A BIG JOB, BUT ITS DEAD EASY It would be big job to tell one hundred people any thing that would interest them in your goods, but its dead easy if done the right way. This paper will tell several hundred at once at nominal cost. NOT ONE DAY CAN BE FOUND in the week but that you do not need stationery of some sort or other. We furnish neat, clean printing at the Tery lowest rates. Fast presses, modern types, modern work, prompt delivery. Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mall Matter VOLUME 50. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1929 NUMBER 39 PRESTOII-SHAFFER 1STERU MILL CO. Local Concern Adds Salt Lake Plant To Its Present Holdings. The Preston-Shaffer Milling com pany has added a fifth flour mill plant to its present group of mills, by the Tecent purchase of a big mill at Salt Lake City, Utah. The new plant comprises one of the finest mills in the state of Utah and elevator storage capacity for 150,000 bushels of wheat. It is con structed of brick and concrete and is equipped with modern machinery of the highest standard of efficiency. With the purchase of the Salt Lake City mill, follows the organization of the Western Milling company, a sub sidiary of the Preston-Shaffer " Mill ing company. The Western Milling company will operate the Salt Lake mill and the mill at Pendleton which was purchased by the Preston-Shaffer people over a year ago. I. Welk, who has been managing the company's mill at Pendleton, is now in charge of the Salt Lake mill. It is understood that the purchase of the Salt Lake mill was made by the company to facilitate its growing flour trade with California and mid west points. The manufacture and distribution of flour products from Salt Lake to the districts mentioned above can be made more quickly than is possible under the present system of shipments, another advantage being the release of the total products of the other plants for outlet in other markets. The first Preston-Shaffer mill was established at Waitsburg, in 1865. Some 25 years ago the company pur chased the mill here, installed modern machinery and enlarged it to its present capacity. Then followed the purchase of the Peacock mill at Free water, the acquirement of the Byers Milling plant at Pendleton, and the new Salt Lake mill makes the fifth in the chain. . E. H. Leonard, who used to mill at Prescott and Walla Walla, is presi dent of the company succeeding the late W. B. Shatter in mat position. M. L. Watts of Athena is vice-president; William Tucker of Waitsburg, is secretary-treasurer, and E, A. Zerba, who was with company for many years here in Athena, is as sistant secretary. - Permits To Be Issued Outside of Parks and Other Federal Forests Umatilla county stockmen will be interested in a bill designed to regu late grazing on public lands and "to protect the national watershed" as introduced in congress by Representa tive French, republican, of Idaho. The measure was described as in tended to "protect the public domain" from deterioration through erosion, to foster its highest use as a natural watershed for the conservation of water as a deterrent to floods, to en courage the growth of timber and forest plants and to stabilize the live stock industry as it depends upon the public range." It would permit the secretary oi the interior to issue grazing permits for public lands outside the boun daries of national parks, monuments, forests and other reservations. Permits would be limited to ten- year periods with fees to be fixed by the secretary. Jn awarding grazing privileges, preference would be given to homesteaders and residents of the vicinity, and those who complied with terms of the act would be given pre ference in the renewal of permits. Free grazing of domestic livestock would be permitted under regulations prescribed by the secretary, lhe grazing board would be established in each district from residents of the section to co-operate in the adminis tration of the act. Fifty per cent of the money re ceived from, permits would be given to states in which the land was lo cated, to be devoted to the main tenance of public schools and roads. Automobile Engine's Pull Is Totaled In Pounds Athena Held Hermiston To a Single Touchdown Athena held the experienced Her miston' high school team to a touch down in the first . football game of the season on the home grounds, Fri day afternoon. "Pike" Miller's squad of youngsters played a good game through the first, second and third quarters, and until the last of the final period, when from the 20 yard line, they were befuddled by a freak play which put the ball across for Hermiston; score, 8 to 0, This afternoon Athena plays Wa-Hi second team on the local gridiron. Coach Miller is expecting to smooth out several kinks In his tossel with the Wa-Hi lads in today's game. Ex perience Is all that Athena needs for the team to make a good showing against the other school teams of the county, It is expected a good size crowd will be on the sidelines this afternoon to root for the home players. Thompson Sells Garage R, A. Thompson has disposed of his garage and residence property ' in Athena in exchange for a ranch of J150 acres, which is located near Brocan. Malheur county. The deal was made wih k A. Cornell, who comes from Brogan next week to take rhnrira of the eraraee business. He