The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, April 14, 1922, Image 4

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    Specials for This Week
Borax Soap Chips, per Package 35c
Sea Foam Washing Powder, per Package 25c
Star Naptha Washing Powder, per Package 25c
Borax Powder, 5 pound Package 70c
21 Bars Polar White Laundry Soap, $1.00
14 Bars P. & G. Naptha Laundry Soap, s $1.00
20 Bars Swft's White Laudry Soap, $1.00
20 Bars Clean Easy Laundry Soap, $1.00
6 pound Box Kingsford's Gloss Starch, 65c
"Over The Hill"
Palmer Penmanship Buttons were
won by the following pupils of Wild
Horse district No. 11, south of town:
Lloyd Fix, sixth grade; Mildred
Street, fifth grade; Eldon Fix, fourth
grade; Doris Street, second grade;
Nate McBride, first grade.
Dr. R. C. Ellsworth and Miss
Helen Ford of Pendleton were Sun
day guests at the H. A. Street farm
south of Weston.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hesser and
daughter Betty spent Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mdn
tyre. They were accompanied back
to Walla Walla by Erminie and Af
ton Mclntyre.
Mrs. Minnie Walker submitted to
a serious operation Saturday at
Walla Walla. She rallied nicely and
favorable reports are heard as to her
progress. The patient was visited
during the week by Mr. and Mrs. F.
C. Greer.
Little Patricia Blomgren, who has
been ill for the past couple of
months, is slowly improving.
Athena Bakery
Pound Bread 10c
Fresh Cookies, 2 doz 25c
Tomatoes, Corn and Peas
Two Cans for 35c
Pure Lard, per pound 20c
Bulk Raisins, per pound 25c
L. C. Bevens, Proprietor
Tomlinson & Cudney
Dray and Transfer
Will Haul Anything Any
where at Any Time.
Prices are Right
Quick, Reliable Service
Phone 22
French Optical Parlors
15 E. Main St Phone 653
Mrs. H. L. Robo entertained mem
ber, of the Saturday Afternoon Club
at her home on north Water street,
April 8. Following the business ses
sion, two piano solos were given by
Mrs. Joseph Wurzer. The remain
der of the afternoon was devoted to
sewing for the Albertina Kerr baby
home. During the tea hour a dainty
collation was served by Mesdames
Lysle Webb and W. S. Price. Mrs.
C. E. Fisk will be hostess to the
organization April 22, when the an
nual election of officers will be held.
Mr. and Mrs. Will F. Gould and
daughter, Mary Emma, were down
from Weston Mountain Tuesday and
enjoyed a family dinner with the W.
H. Gould household.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gould mo
t n imI to Haldman Saturday for a
britf visit with the Ed Tucker fam
ily. The new Methodist parsonage is
now located on the site adjoining the
church property. Rev. John B. Coan
and family took possession of the
dwelling last Saturday.
MiBs Bertha Compton, who has
been visiting her siBter, Mrs. George
W. Winn the past ten days, (eft Mon
day for Walla Walla to resume her
studies at Whitman College.
Miss Vida Greer returned Friday
from a ten days' visit with friends
in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Metz arrived
in Weston Friday from their winter
sojourn in Elgin, Illinois. Mr. and
Mrs. Metz will be domiciled with
the John Bonewitz family until a
permanent home is secured.
Weston Lodge No. 58, I. O. O. F.,
has elected the following delegates
to the grand lodge, which convenes
May 22 at Eugene: S. A. Barnes,
J. A. King and Jack Calder. Dele
gates from Weston to the grand
lodge of Rebekahs, which meets at
the same time and place, will be
Mrs. J. A. King and Mrs. J. E. Stan
field. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stanfleld left
Sunday for Oregon City, where Mrs.
Stanfleld submitted to another oper
ation for the removal of cancer.
