A BIG JOB. BUT ITS DEAD EASY f 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 sort or other. We furnish neat, clean printing at the very lowest rates. Fast presses, modern type;, modern work, prompt delivery. Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon,' as Second-Class Mail Matter VOLUME 43 ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 10, 1930 NUMBER 2 PLANNING GARTQ BURN CHEAP FUEL Six Cylinder Diesel Engine Will Speed 80 to 85 Miles Per Hour. Dispatches this week announce a new departure in automotive power, when a car powered with a diesel four cylinder engine made the'trip of 188 miles, Columbus to Indianapolis on five gallons of oil. The trip was made in five hours driving time. ' The experiment marks the first time an engine of this make has been plac ed in an automobile chassis and of ficials of Cummins Engineering com pany of Columbus, Indiana sponsor? of the project, expressed themselves as well satisfied with the results. The engine is operated by fuel '.il which costs eight cents a gallon. It is capable of moving the regular auto mobile chassis at the rate of 55 and 60 miles an hour. , ; Plans for a six cylinder automobile burning cheap oil were revealed by C. L. Cummins,- Columbus, Ind., fol lowing a 792 mile trip in a Diesel powered car at a fuel cost of $1.38. V The engine will be constructed for use in the Indianapolis memorial day race for a demonstration of the re liability and economy of oil burning 'cars. "! :', :f ; . : "We do hot expect to win the race," Cummins said, "but by carrying a fuel supply that will last for the en tire grind we hope to eliminatepit stops and to maintain a speed of 80 to 85 miles an hour." . after the successful trip from Indian apolis to the national automobile show, a trip viewed by the Inventor aS "a laboratory experiment to see If the engine could stand a cross coun try trip." i The engine mounted in the auto mobile is a standard marine type Diesel, a four cylinder model with n6 refinements for passenger car uses except perfection of a throttling de vice which allowed the driver to con trol the engine like aik ordinary gaso- lin motor. Cummins' engine, the result of 12 years of work in the field differs from ordinary Diesel engines in that the fuel is gasified before being injected into the cylinders. . j Tt.A nil from - which caaohne has ' W" w." ' u been extracted by distillation, is used. The injector of the Cummins is a miniture still which "cracks" the oil under pressure and extracts what: gasoline remains. , , Each charge to the cylinders is one-third the size of a grain of rice. Injected into the cylinders, the gaso- j line is ignited and furnishes enough oil that does not "crack." snark ttlues in the motor. The ignition is taken care of by red hot air. The cylinders draw in pure air and subjected to 500 pounds pressure which creates a temperature of 1000 degrees. The fuel is then in jected.. In one-three hundredths of a second the tiny bit of fuel is measured out, delivered to the "still," boiled, gasifi ed and burned. The fuel costs as low as five cents a gallon. "The trip laid the foundation, Cummins said, "for developments in any direction we desire. Engines may be built for trucks and tractors, passenger automobiles, or dirigibles. Automobile engines would meet any traffic condition as well as, being more economical "There Is no "warm ing up.' After the engine has made one turn, the full load can be thrown upon it. The air for ignition becomes red hot under the pressure -ahethpr it is mid-summer or 40 degrees be low zero." . Automotive experts viewed the ex periment a additional proof of America's leadership in the develop ment of the Diesel engine. ... Section Men Off Foreman Ramsay is the only pebble to be counted In the man power em ployed at the present time on the Northern Pacific branch, entering Ath ent. Heretofore he has been allowed two men on half time during the win ter months. Fred Wilson and Willard Crabill are the section men to be laid off temporarily. As an Irishman would say, W En Pay must be a dlm mycrat, else begorrah, they'd be doln' what Hoover Iz telling everybody to do; keep spendin' money for Improve ments." - . . . Masons Install Officers The following officers of Dolph Lodge, No. 80, A. F. & A. M. have been installed to serve for the ensu ing year: Worshipful Master, Charles