The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, September 27, 1929, Image 1

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Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mall Matter
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
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
' 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
"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
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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
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(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
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.-
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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. " "; "''
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
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
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 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
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, 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.
British Will Buy Only At
Low Prices and Favor
Canadian Grain.
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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
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 . ,
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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. , '
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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.