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Mrs. Henry Koepke Jr., is visiting
her sister at Spokane.
F. B. Radtke has purchased a new
Studebaker Commander sedan.
Alf Johnson of Walla Walla was
a business visitor here Tuesday.
Rex Ellis of Pendleton was an
Athena visitor here Wednesday.
Frank Greer of Weston, transacted
business in Athena Wednesday.
Mrs. Flo Harrington of Milton, was
h guest of Mrs. Rose Miller, Monday.
Mrs. George Finch has returned
from a visit to relatives at Portland.
Dr. J. L. Geyer has returned from
Portland where he spent the week
Miss Edna Shepcrdson of Baker,
was a visitor in Athna one day this
Mrs. C. M. Eager came up from
Seaside and spent the week end in
Mrs. H. I. Watts and Mrs. W. S.
Ferguson were Walla Walla visitors
N. A. Miller and Sanford Stone
made an automobile trip to Wallowa
The home of Mrs. Jennie Gross is
being repainted. Henry Miller is do
ing the work.
Mrs. May English of Weston Moun
tain was a business visitor in Athe
Mrs. Julia Hodgen is at Duncan,
where she is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. William Myrick who resides
near Pendleton visited Sunday with
relatives in Athena.
Miss Edna De Freece ha3 returned
from La Grande, where she spent a
week with relatives.
William McBride of Pertland is
visiting his daughter Mrs. J. A.
Lumsden, at Weston.
Mrs. Ella Martin of Ellensburg, is
in" Athena visiting at the home of
her son Earl Martin.
Miss Genevieve Hopper of Pendle
ton, was in Athena Monday, a guest
of Miss Edna DeFreece.
Mrs. Tom Mosgrove of Milton was
a visitor Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Jesse Myrick.
Miss Savannah Smith is spending
the week here from Heppner, where
she is visiting her sister.
Two bunches of horses have gone
through Athena recently bound for
the killing plant at Echo.
G rover Despain formerly in ttie
grocery business in Athena, was heie
Wednesday from Pendleton.
Mrs. Glenn Dudley, Mrs. Ralph
McEwen and Miss Evelyn Bragg
spent Monday in Walla Walla.
Kyle Long, of Pendleton,. Buick
automobile agent, was in the city
Monday, transacting business.
Mrs. C. E. Fiske and Mrs. Verne
Smith with their children left Mon
day for a vacation at the coast.
Mrs. Carl McConnell of Walla Wal
la, visited at the home of her sister,
Mrs. C. L. McFadden, Tuesday.
Mrs. Otho Reeder entertained the
W. C. T. U. Tuesday afternoon. About
fifteen ladies were present and en
joyed a pleasant meeting. Later in
the evening delicious ices were serv
ed. tember, at the home of Mrs. M. M.
Johns.' Mr. Johns is agent for the
Examiner' at Wilmar, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Melville Johns and
daughter, are here from California to
remain until about the first of Sep
Mrs. E. M, Bollinger, who has been
ill at the home of her daughter
Milton, is reported to be improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDonald of
Milton attended the funeral of the
late Mrs. Alvin Johnson in Athena,
John Stanton has returned from
his annual sheep shearing tour in
Montana and is now expert machin
ist for Walter Adams.
Miss Vivian Kidwell whose home is
in Pomeroy, Washington, is a house
guest of Miss Lois Mclntyre. Miss
Kidwell will be here a week.
Miss Evelyn Bragg of Portland
who has been visiting Mrs. Glenn
Dudley for several weeks left Wed
nesday morning for her home.
Miss Marie Foster, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Barney Foster has accepted
a position as bookkeeper with the
Preston-Shaffer Milling company.
Justin Harwood is completing the
painting of the interior and exterior of
the J. W. Pinkerton home at the cor
ner of Fourth and Jefferson streets.
Mrs. Delia Booher, Miss Marjorie
Booher, Mrs. Williams and daughter
Miss Hazel Williams, were in Athe
na Sunday evening from Walla Wal
la. Rev. Bollinger has returned from
McMinnville and Portland. While
away Mr. Bollinger attended the
Baptist state convention at McMinn
ville. Mrs. Lowell Harder and daughter
Mary jane of Milton were weok end
visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank DeFreece, parents of Mrs.
Mrs. Omer Stephens, Mrs. 13.
B. Richards and son Roland, are
camping on the Umatilla river, at
the Edgar Forrest place, during the
Groups of Athena ' people have
found relief from the heat of the
past week by swimming in the Uma
tilla, at Bingham Springs and at
pools in neighboring towns.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFadden, Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Hirsch, Mr. and Mrs.
Forrest Zerba and Mr. and Mrs. Jus
tin Harwood attended the Legion con
vention at La Grande Friday.
Miss Peggy Moore who makes her
home with her uncle Dr. W. G. Cow
an, is in Spokane visiting relatives.
