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 C03t. 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, aa Second-Class Mall Matter VOLUME 44 ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, MAY 15, 1931 THREE THOUSAND ACRES SEED S Washington-Idaho Seed Co. Athena Plant to Handle Large Crop. Approximately 3000 acres of seed peas have been planted in the Athe-na-Weston district this season, tribu tary to the Washington-Idaho Seed company's big cleaning and grading plant in Athena. Of the total acreage now growing peas, the company has 770 acres as a crop of its own, seeded on rented land, south of Athena. The remain ing acreage was seeded by individual farmers owning land in the vicinity of Athena, Weston, Reed and Haw ley Mountain and Wild Horse Moun tain. Farmers who are utilizing a portion of their land holdings to growing peas are W. S. Ferguson, E. J. Duncan, E. B. Foster, Phillip Rem illard, Harold Barriett, Sheldon Tay lor, Athena; A. H. Schwandt, F. C. Greer, C. E. Fisk, Weston; J. E. Smock, Harry Beathe, Reed and Haw ley Mountain; Chas. Pinkerton, 0. W. Ulrey, Hubert Warner, Wild Horse Mountain. Conditions are said to have been ideal for growing peas this spring and the early seeded crops are now in bloom, and this will insure an early harvest of a portion of the crop, giving ample time to care for the la ter seeded fields as they follow up in maturity. . With indications pointing to a satis factory crop from a large acreage the prospects for employment in the cleaning plant this fall and winter are bright for the men, women and girls who find work there. Last sea son's operations which closed only a few weeks ago gave employment to several men, and forty women and girls worked on the machines. Shipments of seed peas are routed to eastern markets from the Athena plant, and last year in addition to the Athena-Weston crop, peas were pur chased by the company in Washington and Idaho, shipped here, cleaned, graded and re-shipped to eastern points. . The location of the company's plant in Athena makes possible a payroll at a season of the year when em ployment is at its lowest ebb locally, and is therefore, all the more ap preciated. Interest evinced by the First National Bank of Athena and a number of leading farmers in suc cessfully developing -a crop for sum merf allow land is a prime factor of the enterprise. i Lois Mclntyre Becomes Bride of James Rice Miss Lois Mclntyre and James Rice were married at the Christian church parsonage in Walla Walla at 9:S0 o'clock last Sunday morning. The bride was charming in a pink and blue ensemble and carried pink roses. Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Cowan were the only attendants. Following the cere mony the party was entertained at a wedding breakfast at the Marcus Whitman hotel. Mrs. Rice who is popular with a large number of friends in Athena is a charming and attractive girl and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mclntyre. She attended the public schools here and after graduating from the high school attended Wash ington State college and University of Oreeron where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Mr. Rice is the son of G. M. Rice of Pendleton. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and is a graduate of Oregon State college. He is employed by the Standard Oil com pany at Ontario where the young couple will make their home after a trip to Portland, Seattle and other Sound points. ' High Schools Play Off The Pilot Rock high school base ball team, winners of the west-end division, wijl meet Helix, east-end winners, this afternoon at Round-Up park, Pendleton for the high school baseball championship game, this af ternoon at 3 o'clock. Members of Athena high school team and others from here will see the game. Held 13 Spades Here is one for the bridge player to memorize: Miss Gilda Holgerson, a Tacoma school teacher held 13 spades in a bridge hand last evening, but failed to get the bid. Robert Baker of Auburn, Wash., with whom her game was played, bid seven no trumps and made it. A. H. Cox Suicides -Colonel Allen H. Cox, for years a prominent citizen of Pendleton, com mitted suicide Monday at Long Beach, California, by shooting himself through the temple at his desk in his real estate office. Financial worries