The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, January 21, 1926, Image 1

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    MAUPIN-On the De
schutes, the Home
of the Rainbow Trout
VOU can start at Mau
pin and go to any
place on the earth
Vol. XII
Maupin, Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, January 21, 1926
No. 11
Wood-Tillotson Co. Host To Over
150 Devotees of Terpsichore
Old-Time Fiddleri Roused Spirit
of Crowd and Brought Forth
Long-Forgotten Dances
Henry Ford surely started
something when he invited the
New England fiddler to play for
him. Since that episode the
old-fashioned dance has become
the rage and such are being
held all over the country.
Saturday night the Ford
agents in Maupin, Messrs. Hugh
Wood and Geo. Tillotson, staged
an old-time dance at Legion hall,
and the crowd present testified
to the popularity of that kind of
entertainment. The walls of the
hall were decorated with 16
sheet posters, depicting both the
new Ford coupe and touring car,
while one each of those kind of
cars were on display in the' hall.
Early in the evening the crowd
began to gather and by 9:00
o'clock about 75 couples were on
the floor.
The music was furnished by
several musicians. Harve Morris
and wife started the ball rolling
and they were succeeded by
George Miller of Tygh with Mrs.
Jack Morrow at the piano. Fol
lowing them came Mose Delore
from Wapinitia, who played
real old-time tunes. Miss Anna
Toole, teacher of the Shady
Brook school then took over the
piano and soon demonstrated
that she was all that had been
said of her as a pianist. Incident
ally to that lady's playing we
will mention that recently she
was one of the artists to play for
the Oregonian's broadcasting
station, KGW, and her playing
Saturday night showed that she
was a finished musician. The
High school orchestra, comprised
of Stanley Wood and Geo. Miller,
violins; Winnifred Kaiser, man
dolin; Estel Stovall, drums, with
Miss Toole at the piano, injected
pep and rythm into the dance
music that was hard to resist.
Each one present was given a
card which entitled the holder
to one chance in a prize draw
ing. The prizes went to Mrs.
Alex Burrill, Wamic, and Tom
Henneghan, the former receiv
ing an automatic Windshield
wiper and Tom a rear-view mir
ror. The affair was most pleasant
and each one present seemed to
be getting his full mead of
enjoyment. Messrs. Wood &
Tillotson are to be congratulated
on their thoughtful ness in pro
viding an evening of unalloyed
pleasure for their many friends
of this locality.
Grimm Alfalfa Best Seed
Grimm alfalfa is the variety
recommended by the Oregon
experiment station for all sec
tions of the state. In addition
to being drougth and cold resis
tant. Grimm produces more hay
per acre in Oregon than the com
mon'variety. The seed of Grimm
alfalfa cannot be distinguished
and is best purchased from
sources that are able to furnish
proof that their seed is genuine.
Certified seed is good crop insur
ance. Grimm alfalfa seed prices
are a little lower than last season.
Shady Brook Grange
Installs Officers
Shady Brook Grange No. 654 in
stalled the officers-elect at a meet
ing held at the Community hall
on the evening of Saturday, Jan
uary 9th. State Grange Mas
ter Geo. A. Palmiter acted as in
stalling officer and seated the fol
lowing in their chairs:
H. M. Barnum Master.
Henry Kramer Overseer.
Mrs. Mamie Karlin Lecturer.
T. S. McCorkle-Steward.
Aug. Blazer Asst. Steward.
Mrs. Aug Blazer Lady Asst!
Mrs. Geo. Heitz Chaplain.
Emile Mertz Treasurer.
Mrs. Mamie McCorkle-Secre-tary.
Geo. Heitz Gatekeeper.
Mrs. Sophia Blazer Ceres.
Mis3 Grace Rudolph Pomona
Mrs. H. M. Barnum Flora.1
Mrs. Mame Karlen Home
At the conclusion of the in- '
stallation the members formed a
social party and with refresh
ments and dancing passed a few
pleasant hours. Shady Brook
Grange is one of the strongest
and most progressive granges in
this section. It is growing in
membership and soon will count
its roster of members with the
larger farmers' organizations in
the state of Oregon.
