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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 23, 1931
Arrests Made In 1930 Total
464; For Violation of
Liquor Law, 194. -"
Following up the policy inaugurat
ed last year, Tom B. Gurdane, sher
iff of Umatilla county has issued a
comprehensive report of the activities
of his office for the year 1930, to the
taxpayers, or as Tom terms them,
The sheriff's report reveals that
crime is on the up-grade, as shown
in the number of arrests made an
nually by that office from 1907, when
132 persons were arrested to 1930,
with its total of 464 arrests. Going
back to 1925, taking the four year
term prior to the beginning of the
Gurdane administration, the .'a1" ',' jjr
of arrests made annually, ' . jg
to the report, were: For 1925, 301;
for 1926, 311; for 192?, 378; for 1928,
847. For the year 1929, under Gur
dane, 395 were made by the sheriff's
Of the total 464 arrests made in
1930, 194 resulted from prohibition
law violations, ranging from 71 ar
rests for liquor possession to 1 for
operating a still. Among other
charges for which prohibition of
fenders were arrested, the report dis
closes 38 for being drunk, 21 for sale
of liquor, 11 for transporting liquor,
28 driving while intoxicated, 14 for
maintaining a nuisance, 7 for posses
sion of a still and 3 for giving liquor
to a minor.
Number 'of stills seized by the
sheriff's office in 1930 were 14. In
1929 11 stills were taken, as com
pared with 4 taken in 1928, the re
port states and the amount of fines
assessed in 1928 totaled $11,585.00,
with $9,873.80 collected; ' for 1929
fines assessed totaled $16,693.50, col
lected $10,888.30; for 1930, fines as
sessed $16,016.45. collected $8,458.75.
Larceny led in the category of
crimes aside from prohibition, for
which arrests were made in 1930, at
26. Obtaining money under false
pretenses follow with a total of 21.
For forgery 19 were arrested and 17
were taken for auto theft, 17 for
burglary, 17 also for vagrancy, 16
on petty larceny charges, 14 delin
quent girls were apprehended, 7 men
arrested for rape, delinquent boys 7,
non-support 6, traffic violations 9,
murder 3, etc.
Increase in the work of the tax
department is also noted, in as
much as this department also takes
care of the automobile license appli
cations and bona fide producer's
tags. Each person now selling dress
ed livestock is required to obtain
from the sheriff's office a bona fide
producer's tag which is not only fill
ed out when the producer applies for
the same, but records are kept show
ing to whom the livestock is sold,
etc. Within the last year there have
been over 3,000 bona fide producer's
tags issued. In conclusion, Sheriff
Gurdane says in his report:
- "Since taking office in January,
1929, we inaugurated the 24 hour
service system and during this
period there has been no time when
there was not a man available at any
"Also we have established a bureau
of records whereby anyone interest
ed may come in and check a man's
record in every detail. Our record
bureau, I understand, at the present
time is one of the most complete,
outside of Multnomah county, in the
state of Oregon, and we are pleased
to show it to anyone interested at
any time they call. -
"In checking over the number of
arrests anyone can quickly note that
the work in this office is increasing
each ear. In addition to the number
of persons sentenced to the Oregon
State Penitentiary during the year
1930 there were 9 sentenced to the
Oregon State Training School at
Woodburn, Oregon, 11 girls sent to
the Louise Detention Home in Port
land, .? Oregon, 3 sentenced ' to the
Washington State Penitentiary at
Walla Walla, Washington, 4 sent to
Idaho State Penitentiary, 5 to Mc
Neil's Island and 1 to the Arizona
State Penitentiary, 1 to Alcatraz
Military Prison at San Francisco,
California, and 5 were sent to the
Oregon State Penitentiary at Sal
cm, Oregon, from other counties.
These 5 being picked up by this of
fice but receiving sentence outside of
"Also the automobile license ap
plications were exceptionally large
this year. Changing the annual year
for obtaining automobile license from
January the 1st, until July the 1st,
had much to do with this increase.
For ten days around July the 1st the
office was constantly kept busy tak
ing care of license applications. The
county derives twenty-five cents from
each temporary license issued and
this alone brought in a revenue of
Called By Death
' Suddenly Friday
Mrs. Sims Dickenson died sudden
ly Friday afternoon at her home in
the north part of Athena, "and her
passing was totally unlooked for by
family, relatives and her many
For a long time Mrs. Dickenson had
been afflicted with asthma and heart
trouble and while at times the con
dition of her health was serious but
at no time of an alarming nature.
