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MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1929
Governor's Messapa Heard;
, R'any Dills Oifercd; Nor
blad Senate President.
SuUm, Or. WlHi such speed did the
3'th legislative assembly gut under
way that tn the flrt day It nut only
organU'd, elected presiding oftlruri
and listened to the nvernor' nus
ak. but swung Into the receiving of
till, mure than HO bills being Intro
ductd In the house before the law
makers "knocked off work and calUd
It a duy. The annate received the drat
two bllla. Such expedition and effi
ciency baa out been observod In many
Organization was completed and
committers ready for announcement
before noon, at which time reeess waa
taken until 3 o'clock to listen to the
message. Following thla came the
drat of the flood of bllla from the vast
number dumped Into the hopper of
the bouse, and submitted by a com
mittee appointed In 1927 to dig out
and recommend tor repeal obsolete
No contests developed In connection
with organization of the senate.
Norblad Is Senate President
Senator Norblad of Astoria waa
nominated for president by Senator
Moser and received 27 votes. Senator
Brown voted for Senator Reynolds of
Marlon, wtjllo' Norbled cast bis ballot
for Senator Eddy of Douglas.
Tbe committee on rulea Is composed
of Senator Mark, Eddy and Moser.
Organisation of the senate was com
pleted In less than rn hour.
The committee on credentials waa
appointed by representative Potter
as follows: Brlggs of Jackson, Fisher
of friuglaa, Mcpherson of Benton,
fiorVell of I'nmttlU and Clark of
After a ten minute recess the com
mittee ou credentials reported. After
adoption of the report, Chief Justice
Coaliow, escorted to the speaker's desk
by Henderson of Multnomah and Has
lutt of Hood River, administered the
oath of tha office to the members.
Hamilton Chosen 8peaker,
Ralph S. Hamilton of Bend was then
placed In nomlnntlon as spmiker by
Lonergan of Multnomah end was the
uuanlnious choice. Ho received 67
votes, P.urdlek of Crook, Deschutes,
Joffuison, Klamath and Lake, and
Wlimluw of Tillamook being absent,
sjivuKer liamilaa was eucorted to the
.nal;'.r's desk by Collier of Crook,
i)eii;but08, Jcftorjou, Klumath and
Luke, l.ubll of Multnomah, and Chllda
of Llun. After bulng sworn In he an
uounccd that he would dettr his form
ul nioaaace to members until a later
Pointing to the failure of the Income
tiw mcaauM passed by the Inst legls
lulure to moot Oregon's 2,000,000 do
tlclt, through Its rejection by the poo
pie at tha general election, Governor
Patterson, in his mesaago to the 35th
legislative assembly's Joint ic'aslon, le
clared tho stale's lawmakers respon
slble for "providing, revenue adequate
- for discharging expenses of slate gov
ornmuutal activities" and eliminating
"any deficit thut may exist." Empho
sluing this be said: "As 1 see it, this
Is the foremost duty which faces you."
Governor Makes Recommendations.
Highlights of the Governor's mes
Taxatlon.Declaring that tho mat
ter of taxation and state finance
"never has been more vital" to Oregon
that at preBont, the governor called on
the legislature to provide funda for
govornmoutul expenses and tor wiping
out tho Illicit of approximately $2,
Purchasing Bureau. Declaring that
centralization of all ' purchases foi
state departments In tho board ot
control showed a saving of over 1200,
000 Blnce October 1, 1927, the goyoruoi
declared allocation of funds for con
tlnuatlon of thlHtdepartmont Justified.
Building Program. Authorisation ol
the board of control to make a survey
"of the needs of the various state hr
. stltutions and to draft a well-constructed
program for meeting these"
over a period of ton years was recpm
Educational Institutions. Pointing
to the advancements made by Oregon
Institutions 6f higher learning, reconv
mendation was made that the United
States bureau of education "be invited
to make a building survey of these In
stltutions to form a basis for a capital
outlay" from available appropriations
Water Power. Devoting consider
..Me attention to the hydroelectric
development of tbe state, tbe meage
pointed out tbe need for safe guard lug
Oregon's Interests ami urged amend
liient of the present law so as to define
the slate engineer's duties.
