Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1916)
WHAT YOU NEED-
The other fellow may have;,what you
have the ether fe"w mutant. Come
together by adv"1 l.'JS' th'e Press.
"is every day with the Merchant who
advertises in the Press-he has some
thing to sell and says so.
Buy Your Groceries From Your Home Grocer
ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON", FRIDAY, DECEMBER ,1, 1916.
Of CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
COMPILED FOR BUSY READERS
Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Women of New York plan a boycott
to cut food priceB.
The kaiser is planning to send Presi
dent Wilson a Christmas gift.
Teutons are only 87 miles from Bu
charest, the Roumanian capital.
Juarez fears an attack from Villa,
who is reported as having taken Chi
huahua. . The Island of Sardinia, in the Med
iterranean, has been ravaged by a cy
clone, according to a report received in
An ordinance to put all private
banks in Chicago under city supervis
ion was recommended for passage by a
city council committee.
Charles H. Sherman, who is believed
to be the last of the famous San Fran-
cisco vigilantes, died in Santa Bar
bara, Cal., .Tuesday. He was 91
years old, .
Announcement was made at army
, headquarters at San Antonio, Tex.,
. that the Third Minnesota regiment is
scheduled to start home from the bor
der on December 2.
The Distilling Company of America,
an $85,000,000 corporation with a New
Jersey charter, has filed articles of
dissolution. , The actual amount of
stock issued is $77,073,900.
Dr. Philip Mills Jones, editor of the
California State Journal of Medicine,
is dead in San Francisco.: He was
widely known in medical circles and
was a trustee of the American Medical
The American steamer Chemung,
bound from New York to Genoa, was
torpedoed Tuesday, and sunk off the
coast of Spain. The captain refused
to lower his colors and the ship went
down flying the American Flag. The
crew was landed.
The constitutionality of the Federal
inheritance tax law is attacked in San
. Francisco in the United States Dis
trict court by Edward F. Tread well,
representing the estate of Henry Mil
ler, cattle and land king, who seeks
the dismissal of the action of Gustavo
Rembold, of Oregon, against the Mil
ler heirs. ;
An empty purse is valuable, Rev.
Charles R. Brown, dean of the Yale
Divinity School, told members of the
Sunday evening club in Chicago. He
said being without money makes peo
ple cut out expensive wickedness,
starts a man looking for a job, and
has an infallible power for pointing
out real friends.
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion report on the valuation of the
Kansas City Southern railway shows
that the railroad capitalized at $99,
052,000, including $51,000,000 in stock
and $48,052,000 of unmatured funded
bonded debt, could be reproduced new
for $46,274,363, or reproduced, leas
depreciation, for $38,258,909.
Another, raid by airships over the
Northeastern - coast of England took
place Tuesday ' night, . The official
statement says: "Hostile airships
crossed the Northeastern coast.
Bombs, it is reported, have been drop
ped in several places in the Northern
counties, but no reports of casualties
or damage have been received.
Sir George White, of London, is
dead. Sir George established the first
manufactory of airplanes in England.
He was a pioneer of electric street
-traction, being the first to introduce it
in London. He was 62 years old and
received the title of baronet in 1904.
. President Wilson Friday sent a tele
gram to Charles E. Hughes acknowl
edging his message of congratulation.
The President's telegram said: "I
am sincerely obliged to yon for your
message of congratulation. Allow me
to assure you of my good wishes for
the years to come." . ,.
A dispatch from Mexico City to the
Chihuahua City press, states that The
odore Roosevelt has started a revolu
tion against President Wilson. The
message further states that Roosevelt
charges the President with authorizing
"various electoral frauds in order to
triumph in the past election."
The Chicago Health department's
"diet squad" on its 40 cents a day
menu is gaining weight.
Nation-wide prohibition is urged on
congress by the National Grange in
resolutions adopted which asked spe
cifically that the District of Columbia
be included in a any National prohibi
tion legislation. .
