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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, APRIL 18, 1930
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Athena, Oregon, April 18, 1930
Clark Wood Says
"It Is one thing to write about
a political issue and another to J
t be right about it." , '
MUD AND THE, FARMER '
' A recent editorial in the "Bureau
Farmer" says that the barrier of mud
which five months out of the year
separates five million farm families
from the markets where they sell
their produce, and likewise buy their
supplies, is of supreme importance in
the agricultural economic situation.
According to this authority, there are
almost two and one-half million miles
of unimproved dirt roads in the Unit
ed States, and nearly five million
farmers live on them. Farmers in
this country pay seven per cent of the
highway tax, yet less than three per
cent of them are situated on year
round highways. Here is room for
some "farm relief activity which
will actually relieve. The greatest
present need, in the matter of high
ways, is improved farm-to-market
roads. These can be constructed,
with a durable water-proof surface,
at a low cost : and without large
maintenance expense. The five mil
lion farmers now living with a bar
rier of mud between them and their
markets, are deserving of immediate
consideration. Good roads will prob
ably do more than anything else to
advance agricultural progress and
A criminal justice Commission ap
pointed in Baltimore to make the city
a fit place to live in after the police
department had almost failed, has fil
ed its annual report, which shows that
601 fewer serious crimes were com
mitted in the city in 1929 than in
1928. Arrests were made in 50 per
cent of the crimes reported, the high
est record yet attained. Convictions
resulted from 87 per cent of cases
brought to trail, also a record. The
Commission, in order to show the
significance of these records, com
pares Baltimore with other cities. In
Baltimore, 77 per cent of all caaes
were tried within three weeks of ar
rest; in Washington, which may be
taken as a representative city, b".t ore
per cent was disposed of in that time.
In Baltimore, 85 per cent of those in
dicted for felonies were convicted; In
New York, convictions resulted ; In
but 32 per cent of cases. ,
The Commonwealth government of
Australia is considering the establish'
mcnt of a compulsory wheat pool.
The Commonwealth government has
invited several state governments to
join in guaranteeing a net return of
97 cents a bushel to growers, payable
on delivery at country railway sta
tions. With transport and other
charges this means (1.14 per bushel
f. o. b. steamer. It is stipulated that
the guarantee would operate condi
tional upon the passage by the states
of enabling legislation and the com
pletion of the requisite favorable vot
ing by the growers by July 81, 1930.
Keeping up with a fast age the fast
trains between Chicago and California
points will run on a faster schedule.
Time between Chicago and California
will be clipped an hour and a half,
and between California and Chicago,
fifty minutes. To beat this time, all
one has to do is get aboard a pas
senger air plane, go to sleep and wake
up at his destination. An event in
transportation was centennially cele
brated last Friday, commemorating
the start of the first wagon trains
across the plains, which later was ex
ceeded in speed by stagecoach and
Opponents of World Court adher
ence profess to see in the defeat of
Deneen by Mrs. McCormick in the
Illinois primary election a referen
dum by the voters against the Hoover
administration's approval of the
World Court as embodied in the
Root formula. But the great mass of
adverse opinion against the World
Court antis, is that Deneen was de
feated by Mrs. McCormick on a wave
of clean politics in Illinois vs. graft
and gangster rule.
Despite an unprofitable bean-rais
Ing venture last season, the Eickhoflf
Farm Products corporation comes
right back to try another large acre
age this year. Profiting by expert
ence gained in last year's pioneering
bean raising on a commercial scale,
the company has selected heavier soil
of the uplands for the new crop with
the prospect that more bushels per
acre will be produced and harvesting
conditions will be more favorable.
When he paid hit Mexican bandit
lidnapperi 11500 for his release they
gave J. E. Bristow a farewell patry,
shook hands with him on his depart
ure and promised him protection
should he come back to their strong
hold to work his mineral property. In
light of the fact that the ransomed
mining man learned his captors how
to play poker while in captivity, their
proposition might not be a bad one,
The increase of 10-cent carfare at
Portland netted for a month-only an
additional $935. The company's vice
president , attributed the small in
crease to the weather. Anyway, there
are a whole , lot of people in Portland
who are walking instead of riding to
and from their work, and maybe
there is a reason. :.' .
