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.Diving Accident
at Langdon Lake
Takes Boy's Life
cargoes m umieu XVingaom Langdon Lake FridayBilly Duncan
and Orient Relieve Con
gestion at Terminals.
The Umatilla wheat harvest is
TN-flrt.lVfllltr fif. ll trA uith hnf. fow
machines remaining in the fields next struck his head on a log that was
14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B,
Duncan of Walla Walla, died in that
city Sunday morning. The mother of
the boy was ' formerly Miss Nellie
Froom of this city, niece of Mrs,
Laura Froom of the Athena Hotel
When diving at Langdon Lake the
week. From the standpoint of weather
conditions, the season has been ideal,
without an hour's time being lost on
account of ram for there has been no
rain to contend with. Aside from
'ditches washed out in the fields by
heavy rams earner in the season, the
harvest crews have faced no trouble
in garnering a crop that in many
Athena fields averaged 50 bushels and
over. - 4
Storage facilities in Athena have
been kept adequate by shipments of
wheat at intervals, and from Port
land comes announcement that ter
minal storage room has been relieved
by shipment of half a million bushels
which was sold for export by the
Farmers National Grain corporation.
One cargo about a quarter of a
million bushels of white wheat was
sold to the United Kingdom. The
other was turkey red, and went to the
Northwest Wheat
"This wheat was not grain stabi
lization corporation wheat, but north
west wheat held by Farmers Nation
al Grain corporation in its ware
houses at Portland and Seattle," said
an official. "The stabilization cor
poration is holding its stocks off the
market to avoid depressing the price
the farmer might receive for his new
"Sale of these two cargoes of bulk
wheat will aid materially in reliev
ing congestion in storage facilities."
Harvest Notes
part of an improvised raft. Paralyzed
by the blow, he was helpless in the
water and was rescued through the ef
forts of Jimmy Ralph (12), of Pendle
ton, who grabbed young Duncan and
kept him afloat for several minutes
before a boat from shore reached
them. His condition was critical from
the first.
He died at a Walla Walla hospital
after an attempt had been made to re
lieve pressure on his spine, through
an operation, Saturday night,
He was born January 17, 1917 at
Teshastin, Wash. He was a member of
Troop 19, Boy Scouts, of the Pioneer
Methodist church and had participat
ed in the recent bicycle race from
Lowden to Walla Walla.
Besides his parents, he is survived
by a sister, Marjone, and one brother,
Donald of Pasadena, California, who
formerly attended Whitman college.
Crawford Named
James W. Crawford, state Senator
from xMultnomah county, was ap
pointed circuit judge to succeed the
late Judge R. G. Morrow of the Mult
nomah county circuit bench. The ap
pointment was announced by Gover
nor Meier.
Toll Gate Resort Com
pany Is Incorporated
Kidwell Brothers," owners of the
Langdon Lake resort, were in Free-
water this last week and made ar-
A considerable amount of wheat rangements with their attorney. G. H
was sold to Athena buyers this, week Bishop, for the incorporation of .their
at prices ranging irom 6Z to 61 cents I holdings which under the new arran-
for bulk grain. gement will be known as the Lang
The Hansell-Wood crew moved to don Lake Resort company, says the
the Hansen mountain ranch yester- Times. There will be $25,000 worth
day where a good crop of wheat will of stock, fully paid and non-assess-
be harvested. ; able. The entire amount of stock is
Joe Scott harvested 400 acres of I owned by Kidwell Brothers
wheat. Fall sown gram averaged 45 Arrangements have already been
bushels, and spring 40
Joe Cannon's wheat crop averaged
47 bushels per acre,
bushels per made to have the acreage surveyed
and platted and L. A. Reineman left
the.. 'first of the week for Langdom
Lake where he, is making the survey,
Floyd Pinkerton threshed a 50-bush- The property "sites are to be laid out
el crop. He is now harvesting his on the plan of city lots and no more
. bottom land west of town. leases will be made until the survey is
, t,aurence nnKertons zuu-acre crop i completed.
averaged around oU bushels.
George Gerking cropped 50 bushels
per acre from 212 acres on the Kirk
place east of town. An 80 south of
Athena averaged 50 bushels.
