MAUPIN TIMES Always working for the best interests of Maupin and all of Southern Wasco County. Publishes only that news fit to print. Caters to no particular, class, but works for all. VOLUME XIV MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1928 Number 50 Local Millenium Strikes When Work Begins At Clear Lake Crew at Work on Dam Conitructloa Wblch Will Hold Head of '12-Foot Storage Hiitory of System At lait the long-looked for dam at tin mouth of Clear luka U something other than mere conjecture. Work men are at work at that ilte building dam which will, when completed, iniure sufficient water for Irrigating Juniper Flat and ahould tend to In crease the settlement of that tac tion. Work there will progress un til weather condition! call a halt, and ai loon ai men can get on the job in the spring construction will be returned. The first unit of the dam will be 16 feet high with an estimated water storage of 12 feet This storage will be added to the natural flow to keep up a steady demand during the irri gating season. HUtory fef Syttont For 40 years well intentioned peo ples got together on different plona to get wutcr on Waplnitia I'luinn. "Old Waralc" hod his crew of far- mere, who grubstaked and failed after quite an effort at ditch dig ging. Those men saw the light but could not surmount the obstacles which beiet their path. Then Grandfather Kelly financed a good start on the project Many old set tlers will recall this part of the early history of the proposition. After a time the Kelly organization fell to pieces and the work stopped. Con siderable ditch and preliminary work was done, only to be lost to these clear-headed men who believed in the sound principle of applying wa ter to dry soil. Old George McCoy, during Cleve land's administration, spent a few years in construction. He did more work than all the earlier efforts combined. His old camp along the timber line, where he hod a store, warehouse, saloon and construction headquarters, has fallen away. His log cabin above the Keep mill may still be seen in- ruins, McCoy' dug several cectlons of the canal, some true to grade, some below the true survey line. He died in 1920. His work laid idle for half a generation; the rights lapsed to the state and government Later the Eastern Irrigation Pow er and Lumber company filed on the system and began work. The energy of that company spent itself on saw mill and camp construction roads, phone lines, water systems, buildings machine shops. Nineteen boilers were hauled to the mountains, freighted from The Dalles and Du fur, Joseph Keep was the leading spirit of .this work, and after 10 years of toil he wound up in a legal trouble that finally ended his car eer in ignomy. Later he sold his rights to the Waplnitia Irrigating Company, this being done in 1914. Thla brings the history of the en terprise up to the present holders who, from 1914 to 1917, dug the necessary canals and took out the big cut, 1100 feet long and 30 feet deep, to release the water to the land.' A celebration commemmorat lng the completion of the work was held at' Pine Grove September 1, 1917, at which time the late ex Governor Wythecombe and several other celebrities attended and ad- drersed the gathering. 1 Later, in 1919, after much ex tension, a drive was made to raise funds for the Frog creek feeder canal. This was dug from 1920-23, when the water from that creek was spread on the plains. No end of legal and law suit at tacks were aimed at the company by Keep interests. Many suits Were tried and won by the company, all at a great cost. Adjudication of the Waters of White river shed was finally brought to a head, and the various rights of the water users within the White river basin settled. The cost of the Frog creek feeder canal was great enough - to have financed the Clear lake dam, but some weakness of the Keep original filing on the Frog creek proposition was later corrected by the construc tion of that unit. That caused a de lay of dam consruction, due in part to the lack of funds and in part to other costs that demanded to be met In order to keep the company's hold ings clear. It Is easy to figure out how one might do this better the second time, ADKISSON'S EGOTISTICAL BEARING REMOVAL REASON Would Not Recognls People County Court and Acted in , Overbearing Manner la Judge Adklsson has carried things In the county court with a high hand. He seemed to be possessed of the idea that he was -the man Al mighty bought the world of, and that he still had a mortgage on the pur chase. A case in point: When the committee appointed to interview the county court regarding a new roudto he fair grounds, Judge Ad klsson assumed an attitude , of ab solute authority. When Billy Hunt pluced the proposition before the Judge he assumed ignorance of the petitioner's name, standing and con nection with the fair association. He blurted out, in an offending manner these interrogations: What's your name? How much money have you got? Do you pay any taxes? When told who Mr. Hunt was the head of the court became somewhat molified and then listened to the pe tition for a road. After all had been said in favor of the project, and it had been shown that the need of such a road was a dire necessity, the judge said that if the people would subscribe half the cost the county would furnish the other half. There is no evidence that the county engineer ever went over the proposed line of road. One thing is tinethat the county court made no effort to provide the fair grounds with adequate approach, the old road not even having been placed in shape for the vast amount of travel going to and from the fair