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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 19, 1926)
ATHENA HIGH SCHOOL WIN
FROM UMAP1NE AND ADAMS
The boy's team, of Athena high
school won two games in the schol
astic conference the past' week, 'by
winning from Umapine and Adams
The Athena girls' team lost to the
Umapine girls, by the score of, 1(5 to
The Umapine boys' game was
rather onesided the score being Athe-.
na, 20; Umapine, 5. However, some
good basketball was played. The
Athena team developed some clever
passing and was strong on defense.
Adams was defeated in her new
gymnasium Tuesday evening by the
close score of 20-17 in one of the
fastest and best played school games
of the year. .
The score at the end of the first
quarter was 6-2 in favor of Athena,
at the end of the half 12-9 still in
Athena's favor. A rally in the last
five minutes netted Athena five
points and gave hej they, lead tht
won the game. ; As ra preliminary,
Mrf Miller's second, team ; wasudef eat
ed j!V2 by the i Adams, grades This
was one of the best , "little" games
staged this year. - '' ' 1 :
A doubleheafler will be played to
night on the Athena floor between
Athena and Helix boys and girls'
GOOD WEATHER CONTINUES
Farmers in this section are rejoic
ing over the abundant moisture as
the.' result of recent rains, ,'fhose
farming the lighter soil are already
plowing -and sowing spring- grain;
while others are overhauling mach
inery preparatory to the soring cul
tivating. The fall wheat is making
a wonderful growth due to perfect
weather conditions; bright sunshine
interspersed with showers. A few
ambitious gardners are already lay
ing off the home plots, studying seed
PRIZES AT STEVE'S
The Pure Food Grocery store was
filled with people after the theatre
closed Saturday evening, when the
drawing for prizes was made. Del
bert Crimmins . held the lucky ticket
which drew the first ;prize, a beauti
ful blanket. H. J. Cunningham drew
the second prize, the 41-piece set of
dishes. 0. E. Lee drew the basket
of Heinz' assorted products, the
WITH "THE 60LD HUSH"
For two nights next week,' Wed
nesday and Thursday, the Standard
Theatre patrons will have the pleas
ure of seeing Charlie Chaplin in his
latest big super comedy, "The Gold
Rush." Wherever this photoplay has
been seen in the big theatres it has
been acclaimed the greatest that
Chaplin has ever produced, and with
out exception, it has been held over
for from one to two weeks extra
showings. ' .
: A number of Athena theatre-goers
have seen it, and all pronounce it to
be a wonderfully entertaining pict
ure. The Standard is one of the first
small theatres to book "The Gold
Rush." In order that the entire com
munity may see it from good seats,
"The Gold Rush" has been booked
for two nights. ,
Tomorrow night one of the most
talked of pictures of the year, "The
Unholy , Three," will be presented by
Jfletro-Goldwynat. the Standard. Lon
Chaney leads the cast in a mystery
play ' which tnvdfves "the criminal
code of-a circus trio of crooks, ; in
cluding a hercules. a dwarf and a
giant. Sunday night is given over
to a fine Paramount picture, .tack
London's . "Adventure," famous as a
novel, wonderful as a photoplay.
WESTON AT KOWW
Athena radios were tuned in on
KOWW; station at Walla Walla,
Wednesday evening, and radio parties
heard with much pleasure the broad
casting of the Weston community
program. Payant's orchestra selec
tions, the , numbers sang by the
double quartet, vocal solos by Anna
Compton Winn and Virgil P. Cas
sady,' the' talk on the Weston coun
try by C P. Overhulse, and the fid
dling by Jim Ashworth, were the out
standing features of a splendidly
Mack Swain, who plays the part
of Big Jim McKay, opposite Char
lie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush," will
be remembered by a number of Athe
na people. Several years ago, Mr.
and Mrs. Swain came to Athena with
a stranded theatrical troup They
put on a local show, here, and after
going , to, Seattle, reimbursed new
found friends here for obligations
incurred. On the stage, Swain ev
entually became successful, later go
ing into' screen comedy work.
22 Years Ago
February 26, 1904
W. T. Rigby is one of the unfort
unates that has been caught in the
meshes of the Wade failure. He pur
chased a ranch of Wade, located in
the Grand Ronde valley, for which
he gave notes for $35,000. Later he
paid in $16,800. Wade, previous to
this payment had pledged the notes
to other parties, and of course did
not cancel the notes, but used the
money in his own interests. Now
Mr. Rigby will have to pay this
amount over again and may lose the
property mixed up in the deal.
