The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, January 24, 1930, Image 1

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Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter
Athena Has Five Inches of
Snowfall Sunday, Brings
Total to 12 Inches, -
Old man Boreas continues to ride
on his cold wave over the North
t western states1,' 1H tesft2te Ihoot.
: ing zero, weather in alternate, gobs,
: crossing up his program with snow
storms. -'';';-'. - ' -"" '
After dishing up below-zero tern-
perature last weeK, ne rusnea in a
y snowstorm Sunday. Approximately
j five inches of new snow fell in Ath-
ena, leaving a total of 12 inches on
the ground Monday morning.
Then the thermometer turned and
zoomed down to 14 degrees below
zero. At 11:30 p. m. Sunday night
the mercury registered 5 above,, the
downward plunge taking place in the
early morning hours of Monday.
Furnaces and heating stoves are kept
blazing Jiot day and night to keep
Athena homes comfortable. It ; is
taking lots of fuel for warmth, but
as there is no apparent shortage at
this time no complaints are heard.
A iew . homeowners have reported
bursted water pipes, but as a rule
m-a fa ovarpiaprt in this resnect.
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Sidewalks have been reasonably well
kept free from snow. The through
Btreets were given the once over
( Monday morning by Charley Payne,
Vho hitched his mules to a snow
rplow that did satisfactory service.
A, Auto stage service on the Oregon
Washington highway was not in
terrupted seriously. The Athena high
way crew kept the rpad open by the
Vmely use of snowplows and the
,ges were enabled to keep close to
.icir time schedules, .
y"! The Walla Walla valley has near
i ly a foot of snow, which is fine and
". dry and should a stiff wind prevail,
yaffle is liable to be retarded by
Vifts. -
Four inches of new snow greeted
s- residents of Portland Sunday," and
city put on 450 men and 120
i cks to remove it through the ar
t Jsva of traffic.
East of Portland the storm assum-
blizzard proportions and for a
,iie the -Columbia highway was
lie John Day highway, the Arling
. ii-Heppner road, the road to Molalla
' and the Canyon road out of Portland
were closed. Motorists traveling
from Portland to Beaverton or Forest
Grove were advised to go by way of
TerwiUiger boulevard. The Ever
green highway east from Vancouver,
Wash., was open only to Washougal.
The most serious trouble was be
tween Astoria and Seaside and be
tween Yamhill and Tillamook.
The mid-Columbia region was cov
ered with a 22-inch blanket of snow
following one of the most severe
storms in recent years. ; State hlgh
i way crews were making desperate ef
fort to keep major traffic arteries
open, but -were being handicapped by
slides on the Columbia river road.
Oregon Farm Outlook v
Oregon State College. The 1930
agricultural outlook report for Ore
gon and the nation at large will be
issued through the college extension
service early In February. The na
tibnal report, now being prepared,
will be adapted to local conditions as
jsoon as published and these state
findings will be distributed through
the press, by radio and through the
mail. The extension service will pub
lish 5000 copies of the full state re
port and from 40,000 to 50,000 separ
ates dealing with single enterprises
., each as poultry, dairying, livestock,
farm crops and horticulture.
; Colonel Raley Honored
Colonel J. H. Raley, Pendleton pio
neer and well known attorney, has
been greatly honored with congratu
lations from people of his county anJ
the state at large, on his attaining
his 75th birthday anniversary.
Colonel Raley has been a resident of
Umatilla county for 69 years and in
the past has been state senator and
has held numerous positions of trust.
Bailey To Run
Edward F. Bailey, senator from
Lane county, announced he would
formally announce his candidacy for
the democratic gubernatorial nomi
nation.. Senator Bailey resides at
Junction City.
Oldtimer Here -.'
E. Bender was here this week
from Kennewick, Washington. A
long time ago Mr. Bender was em
ployed on the Frank Berlin ranch,
and is well known to oldtimers here.
10 Below At Walla Walla
With th mercury hitting 10 below,
the lowest this season, and with the
barometer reading the highest ever
recorded. Walla Walla Tuesday shiv
ered under bright tiau
Kitchen Range Explodes
In the Baptist Parsonage
Fortunately No Injuries
Due to a frozen water back in the
kitchen range at the Baptist parson
age, occupied by Rev. Dow and fam
ily, it exploded with a terrific force
Wednesday morning .
