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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1928)
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interests of Maupin and all of
Southern Wasco County.
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MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1928
Maupin Power Company Is
Strictly a Home Institution
MAUPIN POWER COMPANY SUPPLIES LICHT AND POWER
' MORE THAN 100 PATRONS IN MAUPIN FINE , 1
PLANTS AND UNEQUALLED SERVICE
J When light and power I consider
ed Maupin in exceptionally well sup
plied, for the Maupin Power, com
pany hua one of the most complete
generating and distributing electric
planta in Oregon.
The Maupin Power company was
organized May 1, .1924, by, J. II.
Woodcock and wife, E.'C. Woodcock
and Mro. M, J. Woodcock, the mother,
aa principal. The company was
capitalized at t 20,000, the stock be
ing divided into 10,000 shares com
mon stock and 10,000 shares pre
ferred stock. The common stock is
all held by -the Woodcocks, while 4,
000 than of the preferred stock
- was taken by local residents, and up
on this the holders are drawing semi
In the spring of 1023 the Wood
4 cocks made a deal with Mrs. Ara
bella Staat whereby they were glv-
en the use of the overflow from the
springs, now owned by the city Vf
Maupin, and which amounted to 3
.78 second feet of water.. A dam
was constructed 190 feet above the
river bank, this impounding three
... mam fn.it t9 wilt,.,. wliltt la fnn
I veyed to a generating plant through
' a 16-inch pipe and given a fall of
!0 feet" The company erected a
1 fins station at the foot of the hill.
niilnninv It with thn Intent model
k ---"' i n - '
C0-kilowatt generator which is driv
en by an a. Morgan smun reaction
type turbine. The generator k fit
ted with an automatic governor and
all the accessories necessary for pro-
' tection aguirv t breakage and electric
storms. . '
At the present time -the Maupin
Power" company has four miles of
. electric line in Maupin. One hun
dred meters record the current used,
while the company supplies power to
several busine. i places on each side
of the river, as well as f urnlshlng
energy for operation of 11 ranges
and 15 hot water heaters. Thirteen
street lights are also hitched to the
line. ' ' -: ' .". '
As an auxiliary plant the Mftpin
Power company has a station at Oak
; Springs, completed late last fall
Work on that plant was begun in
1926, in which season a forebay was
erected at the springs, from which
gushes water sufficient to -develop
350 horsepower. In the summer of
, 1927 the company completed the
erection of a etution building at the
foot of the hill and installed much
f It.:.' ... 1..A- . M
moaern macniniTy. ji nai cunnmw oi
a 800-horsepower turbine, which has
a straight connection with an AUis-
ChaJmcrs 220-watt generator. The
water is 'conducted to the turbine
through a pipe 20 inchei in diameter
and 1.26Q feet long., A pole lino
was lay out, holes dug and poles
brougijc from the mountains, and
these will be set and a line strung
to Maupin, distance of about four
mikfs, the coming spring. With that
"plait in operation Maupin will have
nr cause to worry about
MAUPIN WAREHOUSE COMPANY
MAUPIN WAREHOUSE "COMPAN
, . "HANDLES THOUSANDS
. . .YEAR GEORGE L.
Maupin is well supplied with grain
elevators which take care of the.
thousands of bushels of grain raised"
in this rectlon, There are two"BUch
here," and it is of the elevator of the
Maupin Warehouse company we
speak this week.
The. Maupin warehouse is the pro-
duct bf co-operation of farmers;; of
this part of Wasco county. Early in
1917 the need of tuch an institution
was such that a number of ranchers
and a few townspeople got together
and organized a warehouse company.
Plans for a warehouse were drawn
and on May 10, 1917 the company
was incorporated,- -Later a Contract
for the construction of a warehouse
'was let to the Burrell Engineering
and Construction company and the
building was rushed to completion,
Upon organizing temporary directors
were elected .they being, D. M.
Shattuck, t. B. "' Kelly and L. : D.
Woodside, Tho first regular elec-
shortage of electrical current. The
combined planta will be able to sup
ply as complete service as is enjoyed
by any city the size of Maupin in the
state, and represent a condderable
outlay of capital. Another thiijg ta
be considered is that the plants are
owned by local men and the money
earned by them remains in Maupin,
and is not sent to outside cities to
help swell bank deports there.
