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ThecAthena'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
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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON, FRIDAY. JUNE 21. 1918.
order your coal
get it out of
he needs the railroads
Tum-a-Lum Lumber Co.
A real satisfiedjfarmer's smile is one of the most pleasant
X sights we have about our place and now we are having
! ' many of them every day because of the arrival of the
ij New oTWcCormick Combines
; ! The third carload has arrived and your time is well in
1 1 vested to come and see them. You can see gold dollars
! rin this machine and besides the saving in your harvest
of this year, you probably save $500 to $700 on the price
of next year. Come and see, then decide. Get busy
Take out your binder twine, while the taking is good.
Watts & Rogers
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 Athena, by Athena labor, in one ot 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
Merchant Millers & Grain Buyers
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Our Market is
Clean and Cool
Insuring Wholesome Meats.
LOGSDEN it MYRICK
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
Percy Wilson writes under date of
"My dear Mother: This is Mother's
Day, and we are all requested to write
a letter to our mothers, by General
Pershing. It is raining here to beat
the band today. It rains about six
days out of every week.
"I heard from Sergeant Camfield
last week and he received a letter
from his wife saying that I was report
ed killed again. It sure surprised me,
to find out that I was dead. I must
be like a cat, and have nine lives.
Well, I have seven left yet so do not
worry any about me, for I am about as
safe here as any place. If there are
any more of those reports going the
rounds, do not believe them. This is
pay day for some of the boys, and I
am hoping that we get ours this after
noon for I want to have some pictures
taken and will send vou one. Tell Mr.
Boyd that I received the tobacco they
sent me and as I can not write to all
of them, he can thank them through
the Press for me, for I sure appreciate
it and it tastes better than other to
bacco, for it had that real old Athena
"May 27. Just a few lines to let
you know that I am fine and dandy.
I am in the hospital, but nothing ser
ious. My feet are on the bum and I
am having them fixed up. Moscoe
Froome came to the hospital here to
day, he has dysentery. This is a nice
place, this hospital Just think nice,
clean sheets to sleep between, and
pajamas to wear it seems like heav
en; for it is the first time I have been
in a real honest bed, for ages. And
there are some dandy Red Cross nurses
here and it sure is nice to get to talk
with them once in awhile. But I am
anxious to get back to my company,
for I will be here a week tomorrow.
"I am sending you the picture, also
a program of the banquet we had the
other night in honor of our arrival in
France. We sure had a swell time.
"I received an announcement from
Bert and" Edna saying that I had a
namesake. You can bet that I feel
pretty big now. Give my love and re
gards to all. Corp. Percy E. Wilson,
Co. E, 118 Engineers.
"Mother's Day, 1918. Somewhere
in France. Dear Mother: I am alive
and well. We are all writing to our
mothers today and they lay they are
going to rush these letters over, so I
guess you will get this before it has
time to get stale.
"We are now in a different place,
about seventy kilometers from where
we were before. We have no barracks
here but are billeted out among the
people in town. Three other boys and
I were quite lucky in drawing a room
upstairs with two windows. I suppose
you know that in days gone by when
they built these houses they were not
very strong on windows. So you can
see we have an up-to-date bungalow.
And that is only half of it we are
only across the street from the kitch
en, so we are some of the first there
when "soupy" blows. When we were
coming here we passed through a little
village where "Windy" (Sergeant
Winship) was billeted, and he said to
tell you and the bunch. Hello.
"We had some practice with our
big guns before we left the other place
and we made the best sco'e in the reg
iment; so the boche better sit up and
take notice before it is too late. We
are all keen to get ud to the front.
We will be some glad bunch when we
get the order to go to the front. But
there is no telling how long they are
going to keep us here.
"I am hanging on to my money as
we get a seven day leave some time
this year and I figure on taking on
some big feeds. We got paid today
and the boys in our room are going out
for a big feed. They are raring to go
and eat so I guess I will close. Your
loving son, Corp. Ed. F. Sebasky.
148 F. A, Bat. D.
MOONSHINE STILL RAIDED,
TWO CAROLINIANS IN NET
Sheriff T. D. Taylor and a posse
raided a moonshine still out in the
hills of Little Butter Creek, just over
the line in Morrow county, Saturday
evening with the result that two moon
shiners are in jail at Pendleton, and a
real South Carolina still is held in evi
dence, together witn a stock of corn
Three nfen, two of them Sam Holder
and Ben Jarrell, late arrivals from
South Carolina, and Bill Clark, of this
county, operated the still which had a
capacity of 25 gallons per day. The
still was located in an out of the way
place, difficult of access and was fully
equipped with copper kettle, vats,
etc., which are supp sed to have been
importer from South Carolina.