The exnlosion literally demolished
the range and scattered broken frag
ments of iron, live coals, ashes and
cinders over the kitchen. Fortunately
the family were in the dining room,
and the members thus escaped injury.
Had they been at the breaklast table
in the lritphfm. where thev would have
congregated &4sw minutes later, un
doubtedly serious consequences would
have resulted. ,
Rev. Dow tried the faucets before
kindling the morning fire and they
were found to be running freely, Alter
while he ioined other members of
the family in the dining room. He
had no sooner entered than the ex
ninsinn occurred. The swinging door
between the kitchen and dining room
was forced open and a portion oi tne
ranee and cinders were r hurled
through it into the room, a range
door narrowly missing JacK uow,
where he stood. . - . -f
The concussion which forced the
dining room door ajar found its vent
there, nnd thus saved the windows in
the kitchen from destruction. Ice
formed in the water back, within a
few inches from a partition which
was warmed by an . oil stove :n tne
bath room. , .
After the disaster. Mr. Dow and
family breakfasted at the home of
Mr and Mrs. B. B. Richarda. Insur
ance is carried on the parsonage
residence, but none on the contents.
The 0fc Sorinp-s Fish
Hatchery Resists Cold
DArinnl WTiil a a linwHncr wind
holds the mercury at a scant 18 de
grees below zero at the Oak Springs
hatchery near Maupin, Or.; the water
temperature within the hatchery re
mains at an even temperature of 55
degrees. Matt Ryckman; superin
tendent of state hatcheries, announc
ed. Fed by an underground spring, the
temperature of the hatchery ' water
never varies a degree in me cuuik
of a year, Mr. Ryckman said, and the
present outside temperatures have
failed to lower the total.
Fifty-five degrees, according to the
.,iint la the ideal hatching
temperature for trout eggs, and the
resultant fish attain a prodigious
jrrowth in a few Bhort months, while
the fish of other state plants, naicneu
at the same time, are much smaller.
"The Oak Springs hatchery." Mr.
Ryckman said, "is considered our
rtiant Were we nroduce the
finest fish in the state and this en
ables us to plant streams witn ma
ture trout instead of fingerlings. The
common belief that fish hatched in
water as warm as 55 degrees are in
ferior in physical resistance is a fal
lacy. We have proven our Oak
. . a 1 ' J . l. n
Springs fry equal in quanvy w muw
of any other hatchery in the state."
Dog Team Used In Rush
A Anrtar. a amide and a veteran
jnty-toam driver vesterday began a
picturesque and perilous race from
Grangeville, ldano, to save tne mo
a miner, critically ill and cut off from
o;.oi oirt h the frozen wastes of
central Idaho. Between Roy Burke
victim of blood poisoning at tne cop
per. King mine in the Green moun
tain country of Idaho county, and
civilization are 42 miles of deep snow,
rough terrain and temperatures
ranging from 30 to 38 degrees belov
Arrest Saves Sleeper
" riarpnz-n McCord of Waitsburg
warmed up in jail after a chilly nap
in nn automobile six miles from Wal
la Walla.. Deputy SherLT George
Kanz at 11 o'clock Wednesday mgnt
encountered the auto stalled in the
road. Inside McCord .was sleeping,
and half a gallon of moonshine was
found in the car, He is charged with
nn.wpjslnn of liauor. Had he not been
rescued McCord might have frozen to
death, as the mercury went to near
ly 16 below zero.
Has Appendicitis
James Beamer of Weston, was
operated on for relief from appendi
ritia t. a Walla Walla hosnital last
week. Mrs. Jesse Gordon, sister of
Mr. Beamer, visited him at the hos
pital, and found the patient to be do
ing nicely.
HI With Pneumonia
Mrs. Patterson, mother of Mrs.
Jesse Smith and Mrs. Joe Cannon is
ill with pneumonia at the home of
Mrs. Cannon. The best of care is
being given the patient and relatives
and friends hope for her early re
covery. : . '. '."
Walla Walla Sued for $71,500
Walla Walla is made defendant in
four aetions aggregating $74,590
growing out of the construction of
the sewage disposal . plant. The
claims were refused by the commia
Bftftr&i bs3 court BttRfa IS tbtJ rtul
"Highest" Court in United States
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. Tilot," suld Judge Albert Stephens, !'in the absence of. our bailiff, leave
the controls for a moment and come back here and call this court to order.?
