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THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 25, 1931
Established Jan. 1, 1887
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
F. B. BOYD. Owner and Publisher
One copy, one year..'. $2.00
One copy, six months .1.00
One copy, three months 75
Athena, Oregon, September 25, 1931
The economic world received a jolt
on its solar plexis when British of
ficials, bankers and financiers met in
extraordinary session Sunday and
suspended the gold standard in dras
tic measure to prevent further heavy
withdrawals of that metal. In this
connection it may be pertinent to re
mark that the $400,000,000 loaned
England by American bankers a few
days ago, either was not enough to
relieve the situation or else that huge
loan was used for something else.
Whether this action taken by one of
the world's leading nations will serve
to strengthen silver on a monetary
basis remains to be seen. Since the
drastic decline in the price of silver,
Pacific coast business, interested in
the Oriental trade, has been partic
ularly concerned. China uses silver
as the basis for her monetary system.
The decline in the value of silver has
reduced appallingly the purchasing
power of her silver stock. During the
war silver was $1.30 an ounce; now
it is about 30 cents. The silver stock
will buy one-fourth approximately of
what it once would buy.
fund, the rest was distributed among
third class passengers. Generous Jim
, Hugh Hume, founder and editor of
the Portland Spectator is dead. With
Hume's demise it is difficult to be
lieve that the Spectator can long sur
vive, for Hume, the stylist, the sa
tirist, made the Spectator.
The course of true love always was
cluttered up with thorns and cob
blestones. Here we have a $200,000
damage suit filed against Amiee Sem
pie McPherson's new bridegroom.
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The Nautilus is to be sent to Davy
Jones' lqcker with a stick of dyna
mite in deep waters off the coast of
Norway. By grace of sentiment
few souvenirs may be saved.
According to Oregon State college
agricultural extension service the fut
ure hog market does not look so good.
It appears that present rather low
prices for hogs are not due to in
creased domestic supplies, but rather
to poor demand in this country and
greatly reduced exports. Hog pro
duction in Europe has been increased
substantially, where formerly a large
amount of pork and lard from this
country had been marketed. Low
prices for feed grain is stimulating
hog production. The spring pig crop
in the whole country was estimated
at 2.5 per cent more than in 1930,
and intentions to raise fall pigs indi
cated a probable increase of around
18 per cent. The indicated increase
in the western states was 16 per cent
and the probable increase i fall pigs
around 30 per cent.
George Bernard Shaw is reported
to receive $1 per word for hia writ
ings. Which is just 99 cents a word
more than he is worth to this news
We call it a smashing victory 76
to 0 Oregon State over Willamette
There is a crisis in Manchuria
the Japs at one end, the Chinese at
Some difference in the cost of livery
hire back in the early '90s and auto
mobile transportation of the present
day. The new Walla Walla county
budget provides $11,077 for automo
bile and transportation items for
next year. More than that, the liv
ery hire money remained in local cir
culation, while most of the above
$11,677 expense item will float out of
the country bnck to Detroit and in
to Jawn D's. coffers.
Powers, cringing, cowardly murder
er of women and children was remov
ed from his jail cell to a strong pris
on to escape the clutches of a mob.
"My God! man, you don't know how
much I appreciate wliat you have
done for me," he exclaimed to the
sheriff after the car was well under
way, eluding his would-be lynchers.
A lot of time and expense would have
been saved had the car broken down
It costs money for school books.
We noted a bundle of them which
could be handily carried by most any
one, were listed in the wholesale in
voice at $134. These were text
books, covering high school courses
and brought to mind that anyone
having used or Becond-hand books
not in present use, could help a lot
by donating them to worthy students
or offering them for Bale at reduced
The total harvest of small seeds in
Klamath county where diversified
crops are being raised, this year will
exceed 100,000 pounds, which' is more
than twice the amount produced in
that county in any previous year, ac
cording to records kept by county
agent C. A. Henderson. Included in
this is 20,000 pounds of Kentucky
- blue grass seed, the first to be har
vested in Klamath county.
SCHOOL DISTRICT CRISIS
The following from the Enterprise
Record Chieftain touches upon a mat
ter that concerns other communities
besides the Wallowa county seat:
"Finances of the Enterprise school
district are drifting to a crisis. State
laws impose many requirements and
restrictions which are not easily com
plied with or dodged, and the income
each year falls far short of the bud
get estimate and the tax levy. This
means a deficit which will grow larg
er and the time is near at hand when
fixed charges will take all the money
paid in taxes, leaving nothing what
ever for running the school.
"The facts must be faced and a se
vere remedy must be applied. Ex
penses of operating the school must
be reduced at least $10,000 a year
more. This can be done by wholly
eliminating the high school, or going
back to the simpler high school of
thirty or forty years ago. Such a
high school would teach only the re
quired courses and would have to be
conducted by not more than three
teachers. By sticking to this simpli
fied plan, pupils probably could finish
their course in three years.