B-a-a B-a-a Black Sheep
The country adjacent to Mau
pin is more or less given to rais
ing sheep. Many thousand
woolies may be seen in the hills
of this vicinity in the spring and
a large number of men are en
gaged in the industry.
Ralph A. Hayne, of the Agri
cultural Extension department,
has compiled a work on sheep,
which is at once comprehensive
and complete. The work treats
on sheep diseases, breeds for
mutton and wool, breeding, feed
ing and in fact all that pertains
to sheep raising.
The Maupin State Bank has
secured a number of these books
and anyone interested may pro
cure one by calling at the bank.
The work contains 50 pages and
is well worth having around the
farm or sheep ranch. Get your
copy before the supply is ex
hausted. Bridge Crew To Move'
The 0.-W. R. & N. bridge
crew, under the formanship of
J. E. Pullen, which is at work
now near Fargher station, will
mo ve to Maupin this week. Con
nected with the bridge work will
be the erection of a new unload
ing platform at the depot, and
the bridges above here will be
repaired and strengthened.
Rev. Sprouse Buys Farm
Rev. A. D. Sprouse will soon
leave Maupin, having pur
chased a 30-acre tract of culi
vated land three miles from
Woodburn. The tract is fer
tile, well drained and lies on a
paved road. It is the reverend
gentlemen's, intention to put
several acres in berries, as the
soil is particularly adopted to
that culture, the land being well
drained and very level. Mr.
Sprouse will probably leave Mau
pin within the next month. Since
coming here the minister and
family have become well known
and all the members of the fam
ily are well thought of by all,
who will regret that they are
leaving Maupin.
4 J I
Webster defines obstruction as
"That which obstructs or im
pedes; to fill with objections that
prevent passing; to bar, atop,
check, retard, oppose." And an
obstructionist as "one wno ob
structs business-systematically
Webster clearly held the right
view of an obstructionist when
he phrased the definition of that
species of genus homo. Those
people are of no benefit to their
respective communities; they
seem to take pleasure in block
ing every move that tends to the
betterment and upbuilding of
their home towns; their main
idea seems to be to throw a mon
key wrench into the machinery
of every place that seeks to pro
gress, either with malice or the
idea that such actions make them
There is no community but is
afflicted with some of that ilk.
Let a proposition which calls for
the expenditure of a few dollars,
and which might accrue to the j
benefit of all the people, come
up and the obstructionist immedi
ately gets busy. He pick's flaws
in every plan; buttonholes all
who will listen to him and whis
pers inneundos to the effect that
the plan is without foundation;
that it is for the purpose of
adding wealth or prestige, as
the case may be, to a few; that
it wlH,. be a detriment, tq Jhe
place and had better be thrown
into the discard. Those who know
the character of such obstruc
tionists refuse to be guided by
them, but there are people who
will listen to and follow the sug
gestion of those who are adverse
to anything that does' not eme
nate from their own dulled brains.
Crofoot Infant Very 111 !
The eight-months - old infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Cro
foot is very ill with what might
be spinal menengitis. The little
one was suddenly taken with
spasms last Friday evening. Dr.
Elwood was summoned and
through his reatment the baby
is showing signs of improvement.
Mr. and Mrs. Crofoot with the,
baby are at the home of the
former's uncle and aunt, Lester
Kelly and wife.
Since the above was in type we
learn that the little sufferer had
gone to the home above, he hav
ing died at 10:15 Wednesday
forenoon. Funeral services will
be held from the residence of L
D. Kelly, being canducted by
Rev. W. H. Aldridge, at 1:00
o'clock this afternoon, with in
terment in the Buzan ceme
tery. The baby was eight months
and 21 days old at the time of
death. '
Two New Members
The local Odd Fellows lodge
membership was increased by
two last Saturday, night, when
R. E. Richmond and S. E. En
dersby were given the initiatory
degree. After the work was
finished the members present
proceeded to enjoy themselves in
a social way, partaking of a fine
luncheon and otherwise putting
in a pleasant time. Frank Mc
Corkle and W. B. Sloan of the
Tygh Valley lodge were present
and assisted in the work, as also
did A. J. Mann a member of a
Portland lodge.