has a son who is an automobile me chanic at present employed in a shop at Walla Walla, who will have charge of the mechanical department in the local garage, M'- and Mrs, Thomp son, who have resided for nianv years in Athena, will live on he Malheur Church Rally Day October 6 has been set for Rally Dat at the Christian church Sunday school and 100 has been made the goal toward which to work out for the presentation of an interesting nrosrram on that day and the services will be followed by a basket dinner in the church basement Come to Bible school on Rally Day, help swell the attendance to 100. and enjoy the fellowship and the welcome awaiting you. ' Etude Club The Etude elub wiW ext Thursday, October 3rd with Mrs. Otho Reeder. All members ' are re quested to be present and be pre pared to answer roll call with name of turn tftece wuuMflAl fty Stbubert New Rail Shortcut Links West With East r- Chicago, Did you know that one "horsepower" released from the fam ily automobile would be sufficient to raise 33,000 pounds of matter one foot off the ground in one minute! , "Automotive horsepower is Greek to everyone but a technician," says a bulletin issued here by the American Research Foundation, "but couched in simple language it is the amount of 'pull' developed by an , engine Horsepower is usually expressed in foot-pounds,' which is the Amount of poWer required to raise one foot Off the ground in one second, une norse power will raise 550 pounds one foot in one second, 33,000 pounds in a minute, or 1,980,000 pounds one foot in an hour.1 "The horseDower developed has a definite ratio to the speed of an en gine. Speaking generally, the higner the speed the greater the horsepower. TW is a noint. however, from which the amount of horsepower de livered begins to decrease, ihis is the reason that a driver frequently has to change speeds when climbing a steep hill. After a shift is made from 'high' to second or first speed, the engine can be speeded up so that it will deliver more power to we rear wheels. "There is a definite relationship between the power and automobile engine develops and the kind of gas oline and lubricants it is tea. in creasingly efficient performance of modern motor1 cars can be traced not merely to mechanical improvements but also to the efforts of Sinclair, Standard and other great American petroleum refiners. These companies have produced juorieants wai seai in the power of the motor, reduce power losses and promote maximum service in an engine.' Moreover, they have developed superior gasoline? that meet all the demands of modern high compression motors. Their ef forts have enabled tns ausomoone industry to make : its phenomenal " " . . . progress in recent yars. Round-Uo Rider Still In Grave Condition The condition of Bonnie MeCarroll. Round-Up performer who was critical ly injured lasf, week when thrown from a hnrlnnc horse, showed no change, hospital attaches say. Mrs MeCarroll was said to have been un the accident Thursday Her husband. Frank MeCarroll, also a Round-Up performer, has been at her hflrfside since the accident. Mr. and Mrs. MeCarroll live at Boise, Idaho, where Mr, MeCarroll is in the ....... ...... garage business, Picture Program Especially interesting to theatre goers is the announcement oi tne showing tomorrow and Sunday nights of the famous nhotoplay, "lhe Canary Murder Case," at the Stan dard Theatre. Paramount presents William Powell and Louise Brooks in the leading roles. They are support ed bv an all star cast including James Hall and Jean Arthur. Sports, news and comedy reels round out an un usually entertaining program. Diet At Round-Un W. E. Roberts, a livestock dealer of Fort Scott, Kansas, was stricken with paralysis while witnessing the Kouna Up Saturday, in company with his wife and friends, and expired in his tacomaH VV3 I 1 &AvM? if" " " IV J? ; .Tmini., 'in.-' ,TI'B', ': 1 (Above) Piute and Klamath Indians ride the first Iron Horse on Southern Pacific's new Alturas-KIamath Trans continental Cut-Off, linking the Pacific Northwest with the East. (Upper right) Capt. O. C. Applegate, Oregon pio neer and Modoc Indian War veteran, who participated In the ceremonies at dedication of new rail line. (Right) First train crashes through papier mache barrier at . Hacka more, California, formally opening for passenger and freight service the 96-mile .ink between Alturas and Klamath Falls. COWBOYS and Indians, pioneers of covered wagon days and business men from all parts of the. West Joined recently in a colorful celebration marking completion of the Southern Pacific Company's new (9,000,000 transcontinental cut-off from the Pacific Northwest to the East Contrasting the old West and the new, the dedicatory program at Hack- amore, Modoo county, Calif., Septem ber i, reached a thrilling climax when a giant locomotive crashed through the scenic reproduction of a mountain range. The breaking of the Darner cleared the way for regular passenger and freight service over the 96-mlle Alturas-KIamath Falls line and opened California's last frontier to rail transportation. Indians, squaws and papooses of the Klamath and Piute Reservations came to the celebration and witnessed arrival of the Iron Horse of today, just as wild tribesmen of ,80 years ago gathered in awe, along the Central Pa dfio Railroad as transcontinental travel changed "from "trail to rail." Cowboys, loggers, ranchmen and vet eran Indian fighters also gave real western atmosphere to the festivities. The new Alturas-KIamath Falls rail line, costing more than $5,000,000, serves to link Southern Pacific's Cas cade and Overland Routes. Connec tion is made at Alturas with the for mer Nevada California -Oregon. Rail road, acquired recently by the South ern Pacific and standard-gauged at. a cost of approximately $4,000,000.'