The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, February 28, 1929, Image 1

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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.
Number 17
Saturday to Be Last Oay;
Stormy Time Expected on
Final Closing Days.
Will Receive No Pay for Thli Wk
lalary Increases Voted Prohlbl
tlon Bill Back In Committee Truok
and Stage Lletniu Considered
Coming Measures Contain Much
Dynamite, i
Salem, Or. . The SCth legislative
assembly will adjouro iloa die next
weekprobably mldolght Saturday,
March I. Pay of the nembora boa
stopped, but the lawmaker! will hart
to carry on until they dispose of the
legislation still la committees. A tew
threaten to walk out, but there will
bo a, working majority.
Commenidng with breakfast Sutur
day morning, the members of the two
houses began to est out of their own
poeketbooks, for the general compen
atlon bill allowed each for the sea
alon la 3 a day and not more. They
will be compelled to dig up their own
meal money for tho ncit long week
for the business yet unfinished cannot
be cleared away In good order In any
aborter time. 4,
Committee Behind.
Tbla eeesloo, la practically full
week, behind the ordinary achedule of
prior sessions ao far ai the, money
btlla, are concerned. Heretofore ap
propria! Ion bllla have commenced to
make their appearance daya Before
the theoretical 40 day limit had ei
ptred. , t
Tlila time not a single one of the
general appropriation! have come
down to the houae from tbe upper
atory where tbe Joint waye and meani
committee baa been grinding night
after night One reason for thla la. In
all probability, due to the fact that the
veteran chairman of the peat few era
alona baa not been at the helm, the
Illness-, of Senator Staplfi slowing
do n the speed of the committee.
Is the annate la the long list of
taxation bllla, not counting the liu 1. . ,
tax. and only ono haa been paaaed,
thla being centralisation of control ol
assessments. The bill for a. full-time
tax commission, the exelss tax, the In
tangibles tr x and, the var'ous other
measures In tbla group are to be re
portod out Monday or Tuesday, f
cording to Seftator Corb;t, la whos
committee they rest.
Controversial Bllla Ahead
for the aeventh and lost week ol
the session, there are several mens
urea which are controversial and are
bristling with politics. Among those
will be action on the homo rule bill
to permit Portland to fix Its own tele
phone rates; a resolution laying down
program for the highway depart
ment; ettompta to override the veto
of the governor on tbe bill giving
Multnomah county two. additional
Judges; fish and game legislation and
the proposed personal Income lax.
i Each of the. foregoing will be a
source of strife. And these coming
final daya will find plots and counter
plots, efforts to scuttle bills, reprisals
and conspiracies for and against the
' measures. The scheming Is already
la evidence.' One bill Is being held
up ao Its friends will come to the as
alstance of another measure which
noeds votes. Every pet bill la being
given the needle or threatened with a
Jab, and authors of many measures
are watching nervously to see what
la going to happen, for this Is the last
phase o the session, when one bill
(a played against another, and the
lawmakers are Jumpy and suspicious.
; Politics In Income Tax Bill.
Politics la showing In the proposed
personal Income tax bill. Its backers
are uncertain whether to pass It or
refer It to the people.
; If the bill Is passed the legislature
will be criticised for trying to force j
on tbe people a tsx which has been
repeatedly voted down by the elector
ate. If the bill la referred to the peo
ple there are bints that the tax on
Intangibles and the excise tax will
have the referendum Invoked and all
three measures may be slaughtered
by the people.
Although the excise tax bill went
tailing through the house and - will
pass the aenate, tbore are atlll people
affected by It who would like to stab
It in the back. There la the alterna
Uve of the referendum being Invoked
on the Income- tax bill ,lt the legislature-should
pass It without giving the
people an opportunity to express
themselves. Trading of votes tor the
Income tax la now In progress. The
farm block, which does not comprise
all tbe farmers, Is supposed to lmv
34 votes In the bouse tor an Income
tax, but makes no clnlrni retarding
tbe somite,
A atralgbtout contest between tbe
governor and the legislature Is de
veloping over bis veto ot the bill to
give Multnotauh county two additional
Judget, The governor la willing to,
jconyde one. It was, claimed tbut
there are enough vote In ainate and
house to pass the bill oyer the veto
No sooner was the bill on the gover
nor's desk last week than lawyers be
gan pulling wires to have tbenisulyos
Much remains to be done In' the
coming week, but tbe past-week ba
soon some Important matters disposed
of. Tbe kindergarten bill has passed
and the credit for thla goes to Mrs.
