A BIG JOB, BUT ITS HEAD EASY It would bt m big Job to tell one ffundred people any thing that would interest them in your goods, 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, as Second-Class Malt. Matter '.VOLUME 43. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, , SEPTEMBER 26, 1930 NUMBER 39 RUSSIA RULING IS THE GRAIN ROOST Hyde Finds $,000,000 Bush s els Sold Short In the Chicago Pits. Washington. A. charge thafc the Russian government has been selling wheat short upon the Chicago market, contributing to- the fall in price and to the injury- of American farmers, k, made- by -Secretary? Hyde. -f In a telegram to John A. Bunnell, president ' of the Chicago Board of Trader ' the agriculture ' department chief said an inquiry had established the short selling "beyond all question of doubt.". Be asked What provision the exchange has made or can make , ''for the protection "of our American farmers from such., activities." . f 5 "There can be no question," the telegram continued, "that this selling ' has" contributed - to the fall in the price of wheat and to the injury of American farmers now engaged in their 'intensive marketing season. Obviously it would be impossible for Soviet Russia to deliver grain in Chi cago over , our tariff, of 42 cents a bushel." , . . i ; Hyde said the telegram was based upon the admission of the all-Rus- ; that it had sold 5,000,000 bushels of wheat short upon the Chicago market This syndicate, he continued, js a sub , sidiary of the Amtorg Trading cor poration, the Russian commercial '? organization of this country. V The investigation, which was in spired by , newspaper particles and rumors, was made by Dr. J. W. T. Dubelk administrator of the . grain futures act. ... . Hope was expressed by Hyde, the grain exchange would make regula tions "guaranteeing a fair price lor the American crop." j I Hyde made it plain the', board of trade must give satisfactory assur ance of absolute prevention against further Russian invasions of'1the wheat market, or the feder&rgovern mentlHII take" drastic steps. , ... . iThe secretary in A statement flung back a challenge to the statement of E, Y. Belitsky, president of the Soviet concern, that the estimates of sales of 6,000,000 bushels were "a little exag gerated." He declared department in vestigators' already have discovered sales totaling 7,500,000 bushels on only four days and through only three brokers. The investigators art prob ing for further, sales, Hyde said. ;Y ; . ''Mr. Balitsky also says that the sales of Soviet Russia 'could not ap preciably affect the trend of prices because the turnover on the Chicago Board of Trade is from 50 to 6Q mih lion bushels a day.' . . ' , V "The answer is found in the course of prices during the four days covered by the sales so far identified. Those four days are September 8, 9, 10 and 11. On September 8 May wheat open ed on Chicago at 99 cents, or 1V4 cents, above the previous close. The price dropped during the day and closed at p6 -cents or, on -the bot tom and' down 2 cents. During the four days the market on May wheat dropped from the opening ' of 99 cents to the close on September 11 at 94, i decline of 5 cents, Compar able declines were registered in all other wheat futures. r , , . ."The sales by Soviet Russia were probably not responsible, for all of this drop. I do say that such sales, added to the other bear market fac tors, contributed greatly to a bear psychology which depressed the mar ket which was trying to rise. "This whole matter presents several unusual aspects. Here is- a foreign government selling wheat short in a market which it can never, under any possiblity, make delivery. Freight and tariff absolutely forbid delivery. "This its representatives say, is a legitimate hedging operation but does not seem to know by 50 per cent, how many bushels it is hedging. 1 " ' "Not the least striking feature of these unique perationa is the fact that, so far from having wheat to sell and thus to hedge, the Russian gov ernment is rationing its people and doling out food on food cards. No white bread is available to Russians except children under 10 ,. years of age." - . j Herman Lieuallen, Wes ton Boy, Drowns While Swimming at Bingham Gloom cast a pall over a party of Weston Epworth -League members who had gone to Bingham Springs, Friday evening for a swim in the pool,' when Herman Lieuallen, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J, P. Lieuallen, lost his life by drowning. It is understood that the boy could swim but little and perhaps had gone beyond his depth. The merriment of the party1 was hushed when his absence was noted by a girl who saw the body lying in the pool by the rays from dimly lighted lamps. The body was lifted at once from the pool after -Miss. Marjorie Brown dove to the bottom of the pool and located it. Three hours were spent by those present - in efforts to re suscitate