: Harvester Caught Fire
Late- Saturday afternoon the R. B,
McEwen harvester caught fire, the
cause of which has not been deter
mined. It originated presumably in
the cylinder house and before it
be extinguished it spread to
and destroying
A portion
Huckleberrying Huckleberries
Huckleberrying is proving to be one I could
of the most popular of out-door sports I the chaffer igniting
and pastimes in which numbers of I feeder sticks and canvas.
Athena people have been indulging of the su Wounding stubble was burn-
recently. Mr. and Mrs. Sias return-1 ed but by diligent effort the fire was
ed last Thursday from High Ridge I prevented from destroying any wheat,
where they camped for several days. I Repairs were made Sunday and work
They were successful in finding the was resumed Monday morning. Dam
berries and brought home thirteen I age to R. B. McEwen's harvester was
gallons. Mrs. . W. S. Ferguson and 1 covered by insurance,
Mrs. Mollie Worthmgton were also in
the mountains last week. Mr. and Weston People in Accident
Mrs. Fred Pittman and George Pitt- The Weston correspondent of the
man spent Sunday huckleberrying on Walla Walla Union recounts that
the target range and the breaks of the Henry Beamer and family had a nar-
Walla Walla river where the Derries row escape Sunday while on a huckle-
are plentiful and the country .rough, berry picking trip. His auto engine
Mr. and Mrs. Jess smith, Mr. and stopped while on a grade on Hisrh
and Mrs. Arthur Jenkins, Dorris and Ridge, and the brakes failed to hold,
Dale Jenkins, Rachel bmith and Mrs. the car turned over twice. Mrs. Beam
Charles Potter, spent last week-end er suffered a deep gash in her arm
near the Toll Gate where they lound and others were bruised
many berries,
Antelope Dwt ef Thirst
Portland Fishermen I American's last bisr herd of ante-
M. D, Hutchings and Si Flook, bothl0pe will soon be extinct unless the
of Portland, were fined a total of Oregon state game commission takes
$137.60 for catching fish of illegal immediate steps to aid these dainty
size. Each was fined 54.20 when ta- animals, which are dying of thirst in
ken before Judge Hall at Oswego, and Lake county after being driven from
Flook was fined an additional $29.20 the few remaining waterholes with
for fishing, without a license. When high-powered rifles by hunters placed
arrested on jmuc ereeK tney nad in there by the commission,
their possession 147 trout, only twelve
of which were over the six-inch limit.
The others ranged from three inches
Taylors Return
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Taylor of
Pendleton, well known in Athena,
have returned from a trip to Cali-
The Deadly Cigarette fornia by motor. 'They were in Cali-
Miss Marie StahL of Port Arthur, fornia for five weeks where they vis-
Tex., whose arm was severed Sunday ited relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor
night when she held it out of an auto
mobile window to flick off cigarette
ashes died Tuesday night. The arm
was caught in the uprights of a park
ed truck. -. , .
! encountered hot weather all along the
coast. -
Oregon Trail Forest Fire
A forest fire near Boiling Point ser
vice station on the Old Oregon Trail
highway east of Pendleton burned
over 200 acres before it was brought
under control by fighters. The fire
Store Has New Front
. Gordon Watkins pharmacy has
taken on a new front this week. Jus
tin Harwood toned it up with a fresh spread from the north fork of McKay
coat oz cream paint, juast weex, new creek.
oak doors were put in place of the
old ones. . - New Deputy Appointed
To take the place of deoutv in the
r laying at eeacn Kesoru sheriff's office, vacated by Vavne Gur-
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xuu r icttu g Auunu-up orcnestra cane' wno was appointed to a cau-
wm piay engagements at peach re- taincy in the state police force, Ralph
sorts ior toe remainder or tn sum- Minnis has been appointed, and is
r- ' ntfwr era acttvn iw.
Scenes and Persons in the Current News
ft Mw: -'- jrr L"iKOs
1 Miss Betty Bond, a member of the Junior class In the University ol Oregon, wiio iius oetu seiecied us uueen
of the annual round-up at Pendleton, Ore, which will be held this year August 27. 28 and 2U. 2 .New picket boats
of the United States rum fleet and two larger convoys photographed In Chicago harbor as they were being taken
to New Orleans for service In the Gulf of Mexico. 8 Delegation from Hawaii to the Christian ICt.rleavor convention
Id San Francisco, representing six nationalities Filipino, Portuguese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Chinese and American.
