1 flfca A BIG JOB, BUT ITS DEAD EASY It would be a 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 tort or other. We furnish neat, clean printing at the very lowest rates. Fast presses, modern types, modern work, prompt delivery. Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon,' as Second-Class Mail Matter VOLUME 50. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25. 1929 NUMBER 43 EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION A . GROWING REQUIREMENT FOR SUCCESS IN MODERN BUSINESS -'.) American Bankers Association ;;i ; THE great school of Experience i3 still holding classes in America, but the scientific spirit of the age has so gener ally invaded the workshops of industry and trade that they have largely become technical research and training laboratories in themselves and are" no; longer run on the old-fashioned cut-and-try methods jfipnrier generations when Ex perience was considered the -only teacher. It would be hard to find a working force in any pre-eminently successful business or in dustrial organization in the United States today but what the dominating leadership is schooled in the scientific . principles of its specific field, whether manufacturing, mer chandising or finance. The rapidly advanc inir standards of business in this country. Li"" I 'With their relentless demands for efficiency Uvr ao tilt? uiiijr hujjc ivi suiuiai m me vuiucbi- I , tive struggle for economic existence, . has I sounded the death-knell for guesswork and siipsnoa metnoas. . As a result, educational preparation in the techniques of commerce, industry and finance are virtually essential to outstanding success in these i fields, as it is already an absolute prerequisite in the various recognized professions. This is not to depreciate the value of - - - : - F 1 v J ' : if 1 uess, but education atter all is merely mnan fni httlnlnr tho Individual to apply the net good of the accumulated experience of many Jo his own day's . work a means tor helping special nntlVA shtlltv to coma into its own more rapidly and surely and tor en , abling all classes of ability to gain the maximum ot success to which they are entitled. These facts are plainly recognized by practical, worn-a-aay nusmess in every line. Every progressive busi- naan nrffflnlMnn In Imorlpll 11 flfrl- phaslzing the Importance ot education as never before. Education has come , to be looked upon as the answer to many of the problems within the or ganization as well as to problems at- iecung inuuairy ns wuuio. . . ... Business organizing institutes Institutes tor developing specifically qualified workers are being operated or organized In many fields ot com- ; t 1 J I .1 . . . ! -1 . 1. t f ThAsii iuerciui hum luuusinai auiiTii. "coo inctltnlBR nro trvme various tVDes OI educational work with a distinct trend toward more and more emphasis upon education for the rank and file of bust ness employees of all grades. We have been having business fail ures In this country at the rate of about 2,000 a month. This score speaks for itself. It is glaring evidence of in competence on the part of thousands" of business men In handling the prob lems Inherent in their fields 'of 'en- .1 mi.. nnHnrl nnnnrfla dVi n W UUttVOr. x lie uutaucu i cvui us ouw that practically 75 of business fall-, ure in this country Is due. to lack .pf training and competence on the part of those who failed. ' This Is conclu sive evidence that no one can afford to undertake executive business re sponsibilities wunoui aaequaie eauca tlon and training. It is for that reason that every enlightened business organ ization is today insisting as never be fore that its employees take advan " taee of some type of technical train ing. American banking is fortunate and has Just cause for pride in that it has a record of twenty-eight years of defi nitely organized educational activity , among its workers to Its credit tor ae 4 veloping trained bankers. - People In . banks in large numbers are taking advantage of the educational opportu i nity given by the great non-commercial ' college ot the banking business, the American Institute of Banking. They see on every hand evidences ot the ' value of the training it gives. Of the - 10.000 graduates of this Institute, 70 now occupy official positions In Amer- ; lean banks. The other 30 are still ' too young to have attained such heights. Here is an example and an encouragement to the people ot all lines of business. t The American Institute ot Banking has a membership of 64,320. Of these ' 33,851 are class enrolments, compris- - lng youngeT bank people, both men and women, who are learning the sci entific technique of their chosen busi ness at the same time they are en gaged in the practical work ot earning their livings at It The difference be tween the 33,851 enrolled in classes and the 84,820 total membership com prise! older bankers who have taken the Institute courses in the past or are at