Wapinitia Odd Fellows Lodge
No. 209 is the only fraternal or
ganization in Maupin. Its mem-
, There never has been a great
enterprise launched but what has
had to meet the objections of ob
structionists. From the signing
of the Declaration of Indepen
dence down to digging a small
ditch every enterprise has been
1 il . m.
luugnt Dy mem. Alter our
country declared against foreign
tyranny r ciass oi men sprang
up who declared the move was
wrong; that the vested power of
kings should not be questioned.
When it was proposed that the
government assist in construc
ing the first trans-continental
railway the ' obstructionists
waxed loud and wroth. There
has never been a move made to
develop a certain section but
what has been combatted by ob
structionists. That feature has
been shown close to Maupin.
On the Wapinitia plains lies as
good land as can be found any
where. All it needs is water to
make it blossom as the rose.
Several parties have secured con
trol oi' the irrigation system;
ditches have been dug but not
sufficient to cover all the land
signed up for; promises have been
made to the effect that in a short
time there would be plenty of
jwater for all, but those promises,
like the wind soon passed away.
If the obstructionist had not been
at work the section spoken of
,would be peopled by men who
would make a great country and
Unke a Maupin that wquIiJ oc
cupy a larger spot on the map of
The obstructionist is a menace
and a pest, and the sooner he is
regulated to a back seat the
sooner will progressive and am
bitious places realize their ideals
and reach the goal toward which
each is pointed.
bership takes in all the substan-
tial men of the city and surround-
ing country, and it exerts a
healthful influence in all things
pertaining to the welfare and up
building of Maupin. It is grow
ing in membership and bids fair
to be as large a locUe as any in
southern Wasco county.
The Trapper's Soliloquy
R. C. Fulkerson, predatory
animal trapper in the Shaniko
section, evidently grows morose
at times while pursuing his vo
cation among the hills and breaks
of southern Wasco county. To
express his lonliness he indulges
in blank verse, his latest euffsion
I have caught 1200 coyotes
with the Newhou3e No. three,
not a soul to help, just my sad
dle horse and me; all day alone
through the canyons I ride, with
not even a dog to. trot by my
side. I ride out on my trap line
thru chill wind and snow and
make camp at night in 15 below.
The coyotes are howling on each
hill around, while the lonely old
trapper sleeps on the cold ground.
They break up my slumbers with
hideous yells; I'll go down to
morrow and buy me some shells.
Late in the evening when the
lambs are at play, the coyotos
will sneak up and drive them
away; they will feed on Iambs'
carcass all the night long, and
go up on the hillside and sing
that old song B-o-w w o-w-w-w!
Who Will Purchase These?
The Times has a couple of an
tedeluvian Oakland cars for sale.
One's in fair shape; good tires.
Will sell both at a bargain.
Fischer's Garage Is
Very Busy Plaoe
Vern Fischer, who conducts
'the East Side garage, has been
making many improvements
and additions to his shop. He
has lately installed a new elec
tric motor, added special tools
for use in auto repairing, install
ed a battery charging machine
and also has added some special
tools for Ford and Dodge cylin
der work. "Mr. Fischer is the
acknowledged leader in this
section in radio work, and he
is making a specialty along that
line. He is prepared to recharge
radio batteries, rejuvenate vac
uum tubes and will erect and
install radios for anyone.
Verne has invented a new
style heater for his shop, in
which he burns refuse oil taken
from autos. He has made a
large tank, connected it with
the heater and the oil circulates
through a. pipe directly to the
burner. The apparatus supplies
plenty of heat, is safe and eco
nomical, and does not occupy
much space.
"500" Popular Game .
It is poosible that no card
game has attained and held a
place in the hearts of card
players higher than "500." That
game has been played for years
and every gathering of its de
votees sees many tables occupied
and a hearty interest taken.
