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DIKE BILLS HALT
So-Called $3 and $5 Meas
ures Will Not Appear On
22 Years Ago
John B. Yeon, president of Oregon
Good Roads Association, releases the
following circular letter to the
press of the state for publication:
Oregon motorists and taxpayers
will be interested in the fart that
thel so-called S3 and $5 measures,
which would have affected the state
highway program, will not appear
on the November ballot, as the neces
sary signatures to initiative petitions
were not filed at Salem.
The public mind has become con
fused through extensive preliminary
discussion in the state press of these
bills and it should be pointed out,
as a matter of interest of the high
est importance, that . the only
measures relating to motor vehicle
licenses and a tax on gasoline-which
will have a place on fhe ballot are
those initiated by Joe Dunne, of Port
land. Mr. Dunne's license bill provides
for a general reduction in license
fees of approximately 50 per cent. If
this bill should be approved by the
people in November, the state high
way fund will lose about $3,000,000.
The other initiative measure would
increase the gasoline tax from three
to five cents per gallon. If both bills
should pass, the state's income from
the gas tax would be increased about
$1,200,000, leaving the highway de
partment with a net loss of nearly
$2,000,000. Should the people ap
prove the decreased license fees set
up in the Dunne bill and reject the
increased gas tax of his other bill,
the net loss to the highway fund
would amount to a sum equivalent to
that now available for new construc
tion and betterments. Under this
threatening situation, the highway
commission has been forced to call a
halt in its contemplated program for
next year and to hold in abeyance
any expenditure other than main
tenance and the mandatory payments
of principal and interest on road
The above figures are based on
careful and conservative estimates
of state revenues relating to the
highway fund, which was set up by
the people and the legislature to ac
complish a definite program of state
road construction. This program is
far from completion at this time.
World War veterans may again
apply for government insurance and
also for adjusted compensation or
bonus if they failed to take advant
age of these privileges when they
were formerly open to them, Red
Cross chapters were notified by head
quarters. Under the Johnson bill signed by
the president May 29, lapsed insur
ance policies may be again applied
for by veterans in 'good health. Time
for bonus application has been ex
tended by a new law from January
1, 1928 until January 2, 1930. About
one half million of the 4,000,000 en
titled to adjusted compensation have
failed to apply for it according to the
Red Cross bulletin.
Caseys Win Again
The K. C. championship base ball
team of the Walla Walla valley has
added another victory to its list of
winnings. Sunday Pomeroy was beat
en 3 to 2 in a fast contest, in which
the Caseys made 5 hits, and Pomeroy
July 20, 1906
Robert Burns, the O. R. & N. offl
cial was in the city Wednesday.
Dr. Fred Lieuallen has returned to
Helix from a trip to the coast.
Ed. Koontz is again behind the
counters at Ely & Scott's grocery.
Mrs. H. B. Nelson and Mrs. Fred
Gerberding drove over from Weston
Weston's city . charter will be
amended so that a greater bonded in
debtedness may be carried.
A number of Athena friends went
over today to Weston to attend the
funeral of the late T. J. Price.
J. C. Stamper is wearing the star
during the absence of City Marshal
Gholson, who is in Walla Walla.
Jay McElroy has returned from
Cambridge, Idaho, and will work in
the harvest fields in this vicinity.
Thomas Narkaus and Miss Bessie
Johhson, residents of Weston Moun
tain, were united m marriage Sunday,
Diclj McLean came over from WalJa
Walla Saturday evening and drove
up to the Springs with Fay LeGrow.
Judge Thos. G. Hailey was in town
for a few hours Sunday. He came up
from Salem Saturday to look over his
M. L. Watts has exchanged his
traction engine for a new one of 22
horsepower. The change was made
with the Buffalo Pitts company.
John Bannister says that a portion
of his wheat has been damaged ser
iously by the hot weather. Mr. Ban
nister will begin harvesting next
Joe Scott will commence harvesting
a half section field of wheat one mile
south of Mission station, Monday
In this field Mr. Scott estimates his
loss to be at least 100 sacks.
The firm of Eberhart & Co., of
Walla Walla, has been awarded the
contract to construct the two new
bridges on Wild Horse creek, near
Athena, and also one at. Pendleton.
Rev. Ellis left Monday for The
Dalles, where he goes to consult a
specialist in regard to his asthma,
from which malady he is suffering
greatly during the continued dry spell
Big loads of lumber from the Blue
Mountain saw mill, located east of
Weston, and formerly owned by W.
H. Fletcher, come to Athena almost
daily and are unloaded at the Turn-a
lum lumber yard.
Word from Pendleton was received
by relatives of S. A. Maloney to the
effect that the old gentleman who has
been ill some time is in a critical con
dition, and the worst is feared. He
is at the home of his son James, v
John Walter has a new Daniel Best
combine. It is equipped with a 20
horse-power gasoline engine .which
furnished power for the cutting ma
chinery and the separator. Horses
are used only to pull the machine
around the field.
The road from the station to Bing
ham Springs will soon be repaired.
and then the work of putting in the
bridges, destroyed ljy the flood, will
continue. The river is now forded at
13 places between the railroad station
and the Springs.
