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Athena, Oregon, August 5 1927
Says the Public Utility Information
Bureau: "The daily life of a utility
must be an open book, telling the pub
lie about shortcomings and failures
as truly as about long-comings and
success," declares Judge Daniel G.
Taylor, an eminent jurist of Missouri.
The adoption of a policy of "pitiless
publicity" is recommended by Judge
Taylor, who says that the function
of public utility management is an
important trust given the utilities
by the people. Judge Taylor lays
down a code of ethics for public utili
ties in which appear the following:
"The constant purpose of opera
tion should be producing the best
possible service at lowest possible
"Utilities should keep their custo
mers, security holders, public officials
and the general public fully informed
about all their operations, successes,
failures, rates of return, losses and
plans for future development.
"The public owes it to the utilities,
the operation, service and financial
return of which they have assumed
"That the companies shall be treat
ed in a liberal spirit, be permitted
to earn enough money to give good
service and to pay a fair return to
investors whose money makes good
"The public should endeavor to find
some means whereby special good
service can be rewarded. This is not
feasible under state regulation at
"The public should not permit any
public official purposely to harass a
public utility which is giving good
service at a fair rate.
"As the people, through their
agent, the state public service com
mission, have assumed to regulate the
utilities, the people owe it to them
selves as well as to the utilities to
take a lively, intelligent interest in
the operation of the business."
INDIAN'S GAIN DOUBTED
The number of individuals listed as
Indians has been increasing for many
years, according to the Pathfinder.
This apparent increase in our Indian
population, however, is due largely
to the fact that intermixture between
Indians and non-Indians is increas
ing. It is therefore uncertain, says
the bureau of American ethnology
whether the amount of Indian blood
is actually on the increase or not.
In taking the Indian census it is
customary to include nearly all mix
ed bloods. Frequently persons repre
senting only 1-6, 1-32, or even 1-64
of Indian blood are officially counted
as Indians, for only in a few tribes
is any distinction made. Consequent
ly the Indian of today is often with
out enough aboriginal blood to be dis
tinguishable in his features. In 1926
the Indian population of the United
States was given as nearly 350,000.
Now just what was that criminolo
gist hanging around tho editorial
convention for? Gosh! So far ns
we know, the bunch are nil on the
square, and tho only prevaricators
among them are a few fellows who
like to go fishing. They only warm
up when telling whoppers about the
one that got away but you never
can tell; "has anybody here seen
Kelly, Kelly with the green necktie?"
Sentencing a Portland moonshiner
to three years in the pen, Judge Mor
row, said: "The prohibition law,
now ten years old, is no longer an
experiment; there is no particular
reason to believe that it is going to
be repealed or changed, and anyone
deliberately setting cut to breal. the
law is entitled to no consideration."
After getting on to the angles cf
Pennsylvania Avenue, about all that
is left for a Washington visitor to
interest himself in is the difference
between a fellow-republican and fel
aeronautics. No sooner is one record
smashed over here than another is
soused under then the other day
Chamberlain showed them the airplane-ocean
It was left for the Indianapolis
News to be mean enough to turn this
one over: "The woman who 20 years
ago was fair, fat and forty, is now
sleek, slim and 60!"
William Randolph Hurst has bought
two more toys, morning and after
noon papers, the Pittsburgh Gazette
Times and the Pittsburgh Chronicle
Telegraph. o .
Aimee and her mother, Mrs. Ken
nedy, have arrived on the front page
again; and they will doubtless stay
there until mama's demand for a
50-50 split of Angelus lucre is made.
What some towns need instead of
knockers is a handy Andy or two,
who will step out in front of the
drum corps that is boosting for the
A persistent rumor has it that Sen
ator Hiram Johnson's "political sun
has set." Maybe so, but we're betting
that Hiram is squinting through a
telescope to locate it.
A Willamette valley walnut grow
er reports a light crop of prunes, but
what does a nut-grower know about
The meanest fellow we have rleard
of in Oregon this summer, is the
one Portland cops nipped for stealing
Hood is being climbed with such
frequency that about all the pep has
been taken out of the thrill.
Bees Dumb, bays scientist
liees may lie Imsy, but not bright,
says J. I!. Millet, a French scientist
who bus been Investigating their elll
dewy in gathering honey. Experi
ments have proved to him that the
buzzers are guided solely by odor,
and they often pass by scentless
flowers with stores of honey and go
to those Hint have n sweet perfume
and little sugar, 'lie Fays that they
even try to extract honey from per
fumed artificial flowers.
Well, who's business is it if Cal
wants to doll up in cowboy togs?
