The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, June 26, 1931, Image 3

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Present Operator's License
Will be Cancelled, but not
Within Three Years.
Hal E. Hoss, Secretary of State, has
released the following information,
giving in detail the procedure to be
followed by operators and chauf
feurs in obtaining licenses in the fu
ture under the uniform operator's and
chauffeur's license act.
Chauffeurs' licenses are issued for
one year, or to expire on June 30th,
(The chauffeur's license fee was re
duced by the last Legislature from $2
to $1.) Persons licensed as chauf
feurs, this last year, are being mailed
application blanks for chauffeurs' lic
enses, good for the period July 1st,
1931, to June 30th, 1932.
Persons not heretofore licensed as
a chauffeur and who desire a chauf
feur's license will be examined by an
examiner under the uniform oper
ator's and chauffeur's license act,
passed by the last legislature.
Operator's licenses, issued prior to
July 1, 1931, will not be cancelled
immediately, but will be cancelled
within the next three years after due
public notice. Until such time as they
are cancelled they will be considered
valid. Operators losing a license is
sued prior to July 1, 1931, may, on
application to an examiner, secure a
duplicate for 25 cents or the appli
cant may, after July 1st, elect to
have his old license.cancelled and se
cure a renewal under the new law,
good for three years, after passing
an examination and upon payment of
a fee of 50c.
Persons who have never operated
a car or who have never been licensed
as an operator will be examined un
der the uniform operator's and chauf
feur's license act. Applications of
minors under 18 years of age must
be signed by father, if living, and has
custody of applicant, otherwise by
mother or guardian. If applicant
has neither father, mother or guard
ian, then application must be signed
by employer.
After passing a test on the rules
of the road, a vision test, a color
blind test and such other test as may
be. necessary to determine his ability
to safely operate a car, he will, on
payment of a fee of $ 1, be issued a
Learner's Permit, good for 60 days,
only when accompanied in the front
seat by a licensed operator. When
the applicant feels that he is able to
safely drive a car, and his instructor
is ready to sign to that effect, they
appiy to an examiner ana me ap
plicant is given an actual driving
test, consisting of stopping, parking,
backing and driving in traffic. Pas
sing these tests before an examiner,
Good Judgment Is Said
to be the Best Asset
of Modern Housewife
Time was when a woman's ability
as a housewife was judged by the
texture of her cakes, the size of her
stitches and the spotlessness of her
Kitchen but those days are past.
The chief attribute of the success
ful housewife of modern days is eood
judgment. Her test is the ability to-
manage ner household in an efficient
manner, and to make wise decisions
and choices for her family in the face
of the increasingly complicated so
cial and economic order. Fewer and
fewer articles for family consumption
are made in the home, and the Drob
lem nowadays is to choose between
the countless brands and makes of
commodities advertised.
This situation, accordine to Miss
Jane Hinkley, federal agent for home
economical education in the 11 west
ern states, is responsible for the new
trend in home economics education.
which is toward greater emphasis on
family life and relationships and less
on skill in such tasks as cooking and
sewing. Miss Hinkley was in charge
of an intensive short course just con
cluded at Oregon State college, in
which 45 home economics teachers
from seven states took part.
Home economics courses," said
Miss Hinkley during one of her lec
tures, "have been broadened to in
clude not just the study of food and
clothing, but the care and training
of children, 1 the maintaining of de
sirable social relationships in and be
tween families, the wise use of
money, time and effort, and the main
tenance of the family health.
Regatta Program Good
The Legion regatta program at Mc
Kay lake interested several thousand
spectators including many Athena
people, Sunday. Sensational races
and some spectacular spills besides
special features and swimming and
diving events kept the crowd on edge
during the afternoon.
Well Known Pioneer Woman
Mrs. Lulu D. Crandall, 77, a well
known pioneer woman, died at The
Dalles Sunday night. She was an
authority on pioneer history of the
Oregon country and was nationally
known for her writings on Indian life.
Prompt Removal of Diseas
ed Plants Urged if Fields
To Be Certified.
his application is mailed to the secre
tary of state, where it is checked and
if regular, license is mailed direct
from Salem. Applicants failing to
pass the examination will be afford
ed further opportunities.
In Umatilla county, Harry Lzicar
has been appointed to take examina
tions of persons who have never oper
ated a car. These examinations will
be held at Pendleton and at Milton on
stated days and certain hours, as fol
lows: Pendleton police station, Wednes
days, June 17, July 1 and 15, 9 a. m.
to 5 p. m.; Milton police station,
Thursdays, June 18, July 2 and 16,
1 p. m. to 5 p. m.
Oregon State College. Early and
vigorous roguing out of all potato
plants in a field that appears even
slightly diseased is often a hard thing
for a grower to do, but nevertheless
is absolutely essential if the crop is
to pass inspection for certification,
says G. R. Hyslop, professor of farm
crops at Oregon State college.