And so w3 opened the first aerial court in the history of the country in fact
the highest court in the world. For when it was opened it was cruising
toward Snn Francisco 7,000 feet above Los Angeles county in a Western
Air Express plane. As soon "as Judge Stephens became accustomed to the
hum of the three motors, ho boynn taking testimony In the condemnation
suit brought by the county against the . San. Gabriel -Canyon Development
company, to force the, latter to give up gold claims near the site of the.,
great San Gabriel d:im. '
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Mr. and Mrs. 0. Blackmar of
Columbus, Ga., who celeDrated their
(eventy-elghtb . wedding anniversary
in Columbus, recently. They ore ninety-nine
and ninety-eight years old re
spectively, .
Pythian Lodge Visited
By Neighboring Members
Pythian Lodge, No. 29, K. of P. held
an especially interesting meeting
Thursday evening of last week, when
Harold Kirk was given the rank of
Knight. A number, of visitors from
Milton, Weston, Adams and Pendle
ton lodges were present to partici
pate in felicitations of the evening,
and assist in conferring the rank.
An appetizing and succulent feed
was provided by a particular bunch
of good scouts who are familiar with
the how, when they served liberal
portions of steamed clams and crabs
with trimmings galore.
Despite the inclement weather,
thirty-five Pythian Knights were on
hand to enjoy the occasion.
An Electric Thawer
Athena city council has ordered an
electric thawer, a new device that will
thaw frozen pipes, by , simply at
taching the appliance in contact with
an electric light plug. Several water
pipes in Athena homes are frozen and
the thawer will be put to work im
mliatelv on its arrival here. The
apparatus is said to make short work
oi the ice m tne pipes.
Takes Pendleton Position
Miss Lois Mclntyre has accepted a
position, in the office of the Pendleton
Auto company. Miss Mclntyre en
tered upon her duties with the Pen
dleton firm Monday. ,
Pilot of Wrecked Plane
Known At Walla Walla
Walla Walla. Basil Russell, pilot
of the tri-motored plane which crash
ed near San Clemente, Calif., Sunday
evening, killing 16, was well known
in . Walla Walla where he formerly
lived. He came here from his home
at Hermiston and spent 18 months in
Walla Walla, rooming with Laurence
Tharpe. He left in 1924, He was
about 28. . .
"He developed into a . wonderful
aviator," stated Tharpe, ''but the
storm combination in California was
too much for him."
Russell was in Walla Walla the.
last time at the first air derby here,
flying for a Portland outfit and tak
ing meet of . the prizsr "iilt -4iaclot
of stunting. f
When he was doing flying here he
had an old machine, and made two
flights for the Walla Walla Union.
He started once for Colfax to pick
up a newspaper engraving which had
been sent from Spokane as far as
Colfax by stage, intending to deliver
it to the Union. His machine fell
near Pixie and was badly damaged,
but he and Murry Ifft, who was rid
ing with him, escaped unhurt. Again
he started for Waitsburg to . drop
some papers from the air, and his
machine went down. Walter (Billy)
Cushman, then a " reporter for the
Union, who. was riding with him, re
ceived some injuries.
Didn't Fall In Chase
Herman Geissel refutes the state
ment made in the Press to the effect
that he fell down twice while being
chased by an infuriated bull. A gra
phic diagram of the situation of both
man and bull on the tundra of the
Grant county stock ranch enclosed in
Herman's letter, would Indicate that
he didn't fall in his getaway, but to
the contrary went a plenty, though
having considerable difficulty in keep
ing his wooden shoes on hi3 feet,
which just wouldn't stay rn the
ground long enough to afford suf
ficient traction to' boost him out of
the way of the bull. Is that it, Her
man? '; - -
. At Pendleton and Weston
Athena town basketball team is
scheduled to nlay the Pendleton team
in that city Monday, February 3. It
is possible that a game will also be
arranged with the Weston team at
Weston, next week.
Skiing and Coasting
Athena young people have been en
joying skiing and coasting parties at
Homer I. Watts' ranch, north of
Athena. The spot selected is ideal for
the sport which is enjoyed by all
who participate.
