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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. MARCH 1. 1919.
DUE DATE ON TAX
"A person who waits for an Income
Tax man to pull his door bell or his
coat tails, may find himself a delin
quent subject to severe penalties," is
the warning sounded today by the In
ternal RevenuejjBureau officials. "The
duty of getting the payments and the
returns in by March 15th lies solely
with each individual and corporation
liable under the law." The bureau
has sent every man it can spare direct
ly to the people to aid in an advisory
capacity, said Commissioner Roper.
"But our men have no time to canvass
people at work or in their homes."
Every person liable to a tax or a re
turn must take the initiative in per
forming the duties required by the
Revenue Law. If he needs inform
ation, blank forms, or advice, he
should seek an Income Tax officer.
The big thing now in Income Tax is to
getjthe first payment in between now
and, March 15th. That is the due date
under the new law.
Frankly speaking, the Government
needs the money to meet its obliga
tions falling due on that date. The
returns of 1918 income are due at the
same time. Either a complete return
showing the true tax. or a tentative
return of the estimated tax, must ac
company each and every payment made
between now and tomorrow. The ten
tative return of estimated tax is a re
lief measure adopted by the bureau
for taxpayers who cannot complete
their full returns on time. A taxpay
er who needs additional time for mak
ing a return cannot be relieved of the
payment of the tax due or the estimat
ed tax due. But, on making the re
quired payment, before tomorrow, the
taxpayer can secure further time up to
forty-five days in which to file the
conrplete return. The bureau in this
way meets the convenience of tax
payers who are pressed for time, but
it cannot relieve them of the require
ment that taxes their due on March
1 5th must be paid between now and
the due date.
It is urged that every taxpayer who
can, do so, make payments in full when
filing his return. This method will
greatly aid the Revenue offices and re
lieve the taxpayer of the necessity of
guarding against oversight on future
installments dates. In each case where
payment in full is not made, the first
payment must lie at least one-fourth
of the estimated tax due. No matter
which of1 these methods is used in pay
ing tax due Manh 15th, the payment
must actually be in the Collector's
office by the due date, accompanied by
Red Cross Work.
The Athena Red Gioss this week
turned in the following garments to
headquarters at Pendleton, finishing
up all work at present in hand There
will be no work for next Wednesday,
and it is announced from headquarters
that all wo'rfc hereafter will be ref
ugee garmipts: From the Knitting
Club, 1 sweaters and ) pair of sox; a
Red Cross sweaters, 20 chemises, 2
bedshirts. The roll of honor in the
work room included the following
ladies: Mrs. J. A. Kirk, Mrs. W. B.
Taylor, Mrs. E. A. Dudley, Mrs. Sam
uel Hawoith, Mrs. D. H. Sanders, Mrs.
W. K. Wall, Mrs. F. S. LeGrow.
The French Orphans.
Miss Bienda Francklyn, official
speaker in the interests of the Father
less Children of France, appeared in
the High school auditorium Sunday
afternoon, andaddresed an interested
audience on the conditions which she is
so materially alleviating Miss Franck
lyn is a very pleasing and convincing
speaker, and good results were ap
parent, in the interest of her listeners.
The lecturer was accompanied up from
Pendleton by Miss Nason, and enter
tained while in the city at, tbe home of
Mr. and Mrs. LeGrow. She is an ar
tist of note, and the daughter of a
British General, now stationed in In
dia. The Sutton Concert.
Weston people who attended the
Sutton concert given there Tuesday
evening, speak very highly of the per
formers, giving especial praise to the
sweetunaffected 6inging of Mrs. Sut
ton, tbe strength and timbre of Mr.
Sutton's splendii baritone, and the
brilliant performance on the piano of
Miss Burton. These local artists are
to appear in the Christian church audi
torium tonight, and Athena will no
doubt show a like appreciation by
giving them a full house.
Tonkin Gets 'Em.
