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in price, and this means higher priced
You had better come in and see our fine
line of Xmas Candies and lay in your sup
ply" before any" advances are made. We
have a fine display at
17 1-2c to 35c per Pound
Phone 561 for Prompt Service
planning on going goose hunting
Arlington, if the weather permits.
Fred Johnson returned from Pendle
ton Sunday, where he went Saturday
to undergo an operation for the re
moval of a growth upon one of his
The Misses Altha and Eva Chandler
spent the last week-end at Hansell's.
A rather unique evening was spent
at the Hansell home Saturday. A
few young people from Athena went
out and enjoyed dancing upon the
porch, notwithstanding the fact that
the snow was falling. The Bruns
wick furnished the music and the sift
ing snow the wax for the floor. The
weather did not in the least freeze
the spirits of the young people for, iii
spite of the frosty air and sifting
snow the merriment continued for
. Mr. Fred Beckner is just recover
ing from a painful carbuncle on his
right arm caused by the infection of a
bruise received several days ago when
a ; wire-stretcher slipped and struck
District No. 2
The meeting of the 0. D. 0. club
was posponed this week on account
of weather. The next meeting will
be held at Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton's
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton
spent a couple of days in Walla Walla
Mrs. Schrimpf has spent the rast
week with her daughter Mrs. Virgil
District No. 2 gave a housewarming
on Tuesday of last week, at the school
house, ., about r 55 being present, en
joying games, and music. Supper
was served at ,6:30 consisting of
baked beans, salad, sandwiches, cake,
coffee and cocoa. Visitors were Mrs.
Dobson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pinkerton,
Cliff Walker and two sisters Maggie
and Jennie, Mrs. Will Potts and Mrs.
Mrs. Roy Cannon is still taking
treatment from Dr. Ellsworth in
Pendleton, being - very much im
proved. . : . .
Frances Cannon spent the week
end at the home of Jesse Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Lovick Shangle of
Milton spent last Friday with Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton and attended
the 0. D. O. party at Archie Mcln
tyre's in the evening.
Jesse Smith and family spent
Thanksgiving Day with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton were
Walla Walla visitors last Wednesday.
Mr. and . Mrs. Virgil Zerba were
Pendleton visitors Monday. '
Miss Grace Zerba who is teaching
school at Echo spent 'one day . last
week with . her brother Virgil and
family, north of town. ; ,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton
spent the day ,. with Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Schrimpf west of Adams.
Mr. Pinkerton and Mr. Schimpf are
, Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes of Hunts
ville, Washington, were visitors Tues
day and Wednesday of Mr. and Mrs,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sams
December 4th, 1922 a son.
. Mrs. Harry Adams of Claresholm,
Alberta is visiting at the home of
Mr, and Mrs. Joe Lavadour. ,
Mr. ana Mrs. wm Kediord were
Pendleton visitors Monday.
Zelma, little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Morrisette fell while
playing at school and broke her color
Mrs. Tubbs made a business trip to
Adams Monday. -
CLOSED STREETS AND
ALLEYS MUST BE LEASED
I'm m m a rtw
urJ1 je telephone operator says,
They don't answer," it is after a sin
cere endeavor to get your party. She
cannot compel an answer.
The party called may be unwilling
to leave a particular household duty
may be in another part of the home
beyond closed doors may be chatting
with a neighbor may be marketing
may be slow in answering. Strange,
but true, calls are sometimes designedly
Telephone records show that
great majority of "don't answer"
ports come from residence calls.
business, where it is a matter of dollars
and cents, it is always the assigned
duty of some one to be within sound"
of the telephone bell.
"They don't answer" is the state
ment of a situation absolutely beyond
the control of the telephone operator.
The Pacific Telephone
And Telegraph Company
At the meeting of the city , council
Monday evening, it was ordered that
hereafter any and aUj streets and
alleys closed within the corporate
limits of the city gy private parties,
must be under lease at a rental value
of two dollars per year, with the ex
press provision that the city may at
any time annul the lease by giving
lessee 30 days notice.
Mrs. Homer I. Watts was appointed
to membership on the Library Board
to fill the vacancy caused by the res
ignation of Mrs. Rex Hopper, who is
leaving the city.
Mayor Watts appointed B. D. Taylor
who has been serving as special
officer, to the office of City Marshal.
The appointment was immediately
confirmed by the council. Oath of
office administered to Marshal Taylor,
and to 0. 0. Stephens, incoming
On motion it was ordered that a
system of bookkeeping, including
warrant book, cash book, and ledger
be adopted by the Recorder's office,
The council authorized the sale of
Hunt Avenue imDrovement bonds to
the amount of $3,653.98.
The following bills were allowed
and ordered paid:
Mill Co. city lights $ 108.90
. Mr. and Mrs. Carl McConnell and
small son Leonard are visitors in
Spokane. - v
Mrs. C. M. Eager leaves today for
Portland where she will be a guest
of her sister for a fw days.
Born, December 8, 1922, to Mr. and
Mrs. John Hyatt, a son. The young
ster has been named James Ellsworth
Basket ball is now being practiced
by the high school team at the gym
nasium. a good schedule or games
has been secured for the winter.
Mrs. J, F, Herr arrived home this
week from a visit with her son.
Francis Herr, who has been ill at
his home in Richland, Wallowa
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Potts and son
Edmund, Mrs- Gwendolen Patton and
Eldred Taylor of Nanton, Alberta
motored to The Dalles where they
spent Thanksgiving. ;
Henry Dell returned Monday frpm
Portland, where he and Mrs. Dell
spent Thanksgiving with their daugh
ter, Lucinda, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Kbohtz. Mrs. Dell will re
turn this week.