Russia officially announces the loss
of the dread naught Imperatritsa Ma
ria. The statement reads: "The Rus
sian dreadnaught Imperatritsa Maria
has been sunk by an internal explosion.
Two hundred of the crew are missing."
General Wood Congratulates Miss Ruth Law.
; " ' a
,mJtH,UW:.: v-,l,.GEN. LONARC, WQQg '
When Miss Ruth Law, twenty-eight
years of age, dropped down on Gover
nor's Island, New York City, in her
airplane from Chicago, she had broken
two American endurance records, and
General Leonard Wood, commander of
the department of the East, was one
among many to recognize the import
ance and daring of her flight. She flew
Sunday, Nov. 19, from Chicago to Hor-
nell, New York, 690 miles, without a
stop, and the following day she flew
from Binghamton to New York City,
217 miles. She had made the whole
distance of 807 miles in 8 hours 66
minutes and 30 seconds. Her flight to
Hornell broke Amercian no-stop rec
ords, and her completed flight to New
York City broke all distance records
for the time.
BORAH CHAMPIONS DRY ACT
To Force Vote on Big Problem in
Next Session of Congress. ..
Washintgon, D. C National prohi
bition is to have a new' champion in
congress In Senator William E. Borah,
of Idaho. Under his leadership a
fight is to be made at the coming short
session to the states for ratification a
prohibition amendment to the Federal
Coupled with the fight which Sena
tor Borah intends to lead will be a sep
arate, and yet related, contest conduct
ed under the leadership of Senator
Wesley L. Jones, of Washington, to
force prohibition upon the District of
Columbia. The latter is a renewal of
a fight made at the last session of
congress and abandoned.
There has never been a well-organized
fight in congress to submit a pro
hibition amendment to the states,
though many prohibition resolutions
have been proposed, only to be forgot
ten, or to be abandoned, for lack of
Senator Borah, in announcing - hie
purpose to make real fight for a pro
hibition amendment, manes it plain
that he is going into the contest to
win, and if he is out-generaled or out
voted at the short session he promises
to bob up again in the new congress,
keeping prohibition to the ferefront
until a vote is had.
If a record vote can be secured, Sen
ator Borah is confident of getting
enough votes to pass the resolution.
The great obstacle to be overcome
in getting a prohibition amendment
through congress is in getting the
proposition to a vote. Most of the
opponents of prohibition are cowards,
when it comes to going on record, and
they necessarily make their fight in
the dark. It was in the dark that the
pronibition resolution, along with the
equal suffrage resolution, was side
tracked at the last session, and the
same tactics will be resorted to to kill
off the resolution which Senator Borah
intends to champion.
German U-Boat Reported Off
, Atlantic Coast of United States
New York The British cruiser Lan-
Mills Raise Pay of 19,500.
Passaic, N. J. Six woolen mills of
this city announced Saturday that, be
ginning with December 1, they will in
crease the wages of their employes 10
per cent. Previous wage advances by
the same concern make the total for
the year 80 per cent. About 15,000
workers are benefited.
Newark, N. J. The 4500 employes
of the Clark Thread company of this
city, will receive a 10 per cent in
crease in wages beginning December
6, it was announced Saturday.
Roumania is Not Prepared.
Berlin (By wirleses to Sayville, N.
Y.) Roumanian officers taken pris
oners are quoted by the war corre
spondence of the Berliner Tageblatt,
in a dispatch under date of November
24, as declaring that the Roumanian
disasters were due to Roumanian un
readiness. Disappointment was expressed that
they had not been supplied by the en
tente with sufficient cannon or machine
guns or with other military material.
NOTED SUFFRAGETTE' PASSES
Campaign Ordeal Is Fatal to Mrs.
Boissevain in Los Angeles. -
Los Angeles Mrs. Inez Milholland
Boissevain, suffrage leader, died at a
local hospital, where she had been ill
for several weeks, Saturday night
shortly before midnight.