1 his precaution is necessary, Hy
slop explains, because of the plant
aphids which otherwise would carry
infection from the diseased to the
healthy plants. Growers who regu
larly produce the best potatoes make
a practice of starting early in the
spring, going through their fiields at
definite intervals and pulling out all
plants that show any evidence of disease.
Use of good seed is, of course, the
first step in producing a field of po
tatoes that will reach the certification
standards, says Hyslop. This means
the elimination of such tubers as the
long, slim one known as ladyfingers,
those with pointed ends, or big rough
ones with deep eyes. JSuch potatoes
are nearly always diseased.
Treatment with corrosive sublimate
is another important practice if the
seed comes out of cold storage and
is still dormant. If the tubers have
sprouted a little, however, it is best
to treat lightly or not at all, Hyslop
believes. Coating the cut seed with
landplaster is essential to prevent
rotting, especially where a scant
moisture supply slows up germina
Hyslop also emphasizes the wisdom
of growing only one kind of seed for
certification in one field. Many grow
ers like to experiment with more than
one variety, he says, and while that
is a commendable practice, planting
the experimental rows in the field to
be offered for certification frequently
results in the rejection of the whole
Game Census Given
by the Forestry Service
Shows Notable Increase
' Portland. More than 1,000,000 big
game animals are contained in 151
national forests, according to a bul
letin issued by the north Pacific dis
trict of the national forest service.
The bulletin was issued by reports
recently summarized by the forest
service, the reports being based on
estimates by experienced forest of
ficers and on actual counts checked
against data secured from state game
officials, trappers and others.
The figures show an increase in
number of animals, the increase for
this year being chiefly in deer and
elk. Slight gains are shown for
moose, mountain sheep, mountain
goats and antelope. The grizzly bear
continues to decrease in numbers.
One of the American game animals
once supposed to have practically dis
appeared is the antelope. On the na
tional forests, these animals have
shown a 45 fer cent gain since 1927
and now are believed to number in
excess of 11,000. The latest estimates
show deer present in every one of the
151 national forests. The actual
numerical increase is believed to be
more than 50,000 in the last year.
Oregon's forests now contain more
than 80,000 deer, according to the re
port, and Washington forests nearly
Oregon Leads in Stores
Oregon has more retail stores per
capita than any other state, and Ore
gon people spend more per capita
with retail merchants than other
states except six. The census bureau
released retail business statistics
taken last year on the 1929 business
year, showing Oregon's high position
in purchasing. Throughout the nation
there is an average of 12.6 retail
stores for each 1000 persons. Ore
gon leads in number of such stores,
having 15.3. Deleware is second,
with California and New York tied
for third place.
Cost Too Much, So
Governor Investigates
Governor Meier believes that the
state of Oregon is paying too much
for its automobile license plates. He
is making an investigation and will
make a report of his findings to the
board of control.
Secretary of State Hal E. Hoss,
under whose jurisdiction the automo
bile department of the state is
operated, stated the governor s in
formation was wrong. Hoss also
stated that such a matter was of no
concern of the board, as that depart
ment did not come under the control
board's jurisdiction.
In reply the Governor announced
he would make his investigation and
if the cost was too high, he would in
from the board and the public so that
"they would know." The discussion
ended with the request of the gover
nor by Hoss, that he "admit' it if he
were wrong."
Heaviest Rain at Pilot Rock.
M. D. Orange, weather man at
Pilot Rock is quoted as saying:. "With
one exception, the recent rains at
Pilot Rock have been the largest ever
recorded. To date we have had 2.39
inches, while the June record of 1891
show a precipitation of 2.63. June,
1913, was a wet month also, the pre
cipitation being 2.22. In regard to
the rain, a prominent reservation
rancher stated that the idea that the
rain would save the crop is quite er
roneous; he declared that the rain
came too late to help the crop."
Like tobacco . . . the best Gasoline is
YOU may prefer Burley tobacco with a touch of Turk
ish or a mixture which includes Perique. Whatever the
preference, every good smoke is blended, expertly.
Of the various types of gasoline no one is a perfect
motor fuel. So CONOCO refiners have developed their
balanced blend, using: Natural Gasoline, for quick start
ing; Straight-run Gasoline, for powe r and ntileage;
Cracked Gasoline, for its anti-knock properties.
As expertly as the tobacco leaves are mellowed and
combined these three elements are produced and blended
to make CONOCO Balanced Blend Gasoline. You will
find this better gasoline wherever you see the CONOCO
Red Triangle. Try it today.