However, on Monday of last week she
was taken to her bed with an attack
of influenza. Friday afternoon Mr,
Dickenson felt that his wife was
growing worse and called Dr. Mc
Kinney, but before the physician's ar
rival at the Dickenson home she had
passed away. The cause of the sud
den death was due to a complication
of asthma and heart failure, climaxed
by the influenza attack.
Mrs. Dickenson, who was Sylvia
Edith DeFreece, daughter pf Thomas
P. and the late Mrs. DeFreece, was
born near Umapine, Umatilla county,
January 26, 1883. She was united in
marriage to Sims Dickenson, October
25, 1899, and with the exception of a
few years spent m Arizona spent her
life in this county. She is survived
by her husband, oneson, Claud Dick
enson of Athena; 'three daughters,
Mrs. Henry Knight pf Elbaj Colorado;
Miss Hilda Dickenson of Arlington,
Oregon, and Miss Phyllis Dickenson
of Athena. She also leaves her", fath
er, T. P. DeFreece of Walla Walla;
three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Glenn of
Nyssa, Oregon; Mrs. Jack Cockburn,
Waitsburg, Wash.; Mrs. Myrtle Lee,
Walla Walla, Wash.
Mrs. Dickenson was of a most lov
able disposition which she reflected
on those with whom she came in con
tact a friendly woman held in high
est esteem by all, a devoted mother
and a kind, sympathetic neighbor who
will be missed by the entire community.
Funeral services were held from
the Christian church at 1:30 Sunday
afternoon, Rev. W. S. Payne of Wes
ton conducting the services assisted
by Rev. C. A. Sias of the Christian
church. A quartet composed of Mrs.
David Stone of Walla Walla, Mrs. R.
R. McEwen, Kohler Betts and Louis
Stewart sang two numbers and a
vocal solo "No Night There" was
beautifully sung by Mrs. Stone. Pall
bearers were J. R. Catron, a. L.
Charlton, Fred Gross, Forrest Zerba,
Willard Crabill and Jesse Gordon.
The floral tributes were many and
p Italians Celebrate the Feast of the Grapes
two rr w uv -.
Heme At Walla
Walla To Close
Throughout Itnly the people celebrate every fall the feast of the grapes at the time when the fruit riDens
; jn the vine. This photograph shows some of the floats In the parade at Torino.
Former Athenaites Pres- .
ent at Portland Luncheon
Mrs. Theresa Berlin is in receipt
of a letter form Mrs. Alma Koontz
of Portland, in which she gives an
account of a happy time a number of
former Athena ladies had recently at
a luncheon served in their honor at
the home of Mrs. G. C. Osburn, in
that city. -? v'
Athena folk now residents of Port
land, enjoy annually a picnic dinner
in some park or other in that city
and on those occasions reminiscences
are discussed over basket dinners
that carry those in attendance back
to the good old days when Athena
was young, and even farther, when
the town was called Centerville.
With one or two exceptions the
ladies attending the luncheon are
members of the recently organized
Athena club, which has for its ob
ject the cementing of those friend
ships formed, in most instances, many
years ago in the old home town.
Those present were: Mrs. DePeatt,
who is visiting in Portland; Mrs.
Zelma Harris, Mrs. Jacob Bloch and
daughter, Dolly, Mrs. Jim Clark and
daughter Vern and three children,
Etta Leach, Mrs. Lillie Miller, Mrs.
Effie Edington Smith of Hood River,
Mrs. Nora Barnett, Miss Flora Kemp,
Mrs. Callender and daughters Ivah
and Ruby, Etha Booher Lang, Mrs.
Wm. McBride and daughter Bessie,
Mrs. Huntington, Miss Areta Barrett,
Mrs. J. E. Gorman, Mrs. Potts, Mrs.
Ray, Mrs. Minnie Mitchell, Mrs.
Jacob Proebstel Mrs. Will McCollum,
Mrs. Alma Koontz and Mrs, Osburn.
Hunt For Man Lost
r In Mountains Ended
The search for Manford Alexander,
Cove man lost in the mountains since
December 16, has been practically
abandoned. Searching parties have
been in the mountains constantly
since the news of his non-appearance
in the mountain cabin was made
known. With the exception of his
snowshoe tracks for a short distance,
found early in the search, no other
clew has been found.
