The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, February 21, 1929, Image 1

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Always working for the best
Interests of Maupln and all of
Southern Wasco County.
Publishes only that news fit
to print. Caters to no particular
class, but works for all. .
Number 16
Work Far Behind Schedule,
Hectic Week In Sight; May
Work Nights.
Will Run Wttk Longer Tax Bill,
Flrtt Important Mtaturt, Patted
w Auto License Mtaturt Hat Popular
V Approval County Auto Monty for
Road Purpottt Only Orogon Min
ora! Waalth Nttdi Oovalopmant,
8alm, Ore, Thert la much work
ytt to bo dono In tiM houit. ftpcaker
Hamilton mil Saturday Hint ho would
hurry up tho business as much aa
pnslblt and probably would hold nltf b(
aeaalona henceforth If It la necessary
to clear up tho desk each dny. He nal.l
that the session probably would bt'
held over a full aura week before all
tbt work now before the house and (o
come ran be disposed of.
Whtu the house adjourned Saturday
until Monday morning a total of (32
bills had been Introduced during the
fivt weeks of tin at-ttlon. Of tbla
number only 200 bad been panned, P8
Indefinitely pottponed, 23 withdrawn
and 20 rttolutlona and memorials had
been adopted.
So far 21 innate bllla hava been
passed by tho house. Thirteen vetoed
bouat bills and three senate bllla of
tho 1927 aeaalon hart beta passed
Thert art at present 147 bllla In com
mlttte and raort than 100 house bills
and ISO atnato bills on which final
action remalna to bt taken.
Inatead of completing Ita labors In
40 days, the present legislative session
will be lucky If It does not run more
than an extra week. Tbo 40th dny Is
next Friday, February 22, Wanhlug
ton'a birthday, but ,a week beyond
that will see tho mills grinding unions
In desperation, bills art thrown out
tho window and tht aolons consider
It time to go homo.
First Bllla of Importanot.
After flvt weeks not ont piece of
legislation of major Imports net was
enacfad until Saturday, when. Just be
foro adjourning to gird Ita loins for
tbo sixth day-and what might have
been the last week the senate passed
tho property tax relief measuro for
contrallsed control of assessment!.
This is, really, one of the big plec i
of legislation that has been before the
legislature and, a! rawly enough, It
slid through without a furor.
Adopting of two memorials t'o con
grens for an Investigation of the tele
phono situation cannot be regarded at
of overwhelming Importance to thr
people of the atato, for If congress
ever gets around to making such an
Inquiry, It will be jeara before tht-re
la a prospect of seeing rales rrdured
And tuese memorials alno slid through
at the tall end of 'he fifth week, with
out special comment, for they have
been argued In open hearlngt on dlv
era occasions.
The deficit problem can be solved
by the enactment of the excise tax
on banks and flnnnrlal corporations
t and by the enactment of a tax on In
tangibles. The former will raise 1760,
000 a year and the latter $500,000, ac
cording to estimates. With these two
measures the deficit can bo wiped otn
In two years, which Is considered soon
enough. The measures would also
make unnecessary an Income tax.
Auto License Bill Passed by House.
With tbf house panning the revised
automobile license fee scheduled Sal
urday, which also calls for 1 cent addl
tlonal on gasoline, another big piece
of legislation hat gone through the
house and will be In the eenate In a
couple of daya. This particular mess
ure carries more popular interest
than any other before tht session.
In the house Is a general snips tax
bill and a bill for a tax on Intanglhles
and two Income tax measures.
There also Is a measure In the house
" calling for the submission to tho peo
pie of, a plan to levy 1 cent a gallon
for five, years, the sum so raised to bt
expended exclusively for the construe
tlon of roads.
It adopted thla will give a 5-eent tax
a gasoline, providing the auto revl
alon fee bill, with Its 1 cent, Is en
acted. The reference to the people Is
at best, a sort of gesture on the part
of a number of senators who wanted
bonds Issued tor rosds and discovered
there was too much opposition to get
by with that plan.
Session It Far Behind.
Looking at the session this way and
that, and trying to recall all the hun
dreds of bills which still have to be
paased or killed, It It apparent that
the session will run far beyond the 40
days tor which the legislators are paid.
