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Senate Confirms Eight On
Board; Only Three
. Washington. Confirmation of the
eight men selected by President
Hoover to administer the term relief
act, was voted overwhelmingly by the
senate. -
Contests were waged against only
three of the men Alexander Legge
oi Uucago, the chairman and business
representative; and Samuel R. Mc-
A.eivie, oi weDrasKa, wheat repre
sentative; Carl Williams of Okla
homa, for cotton.
Roll calls were taken only on three,
the others receiving approval with
out record votes. Legge was approved
67 to 13, McKelvie 50 to 27 and Wil
liams 57 to 20. i " '
The leaders of the democrats and
republican independents, who twice
put the export debenture principle of
farm relief into the farm bill over
President Hoover's objections, before
the house finally rejected it, joined to
express a willingness to give the
president his own board to administer
his own act.
Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the
democratic leader, voted for all the
nominees. Senator Borah of the re:
publican independents supported Leg
ge but voted against both McKelvie
and Williams. Senator Norris of
Nebraska, of this group, voted against
Legge and Williams but refrained
from voting on McKelvie. ,
"The responsibility must rest where
it belongs," Senator Robinson stated
in announcing that he was willing to
give Mr.. Hoover the farm board he
chose to administer the act he de
manded. ,
IViiool Election Monday
To Vote On Special Tax
The school election Monday after
noon to vote On the special tax levy
for Union High school district No. 7
will be held at the school building in
the usual voting place. .
Interest in the election is at a high
pitch in view of the fact that at two
former elections the special tax was
defeated. It is understood that ef
forts to effect a compromise between
the opposing forces have failed, the
latest being made this week by of
fer of the present board to resign;
suggesting among others to succeed
them, Mrs. Lizzie Haney and Virgil
It is reported this offer was met by
the proposal that Laurence Pinkerton,
Marion Hansell and W. P. Littlejohn
resign from the board, and that
Homer I. Watts, Mrs. Lizzie Haney
and Virgil Zerba be appointed in their
places, and that the three board mem
bers above mentioned, were not to
again serve on the board for a per
iod covering the next five years. -
Injured In Battle
With Crazed Bull
McMinniville. Clinging to the nose
ring, of the maddened animal until
two of his fingers were torn off and
his chest crushed, Isaac Boyer fought
a barehanded, half hour battle with
a bull here. Physicians said he prob
ably would not live.
Boyer, in moments of conscious
ness, said the bull attacked him while
he was leading it to water. He was
knocked down and the animal leaped
on him. He wa able to grasp the
nose ring he said, and clung to it
until he lost his fingers. Then he
seized it with his other hand and hung
on until his elderly father and two
passersby came to his assistance .
Misspelled Word Contest
The Tum-A-Lum Lumber company
of this city has inaugurated a mis
spelled word contest for the readers
of the Press this week. The mis
spelled word will be found in the
columns of the "Tum-A-Lum Tickler,"
the company's advertisement, ap
pearing on page two of today's Press.
The company offers a prize of $3.00 to
the person finding the misspelled
word. Send in the word with your
name to the Tum-A-Lum office. All
of the names sent in will be mixed
and the lucky one drawn out, wins the
prize. -...,.-.-. w -i..
Idaho Vandals Are ileal
Menace For Northwest
Conference Championship
, University of Oregon. Idaho, with
a 19 to 0 triumph over Montana has
become Oregon's immediate menace in
the Northwest, and- even more
thorough preparation than had been
previously planned will begin in the
Webfoot camp Monday following the
34 to 0 slaughter of the light Wil
lamette team Saturday. Since Wash
ington's miserable showing against U
S. C, the Oregon-Vandal batik at
Portland this week-end has moved in
to tfcTnsJtion of prime importance in
the north,. i-. df
With the exception of Idaho, which
will not run into southern competition
until November 23 when it plays the
Trojans at Los Angeles, all the teams
north of the California line have been
edged out of the Pacific Coast con
ference title race. The interest in
the north now is to determine what
Northwest football team is supreme
in its own section. . -
Last year the unofficial title wa3
divided between Oregon and Washing
ton State, but the Cougars, in a last
minute upset, were toppled from their
claims by losing to Washington, 6 to
0, in the final game' of the year. Thus
on the basis of an undefeated con
quest of the north in 1928, the title
of the "strongest team in the North
west" was tacked on to the Webfoot
This year, however, the claim to
Northwest supremacy is contend
for by four schools. Washington, al
though still a factor, was pushed in
to secondary importance . through its
tie with Montana, and the Grizzlies in
turn were automatically dropped af
ter the loss to the Vandals. The four
teams who now stand foremost in the
north are Oregon, Oregon State, Idaho
and Washington State, .