Mr. Alexander left December 16 to
join his brothers, who were trapping
in the mountains. With ever-increasing
snow it is believed he will not be
found until gpring.
Heppner Bank Has a
Wheat Exhibit of Its
Own, Illustrating Value
Heppner. Stories are told of the
early 20th century when wheat prices
were so low that if a sack dropped off
the big trailer wagons on the way to
market in Eastern Oregon it was not
worth stopping the team to pick it
Such a condition has about re
turned, judging from a display illus
trating the reduced purchasing power
of wheat which was put up in the
First National Bank of Heppner re
This exhibit showed a bushel of 40
fold wheat worth 50 cents at Morrow
county shipping points, while from it
ribbons led to cards on which were
printed the number of bushels needed
to purchase common necessities or
luxuries of the farmer. .To one side
was a companion exhibit recommend
ing feeding more wheat and eating
more lamb. .
Some of the comparative values
shown on the cards follow:
It takes a bushel of wheat to trans
port four bushels to the Portland
terminal. . -
It takes a bushel of wheat to pur
chase 6 loaves of bread.
Four and one half bushels of wheat
make a barrel of flour. It takes 11
bushels to buy a barrel of flour.
It takes 16 bushels of wheat to pay
the interest on $100 for one year.
It takes one bushel of wheat to
buy two gallons of gasoline.
It takes one bushel of wheat to buy
It takes 400 bushels of wheat to
purchase a drill, and 5000 to buy a
It would take 806,500 bushels out
of an estimated 1,500,000 bushel crop
in Morrow county to pay the taxes
in the county.
Athena Teams Lose
To Helix and Adams
Weston Bank Directors
Have Purchased Assets
Pendleton. Depositors of the
Farmers Bank of Weston, which was
voted into the hands of A. A. Schram,
superintendent of banks, November
11, are to receive 100 cents on the
dollar, it was announced here.
The seven directors of the bank
have purchased the assets of the bank
and are under a contract whereby
they are to pay the expenses of
liquidation, and are also to pay all
depositors in full. The amount, out
side of the cost of liquidation, is
$122,000, the sum ; representing the
deposit liabilities. Depositors num
ber between 400 and 500. -
The directors, who are J. H. Key,
president of the bank, at the time of
closing; J. M. Banister, Frank Price,
J. M. Price, George W. Staggs, Joseph
Wurzer and Sim J. Culley, waive all
right to dividends on their deposits,
until all other depositors are paid.
The deposits of these men total $36,
000. In addition to the waiver, four
of the directors have, in addition, put
up a sum of $9,000 as further guar
antee. The plan for payment to depositors
provides for 25 per cent dividend on
March 1 of this year; 35 per cent on
November 1, of this year and the
final 40 per cent on November 1, 1932.
Two Escapes Captured '
Two women patients of the state
hospital at Pendleton, made their
escape from that institution Friday
afternoon by climbing through a
transom. Thev made their way
through Pendleton without detection
and boarded the east-bound Union
Pacific stage at Havana and rode to
Athena. Later- in the evening they
were apprehended at the Athena Ho
tel by one of the hospital attendants,
and returned to their quarters.
Tom Campbell of Pendleton spent
the wek-bd witU Oral Michener.
Griswold high school of Helix was
too strong for Athena high in the
double header basketball game in the
local gym Friday night and took both
the boys and girls' games. Athena
girls lost by the score of 52 to 22,
and Helix boys won their contest by
the score of 20 to 11.
Despite the fact that the game was
one-sided, the Athena girls put up
a stiff fight through all four periods.
Karstens, Helix forward, scored 39
points for Griswold. The lineup for
Myrtle Campbell, Arleen Myrick,
forwards; Goldie Miller, Marjorie
Douglas, centers; Weaver, Helen Bar
rett, guards. Velma Ross, Nylene
Boys Score, 20-11 ,
' The first half of the boys game was
held practically all through to a five
man defense by both, sides with some
of the closest checking seen on the
local court this year. At the half the
Grizzlies were in the lead 12-2. The
second half . opened with Athena
breaking quickly with the result that
nine points were rung up by the home
squad, with Helix making 8, the
game ending 20-11 in favor of Helix.