She wyi return here about the first
of September, to enter school.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Geissel and
daughter Beverley of Milton and
William Dixson of Freewater spent
Saturday evening and Sunday in
Athena, with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Fred Pinkerton spent a couple
of dayS at Bingham Springs visiting
at the cabin of Mrs. Pearl Hales and
Mrs. Clifford Holdman of Pendletcn,
who are domiciled there for the sum
While on their vacation trip to the
coast and Willamette valley points,
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McPherson vis-
Bath Powder and Salts
Shaving Brush and Razor
Palmolive Shaving Cream
and a can Talcum free
We are equipped to furnish either
perpetual or annual care of lots in
the Athena Cemetery", at reason
ATHENA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
See: E. C. Prestbye, Secretary, or Ike Phillips, Sexton.
ited at the home tf Mrs. George
Thompson, at Eugene. Mrs. Thomp
son expects to come to Athena for a
business visit in the near future.
Mrs. Jennie Gross, Mrs. Grant
Prestbye and Miss Jennamae Kead
left Monday evening for Kalispell,
Montana where they will visit rela
tives. They are making the trip by
Mr. and m Mrs. Alec Anderson of
Portland spent Monday at the M. L.
Watts home. The visitors were en
joying a moto trip and were en
route to Foley Springs on the Mc
Mrs. Mary A. Crawford, sister of
Mr. Noah Buroker of Athena passed
away in Walla Walla Monday night.
Mrs. Crawford was one of the oldest
pioneers of Walla Walla valley resid
ing there since 1865.
Francis Stamper, seven-year-old
trader, one day this week trafficed
off a pup for a pigeon. There was
no "boots" coming either way and
Francis figgers he made a good
enough trade, at that.
Mr. and Mrs. George Banister are
home after several weeks spent at
Portland and Bend. Mr. McArthnr,
at whose home in Portland, Mr. and
Mrs. Banister visited, is reported to
be much improved in health. "
Thomas P. Mosley of California,
was in Athena Wednesday, visiting
old-time friends and renewing ac
quaintances. He was en route to Al
berta, where he has farming interests
and where two sons and a daughter
John Robinson's "Varsity Vaga
bond's" from University of Oregon
played for their second dance at Le
gion Hall, Monday evening. The Or
chestra came from Wallowa Lake for
its second engagement here. It was
announced that the Orchestra will
give its third dance here inthe near
Miss Jaunita Smithpeters of Baker,
was a guest of Miss Hilda Dicken
son Friday. Miss Smithpeters left
Saturday for La Crosse, where she
will visit a sister Mrs. Paul Zaring.
Miss Smithpeters will stop in Athe
na on her return trip home in a few
weeks. " "
Wade Goodman, of Rogers & Good
man, was over from Walla Walla
Wednesday. Wade is a busy body
about this time of the year, vhen
his services are demanded by those
who purchase international machin
eryand most everybody does, who
uses farm machinery.
Mrs. A. B. McEwen is spending
the week at the ranch. She will
leave Sunday for her home in Port
and and will be accompanied by her
daughter Mrs. H. A. Barrett and
three granddaughters, Lucille, Gene
vieve and Beverly Barrett. They
will make the trip in Mrs. Barrett's
new Riekenbacker sedan.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haynie and
little daughter Margaret, are here
from Bend, visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. George Banister. Mi.
Haynie who has been connected with
the J. C. Penney company store at
Bend, will soon go to Burns, Harney
county, to manage as part owner, a
J. C. Penney company store at that
The Athena Bridge club was enter
tained Friday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. W. S. Ferguson. Three tables
were in play, clever nosegays of
dainty confections marking the
places. Flowers in pastel shades
were used about the rooms. Mrs. B.
B. Richards held high score and Mrs.
F. C. Adams of Palo Alto, was pre
sented with the guest prize. Mrs. W.
P. Littlejohn received the consolntion.
The hostess served refreshing punch
during the afternoon.
Agent Eager was custodian of a
shipment of horses that came in ov
er the Union Pacific, Saturday night.
The consignment wa3 direct off the
range and showed no respect for
railroad property. They broke the
water pipe at the stockyards, and the
iget undertook . to water the herd
out of a tub, Sunday morning, and in
a short while they had wrecked the
tub, all of which occurring on a hot
and dusty morning, made the agent
didn't care a whoop whether the
stock drank alkali dust or the tub
Clusters of colorful summer flow
ers decked the attractive rooms, of
the C. L. McFadden home Thursday
when Mrs. McFadden and Mrs. . C.
Prestbye entertained in honor of- Mrs.
Victor Hirsch. Bridge was the di
version of the afternoon five table3
being in play. Mrs. M. L. Watts
made high score, and Mrs. Bryce Ba
ker received the consolation prize.
Mrs. Hirsch was presented with a
beautiful guest prize. ' After - the
play the hostess served a dainty
salad and delicious ices. The guests
included, Mrs. C. E. Fisk, Mrs. N.
