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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. MAY 3. 1918.
Liberty is What
We're Fighting For
Women arc asking for liberty for themselves.
Men want liperty for their homes.
We are striking for a world liberty fromtyranny.
The tireless cookstoVe is liberty from drudgery.
It makes cooking a joy I
Not only does it turn the work of cooking into a pleasureand thus
liberate women from household drudgery, but it liberates the pocket
book against a waste of time, a waste of energy and waste of money.
Cooking by a continuous fire ts a waste of fuel which is made nec
essary by the old method of cooking.
Ideal Fireless Cookstoves
The fireless cooking method is a saving of time, a saving of labor,
a saving of fuel, a saving of strength, a saving of energy, a saving of
health, and a saving of money.
The Davis-Kaser Co.
Home Furnishing Department Store
Complete Furnishers of Homes, Offices and Schools 10-20 Alder St.
Walla Walla Wash.
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To the lady, gent, boy or girl who will show us the
longest trout caught by him or her with hook or line
between now and Saturday night, May 4th next, we
will give a new, jointed bamboo fish pole.
Order your Combine now.
See our Grain Tanks.
A Hudson Six 40 car bargain price.
Just Over the Hill
Show Your Patriotism!
War Savings Stamp
and Help Win the War
For Sale at
The First National Bank of c4thena
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Is made in Atbena, by Athena labor, in one ot the very best
equipped mills in the Northwest, of the best selected Blueatem
wheat 'grown' anywhere. Patronize home industry". Your
grocer sella the famous American Beauty Flour
Merchant Millers & Grain Buyers
Athena, Oregon. Waitsburg, Wash.
LADS OVER THEBE"
As head of the committee sending
tooacco to our boys in France. Mrs.
A. A. Foes has received the following
intensely interesting letter from Roy
Zerba, the first the Press has had the
pleasure of printing from him:
In France, April 3, 1918.
To my Athena Friends, and the dear
Just received the package of tobacco
you ailjsent and 1 thank you a thou
sana times, would love to give you
all a little war news, but I presume
you are hearing more about the Eur
opean situition than I am. Have been
over some time now, however, the
time passes by quickly as we are busy
from morning until dark, and some
times late at night. Have finished my
schooling in the Aeroplane factory
some time ago, and it will not be long
until I 11 be jake on all types of ma
chine guns. Have given up the idea
of mastering French, as my tongue is
too long and I haven't the time to
study .it j but nevertheless, am getting
so that I can carry on a conversation
with a French Mile, while keeping my
hands in my pockets, and that is some
I go to the city about once a week,
and every uniform in the world is rep
resented in the streets and it sure is
interesting t) talk to the men who
have been through some of the hell.
That it is not war, but scientific mur
der, seems to be the concensus of
The only home we have over here is
the dear old Y. M. C. A, and the work
they are doing is simply wonderful and
should be given all the' support in the
States, as it means so much .to us over
We are having beautiful Boring wea
ther now but will be glad when sum
mer drifts arouhd, which commences
in July. Am seeing some of the scenes
that I studied about in history, only
would have loved to have seen this
ccuntry before the war. However,
this is a beautiful country, but we are
just too busy to study and get close to
These planes are dreadnaughts, com
pared with the ones we trained on in
the States. The French and English
have some speedy machines but, by
heck, here's three cheers for the Lib
erty Motor I Am motorman or chief
mechanic on one of these battle planes,
and my duty is to keep motor "old
faithful Betsy," I call her tuned up
at all times. The only thing that
worries us mechanics is, will we ever
get a chance to fetch down a German
ace' However, we are looking for
ward for our chance. The air forces
are sure doing wonderful work, and
the boys in the trenches are not
asleep, by heck I You have already, no
doubt, read of the greatest battle of
the war. Believe me.our boys in the
trenches are all heroes. Was talking
to a French General yesterday and he
said that it was almost impossible to
keep the Western boys from going
over the top. He said they would
shoot until they got tired, then those
Western dare-devils would kneel down
and play poker awhile. The" laugh
and joke most all the time, but when
tbey go over the top, they always sing
this hymn: "Abide With Me." War
is exactly what Sherman called it, but
nevertheless, this ia a great life, if
you don t weaken.
