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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 5. 1919-
CITY COUNCIL PASSES
Matter Is Now Up to Property
Owners Estimated Cost Is
Placed by Warren Construc
tion Company at $19,055.08.
Ordinance No. 132, providing- for
the paving of Main street passed on
the third reading at a special meeting
of the City Council, Tuesday night,
and the matter is now up to the pro
perty owners. The ordinance was
passed unanimously, no diaaentlng
vote being recorded.
Members of the Warren Construc
tion Company were present at the
meeting, and submitted its engineer's
estimate of the cost of the proposed
improvement at $19,055.08 for hard
surfacing Main street from a point
too feet east of the east line of Fourth
street. (East line of Zerba Garage
property) to Second street, N. A. Mil
ler's corner, also Third street from
Main south to Current street, all full
width, and from Second street on
west to O.-W. R. & N. track a center
strip 24 feet wide.
The cost submitted above includes
preparation of the subgrade except In
such cases where additional material
Is required to fill depressions, or
where a surplus of material Is to be
removed, and In such cases the
amount required shall be paid for
upon the basis of cost of labor and
team hire plus 10 per cent for fur
nishing tools equipment, etc.
Under stipulations of force account
which is In addition to the hardsur.
face cost, Is Included the removal of
the present concrete cross walks,
constructing 17 foot of macadam on
each side of the 24 foot hardsurface
strip west from Second street to O.-W.
track, and labor and team hire neces
sary to fill up the-ground to the pro
per grade for curb and gutters.
Provisions were made by the coun
cil to safeguard the city's interests in
the matter of receiving bids for the
work, by leaving the work open to any
and all bidders.
Permits for Camp fires.
Hunting parties should remember
that every person going into the
mountains to camp during this month
must secure a permit from the ranger
service to build a camp fire in any
of the forest reserves. This order
has been made by the head of the Na
tional forest reserve, for the purpose
of keeping tab on the location of all
campers during the dry season when
forest fires are easily started.
MUCH LIKE LIFE'S PATHWAY
Effective Parable In Edward Everett
Hale's Description of Doings ef
You all go out to a picnic, and meet
together in some pleasant place In the
woods, and you put down the baskets
there, and leave the pall with the Ice
In the handiest place you can find, and
cover it with the blanket. Then you
all set out In the great forest. But
It Is only a few of the party who
choose to start hand In hand along
gravel path which leads straight to
the well, and probably those few en
Joy less and gala less from the day's
excursion than any of the rest. The
rest break up Into Indifferent knots,
and Co some here, some there, as
their occasion and their genius calw
them. Some go after flowers, some
after berries, some after butterflies;
some knock the rocks to pieces ; some
climb op to where there Is a fine view,
some sit down and copy the stumps,
some go Into the water, some make
a fire, some find a camp of Indians
and learn to make baskets. These all
come back to the picnic camp in good
order each eager to tell what he lias
sees and heard, each having satisfied
his taste and genlns and each and all
having made vastly more of their day
than If thty had held to the gravel
path and walked In column to the well
and back again. Edward Everett
Thieve Return Loot.
Cleveland. Ohio--Friday th(ves took
$955 In cash from a tiunk In Edward
Fuczlek's home here.
On Saturday he found $360 In
package on the front porch.
On Tuesday morning there was $300
in the milk bottle.
That left $205 to be returned on
Wednesday or Thursday, so local news
papers pointer! out.
Bat Fuezlek basal recovered an-
MRS. HERBERT S. OWEN
Mrs. Herbert Sumner Owen, chair,
man of the women's radio corps, be
lieves that radio work will be on of
the most attractive vocations for wom
en after peace Is declared.
MUCH DEPENDS 01 ONESELF
Good Hard Sense as Applied to An
cient Superstitions Concerning
I happened to find a most entertain
ing old book In the free library a dic
tionary of superstitions. It has three
big volumes, all crammed with the
fears and beliefs of the human race.
Just to sample some of them that ap
ply to Monday, here are a few:
"If things commence to go wrong on
Monday they will go wrong all the
week, but If you have good luck on
Monday you will keep It up."
"Pay no bills on Monday If you can
(This Is congenial advice and easily
"If you meet a cross-eyed person on
Monday you Will not have good lock
"If the sun sets clear Friday night It
will rain before Monday night."
"It Is a bad sign to lost a tooth on
(Yes, or s hand or a leg either, I
"If you lose yonr temper three times
on Monday you will have a great fam
(This bit of sagacity bos an excel
lent chance of being true, one would
think. Still, there may be some men
who could get away with three blow
outs and have no comeback.)
To add our own observation to the
collected wisdom of the ages your
Monday Is neither more or less than
what you choose to make It when you
get out of bed In the morning. You
can make It lucky or unlucky If you
wish. Philadelphia Bulletin.