Milton-Freewater Ships
102 Carloads Tomatoes
A Milton-Freewater special to the
Walla Walla Union says that with the
last of the' local tomatoes for ship
ping in sight a checkup shows that to
date there have been 102 . carloads
shipped to eastern markets, and there
probably will be 8 more to roll east
ward in the next few days, bringing a
successful season to a close.
The quality this year has been very
good, and until the extreme hot sun
of the last ten days affected the crop
by wilting and burning there were
very few bad lots in that section. The
102 carloads shipped were handled by
Mojonnier & Son for the Freewater
Tomato Growers Co-operative, and
several cars were shipped by the Pa
cific Fruit and Produce company, but
most of these shipments not going
Within ten days prunes will start
rolling to market, and as yet there
is not a decision as' to the probable
number of cars that will be shipped.
Yet as the season approaches the esti
mated amount of tonnage gets lower,
until now many growers say the yield
will probably be less than 700 cars.
It also appears that there will be a
greater percentage of culls than here
tofore. ', -
May Return to Athena
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Worthington
were in town from Pendleton Wednes
day looking over their Main street
business property. They- will repair
the building, which has been vacant
for some time. Mr. Worthington
tated there was a possibility of their
returning to Athena and again mak
ing their home here. He has been en
gaged in painting and decorating
while living In Pendleton. Their son,
Emery Worthington, is employed in
Pendleton store. -
Would Save Half Million
Elimination from the state tax levy
for the year 1932 of the half -mill tax
provided by- law for application on
interest and principal of world war
veterans' state aid bonds was recom
mended by Governor Meier in a letter
sent to the state tax commission. This
action by the state tax commission
would save the taxpayers of Oregon
pproximately $500,000 in 1932, Gov
ernor Meier said.
Blames Local Units
The blame for excessive taxes in
Oregon was laid in large measure to
unrestricted home rule privileges of
local tax levying bodies by Charles
Galloway of the state tax commission
in an address at Pendleton "Wednes
day before the Umatilla County Tax
Equalization league. "Instead of pay
ing as we go, we go on and try to pay
afterwards," he said.
J. F. Slover Dies
James F. Slover, for many years
well and favorably known in Milton-
Freewater and surrounding districts,
died at the General hospital in Walla
Walla Tuesday evening of last week,
following a short illness of heart
failure. He had been in ill health for
number of years. '. :
Makes Seven Arrests
Merle Anderson, state police of
ficer, made seven arrests in the vicin
ity of Milton-Freewater Sunday. Two
were taken and fined $50 each for be
ing drunk in a public ploce. Four
other arrests-were for driving with
four in the front seat.
Miner Killed in Cavern
Charles Barnard, about 75, lost bis
life in his mine near Baker Monday
when the roof and walls of a tunnel
gave way and caved in on him. Bar
nard had lived at Baker several years.
His wife died last fprixrff.
World Surplus of Wheat
Still Grows Is Report
of Government Experts
Washington. The world wheat sur
plus swelled more than 100,000,000
bushels during the crop year ended
June 30. y
Government economists have un
officially estimated that the world
carry-over at the beginning of the
new crop year was 690,000,000 bush
els a year ago.
On the Chicago market Tuesday
September wheat touched 47 3-4 cents,
a new historical low for that future
while December wheat sagged to
53 1-8 cents, also a new low.
The July 1 estimate of more than
670,000,000 bushels for the world
carryover includes a tentative esti
mate of 300,000,000 for the United
States, a large part of which is in the
hands of the grain stabilization cor
While the worid surpluses have in
creased yearly since 1926, the agri
culture department has forecast a
1931 world crop of between 250,000,
000 and 300,000,000 bushels less than
Iasr year. Drought in the United
States spring wheat territory and in
Canada may reduce that crop by more
than 100,000,000 bushels.
The world carryover figures do not
take into account Russian surpluses
of which no accurate estimate is
available. Russia . is considered a
formidable factor in, world wheat
trading operations. "
Fire Causes $75,000
Damage At Grangeville
Fire which swept along five blocks
of a residential street at Grangeville,
Idaho, burned itself out late Monday,
afternoon. Firemen estimated the
damage between $50,000 and $75,000.
