The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, April 03, 1931, Image 1

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Fee Appointment
Is Made in Recess
By the President
mrii nrii tt j ni i ine president has given a recess
Walla Walla Hard Hit and appointment to James Aleer Fee to
Weston Loses Portion h United states district judge for
uregon. -
01 Dam. Judge Fee was nominated for the
Oregon judgeship before congress ad
journed and his name had been re
The wo. finnA in fc!ow ported favorably by the. judiciary
Walla Walla surged down Mill creek hommitttee- His confirmation was
Tuesday afternoon and night causing
enormous damage to gardens, build
ings and streets and took the toll of
frustrated by a filibuster during the
last hours of the session,
The addition of Judge Fee to the
vvvij iava wvn, WHS VV11 VI I, , ... . . , , , ...
one life. Water flooded through the J61 W1" ia ' clearing one or the
streets for hours into basements, over
lawns and spread out over a wide
area in the southwestern part of the
heaviest dockets the court has had in
years. Judge John McNary has been
carrying on alone since the death of
city. Phillip Fox, while attempting to Jude Bean three .months ago.
divert water from entering his barn,
lost his footing and fell into the tor
rent. When taken from the flood,
Clocks below where he fell in, he was
At Weston serious danger threaten
ed property in the lower residence and
business districts, when the dam hold
ing back the waters in the city reser
voir broke from excessive flood pres
sure, though the residents were safe
at all times in the homes of neigh
bors living on the higher ground.
Thfl Wostrm nnnillnfinn haA Yiaan
TOflmoH np uroro f,a QO,M;n. I ton. Oregon, March 3.
above town, along the banks of Pine hiS eAuctio athe. University
The vacancy on the bench of the
Sixth judicial district made by Judge
Fee's appointment was filled Wed
nesday by Governor Meier who named
Alex Sweek, of Heppner, one of two
prominent attorneys who' sought the
position. Homer I. Watts of this city
had the support of a large number of
the legal fraternity of the district for
the judgeship in addition to endorse
ment by friends.
Those who know Governor Meier'
appointee, speak in very high terms
of him. Sweek was born in Harm!
1886 and re
Business Men Were Guests
of Mrs. Froom the
Corn Demand Is
Exceeding Home
Grown Supplies
creek, and all had ample time to se
cure places of safety in event extreme
disaster had taken place.
Fortunately, the flood gates were
open and releasing a large volume of
water from the reservoir when the
fifty-foot break in the jipper part of
of Oregon and the University
Michigan. He is a republican.
' New Baptist Pastor
Rev. Gerald C. Dryden arrived in
Athena Saturday to take the pastor
ate of the First Baptist church of
the dam rave wav to a deDth of from Athena, for a while at least, and may-
six to fourteen feet. The dam i 20 be to fill the regular charge. Rev,
feet high and where the break occur- Dryden conducted services at the lo-
red there remains six feet of concrete c rcn, ounuay, ana wm De in me
structure; anchored in solid bedrock PulPl4 to deliver the morning and eve-
base, so that the c tv will continue to " Betu,unsi 1,118 coming ounuay,
h amtiiw minniiod ntii wofer nnd e came to Atnena irom cnanans
nermanent reoairs can be made. A Washington,
bridge in the upper part of town was
pulled out, which obviated danger of Sunday Schools Will
its going out and lodging against the
bridge at the main street crossing,
,,,. The Walla Walla river was on a
rampage through Milton and Free
water where some damage is report
ed and one man was injured,
Give Easter Programs
The Sunday schools of the Athena
churches will observe Easter with ap
propriate programs at 10 o'clock Sun
The Umatilla river surged through day morning. The programs follow
Bingham Springs, wrecking the ho
tel kitchen and perhaps leaving dam
age to cottage and picnic grounds in
its wake. At Thorn Hollow crossing,
between the bridge and the Brace
store, 75 yards of the highway was
cut by the flood. A number of Athe
na people drove to that point to wit-
Christian Church
Responsive reading, Ladies class
song by Choir All Little Ones Love
Easter, Belva Mclntyre A Little
Lily, Effa Crawford Easter Message
Jimmie Weber song, Adorine Geiss
Love, Donald McPherrin Easter
Eggs, Elwayne Zerba song Bobby
ness the flood waters. The road camp Hopper Risen, Dorothy Smith A
on the Mission-Thorn Hollow . con- Good Proof, Arden Gray What Snow
struction works was under water ar-d Ball Dld, Marjorie Wilks Gather
several cars at that nlace could not the Lll,es' Donna Logsdon Easter
h removed, the workmen wadinar to Message, Bobby Hopper song, How
safetv on foot. , They Grew, Primary Department
. Pendleton reported the water reach- Easter Morning, Wilma Mclntyre
ed its peak there Wednesday morn- Bonnie Johnson So Changed, Mary
ing at 9 feet, one and 10 inches be- Lu Hansell My Angel, Billy Johns
low the high water guage set in 1906. r ntnb, muiiw wuuna, cuuuj
Two crews are reconstructing road- Zerba Natures Greeting, Marjorie
bed and tracks at washouts on the Martin Tommy Day's Easter Eggs,
Union Pacific at points on Meacham B Zerba Lily of the Spring,
creek. To the west, large numbers of Helen Rogers Setting a Hen, Buddie
ore wnrVino- in shifts to remove weDer neipea Dy easier, galeae
slides along the Columbia which held
up both train and stage service.