Auto Licenses. AsHcrting bis firm
belief "that the people of the stale
want a ruduetiou In license fees of old
or used cars," tbe governor urged early
relief along this line "without specific
suggestion" as to bow this should be
Penitentiary. Colling attention to
the fact that "tot the first time in the
history of the penitentiary evory man
who h physically able Is at work every
day," Governor Patterson declared this
fact due to the "excellent discipline
and morale which prevail." He recom
mended an appropriation of $35,000
for remodeling the former training
school to give room for additional
prisoners and also funds tor a "much
needed" garage, with quarters for
In planning revision ot automobile
licetiHe fues, the swale special coin
mlttee decided to recommend aubmls
alon to the people of an amendment to
tbe constitution which would permit
taking tbe ssHosned valuation of an old
auto Into consideration. Under the
present law, this distinction In the
same class of property Is Impossible
and the valun of a car with relation to
tbe license can only be adjusted by a
It Is the agreement of the commls
slon to try to muke a 20 per cent re
duction on the present schedule, but
whether it can be worked out Is not
Under a plan to be submitted to the
legislature soon,, the senate special
committee studying automobile license
fees coujd cut the revenue 11,219,112
and by an additional lcent tax on
gasoline produce 11,211,601, so that
the tax would come within 18512 of
equaling the amount lost by the reduc
ed motor fees.
The committee will recommend In
Proposed Auto License Charges.
An additional tax on gasoline of
A flat foe of lit) a year on all cars
welching 1700 or less.
A 90cent rhnfge for each hundred
weight on cars over 1700 pounds and
not exceeding 3000 pounds,
Motor vehicles weighing over 3000
pounds and not over 4500 would pay
tl per hundredweight and part thereof.
Cars over 4500 .pounds would pay
$1.10 per hundredweight, or part there
All motor vehicles equipped wlth
one or more soua tires wouia pay ou
per cent In addition to the foregoina.
Cars reglHtercd on or after April 1
and hoforfifluly 1 of any your wouli.
pay three-fourths of such annual fet
The law .already provides for a hali
year license taken out July 1, and o
IttHt-qunrter year on October 1. Th'
three-quarter year license would per
mlt many cars to come out which un
der the present yearly license are left
In tho garoge the early months of Ihi
Ack Oregon to Cede Territory.
A daring propoaal to have the stati
of Oregon cede 3000 square miles tt
the state ot Idaho Is to be presented
to the legislature noon. The territory
involved represents almost DO per cenl
ot Malheur county and Includes the
famous Jordan valloy.
Governor Patterson announced whoi
apprised, of the scheme, that ho wlli
resist any attempt to yield a single
acre of Oregon to any adjacent state
The plan, briefly, la this: The Ore
gon highway commission Is not like
ly to build a road from the Jordar.
valley country to McDermott, which
Is on the Oregon-Nnvada line, There
fore, In ordor that the road be con
structed, the scheme Is to cede the
section In Oregon to Idaho and havi
Idaho build tbe road.
Bank failures In Oregon, particular
at Seaside and Astoria, have aroused
Representative Roblaon of Clatsop tt
'a' point where he says he Intends ti
toe that steps are taken to remedy tie
pit nat ion. '
"Clataop county has boon hit hart
first with fire and other advorse sit
nations, and thon enme the bank fill
ures," he Bald. "As a reproaentatlvi
nf the people I am going to find ou
why depositors don't at leaRt get Bom
modicum ot return for the money the
'nvest In banks.
"I contend that there Is Bomethln
radically wrong with the banking di
partniont, when even small amount
realized from the wrecks seem to b
(JISHlpated and tho depositors get litt!
He asserted that it no bettor explai
atlon of conditions Is forthcoming h
,vill demand legislative Investigate
State Institution Want Help.
Slate Institutions which are a akin
S HIT k TTHfXT
Several of our boys havt 'been
trying their luck In the fighting
ring and earning a few dollars for
spending money. Elton Snodgrass,
Kenneth Snodgrass and Robert
Shenflin have participated in ever-
lal'smokers lately, each giving- a good
account of himself when under fire,
Wttpinitia's team came down
Tuesday night and engaged in a
liitli. rriinmAirn with the Inent Hiirh
school team. Wapinitia gives
f V,aulnW . vi.ru ennrf !,.
