The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, March 14, 1930, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
Subscription Rate.
One copy, one year 12.00
One copy, six months . $1.00
.One copy. three months... -
'Athena, Oregon,' March 14, ........1930
Clark Wood Says ; Jt'i
"We understand France to
J favor the reduction of arma-
ments with the exception of
J righting craft above, upon and
'under the sea."
"It is refreshing to see Portland's
mayor approach the conditions creat
ed by unemployment on a different
plane from that . used by other
mayors," comments the Portland
Journal. Continuing the Journal
says: . .
"It has been the habit in numerous
Instances for mayors to describe the
unemployed as "Reds," to talk of
defending their cities against the
menace of "Communism," and to
order police to disperse crowds who
were seeking employment. They have
in effect, charged nearly every man
who is out of a job with being a Bol
shevik and a menace to America,
though the most the men have done
is to ask for work in order that they
mieht live honestly. In several in
stances police brutality has been in
yoked against the unemployed.
"Mayor Baker, instead "of declar
ing war on the "Reds," has met with
Portland employers and business men
in an effort to find means of provid
ing more work. He is seeking to get
jobs for the jobless. He is trying to
relieve a serious situation by pro
viding work instead of calling out
nolice reserves.
"The mayor's plans may or may
not provide the necessary jobs, but
he is at least meeting the situation
by attempting to remove its cause
rather than by rattling the saort
and shoutine "Reds!" from the house-
tops at men who ask for nothing but
a chance to earn a living."
does not' always lead through beds of
roses nor is their bread always sop
ped in gravy. .Well, after one has
inspected John's illustrations in the
Old Gold cigarette ads, it is easy to
conclude that he knows whereof he
speaks. " "
Just listen to this " edict, coming
(mm fha "VihTi Eater's League of
Oregon," a new organization, ap
parently boosting for the commercial
fishinflr interests: "If in the event
any of the coast streams are closed
to commercial fishing, the league will
advocate use of state-owned traps in
all streams that are closed. These
traps will stop all of the fish and 30
per cent will be released for hatchery
and sporting purposes, the remaining
70 per cent will be sold to the highest
bidder. But this course would de
prive thousands of men from their
present legitimate employment, and
stop a large annual payroll, and is of
fered by the league only as a remedy
of last resort."
Perhaps the most unusual provision
ever contained "in the last will and
testament of a human being has come
to light in Boston. It is nothing
more or less than a command by the
testator that after death a portion of
his skin should be removed from his
. body and used to vblnd the cover of ft
book he had written. Whether or
not there was sufficient epidermis to
. 11 . . n
Dina more man one cuyy ui
author's works is not stated, but the
fact that but a single copy is known
to be in existence, would indicate
that the book is a whale of a big one
or the bindery ran out of binding material.
Charles Hall, republican candidate
for governor, ia making the person
nel and activities of the public ser
vice commission an issue in his cam
paign. Up to the minute, it appears
that Mr. Hall, vibrant and spon
taneous as he is, is experiencing no
difficulty in acquiring campaign Is
sues just so it is an issue, seems
to be ok with Mr. Hall. Being a
promoter of parts, it stands Mr. Hall
in hand to be able to promote issues
at thia time.
Uh-huh! Corvallis Chamber of Com
merce is going to stage a cowboy
breakfast, giving a bid to neighbors
to come to the auto park and join in.
There may be a cowboy or two down
in the college town who can flap a
flipjack in academic form, but if the
Chamber knows its pork-and, it will
slip Hank Collins and Bill Switzler
an S. O. S. With these two Round
up hombres on the job, things would
slide along yip-yip.
Will Rogers believes Hoover should
tmoke Coolidge out and see whether
he has designs on the presidency in
the next campaign by offering Cal
a job on the supreme court bench.
The mayor of Beverley Hills sizes
it up this way: If Coolidge accepts
he is off the presidential idea; if he
refuses he is on again.
o ...
John Held, Jr., is out with a some
what humorous announcement to the
ttffoct that the path of the rart'otmlst
With few railroads in - South
America, accidents are rare. But
when one does occur it is a real one.
The latest is reported from Rio de
Janeiro. , The brakes let loose on a
passenger train coming down a
mountain grade. The train bolted
the track on a curve and plunged 500
feet into a canyon. Thirty dead and
fifteen fatally injured were taken
from the wreck.
Speaking in the full knowledge of
parenthood, President Hoover told
the nation over the radio that the
boy with his sister is the most
precious possession of the American
home, and counseled that his leisure
time he employed to direct his in
terests to constructive joy instead of
destructive glee.
0 ' ' ' .
