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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, AUGUST 29, 1930
Man Prominent In Affairs
of Walla Walla Takes
1 His Own Life.
Walla Walla. Nerves shattered by
the great struggles of finance and Jthe
development of the Klickitat Mjnex-
al Springs company and Langdon
Lake at Tollgate, John Warren tang
don, 69, a leading citizen' of Walla
Walla and Eastern Washington took
his own life Monday night.
He left his office with his brother
about 6 o'clock promising to take
dinner at his brother's home.. When
he did not arrive ' at the William
Langdon home for dinner and. failed
. to come later in the evening, William
Langdon and. his wife drove to the
T-l T J 1 Ain T 1
luiui uanguun uviiie, vv Isaacs gnu
after attempting to arouse someone
in the house, discovered John Lang'
don sitting at the wheel of his car at
the side of the house. He was dead.
A thirty-two revolver was lying
across his knee. The bullet had en
tered his right temple. In the dress
er in his room was found a note ad
dressed to "Linda," Mrs. Philinda
Green Langdon, his wife, who was
visiting with Mrs. T. C. Elliott at
Seaview, Wash. This note was mark
ed, "not for the public."
A second note, " apparently" for
publication, was found in the pocket
of his coat It was as follows:
August 25, 1930. ,
"To Whom It May Concern:
"The titanic struggles of finance in
these times, the completion of the de
velopment of the Klickitat Mineral
Springs up to production the in
stallation of machinery being now the
only remaining chapter in that won
derful enterprise with which I have
labored for seven years past and have
been supported by an unusually fine
group of Northwest business men
who have had confidence in my ability
to bring about production "of both the
splendid minerajwaters and the car
bonr dioxide gas and place them on
the market has sapped not only all
my strength but has used up and
shattered my nerves to a point where
I can neither eat nor sleep and I am
utterly unable to continue the strug
gle longer. , , ..
No one can ever know how greatly
I regret this rash manner of ending
my strenuous career. I leave the
dearest wife and sons and brother in
this world and a host of the friends
and acquaintances of years standing
all of whom I pray may ; feel
Nothing can bring about a quicker
demise than complete loss of nerves
I never before knew I had nerves
in my system. " .
How I long for rest and peace,"
John W. Langdon.'
On Sept 16, 1897, Mr.. Langdon
was married to Philinda Green of
Walla Walla. Mr. Langdon is sur
vived by his widow, his brother Wil
liam Langdon and two sons, Warren
Orville and , John Green Langdon,
both sons now being at the Mineral
Springs. it . .,'
Mr. Langdon was at one time sec
retary of the board of trustees of St.
Pauls School and has been a director
of Whitman College for some years.
He was a member of the St. Paul's
Episcopal church, interested in both
the Young Men's and Young Wo
men's Christian associations, the
Bed Cross and several philanthropic
He was a member of the state ex
ecutive committee for food con
servation appointed during the war
by President Hoover-: At the pres
ent time he was vice-president of the
Columbia Basin Irrigation project
vice-president of the Baker-Boyer
bank. Director of Whitman college,
and was president and manager of
the Klickitat Mineral Springs com
pany which he formed seven years
ago, and on which he has been work
ing ever since.
Lon Chaney Answers Call ;
Lon Chaney 47, "the man of a
thousand faces'," died at St Vincent's
hospital Los Angeles early Tuesday
after a valiant battle against an
emia and congestion of the bronchial
tubes. A hemorrhage of the lungs suf
fered shortly after midnight sudden
ly cut short the veteran actor's fight
for life after he had been reported on
the road to recovery. Chaney entered
St Vincent's August 15 for treat
ment of an anemic condition result
ing from a severe attack of pneu
monia. - ' ...
, ' Pioneer Orchardist
James L. Dumas, one of the most
widely known orchardists and edu
cators in the Northwest died Tues
day at his home near Dayton. He re
cently was in a hospital in Walla
Walla for treatment but returned
home, feeling somewhat improved, al
though his health had not been good
for some time. Mr. Dumas was 63
years' of Ike.
