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Athena, Oregon, August 6.... 1926
, WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Boasting that "one name that stands
out unduplicated is the good old de
signation of Walla Walla," the Morn
ing Union says, " Put a letter in
any postoffice addressed "Walla Wal-
la,' and it will get here. Folks can
laugh at our name all they want to,
but when they desire to get a letter
to us they can, and that helps."
But why should anybody laugh at
old "Walla Walla" a name that
is melodious, historical and entirely
distinctive. Moreover, it is indi
genous, of native origin, and there
fore appropriate to the town, the
county, the river and the valley that
These Indian names, when melo
dious, are more wisely chosen than
the imitative names that some of
our towns and cities bear. Far bet
ter it would have been if the metrop
olis of the continent had been called
Manhattan instead of New York; or
Boston had been named Massasoit;
or Portland, Oregon, called Multno
mah. Spokane is fortunate to have taken
an Indian name, and congratulates
Walla Walla, Seattle, Snohomish, Ta
coma and other towns that avoided
weak imitations and picked names
significant of their environments.
If during the past year twenty-five
thousand American soldiers had been
killed and seven hundred wound
ed, in battle, the country would
have resounded with lamentations ov
er the horrors of war; military and
civil organizations would have de
corated the graves of the dead, and
the Government would have pension
ed the wounded, and the widows and
orphans of those that perished in the
service. But there has been no na
tional or community demonstration
of grief for the twenty-five thousand
men, women, and children killed, and
seven hundred thousand injured
(many of them maimed, crippled or.
otherwise permanently disabled) by
automobiles in the United States in
the year 1025. The appalling toll of
life and limb exacted by automobiles
goes on increasing year by yeut but
fails to impress the public with the
extreme necessity for the exercise
of much greater care in the i.;se of
the roads in general, and especially
in the operation of motor-vehicles of
PROPERTY TAX OFF-SET
The property tux off-set clause in
the income tax bill being initiated
by the Public Service League, reads
"Provided, however, that there
rhall be deducted as an offset from
the taxes so. imposed all property
taxes levied during the preceding
year within the state of Oregon (ex
cept taxes levied for local improve
ments of such a nature as to increase
the value of the property assessed)
aril actually paid during the income
year by a taxpayer directly or
through a partnership or fiduciary;
and the Tax Commission shall pre
scribe rules and regulations under
which the offsets extended by this
proviso shall he made secure to the
Last year many arrests were made
for violation of the law requiring po
tatoes to be graded and sacks stencil
led. Convictions were secured in ev
ery case and the violators had to pay
fines and court costs. State Market
Agent Spenee urges farmers, dealers
and retailers to observe the law and
avoid the expensive prosecutions. It
simply requires and honest pack and
will work for the interests of honest
The petroleum industry is to em
bark on a wide program of research,
and it asks for the cooperation of all
persons interested in tho develop
ment of this country's oil resources,
whether directly connected with the
industry or not. Well, in view of the
fact that most of us possess an
automobile or flivver, nearly every
body is "connected" with the oil in
"Westward ho," the star of empire
wended its way, and now it is fol
lowed by the onion. Production in
the Western and Middle Western
States, especially in Colorado, Idaho,
Washington Ohio, and Indiana has
tended to increase, whereas produc
tion in .New York, Massachusetts,
and some of the other older onion
fccctirns have remained about station
ary or has decreased.
When a corporation balances its
books at the end of the fiscal year,
and shows a balance on the right
side of the ledger, there is general
rejoicing among shareholders. The
United States Government, the larg
est corporation of all, has just fin
ished one of its greatest years with
a surplus of $377,000,000.
Nard Jones, Weston boy, graduate
of Whitman college, recognized as a
versatile writer of verse and short
stories is cropping out with remaik
able frequency in the magazines. His
stories are popular and his friends
are pleased at his success.
British Columbia women are to
have their beer, even though the
men folk objected to drinking in re
sorts frequented by the gentle sex.
They are to have beer "parlors" of
Thirty-eight movie theatres in the
Northwest, including the leading
ones at Portland, have been sold for
$5,000,000, and it vasn't a good day
for selling theatres, either.
Up at Lake Okanogan, Canada,
they are seeing large sea monsters.
Never before have we heaid of
"Scotch" visualizing anything larger
Metaline Falls, Washington, grocer
tangles with robber on bank steps.
Result; a dead robber.
Automobile vandals have become
a menace to property in all parts cf
the country. Sunday evening a car
went into the ditch between Athena
and Pendleton, two of the occupants
being injured. They were brought to
Athena for medical aid and a wreck
ing car sent to tow in the damaged
car. In the hour that had elapsed,
the tires, tools, spot-light and every
thing removable had been taken by
some passing motor thief.
MR. AND MRS. JAKVIS
Of interest to the older residents
of Athena will be the visit of Mr.
and Mrs. D. W. Jarvis of Portland.
Mr. Jarvis was principal of the Athe
na school for four years about thirty
years ago and was a most popular
teacher. Mr. and Mrs. Jarvi3 were
accompanied here Tuesday by Mr.
and Mrs. James W. Maloney of Pendleton.
The funeral of William Anderson
whose death occurred Monday in Mil
ton, was largely attended by friends
from all over Umatilla county. Those
from Athena included: Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Dudley, Mrs. Minnie Willaby,
Mrs. Minnie DePeatt, Mr. and Mrs.
John Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Potts,
Mr. and Mrs. William Potts, Mrs. H.
M. Saulsberry, and Mrs, A. B. Mc
Ewen and Miss Lizzie McKenzie of
LADIES AT WALLA WALLA
AT BINGHAM SPRINGS
E. C, Rogers is taking a short va
cation at Bingham Springs this week
and is accompanied by his sons,
Emory and Kenneth and Stafford
Ilansell. Marion Ilansell took them
to the Springs Tuesday, and left
them nicely situated in a comfortable
cabin. The boys are having a fine
time fishing and swimming, and
Chance well he's just sleeping as
long as he wants to, mornings.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court for the State of
Oregon for the County of Umatilla.
