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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1927)
Only 2 weeks before Xmas
Toilet Sets, Ivory Sets
Cologne Bottles, Box Candy
- Stationery, Mesh Bags
Bill Folds, Cigars
Watches, Fountin Pens
Pencils, Flash Lights '
Bath Salts, Cutee Sets Brush Sets, Gent's Sets
For. the Children
Toys, Games, Books, Candy
Will Wrap any Article for Shipment) ' . -
McFadden's . Pharmacy . Christmas . Shop
Bottled Note May
Give Clue to Fate
Mis,s Doran Fliers
San Jose. Authenticity of a
AtA' nnrnnrfafllv frnrrt trip lYllSsini?
Dole race plane, Miss Doran, was
being checked here today by Fred
erick N. Schiegner, who reported
finding it cashed in a bottle near the
4 mouth Of the Salinas river: :
Schiegner said the action f sea
water and sand had buffed the ex
terior of the bottle, and that the
cork was bleached, indicating that it
had been exposed to the elements
for a long time. (
"Landed near Molokai Doran," the
, undated and apparently hastily writ
ten 'note, scrawled on a part of an
old envelope, said.
: Schiegner, manager of a local
MHfAwlala AMmnomr caiH Via
UUilUiilg mafccjiaio hhhibiii
came on the bottle while on a fish
"If it is a hoax, it was one well
worked out," Schiegner said, "hav
ing been thrown in the water some
The finder of the mystery of the
cryptic message announced that he
planned to get specimens of the hand
writing of Miss Doran, Pilot Auggie
Pedlar and Navigator Vilas Kdpe, to
compare with the note.
At Standard Theatre
The Standard Theatre is offering
a fine array of pictures for hoilday
week showing. Beginning tomorrow
night, Christmas eve with Jackie
Coogan in "Johnny Get Your Hair
Cut," the week's program continues
with Zane Grey's "Drums of the
Desert," on Christmas night.
Buster Keaton in "College" his new
picture is booked for a special show
ing ony Wednesday night, December
On Saturday night, New Year's
eve, "Beau Geste," one of the three
big pictures made in 1927 will be
presented, followed on New Year's
night, by the presentation of Lon
Chaney, in "London After Mid
night." No theatre, irrespective of
location or size has a better holiday
picture program to offer that has
your home theatre. These programs
are presented at regular prices, with
the exception of "Beau Geste," the
super-special, for which the prices
On Property is
Portland. New and complete re
vision of the tax laws in Oregon and
Washington is necessary to put tne
Pacific Northwest on an equal com
petitive basis with California; de-
clared J. W. Wheeler, president of
the Pacific Northwest Real Estate
assoJion, addressing the Realty
borvd Friday at the Multnomah
hotel. : '. ' - s
A new avstem of taxation is vital,
Whoolpr sniH. if rnnitnl is to be in
terested in Northwest industrial de
velopment. u i "
Whaler urced particularly the ben
efits of an "intangible property tax"
as worked out in California with
great success, and to the relief of
excessive real estate tax, which, he
held, has been in large measure re
sponsible for the unprecedented
growth of Los Angeles.
"I do not advocate a decrease in
taxes," said Wheeler, "but favor rath
er a redistribution of taxes. Our
present tax system was formulated
to meet pioneer conditions in the Pa
cific Northwest -and we have never
thannol if - wtlil ataroa rriaf. VlAVO
kept abreast fn their" tax regulations
with changed conditions nave lorgea
ahead of us." -
Wheeler said that real estate in the
Pacific Northwest is now bearing be
tween 75 and 85 per cent of total
Can Tliey oussf
AM Bjl E. R. ROEIJJS3H
V53 ?W In Term and Ranch
November a Banner
Month for Libraries
, November was a banner month
for the county library, with a gain
of almost 25 per cent in books is
sued over the corresponding month
for 1926. This was partly due to
school visits and book exhibits" in
connection' with bobk week, and
partly due to normal growth which
has been maintained throughout the
year, the total increase in books is
sued for the eleven months of 1927
being 11,687. The largest increase
for branches was in August, being
The standing of the branch li
braries for November is as follows:
Milton, 1465 books issued; Hermis
ton, 991; Freewatef, 787; Weston,
667; Athena, 652; , Umatilla, 576;
Echo, 413; " Helix, 315; Stanfield,
250; Pilot Rock, 230; Central Library,
5866; schools, 253. Total, 12,465.
