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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1926)
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Standard tomorrow night.
Fuel dealers were swamped with
orders during the cold snap.
F. S. LeGrow made a short busi
ness trip to Portland this week.
Wade Goodman, of Walla Walla,
was a business visitor i;i Athena,
Miss Ellen Henry is cnivted home
from Willamette University for the
Mrs. Nell Underwood of Condon, is
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Banister is home from Cheney,
where he attended the first semester
at the normal school.
Roland Richards who has been
quite ill with an attack of intestinal
influenza is improving.
Sim J. Culley, prominent farmer,
and Lance Kellogg, Weston banker,
were in Athena, Monday. t .
Miss Phyllis Dickenson who is a
student at Monmouth Normr.l school
will ccme home for the holidays.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Smith,
December 1.1, 1920, a son. The young
ster has been named Cecil Morris.
Mrs. I. E. Severson of Walla Walla
is in Athena. She attended the fun
eral of Mrs. Z. W. Lockwood Wednesday.
Standard, Sunday night.
Jesse Gordon recently returned
from Spokane, where he visited h'.f
father, John Gordon, who is in ill
Manager Ames of the local Stand
ard Oil company station reported the
lowest temperature registration for
Monday night ten below.
Jack Cunningham came up from
Pendleton and installed a new Delco
lighting plant at the home of Sheld
on Taylor, west of Athena.
Mrs. E. E. Goff who has been vis
iting at the home of her daughter,
for the past three weeks has return
ed to her home at Newber.
M. L. Watts and Lloyd Michener
spent Sunday in the pits at the Watts
duck shooting preserve in the Uma
pine district, with good success.
Vernon Miller is home for a few
days visit with his parents. He is
employed on a steamboat, plying be
tween Portland and St. Helens.
Miss Dorothy Lee and Miss Juanita
Woodruff who are attending Cheney
Normal school, are expected home to
morrow morning, for the Christmas
Jack Calder, plumber, has been
much in demand by Athena house
holders as the result of Cold weather,
a time when water pipes will freeze
up once in a while.
Owing to the cold weather and
snow-covered ranges, stockmen are
now winter feeding their herds. Until
Alfred H. Grebe & Company, the set manufactur
ers de luxe of Richmond Hill, Long Island, New
York, and of New York City, are now on their
usual and seasonal over-time schedule. The Grebe
receivers have an exceptional prestige on the Pa
cific Coast, where one of the very best jobbers in
the radio industry accelerates the sale of Grebe
sets to such an extent that in the past season they
have occupied the first position as largest sellers
in their class around the Golden Gate of the far
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GERALD KILGORE, Proprietor
Short Order Lunches and Meals served at all hours.
Ice Cream and Soft Drinks. A full line of Candies.
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several days ago, stock was foraging
and doing well without much barn
Local duck hunters have been mod
erately successful this week in bag
ging game. The cold and snow-covered
fields have driven the wild ducks
to the creeks and rivers.
Miss May Lanning who has been in
Walla Walla, at the home of her
parents for some time, has returned
to Athena, where she has resumed
her duties as marcellist in Pearl's
Beauty Shop. . '
Marion Hansell, John Pinkerton
and Norman Mclntyre shot 16 ducks
in the lower Pine creek country Sun
day. Tuesday Marion visited a branch
stream near town and bagged u
As Customary, the First Natioan'i
Bank of Athena, is giving its patrons
a fine calendar, for the new year. An
out door scene of rare beauty, em
bellishes the new calendar, which is
worthy a place on any wall.
Mrs. Powers of Pendleton' is in a
hospital at Portland, where she is re
ceiving medical treatment. Mrs.
Powers will be remembered in Athe
na as Miss Thelma Keen, having
visited here a number of times.
Miss Blanche Johnson, Beryl Hod
gen, Scotty Kretzer, Lefty Kretztr
and James Hodgen who are attend
ing U. of 0. at Eugene, will arrive
in the morning, to spend the vacation
period with their parents in Athen.i.
John Keen of San Diego, California
who came here to attend the funeral
of his father, the late J. W. Keen,
will return the last of this week to
his home. He has been a guest at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claud
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dudley left
here Monday for Portland, en route
to Long Beach, California, where
they will spend the winter. Their
son Glenn accompanied them to Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley are mot
Miss Roma Charlton and Miss Lois
Mclntyre who are attending Wash
ington State college at Pullman, will
leave there Friday and will stop over
at Pcmeroy and spend Saturday with
girl friends, continuing on their way
Mrs. M. L. Watts entertained at
luncheon . Thursday at the Country
club in Walla Walla with two tables
of bridge. A Christmas motif was
used as decoration. The guests in
cluded, Mrs. Clubb, Mrs. Seabeck,
Mrs. F. M. Anderson of Walla Wal
la and Mrs. H. I. . Watts, Mrs. E. 0.
Prestbye, Mrs. Max Hopper, Mrs. R.
B. McEwen and the hostess from
Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Venable and
children who are domiciled at the
coyntry home of Mr. and Mrs. Herb
ert Hales, were week end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Martin. Mr. and
Mrs. Venable and children and Mr.
and Mrs. Hales and daughters, con
template spending, the holidays in
Portland. They will make the trin
weather permitting, as they plan go
ing by motor.
The study taken up by the Athena
Study club is being much enjoyed
this season by its twenty-two mem
bers who meet alternate weeks. The
study cf Scotland, as a country and
its famous authors and poets is be
ing completed and Ireland will be the
next subject to be taken up. A topic
is assigned to each member who
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Grocery and Furnishings Store
One of the finest line of Toys ever carried in Athe
na. A big, new stock to select from. We also have
a big line of Presents for Men and Boys. Comprising
Shirts, Handkerchiefs, Silk Socks, Ties, Etc
Neatly packed in Christmas Boxes
Remember, we carr y a full line of Vegetables and Fruits for the Holiday
and Party table
Quality Quantity, Service. Phone 171. Athena, Oregon
gives points of interest gathered and
a general discussion follows. The
last meeting was held at the home
of Mrs. F. B. Boyd with a' good
number in attendance.' Mrs. K. E.
