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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 24, 1927)
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Maupin Southern Wasco Couuty Oregon, Thursday, February 24, 1927
STREAMS GO ON
Deschutes Nearly at Stage
of Four Years Ago Is
land Covered Deeply
Stream Hereabout Fill Bank and
Overflow Low Land More
Four years ago the Deschutes rlv
r ramo up In the night and filled It
banks no thut the low land were cov
ered with water. Since thut time
the river has confined itself to a re
spectable ntnjfc nt nil times, but on
Sunduy of thin week ugoln became a
A two-Inch rainfall at Bend and
an accompanying emptying of water
Into the river from that point the
full length of the stream caused a
wuvc of water to come down and fill I
all lowlund and climb the batik. At
an early hour Monday morning the j
tnge hnd reached a height of eight
feet above normal. At Maupin the
water spread out and covered the
flat junt above the bridge, Inundat-!
ed the low flat below the crowing ,
and '-,t;'nded to the railroad bridge j
over D.uc wen crcc'' The latter j
rlream overflowed its bunk, and .
carried such a volume of water that
the current extended clear across
the Deschutes where it entered tho
Choulnnrd's Isand, which at one
time wbh a home place and one on
which a fine garden was grown, was
entirely covered with water. The
stream evidently cut a new channel j
tho entire length of the island, wash- j
ed awny what little soil remained
and exposed river
rocks over its
Monday morning the water cover- ;
ed the east end abutment of the ateel anj Harry Redding as possible ap
' bridge and lapped the lower part of ! prentices,
the O. W. R. & N. grade. It fell al- J Meetings will be held each spring
most as fust as it come up, and Tucs- jai wth 0 poHslblo conclavo In
day the top of tho abutment was j .winter. John Mannion was
fully five feet above the water. elected big ram, Elmer Hornquist,
Tygh Creek spread over the low , itte buck; Andy Mann, Merino
lands at the town. White River wld-1 chief ;Art Farghcr, wool wooly; Bob
ened out and covered many fields Forturie, shoke-a-tail and Jack Mc
down thot valley. Fifteen-Mile jiillan, head bumper, with Al. Ken
creek at Dufur Meeniod to be cutting ( ne(y ng chelf wooy gatherer. Ad-
a new channel on the opposite side or j
the old one nearer town, while Light
Mile, Five-Mile and other creeks
along the road to The Dalles became
torrents, carrying away fences, un
dermining building and- wreaking
havoc their entire lengths.
Chaitain't Star Eclipted
Joe Chnstain started for home
from Maupin Tuesduy night. He had
reached tho last turn on tho Muupin
grade when ho ran into a car bearing
a California license, which had ru'l"
ed to the rik'ht adc in order to moko
tire repairs. Chastain collided with
the stationery car, the result being
a cull for the Maupin Karago service
cur, which towed a badly smashed i
Star to tho shop. The Star sustained
a broken front end, steering gear and
tire, as well a a bent front axle.
Wind Looaenad Wiret
The heavy wind of Monday even
ing loosened several electric light
wires, ciuiFing them to emit flashes
when coming in contact with poles.
It behooves our people to use tho
greatest cure in approaching loose
wires, for a severe shock, if not
death. Is contained in all such If con
An Attractive Window y
Bates Shattuvk in there with the
artist's eye when it comes to trim
ming uhow windows. His store is
holding a special shoo solo and to
display some of tho lines offered
Bates hus decoruted one of his show
windows with Buch goods. Euch shoe
is murked in plain figures, and these
show the fallacy of going out of town
for footwear, as that line f wear
ing apparel can be purchased as
cheaply at home ns in the larger
cities or from catalog 'nouses.
"That fellow's neck reminds
of a typewriter."
"It's under wood."
SHEEP HERDERS "ORGANIZE"
of Woollet Gather
D.cld. on "Union"
And now come the lowly sheep
herder with idcuR of collective bar
gaining. Many follows of that call
ing make Maupin their headquarters,
and with the long winter monthi to
contend with seek solace by mingling
with common people. They are not
exclusive, believing that any man is
as good as they so long as he behaves
himself. They also are disciples ot
"unionism," in that they desire
some sort of an organization to
which none but sheep nurses are
Tuesday morning "Slim"' Nosker,
grand exalted ruler and chief buck
of the flock blew Into Maupin. With
his advent things began to stir.
