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Are You Prepared to Take
Care of Your
We are unloading and assembling McCormick-Deering-Harvesters, and
to secure one of these machines for this season's work," orders must be, made
at once. We invite anyone interested in a machine to call and see one of
these harvesters now assembled and ready for action. We are prepared to
take care of your harvest needs, regardless of the kind of machine you oper
ate. Rogers CS, Goodman, Athena, Oregon
(A Mercantile Trust)
FARM RELIEF LEGISLATION
All farm relief legislation was
thrown overboard when the senate re
jected the Foss bill, advocated by
President Coolidge, by a vote of 26
Thereupon the senate passed the
house bill to stimulate co-operative
marketing of farm products by es
tablishing a co-operative marketing
division of the department of agriculture.
A mighty struggle over farm re
lief legislation, involving also mom
entous political consideration per
taining to the congressional elections
this year and the presidential elec
tion of 1928, is in progress.
Administration leaders are striv
ing by peruasion and offers of com
promise to win sufficient votes in
the senate to pass the administra
tion solution of the agricultural prob
lem represented by the Fess bill in
the senate and the Tincher bill in
the house. They were confident that
if they succeeded the incipient repub
lican revolt in the middle west would
bs allayed and that President Cool
idge would recover any loss of prest
ige in the corn belt due to his op
position of the Haugen bill to en
hance " the prices of farm products
on .the American market. As matters
stand the only cloud perceived on
the horizon by those deeply interest
ed in the nomination of Mr. Coolidge
in 1923 was the disaffection in the
republican agricultural states of the
' The American Farm Bureau feder
ation and the corn belt lobby headed
by George N. Peek of Illinois, are
working tooth and nail to beat the
Fess bill and any other substitute
for the Haugen price-raising meas
ure defeated in the senate and pre
viously in the house. Unable to get
the legislation they wanted, the corn
belt forces refused to compromise,
preferring no legislation to measures
they condemned to carry their cause
to the people in the November elec
tion of the next congress and in the
election of a president in 1928.
Slamming back at Peek and the
Farm Bureau federation, administra
tion leaders accused them of adopt
ing a rule or ruin policy in the in
terest of the nomination of ex-Gov
ernor Lowden or Vice-President
Dawes for republican candidate for
president two years hence.
KIDNAPED WIFE GIVEN
DIVORCE FROM KIDNAPPER
A Yakima special says: Kidnaped
when she was 13 years old by a man
47 years old, who forced her to live
with him and did not marry her un
til a month before her baby was born
in November, 1925, Mrs. Ruth Con
nell, age 16 years, was granted an
interlocutory decree of divorce by
Judge V. 0. Nichoson, at Yakima.
Mrs. Connell, a former Yakima
school girl, testified the defendant,
John G. Connell, took her away
from her home three years ago to
Walla Walla, where they lived for
some time. She said that he promis
ed to permit her to attend school,
but failed to live up to his word.
She claimed Connell became cruel
to her, watched her every move and
virtually ketit her a prisoner. She
ran away from him last month,
bringing her baby with her to Yaki
ma. Connell, who resides in Umatil
la county, Oregon did not contest the
22 Years Ago j
To Cure t'oimupucton Y'orever
fake CiiHearets Camlv Cathartic 10c or 25b
' C 1 to "lurt. rtnwKts tvfuml monefl
I Have Taken Over The Hoffman
Gas and Oil
. and will sell exclusively
and Shell Products
I will make a specialty of washing and polishing
cars on short notice at reasonable prices.
Everett Knight at Hoffman's Garage
For Working Men
Also Canvass Gloves and
We order Tailor-Made Suits
G. W. Finch, Prop. Main Street, Athena, Oregon
NEW RIDIT WHEAT
Monday, says the Freewater Times,
County Agent Bennion inspected two
fields of Ridit being grown by M. 0.
and Dean Beauchamp. These fiol.ls
are sufficiently pure to pass the Ore
gon requirements for certification.
The Beauchamp's have the distinction
of growing the first fields of Ridit in
Umatilla county. Ridit is a smut re
sistant wheat which can be planed
without treating and thus eliminat
ing a big loss which is sustained an
nually. The variety was developed
by Dr. E. G. Gaines of Washington
State college and is being distributed
quite widely throughout the state of
July 1, 1904
The oeople of Union county are
anxiously awaiting the trial trip of
the flying machine that is being in
vented by Grant Kees of Elgin. Mr.
Keys has been at work on this aero
plane for some months, and has it
now so far put together that he has
been able to move it to La Grande
and has. placed it 100 feet in the air
at Morgan lake, three miles from the
city. He is waiting his propelling
machine which he expects to arrive
at any time from Massachutes, be
fore making the final test.
Charles Garrett, the new night
watch, goes on police duty tomgin..
Mr. Garrett has filled the position be
fore and did it with satisfaction to
Mr. and Mrs.. J. B. Dickenson and
daughter Ruth left this morning tor
Camas Prairie, where for two weeKs
they will recreate and visit with
friends and relatives.
S. C. Stanton, John Stanton tnd
Frank Rainville have returned from
a fishing trip to the Umatilla. Mr.
Stanton stood the trip very well and
enjoyed the outing-. .
Postmaster Githens yesterday mov
ed his family into one of the KU
eore houses in the south part of
town. Mrs. Gay Clark and family
moved into the house on Fifth street
vacated by Mr. Githen?!.