George Tonkin, Umatilla county
game warden, recently cut the rural
telephone wires near Bend, to prevent
game violators receiving notice of his
coming, and i nested three with hides
and venison in their possession. Two
paid fines aggregating flOO, and a
third will have hi hearing later. One
beaver pelt was found.
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Negotiations have been closed for
the establishment of a shingle mill In
"South Umatilla county plana to erect
a $35,000 school building for high
school purposes only.
It has definitely been decided by the
Graves Canning company to erect a
$16,000 cannery at Woodburn.
An epidemic of smallpox has hit the
state school for the deaf, and 70 chil
dren are now under quarantine.
The state securities commission has
approved a bond Issue of (17,000 for
the Hood River irrigation district.
Plans for the formation of a Linn
county chamber of commerce were
launched at a meeting of the Albany
The Coqullle corn show had a larger
line of exhibits this year than had
been shown before,, a total of 3000
ears having been offered for exhibi
tion. Recent rains so saturated the
ground that a portion of the paved
highway about a mile south of Rose
burg has been undermined and made
unsafe for travel.
Charles D. Latourette, a prominent
Oregon City attorney, recently present
ed to Oregon City ten drinking foun
tains, seven of which already have
been installed in Main street.
Representative Hawley hopes to
complete his work with the house
committee on committees in time to
leave for Oregon this week. He will
be accompanied by Mrs. Hawley.
A special school election to author
ize the floating of $28,000 In bonds for
the construction of a new school build
ing in Bend baa been announced. The
election has been set for March 29.
First Lieutenant Ralph M. Wilcox,
of Portland, and Second Lieutenant
Lewis C. Beebe of Cottage Grove, have
been awarded distinguished service
crosses for extraordinary heroism in
Of 410 accidents reported last week
to the state industrial accident com
mission, one was fatal. The victim of
the fatal accident was James McColm,
who was killed In connection with
shipbuilding in Portland.
Mm. J. R. Norton of Hood River was
drowned in the Sandy river, about 20
miles east of Portland, when an auto
mobile in which she was riding with
her husband left the grade, crashed
down the embankment and into the
Nine million dollars Is now available
for road and trail construction, main
tenance and survey work within the
national forests of Oregon and Wash
ington, according to an announcement
made In Portland at the district forest
Braniold Zanatta, unnaturalized
Italian, was arrested near Prinevllle
by Deputy United States Marshal F. B.
Tichenor. He Is accused of threaten
ing to kill President Wilson if prevent
ed from bringing his wife to this coun
try from Italy.
It is costing $2.12 a thousand feet
more to produce lumber in western
Oregon and western Washington than
the mills are able to get for it, ac
cording to figures presented at a meet
ing of the West Coast Lumbermen's
association In Portland.
The legislature just closed exceeded
all. records for bills passed, although
lagging .behind the three preceding
sessions for the number of bills intro
duced. The number of bills finally
passed was 43G out of 821 introduced,
or over 50 per cent passed. . i
Ifinety per cet of the votes cat?
at the special election in Umatilla
county favored the issuance by the
count? of $1,050,000 in road bonds.
Less than 6000 votes were cost against
the proposal and only four of the 64
precincts, all small ones, returned un
The chambers of commerce of North
Bend and Marshfield have jointly ap
pealed to the commissioners of the
port of Coos bay to take steps toward
securing for the harbor a powerful
harbor tug. The plan Is to have the
tug for aiding In unloading large ves
sels and for towing over the bar.
Bids opened by the county court for
$277,000 worth of Douglas county road
bonds were disappointing to the offi
cials, and acceptance of proposals was
deferred. Morris Bros, of Portland
bid approximately $5 cents on the dol
lar, while the aid of Freeman, Smith
f Nights Are Getting Shorter
dt Kamp oi I'oruaud was a irme less
than 94 cents.
