The Maupin Times Published every Friday at Maupin, Oregon J. K. Disdkow, Publisher Subscription; One year, $1.50; six inontli.s, 75 cents; three months, 50 Entered as second, class mail matter September 2,' 1914, at the postoflke at Maupin, Oregon, un der the Act of March 3, 1879. FREEDOM OF PRESS ATTACKED Free speech mid the free prcm arrf a ticked fnun two different an gles in the United States and (it. Britain. In the latter country the exigencies of war are pleaded in defence of a censorHliip which for liid pu'blicutiiin in the riewpuperi of any reports or discussion of pro ceedings of lliu Caoinet or Parlia ment in' secret pension. New regu lations make such publication a crime punit-hiible by heavy penal lies. Tim press in Ureal Brituiri is gaged as it lias not been since tiie diii of Charles I. The censor Kl.'p is di f'Midi d on IIih ground Uiiil it, in iieue.-pary to prevent publication of information useful to the enemy. In fact it is used to suppres facts which are well known to the enemy, but which form the basis of legitimate criti cism of the government, which thus confounds iis duty to defend the country ith its jn.terest in perpetuating itsWn power. Similar restrictions on liberty of press are attempted in the United States by public officials grasping after power and by bigcts, politi cal, religious or social, who cannot endure criticism of thoir own be liefs. The perfectly proper inter dict on use of the mails for fraud or circulation of obscene or sedi tious matter has suggested to these bigots a censorship of all adverse comment on their own creeds. A bill has been introduced in Con gress, one section of which provides that whenever a written complaint is made to tbe Postmastcr-Generul that auy publication "making use of or being, carried through the mails" contains any article there in which tends to expose any race, creed or religion to either hatred, contempt),, ridicule or obloquy" that ollfoial shall forthwith cause an investigation, and if the allega tion made is found correct he shall within twenty days forbid "tin further use of the mails to an) such publication." This bill would make the Post master General a censor of all writings on race, religion or creed, and creed might be construed to cover any subject of discussion. He Would bo the sole judge of what would '"expose any race, creed or religion to either hatred,, contempt ridicule or obloquy.' lie might stretch his powers to the suppres sion of discussion on the charat'er i' ticB of various races, on arjy re ligion or creed or on any political or economical tenets which might be termed a creed. A law such as is proposed would destroy liberty of speech and of the press one of the dearest rights for which the Revolutions ry war was f 6 tight and which are guaranteed by the Con stitution. The law provides ample remedy iii the court if for any' persons damaged by abuse of this right, To give a partisan official authori ty over transmission by mail of all all controversial matter would be to get up an inferable tyranny. Oregonian. Funny things-1 we'hrinians? are, ain't we? Seems like vc all ought to be friends, instead of that most of ns are enemies just lfke a Tck of blizzards, every one of us a-watchinjr' for some! ctlier' poor weak brother cf sister to ' make a wrong move. Then we are down on them like grim ' death and the Scandalous toungues begin to wag. Many a family has 'been broken up bV these sluth-hoUnds' or character thieves, for they are nothing but thieves iri the worst form, as they steal1 the most precious thing their neighbor posSsses their repuVattdii and character.' These scandal uiorfgSf's do Hot stop 1o think that v.Tiec (hey are trying to injure their fellow-man, that they are simply iSrowing a boomerang, and the Jjirdcr tbey tiJrow it witjjfreattr Bulletin No. 3 Why Not Face the Facts About Armor Competition? To the People: Tho policy of the United States Government for many years has made' real competition in wmor-muking ineffective. The Government might have asked the three armor plants for bids and let the entire tonnage to tho lowest bidder. That would have made competition effective. The rcrnilt of such a course would have been to drive two of the three manu facturers out of business, and leave the country with facilities of only one plunt in time of need. The Covornmcnt in fact has always asltcd for bida from the three manufacturers, hut no matter what the price quoted, each yearns business was divided among them. Armor makers serve but one customer the Government, junt ua a public utilit serves but one customer a' community. The solution of the public utility problem is regulation of rates. The solution of the armor problem is for the Government to fir the price. We voluntarily agree to accept any price fixed by the Federal Trade. Commission. Isn't uceeptanee of that offer better than the destruction of an industry built solely to serve the Government? CHA8. M. SCHWAB, Chalrma EUGENE O. 