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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON OCTOBER 16, 1931
PEA SEED GROWERS
Despite Uncertainty Hyslop
Says Crop Promises Rea
Oregon State College. What is
the future of Austrian Winter field
peas as an Oregon seed crop!
This question is puzzling growers
of some 10,500 acres of this crop in
various sections of the state just now,
for while the industry is but five
years old there is at present a dearth
of advance contracts from buyers.
Complicating the situation is the
trouble experienced with the pea wee
vil. These peas were introduced into
Oregon as the result of experiments
of H. A. Schoth, U. S. D. A. agrono
mist at Oregon State college, and
right now the weevil problem is be
ing studied intensively by A. 0. Lar
son, federal entomologist at the col
lege. Both eastern and western 'Ore
gon regions have gone into the pea
seed production, with most of the put
put going to the ' southern cotton
growing states. These states are now
hard hit by low cotton prices and the
demand for the Austrian pea seed
has fallen off accordingly.
"If good quality peas are produc
ed and delivered in the southeastern
states in condition to compete with
imported seed, I think there is no
question that there will continue to
be a good market there for a reason
able amount of them," says G. R.
Hyslop, head of the farm crops de
partment at the college. "It is in
comprehensible that all the popular
ity for them built up recently will
pass out in a single season."
Considerable demand is also grow
ing up for the seed in other sections,
and as a last resort the threshed
peas are excellent feed for practical
ly all classes of livestock and are
sometimes used for poultry, Mr.
Hyslop points out. Therefore he ad
yises present growers to continue to
grow a conservative acreage to be
harvested early, the peas to be fumi
gated at once to guard against wee
vil injury. Hogs may be used to
clean up the shattered pea seed be
fore the stubble is burned, he believes
"It is unsafe to guess prices at this
time, but it is pretty 'certain that
those who get good yields per acre
of saleable peas will be able to grow
them at a greater profit than is true
of many grain crops," Hyslop con
Are Offered Tins on
Purchasing of Textiles L
Tips on how to make the household
dollar go farther are being offered
Oregon homemakers this winter in a
new radio series on textile buying
just developed by the home economics
division of the Oregon State College
, The new series, - broadcast each
Thursday afternoon from 3 to 3:30
o'clock over KOAC, is entitled "Your
Money's Worth in Household Text
iles," and is designed to give helpful
pointers on when and how to purchase
such articles as towels, sheets, blank
ets, curtains and other household ne
cessities so as to get the greatest
"value for the least expenditure.
To supplement the lecture series, a
group of mimeographed circulars are
being prepared, and will be mailed
previous to each lecture to all home
makers who request this service. Mrs.
Gladys Goode of the radio division is
in charge of the supplementary ma
terial, while Miss Margaret Brew, in
structor in clothing, textiles and re
lated arts, is giving the lectures.
. The subject of the first of the series
Thursday, October 15, is "Towels that
Endure." Other topics listed for fol
lowing weeks include "How to Choose
the Bath Towel," "Getting the Most
from Sleep," "The Foundation of a
Comfortable Bed," "Some Facts
about Mattresses," "Buying Sheets
for Service," "When You Buy Blan
kets," "Making Quilts at Home,"
"Economy in Bed Spreads," "Curtains
Materials for Bedroom Windows," and
"Considering Kitchen Curtains."
Persons wishing to enroll for the
mimeographed circulars on these
topics may do so by applying to Mrs.
Goode, care of KOAC.
Must Pay Teacher
Weston Leader: , Upon a writ of
mandamus issued from the circuit
court, directors of school district No.
49 on Weston mountain have been di
rected to make a tax levy within 10
days sufficient to pay the salary of
the teacher, Jack Stuber, or to come
into court and show cause why they
should not be compelled to do so. It
is alleged that Stuber's contract calls
for $150 monthly, and that the pres
ent levy is sufficient only to pay him
100' , '
Indians File Action
Action to determine the rights of
Indians to fish on the disputed Walt
er T. Downes property at Celilo falls
loomed at The Dalles with the return
of a verdict of guilty against Harry
Issel, guard employed by Downes, for
assault with a dangerous weapon. Is
sel shot Levi Vanpelt, 19-year-old In
dian, last month while the Indian was
fishing on the fenced and posted property.
unnnuiniiu i umn
Trading Organization Will
A Washington Associated Press dis
patch states that a huge inter-provincial
trading corporation will guide
Canada's new wheat crop to market.
It is expected to be headed by John
I. McFarland, now general manager
of the "Canadian wheat pool," or the
central selling agency for the three
provincial pools of Manitoba, Saskat
chewan and Alberta, ,
Prime Minister Bennett has prom
ised the financial assistance of the
dominion, details, of which are yet
to be worked out. The corporation
is to handle only the 1931 crop, cen
trally co-ordinating the individual
work of the three provincial pools.
Pool members may use either the
open market, under guidance of the
corporation, or pool theirwwheat as
they have heretofore. In the latter
event the initial advance will be paid
for wheat as in former years.