Fourteen chaperons of lamb, ewes
and bucks foregathered ut head
quarters Fischer's garage nnd bo
gun talking things over. Chief Andy
Mann advised his follower thatj tho
time was right to declare thenmilvs.
Big Horn Hornquist seconded the
rum's ideas, while Dig Da Da Art
Farghtr said hc was willing to let
matters graze as they were. Chief
Wool Weigher Juck McMillan haid he
hnd alway; mado h!ll own
and win opposed to collective bar
gaining, as Al. Kennedy was in tho
habit of setting a higher scale than
the work Justified, and he wanted
the right to set his own compensa
After talking the matter over pro
Bnd con it was decided to organize
a social club, none but active sheep-
herders to be eligihl- Bloated mil-
lionalres like Ernest Trontnian, Ben
Hcrrllng. Clarelfc? Fargher, Pete
Klrsch and Tony Connolly, who have
made their lucre oit of sheep, are to
have no membership In thc- Ba Ba
club. They may, eventually, be tak-
en in as honorary m-mbers but nev-
er never will they bo allowed a
voce )n jts conduct. I
xh0 charter roll contains the !
nftme. of Elmr Hornaubt. Andv I
; Mann, John Mannion, Al. Kennedy,
i Bob Fortune, "Slim" Nosker, Jack
Weis, as Journeymen, with Charley
journed sine die.
Spring Is Coming; and
Shooters Are Restless
Clay Bird Buttart Getting Ready for
Pigaon Braaking Will Holi
Tan Competitive Contattt
With the first warm days of spring
can be heard the pop-pop-pull of the
old "pot irons" that have been in
cold storage since the pheasant sea
son came to a close. The Maupin
Trapshooting club is out; the tar
huwks soar and explode in mid air at
the crack of the gun sometimes
they don t it s an in tne way ine
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gun is held when the trigger is pun-
Ed. Morris, who travels for the
Western Cartridge company, makers
of Western shells and Western traps,
was out Monday giving a few
nointers on trap operation and
shooting and putting the trap
the trap in
Secretary Bates Shattuck of the
local club says that weather permit
ting members of the club will shoot
at the club grounds on Sunday, Feb
ruary 27, at 10:00 a. m. The club j
extends an invitation to nil those who (
care to take part in the shoot, and
who are not members, to be on hand.
Tho initial cost of membership Is
$5.00 (the original members paying
$10.00 for the privilogs) while tho
eot of a 25-target shoot is only $1.60
which covers cost of ammunition
and thrown targets, as well as accu
mulating a small surplus. If enough
rhooters can be Interested it is tho
d.'siiv of the club to hold 10 consec-
utive shoots, offering e prize to the
winner. This will bo a handicap
event, of course, in which cvery one
will have an equal chance.
Let us figure on your spring wall
paper job. A large assortment ot
camples to sflcct from, reasonably
priced. Maupin Drug Store.
New Garage Going Up
Lot Naar Timet Office Purchased
and Building Will Ba Put Up
at Soon at Poitibla
George Tlllotion has great faith
in the future of Maupin, and that
faith is shown ty him in building a
modern eono'vle garage nrycture
on the corner lot lately purchascdl
from Claud Wilwon. For the posHta
three years the Wood-Tillotson com-T
pany has occupied tho Fraley build-i
Iruf. Last summer Mr. Tillotson suc-l
cecded to the sole ownership of thatH
business, owing to the Tact mat
Mr. Fraley intends to conduct a
garage business in his own building
is became neccwury that other
quarters be found by the Wood.TiU
lotion company." None such being
available George decided to erect
his own building, and as soon as Job
Crabtrce can assemble equipment
work will be started on the excava
tion for same.
'Ihc new building will be 50x76
feet in dimension. A shop 24x50
will be partitioned off at the rear
and the front end will contain the
office and accessory roon, that being
lCxGO feet. Included in the arrang-
ment of the front end will be rest
rooms for both men and women. j
The building will set back from
the street a distance of 24 feet
This will give ample room for the in-'
Btulltiion and operation of a service
station. The shop will be equipped
with n-oJern machinery, all such be-.
,n& necessary, to conuuet a general
rt'I)air Alness. J- W. Temple, who
has bet'n in ehurlfe of the Wood-Til-;
lotson snop ior some lime past, naa
enU-red into on agreement with Mr.
