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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, DECEMBER 27, 1929
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Athena, Oregon, December 27, 1929
Food is the latest of the great in
dustries, to adopt the principles of
mass production and distribution.
Great organizations, says the Manu
facturer, are to manufacture scores
of non-competitive products, . thus
giving the consumer the advantage
of facilities that improve quality and
cut costs. Perhaps the only remark
able thing about this new trend is
that it has been so long in coming.
It is certainly logical that the "most
essential and basic of all industries
should adopt the methods whereby
other American industries have pro
gressed to a point where they are the
greatest in world history. The house
wife of the future should get a super
ior food, product for a lower price,
even as mass production has given us
better clothes, automobiles, transpor
tation, gas and electric service and 8
multitude of other commodities.
EFFECTIVE REVERSAL ;
In the opinion of William Green,
president of the American Federation
of Labor, the recent stock market
crash will result in new life in the
building industry throughout the na
tion. He declares the stock market
- reversal will release billions of dol
lars for other uses. "In my judg
ment," he says, "beginning with early
spring and going into the summer,
building will grow and expand. When
building is going good, then the steel
business is improved. The demand
for other materials is improved.
Workers are put to work; they are
able to buy and it all comes back to
the garment industry, luxury indus
tries, service industries and those
that suffer first when a crash or
shock is inflicted upon our economic
and industrial life. Is was impossi
ble for $30,000,000,000 in values to be
wiped out overnight without the in
dustrial and economic structure feel
ing the shock."
One of our exchanges is of the
opinion that what is needed to solve
our crime problem may be an appli
cation of the old, robust, frontier
spirit of America. The westetn'em
pire was not tamed by professional
reformers and law-passers. The bad
men flourished until hardy citizens,
determined to wage a relentless war
on lawlessness, gave them a taste of
their own medicine. One dose of lead
proved to be worth more than a dozen
doses of sumptuary legislation. The
old days are over. But much the same
situation remains in the underworlds
of our great cities. A ruthless, organ
ized and intelligent criminal class is
pitting itself against society. And so
far society seems to have lost ground.
The chances and uncertainty of
aviation at its present stage, is again
confronted in the worst crash in the
history of Boiling field, Washington,
D. C. when a tri-motored plane, bear
ing Representative Kaynor and four
others, hurtled 300 feet to the ground
bounced, then burst apart and dug
furrows three feet deep in the rain
sodden earth, instantly killing the
five passengers. Captain Dinger, a
widely known army pilot was at the
controls and cause of the accident to
the $80,000 plane will never be known.
By virtue of being president of the
Oregon state senate, Albin Walter
Norblad is governor of Oregon, re
ceiving the appointment on the death
of Governor Patterson. Norblad is
a 48-year-old lawyer of Astoria and
became executive head of the state
through an amended clause in the
state constitution which provides for
the carrying on of the affairs of the
office in case the governor dies. Mr.
Norblad will hold office till after the
In schools where safety instruction
is well organized at least a 50 per
cent reduction In child mortality has
been effected. This direct saving in
lives is not the only benefit of safety
instruction. It prepares a new gener
ation to take its place in life with a
sound knowledge and intuitive grasp
of the accident problem.
Goods roads have reduced tho aver
age automobile operating cost from
10 cents a mile to six and one-half
cents in tho lust five years, according
to an authoritative report. Savings
are effected in gasoline and wear and
tear on tires and machinery. As well,
the good road provides greater com
fort and safety.
The interstate commerce commis
sion having scrambled the railroads
of the country into nineteen big sys
tems, can now lean back in their
swivel chairs and wait for the rail
roads to do something about it. And
what the railroads will do is the lead
After functioning five years, "the
Fascisti League of North America"
has been declared dissolved by dele
gates at a recent meeting in "New
York. How Mussolini feels about it,
is not known, but we haven't noticed
any rise in the price of spaghetti.
"Dick" Byrd is now rear admiral
on the retired list He earned this dis
tinction in the estimation of his coun
try in recognition of his scientific ef
fort to find out something about the
antarctic regions, including , his in
trepid flight over the south pole.
An Oklahoma banker stood pat and
shot two robbers who were attempt
ing to loot his bank. Being a good
shot is not a bad accomplishment for
a banker to be endowed with, and the
opportunity to show it, in this ins
tance at least, is gratifying.
' Says the Weston Leader:" An Okla
homa chemist declares that he can
extract alcohol from petroleum, but
he would confer a greater boon by
separating booze from- gasoline."
