V" A BIG JOB. BUT ITS DEAD EASY It would be a big 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 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 Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter VOLUME 44 ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, MARCH 13, 1931 NUMBER 11 rmirmni mum mm i OiniHL AT APRIL TERM On Charges of. Violating a Federal Law, Classed as a Misdemeanor. Walla Walla. The six Milton-Free- water men arrested last week on charges of violating a federal law will likely have their trial at the Pen- dleton term of federal court begin ning April 7, if the defense can pre pare its case by that time. The men, all officers or directors of the Prune Growers Co-Operative association of Freewater, were arrested , under a law, which it is stated has never be- fore been invoked. They are accus ed of having failed truly and correct ly to account to growers for the pro ceeds of the sale of prunes during the 1929 shipping season. The six men ' claim the association had the right to withhold certain amounts from those who sold through the as sociation. . According to the information be tween August 20 and Sept. 5, 1929, the association, which was engaged in a commission business, received prunes from various growers m the Freewater district by virtue of agree ments with the growers to pack, sell and ship them at the actual cost The association is charged with with holding amounts representing each growers proportionate cost of equip ment used in the packing process" as well as the cost of labor and ma terials. The defendants claim this charge for equipment was a legitimate ex pense. The government alleges the association went beyond the provis ions of its agreements with the grow ers by withholding this amount.. Growers were not expected to pay for the cost of machinery, it is claim ed by the government. The offenses charged are only mis-, demeanors, so no indictments have been asked by the office of the dis trict attorney. Missionary Conference The ladies of the Baptist church of Milton entertained members of the Pendleton, Helix and Athena mission ary societies at a luncheon, Friday, March 6, following which this pro gram was given: Devotionals, led by Miss Hickenbottom of Milton; talk on "The Crusaders," Mrs. A. F. May Pendleton; "Worldwide Guild," Mrs. Kohler Betts, Athena; vocal duet, Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton and Mrs. C. E. O. Montague, Athena; paper, "In dia," Mrs. Louis Stewart; "Men and Missions," Mrs. H. A. Street; round tnhlo. pA hv Mrs. William ,: .. Alber. Pendleton. Those attending from Athena were Mrs. Joe Anderson, Mrs. Charles McFarland, Mrs. Ross Payne, Mrs. Lola Payne, Mrs. Clarence Zer ba, Mrs. Kohler Betts, Mrs. Arthur Coppock, Mrs. Charles Betts, Mrs. George Banister, Mrs. Louis Dowd, Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton, Mrs. C. E. 0. Montague, Mrs. Zeltha Mclntyre, Mrs. Louis Stewart, Mrs. Frank Wil liams, Mrs. Alfred Kibbey, Miss Mil dred Street, Mrs. H. A. Street, Mrs. E. B. Foster, Mrs Fred Pinkerton, Mrs. Fred Pittman, Mrs. Jesse Gor don, and Captain Hall. High School to Present Vodvil For Two Nites Herman O'Harra Married Herman O'Harra, formerly of Wes ton and prominent member of Athe-na-Weston American Legion, was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Davis at Yakima, February 23, says the Weston Leader. The bride is a graduate of St. Joseph's hospital, Ta coma, and the bridegroom is station ed at Toppenish as the employe of an oil company. He grew to manhood at Wenton and has a host of friends there. He was educated in Weston schools and Oregon State college and !i o wnrlH war veteran, havin? serv ed as captain of infantry. The happy 1 1 . A 1 1 young coupie win matte meir. nome in Toppenish. Progressives Meet A renewed appeal for the export de benture plan of farm relief was made by Senator Borah of Idaho a.t a meet ing of republican and democratic independents in Washington. The Idaho republican said the farm board had failed because there was no ele ment of permanent policy in its plan for dealing with the farm relief pro blem. He argued there was no dif ference between the protective tariff for manufactured products and the payment of debenture certificates to fanners for the products they ship ped abroad. Garden Showers The glorious growing weather, ac companied by showers of rain, have been an incentive to start early gar dening in Athena. " A number of plots of ground have been plowed or spad ed this week. As usual, Billy Pink erton is among the first to begin gar dening. He has his onion crop set out and a number of rows have been seeded to peas. The vodvil which is to be present ed by the Athena high school stu dent body on Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20, is going to be a bright, peppy and colorful perform ance. The Glee club pirate skit, will be presented in gay costumes. "The Pi rates Chorus" which is sung by both boys and girls will make you believe you are living in the old days of pi rates. One will feel he is sailing the seas with these bold men and their captives, when he hears the boys sing the "Pirate's Song" on their ship. You will be taken captive by this catchy number. . The girls will sing the swinging