"The other districts in the county
maintaining high schools will be glad
to curtail expenses and operations
similarly and all that is needed is the
courage and initiative to adopt the
Indications point that self careless
ness contributed to cause for the
death of a young Portland aviator.
who was killed Sunday when bis
plane cracked as he was taking off
from Swan Island airport. He fail
ed to warm up his ship's motor. His
one passenger was injured seriously
and his version of the accident is ac
cepted as being correct.
British Columbia lumber mills are
operating on short shifts, thereby
providing work for two men where
but one was employed before. Very
little talking has been done about it
but up there they have evolved
definite plan for providing work for
those who need it.
Jimmy Walker had a break in luck
crossing the Atlantic on the steamer
Bremen, and won the pool on the
ships' run, amounting to $1250, Part
. of the winnings .went to the leamon't
COSTLY EXPERIENCE -(Lewis
When advertising of a product is
stopped the recollection of it fades.
Too many people do not believe this
until they have had some experience,
and the experience is costly. The
Lewis River News of Woodland, tells
the story of a forgotten product, an
excellent washing compound.
In 1904 Pyle's Pearline was favor
ably known to most American house
wives. That year the owners spent
500,000 in advertising it. In those
days that was a large appropriation
Pearline was an outstanding suc
cess, .scarcely a home that did not
have a package of Pearline in it.
Three years later the owner of the
company died, and the new owners
felt that they could save the money
spent for advertising. Accordingly
they ceased to advertise. The result
was that 8 years later the company,
good will and all, was sold for $12,'
The failure of the company was in
no way due to producing an article
inferior to others. It was purely due
to lack of advertising. The new own
ers felt that they could go on and re
ceive the business without advertis
ing. They felt that every housewife
in the land knew what Pearline was
and would continue to use it. They
had told their story in advertising
and thought that the American pub
lie would remember it always, and
that neighbor would tell neighbor and
the sales volume would be sustained
without further advertising.
Their experience is but one of many
examples that business cannot be bus
tained without continuous and per
sistent advertising. ,
22 Years Ago
Friday, October 8, 1909
A. D. Daly, representing Fairbanks
Morse company, is in the city this
week for the purpose of installing the
new pumping system, purchased from
his company some months ago, and
which for various reasons has been
delayed in arrival.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bell attended
the Walla Walla fair Wednesday.
A very pretty wedding took place
at 4 o'clock Sunday, October 3, 1909,
at the home of the bride s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Piper, at Sand
Hollow when the Rev. Meldrum of
Pendleton united in wedlock their
eldest daughter, Miss Dolly Piper,
with Mr. Fred Morrison.
The most extensive and best indivi
dual .stock exhibit at the Pendleton
fair was A. L. Swaggart's herd of
thoroughbred Poland China hogs. As
usual Mr. Swaggart carried off the
ribbons and sold a number of the
prize winners at good prices.
Frank Tharp was among the fair
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Weaver, October 3, 1909, a daughter.
Cashier Kemp of the Weston bank,
was a business visitor in tne city,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Forrest have
rented property in the city and will
move next week from their farm near
Thorn Hollow and take advantage of
Athena's excellent school facilities.
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Rogers were
up from Adams Tuesday shopping
with our merchants.
Miss Gertie Booher served in the
capacity of operator at the telephone
office this week.
J. W. Wright has sold his livery
stock and leased his barn to Dr. Jo
seph A. Baddley. .
Mrs. Lizzie Watts is having exten
sive improvements made on the Beck
property recently purchased by her.
New goods are arriving constantly
at Mrs. Lizzie Jones' millinery store.
Call soon and often if you would keep
up with the styles.
Many tons of the famous timothy
hay from the mountains have been
hauled into town during the past few
days, which will be shipped out over
the Northern Pacific and will be re
shipped to Alaska and other points.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Os-
burrt at their home, 393, Eugene
B. B. Richards
street, Portland, October 6th, ,1909,
an 8-pound daughter. "Doc" announ
ces that all are doing well, even him
self. Miss Edna Taylor left last week for
Pendleton, where she will take a
course in the business college.
Rev. S. L. Burrill, a Methodist min
ister, formerly pastor of the church
in this city, died Wednesday of this
week at his home in North Yakima.
His neice, Mrs- R. E. Stewart went
to North Yakima to attend the funer
M. L. Watts has purchased the
David Ferris farm of 160 acres. Mr.
Watts paid $75 per acre for it. Mr.
Ferris will use the proceeds from the
sale for payments on the land recent
ly purchased by him near Walla Wal
At the regular meeting of the city
council Monday evening the marshal
was instructed to enforce the cuifew
ordinance, and the bell now rings at
8 o'clock p. m. The matter of paint
ing and otherwise making improve
ments at the city Hall was discussed.
The usual grist of bills was audited
and ordered paid.
