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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, MARCH 20, 1931
NEW MOTOR LAWS
EFFECTIVE IN JUNE
New Speed Regulations and
Right of Way Privileges
' , at Intersections.
Salem. New laws affecting motor
vehicle operation will go into effect
on June 6th, which is the end of the
constitutional 90-day period follow
ing the close of the legislative ses
sion. Exceptions are the law on the
examination of drivers, which will be
come effective on the first of July,
and the formation of the state police,
effective on the first of August.
The principal changes in the rules
of the road, effective in June, are the
new speed regulations; the change in
the arm signaling system, and the
right-of-way privileges at intersec
tions. "All of these changes are important,"-
says Secretary of State
Hal Hoss, "and from time to time it
will be the purpose of my office to
send out information to the public
covering each of these specific phases
of the new laws.
"I opposed the inclusion of the
state traffic patrol in the criminal
law enforcing work of the new state
police, based on the experience of
other states having constabularies.
They are practically all operating
with separate traffic patrols, but the
Oregon legislature was almost un
animous for consolidation, and the
state traffic division as such will
cease to exist on August 1st. I am
assured by Governor Meier that he
intends to keep all. competent officers
for service in the new organization.
."I have had the satisfaction of see
ing the traffic division attain a high
-place in the regard of the motoring
public, and a number of my own aims
and objectives for the betterment of
the service have been reached. The
division is on a completely harmon
ious and cooperative basis; the offic
ers are better qualified and better
equipped than they have ever been;
we have established a checking and
reporting system covering over two
thousand miles of highways with
nearly 200 individual stations; our
f'white fleet" has proved itself as an
effective patrol accessory; we have
been able to reduce highway accidents
in the face of a national increase;
and our relations with all law enforc
ing agencies of the state are har
monious and effective."
Gives a Glimpse
of OV Tennessee
National Music Week .
National music week sponsored by
the Oregon Federation of music clubs
will begin May 3rd and continue
through the 11th. The purpose is to
center public attention on music
through the coordination of musical
activity and to spread its influence
widely among the people. The co
operation of all makes the week a
permanent stimulus, to cultural, and
educational advancement. Mrs. H.
Jurgensen of Milton is chairman for
Milton-Freewater and communities
and outlying districts. Mrs. Laurence
Pinkerton has been appointed chair
man for Athena and she has appoint
ed the following committees to co
operate in doing something worth
while musically at that time: Dan
Tilley and Mrs. E. F. Bloom, high
school; Miss Delia Bryant, grades;
Mrs. Pinkerton and Mrs. Ralph Mc
Ball Playing in Streets
Hereafter playing baseball and
football on the streets of Athena by
boys is to be strictly forbidden, ac
cording to a notice by the mayor,
published in another column of to
day's Press. The mayor points to
the element of hazard and danger in
the practice and says he proposes to
put a stop to it. Motorists are de
layed when driving up to a group of
boys playing in the path of their ma
chines and the danger facing the lads
is too great to be permitted any longer.
Plans for the presentation of the
Easter cantata "Life Eternal," are
going forward and the first rehearsal
is called for Tuesday night at 7:30 at
the Christian church. This is the
cantata which was given by the com
bined church choirs and other mus
icians of the community last year.
It is a most pleasing and tuneful pro
duction and many requests for its
repetition have been made. It is
hoped that the cooperation of last
year will be repeated to assist in
making the event a real success.
James Haworth who is here from
Newmarket, Tennessee, informs the
Press that before leaving for Oregon
a couple of weeks ago he disposed of
his barber shop in that city and may
decide to locate again in Oregon to
Mr. Haworth made the trip by mo
tor to Oregon from the southern state
in seveni days, driving only the last
night, in hope of reaching here in
time to see his father, S. L. Haworth
before he passed away, arriving but
a few hours after death s visitation.
Accompanying Mr. Haworth on his
western trip are Ralph Haworth, a
cousin, and Jack Eshnger, both of
Newmarket. They came to Oregon
with the object of securing employ.
Conditions in Tennessee says Mr.
