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 Roods, 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 types, modern work, prompt delivery. Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, aa Becond-Clasa Mail Matter - .VOLUME 43 ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, MARCH 21, 1930 NUMBER 12 WALLA WALLA IS ! FORMED A LEAGUE Mass Meeting of Dry Forces Held and' Committees t Appointed. ' - Walla Walla. Formation of the Walla Walla Law Observance and En , f orcement, league was instituted last I night at a mass meeting of prohibi tion and law enforcement supporter! held in the Central Christian church "at 7:20 o'clock. Approximately 150 . people were in ' attendance at the gathering which was called under the auspices of the Anti-Saloon league of Washington. : - ' -. ' ' '; The purpose of this organization as stated by B. N.'. Hicks, state superin ; tendent of the league,' is to arouse i public sentiment for law enforcement i and order, which includes scrupulous attention to the kind of public of ficials that are elected to office. Mr. Hicks was introduced to the assembly : by D. P. French, assistant superin tendent of the league in this state, i who presided at the meeting. The i gathering was called to order by Mr. I French after which the Rev. J. B. Hunley of , the Central Christian church, gave the convocation. Mr. Hicks briefly outlined the ma chinery of this local organization as follows: There will be a central ; executive committee of five to con trol the affairs of the organization. Members of this committee have al ready been secured by personal con tact by the Anti-Saloon league rep resentatives and were approved , and endorsed by the assembly last night. The five men comprising the commit tee are, J. W. Cookerly, A. L. Robin son, John F. Stack, Dr. R. C. Mayo and Harry Reynolds. , : The plan of the organization al so provides for five sub-committees, each having three members to work under the head group. ..... Mr. Hicks in summarizing the situ ation as it now stands, declared that the people of the state of Washington "would have a fight on their hands to retain the state dry laws. He em phasized the fact that there are three wet organizations working for the re peal of these statures and are con tinually sending out wet propaganda throughout the state. He closed by making an appeal for the supporters of the state and national prohibition to take active interest in the fight for retention of dry laws. -1 W. G. Coleman, county prosecutor, spoke briefly .on the local add nation al aspects of law enforcement. He de clared that the people of Walla Walla should be encouraged in the forma tion of such an organization as was started. Monday night. Mr. Coleman went on to state it was his belief that ' the dry workers should take the fight to the enemy line. Most of the pro paganda being issued at the present time is put out by organizations working for the repeal of the state, and national dry laws which ereates the wrong effect especially for poli ticians who continually "have their ears to the ground," Umatilla County Baseball League To Have 4 Teams High School Boys Play The Umatilla County Baseball T.pacrun vim nrpfltiized at a meetint held at Pendleton, Monday night, j Four teams will play a schedule of eight games each, Beginning on sun day, April 13. , Teams representing Athena, Helix Pendleton and the Mission Indians have enrolled in the league, which will play amateurs only on the re spective teams. The meeting was at tended by Bryce Baker and M. I. Miller, representing Athena. M. I. Miller was elected president of the league, and Jack Allen 01 rencieton, was elected secretary-treasurer. The schedule of games will bo formulated at a meeting of the league officials. and team managers soon.' Athena has sufficient funds in the club treasury left over from last season to start the team without so liciting financial aid, states Bryce Baker, who was a member of the team last year. ' Coach Miller has organized his high sphnnl material into a team, and members of this team will play posi tions on the Athena league team. Other material is available for the league team, in the persons of Baker, Miller and Ueorge uross piayeis n last years team, besides others. To mnka local baseball matters all the more interesting, announconvnt comes that a county high scaool base ball league, comprising the high schools of Hermiston, Stanfield, Helix and Athena is well along the way of actual formation, and other schools m the county may decide to enter teams. It ia nronosed that