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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, AUGUST 16, 1929
iN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
F. B. BOYD, Owner and Publisher
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Athena, Oregon, August 16, 1929
With the appointment of ex-governor
Sam R. McKelvie of Nebraska as
representative of the wheat industry,
. President Hoover has completed the
Farm Relief Board. That we may
know hereafter just whom we are
praising or damning, as the case may
be, it may be well to give the board
personnel "as is." Here it is: Sec
retary Hyde of the Agriculture De
partment, ex-officio; Alexander' Legge
of Illinois, chairman, representing
business and finance; James C. Stone
of Kentucky, vice-chairman, repre
senting tobacco; Carl Williams, Okla
homa, cotton; C. B. Denman, Mis
souri, livestock; Charles C. Teague,
California, fruit growing; William
S .Schilling, Minnesota, dairying;
Charles S. Wilson, New York, miscel
laneous farming, and Mr. McKelvie,
wheat and coarse grains. Mr. Ma
Kelvie is publisher of a farm maga
zine and was a determined opponent
of the equalization fee and a support
er of President Coolidge on that
Seymour Jones, market agent, in
forms the state press that a test is
in progress regarding the merits of
the system of packing potatoes in
white sacks of 15 to 50-pound ca
pacity. Many good reasons for the
system have been advanced and now
the arguments in opposition to it are
appearing, as follows: That many
consumers prefer to see the potatoes
before buying; that it adds to the
cost; that the white cotton bags may
become soiled and unattractive; that
deterioration occuring after pack
ing due to freezing, sprouting or
other causes would result in a reac
tion by consumers against this type
of package; that there would be a
tendency for shippers to lower the
quality; that the season during which
this package could be used in ship
ping would be limited because of
danger of damage from heating in
the early fall and from sprouting in
The seasonal employment com
mission of Oregon, reports no short
age of help at any point in the state
during the harvest season. Time
was when shortage of help in the
harvest season was keenly felt.
Under present conditions in the Ath
ena district there can be no short
age of harvest help. Athena farmers,
with the most complete and efficient
threshing outfits in the world, are in
a position to help themselves. The
way it is done now, the Athena har
vest, which in the old days of the
header-stationary outfit gave employ
ment to many transient workers, has
resolved itself into a neighborhood af
fair. And begoria, should the farm
er be at outs with friend neighbor,
he could call out the missus and the
hired girl to man caterpillar and
header, and do his harvest chore anyway.
From an article in the news col
umns of today's Athena Press, it
would appear that at last Oregon
has a surplus of school teachers. The
present surplus of teachers in the
state is indicated by the increased
number of applications for positions
in the schools, being received by
school boards. The principal of sup
ply and demand is sure to exercise
an influence in the selection of teach
ers to fill positions in Oregon school
rooms, and will doubtless extend to
the point where many who have fit
ted themselves for teaching, will be
forced to seek other occupations for
which their talents are suited. Until
recently there was a dearth of in
structors for Oregon schools, and as
a result salaries were increased un
til teachers from other states were
induced to come here to fill positions
in the school room.
Washington state department of
public works is taking under advise
ment an application for auto freight
ing from Seattle to Walla Walla.
The question of whether the grant
ing of tho franchiso would involve
more competition than would bene
fit the districts involved, will be con
sidered. There is no doubt that
freighting by auto truck is beneficial
to districts without railroad facilities,
but it is a well known fact that rail
roads which are serving territory ef
ficiently are having their income
seriously depleted by unnecessary
truck competition. Inasmuch as the
railroads must have fair returns on
investment, the public is bound to be
taxed through increase in rates to
offset losses involved in over com
petition in freight hauling.
The Graf Zep, twice conqueror of
the Atlantic, has shifted to a trip
around the world, seeking new
Eastern states were rocked by an
earth quake Monday, with degrees
that varied in intensity, ranging from
a cracked church building to broken
dishes and toppling chimneys. The
tremor seems to have reached . its
maximum intensity at points in
Western New York. As recorded the
principal shock prevailed for twelve
seconds long enough to bounce a
fellow out of bed.
Another incident pointing to the
folly of picking up hitch hikers is
seen in the finding of two Concordia,
Kansas women, bound and bleeding
near a highway in that state. Their
reward in giving two young men a
ride from Limon, Colorado, to Hoxie,
Kansas, was the loss of their money,
automobile and most of their clothing.
