The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, September 05, 1930, Image 1

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New High School Faculty,
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Mrps oi uraae leacners ?
0 1 Are Retained. I I
I Athena " public schools ' will open
Monday morning with a new faculty
in the high school department. In the
jgrade schools-the corps of teachers
who "were in charge last ' year have
been retained.
E. F. Bloom, the new superintend
ent,4 will have charge of both the"
grades and high school and will teach
the social , sciences. He has been su
perintendent at Adams for the past
three years. Previous to that he
taught in Alaska and served as super
intendent in Washington.' He is a
graduate of the University of Wash
ington and has done graduate work
in that institution. . During the past
summer he did graduate work at the
University of California. f!.nfc,tk
I Mrs. Elizabeth Bloom will . handle
jthe commercial work; ; She taught in
Adams for three years, and previous
$o taught in Washington and
"Alaska.' She will also handle Glee
Club and girls' athletics. She is a
"graduate ..of the University of Wash
ington and during the past summer
has been doing,, specjal,,, work, ,in
music in Berkeley, California.
? Miss Mary Cameron ; will .' teach
English and Latin and will have
charge of the library and school an
nual. She is a graduate of the Uni
versity of f Oregon and has -j done
graduate work in that institution. -!
Mr. Dan Tilley will teach mathe
matics and have a class in English
and one in history. He is the son of
Hal E. Tilley, band and orchestra di
rector in the Walla Walla high school.
He plans to organize a school band
for both the grades and high school.
Mr. Tilley is an accomplished mu
sician. At present he is playing in
an orchestra on. an ocean .liner and
will necessarily be two weeks late.
The other teachers will handle, his
classes until he ' arrives. He is a
graduate of Whitman college, and has
done substitute teaching in the .Wat
la Walla high school.'
!p Mrs. R. J). Blatchford will again be
yart . time teacher, handling - the
sciences. She is a graduate of Wil
lamette University and taught r in
Jfaches, Washington, prior to eoming
to Athena. ., . . ,
$ Successful grade teachers who have
given splendid satisfaction in the
Athena schools, and who have been
retained from last year,; are: rtl4;
U Seventh and Eighth grades, M. I.
Miller. " I. :i'?J
W Fifth and Sixth grades,' Miss Mar
garet -Lee. VS.'.U""..';: : ,".';';'.' 'IttTJ-
Third and Fourth grades, Miss
Blanche Thorsen. v
' Primary Department, 'Miss - Delia
j M. I. Miller's services as athletic in
rector for boys and coach for foot
ball and basketball have been retained.
"Pike" announces that football prac
tice will begin at once in order that
the team may be hardened into play
ing form in some degree by Septem
ber 20th, when Athena high school
will play its first game of the season
against Mac-Hi. v. ;. ., . .
There will be a general meeting
for the teachers t Monday forenoon.
Superintendent Bloom requests that
no purchase of school text books be
made by , pupils until , after- the
opening of school, Monday morning,
at which time pupils will be given
the listf books that will be required
fop their use. It is understood there
has been no change made this year in
text books for Oregon schools. :
Child Burns Himself
4 Finding a bottle of gasoline used
for cleaning, the little son of Mrs.
August Labissoniere of Yak jm a 2
years old, also found a match. After
pouring the fluid into several Uttle
pans, he struck the match and in
stantly was enveloped in flames. He
was rescued, but so burned about the
hands, feet, face and back he may die.
The residence caught fire but was lit
tle damaged. A sister of the lad was
fatally burned a month ago by scald
ing' water. it Z:s . t-, :,'
I '.'. Harvesting Beans
i Machines are operating in the Elck
hoff bean harvest in fields south of
Athena, having started up this week.
The bean crop is a light one In this
vicinity owing to heavy damage to
the plants earlier in the season by in
sects. The crop in the Waila Walla
and Dayton districts are reported to
be much better. ; Harvesting beans
will begin in those districts within
a short time, .
I ' Wa-Hi Enrollment 1156 "'"
- Enrollment at Walla Walla high
school is the largest in the history of
that institution, with a total regis
tration for the current yUr of 1155. !
French Airmen Conquer
'Atlantic Ocean In West
ward Non Stop Flight
Captain Dieudonne Coste and Mau
rice Bellonte set down their biplane
Quention Mark at New York Tues
day after achieving "a feat that
hitherto had defied every challenger
a non-stop ' flight from Paris to
New York. , . . Lt',
The record-breaking craft with its
record-breaking French crew rolled
to a stop at 6:13 p. m. (E. S. T.),
37 hours and 18 minutes after it had
soared aloft from LeBourget to dare
the perils of a North Atlantic cross
ing. ,.; , . 7 ,.,,:,,,..
