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homes of readers who reside in the
heart of the Great Umatilla Wheat
Belt, and'they have money to spend
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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. APRIL 6. 1917.
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UNITED STATES ENTERS WORLD
HOUSE FAVORS RESOLUTION 373-50
With the House of R epresentatives
voting at three o'clock thisjmornipg
in favor of the resolution by the de
cisive majority of 378to 50,'the Unit
ed States enters the World war. The
Senate had previously passed the
Resolution by a vote of 83 to 6, ' the
dissenting Senators being Gronna, La
Follette, Norris, Lane, Stoneand Var
daman. The war Resolution was strenuously
debated in the House and the mem
bers were weary when the long session
ended this morning. The Resolution
is as follows:
tn"Whereas, the Imperial German
government Jhas committed repeated
actsof waragainet the government
and peop le of the United states" of
America, therefore be it
"Resolved, by the senate and house
of representatives of? the United
States of America, in congress assem
bled, that the state of war between
the United States ami' tin' imperial
I German government which has , thus
been thrust upon the United States is
hereby formally declared; that the
President be, and herebyis authorized
and directed to employ the entire nav
al and military forces of the United
States and reserve army to carry on
war agaifist the imperial German gov
ermeht; and to bring the conflict to a
successful termination all resources of
the country are hereby pledged'by the
Congress of the' United States."
EXTRACTS PROM THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH
"The present German submmarir.e warfare against commerce is a
warfare against mankind. It Is a war against all nations. American
ships have been Bunk, American lives taken, in ways in which it has
stirred us very deeply to learn of, but the ships and people of other neu
tral and friendly nations have been sunk and overwhelmed in the waters
in the same way. There has been no discrimination. The challenge is to
"Each nation must decide for itself how it will meet it. The choice
we make for ourselves must be male with a moderation of council and a
temperateness of judgment befitting our character and our motives as a
Nation. We must put excited feeling away. Our motive will not be re
venge or the victorious assertion of the physical might of the Nation, bu t
only the Vindication of right, of human right, of which we are only a sin
"We have no quarrel with the German people. We have no feeling
toward them but one of sympathy and friendship. It was not upon their
impulse that their government acted in entering this war. It was not
with their previous knowledge or approval."
"It was a war determined upon as wars'used to be determined upon in
the old, unhappy days when people were nowhere consulted by their rul
ers and wars were provoked and waged in the in'erest of dynasties or little
groups of ambitious men who were accustomed to use their fellowmen as
pawns and tools."
"Self governed nations do not fill their neighbor states with spie3, or
set the course of intrigue to bring about some critical posture of affairs
which shall give them an opportunity to strike and make conquest. Such
designs can be successfully worked only under cover and where no one has
the right to ask questions"
"We are at the.beginning of an age in 'which it will be insisted that
the same standards of conduct and of responsibility for wrong done shall
be observed among natiens and their governments that are observed among
the individual citizens of civilized states.'-
"We have no selfish ends to. serve. We desire no conquest, no domin
ion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for
the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of
the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been
as secure as the faith and the freedom of the nations can make them."
"Just because we fight without rancor and without selfish objects,
seeking nothing for ourselves but what we shall wish to share as free peo
ple, we shall, I feel confident, conduct our operations as belligerents with
out passion and ourselves observe with proud punctilio the principles of
the right and of fair play we profess to be fighting for."
Local Tryout April 13th.
Much interest is being shown in the
Athena school in the local declamatory
and oratorical tryout for the County
Contest of April 20. The tryout will
be held in the Bchool auditorium on
Friday evening, April 13th. The
Athena school in every contest in the
past has won a medal, and the winners
in the coming contest will make a
strong effort to keep up the reputation
of the school. The program of the lo
cal tryout is as follows :
1. Instrumental solo, Velva Mansfield
2. Declamations, Division D;
Max Newsom, Olive Shick, Elmo
Russell, Velton Read.
3. Vocal solo.
4. Declamations, Division C:
Velma McAlexander, Audra Win
ship, Ethel Woodruff, lone Carden,
Mildred Winship, Elizabeth Math
ers, Betheen Read.
6. Instrumental solo.
6. Declamation, Division B:
7. Oration, Division A:
8. Vocal solo, - Jeannette Miller
Decision of Judges.