the boy but he was doubt less beyond aid when taken from the water. ' : .., ' - His death, shocked the countryside and came as a two-fold blow to his parents who lost another son about five years ago from drowning in the Winn pool on Dry Creek, The funeral which was one of the largest held at Weston for some time, took place Monday afternoon, f After Twenty-Four Years After holding offices" in the Slan gier building in Pendleton for 24 years, the law firm of Peterson & Lewis hat moved to new office rooms in the Inland Empire Bank Building, corner Main and Court streets. Peter son & Lewis are leading attorneys of the state' and enjoy a lucrative law practice. ' . ; -v. -'' The Project Fair Farmers residing on the Hermis ton project are preparing their ex hibits for the Project Fairj which will be held in the near future. Her miston asparagus growers will make large tMii&It.' - Teacher Returns From Orient Mr. Don Tilley, new member of the high school faculty arrived in Athe na Sunday.. Mr. Tilley returned Sat urday from a two months cruise of the Orient on the steamer President Lincoln. He was director of a five piece orchestra which furnished music during the cruise. Mr. Tilley who is an accomplished musician and di rector is organizing an orchestra at the high school and reports much in terest being shown among the stu dents about thirty having turned out for instruction. . c PHIL METSCHAII'S EARLY-DAY STRUGGLES v ARE RECALLED BY SILVERTO.'I PARADE Long-time friend from Eastern Oregon used novel method in urging neighbors to support Republican Candidate - .; . for Governor in autumn election. 'J Horse Show List Grows With Many Fine Entries: One of the outstanding features of the 12th annual horse show of the Pacific International Livestock expo sition, which will be held from Octo-' ber 25 until NoveUiber 2 this year,, will be the group of entries in the-three-gaited i saddle horse classes.' Three-gaited horses, - often called : walk-trot horses, are amoncr the most beautiful varieties of the equine world. ' , .. , The entry lists of the Pacific Inter national horse, show are already fill ed with an impressive number of names- of " the foremost walk-trot horses of the country. Peavine's Dream, outstanding horse of its class on the Pacific coast and owned by Ben R. Meyer of Beverley Hills, Cal., will be in competition during the Pa cific International show. This horse is now, at Salem being exhibited at the state fair horse show. Monday night at Salem, Peavine's Dream was judged best in a gorgeous class of model three-gaited horses shown hr hand, thereby adding an other blue ribbon to its long string of winnings. Many other classes of horses will be exhibited, from the tiniest Shetland ponies to the always-popular big draft horses. The six-in-hand driv ing competition, which is one of the favorite features of the Pacific In ternational show, will be one of the big events of each of the night per formances. A $2000 stake has been offered by the directors of the Pacific International for the driving com petition. . , ' " :' ' I. hi i " ... Successful Deer Hunters A nnrf.v of seven Athena hunters met with well deserved success on a recent deer hunting trip into the John .,Day country,, southwest of Ukiah. The party included Velton Read, Clarence Tubbs, Melvin Cop- pock, Granville Cannon, frame wu liams, Frank McCorkell and Fred Reckner. The bovs returned to Athe na with five bucks and report having a fine trip.. Deer lell Deiore tne rifles of Tubbs, Read, Coppock, Can non and Beckner. Alex Lindsay of Silverton Is a warm and aggressive friend of Phil Metschan. republican candidate for governor. The friendship was established more than 28 years ago when the two men were caught with "white elephants" on their hands in Heppner. At Silverton recently Mr. Lindsay gave expression to his admiration for Mr. Metschan by putting on a novel parade In behalf of the republican can didate. Through means of a water wagon, a four-horse team of hand some bays and a number of banners he urged Silverton people to support his friend. ; . . Back of the parade is the story of the two men, who, as ying fellows, carried on in the face of certain defeat and won their way through to success. In 1902 Mr. Metschan purchased the Palace hotel in Heppner for $30,000, only to learn that he had paid several thousand dollars too much for the Z0 room brick building which the town had built In a spirit of civic pride In 1890. He had bought the hotel wholly on credit, for he bad no money not enough, in fact, to put change in the till Friends laughed and predicted his failure. He said to Mrs. Metschan: "We are stuck, and It Is going to be a long, hard pull. It is so bad that I'll not aek you to remain, but If you wish to stay, I'll stay. There will be years of iar(i work ahead, but between us wa can pay out" t.", '-' : "Well stay," said Mrs. Metschao. quietly. And so