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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1917)
Mrs. L. S. Vincent came up from
Watts and Rogers rule free with
puzzle thrown in. Adv.
The roads'are drying up, and auto
mobile travel is much better.
Found On the road south of the city
a lady's muff. Call at this office.
Chas. Betts is over from his Walla
Walla River farm, visiting friends.
Lost An auto chain on the road
west of town. Leave at this office.
James Haworth has gone to Spokane
where he will remain for some time.
Farmers, you can get Neatsfoot oil
at Ware's Pharmacy at fl per gallon.
A. V. Swaggart and son, Frank,
were in Heppner this week on busi
ness. Attorney Homer I. Watts is in Great
Falls, Montana this week, on busi
ness. For Sale Four lots and a four-room
house in Athena, Enquire of Donald
Miss Ethel Duncan has returned from
a visit with her sister Mrs. Lula Hite,
Mrs. Claud Hanscomb, of Pendleton,
is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. A. Foss.
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Cochran, of Mis
soula, Montana, were guests last week
of Harold Cochran.
Mr. and Mrs. J 0. Russell accom
panied the basket ball teams to Waits
burg this morning.
Mrs. S. J. Newsom of Prineville, is
in the city visiting at the home of her
son, Dr. G. S. Newsom.
Mrs. W. J. Gholson spent the week
Ht the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Reeder, west of the city.
Remember the dance at the Athena
opera house, tomorrow evening. A
good time for everybody.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ingham of Tou
chet spent the week end at the Art
Coppock home, near town.
Mrs. Frankie Russell was recently
married in Vancouver B. C. to Mr. Car
lcton MvDodd, of Seattle.
A new set of Wayne oil tanks have
been installed at Zerba Bros. Garage,
and they are the last word in oil tanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Caspar Woodward and
children are in California where they
will remain during the remainder of
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clem Duncan was taken to the hospital
at Pendleton this week, to be treated
for rupture. .
I have taken the local agency for
"Clow's Knit" Guaranteed Hosiery,
and will be ready for business about
January 25th. Give me a trial order.
The Hosiery will do the rest.
Mrs, Nettie Burolker.
Mrs. Nick Taitinger and three child
ren of Claresholm, Alberta, are here
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. Wright. , :
The Mosgrove Mercantile Company
are closing out their business in Ath
ena, and Wednesday inaugurated a
closing out sale.
Dr. Newsom reports the birth of a
daughter to Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Jones
and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roy De-
voigne, all of Adams.
Dr. E. B. Osborne, who is connected
with the State Veterinarian's office, is
in the city on official business and for
a visit with his mother and brother.
Great evangelistic campaign now on
at Bantist church. Hear Edcar L.
Mills, the great evangelist, every eve
ning at 7 :au prompt. (Jome. Adv.
Mrs. Henry Wood, who has been in
ill health for some time, has been in
the hospital at Pendleton since last
Saturday, and is improving slightly.
When you want boots and shoes re
paired right, take them to Billy Cars-
tens, at Coomans' shop. All work
gauranteed to give satisfaction, or no
Eva Bergevin had the misfortune to
break her arm yesterday, while at
play at school, in District No. 118. Dr.
Sharp was called and reduced the frac
After closing out a stock of goods
at Hermiston for Matt Mosgrove,
James Henderson is here to assist in
the Mosgrove Mercantile company's
closing out sale.
People who turned out of their beds
at a late hour last night, expecting a
fire somewhere in town, did not appre
ciate the joke in ringing the bell at
the Christian church.
Hugh Bell and Bert Warren were
in town Wednesday, from their ranch
es near Helix. Hugh broke the spring
in the rear end of his auto, and stopped
at Zerba Bros., for repairs.
Burke & Son have the Spencer build
ing in shape for their garage business.
George Kidder did an artistic job in
painting the Ford trade-mark into an
attractive sign for the firm.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A Dudley are pleas
antly located in Almo Apartments, at
Long Beach, California. Mrs. Tomp
kins, daughter Lillian and Miss Jessica
McEwen are also residing at the Almo.
Reports from Malheur county are to
the effect that the coyotes are becom
ing very bold. A cow recently died of
rabies, and the head of a coyote sent
from that county proved the animal
It iB possible those droves of robins
that flew north last week, knew their
business. Clear warm weather, ap
proaching spring balminesB' has been
with us this week regular gardening
While at play, Max Newsom was hit
in the eye with an arrow, which neces
sitated a visit to Dr. Somers, at Wal
la Walla, in company with his father,,
yesterday. It is believed no permanent
injury will result.
Ralph and Luvois McEwen have tak
en under consideration the purchase of
Do your roofs leak ?
Are your barns warm ?
