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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, FEBRUARY 13, 1931
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Potato is Only Main Food
Product Now in Big De
mand On Market.
Chicago. The potato, unknown to
civilization till the discovery of
America, stands forth today as the
only main food product for which de
mand warrants further supply.
Cries for cutting production of
meats and cereals are met -by an
nouncement of the potato that it will
increase by millions of bushels on
nearly 200,000 more acres this year
than in 1930. Although last year's
commercial crop provided three bush
els of the starchy tubers for each
man, woman and child, a peck more
for each person will be grown in
1931. The actual consumption is much
more, as no account has been made
of "spuds" grown for family use in
back yards and garden patches.
Demand has kept potatoes fairly
high in price, as compared to other
foods. Despite recent declines to
around $1 a bushel in the Chicago
market, growers know that the price
far exceeds that for grains-and that
more bushels can be grown on an
So, undaunted by declining prices
and reports of large stocks on hand,
American potato raisers have signi
fied to the United States department
of agriculture their intention of
planting 3,583,000 acres this spring,
compared with 3,394,000 last season,
as a hang-over crop cannot be kept
Lieuallen Again Elected
J. P. Lieuallen was again elected
president of Weston Stockmen's as
sociation at its annual meeting, held
Monday, reports the Weston Leader.
W. R. McLean succeeds himself as
vice president, and Ralph Tucker as
secretary-treasurer. P. A. McBride
and Fred Sams are members of the
Wheat Alfalfa and
SHEEP FOR SALE
L. L. Montague, Arlington
Trucks Are Lower in
Price Here This Year
The International Harvester Com
pany of America, represented in
Athena by Rogers & Goodman, an
nounce a very drastic price reduction
in their new 1-ton six speed special
motor truck. .
The new International six speed
special 14 -ton truck incorporates all
of the desirable characteristics of its
predecessor and, at the same time,
has many hew features which makes
it the outstanding truck in its class.
New power and better performance
have been made possible in the six
speed special through refinements in
engine, clutch, transmission, and in
the famous two-speed axle.' Added
power and improved performance
have in no way affected the six speed
special's operating economy. High
gasoline mileage and unusually low
oil consumption are still outstanding
features of this truck. The six speed
special's 136-inch wheelbase not only
adds to its Adaptability to a wider
variety of bodies but, combined with
streamline hood- and cowl and full
crowned fenders, also contributes to
its attractive appearance-the six
speed special is a remarkably good
The 1931 six speed special is mo
tored with a four-cylinder engine;
cast in block, L-head type; 3-inch
bore, 4-inch stroke, 173 cubic inch
displacement, N. A. C. C. rating,
19.6 H. P.; brake H. P., 30.4 at 2,000
R. P. M. Three point mounting with
rubber-cushioned rear supporters.
Three bronze backed, babbitt-lined
main bearings; total projected area,
13,75 square inches; front, 2x1
inches; center, 2x2 inches; rear,
2x2 inches; connecting rod bear
ings, 2x1 inches. Lubrication; Pres
sure feed to all main, camshaft and
connecting rod bearings. . Gear type,
gear driven oil pump. - Oil capacity 4
quarts. Pressure gun lubrication
throughout on chassis.
Frame: Pressed steel channel.
Depth, 5 inches; thickness, 3-16
inch; width, 32 inches; width of
flange, 2 inches. .
Final Drive: Spiral bevel gear drive
type with two speeds. Chrome-mo
lybdenum steel drive shafts. Mal
leable iron, banjo type housing. Dif
ferential bearings are tapered rollers.
Wheel bearings are of the combined
straight and tapered roller type.
Brakes: Service f our wheel, me
chanical, self-energizing, internal ex
panding shoe type. Fully enclosed.
Emergency rear wheels, internal
The six speed special with its series
of low speeds will pull capacity loads
out of gravel pits and excavations,
through sand, heavy mud and gumbo,
and up steep grades. It will go into
and come out of places difficult for
the ordinary truck in its class to ne
gotiate. Its ability to operate satis
factorily under adverse conditions
BARLEY FOUND BEST
Better Yields, Higher Feed
Value Pointed Out; Good
Variety is Important.
Oregon - State College. Barley
seems to offer the best promise as a
spring grain crop m western Oregon
this year, especially if prevailing
price relationships between barley
and wheat continue, says D. D. Hill,
farm crop specialist of Oregon State
college. Present wheat prices are
just half what they were last year,
while prices for barley have fallen off
only one-third, he says.
In addition to producing more
pounds of feed per acre than most
spring plants wheat, and on many
soil types more than oats, barley is
much higher in feed value than oats,
rating second only to corn as live
stock feed, Hill says. Although oats
are a good feed for horses and as a
part of the dairy ration, their high
fiber content makes them objection
able as hog feed.
