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Maupin, Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, December 24, 1925
M SUNDAY LAST
Cold Wave Turns Rain To Snow
Which Reached Some Depth
Snow 14 Inches Deep On Tygh
Ridge, 12 Inche On Flat, 4
Inches On Ground Here
The Valley of the Deschutes
and surrounding country was
given the first taste of real win
ter Sunday, when snowfell and
covered the earth to variable
depths. Satrurday night rain
fell in torrents. About 6:00
o'clock Sunday morning a cold
strata of air came up the river
and changed the rain to snow.
This, with rain, rendered the
streets and roads very sloppy,
but most of the snow melted be
fore Monday morning.
Twelve inches of snow re
ported from the Wapinitia sec
tion, while Tygh Ridge was
covered to a depth of 14 inches.
On the hills east, toward Criter
ion, abont five inches of the
beautiful fell, and this was fro
zen in spots on the road, between
that place and Maupin, owing to
a heavy fog which prevailed
Monday a.-m. The fall at Dufur
was slightly in excess of that at
this place. On the Nena hills
snow fell to a depth of about 10
inches, but most of this vanished
Ranchers hereabouts welcome
the "snow from "now on',as"itf
makes the best covering for fall
sown grain that can be had.
20 Stations Test
Causes Of Fading
Investigation of "fading" on
a scale never before attempted
in the United States will be made
in mid-January at twenty obser
vation stations! by the Stewat
Hitherto such experiments
have been carried on in isolated
sections of the country between
two, or at most, three stations.
The results of such research have
been negligible. There is still
no explanation of why signals
should be stronger in the winter
when static electricity leaps out
of ones hair or sparks out of the
rug at one's feet, and weak in
summer when there are apparent
ly no static charges in the things
about us, according to Mr. Smith.
The Stewart-Warner observa"
titSn posts will chart readings on.
selected distant stations every
two minutes during the period of
the tests. The results will be
averaged and plotted on a map
similar to that issued by the
government weather bureau.
By a comparison of "fading"
and the static curves with those of
the U, S. weather map it will be
possible to chart effect of weather
on such phenomena. "By plotting
the curves of "fading" and static
in tesfs on stations of varying
wavelength, some tangible pro
gress may be made toward dis
covering what frequencies are
best for broadcast. .
The plan to hold the tests origi
nated in a discovery that Chicago
reception this year has failed to
follow the accepted rules. There
have been several clear, cold
nights on which it ha3 been im
possible to hear stations 500 miles
On the other hand, there
have been warm, wet nights
entirely free from static and per
feet' for broadcaat reception
from distant points.
County Court Will
Build Wamic Road
The county court has decided
to build a new market road from
Tygh to Wamic. and to that, end
have appropriated the sum of
$50,000. The old road will be
followed in some places and
grades eliminated in others. The
whole grade will vary from two
to six percent and the road
will be graveled. The county
surveyor will run lines for the
road as soon as weather permits
and work on the road started as
soon as spring opens. The new
road will be about eight miles in
Budget Committee Meeting
The budget committee ap
pointed by the city council will
meet Saturday evening, Decem
ber 26, and complete their work
connected with the budget. All
those citizens who are opposed
to the acceptance of the budget
as published, are expected to be
present and voice their objec
Mineral For Hogs
Mineral mixtures are necessary
for hogs if they are to reach their
best development, advises H. A.
Lindgren, extension specialist in
animal husbandry at the Oregon
Agriculture college. The use of
mineral mixtures, because of the
elements they contain that are
required by the body, results in
a better utilization of the other
feeds. The most satisfactory re
sults are-obtained when minerals
are kept before the hogs at all
times. This can readily be done
by means of a self feeder. A
liberal proportion of salt is con
tained in the best mixtures. A
satisfactory combination is made
up of two parts of common salt,
1J parts of bone meal and one
half part of air slacked lime. " .
Two Auto Wrecks
During Snow Storm
Two slight auto wrecks oc
curred Sunday during the snow
storm, A Ford car on the way
from The Dalles to Bend -skidded
on the snow while on the
road about 10 miles east of Mau
pin. The car went into the ditch
turned over t on its side and
stopped. The windshield was
broken and the steering gear
somewhat injured. The driver
righted the auto and crept into
Maupin, where the car was re
paired and then he continued on
his way to Bend.
The other acciddnt occurred
on the hill out of Maupin nea
the rock crusher site. A- Stude
baker car driven by a Portland
salesman was let down on the
road because of a broken spindle.
The Maupin garage service car
brought the Studebaker to town,
where it will be kept until a new
part arrives. The- driver went
on to Bend by train Sunday. No
one was iujured in either spill:
Came onto my ranch about De
cember 4, 1925, one bay mare
colt apparently about two years
old; weight about 900 pounds;
large white spot on forehead;
left hind foot white about three
inches above the ankle. Owner
is requested to prove property
pay expenses and take mare
away. Dated December 18,
1925. J. A. Riggles. 7-t5
Our idea of the poorest and
most miserable man in Maupin is
the one who can't think why
Christmas is called "Merry."