Are your cattle and
implements protected V
You insure against
possible fire, have
you p ainted against
Have you thought of
doing repair work
There is no BETWEEN
SEASON. This is the
There will be many
days when the weathor
makes outside work
disagreeable or even
impossible. Do tho
INSIDE REPAIRS then.
That shelf you
promised the wife.
The playroom in the
attic made of
wo showed you this fall.
Proper repairs add to
the VALUE of your
property as well
as its convenience.
List down the items
and lot us tell you
how little the
material will cost you.
WE HAVE THE GOODS.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
IS TO PLAY THE GAME.
"See Johnson About It."
TUM-A-LUMBERa buy-word for good building material
TUM-A-LUMPall that is the very" best in coal or wood
New Goods in daily-Ginghams, Per
cales, Calicos, Shoes and Furnishings
Drt.s Ginghams, a nice line to
select from - - .10-. 14 'a
Peivales in a wide range of pat-"t.-rns
Apron ginghams, - U Si -. 07
White outing flannel .OS 1-8 to . 19
See our line of Ladies' aprons. All
the news tyles at the same old
prices . - . 4U-.fi!)-. !I8
TurkiHh Towels, pr, .lll-.Sfl-.8tl-.4ll
Pillow casus, each,
Sheets, each, - .411-. 60-. 19-. 08
Men's Khaki pants 1.10-1.:1
Corduroy pants. - - l.uH-3.40
Latest dress Shoes for men. Tan
English laco rubber heel andne
olin boIo, a beauty - 4.98
Crossett shoes, tan and black 5.50
Men's and boys' leggins, .flll-,88
Men's rubbers - - .119-. 8 II
Men's arctics - .08 to 9.40
Hoys' shoes - - 1.49 to B.'JS
Mens Suits, $9.90, $12.50, $14.75. Mens Suits made to
your measure. Our "Supreme" line can not be beaten.
Satisfaction with every Suit $15.00, $17.50, $20.00.
J. C. Penney Co. Inc.
! a large stock ranch in Baker county,
located near Haines. The ranch in
cludes several hundred acres of land
and a large number of cattle.
At the annual meeting of the stoc k
holders of the First National Bank of
Athena, all officials were re-elected
and the usual dividend declare!.
A number of young ladies were en
tertained Saturday night at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Martin with a
"slumber party," at which it is said,
the very last thing to be thought of
was "slumber. A jolly time was
friends of Mrs. Eber Luna,
of Joseph, Wallowa county, regret to
hear of her protracted illness, since the
birth of a little son in October. The
infant was born dead, and Mrs. Luna
was ill in a hospital for many weeks,
but is recovering.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Sanders moved
Tuesday into their new home on South
Third street, The move was made on
Henry's sixty-seventh birthday. It
is noised about that his friends will
give him a grand shivaree as soon as
the family are settled. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith and son
Leslie, arrived in the city Tuesday
evening from New Mexico, where
they have been residing for the past
two years. Mr. Smith is greatly im
proved in health, and has disposed of
his interests in New Mexico.
J. M. Swaggart, while not pretend
ing to be in the sheep business on as
large a scale as French Criglar once
was, nevertheless believes in comfort
ably sheltering what he has, and re
cently constructed a sheep barn 11x70
feet in dimensions. His ewes are
lambing now and the percentage of in
crease is very satisfactory.
Program at the Christian church
Sunday, 9:60 a. m., Bible school, Geo.
R. Gerking, director; preaching and
Communion II a. m. The choir will
render a special number, a selection
from a noted Cantata. In the evening
the pastor will speak on "Man's Great
est Discovery." In the morning on
"Continuity of Service." The male
chorus will sing at the evening hour.
The public cordially invited and wel
come. A band of seven elk cows wandered
down from the mountains last Satur
day, coming down the west fork of
Birch creek, almost to Pilot Rock, ac
cording to reports from Pendleton pa
pers. One of the animals did Btray
into Pilot Rock and was so exhausted
that it was easily captured. They were
seen at various farms along the way,
and one was captured at the H. G.
Casteel place, having been chased by
a dog until exhausted. Deputy Game
Warden Tonkin was notified, as the
elk are believed to be too weak to es
cape the attack of dogs or coyotes.
One of the most pleasant' and suc
cessful social events of the winter
was held last evening in the banquet
room of the Christian church, when the
young men of the class taught by Mrs.
John T. King, entertained the young
ladies of the class, which is composed
of forty-four members. The men
proved themselves adepts in the art of
entertaining, and amused their guests
with many interesting games. A most
elaborate luncheon was served in an
artistic manner, and the young ladies
will find it difficult to surpass them
when the compliment is returned. The
rooms were elaborately decorated in
red and black, and about seventy-five
guests and members partook of their
hospitality. The. entertainment was
the result of a recent contest between
the young men and ladies of the class.
