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VOLUME XV
MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY. MARCH 7,1929
Number 18
OREGON LEGISLATURE
MEETS AGAi MONDAY
' Unfinished Calendar Cause of
Holdover; Tax Legislation, .
Big Job,, Completed.
Two Outstanding Natural Noted-Tax
Board Creaud Educational Board
, provided Ignore Wishes of Paopla
Sxpanti Monty Votid by Liotsla
ton Mild up by Injunction Tax
program of Important! Complatad.
Saluni, Or.Wbn, la order that It
might dl calmly and In peace ratbtr
than In itrlfi and turmoil, thi legis
lator -recessed lata Saturday until
10 .o'clock Monday morning, It bad
chalked to Its credit omi major
achievements which promls beneficial'
rtaulu to tbi peopl o( thi statu gen
rally. , Although than atlll an soma odds
and inda to clean up, thi record of the
Ortion legislative session now con be
mbalmed In type subject to slight
ebang. On tba whole, the record
baa been made and will stand as here
in set forth, after 48 legislative days,
but actually 42 Inclusive of Sundays.
Tb 86th legislative assembly will
be written In blatory aa distinguished
for two outstanding feature:
First, It devised and enacted the
most comprehensive taxation program
tbat any session ever ivolved.
Second, It disregarded Ibe sentiment
of the people aa expressed by the bal
lot as no previous legislature baa dnr
ed do, ,
lie Uxatloa meaeurea are believed
to be constructive, progressive and In
Una with the modern tendencle In
the realm of equalisation of assets
minti by centralised control. It be
attempted to go to the heart of the
taxation problem and replace the
archaic tax system of the state with
something mori workable and ralcu'nt
d to spread the burden.
Complete Tax Program Now Law
, Tor tbi first time In Oregon's Hgla
latll history, a complete "tax pro
gram" baa been laid on the doorstep
of tbi governor, by him to be allowed
to become law. It those thinga claim
d for thla program come true, and It
thi program be permitted to atand
wltbout referendum attack, then the
ml property taxpayers of the stste
should reap material benefit, tba de
ficit Of the itae no existing be wiped
oat and. ultimately, tlia direct levy
on property for state purposes be
btndmed entirely, replaced by reven
ue from Indirect source.
Two lax measure stand out In bold
relief as directly affecting property
taxation, the first, the bill giving the
Itate tax commission power to correct
and readjust local awessed valim
whenever It Ifndx.them out of line,
the second and companion measure
providing a full time state tax commie
don if thrs'e numbers and adequate
machinery for thff proper administra
tion ef the tax laws generally.
It I claimed for the first statute
hat t proper administration wlll.re
ault In Ineeaeed valuation! of not lese
than $500,000,000 over the state gen
erally, which If true should result In
the levy rate being lowered by.at least
one-third.
, Excise and Intangibles Tax .
Then, In addition, Is the excise tax,
calculated to produce annuel revenue
ranging between $760,000 and $1,000.-
000, and the Intangibles tax which If
expected to bring In a much more,
while the personal Income tax Is ex
pected to produce aproxlmately $1,
400,000 a year.
The bills are so drawn that the ix
else and Intangibles are held to be out
Ida the tlx per cent limitation, and.
therefore possible to be usd in re
duct'ou of the deficit first, and ttfln
to reduce the etats burden on prop
rty, The Income tax revenue will
"go to reduce tbi property tax from
thi flrat. ,
The legislature baa undertaken to
bury tbi hatchet of rivalry and poll,
tlcal maneuvering Involving the Uni
versity of Oregon, thi Oregon State
college and the three state normal
acboola by creating a board of higher
education composed of nine directors
who, will handle the Institutions. This
la essentially a far-reaching movement
which goes to thi. core of the edura
tlon altuatlon In the state.
Nothing so Important to- the edu
cational requirements : of Oregon' has
ever been attempted In the past.
Then baa been put op' to the peo
ple, the question of whether there
should be a cabinet form of state gov.
rnment, or the present policy of In
numerable- boards and ' commissions,
each a little government within It
self. .
The cabinet Idea la crystallization
of years of demand for whsWdifTOfJ
People Ignored In Inoom Tax -
Thi legislature turned deaf ear
to tbi voice of thi people when deaf
ness suited the purposes of the law
maker. It enacted personal Income
tax, stubbornly refusing (o lubmlt the
question to the electorate, In defiance
of tbi fact tbat the -voters have reject
d auch proposal repeatedly iven aa
recently as four month ago, when the
legislator wen themselves elected.
