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Athena, Oregon February 26 1926
The National Republic Magazine
does not agree with an argument in
the New York Times in favor of the
payment of European publie debts
to the United States by American
rather than by European taxpayers.
Frederick A. Delano says that f
these debts were handled as Ameri
can business men would advise we
should "demand no more than the
debtor can pay and still continue in
business on a sound basis." Did
Mr. Deleano ever hear of an "Am
erican business man" or concern
cancelling the debts of a customer
in order that he might continue to do
business with the concern thus re
lieved from the payment of its past
due obligations? There are many
Americans who would be glad to be
introduced to a few business men
who have formed habits of this kind.
It is of course, certain that a wise
business man would extend to an
cmbarassed creditor liberal long time
terms at a low rate of interest, but
that is exactly what the United
States has done and is proposing to
do in the matter of these debts. It
is conceivable that an American
business man who held a second
mortgage on a debtor corporation
would highly recommend to this cor
poration's creditors that they forgive
a first mortgage, and perhaps wou'd
base their recommendations on very
high altruistic grounds. In other
words it is very easy to be gener
ous with other people's money. But
that is exactly what the advice of
private creditors of Europe to the
publie creditors amounts to; more
over these private creditors took their
second mortgages with full know
ledge that the first mortgage axit
.. "SAFER" TO INJURE PEOPLE ..
Ohio has been "exposed" to a
proposal for compulsory automobile
liability insurance backed by a state
fund says an exchange. Thus would
the state be launched in the insur
ance business, a most complicated
undertaking, and especially so under
Why put the state into the busi
ness. Probably for no real reason
except to build up the political mach
inery of government.
The law proposed in Ohio would
charge each motorist $10.00, in ad
dition to license fees, for a state in
surance policy to protect the public
Of course, the fee is an arbitrary
amoulft and not based on any law
of reason or experience, but with the
taxpayer to fall back on, mistakes in
estimated expense for state under
takings make little difference.
The theory of compulsory insur
ance as n means of creating respon
sibility in irresponsible persons, may
bo good. But by removing what
littlo responsibility such persons
now feel, it is probable they would
be all the more careless and "let
the state pay the bill." Thu3 acci
dents would be inceased rather
A significant development in the
Northwest, originating in Montana
and North Dakota, is the drive for
the creation of a Farmer-Labor par
ty, a split-off from the Nonpartisan
League which has in the past dom
inated the Democratic party in Mon
tana and the Republican party in
North Dakota. This movement is
being extended to South Dakota,
Minnesota and Wisconsin and may
exercise nn important influence up
on politics in these states this year
and two yearn hence.
There was no trick employed by
French jewelers to obtain possession
of a portion of the crown ji wols of
Russia. They simply outbid the
American jewelers. The little matter
of $135,800 was the difference in
the bids on $2,024,550 worth of
gems. And still it is claimed the
French have no money.
that A. E. Lefcourt, who forty years'
ago sold papers for a living in front
of the Hotel Normandie, New York,
has bought the building and Bite for
one million dollars.
The over abundant rains have
washed sediment into the reservoir
and thence into the distributing pipe
lines, much to the dissatisfaction of
water users. Surface water of ihis
kind is certainly a menace to health
and it is to be hoped some remedy
may be found to remedy present,
Two of the three women in Con
gress, Mrs. Julius Kahn, of Oalil
ornia and Mrs. May Norton of New
Jersey, are opposed to national pro
hibition. Yes, but remember where
they are from.
Mudguards to protect light colored
stockings from mud splashes and
rain, are the latest novelty to reach
this country from Paris.
Hyacinth Haywire says she took
her bath all this week, a la mode.
She says it was too "altogether all
Rubber prices are going down.
Maybe Hoover had something to do
Whistler Not Always
Regarded With Favor
Whistling Is forbidden in Iceland,
where It Is regarded as a breach of
the divine law. But whistling Is re
garded with disfavor in other places as
well. In the dressing room of a 'the
ater, for example, It dooms a play If
anyone whistles within hearing of the
players who are "making up" for the
first performance, according to a very
old theatrical superstition.
On shipboard you must not whistle
unless you want to brins a gale of
wind. Vou may whistle Just a little in
a calm, If you wish for a bit of wind,
but sailors generally believe you are
likely to get much more than you
Whistling after dark Is regarded ns
unlurkly In some parts, while miners
hold that at no time of day should one
whistle in a mine; doiug so Is sure to
bring on a cave-in, an explosion, or
some other form of disaster.