Increase for branches, 827. In
crease for Central Library, 1365.
Total increase for November, 2192.
C'AN they count on you to alvoyt Jo
The thing that you know is rgrf?
Or Jo they tliirJ; you're sure to s!:i i
When the causi demands d frh t
' Di they say of you "He is true u. d
In the work committed to you;
Who will stick to your wo:k ar.u tcvT sUrh
Till you carry your contract thought
v Or do they say "He'll run away
In the time of sorest need;
His dearest treasure is his selfah pleasure;
His idol is lu;t or greed ?
Do they alio say "He lores to play
When the game goes his own way,
But he gets lame when he loses the game,
And is ready to charge foul play"?
Do your friends all fed you'll stand IH steel
When the great test comes to you;
That you'll face the strife, and give your life
i, For the cause you know it true?
Or do they fear when that test draws near
Shall try your inmost heart,
You'll sell the Christ far a paltry price,
And play the traitor's part?
We are needing men who can clearly ken
The tilings thai are most worth while;
Who can look ahead and forget the dead,
' And at misfortune smile.
For the thoughtful who tan work and plan
When the untrained lose their head;
With the skilful hand at bis command.
Who can honestly earn hit bread.
They look long in the common throng
For the of faith and lore,
Who can think and feel for bis brother's weal,
And plan for the life above.
With a tender heart to take the part
Of the wretch cast down in sin;
Whose help is turt for the weak aid poor,
Who keeps the Christ within.
Cabin o' Naturalist ,
Far From the CtctvJ
John Burroughs, tlie . ptet-phrTis-pher,
some time In tlie SO's Ixiili' a
study of bark a kind of pavilion
In his yard at Kiveih.v. his home on
a terrace that overlooked the HmUon
river, selecting a point where he coiil'l
sit at a desk and overlook the valley.
There he did much of his rending imd
writing. lie kept his books there. :,
From year to year the iimsiliir of
those who. recognized the power ami
beauty of his work increased, and us
hlsfaine spread, his visitors beenme
more numerous. To he still further
removed from the Interruptions of his
vineyard and his household, he built,
with his own hands a culiin In the
hills about two miles west of Itiverhy,
and there he did some of his writing,
entertaining now and again some dis
tinguished invited guest. He did his
own cooking and built his own tires
In a chimney constructed with his own
hands. He called this place Slahsides.
Theodore Itoospvelt was nmonji ilia
prominent men who visited him Hi n.
Desperate Men :
- Under Control-
At Walla Walla
Walla Walla. Officers out at the
btate penitentiary state that they have
things under a lirm grip and are ex
pecting no further efforts towards
escape from a group of men who
had worked out plans to get away
last week. The attempt "was dis
covered Thursday night and it was
found that the escape was timed for
Some of the most desperate men
in the institution were involved.
The men were in ' Siberia" where
the worst criminals are kept. An
unarmed guard on the wall heard
the men , digging, and working on
a tunnel, and notified the officers,
who discovered cell ,bars sawed,
and a tunnel dug ready to be
completed by kicking out one tier
of brick. The work has evidently
been ,' under way for some time.
Tools were crude but effective,
consisting Of - pieces of , hacksaw
blades, a. dagger made from a
knife ,etc. "
It is believed that some convicts on
the outside were planning to assist
in the escape. Some prowlers have
been noticed lately, but it is believed
all have slipped away.
There were ten convicts in the
section. Among those whom the
officers say were involved were:
Frank Fenning, King county bank
robber; Frank Gorman, King county
bank robber; James E. Redman; King
county robber ;V. E. Coughnett, King
county robbef and Lawrence. Colton,
Pie.rce county robber.
Boy Scouts Honor
, Dads at Banquet
Athena Boy Scout Troop honored
their fathers with a splendid banquet
in the Christian church basement
Tuesday evening. A fine program
was put on by the scouts, assisted
by several of their guests.
Wendall Shigley gave a demon
stration of knot-tying; Marville Zer
ba gave the oath; John Kirk talked
on "What do Scouts Stand For?"