NEXT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Rubbish to Be Hauled Free
of Charge to Property Own
ers on Those Days.
ayor Watts has set aside Thursday
anil Friday of next week as clean-up
day in Athena,, AH rubbish and de
bris which is placeaTii piles by res
idents of the'city on these two days
will be hauled away free of charge to
Everyone is requested to clean up
premises and alleys, vacant lots, etc.
Other towns are observing the annual
clean-up system and it is noted that
Athena in spots, should do likewise.
It is understood that the owners of
lots on which remain wreckage from
burned buildings must give immediate
attention to removal of same, or the
city will have it dona, charging the
costs against the property. With
clean yards, alleys and streets, these
charred wrecks do not look wall to the
ATHENA HIGH S8H00L PLAY
AT AUDITORIUM TO-NIGHT
The comedy, "Mr. Bob," will be
given by the High school tonight at
8:15 in the auditorium. This is the
closing play of the season and a larg3
audience is expected. Besides the
play, many interesting specialties
have been arranged by trie grades
which will be a pleasant feature.
The comedy in two acts is written by
Rachel E. Baker. It is a portrayal of
life in a fairly well-to-do community
where yachting and a fascination for
the "Cat" family are pastimes for
some of the leading characters.
Philip Royson, interested in yacht
ing Henry Koepke.
Robert Brown, clerk of Benson &
Benson Verne Dudley.
Jenkins, Miss Rebecca's butler
Rebecca Luke, a well-to-do maiden
lady Evalyn Hurd.
Katherine Rogers, Miss Luke's
niece Zola Keen.
Marion Bryant, Katherine's friend
Patty, Miss Luke's maid, of dram
atic taste Kathren Froome.
Breakfast room at Tresham; time,
Same as Act I; time, afternoon of
the same day.
1. Dance of the Dunces Eight pu
pils from the third and fourth grades. I
8, The Clown Drill Eight pupils I
from the fifth and sixth grades.
8. Pantomime, "Coming Thru the ',
Rye," Seven girls Beventh and eighth
1. Vocal solo "The Jungle Moon,"
in costume Master Elmo Russell.
l. Vocal solo "In the Land of Years
Ago," Miss Lucille Taylor.
Pianist, Miss Velva Mansfield.
Curtain at 8:15 p. m.
Ralph Parletto, America's foremost
platform humorist-philosopher, has
been secured to appear here on April
17, at the Christian church, where ha
will give the last in the series of ly
ceum attractions. For twenty years ho
has been growing in demand until to
day we are fortunate to have him for
he cannot fill half the engagements
offered him. This is your only chance
to hear him this season.
Preparations are now being com
pleted for the last public exercises of
the High school, the Baccalaureate
service and Commencement exercises.
Rev. W. S. Gleiser of the Methodist
Episcopal church will deliver the Bac
calaureate sermon. The service will
be given Sunday evening, May 18th,
at 8 o'clock in the High school auditor
rium. The program for the Com
mencement exercises is complete with
the exception of the choice of speaker.
An effort was made to secure Dr. Pen
rose of Whitman, to give the address,
but he was unable to comply with the
request. The program will appear
Every effort is being exerted by the
High school students to make the last
meeting of the Literary Society, to be
held on Thursday, April 13 instead of
Friday, the I3th, as previously an
nounced, the best and most entertain
ing of the year. Special features of
the meeting will be the reading of the
society paper, "The Spectator," con
taining a Senior Class history and
"will" and the closing address by
Supt. Russell. The program:
Song, - - by the Society.
Stunt, - - Henry Koepke.
Reading, - - Evelyn Hurd.
Faculty quartet, Prof. Russell, H. A.
Post, W. D. Allingham, Miss Brierloy.
Society Paper, - Annabel McLeod.
Frenchman's Interpretation of Mac
Beth, . - - Mr. H. A. Post.
Farewell Speech, Edna McAlexander,
(President of Senior Class. )
Piano solo, - - Belle Pambrun.
Debate, Sylvester Crabill and Carrie
Piano, solo, - Velva Mansfield.
'Hosing address, - Supt. Russell.
Report of Critic, i Areta Littlejohx
Last Friday afternoon the Athena
High school base ball team opened the
season by defeating a picked town
team on the local diamond b,v a score
of 15 to 'I. Booher, the school s pitch
er, was the star of the game, striking
out 18 men aid allowing only three
hits The fielding of the high school
nine was erratic, throe runs being
made by the town team on three hits.
Much improvement has been made in
the defensive work of the team during
the past week however, and clean
fielding is expected from now on.