Ochoco Relief Urged
Extension of the moratorium on the
payment of the refunding bonds of
the Ochoco irrigation district from
three years to five years was recom
mended to the bondholders by the
state reclamation commission Mon
day. Settlers on the project had ask
ed for the longer time before pay
ments should become due. Of the
$1,300,000 in bonds of the district
outstanding approximately $900,000
have been posted in accordance with
the proposal for a refinancing of the
Heard Over Radio
E. B. Aldrich, editor of the East
Oregonian, who has been writing
pungent editorials relative to wheat
prices being the principal factor in
the present depression, gave out an
interview over KGW Sunday evening.
Mr. Aldrich gave his hearers to un
derstand that he 'favored the Cook
plan to save Northwest wheatraisers,
above any other advanced so far,
farm board advice to the contrary
Eagles Convention
The sixteenth annual state con
vention of Eagles which closed a
three-day session at Pendleton Sat
urday evening, was .attended by a
large number of delegates from over
the state. The 1932 convention will
be held at Cottage Grove, June 16, 17
and 18. D. D. Hall was elected presi
dent and Lyle Conner of Pendleton,
state secretary.
Fire Fightera Train
Fifty men met at the Toll Gate
in the Blue Mountains Wednesday for
a three day's course in fire fighting
under direction of the forestry de
partment. These schools are held an
nually to train the new men. Albert
Baker, district forest ranger states
that rain has fallen steadily in the
mountains for a week and has made
the roads almost impassable.
Girl Gravely injured
A thirteen year old Heppner girl,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hunt,
was gravely injured Sunday, when a
runaway horse dragged her into a
barbed wire fence. Her left leg was
almost severed and bad cuts were
made on the right leg. She was tak
en to the hospital at Heppner and was
in a critical condition from loss of
blood. ,
Dr. Sturgia at Pendleton
Dr. C. C. Sturgis, professor of in
ternal medicine at the University of
Michigan and head of the Simpson
Memorial Institute, accompanied by
his ton Cyrus, is in Pendleton, from
Ann Arbor, Michigan, on a visit to
his mother, Mrs. una Sturgis. ,
When You Want Paris to repair your Ma
chines, you Want them
don't you? Sure you do. Well we want you to know that we can furnish
repairs for any standard make machine you may have .and take care of
your needs as we have in past seasons.
Binding Twine?
Sure we have it. Lots of it-Superior Ma
nila Binder Twine.
(A Mercantile Trust)
Bingham Springs Notes
Twenty-four Pendleton people were
registered at Bingham Springs over
the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Mclntyre and
daughter Adlyn were visitors at the
Springs last week, from Pendleton.
lhe Adams and Athena dancing
club held a very enjoyable dance at
the Springs Saturday evening. There
was a large attendance.
Athena visitors at Bingham dur
ing the week-end were: Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Mclntyre, Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Logsdon, Mr and Mrs. Will
Campbell, Bob and Myrtle Campbell,
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Foster and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pinkerton,
Garth Pinkerton. Mrs. Floyd Pinker-
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Cornell, Mr. and
Mrs. Jess Smith, Ralph Moore, Mr.
and Mrs. Sheldon Taylor, Ilene Tay
lor, Rachel Smith and others.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Banister
and little daughter of Weston were
week-end visitors at Bingham.
Ernest Ross and family of Weston
attended the Adams-Athena club
dance at Bingham last Saturday eve
The following Adams visitors were
at Bingham: P. Lieuallen and family,
R. Lieuallen and wife, J. T. Lieuallen
and family, Beryl Hodgen and wife,
H. C. Larabee and family, P. Baker
and family, Charlie DuPuis and fam
ily, Carl Christian and family, Ralph
Wallan and family, Frank LaFave
and family, Phillip Remillard and
family, Ed Wallan and two daugh
ters, Mrs. N. West and infant son,
Jasper Hodge, S. C. Potter and fam
ily, Guy Mayberry, Otis Lieuallen, u
E. McCallum and family and various
others too numerous to mention.
Request Denied Governor
A Salem special to the Oregonian
says that Hal E. Hoss, secretary of
state has flatly refused to issue Gov
ernor Meier a special automobile
license. Reports indicated that the
special license number was requested
several days ago. Hoss, in a state
ment issued two weeks ago, said that
no special license numbers would be
issued for the reason that the practice
had caused confusion, dissatisfaction
and unnecessary expense.
Navy Planes May Attend
Pendleton Round-Up officials an
nounce the possible attendance of
navy planes and pilots from western
air squadrons at the 1931 Round-Up,
August 27, 28 and 29.
Dr. Whyte Heads Board
Dr. Boyd Whyte of Pendleton, has
been elected president of the Oregon
State Chiropractic board at a meeting
of that body in Portland. He will
serve at president for two years.
"Advertising is the education of the public
as to what you are, where you are, and what
you have to offer in the way of skill, talent or
commodity. The only man who should not
advertise is the man who has nothing to offer
the world in the way of commodity or ser
vice." Elbert Hubbard.