The flames destroyed ten homes and
ten barns and garages, besides a num
ber of smaller buildings. Fire fight
ers were handicapped by a low water
supply and lack of pressure, while a
strong southwest wind spread the
blaze. .
Furniture and belongings were sav
ed from only four of the houses burned.
Cigarette Smoker Sets
Bed on Fire and Vamooses
What might have been a serious
fire was averted about 2 o'clock Mon
day morning when Mrs. Laura Froom
heard a commotion in one of the up
stairs rooms in the Athena Hotel
Following the noise she found the
room full of smoke and the bed on
The mattress was burned through
and the linoleum on the floor was
damaged. The room was empty, the
occupant apparently having made a
hasty get-a-way.
Mrs. Froom states that she had not
rented the room and thinks some one
came in at a late hour and while
smoking dropped asleep with the
dangerous results.
A Ford car which had been parked
near the Post Office was heard to
drive hastily away but it was impos
sible to see the driver so- no clues
were available.
Lynch Out; Han
ley is Named as
a Commissioner
Huns Eating Melons
Shooting of Hungarian partridges
to save the crops of ranchers near
Fmley on the Columbia river in Ben
ton county was started by Game War
den N. E Palmer. The ranchers re
ported large flocks of the birds de
scended on their watermelon fields,
pecking holes in the melons. The birds
will be given needy families.
Wheat Lowest Ever
Wheat Tuesday regained the center
of interest in the Chicago grain pits
by dropping to the lowest price ever
paid for a regular grade, 47 3-4 cents
a bushel for a car of No. 2 red win
ter. The previous all time low price
was 48 cents July 31.
Cow Has Pneumonia
One of Louie Ringel's prize Guern
sey dairy cows has been seriously af
flicted with pneumonia, but is show
ing symptoms of recovering during
the last few days. The cow is one
of Mr. Ringel's high test milkers of
his Guernsey herd.
Nine Are Baptized
Following picnic at Walla Walla
park Sunday, sponsored by 'the Dixie
Nazarine church, nine persons, four
from Dixie and five from Milton, were
baptized at Wildwood park.
Buildings Saved From Fire
A fire which assumed alarming pro
portions in an incredibly short time
burned over two half sections on the
Wallen and Hales ranches west of
Athena Wednesday afternoon. A
trash fire burning in a rock quarry
and fanned by a brisk breeze, jump
ed the road and burned rapidly over
the stubble toward the Hales house.
By hurriedly back-firing and plowing
a furrow around the buildings they
were saved. , In the meantime the
fire had spread toward the Wallen
house and by the same means the fire
was held under control and extinguished.
After Old Licenses
State police have been making num
erous arrests for use of old license
plates on automobiles, according to
S. C. Linville, sergeant in charge of
the Pendleton district, says the East
Oregonian. Practically all drivers
have by this time obtained or attempt
ed to obtain new plates, and the work
of the officers has been limited to a
few stragglers, he said this morning.
No arrests are being made where
drivers made application for licenses
before April 1.
A Tripple Wedding
A mother and her two children, of
Fernwood, Idaho, went to Spokane to
be married. Mrs. May A. Kirkpat
rick won leadoff honors in the triple
ceremony, and was married to Alex
Iverson, Fernwood.' Her son, Clarence
Risteen, 21, was married to Helen
Gardner, 18; then the daughter, Nola
Risteen, 18, and Edward Anderson, 38,
had their turn before the fast-tiring
Judge. -
After Fifteen Years
Carrying 2,850 bags of Gilliam
county grain, the stern wheeler Uma
tilla left The Dalles for Portland at 9
a, m, Tuesday. It was the first ship
ment forwarded to Portland by water
in 15 years, excepting the cargo which
was abroad the steamer Cowlitz which
sank last month with 100 tons of
baiem. Confirmation of reports
wnicn were current here during the
past week, was given by Governor
Julius L. Meier over the week end. He
announced the appointment of Wil
liam Hanley of Burns to succeed M.
A, Lynch of Redmond, who he remov
ed from the state highway commis
sion, and his decision not to call a
special session of the state legisla
ture to consider tax matters.
