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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 9, 1926)
When the come a fishin
They come to Maupln on the
with our highways and rail
roads you can reach any
place om Maupin.
Maupin Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, Septcmbei 9 1926
BEST IN HISTORY
large Crowds Attend All
Three Days Was Real
FINE WATER SUPPLY
Exhibit! Far Exceed Other Year
Belter Quality sad Quantity
The 14th annual exposition of
the Southern Waco County Fair
association is now a matter of
history. At that the page on which
is recorded its importance will shine
as an example of what concerted
effort on the part of mangement and
exhibitors can do when they pull to
gether. Thursday morning the gates of
the fair grounds wore thrown open
to an anxiously waiting crowd.
Upon entering the sight-aeckcrs got
busy inspectiog the large and varied
exhibits, and utterances of wonder
ment were heard on all sides, for
never in the history of the associa
tion were there so many and varied
collections , of exhibits shown in
Wasco county that greeted the
people congregated there.
The displays of' livestock evi
denced the fact that this end of the
county has some breeders who pay
particular attention to the best
breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, swine
and goats. Not only were the dis
plays larger, but the quality "stuck
out" like the proverbial sore thumb.
Magnificent thoroughbred horses
drew many excalmations of admira
tion at the great sixo, magnificent
proportions and beautiful colors.
The cattle section was filled with
fine representatives of both dairy
and beef cattle. The section de
voted to Jersics and Holstcins was
especially attractive, combining
both size and milk giving strains.
The Boys' and Girls' calf .clubs had
attractive displays and much interest
was shown in the exhibits. Hogs
wcro there aplentyfrom the belted
black ones to the brown and white
porkers. All breeds were repre
sented and demonstrated tho fact
that Southern Wasco county hog
raisers know their business. The
displays of sheep and goats far ex
ceeded all other years. Every
known strain had representatives in
the pens and the judges were hard
put to make first second and third
choices. The poultry section was
not as well represented as wo would
have desired, but emthcr year, with
adequate quarters, it Is expected
that chicken raisers wilt be out in
force with tho best to bo had.
In the exposition building were
vegetublcs, fruits, canned goods,
articles of needlework, paintings,
dawlngs, grains, grasses and
thousands of cxhlbts drawn from the
field, garden and home. The young
sters' displays of canned fruits and
vegetables, their exhibits of school
work, sewing, cooking and many
other lines, demonstrated the pains
taking effort each had put forth to
perfect themselves in tho lines
shown. Of special merit was the ex
hibit of the Warm Springs Indians.
This contained blankets, belts, cloth
ing, hand bnga, towels, bridles, as
well as many articles of school work
by the younger generation.
' We wish we had space in which
to give individual mention of each
entry all are worthy of It.
The races were easily the best
ever pulled off at a Wasco county
fair. Tho races tho first day, Thurs
day were begun on time and there
were no long waits between the
events. These were:
No. 1 Pony race, one-fourth mile
Black Cloud, 1st, Susie D., 2nd, May
8rd. Time 26 seconds.
No. 2 Saddle horse race, one
half mile. Mollie 1st, Clawhammer
2nd, Jimmy Olds 3rd. Time 26 Vs
' No. 3 -Novelty race. Nancy 1st,
Mlnier 2nd. Qulbby 3nd.
No. 4 Free For All, one-half
mile. Hanover Towpath 1st, Henry
Clem 2nd. .
Friday, September 3
No. 1 Colt race for 2-year-olds,
three-eights mile. Hula Hula 1st,
Voters Declare In Favor
of Carrying School Pupils
Electors Decide All Pupil
The school meeting held Tuesday
afternoon to decide on carrying pu
pils to Maupin schools from outlying
sections resulted in an almost unan
imous voico for so doing, the vote
standing 21 for to one against
This is the right sentiment. Every
time a child" is denied the right to at
tend school that much of his heri
tage is taken from him. We owe It
to those coming up to take our places
that they be given a chance to fit
themselves to meet the world. We
all havj had that chance and should
give the same opportunity to coming
generations. The vote of Tuesday
coincided with that idea and all pu
pils living in the district, but not in
town, will be carried to and from
school. TheTlmcs rejoices at the at
titude of those who -voted "Yes."
