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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, AUGUST 8, 1930
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
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Athena, Oregon, August 8, 1..1930
Morning Oregonian: - -
"Marian Miller advises letting J
t drunken drivers hit each other. $
t Okeh, but they don't do it; they ,
t hit other people."
Nineteen states sent a total of 105
new families to Oregon during July
who bought 7488 acres of land and
invested $403,200, according to the
monthly report of W. G. Ide, Man
ager, State Chamber of Commerce.
California, as usual, led in new fam
ilies with 65; and New Jersey, Mass
achusetts. Ohio and Florida were, al
so represented. A large number of
the new families entered business in
Oregon, five auto camps and stores
being purchased, two grocery stores,
a laundry, a hotel and other business
investments made by the new people.
The report also shows ten large land
sales made by families sent to Ore
gon by the Los Angeles Offiice of the
State Chamber, one 500-acre pur
chase in Klamath County being for
$22,500 and one 160-acre tract in
Baker County bringing $10,500. Hun
dreds of people called at the Los
Angeles office for travel information
on Oregon and over 100 local Cham
bers of Commerce in Oregon, cooper
ated to properly entertain and show
the visitors the scenic spots in all
parts of the state.
The decrease in the freight rates on
wheat from Athena to Portland and
Seattle amounts to just one cent per
100 pounds. The former Portland
rate was 18.5 cents and is now
scheduled at 17.5 cents. The Seattle
rate of 20.5 cents per 100 pounds is
lowered to 19.5 cents. The lower
rates are scheduled to become ef
fective October 1. The rate reductions
are more substantial from other
points. Pilot Rock gets a reduction
of five cents, the former rate of 22 Mi
cents has been lowered to 17.5 per
100 pounds to' Portland. These re
ductions, sought by farm organiza
tions, still leave the grain growers of
this section paying considerably
higher rates on their export grain,
distance considered, than do the Ca
Their "campus" the shores of the
Pacific clear up to Skagway'in Alas
ka, under the eaves of the Arctic
Circle, a faculty of 10 and a student
body of over 115 will leave Seattle
August 14 for the second annual
Alaskan summer cruise of the Uni
versity of Oregon. The trip, which
will take in the most picturesque
scenes of the Alaskan country, will
last about two weeks on the boat,
with ono week of , study on the
campus before the trip Btarts. The
group will absorb knowledge, pleas
ure and recreation from the trip and
will be the better fortified for the
year's work ahead.
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Increase in number of automobile
accidents in Oregon prompts High
way Commissioner Barbur to demand
physical and mental tests for all
drivers applying for license. Rather,
Mr. Barbur would be accomplishing
more for traffic safety, if he were to
pecure permanent disqualification of
every driver convicted of drunkenness
while driving on a public highway.
That would thin out more automo
bile accidents than any other con
tributing factor except, perhaps,
Fourteen states in the mid-west
are now in the grip of a killing
drouth with a major catastrophe im
pending. Lakes and streams are
drying up, with the result that dairy
herds are suffering and already the
corn crop is reported damaged to the
amount of 400,000,000 bushels. All
of which indicates that other sec
tions of the nation are in much
worse condition than Oregon and the
its way during the eight years he was
in office. "' ' ' '
Tuesday marked the 37th day with
out rain at Portland. With an un
usually dry season last year, back of
it, the webfoot city will require about
one foot of moisture to become normal.
The corn fields of Iowa have been
"fired" by continued drought and hot
southwest winds. When corn "fires"
in Iowa it means less corn on the cob
and in the crib.
Burglars entered the home of a
Portland policeman and robbed him
of his revolver. It was not necessary
for them to shoot their way out.
McGowan, Washington, has a 4385
foot hole with no oil in it and the
Union Oil company spent $200,000
Milk Cows Good, fresh Milk cows
for sale. Henry Koepke, Athena,
Cook House Cook house on wide
truck, for sale. James Duncan, Athe
no, phone 30F15.
For Sale A New Coleman Air-O-Gas
range, slightly used. Mrs. Callie
Sanders, Athena, phone 30F21.
Poles R. A. Ball, Weston, R No. 2
has i tamarack and red fir poles for
sale at reasonable prices.
Hour or Day Work Experienced
woman wants work by hour or day.
Call at George Corder home next
door to Press office.
PETERSON & LEWIS
Attorneys at Law
Stangier Building, Pendleton, Oregon.