Dorothy Lee, tbo only woman In tho
legislature who baa proved herself an
effeotlve, efficient and diplomatic law
maker. , , ' ,
Will Hold Night Sessions
None of the big roada and highways
stuff baa gone through both aide ol
the mill. House bill GSO, providing a
new and revised schedule of automo
bile licenses, has passed the house
and Is in committee In the scnato, Tbe
bonding schome is up In the air wall
Ing for trades and compromises to be
worked up sufficiently to start trying
to Jsm it through. Insurance leglala
tlon, banking bills, all kinds of bills
on all kinds of lublocta are rcno'slna
in the committee, or half way through
Commencing this week the hous
at least, and possibly the senate, will
be compelled to start grinding away
at night sessions. By the middle ot
Ika a-Ab fka MMmmlllAaa r.t m
house should In tbo usual course, have
their decks cleared up of tbe bulk of
bills originating with their respective
A resolution dealing with the high
way department was prepared and will
he put through the senate, If and wbcu
16 votes can be sewed up, which "in
strueta and directs" the1 state high
way commission to add now roada to
the state map: sell bonds, relieve the
eountles of co-opvratlng and to con
struct a road from Tort land to the sea.
Road Resolution Compromise.
Tbe resolution in a compromise ao
bandied as to weave Into one measure
everything that every senator wanted
and by thus uniting them to place
solidly behind tbo resolution a aub- '
stantlul numbrr of votes.
It is the claim of tho proponents of
tho resolution that they have It sen
ators In favor of the measure. On
the other bsnd, there were IS senators
pledgod to vote down any proposal
for the sale ot road bonds; but that
was ten days ago and some of these
may have changed their minds.
The resolution "Instructs and di
rects" tho highway commission to sell
16,000,000 of bonds and use the funds
foV tbe completion of the Roosevelt
coast highway and construction otthe
highway loading from Florence, In
Lane county, to Vale, In Malheur coun
ty, thla highway consisting ot the Cen
tral Oregon highway, the McKenile
highway and tbe Eluslaw highway.
These provisions appeal to Upton,
Hall, B. J. Bailey, Norblad and Bell,
who have sponsored bond selling res
ofutlons, and probably would sound
good to Senator BUllngsley, as Mal
heur Is In bis district.
Short Road to Sea Appears.
Instructions are given .the highway
commission to designate and define
the shortest route between Portland
and the Oregon coast highway, and
place such a road on the highway ays
tem. This appeals to Klepper, Moser,
Fisher, and perhaps, Joe Dunne, as be
represents Columbia county, and It
may also appeal to Sehulmerlrh, as
"the shortest and most direct route"
from Portland to the sea may go
htough Washington county.
The University of Oregon won a
.ilsnal victory when Representative
Angctl, alumnus ot the Institution, sue-
reeled in eliminating from the budget
recommended by.Oovsrnor Fatterson
appropriations for Oregon State col
lege extension activities la the amount
of . S110.000 and substituting a ' bill
which authorizes sn appropriation of
1280,000 to be divided between the two
Institutions. The ways and means
committee voted to report out Repre
tentative Angcll'e bill favorably.
Oregon State college's share of the
I2S0.0OO would Include $50,000 for the
home experiment station, $30,000 tor
crop pest investigations. $30,000 tor
dairy Investigation, $15,000 "for poul
try Investigations and $20,000 for soils
Investigations. (
The share of the appropriation tor
the university would cover $16,000 tot
business resesrch, $10,000 for special
research wojk, $120,000 for extension
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Men who will be inducted into office as President 'and Vice-President at Washington
D. C, on Monday, March 4 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis -
The nssembly held at
the High
M Ttandy proved . pleasan
surprise for all who attended. Every
number waa all that could be desir
ed. The song by Mrs. Woodcock
was, e: peciafiy enjoyed ns were the
songs by the High school and sung
by Estel. Nova displayed confidence
nnd technique when she played the
rmno solo "Indian Sagwa." $)nare
and Andrew delivered their
reading first-clas Andrew had a
difficult piece to memorize,, but
proved that tie had mastered it com-1
plctely. Charles did equally well.
District Tournament
The boya are going to Odell
Thursday, February 28, for a return
game with that team and then wilj
I return to Moslcr to attend tne dis
trict Tournament which will bo held
on Friday and Saturday, March 1
and 2. The object of such a meet
is to brinsf teams of District No. 3
'.together and determine the winner:,
who will later go to the state tournn
ment at Salem. These will be three
strenuous days for our boys but we
feel that out eight players will make
a good showing and have the honor
of going to Sitlem. Those who will
go arc Andrew Crabtree, Kenn and
Elton Snodtfraas, Cyril Fralcy, Estel
Stovall, Glenn Alexander, Ira Kidd
er, and Tom Slusher. Transporta
tion will be afforded by Mr. Toling
and Verle Bonney.
Nova Hedin Report on The Trip
The Criterion bus left Maupin at
12:15 Saturday and arrived at The
Dalles two hours later. The day was
warm and pleasant, and the road in
good condition.