The card party given bv. the
members of Wapinitia Rebekah'
Lodge at Odd Fellows hall last
Friday night brought out one of
the largest crowds ever gathered
at a like event in Maupin. Ful
ly 100 people were present and
16 tables played. Prizes given
best lady and gentlemen player,
while those who made the lowest
scores were remembered. Mrs.
W. H. Staats won the first prize
for ladies, Mrs. Oscar Renick
having to be content with the
booby prize in ' that class. Les
ter McCorkle and Lester Crab
tree .carried off the two men
When the players were thru
a delectable plate luncheon
wa3 served. The proceeds of
the party amounted to about
30.00. It is the intention of
the Rebekah ladies to repeat the
card party at a later date.
Bank Meeting Held
The officers and directors of
Maupin State Bank held their
annual meeting last Thursday
and elected officers for the en
suing year. All the old officers
were retained, with the excep
tion of vice-pesident Brown, who
said that he lived too far away to
be present at meetings, there
fore recommended that L. C.
Henneghan be chosen in his
stead. Those elected were;
J, M. Conklin President.
L. C. Henneghan Vice-Pres.
F. D. Stuart-Cashier.
Geo. McDonald Asst. Cash
ier. J. M. Conklin, J. S. Brown,
F. M. Fleming, L. C. Hennghan,
F. F. Stuart were chosen di
rectors. Travel Keeping Up
Managei- A. E. Caton of the
Hotel Kelly state3 that traveJ is
keeping up, notwithstanding the
season, His hostelry is eniovine
; a good patronage, much better
J than he anticipated. The rooms
j at the hotel are nearly all filled
; every night, while the number
jof table boarders is increasing
i each week.
Purveyors Promise $10 Value For
$4.00 Cash Sent To Dealer
Scheme Catching Many Women
With Penchant For Silk Hoi-iery-Better
Goods Here
There is a chain stockine sell-
scheme, promulgated by a Port
land concern, which bids fair to
die before many moons, although
on the face of it it seems a fair
offer to women Who want to lay
in a supply of silk stockings, The
scheme is the old coupon selling
one a buyer secures three cou
pons which in turn are sold to
three others. They are supposed
to sell three each, after having
sent in a dollar to the fathers of
the deal jn order to secure the
three additional coupons. The
scheme is another "chain" pro
position in which its promulgat
ors promise to send five pairs of
silk stocking to each one send
ing a total of four dollars, the'
footwear to have a value of $10.
00. We have tried to figure out
just how many coupons would
be circulated by but ten people
buying coupons, and the total we
arrived at reaches up into the
.thousands. Of course if each
coupon buyer sent in the four
"ffollars the'sellers woultf" gather "
in many shekels, but they are
to lose something on the ones
who fail to respond with the
coin. Again no one is so foolish
as to send five pairs of $2.C0
stockings 'for four dollars-it
can't be did with safety to the
capital invested. To our way of
thinking it must be the ones who
pay one dollar for the first cou
pon and who fail to sell the
three others sent them, who are
the losers, and it is their money
which goes to recoup the dealers
for the loss on the stockings
sent out. x
"Chain schemes always peter
out in the long run. Again those
who patronize such schemes are,
working directly against their
home dealers. The latter carry
the best lines obtainable and '
mark their goods at the lowest
possible price and still make a
small margin of profit. The
merchant is deserving of the
home trade. He pays taxes here,
maintains his establishment and
home here, employs local help,
contributes to all things looking
to the betterment and upbuilding
of his town, and carries goods
the purchaser may examine be-,
fore buying. Those who patron-:
lze chain" schemes are tearing
shingles from the roofs of the
home merchants and lessening:
their trade. The practice is a ,
pernicious one and a thought by
those who are wont to send their
money out of town would show
that the dollar sent away is a;
dollar lost to'hisown communty.
Who Wants Horses?
Claud Wilson is advertising in ;
this isBue of The Times that he,
has several broken and unbroken i
horses, for sale. The equines
are all young, good, Bound stock.;
and range in age from four to
seven yearB. Anyone wanting
some good horses should see Mr,
Wilson," as he is offering Bonu
surprising bargains in good horsi
flesh. . '
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