Golden Rule Sunday Plans Win
Approval of President Coolidge
THt WMITt MOOSt
ttt rtports of tha ottfirtuo of International
Ooldm Hult Sunday last year in fifty countries,
and lta far-reaehinc results In the training of
orphan! In the Raar Eatt har "been of great Interest
to me. Ait expression of brotherhood inevitably
hat a eenefieial Inflwtno upon those who gin aa .
veil at tfcot vho receive- .
At practical help la the best expression of
friendship I feel that the aid which we may give out
of our prosperity to those impoverished by war nay
be of the ntajost value in the promotion of inter
national good will. Ttm consistent observanoe of
Golden Rule Sunday cannot but help to bring about the
application of the Golden Rule Itself to the mls
wder standings of nations and of Individuals
I earnestly hope that the voluntary observanoe
of this day stay beoone increasingly prevalent in the
hoBss of iasrloa and throughout the world
Tery truly yowe,
Xear But SlUf,
151 Hfth ma,
President Coolidge, In letter Just
endorses plank for the third observanoe
e GOLDEN RULE ra PRACTICE
A seriei of articles by prominent leaders
on the Oolden Rule a,s a guide in Inter
By SAMUEL McCREA CAVERT
Secretary of the Federal Council of Churches
,' Some future historian, - writing
the records of Europe and the Near
East in these days when armies
fought and won and lost, In this age
when governments rose and fell, In
this time when nations struggled
madly with each other for economic
maitery, will set down that the great
est; influence, of all in the final de
velopment of the problem, was the
quiet wot of the American relief
organizations. .; .
It is America which has introduced
a new motive into international pol
itics, the new'-old motive of the Gold
en Rule. 'After nineteen centuries,
there has come out of the West, from
the: youngest of the nations, a voice
that; speaks and a force that acts,
from other motives than pure politi
The humanitarian and educational
work of America In the Near East
is more than Just an emergency or
ganization tor saving human life.
It may become the great educa
tional organization which more than
any other force1 now existing will
prove the turning point for building
a new international solidarity based
on good will and mutual understand
ing.' : ,
On Golden Rule Sunday, December
6th;. our thoughts will be directed to
these problems. It will be a day for
meditation an'd thought on world af
fairs, not merely for compassion and
pity, but with a motive of desire to
rebuild a tottering world. Our for
eign i relief organizations are great
agencies of international good will,
Interpreting to the world the better
side"" of America.
In a day when so many of our
people have provincial attitudes, so
Christmas Card That
End;d His Loneliness
FOR' several yiX'g circumstances had
made James Vlngall move from
town to town so" th.rt lie seemed to lose
almost the entire -os.nectlnn with his
past. (He was so oicr.pled with trade
he did not note the pvging years, nor
realize that almost all blc schoolmates
now were married and he bachelor
of thirty-five. , ,c '
One Christmas Eve, ho w vr, when
he feturned to an empty lu.ta. room,
It ws with feelings that In spite of his
business success, something vlial was
lacking In. his life. Perhnps tha was
why he' disliked Christmas so. When
business-ceased, nothing else remained.
lit- the, solitude of his room, he
opened the few Christmas cards which
still, sought him out. Every one be
canned he tossed aside, except one
from , the first girl he had ever
kissed. He held It tenderly and rend
It many times. "You faithful dear,"
he jnurmured, and going to the tele
phone. Inquired when he could catch
a train. He had decided to go home
and see his friends again, and find a
partner, If be could, to make life
really i success. H. Lnclns Cook.
J. Mil, Wsftarp Ktwpptpar Union.)
la 22, 192$.
given out by the Near East Relief,
of Golden Rule Sunday.
provincial that many of them can
glory in the slogan "America First"
in its narrowest sense, we need this
day to enlarge our vision and make
us think of all nations and all men
as members of one common family.
At any moment we may be called
upon to help in directing America's
course In world affairs. Unless I am
mistaken, they will gravitate as tt"y
have so often done, toward Constan
tinople. There 'Bolshevist Russia,
Moslem Turkey, African and Asiatic
tribes, and the white man are llKely
to assemble for momentous ends.
Golden Rule Sunday will be ob
served throughout the United States
in December, on behalf of the Near
Bast Relief. This series of articles,
by prominent public men who are
supporters and spokesmen for this
great philanthropy, is designed to eall
public attention to the background
and purpose of the work and Us need
for general support.
White Christmas Trees
To prepare white Christmas trees
take branches of evergreen of desired
size and dip in thick starch to wliii'h a
smnU box of borax has been added and
while trees are still damp sprinkle
eagh with artificial snow. Tbe trees
when dry may be placed in pots or
baskets and the top of earth covered
with moss. A larger tree muy be made
to glitter' with artificial snow by
sprinkling It on while the branches are
moistened with glue. Tufts of cotton
and glass icicles may be used for
For Golfing Friend
For one's golfing friend, a nice gift
would be a small score pad In a leather
wrist strap. It provides a space for
keeping one's own score, that of lbs
opponent, and the number of holes
"He has proposed, but does he real
ly love me?"
