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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1928)
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F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
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Redmond has placed herself on the
map by recently shipping forty-three
tons of honey to Germany and Holland.
Athena, Oregon, February 17, .1928
St. Helens recently expended $5,
000 more for a new school building
than for a new theatre $35,000-$30,-000.
We are reminded of the fact that
Bend, Oregon, for years nationally
famous for its low fire loss, is to
receive a new insurance reduction
based on the purchase of another
modern pumper fire engine. Insur
ance rates are based on actual risks,
as shown by actual reports. Where
the people are careful, where the f're
departments are capably equipped
and operated, where the building reg
ulations are such as to reduce the
fire hazards, insurance rates drop.
They drop far more as a rule than
the equipment and department costs
rise. No town ever made more prof
itable investments than good fire
fighting equipment. The net result
of reductions in fire losses permits
carrying increased amounts of in
surance while decreasing its cost.
Criminal prosecution for careless or
wanton fires will check the present
reign of red terror.
Over the span of 38 years' news
paper work in this county, the
Press man has no recollection of
receiving on his desk a special
edition of a country paper
that compared in excellency with the
45th anniversary edition of the Hep
pner Gazette Times, now before us.
This special number would be a credit
to any publication in a city of 25,
000 population, and it puts it over
anything we have ever seen in the
special edition line coming from any
where out of Eastern Oregon or
Eastern Washington. In typography,
makeup, presswork and illustrations
it is big city caliber, and the read
ing matter neasures up to other
superlative features of this splendid
special number of Heppner's good
Typical March weather in February
'presages an early spring, when
! "signs" do not fail.
cases make an effort to be a credit to
his alma mater is not unreasonable,
is peculiarly timely in view of the
present need for sound leadership, and
is wise under all the circumstances.
Wonder if we'll have to "Hooverizo"'
again, after March 4th, next?
TELEVISION AND SOCIABILITY
Recent experiments and successful
demonstrations in , television warrant
the prediction, according to laboratory
workers in electrical industries, that
within a few years machines will be
available for use in homes whereby
vision by electric transmission will be
made as familiar a phenomenon as
audition has been for years.
Television in the home, some say,
will revolutionize society, sport,
STUDENT DISCIPLINE LIMITS
A Eugene correspondent who is. all 'amusement and education
wrought up over the discipling of cer- women will stay comfortably in their
tain university students for offenses own drawing rooms and from easy
which are not denied but were com-'chairs will watch concerts opera, con-
'mitted "off the campus and outside
of school hours" solicits The Oregon
ian's opinion of the procedure. He
ventions, games, theatrical produc
tions and lectures. They will see as
well as hear the performances that
is welcome to it. The Oregonian be- are of interest to them. Almost every
Sieves that a university, fully as
the United States senate, is fairly en
titled to pass on the quality of those
(whom it admits to its fellowship. It
believes . that the intellectual side of
thing will be brought into the home,
and on evenings, holidays and Sun
days there will be little reason' for
Those, who venture upon such
the student's life, to which the writer speculations overlook one fundamen
"The United States has long had a
protective tariff policy which seeks
to equalize the price , between the
foreign and the domestic product,
thereby encouraging industries and
farmers, building up employment and
stabilizing investments. The theory
is sound, as this nation has proved,
remarks a contrary republican ex
change. Un huh; so far as concerns
industry, but not for the farmer,
thank you. The long drawn out dis
cussion over the McNary-Haugen
bills have shown the protective tar
iff schedules up in their true light
shown them to protect industry at
the expense of agriculture.
'lhe United Spanish War Veterans
of Salem are boosting Carle Abrams,
secretary of the State Board of Con
trol, for secretary of state. The
Press is in receipt of a circular letter,
sotting foith the capabilities and
qualificotions of Mr. Abrams. These
includo being Oregon-born, graduate
of an Oregon state school, service of
distinction in four wars, membership
in Oregon legislature, four years
editor of Pacific Homestead, three
years member of State Board of
Control and a good, all-round citizen.
All of which leads us to say the
Spanish War Veterans certainly have 1
something to boost for.
Events of importance in Athena
next week will be district confer
ence of American legion posts and
Boy Scouts Parent's night entertain
ment. Athena is pleased to meet the
legion men, and joyful for the oppor
tunity to extend .her patronage to tho
The Weston Leader comes along
with this one: "Reports from Hav
ana indicate that there is more be
tween North and South, America than
the Isthmus of Panama."
Just how big is Warrenton, may
be drawn from the recent statement
that 2000 acres of townsite lands
sold for $10,000; and it wasn't a good
day for selling town lots, at that,
Out of the chaos in the political
firmament, one indisputable, con
clusive expose has been uncovered;
Newbcrg is staunchly and unequivo
cally for Hoover!
alludes, is only one of several con
cerns of his teachers. It believe
moreover, that a university, or any
other institution of education, owes a
duty to those of its undergraduates
who are willing to comport them
selves in accordance with certain
i generally approved standards. Corn
ling down to particular instances, it
'does not think that clandestine stu
dent carousing is condonable on mere
,ly geographical grounds. By what re
finement of sophistry can we say
what is wrong on one side of an in
visible boundary line is right on
What are the aims of a college ?
