iAUPIN-On the De " schutes, the Home of the Rainbow Trout MAD YOU can start at Mail pin and go to any place on the earth Vol. XII Maupin, Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, August 12, 1926 No. 40 FII HYDRO POWER BILL CONTAINS 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 says: 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 general election. "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 bill provides. 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 insurance. 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 with. FIRE THREATENS SPRINGS HATCHERY 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. Mysterious Blase 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 burned. 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. BOXING CONTESTS 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 some time. 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 into. 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 friends. 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 surrounding territory. 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 home. Quick Breads 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. Kraut 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 Some Salad Lettuce production has become an important industry in recent years. , Shipments in 1924 filled more than six times as many cars in 1916. After Death 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 other sources. 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. LANDMARK SUFFERS DWRJP BLAZE Fire Started In Attic From Defective Flue Very Little Salvaged 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 machinery shedN 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 place. 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. CHURCH SERVICES Maupin. Preaching at 8:00 p. m. Preaching at 11:00 a .m. by Rev. Aldridge and at 8:00 p. m. by the pastor. 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 it there. Wapinitia. 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; collection $2.17. 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.