Dayton Outplayed Mac-Hi
According To Daywn View
Football is a hot topic in Milton
Free water this year, where Mac-Hi
has what is considered to be a win'
ning team. Last Saturday, the game
in which Dayton won from Mac-Hi
by the score of 13 to 0, was a des
perately fought contest , , .-, .,,
It has since been whispered around
that Dayton received the breaks in
the game but a Dayton fan has this
to say in the Walla Walla Union:
"Dayton went into this game out
weighed at least ten pounds to the
man, - and outfought Mac-Hi from
whistle to whistle. Dayton recovered
almost every fumble simply because
its boys were rushing the ball and al
ways had two or three fighting wild
cats within reach of it. We were hit
ting those big boys so hard it hurt
and they simply were never given a
chance to start a march to the goal
line. Contrary to your recital of the
game neither score came as a result
of a recovered fumble. One score was
beautifully executed forward pass
and it was an earned score in any
body's game. The second score was
an interception returned to a touch
down." -. - .
Athena Is Playing
At Hermiston Today
"Pike" Miller and his Athena high
school football players, left this
morning for Hermiston, where they
will play Hermiston in the second
game of the season, this afternoon.
Hermiston defeated the local team on
the home grounds in a hardfought
contest, 6 to 0, on September 20.
Hermiston in the game here proved
to be better than last year, but the
Athena team forced her to use all
she had in her repertoire of plays.
Having this knowledge, the Athena
team should be in a position to hold
the west end team to another close
score, or maybe take this afternoon's
Athena has improved since meeting
Hermiston here. New plays have
been developed and the line and back
field has been strengthened by several
shifts recently made by the coach. To
day's game should be a good one.
Big Oregon Turk Crop
Corvallis Oregon will supply 10
per cent more turkeys for the nation's
Thanksgiving and Christmas tables
than heretofore, according to the first
report issued by the marketing depart
ment of the Oregon State College ex
tension service. How prices will be is
still uncertain, but advance quotations
are 40 cents a pound for number one
dressed toms. r - '
" Dates for holding the annual potato
show at Weston have been set for
Friday and Saturday, November, 1
and 2. .- , ,
' Robbery Believed Solved
East Oregonian: With the arrest of
William Grenier, 20, at Nampa, Idaho,
the robbery of the Johnson Chap
man home on the Umatilla Indian
reservation is believed by the sheriff's
office to be cleared up. Grenier was
arrested by the Nampa police on in
formation contained in a bulletin is
sued out of the sheriffs office Monday
morning. i"-'v-'i
Hand Severely Burned
A gasoline stove in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickey became
enveloped in flames, Monday, when
excessive pressure in the tank caus
ed the gasoline to overflow. Mr.
Dickey had his right hand severely
burned in carrying the stove from the
house. ";
Journey to Arctic Made in Canoe
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Amos Burg of Portland, camera explorer and adventurer, and Dr. George
Rebec, dean of the graduate school at the University of Oregon, spent the
summer on a 8,000-mile canoe voyage of exploration tfiat carried them
along the Athabaska, Slave and Mackenzie rivers to (he Arctic ocean.
Here a 90-mile portage was made over the summit of the Rocky mountains
to the headwaters of the Bell river, where the two men embarked in skin
canoes for a 500-mile float down the western slope of the Rockies, the
Bell and the porcupine to Fort Yukon. Drawing shows map of journey.
