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Athena, Oregon, September 28, 1928
Interesting facts go hand in hand
with the development of electrically
equipped contrivances that from
time to time are being introduced to
lessen the cost and increase produc
tion on the farm. Those of our farm
er friends who are confronted with
the task of supplying muscular
power will be interested to know
that one-fifth of one kilowatt-hour of
electrical energy applied to a milk
separator will separate the cream
from the milk of one average cow
for one month, according to a recent
report from a western college to the
New Jersey Public Utility Informa
tion Committee. For one year a
standard separator, driven by a one
quarter horsepower motor, was used
to separate the milk from a herd of
21 Guernsey cows. In this period
they produced 143,755 pounds of milk,
while the separator consumed 54 kilowatt-hours
of current, and was run
for 160 hours. The 160 hours of
operation represent an equal number
of hours of labor of one man, and this
at twenty-five cents an hour, would
total $40, whereas the cost of cur
rent at an average rate of ten cents
a kilowatt-hour would amount to but
$5.40. A further saving is reported
in increased butter-fat taken from
the milk as a result of the more uni
form speed maintained by the electrically-operated
The Prairie Farmer discusses a
subject that would appear to be im
portant in considering schemes for
the relief of agriculture, but is rare
ly mentioned, if at all, in legislative
bodies. It says: "Some day we will
wonder why we ever allowed our
most important food-stuffs to be
used as a football for gamblers, to
the detriment of producers and con
sumers alike. Private business, in
deed. Is market manipulation of no
concern to the man who raises the
grain? Is it of no concern to the
millions of people who depend on
grain for their daily bread? Are we
to consider only the interests of the
non-producers who bet on the ups and
downs of the market?"
The feats, color and glamor of the
Round-Up cling with undiminished
popularity to the public, and the
crowds at the annual presentation of
the "epic drama of the West" never
grow less There are rodeos and rodeos,
but only one Round-Up. With its per
fect setting amidst sun tinted hills,
fronting a forest of trees on the banks
of a mountain stream, the artist has
a plenty for inspiration without the
mighty Indian spectacle the real
bone nnd sinew of the great show.
Greater than ever, the Round-Up
wove fresh laurels for itself this year.
The difference between full returns
to the vegetable gardeners and fruit
raisers and what they now realize
for their products may be seen any
day- along the, highways in big
elaborately painted trucks with
trailers, loaded with their produce to
be distributed to the retailer. Those
trucks, owned by commission firms
are doing the work at high pressure
cost; the work that gardeners' and
the fruit raiser's trucks should be do
ing. Then the profits would go into
the right fellow's pocket.
The state market agent says an
Oregon farmer cut his Canada thistle
crop with his oats last year and put
it all in the silo, fed it to his milk
cows and they seemed to enjoy the
mixture and do well on it. That ought
to solve the Canada thistle problem.
Just as soon as mankind finds it
valuable and begins to cultivate it,
it will probably die out. Only the
useless and harmful things arc self
perpetuating and resistant.
Bumper potato crops throughout
the country do not apply to Oregon,
where protracted dry weather in
July and August give prospects of
light yield, estimated at 5,200,000
bushels, as compared with 6,210,000
bushels last year. The verdict is a
low price in the markets of the coun
try over. With last season's experi
ence to spur them on, mountain pota
to raisers will doubtless sell on the
Business is picking up with the
railroads. The Northern Pacific has
put on twelve hundred additional
train and engine men to handle trans
portation of the 1928 crop. Employ
ment of this additional force, means
that in the next four months more
than $1,000,000 will bo added to the
payroll of the company's workers on
trains only, in the northwest,
When you construct an automobile
mid from the mouth to tho forks of
as likely a fishing stream as the
Umatilla river, it i easy to surmise
why fishing is poor there. On top of
this the Bingham hatchery is idle for
some cause or other and the season's
hatch was dumped into McKay reser
voir and streams other than the
Maybe, were the power companies
to show the fish a better way to sur
mount the dam obstructions in the
streams at their present power sites,
they would have less opposition in
locating new ones.
With timothy and clover, Jersey and
Guernsey, year in and year out,
wouldn't the cream can pay the
mountain farmer better than the spud
sack? Might try it half-and-half,
22 Years Ago
"Alexander the Great" mystic vaud
ville entertainer, has been entertain
ed by the government to the tune of
$77,500 back taxes.
Lithuanians Want Peace.
So do the rest of us.
