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Southern Wasco County.
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MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1929
BROUGHT UP 10
MS Say Working to End That
Subscriber Cat the Bil
Maupin' telephone acrvle has at
last been standardized and brought
to the efficiency equalled In the
larger cltle and by larger ex
change.. Manager By.i has been
at work during the pant two month
overhauling lines, Installing newer
and better phoned, rewiring the
switchboard and wrapping a lot of
superfluous and useless matcrls!
which littered up the line before he
took the system over. Today our
telephone srvice U several hundred
per rent more efficient that It was
before the first of March, when the
new management took charge.
Mr. Bay has erected 75 new
poles, atretched 65 new wire linen,
laid out the linen to traverse the
alley war instead ofn the streets,
ha Initialled $ motor and generator
aa sending power, equipped the
pole with flew rmnaarms and insu
lator and has brought everything to
a point where aervlce with capital
S ia paramount.
The ay tern has been changed over
entirely. Instead of having to wind
vp a crank In order to generate
power to aend a message all the
operator ha to do now is to pull
back a lever, Insert the plug and the
call ia In. The line now In In Mich
shape that all conversation cornea in
clear. No having to fhout shake
the phone and ruaa a little In order
to receive an answer to a call. Put
in your call and before you know
K your party la oh the line and your
conversation goes on uninterrupted.
Rancher whoae phones are nerv
ed 'through the Maupin exchange are
beginning to wake up and notice the
Improvement being made,. Nearly
every rural mail bringa letter of
commendation to the Bay and we
predict the time will not he long he.
fore all the rural line will be re
built, phone.- put In order and auh
aerfbera getting a service good aa
their city neighbors.
With new installation the Mau
pin exchange ia able to equal the
service of the larger plants, in fact
are now ahle to handle long dv tanee
call three tlme aa fast aa before
the change waa made. When the
metallic toll line of the Bell com
pany ia completed through Maupin
thi exchange will be "hooked on"
and then calls to any part of the
country will be handled with a fa
cility most satisfactory.
We would like n go into detail of
h many change and improvements
taking place in our telephone ex
change, but apace forbid. Suffice
it la to aay that before another
month rollr around Maupin will have
one of the beat, moat up-to-date and
complete telephone systems In Ore
gon. WILL INSTALL TRANFORMER
Mavpla ' Power Cmpaay Making
The Maupin Power company will
install a big tran former at its Oak
Springs plant on Sunday next. The
transformer will have B capacity up
to 6600 volts and will replace the
one now In use. Its normal voltage
will be the original 2300 volts but
the current can be stepped up to the
figure given above. It will bo so ar
ranged that it will arrest, lightning
and will be put in by a Portland
It is estimated that the loss of
plant food from he effects of rain
falling on the land and rnnnlng away
t6 the sea amounts to not less than
21 times aa much as all the crops
harvested annually remove from the
Relatives Visit at Davidsons '
0. W. Howard and wife, parents of
Mrs. Bobbie Davidson, spent the last?
week end at the home of their dugh
ter. They were ' accompanied by
Earl Clow of Hood River and Taul
Van Oiten. The Howards live at
Hood River. Sunday the men folks
went to Mecca and spent the day
Dr. Poling Illustrates Lif a It la
Word Choisn Especially
Fr the Occasion
Taking ai hi text "The Pride of
a young man In his itrength; the
glory of an old man Is his whitened
head." Dr. Poling, at the High school
auditorium last Sunday evening de
livered a i-tlrring address to the
graduating class of the Maupin
achoola. The speaker emphaaized
the need of the young conserving
their strength in order to meet the
adversities and pifalls of after years;
told hi, hearers that clean living,
steadfast and good habits were
necessary to meet whatever con
fronted them and recited the many
iiiarea to be met as life progressed.
From the physical life Dr. Poling
stepped to that of the spiritual. He
adinonl hed the class that with all
the strength and virility each might
be poNKCMed it was as nothing with
out a apiritiiHl guidance, He said
that the heavenly Father wished
nothing but good of those here on
earth and that He was at all times
ready and willing to assint those who
would acknowledge His supremacy
and sought his good offices. He re
mnrked that without that spiritual
guidance the work of the pant few
years aa studenta would go for
naught, an it required both the phy
sical and : piritual elements to make
a successful life.
Dr. Poling's remarks .were listen
ed to with wrapt attention and his
words of advice no doubt left a last
ing Impression on the minds of each
of the graduate.
Itev. Ha7.cn opened the exercises
with an invocation. Messrs. Dan
Poling and Davie sang a most ac
ceptable duet, and the girls quartette
Misses Lelah and Mable Wcberg,
Nova Hedin and Merle Snodgraai
rendered an old-time song, "I wish
I had been with them there." Trof.
DeVoe then Introduced Dr. Poling,
remarking that as the doctor had ap
peared here before he did not think
an extended introduction was neces
sary. The Maupin Boy Scouts were out In
regalia and made an unique setting
for the exercises of the evening.
