SM" A BIG JOB, BUT ITS DEAD EASY It would be a bis job to tell one hundred 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 v 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 Poat Office at Attiena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter VOLUME 43 ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 28, 1930 NUMBER 48 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 ers' ills. 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 ,tee. - 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 sidered. ., 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. Praise Service 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. Association Meeting 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. Wedding Anniversary !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 made. . 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 - Automobile Accident 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. PRIZE WINNERS, BOTH OF THEM few'" v- x tJdfr. 4 r V - ta&mi it ' -' .. 'w'' ' tot i Charming "farmer girl" of the silver screen endeavors to cheer up the (elected Thanksgiving gobbler. Feasts of Other Days Recalled 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 was unknown. 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 and-twenty pounds. 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- worth's. 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 ItP 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 . continuity :-,.,,-,,:. ;;,;.,,:..1,.:.V4,.,.: 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 peck. If it should last longer each boarder agrees, 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 up. 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. Newlyweds Serenaded ' 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. At Ritzville 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 Homecoming Days 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. ; ' ''; . Grandmother's Day. 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 loving mother. .'.Thanksgiving 8ptrlt 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 heart 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 wiiaereo. , 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 home. 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 ridee. . 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 I, 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 horns. 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 Mr i if i v 4 V.,y .;. .'.'-' f .t.n' nn UUV rnuiini cnin LOSES T ii cm BIG Sill! TAXES The United States Supreme Court Ruling on Com munity Income. 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 leparately. 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 community income. 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 11th. . 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.