Deputy Fish Warden Larson, who is
patrolling the Columbia river during
the closed season, reports that thus
far there have been practically no vio
lations of the law, but a strict watch is
to be kept with a view of punishing
everyone who attempts to Fsh during
the closed season. That many salmon
are re-entering the river is indicated
by the fact that immense herds of
Beals are seen in tho various section?
of the stream.
After a trial lasting four days James
Fullerton of Eugene was found guilty
by a jury in circuit court of the charge
of libel against the University of Ore
gon, its president, P. L. Campbell, and
the students. Mr. Fullerton had been
indicted by the grand jury on the
charge of libel for utterances in the
Oregon Hornet, a small monthly pub
lication printed by him.
That work will be started in 4he
near future on three fishways at falls
below Bend in the Deschutes river
was the statement of Master Fish
Warden R. E. Clanton. The concrete
ladders are provided for by a $5000
appropriation made by the last legis
lature, and when installed will make
available hundreds of miles of spawn
ing grounds for Columbia river salmon.
That the Smith industries on Coos
bay are likely to open again is admit
ted generally since it became known
A. H. Powers was ordering his fore
men to return to Powers by March 15.
Rumor says that activities there will
be Increased and the seven camps will
cut 1,000,000 feet cf logs each day
This Is taken to mean that the mills
will be operated on a scheme of larger
Laws enacted by the 1919 legisla
ture will become effective on May 29
unless they carry the emergency
clause or the referendum is applied.
This statement .was Issued by Secre
tary of State Olcott. He said that
the session laws will be available for
distribution by May 20. Laws not car
rying the emergency clause are effec
tive 90 days from the end of the
Governor Olcott has let it be known
that In event an adjudication may be
obtained of the question of whether or
not he would still remain governor in
event he resigns as secretary of state
and It is determined by such adjudi
cation that he will remain governor
and not automatically forfeit the office
by so resigning, he will surrender the
office of secretary of Btat.e and name
a successor for that office.
A herd of 26 registered Guernsey
cattle has been given the Oregon agri
cultural college by W. B. Ayer of Porf-
land, former federal food administra
tor for Oregon, and owner of the Foot
hill farm at Carlton. The college herd
Is now one of tbe largest among those
maintained by agricultural colleges of
the country 100 head. The value of
the gift Is estimated at between $7500
and $10,000, but to the state it is ex
pected it will be worth many times
that amount. i
That two main branches of co-operative
work among the farmers ol
Klamath county the promotion of
suluring of the alfalfa lands and
eraOfjtation of the squirrel, under the
lit oi i umy u; ricui-
ii ; . 1 i i will be im
mediately i - cSedj was decided at a
meeting at Klamath Falls of the exec
utive council of farmers. The fight
against the ground squirrel Is to be a
Btrenuous one. Poison will be used in
all sections of the county.
Twelve days were spent in covering
a distance of S3 miles by state em
ployes who arrlvemin Bend from Elk
lake, bringing wifl&Lthem 640,000
freshly gathered brooks trout eggs
which were immediately taken to the
new hatchery six .Dirties front Bend, as
the first to be placed in the troughs
at the new plant. Snow ranging in
depth from two to 12 feet impeded the
progress of the egg carriers, and on
the last two days of the trip they sub
sisted entirely on a diet of beans.
Central road projects, including The
Dalles-California highway branch road
north through Bend, and the east and
west road from Klamath Falls to Lake
view, will be undertaken at once by j
the state highway commission, accord
lng to Commissioner R. A. Booth, who
addressed a banquet at The Dalles, i
attended by delegates from Wasco,
Sherman, Crook and Klamath coun- .
ties. Besides state and national ap-
Xpriations which aheatly have been
ie available for these projects, Mr.