FOOD FROM SHATTUCKS
PROTECTED BY FRIGIDAIRE
Enterprising Firm Orders Largs
Electrical Cooling Case
Shattucks, the premier store of
Eastern Ongon, has ordered a 10
foot FrigidHire cooler and the new
piece of tore furniture is expected
to be here soon. The case will con
tain apartments for various kinds of
perishable food stuffs, such as vege
tables, lunch goods, etc., and will be
given a prominent pace In the gro
cery department. It is electrically
operated and will produce tempera
tures to below freezing point. With
it all food; that are of a perishable
nature will be preserved In all fresh
nesa and will carry out the slogan
that all foods from Shattucks arc
protected by Frlgidaire.
MRS. CANTRELL SEES ALASKA
Will Join I6S U. of W. Students
Among the 168 pas engcrs on the
Admira line steamship, Queen, when
It leave Seattle August 6 on the
University of Oregon summer ses
sion cruise wili be Mrs. Lucile'Can
trell, of Maupin.
Mr. Cantrell and her fellow stu
dents on tjie summer cruise will en
joy a two week's trip to Alaskan wa
ters, studying and alghseelng at the
snmc tinw. Previous to the sailing
from Seattle, the crui o students will
register at the University of Oregon
campus at Eugene and upon their re
turn will put in a final two weeks of
study on the campus amidst some of
the finest scenery Oregon can boast.
rutting In Electric Ranges
Several Maupin people are taking
advantage of the opportunity offer
ed by the Maupin Power company
and are installing eleectric ranges.
Among those who will enjoy cooking
during the hot weather are Mrs.
Clarence Ziegenhagen, Mrs. Audrey
Underhill and Mrs. Dr. L. S. Stovall.
The ranges will be of the famous
Hot Foint kind und will be an orna
ment as well as of utility to thr
Proce; Ion "The End of Perfect Day"
Invocation ." .. Rev. Everett Hazen
Piano Duet Merle Snodgrar and Velma Crofoot
"Shower of Star" .
Awarding of Eighth Grade Diplomas
Violin Solo "Adoration" ...h:.-... J. H. Woodcock
Salutatorlan' Adreas .......ft..." Clarence Hunt
Development of Maupin as a Community Center
VaKdictory '. , Irene Matthews
Honor Lies In Honest Toil
Commencement Address I Rev. Knotts
Vocal Solo ''Marches' '..u Mrs. O. E. Bays
Voval Trio Mesdarnea Bothwell, Morris and Woodcock
"Dreaming Alone in the Twilight"
Awarding of College Scholarship
Awarding of E ay Prize
Presentation of Class Gift Kenneth Snodgrass
Awarding of Diplomas T. B. Slusher
Closing Hong "Pep" r High School
MEMBERS OF GRADUATING CLASS
Kenneth Snodgrasa Crystal Stuart Irene Matthews
Irs Kidder Merle Snodgrass Estel' Stovall
Velma Crofoot Arthur Appling Clarence Hunt
Harold Kramer Andrew Crabtree
LAST OF MAUPIN HI TIMES
At the beginning of this school
yesr we deemed it advisable and a
great advantage to start a- ichool
paper. Through Messrs. Semmetr"
kindness and interest in the school
space in the Maupin Times was
given for our news. Each student
has striven to do his very best on
the paper and we hope t0 keep up
cur paper next year. It has been a
pleasure as well as a practical plan.
It is with regret that we state this
to be the last issue of the paper for
CLUB LEADERS MEET
A leaders' meeting was held yes
terday in the primary room. They
decided the ones to go to Summer
School in June. A large delegation
' being sent from Maupin. They
also discussed club work in general.
The Senior's went on their custo
mary sneak day last Thursday
Warm Spring.! was the place chosen
for the outing. The entire clans and
Avis Crabtree and Lelah Wcberg,
who worked s0 diligently on the
class play, made up the group. Mrs.
DeVoe, Andrew Crabtree and Harold
Kramer provided transporation.
They arrived at Warm Springs about
eleven o'clock that morning. Warm
Springs, the river, and other points
were interesting to the party. The
boys then took a swim in the cold
Warm Spring; river. The others no
ticed that they didn't say, "come on
in, the water is fine." The rough
roads, steep grades, and swimming
made everyone very hungry, and
the way the ice cream, cake, weincrs,
salads, bananas and orange- disa
ppeared was not to be laughed at
When the time came to leave,
Andrew had a time getting his
"Lizzie" jo climb the hill. She
wouldn't go without g It did not
rise to the carburetor until he was
forced to use the reverse in order
to get up the steep canyon. The
day was warm and the engines had
to stop to let the motors cool on all
three of the cars.
Wc reached the school house
about five, tired but satisfied that
the trip and place had been worth
the work and preparaion. We hope
the Senior clars will have an equally
pleasant place to go next year. We
would suggest this as a possible place
to spend the day.
