A BIG JOB, BUT ITS DEAD EASY :, It would be a big job to tell one hundred people any thing that would interest them in your goods, but its dead easy if done the right way. This paper will tell several hundred at once at nominal cost. NOT ONE DAY CAN BE FOUND in the week but that you do not need stationery of some sort or other. We furnish neat, clean printing at the very lowest rates. Fast presses, modern types, modern work, prompt delivery. Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter VOLUME 444 ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, JUNE 26, 1931 NUMBER 26 STATE PRINTER IS ASKED TO RESIGN Alva Leach To Retire As Head of Kerr G iff or d Governor Would Clean Up the Shop Every Depart ment To Be Swept Salem, The resignation of H. S. Bosshard, state printer, Arthur Brock, foreman of the state printing plant, and every member of the pres ent organization, was asked by Gov ernor Meier and State Treasurer Hol man, in what is generally believed to be the first move in the proposed con solidation of the three state-owned printing plants, including those at Eugene and Corvallis, with the Salem plant. Simultaneously with the call for the resignations of Bosshard and his assistants, the majority members of the state printing board announced the appointment of E. C. Hobbs of Corvallis to succeed Bosshard as Btate printer, effective July 1. Secretary of State Hoss did not at tend the meeting of the printing board at which the reorganization move was decided on. He said he did not join with the majority members of the board in the ouster of Boss hard, who served as state printer since 1919, prior to which time he was secretary of the state printing board. The call for the wholesale resigna tions in the printing plant does not necessarily mean that any further changes will be made in the per sonnel of the department, it was ex plained by Governor Meier, but it is only intended to give Hobbs a free hand in the selection of his assist ants. Hobbs is a native of Sheridan, 111, was educated in Michigan and served Ilia ttJJpidlMCO" jt .....-.. ... Battle Creek, Mich. He came to Ore gon in 1917 and was appointed su perintendent of the college printing department in September of that year. Consolidation of the printing plants maintained at Corvallis with the state plant at Salem has been under con sideration by members of the printing board for several weeks and is expect ed to follow soon. Two Cargoes Wheat Bring Good Prices Portland. Interest and activity in wheat here, together with an advanc ing price for both cash and future de livery, was reflected on the Portland market during Wednesday's session. Two cargoes of white wheat, one to the United Kingdom and the other to Ireland, were sold during the day by tv,n farm board. One was sold direct by the Farmers' National, while an other was disposed of by a private Roth cargoes. comDOsed one half each of Western white and soft white nrViont were boW at 22 shillings ap proximately 53 cents a bushel track basis Portland. The total supply m around 15.000 tons, made a total movement for the day of better than 560,000 bushels. Tho nricB received was said to be around 4 cents a bushel better than recent sales of the Farmers' National. Half of the advance is considered due to the improved market conditions. Tha other half is attributed to the freiorlifc rate on the latest car goes sold. The present cargo rate is about 20 shillings, while parcels are mnnl 17 shillings. OTAW.U . ' O On the Portland Merchants Ex ilian o-e there was a eeneral advance of 1 cent a bushel for all wheat, witn oats following with a 60 cents a ton rise. The rise in millrun was also 50 . cents a ton. The Thimble Club The Thimble club spent a pleasant .(tonuuin Tnesrlav at the home ' of BIKIUVVH . " If MN VtpA Pinkerton. The quilt un der course of construction was set to gether and plans were made to hold an all-day meeting next Tuesday at the- home of Mrs. Stella Keen when nniiHno' will be done. A pot luck will He served at noon. Mrs. Pinkerton assisted by her daughter, served dainty ices and wafers at tne tea hour. Those present were, Mrs. TJouoiia T.ipnnllpn. Mrs. John Stanton, Miss Mildred Stanton, Mrs. Chester McCullough, Mrs. A. J. Garner, Mrs L. E. Cornell, Mrs. J. E. Jones, Mrs stolin Keen. Mrs. Payne, Mrs At Pinlcerton. Mrs. Bruno Weber, Mrs. Virgil Zerba, Mrs. W. R. Harden, Mrs. Fern Elder and Mrs. Mary Mc- ' Kay. ... Flvinr Record Set American fivers have copped an other record. Flying their plane, the Winnie Mae, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty of Oklahoma, spanned the At lantic ocean Wednesday from Harbor r.mrp to Berlin in the amazing fly- in a time of 22 hours and 19 minutes They covered the 3000 air miles at an average flying speed of 136 miles an hour. - Norris A. (Alva) Leach, who as a boy lived at Weston, and who is well known in Athena, has retired from the office of vice-president of Kerr, Gifford & Co., one of the largest grain firms on the Pacific coast, stepping down from active management of the company but remaining on the board of directors, and in that capacity will continue to assist in directing its affairs. In Portland, Peter Kerr, president of the firm, in announcing that Pres ton W. Smith would succeed to the position held by Mr. Leach, expressed his regret at the retirement of the vice-president after his long service with the company which was mark ed by fidelity and efficiency. , Mr. Leach has been with the busi ness 38 years, starting as buyer on the Heppner branch of the O.-W. R. & N. in 1893. Later he was appointed traveling agent and transferred to Walla Walla where he remained seven years. In 1910 he was trans ferred to Portland and soon thereaf ter was promoted to the position of vice-president, which he has held since. 'I'm going to take it a little bit easier," Mr. Leach said in making the announcement of his retirement. I plan to do some fishing and hunt ing and devote more time to the Port of Portland and the Chamber of Com merce. I shall have a desk here with Kerr-Gifford for my mail and shall still take a deep interest in the com pany's business and welfare." Mr. Leach recently was appomtea to the Port of Portland commission by the state legislature and has been a member of the Chamber oi Com merce board of directors about eight years. His first fishme after his retire ment, will be in the Metolius river, near Bend, where he plans to go soon after July 1. He plans to spend his winters in San Diego, Cal., in the fu ture. "Do I nlav erolf?" Not now. but I probably shall take it up. I haven't had time for it in the past," he said. Huff Has Hopes That the Grain Price Will Be Equal To That of 1930 At Oeden. Utah. C. E. Huff, presi dent of the Farmers National Grain Corporation, told the agricultural council of the Central Western bhip pers Advisory board there he "hopes the averaere Drice of the 1931 wheat crop will equal the average price of the 1930 crop, although stabilization was in effect for a part of that time. Declaring the size of the present season's crop still is uncertain, he added, "unless there is a change in the situation, there is every indica tion the North American continent will have, with the carryover and new wheat, substantially less than 14 months ago." Scorincr those who are demanding a nledere that the present stocks of grain stabilization corporation be held at least a year as "drawing a red herring across their trail," he de clared such demands had come from owners of warehouses in which they are stored. Huff declared the corporation s stocks are "substantially good wheat" saying a recent disinterested party had determined 98 percent of them are in "perfect present condition." He termed the activities of the cor poration "the first intelligent hand line of pram crops" in history, in try ing to move them from producer to consumer in the most direct way. "The activities have actually in fluenced the price of wheat between five and ten cents a bushel in a gen eral uplift of the price structure," he said.. U. of O. Debaters Travel 35,00 Miles O H I) I ft i J TPS, SIBERIA 1 Av Wk ! S 2r V S I PACIFIC BASIN I I Dee TOW . 1 MlfTftAUA f Three University of Oregon students will travel 35,000 miles this summer and fall, visiting eight countries, to meet many other schools In debate, and to fulfill numerous speaking engagements. Above, they are shown with Governor Meier, who made them official good-will ambassadors of Oregon. Left to right, they are: Roger A. Pfaff, Eugene; Gov. Meier; Robert T. Miller, Pendleton, and David G. Wilson, Portland. Below is a map of the course they will follow on their talking trip, during which they will make more than 60 appearances. The three boys will return to the United States In time to re-enter school at the beginning of the fall term. The trip Is being financed by organlzalons Interested in world peace and by the boys themselves, who will earn part of their way by their speeches, and by articles published. Truck Driver Dies When Vehicle Crashes, Bruns The Dalles. Eric Wagner was kill ed at 2 a. m. Monday when a freight truck of the Sunset Company, operat ing between Portland