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The press, athenaoregon, September 12; 1930
Cooperative Marketing Is
Head of Projects Outlined
At Conference.
Oregon State CoUegVr-plaija for,
putting the cooperative marketing
program carriea on Dy many ot the
subordinate agricultural . committees
of the state grange last year on a
statewide basis for 1931 occupied the
major attention of the Joint confer
ence of , prominent grangers and, ex
tension specialists held at Oregon
btate college last week.
Reference was made to the excellent
work in this field carried on during
the past year ' in cooperation with
county agents; in which Fred A. Goff,
chairman of the agricultural commit
tee of the state grange,' mentioned
that the cooperative r lamb -pools in
Douglas county returned the farmers
$1.70 more per" 100 pounds than they
otherwise would have been able to get.
Meeting of all subordinate agricul
tural committees of the state grange
will be held in the near" future to con
sider local marketing conditions and
possible improvements. These will be
followed by county and district con
ferences under the supervision of
three deputy organizers appointed by
C. C. Hulet, state -grange master.
They are S. H. Edwards of Corvallis,
northwestern Oregon; Arthur Brown
of Roseburg, southwestern Oregon,
and Charles Wicklander .of Board
man for eastern Oregon. !. ....
Other grangers taking part in the
conference included Bertha J. Beck;
Albany, secretary of the state grange;
Ray W. Gill, Portland; Dr. C. H.
Bailey, Roseburg; Edward Shearer,
Estacada, and Walter M. Pierce, La
Grande. Some matters other than co
operative marketing discussed during
the meeting were the state meat deal
ers law, crop and price reporting, ra
dio service and 4-H club work.-
F. L. Ballard, county agent leader
of the extension service, reported that
ioi oi me za subordinate agricul
tural committees of the state mnre
are carrying out some definite pro
gram oi agricultural improvement in
their communities this year, as com
pared to only 86 last year.
Oregon State and Will-"
amette Play Night Game
Oregon State Collece. Willamette
university and Oregon State will be
playing the first intercolleeiai nioht
football game of the season in the
northwest September 20 on Bell field
Night football which has been nlay
ed extensively in the coast and middle
west the past year or so has proved
very popular with the fans. Canacitv
crowds have turned out to see several
of the games. Much interest has beenJ
stirred up over the coming game with
Willamette with the result officials
here are looking forward to a mreat
Football prospects at Oregon State
are much brighter than at this time
last year and Coach Paul J. Schiss
ler expects to have a much better
team. Whether the Orangemen will
have a stronger team will be well
demonstrated when they clash with
the Willamette Bearcats, winners of
the northwest championship last sea
son. ., . .
Spec Keene, Willamette coach, lost
only a couple of his regulars from
last year's championship outfit so a
great battle is being looked forward
to here the night of September 20.
The game is scheduled to start at 8
o clock.
Eye "Crutches" Exhibited
Eye glasses that fit in the eyes as
false teeth' fit in the mouth have been
demonstrated before the New York
Optometric society. Each lens is about
the size of a penny and fits in direct
contect with the eye, being held in
place by capillary suction. They are
a German invention. .
Dirt and Dandruff can not remain in the same
scalp with Fitch D. R. Shampoo. Give yourself
a treat and. try one. Also retail size bottle.
- '" ; . . Phone 492 -
Come in and Try Our Special
75c per plate
Power Permit Tv Wait-
License Withheld Rv Fori.
eral Commission, Report
Salem. Rhea Luper, state engineer,
received a letter from the federal
power commission at Washington to
the effect that the license to the Call
fornia-Oregon Power company for
rights of way along the Klamath river
has not been granted as indicated in
recent press reports.
The federal power commission ex
plained that the license has been
drafted and is now awaiting further
disposition. Even though the license
was issued, it would not be effective
until such time as water power ap
propriations are granted by the state
Luper said.
The power company, in its applica
tions filed with both the state and the
federal, power commission, sought the
development of water power at seven
sites along the Klamath river be
tween what is known as the Grant
site and the California line. Luper, in
a statement issued a week ago, said
that no more important water appli
cations would be granted until after
the regular legislative session in Jan
uary. '
The statement was issued by Luper
in connection with demands for a spe
cial session of the legislature to con
sider the enactment of laws which
would withdraw from appropriation
all important water power sites in
The Oregon-California Power com
pany also has filed on the water of
the North Umpqua river and Clear
water lake in Douglas county, but no
action has been taken on these appli
Luper declared that he was not
surprised at the information received
from the federal power commission,
for the reason that it has not been
the practice of the government to is
sue licenses until after water appro
priations have been authorized by the
state. . " ". ' , '.
