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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, AUGUST 29, 1930
AN INDEPENDENT NEW8PAPER
F. B. BOYD. Owner and PublUher
One copy, one year .. $2-00
One copy, six months 1.00
One copy, three months ;75
Athena, Oregon, August 29, 1930
Eud Fisher Says: ,.
J "He joined a miniature golf
course and was arrested in a
' foursome for picking a three-
J some's pockets. She became a
t nurse f or a peace conference
' and cut treaties up into first aid
Before the first month of the new
fiscal year has passed it will be nec
essary for all departments of the
Government to bear down on expen
ditures if the Treasury is to make
ends meet and a tax increase is to be
avoided, according to an article in
the Baltimore Sun. This is due to
two facts: The last session of Con
gress heavily increased appropria
tions for 1931, as compared with
1930, and business having gone off
in all directions, Federal income for
the current year will be sadly dimin
ished. This condition should be a
warning to public officials and pri
vate citizens alike that this is no
time to load the government with a
multiplicity of new laws, new boards,
new commissions and new govern
ment functions which require large
amounts of tax funds or bond issues.
We all talk about reducing taxes.
We now have a chance to show how
much we will aid in securing reduc
tion by favoring policies which tend
to conserve, rather than dissipate
public funds and resources. We can
not expect to load the government up
with all manner of costly experi
ments and then have a small tax bill.
Think this over. The answer will be
reflected in your coming tax state
In several states the gas tax seems
to be getting boyond fairness to the
automobile owner. It is a case of
riding a good horse to death. Today
three states levy a tax of six cents a
gallon; nine have a five-cent tax and
18 charge four cents. Legislation
calling for higher rates is pending in
several stats This year it is esti
mated that the average motorist will
pay $20 for gasoline tolls alone. And,
to complete the story, gasoline tax
funds have been used for other pur
poses than road work in some states.
A reasonable gas tax, all of which is
used for roads, is sound. But the
public is beginning to show that it
resents the political attitude of "one
cent more won't make any difference."
The American railroads provide a
great public service on which every
Bocial and economic activity of our
people depends and, are giving the
best transportation in the world. Ac
cording to recent statistics the rail
roads of the nation every hour spend
$514,386 for operating expenses and
$45,288 in taxes to state, national and
local governments, and then state
highway commissions permit unsight
ly, cumbersome trucks use of high
ways at small license fee, to buck the
railroads in local, state and inter
state freight hauling.
It took a woman to wrest athletic
laurals from the United States for
BritiRh glory. Betty Nuthall takes
home with her the woman's tennis
championship. Had Helen Wills
Moody competed at Forest Hills the
result may have been different, and
now the English lass will have to do
fend the title at Wimbledon next
year, with the redoubtable Helen as
her opponent, and a victory there will
le a Bweeter Moody win than if made
in the home contest.
brush fires in ' the Transvaal, which
has sent lions, leopards, buffalo and
game fleeing out of the veldt to
menace the countryside. Same con
dition over here, only we don't have
to worry over the bother from man
killing beasts. -
Mr. Coolidge - says the world's
economic strength was greatly in
creased by the revival of France.
"True, true," as one of the "black
crows" would say, but if we remem
ber correctly, the United States was,
and is, pretty much "in" on the re
vival part of it. - -'
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A Montana arsonist, Andrew
Stacey, has been sentenced to prison
for five years on pleading guilty to
setting forests afire. The leniency of
some courts is beyond comprehension
and in the main is responsible for
the constant increase of crime.
23 Years Ago
Now that the British have learned
to fly a dirigible, they are looking
into the commercial Bide of the ven
ture. John Bull has a whole lot of
ships that would be idle if he con
cludes to load the air with passengers
The amusement loving world will
be pleased to learn that Lon Chaney
famous character actor shows im
provement in his illness. Without
Chaney both stage and screen would
be minus a sterling actor.
Kermit Roosevelt, explorer, steam
boat executive and son of the late
president, has settled down and en
tered the lumber business. Rather a
prosy ending to an otherwise noisy
Those Silverton junior baseball
players remained to see the finish of
the struggle for the Western cham
pionship something to be proud of
Now it's the song racketeer. He
Deddles cheaply printed copies , of
songs in violation' of the United
States copyright laws.
