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' VOLUME 434
ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY OREGON, . DECEMBER 5, 1930
- NUMBER 49
Pendleton Men Point Out
the Possibilities When
: Work Is Started.
Walla Walla. Magnitude ;of the
Umatilla Rapids project and its hope-
ful outlook Were discussed before the
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday by E
B. ' Aldrich of the- "Pendletpn 'East
Oregoman and George C. Baer,-sec
retary of the Pendleton Chamber of
Commerce, both representing the
Umatilla .Rapids, association. , James
E. Akey; president of the Pendleton
chamber accompanied ' them but did
not' spe,ak. ' :
" The broject, it Mlassexplained, is not
a "endleoniplani' bijt for the "whole
nownwesi. vneap power, once tne
project is finished, can be economical
ly i distributed as far east as Boise,
t 1 .1 ' I . . a. ' t -rrr
iaano, tnrougnout uregon ana wasn
ington and into northern California,
it was stated.
The project will develop 420,000
horsepower, . Mr. Aldrich said. Its
generating cost is . estimated at 1.2
mills per kilowatt hour.and it can be
sold, at the switchboard; at two mills
per- kilowatt hour and this two mill
charge will take care of all costs of
the project, and retire all charges
within fifty years. ...
It is for the purposes of develop
ing power, improving the river" for
navigation, and also to develop an in
terstate bridge. There is ample flow
in 'the Columbia for the project, the
minimum at Umatilla being exactly
twice the minimum in the Missis
sippi at Keokuk. ;
"The thing has sold . itself," said
Mr. Aldrich. "It is in a, very; favor
able position. President Hoover's at
titude and that of the Secretary of the
Interior are favorable. Before it is
approved it will be necessary to have
the output of power sold. The city of
Portland has already agreed to take
all or part of the power and other
cities are . interested,' r K 'will .supply
cheap power for the northwest and
also take care of the unemployment
situation. We hope-for favorable ac
tion at the short session of congress,
op at the one to follow. . ( -
The estimated cost Mr.. Baer said,:is
iMr. Baer, who spoke briefly, said
thjat the project would drown out five
rapids, making transportation on the
river easier. It would be the first
unit of the Columbia Basin project, as
it-would supply cheap power neces
sary for pumping water. While it
was estimated at first that the power
could Be sold for two mills a kilo
watt fiouV' lower costs of 'construction
might decrease this cost to one and
three quarters ;rfills. The power could
bs sold economically 'as far' away as
Portland at one half cent per K. W.
Hi which would make it available for
heating homes, as half a cent a K. W.
H is equivalent to coal at $10 a ton.
?'As far as reclamation goes," said
Ml. Baer, "it would affect Oregon and
Washington the same. Oregon has
BttOOO acres which could come tinder
this project and Washington has 50,
000 acres in the Horse, Heaven coun
try. ; '' . ,' ;
The engineering data has been .com
pleted and the project is ready to go
aslsoon as congress gives the word.
Between 1500 and 2000 men would be
employed in the building, and enough
additional on other work to take care
of seven or eight thousand altogether.
We would like to have the moral sup
port of the WaUa Walla Chamber of
Commerce in this endeavor." ; .
Cougar Team Robbed
: A suitcase containing charts and
plays to be used in the Tournament
of Roses game with Alabama on New
Year's day was stolen from the Wash
ington State football team, along with
$70 and a gold watchat a New York
hotel Saturday night, it became known
Monday. Jacob Kirby, identified as a
"crasher" at a party given the team
to celebrate a victory over Villanova,
was arraigned in West Side court and
denied any knowledge of the stolen
goods. He recalled, however, that an
other crasher' had shown: him more
money than he usually had.
J , .
: . Frost-Laden Wires ;
Fog and frost have persisted in the
high country between Arlington and
Condon until all wires are heavy and
light failures are frequent Tele
graph and telephone lines are carry-,
ing tonnage of ice and some wires are
large as stove pipes, so it is reported.
Linemen are working to overcome the
trouble.' Thirteen poles were report
ed down on the telegraph line near
Condon. V ' '
' -U Hat Appendicitis ,
'Little Clayton Cornell was operated
upon for appendicitis at a Walla Wal
la hospital, Tuesday forenoon, ; and
favorable result are reported. Mrs.
