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VOLUME 44'
ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 10, 1931
A WATER SUPPLY
MAYBE FOR POOL
Completion of Wing Exten
sion at Present Is In
creasing Flow.
NUMBER 15
The completion of the new exten
sion of 150 feet on the wing feeder
to the city well has perceptibly in
creased the flow of water, and Mayor
watts stated that if the increase is
permanent, it would be possible for
the city to supply water for the Le
gion swimming pool at city park this
season.
The extension was completed at a
total cost of 81,187.95 to the city,
force of men was employed for 22
days in the work of excavating, put
ting in lumber for cribbing and fill
ing in the dirt covering. The cost
also includes the removal of surplus
uiri. aujaceni 10 me nil.
The Preston-Shaffer Milling com
pany ran extra wires to a motor used
in pumping the water from the ex
cavation during the work and gen
erously iurnisnea tne electric cur
rent without cost during the entire
period of operation.
The lumber used for the cribbing
was given a tar bath for preserva
tion purposes, and for a time the
city water was slightly flavored with
tar, but this gradually disappeared
All bills for labor and material
were filed with the recorder in time
to be acted on by the council at its
regular meeting, Monday night. Bills
from all sources for the month March
as allowed by the council, follow:
Labor, materials, - etc., for
new wing extension of
city well ; ....$ 1,187.95
L. J. Miller, marshal salary
Henry Booher, night watch..
J. F. Kershaw, treasurer
B. B. Richards, recorder ..
Anna Littlejohn librarian....
State Accident Com ....
125.00
20.00
30.00
50.00
20.00
5.06
1,438.01
Rex Haynie and Three
in Auto-Train Crash
Rex Haynie of Bend, a boy well
known in Athena, with three others,
was injured in an automobile-train
crash in Portland Sunday night. The
following particulars were given by
the Oregonian:
Four young people were injured
about 3 a. m. Sunday, when their
automobile was struck by a two-car
Oregon Electric train at Tenth and
Davis streets. All were taken to St.
Vincent's hospital.
The injured:
Ida May White, 15, 94 North Sixteenth-
street, cut left knee and pos
sible internal injuries.
Medonna Niederer, 17, 529 Everett
street, slight back injury.
Rex Haynie, 18,-Bend, Orei, scalp
wound and injured right side.
Robert Johnson, 18, Bend, Ore., cut
over right eye.
According to a report by Patrol
men Strong and Churchill, who in
vestigated the accident, the automo
bile was going west on Davis street
and attempted to cross Tenth street
in front of the train, which was go
ing north. The train struck the car
on the side and pushed in about 40
feet. Thomas A. Prettyman, 302
East Fiftieth street, motorman on the
train, and Mike Pugh, brakeman, said
the electric cars were two-thirds
across the intersection when the col
lision occurred. Haynie was driving
the automobile. Two other passen
,gers, Ed Buchholz and Russel Lucas,
both of Bend, were uninjured.
In Federal Court
W. S. Ferguson, Will Kirk and W.
S. Ferguson are serving as jurymen
in Federal court at Pendleton, this
week. Homer I. Watts, Athena crim
inal lawyer, and Attorney Will M.
Peterson of Pendleton, were counsel
for the Indian, Joe Wild Bill, on trial
for the alleged killing of another In
dian, Joe Sol Louie. Joe Wild Bill
was charged with pushing Sol Louie
in front of a passing automobile on
the Old Oregon Trail at a point near
Mission.
Mrs, Greenwood
Mother of Mrs.
Wood, is Dead
THE ETUDE CLUB
ANNUAL CONCERT
Mrs. Delia Edith Greenwood, mo- ' " e rtL
ther of Mrs. Arnold Wood of Athena, Program Consists of ChorUS
Meier Says That
Meetings Must Be
Held At Salem
KB
GAME
OUSTS ALL
DIRECTORS
died Saturday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Alexander Shaw, at
North Powder, after many months of
illness, at the age of 67 years. 11
months and seven days.