King George is in the stamp busi
ness. He recently gave $2000
for an Australian collection of rare
Commonwealth stamps to put away
in his scrap-book. Now that we know
the king's hobby, we can feel . as
though we've sorter got his num
ber. o -
Recently completing a study of the
psychology of clothing, Helen E.
Robson, assistant professor of tex
tiles and clothing at Washington
State college, declares "man is
naturally an unclothed animal." Dog
gone it. we've always thought so,
too. '"
Remodeling the House
Twenty-five years ago the Japanese
war craft under command of Admiral
Togo, smashed the Russian Baltic
fleet in battle in the Sea of Japan
And the land of cherry blossoms
remembers it and is going to hold a
national celebration on May 27.
It may be only a bluff, but anyway
France is holding up the disarma
ment parley program to the disap
pointment, the discouragement, the
dismay, the distrust, the distraction,
the disgust, and a few other dises of
; ; o-
"Doc" Cook is out again. With no
more poles to discover, he's headed
back to Texas; the place from
whence he came to Leavenworth
. 130, WMttrn Nawapaptr Union.)
"It li Indeed a divine capacity to
be able to take today and tomor
row for granted and let the day
after tomorrow be the day that
looks after Itself."
The fresh pink rhubarb is now at
Its best, tender, and delicious. Wash
and cut into half
inch slices with
out peeling. Put
Into a baking
dish, add sugar
to taste, a bit of
cinnamon, lemon
peel or nutmeg
and bit of but
ter, cover and bake until the sauce
la a deep red color.
Asparagus is another early spring
vegetable which Is so well liked.
Cooked, served with butter or creoin
well seasoned, on toast, there is no
more appetizing dish. With a golden
sauce, adding the beaten yolks of eggs
to a lightly thickened white sauce, it
may be served with the stalks uncut
and a spoonful of the rich sauce over
three or four for each serving. The
liquor in which the asparagus is
cooked should be used In the sauce,
as much of the valuable mineral con
tent Is dissolved in it from the vege-.
table while cooking.
Another more elaborate way of serv
ing the cooked stalks : cover with but
ter and sprinkle with grated cheese,
Pot under the gas flame to melt the
cheese and serve hot
Spinach Is so good, so wholesome and
essential for growing children, that if
It Is served, well seasoned, there will
be no reason for their not liking It, or
refusing to eat It We have all hod
spinach, served as a vegetable, Improp
ely drained and with absolutely no
seasoning except perhaps a bit of salt
that it Is small wonder that we cannot
train the youngsters to enjoy It
Chard, cowslip greens, dandelion,
and many of the weeds that come In
our gardens, like rag weed and. mua
ard, which If cooked with salt pork
or simply cooked until tender and sea
soned with plenty of butter or but
tered crumbs and pepper and salt
make appetizing food,
Salmon ts at its best In May. Whore
It Is obtained fresh from the water It
la very popular. Broil or boll It and
serve with mayonnaise and horserad
ish. To two tablespoon fuls of the
horseradish stir In one cupful of
mayonnaise dressing.
(By Tum-A-Lum Service)
Old homes have for many persons
a charm wholly lacking in a new
dwelling. It is the quality found only
in the dwelling through which the
breath of life has passed, one which
has sheltered ft generation or more
of people and been an intimate part
of their joys -and sorrows.
For this reason many persons are
reluctant to give up the old home for
a new one. Modern home designers,
though, appreciative of this inde
finable appeal that clings to old
homes, have devised ways of trans
forming old homes into beautiful
modern . dwellings and yet retaining
in them that which is an essential
part of their treasured charm.
These old homes can be given a
new roof, new siding, additional
rooms, an attractive porch and other
features which improve their appear
ance and value without detracting
from the qualities which may endear
them to the owners. Extensive im
provements can be made inside and
out without loss of the lived-in feel
ing of the old home.
This is true especially if the old
home is of wood. Because of the
flexibility of this kind of construction
any desired change in various parts
of the house may be made without
disturbing other parts. And the new
may be joined to the old so smoothly
that when the whole is painted there
will be no indication of where the
change was made.
The exterior appearance of the
man's home conveys as much of his
pride, personality and prosperity as
do the hats, clothing and shoes he
wears and the car he drives.
Many persons who give close at
tention to their clothes, and would
not consider for a minute dressing
after the mode of 20 years ago, live
in homes built even more than a
score of years ago. This is not by
preference, doubtless, but rather be
cause they feel unable to go to the
expense of building a new home and
do not realize that for a comparative
ly Bmall expenditure they can have
their homes completely modernized
and beautified.
Most of the lumber in old houses
is as sound as the day it was install
ed. Much of it, in fact, will be found
to be a better construction material
than when it was first used. This is
because of its years of seasoning.
Many architects and builders prefer
this old lumber to new unseasoned
material and use it for the most ex
acting purposes in apartments and
other buildings.