Two birth notices of international
interest appear this week a daugh
ter to the Dutchess of York, a son to
A California squaw has been arrest
ed on suspicion of making a good
Injun out of her husband by burn
ing him up.
"Ma" wants medicos to see Aimee,"
reads headline. What good would
Well, it's Round-Up time and Athe
na will move down to Pendleton tomorrow.
The teapot has boiled over down in
Peru, and the Peruvians are in re
September 6, 1907 ,
The Athena High school will open
Monday, September 16 according to
a decision made by the school board
at a meeting held Saturday evening.
Miss Lulu Keller, elected to a position
in the school resigned and Miss Eng
dahl, a highly recommended teacher
was given the place. This selection
makes the corps of teachers com
plete. The list is as follows: Homer
I. Watts, principal; James H. E.
Scott, assistant principal; Miss Gib
bons, Mrs. H. I. Watts, Miss Carrie
Sharp and Miss Engdahl.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Beck,
August 25, 1907, a daughter.
Craig Wilkinson is filling the posi
tion of clerk at Manasse's Up to Date
Athena dealers have contracted for
160 tons of Weston Mountain baled
timothy hay. The price paid is $17
per ton and delivery has commenced.
Last evening the young friends of
Miss.'Zelma DePeatt gave her a fare
well party at the home of her mother
in which a large number participated.
John Froome has a little milch cow,
which in point of size and weight has
but few equals in Oregon. The an
imal weighs 1780 pounds and belongs
to the Shorthorn family. .'
Miss. Myrtle Hawks of Pendleton,
sister of Byron Hawks of this city
has been honored by being chosen to
the chair of English in the Caldwell
Academy of Caldwell, Idaho. She
will leave at once to commence upon
her duties there.
Walter Judy and John Walter ex
pect to leave October 2nd, for a
month's tour of the east. Their trip
will take them to Chicago, New York,
Washington, D. C. and St. Louis. The
boys will not overlook the James
town exposition and will pocket all
fun both going and coming.
Eber Luna will go to Milton, where
he will be employed with the Mos
grove Mercantile company.
Charley and George Gerking's crop
of wheat from a field of 620 acres av
eraged 52 bushels per acre.
H. C. Whiteman came over from
Walla Walla yesterday. He was ac
companied by a party who desired to
purchase his wheat ranch west of the
city. Mr. Whiteman values his farm
at $66 per acre.
Chas. Norris is displaying to his
friends an exceptionally fine harness
which he manufactured to order for
Will Jamieson of Weston. The" har
ness is on the light driving order is
hand-made and in its general makeup
represents strictly first-class stock
and the noted skill of Mr. Norris as
P. D. Mann's skating rink started
up last night, and judging from the
enthusiastic crowd which filled the
rink on the first evening, this will be
a popular amusement for the coming
Jos. N. Scott returned last evening
from a short run up to Spokane.
Foley's Kidney Curt
nake kidneys end Madder rirht
' Signs of trouble appear in Europe
Franco-German tension at breaking
point Militant feeling spreads--Geneva
debate awaited Meanwhile
nationalists become insistent in de
mands for lost territory, is the gist
of headlines in daily newspapers this
week. Gosh, aren't you glad that
you live on this side of the pond?
The nationalist generalissimo in
China, to get his soldiers minded to
fighting has hit upon the idea of re
warding them with Mexican silver
dollars should they bring victory to
his arms against the red rebels. Not
how many dollars, but how many
victories, would seem to hinge on sue
When the time element is consider
ed, air rates are comparatively low.
Last year they averaged 11 cents a
mile; this year the average is eight
cents. The difference in cost be-
twecn rail and air transportation
from Lps Angeles to Kansas City is
but $36.00. -
The deadly cigarette fag and
tourist campfires are blamed for
Parts and Accessories
North side Main Street
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A modern non sectarian fifty bed hospital, with
all up to date modern hospital facilities for the care
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X-Kay 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.
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT
In the County Court of the- State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the , Matter of the - Estate of
Mitchell Thompson, Deceased.