Practice in all State and Federal
WATTS A PRESTBYB
Main Street. Athena, Oregon
State and Federal Court Practice
Dr. W. H. McKinney
Physician and Surgeon
Dr. Sharp's Office
Office Hours at Athena 1 to 6 p. m.
Phone 462. Office Hours at Weston
8 a. m. to 12 noon. Phone 83. Calls
made day or night.
Dr. W. Boyd Whyte
Stangier Building, Phone 706
PendletonOregon. 957 J
DR. 8. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Post Building, Athena, Phone 582
Foley's Honey and Tar
lures colds, prevents pneumonia-
In its new location,
Main at 5th Street
Shell Lubricating Oil Shell Dry
Cleaner Shell Auto Polish
'"SheR Spring Oil
Twenty-three years ago wheat sold
in Athena for 70 cents a bushel. Then
you could buy a good suit of clothes
for $15, a hat for $2.60. Last week
wheat sold in Athena for 70 cents per
bushel. A good suit of clothes costs
you from $30 up, a hat $5 and here
is found the jolt the farmer is getting
from selling in a free trade market
and buying in a protected market.
Three of America's greatest indus
trialists, Henry Ford, Thomas A.
Edison and Harvey Firestone, met
the other day in Edison's laboratories
on occasion of Ford's 67th birthday
anniversary and the event demon'
titrated that the old boys are not so
old as their ages would indicate.
Ex-President Coolidge declares in
one of his syndicated articles that
Ha nostoffice should pay its way, but
A NOTABLE CAREER
Of delightful nersonalitv and hi eh
mental attainments, Major General C.
H. Martin is the Democratic nominee
for congress in the Portland district
His career has been colorful and
distinguished. He was appointed to
West Point from Illinois. On gradu
ation, in 1887, he was assigned to
duty with the 14th infantry at Van
couver Barracks, Washington, where
he served until the outbreak of the
Spanish-American war.. . ?
In the meantime, he was married
in Portland to the daughter of the
late Ellis G. Hughes. He acquired
property in Portland as early as 1889
and ever since has been a property
He had two tours of duty in the
Philippines. He cleaned up Manila.
After its capture by American forces,
in August, 1898, he was placed in
charge of streets, parks and sanita
tion, a nosition that he held all dur
ing the military occupation of that
city. On his second tour in the
PhilinDines he was chief quarter
master in the Visayas. In the Boxer
campaign in China, in 1900, for the
rescue of the foreign legations, he
received two citations for bravery in
Returning to Vancouver Barracks
in 1906 as constructing quartesmas
ter, he remained until 1911 and was
then ordered to Washington, D. C, on
the sreneral staff. He returned to
Oregon in 1913 as colonel of the
Third Oregon infantry, on application
of Governor West and by special re
tail of the secretary of war. In 1915
he was ordered to the Mexican border
where he served until the outbreak of
the World war.
President Wilson appointed him
successively brigadier general and
major general in the national army.
He had charge of the first officers'
training camp at Leon Springs,
Texas, and later, as a major general.
commanded at Camp Grant, near
Chicago, where 250,000 men were
trained for war service. General
Martin had service overseas as a
division commander during the war,
where he was awarded the distin
guished service medal for outstand
ing and distinguished service.
After the World war he was made
a brigadier general in the regular
army by President Harding and a
major general by President Coolidge.
He was recalled to the war depart
ment again in 1920, where he served
as assistant chief of staff to General
John J. Pershing, in charge of per
connel. On the retirement of Gener
al Pershing, in September, 1924, Gen
eral Martin was sent to command in
Panama, where he was retired from
active service October 1, 1927. With
his family he then returned to his
home in Portland.
General Martin has always taken
an active part in civic affairs in the
city, belonging to many civic bodies.
He is commander of the Military
Order of the World War and a mem
ber of the American Legion. He is
chairman of the Portland chapter of
the American Red Cross.
There are unusual qualifications
and relations to enable General Mar
tin to serve in congress with effec
tiveness. He is a general who is for
nance. He is Western, but in com
plete understanding of the Eastern
viewpoint. He has an international
viewpoint, gained from actual exper
ience. He has had a big part in
many big affairs. He was in charge
of streets and parks in the clean-up
of Manila in the war with Spain. As
sociated with him as city engineer,
and a long-time friend, was Major
General Lytle Brown, now head of
the rivers and harbors division of the
United States engineer corps. Gener
al Martin is also a lifelong friend of
General Ashburn, head of the In
land Waterways corporation. Both
these intimate friendships are with
men who are keypoints in great af
fairs with which Portland and Ore
gon have much to do.