-' This completes (he railroad com pany's $88,000,000 construction pro-! gram which brings Oregon and north ern California more than 200 miles' nearer the markets of the East and provides a shorter route between Cali fornia and Oregon over the Cascade line. Change In Registration Automobile License Per- ( j iod Is Causing Curiosity j Salem. Much, curiosity as . to the j manner in which automobile registra tions will be handled the first of the year due to the change in the regis tration pericd is manifest . among motorists of the state, according to the number of inquiries being made to the secretary of state, Hal E. Hoss. With Oregon unique among states in establishing a split of the calendar year registrations always in force heretofore, an entirely new system has had to be worked out by the secretary of state to provide for the half year registration period on Janu ary 1, 1930, and ,the full . year reg istration on July 1, of the same year. To obviate the necessity of issuing metal license plates twice in the six month period, a method of issuance of temporary - licenses for the first six months of the year has been evolv ed. A windshield sticker, readily identified by special design, will sup plant the customary distribution of license plates on the first of the year. The sticker will not mean that the old 1929 plates should be removed from the automobile, for it will take the 1930 sticker, the ' 1929 ; license plates and the official receipt of reg istration, which is carried in the driv ers compartment of the car, to serve as complete identification of the vehicle.- ' - ''r --; . ' As usual on the first of the year, operators of motor vehicles will be required to file applications for li censes, but this year they will be able to make remittances on a less scale than in the last few years, due to the new license fee law which becomes effective January 1, 1930. Fees for both automobiles and trucks will be based on weights, with a new scale of fees making reductions of approxi mately 25 per cent all along the line. The change in the gas tax will be effective also the first of the year, the added one cent per gallon bring ing the total gas tax to four cents per gallon. " "; "'' BEING SOLD Wallowa Products Are Short For Exhibition , At the Coming Fairs Wallowa. Prospects for gathering large supply of farm exhibits for the fairs to be held in this county are not promising. Fruit displays promise to be especially scarce. The supply of even the common classes of fruit which are usually plentiful in this community is very small. The long spell of dry weather with mois ture conditions below normal years has resulted in the fruit being small and poorly matured. Grain and hay exhibits are more plentiful than fruit and vegetables but even the grain displays will be shorter than that of normal seasons. A school fair and community farm exhibit is being arranged for Friday of this week at the high school gym nasium and will be taken to Enter prise for the opening of the county 'air next week. A number of the local cattlemen and farmers have gone tothe moun tains to bring the stock out from the ranges. The ' feed on the summer ranges is reported to be very shoit and water scarce with the stock liot doing well, The.' green pastures in the irrigated areas are being u?.l to lull capacity, , ' Saved Wild Duck Fred Pittman saved a mallard hen duck from the claws and beak of a ferocious hawk down on the highway, Monday evening. Returning- to town with the highway maintenance crew, Fred saw a wild duck winging its way toward him, pursued by a hawk. A short distance from him the hawk struck the duck, breaking its wing with ope vicious, thrust. Mr. Pitt man picked the duck up from the highway and brought it home with him. Snow In Mountains Rain showers this week broke the prolonged drouth in the Athena sec tion. The rainfall barely laid the dust, but nevertheless it rained real rain drops and brightened things up materially. ' While. raining here a light snowfall ' is reported in the mountains east of town. Apple Harvest Starts Free water- Harvesting of Jona than apples began here this week and October 1 the winter apple harvest will commence. The apples are of exceptional quality and apple work ers are certain of plenty of work until Christmas at lent. Relation of Cooperatives To Federal Farm Board Is Being Considered Portland. Relationship of Oregon cooperative marketing associations with the new federal farm board and with the present national cooper ative movements were considered at a ; special quarterly meeting of the Oregon cooperative council at the Chamber of Commerce here. Reports from Washington by M. H. Newhouse, former manager of the , North Pa cific Cooperative Prune exchange, and studies made by Dr. Milton N. Nelson, Oregon state college specialist, in dicated disapproval