Another point in favor of barley
is its desirablity as a nurse crop for
red clover, an important considera
tion in planning the crop rotation
program, Hill points out. February
is a desirable time to plant red clover,
he says, and if grain can be planted
with it as a nurse crop, a clover stand
can be obtained without losing the
use of the land for a year. Barley is
best for this purpose, wheat second,
and oats probably poorest
For early planting on upland soil
and for later planting on mellow bot
tom lands O. S. C. No. 7, is now con
sidered one of the best barley var
ieties to plant. There are seasons,
Hill says, when it will do much bet
ter Beeded in February than when
planted in the fall, as it sometimes
makes too rank a growth when plant
"February planting is of interest
mainly to those who have plowed now
which can be prepared quickly for
seeding during a few days of good
weather," said Hill. "If the land is
foul it is better to delay planting for
a while and give it an extra culti
vation or so to kill the weed growth.
Early planting is desirable only on
land which can be kept reasonably
has made it popular in all sections of
This truck is now being offered at
a price of $675.00 for the chassis with
complete equipment, f. o. b. the fac
tory and will be shown at the local
dealer's showroom in the near future
at which time an announcement will
High School Notes
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What is a rooting section for at a
basketball game? Most of the stu
dents at Athena high school haven't
the idea that they sit together so they
can support the team by rooting.
When they get ready to yell they act
as if they are being forced to do it
and don't seem to care whether there
is any life in) it or not. Another im
portant thing that keeps the spirit
down is a certain group of freshman
and sophomore boys and girls who
seem to think they are privileged
characters and must not sit with the
rest of the students, but must sit
in the back rows so they can be by
themselves. This does not exempt the
juniors and seniors either because
they don't yell or show much more
enthusiasm than the lower classmen.
There are grown individuals who are
willing to sit in the ' Athena rooting
section and help us yell so let's show
them that we are willing to support
the team, and show them that we
can yell and root as well as they.
The students of Athena public
school had the pleasure of listening
to the Walla Walla high school
"pep" band last Friday afternoon.
This "pep" band is under the direc
tion of Mr. Tilley, Sr. While the band
rested for a few minutes a girl's
quintet, under the direction of Mrs.
Tilley, sang a few numbers.
Everyone enjoyed the program and
all hope to again have the pleasure
of listening to them.
Athena Defeats Adams
The Athena quintet defeated the
Adams Warriors, Saturday evening,
February 7, on the home floor by a
score of 17 to 16. The Athena locals
took the lead making the first field
basket. Both teams played fast and
checked closely. At the half the War
riors took the lead by four points
with the score 14 to 10. The second
half found both teams checking close
ly and few points were made. A pep
rally started by the Athena student
body started the Athena boys which
ended in the final score. Hansell of
Athena was high point man making
7 points. '
The lineup for Athena was as fol
lows: Crowley, Lowell Jenkins and
J. Moore, forwards; Huffman, center;
Emery Rogers and Hansell, guards.
Girls Take Game From Adams
By playing the best basketball of
this season, the high school girls suc
ceeded in taking Adams down to de
feat last Saturday night by a score
of 24 to 16.. The teams were evenly
matched and the score was even up
to the last quarter, but Athena start
ed to pull away from the Adams
girls and had an eight point margin
at the end of the game. Myrick and
Campbell couldn't locate the loop the
first half but in the last they began
to find the basket.
The lineup for Athena was: Goldie
Miller, Mary Jane Miller and Helen
Barrett, guards, Velma Ross, Mar-
jorie Douglas, ceaters; Myrtle Camp
bell, Arleen Myrick, forwards.
First and Second Grades
Raymond Kibbey has returned to
Dorothy Martin who has been ill
for a month and a half, has not yet
returned to school.
Those on the honor roll for the
last month are: First grade June
Garfield, Belva Mclntyre, Helen
Johns, Donna Logsdon and Jimmy
Weber; second grade Louise Kingel,
Darrell Coppock, Jeanne Standage,
Bobby Stott and Margery Wilks.
The junior class held a short meet
ing at 12 o'clock, Friday, to discuss
selling candy at the basketball game,
Saturday night. It was decided that
they would sell candy at the game.
Wool Men Meet
Wenaha wool growers at their
meeting in Walla Walla were told by
J. F. Erwin, Umatilla forest super
visor of Pendleton, that shorter graz
ing seasons or reduction in the num
ber of sheep using the ranges will be
necessary. Deterioration of the
ranges in the forest must be stopped,
he said. The growers adopted a reso
lution asking that grazing fees in na
tional forests be cut in half, and also
urged passage of the Norbeck bill in
congress providing a ten-year preda
tory animal control program.
French to Buy Wheat
The French government has con
tracted with the Canadian wheat pool
to take 8,000,000 bushels during the
first four months of this year. This
accounts for one-third of the French
requirements, because the last crop
was insufficient. French protective
measures demand that 90 per cent of
home-grown wheat be mixed with 10
per cent imported. As a consequence,
the price in France is around $2 a
Missing Trapper Found
A posse on snowshoes, headed by
Deputy Sheriff Jackson, of Ashton,
Idaho, has located Gus Anderson, a
trapper who had not been seen since
he entered the Island Park country
last November. Jackson's posse
found the trapper near the boundary
of Yellowstone national park. He
was living in a brush lean-to and was
in no difficulty.