Mrs. Greenwood is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Arnold Wood of i
Athena and Mrs. Alexander Shaw of
North Powder, Oregon: one son.
Numbers, Harp, Trom
bone Selections.
The Athena Etude club will present
its annual concert at 8 o'clock Thurs
day evening, April 16, at the high
Sfilem .-Tho m'aafinoa rf oil ean
boards and commissions coming with- -New Commissioners Named
in the jurisdiction of the executive of
Baker Man for East
ern Oregon.
Clarence Burden of Sprague, Wash., school auditorium.
and two sisters, Mrs, Lula Shaw and
Mrs. Julia Underwood of Portland:
one neice, Mrs. Arthur Weeks of San
Diego, and eight grand children.
The program is a resume of the
years work of the club, and consists
of a selection of colorful songs both
Funeral services were conducted at claical, and .semi-classical.
Walla Walla Tuesday afternoon by
Rev. C. A. Sias of the Athena Chris
tian church. Pall bearers were E. C.
Rogers, A. H. Mclntyre, S. C. Charl-
The chorus is well balanced and is
made up of sixteen voices. The
group, with a few exceptions, has
worked together for several years
ton, W. E.' Campbell, Roy Russell and and ha? attained a high standard of
Jesse .Myrick. Interment took place c Tlf' , t
in Mountain View cemetery. Walla .Members of the club feel fortunate
Walla. n "eing aoie to present Mrs. Faye
Mrs. Greenwood was born at Coun- btag' ftarPlst of Walla Walla, who
cil Bluffs, Iowa, May 12, 1864, the If1" a,grouP oi numbers, and
daughter of Dr. B. F. and Marv Linn an imey, popular and accomplish
Hornsby. She was preceded in death ed. musian, who will play trombone
by her husband, Thomas Greenwood, 8"iUB- ""V,1 fre arusis, ana
who died at Spokane in 1927, since numers will be attractive features of
which time she has made her home e entertainment. The program fol-
With JlPr twn Hftiifl4itpra. Mra Croon.
wood was a member of the Christian i Tf ni DTete, " Moore
church. Also she was a member 0f LK10w.a. Lovely Garden- D' Hardelot
Sedgewick Relief Corps, G. A. R. of L Lullaby Moon McChesney
Snokane Soloist, Mrs. E. F. Bloom
Many friends were present at the . ae wuo
funeral in Walla Walla, and the floral KarP so1?;- r Elected
rice will hereafter be held in Salom,
except in extreme cases where the
application of such a general policy
would work undue hardship or impair
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nie einciency ana, increase operating r ... , .
expenses of particular departments, wTTvS J t Me,CT
Governor Meier told the Capitol Jour- fc 1 f'ae game commission,
rial in mmmontin r, hi 5- "c eu ve new memoers to
" " I;. 6 replace the old commission,
ouimnuiiwig me newiy appointed tu ,
members of the game commission to m2J oners whose appomt
meet here for organization niu ?lent? were effective Wednesday are
" """"-- Marshall Dr?
.I . Vanderve:
"i me same ume me governcr an- mm;;ii. t- t it- r ,
nounced that to the extent of avail- ?S ?"lg' Ash
ui- 'ana. and Carl Sylven of Baker.
Wher th Hvnt, nf arh onJ . Members of the outgoing commis-
tralization are not over-balanced by WiIfor?Allon J rZl p PoiSan.dJ
other economic consideration,, the ol J'SJ?
Xr. ??.. Fallf and S. R. Thomson S
Education and the State
Lke Discussion
on Vital Phases .
s of OregonWelfart
By Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall
President, Univrity ot Orecon
Editor' note: Thi. ! the fifth of itriei
of live art c m rt. - .j..., T "V."
na, Portland; Dr. J. C
i J- M vi n :
Corrigan was formerly a member
offerings' were extensive.