M. A. Lynch was appointed a mem
ber of the highway commission by
Governor A. L. Norblad and was re
appointed in March by Governor
Meier. When asked whether he had
removed Lynch or whether Lynch had
resigned the governor replied, "I have
not yet received Lynch's resignation."
He would make no further comment,
other than he believed Hanley nvould
make n good commissioner, as he had
been active in highway development
tor many years.
Lynch attended the meeting of the
highway commission here last Thurs
day at which time he denied reports
he had resigned or had intended to re
sign. Governor Meier last Thursday
also denied he had received a resigna
tion frsm Lynch, or that he had made
a change on the highway commission
William Hanley attended the meet
ing here last week and had a long
conference with the governor at that
time. Yesterday Hanley joined chair
man H. B. Van Duzer and commis
sioner Charles K. Spaulding at an ad
journed meeting of the commission to
be held in Salem. j
Blazes Destroy 22 Homes as
Incendiaries Set Fire
in Forests.
Agricultural Inspectators
Holding up Bridge Traffic
Agricultural inspectors "held" the
approaches to the Interstate bridge
connecting Oregon and Washington
Tuesday, and the "war" on vegetables
is on, each state challenging the pro
ducts of the other, , .
A Washington grower who stored
some potatoes in Portland and then
tried to take them back to Washing
ton, found his way barred by a Wash
ington inspector who declared "You
can t bring that stuff into this state,
The potatoes are not branded accord
ing to law."
So the grower trundled his cargo
back toward Portland but on the Ore
gon end of the bridge was accosted
by n Oregon official who refused to
permit him ti pass. "Your Washing
ton potatoes," the Oregon inspector
declared, "are misbranded under the
Oregon law and you cannot bring
them into this state."
Fire Precaution Taker,
Persons making use of the Uma
tilla National forest are being more
careful this year than in the past ac
cording to Albert Baker, district for
est ranger. Lest year on the whole
forest fires were two to three times
more numerous. The Walla Walla
or north district has had but four
fires this year as compared to be
tween 25 and 30 for the same months
last year. Fire hazards are said to
be just as bad as last season.
Indian Fighter Committed
Tom O'Brien, 83, famous Indian
fighter who once staged a one man
parade in Spakone was committed this
week to the Eastern Washington hos
pital for the insane, Several 'weeks
ago police found the aged scout wad
ing into Hangman creek to escape
what he thought was an Indian at
tack. Since then he has been in a
hospital with pneumonia.
Rabbit Breeders Exhibit
The Walla Walla Rabbit Breeder's
association will have an extensive ex
hibit of their stock at th Walla Wal-
lfc musty fair.
Double Wedding Performed
Andrew Ingalls and Bessie Smith
and Jerry Ingalls and Vernita Mc
Bean, all of Adams, were principals in
a double wedding performed Tuesday
afternoon by Fred Hedgcr, justice of
the peace at Walla Walla. The two
couples had been issued licenses by
the county auditor.
Lad Shoots Sheriff
A 10-year-old barefoot boy, Hubert
Nichols, Jr., shot and killed Sheriff
'.i John Wormell, 72, at Asotin, Wash.,
Wednesday. I he boy nred at close
range through Wormcll's brain from
behind a barrel when the sheriff and
deputies caught him robbing ptvte.
Estate Contest . Dismissed
The East Oregonian reports that
the action of Jeanette Elder against
Frank Duff, administrator of the last
will and testament of T. J. Kirk, and
others has been dismissed upon mo
tion of the defendants by Judge Cal
vin Sweek. Court costs incurred by
the defendants were ordered paid by
the plaintiff.
Steelhead Run Poor
The run of steelheads in the De
schutes river so far has been disap
pointing, anglers say. Fishermen have
visited the stream in great numbers.
Only two steelheads were caught on
the river Sunday near The Dalles.
Heavy catches, however, are being
made in the Columbia below Celilo.
New "Streamline" Tire
Airplane tires have gone stream
line. Out of tho search for ways of
decreasing air resistance of autos and
airplanes has come a new parabolic
type airplane tire, exhibited at the
recent national air show in Detroit.
The new "shoe" was developed to be
used with a new type wheel.