When this bloody war is over and us
guys from a score of lands return again
to the quiet of our homes and the peace
of our firesides, we will all carry from
days of carnage and destruction two
grateful remembrances, symbolized by
graphic characters. One is the Red
Cross, seen on scores of battle fields
where men lie wounded, dying and
dead, telling a story of unselfish ser
vice that even Mars could not over
come. The other is the Red Triangle,
the symbol of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association, reaching wherever
soldier boys are in need of help; with
huts and buildings at the very battle
front, with a ministry of service to
tens of thousands of men.
We are treated good, over here, and
everybody is happy and there is but
one thought in all of our minds, and
that is, to conquer old Bill if it takes
forever. By the way if I ever get
a chance at him, will bring back to
some of my friends some good coyote
bait and old Bill is in good shape.
Best regards to all my friends.
Very respectfully yours,
Roy Lee 2ierba,
19th Aero Squadron, via New York.
A. E. F.
our ship is looking better all the time.
I wish you could see it. There are just
lots of things I would love to tell you,
but it would never do to tell you in a
letter; when I come back from over
there I will tell you about the time
I had at sea. When a person gets away
out at sea, far from nowhere, it sure
makes him think of the little house on
the hill at home. Will Shirk. "
AS TO BONDS CORRECTED
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Our Market is
Glean and Cool
Insuring Wholesome Meats.
LOGSDEN & MYRICK
Main Street, Athena, Oregon'
Floyd "Hot on Kaiser's Trail."
Floyd Corporan, also received his
smokes, and writing to the Presa under
date of April 4th, says:
1 just received a package of tobacco
from the tobacco committee at Athena,
Please thank them for me through the
frees, for u was very much appre
ciated. I'm well, and hot on the trail
of the Kaiser. When the war is over
I'm going back to the best place in
the U. S. Athena. Tell all my friends
"hello," and I'd like to hear from all
of them. Private F. Corporan,
CoK, 181st U. S. Inf. A. E. F.
France, via New York.
Navy Boy Write.
The first letter from our Navy boys
appears this week, undei date of April
26. "U. S. S. Shawmut.
"Dearest Mother: I received your
letter and the package all right. Am
sure glad to get the glovea and socks,
as the socks are just what I wanted
and I do sure enjoy looking at the pic
ture, for it makes me think more of
home than ever. The fellows are in
terested in them too. I tell them there
are real girls, in God 'a country. Well
Some misapprehenion regarding the
word "convertibility," used in connec
tion with Liberty Loan Bonds, seems
to have arisen in the minds of the
public, according to letters received at
state Liberty Loan headquarters, some
persons confusing the term with nego
liability. Edward Cookingham, state
executive chairman, gave out the fol
lowing statement Saturday regarding
tne meaning of the words:
"I would like to make it plain to all
purchasers of bonds that the Third Lib
erty Loan Bonds are both negotiable
and transferable and in that respect
do not differ at all from the First and
Second issues of Liberty Bonds.
"The word 'convertibility' has no
reference whatever to the negotiability
of the bonds. This particular issue is
not 'convertible' into any other bonds
whichmay be issued later in the war,
but that does not mean that the bonds
are not negotiable or transferable or
deliverable in the freest possible man
ner at any time and any person who
may purchase the bonds or to whom
the holder may desire to transfer
Official pamphlets containing detail
ed information regarding Third Liber
ty Loan Bonds may be had from State
Liberty Loan Headquarters, 22'-! North
western Rank Building, Portland, for
Tea Postponed to May 11.
On account of opening day of Ware's
soda fountain, proceeds of which
are to go to the Belgian Relief fund,
the Junior Red Cross tea which was
to have been given at the home of Mrs.
Henry Koepke May 4th, has been post
poned one week, to Saturday, May 11.
A program of recitations and music
has been arranged for the afternoon.
All are cordially invited to attend and
help further the work of the Junior
Red Cross. Those having cars please
see that they are well filled before
Japanese Arts and Letters.
