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Maupin, Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, August 12, 1926
HYDRO POWER BILL
Power Hill Calls for Bonds
of Millions to. Be Spent
By Four Eleeted Men
PIERCE'S PET SCHEME
"Housewives" Council Sought to
Have Spending of $40,000,000
Without Least Restriction.
In a recent Issue of tho Portland
Orcgcnlan Julm W. Kelly tells f
the pet bill of Governor Pierce and
Junt how it will affect the tax
payers of the state in case tho elec
tors adopt it at tho coming election.
Tho article Is well worth tho pc
ruf.nl of Times readers. Mr. Klly
One way to get a job is to create
It and elect yourself to it. This is
what is being done by Dan Kellahcr
with the hydro-electric bill of the
Housewives' council, which the su
premo court said must go on the bal
lot and which will bo voted on at the
"Housewife"' Dan Kellnher and
four other "housewives," If the peo
ple adopt tho bill as an amendment
to tho constitution, will have tho un
controlled spending of $40,000,000.
Furthermore, when elected (they
are named In the bill) they are to be
beyond appeal. The public service
corporation cannot order a scale of
rates if there is objection to the
rates fixed by the "housewives" for
light, power and water.
The bill plunges the state into
ownership of power and water. It
places control of the Irrigation dis
tricts In the hands of "Housewife"
Dan and his colleagues and they will
have authority to buy a pound of
beef or sell a dozen empty bottles to
the junk man.
Four Others Named
The four named in the bill, aside
from Kellahcr, ore "Housewife"
Waldo Anderson of Albany; "House
wife" J. T. Koriek of The Dalles,
"Housewife" Frank M. Gill of Du
fur; Kate Bonhnm of Portland.
Nono of these five has had inti
mate experience with light and
power and none of these "house
wives" has had tho training which
big corporations consider necessary
in the men who spend millions of
dollars. Lack of experience does not
feaze the "housewives." They are
prepared to spend $40,000,000 of
the taxpayers' money as easily as
they would shop in the public mar
ket. Immense Machine Possible.
The "housewives" council hydro-electric
bill .could becomo a
serious matter if tho electorato ap
prove of it In the November election.
It would empower theso four men
and one women to build up an im
mense political machine; turn over
to the quintet control of the Irriga
tion of tho btutc; build and operate J
power plants where they felt like; '
run tho stnte into debt and force the
taxpayers to plunge deep into their
pockets to pay tho bill
Tho bill authorizes tho "Oregon
water and power board to issue
bomlrt up to 5 per cent of the as
sessed valuation of the state, which,
roughly, can be called $40,000,000
of Bccuritcs. If the enterprises of
the board faft to meet the Interest
and principal on tho bonds, then
these charges must be paid out of
the general fund, which comes from
taxation. When money is not taken
from tho general fund for interest
and principal, the board of house
wives ran issue another block of
bonds to meet these obligations, the
There appears to be no end to
the money these "housewives"
could spend Aside from bonds and
more bonds, and drafts on the
general treasury, and the levying
of taxes, and a direct appropriation
of $250,000, the Industrious "house
wives" could also issue and sell interest-bearing
public utility certi
ficates for the c&nstruction or ac
quisition by purchase, condemnation
or otherwise of any public utility.
These certificates would be secured
by a mortgage on the plant.
Stat Bodies Insignificant
The state board of control, the
BOARD OF HEALTH IS ACTIVE
Will Compel Installation of Scaptii
Tank or Use of Chemicals.
Compalnti having reached the city
board of health regarding the condi
tion of several outdoor toilets in
the city, tliut body has decided to en
foorce the oordinance which treats
of such menaces to public health.
Unless offensive toilet Rare taken
cure of at once the board of health
promises to begin action to compel
tho cleaning of same. A word to the
wise is sufficient, and should work
on those who persist in disregarding
the health laws of Maupin.
