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"Lost At the Front"
Standard Theatre, Tomorrow night.
Steve has a supply of Christmas
trees for the holiday trade.
Mrs. Ross Payne is seriously ill
at a hospital in Walla Walla.
Grandma Shick is very ill at her
home in the west end of town.
Lee Meyers, superintendent of
schools, has been seriously ill this
Sally O'Neil-Owen Moore in
"Becky" Standard Theatre, Snuday
The Study Club will meet Friday,
December 16, at the home of Mrs. F.
Velton Read is confined to his
home with a well defined case of
E. C. Rogers and John Tompkins
were in Portland on business, over
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gerking of
Freewater, were visitors in Athena
over the week-end.
Mrs. E. C. Prestbye left for Seat
tle Wednesday morning, where shs
will visit with relatives.
Henry Dell, employed at the Zerba
garage, is confined to his home on ac
count of illness this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cannon and
children were guests Saturday and
Sunday of Mrs. Zeltha Mclntyre.
The Sunday school conference was
held at the Christian church Thurs
day evening, and was well attended.
Weldon Bell is rapidly recovering
from the recent operation at Walla
Walla, for releif . from appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton
and daughter Jewel, spent Saturday
at the D. A. Pinkerton home in Mil
Miss Alcy Foss of Spokane, visited
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Foss in Athena, the fore part of the
Mrs. F. B. Boyd was hostess to the
Christian Missionary society, Wednes
day afternoon, assisted by Mrs. De
Miss Pearl Ramsey and Miss Dor
othy Geissel were guests of Miss Haz
el Hopper in Pendleton, Tuesday eve
Mrs. William Potts is a patient at
the College Place Sanitarium, as the
result of ascrious attack of pneu
monia. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lieuallen moved
to their home in Adams Thursday of
last week, where they will be at
home to their friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Russell and
son, Elmo, came up from Stanfield,
and visited at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Chamberlain. '
A Dancing club recently organized
gave thsir first of a series of dances
Saturday evening, at Legion Hall,
and was well attended.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Parris came over
from their home near Walla Walla,
this week, and visited at the home of
their son, Sterling Parris.
Mrs. Everett Eager left for her
home at Dayton, Wash., after a week
spent in Athena, visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Eager.
Mrs. Eugene Serimpf is critically
ill at Hot Lake Sanitarium, where
she has underwent a Rurgical oper
ation in hopes of securing relief.
Bryce Baker, who recently under
went a bone-grafting operation at
the Shrine hospital in Portland, is
reported to be convalescing satisfac
torily. L. J. Fosh, who spent a few days
in the city at the home of his son,
A. A. Foss, has gone to the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Hill in southern
Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. Hill were also
visitors at the Foss home, over the
The Jolly Juniors of the Baptist
Sunday school, realized $16.25 from
their sale last Saturday. They wish
to thank every one who helped them
in any way.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McLeod attend
ed the funeral in Pendleton of Miss
Viola Richmond, the young lady who
was killed by Ray Ferguson near
Condon, last Friday.
Hughie Steele is here from Yakima
to spend the winter with his grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Wood.
Hughie is attending the Athena school
and is a pupil of the 5th grade.
On Friday night of this week there
is to be a party at the Christian
church parlors, given by the Young
People's Council. All young folks
over 12 years of age are invited.
The Baptist Missionary Society
met at the home of Mrs. Cowan on
Thursday afternoon, with Mrs. Mc
Fadden, Mrs. M. L. Watts and Mrs.
Frank Williams reviewing -the les
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Barrett attended
the funeral of Mrs. A. R. Lempki at
Milton, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs.
Lempki was formerly Miss Florence
McEwen of Milton, and was a cousin
of Mrs. Barrett.
Members of the W. 0. W. lodge of
Pendleton, will give a free entertain
ment and dance at Legion Hall, to
morrow night. For the dance fol
lowing the entertainment, 50 cents
will be charged.
The Baptist Juniors have organi
zed a junior B. Y. P. U. and are do
ing splendid work. They gave a Jol
ly Junior party on Monday evening
in the church parlors. Jean Zerba
is president, and Robert Lee is the
Charles McFarland has rented the
home of Mrs. J. F. Wright at corner
f Second and Current street. Mrs.
Wright will remain at Big Timber,
Montana, with her son Richard, this
Improvements and alterations at
the Arthur Douglas home on Fifth
street have been completed, except
exterior painting, and work on con
struction of a new garage is now
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wood and Mrs.
Jesse Myrick returned from Port
land Sunday. While in Portland Mr.
Wood had a growth removed from
his forehead, and has about fully re
covered from the operation.
