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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, OCTOBER 11, 1929
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Athena, Oregon, October 11, 1929
TAKING OVER ROAD SYSTEMS
One of our Oregon exchanges finds
the movement under way to take
highway and road construction out of
the hands of counties and place it
under State control and supervision
seems to be gaining momentum on the
theory that a more comprehensive
and complete system of main high
ways and feeder or farm service
roads can be obtained by this method.
This would also do away with much
experimenting in methods of con
struction and materials used, for it
would obviate numerous county
boards and commissions each endea
voring to find out in its own way
what materials are best. Practical
highway engineers have found that
a coating of road oil or asphaltic
mixture properly applied at a com
paratively low cost, is often all that
, is necessary to give sparsely settled
rural districts adequata weather
proof secondary roads leading to main
highways. However, realizing that
the proposed change to State control
may have its disadvantages, the
Press at this time does not feel justi
fied in meeting the new proposnl with
open arms. While it is true that all
sections of this county have not re
ceived their quota of road improve
ment under county administration,
where is there any guarantee these
districts would fare any better under
State control? When it comes to
state politics, the countries having the
big town populations "rule the roost"
and with the State having tho say of
"yes" and "no" where would the dis
tricts needing roads get off at?
In a recent article, the Financial
Editor of Harper's Magazine in de
fending Wall Street stock brokers,
asks if "seven million investors who
patronize boards of trade can be
wrong." Well, it looks like they
may be, from the fact that they are
employing the credit of the nation
to the serious detriment of commer
cial needs and demands. His ques
tion is answered in the recent dis
closures mado by federal reserve
bank officials to the effect that cer
tain bankers were making excessive
loans running into millions of dollars
on stock collateral. It is also ans
wered in the discussions evincing
alarm at the situation, made recent
ly before the annual meeting of the
American Banker's Association. Yes,
it is possible for the seven million to
bo wrong, when they ask for the
nation's credit to gamble on, to the
exclusion of the other hundred odd
million citizens of the United States.
The Portland branch of the U. S.
bureau of agricultural economics
nays of the wheat situation at the
close of the last week: "Pacific coast
markets were dull with quotations
generally from c to 2c lower than
a week ago. Export business was
very light and local mill demand was
not active. Lack of storage space for
bulk grain has been a weakening
factor in Pacific northwestern mar
kets. Receipts of Columbia River and
Puget Sound ports for the season to
date have been nearly 1700 cars in
excess of tho same period last year,
while exports have been smaller.
The finding of the body of a girl
which was kept in an iced casket for
a year down in California has re
vealed another of those weird religi
ous cults. She was a "princess of the
Divine Order of the Royal Arm of the
Great Seal." Investigation has further
developed that the victim of this gang
of brain-befuzzled fools, who have for
their leader one Mrs. Otis Blackburn,
had her soul chastened when she was
healed in an oven, where each mem
ber of cult placed a hot brick against
her body. This is a part of the "heal
ing rites" of California's latest crop
Do Eastern Oregon pheasants
furnish sport to Western Oregon
hunters. We'll say they do. Two
deputies working out of the Portland
office of the game commission were
stationed at Multnomah Falls on the
Columbia River Highway one eve
ning last week and checked more than
1000 pheasants in the cars of hunters
who had visited Eastern Oregon.
, We feel (.till dryer after reading
that drouth records on filo at the
State experiment station have broken
this year with a total rainfall of only
.04 inches for the three months of
July, August and September. And
when the records disclose that .01
of an inch fell in September; we are
dryer than ever.
Mellon will remain in the cabinet. In
the light of present policies under
which the ship of state is sailing,
without Melon, the old boat would be
minus rudder, sail and f o'casle.
, O-; - ;
That $50,000 damage suit involving
Ma Kennedy has been thrown out of
court at Seattle. Fact is, it should
never have been allowed in court in
the first place; with due respect to
first page newspaper space.
With his non-stop flying record of
6,158 miles behind him, Coste, the
Frenchman has bettered the Italian
record by 1,800 miles. Now watch
the rest of them go after it.
I SCHOOL TOPICS
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN
From the Harry Morse string while
at the Pendleton Round-Up or en
route from the same. A 7 year old
dark bay mare with long mane.
