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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, NOVEMBER 29, 1929 Hi f'
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High School Notes
: JUNIOR NEWS STAFF
Editor ;....;Stafford Hansell
Assistant Editor....."...Myrtle Campbell
Alumni...... , Jack Moors
Student Body .....'.Arthur Crowley
Boys' Athletics..... Roland Wilson
Classes............:... Emery Rogers
Entertainment Elizabeth Walter
Personals Georgie Green
Faculty.. ...Walter Huffman
1st to 4th Grades........Curtiss Duffield
5th to 8th Grades Mary Tompkins
Subject Classes Herbert Reeder
Advisor Miss Beulah Smith
The only thing that justifies the
existence of a school isvthe know
ledge that it imparts to the students.
Athletics and other enterprises are
added to school life. In themselves
they are not necessary for the school
existence, but athletics give an out
let for school spirits and give a
chance for' 'exercise. They also take
the place of the fist fights of old.
Athletic competition has taken a place
in some schools that is not proportion
al to the benefits derived. Plays and
other social enterprises are justifiable
because they give practical experience
and help gain poise. An education
can go for naught if practical ex
perience is entirely lacking because
the education gained is not used to
the proper advantage, but the funda
mentals of school life are the first
steps to success. It is only too often
that high schools are remembered as
"they had a very good football team,"
"they had a bad play cast," or "they
had a six foot four inch center," and
other varieties of recognition, but few
like "their scholastic standing is one
of the finest in the state," "they had
only five on the honor roll," etc.
While athletics and other forms of
school life .are . beneficial and neces
sary for a school's success, they are
not primarily the reason for the
schools existence. In their places they
are excellent but they should not be
compared with scholastic standing.
The first game of basketball will be
a practice game with the Mac High
alumni December 6.
The boys have been clamoring for
action and they will soon see it, as
the saying goes, "it won't be long
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hansell en
tertained the high school faculty and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pinkerton at a din
ner party Saturday evening. Those
present were Miss Beulah bmith, Miss
Dorothy Brodie, Mr. and Mrs. Blatch
ford. Mr. and Mrs. "Pike" Miller, Mrs.
Areta Gurney, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
"Pike" Miller motored to Walla
Walla Saturday. "Pike" and his wife
and family visited friends in Pendle
The Latin club that was recently
formed under the instruction of Miss
Dorothy Brodie met last Thursday
for the first time. Two papers were
read, one by Betty Eager on "Food
and Drink in Roman Times." The
other was given by George Pittman
on "Banks, Shops and Inns." The
members of the club have chosen as
a name, Athenienses, the Latin for
Athenians. The group is practicing
on several Latin songs.
The following students spent Satur
day in Walla Walla: Doris Street,
Thelma Schrimpf, Carolyn Kidder,
Harold Kirk, Mary Tompkins, Walter
Huffman and James Wilson.
Ralph Moore spent Sunday after
noon in Pendleton,
Leland Jenkins was a Milton visit
Elizabeth Walter was the guest of
her sister in Walla Walla over the
Roland Richards spent Saturday in
Velma Ross spent Sunday at the
Cannon home, where she was the din
ner guest Of Frances Cannon.
5th and 6th Grades
Melba Montague of the fifth grade
was the only individual on the honor
roll for this month.
A display will be given by the
fifth and sixth grades of thwr work,
which they have been doing this year
on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. The
students will gladly welcome visit
Clara Belle McCullough of the fifth
grade has moved to Montana where
she will continue her school work.
7th and 8th Grade
Ralph Bruce of Gibbon has entered
the seventh grade.
Inez McCullough of the eighth
grade has moved to Montana.
The election of officers for the
Latin club took place in meeting
last Tuesday. Those elected were:
A rloon Mvrick. ' t resident: Mariorie
Douglas, vice-president; Betty Eager,
The club under the direction of Miss
Dorothv Brodie. meets every two
weeks on Tuesday night. The mem
bers read papers upon Koman customs
The rings for the senior class have
mired, -- L ", ..z.
Roosting High These Nigjhis
Photo of one family of turkeys in the largest flock in Vermont. For Thanksgiving,
people in the East usually eat Vermont turkeys, but by Christmas the supply Is so depleted
that most of the birds are brought from the West.
That Is America's
Thanksgiving day Is different from
other holidays. It lin3 Its own mean
ing. It meets a definite human need.
That Js why it 1ms survived through
the centuries since the Pilgrims land
ed on the stern and rockbound coast
of New England.
It Is pre-eminently a day of home
life, of family gatherings and re
unions. Naturally it becomes a day
when people look backward and for
ward; when tliey tal;e stock of what
has been accomplished and consider
what the future holds out to them;
when pareuts consider with thankful
ness the happiness they have In their
children and when they consider what
their children have In store In oppor
tunities In the years to come. t i
A stimulating hook that, has a, bear
ing on Thanksgiving day reflections
has Jhe title "Whither Mankind ; a
Panorama of Modern Civilization."