Clark Mace, formerly manager for
the Standard , Oil-company, at Helix
has taken the management of the com
panys'. distributing station in Athena
relieving Mr, Hopper, who lef$ Wed
nesday for Grass Valley.
Mrs. E. C. Prestbye who has charge
of sale of health stamps . in . Athena,
had nearly disposed of the quota $25
worth when at the Press office Mon
day evening. Mrs. Prestbye solicited
alone and was eminently successful
; The condition of Dr. S. F. Sharp
of this city, who is in the hospital at
Pendleton, remains critical, with no
improvement, whatever, A daughter.
Mrs. McSherry of Tacoma, is here,
and another daughter residing at Cal
ifornia, has been summoned.,
George Winship, who has been with
the Standard Oil company in Athena
will leave tomorrow - for Baker to
assume his new position with the com
pany at that point. George leaves
"Jggs" here, but a years subscrip
tion to the best paper published in
Athena will follow him.
Mrs. F. B. Boyd was hostess to the
Christian Missionary society Wednes
day afternoon., The meeting was, led
by Mrs. George Gerking, with the sub
ject of Latin American Missions for
studv. Papers were read by Mrs.
Louis Keen, Mrs. R. A, Thompson
and Mrs. Gerking.. The "January
meeting will be held in the church re
ception room, when Mrs. Rice of Mil
ton, chairman of the district mission-
ai-y societies, will be asked to give an
Elmer Merritt,, labor
S. C. Stone, labor
I. B. Phillips, labor
John Ridenour, labor ,,
Everett Knight, labor
H. S. Knight, labor
Dean Pinkerton, driv. stock
Athena is still waiting on LaGrande
for the decision of the conference
officials as to whether or not a titular
game will have to be played between
the two football teams to decide' the
championship, as per ' LaGfande's
statement that the matter had been
referred by them to tha officials, and
as soon as word was recieved they
would let Athena know. - On top of
this, LaGrande claims the champion
ship in print, and it is understood
her team lias disbaned and atten
tion turned to basketball.
DO YOUR FALL PAINTING
The dreary winter months can be brightened
by painting and varnishing now.
Outside surfaces should be protected from the
weather with paint and varnish. The inside
will be more cheerful and inviting during 'the. -winter
if re-finished. :
Use ACME QUALITY Paints and Varnishes'
to protect and beautify all home surfaces.
Watts & Rogers :
"! " Athena, Oregon
When you are in Pendleton, don't for
get to look up the .
o4rmy & Navy Store
Just thething for your wife, mother or
sister, surprise them and give them a
pair of our
Soft Woolen Blankets
for Christmas. They are moderately '
priced. " Another suitable gift for-the
boys and men are woolen- Breeches, all
kinds of Army Shoes, Puttees, woolen
Shirts and Underwear. Shop early for
Army and Navy Store ; ; ; .
110 E. Alta St., opposite Alta Theatre
ATHENA BARBER SHOP
AMOS O DELL. PROPRIETOR
Zerba.Treas, street imp..... 2,006.85
Mill Co. bal. on acc't. 4.00
I. B. Phillips, labor 3.20
Elmer Merritt. labor .'. 9.60
Zerba, Treas. acc't ." 428.70
B. D. Taylor, salary 100.00
H. S. Knight, sidewalk 125.00
H. S. Knight, sidewalk, 253.10
0. 0. Stephens, oil... 1.00
Watts & R. City service. 8.15
F. L. Zerba, gas 3.80
R. A. Thompson, gas .90
Tum-a-Lum, material acc't.... 131.65
Athena Press, procla'n......... 8.10
S. Haworth, cartage 1.00
Watts & Prestbye salary.... 35.00
B. B. Richards, sal. & phone.. 51.40 ,
ACTING GOVERNOR PARDONS
Acting Governor Ritner Monday
issued conditional pardons to Warren
Wilkiris and S. B. Thompson , of
Eugene, who were received at the
state prison here March 18, 1921, on
sentences aggregating four years for
larceny and burglary. The pardons
were : issued upon' the recommend
ations of Circuit! Judge Skipworth
and District Attorney Johnson of
For Sale A splendid variety of
popcorn. J. E. Froome.
For bale I'resh milk cow; gives
five gallons per day. Mrs. Lilla Kirk,
Al-vays at your Service. First-class
Work guaranteed. We are , .
agents for Domestic Laundry
There are enough automobiles in the
stqte of Oregon to carry every res
ident in the state, for there is one
automobile to every six of the pop
ulace. For the year 1922, up to and
including November SO, there was
registered with the state department
a total of 138,816 motor vehicles,
3203 motorcycles, 541 dealers, 12,115
chauffeurs and 29,952 operators. The
total fees received from these reg
istrations was $3,326,110.31.
SPECIAL ATTORNEY CHOSEN
While no official confirmation is
available that United States Attorney
Humphreys has addmitted that Rob
ert F. Maguire may be appointed spe
cial assistant to Attorney General
Daughtry to take complete charge of
the federal investigation of the sol
diers' bonus scandal in Deschutes
county. Grand jurors and witnesses
were sworn to secrecy and nothing
could be learned at Portland, of the
For Sale A good sleigh; bobs on
hack gear. Enquire at Press office.
For Rent Furnished house. Mrs.
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.
WATTS & PRESTBYE
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
PAN N Eg 3ALVE
t'i most henina aalva In the world.
French Optical Parlors
15 E. Main St Phone 653
WALLA WALLA, WASH.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Is Bade in Athena, by Athena labor, in one ol the very best
equipped mills in the Northwest, of the best selected Bluestem
wheat grown anywhere. Patronize home industry. Your
grocer sells the bmous'American Beauty Flour
Merchant Millers & Grain Buyers
Athena, Oregon. Waitsburg, Wash
i The First
Capital and Surplus $110,000.00