Weight, about 1150 lbs. Has small
white spot in forehead and a smafi
growth on breast. Branded with open
eight (8) on right hip and right
shoulder. Reward offered. Notify or
return to Mrs. Roy A. Kirk, Thorn
Hollow, Ore., post office address
Charter No. 4516 Reserve District No. 12
Report of Condition of the First National Bank of Athena in the State
of Oregon, at the close of business on October 4th, 1929
1. Loans and discounts '. $ 642,354.89
2. Overdrafts - 21.62
3. United States Government securities owned 57,500.00
4. Other bonds, stocks, and securities owned 28,381.03
6. Banking house, $6,062.00, Furniture and fixtures, $338.00 6,400.00
8. Reserve with Federal Reserve Bank 34,544.88
9. Cash and due from banks 89,857.15
11. Redemption fund with U. S.' Treasurer and due from U. S.
Total ..... $ 859,684.57
16. Capital stock paid in ..... $ 60,000.00
16. Surplus1 60,000.00
17. Undivided profits net .1 39,403.52
20. Circulating notes outstanding ......... .12,200.00
21. Due to banks, including certified and cashiers' checks out
22. Demand deposits 329,508.82
23. Time deposits 351,430.54
Total $ 859,684.57
State of Oregon, County of Umatilla, ss.
I, E. II. Leonard, President, of the above-named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. E. H. LEONARD, President
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 10th day of October, 1929. Correct Attest:
E. C. PRESTBYE, Notary Public. M. L. WATTS
Commission expires July 1, 1932. M. W. HANSELL,
HENRY DELL, Directors
Published in the interests of the people of Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Volume 1 Athena, Oregon, October 11, 1929
Ramsey McDonald has arrived
and peace will soon be in order.
But we wonder how tho gangsters
will be made to fall in line with
A. M. Johnson, Editor
The proper housing of chickens,
the feathered variety, is one of the
big problems for poultry men. We
know the answer, ask us.
60 MEND THAT STEP AND
YOU u FIND IN MANY
WAYS IT PAYS
It is not too late to insulate. In
sulation prevents the roam of heat
from the home.
Usually the fellow that says it
is better to rent than to build has
houses to rent.
The "Arkansaw Traveler" tells
of the native who didn't patch his
roof for the reason that when it
was raining he could not and when
it was clear he didn't need a roof.
DON'T WAIT UNTIL WINTER
to repair or replace a leaky roof
Do it NOW.
Kilgore says the reason why so
many bakers bake at night is so
they can have a good loaf in the
Would the wife appreciate some
more shelves? Probably yes. In
the cellar and basement, the
closets, and other places she can
tell you. Do it yourself, its easy
with our LUMBER.
Little Johnny, a city boy, in the
country for the first time, saw the
milking of a cow. "Now you
know where the milk comes from,
don't you," he was asked, "Sure,"
replied Johnny. "You feed her
some breakfast food and water and
then drain the crankcase."
That's all until next week.
It Pays to Look Well!
To look well you should keep your hair properly cut your face
shaved and massaged In fact everything in the Barber line.
Come in and see Herb Parker and me.
Perm Harris Barber Shop
Agency for Troy Laundry and Twin City Sanitary Cleaners.
THE ATHENA MARKET
The republican administration has
the satisfaction of knowing that Andy
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Kippered Salmon, all Kinds of Salt Fish. Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season.
, A. W. LOGSDON
Main Street- . Athena, Oregon.
(By E.'E. Coad, Supt.)
At the beginning of the fiscal school
year there were $5,492.38 of warrants
outstanding against Union high school
district No. 7. It was estimated that
it would require $300 for interest on
these warrants. In the past, it has
been the custom of the school board,
in common with other school boards
whose finances ran behind the neces
sary outlay, to use the tax money as
it came in to retire outstanding war
rants. Thus, instead of letting such
money lie idle until such time as the
budget requirements of the school
year called it into use, it was used to
retire outstanding warrants and re
duce the interest on them. This is
sound business sense such as the in
dividual would practice in his own af
fairs. Common sens would dictate
it as being good business for the
Last year the school board levied
a tax of $8,332.35. This year it can
add six per cent to this amount and
raise $8,832.29. Next year it can levy
for $9,275.90. The budget for operat
ing expenses this year is $9,320.00.