23 Years Ago
Friday, August 16, 1907
While there has been considerable
grain threshed this week, the weather
has by no means been perfect for
carrying on harvest operations. The
rain of the last week left the straw
tough and heavy dew has greatly in
terfered with work. " " """"
The best yield reported to the
Press this week comes from the res
ervation From 75 acres, Dr. Plamon
don cropped 1933 sacks, an average
yield of 58 bushels per acre. This
big yield is on the . Gagnon place
south of town. Dr. Plamondon sold
his wheat to the Preston Parton Mill
ing company for 71 cents per bushel.
A. B. McEwen has sold his big crop
for 70 cents per bushel. Andy is op
erating a combine this year. His
average totals an even section and he
conservatively estimates the yield at
46 bushels per acre.
E. R. Cox transacted business in
C. A. Barrett's field of wheat near
town averaged 55 bushels per acre.
Sixty acres of it Mr. Barrett estim
ates went 65 bushels per acre.
Rails have been sent to the Pilot
Rock branch of the O. R. & N., and a
track-laying gang of 44 men is now
at work putting down the steel.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jones will again
make their home in Athena. Mrs.
Jones has purchased the La Hue
Millinery store. Mr, and Mrs. Jones
resided for a time at Echo, where
they conducted a hotel.
Merle Robey and Frank Coolidge
were in Walla Walla yesterday.
Miss Ferral McBride has returned
from a visit with friends in Milton.
Mrs. A. J. Parker and children vis
ited relatives in Walla Walla yester
day. W. McBride received a 50-bushel
yield of wheat on the Duffy place
south of town.
The team to John Banister's com
bine ran away this morning and cre
ated quite an excitement for awhile.
One horse was dragged beneath the
machine, but no serious damage resulted.
A modern front, fitted with plate
glass, has been put in the Taylor
building this week. The store room
is occupied by Dell Bros., grocers,
and the boys will now have every con
venience for properly displaying
J. B. Gilliam, of Walla Walla,
familiarly known to his friends here
as "Ben" was shot and killed m
Cobre, Nev., Wednesday night, while
protecting the store of his employer,
J. C. Hillman, from the invasion of
Chas. Norris received a large con
signment of harness from Portland
yesterday and is now better prepared
than ever to meet the demands of the
trade. Tuesday he shipped a set of
his popular heavy team harness to
Thornton, Wash., on order from E.
Rprt Kirhv was un from Adams
Tuesday. Mr. Kirby is conducting a
chop mill at Adams.
Rnkpj. Citv is now the onlv town in
the state where open gambling is per
mitted to be carried on.
Mrs. VreA BovH and daughter Cecile
returned Wednesday from a two
weeks visit to Portland.
Mis F.vft Rider and Miss Myrtle
Thompson spent Sunday at the
Whiteman home, west ol town.
A lnriro number of vounar neonle at
tended the harvest ball given at the
opera house Saturday evening.
President French has returned to
Weston from the Wallowa district
whera he has been on a tour of in
spection in the Normal's interest. Mr.
Foley's Kidney Cure
make kidneys and NjdJsr rlirht
Parts and Accessories
North side Main Street Phone 352
French is assured of a large attend
ance next year from that part of the
state. ' . ' . :.' ' '
NOTICE TO CREDITORS . ,
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Robert
Parnell, Deceased. .
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons whom it may concern:
That The First National Bank of
Pendleton at Pendleton, Oregon, has
been appointed executor of the last
will and testament of Robert Parnell,
deceased. All persons having claims
against said estate are required to
present them, in the manner provid
ed by law, to the said executor at
its office and place of business at Pen
dleton, Oregon, or to its attorneys,
Peterson and Lewis, at their offices in
Pendleton, Oregon, within six months
of the date of the first publication of
this notice which is the 1st day of
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
Peterson & Lewis, Attorneys for
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for the County of Umatilla.
In Probate,, , .
In the Matter of the Estate of
Harvey J. Morris. Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has been appointed AaV
ministratrix of the Estate of Harvey
J. Morris, Deceased, by the County
Court of the County of Umatilla m
the State of Oregon, and has qualm
ed. All - persons having claims
against said estate are hereby notified
to present the same, duly venned as
bv law reauired. to the undersigned
at law office of Peterson and Lewis,
Staneier Building. Pendleton. Oregon,
within six months from date hereof,
July 18th, 1930.