Death of Frederick L.
Kims 50, at Heppner
Mrs,- Faye Staggs
Lullaby .". Godard
Mistress Margarita Penn
Morning Speaks
Etude Club
Trombone solo..
(a) Concertino The Message..Brooks
(b) Non e Ver ....Tito Mattee
Dan Tilley
League Season Opens
The Umatilla County Baseball
league season opens Sunday, with
Athena playing at Helix, and the Mis
sion Indians opening the schedule at
Umatilla. Wet weather has delayed
early season practice and the teams
have not rounded into playing form,
but the players are improving.
New Barber Shop'
. Charles Russell will establish a
new barber shop of three chairs at
Freewater. The shop will be oper
ated in connection with a confection
ery. Mr. and Mrs. Russell and daugh
ter Charlotte, have taken up their
permanent residence in Freewater.
George Gross is employed tempor
arily at the Athena Service station.
Frederick Loren Kuns, son of Mrs
Patterson of Athena, died at Hepp-
npr RlinriflV fit tha air a rtf KC vaara
two months and five days. Mr. Kuns E You, K"ow M? Garden? Wood
had been in ill health for some time, Mammy s Little Kinky Headed Boy....
and a fpw months no-n Athena rolo. - lnnkans
tives were called to his bedside, "but The PiPer of ij0V.e ""v: ' Carew
he improved and his health was some , Uub ' ,
better for a time. Personnel First soprano: Ruby
He is survived bv his wife, one son l' verva caKer Alice ager.
and one daughter 5, and his mother ?azel Stewart, Oletia Miller, Verne
Mrs. Patterson, one brother John J T bfc ona 8Prano: one L"ss
Kuns. of Ebo-Ip HoMr Pniifomia. n wel Elizabeth Bloom, Ada Mon-
sister Mrs .Wonh rnnn,m f AthJtague, Alta Michener, Mary Harris
na; three half brothers, Henry, " T8,.''
Thomas and Walter Booher, and one Evangeline Blatchford, Grace Foster,
half sister, Mrs. Jesse Smith of Eel a Brynt- Accompanist: Lorraine
Athena Pmkerton, assistant accompanist,
Fimpral servipps woro how Dt Honn. lneima we. director, Adele Mc-
ner in the I. O. O. F. hall, Tuesday
fnronnftn of 11 TVta vamaine
were brought to Athena for burial Helix Won From Athena
Wednesday, and interment took place In First Baseball Game
m Atnena cemetery at i:ao p. m.
witn tne uaa t enows in cnarge. Helix drfMtall Athpnn h;h ,,,
in the ODeniner came of the season on
County Speaking Con- the Griswold grounds, Friday after-
ncf P'lnola TAmnw ny me score oi o to z
i-vov x uioio lumuiiun , ui , .. v.. t.
"wciia vpciicu. uy uy scuniiK gen-
Wins in tho firct innini, anil r, r Ti.W-I.aw
xue minis in Hie tuuuty buchiv- S.nrina nroa .V,oll,J i tU t
mgcontest will be held for the part of the game. B bunching hita
grades and high schools tomorrow and aided b errors Helix scored four
high school auditorium. Forty grade w,,ffmfin sho n,M.o.nn
pupils and high school pupils will on the mound and the other membeTa
participate in the contest of the team did verv well consider!.-
ao fv mviDiuuo u Ithe amount, of nraptiVo thew hovo hH
v 1..1J :iL At. . I ..
win uc uciu eciara(.eiy, wiui uie I Xhe lineup?
graae pUpiIS Speaking in the after- J. Monro, cntr-her; Huffman nith.
noon, beginning at 2 o'clock. Under er. Hansoll. ih; Viciett. 9h- T.nwii
i i j l . A..i 7' " ' ' '
iuur uuierent neaas, mgn scnooi Jenkins, ss; J. Weber, rf; R. Moore,
uueuw. wm Bpeii. ui ule evemK 3rd; UeiSSel, If; J. Wilson, cf.
ucgiimiiig t i .ou, contesting in oia-
toncai, extemporaneous, dramatic and City Marshal Miller is collecting
humorous. The grades, appear in dog tax, and he says he either gets
..iU onu iu K"ue tiooomtaiiuns uu the tax or the dog, having collected
humorous and non-humorous sub- a sizable tax and killed If dogs to
jetts.
