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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, JUNE 19, 1931
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Established Jan. I, 1887
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
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Athena, Oregon, June 19...... 1931
Addressing the American Institute
of Cooperation at Manhattan, Kan
sas, Arthur M. Hyde, secretary of
agriculture, ; said, "the . American
farmers can reach the golden goal of
economic equality. But to do so they
will have to sell on world markets at
world prices; That means that south
ern planters shall measure their liv
ing standards against those of India
and China; and that wheat growers
must meet Russian standards of liv
ing." This newspaper has never oh
served anything of particular value
Mr. Hyde has done for agriculture
. or the farmer since he joined Mr.
Hoover's cabinet. To the contrary he
is generally regarded as being a con
servative obstructionist, and the soon
er he is ousted from his important
office where he is in a position to
injure the cause of agriculture by
statements such as quoted above, the
quicker agricultural depression in this
country may be adjusted.
A feature of the Rose Show pro
gram at Portland was the dedication
of the new St. Johns bridge, a mag
nificent structure that replaces the
last of Portland's old time ferryboats.
A bunch of boat fishermen went
fishing the other day off Kiakksvik,
Faroe Islands, and came home with a
thousand whales. This is not a fish
President Hoover is making a
speech tour of the mid-western states.
Wonder what he will have to say to
the Kansas and Nebraska wheat raisers?
Capone having been indicted by a
federal grand jury, we may conjecture
where Chicago has been getting her
Russia works the world for mar
kets. Recently, reports the American
commercial attache in Begota, she
shipped free of charge to a large
flour concern in Columbia 60 sacks of
wheat for experimental milling pur
poses in competition with wheat
grown in America. This wheat is
similar in size, color and shape of
kernel to that grown in Manitoba,
The milling firm receiving this sam
ple has been supplied heretofore with
wheat from the United States.
"Forces are gathering for the next
period . of prosperity," says The In
surance Field, editorially. "When a
firm takes inventory it generally
slows down on everything else until
the process of itemization is finished.
For eighteen months the whole world
has been taking inventory of itself,
and all industry has slowed down
while undergoing the most searching
of serutiny from all directions.
The .widow of the late Governor
Patterson laid the cornerstone of the
log cabin dedicated at old Champoeg,
honoring the pioneer mothers of Ore
gon. To the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution belongs the honor of
erecting the splendid tribute to the
memory of the mothers who partici
pated in the first American govern
ment west of the Rocky Mountains.
Among the many measures passed
by the last legislature was one per
taining to the county unit for schools.
The new law provides that upon pre
sentation of a petition signed by
twenty-five per cent of the registered
voters the county court shall call an
election to decide the matter.
Six northwest canning organiza
tions with headquarters in Portland
have united their sales efforts through
the creation of a grower-owned re
gional cooperative under the name
, North Pacific Canners and Packers,
Inc. It was established under Fed
eral Farm Board authority.
A young minister of New Castle,
Indiana, has been given a ten.year
term in a reformatory for theft of an
automobile which he UBed for three
months in making calls pertinent to
his ministerial duties. There was no
evidence adduced to show there had
been any joyriding.
No other great country has so
many laws as the United States. No
other great country has so much law
breaking, it is said. This is not, of
course, a coincidence. It is gradually
being realized that too many laws
are as detrimental as too few laws.
In a recent address on "The Chang
ing Times," F. W. Robinson, vice-
president of the Union Pacific Sys-
tern, reviews the present transporta
He points out that when the rail
roads were returned to private hands
after the war, a definite program of
construction was started with a view
to making the greatest possible im
provement in service. As a result,
the American railroads are more ef
ficient, and do their work more eco
nomically, than at any other time in
their existence but their earnings
have for years been below a "fair re-turn."
"Oil and gas pipe lines, buses and
trucks, airways and inland water
ways, are all receiving a certain
amount of business that once went to
railroads. That these various car
riers serve a useful purpose goes
without saying. But railroads are our
most regulated industry and their
competitors, for the most part, are
either unregulated or regulation is
less severe," Mr. Robinson says.
"Railroad men do not complain of
fair competition. They do protest
against unfair competition. The
principal sufferers from the situation
at present are railroad employes and
stockholders. But if railroad earn
ings continue to dwindle, the public
will feel the results in lost taxes and
lowered railroad service a service
which is still and perhaps always will
be, the mainstay of transportation.
