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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, JANUARY 17, 1930
N INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
: F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
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Athena, ' Oregon, January 17, 1930
With high prices for hay and mill
feed prevailing the butterf at and
milk products market is on the de
cline. , Cause and effect is noticable
particularly at this season of ' the
year, when butterfat should be mark
eted at the higher price level, but the
reverse is staring the farm dairy
man in the face and his "cream
check" is not what it used to be. But
terfat is now at its lowest price in
years and one of the principal causes
is laid to the fact that the use of but
ter substitutes is said to have in
creased 30 per cent in the past year.
A Hermiston writer is authority for
the statement that' dairymen of the
project are themselves the largest
buyers of butter substitutes in that
district. At Kennewick , the com
mercial association and grange or
ganizations will put on an education
al campaign against oleomargerine
- and other butter substitutes and
Washington state farm organizations
will be asked to join in united action,
. -o .
. The Gresham Outlook, noting the
extensive operations of thieves go
ing about the country and stealing
from the farms, barn-yards and poul
try houses, suggests that some kind
" of organization should be formed
among the farmers for their mutual
protection from such depredations,
which are carried on by the use of
automobiles andtrucks. The Out
look gives an idea of the experience
in its neighborhood and similar con
ditions exist in many places. It says:
"If these conditions were confined to
a small area or could be segregated
the situation would be bad enough,
but it is spreading with the speed of
a contagious disease. Instances have
been brought to the Outlook's at
tention where thieves have visited a
farmyard three times within a period
of three weeks. Other farmers
pocket their losses and say nothing,
in the belief that publicity helps the
thief rather than the farmer."
The county court has been asked
for aid by the water users of the Lit
tle Walla Walla river in the con
struction of a headgate to control
floods caused by the river freezing
from the bottom, and thus causing
the stream to overflow, and flood
agricultural and fruit lands in the
vicinity of Milton-Freewater. It
would seem that the waterusers are
within their rights in requesting as
sistance, for any river that scoffs at
nature's law, should be controlled.
With three persons dead in this
country of "parrot fever" and the
reappearance after many years of
the disease in Europe, health author
ities are besieged with inquiries con
cerning the disease. Owners of par
rots have been advised that the dis
ease is not communicable except by
direct contact with an infected bird.
So far as we know, there is not a
single parrot in Athena, so all is
hotsytotsy here so far as psittacosis
The Manufacturer and Industrial
News believes one of the moBt absurd
(statements ever made is that utilities
purchase advertising in newspapers
in order to influence editoriul opinion.
Such an attitude is a grave reflection
on every American editor. And it is
likewise a serious criticism, unfound
ed in fact, of the great utilities
which have made every effort to aid
the industrial, agricultural and do
mestic progress of the nation.
J. A. Hanson of Corvallis, suc
knows his chickens. For the second
time his strain of White Leghorns
have captured the national egg-laying
contest. His pen of ten chickens
took the 1920 contest with the record
of 2989 eggs, winning by a margin.
All hens he started in the contest
finished and seven , of his hens laid
800 eggs or more during the 364
We take the statement of the law
enforcement body that it lacks
modern weapons of enforcement at
its full value, when we read that no
less than thirteen coast guardsmen
have been convicted of being intoxi
cated nvhile on duty. New London,
Conn., was the scene of a coast
guard drinking jamboree after the
seizure of a rumrunner.
Taking of the 1930 census will not
Btop at the mere enumeration of in
dividuals but when the census taker
gets through with you, your Uncle
Sam will know all about you
toil, spin, or what not; whether you
own your home, and how many acres
of land belongs to you, etc., etc., etc.
-'O' " '
An outspoken young woman who is
yublteity aent for tfrt : United
States Sugar association, charged
the senate lobby committee with
playing politics in its investigation
of Cuban sugar interests, and it took
two hours of the senate's time to
calm the oratorical battle she pre
cipitated. Just see what one little
woman can do!
The Fox film and theatre organiza
tion, a going concern with some
thing like $90,000,000 involved, will
probably go into the hands of a re
ceiver as a result of the recent
stockmarket "bust." Fox has revo
lutionized the amusement game and
deserves to win.
