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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 17, 1924)
Devoted to the Interests of Southern Wasco County
MAUPIN. SOUTHERN WASCO COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. JANUARY 17, 1924
Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
Lettuce Celery Cranberries
Special Prices on Package ROLLED OATS, WHEAT
CEREALS, PANCAKE FLOUR AND WHEAT HEARTS
Harris Cash Store
Railroad Rates and
k Railroad Supplies Up 100 percent
Freight Rates 32 3-10 percent
Passenger Fares 35 3-10 percent
Rail, per ton
Steel bridges, tanks, ton
Steel Passenger Coach
Cotton Waste, per lb
Block Signals, per mile
Switch Lamps, each
Fuel, per ton
Average annual earnings
2,: 00. 00
Freight rates and passenger fares on the Union
Pacific System have advanced less than half as much
as the increase in the cost of engines, cars and other
principal items of railroad expense.
Comparing pre-war prices with those of today we
4,603,875.00 13,251,552 00
In the face of these increases, freight rates on the
Union Pacific System during the same time have in
creased only 32 3-10 percent and passenger fares
35 3-10 percent.
In 1913 we received for hauling a ton of freight
one mile, 9.7 mills; for hauling a passenger one mile,
2ic In 1923 these rates were 1.285 and 3.035 re
spectively. The 1923 freight rate represents a
reduction of about 11 percent under 1921 and pass
enger fares about 8 percent under 1921. ,
In order to earn enough gross revenue to purchase
a pint of ink, it is necessary for us to haul one ton of
freight 42 miles; for a cross tie, 65 miles; a hand
lantern, 91 miles; one freight car wheel, 1117 miles;
and one monkey wrench 97 miles.
To pay for a day of track labor it is necessary to
haul one ton of freight 236 miles. For a day's wages
of a freight train crew 2680 miles. For a day's wages
of a machinist 461 miles. For a ton of fuel 263 miles
The railroads of the United States maintain the
lowest rates and the lowest capitalization per mile,
while paying the highest wages of any country in
So long as the railroads' cost of doing business re
mains at the present high level a general reduction
of f reight and passenger rates cannot safely be made
Constructive suggestions are always welcome.
C. S. GRAY,
Omaha, Nebraska, President.
January 1, 1924.
UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM
Paid For Right ofrWay
We believe a few faint words
of praise to be due those who
have so consistently fought to
bring to a successful conclusion
the routing of the Dalles Cali-
f fornia Highway so as best to
serve the needs of our community
At a meeting last, night of the
business men of the town $1,000
was subscribed and paid in cash
within a few moments to pur
chase a strip of light-ofway
hitherto held for damages, thus
removing the last obstacle.
Present at the meeting were:
F. D. Stuart F. C. Butler, B. D.
Fraley, Bates Shattuck, R. E
Wilson, James L. Harpham,
H. R. Kaiser, O. F. Rennick,
L. C. Wilhelm, Jas. Chalmers,
L. C. Henneghan, J. H. Wood-
jcock, H. M. Greene and others.
Dr. Stovall was absent on ac
count of illness. While neither
Mr. or Mrs. Staats were present
it should be borne in mind that
they (ionated, free of charge,
all necessary right-of-way across
We believe that those who
have so consistently worked for
this issue will live to hear the
thanks of the whole community
when this work is finally com
pleted and the benefits become
more apparent, even those who
have been somewhat blind to
the importance of the issue.
Water Engineer Reports
Engineer R. E. Coon who
recently made a survey of the
possible water supplies for the
town of Maupin submitted his
report of estimates to the council
at a special meeting held in the
office of the local bank Monday
evening. The additional cost ol
mains necessary in utilizing tht
Johnson springs over the Staats
spring would be for the most
part bringing it over to Maupin.
The Greene spring would cost
practically the same for maint
as the one in present use.
The council is waiting a fev
days before making a decision on
the projects and presenting tht
proposition as a vote for bond
NEWS 1KUS OF LOCAL INTERS!
The Crpndall Undertaking Co.
The Dalles, Oregon
Licensed Enbalmers Motor Equipment
F. C. BUTLER MAUPIN
E. C. PRATT, WAMIC
Another Big Shipment of
Peters All Leather Shoes
THE "KICKS WITHOUT A KICK"
This is the 2nd large shipment within 2 months
Many New Styles for Spring
Miss Helen DeMent will arrive
home in a few days. , She went
to Myrtle Creek a short time ago
to be at the bedside of her moth
er who was ill. The mother
passed away January 10.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Ellinwood
and son Boby left for Seattle
Friday where they expect to
make their future home aria
where Mr. Ellinwood has em
ployment. Our community is
sorry to los.-? ihem, but wish
them well in their new home,
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Sharpe
made a trip to Tygh Valley Sun
Roy Rice left Thursday for
Cass Lake, Minn., where he has
work in theU. S. forestry service
Mrs. Anna Smith is helping
Mrs. Abbott this week.
Mrs. John Eubanks is visiting
in Wamic at the home of her
Mrs. Fred Hornquist and chil
dren left Wednesday for Gold
Beach, Oregon, to make their
home. Mr. Hornquist has been
there several weeks working in
Mrs. Jackson Rice has measles
- N. G. Hedin and John Davis
went to the intake Monday to
turn all the water out.
Roy Ward is hauling saw dust
from Heitz mill this week.
John .Powell is busy hauling
culverts from Heitz mill for the
A proposed new road up White
river hill from the middle cross
ling to connect with the Maupin
iroad has been surveyed. This
i will greatly benefit the Smock
! Chester Brittain and family
have been visiting here the past
week, returning to their home
! near Wamic Sunday.