The editor, Charles A. Beard, a spe
cialist on American history, has ob
tained the co operation of scholars
who have contributed chapters on all
the great fields of human activity,
The opening chapter we would stress
today. It Is by a Chinese, IIu Shih,
who discusses the civilization of the
East and West.
We Invite attention to the views of
this cultivated oriental because he is
In a position to take a detached and
fairly Impartial view of western civil
ization In contrasting It with the civ
ilization of Asia. Often such a view
helps us to a better understanding
and appreciation of tilings whose out
lines are blurred because we are so
familiar with them, r
Many good people are disturbed
over the present outlook. They see
about them a world full of selfishness ;
o world In which smart unscrupnlous
ncss too often Is rewarded with suc
cess ; a world In which modern science
and invention are at the service of
devastating wars, or cater to triviality
and crudeness. . .
Of what use is it, they Inquire, to
be able to talk ever the telephone to
some one a thousand miles away, If
we have nothing to say? Of what ad
vantage Is the possibility of hurrying
around in motor cars if we have
nothing to do when we arrive? ,
Are not the luxuries we are produc
ing wholesale simply demoralizing our
young people? Has the present gen
eration the moral fiber of the forefa
thers? Have we not, as Disraeli snld,
discovered comfort and thought It was
A German savant remarked to Hu
Shlh that western civilization had
failed. In contrast the civilization
pt the West was based on "spiritual
principles." ' ' ".""' 1 :
Is this gloomy view, evidently the
product of the war and of post-war
happenings, the view of things as they
really are? Is our Thanksgiving Joy
simply the superficial Joy of a com
Spirituality and Poverty. .
To such gloomy forebodings the
words of this Chinese writer are a re
freshing antidote. He knows the civ
ilization of the Orient and he knows
from observation and experience the
effect on spiritual values of the abject
poverty that results from the failure
to master the forces of nature. '
The civilization of a race, he says,
Is simply the sum total of Its achleve-
Vhal Are Vermin?
Just what Is meant by the term
"vernilr" is usually a mnt'er of con
siderable doubt In most peoples' minds.
According to Forest and Stream Maga
zine the word applies to any wild ani
mal that preys on other game. Ver
min, It ays, may be undesirable In
some parts of the country and bene
ficial In of hers. Ia Connecticut, for
Instance, the following animals and
birds are vermin to the aull.jrlttcs:
Cooper hawks, sharp-skinned l.nwks,
goshawks, great horned owl. barred
owls, starling, crows, red siulrn-ls,
house cats, bobcats, lynx, weasels,
foxes, mink, European hares, raccoon,
and stunk. ,
ments in adjusting Itself to Its en
vlronnient. Our ancestors of the Stone
age who were constantly lighting
their environment In order to hold
soul and body together had no chance
to make progress. It was onl after
they had discovered how to deal with
their surroundings that they began to
Hu' Shlh-finds that the difference
between the eastern and western
civilization Is primarily a difference
in the tools used. In the dawn of his
tory Asia and Europe both had the
same primitive tools and the same
sort of civilization. In the last, few
hundred years the West has been nble
to devise new tools for the mastery
of nature and so has buflt a new
civilization, while the East, still us
ing the ancient tools, has stood still.
Held Back by Poverty.
It Is only when men have reached
a stage of material advancement that
they can paint Sistine Madonnas or
compose heroic symphonies. .
Twenty-six centuries ago a Chinese
statesman said: "When food and
clothing are sufficiently provided for,
honor and disgrace can be distin
guished; and when granaries are full
people will know' good mnnners."
Benjamin Franklin had the same
Idea when he remarked! "It Is hard
for an empty sack to stand upright."
Asia reached a certain stage In the
Invention of tools to help master na
ture, and then gave up baffled. The
West fortunately learned from the
Greeks the restless curiosity that con
stantly pushes forward its inquiries.
One rested satisfied with the wheel
barrow, the other . went on to the
steam engine, the motor car and the
Where millions of people are only
a short Jump abend of the wolf of
starvation, where it Is Inevitable that
other millions die every year from In
sufficient food, there is no chnuce fpr
an enlightened democratic government
to develop. Ninety per cent of the
Chinese are illiterate.
Greek Goat In Sight.
It requires an accumulation of prop
erty that permits general education
for a government to exist that makes
human welfare its aim.
Imagine a Chinese mandarin or an
Indian prince talking to his people
about governmental policies that will
liberate the energies of men and re
sult In happier homes as our states
men talk to American nudienees!
So what Is the conclusion of the
whole matter at this time of thanks
giving? Certainly not that we have
reached our goal ; not that we have
done away with the evils of our so
cial order, and abolished the great
terrors of unemployment and poverty ;
not that we have attained the fullness
of life that is open to us.
But wemay reasonably feel that
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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..:.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 per month............lOc 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
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