George Corder and Bill McClatchie
have formed a bachelor partnership,
and are occupying quarters in the
house south of the Press office. A
goodly supply of provisions and fuel
have been stored up for the winter.
Mrs. Amanda McArthur, who was
taken seriously ill while visiting rel
atives at Waitsburg, has recovered,
and was brought to Athena by Mr.
and Mrs. E. A. Leonard. Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard spent a couple of days
here at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
George Banister. .
On next Wednesday night, Decem
ber 14, the Standard Theatre will
present its annual photoplay for the
benefit of the Athena high school
junior class banquet fund. The
selection of "The Quarterback," fea
turing Richard Dix, has been made
for the occasion.
The Etude Club members were
guests of Mrs. Victor Hirsch at Free
water. Mrs. Hirsch was a former
member of the club, and a goodly
number were in attendance. Mrs.
M. I. Miller and Mrs. Penn Harris
had charge of the program. Assisted
by the hostess, the committee served
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Mrs. C. E. Ralston, of Los Angeles,
has been a guest this week at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Richards.
Mrs. Ralson has sold her farm land
west of Athena, to L. L. Rogers.
Mrs. Geissel has been confined to
her bed since Tuesday evening, when
she suffered a slight stroke of
paralysis, which affected her right
side. She is repidly recovering.
The ladies of the Christian church
are giving a bazaar tomorrow and all
are invited to attend. The bazaar
is an annual event and has always
been well patronized by the public.
This year as usual, the bazaar offers
exceptional opportunity for buying
suitable Christmas presents. At 5:30
one of those filling chicken dinners
for which the ladies of the Christian
church are famous, will be served.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFadden were
host and hostess to a party of friends
at their home Monday evening, when
three tables of bridge were at play.
Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Prestbye, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Har-
wood, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ames, Mr.
and Mrs. Penn Harris, Mr. and Mrs.
Max Hopper, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lieu
alien, Miss Pearl Ramsey and Dr. W,
G. Cowan. Miss Ramsey and Dr.
Cowan won high score for the eve
ning, and Mr. and Mrs. Harwood won
the consolation. Dainty refreshments
were served by the hostess.
Settler on the Staricid irrigation
project, in the west end of Umatilla
county, are ready and willing to
make whatever improvements neces
sary in order that they may receive
full benefit from the water impound
ed in the McKay irrigation dam. This
fact was told at a meeting in Stan
field to W. G. Ide, manager of the
state Chamber of Commerce, who
has been making a survey of the pro
ject upon request of Elwood Mead,
director of reclamation. Business
men of Pendleton are assisting the
High School Notes
Junior News Staff.
Personal Alberta Charlton
Classes Oral - Michener
Student Body Marjorie Wilson
Athletics Wilford Miller
Grades Pearl Green
Faculty Mildred Street
Entertainment Emma Ringel
Alumni Areta Kirk
Advisor.... Miss Bateman
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will wake up Christinas and find a real
present Jn his stocking, one that he will
enjoy to the utmost for the neit four
years, and one that will be remembered
by him the rest of his lifo.
This present will be a complete
four-yenr university education, at the
University of Oregon.
Recently a business man of Portland
who declined to give his name called
up Earl M. Pallctt, registrar of the Uni
vcrsity and wanted to know "how much
it costs to i go to the University."
" You mean how much it costs a
yeart" he was asked.
"No, I want to know how much it
costs for four years," was the reply.
"I am going to give one of the boy
up hero a complete college education
for a Christmas present."
The donor of this unique gift was
told that student expenses were esti
mated at between $500 and $750 per
year, depending upon courses taken,
and the mode of living.
The nnmo of the boy was not given
out because the present is to be a
"complete surprise" to him, it was explained.
Cocoa Should Be "Cacao"?
Chocolate Is made from the targe
nutritive seeds of beans of the cacno
tree, a small evergreen tree Indigenous
to tropical America. Formerly all
chocolate came from tropical America,
but now the Gold Coust. In Africa, Is
the largest producer of cacao. There
Is much popular confusion In connec
tlon with the words coco, cocoa and
The original name of the tree was
cacao and that form Is retained In
German, Spanish and French. But In
Dr. Samuel Johnson's dictionary It
was spelled cocoa. It probably was
nn error, but at any rate the spelling
now is the accepted form to English.
The cacao has no relation to coconut
palms. There is also a small shrub
that grows In South America called
the coco. Pathfinder Magazine.
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the time and tabor required for scrub
blng with hand implements. The tun
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brushes and vacuum-cleaning attach
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along, the polishing and cleaning ap
paratus functions automatically and.
n doing so, reaches almost every part
f the exterior of the cars.
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"ik, "I been engaged now for goln
'i ten days."