The High school team will play either
Helix or Weston on the home diamond
The lecture given last Monday eve
ning by W. D. Allingham, Manual
Training instructor, on "Inside Paint
ing and Vanishing, " was greatly ap
preciated by the audience. Demon
strations were given in polishing and
varnishing wood surfaces, how to re
move varnish, etc. The increased au
dience showed much interest in the
course of lectures, and many are anx
ious to obtain the information offered.
Advantage should be taken of the last
lecture next Monday evening, when
Mr. Allingham will finish the course.
At the election of the May Q ieen
last Friday, Helen Rus3oll was chosen
to represent the school in the May
Day Festival. Annabel MeLeod re
ceiving the next highest number of
votes, was chosen Maid of Henor.
Seme time in the near future flower
girls will also be cho3en, who will take
an active part in the May Day fes
tivities. In accordance with Patriotic Week,
an assembly w held Friday merning
in the auditorium, for the entire
school at which tlari) the stule.its
pledge! allegiance to the Flag and
listened to shert patriotic speeches by
Sapt. Russell and Prof. Alling'iim.
Visitors to the sehjal daring the
week were: Mrs. O. Stephens, M,-3.
M. Hansell, Mrs. Jacksei, Cmty
Sipt. I. E. Yonganl Si?i. Parks of
the Penlletm sehiols.
Oi ae:oant of sic'.nejs, the pupils of
M133 Bhar.ia in 'l roem this week ha 1 te
pesptone several drills a.iJ program
which had bees plameJ.
TWO DAYS SESSION PROGRAM
Delegates From the Walla
Walla District and Others to
Be in Attendance.
Following is the program of the
Sunday School Institute which will be
heid at the Methodist church next
Wednesday and Thursday, April 11
and 18. The townspeople of Athena
and also the people of the surrounding
territory are cordially invited to at
tend. A large delegation of out of
town people is expected.
Wednesday, April 11th.
2 :00. Devotions led by Rev. J F. Cook
3:15. Importance of Observing Spe
cial Days In the Sunday school -
- Rev. T. A. Graham
3:00. The Sunday School as an Evan
gelistic Agency - -
Rev. J. M. Weaver of Seattle
3:45. The Book We Teach and Its
Place in the Sunday School
- - - Rev. Downs
7:30. Devotions led by Rev. Clark.
7:15. Address of Welcome by W. C.
Emmel, Supt Athena S. School.
8:00. Response Rev. R. E. Gornall.
8:16. Address, - Dr. Bowen.
9:00. Devotions led by Rev. Carrick.
9:15. Sunday School Organization and
Administration - Dr. Warner.
10:00. The Organized Adult Class,
- Rev. J. M. Weaver.
10:15. The Sunday School a Social
Institution, - Rev. Gornall.
11:30. The Primary Essentials in
Building up an Efficient Sunday
School - Rev. D. L. Clark.
1 :00. Devotions led by Rev. Bryan.
1:15. Material and Method in Teach
ing Religion - Dr. Warner.
8:00. Necessity of Teacher Training
Rev. A. A. Callender.
3:15, Simple Uses of the Blackboard
3:30. Music in the Sunday School,
Rev. P. C. Money.
4:00. Missionary Instruction in the
Sunday School Rev. J. O. Johnson.
7:30. Devotions led by Rev. Money.
8:00. Passion Play shown by Rev.
Gleiser, Pastor Athena Church.
To Appear in Recital.
At eight o'clock next Tuesday even
ing in the High school auditorium,
Mrs. Nellie Whiting McDonald will
present two pupils, Kathren Froome
and Thelma Saling, in piano recital.
Both girls have displayed marked tal
ent and the program will bo of much
interest. Miss EJna Saling, violinist,
will assist. The program:
Gavotte - Bach Saint Saens
Sonata in C Major - - Mozart
Second piano - - Greig
Mrs. McDenald at second piano.
Titania - - - Holliday
Legends ... Torjussen
Hungarian Rhapsody - Koelling
Erotic Danse Caprice
Wedding Day at Troldhangen - Greig
Rondino - - . Kreisler
Mignonette ... Friml
Miss Elna Saling.
To the Spring - - Greig
Albumleaf - - - "
Scandinavian dance - Petersen
La Regatta Venetians - Liszt
To the Rising Sun - Torjussen
Drifting - - - Friml
To a Water Lily - MacDowell
Military Polinaiso - - Chopin
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