MAUPIN-On the De schutes, the Home of the Rainbow Trout MAUPIN TIME YOU can start at Hau pin and go to any place on the earth Vol. XII Maupin, Southern Wasco County Oregon, Thursday, July 22, 1926 No. 37 THE HOW ABOUT AUTOJEPAIRINO Verne Fischer "Wises Up" Times Man Regarding Special Tools Explain! the Why Cylinder and Piiloni Must Synchronize to Do Best Pouible Work While searching for news the first of tho week the Times man called at the Fischer garage on the East side. There we found Verne busily engaged in over hauling a car. Asking him about such work, the genial auto re Dair man went into details of that work, and for the ediflca tion of our readers we will go into the innard of the modus operendi of the work: The first operation was the apotting of the car under a chain hoist, where it is torn down. Each part removed was washed and examined for wear and breakage. This work went along at a moderate pace, for too much speed breeds trouble for the owner later, after the car is in service again. After every moving part is removed from the block Mr. Fischer got out a box containing i some kind of instruments, one of which he slid up and down in each cylinder bore, doing this very carefully. Verne remarked: "This goes to show what 15,000 miles travel will do to a car." We asked for information and the tool was handed to us for examination. IVern then explain ed its use. The tool was one which measured the inside of the cylinder bore in thousandths an inch. Fischer then placed the tool in one of the cylinders, holding it about one inch from the top. There the indicator moved to seven-one thousandths plus, which meant the bore was that much oversize. At two inches it read five plus; and at three pointed to eight and one-half plus. Mr. Fischer then explain ed that near the bottom of the ring travel all used cylinder! blocks were the largest. At four inches from the top the indicator read five again tnd it gradually - read less until at the bottom the hand stood at zero, which show ed that the cylinder was not only funnel shaped but was corrugat ed as well. We then turned the guage at right angles and took note of the readings, "Goof us" Visits Maupin A young man, who has been hanging around the ranches in the vicinity of Sherars for sever al days, rame to Maupin early Wednesday morning. He called at the Oliver Resh home about 4:00 a. m. and a3k Mrs. Rssh to get him some breakfast. Later he visited the drug store and purchased some grease osten sibly for the purpose of dyeing his hair. While at Sherars he made himself obnoxious by ap pearing at ranch houses blacked up like a negro. While he com mitted no overt act, still his ap pearance caused the natives down the river to have a fear that he might do something il legal, and the sheriff was ap pealed to. As the fellow had done nothing outside the law the sheriff was without authority to arrest him TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS As we have told you many times it is our aim to make The Times a newspaper in keeping: with the intelli gence and progress of this part of the county, we begun our improvement by ordering a modern type setting machine. This will be set up next week. To pay for this we must have money, therefore call upon delinquent subscribers io come in and help us out. All pay their grocers and other merchants, but a great many forget the newspaper is a commodity, so let their subscriptions ride. It takes money to run a paper; we need what is due us so respectfully ask all delinquents to pay up and help us out. Thank you. Elevators Getting Wheat Cut Hand On Axe Ben Steed of Wamic came to Dr. Elwood's office Monday, showing a bad cut on his right hand. He was splitting wood when in some 'manner the axe came in contact with the member, cutting a gash which reduired stitches to close. is the reason why in the past car owners were dissattsnea witn overhauls on cars that had gone long mileage. While this was being told Verne was busy with other, tools and had the block placed on the floor. He attached a tool to an electric drill and placed it in the first cylinder. He operated it there a few minutes and judge of our surprise, for the bottom didn't measure zero any longer it measured two-one thousandths plus. We examined the tool and found it was an adjustible frame which carried four oil stone?, similar to a coarse oil stone. These turned in the cylinder and were controlled by a set adjust ment before operating. These stones cut a small portion of the cylinder wall, at first only the narrowest parts, then as those parts became the same size as the widest part, it cut the full circle, making it as true as it is possible to make a circle. The gauge could be turned in any position now and it would read the same in any part of the bore. We again watched the work jmd noticed the bottom had been shaped to the same size as the top of the bore; in fact no mat ter where it was placed the Permanent Stock Train ' The O. R. & N. railway has in augurated a special permanent stock train, which will be run each Saturday. The train will leave Bend at 6:00 p. m. arriving at Portland stockyards at 7:00 p. m. on the following morning. Thii train is an innovation and insures stock shippers through service. 