Harvest Looks Good
Ud Bonners Ferrv Wav
With Jacob Booher In It
Henry Dell,, who returned from a
visit to Bonners Ferry last week
nanas us the following clipping from
the Bonners Ferry Herald. , Athena
farmers will read it with interest as
it mentions the success of a former
Athena resident, Jacob Booher. In ad
dition to Mr. Booher'a wheat crop
which the Herald notes, Mr. Booher
threshed 25 acres of peas from which
he took a yield of 2,898 pounds, net
ting him $79.33 per acre. The Herald
says: .. ', . , ..,. v
The harvesting of spring wheat is
well under way in almost every see
tion of the Kootenai Valley and all
reports have it that an exceptionally
high quality of gram ia being - pro.
duced, with a high protein content
In Drainage District No. 1, J.
Booher is harvesting a field of 320
acres , on which the average yield is
better than 78 bushels to the acre. An
80-acre tract in this same district
owned by Frank Clapp is reported as
having produced better than 80 bush'
els to the acre.
The wheat yields are exceeding an
ticipations and many fields have pro
duced far larger crops than was es
timated by the owners.
' In Drainage District No. 9, an es
timate of 30 bushels per acre was
made on a field of 30 acres of wheat
by one of the best qualified men in
the county to judge wheat yields and
when the tract was threshed it was
found that better than 40 bushels to
the acre had been harvested. ":v"
Estimates of from 50 to 60 bushels
to the acre were made on the grain
which is yielding close to and over
80 bushels to the acre.
- Polzin Bros, report a yield of near
ly 59 bushels to the acre of winter
wheat grown on a tract of five acres
on the north bench. . They also
threshed 64 bushels to the acre of a
new hulless oat (50-pound bushels).
Samples of this crop and also the
winter wheat crop are on display at
the Herald office.
Closing of Deer Season
Hinges Upon Fire Hazard
J-.y r - 1 '
Salem. Unless 'the fire hazard in
Oregon forests becomes worse than
it is now Governor -Norblad will not
interfere with the opening of the deer
hunting season on September 15, he
announced in a statement issued late
Wednesday. Extraordinarily danger
ous weather, he said,' would cause him
to keep the season closed to October
1, but he said he would not close it
after that date.
The governor said he had received
many requests to proclaim the season
closed beyond September 15, the nor
mal opening' date, as a precaution
against forest fires, but also many
petitions not to interfere. , A ban on
deer' hunting until October 1, he add
ed, would work a hardship on "fall
workers, college professors, students
and other persons from enjoying the
"If the huntiner season is partly
closed there will be a great number
of hunters in the woods during the
condensed season thereby increasing
danger to life and limb," the state
ment said. "The deer hunters are no
more careless than fishermen, hikers,
berry pickers, tourists and others.
The latter class ' of people are not
prohibited by law from going into we
forests durlntr the huntinsr season and
they far outnumber the hunters."
Another reason is that "our Oregon
season overlaps the season in some
AilininiiiF? states. If the season should
be closed up to October 1 many hunt
ers would come from other states al
ter having killed a leeal auota of deer
in their own states. This is unfair to
the people of Oregon.
The governor stated that alter
RontomW 1.1 there is heaw dew in
the mountains, reducing the danger
of fire, pe further says tnat many
OTiiHes. small storekeepers and am
munition dealers depend on the bunt
ing season for most oi tneir years
. Mtsa Hansell Entertains
Miss Helen Hansell entertained last
Friday evenintr eteht girl friends at
bridge, r Two tables were in play.
Daintv refreshments were served by
Miss Hansell assisted by her mother,
Mrs. M. W. Hansell. Guests were as
follows: Misses, Dorothy Berlin, Lois
Johnson, Blanche Johnson, Kathleen
Radtke, Jessiedcane Dudley, Lenore
McNair and Mrs. Clifford wood.
