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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1928)
-T is the policy of Gen
eral Motors to maintain continuous improvement
in every one of its car divisions, with no interrup
tion in production.
This means that you enjoy the benefits of
new engineering developments promptly just as
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1245-acre Proving Ground.
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Behind this policy of continuous improvement
is an organization so widespread and resourceful
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more economically, than any automobile manu
facturer in the world.
In the north and south it logs and mills its
own lumber. In the east it makes its own ball
bearings and radiators. In the middle west it
produces its own plate glass. Its plants are busy
in 33 important American cities.
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obtained steel by the hundreds of thousands of
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upholstery by the acre nuts, bolts and washers
by the millions. Its sales and service take place
through 33,000 dealers. More than 275,000 families
look directly to General Motors for their liveli
hood almost a million and a half men, women
and children in every community in the land.
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Such are the questions that all General Motors
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creasing measure of beauty in design, modern
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A. L. McEwen was in Walla Walla
Dr. J. L. Geyer spent the week-end
Bert Piersol of Weston spent Tues
day in Athena.
Mrs. Stella Keen spent Friday eve
ning in Pendleton.
Mrs. Frank Ames is entertaining
the Bridge club today.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McPherson were
in Walla Walla Sunday.
Frank Jackson and son Harold were
in Athena Sunday evening.
Sam Thompson of Pendleton was
an Athena caller Saturday. ;
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jenkins were
A near epidemic of sore throat is
reported in this community.
Walla Walla callers Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith were
Walla Walla visitors Sunday.
Charles Norris has returned from a
trip to Willamette valley points.
Mrs. Thresa Berlin and daughter
Dorothy were in Athena Sunday.
Mrs. Sim Dickenson is ill at her
home in the north part of the city.
Mrs. M. L. Watts and Mrs. B. B.
Richards were in Pendleton Monday.
Miss Lucille Smith and Roy Johns
ton were Walla Walla visitors Sunday.
Frank Tierney of Walla Walla was
a visitor at the H. A. Barrett home
Mr. and Mrs. M. I. Miller and Mrs.
Velma Cox were Pendleton shoppers
Mrs. George Sheard has returned
to Hot Lake for treatment at the
A number of the younger set were
in Pendleton Tuesday evening attend
ing a ball.
Physicians report there are no
smallpox patients in Athena at the
Mrs. D. H. Mansfield of Pendleton
visited her daughter Mrs. A. W. Logs
Jos. N. Scott was in Athena
Wednesday from Pendleton, trans
John Bannister and daughter Mrs.
Verne Smith of Weston, spent Sun
day in Athena.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Read were
guests at the Victor Hirsh home in
Mr. and Mrs. Max Hopper and Mrs.
E. C. Hopper were Walla Walla
Seth Haworth Sr. of New Market,
Tennessee, writes that he expects to
return to Athena soon.
E. A. Zerba and family now located
in Waitsburg were visitors at the
Hargett home Sunday.
Clifford Woods, Weldon Bell and
Oral Michener attended the theatre
in Walla Walla Sunday.
Gale Anderson and Miss Genevieve
Baker of Walla Walla were guests at
the Anderson home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Frazier and
daughter of Milton visited at the J.
W. Pinkerton home Tuesday.
The weather has been changeable
during the past week everything
from sunshine to ice and snow.
Born February 7, 1928, to Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Bare (Belle Pambrun)
of Mt. Hope, Idaho, a daughter.
The M. E. Missionary Society will
meet at the home of Mrs. Wm. Mc
Leod next Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilson were re
cent guests at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. E. E. Tate, at Helix.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pinkerton
and daughter Jewel spent Sunday in
Milton visiting at the D. A. Pinkerton
Edgar Adair, who formerly con
ducted Adair's Cash Grocery, will en
ter the life insurance business m
Mrs. Minnie Willaby, Mrs. Barbara
Willaby, Mrs. J. F. Kershaw and Mrs.
B. B. Richards were in Pendleton
Mrs. Theresa Berlin and daughter
Dorothy were in the city Sunday eve
ning from Walla Walla, attending
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Willaby and
children of Dry Creek visited at the
home of Mr. Willaby's mother, Mrs.
Mrs. A. Douglas, Mrs. Lawrence
Pinkerton and Mrs. C. M. Eager, en
tertained at Mrs. Douglas' home
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Farris en
tertained at dinner Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Walker and Mr. and
Mrs. Ross Catron.
Mrs. H. J. Cunningham and little
daughters Margaret and Patricia,
were guests at the Forest Zerba home
over the week-end.
Kohler Betts of Athena has sung
on two occasions for the protracted
meetings now being held at the Bap
tist church in Helix.
Local Rebekah members are pur
chasing nifty emblem pins. Also
past Noble Grand pins. One dozen
pins have been purchased.
The condition of C. L. Woodward,
whose illness has been mentioned in
former issues of the Press remains
unchanged, it is reported.
Mrs. Ellis Brower of Pendleton was
in Athena Monday, later motoring to
Walla Walla, with Miss Edna De
Freece accompanying her.
Alex Johnson, prominent Weston
farmer, who has been taking treat
ments at Hot Lake Sanitarium, is
reported to be improving.
The Athena friends of Mrs. Carl
McConnel of Walla Walla, will be
glad to learn that she is recovering
from her recent serious illness.
Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Barrett of Ath
ena, and Frank Sloan of Stanfield ate
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guests today at a banquet given in
honor of the Woolgrowers Associa
tion, at the Grand Hotel, Walla
Mr. and Mrs. William Bush are
moving near Pendleton where they
will be employed on the Ralph
Elmer Johnson will be employed
on the Jess Hales farm north of
Pendleton. Mr. Johnson will operate
Mr. Hales' caterpillar.
