The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, December 17, 1925, Image 3

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Vol. XII
Wasco County Pioneer Answers
Death's Summons On Monday
Came to Wamic Section In 1875
Carved Home Out of Wil
dernessBody Cremated
Maupin people were shocked
Monday when they learned of
the passing away of one of her
most prominent citizens Henry
Franklin Woodcock whose death
occurred at The Dalles hospital
that morning. Mr. Woodcock
was 69 years of age.
H. F. Woodcock was a pioneer
of this section, having been one
of the first to settle in the Wamic
section, where he homesteaded
160 acres of land in 1879. He
was born in Brown conntv.
Kansas, July 23, 1856, and came
to Oregon when but eight years
of age, settling with his parents
in what is now ' called Powell
Valley, near Portland. He con
tinued his residence there until
1875, when he came to this coun
try. The year he filed on his
homestead claim he was married
to Miss Margaret J. Palmer, and
the two proceeded to carve a
home out of the wilderness. He
lived on the claim until the year
1895, when he purchased a mer
cantile business at Wamic, which
he conducted until 1902, when he
was elected to the office of county
assessor, which position he held
two years. In 1913 he was
appointed register of The Dalles
land office, conducting the affairs
of that branch of government's
business for eight years. Feb
ruary 18, 1918, he was stricken
by paralysis of the right side.
He was incapacitated from
that time on, and on Thursday
Hast was taken to the hospital.
Monday a second slroke over
took him and on Monday, De
cember 14, the life of one of
Wasco county's most prominent
citizens was ended.
Mr. Woodcock was the father
of four children. Two of them,
Frank, Jr. died at the age of 22
years and he was followed by
his sister, Irene, who attained
the age of 19 years when she,
too, answered the final summons.
Remaining to mourn his demise
are the widow, sons, J. H. and Ce
cil Woodcock, all of this city; a
brother, James Woodcock, of
Wamic, and a sister, Mrs. Geor
gia A. Hoyt, living in Portland.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at the Elks' club at The
Dalles yesterday, December 16,
and then the body was conveyed
to Portland, where it wa3 cre
mated, the ashes being deposited
i.i the vault at that institution,
wherein lie the ashes of his de
parted son and daughter.
Frank Woodcock was one of
nature's noblemen. He was as
honest as day, upright in all his
dealings, ever ready to extend a
helping hand to those in distress,
a lovirg husband and indulgent
parent, and a man respected and
confided in by all who knew him.
He numbered his friends by the
hundreds, and to know him was
to admire him. His taking away,
while in the great scheme of life,
leaves a void in this community
which will never be filled, His
family loses a guiding hand and
the community an adviser always
for its best interests.
Maupin people will join in
sympathy for the stricken fam
ily at the death of this estim
able man, and rejoice that he
has found the reward which his
actions here on earth were so
greatly deserved.
Mrs. Rorena Harris, wife of W.
C. Harris, a former Maupin busi
ness man, passed to her final re
ward Monday at her home at Du
fur, being in her 40th year at time
of death. Interment took place at
Centerville, Washington, her old
home, on Tuesday.
Mrs. Harris was the daughter
'of Mrs. John Stackhouse of Cen
terville, Klickitat county, Wash
ington. She passed the earlier
years of her life there and about
five years ago came to Maupin
with tier husband. About that
time she was stricken with an ail
ment which induced heart trouble
and ultimately caused her death.
Left to mourn are a mother,
step-father, a brother and four
sisters, Mrs. Wm. Fischer of this
city being one of them. She
was a member of the local Re
bekah lodge and was a woman of
many fine attainments. Her
death has cast a cloud over the
homes of those who knew her,
and they will join in sorrow
these .who have lost a devoted
wife, daughter and sister.
Shattuck Sells Tires
To Maupin Garage
Bates Shattuck has disposed of
his large stock of Goodyear tires
and accessories to the Maupin
Garage and w'll discontinue
handling such goods. Mr. Shat
tuck believes this is the age of
specialization and also in the saw,
"live and let live," therefore
chose to let local firms handle
the tire business. Firms who
sell tires are equipped to "ser
vice" all such they sell. This
takes time, which Mr. Shattnck
could not devote to that work.
The Maupin garage will make a
speciality of Goodyear tires and
tubas and will enjoy a large
patronage in that line, as it is one
of the standard makes, being
nationally advertised and is one
make of tires chosen by all who
want the best.