Haworth, are about the same as else
where. Big factories have curtailed
production with the result that num
bers of employes are either laid off
or working part time. In his im
mediate vicinity the manufacture of
rayon is just getting under way, and
indications are that the new factories
will give employment to many peo
ple. . '
Jim says he has long hankered af
ter huge slices of Oregon sugar cur
ed ham and bacon, and that right
now he is having his desire satis
fied. The best potatoes, he says, that
come- to his town are grown over in
the Yakima valley and retail at three
cents a pound in Newmarket. The
Tennessee potato is not a good keep
er and . its flavor is interior to tne
coast product. 1
He will send for Mrs. Haworth soon
and is looking with much favor on
Marshfield as a point for opening a
barber shop. He will remain in Athe
na for some time.
An old fashioned basket social will
be given by the Royal Gleaners class
at the Christian church Friday eve
ning, March 27. A general invita
tion is extended and guests are ask
ed to wear costumes indicative of
"hard times" or old fashioned clothes.
Ladies and girls are asked to bring
baskets which will be sold, the prices
to be limited to 25c for children's
baskets, 35c for high school students
and 50c for adults. A prize will be
given for the most attractive basket
in each division. Games will be the
diversion of the the evening and old
fashioned music will be a feature. Go
and enjoy a jolly evening and good
Clock Won by Reynolds
The clock given as a guessing
prize by the Watkins Pharmacy was
won by Ray Reynolds. The clock ran
for nearly 13 days, stopping ot 10:13
a. m. Sunday. Reynolds held a ticket
with the clock hands pointing 10:13,
flat and walked away with the timepiece.
High School Baseball
Teams to Have a League
Teh high schools in Umatilla county
will have baseball teams entered in a
split league. Five teams comprising
the schools of Athena, Adams, Helix,
Weston and Umapine will be schedul
ed in games for the east end district.
The schools of Pilot Rock, Echo,
Stanfield, Hermiston and Umatilla
will have teams in the west end dis
trict. The teams will play a sche
dule of games in their respective
leagues, and the district winners will
play for the championship of, the
M. I. Miller, Athena coach was at
Pendleton Saturday and took part
with the heads of other schools in ar
ranging for the organization of the
league. A silver cup will be award
ed the team winning the champion
ship. The complete schedule of games
has not been worked out, but the
opening games will be played Friday
of next week. '
Bank Paya Dividend
Depositors of the Farmers Bank of
Weston, the affairs of which are now
in process of liquidation, received a
40 per cent dividend Tuesday. The
dividend totaled (29,727.27 and checks
covering that amount were mailed to
about 500 claimants. The bank clos
ed November 10, with deposits at
that time slightly over $121,000. The
next dividend is announced for pay
ment on or before November 1.
The 3 o 4 Club
Three tables were in play at the
home of Mrs. James Lieuallen, Jr.,
at Adams Thursday afternoon of last
week, when she entertained the 3 o'
4 Bridge club. Honors for the after
noon were won by Mrs. R. D. Blatch
ford and the consolation went to Mrs.
Archie Mclntyre. Mrs. E. C. Pretbye
was presented with the guest prize.
Mrs. Donald Johnson will entertain
the club Thursday afternoon, March
Rigby Buys Bingham Springs
Arthur Rigby, well known in Athe
na where he formerly resided, has
purchased Bingham Springs, pleasure
resort, from Herman Rosenberg, for
an unstated consideration. Mr. and
Mrs. Rigby have managed the resort
for Mr. Rosenberg during the past
two years and have made many
friends by their courteous treatment,
and doubtless will be successful in the
management of the Springs as own
Gathering Russian Grain to Dump on Markets
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Pleased by High
Giving nn Idea of how Russia Is engaged in gathering ul the wheat raised throughout tne vast domain In order
to dump It on the world's markets at a low price, this photograph of one of the stations In Asiatic Russia shows
pensunts bringing In their grain. I
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"The Next Step" for
in the State of Oregon
The Press is in receipt of an in
vitation to attend a banquet meeting
in balem, March 27, at which time
"The Next Step" for Oregon agricul
tural expansion will be considered.