The Alberta wheat pool has fixed
its advance payment on pooled wheat
at 30 cents a bushel, basis No. 1
Northern at Vancouver. The Mani
toba and Saskatchewan pools are soon
to fix their basis.
Some sources in Canada interpret
the new arrangement as meaning that
the wheat pools, as such, will disap
pear. They will retain their names
but in function will become ordinary
grain handling elevator organizations,
hedging all purchases in the open
market. The old pool scheme of handl
ing wheat, taking the market risk and
selling direct to consumers will be
The change is represented not to be
a breakdown in co-operative market
ing but the result of heavy financial
losses in pooling and holding 1929
wheat which dropped almost $1 in
value in 18 months.
Eye Doctor Coming
Dr. Clarke of the Clarke Optical
(Co., Portland, Oregon, eye-sight
specialists, will be in Athena, all day
and evening, on his regular monthly
trip, Saturday, October, 17th, at the
Athena Hotel. See him about your
Marjorie Montague and Bernice
Wilson spent Friday and Saturday,
visiting friends and relatives in Pendleton.
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ATHENA SERVICE STATION
Bryce Baker, Proprietor
Grape Juice Firm Is
On Trial in California
Federal Court Now
The wine grape industry of Cali
fornia went on trial Monday when
eight executives of the California
Vineyards company appeared in fed
eral court to answer charges of con
spiring to violate the Volstead act.
The company sells unfermented
grape juice. Nothing has to be done
to it, according to indicted officials
and salesmen, except to place it in a
temperature exceeding that from
which it was originally taken.
Let alone, this grape juice trans
forms itself into wine of approxi
mately 12 per cent, alcoholic content
by volume, federal prohibition offi
A. G. Fredericks, warehouse man
ager for the concern, asserts that fed
eral prohibition agents have on nu
merous occasions endeavored to ex
tract information from the sales
men as to "how wine with a kick"
could be made from products offer
ed for sale.
It is the contention of the accused
executives that no such information
is given to purchasers with the con
sent of the defendant corporation or
Suicide Was "Big Shot"
One Time in Middle West
Blaming prohibition, employed wo
men and foreign labor as the cause
of all ills in the United States, a man
who signed his name as E. L. Mer
rill, committed suicide Sunday after
noon by turning on the gas in his
room at a Portland rooming house,
where he had been a lodger for about
The man left two notes, both ad
dressed to police. One of them ad
vised that there was no one to notify
or worry. The man declared he had
been unable to find work and was
tired of it all, and had accepted sui
cide as the easiest way out. He de
clared he would rather die than
starve, beg or steal. '
"I used to be a big shot in the Mid
dle West," he wrote, stating he was
a Mason and giving the name of his
lodge, which police were unable to
read, "but after I lost all I had I
could find none of the boys whom I
had helped to help me out. I have
worked in various places in Oregon
during the past two or three years.
I have no money and no one to help
The other note told of the wrongs
of the world and was written along
Corvallis Tree Nursery
Has Stock for Farmers
for every kind of game
the "Expert" Trap Load
and the "Super-X" Long Range Load, have the greatest killing patterns of .
any loads now on the market.
Rifle and Pistol Cartridges
These Cartridges are Clean, Accurate, Hard - Hitting and Non - Corrosive
ROGERS a GOODMAN
(A Mercantile Trust)
Hard Times Do Not
Worry These Folks
Hard times have no worries for Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Clark of Chicago,
and they are ashamed of people who
talk of the depression. They have
been married for 65 years.
Reminescing as they prepared to
celebrate their wedding anniversary
next Thursday the couple recalled
these facts: , '
When they were married after
Clark was mustered out of the Union
army in the Civil War and follow
ed the old Santa Fe trail to McPher
son, Kans., they didn't find any kitch-
nette apartment awaiting them
Tompkins, Mary Jane Miller, Helen
Barrett and Miss Cameron,
Plans are being made by the Girls'
Federation of Wa-Hi to hold a similar
conference there in March.
Assembly ' .
The student body had a meeting
Wednesday afternoon in which busi
ness matters were discussed. Presi
dent Marjorie Douglas presented
Buddy . Weber's resignation from" the
position of yell leader. Maxine Moore
was elected to fill the position.
The student body also decided to
send flowers to Aaron Douglas, who
was absent from school with a brok
en leg. The meeting adjourned and
While not engaged in fighting In-' was followed by a short assembly. A
Eleven species of trees are again
available for distributing from the
state forest nursery at Corvallis to
farmers of Oregon for use in establish
ing shelter belts, wind breaks and
woodlots all of which add to the ap
pearance as well as usefulness of the
farmstead. Thousands of these trees
have been distributed over the state
in the last few years, many of them
now thriving in regions where there
are few native trees.
