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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1923)
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Devoted to the Interests of Southern Wasco County
MAUPIN, SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY, OREGON; THURSDAY. NOVEMBER J, 1923
Mr. Stancliff is busy getting
In his large apple crop.
Mr. and Mrs. Callie Duncan
went to Wamic Monday.
The meeting of Farm Loan
Association at Wauriu on 24 was
not well attended. Next meet
ing on November 10 at the same
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jliil made
a business trip to The Dalles oil
Thursday and stayed over for
F. T. Feltch and Walter made
a business trip to Maupin cn
Mrs. C. J. Bradway was a visit
or at Mrs. N. J. Jones in The
Dalles on Wednesday.
J. M. Farlow and family are
spending a week in Portland and
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil May field
went to The Dalles Wednesday
Marion Duncan and Cecil May-
field are getting out posts in the
mountains. , ...
Mr. and Mrs. Max Mayfield
visited at the latter's parents
near Wapinitia on Sunday.
Virgil Mayfield and family
were over from Pine Grove get
ting pears and apples.
Wm. Morrison visited with his
daughter Mrs. Mary Fariow and
Orin from Friday until Sunday
Of course we are going to vote
for the Income Ta'C nextTiit sd?y
by so doing wo work for our own
Local Legion Doings
Maupin Post 73 will meef eve v
first and third Mondays dump
the fall and winter months.
On November 6th the Port;
wishes that all member attend
us there will be something doinp
Did you know the local Post is
trying to land a gym? Be here
on Novemder 5th at 8 p. m. and
hear about it. Also if you have
a good idea bring it along.
NEWS ITEMS OF LOCAL INTERST
Mrs. Luella Johnson died at
her home in Wamic of heartfail
ure Tuesday noon. She was
laid to rest in the Wamic ceme
tery. Mrs. Johnson had been a
resident of that section for many
years. She is .survived by a
daughter and two sons and many
Ji L, Harpham and Ray Ray
lor of Maupin, will open a lunch
and pool room in northwest cor
ner room of Ochoch Inn. They
arrived Wednesday morning with
a load of equipment and will open
their shop as Foon as possible.
They will operate under th8
name of Kaylor and Harpham.
Meeting Friday night at Mrs.
W. H Staats for singing, every
b.i'iy come, young and old.
. I st-Between Tygh and Sher
ar's T.Iridge one Jack-screw, log
chain, spring and Axel Jack
shaft for Master Truck. Finder
Should Freight Rates Be Reduced at
the Expense of Good Service
Editorial in Chicago Tribune, August 25, 1923, entitled "Freight Httc i rd
The hbad of the Carnegie Institute at Pit ibtiMf told a gathering of farmers that if (he matin''
facturers of mach'.riety, ciothintr, house furnishings and ether comniodiiies wr.ulJ rrriure I Tiers
2 per out tl it would reduce the' farmer's expense as much us a 25 j er cent reduction in
Ire ght rateH. So would a reduction of 1 per cent in interest on luana.
'The trouble with that proposition is that the freight rat.tsir.ny be reduced post illy by
political pressure; commodities and interest not so readily.
"But that is a consideration the farrm rs will ponder very carefully, if they look to the
future. They may be bblu to force a reduction in fivieht rates b.' using their influence upon
the machinery of reuulntion, but if that reduces the efficiency of transportation the immediate
advantage will be swoliowed up sooner or later, probably sooner. Kenulution, unless it is con
structive, unless in the long run it builds up the railroads, is not in the farmer's interest,
hU poiit'cal leaders do not discuis that much, it is up to the farmer to look it up for himself
Just freight rates should be worked for, but a rate that ii inadequate to the carrier is not -jur.
to the farmer, though he may think it is until he begins to pav the p i.-e of inadequate service."
A railway rate reduction suffient to enable a shipper to make a substantial
saving on a freight bill would, if made effective now, impair the earning rower
of every western railroad and threaten the solvency of some. All that a railway
buys, labor, coal, forest products, steel articles, etc.. still range at peak prices,
and rates. cannot safely be lowered until there is a reduction in these costs.