Booth announced that the forest serv
ice has just promised the state that
it would assist In building roads
through forest reserves on a 50-60
-cD MONEY FROM BAD EGG
The state highway commission has
Instructed the engineer to prepare
plans and specifications for a number
of new paving and grading projects foi
which bids will be opened at the next
meeting of the commission, March 26
These Include: Paving 12H miles In
Coos county between Marshfield and
Coqullle; paving in Umatilla county
between Milton and the Washington
state boundary; paving 6 mlleB In
Marlon county between Jefferson and
Salem; paving and grading In Linn
county between Albany and Tangent;
paving 4 miles in Josephine count
between Wolf creek and Grave creek;
paving in Douglaa county between
Oakland and Yoncalla and between
Dillard and Myrtle creek; paving In
Yamhill county between Bcllnvue anil
McMinnvllle; paving 3 mlkn in Wasco
county between The Dalles and Seu
fert; grading In Columbia county be
tween Scappoose and McDride; grad
lng and graveling In Umatilla county
between Echo and Morrow county line;
grading 1 mile In Douglas county be
tween Canyonville and Galesvllle;
grading in Josephine county on Smith
.irn Buckley Finally Proved Truth e
Saying That He Waa Fond,,
"Thar nin't notliln' in the world but
Is good fer sometliln'" is one of the
favorite sayings of Jim Buckley of
Buckley Is a thrifty soul. He farms
lu summer and traps In winter and be
tween wheat and furs he la growing
rich. One morning his wife was cook
ing breakfast. She broke a rotteu egg
into a skillet and -was starting toward
the door to throw it away when Buck
ley stopped her.
"Woman, don't throw that egg
away," said Buckley.
"But It's rotten," protested his wife.
"Makes no difference," declared the
philsopher. "Thar ain't nothln' In the
"James Buckley," exclaimed his
wife, "I've heard that a thousand
The wolf never sniffs at the doors of
the prosperous farmers of the Peace
river country. But foxes are different
animals here Is something you don't
know rotten eggs are rated as an epl
cureuu tidbit In vulpine menus.
That night Buckley set a trap in n
poplar grove near his home and baited
It with the rotten egg. He hoped to
catch n red fox or perhaps a coyote.
But when he went out to his trap next
morning, what do you think he found?
The biggest silver fox Buckley ever
had clnpped eyes on. He sold the pelt
in Peace River the other day for $340.
"A right nice lot o' money to hatch
from a rotten egg," remarked Buckley
as he stuffed the money In his pocket.
"I've allers allowed that thar alu't
nothln' In the world but Is good fer
somethln'." Chicago Post.
ONE GOOD THING FROM WAR
Roberts Predicted Foch's Victory.
When Lord Itoberts was In Canada
ten years ago at the dedication of the
Plains of Abraham park and play
ground he made this prediction: "They
refuse to believe me, and we are
asleep under a false security, for I do
not hesitate to affirm that we will
have a frightful war In Europe) and
that Great Britain and France will
have the hardest experience of their
existence. They will. In fact, see de
feat very near, but the war will finally
be won by the genius of a French gen
eral named Ferdinand Foch, professor
in the military school in Paris."
Cocone Nut, Hitherto Considered Only
as Nuisance, Has Been Made Arti
cle of Commerce.
Before the war the cocone, which
grows freely in the Southern Ameri
cas, on large trees of the palm fam
ily, waR literally such a hard nut to
crack that Its vegetable oil had no
place In commerce, nnd the tree was
known chiefly as a botheration to
banana planters when they wished to
enlarge their plantation Eighteen
hundred pounds' pressure Is required
to crack the cocone nut, and there was
no machinery for doing It. Then gov
ernment experts said that nothing else
in the world would provide such good
carbon for gas masks ns the cocone
nut, nnd the United States financed
the creation of machinery for crack
ing It, thus starting n new and Im
portant Industry. Hereafter It will
be well worth while breaking the shells
for the vegetable oil Inside them, val
uable for cooking, lighting, and the
making of nut butter; and the shells,
happily no longer needed for masks,
can be used as fuel or in the manufac
ture of gas. And so. out of an effort
to prevent the expansion of autocracy
by conquest, the Southern Americas
find opportunity to expand by com
Sending fo Europe 141,000,000 bush
els of wheat from a surplus of appar
ently nothing was the outstanding ex
ploit of the American food army In the
critical year of the war.
