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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, JULY 5, 1929
5th and 6th
Reasonable Hotel Rates
Chase Garfield is driving a new
A. L. Douglas was in Athena from
Hermiston, the fore part of the week.
Mose Bannister accompanied Ralph
Haynie on the latter's recent return
to Burns, Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Harve Roseberry and
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lieuallen spent
Sunday in the mountains.
The Christian church Missionary
society met at the home of Mrs
Sherman, Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Edna DeFreece spent the
Fourth at Arlington, where she was
a guest of Miss Agnes Warner.
Miss Phyllis Hodgen has been down
from Duncan for the week, the house
guest of Miss Kathleen Radtke
The Adams union Sunday school,
which has disbanded for the summer,
will resume its sessions September 1
Miss Phyllis Dickenson and Wilbur
Harden spent the Fourth as guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knight at Port
land and Seaside
Miss Arlene Myrick is staying at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pink
erton, west of Athena, for a few
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dudley enter
tained members of the family at their
Bingham Springs summer home, over
Mrs. Claude Dickenson was at the
switch board in the local telephone
exchange during the absence of Edna
DeFreece, July Fourth.
Mr. and Mrs. John Winn are enter
taining Mrs. John Giese of Adams,
mother of Mrs. Winn, at the Bingham
Springs summer home.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kirk and son
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Billy were over the fore part of the
week from the Dry Creek ranch, and
visited relatives in Athena.
Miss Alberta Charlton has been as
sisting at the McFadden's Pharmacy
soda fountain this week, during the
absence of Leonard Geissel.
Mrs. Malcolm Mclntyre of Adams,
well known in Athena, underwent a
major operation at St. Anthony's hos
pital in Pendleton, recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lieuallen, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Pinkerton, John Pink
erton and Miss Mildred Bateman,
spent the Fourth at Bingham Springs.
Miss Helen Huffman came over
from Walla Walla and spent several
days at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Huffman, in Athena.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Piper have re
turned from a visit to Bonners" Ferry,
Idaho. They also motored over the
line into Alberta, before returning
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barrett and
daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Ames of Pendleton, motored to Ukiah
for the Fourth of July celebration at
Laurence Knight who has been
seriously ill with the mumps is again
able to be up and around. He will
shortly resume his position at the
Duffield barber shop.
J. E. Jones has a photograph of the
rural mail carriers, their families and
friends, which was taken at Emigrant
Springs on occasion of the recent an
nual picnic held there.
Letters from Betty and Virginia
Eager say that they are enjoying the
beach at Seaside, during their visit
to their grandmother, who is spend
ing the summer there.
Mrs. Orel McPherrin, who was re
cently operated on at a Walla Walla
hospital, returned to her home in
Athena, Sunday. Mrs. McPherrin is
recovering her former health.
Mr. and Mrs. Flint Johns and chil
rlren and Mrs. M. M. Johns, and Mr.
and Mrs. Chase Garfield and daugh
ters spent last Sunday in the moun
tains at Cold Springs and McDougal
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Frazier of Milton, is re
ported to be seriously ill. The little
patient is in a Walla Walla hospital,
receiving medical attention for stom
Reginald Denny is coming to the
Standard Theatre tomorrow and Sun
day nights in E. J. Bath's "Clear the
rwk " Snnnortinir Denny is Olive
Hasbrouck, Otis Harlan and Col-
.Turk Cunningham, salesman, in
stalled Frigidaires in the homes of
George Bannister, Max Jtiopper, w. v.
Read and Henry Barrett, this week.
Mr. Cunningham's firm sold fifteen
Frigidaires last week.
Braden Gerkmg of Ritter, urani
pnnntv. and John Rothrock of Pendle
ton, were in Athena Tuesday. They
will motor to Calgary next week,
where Braden will participate in the
Calgary Stampede events.
Arthur Rigby, manager 01 jjingnam
Snrincrs resort, was a business visit
or in Athsna. Mondav. Mr. Rigby
took advertising space in the Press,
announcing the celebration at tne
Springs for July, 4, o ana o.
Hnmlev & ComDanv of Pendleton,
have received an order to make Bill
Richards a new saddle. The saddle
will be one of that company's famous
form trees, and en completed will
be a thing of beauty and comfort.
rA Hoinnpl emnloved at Mc
Fadden's Pharmacy has been confined
to his home this weeK witn an in
jured foot. Just what the cause of
the injury remains unknown. The
foot remains swollen to some extent.
