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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, FEBRUARY 7, 1930
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Athena, Oregon, February 7, 1930
Clark Wood Says
' "The senior Rockefeller be- J
stowed his customary fargesse J
t the other day upon Harry ,
' Lauder and his relatives. A good J
dime was had by each and all."
LIVING UP TO AN IDEAL
From time to time the efficiency
with which the Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph company, as one of the
public utilities is serving its public,
has been noted in these eolumns.
This further testimonial is excerpted
from the Manufacturer and Indus
"The telephone industry has made
an amazing record in improving and
broadening its service to the public
and at the same time lowering rate
Within three years four major re
ductions have been made in long dis
tance rates which are saving the pub
lie almost $15,000,000 annually. The
last of these reductions went into cf
feet January first. Thus the industry
lives up to its motto: To provide the
best possible service at the lowest
possible cost. Today we can talk to
almost any great country in the
world. Long distance calls from one
corner of the United States to an
other are commonplace. In a frac
tion of a second a voice is carried
thousands of miles, unaffected by any
physical obstacle. The telephone
has made social and diplomatic, as
well as industrial history.
Reading of the Gould party open
ing the cairn erected by Amundsen
on Mt. Betty in the Antarctic, and
the reverence with which they did it,
brings reflection that in the whole of
Antarctica there is no spot or moun
tain pinnacle named for the great
Norwegian explorer the man who
performed one of the greatest feats
in all history the first human be
ing to reach the-south pole. Amund
sen surmounted obstacles of hardship
and privation such as only were ex
perienced by Greeley, Perry and
Scott, in his pumtiit of data for
science, and it seems to us there
should be room somewhere in tho
icy wastes of Antarctica which he
traversed, to perpetuate bis name
along with the others.
A warning against over-production
of dairy products and an injunction
to farmers to use their own butter
and other dairy . products in their
homes are contained in a resolution
adopted by the dairy advisory com
mittee and approved by the Federal
Farm Board. Another resolution
cautions dairy farmers to beware of
promotional schemes for construction
of physical facilities. The chamber
of commerce of Baker has started a
campaign against the use of butter
substitutes. Baker county produced
a million dollars worth of butter last
year, and with the slump in prices
of butter fat and butter, producers
will suffer big loss unless consump
tion is boosted. ' '
Various Oregon state activities
Will have required the expenditure of
approximately $53,000,000 in 1929
and 1930, according to tho report of
Sam Kozer, state budget director. Of
this amount, there will be disbursed
under authorization of direct ap
pointees of the governor about $10,
f.00,000. Thus it is shown that much
(Upends on the Bngacity of tho gov
ernor in selecting his subordinates
Of the total expenditures mentioned
above, $23,000,000 will be spent by
the state highway commission.
We are in favor of letting "Old
Man Oregon" repose just as he was
Intended to exemplify the spirit of
this grand old state. We'd not change
a hair of his head nor a wrinkle in
liis kindly old face. And further, if
any newspaper thinks it can sprout
a better, a more fitting emblematic
pictorial spirit of the state than the
Portland Oregonain created when
we'una were in knee pants, why, let
'm hop to it.
New implements to take the place
of plows are being demonstrated,
but the Oregon experiment station
fives warning to farmers that it
has yet to test the implements before
recommending their purchase and use
on the farm. These new tillage im
plements are being introduced with
the view to elimination of plowing
as now practiced in seed bed pre
paration. o .
John W. Kelly, political writer for
the Morning Oregonian says that
doctors control the candidacy of Tom
Kay for governor that is, if, after
they have given him physical ex
amination and find him fit, he will
announce his candidacy. Tom has
been in office a long time and by
force of desire, wants to remain long
er; : ,y y. ?
With half of Detroit's 1,500,000
population, living as they do on the
Canadian border, holding "wet"
views, and election 'Vet representa
tives to Congress, an ex-mayor of
that city is of the opinion that pro
hibition cannot be effectively enforc
ed in America's automobile manu
facturing center at this time.
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Opinion seems to be centering on
financial responsibility loss . rather
than compulsory automobile insur
ance to promote care among motor
ists and reduce the number of acci
dents on highways. There is no
doubt that touching the average
pocketbook usually involves salient
To facilitate agreement in the
naval parley at London, England ha?
offered to scrap a couple of "paper
ships." That's nothing. When it
comes to the showdown,' Stimson
went into the conference with blue
prints of fifteen cruisers tucked away
in his "inside pocket, dm't you
Only an incident in Chicago. A big
car jammed traffic at a street inter
section. Investigation revealed one
of the city's beer runner chiefs slump
ed in death over the steering wheel,
his body perforated with bullets.