Athena " Helix
Crowley ...U.....F..,........ Boylen
Moore .........,;...F.-..- Wagner
Huffman ...;... .C... ..... Kupers
L. Jenkins ...........G... Clemens
Leland Jenkins G Karstens
Hansell. .. S . , ,
Adams Takes Double Header
Wednesday evening Athena boys
and girls' teams lost a double header
to Adams high school on the Adams
court. The girls' game was well
played and up to the last minute of
play it was just anybody's game.
Several different times the score was
tied up and at no time did either team
lead by more than three points. Athe
na led at the half, 9-8.,,, With one
minute to go in the last period, the
teams were tied at 14, an Adams for
ward tossed one through the hoop,
and there the game ended, Adams 16,
In Coach Miller's summary of the
boys' game, it is plain to be seen
that the principal cause of Athena's
downfall, was simply too much Boots
LaCourse. Adams led all the way in
a game that was fairly . close until
near the close of the first half, when
Adams scored six points to make it
21-12 in her favor. The second half
opened at a fast clip and in a little
while Athena lost the services of
Crowley and Lowell Jenkins who were
retired on fouls and Adams was then
leading, 25-18. Miller threw in sub
after sub until the records show that
he played 13 men against Adams.
The game ended with Adams on the
long end of a 38-18 score. LaCourse
made 22 points for Adams. Lowell
Jenkins was high for Athena with 8.
Past Matrons' Club
Mrs. H. A. Barrett motored to
Pendleton Tuesday where she attend
ed the meeting of the Past Matrons'
club which occurred at the home of
Mrs. William Albee. Twenty ladies
were present and were pleasantly en
tertained by guessing games, arrang
ed by Mesdames Dan and Archie Mc
Intyre, the hostesses for the after
noon. The year book was outlined and
an educational program will be fol
lowed during the year. The next
meeting will be at the home of Mrs.
J. C. 'Woodworth.
To Investigate '
Oregon seems to be united on Rose
burg as the site for the new $2,000,
000 soldiers home on the Pacific coast.
General George Wood, of the home
commission, has been . investigating
sites at Liberty Lake and Coeur
d'Alene, and later will come to Walla
Walla to investigate a site offered
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Actor Hackathorne Finds
Father After a Lanse of
Thirty Years Wandering
Recently the Los Angeles Times
published the following account of a
former Pendleton boy meeting his
father after a lapse of thirty years:
"Thirty years ago George M
Hackathorn walked out of his home
in Pendleton, Ore. What had happen
ed is of no moment now. He had been
away to the Spanish War with the
(second Oregon Regiment and per
haps his experiences in the Cuban
campaign had done something to him,
just as the World War a generation
later was to play havoc with the lives
of so many others.
"His family never heard of him
again except a report he had been
killed in a Pennsylvania mine dis
aster. But he and his son, George H.
Hackathorne, motion picture actor,
were reunited by one of those curious
tricks fate some times plays in Holly
wood. The elder Hackathorne lives
in Brentwood Heights and has lived
there for some time.
For years George Hackathorne has
been a widely known figure in Holly
wood. Frank Lucey, a race horse
owner, noted the similarity of names,
learned something of the Spanish
War veteran's history and brought
father and son together. They had
not met since the son was three years
of age. The father, now 70, is a re
tired horseman. " .
"As they talked at Mr. Hacka
thorn's cottage, the younger George
sought to explain the slight differ
ence in the spelling of their names.
"When I went into motion pictures,"
he said, "the company insisted upon
attaching the 'e' to my name. They
thought it added something or other."
"Well, it added the V at least," the
father commented dryly."
Will Visit Regularly
As advertised in the Press of last
week, Dr. Dale Rothwell, eyesight
specialist of Pendleton, made his
first regular visit to Athena, Monday,
and received a number of local people
in the parlor of the Athena Hotel.
Dr. Rothwell stated that he was gra
tified at the number who called on him
for eye corrections and refitments of
glasses during the day. Hereafter,
Dr. Rothwell will endeavor to make a
regular monthly visit to Athena with
the view to building up a satisfactory
practice in Athena and surrounding
country. The doctor has his labora
tory and offices at Suite 18, Bond
Building, over the Woolworth store
at Pendleton, where he is prepared to
successfully combat the most re
fractory cases of optical disorders re
sulting from impaired vision, by fit
ting the patient with proper lenses at
The doctor formerly practiced in
Pendleton, returning there but re
cently from Seattle, where for twelve
years he had offices and a lucrative
practice. The date of Dr. Rothwell's
next visit to Athena will be announc
ed in the Press.