Jarrell made his escape by slipping
away in the brush in the darkness of
Saturday evening. The other two men
have been held in t2000 bail to appear
before the federal grand jury at Port
land. The prisoners were brought to
i'endleton isunday morning.. A truck
was sent for the still equipment which
was under guard ofjjfficers after the
arrests were made.
Opens New Pressery.
W. J. Carstens announces in an ad
vertisement in today's Press that he
will open a clothes cleaning and press
ing parlor in the Worthington building
on Main street The location is at the
o d stand formerly occupied by Emery
Worthington. and later, Mr. Chase.
Mr. Carsten will also continue to op
erate a (boe repair shore ,
MYSTERY IN OCEAN CURRENTS
No Sciential Mis Been Able to Explain
Satisfactorily the Many Vagarlea
of the Waters.
There are ns mnny vagaries In the
waters as In the winds. Why, for In
stance, should great ocean currents
send their warm waters ncross the
wide raciflc and Atlantic? Other and
equally mysterious currents exist In
well-nigh all parts of the world.
It is on record that the water has run
for weeks out of the Jnva sen, through
the Strait of Suda and thence back
again for the like period without any
perceptible rise and fall during those
Then there Is the Equatorial current
that flows Into the Cnrlbbean sea, the
ever-flowing current to the eastward
around Cape Horn, the cold stream
flowing from the Icy regions of the
north past Newfoundland and Nova
Scotia and along the American coast
to the extreme end of Florldn, the con
tinual current running with a velocity
of from four to five knots an hour
through the Strait of Gibrnlta into
the Mediterranean sea, the swift cur
rent running across the rocks and
Shoals off the end of Bllllton Island,
which apparently starts from nowhere
and ends nowhere In the vicinity of
the same place, and the current which,
starting half way up the China sea,
runs from two to three knots an hour
to the northeast and finally ends ab
ruply oft the north end of Luzon.
Then we have those tidal vagaries
known the world over as bores.
Those that run up the HugH and Ira-
wadl rivers, from side to side, till they
reach their limit, often tearing the
ships from their anchorage, originate
nobody knows where or why.
At Singapore It has been observed
for days at a time that there has been
but one rise and fall In the 24 hours.
RANK WITH EAST'S WONDERS
Famous Temples at Mandalay, In Up
per Burma, a Spectacle That Few
Tourists Care to Miss.
Of the many strange buildings and
temples In the far East, says a writer
In Wide World Magazine, there are
none more wonderful than the 450
Temples of the Law at Mandnlny, In
Upper Burma, known as the Ruthol
daw, or "Royal Merit." The group
consists of a large central pagodn sur
rounded by hundreds of smaller white
temples, or shrines. They were erect
ed by Alnshay-mln, who ascended the
throne on the death of his brother In
1867. The latter was cruelly murdered
by his two nephews, and It appears
that this very much affected the new
king. Not only did he devote hlB ener
gies to pence, but erected this strange
group of temples, each one of which
contains a slab on which Is engraved
a portion of the Buddhist bible. These
holy tablets are made of soft marble
or alabaster, each slab being about
the size of a large old-fashioned tomb
stone. On both sides are engraved
chapters from the Buddhist scriptures.
Over every slab is erected a canopy
surmounted by a gilded framework of
metal with small tinkling bells. The
temples are situated In a beautiful
wooded valley, and seen from the sur
rounding hills they present a fascina
Serving the Commonwealth.
There are many crosses and trials
In the life of one who Is endeavoring
to serve the commonwealth, but there
are also two permanent sources of com
fort. One Is the support and sympathy
of honest and reasonable people. The
other Is the conviction dwelling for
ever, like a well of living water, in the
hearts of all of us who have faith In
the country, that all we do In the fear
of God and the love of the land, will
somehow be overruled to the public
good; and that even our errors and
failures cannot greatly check the Irre
slstable onward march of this mighty
republic, the consummate evolution of
ages, called ... to a destiny grand
er ond brighter than we can conceive,
and moving always consciously or un
consciously, along lines of beneficent
achievement whose constant alrix and
ultimate ends are peace and righteous
ness. John Hay.
Closing Wild Gat Wells.