It is the intention of the Maupin
Power company to ultimately extend
lines to Juniper Flat, thereby giving
ranchers there the benefit of electric
current for light and power. Pro-
spectlve customers will be asked to
assist in the construction of the line'. I ing up, but that matter was optional
They will be run from' the Oak 'with the places concerned. tDufur,
Springs plant and , when completed Boyd and Friend were clearly en
will effect a great saving to patrons titled to better service; that if the
both in matter of lights and power, proposed The Dalles-Wamic rout
When connected the combined
sufficient for a population many
plants will have a voltage of 6,000
times greater than obtains here
abouts at the present time.
CENTRAL OREGON MILLING CO.
Woodcock Broa. do not confine
their activities to the generation and
distribution of electric energy alone.
They are owners and operators o?
the flour mill In Maupin, unrfcx the
name of The Central Oregon Killing
company. In 1027 they constructed
the mill, at that time of but 25 bar
rel capacity. Thjs was increa."5d to
60-barrel'dally output -in 1919, at
which time the ownen .installed a
20th Century ball bearing self-containing
mill. The gasoline engine
was taken out later and an electric
motor installed and the mill U now 1
driven U by - "juke." , " Woodcock
Brrothers continued the operation of
the mill until the spring of 1927,
when they told their stock to the late
Ilenrjr Seethoff and A. J. Barkham. ,
Those two gentlemen took hold of
the business,, enlarged tho scope of
trade and when Mr. Seethoff was
killed were enjoying a largo and in
creasing trade in the products of the
mill. After Mr. Seethoifs death
Woodcock Bros, repurchased the
stock and are again conducting the
flour mill." It is their intention to
soon. make many improvements at
thd mill, among which wil be a sys
tem of sifters and grain cleaning
machinery and a flour reboltihg ma
chine. With those accessories in
place the reputation of the products
of Maupin's flour mill will be great
ly enhanced, they now being well and
favorably known to many people up
and down the Deschutes river., A
new truck will also be added to the
equipment. ; L
"Oregon's Perfection" brand of
flour, the leading brand now made
by our mill, will be relegated to se
cond place when the new machinery
is installed, for Woodcock Bros, in
tend to turn out a 'superior article of
flour, one wjiich will appeal to bak
ers and housekeepers all over .this
Y PURELY . LOCAL - CONCERN
BUSHELS GRAIN . EACH , ? ;'
MORRIS, MANAGER ' ' '
tion of officers inducted the follow
inf into offices L. D. ;' Woodside,
president: D, M. -Shattuck. secretary-
trearurcrj Peter Killburg, manager;
T T Ir .J lir TT . "YT .j. J!-.!-
L. B, Kelly and W. H,Huntr direc
tors. ; . '"t'i.,
In the fall of -1917 the warehouse
opened for business and coon was
.-nearly filled with wheat The next
year Mr. Killburg was elected to the
' position of '" secretary-treasurer, " Mr.
Shattuck having resigned, owing to
; stress of other business, Mr. Kill-
berg continuing aa manager, '
Some time between May and July,
t1920, Mr. Killberg resumed as mana
ger, he- being succeeded by ' W 0.
j til July lu1923j when he resigned,
t George L, Morris being appointq .his
suctfe'sors and who H still the effici
ent business director of, the institu
tion..;.: .-..'-.V-,.. - y ,
In addition to the elevator proper
the Maupin Warehouse has a sack
White River Pecple Do
Not Want Hail' Route
Protested Against Any Change .
Mail Service Weald -Deprive
I" Many of Free Delivery
A meeting called for the purpose
of discussing the proposed change
in mail service from Sherars Bridge
to Wamic was held at the White
River school house last Wednesday.!
night, over 60 persons being present.
A general discussion of the matter
was had and the following- facts
That the present mail facilities
were adequate for patrons of both
the postoffices at Sherars and at
Tygh Valley; aa well as Wamic; that
the service of Maupin and Wapiriltia
would not be bettered by a change;
that the service' of the two latter
'places might be bettered by. speed
were Inaugurated it would mean the
discontinuance of the postoff ice at
Sherars. It was shown that Sherar
was the only postoffice between
Maupin and the mouth of the Des
chutes river, a distance of about 60
No fault was' found with the mail
service on the O. W. and O. T. rail
ways, for if one was incapacitated
in mail carrying it was an easy mat
ter to have thQ mail transferred to
the other line. It was also shown
that a letter mailed at Pendleton,
Bend -or Portland in the morning
would reach its destination at Wam
ic or other places in this section the
same day. Some of the attendants
at the meeting resented the action of
The Dalles Chamber of Commerce in
the mail matter; also that the
"sands", section was not informed o.'
a meeting to be held at Dufur, but
got information' from the press after
the meeting was held.