song, "The Cabal lero," and a clever dance by Marjorie Douglas will be a feature v of, this number.' Then once again the com plete mixed chorus will sing you back to the days of Captain Kidd. "In a Hawaiian Garden" is the title of the act the band is presenting. Visit them and as you .hear them play "Na Lei 0 Hawaii," float into that beau tiful island with them. Betty Eager and Marjorie Douglas are singing as a duet, "Hawaiian Moonlight," a pretty melody of dreamy Hawaii. When the band plays "Aloha Oe" you will realize that it is time for you to leave their garden and once more return to Athena. A one act play, "The Valiant," will also be presented by the following cast: James Dyke Roland Wilson Josephine Paris Betty Eager Warden Holt Stafford Hansell Father Daly...... ...Solista Pickett Attendant George Pittman The price of admission will be ten cents for all grades, and thirty-five cents for adults and all others. Scenes and Persons in the Current News County Health Nurse Reports Helen J. Samson, county nurser has made her' report covering the months of January and February. All towns in the county were visited by the nurse, including Athena, where with the assistance of Dr. ' Blatchford a dental survey ' was made - at ' the schools. Dr. Blatchford cooperated with the county nurse in making a dental survey in the schools of Adams and Weston, also. The annual meet ing of the county public health as sociation was held at Pendleton, Feb ruary. 20, with approximately 50 members present. Mrs. J. P. Stew art was elected president, Mrs. James Hill vice-president, Mrs. George Stangier secretary and Mrs. Herbert Decker treasurer. .-.-.!!. . . ; Ml. .'.l.'.'I.M.'Ml.W.l.' .I.I.IJ.I.M J.', Ml " I J 1 1 II IIIWHMMHMfHi I j I i n - 'I H UK JL )ii A kmlFmWM ' PTIRTZ - 1 Thomas A. Edison untying the ribbon across the new $500,000 bridge over the Caloosuliatclile river at Fort nlyers, Fla., named for him, on his eighty-fourth birthday. 2 Building of the Smithsonian Institution In Washington which will be razed to make way for a new street 8 Governor Emmerson of Illinois, the Japanese ambassador and MaJ. G. L. Swift, representing the President, at -the rededlcation of Lincoln's tomb In Springfield. 111. Death Comes to A. M. Gillis Unexpectedly at the Home of His Son Oleo Measures Will Become Laws June 5 Salem. Two measures affecting oleomargarine sale and use have been signed by Governor Julius L. Meier and will become effective June 5, or 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The third bill introduced, which would impose a license upon manufacturers and dealers in oleo margarine and butter substitutes, was killed by the house after it had passed the senate. House bill 294, providing for an excise tax of 10 cents a pound on all oleomargarine, was introduced by the house committee on food and dairy products. It was signed by the gov ernor last Saturday. The bill did not carry the emergency clause, so will not become effective until after June 5. Reports of a referendum move on this bill have been received at the state house. The other measure which survived the legislature prohibits the use of oleomargarine, imitation cheese and other dairy product substitutes in state schools and institutions. This bill, senate bill 78, was introduced by Senator Joe Dunne of Multnomah county. - Boys Enjoy Party A number of boy friends were in vited to attend Billy Hansen's 11th birthday party, Saturday afternoon. The following boys were present and enjoyed the afternoon: David Lowe, Teddy Miller, Gene Miller, Donald Jones, Billy Johns, Dale Jenkins, Tillman Taylor and Gale McLean. Games of all kinds, and such as boys enjoy were played during the after noon and the feature of the party was toasting weiners over the , embers of a campfire. Other goodies were on the menu, including a delicious birthday cake, which featured a 12 o'clock luncheon. Murnau Killed in Wreck F. W. Murnau, who directed the Fox motion picture, "Our Daily Bread," later produced under the title, "The City Girl," filmed on the Harold Barnett place at the head of Thorn Hollow, a couple of years ago, was killed in ah automobile - wreck near Santa Barbara, California, early Wednesday morning. He recently re turned to Hollywood from the South Sea islands, where he filmed a pic ture with natives taking the roei. ; Death came unexpectedly to A. M. Gillis some time Tuesday night at the home of his son, Lloyd Gillis, near Washtucna. He came to the Gillis farm Tuesday evening from Walla Walla, and turned his attention to work on income tax papers. Next morning he was found dead by his son. Only few particulars are known here, but it is surmised that a stroke caused Mr. Gillis death, he having suffered a slight stroke a number of years ago. Mr. Gillis had a large circle , of friends in Umatilla and Walla Walla counties. In the late 80's he came to Athena, then Centerville, and follow ed contracting and building with his brothers, the late John Gillis and Daniel Gillis, now residing in Cali fornia. The firm constructed a string of warehouses and elevators on the Athena-Pasco branch of the North ern Pacific, then known as the Hunt Line. Later Mr. Gillis engaged in the lumber and fuel business here, dis posing of a portion of his interests