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Athena, Oregon May 14 1926
MORE PERMANENT TAXES
Excessive tax rates defeat their
own purpose. They result in driving
capital into tax-free securities, and
in slowing down business. When
the rates are reduced the anticipation
of reduction stimulates industry, and
brings larger amounts of income in
to the field for taxation, says a Mis
The returns under the new income
tax law are running true to form.
With the high surtaxes cut in two,
the collections for the first quarter
of 1926 are running close to those
of the first quarter of last year. The
outcome indicates a larger fund
available for active business, and a
stimulation of industry that should
contribute to maintaining wages and
to greater general prosperity.
It is essential that local taxing
' bodies, including state governments,
adopt scientific policies for tax re
lief. Possibly in some instances lo
cal taxes cannot be reduced, but the
people and officials can refuse pro
posals demanding unnecessary ex
penditures which pile up a perman
ent and increasing tax overhead.
New laws, new boards, new bureaus
and new government functions all
mean new and added taxes.
The Commerce Commision tells
the railroads that they may build
4:i0 miles of road in Central Oregon
and Northern California, condition
ally. The Southern Pacific is advis
ed to let the Oregon Trunk use a
portion of the Natron cutoff; be
fore it can acquire other privileges.
The Oregon trunk may build from
Bend south to a connection with the
Natron cut-off. The Central Pacific
receives outright permission to build
a line 3G miles long from a point
two miles sotith of Klamath Falls.
The Oregon, California & Eastern
proposes to build three branchers,
one from Sprague river 63 miles to
Silver Lake. Thus the Southern Pa
cific is forced to pull the cork from
the Central Oregon bottle she has
held so long.
In an editorial, "Too Many at the
Crib," the National Farm News of
Washington, D. C. cites that in New
Jersey last summer truck farmers
Were compelled to sell their sweet
corn at a half cent an ear, and that
the same corn was sold in New York
city, just fifty miles from where it
was grown, for 75 cents per dozen;
that the price jumped from one-half
cent per ear to six and one-fourth
cents in this fifty-mile joy ride.
Commenting on this the Stale Mark
et Agent says that selling organiza
tions will not get very far with per
ishable stuff until thoy get together
with those at the other end the
consumer and arrange to take pro
ducts direct from the growers to
In comparison with the proposal
to make it compulsory for all auto
mobile owners to carry state insur
ance, the application of liability in
surance to enr drivers, would seem
to force greater care on the part of
the driver. Is it not possible that
with compulsory state insurance back
of the automobile owner, he would
have a tendency to drift toward a
certain amount of mental immunity
and freedom from personal liability,
whereas if possibility of his becom
ing a defendant in criminal action,
for negligence or carelessness, would
doubtless have a more salutary ef
One of the principal decorations on
Oregon's official ballot this fall, will
be two state income tax bill.s. An
other measure on the ballot that may
fairly be designated as a "tax rais
er" is the old age pension bill, pen
sion to be determined by another
This week, the last of the school
year, holds much in store for antici
pated pleasure of the lad who will go
larefootod next week. To tho six
teen graduates the week means prac
tically the parting of the ways; tho
Already having an exceptional
lamb crop, Oregon sheepmen expect
a heavier wool clip than usual. "Ev
erything comes to him who waits,"
in this instance seems to upply to
four latter paid a visit to the pole
this week via air routes, accomplish
ing in a few hours what it cost
Pearey over eight months of untold
hardships to do.
Already personages of national
note, are writing into headquarters
their reasons for not being able to
attend the Pendleton Round-Up this
The mission of the average candi
date is to capture your vote, and
your mission on election day is to
determine which candidate you
should cast your ballot for.
Why not bank on just one more
good rain before the usual dry spell
comes along Weston picni-; dates
are June 4 and 5.
With safety razors selling at 15
cents per, even the barber is bless
ing Dame Fashion for having okeyed
the bobbed hair habit.
The report comes from Bend that
the cackling hens of Deschutes coun
ty have laid a carload of eggs for
shipment to New York City, direct.
Best to enjoy the locust blossoms
while we may, and not think of the
litter that will follow in their wake.
Mussolini to the rest of the world:
"Read 'em and weep "
laying aside of school days to face
the stern battle of life.
Common Word "Fiasco" .