A committee composed of John M.
Conroy, Mr. Robinson, and G. L.
Brown, was appointed to draw reso
lutions of remonstrance against any
rerouting of the mails was appointed,
the resolutions being signed by all
present at the meeting. , .
The above is the substance of a re:
port of the meeting given us bygone
of those present Wednesday night.
MOTORIST KILLS ONE OF
H. M. GREENE'S. HORSES
Collision Occurred on Criterion Hill
"Broke Horse Leg Killed
By Otto Herrling "
A motorist driving on the Criter
ion hill Sunday night ran into and
broke a leg of one of H. M. Greene's
work horses that evening, and the
animal was put out of its misery
Monday morning by Otto Herrling.
. Cur informant tells us that the
motorist was running very fast, and
that1 when he saw the horses on the
road he attempted to avoid a col
lision. In doing so he skidded his
Dodge sedan for a distance of 75
feet, but was unable to. steer away
from the horse. The animal suffered
a fracture of one ; front - leg, the
bones between the knee and ankle
beng broken. It was one of Greene's
best farm horses. V 4 t ;
. The Times is yoUr paper.
house. The buriness of the company
has inrrpssed from 70.00(1 faushela
000 J)u:hcla of grain were handled
there. The elevator has a capacity
ti moan while 'tWaiivflinrv
'house will hold ten equal amount of
1 a , 1 , ' . -
sacKea grain. .
In May 1926 the power of the
e evator was chanared la electrical.
that energy-taking the' place of a
20-horse power Diessal . ga-, engine.
Ranchers hereaboute are general
natrons of'the Mauwin warehouse,
Each year that place . ships many
thou ands bushels of wheat to Port-
land for. transportation to Europe
and other foreign ,. countries. Mana
Morris also buys much wheat on the
commission basis and usually as Boon
as a carload is delivered to his house
he loads it out thereby corerving
room for wheat designed for storage.
: (Next week we will give a write
up of Mrfupin's contractors and build
'ers. as well as beginning to tell of
busine: sess on the East aide of the
The Dalles Second Team
Wins Close Game By
15 to 14 Score
Game Varied With Both Teems
Lead Until Last Quarter
Final Score 15-14 '
Maupin's High school basketball
team went to The Dalles last Friday
night and played a dune game with
the second team of the ichool of that
place, meeting defeat- by one lone
point. The final score was 15-14 in
favor of the county teat. Our boys -
had been accustomed to play in a
low ceiling room, while the ceiling of
The Dalles gymnasium reaches the
sky, a factor which handicapped the
Maupin basket to sera. , , The game
swung back and forth during the
first three spasms,' the - big town
team succeeding in gaining the de
ciding point Lt the last end of the
last quarter. Those from here who
accompanied our boys to The Dalle:
say a great improvement was notice
able in the work of the local boys
and predict they will win the inter
school championship this season.
WAPINIT1A SCHOOL TEACHER
- CALLED FHOM EARTHLY LIFE
Lina County Man Dies at Home of
Nephew and Niece and Body
Interred at Lebanon ,
Calybourn M. Bgibec, a teacher in
the McCorkle tchool on W'apinitia
Plains, was called hence on Friday,
Februray 10, death occurring at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Mc
Corkle, after a very short 1 illness.
The body was taken to his old home
near Sweet Home and was interred
in the Nye cemetery near Lebanon,
on the 13th instant, tho services be
ing conducted according to the Ma
sonic ritual, deceased having been a
member of that order. I
' Mr. Bigbee was born at truthrie,
MLsouri, in 1957. He came to
Oregon about 1890 and for many
years occupied a homestead near
Sweet Home. He was united in mar
riage with Callie M. Morris and to
that union three sons were born,
they being, Carson, Lyle and Morris
Car:on, the first two now being play
ers with the Portland Pacific league
baseball team and these with their
Mr. Bigbee was a life-long mem
ber of the Methodist church, a God
fearing man a good.- neighbor and
worthy citizen.' For several years he
followed the calling of school teacher
having taught in many schools
Linn county and ceveral terms in this
vicinity. All who knew him admired
land loved him and all are satisfied
that his spirit now rests in a place
provided for those who follow the
eachinga and precepts of the Savior.
