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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 28, 1927)
When they come a fishin
They tome to Maupin on the
With highways and aii
roaas you can reach any
place from Maupin.
Maupin, South Wasco County, Thursday, July 28, 1927.
Death Strikes and Takes
Young Man From Earth
PLAYING WITH MATCHES
PRESAGES SERIOUS FIRE
LAST OF CASCADE TRIBE
Jinx Follows Linn & Son
Fire Consumes Second Mill
DIED AT AGENCY SATURDAY
Fire Sticks ia Hand of Yoetn Dan
gerous to Life and Property
Parents Should For bid Use
Indian Woman 85 Years of Ago and
Last of Her Tribe Takes To I
' Tribal Comotary Sunday
Seldom hai th editor of The
Timet been called upon to perform
a harder taik than devolvei upon
him this week. Ordinarily a death i
taken as a matter of news and treat
ed at such, hut when one of hit clou
eiU friendi,' one of whom ' he haa
had the greatest respect and real
affection ia called upon to answer
the final summons, the tank U a h ud
Clair Greene, eldest son and child
of Mr. and Mra. H. M. Greene, wai
summoned to his final home Friday
last, and with hit going: gloom hiifc.
been cast over a home otherwise the
place of contentment and happiness.
Clair had been ailing since last,
fall, when he had his. teeth extracted.
Shortly after that waa done, he
seemed to decline in health, again
seeming to be on the road to recov
cry. The day before his death he
was over town and said he was feel
ing better than for some time past.
Friday ht waa around the house and
in the afternoon told his mother that
he waa feeling weak. He laid down
on a couch and his mother bathed
his face if an effort to cool him' off.
Suddenly blond gushed from his
EUtt Sob of Mr. and Mr. H.
Creone Suddenly Celled by
the Crim Reaper'
mouth and in a few minutes the spir- friends. -it
of one of God's noblest children I Rufus Clair Greene was born in
had been take to that place where Claremore, Oklahoma, February 27,
all is peace. 1P08. He was the eldest child of Mr.
Mr. Greene was in the mountains
at the time and word was rushed to ,
him of the death of his son. At first
he seemed to think itrwas the second
boy, Earl, who was the victim, as he
wat at work on the new road in the
hills. In a perturbed frame of mind
Mr. Greena hastened homeward, and
while at the Richardson place at
Pine Grove learned that It was Clair
who had passed away.
The funeral was held Sunday Af
ternoon at the church, hat place be
ig filled to capacity by many friends
of the departed and his family. Rev.
Hazen said words that should have
LAST SECTION OF CUT-OFF
GIVEN BAKER COMPANY
Now Assembling Equipment and
. Workers -30 Teams to Ba Em
ployed Begin Work At Once
The last contract for building the
Waplnltia cut-off, that above Clear
Lake, haa been awarded the Baker
Construction Vompany and that firm
has begun assembling equipment and
' getting men and teams ready for
' work. Baker & Co. will use 30 teams
on their three-milo contract, which
includes clearing and grading. Gott
lelb Teschner went to tho road camp
Monday morning with 10 horses, be
longing to himself and Bert Ham
Joplin & Eldon, who have the con
tract to clear and grade the stretch
of road between Bear and Frog
creeks havo engaged a new foreman
on their job. Charles Turner, who
was employed in a like capacity by
Lyckman A Lewis last season, 1b tho
man chosen as superintendent and he
will have full charge of the two
camps of the above named contrac
tors. Hunt Near Accident.
Last Thursday W. E. Hunt Was at
his sheep camp on Clackamas lake
He was riding a horse and the ani-j
mal began to buck. ' Billy stayed
with the horse for some distance,
when he was thrown, his foot catch
ing in a stirrup, ne was dragged
several feet before he managed to
get lose, but was dragged over
utumpa' and "through brush. About
nil the injury ho received waa a
ulightly Bprained wrist. Mr. Hunt
days it was a narrow escape from
"death, one which does not care to
have repeated. ' ,
Start on Auto Trip.
Frank Stuart and family aro en
joying a week's outing by taking an
nuto trip. They left Maupin Sat
urday last, going up The Dallen-
California highway to Klamath Falls.
Then. they hit the Pacific highkay,
following the same to- Corvallis.