To Senator McNary falls the honor
of being the senate's floor leader, due
in great measure to his successful
efforts in working out a complex or
ganization program which composed
the sharp difference among the in
dependents, the "young guard" and
' ' " o .
The fourth wife of a New Yorker
was recently declared by the courts
to be the lawful widow of her deceas
ed husband, and inherited his estate.
No mention is made of the legal fight
put up by the other three surviving
England puts her best foot forward
with the proposal to reduce . her
cruiser power from seventy to fifty.
Of course she will insist that other
naval powers meet the cut proportionately.
With two inches of snow and tern
perature around 25 above, Portland
crowed over her winter weather last
week. It surely beats the band how
little it takes to satisfy some people
It may be cold and blustry at
times in La Grande, but the old town
has two sawmills running full blast
and her building activities planned
for 1930, total $415,000.
Midwest and far west sheathed in
ice, while the south is fighting river
floods, is indicative of varied winter
weather conditions on the American
Three husky bozos have already
tucked the new year record for climb
ing Mount Hood under, their belts.
And welcome they are to it
' o -
When it comes to cold weather, we
"ain't seen nothin' yet." Eastern
Montana has had to dress for 38 be
((c), m, Western Newspaper Union.)
Say not the days are evil who's
And fold the hands and acquiesce
Stand up, speak out and bravely,
In God's name. .
RECIPES FROM NEAR EAST
It Is Interesting to note the food
entcn by our foreign friends. The fol
lowing are n few
of their dishes:
Pilaf. Put one
half pound of lamb
or mutt.n cut into
smnll pieces in a
casserole In layers
with two cupfuls
of cracked wheat
or rice, seasoning
with Bait nnd pep
per and adding one-half cupful of to
mato. Add three cnpfuls of water and
cook In a moderate. oven until all la
well cooked. Add more water If need
ed. Ilnke In a moderate oven well
i Chick Peas With Lamb. Take two
cupfuls of chick peas, soak over night
In cold water. Cut one-half pound of
mutton tuto pieces nnd brown In Its
own fat with two thinly sliced onions.
Add tho peas will) the three cupfula
of woter, season with salt and pepper
and simmer until tender.
Vegetable, Oriental Style. Chop
two onions not too fine nnd fry In
three tahlcspoonfuls of fut until a
light brown. Add three pounds of tur
nips cut into wnlnut sized pieces, one
enrrot sliced, and a bunch of parsley
finely minced. Sanson with salt nnd
pepper and ndd one cupful of stock.
Cook until tender.
Imrik Pudding Melt three table
Bpoonfuls of butter In a saucepan and
blond ono cupful of cream of wheat
with It gradually, stirring until It Is a
llulit brown. Add one cupful of boiling
woter, one cupful of sugar and con
I time stirring until thick nnd smooth,
finish cooking over hot water tn a
'louhle holler. Serve hot.
Kasha With Stewed Fruit. Tnke
no pound of whole buckwheat, wash
mil cook In three cnpfuls of salted
lulling witter. Stir until It begUa
'o thicken, then bake In a moderate
ven until quite lender, , Serve with
ne-hulf pound or more of stewed
ii led apricots sweetened with corn
imp. Butter may be added, using
me-fourth to one-half cupful to make
richer dish. If buckwheat la not
ovnllnble use whole wheat, barley,
brown rice or cracked oats.
(By E. E. Coad, Supt )
The Pope says the church stands
first, the .family . second, and the
state third in control of education.
The Oregon state teachers association
resolved that there should be a man
datory centralization and control of
education in the hands of the state
board of education. Here we have two
extremes of thought. 1 v..
We do not have much in common
with the Old World ideals in educa
tion, war, religion, or much else.
Neither have we much use for ex
treme ideas on concentration and
centralization of power in bureau
cratic hands. Especially when it
comes to education.
There is a concerted effort emanat
ing from some source or the other
that would place more and more
power in the hands of centralized
educational authority. This group
has worked for years to bring about
the creation of a department of edu
cation with a political member of the
President's cabinet at the head of
this department. A great many peo
ple have fallen for this suggestion
without thinking it through to a con
clusion. Dr. Wilbur, former president
of Stanford university and a mem
ber of President Hoover's cabinet, has
expressed his forceful objection to
this idea. Dp. Cooper, the Commis
sioner of education, has also indica
ted what may be expected from a
political control of educational policy.