MACHINE SHED IS BURNED
Building on Chas. Skogtborg Place
Goes Up In Smoke
A second telephone call on Friday
evening caused several Maupinltes
to hurry to the Charles Skogsburg
place on the Criterion road. Ar
riving there it was found that a
large machine shed had been con
sumed. The shed contained a
disc plow, 12-foot drill, an old Ford
car, and several smaller pieces of
farm machinery equipment, all of
of which was a total loss.
The ranch is being run by Edwin
Kidder. At six o'clock that even
ing he, with his wife, had gone to
J. G. Kramer's after some ma
chinery parts, leaving everything
safe. When he returned the shed
and contents had gone up in smoke.
The loss is estimated to be in the
neighborhood of $400.00, with no
CLAUDE WILSON BUYS RANCH
Item Taken From Shanlbo Star of
Friday, July 10, 1914.
Claude Wilson on Monday pur
chased from Chris Borg J 60 acres
in the Bakeoven country for which
he paid $20.00 per acre. This is
good wheat land, and illustrates how
cheaply land of that character may
be obtained in this section. Two
weeks ago Mr. Wilson returned
from a trip all over the northwest,
and repurchased the farm from R.
B. Hinton which he sold last fall. Ho
is not only satisfied there is no bet
ter place for farming investments
than in his old home place, and is
now adding to his holdings in the
some neighborhood. The place just
purchased is within a mile of the
place ho bought last week.
highway commission and other im
portant bodies In the state are in
significant compared to the au
thority and power of the "house
wives" if this amendment to the
constitution is adopted. Even the
legislature could be told to go way
back and sit down, for the law
makers cannot amend the constitu
tion. For years "Housewife" Dan Kela
hcr has been fussing around the
edge of politics, prodding utilities
whenevcrhe could. He has never
had a chance to show just how light
and power companies and irrigation
projects and waterworks should be
constructed, financed and managed,
so he got the Housewives council
to help htm. The result is that he
has prepared an amendment to the
constitution, which will go on the
ballot through Initiative petition,
in which he names himself and four
other "housewives" as members of
the board which is to handle $40,
000,000 and more."
All Expenses Paid
While tho "housewives" are to
serve without salary, they are to
have their expenses paid, and as it
costs money to travel around the
state studying water power and irri
gation, a little matter of $250,000
is provided from the general
treasury in the bill.
Originally there were two of these
hydro measures. The state grange
was sponsoring one, but a few
weeks ago the farmers sort of lost
interest and did not sign tip fast
enough, despite the urgings of
Governor Pierce. The governor is
strong, for the hydro business, and
it is presumed that since the grange
bill failed to make the grade, that
he will embrace and advocate the
measure of the "housewives."
Provided the hydro-electric bill
is adopted, "Housewife" Dan, after
all these years, will be sitting on
top of the world with $40,000,000
of the taxpayer's money to play
Burning Bruih Hasp Ssatterl
Flames Over Large Area
A telephone call shortly after
one o'clock Friday last conveyed
the news that a fire was raging at
the Oak Springs hatchery and ask
that help be summoned. A large
number of Maupinltes quickly mo
tored to tho scene, expecting to find
the buildings in flames. When they
got there the fire was found to be
in, the timber growing along the
springs streams The blaze had
reached huge porportions and loon
spfead to the dry grass on the hill
side and ncared the rim rock on !
top. By heroic work the men sue
ceeded in beating out the grass fire,
then turned their attention to the
blaze in the brush. A bucket bri
gade was organized and the fire
soon brought under control.
It is supposed tho fire started
from a spark from a passing loco
motive. There was a pile of dry
brush near tho track and the idea
is that this was first to catch, the
flumes spreading from the pile.
HORIE KILLED BY BARB WIRE
Two Lads Injured by Being Thrown
By I lone in Threshing Around
The two small sons of Gus Bal
zer of Tygh Valley went to the hills
last Saturday to look .after some
sheep, both riding one horses. In
some unaccountable manner the
horse became entangled in barbed
wire and in its efforts to extricate
itself threw the boys off, one of them
striking on his head, being rendered
unconscious, in which condition he
remained for some time. The other
lad was somewhat bruised in his falL
The horses was so badly cut by the
wire that it died later.