Goff was a guest of the club.
The young folks report a pleasant
time at the Legion dance in Athena,
Saturday night. The local Legion Post
has resumed the regular Saturday
night dances, the second to take
place tomorrow night. The Jolly Joy
Makers Orchestra has been engaged
to furnish the music for the dances.
Mrs. Lee Johnson who last week
went to Bend, returned to Athena
Sunday" night, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
who have been residing at Bend, will
take up their residence with Mr. and
and Mrs. Al Johnson, at their coun
try home. Mrs. Ethel Montague and
daughter Marjorie who have been
staying at the home of Mrs. Mon
tague's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
son,' will come to town and live with
Mrs. Hamp Booher.
Mrs. James Creswell surprised her
husband Thursday evening . of last
week by inviting in a number of
friends to observe his birth anniver
sary, and the occasion was a delight
ful one for those present, and a very
pleasant evening was spent at the
Creswell home. Those present were
Miss Pearl Rasmey, Miss Hilda Dick
enson,' Hiss Helen Hodgen, Miss Edna
Pinkerton, Mr. Paul Lieuallen, Mr.
Mose Banister, Mr. John Pinkerton,
Dr. Cowan and Mrs. Underwood, of
High School Notes
The school will give a Christmas
program next Thursday afternoon at
1:30 p. m. The public is invited. The
program will be as follows:
Song The School
Recitation, I Can't Blame Him
A Doll Drill Primary Roorr
Famous War Tunes to Modern Set
tings 5th & 6th Grades
Song, Jolly Old Santa Claus
3rd & 4th Girl
Dance of the Snow Flakes
Monolog, Christmas Presents
Play, Two Santa Clauses
....7th and 8th Grades
Recitation, A Present From Dottie
Play, A Corner In Heart.High school
A Christmas Lesson..'..Primary Room
Candy Cane Drill
3rd & 4th Grades with Robert Lee
The sewing class gave an exhibi
tion and a tea at the hardware store
Saturday afternoon, v They made
$17.45. This amount will be used in
purchasing a display cabinet.
Jessiedeane Dudley, Alberta Charl
ton and Lenore McNair were in Pen
Raymond Murphy Has been out of
school for the past week on account
Mi3s Rodman is taking the teach
ers eramination. Mrs. Hadley is sub
stituting in her palce.
Mr. and Mrs. Hadley were in Wal
la Walla Saturday.
Mr. Pinkerton has managed to keep
the school building warm in spite of
the cold weather.
Doctor Cowan addressed the student
body Wednesday afternoon. He told
the pupils to check the skin disease
usually - known as impetigo. There
are several cases of this disease in
the schools of Umatilla county at the
Miss Terry assisted with the music
at the funeral of Mrs. Lockwood,
Wednesday afternoon. A substitute
was secured from the high' school.
Each grade room has a Christmas
tree. , - - .'
The Christmas vacation begins
next Thursday afternoon, after the
program and extends through the fol
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rnee. Agriculture, timbering and
mining are the priiioiptil sources of
the national wealth. There Is very
little mmiufnc-turlng. The climate ia
largely tropical, and the principal
agricultural products nre Ininunan,
coffee niul sugar cane, besides some
grains for home consumption. The
forests contain mnhogany, cedar and
dye woods, which are largely ex
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gold mines, worked by American or
For the Ladies
Sweaters, Scarfs, Silk Underwear,
Silk Slips, Silk Hose, Garter Sets,
Rubber Aprons, Fancy Dishes,
For the Men
Gloves, Hats, Caps, Garters, Belts,
Armbands, Neckwear, Dress Shirts,
Silk and Silk and Wool Hose,
Shoe Trees, Fancy Box Handerchiefs, Silk Shirts, Cuff Links, Watches,
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For the Children
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Light bills are due and payable on
the 15th qf each month. If bill 13
not paid by the 25th, it will be pre
sumed that service is no longer de
sired and will be discontinued with
out further notice. In the past it has
cost us a lot of time and money to
have our collector call several times.
In the future he will make but one
Call and if for any reason the bill is
not paid, patron niav mail check to
this office. We ask the support and
co-operation of' our patrons 'along
this line, so that we will be able to
render the best possible service.
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THE STANDARD THEATRE
Saturday, December 18
Romance and Thrills go Hand in Hand in
A Mighty Epic of the Railroad and. the Wild,
Portrayed By an Unrivalled Cast
You've Read the Book-See the Play!
The Metropolitan production, "Whispering Smith," a picturization of Frank
H. Soearman's highly successful novel, is an unusual photoplay of great dra
matic interest and, therefore, one that promises much clean, wholesome en
tertainment. Lillian Rich, John Bowers, Lylian Tashman and H. B. Warner
are in the cast; George Melford directed the play!
Admission Prices, 10c-35c
Sunday, December 19
"S w.efet D&'ddies99
Will Get the Sugar
It's ah Alfred Santell Production
Charles Murray, George Sidney apd .yera Gordon
"Let's try it again we have to. keep faith with our friends." When you go
beyond the twelve mile limit there's no limit to the drama and thrills. "No
matter what your da'd or my dad says about the matter we'xe-going to get
married." "D'ya see wot's going on!" . - - -:
Admission Prices, 10c-35c
Christmas Night "Welcome Stranger"
. New Years Night "Ella Cinders"