While the patient is suffering great
pain from the remedy applied by the
cantor specialist, Dr. Stewart, her
condition is reported to be otherwiso
Miss Florence March, teacher in
the Milton schools, visited friends at
her former home in Weston, Sunday.
James Kirkpatrick, who together
with Otis Gould haB been employed
in a government survey under J. R.
English, writes from Surrey, Calif.,
as follows: "Once more we are back
in civilization, being located forty
miles north of Los Angeles in the
mountains, only fourteen miles from
a town. We met Mrs. J. E. McDan
iel in a cafeteria in Los Angeles,
where we dined together. We also
met Mr. and Mrs. E. O. DeMoss in
Burbank, California, where they are
engaged in business. Judging from
the tone of their conversation, they
are doing well."
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Pedersen are
now occupying their new home on
north Franklin street, where they
purchased the W. A. Graham prop
erty, which consists of a house and
five lots. The new owners plan to
emodel the dwelling.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tachella were
here Sunday from their home near
Pendleton for a visit at the J. A.
Lumsden residence.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. King have
moved into their handsome new bun
galow on north Water street, which
is one of Weston's most attractive
homes. It contains six rooms, to
gether with bath, three closets and
hallway, and has a full concrete
basement. Well lighted by its nu
merous windows and thoroughly
modern in its construction and ap
pointments, the King home is not
only appreciated by the family but
is admired by the community as a
credit to the town because of its ad
vantageous location on the state
highway. The bungalow was de
signed and built by Contractor J. M.
Asl-worth. It has been painted white,
witn black window sashes, and has
a green-tinted roof.
Luther Shellenbergcr left Wednes
day for the big wheat ranch of Geo.
W. Staggs & Sons near Washtucna,
where he will be employed during
the summer.
Despite the rather cold and wintry
spring, with its succession of snow,
rain and hail storms now termin
ated, it is hoped, by the welcome ad
vent, of sunshine grain has been
making fairly good growth in the
Weston country. J. M. Banister
made an examination the other day
of his field on the Richmond place
near town which had been causing
him disquietude. Wheat that had
heretofore been looking thin and
sickly he found to be taking on a
healthier appearance, and he is now
feeling much encouraged.
The suit brought by O. A. Adams
against Geo. B. Carmichael was re
cently dismissed, the account of $200
claimed by the plaintiff to be due for
garage work having been settled by
the defendant. When four shares of
stock in the Weston Warehouse Co.
wern released, however, they were
j again attached, this time on an ac-
There is little value to the farmers
and fruit growers of the country in
the bill recently passed and signed
by the president, authorizing cooper
ative organization of producers of
agricultural products.
This is the judgment of benator
McNary. himself a fruit grower and
a member of the agricultural com
mittee of the senate, from wnicn tne
bill was reported. He aided in its
passage, as it was considered import
ant bv some of the Western inter
ests. His own judgment is that it
was unnecessary legislation.
The law purports to relieve produc
ers from the penalties of the Sherman
antitrust law in forming associations
for the sale of their products. To
avoid the charge that farmer mono
polies were being fostered at the ex
pense of the consumer, provisions
were inserted which authorize the sec
retary of agriculture to interfere if
he believeB that prices are being "un
duly enhanced," and to certify those
responsible for such undue prices to
the attorney general.
"This law will not, in my judgment,
he.n to move an Oregon prune," said
Senator McNary. "Our growers are
already organized and doing the
things which this law purports to
eivc them the right to do.
"They have not been in fear of pro
secution under the anti-trust law in
cooperating for the marketing of
their nroducts. This law does not re
lieve from responsibility should their
action result in unreasonable prices
for products of the orchard and farm.
"This law transfers prosecution,
where it might be faced in the first
instance at the hands of the attorney
general, to the prior inquiry of the
secretary of agriculture. I do not
regard it as having any significance
for Oregon producers. It was asked
for by certain interests, principally by
an organization of wheat growers,
who thought that certain plans they
wished to put into effect might be
interfered with under the anti-trust
The brains of Texas rangers and
an army of customs officers and nar
cotic and liquor agents is pitted
against the endless ingenuity of a
great band of international smugglers
is as thrilling a battle for supremacy
as the romantic and adventurous days
of half a century ago ever knew.