'Who is the bridegroom?"
Wellum, he's mighty nice man."
"Have you known him long?"
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igo you lemtue ofT one day right aftei
llnnertlme so's I could get to th
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The Rooting Section
i (Oral Michener)
What Athena high school needs
to build it up is school spirit, not
only athletic spirit, but spirit in
everything as a whole. The students,
perhaps a few, have "pep" enough
to yell once in a while, but the ma
jority keep quiet, so when these few
yell they only do it half-heartedly,
This of course doesn't give the boys
keen interest in the game . Some
students say that yelling for the team
doesn't do any good. Athletes
know differently. If any of the stu
dents saw the game between Med
ford and Mac-Hi Saturday, they will
agree as to the relation between root
ing and school spirit. Let's all re
member what has been said about
rooting at all of our coming basket
ball games, and let the boys know
that we are backing them one hun
dred per cent.
i The Athena basketball team has
the following dates scheduled for the
Thursday, Dec. 8, St. Johns at
i Wednesday, Dec. 14th, Adams at
; Friday, Dec. 16th, Touchet at Athe
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, Endicott at
Friday, Jan. 6, Adams at Adams.
Saturday, Jan. 7, Union at Athena.
Friday, Jan. 13, Weston at Athena.
Saturday. Jan. 14, Pendleton at
Friday, Jan. 20, Pilot Rock at Pilot
Saturday, Jan. 21, Stanfield at
Friday, Jan. 27, Hermiston at Athe
na. Saturday, Jan. 28, Helix at Helix.
Friday, Feb. 3, Pilot Rock at Athe
na. . 1
Saturday, Feb. 4th, Touchet at
Friday, Feb. 10, Weston at Weston.
Saturday, Feb. 11, Hermiston at
Friday, Feb. 17, Helix at Athena.
The following boys are turning out
for basketball: Ray Johnston, Eldon
Myrick, George Gross, Clifford Wood
Roy DeFreece, George Pambrun, Oral
Michener, Jack Moore, Lawrence
Knight, Arthur Crowley, Roland Wil
son, Walter Huffman and Wilford
On November 30 a student body
meeting was held to hear a letter
read from Mrs. Meyers, thanking the
student body for the flowers sent to
Miss Louise Porter was absent
from school three days last week be
cause of illness.
Miss Sellars was called to Spokane
over the week-end on account of the
death of her grandmother.
Mr. Miller and Mr. Toole attended
the Medford Mac-Hi football game
at Milton, Saturday.
Mr. Meyers is still confined to his
room with the flu. His classes are
being taught by Mr. and Mrs. Toole.
Among the students who attended
the football game at Milton Saturday
were Thena Russell, Kathleen Radt
ke, Roy DeFreece, George Pambrun,
Ray Johnston, Oral Michener, Clif
ford Wood, Eldon Myrick, George
Gross, Jack Moore, Arthur Crowley.
Weldon Bell, who is still in the hos-
pital at Walla Walla, is recovering
nicely and will be home in about a
week, but will be unable to attend
school until after the Christmas va
The senior class held a meetine
Wednesday to talk about their class
The manual training class is mak
ing three new tables for the typing
This week the sewing class has its
work on display in the window of
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Per 100 lb sack $1.25
Genuine Hubbard Squash per lb 3 cents
Head lettuce 3 for 25 cents
Soap Saver Wash Boards 90 cents
Coco Door Mats $1.00
Wire Door Mats $1.50
Phone Your Order To 152
5 per cent Discount for Cash and 30 day Accounts
Athena Department Store
THE STANDARD THEATRE
Saturday, December 10
Charlie Murray and George Sidney
Lost at the
Greatest Comedy Team on the Screan, in a swell
"Where is the War? We've had rain, hail, mud, mixups, women, barbed wire,
cooties and top sergeants, EVERYTHING except war! If the enemy Doesn't
attack us soon, I'll never speak to them again.
Admission Prices, 10c-25c-35c
Sunday, December 11
Sally O'Neil and Owen Moore
Lavish aud Spactacular Cosmopolitan Production
She's the sad little, bad little, glad little girl millions of serial readers have
taken to their hearts. She is here at last in pictures! You just can't miss
seeing how she leaps from the bargain counter to the footlights !
Admission Prices. 10c-25c-35c
Wednesday. December 14
Athena High School Junipr CJass Bepefit
Story by W. O. McGeehan and William Slavens McNutt Football game sup
ervised by "Hurry UP" Yost. All the excitement, glamor and color that fiil
Is the Polo Grounds with 70,000 enthusiasts is packed ir.to this Dix SDecial.
Junior Class Stunts.
Admission, 10c 2oc 35c