Love Scales Tradition ,
and Indiana Man Wins
New York. Miss Marjorie Mairs,
21-year-old daughter of bluest Knick
erbocker blood, was persuaded that
tradition outweighs love and outlasts
it. She announced her engagement to
the equally blue-blooded : son of a
Dutch diplomat who occupies a social
position a girl of her birth and breed
ing would be proud to grace.
Then she began thinking of a young
man from South Bend, Ind., who
worked in Wall street for $75 a week,
and the diplomatic circle became a
high stone wall over which youth and
love dared her to climb to freedom.
Marjorie scaled the wall and joined
Martin Henry, the Wall-street clerk,
for a midnight wedding in the best
"movie" manner. There was the
duce to pay when Marjorie brought
her stalwart Indianan home and told
the Knickerbocker Mairs about it, but
Mrs. Martin Henry, says she is happy
and there's no use of her parents
talking annulment or any such non
sense. She is in love to stay, and so
is Martin.
Eighteen Year Old Oper
ator Relates Rescue of
Ship Passengers.
Cylinder Bdring
; We have added the latest Model
to our mechanical equipment and we are prepared
to rebore automobile engine cylinders for the trade
on short notice. Come in and see the new Machine.
Gallaher's Garage
J, E. GaHaher "
;j! Athena Phone 471
We. carry the best
That Money Buys
Kippered Saiaon, all Kinds of Salt Fish. ' Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season.
Main Street Athena, Oregon,
Tommy Gardner May
Never Enter Ring Again
Tommy Gardener may 2 lines ....
Walla . Walla. Tommy ; Gardner,
local favorite and holder of the North
west bantamweight championship
belt, the Will Maylon belt, may never
enter the prize ring again, it was said
Sunday. Tommy is at his home suf
fering from infantile paralysis, and
while his chances for recovery were
reported to be good, it is thought that
the affliction would prevent continua
tion of his boxing career. . ,
The affliction has struck Gardner in
the shoulder and neck and while he
probably will recover, his boxing days
are very probably ended. Gardner
came home recently, suffering from
an ailment since diagnosed as infan
tile paralysis. Tommy has been fight
ing in final and semi-final matches on
boxing cards in Hollywood, Califor
nia, and meeting some of the top
notcher in the bantam weight.
Where Weston Got Its Name
Weston Leader: The Brownsville,
Oregon Times prints an interesting
article by Everett Earle Stanard de
scriptive of Heceta beach. An excerpt
reads. "The proprietor of the Heceta
beach n.ioit is F. E, Weston, a genial
and Interesting man.. In honor of his
family the town of Weston in Eastern
Oregon gets its name. Mr. Weston's
travels have been extensive and he
can give detailed and marvelous de
scription of adventure in the interior
of South America as easily as he can
tell of experiences as a sailor along
the Zanzibar coast or in the Arctic
Prick's Metal Weather Stripping is
Have Your Typewriter
Cleaned and Overhauled
During Vacation
Terms Reasonable
Telephone $72
Coad'g Typewriter Shop
109 W Main St Walla WalU
The Morning Oregonian relates the
following account of the 750 mile res
cue dash of the steamship Ventura to
rescue the passengers of the ill fa
ted Tahiti in the South Pacific.
Out of the ether came the call: "S.
S. Tahiti sinking in south Pacific."
An 18-year-old boy, radio operator on
duty in the radio room of the steam
ship Ventura, that was returning from
Sydney to San Francisco, heard it.
With a stub of lead pencil upon a
sheet of scrap paper, he put the mes
sage down. Then followed one of the
most dramatic deep-sea rescues of re
cent years. More than 270 lives were
saved; none was lost. The newspapers
devoted columns to the story. It hap
pened only last month.
The 18-year-old boy was a Portland
lad. His name is Merwin Jones, and
this week he is re-entering Washing
ton high school to complete his edu
cation, r ;
It was last March that Merwin, de
termined to see a bit of this old world,
pulled out of high school and went ad
venturing. , It was Saturday night
that he came home to his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Jones, 2069 i East
Taylor streets.
"Adventure?" echoed Merwin to a
question. "A bellyful of itl Believe
me, home looks mighty good again."