they remained. One morning Mr. Metschan entered tho public wash room. A Scotsman wae drying his hands on a towel. -: "Howdy," said the Scotsman. "I hear you bought Heppner's 'white elephant' Mr. Metschan nodded and grinned "I hear you got a 'white elephant,' too, in that ranch you bought out of town." The Scotsman smiled. "I did." "I'm going to stick by mine," said Mr. Metechan. "What are you going to do with yours?" , "Stick by it" "You are Alex Lindsay, aren't you?" "Yes," said the Scotsman, and the two men shook hands. Mr. and Mrs. Metschan worked like slaves to make their hotel pay. And Alex Lindsay worked like a slave on his ranch. In 1906 Mr. and Mrs. Met schan sold tbe hotel. They had pulled it out The "white elephant" had be come a valuable and highly successful property. Alex Lindsay paid out, too, and in time, left Heppner and located in Silverton. It was recollections of the bitter struggles through which he and Mr. Metschan passed that prompted him to put on tbe parade at his own ex pense. "I am out to help Phil Metschan be cause I have known him for 28 years, and I know he is the best man for the job," said Mr. Lindsay, by way of ex plana tJo-i to Silverton friends. Loans Ready For Co-operative Group to Build Warehouses for Storage Spokane. State Senator J. F. Wil mer, director in the Farmers' Na tional Corporation of Chicago, said over long distance telephone that the way has been paved for the long promised facility loans providing cash to local wheat cooperatives for ware house purposes. . The farmer's group is chief ope rating unit of the federal farm board. Wilmer is president of North Pacific Grain Growers, Pacific northwest re gional cooperative in the . national setup. He lives at Rosalia. , . ' "Several local units want money to build warehouses in the Inland Em pire, and I think they'll get it now without any 'trouble," he said. ' ( No decision, he stated, was reached at the Chicago directors meeting on increasing the amount of money to be loaned on 1930 wheat. The North Pacific is now loaning farmers 75 per cent of the current market. Register By October 4th The last day on which persons of voting age may register so that they can .vote in the coming November elections is October 4, according to an announcement made by the county clerk's office. Under present statute it is impossible for those persons who have failed to register to be sworn in on election day. ' ' Annual State Fair The 69th annual Oregon state fair swung into action with all depart ments crowded with quality exhibits, particularly in the 4-H club section with nearly 60 demonstrations and 22 livestock judging teams listed for competition, triple and nearly double the entries for the same events last year. 1 ":- : " "; ' ;-; : ' ; Inch-Thick Ice Forms : Ice an inch thick formed on forest lookout houses located on high peaks Tuesday . night Bend's minimum temperature was 27 degrees, lowest in four months. A light frost fell in the vicinity of Roseburg. Unbarvested ictotalotipeX suffered tSighi dataVge. Reception to Teachers ' ' The opportunity to meet and wel come the faculty of the Athena schools will be given to patrons of the district, at a reception ' at the auditorium this evening. The Etude club is sponsoring the affair which promises to be most enjoyable. An interesting and attractive program will be a feature of the evening fol lowed by a social hour when re freshments will be served. A cordial invitation is extended to every one to attend. Operations Under Way At Plant of Washington Idaho Seed Company Operation of the pea grading plant of the Washington-Idaho Seed com pany was started Monday morning. F. H. Blair of Weston is in charge and forty women and four men are employed. The peas, as they come from the field are put through a cleaning machine where all surplus pods and other refuse are dispensed with. They are then conveyed to the grading room where they are hand picked by women. . ' The peas are spread on revolving belts which are controlled by a lever operated by each worker. As the belt passes slowly before the operator the peas are sorted as to color and size. They then fall , into large -hoppers which in time are emptied on the con veyers and thence to be sacked. The output at present is about two hundred and fifty bushels daily, but this will be increased as the operators become more proficient in their work. . Operation of the plant will continue until the first of the year. , Thompson, New Commissioner -S. R. ; Thompson of Pendleton, prominent wheat grower and business man, was appointed by Governor Nor blad a member of ' the state game commission to succeed L. A. Wright of Union. Mr. Thompson will serve under his commission for three years. Mr. Thompson is president of the Pendleton Country club 'and is a mem ber of various other civic organiza tions. . Weevil Inquiry Urged Petitions signed by more than 100 farmers, together