Tillotson to continue in the same
capacity ior tne coming tnree years,
nn(1 t,lis act guarantees that work
entrusted to that shop will have the
closest attention. Temple's motto
11 8 ear can ue I,xea iemP'e can
lx and that has been shown tn
the vast amount of automobile work
Mr. Tillotson will continue lo act
as autnorizea sales ai'eni ior rora
pur and Ford Products. He at all
times will have on hand a full line
of Ford accessories and parts. "He
will also specialize in Goodyear
tires, and also handle the King ra
dios, for which he has many pros
pects. While the building of this garage
will have a tendency to spread the
auto work over more territory here,
still the faith shown by Mr. Tillotson
in the future'of Maupin will accrue
to the betterment and growth of the
Looked Over Hatchery
W. O. Hadley, in charge of fish
ladders and dams for the state fish
commission, came over from The
Dalles last Saturday and went to Ouk
Spriugs, where he looked over tho
site of the proposed holding tanks.
Ranted Tygh Garage
Milo Wood will go on his
hereafter, ho having rented
Miller garage at Tygh Valley, and ! ous plantings. By filing each mem
will soon move to that place. Milo ! ber and joting down his observa
hna hi-on connected with the Maupin tions, the grower has a practical
flnrnirp fnr some time, but Sai'S that
i .f h(J can niake money for soir.eone
e,8(, there ja no rcason why he ean
I not make more for himself. We
Wm the best of succes9.
Karolut Home Again
"Home, Sweet Home," sounds
sweet to Nick Karolus, who returned
from Portland last Saturday, after
Beveral months spent in tho metrop
olis. Nick is tamping ties and
straightening rails on the O. W. as a
member of Ernest Webb's section
crew. He says Maupin is home to
him foreevcr more.
Patient From Cove Creek
Lester Crofoot and wife are under
the doctor's care at the home of
They were taken
at Cove Creek, but owing to the
inaccessibility of that place thought
it best to come to Maupin A'hcre
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Wor)c Trllln Cllled Qul
The O. W. work train pulled
throught Maupin Sunday night,
bound for the eertion between North
and South Junctions. It is reported
that a very heavy slide occurred
there, necessitating the aid of all
available section men and special
work train crew.
Washouts on Ore. Trunk
Long Stralch of Track Undomined
Work Train and Extra Crcwt .
I Ruihed to Scana
The high wafer in the Deschutes
Lriveras responsible for quite a
' washout on the Oresron Trunk track
rabout a 'mile west of the Kena
bridge oh Monday. The roadbed for
considerable distance was under-
mined so that the ends of the ties
were left hanging over the current.
A work" train was sent from Wishram
and all the available seclion men hur
ried to the scene of the washout.
i the river, with the great volume
of,-water flowing down Nena creek,
also washed out much of the filling
al 'each end of the bridge spanning
that reck. As the structure rests
on fciers there was not a great deal
pT dangcr of it going out, but the
&ena .section crew filled the holes
With 'heavy rock, thereby lessening
he', chances of the water undcrmin
Z the foundations.
SWIMS THE DESCHUTES
Down Bakeoven Into Big
River to Wctt Side .
John Donaldson has eveal cows
on his Bakeoven ranch. Sunday
few o them .crossed the creek, afld
latfr all but one cbw negotiated
.the jeturn passage by wading tnru
a torrent of water. That cow was
missed arid her absence caused ap-
prenension uu e huu uwu
"ed. "She was mourned as dead, but
that mourning was turned to pleas-
j ure luesuuy eveiuiig wvn
: Boss came ambling home. j
! It is supposed she attempted to.
f At- .lL.. U..
; cross wnn me uiner tus, uuv -a
i swept down stream, and from Bake-
j oven into the Deschutes. The Bake-
ovn currnt was so strong that it
; ncariy rescneu me i
big river, ana tne . iaea is imu sne
swam to that bank and made shore,
j Titn she returned Vhe was some-
t wnai oruiseu up, wiu tieixei.ujr
inu oorc evjy cuci.c
i had 'a 'Rood' iath.
the west side Tuesday.
Firemea Held Meeting ;
Neary every volunteer fireman rc-
sponded to his name when called at
the regular monthly meeting held
Tuesday evening at the W ood-Til-
lotson garage. There was but little
business to come before the meeting,
and aside from Chief Chalmers' re-
I port regarding condition of hydrants
and listening to a few anecdotes and
a prospective wresting match, noth
ing else was done.
Seed Catalog Ordered.