Eighty eight cents of the railway dollar is required fir wages, fuel, supplies,
taxes and rentals. A 10 $er cent.rate reduction would wipe out all proM and
injure the credit of lines vtfii'ch have nothing saving saved up for a rainy day.
The Government turned the rai'oads back to their owners in 1920 wilh an
average operating deficit of $45,000,000 a month, which had been paid from the
Federal treasury. Now, th railroads have no such recourse.
The increase in rai road fi fight rates is less than the increase in other prices.
In January, 1923, the average freight rate of the wet-tern railroads was only
36 per cent higher thati in 1913, vhle the average wholesale price of all farm
products was 42 per cent higher and the average wholesale price of all cemmed
ities 5(5 per cent higher.
Fluctuations' in prices for farm products cannot be laid at the door of the rail
road, since between June, 1922, and June, 1923, under the same transpotation
conditions, wheat declined 10 cents a bushel in price and corn improved 19 cents.
The depressed condition of the farmer, and particularly the wheat grower, has
been of great concern to the railways, ?s well as to the public, hut happily all
signs point to material improvement- "The extimated income of the itrms of
America for 1923 is a billion dollars in excess of their ircorre in 1922." (Adver
tisement, The Capper Farm Press, October 8, 1023).
And the lsst annual report of the Interstate Commerce Commission says:
"Manifestly, existing rates are no longer interfering with the free flow of com
merce as a whole."
Give the railroads a chance. Don't lessen their usefulness by imparing their
earning power. They are spending more than a billion dollars this year not
from earnings, but of new money to put their properties in condition to better
serve the public and to prevent car shortages this because they believe in the
inherent fairnes of the American people and their willingness to pay what good
service is worth. Starved railroads, like starved horses, cannot do good work.
It is axiomatic that compensatory rates with good service are far preferable to
cheaper rates with poor service.
Constructive suggestions are always welcome
Omaha,Nebraska, . C. R, Gray!
October 1, 1923. President
Union Pacific System
please notify, R. W. Richmond,
Maupin Ore., and receive reward
Quite a large crowd attended
the program given by the Wapi
nitia Rebekah Lodge Tuesday
night, everyone seemed to enjoy
themselves and over $80.00 was
added to the treasury by their
Mrs. J. C. Hagey of Portland
is making a short vitic with
friends and relatives here.
Mrs. C. F. liutler of Corvaliis
is here for a short visit with her
son F. C. Butler.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Agidius
are away on their vacation Wm.
Myers of The Dalles is taking
Mrs B. D. Fraley and children
were home from The Dalles lot
the week end. Ciil remained
to batch with his father.
B. F Turner and family will
leave tonight for the Willamette
Valiey where they will tpencl
seme time visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Staats
are taking care of the post-office
during Mr. Turner's absence.
C B. Park of Philomath spent
the week end here at the home
of his sister, Mrs. W. F. Greet ,
going from here to Bend. Mr
Park states he harvested twel
ve tons of dried prunes from hit
orchard this year. Thev are now
stored In a Dallas warehouse
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Butler ant
Gladys Morrow made a trip t
Prof, Hough wa3 a Portlam
yisitor over the week end.
Percy Martin is receiving $-)
and plus for turkeys this year.
A little son arrived at the W
D. Roberts home Saturday.
Med. G. E. Cunningham i
very much improved from lur
0. P. Webergand Wm Heck
man are this week erecting a
fotf chicken house on the tear tf
flia property nere.
A. C. Mat tin has remodeled
the front of hi residence here
and the added room is ncaring
R. M. Palmateer and Amos
Johnson were over from Wamic
Mr. and Mrs. W. R Head were
here from the White K;ver sec
Baled wheat hay.for Bale at
T. H. Sherrard forest super
visor was attending the annual
meeting of the Wasco county
Stock mens Association held here
October 27th at which meeting J
B. Ingalls of Dufur was re-elected
President, K. L. Hauser vice
president, and J. H. Fitzpatrick
was re-elected secretary-treasurer
there were about 20 members
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sloan are
visiting in Dbfur the past week
Mrs. A A. McCorkle was visit
ina her husband la.-t Fiiday in
A. C. .Knighton is the prouo
owner of a new Baby Overland
purchased through H. Wood.
