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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 28, 1930
ACREAGE GUT IS
URGED BY LEGGE
? j Announcement Made That
Farmers Bank of Weston
In Process of Liquidation
Senate Agriculture Commit
; tee Seeking Ways to
Cure Grower's Ills.
Washington. A 20 percent reduc
tion in . wneat .acreage , ana more
'elastic" control by the" government
- .over gram exchange rules were held
up to, the senate agriculture commit
tee as additional, tonics for the farm
1 ' Chairman Legge of the federal
farm board proposed the acreage cur
tailment in the belief it would give
' the, wheat farmer the benefit of the
42 cents a bushel tariff, but Senator
Norns, republican, Nebraska, mem
ber of the committee, said such a plan
would amount to a ."national calam
ity" in event of a crop shortage..
; ,' Secretary Hyde discussed recom
mendations for more definite federal
control over exchanges, but no con
elusions were reached by the commit
Chairman McNary said after an all
day sitting he believed his commit'
tee unanimously favored the entering
of .the wheat market by the farm
board and was inclined to give future
support to the board in its efforts to
find a solution to the surplus stock,
While Legge said the time was not
ripe to discuss m detail his proposals
to the committee, . whose session
was executive, members of the com
mittee said he had expressed the be
lief the board, which has in excess of
100,000,000 bushels of wheat on hand,
could sustain .the price at around 76
cents, which is more, than 20 cents
above the Liverpool price.-
It also developed that the board
had been selling as well as buying
wheat, but Senator McNary said
every bushel sold had been replaced
the same day. The prospects of fu
ture board purchases also were dis
cussed, but details were withheld.
The suggestion of Senator Capper,
republican, Kansas, a member of the
committee, that 50,000,000 bushels of
the farm board's wheat be used to
feed' the unemployed also was con
Granville Cannon and
Ruth Williams Married
"' Miss Ruth Williams and Granville
Cannon were quietly married 'at the
Bantist. parsonage in Walla Walla
last Thursday' afternoon. They were
accompanied by Mr. Charles Williams
and Mr. Joe Cannon, fathers of the
bride and groom, and the service was
read by Rev. Carl McConnell.
The bride wore a beautiful brown
chiffon gown trimmed in cream lace,
and a small hat in the same shade.
She carried bronze chrysanthemums.
Mrs. Cannon is a , daughter of
Charles Williams and is popular with
a large circle: of friends here, where
she has made her home most of her
life. :. - '
. Mr. Cannon is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Cannon and has taken up
farming witb his father near Athena
where the couple will make their
home. Both are graduates of Athe
na high school and Mr. Cannon at
tended Oregon State college.
The Thanksgiving praise service at
; the Christian church Sunday evening
1 was well attended and much enjoyed
1 by all present. The church was ef
fectively decorated with the national
colors, chrysanthemums and heaps of
pumpkins. Aside from the' devotional
exercises and sermonette by Rev. Sias
the program consisted. entirely- J of
musical numbers which were appro
; priate $o the Thanksgiving season
; and were well received by the appre
ciative audience.'. The success of the
entertainment was largely due to the
' untiring efforts of Mrs. . Laurence
Pinkerton who was the accompanist
I for the evening.
At a meeting of the Athena Ath
letic Association Tuesday evening, E.
C. Rogers, president of the associa
tion, was elected president of the
basketball league in which are in
cluded teams representing the towns
of Milton, Weston, Adams and Athe
na. : Delegates from these towns
were present at Tuesday night's meet
ing, at which by-laws were adopted.
A meeting will be held tomorrow
night in Athena for the purpose of
adopting a playing schedule.
!i Complimenting Mr. and Mrs. Clif
ford Wood upon the occasion of their
first wedding anniversary, Mr. and
Mrs. Arnold Wood entertained at din
ner Sunday evening. The hostess
used marigolds and tapers as decora
tion. The guests were Miss Helen
Hansell, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Murray of
Pendleton, Edwin McEwen, Miss Al
berta Charlton, George Gross and
honorest. . .. . .... .