with a large num ber of letters and telegrams, were re ceived at Salem urging Governor Norblad to appoint a special inspect or to investigate the alfalfa weevil situation in Jackson county and de termine whether the disease actual ly exists. Governor Norblad said he would call a special meeting of the state board of horticulture next week, when the situation will be discussed. Pendleton Con pie Sentenced Fines of $500 and sentences of six months in the county jail were given to Paul Perard and his wife by Judge Fee in circuit court. Recently indict ed by the county grand jury on three different liquor charges, Mr. and Mrs. Perard .entered pleas of guilty, re spectively, to possession and sale of intoxicating liquor. Pendleton Bucks Defeated i Tbe Pendleton Buckaroos were de feated by Lincoln high school in Port land before 6000 spectators in a night game of football Saturday, by tbe fccoW of 20. to 0, , , , Shot His First Deer Charles (Bud) Peterson, son of At torney Will M. Peterson, saw and shot his first deer in the mountains near Bingham Springs last week. The deer was killed in a rough part of the mountains and to take it out to the trail took some awfully hard work. Bud is a student at Gonzaga college, Spokane. He will major in law. His brother Raley Peterson, is taking the law course at University of Oregon. Mac-Hi Wins Season's Opening Football Game , From Athena on Fumble Athena met defeat at the hands of Eddie Buck's Mac Hi footballists in an evenly matched, contest here Sat urday afternoon.. ,- . The teams were about the same weight average, with ' McLoughlin having the edge in backfield pound age while the local .. line was the heavier.- ' ' v J ' - - Most of the scrimmage took place at mid-field and only once, in the sec ond quarter, did Mac1 Hi. menace the home goal, and that being when Athe na fumbled the ball, which resulted in a Milton player picking Itwf and dashing Tor the ten yard Ub 'before" being stopped. Three; line plunges and the bar went over' The try for point was fconvprd;.':score t end of half period, Milton -7; Athena 0. Athena' received and was held for downs. Hansell punted and the safety was downed without being able to run a step. From then on the ball changed possession with neither team able to gain any considerable dis tance. : The heavy but inexperienced line men of. Athena have learned much about football from the Mac Hi game, and they expect to make a name for themselves this afternoon against the Hermiston eleven. Coach Miller is pleased, with the way which the business houses sup ported his team and thanks them kindly for their cooperation. Terge son of .Helix refereed the game. The lineup: Ends, Miller and Huffman; tackles, Singer and Towne; guards, Hansell and Pickett; center, Wilson; halves Jenkins and Crowley; quarter, Moore; fullback, McCullough. Substitutions, Shigley for Miller, Banister for Towne and Kirk for Huffman. Went With Pack Outfit Fay LeGrow, Everett Rothrock, Rich Thompson, Sam Pambrun, Herb Thompson and Barney Foster left Athena Wednesday morning for the South fork of the Umatilla river on a deer hunting trip. They went by pack outfit and are prepared to hunt well off the beaten trail or tne auto mobile. -.- CanninK Salmon The Hermiston Co-Operative can nery in addition to canning fruits and vegetables has been canning salmon, consigned to it by independ ent fishermen operating on the Co- Tollgate Road Will Be Completed October First By October 1, the final work on. the McDougall Camp to Tollgate high way, 5.4 miles, will be completed, it was announced by C. R. Vaughan of the Interstate Construction company of Portland. This will be six weeks ahead . .of the schedule, as Jthe com pany was given until November Iff to finish the job, says the Walla Wal la Union. Rhodes & Dilhon of Medford had the contract for the grading which started last irear and completed early this summer. The new road will be one of the best Btretcnes oi otjivpI road in this section, although the 10-mil.e stretch between the new road and the gravel highway out of Weston is m poor condition. fJravelinir of the short section juBt outside of Weston leading to the Wes ton mountain road is now being done. If Umatilla county should eventually AtwiAa to finish their nart of this road there will be an excellent road to Tollgate. W. C. T. U. Elect Officers Mrs. Barney Foster was hostess to t.h W. C. T. U. at her attractive farm home, Tuesday afternoon. The following officers were elected lor tne coming year: president, Mrs. Louis Keen: vice-president, Mrs. Clarenco Tubbs, secretary, Mrs. Stella Keen; treasurer, Mrs. Jesse ooroon, mrs. r.h.. Rett and Mrs. Stella Keen were appointed delegates to the coun ty convention to be Held m renaieiou, October 3 with Mrs. v. A. rmKercon and Mrs. Tubbs as alternates. Mrs. Tubbs presented an interesting pro gram followed by two piano solos by a ,.ion Fnetnr Mrs. Foster assisted by Mrs. Kohler Betts served dainty refreshments. Mrs. v. A. rinxenon W nsvf VinufpfiK. October 28, Will W WW . r The county convention of the W. C. T. U. will be held at the rresDytenan church in Pendleton, October 3, be ffinnin at 9:30 a. m. All those who can are urged to attend. A pot luck luncheon will be served at noon. Henry Schroeder Stricken TTonw RrhrneAe.r. the well known carpenter who has been employed in Athena for a number of years, suffer ed a serious paralytic stroke Monday . .. . 