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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, FEBRUARY, 22, 1929
Umatilla Council Of
American Legion Is
Formed At Hermiston
At a district conference of the
American Legion held at Hermiston,
last Friday, the Umatilla County
Council was organized, with C. L.
McFadden commander of Athena
Weston Post as temporary president.
The council will hold its first meet
ing at Pendleton, March 4.
The district conference was well
attended, and a general discussion of
Legion matters in general, took place.
Legion members were present from
Gilliam, Umatilla and Morrow coun
ties. Attending from Athena were
C. L. McFadden, Allie Bell, Clarence
Barney and Penn Harris.
State officers present were Ben
Fisher of Medford state commander;
Carl Mosier of Portland, state ad
jutant; Neil Morfitt, chef de guerre
of the Forty and Hight; Sid George,
of Eugene, state committeeman.
Members of the Legion Auxiliary
were present and met with Mrs. Kel
ly, of Baker, state president; Mrs.
J. W. Mclnturf, of Marshfield, state
secretary, and Mrs. Paul Gemmel, of
Heppner, district committee woman.
Besides the meetings in the after
noon, the Legionaires . and Auxili
ary members each had a banquet, fol
lowed by a dance attended by the two
21 Years Ago
The 3 o' 4 Bridge Club
Members of the 3 o' 4 Bridge club
were charmingly entertained Thurs
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Glenn Dudley. Additional guests
sufficient to make a fourth table in
cluded Miss Hilda Dickenson, Miss
Pearl Ramsay, Mrs. Alec Mcln
tyre, Mrs. Ralph McEwen, Mrs.
James Cresswell, and Mrs. Penn
Harris. A Valentine motif was car
ried out in the score cards and prizes
which were presented to Mrs. Max
Hopper who won honors for the club,
Mrs. Penn Harris who held high score
among the guests and Mrs. James
Lieuallen who received the consol
ation. Mrs. Ralph McEwen was also
presented with a dainty gift in honor
of- her birthday. Cakes and ices
served at the tea hour further em
phasized the Valentine idea.
Horses Imprison Themselves
Grady Herndon, well known ranch
er of the Reed and Hawley uplands,
found five head of his horses Satur
day morning in a barn on his lower
place, which is not occupied, the Wes
ton 'Leader reports. He had no
means of knowing how long the
horses had been in the barn, but
their appearance showed that they
had had rather a tough time of it.
They had pawed up the plank floor
and eaten what they could find be
neath it, but otherwise went hungry
and thirsty. Appearances indicated
that the horses had managed to get
through the barn door, but once in
side had backed up against the door
and closed it, effectually imprisoning
Her Ninetieth Anniversary
Mrs. I. E. Saling, who is Weston's
earliest pioneer, having crossed the
plains in one of the first wagon
trains, attained her ninetieth birth
day February 7, The happy occasion,
says the Leader, was celebrated with
A small gathering at which hearty
congratulations were extended! this
estimable local woman, whose men
tal faculties are as keen as in her
girlhood and whose memory is a
storehouse of pioneer lore.
Weston Leader: Mrs. T. L. Mc
' Bride entertained a number of friends
nt dinner Frs-.isy at her home on
Kagle :k. Those who shared in
n exft-'lent im-ti) and a most delight
ful occasion "wcic Misdames C, W.
Averv; Alice Kkkp&trick, Bruno
Wctx'i, Will Vr.n Winkle, E. B. Fos
ter, oh n Stanton, James Marquis
and 7. E. Jones. ,
Pifuief r Freight Hauler
Thomas Patrick O'Mallon, 74, re
tire! farT.cr tf Four Lakes, Wash.,
an who did there Sunday, was wide
ly known in eastern Washington,
went to the Walla Walla region in
1878, when there were only 30 miles
of railroad in the state, that between
Walla Walla and Wallula. Later he
hauled freight from Walla Walla to
The golfing novice finished his first
game and airily handed his score card
to the secretary, with the remark:
"Two below bogey!"
"But," 'protested the official, "this
Is nowhere near bogey J"
The novice looked hurt.
"Compare the store," he said, "with'
the figures on the card, and you'll see
The secretary looked.
"Great Scott, man," he roared,
"that's the length of the coarse In
C. M. Jones
Truck Beds Built to Order
Friday, February 21, 1908
D. A. Pinkerton has let contract for
a fine $3,500 house on his farm near
town. The successful bidder was Mr,
Olsen of Walla Walla and the Tum-a-lum
Lumber company, A. M. John
son, manager, of this city, will furn
ish the building material.
David A. Russell, well known in
this city, where his mother and broth
er reside, died at his home near Con
don Friday night, of pneumonia, aged
46 years, 8 months and 14 days. W.
C. Russell and mother left here Fri
day but did not reach Condon until
after death occurred. The funeral
took place at Condon, Sunday.
Bert Richards was up from Pendle
ton the first of the week.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Betts, February 17, 1908, a son.
Hugh Taylor is in Alberta, where
he has gone to secure farming land.
Will Dobson is putting in a deep
well pump and windmill on the Frank
Keen place, in the Juniper country.
W. B. Henderson, founder of the
town of Helix, died at his home near
Albany, Tuesday evening aged 68
Snowdrops and crocuses are in
bloom in Athena yards, and the daffo
dils are bobbing up serenely from
their long siesta.
An old time dance is scheduled to
take place at the opera house Friday
evening. George Gross and Andrew
Douglas will officiate as floor mana
gers. Jinks Taylor has returned from
Caldwell, Idaho, where he went to
purchase mules. He found mules
quoted at high prices and returned
without making any purchases.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester O'Harra are
now comfortably . established in the
cottage belonging to Mrs. Willaby on
Jefferson street. Mr. Jones, the new
baker, now occupies the house on
Current street vacated by them.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Scott, an
nouncement of whose marriage was
made in these columns two months
ago have returned from their bridal
trip through California. Mr. and Mrs.