Among the races which resent all
whistling are the Arabs. Thej sny
Unit It Is Inspired by the "evil one,"
and that It takes 40 days to purify the
month of a whistler. Five years ago
the governor of (iuam, the American
Island possession In the i'aclllc, Issued
nn edict against whistling on that Is
land presumably In deference to the
prejudice of the natives against the
Gatherings Not Only
for Trade Purposes
While the natives of Ethiopia repre
sent a rather high order of Intelligence
they do not seem to be able to break
away from their old traditions ond
their old methods. The market Is the
medium of exchange of news ond views
ns well as of commodities, and market
day Is a treat that the native does not
(, 126. Weatern Newspaper Union.)
He that has once done, you a
kindness will be more ready to do
you another than he whom you
yourself have obliged. Holmes.
DIET AND DENTAL REVIEW
We are supposed to be all born with
good teeth and each child has the same
sort. Good or poor teeth
depend largely upon the.
food and exercise given
during the first few
mouths of life.
Doctor Durand, In his
Investigation of over two
thousand children has
bused his report and
proved that breast-fed
babies stand the best
'chance for de velop
ment of good teeth. The babies
fed on modified cow's milk 'come next,
and babies fed on sweetened and con
densed milk are under the severest
Those who have studied the earlier
races find there is no Indication of
dental decay which Is common among
the civilized nations.
The proper brushing of the teeth
after each meal and before retiring Is
the best possible insurance of long
lived, sound teeth. Good teeth, like
good health, are never rightly appre
ciated until they are lost.
A set of good sound toeth Is nn
asset too valuable from many stand
points to need comment.
The acid-forming foods such as
sugars and starches contatti bacteria
which multiply rapidly in the mouth,
attack the enamel of the teeth which
Is the great protection and when that
Is worn away the teeth art easily
broken down. AH sweet and starchy
foods are fermentable and aold-form-Ing,
so the important thing Is to see
that the teeth are properly cleaned
after each meal. Another important
safeguard and one which Is seldom no
ticed, Is the value of choice, tasty
foods which need enough mafitlcatlon
to produce the flow of saliva to neu
tralize the ever present acidity In the
While the teeth are developing and
the Jaws are growing the coarse
fibrous foods like whole wheat should
be used to keep the teeth Well pol
ished. The last food In the mouth Is that
which causes the mischief. See that
it Is neither sweet nor starchy, or
follow it by a good brushing and rins
ing of the mouth' and teeth.
Heraldry at Bottom
of Ophelia's Remark
Muny who have seen the tragedy,
"Hamlet," and heard Ophelia say to
the queen, Hamlet's mother, "You may
wear rue with a difference," must
have been mystified as to her mean
ing, although the poignancy of the
mad act causes the mind to pass it
by as one of Shakespeare's inexplic
Yet it Is not Inexplicable. In her
aldry "differences," or "marks of
miss If It can be avoided. The inlmh
Itants of the .highlands bring their ! cadency" Indicate the various, branches
The American chewing gum habit
is invading Europe. The Trinee of
Wales is now chewing gum, and "1.
liam Wrigley, Jr., is over there 'nit
ting the ball." He has opened a
manufacturing plant in London, af
ter establishing similar plants in
Germany and Austria.
grain and similar products down to
some large plain which Is recognized
as the "market," and there they meet
the natives of the lowlands who have
brought their cotton. The latter Is the
basis of all exchange and barter. They
have money, but the value of the cot
ton regulates the value of the money.
Salt also Is highly esteemed. The coins
made use of all bear the date 1780, no
matter how recent their origin may
have been. The date Is regarded as
evidence of their validity and a coin
remains In service until the date Is
worn off, after which no one will ac
cept it for anything. -Exchange.
You liked the music Instruments
that glaciers made, but no songs were
ever so grand as those of the glaciers
themselves, no falls so lofty ns those
which poured from brows and chasnied
mountains of pure dark Ice. Glaciers
made the mountains and griltrKd corn
for all the flowers, and the forests of
silver fir; made smooth paths for hu
man feet until the sacred Sierras have
become the most approachable of
mountains. . . . The primary moun
tain waves, unvltal granite, were soon
carved to beauty. They bared the
lordly domes and fashioned the clus
tering spires; smoothed godlike moun
tain brows and shaped lake cups for
crystal waters; wove myriads of mazy
canyons and spread them out like lace.