Next year there should be no need for
a special tax election. But the budget
for this year must include, in addition
to the operating expense for this year,
an amount to cover outstanding war
rants, interest charges on these, and
any extra amount for furnace and
building repairs. Thus the total
budget calls for $16,862.38, or $8,
030.09 more than the amount the
school board can levy without the
sanction of the legal voters of the
school district This extra amount is
over and above the levy the school
board can make.
Union high school district No. 7
has no investment in the school build
ing except as it has contributed to re
pairs on it. The building was furnish
ed free by school district No. 29. Few
high schools in the state are able to
operate with no capital investment
There are sixty pupils enrolled in
the high school. On an operating
budget of $9,320.00 for this year the
per-pupil-enrolled expense will be ap
proximately $155. This is far less
than for any other high school in
Surely there can be no objection to
placing the business affairs of the
high school on a sound basis. That is
the purpose of the tax election.
Every motor vehicle should be pro
tected by Public Liability and Pro
perty Damage insurance. Cost very
little and is worth many times the
cost. Every owner should carry
Landlords, Owners and Tenants Lia
bility insurance, only $7.50 and may
save your home. This is an age of
ambulance chasers and damage suits.
You owe it to yourself and to society.
Neglect may wreck your fortune; it
is wasting at the bung hole and sav
ing at the spigot. Liability protects
you, life insurance protects your fam
ily. Wre write it and service our
policies throughout the policy year.
Insurance plus service.
B. B. RICHARDS.
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Joseph
Notice is hereby given to all persons
whom it may concern:
That Ralph Folsom, administrator
of the estate of Joseph Rawnsley, de
ceased, has filed his final account and
report in the administration of the
estate; that the County Judge, by
order duly made and entered, has ap
pointed Monday the 4th day of No
vember, 1929, at the hour of ten
o'clock in the forenoon as the time
and the County Court House at Pen
dleton, Oregon, as the place where
all objections and exceptions to said
final account and report will be heard
and a settlement of the estate made.
Dated this 4th day of October, 1929.
RALPH FOLSOM, Administrator.
Peterson and Lewis, Attorneys for
Administrator. . .. 04N1
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Clar
ence Ogilvy. presumed to be dead.
Notice is hereby given that the
filed her final account
and report in the above entitled mat
ter and that the above entitled t-ourt
has fixed Saturday, the 12th day of
October, 1929, at the hour of 10:00
o'clock a. m. of said day, as the time,
and the County Court room in the
County Court House at Pendleton,
Umatilla County,. Oregon, as the
place, for the hearing of said final
account and report. Objections to
said final account and report, if any
there be, should be filed on or before
Dated at Athena, Umatilla County,
Oregon, this 13th day of September,
Administratrix of the Estate of
Clarence Ogilvy, presumed to be dead.
Watts and Prestbye, Athena, Ore
gon, Attorneys for Estate, S130H
DR. R. M. RICE
Phrsidaa and Surgeon
Offices, Hill Building
Post Building, Athena, Phone 582
ORIGINAL ESTIMATE AND ACCOUNTING SHEET . , ,
UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 . ' . 1
This original estimate is made in compliance with section 231-Aj of the school 1 1".".!
parallel columns the unit costs of the several services, material and eappIiM for the .
ceding the current year, the detail expenditures for the last one of said three preceding fiscal years and the
budget allowances and expenditures for the current year. , V " v
for last school year
unce in Detail!
Expen. for 3 fiscal years next pre
ceeding the last school year
Lest year of
8 year period
i early loiais
Other Services .......
Total Personal services
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
Furniture, desks, etc
Supplies, chalk, etc
Supplies, Misc ...
. . Janitor's supplies ...
Postage, stationery and printing..
Total Material and supplies ,
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS:
Buildings and grounds
Warrants- and interest
$ 2,100.00 $ 2,100:00 2,000.00
47.30 , 100.00
40.28 - 25.00
5,492.38 3,565.03 3,526.05
Premium, clerk's bond..