Last Friday night in the Milton
gymnasium the Athena High school
basket ball tossera won a double vic
tory over Columbia College in two
close, fast and snappy games, the
girls' score being SB to ill, and the
boys, ai to 17. The girls' game was
the fastest seen this year. The game
was even throughout, each side fight
ing hard for tho ball. Kathren Froome
was star for Athena, making 9 1 of the
local sextette's points, while Pauline
Myrick made 18 of Columbia's 91. The
boys' game was characterized by
roughness, but the light Athena team
outpassed Columbia and won. The
game was very exciting, each team
leading for short intervals. With a
minute and twenty seconds left to play
and the score tied, the Athena boys by
faultess team work, succeeded in cag
ing two field baskets. Jimmy Clark of
Milton officiated at the girls' game
and Emery Worthington at the boys'
Tonight the Athena teams meet
Waitsburg in a double header at Waits-
burg. A faster game is expected at
Waitsburg than was played in Athena,
on account of the improved team work
of the local boys. Nothing is known
of the strength of the girls' team.
lomorrow night the teams play in
Touchet and both girls and boys are
expected to win. The Columbia Col
lege boys beat Touchet and as Athena
defeated Columbia, the local boys ex
pect to run a large score. Principal
and Mrs. Russell will accompany the
teams on the trip.
1 he next Literary Society meeting
will be held the 19th instead of today
because of the departure of the basket
ball teams for the Waitsburg-Touchet
trip. The election of officers will be
held next meeting and for that reason
the program has been shortened. Some
very pleasing numbers, however, have
been selected which will be found en
tertaining. The program is as follows:
bong, "Commencement Day, society
Speech - James Martin ,
Piano solo Areta Littlejohn
Violin solo - - Prof. Russell
Vocal solo - - Helen Russell
Report of Crit ic - Henry Koepke
Athena Loses to Milton.
Continued From Pege 1.
the committee, Misses Frances Fehr,
Kathren Froome and Evelyn Hurd.
Appropriate toasts were made by
members erf the debate teams and
judges and the day ended with the1 ,
most cordial feeling on the part of all
Special numbers on the evening pro
gram consinted of several selections by
pupils frorfi the rooms of Misses Sher
man, Barnes and Wagner. Very pleas
ing vocal solos were sung by both
Miss Helen Russell and Miss Lucille,
1 FINANCIAL BEPORT
OF THE CITY TREASURER
The Press is pleased to publish the
annual financial report of the City of
Athena, as submitted to the city coun
cil by City Treasurer Zerba. . The re
port follows in detail and is considered
to be one of the most concise ever ren
dered the city government:
i Special Tax. Water.
Feb.! IS0.63 : 183.10
March 2,879.93 197.50
April . 1,891.11 , 909.20
May , 9,508.13 189.60
June . 11.40 187.00
Sept. , " : 213.90
Oct. . 2,236.10 . 236.65
Nov. ; 191.10
Dec. ' 61.15 234.2ft
198,15 (128.70 $98.25
Jan. Freight overcharge refunded 1.20
Mar, sale of old motor coils, 9.80
May Kirk Estate sidewalk, 8.00,
Froome street grading, 8.75, 11.75
Aug. Hay, 6.00
Oct. Collins, dam'ge to fire hose, 25.75
Dec. Hay, 4.60
Red'mtion Int. on Transferred
of War'nts. War'nts. to Sink, fund
Mar. 3,96.00 103.78.
April 273.10 6.62
May 8,561.15 14.00. 1,095.36
June 53.92 .03
July 775.85 - . 1
Oct. 1,669.18 , 19.35 875.11
Nov. 181.95 .84
Dec. 266.60 10.91
10,829.89 $173.96 $1,180.71
GEN, FUND RECAPITULATION.'
Bal. on hand Dec. 81, 1915 $1,855.68
Special tax -' 8,981.91
Fines .. 98.16
Pound, . 198.70
License 98.2b '
Miscellaneous 68.00 11,781.11
Red'mpt'n of war. JQ,829.89
Interest on warr'nts , 178.90
Transferred to sink
ing fund . 1,480.74 12,484.59
Balance on hand Dec. 81, 1016 653.13
' Cash Receivable
Bal. Dec. 31, 1916 V07.01 338.56
Transferred to sinking fund
from gen. fund 1,180.71
Rec. one year's int. on
bills receivable 26.R8
Rec int. from bank on Cer
tificates of Deposit. 69.07 9,178.58
ERNEST A. ZERBA,
Treasurer City of Athena.
Baptist Booster Band.
The Baptist Booster Band paraded
the streets Wednesday afternoon, with
drums and booster songs. The little
folks show good training under the
tuition of Mr. Haslan, and sang some
spirited songs on the street. Sev
eral short exhortations were made, and
the people invited to attend the re
vival services at the church. A num
ber of automobiles followed the boost
ers, bearing members of the church.
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