The Weston Leader says: No hew
developments of importance were re
ported this week with, regard to the
affairs of The Farmers Bank of Wes
ton;:which closed its doors the night
of November 10 and is in the hands of
the state superintendent of banks, A,
A. Schramm, with S. M. Laws, deputy
superintendent, in personal charge.
It is regarded as certain that the
bank will have to go through the
usual processes of liquidation, but an
effort is being made to realize as
much as possible as soon as possible
on its liquid assets in order to release
the maximum sum for the' first divi
dends to stockholders. To this end
frequent conferences have been held
during, the Week. v -'
As is evident from an official no-
tice published elsewhere, the first
dividend will not be paid until after
the expiration of a period of three
months. ' , :
Business is going on in town
usual, although in lessened volume.
No local business houses have closed.
Their owners promptly established
banking connections elsewhere and
arranged to carry on.
Although not a few local people of
slender resources had their little all
in the bank, no cases of actual dis
tress have as yet been reported.
The figure most generally heard in
connection with the . probable first
dividend is seventy-five percent of the
deposits. It is assumed, however,
that this much will not be possible
unless some special arrangement is
. Pendleton Lad Hit By Car
Clarence Rainville, 9, was thrown
30 feet when struck by a car driven
by Ray Myrick Friday, in Pendleton,
but is reported to have suffered no
broken bones,' although badly, wrench
ed and bruised. The lad dashed
across the street and a parked truck
obscured Myrick s view.
Ed Birch Struck By an
Auto, Seriously Injured
Ed Birch who is employed by Henry
Barrett was struck " by a car" Friday
evening near the George Winn home,
on -the highway north of Weston. Mr.
Birch, who had been riding with Mr,
Barrett and Ralph McEwen, left the
car and was walking on the highway
with Mr. McEwen to render aid to a
car that overturned in the ditch. Sud
denly a car appeared out of the dense
fog and striking Mr. Birch in the
back, tossed him about four' feet in
the air. ' ' '' '
He fell back on the fender and then
to one side of the road. When he was
picked up he was unconscious and
was hurried to Weston where he .re
ceived first aid. Dr. McKinney dress
ed his wounds taking a stitch in' a
scalp laceration. Mr. Birch was bad
ly shaken up but not seriously injur
ed. ., -
Fog Causes a Serious -
While driving home from Walla
Walla Friday night in a heavy fog,
Alex Mclntyre and Lester Vaughn
met with a serious accident. In pass
ing a car, the Mclntyre machine",
driven by Lester, struck a bridge, the
second one north of Freewater.
Lester was badly injured, sustain
ing broken ribs, one of which pene
trated the left lung. He was remov
ed to St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Mc
lntyre was called from Freewater and
brought Mr. Mclntyre, whose injuries
consisted of cuts and bruises, to his
home here. Lester is reported to be
improving as well as his serious con
dition will permit.
Qp the same night, a terrible acci
dent happened in Walla Walla, when
two women were badly injured when
their car crashed into a telephone
pole, as a result of driving conditions
caused by the fog. -
' - Campfire Benefit
Wauna group of Campfire girls are
sponsoring a benefit bridge party at
the Knights of Pythias hall Saturday
afternoon. Prizes will be given and
a pleasant afternoon is promised all
who attend. : Tickets are on sale by
the members or reservations may be
made by calling Miss Mary Berlin.
Tickets are thirty-five cents and the
fund will be used to buy. materials
for the group to use in their work.
The Campfire movement is well worth
the support of all good citizens and
it is hoped a large number will re-
pond. ; ;
Mrs. Brewer Seriously 111 .
Mrs. E. J. Brower (Jennamae Read)
is seriously ill in a Kalispell. Mont-
hospital with pneumonia. In answer
a summons, - her mother, Mrs.