Heavy rainfall, following a two-
inch snow in the Athena district,
was the heaviest for many years,
A considerable runoff resulted when
the soil became saturated with mois
ture. Wheat fields to some extent are
scarified with ditches made by the ex
cessive rains and it is thought mois
ture is now sufficient for all crop-
growing purposes, with an
supply for wells and springs.
The Rocky Mountain region exper
ienced the severest stroke of winter,
when the states of Colorado, Wyom
ing and Montana were the center of
deep snows and devastating blizzards
which took a toll of sixteen lives, in-
Miller clarinet solo. Billy Johns-
Awakening, Emma Jane Kilgore
song, Loyal Girls.
Baptist Church
Easter Song, Primary department
-recitations by Betty Booher, Iva
MaeBooher, Harry Stewart, Marion
Stewart, Ida Clemens, Maebelle Clem
ens, Dwane Payne, Helen Standage,
Geraldine Cutler, Robert Mayberry,
Jack Stewart, Helen Alkire, Laura
ample Jean Payne, Louise Rmgel and Ray
mono lubbey irom the primary de
partment Easter Song, Junior de
partment recitations by Bryon Kib-
bey and Cecil Clemens. ;!
Grain Rates Reduced
Reduced freight rates for trans
eluding five school children and their portation of grain and grain products
school bus driver. moving intrastate are in effect. The
new taritt was received and tiled by
Takinir Hard Blows the public utilities commissioner late
John J. Kellv. editor and nublisher Saturday. The rail lines recently se
of the Walla Walla Bulletin, is under cured authority from the interstate
the weight of two hard blows. This commerce commission to postpone
week he lost one of his sons by death publishing intrastate rates until June
from pneumonia, and now his big du- 1, and petitioned the public utilities
rde nrintine nress is buried in mud commissioner of Oregon for similar
and water from the Mill creek flood, authority, which request was denied.
The son, 23, was a graduate of Wash- me new rates therefore became el-
TTniversitv. ana assisted nis f a
father in publishing the Bulletin. The
forms of the Bulletin are being trans
ported by air plane to the press of
the Lewiston Tribune uauy ior printing.
A Gooey Barnyard
Arnold Wood says high water from
overflow of the Wild Horse creek
flood spread out over his barnyard
and left it gooey with mud and silt
It will take a scraper and a lot of
work to clean the yard. Mr. Wood
chickens which mired
On a Larger Scale
Weston Leader :F. C. Sloan, presi
dent of the Washington-Idaho Seed lost several
company, was a business visitor Mon- down in the mud
day in Weston. Mr. Sloan said that
the operations of his company in the Here From Portland
Athena-Weston district will be on a Mrs. McArthur is here from Port
larger scale than ever this year, and land, visiting at the home of her sis
that it is alwaya glad to give employ- ter, Mrs. George Banister. In a few
ment to Weston operatives at its weeks she will return to Portland and
Athena plant Speaking of the utili- will be accompanied by Mrs. Banis
sation of summer fallow land in this ton, who may spend the summer
region in the growing oi seed peas there.
ic, his concern. Mr. Jsloan intimated
that beans may be tried out again in Butter wrappers $1.50 per 100 at
thia vicinity. - tM.
The business men's breakfast sriven
Wednesday morning at the Athena
Hotel by the landlady, Mrs. Laura
rroom, was a very pleasant event, and
was the means of assembline the men
who conduct the business affairs of
Athena together for the first time in
many months. ?