are believed to be the reason for the deed. Swimming Pool Will Open One Day Next Week The American Legion's post swim ming pool at city park will open up to the public one day next week, so Commander Harris of Athena-Weston Legion post, informs the Press. Henry Koepke, post member, will select the manager and caretaker of the pool for the season. Water for the pooL will be taken from the mains of the Athena city water system, but it is the intention of the Legion post to complete ex cavation of their well which was abandoned last season for want of funds. However, work on the well will not be resumed until satisfac tion of indebtedness incurred in con struction of the swimming pool plant has been made. The Legion's swimming pool . is nicely situated in the Athena city park and its equipment is second to none in the county. The fact that it is centrally located makes it con venient for patronage from people residing in Adams, Helix and Weston districts in addition to those of Athe na and vicinity. The idea of Legion members is to eventually enlarge upon the scope of lawn and park advantages, so that the park will afford conveniences for picnics and outdoor gatherings, gen erally for this part of the county. The Legion has been approached by the leader of a well known orchestra for the privilege of putting in an open air dance pavilion, with the view to giving dances there during the summer and early fall months. How ever, the city council has jurisdiction over the park property, and if con sent was given to conduct dances there, it is only fair to conjecture that if money is to be made out of the venture, the Legion should have the first chance at the concession. Athena Leaguers Drop One on Umatilla Lot Arnold Wood's Athena leaguers dropped a game to Umatilla by the score of 6 to 5. Doc Blatchford's score book unfolds a dismal story of two bad innings in which the Uma tilla sand toads did their darndest, durndest in the first and sixth stan zas. The sand toads hopped to beat the band in the first canto, when with only one hit, they were aided and abetted by a couple of errors made at the wrong time, a passed ball and a stolen base in making a couple of runs. Tudor had easy sailing until the fatal sixth, when three toads hopped over the pan with only one hit, but a glaring collection of three errors. In the seventh they made their only earned run of the game on a couple of hits. Athena went scoreless until the fourth, when Lieuallen was safe on an error, took second xn Pinkerton's out, third when Hansell grounded a hot one to first and scored on a passed ball. He scored again in the sixth by getting on by an error, going to third on Pinkerton's 2-ply swat and regis tering on another passed ball. In the eighth Pinkerton walked and so did Hansell. Pinkerton went to third on a passed ball, Hansell to second. Crowley hit, scoring Pinkerton. Pike Miller smeared a two-base hit, Han sell scoring the last run. The score: Athena 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 05 Umatilla 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 x 6 Batteries Tudor and Harden; Woodward and Yeager. The Athena Etude Club . The Etude club held the last meet ing of the season Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. James Cresswell on High street. During the business session the following officers were elected to serve the club next year: Mrs. James Cresswell, president; Mrs. Gordon Watkins, vice president; Mrs. Donald Johnson, secretary; Mrs. M. I. Miller, "treasurer; Mrs. Ralph Mc Ewen, director; Mrs. Laurence Pink erton, accompanist. Mrs. Jesse Gor don was elected to membership in the club. Complimenting Mrs. R. D. Blatchford and Miss Delia Bryant, who are leaving Athena shortly, the members expressed their regrets, and presented them with attractive gifts. A social hour followed when the host ess served a seasonable salad and iced tea. . Mission-Thorn Hollow Road Members of the county court were in Athena Monday. They had been viewing the newly graded Mission Thorn Hollow road. The grading is practically completed and the first rock crusher setup will be made soon. Considerable rock removal work was necessary, between Cayuse and the Thorn Hollow end of the road and this part of the work will be through shortly. River gravel will be crushed for the road surfacing ma terial. Work will begin soon on the two roads authorized in special dis tricts, one leading northeast from Athena, and the other south from Weston. . , NUMBER 20 Student Body and (graduates of 193 1 www i -al.