Now police are hunting for two men
who left the car in the jam.
California is again facing the age
old problem, that of the races. This
time it is the Filipinos who have in
vited violence and hatred by their
presuming to qualify for racial
equality, and competitive labor, performance.
The deadly "22" again! But this
time in the cool nerved hand of one
Bert Ragon of Carson, Wash., who
brought to bag a big cougar. .
If a law must needs be 100 per
cent popular to be reasonably en
forced, then what is 100 per cent
Wets and drys are putting on the
annual show in Congress; national
taxes are paying for it.
The slogan of Tillamook county is
"Home of Cheese, Trees and Ocean
i. 1929, Western Newspaper Uulon.)
'There It no 'age limit.' Many
people do not 'loam how to live
until they have pa seed fifty. Glad
stone, at ilBhty-slx, waa brilliant.
Goethe, at eighty-four, found his
life full of Interest. You are
never old until you think you are."
Here Is a griddle coke which will
please the most fastidious:
' Marmalade O rid die
Cakes. Mix and sift two
cupfuls of flour with one
tablespoonful of baking
powder and one teaspoon
ful of snlt. Add one
hen ton nr-f film nnd one.
,mlf cupfuls of milk, beut
fezr-SS thoroughly and add three
tnblespoonfuls of melted
butter. Drop by large
; spoonfuls on a hot
greased griddle.' When puffed full of
bubbles and brown around the edge,
turn and brown on the other side.
Spread each enke with orange mar
malade nnd roll up like jelly rolls.
Sprinkle with sugar and serve at
. Orana Omelet Separate the yolks
and whites of six eggs. Beat sep
arately. Mix two tablespoonfuls of
powdered sugar, one-fourth teaspoon
ful of salt, one-half tablespoonful of
cornstarch, two teaspoonfuls of lemon
Juice nnd one-half cupful of orange
Juice. Beat the egg yolks and add to
this mixture. Beat the egg whites
until stiff and fold In. then turn Into
a hot, well buttered omelet pan and
cook as usual. Serve garnished with
sliced oranges sprinkled with sugar.
Galatine. Put one pound of round
steak through the meat chopper, add
one pound of uncooked ham, two
beaten eggs, one and one-half cupfuls
of bread crumbs, one-fourth teaspoon
ful each of gruted nutmeg and pep
per, one teaspoonful of salt, the Juice
of a lemon and the grated rind. Mix
and pack into a buttered mold; steam
for four hours. Servo cold, sliced
very tine. r ;
A Seasonable Drink. Take two cup
fuls of sugar, udd two cupfuls of boil
ing water, six whole cloves, two pieces
of stick cinnamon,. three allspice ber
ries, one tablespoon ful of chopped
Canton ginger, the Juice of five
oranges, four lemons und two cupfuls
of elder. Make n sirup of the sugar
and water. Add the spices nnd ginger
and stand covered one hour. Strain
nnd add the fruit Juices nnd cider,
bring to a quick boil nnd serve hot.
This serves twelve. ,
(By E. E. Coad, Supt.)
One of the most perplexing things
in relation to school work arises
from questions about property
rights. 'In every school there are
pupils who have no regard for the
property rights of other people.- If
they, need to use a pencil or pen, the
nearest one at hand is theirs to use.
It does not matter whether the own
er, objects or not.. They never even
think enough about his rights to in
quire.' , -i
If such a pupil needs a book to use
and his own is not at hand, the
neighbor's book will do just as well.
If he forgot and left his book at
Home, he borrows another book in
the absence of the owner of it and
leaves the owner to his own devices.
If called to task about it he puts on
an injured air and feels terribly
Habits concerning the property
rights of others are fixed quite early
in life. Such things are not instinc
tive, for the individual ownership of
property is an artificial thin?. Re
spect for the rights of others must be
taught. But often a child comes to
school with the idea that the oidy
thing wrong about using the belong
ings of another without the owner's
permission is being caugl.t in the act.
His habits have been developed in
the wrong way.
In some instances nothing but ex
treme severity will suffice to over
come the habit. Some respond to
reason and a clear enunciation of the
rights of the individual to property.
Others respond to nothing except
compulsion. Habits based upon sel
fish gratification are exceptionally
hard to break up or replace with
others as well as our own rights. .