Athena high school will be repre
sented in oratory by Walter Singer,
and Stafford Hansen in extempore.
In the lower grades, Natelle Miller
will speak "Who's Afraid?" humor
ous. . -- - -
E. F. Bloom, superintendent of the
Athena schools is one of the directors
of the contest.
date.
:j : a 11. 1 , "luiciuu,
w in nie L-uyitai, wie new biate OI- t , "nw
j it.. 1.. -j orr
"IZ'T" .: lu" ?f the game board. He was ousted
bounds ""J,"",,, Dtowu "uuoc Mn May, 1930, by Governor Norblad,
K and replaced by David Evans of Eu-
TMfil r gene. Evans now is ousted to again
x lavuiai yciiiuiiaiiauuii make room for Corrigan.
OI Use OI Chlorate Weed 1 have consulted with each of
' Killers Are To Be Made hestl men tror. t0 hTis aPPo5ntment
, on the commission. I consider each
Tw,..i a - . well qualified for his position and to
Practical demonstrations of the Uarrv ,t thQ ni it
use of chlorate weed killers will be tration," the governor said. "Their ap
AS 11" -tSiT y Wdneay' Pointments were inline with my
tll rl ' I f V- m:hy oe Chlp- Platform-to take the game commis-
, " U"T""S company, sion out of politics tnd moke it a
i i it u 11 13 announcea Dy business administration."
Walter A. Holt, county agent. The governor enumerated the abili-
The demonstrations will be staged ties of each new appointee:
m -Pendleton at the corner of Court i consider Corrigan an excellent
and Ash streets which is opposite the business man and well qualified and
Round-Up grounds, under cooperative experienced for game commission
arrangement with the State College work. '
Extension Sprviro and will criva tho m" it , . . ....
. . UT vanaervert is a nighly re-
correct and most efficient methods of Larded sportsman and should well
PP.y...B u.ebe cnemicais ior ine ae- represent Central Oregon.
btrucuon oi weeas "Marshall Dana has long been in-
iniorate weed killers are not en- tore.atoH
mi ciy ixviy yet success wan i-'i'siand policies.
(ueuiis ox msposing oi weeas nas now
reached a point where it can be de-
"Dr. Vining is a good business man
nlaroH oflMont Thia i,Jand has outstanding ability to tell
i the world about Oreeon's came re
sources.
"Sylven is an excellent business
man.
been attained through experimenta
tion in methods of applying the
chemical, mixture of the solutions and
other mechanical details. It has been
definitely determined that proper
Sylven draws the short term on the
mixture, correct adjustment of the Fom,!sion' hl9r aPPintent "P
equipment and a thorough coverage
of the foliage to be treated, will in
crease the effectiveness of the weed
killers as much as 50 per cent.
ing February 25, 1932. - He succeeds
b. R. Thompson,
Vining's term will expire February
25, 1933,
lhe Chipman Company is in a posi- tiv until Mm.nr 9S mad n. ,..
nun vu give me uenenc oi us expen- ceeded Poole
meniaiion to an persons interested Corrigan replaced J. E. Cullison and
in the eradication of-weeds, annual U,iii t;i pn,on. ok iqk
losses from -which are estimated to bana drew the long term, to Febru-
ho nro-nr than tha ffli-ntAiiaf taw kill I n. . ...
T. ;. Ulli ary zo, laao, succeeding Allen,
for the entire country. .