Scott will reside on the farm west of
Miss Grace Taylor, who is visiting
friends in Weston from her home in
Malheur county, was a guest of Miss
Sylvia Beathe the first of the week, f
The two young ladies went from here
to Walla Walla, where they visited a
day or two.
The sale of the Estes tract of land,
south of the city limits is reported.
J. N. Brown, late of Alberta is the
purchaser, the price being $6000, or
about $125 per acre. A considerable
portion of the land lays on the creek
bottom and is very fertile.
Engine No. 468, pulling the regular
Northern Pacific train ran through an
open switch in the yards here
Wednesday. The engine, tender and
the front trucks of one car ground
the ties, and with the assistance of
an engine sent out from Pasco, was
pulled back on the track, later in the
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tompkins ar
rived home Friday evening from an
extended trip through California, old
Mexico and Nevada. They spent the
greater part of the winter in L03
Angeles, in company with Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. McBride, who will be home
some time during next month.
Mrs. Jake Creighton and children
who lives near Guy, Wash., arrived
yesterday for a visit to her father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wagner.
She expects to stay three or four
Mrs. Jesse Saling, who has been
visiting her mother here, returned
to her home in Pendleton Tuesday ac
companied by Miss Gertie Luna.
A Londoner was hurrying along the
embankment to keep an appointment
for which he was already late. He
was stopped by a party of Americans,
one of whom asked courteously If he
would point out Cleopatra's Needle.
"Why, certainly," responded the
Londoner; "It's Just here.
He Indicated the famous obelisk,
and at the same time removed his hat
to wipe his brow. Whereupon the
Americans also uncovered and gazed
at the needle with reverence. '
Biology Omits This
A Chicago boy was visiting on
farm in Indiana for the first time. He
was particularly Interested In the ani
mals and fowls of the barnyard, al
though bis knowledge of them was
Seeing some ducks and geese In
mixed flock, he Inquired :
"How long does It take ducks to be
Mrs. G. was busy making Jelly, in
between the ringings of the phone and
With ber patience worn Just a little
thin, she opened the door to the fifth
"Are you the lady of the housef
she was asked.
"No. I Just work here," she an
swered, closing the door on the hur
riedly retreating figure.
Main St EH. HILL Athena
Mistake That Causes
Rift in Marital Life
That tlu clinging vine type of worn
an Is more likely to lose the love of
her husband or at least bore him to
distraction, Is the answer given by
Anne Byrne McCall to a woman who,
has written for advice to the Woman's
"It Is the growing reluctance of g
husband to express his flection ui
words, cansed bv persistent demands'
that he do so, that causes the rift
says the writer. "Silence in affection
Is not advocated In that statement
Every woman not only wants to be
loved, but she wants to be told that
she Is loved. But It is i pity for
her to force or twist the Issue 89
that it becomes not a question of how
a man nay or can express his affec
tion, but it becomes rather almost a
question if how he may defend him
seli or preserve his Independence.
"It should not be forgotten . that
there are many ways cf expressing
love and that one man's silence might
express more of his affection than the
constant declarations of a different
"The demand by a wife for constant
reassurance that a husband lovea her.
when she knows perfectly well that
he does, Is not the way to keen a
deep and large and self-forgetting
Good Health Matter
of Correct Posture
Not only gracefulness, but also our
health and the prevention of excessive
fatigue, depend a great deal upon pos
ture the way we stand, sit and walk,
warns a health expert In the Farm
Journal. That is why It is most im
portant that the person who has much
work to do, and yet wants to have
; energy left to enjoy life and to give
pleasure to others, should guard
against habits of Incorrect posture.
Consider first the standing position.
The weight should be on the balls of
the feet the chest up, the chin slight
ly back but In line with the chest the
feet exactly parallel, the arms dropped
easily at the sides. To see that your
body is in perfect balance when you
are standing, rise on your toes and
sink down again. When you stand
with your chest drooping, your stom
ach out and your spine curved, yon
appear at a disadvantage; and what
Is worse, this position causes yonr
vital, organs to be displaced.
In walking, the first thing Is to start
right with the correct standing po
sition. The toes should point straight
to the front or be turned In the frac
tion of an Inch. To stand or walk
with the toes pointing out produces
awkwardness and often leads to foot
troubles, such as fallen arches.
The way rich transgressors manage
to keep out of Jail led Governor Mar
tlneau of Arkansas to say in Little
"It reminds me of a story. A man
was traveling in New Mexico, and in
a little town embowered in palms
and flowers the mayor seemed to be
quite a character. He held all the
offices Judge, coroner, police captain
and so forth and whatever turned up
to be done, be was there to do It
"After lunch, as he and his guest
sat smoking in the garden, he turned
to his clerk and said:
" Hlgglnson, by the way, sneak ovei
to the roulette parlor and tell Don
Juan Sereda I want to try him for
that murder case. "
A grotesque but humane method of
repulsing wild animals is being prac
ticed in Kenya colony, Africa. Ele
phants, hlpppopotaml, bushplgs md
baboons were surprised recently wben
they found among their number a
queer animal resembling a baboon, ex
cept that It had nil its hair shaved off
and wore a coat of bright blue.
They were so startled that thc-y no
longer return to raid the colonists, and
the idea Is recommended by the offl
clal who captured the baboon and re
leased It after transforming Its ap
pear an ce with a razor and paint brush.
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