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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, JUNE 12, 1931
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Established Jan. 1, 1887
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
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One copy, six months $1.00
One copy, three months.... 75
Athena, Oregon, June 12,. , 1931
Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veternarian,
always a consistant friend of the
horse,- says: "Horses have always
been used during the eras of cheap
farm products and unless prices ad
vance, unquestionably many farmers
will go back to horses. Before the
advent of the tractor, the truck and
th,e automobile, one-fourth of our
total farm acreage was devoted to
the raising of horse feed. Gas mo
torization is really part of what is
wrong with agriculture. Some day
we will have a farm tractor or motor
that will run with some product that
comes from the distillation of our
farm surplus or wastes. Unless we
have a machine that will render power
from what we raise, unless we have a
market that will pay ua a profit on
what we raise, we must go back to
a form of farm motor power that will
consume our excess products and help
ua rebalance our agriculture. The
horse is capable of doing this."
Many of the states through . their
agricultural agencies are urging
growers to grade and pack farm pro
duce in small, attractive containers
properly labeled. By this means sales
and increased consumption are stimu
lated. New methods of packing are
being tried out in Florida, under di
rection of the Bureau of Agricultural
Economics. For example, one large
grower packs high quality, graded
potatoes in 6-pound paper boxes and
12 of these a total of one bushel
are packed in a larger ventillated
pasteboard box ready for local sale
or shipment. One lot of 500 bushels
.was recently consigned to a New
York firm and retail at around 5 cents
a pound or $3.00 per bushel. Where
more attention is paid to packaging
potatoes in Oregon, less competition
from transient growers is felt, ac
cording to the new State Agricultural
grains through feeding it to live
stock. All of which is perfectly good
advice if one happens to have the
livestock to feed.
Athena will move over to Weston
en masse tomorrow to participate in
the annual reunion of Umatilla coun
ty pioneers, to meet old-time friends
and to have a good time generally.
Maybe that Los Angeles Mayor is
in the habit of eating his toast, while
the French custom is to drink their's.
Anyway he seems to be out of place.
The public is being warned that in
certain parts of the country persons
purporting to be "life insurance ex
perts" are indulging in a systematic
campaign of "twisting." In other
words, such a person will approach
a life insurance policyholder with a
proposition that he drop a present
policy and take in its place another
form of contract in some other com
pany, presumably for the sake of
saving money. No policyholder in any
established legal reserve life insur
ance company can drop, or exchange
an existing legal reserve policy with
out loss to him. The person who
recommends such a change is doing
it solely for personal profit. "Twist
ing" is prohibited by law in many
states because it is harmful to the in
terest of the policy holder.
The growth of the Grange in Ore
gon is noteworthy. State Master C.
C. Hulet is credited with the state
ment that it is leading every other
state in the union in the matter of
new units established since Novem
ber last year. During the last year,
from May 25, 1930 to May 1931,
thirty-eight new granges have been
organized and one re-organized. There
were also added during this period
nmnnfl and nlnvnn -Til VPT1 1 1 0
Granges. The total net gain during
the year was 2562. The total member
ship reached approximately 22,000.
Violation of the prohibition law is
so flagrant in this country that "any
boob can see it," said George L.
Baker, dry mayor of Portland, in New
York City. "Enforcement is the
most trying work of municipal, state
and federal authorities," Mayor Baker
said, "because people who are ordin
arily strong for general enforcement
of all laws and are good American's
under ordinary conditions, violate the
prohibition laws and contribute to the
breaking down of other laws. They
feel that their personal liberties are
(Mrs. Ralph McEwen)
The Campfire movement was incor
porated nationally in 1912 out of a
feeling for the need for such an or
ganization. It was built truly on a
firm foundation, the proof lying in
the fact that the program has become
increasingly usable during the years
of its service.
It was planned to take care of the
out-of-school time for adolescent girls
and it is built around three important
factors: It provides activities of na
tural interest to girls, it makes these
activities doubly interesting through
an appeal to the imagination, working
quietly toward the end that through
fun and happiness girls may achieve
a beautiful and useful womanhood.
The activities are classified under
the seven crafts which form the basis
for the system of awards and honors.
These are: home craft, health craft,
hand craft, camp craft, patriotism
and citizenship. There are 800 or
more honors which may be earned in
the crafts mentioned. These are di
vided into ranks so that always there
is a higher goal to be striving toward.
Another distinctive thing in the pro
gram of campfire girls is the use of
symbolism and ceremony and ritual.
It helps them express their ideal and
aspirations and to share them with
their friends without being laughed
at. It is no small thing for a group
of girls to feel that they are doing
and loving the same things that over
one hundred thousand girls are do
ing. The Campfire program does not imi
tate any organization for boys. It
aims to train girls for their responsi
bilities which will always remain dis
tinct from those of boys. It is free
from anything military, using no mili
tary terms or insignia. It provides
for formal exercise by means of hike
and game, and by the showing of
home responsibilities it teaches co
operation and team work, and what
is more important, disciplined indi
viduality. It aims to keep girls girls,
and develop them through wholesome
activities into womanly women.