Fall planting of these trees is
recommended west of the Cascade
mountains where moisture is more
abundant and where frosts are not so
severe. Planting at this time of year
permits the roots to become well es
tablished by the time the growing
season starts in the spring. In east
ern Oregon spring planting is pre
Species available for immediate dis
tribution are black locusts, green ash,
box elder, Russian olive, western yel
low pine, Scotch pine, Russian mul
berry, western red cedar, Douglas nr,
Port Orford cedar, European larcn
and Norway spruce. The first six
named are suitable for eastern Ore
Second Order for Flour
The second order for flour, com-
nletine the 300.000-barrel consign
ment to China for relief of flood suf
ferers, was placed at Portland with
about 40 Pacific northwest millers
Monday by the Gram Stabilization
Corporation. The order was for 200,-
000 barrels, following the original
100.000-barrel order. Authority to
place the orders came from the Farm
ers National urain corporation.
Prepare for Winter Rush
The winter rush season at the state
penitentiary is expected to begin soon,
Deputy Warden Gene Halley, predict
ed. "We have 870 prisoners now, ne
said, "but with courts convening al
ter the holiday period, we expect the
total for the winter to reacn more
A cracker of "vest pocket siae'
which it is claimed supplies the staple
elements in the human diet, has been
developed at Ohio State university by
Miss Lacaughn Dennison oi wens-
.burg, W. Va., a co-ed.
Statement of ownership, manage'
ment. etc., required by the act of
Congress of August 24, 1912, of the
Athena Press, published weekly at
Athena. Oregon for October 1, 1931
Publisher, editor, managing editor
and owner. F. B. Boyd of Athena
Known bondholders or mortgagee
(Signed) F. B. BOYD.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 14th day of October, 1931.
B. B. RICHARDS,
Mv commission expires March 6,
dians they built a house out of dirt
supported by tree branches.
The grain they planted was blown
away by a Kansas gale.
When a crop was ready for harvest
grasshoppers or prairie fires destroy
You can't talk hard times to the
Clarks. They won't listen.
The Dalles Votes Bridge
The city of The Dalles, at a special
election Tuesday authorized a $600,
000 bond issue for the construction
of a bridge across the Columbia river
there. The vote was 1282 to 414. Con
struction of the bridge, which will
connect the Satus Pass highway and
The Dalles-California highway, is ex
pected to begin within a few weeks.
High School Notes
Let's Keep the Study Hall Clean
Much has been written and said
about keeping the study hall clean.
Probably every janitor who ever went
high school here has written an
editorial on this, subject, and in the
course of writing it, probably dropped
two. or three crumpled papers on the
floor. To a visitor it gives a bad im
pression to see chalk, paper, books,
and the like scattered on the floor and
over the desks.
Usually there are magazines on the
desks or in the aisles. It probably
never occurs to anyone to return a
magazine to the rack. This duty seems
to be reserved for teachers and the
janitor. It is very difficult for any
one to study carefully and keep an
orderly mind in an atmosphere of
crumpled paper and torn magazines.
Let's keep the study hall clean.
few patriotic songs were sung and
Mr. Bloom said a few words to the
A program was given Monday,
morning in observance of Columbus
day. Patriotic songs were sung, and
interesting talks were given on the
life of Columbus by Francis Law
rence, Helen Alkire, and Billy Han
sell. Doris Jenkins read a poem con
cerning Columbus. The program clos
ed with all singing The Star Spangl
Athena high school students enjoy
ed a vacation last Thursday and Fri
day while teachers attended teachers
institute at Pendleton.
Aaron Douglas who was injured in
the Pendleton game was back at
school on crutches Monday. He ex
pects to be able to go without his
crutches in two weeks or so.
Athena Girls Attend Conference
Eight Athena girls attended the
Girls' League conference at Mac-Hi,
Saturday, October 10th. The program
for the day was:
9:00 to 10:00 Registration
10:00 to 11:00 Assembly
Address Mrs. E. T. Allen
11:00 to 12:00 Sectional Meetings
12:15 to 1:30 Dinner
1:30 to 2:00..... Assembly
Vocal Duet "Beautiful Ohio"
Retha McCabe, Juanita Hendericks
2:00 to 2:45 Sectional Meeting
2:45 to 3:30. ...Assembly
Instrumental Trio "The World is
Waiting for the Sunrise."
Willa Nourse, Violin; Martha Mur
ray, cello; Dorothy Harstad, piano.
Address ..Mrs. Robert Osgood
The program was arranged by Miss
Marie Clark under the direction of
Miss Elsie Kepler, Dean of Girls at
Girls from Baker, Prescott, Dayton,
Dixie, Weston, La Grande, Enter
prise, Pendleton, Wallowa, Wa-Hi,
MacJIi and Athena were present at
the conference. '
The delegates from Athena were
Goldie Miller, Betty Eager, Marjorie
Drraglaa, Mildred Hanrell, Mary
"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 id the man who has nothing to offer
the world in the way of commodity or ser
vice." Elbert Hubbard,