Eleven jenator and rcprenttlve
whose counties repeatedly have goni
oa record a opposing a itate Income
Ux calmly Ignored tbi . tatlon re
turns. If thi referendum 1 Invoked
on tail tax It must be done within 10
days when the law will become opera
live, andlf th referendum Is applied
the Income tax will not go on the bal
lot for thi people to act on befor tbi
general election In, November, 1930
Proposal for special election next
November In the event of such refer
endnm vat defeated. ,
rtcvenue from thi Income tax 1 for'
tin relief of real property. Tbi leg
IsUtun also aoucht o create the'of
fleo of Ikutenant governor when the
peopli had voted It down In 1914, 1919
and 1920.
In the face of flvi refusals by the
peoplt- 10 Increase the compensation of
meml-ers of tin legislature the law
makers voted themselves $3 a day In
addition to the $3 provided by (aw.
Legislative Expense Enjoined
The CO member of the house and
30 member of the senate were blocked
ed In getting payment of additional
expenses when Secretary of Biais Hosa
and State Triaaurer Kay were enjoin
ed from delivering warrant to the
legislators. The Injunction was brought
by v. A. 'Jones of H.icm, master of
i,,mnn. (ir.n.
Thi warrants bad been drawn and
were ready for dialaibution when the
Injunction on the to state officer
was served.
Authorisation of tbi extra pay ot
$5 a day for each member of tTie leg
Islatura wa made in house concur
rent resolution Mo. 8, which was adopt
ed by the house February 23, and
adopted by tbi lunate an hour before
the Injunction wa served. " ,
The house hurt no Intimation tftat
thi Injunction was to be erved, but
when fteprescuUUve Burdick learu
ed ot It hi moved that a committee
ot three be appointed to wait on the
secretary ot slate and state treasurer
and ask them to keep their offices
open so that the members could re-
"'iVt riT T 'kni nh'V thm Preliminary game which would en.
cashed. Kubll.Brlgg.andBynon wer. t(tle them ghm , tt- u .
named membera of, thi committee. ' , u We were defeated 28-34
;Uce jLTlktJ.
Sixteen members of the acnate .up- ,loAwnc trover their expenses,
ported the resolution by Represents- mA "ew wbedule was arranged,
live Rushlight authorizing the pay-! The flr 4 ome waB between 0de
ment of $5 a day expense money to the ! 'l Casade L?cks, t e latter ' 1m
leelslntora. Th resniniinn m-ovinnnwl '"IT by a small margin. The second
passed the house with only 11 dissent
ing votes. . 1
Sanator Bennett opposed the resolu-
tlon on the grounds that the proposal
to Increase the salaries ot the lesls
latora had been submitted to the vot
ers of Oregon on three occasions and
had been defeated.
'"This is a move to go out and take
the money away from the people,"
said Bennett. ,"1 do not .believe the
senate can afford to pass this resolu
tion, Then will be an Injunction, and
thi Integrity of the legislators will
be attacked. I am one senator who
will .vote against tbi resolution and
refuse to accept the money If It 1
passed."
Power of Public Service Commission
The legislature cams within four
votea of depriving the public service
commission of powers vested In that
body by the people, when It sought to
.delegate to the city council of Port
land the right tq fix telephone rates
for the metre lolls.
It resisted an organized effort to
operate' the state highway department
by legislative dictum, which would
have made the state road map and the
policies of the commission a political
football. It -refused to Issue a man
tlite to the commkilon to sell $3,000,
000 of bonds to, build unfinished and
pspcr roads and led to the wrecking
of the hlghwny program..
Proposals to make the member 01
the state highway commission rubber
stamp men for the legislature wert
defeated after skillful scouting on both
sides. After long sparring, the lefl.
lators have left the bands of the high
wny commleslontrs .unsjiadkled and
permit them to exerclso their own best
Judgment In the future as In the past
It has reduced the motor license
fees substantially and thereby granted
relief to every sutomoblle owner in
Oregon. It bss compensated for this
loss of revenue to the highway depart
roent by levying an additional tax of
1 cent a gallon ort gasollne-maklna
tne total tax on gas In this state 4
cjjnts. It has changed the Uficnej yes,!'
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. Atta-mblUt. " ' , '
DkspiU thi abscnci of - our bas
ketball boy thi regular assembly
was held. They are becoming; roori
and mora like radio program, and
we enjoy "listening- in." Thi Sev
enth and Eighth grades filled in the
vacant seat left by thi boy who
Were gone. Helen Weberg played
k pluno solo, 'Spin Spin," Arleni
Llrin dramatised a portion of ' tin
play "Shi Stoop to Conquer" Mk.
Wilson sang "Somewhere a Void s
Calling." Thi concluding number
was talk given by Mr. F. D.
