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lATHENA, OREGON, MAR. 21 1919
An exchange observes that for many
years the business community has suf- I
fered from periods oi depression. The
most characteristic feature of these
periods was the great number of peo-
pie who were nut of work. It seemed
a hideous anomoly that hundreds of
thousands ofjwho ardently desired work !
could find nothing to do. It was a
break-down in the existing social and
These periods of depression a. id un
employment used sometimes to drag
along four or five years. People could
not find work until there wad a good
demand for merchandise. And they
could not buy merchandise until they
had work. It was a vicious circle of
idleness and inaction.
'The experience of the war has de
monstrated that it is not always neces
sary to spend millions in public pro
jects to find work for the unemployed.
Under ordinary conditions there are as
many employers seeking help as there
are workers seeking jobs. But they
may live long distances apart ar.d they
don't find each other. Hence, unem
ployment, and all Us miseries and dan
ger. The recently organized United States
Employment service has iound work
for millions of men. This greatly in
creased the fighting power of the
Unftecj States. But it has also suc
ceeded in carrying the country through
a big part of the readjustment period
There have been suggestions that
the appropriation for this national em
ployment service be discontinued. It
would be a very serious mistake. This
service should be made a permanent
bureau. It will prevent industrial de
pressions from starting. Every time
you put an idle man to work, you stop
a center of social unrest and possible
bolshevism. The work of the Employ
ment Service is a triumph of American
Those who know the man for his
official actB of the past, believe that
Ben Olcott will make a good governor.
That he will (ill the office to the very
best of his ability and in the interests
of the whole state, is pledged in the
following notable paragraph from his
statement made on assuming his gub
ernatorial duties: "The many serious
problems, incident to this tine of re
construction can be solved with credit
to the Btate if we cun have the same
oneness of purpose, the same sort of
cooperation by patriotic citizens, the
same sort of willingness to subjugate
selfish interests for the good of a great
cause as Oregon has displayed through
out this war period."
Complete plans, adaptable to any
city in the United States, for an effec
tive "Own your own home" campaign,
have been formulated by the U. S. De
partment of Labor and the literature
iB now ready for distribution through
the Division of Public Works and. Con
struction Development of the Depart
ment. Twiuly cities already ure get
ting under way with their drives for
home building and home owning.
With a sentence of three yeirs in a
federal prison and a f 10,0110 tine hanging-over
him, J. Henry Albers. Port
land milling man, is doubtless in ripe
reflective mood at the presont time.
His seditious utterances against the
country that adopted him and made it
possible his acquirement of n million
in wealth, muBt be paid for and the
court has assessed the cost.
Byron Ha., ks s learning the art
preservative in the Press office.
W. H. H. Scott, who is attain talked
of by the populists for sheriff, was in
Born, in Weston. March 12, 180H, to
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Rogers, a girl. j
Born, In Athena, March 15, I8DH, to
Mr, and Mrs. A. J. Parker, a girl. I
weight I) pounds. Mother and child I
doing well, and Jack still able to j
Born, in this city, March 17. 18U6,
to Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Mosley, a girl, j
Virgie Stamper, Florence .lones and
Edith Post were Press office visitors
The young friends of Nellie Froome
met at her home Tuesday and enjo' ed
a fine lunch and garr.es. the occasion
being her ninth birthday. Those pres
ent were Kitty Cholson, Maurice Hill,
Carrie Bloeh, Maud Gholson. Mabel
Carden, Carrie Sharp. Ceorgie Hansel,
Bessie McKay, Eva Hill and Ethel
Pendleton's bicyclists have started a
good-roads campaign, their first object
of attack being the highway to the
Umatilla agency, which it is desired
to put into permanently good condi
tion. Wednesday T. D. Taylor left for
Pendleton where he has accepted a
situation in W. D. Hansford's hard
ware establishment. "Till's" many
friends in Athena are loth to see him
go, but what is Athena's loss is Pen
dleton's gain. The people of Pen
dleton will find in Mr. Taylor all that
is required of an honest, upright, use
Wm. Winship, Athena's popular
drsvman, and Mrs. E. B Post, were
united in marriago at Pendleton, Wed
nesday, Rev. I. N. Richardson, offici
ating. The contracting parties aro
well and favorably known to all of our
readers, and are held in high esteem
by a host of warm friends. May they
travel the path of life in r 'ses and
sunshine, is the wish of the Press.
At the council meeting Monday eve
ning, Mayor Hollis made a few appro
priate remarks before stepping down
and out. Mr. Hiteman, the new may
or, addressed the assemblage. He
hoped for peace and harmony among
the members of the board, and wanted
economy to be the watchword.
to the Boss
and be Sure of a Delivery
STUROIS & STORIE
Fortunntoly the cost of mnrrlnfje
licenses has not Advanced. It's the
upkeep, however, thnt hurts.
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Usual Sunday school and morning
service next Sunday. At night there
will be r sacred concert consisting of
solos, duets and choruses. The public
is most cordially invited.
The Christian Church.
Remember April 6th, "Ever.ybod.v-Go-to-Church."
We begin this week
to prepare for Easter. We are plan
ning for the greatest Easter the church
has enjoyed in many years. Come
next Sunday and get in line for these
great davs. Preaching at 1 1 and 7:!I0;
Sunday school at 10. B. B. Burton,
Bnptist Church Notes.
