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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, OCTOBER 24, 1930
i Grange Takes a Stand
A A T .1 T
Against rroposea itaise
In County Officer Salaries
The cypciiHvo mmmittee tit Pamom
OrnTice nf TTmatilla rnnntv tin fasiied
the following statement to the press
of the rnuntv. nrcinff that the in-
George Buzan Is Run Over creaea salary meafur toJ V(fd
4, be rejected.
To the voters of Umatilla county:
The executive committee of Uma
tilla flnnntv Pomann flranire nresents
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f rT " onnailarat-inii ln fnllnurina
iiwinrp nn's.Mn. iiirmKr i i 11 1 1 1. v mb MMnnaiMM t n a vmamcmiwa in.
wwew - licasuuo XVI uvailig VHO mcaouic
iobsat fit TTmatilla nnnf w .and lflfplv I . TTmaf lta
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a resiuciib vi ruieav uiutc, n-ns u- county OluClalS
that city .Sunday night and killed."
Mr. Buzan. an engineer at the
i By Automobile On Road
At Forest Grove.
This bill was referred by the grange
because: First, they, have taken fie
. v.., - o . 1 BLailu many tames Midi eaiaiica diiuuiu
Masonic Home in Forest Grove, was not be increased or decreased during
struck by a passing automomie wmie the term of office.
xi . j 2 m j. -r I
crossing' ine sireei in irunb ui ma
Masonic Home for the aged, at which
he lived. Mrs. Laura Froome of this
city, sister of Mr. Buzan, received an
nouncement of his death by wire.
Mr. Buzan left Umatilla county
years agot and has been at the
Masonic Home since 1926. Prior to
his election to the office of county as
sessor. Mr. Buzan was foreman of a
foundry in Pendleton. When he first
came, to Umatilla county he took up
land three miles west of Adams, but
did not follow farming for any great
length of time.
He was a member of the Pendle
ton Masonic Lodge No. 26. He is
survived by his widow; one son Clin
ton, two daughters, Laurel and Myrr
tie, of Portland.
College Place Man Hurt -Melbert
Adams," College Place, was
taken to the Walla Walla Valley Gen
eral hospital Sunday afternoon with
his left arm and left leg broken as
the result of an accident on the high
way near Freewater. Mr. Adams wa3
riding a motorcycle on the highway
and collided' with an automobile driv
en by Mrs. Kenneth Parson, Milton
as the auto was coming onto the high
way. . ' '
Oregon Sliced the Huskies
! For a Win; Score 7 to 0
The few Athena football fana. who
witnessed the Oregon-Washington
football classic on Multnomah field
Saturday afternoon were well repaid
for their long journey to the metro
polis. Oregon won, 7 to 0.
Plucking a 25 yard forward pass
but of the heavens while heading full
speed for the Washington goal line,
Johnny Kitzmiller, big blonde half
back of the University of Oregon,
gave his Webfoot grid eleven 7 to 0
victory over the Huskies.
j Tired of throwing passes to ends
and backfield men who were having
trouble hanging onto the ball . the
"flying dutchman" ordered , Johnny
Londahl to shoot one to him. ( -,
The ball was on Washington's 47
yard line two minutes after the start
of the third period. Londahl dropped
back and let go a bulletlike pass in
the direction of Kitzmiller who was
like wild for the Husky goal
line. The Washington safety let the.
brilliant Oregon half get past him
and Kitzmiller looked up just in time
to snare the pigskin. He never stop
ped until he reached the Washington
goal and not a single Husky laid a
finger on him. He was five yards in
front of the nearest Washington man
as he crossed the last white stripe. ;
The mighty man of Oregon then
proceeded to place-kick the try for
point to make the count 7 to 0, which
turned out to be the only scoring of
the battle. '
The contest drew the largest foot
ball crowd in the history of the Pa
cific Northwest, 35,266 fans over
flowing the Multnomah stadium.
And second, as a protest against
the legislature passing nearly all
salarv increase bills without inves
tigation, but solely, upon the recom
mendation of the members Df the
county affected. Thus vo or three
men freauently have all the say about
the increase in salary. ,
We believe, hence the referendum,
that all the people of the district af
fected should decide such an important
The three members of the State
Grange Legislature committee at the
time of nassage of this bill protested
to the legislature ! and to Governor
Patterson; , and numerous granges
sent in more than a hundred taxpay-
ing farmers' remonstrance . against
the passage of the bill. Governor Pat
terson did veto the majority of such
acts, but signed the one from this
county. . " ' -'"'
We referred the bill so all could
vote for or against it.