- Cooked Food Sale
The ladies of the Baptist Mission
ary society will hold a cooked food
sale in the Rogers & Goodman hard-
Drive On Rabits
Farmers in the west end of the
county are preparing for a campaign
of poisoning jack rabbits in mat sec
tion. Tt i renortcd that sufficient
snow now covers the ground to make
war on the long eared, denizens oi
the sage brush effective. Poisoned
rrain and alfalfa hav is placed in
the runways of the destructive bun
nies, and it is expected tnat tnous-
ands will be killed by this process.
Pioneer Business Man
Charles S. Jerard, a pioneer of
TTmatnia ponnt.v. an1 for many years
a dealer in agricultural implements
at Pendleton, died in that city laBt
week at the age of 69 years. He was
born in Cass county, Missouri, and
came to Eastern Oregon in 1879. He
is survived by his widow, one son,
Bert Jerard, and one daugnter, Mrs.
James Bowler, all of Pendleton.
Schannep Leads Association
I. M. Schannep, Umatilla .county
judge, was elected president of the
atate organization of county judges
and commissioners, at the annual
meeting held by the association at
Portland, last week. Judge Schannep
succeeds Victor P. Moses, judge of
Benton county.
- Suffers Light Stroke.
Mrs. William Booher, who has been
ill at her home in Athena for several
weeks, was afflicted Monday evening
with a lisrht stroke of paralysis. Her
throat is affected, but Mrs. Booher is
rVpVried better.
Athena Farmers Meet To
Form Local Cooperative
Monday, January 27th
Farmers of Athena and vicinity will
hold a meeting at the Standard The
atre, Monday, January 27, at 10
o'clock a. m.- for the purpose of dis
cussing the formation of a local co
operative marketing organization;
The principal speaker will be A. R.
Shumway, who will address the meet
ing on general plans of local cooper
ative organizations and their relative
status with the federal farm board in
marketing grain, " ?
Since the Eastern Oregon wheat
growers conference, at Pendleton last
week, farmers throughout the,, county
have taken much interest in the pro
posal of , cooperative marketing, n4
a number ry'cal organizations are
about to bs iu.ucJ. - ; ' V-'M
Arrangements for the meeting at
the Standard Theatre were made by
W. 0. Read and the time set, 10:00
a. m., is considered the most con
venient to facilitate attendance. ,
Athena Loses to Weston
and Defeats Pendleton
Tho local town team was nosed out
by the Weston team in the last two
minutes of play in the game Thurs
day of last week. The score was 24
to 20, at the end. Monday night of
this week Athena redeemed herself by
swamping the Pendleton team, 29 to
16- - -
' Athena took the offensive in the
first quarter of the Weston game,
running up a score of 9 to 1. At the
half they began to tire and Weston
crawled up within three points, the
score at half time being 13 to 10. The
local lads held the lead until the
final two minutes of play and then
Weston forged ahead.
. The contest Monday evening was
fast from start to finish. Athena was
on the offensive most of the time, and
was never behind in scoring. . Al
though Pendleton ' used two teams,
the Athena boys managed to keep in
pace and showed no signs of tiring.
Team work on the part of the Ath
ena basket tossers was an outstand
ing; feature and due to winning the
game. All of the subs were given a
chance to play against Pendleton.
Eddie McMurdo, Whitman college
player refereed both of the games in
fine form, with fairness to both sides.
Mildred Crimmins Died
At Pendleton Friday
Athena friends of the family, were
shocked to hear of the death of
Mildred,, ten year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Crimmins,
former Athena residents, at Pendle
ton, last Friday.
The little girl was taken ill in
class at the Washington grade school
in Pendleton, only - last Wednesday.
She was immediately taken to St.
Anthony's hospital, grew rapidly
worse until the end. At first it was
reported that death was caused by in
fantile paralysis, but an autopsy per
formed after death disclosed that the
cause was diabetes, complicated with
tubercular menengitis.
Funeral services were held at Wal
la Walla Monday afternoon at 2:30,
the remains being taken to that city
for burial.
Mr. and Mrs. Crimmins and three
children were well known in Athena,
where Mr. Crimmins for two or three
years was employed in the Preston
Shaffer mill here and the childjn at
tended the grade school.
Jensen To Plead
Everett A ("Bud") Jensen, son of a
Walla Walla merchant, driver of the
automobile which collided with a .bob
sled at Seattle, January 12, as a re
sult of which four coasters lost their
lives, was charged with manslaughter
on four separate counts, in informa
tion filed in superior court at Seat
tle. Bail was set at $2,500, the same
as before. , Jensen's counsel, has In
dicated his client will plead not guilty
on the ground that the accident was
due to neglect of tho city In falling
to provide proper barricades for a re
stricted coasting sone.