There are two ways out a more
liberal policy toward the railroads, or
subjecting other carriers to the rail
road type of regulation. The former
course is probably the better one
from all standpoints, for too much
regulation has helped put the rail
roads where they are today."
22 Years Ago
Friday; June 25, 1909
Miller & West, artesian well con
tractors, arrived in the city over the
Northern Pacific Friday evening irom
ProBRPr. Wash., with their artesian
well boring outfit. The big machine
was placed in position on tne property
of the Athena Land & Trust company,
Saturday. Work was started Monday
morning, since which time the big
drill has been churning away on us
quest for a gusher.
John Moon, a wheat errower near
Milton, and his wife ; are prostrated
with grief over the tragic death of
their son, aged 15, whose body was
found in the field, where he had been
bitten by a rattlesnake. Accompanied
w thin Antr. the hov left home Monday
to catch ground squirrels. The body
maa fnnnrl hv fl Sparphinor TlflrtV. ifte
ii avm.iu j o r .
boy had evidently been bitten by a
snake while reaching into a hole to
get a squirrel. His tracks showed
he had died while trying to reacn
Hugh and Emery Worthington and
Jake Booher spent a few days last
week on the river
WVipnt havine- has commenced and
the merry click of the binder is heard
in many fields.
Rev. H. E. Rvder and Chas. Betts
are in Portland this week in atten
dance on the National Baptist Con
Mrs. O. M. Ca.stleman. who has
been visiting her mother here for
some time, returned Monday to her
home in Portland.
Arthur Stone has finished his school
days, graduating from Whitman col
lege and has returned to his home in
The Rineharts began to settle in
their tnfc home- at the Freewater
park Wednesday morning. Every
Nnfirp in hprphv piven 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,
flrpo-nn. at 2 o'clock t. m.. on Satur
day, June 20, 1931, for the purpose
of electing three directors ana me
transaction of such business as may
come before the meeting. Dated at
Athena, Oregon, this 8th day of June
1931. U. U WlLSUJN, manager.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL
Notice is hereby given to the legal
voters pf 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 or electing a director lor ine
period of five years and the transac
tion of business usual at such meet-
Dated this 6th day oi June ivm.
Chairman Board of Directors.
Attest: J. F. Kershaw,
There may bo room for the big
commercial trucks, pulling their big
cumbersome trailers, but reasonable
safety to passenger traffic will come
only when the state goes to the enor
mous expense of extending the high
ways 100 per cent in width.
Scarface Al and sixty-eight mem
bers of his "bodyguard" at last have
something to think about other than
taking somebody for a ride. They
are strictly up against Uncle Sam,
chief "constabule" of the United
NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, as administratrix of the
estate of Reed Hill, deceased, has filed
her final account and report in
said estate with the Clerk of the
County Court of the State of Oregon
for Umatilla Countv: and that the
Judge thereof has fixed Saturday, the
20th day oi June, 1U31, at tne nour
of ten o'clock a. m., as the time, and
the County Court room in the court
house at Pendleton. Umatilla County,
Oregon, as the place lor tne near
ing of objections to such final account
and the settlement thereoi.
MARY I. HILL,
Administratrix of the estate of
Reed Hill, Deceased. M22J19
Raley, Raley & Warner, John F.
Kilkenny. Alfred F. Cunha, Attorneys
for Admx., Pendleton, Oregon.
Oh, Min! Three robbers in Capon
ville robbed Sydney Smith, cartoonist
and creator of "Andy Gump." Their
loot was $51,200 in jewels taken from
the artist and his wife. Smithy should
worry; he's lousy with Tom Carr
We are told the magnolia trees are
blossoming in Mississippi and that
the farmers down there have begun
tbeir annual gamble with drouth,
flood and boll weevil in good spirits,
train and interurban car that came in I
brought big delegations and they are
still commg, says a Freewater dis
Will Dobson and York Dell, dele
gates to grand lodge Knights of Pyth
ias session at Pendleton, returned
home yesterday. They report a splen
Mrs. B. B. Richards returned home
Saturday from LaCrosse, Wash.,
where she was a guest of her sister,
Mrs. Otis Whiteman She was ac
companied home by her little nephew,
Jnhn Pirri of Salem, is working in
the Luna blacksmith shop. Mr. Pic-
ard is owner of the fine timber claim
in the Blue Mountains.