From the college town they went to
Newport. and expect to return via
i the Lower Columbia highway from
k 4 Astoria and then on our road home.
had an effect on many who profess
Christianity but who do not live up
to their professions. He dwelt on the
living offer of the Redeemer and
told how faith, coupled with upright
living waa the one thng necessary to
effect a lessening of the sting ' of
parting from those loved here on
earth. , t
The sermon was emphasized by
the singing of a choir composed of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. StaaU, Mrs.
Bothwell, Mrs. 0. P. Weberg, Mrs. J.
II. Woodcock, Messrs. Dr. W. . A.
Short and Dr. L. S. StovalL
At the conclusion of the funeral
exercises the mapr friends of the de
parted young man were given a last
opportunity to look upon the fea
tures of him, who but a day before
was seen on our streets, apparently
gaining in health. When all had
panned before the bier the casket
was taken to the hearse and then on
to the Kelly cemetery, being fol
lowed by a cortege of 17 cars, each
filled with friends. .
The pall bearers were young men
who had attended school with Clair,
they being Elza Derthlck, James and
Arthur Appling. Cyril Fraley, Floy J
Ober, Estal Stoval and Jesse Crab
tree. The casket was banked with
beautiful flowers, tokens of the re
gard in which the departed and his
family were held by their many
nn(j Mrs. H. M. Greene. He came to
far west with his parents in
1910, they settling at Chehalis,
Washington. In the fall of the year
his parents and family came to Was-
co county, living for a time at The
Dalles and then coming to Criterion.
'They lived there until 1919, when
they moved to Maupin, where Clair
went to school and where he was
graduated in the class of 192S. Be
sides his parents decedent leaves
two brothers, Earl and Laco, and aix
sisters, Mary, Aliene, Dorothy, Alice,
May and Elenora, besides a host of
friends and relatives.
Back In Tho Storey
Bill Staats ha not forgotten the
ins and outs of the grocery business,
although it has been .many years
since he measured off calico and
weighed out nails. During the ab
sence of Bob Wilson at the coast
Bill is filling in at the Wilson store
with all of his old-time aplomb,
whatever that may be.
Home From Lake. ' '
John Confer and wifo returned
from a 10-day outing at OUalie and
Britenbush lakes last Saturday.
While In the mountains they did not
succeed in catching many fish but
John says those they did pull from
the waters were good size and very
fine flavor. John will go up to Fits
Patrick's sheep ranch one day this
week and will try some favorite
trout holes while there. '
Bought Chevrolet Truck.
0. B. Derthick and son, Elza,
went to The DalleB Tuesday and
when he returned Elza Derthick
waa driving a new Chevrolet truck,
purchased through the Richmond &
Son agency bf this place.
Nebraska Teacher Here.
Miss Esttella Sawyer, an old
school-mate of Mrs. ErneBt Confer,
coming from Republican City, Ne
braska, is a guest at the home of her
friend on the Flat' Miss Sawyer will
remain until time for her to return
to her school duties in Nebraska.
Cunningham On Vacation.
George Cunningham and wife are
on a two-weeks' vacation ,at pre?cnt
being in the Willamette Valley. Be
fore returning they will visit at Sea
side and other coastal resorts. While
George js away his job as foreman
of the O. T. section at this place io
being taken care of by Aaron Davis.
WUconsin Lady Vlaita Maupin.
Miss Stella Hendrickson, an old
friend of the Broughton family from
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, waa a
( visitor at the Broughton homo, last
week. Miss HendnckBon, was mat
ing a tour of the west and on Friday
accompanied her hosts to the mou
tains and indulged In a picnic ,et
Bear Springs with them.
Several young children have been
caught recently playing with
matches n vacant buildings. Last
Friday a email eight-year-old boy
was aeen in the Troutman barn and
w&s lighting matches. One of them
had been touched to a piece of bid
rope and it waa burning fiercely
when the boy was caught Parents
should caution their children against
carrying match and especially
against lighting them around ' dry
grass, old lumber, rags, etc. Mau
pin had an experience last season,
when the grass above the Cunning
ham home was set on fire by boys
playing at camping, and which might
have resulted in a serious conflaga
tion had it not been subdued
POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE
HITCHED FOR LIFETIME!
Art Fargher and Miss Minnio Starr
Join Ittuat and Begin Nw
Life as Married Folk
Are Fargher and'Mins Minnie Starr
both of Maupin, went to The Dalles
last Thursday, procured a marriage
licence and then went to the Metho
dist parsonage where they were
joined in wedlock by the Rev. Ed
wards of that church. Mr. and Mrs.