Anyone having allied flags will con
fer a favor on the local Legion Post
by loaning them for decorative pur
poses at the Legion conference, Mon
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kirk, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank DeFreece and Mr. and
Mrs. Llovd Michener comprised a
party of Walla Walla visitors Sunday.
Miss Vena Marcus of Pendleton
spent the week-end at the home of
Mrs. Paul Lieuallen in Adams, and
with their company was in- Athena
. Jim Gorman, well known to old
timers of the Athena section, who
sells plows and lots of them, was in
Athena Wednesday from Portland,
The big shipment of three or four
thousand day old White Leghorne
chicks for Mrs. D. T. Stone has been
delayed and will not arrive February
20th, as was expected.
Mrs. Retta Potts and daughter
Myrtle will entertain the Study club
this afternoon, when Mrs. Glenn
Steen of Milton, a recent bride will
be the guest of honor.
Miss Hilda Dickenson chief opera
tor at the local telephone . office is
again on -duty after a few days
absence from the switch board, due
to her mother's illness.
Mrs. Henrv Dell was home from
Walla Walla Tuesday. Mrs. Dell who
has been with her daughter Mrs. De-
Merritt for some time expects to re
turn home Saturday to remain.
Mrs. Ralph McEwen and sons
Edwin and Ralph jr., and Mrs. C. H.
Smith motored up from Portland
vesterdav to spend the week-end with
relatives and friends in Athena.
Jack Moore is reported to be rap
idly improving, and it is expected the
IaH who was critically ill with pneu
monia will beremoved from the hos
pital to his home in Athena, soon.
Mrs. M. W. Hansell who has been
seriouslv ill at St. Mary's hospital
in Walla Walla following an opera
tion, is much better and the patient
gives indication of an early recovery.
Chance Rogers and Brooks Ander
son of the. Rogers & Goodman store
and a number of Athena farmers at
tpnded the International Harvester
company district convention at Walla
Mrs. Grover Bowles arrived from
Philliosburg. Montana, last week and
is visiting her little daughter at the
home of Mrs. S. J. Bowles in waiia
Walla. The little girl is recovering
from a severe illness.
"Pat" the family dog of the B. B
Richards home, has been given to
Raymond Bannister, who resides
near Weston. "Pat" will have the
whole farm at his disposal and con
sequently will find the open better
suited to his temperament.
A HisDlav of the flags which Ath
ena-Weston Legion Post will present
to Athena Boy Scout Troop during
the Parent's Night program at the
Standard Theatre next Wednesday
evening, has been placed in the show
window at the Rogers & uooaman
Mrs. Oral McPherrin has returned
from Heppner, where she spent sever
al weeks working in the Morrow
county tax department of the sheriff's
office. Previous to her marriage,
Mrs. McPherrin worked for a period
of three years on the tax rolls ol
Mrs. M. L. Watts expects to leave
Sunday for Palo Alto, California
where she will visit her daughter
Mrs. Clayson Adams. While in Cali
fornia, Mrs. Watts with her daughter
and husband will visit Yosemite park.
The Women's Christian Missionary
society met last Wednesday at the
home of Mrs. Reta Potts with a large
number in attendance Mrs. George
Gerking served refreshments. Next
meeting will be with Mrs. Stella
Mignonette. Rebekah lodge met
Tuesday evening with a large number
in attendance. Mrs. Bryce Baker and
Mrs. Claude Dickenson acting as
hostesses planned very clever games
and dainty refreshments fitting to
the occasion of St. Valentine Day.
Ted Roy, winner of second place
in the Atwater Kent contest, will ap
pear at the Rivoli theatre in Pendle
ton next Friday evening in the Ore
gon State College Glee Club presenta
tion of Sullivan's opera "Pinafore,"
starring as a tenor.
A bridge party was held Friday
evening at the Kevella ueuauen
home west of town when Mrs. James
Lieuallen, Mrs. Francis Lieuallen,
Mrs. Revella Lieuallen, Mrs. Roy
Duff and Mrs. Clarence Tubbs enter
tained sixty four guests with 16
tables at bridge. Guests from Athena
were, Mr. and Mrs. Max Hopper, Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Douglas and Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Prestbye. High
ladies' score was won by Mrs. Lola
Barnett, second score by Mrs. Mil
dred Davis. High gents' score was
held by Lester Hurst and second by
Paul Lieuallen. Luncheon was serv
ed by the hostesses. ,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Prestbye enter
tained Thursday evening of last week
at a bridge dinner when they had
sixteen guests. Valentine motif was
the color scheme. Guests wer.e Mr.
and Mrs. Max Hopper, Mr. and Mrs.
James Lieuallen, Mr. .and Mrs. Frank
Ames, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFadden,
Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Watts, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Harwood, Dr. J. L. Geyer,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Douglas and
the host and hostess. Mr. and Mrs.
McFadden won high score while Mr.
and Mrs. James Lieuallen won the
Sunday-school at 9:45 A. M. Di
vine worship at 11:00 A. M. Topic,
Higher Patriotism. Junior and senior
vmini? DeoDle at 6:30 P. M. Topic
for evening discourse, Bringing the
Bible Back. Thursday evening ser
vice at 7:30 P. M. consisting of de
votional and topical bible study in
ouestion form. It is not so much' a
question of honoring the great men
of history, as what we are doing
that will be worth mentioning and
following after, in years to come.
Saturday, Feb. 18
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unquenchable, lovable figure as ever. A colorful,
human, different picture of the life, loves and
humor of cadets. You'll say it's Haines' grandest
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