We think" it poor policy to increase
salaries at a time when those who
nav the bulk of the taxes are steadily
losing money and are on the verge of
Therefore, we urge all voters to
vote 327 X No. I vote against the
amendment. . '
Umatilla County Pomona Grange
Executive Committee: ,
JAMES MOSSIE, Master
'MRS. JESSIE R. KIRK, Sec.
4 i A. R. SHUMWAY . - '
- GUY ROCKWELL.
Ditch Excavation To De
tour Floods to the Creek
Salvage Old Cars
ti..M kti 1vnii hv the Ford Mo-
tor company since it began the sai
lor company bhivc e-- - - renaieton supporters, ne u
vage work as an experiment early t of the day in j,mton, als0
.i tv ..Ivim line IS DOW n i i :ii t.
xnis year, "'"6 - i rom r reewaier ne -u
averaging 600 cars and tracks i a day wherC( on Monday, he will address a
from Detroit and vicinity. Old cars Kiwanja iuncheon and an evening po
are purchased from dealers who take litical raJly f
them as part payment on new Fords. '
On the salvage line everything in 0 E g District Meeting
them is reclaimed to serve some use- jfcKenzie Chapter, O. E. S.-will be
ful purpose. Artificial leather is made nogt for the district meeting here next
into aprons, . upnoisrjr wednesaay. winner wui oe serveu i
. . a Ln..r4a serve AS
nana paas, noor uvwo . .. ine nnsuan cnuivu v bia-wuv
. .1 naAi1 tjr vnnnOW l . wr An tr oavra
CTate tops, guisB a umu - preparaiiuus rc ucmg mouo
nanes, and metal is utilized in the about one hundred and twenty-five
making oi sxeei. - .
it credited with $639,064.66 deposits.
Street Sunerintendent Miller, J. W.
Pinkerton and C. O. Henry have been
engaged this week m making wider
excavation of the ditch which has
been utilized in the past in detounng
flood waters in the east part of town
south to Wild Horse creek.
The recent, flood flowed down Main
and other streets on account of silt
and rubbish and a dam constructed
by boys obstructing the ditch. The
work completed this week leaves the
ditch free from obstruction and wide
enough to take care of flood waters.,
At the corner of Fifth and Adams
streets, concrete walls will deflect the
water underneath a sidewalk, where
formerly three pipes proved to be in
adequate. The state highway com
mission will be asked to construct a
culvert across the upper end of Main
street at the Fifth street intersection,
of sufficient dimensions to take off the
water where two outlets merge. If
this is done the problem of Main
street flpods will be solved. : ,
Phil Metschan Speaks
At Freewater Tomorrow
Phil Metschan. republican candidate
for governor, will speak, at the apple
show in t reewater saturaay, climax
ing a busy day of campaigning in
Umatilla county. .
Diirintr the dav he will make a
. .. I uuilll& WHS uajf uc wui .in.-
More than 30,000 old automobiles gtreet talk in Pendleton, arrange
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ments for which are being made by
Pendleton supporters. He will spend
From Freewater he will go to Baker
the Christian church at six-thirty and
Athena In list
The First National Bank of Athe.
. t CO l,..lia in the ntste llBV'
na 18 one oj. w"0 . i present. wic mccwm . .i.. ...
ins deposits over $500,000, accoramg convene following dinner, s There wiu
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iniests. Mrs. Carrie Jackson of Bak
. . rv
er. worthy grand matron oi. wregon,
and Mrs. Ada Jones, grand chaplain
will -be guests of honor and will be
present at the meeting whicn win
to a report prepared oy a. he representatives from the wesion,
Schramm, state superintendent of Milton and Helix chapters who will
banks. ' The report is based on the take part in demonstrating the work.
September cau oi im wbjiuvum
the currency. The Athena institution
Farm Land Deals
Throus-h the asrency of J. A. Ross,
Athena realtor, S. S. Parris has dis
posed of his section of wheat land,
' W.:n..I Shina Wheat
I The Farmers National Grain Cor- northwest of Athena to A. H. Mcln
nnratinn Bhioped a full cargo of wheat tvre. and in turn Mr. Mclntyre sold
from Portland last week, the grain to Mr. Parris the Sanders place in
r.nt.nit the Kt-pampr t r l. VI of .tmnvieinff a half er-
fUlllf W A,.liU, vi v.-w I UCI&iUS iK, .Vlll'l li" v.
