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F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
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Athena, Oregon May 7 1926
STORY OF A TAXPAYER
The case has been discovered of
an Oregon man who paid taxes
upon money in the bank. He is dead
and the disclosure of his rare virtue
was made posthumously. He lived at
The Dalles and his name was Stras
ser. He was a gardner. He was fru
gal and thrifty and saved a little of
what he earned as he went along. In
all his relations with other men, so
far as there is record, Strasser was
honest. He rendered unto Caesar
the due that was Caesar's the tax
that he rightfully owed. He render
ed unto his God that which he be
lieved was due; right cpnduct, No
man, of however exalted station, can
The Dalles Chronicle tells, upon
the occasion of Strasser's passing,
the story of his conduct in life. At
one time, it relates, when Strasser
had a respectable sized deposit in
one of the banks the tax rate was
39 mills. The interest rate was 4
per cent. Strasser declared to the
assessor his deposit in full, thereby
reducing his net interest income to 1
mill, and when a friend told him he
was acting foolishly, he answered
simply: "It is the law. I shall al
ways do it." Probably Strasser did
not admire the law more than the
most of us do. But what he sought
was to do what he believed to be
There will be cynics who will say
of the Chronicle's chronicle ,and of
the comment on it which has already
appeared in. the Albany Democrat
and of what is written here, that it
is all posed mawkishness. Just fio
same it is a good little story for
folks to read. And the Chroniclo'3
summation is very good and quite
worth while. It is this:
"Lessons are not always learned
from lives of world-famous people.
Perhaps this little story of a reticent
gardner, honest in his own right and
heeding his conscience rather than
human greed, may reach some mind
hanging in the balance between tw.i
decisions and influence it to declare,
probably not money in the bank for
taxation but the right course to pur
frowned upon the ancient habit of
clasping hands, we are told. The
reason in this case is not that it
wastes time in business, but that It
is unsanitary. Possibily it is, in
COMMUNITY SMALL BOYS
SHOW UNUSUAL ENTERPRISE
Seattle is considering a proposal
to pay 50 cents a pint for earwigs.
Earwigs are insects that play hob
with vegetable growth, and let us
hope that they never invade Athena
Why lay stress on the purchase of
an automobile geared to do 90 miles
an hour, when you haven't money to
buy a race track speed limit on
Oregon highways is but 30 miles an
Ice in the Yukon has broken up,
and now you can paddle your little
canoe up and down the river until
she freezes up again, about July
This session of Congress is notable
for what it does not do, for the bills
it does not pass, for the work it
All the candidates we have met so
far, appear to be just common, hu
manly, human beings. Tha's all!
Jim Montague says, "the one good
thing about the Charleston is that
very few people can learn it."
If you haven't paid your taxes,
your are delinquent.
WHAT'S THE MATTER?
In her announcement card, printed
in last week's edition of the Athena
Press, Bettyo F. Dellart, present
deputy in the county treasurer's of
fice and republican candidate for that
oflice, says "Three years experience.
One year full charge of office." Then
in this week's edition of the Press
will be found the announcement of C.
K. Cranston, republican candidate
for county treasurer, also, and Mr.
Cranston says in his announcement,
"If elected, will run the oflice with
out asking the court for a full time
deputy. Will not accept paid deputy
ship in any other county oflice."
What tha ? While there is an in
ference in the above declarations of
these two republican candidates
there is marked omission in con
nection. We had supposed Herman
Dellart, county treasurer, was func
tioning as such.
For the first time the world is
witnessing the whole industrial fa
bric of a great nation on strike, a
colossal strike that has tied up the
arteries of trade completely, a strike
thnt has the world wide sympathy
and if need be, the support, of in
ternational federated labor. Brit
ain's labor conditions have been go
ing from bad to worse until the cris
is has readied a point in the present
situation where there is a possibility
of civil warfare resulting unless n
compromise settlement is reached
It is up to Chicago to show the
world whether gangsters only, haw
license to use machine guns in the
windy city. Killing off a district
i-ttorney in a crowded thoroughfare
gives a thrilling blend to gangster
sictivitirs, and lends lustre to Chica
go's customary killings.
The rain came in plenty time to be
of benefit to Umatilla county's grow
ing crops, and this time it did not
wait for the Westen Pioneers' Pic
nic, which is scheduled to take place
June 4th and 5th.
Somewhere in the United States h
a farm which has been owned and
fanned by direct descendants of the
ime family for a longer period than
any other farm, but its exact loca
tion still remains unsettled.
Nation's Business affirms that ;
buyer for n Chicago department
store has posted a sign that reads
"No Handshaking." His contention
is that commercial handshaking is an
impediment to the serious business
of buying. Soviet Russia has abo
British Submarine Plans Stolen
London. Plans and photographs of
the latest secret submarine devices
are believed to have been stolen from
Portsmouth clock yard
Statement of ownership, manage
ment, etc., required by the act of
Congress of August 24, 1912, of the
Athena Press, published weekly at
Athena, Oregon for April 1, 1926.
Publisher, editor, managing editor
nnd owner, F. B. Boyd of Athena,
Known bondholders or mortgagee,
none. F. B. BOYD.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 1st day of May, 1926.
B. B. RICHARDS
Notary public for Oregon. My
commission expires Mar. 11, 1929.