Notice is hereby given that the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the Farmers' Grain Elevator company
of Athena, Oregon, will be held at
the office of the company in Athena,
Oreeon. at 2 o clock p. m., on batur-
day, June 20, 1931, for the purpose
of electing three directors and the
transaction of such business as may
come before the meeting. Dated at
Athena, Oregon, this 8th day of June
1931. R. L. WILSON, Manager.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL
Notice is hereby riven to the legal
voters of Union High School District
No. 7, of Umatilla County, State of
Oregon, that the ANNUAL SCHOOL
MEETING of said District will be
held at the school house; to begin at
the hour of 2 p. m., o'clock to 7 p.
m. o'clock on the fourth Monday of
June, being the 22 day of June, A. D.
This meeting is called for the pur
pose of electing a director for the
neriod of five years and the transac
tion of business usual at such meet-in-
. .. .
Dated this 5th day of June wai.
Chairman Board of Directors.
Attest: J. F. Kershaw,
22 Years Ago
Friday, June 18, 1909
Pursuant to a call issued by Mayor
McEwen, the members of the Athena
fire department met in the city hall
Monday evening for the purpose of
electing department officers. Dele
gates from Hose companies Nos. 1
and 2 and hook and ladder company
No. 1 were present and took part in
the organizati'i proceeding. H. O.
Worthington was elect id president;
York Dell, secretary and K. A. Bar
A. B. McEwen is attending Mosonic
grand lodge this week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kirk and Mr.
and Mrs. Edwnrl Koonlz are camping
on the river this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dobson and Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Smith were guests Sun
day of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Jack.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Rhodes and Mar
ion and Georgie Hansell went over to
the Umatilla river Wednesday.
Friends have received news of the
arrival of a bouncing baby girl in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Shick,
William Winship left Sunday eve
ning for the Coeur d'Alene Indian
reservation to look over the land that
is to be thrown open to settlers soon,
Dean Dudley is assisting the sales
force this week at Jarman's Depart
ment Store. Master Eddie Jarman
is also over from the Weston store.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Stone attended
commencement exercises at Whitman
College this week. Their son Arthur
was a member of the graduating
Wm. Schrimpf this week purchased
a new McCormick header from C. A.
Barrett & Co. The new machine is a
14-foot cut and has all the modern
Benney Gross wafted in from Cor
vallis this week and will spend the
May Leghornes Make Good Layers
Milton, Ore. Phone 1102
Main St H. H. HILL Athena
The Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beds
Tourists Made Welcome
Corner Main and Third
Oregon has the lowest birth rate in
the nation 14.1 per 1000. Nevada
comes next with 14.2 and Washington
and California are close behind with
14.6 and 14.8 respectively. At the
present .expectation of life, about 59
years, it requires about 17 births per
1000 to maintain permanently a
stationary population without immigration.
NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING
Nntica ia Viprpbv clven that the
undersigned, as administratrix of the
estate of Keed Hill, deceased, nas niea
her final account and report in
said estate with the Clerk of the
County Court of the State of Oregon
for Umatilla county; ana tnat me
Judge thereof has fixed Saturday, the
20th day of June, rJiU, ai me nour
of ten o'clock a. m., as the time, and
the County Court room in the court
house at Pendleton, Umatilla County,
rirorrnn na tha nlaoe Tor me near-
ino- of objections to such final account
and the settlement mereoi.
MARY 1. HILL
Administratrix of the estate of
Rop Hill. Deceased. M22J19
RnW Rn nv ffi Warner. Jonn r
Kilkenny, Alfred F. Cunha, Attorneys
for Admx., rendleton, uregon.
Lowtr price levels seem to have in
fluenced a radical change in meat
consumption. Market statistics dis
close a notable increase in the con
sumption of lamb and mutton and a
decrease in that of pork, veal and
beef. Also lamb and mutton show
. the largest gain in production, 60 per
cent since 1922.
.More and more is heard the ad
vice to market wheat and other
TtffYrTPR to CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla Lounty.
In the Matter of the Estate of A. M.
nil! in MIS1.
Mnlina ia hnrptlV fi-iVBH that the
undersigned has been appointed ad
ministrator or me estate oi a. m.
Gillis. deceased, by the above entitled
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby notified to
to me at Athena,
Oregon, or to my attorneys, Watts
& l'restbye, at their law omce m
Athena, Oregon, within six (6)
mnntha from thp rinta of the first
publication of this notice. All claims
must be verihed as by law required.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 5th
day oi June,
P S. I.efiROW Administrator.
Watts & Prestbve. Athena. Oresron.
Attorneys for estate. J5J3
Stop and Shop
at Harris' Barber and
Everything in Barber and Beauty
work efficiently done
summer at his home in this city. He
is an O. A. C. student and is taking
a four year course.
The will of Jerry St. Dennis which
involves an estate valued at $25,000,
is to be contested by the sons, Joe,
Jeremiah and Nelson, on the grounds
that when the will was signed, the
father was intoxicated. The docu
ment gives the stepmother possession
of the property, the sons being en
tirely cut off.