the present time sponsoring ' some type ot educational work in (he i organisation. ' Banking Educates Ha People It has been estimated that there are" . probably 175,000 bank officers and em ployees In the United States at the present time. These figures would mean that about one banker In every -six is either enrolled in Institute , classes In banking or Is actively sup porting soma educational function of the organization. No statement could possibly give more emphasis to the importance placed on education by the nklng interests of America than ea facts. j American IastitsU pt Banking is the educational section of the Amer ican Bankers Association. : It was formed twenty-eight years ago by bank employees and officers and has been carried on ever since as a voluntary organization. Many students who have graduated continue their membership in order to give active support to some type of educational work other than the actual class program. The greater part ot the educational work is carried on in 200 cities and towns in the United States. Here the local chapter of the American Insti tute of Banking has Its regularly or ganized courses of study under super vision of the national body with local Instructors and directors to fulfil the standard requirements regarding text material, classwork and examinations. Instructors are recruited from the staffs of leading universities, . from members of the legal profession and from among accountants and bank men who have made a record in some field ot activity In banking that marks them as experts.' 'AH instructors must be approved by the national organiza tion. They are compensated by the lo cal units. The students pay tuition, in which they are frequently aided by their employing banks, and this, to gether with contributions made by the banks for general classroom overhead, finances the educational program. Education a Pathway to Advancement Leading banks In various parts of the country are insisting that their employees lake work in the Insti tute. This Is frequently a part of their contract of employment at the time they enter the bank. ' It is also now quite generally understood in the field of American banking that study in the American Institute of Bank ing is considered one of the baste factors in the promotion ot the in dividual to a place of importance in a bank. The Standard Certificate of the American Institute of Banking is an nually gaining a greater and wider recognition among practical bankers throughout the United States. These certificates are coming to have the same importance in the banking world that certificates of education have In the field of the general professions. This is a practical example and one thoroughly well demonstrated by sea soned experience of the new spirit ot American business. ' ' ; ' ' ; PAUL A. SIPLE Eaala Snout Paul A. Stole of Erie. B. D. Taylor,. Athena City Marshal, Suddenly Dies of Heart Failure Bert Taylor, for several years city marshal and water superintendent of Athena, expired suddenly at his home on Fourth street, at 3:30 Wednesday morning, when stricken with heart failure. , ' -; For some time Mr. Taylor had been afflicted with asthma, and a few minutes before his death, he arose from his bed and smoked a cubeb cigarette for relief. After returning to bed he coughed several times. Fin ally, Mrs. Taylor heard him give one cough which had a peculiar sound. She inquired of her husband what was wrong, and receiving no reply turned on the light and immediately saw that Mr. Taylor had gone. Mr, Taylor had been a resident of Atrena for 14 years and was highly. respected iri the community. He was born in the state of Iowa, October 19, 1872, and when a boy came with his parents to California, and later to Wasco, Oregon. He was united in marriage to Miss Nettie Smith of Wasco. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Dalberth, who conducts the Taylor dairy; Arthur.of the Athe- na tress; two Bisters, ivira. ijouie Lambert of Santa Anna, California, and Mrs. Minn le Rayborn,' of Hood River. '. . , . . i " Funeral services will be held at the Christian church in Athena, this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and inter ment will take place at Pendleton. ONE COW VS. ONE DOZEN ."Why milk twelve poor cows when ens good cow will do the work ot the twelve V. asks t the bulletin ot the American Bankers Association Agri cultural Commission. It declares that analysis of more than 100,000 indi vidual yearly records from cows on test in dairy herd improvement asso ciations Indicate that on the average: Cows that produced 100 lbs. butterfat year returned f 14 each over feed cost; Cows that produced 200 lbs. butterfat a year returned $54 each over feed cost; Cows that produced 300 bs. butterfat a year returned $98 each over feed cost; ' ; Cows that produced 400 lbs. batterfat a year returned $138 each over feel cost; . . - Cows that produced 600 lbs. butterfat a