Ban On Parrots
To guard the Puget Sound area
tcrainat narrot fever, the tropical dis
ease that has caused deaths in many
parts of the country, Dr. Lunsford
D. Fricks, United States public health
surgeon- stationed at Seattle, placed
a ban on the importation of thesa
- Back In Store
F. B. Radtke is back in his Athena
Department Store, after ' a ' week's
illness with the influenza. During his
convalescent period,. Fred found time
to tinker up a few reels and rewrap
a onunle at fish rods. ?ettine them in
xhape for next season's fishing trips.
Old Landmark Gone
The Weston Leader reports that
the old church on Weston mountain,
known as "the lower ehurch" was de
stroyed by fire Sunday evening from
some unknown cause. It was a land
mark for half a century and had been
untfecujfted for yvant.
Sportsmen Cooperating
With Game Commission
In Protection of Birds
Game birds In Umatilla county are
no doubt hard pressed for food on ac
count of snow covered ground and
cold weather. However, as in the past,
feed will be placed ' for the birds
wherever possible. Last winter local
sportsmen and others provided food
for pheasants and partridges, and
will do so in the present emergency.
The state wide bird feeding pro
gram launched by State Game Warr
den Harold Clifford will be a com
plete, success, he announces.
.Spkndid co-operation has been re
ceived from various state sportsmen's
organizations, the Izaak Walton
league, the Oregon Humane society
and individuals, he reported and
ample feed is being provided for the
starving birds. v ,
Game birds, whose normal habits
during storms of the present nature
is to hunt a warmer climate, are suf
fering the most, Mr. Clifford said,
and every effort to relieve them is
being made by the game commission.
More than five tons of cracked
wheat and mill screenings, admirably
suited for bird feed, was purchased
by the commission from the Crown
mills at Portland, and reports of do
nated portions of grain have been le
ceived from various portions of the
"We were notified that the sports
men of Lane county have collected
more than $400 to provide feed for
the song birds of that area," Mr.
Clifford said, "and that the sports
men would take care of all the birds
n that section. Wherever this is be-
;n" done, the game commission will
Vnd assistance when it is needed,
but we Intend to serve those quarters
of the state where- such aid is not
being ; rendered in places where
there; are no towns or groups of
Athena Boys Win Game,
Girls Lose at Pilot Rock
With the temperature way, way
down, below zero, Athena high boys
and girls' basketball teams motored
to Pilot Rock Friday evening to keep
an appointment. -The- boys -were- re
warded with victory, coming out
ahead of the Rock with a score of
22 to 13. Athena led all the way
The girls' team lost out by one
point, 22 to 23. Athena led most of
of time, and only in the last minute
of play did the Rock girls collect the
point that won them the contest.
Considerably complaint is heard over
the referee s decisions.
Athena boys play Westori high on
the local court tonight, and it is
expected that the game, which is the
first of the present season between
these teams will be hotly contested.
Tomorrow night Athena boys and
girls go to Echo for one of the two
annua! games with Echo high school.
Feed the Game Birds
County Game Warden Albee issues
warning through the press of the
county, that unless game birds are
fed, many will perish as a result of
deep snow and cold1 weather. Mr. Al
bee says: "it is now time lor peo
ple to feed the birds. Pheasants and
ducks are suffering and I wish that
people would put out grain for tha
birds. Donations of feed will be
most welcome. The place for the feed
is along the rivers and streams. It is
best not to scatter too much feed in
one spot for if snow comesj the grain
is covered up and wasted."
Toning In On London
Athena radio sets have been tuning
in on the naval conference at London,
and listeners have been hearing the
speeches made by the delegates rep
resenting the five nations participat
ing in the proposed disarmament pro
ceedings. The international hookup
comes in exceedingly well at times,
the voices of the speakers being
strong and enunciation almost perfect.
Graduate Nurse
On February 6th, Miss Mildred
Stanton of this city will be a mem
ber of the class of nurses graduating
from St. Anthony's hospital at Pen
dleton. At that time Miss i'tanton
will have completed her full three
years course in professional nurse
training at St. Anthony.
