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MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1929
U II M VI II
Important Bills Still Pending;
Progress Is Made, But
"Some Time Wasted.
Many Bills Introduced to Ditt Motor
LIcenM Measure Has Unanimout
Support Tax Relief Considered
Tuition Fees Paid by Non-Reeldsm
ttudtnti Too Little Leglolatlw
SaWm, Or. When the legislature
adjourned over the week-end Friday
afternoon It bad run hull Its course
and to date no measures of Importunes
havs passed both houses and renchod
the dusk of the governor Whatever
the legislature Is t accomplish mu.it
be disposed of In the remaining 20 leg
During the third -tin past woek
more legislation wus Introduced, a tow
bllls4 passed, and a few committee
Incidentally, the actually working
days hat been replete with recuses
Time has been wasted In this scs
aloa as never before wnitud a
though the legislature hud a hult yeai
to run lnstusd of a bare 40 days.
Although Governor Patterson's
IC000 a year budget officer laid a care
fully prepared budget on the desk ot
very legislator on the opening day,
the ways and tnvana committee Is slill
holding bearings and grinding away on
A total of 344 houao bills and SI sen
ate bills had been Introduced at the
end ot the first thrco weeks of the
legislative session. Of the bouse bills
137 were repeal measures.
425 Bills Introduced.
"The number of bills Introduced dur
ing the first throe weeks of the 1329
legislative session Is much smaller
than that of other years for the same
length ot time," said A. W, Norblad of
Astoria, president of the senate.
"While there are many bills being
written, they are coming in very slow
ly." Too one thing which has pleased tho
state board of control and the people
f SMem Is the defeat of the bill to
e;.ol ti:o law for the construction of
a s ti'e office building. Now that the
slati board liaii the law and the author
ity ll i..n proceed as quickly as It de
sires In borrowing $000,000 from the
Industrial accident fund and erect an
office building adjacent to the su
preme court building.
Of course, this Is a precedent bor
rowing from tha accident fund and
It la poHHlblu that future legislatures
may decide to authorize similar loans
Irom tills or other funds to flnnnco the
eroding of a now puultentlary, a new
stato lioniltnl, library for the unlvir
slty and any other capital cullay. In
the state office-building ciihu, the rout
als charged to the departments occupy
ing space are expected to meat the
Interest and principal on the loan from
tha accident fund.
Motor License Revision Next.
Revision ot motor llcenso fees la In
the making. A Bdiodulo which ap
pears to be nieotlng with no oppesi
Hon has been devlacd and submitted
and will bo considered by (lis three
roads oommlttees this week.
At first there was a ballot that a
dozen plans would be offared for li
cense ruviulou, lui tha Simula ached
illo to be considered makes such o
substantial cut on all curs that every
one appears to bo satisfied, even a!
though tho bill aluo requires an add!
vlonal tax of lo a gallon ou gasoline.
Unless something goes wrong, thlt
license fee bill should pass the house
this week and go over to the senate.
As the senate road committee will bo
sitting in while the two house roads
committees are deliberating, there
should be reasonably rapid action in
A companion measure In preparation
la an amendment to the constitution
permitting the licenses to be based on
the value ot the motor vehicle. This
will have to be submitted to the peo
The senate, Just before adjourning
f Friday, passed a bill making the li
cense tee year start July 1, Instead of
January 1, In compliance with a senti
ment which has been rampant for sev
eral years, There was also some new.
arrangement for seasonal licenses for
the benefit ot orchardists and wheal
growers who require trucks for only ti
tew weeks in the year. So it can bo
considered that the automobile license;
situation Is to be cleared up soon.
; It Is the subject most interesting to
the people of the state at large.
1 Tax Relief Measures Submitted.
Practically tho entire chain of bill,
representing the recommendations oi
the property tax relief commlaalcn
have boon Introduced and printed and
bearings have bum held on several.
The only Important bill ot the strle,
not yet Introduced Is the Income tax
with a property offset and this may
not appuar until the fifth week.
No one is In any burry to drng thi?
In. It Is being purposely delayed un
til the other taxation uiea.u . art
fairly uuder way
The deficiency appropriation bill
providing for an appropriation ot Sin,
000, arproved by the ways and mtum
committee, was p;.s d with only Sin
ator Upton voting sgulnst It.
