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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1922)
Extra Fancy Apples
Spitzenbergs, Roman Beauty; Winesaps,
Arkansas Blacks, Winter Bananas
at Prices that are right.
"Over The Hill'
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brockman (nee
Josie Lavender) arc enjoying a mo
toring trip through southern Oregon
and California. They will visit a few
weeks in San Francisco before re
turning to their home in Portland.
The donation part of the construc
tion of the new Pine creek road will
begin next Monday, with Lee Dcnni3
as the road boss. A truck load cf
cable and dynamite was' brought up
Tuesday from Per.dleton.
Fairview school on Reen and Haw
loy mountain will close today, May
19. A picnic dinner will be served at
noon, and general work of cleaning
up and improving the school yard
Will be done by the men of the dis
trict. Mr. and Mrs. E. It. Lieuallen mo.
tored over from Walla Walla Sunday
for a day's visit.
The advent of "good, growing
weather" in this section has been
hailed by everybody with a smile of
genuine relief. According to the rec
ords of Men-jit. A. Baker, local ob
server, last Tuesdp.y was the warmest
day so far this season, with a max
imum temperature of 88 degrees and
a mean of 09.
Rev. J. B. Coan has received notifi
cation of his selection as one of the
speakers of the American Educa
tional Foundation. He has been ask.
od to devote two months of his time
this year to a speaking campaign in
the larger towns and cities.
Lester Cnrlile and family were up
from Hood River a few days this
Week for a visit at the home of his
mother, Mrs. A. A. Kees.
Funds from tht sale of the Ban
croft improvement bonds of Weston
were made available last week, and
Saturday the Warren Construction
Co. received puyment for its work.
Col. P. G. Lucas motored to Ukiah
Wednesday on a business trip. He
reports that stock-raising conditions
were never better in that district, and
that farming prospects are also en
couraging. Miss Clara Starmer of La Grande
visited during the week with former
Weston friends and companions. Du
ring her sojourn she was the house
guest of Mrs. Bertha Sowers.
Mrs. R. R. Proebstel entertained at
her home on north Water street
with a three-course dinner Tuesday
evening for Mr. and Mrs. George W.
Clanton and two children of Nampn,
Idaho. Mr. Clanton was formerly a
prominent business man of Nampa,
where he conducted a large merchan
dis store. The visitors were making
a trip by auto to San Jose, California,
where they expect to make their
home. Mrs. Clanton is a sister of
Mrs. E. L. Withers and daughter
Ina of Pendleton visited her parents,
shovel it out. Earl travels sixty
miles a day now, going up Basket
mountain, eomirtg back to town and
then climbing the Weston mountain
grade. The mail road between the
two upland districts is not yet pas
sable. Mrs. John Banister Sr. left Mon
day for a visit at Spokane, accom
panying Mr. and Mrs. Curran Mc
Fadden of Athena and Mr. and Mrs.
Held That Same Difficulties
Would Come Up Again in
Washington, D. C The state de
partment made public the text of a
message to Ambassador Child at
Genoa declining the invitation to par
ticipate in the new European economic
conference at The Hague.
"This government," the American
communication sald,'is unable to con
clude that it can helpfully participate
In the meeting at The Hague, as this
would appear to be the continuance
under a different nomenclature of the
Genoa conference and destined to en
counter the same difficulties If the
attitude disclosed in the Russian mem
orandum of May 11 remains un
changed." The state department's communica
tion said the American government
"has always been ready" to Join other
governments in an inquiry by experts
into the economic situation In Russia
and the necessary remedy. Such an
inquiry, it was added, could deal ap
propriately "with the economic pre
requisites" for restoration of Russian
production, without which a sound ba
sis for credits would be lacking.
In conclusion the - American com
munication renewed the offer to give
serious attention to any "proposals
issuing from a jtlenoa conference or
any later conference," but added that
the suggestions for the meeting at
The Hague, in view Of the Russian
memorandum of May 11, lacked "the
deflniteness which would make possi
ble the concurrence of this govern
ment In the proposed plan."
Coming to Pendleton
in Internal Medicine for the
past eleven years.
DOES NOT OPERATE
Will be at
S. George Hotel
Thursday June 1st
ONE DAY ONLY
No Charge for Consultation
Mr. and Mr. John Bonewitz, Sunday. John Banister Jr. of Helix. (John
Mrs. Letha King is reported to De
quite ill with nasal hemorrhage.