Flower growers In Oregon are
sending for their seed catalogs now,
1 reports the lundscrape gardening
department of the state college. A
garden magaine is also beneficial to
the flower garden, for it enables
him to get fuller directions for the
care of the garden and suggestions
as to most sutable varieties for vari-
guide for coming years.
No Dance Saturday Night
Believing the public to be sur
feited with dances, the local Leifion
post has called off the dance sched
uled for this week Saturday. The
next dance will be given on the even
ing of March IT, St. Patrick's Day.
Cleared Off Lot
Ernest Confer was down from the
ranch several days this week clearing
rock from Frank Dyer's chicken lot.
Wilhelm Solo Winner
At the Rainbow solo tournament
held Tuesday night L. C. Wilhelm
was winner, he having a clear total
of 590 points, and was declared the
Chas Crofoot I winner, uen rrmey seeintu n noiv
ill 'nt "their home (forgotten all he ever knew about the
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hole. Three tables were played.
Much Water On Juniper Flat
J Fields on Juniper t lat are covered
!vitn water and ditcnes along
road resemble mountain brooks. 1
Peep creek is running like a river
hnd Buck Hollow is pouring a volume
of water into the Deschutes which 1
greatly increases the flow of that
river at its mouth.
Gypsy Dyes, require no boiling.
All colors, at Maupin Drug Store.
ODD FELLOWS TREK TO TYCH
Nearly 30 Local Chain Ganger Par
ticipate la Coneral Moating
Odd Fellows to the number of
nearly 30 went to Tygh Valley Sat
urday night and participated in a
meeting of fhat order, taken part In
by members fronv Hood River, Du
fur and The Dalles a well ti by
Tygh and Mnupln. Those who went
from here were: F. D. Stuart, R. E.
Wilson, O. F. Renick, Edw. Kidder,
Alois Martin, Fressic Martin, Carl
Pratt, B. F. Turner, F. C. Lutler,
James Chalmers, R. E. Richmond,
Job Crabtree, Roy Crabtree, R. W.
McCorkle, L. E. McCorkle, Ceo.
Tillotson, H. T. Lswla, Ward Buzan,
J..H. Woodcock, Geo. Oaymier,
Dave Donaldson, Lavernc Fischer,
R. B. BelT, Milo Wood, Dee Talcott,
Roy Ward, U. S. findsrsby.
A feature of th meeting was the
attendance of Rev. Homr L Young,
past grand master of th Odd Fel
lows order of Oregon and repre
sentative from his state, to the
sovereign grand lodge of the United
States. Mr.. Young camo from Hood
Flood On the Flat
On Elmer Snodgrass' ranch" is a
draw. Most of the year that draw h
as dry as the proverbial bone, but
since the cominir of the ri tr.
rent of water is running therein- j
Elmer's granary sets on stilts
feet above the bottom of the draw.
but water was so high Sunday night
vnai me noor oi tne ouuamg rested
i wetness. Water carried away
about 20 rods of fence on that place
Bakery Wagon Breakt Down
Mt'l- .r i . , . av.a
nnue on n leiunr trrp w ne
Dalles last Friday Johnny McL!pd,
driver j the Oregon ! Bakery
livery wagon, was compelled to'rer
, turn w jown on j, ipet. ne naa;
reached the avcon.a. turn on the Mau-
j pin grade when his gas cart went
( haywire. Vern Ficher sent to IPort-
.iunijjiofyne.arT3,iney comipg in
: Throw Crutchet Away.
( Jack McMillan has discarded his
crutches and now perambulates with
the aid of a cane. The break in his
hip has knitted firmly and Mac now
; can bear his weight on the injured
member. He expects to be able to
take out a band of sheep in the
SEEDS ARE NOT GUARANTEED
Impoitibl To Guarantee Seed Say .
Oregon State Collage I
No vegetable seed can be fully j
guaranteed, says the vegetable gar
dening department of Oregon state j
college, because there are too many
chances for crop failure. In view
of this fact, seed men have a non
warranty clause holding themselves
irresponsible for the crop. The best
guarantee possible is careful eelec-
tion of seeds bred under proper su-;
pervision, and it should raise a crop ,
true to type as represented. High,
germination count is not si valuable
! ... -f . v. . i : i u
! US la Uiien ueueveu, lur it givca nv
indication of purity of the crop.
