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Maupin, Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, November 26, 1925
F. C. BUTLER BUYS
Purchase Made To Increase His
Stock Buying Power
New Store One of Moat Proi per
out In The DaIIe-Will Re
tain Maupin Grocery
F. C Butler is branching out
in business and last week con
cluded negotiations for the pur
chase of the C. T. Woodard gro
cery, a suburban store in The
Dalles. The late purchase was
doing a good business and its lo
cation makes it one of the most
desirable grocery stores in the
county seat town. Mr. Butler
states he will stock his new
branch store with a full stock of
preferred groceries, and will ex
pand the capacity of the estab
lishment as soon as business con
The new venture was made by
Mr. Butler as a means of increas
ing his buying power. His store
at Maupin is earring one of the
largest stocks of groceries in
southern Wasco county. His
shelves show that his goods are
all of the best brands, while his
meat market is stocked with the
freshest and best meats obtain
able. With his new acquisition
he will be enabled to handle
larger stocks of goods, and will
be in a position to supply his
-customers with a greater vari
ety of goods in his line than at
Mr. Butler has been in the gro
cery game a matter of 27 years,
one year of which was spent in
a wholesale house, which em
ployment he sought as a means
of acquainting himself with
wholesale buying practices.
Mr. Butler opened his Maupin
store February 8, 1922, and since
that time his business here in
creased by leaps and bounds,
He has no intention of leaving
Maupin. His home is here, he
owns the store building he ot
cupies and has made many friends
here, all of whom will read with
pleasure the news that he has
taken on another store, and will
extend best wishes for a contin
ued succsss in his business.
Masked Ball Tonight
Tonight, Wednesday, Novem
ber 25, is the night of nights
with the local American Legion
post the first mask ball of the
season. The committee having
charge of the arrangement have
done all possible to make the
event a pleasent one for all who
attend, and with music furnished
by "The Snappy Four" of Du
fur all will take sufficient inspira
tion to enjoy the dance to the ut
most. Supper will be served in
the basement by the Ladie3 of
the auxiliary and will be a regu
lar Thanksgiving spread.
Another Fine Dog Story
The show billed for Sunday
nighl at the Legion hall tells ,the
story of a dog in the far north.
It is a love story epic and tells
of the acts of a faithful dog in a
drama of human life in the
wilderness and a love tale un
, paralleled. In it all the emotions
possessed by humans will be de
picted. Anita Stewart has the
lead and her wock is supplement
to the devotion of a dog. The
title of the play is "Baree son
of Kazan." written by James
Scholarship Offer of
0. W. R. and N. Ry.
A scholarship of $75 at the
Oregon Agricultural college is
offered by the Oregon Washing
ton Railroad and Navigation
company to the boy or girl doing
the be3t wheat club work in
counties touched by their, lines
in Eastern Oregon.
The boy or girl must undertake
the growing of an area of wheat
and follow the recommended
methods for best production.
Summer fallow land is to be used
in the dry farming section, and
irrigation methods for irrigated
farms. Recommended varieties
of wheat are to be grown and
subjected to standard treatment.
Written reports are required at
various times, giving the cost of
putting in the crop, its condition
during the year, and the returns
For the dry farm products, 10 j
to 40 acres of land are to be used
in growing the wheat. Either!
winter or spring wheat may be
grown. Hybrid 126 or Turkey
Red is recommended for winter
planting and Hard Federation,
Federation or Early Barrt for
spring. In irrigated sections 5
to 10 acres plots planted to Hy
brid 128 as a winter wheat or
Federation as a spring variety,
will meet the requirements. The
last report on the project is ex
pected to show the grade of
wheat as determined by the state
Dufur Odd Fellows Visit
. . ... ,t. Vs.
A number of Dufur members of
the Odd Fellows lodge visited the
local lodge last Saturday night
and assisted in the work. Those
who came over were: C. C.
Cooper, Wilbur Frazier, Chas.
Heisler and Mr. Wilhelm. Dur
ing the evening the members en
joyed a short program and in
dulged in a spread of good eats.
Annual Firemen's Ball
It was definitely decided at the
meeting of members of the Mau
pin Fire department, held Tues
day night, to hold the annual ball
of the organization on the night
of December 31st in the Legion
hall. Committees were ap
pointed to make all arrangements
and take care of matters during
the dance, and another to see
that the affair was properly ad
vertised, tickets sold, etc. It is
possible that a well known or
chestra will be engaged for the
occasion, but just who will furn
ish the music, will be made
known through these columns in
a later issue.
Taken To Hospital
Sam Tambara, section boss on
the O. T. at Nena, was taken
to a Portland hospital Monday.
Some time ago Sam suffered an
injury to his back when he
tripped over a tie. ' The injury
caused him considerable pain,
and last week he was attacked
with flu. His condition became
so serious that it was thought
best to send him to the hospital,
Western Wages Increase
Wages of railway employes on
western roads have increased 126
per cent from 1916 to 1924.
Hours of work have been re
duced from 60.6 hours in 1916 to
48.3 hour3 in 1924.