Miss Lois Johnson held high score
and Mrs. Wood low score.
Makes Round-Up Vest
Mrs, J, Wf Pinkerton has completed
beautiful Round-Uo vest for her
grandson, Garth Pinkerton. Made
from brilliantly colored silk, the vest
is trimmed in red silk braid and red
buttons. No one at the Round-Up
will have a finer vest than the one
Garth will wear.
Miss Mildred Watklna left Athena
Wednesday . morning after the sum
mer spent with her brother, Gordon
Watkina and family, for Centralis,
Washington, where she 'will teach in
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Fighting the Locust Pest Willi Fire
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Egyptians spraying chemically produced flames Into the swarms of loeiwts
that were destroying the crops there. This method of fighting Hie pest was
found most effective. ' - ; . i
Athena Centers Interest
In Pendleton Round-Up
More than ever, Athena interest is
centered in the Pendleton Round-Up
this year although in the past the
big show has always been liberally
supported by the residents of this
part of Umatilla county.
Year by year the Round-Up seems
to improve by leaps and bounds and
larger crowds are enumerated in in
creasing attendance. The events are
more thrilling, competitive endeavor
in the arena is of a higher order and
much of the crudeness of former ex
hibitions has disappeared.
This year Athena is liberally rep
resented, in the presentation of the
Kound-up program in all three days
of the show. Miss Lois Mclntyre,
Round-Up queen ' aw one of her at
tendants, Miss Mildred Hansell are
Athena girls. During the past week
Queen Lois and her attendants were
feted at a number of social affairs,
beginning last Saturday evening with
a dance at Happy Canyon. Tuesday
evening members of the Pendleton
Women's club entertained for them at
a reception held at the library club
room. Mrs. Marion Hansell, mother
of Miss Mildred Hansell, and Mrs. A.
H. Mclntyre. mother of Queen Lois,
were among the ladies who poured.
Fay LeGrow will be one of the race
judges. Bryce Baker is furnishing
live stock for the Happy Canyon
show, and others from Athena are
assisting in one way or another.
Six Burned To Death
In Automobile Wreck
Portland. Six residents of Port
land, returning from a Sunday out
ing at Battle Ground lake, near Van
couver, Wash., were burned to death,
and three were injured as their au
tomobile, driven by G. B. Cobb, at
tempting to swerve suddenly to avoid
another car, plunged into' a ditch and
caught fire. , ,
The dead: J .
G. E. Cobb, 49: Mrs. Martha Full
er. 47: Mrs. A. C. Henson, 32; Mar
garet Cobb, 6; Joe Cobb, 4; Beatrice
Henson, 10. "
A. C. Henson suffered a broken leg,
Mary Cobb, cuts and bruises and Ro
berta Henson, slight bruises.
The three injured escaped death
only because they were thrown clear
of the can Bodies of those caught
in the wreckage were burned beyond
recognition. Owing to the fierceness
Of the flames, rescuers were unable
to reach any of the victims.
Building New Sidewalk
An O..W. R. & N. construction crew
has been in Athena this week putting
down a new 10-foot plank sidewalk
adjacent to the warehouse on lower
Main street and also extending in
front of the Tum-a-lum Lumber com
pany property. It is understood that
the crew will make suitable altera
tions in the warehouse for the Wash
fnirtnn.THnho Seed comnanv's seed
cleaning and sorting plant, which is
to be located there. '
The bodies of William Sherwood,
8. auto camp proprietor, and his
son, 6, were recovered Monday from
Fore Bay, near Prospect, Oregon,
where they were drowned. Father
and son were on a fishing trip. It is
believed both went down as . the
father attempted to rescue his son.
, i Propeller Kills Woman . :
Mrs. Mariara Williams, 26, Astoria,
was killed Monday, at Long Beach,
Wash., when an airplane piloted by
Clyde S. Murray, Vancouver," Wash.,
crashed into a crowd of women and
children on the. beach, Edith GroeFger
2, Portland, was Injured slightly. .