Half tbe world Is wondering where
tho other half gets ita money.
ROME GIVES U. S,
Bankers Purchase Historic Home
to House All American Organizations.
TO PR0M0TECLOSE RELATIONS
Will Be Permanent Headquarters for
Repreaentativea Sent to Italy by
.American Buslneaa and Finan
Rome. Thanks to the generosity of
Itullan financial and commercial Inter
ests, the United States will have a
nouse of its own In Rome.
The Palazzo Snlvlntl, one of the
famous group of historic family pal
aces that line the Corso Umberto, for
merly the Flomlnlnn way, has just
been purchased by the big banking in
terests of Italy, rechrlstened "La Casa
dell'Amerlca" or "The American
House," nnd placed at the disposal of
all societies, organizations and move
ments thnt have for their object the
furthering of commercial, financial, so
cial and Industrial relations between
the United States nnd Italy.
Banks Provide Money.
The project was planned by Minis
ter of Provisions Crespl, who through
bis contact with American Food Ad
ministrator Hoover, became convinced
of the great mutual benefit to be de
rived by Italy and America through
closer relations. The money for tbe
purchase of the palace was put up
by the leading banking Institutions of
The Salvlati palace, which Is near
the entrance of the Corso Umberto
Into Piazza Venezla, or where the
Flnmlnlan way formerly led up to the
Capltollne hill, Is surrounded by the
other equally historic palaces of the
Odescalchi and Dorvla families. Its
Interior furnishings nnd decorations
will be kept Intact as far as possible.
A Permanent Headquarters.
The first -floor of the palace will be
occupied by the central headquarters
of the Italian-American league, of
which Senator Ituffinl is president nnd
which has for Its object promoting
every possible relation between the
American and Italian peoples.
The second floor will be iglven over
to the ofllces of financial organiza
tions that arc especially Interested In
Italian and American stocks and
Still other portions of the pnlnce will
be given over to the societies and or
ganizations promoting interests along
special lines between the United States
THE TEACHING OF THRIFT
IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Tbe school authorities of tho country
were urged to j'oin in the government
campaign to make thrift a happy na
tional habit, in a telegram sent by
Secretary Glass of the treasury depart
ment to the National Educational As
sociation in convention at Chicago.
Secretary Glass asked that the teach
ing of thrift be made a part of the
school curriculum during 1019. The
telegram read as follows:
"To the members of the National
Educational Association assembled at
Chicago I wish to extend the sincere
appreciation of the Treasury Depart
ment for the assistance rendered by
Hie members of the teaching profes
sion in the Liberty Loan and War
Savings campaigns ' during the past
"Besides being of immediate value
in meeting the financial needs of the
government these campaigns have betm
of permanjnt value to the country in
encouraging habits of wise spending,
intelligent saving and investment.
These habits of saving and patriotism,
encouraged and stimulated by the nec
essities of the war. will have a great
permanent value to the country if ap
plied to its development in time of
"The teachers of the country I y their
daily contact with the children who
are to be its future citizens, can do
much to influence them in teaching
good citizenship and thrift. It is
therefore my earnest request that the
school authorities throughout the coun
try incorporated the teaching of thrift
in the school curriculum for 1919.
Adams Soldier Dead.
Word atiniupctng the death of her
husband, Clark Maxey. in France, has
been received by Mrs. Maxey. of,
AdamB. A message to that effect was
received Wednesday. Mr. Maxey, pri
or to enlisting in the army for service
overseas was a resident of Adams for
ten years, and was in the employ of
Pearl Hales. After entering the ser
vice he was married to Miss Effie Car-gill.
LETTERS FROM OUR
LADS "OVER THERE"
That both Dick and George Winship
have been in hospitals, though far
apart, and unable so far to commun
icate with each utber, is told in the
two following letters received this
week from them. Dick received a
broken leg in December, but has failed
to tell how the accident happened.