But this same force that has been
so active in bringing about this po
litical centralization of authority in
education is also the influence back
of the centralization of state author
ity in education. Political control
of education in Chicago has resulted
in choas and inefficiency. Now the
schools are declared bankrupt in that
great city and may soon be closed,
if news reports are reliable. It is.
known that the schools there are in
a bad way.
In Seattle, Supt. Cole is directing
the fight against the organization of
the teachers m a union affiliation with
the American federation of labor.
The point I wish to make is that
we have two conflicting views at war.
One is the traditional viewpoint of
our colonial ancestors and the one
upon , which our educational system
has been developed. The other is the
traditional Old world viewpoint of
consolidation and bureaucratic control
of education and the elimination of
the democratic unit of control.
Personally, I have never yet seen
an efficient school that was doing out
standing work that was not the cre
ation of the community in which it
existed. Such schools are not the
creation of outside authority. A
school is a vital, living, human ere
ation and must breathe the life in
terest and ideals of the community
where it is located. Many schools
are too small' and many units could
be consolidated for efficiency. But
the limit is the physical limit which
circumscribes that personal and
vital interest necessary for a good
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
On account of the severe weather
for a few weeks the Bible school and
the morning services will assemble in
the basement, which will be much
easier to heat than the large audi
torium. Class teoms will be used as
Instead of the usual evening ser
vices, Mr. Sias is conducting a class
in the study of the New Testament
Apostolic church, using the book of
Acts as a text book. This being the
divinely authorized history of those
events, it is naturally causing con
siderable interest, twenty-five being
in attendance last Sunday night at
7:30. Visitors are welcome, and others
are asked to join in this most im
portant study. This class, and . the
young people in their service, as
semble in thai church parlor.
, Dorothy Burke was a guest at the
Lee Wilson home Saturday night
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provement, and satisfy you complete
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Wheat Alfalfa and
SHEEP FOR SALE
L. L. Montague, Arlington
23 Years Ago
Friday, January 18,1907
Quarantine restrictions have been
raised in Athena and public gather
ings may take place.
;The little son of Mr, and Mrs. W.
O. Read, of Adams, has been serious
ly ill, but is now recovering.
Mrs. Ann Kirk and her daughter,
Miss Anna Kirk, left Portland some
time ago, and will spend the remain
der of the winter in California.
J. E. Cherry, a prominent citizen of
Milton and erstwhile landlord of the
Golden Rule hotel in Pendleton, will
join M. W. Smith in canvassing this
vicinity this week in the interests of
his life insurance company.
The tax levy for Umatilla" county
has been fixed at 22 mills, 2 mills
higher than the levy last year, the
increase being due to the fact that
the amount of state taxes apportion
ed to this county is $20,000 greater
this year than last.
For the first time this winter, ther
mometers in Athena registered below
the zero mark Sunday night. The
mercury dropped two degrees below
at 11 o'clock Sunday night and at the
same hour last night it hovered 3 de
grees below, reports Uncle John Cal
ender, of the St. Nichols hotel.
Mrs. O. C. Beck, Sr., arrived yes
terday on the W. & C. R. train from
Eltopia, Wash., where the family are
now living on their homestead. Mrs.
Beck reports the Franklin county
people doing well. Mr. Beck, who
has been a sufferer from rheumatism
this winter, is somewhat improved.
At 9 o'clock yesterday morning an
alarm brought out the fire depart
ment and a run was made to the
corner of Fourth and Adams streets.
A small blaze was started in the din
ing room of the Jacobs cottage, oc
cupied by James Henderson, by a flue
burning out. Aside from charring
the wall paper, and a wet carpet, but
little damage resulted.
The recently elected city officials
of Helix were sworn into office
Wednesday evening of last week. The
outgoing mayor, "Cap" Isaacs, who
has held office since the town was in
corporated, was . presented with a
gold chain and locket as a testimonial
of regard which Helix citizens have
for him. The Herald says for once
the captain could not say anything.