and Pendleton, crashed through the railing of the ap proach to the Union Pacific overhead crossing at Seuferts cannery. Wagner was driving the machine. The crash was heard by W. G. Clark, night watchman at Celilo canal. Fire broke out from the gas tank and the truck was soon a seething mass or. names. Night officers Murray and Osborne, and L. L. Mohr, a fireman, rushed the city truck to the wreck too late to save the man's body from incineration. Motorists whom Wagner had pass ed a few minutes before expressed the belief the truck made the turn at the crossing at too high speed. Wag ner's widow in Portland survives. ' Old-Time Stagedriver Dead Ben Pierce, for thirty years a resi dent of Pendleton, died in that city Sunday of heart disease. In early days Ben was a pony express rider and stage coach driver, ihe eany davs of his life were spent in Ne vada. He was a nephew of the late Nathan Pierce. His last stage route, before the railroad took it away from him was between Baker and Hunting ton. Crane Hit By Fire Five business houses at Crane, Ore gon were destroyed by fire this week, the loss totaling $16,000. Marie Gil lespie was the owner. The fire start ed in a restaurant and pool nail. There was some insurance. Tax Increase Seen The new law imnosinfir upon coun ties a charge of $20 a month for the core of insane and feeble minded patients in state institutions will im pose an additional tax burden on counties in proportion to the number of inmates they send to state institu tions. This tax would be particularly heavy next year, because - as the state tax for this year has already heen paid and the new law imposing the charge went into effect June 6, it will be necessary next year to make a levy to cover the remainder of this year as well as all of 1932. Wife of Former Athena Minister Died at Starbuck Boat On Upper River Freighting Grain Sacks For the first time in several years a sternwheeler steamer is breasting the currents of the Columbia above the locks at Celilo. The old Uma tilla is freighting cargoes of grain sacks from Portland to Umatilla and Wallula. The sternwheeler will make two trips with full cargoes of sacks. On it3 third trip it will round out with a general cargo. The wheat sacks came from San Francisco under order of the Farm ers' National Grain corporation. More sacks of the same shipment will be unloaded later. There are 525 tons, of about 1,400,000 sacks in the ship ment. Operators of the fleet say the Uma tilla will continue to make the run as long as it can obtain cargo. The first cargo of sacks will be de livered at Umatilla, and the second at Wallula. Trucks will take them from these points to wheat producing sections of the country for the new crop harvesting. Purchased Barber Shop Levi Swayze formerly of Milton and Weston, has purchased the Duf field barber shop on Main street and has taken possession. Mr. and Mrs. Duffield and son Curtis left Athena Wednesday morning for Portland, where they will reside in the future. Mr. and Mrs. Duffield leave many friends in Athena who wish them suc cess and happiness in their new field of endeavor. Mrs. Geiszler. wife of Rev. C. W. Geiszler former pastor of the Metho dist Episcopal church in this city, died at her home in Starbuck, Wash ington. June 14. Funeral services and burial took place at Dayton, June 17. Mrs. Geiszler was the widow of the Into John Smith, who died in Athena where the family resided, about 20 years ago, before her marriage to Reverend Geiszler, and had a number of children. All of the children attended the funeral at Dayton. Mr. and Mrs, Jesse Smith of balem, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moore of Cam bridge, Idaho visited friends in Athe na as they returned to their homes Thursday of last week. . Rev and Mrs. Geiszler were in Athena week before last, coming here from their home at btarbuck to se cure affidavits relative to the birth of ttnrl Smith a son of Mrs. Geiszler. who died after serving in the World War, with the .view to securing a mother's pension for Mrs. Geiszler. At that time she appeared to be in her usual good health, so friends say. Athena Market Man Recovers Stolen Hogs and Trailer at Pasco Friday night thieves hooked onto Bert Logsdon's trailer in the rear of Via Mnin street meat market, took it to his slaughter house southeast of the city and loaded bix of his hogs. Discovery of the robbery early Sat urday morning resulted in notifying the sheriff's office at Pendleton and later in the day the trailer was found ditched in the sagebrush near Pasco. Further investigation by the