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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, AUGUST 23, 1929
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
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Athena, Oregon, August 23, 1929
SIZING IT UP
Sizing up a muchly discussed situ
ation, the Myrtle Point Herald sum
marizes as follows:
.Government reports show the
Postoffice Department deep in the
hole for the last fiscal year, yet no
one is surprised. As long as it is
burdened with inconsistent rulings;
as long as it engages in the printing
business, furnishing printed envel
opes below the cost of material, it
will continue to lose money. There's
no more excuse for the government
being in the job printing business
than there is for it being in the shoe
business. Yet it prints, at a huge
loss to the taxpayers of this country,
millions of envelopes that should be
turned out' by job printing offices a
fine graft for the concern that has
the printing contract but a little
rough on the public pocketbook. Don't
be surprised to hear that this de
partment loses millions annually.
The surprise is that we go right on
electing men to congress who have
n't the nerve to take this department
out of the printing business and set
it to doing what it was originally in
tended to do, and no more to handle
the U. S. mails.
GOVERNMENT CUTS COST
A recent statistical report shows
that at the end of the last fiscal year
on June 30, the Federal government
had a surplus of $185,000,000 in the
treasury, five times the estimated
surplus. During the year the nation
al debt was reduced $673,000,000 and
is now less than $17,000,000,000.
The policy of retrenchment in Fed
eral expenditures, established a few
years ago, has resulted in the con
version of savings into tax reduction
for the people. Within eight years
nearly two million people have been
relieved entirely of Federal taxation.
President Hoover has announced
that a careful study is being made to
determine the possibilities for re
ducing Federal taxes in the future.
This will probably be done, but it
will be of little direct benefit to the
public if the orgy of spending by
local units of government, that has
multiplied their cost time and again
in recent years, is continued.
HAND IN HAND
One of our exchanges observes: A
comparatively new industry in the
Southwest is now attracting atten
tion. The humble pecan nut is rapid
ly coming into its own. A few years
ago only the Southern and South
western Indians knew anything about
the nutriment contained in the wild
pecan. They cut the trees down in
order to gather the crop. This seem
ing waste opened up thick groves and
permitted the growth of an occasional
tree producing a large-size, delicious
ly flavored, "paper shell" pecan.
Thousands of acres of bottom land
in the Southwest were denuded of
pecan groves to plant less profitable
crops. But this is changing. Pecan
culture is increasing and one of the
largest nut shelleries claims to have
purchased 700 carloads of Oklahoma
pecans during 1926. Thus do agri
culture and manufacturing develop
hand in hand.
A SYMBOL OF PROSPERITY
The modern stock exchange might
properly be termed a department
store of finance, to which men come
to buy or sell interests in our im
portant industries. It is a market
place for stocks and bonds.
Hysterical rantings against "specu
lation" are absurd. We all speculate
and it is necessary to progress.
The major stock exchanges and in
vestment bankers have waged an un
remitting war against shysterism in
nil forms in the interests of honest
investment and industrial progress.
They subject all securities to the
most rigid of inspections before list
ing them for sale and they keep con
stant check on the soundness of any
At the present time more people
than ever before are buying industrial
securities. The wise investor goes
to the recognized experts for informa
tion. The Manufacturer and Indus
feet at (his time, but also those which
become operative the first of the year
1930. This is especially applicable to
the schedule of fees for the period
beginning on January 1, 1930.
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Ever so often a reservoir must
needs be run dry and given a bath,
else the health of water users might
be jeopardized. So if pressure was
low on your water sprinklers Tues
day evening, the reason was that the
reservoir was recovering from its
periodical bath, which took place
Tuesday morning, when it was empti
ed for that purpose.
J. C. Penney, founder of the great
chain store system that bears his
name has been an exhibitor of the
thoroughbred live stock at the Port
land International Live Stock show
in the past. At the present time
there is being erected at the exposi
tion grounds, J. C. Penney Hall, in his
It will cost $60,000 to reconstruct
three miles of the Mt. Hood Loop high
way, and the state has provided that
amount for the work. It should be
not out of place to remark here that a
road little better than a cattle trail
still leads to Bingham Springs, Uma
tilla county's principal play ground.