Grant Prestbye, who was visiting
relatives and friends in Athena, re
turned to Kalispell, Sunday. Mrs.
Prestbye was driven to Spokane by
Bryce Baker, who made the trip
from Athena in exactly four hours,
in time for Mrs. Prestbye to board
tan east bound Northern Pacific train.
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Charming "farmer girl" of the silver screen endeavors to cheer up the
(elected Thanksgiving gobbler.
Feasts of Other
In that earlier day which the mist
of time half hides and half reveals,
the selection of a Thanksgiving bird
tetania a matter for profound family
consideration. Not that the actual
picking out of the turkey was affected
thereby. No, the head of the house
hold went forth as did the Pilgrim
daddies, but armed only with his fas
cinoting wallet, around which a strap
was stretJieii, and held up the white
aproned Indians or the checkered
shlrted grocery braves, and brought
home his yellow-legged loot In this
he had the advantage of the stern
faced Puritans, . because they were
given little choice in this important
matter of selection, but were likely
to bring home a hardened old gobbler
of the early Pequot period, which
would give the Puritan teeth a dan
gerous test at a time when dentistry
Well, after dad brought home his
personally conducted bird the family
severally and jointly inspected It This
was done by extending its legs and
bending its wings and Jabbing it in
the region of the breast bone. Wheth
er It passed muster or not was of no
consequence. It was the consecrated
bird of the day of thanks and as such
was offered up on the family altar
and duly Immolated In spite of any
dubious criticisms regarding Its ten
derness or flavor. . Moreover, it in
variably weighed very close to five
On one occasion father brought
home a live turkey, feathers an'
squawk an' everything, and left It
overnight In the summer kitchen.
Something was said about a raffle, but
raffles were not fit subjects for in
nocent Sunday school children to
-now about find our only definite
knowledge concerning the noisy visi
tor's origin was that it had cost fa
ther a darn sight more than If be
bad bought a featherless one at John
Frauenfelder's or Arnold's or South-
Well somebody left the door opui
and the bird streaked it for freedom.
Of course we were hot after It and
It Is recalled that father showed
amazing evidences Of agility in lead
ing the cnase. Once the fugitive flew
into a tree and bad to be bombarded
out of It and finally It ran up old
Theresa street and right through the
fortunately open door of one of the
poorest cottages, and as father, who
was well in advance, reached the door
way he heard a trembling voice from
within say "Sure, the saints bave sent
That ended the chase, and we
tramped back and father went over
to Frauenfelder's and bought tur
key of the old-fashioned sort without
fuss or feathers.
Of course the Thanksgiving dinner
was a feast to be remembered with
both Joy and remorse. There were no
favors, no special decorations, noth
ing but food and appetites, both served
at noon. Everything on the unwritten
menu was placed on the table at the
beginning of the feast and the serv
ice thereafter consisted merely in
carving and passing.
What the Pott Sang.
Lis this PTOcegy .pf. flJisjUDtllnj anfl.
conversion ft Is recaTled" that soup was
Involved, hash took a prominent part,
and bones were denuded. The stuffing
was another interesting survival, and
tlie seemingly Inexhaustible ' gravy
supply served many purposes.
A yellow clipping from the Cleve
land Herald recalls how, the Herald
poet, Identity unknown, regarded this
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There' turkey for breakfast and din
ner and tea, - ., .
I fear it Is playing tbe mischief witb
me; - -
For over my coverlid turkeys do walk
I scream out In terror and wake with
. a squawk.
My feathers are sprouting:,.,
I'm stretching my neck;
I talk with a gobble and at my food
If it should last longer each boarder
He'll wreck the darn larder and take
to the trees!
So the extinction of the bird went
on until only a bunch of shining bones
remained. It hnd been a five day strug
gle and a hard one, but not a morsel
had been wasted. Nobody craved any
more turkey for another year, and the
meat market business began to look
The last seen of the noble' fowl
was Its disappearing bones as they
departed in the jaws of a neighbor's
dog, who was said to have caches of
bones all over tbe neighborhood.
