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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 19, 1919)
Devoted to the Interests of Southern Wasco County
VOL 6, NO. 10
MAUPIN SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 19,1919
THE YEAR $1.50
No Roses Now
Portland, Dec. 17.
Dear Mrs. MorriBon :
Enclosed please find my check
foi $1.50 to pay for paper another
We are here in Portland doing
nothing and have lots of help as
there are thousands out of work
Bod the high cost of Hying is
something frightful, and the end
13 not in sight. Potatoes are $-"
per cwt. and the cold spell Iihh
sent wood up to $ 10 50 per cord.
All the water pipes are frozen and
bursted. The plumber are hav
ing their harvest, $1 75 per hour,
and they don't Beern to he in a
very big hurry at that. The mow
lias piled up in the streets six feet
deep in places and traflic vyi's at a
standstill, but the gentle Chinoik
wind and rain has started things
I suppose you people haye had
BO,me winter up there. Well after
all the Flat is not such a bad
place to live. One, if he mirks,
can make a good living, ami if he
does not work he does not derve
to live. I am looking forward this
coming summer to a bumper on
the Flat as there seems more i.f
cooperation in ppii it.
Well I haye written quite a
Yours very rcpectfully,
W. B Keen.
At the Churches
SENT IN BY OUR
The Wapinitia United Brelhern
church makes the following an
nouncements for Sunday, Decem
Iiihle school, 10 a. tn.
Preaching service 1 1 a. m.
Sutijeet, "The Incarnation"
Christian Endeavor (5:80.
Subject, The Second Coming of
Everybody in this community
is cordially invited to attend these
J. I. Parker, Pastor..
It Pays to Pay
Cash at Jory's"
F. M. Jory
in Need of
- Our Prices
Gas Air-o-lite Lamps
It Pays to Pay Cash' at Jory's"
We have opened a garage at Tygh
Valley and will strive to give you
real service at a reasonable price.
Bring us one job and
you'll be a booster
MORROW (EL TUNISON
Car, Truck, and Tractor
Oxy Acetylene Welding'
Vulcanizing' and Retreading'
Service Car at Your Call
Late last Thursday evening Mr
Dunk who has a homestead on
W.ip'mitia bills, arrived here, hay
ing been all clay coming a dis
tance of eight or nine miles. The
snow was about four feet deep on
the 1 1 i 1 f and a cold wind drifting
thesnov. lie came for helf to
get his f'Uiily as they were about
out of wool. Friday morning,
he with J"e O'Brien, Ora Mayn
nnl, Ed Iter mrd, Clyde Flinn and
Mr. Slautm:, each withsonio extra
horses, Mm lul for the homes'ead
and arrived l Inn e about 5 o'clock.
The bam being about 3-4 of a milt;
from the house ihey all went to
help care for lle horses. By this
time the it wits a regular blizzard
and three of the party wandered
five hours before reaching the
house and the other three would
not attempt, staying in the barn
all night without any lire, very
little bedding and nothing to eat.
Ed Bernard froze one of his feet
and came nearly freezing to death
as they could hardly keep him
awake, Saturday morning idey
'put the family consisting of M-
Doak and G-month-old baby and
two small children on horses ami
started, but none of them expected
to reach here as the drifts were
ten feet deep in places and mer
cury. r0 below zero. They reached
an Indian camp about b p.m.
where they went in and warmed
up and arrived here about f)
o'clock. Mr. Stanton suffered a
frozen ear, Clyde Flinn a finger
and some toes. The baby and
little girl were each frozen some
but all arc doing fine now.
The past cold spell has been the
worst in this country for 31 years
s the old timers say. Tempera
ture was 34 below zero Thursday
morning and played around S50
several nights and only above 1
until Tuesday, when it greatly
moderated and some rain fell.
Many oj the birds died. Owls and
ducks have been found frozen to
death. It is expected ' all the
'China pheasants will die as they
cannot stand the snow.
George Osborne and family have
been on the sick list the past week
Dtvid Snarpe has been suffering
tho past week with a spell of neu
ralgia. School was resumed Monday,
the roads being opened.
Mrs. Maud Wall has been quite
sick the past few days,.
Our teleph ne connection with
central suddenly stopped Thurs
day evening and only remedied
I Joe Graham bought the Mayn-
ard property at Wapinitia, $45,000,
Walter Sharp bought the Shields (
place of D(e Woodside, 30 acres'
J. M. O'Brien lost one of his
best work horses this morning.
j Dee Woodside will butcher 15
fat hogs Friday.
j Lu Kelly brought up today 1500
pounds of delayed mail. Mr.