George Burlinghame and wife
came over from Tygh and spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Gus
Maupin Man Discovers Mash
In House On His Homestead
Clifford Allen, who is ranching a few miles southwest
of Maupin, owns a homestead southesat of town on the
highway. On that homestead stands a comfortable house.
About the middle of last month Mr. Allen was ap
proached by a man who proposed to rent the house for the
winter, saying he wanted to use it as headquarters for a few
"government trappers." A deal was made and the men
moved in and prepared to "trap."
Now comes the story: tast Saturday Mr. Allen was
told that his renters were acting peculiarly.. Sunday the
owner of the place decided to .investigate. He went to his
homestead and looked aroundi He found no evidence of
trapping activities; no pelts were on stretchers, neither were
there traps in evidence. When he entered the house Mr.
Allen's gaze fell upon several barrels, a large number of bot
tles and parts of what he took to be a still. The barrels
contained corn mash, which was working as industriously
as a Wop on a section, apparently being about ready to be
run off. Being a strong supporter of the Eighteenth Amend
ment Mr. Allen proceeded to
dumped out about 250 gallons of perfectly good mash, re
duced the barrels to firewood and broke, up glass sufficient
to provide punctures of all the tires rolling over the highway
during many seasons. Thus did another infant industry
die a-bornin'. .
Mr. Allen says he has no knowledge of the identity of
two of the ''trappers," he having done business with but one
of the trio using the house.
The Rebekah.3 have arranged
for a public card party, to be
given in Odd Fellows hal! on the
evening of Friday, December
4th.- "500" will be the princi
pal game and prizes will he
awarded the winners. Refresh
ments will be served cafeteria
style, for which a small charge
will be made-
Sick Lady Reovering
It gives us pleasure to an
nounce the near recovery of Mrs.
Ernest Doty, who has been con
fined to her bed since the first of
last July. Of late Mrs. Doty has
been on the mend, and a day or
two last week was able to be up
and around the yard. This will
be good news to her host of
friends in Maupin and vicinity.
Farm Home Burns;
Neighbors Help Rebuild
The residence of R. L. Gerity
on the old Woodcock ranch was
entirely consumed by fire Friday
last. The contents of the house
went up in smoke, not a thing
being saved. On Sunday about
30 of Mr. Gerity's neighbors
gathered at the ranch and pro
ceeded to erect another house.
They tore down a house on a
homestead, took the lumber to
the scene of the fire, and before
night had put up a house large
enough to contain the stricken
family. We have not learned
whether or not there was insur
ance on the burned structure.
Sold Harris Stock
Sheriff Chrisman came over
from The Dalles one day last
week andjsold the W. J. Harris
stock of groceries, furnishings
and store fixings at foreclosure
sale. W. E. Hunt bid in the
goods. Harris conducted a store
on the e-st side for some time,
but trade did not warrant the
keeping up of the establishment
and creditors foreclosed on him,
hence the sale,
Bates Shattuck and wife went
to Portland Sunday, Bates to
buy Christmas good3 and his
wife to visit friends.
destroy the illicit product, He
Eleven Years Ago
From The Times, Nov. 26, '14
i . , i
J. M. Conklin spent several
days in Portland and enjoyed his
Thanksgiving vacation... aiLJjis
home there. Frank Stuart had
charge of the bank during his
B. F. Dyer of Banks, Oregon,
brother-in-law of Wm. Hearst,
arrived with his family this week
and expects to live on a home
stead near here.
' Eighteen traveling men visited
Maupin this week.
Mrs. Staats has several pros
pective lot buyers in town this
Frederick Frazier of Dufur
purchased two lots here this
week and will erect a garage and
The Mike Creager home is near-'
ing completion. It's a great im
provement on Deschutes street.
Shorty Townsend had the mis
fortune to dislocate his shoulder
last week. Dr. Francis was out
of town on a call and DolphMoad
put it back into place again and
did a very neat job.
The Tum-A-Lum Lumber com
pany has taken invoice and closed
up the last year's business, which
shows a successful democratic
A play will soon be billed here.
A movement is on- foot for a
George Vanderpool's boy has
recovered from typhoid fever.
Our muddy streets show the
necessity for plank walks. (The
writer of the above should see
Maupin now Ed )
The Highland country is ex
periencing gome cold weather.
Horses are being rounded up
and many will be viewed at the
Farger station, Advance men
What to Do For
The heart of Ford ignation is
the magneto, and that heart very
often develops trouble. A strong
magneto means the following to
to a Ford: .
1. A hotter spark.
2. Less gasolene consumption.
3. More power.
4 A peppier motor.
5. Less carbon.
6. Easier starting.
7. Easier to keep adjusted.
8. Stops 90 per cent oil pump
ing. 9. Does away with foul spark
The Maupin garage has in
stalled what is known as the
"Colpin" equipment for test
ing and recharging the Ford
magneto. So far the garage has
recharged 30 magnetos, and did
this at a small cost and within a
minimum of time. The machine
does the work easily and rapidly
and when applied to a Ford
"Mag" replenishes the "juice"
so that it stays . replenished.