grounds. The charges against Judge Adkls son are "failure to adhere to the budeet law, discourtesy , to visitors at his office, as well as failure to advertise for bids in purchasing county road machinery." Judge Ad. kisson has been called the "father of The Dulles-California highway," but after election he will probably be known as the step-father of that highway.. OBTAINS VERDICT FOR DEATH Frank Gable Award Damage $7,500 In Circnlt Court f Frank Gable, former resident of Juniper Flat, was awarded a ver diet of $7,600 in the Wasco county circuit court on Monday, he having sued the Harkina Transportation company. Frank Oliver and Elmer Shipley for causing the death of his son, II. T. Gable, a Dalles business man. The younger Gable was the victim of a collison on the highway six miles west of The Dalles on No vember 19, 1927. Oliver was the driver of a truck operated by Shipley, who was under contract with the transportation company. He was coming down a hill and .truck the car containing the Gables and two other men, the younger Gable being killed in the mixtip. The elder Gable, as admin istrator of the estate of his son, be gan action against the defendants named for damages, and the court on Monday directed that a verdict in the amount named above be re turned by the jury. R. W, Richmond was a business visitor at the county seat Tuesday. , but when all is said and done the Wapinitia Irrigation company is still on the job, through a period when older and stronger irrigation com panies, even with government aid, have failed, and the water still flows on Plains acres to the great relief of ranchers thereon. v In times agone sheep men used to drive their bands from the Deschutes to Boar creek without a drink. This condition is now changed. Few tank wagons remain. Better gardens and living conditions are here. With the Clear lake dam completed the old season shortage of water will be a thing of memory. People will come in and a subdivision of big units of farm lnnd will naturally take place. With this comes a demand for fence", bufldings, tools, farm ma chinnry, trade, nutos and hundreds of other things which go with enter prise. The soil is here, and with an adequate supply of water this sec tion is destined to blorsom like the rose ana provide nomes tor many hundreds of new settlers, all of whom will conduce to the better ment of business conditions of all parts of southern Wasco county. :-: MAUPIN Friday, Oct. 19th, the Maupin and Waplnitia football team will clash. Neither one has yet been victorious and both are determined to win the game. The local aggregation is meeting a husky and determined eleven. The Maupin eleven is con fident, regardless of the past two games. The encounter will be on the Maupin field. The school will be dismissed for the game so that we will be strongly represented. The presence of parents will aso be ap preciated. One of the boys says this is the first game of the season, since the others have been "walka ways" for the opposing teams. The civics class gave their first Interpetation of the presidential campaign, in the form of a free for all discussion last Thursday. Thore who were Democrats put up their reasons for boosting Smith and Robinson, The platforms, as they are found in the two acceptance speeches, were discussed. One day each week has been set aside for this debate, new material being brot to class each time. The girls practiced volley ball for the first time last Thursday. Since any number can participate in this game there was a large turn-out Every one seems to enjoy playing, and as soon as the rules are learned the game will be still more interest ing. Monday the school began the regu lar routine again, after having the latter part of last week taken up by the six-weeks' tests. Harold Kramer was caught In the first snowfall of the season on Cri terion plains Wednesday evening. It was accompanied by a strong wind and melted as fast as it fell. Margaret Oakerman of the 7th grade is moving to Burns, Oregon. Her classmates regret her leaving. Bill Slusher, the 8th grader in the football team, played in two quart ers in the Dufur game. Arthur Appling suffered the ml fortune of throwing his right wrist DOUBLE HEADER EVENT AT TYGH VALLEY Football Gam and Dane Billed for Friday of Neat Week Tygh Plays Wapinitia Tam A return game of football will be played at Tygh Valley on Saturday October 26, in which the Tygh High school eleven mixes with the coming team of Wapinitia. The last game resulted in a victory for the Tygh boys and the boys from the Flat will go into the coming scrimmage with an intention of wiping out the sting of their recent defeat In the evening there will . be a dance at the gymnasium, with the Tygh High orchestra furnishing the music. The recent dance was a suc cess, notwithstanding the fact there was a dance in Maupin the same evening. DISTRIBUTING TROUT FRY Streams Being Stocked From Oak Springs Hatchery the Game Warden Hadley with others from the fish commission has been busy of late distributing trout from the Oak Springs hatchery to streams. in this part of the state. Besides the Deschutes, Tygh creek, Clear creek, White river, Fifteen Mile and other streams have received a large quota from our hatchery, and still there remains many thousand fry in the holding ponds. Hasen Sent Back Rev. Everett Hazen was assigned to the Wapinitia-Maupin charge by the recent U. B. conference held at Portland. This will make three times Rev. Hazen has been assigned to this charge, and his congrega tions rejoice that he will lead them for another year. Rev. J. I. Park er was assigned to the Manor charge for the fourth