Insert is Burg upon departure. , .
Proud Owner Shows Champion
"You'll Do's Grey Creampot of W. M.", Junior Champion Jersey Cow
and Its owner Mrs. Edna L. Knight. .
Mrs. Edna L. Knight. Willow-
meadow Jersey Farm, Willows,
California, one of the few women
breeders of livestock and success
ful, too will exhibit her prize-win-ning
Jerseys at the 19th Annual
. Pacific International Livestock Ex
position, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 26
Nov. 2, inclusive.
This year, for the first time, the
American Jersey Cattle Club has
selected Pacific International to be
one of the four sectional shows in
the United States. This makes
available awarda for AU-Amerlcan
honor-i in the Jersey division of
the West's greatest livestock
classic. The Club has also added
$1,000.00 to the Exposition's prize
money, bringing the total premiums
offered for Jerseys alone up to
$3,500.00. Total prize money for
all classes aggregates $100,000.00.
New features announced for this
year's Exposition are the 2000
coop display of the Oregon Poultry
and Pet Stock Show; Junior Agri
cultural activities in the new J. C.
Penney Hall; and the Oregon Fish
and Game Commission's Exhibit of
Wild Life (Including a Fish Hatch
ery in full operation). Altogether,
the 1929 program will offer greats
er variety than ever before 12
complete shows Pure Bred Live
stock Show; Fat Stock Show;
Dairy, Manufacturer's and Land
Products Shows; Sheep Show;
American National Fox Show; Na
tional Wool Show; Industrial Ex
position; Boys' and Girls' Club
Work Exhibits; Northwest Hay
and Grain Show; and world-renowned
Horse Show, includlug
among other spectacular events
the Six-Horse Team Driving con
tests during each of the seven
evening programs.
Special reduced fares to the Ex
position will be in effect on all
leading transportation lines in this
Sues For Divorce
Josie Frazier Walter has filed suit
the circuit court against Arthur
Walker for a divorce, giving cruel and
inhuman treatment as grounds for
the action. In the complaint, Mrs.
Walker -asks that she be allowed $100
attorneys fees, $50 suit money, $25
monthly as permanent alimony and
that she be decreed one-third owner
in county farming property and town
lots in the city of Freewater.
October Mercury Soars
Midsummer heat in mid October has
been experienced here this week. Mon
day the temperature ran up to 82, and
Tuesday recording instruments show
ed 84. ........ ...
Out Hunting Deer
Henry Dell and his son-in-law, Mr.
De Merritt, left Monday for the John
Day country on a deer hunt. They
went to the same locality where last
season they succeeded in killing a
coup'e of bucks. Sunday morning W.
C. Campbell, his son William and
George Brace left for the Arbogast
stock ranch in Grant county, on a
deer bunting expedition.
. Picture Program
The Standard Theatre offers Sax
Rohmer's great character stage pre
sentation, "The Mysterious Dr. Fu
Manchu," in its silent screen version
tomorrow night and Sunday. Three of
Paramount's leading screen favorites,
Warner Oland, Jean Arthur and Neil
Hamilton are given the leading parts
in the portrayal of what is considered
the most thrilling mystery ever film
ed. Comedy and news reel are as
usual, a part of the program for both
School Principals Are
To Meet At Salem;
. , Big Plans Are Studied
Salem. High school principals of
Oregon will meet in the hall of rep
resentatives here for a two-day con
ference today and tomorrow. The
meeting will be under the joint aus
pices of the department of high school
principals of the Oregon State Teach
ers' Association and the state depart
ment of education.
This forenoon Governor Patterson,
state school superintendent C. A How
ard and president Harry B. Johnson
of the Oregon High School Principals'
Association will speak. The jfemapd
er of the day will be gTveit to com
mittee reports and in the evening the
conference f'j-ncr will be served at
the Maricr. Ilvlo!. j"
Tomorrow forenoon Mrs. Virginia
C. Bacon, state librarian,: will talk on
state library service, and E. B. Lemon
of Oregon State College entrance re
quirements. The committee reports
will occupy the rest of the session.
