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Maupin, Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, December 10, 1925
Delegation to Meet With Highway
Connection Would Be of Great
Benefit Shorten Road to
Portland 38 Miles
Passing of Wasco
The question of the construc
tion of a road to connect with
the Wapinitia graveled highway
and the Mt Hood loop road is agi
tating the minds of people at
Wapinitia and Maupin to say
nothing of the strength of the
idea prevailing at Shaniko, Ante
lope and at many places farth
er east of this place. It is
proposed, that a delegation of
business men of this section
meet with the highway commis
sion at the next meeting of that
body and advance the necessity
of such a road.
Seven miles of the proposed
highway are already graveled
from the loop road to within a
mile of Clear lake. The road
from the Maupin grade to Wap
initia is also covered with gravel.
There remains but about26miles
to be" constructed to make con
nection complete, and the con
struction of this link is the one
agitating our people. If the
state highway commission will
sanction the building of this
connection, it is almost a surety
the federal authorities will assist
in its construction.
There is a demand for a short
er route to Portland and the
coast than that provided by the
Columbia highway. By building
the 26 miles yet necessary for
a shorter road, the whole dis
tance will be shortened at least
38 miles, thus saving a great
deal of time in making the trip,
as well as' opening up a field of
scenic wonders the equal of any
in the west and superior to many
nlnnc the loncer highway. The
buildinz of such a road would
mean much in the way of tourist
travel to Maupin and the whole
of this section. Travelers com
ing from the eastern part of Ore
gon would greet the cut-off with
pleasure, while men bent on busi
ness would hail the connection
as a means of reaching the
metropolis in the shortest pos
If Maupin business men want
this connection built it is up to
them to take the initiative in se
curing this road by getting ' to
gether and sending a delegation
to Salem. This delegation would
be made stronger by the addition
of members from farther east,
.from Wapinitia, Tygh and other
points. Let's get together on
this and make a move that may
eventually prove a good thing to
our town and surrounding sec
Horses Spoiling Lawns
A couple of stray horses are de
voting their nocturnal hours to
trampling lawns, eating the tops
off late vegetables and devouring
the grass on front yards. The
equines are supposed to be the
property of a sheep man living
south of Maupin. We under
stand they were used as pack
horses and that when the owner
came out of the mountains the
horses were left to trail the flock
into Maupin. They proved lag
gards, however, and instead of
meandering homewards decided
to live off the verdure of the
lawns and gardens in Maupin.
Judge A. S. Bennett, pioneer
of this county and a man high in
judicial circles of Oregon, died
at his home at The Dalles No
vember 28, at the age of 71 years.
Interment took place at the coun
ty seat Tuesday, Dec 1, being
attended by members of the state
Bar association, justices of the
supreme court, and hundreds of
citizens of The Dalles and Wasco
Judge Bennett was really a
product of this county. He was
born at Dubuque, Iowa, June 10,
1854, and came to Oregon with
his parents when but amere boy.
His one ambition was to secure
an education. He studied hard
and some years after arriving in
Wasco county taught school and
studied law in the office of local
attorneys. He was admitted to
the bar in 1880, and from that
time until his dijath was inti
mately connected with laws and
law makers. Two years after
bar admittance Judge Bennett
was elected judge of the Fourth
judicial district, serving two
years. In November lolij, he
became a member of the state
supreme court, in which position
he served two years, resigning
in 1920. Shortly after leaving
that position he was stricken
with paralysis, from which, he
never recovered, that ailment
eventually ending with his death.
Decedent left a wife, son and
daughter of his immediate family,
and a brother, S- T. Bennent, liv
ing atf Antelope. Mrs. L. B.
Kelly and E. H. Snodgrass of
Maupin are niece and nephew of
the departed jurist.
A notable feature of the fun
eral of Judge Bennett was the pro
fusion of flowers laid upon bier
and grave. Nearly every part
of the state was represented by
floral offerings, which comprised
flowers of every description.
The mayor of The Dalles de
clared a holiday and nearly every
business house in The Dalles was
closed in respect to the funeral
of one of Wasco county's most
The dance to Be given by the
American Legion Saturday night
will be of the old fashioned kind.
Then those who were devotees
of Trepsichore in the days of
auld lang syne will have an op
portunity to discover what they
have forgotten about dancing
quadrilles, moneymusk, Virginia
reel, Scotch reel, scottische, pol
ka, etc. Old time fiddlers will
be on hand and will play silch
music as was wont to set feet to
wriggling and heart to palpitat
ing in the days of long ago. Tic
kets will be one big plunk and
a good crowd will be present to
enjoy the fun.