A P. MeEwen returned Monday
from Portland, where he went as del
egate from Dolph Lodge oi this city
to the Masonic grand lodge:
Mrs. J. C. Stamper and daughter,
Miss Lela, returned Wednesday from
Birch creek, where they visited at the
home of Mrs. Stamper's mother.
The big drill in the artesian wen,
ran afoul of a nest of boulders yes
terday at a depth of 70 feet, which
emisprt rnnnirierahle annovance and
delay. Solid rock formation nas not
been encountered yet.
It is rather an unusual thing to
pick up cotton in the bale around
Athena , but such was Agent Smith's
experience one day this week. A
quantity was spilled on the railroad
track, presumably from a carload of
cotton in transit.
' Beautify the Complexion
Strengthen the Countour
RAPID CLEANSING CREAM
SKIN FOOD ' ' . -FINISHING
Athena Beauty Shop
Sadie Pambrun, Operator
May Leghornes Make Good Layers
Milton, Ore. Phone 1102
Main St H. H. HILL Athena
Wanted Clean, Cotton rags at the
Eyes examined, glasses properly
fitted at Schneller's, 39 East Main,
Pin Wood Place vour 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
The Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop. '
Courteous Treatment, Clean Beda
Tourists Made Welcome
Corner Main and Third
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
: Pendleton, Oregon .
Peterson & Lewis
Attorneys at Law
Practice in all State and Federal
Inland Empire Bank Building
Stop and Shop
at Harris' Barber and
Everything in Barber and Beauty
work efficiently done
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oreeon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of A. M.
Notice is hereby sriven that the
undersigned has been appointed ad
ministrator of the estate oi a. m.
Gillis, deceased, by the above entitled
AH nersons havinsr claims against
the said estate are hereby notified to
present the same to me at Athena,
Oregon, or to my attorneys, watts
& Prestbye, at their law office in
Athena, Oregon, within six (6)
months from the date of the first
publication of this notice. All claims
must be verified as by law required.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 5th
day of June, 1931.
F. S. LeGROW, Administrator.
Watts & Prestbye, Athena, Oregon,
Attorneys for estate. . ' J5J3
Wheat Alfalfa and
SnEEP FOR SALE
L. L. Montague, Arlington
There's No Escaping
, . i i. i.
tne man wno s out u
hook you for all you're
worth," specially if that
was more or less your
fault Your only protec
tion's Liability Insurance
and Plenty of It!
B. B. RICHARDS,
Watts & Prestbye
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
State and Federal Court Practice
Foley's Honey and Tor
cures colas, prevents pneumonia-
The First National Bank
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $110,000.00
Does a General Banking Business ..
and Maintains a Complete '
Trust Department -
Spring is here!
and with it comes
Send Us Your
In fact anything washable
ASK OUR MR. McINTYRE
Four Trips Weekly
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, Prop. Athena Phone 471
Bell CS, Gray
Milk and Cream
for Sale Here
Air 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 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, June , 1931
It is too bad that France
wouldn't allow Tex Guinan to
tour with her night club show.
It was about the only way we
know of to get a payment on
the foreign debt.
A. M. Johnson, Editor
A smile costs nothing. Start
the day with a smile and it will
end the same way. A house that
is well painted seems to smile
and spread cheer throughout
the whole neighborhood. Why
not make your home the cheer
ful one. It is easy, inexpen
sive, and worth while.
Henry Keen is remodeling his
farm home and when complete, '
it will be as a new home.
"This is going to be hard,"
said the contractor as he
smoothed down the concrete for
as a new walk, basement, drive ,
way or garage floor.
The bank recently put in a
sidewalk, helps a lot too.
Among the commodities that
are much lower these days are
some of our highbrows.
Your refrigerator is insulated.
Your home should be. Fir Tex
is ideal and it works both sum
mer and winter.
With cement at its present
low price, you can well afford to
put in those concrete improve
ments around your home, such
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.
With all of the high school
graduates going to work, the
country will soon be on its feet
Dad: "Whew. That spanking
I gave you tired me all out."
Son: "Yes, but you can sit
down and rest"
THE TWIN CITY CLEANERS
Lower Prices April 1st
Ladies Spring Coats $1 and UP Silk Dresses $125
and Up Wool Dresses $1 and Up
Men's Suits $1.25
. ;f 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
See Us ...
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
PRESTON-SHAFFER MILLING CO.
Electrical Department, Athena, Oregon. Phone 182