I recall talking to the father of a
certain boy who had shown gross
carelessness concerning the rights of
others in property. He was inclined
to make light of the matter. "Boys
will be boys," he said, and that sore
of thing. But I tried to impress up
on him the fact that the boy's at
titude was fast developing into such
a disregard for the rights of others
that it might soon be a serious mat
ter. But he merely laughed at the
A few months later the boy want
ed to use the family car for some
evening jaunt or other but the father
refused. So the boy broke into a
neighbor's garage the neighbor be
ing absent from town picked up a
couple of companions and ended up
by wrecking the car completely. The
owner of the wrecked car traced the
responsibility but had to bring suit
to collect the value of the car from
the father of the boy. By that time
he was so incensed that he filed a
criminal complaint with the district
attorney. The grand jury brought
in an indictment and the boy was
sentenced to one year in tho peni
tentiary. Later, at the suggestion of
the owner of the wrecked car, the
boy was paroled to his father after
he had demonstrated that he had
learned his lesson. In fact the father
learned as much as the boy did.
School District Number 2
Goth and Vuigoths
The Goths divided themselves into
two great groups the Visigoths
(Eastern Goths) and the Ostrogoths
(Western Goths). The former lived on
the slopes of the Carpathians, In Da
cla, and the latter dwelt on the shores
of the Black sea. "Their separation
became complete when, after conflicts
with Constantino (13111), who imposed
peace upon them, and with Vulens,
whom they subdued, the terrible Huns
made a successful Irruption among
them and completely crushed their em
pire.'! The Goths were a powerful Teu
tonic people. They were totally unlike
the Romans In many respects. The
Visigoths gradually became absorbed
In the Latin peoples of Spain nnd
Lnnguedoc. The Ostrogoths finally
became absorbed In the Tartar race.
; Widow Surely in Luck
A story from I'ittsburgh's "Wall
Street" concerns a woman who en
terud a broker's office and timidly
pushed a paper-across the counter of
tho cashier's window nnd asked If It
waa worth anything. The cushler ex
amined (lie paper nnd said It was. It
was a certificate for a share of radio
stock, nnd worth, according to the
quotations of the day, SIKm. She was
overjoyed. It developed that she wus
a widow nnd had' found the impel
among her husband's effects. Not
knowing whether or not It was of any
value, but facing destitution, she de
olded to take It to a broker. Tin so
Rind." she told the cashier, "bemuse'
there are twenty more at home." ;
School News ": :'.
In studying the various -birthdays
that occur in this month, a certain
third grader would like to know how
important you would have to be to
get your birthday on the Calendar in
red letters. '.
John Robert Stewart returned to
school Monday after a month's
absence from school
The pupils of this school assisted
in the program given at the reception
for Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFadden at
the Baptist church.
The pupils have organized a study
club which meets every Friday. The
purpose is to give talks about im
portant topics and prominent citizens.
Rachel Smith spent Monday night
at the Roy Cannon home and Tuesday
night with Jewell Pinkerton.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Zerba spent
Tuesday in Walla Walla,
Pine Scales 13,500 Feet
A huge pine tree which, according
to a count of its growth rings, push
ed its way above the Deschutes soil
in 1280, was cut recently in the Fort
Rock country and hauled into Bend
for milling. The big pine scaled 13,
500 feet, not counting the wood in
its massive limbs. The 32-foot log cut
from the tree were so big that two
tractors were required to haul them
from the woods to the logging train.
The pine was still growing, but had
reached maturity hundreds of years
Conner, State Secretary
Athena members of the Pendleton
Eagles Lodge, are pleased to learn
of the appointment of Lyle Conner,
Past President . of the Pendleton
Lodge to the post of state secretary
for the Oregon Aerie of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles.
Wheat Alfalfa and
SHEEP FOR SALE
L. L. Montague, Arlington
CHURCH OF CHRIST
"The Test of Discipleship,' (Acts,
4:13) will be Mr. Sias theme Sun
day morning. The male quartette
will sing again: this feature is con
sidered worth the effort to attend.
The Bible study class at 7:30 is
manifesting a keen interest. Bible
school at 10:00, and young people's
meeting at 6:30. A welcome to all.
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. RICHARPS.
23 Years Ago
Friday, ' Febroary 8, 1907
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Otis White
man, February 3, 1907, a son.
Owing to - illness, Miss - Fannie
Tharp was unable to be at her desk
in the telephone office yesterday.
Since the railroads have been tied
up by washouts, Athena Liverymen
have been busy transporting travel
ers between this city, Pendleton and
Walla Walla. '..'':.