" n '" ' "
ketball team and we hope' that, we
may have the privilege of having an
encounter with that aggregation
The Second grade h making a
new chart which is composed of
sounds learned in the first grade
and new sounds learned - in the
The hirst grade is learning games
which are in tructive in their
The Second grade is using the
principle of the cafeteria lunch
counter in their arithmetic.
I Miss Harris feds very forlorn be
cause her flowers are dying on ac
count of the. cold weather.
j Ernie Confer h back in school
after a three weeks' absence.
I Mjs, Bothwell, Mrs, Hedin, Mr.
Kaiaer and Mr. Slusher, members of
the school board, visited the grader
and High school on Tuesday.
Point of Interest
.(Editorial by Kenneth Snodgrass)
The English III class ha; been
(liiicus'iidi; i- itits of interest, in the
vicinity of Mnupin. Nature has
many wonder: here at our door
yard which many people fail to no
tice and appreciate.
, The nuM .interesting location 3
u.Hsod by the class is Sherar's
Brldgc, because, it offers many
points worthy tho pen of a genuine
author. Shcrer's Bridge is in a
ranyon, scorched by the sun in
summer and subject to varying
winds of winter. The walls of the
, , formation eroded
;narrowly an(j dccply by the watm
l)f the Dt,gchute8i
. A,,hnllD.u u i,nw nMM nt n.
gineering, John Sherar readily saw
a bridge could be constructed
over the river and that over a nar
row gorge scarely 35 feet wide, thus
linking the Bides of the stream, and
i to promote settlement of the coun
try. By charging tolb the bridge
wn paid for end four roads built
from the extra proceeds. A hotel
was a necea ity and he built
such a structure, and it was rated
as the be t in the country at that
time. Mr. Sherar was rated as he-
ing a wealthy man, but an unfortun-
ato investment in sheep at a wrong
time caused him to lose everything.
The bridge then became a public
crossing and the huaine s of the ho.
tel declined , with' the building
Railroads on either side of
i river now carry people past
pioneer bridge of thi? part of
west, people who -know little of its
hi torv. The dust of time ouicklv
obscures the past; old, ways and old
scenes are forgotten in the progress
toward newer and better modes of
Despite the blizzard Friday night
the Dufur hoopers came to Maupin
for financial aid from the prosent le,
lslative session will all be visited 1
members of the.wnys and means cor
mlttee during the next few weeks.
Sale of the present state-horn
grounds for business purposes and a
qulsitlon of tho Bush "pasture," to h
used ns a location for new atate built
Ings Is said to be Interlocked with t
bill Introduced in the senate to r
peal the act of 1927 authorizing coi
structlon of a new state office bulb
Govornor Patterson signed hous
bill No. 142, the first bill tj pass bol
the bouse and senate this sossloi
authorising an appropriation of $25
000 to care for the legislative ex
potises. An additional appropriation
probably will . bo nucessary later In the
Appropriations aggregating $53,000
were authorized by the joint ways and
means committee of the legislature
for improvements at the Oregon state
TTT mTTIfTn .
to play basketball. The opponents
boys' team played hard, lut were
not accurate at putting the bail
trought the hoop. They showed
good team work, but lacked speed.
Our LuVj were faster, had more
team. work, and showed more nrac-
;tice and skill than the visitors and
were fortunate in getting- tbe tip-
off practically all the. time. The
Tgirls did not win their game but we
lare safe in savinir that thev did the
-be t team work on the floor. Dufur
had the reach over our nlavi.m. mak.
g it pos ible for them to secure
the ball and put it through the hoop,
The box score of the boys' game
Maupin 24 ;
F. G. Fields.
F. T, Free throws,
P. F. Personal fouls.
Hight School Schedule
25 -Minstrel show.
25. -h idraa, there.
1 - - Duf ur, there. .
Feb. 8 Madras, here.
l eb. 15 Odell, there.
ch. 10 Parkdole, there.