To all persons whom it may con
cern: Notice is hereby triven that
Cecil Curl, administrator of the es
tate of Mitchell Thompson, deceased,
has filed his final account and report
in the administration of the estate;
that the County Judge by order duly
made and entered has appointed Mon
day the 15th day of September, 1930,
at the hour of ten o'clock in the fore
noon as the time and the County
Court House at Pendleton as the
place where all objections and ex
ceptions to said final account and re
port will be heard and a settlement of
the estate made.
Dated this 15th day of August,
CECIL CURL, Administrator.
Peterson & Lewis, Attorneys for
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, as 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
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of Robert
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
PENDLETON, Executor. ,
Peterson & Lewis, Attorneys for
Frick's Metal Weather Stripping is
For Sale Choice February ewe
lambs. There are twenty of them.
For Sale Good cream separator
for sale, or trade for wood. A. J.
Milk Cows Good, fresh Milk cows
for sale. Henry Koepke, Athena,
phone 32F12. -
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 tamarack and red fir poles for
sale at reasonable prices.
Wood Light Yellow Pine wood at
$5.50 per cord, accessible for truck
hauling. W. M. Harvey, Gibbon,
PETERSON & LEWIS '
Attorneys at Law
Stangier1 Building, Pendleton, Oregon
Practice in all State and Federaj
WATTS ft PRBSTBYB
" Attorneys-At-Law V
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
Pendleton. Oregon. 957 J
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 EL H. HILL Athena
BeHS Gray i
. Phone 593 ''V
Always At Your Service
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
DR. S. F. SHARP
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Dentist ; )
Post Building, Athena. Phone 582
We Have the Agency
For the :' ;'. ' , .. ',
Macy Tailoring System
Twin City Cleaners
- Phone 492
T. E. Smith, Prop. Freewater, Oregon
Foley's Honey and T&r
zures colds, prevents pneumonia-
in its new location,
Main at 6th Street
Shell Lubricating Oil Shell Dry
Geaner Shell Anto Polish
Shell Spring Oil
Farmers Grain Elevator
Grian and Feed
A Full Line of Sperry's Chick Feed
Phone 382 LEE WILSON, M'gr.
Published in the intesests of the people of Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Athena, Oregon, August 29, 1930
Judging from the way some
of our "self-made" men boast
about beginning life as a bare
foot boy, they seem to think the
Test of us were born with shoes
A. M. Johnson, Editor.
It was necessary to decide
whether a border farm lay on
Canadian or U. S. territory.
Surveyors finally announced to
the old lady who had just pur
chased it, that it just came
within the American side. The
old lady smiled with relief.
"I'm so glad to hear that," she
said. "I've heard that winters in
Canada are terribly severe."
Roofing yep we've heaps of
it; priced right, too.
Athena has the peas in the
It is probably a "100 to 1"
shot that your house needs
some repairing before the cold
weather starts. Roofs have
been known to leak, glass to get
broken, and lota of other things
to go wrong; Weatherstrip cuts ,
out a lot of the cold air that
creeps in around the doors and
Handi-man will help you fix
up the homestead.
For heat burn Tum-A-Lump.
For insulation use Plaster
Fixin' fence is good past
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fence posts go further and
deeper than anybody's ol' fence
posts. Talk to Matt about
Tum-A-Lumer is the best for
service, call 91 and you get a
smile with it.
In the Fall, prepare for Win
ter how high is your wood
pile, how low your coalbin?
Build up, fillup at our Turn-alum
If Matt's cranky, cheer him
up by giving him your order
for that up-to-date built-in
kitchen alteration you have been
thinking about for sometime
then watch the ol' dude smile.
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Reduction In Electric
The following reduction in Electric light rates will
be in effect on and after March 15, 1929; r
First 30 KWH hours used, per month..10c per K WH
Excess over 30 KWH used, per month....3c per KWH
The above rates apply when bills are paid in full within 10 day
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. J7c per KWH
Next 300.. per KWH
Next 400 fprKWH
Next 1000. . 4cierKWH
Excess over 2000 3cierKWH
The above rates apply when bills are paid in full within 10 day
from date of bill. Otherwise, the rate will be increased by 10 per
cent on each item.
Preston-Shaffer Milling Company