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Athena, Oregon, April 6, 1928
TAX REDUCTION POSSIBLE
The recent statement of Governor
Fuller of Massachusetts that the
state will collect but $8,500,000 from
cities and towns this year, as com
pared to $12,000,000 in 1927, shows
that tax reduction is a practical pos
sibility. Furthermore says an Ex
change, it is expected that the state
indebtedness, which was $40,000,
000 eight years ago, will be reduced
to $13,000,000 by the end of 1928.
There is no secret about this suc
cess. Governor Fuller and Massa
chusetts legislators have no ready
panacea to cure the tax evil that is
denied other states. What they have
done is to replace politics with busi
ness and the result has been economy.
Any community or state can do the
Massachusetts is a good example,
as is the city of Baltimore, of govern
mental competence that should make
citizens living in many other places
sit up and take notice. Tax reduction
can be accomplished by the right
methods without neglecting state,
national or municipal necessities, and
even, a few luxuries. Those of us who
"kick" about high taxes will do well
to remember that we elect our own
public officials, and reform comes
mostly at our own bidding.
Scientists agree that ductless
glands are factories where Hormone
is made and distributed throughout
the body. If these factories break
down or work overtime, the quality
of blood nourishment of the cells in
the skin and muscular tissues be
comes impaired and beauty fades.
Now they are planning for efficiency
in these little factories.
Hereafter French shipbuilding en
gineers will be required to take a
trip at sea before passing over their
appliances to the navy. By applying
this method the French government
hopes to transform the grouch of its
tars into smiles, besides giving the
engineer a holiday with his pet con
trivance and a bath in his own
A Rising Sun, Indiana blacksmith
has suddenly) beamed into local
prominence by being awarded the
contract to make the electric chairs
for the Illinois state prison. After
losing a whole night's sleep the
blacksmith came to the conclusion
that some time Illinois might need
them, so he decided to make the
Dessert in Hungary is a tart,
described as something like a cream
puff, with very thick sides, sliced in
half, stuffed with cream, then seal
ed again under a heavy coating of
chocolate, and crowned with very
rich whipped cream; a dish for a
king. And maybe this is the reason
why there are so few kings left.
The Morning Oregonian sees no
significance in the fact that Lloyds
is a Scotch concern and its refusal
to underwrite the proposed German
flight from Ireland to New York. Nor
do we, remembering that the Scotch
got along very well with the Irish,
but prefer Scotch to beer.
Thirty acres of corn is a fairly
good sized patch, but thirty acre3 of
rose slips stuck five inches apart is
a darned sight bigger, and don't you
forget it when the time comes for
each slip to be budded.
In this country, time was when
an army general made a failure of
his command, he was relieved and
pensioned. In China such failures
end at the beheading block or in a
Spurred to action by Eugene and
Medford having airports, dear old
Salem is clamoring for one. Other
Valley towns will eventually spur the
capitol city into the procession of
Coast guardsmen, always brave,
have brought fame to the Siuslaw
station, when five of their number
were tossed about in a heavy sea for
three days, in search of a disabled
The ancient city of Smyrna, after
...... .fiou .f Kimir nf one nature and
another is now sweltering in tho
throes of earthquake shocks. Her
tribulations have been many, her joys
Thev're fighting over the merger
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..ois of lot.ic is sizzling from both
sides of the question. Turn on the
juice, McDuffI ,
It seems that Mussolini told the
Pope where to head in, in about the
same language he used in telling
everyone else over in Italy what to
With the field of industrial chemis
try rapidly broadening for women,
may we not hear of a new face
Sure it's raining at Portland; only
it's a warmer cold rain than we have
In considering a remedy for crime,
the following statement constitutes
the key-note of the report made by
the subcommittee of the National
Crime Commission: "There is now a
tendency to insist upon harsher pun
ishment as a cure-all for all crime,
whereas of far more importance, it
will be found, is the building up of
police and court management cap
able of catching and convicting a far
larger percentage of the individuals
who commit crime."
Law enforcement is the real an
swer to crime prevention. Arrests for
robbery in England, Wales and
Canada average 84 per cent. In the
United States, Cleveland and Balti
more top the list with 49 per cent and
47 per cent respectively, while other
cities dwindle down to as low as
three per cent. The ratio of con
victions to known crimes of robbery
and the ratio of convictions to the
number of arrests made, run as
strongly in favor of England and
Canada as do the first figures men
tioned, and make as unfavorable a
showing for the United States.
Such figures tell a striking story
and show that there must be, first,
efficient police and, second, elimi
nation of loopholes in legal procedure
to promote the escape of the male
factor. Commenting on the situation, the
Portland Oregonian says the crime
situation has reached a point in many
of our cities where the luckless law
breaker who is occasionally caught
and convicted actually attributes his
misfortune to an act of God, as he
would in case of a disastrous storm,
shipwreck or earthquake.
As a crime remedy, the public is
generally offered a law prohibiting
trie sale of small arms to law-abiding
citizens. The trouble with such laws
is that they are contrary to the sec
ond amendment of the United States
Constitution, and the criminal pays
no attention to them. The honest
citizen is, however, harnessed, with
another prohibitive measure.
Students of the crime situation feel
certain that prohibiting sale and
ownership of small arms to lawabid-
ing citizens would in no way check
the crime wave, but would make more
lawbreakers out of honest persons
who felt they had a right to ow.i a
gun, and leave the criminal more
free than ever to carry on his
depredations without fear of oc
casional injury by home owners or
persons protecting their property
from unlawful attack.
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of O. W.
B. Zerba, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has filed his final ac
count and report in the above en
titled matter and that the above en
titled Court has fixed Saturday,, the
28th day of April, 1928, at the hour
of 10:00 o'clock A. M. of said day, as
the time, and the County Court room
in the County Court house at Pendlt
ton, Umatilla County, Oregon, as the
place, for hearing of said final ac
count and report. Objections to said
final account and report should be
filed on or before that date.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this SOth
day of March, 1928.
Ernest A. Zerba, Administrator of
the Estate of O. W. B. Zerba, De
ceased. Watts & Prestbye, Athena, Oregon,
Attorneys for Estate. M30A27
(Equity No. 4529)
In the Curcuit Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
Catherine Foster, Plaintiff, vs.
Charles Foster, Defendent.
To Charles Foster, Defendant above
In the name of the State of Oregon,
you are hereby required to appear
and answer the . complaint of the
plaintiff filed against you in the
above entitled suit, within four
weeks of the date of the first publica
tion of this summons to-wit: on
or before Friday, the 20th day of
April, 1928; and you will take notice
that if you fail to appear and answer
the said complaint or otherwise
plead thereto within said time, the
plaintiff for want thereof will apply
to the Court for the relief prayed
for and demanded in plaintiff's said
complaint, namely, for a decree of
the Court forever dissolving the
bonds of matrimony now and hereto
fore existing between plaintiff and
defendant, for the care and custody
of their minor child, Vida Foster,
and for other equitable relief.
This summons is published pur
suant to an order made in this cause
by Honorable James Alger Fee, Cir
cuit Judge of the above entitled
Court, dated March 21st, 1928. The
first publication of this summons
will be made in the Athena Press on
Friday the 23rd day of March, 1928,
and the last publication will be made
on Friday the 20th day of April,
Dated at Freewater, Oregon, this
21st day of March, 1928.
G. H. Bishop, Attorney for Plaint
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