Mr. DeVoe has selected the edi
tors for the coming aix weeks for
the Maupin Hi Times, Automatically
Kenneth Snodgrass becomes past
editor; Merle Snodgra s was ap-
pointed the editor, and Lelah We:
'berg and Eatol Stovall were chosen
for the sports. Our - old reliable
fun-makcr, Arthur Appling, is at the
.head of humor, while Crystal Stuart
takes care of the Grade notes with
Irene Matthews a; editor of special-
Manual Trajninj Class
The manual trainiug class has
ibeen making work benches which
win oe completed and in use in
aljout three weeks. The benche;
are to be mode from fir, having a
forty by sixty-inch tops with
shelves beneath the surface for
tools; the legs 3x3 inches and
jinches in length and will be morti ed
and Ingged on with 8-inch lag bolts
lach o the three benches will be
fitted with two 9-inch jaw vises,
These benches will make the work
easier for the students and provide
a well-equipped room for
the cla s
The civics class is : tudying the
of chapter on State Constitutions. Mr.
Poling has secured Blue Books com
the riled by the secretary of state for
the the members of the class. - The state
the legislature i now in session and the
c'ass is following the progress of
legislation W bnngintr clippings of (
''ills for discu sion. In this way
they become familiar with the
. party machinery' in Oregon as
well ens the national constitution, an
epitome of Oregon history, lists of
:tate officials, their dutiet, popula
tion statistics, nnd other informa
tion of a political nature.
, Sewing Cla-s
The Sewing class has been very
busy the pa: t few weeks making
!costume8 for the ministrel. The
'completion of thirty-five jackets and
;other articles apeaks highly of their
ability and achicvenients. They arc
soon to begin on mid-reason dresses.
The County librarian sent the
High school fifty bords of fiction
and non-fiction. The other fifty
odd books were previou ly return-
ed by our school librarian, Gladys
Martin. All clna es made a good
average in securing credits' by read
ing for this semester.
, Club Work
Leaders and promoters of
work met, in the High school
last Thur day, January 17th.
Rutherford, Mr. Dnigh and
Gronewnld gave interesting and en
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MINSTRELS ALL SET
TO OUR PEOPLE
School Actors Will Show
Repertoire of Jokes, Songs
and Skits Friday
Dan Poling, who has the prepara
tion of the High school show in
hfnd' PnmLt to give Maupin peo-
Ple lne Dlggesi treat in tne nistory
of the town when his bunch of
niinrela appear here tomorrow
nht- Everything pertaining to
me presentation nas oeen diligently
btudied, carefully rehearsed and
costumed, and each member of the
ca t is whole-souled in the success
of their attempt along
Below we "pick up" the cast asithcm up for the late show. Their
published last week, and advise our
readers to cut it out of the paper
and take it with them to the hall
when they go to see the show. The
Opening chorus "Old Folks at,
Home" Sung by entire troupe.
Song "Stay Gut of the South"
verse and chorus by trope.
Song "Loading Up the Mandy
Lee verse and chorus by troupe, i
Song "Harrigan" verse
ua by entire troupe.
Song "Herpicide" rung
Song "S0 Long Mary" Verse by
Arlene Linn, chorus by troupe.
Song "01' Man Rivers" Merle
Snodgrass, Lelah and Mabel We
berg. Pianolog "Little Brown Baby"
Skit "Jerry, or the' Family Re
semblance" Beth, Rutherford
Aliene Greene, Richard Crabtree,
Song "Blame it on the Two Black
Crows" Ina Linn, Alice and
Skit "Colonel Bullets" B tel Sto
vall, Andrew Crabtree, Charles
Song "She's Dixie all the Time"
Dors Kelly, Mary Greene.
A-M-E-R-I-C-A, America, Menans 1
Love You my Yankee Land
troupe. - '
Members of the chorus: Irene
Mathews,' Merle Snodgrass, Cry. tal
Stuart, Avis Crabtree, Aliene Greene,
Doris Kelly, Nina Mathews, Lejlah
Weberg, Gladys Martin, Alice Davis,
Ethel Kidder, Bessie Starr, Mabel
Weberg, Alto Chastain, Mary Greene
Beth Rutherford, Andrew Crabtree,
Clarence Hun Harold Kramer,
Kenneth Snodgrass, Estel Stovall,
Richard Crabtree, Cyril Fraley,
Robert Shepflin, Glenn Alexander,
Elden Allen, Ivan Donaldson,
Charles Bothwell, Tom Slusher.
End Men Elton Snodgrass, Ed
mund Wilson, Harry Rutherford,
Accompanist Nova Hod in.
Interlocutor Dan Poling.
. Stage Director Crville Fraley.
A sistant Ira Kidder.