L; A. .Cornell, grandmother of the
boy, went to Walla Walla, returning
to1 Athena after the elation.
I The Blue Mountain Bas
ketball League's Opening
Game Wednesday Eve
. The opening game scheduled for
the Blue Mountain Basketball league
will be played in Athena high school
gymnasium next Wednesday evening,
between Athena and Milton teams.
Pendleton, Milton, Adams" and Athe
na are the towns in the county which
comprise the league ; circuit. '. The
Athena team is sponsored by the re
cently organized Athena Athletic As
sociation, ;6f which E. C. Rogers is
president, and it is reported that the
Kiwanis club is back of the Pendle
ton team, y .
The schedule provides for a total of
nine games to be. played in each town
represented in the league. Follow
ing the game with Milton next Wed
nesday Athena's second game comes
at Pendleton, December -16.
Following is the player personnel
which has been coached in practice
by Ldurence Pinkerton, and'which is
uireu up ior piaces on me team: Wil
bur Harden, Arthur Taylor, Dalberth
Taylor, Gordon Watkins, Orel Mich-
ener, George Pambrun, Fay Pambrun,
John Pinkerton, Wayne Pittman,
Dean Pinkerton, George Weatherly,
It is expected the new suits for the
Athena team will arrive in time for
use in the opening game next Wed
nesday evening. Admission prices in
Athena f 6r the league games as given
the Press will 'be Athena grade
pupils free, high school students 25c,
Santa's Ajppeal'jr R
Mrs. Phillips' Poems -
An attractive book of poems by
Amy Carson Phillips, formerly a
resident of Athena, when her husband
was pastor of the local Christian
church, has recently been published.
The book contains a collection- of
poems written in the past several
years, some of which were read in
Athena by the author herself. The
poems are of high standard with
beautiful sentiment and each has a
definite message. . One, entitled "The
Infidel" received first prize in the Na
tional poets contest in 1928. The
volume is bound in tooled leather and
will be a real addition to anyone's
library. She. attended the University
of Oregon where she was prominent
in debating work being a member of
the winning teams. Her home is now
at Marshfield, Oregon..
A Slick Highway Puts
Cars and Stage in Ditch
.- A slick highway, caused by heavy
fog all of Tuesday night and Wed
nesday, made traffic dangerous east
from Athena to Walla Walla. A num
ber of cars were reported in the
ditch as a result of the slippery, con
dition, of the highway surface. ,
A car went into the ditch east of
the E. A. Dudley . place Wednesday
morning and had just been pulled out
by the Athena Garage wrecker, when
the west-bound Union Pacific stage
came along and slipped' into the ditch
on the opposite side of the highway.
No one was injured m either accident.
Passengers walked into town and
Glenn Dudley brought the Union Pa
cific iStage back onto the highway
with his caterpillar. The stage then
proceeded into town, picked up its
passengers and went on to Pendleton,
after being delayed for about an hour.
Thanksgiving day. the J. C. Burke
car skidded .off the highway into the
ditch east of .town. No one was in
jured, v One of the rear wheels of the
car was smashed.
Thanksgiving day, while en route to
the Ace Wagner home near Freewa-
ter, S, C. Charlton's car slipped off
the highway and landed in the ditch.
The car. was damaged to some extent,
the top and one fender being the
worse for the accident. Mrs. Frank
Sanders received severe bruises, and
Mr. Charlton and Mrs. Charlton and
Mr. Sanders escaped with a few minor
injuries. i ...
Dinner and Bridge
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harwood en
tertained at dinner and bridge Tues
day evening. Guests present were,
Mr. and Mrs. E.. C. Prestbye, Dr. and
Mrs. R. D. Blatchford, Dr. and Mrs.
Rice, of Pendleton, Mr. and Mrs. Max
Hnnner and Mr. and Mrs. James Lieu-
alien of Adams. Mrs. Hopper held
high score at bridge.
Regular Meeting Nights
At the regular monthly meeting of
the Athena Athletic Association Mon
day evening, details pertaining to the
playing schedule of the Blue Moun
tain Basketball league were discuss
ed and tentatively adopted. 'Regular
meeting niehts selected by the as
sociation are the first Monday in each
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Athena High School Is
In First Game Tonight
Coach Miller's Athena high school
football team will play its first game
of the season tonight on the home
floor, with a team from Whitman col
lege as its ' opponents. The Athena
players have been going through a
strenuous practice season following
the closing of the football schedule
and should be in fair playing form
for the opening' game.
