THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, NOVEMBER I, 1930 2te Mmn &tm AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher Subscription Ratea. One copy, one year $2.00 One copy, six months f 1.00 One copy, three months .75 Athena, Oregon, November 14, 1930 SETTLE IT Waste and inefficiency in the ex- periment of public ownership nearly bankrupted the state of North Da kota, and that experiment should be entered in the red by other states whenever the same experiment is ad vocated. In Oregon, for instance, the water power resources of the state were drawn into the November elec tion simply through a sudden move on the part of an electric power company to anuire a series of power sites in the southern part of the state. Sud denly the people were made aware through the application made by the company to the state engineer for Dermits covering the filings on the sites, that Oregon receives the piti ful sum of a fraction over two cents ner horse power for the electrical energy developed by the electric pow er utilities. Learning this fact led to the uprising at the polls on No- vember 4th. But the result of the election by no means need exclude this utility from participation in nower development in Oregon. It seems to us that electric power com panies by experience are the better qualified to develop the power . re sources of the state and should be per mitted to do so, but only when they pay into the state treasury a horse power rate adequate in value to the state's natural resource heritage, and recognize the rights of municipalities in local power development. The Press believes that a satisfactory set tlement of the power question in Ore gon for all time lies with the next session of the legislature. Admitted ly the members of the coming session are face to face with a momentous decision, but that they will legislate fearlessly and fair to all interests concerned is the expectation of their constituents. USELESS FARM AUTOMOBILES A writer in reviewing the trans portation convenience we are injoy ing, made possible by the age of mo torized vehicles, finds that the fine fruits of the automobile are restrict ed, largely, to comparatively urban areas. "The automobile," he' says, "has made it possible for us to go from state to state in less time than it once took to go from town to town. It has, by giving us a fast, econom ical and efficient means of transport ing commodities over short distances, been of tremendous benefit to busi ness. But five or ten or fifteen miles away from main highways, in farm ing localities, we find roads over which ho motor car can travel during several months of each year. The resi dents of these sections are as com pletely cut off from personal and in dustrial contacts with the outside world as were their grandfathers. A few days or weeks of bad weather make their motor vehicles useless. The amazing progress of the twen tieth century was the result of the mechanization of all phases of in dustry. Agriculture has not suf ficiently shared in this movement. Our farmers need good roads which are serviceable at all times of the year. Such roads can be built at low cost with the use of asphaltic ma terials for waterproofing the sur face, and pay for themselves time and again in increased farm prosperity." When fire broke out recently in the Ellison shaft of the Homestake mine in South Dakota, considered the larg est gold mine in the world, the shift boss called each level in the mine by telephone, ordering each boss to call the roll of his men and to rush them out of the mine. The Homestake mine has a complete telephone sys tem underground. These telephones arc connected to the company switch board. That switchboard in turn is connected to the nearest telephone central office. Officials indicated that the telephone system probably avert ed a much more horrible disaster, in volving the loss of many lives. As it wns, only two men were killed and they were trapped in an elevator cage in the Ellison shaft and were killed when the steel cable burned in two and the cage fell several hundred feet. to indulge in all the "socialist" bunk he may want , o It is sincerely to be hoped that amicable relations may exist between the two great political parties in the next Congress out of duty to the na tion in the present industrial ', and business depression, since the re publicans request it. And we have no doubt the democrats will bury their election laurels lay them aside as it were and assist the republican party, custodian of the "full dinner pail" since the days of Mark Hanna, in, holding the ramparts of the high protection castle