At this season of the year the la'
borial proclivities of the average
small ' boy is somewhat dormant.
therefore the recent sudden enter
prise of so many of our future presi
dents has caused no little comment.
Mother has not had to call Willie
the second time to run errands for
some days past, and Dad has been
agreeably surprised to find the kindl
ing split and neatly piled in the wood
box upon his return home in the
The reason for this metamorpho
sis ? Far be it from us to betray
the secrets of any of our young
friends but our idea is just this:
Just a few days ago a genial gentle
man, by name P. C. Franklin, invad
ed our fair city with a brigade of bill
poster men, who have decorated ev
ery available inch of wall space with
the' announcement of the advent of
William J. Harvall's mammoth tent
ed "Uncle Tom's Cabin" company.
The company will exhibit at Athena
for the evening performance only on
Friday May 7, 8 p. m.
Pleasant memories of our first vis
it to this time honored drama float
back to us and we ourselves are
waiting impatiently the coming of
the lovely little Eva, gentle old
Uncle Tom, the funny lawyer Marks,
the wicked Topsy and all other old
favorites. Mr. Franklin assures us
that the company is the most perfect
that Mr. Harvall has been aWe to as
semble in all his twenty-one years
experience in presenting this play.
No detail will be omitted here. He
claims that whatever successful
management can devise or money
purchase are combined in this, the
cast complete of all traveling tented
organizations. On account of the
tremendous seating capacity the
management has placed the price of
admission within the reach of all,
25c for children and 50c for adults.
FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT
Mrs. Ellis G. Brower of Pendleton,
was instantly killed in an automobile
accident near the Frank Curl farm,
south of Athena Sunday evering.
Mrs. Brower was pinned under the
car, which left the road at a turn.
Donald Robinson, also of Pendleton,
driving the car, escaped without ser
ious injury. Mr. Robinson and Mrs.
Brower were preceding others cf an
automobile party en route to ths Ce
cil Curl home, when the accident
Notice is hereby giverf that on Sat
urday the 15th day of May, 1926, at
2:00 o'clock p. m. of said day, at the
Wright Livery Stable in Athena,
Oregon, I will sell at public auction,
to the highest bidder for cash in
hand the following described proper
bay horse with black mane and
tail, weight about 9U0 pounds,
about 5 years old, branded LH
on left shoulder.
One 8 or 9 year old sorrel horse,
weight about 1050 pounds, no
or so many of said horses as may be
necessary to satisfy the claim here
inafter set forth. Said sale to be
made to satisfy a lien claim filed by
H. A. Barrett, claimant against John
Doe Hammond, whose true given
name is unknown to said claimant,
defendant, for the pasturage and
feeding of said horses from the 1st
day of November, 1925, to the 1st
day of April, 1926, in Umatilla Coun
ty, Oregon, the amount of said lien
being $30.00, together with interest
and costs as provided by law. Said
horses being in my possession pur
suant to '"an order to foreclose said
lien endorsed upon a certified copy of
said lien and delivered to me this
30th day of . April 1926.
B. D. TAYLOR,
Constable "Athena District, Uma
tilla County, Oregon. A30M14.
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all lines of beauty work. Miss Chan
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Marcelling Miss May Lanning,
Phone 582. Athena.
For Sale Wheat Hay. Phone
For Sale Household goods. Ap
ply Mrs. H. J. Cunningham.
Piano bargain good students piano
$75. Pendleton Music House Pen
Wanted Stock to pasture, called
for and delivered. $2 per head.
Room for 500 head. Plenty of water.
A. .A. Bergevin, Gibbon, Oregon.
Milton Piano excellent condition
$175 cash. Pendleton Music House.
Slightly used piano at a bargain
cash or terms. Pendleton Music
High Grade Piano Near Athena
will be sold to reliable party at big
saving, $10 monthly will handle. A
real buy, write at once for particu
lars. Tallmah Piano Store, Salem,
in Internal Medicine for the
past fifteen years -
DOES NOT OPERATE
Will be at
Tuesday May 18
Office Hours 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
One Day Only ...
' No. Charge for Consultation.
Dr. Mellenthin is a regular gradu
ate in medicine and surgery and is
licensed by the state of Oregon. He
does not operate for .chronic appen
dicitis, gall stones, ulcers of stomach,
tonsils or adenoids.
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.
Below are the names of a few of
his many satisfied patients in Ore
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Mrs. Peter Westburg,' Colton,
Mrs. Halvor Nelson, Chinook,
Martin Jorgesson, Astoria, nerve
Mrs. Chris Hanson, Chinook, Wash
ington, bowel trouble and neuritis.
Mrs James Ellis, Coquille, gall
stones and colitis.
James Suess, Lakeside, . ulcers of
J. R. Jenkins, Silverton, circulatory
Remember the above date, that
consultation on this trip will be free
and that his treatment is different.
Married women must be accompan
ied by their husbands.
Address: 211 Bradbury Building,
Los Angeles, California.
DR. S. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Athena, Oregon ...
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PHYSICIAN AND SUR3E0N
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Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
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Comer Main and Third
SoVYer Ole Man!
Most of his famliy and a Jot of his neighbors
Get their Barber work at Haworth & Harris Shop.
Why not you? We cater to no one in particular,"
every one in general. Agency Troy Laundry. Make
old Rugs like new. Phone 583. ,
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
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