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Athena, Oregon December 17 1920
The battle against the "white
plague," tuberculosis, is gaining
ground in the United States, under
organized effort and scientific re
search. Success in methods employed
have been so pronounced that the ob
stacle of securing tuberculor hospit
als, the principal weapon in the bat
tle, has been entirely removed, and
legislative bills creating hospital
"nds by luxation are being passed
:,, every .statf in the union. Oregon
.-s to li"c her second hospital for
vuting ii!i(."-nlcv v-atiynts, and ilj
! to be located in the eastern part f
t ie stale. The annual yale of heall i j
;ls now on, and commute .s
: a-.mghout the state report liirg
i ales than ever before.
The Oregon Tuberculosis Associa
tion finds that more "than 1,500,000
human lives have been saved in thy
United States since 1900 by (he cam
paign against tuberculosis of the
lungs, according to a' study recently
completed and published by the Na
tional Tuberculosis Association. This
is shown by the fact that in 1900 1 Vilhjalmur Stefansson, noted polar
this disease caused about 160,500 j explorer, recently said that reindeer
f'yaths, or 185 deaths to every 100,- meat frr.m Alaska will soon be popu
( .00 people living in the country at 1 larly and widely served in America.
Hat time. In 1924 when the U. J.i.j'fo test the disposition of travelers
population was more than 1 10,000,00 i through the Northwest on this ques-
1,'iere were 85,000 deaths from this ticn, the Northern Pacific railway to
rause or a rate of 78 deaths to every ' day began serving roindeer steaks
100.000 people. Had the 1900 rate from Nome, Alaska on dining cars,
continued through the entire period j The demand for "polar venison''
to 192-1, tuberculosis of the lungs was inaugurated the other day by
would have caused one and a half j Mr. Stefansson, while a passenger on
the "Noi'in uoast Limited ' oi me
day, when Henry went to the Jew
banks in New York, seeking money
to buy a railroad. Well, as the story
goes, the Jew bankers wanted Henry
to give them title to about everything
he owned as security. , So Henry
went back home and dug up the
dough elsewhere, bought the railroad,
and has been running his business
ever since on anti-Jew money. Also
he has been lambasting the almighty
Jew ever since, with more or less en
joyment to himself and to the amuse
ment of a lot of other people, but to
the annoyance and discomfiture of
the Jew. Now the Jews are prepar
ing to take a fall out of Henry.
We find that among the eighty
four persons fined $2 each in a New
Jersey recorder's court for breaking
the Sabbath under the old "Blue"
laws of that slate included: store
keepers, reporters, taxi and trolley
men, barbers, a pinochle nlayor aiid
one youth who "did fi'l'1'" ro- ynW.
Maybe that Teva - g'rl ban1; rob
ber did her stuff, just to see how
strong her young lawyer husband
could befend her in court.
Zero weather in Athena? Yep, but
it's the first that has happened in two
or three ye-a-r-s-.
Alaska Reindeer Meat "
Served On N. P. Diners
munity. The Sunday school will be
at the usual hour, but the morning
church hour will be used by. the
children for their program and tree.
Those in charge of this program are
Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton, Mrs. Ern
est Zerba, Mrs. Lee Crawford, Mrs.
Floyd Pinkerton, Mrs. Louis Keen.
The same decorations will be used
that will be used for the evening pro
gram. We believe the childrens pro
gram will be good and urge your at
tendance. At 7:?0 P. M. the church
will present the pageant "The Nativ
ity" by Margaret Snyder with selec
tions from "Ben Hur." This is the
first thing of this nature the church
has attempted for some time and will
be well worth your attendance. Tha
program will be found elsewhere in
the paper. Come and enjoy it your
self. We cordially invite all in the
I IMcthcdist Episcopal Church
Church school at JO: A. M. Morn-
: !fsr w-rshiu nt 11" A h. Then.?
; " The Birthday of Hone." Christmas
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Fresh Sweet Oranges
Fresh Sweet Oranges $3 per box of
three hundred large size. Boxes
larger than standard size. Soun.l
fruit and satisfaction guaranteed or
money back. We pay express- charges.
A box of these makes an appreciated
Christmas gift. Remit with ord.?r
ACME ORANGE FARMS,
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millions more deaths than it did
cause during this period. In the year
1924 alone, this drop in the death
rate made a clear saving of 117,700
"Other types of tuberculosis have
been likewise reduced by more than
half in this period, but the delins
(I'd not begin until 1907, the yecr
that the first Christmas seals wive,
sold and the first concerted efforts
in preventive education began to be
effective. Before 1907 the rate for
non-pulmonary tuberculosis was
PARADOXICAL BUT TRUE
"A bountiful crop of a valuable
agricultural product means misfor
tune rather than prosperity to .the
producer these days," observes' fh?
t'tnte Market Agent. "A half crop
means more money and less labor.