King Bleddyn. This week, says the tion. The deal waa recently closed.
pea xrom aearoo v oawgtuu. ; , ; ieri place next spxmg.
17. of Q, Students See Strange Flowers in Hawaii
A-" ot -
The night blooming cercus, which blossoms but once a year and then at night, was witnessed
by the 75 students of the University of Oregon summer cruise to Hawaii. The group arose at mid
night to see these beautiful tropical flowers, and were photographed with them just at daylight.
Left to right, are, standing, Jane Gaskin, Glendale, Calif.; 'Ruth Ray, Mt. Vernon; Katrinka Jacobson,
Eureka, Nev.; Lillie Christopherson and Isabelle Noflskcr, Redmond. Seated, Betty Onlhank, Eugene;
Florence McLoughlin, Glendale, Calif.; Grace Poppleton and Mrs. R. R. Popp!cton, Eugene; Mrfr
V Karl Onthank, .Eugene.
Kenneth Dougherty, national decath
lon champion, as be limbered up to
be In fit condition to defend his title
In coming meets. Under the banner
of the Cadillac Athletic club of De
troit, Mich., he won the A. A. U. title
at Denver stadium last summer,
Dougherty is said to be the only ath
lete who actually goes to sleep after
each event as a means of conserving
Attractive Bridge Party "
At Home of Mrs. Eager
One of the most attractive parties
of the autumn season occurred Wed
nesday at the C. M. Eager home
when a group of ladies including
Mrs. Arthur Douglas, Mrs. Laurence
Pinkerton, Mrs. M. I. Miller, Mrs. I.
L. Michen'er and Mrs. Eager enter
tained. Guests were invited to lunch
eon which was served at small tables
centered with calendulae. Place cards
and baskets accented the Hallowe'en
idea, and the rooms were decorated
with jack o' lanterns and flowers in
the orange shades. '.
At bridge which was played during
the afternoon, Mrs. Max Hopper won
first honors and Mrs. Ravella Lieu
allen second. Other guests were?
Mrs," Richard Thompson, Mrs. Alex
Mclntyre, JMrs. Fred Pinkerton, Mrs.
E. E. Goff, Mrs. Charles Dupuis, Mrs.
Paul Lieuallen, Mrs. James Lieuallen,
Mrs. Francis Lieuallen, Mrs. E. B.
Foster, Mrs. Lee Johnson, Mrs.
Blatchford, Mrs. Armand DeMerritt,
Mrs. Justin Harwood, Mrs. A. A. Mc
lntyre, Mrs. Bryce Baker, Mrs. D. A.
Pinkerton, Mrs. Dean Dudley, Mrs.
Marion Hansell, Mrs. Theresa Berlin,
Mrs. Henry Dell, Mrs. Ralph Mc
Ewen, Mrs. Henry Barrett, Mrs. Fred
Kershaw, Mrs. H. I. Watts, Mrs. Bert
Logsdon, Mrs. James Cresswell, Mrs.
Chase Garfield and Mrs. Will Ferguson.
Geese At Arlington
Attracted by the largest number
of wild geese to arrive since the hunt
ing season opened, many hunters got
the limit of four birds each at Arling
ton Saturday and Sunday. Shooting
over decoys on the wheat ranches
south of the Columbia was more suc
cessful than shooting from the bluffs
west of Arlington.
Athena At Kennewiek. Today '
Athena high school football play
ers will be at Kennewiek this after
noon, where they will play the Kenne
wiek high school team. Last year
Athena defeated the Washington team
and this afternoon's contest promises
to be a real warm one. A number
of Athena people motored over to wit
ness the" game. ;y -' . -
Athena Takes Football
Game From Weston In
Slow Gait; Score 12-6
Athena took the football game from
Weston Friday afternoon on the home
gridiron at a slow gait, 12-6.
The home eleven seemed unable to
get started and except for - a few
flashes here and there during the con
test, did not show the speed that has
characterized other games participat
ed in this season. '
At the close of the first period, af
ter a spurt of straight football, Han
sell plunged over for a yard, making
a touchdown. The extra point failed
of conversion. , The touchdown was
made at end of the first quarter and
the timer's whistle sounded before the
try for point was made, but the ref
eree did not hearltTBhd tJle teams
continued playing without , . changing
defensive goal lines.