No. 2 Squaw race, one-half tr He.
Chief 1st, Bill 2nd, Shorty 3rd.
No. 3 Free for all, one-half mile.
Hanover Towpath 1st, Henry Clem
No. 4 Indian Race, one-half mile.
Wildcat 1st, Nugget 2nd, Trincey
No. 6 Relay race. Dick 1st,
Saturday, September 4
No. 1 Saddle Horse race, one
fourth mile . Jimmy Dell Olds 1st,
Clawhammer 2nd, Black Diamond
No. 3 Squaw race, one-half mile.
Major 1st, Cricket 2nd, Bill 3rd.
No. 4 Saddle Horse race, one
half milo. Minier 1st, Dick 2nd,
Gold Bug 3rd. Time 67 Mi seconds.
No. 6 -Relay race. Dick 1st.
As an attraction Carl Dahl had
arranged a series of boxing matches.
These were five in number and
brought out some good local boxhig
talent The first real bout brought
together Henry Barnum of Moro and
Max Dudley of Portland. Barnum
immediately got busy and floored
his man before the round had gone
10 seconds. Upon arising Dudley
again went to the floor but this
time the referee had plenty of
time to count 10 over him before he
showed signs of "coming out of it."
Barnum had touched him on the
Kid Parker, a husky colored
youth from The Dalles next tried
tried conclusions with Geo. Lambert,
who substituted for Griffith of
Washougal, Wash. Lambert is a
wrestler and took on all comers in a
large tent on the grounds. Parker
allowed Lambert to feint himself
into the shape of a drag, then landed
flush to the chin. The wrestler went
down and out. When he came to he
was full of fight, even going so far
as to make advances to Dr. Morris,
the referee. Whjle engaged in the
bout the westler seeemd to try all
the holds he knew, barring the toe
hold. When he .hit the floor ho
rolled over several times, evidently
attempting a bridge. He left the
arena still dizzy.
Mike Bibbey and Jim Mosier, from
Grass Valley and Hood River re
spectively, were next. There was a
difference of several pounds in
weight, the Hood River man having
the advantage. Bibbey tried to get
in a settler, but the apple picker was
too loving, for every time Mike led
Mosier went into an embrace. He
was asked several times to kiss his
opponent. Result a dravf.
Speck McClaskey of The Dalles
and a young fellow frofci Portland
next engaged attention. Speck is a
young fellow who has a good local
reputation as a boxer. His oppon
ent also showed thathe knew some
thing of the art of leather punching.
Speck scored a knockdown in the
second round. Later in that canto
he hit the Portland lad had m square
one, which caused the recefver to
hit the ropes and then awing off the
platform. He was helped to the
ring by his second, and this, ' the
judges decided, , amounted to a
technical knockout, so The Dalles
lad was given the decision.
The main event was scheduled as
a go between Art Bibbey of grass
Valley and Mosier of Hood River.
Mosier evidently was afraid of" the
bunch grass man, so took on his
brother, Mike. He was ' substituted
by Hugh White, an active colored laj
RAINBOW FEEDS SOME HOST
Traveler Find Maupin' Cfo Ready
To Meet All Want
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
saw hundreds of vacationists in Mau
pin. During the three days the
Rainbow cafe catered 'to between
400 and 600 guests. Sunday even
ing there were over 60 at the tables
and waiting at the same time for a
meal. Ben Fraley states that his
place enjoyed a greater patronage
from local people during the three
days mentioned than in any like giv
en time since he opened the cafe.