Out here in the West we have girls
who look stunning when they're rig
ged up in them, and girl's don't know
politics from peanuts, either,
Boise is crabbing about building
lots being raised in assessment valu
ations, while farm lands in Ada coun
ty have been lowered. At thHt.
maybe the process of equalization is
The world do move; Salem's entire
street car system has given way to
motor buses. More evidence of tho
survival of the fittest
Europe is all fussed up at the
manner in which American aviators
re monkeying around in the field of
Anyone wanting to buy any of the
George Shevar horses in the Barrett
pasture Va mile north of Athena, can
call me by phone No. 65 Union, Ore
gon. This stock will be sold cheap
to clean up the bunch. George Shev
ar, Union, Oregon.
Eats Fruit Tree Pests
The orchard oriole, sometimes
called basket bird, Is found In east
ern North America, over the central
plains, south to the gulf of Mexico.
The tribe Is of sulliclent numbers, snys
Nature Magazine, to be useful to Mie
agriculturist us a destroyer of injuri
ous insects and their larvae, especially
those affecting fruit trees.
(, 1927, Weatern Newspaper Union. )
For great and low there's but on
Tig that each man shall do his best.
Who works with all the strength
Shall never die In debt to man.
The following are some or the meats
we like to prepare In winter time:
Brawn or Head
Cheese. W ash
half a pig's head
in tepid water,
take out the
brains and cleanse
the head thor
oughly. Put into
then rinse well
and uover with cold water, simmer
another hour; strain the liquor, add
one quart of It to the prepared meat
and season to taste. Pack Into a mold
and let stand until chilled.
Chicken Scrapple. Into one quart
of chicken stock (boiling hot) stir one
pint of cornmeal that has been thinned
with cold water. Season to taste and
cook for half an hour, then add the
bits of chopped chicken that are at
hand. Pour into a mold and serve
fried in slices for a breakfast dish.
Ox-Joints With Vegetables. Two
ox-jolnts have enough meat on them
to furnish flavor to quite a dish of
vegetables. Cut the two tails into
pieces at the joints, put mto a sauce
pan and cover with water, boll five
minutes, drain and fry In a little but
ter to which a sliced onion has been
added. When well seared and
browned, add one-half cupful each of
carrots, celery, turnip, beans or peas,
cover with boiling water and simmer
until the vegetables are soft. Season
well with salt, pepper and a little
minced parsley. Serve with a brown
gravy poured over the ox-tails and
Sour Beef. Take one and one-half
pounds of beef, using the tougher por
tions, cut the meat Into inch squares
and brown in a little fat. Add two
tablespoonfuls of flour to. the fat in
the pan after removing the meat;
when brown add two cupfuls of water
or stock and stir until well blended.
Put in the meat, cook slowly for an
hour, then add two onions, salt and
pepper to taste and at the Inst a
tablespoonful of Worcestershire sauce
and the same of vinegar. Continue
cooking until the meat Is tender.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and
Piano must be sold Will sacri
fice fine piano in storage near here.
Will give easy terms to a responsible
person. For full particulars and
where piano can be seen address
Portland Music Company 227-6th
Street, Portland, Oregon.
Harvest Potatoes Henry Koepke
has fine Irish Cobblers at right
Mules and Horses A good bunch
of mules and horses at Pendleton,
south of Round-Up grounds. Frank
Watkins, Pendleton, Oregon.
Rhode Island Frys Joe Clemons
has Rhode Island Red frys for sale.
Wagon Racks Wagon racks for
hauling sacked wheat, for sale cheup.
Jos. N. Scott, Phone 23F4.
We Handle Genuine
Up-to-the Minute Bobs
Hair Cuts and Shingles
Whitehead's Barber Shop
SUMMER EXCURSION FARES
IN EFFECT MAY 22 TO SEPT. 30
RETURN LIMIT OCTOBER31. J927
ROUND TRIP TO
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DES MOINES 76.30
ST. LOUIS 80.35
NEW YORK 146.45
Low fares also to other points in
Middle West, South and East. ,
Liberal stopover$ permit visiting
Zlon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Rocky Moan tain Nat'l Park
For Illustrated Booklets,
Reservations and Information,
address Agent named below.
ma OVERLAND PUUTB
C. M. EAGER, Agent
Famous "Last" Names
on Pages of History
"Last of the Fathers" was a title
given by the Latin church to St.
Bernard, who lived from 1001 to 1153.
"Last of the Goths" was the title given
to Roderick, the thirty-fourth and last
of the Visigothlc line of kings, who
filled the throne of Spain from 414 to
711. To I'hllllpoeinen, who lived from
253 to 183 B. C, a native of Arcadia,
was given the appellation "Last of the
Greeks" ; and he was the last really
great and successful commander of
the ancient Greeks. "Last of the Mo
hicans" Is the title of Cooper's novel
of the same name, under which title
the Indian chief lUncas is personated.