Covers were laid for twenty-six and
during the breakfast hour a very ap
propriate musical program was given.
M. L. Watts presided as toastmaster
and a number responded with words
of appreciation for .Mrs., Froom's
generous hospitality and expressions
very much in favor of future get-together
meetings of business men.
Mrs. Froom was assisted in arrang
ing for the breakfast by Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. O. Mdntague, and those who
participated m givmg the program
were Mrs. Laurence Pinkerton, Mrs.
Ralph McEwen, Mrs C. E. 0. Mon
tague, Miss Arleen Myrick, Miss Mar
jorie Montague and Mr. Dan Tilley.
The long table where the twenty
six guests were seated was beautiful
ly decorated, a color scheme of pink
and green being employed. The table
was centered with a huge antique
bowl of pink blossoms and ferns and
pink geraniums were placed at either
Mr. Watts introduced those who
contributed to a musical program as
follows: piano solo, "Black Hawk
Waltz," Arleen Myrick; vocal solo,
(a) "The Top o' the Morning," (b)
"Invy," Mrs. Ralph McEwen; piano
solo, "The Shepherd Boy," Marjorie
Montague; vocal solo, "Allice Blue
Gown, Mrs. C. E. O. Montague;
trombone solo, ou are the Melody"
and "The World is Waiting for the
Sunrise," Dan Tilley, Mrs. Laurence
Pinkerton was the accompanist.
Oregon State College. Oregon's
acreage of corn grown for grain
could be increased 100 per cent or
more without overproducing for the
present state demand, i according to
the 1931 corn outlook report just is
sued by the Oregon State college ex
tension service. Corn shipments in
to the state total several times the
amount of home grown? corn sold by
Sales of corn for cash from Oregon
iarms have not exceeded 200 carloads
a year, according to the , best available
information at the college. Although
information on the total amount ship-
ped into the state is inc6mplete, near
ly 1400 carloads have been received
at Portland alone in each of the past
two years. j
Evidence of the shortage of home
grown supplies of corn is also found
m price statistics. The farm price
received by corn grower in this state
has been from 20 cent! to 30 cents
a bushel more than the; average for
the whole country.
The general corn outlook for the
United States indicatel a five per
cent increase in acreage, says the col
lege report Production is likely to
be above average, although it is too
early to estimate yields. The carry
over of corn from the 1930 crop is
expected to be less than average.
Sanford Stone Dies in the
Pendleton Hospital After
Very Few Week's Illness
These Who Will Speak at
County Contest in Pen
dleton, April 10.
School interest is centered in the
oratorical contest which is to be
held at Pendleton, Friday evening,
April 10.
The high schools of Weston. Athena
and Adams were, represented by
speakers in V-e sectional contest at
High School A- '".orium in Athena,
r naay nignt. .wizaoetn Baker and
Education and the State
, Live Ditcutsioni " '
on Vital Phaiee i
of Oregon Wei fart
By Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall
Preildent, Univeriitjr of Oregon
Editor'i note: Thit ii the third of ierieg
Arnold Bennett Hull. nr..Mt k. if.:"l
. . ------ r ' u. ...a UIUTH-
l Z I 0ron- other 'oilow at regular
This whole problem of intellectual
honesty and love of truth is a matter
oi spirit rather than of logic. It is
a matter of atmosphere rather than
of precept It is a matter of Univer
sity tradition, rather than a matter
oi university regulation. Therefore,
we need the spirit of truth, the spirit
of reverence, and the spirit of open
minded tolerance as a part of the tra
ditions of our student life. To ac
complish this we are trvinar to select
Alva Potter represented Adams, andi nemoera of our faculty whose per-
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Not So Bad at Bingham
Is Good News Received
The Press was in communication
with the caretaker at Bingham
Springs yesterday at noon, and over
the telephone he reported that con
ditions there were not nearly so bad
as had. been rumored.
As soon as the flood waters reach
ed it, the bridge leading to the swim
ming pools went out. Later the ho
tel kitchen lean-to was wrenched
from the main building and lodged
several feet to the west, against the
The caretaker reported that no
damage resulted to the fish hatchery
as a result of the high water. The
summer homes and rental cottages
were flooded at the highest stage of
the water, but foundations were in
tact and .the most serious damage
was the washing out of soil that had
been placed on the lots.
The road from the Holaday place
leading west toward the Thompson
ranch and Gibbon is impassable, so
he reported, due to slides and wash
outs, perhaps.