The Maupin grade school has
organized two basketball teams
consisting -of two boys from the
high school and the rest from
Mrs. Buzan's and Miss Haugan's
rooms. Captain: Kenneth Swift
Team: Jesse Crabtree, center:
Newton Miller, left guard; Cyril
Fraley, right guard; Harold Mc
Donald, right forward; Kenneth
Swift, left forward; Melvin Jory
substitute. Captain: Lawrence
Harpham, center; Andrew Crab
tree, left guard; Estel Stovall.
right guard; Fred Shearer, right
forward; Earl Greene, left for
ward. The nights that the teams will
practice are: Monday, Wednes
day and Friday, after four
We have organized two club
teams, gardening and the chick
en club, which we will compete
in the spring. .
The local Rebekahs held initia
tion last night, receiving Mrs.
T. B. Slusher from the Dufur
lodge and J. W. Derthick, a
Ernest Webb, foreman on the
Maupin section, of the O, W.
road moved his family into the
section house here last week.
M. Flyn of the Hotel Kelly
made a business trip to the me
Mrs. T. B. Slusher and chil
dren are living in Maupiu for a
couple months this winter.
John Donaldson was a business
visitor in The Dalles the last of
Portland Painless Dentist, 805
Second St. The Dalles, Oregon,
over Lindquist Jewelry Store,
Rooms 1, 2, 3.
Funeral services for E. J.
Fischer were held Friday after-1
noon in the I 0. 0. F. hall. All
business houses closed during
the services. Interment was
made in the Kelly cemetery.
A card from E. W. Griffin an
nounces that Mrs. Griffin expects
to come home the latter part of
Mrs. Vera Johnson is home
from Portland for a eoupie
Elder W. N. Coffee will be
here in Maupin to conduct quar
terly meeting at the Free Meth
odist church, the 25 to 27.
W. I. Westerfield, for 26 years
editor of the Grass Valley Jour
nal, died suddenly of heart trou
ble at 6:30 last Sunday evening.
Motor vehicle application
blanks at the Times office for
distribution furnished bv the
secretary of the state of Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Kinzley
left yesterday for a visit with
the former's parents in Iowa.
An assortment 50c Boxes Sta
tionery 25c while they last.
Maupin Drug Store.
Dad Coale returned last week
from a visit to Snohomish and
other Washington points.
R B. Bel! returned home last
Thursday after a few weeks va
cation from railroad office duties.
John Foley and family are oc
cupying their nome on Sixth
Mrs. E. A. Troutman and chil
dren arrived ,home from North
Plains last Thursday-
Work on the highway is under
way again since the warmer
Call at the Drug Store for your
; Bo Wilson s dog Jet was
painfully injured when run over
and dragged by a car Sunday
' morning, but in able to resume
; his self appointed task of guard
ian of our local physician.
; New plank is being placed on
the steel bridge spanning the
All pupils of the intermediate
room are bacjc with the exception
or tuaen Allen. Dona J Locke!
and Thelma Harpham.
The agriculture class graded
seel potatoes this week and
illustrated how ti cut for seed.
The highest score was 91 per
The pupils of the primary
room are making ai Eskimo
illiage out of the . snnri table, i
'hey have now the eg owi, rein-1
deer, dogs, rabbits, polar bear
and the Eskimo people I
Jesse and Andrew Civb.rpe
are back In school again having
completed a course in measles.
The agriculture class has been
testing seed corn by the "Rag
Doll" method and also in saw
dust The corn was furnished
by P. J. Kirsch of Criterion.
The primary room received
their pictures this week which
were selected by Miss Bostrack
in Portland. One a splendid
print of Abraham Lincoln and
the other "Can't you Talk?"
The high school are busy
taking their final semester exam-
A joint program will be given
February 22 by the high school
and grammar school in honor of
Lincoln nnd Washington.
Earle Locke is back in school
after an abscence caused by the
The boys are practicing basket
ball three nights a wek Mon
days, Wednesdays and Ihurs
days. Ihey are planning on
several games with outside
teams but definite arrangement
have not yet been made. The
girls sre practicing two, nights
Every Thing for the Table
We are in the market for Good Fat Veal, Rang
ing in age from 7 to 10 weeks, weighing from 00 to
125 pounds, must be fat to bring the price. Bring in
your eggs; the price is falling every day, don't hold
them for better prices.
The wholesale market on coffee has advanced
about 5 cents per pound. Our heavy buying has
made it possible to sell at the same old price. Our
best seller for years, Peaberry (Caracol) Bulk, either
whole or firth ground at 3 pounds for $1.00, in 10
pound lots or over 3 cents. Try a dollar's worth and
compare its strength and flavor with other coffees
at the price.
Just received a large shipment of Genuine East
ern Oyster shell, the best on the market at $1.80 a
hundred. Buy at once while the price is down. Wc
have a full line of Chick Bone, Grit and Baby Chick
Scratch. Get our prices before buying elsewhere.
Apples $1.20 per Box
Hot Water bottles 'on sale, $1
State Income Tax
Home interesting facts in regard to the
new State Incomp Tax
Married persons 2000.00 H'mgje persons $1000.00
One percent on the first $1000.00 abovs exemptions,
n.tp raim s 14 percent on each additional $1000.00
lo 2 percent; thrn raiseB 1-2 percent on each addi
tion.! S1C(0.(0 to a maximum of fl i.rm,t hi all
incoiiiis of $12,000.00 or more.
TAX EXEMPT SECURITIES:
All U. S. SccuriiWs exempt, State Securities r.ot
exempt. All dividends are subject to tax.
DATE 'FOR FILING RETURNS:
Returns for 1023 must be filed on or before
March BOih, 192k
Maupin Staie Bank
We Strive to Merit Approval
river at this place.
each.-Maupin Drug Stor