Driven to desperation by the fuel
famine, the citizens of Adams, head
ed by the mayor, held up the mixed
train bound for Walla Walla, Tues
day evening and forcibly compelled
the train crew to set out a car of
coal. This is the first carload of coal
Adams has had this winter. The fuel
was trucked f rqm the car. and proper
ly weighed and' payment will be made
for it. .
Clarence Zerba, who ' is attending
the Normal school at Weston, has re
covered from a slight attack of ill
ness. . -
Miss Delia Danner went to Pendle
ton the first of the week, and will at
tend the school in that city for the
remainder of the term.
Miss Kittie Eharp came over from
the Normal . school at Weston
Wednesday evening and attended the
Foss party. r
Mrs. John Wright left Tuesday for
Corvallis to attend her son Richard,
who was taken ill with pneumonia
soon after returning to the O. A. C,
after spending -the holidays with his
parents here. .
Wednesday night a - large party of
Weston Normalites were out in a
bobsled and made the welkin ring
with merry college songs and yell as
they passed through the city.
(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
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, ta said court for
the relief prayed for in said complaint,
to-wit: For a dissolution pt 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
ber, 1929. '
I. M. Schannep, Attorney for plain
tiff, "Postoffice address: Pendleton
1295.00 Edison Phonograph for
$18.50. Pendleton Music House. .
J Wanted A. Harris Combine 26x
36i in fair condition. Box 53, Wil
bur, Wash. .-'
Brunswick-Columbia ; and ' . Edison
Records while they last, 3 for $1.00.
Pendleton Music House. -
Hot Tamales Mrs. Mack's Hot
Tamales can be had at McFadden's
Pharmacy. Mrs.i Fred McConley,
Good Bargain In Used 'Piano. See
Pendleton Music House. . s
INSURANCE PLUS j
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 our
policies throughout the policy year.
Insurance plus service.
B. B. RICHARDS. :
Published in the intesests of the people of Athena and vicinity by
, THE TUM-A-LU M LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Athena, Oregon, January 17,1930
N o. 3
Don't laugh when you
see a man walking
down the street talking
to himself. He may be
in a conference.
If you think it is al
right to spank the kids,
why do you feel asham
ed when the neighbors
You insure your cur
against a good many
things but what about
don't sell it but we do
a good garage. A
$100 or $150 garage
should easily last
twenty years an an
nual rate of $5.00 or
$7.50 per annum. Come
in and let us explain
this policy to -you;
It the , fisherman
catches you kissing his
wife - be nonchalant,
smoke a herring
Good-bye Dr. ', Rice
Athena's loss is Pendle
ton's gain. Good luck.
We knew that Califor
nia weather was too
good to last Now that
Winter is really here
are you keeping , the
coal bin full? A short
age now would be un
comfortable. . Pomea
Here are your winter
Wood and Coal
So you don't freeze,
We have that heat and
Retreat ' -Heat.
For every perfectly
simple girl . there is a
simply perfect one.
, . .
It is perfectly simple
(to buy good - material
from us, Drop . in; and
talk things over with
his any time. I , .
Then there was the
Scotchman that - offered
a thousand dollars to
(the man that would
make him a millionaire.
Weather for Athena
and vicinity. Worse - if
no change comes for
Why not spend tnt
evening by the fire
reading our new plan
books. We would be
glad to bring you one.
Special Prices on Special
for School Children
Gerald Kilgore, Proprietor , - - Athena, Oregon
Bring in! Your Bent
and Sprung Axles
THIS SHOP IS EQUIPPED
WITH AN AXLE GAGUE
TO STRAIGHTEN AXLES ,
Acetylene Welding and Black
C. M. Jones Blacksmith Shop
km tm nm am im i,w jm ra wu mi mi am btj
The Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME. Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
- Good Meala
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrona
Corner Main and Third
Main' St H.'H. HILL . Athena
Bell & Gray s
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
Phone 583 :
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 face
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 583. .
Reduction In Electric
The following reduction in Electric light rates will
be in effect on and after March 15, 1929:
" Residential Rates '
First 30 KWH hours used, per month..10e 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. , : '
Preston-Shaffer Milling Company
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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
X-Kav 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.