Audit of clerk's books
2,000.00 $ 1,833.33 $ 1,833.33
6,697.98 4,300.00 4,550.00
875.00 643.75 11 625.00
81.80 .: 100.00 " ' 75.00
, ; f 64.42 i 183.55 V, 628.98
9,719.20 7,060.63 7,612.31
608.80 205.64 , 349.34
468.39 357.11 190.57
88.88 39.36 33.00
9.74 - 8.99
461.29 494.27 393.60
135.90 V 120.92 103.02
60.00 67.60 67.60
107.72 44.45 110.71
1,943.57 1,329.25 1,260.67
10.99 795.14 649.01
10.99 795.14 649.01
141.74 128.53 25.52
141.74 128.53. 25.52
; 60.00 50.00
23.35 29.01 29.42
73.35 79.01 29.42
GRAND TOTAL $16,862.38 $14,542.63 $14,248.55 $11,888.85 $ 9,451.46 $ 9,576.93
I, W. C. Garfield, do hereby certify that the above estimate of expenditures for the '29-1930 was
prepared by me and that the expenditures and budget allowance for the current year and 25,1?
the three fiscal years next preceding the current year as shown above have been compiled f ro m towjrti "
my charge and are true and correct copies thereof. District Clerk.
NOTICfi OF SCHOOL ELECTION
TO INCREASE TAX MORE THAN
SIX PER CENT OVER THAT OF
THE PREVIOUS YEAR.
Notice is hereby given to the legal
voters of Union High School District
No. 7 of Umatilla County, State of
Oregon, that an election will be held
in said district at the school house
on the 21st day of October, 1929, at
2 o'clock in the afternoon, to vote on
the question of increasing the amount
of the tax levy in said District for
the year 1929 by more than six per
cent over the amount . of such levy
for the 'year immediatalyrpreceding.
It is necessary to raise this ad
ditional amount by special levy for
the following reasons:
To meet increased teachers salaries
and take up outstanding wan-ants. .
Dated this 27th day of September,
Chairman Board of Directors.
Attest: W. C. GARFIELD,
Dr. W. Boyd Whyte
Stangier Building, Phone 706
Pendleton. Oregon. 957 J
Main St H. H. HILL Athena
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Regardless of their condition, I can
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NOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETING .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the legal voters of Union High
School District No. 7 of Umatilla County, State of Oregon, that a SCHOOL
MEETING of said district will be held at the School House, on .theZlst
day of October, 1929, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon for the purpose of dis
cussing the budget hereinafter set out with the levying board, and to vote
on the proposition of levying a special district tax. ...
The total amount of money needed by the said school district during
the fiscal year beginning on June 30, 1929, and ending Jrn M80, ,
estimated in the following budget and includes the amounts to be ceved
from the county school fund, state school fund, elementary school fund,
special district tax, and all other moneys of the district: .
PERSONAL SERVICE: Salary per year
Superintendent $ 1,800.00
Teachers I. i 4,740.00
Athletic Coach . 350.00
Clerk , 100.00
Other services 125.00
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
Furniture (desks, stoves, curtains, etc.) $ 200.00
Supplies (chalk, erasers, etc.), $35.00
Library Books 100.00
Misc. Exp. $90.00 125.00
Janitor's supplies . 40.00
Light":::.:::.'.....:. , 150.00
Water , J
Postage, stationery and printing ,. 100.00 000,ft
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS:
Buildings and grounds - 1,825.00 , onEAn
Total - 1.825.00
Warrant, and interest thereon
Premium clerk's bond
Audit of clerk's books .
Total estimated amount of money for
all purposes during the year.
Estimate of probable unexpended balance
at the end of current year
Estimated amount to be received from all
other sources during the coming school
Total estimated receipts, not including
Total estimated expenses for the year. $16,862.38
Total estimated receipts not including proposed
Balance, amount to be raised by district tax $16,862.38
The indebtedness of District No. 7 is as follows:
Total bonded indebtedness .. None
Total warrant indebtedness. $ 5,492.38
Total amount of other indebtedness None
Total amount of all indebtedness $ 5,492.38
Dated this 27th day of September, 1929.
W'. C. GARFIELD ARNOLD WOOD, Chairman,
District Clerk. , Board of Directors.
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. lOc per KWH
Next 200. . 7c per KWH
Next 300 .6cperKWH
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 foil within 10 days
from date of bilL Otherwise, the rate will be increased by 10 per
cent on each item.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Company