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" Booklets, fares and specific information about Yt'llohstone Niitionul park. North Bench, Wallowa Lake Park, Mt. Hood and Columbia River Resorts FRIvE upt)i re plication to R. B. BElU Agent. A.C.EGAN. T. F. & P. A.( Bend Local Items fcVee :t' will return to them iu aftet years. These people that have always something bad to tell about this one and that one, show to the world that they are low minded in deed, and the community iu which bey live quickly form tb opiqion tlct their character is not above their mind, and if it were shown to the world one could black their shoes on their character and cot very good polish, "Let him that 1 "Se of 8 8llil(1y sPot on the river Go to Talcott's for confectionery arid ice cream. Mrs. Lotta Miller is employed at the Moad hotel. Go to Talcott's for your ice cream sundaes. Mrs. Jessie Oliver is again land lady at the Tygh hotel. , Try Hopski, its's got the pep. For sale at Styer's. Sylvester Gray and family are camped at the spring this week. If you want to keep the flies out, get Tum-A-Lum screen doors. D.'M. Shattuck was a business visitor at the metropolis this week.' A. P. Gibbs and family were over from Tygh Valley yesterday. Dad' Coale pays the highest "market price for hides and pelts, p Mrs. Cunningham and sons moved iu from their ranch Tues day. If the other fellow could not fix your watch bring it to Emmons the jeweler. Nine money orders to Sears, Roebuck & Co. alone were issued yesterday morning. Go to Fischer's Garage for all your automobile accessories, gaso liue aud storage of machinery. Mrs. Piercie, son and daughter. arrived Saturday for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. F. D. Stuart. Don't blame your clock It needs cleaning. Emmons will do it for you and guarantee it. Mrs. Chae. French came out from The Dalles Friday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. E. A. May hew. Mr. and Mrs. Xm. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Harvey, Mrs. Guy Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Camp' bell and Mrs. Beaty. took'advan-i Dr. Lawrence S. Stovall VETERINARY Medicine iSurijery and Dentistry Uiarges Reasonable Satisfaction Guaranteed Call Drug store or residence Maupin, Oregon E. R. Wilson, C. E, Civil, Municipal and Irrigation Engineering Expert on Public Land Surveys ) mi. ::!. 1 .... p. I Leaves Maupin, 8 a. m. . . ( Leaves Wapinitia, 1.30 p, V. ROBERTS. Prop. L j I. O. O.F WAPINITIA Lodge No. 209, Maupin, Oregon meets every Saturday night in Donaldson's hall. Visiting mem bers always welcome. G. L. HArphan, ft. G. R. 0. Aubrey Secretary The first car load of wool to be shipped from the Hunts Ferry Warehouse this season was half of T. A. Connolly's clip, being valued at $9000. Church Notice. Sunday services, Sunday school 10, preaching 11 A. M., and 8:15 P. M. Sung services beirins at 8:45 P. M. ' Midweek prayer meeting Thure day evening 8 o'clock. everyone cordially invited to atju4 any or all services. G. R. Ellis, Pastor. Stockholders' Meeting A meeting of the stockholders and those desiring to become stock holders in the Southern Wasco County Fair Association is called for Saturday, June 17th. at the Odd Fellows hall in Tygh Valley at which time officers will be elect ed and arrangements for holding rair this year made. The incor porators are very anxious that every stock'Mblder should attend if possible. SPECiAt RATES East and California I OREGON TRUNK RY. Central Oreeon line Through Service via Spokane 6v er the Greatest Scenic Routes of America : CHICAGO f 72.5o":" : St. LOUIS 71.20 : DES MOINES' 66.85 : DENVER ' 55.00 :: :.Sf. PAUL r 60.00 :' :' NEW YORK 110.00 TV .i r rroportionate Fares tr A1 Other Places. Rates given 6t application, Slightly higher eo ing or returning through" Cal norma. Palatial Ships "Northern cificanrj "Great Northern" for tan t rancisco every TUESD iY THURSDAY. S A T TT R r i v' Fares include meals and berths and extras without extra fare. ARE YOU GOING AWAY THIS SUMMER? CLATSOP BEACH is the place. Send for booklet A. LOCKE, Agent, Maupin is without sin caSt the first stone near Maupin for a