First-footing Is an ancient custom
which still exists In Scotland. Late In
the evening of Hogomany, December
III, In each year, thousands of the com
mon people assemble In the vicinity
of the Edinburgh Tron church to as
certain on good evidence when the new
year commences. When the clock Is
about to strike 12 they cheer so loudly
we that the strokes are not hoard. In-
read both with considerable interest: i Ktantly that It has finished, they de-
The . damming of McKay creek was
food for editorial reflection in tw.i
county papers last week, and
finding ono u damsite more
than the other.
The buttercups are with us still,
even though snow came down in big
flakes one day this week.
Who will say that there is no
money to be made in the paper game
In this country when tra are told
part for the purpose of first-footing
that If, each ono tries to be the first
person that year to cross the threshold
of his friend's house and wish him the
romplIinent8 of the season. It Is con
sidered bad luck to go Into a houso
empty-handed, and good luck U mi;
posed to attend tho resident whose
"first foot" Is dak-complexloned and
tvhoso name begins with straight In
itead of curved and curly letters.
of a family. During the lifetime of
his father, the eldest son bears a label,
the second a crescent, the third a
mullet, the fourth a martlet, the fifth
an annulet, the sixth a fleur de lis,
the seventh a rose, the eighth a cross
molinc, the ninth a double quatre foil.
Ophelia says both she and the
queen are to wear rue, herself as the
affianced bride of the eldest son of
the king, but the queen with a "dif
ference," indicative of the fact that,
although she was Hamlet's mother, her
status was that of her present hus
band, Claudius, the cadet brunch of
the fumlly. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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ly after the paper made by the wasp
nnd the two qualities are almost iden
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The paper Is strong, so that when
the large wasp house, with its many
slx-slded cells. Is completed, the edi
fice swings from two or three twigs.
It Is held there safely by paper cables
and anchored so firmly that winds are
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top-shaped., bag swinging In the winds.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for: Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Mich
ell Thompson, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons whom it may concern: That
Cecil Curl has been appointed ad
ministrator of the estate of Mitchell
Thompson, deceased, and has quali
ned as such. All persons having
claims against his estate are notified
and required to present them with
proper vouchers to said administra
tor at the law offices of Will M. Pet
erson, bmith-Crawford Buildiner. Pen
dleton, Oregon, within six months
from the date of the first publication
of this notice which is Friday the
Zbth day of February 1926.
CECIL CURL, Administrator.
Will M. Peterson, Attorney for
NOTICE- OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Kate
Notice is hereby given that the urn
dersigned has filed his final account
and report in the above entitled mat
ter and that the above entitled Court
has fixed Saturday, the 27th
day of March, 1926, at the hour
of lOiOO o'clock A. M. of said
day as the time, and the Coun
ty Court room of the County
Court house at Pendleton, Umatilla
County. Oregon, as the place, for
hearing of the said hnal account and
report. Objections . to said final ac
count and report should be filed on
or before that date.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this
26th day of February, A. .0. 1926.
F. S, LEGROW, Administrator,
Watts & Prestbye Athena, Oregon,
Attorneys for Estate. F26M26.
M. of said day, and the County Court
Room in the County Court House at
Pendleton, Umatilla County, State of
Oregon, has been fixed by said Court
as the time and place for the settle
ment of said account.
All persons interested are hereby
notified to appear at such time nnd
place in said Court and file any ob
jections they may have to such ac
count or to any part thereof. , .-.
SHELDON D. TAYLOR, Adminis
trator of the Estate of Jackson Nel
R. I. Keator, Attorney for Admin
istrator. Address: Pendleton, Oreg
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
In the Matter of the Estate of Jack
son Nelson, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has filed his Final Account
as Administrator of the estate of
Jackson Nelson, deceased, in the
County Court of the State of Ore
gon for Umatilla County, and that
Saturday, the 27th day of March,
1920, at the hour of 10:00 o'clock A.
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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATHENA
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $110,000.00
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon, for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of John
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed Ad
ministrator of the Estate of John
Wright deceased, by the above en
All persons having claims against
the said Estate are hereby notified
to present them to B. B. Richards,
at his office in Athena, Oregon,
within six months from the date of
the first publication of this notice.
All claims must be verified a? by
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 17th
day of February, 1926.
B. B. RICHARDS, Administrator.
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