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Athena, Oregon, November 9, 1928
Odd Expressions That
Had Humorous Origin
The tendency to iuu words together
has given the world some queer ex
pressions. "Mimsy" Is one of these
'"telescope" words Unit formerly was
ever-ready to serve anybody In telling
how miserable utnl lliinsy anything
might be. Now It has dropped out of
Bight. "Chortle" is another started In
the same way, Lewis Carroll coining
it as a combination of chuckle and
snort A similar type of freak word
is the "spoonerism," originating, ac
cording to Dr. frank 11. Vi.etelly.
with William Archibald Spooner, an
English churchman and educator, who
had o habit of unconsciously trans
posing the Initial sounds or othei
parts of two or more words. In ad
dressing an audience he once put the
quostion, "How many of you have a
half-warmed fish In your heart?" Of
course he Intended to say, "A half
formed wish." Called as witness to
an assault he testified he had seen the
defendant deliver "a blushing crow"
upon one of the dons of his college
Instead of "a crushing blow." Kansas
"Act of God" Legally
The legal meaning of act of God
is any accident due to natural causes,
directly and exclusively, without hu
man Intervention,' such as could not
have been prevented by any amount
of foresight, pains and care reason
ably to have been expected. Broadly,
the term usually applies to natural
nccldents. such as those caused by
lightning, floods, earthquakes and
tempests. A severe snowstorm which
blocked up railroads was held within
this rule. Also, In n case where fruit
trees were frozen In transit, It was
held to be by the act of Clod when It
was proved that there hud been no
Improper delay on the part of the
GuideposU of Stone
The variety of inetal ami wood sign
posts to be seen along the roads for
Ihc guidance of the autoiiioblling pub
lic are being displaced in Kngland for
those of stone which are said to be
much more durable and inure satisfac
tory In oilier ways. They are, of
course, very sulishinliiil and are of a
height which renders the Inscription
lo be easily seen as they are about on
a level with the driver's eyes and they
are not too high to be seen at night
hy the Illumination of the headlights.
The prcsihice of I lie stone markers is
said tn he no niMlilon to the land
scape, whereas thai cannot be said of
ninny of the markers at present In
The 'weight of (iotliic armor of the
Fifteenth century varies considerably.
For example, a specimen In the Met
ropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
weighs 49 pounds, one In Paris
weighs 53, and a third In Vienna
weighs 85. A complete suit or armor
which belonged to Henry VIII of Eng
Innd and which Is now In the Tower
of London, weighs 04 pounds.'
There Is also In the Tower of Lon
don at present a suit of armor for
Joust ins that weighs 100 pounds.
This, however, was a special defense
worn for a brief period in tiie military
sport of the time.
Before the women's golf champion
ship was played, a certain course was
for some days Infested by practicing
Indies. Tills gave much disgust to an
old gentleman who went out dally to
have his hundred up.
One morning, discovering that places
were booked for two hours ahead by
vviimeu players, he observed loudly
nnd for tho benefit of a crowd of the
other sex, "Simply disgusting. I shall
join a club for gentlemen only."
A bright young thlug standing near
gave him n smile nnd observed, "What
makes you think you'd be eligible?"
"What did you quit down at the
Gold-nlutcd Securities for? 1 thought
you had a good lime there."
"I thought so, loo, till I'd been iliort
a week. I was supposed to be secre
tary to tho vice president, but ho vy ,IS
no vice president at all. Why,
poor nut only took two hours 1UU
half for lunch and sometltv es i,e',
stick around till four In the 'arternoon
I couldn't work for a iua that."
Saturday Evening Pvsr
ileard at K.buc library:
'Is the bo$ U nl)0Ut tlie otiei
"IHeas to uiiuuio a Dtble story
about Quvt'B Elizabeth."
"I Just it ,ve t0 relMi Dook8 lik0 ,h8
and se w nat ig w0r,i3 are and
learn hr i10w t0 use them."
Frew the mouth of a very deltcnte
llttla girl 'picath give me a book
about ratUtithnalteth." Indianapolis
22 Years Ago
November 9, 1906
Fred Lockley of the East Oregon
ian is in town today.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry McBride will
occupy the Rosenzweig cottage on
Walter Ely lefT yesterday for Mos
cow, Idaho, on a business trip. He
will be absent from town for several
days. .. ...
Mrs. G. W. Bradley, wife of the
county treasurer, came up from Pen
dleton Wednesday and spent the day
with Athena friends.
To settle an election wager on the :
defeat of Hearst, F. G. Lucas will
give a man a ride in a wheelbarrow
up and down Main street tomorrow
Mr. and Mrs. John Bell are in La
Grande this wek where they are vis
iting at the home of their daughter
Mrs. Saunders. Mr. Bell will spend
several days at Hot Lake before re
Quite a number of Indians were in
the city trading this week, haying re;
ceived the payments of their rent
mnnnv dtw Indian nurchased of C.