From a radio station at Suva, on
the far-away Fiji islands, Came the
alarm. Merwin Jones, head phones to
his ears, jerked to attention in the
radio room of the Ventura. He knew
the Tahiti was a passenger vessel. He
knew what it meant when the wire
less said: "No. 4 hold and engine room
filling." He knew, also, that his ves
sel was 750 miles away and the near
est available ship of any consequence,
Merwin's captain got that message
in a hurry. Followed then a .sudden
change of course, a lashing of fires
in the stoking room, a bigger head of
steam in the boilers. The Ventura
was off to the rescue! ;
At her utmost speed, 16 knots an
hour, she plowed her way through
the blue waters of the Pacific. Off
the usual steamer lanes in practical
ly no time at all, the gallant Ven
tura was dodging treacherous shoals,
hidden reefs, in her "across-country
dash to save almost 300 human lives.
And in her radio room sat Merwin,
reaching into the ether to gather ad
ditional bits of necessary yes, vital
information. From the strickenTa
hiti, where radio operators worked
with utmost calmness, came frequent
changes of position. It was hard for
her officers to determine their exact
location, it seemed. Hour by hour the
Ventura plunged on, shifting her
course with each succeeding message.
First word had been received the
morning of August 15. Finally the
Ventura got within radio range of the
Tahiti herself. "Those British boys
in the radio room were exchanging
wisecracks with us as we'd acknowl
edge their SOS calls," commented
Merwin. It was at 10 o'clock on the
morning of August 17, two days later
that the Ventura finally arrived
alongside the helpless Tahiti.
"We got 'em all aboard safely, said
Merwin, "except that the Tahiti's
fourth officer fell in the water from a
lifeboat, and got wet. He was steer
iwr the lifeboat with an oar, and the
oar broke, throwing him into the
ocean. The only fatality was the
death of somebody's pet canary. We
got off all the first-class mail, too, and
about $25,000 in gold bullion. Every
thing else went down when the Ta
hiti, about 4 o'clock in the aiternoon
of the 17th, suddenly stood on end
and took the long dive."
Merwin is full of praise for the' Ta
hiti's crew. "They were wonderful,"
he said. "Her radio operators main
tained utmost coolness. 'It's just like
a movie' they radioed to us, as we
hove in sight. And believe me, we
were welcome. Even the stewards
had been doing yoeman service at
the pumps, fighting to keep the water
down inside her. Once they had the
engine room practically dry, but the
sea beat 'em again.
"No one knows yet Just what caus
ed the disaster, but it is believed that
the propeller shaft broke, twisted at
one end, and that twisted end, re
volving at a rapid rate of speed, tore
a hole near her stern before they
could stop the engines."
Trying Out Wheat
In order to try out the idea common
among many fanners that an increase
in yield may be obtained by bringing
wheat from the higher to the lower
altitudes, Harry Turner of Heppner
has purchased a truck load of Hy
brid 128 wheat from H. H. Huron, a
certified wheat grower of Imbler, and
will sow this wheat along side of
local grown certified Hybrid wheat. A
check on yields will be made at har
vest time next year by County Agent
C. W. Smith of Morrow county.
Fire Truck Damaged
the town of Selah was destroyed one
drained the fire truck of all its gaso-
t . . 1 1 . 1-1 At-- 1 L
line, lurnea me swiicn u re m vuv
tery run down, and used some tool to
lamma tlu Marl mn that thpv WntlM
tlU.W b
not operate, officials of the depart-
. . . i
ineni reveaieu, t . W 45
Longer Range with SupeivX
The famous Super-X shells increase the effective range '
of your shotgun 15 to ao yards. Try them. Prove it
yourself. See how they crumple up ducks and geese
way out of range of ordinary loads. Deadly patterns
at remarkable distances. .... Another famous West'
em shell is the new Xpert. Ideal for quail and all'
round shooting. High velocity. Gets the game. Buy
,your ammunition here for shotgun, rifle and revolver.
Headquarters for sportsmen. Always giad to see you.
Is the Best For All Shooting Purposes
Big Game and Small Game-Accurately Loaded M
-Gives Thorough Satisfaction
Rogers H Goodman
(A Mercantile Trust)
Youth Draws Away As
Two Reap Long Years
and They Die Together
New York. For 51 years Anton
and Anastasia Hahn lived hand in
hand. They died the same way.
Anton and Anastasia met and loved
in their youth. They married and had
six children. The children loved their
parents but they, too, grew up and
left the home nest to found homes of
their own.