year returned $178 each over feed cost; ' ; ""' In other words, one 500-pound pro ducer will return $10 more over feed cost than twelve 100 lb. producers. This does not take Into account, either, the added labor of milking and caring for the' larger herd, or the much greater expense of providing stable room for a dozen Instead of a single animal The figures are based on farm prices from all parts of the country - r-. More Hunters Get Game . Three more Athena hunting crews have returned home at the close of the shooting season, bringing in deer. W. C Campbell, George Brace and Will Campbell brought home a buck, as did Art Douglas, O. E. Venable and Tom Gilkey. Both parties hunted in Grant county. Fred Radtke of Ath ena and Ernest Ross of Weston re turned Monday evening from the Blue Mountains, southeast of Athena, bringing home a fine big buek. Henry Dell and Armond DeMerritt, and another party comprised of Glenn and Dean Dudley, Mr. Eickhoff and Barney Foster hunted in Grant coun ty last week without success. Expects Average Yield ' Weston Leader: W. A. Eves thinks he will begin potato digging in about a week at his place on Weston moun tain. Last week he tried out the spuds and found them, in his opinion, too green to handle. Mr. aves minus that Weston mountain will raise a Drettv fair cron. despite the poor growing conditions this season. His own fields look well, and he expects an average yield from his B5 acres. He feels auite encourazed over the market outlook and considers that, looking at it from all angles, the mountain country is in a pretty fortunate position this year. .Chicken Dinner Tomorrow .. The ladles of the Baptist church will serve a chicken dinner tomorrow evening from 5 until 9 o'clock in the dining room of Masonic Hall. The charge will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. The ladies of the Baptist church are famous for the good dinners they serve the pub lic, and the dinner tomorrow evening will be on a par with their former ones. , Hallowe'en Carnival The. Ladies' Community Club of Adams will hold a Hallowe'en car nival Thursday evening, October 31. The ladies promise lots of fun for everybody when they meet gho&ts, goblins, witches and gypsies and eat hot dogs, pumpkin pies, peanuts and candy. Paper Is Late Owing to the unavoidable absence of the Linotype operator, the Athena Press is issued several hours late and is not up to its usual standard. SCHOOL ELECTION REGISTERS BIG VOTE Opponents File Suit To Oust Members of Board of ' Directors. ' The election held : Monday after noon to ballot on the special tax levy for Union High School District Ho. 7, brought out. the greatest number of voters,, of any school election pre viously held., in Athena, a total of 282 votes being cast. The tax carried by an overwhelming majority 222 for the tax, to 60 votes against the tax. At two pre vious elections the special tax meas ure had been defeated, both times the elections being held on the eligibility basis of taxpayers, only, having the right to vote. But in Monday's elec tion the lid was ripped off and any one who was a legal voter with res idence qualifications of 30 days in the district prior to the day of election, held the right to vote. On the surface the election passed off quietly, but underneath interest in the result remained at high ten sion.: , ., ; ..v t,.; Saturday, before the election, C. T. Smith, George B. Green and Homer Watts filed a complaint in the circuit court against members of the board of directors, alleging malfeasance and misconduct in office and asking for an order to show cause and restrain the board from holding the election; that the court order an, audit of the district's books and require the di rectors to make restitution to various funds all "moneys which they im properly and illegally diverted from such funds.". .' ... . . Watts & Prestbye are attorneys for plaintiffs and the school board has retained Roy Raley, of the law firm of Raley, Raley & Warner of Pendleton, as counsel. ' ' " ;-- Sidelights of the election was an Address by Homer Watts in the K. of P.-I. 0. 0. F. Hall, Saturday evening, distribution of statistics in circular letters by both opponents of the tax and the school boards - of the two school districts,' and the open state ment of two clerks ; on the ' election board to the effect tbat Homer Watts, when he left the polling place, took with him some of the official ballots, Members of the election board were George B. Gerking, B. B. Richards, Mrs. H. A. Barrett, Mrs. Bryce Baker and Mrs. Lloyd Michener. . . , Mrs. Catron', Entertains Another enjoyable event of the past week took place Wednesday, when Mrs. Ross Catron was hostess to the the Methodist Ladies' Club ; at her home northwest of Athena. About 30 ladies were present to enjoy the after noon. The rooms were beautifully decorated with flowers and Hallowe'n motifs. After the business session, a very interesting program