Smith; Senior Warden, Charles Kirk; Junior Warden, Kohler Betts; Treasurer, II. G. Hoffman; Secretary, Fay Pambrun; Senior Deacon, Louis Berlin; Junior Deacon, Tom Kirk; Senior Steward, A. M. Johnson; Junior Steward, C. O. Henry; Chaplain, Sam Pambrun; Tyler Eeed Hill; B. D. (Bob) Tharpe : Passes Away At Walla Walla Home, Thursday 1 B. D. (Bob) Tharpe, former pioneer resident of Athena, where for many years, with his brother, the late Frank Tharpe, he conducted a black smith shop, died at his home in Wal la Walla, Thursday of last week, aged 75 years, 11 months and 3 days. Mr. Tharpe has been a sufferer from diabetes for several years and at times was confined to his bed. How ever, the end was unexpected so it is understood, until a few hours be fore his death. He is survived by his widow;-one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Willaby of State Line, and one son, Laurence Tharpe of Walla Walla. Funeral services were held from the McMartin & Chamberlain funeral par lors at Walla Walla, Monday forenoon at 10 o'clock, Pythian Lodge No. 29, of Athena having charge, the funeral sermon was delivered by Pastor Mc Quary of the Milton Christian church, a male quartet , from Athena, Geo. R. Gerking, Mr. Sias, C M. Eager and Laurence Pinkerton, .singing by request. Interment took place in Mountain View Cemetery Beverly Daniels Tharpe was born in Kentucky and with his parents re moved to Missouri when a child. In 1864 the Tharpe family crossed the plains to Linn county Oregon, and in 1880 came to Eastern Oregon. In 1890 Mr. Tharpe was united in mar riage to Eura M. Madole, and until six years ago they resided continuous ly in Athena, having a residence on Current street, between Second and Third. During his residence in Wal la Walla, Mr. Tharpe had been as sociated in business with his son Laurence. Air View of Basel, Home of International Bank Milton Town Team Is Victorious Over Athena The Athena town basketball team again met defeat at the hands of the fast Milton town team by a score of 19 to 10, at Athena, Tuesday night. '; The game was fast and rough, three players going out of the game on personal fouls. Milton was some what handicapped by the low ceiling of the Athena gym ' although they managed to cage enough baskets. , to come out in the lead. The first half the Athena boys checked closely and held the lads from over the hill down to 8 points, while gathering in 7 for themselves. ; ' s In the second half, Athena started in the lead after tossing a basket and a free throw. Milton soon overcame this lead and led to the finish, the locals being able to convert one free throw. - : ' There were a number of substitu tions for both sides. Athena start ed with Harden at center, D. Pink erton and A. Taylor, forwards, and Michener and G. Pambrun at guards. The substitutes were: L. Remilard, F. Remilard and D. Taylor. i . "Pike" Miller, high school coach, refereed the game, and was fair to both teams. The refereeing was as good as has been on the floor this year. ' :- . ' ) '. . ' Thursday, January 16, the Weston town team will play the locals on the Athena floor. Court Declared Right In Ruth Garrison Case Yakima, Wash-The Walla Walla superior court has jurisdiction to hear habeas corpus proceedings of Ruth Garrison, Seattle girl, who poisoned Mrs. Douglas StorrSj wife of her paramour, about ten years ago, Judge Hawkins, who sat at the hear ing in Walla Walla last week, ruled here yesterday. At the hearing in Walla Walla last week in which Miss Garrison at tempted to gain her freedom from the state penitentiary on a habeas corpus writ the jurisdiction of the Walla Walla court was attacked by Deputy Prosecutor Burgunder of King county and John A. Homer, assistant attorney-general, representing the peni tentiary officials. ' Judge Hawkins' ruling that the Walla Walla court was eligible to hear the case left the decision as to whether the girl deserved freedom to be decided. The O. D. O. Club The O. D. O. Club met at the home of Mrs. Flint Johns, Friday afternoon with a good attendance. The after noon was spent with needle work and conversation at the close of whieh dainty refreshments were served by Mrs. Forrest Zerba assisted by the hostess. The next meeting of the club will be at the home of, Mrs. Ethel Montague, January 17th. - Marriages Exceed Divorces Marriages in 1929 exceeded divorces by more than 57 in Umatilla county. One hundred forty-six marriage licenses were issued during the year, while but 89 divorce suits were filed. A good percentage of the divorce suits filed never reached the courts. Portland Ex-Mayor Dead Allen Rushlight, ex-mayor of Port land, died Monday afternoon at 1:15 O'cTWk at thu FcTtlajSJ na&mtuta , to- mm M tt V J 1 U f. jcr-c? 4yif yt'.