Medford Juveniles Taken ,
In Raid On Vice and Booze
Medford. Following the arrest and
binding of Wayne Bowman to the
grand jury without bail on a charge
of contributing to the delinquency of
minor girls, city and county officials
commenced an exhaustive drive last
week ligairiBt vice and rum orgies.
They placed 39 minors of both sexes
in the county jail in one day. Ten
were girls. Bowman is charged with
a crime committed a year ago. He
went to California but was arrested
on a recent visit here.
Simultaneously with the arrest of
Bowman, a 16-year-old San Diego
girl stopping with an older woman at
a local auto camp was arrested and
bound over to the grand jury with
bail fixed at $1000" and Is now in jail
awaiting the arrival of California of
ficials. She is alleged to have forged
a check in the South. Local charges
against her will not be pushed.
Among the girls detained in jail
was a beautiful, educated. Indian lass
who was drawing a monthly allowance
from the government of 80. Accord
ing to her story she joined a colony
of Indians between Crescent City and
Gold Geach where white men were
visitors and liquor flowed freely. She
was returned to her family on the
reservation. Besides her parents there
are eight children, all receiving $80
each from the government.
PLANT 5 0 E
Bean Crops of Three Coun
ties Will Be Taken Care
of At Athena.'
Machinery is now being installed
for increasing the output of the Eick
hof Farm Products " corporation's
bean cleaning plant .in, Athena, yyfc.
Workmen are making' alterations
in the plant which is situated in one
of the big -houses in the railroad
yards at the lov.c: end of Main street
to accommodate the installation of a
mammoth big cleaning machine and
three scouring machines. ' Founda
tions for these machines are now in
place, and when the machines are
assembled, power will supplied by an
electric motor from one lineshaft
transmission to all four machines.
The capacity of the Athena clean
ing plant will be increased to 700
sacks of cleaned beans per day, and
will give employment to quite a num
ber of Athena men.
All beans raised this year, and
which will be harvested soon from
the Athena-Weston, the Walla Walla
and the Dayton, Washington, acreage
will be cleaned, scoured and shipped
from the Athena plant, other plants
having been abandoned to centralize
the work at this point.
Arnold Wood, who is in charge of
the cleaning plant at present, esti
mates that the plant will handle
about forty carloads of beans this
season, for shipment east.
Round-Up Visitor Falls
Out of a Hotel Window
Pendleton. C. H. Vaughan, cream
ery man of Cheyenne, ; fell from a
second story window at Hotel Pen
dleton at 6 p. m. Sunday and is in
St. Anthony's hospital , with a frac
tured back. He will probably be
there for several weeks. The verte
brae near the base of the spine are
Vaughan, whose age' is given at
34, was sitting in the window when
he became overbalanced and fell. The
room is on the north side of the
hotel and diners at the hotel were
startled to see a human projectile
hurtling through the air.
Mr. Vaughan had come to Pendle
ton with the intention of seeing the
Little Gene Miller -celebrated his
ninth birthday ' anniversary Wednes
day afternoon, when sixteen boy
friends were invited to the Miller
home to participate in the event.
Games were played and the youngs
ters enjoyed ice cream and other re
freshments. Present were Billy Johns,
Billy Hansell, Bobbie Zerba, Clarence
Montague, Donald Jones, Artie Kil
gore, Dale Jenkins, Paul Kibbey, Dick
Smith, Leon Mayberry, Orville Peter
son, Teddy Miller, Eugene Miller, and
Bobbie Baker of Genesse, Idaho, and
Milton Conover of Colfax, Wash.
The highway construction crew
which has been engaged in rebuilding
road Bhoulders now have their equip
ment in the vicinity of Athena. A
steam shovel lifts the earth to the
shoulders, where it is rolled and cov
ered with' rock. The crew has the
shoulders completed on the section be
tween Athena and State Line, and are
now working toward Adams and Pendleton.
