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Athena, Oregon, March 18 1927
NEW UNIVERSITY PROGRAM
At a recent meeting, the faculty
of the University of Oregon made
rulings which will result, in import
ant changes in the conduct of the in
stitution. These changes are so re
voluntionary in character that it is
remarkable that they are so quietly
inaugurated, with little evidence of
dissent on the part of the conserva
tives who are to be found on every
Perhaps the explanation for this
unanimity lies in the fact that the
college program has for a year been
under consideration by committees
from the faculty and the student
body, that the reports finally adopted
represent the result of long and
careful study, with general discus
sions which have taught every resi
dent of the campus something of the
need and the desirability of these
So happily undertaken, the new
plan has added prospect of success.
The new program, as announced,
establishes a line of demarcation at
the end of the sophomore year, mak
ing the first two years a junior col
lege, from which one may "graduate"
with a feeling that he has completed
something. There are many students
who cannot profitably devote more
than these two years to college life,
and by securing their graceful re
tirement at this point, the university
clears its decks for the better action
of the students who remain.
Furthermore, the ambitous student
will be granted greater liberties in
his junior and senior years, to order
his own work and follow the trails
of his curiosity to their conclusion.
The one who wants to study will bo
relieved of the routine devised for
those who must be made to stu.iy.
The effect of the new plan is to get
away from the teaching of classes,
to the education of the individual.
There is so much of dry-as-dust
mechanics in our educational system
that one is moved to welcomo any
change, as indicating life and growth.
One that offers such promise as this
is all the more to be commended.
The people of ,the state will watch
its operation with interest, and since
they realize the difficulties of any
novel undertaking, they should await
its experiment with patience. Port
long passed the buck up to Wood,
for being clever, and now the Wil
lamette brethern have learned why.
The "arf and arf" is the latest
bob, in which the hair is drawn back
severely on one side. The ear on
this side is not permitted to show. On
the other side the ear is permitted
to show, and it is on this side that
you are supposed to do your whimp
Either boneheads should hereafter
do the diving stunts in swimming
tank exhibitions, or else spring mat
tresses should be provided to cover
the tank bottoms. Altogether too
many fractured skulls for the good
of aquatic sports.
Who said the groundhog is not a
good weather prophet? And then
comes Easter with seven Sundays
They are trying to take the lid off
down in Nevada. The State assembly
voted to legalize gambling by 20
to 14, and it is likely that the senate
will follow suit not with cards
Eleven-year-old Portland girl
"hookied" from school for six days,
sleeping in barns and woods, sellinrr
stolen milk bottles for food, and had
a peck of fun riding a stolen bicycle;
a case of experience vs. school tests.
Scotland distillery interests say
their liquor exports have been cut
one-half. The lost half may be lo
cated by the canny Scots in the label
rooms of American lithographers.
"German Duchess Broke," reads
headline. First we had heard of it.
Orting, Washington, Exchange
Coming as a surprise to their
many friends here was the report
that Mr. Irving Otterson and Miss
Hazel Miller were united in marriage
in Tacoma on Wednesday, March 9
The ceremony was performed by Jus
tice Blanche Miller in the afternoon
The wedding was a quiet affair, on
ly a few friends and relatives of the
couple witnessing the marriage. Mr,
and Mrs. Floyd West accompanied
the happy pair and attended them
during the ceremony.
Bo,th the parties are well known
to Orting people, Mr. Otterson hav
ing grown to young manhood in
this community and gained many
friends through his cheerful and en
terprising manner. The bride, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Mil
ler, of Athena, Oregon, has become.
well acquainted here through her
visits with relatives at this place.
The newly wedded pair will reside
in the home owned by Mr. Otterson
on Railroad avenue, and are at home
to their friends.
Entertained Dinner Party
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFadden en
tertained a party of friends at din
ner, Monday evening. Daffodils grac
ed the centerpiece arrangement,
while place cards and favors were,
carried out in a St. Patrick's Day
motif and following the dinner
hour, the evening was spent at
bridge, four tables being in play.
Guests were Mr. and Mrs, Arthur
Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Prest
bye, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Prestbye,
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dudley, Mr. and
Mrs. R. B. McEwen, Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Lieuallen Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Vic
tor llirsch, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mc
Fadden. Mrs. E. C. Prestbye and Mr.