&:. turns - m m .4 1- 11 Athena High School Student Body " U. ,m II (! ,! I. in LUIUM I "t "j1 1- I '"' i ; 1 I I -I If i-r -jj on.'." , J T-. ... I- I ;i. 1 1 fy ' ILlLJ ,i f 1 "- - i. v "- -. ;: s O w Class of '31 FIRST ROW, READING DOWN JACK MOORE, GEORGIE GREEN, STAFFORD HANSELL, MARY TOMPKINS. SECOND ROW ARTHUR CROW LEY, VINETA WEAVER, 'ROLAND WILSON, HERBERT REEDER. THIRD ROW EMERY ROGERS, MYRTLE CAMPBELL, HAROLD KIRK. FOURTH ROW WALTER HUFF MAN, SUPERINTENDENT E. F. BLOOM. McCIees Named Game Supervisor For This State in i Where Athena Teachers Will Spend the Summer After a highly successful and con structive year Athena teachers will take a well earned rest and vacation. Mr. and Mrs.E. F. Bloom will visit in Spokane and Seattle and later will attend the summer session at the University of California at Berkeley. Miss Mary Cameron will visit her parents at Portland and plans to take work at summer school at the Uni versity at Eugene. Dan Tilley will also attend summer school, taking work at the University of Washington at Seattle. . M. I. Miller's plans for the summer are indefinite at this time. Miss Margaret Lee who will teach at Colfax next year leaves Sunday for Palouse, Washington, where she will visit her sister Mrs. Edgar Spen cer. She will accompany Mr. and Mrs. Dick Swift. Miss Lee plans to spend her summer at Wenatchee at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Lee. Miss Blanche Thorson will spend a month at the home of her parents in Stanfield and will join Miss DeEja Bryant who after a visit with her sister at Marshfield will motor to San Jose, California, where both will take work at the Teachers' College of that place. Grain Storage Planned The Farmers' National Warehouse corporation received a permit for a $6000 wheat warehouse at Walla Wal la to store 125,000 bushels of grain. LConstruction started Monday. A. M. Appiegate, manager 01 tne vvaiia Walla unit of the North Pacific Grain Growers, Inc., who obtained the per mit, said three warehouses had been leased from the Pacific Coast Elevator company, Other warehouses, he said, are being bought or leased at Waits burg and Dayton. v . . The Athena Study Club The Athena Study club was enter tained at the home of Mrs. F. B. Boyd, Friday afternoon. Eleven mem bers were in attendance and Miss Edna Zerba and Miss Elsa Ringel were club guests. The club has se lected for its next course of study, "Travel in the United States." Mrs. L. M. Keen, Mrs. W. O. Read and Mrs. Frank Little will prepare the year book for next study period and the first meeting will be held in Sep tember at the home of Mrs. E. C. Rogers. Mrs. E. C. Rogers described a trip through the Panama canal at the Friday meeting. Mrs. F. B. Radtke gave a report upon the ' story of Gorgas and his work in Panama, and a brief account of Goethels was given by Mrs. L. M. Keen. The hdstess serv ed ices, cake and coffee. A Clever Program A clever program was presented by the 1931 graduating class at the high school auditorium Wednesday after noon in observance of class day, when wide gates covered with blos soms swung open an old fashioned school room was disclosed, the mem bers of the class taking the part of pupils, while Miss Vineta Weaver presided as teacher. Barefoot boys and beribboned girls sang old songs and answered questions in a typical ly "kid" way. During the course of the school session the class prophesy and will were read, which added to the general hilarity. An interested group of parents and friends was present in addition to the student body and faculty. . The Pilot Rock Record, for 28 years a faithful chronicler of news events transpiring in that town and vicini ty has suspended publication for want of patronage. The publisher, A. R. McCall has moved the plant to Wasco, Sherman county, where be purchased the paper published Jhere. , r.. Mrs. Ida E. Cowan Dies at Walla Walla Friends of Mrs. Ida E. Cowan were saddened to hear of her death last Sunday at the home of her son, Dr. W. G. Cowan in Walla Walla. Mrs. Cowan made her home here for several years where she made numerous friends. She has been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Ida E. Cowan was born Au gust 18, 1860 at Springfield, Illinois. She was the mother Of Ben Cowan, Dr. Walter Cowan and Dr. Harry Cowan of Walla Walla and Dick Cowan of Palouse, Washington. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Baptist church. The funeral services occurred Tuesday morning with Rev. L. E. Brough officiating and interment was at Mountain View cemetery. . May Heat Wav.e The May heat wave wafted over Athena Monday and Tuesday, but the temperature was not quite so high as experienced at other points in Ore gon. Thermometers in Athena regis tered 88 Monday afternoon, and Tues day the thin, red line climbed to 96, while at Pendleton it stretched up to 101. Vertebras Displaced Word comes from Portland to the effect that E. A. Dudley, who recently went through an examination by the Rockey clinic, has misplaced vertebras and that a brace will be used in mak ing a correction of the ailment. Mr. Dudley is at Good Samaritan hospital and Mrs. Dudley is with him. E. II. Leonard and M. L. Watts of the Preston-Shaffer Milling company, with flour mills at Waitsburg, Free water, Athena, Pendleton and Salt Lake City, are in Chicago on business connected with their milling interests. Portland. Charles H. McCIees was Tuesday given a temporary appoint ment as state game supervisor, to be gin his work Wednesday at a salary ot ?J000 a year, the state game com mission announced. Mr. McCIees has been district game warden for the en tire area east of the Cascade moun tains since September 1, 1930, and prior to that was deputy game war den in Malheur and Coos counties for eight years. The commission also announced that it had rc-employed the entire exist ing personnel of the trout hatcheries and game farms, subject to a 10 per cent reduction in salaries. At the close of the day's work the commis sion announced the resignations of J. P. Morelock, La Grande; George W. Russell, Tillamook and John Combs, Prineville, as deputy game wardens, the resignations to be ef fective Tuesday but salary to con tinue until June 1. Art M. Fish, chief of law enforce ment under the former commission and a leading candidate for super visor, was appointed district game warden in charge of the district over which Mr. McCIees has had charge until Tuesday, at a salary of $185 a month. He was authorized to remain in Portland temporarily to assist Mr. McCIees in organizing the new law enforcement force. Mr. McCIees, according to a formal statement made by the commission, is an ex-service man, a veteran of the Spanish-American and world wars, and a conspicuously efficient warden. He is about 50 years old and married, and during the past five years has been a resident of Ontario, Or. He originally lived in Walla Walla, Wash., and at one time was a famous jockey, making the rounds of the big race tracks in the east, according to friends. Eight years ago he was ap pointed special game warden in Coos county and was ' assigned to work with Mr. Fish in that region. Athena High School Defeated Weston, 11-3 In a game better described as be ing a comedy of errors, Athena high school defeated Weston high on the Athena grounds Friday afternoon by the score of 11-3. Four hits with eleven errors was the requirement needed for the locals to snare an uneven contest. Athena is credited in Doc Blatchford's score book with a total of four misdeeds behind Huffman's pitching. He held Weston batters to three bingles. And Mcintosh for the the lads over the hill was stingy as a Scotchman with hits. He held the home boys to one in the first. In the third with a hit, a fielders choice and a collection of three errors, Athena added two more. In the fifth two more came in and in the sixth another hit, a number of errors, a passed ball, etc., allowed the bell to ring six times. Weston hopped off in tho first with two of her runs. Huffman fanned Ashworth, but walked Ross. Mcin tosh lifted out a two base hit, scoring Ashworth. King was safe on Geis sel's error, Mcintosh going down to third from where he scored on a pass ed ball. An error, a fielders choice and a passed ball allowed Ashworth to score for Weston in her half of the fifth. The score: COMrilENCEMENT PROGRArtl TONIGHT Twelve Class Members Will