New Basketball Team
By James E. Hungerford in Michigan Farmer.
CHRISTMAS is coming to bless us
Bringing its bounty o blessings to men!
Wiping out worries and troubles and frets;
Routing the "past" with its futile "regrets;"
Blotting out memories, tragic and drear
Filling our hearts with the magic 0' cheer!
Giving us gifts from the Giver above
Greatest o which is the spirit of love!
Christmas is coming to wipe away care,
Bringing rich blessings for mankind to share;
Giving to some 0' us gifts 0' sweet peace,
And from our troubles and sorrows, surcease;
Giving to others in life a fresh start;
Courage to try again and a brave heart
Helping the helpless, and cheering the strong;
Gifts from above to humanity's throng. ;
Christmas is coming with blessings untold
Rarer than gifts 0' mere silver or gold;
Giving us happiness", helpfulness, hope,
As in the darkness we stumble and grope;
Giving us gifts 0' contentment and cheer
Setting us free from the bondage of fear:
Christmas is coming and so, fellowmen,
Here's wishing you all a "Merry Christmas"
Heating Plant For
School Decided On
The Maupin school board held
a meeting Tuesday evening, the
purpose of which was to pass
upon a contract for the installa
tion of a heating plant at the
high school building.
Chairman Elwood called the
meeting to order and after the
reading of minutes of the pre
vious meeting, reading and pass
ing on bills, the heating pro
position was taken up. John
Milne, who conducts a plumbing
and heatiffg apparatus shop in
The Dalles, was present, as his
bid for the plant was the one
accepted bv the board. The
plans and specification were gone
over and several changes in the
contract discussed. It was fin
any agreed tnat Mr. Milne was
to receive the sum of $2,201.00
for the plant, he to receive 40
per cent of total when the ma
tenai 13 on tne ground 30 ,per
cent when the plant is completed
and the remaining 30 per cent
when it is shown that the plant
will radiate 70 degrees of heat
during a temperature of 10 be
low zero. , ' ' .
Mr. Milne says that work of
preparing for installation will
begin next Monday and that it
will be rushed. It is intended
to have the plant in operation by
the 24th, in time for the Christ
mas exercises that evening.
The plant will be of the steam
kind, and the board has provid
ed an extra-size boiler with the
idea in mind of extending the
heating service to the , grade
building if deemed necessary.
Shop Being Ceiled, New Shelves
and Machinery Installed
Covered Wagon Again
A replica of the covered wag
on of pioneer days was seen in
Maupin Tuesday afternoon when
W. C. Lucore, a former business
man of Tygh, passed through on
his way to Klamath Falls. The
outfit consisted of a lead wagon,
drawn by four horses and a trail
wagon, which served a3 living
quarters. Hitched to the rear
vehicle were three heifers. The
lead wagon was loaded to the
top with household goods, farm
implements and' what-not.
Sells More Radios
Joe Kramer is busy as the pro
verbial cat these days, selling
radios. Last week he sold and
installed an Atwater-Kent re
ceiving set at the home of John
McCorkle, and O. B. Derthick
Successful Card Party
About eighty people attended
the card party given by the Re
bekekah lodge in Odd Fellows
hall last Friday evening and all
report one of the most pleassnt
times ever had in Maupin. The
cafeteria luncheon proved to be
all expected of it while those
playing cards seemed to enjoy
every minute. Those who proved
to be the best "500" players and
to whom prizes were given were,
Mrs. Ray Kayler, lady's prize,
and R. R. Craotree, gentleman's
prize. Mrs. D. L. . Rutherford
of Criterion and Loren Thompson,
will beeuile the winter evenings
by listening in on radio waves at! by real hard Plav,nK. succeeded
Drill Prei, Emery Wheel and
' Motor Late Addition to Ma
.j Progression is the motto of all
Maupin business men, and to live
up to that slogan the Maupin
Garage is making extensive im
provements and additions to its
shop. Workmen are at work
ceiling the repair room, which is
one of the largest in this section.
New work benches, tool racks
and shelves for heavier repairs
will be built more windows in
stalled and new machinery
placed. Included in the latter.
will be a drill press, emery wheel
and a three horse-horse power
motor to furnish power for the :
The Maupin Garage occupies '
a building approximately 60x100
feet in size, The storage room
is large and has concrete floor.