Revelations of the past few weeks
have brought to light the details of
this battle of wits on the Rio Grande
that make the plots of red-blooded
fictionists seem dull and old fashion
ed. Highly organized bands of drug
smugglers, with agents in all Euro
pean capitals and China, employing
beautiful and brainy women, booze
smugglers who stop at nothing to
evade prohibition laws, are keeping
up a 24-hour fight every day to win
The government is fighting back
with all forces, and the frequent
brushes makes life on Rio Grande
interesting at all times.
Liquors of every country find their
way into Mexico and then across the
border. Rhine wines, Italian wines
there is no label that inspectors in
this country are not familiar with.
Some of the most ingenious meth
ods are used to transport smuggled
goods by the drug traffickers. It
was believed by narcotic inspectors
that the height of ingenuity had been
reached this week when, after permis
sion had been granted friends of a
deceased Chinaman, who died in Juar
ez, to have the body buried in Texas,
it was learned that great quantities
of morphine and opium had been
placed in his emblamed corpse.
Legion Hall Athena, Saturday Night, April 15
FRANKIE NEAL, Ontario vs. MICKEY MURPHY, Walla Walla
HERMAN GEISSEL, Athena, versus (GAIL ANDERSON, Athena, versus
MOSE BANISTER, Athena, versus
versus C. LIEUALLEN, Heppner
McCorrall. Pendleton vs. Gower, Portland
PRICES $1.50, $1.00, $1.25. Tickets on sale at McFadden's Pharmacy.
Given under auspices of the Amer ican Legion.
tion filed in Justice Richards' court
at Athena by J. A. Lumsden for the
recovery of an account of $28.30.
This action was also settled. The
defendant's father claimed owner
ship of the stock, which had never
been transferred on the books of the
company, however, and is said to
have adjusted both the attachment
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Proebstel
have moved into a residence owned
by Richard Mayberry, on north
Water street.
Miss Dorothy Byrd sustained an
operation at St. Anthony's hospital
in Pendleton Saturday, for the ex
cision of her tonsils.
Miss Olga Simpson, student at St.
Joseph's Academy, Pendleton, spent
the week end at the home of her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Simp
son. 1
J. S. Ross, former Weston citizen
and father of A. M. Ross of this
city, entered the Walla Walla san
itarium at College Place Monday.
Mr. Ross will submit to an opera
tion tomorrow for the relief of
stomach trouble.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Benn of Se
attle were in Weston Thursday. They
came to Milton with the remains of
Mr. Benn's father, which were laid to
rest in the cemetery there.
Mrs. M. Godfrey was able to be
out Wednesday, for the first time
since a serious illness beginning
February 22.
H. W. Mattson, royal vizier of Al
Kindi Temple, D. O. K. K., who runs
a motor car business as a sort of side
line, was over Wednesday. He an
nounces to Weston Dokies that the
imperial prince, Gus Meese of Spok
ane, will be in Walla Walla April 28,
at which time there will be doings
At a meeting Wednesday evening
the stockholders of the Weston Mer
cr.ntilc Co confirmed the sale made
by R. L. Sibin to Matt Mosgrove, of
the company's stock and fixtures.
It is announced by Manager Har
bour that the Weston brickyard will
start operations for the present sea
son about the first of May.
""ol. F. G. Lucas returned yester
day from a trip to Salt Lake City,
where his mission had to do with a
big deal involving large Yakima
sheep and range interests.
Reports from Walla Walla say that
Sin: J. Culley continues to improve,
although the length of his hospital
sojourn is as yet indefinite.