HARp TO THICKEN - "
Seeding of Oat a Cover Crop Said
To Greatly Help the Growth
Ditc Drill Advised
- It is not economical to try thick
ening a poor stand of alfalfa, finds
the experiment station, except when
thin patchci or strips may be disked
and resown. The best method is to
plow and crop the land with grain for
a year or two before reseeding.
A poor stand of 'new crop may
sometimes be improved by the addi
tion of seed if the soil is. loose and
moLt enough to Insure germination
and growth. Seeding with a disk drill
is usually the nwst certain as the
seed ia covered more uniformly re-
suiting in more prompt and
: germination.; Good . results
i been obtained : by scattering
I Aalt.? in fVio nritifl urkfln
r""- ", :
cracks 0PPeBr the ' Provmd,
--he Iirst crop is cut mgn to avow
, killg the young plants.
! , A thin seeding of oata over a field
reduced by winter killing or oth,er
j "-UBe8 u- ualfy Produces a good crop
haT- Tne field is then Plowed a".d
reseeded to alfalfa or ; some
crop the 'following season. 1
Brought ' More Tractors
Bobby Davidson and Louis May
hew went to Portland Monday and
Tuesday, returned with a couple of
Fordson tractors."" The boys have
delivered four such farm helps with
in the past week, each of which had
been purchased by farmers of this vi
cinitj. . ; , - .
"Those Dreadful Twins" to
Do Their Pranks in Maupin
ODD FELLOWS ENTERTAIN
BROTHERS OP THE DALLES
Initiatory Degree Exemplified When
Rev. Hasan Rides Goat 47
The local Odd Fellows lodge en
tertained eight brother ' members
from The Dalles and two from Tygh
Valley a its meeting last Saturday
night The work of the order was
confined to the initiatory degree
and Jtev. Eazen was given that work.
After the lodge work was concluded
members and visitors sat down to a
bounteous feed and then adjourned
to a social session. Those from out
side were: F. M. Sexton, H. S. Mel
lantche, R. Salzer, W. C. Stevens, 3.
W. Adkins, H. L.' Hughlett, A. G.
Stogsdill and C. M. Zell from The
Dalles, and J. L. Elwood and M. M.
Morrfa from Tygh Valley. There
were 47 members at the banquet
SIX HUNDRED FORTY-SIX
NEW MEMBERS IN YEAR
Pacific Co-operative Wool' Grower
Largest of Kind Handled
-Million of Ponnd in 1927
The Pacific Co-operative Wool
Growers is the largest organization
of its kind on the North American
continent and handled over 5,000-,-000
pounds of wool fat 1927. The
ninth annual meeting of the associa
tion was held in Portland a few days
ago and elected E. A. McCarnack of
Eugene, president; James M. Davis,
Pullman, WasH, vice-president; S.
D. Doman of Ontario, Oregon, sec
retary-treasurer. E. A. Ward, mana
ger, reported a gain of 646 new
members during the last year, and
156 cince January 1st Increased
business is expected this year.
HIGHER GRAZING FEES
Raie Effective In 1934
3.3 Charged for Sheep
-The fees charged for grazing live
stock on the twenty-two national for
tsts in Oregon and Washington will
be increased beginning with the sea
son of 1928 according to an an
noucement by C. M. Granger, dis
trict forester, Portland, Oregon.
The present fees average 3.3 cents
per head pe? month for sheep," 12
cents iar cattle, and 15. cents for
horses. , This increase in fees,
J averaging about fifty per cent, will
be applied in four equal annual in
stallments; the full amount of the
increase not becoming effective until
the close of the season-in 1934, the
end of the ; ten-year permit period,
and ngt then unless there has been
a material change in conditions, tho
district forester states. !
The new fees represent what the
forest service considers a reasonable
price for the forage secured by the
stockmen when compared with aver
age prices' paid for similar use on
privately-owned and leaded lands.
