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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1916)
Devoted to the Interests of Southern Wasco County
VOL 2, NO. 20
MAUPIN, SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1916
THE YEAR $1.50
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SENT IN BY OUR
J. A. Glassey of Ridgeway
came down Monday to post some
mail. The Shaniko branch being
out of commission, trains are now
tied up and consequently no
'.Travel now is and should be at
.".'ftflowest' ebb, owing to the awful-condition
of the roads-
R.R, Crabtree visited Maupin
on Tuesday, W. E. Hunt on Wed
nesday and C. A. Duus Thursday
of last week.
About all that can be done to
the roads at present is to drain
the places in which the water
might stand. ,
A letter from H. W. Nosker
to, his family states that he is at
Oatman. Ariiona, receiving med
leal treatment. He expects the
climate of that section to be of
great benefit to him.
p. J. Kirsch returned from
The Dalles last Saturday.
Mrs. Kidder who has been in
poor health for several weeks is
'Tall grain has made good pro
gress, despite the rigid winter
Weather and farmers are looking
forward to a bountiful harvest.
If the winter moisture counts for
anything their hopes will be
Grass is growing quite rapidly
On Jh"e ranges with the ' advent
of warm days. This gladdens
the hearts of stock men who are
flown to Cases on feed. '
Sdme , interesting hews will
soon be seen in this column as
predictions of the chronicler are
about to be fulfilled.
Report says that Ex county
Commissioner Rooper has lost
1000 head of sheep during the
Most of our citizens are pre
paring to welcome the coming
spring with a good lot of garden
seeds and the determination to
get results therefrom.
Associate Pro Tem
Annual Meeting at Tygh
Robert Tapp was on the sick
list this week.
Sldnev Wilson came up from
White River last Sunday, re
turning the first of the week.
The Stockmen's association
held their annual meeting at
Waoinitia last Saturday. Officers
were elected and several new
members were taken in,
A party was given at the home
of Mrs. Ostel Bronner Friday
night in honor of Mr. and Mrs
Geo. Heitfc. About 47 were
Geo. E. Wood purchased a fine
draft horse from Marion Huston
The Y. P. C. E. Of the church
here will observe Christian En
deavor week beginning Feb. 27th,
and Continuing until March 5th.
The following program, bas been
out-lined for the week- Monday,
Tithing or Systematic giving;
Tuesday, Quiet hour; Wednes
day, United Brethren night;
Thursday, Prayer meeting; Fri
day, A reception; Sunday,
iWisinn tiie-ht. Everyone is
cordially envited Jto attend these
Tommy King3ley who has been
in the mountains for the past
winter, returned to this place
Through the agitation and re
quests of the patrons of the various
telephone companies throughout
the counry adiaceut to Maupin,
the people of Maupin held a meet
ing and subscribed enough money
to buy a switchboard It was
simply our intention to advance this
money and to be paid back by the
patrons of the different lines as they
came into our switchboard, In
this way the switchboard would
belong to us all alike.
It is our intention now to send a
letter to each of the representatives
of the Various lines throughout the
country to ask them to hold a
meeting of their company in regard
to .running their lines into the
Maupin switchboard. We will
ask that each company send a rep
resentative here to meet with the
different representatives on March
4th. We hope to have a represen
tative here at that time from the
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph
Co. Western Electric ' Co. , and
representatives from the two rail
roads. These gentlemen can give
us any information that we wish to
know in regard to connecting up
with long distance, building tele
phone lines or installing a switch
board and selecting a switchboard
that will meet our requirements.
A. letter stating this movement wi 1
reach a representative of your line
not later nhau .February 28th,
stating more in detail the purpose
of this meeting March 4th.
We wish to correct any impression
that this is a purely Maupin move
founded on a selfish basis, for
although we expect to buy the
board we do not expect to own but
one intere.it in the board the same
us anyone else, and our line will
have one representative at the
We sincerely hope that everyone
will take an active interest in this
movement as the more lines that
come in at the start the better the
service will be and , we can draw
up a constitution and bylaws that
will have the approval of all the
Maupin Switchboard As'sn.,
At the annual meeting of the
Tygh Valley Switchboard As'sn.
the following officers were elected
for the ensuing year. President,
A. M. Young; vice president, J.
T. Harper; secretary and treasur
er, Philip McCorkle; general niana-
ger, Vince Steers.
The following' persons- submitt
ed bids for the operating of the
switchboard for the ensuing year;
Win Beckwith, Viuce Steers, Mrs.
Chas. Crabtree, and Mr. Reel,
Mr. Steers being awarded the
Shaniko, and attended the dance
there last week.
Lester Wilson was a member
of the orchestra which furnished'
the music at the dance at Shaniko
given on the 11th of ,tl)is month.
Miss AnnaJerzyk whe teaches
the Ridgeway school, has return
ed to her school here. She was
snowbound for two weeks' at
Shaniko during the last fall of
snow. School opened here again
Rumors are afloat to the effect
that a divisian of the Ridgeway
school district is being seriously
considered by the people who
live along the Deschutes. If this
division if effected, there will be
another school house in the
Miss Dolly Barlow is building
an addition to her house on her
homestead. Clarence Davis and
S. C. Richardson are doing the
work for her.
Kenneth Glassey is working at
Yes, Watson, there will be
several new fences in.. Ridgeway
this spring. Why, you ask?