SOBJECf NO. 6
lo I i v
weak plant is allowed
I finm the " pecinlh' a 'Veleei'
is chosen fur the lit xl si ed
i-pacta Is in
Say Mr. Farmer, did you ever
see a 5 acre patch of potatoes on
Wapinitia Plains? Would you be
surprised to see a 40 acre tract of
the good old Irish standby just
over your line in your neighbor's
Held say next ye'ar or in two or
three seasons hence? What about
the potato, is it a standby, does it
pay? If it did not pay you last
year or in past seasons, did you
"Toss up tho sponge'' and say
spuds can't be grown on Wapini
tia Plains. What about your
seed spuds. Did ou first pick
out your table potatoes, then piik
out some for the hogs and w hn,l
were left use for seed, or djd voii
use the stine good judgement in
seed selection that you did in
selecting and ecreening, fanning
and vilroling your wheat seed?
Now be fair, my friend, don't tack
your indifference or your careless
ness on to the potato and say "It
can't he done." Listen to what
experience has developed where
men of sound, mature judgment
are 'nuking good raising "spuds"
for the world markets. Just be
cause a potato can ne grow n w ith
nut care or thought in a sort nf
''iialf return for time and seed
sp nl way'' is no reason to think
Lit it t no better way exists.
Unlike wheal seed, potatoes do
not want a firm seed bed. They
grow rnpidly and demand expan
pansion space, which i.s best,
obtained in mellow, deep soil,
where moisture content is uniform
throughout the growing .season.
Irrigation, divided into two or
perhaps three waterings incurs
the proper moisture element. Po
tatoes are of a high percentage of
water, and do best where soil i
muist and warm. Space forbids
me lo explain details hi seed se
lection, but bold fust to this truth
"Like begets like." Choose the
type oi seed from tlie lot of vour
crop or from what voii buy a
near in conformity with the com
mercial potato type is you can
That is do not select seed less
than 3 ounces per tuber and ex
pect pound spuds to predominate
in your crop. Many and exhaus
tive have been the tests along this
hue and it has been absolutely
found that careful seed selection
year after year raises the crop
yield and crop type also to from
50 to "200 percent and that men
who are leaders in spud culture
not only select seed of good type
but grow special plots wherein no
go as seed for Hie gei eral lie'd
crop. You may say this seems
overdrawn, but how about (he
"Grand Sire" of your choice herd
of Pole-augus entile, is not this
the tried and true rule. Why not
do likewise with ihe potato? Then
it is a fact that fully or oyer
mature seod potatoes do not pro
duce the bumper 'crops. Nitther
immature seed, only slightly so
: However, insure more vigor and
harder yields. If your 'Irain or
variety luck vigor it is advi able
to get new seed I'n in dill'erent
locality. Rotation aids in keeping
out potato blight or other disease.
A good size seed potato is from
Hotlines to 12 -ounces. A story j
too long to herein print might be
iviilten on the question of treating
seed, and cutting sesd, etc. Don't
cut seed in field and plant it, few
minutes later ns the open pores
may bleed out the strength. io
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The farm home of John and
Arthur Dyer six miles Fouthenst
of Mniipin was destroyed by tire
Friday afternoon. The fire is
supposed to l.av started from an
over heated stove in John Dyer's
part of the house while he was at
i he barn. The home was com
fortably furnished and provisioned
for the winter, the entire being a
total loss without insurance, ex.
cept an amifull of bedding which
Ji in Rusick who was there dress
ing a mutton, saved. Mrs. Dyer
and the children are staying for
I he present at the home of Geo.
Shively until conditions permit of
Davidson Bread at E. A. CyrV,
Postmaster Turnor has put re
placed Ihe broken g'a.in the
olliee lobby will) new, making the
place much more comfortable.
Buy jour Xnus Candy
Crac'..er Jack at E. A. Cyi's.
Dr. H. C. Dak
NOTICE TO PATIENTS: Will be absent from
from Dec. 13th, to Dec 23rd, inclusive
The Window of the Soul - THE EYE
Most precious gift to Man;
As the busy years of life go by,
Preserve it whihi you can.
HERBERT W. COPELAND, Principal of Maupin School,
also graduate and licensed
treats cases cf hypermelropia, presbyopia, rryepia,
and astigmatism with properly fitted glasses.
See him on Saturdays or evenings, net at any
time that will interfere with school duties.
MOKKOW MILLING COMPANV"
Hepner, Oregon, May 1!3, 1913.
To whom i! may concern:
During- ihe past year Dr. Heibert W. Copeland, Eyesight
Specialist, has bitted live pairs of glasses for myself and family,
and all 'have given entire satisfaction.
Dr Copeland is s. .ilful, careful, and reliable, and I take
pleasure in recommending hitu to any one needing the services of
an eyesight specialist.
L. H. Bnggs. '
f X BAUMGARTNER 11
SOME OF THE THINGS THAI wc. CAN DO FOR YOi
DO YOUR NOTARY WORK,
SELL 'YOUR FARM FOK tuu,
RENT YOU A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX,
BUY YOUR WHEAT, PARLEY AND OATS,
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BANKING BUSINESS.
DO YOUR UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER WORK.
CIVE US A TRIAL. WE CAN AND WILL MAKE GOOD
MAUPIN STATE BANK
M, Roberts has been making the trij
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