picnic and fanv lly reunion Sunday. NOTICE FOR PURT TfATTHM i . (publisher) 'Department of the Interior, United States Laml ftffi Dalles, Oregon, June 7th, 1916. NOTICE is . hereby given that Gustav Bauer of Tygh Valley, Oregon, who on jiuyiqm, iqoo, made Homstead Entry, No osooi. for Section 24, WI-2NW1-4, Section 25, Township 3 South, Range 12 East, Willamette Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Final five . vear Prrv-if fr. establish' claim to the laud boye described, before Register end Re ceiver U. S Land Office " at The UPlles, Ofegou, on the 19th day cf July, 1916. Clnmaut RafS larsslav Krairo-' Wo-.. Frank Balzer, Emil Mertz, all of Tygh Valley, Oregon. H. Frank Woocock, P Regiser. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. (publisher) Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon, June 12th, 1916. NOTICE is hereby given that Edward C. Wilson of Shaniko, Oregon, who on Decem ber 5th, 1912, made Homestead en try No. oiioij aud on December 5th, 1915, made additional Home stead Entry No, 013107, for wl-2 nwI-4, wl-2swl-4, NE1-4SW1-4, NW1-4SE1-4, NE1-4NWI-4. Nwl-4 NET4, section 15 Township 7 south, Range 15 East Willamette Meridian, has filed notice of inten tion to make Final there year Proof to establish rlaiin tn the land above described, before F. D. Stuart, U. s. Commissioner, at Maupin, Oregon, on the 17th day of July, 1916. Claimant names as witnesses: James A. Glassey, John Wilson, Charles Grey, Mrs., M. J. Morgan, all of Shaniko, Oregon. H. Frank Woodcock, p Register, NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING Ndtfidn 19 Hsbhiv' Oivuni in the legal voters of School District No. 8i of Wasco Couutv.- State of Oregon, that the ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING of said district will be held at the School House, to betfin at the hcitr of two o'clock P. M. on the third Monday of lune. being the ioth dav of June, A. D. 1916. This meeting is called for the purpose of electing one director for a term ot three years and one clerk for a term of one year and the transaction of business usual at such meeting. Dated this 7th day of June, 1916 . Attest; F. D. Stuart, District Clerk, L. D. Kelly. Chairman Board of Directors. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION (publisher) Department of the Interior. U. S. Land Office at The Dalles Oregon, May 29th, 1916. NOTICE is hereby given that Herbert N. Dodge, of Wapinitia, Oregon, who 011 July iotht 1910,, made Homestead Elltrv NO. 0721Y for ni.iaai.A' iSection 9', Township' 6' $outh', Range :2 East Willamette Meridian; has' filed notice of intention to'm'a'e Fin al five year Proof, to egtatjliih claim to the la'ild above , described ' be fore F. D. S'tnarr TT. S' PnnWiL' siou'er.at Maupin' Oregon',' orl the iiiu uay vi JUly, 1910. Llaimant names as witnesses: R.' Lewis. O. L'. Paauet. Tames Hartman, N. W. Flinn, all of Wapinitia, Oregon.' Hi Frank Woodcock, up Regiser NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. (publisher) Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at The nalles. Oregon, May 24th, 1916. notice is hereby given that BENJAMIN F. TURNER of Mauoin, brei?ori. mhn on April 8th, 191 1 made Homestead uutry no. 08636 aud on November ,iOth, 1914:. made additional stead. Entry,', no. oiifor wi-2 SEI-4', VVI-2SWI-4, NEI-4SWI-4, SB, i-4nwi;4,. SW1-4NEI-4. section 17, NWI-4NWI-4. Section in Township s South, Range. 14 East! vvuiamette Meridian, has filed notice of intention to' make ''Final, five year Proof, to establisli claim to the land above described; before f.-D. Stuart, U. S. Commssimier . at MauDin. Qrepnti nn theati, day of July, 1916. . Claimant n times aq tvitnpccoe F. S. Fleming, Bake oven, Oregon W. H. Williams Mannin rirann - , -j V.VgVJU, T. A. St. Dennis. Kfannin firpn W. C. Rirhartt . , . v. .uduuiu, Oregon. II. Frank Woodcock, P Register. notice for publication! (publisher) Department of the Interior U. S. Land Office a Tho rioii Oregon, June 7th, 1916. NOTICE is herebv sriven tt,af KAFFT. Tatjcct au of Tygh Valley, Oregon, who on APm iotji, 19 10, made Homestead Entry No. 0650.1. for Wi.jmtt., ' SEI.4NWI-4, WI-4NEI-d.' Sertinn J4-. Townshinv , 3 south " Kx, U -r East. 1 Willamef-to rli;j: nas, tiled notice of ino,; make, Final five vesr Prf establish claim tn Hi '1. d escribed , bef ore-F... D-.", Stuart, U. i. tommisstenerj at I,tai-nin rir. gnion the 19th day of' July, Claimant names as witnesses- J V Oustav Balzer, Frank Balzer, Konrad Hauser, Emil Mertz, all of Tygh Valley, Oregon. H Frjjk Woodcock, . p Register.