Complete equipment will be on hand I A r: 1 iir
fnr- thfi 0mnstr.ti nj - ""'WW TT UIUCll
... ...w 6ci.- TJ VI. TX...A
eral discussion of the entire weed Ul VVUUQCrail, Cinieriam
problem and its solution will be given.
A loud speaker will be installed so Circle No. 10 Women of Wood-
that all may hear. Experts will be craft held an interesting session at
in attendance to answer all questions, the Knights of Pythias Hall in Athe
Weed mounts will be on display. Per- na Tuesday night. Honor guests of
sons haviner exnerienrca with nn. I tha eveninc were memharg nf the
familiar weeds are requested to bring Weston Circle who attended en masse,
samples to the meeting where they and assisted by putting on the initia
will be identified. tory work. A drill team in costumes
of white, with green and red caps
Vic Harris Here made the ceremony most effective.
Vic Harris came un from Portland Those taking the degrees were Mrs
and remained at his home here un- Matt Johnson, Mrs. Arthur Jenkins,
til yesterday, when he returned to Mrs- re(1 rinkerton, Mrs. Leon
the metropolis to receive further Miller of Athena and Miss Hudson,
medical treatment. Mr. Harris is of Weston. Mrs. Sarah Roland,
improving in health, and after a short Circle organizer was present and
period of further treatments, ex- Rave an interesting - and instructive
pects to return, completely restored talK
to permanent health.
They Predict a Coup d'Etat in France
ni
Fee Sworn In
Judge James Alger Fee of Pen
dleton stepped up to the federal dis
trict bench Monday as Oregon's sixth
federal jurist. He was sworn in by
Judge John McNary, and immediate
ly undertook the task of clearing the
lengthy criminal docket. Judge Fee
started work with the heaviest docket
since 1859. Several month's time will
be needed to clear the docket of all
cases on hand.
Foreman Has Moved Here
Frank Blair, foreman for the Washington-Seed
company, and Mrs. Blair,
have moved from Weston to Athena
to reside permanently. Mr. Blair
has charge of the seed cleanine and
grading plant in Athena. Mr. and
Mrs. Blair are residing in the Lila
Kirk cottage on lower Third street
Daughter Gets Fortune
Mrs. Charles Jones, daughter of the
late Mrs. Lizzie Dwelley, of Walla
walla is sole heir to an estate esti
mated to be worth $320,000, accord
ing to the will filed recently. 1 Mrs.
Dwelley died in February. ; -
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Following adjournment a social
hour was enjoyed and an informal
program was given. Teddy Miller
gave a clever reading and Mrs. Ralph
McEwen sang "Give me a house on
the hillside," and "He loved her."
Betty Jane Eager was at the piano,
Supper was served in the dining
room at long tables decorated with
spring flowers and favors suggestive
of the Easter ecason. A feature of
the menu was a large birthday cake
beautifully decorated with pink roses
and green garlands, and commemo
rating the thirty-fourth year of the
organization. Several charter mem
bers were present and told of the
early days when the Circle was an
"Infant in this community.
About sixty-five members and
friends enjoyed the affair. Mrs. R.
O. Hawks, Mrs. H. O. Worthmgton
and Mrs. Hardy Mansfield and Mrs.
Venard Bell motored here from Pen
dleton for the occasion.
The duke and duchesg de Guise, known as the "uncrowned rulers" of
France, who have predicted a coup d'etat to restore the IJourltona to Hie
throne of France in 1932. The duchess stated tbut the military fortes sun
porting their cause number at least 60.000. "
Fur Breeder's Permits
The 1931 Legislature enacted a
law classifying otter, mink, fisher,
martin, raccoon, muskrat, beaver,
badger, civet-cat, fox, ringtail cat,
skunk and weasel as fur bearing ani
mals in Oregon. The Oregon game
laws further provide that any person
or persons, firm or corporation,, en
gaged in the business of raising fur
bearing animals for sale, must first
make application for, and secure a
game breeder's permit for such pur
pose, paying therefore the sum of
12.00.