time. Hunter Getting Bird Maupin hunters are meeting with fair success hunting pheasants and quail. Several good bags have been brought in, the birds seeming to be more plentiful than for several years past Expert watch and jewelry repair ing. Quick service at ' reasonable rates. Bring in your work. The Mau pin Drug Store. HI TIMES :-: out of place during the Dufur-Mau-pln foot ball game. The opposing teams seemed determined to hurt Art,' but it can't be done. In last Friday's foot ball game with Dufur, Dufur won over Maupin bjr a ccore of 38 to 0. In the first half the Maupin team held Dufur down. Dufur made only one toch down. In the second half Dufur made five touch downs. Eddie Nel son, the Dufur star made some thrill ing end runs, which resulted in three tuch downs. There was a large crowd at the "gam. ' The busmesi houses of Dufur were closed for the game. ; In the algebra class the pupils have checked over the work with the course of study and have found they have followed the exact course, which ncludcs the use of positve and negative numbers and the addition and subtraction of polpnomials. ' Some of the high grades made in the tests are, algebras Harry Ru therford and Edmund Wilson, both having made 100; civics Richard Crabtree, Crystal Stuart, and Velma Crofoot made A grades; geometry Nova Hedin made 100, and Crystal Stuart made 98. More of the grades will be published in the next issue. SMILES Mrs. DeVoe: I guess I will have to call the roll as I can't see those who are abeent The student body of M. H. S. was called to a special meeting Friday morning and due to the fact that we have a lot of timid boys and bashful girls who would not move to adjourn so the student body is still in sersion. Richard Crabtree said: "I thot a thunderbolt had hit me as I came in contact, with the Dufur star. In the last football game Estel Stovall, being so awkward, made a few good tackles. Clarence (to the coach) : I stop ped a good fight awhile ago. Mr. Polingr-Yeah? Howl Clarence: I ran. MARION LISTER NOW MARRIED Married At Milton September 12 Wif Now la Maupin One of the biggest surprises of the year was sprung on Maupinites last week when the wife of Marion "Stub" Lister came to town from her home at Baker. No one had the least idea that our young lothario had entered the married state, and when Mrs. Lister appeared upon the scene and it became noised about town preparations were at once made to entertain the newlyweds with a real old-time charivari. That function was pulled off in good shape, after which the young couple were tendered . congratulation by all in the noise party. , Marion and his wife, .who was Mrs. Peggy Irwin, were married at Milton on September 12. They be came acquainted while ''Stub" was working with a road oiling crew at Madras, and the attraction toward each other culminated in their mar riage. The young couple will make their home in Maupin for the pres ent, "Stub"' being engaged with the bridge crew. Their friends, as well as The Maupin Times, wish them all the pleasure and happiness possible in their new relation 0t After Deer T. B. Slusher, his brothers, Gro- ver and Harvey from Dufur, went to the Pisgah mountain country Sun day morning, to remain" during the rest of the open deer senson. They expect to get the full quota of deer. Painting Houe Joe Kramer has a painter at work on his new residence and the artisan is applying a coat of white paint thereto. When completed Joe's res idence will show a greatly improv ed appearance. Sold Property Dee Talcott has sold his lots and small cabin in Maupin to ' Wilbur Hurst, who has taken possession. This is but one of the many prop erty changes which have taken place here of recent date. WEAR AS PAY ''The Cinderella Ways." Dresses, Coats and Hats. Cinderella Frock Shop, 309 E 2nd St., The Dalles, Oregon. . BIG ENOUGH TO FILL NICK SINNOTrS SHOES So Say Stephen A. Lowell la Speak- ing of Candidacy Of Judge R. R. Butler The writer ventures to trespass upon your columns to make a brief but pertinent appeal to the voters of the second congressional district in the matter of Robert R. Butler. The Oregoniaa is probably read daily by not fewer than 20,000 men and women in the counties east of the Cascade mountains which com prise that district a territory im perial in its expanse, larger indeed than the entire state of New York. 'It has been the habit in , recent elections for hosts of electors of the democratic faith to join with their republican friends in the support of Nicholas J. Sinnott, who so long and so ably represented this section of the state in congress. Judge Butler is a close friend of Sinnott and will carry forward the development pro gram of that gentleman. If he is elected, he will have the benefit of the advice and guidance of the ex congres man, who has not lost his interest in Oregon in his recent shift from the legislative to the judi cal branch of the government It may very properly be suggested, then that the friends of Judge Sin nott, regardless of party, will reflect public interest if they cact their bal lots for Butler at the November elec tion. - Judge Butler is at an age where he can reasonably expect to contin ue in the national legislature a quarter of a century, growing in in fluence and usefulness with the paszing years. No man entering the lower house of congress after middle life, can expect to achieve either place or potency in that turbulent group of 435 men: It requires a decade of experience either to mas ter the complex' rules of procedure or to attain a station of leadership. No elderly man, unless possessed of long and important contact with federal