Senator Upton explained that ht
was voting axalnst the deficiency ap
propriatlons "at a protest against tin
existence ot the stute emergency board
which Is an opin door o the practice
ot extravagance In the administration
ot slate affairs."
The state ot Oregon Is out ot packet
to the extent ot between $300,000 and
$500,000 each year through Us guuer
oalty In providing higher education for
studonts from otli'.r states at less than
actual cost, accorclng to members ol
the senate who are Interested in cor
reeling this situation.
This estimate Is based on fir.uat
submitted by tbe University of O.egon
and Oregon Stute colleen, covering Ibi
--n...-. ... ......... ... ' .,
enrollment at tlios'j twe Institutions,
filed with the satiate on Thursday In
rosponso to a resolution catling for the
enrollment figures. Sixteen members
of the upper bouse joined in this reso
lution on the theory that many nun
resident sludents ut the state's two in
stitutions u uma..u& . iwyitj
tuition payments uiilrdy, v.hilo tUass
who do pay tliu suckled tutiou u-vj
are only paying a fraction of tho actu.il
cost of thu 'education which they re
ceive. Non-Resident Studsnts Benefit
Tho lists submitted to the seuale
reveul a total ot 130 stuauuts at the
university and tioD at thu stute college
who are paying the annual tuition tee
of $100 chaiged to uon-resldunt tu-
duau. wLeru as th, actual cost of op-
erauug mo university is $Zi.0J otr
student, and the pr capita cost ot
running the state college Is 1(363.79.
As a step toward correcting this sit
uation It Is proposed by some members
ot the senale commlttoe on cducutiuu
which now has the list uuder consul
e ratio ii Uiai tuition tees churned mm
resident stUiiuuls be lucreaseu to cov
er the actual cost, at least, ot the edu
"cutlon ot the student nt the Institution
ho or she attends.
Old Man Deficit soon
tho legislature Up to date no law
mukcr hue noticed him, but It won't)
be loug now betore Mr. Deficit will
have lo be faced.
With the deficit la mind, the Ms 1
lalure muy us well realize that appro
pilaUous In excess ot revenues will
meet the veto ax at the hands ot the
guveruor. Preferably the governor'
Mould like to see tbe appropriuiiou
bills reach him lu the last days ot the
session, so that, after final adjourn
ment, he. will still have time to give
them the ax without the leglnluture
having an opportunity to repass them
over his veto.
Oregon Is in the "red' from $1,
19.000 to 12,500,000, depending on
whether the figures are those of State
Treasurer Kay, Budget Commissioner
Kozer or State Tax Commissioner
Fibber. While the figures vary, they
afo in agreement that thcro is a sub
stantial deficit. Oregon is growing,
, 1U lubiltutloua must grow and, unless
something is done, the deficit also
Legislature's Funds Limited.
All that the legislature has to work
on iu the way ot money is 2 mills
for state purposes outside of the mill
age, plus Revenues from indirect
sources, such as fees.. The 2 nilll
yield $2,300,000, while" from inherit
ance taxes, Insurance and corporation
fees anothor $2,250,000 Is raised, mak
lug a rough total ot $4,600,000. . And
of this amount practically $1,000,000
goes to the state hospital alone.
Tightening up the laws regulatlnt
the operation ot building and lont
and Bavlngs and loan associations in
Oregon is proposed in a number oi
amendments prepared by Mark C. Mc
Callister, state corporation commie
Senator Fisher would chango thr
adoption of text books ueed in tht
schools of Oregon from a biennial
event, aa under the present system,
to an event of every 10 years.
Joint Leg'slatlve Committee Meets.
Joint commlltees ot the Oregon and
.ashington legislatures agreed upon
compucts affocling Columbia river
fishing and the licensing of trucks
doing Interstate business, at the close
of an all-day conference in Olympls
The joint flaherfea committee reach
i :-: MAUPIN
. ENCLISH III
English III class has begun, the
study of Greenlaw-Miles, Literature
and Life. Their fir t assign men t
was the play "She Stoops to Con
quer" by the famous writer, Oliver
Goldsmith. This book contains
many writing.; that have been favor
ites for years.