' Mrs. Slas Honored
At the regular weekly Aid meet
ing of the Christian church ladies
last Thursday, the pastor's wife, Mrs.
C. A. Sias was specially honored in
a social session, when refreshments
were served. Fourteen were pres
ent Mrs. Slaa was presented with
a Coke Cf tW higK rVgartf W which
Sprayed With Gasoline
While Cleaning Clothes
Milton Woman Succumbs
Spattered with flaming gasoline
when a can of the fluid exploded
while she was cleaning some clothes
at her home in Milton late Tuesday
afternoon, Mrs. L. L. Johnson was
fatally burned and died at the Walla
Walla sanitarium at 8:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Johnson was rushed to the
hospital where all that was possible,
was done for her. . For a while it
looked as if she might survive and up
until a few moments before she pass
ed away, attendants refused to give
up hope. Dr. H. L. Flowers of Mil
ton attended Mrs. Johnson and did
all that was possible to save her. . .'
Mrs. Johnson is survived by two
sons, both of Milton, and four daugh
ters, besides her husband, Lewis L.
Johnson. The sons are Mniun and
Ben Johnson. The daughters are Mrs.
R. L. Hubben of Seattle; Mrs. J. K.
Bipond of Redlands, California; Mrs.
W. J. Montany of Davistown, North
Dakota; and Mrs. H. E. Weaver of
Arrangements for Special
events. Urep-nn State Knir
September 22-28 Inclusive
Salem. Arrangements for special
events durinar each of the
of the 69th Oregon State fair here
aeptemoer to 28 are rapidly Hear
ing completion, it was declared todsv
by Mrs. Ella S. Wilson, secrptarv of
me state rair board.
Each day is to be devoted nrimarilv
to the interests of a specific nrpn nr
group in the state, with Community
aay on Monday, September 22, as a
starter lor the week's festivities.
Grange Day on Tuesdav. Sentemtw
Z6, probably will be attended hv the
largest gathering of rural visitors
ever assembled on the Oregon Stat
fair-grounds, Mrs. Wilson declared,
witn dozens of entirely new features
for their entertainment and con
venience., .. ,
Salem Day on Wednesday. Sen.
tember 24, is expected to draw more
than 20.000 to the exnoaitinn. with
record-breaking Portland Day to fol
low on ihursday when plans are be
ing made to accommodate annrox).
mately 25,000' fair visitors. Extra
traffic officers probably will be neces
sitated by the hundreds of cars ex
pected to make the trek from the
Oregon metropolis, according to of-
nciais. tvery co-operation to ex
pedite travel has been promised.
Friday. September 26. has been
named Governor's Day, the first
event oi its kind ever sponsored at
the Oregon exposition. Specific plans
for the dav are not vet comnletn. nr.
cording to Mrs. Wilson, although a
real gala event is promised, with ex
hibitors and organizations co-onerat-
ing to the utmost for the occasion.
Saturday, beptember 27, has been
labeled Children's Day and Press
Day, with all children under 14 ad
mitted free and those from 14 to 18
for half price, it is announced. Sat
urday evening on the fair-grounds is
expected to see the largest crowd
ever assembled in the 69 year his
tory of the Ore iron fair. Snecial en.
tertainment at the horse show is be
ing planned, as well as other features
throughout the exposition.
Sunday, September 28, has been
given no 'title, as heretofore the fair
has ended Saturday evening, with
bunday devoted to dismantling of displays-
Efforts are heincr made to ohtatn
special trains at greatly reduced
fares from all parts of the state on
the last dav of the exhibit. Fare of
one and one-third for round trip will
be in effect on all lines in the north
west throughout the fair, according
to Mrs. Wilson, and a further cut is
expected to be secured for Sunday
Athena Schools Will Open
Monday, September 8th
The Athena schools will open Mon
day September 8, for the years work
and it is estimated that attendance
will be about the same as last year.
E. F. Bloom, who comes from the
Adams schools to be superintendent
has moved his familv to Athena and
the members of the high school facul
ty and the corps of teachers in the
grade schools will be here next week.