"Nantes, France, Feb. 9.
"Received your letter some time
ago. Getting a letter is one of the
best things that happens in the army.
Your letter and one other are i the only
ones I have received for several
months, don't know what is the mat
ter. I have been' in the hospital since
December 16th I guess I should say
hospitals, for I have been in four dif
ferent ones; am now at Evacuation No.
IB, located at Nantes, which is quite
large city thev say. I have never seen
it only from the window. Am able to
hobble about now on crutches. Was
down to the Red Cross hut today. They
sure treat us fine. Don't know when
I will get back to my company, nor
do I know where they are now.
It is not very cold here but we sure
get plenty of rain, is trying to snow
tonight. I am glad the fighting is over,
as it would not be very pleasant lying
out in the front line trenches this
I have never seen any one over here
that I ever knew before; a. familiar
face would look good now. The div
ision I belong to, the 77th, is from
New York City, except the replace
ments, they are mostly from Montana
and Minnesota, and a few from the
General Pershing was here a few
days ago, but I didn't get to see him.
He came into the hospital but only
stopped a few minutes.
Have you i.eard from George lately?
Pvt. W. R. Winship,
Co. G. 806 Inf.. Evacuation Hoop. No
8", A. P.0 . 7B7.
Nurse and Patient Write.
Feb. 15, 1919.
Dear Mrs. Winship: As represen
tative of the Home Communication
Service, American Red Cross. I am
writing for Sgt Winship. He says
he has not written you for three weeks
and fears you may be worrying about
him. He has been quite ill but is con
valescing now from pneumonia. Has
I had every attention from these good
doctors and nurses. He tells me to
assure you not to worry about him and
will be writing you himself as soon as
he is strong enough. Trusting you are
well, very truly yours,
Anna P. Hopper,
Evac. Hospital No. 14, A. P. O. 937.
Army of Occupation. Feb. 19, 1919.
Dear Mother and all: Will drop you
a line to let you know I am getting
all right. Can't get out of bed yet but
expect to get up in a few diys; have
been on my back for 23 days now but
we sure have good care here. I lost a
lot of weight, but my eating is good
now and I will pick up fast. I sure
was sick, had flu first and then pneu
monia. Have to stay in bed until I get
strength enough to get up. The doctor
said he thought I could get up Sunday,
but I doubt it for I sure am weak.
Letter Tells of Hero's Death.
Omar Stephens hands lis the Enter
prise, Wallowa county, Reeord-Chief-taln,
in the which following informa
tion regarding the death of Ms neph
ew, Jos. V. Stephens, killed in action
in France, is given. The letter was re
ceived by his sister, Mrs. C C. Horn
of Pilot Rock, and forwarded to Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Scott, of Enterprise,
with whom the young man had made
his home in boyhood. The letter, writ
ten by Capt. Walter firinkop, machine
gun company, BH4th Inf, In part says:
"Corporal Joseph V. Stephens, who
was a momber .of this "company," was f
killed on September 80, 10J-8, at a
point about laOO yards northwest of
bclisfontalne, .France, (northwest of
Verdun,: during the Meuse-Argonne
offensive. He was leading his gun
squad when we werejffounting our
guns on Hill 21 during a threatened
counter attack. We were subjected to
a heavy shelling at this time and a
number of our men were killed and
wounded. A shell struck . Very closo to
vour brother, mortally wounding him.
He signalled to his men to. go ahead.
Private Albert I.. Smith of this com
pany came back to administer first aid
to him. His wounds in the abdomen
were so severe besides the serious
wounds on his legs, that not much
could be done for him and he passed on
in about thirty minutes.
"Corporal Stephens was a.i ideal
soldier. He was liked by his comrades
and officers, and the latter reposed
great trust and confidence in him. He
was never found wanting, but seived
faithfully in the battles and sbellings
of that historic offensive until he fell
in action. He died fighting in the
cause of Liberty and Justice, and in
the greatest battle in the history of