Halbrook Catches Coyotes
Predatory Animal Hunter Hal
brook has been operating in the vi
cinity of Sherars Bridge lately and
last week succeeded in taking in
six coyotes. The animals have
been waging destructive war on
Iambs, turkeys and chickens in the
Sherars district and the hunter
will keep at work there until the
coyotes are exterminated.
About 10 days ago T. B. Slusher
was hauling a load of hay from the
field when the coupling pole broke.
Britton nuhltched and went home,
leaving the load in the field. Last
Friday he sent the boys after the
load. As they did not return when
expected the father went to the
field after them. When he arrived
at the place ho had left the wagon
he was surprised to find but a pile
of ashes. In some mysterious man
ner the load had taken fire and
both it and the vehicle had been
Ford Turns Upside Down.
An automlbile party enroute from
Bend to the lower country turned
turtle on the Criterion grade Monday
forenoon. According to the story of
one of the occupants of the car the
driver was exceeding the speed limit
and when rounding a turn, the car
left the road and went bottom aide
up. One of the men suffered severe
lascerations on the face and another
had an arm badly torn. They came
to town and Dr. Elwood fixed up the
injured men and Joe Kramer at
tended to the auto..
Measured Springs' Flow.
J. H. Woodcock measured the flow
of the springs at Oak Springs Mon
day and the result showed 14.2 sec
ond feet of water coming therefrom.
This flow is sufficient to develop
320 horsespowcr, and will be usod
as power for the new electric plant
the Maupin Power company will in
stall there. A wier has been con
structed, built of concrete. The
company will soon send men to the
timber to cut poles for the line to
be run from the springs to Maupin.
Red Cross Meeting.
Miss Sena Peterson, county health
nurse, conducted a mothers' meeting
In the lower hall of the Odd Fellows
building Tuesday afternoon. Just
what the nature of the meet:ng was
we were not informed. Miss Peter
son failed to let us know of its date
or where it would be held.
LISTED FOR FAIR
Twenty-Four Rounds of Sparring to
Be Added Attraction.
Carl Dahl has assumed the role of
boxing promoter and in that capac
acity has arranged for a boxing car
nival to take place dring the fair at
Tygh Valley the first of the coming
month. Carl has lined up some ex- j
ceptlonally good talent and promises
a real treat under a big top. The
lists will include a 10-round contest
between Art Bibby, an 165-pound J
Doxer irom Urns Valley, who will I
exchange punches with Battling Mos
ier of The Dalles. The latter is in
the 170-pound class. Spike McClas
key, also of The Dalles, will mix with
Frankie Webb of Portland. These
Athletes weigh 140 and 144 pounds
Respectfully, and will try to make a
four-round go interesting. Mike
Bibby, from Grass Valley, and who
tips the scales at 168 pounds, will
try conclusions with Colly Stoops,
the fighting Portland policeman, for
fop rounds, each being in the light
heavy weight class, and will box
four rounds. A couple of 150
pounders Henry Barnum of Moro,
and Kid Bennett of St. Paul, will en
tertain with a four-round exhibition, '
and the carnival will conclude with
care to enter the lists.
Mrs. Griffin Recovering.
Mrs. E. W. Griffin is making rap
id recovery from a stubborn case of
blood poisoning, which developed
from a fall received some weeks ago.
Mrs. Griffin has been confined to
the house for some time and that she
is now able to be out again will be
welcome news to her many friends.
Fishing Fine, Says Henneghan
, L C. Henneghan and wife, ac
companied by Mr. Wilkinson and
wife, are enjoying the scenery and
air at Neskowin. Lew writes The
Times that the weather is fine and
the fishing good, so the party may
not be looked for to return for
Batty Leases His Ranch t
Fen Batty last week entered into
an agreement with Lester Crabtree
whereby the latter leased Mr. Bat
ty's 560-acre ranch on Juniper
Flat Mr. Batty had advertised the
place for sale, ' but when Lester
signified a willingness to lease the
property, Fen proved agreeable to
the idea, so the lease was entered
Slipped Joint Car of Lamb.