Members of the hieh school faculty
are E. F. Bloom, superintendent; Mrs.
E. F. Bloom, Daniel Tiiiey, Miss Mary
Cameron, Mrs. R. D. Blatchford. ;
The corns of grade teachers in
clude M. I. Miller, 7th and 8th grades;
Miss Margaret Lee, 6th ana otn
grades; Miss Blanche Thorsen, 3rd
and 4th grades; Miss Delia Bryant,
primary department, ' ".'
I Chelan Sheriff Taken
Peer Wheeler, sheriff of Chelan
county, Washington, for the past
three years, Wednesday was served
with a bench warrant charging him
with conspiracy to violate the prohi
bition laws and with interfering with
the movement of justice. The warrant
came as an aftermath to indictments
in Spokane recently, charging peace
officers with violating tne promo
tion laws. Wheeler furnished $5000
bond and was released from custody.
Milton Man Selected
Lieutenant George Hansen, former
Freawater man. has been selected
with Lieutenant I.' J. William of
Phoenix. Arizona, to represent the
Ninth Corps area national aerial gun
nery matches for the flying service
of the V. S. Army. Hansen and Wil
liams were selected because of their
exceptional ability as flier and aerial
To Travel Oregon Trail
A Overby, of Walla Wall, who first
came to this country about 60 years
over the Old Oregon Trail is getting
ready to start back east over the
trail. He will go to Mt. Vernon, 111.,
where he will visit friends and rela
tives, and then make a trip through
Missouri and Arkansas.
the 14 teld Vf tt aid rffcletf. .
Opening of Malen Burnett
School of Music In Athena
The Athena branch of Malen Bur
nett School of Music will begin its
fall term on Wednesday, September
10th under the direction of Miss
Edna Hanna, who has just returned
from her usual summer course of
study. Z4 , ; . .
This year Miss Hanna was a mem
ber of the Stojowski Master Classes,
conducted by the New York pianists,
Mr. and Mrs. Sigismund Stojowski in
Seattle. The class included teachers
and artists from all sections of the
northwest, Canada and California
and was a most enjoyable group
socially as well as artistically.
The new term will be the begin
ning of Miss Hanna's seventh season
of teaching in Athena where she has
had beginners, intermediate and ad
vanced pupils. and -has contributed
largely to the development of music
appreciation and artistic talent in
, ; Entertain At Dinner
Dr. and Mrs. R. D. Blatchford en
tertained at dinner Monday evening
at their home. Those present in
cluded, Dr. and Mrs. Rice of Pendle
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Watkins,
Miss Mildred Watkins, Mr. and Mrs.
C. PrestbVe. Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Harwood, Fred Blatchford and the
host and hostess. After dinner bridge
was indulged in, Mr. Prestbye re
ceived high score and Mrs. Harwood
Mail Carriers Have Picnic
The rural mail carters held their
annual picnic at Emigrant Springs
Sunday, J. E. Jones of the Athena
route and Ray Gordon of Weston, ac
companied by their wives, were car
riers who represented this district at
the picnic. A carrier from Eagle
Valley - in Baker county, came the
longest distance to attend the picnic.
A. W. Logsdon has started suit in
circuit court against Jack Murphy
whom he charges with failure to pay
a bill for merchandise owing from
September, 1925, to the amount of
$75.15. Court costs are being asked
in addition. Watts k Prestbye are
attorneys for Logsdon.
Motor To Alberta
Barney Foster and. Art Douglas
iqtpred pp to Alberta this week. Mr.
lo'ugU'i halj timing wests tWrt.
FALL PLANTING OF
T TO BE LESS
Farm Board Reports 4.5 Per
Cent Decrease In Winter
Sown Wheat Crop.