GROUND HOG DAY DANCE
Whether the Hog See Hi Shadow
' or Not, All Will Dance
"Ground- Hog Day," February 2,
will be celebrated this year with a
dance at the Tygh Valley High
school gym. The students of that
school are awake to all prominent
dates aad that they have chosen the
aecond of next month on which to
give another of their pleasant and
entertaining dnnces will be good
new;, to devotees, The High school
orchestra has been augmented by
the return to school of Roc Ashley,
violin player while Miss Thelma
Bonney i: leader and director. That
orchestra plays real music, a- is at
tested by the many who attend Ihe
dances at which they are employed.
j Object to Coasting
Roard Foreman Addington eb
jects to youngsters" coasting on the
highway hills. He ha been to much
trouble in clearing the roadway of
snow, and when bob sleds are ' used
by kids to coast down hill on they
make the road slippery and glwsy,
rendering it unsafe for auto travel.
Mose threatens to take some of the
coasters before the court in order
that ' others may be deterred from
SMOKER DREW MANY
FANS AND PROVED
Maupin't FforiU Loict to Bend
Pag Bouts Fait and Well
Received by All
The amoker put on by the local
Legion post last Saturday night was
one of the best entertainments of
he kind ever attempted in this part
of the state. From the curtain
raiser to the main event the patron
were kept on the qui Tive at all
The first event waa the bout be
tween Elton Snodgrass and Nick
Hollamon. The boys mixed at the
minstrel , I ist smjokcr and such was their con
te t that Manager Morris signed
bout was really the best of the
evening, for each of the boya show
a willingness, alertness and ability
to give and take punishment that
won the large attendance. The
bout was rightly declared a draw
.A promonent feature of their mix
was an absence of clinching, both
(boys fighting free and giving the
referee no trouble.
Kenneth Snodgrass and Alva
Hammer were next to show their
wares. In this bout Hammer threw
himself down two and one-half
times, tuch were the violance of his
swings. The judges voted the bout
Cyril Fraley and Albert Hachler
next entertained the customers.
Fraley led in advances while the
Wapinitia boy seemed content to
guard against a pos ible knockout.
The judges decided the affray was
even, but to a majority of the on
lookers it seemed that Cyril was en
titled to the decision.
I Ivan Mott of ...The ... Dalkt and
Billy Breedlove of Bend next know
ed their ability ar, pugilists. The
up river boy demonstrated that he
had a working knowledge" of the
game of fisticuffs and in the se
cond round handed out a slight
punch which seemed to satisfy the
county seat lad. At any rate he re
mained prone on the canvas until
Johnny William", referee, had "
counted the necessary 10 seconds
to give his antogonist the decision
The fake was s plain that Mott
got no sympathy from the audience,
and young Breedlove did not add
t0 hb popularity by the decision.
The main event was between
Floyd Hollamon, a local product and
Jack Breedlove from Bend. The
latter is a seasoned pug and showed
his experience and training by keep
ing close to Hollamon during the
-Ax rounds of the bout. He had
been put wise to the fact that Floyd
u nally set himself for a knock out,
therefore mixed in close formation
during the bout. Breedlove ex
celled in in-fighting, but seemed
wary of the Maupin lad. , He fell
into clinches in many instances and
n two occasions was cautioned by
Referee Williams for hitting low.
Breedlove was given the deciuon on
The smoker was attended" by
many home fann as well as by many
from out of town. Many were out
to boost for Maupin's favorite and
that he lost the decision v does not
detract from his popularity.
After the smoker the floor was
cleared and given over to those who
cared to dance, which was kept up
until a late hour.
SCOUT CHARTER RECEIVED
Contain Name of Many Noted Men
Of United State
The charter recognizing the troop
of Maupin as a part of the national
organization of Boy Scouts, was re
ceived by Dr. Stovall, scout master,
Monday. The charter io signed by
many noted men of this ' country,
some being active officials while
others hold their offices as honorary
only. President Calvin Coolidge
heads the list, he being honorary
president. Wm. McAdoo and Wm.
H. Taft'fl names are also attached r.s
honorary vice-presidents. The other
names are Walter W. Head, presi
dent; Chas. H.' Livingstone, James
E. West and Dan Beard.
Per ons desiring to read the char
ter may find it on the wall of the
proscription case at the Maupin