"The occasion," says the invitation,
"has far-reaching significance." i
",very man and woman in the
state who is interested in, and de
sirous of seeing Oregon go ahead,
should be present and is cordially in
vited to attend.
"Will you believe that Oregon's
agricultural development has not kept
pace with a nominal increase in popu
lation? That if Oregon's annual in
come from agriculture had increased
by the same ratio as in Washington
since 1900, that our income for 1929
would have been greater by $154,600,
000? And at the Idaho rate of in
crease Oregon's income would have
been greater by $430,000,000?
"The above are indisputable facts.
They can be verified by federal cen
sus reports. Will you doubt that
something should be done, and done
"The 1931 legislature passed sev
eral important laws favorable to
agriculture. It will be easier now to
obtain definite and profitable results
in all programs devised to develop
the agricultural industry. A great
era is ahead."
The above invitation, with the ob
ject of the banquet meeting, has been
distributed generally throughout the
state, and a large number of leading
farmers and business men will be in
attendance. The committee on ar
rangements is as follows:
J. O. Holt, Eugene; Senator C. K.
Spalding, Salem; Dr. I. E. Vining,
Ashland; W. S. Nelson, The Dalles;
E. C. Van Petten, Ontario; Col. Wm.
Hanley, Burns; E. M. Bubb, Klam
ath Falls; Mark Johnson, Astoria;
Marshall N Dana, Portland; O. M.
Plummer, Portland; W. G. Ide, Port
land; H. E. Cully, Portland, Chairman.
THE INDIVIDUAL "
AND HIS BANK
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Charles N. Clark Dies
After Years of Illness
Charles N. Clark, who has resided
in Athena for the past six years, died
at Pendleton Saturday morning,
after a long illness. During his life
time Mr. Clark followed the tinner's
trade, and until recently had made a
scant livelihood working at his trade
in an improvised little shop in his
home. He is survived by three broth
ers, Elmer and Ed Clark of Dayton,
Wash., and Loren Clark of Salem.
Funeral services were held at the
grave Monday, interment taking
place in Athena cemetery.
Mr. Clark was 78 years of age. He
spent most of his life in Oregon and
Washington, first coming to Umatilla
county in 1865. He held the rank of
1st lieutenant in the Nez Perce In
dian war, and for some time was a
student of Oregon State College. His
father was the first probate judge of
Mr. Clark was a kindly old gentle
man and was highly respected by all
who knew him.
Pilot Rock Golf Course
The city of Pilot Rock now owns
a golf course. The tract where the
course has been for several years
was owned by private citizens and 82
lots were purchased. The club will
continue the course, leasing it from
Steiwer Coming West
United States Senator Steiwer has
left Washington, en route west. He
will stop in Oklahome to investigate
Indian tax affairs, and will be in
Portland, March 27.
By ROME C. STEPHENSON
Prttidnt Amtriccn Bahktrs Association
BANKERS recognize that their busi
ness carries especially heavy pub
lie responsibilities and welcome all
sound measures to
aid them meet the
duties this im
efforts to bring
ods to safeguard
banks of all kinds
hayelong been up
permost 'In "the '
plan of ."tankers'
,o r a a 1 z a
& C STEPHENSON' t,ons throughout
the nation. They
are not the outgrowth merely of the
past year of business adversity, but
have been carried on actlvely for many
years and have resulted in great prog
ress along lines of better, safer bank
ing methods. Although banking along
with all business has suffered reverses,
conditions in this Held have been far
less severe than they would have been
had not bankers been widely success
ful in their endeavors to develop the
high standards of banking that now
generally prevail. '.
The American Bankers Association
and bankers' organizations in every
state actively Bupport the principle
of government supervision of banking.
The national banks, which receive
their charters to do business from the
federal government, are under the su
pervision of the Comptroller of the
Currency at Washington. Through his
efficient staffs of expert bank examiners
In every section he has the duty and
powers to keep watch of the way every
national bank is being conducted, to
suggest desirable changes In Its poli
cies or methods and even to step In
and take control for the protection of
the depositors it such action is war
ranted. The state banks, also, which
are chartered by the various state gov
ernments, are subject to similar su
pervision and control by state bank
officials. In addition banks in many
places have long maintained voluntary
clearing house associations which en
force even closer supervision over their
Bankers Favor Public Supervision '
Present laws adequately enforced
. contain ample provisions for govern
ment supervision. Bankers univer
sally believe in strong, capable banking
departments manned by officials with
the discretion and courage to enforce
these laws and act under them as the
common welfare demands. They be
lieve that these public officials should
bo paid sufficient salaries to command
the cervices of men of character, ability
and a resolute spirit of public service.