Not even night tensions can catch up
with the work. President Norblsd and
ppake Hamilton have no exgects
tlon of tht session ending at the com
lng waek. The session will, perhaps,
end Mr-ch 2.
Virtually r 1 tbe fish bills are yet
to be finally acted on. They are now
bringing forth the usual decided dlf
ferencet of opinion the tporttmtn's
organizations being directly opposed
by tin commercial fishing Interests.
Probably tht most far-reaching leg
Illation that hat passed both houses
and that has been given tht signature
of tht governor it tbe Bennett bill
which changes tht date for registra
tion of automobile licenses from Jon
unry first to July first, effective m-xt
The automobile till, at passed, pro
vldrt for threeqiartcrycar license
fees, a one half year and a one-quar-tor
year license fee. The bawlt of pay
ni( nt Is placed on weight of curs ind
not on width of llres. The minimum
rato is 210 fur cars wolghlng 1700
pounds or Urn. Cars welching over
1.0' and not over'3000 pounds are
to pny 0 tents a 100 pounds or frac
tion therco'- those over 3000 and not
over 4000 p iunds f 1.10 a hundred.
Penalty for Solid Tires.
Motor trucks under 1700 pounds will
pay $10 flat and those of greater
weight will pay on the same achedule
of motor cars, provided that vehicles
with solid tires shall pay 0 per cent
Senator Dunne's bill, extending tho
powers of the sccrotary of state with
relation to collecting on bad checkt
given In payment for motor vehicle
license plates, passed the tenato, after
a spirited debate. The majority re
port of the road and hlghwaya com
mittee approved the bill.
Senator Upton, who signed the
minority report, said It apparently wsa
the purpose of tho secretary of state
to use hla traffic officers In enforcing
the payment of worthless cheeks re
ceived in exchange for motor vehldo
license plates.
"This bill will not help tht situa
tion. said Upton, "but will make It
worse." Ternons who give a worth
less check In payment for automobile
licenses woold be compelled to pay 23
penalty, $3 protest fees and other
conta Incurred in making the collec
tions. For the rent of the 35tb legislative
session the cloture rule will be effec
tive in the houne. In accordance with
a resolution submitted by the commit
tee on resolutlonH and adopted after
some opposition, members will be
limited to flve mlnute talks In the dis
cission of any measures before the
Auto Money Must Go On Rosd.
An Important recommendation from
the property tax relief commission, In
corporated In house bill 234, was pant
sd by tho house Thursday without dis
sent Ins vote. It makea mandatory the
provision that moneys received by
counties from the automobilo license
fund must he applied to retirement of
bonds or to rotd construction within
the county.
The bill mnkes It mnndstory upon
the county to use the fund on road
bond Interest end retirement b?fore
It can be used for other road con
struction purposes.
A brake on bond Issues In Oregon
Is provided In house hill 232, Introduc
ed in conformity with recommenda
tions of the committee on property
tax relict.
Representative Carkln, one of the
sponsors of the bill, presented Its ad
vantages, declurlng that It, in a meas
ure, takes the place of proposed mess
urea that w ould permit only tax pay
ers to vote on bond measures, to
which, he said, there Is much objec
tion as being an un-American method.
The bill provides: "In addition to
the requirement a otherwise provided
by law, no bond Issue, or other evi
dence of Indebtedness voted v upon
shall be valid unlesa the total voto
cast In the election thereon shall ex
ceed onehalf of the total vote cast
within the municipal corporation af
fected at the Inst preceding, general
election; provided the provlsipna of
this act shall not apply to any bond
Issue or oilier evidence of Indebted
ness which requires a vote of the tax
payers only within the said municipal
Mineral Survey Needed.
A plea for state appropriation of
$30,000 to cover the coat of a mineral
survey of Oregon was made before
the legislative wpys and means com
mlttee. '
Oregon contains millions in hidden
wealth waiting for the key of rellablo
Information to unlock the door, Sena
or M'ller told the committee.
Senator Strayer declared that Ore
gon was the only mineral state In the
union which was not contributing
something toward the development of
Its mineral resources.
The bill providing tor a tax on In
tangibles made Its appearance in the
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February 21 Maupin Junior and
High school teams at Tht Dalles.
February 22 Grade ichool pro
gram. Ftbruary 23 High school girls
and boys at tht tournament at Tht
Dallet. . .