Owners of old homes, therefore,
have an assured value in their homes
which it will pay them to make the
most of. Homes of this type demand
only the assistance of competent de
signers and mechanics to alter them
and transform them into monern,
livable homes, and this can be ac
complished at a cost that will more
than repay the investment made.
SDace now occupied by large open
porches, which are little used in this
day, could well be torn away or trans
formed into sun parlors, dens, libra
ries, nooks or other rooms.
Interior partitions can be arranged
to permit of greater conveniences,
ceilings lowered, windows changed,
and the unfinished attic transformed
into rooms. Many large old fashion
ed kitchens have ample room for a
breakfast nook or dining alcove.
There are numerous minor changes
that skilled architects and builders
can suggest in both exterior and in
terior that will add to the attractive
ness and convenience of the home.
Home owners are fortunate in that
modernizing can become so advan
tageously here. Most of the old
homes are of wood construction,
which responds to the , carpenter's
tools and the painter's brush so read
ily that practically any desired
change can be made. Furthermore,
they have close at hand a wealth of
fine building woods. No better woods
for home building purposes can be
found anywhere than the four princi
pal commercial woods of the North
westDouglas fir, West Coast hem
lock Western red cedar and Sitka
spruce, which are used extensively in
all parts of the country for homes of
all classes;
Every motor vehicle should be pro
tected by Public Liability and Pro
perty Damage insurance. Cost very
little and ia 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 eav
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.
Foley's Honey tad Tar
uirts colds, prevents pnmmoal
(By Supt. E. E. Coad) .'
The valuation of tangible property
is often a difficult problem. The
valuation of an intangible is a matter
for experts only. Yet the average
person seems to feel himself compet
ent to pass judgment upon matters
that would cause the most expert to
pause and take the matter under ad
visement until he could have studied
the details involved. In fact the more
involved such matters of judgment
may be the more emphatic is the,, de
cision of the incompetent critic. Sup
pose we apply the matter to some
thing definite. Just what do you ex
pect of a good school!
A few days ago I asked a school
man how things were educationally
in his home town. "Fine," he replied.
"We had a winning football team;
and we have won the most of the
basketball games we were expected
to win. We have had a fine year!" .
Knowing his home town as I do
and how the athletic tail wags the
whole dog there, I was not overly sur
prised. Of course this sounds much
cruder than it was intended, for my
school friend was just being- a bit
sarcastic at the expense of the "sport
ing element" in his town that tries
to run the school through the medium
of athletic interest. He knows good
school work as well as I do. But
some people are inclined to . value
athletics merely from the winning
side. The intangible values of gocd
sportsmanship, of physical fitness de
rived from coordinated exercise, cf
emotional control in the midst of mob
excitement, of games played because
of interest in the games themselves
with winning a mere incident of the
game itself these are the things the
average person fails to see or under
stand. Yet they are the vital ele
ments one must stress when arriving
at an estimate of the value of school
sports to the particular school.
Ask the average school patron what
he thinks of the school and his mind
reverts to the marks his own children
have received on their report card?, to
the accounts the children have
brought home as to what they think
of this teacher or that one, to the
gossip he has heard here and there.
He may not know one of the teachers
by sight. He may never have talk
ed with the school head and never
have visited a class room session. But
he feels that he is thoroughly com
petent and qualified to pass judg
ment upon the school and the propel
rating of the teachers upon the basis
of such data. Where one, who has
spent a1 lifetime dealing with educa
tional matters and with the human
qualities of efficient teaching, often
feels incompetent to pass judgment,
the school critic passes out abstract
judgment without batting , an eye. It
is not much wonder that so many of
the red-blooded merely made teaching
a stepping-stone to something else
and than advised their sons to shun
teaching as they would the plague.
No mattes what it is that one pass
es opinion about, he needs to have
all the facts in his possession before
he is competent to pass worthwhile
23 Years Ago
Friday, March 15, 1907
John McQuary came down from his
home near Delight, Washington, and
spent several days last week at Mil
ton. - T - ' "''
Mrs! D. A. Richards writes friends
in this city that she is now residing
in Pasadena, California, and is en
joying fairly good health.
Glen Saling has purchased a team
and is getting ready to raise a large
crop of potatoes. . He has leased
mountain land on which to plant the
crop. . ' '
"Jack" Parker took time to steal
away Tuesday and went down to
Pendleton where he "spent the day.
The friends of Kyle McDaniel will
be sorry to learn that in addition to
his recent misfortunes, his only re
maining child is seriously ill with ty
phoid fever, at Pendleton. ,
Ernest Zerba arrived home
from a two weeks' stay at Myrtle,
Idaho, where he visited his brother
and uncles. . He has again resumed
his studies in the Normal at Weston.