WILD MULE GOES ON RAMPAGE
Leg Broken and
A driver of a team of mules at
Wilkins' camp, just above the Dane
cabin, was severely injured Monday
by being stepped on end trampled
by an unruly mule. The team of
mules were being fed at the time
and the driver stepped between
them. One of the animals was
tame, the other wild. When' the
man reached down to pick some
thing up from the ground the wild
long ear knocked him over, kicked
him, rolled him and proceeded to
trample him into the earth. One
leg was broken and other severe in
juries sustained. He was sent to a
hospital at Portland for medical at
Cot of Creslng Sheep
The average cost of grazing a'l
sheep in Eastern Oregon is given, by
the experiment station as $1.66 per
head. In actual practice the cost of
grazing is not the same. Some
ranchmen own about all their range
and some very little. Of those who
pay rent some pay as high as $10 to
$12 an acre and some 1cm than $6.
from Southern Oregon. Art tried
his best but White proved too active
in footwork. Each round was a
repetition of, the f irst, neither
fighter seeming not being able to Sewing Div. 2. First, Merle Snod
land a straight blow. Bibhey got in grass; second, Doris Kelly;, third,
a straight left in the first round,
putting his dusky opponent to the
floor for a second. This bout was
called a draw.
The bouts were huld in a Lrge
canvas arena insiae tne irncK.
While a fair crowd was in alten-
dance he promoters did not comciford; second Bernice Hollis; third,
out with much money to the good.
At that the smoker proved an at
taction and many people went to the
fair just to see the fights who other
wise would have stayed at home.
There were the usual number of
chance Joints, each of which did a
Take it up one side and down the
other the 14th annual exposition of
the Southern Wasco Fair association
will stand out as a shining epoch in
the history of the organiation. With
the new grandstand, new dancing
pavilion, new track, more parking
space, larger exhibition rooms, and
above all, good mangement, the
reason for sucess is apparent.
One important feature connected
with this year's fair was an abun
dance of prue water. A large
spring had been tapped and the
water confined in a concrete tank
10x10x10. From this was extended
DiDes and the water elevated to an
1100-gallon tank and from this led
to the grounds, where drinking
hydrants were placed. The spring
has an estmated flow of 25,000 gal
lons each 24 hours, and so strong is
its flow that a triple expansion
pump was run iu nours wunout
lowering its water more thun four
Much of the success of the lute
fair is attributable to the untiring
efforts of President W. E. Hunt and
Secretary A. II. Gillis. Mr, Hunt
toek the initiative in building the
new stand, tack and pavilion. He
supplied the wherewith with which
to ake the impovementa . and gave
much of his personal time t the
affairs of the association. Secre
tary Gillis was on the job all the
time. To him fell the duty of. in
ducing exhibts, to see ihat details
were carried out and to keep the
books so that there might be no
difficulty in showing just where the
association stands at any time.
JBoth men are the right l.ien in the
right places, and to choose others
in their stead wold mean a backward
step. By all means keep them in
their respective offices and help
make future fairs bigger and better.
WAPINITIA WITHOUT WATER
Well Going Dry and Water Being
Refuted Thoio Needing It.
I According to our Wapinitia cor
respondent the wells around Wap
iitia are going dry. It is stated that
those having a little water in their
wells have been compelled to re
fuse such to others in need of it.
This is a concrete example of trust
ing to others for a water supply.
An irrigation company on the Hat
is reported to have sold water with
out being able to deliver it. The
Consequences are now apparent
What are you going to do about it,
CLUB MEMBERS WIN AWARDS
Three From Thi Section Will
To Tho State Fair
Wasco County Banker's
three trips to the state fair
were won this year at the fair by
Albert Gesh, Pig, Wamic; Howard
Crawford, Calf, Wamic; Ada Knight
on. Sheen. Tveh Vallcv. Four other
rlnh Wftrkertt will Via (riven atntn fair
trips, but just who they will be has
not been made known.
AwArflft On Proisfta
The following members from this I adjunce to a county ffir- As matte"
section who won award on tho varJarc at Present the Iftce ,or show-
ious projects were:
Lamb Project Div. 1. First, Loren
Adkisson; second, Raymond Kortee;
th.rd, Ada Knighton, Tygh Valley,
Lamb Project Div. 2. First, Ada
Knighton; second, Paul Kortge;
third, Nina Mathews.
Lamh ProW riv a. Fimt. Arli
Knighton; second, Rachel Kortee;
third, Nina Crampton.
Young Heifer First, Howard
Crawford; second, Harold Crawford;
third, Verne Hanna.
Pig Div. 1. First, Albert Gesh; se
cond, Phil Slusher.