Oregoi
If I can tell vou verw fnii t
thing that I think would help higher
CUU,U11 mst, it would be that the
sending of your children, particularly
for the first time, to the University
should be accomDanied hw a
informal family ritual, tin ini .t
that your child will take will perhaps
be, as significant as when he first
waves noma and starts to the Univer
sity, were ne must become his own
Judge in the use of his time, in the
choice of his friends, and in solving
w many oiner aiiticult and intricate
problems that will confront him in an
endless and confusing array. He will
meet with other people representing
different points of view and following
conflicting philosophies of life, and in
his youth and immaturity amidst
these conflicting and baffling prob
lems uk must pick nis way.
I have seen students faced with
these perplexities write for advice
and direction to their parents, and I
nave seen these same parents, not
realizing the tragic need, attempt to
uoner meir cnuaren s cry of need
with some meaningless generality or
trite moralism which drove the stu
dents into their shells and mane thom
feel that they must depend upon their
own resources, rather than upon the
neip ana counsel of their homes.
Problems Not Simple
The problems which your children
face are not simple problems that can
do solved with the easy-going general-
ues ox a generation ago. They re-
yuiro an inumace understanding of
modern social life and knowledge of
the University traditions and exper
ience and an understanding of the
particular son or daughter that is in
volved. We hone through the
ganizations of the dads and mothers
that the basis of such understanding
will be formed, that visits to the Uni
versity will become more frequent,
and that a close and intimate rela
tionship between parents and children
at the University may be established
and maintained.
Still another way in which we are
trying to reach the emotional lives of
the students upon the campus is by
the development of an appreciation of
beauty. We are trying to do this
through music, drama, literature,
painting, sculpture, and all the fine
arts. One of the finest buildings up
on our campus will be the Fine Arts
Building. One of the student activi
ties that the University is pushing the
most vigorously is the development of
a University concert band with a
series of band concerts open to the
students. We are doing the sama
thing with the University orchestra,
with Sunday afternoon concerts and
vesper services in which programs
suitable to the occasion and of unques
tioned beauty are rendered. Our work
In drama and in literature we wish to
emphasize more and- more. We be
lieve that a development, of artistic
appreciation has a very definite and
vital relation to the spiritual realities
of life. , , , ,
Spiritual Values Important
A university, where the spirit of
beauty and the annreciation of n.
ture permeate the atmosphere of the
institution so that tte student body
cannot escape its spiritual and ennob
ling influence is bound to produce
graduates who are trained not only
in techniques and professions, but who
are also imbued with a sense of spiri
tual values which will enrich their
lives, ennoble their characters, and
give a new creative direction in tho
development of their careers.
lo this end I have been interests
particularly in the development of tho
general courses in literature, in our
School of Architecture And Ain,i
Arts, and in the School of Music. I
nave wanted every student to have an
opportunity to learn to love and ap
preciate the artistic work of creative
masters, not because I want them to
be artists, but because I wish to see
their emotional life directed
highest lines of beauty and unnrepin.
tion, rather than to find expression
in things that are cheap and tawdry.
It is to be honed that in this shnrt
statement you will get a more Ade
quate understanding of the nature of
our educational program at the Uni
versity, and of the ways and means
by which we are seeking to train your
suns ana aaugnters for the problems
of life. We are trying to do this in
an experimental way. We realize that
the last word has not yet been said
as to the best methods for training
character, develoninir ideals, nnl
creating effective habits of intellec
tual behavior. Each year we are con
ducting experiments in these various
methods trying to measure t.h rein.
tive strength or weakness of the dif
ferent methods that are employed.
.me oniy tning that does not change
is our fundamental objective of giv
ing to our students the finest intel
lectual and spiritual preparation for
uie. i ne means or accomplishing this
will be changed from time to time in
the light of scientific investigation as
we shall continue to seek for m.ira
effective means of executing th
ideals toward which we strive.