The general Aetius lias been called the
"Last of the Romans." He checked
the lirst Invasion of Attila by the re
lief of Orleans in Guul, modern France,
In tlm year 450 A. D. With bis death,
which occurred in 454, the last support
of the western empire fell.
Old Nick is an ancient name for the
devil derived from that of the Neck
or Nikke, a river ocean god of the
Scandinavian popular mythology.
"British sailors," ays Sir Walter.
Scott, poet' und novelist, "who fear
nothing else, confess their terrors for
this terrible being, and believe him the
author of el most all the various ca
lamities to which the precarious life of
n seaman Is so continually exposed."
Scott wrote this many years ago,
nndysuperstition hns greatly decreased
Little Ted, live years old, was con
tinually losing ills .pencils in school.
Seldom an evening went, by that he
didn't como home in tears because lie
had lost h.'s pencils again.
. To put an end to It, Ills mother
wrote Ted's name on them one morn
ing. That evening he came home
weeping ns usual.
"What's wrong?" asked his mother.
"They're gone again," stammered
Ted through ids tears; "name and
"Bags" Don't Charge for It
Science, we are Informed, is com
ing to the aid of farming by doing
a job for him formerly done only
by a kind of bacteria. The Job is
to take the nitrogen out of the air
and turn It into a nitrogen com
pound which can be used as fertil
izer. The bacteria do a better job
than that. They put it right on the
roots of the plant and don't charge a
cent. Capper's Weekly.
NOTICE OF FINAL" ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Cath
erine L. Stover, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons whom it may concern: That
Joseph B. Stover, administrator of
the Estate of Catherine L. Stover,
deceased, has filed his final account
and report in the administration of
the estate; that the County Judge by
order duly made and entered, has ap
pointed Tuesday the 23rd day of Aug
ust, 1927, 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 ex
ceptions to said final account and re
port will be heard and a settlement
of the estate made.
Dated this the 22nd day of July,
JOSEPH B. STOVER, Administrator.
George R. Lewis, Will M. Peterson
Attorneys for Administrator.
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of John
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons whom it may concern: That
Janet Dand, executrix of the last will
and testament of John Dand, deceas
ed, until about the 8th day of Janu
ary, 1927, from the date of her ap
pointment, and qualification, has filed
her final account and report in the
administration of the estate; that the
County Judge by order duly made
and entered, has appointed Tuesday
the 9th day of August, 1927, 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 fin
al account will be heard and a set
tlement of the estate a3 far as said
Janet Dand, is concerned will be
Dated this 8th day of July, 1D27.
JANET DAND, Formerly Executrix.
Will M. Peterson, Day Karr Attor
neys for Janet Dand. J8A5.
To Cure l'uutip tloii f orever.
rakcCascnieu Caiulv Ciithartio. 10cor23t
2 C. C. C .'nil to cure, druiwiuts refund moiies
in Bulk, Bricks, Eskimo Pies,
Sundaes and Sodas
Malted Milk, Coca Cola, Root Beer, Green River,
Grape Boquet, Orange Juice, Lemonade, Roaches
Draft Beer, Bottle Beer, Milk Shake, Etc ...
Short Order Lunches
The International Harvester Company's
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Long Steel Skein, built especially for heavy wheat
hauling in the West-full circle bolster plate, 'that,
takes the hard bumps off heavy loads-the one wag
on now made with parts and extras available fop
Rogers C& Goodman
(A Mercantile Trust)
DR. J.L. GEYER
Post Building, Athena, Phone 682
DR. S. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
DR. W. G. COWAN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
WATTS & PRESTBYB
Main Street. Athena. Oregon
State and Federal Court Practice
H. J. BLAESING, Manager
S. F. BOWMAN
Eastern Oregon Representative
Odd Fellows Bld'g, Pendleton.
Bond Building, Pendleton.
Prices Reasonable -
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practor. Why not come to us in the
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pense? We can surely help you as
we have helped many, many others.
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Pendleton, Oregon. 957 J
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SOME OF THE FACILITIES OFFERED BY
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATHENA
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES For rent from $1 per year up.
These boxes are kept in our fire-proof and burglar-proof
vault, and they are accessable to you at any time during
INTEREST ON DEPOSITS We will pay you Interest at the
rate of 4 per cent per annum, compounded semi-annually
if you wish, on our certificates of deposit. In the last five
years we have paid our customers over $75,000 in interest
WE OFFER FOR SALE Insured mortgage bonds, insured by
the National Surety Company of America. These bonds
are in $100, $500 and $1,000 denominations and draw in
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equipped mills in the Northwest, of the beat selected Bluestem
wheat grown anywhere. Patronise home industry. Your
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