Pig Div. 2. First, Mary Gesh; se
cond, Jloward Coffee.
Sewing Div. 1. First, Elizabeth
'Rutherford; second, Selma Ashley;
(third,' Laveile Penhers.
Sewing Div. 3. First, Aiken
Home Making First, Ruth Ward;
second, Crystal Stewart; third Wini
Cooking First, Elizabeth- Ruther-
Bee Project First, Doris Bonney.
Canning Project First, Winifred
In the penmanship contest, with
practically all of the schools of the
county competing, Boyd won first
honors. In the third grade contest
Jean Renick of Maupin was fourth.
Will Teach at The Dalle
Miss Celia McCorkle of this place
will be one of the teaching corps in
The Dalles schools this year. She,
with her father and mother went to
the county sent Monday. While
there Mrs. McCorkle will consult n
physician regarding her health, v.s
she has been ailing for some time.
Now Machinery Shed (
. Ray Kaylor is having one of the
largest and best machinery sheds in
this community erected on his ranch.
Ray is also preparing to build a new
barn, having the old one razed in
preparation for the new structure.
Moring To Town
The Chas Crofoot family have
moved to Maupin from Wamic and
will occufSy their cottage here for
the school year. The object of their
coming was that the children might
have the advantage of our excellent
Woodtide Get Chevrolet
Louis Woodside has purchased a
Chevrolet touring car from the Rich
mond Service station, local agents.
The car was delivered yesterday and
from now on Louie and family will
enjoy riding more thnn ever.
Sheep From The Mountain
Jack Staats came to town Satur
day after having been in the moun
tains a couple of weeks. He con
voyed a band of 400 old sheep and
70 lambs to town from the W. E.
Hunt range, they being shipped to
Seattle. Jim Mace, buyer for a
Seattle firm, was with Jack. ,
Read The Times get the
Where Docs the Fair
Wasco County Receive $2503 and
Our Fair but $1SOO
Now that the Southern Wasco
county fair is over a little matter of
premium money comes up for dis
cussion. The state pays this county
$2500 with which to meet the out
lay for premiums, and but $1600 of
this amount reaches the fair board.
The question naturally arises
what becomes of the other f 1000? ..
If the whole amount were
diverted to the fair held in this end
of the county, more and jarger pre
miums could be given for exhibts.
The measly little old $1600 does not
reach very far when spread over a
great number of awards, conse
quently exhibitors are inclined to
limit their entries. If the whole
appropriation went to the fair it
would be an incentive for all to
make larger and better displays.
There would be a chance to divert
entrance money to greater improve-
to the fair buildings and to
jert'ct "eedcd ones
There should be
a building arranged lor the display
of poultry, always an interesting
lng poultry is practiaily nil. A
li -l u , J il
I DU"U'"K B"?UI proviaea ior whs
!departmcnt' and with more money
ppropnakd for premiums would
jmake T departments larger
jand Ktter at eomin? fairs"
The matter of obtaming the whole
i state appropriation should be taken
up by the fair board and prose
cuted so vigorously that the only
fair in the county would receive
what tho state sets aside for it.
WILL ESTAELISH FUR FARM
Sui-Teyon Laying Out Boundaries
Locating Water Supply
J. C. DuBoise of Liberty Bond,
Washington, with a ' party "of sur
veyors, are now at work in the
neighborhood of ML Wilson and
Frog Lake. They are seeking loca
tions for a large fur farm, also ponds
for the propagation of fish. The
men behind the project are capital
ists who realize the advantages of
the sections spoken of, and if the
engineer's report is at all favorable
will proceed to establish the farm
and ponds at once.
Pictures In Oregonian.
A late issue of the Portland Ore
gonian contained a pictures of one
of Maupin's most ardent spoortsmen
Bates Shattuck. Bates is shown
standing between two magnificent
bucks, the killing of which is to be
credited to him and Bob Wilson.
line a nirfiiraT nf tnmaalf tnlrun
j jn the same position as shown in the
Qregonian's cut, and it is on display
among other things in the game line
in his show window. Both Bates
and Bob have had the deer heads
Home From Hotpital.