1 , Fish Club President Visits Passenger Injured f A passenger on the Union Pa cific enroute to Klamath Falls stepped fiom a coach at the de pot Tuesday and fell to the ground.' He sustained a badly cut hand, the flesh being torn from the wrist nearly to the palm of the hand. Dr. El wood attended to the wound and sent the man rejoicing on his way. Former Resident Calls Timothy Brownhill. one of the men who opened up mis pary of Oregon having been in this section about 40 years ago, called at The Times shop on Monday. Mr. Brownhill is now publishing a newspaper at Puente, Califor nia. He was the founder of the Madras Pioneer and has conduct ed papers in various parts of the coast since he relinquished con trol of the Madras paper. Mr. Brownhill was reminiscent of days gone by, recalling many early residents and many early incidents pertaining to Maupin and vicinity. He was accom panied by his brother, Wm. Brownhill, of Gateway and the two went to Friend for a visit with a sister. Geo. K. Cassidy, with his wife and children, passed thru Maupin Sunday morning while on the way to Diamond lake on an outing. Mr. Cassidy is presi dent of the Multnomah Anglers & Hunters club. He was en thusiastic over the decision of the fish commission to install ad ditional holding pins at Ouk Springs hatchery, and says that more pens may oe expected in the future. Mr. Cassidy was accompanied by Ray Lesher and family and Geo. Tuma, all ardent fishermen. : Maupin elevators are some busy these days handling the advance cutting and threshing of thi3 season's wheat crop. About 1400 bushels are coming to each warehouse daily. At present i the Maupin Warehouse company has received about 10,000 bushels j while the Hunts Ferry house has about 8000 bushels stored. It seems that on the lower end of the Flat ranchers are combining their grain, while on the upper end, where the greater amount is grown, ranchers are stacking and threshing with stationery separators. When that end of our wheat producing area begins to come in our warehouses will be taxed to capacity, for the crop is heavy and much more wheat than was expected will be threshed. WATER QUESTION TABLEDMNCIL Will Await Engineer's Resort Be fore Deciding On Action Kelly Filing Covert But Three Seven-Eighths Surplus From Upper Spring at Works Here From "Sucker" State R. N. Wilkinson are here from Sycamore, Illinois on a visit with Mrs. Wilkinson's brothers, L. C. and Tom Henneghan. They had been to Sunnyside, Washington, where Mr. W. buried a brother: District No. 49 Elects At a recent school election held in District 49 (Bakeoven) the following were chosen as of ficers for the district: C. E. Tunnison as director. E. R. Brown and Geo. Mallatt are hold overs, the first named succeed ing to the chairmanship. Mrs. Geo. Mallatt was retained as school clerk. Mrs. Mallatt has officiated as clerk for several terms and that she has been re tained testifies to the excellence of her work in that capacity. Pride Goeth With Paint measurements read nine one- comparing them with thousandths of an inch. Mr. Colorado Beetles Steel In His Eye Milo Wood is wearing his left eye in a sling. Monday he was boring a cylinder when several pieces of steel were thrown off by the tool, eight of them hitting him in the eye. He extracted a" couple of. the offending pieces but Tuesday the pain, became un bearable, so Milo went to Dr. El wood, who succeed in taking! losing chickens to Don't forget the mail box when you have your paint brush handy. Uncle Sam is urging all rural mail carriers to make a systematic effort to get all mail boxes and support posts painted white with the patron's name in black letters 1 inch high on each side of the box. Paint protects, preserves, and pleases. Trapped Horned Owl Elmer Snodgrass out the remaining pain causers. Some of the particles of steel en tered Milo's eye ball. He will be lucky if more serious results do not ensue from the accident. has been predatory Home From Mountains A little matter which may cause considerable anxiety among potato growers was, brought to our attention Monday morning by John Confer. While sizing up his potato vines John dis- the first measuremenes. We' Fischer then hold us that the covered several old fashioned found them to read five plus, two J stones he was using were part of potato bugs (Colorado beetles) plus and zero, these being at a complement of eight, which on the vines. That pest has one, two and three inches and at completed the tool set These been , the cause of millions of the bottom. This told us the J hones leave the walls of the cyl-1 dollars loss in the various potato cylinder was not only out of true . jnder "smooth as glass. After a' growing sections of the country short time the gauge read one- and it is to be hoped they won't ten-thousandths of an inch and become so numerous around left the bore round, parallel and i here as to be a menace to potato with a polished finish.