While it was noted that a number
of California transients found em
ployment this season in Umatilla
county wheat fields, their presence
here should not be used in connection
with the enumeration of California
automobile license plates in compari
son with the number of Oregon
Philip Snowden, chancellor of the
British exchequer, threw a monkey
wrench into the Hague conference on
reparations. Then Philip saved the
ship from the rocks by diverting at
tention to evacuation of the Rhine.
Our guess is that Uncle Morgan will
save the situation.
Willamette valley prune growers
see hope for their product in the pur
chase of the largest prune orchard in
Western Oregon by a State College
graduate who has had fourteen years
experience in prune culture. Every
industry has its bright spots; hence
the smile of the valley prune man.
Tacoma comes to bat with the prize
fish story of the year. The tale is
put over to the effect that a dog
drove a shark to the beach shore,
where the owner dispatched the sea
monster with a well directed blow
from an ax. It were a bally shame to
dull the ax in. such fashion.
The Gresham horse racing was
stopped Wednesday when it was
found that instead of being a civic
enterprise, the race program was a
private venture, in which an ex-prize
fighter was one of the beneficiaries.
That Athena citizen who had hopes
of sometime running his family car
on 10 cent gasoline, is now trying to
invent an engine that uses but one
charge of gas to every 10,000 revolu
Our advise to Portland objectors is
to be kind to the neighbor's dog; you
may have one of your own sometime.
, NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN
(Walla Walla Union)
In recent years North Carolina has
been making marked progress in the
education of its children. Money and
effort are giving every child educa
tional opportunities and benefits.
But there are still places in the
mountains where the number of
adults who can either read nor
write is appalling. This condition
is of long standing and has arrested
the development of those regions. In
their illiteracy those people have been
slaves of a superstitious fear of
change and progress.
The federal bureau of education be
gan to break in on this vicious circle
of ignorance nearly a decade ago.
House-to-house visiting in the com
munities where adults were establish
ed persuaded some of the men and
women to try to learn. Now thous
ands, who 10 years ago could not
spell their own names, are reading
and writing. It was not the teaching
that was difficult, but inculcation of
the desire to learn. After living the
greater part of their lives in ignor
ance, they thought it hopeless to try
to learn the mysteries of "larnin."
There are many illiterate people m
other sections of the country who can
profit by what happened to those
mountaineers once they set to work
at their elementary education. As
tremendous changes sweep through
many fields of life, it is not at all
unusual to find people who feel that
it is too late to "learn new tricks,"
to adopt new methods. Discouraged
before they have tried, they continue
In the old rut. Others resolutely
strive to bring themselves abreast of
the times and their efforts are usual
ly rewarded with a measure of suc
cess. One is never too old to learn, if
the inspiration is there.
The novice at trout fishing had
hooked a very small trout and had
reeled in his line until the fish was
rammed against the tip of the rod.
Then he asked his companion: "What
do I do now?" "Climb up the rod,"
said the companion, "and stab it."
Willie: "Pa, whats a parasite?"
His Pa: "A parasite, son, is a
man who walks through a revolving
door without doing his share of the
Soph: "When you sleep your noble
brow reminds me of a story."
Frosh: "What story? Sleeping
Soph: "No. Sleepy Hollow."
Cavalry Sergeant "For the love of
Mike, don't shove your hand in that
Cavalry "Rookie" "I ain't, I'm try
ing to get it out." Stolen.
Continental Oil Company
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21 Years Ago
Friday, August 21, 1908
V. M. Shick and family are down
from Colville, Washington, on a
visit to Athena friends and relatives.
Vick has prospered in the Colville
country and recently sold his farm
at an advance of $2,000. He will en
gage in " the hardware business at
Eddy, : Wash.
Wm. McBride, the retired druggist,
this week purchased the 160-acre
farm owned by Frank Gagnon, on the
reservation, southwest of Athena.
This is one of the best farms on the
reservation and much of it is adapted
to growing alfalfa. Mr. McBride paid
$14,500 a little more than $90 per
Glen Saling has moved his family
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Peter
son of Milton, August 18, 1908, a
Mr. and Mrs. Tim McBride of Wes
ton, were transacting business in the
Two young nephews of Mrs. M. L.
