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THE PRESS, ATHENA, "OREGON, FEBRUARY 27, 1931
OREGON PEA CROP
Crop May Have to be Aban
doned Unless Infestation
Can Be Checked.
Oregon - State College. Oregon's
rapidly growing Austrian Winter
Field pea seed crop, which last year
totalled more than 4,000,000 pounds
and was valued at approximately
$200,000, is seriously threatened by
the pea-weevil, whose increase has
more than kept pace with the increase
in crop acreage, says the Oregon Ex
periment station, v
In isolated fields where three suc
cessive crops of peas have been grown
on the same ground, the crop, in the
last few years, has been almost a
total loss due to pea weevil injury.
"Unless the ravages of the weevil
can be checked, the growing of this
valuable cash crop will have to b
abandoned in the Pacific Northwest,"
says A. O. Larson, entomologist of the
experiment station, who has recently
issued Station Circular 99, setting
forth measures for control of this
pest in the Willamette valley. Copies
of the pamphlet are available upon
request at Oregon State college.
- The idea has been common that the
seed peas themselves were the princi
pal source of infestation of the new
crop and that fumigation of the seed
crop was the only control needed.
Careful investigations have shown,
however, that this is almost a negligi
ble factor, Larson says, and that there
are three other much more important
sources of infestation. These are gar
den peas allowed to ripen jn the
neighborhood, shattered peas left on
the field, and infested screenings left
standing .around in sacks after har
r Control measures must take into
consideration all of these factors to
bg effective, Larson says, and cooper
ation of all pea growers is essential in
keeping the neighborhood clean. Those
who do not cooperate furnish weevils
for their own crops as well as for
those of their neighbors.
Weston Leader: The Merritt a.
Baker residence" on South Broad
-street, occupied by the Andy Barnetts,
has been undergoing repairs and al
terations, "arid two. interesting relics
were discovered. An open-faced
watch with a silver xiase,v madq in
. 'Liverpool j ; England, wa found over
the facing. The date of its manu
facture could not be deciphered, but
it was initialed J. M. B. Under a-door
sill a silver quarter bearing the date
of 1855 was brought to light. The
house was built more than a half
College Students Ask
For Speech, Claim Is
Made by Defendant
; Lectures on communism which he
delivered before students of Reed col
lege three weeks ago and before stu
dents of the University of Washing
ton recently were at the invitation of
the students, Fred Walker, 23, organ
izer for the Young Communist league
of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
Alaska, told members of the Jury at
the trial of Ben Boloff, 37, on charges
ol criminal syndicalism, says the Ore-
gonian. The case entered its fifth day
in the court of Circuit Judge Ekwall.
Walker was the first witness called
by the defense after the state rested
its case shortly after 2 p. m., and the
defense moved for a directed verdict
for acquittal, which was denied by the
Paul Munter, 22, secretary of the
international labor defense for Port
land, was the second witness called
by the defense. Asked by defense at
torney whether, in the event of a
revolution breaking out "at 9 o'clock
tomorrow morning, or, possibly, at
9:30," he would join the forces of the
communists in the aid of the workers,
"It would be unnecessary to join.
We would be there."
Both Walker and Munter are at
liberty under $2500 bail each, await
ing trial, having been indicted on
charges of criminal syndicalism.
MURDER AT YAKIMA
Mrs. Mabel Hopkins Tells
of Killing Frank Smiley
Klamath Falls. A sworn statement
describing the killing of Frank Smiley
with a hammer at Yakima, Wash.,
last December and the disposal of the
body in a lonely canyon in the Horse
Heaven hills was in the possession of
Deputy Sheriff Gano on his arrival
here with Mrs. Mabel Hopkins and
Charles' 0. Baker, accused of the
crime. ' ' ,
The confession was obtained, Gano
said, from the woman en route from
Los Angeles, Cal., where the two
were taken into custody following the
tracing of correspondence by Chief
Jones and Sergeant Askerman of the
Klamath Falls police department
The local officers will receive the
greater part of the $500 reward of
fered for capture of the prisoners, ac
cording to the Yakima officers who
gave them full credit for the arrests.
Umatilla County Aids
Approximately $2000 worth of food
stuffs have been shipped from points
in Umatilla county to aid in feed
ing the people in the drouth-stricken
districts, reports Berkeley Davis,
Umatilla county Red Cross chairman.
Milton-Freewater, Stanfield and Her?
miston people contributed three car
loads of food. Chairman Davis says
cash donations have been made also.
McNary Will Help
Senator McNary wired the Pendle
ton East Oregonian that he will co
operate towards securing the con
struction of the eight mile gap in the
Weston-Elgin road, lending his as
sistance when the field men of the
forest service and bureau of public
roads at Washington, file their report.
Largest Number Prisoners
Thursday of last week saw . the
largest number of prisoners enrolled
at the Oregon state penitentiary in
the history of that instituion. Four
inmates from Union county, one from
Yamhill and two from Douglas coun
ty, swelled the" total number of in
mates to 924.' ' .
Pasco Plane Smashup
Gus Tews, 85, was killed and Harry
Crupe injured when a plane piloted
by Crupe crashed near the Franklin
county airport;,' late last Thursday
The ship fell jh spin from an alti
tude of 2,000 feet. : v
' Farm-to-Farm Canvass
At a recent farm meeting in Walla
Walla, A. R. Shumway, director, sug
gested that a wide-awake committee
be appointed to conduct a direct farm
to-farm canvass for active members
of the district co-op. This seemed to
meet the approval of those present.
Charles Cook, manager of the Pen
dleton unit, spoke briefly near the
close of the meeting, saying that he
thought Mr. Shumway's plan of in
terviewing every farmer personally
and meeting his objections with a
lucid-explanation, was very feasible.