Has Whooping Cough
Beth, the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Zerba, is reported to be
very ill at her home in Waitsburg
with whooping cough, from which
she has been suffering for several
Charity Worker Arrested
On complaint of a Salvation Army
officer, Dr. E. J. Potts of Milton, was
arrested last week on a charge of
failure to account for funds entrust
ed to his care.
28 Below At Pendleton
The coldest weather since 1919 was
recorded at Pendleton Monday night
when the thermometer registered 26
trehrw after day ttf XV bw.
Washington State Session Is
Tound To Be Lower
Than Oregon.
' That it costs the state of Oregon
more to legislate, than it does 1 the
state of Washington is disclosed in a
recent dispatch from Salem.
Figures compiled by Secretary of
State Hoss show that the cost of the
1929 season of the legislature, in ad
dition to the per diem and mileage
of members, was $121,494.41. It was
a 50-day session.
The Washington legislature con
tinued 60 days and cost $107,312.80.
Over $14,000 less than the Oregon as
sembly, although Washington has
138 members to Oregon's 90. Al
though the Washington senate has 42
members to Oregon's 30 the former
employed only 18 stenographers to
the Oregon senate's 28, the total
salaries being $5400 at Olympia
against $8665 at Salem.
In Washington stenographers ser
ved as committee clerks also, while
in Oregon the senate had 33 commit
tee clerks and 15 desk clerks, costing
the state in salaries and wages $10,
851.60 and $5,280 respectively. The
report says the cost of the senate
committee clerks at Olympia was less
than half that of Oregon's Bcnate.
In the Oregon house of repre
sentatives 55 stenographers were em
ployed by the 60 members, their
total cost being $13,680, some re
ceiving as much as $10 a day. In the
Washington house the 96 members
used only 17 stenographers.
The Oregon house also employed
61 clerks who received $17,123 and 16 .
desk clerks who received $6,090.
The cost of printing and other in
cidental expenses in the Oregon legis
lature totaled $59,796.91. Printing
and supplies for the Washington ses
sion COBt fl4,l ( Wlin fll.iioi buuvu
for printingthe session laws. - Inci.
dental printing costs and indexing
cost $1596 and $800 respectively. It
cost the state $2200 to broadcast
Governor Hartley's inaugural speech,
and this was charged to legislative
Bv the day the cost oi the ure-
gon session was $2,724.94 and the
Washington session $2,578.25.
Counting the per diem and Mileage
of members the Oregon session cost
$130,246.96 Bnd the Washington ses
sion $154,690. The Oregon cost was
a reduction as compared with the
1927 session which cost $160,540.18.
University Gains 12 Students
TIniversitv of Oregon. Enroll-
in Ant. of full-time students at the Uni
versity of Oregon has reached 3184,
it is reported by ban M. raiiew,
registrar. This is 12 more than were
nitrned n at this time last year.
With students who completed their
. ' . ' il
studies at Christmas and otners who
have dropped out until later the
nptuiil rnmnug census now stands at
2900, a gain of 62 over this time last
year. The university eliminated at
students for failure in studies at the
end of the fall term, while many
others completed work for their de
crees. These latter will receive their
dltilomas at the regular graduation
exercises next June.
New Thermometer
A new thermometer has been in
stalled at the Preston-Shaffer mill in
the Northwest part of town. The
new instrument is supposed to record
temperature accurately and will take
the place of one that formerly regis
tered the mill site as being the coldest
spot In Athena. It at once procf-eded
to "show up" the old thermometer by
registering 18 below zero Monday
night, when others in town went
down as low as 26, and Tuesday night
it said 17 below.
Few Autos On Streets
It is easy to find a parking placi
in the business district these days.
Very few private autos are to be seen
downtown, and they usually are not
left very long at a time on the street,
because of the rapidity with which
are doing a big business.
Cold Closes School
The cold weather forced the clos
ing of school taught by Miss Glca
Sias, near Hermiston, for the remain
der of the week. Miss Sias is at
the home of her parents in Athena,
until such time as the weather mod
erates sufficiently to permit opening
of her school again.
Corporation Buys Wheat
For the second time the Farmers'
National Grain Corporation has en
tered the market. The Farmer's
Union at Duluth was authorized to
purchase No. 1 dark northern at $1.25
and two other grades at $1.22; No. 1
Durum at $1.12 and No. Z Durum at