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MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1920
TM PIONEER DIES
AT HOME TUESDAY
Or THIS WEEK
Mst, CkarUi J. Vest Duya , Puni
After Four Day' llla
Mn. Fautnli B, VanDuyn, wife of
pioneer merchant of Tygh Valley,
died on Tuesday at her home in that
valley, death being the result of an
attack of pneumonia, which had a
duration of but four days. Jlcr
funeral will occure today at Tygh
Valley with interment In tha Odd
Fellows cemetery at that place. Rev,
F. C. Steven-, paator of the Christ
Inn church of Dufur will conduct
the funeral services, with interment
In charge of Crandulls.
Finnic J. Vniuyn wan born at
Terra Haute, Indiana, In 1802. She
was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David
Wright and lived in the city of nor
birth until 18H6, when she won mar
rled to Charles J. VanDuyn and Im
mediately thereafter came to Ore
gon with her young husband, who
was proprietor of a general mer
chandise bufllne a at Tygh Valley,
The couple remained at Tygh until
1910, when they went to Portland
remaining there for a time of two
yean, then returned to their first
Mm, Van Duyn la survived by one
brother, Hornce O. Wright,' Indian
apolis, Indiann, and two sisters, who
rtaide at Benton Harbor, Michigan,
her husband being the only restive
livlne in the we t. and he. too. if
left to mourn her depnture from
thli life. :.;-.;.:
Mr. VanDuyn waa a lady of cul
ture and refinement. Of a retirlpg
diapoait Ion she seemed to bo con
tented in the company of her hu
bond, not mixing in aoc lety to any
great fx tent. What clow friends
she made during her residence at
Tygh Valley remained a- such thru
out her life. She was a e lone stu
dent of affairs, national' and local
and waa well Informed oii hII other
matters pertaining to educational
and social condition.
With her, pawing her huibami
loses a clo e companionship of one
who devoted her life tojiia pleasure
and comfort, the community a wor
thy citizen and society a shining
nd Intellectual light All grieve
with the -bereaved ones and nil will
recognize, that in her pnsnlr.g earth
has contributed "no wwo angel to
the shining throng above.
DIES AT PHILOMATH
William B. Stovall Taken at
'' of 20 Years- Nawtpapor
Writer and Author "
William 6. Stovall," brother of
Dr, Lawrence 8. Stovall of Maupin,
died at the home of his parents near
Fhilomath oh Sunday, March 24.
death following several yenn ill
ness. , t.' : '
; Decedent wo,-, born fn Corvallis,
May 17, 1000. He lived la Benton
,iconnty the greater part of -his life,
attending: school there. . Ho gradu
ated from vthe Thilomath High
school," attended Willamette univer.
sity at Salem ono year and was a
student at Stunford university for
three years. Ho engnged in jour
nalistic work for some tlmo, re.
turning to Fhilomath because of ill
health. His life's ambition was to
qualify 9. a writer, having a desire
to follow in the footsteps of an
other brother, Dennis H. Stovall, a
writer nationally kndwn, -"
! , Besides his parents he is survived
by a si' ter, Mrs. Guy Breech, Dow
ney, California! and six brothers,
Dennis "II. Stovall, South Pasadena
California; Charles R. Stovall, Rock-
away, Oregon; Frank R. . Stovall,1
Philomath, Oregon; Alva E. Stovall,
Goldfielrl, Nevada; John H. Stovall,'
.Condon, Oregon, and the local man
named above, .
; Interment was made nt Corvallis,
the teroains ..being followed by all
his rclntlyeB except Dennis H. Sto
vall, and a host of sorrowing friends
of the ' .family.:; Mrs,' V stovall and
son, Estel,', of Maupin, attended the
obsequicB with 1. the doctor, .
H Semi-pro, base balls, just the
.thing for High school games, $1.00
each at-the Maupin Drug Store.
SHEEP AND LAMB PRICES
IN CYCLES OF TO 10 YEARS
, ' '
Upward Trend May be Maintained
For Some Tim No Lambs
Imported or Exported
Fairly definite eyelet In the prices
of lambs and sheep have prevailed
heretofore and doubtless will con
tinue. These cycle:, the ' United
States Department of Agriculture
finds, generally run from 8 to 10
years. ' ' "
In the present cycle the trend in
he prices of lambs and sheep has no
been upward since 1921, and the
level maintained .during the last
.hree years has been rather high,
lo pite the fact that since 1922 the
receipts of lambs and sheep at the
principal markets have increased.