Coste landed his plane into a south
west wind as skillfully as he had
piloted it through the barometric and
magnetic danger ... spots which , had
brought other airmen to disaster or
a forced stop short of their goal. I
A crowd of 5000 was on hand to
witness the finish of the daring ad
venture. .The scarlet plane, with its short
under-wing and giant spreading up
per wing, was in the lead of a large
squadron of escorting navy craft. It
appeared so suddenly from a dark
cloud that an involuntary cheer arose.
. Lazily, the plane circled the field
thrice as automobile horns and sirens
shrieked their welcome above the din
of human voices. : .... . ... f
The escorting - squadron dropped
even further behind as the Question
Mark maneuvered for a landing. It
dropped down, one, its, three points,
then taxied Blowly about a motor car
containing field officials and rolled, to
ward the naval hangars. 3
Coste and Bellonte, all smiles,
looked from the little window at the
advancing welcomers. Then they
climbed over the side of the fuselage,
a little stiff, more than a little tired,
but at the end of a glorious journey.
Colonel Lindbergh, who knew bet
ter than any other man what this
was like, sat on the hangar top,
smiling broadly, but waiting for the
first outburst to ,,. subside w before he
went forward . to greet his fellow
fliers.r i
,,, Newspapers Consolidate i
Formal announcement has been
made of the tonsolidation of the
Morning Astorian and the Evening
Budget, Astoria's A. two daily ' news
papers, through the purchase of the
former by the publishers of the lat
ter. The officers are E. B. Aldrich of
Pendleton, president; F. W. Lamp-
kin of Pendleton, vice president, ana
M. R. Chessman, secretary. Chess
man, who has been editor of the
Budget, for the past 11 years and
manager also since he acquired the
stock of L. D. Drake the first of the
year, will remain as editor and man
ager of the consolidated publication.
Other stockholders are Ward O.
Quarles and Miss flattie S, Brown of
the Budget staff.
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... Crime Grows In Pendleton
The Pendleton East Oregonian re
ports that in spite of less crime than
ever before during a Round-Up, the
arrests made by the city police de
partment during the month of August
rearheA a. higher total than in any
other month during the history pf
mi f i i I
the 'department, Uiiei- unarm
Lemons said Wednesday. Names on
the police records number 138, and
while Judge Minnie Stillman of the
municipal court has not yet compiled
the amount of fines she collected, It
is estimated to top $1000.
Had Strenuoas Hike
Mr.' and Mrs. Bert Logsdon have
returned from their trip to Wallowa
Lake. Bert and a friend went on a
fishing trip to a mountain lak.e, rid
ing horseback. After fishing awhile
they hobbled the horses and turned
them loose to graze. Soon after,
the1 horses started down the trail to
Wallowa lake and Bert vainly tried
to head them off. The -fishermen hik
ed it back the whole way down the
Summer Graduates
Concluding the most successful
summer session jn the 2 years that
summer school has been conducted at
the, TTnivprsitv of Oceffon. 112 stu
dents received degrees at the second
annual summer commencement exer
cises August 29. This consider
ahle Wreasa over last year, when 09
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were awarded degrees, and is in ad
dition to the pearly 709 who were
graduated in June, , ; r--".'; I
- J Circuit Rider Dies - ;
. Old residents of Umatilla "county
will remember Rev. J. C. Kirkman,
Methodist minister who was a cir
cuit rider in the pioneer days of the
county. 'Rev. Kirkman died recently
in Spokane. He is survived by his
widow and one son, Wilbur Kirkman.
- Pierce Snaps Into ft
"There is no bigger lie than the one
that you can't help the farmers by
legislation " ex-Governor . Walter M.
Pierce told an audience at a demo
cratic rally in Salem, Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hand spent
last Week in Ppjjtlaad, . jl- . v. .
Office Nearing Completion
Some Machinery Ready
For Installation.
' Workmen are getting the Washington-Idaho
Seed company's pea grad
ing plant ready for the fall work, and
a 'part oft themachinery has arrived.