Among other things, to inculcate de
cent respect for the amenities of good
society, to impress the student with
the desirability of clean living, to
teach morality in its best sense. If
the correspondent thinks that only the
"intellectual" life is worth living, then
he cannot read the plain signs of the
times, and if he holds that school
authorities have no duty beyond that
of ministering to the intellect in the
abstract he is out of touch with the
current view of that obligation.
We shall assume for the purpose
jsend their children away from home
wish them to have the benefits of ex
cellent companionship no less than
of competent scholastic training. Is
the general reputation of a university
limited to that which occurs on its
campus? Or does it rest on many
imponderables, including the behavior
of its students in the classroom and
out? We incline to the latter opinion,
which is freely proffered in extenua
tion of any measure which may be
found necessary or expedient in order
to impart to a college the attributes
of character which are sometimes, if
inelegantly, called "tone."
The right to choose among appli
cants for largess that public educa
tion nominally bestows seems to The
Oregonian to be inherent in the sys
tem. It sees no reason why under
graduates who are unwilling to be
have themselves under all circum
stances as befits gentlemen, or who
are openly hostile to reasonable rules
and regulations, should be permitted
indefinitely to crowd an already over
crowded roster. It thinks the require
ment that the student shall in all
tal consideration namely, that, as
philosophers and psychologists agree,
man is a social animal. The home and
'the family circle even when enlarged
by the presence of relatives and close
friends will not completely gratify
the social instinct. Human beings are
themselves an attraction and their
presence furnishes an agreeable
change to other normal human beings.
Opera, cnocerts, plays, sermons, lec
tures, political conventions, scien
tific and literary meetings will con
tinue to be attended even if televis
ion is perfected to the last' conceiv
able degree. To observe gestures and
facial expression mechanically reg
istered is not enough. There are finer
and subtler radiations that can be
felt only in the actual physical pres
ence of one's fellows
Human nature is a marvelous, mys
terious thing. It absorbs and assinii
lates much, but it remains essentially
the same. Television will not destroy
THE BEST AND THE WORST
LOOK at Lindbergh.
. Then look at the younger youth
down in the Los Angeles prison.
At 26, the first is the best known
and most admired lad in the world.
At 19, loathed by ' millions, es
teemed by none, the other waits in
a prison cell for the final ghastly
Presidents, kings, cabinets, con
gresses, parliaments, the great and
near great, the high and the low of
earth, seek for, bow to and admire
the one. The other is an outcast,
scorned and despised even by his fellow-criminals,
hardened and , des
perate though they be.
The two are the antipodes of hu
man life. They are perhaps the most
remarkable expression of American
youth as it can be and as it un
happily chooses sometimes to be.
In the world's homage to Lind-
DR. S. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
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J ' lo noli' .it MW'.ts it f'lml mnett
Introduction of the motor car first,
and now the general use of the tract
or in farm work, have certainly put
the skids under old Dobbin.
Boy Scouts will entertain us next
Wednesday. Boy Scouts are good
scouts, so wc all will be with them
next Wednesday evening.
Uncommon reading this, from the
land of sunshine and flowers; wind
storm at Glendale smashes the dick
ens out of things.
ROWE'S CASH GROCERY
Successor to Adair's Cash Grocery.
Prices Same as
Come, Try our Bargains
Fresh Sweet Potatoes' Bulk Mince
Meat and Bulk Sweet Pickles.
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ROGERS & GOODMAN (A Mercantile Trust,) ATHENA, ORE
bergh and in its execration of th-3
other, do not the boys and girls,
the fathers and the mothers, of the
public visualize the . mightiest
moral of the century?
Does not the contrast between the
world's boy hero and the world's
boy unspeakable, start in motion one
of - the mightiest moral forces of the
Lindbergh, Hickman what story
of exaltation and degradation so
tremendous was ever written?
Both began in lowly station one
landed on the highest heights, the
other in the deepest depths.
The story should be told in words
of fire in every household in the republic.
Weed Chains -and
We Repair All Punctures
in Tires Bought Here
ATHENA SERVICE STATION
American Beauty Bread
Baked by the most modern and up-to-date process known to the
art of baking. Insuring you uniform quality the year round. Ask
MILTON BAKERY, H. W. Kreiger Prop.
WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER
Mpnday, Thursday, Saturday
Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing, Dyeing
Rugs Cleaned and Sized . ,
Twin City Sanitary Cleaners
F. E. Smith, Milton-Freewater
Our Agency is at Penn Harris Barber Shop. The home of good
Haircuts and 'Shaves. Phone 583.
Main St. H. H. HILL .Athena
We Handle Genuine
1 Goods-No Substitutes
Up-to-the Minute Bobs
Hair Cuts and Shingles
DUFFIELD'S BARBER SHOP
It Pays to Look Well!
To look well you should keep your hair properly cut your face
shaved and massaged In fact everything in the Barber line.
Come in and see Herb Parker and I.
Penn Harris Barber Shop
Agency for Troy Laundry and Twin City Sanitary Cleaners.
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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
on deposits. ,
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
terest at the rate of 6 per cent, coupons payable semiannually.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
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