emh school team must play a six-game schedule to figure in the leaeua standinir3. the winning team to receive a silver cup trophy. ; Sure Sign of Spring in the Capital City Liquefied Natural Gas Used In Special Range - There is a new special range for burning ', liquified natural gas for cooking purposes on display at the Rogers & Goodman hardware store the Wcdgewood gas range. ; The gas is stored in tanks on the premises and recharged as needed. Standard Oil Co., of California has launched a campaign to market gas from its prolific Kettleman Hills wells in every community along the Pacific ocast not already supplied. The service will be given through sub- aMferipg. . The Natural Gas corporation of Washington will distribute in that state, and the Natural Gas Corpor ation of Oregon and California han dles it in those states. The new principle of liquefaction of gas will be the basis of the new ntertrise. The exnense of ; con struction of long pipe lines will be avoided by liquefying the gas, snip ping it in containers, carbureting it Into tanks and thus into mains serv ing the communities. After carbure tion it'willact just as ordinary natural gas already being used In California cities. ; , ' , ; Ha wJey Files Candidacy ti Willis C. Hawley, for over 20 years representative in . congress for the first Oregon district has filed with the secretary of state his declaration as a candidate for another terra. The slogan that for many years has been nsed by Mr. Hawley, "No interests to serve but the public interests," will again appear after his name on' the ballot. . Regional Potato Plan Organization of a regional potato committee to ' coordinate marketing and other activities of the industry in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and other adjacent states, was approved at a meeting of the . Northwest Potato Growers and Dealers at Walla Walla. ' J " ' E. L. Hiteman Graduates f: Will Teach at Cloverdale Among the graduates at Oregon Normal school, Tuesday, was E. L. Hiteman of Athena. Mr. Hiteman re turned to Monmouth after many years and finished the course which he started in that institution, after leav. ing high school. He completed all requirements pertaining to teaching, and already has contracted to take over the principalship of the school at Cloverdale, Oregon. The Lamron, Oregon Normal school paper, says of Mr. Hiteman securing his Cloverdale position: "In the opinion of the Bureau, the psychological moment has great pos sibilities This conclusion has been reached partly as a result of the cir cumstances surrounding the election of Mr. E. L. Hiteman to the principal ship of the Cloverdale Public school. Deciding to apply in person for an other position in Tillamook County of which he had heard, Mr. Hiteman drove over one Monday afternoon, and stopped to interview the board at Cloverdale. He stopped, not because he had heard of a vacancy there but because he liked the appearance of the community and its splendid new school. Not a great deal of hope was allowed him; hence he was some what surprised to learn of his elec tion about a week later. Evidently he arrived at the psychological mo ment," .. . Expectant Mother Paroled ; In order that her child might es. cape the stigma of birth within pris on walls, Mrs. Anna Randall of Eu gene was released from the state penitentiary on a conditional bardon by Governor Norblad. The pardon was based on recommendation Dy James Lewis, warden of the prison. Mrs. Randall, with her husband, Wil lard E., and son Willard M., were re ceived at the prison January 31 last, to serve three years each for larceny from a dwelling. Farmer! Meeting Tomorrow Another farmers meeting will be held at K.P.-Odd Fellow hall, this afternoon at 1:30. at which time mat ters pertaining to completion of the organization of the Athena local co. operative will be attended to. At a former meeting the officers and di rectors of the Athena local were named, and 121.000 bushels of grain was sierned ud. It is expected that more grain will be signed up at the meeting this anernoon. ' Deputy SheriX Vayne Gurdane and Deputy Anderson of Milton, were in Athena Wednesday on official busi ness. - ' - -i-- - Carload of Trucks - A carload of International trucks were unloaded for Rogers & Good man in the Union Pacific yards, Wed nesday. There were five trucks in the shipment and they were snugly and safely packed in a big automo bile freight car. Wayne Pinkerton, Don Johnson and Herman Hoffman unJtfa3?d thB trttW."