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Maupin, Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, December 3, 1925
FOR Y0U1 FOLKS
Citizens Unanimously Adopt Plan
and Make Dec. 24th Date
Council'! Committe Calls Meet
ingWorking Force Chosen
Decorations On Hand
Maupin's youngsters will be
given a real treat on the evening
of Thursday, December 24 when
a community. Christmas tree and
program will be seen and heard
at . the. high school auditorium.
That much was decided on at a
meeting at the school house Mon
Mrs. R. E. Kaiser, with Mes
dames Oscar Renick and R. E.
Wilson was appointed chairman
and members of a committee to
promulgate the affair, and they
called the meeting. Mrs. .Kaiser
acted as chairman and called for
a vote as to whether or not Mau
pin citizens wanted such a cele
bration for the young people.
The response was unanimous,
and the chairman then proceeded
to appoint committees to pull off
the doings. C W. Semmes, Mrs.
Jas. Chalmers, Mrs. Stovall, Mrs,
Mrs. F. D. Stuart and L. D,.,Kel-
ly were named as finance com-
. mitt.ee: Mrs. R. E. Wilson, Ce
cil Woodcock, James 'Chalmers,
R. W. Richmond and If ugh Wood
will Serve as decorating commit
tee, and they will see to it that a
tree is supplied and properly
fixed up. There are quite a num
ber of decorations left from the
tree of two years ago, so it will
not be necessary to go to any ex
pense in getting more. Those
who will take care of the treat
end of the evening are, Mrs.
Oscar Renick, Mrs. F. D. Stuart,
Mrs. Stovall and Mrs. Chalmers.
The program will be arranged by
the teachers under the chairman-
shiD of Sunt Geiser. Among
the numbers proposed for the
program will be a few short play
lets. These will require some
costuming, and the program
committee asks for volunteers
among the women of the city to
assist in making the same. The
affair promises real
Tygh Phone Patrons
' Vote No Expansion
The patrons of the Tygh tele
phone line held a meeting at Tygh
last Saturday, and among other
things considered was the con
struction of a new trunk line
from Tygh to Maupin. . It was
proposed that a new polo line,
to. follow the highway, be con
structed, the company already
having the necessary wire. Af
ter considering the matter it was
put to a vote and the proposition
was badly beaten. V. P. Steers,
nresent exchange manasrer, was
continued in charge. Mr Steers
has proven to be the right man
to handle the affairs and switch
board of the Tygh exchange.
Under his management the ser
vice charges to patrons of the
line have been reduced from one
dollar to fifty cents a month,
while the switching service has
been greatly improved.
There is great need of an im
provement in the line- between
Maupin and Tygh . At times it is
almost impossible to get connec
tion, which makes it most incon
venient for those who have busi
ness which can be transacted by
phone, and entails some expense
in ' traveling between the two
places when such connection can
not be made.
Rebekahs Card Party
Indications are that a great
many will go after the prizes to
be given at the card party given
by the Rebekahs of Maupin at
Odd Fellows hall tomorrow
evening. And many will go to
partake of the excellent cafeteria
eats promised for the affair.
"500" will be the main game,
but those who do nob play that
came will be Drivileeed to in
dulge in the games they are
familiar with, although' the prizes
will be given for best scores
made at the "500" tables,
Said I, "Been fishing?;' "Yes, said he,
And showed his string of fish to me.
"The .most of them are rather small,
Good for the pan, but that is all.
Here's one that's fairly big, and here
Is the best I've caugh this year,
But nothing on the string would weigh
As much as those that got away."
Said I, "You lost them?" "Yes," said he,
"The big ones were too much for me.
I had them fairly hooked, snd then
Somehow they got away again.
One was a beauty! Twice I thought
For sure I had the fellow caught.
At last, said I, a prize is mine
Then with a jerk he snapped my line."
.Said I, You've had good sport?" Said he,
"That's so, but still it seems to me
I should have done much better tho.
I ought to have more fish to show
For all the chances that I had.
Of course this string is not so bad,
You maybe think it fine, but say!
I know how many got away."
Thought I, are we not fishers all,
Stringing our catches great and small; ,
Home bound at night with little deeds 1
Which serve the countless little needs,
Cheered by the love of those who wait
And think our tiny conquests great,
But saying what all arglcrs'say :
The largest splendors got away.
From the book "Just Folks."
Of Hog" Condition
At The Dalles
Shady Brook Grange
The members of the Shady
Brook grange are indulging in a
membership contest, which will
continue until the 31st of the
present . month. The ladies of
the grange comprise one team,
the irentlemen the other. The
first of next month the losing
team is to banquet the winner,
and each team is out for the vic
tor's crown. At the last meet
ing, Saturday, November 28, 14
new members were inducted in
to the Grange, and more are
promised for the next meeting.