Sunshine seems to play an Impor
tant part In the lives of fowls. There
Is no doubt that they lay much more
regularly, and appear generally hap
pier, when In the sunlight. The next
best thing to sunshine In this dull old
country hi a light which gives to the
fowls the Impression that the sua Is
Fortunately the fowl Is easily de
ceived, with the result that a great
deal of success has attended the ex
periments of a well-known engineer
who Is building fowl-houses with a
material similar to canvas, stained and
varnished so that the house is always
lighted In the daytime with light of a
pleasant golden color. By means of
electric light placed outside, the fowls
can easily be made to think the sun
Is always shining; and so successful
have been the results that a farm Is
being established on these lines.
Some work for a tiring and some
strike on prtnrtple.
The country s 2 76. dry and getting
dryer sll the 'time.
RevojutluB In Mexico does not belp
the peso o,- the avoa.
THE BENEFIT DANCE
A SPLENDID SUCCESS
A Tidy Sum Netted for the Wo
man's University of Oregon i
NEW TEXT SYSTEM
With the Athena opera house deco
rated In Golden Rod and asparagus
deftly aranged in baskets, good music
and a happy assemblage of young
people, the dance given Saturday
night for benefit of the Woman's
Building at U. of o. was a splendid
success in every particular.
Athena University students and
alumni were sponsors for the event,
which will take Its place as the
opening social function of the season.
Mrs. Ralph McEJwen, Mrs. F. S. Le
Grow and Mrs. W. S. Ferguson, as
sisted by other ladles of the city and
U. of O. students deserve special men
tion for the part they took In mak
ing preparations for the dance.
A large number of tickets were sold
and the net proceeds give a tidy sum
to the Women's Bluldlng fund.
Excellent mus'c was one of the fea
tures of the evening entertainment.
Punch was served by Mrs. M. L. Watts
and Mrs. B. B. Richards. Mrs. F. 8.
LeGrow and Mrs. A. A. Foss and Mrs.
Henry Dell and Mrs. W. P. JJttleJohn
In turn. Mr. B. R. Richards and Mr.
F. S. LeGrow were at the ticket
window and door.
A number of tickets were sold In
Pendleton and nearby towns, and the
attendance from these places was an
RADICAL CHANGE MADE
IN SCHOOL TEXT BOOKS
Adoption of New Authors by
State Text Book Commission
Alters Previous List Used by
Board of Education.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stephens, pio
neer residents of Pendleton and parents
of Omar Stephens, Athena grocery
man, last Monday celebrated their
fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. A
noonday dinner prepared by the guests
was enjoyed at their home in Pendle
ton and during the afternoon a large
number of friends celled to congrat
ulate the venerable couple on the
event. Mr. Stephens ie nearly 80
years old and is a veteran of the Civil
Paiuter Receives Shock.
Mr. Prater, lather of Mrs. H. C.
Taylor, met with a serious accident
last Saturday, while painting at the
substation of the PoWer company in
Athena. He was placing a ladder
when it came in contact with a high
voltage current. Mr. Prater received
serious burns on one hand and the bot
toms of both feet as the result of the
current passing through him. He
has since been under the care of Dr.
When school opens next Monday,
most of the former text books will be
replaced owing to the adoption of new
authors by the State Text Book Com
mission. Geographies, U. S. Histories
and Writing Books remain as before,
i All other books have been changed
, In the first eight grades In the public
j In the high school, Algebra. Phy
siology, Botany, Physics and Type
writing retain the former texts. No
; table advance In educational lines are
j Indicated by the adoption of the Bea
; con system of phonetic reading, and
; the general ubs of Courtis tests,
throughout the grades A new text
called Trade Foundations, will be '
j found of service-to boys of the eighth
graoe, in tne opinion or superinten
dent Hall, by assisting them to close
their proper vocation.
Superintendent Hall Informs the '
Press that supplies order at the sug
gestion of State Superintendent Chur- !
chill for the science work of the High
school, hiive arrived from Chicago
without a single item of breakage, i
Modern scientific study in the high
school includes a large amount of
Individual research and experlmenta- !
tlon, which In turn, requires much
apparatus. Fortunately the Athena
high school is well equipped for the
study of science with the single ex- ;
ceptlon of a sink and running water
in the laboratory, at small expense
this can be obtained.
The Athena school will begin the
year's work next Monday under very
favorable conditions, with a full corps
of teachers. Mrs. A. E. McDaniel, a
former teacher here and who gave
excellent satisfaction in her work, has
been -secured W"tacrr trre tilth and
6th grades. Mr. Hadley, who will
be in the high school department, has
just returned from service in France.
He is a graduate of the University of
Oregon, and is well known in educa
tional and athletic circles.