officers located the hogs in possession of a Pasco livestock buyer. He had pur rlinspd t.hem earlier in the day from a couple of young men, of whom he was able to give a good description to the officers. Loersdon dispatched John Huffman to Pasco, who returned the trailer and porkers back to their owner, lhe Pasco stock dealer of course is los er of a bunch of cash and is doing all he can to see that the thieves are found by the officers, who are said to be on a hot trail. Mr. Logsdon's slaughter house has been a mark for petty thieves for some time. In the past several rob beries have occurred there, when hides and other property has disap peared. Methodist Ladies' Society The members of the Methodist Ladies' Society were entertained at the farm home of Mrs. John Tomp kins Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Frank Little led the afternoon's dis cussion of "Angel Island." Arrange ments were made for the Society's an nual picnic, which will take place Sunday at Langdon Lake. Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President, Mrs. W. O. Kead; vice president, Mrs. Frank Little; sec-treasurer, Mrs. Arthur Lowe; re porter, Mrs. L. A. Cornell, visitors were Mrs. Fred Pittman, Mrs. Gor don Mercer, Mrs. Bruno Weber, Mrs. Kohler Betts, Miss Esther uernn ana Miss Mary Tompkins. Mrs. Bruno Weber became a member of the so ciety. Refreshments were served by Mn w j. Crahi . Mrs. Kainn sing er and the hostess. The September meeting, which begins the ensuing year, will be held at the home oi Mrs. Frank Little. Hoover War Debt Plan Sends Stocks Soaring Upwards COLLEGES RECEIVE New Campfire Group Another group of Campfire Girls has been added to the Umatilla coun ty roll. Girls of Umatilla recently met and organized a Campfire group. Died of Injuries Gates Hutton, a young man who was injured while working on the Wallula cutoff highway, died at at. Anthony's hospital in Pendleton. Excursion Rates Announced Another of the Union Pacific-O.- W. R. & N. excursion trip rates is an nounced for July 2, 3 and 4. un these dates the railroad will sell round-trin tickets at about a cent a mile, and these are good to return up to and including July V. Uickets win not be sold to points east of Hunting ton or south of Portland, announces C. M. Eager, local agent. Molalla Rodeo The Buckaroo, Molalla's annual rodeo event is near at hand and great prep arations are being ' made for the event. This year Art Seal of Pendle ton Round-Up fame is furnishing the stock for the show. It will consist of a carload of longhorn Texas steers, a carload of bucking horses, a string oi relay and race horses, and a carload of saddle horses. ' . . Reside at Adams Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Hodgen will re side during the summer in one of the tea-heraire at Adams. ' Mr. Hodgen ha been retained as coach at The Dalle high tchool. Dog Runs Amuck A bulldog thousrht to be afflicted with rabies, ran amuck at Bend and severely bit a little boy, a girl and a policeman before it was killed. The head has been sent to Dr. Stickler, state health officer, to determine whether the animal was rabid. In the meantime the Pasteur treatment has been given the victims. 1 . . -Reconstructing House Preliminary work on the recon struction of York Dell's dwelling house on North Third street which was damaged by fire a couple of wpekn ntrn. in under wav. The house will be remodeled on bungalow plans, and James Ashworth, Weston car penter, will have charge of the work. Fowler Trial Bezina Completion of the jury has been made at Baker in the retrial of Mrs. Emma Fowler, former city treasurer of I .a Grande who is accused of hav ing misappropriated approximately $112,000 of city funds. At a previous bearing of the case the jury v us agreed...;, ..i. ,. niH.Timera Here Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Jarman of Solum unent a few hours in Athena, Monday, visiting with old-time friends. Mr. Jarman formerly con ducted the Fair Stores in Athena and at Woatnn I.ntpr he became identi tied with the J. C. Penney Co. and fnrmeH a partnership with Merl Roby . n 1 il in stores at saiem, augene ana umer nninta. Both have retired. Mr. Jar man recently completed a iiuu.wu hnma in Salem, and' Mr. and Mrs Roby reside at the Multnomah notei in Portland. Rrnther-In-Law Killed in Wreck Smith ban received word from Rrichtnn. Colorado, that his brother in-law. F. A. Lindaev. was killed in an automobile accident, Monday or last week. Mr. Smith's sister, Mrs. Lind- pv wan aeriouslv in lured and one of ..' . ... ... her daughters lies in a