-tvr - ) This is die ciiv of Vi'.r.i', S.v!t:ccrh!nil, ns seen front nn nlrplnne. Bnsel has been selected as the site of the Bank for Intciiii'.titiiiisl HeiiU'ments wfilcii Is being established under the Young reparations plan. Co-ed Star V f f- i so IIIIPIMIIIIT Phyllis Van Kimmell, Salem, popu lar co ed at the University of Oregon, successfully combines study with act ing. Her performance 83 the unso phisticated freshman is one of th hii:h rointa of the campus awl, "Hd's' Co-ed," v,hich v.-ill soon be shewn over tho str.ta. " More Relief Is Sent To Snowbound Men Grants Pass. Armed with light supplies, a second relief . expedition was pushing its way toward the Ore gon caves, where a group of Grants Pass business men, headed by Samuel Baker, president of the chamber of commerce, is marooned. ' Previous attempts to penetrate the six-foot snow banks ended early Wednesday in failure. The first relief party got within nine miles of the caves, v ' While slight concern is felt for the condition of the men on account of supplies slid to have been' left in the caves inn, some fear was being felt regarding tne aDinty oi tne inn roois to withstand the weight 'of the wet snow banks. : ' Snow, which started to fall fast during the mid-afternoon, was prob ably piling up at the caves at the rate of a foot an hour, according to C. A. Winetrout, Grants Pass merchant, who was heading the second relief party, A member of the first relief party who started up the canyon on snow- shoes Tuesday had not been heard from. ' Grants Pass Digs Out Grants Pass was slowly digging itself out of the heaviest snowfall for twenty years Monday. One person was injured as "the result of the storm and several others reported marooned Buildings at the Josephine county fair grounds were the first to snap under the weight of tons of the moisture ladened snow. Prisoners in the coun ty jail were rushed to the scene and relieved roofs that had not fallen. Joins Medical Staff . Dr. R. M. Rice, who has been prac ticing in Athena for several months, will leave the city January 15th to become a member of 'the r.'eJieal staff at the State hospital in Pendle ton. Dr. and Mrs. Rice have made many friends in Athena who will be sorry to learn of their contemplated Snow Covers the Ground Unfrozen Means Moisture Umatilla county's spell of springlike weather terminated Sunday morning, when rain suddenly turned into a snow storm and left the unfrozen wheat fields covered with about three inches of wet snow. ; The ; soil not being frozen is an assurance that the melt ing of the snow will soak away in crop-growing moisture. Umatilla county stockmen have been winter feeding for several weeks, but reports- from the stock districts are to the effect that while hay is bringing higher prices as a rule than prevailed last winter, there is a suf ficient quantity to bring stock through in good condition. ; Snow and colder weather was wel comed by Walla Walla fruit raisers because in some parts of the valley trees were beginning to develop buds, an evidence of sap flowing, which with further development might prove disastrous to the season s fruit crop. The snowfall was general over East ern Oregon and Eastern Washington, and from Seattle to the California line the ground was whitened. In some localities rain followed and the snow melted in the valleys of Southern Ore gon, but the hills and higher moun tains remained snowcovered. In Athena the mercury went down to 18 above zero Sunday night, 10 Monday. Jimmie McCool's Tribute To the Late Mike Toner A fine tribute to the late Mike Toner is paid by James H. (Jimmy) McCool, formerly of Walla Walla, now writer of Wild Life Lines in the Oregonian. McCool says: "There are smiles that will live, maybe forever, but if not that long then as long as memory holds the picture of a dear friend. Today 1 am sadly recalling the smile of one I knew in boyhood. I associate it with the pleasant smell of a stubble field in the valley of many