to the Tum-a-Lum Lumber company. He was a stockholder in that company and occupied the position of auditor, having his office at Walla Walla and making frequent visits here and to the company yards in other towns. Mr. Gillis was 67 years of age and is survived by three sons, Ralph and Lloyd Gillis of Washtucna, and Her schel Gillis, who is a salesman for the Petroleum Products company of Albuquerque, New Mexico. His wife, the former Ida, Campbell, whom he married in. this city, died several years ago, and one son, Everett pre ceded him in death. Mr. Gillis was a prominent member of the Masonic order. He served as councilman and city marshal while residing here and after removing to Washington state, as one of the commissioners of Adams county. ' , It is undertosod here that funeral services will be held at Ritzville with interment taking place at Seattle, where his wife and son are buried. Rural Route Difficulties Otto Purcell, rural mail carrier on the Basket mountain route was in jured in a runaway about ten days ago and during his enforced vacation, the mail is being delivered by Ray Jones. Snoy .drifts and deeply cut roads have rendered traveling al most impossible and the heavy rains of the past few days have added to difficulties. Wednesday, Mr. Jones was forced to leave his car 9 miles up the mountain. Walking 2 miles to the Jones ranch he procured a team and. sled, with which he struggled a mile and a half farther where he was able to borrow a hack. With this he proceeded the remaining three miles to the Basket mountain school house, the end of the route. The trip home was made in the same order of relays-, and Thursday the trip was re peated. v Extending Wing Work on the extension of the wing to the city well is under way this week with several men employed un der supervision of J. W. Pinkerton of the city council water committee. Un covering of the present wing develop ed a satisfactory state in the con dition of the material in the top cov ering, which it will not be necessary to renew. The wing excavation was cleaned out and additional extension of 100 feet will proceed. ' Seeding Peas Earlier ' This Spring, Than Last The seeding of land to peas is well under way in this section, beginning at a much earlier period than last spring. Manager Sloan of the Washington-Idaho Seed company, states that there will probably be a larger acreage in this district sown to peas than before, but he was not in a posi tion to estimate the approximate acreage for the reason that new ap plications for seed continue to be re ceived. Last season was considered fair for production, but the present early seeding should favor a still larger yield, making it possible to begin harvesting the crop in June. This will be an advantage- to the company, in that the Athena cleaning plant, which gives employment to forty women and girls and several men will be assured of a long run, once the harvesting of the new crop be gins. The plant is now running full time and has been for the past two weeks, taking care of the remaining few car loads of last season's crop. Seth L. Ha worth Dies After Lingering Illness Seth L, Haworth, a resident of Athena and vicinity for about 20 years, died at one o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in the northeast part of town after a lingering illness, at the age of 77. Mr. Haworth had been in declining health for some time, and but recent ly returned to his home here from "a hospital. His wife died in Athena several years ago. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. W. R. Martin of Seattle; Sam Haworth of Tacoma; D. M. Haworth of Athe na; Seth Haworth of Seattle and James Haworth of Newmarket, Tenn. James Haworth came by automo bile all the way from Tennessee, ar riving here Tuesday morning, short ly after his father had passed away. The other children were at the bed side of their father when death came. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Wednesday after noon at two o'clock, with C. A. Sias preaching the sermon. Pendleton Defeated Adams Will Represent the District Pendleton swept the board clean at the district basketball tournament by defeating Adams by the score of 49 to 16 in the finals, having previous ly handed Mac-Hi a lacing. Mac-Hi eliminated Athena, winner of the Helix tournament, in the Fri day preliminary game by the score of 43 to 20. The first quarter was close. Crowley was high point winner on the Athena team with seven. The line up: Huffman center; Crowley and Jenkins forwards; Rogers and Han Bell guards; Jenkins, Weber and Pick ett substitutes. New Chemist Laboratory A new laboratory for chemistry has been added to Preston-Shaffer Mill ing company plant, and John Milli gan, chemist, will arrive here shortly from Waitsburg to take charge. The new building, 10x18, has been con structed on the west side of the mill, opposite the office. - It will be equip ped with modern machinery for flour testing. . ; . ,v ; ' Thursday evening of last week ma chines driven by Chas. DuPuis and Francis Lieuallen 'collided on the gravel highway leading to Thorn hollow, . ' Sand Dunes Are Moving - and Are Coverine Over Desert "Lost Forest" Bend. The "lost forest" of inter ior Oregon, a five-mile-square tract of pine timber on