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About The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942 | View Entire Issue (July 6, 1928)
22 Years Ago
J July 6, 1906 ;
Uncle Dick Powers wa3 in town
Saturday from Weston." i
Born, -to Mr. and Mrs. David Bon.
ifer, July 2, 1906, a daughter.
Prof. Lynn Gubser, ex-principal of
the Weston public school, is an appli
cant for principal of the Athena
Mrs. W. G. Preston arrived in the
city Saturday evening from Waita
burg, Wash., and is visiting her son
D. H. Preston.
Word comes from Walla Walla
that Leo Cook, who is afflicted with
-hip disease, is gradually improving
and hopes are now entertained of his
Mr. Ralph Tucker and Miss Iva
O'Harra of Weston, were united in
marriage Saturday, June 23, 1906, at
5 p. m., at Walla Walla, by Rev. A.
R. Olds. ...
Miss Bessinger of Pendleton, has
been selected by the board to teach
the seventh grade in the Athena pub
lic school. The principal has not been
chosen yet. ..
Hugh Walker well known in Ath
ena, is seriously ill at his home in
Weston. Mr. Walker has been in
failing health for some time and is
now in a critical condition.
William Mosgrove has purchased a
stock of general merchandise at
Waitsberg. Ari inventory of the
stock is now being taken. Eber Luna
will be salesman for Mr. Mosgrove.
Drummers who come to Athena and
are compelled to drive out to other
towns, invariably make their trips
during the cool of the evening. Thus
they escape the dust to a certain ex
tent. Mrs. P. E. Colbern who has been in
ill health for some time, is now as
sisted by a nurse, who arrived re
cently from Walla Walla. A portion
of each day Mrs." Colbern is able to
For the first time in many months,
B. F. Mansfield was able to get out
of town. He went down to Pendleton
and took in the celebration. Uncle
"Doc" is very much improved in
Dr. Sharp drove to Weston Moun
tain yesterday, to visit a patient. He
experienced some difficulty in making
the trip, owing to the excessive heat,
the overheated condition of his horse
causing some delay.
'.'We will be running electric cars
into Milton and Freewater before the
first 'of the year," was the announce
ment, made by R. E. Allen of the
Walla" Walla Valley Traction com
pany, last evening to the Walla Wal
la Union.' ' .-. '
Miss Kittie Gholson returned from
Walla Walla yesterday where she vis
ited for the past month. She was ac
companied home by Miss Cecile Boyd,
who was also a guest of Mrs. Mets
gar for a day. They report Leo Cook
as still slowly improving.
Old "Dobbins" the delivery wagon
horse has no time nor patience for
the little red fire-cracker. When a
small boy on Fifth street cracked one
the other day, Dobbins took a sprint,
leaving a wrecked . wagon and that
vicinity as quickly as possible.
Bank Statement ,.,-
Charter No. 4516. - Reserve District No. 12
Report of the Condition of the First National Bank at Athena in the State
F . . . i i m i - T. OA4-U 100Q
of Oregon, at tne ciose oi Dusiness on ouue oum,
. -, , . . ,. RESOURCES ;..,, , .'. ,
1 a Loans and discounts including rediscounts, ac
ceptances of other banks and foreign bills of ex
change or drafts sold with endorsement of this
bank (except those shown in b and c) , 626,817.83
Total loans... ......... : . . ........
2 Overdrafts, secured, ...... unsecured, 83.12
3 U. S. Government securities owned:
a Deposited to secure circulation (U. S. bonds par value)
b All other United States Government securities
(including premiums, if any) . 45.700.00
4 Other bonds, stocks, securities, etc., owned: I
6 Banking House, 6,062.00 Furniture and fixtures, 338.00
8 Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank ..
10 Cash in vault and amount due from national banks .....
11. Amount due from State banks, bankers, and trust companies
in the United States (other than included in Items 8, 9,
and 10) w
Total of Items 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 51,450.58
14. Miscellaneous cash items
15 Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer and duo from U. S.
Treasurer ... ... ... .. . . -
19 Capital -stock paid in.,,..............
20 Surplus tuna
21a Undivided profits .. ... 17,437.51
22 Reserved for taxes, interest, etc., accrued....
23 Circulating notes outstanding
26 a Amount due to State banks, bankers and trust companies
in the United States
27 Certified checks outstanding....- .. ....... . .
28 Cashier's checks outstanding..... .... : ....
29 Dividend checks outstanding
Toljal of 24. 25. 26, 27, and 28 8,335.43
30 Individual deposits subject to check
31 Certificates of deposit due in less than 30 days (other than
for money borrowed) ..
32 State, county or municipal deposits secured by pledge of
assetts of this bank or surety bond .......
Total of demand deposits ( other than bank deposits) sur
ject to Reserve, Items 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34... 238,433.48
35 Savings deposits (including time certificates of deposit other
than for money borowed) i.
Total of time deposits subject to Reserve, Items 35, 36, 37,
and 38 360,569.31
39 United States deposits (other than postal savings, includ-
ing War Loan deposit account and deposits of United
States disbursing officers . . .
. Total..; ; . ..
State of Oregon, County of Umatilla, ss. , :
I, F. S. LeGrow, Oashier of the above-named Bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge ana belief,
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 5th day of July, 1928. '
E. C. PRESTBYE, Notary Public.
Commission expires July 10th, 1928.
F. S. LEGROW, Cashier,
i M. L. WATTS
i M. W. HANSELL
' HENRY DELL. Directors
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 Baiber 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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Walla Walla General Hospital
A modern non sectarian fifty bed hospital, with
all up to date modern hospital facilities for the care
of patients. .