. The bus drqve directly to the High
school. The. crowd was not as
large- as we had anticipated. The
gym had a good floor, a high ceiling
and waa not the least dusty.
The first' game after our arrival
war. between the Dufur and Wapin
itia boys, ending in Dufur's favor
with a score of 12-8. Then enme
the game between the Dufur and
work and $10,000 for University ol
Oregon research work.
The so-called text book trus and
the state textbook commission cairn-
In for criticism la the Benate last weefi
when a bill offered by Senator Fishei
providing for ten-year adoptions ot
textbooks In tha elementary and hlgb
schools ot the state was undor con
slderatlon. Senator Fisher explained
that be 'bad introduced the bill in the ,
Interest of tbe parents, children and
economy. "Under tho present system
one-third of the textbooks are adoptod
overy two years," ald Senator Fisher
"There Is nothing radical In my bill,
and it concerns the welfare of every
home In Oregon."-
Figures were rrosented by Senator
Fisher to show that the aggregate
cost of school books purchased In
Oregon over a six year period is ap
proximately $3,996,978. He said that
the approval ol his bill would reduce
the cost $2,664,652 over a ten-year
period. . '
Maupin girls. Dufur won three more
points than our girls, the score be
ing 27-21. Tygh ai)d Maupin boys
then started. It looked rather bad
for us in the first quarte'r. Tygh
hnd six more points. We Bccured
the lead in the recond quarter and
won 33-13. -Then
came the intermission for
supper. Most of the crowd went
down town to eat. The others went
to tfie homes of personal , friends.
Estel thought that the fish which he
ordered had to be caught, but it
finally arrived.
The first 'game of tor supper saw
Mofier and Dufur girls on the floor.
Mosier still held upto the trodition
of the team by walking away with
the game 42-12. This aggregation
has not been beaten in the last three
yenrs. The players ore tall, know
many plays and tricks, and know
when to us, them. TJien came the
final- game between Maupin and
Dufur boys for the championship.
We won 18-5. This victory gave u3
a chnnrc to fight for district honors
at the district tournament nt Mosier
next Friday and Saturday, March 1st
and 2nd.
This tournament was the first of
it kind to be held in Wasco county
and wns planned by Mr. Gronewald.
Mr. Brumball ably rcfereed aQ
the games.. . .
Feb. 28th OdeU
Thursday Feb. 28th OdeU at
and 2nd District No. 3, tournament
at Moiscr.
Madras and The Dalles date not
The first six week period of the
second semester will come to a close
Friday. Test; were given this week.
Grade Notts
English II class has been thor
oughly interested in the story of,
"The Great Carbuncle," by Haw
thorne. ' '
English III has -completed the
play, ''She Stoops to Conquer" aftd
heartily enjoyed it.
Subjunctives ere the main worries
of the Spanish II class "Les alumnos
los subjuntivos," but they are trying.
The Grade Program
Friday, February 28, the grades
presented their program in the High
school gym. There were a number
of skita, aE well played. Ralph
Kai: er was a first-class negro in his
role of "Sambo." The flag Drill
was-enjoyed by all present and lium
erous remarks as to how well it was
done were heard. The youngstera
displayed reserve worthy of mature
folks when they continued the drill
under temptation to gather up the
coins which admires threw on the
The program r howed in every way
the skilful and arduous work of the
past few weeks by the grade teach
ers .and pupils. The total amount
(Continued on last pago.)
House Concurred and Passed Dalles
Man's Relief Bill ,
(Vpter Reporting Service)
Salem, Feb. 27 -"Rural free
livery-carriers cannot operate
nt four cents per mile in winter when
the roads are bad," Representative
Herbert Egbert, Tbe Dalles, declar
ed in the discussion before the houre
on S. B. 69, which waa passed by
both houses. ,
Senate bill 69 purposes refunding
of the tax on, gasoline to rural free
Representative L. E. Wilkes, Wash
ington, objected to the bill, saying:
"I .can not support this bill. If, we
let down on one class well have to
on another. We are applying another
part of the government's expenses.
From the taxpayers' standpoint it is
a bad precedent" ,
Another objector was Representa
tive Joseph N. Scott, Pendleton, who
pointed out that the United States
government is in better financial con
dition to give adequate compensa
tion than the state of Oregon.
"Rural mail carriers are very
poorly paid," said Representative
J. F, Clark, Oregon City, in support
of the measure.
Maintains Kindergardens Integral
Part of Oregon's School System
(Voter Reporting Service)
' Salem. Feb. 20 "I appeal to you
on the-grounds of Justice" Repre-
scntative James H. Hazlett, Hood
j River, said in the recent debate on
the floor of the house concerning
the much-kicked-about kindergarten
bill, H. E. 201, which was parsed by
the house.
"My county wants kindergartens,
there is not a dissenting vote," Mr.