1 -1. 1 CI 1 Jam forenoon wniie at worn at me oiwmvu Taylor farm home southeast of town, f v. i.ff aMa wit affected bv the A ilC K V - stroke and Mr. Schroeder was unable to speak. He was removed to nis home at Weston, and but slight im- porvement has been noteo in ms evn dition, ' Myrick Gets Scholarship nu f. AtViona tiiffh achool iUiuuu jjrv, .- "-o - graduate and prominent scholastic athlete, wno matriculant man college, has been awarded a fVtA firat ftemes- BCUUiBl amis vv ter. He is turning out for practice on Nig JJoriesnes jhibiui auad and gives promise of making the team. Snow Falls At TollgaU Winter moved a little closer to this district when heavy snow fell In Tollgate and Table rock sections on top of the Blue mountains Wednes day. Temperature there was below freering. The snow at Tollgate Is twTd V&W laf thW! Uftal. Russian Wheat Under sells American Product 10c; Soviet Controls Price Chicago. Russia' j held the whip hand on grain prices Monday, offering large quantities of wheat abroad 10c a bushel lower than similar wheat from North America. But regardless of how much or little the Russian government' actually was selling in speculation markets here or else where, the outstanding fact was that Russia was making a price standard low enough to Bhut out competitors in Europe. . Meanwhile, Northern American wheat export business was virtually at a standstill, and the United States wheat Tvisible supply mounted to a total never before equalled. Lowest prices of the day in the Chicago wheat pit came just before the close and followed a notice that the United States wheat visible sup ply total had increased 3,947,000 bushels, last week and had reached the huge aggregate of 202,620,000 bushels compared with 188,343,000 bushels a year ago. Much interest was aroused 'among wheat traders by British advices that Russia undoubtedly intended to ship out big quantities of wheat this year without any apparent regard to the welfare of her population. In this connection it was said the Russian government's - paramount need was money, and that the most realizable asset was products of agri culture. This report seemingly was botr.3 out by Rotterdam cables telling of persistent heavy selling pressure in Russia at prices against which no other wheat could meanwhile be con sidered. ; The charge of Secretary Hyde that short selling of wheat in the Chicago pit by the Russian government con tributed at least in part to the re cent decline in prices was reiterated by Chairman Legge of the Federal Farm board. At the same time, he advised farm ers to purchase wheat now at a low price and yse it as livestock feed. "Then there would be an end to all this excitement," Legge asserted. "There would be no wheat for sale." The department of agriculture join ed in advising the purchase of food stuffs at this time. Change In Blue Mountain Boy Scout Executives Nothing definite as to who might take the place of Douglas Hawley, as Blue Mountain Scout executive has been decided upon, it was stated fol lowing a meeting at Walla Walla, of the executive board of the Blue Moun tain council with John H. Piper, re gional scout executive. .The council met with Mr. Piper for another meet ing Tuesday afternoon. ,uhile no decision has been reach ed in regard to Mr. Hawley's succes sor, the board is considering Oscar Hoover, formerly of Walla Walla, and now scout executive at Klamath Falls, Oregon. Mr. Hoover was sug gested by Mr. Piper. " The board expects to take definite action within the next two or three weeks. Following last night's ' meet ing Mr. Piper left for Spokane. Methodist Society Meets . Sixteen members were present at the season's first meeting of the Methodist Society at the home of Mrs. Clarence Hand Wednesday afternoon. A business session, a feature of which was the election of officers resulted in the following being elected to serve for the ensuing year: president Mrs. Will Read; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Clarence Hand; reporter, Mrs. R. A. Duffield. The usual study course will be taken up with a special leader for each meeting. A social hour followed the business meeting with Mrs. Harden and Mrs. Frank Coppock serving at the tea hour. The next meeting will occur at the home of Mrs. Frank Williams with Mrs. Arthur Coppock and Mrs. Clarence Hand assisting. New Trial Allowed George Schneider, 57-year-old Wal la Walla