The ball was pretty much in neutral
territory during the second quarter.
At the close of the third quarter, Jen
kins went around left end and like a
shot got away and sprinted over for
the second touchdown. Again the ex
tra point failed to materialize. Jen
kins again made considerable yardage
around left end, and line plunging
brought the pigskin on Weston's two
vard line. Third down and two to K0
for coal, but with Hansell and Rogers,
two good plungers waiting signal,
Captain Crowley elected to slip around
right end and was thrown for a loss.
On the next nlay. Weston held and
punted from the three yard line out
of danger. '
Then Weston worked the ball back
into Athena territory and with a well
directed attack, finally put over a
touchdown. The kick for point went
The Ktartinir lineun for Athena was
Shigley, left end; Miller, left tackle;
McCullough, left guard; Wilson, cen
ter? Weher. riirht guard: Hansell,
right tackle, Huffman, right end; Jen
kins, quarterback; Rogers, right nan;
Crowley, left half; Singer, fullback.
SiihafitntimM. Banister for Wilson,
Towne for Miller, Miller for Shigley,
Pinkerton for Crowley, Moore lor
Net Friday Athena high school
will play the . Pilot Rock Hi on the
local grounds. This promises 10 to
a good game as the Rock is reported
as having a strong team.
Flowers In Fall Bloom
In suite of the lack of water this
summer the fall flowers in Athena
gardens are beautiful. Dalihas,
...aantiiomiims michaelmas daisies.
i,iujoiiw"-' , .
calendulae and many others make a
riot of color and withstood the re
cent frosts unusually well. Since the
rains, lawns are again green, many
local gardeners are now planting
bulbs for spring oioommg.
J. T. Club Meets
m,o J T r.lnh met last Friday af
ternoon with Mrs. Ralph Cannon in
nr.ii. Waiio nine members being
v, aiia .., -
present Mrs. Ethel Bayne was a
club guest for the afternoon. Mrs.
James Lieuallen assisted the hostess
in serving refreshments, ine next
meeting of the club will be at the
home of Mrs. Dean uuaiey, rnuay
afternoon, October 31.
Death of Mrs. Sample
J. W. Pinkerton has received news
of the death of his cousin, Mrs. Mel
issa Sample, wife of Samuel Sample.
Mr. and Mrs. Pinkerton visited at the
home of the Samples near Boise,
Idaho, during the summer and the
news acme as a shock as they were
not aware of Mrs. Sample's illness.
She died of pneumonia.
Mrs. H. L Watts was a Walla Wal
la visitor Tuesday.
Lela Saling Takes Lead
In New York Production
of "The Beggar Student"
Lela Saling, formerly of Weston and
Athena communities, where her lyric
soprano singing was for many years
enjoyed, has advanced in her chosen
profession and in New York City she
recently signed a contract to sing the
leading part in "The Beggar Student"
for fifteen performances. "The Beg
gar Student" is a light opera. .:
Mrs. Saling competed with nearly
a hundred Boprano voices for the part,
and for two hours went through test
singing with four others, before she
was finally awarded the contract. Re
hearsals had been in progress for sis
weeks, when the lead was taken ill
and Mrs. Saling writes that she is
working hard to have her part pef
fected by November 1, when she
makes her New York debut, leading in
Her daughter, Lois Saling, has a
position with the Manufacturer's
Trust Bank in New York, where she
has been residing with her mother
since 1925. .
Mrs. Saling asks to be remembered
to friends and wellwishers here. Her
prospects professionally, are very
flattering at this time and the reward
for which she has striven so long ap
pears to be winthin her grasp. In ad
dition to radio engagements, for some
time Mrs. Saling has been appearing
in musical programs in costume,
specializing in old and modern songs
from picturesque lands.
Football Injury Contrib
utes to Death of a Flayer
The Dalles. Elmer Hoke. 19. Hepn-
ner high school football player, died
at a local hospital from injuries
which physicians admit may have
been caused from participation in a
game against Hermlston friaay.