Engineering feats, comparable In the
Ingenuity required, If not In expedl
ture of effort with the closing of the
Salton sea, have been called for In re
cent years to close wild gas wells In
northwestern Louisiana. An Immense
amount of natural gas has been lost In
wells that have got beyond control In
the Caddo and Bed river fields, and
the loss consists not only In the pre
cious fuel wasted, but la the lowering of
pressure on the associated oil, which
Is rendered thereby more difficult to re
cover. Indeed, It Is asserted by some
that the ultimate yield of oil from a
pool Is considerably less If the gas Is
allowed to escape than If It Is closed
In until as much oil as possible Is tak
en out. Argonaut.
Horses In the Philippines.
The horses In the Philippine Island!
are ponies containing a mixture of the
blood of ponies and small horses from
northern China, French-Indo-Chlna
and Mexico, with a considerable ad
mixture of Arab blood. There are about
243,000 horses In the Islands. In Ma
nila alone about 100 dead horses are
collected every month, which arc cre
mated, hides and all, though there Is
great need of horsehldes for razor
strops and shoe leather. In the rest
of the islands probably 2,500 horse
hides are wasted every year because
oo one knows where to sell them profitably.
COUNTY WIDE SOLDIER ROLL IS WANTED
OCCUPATION BEFORE WAR MARRIED .
ENTERED SERVICb WHEM? WHERE?.
BRANCH OF SERVICE
(Include promotions and dates)
SIGNATURE of INFORMANT
Friends and relatives of boys in service are asked to fill out above and mail
to M . R. Chessman, Sec. Pendleton, ore., Phone 133.
If you have a friend or relative
fighting for the allied cause, be he
where he may, fill out the blank below
and send to M. R. Chessman, secretary
of the Patiotic Service League. It
matters not whether a man be with
the Americans, Canadians or other al
lied force, whether in the army or
navy, draft, volunteer or regular. It
is desired to secure a complete list of
all Umatilla county men in military
service. There are many teasons for
compiling this list. It is above every
thing else a move fcr justice to the
bovs in service. Do not fail to send
in your names at once. Do not wait
for some one else. It is immaterial
if the same names are duplicated many
times. They will be checked over.
Fill out the blank and mail it at
once. It is permissible to phone your
information if you wish to.
NEW BOOKS RECEIVED
OLD ONES RESTORED
The following list of books, which
formerly belonged to the Athena Lib
rary, now extinct, have been stored in
the Christian church and were found
and turned over to the Athena branch
of the Umatilla County Library, by
Rev. Errett, prior to his departure
from Athena. The books are now on
the local library shelves:
Abbott. Charles the First.
Besant. All Sorts and Conditions of
Bacon. Bacon's Essays.
De Stael. Ci,rinne.
Doyle. The White Company.
Dickens. Hard Times.
Dumas. Chevalier Du Maison Rouge.
Dumas. Countess De Charny.
Dumas.The Black Tulip.
Dumas. The Conspirators.
Haggard. Allan Quaterroain.
Hough. The Mississippi Bubble.
Hugo Hans of Iceland.
Lowell. The Bigelow Papers.
Ouida. Under Two Flags.
Poe. The Gold Bug.
Porter. Thaddeus of Warsaw.
Sewell. Black Beauty.
Scott. The Talisman.
Scott. The Antiquary.
Scott. The Black Dwarf.
Foote. Edith Bonham.
Gregory. The Short Cut.
Mills. The Story of Scotch.
Oemler. Slippy McGee.
Porter. Miss Billy's Decision.
Richmond. Red Pepper Burns.
Shute. Farming It.
Aldrich. Hilltop on the Marne.
Beith. All 1,1 It.
Clemens. Connecticut Yankee at King
Arthur s Court.
Bower. Star of the Desert.
Dejeans. Nobody's Child.
Dell. Great Heart.
Chas. Russell Improves.
Charles Russell has returned from
Portland, where he went for a minor
operation. The specialists who have
had charge of his case for several
months, are very much pleased at the
improvement noted in the patient's
Quarantine Is Raised.
The quarantine against gatherings
and meetings in Athena was raised by
the board of health Tuesday, after it
was found no new cases of scarlet fe
ver had appeared, and that the epi
demic had been effectually stamped
out. It appears that the disease de
veloped in Athena from an epidemic of
measles, which had been prevalent for
a period previous to the ending of the
Walla Walla Police Fired.
As the result of a liquor scandal in
the Walla Walla police department,
Mayor Powell has filed the resigna
tion of Chief Burman, Sergeant Peter
son, Sergeant Roberts and Patrolmen
Cram, Hussey and Aldrich, with the
announcement that the department
would be reorganized. Nine quarts of
perfectly good booze disappeared from
the department vault which contains
the seizure of illegal liquors.
Beauty In Common Things.