brewery foreman convicted of first degree murder for the slay inir nf hia vonnor wife with a meat ax, won a new trial when the state supreme court reversed the Walla Walla county court on the grounds reversible error was committed in not allowing a nonexpert witness to tes tify upon the question ox tne aeicna ant's mental condition. AMPLE CREDIT FOR HANDLING OF CROP Orderly Disposal Expected To Be Possible Through Federal Banks. , Washington. D. C. The frnl reserve board announced that the 12 federal banks of the country were ready and able to extend ample credit facilities for financing the marketing of the agricultural crops in an orderly ' manner.. : .? . ; The statement was made after a preliminary conference of the fed eral reserve banks, at which . they ' reviewed the agricultural, general economic and credit , situations : throughout the country. ' The board said it was "assured and satisfied that in each of the 12 fed- eral reserve districts ample credit facilities are available for financing , the marketing of crops and that such -facilities are being provided by the banks and other agencies concerned in the orderly marketing of agricul tural commodities." The statement said it was the view . of the conference that the extension ' of credit to support the orderly mar- , keting of crops, at all times an im portant function of the . federal re serve banks, was of special import ance now. i The board said that to accomplish that end the federal reserve banks would continue their efforts to ac quaint their communities with the fa- cilities of the system and the disposi tion of the management of the banks . to help meet the problems connected with the marketing of the crops. Hermiston Meets Athena Hi School This Afternoon Hermiston comes to Athena this af ternoon to play Athena high school on the local gridiron, the game be ginning at three o'clock. Coach Miller announces j.shlft in his backfield. Hansell will be removed from the line to strengthen and speed up the rear division of the Athena lineup. Emery Rogers, who has been absent until this week will also be in suit. Business houses will close during the game and a large attend ance is expected. Following is the schedule of games as compiled to date: September 26, Hermiston at Athe na; October 3, open; October 17, Wes ton at Athena; October 24, Athena at Kenniwick; October 31, Pilot Rock at Athena; November 7, Athena at Wes ton; November 14, Athena at Touchet; Thanksgiving Day, open. i f v f Deer Hunting Is Rapped By Lumber Company ; The Westwood Lumber company, with headquarters in Tillamook coun ty, has sent a letter to Governor Nor blad urging that the deer season be closed because of the hazardous fire conditions existing in the coast coun ties, r . It was alleged in the letter that hunters had set two fires in the hold ings of the lumber company, with the result that considerable merchantable timber had been destroyed. Governor Norblad, in a statement issued recently, made it plain that he would not close the deer season after October 1. Julian Plcard Dies Julian Picard, for many years a Umatilla county rancher died Wed nesday of last week at the Multnomah Hospital. He had, lived In Portland for the past 18 months. Mr. Picard was born July 24, 1867, in St. Paul, Ore. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Belle Picard, Portland; one son, Clem Picard, Pendleton; one daughter Mrs. Gertrude Ensby, Garibaldi, Ore., a brother, John Picard, St. Paul, Ore.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Rainville, Pendleton; Margaret Jett, St. Helens, and Mrs. Virginia Bervin, Portland. Fractured His Arm Frank Garrett, foreman on the Henry Koepke farm, south of Athena had the misfortune to break his right arm just above the wrist while crank ing a tractor, Tuesday. He came to town and Dr. McKinney reduced the fracture. Mr. Garrett is carrying his arm in splints and will be incapaci tated for work for several weeks. Lloyd Michener, Wayne Pinkerton and D. A. Pinkerton who were on a hunting trip near Ukiah encountered car trouble and sent for assistance. Laurence Pinkerton went to their res cue and the party returned to Athena weancsaj , Adams Ladies Community Club 'The Adams Ladies Community club held their first meeting for the year at their club rooms last Thursday af ternoon. The nominating committee was elected to select officers for the coming year. Mrs. Maude DuPuis, Mrs. Ann Christian and Mrs. Laura Lieuallen form the committee. Many interesting plans for the year's work were discussed. Weston Potato Show The executive committee having di rection of the annual potato show at Weston November 7 and 8 met Mon day evening, with Chairman Blom gren presiding. The premium list, says the Leader, was revised and adopted and the class for standard seed potatoes dropped. It was de cided to have a program of entertain ment on the evening of Saturday, Nofe-mUdf 8.