A small patch of 200 acres of as
paragus will be planted near Harris
burg in the Willamette valley. A
cannery will take care of the Burplus
After only a few week's illness
from stomach trouble, Sanford Stone;
for many years a resident of the
Athena neighborhood, died Monday
night at St. Anthony's hospital in
Mr. Stone, who was employed at the
A. L. Swaggart farm, north of Athe
na, went to the hospital Friday for
medical treatment. Athena friends
who visited him found that he was
apparently getting.; better, and his
death was unexpected by them.- ,
Mr. Stone's wife died of: cancer in
Athena several years ago.? He still
retained his residence property iir the
north part of town, and when not em
ployed elsewhere, lived there.
He was prominent in lodge affairs
and several times had been a delegate
to I. O. O. F. grand lodge sessions,
representing Wild Horse Lodge No. 73
of this city. He is survived by one
brother, Vern Stone, one sister and
his mother, now 73 years of age, all
residents of Southern Oregon. Funer
al services will be held at the Chris
tian church here this afternoon at
1:30 o'clock. ;
Tim In Again
Weston Leader: T. L. McBride of
Eagle creek, who has his share of
mishaps but always comes up smil
ing, is now temporarily out of com
mission with a broken rib. Whether
"Tim" was doing some acrobatic
stunts in the McBride haymow is not
recorded, but at all events he took a
spill and cracked the rib.
Billy Ashworth, Weston, in humorous
sections. Betty Eager, Helen Barrett,
Walter Singer and Stafford Hansell
represented Athena in dramatic,
humorous, oratorical and extempor
aneous, respectively.
Ihe winners, who will speak in the
county contest at Pendleton are Eliza
beth Baker of Adams, dramatic: Billv
Ashworth, Weston, humorous; Walter
Singer, Athena, oratorical and Staf
ford Hansell, Athena extemporaneous.
The district grade contest was held
in Adams Friday evening in the
school auditorium. The result of the
contest places the following pupils in
the county grade schools contest at
Pendleton, Saturday evening, April
Non Humorous, lower Vernita
O'Hara of Weston, speaking "Big
Non - Humorous, lower Natelle
Miller of Athena, speaking "Who
Afraid 7"
Non-Humorous, upper June Thomp
son of Adams, speaking "Queen Es
ther's Petition."
Non-Humorous, upper Annabel
Payne of Adams, speaking "A Leap
rear Leap."
Low Round-Trip Rate
The Union Pacific is offering a one-
cent a mile round-trip rate. The rate
is reduced from 3.6 cents per mile to
one cent per mile, and is applied on
the dates of April 1, 2. 3, and 4 only
The round-trip time limit . on these
tickets is April 9.
Sue Government for Many Millions
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What Is believed to bs the largest suit Sled against the federal covern-
ment since the celebrated Alabama and French spolatlon claims, amounting
to $68,707,000, filed by the Blackfeet and aeverol other Indian tribes, la now
being heard by the United States Court of Clalma at Washington. The photo
graph shows the members of the Blackfeet tribal council; left to right: Joe
crown, president or the council; Robert J. Hamilton, chairman of the board
of directors of ths Indian Protective association; und Ulchard Grant, a mera
th tribal council ' .
Easter Cantata at the
Christian Church Sunday
The Athena Community Chorus will
present the Easter Cantata, "Life
Eternal" at 7:30 o'clock Sunday eve
nmg at the Christian church. The
production promises to be up to the
usual standard of former presenta
tions by this group of singers, and the
cantata itself is a tuneful rendition of
the events in the last days of Christ's
The Lord Reigneth, Chorus Man
of borrow, solo, Kohler Betts Geth
semane, Men's Chorus Calvary, solo,
C. M. Eager A Whisper of Hope,
Mrs. Ross Payne, Mrs. E. F. Bloom
Dawns the New Day, Chorus Hail to
the King, solo, Mrs. Lloyd Michener-
The Morn is Breaking, duet, Mrs
Floyd Pinkerton, George Gerking
The King Comes Forth, Chorus The
Redeemer Triumphant, solo, Mrs
Alva Blalock The King of Glory,
Chorus Ye Shall Live Also, solo,
Laurence Pinkerton The Resurrec
tion and the Life, Chorus.