Walla Walla. Sixteen children,
angmg in ages from 8 to 15 years
in age, boys and girls, will have to
be provided for by the county, the
walla Walla County Commission was
notified Tuesday afternoon, by the
Stubblefield Home board, as the Stub
blefield home, East Walla Walla, will
oe closed next Monday.
Homes for some of the youngsters
may be sought in families of this
county. The board will meet later
in the week in an effort to draw a
plan for meeting the situation and
taking care of the sixteen children
who have been living at the home.
The home has been operated a num
ber of years on funds left by the
will of Joseph Stubblefield. Shrink
age of income, due to low wheat
prices, made it necessary for the in
stitution to close, at least temporarily
County commissioners will meet to
decide ?.hat to do about the 12 to
16 children now being cared for at
the home, who will become wards of
the county when the home closes. W.
J. Earnest has beea named to invest!
gate each case, and he will report to
the commission. It is expected that
a number of them will be taken care
of by their parent, parents or rela
tives, while the rest will have to be
cared for by the eounty.
. Dancing Party
A festive occasion was that of last
Friday night when a group of friends
was invited to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. A.' Cornell. The decorations
of festoons of vari-colored crepe
paper and myriad balloons lent a
carnival air. Dancing was the di
version of the evening and music
was furnished by John Huffman and
Fred Bruce. Radio music was also
enjoyed. Supper was served bv the
hostess. Those enjoying the hospital
ity of Mr. and Mrs. Cornell were Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Bleom, Mr. and Mrs.
Gordon Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Little. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bruce Mr.
and Mrs. John Huffman, Miss Mary
Cameron, Miss, Margaret Lee, Miss
Blanche Thorson, IMss Delia Bryant,
Dan Tilley Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pink
erton and Mr. and Mrs. M. I. Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Swift and Fred
Milton Wins From the
Athletics In Final Game
K. of P.'s Entertain
The first of a series of card parties
was given Thursday night of lat
week by the local Knights of Pythias
at their hall. The affair was most
informal. The game of hearts was
played for a time, Harold Kirk and
Mable Duncan winning first prize
and Mrs. C. E. O. Montague Ernest
Duncan the consolation. Singing
dancing and a delicious supper were
enjoyed later in the evening. There
were about twenty-five present. "
Will Meet Here
The Masters and Wardens Associa
tion of District No. 17, will hold a
meeting in Masonic Hall, Athena, on
next Friday evening, January 30. An
interesting program is being prepar
ed tot this meeting. '
The team repersenting Milton in
the Blue Mountain Basketball league
took the final game from the Athe
na Athletics in a fast, hectic e
counter on the local court Tuesday
evening, winning 28 to 2. Bill King,
boss of the Helix Red Devils, referred
the contest and his decisions were
fair and satisfactory.
At the half the score stood 10-13
in Milton's favor. Athena made 4
points in the third quarter while
Milton garnered 10, the score total'
for Milton 23, Athena 14. In the
last period Milton 'was held to five
points while Athena made 12.
Harden was high scorer for Athena
with 11, Taylor made 9, and Vancil
led for Milton with 15. Owing to a
sore heel, Dean Pinkerton was out
of the game and Gordon Watkins
played at guard. Athena plays at
Pendleton Tuesday night. Following
is the lineup.
Athena 26 Milton 28
Taylor 9 1....F 15 Vancil
Michener 1...... F 5 Mansfield
Harden 11... C 4 Vannice
Hodgen G 2 Moore
Pinkerton 2 G 2 Smith
Watkins 3 St
"Dudes" Win From "Duds"
In a close game in which real bas
ketball was played in spots, the
Athena "Dudes" won from the Milton
"Duds" by the close margin of one
point, 15 to 14. G6rdon Watkins war
high point man over the whole ka
boodle with 6. Lisle Gray, who at
one stage of the contest by accident
announced to the audience that he was
"all in," was in second place with
five points. Emery Rogers made a
good referee in the preliminary contest.
SLATED FOR THE AX
Plan of Grouping of Duties
Under One Head Meets
State College Band
Oregon State College band will
be at Pendleton, March 25, as a part
of the twenty-sixth annual concert
tour into Eastern Oregon territory.