- ' "Sr f5l J- o m ifvh&H iv&p- When these pretty secretaries to members of congress were scon eating their luncheon out of doors In the shadow of the great dome of the Capitol It was certain that spring had arrived In Washington. They ore, left to right: Olivia Stevens, secretary to Representative Bankhead; Miimle Hale, secretary to Representative Jed Johnson; Ann Evens, secretary to Kepresentative Kemp; Evelyn Lang, secretary to Representative Buckbee. b4 Nancy Dean, secretary to Representative Simmons. J Colonel John Leader Writes Glowing Tribute From England comes a reflection of the gubernatorial campaign in Ore gon, for Colonel John Leader has written a letter replying to the ref erence to Henry L. Corbett as High- Hat-Harry," Colonel Leader was a British army officer who was sent to Oregon during the latter part of the war and was in charge of the officers training camp at Eugene. He was known as a two-fisted fighting man and became immensely popular dur ing his sojourn in this state. Colonel Leader writes from 3 Whitehall Place, London, S. W. to a Portland friend and is quoted by the Oregonlan as follows: "The winds of chance recently wafted to me the good fortune of an Oregon paper, which, however, con tained an otherwise clever article re ferring contemptuously to H. L. Cor bett as 'High-Hat-Harry'. r "I have not heard from Mr. Corbett for years, and probably I have faded from his memory, but he served under me in the Oregon officers' train ing camp the last year of the war. I think that if the most capable writ er of the article referred to had seen him he would have altered the tone of his article. When the black death the terrible influenza epidemic- struck us, we had over 100 men stricken together; no nurses, and lit tle accommodation. Corbett sat up every, night nursing the sick, and it is my absolute belief that he saved at least a score of lives. By day he did his ten hours hard soldiering, and was always the first to volunteer for the most unpopular 'fatigues'. "I doubt if there were many great er instances of devotion to duty by any soldier in any country in the war. "My name will convey nothing to Oregonjans now, except, perhaps a few 'old-timers,' but these will know that I do not make wild statements. My life has been spent on the out posts, at the uttermost ends of the earth, where one does not often meet soft men, but I have had no experi ence of a more unpretentious man, nor truer man, nor a bigger man than H. L. Corbett of Portland, Or." From the Oregonian of March 16, 1930. r ' v Roads Get $104,459.73 . Five Umatilla county road districts will get $104,459.73 for highway Con struction and improvements this year, and work has already begun on the Myrick-Cold Springs sector. The five districts raised $52,229.73 by special tax and the . county matches this amount The amount raised by dis tricts is as follows: Number 53, Athena; $8,109.13, five miles to be laid out. Number 65, Weston: $6,048.55, three miles. Number 56, Cold Springs-Myrick, $12,902.50, ten miles, work already under way. Number 57, Despain Gulch, $5,833.. 60, ten miles voted, but only five to be built at this time. Number 58, Juniper and North Cold Springs, $19, 345.95, ten miles. These amounts arc being matched by the county court. New Long view Bridge Is Connecting Link In Greatest Ocean Route Senator L. L. Mann Has Filed For Reelection Longview. A long arc, rising 195 feet above the surface of the Co lumbia river, connected the Washing ton and Oregon shores just eight months to the day from the time the first steel construction crews started work June 13, 1929. The link between Longview and Rainier, Ore., riveted in place Feb ruary 13, as workmen swung high over the murky water, was the sig nal for the starting of preparations for laying a light-weight concrete deck which will be under thT flodrtsf the 8,192 foot bridge. The span connects ... the western Oregon beaches with the Puget Sound country, eliminating the nec essity of ferrying across the Colum bia near Astoria or traveling to Portland to cross the river. It will enable motorists to choose one of two routes, either of which will take them along the shores of the mighty river,- Completion of 12 miles of highway between Apiary and Vernonia, Ore., will connect the Westside Pacific highway with the new bridge and ma terially shorten the important arterial route. ' - ' The day the new bridge goes into service, Astoria, near the mouth of the river, will be brought 100 miles closer to Washington by an all land route. On Saturday, March 29, the con struction engineers say the span will be completed, ready for Presi dent Hoover