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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1914)
The Maupin Times
Published Every Wednesday at Maupin, Oregon, By
W. C. WALKER.
Subscription: One Year, $1.50,Six Months 75cts,Three Months 50cti
SEPTEMBER 2, 1914
With this, the first issue of The Maupin Times, we greet you
and wish you well. We will refrain from making promises as to
its future excellence but let each issue, as it appears from week
to week, speak for itself ; and trust that it may receive your char
itable consideration and approval. In this introductory stata
ment we do not wish to phrase a high sounding editorial, but to
make a plain statement, a straightforward business talk to the
people of southern Wasco county such a statement as we would
wish to make to each one of you personally if the writer could be
pitting in your home as you read this.
The name selected for the paper was chosen because it seem
ed to be suggested by our idea as to a newspaper in this Action.
It will work with all good citizens in developing the natural re
sources of the country, in uniting the different sections on mat
ters of common interest, in encouraging the local trade and good
feeling between merchants and farmers, in discovering and ad
vertising whatever is best for the commercial, mental and moral
advancement of the people; and first, last and all the time, pub
lishing all the local news all that our own efforts and the assis
tance of our kind readers and friends can secure.
To boost for desirable changes in the great work of the age,
and to aid in this work is our one delight. This town, Maupin, of
fers exceptional advantages to southern Wasco county as a rail
road point. It has already become an important shipping center.
Through the columns of The Times attention will constantly be
called to these advantages. The down hill haul, the good grades,
the warehouse facilities and other advantages will each be dwelt
upon at length from week to week in the solumns of The Times.
There are other community centers in southern Wasco county
which will also come in for their full share of attention and ad
vertising. Tygh Valley is an attractive and progressive little
city. Like Maupin, you people in the Valley have many excep
tional advantages. It will be a pleasure and a duty for The Times
to boost for the fair which you have announced, as well as any
other worthy enterprise that you may undertake and for your
community, as such. What we ask for our part is your coopera
tion. The writer was impressed by the splendid country around
Wapinitia and the advantages that locality offers. You people up
on the flat are our brothers, our fellow CITIZENS, and shall re
ceive a full share of our attention. Smock, Wamic, the Bakeoven
country and Criterian are invited to join us and allow us to join
them in boosting them and advertising their interests separately
and collectively. We are ambitious to reach still other more dis
tant communities with our work and our influence. If you are of
an exceedingly narrow and jealous disposition you will not be in
terested in the work of The Times.
On the commercial side, we expect to give you a first clas
local newspaper and render first class service in each department;
and we expect to charge a reasonable, living price for subscrip
tions, advertising and printing, and expect to prove worthy of
your continuous and liberal patronage. We look upon the busi-
ness of making a living as a solemn and honorable duty.' Let us,
then, put our hands and our heads and our hearts together and
make common cause for a better, a happier and a richer South
em Wasco County.
There is a diversity of opinion as to what is news. What
ever happens that is of public interest, is a reasonable dafinition
of that term. Any decent fellow would wish always to print noth
ing but agreeable news, yet when a thing has happened, what is
supposed to be the facts about it are soon public property and
the straight truth had better be in print. The most abhorent
is fast approaching upon southern Wasco
County farmers and with it comes the season
of bad conditions machinery is rusted and
weather beaten livestock loses weight and
productive value but conditions can be
can and should be reversed by building
Permanent Machinery and Stock Sheds
to protect your machinery and stock. They
will increase your profits-add to the value
of your farm. After grain hauling you will
no doubt have time to erect these neccessary
buildings Come in and let us figure with you
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co.
creature, to a real live editor, is one who wishes to suppress the
news. This is the theory upon which we publish disagreeable
IT IS THE USUAL GAME
Europe is engaged in a war that is daily costing thousands
in human life ; and unbelievable suffering. It is wholesale murder
of human life and all that life and hope stands for. Why do men
do that? Everywhere among every class and creed we hear men
ask that question and offer an answer, each framed according
to its author's special viewpoint. The usual explanation is pat
riotism. Yet how inconsistent is a man who goes about to eat up
his country's food, use up its supplies of medicine and clothing,
trample down its grain fields and strew them with the bloody re
mains of battle, end his own usefulness as a citizen, empty the
public treasury, invite utter ruin to his government; and offer
love of country as his excuse.