A. Barrett & Co., a modern kitchen
range, and another took home with
him a gang plow.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kershaw return
ed Saturday evening from a pleasant
visit with relatives and friends at
James Feeler, well known to Ath
ena people, came down from Milton,
Wash., Saturday evening: Mr. Feeler
has gone out of the saloon business
and has purchased a ranch.
"Joe," the fine driving horse owned
by Dr. J. D.. Plamondon, has been
very sick. The services of a veterin
ary, however, have resulted in bring
ing the horse through all right.
Weston's bridges are once more
spanning Pine creek, and the Leader
expresses faith in their permanency,
predicting that the present structures
will withstand the spring floods.
C. W. Ray, wife and son, of Hat
ton, Wash., are in the city, guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Will M. Peterson. Mr.
Ray is an old time friend of Mr.
Peterson's and the two spent the day
in recounting school day escapades of
the past, down in old South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray are on their way
to California where they will remain
for the winter.
Laurence Lieuallen of Adams and
Miss Alice Christian, of Milton, were
married Sunday. The groom is a son
of T. J. Lieuallen of Adams and is
well known in Attoena, where he has a
host of friends. The Press extends
A large number of friends spent
last evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Kirk. The evening was
spent in a happy social way. Mr.
and Mrs. Kirk leave tonight for
California, where they have purchas
ed a home and will hereafter spend
the winter months.
Henry Barrett is visiting friends in
the Willamette valley. This is
Henry's second trip to the valley and
there is one lady in town who did not
hesitate to inform the editor that she
was sure there was an extraordinary
attraction for Henry "down below."
Now the Press man is not venturing
any guess in the matter. He con
siderately leaves that for the young
lady to figure out.
NOTICE OF ROAD DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given, that a road
district meeting of the legal voters
of Road District No. 53, Umatilla
County, State of Oregon is called for
November 19th, 1928, at the hour of
1 o'clock P. M. until 5 o'clock P. M.
theaeof, which meeting will be held
at School House in District No. 2,
Umatilla County, State of Oregon
within said Road District No. 53 for
the purpose of voting an additional
tax of 10 mills on the dollar on all
taxable property in the said Road
District No. 53.
Said tax to be expended under the
supervision of the County Court of
Umatilla County, State of Oregon
on the roads in the said Road Dis
trict No. 53.
This notice is published by order
of the County Court of Umatilla
County, State of Oregon, which said
order was made and entered of rec
ord on the 6th day of October, 1928.
COUNTY COURT OF UMATILLA
COUNTY STATE OF OREGON.
By: ! I. M. SCHANNEP,
R. E. BEAN,
J. O. HALES,
Attest: R. T. BROWN.
County Clerk of Umatilla County,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of George
W. Lieuallen, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has been appointed ad
ministratrix of the estate of George
W. Lieuallen, deceased, by an order of
the above entitled Court.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby notified to
present the same to me at Athena,
Oregon, or to my attorneys. Watts &
Prestbye, at their office in Athena,
Oregon, within six (6) months from
the date of the first publication of
this notice. All claims must be
verified as by law required.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this lath
day of October, A. D. 1928.
OLIVE M. LIEUALLEN,
Watts & Prestbye, Athena, Oregon,
Attorneys for Estate. . 012N9
NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION.
TO INCREASE TAX MORE THAN
SIX PER CENT OVER THAT OF
THE PREVIOUS YEAR.
Notice is hereby eiven to the legal
voters of Union High School District
No. 7 of Umatilla County, btate or
Oregon, that an election will be held
in said district at the school house
on the 26th day of November, 1928, at
2 o'clock in the afternoon, to vote on
the question of increasing the amount
of the tax levy in said Uistrict ior
the year 1928 by more than six per
cent over the amount of such levy
for the vear immediately preceding.
It is necessary to raise this ad
ditional amount by special levy for
the following reasons:
To meet increased teachers salaries
and take ud outstanding warrants.
Dated this 23rd day of October,
Chairman Board of Directors.
Atw- J. F. KERSHAW, i
ESTATE OF MARY TOMPKINS,
NOTTCF. TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for umatma uouniy.
In the matter of the estate of Mary
undersigned have been appointed ex
ecutors of the estate of Mary Tomp
kins, deceased, Dy tne juage oi ine
iWi ontitlnri Court and have Quali
fied as such executors. All person
having claims against said estate are
required to present the same, with
tn the undersigned.
at the office of S. A. Newberry, their
attorney, room 250 Postoffice Build
ing in Pendleton, Umatilla county,
Oregon, within six months from the
date of this notice.
Dated this 8th day of November,
1928. ARTHUR R. COPPOCK,
Executors of the estate of Mary
Tompkins, deceased. N9D7
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Special attention given
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