PYRENE STOPS GASOLINE
FIRE AT ZERBA GARAGE
Flames Confined to Vat and
No Damage Whatever Re-
wo Pyrene fire extinguishers and
a can of the liquid dumped Into a
burning vat of gasoline, confined the
flames to the vat, and prevente
serious conflagration in Zerbao
thers Garage at corner of Main an
Fourth streets, Tuesday afternoon.'
The gasoline, which was -used
cleaning engine parts, was lgnlteu
from sparks thrown into the vat by
an emery wheel, on which a workman
was grinding a piece of steel.
No damage whatever resulted, as
'he flame was confined to the vat and
members of the firm are now converts
to the use of the squirt-gun method
of f're fighting.
The fire department responded to
an alarm but did no more than reel up
a line of hose that had been run out
on Fourth street.
American Legion post).
The American Legion Is to have a
post in Athena. A meeting of service
men is called for Monday evening,
September 16, at which time a per
manent organization will be effected.
All men who saw service of any na
ture, under enlistment In the Army or
Navy are eligible to membership.
Many of the cities and towns in
Oregon have already established Posts
and much Interest is being taken In
the organization throughout the na
tion. The place of meeting will be
arranged In time for announcement
in next week's Press.
CHARLES PERGLER !
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PAVING PLANT TO COME
TO ATHENA IN FEW DAYS
Adams Section of Hard Surface
Highway Nearing Completion.
Charles Pergler has been accredited
as the Czccho Slovak diplomatic rep
resentative In the United States.
Ticklish, Isn't It?
Is there a problem which, perhaps, is
more likely to be answered some day
thnn this one, which has been pro
pounded to the bewilderment of scien
tists. Suppose a pipe which would permit
of the passage of a man's body were
pierced through the earth from Lon
don to the Antipodes, and a man com
menced t 'lescend by means of a lad
der re .' the length of the pipe.
Naturally he would descend feet fore
most. On reaching the center of the
earth he would, eo account of the
revolution and formation of the 4obe,
presumably be going upwards until be
emerged In tbe Antipodes.
Query : How can a ladder on which
one Is descending become a ladder oa
which one Is ascending? And how
could one go up s Udder feet fore
most? Next, please!
Trotsky has had experiences that
should enable htm to write s book
much more Interesting than anything
he has previously attempted.
Many Reasons for Alt urn . nat the
Nation Is About Ready tc Take
It Is only fair to assume that our
country is steadily moving In ;ke di
rection of compulsory sleknefcs or
health Insurance. The reasons for this
assumption are many, but among
the most Important are the following:
(1) The force of the example of Eng
land and of eight other European coun
tries with whose soclul Insurance laws,
the people of this country are rupldly
becoming familiar; (2) tbe general fa
vor with which the proposed legisla
tion Is regarded by the extremely ac
tive and Influential body of social
workers In tbe United States ; (3) the
appointment of no less than eight
commissions to Investigate health and
other forms of soclul Insurance;
(4) the support of the movement by
numerous public health administrators
and experts; (5) the gradual but Irre
sistible swing of organized labor from
opposition to support ; (0) the present
sympathetic attitude of the leading po
litical parties toward the deinonds of
labor; (7) the willingness of labor, of
ficially expressed through state labor
federations, to assume half the cost of
the proposed Insurance, and (8) the
readiness of various stute legislatures
to act upon social reform measures
which do not threaten to add to the
troubles of the overburdened taxpayer
and Incidentally to those of the legis
lator. These reasons, declares Modern Hos
pital In an editorial on the subject,
are clearly Indicative of the fact that
the trend of the country's thought is In
the direction of health Insurance.
Forgot the Laundry.
They were on an lnterurban car
bound for the big city. One of them,
the son of a banker, had been in
trusted with a bundle containing $5,000
in bills. The buudle was wrapped In
a newspaper. Being young, the bear
ers of the treasure fell to talking of
girls and things and when they ar
rived at the station both got up sad
started away without the boodle.
"Bey, you fellows," a man who had
been sitting back of them shouted.
"Hey, boys, you've forgot your laun
dry." It need not be guessed that the boys
double-quicked back for tbe "laundry."
Cooler weather is coming, and so Is
Married in Pendleton,
Last Saturday, at 4 o'clock in the
afternoon, at the Baptist church in
Pendleton, occurred the wedding of
Miss Estelle M. Smith, of this, city,
and Don Wilkes, of Pendleton. VThe
ceremony was performed by RevA W.
H, Cox, of tbst city; The young peo
ple were attended by the bride's sis
ter, Miss Savannah Smith, and Ray
mond Wilkes, the groom's brother.