to press the golden telegraph key in his office in Wash ington, D. C, that will officially mark the opening of the bridge. Athena Takes Last Game From Pendleton 100 Acres Seed Peaa The Waahburne-Wilson Seed com pany of Moscow, Idaho, has decided to try out the value of Weston land for the raising of seed peas, it was learned this week, says the Leader. Frank Greer, well known farmer south of Weston whose land (s well adapted to the purpose, will raise 100 acres of seed peas for the com pany this year under contract, and seed shipped to him for the purpose Athena town basketball team took another game from the Pendleton Athletic Association on the Adams floor Saturday night by the score of 33 to 19. ' ' The game was a great deal more interesting than the two previous games played between the two teams on the Pendleton and-Athena floors. The first half ended with the locals two points in the lead, 13 to 11. Pendleton was all pepped up in the second half and looped two baskets before Athena could stop their attack. After the sudden leap to the lead, Athena settled down and soon over hauled the Pendleton lads to win. After the game a dance was given in the Adams city hall by the two teams. Fletcher's orchestra furnish ed the music. After , all expenses were paid the proceeds were divided between the two teams and Adams school, each realizing $7.70. Thankful for Patronage The noodle feed given by the high school student body at Masonic din ing room, Saturday evening, netted the fund for the School Annual the tidy sum of $35. For the liberal pat ronage received the committee in charge requests The Press to express the appreciation of the school, and to all who assisted in making the affair a success, many, many thanks. " Forest Fires Early The first forest fire of the 1930 season in Oregon forests were re ported at Eugene Tuesday by forest rangers in the McKenzie' section of the Cascade mountains where it was said five fires were burning briskly bVe ttfvWfcl atfrt tff ?Ing tlmVCr. Pendleton. State Senator L.- L. Mann has announced his candidacy for reelection and his name will ap pear on the primary election ballot in May for the republican nomina tion. Thus far there is no indication that he will have opposition. In filing his candidacy Senatw Mann made the following statement. "If I am nominated and elected I will, during my term of office, ' fa vor such legislation as will reduce the existing tax burden; support such laws as will reduce the expenses of government; and aid, as far as reas onably possible, the repeal of exist ing statutes rather than the enact ment of new statutes. "I wish printed after my name on the nominating ballot the follow ing words, "Economy in Government; Conservation of the State's Resources." Senator Mann is now concluding his first term as state senator but he had previously served five terms ia the house of representatives. He was first elected to the house in 1909 and was reelected for the 1911 and 1913 sessions. He was then out of poli tics for some years but was elected to the house for the 1923 and 1925 sessions. Business Section Of Elk City, Idaho Wiped By Fire Loss $200,000 Elk, Idaho. Charred bits of walls find ash piles were about all that re inod Tuesday night of this isolat nsountain village which nearly 70 rs ago was one of the west's most turesque mining boom cities, filled Ith 5,000. frenzied gold seekers. Late Tuesday afternoon fire start ing from an undertermined origin and carried by a strong wind swept over nine business houses, a residence two hotels, a pool hall, a bowlihg alley, and a drug store. Telephone and, telegraph wires were destroyed -nd news of the plight of the 200 odd nsidents did not reach the "outside" until Wednesday. ... , . - Only one person 'was reported to be seriously hurt. He was S. B. Morgan, a hotel owner, who was struck by falling timbers as he at tempted to save furnishings of his hotel. Acceptable estimates of the loss were unavailable, but those bas ed on the value of the village reach ed $200,000. One? started the conflagration rag ed while citizens scurried for safety after dragging out of the buildings what few beolngings they could. There is r. fire department here. Elk City came into fame in 1861 along with Warrens and Florence, also in thi region, shortly after Capt. E. D. Pierce found the first traces of gold in Orofino creek. Un successful . prospectors in the Clear water river region worked over the mountains to the southeast and un covered some of the richest placer "diggings" this state has ever known. As word reached