Jim Joshua, one of the best known
of the Umatilla Indians, suicided at
his home near Thorn Hollow Mon
day morning. He used a Winches
ter rifle and sent two bullets into
his body, one in his breast and ths
other in his head. Joshua was one
of the brightest and also one of the
most conscientious Indians of the
tribe,- and was considered- honest in
his dealings. Domestic troubles are
said to have caused the deed, and
his" suicide is said to be the second
committed; on the reservation m 35
years. Joshua's funeral took ulace
Wednesday. ' "'
r Mrs." Austin Foss, Misses Nellie
Fobs, Bethene Swaggart, Lizzie Mc
Intyre, Elida Stackland, Lizzie Mc-
Kenzie, , and Messrs. James Foss, Ora
Rhodes and numerous others return
ed from Pendleton the first of the
week, where they attended the
Christian' Endeavor convention. '
R. Eurns, general agent for the
O. R. & N. Company was in the city
Monday. Mr. Burns is a baseball
fan of the true blue order; and stands
ready to lease the Walla Walla
grounds, in event Pendleton and
Athena organize teams for this year
Mr. Burns is no friend to the league
proposition, and favors strictly local
talent, with the possible exception of
pitchers and catchers.
The wooden buildings at the corn
er of Main and Fourth streets are be
ing removed for the purpose of mak
ing room for the new bank building.
The rooms formerly occupied by the
Davis shoe shop are being torn down
and the photograph gallery will be
moved to ' the lot back of the St.
Nichols, hotel, on Third street.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Taylor, February 19, 1904, a son.
The old "Corner" landmark has
disappeared, and excavation for the
For Sale Good alfalfa and bundle
Wheat hay, in quantities to suit. Clar
ence Tubbs, phone 30F14, Athena.
s - u , : -
Jtou haVe got to
have a blow !
"The pick and shovel never built up a country; you have got
to have a plow."
The wagon train divides in the desert. One branch hearing
of gold in California rushes southwest across the mountains;
the main train continues northwestward to Oregon.
At this dramatic point in the film version of Emerson Hough's
great story "The Covered Wagon," the old leader of the
Oregon train gazes fondly upon his plow which he hopes soon,
to sink into Oregon soil. . He is not distracted by thoughts of
California gold. "The pick and shovel never built up a
country," he says. "You have got to have g plowi" '
gince the days of the pioneers of 'The Covered Wagon" Oliver plows
have been helping build up this country. Sturdy and practical, three
generations of American farmers have depended on- them to prepare the
land. As new methods in construction and improved methods of agri
culture were discovered, Oliver quickly put them to the test and passed
on to users of Oliver plows the most up to date implements.
You have got to have a plow. This is just as true today as in the days
of which Emerson Hough wrote in "The Covered Wagon." Modern Oliver
plows and tillage tools assure their users today largest possible yields
as did their predecessors of an earlier day.
19 B 2-base 16 inch Chilled ,
19 B 2-base 16 inch Steel
19 B 3-base 16 inch Chilled. .
19 B 3-base 16 inch Steel.
Less 5 per cent for Cash Plow Repairs in stock.
ROGERS & GOODMAN
A Mercantile Tnwt
Stahl building will commence at
A. B. McEwen, G. W. Gross and
William Tompkins, on Wednesday
drove out to the farm of. the late
Angus McDonald, on Couse creek,
and appraised the . estate at $11,226,
35. They were accompanied by H. O.
Worthington, administrator of the
Athena continues to contribute to
Alberta investments. ; Sunday Nick
Taitinger, John .Mclntyre and other
land seekers, left for the north coun
try. , . .
Born, February 20, at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. .William
Tompkins, in this city, to the wife
of James Woodruff, a daughter. Mr
and Mrs. Woodruff reside in Sand
Charley Brown has been conduct
ing mining operations on Main street
this week. It is said Charley panned
out a few "colors" on, the old "Corn
er" saloon site... ,
Hatching Chicks? Hatching,, eggs
must be gathered at least four times
a day, to Insure good hatches and
they must be turned once a day and
kept at a temperature at about 55.
Donald McFadyen: will get good
hatches for , you if your eggs are
hatchable for 7 cents, per chick. In
quire for prices , on baby chicks,
White leghorns and Rhode Island
Reds. Give your hens all the alfal
fa leaves they can eat.
For Sale Rhode Island Red hatch
ing eggs.' Ralph McEwen.
Mrs. D. H. Mansfield has . opened
an Art Shop at ; 222 East Court
street Pendleton, Oregon, next door
to Forshaws. , Leave your hemstitch
ing while shopping,
For Sale Pure ' bred Plymouth
Rock cockrels for breeding purposes.
Ralph Allen, phone 24F11, Athena.
For Sale A 60-egg capacity "Old
Trusty Incubator" new, has never
been unpacked. '' Phone 132, Athena.