Adams Woman, Despond
ent, Takes Poison Dose
Mrs. Martha Elliott, 26, despondent
over continued ill health took her life
by drinking poison at her home in
Adams Sunday afternoon, dying
shortly after reaching St. Anthony's
hospital in Pendleton.
After taking the fatal dose. Mrs.
Elliott refused to inform relatives of
the nature of the poison, making it
impossible for them to prescribe an
antidote for her relief. It is under-
tood that on previous occasions she
attempted suicide. She had loner
been a sufferer from ill health.
Mrs. Elliott is survived by her hus
band Charles Elliott of Adams; her
father Henry Lewis and two broth
ers Welden and Norman Lewis, all of
Adams.
Funeral services were held in Pen
dleton Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock, and interment took place in
Atnena cemetery.
Funeral Services
The funeral services held for San-
ford Stone at the Christian church,
Friday afternoon were largely attend
ed, with Rev. C. A. Sias conducting
the services. A quartet composed of
Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton, Mrs. C. E. O.
Montague, George Gerking and C. M.
Eager, sang, Paul bearers were Bort
Ramsay, A. M. Johnson, C. T. Smith,
A. L. Swaggart, Ernest Haney and
John JWayberry, members of Wild
Horse Lodge, No., 73, I. O. O. F., of
which the deceased had been a mem
ber for many years. Both the Odd
Fellow and Rebekah lodges attended
the services in a body.
Many Sunday Victims
Nineteen persons, all victims of
violent death, comprised the Pacific
coast's casualty list over the Easter
week-end, an Associated Press tabu
lation indicated Tuesday, with auto
mobile traffic accidents claiming the
majority. Eight persons were killed
in automobile wrecks, one of them in
Seattle, Wash., constituting that
city's fifty-third traffic fatality this
year. I tie remainder of the list was
divided into flre, one; drownings,
three; murder, two; suicides, four;
asphyxiation, one, and dynamite
blast, one. The list of injured mount
ed to nearly one hundred.
April Important From
Historical Standpoint
April is important from a historical
standpoint as the birth month of four
past presidents of the United States
and as the month of the assassina
tion of President Lincoln, according
to the Telephone Almanac of the Bell
System, an annual publication of the
American Telephone and Telegraph
company. .
The presidents born during this
month are Thomas Jefferson, James
Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant and
James Monroe. Lincoln was assass
inated on April 14, 1865.
Other events for which the month
is noted were the establishment of
the first U. S. mint on April 2, 1792;
the discovery of the north pole by
Perry on April 6, 1909; General Lee's
surrender, April 9, 1865, and the
opening of the first commercial tele
phone line on April 4, 1877.
Endeavor Convention
The forty-first State Christian En
deavor convention will be held in
Medford, April 23-26. 1931. and will
I be attended by young people from all
over the state, according to present
indications. The sessions will be
held in the First Presbyterian church
of Medford, beginning with the eve
ning session, Thursday, April 23, and
concluding Sunday evening, April 20.
Ja mcs C. Henderson, of Portland.
State President will preside.
Played Pendieton Golf
E. C. Prestbye and J. C. Harwood
went to Pendleton Sunday and nlav-
ed golf. Mr. Prestbye figures they
traveled about ten miles over the
course during play, and besides get
ting a big hunk of exercise the
Athena players enjoyed the hospital
ity of the Pendleton country club.
The county golf tournament, which
was scheduled for last Sunday on the
Pendleton links, was postponed.
Lodge Will Celebrate
Weston Lodge, No. 58, I. O. O. F.
will celebrate the 112th anniversary
of the order on Thursday evening,
April 23. Wild Horse Lodge, No. 73,
of Athena, has received a special in
vitation to attend s guests. A ban
quet dinner will be served at 7:!I0 In
the evening.