This fact is being vividly illustrated
in the cotton localities of the south
In 1920 cotton was well controlled by
the selling agencies of the south, and
the price went as high as 45 cents,
This price encouraged greater pro
duction and as a result in 1923 the
price went down to 30 cents, and in
1025 five million bales were carried
over in the hone of holding the mark
et steady, and when this carry-over
went onto the market this year with
the big production of the year, trie
market went to pieces with the glut
and the price down to 13 cents. Now
the south is considering legislation
to compel curtailment, of fifty per
cent and the merchants and banker.1
crganizalions are out to control fu
lare production by denying credit to
planters unless they will agre;-' to
cul down the acreage and agree to
increase the acreage of food and
Northern Pacific from Fargo, N. D.
to Spokane, Washington; he ordered
"reindeer steak." Northern Pacific
stewards are seldom "stumped," and,
while the order was an unusual one
the reindeer meat was secured by
telegraph and served to the distin
guished explorer before he left tha
Reindeer meat is becoming more
and more easily procurable with the
development of the business of furn
ishing it to large hotels in the East,
it is said. The animals are being
shipped via Seattle in increasing
"Reindeer is commonly thought of
as a wild creature of the frozen
North," A. W. Thomson, superinten
dent of Northern Pacific. diners said.
"Contrary to this general opinion,
the reindeer that is shipned to thi:i
country is a domesticated animal
raised especially for food purposes."
For sale cheap A leather covered
Morris chair, rocker and other furni
Iw'arcelling Expert Marcelling and
all lines of beauty work. Miss Chap
pelle, Weston, Oregon. Call 292 for
Tharp Bros, old stand, Athena Oresr
It is understood that the Mens
l eague, recently organized in Athe
na, will spon.se r the Boy Scout move
ment here. The league will be tak
ing action in a matter that is of ut
most impoi Inure to the general wel
fare of the biy3 of this community
when it turns its attention to organ
i,.ittg a Boy Scout troon. Here as
I'sowhctv, to be a scout trooper is
uppermost in the mind of everj hoy,
and all that is needed to have a live,
active Boy Scout troon in Athena, js
a scoutmaster to take charge of it.
The only reason a former Boy Scout
f:oop disbanded was for the lack of
someoiH- who had the time to serve
as scout master. While the troop was
functioning it made commendul li
progress and its members were in
terested in their duties. In ouv pin
ion the Men's League will find Athe
na boys elated ever the prespeU of
j ining a Boy Scout troop.
League Meetings Set
The regular meeting nights for the
Men's League have been set for the
last Friday of each month. At the
next meeting, to be held Friday even
ing, January 28, the matter of organ
izing a Boy Scout troop in Athena,
and the selection of a scoutmaster
will be taken up. League members
are becoming interested in the work j
outlined for accomplishment, and
new members are expected to. join. E.
B. Richards is president, C. L. Mc
Fadden vice-president and Charle3
Betts secretary of the league.
Served Uridce Luncheon
Mrs. II. I. Watts was hostess to a
group of friends when she entertain
ed at a one o'clock luncheon follow
ed by bridge. Two tables were in
play high score .being made by Mr.i.
I. L. Michener. Those who enjoyed
Mrs. Watts' hospitality were, Mrs. E.
J. Burchill of Pendleton, Mrs E. E.
Goff of Newberg, Mrs. I. L, Michen
er, Mrs. C. M. Eager, Mrs. W. S.
Ferguson, Mrs. M. L. Watts, Mrs F.
S. LeGrow and Mrs. R. B. McEwen.
Committee On Athletics
C. L. McFndden and O. O. Steph
ens have been appointed committee
men on lathletics, by the Men's Leag
ue, the' new local organization re
cently perfected. As the first step
in the advancement of athletics to be
sponsored by the league, volley ball
will he introduced by the committee.
A ball has been purchased and tha
games will take plaet in the high
They still breed royalists in Fr:iiv
The ether day a bunch of them made
i nch a demonstration against Bmnd
on his return from Geneva, where he
i'itf :i vci-v ilecpnt fliim in nirot in"- !
the Germans half way in a treaty
settlement, that police were called
tj settle the disturbance. France
would lighten her domestic v'.risi
tudes materially if she would shunt
h -r young royalists into u tin hat
b'-igade and send them off to S7oror-
o ! The Church of Christ
Henry Ford has been trying to tell Next Sunday will, we hope, prove
,lhe Jew what to do ever since one I one worthwhile to all in this com-
Sunday school at 9:45 A. M. Mr.
Uadley Superintendent and he earn
estly urges the Holiday Spirit to per
vade our lives. Morning Worship at
11:00 A. M. Topic, The Fight of
Faith. Junior and Senior Young Peo
ple at 5:30 P. M. and 6:30 P. M.
respectively. A splendid and grow
ing interest in young peoples work.
Evening Song and Praise service at
7:30 P. M. Topic, The Need of the
Hour. Every Thursday evening at
7:30 P. M. Prayer and Bible Study.
All cordially invited to these services
CALIFORNIA bids you
turn back the calendar
to summer and come play in
the warm sunshine.
As an added inducement the
Union Pacific now offers special
low round trip fares and assures
you a marvelous journey on the
finest of fast trains. Connections
via Portland or Salt Lake City,
MAKE TOUR RESERVATIONS NOW
,. C M. EAGER, Agent
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