Indians Make Gloves
The Warmsprings Indians are
adepts in the art of making
gloves... Monday several mem
bers of that tribe were in town
and during the day disposed of
50 pairs of gloves, made of buck
skin and tanned by themselves.
Bates Shattuck purchased them
and is now prepared to fill the
wants of all whodesire well made
and serviceable Iudian made
Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, December 17,
Dr. Elwood Injured
By County Truck
Dr. J. L. Elwood of Maupin
was shaken up and his jStude
baker car completely demolished
in a collision with aconnty truck
at a cross road about half way
between Maupin and Dufur Sun
day morning. Dr. Elwood was
on his way to The Dalles and had
reached the intersection of the
main highway and a new road
under construction near the old
road camp. A county truck was
approaching and the doctor
turned to give the truck passing
room when the driver swerved
directly across the Maupin man's
path. The doctor tried to avoid
a collision, but the truck struck
his car amidship, completely
wrecking it and rendering the
driver unconscious for the lime
The body of the Studebaker
was crushed in, the motor forced
back into the body and broken
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was his little dog, "Jiggs.V The' hide and its occupants into the
canine was Daaiy cut Dy the tly-
ing glass, one of his feet being
nearly cut oil.
On Monday Commissioner
John Hicks, and Traffic Officers
Blazer and Crofton came to Mau
pin and consulted with Dr. El
wood regarding the accident
It was their opinion that the
Studebaker was a complete
wreck, but Mr. Hicks remarked
that our man's car still retained
four perfectly good wheels. It
will be up to the county to re
place the wrecked vehicle, as
the driver of the county truck
was entirely to blame for 'the
Dr. Elwood was badly shaken
up and for a few days this week
was hardly able to get out of the
house. That he was net more
seriously injured should be con
sidered a fortunate decree of
fate, for the truck was a heavy
one and the impact was sufficient
ditch, which might, have cost
! the doctor his life.
Since the above was put in
type Dr. Elwood visited The
Dalles and returned with a new
Dodge coupe.
Annual Home Coming
The American Legion Post No.
173, of this city has designated
Saturday, December 19, as
annual home coming time, and
will hold special exercises in
honor of the event. The mem
bers are inviting all ex-soldiers
of the late war to unite with
them, and all such are invited to
attend the meeting on the above
date. It makes no difference
whether those eligible are resi
dents of Maupin, but all are
solicited to become members of
this post. Meeting will be called
to order at 8:00 o'clock. A big
feed will be a feature of the
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Bih Dance and Supper Scheduled
For Last Night of 1925
Broadway Four, Premier Dance
Orchestra, Will Play-To Be
Held In Legion Hall
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It is about time our people
were 'making arrangements to
attend the second, annual dance
of the Maupin Voluneeer Fire
department,' which will take
place on the evening of Decem
ber 31st, at the Legion hall. The
dance committee has secured the
Broadway Players, the orchestra
which drew such favorable com
ment at a recent Legion "dance,
to furnish the music. The hall
will be decorated for the event
and the supper, which will be
served by the wives of the
members of the department, will
be a departure from the usual
feeds served at Maupin dances.
Tickets are now on sale, and
these will be exchanged : at the
door for souvenir ribbons. The
tickets are but one dollar each.
Make up your mind to go and
buy your ticket in advance.
Game Forfeited 2 0
The Local Legion basketball
team clashed with the basket
shooters ' representing Wamic
Tuesday and won by a forfeit
2-0. The game was tied until
the last half, 22-22, but the vis-
itors refused to continue, where
upon the referee declared the
game won by Maupin 2-0.
Parlor tactics were forgotten
in the scrimmage and each play
er tried all he knew to inter
fere and assist in shooting the
net. George Morris, forward
for the locaLteam, was the chief
opponent of the Wamic players
land succeeded in shooting the
basket which gave the game to
the locals The local players
"went over the top" a la World's
war, and other teams will have
to be sure they are in good prac
tice when they clash with the
Maupin Legion, otherwise they
will have to do K. P, duty for
attempting to out-flank Maupin.
Wamic's Streets Congested
The streets of Wamic appear
to be beccming congested with
auto traffic. Monday at Four
corners at that place Ed Wilson
and Leo Kennedy, piloting
Fords, came together head on.
Neither of the drivers was in
jured, but you should have seen
their cars. After viewing the
remains a garage man pronounced
each fit for the morgue, but after
a little coaxing and a lot of at
tendance, they were resuscitated
and soon will be mussing up the
roads as of yore.
The finance committee of the
community Christuiatreo cele
bration reports subscriptions in
excess of ?30.00.