The Yamato association has been
formed by distinguished Japanese cit
izens for the purpose of making Nip
pon's achievements in arts and letters
better known to the western world. Its
promoters believe that Jnpnnese civil
lzatlon Is not correctly understood by
the vast majority of Occidental peopl
Her naval, military and scientific ad
vancement Is recognized, but the West
has yet to comprehend the significance
of her achievements In the humanities.
The Japan Magazine, commenting
upon the new organization, savs
"Many foreigners are disposed to look
upon Jnpan as merely a military na
tlon, whereas her most Important side
Is the genius of her unique civilization
and character. If people could get a
glimpse of the soul of Japan they
would have quite a different opinion of
her. This can best be had from Tan.
anese art and literature, which In many
ways are equal to those of the West.
Even those Occidentals who try to ap
preciate Japanese art prefer the least
representative art of the nation. And
as for Japanese literature, it Is prac
tically unknown among western peo
ple." The association will publish works
on Jnpnnese history, literature and art
and make translations Into European
languages of the best works of Japan
ese writers, ancient and modern; In
addition Its endeavor will be to pro
mote the Improvement of the national
music and drama.
Glass Industry in America.
Glass was Brat manufactured In
America by the people of Jamestown,
Va., during the year 1015. Comment
ing on this fact, John Smith lamented
that "the labor of the colony has been
misdirected in the manufacture of
ashes, soap, glass and tar, lu which
they could by no means compete with
Sweden or Russia." The inhabitants
of Jumestown did not agree with this
view, however, and soon afterward
commenced the erection of u glass
works, the completion of which wus In
terrupted by the Indian niassucre of
1022. The first glass factory in North
America to attempt the Industry on an
ambitious scale was built In 1780, ut
Temple, N. H., by Robert Hewes of
Boston. The workmen, 32 In number,
were German deserters from the Brit
ish army. The carelessness of a work
man caused the destruction of the
plant by fire in 1781. In 1803 a glass
factory was established In Boston, and
since that time the Industry has flourished.
Acta of Heroism Recognized.
Twenty-four acts of heroism were
recognized by the Carnegie hero fund
commission In its fourteenth annual
meeting. In seven cases silver medals
were awarded, In 17 cases, bronzo
medals. Ten of the heroes lost their
lives, and to the dependents of nine
of these pensions aggregating $4,500
a year were granted. In addition to
these money grants, In two cases, $2,
100 was appropriated for educational
purposes, payment! to be made ai
needed and approved, and In 11 cases
awards aggregating ffl.OOO were made
for other worthy purposes. Pay
ment! In these cases will not be made
until tbe awards have been approved
by tbe commission. ,
RABBI SAYS THAT
RUSSIA WILL STICK
Rabbi Joseph Goldman, prominent
Hebrew lecturer, appeared before a
large audience in the High school aud
itorium Monday evening and delivered
a patriotic address.
The Rabbi recently returned from
Russia where he was at the time of
the Bolsheviki uprisings and his topic,
"Russia and the War," served to give
him scope for imparting to his hearers
inside views of the happenings that
have transpired in the Slav nation.
His talk was patriotic to the core,
and strong applause greeted his asser
tion that Russia will come back at the
Hun "Russia has never stopped
fighting," he said, meaning the pat
riotic type of Russian, "and has never
made peace with Germany. Russia is
only beginning the war, and I give
you my word that the Russian na
il jjttMK 8bV
He thinks prevention ts far more sure
of results than any cure that may be
prescribed. He recommends clipping
the hair off the horses' legs to prevent
the depositing of eggs by the bot-fly,
and he also recommends the use of re
pliant sprays. County Agent M. S.
Shrock accompanied the state veterin
arian on his tour of inspection of Um
atilla county horses where truuble has
been reported, and received from him
full instructions regarding the disease.
ixabbi Joseph Goldman
HOME SECTION SERVICE
COMMITTEE IS APPOINTED
At the regular meeting of the Red
Cross auxiliary Wednesday afternoon,
a new committee on Home Section
Service was appointed by Chairman,
Mr. Sharp. The committee is to look
after interests of soldiers and sailors'
relatives in every manner, and consists
of: Chairman, Mrs. Anna Foss; sec
retary, Mrs. Minnie DePeatt; Mrs.
Hugh Mclntyre, Mrs. Minnie Willaby
and Miss Mattie Coppock.