Stuart on banking. Hi chose a hi
subject a "Bank Statement," and
explained thi Item of th last Mau
pin State Bank balance.
Thi Od'll Cam
Cur team played thi return garni
with the apple-picker last Thur.day
night This is a game to be proud
of by both of the teams,. for the
sportsmanship exhibited by the
teams wa the best we have noticed
this year. The cor board howcd
that we won 26-7. The Odcll boyr
treated us to light refreshments and
wished u good luck in the game at
the tournament.
Report on Th Tournament
The drawing for opponent!, by the
school representative, began Thurs
day morning. Friday morning the
schedule wa announced. Maupin
Xnl Z
. "d period Friday afternoon. The
team journeyed on to Mosier, and to
its disapointment found that it waa
disqualified, because Maupin , High
did nof; belong to thi Oregon Athlet
ic association. &mt time elapsed
in debate aa to whether we could
join before the game, and the ver
dict was that we could. But another
obstacle loomed in r'gM an e!jt
bility list which, .according to the
' association rulcsT must " be enteteff
fifteen day prior to the date set for
the tournament It looked gloomy
because we had incurred expense and
had not secured games. However,
Grass Valley war found to be in the
same plight The tournament offi
cials decided that since both teams
wen there they might as well play
game was between Parkdale and , ar we Ima tne wora a
The Dalles. The. Dalles winnina- bv'1""ls" lree from what ever sullies,
a large scon. Wasco won from
!. Hood River. This game closed the
day and we returned to our rooms
at .Hood River. The next momlW
we motored home. Everyone had a
a .
good time and returned
for another opportunity.
ambitious
Odd Tks
With the beginning of ' spring
comes thought of ' baseball and
track. The membera of the Grade
school and High school an going at
it with a will.
The ; Seniors' - have
commenced
practice on their playy "Billy."
New editors hsva not been in
stalled for the next six weeks' work.
Clarence Hunt, Robert Shepflin
and Glenn Alexander have been hav
ing light attacks of flu.
Mr. Weberg has been planting
new treea in the place of those that
from January to July, beginning In
19?0. : , ; ,
Old Auto May Get Differential
In order that thi old ca may not
have to pay as much as the new
weight for weight a proposed amend
ment to the. state constitution baa been
referred to the people by nTeans of
which-the 1M1 legislative asseratly
will be enabled to use the value of a
'"! leuletlnt the license fee.
Two year ago the legislature Junk
ed ills plans ot finance and accepted
the program of the governor, which
failed to be approved by the people
when submitted st a special election.
session the governor declined to
offtr suggestions, and luformed the
legislature that It was its duty to pro
vide revenues.' Th legislature assum
ed the rtsponslbtllty, and by the en-
'ment of te cxr'se ten and Intang-
blfs tax will wine out the deficit wtfh.
0111 resorting 10 levies on tooaceo, lux
uries or a general sates tax. it seeks
revenues ftotr. soutces which have
hitherto filled to contribute sufficient
ly to thi cost of government
HI TIMES :-: !
failed to Wake to th call of spring.
Several member of the Bookkeep
ing class have finished their work
and an anxious to begin on the next
set
Orvilli 'changed the bat6sry box
for the class boll and concealed the
wires from sight, thus making the
school room look neater and more
attract! v. Thk could have n6t been
accomplished without the manual
training equipment.
' . Club .ork
The 4-H Club members held a
cooked food, sale at the R. E. Wilson
(ton Saturday, acquiring $18.25.
Th members wish to thank Miss
Harris, Mrs. Joynt and Mrs, Slusher
for their kindness and superintend
ence of the" sale.
The tchool enjoyed the club pic
ture that Mr. Daigh presented in the
auditorium last Friday. The three
reel story of the boy, who was so
much interested in club work and his
effort to attain honors in a state
fair of Oregon was interesting, be
cause showed us w'hat tho boys and
girls see when they attend summer
school and the fair. '
-- Letters to be Awarded
Letters will be awarded to the
students who participated in basket
ball and foot ball. Special letters
will be given to any one wh0 makes
five points in track work this year.
Invitation to Fathioa Tea ,
The girb of the Sewing class will
entertain the ladies of the communi
ty Friday. afternoon, March IB, from
2:00 to 3:30. The girls will wear
the dresses recently completed in
class and also will demonstrate some
of their class work. Since it is im
pos ible for them to extend individ
ual invitations, the girls hope each
,lady will regard this as her invitation
and will accept it if she can.
Wbat Say?
(By "Ann Onymous")
Bang!! A blowout! Immediately
a volley of oaths that would 'put
those of Captain Kidd's men to
shame is broadcast through the air.