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And still cavemen are scrapping,
but not with stones and bludgeons,
Owners of Mammoth cave in Ken
tucky are fighting in the courts to
prevent the commonwealth from tak
ing the cave for national park pur
poses for $70,000, when the owners
A few more Pickwick stage catas
trophies, such as happened in New
Mexico last week when nineteen pass
engers lost their lives, will Induce
travelers to choose railroad trains
The train almost invariably "has it
on" the motor stage when they meet
J. Ham Lewis is at it again. The
Illinois democrats have nominated
him to oppose the second woman to
ever receive the nomination for United
States senator, Ruth Hanna McCor
mick. But that doesn't phase J. Ham.
Eastern Oregon is short of mois
ture and unless a plentiful supply of
rain comes in the near future, the de
partment of agriculture has listed a
light erop in some sections of the In
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President Hoover answers Mrs.
McCormick, by making a plea for
American participation in the World
Court. , We would say opposing
forces are forcing the issue.
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That Portland tomcat who pals with
seven otters on the waterfront, otter
know, who he wants to chum with, as
Clark Wood would say.
brought about their present predica
ment. The horse is gone and locking
the stable door will not put it back
in its stall. But the situation will be
saved in part if the communities can
devise ways and means to meet their
obligations, a task in which " State
Treasurer Kay has offered some as
sistance. " ' v
. It is well, however, to accept the re
ported trouble as a warning to cities,
both large and small, not to forget
that when bonds are issued pay day
invariably comes. Municipal bonds
offer a desirable and practical method
of raising money for necessary im
provements. Growing cities need
docks, schools, parks and other con
veniences and facilities for which
they cannot pay as they go and for
which bonds, up to certain limitations,
are entirely justifiable. But there is
a safety line that should never be
crossed. When municipal expendi
tures are proposed they should be
carefully scrutinized to determine
their advisability as related to a city's
indebtedness, present and prospective.
In that way may be had the worth'
while things that spell real develop
ment without assuming an onerous
burden of debt.
Monday afternoon things will be
gin to rattle in the big time baseball
leagues and the sporting page will
come into its own.
The Americans at the disarmament
parley are credited with saving the
five-power pact. Atta boy!
The Indians should be privileged to
eat of the salt of the earth when they
find it in their own India.
It's a capital offense to be a capital
ist over in Russia.
Have you gone yo-yo yett
PUT ON THE BRAKES
A few Oregon towns are in diffi
culty over bond issues so large that
payment of interest, or of principal,
presents a problem that appears al
most beyond solution, Word is given
out by the state treasurer's office, af
ter investigation, that some munici
palities may be forced to repudiate
It is an unfortunate situation and
nothing would be gained by remind
ing the town affected of the unwis
dom behind the extravagance that
LUCK, GOOD AND BAD
(By E. E. Coad)
, One hears so much about luck, both
good and bad. Fortuitous chance no
doubt has a great deal of influence
upon all our lives. One is either
fortunate or otherwise. But when
one reaches the point where he de
pends upon omens, or talismen, or
signs as guides to his activity he is
looking for an alibi for his defeat.
; Primitive man. lacking the know
ledge which explained the phenomena
of nature about him, naturally fell
back upon luck pieces, charms, hocus
pocus and incantation. Children in
their love for some particular play
thinar evince this instinctive attitude
in primitive life. As people emerge
from ignorance superstition falls
The best luck-piece the individual
can have is an infectious smile. There
are all kinds of smiles. Nothing bet
ter indicates character than the
smile. The real and friendly smile is
an asset beyond price. It is the
label of a genial and kindly personal
ity that attracts.
Someone has said that hard luck is
chieflv a sort of sleeping sickness,
But if a lucky-piece will keep one
busy on the job, give him more faith
in himself, make him strive harder
to justify his faith, then it cannot
be such a bad thing for that indi
vidual. We all have that instinctive
fear of the unknown and of what is
to happen. It is difficult for us to
throw off the relics of superstition.