It is an interesting fact that, so far as our national experi
ence is concrneed, years of warfare wrought little change in the
private soldier as a citizen. And, indeed, why should it?" From
his birthday every one is engaged in a mighty struggle. His
life and health are at stake and he risks no more than that on
the battle field. The one who escapes the measles, the death
laden milk bottle and the other ills of infancy, then fights out the
desperate war of early youth, is pretty well trained for the grim
battle of life. And life is a battle at every turn. Soldiers in the
American rebellion tell of how they would exchange pleasantries
with the sentries of the enemy if picket duty chanced to bring
ihem together. There is no objection to a sociable game with
our neighbor, though he may seek to beat us, and us him, in a
business transaction next day. Aboard ship we are sociable with
the sea captain altho he may be risking our lives in order to make
a record run to port. We are not put out by these struggles. Ex
istence is a warfare and life is the joy of fighting. Only when
there is no longer hope of victory when there is nothing to fight
for is life "but an empty dream." So men go to war and fight
the public enemy so long as there is a chance to fight him, and
then return home and resume the fight among themselves.
Aside from the unusual methods employed and the utter unworth
iness of the cause, we see little difference that the battle field
makes in the usual course of life.
southern Wasco pair
The Southern Wasco County Fair deserves, and doubtless
will receive, the support of every person interested in the agri
cultural development of this part of the state. It proves enter
prise and industry on the part of the promoters, and they have
selected a most beneficial method ef giving expression to these
progressive qualities. Each portion of the community will bene
fit in exactly the proportion of its participation. Certain people
may found an enterprise of this kind and promote it, but they
have little' to do with the good results that are to come from it.
Exhibition space is open to all people and all communities in the
county. The community which makes the best display will at
tract the most favorable attention and prove itself the most pro
gressive. Its farmers will be the most encouraged and benefited
by seeing their best efforts on display and in' comparison with
display of other farming communities.
The grain producers, the fruit growers, the stock men
around Maupin On both sides of the river have an excellent oppor
tunity to prove the worth of their land and their skill at produc
tion. The people at Tygh Valley, who are backing the fair, will
be glad to see the producers from this section there with their
exhibits. Let each one do himself a good turn and at the same
time promote fellow feeling in southern Wasco county by taking
tn exhibt to the Southern Wasco County Fair September 16, 17
and 18. You are sure to bring home a bunch of prizes.
Bright men are not so scarce as is generally supposed. The
darkest mind is occasionally illuminated by a bright idea, orig
inal or reflected.
One of the primary objects of a newspaper is to build bank
accounts, for the publisher first and then for all men who patron
frhe Southern Wasco Fair is the big coming event of the sea
son for this end of the county.
Continued From Page One
Special officer Thompson, of
Spokane, took charge of the
prisoners at The Dalles and re
turned them to Spokone, where
they went without extradition.
HARDY IS TO BLAME
J. T. Hardy, of the Oregon
Trunk, is the mail upon whom you
people should place the hist re
sponsibility for having the Times
located here In Maupin. He told'
the publisher that yon wanted a
paper here and boosted the town
until we came to see about it.
NEW FARM JOURNAL
Maupin State Bank
General Basking Business, Loans, Wheat Buying, Safety
Deposit Boxes for Rent, Notary Public,
Collections, Money Transmitted
Cheaply by Drafts
Your Patronage Solicited and Your
. Interests Cared for .
Geo. S. Gray
Take the Times.
The first exchange to reach our
table is the New West, a farm
jonrnal published at Redmond by
Douglas Mnllarky. The August
number is Vol. l,No. 1 and a veiyj
cieditable publication indeed. muI- i
laikywas formerly the successful :
I publisher of the Enteiprise.oue of;
: the three papers formerly printed
I at Redmond. The New West is!
the only farm magazine devoted
exclusively to this part of Oregon
and it is one we can commend to
Will Build Garage
K. J. Fischer will soon com
mence erectiug a big fcarnge in
ftjaupiu, east of the river,
mithing of all kinds
All Work Done
A. F. Martin
Mrs. A. Locke and children
are visiting in Portland.
Miss Fischer returnee last
week from a visit to The Dalles.
Ray Slusher and wife returned
a few days ago from a visit to
Bates Shattuck and wife re
turned Saturday night from a
month outing in the mountains.
They report a delightful time.
Frank Crager returned Sunday
from huckleberrying in the
Jack Staats has gone to Port
land. Mrs. Canfield, the popular
postmistress of Criterian, was a
visitor here Tuesday of last
Bring your watches and clocks
to Emmons the Jewler.