Regarded as one of the very best col
lege bands in the northwest, this
well-known military band makes a
tour of some section of the state or
neighboring states each year. Last
fall an extended trip to Chicago was
made with the Oregon State College
Milnor's Visit January 28 .
On account of a death in the family
of George S. Milnor, of the Farmers'
National Grain corporation, his visit
to Pendleton has been deferred to
next Wednesday, January 28, at
which time he will hold a meeting to
discuss the wheat marketing situation
with th groVcr of Umatilla county.
Salem. Robert P. Nntann
to the Morning Oregonian, 'says:
ADontion of some 14 boards and
commissions of the ntt
grouping of their duties and func
tions under a department of agricul
ture was proposed in a measure pre
sented for Dreliminnrw
before a joint session of the senate
and house agricultural committees.
"The measure, would bring about a
radical rearrangement of the admin
istrative functions of the state as re
lating to agriculture. It is being
urged as a means of creating greater
efficiency and giving the farmers
and stock raisers of the state a
greater return for the money expended.
"Anions' the boards) wMnh
done away with under the unified
plan, which is understand tn ha sim
ilar in character .to thosn nnw in ef
fect in 43 of the 48 states, are:
estate board of horticulture, pure
seed board, state Hvpt.tnr.ir ynaA
state veterinarian, state dairy and
iooa commission, state chemist, Btate
bacteriologist, advisory livestock
brand adjusting board.
tration board, state fair board, state
market asrent. state lima hnarA .nj '
w . wvw. Mill.
the state seed board.
"The new denartmenf. ulnn nrnnlJ
M .auw ITWUIU
take over certain regulatory functions
of the state experiment station and
the Oregon State poll
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seeds fertilizers, limej spray and ro-
"The initial draft of th Kill Itroa
rtrenaren hv RonnMntofa
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Pherson of Linn county but it was
indicated that its detailed features
probably will be chane-ed
in a general re-writing of the mea
sure by the joint committee. It Was
considered likely that the proposed
department of agriculture tvnnlrl n.
ceive the approval of the committee
ana might be sponsored in each
house by the respective agricultural
"Annroval of the crenernl nlpn lira a
voiced by a group of farm producers
Who met here under thn numina nt
the state chamber of cqmmerce. The
meeting adopted a resolution favor
ing the hxmg of standards for farm
products by the state and the riVnflrt.
ment of agriculture was favored as
the best agency of putting such regu
lations into effect. J. W. Mayo of
the Bank of Stayton was chairman,
and W. G. Ide. secretary of the utoto
chamber of commerce, acted as sec
retary. "Members of the group later ap
peared before the Joint committee tn
urge favorable action on the agricul
tural department plan.
"The onlv onnositinn tn the cronernl
plan that developed at the meeting
was based on the action of the voters
at the November election in turnintf
down the cabinet form of govern
ment. It was suggested that this plan
of centralization was a stcn in the '
direction of the cabinet system. A
number of technical changes were
suggested by Senator Dunne of Mult
rromah county.. The bill will be stu
died by members of the two commit
tees and opinions of farmers and
stock raisers solicited.
"The measure provides that a di
rector of agriculture to have charge
of the department should be appoint
ed by the governor with the consent
of two-thirds of the senate. He would
assume office July 1, 1931, and the
functions of the various boards desig
nated for abolition would cease at
the same time. It was suggested that
J. D. Mickle, state dairy and food
commissioner, has two years yet to
lerve on his elective term and would
have to be retained at least for that
"Under the director there would be
five division chiefs conducting the
work of divisions of laboratories,
plant industry, animal industry, mar
kets and marketing. The director
would receive $5000 and the chiefs
sach salary as the governor and di
rector should fix,"
Miss Lois Smith entertained the
Pinochle Club at her home last
Thursday evening, a feature being the
old fashioned oyster supper served
preceding the play. Mr. and Mrs.
Bun Moore were additional guests.
High honors for the evening were
won by Mr. and Mrs. George Brace,
the consolation prizes being present
ed to Mrs. Arthur Jenkins and Mr.
Reduce Team Pay
It is said since the decrease in the
price of feed has resulted in the rate
paid for team hire on highway con
tract jobs being reduced, from 3 to
fZ.50 per day.