Cleveland Plain Dealer. ;
Marcum Anderson Dies '
Frank Marcum Anderson passed
away Tuesday, November 25th in
Walla Walla. Mr. Anderson who was
thirty-seven years of age was indus
trial salesman for the Standard Oil
company with headquarters at Walla
Walla, his territory covering parts of
Oregon, Washington and Idaho. He
is survived by his widow.Lillian, and
two sons, one seven and one two and
a half years of age. An only brother,
Leland, is in Australia and his mother
Mrs. Frank Anderson resides in Port
land. Mrs. M. L. Watts of Athena
is an aunt of Mr. Anderson. Funeral
services will be held this afternoon in
Walla Walla after which the body
will be taken to Portland. Mr. and
Mrs. Anderson are well known here,
having visited many times at the M.
L. Watts - home.' Mrs. Anderson is
giving up her home in Walla Walla
and will reside hereafter in Portland.
' Between forty-five and fifty friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Cannon,
who were married last Thursday, mo
tored to their home west of Athena
Friday night to serenade the honey
mooners. As the honorees were not
at home, the visitors waited patiently
until a late hour and upon their re
turn they were greeted with a terrible
din of discordant music. After the
fury of the crowd had spent itself
they were invited into the house were
confections and cigars were dispensed.
Mrs. Emmett Lee and family left
Wednesday night for Wenatchee to
spend Thanksgiving. They were join
ed at Ritzville by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Spencer (Dorothy Lee.) Mr. Lee has
been employed on the dam being con
structed for the Wenatchee project
for some time. The party will visit
relative during- th holidays'.
HIS LAST PETTING
Soothing the J 3 :.ed gobbler on the
eve of that fatal Thursday that his
claimed so many good turkeys.
Greatest of All
For the strictly proper observance
of Thanksgiving day there should be
a real grandniotlier, as old-fushloned
as the century will permit At her
home, however unpretentious It may
be, all the children should come to
gether to renew for her the memories
of younger days when she had them
all under her own roof tree ; when she
could go to each bedside before her
own weary body sought rest and see
for herself that they were - cozily
tucked in ; when she thought it sweet
to make the nightly rounds, when all
childish faults lay hidden in sleep and
the naughtiness had faded away with
the setting sun, leaving only the an
gelic loveliness of childhood. Yes, the
grandmother is undoubtedly the con
necting link that holds families to
gether. ; ' ''; .
Can't you see your own grandmother
In her kitchen, where she likes to
think she is still mistress, even -if she
Is not allowed to do as much as she
did In days gone by? Perhaps she is
one of the fortunate ones whom her
children have not killed with kindness,
.but have allowed to live the work-a-
day life as much as she desires and
her strength will permit How happy
she bustles about making pies and
puddings, baking ham equal In flavor
to Charles Lamb's roast pig, preparing
the turkey for the oven, "with his
drumsticks meekly folded over a well
stuffed breast I" How briskly she
walks about, her thoughts flying here
and there, gathering up lost threads
In a tapestry of memory , which she
Is Joyously weaving! And how the
children love the day, the delights of
anticipation far exceeding those of.
realization; bow they watch the pan
try shelves groaning with the weight
of good things; bow penetrating are
the pungent odors floating on the
breeze, how trying to their patience
the endless waiting I If the dear
grandmother has gone on to a higher
Thanksgiving, the next best is the
It must be a loving mother with a
heart big enough to take in all the
lonely ones who have no homes.