The team from Walla Walla which
will play in the local gym tonight is
one of Whitman's intermural com
binations and Eldon Myrick, one of
Athena high's last year leading play
ers will be opposite his old team
mates, a member of the visiting quin
tet. The game tonight does not count
in the Umatilla county district schol
astic contest, and while it is an ex
hibition game, both teams will turn
in as perfect a game as though it
bore scholastic results.
The schedule for the Umatilla coun
ty district scholastic games is tenta
tively as follows:
December 17, Athena at Pendleton;
January 7, Athena at Weston; Janu
ary 9, Athena at Milton; January 16,
Helix at Athena; January 21, Athena
at Adams; January 23, Weston at
Athena: January 31, Milton at Athe
na; February 7, Adams at Athena;
February 13, Athena at Helix; ieb
ruary 14, Pendleton at Athena.
December 12 is an open date to ne
filled with an outside team. On De
cember 18, Dixie, Washington, teams
will come to Athena for a douoie-
1 Mrs." Patterson Home
Mrs. Patterson has returned from
a visit with relatives at LaGrande,
and is at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Jesse Smith. Mrs. Patterson
visited at the home of Tom Booher in
LaGrande. Tom is now a locomotive
fireman for the Union Pacific, run
ning out tit uGnmaU "
Mrs. Harrison Died
Word has been received here of the
death of Mrs. John Harrison of
Brownsville, which occurred Thurs
day, November, 20. Funeral services
were held Sunday, November 23. Her
daughter, Mrs. Charles Kirk, former
ly of Athena and who now resides
near Creston, British Columbia, has
returned to her home there. She had
been at the bedside of her mother
since the first week in October.
Belknap In Portland
C. C. Belknap, who formerly sup
plied a number of Athena patrons
with Nash clothing and lived at Pen
dleton, has been forced to give up his
work on account of failing health
and is how residing at 766 E. 45th
street North, Portland. Mr. Belknap's
Athena friends will be sorry to learn
of his serious illness.
Bad Roads Prevented Trip
Mr. and Mrs. M. I. Miller got as far
as Walla Walla Wednesday afternoon
of last week, enroute to Endicott,
Wash., to. spend Thanksgiving with
relatives, when bad condition of the
highway forced them to return home.
Shortly after arrival here their little
son Eugene became ill and has been
confined to his home since.
Death of Mrs. Gillette
Mrs. Lucille Rogers Gillette, pio
neer resident of Echo, died in a Port
land hospital Thursday of last week.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Clarence Gagnon, and two sisters,
Mrs. Dixie Oliver of St. Helena, and
Mrs. Neva Bettinger of Oakland, California.
Snow At Baker
With more than 20 inches of snow
in the foothills near Baker, the low
lands were bare until Monday when
several inches of whiteness covered
the town and Valley.'
Miss Maiden Delivers In
teresting Address of the
Missionary Work in India
Athena residents enjoyed an un
usual treat Wednesday evening when
they had' the" privilege of listening to
an address by Miss Daisy, Maiden,
who has recently returned from India
where she has been engaged in mis
sjonary work for the past two years.
She was stationed at Cuttack, near
Calcutta, and did, special work in the
orphanage there which is primarily a
rescue home for girls.V
Preceding her work in India, Miss
Maiden was at Chinkiang, China, on
the Yangtse river, for ten and a half
years.She with numerous others was
forced to leave China in 1927 during
the revolution at that time. Because
their buildings were on Chinese soil
the inhabitants contended that the
buildings belonged to the Chinese, and
the lives of the missionaries were in
danger as well as their property.
Headquarters have been removed to
Shanghai and Miss Maiden expects to
return there in thevfall.. She is a rep
resentative of the Church of God but
the work is undenominational. She is
on furlough at present and is visit
ing her parents who reside at Mil
ton. Mrs. L. A. Cornell and Miss Mary
Tompkins arranged an interesting
program aside from the address which
included a solo by Mrs. Ross Payne;
piano solo, Betty Eager; reading,
Mrs. C. M. Eager; piano solo, Miss
Esther Berlin; trombone solo, Dan
. A social hour followed the program
and the guests enjoyed seeing the in
teresting curios which were on dis
play. The affair was sponsored by
the Methodist ladies and was held at
the Methodist parsonage.