The meeting will be recognized as an
official convention of the principals,
Report Made By the
County Health Nurse
Helen J. Samson, new county health
nurse, gives the following report for
publication in the county papers:
A large portion of the month has
been spent in getting acquainted with
the people and the conditions in the
county. All the dentists and pearly
all the doctors have been called upon.
as well as many of the local people
of the different towns who are in
terested in the health program.
As the greatest number of defects
among the school children aro listed
under the heading of teeth, we are
hoping for wonderful results from the
coming dental survey by Dr. Brunk
of Salem. On account of the survey,
it has been necessary to locate as
many of the rural schools as possible
and endeavor to have definite direc
tions for reaching them, this has
taken much time and without the aid
of Mr. Yeager, county school super
mtendent, would have been impos
sible. Many of the larger schools
have been visited and conferences
held with the principals for the pur
pose of organizing the work. The
pupils in nine of the rural schools
have been given the 'regular routine
A class for mothers was held in
Pilot Rock. This was the first of a
series of eight lessons.
Investigations were made for the
county court, the Oregon Child Wel
fare commission, and the Doern-
becher hospital.
Echo Groceryman Is
Killed In an Accident
H. R. Willis, for the past 16 years
a resident of Echo and proprietor of
the Willis Grocery store, was killed
in an automobile accident Monday
mgnt at 'J o'clock, when his car, a
sedan, turned over after hitting loose
gravel on the highway a half mile
east of Hermiston.
Mr. Willis was returning to. Echo
after buying butter at Hermiston,
when he attempted to pass another
car, struck the gravel and the accident
resulted. A passing motorist took Mr.
Willis to the Hermiston' hospital
where he died in half an hour. He
was badly bruised and suffered a
fracture of the skull near the temple.
Mr. Willis, who is In his early
forties, is survived by a widow as well
as brothers and sisters living in New
York. ' '
Bridge Club Entertained
The second meeting in the fall series
of the Athena Bridge club was en
Joyed by members Friday afternoon
when they were guests of Mrs. Henry
Dell. For decorations the hostess
used masses of Michaelmas daisies
and other autumn flowers. Four
tables were in play, additional guests
including Mrs. Justin Harwood, Mrs.
Alma Koontz of Portland and Mrs.
Sarah Jane Bowles of Walla Walla.
High club score was made by Mrs.
H. I. Watts, Mrs. Harwood receiving
a dainty guest prize the consolation
falling to Mrs. W. P. Littlejohn.
Curtailed Season Cuts Profits
Harold Clifford, state game warden,
tells the state game commission that
postponement of the deer hunting
season for 12 days this fall not only
cut into the time limit for the hunter
to bag his deer but also sliced the in
come of the state from licenses near
ly $30,000...
Two Unclaimed Pictures
There are two unclaimed photo
graphs at the Miller furniture store,
where they -were left by persons unr
known to George Wall,' now in charge
of the store. Both are largo photos
and are framed. One is a photo
graph of the 6th U. S. Cavalry Reg.,
taken at Newport News, June 29 1919.
The other large photograph is one
taken of Warren Raymond's old
stationary threshing outfit.
Pendleton and Mac-Hi will nave
their annual football contest on the
Mac-Hi gridiron, tomorrow afternoon.
Pendleton is promoting an automo
bile caravan to the game.
Trace of Rain
A slight trace of rain fell Wednes
day night, and the change in temera
ture resulted 14 lower registrations.
Burglar Injured In
Blast, Leaves An Ear
and a Finger Behind
Roseburg. The mutterings of an
injured man while recovering from an
anaesthetic, paved the way to jail for
narry and Kaymond Carr of Portland,
on suspicion of being the men who
attempted to blow a safe at Grants
Harry Carr had been taken to a
hospital here by Raymond Carr, who
said they were brothers, physicians
revealed. The former was suffering
from the loss of two fingers and an
ear and other injuries. Physicians
said they decided surgical attention
was necessary.;
Later Harry was removed to a Ward,
Physicians said other patients heard
him, mutter of "safe robberies." Sher
iff G. T. Jackson was notified and he
placed the brothers under arrest.