X-Ray and bacteriological labortories, washed air
Only graduate nurses are employed and their ser
vices are included at the regular rates which are
$3.50 to $6.00
Special nurses extra. Your interest and patronage
is solicited. Phone 480. -
Hard to Say Just Who
Was "Father of Navy"
"The questions, 'Who was the fa
ther of the American navy? Wiat
wus tbe first American warship ana
what was the first sen light In the
history of the nation?' are continual
ly being raised," writes Prof. Walter
B. Norris of the United States Naval
neademy In Current History. "When
the facts are clear it 1 useless and
Impossible to answer thenf absolutely.
If Washington became the 'father of
his country' simply because he was
its first President, then John Barry
deserves the title for the navy, for
he was its first commander appointed
directly by the congress. But If
Washington was 'father of his conn-
try' because be was chiefly responsi
ble for its foundation, then John Paul
Jones deserves the honor In the navy,
for, although there was no real head
of the navy during the Revolution,
Jones suggested many of the lines on
which It later developed and gave it
traditions which have shaped Its spirit
ever since. . . . The first eea fight
of the Revolution occurred on Moy 7,
1775, in the waters of Vineyard sound,
Massachusetts, when a band of min
ute men from Dartmouth went out In
a schooner,' the Success, and recap
tured two vessels that had been seized.
Thus the Success must be called tbe
first American warship, though it did
not have even the legal status of a
privateer, and was manned by mem
bers of the army.".
Credit for Starch Is
Awarded to Flander
The use of starch In the laundry be
gan about 350 years ago, and is said
to have originated in Flanders. It
came into popularity In England In
the reign of Elizabeth, whose courtiers
and ladles wore ruffs of cambric too
large to stand firm' without artificial
stiffening. The starch was like that
of modern times except that it was
colored red, yellow, green, and blue
and gave delicate tints to the huge
linen contrivances of the beaux and
belles of the period.
The method of using starch was a
secret and in order to find a person
who could properly Btarch her linen,
Queen Elizabeth was compelled to
make a nation-wide search and Mrs.
Gullham, wife of an official of the
royal household, was the first starch
er. In 1564 a Flemish woman, Fran
Vaudh Plasse, came to London and es
tablished there a school to teach
starching. The school' succeeded, and
the frau of Flanders became rich.
Quality and Gonvf ort
Pure Wool-All sizes and Colors
Quality Quantity, Service. Phone 171. Athena, Oregon
Bananas and Wheat
A study made by a representative
of the Department of Agriculture In
Hawaii shows that the banana leads
in total production per acre and In
fuel value per acre. A fair yield of
wheat Is estimated at 1,620 pounds
per acre. In the banana it Is 32,000
pounds per acre. And the compara
tive fuel values from an acre are 2,
673,000 calories for wheat and 8,320,
000 for bananas. Of rice, corn, white
and eweet potatoes, the acre yield of
sweet potatoes, with 6,160,000 calories,
approaches closest to the banana, Of
the fruits the banana is much the rich
est In protein, having approximately
four and one-half times as large a pro
portion as the apple and nearly five
times the pineapple.
Ballet and Air in Films
When a speeding bullet crashes
through an electric light bulb It dents
the glass before It plows Its. way
through the white fragments of glass
floating In the air. Air moves into
some airplane cylinders at the rate of
42 feet a second. These facts were
shown by use of the camera Invented
by Baron Shlba, a Japanese engineer.
The camera made 20,000 exposures a
minute and the films were thrown on
the screen as slow-motion pictures.
Every detail of the bullet's flight as
though the missile was traveling slow
ly, was shown.
Historical accounts Indicate that al
falfa was first cultivated In Persia
and that the Persians took it with
them when they Invaded Greece about
490 B. C. to provide forage for the
horses and cattle of their armies. It
was apparently introduced Into Italy
during the First century and Into
Spain during the Moorish Invasion in
the Eighth century. Tbe Spaniards
took alfalfa to South America and
Mexico in the Sixteenth century and
doubtless to" California and the South
west during their first expeditions.
"You should remember, Brother
Johnson," solemnly said the visiting
clergyman, "that we are here today
and gone tomorrow"
"You hain't referring to my wife's
klnfolk, I reckon, elder," responded
Gap Johnson of Rumpus Ridge.
They're yur today, all right, but the
chances are they hain't gone till the
grub gives out or I begin talking about
taking a shot at somebody." Kansas
The trouble started when little
Doris declared she would rather have
half a jam tart than two-thirds of It
"How often have I tried to drive it
into you," said tbe exasperated teach
er, "that two-thirds of anything is
more than balf? Now, yon all know,"
she went on, "that Doris prefers a
small portion of tart to a large piece.
Funny child. Isn't she?"
"Please, miss," said Doris in a smalL
clear piping voice, I don't 136a tartH
DR. W. G, COWAN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Dr.' W. Boyd Whyte
Stangier Building, Phone 706
Pendleton, Oregon. 957 i
WATTS & PRESTBYB
Main Street. Athena, Oregon
State and Federal Court Practice
The Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrons
Corner Mala and Third
. .-. -
Quick Starting Packed With Extra Miles
Motor Oils Greases
Bryce Baker, Agent
Phones 761 and 31F11, Athena
DR. S. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Athena, Oregon ;
Post Building, Athena, Phone 682
Shoe Repairing Sewed Soles a
Specialty. Harness and Auto
Bell & Venable
Phones 125 aid 24
Always At Your Service
City and Country
and Horse Team Work
Serves Cool Drinks. Ice Cream in any quantity. We
cater to Picnic Parties. ; T
Gerald Kilgore, Proprietor - - Athena, Oregon
THE ATHENA MARKET
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.
If you are planning alterations or ad- 4
ditions to your building, let us give
you an estimate oh 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