Mrs. William McCorkcll was called
last week to the bedside of her moth
er, Mrj. Warner, at Walla Walla.
The patient was formerly a resident
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Van Winkle
were here from Pendleton Sunday
and attended the baccalaureate ser
vices. Mrs. Van Winkle spent the
day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Key. i'
Mrs. Ella Lavender, who has been
spending the winter in Salem with
her daughter, Anna, student in Wil
lamette Uniersity, arrived home Sat
urday. Misses Bertha und Frances Comp
ton of Walla Walla wore guests Sun
day of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Winn.
Miss Esther Williams came over
from Walla Walla for a week-end
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. II. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes and
children of Athena celebrated "Moth
er's day" in Weston with members of
th S. A. Barnes household.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Smock and
Jimmie Smock wcrt recent visitors in
Pendleton, where they were guests of
Mrs. Lavada Thacker and Miss
Lowell Hyatt came up Sunday
from Portland where he has been
which it was recommended by Pro
fessor Geo. R. Hyslop. He has a
number of inquiries from different
Earl Barnett, mall carrier on route
No. 1, still encounters snowdrifts on
Basket mountain, and his Ford car
"nosed" ro deeply when he was tak
ing Postmaster Lundell around for an
inspection of the mute that he had to
Senior staid at home, of course, to
take care of some of the grandchil
dren. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Narkaus and
family are moving to a farm on the
Reed and Hawley uplands.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Larson and
Miss Glenadinc Larson and Mr. and
Mrs. Melvin Gillette of Walla. Walla
were Sunday guests at the G. De-
Graw residence. Mr. Gillette is
nephew of Mr. DeGraw.
Sim J. Culley enme home Sunday
from St. Mary's hospital, looking
quite chipper after his long period of
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Woods and
baby daughter were in town Tuesday,
returning to their home at Lewiston
from a motoring trip to Portland.
Two good ball games have been
arranged by Manager Reynaud of the
Weston team for the pioneers' picnic.
At least, they promise to be inter
esting contests, as Weston will be
matched with Pilot Rock for Friday,
June 9, and with Milton-Freewater
for Saturday. Games have been ex
changed with these two teams. The
locals will play at Pilot Rock when
its big picnic is held June 2d, and
at Milton on Strawberry day.
Mrs. C. L. Pinkerton was in Pen
dleton thi i week, assisting in the
grading of papers for the county
employed in concrete construction eighth grade examination
work for Contractor Tom Ward. US After many weeks of dullness, the
Rev. W. fc. Payne was called hat-Hoiul wheat mark-it snrang into
slight degree of activity the latter
nart of last wee IU when Frank Price.
manager jif-tiw'eston Warehouse
urday to San Jose, Calif., by the ill
ness of his brother, who was report
ed to be in a dying condition.
Frank Snider has shipped one of
his popular wecders to the experi
ment station in Harney county, to it is estimated that 25.000 bushels
Uti'" oli 0,1 at"na 1:l 00 bushels at
-ffhe basic fisureitejfj Jl.li 'for No. 1.
yet remains of the 1921 crop in the
Miss Gladys Smith is expected
to urrive in a few days from Salem
for a vacation visit at the home of
The local lodge of Pythians will
have work in the third rank next
Wednesday evening. Lunch will fol
low the ceremony.
Legion Hall, Athena, Wednesday Evening, May 24
Sailing Orchestra of 4 Pieces
Will Furnish the Music
The $350 Phonograph Will Be Given Away During the Evening
OFF TRAIN ROBBERS
Tucson, Ariz. With two well di
rected bullets, Express Messenger H.
Stewart frustrated a spectacular at
tempt by eight masked bandits to rob
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific train
No. 3, the Golden State limited, bound
from Chloago to Los Angeles. Stewart
killed one of the octet, apparently
wounded a second and routed the
band empty handed.