They believe alco that the banking de
partments should be kept free from
all political cr other special influence
in order to be able to act at all times
with single-minded independence solely
for the benefit of the public interest.
Although banks in the United States
operating under state pr national char
ters are thus subject to supervision of
public authority, they are strictly pri
vate business enterprises. They are
owned by their stockholders and ad
ministered by officials chosen through
the boards ot directors which their
stockholders elect. No bank is owned or
operated by the United States Gov
ernment, nor, Tith ono small exception
in a western state, by any state gov
Apple Grower of Walla
Walla Proposes an Ex
change for Northwest
Walla Walla, Organization of a
Northwestern exchange for apple
growers and shippers where price
quotations could be given one to an
other was advocated at the chamber
of commerce luncheon by Tom Jones,
extensive apple grower of Southeast
ern Washington. ,
Such an exchange, Jones declared,
would prevent price slashing, which
hampers the industry. Jones, who
visited apple markets in the East and
in England this year.also asserted his
belief that growers should use basket
packs instead of boxes, declaring such
action would save them from 10 to
15 cents a box.
He asserted Idaho growers used
b'askeiS last year and obtained as
good price for mixed grades as the
Washington and Oregon growers who
packed in boxes for higher 1 grade
Jones praised the railroads for the
rapid transit of fruit, which in 1930
helped to bring a profit to the in
dustry, but he criticized carlot dis
tributors for depending too much on
costly telegrams to do business, de
claring much of the business could
be transacted by airmail and personal
contacts more cheaply and with more
advantage to the growers.
Work Is Progressing
Rapid progress is being made by
workmen this week in excavating the
extension of the wing feeder of the
well at the city pumping station. The
distance from the surface down to
gravel is ten feet, and the new exten
sion will probably be 150 feet in
length when completed.
A. M. Gillis Funeral
Was Largely Attended
Funeral services for Angus M.
Gillis, who died at the home of his
son Lloyd Gillis, at Washtucna,
Wash., Tuesday night of last week,
were held in the Methodist church at
Ritzville, Monday afternoon at two
The funeral was attended by a
large number of friends. Their con
vergence at Ritzville from different
sections of Oregon and Washington
attested to the high esteem in which
the deceased was held and served as
a tribute to his prominence in public
and business affairs.
A number went from Walla Walla
and Mr. and Mrs. F. S. LeGrow and
Mr. and Mrs. Homer I. Watts went
from Athena to, attend the funeral.
After the services, the body was
taken to Seattle, where it will rest
beside those of the departed wife and
A Birthday Party
Miss Genevieve Barrett was honorce
at a party Friday night when a group
of friends were invited to celebrate
her 13th birthday. A number of
gifts were presented and games were
the diversions of the evening. A
birthday cake and other dainties were
features of the supper following the
play. The guests were Arleen Fos
ter, Jewell Pinkerton, Doris Jenkins,
Beverly Barrett, Aaron Douglas,
Kenneth Rogers, Leo Geissel, Max
Johnson and Buddy Weber.
Baptist Missionary Society
The Baptist Missionary society
met Wednesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Clarence Zerba, eleven
members and one visitor, Mrs. O. E.
Venable being present. Mrs. Gran
ville Cannon had charge of the pro
gram, the study topic being "West
Indian Treasures." A pleasant social
hour followed when Mrs. Joe Ander
son and Mrs. Charles McFarland ser
ved refreshments. .
The vodvil presented at the audi.
torium last night by the Athena high
school proved to be one of the best
school productions staged for a long
time. The opening was a one act
play, "The Valiant." The actinir done
by the two main characters, ; Betty
imager, as the girl and Roland Wil
son, as the valiant, was exceptionally
fine. However, they were strongly
supported by Stafford Hansell, the
warden; Sol Pickett, the priest; and
ueorge rmman me jauor.