Quince and John Morrow Jr.
left for the V illamette Vality
last week where they w.ll wuih
iiuthe logging camp this. winter.
Alfred Brown is moving his
housa off tne tight of way and
will face the tilling station to the
north us soon as construction is
done on the highway.
George Lofton has been giving
the Highway apartment a fresh
coat of paint the past week.
Willie Norval who has been a
resident of Wamic for a number
of years, has recently become a
citizen of this place having pur
chased the George Woodruff pro
perty and moved his family here
Lee Jackson was transacting
business at Madras last week.
Sheriff Chrisman was transact
ing business here connected with
hid office liivit week.
Mr. and Mrs..- Steve Wing were
visiting their son in Wamic Sun-
Guy Brittain will move his
family to Kelso Wn. in the near
futute' where he will worlt for
the Long View lumber Co.
M- F. WcAtee 'was a Dufur
H. A. Muller has installed a
mechanical player piano in his
I V iS wMtfo RED BAND mak.bv I
r V ViSrfS-Ty. r- rr.,; ,n nts , , m TUCURGlSTPENCL FACTORY A
P jEMLEPfflOLCQ AZYYORKMSAS the
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Muller are
combining business with pleasure
Fred Kennison and C. H. Thax-
ter made a trip to Portland Satur
' Paul Muller enrolled for high
school Monday morning.
. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Jones who
, have conducted the Hotel D. for
the pa3t year will retire from
their duties on November 1st,
;nd move to The Dal'es for the
! winter, Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Wing will conduct the hotel as
ioon as the change can be made.
Willis Norval will move his
(family into the highway apart
ments and conduct the Bwitch-
board. The post office will also
be moved there as soon as possi
Engineer Frank Russel is build
tog a woodshed on the rear of
his apartments at the Highway
The dance given by the O. A.
O. Collegians Friday evening was
well attended and a good time
D, C. Bone3 and Mr. Wriggles
have started a bachelor apart
Dentin the rooms vacated ly
Mrs. R. W. Richmond and son
Floyd and Mrs. Everett Rich
mond and little Beulah ate Sun
day dinner with the rkers.
The occasion being Mrs. Parkers
Roy . Rice came over from the
Reservation and spent Sunday
with his parents.
The old students and faculty
of the high school gave a recept
ion last Thursday night at the'
home of Crystal Hartman for
the Freshman class. Much merri
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J. H. Woodcock and Joe Kra'
mer made a trip to Portlang and
One sure way to make mon
ey on your farm is to protect
your farm machinery.
The average annual loss
from deterioration alone on
farm machinery left o.ut in
the weather is $200.00
A machine shed that will
turn this annual loss into a
profit can be built for a sur
prisingly small amount.
The shed shown here is only
one of many carefully de
signed and economical plans
that our architectural de
partment has ready lor your
a I i j-
Hiii KlnA-Ppinfc trA KTafni.
Ef ial I kits are so complete tlut
ii is an eaey martr ior you
to do the building yourself
during the slack Beason.
Come, in and let us show
you how little money it takes.
Grocery and Meat Market
What ever you do don't miss the two
Cig Auction Sales
Saturday Nov. 3rd, at Job Crabtree's '
Saturday, Nov. 10th, at W. F. Pruitt'a
Como to us with your financial problems.
We wLl bs3 glad to help as far as C'msistcnt with
sound banking principles,
L' yoi are inijrwied la the dairy business
wahaj a booklet, "Tha Cow the-Mother of
?:3tyi?lly," that you will bs interested in. Ask
for your copy,
Maupin Stale Bank
We Strive to Mcril Approval