A number of sheep growers joined
in filling a car on Tesday and the
muttons were sent to the Portland
stockyards. Those supplying part of
the shipment were: L. B. Woodside,
Gabel Bros., Carl Dahl, O. E. Walt
ers, L. E. Walters, O. B. Derthick !
and James Mace, the latter accom
panying the shipment to Poortland. .
Got Second Crop Wool.
Lester Kelly sheared his sheep for
the second time this season, getting !
a yield of about eight pounds to a j
fleece. The first shearing produced
a little better than nine pounds, so
it will be Been that Mr. Kelly's sheep
yielded quite a lot of wool this year. 1
Purchased 300 Lambs.
Ed. Herrling has purchased 300 i
ewes from A. B. Mathews of the
Tygh section and on Tuesday took
them to his ranch near Criterion. j
The sheep were all young and will !
make quite a showing with the others
on the Herrling range.
Homesick for This Section.
Joe Crabtree, after spending
two years at Astoria, threw up a
perfectly good job to come home to
Maupin. He drove through, arriv
ing Tuesday night. Jbe said there
was no place like home and that he
was homesick for old scenes and
Domestic Department Supt.
Mrs. Susie Kelly has been named
as sperintendent of all the Domestic
Art departments at the coming fair
in the place of Mrs. Bruce Hull,
as printed in the premium list. Mrs.
Kelly has made a great success as
leader in Girls' Club work and is
eminently qalified to have charge of
the department of which she has
been chosed as executive head.
PICTURES TOMORROW NIGHT
Latest Story to Bo Pietureised Will
Be On the Bill) a Comedy A'to
C. M. Plyler will be in Maupin to
morrow evening and will put on a
motion picture show at the Legion
hall, the picture to be shown being a
film version of Gene Stratton Por
ters great work "The Keep? of
the Bees." This is said to bo the
greatest story to be pictured this
season and Maupin people are ex
tremely lucky in being able to see it
at this time. A two reel comedy fea
ture will complete the bill.
After the show a dance will be
given, for which the Rosebud Stroll
ers orchestra, a well known Portland
organization, will furnish the inspir
ation. Prices for the show will be 25
and 50 cents.
BOUGHT CHRISTMAS STOCK
Bates Shattuck Selects Holiday
Line At Portland Last Week
Bates Shattuck and wife returned
from attending Buyer's Week at
Portland Saturday night. On
their return they stopped over
night at Welch's, on the Loop road
coming over that highway to Mau
pin. While in Portland Mr. Shat
tuck selected a large and varied as
sortment of holiday goods and says
his line this season will eclipse all
former efforts to supply Christmas
gifts for the people of Maupin and
HINTS FOR HOME AND FARM
Some Useful Suggestions Beneficial
to Housewife and Soil Tiller.
Do as tho Romans Did.
Green manuring is one of the old
est methods used to maintain or
or increase the productivity of the
soil. The Romans used legumes,.
wheh were sown in September and
turned under in May for the benefit
of the following crop.
Many Juices Make Vinegar
Many fruit are well suited to
vinegar making, as they contain
sugar in the proper proportion and
stances. The United States Depart
ment of Agriculture has published
a bulletin on making vinegar at
In making quick breads and cakes
allow in general 1 to 1 teaspoons
of baking powder for each cup of
flour. Butter cakes that have a
great deal of egg white may, how
ever, need less. Pop-overs and
sponge cakes are the exception and
require no baking powder at all.