The second act was a gay pirate's
io! Hoi presented by the Glee club.
Beautiful Spanish girls were captured
by bold, brazen pirates. Together
they took the audience for a journey
on their boat with the following num
Pirates Chorus Gilbert & Sullivan...
: Glee Club
Pirate Song Gilbert, Boys
Caballero Kotte, Girls
Finale ...Glee Club
The solo dance by Marjorie Doug
lass supported by the girls' chorus.
lent a touch of beauty to this act.
The third act was the highlight of
comedy for the evening. The death
defying Apache, Emery Rogers, danc
ed with his woman, Jack Moore, and
the audience welcomed the discovery
of two such wonderful artists in the
art of dancing.
The fourth act surprised with an
other discovery that of two Rhythm
Boys, Garth Pinkerton and Ralph
Moore. Their first number was
"Sweet Jennie Lee." During their
second number "An Old Fashioned
Girl," a very pretty minuette was
danced by an old fashioned girl, Mil
dred Hansell, and her beau, Howard
In the last act the band took the
audience on another journey, this
time to a Garden in Hawaii. In this
tropical garden two young Hawaiian
lovers meet and part. The girl was
played by Helen Barrett and the boy
by Fred Singer. The following num
bers were presented by. the band:.
Na Le O Hawaii King,...:.....L..Band
Hawaiian Moonlight Klickman,
t. Vocal Duet
Marjorie Douglas and Betty Eager
Aloha Oe Liliuokalani, Band
The performance will be repeated
this evening at 8 o'clock, and it goes
without saying that the cast will be
at its very best and attendance should
equal that of last evening.
One of the most pleasant parties
of the season was given Saturday
night at the Hansell home with Staf
ford and Mildred Hansell as host and
hostess. The St. Patrick's idea was
carried out with the home being
transformed into an Irish "shanty"
by the use of burlap hangings, boxes
for chairs and coal oil lanterns for il
lumination. The lowly wash tub was
used as further decoration and in
numerable shamrocks were in evi
dence. Guests were refreshed during
the evening from an old fashioned
water pail and dipper. Seasonable
games were played, and one which
taxed the ingenuity of the boys was
the order to fashion costumes of
crepe paper for their partners. Many
original models resulted. Supper
carrying out an IriBh green color
scheme was served following the
games. The guests included, Helen
Barrett, Mary Jane .Miller, Betty
Jane Eager, Marjorie Douglas, Ber-
niece Wilson, Goldie Miller, tather
Berlin, Dorothy Burke, Mary Tomp
kins, Myrtle Campbell, Arleen My-
rick, Roland Wilson, Arthur Crow
ley, Emery Rogers, Harold Kirk, Jack
Moore. Walt . Huffman, Jim Wilson,
Curtis Duffield, Wayne Pinkerton,
Fred Singer. Ralph Moore, Glenn Mc-
Cullough, Ted Vaughan, Leland Jen
kins and Lowell Jenkins.
Site to Be West of the Cas
cades, Probably at
A Washington dispatch to the Ore
gon Journal says: Roseburg appears
to be winner of the Pacific North
west Soldiers' home, provided only
that 160 acres of suitable land be do
nated by that citv in ariHitinn tv,
240 acres already offered.
Decision of the federal-hospitalization
board, which was written into a
formal resolution received " by mem
bers of the Oregon and Washington
delegations , does not specifically
name Roseburg. The language is:
"That there be constructed in the
state of Oregon, south of Portland
and west of the Cascade mountains,
a new soldiers' home unit, tho .ncf
at present to be limited to not to ex
ceed $1,000,000, with provision to be
made for future expansion."
Representative Hawley, who made
personal appeal to President Hoover
in Roseburg's behalf after it became
known that the selecting hnarA
with greatest favor on Vancouver.
""! bbio. uenerai .times told him
U- - - i
mo muge oi cnoice intended by the
board is .within the territory from Eu
gene to a line south of Roseburg .