Mrs. Boissevain was stricken sud
denly while addressing an audience in
this city during the recent campaign
and fainted on the platform of the
meeting. She was removed to the
hospital, and her husband and .parents
rushed from New York to join her
here. Miss Vida Milholland, Bister of
the noted suffragist, was with her
when she was stricken and has been in
constant attendance since that time.
Mrs. Boissevain's illness was diag
nosed as aplastic anemia, and blood
transfusion was reBorted to in at
tempts to improve her condition. Her
sister. Miss Vida Milholland, twice
gave blood for this purpose, and on
four other occsaions friends submitted
to the ordeal in the hope that benefit
Would result. After each transfusion
temporary improvement was followed
by relapse. A few days ago the phy
sicians in charge stated that there was
practically no hope for Mrs. Boisse
vain, but thereafter she rallied and it
was thought she might recover.
caster, stationed 15 miles southeast of
Sandy Hook, at 9 o'clock Sunday night
sent out by wireless a general warning
to all steamers flying the flags of the
entente allies to beware of German
submarines on this side of the Atlan
tic. The Lancaster directed the comman
ders of all vessels to keep a sharp
lookout for underwater boats. They
were told to show no more lights than
were necessary and to avoid also as
far as possible the regular lanes of
Passengers on board the American
Line steamer Philadelphia, which also
arrived from Liverpool, said that the
ship was illuminated Saturday night
and the lifeboats were swung out
ready for a possible emergency. Cap
tain Cady said, however, he had heard
or seen nothing of submarines.
Election Bets Are Paid.
New York Holders of some of the
largest wagers made in Wall street on
the Presidential election began paying
the bets off Thursday on the assump
tion that there now was no doubt Pres
ident Wilson had been elected. Esti
mates of the total sum wagered in the
financial district range from $3,000,
000 to $5,000,000. Probably half was
paid within a week after election, but
the balance was held by stakeholders
pending a final agreement between
bettors. A few others are awaiting
the official count.
Deutschland Likely Safe.
Nantucket, Mass. The merchant
submarine Deutschland, returning to
Germany with a valuable cargo, was
believed Thursday to have 'left Amer
ican waters in safety. Darkness,
which set in soon after she started
from New London, Conn., prevented
observation of the submersible's prog
ress along shore and there was no word
from her since she passed Watch Hill,
R. I., at sunset, a barely distinguish
able object, 10 miles off shore.
STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
DECEMBER 27, 28 AND 29
Prominent Speakers, an Important
Program for Session to Be
Held in Portland.
The session of the Oregon Teachers'
Association which is to be held in
Portland December 27, 28 and 29, will
be the most important, educational
meeting ever held in the state, accord
ing to a statement , issued by E. F.
Carleton, president of the association.
The Eastern and Western divisions
have joined in one association, bring
ing the entire state into one conven
tion. A new constitution has been
adopted, which eliminates the old plan
of holding county institutes in connec
tion with the association." Equal rep
resentation has been provided, so that
the convention cannot be controlled by
any one section. Every county In the
state is sending delegates in propor
tion to the number of teachers, and
each local teachers' organization is
entitled to a delegate provided that it
has more than fifteen members, and
not less that three meetings each year.
These duly elected representatives
alter tbeir qualifications have been
passed upon by the credentials com
mittee, will be entitled to sit in the
The entire opening day, Wednesday,
December 27, will be devoted to the
deliberations of this council. Reports
of three standing committees will be
heard, and it is expected that the
council will take definite action on at
least three important problems pre
sented by these committees. The first
is a proposed plan for a retirement
fund for the teachers of Oregon. The
report will be presented by the chair
man, W. T. Foster, President of Reed
college. - The second is the Retarda
tion problem. C. W. Boetticher, city
superintendent of the Albany schools,
is chairman of the committee prepar
ing this report. President J. . H. Ack
erman, of Monmouth, will present the
report which is predicted will provoke
the liveliest discussion of the day, "A
Code of Ethics for Teachers." No one
but delegates will have the right to
vote in the representative council, or
to discuss the questions submitted, but
seats will be provided for all teachers
who wish to visit the first day's ses
sion. The representative council will
meet in -the Portland Hotel which will
be the official headquarters for the
The work of the second and third
days will be open to all teachers of the
state and the indications are that the
attendance will be record breaking.