Sauerkraut made in small quan
tities in the home may be pre
served in the following way: As
soon as fully fermented, pack in I
mason jar and cover with the kraut J
brine, or, if this is not posible, with j
a fresh brine made by adding one ;
ounce of salt to a quart of water, j
Heat in a water bath until the center
of the jar shows a temperature of
about 160 dgrse,s F., then seali
tightly. If stored in a cool place it
wil keep for a year or more
Lettuce production has become
an important industry in recent
years. , Shipments in 1924 filled
more than six times as many cars
The carcasses of diseased fowls
should never be thrown where
chickens or hogs can get to them,
as there is much greater danger of
severe infection from eating tu
berculous or otherwise diseased
organs of a dead fowl than from
Sells Garage Interest
Hugh Wood has disposed of his
interest in the Maupin Garage to
his partner, George Tillotson. The
latter will conduct the business
along the lines followed by he and
Mr. Wood, taking care of all re
pairs, accessories, gas and oils, as
well as continuing the selling
agency for Ford products. Mr.
Wood will assist in the car selling
end of the business when he can
tear himself away from his Shady
Brook ranch, to which he will give
his future attention. Mr. Tillotson
is a general favorite here and no
doubt will receive the patronage
his business methods warrant. The
sale took place last Saturday.
Fire Started In Attic From
Defective Flue Very
MACHINE SHED SAVED
Shaniko Men Respond and Keep Fire
From Standing Wheat- Mother
Dog's Pathetic Efforts
One of the most destructive farm
firm reported :v this section occur
red on the Moody Estate ranch on
the head of Bakeoven Tuesday a. m.
Th ranch' is operated by A. J. Holt,
who lost practically all his house
hold belongings, clothing and bed
ding, the only Articles to be saved
being a small amount of bed clothes,
a heating stove and a sc.v'n ma
chine. Mr. Halt's loss is total.
The fire was first discovered at
seven o'clock, when the roof was a
blaze. The conflagration soon
spread to lower floors, precluding
the salvaging of any but the articles
mentioned. The alarm was phoned
in to Shaniko and soon help arrived,
but the men were too late to do any
thing but prevent the fire from
reaching a standing wheat field, in
the center of which was a large
The buildings burned included the
dwelling house, two large barns, fn
the mows of which were tons of hay,
all the corral and barn yard fences,
and two wagons with header boxes.
Before the fire had reached the
barns all the harness had been re
moved to a place of safety."
The place is a landmark cf this
section. Long before a railroad was
thought of around here the "Bake
oven" road home was a familiar
and welcome stopping place for
stages' and freighters. It was head
quarters for horse and cattle ranch
ers, being located just the right
distance between Sherars Bridge
and Antelope to make it an ideal
stopping place for travelers. A
large spring supplied all with pure
water, and this was another thing
which added to the popularity of
We understand the buildings had
an insurance covering, but that Mr.
Holt had failed to transfer his policy
to his new location.
A pathetic incident connected
with the fire was the frantic efforts
of a mother dog in trying to rescue
her puppies from beneath the burn
ing dwelling. She tried many times
to go to them, but each effort
proved futile, and at last she was
compelled to come forth alone, al
though she was' badly scorched in
attempting the rescue of her family.
Preaching at 8:00 p. m.
Preaching at 11:00 a .m. by Rev.
Aldridge and at 8:00 p. m. by the
Sabbath school 10:00 a. m.
Prayer meeting Friday, 8:00 a. m.
The Ladies' Aid is busily working
for the fair sale on September 2, 3
and 4. So far the members have had
wonderful success in soliciting ar
ticles to include for their stock.
Do not forget Sunday school. We
have had no serious summer slump
so far this hot season. Our average
has been well around 30. Let's keep
Sunday school at 10:00 a. m.
Preaching at 11 :00 a. m.
No evening service.
Our Sunday school is holding up
fine. Let's not let it sllump.
Attendance at Sunday school 26;
Driving New Star Car. .
George, Morris says the best is
none too good for him, also that he
considers the Star car the acme of
perfection in the atomobile field. He
has invested in another auto of that
make and now drives about the nift
iest boat in town for a small car.
Kelly Cyr and the Ellerslck family
have returned from an outing among
the lakes in the Bend country.