It is evident that the demand for
lamb has Increased. In, fact, the
?eneral level of lamb prices since
1921 has been appreciably , above
the average price level of all com
Since the United States imports
shout, half Its wool, American pro
ducers should be interfiled m the
number of sheep in other important
.hoep-producing countries. No
wintry except Australia has ''in
Tensed the number of its sheep
treatly ,'ince the war. In Australia,
however, the number of sheep has
ihown a definite upward trend since
!SM5. The number reported In
1927 w'as 93,000,0110, compared with
'0,000.000 In 1815.
A gradual Increase In the number
if fheep has taken place in New
Zealand and South Africa, and ap
parently also In ' Argentina. Thru
iata as to the number of sheep in
Argentina ere not available, the
trend may be inferred from the fact
that that country's exports of wool
have Increa ed in recent years.
' lint the number of sheep and the
nroduction of wool in othrr coun
tries affeel the price of lambs in the
United States only as the price of
wool affects the, price of lambs.
This country exports and Imports
very little Inmb.
MEDALS CONFERRED AT TYGH
Dr. Elwod and I. D. Driver Cat
At a meeting of Tygh Valley I. O.
0. F. lodge luat Thursday night Dr,
Rlwvnd of Maupin and I. D. Driver
of Wamic were given membership
medals, the former receiving one
designating a membership of 30
yean and the Wamic man for 25
years' affiliation. Dr. Elwood
medal Is a beautiful piece of jewe
lry's work, consisting of shield on
which is imposed the figure 30, the
shield hnnging from the three links.
A large number of members from
Maupiit and other places were pres
ent ar. well as members of the Re
bckahs. After tho lodge work a
sumptuous feed was partaken of, and
the balance of the evening given over
to a general good time.
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COMMISSIONER CURTIS, DIES
Wednesday si Result
County Commissioner Curtis died
nt 8 o'clock Wcdneday morning,
after a short illness, he having re
cently been stricken with paralysis,
Death occurred at his home 'in The
Mr. Curtis was a man of public of
fairs. lie lived on and conducted a
ranch on Mill creek for many -ye.rj,
but after his election to the county
court two years 'ago removed to the
county seat. He succeeded Jahn IHx
in office and was a valuable member
of the county body. His grasp of
tho needs of the county was swift
and he at all times tried to give his
best to all the people all the time.
While loading a full iron barrel of
oil from the; ground to1 an oil tank
yesterday, Julius Shcpflin's right
hand was caught under the chimes,
the Inst two fingers of tho hand be
ing badly mashed. The fie. h' was
reraped from the littlo finger from
end to knuckle and the third finger
having. 'some meat taken from it.
Julius will be laid up a few days by
tho Injury. .
Hm From Portland
Cecil Woodcock and mother re.
turned from Portland last evening,
tney having been tncro lor over a
week attending court, being interest
ed in a case before that tribunal.
-BILLY" WILL BE HERE SOON
Doa'l MUt Seeing Ibis Play It's
"Billy," the play to be presented
by the Maupin Hf Class of '29,
promises to be a dramatic produc
tion of individuality and distinction.
It is unusual, in that the setting is.!
not the ordinary interior, but the
deck of a ship. For this special
scenery is being constructed, which
when completed, will present the
illusion of a passenger steamer, with
the hurry and bustle of the hour of
railing. It was with some ' hesita
tion, however, that the cast decided
to invite their" friends to sail with
them on the S. S. Florida, for they
feared least the pangs of maldemer
afflict the audience on this realistic
sea voyage. The captain, however,
hastened to assure them that the
sea would be "like a lake" on thi.
trip, and that the boat would be well
supplied with life preservers to.
give the timid ones confidence in
This play was a New York suc
cess for several years with Sidney
Drew cast as "Billy." It is a Samuel
French publication and the high
royalty to be paid gives assurance
that the play is not one of the trivl
lal 'type. The characters are such
as can.be well "depleted by High
school pupil-, and the 'Seniors are
showing a commendable adaptability
to the exactions of their parts.
