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Athena, Oregon, September 7, 1928
"French criminologists, proposing
a revival of the ancient custom
hrandintr criminals. reflect
seriousness with which nations other
than ours take the problem of sup-
Dressing crime," says the
Francisco Chronicle. "On the ratio
of homicides in France and
United States, our crime rate
about six and one-half times that
France. The idea of branding, even
by painless chemical means, is not
likelv to be revived, out the mere
fact that it has been proposed
resnonsible criminologists shows
attitude of mind on the part of the
French that partially explains their
low criminal rate as compared with
ours. The habitual criminal is
enemv of society and is treated
such. As soon as the American public
has that feeling in the matter ine
the criminal rate in the United
States will show a rapid decline
without resorting to any such drastic
method as is now being discussed
One mystery of the air was given
up by the ocean the other day, when
a plane wheel found off the const of
Iceland, proved to be from the ma
chine that carried to their deaths
Princess Lowenstein-Wertheim, Cap
tain Leslie Hamilton and Colonel F,
F. Minchin, while on their attempted
flight from England to Canada. There
are other air voyage secrets that lie
unlocked in the bosom of the ocean,
"We are now at the threshold of the
machine and mass production era in
agriculture; farming will become a
scientific, profession," states one of
those bureaucrats who sit in a swivel
chair and farm on their desk losing
sight of the fact that long ago the
farmer became scientific in making
ends meet by selling two sacks of
wheat for the price of one.
The Morning Oregonian sees in
the feat of President Collidge shoot
ing a crane with a pistol, possible
expertness in breaking glass balls
with a shotgun, ere he leaves the
whitehouse. All of which means
nothing. Anybody can Waltonize
successfully in a fish hatchery, but
it takes nerve to pepperize glass
spheres with successive regularity.
Will Rogers has been told that
President Calles of Mexico, is a
very unusual man, and that he has
none of the earmarks of the
politician, which leads the mayor of
Beverly Hills to remark: "Wouldn't
it be great if Mexico started electing
by the ballot instead of by bullet,
and us electing by the ballot instead
of the bullion?"
The radical change in men's wear
ing apparel would indicate that the
Pendleton Round-Up is something
more than a mere epic drama of the
West that is if appearances amount
to anything. Some flashy duds?
We'd say they are.
A wedding march played in a
Switzerland villa and carried ap
proximately 4000 miles by telephone
and radio-telephone was the trim
mings of the marriage ceremony
Which united a Manchester, Mass ,
We hear that banditry has been
brought under control in China, but
in Mexico the other day a single
soldier escaped with his life while a
gang of outlaws massacred his de
tachment of guards and robbed a
This is a warning to all mayors:
An irate taxpayer bit the ear of tho
mayor of El Cenito, California, in
an altercation over the payment of a
street assessment. The taxpayer
went to jail, while the mayor had
his ear rebuilt.
Reiteration by the leaders of bot
political parties that agriculture
the greatest industry in our countr
today, doesn't buy the farmer any
thing; standing up against the world
the least protected of any producer
A Boardman resident tells Port
land police that two negro women
stopped him and robbed him of
$21.50 and a stage ticket. Maybe he
will profit by the incident and here
after keep aloof front dark allies,
We thought Milton-Freewater es
tablished a good record for prune
shipments, but Medford comes along
with a 118 carload shipment of pears
in one dny.
Russia, watching her step, has de
cided to adhere to the Kellogg pact
and continue to push her disarma
Athena Boy Scouts j
(By Scoutmaster Wade LeRoy)
We had expected to announce the
Round-Up plans in this issue but
they are not far enough along yet so
will have them ready next week.
Several of the older boys are lining
up with the troop and this will make
a fine representative group of ages
from the cubs up to. advanced scouts.
Only a few were out to the first
regular meeting of the troop Tues
day evening but school just starting
and other excuses were offered so we
will expect every scout out to the
The Scout staffs are still missing
and any one knowing of them will
render a favor by passing the infor
mation on to the troop officials. There
are seventeen of them and they are
valuable to the troop.
We are making a special effort to
get things in shape for the best year
of scouting in the district and need
the co-operation of some more older
people to act in an advisory capacity
so if you are called on, be prepared.
The light meter that we had taken
out when we discontinued our regu
lar meetings for the summer will be
in again for the next regular meet
ing. Thanks to the Preston-Sehaffer
Milling company for their past cour
tesies and co-operation.
We are expecting to have a Court
of Honor Session Tuesday evening
and at that time all the tests that
were passed in camp will be reviewed
and the advancements registered for
the boys. We are hoping that there
will be a large number of parents and
others out to the meeting to see the
work of scouting.
The Scouts appreciate the oppor
tunity of the large hall they have
for their meetings and work, and are
making a special effort to equip it
with seats and equipment needed for
the meetings. Any one having a
bench or some old chairs they care
to- loan or give to the troop tha same
will be appreciated.
In the next issue of the Press we
expect to have a financial statement
of the troop expenses and receipts
since the troop was organized. This
statement will be gone over at the
next regular meeting. Tuesday eve
ning. Anyone desiring any informa
tion on any of the Scout Records can
get them at any time and especially
at any meeting as the books are open
records to the public.