Wednesday, Mrs. Austin Foss
chaperoned the members of her em
broidery class to the grove south of
town where the day was spent in a
good old fashioned picnic. At noon,
lunch was spread on the green sward,
to which the young ladies did ample
justice. Several features of enter
tainment were indulged in.
Chas. Brotherton has placed an or
der with the Gilbert Hunt Co. of Wal
la Walla, for a 28 inch Pride of Wash
ington separator, and the machine
will be unloaded from the car today.
Mr. Brotherton has 400 acres of
wheat which he will begin harvesting
next week. He confidently expects an
average yield of 40 bushels per acre.
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.
Fenn 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
XRav 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.
SEASON IS OPEN
Three in Jail and Three
More Sought By Yak
Yakima. Central Washington
authorities tonight declared an open
season on automobile bandits follow
ing what seems to have been a hold
up-men's field day yesterday.
One pair was in jail and offkers
studied their reported confession of
three daring hold-ups. Chelan and
Kittitas county officers, however,
were still combing the highways for
three men who held up three persons
riding in two automobiles on Blewett
pass highway between Ellensburg
and Wenatchee. The three men are
believed to have been the same ones
who terrorized eastern Washington
and Montana last week.
Eldridge Bordwell and William Col
lins, held at Sunnyside near here,
were said to have confessed to three
hold-ups in the Yakima valley. Belle
McCumber, arrested with them, was
later released after declaring that
she knew nothing of the hold-up
plans and that she had been asked to
ride with the two men.
J. W. Simpson, Seattle, and Mr.
and Mrs. W. G. Davis, Cashmere
Wash., were robbed and bound to
trees in Blewett pass after they had
been forced to stop when the bandits
placed their car across the road. The
robber trio took Simpson's car and
left their own which was out of gaso
line, after smashing the spark plugs
of the Davis machine.
The victims managed to release
themselves and spread an alarm.
Five Men Held Up
By City Bandit Trio
On Walla Walla Street
Walla Walla. Five men held up by
a trio of young men in a car on the
streets . of Walla Walla early Sun
day morning in a manner said by
police to indicate big city experience.
W. A. Hockatt and Harold Green
who gave their home as Wyoming but
said they were on their way to Spok
ane, were the first victims of the
bandits. As they were walking up
Alder street at about mid-night a
car drove up and they were ordered
at the point of two revolvers to get
into the car. They were searched and
while one lost $40, the bandits over
looked $25 belonging to the , other.
After being driven about a while the
two were let out but did not know
The second robbery occurred about
half an hour later. Hans Sunde and
William Snytler reported that while
they were fixing a flat tire on Pine
street highway, a touring car with
three young men in it drove up and
the men got out. While two covered
Sunde and Snyder the third relieved
their victims of $4 and $2.
J. E. Sweigel told the police that
he was picked up on Fourth avenue
and turned out when the robbers
found that he had no cash. The hold
ups took nothing but money and
their methods, police officers think,
show that they were probably adepts
from a larger city. t
German Planei So Few
Aces Had to Double Up
So scantily equipped were the Ger
man ulr forces at tlie beginning ol the
World war that even such notable
aces as Baron Manfred von Klcht
hofen were forced to take turns at
flying the few available one-seater
planes, points out Floyd Gibbons, the
noted war correspondent, In an article
In Liberty. After much preliminary
flying In two-seaters, which, the au
thor explains, Von Itlchthofen thor
oughly disliked, he was Anally as
signed to a single-seater Fokker.
"But air equipment was not plenti
ful," the writer continues, "and he had
to share the new machine with a fel
low pilot, who was equally Ambitious
to get away from the two-seaters- and
cruise as an Individual flyings unit
The Joint ownership of the new plane
was unsatisfactory to both Illchthofen
and his comrade. Each feared that
the other one would smash the plane.
One flew It In the morning and the
other flew It In the afternoon.
"Richthofen made his first trip
without encountering an enemy plane.
Ills comrade flew It that afternoon
and that was ll.e last Itlchthofen ever
saw of It. IJut he became the sole
owner of the next single-seater Issued
to the squadron."
The Western Union says that an At
lantic cable consists of a central cop
per wire which carries the electric cur
rent. Around this are wound flexible
copper tapes, which In case of a break
In the wire would carry the current
around the gap. This la wrapped with
a permalloy tape whose magnetic qual
ities give the cable Its great speed.
This metallic part of the cable is first
Inclosed In a thick covering of gutta
percha, which holds the currents to
their path. Around this Is a wrapping
of Jute, which cushions the pressure
of several miles of sea water. Eight
een steel armor wires surround the
cushion and protect the cable from
injury. The whole Is Incased in an
outer coating or wrapping of tarred
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Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrons
Corner Main and Third
DR. 8. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
DR. J. L. GEYER
Post Building, Athena, Phone 682
Shoe Repairing Sewed Soles a
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Bell & Venable
Phones 125 atid 24
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Motor Oils H Greases
Bryce Baker, Agent
Phones 761 and 31F11, Athena
Serves Cool Drinks. Ice Cream in any quantity. We
cater to Picnic Parties.
Gerald Kilgore, Proprietor
THE ATHENA MARKET
We carry the best
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If you are planning alterations or ad
ditions to your building, let us give
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