The play will be given in four
weeks. Watch for the date.
Girls Study Design
The girls of the sewing
have spent a week itudying
simpler principles of design.
though at first it seemed impossible
to draw interesting borders and
motifs with horisortal, vertical and
oblique lines, after .an introduction
to rhythm, balance, space division,
they produced fomc simple designs
I showing variety and interest. It
waa brought out that good taste is a.
matter of training and experience
and that the first test of the beauty
of an object lies in its suitability to
the purpose for which it is design
ed. The girla are now. undertaking
a brief study of colors, their com-
bination, and becomingness to the
different types of personality.
Rote Bushes Planted
About 125 sturdy, well-trained
rose bushes have been planted by
Mr. Stuart and Mr. Kaiser at the
. chool grounds. The shrubs are cli
matiyed to this climate, as they have
been takcn from some of Mr.
Stuart's choice bushes. These will
add to the beauty of our school
Legend of Smith's Rocks
(By a Sixth Grade Boy) y
Near the city of Bend is anoint
known as Smith's Rock?. , These are
some giant rocks and stones on a
large hill overlooking the treacherous
Smith waa surrounded by Indians
on the rocks and they thoight they
would leave him there over night and
capture him in the morning. They
were certain he could not get away
for he was .'urroflnded on one side
by Indians and on the other by the
Deschutes river. , He felt certain he
cbuld not climb down over the rocks
to tho river and cross it. for the river
was very dangerous. When darkness
came Smith decided he would rather
die trying to get away than be
tortured. He climbed over the rocks
that were very hard to get over in
the day time. After climbing over
rocks awhile he reached the river.
He plunged in and started to Vwim
across. Tho current kept pulling him
down. ' He felt certain he could not
get across but on ho went. The
swift current took him far down the
river. " He finally' landed ' after a
long struggle. '" ,
Two great miracles had hecn per
formed. None but a good swimmer
could have swum the river. Smith
finally made his way through 1 the
darkness to hh friends. You can
imagine the Indians' surprise and
anger in the morning at finding their
prisoner gone. This is how Smith's
Rocks received their name.
(Tho High school was well pleased
that tho large crowd enjoyed ita en
tertainment last Friday night. TheJ
HI TIMES :-: i
toal admission receipts netted $28.
70, which is a neat sum for a pay
ment on our baseball suits. We
thank Mr. Kramer for so generously
donating his services and Mr. Fraley
for the u e of the Pantatrope as well
as the Legion for the use of the hall
The evening's pleasure was rounded
out by dancing. Such fine coopera
tion makes Maupin outstanding Jn
promoting school and community en
terprises. The home-making girls
also served a light lunch.' Such as
. (stance enables Maupin to stand
first in 411 club work in Wasco coun
ty. Take a Sea Voyage and Enjoy Your
self with 'Billy"
Friday morning assemblies are be
coming inore interesting each week.
Last Friday's assembly was unusally
enjoyed. The program began with
reveral songs by the school. Gladys
Martin entertained us for a few
minutes by giving us the meaaing of
the red poppy. Nova Iledin played
"Home Sweet Home" in variations.
His was followed with an interesting
health talk by Dr. Elwood. He in
formed us that many of the contagi
ous diseases could be prevented by
eleaness in every day life. An award
for typing was given to Mabel We
bdrg, the first earned by this
year's class. La'but not least was
the violin solo "Adoration" played
by Mr. Woodcock. All appreciated
Mr. Woodcock's talent and his
kindness in coming to our assembly.
Scouts Motor t vWamie
The boy scouts of Maupin left
for Wamic Wedne-day after chool
to take their second class tests.
The first test was being ableto
track one-half mile in twenty-five
minutes. Mr. Kaiser took charg.
of the tracking by scattering paper
in. a circle for the boys to follow.
The scout's face wa; the next
test". They had to run and walk
fit!y,"8teps alternately for one mile.
This was to be finished in twelve
minutes. - Hurry and Earl thought
is was a speed test and completed
it in about seven minute;. Three
boys took the signaling test given
by Mr. Fischer.