The itemized account for the Emi
grant Springs Scout Camp is com.
plete and can be gone over any time
in the Scout records. The entire ex
pense of the trip was $67.45 of which
.05 was for equipment and supplies
to be charged to the troop, leaving
$57.50 that was shared by the boys
that made the trip. This is about a
dollar less per member of the trip
than was required of the regular
Scout camp on the Walla Walla river
this year. Equipment at the Emi
grant Springs camp is just as com
plete as the Walla Walla Camp and
as much was accomplished.
Chaucer Mindful of
Opportunity in Life
Chaucer was appointed comptroller
of customs In 1371
The post of comptroller of the cus
toms and subsidy of wools, hides and
woodfells and the petty customs of
wine one of the fattest Jobs In the.
city of Londonwas not the only,
prize which Chaucer managed to
gather during a career of diplomacy;
for the writing of the "Canterbury
Tales" was only a spare-time hobby.
Chaucer, who began as a royal page,
had undertaken many embassies. One,
In Italy, hod been so successful as
to earn him a grant of a pitcher of
wine a day, to be supplied by the
king's butler. Xwo years later he re
celved 10 13s 4d for some secret
service work. A mission to Flanders
and an embassy to the king of France
brought him nearly 80; no small sum
In those days.
It was, no doubt, these Journeying!
abroad that enabled him to dip into
all the treasure houses of Christendom
for his stories. But his merry man
ner of telling them that we owe to
his genius alone; or, perhaps, a lit
tle to the county which he made bis
home; for If a man can't be merry
and poetic In springtime and In Kent;
when and where can he be 7 From the
Continental Edition of the London
.22 Years Ago
September 7, 1906
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Der
rick, Sept 10, a boy.
Henry Adams is looking after his
interests near Wallula this week. .
Mr. and Mrs. Chance Rogers of
Weston, were in the city yesterday.
Mft and Mrs. Henry Wright left
Wednesday for North Yakima where
they will remain for several weeks.
Miss Velma Wilkinson yesterday
commenced, her term of school in the
W.'D. Chamberlain took the early
morning train to Pendleton yesterday
returning in the evening.
Mrs. N. L. Ackles came over from
La Grande last evening; and will visit
relatives in Athena for several days.
Misses Katie and Jessie McEwen
left the first of the week for Pendle
ton where they will , attend the acad
emy. . .
Louis Audette will leave soon for
Charesholm, Alberta, having harvest
ed his crop on the reservation, south
Dr. J. W. Ingram and wife are' in
the city from Walla Walla. The doc-
tor has about concluded to locate in
Clarance Zerba, one of the bright
est of Umatilla county boys, will
enter the normal school at Weston for
Mr. and Mrs. Chas: Gay entertain
ed a number of their friends at dinner
Wednesday, the occasion being Mrs.
Gay's birthday. '
Rawl Miller, Ed Foster, Earl Dud
ley and Richard Wright will leave to
morrow for Corvallis to attend the
D. C. Mclntyre returned from Hot
Lake last evening, where he has been
for several days. He returns much
improved in health.
Ed Lefave who resides south of
town on the reservation and who has
been threatened with typhoid fever,
is able to be out again.
Henry Barrett and Walter Adams
have succeeded in getting a thresh
ing machine to their stacked grain
on their Dry creek farms and their
grain will soon be in the sack.
Miss Edyth McBride left this morn
ing for Corvallis, where she will en
ter the state agricultural college. At
Pendleton she was joined by her sis
ter Bessie who went as far as
Portland with her.
Chas. Estes came up from Pendle
ton Tuesdav eveninc. In comnanv
with another gentleman Mr Estes
left on a Drosnectiner trro in the Blue
mountains, where they expect to lo
cate the long lost Blue Bucket mine.
w. K. Taylor made his third drive
of beef cattle the first of the week.
Mr. Taylor's cattle ranee on Rvan
creek, south of the Umatilla, and he
reports some difficulty in finding and
driving the animals in the thick
brush of that region.
Mr. Henry La Brache and Miss
Edna Linville were united in mar
riage at the home of the bride's
mother in Weston, Sunday afternoon,
Rev. Payne being the officiating
clergyman. Mr. and Mrs. Le Brache
will reside in Weston, temporarily.
Athena friends extend congratulations.
NOTICE TO SCHOOL PATRONS
Due to an unusually large enroll
ment in the primary grades it was
thought expedient to make a ruling
that only those who were six years
of age or would become six years of
age before October 15, would be ad
mitted. It has been found that there
are a few who will be six years of
age within a very few days of the
limit set. Although there are really
as many pupils as a teacher can da
justice to, yet in the interests of ac
comodating all the patrons we can,
we will accept pupils who will become
six years of 'age by November the
first. This will be done, however,
only if there are not too many coming
in. Therefore, parents whose chil
dren will be six years of age before
the first of November may send their
children in with the understanding
that they will be dropped if there arc
more than provision can be made for.
LEE A. MEYER, Supt.
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to see this beautiful black-japanned
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To make the new Ball'
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