H- L. Brown was among the
Wapinitia visitor? here Friday.
J. M. McCorkle, who is drilling
a well on his ranch, expects to
complete the job this week.
Mrs. W. H. Staats was a Port
land bound passenger on the
Mrs. Filamu is seariously ill
and under the care of Dr. El wood
of Tygh Valley.
Harold Moad left Monday for
Portland where he will attend
school. He was accompanied
by his cousin, Annie Henderson
who has spent some time visiting
Mrs. W. H. Staats re
returned home from a visit to
Dufur recently and while there
visited the scene of the Bevis-
May oil drilling operations. She
was favorably impressed with
what she saw and believes the
reports of oil prospects have
not been over stated.
George Malett, a prominent
Bakeoven farmer, was in town
last week. He is hauling wheat
here with one four horse and
two six horse teams, and will
require more than twenty days
to get his wheat into the ware
I carry all kinds of stones for
rings and pins Emmons the
John M. McCorkle returned
Tuesday of last week from a
trip to Portland.
Sheridan Glass was in Maupin
trading Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. Glass is a prominent farmer
Mr. Mayheu drove his car to
Keeps mill with four men last
week. He says a larg crew is
working on the irrigation canal
in that vicinity.
J. E. Styer, the barber, for a
first class haircut and shave.
Maupin is on the natural route
for auto tourist travel between
The Dalles and Central Oregon.
During the past week the
Dalles Dressed Meat Co. shiprjed
a car of fine beef cattle from
this section to the ' Portland
! Edwin Mays is doing except
jionlygood work with his new
! If you wish to sell your land
j notify president Eagen, of the
'commercial club. He will help
j you get it listed with the State
I Immigration bureau without any
icost to you.
The O.-W. agent here states
'that his company is enjoying a
steady increase in business from
this station despite the much
advertised hard times, indicating
that southern Wasco county is
enjoying a business growth.
! E J. Styer Confectionery
: Candies, nuts, Soft drinks, Ci
: gars and Tobacco.
Horse Shoeing, Wagon
Making, General Repair.
Work and all Work is done
Neat Strong and Guaranteed.
No Kick Comimg if
Best price for wheat at Bank.
Mike Listol and family are
among the new arrivals in this
section. They arrived only a few
days ago from Elburn, 111., and
will engage in stock raising on
the Gobel place. Messers. Listol
and Gobel are brothers-in-law.
W. E. Hunt, a prominent
sheep man of Criterian, was a
visitor on business in Maupin
Saturday of last week.
All kinds of jewelry repaired
by Emmons the Jewler.
L. D. Kelly and family have
been enjoying a visit from Mr.
Kelly's brother and wife, of
Portland. When the visitors re
turned home they were accom
panied as far as the County seat
by their host who returned home
last week, Tuesday.
Geo. S. Gray recently arrived
from Friend and has opened a
shoe repairing shop here. He is
a first class workman.
J. T. Hardy, traveling freight
and passenger agent for the
Oregon Trunk, was a welcome
visitor In our city last week.
Mrs. G R. Burtner and son,
of Tygh Valley, who have been
visiting the lady's parents at
Fhrest Grove, returned home
As many as three hundred
people attended the Sam Miser
sale near Tygh Saturday. J. T.
Harper was very successful as.
L. W. Walker, of Wasco, was
a visitor here Saturday ifiight.
Douglas Mullarky, publisher of
the New West, was in town on
business this week and assisted
in the strenuous task of launch
ing the Times.
While in Wasco county Miss
'Conklin and her friend Miss
Binkhorst spent some time near
Tygh Valley camping on the '
Mays place with the Blacks."
Mrs. J. W. Conklin and daugh
ter returned to Portland Friday
in order that the latter might re
enter high school where she is a
member of the senior class.
They were here visiting their
husband and father, J. W. Conk
lin, president of the Maupin
Alex Martin has proven himself
a mighty hunter. Last week he
captured a skunk but it escaped
aud way recaptured only after
Postmmaster Talcott had been
called to his assistance. The
beast was then delivered to ir.
Miss Nellie Harphan isassisting
Mrs. D. A. Moad at the hotel.
Mr. Knop.of Wapinitia, returned
to his home the first of the week
having plastered the Hapran pool
Dolf Goetchjen lias returned to
edt to this city.
Fren Dashiell, of the Northern
Grain and Warehouse Co. is in
Mr. Harphan has rented a house
in town and plans to move his
family here from Wapeuitia, where
they formerlp made theip home.