Mrs. Jackson Nelson returned home
Saturday from a week's visit with her
daughter at Dixie, Wash. She reports
her daughter and also her grand
daughter as ill, and may return there
tomorrow. y
Sheldon Taylor and Arnold Wood
went down to the county seat Sat
urday on the hurricane deck of their
respective cayuses. Sheldon brought
home a fine bay horse, the present of
his father, Sheriff T. D. Taylor.
Last evening Miss Ada Ely enter
tained her friends in honor of . St.
Patrick's day in the evening. Ap
propriately, 17 was the number in
vited. Favors were dispensed, in the
shape of bright green shamrock
leaves. Games were played and cake
and coffee served.
The fire laddjes had splendid suc
cess with their annual ball, which
was given Friday night under the
auspices of the Athena Fire Depart
ment. Kershaw's orchestra rendered
delightful music, the attendance was
all that could be wishel for and the
net proceeds amounted to $ 43.50.
Many friends in the city of Mr.
Ora Rhodes and Miss Lucy Jenkins
now of Hood River, have received
cards announcing their wedding,
which is to take place in Valley
Christian Chapel near their home in
Hood River valley on Wednesday,
March twenty-seventh. The young
couple will reside at that place.
Ely and Scott have exchanged their
grocery stock with Thomas Taggart
of Vale, Oregon, for an 80 acre tract
of land, located near that place. The
consideration involved, amounts to
$3,600. Mr. Taggart is now in pos
session of the store. Mr. Scott will
devote his entire attention to farm
ing and Mr. Ely has not yet given
out just what he will do.
"Judge" Richards was at his office
bright and early this morning. He is
now Justice of the Peace of Athena
district, and last night qualified as
city recorder. Mr. Richards has pur
chased the insurance business of O.
G. Chamberlain, and from now will
fill that gentleman's shoes in the ca
pacity of general utility man for Ath
ena. . .
judgment. Straws may indicate the
direction of the wind without con
veying any idea of value of the crop
the stubble bore. .
Tum-A-Lum Tickler
Published in the intesests of the people of Athena and vicinity by
Vol. 30
Athena, Oregon, March 14, 1930
No. 11
' Editorials
Never hesitate to ask
for advice everybody
likes to give it.
There is no good in
knowing a thing unless
some one knows you
know it
Style experts say
skirts are to be .worn
longer. Styles in lum
ber don't change much
but if you want short
wearing lumber don't
buy any of ours. .
Sport News
The baseball game be
tween the boys of the
Calf Ribs and , Musket
Ridge neighborhoods
came to a sudden end
yesterday, in the Cow lot
when Sile Kildew slid in
to what he thought was
second base.
Fix up the fence.
Puzzle Section
How many times can
11 be, subtracted from
A blind man saw it, a
legless man ran after it,
a man with no arms shot
it, a deaf man eulogized
it What is it? See an-
ser at bottom of last
column. I
Roses are red
Pears are not plums
When you think, of
See the Tum-A-Lum.
. ...
All winter we talked
about insulating against
the cold, now that sum
mer is approaching we
we will start talking
about insulating against
heat. It works all year
round for your comfort.
'Sfunny the more in
sulation we sell the less
coal you will buy. Why
do we try to sell it?
A house to house
salesman says he owes
his success to the first
four words he says when
a woman answers the
door. Which arer "Is
your mother in?" r
Say boy, I've got a
girl that has only been
kissed by two parties.
Yeah, I know them
kind, by the Republican
and Democrats.
-' '
Answer to puzzle. It
ain't anything we just
made it up. '
11 can be subtracted
as many times as you
want .
Exclusively Sold Here
Milton Bread
Bring in Your Bent
and Sprang Axles
Acetylene Welding and Black
"" smithing -
C M. Jones Blacksmith Shop
The Athena Hotel
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Good Meals
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
to Home Patrons
Corner Main and Third
v Athena, Oregon
Main St H. H. HILL Athena
Bell JTGray
: s ... Phone 593 " i t,
Two Auto
Truck Drays
Always At Ydur Service
City and Country
Twin City Cleaners
The firm that does your work as yon 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 Perm Harris
Phone 583
T. E. Smith, Prop. Freewater, Oregon
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 683.
i ' !. " TV" ,r'J
' .a
it ?:
I -I
V i " ij
' " . 1 I
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 480l
Farmers Grain Elevator
Griari and Feed
A Fulf Line of Sperry's Chick Feed
Phone 382 LEE WILSON. M'er.
Reduction In Electric
Light Rates
rm. j ii i i Tii a i ftt K
ine ionowing reduction in Jiaectric iignt rates win
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 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.. ..................................c 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