Miss Ethel Pittman, who has been
at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pittman, return
ed to Seattle Tuesday,, where she has
employment. Miss Pittman recently
graduated from the Seattle Business
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hansell en
tertained at dinner Saturday evening
Mr. Brick, vice-president of the Van
Camp Corporation, of Indianopolis;
Mr. and Mrs. Bickhoff and Mr. and
Mrs. Bruce of the Eickhoff Farm Pro
Mr. and Mrs. I'aul worsnam
ita Smithneters were euests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Dud
ley, Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs.
WnrsViam were returning from their
honeymoon trip, and were en route
to their future home at Baker.
Rev. Dow of the BaDtist church and
family have gone to Reed and Hawley
mountain to remain during the not
weather period. Mr. Dow still re
mains in noor health though is some
better since receiving blood transfu
sion at Walla Walla last weeK.
Dr. Gever returned the fore part
of the week from Seattle, where he
spent several days. Dr. ueyer is
Wvinir Athena shortlv. having form
ed a partnership with Dr. Tulton at
Walla Walla, where he will be engag
ed in the practice of dentistry.
Llovd Michener and Bill Hendrick-
sen are on the upper reaches of the
Grand Ronde river where they are in
vestigating a prospect for placer gold.
The prospect is in a former bed of the
Grand Ronde, not far from where the
late Eph Williams mined several
Joseph N. Scott was in town Wed
nesday from Pendleton. Mr. Scott
has 240 acres of spring grain on his
place west of Athena, which the June
rainfall helped materially in boosting
a splendid crop prospect. The son
as treated with fertilizer before the
grain was sown this spring.
r. B. KaatK ana son tieea Teturn
Friday last from fine fishing trip
tha RnI rnnntrv Thpv fished for
steelheads and silversides at Paulina
Lake, and save the rainbows a whirl
in the Deschutes at the mouth of
Snow Creek. Athena friends were
generously remembered with big
trout oh the fishermen's retufn home.
Ralph and Edwin McEwen, Weldon
Bell and Oral Michener spent the
Fourth at Bingham Springs. .
, Alex McCorkel reports an excellent
crop of strawberries on his Reed and
Hawley mountain ranch, this season.
H. H. Hickhoff , ; Marion Hansell,
Glenn Dudley and ' Stafford Hansell
left today on a fishing trip to Desola
Those from Athena who attended
the cowboy celebration at Ukiah on
the Fourth enjoyed the trip to the
Isabel Tyler, 5, was brought from
McDougal Camp to Weston Monday,
with a broken wrist result from a
fall while at play.,
Mrs. Fred Pittman who has been in
a. Walla Walla hospital following an
operation, arrived home Saturday.
Her condition is satisfactory.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kershaw, Mr.
and Mrs. Lew McNair, Miss Lenore
Jones and Mrs. Willaby made up a
picnic party and spent the Fourth, at
A number of Athena people were
at Walla Walla on the evening of the
Fourth to see the "second battle of
the Marne"" spectacle in vivid pyro
Miss Frederica Kershaw is spend
ing several days at the home of her
parents. Miss Kershaw is taking a
summer course at Pullman and will
return there Sunday.
Mrs. Lile Gray and children have
returned from a visit to relatives at
Harvard, Idaho, of two weeks' dura
tion. Mrs. Gray was accompanied to
Athena by her brother, Forde Bay.
Members of the Baptist church are
grateful to Athena business men for
their prompt response with funds to
assist in defraying the expense of im
provements recently in the church
Mrs. Bert Piersol has returned to
her home at Weston, where she is re
covering from an operation recently
performed in a Walla Walla hospital
for the removal of a tumor from her
Mrs. W. S. Ferguson is reported
to be recovering nicely from an oper
ation performed at Walla Walla last
week for removal of goitre. She will
be removed to her home in Athena in
a few days.
Athena people motoring to Ukiah
for the Fourth included Mr. and Mrs.
Bryce Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Johnson, Dr. Cowan, Dr. Geyer, Lois
Mclntyre, Hilda Dickenson, Lee Ban
nister and Pearl Ramsay.
Dr. J. D. Plamondon, formerly a
practicing physician of Athna, has
resigned as assistant superintendent
of the Eastern Oregon State hospital
at Pendleton. He will be succeeded by
Dr. Nokes of Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Rude Edwards and
son Ray of Milton, were Sunday
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Boyd in Athena. Ray Edwards gradu
ated from University of Oregon this
year, and will soon go to Portland to
Miss Evelyn Bragg who arrived
last Thursday night from Portland
for a visit with Mrs. Glenn Dudley
was taken seriously ill Friday night.
She was rushed to a Walla Walla
hospital and an emergency operation
performed for appendicitis. She is
In its Press Paragraphs last week,
it was announced that Mrs. Ernest
Zerba of Waitsburg was visiting in
the city. To the contrary Mrs. Zerba
has been at the hospital in College
Place for several weeks, receiving
medical treatment, her Athena friends
will be sorry to learn.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Snider are at
Weston from Washington, D. C, vis
iting at the Frank Snider home.