Phil Ste.rr. parents of the bride, were
witnesses to the ceremony, Miss Bes
sie Starr, sister of Mrs. Fargher, al
so being present. Immediately af
ter the ceremony the newly weds
went to Swim, which place is head
quarters for the Fargher sheep pas
ture, and the next morning left for'
Seaside, where they enjoyed a brief
honeymoon. It is their intention to
remain at Swim for the summer, re
turning to Maupin in the fall.
The groom is the eon of Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace Fargher, a young man
of many good qualities. He is well
and favorably known to nearly all
here as a man of good business at
tributes, a hard worker fnd most
pleasant young man. His bride is
the eldest daughter of Mr, and Mrs.
Phil Starr. Since coming to Mau
pin she has made many friends, all
of whom will hasten to congratulate
her upon the step she has taken. The
Times extends congratulations to
Mr. and Mrs. Art Fargher and kes
their married life may be prolif; of
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Week Service to New
Outtide Large Cities
Local production or timber en
courages, local wood-using inditS'
General kinds of trees like the lo
cust and aencias, build up poor soil
through the nitrogen-gathering bac
teria in the root nodules.
A good quality of alfalfa or clov
er is the best hay for growing calves.
Calves should be taught to cat a lit
tie hay at an early age.
There i3 no practical advantage
in adding water to the grain ration
because of the large amount of sa
liva and other digestive fluids se
creted by a dairy cow. . ,(i
One-fourth of the receipts from
National Forests, in, in accordance
with Federal law, returned yearly
to tho counties where the forests are
located, in Heu of taxes for road
building and school development.
In building a poultry house it in
safe to allow about 4 square feet of
floor space per bird. The lighter
birds, such as Leghorns and Anco
ims, usually require less floor spaet
than Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island
Reds, and Wyandottes.
Almost any green crop , can be
made into i?ilgp. suceaefully.
is the crop niont commonly
wherever it can ho matured
sorghtimn, such as amber
orange cane, kafir, feterita,
and Sudan grass, also make good sil
age. In localities where the season
is too cool or two short, sunflowers
have been used. Other crops in
clude pens and oats, pea vines, bect
tops, rape, cane "tops, bect pulp,
ppple pomace, Russian thistles and
corn huahs from canning factories.
Virginia Miller, an old Indian
woman, who had reached the age ef
85 years, passed away at the Warm
Springa agency last Saturday add
her remains were taken to Cascade
Locks Sunday morning by C H. It
vin, Redmond undertaker. She was
buried at the Locks in the cemetery
contaning the bodies of many of her
tribe. Mrs. Miller was the last mem
ber of the Cascade tribe of Indians.
She had been living with Warm
Springs relatives and her death w!as
caused by ailments attributed to her
advanced years. :
Spalding swimming suits, the best
made and reasonably priced, at the
Maupin Drug Store.
OREGON CONGRESSMAN SEEKS
DEATH IN FRISCO BAY
Maurice E. Cumpacker, Deranged,
Plunge Off Deck No Cau A
aigned for Self Destruction
Maurice E. Cumpacker, congress
man from Oregon, sought and
found death in the waters of San
Francisco bay Sunday afternoon, dy
ing shortly after being taken from
Mr. Cumpacker had accompanied
Speaker Nicholas Longworth to the
city on the bay. The evening before
death he. was found. sitting on the
step of the parish house of the St
Marys cathedral. He was taken to
hopital by a policeman, staying
there until Sunday morning. He was
released by the attending physician
and later started to walk about town.
He was joined by a San Francisco
newspaper man and when the two
had reached the dock at the foot of
Larkin street Crumpacker exclaim
ed, "It's a bad thing to do, but it's
the only way-out," and immediately
jumped from tm dock. -
He was taken from the . 'water
about 29 minutes later, still breath
intr. but died shortly after. Funeral
will be held tomorrow at Portland.
The foundation of the new pow
er plant at .Oak Springs was com
pleted Monday and the work of
erecting the building proper was be
gun immediately. As soon as the
building is completed the woxk of in
stalling the machinery will be start
ed and prosecuted to early com
pletion. When that work is finished
building the power line will be start
ed, it being the intention to have the
connection made early in the fall.