miners at Oro fino, a stampede headed through the wilderness and deep canyons of the Salmon rivers, and gold deposits of immense value were uncovered. The boom lasted only a short time, and miners went to richer camps. In re cent years the few hundred residents struggled to keep their town from joining the desolate "ghost cities" of the west. This year some development work was attempted and for a time citizens believed that the glory of the old boom days would be revived. PiERC Lovelace Denied Return to Roseburg Soldiers' Home Salem. Charles A. Lovelace, dis charged from the Soldier's Home at Roseburg last September for drunk enness and insubordination, lost his appeal for reinstatement before the state board of control Wednesday. Lovelace admitted that he had been drinking and was probably abusive as charged at the time of his discharge, but claimed that he had been dis criminated against in that other members of the home had been guilty of the same offenses yet permitted to remain in the home. . This claim was denied by Com mandant Sam Starmer, who declared that he had discharged Lovelace only as a last resort after he had refused to accept a 60-day parole. Lovelace is a veteran of the Spanish-American war, the Phillippine insurrection, the Boxer rebellion and the World war with a record of 18 months in France. Size of Crop Fixes Price The potato demand Is very in elastic and the price reacts a great deal according to the size of the crop, PorfE. F. Dummeier, of W, S. C, stated this week. When the crop is large the price must drop to get all of the product into consumption. Present indications are that this is going to be a poor year to go ex tensively into the potato raising buei ness, he predicted. The potato mar ket is a national one, not a world market, he assarted. ; Golden Anniversary . The golden anniversary of the Order of the Eastern Star in the state of Oregon was observed in Ash land Thursday night with appropri ate ccremonUs when Alpha chapter, No. 1, the first chapter to be institut ed in the state of Oregon, observed the 50th anniversary of its founding with appropriate ceremonies. , Scarcity of Pheasants Scarcity of pheasants is noted in the Athena district this, spripg.. and some believe that there will be no shooting during October, unless ex tensive planting of birds by the state faitfe- farm's KW unfile Bf. In Memory Of Chief Lawyer, Noted Nez Perce The dedication of a monument to commemorate the virtues of Chief Lawyer (Hol-lol-sote-tote) noted Nez Perce,, will take place on Whit man college campus, June 3. On June 3, 1855, the great Nez Perce, Chief Lawyer, Hol-lol-sote- tote, saved the lives of Governor Isaacs I. Stevens and his white com panions by a daring act of heroism. While the Great Council, in which five thousand Indians met Governor Stevens to consider permanent trea ties, was in progress, a secret plot of hostile Indians to kill the white men was discovered by Chief Law yer He quietly notified Governor Stevens and before dawn on June 3 moved his own lodge and family from the Nez Perce camp and placed them along side the Governor's tent. He thus extended the powerful protec tion of the Nez Perce tribe over the white men, foiled the conspiracy, and made the later success of the Council possible. On June 3, 1930, just sevanty-nvc years afterwards, a bronze msmorlal tablet in honor of Chief Lawyer will be presented by the graduating class of Whitman College to the State or Washington. The monument, a huge granite boulder, is on the site of the Nez Perce camp, now a part of the campus of Whitman College. A great granddaughter of Chief Lawyer will unveil the tablet. The ceremony, at 4:00 p. m., will be opeii to the public. To Help Agriculture Directors of the Portland Chamber of Commerce have voted to create an agricultural department to take an active and aggressive interest in agricultural development of the state and to enlist forces in a constructive program to retrieve $100,000,000 in farm revenue said to be lost annual ly through Oregon's backwardness. The action of the directors was taken following receipt of a report from a special committee which has been studying the state's agricultural status for several months. " Thieves Steal Torch ; The new acetylene welding machine Installed last week bv Jens Jensen has been crinnled by thieves who broke into the blacksmith shop, Sat urday night or hunday night anu stole the torch equipment and gages from one of the tanks. Betides de laying welding work at the shop, Mr. Jensen's financial loss is over tiuu. Mr. Jensen did