Dudley won the honors at bridge.
A sacred program arranged by
Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton and Mrs. O.
O. Stephens was given at the meet
ing of the Etude club at the home of
Miss . Edna Pinkerton Thursday of
last week. Refreshments were serv
ed by Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton and
Mrs. Stephens. Guests were, Miss
Hilda Dickenson, Mrs. Fred Pinker
ton, Mrs. Will Pinkerton and Mrs.
Alex Mclntyre. The program fol
lows: Song, "He Keeps Me Singing"
Etude club; Reading, "Child's Pray
er" Mrs. C. M. Eager; Piano solo,
Mrs. Max Hopper; Paper on Sacred
music, Mrs. Lewis Stewart; Duet,
"Rock of Ages" Mrs. R. B. McEwen
and Miss Edna Pinkerton; Solo, Mrs
David Stone; Quartette, "I Love to
Think of Jesus" Mrs. Archie Mcln
tyre, Miss Sadie Pambrun, Mrs. Ar
thur Douglas and Mrs. Frank Ames;
Contest of familiar hymns; Reading,
Miss Bateman; Trio, Mrs. Bryce Bak
er, Mrs. Lloyd Michener and Miss
Rodman; Duet Miss Terry and Mrs.
Floyd Pinkerton; Reading, Mrs. Had
A vivid comparison of British and
American law and court procedure
stands out this week wherein a Lon
don murderer was convicted and turn
ed over by the court for execution in
short order, and the escape of three
convict murderers from the Joliet,
Illinois jail. Nearly a year ago these
convicts with three others had mur
dered a prison warden in an attempt
ed escape from the penitentiary. By
long, tedious process they had been
convicted and sentenced to the death
penalty. But instead of the sentence
being executed they have been kept
in jail on one pretext or another for
months, protected by provisions of
the criminal code, and when they
made their escape, shooting down
two officers in their effort,
a judge was about ready to
grant a review of the murder case.
Is it any wonder that Chicago with
its hordes of "skos," "ittis," "skis,"
and "offsys" and other banditti
scum, is looked upon as being the
world's cradle of crime and murder?
California Prospects Good
Henry Collins, miller and grain
dealer of Pendleton, returning from
California, said to the East Oregon
ion: "California has the best crop
prospects in years. The wheat crop
will be unusually large and will be
from 20 to 25 million bushels and
barley 700,000 tons. The rains have
been very heavy and it rained every
day while I wus in California, which
is very unusual for that country."
Bank of Stanfield Closed.
The Bank of Stanfield, at Stan
field, Oregon, was closed Saturday
by order of the state banking de
partment. Guy Hickok, examiner of
the state banking department, said
that the closing was the result of
withdrawals of desposits following
the death of Dr. Henry Waldo Coe
of Portland, who had been aiding
the bank for some time.
Went 50 Straight
Marion Hansell and Steve took
their mascot (Bert Ramsey) down
to the Pendleton shoot last Sunday,
and dinged if both the lads didn't
run up a score of 50 targets
straight. Of course, Ramsey is claim
ing all the credit for the fine score,
but the boys did the shooting. Four
shooters went 25 straight.
More and more the process of
bulking instead of sacking the grain
crops of Umatilla county, is being
favored by wheatraisers. A sub
stantial addition to the Farmers
Grain Elevator plant at Athena is
under way of construction, for addi
tional storage of bulk grain. A sec
ond elevator of 75,000 bushels capa
city is being built at Adams, by one
of the big farmers of that section.
Other farmers are looking toward
the building of storage tanks on
their farms in anticipation of using
them for temporary storage purpos
es during the harvest season, later
hauling the bulked crop to the re
ceiving elevator. The difference in
the cost of sacks, as against th
bulking cost is said to be more than
enough to justify the change.
Either they have mighty good law
yers at Pendleton, or justice court
juries are easy to get along with
down there. A man charged with
driving an automobile while intoxi
cated was found not guilty. Too
drunk to know what he was doing
and temporary insanity, persuade 1
the jury to acquit him,
It would appear that Clark Wood
was very much of a success as
speaker before the conference of
Oregon newspaper men at Eugene.
We fellows of Eastern Oregon have
Scouts on Hike
Pilot Rock boy scouts made a 20-
mile hike, from Pilot Rock to Mc
Kay dam and return. Campfire lunch
was enjoyed by, the young trooper.?
on their arrival at the dam.