Quality of Wheat Excellent.
Wheat is coming to the two Mau
pin warehouses rapidly at this time
and it is expected th.it the working
forces of both houses will be taxed
(o the utmost in taking care of this
year's crop before another week has
passed. Most of the wheat brought
in so far has been excellent quali
ty, some of it weighing 62 pounds to
the measured bushel.
Contracted Wheat Hauling..
Richmond & Son have contracts
already in hand for the hauling of
about 15,000 bfchels of wheat from
the fields to the Maupin warehouses;
That firm expects to augument their
haulage -by many thousand bushels
before all the wheat is harvested.
Here From Agency Plain.
Mrs. Frank Stangland, daughter
of Fhilin-Goshaw and sister of Mr
L: V. Broughton, came over ' from
Agency Plains last week and enjoy
ed a picnic with, her relatives at
Bear Springs last Friday,
City Ticket Office For U. P.
The Union Pacific system will op-
ils new city ticket office nt the
re nt the
corner of Broadway and Washing- Mrs. Clarfnco Ziggenhagen, and who
ton streets, Portland, August lr.. .hns been a frequent visitor in Mau
The new office, one of the most .pin, whs merried at pikima early in
handsomely designed , and furnished, the month. Her marrisge was kept
on the entire Pacific coast, comes aM for seme, time, but the fact
.into cxistanoc to meet tho public de-
and more convenient travel ttcrvicc.
Under any plnn of feeding hogs,
free access to' good, pure, water and
a mineral mixture containing salt is
necessary at all timea. ,
Don't forget Cenol Mosquito chaser
when you go on a camping trip. . 35c
at tho Maupin Drug Store. ,
Linn Saom Followed by Jias
S.eond Mill Fir. Within
Two WeokV Timo
Monday night about 100 the
Her.in sawmill, leased to and being
prepared for operation by Ttv Linn
& Son, was burned to the ground, en
tailing lots estimated between 14,
000 and $5,000. That was the sec
ond mill fire suffered by the Linos
within a period f two weeks.
Before going io bed Monday night
A. B. Linn made an inspecton of con
ditions around the mill. He found
everything all right, so went to the
creek, which flows near by and took
bath. He returned to his cabin.
undressed and went to bed. Shortly
after retiring he was startled by
something unknown, and upon aris
ing saw flames issuing from that
part of the mill containing the saw
carriage ai.d circular saw. He hasti
ly drew on his shoes and procured
bucket and went to a watertrough
after water. Before he could reach
that part where he first saw the fire
it was too hot for approach, so he
had to retire. In a few minutes the
whole structure ' waa a mass of
flames, the mill and machinery be
in; consumed and rendered useless.
About two weeks ago the Linn
mill near White river went Op in
smoke ' from some undetermined
cause. The Linns then leased the
MISS OLIVE TURNER HAS ,
; . FINE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Daughter of Postmaster Celebrates
20th Anniversary of Her Birth
' t Many Friend Attend
Tuesday was the 20th anniver
sary of the birth of Miss Olive Turn
er, and in honor, of. the event - shs
gave a party to several of her inti
mato friends,, Early , in the evening
games Were played on "the" lawn, af
ter which dancing waa indulged hi.
At the conclusion, of the dance a fine
luncheon was" 'served. ' When the
luncheon was over Miss Olive opened
the gifts brought her as mementos
of the occasion; they being many
and varied. ' .
Those in attendance were; Misses
Olive Turner, Winifred Kaiser,
Helen, Lei a and Mabel Weberg, Fan
nie and Edna , Derthick, Doris
Kelly, Gladys Martin, Avis Crab
tree, Vcrla Lewis, Alda Pugh, and
the Mvssrs Jesse and Andrew
Crabtrot," Cyril and Orville Fraley,
Robert Lewis, and Mr." and Mrs,
George Tillotson and Mr. and Mrs.
BEARS HERD SHEEP
TO DEATH IN TRAP
Frightened Band Jammed Into Apex
of Triangle Formed By Two
Huge Fallen Log,
A band of sheep belonging to Mel
vin Sigman of Dufur 1 Buffered a
considerable loss on upper " Eight
Mi!e range one day recently. While
the bnnd was .feeding on a hillside
two benrs appeared, and herded
them into a triangle formed by two
fallen logs The bruins cut off part
of the band, and, the frightened
woollies, forced into that natural
rap, jammed there in a compact
mass, causing 'a loss of between 75
and 100. Government Trapper E.