"Mike" Winship, the well known
dray horse, died of old age this week,
and is now peacefully at rest. He
and old "Breeze" are remembered by
pioneers as being a good team. The
Press man remembers when Abe
Jones brought the team to Athena,
then Centerville, 20 years ago.
It is now known to the kids that
the electric wires at the hose station
are real live ones. H. O. Worthing
ton found one of the lads who tried
them, in a serious predicament the
other day and released the little fel
low, who was severely, though not
seriously shocked by the voltage.
Mrs. Mclntyre, with her family has
moved back to Athena from Weston
and will occupy a house in the north
part of town until such time as her
own property is vacated by Mr.
Myers. This estimable family is cor
dially welcomed to their own town,
and will contribute three bright stu
dents to Athena's high school next
year, Misses Laura and Belle, and
Wanted Clean, Cotton rags at the
Eyes examined, glasses properly
fitted at Schneller's, 39 East Main,
Pine Wood Place your orders for
winter wood now and save money.
12, 16, and 24 inch old growth yellow
pine at $4.00 on all orders received
before July 4. Write or see Shannon
Oshea, Meacham, Oregon. Will deliver.
Calls answered promptly
Office at Residence in North Athena
Dr. W. Boyd Whyte
Stangier Building, Phone 706
Pendleton. Oregon. 957 J
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. Dale Rothwell
The best in glasses at a reasonable
Over Woolworth's Phone 1286
Peterson & Lewis
Attorneys at Law
Practice in all State and Federal
Inland Empire Bank Building
Wheat. Alfalfa and
SHEEP FOR SALE
L. L. Montague, Arlington
Watts & Prestbye
Attorney s-A t-Law
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
State and Federal Court Practice
Foley's Honey and Tar
tures colds, prevents pneumonia-
Beautify the Complexion
Strengthen the Countour
RAPID CLEANSING CREAM
Athena Beauty Shop
Sadie Pambrun, Operator
Spring is here!
and with it comes
Send Us Your
In fact anything washable
ASK OUR MR. McINTYRE
Four Trips Weekly
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The First National Bank
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $110,000.00
Does a General Banking Business
and Maintains a Complete
Eastman Hawkeye Cameras
As a special offer to our Customers, we will
give one of these cameras free for each tire pur
chase or other sale amounting to $5.00 cash or
$10.00 payment on account.
Call in and get particulars
J. E. Gallaher. Ptod. Athena Phone 471
Bell CS, Gray
:' Prices Rieht
Milk and Cream
for Sale Here
All the Time
Continental Oil Company
Germ Processed Motor Oil
Athena Service Station
"Service With a Smile"
Automobile Accessories Tires
BRYCE BAKER, Prop. . . Athena, . . Phone 762
Farmers Grain Elevator
Grian and Feed
A Full Line Of Sperrys Chick Feed
Phone 382 LEE WILSON, M'gr.
Published in the intesesta of the people of Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER CO. Phone 91
There's No Escaping
the man who's "out to
hook you for all you're
worth' specially if that
was more or less your
fault. Your only protec
tion is Liability Insurance
and Plenty of It!
B. B. RICHARDS,
Athena, Oregon, June , 1931
About this time of the year
you want to start resting
for your summer vacation.
A. M. Johnson, Editor
If you are planning a nice va
cation this year and your wife
has a lot of work planned for
you to do around the house dur
ing this said vacation, just re
member our HANDI MAN
SERVICE does all kinds of
painting, repairing, and fixing.
Dad: "Whew. That spanking
I gave you tired me all out."
Son: "Yes, but you can sit
down and rest"
. It pays to use the best. That
is why we suggest the use of
Tum-A-Lum paint for your
painting. It carries a double
guarantee of satisfaction.
With all of the high school
graduates going to work f the
country will soon be opi Itsfeet
get in those fences. 7 foot fence
posts for 19c. Good split cedar
posts that will last for years.
Our plan department "Likes
to help folks build." Wouldn't
you like to have that dream
home put on paper and then
How time does fly and it is
almost fly time again. Screens,
screen doors, and -screened in
porches. Why not on your
home? You deserve it.
It is a good time of year to
The price of cement is lower
than the basement of your
house. There never was a bet
. ter time to put in new walks,
fish pools, driveways, and per
haps a garage floor.
1 1 1
Cement $1.00 a sack. Gravel
is only $3.50 a yard.
Make those CONCRETE IM
We can imagine that the
height of embarrassment is
when two eyes meet through
the same keyhole."
THE TWIN CITY CLEANERS
Lower Prices April 1st
Ladies Spring Coats $1 and UP Silk Dresses $1.25
and Up Wool Dresses $1 and Up
Men's Suits $1.25
Vf For other prices, ask the Driver
Trade with the man who helps pay your taxes
We call for and deliver every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
T. E. SMITH, Proprietor, Phone 1571 Freewater Oregon
and other electric appliances, including Sad-Irons,
Percolators, Toasters, Waffle Irons, Hotplates,
Vacuum Sweepers, G. E. Refrigerators; and Hot
point Electric Stoves. In fact, everything electrical
I PRESTON-SHAFFER MILLING CO.
I Electrical Department, Athena, Oregon. Phone 182