Only one week of holiday vacation
for Athena schools, but the pupils
may be depended upon to make the
most of it. ' '
Lying under a blanket of snow,
from inches to feet in thickness, the
East got more out of Christmas than
Pedestrians can get along slushy
streets good naturedly when the cause
of moisture is taken into consideration.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Programs at the Churches
The Christmas programs were held
at the churches Sunday, both the
Baptist and Christian churches giving
excellent and appropriate entertain
ment. At the Baptist in the evening
the little folks gave the first part
with recitations, followed by a' musical
cantatas "The Nativity," which was
sung by older members of the. Sun
day school. At the Christian church
the little folks gave their program
immediately following the Sunday
school, and were given their treats
then. The pageant: "The Shepherd's
Vision," was given in the evening, a
large number participating. Both
churches were well -filled, tho pro
grams being very impressive und
Mr. and Mrs. Wood Here
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wood, newly
weds, are here from Merritt, Wash
ington to spend the holidays with rel
atives. Mr. Wood is employed by the
Great Northern Railway company on
construction work in electrifying that
line from Wenatchee, Washington to
Seattle, Mr. Wood is working with the
crew which at this time is electrifying
the eight-mile long tunnel through
the Cascade mountains. Mrs. Wood
will continue to teach school at Mer
ritt, Washington. The young couple
have been receiving congratulations
from their many firends since their
return to Athena.
Town Team Organized
A town basketball team has been
organized in Athena with Laurence
Pinkerton as manager. A schedule of
games has not yet been arranged.
The team motored to Milton Monday
night for a game with the Milton
team. The local boys were defeated
by the score of 30 to 36. The team
is composed of Dean Pinkerton, Lee
Remilard, Fred Remilard, George
Pambrun, Fay Pambrun, Wilbur Har
den, Jack Booth, Oral Michener, Dal-
breth Taylor, Arthur Taylor.
Here From Bryn Mawr
H. M. Saulsberry was in Athena
Monday from his home at Bryn Mawr,
Washington: He came over on a rhort
business trip, which involved the sale
of his 1929 wheat crop. H. M. re
ports that the building boom in Scat
tie is still in full bloom. No less than
forty-five new residences have been
built in his neighborhood this year,
and big buildings continue to go up
in the business district.
Tomorrow night the Standard The
atre presents Paramount's startling
gripping drama, "Woman Trap," star
ring Hal Skelly and Evelyn Brent
For Sale Two Oliver three bottom
plows, good shape, used two seasons.
Two tail board weeders, good shape,
ready for use. Call 761. Bryce Baker.
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(By E. E. Coad, Supt)
Sportsmanship is a mighty big
subject. A volume could not do it
justice. It is important in that it
deals more with emotions than with
the intellect. Yet the true sportsman
must learn to place his emotions
under the control of his intellect.
Sportsmanship is important in that
it gives a true index to character. You
get a better slant on the real man
during the intense excitement and
struggle of an important athletic con
test than would be possible during
years of intimate contact under more
Right here is an important fact
which educators, so far, have all but
ignored that the emotional reactions
of the individual are of far more im
portance to the state and to society in
general than are his intellectual re
actions. An education makes a crim
inal more dangerous. The difference
between the law-breaking and the
law-abiding individual lies in the dif
ference in emotional reaction to the
restraints which society places upon
the individual. It may take a warped
intellect to condone such emotional
reactions as the criminal evolves in
order to become an habitual criminal.
' The playground, in the United
States, is the great melting pot for
citizenship. It is here that boys learn
the inner secrets of sportsmanship.
It Is here that emotional ideals are
created. , It is here that lessons in
self-control are learned. It is here
that the potential future citizen
learns to place his emotional reactions
under the guidance of his intellect
It is here he learns fair play, property
rights, to win and to lose like a man,
to select competent leaders, to obey
the rules of the game, to rule and to
be ruled, to recognize the value of a
man by other standards than mere ap
pearancequalities which will al
ways stand the business and profes
sional man, the future citizen, in good
The lessons of good sportsmanship
that are taught on any well governed
and properly controlled playground
are conductive to good citizenship and
are inimical to criminal ideals. On
the other type of playground, where
the natural bully holds sway, the les
sons are bad for the bully and mighty
bad for his followers who are to be
come citizens of a republic where
leadership Bhould be the badge of
favor and not the craven obeisance of
force and fear.