Commercial growers of celery,,
lettuce, broccoli and some other
vegetables are making pro-season
tests' by sowing small amounts of
various strrHs. The remainder of
the seed of the most satisfactory lot
is uasd the following year.
Back On The Job
If. R. Kaiser is back on the job at
his barber shop after seceral days
fighting an attack of pneumonia.
While he was laid up
Frank Kaiser, of
care of the trade.
Bob Lewi Latot Taken 111
Bob Lewis has been fighting a
cold for several days, but Sunday
nicht the cold developed into a real
(case of flu and our redoubtable
'nthlcte was compelled to take to his
lie is nt the home of his sister
Mrs. George Tillotson.
Chief Chalmers made his regular
test of the city fire hydrants Tues
day. As Usual he fund them all in
good shape and they can always be
depended upon to- function properly
Vi jpBiwsuBy.waen riscner lixea up in,e . ; .v-'i , v. , ' . - f rif ,
sen;n.;Von,andJsent Johnny' on his'.wav? Mil388Ae tame to Or?gon, eUUng Jg - J
' ' Kok&nfZSXtrXt ''tLUtWMp 4 'county TTfie -tollewjr, Ti
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PIONEER OF '88
Ben. Forman', Well Known
Rancher Succumbs to
LEAVES WIFE AND SON
Funeral Scrvicat Held at Kelly
Cemetery. Lait Saturday 111
' But Few Day
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- In the passing-of Benjamin For
man this section lesesVone of its best
know and most1 beloved citizens. Mr.
Forman answered the last call at his
home oii Juniper Flat last Friday
after an illness covering but a few
days, pneumonia being the direct
cause of . death.
A short time before he was taken
ill Mr.; Forman walked from his
ranch to Wpinitia. There he came
to town nd from here went to The
Dalles.' On his return he . walked
from Wapinitia to his home, con-
tractin(f cold by "
.1 l. .L! .Ail..
thought, nothing of , the cold,
latcr was compelled" to take to his
oea ue , contmuea ip gTow worse
and when Dr. Elwood was called he.
ound that-the victim was , in the
last stages of pneumonia, both lungs
being badly congested. That was, '
Thursday." afternoon, and: that even-
in th;e spirit "of one of Southern .
Wasco county's most prominent men
had . winged its flight to that place
prepared for him.
Benjamin L. Forman was born In
N'eedville, Lynn county, Missouri,
November 17, 1859. His parents
we're Luther T. arid Arminta
(Brown) Forman, and were natives
of Kentucky In 1870 B. L." Forman
wap united;, in tnarrage v(ith the
daughter of . a Missouri hnister,
Abbott, and to this union one son,
William Forman, was born. Besides
his wife and son the deceased leaves
three brothers, William E. Forman,
Kansas City, Mo.; . John Forman,
Neville, Mo. and Charles Forman.
Santa Cruz, California; and two
sisters, Mrs. Stella Heish, NeedviHe,
and Mrs. Bergamin, living in Arkan
sas. One sister, Mrs. Carter, v re
ceded her brother in death.
Mr. Forman was 68 years and
three months of age at the time of
his death. He had been a member
of the Christian church of his home
town, Needville, Mo., since the year
1881. Funeral services were held
tt the Kelly cemetry on Saturday.
February 19, being conducted by
Rev. Everett Hazen of the United
"Ben," Forman as he was famili
arly called was one of those men
whom to know was to esteem, being
Rcmniinnalv honest In Jiia H(al!r!Ti.
considerate to all and havlu(f cvery
interes)t of hig community at hf,art
That the Mod Lord has seen fit to
remove him from our midst is in the
line of fate, and all who, knew him
on earth are satisfied in the thought
that he has succeeded to a place re
served for those who follow the
teaching of the Golden Rule.
Mr. Art Morrit III
Mrs. Art Morris went to Tho
Dalles onJ day last week and while
there was taken ill with flu. At the
time of writing this story, Mrs. Mor
ris was well on the way to recovery
and expects to be able to return to
her home soon.
Bi"' lbll Came Poitpened
Thn basketball game scheduled for
Tuesday nicht was postponed until
a later date When th time has
been dertrrmirr'1 we will endeavor
j to Rive cur readers information
Ramond Crabtree Exenvatii-
Raymond 0n-- hroinl-t.
team down from the ranch Tuesday
morning and will use them in exca
vating for the new garage building.
Old Homestead Smoke for curing
meats. Largo size $1.00. Maupin
Read Tlia Timet for the ciwi.