Borrowed From Italy
The word "fiasco" lias become cur
rent coin in English speech, though it
Is doubtful if many who use It know
that it Is an Italian word meaning bot
tle. Several accounts have len given
of why an Immediate failure Is called
a hotllo. A correspondent of "Notss
and Queries" wrote In 1S03: "Some
years since, Signor V. I'istruccI, profes
sor of Italian at King's college, gave
me the following derivation. A gentle
man visiting an Italian glass manufac
tory was struck with the apparent sim
plicity of the work, so he asked per
mission to try his hand nt glass
blowing, but found the operation more
dlllicult than it looked and the only
thing he was able to produce was the
common Hank (fiasco). The amused
workmen crowded around him, and
greeted ench successive failure with
laughter and the cry of 'Altro fiasco'
altro fiasco I'" (Another fiasco.)
SOME PRINCIPALS AND TEACH
ERS ORGANIZED IN CAMPAIGN
TO CONTROL EDUCATION
THRU STATE SUPERINTEND
Attempt to control education in
Oregon by a loosely organized, but
far-reaching political machine, was
revealed Monday by an investigation
conducted by a News reporter. The
machine, which has introduced politi
cal propaganda into the city's pub
lic schools, has for its primary ob
ject the defeat of W. C. Alderson as
state school superintendent, and con
trol of that office thru a man of the
machine's own choosing.
Principals and teachers have been
organized, to an unknown extent,
political subjects have been discus
sed with school children, and politi
cal propaganda spread among them.
Numerous complaints from teach
ers and parents sent the News re
porter out on the machine's trail.
The machine is out to beat Aider
son in any way possible. The only
objection to the candidate is that he
is a "politician." This is the only
outspoken objection, but underneath,
the machine is out to "get" Alderson
because he refused to "play ball"
with it or submit to its dictations.
Propaganda on Teacher's Desk
Teachers upon entering their
rooms have found opposition propa
ganda, petitions and other such
political material on their desks.
Many of these teachers signed the
petitions and distributed the propa
ganda because they were advised
that their positions were "political"
and unless they "played ball" trouble
School supply houses have been ap
proached by machine solicitors seek
ing campaign funds in behalf of the
school machine candidate.
Engraver's Agent is Machine Worker
One of the most active supporters
of the school machine candidate i3 a
traveling agent for a Portland en
graving company which manufactures
cuts to be used in illustrating high
Frantic letters have been sent out
by the machine committee soliciting
the endorsements of business Men
for their candidate.
Alderson has consistently defeated
the school machine candidates and
it is partly due to his success in the
past to do so that the machine is
making such an effort during the
present campaign to defeat him.
Portland News, May 11, 1926.
Notice is hereby given 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 tollowing described proper
bay horse with black mane and
tail, weight about 900 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, uregon, the amount ot 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,
Marcelling Expert Marcelling and
all lines of beauty work. Miss Chap
pelle, Weston, Oregon. Call 292 for
Marcelling Miss May. Lanning,
Phone 582. Athena.
For Sale Wheat Hay. Phone
Wanted Stock to pasture, called
for and delivered. $2 per head.
Room for 500 head. Plenty of water.
A. A. Bergevin, Gibbon, Oregon.
Piano Must Be Sold We have a
fine Piano and Player piano in stor
age near here that we will sell at
ridiculous prices to sell them at once
We will give easy terms, like rent
and we would accept phonographs or
used piano as part payment. For
full particulars and where they may
be seen, address Portland Music com
pany. 227-6th Street, Portland, Ore.
House Rejects Reapportionment Plan.
Washington, D. C. The house re
jected a move to call up the Barbour
bill for reapportionment of its present
membership of 435 under terms ot
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The natural instinct of a bird i
to fly; so it is but a matter of natur
al consequence that Commander 1
Byrd should accomplish the feat of1
iiying to t no north polo ana nnek
Ameiica leads at the north poh
as well as elsewhere, with Norway
in second place, and Italy third.
Here is the lineup: Tearey, Byrd,
Ellsworth, Amundsen, Nobile. The
fo.b. Dayton, 0.
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H. J. Cunningham
Subsidiary of Qtntral Motor CmpotatUm,
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
gon. Mrs. W. J. Martin, Moro, high
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
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Corner Main and Third
. Athena, Oregon
So's Yer Ole Man!
Most of his famliy and a lot 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.
Is made in Athena, b' Athena labor, in one ot the very best
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wheat grown anywhere. Patronise home industry. Your
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