The "Hard Times" social tonight
will ip ttu event of the season The
costumes will be fearfully and won.
derfully made. All persons wearing
jewelry or good clotehs will be fined
Admission 15 cents, supper fee.
Everybody, in the United States
will celebrate the grand and glorious
Fourth, the newspaper fraternity not
excepted. Athena will have a two
day celebration and in honor of the
occasion the Press will not be issued
Tnesdav. Stick this in your hat.
Keep cool and don't bother the post
master on Tuesday for a Press, for
ipw'11 be none in the office. Take
a glass of lemonade and be merry
Tomorrow Mitt Bush will bring
over the big canvass and seats from
Weston, to be used in the arbor for
Athena's celebration. .
Born, Thursday, June 30th, to Mr.
and Mrs. Richard McGrath, twins; a
boy and a eirl.
Charles Norris is home for a few
days- from the Walla Walla hospital,
Dr. Botkin will go to Pendleton
this evening to assist Dr. Cole in a
Charles Gay, Clyde .Willaby and
Otho Reeder have returned from a
fishing trip to the Umatilla.
Mrs. E. R. Cox, whose condition is
reported serious, is again in the Wal
la Walla hospital. .
Miss Bertha Baker is down from
her mountain school near Meacham,
to spend the Fourth.
Mrs. Henry Lloyd, who has been
ill for some time, and is now in a
Walla Walla hospital, is reported
Hamp Booher has gone to the Duf
fy springs, where he will try tne
medicinal properties of the waters
at that resort, for rheumatism.
Professor George B. Marquis and
family are moving into one of the
cottages on Jefferson street, near
Mrs. Frakes' residence.
Ed Foster, clerk in E. Manasse's
store, left yesterday morning lor a
recreation trip on the Umatilla river.
We are Equipped tado
All Kinds. Short Notice
SELL NEW WHEAT
Walla Walla county farmers have
sold something like 250,000 bushels
of new wheat at around $1.25 a bush
el, based on number one club, re
ports the Union. Farmers also have
been disposing of old wheat, and
about an equal amount has been
turned into cash at about the same
price in the last few days. Contract
ing of new wheat is the usual prac
tice about this time of year, say
HIT AND RUN DRIVER
The hit and run coward made his
appearance for the first time on the
highway between here and Pendleton,
when he knocked a car off the bridge
west of Saxe Station. Four men, in
eluding Bob Nermer, the driver, veve
hurled from the bridge into the diy
creek below, and all were bruised
The hit and run fiend after causing
the wreck, kept going.
ROUND TRIP TO
OMAHA 70 JS
KANSAS CITY ... 70.35
DES MOINES 76 JO
ST. LOUIS 80.35
CINCINNATI .... 105.15
NEW YORK 146.45
NEW .WHEAT INTRODUCED
After experimenting five years L.
T. Powers, a farmer of Lower Wal
lowa valley section, has produced a
new variety of wheat, which he
claims is adaptable for either spring
or fall planting. It is a cross of
Federation and the hard bearded
varieties. Mr. Powers has name'd it
Wallowa. It has a tendency to shat
ter easily. Mr. Powers is now en
gaged in crossing this new variety
with the Bart, a bearded variety.
From results already obtained he is
satisfied that he has obtained a per
manent type. The new variety is
aniH to be much hardier than the
rIh effect to SerJterriberl5
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POR INFORMATION AND RESERVA
TION CALL ON OH WRITS
C. M. Eager,
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
Bingham Springs offers special in
ducements over the Fourth of July to
recreators and pleasure seekers.
Bathing, picnicing, fishing and danc
ing will claim the attention of large
crowds of visitors to the Springs, Ju
ly 3, 4 and 6. The Fletcher orches
tra has been engaged to furnish mus
ic for the dances.
BRIDGE WILL BE REBUILT
The wooden bridge spanning the
Walla Walla river three miles from
Wallulu will be rebuilt at once. This
bridge, a link in the Inland Empire
highway, was burned Saturday night
when sparks from a brush fire stait
ed by section men ignited ths striic-
iture. ., .
More than 600 acres of wheat and
an equal or greater amount of pas
ture land in the Petersburg district
five miles southeast of The Dalles,
was burned over Saturday afternoon
in one of the worst grain fires Was
co county has experienced in years.
The loss was estimated at between
$35,000 and $45,000, largely covered
Earl Greene, new coach at Mac
Laughlin high school, has been at
Milton, looking over the athletic
prospects of the school for the com
ing year. For three years Greene
was coach at Albany college, where
he turned some winning teams.
Oiling of the Old Oregon trail be
tween North Powder and La Grande
is now virtually complete and oiling
will start very soin between North
Powder and Baker, also between Bak
er and Durke. -
A MAN MAY BE
DOWN BUT HE'S
That is the great, inspiring slogan
of the Salvation Army. It saved
thousands of men. Suppose you take
that slogan to your heart in regard
to your illness. Let chiropractic help
you. We'll show you how.
Dr. W. Boyd Whyte
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATHENA
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS S110.OOP.00
So's Yer Ole Man!
Most of his famliy and a lot of his neighbors
Get their Barber work at the Penn 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.
WATTS & PRESTBYK
Main Street. Athena, Oregon
State and Federal Court Practice
Will. Peterson and G. H. Bishop
Practice in State and Federal Courts
Whitehead's Barber Shop
Lee Whitehead, Proprietor
Having purchased Russell's Barber Shop, it will be
my aim to give the public the best service at all times.
Fair and Courteous Treatment
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