A detailed report for the past month
will appear next week, giving figures
of various benefits etc.. also the work
turned in to headquarters at Pendleton.
The banquet given for the Knights of
Khorassan, in the M. E. church dining
room Tuesday evening, was pronounced
a very satisfactory success, manv
willing hands making the work easy
Manv complimentB were received from
the Knights, in praise of the temntinir
and bountiful viands. It is hoped to
realize about 100 from this banquet,
for the Red Cross fund.
A number of handsome Red Cross
posters were received from National
Headquarters at Washington, D. 0.,
;er.t by Mrs. James Sturgis, which will
be used for publicity in all benefits,
and will decorate the Red Cross rooms.
WHEN THE DDIS
tion will never stand for German mil
itarism as long as one man is left.
Four million women, from 20 to 80
years of age forming the Battalion of
Death, will die to save Russia. Rus
sia is composed of 22 nations and the
Bolsheviki is composed of the lowest
element, and its leaders, Lenine and
Trotsky are German agitators. When
the time is ripe, Kerensky and his fol
lowers will prove to be the saviors of
the nation. When they strike. Ger
many will meet her Waterloo in Rus
The Rabbi has a son who is serving
in tne American Army. The son was
in the Russian trenches, but the father
purchased his release and brought him
Sunday afternoon at II o'clock at the
Christian church. Rabbi Goldman will
lecture on "Siberia." At the same
place in the evening, beginning at 8
o'clock, he will take the subject:
"Palestine, Past and Present; the
Homecoming of Israel."
State CojjLne of Defense. 1
Every v.. worker in this county has
been requestor! to attend Oregon's first
War Conference to be held in Portland,
May IS and ID, under the auspices of
the State Council of Defense. The
meeting has-been called at the request
of federal officials and is of extreme
importance from several angles. First
the war workers will have an oppor
tunity of hearing men speak who have
a national or international view of the
war; second, the workers will have an
opportunity of discussing local prob
lems and co-ordinating their views
with the views of others in attendance,
which will prove of mutual benefit to
a'l who attend, and third, the gath
ering will pave the way for a great
state-wide speaking campaign which
is to follow shortly after the conference.
Headed by the Weston band, the
Dokies Al Kindi Temple, Knights of
Khorassan, of Walla Walla, came to
town Tuesday evening and snatched
a perspiring band of neophytes from
the burning sands of the desert. The
hijinks did not end until early Wednes
Before the Doin's at K of P. -I. O
O. F, Hall, Pythian Lodge and the
Dokies seated themselves at a gor
geous banquet in tho M. E. church
dining room, which was spread by the
estimable ladies of the Red Cross, and
where the Direful Dokies gorged the
tiger to full repletion. A nrominent.
member of the order presided as toast
master, and many speeches were made
by gentlemen from abroad, only one
little incident occurring to mar the
pleasure of the evening, when one
Doky, refusing to sit down when or
dered, was shot, much to the apparent
regret of the executioner.
A class of 18 were initiated into the
mysteries of the Temple, and while a
few of the number have not been seen
since it is not to be presumed that they
are entirely lost to family and friends;
inasmuch as it has long been an estab
lished fact that once the Dokies have
worked on a victim, they always leave
a spark of life when through with him.
Visitors included distinguished ban
dits from Walla Walla, Prescott, Day
ton and Waitsburg, Wash., and Uma
tilla county towns. The tyro victims
too, were some class, including the
Mayor of Walla Walla, and a banker,
as well as a number of Athena offerings.
Coming Red Cross Drive.
America's drive for another hundred
million dollars for the Red Cross will
soon be underwav. In order that this
tremendous work of humanity mav be
carried on. the Fresident has designat
ed the week of May 20th, 10)8, as Red
Cross week, during which the public
will be appealed to for another hundred
million dollar contribution. Every
means will be taken during that week
to inspire and stimulate the public to
give and give generously to this great
need. It is as much a matter of pat
riotism as the support of Our army and
navy, and the local auixliaries in every
community will seek to canvass each
Adams Won Game.