against the common foe, old man Depression, and flail heck out of him. The Bureau of the Census states, after a study of 250 American com munities, that the cost of operating city governments in this country more than doubled during the ten year following 1917. In 1917 per capita payment for operation and maintenance of general departments of these governments was $19.17; in 1927 it was $40.98 and in 1928, $42.63, While no official survey has been made for later years, it will undoubt edly be found that further increases occurred in 1929 and 1930. o "The Oregon Trail" has been select ed by the Oregon Historical Society as the subject for the 1931 Beekman Essays contest. Prizes will be award ed for the four best original essays on this subject written and submitted by students between the ages of 15 and 18, attending any public or pri vate school, college university or other educational institution within the state of Oregon. o A very sensible suggestion is made by Milton A. Miller in the Oregon Journal anent the muddle the uncon stitutionality of the tax law has plac ed the state in. Miller suggests that tax bills and other bills be referred to the supreme court for approval be fore, instead of after they are made into laws. o Mr. Prestbye may well feel elated over the splendid race he made in his home county. He ran ahead of his ticket and defeated his republican op ponent in Umatilla, which is over whelmingly republican. CLASSIFIED NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned has been appointed ad ministratrix of the estate of Reed Hill, deceased, in the County Court of the State of Oregon, for Umatilla County. All persons having claims against the said estate are hereby required to present such claims duly verified, and with proper vouchers attached, to the undersigned at the office of Raley, Raley & Warner, in the Frist Nation al Bank Building, in Pendleton, Ore gon, within six months from date of this notice, the same being dated and published the first time this 7th day of November, 1930. MARY I. HILL, As Administratrix of the Estate of Reed Hill, deceased. Raley, Raley & Warner, John F. Kilkenny & Alfred F. Cunha, Pendle ton, Oregon, Attorneys for Adminis tratrix. N7D5 23 Years Ago J NOTICE OF ROAD DISTRICT MEETING t Notice is hereby given that a road ditsrict meeting of the legal voters of Special District No. 61, Umatilla County, State of Oregon is called for November 17th, 1930, commencing at the. hour of 1 o'clock, p. m. of said day and continuing until 5 o'clock p. m. thereon, which meeting will be held at the School House in School Dis trict Number 30. of Umatilla Coun ty, in Umatilla County, State .of Ore gon, and within said Special Road District No. 61. for the purpose of voting a special tax of not to ex ceed ten mills on the dollar on all taxable property in the said Special Road District No. 61 as defined by the report of the County Road Master of Umatilla County, Oregon, filed on the 7th day of July, 1930; said tax to be expended under the supervision of the County Court for such purpose, for making the proposed road im provements in said Special Road Dis trict No. 61. This notice is published by order of the County Court of Umatilla County, State of Oregon, which said order was made and entered of record on the 6th day of August. 1930. COUNTY COURT OF UMATILLA COUNTY, STATE OF OREGON. By: I. M. SCHANNEP, County Judge of Umatilla County. Oregon. K. JS. BEAN, County Commissioner of Umatilla County, Orgeon. J. U. HALES, County Commissioner of Umatilla County. Oregon. Attest: R. T. BROWN, County Clerk of Umatilla County. Oregon. 031N14 Frick's Metal Weather Stripping is Best. Hay for Sale Wheat hay for sale. F. J. Jackson. For Sale For good, dry wood, see R. B. McEwen. Turkeys Fancy grain and milk fed turkeys for sale. Phone 30F15. 2t For Sale Eight room house and three full lots. Mrs. S. F. Sharp, Athena. For Sale Three full-blooded Jersey bull calves. Floyd Pinkerton, Athe na, phone 26F5. Eyes examined, . glasses properly fitted at Schneller's, 39 East Main, Walla Walla, For Sale Two registered Guernsey bull calves at $75 and $25. Louie Ringel, Athena, phone 32F21. Advocacy for a public service com mission that will function with fair ness to the public and not entirely sit as umpires in hearing utility contro vcrsaries, does not necessarily mean a socialistic program ''behind a smoke screen of abuse of public service com missions," as alleged by a leading in dustrial journalist. If plain, wide open criticism and publicity will bring about a shukeup in public service commissions and result in general benefit to the public as well as giv ing the utility boys a fair shake, the said industrial journalist is welcome :OME VISITORS : i wExcurslon I Fares East M Fare and One-Third M M for Round Trip to K ftM CHICAGO h If M mi OMAHA CHICAGO DES MOINES 6IOUX CITY COUNCIL BLUFFS KANSAS CITY 6T. LOUIS DULUTH ST. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS MILWAUKEE Departure Dates! NOV. 1, 8, 18, 22. 24, 29 DEC. 6, 13, 18, 19, 20 Return limit Ftb. S3, 1M1 Stopovtr privileges Hi. i fcv -!Jrt U IN I U I n PACIFIC C M. EAGER, Agent, Athena, Oregon SUMMONS (Eauitv No. 4950) In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Umatilla County. H. A. Street and Betha C. Street, , husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs. Inez Westerdale and A. M. Wester dale, her husband; Carrie M. Shook and Samuel W. Shook, her husband; Jane DoeJ Davis and F. A. Davis, her husband; Pike Steel and Jane Doe Steel, his wife; Also all other persons or parties unknown claim ing any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described in the complaint herein, Defendants. To Inez Westerdale and A. M. West erdale, her husband; Carrie M. Shook and Samuel W. Shook, her husband; Jane Doe Davis and F. A. Davis, her husband; Pike Steel and Jane Doe Steel, his wife; Also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, iien or in terest in the real estate described in the complaint herein, the above named defendants: In the name of the State of Oregon: you are hereby required to appear and answer the complaint filled against you in the above entitled court and cause within four weeks from the date of the first publication of this summons and if you fail to so appear and answer, for want there of, plaintiffs will apply to said court for the relief prayed for and demand ed in said complaint, to-wit; A decree that plaintiffs have an interest and estate in the following described lands, to-wit: Lot 11 in the Southeast quarter and the Northwest quarter of the South east quarter and the South Half of the southwest quarter of the North east quarter of Section 3, in Town ship 3 North, of Range 35 EWM: ex cept the following described acre which was sold to School District No. 11: Commencing at the Southwest corner of Lot 11 in the Southeast quarter of Section 3, Township 3 North, Range 35 tWM., as a starting point, thence run due North on the quarter Section line 11 2-3 rods, thence at right angles due East 11 2-3 rods, thence at right angles due South 11 2-3 rods, thence at right angles due West 11 2-3 rods to the point of beginning. And that plaintiffs have such in terest and estate in said land free from any right, title, estate, hen or interest of you. and each of you, and that you, or any one or more of you, have no right, title, estate, lien or in terest in said land, or in any part thereof, and perpetually restraining and enjoining you, and each of you, your heirs and assigns, from assert ing or claiming any right, title, es tate, lien or interest in said land, or in any part thereof, adverse to plain tiffs. This summons is served upon you by publication thereof for four suc cessive weeks in the Athena Press by order of Honorable James Alger ree. Judge of the Court above named, and which said order was made and dated the 2lst day of October, 1930, and the date of first publication of this sum mons is the 24th day of October, 1930. I. M. Schannep, Attorney for Plain tiffs, Postoffice address, Pendleton Oregon. 024-N21 RELIABLE WATCH REPAIRING Main St B. H. HILL Athena Friday, December 6, 1907 Fred Kershaw, clerk of School Dis trict No. 29, this week completed the census taking of children of school age residing in the district. Mr. Ker shaw found 269 children of school age residing in the district as against 234 enumerated in last year census re port given by the school clerk, an in crease of 85 pupils. There are J27 more boys of school age than there are girls. The Palace Drug Company was in corporated -Monday in this city with a capital stock of $5,000. The in corporators are Dr. J. D. Plamondon, A. Plamondon and William McBride. Mr. and Mrs. George Dunlap re turned yesterday from a visit with friends at Portland and other valley points.. Tharp Bros, have invested in an automobile, and are now enjoying this glorious weather in giving the ma chine a tryout. Mrs. Gen Harris will go with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence La Brache to the farm, where she will make her home for the winter. Miss Kitty Sharp will probably go to Condon, Gilliam county, soon, to take .charge of the primary depart ment of the public school there. Dr. Plamondon reports 5 cases of measles in the family of