- Verne culture. to perpendicular but was badly out of round. Vern then told us that the owner of the car complained the car used too much oil and fouled the plugs. The measurements fully explained the why for the complaint. We asked whether new pistons and rings would cure the trouble, and Fischer, in reply asked us what sort of ser vice we would expect by placing a new gear in mesh with an .old one? He went on to explain that it was wrong to expect ser vice from that kind of a repair sent in. He furthered that until a cylinder was w'ithin two to three one-thousandths out of true new rings were auite a1 benefit. But how was one to know without modern tools with which to meaure the wear? That grunted and remarked: "There, now I guess a new piston with new rings will make good in that cylinder." We quite agreed with him. .Verne then told us that it was by this method of honing the Lincoln people were able to sell their cars "broke in;" no 25 miles an hour for the first 500 miles for them. Racing cars are also put through this process, ready for long grinds athigh speed. We left at this point but we will give our readers a further insight into the auto repair work in 'next week's issue of The Times. Look for it. it will be worth reading. Bridge Gang In Town , Pullen's bridge gang is in town for a few days' work here and up the line of the O. R. & N. The crew will dismantle some box cars at McLennon station and will also fix up the stock yards in Maupin. Dr. Lawrence S. Stovall and family returned Sunday evening from a week's outing in the mountains. They made camp at the end of the Skyline trail and while in the highlands visited many lakes and caught the limit of trout. The outing was most enjoyable one and the Stovall family came home wearing a real Indian tan. Change In Mail Time A change in the arrival of mail from the north has been made by the O. R. & N. railway. Now the south-bound mail reaches Maupin at 2:00 o'clock instead of at 3:25 in. the afternoon. The change took piafe last Sunday. birds and to catch the marauders set a steel trap. Sunday he went to the trap and discovered a large horned owl held fast in the steel jaws. He brought his catch to town and it may now ba seen at the R. E. Wilson store. We got somewhat balled up last week in our story anent the water situation. But at that it was not entirely our fault, for the imformation we received came from people whom we thought knew all about the ques tion. As near as we have been able to learn this week State Engineer Luper, when he made a survey of this project, alloted the Staatt estate three second feet of water from tne springs on their prop erty. Later L. D. Kelly filed on the surplus from those springs. same being three seven-eighth3 second foot The matter was contested by Mr. and Mrs. Staats and was left for final adjudica tion with the state engineer. A , week or so ago that official noti fied the Staats attorneys that he had decided that the Kelly filing was a valid one. In the meantime the city of Maupin has acquired water rights from the Staats'. . The decision of the engineer was made known to our governing body at its last meeting and the matter was laid upon the table pending further information from the state en gineer's office. The city council is not averse to granting the Kelly interests , water for the East side of the river. But one of the city fathers' hopes is that the Kelly interests will be willing to take their water from below the rams the overflow. By taking water from the springs 'di rect would impair the power of the rams, thereby ren dering the fire hazzard greater and reducing the amount of water required for city purposes. The matter rests there and the final outcome is awaited by all concerned. - ,, Piano For Sale Near Maupin Beautiful high grade piano to be sold at once. A real bargain. Terms $10 monthly. If inter ested in particulars write Cline Piano Co., 66 Front St., Portland Oregon. 36-t4 Broke Three Ribs Back On The Job Mrs. Jessiline Morrison, form er publisher of The Times, was a welcome assistant in this office the first of the week. Stress of work caused us to leave consider able type standing, and Jessiline soon had it in the respective cases, and now the shop presents the appearance favored by all careful printers. More From Illinois George Magill of Wamic mounted the old family Dobbin for a ride last Thursday. The horse began to buck and George was thrown off, alighting on a pile of rock. His side was in jured, but after 'standing the pain four days he decided to consult Dr. Elwood, who found three of the Wamic man's ribs broken. Read the Maupin Times Verne Fischer and wife have been entertaining Mrs. Fischer's brother, Albert Nyquist, his wife and her sister and mother. Mrs. Jane Graham and Miss Bessie Graham. Monday the visitors went to The Dalles where Mr. Nyquist has secured employment as a baker in the plant of the Oregon Baking company. The visitors left Moline, Illinois, early in the summer, going to San Diego, .Calif., and from there drove to Maupin, coming over The Dalles-California highway. Got Two Porkeys Lester Kelly has been bothered lately by the onslaughts of por cupines on his garden stuff. Lester set a couple of traps Mon day and Tuesday morning found a couple of quill pig3 held fast in the trap . jaws. The porkeys were large ones and with their capture the Kelly garden will, now thrive and produce what it was intended' to when planted. Old Papers For Sale This office has a pile of old papers for sale. Come in and get a big bundle for 10 cents. Gone To the Coast . Leonard Farlow has decided that a vacation would be the only thing for him to take in order to reduce, theretore left on Tuesday morning on a two weeks' vaca tion. Leonard will visit various coast resorts and 'will conclude his trip by a visit to the Coos Bay country, Equipping Service Station B. W. Welch . was in Maupin Monday and stated to The Times man that he) was putting in a Vizo gas pump, air pump and water pipes. This is in connec tion with his garage at Wamic. Mr. Welch realizes the necessity of such a station at Wamic and is preparing to take care of the increasing trade passing through that hustling burg.