Ford owners are invited to drive
into the garage and have their
magnetos tested. There will be
no charge, and the test can be
made at any time.
'THREE GREAT DAYS'
SAYS U. COLMAN
Northwest Chairman N. E. R.
Urges Observance of "Gold
en Rule Sunday."
Laurence J. Colman, of Seattle, hat
accepted the Chairmanship for the
Near East Relief and Golden Rule
Sunday for the Northwest Region, in
cluding Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon,
Washington, British Columbia and
Alaska, of which J. J. Handsaker, of
Portland, is the Regional Director.
Colman is well known through the
Northwest on account of his Interest
In religious and philanthropic institu
tions, among them being the Seabeck,
Wash., conference grounds, which he
has donated for the use of various
Speaking of Golden Rule Sunday, he
says, "There are three groat days in
November and December, The first,
Thanksgiving Day, the third, Christ
mas, and midway between comes Gold
en Rule Sunday.
"On Thanksgiving Day we count
our blessings. We count our enormous
wealth of more than three billion dol
lars. We think of our vast farms,
great universities and colleges, factor
ies and other evidences of material
prosperity. We are, or should be,
thankful for a government under
which both property and life are safe.
"Christmas Is again a day of feasting
and mirth, to which we Invite our
friends and with whom, too often, our
"gifts" become merely exchanges.
'On Golden Rule Sunday, December
6th, we can remember the word,
'When thou makest a feast, call the
poor, the halt, the maimed and the
blind' We can practice that pure re
ligion which visits the fatherless and
widow In their affliction. Surely there
was never a greater contrast In all
history than the one between our
wealth, prosperity and security and
the condition of the people of the Near
East, exiled from their home lands
without employment, homes or food,
except as the Golden Rule operates In
our hearts to make us do to others
what we would have others do for us.
"In more than fifty nations on Gold
en Rule Sunday, December 6th, many
persons will provide for their Sunday
dinner approximately the menu that
is provided when funds permit by the
Near East Relief for the tens of thous
ands of orphan children In Its care,
most of whom are under twelve years
"When this simple meal has been
eaten and the plight of the unfortu
nate children of the Near East has
been thoughtfully considered, then
are in the field getting ready
for the buyers. About 40 horses
out of every hundred are chosen.
Just when the buyers will arrive
cannot be learned.
Tom Flanagan and wife were
shopping in town Monday, from
FAIR OFFICERS IN
Secretary's Report Showed Small
Profit From Recent Fair
Track Will Be Wholly Included
In Association's Grounds
Old Officers Continue
The members of the board of
directors of the Southern Wasco
County Fair association met at
Tygh last Sunday and trans
acted much business. A report
of the financial condition of the
association was made by Secre
tary Gillis, and showed that the
recent fair had been a paying
proposition, there being a small
surplus remaining in the treas
ury after all bills had been paid,
During the meeting the remain
ing shares of stock held by the
association were offered for sale.
all but a small number being dis
posed of to present members and
a few visitors.
The board and other officers
will meet again at the fair
grounds next Sunday, at which
time the track will be resurveyed
with the aim to include the whole
thereof within the grounds owned
by the association. At present
a small strip on the east and
northwest ends over which the
track runs belongs to the Bonney
estate, and as that property will
soon be administered it was
found ' necessary" to move the
Another matter to be consid
ered at the coming meeting is
the erection of more stock sheds.
There promises to be .a greater
number of exhibits in that de
partment next year, and more
sheds will be needed.
The erection of a dancing pavi
lion will be another thing to be
considered at the coming meet-
mg. u is proposed to build a
large floor and construct a roof
over it. During the coming
summer regular dance dates will
be set aside and dances given
The board which had charge
of the affairs of the association
during the past year will continue
in service and the coming at
traction will be under those mem
bers' direction. This is in itself
a guarantee that the fair of next
year will be successful, as those
in charge have had the experi
ence of one year's fair and
whatever errors were made this
year will be eliminated next
year. The officers and board
W. E. Hunt, president.
F. T. Mays, vice-presidenf.
A. H. Gillis, secretary-treasurer.
H. A. Muller, Mertel Britton,
H. M. Barnum and W. H. Staats,
give, give as you would have some bne
give If your children wero In the Near
East orphanage, wore amongst the
4000 about to be turned out for lack
of funds, or a;caj; thoaa asking and
being refused one meal a day.
"Full particulars of the day may
be secured from the Near East Re
lief, 13 Slock Exchange Blilg., Port
land; 339 Burke Bl"g., Seattle; and
for the Golden Rule Campaign tempor
ary offices have been opened at 301
Walker Bank Bldg., Salt Lake City;
627 Peyton Bldg., Spokane; Bristol
Hotel, Boise, and Y. M. C. A., Tacoma.
I hereby serve notice that I do
not want anyone to hunt on my
property. Anyone caught so do
ing will be prosecuted according
to law. Thos. A. Connolly 2-t8