Such an incident as thic is not un
common as all know. But what is
the motive which leads to such out
bursts? Can this giving vent to
one's emotions in such a manner be
of any practical value? If so, then
this writer wishes to retract what
follows. If not, then he trusts that
the reader will give this some serious
consideration. '
Referring to the standard diction-
contaminate,! or defiles," and ".the
word DEE' "cording to the
ame ""y . corrupt tne
cnasuty Wean speech then, is
AL 1 t- 1
that which does not bring reproach
upon anyone.
Common law has decried that the
name of the Deity is not to be taken
lightly, and this proverb is so well
respected that its -very est ence is
found in the creed of that very
worthy organization for boys, the
Boy Scouta of America, these words,
"A scout keeps clean in body and
thouKht. Btands for ,clen 8Pecch,
ciean sport, clean naDits ana travels
with a clean crowd." If we would
live up to the:e words there would be
no necessity for this editorial, but
it is because some of us an inclined
to "Explode" at times that this , k
written.
"Habit is a cable. Wc weave a
thread each dny until it becomes so
strong we cannot , break it" This
weakness of abusing; clean speech is
is the thread. It grows and grows
thru time until we some day find
that it has become part of us. Some
may say that it is a mark of distinc
tion to know and employ every oath
known a human being, yet one
who continually makes a practice of
such manner of expression will
eventually lose the respect and ad
miration of hb fellow men.
Let each and everyone of us check
up on ourselves in this regard and
think before we give way to hasty
and questionable remarks. By so
doing our speech will ever be bove
repoach whether we be'in thoschool
room, participating in athletics or in
public gatherings of any kind. What
say? ,
Read 'Em And Grin
The coach contracted a severe cold
while at Odell.' Friday morning he
awoke in tiie to see the covero
(On last page)
TELEPHONE MEETING CALLED
OUT MANY RANCH PHONERS
Proposition ef Bay DUusd
' Various DirtorUs Will '
Pais oa Matter
The meeting , called by Manager
Bays of the local telephone exchange
was attended by a large number of
phone users from the surrounding
country. Mr. Bays told his atsdience
of hit idea for improvement of the
various lines. His idea is to consoli
date the lines under one head. He
aaid that if that were done and the
upkeep of phones and service in
general was left in his hands he
would keep up the lines and phone:,
placing each in good shape and
would guarantee better service
everywhere.
v, j, 11c ii.ait.ci vi it raise in swii.cn-
ing rates was discussed pro and
con. Some of those present ceemet'
to be in favor of Mr. Bays' proposi
Hon, while others thought it best U
call a meeting of the directors 0
the different lines and at that tirm
discuss all phases of the propo; ition
That matter seemed to meet wit!
-,he approval of a majority, and th
whole question will fte held in abey
ance until the various boards ar
ready to make a report
Among those present, noticed b
The Times man were: John, Lester
and Rufu" McCorfcle, Raymond, Roy
Lester, Newton and Job Crabtree
John Powell, I. R. and Jake David
son, O. S. and Melvin Walters, Dor
Miller, N. G. Hedin, Roy Ward. J.
S. Brown, Howard Nye, Ernest Con
f t, H. L. Morris, Otis Chastain
Ray Kaylor, A. B. Smith, A. Lincolr
Hartman, J, G. Kramer, Dave m"
Claude Wilson. E. A. Hartman, Dor
Stog"Kli!I.
MRS. BECKWITH HAS STROKf
Right Side Affected and Her Con
dition Very Serious
Mra. Wm. ' Beckwith, who is at
The Dalles undergoing " treatment
for an -Illness which has extended
over a long period, was Strieker,
with paralysis which affected hei
right side. The stroke occurrer
last Thursday, and since that time
Mrs. Beckwith's speech seems tc
have been somewhat affected, al
though other parts appear, not tc
have suffered to any great extent
She is at the home of Milt Mor
ris in The Dalles and is being at
attended by her sister, Mrs. L. D
Kelly. Her daughter, Mrs. Morris
came up from Myrtle Point and t
also assisting in the care of he
mother. Mrs. Beckwith has beer
ailing for many months. At time'
she appeared to be on the gain, ther
would have a relapse and again br
taken to he Dalles for treatment
She was ambitious and when in
better health insisted ,in working at
the local telephone switchboard
That work affected her nerves, and
caused a ncurnnce of her malady.
Her many friends hope she may
overcome the paralytic stroke and
eventually regain her health.