, Physicians declared the Injured man
might not live.
Police at Grant's Pass said one of
the robber who attempted to blow
the safe, had been injured. Bits of
human flesh spattered the walls of
the Golden Rule department store and
a trail of blood led to the offices of
Dr. C. B. Marks and Mrs. C. J. Moser
in an adjacent building, where a hu
man finger was found. Opiates and
surgical instruments were reported to
have been stolen from the physicions"
The blast did not open the safe but
wrecked it so badly that experts were
unable to open it despite several hours
of work. '
Questioned here by Sheriff Jacksort
and Sheriff Lister of Grants' Pass,
Raymond Carr denied any knowledge
of the robbery. He said his brother
had been injured in a hunting accident
near here. The officers declared, how
ever, that they found safe burglars
tools and a bottle of nitro-glycerine
m an automobile said to have been
driven by Carr.
Adams Ladies Entertain
At Autumn Luncheon
Gay blossoms in brilliant autumn
hues were used in profusion about
the rooms of the spacious home of
Paul, Lieuallen, last Thursday, when
guests were bidden to luncheon by
Mrs. Paul Lieuallen, Mrs. James
Lieuallen and Mrs. Ravella Lieuallen.
Covers were marked with cards sug
gestive of the Hallowe'en season at
small tables centered with miniature
crystal baskets of flowers. Bridge
was the diversion of the afternoon,
twelve tables being in play. Honors
fell to Mrs. Penn Harris who won
first prize, Mrs. Ralph McEwen sec
ond, and Mrs. Glenn Dudley received
the consolation. The following guests
were present
Mesdames H. I. Watts, B. B. Rich
ards, W. P. Littlejohn, Ralph Mc
Ewen, Dean Dudley, Sheldon Taylor,
Glenn Dudley, A. H. Mclntyre, Chase
Garfield, C. M. Eager, Lloyd Mich
ner, Francis Lieuallen, Penn Harris,
James Cress well, Bryce Baker, Henry
Dell, Armond DeMerritt, W. S. Fer-
guson, F. S. LeGrow, M. W. Hansell,
L. Lieuallen, Fred Pinkerton, Chas.
DuPuis, Don Johnson, Raul Morrison,
W. Pinkerton, M. M. Johns, C. L,
McFadden, Art. Douglas, A. W. Logs-
don, H. A. Barrett, Miss Blanch John
son, Mrs. Geo. 'Woodward and Mrs.
Ralph Cannon of Walla Walla, Mrs.
Tom Mosgrove of Milton, Mrs. C.
Tubbs, Mrs. Roy Duff, Mrs. Kimball
of Pendleton.
H. E. Dixon Of La Grande
Becomes Chancellor
Sisters Elect.
Portland.--The Oregon grand lodire
Knights; of Pythias, meet:ng in the
Pythian temple at Yamhil and West
Park streets for its 47th annual con
vention, elected officers for the new
year, discussed the welfare and social
work of the lodge, and Tuesday night
had a hilarious time at the initiative
ceremonies of the sunshine branch of
the order, the Dramatic Order of the
Knights of Khorassan.
Officers elected were: Grand chan
cellor, H. E. Dixon, La Grande; grand
vice-chancellor, Ira W. Carl, Portland;
grand keeper of the seals, Walter
Gleeson, Baker; grand master of the
exchequer, J. W. Maloney, Pendleton;
grand master at arms, Frank Taylor,
Eugene; grand outer guard, Thorleif
Hansen, Portland; grand inner guard,
N. S. Soden, Vcrnonia; supreme rep
resentative, Fred J. Johnson, Port
land; supreme representative-elect,
Darwin E. Yoran, Eugene; grand
prelate, I. W. Turner, Forest Grove.
The officers will be installed at
ceremonies , the closing of the meeting.
