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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (March 30, 1917)
The cAtbena Press circulates in the
homes of readers who reside in the
heart of the Great Umatilla Wheat
Belt, and they have money to spend
One Copy, one year, $1.50; for six
months, 75c; for three months, 50c;
payable in advance, and subscrip
tions are solicited on no other basis
Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Orecjon, as Second-Class Mail Matter-6 Pages
ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. MARCH 30. 1917.
A goodVaciium Cleaner will save its cost and over again in Car
pets, Rugs, Curtains, Upholstered Furniture etc., to say nothing about
time and much back-breaking work saved. It sucks in the dirt and im
purities instead of scattering them through the air to choke lungs and
settle on everything in the room. We have good reliable hand clean
ers which are convenient and easy to use, durable and effective will
get the dirt and grit out of theieavieat carpet or rug.
Our Davis-Kaser Special
is fully guaranteed money back if not satisfied after two weeks trial.
Others are here at R.OO to 9.S0. These are but little larger than an
ordinary carpet sweeper, and are almost as light and easy to use.
Then we have electric cleaners, fully guaranteed at 1 14.50 and up
ward to 150.00 for the incomparable Magic Cleaner. Call and see
these if possible. Write for descriptions and prices if unable to come.
In any event get a Vacuum Cleaner if you haven't one a very profit
THE DAVIS-KASER CO,, WALLA WALLA
Ccmplete Furnishers of Homes, Offices and Schools-lO-20 Alder St.
t ii "i o 1 1 1 a p r a i n 1 1 n 1 1 1 m f r i i i i i
Demonstration Day Set
SATURDAY, APRIL 7th
AT O, H. NELSON RANCH, FORMERLY WM. U 'KENZtE PLACE,
IN THE EDGE OF WESTQH.
AT .LEAST TWO DIFFERENT TBACTQR8
WILL BE SHOWN IS THIS WORKOUT
Beginning at 2 p. m.
Watts C& Rogers
"Just Over the Hill"
this Bank has striven to
famish every facility con
sistent with good Bank
ing. That it has succeed
ed in daing so, is evident
in the number of patrons.
We can please you. Es
Capital and Surplus, $100,000.00
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co,
It trade in Athens, by Athena labor, in one ol the very best
equipped mills in the Northwest, of the best selected Bluettem
wheat grown anywhere. Patronize home industry. Your
grocer tells the famous American Beauty Plour
Merchant Millers & Grain Buyers
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Our Market is
Clean and Cool
Injuring Wholesome Meats.
READ & MEYER
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
ARE ASSEMBLING THERE TODAY
Mayors Get Call Sunday To
Assist In Securing Recruits
for United States Navy.
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A I I r4T?'li X. 1 MimM MAP EDITOR OF THE i
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OF ROUTES DESIGNATED
ROAD BONDING ACT
SUBMITTED TO THE PEOPLE
OF OREGON AT THE
SPECIAL ELECTION, JUNE 4, 1917
NOT AN OmCIAL MAP
KIAP PREPARED BY C. C. CHAPMAN.
EDITOR OF THE
23 Years Ago,
Krorr. the Press of March 30 1894
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cTWap of Highway Routes as Designated By Road Bonding Bill.
Bp,rn-:.Ta the wife of B. E. Kenne
dy, of Warren station, a boy.
Last Friday snow was reported 6
feet deep at Moacham station,
The free raadjnu roqm at Pendleton
has been closed for want of support.
We learn that Dr. Butler, of Weston
contemplates removing to the Willa
Mrs. Archie Huton, of the Helix
neighborhood died at Walla Walla Fri
day of consumption.
Mrs. Max Lewin and baby Edgar
are visiting this week at Union, and
Max is batching.
Judge E. DePeatt and E. R. Cox,
were in Pendleton Tuesday.
If you see it in the Portland Oregon-
ion, it s a lie, says me Aiuancd
It is said that Frank Fletcher is very
low with typhoid fever in the peniten
tiary at Salem.
L. D. Lively cashier of the Athena
National Bank, was in Pendleton, mon-
dty evening on court house business.
Julius Potts, the fellow who was
beat over the head with a gun in this
city, last fall, skipped out from Pend
leton, the other night, It Is said with
6n which belonged to another man.
Weston precinct is as tortuous as a
serpentine dance, and is 22 miles from
Northeast to southeast corners, and
wide enough so that a person of agility
can jump across it in some places.
Mr. Parsons, the photographer, whom
the band boys prevailed upon to locate
here, arrived Tuesday evening and
will commence work immediately at
Watt's old stand. Mr. Parsons is a
first class artist and will make Athena
his future home. He js an old time
friend of H. L. Helfrich and comes to
us highly recommended as 4 photo
grapher and a gentleman. He is a
musician and will aid materially in
making the Athena band second to
pane in the state. .