A flock of prohibition agents con
sider they made a big haul when
they arrested 125 persons in a raid at
Hammond, Indiana. The mayor and
chief of the police of East Chicago
were caught in the net, which readily
explains why Chicago was mixed up
The Scio Tribune proclaims: "With
a mission and without a muzzle, the
Scio Tribune starts this week on its
33d year of usefulness in the forks
of the Santiam. Scio, Linn county
and the state of Oregon, are its ob
jective. Let's go."
Tex Rankin is certainly an active
scout if nothing else. After com
pleting a Pacific coast non-stop flight
from British Columbia to Mexico, the
Portland flyer has entered the Port
land-Cleveland air race.
"That Amazon tree that scientists
have discovered to bear lard is prob
ably an off shoot of the Ham Tree."
Mornintr Oregonian. Why, dog-
gonit, of course; come to think of .it!
The costume which pictorially we
are led to believe was worn by Sep
tember Morn, has nothing on the
togs worn by those Woodburn golf
The swimming pool will function
over the week-end, due to the season
al emptying of the city reservoir.
Kids are you "hep" to the tip?
4-H CLUB WORKERS
The week of the Oregon State Fair,
September 23 to 28, will be a busy
one for the boys and girls in the
4-H club work, with competition go
ing for nearly $5,000 in scholarships
and premiums offered by the state
fair board, Governor I. L. Patterson's
special prizes jn livestock and home
economics, and many other special
awards offered by business houses
and individuals interested in this
work. . I
The state club leader, H. C. Sey
mour, and his assistants, Helen Cow
gill and L. J. Allen, of Corvallis, R.
C. Kuehner, The Dalles, and J. W.
Crites, Salem, are rounding out plan3
for this year's exhibitions which
promise to exceed in interest and
number those of any previous year.
Rearrangement in the method of
showing, so that exhibits of the same
kind from every county will be placed
together, rather than all different ex
hibits from one county being shown
in the same place, has given an added
impetus to the interest concerning the
affair. It is believed this will give
both the judges and the audience a
great advantage in evaluating the
work done in the various districts.
Each year two boys and two girls
from each county, who have been out
standing in this work, are chosen to
spend Fair week in Salem as guests
of the state fair board. They live in
a spacious concrete dormitory, com
pletely furnished except for bedding
which each child must bring. Re
sponsible supervisors are provided,
and in every way the youngsters re
ceive the advantages of the fair.
The girl's and boys' exhibits will
this year be placed in the part of the
old exhibit building which has been
moved over near the agricultural pa
vilion. The whole thing is being ren
ovated, and will provide excellent
quarters. The rest of the building is
being torn down and exhibits pre
viously shown there will be moved to
the new dual exhibition and grand
stand building which is now nearing
Extensive exhibits of livestock, in
cluding cattle, swine, sheep, goats,
or poultry, numerous crops such as
corn, potatoes and wheat, demon
strations of home economics, and
many other interesting features will
all be a part of the 4-H work.
The state champion pig club mem
ber will receive a $50 registered gilt
from Governor I. L. Patterson, while
the state champion sheep club mem
ber will receive a $50 yearling ewe.
A pressure cooker will be awarded
the high point girl in cooking, and
the girl highest in sewing will re
ceive a sewing case and low rocker.
There are many other special
prizes on sheep, swine, Jersey, Hol
stein and Guernsey calves, budding
and gardening, besides the numerous
premiums and scholarships.
21 Years Ago
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Friday, August 28, 1908
Ad and Will Pinkerton, "Ves"
King and the editor fished on the
Umatilla Saturday and Sunday with
fairly good success. "Billy" found an
nnt.iminteri firo arm which' no doubt
found its way across the plains in an
early day. - It is now on exhibition at
the Palace Drug store.
Thei Athena Harmony club will give
a farewell party next Tuesday after
noon at the home of Miss Reta Roth
rock, in honor of the members of the
club who will soon leave Athena to
attend school. The weather permit
tine the nartv will be eriven on the
lawn, and the club from Weston is
expected to attend en masse.