Fraternity House Fire
Fire in the Phi Kappa Psl frater
nity house at Eugene caused $2000
damages. The loss is fully covered
by insurance. The origin of the
blaze, which started in the basement,
is a mystery. Five members of the
fraternity were sleeping in the house
at th lion,
Spokane.Incendiary fires roared
over northwest forests, driving hun
dreds of persons from their homes
this week. .
Major Evan Kelley, regional forest
er said the Priest river fire in the Ka
niksu national forest of Idaho, spew-
ing flame on a front of 30 miles. w
"without a doubt of an incendiarv
The giant Deer Creek conflacrration
in the Pend O'Reille and Kootenai
forests, he said, was also started de
liberately by persons skilled in the
craft of the timber lands.
Foresters farther down in Idaho re
ported firebugs set a score of other
blazes. .'
About 200 fires seared their wav
steadily through timber lands of
North Idaho, western Montana and
eastern Washington. Smoke hid the
countryside, making actual count of
their number and extent impossible.
Newspaper observers counted 22
houses burned down and at least 300
head of cattle killed. Flaming trees
crashed across roads and trails, and
teiepnone lines were burned down at
several places. Hundreds packed
household goods and fled before the
wall of fire in the Priest River yalley.
The little hamlet of Forest. Idaho.
was threatened with destruction as a
fire crawled up the sides of Craisr
mountain, on which it perches. Its
60 inhabitants, men, women and chil
dren, fought all night and halted it
within a few hundred feet of the
Fire fighters of the national serv
ice, state services and timber pro
tective organizations approximated
2500, equipped with shovels, spades,
axes, saws, light and heavy water
pumps and fire plows, A score of
pack mule trains plodded steadily in
to the timberland with supplies rush
ed up by train an bus.
Lower down, in the St. Joe and
Coeur d'Alene national forests, sev.
eral hundred men went in to battle
smaller fires at Teveggio, Yellow
Dog, Marble creek, Mullan ghlch and
scores of other points.
Federal forest executives, declin
ing to comment on the motive for in
cendiary fires, said they had hired all
the crews needed and that persons
setting fires either maliciously or
carelessly would be severely prosecuted.
Ray James, Pend Oreille county fire
warden on the Kaniksu forest, waded
through hot embers and ashes near
Freeman lake to rescue a white doe
and a buck deer that bleated piteous-
ly near his fire camp. He found their
eyes had been burned out by flames
and their hair seared off, so he killed
them to put them out of their misery.
On tne mam front of the fire ap
proximately 40,000 acres were burn
ing, but the total acreage could not
be figured by reporters at Newport,
who found the-countryside smothered
in impenetrable smoke.
Missionary Meeting
The Christian -Missionary Society
met at the home of Miss May Lock
wood Wednesday afternoon, August
5th. The subject for consideration
was Tibet and the program was led by
Miss Jaunita Crawford. Others who
participated were, Mrs. George Ger
king, Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton, Mrs. Gar
ner, Mrs. William Pinkerton, Mrs.
Stella Keen. Musical features ef the
program were a vocal solo by Miss
Lieuallen of Adams and a piano solo
by Miss Glea Sias. The program was
also supplemented with an appropri
ate playlet. Members of the cast in
cluding Mrs. Llyod Michener, Mrs.
Mary McKay, Mrs. Charles Sias, Mrs.
William Pinkerton and Rev. Sias. Fol
lowing the program a social hour was
njoyed when the hostess assisted by
Mrs. Sias served delicious ices and
wafers. Twenty-three were present.
Wheat Pays for Bride
Frank Craig, Dodge City, Kansas,
gave Judge Richard W. Evans ten
bushels of wheat as a fee for perform
ing the marriage ceremony for him
and Fave Marie Rinehard of Augusta,
Kan. Courthouse workers opened one
of the sacks and showered the con
tents upon the bride and bridegroom. ,
Third Attempt O. K.
Jack St. Clair, 65, committed sui
cide by jumping into the Spokane
river. It was his third try at' death
within a few weeks, a previousleap
into the river and the slashing of his
wrists having failed.
Baker Warehouses Burn
Loss estimated at $10,000 resulted
Monday at Baker, when fire destroyed
three warehouses and two coal sheds
containing a hundred tons of coal. The
damage was partly covered by insur