the Lake county plateau southwest of Wagontire mountain, has been reached by ad vance waves of huge sand dunes, some more than 50 feet high, and some of the big sentinel pines on the outposts of the tiny forest already have been covered to their tops. The big dunes are creeping from the southwest before prevailing winds at the rate of about 12 feet a year. Whether the little forest of the iso lated plateau eventually will perish under the sands is problematical, but it is known that nearby junipers which were covered by dunes many years ago were killed. The trunks of these sand-killed junipers, stripped of bark and foliage, stand like ghost trees, white and gnarled, amid sage brush which has attained root in re cent years. The huge dunes are moving toward the "lost forest" in a series of waves which reach many miles into the southwest. A number of residents of the Wagontire mountain country, Lake, Cliff and the Christlake coun try believe that the sand will not kill the pines, but will gradually spread out as it reaches into the sheltered timber. The sand movement among the trees will be so slow, it is said, that young pines will gain a foothold on the new soil and will succeed the mature trees. Soil where the isolated pines are growing, more than 30 miles removed from the nearest pine -belt, appears to be peculiarly suited to the conifers. The pines are unusually large and even junipers growing in the desert forest are much larger than those on nearby hills. Because of the long period of dry years, the advance guard of the rest less sand dunes moved toward the, forest with considerable rapidity in recent years. The dunes are spread over a front of several miles and will cover practically all of the south western part of the desert forest in the next few years. Revival Meeting Crowds Overflow Baptist Church (Contributed) The revival meetings hpinc rnnHnct- ed under the leadership of the Meade T7 i . . avangeustic party have been so well attended it was necessary to find larger quarters to accommodate the OREGON FARMERS TO RECEIVE AID Umatilla County Man Mem ber of Committee That Will Pass on Loans. Harold C Meade Director of Music and Children's Work crowds, and the meetings are now be ing held in the Christian church. From the very first night a spirit of interest has been evidenced and it has deepened nightly. The sing ing in this meeting is an outstanding feature. The song service led by the large chorus choir is an inspiration to the congregation. The special music is delighting the audiences nightly and the preaching is of the highest type. No ranting, exaggerat ing, or sob stories come from the lips of the evangelist. A number of de cisions have already been made and many conversions are expected be fore the week is over making Athe na a better town to live in. The re maining services are as follows: Tonight, state night everyone sit ting according to his native state, subject: The Library of Heaven. Saturday night, children's program; subject: The Mayor's Wife. Sunday morning, The Christian Life. Sunday evening, The Unpardonable Sin. Farmers in some nortions of TTmn. tilla county who may need assist ance in financing coming crop opera tions may find relief through definite steps taken by the secretary of agri culture, accordinz to a renort f mm the Portland Oregonian's Washington news oureau. ine report says: "The secretary anbnintirl r M Mackay, Condon; W. H. Steiwer, Fos sil, and G. W. Rice, Pendleton, to act as a committee passing on loans. "ihey will establish an office and install an executive secretary. As it is almost impossible to make loans from the $45,000,000 seed and fwrf fArtii;-,- er bill because the law provides that a mortgage must be given on the 1931 crop and Qregonians need money to fallow for the 1932 crop, there is lit tle hope for northwest relief from this source. "Senator Steiwer stressed the nrar- ticability of help from the $20,000, 000 bill, as half is set aside to lend to agricultural credit associations. Under this bill the capital of such associations can be augmented. "Mackay, Steiwer and Rice can in crease the capital of The Dullesi Km. pire Credit association, The Pacific wool urowers' association or the Ore gon Livestock Loan association, nr set up loan organizations of their own, or ao noth.but acting with the intermediate credit bank at Snnlcnn. the secretary of agriculture wants loan ortranizationa financed GO nor cent, contending that the associations should have credit interests in the undertaking." Missionary Society The Missionary Society of the Christian church met at the home of Mrs. Stella Keen Wednesday after noon. Following the business ses sion an interesting program arrang ed by Mrs. W. McPherson was en joyed by the members. Mrs. Mc Pherson reviewed a paper, entitled, "This Fine Pretty World." The de votionals were led by Mrs. Charles Sias; "Mountain Mothers," Mrs. Keen; "Grayson City, home of the normal institute, ' Mrs. F. B. Boydj "Seeing the Sunny South," Mrs. Wm. Pinkerton. The feature of the next meeting will be the annual election of officers and the place will be an nounced later.