The boys' basketball team defeat
ed the Dufur boys by a score ot
24-10. Although playing under
handicaps such aa a small hall, and
driving through the cold to find no
warm rooms when they arrived, tha
game proved that the Maupin boys
could take care of themselves In a
rought and tumble. Along with
the High school games the town
team "Wildcat.' had a battle with
Dufur town team. The game was
exceedingly rough, the floor small
and polished, making it difficult for
them to carry through plays or keep
footing. The score would have been
much more than 24-28 for Dufur if
our team had not rallied after the
half nrirl uint lnst tit a airinna
T . . . n - . . . .
Jack Bl8l,et. th Du' bet hooter'
and fastest player. These two
teams will play here after the High
school games with Madras next Sat-
urday, February 9. Doors open at: M)r. Davie; reports all back at
7:00, price 35 and 15 cents. J school except Wendell Lindley.
' I Margaret Appling has decided to
FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF ,'ihrnve the perils of deep snow and
. MAUPIN STUDENT BODY
Cash in bank, January 20, 1929....
,. .v $150.17
Deposits '.. 104.19
Total receipt 1254.36
Maupin Drug Store $10.80
R. E. Wilson 3.65
Semmcs k Semmes .' 10.00
Shattuck Bros 4.99
O. P. Resh 15.10
Lumber Co 1.80
Dufur transporation 15.00
Total disbursements $79.84
.Cash in bank $174.52
Two' fire extinquishers were to
talled this- week. The High school
'1yrcne extinfluiBher is located under
tui; oituia kjj tile M1I1U1UK W1UV11 IB
close to the fuel supply. The one the
Grnde school l; in the hall. Pyrene,
according to chemistry, is CCL4, or
Sports and Our Schools
It hr's been six years tlnce Maupin
Hirjh school was built Basketball
begain and has been continuing thru
these yocr:. Last year was Maupin's
star year, winning every game '
one, which was lost to The Dalles by
one point The girl's basketball
team has not been outtanding, but
the excercise and enjoyment have
been worthJrjust as much to the play
ers as victory.
Football begain two years ago. It
is considered foremost among sports
of today. The first year was most
succssful because it was new, be
cause the school possessed the best
material, and because the players
were more enthusiastic. Every
game was won but one. This year
they tied two games, lost two nd
won two. -
Although baseball is a good sport,
it has given way somewhat- to the
other two sports. It is older than
ed an agreement upon commercla'
fishing dates which deducts 23 dayi
annually from the present season.
The compact adopted provides foi
the following commercial fishing sea
son In the Columbia:
Open, April 23 to May 23, Inclusive;
closed , May 24 to June 23, inoloslve:
reopened June 24 to September 6, In
elusive; closed September 6 to Sep
tember 30, inclusive; open October 1 to
March 1, Incl-slve; closed March 2 to
iprtl 23. '
A resolution asked that emergency
clauses be attached to the laws at both
legislatures making the seasonal laws
effective immediately after passage
and continuing effective for . four
years, as a test period.
Memocrs of the Joint committee on
automobile licenses ngrocd to ask their
re3pectlvo legislatures to enact laws
eliminating the necessity of truck
operators who operato In boju slates
buying llceflscs In both Oregon and
HI TIMES :-: 1
football and basketball, therefore
better known to people. Football
and basketball are comparatively
new, but are more popular.
The sports of the school, have al
ways been given the support of the
school boards and patrons, and the
students have alwayi appreciated
their interest by going into every
thing with the intention of winning.
The bankers of The Dalles are of
fering a diver cup in track to the
school that wins the county meet for
three successive years. Dufur won
it the fir. t two years, Maupin has
won it for the last two. Maupin
feels confident that she will win it
and will be fairly entitled to it
The next basketball game here is
February 9th with Madras, both boys
and girls, participating.
Louise Duus returned to school
Monday after a week's absence on
account of the cold weather and the
John Slusher and Murial , Miller
. tarted the week with a grade of
100 in Arithmetic Tuesday.
Beulah Schillig returned to school
Monday after a week's absence due
to her illness and also that of her
cold and come back to school.
Everyday counts, as new tteps in
fractions are taken up.
Last week we greeted Russell
Holt in our claso room. He is glad
ly accepted as one of our number
and is intending to devote extra
time to Arithmetic that he may
stand at the head in his class work
Earl thinkn he can produce
"static," which is required in a cer
tain number of our coming program.