His Own ODl'nion in that RrvooKnvo-
will be named, he savs. if that citv
provides the land needed to round out
a 4uu-acre tract.
Senator McNarv. after a pall t tho
White House also exnreaspri tha Anin-
ion that Roseburg would be designat
ed on completing the land for the
President Hoover annrnvert tha no
tion of the board, the complete pro
gram including six projects.
Success of Roseburc in retrarHpH na
virtually assured, but subject to final
selection Dy engineers of the board,
culminates a long fight in which
Vancouver tonic tho lenH whan r.on ,
, T " iiivn ia) v.- .
eral Wood, who inspected the pro
posed locations, reported in ts favor.
At the time his reDort was nresnnt.rrl
there seemed little question but that
Vancouver would win.
After that Representative Hawley
lodged a strong demand for Roseburg.
Oregon originated the legislation, he
pointed out, and Washington Btate
showed no interest until the time
came to pick the fruit. This plea ap
pears to have been effective at '"the
White House, where Hawley's appeal
had peculiar force, since Hawlev is
one of the few members of the house
whose record in support of the ad
ministration is unblemished
Athena Study Club .
Mrs. F, B. Radtke was hostess to
the Athena Study club Friday after
noon at her home on Third street.
The study of China was concluded,
Mrs. E. ' C. Rogers giving a paper
describing the great wall, and Mrs.
W. O. Read spoke interestingly of the
city of Peking. Roll call was an
swered by members mentioning the
names of Chinese authors. "Korea"
will be the topic of the next lesson,
which will be at the home of Mrs. W.
O. Read, Friday, March 27. Response
to roll call will be a product of Korea.
Stays With His Job
Lee Chrisman, who washes cars for
$90 a month at a Bend garage, be
lieves in holding his job, no matter
what happens. He proved it Tues
day when he showed up for work at
the regular time, in spite of the fact
that he had just received a check for
$10,000, part of his share of the sud
den prosperity of the C. A. Chris'man
family of Dennison, Texas. Three oil
wells, producing about 100,000 bar
rels a day near Texarkana, Texas,
provide the funds. The check came
from Chrisman'i mother.
Basketball Teams Feted
The boys of Athena hitrh school
basketball team were guests at dinner
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. I.
Miller. Covers were placed for sixteen
including, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Bloom,
Stafford Hansell. Walter Huffman.
Arthur Crowley, Lowell Jenkins, Leo
Geissel. Leland Jenkins. Jack Weber.
Solista Pickett, Kenneth Rogers,
Raymond Murphy, Walter Singer,
Robert Campbell, Glenn McCullough,
and Emerv Roirers. As an additional
pleasure, the members of the girls'
team were invited to join the boys in
games and refreshments which were
served later by the hostess.
The Pinochle Club
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Cornell enter
tained the Pinochle club Wednesday
night at their home on College street.
Dinner was served at covers placed
for twenty-four. Following dinner
six tables of pinochle were in play.
High club score was made, by Mrs.
Will Campbell and Charles Potter,
and the consolation prizes were pre
sented to Mrs. Arthur Jenkins and
Jesse Smith. Guest prizes went to
Mrs. Dick Swift and Ernest Ross.
Guests for the evening included Mr.
and Mrs. Swift, Miss Margaret Lee,
Miss Blanche Thorson, Miss Delia
Bryant, Mrs. Ernest Ross and Mrs.
Old Time Ball Player
Dr. Clark, eyesight specialist, was
in the city from Portland, Wednes
day. Back in 1904, the doctor was a
member of the Heppner baseball
tpem. whirn run1 aoninat a fnrmiilaKlA
snag when it attempted to beat the
"Yellow Kids" in the tournament at
Pendleton. The "Kids" won, 8-2. Dr.
Clark made inquiries regarding the
old time players as he viewed their
faces in a group photograph of the
"Yellow Kid" team at the Press of
H H. Eickhoff whose present head
quarters are in Walla Walla was a
business visitor here Wednesday. Mr.
Eickhoff is disposing of the machin
ery formerly used by his company
which has discontinued operations in
this vicinity. He says he sold five
caterpillars to one man, who will in
l turn use them for rental purposes. ,