not miss the torch until Monday morning, when the shop was opened for the day's worlc. Goes To LaGrande Newt Hodgens, who has been in the rmnlov of the Standard Oil company at the Athena distributing station for several months, has been transferred to the LaGrande station. His bro ther, "Tuck" Hodgens has come from AaaJ 19 taCT tW8 AtUTOa jmsiuOB. E LOOMS UP r III DEI SITUATION Studying Conditions Before Declaring Self For Of fice Again. " Ralph Watson says in yesterday's Oregon Journal: Walter M. Pierce, between now and Sunday maybe be fore he leaves for : Union county, will make up his mind whether he in tends to bid the white faced calves good bye, throw his ten gallon hat into the political ring once again and go out after a second four years as governor. . x He confided, from his room at the Steward hotel where he had been con ferring with his Democratic friends throughout Wednesday, that he is in clined to yield to the yearning and once more get out in the arena, moo jip the Democratic nomination if he can and take on whoever the Repub lican primaries give him as an op- ' ponent in November. Wednesday was a busy day for the Democrats in Portland. Early in the morning George R. Wilbur, former state senator, ex-service man and lawyer of Hood River, arrived in town to give the political situation the check and double check before mak ing up his mind whether he would yield to the urging of his friends and come out as a candidate for the gu bernatorial nomination, on the Dem ocratic ticket. At about the same time Pierce gal loped into town and started right out to give the situation the once or on his own account. Before tho fore noon wore through Pierce and Wil bur went into a huddle to talk over the proposition as it concerned them mutually. At noon a bunch of Pierce s friends and retainers ten dered him a select and private little luncheon at the feeward, where they went into the prospects as they saw them. Before the pleasant pang3 of diges tion had fully subsided Democratic National Committeeman Oswald West steamed into the snug harbor of the Seward and hove to alongside hh par tisan colleagues where they both swung at anchor for half an hour in seeming peace and amity. During that period, so it is understood, West told the former governor that, under existing conditions, the Democrats had a good chance in "clean up" in the November campaign and that he would "go to bat" for the Demo cratic nominee, whoever he might be. After West had weighed anchor and sailed away, Wilbur came into the anchorage for a second time, and for an hour or so the two Eastern Oregon leaders once more discussed their mutual interests in the coming tight. Wilbur left for Hood River in the evening, but said before he started for his train that he was g.ving the probability of his candidacy careful thought, having been urged by friends to seek the nomination, and having been assured of support from many sections of the state. He was par ticularly interested in the situation as it concerned his candidacy in Mult nomah county. He had no dennita state of mind, he said, and wanted to check up carefully before com mitting himself. The general impression among Pierce's close friends is that he will decide to run, and that he will be out openly in the race before the end of the week. It also is the alternative opinion that if Pierce should not finally de cide to run that Wilbur will do so, while either way the one who runs will have the aid and support of the other. Harvey G. Starkweather is another potential governor to loom on the Democratic horizon. Word comes that he has been urged by partisan col leagues seeking a Portland candidate to go out and give battle. Dancing Party Mrs. W. J. Kirk and Mrs. Bryce Baker were patronesses for a danc ing party last evening, given in honor of the boys and girls' basketball teams of Athena high school. The af fair which was a most pleasant one took place in the Miller furniture store building, and was attended by the high school student body, teach ers, faculty and Athena citizens. Fletcher's orchestra furninhtd music for the occasion, and at the conclu sion of dancing, sandwiches and cof fee was served. School Plan Defeated The long-sough t-f or Watertown school will not be built at least for some time, according to action of the Walla Walla school board which has found there are no more children now than in 1920 and that there is no more need for a building now than then. The board will consider at its next meeting the matter of repairs to Baker school, which was erected 50 yeart H?0.