Around ber the Spirit of Thanksgiv
ing may safely hover and be glad of
the opportunity, for there is less room
for- that spirit todny and the ortglnal
significance of the day Js passing. For
the athletic devotee, if Is the grand
wlndup of the football' season, -If
mother contemplates a noon dinner, It
must be early so the boys and girls
may eat and run, pot realizing thnt to
her It Is a day long anticipated for
the homecoming of the children and
the renewal of memories dear to her
Woodcutter Safe After ,
Tramp in Snow Throusrh
Drifts in the Mountains
Walla Walla. Allex Bollock, wood
cutterprotests that he' .never had
been lost in the Blue Mountains; that
he just walked in from camp. Bol
lock, who had been the object of a
two- day search, told his .employer,
George Shortridee. . Milton. tht ha
suffered no hardships on his tramp
enrougn ine aeep snow from a point
near iou uate ranger station.
Bollock, with three ntW man nnri
been cutting wood for ' Shortridge.
None of them were well Amtintnfad
with the country, althoue-h thov hart
been working with . Shortridge for
several weeks. When th storm loaf
week laid snow deep over the coun
try, wnicn had nrior to that timo
been bare, the strangers became be
On advice from Shortridce. two nf
the men started out of the mountains
rriday afternoon. Bollock had ap
parently eone awav from th pnhin
which had been used by the trio, but
returned some time after they had
left. Finding his fellow workmen
gone, and darkness comincr on. he Hp
cided: to remain at the cabin.
Saturoay morning, Bollock started
out on foot, walked throue-h onnw nil
day long and that night reached a
group of summer houses, and re
mained there until Sunday morning.
Sunday he telephoned in that he was
safe. Monday morning he caught a
ride and arrived . at the Shortridge
According, to Mr. Shnrtrido- nr.
rangements were beintr made at Pen,
dleton Sunday for a erouD of men to
hike into the mountains on snow
shoes in search of Rollnplc. Knt Sher
iff Tom Gurdane. who in said to have
gotten un the search nartv. was in
formed Sunday : night that Bollock
was safe. He in turn notified Short
Bollock said that he was only able
to walk about three miles Saturday,
hut Sundav he reached the Weatnn-
Elgin highway, and was able then to
travel laster. 1
Marshfield Pioneer Has
Close Call With Pet Elk
Marshfield. Dan Roberts, 80, pio
neer resident of Marshfield and North
Coos river, narrowly escaped fatal in
jury when' he was attacked by a two
year old pet elk.
Roberts is recovering from injuries
at his home at Allegany. The elk
is owned by True Sailing, storekeep
er at Allegany. It broke from its
chain and chased the . elderly , man.
Roberts attempted to get away as the
elk bore down upon him, but the an
imal caught him between his sharp
A few inches either way and Rob
erts probably would have been gored
by one of the horns. He finally man
aged to extricate himself and climb
ed upon a porch away from the
furious animal. .
Plunged After Goose; Drowned
Dayton Kirving, 19, drowned Sun
day when he plunged into the Colum
bia river three miles east of The
Dalles in" an attempt to retrieve a
goose he shot from the bank. Two
companions attempted to save him,
but had to leave him when they in
turn, began to cramp. The swift
current carried the victim into mid
stream despite the fact that he was
an able swimmer. "
Senator Steiwer Honored
A dinner given in honor of Sena
tor Frederick Steiwer was held in
Pilot Rock Wednesday evening of
last week, at'the home of W. N. Roy
er. Attorney Homer I. Watts of Athe
na, was one of the guests.
ON THEIR WAY TO GIVE THANKS
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BIG Sill! TAXES
The United States Supreme
Court Ruling on Com
A Washington, D. C, Associated
Press dispatch., reveals, that .a contro-.
ver'sy rooted in ancient Spanish law
was settled by a supreme court ruling
with consequent loss to the govern
ment of more than Sluo.onn nnn in
taxes. " ' .
The hitrhest trihnnnl ruled -fViof 'in.
come from ; community property in
Arizona, Louisiana, Texas and Wash
ington may be reported for federal
taxation by the husband and wife
It was a sweeping defeat for the
government, which had contended
Such income must be rennrted in a
single return by the husband alone.