After all this execrbing the boys
cooked their supper by the Kahah
method. As soon as supper was
fini bed a meeting was jailed in
doors. Scout Master Stovall gave
some tests and instructions in first
Mrs. Belcher, with the aid of the
scouts then gave the eight stages
The scouts did their work , well
and all passed the tests but the
few who didn't complete the
signaling. After seeing the Eagle
Scout badge all of tha boys have
determined to lam it
Allene Wilson and Kathleen Fo
ley of the Blue Ribbon Cookery
club were the f irst to complete
The Home Beautiful club clear
ed $8.80 on the refreshments serv
ed after' the play Friday night.
m . it r t 1
ine money mat is rcceivea irom
the.e sales goes to pay the 'way of
elub members to Corvallis in June.
Letteri To Be AwarJoJ
Letters for the boy's football
team and the boy's and girl's bas
ketball teams, have been received.
The letters sr yellow M's x five
inches high.1. Eleven letters are to
be given for football and sixteen
for baketbnll." They will be award
ed at assembly Friday morning.
Prints for the pictures taken last
Monday have been received and
each student will have an opportuni
ty to Order the desired pictures.
The Senior boys aro busy plan
ing and preparing tho scenery which
will "be used in their play "'Billy."
They find the building of such very
difficult, as the plot take: place on
board a ship.
Track Work '
;' TheN elimination contest for the
girls horseshoe pitching is now un
derway and will Continue until tho
best pitcher is determined. Friday
tho tryouts for all tho events will
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BAKEOVEN HILL ROAD
IS NEAR POSSIBILITY
Petition for Same Favorably Cn
sid'rod by County Court and
May be Craded Sooa
O. B. Derthv-k circulated a petition
which asked the county court to tet
aside a certain proportion of the
coutity market road money and ap
ply it on construction of s new
grade up takeover canyon. The
petition asks that the road be begun
near the mouth of the creek and
carried up as far as , the Connolly
ranch. The court members were
favorable to the proposition and nc
doubt will instruct that a survey of
the route be made this' season so
that construction of the road maj
be commenced early next year.
Mr. Derthick took it upon him
self (to circulate the petition", se
curing the signatures of nearly
every rancher affected by the road
Bnd nearly every resident of Mauplr
thereto. He spent several days in
securing the names and on Wednes
day took the Ik t to the county sea'
and presented it to the court.
Both the county judge and Com
sioner Kelly, looked upon the con
struction of the road as a rea'
necessity. Each of the officiaU
recognizes the need of such a thor
oughfare and took the matter under
advisement, with an aa:urance of fa
Mr.- Derthick has been indefati
gable in his efforts to (accomplish
the construction of the bakeoven
road." There are a great number of
farmers living contiguous to that
highway, each having more or less
hauling to do, over it The roa8
has never been what might be call
ed a good one, being very steep in
places and at others skirting deep
canyons and being narrow, there
fore being very dangerous. The
need of a better road has long beer
recognized, but this is "the first time
the court has signified a willfngnes-
fto go ahead and ameliorate its condi
GOES INTO SHEEP BUSINESS
T; Halbrook Resigns From. Govt.
Hunter Department " :
E. T. Halbrook, for several year
a hunter of predatory 'animals for
the government, has resigned, bis
resignation taking effect March 31,
Last fall Mn Halbrook, in company
with John Aldridge of .Madras, pur
chased a band of 1400 .sheep. The
firm intends to range their flock In
the Cascade mountain' , below Bend
having secured a lease of about
4000 acres lying in the extreme south
ern end of the reservation, and be
ing some of the best range in the
forest They started lambing oper
ations on Monday and expect a gooc
increase to their sheep band.
Mr.' Halbrook made an . enviable
reputation as a hunter of predatory
animals and his resignation was ac
cepted with regret by Stanley Jew
ett, head of that department.
BOY SCOUT EASTER SERVICES
Signifiance Explained and
Boy Scout Troop No. 33 observed
Easter ty a program and Scout
semblyNat Legion hall on Sunday
evening. After the troop had fallen
in and marched to the stage rol
call was "had, after which Rev. W
H. Aldridge asked an invocation
"America" was then sung by tht
Scout Master Stovall explaiper
the signifiance of the day, telling th'
boys that it was a part of their rit
ual that they recognize the exist
ence of a supreme being, He ther
called on the Scouts to recite the
twelfth rule of their oath.