Engine Gas Kills Two
. In ,a Railroad Tunnel
Eugene. Two unidentified men are
dead and 11 others are in the hospital
here as a result of being caught in a
290-foot tunnel on the Southern. Pa
cific's Cascade Jirie between West Fir
and "Oak Ridge shortly : after noon
The men died from suffocation and
from being gassed and the survivors
are suffering from gas poisoning, at
tendants said, ,1 .
A 70-car freight train which left
Eugene shortly after 10 a. m., Monday
was on its way to Klamath Falls
when in some manner it broke in two
while in the long tunnel. It is believ
ed failure of the mechanism of the ir
brakes to function properly caused
the train to separate.
There were approximately 20 itiner
ants besides the crew on board the
train, but several managed to leave
the tunnel without assistance. .
Members of the train crew were able
to get out of each end of the tunnel
to signal approaching trains. The ac
cident occurred at a time when no
train was due for more than two
hours, it was said.
Moving to Walla Walla
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. DeMerritt are!
removing from Athena to Walla Wal-;
la, where Mr. DeMerritt has receiv-'
ed promotion by the Standard Oil;
company, and giving him a resident
position with the company in the Gar
den City. Mr. DeMerritt, for some'
time has been traveling auditor for
the company, during which time his'
family hai resided hert. :
Senate and House Open
Labors Amid Excitement
Washington. Falling gavels with
in and flailing police batons without
sent the 71st congress, away Monday
on its dying session.
. Both houses met on the stroke of
noon and at the very moment of as
sembly police were having their hands
full outside the chambers endeavoring
to disperse a mob of Communists
who attempted to invade, the capitol
with revolutionary banners. . 5 '-; "
; Crowded galleries, looking1- for a
thrill, witnessed the getaway, but it
was drabber than usual.
. The spectators were somewhat dis
appointed in that neither Senator
elect James J. Davis, republican . of
Pennsylvania, . .nor , Senator - elect
Pwight Morrow, republican of New
Jersey, appeared to take the oath of
office. . ... . ,
; Davis refrained from presenting
himself because had he done so, Sena
tor Gerald P. Nye, republican of
North Dakota, chairman of the senate
campaign funds investigating com
ftiittee, would have presented a mo
tion for Davis to ."stand aside" until
the committee can present a report
6n the amount of money used in elect
ing Davis.- - ;
Morrow's absence was explained by
(he fact that New Jersey state can
vassing board will not meet until later
iio ratify officially his election. .
J Death of George Corder'
' George Corder, a resident of this
city for the past 20 years, died yes
terday morning at the State Hospital
in Pendleton, where . he was taken
Several days ago for treatment'. He
Was born in Ohio, and was 82 years
of age at his death. Mr. Corder came
to the coast from Ohio about 35 years
ago. For many years he was employ
ed on the Northern Pacific 1 mainten
ance crew at Athena, under Foreman
Ramsay. For several" months he had
been in failing health before going
to the hospital. He is survived by one
daughter, Bessie. Corder and one son,
William Corder, of Tacoma, Washington.
Sells Home and Will Leave
Mrs. S. F. Sharp has sold her Athe
na home to Robert Carstens and in
company with her son and daughter
will leave in the near future for San
Diego, California. Mrs. Sharp has
been a resident of, Athena since 1879,
when she came here with her husband,
the late Dr. S. F. Sharp. Mrs. Sharp
does not know definitely, at this time
whether she will remain permanently
in California, where her daughter,
Mrs. Carrie Heinen resides. ;
Winter Courses At Ore
gon State College Starts
To Brighten Farmers
Oregon State College. With win
ter Becoming more and more a time
for farmers to go to school, either
by way of magazines, radio or actual
attendance at college short courses,
uregon btate college has added sev
eral short schools for this season
These will cover farm crops work on
seed testing and crop inspection, as
wen as the annual canners' school.