Lewis Benson of Petaluma, Calif.,
talked on "What Scouting Has Done
for Me;" Gerald Bash, San Louis
Obispo, Calif., led in group songs;
Bill Jessup, Modesto, Calif., led every
body in group games and tumbling
The Scouts are credited with taking-
the initiative in putting on the
banquet, originating the greater part
of the program, and -carrying it out
to signal success.
In a few short months you can
be filling a paying position and
on the road to success. You
can go where you want, buy
what you want, BE what you
want, when you combine the
ability with tne right training.
Write today for FREE SUCCESS C.t
log. We filled over 1000 portion
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the -First National
Bank of .Athena,-; -Oregon? for- ;'the
election of directors for the ensuing
year and for the transaction of such
other business as may lawfully come
before it, will be held in its office
in Athena, Oregon, on Tuesday, the
10th day of January, 1928, at the
hour of 2 o'clock, P. M. Dated,
December 15., 1927.
F. S. Le GROW, Cashier.
For Sale An electric washing
machine in fine working condition.
E. C. Prestbye.
Lost A Red Duroc male hog.
Phone Walter Adams, Weston, phone
For Sale At a bargain, Cadillac
sedan, run 33,000 miles. Chance Rogers.
COAST RED CEDAR
Direct from Producer to Consumer
Address, N. Bolvig, Box 454' Walla Walla, Washington
" Orderly Apple Marketing Planned.
Portland, Or. Extension of func
tions of the Pacific Northwest Advi
sory board to orderly marketing of
the apple crop of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho was determined upon at the
closing session of the board here.
The board voted to create a commit
tee to make a comprehensive study of
the subject and report recommendations.
Dr. W. Boyd Whyte
Stantrier Building. Phone 708
Pendleton. Oregon. ...
TJ. O. MEN HONORED
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eu
gene, Dr. George Rebec, head of the
department of philosophy at the Uni
versity, was named delegate to the na
tional convention at Chicago late in
December while in attendance at the
Pacific coast philosophic convention at
Berkeley, CaL, last week. Dr. H. G.
Townsend, also of the Oregon depart
ment ,waa made a member of the execu
tive board of the Pacific coast group.
Newspapers Mutt Support Fascism.
Rome. The Fascist grand council,
presided over by Premier Mussolini,
decided that all newspapers in IUIy
957 Jinnust ta loyal to EastUm.
New Ford Car
Orders will be filled in rotation as
they are received
Liberty Auto Co
I - -1
The Place to Buy Your
The right present at the right price
TOYS OF ALL KINDS AND EVERY
; " THING NEW
2Va pound Box Chocolate Candy, 1.00 Ladies' Silk Lingerie, Handkerchiefs,
5 pound Box Chocolate Candy. 2.00 ' etc. We have Ladies' Silk Hose, Un-
The largest line of Men's Neckwear derwear in Boxes, which make nice
ever carried in Athena, prices from Christmas present9.
75c to 3.50 ! Finest assortments to select from.
Xmas Trees for Sale
Quality Quantity, Service. Phone 171. Athena, Oregon
The Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrons
Corner Main and Third
"He that tooteth not his own horn,
the same shall not be tooted."
of every kind and
at rates and terms
B. B RICHARDS,
Continental Oil Company
Bryce Baker, Agent
Phones 761 and 31F11, Athena
We Carry th I f
Main Street Athena, Oregon
Bell & Venable
rhones 125 and 24
Always At Your Service
City and Country
and Horse Team Work
GERALD KILGORE, Proprietor
FRIGIDAIUi; COLD DRINKS
Malted Milk, Sodas, Coca Cola, Root Beer, Sun
daes, Ice Cream, Bricks, Dixies, Eskimo Pies, etc.
Gerald Kilgore, Proprietor - - Athena, Oregon
THE ATHENA MARKET I
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Kippered Salmon, all Kinds of. Salt Fish. Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season.
A. W. LOGSDON
I Main Street Athena, Oregon.
Foley's Kidney Cure
make kidneys and btsdJcr tlxhi
If you are planning alterations or ad
ditions to your building, let us give
you an estimate on the Lumber need
ed. You will be pleasantly surprised
at the reasonble total we will quote..
Wood and Coal
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co. Main Street, Athena