February 28 Boyt at Odtll
March 4 Madra. -double header,
Washington's Birthday
George Washington's birthday will
bo celebrated by three programs
one by the Boy Scouts Wednesday
night, one by the High school Thurs
day morning and other by the grade
program Friday evening.
That George Washington, our first
president, wai one of the bravest
and ablest of generals the world
hus ever known was proved in the
encounters at Trenton and other
scenes of battles.
He was an athlete. In his youth
he waa a skilled horseman, broad
jumper, shot, and it has been said
that he onct threw o atone across
the Rappahannock river. He was
honest and truthful surely no bet
ter ideal could be folowed by the
average American boy.
The Maupin Hi Timet seems to
bt lost without Art's humor. He is
taking lessons in the humor of tooth
pulling from Doc Short We have
not teen him for several daya ao we
prcsunfo that he it getting along
nicely. He will undoubtely have a
surprise for his readers when he re
turns. Commander Byrd will bo disap
pointed when he calls for his mail
and finds that there Isn't a letter
from Maupin Hi Times.
The chemistry class hat been
atudying the uses of cocaine and
Art made a remargnble grade of
"A." ' ,
We hope he will not return with
a gold tooth.
Boy Scout
The Boy ScouU have their uni
forms and are even more enthused
over the activities of scout work.
Scoutmaster L, S. Stovall has been
drilling the members for the public
reception Wednesday night. The
troop has been organized into four
patrols; The Bob White patrol of
Maupin, The Fox patrol of Criter
ion, but the Juniper Flat and Wamic
patrols have not yet found a favor
able name.
Wednesday morning's assembly
wa- opened with a duet "Old Com
rades" played by Mabel Weberg and
Crystal Stuart. Mr. Poling led the
regular singing, rounds being the
chief pleasure. The singing was
followed by an especially benutiful
number, "September Morn," by
Poris Kelly.
A program will be given in as
sembly IhuMday morning and the
following numbers will be given:
1 "Memories of France" Estel
2 "Counsel Assigned" reading by
Andrew Crabtree.
3 "Hail i You Old High School"
song by several High schools girls.
4 Maxims of George Washington
Eighth grade.
5 Reading by Charles Bothwell.
6 Song by Ladies Quartette.
7 General singing.
Reading is one of the essentials of
house of representatives Just before
the week-end adjournment.
The bill provides for taxation of In
comes derived from money, bonds,
notes, claims and demands, secured
or unsecured, all shares of stock in
corporations and any and all other
evidences of Indebtedness; provides
for administration of the act and for
distribution of the proceeds of such
tax and provide penalty for violations.
The tax imposed Is, at the rate of 6
per cent upon Income from the money
and credits as above Included, with an
exemption of 1200 from such Incomes.
The tax may be paid In two Install
ments. If not paid when due, there la
to be added an amount equal to 5 per
cent and an additional one per cent
for each month or fraction of a month
of delinquency.
False or fraudulent return is punish
able by a fine ct 125 to $1000 or Im
prisonment from 30 days to one year
or both.
every well-educated person's life and
this, it easily gained in school work.
In this day and age every .care is
taken to afford the best books for
ttuJcntii to read.
Our High school has taken its
opportunity of reading worth while
books and read them with the idea
of obtaining a broader knowledge of
the "best fiction and non-fiction.
In, every ichool there are the
nu.. popular books and authors.
"Promised Land" has been read by
many, of the students here and fa
vorable comments were made on it.
Mary Antin, the aurthor, her life Jn
Ru sia and her immigration to
America tend to interest the students
"The Crisis" won favor with
High school readers on account 0f
its historial back-ground and the
reader's chance to "become better
acquainted with the wonderful per
sonality of Abraham Lincoln.
Most of the student; who read
"Pioneer." enjoyed it. It was gen
eraly classed as a good book.
Other books that have been read
and appreciated most are ''The
Scarlet Cockeral", "Nancy Stair,"
"Ungava Bob," "Ox Team Day on
the Oregon Trail," and the "Scarlet
Letter," and others of equal value.