"Walt and see what he sends you
fur Christmas, girlie. Then give hloi
Trap Lines Prove
. Lucrative Business
Several Maupin men ' are fol
lowing trap lines this winter,
and the catches by some are
proving a good line of business.
John Confer of Maupin has lines
established on Tygh creek and
the Deschutes. Sunday he went
over the hill and discovered two
prime mink in traps. This catch
brought his total for the season
up to 29 mink and three coons.
Ira Kistner is another whose
traps are proving worth while.
Up to date he has gathered in a
total of eight mink skins and
four skunks. Prices for such
furs are high, the good mink
skins bringing from $7.50 to
f 10.00, while coon skins sell at
from $5,00 to 110.00, according
to grade. Mr.' Confer has been
offered $10.00 each for his mink
skins. Skunk furs are also high,
running from $6.00 for the
striped ones to $7.50 for black
Adds To Sheep Flock
Emil Hackler on Sunday un
loaded 287 pure blood Ramboulet
ewes at this station.. These will
be. added, to the flocks ' and
used to build up the blood strain
thereof. ,Mr. Hackler at pre
sent has about 1000 sheep,
mostly of the Ramboulet variety.
Wool Growers To Meet
. The 29th annual convention of
the, Oregon Wool Growers
association will be held at
Pendleton, January 21 23." This
meeting, will follow the National
association's convention at Boise,
The Pendleton, meeting is ex
pected to draw a large amount
of talent from the national meet
ing and many speakers of na
tional reputation will be there
for the affair. ' '
One of the features of the con
vention will be the address on
cost 'of production of wool and
mutton,' by W. R. Barber, Idaho.
President Hagenbarth of the
National Wool Growers associa-
jtion will attend and will deliver
j one . of the' leading addresses5,
l which will deal with the outlook
for sheep and wool production
for the next few years.
Extensive plans for the enter
tainment 'of ..delegates to . the
convention are being made by
committees from the Pendleton
Commercial association. At the
close of the meeting a colorful
banquet will be served, and this
will be held on the evening of
January fcCrd., , .
IMS expected there will be a
large delegation preeent from
among .the sheepmen ot this
No Snow At Bend
Clarence Zigenhagen and wife
spent the last week-end at Bend,
going down Saturday and return
ing Monday. Clarence says
there was no snow fall at Bend,
and that the. first sign he en
countered was at Madras' on the
trip to Maupin.
Low Round Trip Fares For
New Years Holidays
Via Union Pacific between
points in Idaho, Oregon and
Washington. Sale dates Decem
ber 30 and 31. For further par
ticulars see local agent.
' -General Passenger Agent.
Read-th3 Maupin Times
All City Schools will Participate
and Outside Talent Assist
Tree Set Up and Gifts Boxed
and Hung; Auditorium To
' Be Made Comfortable
Tonight, Thursday, December
24, is the date scheduled for the
community. Christmas tree and
program at the high school audi
torium. Teachers and pupil3
have worked hard to prepare a
program worthy of the occasion
and those in charge of the dec
orations, both of tree and room,
have done their work in a most
tasteful manner. Everything ia
ready for the big doings and
everybody in Maupin, and many .
from surrounding sections will
be on hand and join in the fes
tivities. Following is the program for
1. Song "Hark the Herald
Seventh,. Eighth and
' High School.
Mabel and Lelah Weberg. ;
Song- "Oh Christmas TreY"
Fifth and Sixth Grades.
Songs-"The Angel Song"
Star of The East."
Seventh, Eighth Grades
'andHigh' School;" "": -"
6. Playlet-'The Dolls Take a
Grades One to Six. "
7. Songs "Christmas Bells"
and "Silent Night."
Grades Three to Six
8. A Mandolin Solo- "Barca
9.. Songs "Christmas Round"
Grades Threa to Eight.
Mrs. Todd and Jean Wilson.
11. Christmas Drill.
Fifth and Sixth Grades.
12. Song "Away: in the Man
ger." Grades Three to Six. ;
13. Song" It Came Upon a
Seventh and Eighth Grades.-
14. Trio-"Paper Chain"
Doris Kelly, Lelah Weberg
and Charles Bothwell. 1 '
15. - One-act Play - "The En
chanted Christmas Tree"' ;.." f)
16. Piano Solo, left hand. . ,
17. Adult Quartet-"The
That Led You to Me."
Why Don't Santa Come
Say, People, very few of you
have answered our suggestion of
last week that you remember
The Times with a Christmas gift
in the way of paying up arrear
ages and a year in advance.
What's the matte-? Are you all
taken up with the idea that
Christmas applies alone to your
immediate families, or are you,
holding back in hope that we
will continue serving you the
best news for all time without
being reimbursed for our efforts?
Come through and help us to
make this paper a real booster
for Maupin and the territory ad
7 One thing about a broken leg
is the doctor can't advise you to
have a tooth pulled to cure it.