Anton and Anastasia were welcome
in the homes of the flown nestlings.
They went from one to the other, but
somehow it was not the same. Stran
gers were there. The nestlings had
other interests, other loyalties. They
could no longer "do" except in loving
kindness, for the children. Time is
that way cruel.
Anton and Anastasia went to live
with a daughter, Mrs. Rose Harmon,
in the Bronx, crowded off-shoot of
the great city of New York. Rose was
kind to them. She loved them sin
cerely. So did the other five nest
lings. But the doctor told Anton that
Anastasia's heart, which had been
large enough to encompass their
world, had slowed its beat. The ver
dict of the doctor laid an icy hand on
Anton's heart. Suppose Anastasia
should go and leave him with the
nestlings and the strangers?
Time is merciless. Anton was 78.
Anastasia was 74. Daughter Rose
thought she would like to go to the
beach for a day's outing. She invited
Anton and Anastasia to come along.
There isn't much fun for a 74-year-old
mother with a bad heart and a 78-year-old
father with a fearful sense
of approaching loss, at a beach. Anton
and Anastasia said they would rather
remain at home together.
When Rose, the nestling, had gone
for her holiday, Anton and Anastasia
took stock of themselves. What was
leftT They had lived, loved, created.
They were tired a little in the way,
cerhans thou eh none 01 the nestlings
would admit it. Eternity was before
them together. They had earned
that. Eternity, without the petty bur
dens of a material earth that makes
old people feel in the way.
Anton stuffed the crevices in the
nestling Rose's home and turned on
the gas. He pinned a $1 bill to a
farewell not to "pay for the gas,"
then Anton took Anastasia's band
and they set forth into eternity together.
Is Against Grange Bill
W. S. U'Ren. tmblic ownership ad
vocate, states in the voters pamphlet
that he is against the lirange Bin De
cause there is no limit to the taxing
mvim o-rantpA the districts, because
they need not be contiguous, and be
cause there is no limit piacea on me
public debt that may be created by
such districts..
15,000 Attended Walla
Walla County Fair Dur
ing Three Days Showing
The Walla Walla county fair clos
ed Saturday night with a total at
tendance of the three days exhibition
placed at about 15,000.
. Between 4500 and 5000 people at
tended the night show, baby night,
the final events of the fair, show and
fire works display last and then, prior
to the closing of the gates at mid
night, took one last look at the ex
hibits representing the best Walla
Walla valley could produce in live
stock, poultry and farm produce, be
fore returning home.
Eight thousand people visited the
fair during the' afternoon and eve
ning, a late report from the fair com
mittee indicated, making the total for
the three days of the fair just a shade
under 15,000 people.
Just before the night show started,
Baby King Bobby Keyes, and Queen
Dorthy Marcy, were crowned on the
raised platform in front of the grand
stand by Arthur E. Cox, master of
In addition to taking four other
first places, Elmer Smiley, a farm boy
living near Freewater, exhibited the
sweepstakes dairy calf in the 4-H
club division at the Walla Walla
County Fair Thursday. Following is
Real Estate
Wheat Alfalfa and
Stock Land
L. L. Montague, Arlington
Pleads Guilty to Sale
and Possession
B. B. Richards, when in
terviewed by the Press
man, pleaded guilty to the
sale of the best insurance
obtainable for the money
and possession of more
policies in reserve ready
at a moments notice for
your use and purpose. A
policy for every hazzard.
Elmer's winnings: Dairy cattle, first
prize f7.00, heifer, one year old and
under two, first prize $7.00, junior
heifer calf j Special prize offered by
Walla Walla Dairymen's Association
in classes one, two and three, com
posed of Holstein, Jersey and Guern
sey dairy cattle, first and second
prize, $10.00 and $5.00; Sweepstakes,
best calf exhibited, all breeds com
peting, both purebred and grades,
first prize, ribbon; Best exhibition of
showmanship, all members eligible,
leather show halter.
Slight Gain In Lumber
Crow's Pacific Coast Lumber Di
gest says there has been a slight im
provement in the general lumW mar.
ket during the paBt week, but suffici
ent time has not elapsed to permit of
determining whether this is just a
flash or the beeinnine of a real un.
ward turn.
We Can
Cast Your
The installation of am
' Electricaster Stereotyp
ing Machine makes It
possible for us to
modate our merchant
advertisers and others
in the matter of making
printing plates from
matrices. It means a val
uable addition to our
equipment In the matter
of serving our patrons.