affairs, such as Burton of Ohio' possesses, should mr essay the role. Mr. Sinnott had secured a niche where he was counted as with in the very limited circle of domi nant political figures in Washington but he could never have compassed that exalted station had he been elected late in life. These are the hard facta of experience which no voter or any. party, can safely ig nore. Likewise it is indisputable that in the political portraiture of this state there are few men who even rival "Bob" Butler in grace of personalty and ability to make friends. " These are essential factors' in securing the enactment' of legislation in the house of representatives. If elected, in a year he will know personally most of his associates and all will be his friends. His impre:sive , oratorical gifts will make his voice welcome when governmental policies demand debate. His great native ability, his grasp of public question?, his mas tery of the constitution and history of the republic will give him assur ed recognition in all committee rooms. He will go far not only in securing wke and comprehensive laws, but in bringing fame to the western coast . At The Rainbow Mrs. Arthur Creighton "has again taken a position as chef at the Rain bow restaurant, made vacant by the leaving of Mrs. Okerman. Mrs. Creighton served as cook there be fore returning to Portland, from which place she recently came to make here home in Maupin. Witnette at Portland F. D. Stuart and Ernest Doty went to Portland early Sunday morning, having been called as wit nesses in a law suit brought in a wheat deal in which the Hunts Fer ry Warehouse company is interest ed. , V . . Bought the Bug Last week we incidentally noted that there was a Ford bug ocupying space in front of this print shop. It was offered for sale. Sunday Mar ion O'Brien came in from Wapinitia and Iboked the vehicle over, paid the price and drove the critter home. See what a little advertising in The The Times does. .Attention of some Maupin merchants called to this story. Heppner Two new bridges thorized by city council. au- Andrew Crabtree's Kin Celebrate His 77th : Natal Day Celebrated by Children and Rela tive of Andrew Crabtree at Union Hall, Juniper Flat ' Andrew Crabtree, with his, child ren and other relatives, enjoyed a " celebration of his 77th birthday at Farmers Union hall, Juniper Flat, last Sunday, October 14. About 30 were present, .they , being Andrew and I. N. Crabtree, brothers, the former's children, Job and family, Earl and Raymond Crabtree and the latter's family; D. W. Talcott an 'wife, Mrs. John Donaldson and Mrs. Sarah Darnall, daughters, the latter from Portland; Nephews Roy and family, Chester, Lester and family,' Mrs. J. H. Chastain, husband and family, D. B. Fraley and wife. During the afternoon a sumptu ous spread was partaken of and sev eral group pictures of the gathering taken. The afternoon was spent in reminiscences of early daya on the Flat, in family visits and general discourse of current events. Andrew and Newton Crabtree came across the plains from Missouri in 1853, they being members of a train of immigrants who left their old homes for the then far west His parents settled in Linn county, where the sons grew to manhood and where they, were married and began to raise families. In 1888 the Crab tree brothers came to this section; each taking a homestead and where they have since resided. Here it was their children grew up and here they were married and here their child ren were born. Andrew and New ton still retain the land filed on as homesteads. The Andrew Crabtree ' tract is now operated by his son, Raymond, and is a fine a piece of land as any on the Flat His wife died in 1918. . Andrew Crabtree is not an old man, only so far as years go. He is young- in spirit and -vigor and ' pos sesses a mind as active and well In formed as any in this eection. Last year he suffered greatly with illness, but at this time he seems to have re cuperated to the extent that many years mora are in store for him among us. All his friends extend congratulations that he has reached more than the allotted three score years and ten. The Crabtree families are among the most respected of this section, each being scrupuoudy honest, in dustrious and loyal to their homes and friends. RECALL PETITIONS SWORN TO BY CIRCULATORS Ovr 800 Name Signed Thereto ' Asking Tht Judge Adkinon be Removed From Office ' Those men who circulated the re call petitions asking that Judge Ad kisson be removed from office certi fied to them last Saturday, there be ing better than 800 names on the Ifc-t Among those fro mthis section who assisted in securing the signa tures were W. E. Hunt, W. H. Staats, while Sam Y ard of ' the Boyd precinct, the judge's home, was ako active in soliciting names to the petition, "jhose men were ot The Dalles lu-.l Saturdar and made affidavit to the genuine m of the names secured. It has been reported that the judge stated that if a total of 1000 names were secured on the petitions he would resign, hereby making a recall unnecessary. What he will do with a measley 800 names re mains to be seen. At any rate he is Advised that that number of tax payers and voters of Wasco county do not wish him to be retained in of fice, and their wishes will be made known on November 6, when they go to the polls and cast their ballots against Adkisson's retention in of fice. NOTICE The annual meeting of Stockhold ers of the Southern Wasco County Fair association will be held at Tygh Valley, Oregon, Saturday October 27, 1928 at 2 p. tn. W. E. HUNT, President. A. H. GILLIS, Secretary. Klamath Falls Modern new res taurant opened on Klamath Avenue.