AVhy are there not more matt nnd
women who can put some of the com
mon things before us where their
worth nnd beauty can be known
through the emphasis which clear rep
resentation alone can give? It takes
n genius to bring beauty out of things
which seemingly hnvo none, but there
have been such geniuses, and there
would be more If those capable did not
from sheer laziness seek the easier
themes. To bo sure, flowers and trees
and light and many other things are
common, nnd these the poet nnd the
writer of compelling prose ure will
ing to take for texts, but there Is a
soul In a cobblestone waiting for some
one to find mid Interpret. Exchange.
PLANS ARE MADE
Potato Bread No Novelty.
Potato bread Is tio novelty. A letter
written by Voltaire In April, 1775, to
I'armentler, who Introduced the tuber
Into France, speuk's of the philoso
pher's success In making bread com
posed half of potatoes and half .of a
mixture of wheat and barley. Vol
taire described the product us "very
tasty," and related that his agricul
tural laborers at Fcrney had eaten It,
"with the greatest success," during a
lerlod of famine.
Mrs. Leeder I can't do without my
Mrs. New-rich Is that u new brand?
We've tried so iiinuv tin t are poor.--
With the same thoroughness that
characterized the last Liberty Loan
campaign, the government has entered
upon its campaign to pledge the total
amount of the W. S. S. program be
fore June 28. That the government
expects every person to do his full
part is indicated by the report cards
for solicitors, supplies of which have
just been received by County Chairman
R T. Bishop.
The report cards, addressed to the
secretary of the treasury, are prefaced
with this statement: "It is my duty
as a War Savings solicitor to report
that I was unable to secure a signed
pledge from the person whose nams
and address are given below." Then
follows blank spaces for the name and
address, occupation and nationality of
the persop, reason given for not sign
ing and solicitor's opinion.
There'is a stub to each card and this
stub is to be left by the solicitor at the
house where for any reason no pledge
was received. The stub serves notice
on the householder that by proclama
tion of the President every person is
expected to register on or before June
28 his or her intention of aiding the
the government financially and advises
that the pledge card be signed before
that 'date. The proclamation of the
President is contained on the stub.
The campaign in Umatilla county
has already opened in some of the dis
tricts and by the end of the week will
probably be under way all over tho
Rev. Walter S. Gleiser is chairman
of.the Athena district, and is tempor
arily absent from the city. He has
done considerable organization work
fcr the sale of War Savings Stamps,
and it is presumed that on his return,
an active canvass will be made to the
end that Athena's quota will be raised
by June 38. At last reports only a
little over ? per cent of Athena's
quota of W. S. S. sales had been recorded.
CHAS. H. ALLEN DEAD;
MASONIC SERVICE AT GRAVE
Charles H. Allen, a prominent farm
er and esteemed citizen of Umatilla
county, died at his home south of Ad
ams last Friday, June 14th, aged
years. Mr. Allen had been in declin
ing health for several months, and for
many weeks was confined to his home.
The deceased leaves a wife, three
married daughters and one son. For
many years he had made his home in
this county, where he had a large cir
cle of friends and acquaintances, who
esteemed him for his high qualities.
He was afliliuited with the Masonic
and Odd Fellows orders, and the Mas
onic burial services wuie held at the
grave. The funeral cortege left the
family residence at 8 o'clock Sunday,
the services at the gravo in Athenu
cemetery being held ut 2:!I0 o'clock.
Harvest Wage Satisfactory.
The Pendleton Tribune says that ac
cording to all reports the frl wage
lixod by the conference in Fendleton
a week ago for common labor during
harvest, meets with the approval of
both workers and farmers, generally.
The farmers recognize the fact that
the wage is commensurate with that
offered by other lines of employment
and the laboring mon appreciate the
fact that the farmer, in adding board
to the wage, is absorbing u large part
of the increased cost, of living.
Dr. Kcylor of Walla Wulla, was in
Athena Monday, answering a profes
sional call. Ho was accompanied by
Mrs. Key lor.
Take a Swim
Vacation time is here and everyone will want
a new bathing suit to take along on that
trip. Why not buy" it now, while our stock
is complete? We have bathing suits for all
the family, in many beautiful combinations of
colors, prices within reach of all. Ladies and
Misses, $1.98 to $5.90; Mens Boys 98c to $3.49.
Just received. Ladies' new Sassy Jane Gingham Dresses. Scim thing
new for both house and street wear. They come in stripes and plaids,
priced from $3.49 to $5.90.
Another express shipment of those beautiful new Georgette Silk Waists
just arrived. New colors and styles, pniced the J. C. Penney way, $5.50
to $0.90. New assortment of flags here this morning, price 10c to $3.50.
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