The plant' is'Jocated in ; the ware
house building at the lower end of
Main street in the Union Pacific
yards. A new office room in the
south end of the building is nearing
completion, and an upper deck is be
ing constructed near ' the center of
the big warehouse for elevator pur
poses. . "" '
Wheat stored in a portion of the
warehouse to be used ' by the seed
companys equipment is being re
moved. 1 s " , "
Already there are huge piles of
sacked peas from the crop threshed
on the E. B. Foster ranch south of
Athena, stored in the warehouse. The
company's acreage at Bonners Ferry,
Idaho, and in the Palouse country is
now threshed and the crops from
those districts will be shipped to the
Athena plant for cleaning and grading.-
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Over forty women and girls will
be employed in the plant when it
starts up in the near future and these
employes are being engaged now. The
plant wjll be steam heated and made
as comfortable as ; possible for the
workers, Employment will be given
through the fall and winter months.
Relative of Athena Wo
man Dies In Auto Crash
A broken steering gear careening
her car into the ditch, Mrs. Elizabeth
Sleeman, 79, received - injuries that
caused her death at Emanuel hospital
Portland Sunday night ;
Mrs. Sleeman, who was an aunt of
Mrs. Crabill of this city lived at 412
E.-63d st N. She was driving to Kla
mith Falls to visit her sister. She
was accompanied by Mrs.r William
Anderson, her daughter, and Mildred
Anderson, 15,' grandaughter. 7
As they neared Woodburn the steer
ing gear broke and the car crashed
into the ditch and ; overturned. Mrs.
Sleeman was rushed to Portland,
where she was found to have a "frac
tured skull. . No other member of the
party was injured. v '
I The woman had lived with her son,
Howard R. Sleeman, for the past 10
years. ; She is survived also by an
other son, Robert, of Tenino, Wash.
Teena Weena Golf Garden
; Loraine Shick and a Mr. Horsley of
Walla Walla, have established the
Teena Weena golf garden on the sec
ond floor of the Grand Central Mar
ket in the garden city. An 18-hole
course has been laid out. The garden
is to "be decorated attractively with
palms, hanging baskets and har
monious effects that will add an at
mosphere of the pleasant out-doors
while steam heat will take away the
chill. Available rest rooms are in
connection. . ,
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, Art Display
Mrs. 1m A. Cornell will have a dis
play in the Mosgrove building, Main
street, Thursday, Friday and Satur
day, September 11, 12 and 13th. The
public is respecnilly invited to call
and inspect the art exhibits which
will be on display on the above men
tioned dates. Mrs. Cornell, who will
organize a cas$ ii) Athena should
sufficient interest justify, will be as
sisted in making the display by Mrs.
Julia Phillips, of Phillips' Studio,
Walla Walla.
Victory Certain for Metschan
WC, Hawley of Salem, represent
ative in congress for the First Ore
gon district, speaking before the ex
ecutive committee of the republican
state central eommitte at Portland,
predicted the election of Phil Met
schan, republican candidate for gov
ernor, who he said was entitled to,
and should, have the undivided, sup
port of his party. . ,.
v Morning Glory Spray
County agent HqH urges all far
mers interested in having their fields
sprayed for morning glory and other
pestiferous weeds to get in touch with
the county agent's office immediately.
In spite of the "off", condition of the
wheat market this year a great deal
of interest ia being shown, by growers
in the use of the chemical weed
sprayer, Mr, Bolt says,
Reshouldering Highway "- s ;
A big steam shovel is down in the
roek fluarry pit lifting rock into
trucks for distribution on . the pew
shoulders along, the highway east of
Athena. A steam , roller is also on
the job and the wok 13 progressing
rapidly, . ..... . . .
N ew Conception of Pioneer to be ErectetiJo, Honor Oregon M others
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A new conception of a pioneer memorial, In which the struggles an
II found in ths statue Soon to be completes by Burt Brown Barker, vice- pre
York City; lt-wM-)fcaJiy. Jse placed on the university campus, In a nleh
Matheny, the memorial Is to be dedicated to all Oregon pioneer mothers, Mr
and a left view with Mr. Procter at work. Bslow, the probable site of th
d hardshioa of the trail ara nut aside for a anlrlt nf ntiM -ur-...
sldent of the University, by A. Phlmlster Proctor, famous sculptor of New
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e in me nomni wuaurangie. wnue n nonors nis own mother, Elvira Brown
. Barker says. In the photo above, upper row, Is a right view of the statue,
o memorial on the university campus, and Burt Brown Barker, donor.
University of Oregon, Eugene
A1 long awaited pioneer memorial,
which has instantly aroused the senti
ment and enthusiasm of all those who
have seen photographs; or (heard il
described, is soon to rise on the Uni
versity of Oregon campus, it is an
Bounced here. It is . to be the gift ' of
Eurt Brown Barker, vice-president of
the University, and is to honor his
own pioneer mother. But more than
that, it is to be a lasting memorial to
all pioneer mothers of the great Ore
Bon country, ::.