Dean Dudley, Allen Bell and Frank
Sanders, young men who have been
attending the business college in
Portland, arrived home Saturday,
having driven up from Pendleton. All
three have completed their course ?
J. W. Wilcoxin, who was here in
1888, when Athena was Centerville,
is in town representing the Daniel
Best Manufacturing company. Mr.
Wilcoxin opened a branch agricul
tural implement house here for
Knapp Burrell & Co., in 1888. :
- The young friends of Miss Hattie
Pinkerton enjoyed a merry, party last
evening at the home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Pinkerton, near
tnwn. The occasion was the young
lady's 13th . birthday. Sleighing was
good and a large crowd was present.
-; One lady who passed through Athe
na durinir the snowbound period, re
lated a very disagreeable experience.
Leaving Seattle Wednesday,, in re
sponse toa telegram announcing the
illness of her mother in Pendleton,
she encountered nothing but trouble
nil the WAV. The train was snow
bound and wrecked, and she stated
that the last she saw of her, trunks
they were piled high in a snowdrift.
Sei-urinc a team at Walla Walla she
drove through to Pendleton Sunday.
An incident of the Hood or last wee
rnmps from Bert Warren's home be
low town. The water filled evrything
on the ranch, , including the wen.
Rats in large numbers were driven
from their hiding places and floated
about in the water. Bert was in
dustriously occupied in their destruc
tion, when he haDcened to think of
his hogs which were swimming to
and fro in the pen. xne poricers were
liherated and olaced in the barn.
where the water was not so deep.
Frank Swaggart has resumed nis
studies at the Normal. ". : !
Will M. Peterson and Cass Cannon
drove down to Pendleton yesterday.
Mrs. C. A. Barrett is t waiting for
the first train to Portland, when she
will join her husband, who is in at
tendance npon the legislative session.
Next Sunday, Feb. 10th in Spokane,
will occur the wedding of Miss Carrie
Bloch, formerly of Athena, to Mr.
Henry Dannheisser, a merchant of
Kalispel, Montana., . ' '
David Williams and family are pre
paring to move to Alberta, where Mr.
Williams will farm his extensive land
holdings. They will take their depar
ture soon alter Marcn 1st, mucn to
the regret of their many friends here.
An cm 9 Gillis and son Ralnh. who
have been spending the winter at Mr.
Gillis' boyhood home m rrince Ed
ward's Island, are -exnected home
sometime during the present month.
During his absence, Mr. Gillis has
greatly improved in health.
Published in the intesests of the people of Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LU M LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Athena, Oregon, February, 7, 1930
There is an old saying
that a silk, purse can't
be made from a sow's
ear, but they certainly
build fine Stadiums by
kicking her hide around
A. M. Johnson, Editor.
Up in " Walla Walla
they have a stadium
built of Tum-A-Lum
cement and it . sure is
nice. There are 1000
other uses for this con
crete on the farm and in
town. Come in and let
us show you some of
Little Mary on seeing
her first peacock ex
claimed, "Look, Auntie
one of your chickens is
Leon Miller ' and his
thawing machine did it
We advise that you
model the house,
roof the roof.
new your happi-
I pair everything. '
; I visit our office.
new our friendship
Poor fellow he has all
kinds of bad luck. Got
an auto and it blew up.
Got an airplane and it
Never mind Gerald
two summers with one
winter before us.
If any more towns get
in debt as badly as
Chicago, they will prob
ably call on the Farm
ers to give City Relief.
We might give them
a cow and two chickens
and let them raise their
The most unpleasant
place, to live is just be
yond your income. By
building a Tum-A-Lum
home you will get a
lifetime lease on hap
piness and will save
money instead of pay
ing rent. ,
Have you seen our Ce-
lotex ads in some of the
leading newspapers and
magazines? Look for
them in the Ladies
Home Journal, Satur
day Evening Post and
; '. ;. '
The patient about to
be operated on for the
eighth time asked the j
doctor'Say, , Doc why
don't you pet in a Zipper?"
St. Valentine's Day
February M :
We have a fine, varied stock of Valentines for you
to select from. Call and See them.
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
The Athena Hotel
: MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrons
. Corner Main and Third .
Main St. H. H. HILL Athena
Bell & Gray
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 face
shaved and massaged In fact everything in the Barber line.
Come in and see Herb Parker and me.
Penn Harris Barber Shop
t Agency for Troy Laundry and Twin City Sanitary Cleaners.
' Phone 683.
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 ... .3e per KWH
The above rates apply when bills are paid to 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.