of any combina tion grower-dealer type of coopera tive as unsuccessful in practice. S. D. Saunders, president of ' the Washington cooperative council, and head of a $25,000,000 cooperative poultry association in that state, en dorsed adverse reports on combina tion association, saying it was just as logical to "mix water and gasoline and expect to win a race" as to mi cooperatives and private dealers In a single association. Their objectives are entirely different, he said. More than fifty members attended the morning session, the first meeting since the organization of the new farm board. The board, Newhouse re ported, is ready to assist real coo.piv atives. He said now is h time for Oregon groups to. qualify for such aid. The Oregon council includes repre sentatives of forty organfratkms hav ing a combined membership of 13,000, How Much Longer The state forester has let it be known that until a general rain pre vails over the entire state, the deer season will remain closed. Hunters are patiently waiting for conditions in the forests, especially in those of Eastern . Oregon to moisten up with rain, when they will go to als favor its hunting grounds. Sam. has fallen sufficiently ia Uie Umatilla Forest rese.pt to make it safe for hunting in the opinion of supervisor Iro'tn. Oregon State College Man Writes Text Book Which Covers Marketing Oregon State College. A new text and reference book, "Cooperative Marketing of Agricultural Products." setting forth in concrete form the history and present problems and possibilities of cooperative marketing associations in the United States written by Dr; N. H. Cornish, profes sor of economics and sociology, has just been received hers from the publishers, D. Appleton and company of New York. A number of Oregon organizations are discussed at length In the new book, including the Hood River Apple Growers association, the. Tillamook County Creamery association, the Pa cific Cooperative Poultry Producers, the North Pacific Cooperative Prune Exchange, the Pacific Cooperative Wool Growers, and the Cooperative Managers association, a purchasing organisation at Oregon State College. Dr. Cornish, during the 12 years in which he has been teaching coopera tive marketing at the college, has had much practical experience in organizing, directing and advising co operative association in Oregon, and has mad an extensive study of the whoJe field of cooperative market ing in the United States. The , book as announced by the publishes, "Sets out in bold relief the. confusion and weakness of our present marketing system; then shows historically the specific" proh lems of the marketing of certain typical farm products such as cit rus fruits,, vegetables, milk, cheese, tobacco, grain, eggs, etc. In dealing with the present problems of cooper ative organizations, price, pooling, advertising, marketing, cost and legal problems are recounted and analyzed and methods of solution suggested." County Schools Will t Be Given Dental Survey . i . - , A dental survey, covering all the schools of the county? will be conduct ed during the month of October by Dr. Estill L. Brunk, of Marion coun- v Dental Unit, Salem, Oregon, who vill arrive in Pendleton, September The Umatilla county Health As sociation is sponsoring the project and will pay Dr. Brunk's expenses while in the county. He will be as sisted by members of the association ar by Miss Helen J- Samson, coun ty nurse. This : work is made pos sible through the co-operation of the State Board of Dental Examiners and the Marion County Child Health Dem onstration, Salem, Oregon, under an agreement which has been in effect for several years, but which expires Aprl 1930. Dr. Brunk has already conducted similar surveys in Marion, Jackson, Klamath and Douglas . counties with the result that large numbers of dent al corrections have been made among the children of school age . and per manent dental clinics have been es tablished in those counties. Bird Season, Nxt Week With the opening of hunting seas on on Chinese pheasants and Hun garian partridges, there is consider able discussion under way as to the number of birds this year, in com parison with the number last season. Prevailing opinion points to a scarcity of pheasants at this time, with a liklehood that next season there will be fewer. Some favored closing the pre seat cpen sessxm. Arrested For Possession Bill Hall was arrested by Constable Taylor early Friday morning for possession of liquor. Search of his residence revealed two gallons and five pints of whiskey. Taken before Judge Richards, Hall was fined $200 and sentenced to. serve 00 days in the county jaiL :t Guests During Round-Up 1 Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dudley have had as their guests during the Round Up Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Van Dusen of Astoria. The visitors have been entertained during the past week at the Dudley summer home at Bing ham Springs. IK IN PARCELS AFLOAT British Will Buy Only At Low Prices and Favor Canadian Grain. i-, . ... Portland. More export wheat sales weremade over the week end of par cels afloat, but at 'prices under the current level here. , English buyers are only interested in northwestern wheat at cut prices, but they seem to be willing to pay considerably more for Canadian wheat at . Vancouver, B. C. . The local futures market was moderately steady but quiet with total transactions switching from De cember to May was noted. At the close, September was cent higher and December and May cent low er than Saturday. Deliveries on September contracts were 1000 bush les. , . . . , .... . ,r. : No changes were made in cash quotations. ' ' The Chicago market closed 14 cents lower to cent advance. Nervousness prevailed from start to finish and rallies failed to hold al though at times some good-sized buy ing orders appeared. It early became evident that another increase in the visible supply was probable and afterward made a certainty by an nouncement that stocks had piled up 2,789,000 bushels with the aggre gate 188,343,000 bushels compared to 103,282,000 bushels a year ago. Ad vices were current that Rosario, Pamjas, Cordoba and Santa Fe prov inces, Argentina had . received . rain and that eastern Australia drought districts had also t been somewhat dampened. The Liverpool market closed i to '2d lower, whereas some advance had been looked for. 'Accompanying the downturn . was a report from Broomhall that no large buying of wheat for Europe !.waa expected until 4 after January 1 and that then the new Argentine crop would be avail- able. It was alao noted in this con- ''' nection that tha amount of wheat on passage is decidedly larger than t year ago and that the great accumul ation of wheat not only in the United : States but elsewhere in the northern f. hemisphere is making buyers Indif- ! ferent. A government bulletin said production in 30 countries is reported ' to be 2,860,160 bushels, a reduction of i 12 per cent in the same countries in 1928. Good yields and high quality J wheat have been obtained . in the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy and Germany, and native wheat of good quality was being offered free ly in European markets at relatively lower prices than foreign grains. Im- port demand, therefore, continued of, only moderate volume, with Argentine j wheat still underselling United States i grain in foreign markets. :'' Dry Creeks Run Again i Down at Cottage Grove Cottage Grove. The appearance of water in small creeks that had been dry for a month or more is puzzling oldtimers for an explanation. : The phenomena was noticed when a search was . being made for water for the greens of the Cottage Grove Golf club, .which has been supplied by a portable pumping plant. Bennett creeK, wnicn naa ueen abandoned some time before the sup ply completely failed, was found tc again have plenty, ine same report has since been made on other creeks. The predication has been made that this means an early rain, but there has been no satisfactory explanation of how water bubbling from the ground can have any influence upon water to come from the clouds. Delegates Appointed The W. C. T. U. met on Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Stella Keen with fourteen members" in attendance. Delegates were appointed to attend state convention to be held in Pendle ton, October 21 to 25 inclusive. Mrs. II. H. Hill had charge of an interest ing program. During the social hour -Mrs, E. 0. Lee and Mrs. L. M. Keen assisted the hostess in serving cake salad and coffee. The October meet ing will be held on the 29th at the home of Mrs. H. E. Dow. Trap Gun Slays Bear William Martin, who runs his sheep in tba Wenaha reserve, will not be bothered by one bear any more. The animal killed two ewes, and a trap gun was rigged up. The bear paid a visit and the string which was to set off the trigger broke. A wire was then used, and the second trip by the bear proved fatal. The animal weigh ed Zffl tfta&s". Improvements Are Made At Athena Tourist Park i C. T. "Booth, proprietor of the Ath- ena Tourist Park successor to "Pink's Place" is making extensive improvements, in .the matter of ad ditional buildings being constructed on the grounds. ? - Mr, Booth has made purchases of two buildings recently, the old opera house, which is being torn down, and the dwelling house formerly occupied by Ora Shigley and family, in the southeast part of town. This dwelling house, moved to Ath ena years ago from the A. R. Price farm, has been moved to the tourist park and divided into two commodious buildings. One will be occupied by Mr. Booth as his residence, and the other portion will be converted into tourist cabins, a rest room and a shower bath compartment. Material from the opera house building will be utilized entirely in the construction of additional cabins at the park. ,. . k . , i f ," j 1. I J. 1 Studio Opening , A Lss Angeles newspaper an nounces the opening of the Highland Park Studio of Speech, Mrs.; J. C. Baddeley, director, Wednesday after noon with a special opening program to which the public was invited. The studio is located at 1422 Mt. Pleasant street Mrs. Baddeley, well known in Athena,, conducts adult classes in drama and speech and also gives pri vate instruction in speech, arts, voice and drama. , ' 5 1 Leases King Land The Leader : reports that ; Mrs. George Lieuallen of Athena has leas ed the J. A. King place on the Wild Horse from Mr. King and the form er Chance Rogers ranch adjoining it from the Joint Stock Land bank, of Portland. , The land will be operated by her sons. Mr. King sold to Mrs. Llmlat 120 tafei of ixommtf fallow.