Members of the chorus are: Miss
Clara Flock, Mrs. Rose Miller, Mrs,
Jesse Gordon, Mrs. Ross Payne, Mrs,
Floyd Pinkerton, Mrs. C. M. Eager,
Miss Blanche Thorson, Mary Jane
Miller, Helen Barrett, Jewell Pinker
ton, Mrs. Clarence Zerba, Jean Zerba,
Mrs. Lloyd Michener, Mrs. R. D,
Blachford, Mrs. C. E. O. Montague,
Miss Delia Bryant, Mrs. E. F. Bloom,
Mrs. Gordon Watkms and George
Gerking, Lewis Stewart, Jesse Gor
don, Laurence Pinkerton, C. M. Eager,
Kohler Betts, Dan Tilley, Charles
Sias and Clarence Zerba, Mrs. Laur
ence Pinkerton is the accompanist
and the chorus is directed by Mrs,
Ralph McEwen.
Nearing Completion
Work on excavating the new wing
at the city well is nearing completion
J. W. Pinkerton of the city council
water committee, who has had the
work in charge had his force of men
at work all day Monday during the
heavy rain storm, bracing the walls
with curbing. This part of the work
is completed and only the center
stringers and the top remains to be
done, when the earth covering will
be put on. The force of men has done
good and fast work, according to Mr,
Pinkerton, and only one slight cave
in interfered with progress in excavating.
Legion Officers Visit Local Post
State Commander Jack Biggs, of
Portland, Dist. Commander Charles
Smith of Heppner and District mem
bership chairman, "Hally" Hallibur
ton of Hermiston, accompanied by a
number from Neil Best Post of Mil
ton were among those present at a
recent meeting of the local Post.
First Stage Went In Ditch
The first Union Pacific stage to
leave Pendleton for Walla Walla
since the flood, went into the ditch
on the highway west of Athena.
Heavily loaded with passengers, the
steering gear went wrong and the big
coach left the hard surface. Fortun-
'ately none was seriously injured.
sonality, character, and Achivemnf
exemplify these noble traditions. For
the same reason, we should like the
cooperation of the home in emphasiz
ing upon the youth of the state the
evils of bigotry, the fineness of toler.
ance, the beauty of reverence, and the
avune character of truth.
one of the devices that we are
developing at the University is a
series of orientation courses offered
In the lower division. Under our
present regulations for the junior col
lege, a freshman entering the Univer
sity is required to take his choice of
three out of four possible orientation
courses. The work of the University
for the purpose of organizing these
four courses is divided into four
groups: The biological group, the na
tural science group, the language and
literature group, and the social sci
ence group,
These courses are built around the
development of methodology on scien
tific method in these large fields of
human knowledge. For after nil. tho
development of methodology or scleh
the complicated, technical thing that
we conceive it, but in simple language
it is merely the method by which the
great scholars of all times have sought
to oase tneir knowledge upon facts
and to free their minds from the pre
possession of prejudice, of ignorance,
of mysticism, and of established dog
ma that had nothing back of it but
tne tnoughtless acquiesence of ignor-
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anil multitudes.
Work Explained
For example, a freshman would go
Into the orientation course given by
the natural science group. He would
find that chemistry started with cer
tain esoteric mystical notions that had
nothing to do with truth or reality.
Little by little the mind of man was
able to face the problem of chemis
try from the standpoint of facts
rather than of prejudice. Gradually
he developed a methodology or scien
tific method by which he was able to
eliminate from his own intellect the
forces of pride of opinion, of bigotry,
of ignorance, and mysticism and let
his mind seek only the truth as evi
denced by the facts of life. The
triumph of modern chemistry has
been simply the freeing of the mind
from these old impediments of ignor
ance and bigotry and dogma and the
application of inventive genius to the
discovery and interpretation of facts.
Perhaps the next hour the freshman
may go into the course in the social
sciences, and he finds that the same
thing has been true there, that big
otry, lack of intellectual integrity,
partisanship, and man-made creeds
have prevented people from under
standing their own political, social,
and economic lives, and that social
science has become an instrument of
social progress only in so far as these
alien factors have been overcome and
the love of truth has replaced the
pride of opinion and the partisan big.
otry that has too frequently dominat
ed even some of the great scholars in
the development of social science.
When a student, through these var
ious orientation course has found
that intolerance, bigotry,Aand dogma
have been the great impediments to
human progress and to individual
achievement the fact will be borne
upon mm with such relentless logic
and with such an array of evidence
that he cannot escape the conchiHion
that such a student will begin to find
a new value in the love of truth, in
maintaining an open mind, in ap
proaching the problems of life with
reverence, and in soekins- to h miUot
in his own thinking by a just regard
for the facts and to be always free
irom me winding influence of passion
and intolerance; If we can get these
fundamental lessons of life into the
consciousness of youth, we will have
gone a long way in
for lives of usefulness and iovou ac.