hospital witn a frartureH skull, and another daugn- ter sustained minor injuries. No par ticulars of the accident nave peen re ceived by Mr. Smith. KtnhhlefieM Pinched A rain Fancho Stubblefield, 29 hours after he had completed a 30-day jail sen tence given him in Judge Richards' Athena court, was in the tons oi tne law again. He was apprehended Monrluv bv traffic officers who are al- ledged to have found 30 gallons of moonshine in hia car. Mubbiencid s manner of drivine on the highway near Adams attracted the attention at two officers. The Associated Press states that the immediate effect of President Hoover's pronouncement for a one- year war debt moratorium was to send stock and cnmmoditv markets booming from New York to Bombay. in Berlin, where Chancellor Ureun ing described the offer as a "historic event of the greatest significance," the market rose 10 to 30 points on the strength of Germany's formal ac ceptance of the proposal, and despite assertions in the opposition press that Germany is "the victim of Amer ican bluff." Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald in London told the house of com mons that the British government ac cepted the offer and he was joined by Stanley Baldwin, the Conservative leader, and David Lloyd-George, head of the Liberal party. England is turn ing its attention now to the details which would make the moratorium effective. The French cabinet received the text of the president's offer and the government let it be known France wants to raise no obstacle to accept ance. Political opposition rallied, however, about the contention that Germany's unconditional reparations payments must not be postponed. The opposition wants to knew also wheth er France was consulted before Hoo ver's proposal was made public. Rome has accepted the offer in formally with the stipulation that Germany must utilize the relief ac corded her for economy rehabilita tion only. Other governments throughout the world have received the president's suggestion in much the same spirit, In Washington, Hoover is giving all his attention to the situation, which his offer of a moratorium has created. Secretary Stimson has reiterated the warning that there must be no bar gaining and that prompt action by all the nations is imperative, wasnmg ton in optimistic that all the nations concerned, France included, will ac cept the proposal as it stands. Deaf Man Is Struck By Train in the Walla Wal la Union Pacific Yards Walla Walla. P. Caedal, 75, was fatally injured when struck by a pas senger train from Spokane, Sunday, inside the Union Pacific yards here. Almost totally deaf, Mr. Uogdal step ped onto the track from between two box cars and started across, turning back too late when he discovered the engine almost upon him. He died im mediately after he had been taken to a local hospital. Witnesses said that the engineer blew the whistle four times. Ac quaintances volunteered that Cogdal had been dejected over lack of em ¬ ployment and had mentioned suicide as preferable to the county poor farm. His name was discovered by a search of his belongings In a Seventh street rooming house where a reference was found from L. W. Simmons, rancher in the Freewater district, on whose farm Cogdal had worked for 'W years, coming to Walla Walla last August. The deceased had confided to his benefactor that he was in ill health nnH that his room rent was in arrears Tt was revealed that he had a brother living and attempts were being made to locate him. A. J. UUiis, deputy prosecutor who took charge of the case, said that MS investigations showed that the train was going about 15 miles and had apparently hit Cogdal in the head and neck, knock ing him to the side oi tne tracx. Miss Johnson Leaves on Trip Miss Lois Johnson left yesterday by way of the Union Pacific to Spokane and Great Northern for Uemiaji, Min nesota, where she will represent her eollGfi-e chanter at the national Gam ma Phi Beta convention to be held there from June 27 to July 3. Re turning, Miss Johnson will visit friends in Minneapolis and will come west hv the Canadian Pacific, bhe will also visit Seattle and expects to re turn in about three weeks. C0STCUTQU0TAS Saving of $857,170 to' Be Di vided on a 64 Basis Wage Slice Avoided. Fnirera Are Surorised A B-roun of friends surprised Mr nH Mrs. C. M. Eatrer Thursday eve ning of last week on the occasion of their eighteenth wedding anniversary. An aHilitional surprise to the hon- orees was the presentation of an attractive and useful gift. Bridge was the diversion of the evening and Mrs. Llovd Michener won high