Like the Romans who erected an
altar "To the Unknown God", lest
they inadvertently vex some deity, we
also fear that luck may not be pro
After all, "if you keep your face to
ward the sun. life's shadows will all
fall behind you." The sunlight of a
happy and infectious smile must con
tain the vitamin of a pleasing personality.
For Sale A good, fresh milch cow.
Earl Martin, Athena.
Piano in storage. Looks and is like
new. Will sacrifice for balance.
$168.00. Terms $2.00 weekly. Will
discount for cash. Write Tallmau
Piano Store, 393 So 12th St. Salem,
Oregon. . .
In ' '
The new method of rendering your
telephone bills is now in effect. Sonic
clianges in the dates of billing have
Pleaie he ture to read the
notice accompanying your
We shall be glad to have you take up
with our Business Office any point on
which you desire further information.
The Pacific Tfxephonx and Telegraph Company
23 Years Ago
Friday, April 19, 1907
Charles Norris had his team of fine
colts, "Carl" and "Maud Mack," out
for a spin yesterday. They can "sure
go long some."
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hodgson will
move tomorrow to their farm north
west of town, after having spent the
winter in town.
Byron Hawks will be ready to serve
his patrons with ice cream sodas and
other delicious drinks when the season
arrives. He has received his new soda
W. R. Affleck of Walla Walla, a
registered pharmacist, has accepted a
position at McBride's drug store. Mr.
Affleck is a graduate of the Minnesota
College of Pharmacy.
"Doc" Osburn's peach tree, in front
of Hawk's Pioneer drugstore, had its
bloom chilled last night by the Icy
breath of Mr. J. Frost. Rather late
in the season, but his presence was
very pronounced. ( ;
Rev. W. E. Armfield left yesterday
for his home in - Spokane, after a
pleasant visit with old friends here.
Mr. Armfield is traveling in the in
terests of the Deaconess hospital in
Spokane, and has been on a visit to
his son, who is in the Willamette Uni
versity. The O. R. & N. Company will run
an excursion from Pendleton to Walla
Walla Sunday, the occasion being a
base ball game between Pendleton and
Walla Walla teams. The fare for
round trip from Athena is 85 cents.
Train leaves Athena at 9:40 a. m. re
turning, leaves Walla Walla at 8 p.ni.
Mr. and Mrs. Will M. Peterson vis
ited relatives in Walla Walla Sunday.
Miss Gertie Burden, of Pendleton, is
visiting friends in Athena and vicin
Misses Eva Froome and Elizabeth
Foley, of Pendleton, vieited Mr. and
Mrs. J, E. Froome over Sunday.
"A Texas Ranger" was played at
Weston Saturday night. The want
of a paste brush is said to have kept
the show out of Athena.
Noah Remillard was in town Satur
day from Walla Walla. He expect
to soon open the "Corner" saloon, and
will move his family to this city.
Frank Beale, who farms on Pine
creek, where he owns a large acreage
has leased 500 acres of wheat land on
the reservation, near Saddle Hollow.
Miss Delia Danner, formerly a pupil
of the 9th grade in the Athena school,
but now attending school in Pendle
ton, spent Sunday with her parents in
"Tamp" Osborne, the Yellow Kid
pitcher, won his first game for Spo
kane. He twirled in the opening
game against the Tacoma Tigers. The
score was Spokand, 9; Tacoma, 3.
Will Saunders and family are over
from LaGrande on a visit to relatives.
Mr. Saunders, who formerly resided
here is now a locomotive engineer in
the employ of the O. R. & N. Com
pany. His run is from La Grande to
Albert Swaney, electrician for the
Preston-Parton Milling Company, will
leave for Walla Walla or Portland as
soon as the company secures a man to
take his place. It is understood that
Frank Williard, who is now at his
home in Iowa, where his mother is
very ill, will take Mr. Swaney's place.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS "
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter- of the Estate of Anna
Red Hawk, otherwise known as
Latikamas, an Indian woman, de
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has been appointed by
the above entitled court administra
tor of the above entitled estate, and
that he has qualified as the law di
rects. All persons having claims
against the estate are hereby notified
to present the same to me at the of
fice of my attorney, A. C. Mclntyre,
in Despain Block, Court Street, Pen
dleton, Oregon, within six months
from the date hereof with proper
Dated April 11, 1930.