was ren dered. The following visitors were present: Mrs. Blatchford, Mrs. Wm. Bush, Mrs. Sterling Parris, Mrs. Clif ford Walker, Mrs. Chester McCol lough and Mrs., Frank Williams. , Expert Marksmen Baker. Here are Baker's entries for the deer hunters' story contest, 1929 edition: Hunter No. 1 dismount ed from his white horse in the moun tains near here, beat his way through the brush, circled around a hill, saw what he thought was a deer and fired Ha killed his own horse. Hunter Mo 2 at another point fired at a yellow animal. It fell. He. did not stop to investigate but rushed to a nearby ranch to get a wagon. The rancher and wagon accompanied the hunter to the scene of his kill. It was the rancher's Jersey cow, . . . Entertains Class Mrs. Lilian Fredericks entertained the Athena and Weston members of her music study club at her home is . Will Go To Texas Mrs. E.' A. Gholson, niece of the late Samuel L. Spencer, who has re sided in Athena for several years, will Jeave for her mother's home in Texas, where she contemplates re siding in the future. Mrs. Gholson was a honor eruest recently at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Dow, when a reception was held for her. ' New City Marshal ; It Is expected that some one will receive the appointment to the of fice of city marshal at a special meet ing of tho council tonight. The ap pointment will be made to fill the vacancy caused by the death of City Marshal B?rt Taylor. , 0. D. 0. Club Mrs. Jesse Gordon entertained the members of the O. D. 0. Club at her home north of . Athena last Friday afternoon. The members of the club enjoyed the usual good time. College Football Games College conference football games Saturday resulted as follows: Ore gon 34, Idaho 7; Stanford 40, Oregon State 7;. W. S. q. 20, Washington 13; Fire Destroys Granary .. , . and a Machinery Shed At Carl Sheard's Place By quick and concerted effort on the part of many persons who arrived on the scene in automobiles, the farm home of Carl Sheard was saved from destruction by fire Sunday evening, when the granary, a machine shed and chicken house were totally destroy ed. ' ;. . Motorists along the highway lead ing east from Athna saw the flames and hastened to the farm north of town to lend assistance These forces were soon augmented by tho arrival of Athena people, and by hard work the house and barn were saved with out damage to either one. .: The fire which is of mysterious origin, strt H the granary and was discovered alter it had gained considerable headway by Mrs. Cavl Sheard, Mr. Sheard being absent from home. In addition to the building3 mention ed above, 275 bushels of treated seed wheat, farm machinery including the header attachment to Mr. Sheard's combme, and about 100 chickens, was lost. Fortunately Mr. Sheard hnd the property covered by Insurance, Mr. Carl Sheard and hw mother Mrs. Joseph Sheard are deeply thank ful for the assistance which was so generously given by those who fought so hard to save the house and other buildings from destruction. County Will Vote On the Building: of Court House Pendleton. The people of Umatil la county will have a chance to vote, probably in December, upon the ques- toin of building a new court house. Official action was taken to this ef fect by the county court, following presentation of a strong petition ask ing for action. -, , ., r ' ' Roughly speaking the plan in view callar for creating a $300,000 building fund by means of a tax levied over a three year period. There will be no tax increase however, as tjfelast of the road bonds are paid ofir this year thus making a cut in expenses slight ly larger in amount thna the pro posed annual levy for the court house. After the three year period has expired there will be opportunity for a substantial cut in the county levy. By using current revenues for building purposesthe new court house will be built without issuing any bonds and there will be no interest to pay. Petitions asking the county court to take action were circulated by vol unteer workers during the past two weeks and the response indicates a strong public sentiment for i new court house, with a view to safe guarding the county records and pro viding an up-to-date jail as a part of the new building. The county court members had previously given study to the project of erecting a separate jail building , on the court house grounds. Formal approval of the new court house move was voted by the Pomona grange of Umatilla county at its recent meeting at Stanfield on Octob er 17. The subject was discussed at the meeting and a resolution endors ing the move was presented by the committee on resolutions and adopt-' ed. James Mossie of Ukiah is mas ter of the Pomona grange which In cludes all the granges in Umatilla county . Oregon Rooks In Crash Members of the Oregon State Col lege rook football team escaped ser ious injury Saturday evening when a Union Pacific auto stage in which