Mr. and Mrs. Velton Read spent
Tuesday in Wall Walla.
When It Comes To Repairs:
Who Wants an ImitationP
Y70ULD you call on your local mer
y chant and ask him for "imitation'
sugar, or raisins, or coffee? Would you'
ask him to sell you a pair of shoes
made of something 'just as good" as'
leather? Or a suit of clothes "made
for" a man, whether or not it fits you?
Get the Genuine
When you need re
pairs for your I H C
buy the genuine re
" pairs. See that this
on each piece.
Genuine I H C repairs are made from the
original patterns-all others are copied from
copies. Genuine I H C repairs are made of
the same material, have the same finish, fit as
accurately, and wear just as long as similar
parts purchased with the original implement or
We are the Authorized I H C Dealers
There is one certain and infallible way to
secure genuine I H C repairs buy them from
And remember that International service,
rendered by us, can only be 100 per cent right
when International machines are equipped with
genuine International repairs.
We Sell International Trucks
Rogers . Goodman
(A Mercantile Trust)
73 Year Old Fir Rail Is
Still On Fence at Scio
Scio, Or., Three score and 13 years
is a long period of service through
rain, sunshine and snow.
That's the records of a red fir rail
now on display in. the office of Riley
Shelton in Scio, according to H. C.
Miller, native of the Scio region.
Miller states that the rail was plac
ed in the construction of a fence
south of Scio in 1858 by H. M. Brown
captain of an emigrant train that
crossed the plains on tne westward
trek in 1845. That was the train
with which Mrs. Rebecca Morris
(Aunt Becky), queen of Linn coun
ty pioneers, fought their way through
parched deserts, swollen rivers and
hostile Indians 85 years ago.
The ancient piece of timber still is
in good state of preservation, not
withstanding the three-quarters of a
century it has defied Willamette val
ley summers and winters with their
versatile climatic conditions.
Three years prior to the opening of
the civil war the old rail was split
from a monarch of fir forests then
overlooking the present site of Scio.
Freewater District Fires
Two fires occurred in Freewater
vicinity last week. Due to the ex
plosion of a kerosene lamp, the resi
dence of B. C. Reynolds in East Free
water was damaged by fire and wa
ter. , The garage on the Charles
Records place near Pleasant View, to
gether with an Essex coach, was to
tally destroyed. Mr, Records, his
sons and neighbors succeeded in con
fining the flames to the garage, al
though the roof of his home caught
fire several times.
' York Sells Ranch
Jess L. York, Weston farmer, has
sold his two hundred acre wheat
ranch on Dry creek to W. T. Day of
Spokane. The new owner will take
possession of the place in thirty days.
It is well improved with a new house,
electric lights in house and barn and
woven wire fencing.
Beautify the Complexion
Strengthen the Countour
RAPID CLEANSING CREAM
Athena Beauty Shop
Sadie Pambran, Operator
- Fhona 32
Lambing Season Starts,
Peak About February 15
The lambing season in Umatilla
tilla county ia near at hand and pre
parations are being made by the
flockmasters to take care of an un
usually large increase in their ewe
Due to an open winter and plenty
of feed the sheep weathered through
in fine condition and everything
points to a successful lambing season.
Sheep lambing "is starting in the
Vale valley, Malheur county, and is
expected to reach its peak about Feb
ruary 15. With plenty of feed and
warm weather, sheep in that vicinity
are said to be in excellent condition.
If the weather remains fair, the loss
in lambs probably will be slight.
Although Malheur has more sheep
than other counties in Oregon, ac
cording to the state's agricultural
statistician, there is not enough to
utilize the entire hay crop of the
county. It is said that there remains
a surplus of between 6000 and 7000
tons this season.
"Days of '49" on Feb. 14
Committees of the Pendleton Lodge
of Elks are hard at work on plans
for "Days of '49" which will take
place at the Elks club on the eve
ning of Saturday, February 14. There
will be games and entertainment, in-,
eluding music by the 35 piece Walla
Walla Elks band. The evening's en
tertainment is given in lieu of the
usual Elks Minstrel show and is for
the benefit of charity.
One Potato Deal
The Weston Leader says the only
recent potato deal reported was made
by W. L. Rayborn & Sons, who sold
200 sacks to local buyers. Their Irish
Cobbler seed brought $48 and their
certified netted gems $38 per ton at
their cellar on Weston mountain.
Beware of Colds
"Only a cold." What a stupid remark I For every cold is
a Threat a warning. Every hour makes you more miser
able weakens your resistance makes it easier for your cold
to develop into something far worse.
Government reports indicate that there are more Influenza
cases now than at any time since the great war time epidemic
Go after your cold HARD End it in a hurry
Here is a list of real cold remedies:
A sneeze is the signal to
Rub vigorously on chest
30C and 60C
Watkins Laxative Cold Capsules. . . .... . 50c
Watikns Creosoted Expectorant, Metho
lated, Will break up any ordinary cold . . , . $ 1
Main. Street WATKINS' PHARMACY Phone 332