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Athena, Oregon, August 20, 1926
L.'M. Rhodes, Commissioner of the
"Florida State Marketing Bureau,
published the following significant
facts and comments in the State Bul
letin under the date of July 15:
" ' Every time the sun sets the farm
ers of the United States have added
?30,000,000 to the wealth of the na
tion, yet every day since 1910 the
agricultural indebtedness has increas
ed on an average of $1,450,000.
While only 4 per cent of the farm
ers and laborers on farms are in the
United States, they produce 70 per
cent of the corn, CO per cent of the
cotton, 50 per cent of the tobacco,
50 per cent of the citrus fruits, 25
per cent of the wheat, 20 per cent
of the oats, 13 per cent of the flax
and 7 per cent of the potatoes of
the world. This is undeniable evi
dence of efficient and abundant pro
duction, but the cash earnings of the
farmers are smaller than all other
workers. The average of all workers
is $1415 per capita.
From 1914 to 1915 the deposits in
all banks in the United States in
creased from $21,359,842,316 to $51,
892,932,000. In spite of these facts
there were 915 bank failures in 1924,
which was 272 more than failed in
the panic of 1893, most of them in
agricultural sections. Farmers arc
wondering if our present banking
laws were intended to protect banki?
in farming sections, and if our fin
ancial system applies to agriculture.
If not, why not?
Many farmers in the United States
wonder if it were fair or wise to
make it easy for them to get into
debt through farm loan legislation
and deflate both the currency and
the prices of farm products, as was
done in 1920, so they could not pay
their debts and must lose billions in
depreciation in land values.
Fanners do not understand way
our government will lend billions Lo
foreign countries, and give them five
or six decades in which to pay it
back at from one-fourth to one-half
the interest rate that is charged the
it is to investigate the causes of motor-vehicle
accidents, are unanimous
in declaring that the great majority
of these mishaps were due to pre
ventable causes and could have been
avoided by the exercise of due care.
It's dry at Portland as well as in
Athena and elsewhere, but the Morn
ing Oregonian finds that more than
enough Bull Run water escaped in
the spring months, to more than sup
ply the needs of the metropolis
through the summer months.
An owl, a wise old guy, is said to
have invaded the sanctum of the ex
ecutive department at Salem, and
perched on the governor's chair. As
to what the nature of the interview
was, deponeth sayeth not.
The Stanfield Standard is of the
opinion that the only thing about
some motorists, is the gasolino in
Jefferson City, Missouri, reports
that lightning has broken all pre
cedent by striking twice in the same
place near there, or thereabouts.
Perfect friendship Is that of good
men who resemble end) other In vir
tue; for these, as good themselves, are
equal In their desire of good things
for one another, and they who desire
good things for their friends, love
them especially for the sake of these
things. For they value them for what
they are and not for something acci
dental. The friendship, therefore, of
these men endures as long as they are
good, for virtue i" something stable.
And each of them is good In himself
and also In relation to his friend, for
good men are both pond absolutely
and useful to each oilier. Aristotle.
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon, for Umatilla County.
In the matter of the Estate of Leo
Thomas McBride, Deceased.
Notico is hereby given to all per
sons whom it may concern: That
William A. McBride, executor of the
last will and testament of Leo Thom
as McBride, deceased, has filed his
final account and report in the ad
ministration of the estate; that the
County Judge by order duly made and
i entered has appointed Monday, the
20th day of heptember, 1926, at the
hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon
as the time and the County Court
House at Pendleton as the place
where all objections and exceptions
to said final account and report will
be heard and a settlement of the es
5237,000,000 annually to their wages;
and the Ksch-Cumniings act, creating
a labor board and increasing wages
on our railroads $187,000,000 per
year, ncccrsarily increasing freight
rates on farm products. Also why
after passing the immigration law,
protecting labor, congress should
then quibble over farm relief meas
ures, declaring them class legislation.
They also wonder, when they read
in the reports of the Federal Trade
Commission that one per cent of the
population of tho United States owns
59 per cent of the wealth, and 13
per cent of tho population owns 90
per cent of the wealth, while 87 per
cent of the population owns only 10
per cent of the wealth they wonder
if everybody who creates wealth is
receiving a square deal.
A DIRE SIGNIFICANCE
The dire significance of the total
(seven hundred and twenty-five
thousand) casualties of the highway,
caused by motor-vehicles last year
in this country is difficult for the
mind to grasp without illumination
by concrete comparison. Compared
with the total population of the Uni
ted States, it means that, on an av
erage, one person in every 154 was
killed or injured by an automobile.