Announcement of the new' courses
followed the " unusually successful
prune growers' three-day short course
which drew 120 different growers
from all dried prune, counties of the
state to the campus conference. These
put in three days of solid study of
Cherry growers of the state will
hold a similar course at the college
December 15 to 17 when results of the
recent intensive campaign against the
cherry fruit fly will be discussed,
This year it was demonstrated that a
directed spray program timed to ac-
curacy of application, will control the
pest, though much additional study is
Men interested in grain inspection
work or in seed testing are offered a
full term course beginning January
5 and running .to Mai-ch 20. These
courses are intended for those who
are connected with marketing of the
northwest grain, hay or potato crops,
or for those who wish to fill positions
with seed houses as seed analysts.
Thecc two courses are separate and
are taught by different instructors,
but they are arranged so both may
be taken- together as well as allowing
the students to take other regular
courses in the college. .
The annual canners' short course is
a distinctive event of Oregon State
college and always draws men from
many states. The dates this year are
January 26 to February 13.
The Eagle Charm Club
One of the' largest affairs of the
winter season occurred Tuesday after
noon when the Athena members of
the Eagle Charm club entertained at
at the home of Mrs. John Huffman.
The rooms were beautifully decorated
with a profusion of autumn ' flow
ers, chrysanthemums predominating.
Games and needlework occupied the
fifty guests and at the tea hour the
hostess served delicious refreshments.
A short business session was held. The
club has been organized for less than
a year but is already thriving and
popular. Guests other than members
included, Mrs. Chet McCullough, Mrs.
Charles McFarland, Mrs. Fred Bruce,
Mrs. Bert Alkire and Mrs. Lee Craw
ford. Those responsible for the suc
cess of the affair were Mrs. J. D. Hug
gins, Mrs. Will Harden, Mrs. Bunn
Moore, Mrs. Henry Miller and Mrs.
Ora Shigley. : ''
McKenzie Chapter 0. E. S. held
the annual election Wednesday night
witft the following officers elected to
serve for the ensuing "year.' Mrs,
Chase Garfield .worthy matron; Mrs.
Marion Hansell, associate matron;
Mrs. James Cresswell, conductress;
Mrs. Kohler Betts, associate conduc
tress; Mrs. Louis Keen, secretary and
Sadie Pambrun treasurer Installa
tion will be held December 17.
At the regular meetinsr of Mignon
ette Rebekah lodge last week, the fol
lowing officers to serve for the en
suing six months, were nominated:
N. G.. Edna Mclntvre: V. G.. Lucille
Johnston; recording secretary, Virgie
Moore: financial secretary. Celia' Har
den; tfcatfurcSf, Katharine" Keen.
Miss lunrjorie Montgomery, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Montgom
ery of Pendleton, and Clayton (Newt)
Hodgen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J red
Hodgen of Adams, were united in
marriage at a quiet wedding in Walla
Walla, at the Presbyterian manse,
Monday afternoon. . Mrs. Francis
Lieuallen and Mr. Kenneth Hodgen,
of Adams, brother of the groom at
tended the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Hodg
en will reside at La Grande, where the
groom is employed by the Standard
Oil company. He was connected with
the company's distributing station in
Athena, before his transfer to La
, Killed At Crossing
Friends of Miss Elizabeth Holwager
were shocked to hear of the death of
her sister, Mrs. Rose Christianson
and little daughter Jane of Palo Alto,
California. , Mrs. Christianson was
driving her little girl to school and
in crossing railroad tracks had just
avoided the south bound train when
the car was struck by the "Lark" the
north bound Southern Pacific train.
Her sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and
Martha left Wednesday for Palo
Alto. Mrs. Christianson visited at
the home of Mra. B. B.; Richards
about two years ago. , ' j .'
Football players Complimented
Complimenting the football players
of the Athena high school, a party
was arranged for la:;t week, Tuesday.