Hoke, who was married about a
week ago, only played a part of the
game and was taken out on account
of a leg injury. Shortly after the
game he complained of a headache
and his condition became so serious
that he was brought to the hospital
here after midnight
An emergency operation disclosed
the young man suffering from a se
vere hemorrhage inside the skull cav
ity. He had been injured there in
an automobile accident about a year
ago, and physicians feel that a Wow
received in the game Friday may have
aggravated the old wound and caused
his death, ,
Ideal Seeding Wather
Weather conditions the past week
have been ideal for seeding the fall
crop. Farmers in this vicinity, have
nrmrrpRupA well with the work, many
having finished at this time. The un
usually heavy rains oi several weeics
ago packed the soil in the fields to
i,rh an extent that it was found
necessary in many cases to spring-
tooth the ground followed Dy ine
usual harrowing. However, this has
tint the eed bed in perfect condition
and with no extreme weather this
winter, there are good prospects lor
a splendid crop next year due to the
moisture which is so necessary for
the growing wheat .
For 6-Hour Working Day
Six-hour working day will be
sought by the railroad labor unions
as their solution of the unemployment
problem. In the same manner that
they finally obtained the eight-hour
day 12 years ago, 700 representatives
of the seven labor organizations of
the railroad industry in the United
States and Canada will meet in Chi
cago, November 12 to lay out a cam
paign for a six hour day. , ;
New Eliminator For
Radio Interference Is Be--ing
Studied By Experts
Athena radio owners will be inter
ested to learn that the old world's
claim to radio fame a receiving set
gadget that eliminates inter-station
interference and can double the sta
tion capacity of the broadcast snect.
rum has been demonstrated for the
first time in' this country t but with
the public as much in the dark as
ever. 'V...J . - '
Before a group of eminent radio en
gineers and radio officials the stenode
radiostat was exhibited . at Washing
ton; It has aroused great interest,
because of the claims made for it,
but the American technical experts
feel that the demonstration was by
no means conclusive. None say that
it could not reduce the separation be
tween stations in the broadcast band
to five kilosycles, or one half the
present width, and none would say
that it could. Dr. James Robinson of
London, former chief of radio re
search of the British Royal Air Force,
and one of the outstanding figures in
world radio, is the inventor of the ra
diostat He came to this country to
demonstrate his invention and prove
his claims, which have attracted
The demonstration was quite sim
ple. Oscillations were set up which
created on the conventional type of
receiving set and marred the program
being received from a local station.
The stenode set then was turned to
the local station, but the beat note
was inaudible. That meant. Dr. Rf
inson explained, that the set was tun
ing a much narrower band and would
not pick up the heterodyne.
this newly developed principle, the
inventor claimed, opens the way for
relieving congestion in the broadcast
band where stations are crammed,
with resultant interference. By nar
rowing the paths of radio transmis
sion, he said, this development will
make way in the ether for television,
now retarded by the limited number
of channels available.
FORT GEORGE SITE
Tomorrow Is "Dads" Day
At University of Oregon
University of OreoronWith friend
ly competition between the various
living organizations growing keener
every dav as to which one will have
the largest number of Oregon Dads
here for the Dad's Day festivities on
October 25, and acceptances from
Dads nourinar in from all over Ore
gon and many points in California, the
University of Oregon is looking for
ward to the greatest annual Day in
the history of the Dad's association.
More than 600 are expected to attend.
Those from Athena who nave Deen
invited to attend Dad's Day include
the following: A. M. Johnson, Lew
McNair, and F. B. Radtke.
Silver lov'mcr cuns will be presented
to the women's and men's living or
ganizations having the most Dads
here, in proportion to the size oi tne
house. Presentation will be made at
the huere banauet Saturday night in
the lull's dormitory for Dads and
their sons and daughters, vt. Arnoia
Bennett Hall, president of the uni
veiitv Paul T. Shaw. Portland, presi
dent of the Oregon Dads, and George
Cherry, Enterprise, president oi tne
Associated Students, win speaic.
Snow Blocks "Skyline"
Road In Blue Mountains
The Skvllne road between Godman
Springs and Tollgate has been closed
to travel for the winter, snowdrifts of
three in five feet in depth having
formed, Albert Baker, forest ranger,
stated. At Tollgate the snow is tnree
inches deep and at Table rock 10
inrhea. All the sheen have been driv
en out the mountains and some of the
cattle but most of them will not be
brought out before the end or the
Rale.' tate that 11 men are work-
ino in the northern part of the forest
and five men started on a four-mile
trail from the head of Fry creek to
the Fry meadow ranger station open
ing up a new section.