T. Halbrook took after the maraud
ers and succeeded in killing One and
wounding the other. Dave Donald
son of this place is herding sheep
for Mr. Sigman and it may - have
been one of his bands , which were
attacked. . .,. ,
Well Known Lady ' Mxrr'ed.
I Miss LaVelle Yeackel, sister of
lenkrd ;put,nml fha lady is now rc-
Cot ll Quadruplet.
Wni. Johnson of Wamic has
cow that is a wonder. One day last ( school in Maupin and resided in thia
week the bovine gave birth to four part until her marriage, when she
perfectly developed and healthy went to Portland with her husband,
calves and now Mr. Johnson is in- She was mother of two children, one
quiring around for another cow to of whom died jn infancy. Mrs. Per
help supply milk for the newcomers, fcina wa' bout 22 years of oge. .
Hedin mill and were just about to
complete repairs when it too,
burned. They had run the mill for
but one and one-half days.
Truly a jinx seems to be following
the Linns. Some time ago Tim Linn
suffered a fractured jaw. Last win
ter he fell down a cliff on White riv
er,, breaking- his leg and ankle, and '
then he had to undergo an operation
to relieve pressure on the broken
jaw bone, his mill went up in smoko.
and now comes the last, so far, of
his trouble burning of another mill
with which he was connected. .'
There ia ho clue as to how the mill
caught fire. If it is" the work of
some one who seeks fire as m means
of "getting even" for some fancied
wrong, that person is laying himself '
liable to a long stretch in the pen for
his wrongdoing. There are several
reports circulating about the country
regarding the origin of the two mill
fires, and should either of them
prove to be right some one is in for a
heap of trouble himself.
The Hedin Mill waa erected in its
present location by W. A. Dane, who
operated it for some time. Then it
passed into the possession of N. G.
Hedin, who leased it to several dif
ferent parties, finally the Linns tak
nig t on a lease and who were about
to begin cutting timber. It con
tained a circular and cut-off saw as
well as a planing machine, bad was
operated with a tractor engine.
LOCAL MEN ELECTED ON
CLARNO OIL CO. BSARO
L. C Wilh.Im and R. W. Richmond
Choea aa Director of Com
pany el Friday's Meeting
L C. Wilhdm and R. W. Rich
mond stockholders in the , Clarno
Basin Oil company, attended a meet
ing of that company at Clarno last
Friday, and in the election of of fi
cers were chosen as directors Of the
company. Others elected to admin
ister to the affairs of the company
were, H. W. Osborn, Portland, presi
dent; N. H. Cottrell, Portland, vice-
president; G. G. Kesling field man
ager. '.:v;',.v i.; '"rj.
. Messrs. Richmond and WUhelm
brought samples of oil extracted
from shale at the field back ' with
them. The oil is a fine quality and
smooth in texture. It Is the inten
tion to sell more stock with which
to provide a working capital." The
money thus obtained is to be placed
in escrow in a bank and is not to be
used for other purposes than de
velopment work. By so doing every
dollar will easily be accounted for,
and . worked checked up on as it
A peculiar feature of the Clar
no basin is its similarity to the
' great oil fields at Coalinga, Califor-
nia. The structures are the same,
lay of land identical, shale deposits
similar and oil produced same char
acter. The Coalinga field is one of J
the greatest oil producing areas in
the world. In the Clarno Basin
thousands of acres of land are under
lease and several companies are pre
paring to drill for oil there. Geolo
gists who have examined the various
sections of the oil producing coun
try say they have no doubt but that
oil tin paying quantities, will be
struck at Clarno. They base their
prophecies on the character of the
shale, the general formation of the
country and the general trend of oil
strata. -7 .
Drilling in the -well of the Basin
company will be begun as soon aa
sufficient money has been" sub
FORMER MAUPIN WOMAN DIES
Fern Myhew Perkin Panes Away
Motidny at Portland
Word was received in ' Maupin
Monday morning telling of the death
at that tim! of Mrs. Paul Perkins,
better known here as Fern Msylipw.
Death whs the renuft of tuberculoid .
Mrs, Tcrkias was a sister of tho
iMayhew boys of this placeLewis,
J Polph and s Virgil Mayhew, and lived
a her sever! years. She atended