SCOUT COURT MOF HONOR
Scout Executive Belcher Arrange
for Coming Function
Plans for a Boy Scout court of
honor, to be held here on Monday
evening, April 1st, wen made when
Scout Executive :? W. W. Belcher
called on Scoutmaster Stovall and
the members of the Troop Commit
tee on Monday. '
This troop also plans on enterinf
a team of five scouts in the coming
"First Aid" rally, to be held in The
Dalles ' auditorium, . March 25th.
Practice on this tubject will be
itressed at the coming meetings.
s. p. boosts All territory
Calls Attention to Attributes of
Traversed States
The Southern Pacific is doing
nuch to advertise the communities
!t serves. Each year it' tpends is
Approximately $1,300,000 in adver
'isin? the regions served by itr
Mnes, and the modern transporta
tion service which carries tourist?
to these regions.
The community which back-- up
this advertising with its own well
planned advertising of local-scenic
and recreational attractions is hound
to profit as a result
Let us figure on your paint Job.
We sell W. P. Fuller & Co.'s paints
and varnishes. Maupin Drug Store.
BIG HUE PROMISED
AT All. LEGION'S
BOXING hEST
Thirty Rounds of Fast Work , on
, Card H j'lorvin and WascO
M.M Jn M?a Event
Things are shaping them elvos up :
for one of the best and liviiest times
jf the season when the smoker of
&e Legion will be staged at Legion,
hall this week Saturday night '
Manager George Morris has woik- ,
lard to line up a good card end that
11 has lucceeded is shown' by the
.'ollowing:
Main Event Floyd Holloman vs.
lay McQuillan at 148 pounds, six
ounds.; McQuillan is known as
'the Fighting Irishman" and hails
rom Wasco.. ' . !
Four rounds Young Jackson of
Nanco vc. Nick Holloman at 130
ounds. ,
Four rounds Wallace Conley of
."ygh Valley vs. Jim Kincer. These
oys will weigh In at about M5
ounds. Kincer is the man whom
.yd Holloman I nocked out at the
Irst sniokrr held here this season,
de h a fast and clever boxer and
nd that fur will fly when he meeta
he Tygh man goes without saying.
Four rounds Albert Hathler of
Vapinitia vs. Andrew Crabtree of
laupin. These boys are fast and
Iways give the fans their money'
vorth when they meet in the squar
d circle. They will weigh in at
60 pounds. '
Fgur Round: -In this bout two
ght heavyweights will mix and will
lix in good shape. They are Lr.rry
Cnighten of Tygh Valley and Cyril
'raley of Maupin. Both are f ino
loxers, willing and promise to make
he fans sit up and take notice.
Four rounds Alva Hammer . of
vVapinitia and Dug " Holloman, an
other of the fighting Holloman
loys, are slated to come together in
his bout Each will weigh' 140
lounds and are boxers of local re
nown. Four rounds A couple , of mid--et;,
Elton Snodgrass of Maupin
nd Ray Stacey of Tygh Valley will
'gain cross lances. They have met
before and gave an exhibition of
'oxing that caused heart -flutters in
he breasts of those who saw them
"ight. Their weight is 125 pound s
The above line up will rive the
ans 30 rounds of plea ure. Each
ontestaht is a willing worker and
'ill do his best to satisfy those who
ttend the smoker. Prices of ad-"
mission will be $1.00 for Yirw ide
eata, 75 cents for reserved seats,
'hile general admission will be E0
rents. .
JNUSUAL SAFETY RECORD
MADE BY UNION PACIFIC
Not One PaJtenger Injured Among
Million Carried Won
Fivo Safety Prises
Among the 3,091,964 pacsengers
arried by the Union Pacific in 1928
(an average distance of nearly 300
miles) not one was injured in an ac
cident to a train, according to in-
'ormation made public by William
f Jeff era, vice-president. Only
k.ea wen injured alighting from
trains or in any other way.
This is notable in view of the fact
L,hat the road'a 1927 safety work
won for it the five principal first
wards for safety on railroads in
he United States that year, includ
!ng the Harrison Gold , Medal for
?enera3 safety and four first prizes
of the National Safe Council for the
lowest injury rates among employes.
Fewer injuries to employes also
were reported in 1928. With ap
proximately 52,000 men and women
vorking. there were 701 injuries to
employes in 1927 that caused as
nuch a-, a day's time to be lost and
in 1928 there were 550, a reduction
it more than 21 per cent. This re
cord means that the average em
ploye could have worked 99
years beforo losing a day's time
from an injury..
Wants Grading Equipment
Jim Woodcock is promoting a
nove to get a county road prading
outfit for Maupin, to be used in
throwing up city grades, provided
he property owners will donate
ome labor to throw out rocks. The
move is a good one Bnd deserves to
be taken up by all our citizens.
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