they were returning to Corvallis from La Grande went over the grade when a front tire blew out. The stage coach rolled over on its side, resting in shallow water in the Umatilla river. The rooks escaped with cuts and bruises and after being brought to Pendleton, proceded to their des tination on an early morning train. Resolutions Adopted By Educators On State School Standardization Salem. Carrying out the idea of standardization, which was the key note of the convention of the Oregon high school . principals' association, the educators, at their closing ses sion Saturday, adopted a report which would allow small high schools to exist only if they can meet certain standards of efficiency.: This report was presented by F. L. Stetson of the University of Oregon as chair man of the committee on reorganiza tion of small high schools. It was approved over strong opposition. As for the larger high schools it was said that six standards would be added to those already established by the Northwest Association of secon dary and higher schools. A report presented by F. S. Knight of Hood River in which a uniform marking system was recommended was adopted. Among resolutions adopted was one asking for investigation of over-lapping subject matter in the several units of the Oregon school system, including the first two years in the universities and colleges. Another resolution provided for a committee to study the articulation of the various units in the schol system through which students pass progressively frotr. the elementary grades through the institutions of higher learning. Game Commission Reports On China Pheasant Crop Chinese pheasant hunting, according to reports of the State Game Com mission has not been as good in Ore gon this season as it has been in the past. This is said to be due, In no small measure, to the fact that the late, cold and rainy spring cut down the first hatch of young pheasants. The second and third hatches, which came In dry warm weather proved up to normal. . On the other hand quail hunting in those counties that have an open season, has been extremely good. Strange as it may seem, in open counties there appear to be more birds .than, there are in those-districts that are closed. This is due, it is con tended, to the breaking up of flocks and the consequent cutting down of inbreeding, which results in more non fertile eggs. Tuesday evening, C. A. Sias, G. R. Gerking and Laurence Pinkerton at tended a meeting of church workers in the Christian church at Pendleton, which was addressed by Rev. Elijah Stiners-of Eugene, in the interests of the $8,000,000 pension fund which is being raised by the promotor of the movement for the support of the aged ministers. Rooks Beat Normal A husky Oregon State College rook team defeated the Eastern Oregon Normal School team at La Grande, Saturday, by the score of 13 to 6. The Rooks scored in the first and third quarters, and Normal in the third. The game was bitterly contested. Normal, outweighed 15 pounds to the man, put up a game fight , llermiston Won In a close and hotly contested foot ball game Friday at Hermiston, Athe na lost to her opponents, 6 to 2. A pass in the third period resulted in a touchdown for Hermistorf, and in the same period, Eldon My rick blocked a punt and scored two points for Athena This afternoon Athena is playing at Pilot tdcV. ' . , ... Birthday Surprise Eldon Myrick, whose birthday oc curred Tuesday, was pleasantly sur prised when a group of young friends bidden by his mother and, sister, greeted him upon his return home in the evening. Games were played until a late hour, when the hostesses serv ed a dainty supper, Those present were, Betty Eager, Mar jorie Doug las, Mry Tompkins, Myrtle Camp bell, Mildred Hansen, Rhoda Nelson, Goldie Miller; Mrs. M. I. Miller, Ar- leen Myrick, Lee Foster, Curtis Duf- field, "Mike" Wilson, Arthur Crowley, Dan Tiierber, John Kirk, Orel Michen er, M.I. Miller and Eldon Myrick. Giant Dornier Plane The giant Dornier plane DO-X showed itself the greatest passenger carrying conveyance in the history of aviation by carrying 169 persons in flight for exactly one hour over Lake Constance. Almost directly across the lake is hangered its chief rival in air transportation, the Graf Zeppelin which carried an average of about 60 persons in setting - the 'round-the world flight record. ,.. , ' Attended Pendleton Meeting Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton honored Mrs. Roy Johnston at her home near Athe na Friday last, when she entertained a number of ladies. During the after noon Mrs. Pinkerton was assisted by Miss Lois Smith, sister of the honoree Mrs. Johnston was the recipient of a shower of gifts, and the afternoon was pleasantly passed in playing a number of games. At the close re freshments were served. Will Have Dayton Territory The Eickhoff Farm Products com pany will extend its bean culture op erations into the Dayton, Washington