"Others have perpetuated the strug
gles of the pioneer mother; I want
to perpetuate- the peace which fol
lowed her etruggles. Others have per
petuated her adventures; I want to
perpetuate the spirit which made, the
adventure possible and depict the joy
which crowned her declining years as
She looked upon the fruits of her
labor and caught but a faint glimpse
of what it will mean for posterity,"
Mr. Barker says, in making public the
pews oi the gift,
Mr. Barker's Inspiration was caught
and shared by A;t Phimister Proctor,
internationally famous sculptor, who
has already done the famous pioneer
group in Kansas City, the pioneer on
the campus at Eugene, and a number
of other statues which are alive with
the spirit of the true west, Together
the doner and the artiet dreamed and
; planned the memorial, and the result
; is one that is expected tp take its
i place as one of the finest works of art
! In America, with a message to all who
' shall have the privilege of seeing and
j studying it. The working model has
! been completed by Mr, Proctor in his
New York etudio, and final work will
be done as eoon as it is determined
whether it shall be , in bronze or
marble, , . r ,
To be In Eugene. : :-, .
. The statue will probably be erected
in a niche in the .'.Woman's. Quad
rangle, on the campus .at Eugene, It
will be heroic in size, and will rest
on a base which will have on each
side a placque depicting some phase
of the struggle over the Oregon Trail,
The design of . the statue is of ut
most simplicity. & It depicts the pio
neer mother, sitting at ease in her
chair, her hands resting on an open
Bible in her lap. Hr face is one of
strong character, yet has that gentla
nesa that characterizes every mother.
She is (n a reflective mood, as though
thinking of the mora pleasant events
of the past, or perhaps in contempla
tion of what is to come in this West
in the future. Her apparel is Blmple,
consisting only of a flowing gown.
Only the merest hint of period Is
shown in the snug bodice, for Mr.
Barker wishes the statue to live for
all time rather than be merely a por
trait of a span of years,
Mr. Barker's mother, who servos as
his inspiration for the memorial to
all pioneer women, was born Elvira
Chadwlck Brown at Wilmington,
IUino.'o, .on July 6, 1844, daughter ot
Ellas Brown and tucluda Cox Drown.
Ellas. Brown joined with his father-in-law,
Thomas Cox, in the spring of
1847 and started for Oregon with hU
family, the youngest of whom was Mr.
Barker's mother. Ellas Brown died
en route and was burled on the Green
River, leaving hla widow and family
to continue to Oregon in the train
with her father, Thomas Cox. The
train euffered most in coming over
the Barlow Road In a storm, and at
Laurel Hill this storm increased and
became so severe that they Jost half
the cattle and saved their own livc3
only by extreme measures. Thomas
Cox brought with him a small stock of
goods from a etore he sold in,' Wil
mington before he left. These goods
formed the first store in Salem, Ore
gon, and the family still has some of
the old account books showing the
Mr. Barker's mother grew up on a
farm n?ar Philomath, where Bhe mar
ried William C. Barker, June 27, 1800.
Three children were born, Cary, Mar
ietta and Eurt Brown Barker. The
parents were divorced In 1874, and on
October 27, 1878, Mrs. Barker married
David Tayson Matheny, who was born
in Oregon August 25, 1844. His par
ents had come to Oregon in 1843 in
the Applcgats Caravan. Mrs. Matheny
lived until 1924. . ; ; ,
Conception Is Told.
Hqw Mr. Barker came to memorial
ise a new concoption of the pioneer
mother Is best told in a letter to Mr.
"My dear Mr. Proctor: Kansas City
has perpetuated the pioneer mother,
and streeoed the hardships of her
Journay. i .
"Oklahoma, through the efforts of
Mr, Marland, purposes to perpetuate
her Borrows, and stresses lier manner
and fashion of drees, the euabonnet.
Some of the motfcla go further and ac
esniuate the instrumant of toll, the
ax, or the weapon of her defense, tho
rifle, or the Byrnboi of her sorrow, the
"All these are vital and historically
correct, but they perpetuate tha
hardships she braved, the struggles
she endured, the battles she fought
and the sorrows she suffered. (
"But I want to recall her as I recall
my mother, Elvira Brown Matheny,
and my grandmothers, Luclnda Cox
Brown, and Christina Henckel Barker,
all ploncera of the true type, in the
sunsot of their lives, after the hard
ships and battles and sorrows of
pioneering were past and they sat in
the evening glow resting from labor
"To me the pioneer mother is not
an abstract ideal, she was my mother;
but Bhe in her breadth of vision can
not be perpetuated without at tha
same time including and perpetuating
the spirit of all pioneer mothers.