It has been a pleasure to read
such good books as those which
have been reported on during the
As a courtesy to the Boy Scouts
the typewriting class made one
hundred and fifty typewritten copies
of a page of songs which were used
in the community singing at the pub
lic meeting of the Scouts Wednesday
The Manual Training class has
just completed the shop equipment
This class must expect to do come
heavy work, for. the benches which
were recently finished, look strong
and durable. Yew wood hns arriv
ed and the members of the class
plan on each making for himself a
bow or a pair of skiis.
The Eigli&h III cla s finds Oliver
Goldsmith's play "She Stoops to
Conqueror," interesting and pleasant.
Members of the chemistry class
have been arranging the chemicals
and apparatus in the new cupboards.
The chemicals will be arranged al
phabetically and the equipment put
in the other portion of the cup
board. Fashion Tea
The girls of the sewing cla's will
soon invite the ladies of the district
to a tea at which they will display
the completed dresses upon which
they are working. They will tell of
the process of silk manufacture, of
making woolen cloth and illustrate
method' of altering commercial pat
terns to fit individual characteris
tics. Grade Notes
The First glade is studying dra
matic plays for practice in silent
reading. Both the second and first
grades have been studying new books
this week.
The little students of Miss Har
ris' room had a lovely little valen
tine parly. Over three hundred of
these tokens of loyalty were given.
The Junior basketball team, in
planning on going to The Dalles
Thursday, February 21, and play
the Eigth grade team of the coun
ty seat A return game will be
played here sometime later.
Bonney Duus says that he is
sick that i , sick of grammer tests.
Maupin Team Meets The Dalles
The basketball team will go to
The Dalles Thursday night and en
gage in a game with their second
team. They have a good team and,
having the advantage of playing on
th,e home floor and other factors,
will undoubedtly show us how the
game should be played. We are un
daunted and hope to win. The
score last year balanced in their
favor by one point and perhaps it
will be tipped our way this time.
Later team downed The Dalles'
- Club Work
(A letter from Mrs. Rutherford)
The fourth "H" stands for
'"Health." A score is kept, record
ing your weight, height and health
conditions for the term. The object
of this is to raise the health stand-
Fire Destroys
Garage and
An exploding oil tank which con
tained fuel oil and u.ed to supply
a heating stove at the Laverne
Fischer garage in East Maupin threw
flames to all parts of the thop, which
was entirely consumed, entailing a
loss of approximately $7,775. The
fire occurred at 9:16 Tuesday morn
ing. Marcus Shearer, at work In the
garage, wanted to make the fire
bum. When he attempted to light
the oil he found the feed pipe stuff
ed up and he supposed it to be fro
zen. He used a blow torch in an at
tempt to thaw it out when an explo
sion occurred. He was at once en
veloped in flames and in attempting
to extinguish them slipped onto the
floor and directly into a large blaze.
Marcus then aought the outside and
put on a coat in an attempt to
smother the flames. He thought he
had succeeded In the attempt but a
couple of bridge workers later dis
covered he was still on fire and they
proceeded to roll him in the snow
and at last put the fire out The
burned man was taken to his home
n Maupin and was attended to by
Dr. Elwood who advised taking him
to a hospital in The Dalles. This
was done by Clarence Ziggenhagen
accompanied by James Chalmen:.
At the hospital Shearer's burns
were examined and were found to
be very bad. His left leg was badly
scorched on the back side. His
hands also were badly singed, as war
his face. Mrs. Shearer was called
later in the day and is now with her
husband at The Dalles hospital
The building was owned by L. D.
Kelly and occupied by Laverne
Fischer a: a garage, parts store and
grocery store. Mr. Fischer carried
a large line of auto and radio parts
while his grocery shelves were lined
with canned goods and other things
usually carried in such an establish
ment The only things saved were
Shattuck Bros. Arrange Free Special
Entertainment for Farmers
February 26 the Date
Shattuck Bros, have completed all
arrangements for their extensive
Power Farming entertainment' to be
ht1rt in Inn Lcffinn hall tn Tnasftnv
February 2fl. They have made ar
rangements with the speakers, se
cured the motion picture.-, and made
! arrangements for an appetizing lunch
to ba served at noon.
That part of the program dealing
with the core of the tractor will be in
charge of the International Harvester
company and will be thoroughly
practical in every way. The men in
charge have been handling tractors
many years and not only tnow the
tractor from the standpoint of theory
but can operate then and give you
the benifit of their practical exper
ience. They will be anxious to
answer your questions.