score. Ke freshments were served following the play. Those present were members or the B. B. supper duo. No Craca for Auto Plates New 1931 auto license plates must be on cars by the morning of July 1, it is stated by state traffic officers in charee of the Eastern Oreeon dis trict. No days of grace will be given, it is said, and if autoists expect to drive their cars on and after July 1 they must have the plates on. Portland. Oreeon State college must . save six-tenths and the University of uregon iour-tentns oi tne amount to be cut from the cost of Oregon high er education because of the referen dum of the legislative appropriation, according to a plan su omit tea to tne state board of Viichpr education bv the finance committee of the board. Under the plan the college's share of the saving will be $514,302 and the university s share $342,868. The legislative appropriation tied up by the referendum was $1,181,173, hut the committee found that bv using unexpended balances in many departments, whicn aggregate ?Jki8, 064, the necessary additional saving could be reduced to $Bb7,ru. it was this saving that was apportioned in the ratio of 6 to 4. Under the plan no school or de partment is to be closed and the necessary saving can be effected with out resorting to salary reductions, thus averting, in the words of the committee, permanent disruption of the services of the several institutions. None of the additional saving, under the plan, is to be borne by the normal schools. The savings are to be effected mainly by increasing the teaching load on faculty members of both schools by not replacing members who have resigned. Other members of the ' college and university staffs are to be asked to take sabbatical leave, and not be replaced during their absence. Through creation of a central busi ness office, to be located at Salem, the finance committee expects to save $40,000 to $50,000 in the biennium. This business office for the college and university is to be in the office of the board of higher education. A standardized and simplified system of accounting for all the state schools Is to be installed. The saving to be made in this manner has not been balanced aorainst the necessary cost reductions, but is to be handled as a reserve. Detailed budgets embodying the necessary Bavings are to be worked out by President Hall 6f the univer sity and President Kerr of the state college and submitted to the board. Budgets already have been submitted by the presidents on a basis or nve ninths of the savings by the college and four-ninths by the university. Under the ratio, the saving at the state college was $490,000. Tne dir ference between that sum and the $514,302 saving imposed by the board is expected to be made up, witn a slight margin to spare, by an in crease in student fees at the college. ' Another Miniature Golf Course Dnn of Athena's latest ncauisitions to sport is a miniature golf course at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ad Pink erton on Adams street. The course known as the "Hole in One" was built by Max Johnson, Walt Singer, Robert Rose, Buddy and KODert Weber and Dale Jenkins. The course consists of seven holes and there are many interesting hazards. In con structing the tairways tne boo was removed and the ground leveled and covered with sand. The side boards are to be painted green and the signs are artistically painted green witn rea and numbers. Par is 21. The course Is intended for the boys but the girls of the neighborhood oc casionally play a round. An at tractive creen bench is placed under an apple tree and is often filled with interested spectators, riants ana flowers are placed at intervals about the course lending an artistic atmo sphere, Many hours are spent here by the boys and it is a most com mendable pastime. Income Tax Receipts Income tax returns reached $700,- 000 at Salem Wednesday with the bulk of the day's mail yet to be sort ed. A threatened suit against con stitutionality of the intangibles act rino not aeem to retard payments. the commission said. "At the rate the navmenta are cominz in. we expect the total collections to go well over $2,000,000," Commissioner Fisher said. New Foundation Excavation is being made for a new concrete foundation under the cot tage on Jefferson street recently pur chased by Ralph Singer from John Tompkins. Other Improvements will be made to the dwelling. Railroad Tax Case Twenty-nine Washington counties started a fight in federal court to boost the taxes of three railroads run ning through them by several million dollar's annually. .