Jones and Mrs. -Verne Smith, all of
Weston, and Mrs. F. C. Adam3, of
Palo Alto, California. v
Card of Thanks
We desire to extend our heartfelt
thanks and appreciation for the as
sistance and sympathy extended us
in our bereavement in the loss of our
beloved wife and mother, also for
the beautiful floral offerings.
ALVIN JOHNSON AND
Old English Monarch
Man of Modern Ideas
Burglary lnsuruuce is no modern in
stitution: It seems to have existed
from the time of King Alfred and was
probably introduced by this king who,
had he lived in these times, would
have made a name as a successful
business man. -
The town of ' IMpon, England, he
gave in 8G0 into the charge of a coun
cil, who appointed a watchman to
blow a horn every night at nine
o'clock. Between that hour and sun
rise the town was quiet and no one
was supposed to be abroad. But
Itlpon was not altogether a law-abiding
place and presently the town au
thorities found it necessary to pro
tect Us peaceful citizens against raid
ers and robbers.
And so a law was passed that any
householder wishing so to protect his
house from robbery should pay 4
pence a year to the authorities. Then,
if ids house was entered and his goods
stolen or damaged between the blow
ing of the horn und sunrise, he could
claim from the town council, who un
dertook to compensate hii Music
Music of the Desert '
During the holy month of Itama
tlinti, when the' Mussulman feasts only
after sundown,, the Sudanese reveille
awakes tiie sleeping soldier at mid
night. It Is the voice of the desert It
self, expressed by sons of the desert.
The golden notes of massed bugles rls
lug In the silent night, and the swell
ing roll of the drums, are thrilling be
yond description, because they are the
vocal spirit of an intangible something
that always touches the soul of man.
The deep velvet sky, the glowing
planets, the vastness and silence of
the desert, the utter absence of dis
traction, make It a blending of perfect
beauty ; so perfect that one scarcely
breathes for fear of breaking an Il
lusion. William A. Anderson In Ad
Eight Air Heroes Dine Together.
Boston, Mass. For the first time
since the Atlantic and Pacific flights
which made them famous, eight of
America's leading aviators were
brought together here. At a break
fast tendered by Mayor Malcolm
Nichols, Colonel Charles A. Lind
berg was joined by Lieutenants Le3ter
J. Maitland and Albert P. Hegen
berger, Pacifio fliers Commander Rich
ard E. Byrd ami his crew on the flight
to France; Lieutenant George O. No
ville, Bert Acosta and Bernt Balchan,
and by Clarence D. Chamberlin, who
flew to Germany.
Chicago. ---.uis. i-iuiip ii. Armour
wife of the founder of Armour & Co.,
and motl.f.r of J. Oplen Armour, ser
iously ill in London, died at her home
here following a long Illness.
Services will be held Sunday morn
ing, Bible school at 10 a. in., and
preaching at 11 a. m.
REV. HACKETT, Pastor.
Sunday school at 9:45 A. M. The
adult topic is, "The Obligations of
Friendship." Society is cooperative
whether we like it or not. If you
think not just separate yourself and
children from associates and see.
After two weeks of Convention and
Assembly work the pastor will talk
on "Harvest Men Wanted," at 11:00
A. M. and "A Happy Life," at 8:00
P. M. Young Peoples meeting at
7:00 P. M. This is camping season
but it makes a great difference where
you camp, yet the place will be de
termined by your attitude and not
the geographical location. Join the
Young People if you want to enjoy
Young Peoples Prayer meeting ev
ery Tuesday evening at 8:00 P. M.
Nothing in our Convention or As
sembly though many good things were
presented, equaled this idea of a
Young Peoples Prayer meeting.
Many said they never heard it on
this wise before. No less of import
ance is the Sunday e'vening B. Y. P.
U. at 7:00 P. M. The Thursday even
ing Prayer, Praise and Bible study
furnish the dynamic for christian
work. This Power House of Chiist
ian strength is Christs example to
In times of plenty and ease, we
may not feel called upon to render
an accounting but when our re
sources are at an end, then whose
shall these things be? Not account
able to men but to God.
E. M. BOLLINGER, Pastov.
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THE STANDARD THEATRE
Saturday, July 30
Big Tim McCoy and Dorothy Sebastian
A gorgeous film romance of early pioneering days in California. Action all
the way, in a yarn by America's greatest story-teller. Never has dashing Tim
McCoy had a finer role than in this stirring romance of pioneering days in ;
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Sunday. July 31
and a Fine Cast
A very pleasing bit of entertainment. ''Sadie" is a girl who rides the sub
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Rolls Royce, laughs along the way, thrills around the curves, high speed on
the long stretches. Not a big show but one that will hold its own with many
a so-called special. "
Admission Prices, 10c-25c-35c
Lindbergh's Flight, Saturday August 6th.
Wednesday September 7tH.