W. A. Rulison, well known in Athe
na under the pseudonym of "Kansas,"
appeared unexpectedly Tuesday here
among his mends, from his
present home in Kansas. Mr. Rulison,
who was formerly gardener, tree
pruner and general utility man for
many house holders in Athena for
several years, left for his former
home in Kansas about two years ago
and has been greatly missed in the
interim. He is doing well in his na
tive state in the gardening business,
and is now on his way to Seattle fair.
News is received by friends here
of the recent death of the infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hiteman, at
their home in San Francisco. The -little
one was born August 27th and
died September 29th.
And now we are to have a High
school orchestra. Just wait till you
hear the dulcet strains of music
wafted through the halls from the
strings of violins, guitars, and mando
lins in the hands of such German
artists as Hugh Lieuallen, Clarence
Brotherton, Clyde Brotherton, Floyd
Pinkerton, Glenn Dudley, Belle Mc
Intyre, Jessica McEwen and others.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Norris were
Walla Walla fair visitors yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alexander will
leave next week on a visit to friends
in the east. .
Wanted Clean, Cotton rags at the
Eyes examined, glasses properly
fitted at Schneller's, 39 East Main,
Calls answered promptly
Office at Residence in North Athena
Dr. W. Boyd Whyte
Stangier Building, Phone 706
Pendleton. Oregon, 957 J
Main St. H. H. HILL Athena
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
The Athena Hotel
MRS. LAURA FROOME, Prop.
Courteous Treatment, Clean Bcda
Watts & Prestbye
Main Street, Athena, Oregon
State and Federal Court Practice
Foley's Honey and Tar
tures colds, prevents pneumonia
Use one of our
during the hot weather
ASK OUR MR. McINTYRE
The First National Bank
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $110,000.00
Does a General Banking Business
and Maintains a Complete
has secured Mr. H. C. Arkell of Pendleton, Oregon,
as Mechanic and is now prepared to do all kinds of
repair work on Autos, Trucks and Tractors.
Our Work Is Guaranteed
J. E. Gallaher, Prop. Athena Phone 471
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
Tourists Made Welcome
Corner Main and Third
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Umatilla County.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Charles H. Potter, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has been appointed ad
ministratrix of the estate of Charles
H. Potter, deceased, by an order of
the above entitled Court.
All persons having 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 office in Athena,
Oregon, within six (6) months from
the date of the first publication of
this notice. All claims must be veil
fled as by law required.
Dated at Athena, Oregon, this 4th
day or fceptemDer, iaji.
ELLEN F. POTTER. Administratrix,
Watts and Prestbye, Athena. Ore
gon, Attorneys lor tstate. sju;
Published in the intesests of the people of Athena and vicinity by
THE TUM-A-LUM LUMBER CO. Phone 91
Penn Harris, Prop.
Wheat Alfalfa and
SHEEP FOR SALE
L. L. Montague, Arlington
Athena, Oregon, September 25", 1931
Me and President Hoover are
going to have a conference next
week on how to help me sell
more lumber prices are low
some thin awful how low
carpenters are hungry too!
Doggone the luck wish some
body would grab off some of our
lowest priced building material
A. M. Johnson, Editor
Insulation against the winter
weather is a good insurance
policy against cold and sickness.
Why not let us give you an esti
mate on the insulating of your
Our Tum-A-Lum coal is a
high heat and a low ash coal.
Why not let us fill your bin for
the coming winter, while the
prices are low? ,
They had been wedded a num
ber of years and had reached
the state of married life when
both spoke their minds pretty
"Do you remember years ago
in your father's parlor," he
commenced, "when I asked you
to say one little word that
would make me happy for life?
She sighed blissfully. , . .
"Yes, I remember," she pur
red. "Well," he replied sharply,
"you said the wrong one." .
Remember yofeg wife who has
to work in thekitchen. Why
not give her some new cup
boards, or ironing board to
make the work more pleasant?
With Tum-A-Lum paint these
new items will add much to
your present kitchen.
"He didn't tell me he loved
me," confided a girl to a friend,
"but he kissed me."
"Ah," replied the other, "he
must love you ; if he kissed
Pa, what are ancestors?
Well, my son, I'm one of
yours. Your grandpa is another.
Oh! Then why is it people
brag about them?
S'alL See you next week.
A. M. Johnson.
Farmers Grain Elevator
Grian and Feed
A Full Line of Sperry's Chick Feed
Phone 382 , LEE WILSON, M'gr.
THE TWIN CITY CLEANERS
Dependable Service -
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
For other prices, ask the Driver
Trade with the man who helps pay your taxes
W call for and deliver every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
T. E. SMITH, Proprietor, Phone 1571 Freewater Oregon
Why Pay More?
Plain and Frosted Mazda Lamps
25 Watt 17c
40 Watt ... 17c
, .60 Watt 17c
IZZIZI 100 WattZIZ!ZZZ.28c ZZZZI
150 Watt ......50c
CORRECT VOLTAGE and CORRECT LAMPS
ALL OTHER LAMPS ACCORDINGLY
PRESTON-SHAFFER MILLING CO. :
Electrical Department, Athena, Oregon. Phone 182