The bride wss becomingly attired in a
frock of'pearl gray taffeta and ccrried
a cluster of bride roses. Misses Mary
hand Hazel Wilkes. Bisters of the
groom, were the only guests present.
The bride is the daughter of Mt.
and Mrs. Charles T. Smith of Athena,
and tne groom is the eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Wilkes, formerly of
Helix, but lately residents of Pendle
ton. The young couple will reside on
the Wilkes farm in the Cold Springs
W. C. T. U. Elects Officers.
The opening session for the fall
work of the W. C. T. U. was held at
the home of Mrs. besper. Tuesday
afternoon. An election of officers was
held, with the following result: Pre
sident. Mrs. Desper; vice president,
Mrs. Geo. Gerking; , secretary, Mrs.
Wm. Pinkerton; treasurer, Mrs. Will
iam Schrimpf. Following the business
meeting, refreshments of cake
and tea were enjoyed. The next meet
ing will be held on September te, at
the home of Mrs. ShrimDf. It is de
sired that all members come and as
sist and encourage the work by their
The pictures shown at the Standard
Theatre all of this week in observance
of Paramount-Artcraft Week, which
is a National movement for securing
better motion pictures, have been ap
preciated by large audiences each
night. With splendid pictures on the
screen, the program for the week has
been satisfactory to the manager with
one exception. The distributing
agency for Charlie Chaplin produc
tions has been unable to furnish the
picture "Shanghaied" contracted for
thts evening, as the comedy, for the
Plekford picture.' In Its place wil lbe
given "Duke looses Patience," a splen
did Harold Lloyd comedy.
Among naval men the mosquito fleet
Is known as "the second line of de
fense." It Is used In protecting the
fortifications and harbors along the
coast line, and, like the Insect from
which It Is named, annoys the enemy In
every way, at the same time preventing
the possibility of a blockade. In the
ivnr against Germany the British navy
was augmented by several thousands
of small and sometimes very speedy
vessels, and to this mosquito fleet,
manned chiefly by naval reserve men
and fishermen, the admiralty paid
tribute for Its patient and laborious
work In laying and sweeping up mines,
chasing submarines and patrolling the
The Warren Construction Com
pany's paving plant, now located' at
Adams, will be moved to Athena the
first of next week, to begin operations
of hardsurfaclng the state highway
on the Athena-Weston section. The
Adams section is now -virtually com
pleted. With the removal of the plant to
Athena, the hardsurfaclng on the
Athena-Weston-MiHon, lap will be put
under way. ' ,".'
The plant which ,Has been working
at Milton will also be moved this way
In a few days,, the, aew location to
be at Blue Mounts "Station. From
here the hardsurwgfr will b laid to
v. ard Milton asd also toward Weston.
The Athena-Milton sector of the high
way is abolits 18 miles In length and It
Is doubtful if tha work can be com
pleted this winter! for the reason that
grading on the eist end has been de
layed on account of right-of-way ad
Teach at Homestead.
Miss Anice Barnes, of Weston, was
a guest Monday night of her aunt,
Mrs. Boyd in this city. Miss Barnes
has contracted to teach the school at
Homestead, in Union county, in the
capacity of principal of a two-room
school. She will be accompanied by
Miss Thelma Anderson, of Weston, ss
assistant, and will begin her school
on the 15th.
Pretty soon they will be selling pork
ob.ipa aa(y. in Jewelry stores.
"7:''.r - " -.' ' " t
Put bow Is a fellow going to buy 1
silk shirt on a cotton Income?
No Main, Good Corn.
Wlhtout a drop of rain since the
crop was planted, W. E. Kern has
eleven acres of corn on the Blank
Caplinger place which will yield 35
i bushes per acne. Uke preolpatlon
conditions would mean a- crop failure
back In Iowa or Kansas. Different
hero, where corn as well as wheat
matures on winter moisture alone.
United States Tires
are Good Tires
Ray Hansel! Passes Through'.
Ray Hansell passed through Athena
Wednesday afternoon, in a big touring
car, bound for Portland, where he will
remain until the Round-Up, and after
that will visit friends here. He was
accompanied by a friend. Mr. Heigh
ton. The boys were equipped for camp
ing, and gave every evidence of being
out for a good time. They left Lewis
ton at 6 a. m., Wednesday morning,
and found the roads in fairly good con
dition. Ray has just finished harvest
and wheat hauling, at the Hansell
Brothers' farm near Lewiston, and re
ports a fair crop.
Dr.. Smith Came Here
PDr. C. H. Smith, well known phy
T sreian formerly of Weston, but recent
I lv receiving his discharge from the
service, was in Athena this morning
and contemplates locating in this city
for the practice of medicineX Dr.
Smith is endeavoring to secure a
house for his family, and like many
others, finds the matter a hard prob
lem. He will move here at once if
successful in finding a place to live.
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