Compared with tho total number of
registered motor-vehicles the ratio
was one person killed or injured to
every 28 mot or-vehicles register
ed. Our overseas army numbered
more than two million officers and
men. As the result of all its battle?
and engagements with the enemy the
sum total of its losses in killed, in
cluding those that died of wounds,
was less than fifty-one thousand
lives; and besides these fatalities the
total of its wounded numbered less
than two hundred thousand. Com
pare these data of our army's casual
ties in the World War with the
twenty-five thousand killed and seven
hundred thousand injured by motor
vehicles last year, and draw your
own conclusions as to tho pressing
ih'h1 of effective measures to check
tli is peace-time wastage of human be
ings. The foregoing figures and compar
isons illustrate tho terrible menace
to life and limb Involved iii the cure
less or otherwise improper operation
of motor-vehicles. Those who are in
a position to know, and whosa duty
A. McBRIDE, Executor.
WILL M. PETERSON, Attorney.
tate made. Dated this 20th day of
farmer. In other words they want to August, VJW.
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rehabilitated with United States gov
ernment money at less than the in
terest rate, and have twice as long to
pay back as our own farmers
Being neither fools nor medicants
they wonder why congress would
pass the Adamson law which shorten
ed tho hours of railroad hborers
from 10 to 12 to 8 hours and added
HOARD OF GOLD
'Real U. S. Treasury' 85 Feet
New York. The "real treasury of
the United States" is in New York,
and not Washington. It is In the Fed
eral Reserve Bank building in the
financial district, 85 feet below the
floors of which are great stacks of
President Louis Borno of Haiti saw
the shining hoard on his recent visit
here, and exclaimed involuntarily,
"Marvelous I One's feelings cannot be
put into words." He and the party
with him were guided by Pierre Jay,
president of the Federal Reserve
An elevator took the party to "Level
E," which, Mr. Jay explained, was the
lowest of five subsurface floors, given
over 'to the storage of bullion. It is
50 feet below tidewater. The party
halted at iron-grilled doors while
guards peered out, and other watch
men inspected all corridors prelim
inary to opening the door.
When it was swung open President
Borno entered, then looking around,,
asked, "But where Is the gold?"
"On the other side of this steel wall,
which is ten feet thick," replied Mr.
The only entrance to the vault prop
er, he pointed out, was through a ver
tical section of steel, shaped like a
cylinder, and weighing ten tons. The
cylinder rotated, disclosing a slot the
width of a man's shoulders, through
which the party passed. Another
heavy door of one-Inch steel bar was
in the Inner vault Through still an
other set of heavy steel grills he gazed
at treasure enough to stock ten Treas
ure islands, or buy out a hundred Cap
A few minutes earlier In the count
ing department he had seen great
piles of bills of all denominations ris
ing in bales to the ceiling, and Mr. Jay
explained : "Here Is some of the gold
In back of those bills."
President Borno gazed for minutes
at the long Ingots from South Africa,
the flatter ingots from the London
house of Rothschilds, the heavy bars
of the United States treasury, long
banks of yellow, gleaming brightly un
der high-power electric lights.
"The wealth of the United States 1"
was his only remark.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given, that the un
dersigned has been appointed admin
istratrix of the estate of Michael J.
Ryan, deceased, in the County Court
in the State of Oregon, for Umatil
la County. All persons having claims
against the said estate are hereby
required to present such claims duly
verified, and with proper vouchers at
tached, to the undersigned at the of
fice of Raley, Raley & Steiwer, in the
American National Bank Building, in
Pendleton, Oregon, within six months
from date of this notice, the same
being dated and published the first
time this 13th day of August, 1926.
As Administratrix of the Estate of
Michael J. Ryan, Deceased.
Raley, Raley & Steiwer and II. J.
Warner Attorneys for Administra
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court for the State of
Oregon for the County of Umatilla.
In the 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 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 as by law required.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 29th
day of July, 1920.
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, 1926 at the hour of ten o'clock
A. M. as the time and the County
Court room in the Courthouso at
Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon,
as the place for the hearing of ob
jections to such final account and the
FELICITA FRANCES GARFIELD
Executrix of tho 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
1,200 Tons of New Paper
Money Made Every Year
Washington. Twelve hundred tons
of paper money Is being manufactured
each year by the United States gov
ernment to supply the needs of the
country. In 12 months approximately
1,000,000,000 new pieces of paper
monev are put into circulation. The
same number are worn out each year.'