. It had pointed out that with the
tax rate increasing in proportion to
income its revenue would be much
greater under the single return.
if it had won, government attor
neys said, the treasurv would he
than $100,000,000 richer through the
collection of back taxes on returns
filed in Previous vears bv hnahnnd
and wife separately. '
- The court ruled in an opinion by
Justice Roberts, his first since his ap
pointment to the bench, that In mm.
munity property states whose laws
give tne wile a vested interest in the
income from this source, she in en.
titled to make out her own income
tax return. '
It made no difference. .TiiRtiVe Rnh.
erts said, that the husband had man
agement of the property,
He referred to a former decision in
which the communitv tax law of f.ali.
fornia was. construed to permit the
government to impose a tax on the
total income reported only by the hus
band. Such a conclusion was neces
sary in that" sta.te, -Justice Roberts ex
plained, .because, in California the
wife's interest in communitv nroner.
ty is merely expectant and not vest
The communitv nronertv lawn nre.
valent over much of the southwest,
were derived from old Spanish sta
tutes once in force there.
The decision mav affect inr'ome
tax returns from Idaho, Nevada and
New Mexico. ,The question was
brought ud in four cases, in which
the interested litigants were H. G.
heaborn of Washington, I. B. Koch
of Arizona, William Pfaff of Louisi
ana and C. W. Bacon of Texas.
Justice Roberts said the tent vu
one of ownership of the income under
state law and stated that, under the
laws of Washington, Arizona, Texas
ana Louisiana, one-hall belonged to
the wife, and that the rovernmpnt'a
contention that the question of con
trol should prevail was not sound.
Where the wife, under state law,
has a right to one-half of the com
munity income she is entitled, the
court asserted, to make out a sepa
rate return coverinsr her share of the
The O. D. O. Club
The O. D. O. Club was entertained
last Friday by Mrs.. Floyd Pinkerton
whose home was attractively decorat
ed with a profusion of chrysanthe
mums. Mrs. Elder was a guest of
the club. At the tea hour the host
ess was assisted by Mrs. Virgil Zerba.
Plans were made for a "hardtimes"
party to be given December 19th at
the,- home of Mrs. Virgil Zsrba.
Guests, who will be the families of
the members, will be bidden for din
ner at seven o'clock and will be re
quested to appear in appropriate cos
tumes. The next meeting of the
club will be at the home of Mrs. Clif
ford Walker on Thursday, December
. Whitman Defeats Willamette
"Nig" Borleskey and his Whitman
Missionaries came back to Walla
Walla Sunday morning, bringing
with them from Willamette Uni
versity the championship of the
Northwest conference. They retriev
ed' the tattered pennant which had
been snatched from their grasp last
year by Spec Keene and his husky
Willamette horde. Over 200 Whit
man students left their beds at 5
o'clock Sunday morning to meet the
team at the railroad station, They
indulged in a vociferous before-break-fast
celebration of the 12-0 victory
won by Applegate and his cohorts on
the Willamette field.
The photograph, posed after the famous painting "Pilgrims Going to
Church" and "The First Thanksgiving" by Boughton, shows the sturdy found-
ers of Massachusetts going to church to give thanks to the Almighty for the
bounties bestowed on them. Tbe picture is supposed to have been illustrative
. of the early spring of 1621, on the day that Governor Bancroft had act aside
. si dayotprsyer and thank, ,;-T""V.
Dean Dudley Injured
While assisting in m ovine the luuiu
of James Huggina' to his property on
Main street, Dean Dudley was pain
fully injured Tuesday afternoon. One
of the jacks being used slipped out
of place, throwing a crowbar in such
a way that it struck Mr. Dudley on
the' left check bone. He was rushed
to a Walla Walla hospital where
X-rays taken disclosed that the left'
check V6ri6 Was bVoVdll.