Hazlett declared. "In view of the
fact that all leading educators con
cede the kindergarten is an integral
part of thes chool system, that
forty-four "progrersive Btates have
kindergartens and that this is a
permissive measure, I ask you to
pass it." " . , '. . ' "
Mr. Hazlett pointed out that his
county was anxious for new settlers
and that the fint questions asked
are: 'Have you good water?' and
'Have you good schools?"
"Hood River county has bonded
itself to $250,000 to answer , the
first question" said Mr. Hazlett.
The chief objection voiced to the
bill was the question of. raising
"I am opposed to this bill becaure
of increased taxation," Representa
tive Charles L. LaFollctt, Cornelius,
stated, "as the high taxation has al-
Other objections were that tbe
young' people are graduating from
eolege while immature and that the
home is where the child receives his
fmpresrions of loyalty and behavior.
, The bill was passed by a majority
of seven votes.
Crown Willamette Paper com
pany planting 6,000 acres, of trees
Tractor School Attanjei by Many
: Enthuiiattie Ranchart Fine
Entertainment Rendered .
The tractor school tpenaored and ,
puUed off by representatives of tho
International Harvester company at
Legion ball In Maupin on Tuesday
was attended by, better than 160
ranchers, each of whom learned
something about power farming
that will be of lasting benefit ;
W. A. Rekers, assistant manager 1
for the. company, was the principal
speaker. He went into details of
power farming and showed those
present the advantages of such over
.he horse way. Mr. Rekers explain
ed the intricacies of the McCormick- -Deering
tractor, showed how it waa -fabricated,
average cost of up
keep, gasoline consumption per
acre, in fact all there waa to be
learned connected with the tractor.
He also explained plow operations .
vhere tractors were used. His
alks were listened to with wrapt at
tention and the lessons he taught
will have great weight with ranch
?rs who were in attendance
After Mr. Rekers, had concluded -tome
films were chown, two of an
educational nature; two , showing
he construction of and assembling
the McCormick-Deering tractor,
ind two comedy films.
' At noon a fine dinner was served, -'t
having been prepared by Me
lames L B. Kelly and John Con-
er, while Mrs. Dates rahattuck and
Mrs. E. A- Cyr. wainted on the
rnerta. - About 150 partook of the
neal, which waa served in the- Le
rlon hall basement
Before dismissing the school ' Mr. "
lekers, asked all who desired liter
ure pertaining to the International
'larvester products . to . sign and
Hand in cards, designating just
7bat line they were interested and
vanted.. The following bonded in"
he cards: Carl A. Duus, Andrew
Crabtree, D.E. Miller, A. E. May
Hew, D. W. Talcott, J. L. Confer,.
T. H. Chastain, J. M. McCorkle, :
Clarence Fargher, W. H. Aldridge,
C M. Chastain, F. L. Kelly, Mrs.
T. H. Kistner, Mr. J. H. Kistner, E.
H. Snodgrass, Chas. Steele, G. C.
Vflleh, Jesse Crabtree, Mr.:. C. H.
Walker, C. A. Arnett C. E. Alex
ander, Ed. F. Gabel, L. B. Kelly
Melvin Fulkerson, James Chalmers,.
L. B. Woodside, E. A. Cyr, O. D.
Bothwell, C. H. Walker, A. M. Mor
ris, Doris Talcott, Mrs.D. W. Tal
cott, Mrs. J. H. Chastain, T. B.
pusher, ; Ray Raylor, Mrs. A. M. ;
Morris, Mn E. F. Gabcl, Arthur
Fargher, Mrs., Oscar Renick, J. P.
The company representatives
present were: W. A. Rekers, as- '
sistant manager' 0. Callahan,
blockman, G. F, Hartford and1
Frank Henderson, salesman, and!
Bates Shattuck, local representa
tive. Bridge Work Resumed
After a layoff of about two
months a part of the bridge crew
resumed work Monday morning.
As soon as permissable the rest of
the crew will be put to work and
will continue until the bridge is
completed. So far part of the steel
has been swung over the river, and
the balance of the main bent will
be placed as soon as possible.
In From Grants Pass ;
Jack Staats arrived Saturday,
coming from Grants Pass, where he
had been investigating a reported
gold mine for Portland parties,
lack says that mine was of the wild
cat variety and failed to show suffi
cient ore to justify operating.
Mrs. Staats 111
Mrs. W. H. Staats was- taken
seriously ill last week and is con
fined to her bed. The lady had her
Hands full all winter taking care of
Bill, who has been very ill, and at
'ast succumbed to an attack of flu,
which is u:ing her rather roughly.
Met Husband Here'
Mrs. Will Evans met her husband ,
in Maupin yesterday, he being on his
vay home at Dufur after an extend
ed trip which took him to California
ind several eastern places. . He
:ame via the O." W. from the south;