Farmers Revive Grist Mills
Winnineir brokers reported that
nrimitive conditions are being revived
in rural districts in Southern Mani
toba and over the line in Minnesota
and North Dakota. Country grist
mills many long years out of use are
being restored. Grinding charges are
20 cents a bushel, or one-fifth of the
products, if paid by toll. No. 1 North
ern weighs 60 pounds, irom wr.icn
thev tret 40 pounds of flour. 15 pounds
of bran, 3 pounds of shorts and 2
pounds of waste. They claim irom
this primitive plan they get the
equivalent of 11.50 lor tneir wneai
which the market quotes at 70 cents.
Grange Demands Check
Complaints were filed, with the pub
lic service commission Tuesday by the
Oregon State grange against the elec
tric utilities. The grange demands
that the utilities be not allowed to
charge into their operating expense
the amounts they are spending to oeat
tea grange mstria power oui.
Important Discovery In His
torical Early Life of
One Of the most imnnrtnnt lior..:
iesin the historical life of Clatsop
tuuniy says a special to the Ore
gonian,'was made at Astoria, when
excavators working on the new St.
Mary's hospital uncovered a part of
the north wall of the famous old Fort
This AlUlOUnCPTVlAnf: wna mola k-
Judge J. A. Buchanan, secretary of
ine viaisop uounty Historical asso
siation, following the discovery. The
exact location of the fort has long
been a question and it was not until
now that residents of Astoria were
sure of the site.
The steam shovela
string of piling varying in size from
a thickness Of 6 inchea tn 1 fuit
They were roughly hewn and gen
erally well preserved. After careful
investigation the local historians as
serted them to be a part of the fa
mous fort constructed by the British.
Fort Astor was founded by mem
bers of the John Jacob Astor erudi
tion in 1811. In 1814 the fort was
purchased by the British under threat
of capture. For five years the flag
of England flew over the atoelraHn
which served as a protection against
tne Indians and a trading post for
the Hudson's Bay company. When
taken over by the British it was re
named Fort George, enlarged con
siderably and carried that name un
til turned back to the Americans in
1819, when it again was called Fort
It Was On this site that Astoria uraa
founded, making it the oldest Ameri
can city west of the Rocky mountains.
Leaping Car Carries Men
. Into Clearwater River
. .ymt ' p.-'!
Lewiston. The sudden plunge of an
automobile into the Clearwater river,
four and one half miles east of here
at 4:35 a. m., Sunday cost the lives of
Charles J. Clear of Portland, presi
dent of the Oregon Packing company,
and Charles E. Robenson of Portland
secretary of the corporation.
Percy Blundell. superintendent of
the company's plant at Salem, and
Leo O. Cockrill, assistant general
manager of the Yakima Fruitgrowers
association, managed to free them
selves from the car and swam to safe
The accident occurred on a sharp
curve on the highway leading to
Golden, Idaho, where the four were
en route to visit a mine, Robenson,
driving a large sedan, guided the car
off the road when fog obscured his
vision, according to Cockrill. The
auto rolled down a 12-foot embank
ment, made a complete somersault as
it struck the water, and settled to the
bottom right side up, in which posi
tion it was removed from the stream
by a wrecking party.
Cockrill said he was Sitting beside
Robenson and his first thought was
to open the window as the car struck
the water, He managed to pull him
self through the opening, he said, and
came to the surface about 20 feet
from shore. He heard a splashing
near .'the water line and saw Blundell
wading from the stream.
Blundell, in relating his version of
the accident, said he was forced to
kick out a rear window to effect his
escape. Despite the inrush of water,
he dragged himself from the car, ex
pecting Pear to follow him. Instead
of coming up in the current, he said
he was dragged to shore by an under
When Cockrill and Blundell met on
shore, they waited for several min
utes expecting to see their compan
ions swim out, but when they did not
appear, the survivors walked a short
distance to a farmhouse and sum
moned a taxicab. On their arrival at
Lewiston they got a wrecking car and
several men to assist, and returned to
the scene of the accident
Public Health Delegates
Delegates from Union, Umatilla,
Wallowa and Morrow counties will
meet in LaGrande next Tuesday,
October 28th, at the district Christ
mas Seal Institute being sponsored by
the Oregon Tuberculosis Association
in cooperation with the Union Coun
ty Public Health Association. Mrs.
Saidie Orr Dunbar, executive secre
tary of the tuberculosis association,
will be principal speaker at the con
ference which will open at 10:30 at
the LaGrande Hotel.
Snow Covers Wheat
A Winnipeg dispatch says unthresh
ed and covered with snow, some 100,
000,000 bushels of wheat lie in the
fields of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
This was about one third of the wheat
crop of the tw'o provinces.