All high school students and the facul
ty were guests and games and re
freshments wore features of the en
tertainment. Betty Jane Eager, Mil
dred Hansell, Myrtle Campbell and
Mary Tompkins acted as hostesses for
' Ex-Sheriff Improving
Zoeth Houser, former sheriff of
Umatilla county, who recently under
went two . operations at a Portland
hospital, is at the home of his daugh
ter Mrs. Nona McFaul in. Echo. lie
is gradually recovering, eo it is re
ported. ' ' ! K.. j .'. y, f
', Buy West Side Home
Ora Shigley i has purchased the
former Henry' Wood norne on the' west
side from Arnold Wood. The prop
erty consists of a residence and lots
2 and 3 in block 3, Rose's addition, to
AthSnaj I'.rrt r.T'V
Governor Norblad Would
Appoint Settlemeir, Re
Sa20m- Talk of a mandamus pro
:eedfriK to comoel fiovirin. m.kij .
to call a special election
county for the purpose of selecting a
BWl abator io succeed the late
Lloyd T. RevnoWa
Salem Monday after it became known
that the governor had announced
himself as opposed to such a special
nant over the governor's attitude on
the ground that it ahnta off nil v.Kan
of electing a member of the minority
parcy m mis county which they had
considered particularly good just at
this time with William A. rinlol! act
the prospective candidate.
Ihe governor's position, it is argued 1
is tantamount to dintatinw tha
pointment of Frank Settlemeier of
wooo burn to the position and a num- -ber
of proeressivA RniiWiiin whA
are opposed to Settlemeier's candi
dacy are also said to be considerably
wrought up over the situation.
On the other hand the rovwnnr hna
received a number of congratulations
on nis stand. Members of the Marion
county court, unaware that, thn
ernor had declared himself as opposed
10 a special election, called at the
executive office during . the day to
urge BUch action and commended the
governor for his action when apprais
ed of his stand.
The court was nnnnspd tn tha ola-
tion because of its expense, involving
as it wouia, tne expenditure of ap
It is believed here that Wal pn tri
plication may crow out of
ernor's plan for filling the vacancy.
He wan advi.u! Viv A
- ' --.vvviaivj Hi
Van Winkle last week that under '
existing laws the only method for
filling vacancies in the lepislntnrA ia
through special election called by the
Marion countv democrats hnrl nl.
ready planned, if the issue went to
an election, to throw W. A. Dalzell
into the race. Dalzell was candidate
for coneress aerainst W. f! HnwW
and ran far ahead of him in Marion ,
county. Several prospective republi
can candidates were mentioned.
Two Newly weds Are
Jailed at Lewiston
Lewiston. Two newlvweds. known
to neighbors in the fashionable
Lewiston Orchards residential section
as honeymooners. were arrABtprf nn a
The couple, Mr. and Mrs. C. S.
Oswald, who said they were married
vvaua in September, rented
the house in which thev KveA ahnnt
Federal acents and
said they found two whiskey stills.
uiic vi mem. in operation; eo gallons
of whiskey and 250 gallons of mash,
as well as distilling equipment.
They will be arraigned before a
United States commissioner.
Benefit Bridge Party
The Wauna trrouo of Camnfi rA crirla
sponsored a benefit bridge party
Saturday afternoon at thn Knlcrht.
of Pythias hall. The room was made
attractive by the use of varicolored
chrysanthemums and was lighted by
gaily shaded lamos. Rrirlr on,i
pinochle were enjoyed by the guests
and Mrs. Glenn Dudley and Mrs.
Jess Smith won first, while second
prizes were awarded to Mrs. Ralph
McEwen and Mrs. L. A. Cornell, re
spectively. Score cards and prizes
were made bv the irirls anH wm
cleverly planned. A dainty salad was
served at the tea hour. The sum of
sixteen dollars was realized from the
affair. The group wishes to thank
their friends for their kind eooDera-
tion in their enterprise.
Cayuse Kicked Him
Frank Watkins. who formerly re
sided in the north part of town, was
m Athena Tuesday from his ranch
southwest of Meacham. Frank was
sort o' limping as the result of weak
ness from a broken leg caused by a
kick from a cayuse some five months
ago. Mr. Watkins reports snow at
Meacham, but says cattle are still
browsing in open range on the
breaks near his ranch.
County Paya Tax
Umatilla county has paid its last
half of state taxes. The amount, $96,
094.45, was sent in full by check to
the state treasurer Monday, by Bettye
DcIIartt, county treasurer.
L. L. Mann Improving
L. L. Mann, who has been serious
ly ill at his home in Pendleton with
ulcer of the stomach, ia reported tq
be slightly iirfpYoVCd.