The life of a dollar bill Is estimated
at six months, or shorter than ever
before" In history.
The use of paper money In this
country has Increased three-fold dur
ing the last 15 years. At the same
time the government has been seek
ing ways and means of Increasing the
life of paper money. Paper which Is
100 per cent stronger than the pres
ent standard Is to be put Into use
The cost of the annual replacement
of paper money Is 'estimated at $4,000,
0(M). The life of paper money is stead
ily decreasing, the government reports,
due to Increased circulation and
greater carelessness In handling It.
The lesser doxology, or "Glory be to
the Father and to the Son," etc.,
seems to have come into use In the
Fourth century. The use of the
greater doxology, or "Gloria In excel
Sls" (sometimes called the angelic
hymn, from Its being an expansion of
the song of the angels In Luke 2:14)
can be traced back to the Fourth cen
tury. It appears In the Roman liturgy
at the beginning of the Sixth century.
The last stanza of the hymn, written
by Bishop Thomas Ken (1037-1711),
beginning, "Praise God from whom all
blessings flow," Is commonly cnlled
"the doxology" In Protestant churches.
(, 1528, Western Newspaper Union.)
Wall not for precious chance
' passed away;
Weep not for golden ages on the
Each night I burn the records of
At sunrise every soul Is born
SEASONABLE GOOD THINGS
The busy housewife with one pair
of hands at command to do the dally
tasks, must do without
many frills In cookery,
no matter how much she
may enjoy them. How
ever a few minutes spent
In simple garnishing Is
well spent time.
Carrot Pudding. Take
one cupful of grated car
rot, one cupful of grated
potato, one egg, one-half cupful of
sugar, one-half cupful of shortening,
one-half cupful of raisins, one tea
spoonful of soda and one cupful of
flour. Steam one hour. ;
Sour Meat. Take a' nice piece of
round steak, lay it In vinegar with one
onion, a teaspoonful of whole allspice,
salt and pepper mixed, one bayleaf,
allow it to stand for three days.
Brown the meat In a hot frying pan,
pour over the vinegar and sufficient
water In equal parts to cover the meat
and simmer until tender. Strain the
gravy, then thicken It and pour around
the meat when serving.
Chocolate Cookie Cream one-half
cupful of shortening with one cupful
of sugar, add one beaten egg. Add
one-half cupful of sour milk with one
half teaspoonful of soda, two bquares
of chocolate melted over hot water
and one and one-half cupfuls of flour.
Drop by spoonfuls on baking sheets
and bake In a moderate oven. Top
with icing prepared from powdered
sugar, butter and a little vanilla and
Drop Doughnuts. Take one-half
cupful of sugar, one-half cupful of
milk, one and one-half cupfuls of
flour with one teaspoonful of baking
powder, a pinch of salt and ginger, a
grating of lemon rind. Beat the egg
white, add sugar gradually, then the
beaten yolk, flavoring, salt, milk and
flour. Drop by teaspoonfuls Into hot
fat and cook until brown. Roll in
powdered sugar, then cool.
Stewed Lettuce. Cook- lettuce as
greens In very little moisture, serve
with melted butter, a dash of vinegar,
pepper and salt Onion juice may be
added for seasoning If liked. -
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That Money Buys
Kippered Salmon, all Kinds of Salt Fish. Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season.
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DRS. A. D. & R. A. FRENCH
French Optical Parlors
15 E. Main St Phone 653
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Dolph Thompson, Manager
The week-end Recreation Resort for Athena and vicinity. Good
Hotels and cabin accommodations at reasonable rates. Swimming
and fishing,' picnics etc.
Dances every Saturday night
u J0 Frigidaire
Ji Gmphte with Cabinet
H. J. Cunningham, Dealer, Pendleton, Oregon
I Eat at the
Lunch and Meals Served at all Hours. You can buy
. Golden Crust Bread Here.
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Courteous Treatment. Clean Beds
' Good Meals
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrons
Corner Main and Third
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Is made in Athena. b' Athena labor, in one ot the very- best
equipped mills in the Northwest, of the best selected Bluest em
wheat grown anywhere. Patronise home industry. Your
grocer sells the famous American Beauty Flour
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