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Dr. Mellenthin is a regular graduate
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He does not operate for chronic ap
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He has to his credit wonderful re
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Mrs. Jennie Woolery, Salem.
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Married women must be accom
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For Rent Newly refinished and
furnished five-room cottage on Third
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September 28, 1906
Miss Maud Ditty and Mr. Grant
Steen were married at Walla Walla,
Henry Dell has purchased the Jones
cottage on Jefferson street and will
occupy it in the near future.
W. R. Taylor left this morning
with his string of horses which he
will enter in the relay race at the
Walla Walla fair next week.
Hugh Walker, who for a time was
in a Portland sanitarium, underwent
a surgical operation at St. Mary's
hospital, Walla Walla, Tuesday.
Rev. W. E. Potwine, for many years
rector of the Church of the Redeemer
at Pendleton, but who is stationed in
Honolulu, for the past week has been
visiting his friends in this county.
That irrespressible, impressionable
sidewheeler, Kit Wilson the comedian,
is again in town. After catching all
the trout in the Umatilla river Kit
will bury himself in work for a while.
Joe Hodgson, who recently pur
chased the Jarman residence, has
moved his family to town. Mr. Hodg
son will continue to operate his farm
residing there during the summer
Mrs. G. C. Osburn of La Grande
visited friends in Athena and vicinity
Tuesday and Wednesday, taking yes
terday morning's train for Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Osburn have purchased
a residence in La Grande and will
live in that city permanently.
W. J. Gholson and Ed Koontz re
turned from Spokane last night. They
report a large attendance at the Spok
ane fair. Mr. Gholson and Mr.
Koontz visited Coeur d'Alene and
Harrison, Idaho, going there from
Spokane by electric car and boat.
L. L. Montague came up from Arl
ington Saturday evening.
Frank Beale, the Pine creek ranch
er, was in the city Saturday.
Prunes at the J. S. Harris ranch on
Wild Horse creek for 50c per hundred
W. G. Preston is down from Waits
burg, and is the guest of his son
D. H. Preston.
A number of Athena people have
expressed their intention of attend
ing the races at Walla Walla this
York Dell went down to Pendleton
today for the purpose of preparing
the Preston-Parton fair exhibit for
W. K. Wall, a recent arrival from
Kingman county Kansas, with his
wife, is in the city. Mr. Wall is a
brother-in-law of Theo. Danner, the
Mrs. T. J. Watts, who for several
weeks was in the hospital at Walla
Walla, returned to her home in this
city Saturday evening somewhat im
proved in health.
Attorney Will M. Peterson is con
fined to his home with a severe attack
of sciatic rheumatism. Mr. Peterson
has been unable fo attend to legal
affairs at his law office for several
Stockmen are bringing their cattle
down from the mountain range. A
large band was driven through town
Saturday evening, and Sunday the
process of "cutting out" took place at
the Brotherton place north of Athena.
George Hansell was in town yester
day. He paraded up and down the
street before the Press man, wearing
j a new Stetson hat " Asked where he
got the price of the hat, he answered
the question by displaying a roll of
wheat receipts. George used to be a
pretty good fellow, but since he went
to farming a radical change has taken
place. He now wears the brand of
the "yellow rich," and if Homer
Davenport ever sees him there will be
a dollar mark cartoon in the Press.
For Sale F. B. Wood offers his
acreage property in Athena for sale
at a reasonable price. See him at
once at the Northern Pacific depot.
For Sale Beautiful piano near
Hanford must sell immediately. $10
per month. A rare bargain. Write
Tallman Piano Store, Salem, Oregon,
Piano sacrifice in storage near
Athena. Partly paid for piano like
new. Free delivery. Fully guar
anteed. Will accept phonograph or
other musical instrument in part pay
ment, balance terms to suit you.
Write at once to Geo Rtbison piano
adjuster 208 Oak St. Portland, Ore-gon.
Flnnnigan and tlunnigan were In a
dilemma In fact, they were In u reg
ular Irish stew.
"Shure," exclaimed Flannlgan,
"these scales Is no good at all, at all I
They ouly weigh up to 200 pounds,
and Ol'ni near to 250."
They put their l:eads together and
considered the matter.
"Av course," rellected Uaiinlgan,
"we must cut some av the superfluous
off ye, till ye balance."
But Flunriigun objected.
Then llunnigiui was struck by a
"Shure," he exclaimed, "phwat's to
prevent ye nettin' on twice?'"
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