THE GOVERNOR'S PROMISE
(John W. Kelly) -Dignity,
seriousness, economy and
constructive conservatism were dis
tinguishing marks in the administra
tion of the late Isaac Lee Patterson,
governor of Oregon. No governor
ever brought a more dignified atmos
phere to the office; no governor ever
looked the part so well. ; Tall, slender,
well-groomed and thatched with snow
white hair, Governor Patterson satis
fied the eye as to what such a high
official should look like. He referred to
himself as a "dirt farmer," and was
one, but his appearance was that of
a successful merchant.
For 35 years he held a part In the
public life of his native state, and the
crowning glory of his career was
achieved when, in the past three
years, he served as the highest of
ficial in Oregon. His public service
was abruptly terminated by his un
expected demise Saturday night, leav
ing unfilled the final year of the
term for which he was elected by the
people in 1926.
In liia candidacy for the governor
ship he pledged himself to give the
people a real business administration
without frills. This promise he kept
to the letter, as any impartial survey
of his. three years in the office of
chief executive will confirm.
Why suffer with
tired, aching feet?
Regardless of their condition, I can
E. M. MOREMEN
22 W. Main St Walla Walla
Wheat Alfalfa and
SHEEP FOR SALE
L. L. Montague, Arlington
21 Years Ago
" v January 1, 1907
. William Scott, president of the
Umatilla Wheat Growers' association,
has called a meeting of the organiza
tion for Saturday next at 2 o'clock p.
m.f to consider questions of impor
tance to the members. A full attend
ance is earnestly desired. Farmers
who have not already done so, are in
vited to become members of the asso
ciation and thereby assist in formulat
ing plans for mutual protection.
R. J. Boddy was in Pendleton yes
terday. William Wood returned home from
Born of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hutt
December 28, a son.
Posters are out announcing a hard
times ball at Adams, Friday night.
Dean Gerking spent yesterday and
today with relatives in Freewater.
Jerry St. Dennis, Jr., is up from
California, visiting relatives in this
Tobe Bush came .up. from Pendleton
Saturday and spent the day with Ath
ena friends. -1
W. D. Chamberlain returned home
yesterday morning from Portland,
where he spent several days.
The Sheard family, residing north
of Athena, is quarantined, there be
ing a case of scarlet fever there.
Miss Bessie McBride, after spend
ing the holidays with relatives and
friends in Athena and Pendleton, has
returned to Portland.
The Pythian Sisterhood and the
Rathbone Sisters have consolidated,
and there is now but one auxiliary to
the Knights of Pythias, the Pythian
Mrs. Ida Gillis and children and
Mrs. Eva Boddy went down to Pen
dleton today to spend New Years
with the family of Mr. and Mrs. C.
Mrs. J. R. King is critically ill at
her home in Weston with pneumonia.
Her children have been called' to her
bedside and small hope for her re
covery is entertained.
An old landmark, the "Blue Front,'
a building in which barrels of whiskey
were sold in Centerville pioneer days,
and which was later moved from Main
street to Third, has been torn down
Hermiston, the little town between
Echo and Umatilla, is growing to
"beat the band." New cottages are
springing up over the townsite, a new
hotel has recently been opened and the
O, R. & N. company will begin build
ing a depot there at once.
and answer the complaint filed
against you in the above entitled
court and cause within four week
from the date of the first publication
of this summons, which date is set
forth below, and if you fail to so ap
pear and answer, for want thereof,
plaintiff will apply to said court for
the relief prayed for in said complaint,
to-wit; For a dissolution of the mar
riage contract now existing between
plaintiff and defendant -
This summons is served upon you by
publication thereof for four consecu
tive weeks in the Athena Press by
order of Honorable James Alger Fee,
Judge of the above named court and
which said order was made and dated
the 23rd day of December, 1929, and
the date of the first publication of this
summons is the 27th day of Decem
I. M. Schannep, Attorney for plain
tiff, Postoffice address: Pendleton
NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of The First National
Bank of Athena, Oregon, for the
election of directors for the ensuing
year and for the transaction of such
other business as may lawfully come
before it, will be held in its office in
Athena, Oregon on Tuesday, January
14, 1930, at the hour of two o'clock
p. m. Dated, December 10, 1929,
D13 J10 F. S. LeGROW, Cashier.