For Sale A small car at a bar
gain. Mrs. Zcltha Mclntyre, Athena,
Seed Potatoes J. E. Froom has
rjetted Gem seed potatoes for sale.
Pasture Dave Stone has good
pasture for a limited number of
horses and mules. Phone 24F15,
Incubator New Buffalo Incubator.
Half Price. F. J. Jackson.
For Sale Twenty-one head young
mules 15 to 5 years old and ten head
good young horses. F. J. Watkins,
Fifth Street, Athena, Oregon.
Bell & Dickenson, draymen, have
acquired a team of horses to do gar
den plowing and other work as re
quired. Special attention will be giv
en to spring plowing, fertilizer and
dirt hauling, cellar excavation, etc.
Cull on us to haul away your winter's
accumalation of rubbish.
Horses and Mules
George Shaver of Union has ar
rived in Athena with a carload of
good young stock all broke to work.
Horses and Mules
Wait for this bunch, it's a good
cne. See them at Bolin's Corral
near Lumber Yard,
What may be the departing gest
ure of winter greeted Athena people
when they arose from bed Monday
morning and beheld a light fall of
snow on the ground. Low down on
the foothills the ground remained
white until Wednesday, with freezing
temperatures at night. So far no
damage has been reported from
What Interested Him
One of our customers Is a merchant
who thinks, eats, and sleeps in terms
of business. Bis business Interests
him more than anything else lu the
world. One night, according to the
story, his wife discovered hi in stand
ing over his baby's crib. She saw lu
his face rapture, doubt, admiration,
despair, ecstasy, Incredulity.
Naturally, she was touched at this
somewhat unusual parental attitude,
so with glistening eyes she arose uud
slipped her arms around hi m.
"A penny for your thoughts," she
said In a voice tremulous with ten
derness. Startled Into consciousness, he
blurted out: "For. the life of me, I
can't see how anybody can make a
crib like that for $3.49." Old Colony
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Kaiser's Experts Let
Big Opportunity Pass
Colonel Deport, iuveutor of the "75,"
the rapld-liring gun that saved
France, died a few years after the
war. p.efore he passed away the col
onel wrote the story of the gun and
revealed how France came within an
ace of losing the plans and models
long before the war. When the first
models had been constructed, they
were carefully sealed in a freight car
ami shipped to au Isolated section of
the country for a tryout. The cur
was by mistake hooked up to a goods
train, destined for Uennnny and ac
tually landed on "German soil. The
(lermans opened the car and immedi
ately ollleers of the artillery school
cume down to examine the guns mi
nutely. Hut they let them go again, re
porting that no olllcer would be able
to manage a battery of guns that
could each fire a hundred shots per
minute. And so the gun cume back,
though the Hermans managed to make
an Imperfect copy. The real secret
of the hydropneumatique wus never
mastered in Germany, even in 1914,
when the kaiser's armies captured
plenty of models. Pierre Van I'aas-
seu, In the Atlanta Constitution.
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Whitehead's Barber Shop
Feminist Bride of Senator Dill.
Cold Springs Harbor, N. Y. Miss
Rosalie Gardner Jones, prominent
feminist, Tuesday became the bride of
United States Senator Clarence C. Dill
of Washington. They were married in
the Episcopal church of St. John here
with the rector, the Rev. Harry Bar
rett, officiating. Only intimate friends
attended the ceremony. Miss Louise
Jones, older sister of the bride, was
her sole attendant.
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One of the novelties introduced In
the game of billiards was the playing
of n game on horseback by the mem
bers of the Paris Jockey club in 1S!S
The horses were taken up n Bight ft
stairs to the billiard room with great
dilticulty. The game was for 12
points up and was linished lu 20 min
utes. The origin of the game of billiards
Is rather hazy. Too great proficiency
at billiards even today Is said by
many to be a sisa of . a misspent
youth, and it was perhaps this idea
that kept our forefathers so quiet upon
the subject, says n writer In Tlt-llfts.
That It existed centuries ago is indi
cated by a passage in Shakespeare's
"Cleopatra" In which she invites
Charwion to play billiards with her.
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Main Street Athena, Oregon
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State and Federal Court Practice
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French Optical Parlors
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