EMMA I. MORRIS Administratrix,
Peterson & Lewis, Attorney for
Administratrix. J 18 aid
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given, that by vir
tue of an execution issued out of the
Circuit Court of the State of Oregon
for Umatilla County, on the 2nd day
of August. A. D.. 1930, to me direct
ed and delivered, upon the judgment
rendered and entered in said Court
on the 30th day of December, 1921,
in favor of B. B. Richards, as plain
tiff and against Dean T. Willaby and
Virgil E. Willaby, a3 defendants for
the sum of One Thousand Fifty One
and no .100 ($1051.00) with inter
est thereon at the rate of 8 per cent
per annum from December 1st, 1920,
until paid, and the further sum of
$125.00 attorney's fees, and the fur
ther sum of $20.00 costs and dis
bursements, which said judgment has
been docketed and enrolled in the of
fice of the Clerk of said Circuit Court,
I did, on the 2nd day of August, A.
D., 1930, levy upon all of the right,
title and interest and claim of said
defendants in and to the following
described real property in Umatilla
County, Oregon, to-wit:
The East 34 feet of Lot 4,
Block 1, Kirk's Third Addition
to Athena, Umatilla County,
State of Oregon.
Notice is hereby given that I will,
on the 8th day of September A. D.,
1930, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m.
of said day, at the West Door of the
County Court House, Pendleton, Ore
gon, at public auction, for current
lawful money of the United States of
America, sell all of the right, title,
claim and interest of said defendants
Dean T. Willaby and Virgil E.
Willaby had in and to the above de
scribed property on the 3rd day of
December, A. D., 1929, or since then
have acquired, to the highest bidder
for cash, or so much thereof, as may
be necessary to satisfy said judg
ment, the proceeds to be applied to
satisfaction of said execution and all
Dated this 2nd day of August A. D.,
TOM B. GURDANE,
Sheriff of Umatilla County, Oregon.
Aug 8-15-22-29, Sept 5
Published In the intesesta of the people ef Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LU M LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Athena, Oregon, August 8, 1930
The big difference between
present and Bibical times is
that a grain surplus was then
regarded as a blessing.
Why did the salt shaker?
Because he saw the potato
masher in the kitchen, the
sugar spoon with her, and the
gas meter in the cellar.
Now if that were a modern
concrete cellar like we could re
model your old one into, it
would be a fine place to meet
anyone in. There is probably
room for an extra room in your
basement if you will let us show
The other day a fellow evident
ly mistook us for a radio store
because he came in and asked
for "B" eliminators. We didn't
have any but our fly screens
eliminate flies so he ordered a
set for his home. . ' ,
"I just did a hole in one,"
said her proud husband.
"Did you?" the wife answered
sweetly." "Please do it again
dear I didn't see you."
The reason so many people '
like the miniature golf is that
it fits their drive.
"Hello, people of Athena, I
just came in town to help the -
. Tum-A-Lum. But in the rush to
get here I forgot my name. If
any kind person that has a good
name for me will call 91 and
tell it to Mr. Johnson if would
sure be appreciated.
A M. Johnson, Editor.
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 ;
Thg Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Tourists Made Welcome
Special Attention Given
. to Home Patrona
Corner Main and Third '
Athena, Oregon V ; 4
Main St EE. HILL Athena
Cell & Gray
Always At Your Sendee
City and Country
Continental Oil Company
. Always at Your Service
AtHena Service Station
Gas, Oils, Greasing
Automobile Accessories Tires
BRYCE BAKER, Prop. . . Athena, . . Phone 762
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.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATHENA, OREGON,
Announces that it has com-pleted the organ
ization of a
and is qualified to act as Executor, Administra
tor, guardian, or in any other fiduciary capac-
' ity. '.,.' . ;'. .'
Just think what 37 years of successful banking
experience would mean to the executor or ad
ministrator of your estate.
Ask us for Information
Reduction? In Electric
The f ollowing reduction in Electric light rates will
be in effect on and after March 15, 1929: , ,
First 30 KWH hours used, per month. J.0c 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 20O...... 7c per KWH
Next 300..:: 6cperKWH
Next 400. . 5c per KWH
Next 1000... . 4cperKWH
Excess over 2000 : .3cperKWH
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. ., r
Preston-Shaffer Milling Company