Cook added that he had used this can
vassing method with great success in
. One Robber Less
William Wheeler of Lebanon was
shot and killed after he had robbed
a service station near Oswego by the
owner, R. W. LaDue, and Pearl Bill
ings, 18, of Waterloo, Oregon, ac
complice is in custody. Wheeler order
ed La Due and his wife into a rear
room and ran out to his car. As he
was trying to start it La Due seized
a rifle ran out and shot- just as the
car moved away. Wheeler fell for
ward dying and Miss Billings leaped
from the car and disappeared in the
underbrush along -the roadside. She
was found by deputy sheriffs after
she had returned to the highway.
Weak Alfalfa Market
Due to continued slow demand caus
ed by mild weather and extremely low
prices for poultry and dairy products,
Pacific northwest alfalfa markets
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Farmers of Yamhill
Present Resolution on
Taxes to the Governor
McMmniville. An Appeal to Gov
ernor Meier to call a special session
of the legislature to work out some
plan of real property tax relief un
less something is done at the pres
ent session was voiced by between
700 and 800 farmers and taxpayers
in a resolution unanimously adopted
at a meeting of the Yamhill County
Tax Equilization league here Satur
day. - '
The resolution, addressed to the
"Whereas you in your campaign
for governor of this state promised
the taxpayers of Oregon that you
would work for and do all in your
power to help relieve the tax burden
on real property and on your prom
ise we gave you a vote of confidence,
and whereas the legislature has been
in session for its allotted time and
no constructive measure has as yet
been passed by that body, and where
as the tax situation in this state in
relation to real property is unbear
able and is about to bring about the
ruin of a great number of the farm
ers of this state, and if something is
not done at this session of the legis
lature to relieve the present condi
tion, then we request that a special
session of that body be called by you
to work out some relief.
"We are still looking to you for
assistance in this matter. We are
further looking to you to veto all
laws that are going to add anything
to the present tax burden."
High School Notes
The junior English class elected
new staff officers Monday. The fol
lowing students were elected: Arleen
Mvrick-editor: Esther Berlin, assis
tant editor; Marjorie Douglas, sports
editor and Glenn McCullough as
sistant sports editor.
An assembly in honor of George
Washington's birthday was held Fri
day morning at 11 a, m. The pro
gram was as follows:
Auld Lang Syne and America....Band
Trombone Trio......Leo Geissel, Ralph
Moore and Garth Pinkerton. ,
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean....
February Drill....lst and 2nd Grades
Flag Drill 3rd and 4th Grade Boys
Battle Hymn of the Republic.....
Flag Saiute L Assembly
Washington's Boyhood....Jack Weber
Washington Crossing the Delaware
:........... Buddy Weber
Reading Helen Barrett
Poem Wilma Mclntyre
Poem Doris Jenkins
Presidency of Washington
Washington as a Soldier
America the Beautiful Assembly
Athena Girls Defeated by Dixie
The Athena girls were defeated by
the Dixie girls with a score of 31 to
13 on the Dixie floor. The girls work
ed hard but were unable to make the
baskets.. The Dixie girls played a
very good game and it seemed that
their forwards could not miss.
. The line-up for Athena was as fol
lows: forwards, Myrtle Campbell,
Arleen Myrick; centers, Velma Ross,
Nylene Taylor; guards, Goldie Mill
er, Helen Barrett; subs, Vinete
Dixie Defeats Athena
The Dixie boys defeated the Athe
na locals, Friday evening, February
20, on the Dixie floor by the close
score of 18-15. The Dixie boys took
the lead and the Athena quintet were
unable to overcome them. Botn teams
played hard but the locals could not
find : the basket. At the half the
Dixie boys took the lead by 9 points.
The Athena boys througnoui me
fivt hnt. were not able to get or
ganized because Jenkins and Hansell,
first string players, were ill. In the
last quarter of the game Athena did
not allow Dixie a shot and began to
put the ball through the loop, ine
Athena boys startea a nrew vi
shooting which could not be stopped
by Dixie. Huffman of Athena was
fouled out during the third quarter.
The lineup was as follows: center,
Huffman; forwards, Jenkins, Crow
ley; guards, Rogers, Pickett; subs,
Rogers, Geissell, Weber, Murphy and
The following students are on the
honor roll for the first six weeks
period of the second semester. This
all students who have no
grade lower than a II in any subject
or m deportment.
Seniors: Emery Rogers and Staf
Juniors: Arleen Myrick, Betty Jane
Eager and Marjorie Douglas.
Freshmen: Walter Singer.
The Girls League has been busy
Aurintr the oast few weeks in plan
ning a banquet in honor of the bas-
Irothiill bovi and Kins, wmmniera
atmointed for the various duties.
... . . . 1
Doris Street is chairman 01 ine iooa
committee: Georgie Green is chair
man, of the decoration committee:
Mary Tompkins is chairman of the
serving committee:, and Marjorie
Montague is chairman of the table
committee. Betty Eager will be toast
mistress for the evening.
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The Vox Theatre
7:15 P. M
R. C. A.
7:00 P. M.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Mighty sequel to "Beau Geste,"
RALPH FORBES IRENE RICH
Vast hippodrome of action. Incred
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' Also Two Comedies
"Humanettes" "Mickey's Gang"
SUN;, MON. and TUES.
Hero of the "Rogue Song" and the
screen Jenny Lind together.
Drama Mystery Romance
Truly a great entertainment
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is seriously ill at his home in Dun
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Sunday. Corbett was a candidate
for governor in the May primary.
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