GEORGE RED HAWK,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Grace
Nancy Tatom, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given , to all
persons whom it may concern:
That Dean S. Tatom has been ap
pointed administrator of the estate of
Grace Nancy Tatom. deceased, and
has qualified as such. All persons
having claims against said estate are
hereby notified and required to pre
sent them to said administrator at
his place of business at 300 .West
Webb Street in the City of Pendle
ton, Oregon, or to Peterson & Lewis,
his attorneys, in the Stangier Build
ing, in Pendleton, Oregon, with
proper vouchers as required by law.
within six months from the date of
the first publication of this notice
which is the 28th day of March, 1930.
DEAN S. TATOM. Administrator.
Peterson & Lewis, Attorneys for
(Eauitv No. 4869)
In the Circuit Court of the State of
Oresron for Umatilla County.
David M. Rogers, Plaintiff, vs. Nellie
H. Rogers, Defendant:
To NELLIE H. ROGERS. Defendant:
In the name of the State of Ore-
eon: You are hereby required to ap
pear and answer the complaint filed
against you in the above entitled
Court and cause within four (4)
weeks from the date of the first pub
lication of this summons; and you
will take notice that if you fail to ap
pear or answer said complaint, or
otherwise plead thereto, within said
time, the plaintiff, for want thereof,
will apply to the above entitled Court
for the relief prayed for in his said
complaint against you, namely: for
a decree of the above entitled Court
forever dissolving the bonds of mat
rimony now and heretofore existing
between the plaintiff and defendant.
This summons is published pursuant
to an order of the Honorable James
Alger Fee, Judge of the above en
titled Court, which said order was
made and entered in the matter here
in on the 8th day of April, 1930, and
the first publication of this summons
is made on the 11th day of April,
1930, pursuant to said order.
Watts & Prestbye, Attorneys for
the Plaintiff. Post Office Address:
Athena, Oregon. Pub. A11M9.
Bring in! Your Bent
and Sprung Axles
THIS SHOP IS EQUIPPED
WITH AN AXLE GAGUE
TO STRAIGHTEN AXLES
Acetylene Welding and Black
smithing C. M. Jones Blacksmith Shop
Foley's Honey and Tar
tares colds, prevents pneumonia.
Published in the intesests of the peop le of Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LU M LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Athena, Oregon, April 18, 1930
Many, many men have pulled it
but Adam was the only one to
speak the truth when he said:
"You're the only woman for me."
Gerald I have a bone to pick
Geraldine -Is that why your are
scratching your head?
mnumo cams (oaks
Fred Kershaw's remodeled home
will have a fireplace, centering the
living room. Ceilings have been
lowered. A furnace will be installed.
Sandy: "I want to speak to the
spirit of George Washington."
Medium: "I have him now."
Sandy "Ask him where the dol
lar landed that he threw across
the Potomec River."
Now, everyone isn't able to
throw dollars around and we all
are not so Scotch that we have to
look for them, after they are lost
If you want to be sure that your
dollars are not being thrown away
in buying building material or
fuel, just .come to us for full
Remodeled Athena homes be
come modern homes.
If you go to the mountains in
the summer, you will want a sum
mer cottage. We have plans of
In order to detect which side of
the bread is buttered, we offer the
following test. Simply drop the
bread and see which side hits the
carpet. It has never failed on a
iimi until rmiuii
It is about fly time. Screen
doors and window screens should
be put up now to protect the
health of the family.
Exclusively Sold Here
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
- Phone 593
Always At Your Service
City and Country '
We Have the Agency
For the -
Macy Tailoring System
Twin City Cleaners
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 Iftok 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.
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............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
cent on each item.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Company
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V Walla Walla General Hospital
A modern non sectarian fifty bed hospital, with
all up to date modern hospital facilities for the care
X-Kavand 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.