Two men of national reputation have
been secured to address the general as
semblies, Carrol G. Pearse of Milwau
kee, Wis., president of the State Nor
mal scchool at that place and formerly
president of the National Education
association; and Dr. Henry Suzzallo,
president of the University of Wash
ington, formerly of Columbia Univer
sity. These two men are known as
starB of the firBt magnitude in the edu
cational world, and they will discuss
educational problems of nation-wide
interest. . ,
Thursday morning, December 28 will
be devoted to a general assembly of all
teachers. Thursday afternoon and
Firday morning, the teachers will
meet in their various departments:
Secondary, Industrial, Elementary,
Art, Kural, Commercial, Council of
English, City Superintendents and
others. "The executive committee and
the heads of the variouB departments
have been working diligenty for the
past month on the program," said
President Carleton, "and we expect to
have a most profitable session.".
ine association will close- with a
general assembly of all the teachers
Friday afternoon, where the teachers
will again have the opportunity of
hearing the speakers from abroad.
The executive committee at the
opening of the school year, entered
into a contract with the Statesman
Publishing company under the terms
of which the Oregon Teachers' Month
ly became the official organ of the
association. An editorial board ap
pointed by the president of the associ
ation, publishes the journal, and every
paid-up member of the association re
ceives one year's subscription to the
teachers' magazine. "If our plan
proves successful, we shall bring be
fore the association each year for care
ful consideration, some' three or four
problems affecting the welfare of the
teachers and the public schools, some
definite policies will be established,
and the teachers' journal will be used
to inform all the teachers of the state
of the work of the state association,
and through the year problems affect
ing' the development of education
throughout the United States will be
discussed by able writers."
Members of the executive commit
tee are: H. D. Sheldon, Eugene; J.
Peroy Wells, Jacksonville; Viola Orts
child, Portland; Wm. Parker, Portland;
E. D. Ressler, Corvallis; H. H. Herd
man, Portland; Geo. A. Briscoe, Ash
land, and E. F. Carleton, Salem, chair
man of the committee.
Tuition Asked of County.
Salem Mandamus proceedings in
the Oregon Supreme court have been
instituted by School District No. 24,
comprising the City of Salem, to com
pel W. M. Smith, county superintend
ent of Marion county, to pay $7650.86
of the county funds to the district for
tuition of pupils attending the Salem
High school from other districts in the
county. The court set December 4 for
the hearing. The board has decided
that it is entitled to $71.13 for each
pupil attending the Salem High school
from outside districts. ,
Of General Interest
University Students Live Well
j on 8-Cent Meals by Clubbing
Salem The riddle of the high coat
of living apparently has been solved
by the Commdhs Co-operative Club of
Willamette University, composed of
This club during October furnished
its members with three meals a day
for an average cost of 24.8 cents a
day each, or 8.3 cents a meal. This
cost also included the salary of the
cook, fuel and light. The actual price
paid for foodstuffs was 18.8 cents a
day, or 6.3 cents a meal.
The students do all the buying, serv
ing of meals, washing dishes and other
work. The meals are served in the
basement of Walter hall. F. E. Frid
dy and C. E. Womer are the two stu
dents who have charge of the purchase
of food supplies, and despite the low
cost they said that they were able to
obtain a wide variety of food and sat
isfy the appetites of the club members.
"In October," said Mr. Priddy, "it
cost our club only $7.70 for each mem
ber for food, and we gave a well
balanced ration. We pay our cook $85
a month and board, our wood for fuel
purposes coats $12 and lights $1 for
the month. For food we paid out
$152.20 in the 81 days of the month."