(Equity No. 4807)
In the Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
Frank L. Silvers, Plaintiff, vs. Edith
T. Silvers, Defendent.
To Edith T. Silvers, the above named
In the name of the State of Oregon:
You are hereby required to appear
, NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of John
A. Keller, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons whom it may concern:
That Florence N. Keller, executrix
of the last will and testament of John
A. Keller, deceased, has filed her final
account and report in the administra
tion of the estate; that the County
Judge, by order duly made and enter
ed, has appointed Monday the 13th
day of January, 1930, at ten o'clock
in the forenoon as the time and the
County Court House at Pendleton,
Oregon, as the place where all ob
jections and exceptions to said final
account and report will be heard and
a settlement of the estate made.
Dated this 13th day of December,
FLORENCE N. KELLER, Executrix
Peterson & Lewis, Attorneys for
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. We write it and service 6ur
policies throughout the policy year.
Insurance plus service.
B. B. RICHARDS.
Tum-A-Lum Tickler '
Published in the intesesta of the people of Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Athena, Oregon, December 27, 1929
. If it wasn't for the
trade you folks give us
we couldn't continue in
business, that's all. You
just bet we are mighty
thankful for your pat
ronage during 1929.
. To make our business
of even greater value
and service to you in
dividually and to the
community at large is
going to be our guiding
principle again in 1930.
The past year may
have brought its disap
pointment and troubles
but let's not carry them
over Into this year for
we probably will get
some nice ones without
even looking for them.
A NEW YEAR! Say,
folks, if we had a mo
nopoly on happiness and
prosperity we would
certainly pour out a
mighty generous share
for you in 1930.
WE COULD DO
The man in the office
could do without one
meal a day, but he would
not like it The man on
the farm could get along
without a seed drill or
corn planter, he could do
his planting by hand.
And a woman could get
along without many
labor saving convenien
ces in her kitchen. We
men folks never hesi
tate to buy equipment
that will save time and
work. Why shouldn't
we be as considerate of
our wives as we are of
ourselves.' : A built-in
kitchen cabinet, new
floors and a coat or two
of fresh bright paint bn
the woodwork is what
she wants and vrg hae
Be careful of too many
New Year resolutions.
The man getting his
hair cut noticed that the
barber's dog had his
eyes fixed on his master
"Nice dog," said the
customer. "He seems
very fond of watching
you cut hair."
"Tain't that," said the
barber. You see, some
tfnies I makes a mis
take an' snips off a piece
of a customer's ear.H
EULGORE CAFE .
Special Prices on Special
for School Children
Gerald Kilgore, Proprietor - - Athena, Oregon
Bring in; Your Bent
and Sprang Axles ;
THIS SHOP IS EQUIPPED
WITH -AN AXLE GAGUE
TO STRAIGHTEN AXLES
Acetylene Welding and Black
, C. M. Jones Blacksmith Shop
The Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
: Good Meals
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Gives
"7 to Home Patrons '
Corner Main and Third
Main St. H. H. HILL Athena
Bell & Gray
Phone 593 '
Always At Your Service
City and Country
Twin City Cleaners
The firm that does your work as you want it done, at the
Consistent with expert workmanship. We call for and deliver on
Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
We are represented in Athena by Penn Harris
T. E. Smith, Prop. Freewater, Oregon
Farmers Grain Elevator
Grian and Feed
A Full Line of Sperry's Chick Feed
-Phone 382 . LEE WILSON, M'gr. .
It Pays to Look Well!
To look well you should keep your hair properly cut your lace
shaved and massaged In fact everything in the Barber line.
Come in and see Herb Parker and me.
Penn Harris Barber Shop
Agency for Troy Laundry and Twin City Sanitary Cleaners.
Phone 683. , .
Reduction In Electric
The following reduction in Electric light rates wiD
be in effect on and after March 15, 1929:;
: Residential Rates ,
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. ,
; Commercial Rates
First lOO.KWH used per month ....10c per KWH
Next 200...,... .........;................ ....... ...7c per KWH
Next 300. .6c per KWH
Next 400.....:......................... .....5c per KWH
Next 1000.....1 ......:....................:. .i4c per KWH
Excess over 2000.........................:......l:..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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Walla Walla General Hospital
A modern non sectarian fifty bed hospital, with
all up to date modern hospital facilities for the care
of patients. - . ...
X-Rav and bacteriological labortories, washed air
Only graduate nurses are employed and their ser
vices are included at the regular rates which are
$3.50 to $6.00
Special nurses extra. Your interest and patronage
is solicited. Phone 480.