In tho matter of the estate of Aug
usta Betz, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed ancil
lary Administrator for Oregon, of
the Estate of Augusta Betz, deceased,
by the above entitled Court.
All persons having claims against
the suid 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 as by law required.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 29th
day of July, 192(5.
B. B. RICHARDS,
J30A27 Anc. Adm. for Oregon.
NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned, as executrix of the Last
Will and Testament of Henry S. Gar
field, deceased, has filed her final ac
count and report in said estate with
the clerk of the County Court of the
State of Oregon for Umatilla Coun
ty; and that the Judge thereof has
fixed Saturday the 28th, day of Aug
ust, 192(5 at the hour of ten o'clock
A. M. as the time and the County
Court room in the Courthouse at
Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon,
m the place for the hearing of ob
jections to such final account and the
FEL1CITA FRANCES GARFIELD
Executrix of the Last Will and Testa
ment of Henry S. Garfield, deceased.
Raley, Raley & Steiwer and H. J.
Warner, Attorneys for Executrix,
Pendleton, Oregon. J30A27
Transfer and Express
A group of Athena ladies motored
to Walla Walla Tuesday where they
spent the day at the home of Mrs.
Otis Whiteman. The spacious rooms
were bright with summer flowers
and at one o'clock luncheon was
served. The afternoon hours were
passed at bridge, four tables being in
play. Mrs. M. L. Watts received
high score and Mrs. W. P. Littlejohn
the consolation. Late in the after
noon the party motored to the nat
atorium for a swim returning to
Athena in the evening. Those pres
ent were, Mrs. Henry Dell, Mrs. M.
L. Watts, Mrs. W. P. Littlejohn, Mrs.
H. A. Barrett, Mrs. B. B. Richards,
Mrs. R. B. McEwen, Mrs. I. L. Mich
ener, Mrs. C. M. Eager, Mrs. M. M.
Johns, Mrs. W. S. Ferguson, Miss
Areta Littlejohn, Mrs. Shaw, Mr3.
Armond DeMerritt, Mrs. H. I. Watts,
Mrs. ' Frank Ames and Mrs. Otis
" THE BRIDGE CLUB
A most delightful session of the
Bridge club was enjoyed by the mem
bers Friday afternoon, when Mrs. W.
P. Littlejohn was hostess. The
rooms were gay with boquets of
gladioli and calendulae and confec
tions and refreshing punch were serv
ed. The customary three tables were
in play and special guests included,
Mrs. Alma Koontz of Portland, Mrs.
Armond DeMerritt of Walla Walla,
Mrs. M. M. Johns and Miss Areta
Littlejohn. Mrs. DeMerritt won the
guest trophy. '
TAKES SUMMER COURSE
Miss Ruth Proebstel is taking tLe
twelve weeks course at Monmouth
summer school and is specializing in
music." She will receive her life di
ploma. Miss Proebstel will visit
friends here and her mother Mis.
Jennie Proebstel in Weston about
the first of September and will then
proceed to Prosser, where she will
have charge of the music department
during the next year.
RETURN FROM OUTING
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Eager and
daughters Betty and Virginia return
ed from Seaside Sunday morning,
where they spent nearly three weeks.
Mrs. Van Slyke who has been stay
ing with her husband in the Eager
home while he was acting as relief
agent for Mr. Eager, has left for
Moro where she is visiting her fath
er. Mr. Van Slyke remained at the
depot until Mr. Eager resumed his
NEGRO PRISONER ESCAPES
Escape of William Douglas, trust
ed negro from the "Walla Walla pen
itentiary about noon Monday was an
nounced by S. E. Butler, captain of
the guard. The prisoner had charge
of the penitentiary dogs and was al
lowed privileges of going out of the
penitentiary grounds for the sake of
training the dogs on a practice
search. He was missed and search
ed for about noon. The dogs were
found but the prisoner had made his
FARM HOUSE FIRE
The destruction by fire of the Ar
thur Coppock farm home, south of
Athena, was narrcwly averted yes
terday forenoon, when two men pas
sing saw flames issuing from the
side of 'the house. Tho fire which
originated in an upstairs closet, was
put out by water carried in backets.
The principal damage resulted from
water in the lower rooms.
TO TEST WHEAT
Next season in a Walla Walla
grain nursery, there will be tested a
new variety of wheat. The new var
iety is a cross between Hybrid No
12S and Odessa.
STANFIELD MAY TRY IT
A Washington special says: Sen
ator Stanfield declared yesterday he
would give serious consideration to
entering the fall election contest if
a grand .jury investigation showed
irregularities in the primary. He
said that he had heard reports from
the west that he was thinking of
running on a third ticket, but said
this his actions would be guided by
developments in Oregon. He said
that he would leave for home Thurs
POLK GRAIN YIELD LIGHT
With threshing well under way and
practically completed fn some sec
tions of Polk county the yield of
wheat, oats and vetch is turning out
light. Wheat, which looked as though
it would run at least 25 bushels to
the acre, is threshing out about 15
bushels and 20 bushels is considered
a good crop for this year. The straw
is long and appears good but the hot
spell in May is said to have been the
main cause of small heads.
ONIONS AT 75 CENTS
The market bottom has fallen out
of the onion business.. Walla Walla
growers are receiving 75 cents per
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Lunch and Meals Served at all Hours. You can buy
Golden Crust Bread Here.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrons
Corner Main and Third
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
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wheat grown anywhere. Patronize home industry. Your
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