The fireman's ball Wednesday night
was a success socially and financially
l5 being realized. The boys would
have had enough money to buy their
uniforms had not the burning of Gillis's
Hall consumed an organ which they had
borrowed. It will take the net pro
ceeds and considerable more to pay for
the organ. A subscription should be
circulated to help the boys out.
The contest for the Demorest silver
meda at the M. E. church in this city
ast Saturday night was an interesting
affajr. There were eight contestants
and each one rendered their piece well
and was well recleved by the laige au
dience present. The judges were un
animous in the opinion that Miss Len
nie Coppock was entitled to the prize.
Our friend David Taylor has been
appointed gauger of the Weston distil
lery by Collector Blackman. The posi
tion is worth 11000 per year and the
many friends of good natured Dave,
At 1:30 yesterday mornjng the cry
of fire and the clang of the fire bell
brought the people to Main street to
do battle with the Are fiend. The rear
end of Gillie Hall was a teething, burn
ing matt by the time the fireman were
on the scene and it was evident that
the large frame building, together
with its contents, was doomed.
Mies Leola Young has accepted a
position in Mrs. Carden's millinery
Mrs. McMorris and Mrs. Dr. Butler
of Weston, spent Tuesday in Athena
visiting Mrs. M. M. Johns.
Miss Cora Rigby left last week for
Portland where the has accepted a posi
tion at deaconess in the Portland hot
We present herewith a revised map
of the highway routes designated by
the road bonding bill. This map
corrects many of the errors made in
the hastily prepared sketches that were
published soon after the legislature
passed the bill. It also (hows the cities
and towna along the state highways.
While this is not an official map it
has been inspected informally by the
members of the state highrway com
mission. The commisioners are pre
cluded by their official positions from
expressing any opinion as to exactly
where the roads will go, unt:I such
time as they hold hearings in the diff
erent counties and take such formal
action as the law requires in locating
and designating the highways perma
nently. The kind of road contemplated in the
bonding act is shown in small type.
"Paved Roads" are those designat
ed to be hard-surfaced after the coun
ties prepare the road-beds. This sim
ply includes grading. It does not in
volve the county in the expense of ce
ment or crushad rack foundati on a3
part of the paving.
"Post Roads" are highways con
structed in co-operation with the feder
al government. Any designated high
way over which mail is or may be car
ried is subject to classification as a
post road. It is proposed to grade the
post roads and put a suitable surface
on same, (not a pavement) the funds
for this to come from the federal gov
ernment and the state bond issue.
f orest Koads are the same as
"Post Roads" except that they must
be built within or leading to National
forests. The expense is shared by the
government, the state and the coun
ties. "Paved and Post Roads" are roads
that are to be paved by the state
over such mileage as the counties may
prepare ready for paving: the remain
der of the mileage of those roads
would be improved as "Post Road".
The bonding act confers full juris
diction upon the State Highway com
mission to make minor changes in lo
ca'ion, and the commission has ex
pressed its policy, which is to learn
the facts in each locality before mak
ing Imal locations, so eacn state roaa
may be placed. where it should be to
serve the population of the counties
traversed by it. Not until after these
hearing3 have been held in all the
counties will it be finally determined
where all these roads will be con
structed, so thare will bj ample op
portunity for correction of errors or
changing of such local routings where
sama may ba dona to batter serve the
That the threatened war situation is
grave in the extreme is evidenced by
the mobilization of the National
Guard regiments throughout the coun
try. Orders to mobilize the Third
Oregon Infantry at Vancouver Bar
racks today were received Wednesday
night in a message from the head
quarters of the Western Department,
United States Army, at San Fran
cisco. These orders were preceded by an
urgent call for recruits for the Navy
to the mayors in the different towns.
Mayor Watts of Athena, received the
following telegram from Lieutenant
Commander Blackburn, Sunday even
"Grave National emergency exists.
Tha Presidmt has called for 18,300
non for the navy and wires from
vVashington today, directing me to
place the matter before the public
officials asking co-operation. Will you
please issue proclamation calling for
volunteers for the Navy. American
citizens, sixteen to thirty wanted:
Those under eighteen must have pa
rents consent. Please have news
papers give fullest publicity. Navy .
representative will be in Athena in a
few days to examine volunteers and
furnish transportation to mobilization
point, will notify you exact time of
arrival. The nearest suDstation to
your city is Pendleton."
Patriotic Week, proclaimed by Gov
ernor Withycombe is being generally
observed throughout the State. Sev
eral of the business houses and homes
in Athena are decorated with the Stars
and Stripes. A monster demonstra
tion was held at Pendleton last night,
when one of the largest parades in
the history of the town, took place.
The Grasshoppers have organized
their ball team for the season's games.