While the knights were about their
business, the Pythian Sisters, in ad
joining rooms were electing the fol
lowing: Grand chief, Mrs." Helen
Stranahan, Hood River; grand sen
ior, Mrs. Nettle Hardesty, Seaside:
grand junior, Mrs. Eva Marks, Rose
burg; grand manager, Mrs. Mamie
Bennet, Bend; mistress of records and
correspondence, Mrs. Rose Farring
ton, Portland; mistress of finance,
Mrs. Mabel Erickson, Valsetz; grand
guard, Mrs. Ethel Murphy, Albany;
supreme representative, Mrs. Emma
McKinney, Hillsboro. Mrs. Cobi de
Lespinosse was re-elected.
Following the election of officers
the knights "and sisters gathered in
the lodge auditorium for memorial
services,, with the past chiefs' club of
Phalena temple, Portland, in charge.
In the report of the altruistic com
mittee of the Pythian sisters, it was
stated that the altruistic work for the
year amounted to $19,379.10. Past
grand chiefs of the sisterhood held
banquet in the roseroom of the
Hotel Benson.
lay Market Affects
Sales of Livestock
The most active fall bay market in
many years with average prices for
alfalfa in Oregon $2.60 above the
level of a year ago, is reported in the
weekly market review just released
by the agricultural economics de
partment of the state college exten
sion service. Scarcity of feed because
of poor pastures has stimulated the
demand for hay at the same time
that holdings the country over are
some seven million tons below last
year's total.
This situation in the feed market
has caused heavier shipments of un
finished cattle and hogs to market,
temporarily depressing the price.
The general outlook remains favor
able after the present forced ship
ments are over, although some ob
servers believe that the market for
stocker and feeder -cattle will remain
somewhat below" that of last year.
Admits Non-Support Charge
Mose McBean, who was arrested re
cently on a charge of non-support of
two minor children, pleaded guilty to
the charges when arraigned before the
circuit court. His sentence was sus
pended and he was released under
bond on the condition that he pay $20
monthly for the support of the chil
Apple Harvest On
Apple harvest in the Touchet Valley
is in full swing. Jonathans, Grimes
Golden and the Delicious are about
picked and work has been started on
Rome Beauties. It is estimated that
the apple crop is only T5 per cent
average thia year.
School Boys Stage
a Round-Up at Helix
Hugh and Donald McEwen aspiring
young cowboys of the district north
west of Athena are reciving quite a
lot of newspaper notoriety this Fall.
The two boys took part in the pony
races at the Walla Walla County
fair last month, riding their Shetlanda
to and from the scene of action.
Last week during the vacation
granted school children on account
of the Teachers' Institute, the boys
staged a miniature Round-Up in He
lix at the Gun Club Park.
Details were carefully arranged,
the parade being a feature of the
day. Hugh, who was president led
the concourse on a beautiful bay
horse. A large number of buckaroos
in brilliant costumes, a stage coach
followed by Red Cross attendants
with emergency cot wended its way
to the grounds, when races and the
bucking contest amused the large,
crowd of spectators. Admission of
five and ten cents was charged, the
receipts of the day totaling five dol
lars which was used in prizes for
the successful contestants.
Hubert Snapp, Gordon Gammell and
Harold Pierce were the judges. No
casualties were suffered but Warren
Hicks met with an accident when he
fell from the large mule on which he
was performing.
Three Deer Brought In
Leonard Geissel, Dale Stephens and
Bryce Baker hunted deer out from the
Arbogast stock ranch in Grant coun
ty Sunday. A nice buck fell before
the unerring aim of Leonard. The
boys returned home Monday forenoon
Friday, John Stanton and Jens Jensen
drove out west of Ukiah and returned
Monday with two bucks, each hunter
killing one out of a band of five,
driven past them by shots of other
An interesting and attractive pro
gram is being arranged for a praise
service to occur at the Christian
church Sunday evening. Solos, duets
and; quartettes will be features, a
short devotional exercise and con
gregational singing are also planned
for the occasion. An urgent invita
tion is extended to all to attend.
Goes To John Day
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickey are
leaving for John Day, Grant county,
where Mr. Dickey will operate a pool
hall and rooming house. He has ex
changed his Athena residence proper
ty for the John Day property.