The worship of Cod is essentiai to
the highest development of persons.
The church provides the opporunity to
participate with others in this highest
function of the soul. Come to the tol
lowing meetings: Bible school 10 a.
m. ; preaching at 1 1 a. in. and 7:30
p. m. ; B Y. P. U. at H:!il), p. m. Sun
day. Musical director, George C.
Jack and Stallion
Wednesday, March 26
at Dayton, Washington
" I will sell a Carload of
Mammoth Jacks and
nl.l .it Public Auction to the
highest bidder, rain or shine. I personally selected re
gardless ot cost these Jacks in Missouri, anu Know mem
to be the linest lot ever offered at Public Auction in the
state of Washington. Every Jack or Stallion sold on a
guarantee to be a i() par cent, breeder.
SALE TO COMMENCE AT 1 p.m. TERMS CASH
COL. DAVE HARCLAY. Auct'r LEW W. COCHRAN
"Darkest Ilusslu" goes on nccoinJng
gloomier mill more mysterious.
Saw Another Chance. "jr
"Say. that lot you sold me Is three
rent under the water."
"Yes. It Is, and you know It."
"Well, It's a good thing you told me.
I can let-you have a bargain In a
Notice of Final Hearins.
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Joseph
Nolice is hereby given that the un
dersigned as administratrix of the
above-entitled estate has filed her final
report With the clerk of the above en
titled court and that the judge thereof
has designated MondEy, March 24,
1919. at ten o'clock in the forenoon, as
the time, and the office of the Judge
in the county court house at Pendle
ton. Umatilla County, Oregon, as the
place, when and where hearing shall
be had thereon.
All persons interested are hereby
notified to then and there appear and
show cause, if any they have, whv
said report should not be approved,
the administratrix discharged and ber
Dated this 7th day of February. 1919.
Lydia Sheard, Administratrix.
In the County Court for Umatilla
In the Matter of the Estate of James
F. Zerba, Deceased:
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed Executor
of the estate of James F. Zerba. de
ceased, by the above entitled Court,
and that he has qualified as said exec
utor as by law required. All persons
having claims against said estate are
notified to present the same to the
undersigned, or to his attorney. Homer
I. Watts, at his office in Athena, Ore
gon, verified as by law required, with
in six months from this date.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, February
T, 1919. Virgil R. Zerba.
is not paid while his patients
are sick. He is only paid to
keep them well.
We write fire insurance
on the same principle that
prevention is better than
cure. The premiums you
pay on a Hartford policy
buy more than indemnity
in case of loss, ffhey buy
advice on fire prevention.
You can get through us,
every help in that direction
that the Hartford Company
has developed during the
108 years it has been study
ing fires and their causes.
It will pay you to inquire
into this service.
B. B. RICHARDS
Custom and Wholesale
S. F. Sharp
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Special attention given to all
calls both night and day.
Calls promptly answered. Omee on Third
Street. Athena Oreicor
The decision of the State High
way Commission to let the contract
for hardsurfaciug the road from East
land this way at the same time it lets
contracts for the East End section,
would indicate that the surfacing will
be completed this year.
With the coming of Spring, filth,
rubbish and debris in the alleys sug
gests the time has arrived for a clean
ing up process. See to it that yours
is cleared away.
Pcrhnpn the Ocrmnns planted so
ninny mines It was Impossible to re
member wliefe all of them w ere.
Boiling points are vaporizing
points. The full, uniform chain
of boiling points is necessary in
high quality gasoline. Red Crown
has them. Look for the Red
Crown sign before you fill.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Guy ( ronk, Special Agent Athena, Oregon.
'Famous for its Marvelous Motor'
Demonstrations each Saturday
afternoon at cthena, begin
ning March 29th.
Fur Further Information, cali me collect
MILTON. OREGON f
"Tisn't the size of
a plug that counts,"
says Jim. "It's the
way it tastes and
how it lasts. A
couple of squares of
Real Gravely keeps
Good taste, smaller
chew, longer life is
what makes Genuine
Gravely cost less to
chew than ordinary
for booklet on chewing plug.
REAL CHEWING PLUG
Plug packed in pouch
PARKER BARBER SHOP
A. J. Parker, Proprietor
Shaving, Haircutting, Massaging, Shampooing.
Bath Rooms In Connection,
St. Nichols Hotel Block - - Athena. Oreg.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Is aade 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.
A. W. LOGSDON
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
THE UNIVERSAL CAJJ
The Ford Model T7 one-ton truck is prov
ing a splendid tirrv. pnd money-saver'on
the farm. It is very flexible In control,
strong and dependable in service. It has
Xhink it reay become one of
. the farmers' necessi-
uven ties 0ne Ford truck
Mr. Farmer is equal to half a doz
en teams and it won't "eat itshead off"
when not working. The very low price
makes it popula r with ghrewd farmers
who analyze co .iditions on the farm. Let
us talk it over, Mr. Farmer. Price with
out body, $550 f. o. b. Detroit.
Can deliver, and furnish Bodies at once.
Burke & Son Garage
Phone 82, Athena, Oregon