"Just as George Innes, America's
first groat landscape painter, pent
hla hours in rapture over a eunort
and was overcome in the afterglow,
so I want to think of the pioneer
mother in the sunset ot her life drink
ing In the beauty and peace of the
afterglow of her twilight days. Th.j
Indian and his arrows are but fireside
talos dear to her posterity; the flint
lock hangs rusted on the wall; tho
wild beast and bis terror have Ions
elnce given way to the protection or
civilization. All her daring and hard
ships have softened in the telling in
her later life, and her rugged endur
ance has mellowed with her fading
memory; biit to us there lives that
spirit of conquering peace which w
wish posterity to remember."
Seek Missing Man
Down at Knoxville, Tenn-, there is
some money and some land waiting
for George Homer Estes, 48, who was
last seen near Salt Lake City. A
nation wide search has been started
by Estes' brother, J. H. Estes, to find
the man who has been missing for
some time. : Anyone who knows any
thing of his where-abouts is asked to
notify J, H, Estes, of. Knoxvillo, ;
Mullin's Car Wrecked
Returning from La Grande early
Tuesday morning, Mr and Mrs, Vic
Mullin, Mr. and Mrs. Pay Kauffman,
of Walla Walla, and Mr. and Mrs.
Donahue of Portland, narrowly es
caped serious injury when their auto
mobile crashed into a car parked on
the highway at State Line, Mr, Mull
in's car was almost completely wreck
ed, . A Good Display
Wayne Pinkerton, employed in the
Rogers & Goodman hardware store
has in the show window an attractive
display of Western shotgun shells.
Formed of the shells are the words,
"Super X." the display is attract
ing etafeMtfftfcltf tttotuJit f
V Painter Robbed of $7.50 ;
An itinerant sign painter was in
Athena Tuesday doing several jobs
for Main street business houses. He
reported that while encamped on the
highway near Saxe Station Tuesday
night he was awakened by a couple of
men who requested a drink of water.
Getting up out of his camp bed, he
found a revolver thrust against his
side, with the demand to fork over
his money. He "forked" over all he
had $7.60. Then one of the men re
mained with him while the other went
a ways down tha road and held up
another camp. ; ; ;..'.,-
. Prune Picking Ends
i With prune picking in the Walla
Walla valley expected to close tomor
row tha prune harvest comes to a
close in both Oregon and Washing
ton. Yields have been light in gen
eral. A few will continue ; picking
the next week or ten days but the
general activity is waning. , So far
this year it little over 1,050 cars have
been shipped as compared with 1,187
cars for the same period last year.
Monday, Washington shipped 11 car
loads, Oregon 22, Idaho 3, California
1, N4V York 1, Bd L'tah L- , .
John Hoey In Accident .
John Hoey and his limousine pilled
up in the ditch on the Wild Horse
Mountain road, Friday when the
machine skidded off the highway.
John crawled out of the mixup in
much better condition that the car,
which had its upper works complete
ly demolished. John's right hand
was severely cut with broken glass,
but otherwise he la "Johnny on the
Walla Walla County Fair
The Walla Walla county fair is be
ing held this week at Walla Walla
and numbers of Athena people have
been ia attendance. It is said the
exhibition booths are well filled and
the race program ia satisfactory,
made up with keen competition in the
different events. This afternoon the
Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce
derby will be run.
Eagle Valley Tomatoes
Some of the finest tomatoes seen in
Athena this season were received this
week by A. J. Garner, from his ranch
in Eagle Valley, Baker county. The
tomatoes were large, smooth and firm
with tick CoUt and Vtf co-did flaVOr,
Bear Cubs Captured
Three bear cubs were captured on
the Umatilla river, above Bingham
Springs, one day last week. Tho
mother bear and cubs were discover
ed by a forest ranger, who charged
them with his horse. The cuba
treed and the ranger and a number
of Bingham Springs visitors secured
two cubs alive but the third was
killed. The two live cubs are now at
the ranger station, where it is re
ported the mother comes down from
the mountain each night and visits
Most of Road Done
Grading and final graveling of
three of the 5.6 miles on the Mc
Dougall Camp-Toll Gate road in the
national forest have been completed
and it is expected that the entire
project will be finished by Septem
ber 20. The grading crew will be
through this week.
De Molay Conclave
Tho 1931 convention of the Wash
ington State Order of DeMolay will
be held in Walla Walla with the main
meetings to be held at the Whitman;
College gymnasium.