Claud, who formerly attended Athena
high school and operated the pro
jecting machine at the Standard The
atre, now has a responsible position
as patent examiner in the govern
ment patent office at Washington.
A group of Weston matrons, old
time friends of the hostesses were en
tertained at luncheon last Friday by
Mrs. M. M. Johns and Mrs. F. B. Boyd,
at the home of the latter on Fifth
street. They were: Mrs. Frances
Wood, Mrs. Artie Wood, Mrs. S. A.
Barnes, Mrs. Alice Kirkpatrick, Mrs.
Herman Goodwin, Mrs. Jennie Proeb
stel and Mrs. Lillian Fredericks.
A gift of one hundred dollars has
been presented by the Athena Civic
Club to the local post of the Amerisan
Legion for improvements made nt the
swimming pool at a meeting of the
club Monday at the home of Mrs. H.
I. Watts, the president, The members
also voted to lend the Legion the
sum of $150. In the Fall the club
plans to set out trees on the west side
of the pool.
On the spacious, shady lawn at the
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie
Tompkins the ladies of the M. E.
church, with their families and a few
friends held a very enjoyable picnic
on Sunday. At one o'clock a delicious
picnic luncheon was partaken of and
later in the evening ice cream and
cake was served, before leaving for
their homes the party voted Mr. and
Mrs. Tompkins very gracious enter
tainers. Mrs. F. S. LeGrow was a charming
hostess Thursday when she entertain
ed the Athena Bridge club. A pro
fusion of summer flowers in shades
of bluo and pink were used for deco
ration about the rooms when four
tables were in play. Guests for the
occasion included Mrs. S; J. Bowles
of Walla Walla, Mrs. Clason Adams
of Palo Alto, Mrs. DeMerritt, Mrs.
Gurney, Mrs. Max Hopper, Mrs. Mc
Fadden. High club score was held
by Mrs. I. L. Michener and consola
tion, Mrs. R. B. McEwen, Mrs. Mc
Fadden received the guest prize.
Dainty ices were served by the host
ess foUowinc the play.
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Warm Weather Is
( Ripening Wheat Crop
High temperatures of the past ten
days accompanied with practically
100 per cent sunshine have caused the
grain to ripen quickly and, accord
ing to some growers will start har
vest crews into the fields sooner than
was first planned.
Tom Kirk, who farms on Dry Creek,
says some machines in that district
will begin harvesting next week, and
that he believes his crop will be ready
for the combine week after next.
Grain is turning fast in the Athena
vicinity, although in the draws the
straw is yet green and full of sap.
North of Athena in the light soil dis
trict grain is much farther advanced
in ripening stage, and harvesting will
ba under way there before the season
Will Attempt Flight
From Tacoma To Tokyo
Tacoma, Wash. With Harold Brom
ley making test flights over California
desert preparatory to his epochal at
tempt to fly from Tacoma to Tokyo
next week, this city is aflame with
excitement awaiting the arrival .of its
Plans for Bromley's reception and
for his take-off in the "City of Ta
coma" were discussed at a banquet at
the Winthrop Hotel, attended by more
than 400 business men of the city.
The daring of Bromley's attempt
was pointed out at the banquet when
the following data . regarding the
flight was given:
Bromley will carry more than 900
gallons of high-test gasoline in the
Lockheed Vega monoplane with its
Pratt-Whitney wasp motor. This im
mense gasoline load, weighing 5,260
pounds two and a half tons, will
mainly be carried in tanks built into
the wings. The plane loaded will
weigh 9,000 pounds, which must be
lifted at the take-off from the new
In case of accident in the air, the
gasoline can be dumped in 15 seconds.
The gas chambers then automatically
seal, acting as pontoons which will
keep the plane afloat indefinitely.
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The Glorious Fourth
The glorious Fourth was celebrated
very quietly in Athena. A majority
of the populace hied themselves
away to other scenes and places new,
where the day was celebrated in var
ious ways. Mountain resorts claimed
the presence of many. Bingham
Springs, Walla Walla and Ukiah,
where rousing celebrations were held
enticed many Athenaites. Those re
maining at home were cool, calm, col
lected and had a good time at that.
Billy and "Tag" McFadden return
ed to their home in Athena, Tuesday
from Corvallis, where they visited
three weeks at the home of their
grandmother, Mrs. McFadden. The
youngsters travelled from Portland on
a motor stage. "Tag" informs the
Press man that he had a good time
going to shows, remarking: "The man
who has the show down there is your
friend, Colonel, - but I forgot his
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