Herman Geissel is captain and pitch
er; Wayne Hoffman, catcher; Dcran
Phillips, lb; Henry Knight, 2b; Wil-
lard Parker, ss ; Lee Banister, man
ager, Hb; "Fin" If; Davis or Kvans,
rf; Johnny Pinkerton, cf; Wilber Har
den, sub. They're off let em' gol
B. D. Jarman and family have
moved from Dallas to Salem, where
Mr. Jarmanjhas charge of a Golden
All those who attend the High
School play "Mr. Bob" on April f,
will be sure to enjoy it, according to
those connected with the play. This
little comedy is sure to drive away the
blues, and if perchance, anyone is not
so afflicted, it will insure you against
future inoculation. AH who see the
play will appreciate the joke played
on Mr. Royson, partly at the expense
of Mr. Brown, solicitor, who "just
came down ". Patty who has a
taste for dramatic art, and her Romeo,
Jenkins the faithful butler, who in
turn has objections to oats but "ob
jects to the aaying of It" promise
everyone a good laugh. Besides this
interesting comedy four specials will
be given by the different grade rooms.
Miss Sherman's pupils have arranged
for a fan drill and Miss Barnes' pupih
will present an interesting exercise
called "The Dance of the Dunces."
Miss Wagner's pupiU will stage a per
formance entitled "April Fool" and
seven girls from Miss Fortna's room
will act out the pantonine "Comin'
Through the Rye". These specials
alone will be worth the price of admis
sion, and it is believed that every-one
who sees "Mr. Bob" will enjoy ana of
the best evenings of entartainm;nt
ever witnessed in Athana.
In accordance with the old May day
festivities organized by the ancient Cel
tic people, and followed by English
people, the Athena school has decided
to observe the day, which has been re
cognized in ancient and modern times,
and carry out the plant for a regular
May day Festival. This will be the
first of its kind in Athena and the pub
lic is especially invited to the program
which the students are striving to make
successful. At 10:30 the parade will
start from the school house and from
11 to 12 the program by the children
will be given on the campua grounds.
At noon there will be a free basket
lunch, which will interest every-one
and bring the people together. After
lunch at 1:16 the crowning of the May
Queen will bring the festival to a cli
max. This ceremony which will be fol
lowed by the May pole dances at 1:49
should be very pleating to the public.
The closing feature of the program
will be the baseball game between
Pendleton and Athena and everyone is
requested to come and root for the
Six pupils have recently
grammar grades. Dorothy,
Continued on Page 3.
for the cTWan who cares
Royal, Worcester and
Bon Ton Corsets
We are showing one of the most attractive and com
plete Lines of Spring and Summer (Merchandise
ever shown here in c4thena-Merchandise of merit,
bearing the "ear-marks" of America's best Manufacturers and backed
by our personal guarantee. Novelties and staples direct from the New
York markets, priced within reach of all and sold in the reliable Elliott
way. If it's not right, bring it back.
FASIONABLE SILKS AND DRESS GOODS
Those who are responsible for the de
velopment of styles and colors in Silk
and Cotton Dress Goods Fabrics seem
to have surpassed their former efforts.
WASH GOODS-in all the new Spart
eff.' its, priced at 25c to 75c yd.
TAFFETAS in all leading shades, in
clrding Blacks, all 36 inches wide at
$l.c,0 per yd.
CKEPE de CHENE in 40 inch widths
gjj colors, at $1.50 per yd.
PONGEES Domestic and imported,
shown in solid colors and the leading
Sport effects, priced f om 35c to $1 50
TRIMMINGS Dainty and pretty de
signs for new Spring Dresses shown in
all the new effects and colorings, price
from 10c to $2. 0 per yd.
MIDDIES AND SKIRTS-Our stocks
in these lines are complete. Featuring
I he Hugo Du Brock, the originator of
the middy blouse, we have an except'
ional range of models with eomhi mi
lion trimmings, priced at $1 to $1.75.
LADIES' WAISTS a very complete
showing of Ladies' Waists for Spring
and Summer wear, including Voils,
Organdies, Lawns, Tub Silks, Jap Silk
Crepe de Chene and Georgette Crepes,
the very newest models for your in
spection at from H to $0.00.
MENS AND YOUNG MENS FINE SUITS
It will be time wejl spent for you to
look into our showing of Clothcroft
Suits for the coming season. Though
vou don't pretend to be judge of "mart
clothes, you will feel the spirit of their
perfection. Clothcroft Clothes are a
revelation of clothing values at $12.50,
15.00, 17.50 and 20.00.
MENS AND BOYS SHIRTS
All new, neat patterns in Madras. Ox
fords and Percales, soft and starched
cuffs, with a big showing of "Sports"
and are specially priced at 75c, 1.00,
The merit of the Florsheim Shoes are
so well known that the name is sunk
en t guarantee. We are showing an
attractive line of these for Spring and
Summer wear, priced at from $5.00 to
$7.00. Other popular lines from lead
manufacturers, at $3, 3.50, 4.00, 4,50
Our Spring lines of G ,rdons are now
on display. Fifty styles to choose from
at the old price of $;t.0o.