A large office and accessory room
is partitioned off the front of
the building, while the repair
shop is contained in the rear.
The business of the Maupin
Garage is conducted by Hugh
Wood as manager and George
Tillotson, both young and pro-
gressive business men. Under
their direction the business has
grown and such is their person
ality that their patronage is in
, The Maupin Garage is author
ized agent for Ford cars and
accessories- It is registered
auto light inspector for the state.
The establishment also maintains
a large battery charging station
and a tire repair shop.
When the additions are com
pleted and the new machinery
installed Maupin can boast of
having one of the most complete
garages and auto repair shops in
Oregon. Competent workmen
are employed and cars taken
there for repairs are fixed up
right and in the shortest possible
his ranch home. He also ha3 a
receiving set made by the firm
represented by Mr. Kramer.
Joe has several orders for ma
chines, and will be kept busy
this week installing them.
A number of the Legion mem
bers have organized a basketball
team and are hard at work
practicing ready for games.
Baskets have been hung in the
hall and shortly the team expects
to be ready to take on all comers.
Free Christmas Trees
Continuing the usual practice
of the company the Tum-A-Lum
Lumber company will give away
Christmas trees to all who call
fur them on Saturday afternoon.
Manager Renick has secured
some extra fine trees this year
and those who want one will be
given a tree on the day specified.
MisBing Boy Being
Sought By Parents
The local Odd Fellows lodge
has been requested to assist in lo
cating George (Bud) Crow, who
left his home at Gooding, Idaho,
August 18, and is believed to be
in this vicinity. His mother is
prostrated because of his absence,
and any information tending to
to his apprehension will have the
effect of allaying her worryment.
The missing boy is described as
being 15 years of age, 5 feet, 8
inches tall; weight 115; fair com
plexion, small bunch or scar Un
der left jaw near ear; very faint
scar across neck in front.
Received Insurance Check
Last Saturday H. L. Morris,
one of whose insurance com
panies issued the policy covering
the home and furniture of R. L.
Gerity, and which recently was
burned, received a check for
$1-000 in full, payment for the
loss. This was quick work, as
Mr. Morris sent in the report of
the Are but a few days before
the check arrived.
Chinook Eggs Hatched .
Superintendent Smith of the
Oak Springs fish hatchery re
ports that the last consignment
of chinook salmon eggs are all
hatched and the fry lively. Mr.
Smith says the percentage of loss
in hatching was almost nothing.
He will begin feeding soon. ,
in winning the 'booby awards.
About $30.00 was realized from
the affair and that sum will go
into a fund for the entertain
ment of the Rebekah district
convention, to be held here in
Shod A Cow a La Ox
Legion and Auxiliary
Elect New Officers
Lou Kelly has just completed
a new garage, it being located
under the lawn.
The building is concrete, rein
forced by railroad iron and is
10x20 feet in size. Entrance is
made from the road below the
house, which is low enough to
allow the awn to be made over
the new building. Jack Kelly
says the garage would make an
Patronize our Advertisers.
At a meeting held Monday
evening at Legion hall both the
Legion post and the Ladies'
Auxiliary elected officers for the
ensuing year. Those who will
direct the affairs of the post are:
Gus. I. Derthick Commander.
Ernest Confer Vice. Com
Don Miller Sergt-at-Arms.
The ladies chose the following
members as officers: ,
Mrs. Alta Miller President.
Mrs. Leafie Confer Vice
President. MrB. Daphne Confer Sec
The officers-elect will be form
ally installed at a meeting to
be held Jar.uary 19. which will
be in the nature of a joint assemblage.
In the days gone by it was no
uncommon sight to see an ox
slnng up in a shoeing rack. On
Tuesday Jim Chalmers was called
upon to shoe a cow, which was
being led to Klamath Falls by
the driver of a covered wagon.
The highway roads are hard on
the critter's feet, and the owner
was going to forstall any lame:
ness-in his bovine by having
shoes attached to her hoofs.
Got Three Geese
Bob Wilson was called to the
phone laBt Friday and the one
who called him told of a flock of
geese having alighted in Harve
Morris' pond. Bob kicked on
thejjuice and hurried to the Flat.
Upon reaching the Morris ranch
he found the geese all right, but
they were wild as could be. He
Went to one Bide of the pond,
Harve taking the other. Bob
crawled on his front side toward
the pond and while doing so
three honkers flew over him.
Our, doughty councilman raised
up,, took quick aim knocked down
two fine brant. He shot another
before coming home, making
three in all.
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