"In many sections of ; the west,
use of national forest forage . re-
! sources ig of vitx importance in their
continued development and prosperi
ty. ; Because of the cocial and eco
nomic conditions thus involved, the
full competitive market value of the
forage is now being secured. Estab
lishing the principal of the use by
the livestock, industry of the forest
forage resources on a fair business
basis, with. due recognition of other
forest and public interests, is a hap
py solution of a problem that has
concerned the stockmen and the
forest service for several years,"
caid Mr. Granger. '
Vnl Attend Smoker
Many Maupinites have , signified
their intention to attend the smok
er at the Tygh Valley school trym
nasium tomorrow night, i Bates
Shattuck will referee the main event
between'" "Shorty" . Behnke and
"Spirt" McClaskey, he having had
considerable experience as - the third
man in fight rings. t
May Give Free Show and Dance
Kramer Bros, are , contemplating
entertaining the people of this sec
tion with a free show and dance in
the near future. The function will
be pulled off as a sort of introduc
tion to their new business and will
occur possibly on March 10 Is the
hall can be secured for that date.
Auiliary Play and Daace'to Featar
Next Week' Activities Cat
The auxiliary memebers of the
American Legion post of Maupin are
rehearsing a comedy play, which will
be given at Legion hall on the even
ing of Friday, March 2. The play is
"Those Dreadful Twins," and is re
plete with comedy situations, humor
ous dialogue and interesting plot Af
ter the play the floor will be cleared
and those who desire will be given
an opportunity to indulge in dancing,
for which good music will be on
The cart of the play follows:
Josiah Brown..,. Lester McCorkle.
Deacon Whitbeck... Floyd Kelly.
Sheriff O'Brien ...Ernest Confer.
Lynx Raymond Crabtree.
Johnny Brown.... Howard Nye.
Rastus : Earl Crabtree.
Mrs. Josephine Brown..
. Agnes Crabtree.
Jasephine Brown" Clifford
"... : Anna Kelly.
Becky Green.. . Ella Nye.
Fanny Brown.- Daphne Confer.
Ticket; for the show have, been
place at 25 and 50 cents, and at
those prices the hall should be filled.
The characters' are well placed and
those who do attend will surely get
their money's worth in laughter. A
supper will be served during the
HAL E. HOSS RESIGNS
AS GOVERNER'S SECRETARY
Hat la Ring for Secretary of State
Job Will Make Campaign
aa Private Citizen
Hal, E. Hoss, private secretary to
Governor L L. Patterson since the
latter's inauguration a year ago,
has submitted his resignation to
the Governor. ' Mr. Patterson, in ac-,
cepting the ' resignation, has ask
Mr. Hoss to remainNm the job un
til the first of March, as the gover
nor intends to be absent from the
state for a " few days perceding
that date.- Who will jucceed as
private secretary has not been in
dicated by the Governor. '
'" Mr. Hoss, who is a potential can
didate for the office of secretary
of state, said in his letter of resig
nation that he did not feel justified
in spending any time while on the
state payroll to further his own
personal political career, and indi
cated that as soon as he was re
leived from duty that he would
make a state-wide survey of the
, situation, and come to
after he .had had time an a private
citizen to go thoroughly into the
matter. ' - ' " -
The state prens, -with which Mr.
Hoss has been closely affiliated as
an association officer for a number
, of years, has indicated that it will
t L t.3 . .- 1.. it V VAnnMnn
support mill actively u uc ucvmcq
a candidate, and considerable inter
est in his political welfare is being
evinced by a substantial gro'up of .
friends, representative of all lines,
in the larger Centers.
Fixed Up Stage
Members of the Legion and Auxi
liary fixed up the stage at the hall
this week, getting ready to present
the Auxiliary play, "Those Dread
ful Twins,' next week ' Friday
night . -
At Tygh Encampment
A number of the Maupin members
of the Tygh Valley Odd Fellows En
campment attended a meeting of
that order at Tygh Valley on Mon-'-
day night Those going over were,
R. E. Wilson, Chas. Crofoot, F. D.
Stuart, F. C. Butler , James Chal
mers, J. C.Pratt, B. W. Welch, Dr.
J. L, Elwood, Lavcrne Fischer.
Visiting At Millican
Mrs Lester Crofoot, who has been
a guest at the Chas. Crofoot home
in this city the past few days, left
for Millican Tuesday, where she will
visit for a time at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Newt1 Morris.
Minox Ointment, the anti. ceptlc
and healing agent. 50-cent tubes at
the, Maupin Drug Store.
Tillamook City and county will
join to clear Wilson River road for