Well wait and see how he succeeds.
An entertainment by the First,
Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and
Sixth grade will be given on the
evening of February 22, at the High
school auditorium, to commemorate
Washington's and Lincoln's birth
days. Attractive drills, and play3 will
be provided, giving each child an op
portunity to display his talent
The proceeds will be shared by
the grades participating and will
be u ed to purchase supplementary
books, paper for portfolios, a catch
er's mask and other articles needed
in the grades. .
A good program i-, assured to the
patrons of Maupin schools, as each
of the teachers is putting forth her
very best effort
THE TRIP TO DUFUR
The High tchool basketbn". teams
werit to Dufur last Fridnyq to play
the return games with the teams of
that place. Both the boys' and girls'
teams went in the Fairview bus,
which was driven by Joe Char tain.
Seating space was limited to the
extent that four extra chairs and
few laps were utlized but the trip
.was made sucees tuny ana witnoui
On reaching Dufur, thoroughly
chilled, we were warmly (?) received
in a cold hall by two large empty
stoves. The games were wild and
wooly but despite thb our boys
showed them how basketball was
played. The girls were not bo
fortunate but put up a good game
the first half, until swamped by
ize and roughness.
Madras here Saturday, tha, 9th
two school games and the town team
Odell there Friday the 15th
Parkdale there Saturday the 16
Dalles second team there Thurt
day.the 21st boys.
Dalles second team here Friday,
the 1st of March boys.
Rpmember. Grado vbool play
VMay, the 22nd
HUMOR 1 HUMOR 1
(By" Art) ,
Commander Richard Byrdi
Bay of Whales, Antartica.
I am writing you in behalf of
PIONEER OF 1890 DIES
AT HER DUFUR HOME
After Years of Snf ferine
Austin A. Dai-thick Com
to Eternal Homo
While not entirely unexpected
yet the announcment of the death
of Mxs. Austin A. Derthick at her
hoifct in Dufui on Saturday, Febru
ary J, 1 1 ruck .td with many Mau
pin people. Mrs. Derthick wa
stricken with paralysis about six
years ago and since then has been
more or le s of an invalid. She
was able, with -a little help, to get
around the house, and aside from
stiffness induced by the stroke,
appeared to be in good health. The
day before her pa sing she suffered
a second stroke, from which she
Tailed to recover, her death ensuing
us above Stated.
Martha (Kinzer) Derthick was
born at Crabtree, Linn County, Ore
gon, January 21, 1866. She was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Kinzer, -early residents of the Val
.ey. In 1887 she was united in
narriage with Austin A. Derthick
and to their union two children were
oorn, they being Gus I. Derthick of
loupin and Mrs. Walter Hanna of
Dufur. These with the widower and
cne grand on, are left to mourn her
Funeral services were held from
the Dufur Christian church. Rev.
F. Claude Stevens officiating. In
terment wes mede in the Kelly
cemetery on Juniper Flat on Sun
day, the remains being followed by
a large concourse of sorrowring
friend . Interment was under di
rection of Crandall Undertaking
parlors. Active pall bearers were
Archie Boule, Chas. Grant, Amhv
Smith, Harvey Martin, Athel Fra
ley and Joe McMurray. Honorarr
pall bearers were: Geo. W. John
ston, Al. Nelson, Horace Fargher
Lane Smith, Will Vanderpool an
Willard Vanderpool. t the funera'
services at the church two number
were sung by Mrs. F. Claude Ste
vtns and Chas. Bass, Mr. Wil'
Evans presiding at the piano.
Mr. and Mrs. Derthick came tc
his section in 1890, at which time
Mr. Derthick took up a homestead
on the Flat They lived there unti:
about 12 years ago, when they sole'
their ranch and moved to Dufur
where they resided until death call
ed the wife to that place from which
there is no rcti"-n. Mrs. Derthick
was a loyal neighbor, a lovinp
mother and wife and her death hr
created a void which never can be
filled. The husband and children
are deeply sympathized with in this,
their hour of deepest affliction.
The regular business meeting of
the local American Lesion po:t, to
have been held on Tuesday evening,
has been postponed one week, the
inclement weather and heavy snow
acting as a deterrent to the out of
town members getting in this week.