- Death of Mrs. Molstrom Mrs. W. P. Littlejohn was called to Pendleton yesterday by the death of her mother Mrs. Abe Molstrom which occurrred Wednesday night. Old residents of Athena and vicinity will remember "the Molstrom family as they resided on the present Barrett ranch near town during the '80s. Mrs. David Nelson of Pendleton Is also a daughter of Mrs. Molstrom. ' Move for Referendum Once again the Rogue river fish fight may be decided by the voters of Oregon. F. B. Postel and 10 other Curry county fishermen filed prelim inary papers for a referendum on the bill passed by the last legislature, Many Veterans in This State Apply for Loans More than 8000 applications for ad usted service certificate loans had been received and nearly 2000 had been paid, or prepared for payment, by the Oregon veterans bureau head quarters at Portland Monday morn ing. Three thousand more will prob ably be paid this week, providing money is received from Washington as needed. The Portland bureau had expected call for no more than 8000 loans dur ing the whole month of March. Total sum received, and disbursed up to Saturday was $485,000. On that day funds ran out and payments were stopped until $500,000 more was received by telegraph from Washing ton. Officials ofl Athena-Weston Ameri can Legion Post report a number of ex-service men, members of the local post, have applied for loans. Rebekah Entertainment Members of the local lodge of Re bekahs entertained at a St. Patrick's day party Tuesday night. Guessing games, bridge and pinochle were fea tures of entertainment, following which a delicious supper was served. Places were laid at tables decked with green center pieces and candles. The menu carried out the selected col or scheme, sandwiches and cakes in the same tints being served. About forty-five guests were present, a number stopping in for supper fol lowing the meeting at the church. The N. A. G. R. N. A. G. R. club was charmingly entertained Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Hop per. Yellow jonquils centered the dinner table and a St. Patrick's day note was accented by the use of green tapers and attractive cards mark ing covers placed for twelve guests. Bridge was the diversion of the eve ning and James Lieuallen won high score. The club will next be enter tained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lieuallen in AdamB. Gas Price Down Gasoline prices on the Pacific coast have continued to fluctuate downward this week. There Is an unevenness noted In price schedules, California points being much lower than those of Washington and Oregon. The slash reached Athena and prices dropped from 26 cents to 21 cents per gallon at service stations. "Birthday Night" a Success "Birthday night" at the revival ser vices being held here was well at tended. Mrs. McKinney who is in her 89th year was the oldest lady present and was presented with a birthday gift. H. H. Hill, 74 years of age, held the same distinction among the men. The oldest lady bachelor and bachelor were also re membered. Representatives from 19 states were present as follows: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, New York, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Missouri, Rhode Island, Michi gan, California, Illinois, Montana, Kentucky, Utah, North Carolina, In diana, Kansas, Maine and Canada. A basket dinner has been announced at the close of the Sunday morning ser vice to which everyone is invited. An additional meeting will be held Sun day afternoon at 3 o'clock when Rev. Meade will speak on the subject "Heaven, its riches, realities, inhab itants and rewards." Mrs. Ortis Har ris of Portland will sing at this service. Bridge Luncheon A profusion of violets and a St. Patrick's day note accented by place cards, confections and other table ap pointments were attractive features at the home of Mrs. Glenn Dudley when she entertained the Athena Bridge club at luncheon Friday after noon. Covers were placed for six teen and following luncheon four tables were in play. Honors for the afternoon were won by Mrs. H. A. Barrett who made high club score and Mrs. M. L. Watts second. The guest prize was presented to Mrs. E. J. Burchill of Pendleton. Other guests were Miss Helen Hansell and Mrs. Justin Harwood. One Vetoed, One Signed The creation of a new state game commission of five members, to be ap pointed by the governor, four to be recommended by the Oregon Game Protective association, the Oregon Council of the Isaac Walton League, the State Grange, and the State For est Fire association, was vetoed by Governor Julius L. Meier. The rules of the road measure was signed by the governor. This measure provid ing for a uniform traffic code, elimin ates the set speed limit of motor ve hicles and provides a new code for traffic on highways, conforming to codes being adopted by most of the states. Marion Jack Estate ' The net value of the estate left by Marion Jack, who died at Pendleton, June 24 last, has been set at $44,- 968.76, according to the first account and report filed in county court by the First National Bank of Pendleton, acting as administrator. Wa-IIi Eliminated For the first time in five different years that Walla Walla high school has entered a team in the Washing ton State basketball tournament, a Wa-Hi quintet was eliminated in the first round of play when Enumclaw I noted out a thrilling 31 to 29 victory.