' Irs. Jos. Chastain of Tygh Valley
is now .at home after a two-minths'
siege of ruffering in a hospital at The
Dalles. So?.:e time ago Mrs. Chastain
was affectecf with what was thought
to be rheumatism in one of her
limbs, the knee being the most
painful. An operation was perform
ed on the member and since then the
lady has been feeling much easier.
It is hoped she will soon regain her
accustomed good health.
Wood in Sheep Buaine
Hugh Wood, sensing the millions
to be made in the sheep game, has
bought 300 sheep from E. H, Ashley
of Tygh Valley. Hugh took his
flock to his Shady Brook ranch and
will feed them on the rich alfalfa he
harvested this summer.
H. S. Aitant Hero
Miss Catherine Enright, who will
be assistant to Principal Nagel, ar
rived Monday and made arrange
ments for a stopping place. Miss
Enright came from Eugene by way
of the Mackinzie Pass and The
Dallea-California highway. She is a
graduate of the state university at
Eugene, where her mother is on the
teaching staff, and has had teaching
experience in the Roseburg and the
Albany schools. She will make her
home at the O. P. Weberg residence
j while in Maupin,
PRIVATE VS. STATE
Do People Want Big Debt
Hung Onto Them For
Great Many Years?
DEBT AGAINST STATE
"Heosewive' Council . Do Not
Conioer How Return fai
Not Bo Return
One angle little considered among
faults in the hydro-electric con
stitutional amendment proposed in
Oegon is this: The entire bond is
sue $63,000,000 will be sold s
an indebtedness against the state.
Under private ownership, In many
cases, only about thirty per cent of
the funds raised by sale of bonds;
the balance of the fund required is
secured through -sales of preferred
stocks, largely by customer owner
ship campaigns, and the balance
through selling common stock.
This gives bonds under private
enterprises high market value. In
stitutional holdings of power and
light securities are increased far In
excess of the hodlngs In other type
of security. We are told that five
of the od established life Insurance"
companies -have from . twenty to
thirty per cent of their stock and
bond investment In public utilities.
Educational Institutions show grow
public utility investments.
he difference is here: Where the
entire fund is raised by sale of bond
the security is not considered ade
quate, nor as saie, even wan state
backing, as it is when only thirty
per cent of the money is raised by
bonds and the seventy per cent by
sale of stocks. This affords a good
general illustration of the com
parative soundness under private
In Oregon's consideration of the
hydro-electric and irrigation amend
ment to the constitution, initiated
by the Housewives Council for sub
mision to voters at the November
election, there Is the added element
of public utility certificates, which
entail a further risk because they
operate as a mortgage against plants
constructed with funds , secured by
bond sales. This is largely a. tax
payers' concern, but every Individ
ual who has business interests in
Oregon is concerned with the effects
that may result to all interests in
Oregon by passage of :this radical
and sweeping change in our state
, Do the people of Oregon want to
bond themselves for $60,000,000 so
that Dan Kelleher and ' the House
wives' Council may try; out an idea
that has proved unsuccessful oyer
a period of years in Ontario, Cana
da? It was predicted that industries
would .come1, rates would be low and
profits high. In fact, the industries
didn't come, rates were not lowered;
the too-powerful board of control
rode Ontario like the old man of the
sea and the province of Quebec,
with no such idealism pervailing, got
the industries. " "
TAUGHT IN THE PHILL1PINES
vi Nagel I Teacher of Maay
J. A. Nagel, who will head the
teaching corps of the Maupin schools
for the coming year, has had many
years' experience in teaching the
young idea how to shoot. For seven
years he was an instructor in the
government schools in - the Philll-
pine islands. He was -superintendent
of the Menno, N. D. schools
for a like period; served in the same
capacity for two and one-half years
at Sheridan, Oregon; was . at Oak
Harbor, Washington, five years, and
at Flora, Oregon, two years.;' Mau
pin people may consider we are ex
tremely fortunate in secu4ng the
services of such an able man to head
- Lot. v .
During fair. Brown ..purse with
black leather binding. Reward,
Leave at MullerV 1 44t4