For breakfast the students are
served with griddle cakes, cereal,
hash, bread and butter and coffee. For
luncheon there are three kinds of veg
etables, bread and butter, tea or coffee.
No meat or deBsert is served. The
dinner in the evening includes vege
tables, meats, bread and butter, des
sert of Borne kind, and either - coffee or
State Tax Levy Test Begun;
Six Per .Cent Limitation in Court
Salem A state tax which will pro
vide for all the requirements of the
state government will be certified to
the various counties by the State Tax
commission, it was announced Tuesday
at a meeting attended by the governor,
secretary of state and state treasurer.
The board will make the certifica
tion without regard to the 6 ner cent
tax limitation amendment adopted at
the recent general election and thus
the question of whether the amend
ment is applicable to the Btate levy
will be brought before the courts for
An early settlement of the question
is desired so the legislature may be in
formed whether or not additional legis
lation to put amendment in operation
The Tax commission is not deemed a
tax levying body and the point has
been raised that it is the counties
which make the state levy and not the
. Cornerstone is Laid.
Roseburg Two thousand people saw
the cornerstone of Roseburg'a new Fed
eral building laid Monday afternoon by
the acting officers of the Grand Lodge
of Masons of Oregon. Former Grand
Worshipful Master J. C. Fullerton had
charge of the ceremony, and .ex-Congressman
Binger Herrman was orator
of the day.
The business houses were closed and
the High school students marched to
the Federal building in honor of the
event. In the usual copper box placed
for historical recollection, if the build
ing should be destoyed, were copies of
local papers, the names of the city
government and the acting officers of
the Grand Lodge of Masons.
New Road Plan Proposed.
Salem The members of the State
Highway commission are in favor of
being relieved of duties connected
with the highway development of the
state and having the work placed In
the hands of a non-political commis
This was the information given to a
sub-committee of the Oregon Good
Roads committee, which met with the
Highway commission. This commit
tee is framing practical road legisla
tion with a view of preparing a bill
for action by the next legislature.
Mr. Murphy Takes Charge.
Salem The'members of the State
board ofjcontrol Tuesday vested Char
les A. Murphy, ex-chief engineer at
the Eastern Oregon state hospital and
recently appointed superintendent of
the penitentiary to succeed J. W. Min
to, with full authority over the prison
management. Mr. Murphy assumed
charge of the prison Wednesday.
A system of accounting will be in
stalled at the prison and a full inven
tory of the stock and equipment on
hand will be taken before any changes
Prunes Are 8h!pped East.
Sheridan Sheridan shipped east 1,-
037,000 pounds of prunes, Wednesday,
this shipment comprising the output of
10 of the large orchards around Sheri
dan. Seven to seven and one half
cents was the price brought. The
prunes were of the finest quality. Next
year more acreage will come into
bearing and the output may be
Portland Man Appointed.
Salem J. H. Gault, of Portland has
been appointed chief engineer at the
Eastern Oregon state hospital to suc
ceed Charles Murphy, recently named
superintendent of the Oregon peni
Buy Your Heater WOW
Cold weather will be here
. before you realize it. We are
-prepared for it with the best
line of Heating Stoves on the
market There is nothing to
equal them. Fine Heaters, easy
on coal, and very clean and
very handsome in design.
Come and see them NOW
Barrett Building. Athena, Oregon
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Is made in Athena, by Athena Labor, in one of the
very best equipped Mills in the Northwest, of the
; best selected Bluestem wheat grown anywhere.
Patronize home industry. Your grocer sells the
famous American Beauty Flour.
The Flour Your Mother Uses
Merchant Millers and Grain Buyers
Athena, Oregon. Waitsburg, Washington.
vfL Home of I
Good Groceries go to the Right Spot
This is the Right Spot
To go to Every Time for Groceries.
Try These They'll Please!
- Monopole Oysters
DELL BROS., Athena, Or.
Caterer to the Public in Good Things to Eat