territory next season, and Glenn Dud ley, well known young farmer of Athena, will be the company's field superintendent there. Mr. Dudley will begin contracting for Dayton acreage at once. Apple Harvest Ending Practically all apples around Walla Walla will be picked by the end of this week and the Milton-Freewatcr district is expected to be cleaned up within the next ten days. The pros pect is that all long-keeping varieties throughout the Northwest will com mand good prices and will be largely held in winter storage until sold. They Like California The Weston Leader says the Chris Thoenys are quite content with their lot in San Jose, California, according to a letter received from Chris by Carl Brandt. They have no notion as yet as to when they will return to the Weston country, if, ever. Chris put Jo his time working at his trade of etafs!g trJ COTTON AND WHEAT TO GET BIG LOANS The Farm Board Announces $100,000,000 Available For Cotton. Washington. The federal farm board announced it would lend to cot ton cooperatives sums sufficient to bring the total amount borrowed from all sources by such associations to 16 centsS per pound graded and classed cotton, and disclosed simultaneously that it is preparing to take similar action on wheat under a plan to be revealed later. ' - 1 - The statement, which ' came as a surprise and was received with grati fication by cotton strte senators on capitol hill, was prefaced with the de claration that the board "believes the present prevailing prices for cotton are toe low." Nearly $100,000,000 is available from the board's revolving fund for the cotton financing and the board said it would ask congress for more if it becomes necessary. The plan under which the board ex pects to lend money to wheat cooper atives probably will not be announced until after formation of the national grain corperation, which is expected to be completed late this wetk; at a meeting in Chicago. Several mem bers of the board wilt attend the meeting. The general manager of the corporation will have to meet the ap proval of the board, Chairman Legge has said, in view of .the fact the board intends to lend the organization a large sum of money. Chinese Elms For Shade ' Chinese Elms, which in some parts of the Inland Empire are taking the place of locust trees for shade, may be seen at their best on the farm of Mrs. Morton, south of Athena, oper ated under lease by Till Becktfer, A fine specimen of this importedtree, set out in 1918, has reached a height of fifty feet in those few years, and presents a limb spread of perhaps 30 feet in width, so fast does the species develop. Mr. Beckner is transplant ing sprouts from this tree, so that anyone disposed to renew their shado trees may purchase them at a nominal price. Fair Buildings Burned Fire Sunday afternoon dettroyed the two stock exhibition sheds at the Walla Walla co.inty fair groundd, tho Iosb being about ij.3000. These sheds were built two years ago to replace two which had been burned. The fair grounds are outside the city limits, but the city fire uepartment used hy drants near the fair grounds, and fry laying several hundred feet of hose, was able to reach the llaxe, but could not extinguish it until the shed had burned to th-3 ground, as they were filled with hay and straw. "The River Woman" Lionel Barrymore and Jacqueline Logan In "The River Woman," will be the feature attraction in the pro gram offered at the Standard The atre tomorrow and Sunday nights. Charles Delaney, Harry Todd, Mary Doran and Sheldon Lewis have prom inent parts in the supporting cast in this story of Mississippi river levees and the most dangerous under world in America. It is a rousing, dashing picture of life along the shores of "old man river." Lleuallen-York Ronald Lieuallen of Athena, and Miss Oma York of Weston, were united In marriage at Walla Walla, October 17, the Rev. Carl Mc Con nell officiating. The groom is the youngest son of Mrs. George Lieuallen and his bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John York of Weston. The young couple will reside at the J. A. King farm on Wild Horse creek. Weston Thimble Club The home of Mrs. J. E. Jones on west High street was the scene of busy activities on Wednesday of last week when 28 ladies of the Weston Thimble Club and Athena friends gathered there to make quilts. A sumptuous chicken dinner was ser ved by the hostess and assistant. Peer At Home We read of a Grants' Pass woman shooting a buck in her dooryard while friend husband was tramping in the mountains for five days in an unsuc cessful hunt for game. Over near Weston, Roscoe King crawled through his pasture fence and shot a two point buck. A Special Meeting The Etude Cjub will hold special meeting at the home of Mrs. A. M. Johnson next Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and all members are re quested to be present. The meeting has been changed from Thursday to Tu&d-? afternoon.