waters when a warm winter chinook has just melted the snow and the balmy zephyr liftd up the hearts of those who may have been dispirited by a long continued spell of sub-zero weather. Or with the sweet scent of wildwood smoke rising from a farmhouse chimney underneath a hill by an old 3pnng. "Such a smile had Mike Toner, a pioneer of Walla Walla, who last Thursday joined the rear guard of that pack train which Jong ago start ed on the Great Trail on which no one has ever backtrailed." r ; "The Mighty" Georee Bancroft, who appeared some time aeo on the Standard screen in "The Wolf of Wall Street," will be here tomorrow and Sunday nights In The Miehtv.' another great Para mount silent nicture. He is support ed in this thrilling melodrama by Raymond Hatton, Esther Ralston, Dorothy Revier and other Paramount stars. Those who have seen "The Mighty" in its dialogue adaptation, nronounce it to be a production of high class entertainment. News reel, comedy and a cartoon for the kid dies. '":-,v '"' ' '" , Snow Covers Portland The flrpconian savs that after get ting off to several false starts, snow finally succeeded in getting a foot hold in Portland Wednesday, and the nreHnminanre of ' firreen which is characteristic of the eity gave way temporarily to a predominance oi white. Fell On 81ick Walk W. R. Harden slipped and fell on a walk made slick with ice, yesterday morning and cut a gash in his chin. Blood flowed freely and Dr. Rice used V iftiche la loTftinj tiro Wim'd. , Helix and Athena Teams Meet Tonight, Local Gym The boys and girls' ' basketball teams of Griswold high school, Helix, meet the boys and girls' teams of Athena highschool on the local court, this evening in the first game of the present season. '..' Helix is known to have strong teams contending for honors this year and tonight's games should be fast enough to thrill the fans who witness it. Athena held the championship Mac-Hi team to a 33-21 score in the Mac-Hi gym last Friday night, which shows that "Pike" Miller's quintet is beginning to find its stride and should provide enough stuff tonight ttf kdep Griswold busy. : , Athena girls' team are showing up well and should play a stunning good game tonight. The team-will appear on the floor tonight in hew suits. . The Athena-Mac-Hi contest last Friday night was voted by all who witnessed it, as a good,- clean fast game. The large floor in the Mac Hi gym fooled the local players greatly at times, particularly in bas ket shooting. .The first half ended with the score 15 to 10 in Mac-Hi's favor ,: The audience will witness a differ ent school spirit in the Athena yell section in tonight's game. It is said there is to be no student presence in the body of the audience unless said students surrender season athletic tickets and pay regular admission prices. It is recognized that student support of athletics is best given where a united school spirit is aroused and this can not be realized with stu dents scattered here and there through the audience. McEwan Is To Stick Until He Is Paid Off Eugene.- Captain John J. McEwan upon his arrival here from New York announced that he is and will con tinue to be head football coach of the University of Oregon until every penny due on the balance of his con tract is paid. Captain McEwan's con tract calls for an annual salary of $8,500 and does not expire until the end of the 1930 football season. University authorities, following their recent decision to terminate Mc Ewan's contract immediately, declar ed they would endeavor to reach a salary settlement with the coach. In the meantime rumors have been circulated to the effect that the search for a.new eoach has narrowed down to four possibilities. They are said to be Dr. C. W. Spear, Minne sota; Dr. J. W. Wilce, formerly of Ohio State; Andy Kerr, Colgate, and William J. Reinhart, assistant Ore gon coach, January Wheat Sowing It is not often that newspapers have the opportunity to chronicle seeding of wheat in Umatilla county in the month of January, but herewith Phil lip Murtha breaks in on first page mention due to the fact that he had his drills at work Saturday, and would have finished seeding his entire crop Tuesday evening, had not the weather man decreed otherwise, sending a blustering snow storm to interfere with winter seeding operations. Mr. Murtha did not seed his land last fall owing to