... Washington, D- C The Farm
Board' read a
acreaze reduction nnliiio api
culture department reports that farm
ers intend to seed 4.5 per cent less
winter wheat this fall th Alt MTQ O onan.
ed last fall. , ' . ,
Board headouarters. in the h
of Chairman Legge and Sam R. Mc
Kelvie, member representing grain,
authorized a statement that the re
duction in the heart of the
wheat belt notably Kansas was of
particular significance since in that
state the bitterest opposition to acre
age adjustment developed. .
Kansas expects an average onlv 93
per cent as laree as the acrence need
ed in 1929; Nebraska, 87 per cent;
Oklahoma. 87 ner cent: Texas. AS
cent and Colorado, 93 per cent
While considered favorable to the
Farm Board's program, the situation
in Kansas admittedly is somewhat, nt
an enigma. The reduction in intend
ed seeding there is figured against
the, largest acreage in history In
Kansas, unless the 1930 acreage '
Proves to have heen 1nrror Tn 1090
Kansas harvested 11,476,000 acres
against 10,433,000 in 1928.
According to current estimates a -
total of 42.392.000 of winter wheat
will be seeded this fall as compared
with 42,820,000 acres actually planted
m i28, or which 40,162,000 acres
were harvested in 1929. It is the
lowest intended acreage since 1923.
Farmers in 17 of the 22 states
growing winter wheat report inten
tions to seed more land this fall than
a year ago but they are not surplus
producing states. With the exception
of New; Mexico all have harvested
large acreasres at some time in the
jJUBC LI1HII III. -4949, iBW Bntl-
cipates a 5 per cent increase over her
records of 263,000 acres in 1929.
Almost all the cotton belt states.
except Texas and Oklahoma, show in
tention to increase their acreage of
winter wheat .from 10 to 50 per cent
over the acreage seeded in J929.
Georgia lists the 30 per cent increase.
but Georgia harvested only 85,000
acres in 1WJ as against 125,000 in
Nevada and Washington are the
other two states indicating a 50 per
cent increase. It is not considered so
important in Nevada, where 5,000
acres in 1926 was a record, but Wash
ington indicates an acreage of 1,956,
000 acres as compared to 1,210,000
harvested in 1929 and 1,424,000 in
The wedding of Miss Blanche John
son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Johnson of this city , and Beryl B.
Hodgen son' of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Hodgen of Adams, was solemnized
at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at
the Central Christian church par
sonage, in Walla Walla, with the Rev.
J. B. Hunley officiating. Miss Lola
Johnson, sister of the bride and James
Hodgen, of Pendleton, were the only
attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgen
will make their home in The Dalles,
after a trip to Portland and vicinity.
Mr. Hodgen was graduated in 1928
from the University of Oregon, where
he was affiliated with the Sigma-Nu
fraternity also the Friars, senior
men's honorary society; was a mem
ber of the varsity football squad three
years, acting as captain in his
senior year and was president of the
Order of the "O." Mrs. Hodgen also
attended the University of Oregon
and was a member of Gamma-Phi
Beta sorority. The bride was at
tractive in a brown chiffon dress with
hat and shoes to match, carrying a
corsage of Cecile Bruner rose buds,
her going away costume was a chic
traveling suit of tan and orange with
hat and shoes to match.
Canadian Prices Slump
A hundred and forty-three thousand
Canadian farmers, members of the
Prairie wheat pool, knew Tuesday
what the initial payment would be on
their 1930 grain crops. It will be the
lowest in the seven years of the pools,
60 cents a butthel on wheat; oats No.
2 C. W. 30 cents; barley No. 3 C. W.
25 cents; Rye, No. 2 C. W. 35 cents
and flax No. 1 N. W. C. $1.25. "C.
W." means "car weight on track."
The last grain harvested this season
delivered to the Farmers Grain Ele
vator company in Athena, came from
a mountain ranch east of town and
was delivered sacked by Harrison
Kirk and George Lieuallen.
Arthur SchaefTer convicted murder.
er from Shelton is scheduled to be
hanged at the Washington state peni-
tpntla,rv Friday. This is the e?ond
e&cutirffl Set toY this hVCnlh.