Watts are visiting her ' from their
home in Eugene.
Eber Luna spent Sunday here from
Milton, where he U employed with
the Mosgrove Mercantile Co.
Mrs. Henry Dell and Mrs. Edward
Koontz were Pendleton visitors Tues
day. They report the county seat as
O. H. Reeder and Marion Hansell
drove to Milton Monday, where they
went to purchase, peaches for the win
Miss Lucile Kemp left Saturday
from their new home in Weston for a
visit with her grandmother, Mrs.
Mraz, at Colton, Wash.
Mrs. Chester McCollough and little
son of Walla Walla are guests of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harden at the
Athena Hotel this week.
Lester Swaggart and two little
daughters came up from Pendleton
Sunday and visited at the homes of
two brothers north of town.
Mrs. Wm. McBride and Miss Ferol
will leave tomorrow for a visit with
Mrs. McBride's . two daughters in
Portland. They will remain about two
Athena still has beautiful roses.
The Press is thankful to Mrs. Chas.
Norris for a handsome boquet. The
flowers were fresh and fragrant, and
attest what care will do in connection
with rose culture.
Mrs. D. B. Jarman and children and
Miss Mattie and Eddie Jarman re
turned Saturday from Long Beach,
where they spent the past three
weeks. The party say they would
prefer the rather sultry weather in
Athena to the chill and fog of the
(. 1J3, Western Newspaper Union.)
TO THE DANDELION
How like a prodigal doth nature
When thou, for all thy gold, so
Thou teacheat ma to deem
More sacredly of every human
Since each reflects In Joy Its scanty
Of heaven, and could some won '
droui secret show,
. Did we but pay the love we owe,
And with a child's undoubting
On all these living pages of God'a
James Russell Lowell. -OUTDOOR
Today an outdoor meal may be any
thing from a snack taken on a long
hike to a banquet
under the trees In
the garden or on
the porch. In the
old dnys an out
door meal, unless
It was a bsirbncue,
seldom mount a
warm meal. Now
with all the appli
ances and cmivi-nii'm -es for outdoor
llviiis, suggest Inns fur the' meals must
Include Die picnics arranged fot
schools, church societies, Binul grpups
of friends and nfilnu'S niost elaborate
social functions. The camper, too, Is
lesion and needs to keep In mind the
staple foods needed for the outing.
The pnmhvlch s appropriate to all
such meals; with it ami a thermos
bottle f li'H or i-uld think, one may
find rest mu appetite delight In the
glm-lm: ni -cf doors.
The following comMimthins nre ex
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Amciinm choose, sweet pickle
eho;ipcil, eliopied nasturtium leaves,
cit.-s. ehi., niiti-ed ham, hclognn,
dried beef or tongue, cooked meat
Slices of cold roast lamb, spread
with mayonnaise to which a bit of
nilm-ed mini ha been added.
f reaimMj cheese mixed with chopped
pecan. (-imppej) oar.i'ied orange peel
and mayonnaise with lnvn bread.
Cold sliced chicken, chopped ceiery,
mayonnaise, or corn relish, chopped
pickled cauliflower, mushrooms.
Summci saust'.ge. spread with may
onmiNe to which hard cooked egg,
chopped iwxnipiijiti. leaves have been
added. r'crve on r,. e lnwacj.
For di inks, lvl snipe juice way be
put luto ll'priiiog Ixii'les, iced lemon or
orangeade, tea, cvToe or cocoa, cold
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Reduction In Electric
The following reduction in Electric light rates wil
be in effect on and after March 15, 1929;
First 30 KWH hours used, per month,...10c per KWH
Excess over 30 KWH used, per month....3c per KWH
The above rates apply when bills are paid in full within 10 days
from date of bill. Otherwise, the rate will be increased by 10 per
cent on each item.
First 100 KWH used permonth. 10c per KWH
Next 200...... 7c per KWH
Next 300 .......... 6c per KWH
Next 400 .. 5c per KWH
Next iooo : ..:.......:.:...:...:......4c per kwh
Excess over 2000......... 3c per KWH
The above rates apply when bills are paid in full within 10 days
from date of bill. Otherwise, the rate will be increased by 10 per
cent on each item. ' -. - t
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