Passengers were not molested In the
holdup, which was staged near James,
a flag station eight miles west of
The body of the Blaln bandit, whose
hands were encased in rubber gloves,
was recognised by Sheriff Daniels of
Pinal county as that of a pool room
habitue. Beside the body was found
a sack of dynamite with which the
bandits evidently intended to blow
strong boxes In the mall and baggage
The robbers stopped the train by
placing torpedoes on the rails. They
planned to blow open the express safe,
said to contain valuable shipments of
money, when Stewart opened fire. The
gang, when Stewart opened fire, rush
ed to their automobiles and fled to
a nearby desolate district, pursued by
PROBE OF STEEL
Department of Justice Asked
For Report on Purchase
Washington, D. C An order from
the senate to the department of justice
and the federal trade commission to
make an investigation followed cloBely
upon the announcement In New York
of the purchase of the Lackawanna
Steel company by the Bethlehem
Steel corporation and upon reports re
cently circulated of a prospective
merger of six large independent steel
The order, embodied In a resolution
offered by Senator La Follette, repub
lican, Wisconsin, and adopted with
little discussion except for an address
by the Wisconsin senator, directed the
federal agents to inform the senate
what steps have been taken or pro
posed to ascertain the probable ef
fects of the merger and what aotton
has been Instituted "to protect the
The department of Justice was fur
ther requested to advise the senate it
proceedings under the Sherman and
Clayton acts to restrain the combina
tion were advisable.
Canada Liberal to Its Veteran.
The gratuity paid by the Canadian
government to her World war veterans
was by fur the most liberal of all the
allies. A married niau, with three
years' service, received n minimum of
$000, and a single man $420, while the
officers aud noncommissioned officer
received more, according to their
Dr. Mellenthin is a regular gradu
ate in medicine and surgery and is
licensed by the state of Oregon. He
visits professionally the more import
ant towns and cities and offers to all
who call on this trip free consulta
tion, except the expense of treatment
According to his method of treat
ment he does not operate for chronic
appendicitis, gall stones, ulcers of
i. . j. i i .
sLomacn, tonsils or aoenoius.
He has to his credit wonderful re
sults in diseases of the stomach, liv
er, bowels, blood, skin, nerves, heart,
kidney, bladder, bed wetting, catarrh,
weak lungs, rheumatism, sciatica, leg
ulcers and rectal ailments.
If you have been ailing for any;
length of time and do not get any
better, do not fail to call, as impro
per measures rather than disease are
very often the cause of your long
Remember above date, that consul
tation on this trip will be free and
that his treatment is different.
Married women must be accom
panied by their husbands.
Address: 336 Boston Block, Min
If you have town or country prop
erty for sale or exchange see
Cox Investment Company,
For Sale Rocking chairs, rugs and
numerous household items. W. C.
Foi Sale A duroc Jersey male
hog, for sale or trade. Sterling
Parris, phone 24P22.
For Sale Young pigs for sale.
Reeve Bettf, phone 30F13.
My residence still for sale or trade.
Don't forget I am still in the haul
ing game. Light or heavy hauling
at reasonable prices.
Guy Cronk, 23F2
WATTS & PRESTBYE
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
DR. S. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Special Attention given to all
calls, both day and night.
Calls promptly answered. Office on
Third Street, Athena, Oregon.
For Life, Fire, Accident or Health
Cox Investment Company,
C. H. SMITH
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office next to Telephone Excange
Phones, Office 333; Residence 412
For Farm Loans
Cox Investment Company,
Pendleton, Oregon. .
WHY PAY MORE?
1 Pound Bread 10c
Fresh Cookies, 2 doi 26c
Tomatoes, Corn and Peas
Two Cans for 35c
Pure Lard, per pound .20c
Bulk Raisins, per pound 25c
POLAR CAKES AND ICE CREAM
L. C. Bevens, Proprietor
DRS. A. D. & R. A. FRENCH
French Optical Parlors
15 K. Main St Phone 653
WALLA WALLA, WASH.
For a short time we will place on sale three items
from our big line of aluminum ware. Think of it!
A three-piece combination roaster for one dollar, a
large preserving kettle for a dollar, or a large cov- j
ered sauce pan for the same price. These articles
are good values at twice the Drice asked and will
give the. service you expect of aluminum ware!
liuy early, as the stock is iunited. bale is limited
to one article to a customer. See display in window.
Watts & Rogers
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.
THE cATHENA HOME LAUNDRY, PHONE 51
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Lard, Kraut, Kippered Salmon,
Salt and Fresh Fish, Oysters,
Clams and Crab, in Season.
A. W. LOGSDON
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
ATHENA BARBER SHOP
AMOS O'DELL, PROPRIETOR
We are now making a specialty of Shampooing
and Massaging for Ladies, during
the evening hours
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
la 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 f
Athena, Oregon. Waitsburg, Wash
Tomlinson & Cudney
Dray and Transfer
Will Haul Anything Any
where at Any Time.
Prices are Right
Quick, Reliable Service
The First National Bank
Capital and Surplus $110,000.00