A practice game between Weston
and Athena high schools was played
Tuesday at Weston and went six in
nings. Athena won, but the locals
felt gratified at being able to hold
the visitors to a 10 to 5 score.
J. M. Ashworth has secured the
contract for a fix-room bungalow
which Austin Foss will build in Ath
ena. Construction will begin about
the first of May.
Uncle John Hemdon, pioneer resi
dent of the Reed and Hawley moun
tain neighborhood, is seriously ill in
Athena at the home of his sister,
Mrs, J. C. Burke. His son, Grady,
John Ross was over from his fruit
ranch on the Walla Walla river, Tues
day and set the local anglers "Spiffy"
over his reports of catching steel
head salmon in a pool back of his
barn. True to form, John observed
the closed season on other trout by
throwing back fine specimens 18 in.
in length. And Marion Hansell be
lieves that Johnny did just that same.
O. C. Hadley, superintendent of
Athena schools, returned the forepart
of the week from Spokane, where he
attended the Inland Empire Teacher's
Institute. In the convention body,
teachers from over the Northwest re
presented their respective localities,
and the intitute was one of the most
succssful ever held in Spokane.
Baxter Hutchinson, a young man
employed on the Cunningham sheep
ranch on Birch Creek, collected $69
in bounty from the county as the res
ult of one day's sport in catching 23
coyotes. He collected the coyotes
from three dens, one containing three,
another nine and the third eleven.
Winter temperature, with alterna
ting rain storms, has been dished up
by the weather man this week, much
to the handicap of farmers who are
desirous of progressing with plowing.
There is some reseeding yet to be
done, also.
went to Athena Wednesday to help
cart for him.
Mrs. G. DeGraw went to Walla
Wi.lla yesterday, accompanying Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Emmel and Mrs. Phil
lips of Athena, to attend a Christian
Science lecture.
Dr. and Mrs. F. D. Watts of Ath
ena were dinner guests Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Hemdon and
son Gail were visitors last week at
the J. V. Bell home.
If you have town or country prop
erty for sale or exchange see
Cox Investment Company,
Pendleton, Oregon
Have your teeth looked over, be
fore May 1st.
Dr. A. C. Froom, at Hotel
in Athena.
Pishing Time
Is Almost Here
To all ardent disciples of old Ike Walton the open
ing day for trout is a long looked for event. "Dyed
in the Wool" fishermen have long since repaired
their rods and reels, cleaned out their fly books
and determined their wants for the opening day.
One glance at our stock of fishing tackle will con
vince the most particular fisherman that in our
shelves only fisherman's "necessities" of proven
superiority will be found.
Rods, reels, baskets, lines, flies, hooks, leaders,
spinners, licenses, etc. we have them all.
Watts & Rogers
"It's our little hook that takes the trout
from the brook."
The Athena Home Laundry
G. W. FINCH, Proprietor
Having purchased the Athena Home Laundry, I
will conduct it in connection with my' Clothes
Cleaning and Pressing business hereafter. The
new location will be on Main street, in the building
east of the Standard Theatre.
"Script Porm
Butter Wrappers
We are now making a specialty of Shampooing
and Massaging for Ladies, during
the evening hours
For Farm Loans
Cox Investment Company,
Pendleton, Oregon.
For Life, Fire, Accident or Health
Insurance see
Cox Investment Company,
Pendleton, Oregon.
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
Special Attention given to all
calls, both day and night
Calls promptly answered. Office on
Third Street, Athena, Oregon.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
American Beauty
It made in Athena, by- Athena labor, in one ol the verv best
equipped mills in the Northwest, of the best selected Bluestem
wheat grown anywhere. Patroniie home industry. Your
grocer sells the famous American Beauty Flour
Merchant Millers & Grain Buyers
Athena, Oregon.
Waitsburg, Wash
Athena, Oregon.
Office next to Telephone Excange
Phones, Office 333; Residence 412
The First National Bank
if Athena
Established 1891
Capital and Surplus $110,000.00