the drought. Last week he found the soil to be in prime condi tion for seeding and he hopped to it. Asks Partition of Property Eva Schrimpf Zerba, et vir, has filed suit in the circuit court against Eugene C. Schrimpf and others ask ing for partition of certain property owned by plaintiffs and defendants, according to the respective rights of the parties involved in the suit. Peterson and Lewis are attorneys for the plaintiffs'. Tex Rankin Sets Mark For Outside Loops, Doing 13 Over Portland Field Portland. Flying an airplane through more outside loops than any one in the world has ever done be fore is "not really unpleasant" if you take the word of Tex Rankin, Port land aviator, who did it yesterday. Although the spark plugs in one of the four cylinders of his plane foul ed and that cylinder . quit when he was half through the performance, Rankin made 84 tries, out of which Lthe contest committee allowed ' him 19 complete loops.' The previous record, made at the ' Cleveland air races last year, was 13 attempts. An outside loop is a loop with the pilot on the rim of the circle and the landing gear of the plane toward the center. It must be started with a dive and ended with a climb just the reverse of the common loop. Rankin started stunting at 5000 feet and dove 2000 or 2500 feet be fore starting back up. "At the bottom of the dive," Tex admitted, after he had climbed out of te plane on his own landing field, "the centrifugal pressure was pretty sWong and I felt it all right, but it wasn't really unpleasant. I intended to make about 50 loops, but the en gine got to balking so I couldn't get my altitude back. I don't see why outside loops have been held out as such a great stunt. It's pretty hard on the ship, of course, but it wasn't really dangerous." "Wouldn't it" have been just too bad," he was asked, "if your safety belt had let go?" "Oh no," he answered quickly. "I wore a parachute. I wouldn't do a stunt like that without a 'chute'' -as if wearing a 'chute were the very epitome of caution. Tex made his record performance in a little Great Lakes plane with an air-cooled 85-horsepower motor. The loops were made over the . Swan island airport. Frances Mariorie Wiley Dies At Tillamook Home Frances Marjorie Wiley, daughter of a former superintendent of Ath ena schools, died at her home in Til lamook, Oregon, December 21, at the age of 17 years, seven months and 11 days. From the Tillamook Headlight, we learn that the young lady was great ly beloved by all who knew her. She was an active member of the Presby terian church, the order of the Rain bow for girls, the Juveniles of the Neighbors of Woodcraft, the Mc Dowell Music club, and a member of the senior class of Tillamook high school. She was a promising musician and the leader of musical activities in the Presbyterian Sun day school. Miss Wiley was born In Athena, April 1. 1912. at which time her father, now deceased, was superin tendent of schools here. She leaves to mourn her loss, her mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Steinbach, two "sisters Lucia and Muriel Wiley, a brother, Wayne Wiley, two half brothers, John and Howard Steinbach; a grandfather, C. N. Drew, an uncle Howard Drew. Bank's Financial Statement The First National Bank of Athena answered the last call of the comp troller of the currency for the year 1929, at the close of business, De cember 31st, with a splendid finan cial statement. The statement which appears in today's Press, shows de posits totaling $642,678.55 loans $574,- 930.42, cash and exchange, $160, 810.51. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National will be held in the bank offices next Tuesday, January 14, at which time officers and directors will be elected to serve for the ensuing year. Miss Crawford Honored Eastern Oregon Normal School, La Grande. Permanent organization of the Associated Students of the East ern Oreeon Normal School has been completed and the honor of being Junior Class representative on tne Student Council was bestowed on Juanita Crawford of Athena. Miss Crawford, who holds one of the im portant positions among the eight of ficers elected, has assumed her duties with the opening of the winter quart er. Auto Stage Schedule Since the . retirement of the Co lumbia Gorge stage system from the Pendleton-Spokane run, the Union Pacific stage schedule for Athena