A. O. Kirk south of town, and 3 cases in the fam ily of Mrs. Lola Payne in this city. The ladies of the M. E. Aid society gave a farewell party to Mrs. A. M. Gillis at her home in this city Tuesday evening. The Gillis family will leave shortly for their new home in Adams county Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jenkins have recently moved from their fruit ranch at Hood River and are now living on a 500 acre farm about ten miles from Salem. The roller skating craze has invaded Helix P. D. Mann, proprietor of the local rink, has opened a rink in the little city up the flat, and Tuesday night 62 Helix people enjoyed , the sport. Miss Grace Hawks and Mr. Robert Cronin were married in Pendleton at the home of the bride's parents Wed nesday evening. The bride is well known to Athena people, having spent her early girlhood here. The groom is employed on the Oregon Daily Journal, at Portland. Dr. and Mrs. Heisley gave an old fashioned candy pull Tuesday evening to the older patients under their care. A pleasant time was passed, and the guests pronounced the doctors most excellent candy makers, as well as en tertainers. Last evening Miss Lula Tharp en tertained a number of her young friends at her home on Current street. Games and music were the order of the . evening, and refreshments were served. . Charles Gay and . Henry Bergevin have leased the Athena Hotel for one year, with the option of buying at the end of that time. The hotel will forthwith be run under their manage ment, and Mr. Millen and Mr. and Mrs. Harden, who have so long man aged the business of the house suc cessfully, will retire. Mr. and Mrs. Harden will rent a private house and remain citizens of Athena. Mr. Mill en's plans are not known at present. Homer I. Watts principal of the Athena High school was admitted to the bar, at Tuesday's session of the supreme, court in Pendleton. Mr. Watts is a graduate of the law de partment at Harvard College. Joseph N. Scott left Sunday via Walla Walla for Seattle, where he expected to be joined by his brother, Dr. Will R. Scott, when the two would ro by water to San Francisco. Mr. Scott will . then go to Huntington Beach, where he will be united in marriage with Miss Estella Preston, returning home with his bride in about two months.- Miss Preston is well known in this county, where she was raised from childhood. "Are You Satisfied" with your personal appearance? Try a famous Marinello facial or a more ad- 8 vanced one in muscle toning to build up those sag- gmg laciai muscies or reauce inai aouDie cnin. we also specialize in tinting gray or faded hair to re store its natural color and lustre. " In fact we can serve you well in all lines of beauty culture and tonsorial work. '.'v 1 Nestle LeMur Permanent Wave $7.50 HARRIS' BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOP Phone 492 'Building Material and Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company We Have the, Best Eastern Fried Oysters Hot Tamales Chili Beans KILGORE'S CAFE i i i i i s -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-Ray and bacteriological labortories, washed air ventilation." : 4 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. ' Gallaher' s Garage J. E. Gallaher Athena Phone 471 Continental Oil Company Always at Your Service Athena Service Station Gas, Oils, Greasing : : Automobile Accessories Tires BRYCE BAKER, Prop. . . Athena, . . Phone 762 Farmers Grain Elevator Company Grian and Feed SPECIAL A Full Line of Sperry's Chick Feed Phone 382 LEE WILSON, M'gr. We Have the Agency For the Macy Tailoring System of America Twin City Cleaners Phone 492 T. E. Smith, Prop. Freewater, Oregon Reduction In Electric Light Rates The following reduction in Electric light rates will be in effect on and after March 15, 1929: Residential Rates First 30 KWH hours used, per month..10c 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 . 6cperKWH Next 400 . ...5c per KWH Next 1000. 4c per KWH Excess over 2000 :l3c 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 The Military Bird The wild geese and ducks are arriving on their annual migration from the great north.' . ; The goose, the noblest of all game birds, is the only bird who conducts his affairs in military order. He flies in perfect formation, wears a beautiful uni form and places sentinels when in camps. He is a wary fellow and it is the keen sportsman who can out-general him. For the accommodation of the particular and discriminating hunter, we carry a stock of U M C Ammunition. Our Remington long range loads will out shoot, shell for shell, any make or brand of heavy, long range loads on the market.