Piano for Sale We have a high
grade piano left on our hands, near
Athena. We will sacrifice the price
and make reasonable terms. If in
terested, write .to Jason Piano Com
pany, Spokane, Washington, P. O.
BOX 35. . i ;.' i .. '
For Sale Choice ' Barred Rock
eggs for hatching. $1.00 per setting,
$6.00 per hundred. Phone 31F5.:
For Sale Bundle wheat hay. Law
rence Pinkerton, Athena Phone 26F
For Sale Second Hand furniture.
C. M. Eager, Athena.
Expert Coming to
Monday, Tuesday March 1 and 2
from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Evenings by Appointment
Two Days Only
Retnrning Every Six Months
(No Charge for Consultation
Mr. C. F.'Redlichj the successful
expert says: ..,,,.
The "Perfect Retention Shields,"
hold the rupture perfectly no matter
what position the body assumes or
how heavy a weight you: lift. They
give instant relief, contract the open
ing on the average, case in ten days
and strengthen the weak tissues (the
real cause of rupture) so that they
frequently recover their previous
natural retaining power needing no
further outside support.
While providing safety and com
fort to all old and aggravated cases,
the results are most favorable when
the rupture is just discovered and
still small; it will save you no end
of trouble, pain and expenses in the
future if you now take advantage of
this opportunity. No leg straps or
elastic bandages are used. Can be
worn while bathing.
letters from highly satisfied clients
WARNING: Never wear old-fashioned
trusses or elastic bandages
with chafing, filthy leg straps, with
worthless guarantees and medicines,
sold by mail. Thev never hold the
rupture at the right place, thereby
making it worse and .expose the
wearer to often fatal strangulation
necessitating immediate operation.
Let me explain this personally; it
costs you nothinsr.
95 per cent of all children, accord
ing to statistics, get rid of their
ruptures if fitted with the right kind
of sanitary appliance.
No children below 18 months nor
ladies accepted on this trip.
Business engagements prevent vis
iting any other city in this section.
C. F. Redlich. Rupture npliancc Ex
pert, Home Office, 535 Boston Block,
Minneapolis, Minnesota. ; . .
We are Equipped to do
All.Kinds. Short Notice
Rural England in 1825
Had Little Over China
The Chinese minister of communica
tions sent from Peking a long cable
gram of poetic prose felicitating the
managers of the Darlington railway
exhibition In England on ihelr centen
nial of George Stephenson's "Locomo
tion No. 7." i ,
Unless the railway track was laid
over the graves of ancestors In an in
land province, the spectacle of the
puffing monster, once regarded os first
cousin to the earth-dragon, would ex
cite far less confusion in the celestial
republic todny than it did among, the
honest English yokels of Stephenson's
, Then, according to contemporary re
port, "in many bosoms the arrival
caused the greatest consternation.
They fled In abject terror, many hid
ing themselves In the church, others
seeking consolation in the bottle, while
some !of the Jnore courageous climbed,
into trees and at a safe distance from
the monster's claws watched It pass."
Reading that account one is Inclined
to believe that Europe in 1825 was riot
many leagues In advance of the cycle
of Cathay, remarks the Philadelphia
Ledger. ,. . ,
Ef.orU to Ditch N. P. Train Falls-
Kelso, Wash. Northern Pacific
)as3enger train No. 408, northbound,
aarrowly . escaped wrecking Sunday
morning about 11 o'clock when It
itruck a tie and several rocks, which
'iad been piled onto the track in a
,'ock cut on the Lewis place, six miles
lorth of Castle Rock. The attempt to
wreck the" train is believed to have
been the work of a maniac or of soma
person who had a fancied grievance
against the railway company.
Is Now Carrying a Full
Mill Feed,Chop Barley, Hay
and Chicken Feed
Prices Reasonable Strictly Cash '
Wm. Hoggard, Manager
Transfer and Express
F. M. Smith
Auto Truck Dray
City and Countty
Always at Your Service
If you are planning alterations or ad
ditions to your building, let us give
you an estimate on the Lumber need
ed. You will be pleasantly surprised
at the reasonble total we will quote.
Wood and Coal
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co. Main Street, Athena
"Script Porm i
EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA!
Yes we have plenty of Haircuts to fit your Head,
and Shaves to fit your Face. In fact anything in J
the Barber line. We have it. "Come On Over."
HAWORTII & HARRIS
Agency for Troy Laundry
Cleaning of all kinds a specialty. Make old Rugs X
like New. Phone 583.
THE ATHENA MARKET
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Kippered Salmon, all Kinds of Salt Fish. Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season. 3
A. W. LOGSDON
Main Street Athena, Oregon.