The meeting will be held next Tues
Down to 17 Belo
La:t night was the coldest of this
season, the thermometer showing a
mark of 17 degrees below zero.
With a change in the moon schedul
ed for tomorrow a favorable change
in the weather may be expeted.
On Junior Team
In the makeup of basketball
teams in the girk' department of
the University of Oregon, tha name
of Miss Winifred Kaiser appears as
a member of the Becoud Junior
some of the students, who, though
personal friends of yours, seem some
Estel wanfs n good fast vnlldng
stick; "Harley" want3 his initials
carved on the South Pole; Kenn
wants to take up forestry and thinks
that he needs a good axe handle.
Please send thece articles by
Say 1,1 heard a pretty good joke
on Richard. Hal Ha You know
he made quite a hit in the skit
"Jerry" in the minstrel.' The girlf
say the reason for his popularitay
wa-i because he ate so naturally.
Will you name one of those
mountain peaks after our school?
I think "Maupin Hi Peak" would be
V .' .. . ART
NARROW ESCAPE OF
LOCAL LAD FROM
Caofht Under Rolling Log and Held
Until TuU Enabled Pull
ing Him Out
While on the trip to the southland
with his father, uncle and cousins,
Floyd Richmond had an experience
he does not care to have repeated.
When the party reached Lakeside,
in Coos county, Floyd and the others,
were anxious tj see the big water.
They hiked a matter of three miles
to the shores of the Pacific, Floyd
taking the lead. Upon reaching the
beach Floyd sprang onto a log,
which was lying near the sand
dune. Immediately thereafter a
roller struck the log, causing it to
roll and throwing the Maupin lad
to the beach, the log rolling over
his head and stopped at his knees.
His father rushed to hi assistance
but was unable to roll the heavy
stick from the recumbent form.
Ralph Richmond, a cousin, then
came up and tried to held the fath
er, but the two failed in heir at
tempt Just then a small roller
came up and Roy Richmond, an
ther cousin, grasped Floyd's ankles
md as the water raised the log
pulled the boy from his precarious
position. Floyd was unconsciois:
and was carried to what the party
supposed was safe ground.
Before laying him down the body
bearers saw an immense roller
coming in from the sea and bore
he youth to a still higher level. As
they reached high ground the
roller came in and carried the
mass of logs and sand seaward and
n receding completely filled a
large cavity above which the Mau
oin men had fitct stopped. Had
they remained there all would have
been carried out to sea.
Floyd's ears snd hair were fill
ed with sand while his coat seem
ingly weighed 60 pounds, so filled
with beach eand was it The res
:urers roiled the unconscious lad
ver a log and was pleased when he
emitted a -grunt and came out of
Ms coma. The log which threw and
covered him was fully two feet in
circumference, so large that two
hu ky men failed to budge it. Had
the water not raised it both log and
boy would have been debris on the
big ocean and Maupin people would -have
been called on to mourn one
of its best known young men.
Floyd suffered a sprained arm
and sustained come severe bruises,
his nose being cut its entire length
by the bark of the log when it
rolled over him. Aside from the
bruises and cprain he mourns the
loss of his cap, which the tide car
ried away. It was a , narrow es
cape for all concerned.
"BE AN OPTIMIST" WITH TYGH
High School PUy will Bo on Next
The firtt school play for the
Tygh Valley schools will be given
at that place on Saturday night of
next week, when "Be An Optimist".
will hold the boards. This play is
different in that it gets away from ,
the usual run of rchool productions
and provides a medium for laugh
ter and solid entertainment seldom
seen locally. The oharacters have
fully studied their parts and are up
to the minute in their line:. Tygh
Valley school plays have always
proven most acceptable and the
coming one will be no exception.
Valentine Day falls on the 14th,
but the celebration of the day by
'he local Legion post will be on the
16th, when a dance will be given in'
"he hall. Seck's Columbians from
The Dalles will be on hand with a
new repertoire of dance mudc, and
the ladies of the Auxiliary will pro
vide the eats.
"avidon At Home Again
After a time spent at the home of
ier parents and where a little baby
laughter was born to them, Mr. and
Mrs. Bobbie Davidson returned to
Maupin Saturday, bringing the
aby with them. Bobbie says that
' eing a daddy is a new experience
or him, anik, that he will try hard
o get used to it