Receive Diplomas Ad dress by Lapham. Graduation exercises for thu turpi members of class '31, Athena high school will take nlace this pvpninw nt. high school auditorium, beginning' at o o ciock. rrofessor Ray Lapham of Whitman college will deliver the aaaress. , The personnel of the class com- ' prises Myrtle Campbell, Jack Moore, Arthur Crowley, Georgie Green.Staf ford Hansell, Harold Kirk, Herbert Reeder, Emery Rogers, Mary'.Tomp-: kins, Roland Wilson, Vineta Weaver and Walter Huffman. . ' The auditorium will be decorated in class colors, orchid and gold. The class flower is sweet pea; the motto, "Out of the Harbor into the Sea." The program for the evening follows: Priest March, from "Athalia" ' Mendelsohn High School Band Invocation ....Rev. Charles Sias Quartet "Goodbye, Old High" Parks Betty Eager, Marjorie Douglas, Fred &mger, K41ph Moore; Marjorie Montague, accompanist. Presentation of Class Gift................. ...Jack Moore, Class President Chorus "Cheery Lights of Home".. Nevin High School Glee Club Commencement Address Prof. Ray Lapham "Wake Up March"..:..: Bennett High School Band Presentation of Class ............. - Supt. E. F. Bloom Presentation of Diplomas..., .. Arnold Wood, Chairman of High School Board. Benediction. Baccalaureate Services Rev. Frank L. Wemmett, pastor of the Pendleton Methodist church de livered a well prepared baccalaureate sermon before a large audience and the Athena high school graduating class at Christian church, Sunday evening. The devotions were in charge of C. A. Sias, .Christian church minister and Gerald C. Dryden of the Baptist church. A special feature was a selection by the Athena com munity chorus. The sophomore class had the church auditorium beautiful ly decorated for the occasion, lilacs and tulips in shades of orchid and gold, effectively carried out the class colors. The program was as follows: Processional. Invocation Rev, Charles A. Sias Scripture Rev. Gerald C. Dryden Anthem, "The King of Glory"..Holton Community Chorus Address Rev. Frank L. Wemmetfc Benediction. Umatilla Here Sunday The Umatilla team of the county league, which defeated Athena 6-5 will be here to play the locals a re turn game, Sunday afternoon. The teams are evenly matched and the coming fray should be an interesting one to watch. With errors reason ably eliminated the game should be a close one, as both teams have good pitchers. New Health Nurse Mrs. Ruth C. Hinegardner, grad uate of Presbyterian Hospital, Chica go, class of 1924, will take up her duties as Umatilla county health nurse, succeeding Miss Helen Sam ton, who resigned recently. Old-Time Baseball Teams To Play at Weston Picnic A feature number of the Saturday program of the Pioneer Reunion pic nic at Weston, June 13, will be a baseball game played between Athe na and Weston by players who were in their athletic glory in pre-war days. Sid Barnes is manager of Weston's scrawny outfit and Bob Blomgren is its captain; Kernel Wood functions as fungoist. The Athena team will be managed by Billy Littlejohn, who will select Laurence Lieuallen to cap tain the tribe. The personnel of the Athena lineup is being kept dark, but the sporting editor hopes to drill it out for the public in the next issue of the Press. Slats Wheeler sends word to the Weston bunch that his ol' soup bone may be a little cracked, but it is still good enough to whiff anything Athe na may walk to the plate. Huh. Saying a lot, sez we figger ing on ex-Yellow Kid players the likes o' Dell and Lieuallen. Golf Tournament The biggest golf tournament in the history of the Pendleton country club occurred Sunday with 100 players from Milton, Freewater, Hermiston, Echo, Pilot Rock and Athena. Two Pendleton players were matched against two visitors in flight pairings. Archie Bond, Pendleton, with an 81 for 18 holes was low medalist of the day. Tom Stanton of Pilot Rock was low for the visitors with an 86. The ladies of the country club served luncheon during the day. Those at tending from Athena were E. C. Prestbye, Justin Harwood, Leonard Geissel, Dean Pinkerton, Flint Johns, and Penn Harris. Eighty-First Milestone R. Alexander, former Pendleton merchant and well known fraternal order member, celebrated his 81st birthday anniversary at Pendleton Tuesday, at a dinner meeting of tha Kiwauls club. '