is as follows: To Pendleton, 8:35 and 11:05 a. m., and 4:05 and 9:15 p. m. To Walla Walla, 8:10 and 11:10 a. m., and 1:55 and 6:50 p. m. All stages stop at the Athena Hotel, where tickets are on sale. i ,. Herman Shoots Bear Word i wafted up this way from the breaks of the John Day, over in Grant county, to the effect that a hunting party which included Herman Geissel, were successful in a recent hunt for bear. One bear, a big one, b tfce trdpH Vt m Hunt. PEIIDLEIOH HOST TO WHEAT LEAGUE Annual Meeting of Grain Growers To Discuss Plan for" Co-op Marketing. Th futnfe of the new cooperative pmn of -wheat marketing will be the chief, topic for discussion at. the annual meeting in Pendleton January 13-15" of the Eastern Oregon Wheut league. Senator Roy Ritner, president of the league, estimates that intense interest in this subject will bring a record attendance of between 500 and 1000 wheat farmers. : The wheat league, organized s an outgrowth of the big Moro wheat con ference held by the state college ex tension service, has become a power ful state organization in recent years. Last year the convention at Arlington attracted, wide attention through its action In favor of open river transpor tation on the Columbia. The complete program for this year's meeting will soon be announced by E. R. Jackman, extension specialist in farm crops at 0. S. C, who is as sisting officers of the league in ar ranging the meet. Among those prominent in agricul ture in the Pacific Northwest, who will be on the program, are Dr. A. M. Schoenfeld, northwest representative of the Federal Farm Board; Geo. A. Gatlin, co-operative marketing special ist of the Oregon State College; 13. W. Whitlock of the Federal Grain Grading Bureau of the Department of Agriculture; Dr. Clark Black, presi dent of the Columbia Valley associa tion; Geo. C. Baer, secretary of the Umatilla Rapids Association, and H. E. Goldsworthy, secretary of the North Pacific Grain Growers, Inc. Be sides these several professors from the Oregon State College and D. E. Stephens, superintendent of the ex periment Station at Moro, will be pre. ent. s . ' The Federal marketing act ana tne plan for the wheat growers' cooper ative organizations will be discussed very thoroughly; also the matters of freight rates and river transportation. A banquet will be held on Tuesday evening in the dining room of the Elks Building. Financial Report of Athena Branch Library Following? is the annual report of Mrs. W. P. Littleiohn. librarian and secretary of the Athena Branch Li brary, as to its financial condition at the end Df the fiscal year. December 31, 1929: Receipts Cash on hand in all funds January 1, 1929...... $ 108.51 From Citv tax mill 260 00 Fines on over due books 7.47 Rental collections 60.13 J. W. Pinkerton ' 18.00 Sale of store 10.00 Total Receipts $ 470.11 Expenditures Librarian salary : 20.00 54 new books .... (..... 85.62 Binding books 32.o4 19 Magazine subs 51.50 Rent 162.00 Janitor l- Incidentals 14.35 Total Expenditures $ 367.00 Balance on hand December 81, 1929 ..... $ 102.45 The renort itatei that the lights for the library rooms are donated by the PrpBtnn-ShftfTer Millina- company. The city council voted $260 for library maintenance and also pay the librarian a salary of $240 per year. Members of the library board are Mrs. Henry Dell, president; Mrs. F. S. LeGrow, vice-president; Mrs. W. P. Littlejohn, secretary; Mm. M. L. Watts and Mrs. H. I. Watts. Circulation of books for adults for ih vpir totaled 2491 classical. 4966 fiction; Children's books, classical 10K1! fitnriei 1084 total adult books. 8457; children's books, 2135 grand total of circulation, 10,592. Oregon Poster Stamps The first series of Oregon poster stamps has been so enthusiastically received that it is necessary to is sue additional stamps immediately, so the Oregon Chamber of Commerce informs the state press. The stamps are printed in colors and there are thirty stamps to the page, which sells at one dollar. The proceeds from sale of stamps creates the cash budget for the State Chamber to carry out its program of "Build Ore gon." Storie Elected President Elmer Storie, well known In Ath ena, was recently elected president of the board of . directors of Happy Canyon, the Pendleton Round-Up great night show. Previously, Storie had been director of grounds on thu HafW Canyon Doartl.