Among those going in as mem
bers were Milo Wood and wife
Old Resident Visits Maupin
The" committees will get busy
at once and perfect all arrange
ments as soon as possible, thus
obviating any delay or hitches in
pulling off the event.
Made Final Proof
Mrs. Zelma Lindley made final
proof to her homestead claim be
fore F. D. Stuart, U. S. land
commissioner, on Tuesday. Her
witnesses were A. T. Lindley and
John Donaldson, both of Tygh
In Eastern Oregon
Mrs. R. Geiser left for eastern
Oregon points .Monday morning,
and worked there in the interest
of the Degree of Honor, of which
order she is western representa
tive. She expects to be home tomorrow.
Jeff Winifree, who at one time
worked a ranch in the Criterion
district, was in Maupin Tuesday
and called upon a large number
of old friends. Mr. Winifree is
at present, with his son, conduct
ing a cattle ranch 75 miles south
of Bend, and says he is doing
well. He left for The Dalles and
will also visit Portland before
Fence Builders Leave
The city fathers met in execu-.
tlve session at. the directors',
room at the bank Tuesday even
ing, Mayor Shattuck. Recorder
Richardson and Councilraen
Chalmers, Wilson. Woodcock and
Doty being present.
The mayor stated the reason
for the meetine call was to
arrange for the drafting of the
budget of city expenses and re
ceipts for the coming year. The
law, regarding same was read
and at its conclusion His Honor
read the following names of citi
zens and freeholders to serve
with a committee from the coun
cil in drafting the budget: C. W.
Semmes, E. C. .Woodcock, John
Foley,- B. F. Turner, D. S.
Stovall and J. C Pratt. Upon
motion these men were accepted
and the council set Wednesday
evening as the time for a meet
ing of the joint committee.
The question of appointing a
citv marshal came ud, but no
one received the appointment.
It appears that the man the coun
cil wants to serve in the capacity
of marshal does not want the
job, and the men who would take
the job are not wanted, by the
council, and there the . matter
A survey of the number of
unlicensed dogs in Maupin was
made, with the result was that
several dog owners wiil soon be
called upon to pay their little old
three or six dollars, according to
the number or sex of the canines
they are harboring, and wearing
no 1925 tags.
Woodcock Bros, are arranging
to open a warehouse for the
distribution of their products at
The Dalles. F. C. Butler took a
load of Woodcock flour to the
county seat town last week, and
he will act as agent for the local
concern there. Woodcock Bros.
will begin the manufacture of a
line of poultry and stock foods in
the near future, and when ready
for the market will have a place
ready to store and distribute the
goods. The local concern is
branching out, and it is the su
perior quality of their flour that
is creating a good demand all
over this section of the country.
When The Dalles people, learn
they can get this flour in their
own town, our flour mill will be
taxed to supply the demand
which will be created there.
The Department of Agriculture
is making a survey of the hog
situation of the country and in
order to ascertain just what the
production of porkers is in this
country, the department is circu
lating cards to the farmers by
means of rural mail carriers.
Since there is .a misunderstand
ing on part ofsome farmers in
this locality as to the usefulness
of the information as to hog pro
duction and crop acreages, ob
tained from the cards distributed
by the rural mail carriers Post
master Turner has requested The
Times to publish the following
statement furnished him by the
United States Department of
These surveys are made with
the help of the rural carriers,
who either distribute the cards
to a certain number of farmers
along their routes, with the re
quest that these be filled out, or
the carrier fills out the card him
self by interviewing the farmer.
The carrier is instructed to get
information from farms , which
will give a good average picture
or sample of farms along his
route, preferably by taking all
of the farms along a part of his
route, big and little, good and
poor, owned and rented.
The need and value of such in
formation for individual farmers
and agriculture in general need
hardly be stressed. Without de
pendable information as to ac
tual production and trends of
production both of livestock and
crops more balanced" "production
and better market distribution
are impossible. '
The Department of Agriculture
is the best qualified agency to
undertake such work, but the ac
curacy of its estimates depends
upon the accuracy or the returns
made by farmers.
Ford Car Gets Erratic and Rams
Bend Mans's Roadster
W. H. Williams Badly Shaken
By Impact--Both Autos Go
To Garage For Repairs .
Big Dance Billed
For Shady Brook
Met Many Relatives
While at The Dalles attending
the funeral of her uncle, the late
Judge A. S. Bennett, Mrs. L. B.
Kelly met some relatives whom
she had never seen . before.
Among them were Mrs. Oliver
Hendricks of Portland, and Chas.