Grandma Waterman is reported
very ill with dropsy, at the home of
her son in Spokane. Mr. ana Mrs.
Ehen Waterman went UD from Walla
Walla this week to attend her.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Akers,
August 23, 1908, a daughter.
Grover Bowles, one of Fay Le
Grow's range riders, came down
from the hills for a few days' rest.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Koontz went
over to La Grande last evening, where
they will spend a week visiting rela
tives. Emery Achilles has taken an ap
prenticeship in Johnson's blacksmith
shop. He commenced work yesterday
Mrs. Warren Raymond of Walla
Walla is the guest of . her father,
Robt. Coppock, and other relatives
in Athena this week.
Remember the harvest ball at the
Athena Opera house, this evening.
Johnson's orchestra has been engaged
to furnish the music.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Killgore came
down from their mountain camp Wed
nesday evening. They spent the en
tire summer in the mountains.
Charles Dunn, an old time Athena
boy writes friends here that he is
witnessing the sights at Coney Island,
the place where "you get a run for
A partial failure of the apple crop
in Wild Horse orchards is reported.
On the Mrs. Page place soutn, wnere
lst vear a larsre crou of choice fruit
was gathered, only a small amount
of apples are to be found tnis season.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Campbell. Mr.
and Mrs. Rufus Campbell and Hank
Caplinger returned from tne ion
Gate Wednesday. In a day and a half
the party picked 28 quarts of huckle
berries north ol the meaaows.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gross and Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Douglas will leave
next week for Alberta, wnere iney
will reside in future. They will be
accompanied to Alberta by G. W.
Gross who will return home m a lew
Continental Oil Company
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A Chicago judgo has ordered a
certain tenor to warble to his wifo
at least twice daily. She married
him because of his vocal gift, and
now he refuses to sing for her. But
the judge adjusted matters so that
the husband has got his old job back,
and happiness once more is supreme
in the domesticity of their home.
The Secretary of State notifies the
Athena Press that the 1929-1930 com
pilation of the state motor vehicle
laws is off the press and ready for
distribution. The volume contains
not only the laws which in f-
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MEALS FOR WARM DAY8
A well-clillled platter with thinly
sliced meat, which mny be beefsteak,
if very thinly
sliced and served
with a tasty
sauce, makes a
meal. There may
he a few slices
of cold roast
lamb to accom
pany Hie steak or veal ami trimmed
with well-seasoned potato salad, and
one has a ready meal.
All cold meat should be sliced very
thin and arranged with care and
proper garnishment to make It at
tractive. Cream cheese with chopped
nasturtium leaves to give pungency,
made Into balls and dropped around
the platter with a few fresh nastur
tium leaves and a blossom or two,
will make au appealing dish on a hot
Various fish may be served In the
same way. A can of salmon, tuna, a
can of shrimps and one of smoked
sardines with bits of lemon and
parsley arranged on a chilled chop
plate or platter will make another
Icebox Cookies.-The.se are fine to
have ready to serve with tea, punch
or as a dessert with fruit. Sift five
and one-half cupfuls of flour, one tea
spoonful of soda, three times. Take
one und one-half cupfuls of melted
shortening, one cupful each of brown
and white sugar, cream well, add
tli roe beaten eggs and eight squares
or less pf bakers' chocolate, melted.
Mix and roll In two or three short
rolls. Place In the Icebox over night
Iu the inunilng slice the cookies not
too thin. I'lare on baking sheets and
bake quickly. This recipe makes six
doxon. Nuts may be added or one
half nut meat placed on each cooky.
Itananns are delicious served with
crushed fresh currants or currant
Juice well sweetened poured over
Put rle peaches through a fruit
press, add honey to sweeten, or a
lemon stniji and serve as a fruit cup
topped with whipped cream.
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Reduction In Electric
The following reduction in Electric light rates will
be in effect on and after March 15, 1929:
First 30 KWH hours used, per month....l0c 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 per month......,.:.10c per KWH
Next 200 .......7c per KWH
Next 300 - 6c per KWH
Next 400... - 5c per KWH
Next 1000.. ..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.
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