The sum of 112.50 was netted to
each of the soldiers' tobacco funds of
the towns of Athena and Adams, from
the proceeds of the ball game Sunday,
III which Adams was victorious over
Athena by the score of II to 7. The
game was fairly well played, consider
ing that it was the first of the season.
the fore part of it swimming along in
Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian.
was in the county last week investig
ating cases of "walking disease" in
horses. Dr. Lytle has experimented
with this trouble for several years,
and is convinced that it is caused by
unusuallly heavy infestation of bota.
Ferndale Red Cross Sale.
On Friday evening, May 10, at Fern
dale Hall, the Valley Auxiliary of the
Umatilla Red Cross will give a public
sale, for the purpose of raising funds.
Sheriff Taylor has been invited to do
the auctioneering. A general invit
ation has been extended candidates of
all parties to be present. A consid
erable list is comprised in the sale,
including live stock, household furni
ture, wearing apparel, fruit, vegeta
bles, etc. Tho Valloy Auxiliary ia a
flourishing one, embracing the entire
Ferndale district of five Units, and
practically every woman in the valley
is jewing for the Red Cross.
I Bays' Reserve Corps
I Supt. J. O. Russell of the Athena
schools has charge of tho registration
of the Boys' Working Reserve Corps
for Athena and vicinity. Beeinnine
Monday, May B, every b' y between
the ages of Ifl and 21 years is required
to register. Mr. Russell may be found
at his office in the High school build
ing. Thu purpose of the registration
is to give the Government information
as to the number of boys and young
men below the army draft age who
can be registered for the different
branches of labor. It is imperative
that the registrations for Athena be
finished next week, as Mr. Russell will
be required to give his attention to
the closing work of the school year.
The Knitting Club silver tea, held
in the Red Cross room last Friday,
attracted a large number, and was lib
erally patronized. The tea netted
120.115 for tho yarn fund. One new
member, Mrs. David Taylo-, was re
ceived into tho Club. This afternoon
the clui is meeting at the home of
Mrs. Roy Hurke, and next Friday will
meet with the chairman, Mrs. J. A.
Kirk, on South Main street.
Ford Cars Tangle Up.
Ford cars have figured in mishaps in
this community during the past week.
Sunday night Lawrence Sharp and Tol
Ferguson were thrown under the Sharp
Roadster, when the machine turned
turtle in the road west of Athena with
the result that Furguson sustained a
couple of broken ribs. Wednesday
night Louis Bergevin and Frank Pani
brun were dumped into the road and
bruised slightly hen Burgevin's Ford
GET THE NOTION
That our Notion department will save you more mon
ey the coming year than the bank. Every day articles
needed in the home, can be bought for less at the J. C.
Penney Co, store, due to the fact that our 197 stores
buT direct from the manufacturer, paying spot cash,
you getting the benefit of all expense savings.
Coats crochet cotton 12c; J and P
Coats thread Icj Corticelli 100 yds
silk Be;Darnlng cotton lc; Silk lus
ter cotton'Sc; Palmolive soap 10c;
Toilet soap 10c to 25c; Cdgates tal
cum 1 2c; Hinds honey and almond
cream soup 45c; Colgates tooth
paste 8c to 2:)c; Shinola 8c; Two in
one shoe polish 8c; LePage glue
10c; Sewing needles 8c; Lead pen
cils Ic and 2 for 5; Large scratch
tablet 5c; Ink tablet 5c and 10c;
Irish linen tablet 15C; Silk Sou
tache iiraid 10c; Shell hair pins 5c
to 10c; Wire hair pins 5c to 7c;
Thimbles 6c to 8c; Crochet hooks 7e;
Tape measure 4c; ScisBors 8c to
98c; Corset laces lc; Crepe paper
10c; School crayolas 4c; Erasers lc
to 4c; Carpet tacks 3c; Picture
hangers 5c; Clothes brushes 26c to
49c; Buttons per card 6c to 10c;
Tooth brushes 15c to Sllc; Stocking
darners 8c; Combs 10c to 49c; Hair
nets 5c and 8:; Hooks and eyes,
rust proof 4c; Pins 2c, 5c and 8c;
Snap fasteners 10c; Rick-rack braid
Buy Thrift Stamps, we have them for sale.