Professions Observed
In addition to these two int.All0ot.1iBi
qualities, there are the rohlpm nf
training youth in certain skills and
uiBcipiines and techniques which are
essential to certain of the technical
professions. This we are trying to do
in our professional schools, the work
of which will be discussed in other
papers in this series. In these pro
fessional schools, however, we are not
merely following the standard pat
tern, but we have some of the best
members of . our faculty . carefully
studying our methods of instruction '
trying to improve them, testing out
the results that they achieve, to the .
end that your children Bhall have the
best instruction in their technical and
professional training that it is pos
sible for our resources to provide.
The final matter that deserves con
sideration has to do not with Intel
lectual, but with the spiritual, the al
truistic, and the emotional aspects of
life. To train young men and women
in critical habits of thinking, in the
formulation of sound judgments, and
to Impart to them certain skills and
disciplines in other words, to in
crease their general intellectual pow
er and ability, without at tha .- ;
time organizing their emotional lives,
giving them an insight into the spiri
tual values and trying to nourish and
direct the wholesome, generous, and
altruistic impulses of youth, would
be a- danger, rather than a blessi-ig
to your children and to society.
The W. C. T. U. All-Day
vonvenuon 10 lie Here
The local W. C. T. U. will holH an
all day session and school of instruc
tion at the Baptist church here next
Thursday, April 9. The rrom-am fol.
10 a. m. Devotional
10:30 Appointment of committees.
10:35 "Why Hold Institute or
School of Methods," chairman.
10:40 "My Method for Making My
Office Successful," local officers.
11:15 Round-table on "Union at
Work," discussed bv members. "Mv
Dues," "My Budget," "My Member
ship Campaign," "My Responsibility,"
wno is a prohibition Patriot?"
12:00 Noon-tide traver. Covered
dish lunch.
2:00 Discussion, Best Method for
securing observance of law. Best
method for aiding observance of law.
Best method for safeguarding (pro-
nioiuon not repeal.
Z: 30 Special music.
3:00 "Why not Have a Referen
3:15 Demonstration by children.
Branding Poultry
Indicative of the effectiveness of
the tattoo branding of poultry as a
means of curbing thievery is found
in the fact that nearly 100 Yamhill
county poultrymen are now using
this method, and not a single case of
theft of tattooed poultry has been
reported. This method was origin
ated by S. T. White, Yamhill county
agent, and is now in general use in
all poultry producingVcounties of the
Famous Coach Killed
Knute Rockne, famous football
coach of Notre Dame, was killed in an
air plane crash in Kansas, Tuesday,
while en route to California. Seven
others, including the two pilots were
killed in the wreckage of the falling
plan, : ., -
Frank Sullivan, Insurance
Man Suicides at Pendleton
Frank Sullivan, Pendleton insur
ance man and prominent member of
the Eagles and well known in Athena,
where he was a frequent visitor, com
mitted suicide at his home in Pendle
ton Sunday afternoon. Despondency
over ill health is given as the cause.
The Easj; Oregonian says:
Despondent over ill health, from
which he had suffered for some time,
Frank G. Sullivan, local insurance
man, shot himself with a 12 gauge
shotgun Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock
in a store room at his home, 202 East
Bluff, and died from the effects of tha
wound at midnight Monday night at
St. Anthony's hospital. The shot en
tered the body just above the heart
Mr. Sullivan's health had been In
such a critical state that he had
brooded over the matter constantly,
say friends. Mr. Sullivan was 48
years old and was born in Iowa, com
ing here about 20 years ago. His
widow and a son, Francis Sullivan,
the latter assistant athletic ocach at
the Eastern Oregon Normal school,
survive him, as does a brother. Jack
Sullivan of Boise.
Young Man in Trouble
The Weston Leader renortu that
Lawrence Fannan, 20, of Weston,
was arrested late Mondav niarht hv
the sheriff's office on a warrant
charging a statutory offense against
a girl of 14, who is said to live at
Umapine and to have been picked up
in Weston Sunday night by Deputy
Sheriff Vayne Gurdane. who took hoi'
home. Young Fannan is said to have
come to Weston from Umapine with
his parents a few months ago.
High Water at Gibbon '
The little railway station at Gihtmn
has been visited by one of the worst
floods in its history. Meacham creek
converges with the Umatilla river at
that point .