Galloway of Portland. She also
was greeted by many relatives
of the late jurist and his wife,
who were in attendance at the
last rites over the remains of
The' men who have been con
structing fences along the high
way between Dufur and South
Junction, and who have been
living in Maupin the past six
weeks, left for Shaniko Tuesday
morning. The move will bring
them closer to their work, they
havinc finished their fence
building almost to that place.
Tygh Butcher Visits
Z. A. Watkins, who for several
years conducted a meat market
at Tygh,. was a Maupin visitor
Tuesday, "Mr. Watkins sold out
his shoD at Tveh because of
rheumatism, but as he is regain
ing his health is casting around
for a location at which he wi
start a market.
The winter season dances at
Shady Brook Grange hall will
begin with Saturday evening
next, and will continue each two
weeks thereafter during the win
ter. The management says that
every effort will be made to
make these dances clean and
pleasent and that persons ob
jectionable will not be allowed
-to attend. The best music ob
tainable has been engaged for
ihe series and the floor has been
given special attention. Those
who like dancing may be assured
of the best times going when
they attend the Shady Brook
dances this winter.
A wreck occurred on the ' hill
near the school house Sunday
afternoon, with the result that
both vehicles had to be tak'n to '
the Maupin garage for repairs,
while the occupants of each car'
narrowly escaped serious injury,
The cars were driven py W; H.
Williams of Maupin -and H. D.
Hamilton of Bend.
According to the version of
the Bend man Mr. Williams, who
was coming up from the depot
with the mail, was on the left
side of the road. Mr. Hamilton,
in trying to avoid a collision,
turned off toward the old road
leading down the hill near the
Turner residence, but had suc
ceeded in only reaching the edge
of the road when the other car'
hit him. The cars were stopped
by the impact. 'The Dodge
roadster ' driven by the Bend
man, had the left running board
broken, one tire badly scraped
and the drive shaft pulled from
its resting place in the front end,
as well as having the body badly
denied on that side. The Will
iams car had the front end badly
shattered, the front axle being
broken, frame sprung and radi
ator and fender on the left side
Mr. Williams was badlv shaken
in the collision, he having to
keep to his bed Sunday and a
part of Monday. The occupants
of the other car escaped with a
hard shaking up. Lester Kelly,
who was riding with Williams,
was thrown forward by the im
pact and suffered a badly skinned
Mr. Williams assumed all re
sponsibility for the mix-up. He
will bear all expense of repairing
the Bond car and, of course, of
Plate Glass Broken
Fish Hatchery Now Has
Chinook Eggs To Capacity
Attended Mother's Funeral
One of the side showwindows
in the Shattuck store was broken
last week by a boy who was
trundling a wheelbarrow, on
which was a load of goods and
another boy. In some manner
the barrow became unmanageable
and the driver turned it toward
the window, which wa3 struck
with sufficient force to break it
into innumerable pieces. The
window will be repaired in time
to show a line of Christmas
goods. L033 was about 140.00.
Mrs. Tillie A. Isenberg, moth
er of Mrs. J. H. Woodcock of
Maupin and Mrs. G. A. Harvey
of Wamic, passed away last Mon
day and was laid to her final rest
on Wednesday of last week. De
cedent was 79 years of age at
the time of death.
Mrs. Isenberg was a pioneer of
Hood River,, having settled in
the apple, section 33 years ago
Nearly all the time she lived
there she mane her home on a
farm. Last boptemner cancer
developed and its victim gradual
ly declined until the end came r.s
Mrs. Isenberg was the mother
of 12 children, nine of whom sur
vive her, Mrs. Woodcock being
tho youngest of the family.
Both Mrs. Woodcock and her
husband were present at the
funeral, which took pl-aca at
Superintendent Smith of the
Oak Springs fish hatchery on
Friday last received a second con
signment, of 1,020,000 chinook
salmon eggs, which will be
placed in the ponds and hatched.
He received a first batch of 540,
000 eggs, and the most of these
have hatched and are making a
great effort to grow. The new
eggs will hatch in 10 days and in
the spring Mr. Smith will have
one million five hundred sixty
salmon to turn into the Des
Since November, 1924, and
counting the present hatch, the
Oak Springs hatchery will have
hatched and turned out 2,086,
000 chinook and rail. bow trout
fry, by May next.
The new consignment of eggs
fills the ponds at the hatchery to
capacity. It is the hope of fish
ermen who cast lines into the De
schutes that the hatchery may.
have additional tanks built and
that more trout fry be hatched
and turned into our river aud its
I have a parjy ,who wants to
buy range land and another who
wants a small dairy farm. II.
'L. Morris. 1-tf