, At the conclusion of Mr. Sto
vall's talk a duet was sung by Mr?
Bothwell nnd Mrs. J.' II. Woodcock
this being followed by "a song by th'
Scout quartet Messrs. J..F. Pratt.
N. G. Iledin, "Dr. W. A. Short anr
Dr. L. S... Stovall.
Rev. Ha.en. the speaker of th'
evening, was then called to the plat
form nnd delivered an address or
Easter lie told of the crufixion an
resurrection of Jesus, and impre ser"
upon his hearers the , necessity of
true belief if they would enjoy th"
blessings and pleasures of tho life
. htfrvaftor. :
The meeting closed with a bene
diction by Rev. Aldridge. ,'
heaside .1. L. fenny company
will establish store here soon.'
SCOUT HONOR tOURT
DREW MANY AS
Scout Executive Belcher and Wlfo
Attwt ia Making Meeting
. The Boy Scout Court of Honor,
held in the American Legion hall on
Monday night, Was the first ono
held with the local troop and was
very interesting to the assembled
Scoutmaster Stovall opened the
:erempny by leading the Scouts in
dlegiance to the flag and roll call,
ifter which he presented the Tender
foot pin to Theodore Kirsch.
During he ses. Ion of the Court,
"Scuotmastcr Stovall, with troop
committeemen Lavcrne Fischer, Carl
Pratt and Dr. W. A. Short -and
Scout Executive W. W. Belcher,
conducted the review of the scouts
ind the badge of Second class was
warded to the entire troop, with
he 'exception of three, who have
signalling to complete.
Following the court, a panto
mime entitled ''The Eight Ages of
Scouting" was presented by the
Scouts, who were coached in it by
Mix W4 W. Belcheri who came out
for that purpose. The words5 were
'ead by Belcher, while the boys act
.d out the pantomime, whose action
followed the description of a Scout's'
High praise of local Troop Nol
33 for their appearance, their work
m the scout tests and their fine
rogre9 being made with the scout
ark, being beautified at present,
Ttf. voiced by the scout executive,
who was very favorably impressed
vith the splendid showing made by
he young Americana.
Announcement of the moving
dcture, "The Man of the Forest"
which will be shown here Thursday,
!or the benefit of the Boy Scouts,
was made, and all attending are es
mred of a good picture -and value '
eccived for their money. t
OBSERVE ALL THE FISH LAWS
Warden Prorata to Be More Active ,
During Coming Seaxon
With the opening of the fishing
teason but a few weeks away thous
ands of anglers are making pre-1
parations, for the event Scores of
streams will be viaited by : killed
ind unskilled fishermen who get a
"kick" out of opening the day,
whether or not they go home with
the limit Every deputy warden of
the State Game Commission will be
on the job to see that the law is ob
served. Some arrests will undoubt
ly be made but they will be few as
Oregon tportamen except in rare
instances obey the laws that have
been established for the protection
of game fish.
IMPROVING PHONE SERVICE
Manager Bays Cnvinc;ng Subcrib-'
ert He Means Buiinejt
Manager Otv. Bays of the local
telephone exchange evidently be
lieves in proving, in a practical
manner, that his boast of improved.,
service is not an idle one. Ths
Times shop has been inflicted with
synthetic phone for lo these many
noons. Mr. Bays has attempted to
fix it up' hr -usable hapo : several
.imes, but evidently gave it up as
t bad joh. . On Monday, while tbe
force was out after news, B?ys in
vaded our sanctum and in a few
minutes had taken down the ancient
instrument and in its place hsid li-J
italled a box that will bring in th.
faintest whisper. If anyone disy
believe-; that statement, just call us
ip and tell ma of that, little bit oT
tews that is waiting to come out of
'our system. : :
nother Fenr.lo Re!de i' -
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Birchard w.iro
'he happy parents of a bouncing
baby girl, which Dr. Elwood intfrn
duced into the world on , Thursday
last the parents living on". JurimT
Flat. Mother and daughtsr dt.in
the best ever.
Special on bats. A good llWh
"chool bat as long as they last. 75
eents' each, at the Maupin Drub
Store. - ' - ' ?