Because during the severe cold
snap, several of the Rtdgeway-
ltes had to resort burning fence
posts, in the absence of other
fuel. Of course, they will not
do without their fences, and the
result will be several new fences
on most of the ranches here.
Auto Passenger Service Auto Delivery Truck
Prepared for Long Trips Or Outing Parties
A Complete Line of Automobile Accessories
Peter v; Kilburg, local agent for
the Tuiu-a-Lum Lumber Company,
went to Portland Monday to be in
attendance at the l.iinibermiin's
Association which i in session
there this week.
YOUR IDEAL HOME
Lty. MM"-"' """" ''iLJ?-'
need be a dream no longer. This is planniug time
and for your fcetp we have tiiio plan books 'of ovef
two hundred designs ranging in cost from $750 up.
Oiir aMfcts bili )nake an design suit your
ideals and joWr polMpook.
Just itdp in 'or send us word arid we will be oA
'deck to talk thi3 over with you.
The plans are jret trti they are very complete.
"See PETeA KILBURG about it"
tum-A- Lum Lumber Company
Saturday and reports 14 feet of
snow at the summit housei
David Sharpe returned to this
place Tuesday from Spokane,
having stopped at Zillah, Wash.,
with his brother for a. few days
while the train .Service was in
Mrsi J. T. West .and son Mon
roe McOumber made a trip to
The Dalles last weeki
OliVer Mattews, teacher of
the Oak Grove school, arrived
here last Saturday, to finish the
term of school at that places
V B. TaDD left this week for
Saileer, Calf. If that country
suits him he will probably moye
his family there later to reside
Myrtle Chapel and Ralph
Dodge started to school again
after an absence of about three
Archie Tapp made a trip to
Maupin last Thursday, taking
:his father to meet the train.
On request of Earl Bartee the
Wapinitia correspondent waS
' aske I to cornet a little error that
I was made last week in this sec
tion of the paper. Instead Of
Mr. Bailee having to carry
water, it was v'Mrs'' that did
the wateV carrying stunt
Miss Ruby Wilson and Donald
are staying at the Tapp borne
during the muddy weather, and
going to school.
A chivarri party tonaisting of
fearty consisting of about twenty
went over Monday night to the
home of J. I. West taking with
Inert tin cans and Other ""musical
instruments." to Entertain the
jteride and groom, Mr. and Irs.
Darwin McOmber. A sumptuous
tanch was served after which
cigars were passed to the boys.
A. R. Austin returned from a
trip to Portland Tuesday evening.
The Dalles, Ore., Feb. 11. 191
Dear Corn Club Boy;-
The purpose of this letter is to
advise you that Mr. A. R. Chase,
County Agent for Wasco County,
plans to devote some time to help.
ing the boys in the Corn growing
project. ' The first step,' savs
Mr. Chase, in the matter of grow'
ing a good crop of corn is to secuie
pure bred seed. French & Com
pany and the First National' Bank
have agreed to buy. whatever seed
corn Mr. Cbe needs and this will
be furnished free of clmrjie : to all '
who take up the com growing
project. Every boy will be ex
pected to pay back at the end or J
the year, the exact amount of seed
com which was furnished him at
the beginning of the year. In ad- '
dition to this, he will be expected
to make exhibit at at least one'ol
the local fairs.
You doubtless know that Wascn
County last year came very close
to winning fiist prize in the corn '
growing pioj.-ct at the Oregon
State Fair. This prize was won
by a Jackson County boy who
Worked under Mr. Chase's super
vision. Mr. Chase has set his
heart upon winning the prize this .
year for Wasco County Every
boy who takes up ''the' work,' will
be given every possible assistance, .
In my opinion corn growing la
destined to be one of Wasco Couii-
ty's leading industries and nothing
that a boy Can learn will be of
more practical benefit and do th
(concluded 011 last page)
T. A. Connolly was a business
"taller iu our town Tfttsda.
Mrs J.. Davis visited in Shaniko
on Tuesday, at the home of Mrs.
Daisy Kirby, who is very ill.
, Mrs. Geo. Albright has return
ed home after a twamontha stay
Mcand Mrs. H. 'Gray spent
the early part of the week at
Jersey at the J. A Toothman
John Farre hauled a load of
barley from Trout creek Wed
Mrs. Cora Mitchell has been
Quite ill, but is reported to be
improving at this writing.
D. D-Wilson made a business
trip to The Dalles last Thursday
E. E. Fine went to The Dalles
last Thursday on business.
Gus Reeder of Shaniko was in
Ridgeway on business otie day
MrsH..W. Cook is retried
ill this week.
Geo. Albright has bcn impnn'
in2 l is dace by the erection of
anew barn and an additional
building c nto the house.
Mrs. Joe McClellan who was
very ill with typhoid fvet" Inst
fall, is (rradually reganiiift her
Btrength, although the is quite
Henry Cook hauled a load of
wood out from Shajiiko last week.
He Bays the roads are in a bad
Onditron for .hauling such heavy
H. W. Cook, butchered 'last
So far no stock. losses have
been reported by.Ridgeway stock
men duringvthe -severe weather
The Misses Dolly and Avis
ikirlow visited a few daya in
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firing Your Tax Statement
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Buy Your GASOLINE;
At absolutely the same price as it
iw?ll cost you to lay tt down here from
Portland or The Dalles
See us before buying as you cannot
save a cent by sending off for it
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