Several reels of motion pictures
will be shown. These pictures will
bring to the people the latest methods
of farming in other sections of the
Farming today is dependent upon
volume production that is, the pro
ducing of more per person on the
farm. . By increasing the volume per
person the cost production is mater
ially decreased. One of the objec
tives of this entertainment is to
bring through pictures and other
wise, experiences of the outstand-
nrds of club work in Oregon It may
be easily carried with the other pro
jects. Application cards will be
given to you if you want them.
Mr. Gronewald writes that he if
very much in favor of encouraging
the demonstration side of club work.
These teams demonstrate their work
at the county fair. Each county
is entitled to representation on team
in cooking, canning, sewing, and
homo making to the state fair pro
vided they belong to a standard
The broadcasting of this work
over KOAC every Monday evening
from 7:30 until 8:00 and on Satur
day every two weeks Over KGW
about 1 :00, p. m., is very Interesting
rnd benificial to qur members.
Fischer's Store,
Seven Autos
a few canned goods, a radio. Dart
of the garage books and some small
Mr. Fischer had one of the best
equipped garage machine shops on
the highway. His tools were all
new and op to date and all are a
total loss. Whether he will ctart up
again is a problem with him, as he
carried no insurance and therefore
has but little left with which to
again embark in business.
The garage contained seven cars,
some there for repair and others in
storage. All were consumed. A
man representing the Reynolds To
bacco company had his car there the
night before and had not taken it
out Tuesday morning. The sales
man, Mr. W. T. Wells saya his car
contained tobacco to the value of
$300.00 and this with the new Ford
went up in smoke. E. V. Doty, the
Connollys, Earl Patrick, members of
the bridge crew, Jack Burns and one
other man are now in line for new
cars as their old ones' ashes are
mingled with those of the building
and Fischer's tools and equipment
Mr. Kelly estimates hb loss on
the building as $2,500. Fischer
loses $2,200 on tools and machinery,
$475.00 on groceries and about
$100.00 on fixtures, making a total
of $7,775 lost in the fire.
When the fire broke out the fire
department of Maupin was notified
and reveral members hastened across
the river, The hydrant at the
garage corner was frozen so the
firemen devoted their attention to
adjacent buildings. Faggots had
fallen on the hotel. Men were sta
tiond on those and as the burning
brands lit thereon they were extin
guished. Had an east wind been
blowing it would have been hard
work to save the hotel and cabins
and with a wind from the west pre
vailed the Huntsc Ferry warehoa e
might have gone up in smoke.
ing farmers at the present day.
Tractors and other present day
equipment will be on display to offer
a first-class study of the various
mechanical feature.-. Several, new
machines have been introduced in
the past few years, some of which
are making their appearance in our
neighborhood for the first time.
Com and see for yourself how these
machines operate and what their ef
fect will be on crop production.
Do not forget the date every
progressive fanner should bo them.
Make your plans now, bring the en
ire fam.l;' vnd spend the whole day.
8e prompt.
Maupin Man Found Guilty of Law
Infraction Appeals
Earl Patrick, arrested and taken
to The Dalles on a charge of break
ing the 18th amendment by mak
ing moonshine liquor, was convict
ed in the circuit court last Friday.
Judge Wilson sentenced him to
pend one year in jail and also
fined the defendant $150.00. Wt
are told Patrick has appealed his
case to the supreme court.
Patrick was not at the site of
the still at the time of his arrest
but was living in Maupin. Sheriff
Setxui visited the still and there
arrested Than Cavan, who later
was fined $100.00. The theriff
evidently made a good case against
Patrick, as it took the jury but 15
minutes to return a verdict of
juilty. Frank Dick defended Pat
rick. Check Writer Rampant
Some unknown pen artist has
leen busy at The Dalles of late,
.everal checks having been later
narked spurious . being issued
here. They are all on the First
National bank and call for sums
anging from $5.00 to $26.00.
leaned Out Ditches
Lester Crofoot is as busy as the
iroverbial cat these days. He is
'elping Foreman Addington on the
Criterion Fection. 'Budge" Greene
s another ambitious Maupin youth
vho b assisting In keeping the
highway in repair.