Merle drank all the soda pop.
Clarence got a little wild and bull
dogged a wild cow. Kenneth put his
hand in the water coming from a
pipe. He didn't hold it there long.
The Seventh grade pupils resum
ed their study in the High school two
day last week. This was done while
the Eighth grade took their state
The students in bookkeeping I arc
spending their spare time in com
pleting their sets.
Spanish II arc now translating a
Had Wrong License .
Henry Kuckenburg, one of the
bridge contractors, borrowed an au
o icense for his truck and attempted
'o evade the lynx-eyed traffic cops
4 The Dalles the first of the week,
HI TIMES :-: I
Marquino. This is real interesting.
A section of the poem will be mem
orized. All of the library books have been
returned and they will be sent to
The Dalles the last day of school.
All of the sewing girls have com
poem called "Romance," by Edwards
peted their final garment They
feel that they have learned a great
deal in this line of work and no
doubt all of them will have an op
portunity to make use of this.
The Fifth and Sixth grades have
completed their picture study for
.!hi,year. ,. .... . , .
Art work in the' Third and Fourth
grade room ha,-.been completed and
the pupils have taken their art books
The Fourth grade made four book
maps of the United States, Washing
ton and Lincoln picture study and
health books. The Third grade made
all of these except the book of maps.
They made a geography book in
stead. The Seventh and Eighth grade
room was dismissed Tue day for the
baseball game at Wapinitia.
The Seventh grade is making
some relief maps of Oregon.
The Eighth grade pupils are writ
ing themes . ince examinations.
They are studying history and
ESTEL'S LAST SQUEAK
We, the class of 1929, being of
sound and disposing mind, feeling
about to exprise, declare "this our last
will and testament:
We leave the schoolhousc and
grounds anybody can have them
All of us bestow our chewing gum
to Tom Slusher he will find them
under the desks.
Andrew leaves his vaulting pole to
Merle leaves her sprinting shoes to
Gladys Martin, as she is trying out
for track . next year.
Crystal leaves her Clara Bow bob
on a hook in the hall. ,.
Irene leaves one-half of pepper
t0 Charles Bothwell. He'll know
what to do with it
Harold bequeaths hia good natur
ed grin to Mr. DeVoe we only hope
he'll use it once in a while.
Clarence leaves his eloquence to
Elton Snodgrass this will be handy
for hinr when he reads his Shakes
peare. Estel bestows the liquid golden
notes of his baritone to Harry. Ru
therford, "to call the hogs."
Kenneth bequeaths his sweat shirt
to Bob Shefflin he hopes that Bob
may get warm enough to dampen it.
Velma leaves her high grades to
be divided among Cyril, Tom and
Ethel Kidder they need 'em.
Art leaves his "hnppy" to the wide
Ira figures that he has nothing to
leave, he's taking it all with him in
his yellow bug.
He failed to get away and was pick
ed tip for his temerity. Both Kuck
enburg and the auto dealer are lia
ble under the state law for their
actions regarding the loaning and
borrowing of the license.
WHY NOT CELEBRATE
COMPLETION OF BRIDGE
Monument en The Dallas-California
Highway Will 3on Be
The new bridge spanning the De
schutes river at this place will soon
be completed. The contractors are
now spreading the concrete over the
roadway and only short time re
main.' until the structure will be
fully completed. That bridge is one
of the finest, if not the finest, bridge
on The Dalles-California highway
and its completion will mark another
important step in highway construc
tion in Oregon.
When the "ridge is fully completed
would it not be a good plan to cele
brate the event with proper cere
monies. At the completion of the
CrooU'd River bridge Governor Pat
terson and many other notables of
the state were preent and appropri
ate ceremonies marked the dedica
tion. At the completion of The
Dallces-California highway Maupin
was host to a goodly number of not
able visitors and proper arrange
ments were made to entertain the
Our bridge is a monument to our
highway and it- completion should be
celebrated in a manner that would
bring Maupin into greater promin
ence. By arranging a celebration,
inviting the governor and other state
officials as well as notables from vari
ous parts of the state to take a
part in the dedicatory doings we
would show an appreciation of the
efforts and work of our state high
way department in providing a
worthy means of bringing travelers
to and through our city. Why not
get together, make arrangemens and
when the bridge is completed have a
gala time with proper refreshments
and good program to round a holiday
for all our people.
The Times suggests that the Mau
pin city council take the mater up,
select committees to go ahead and
arrange for speakers and all that
should go into making the event one
for the whole state. How about it,
Mr. Mayor and councilmen?
COLLEEN MOORE IN
ROLE OF ADVISOR
Tells Shrinking Violets What to d
and How to Become Most
Advcc to shy, shrinking vi.ikts
fn larpe r.unntities on the subject of
how to be popular is offered in Col
leen Moore's new starring comedy
flramn, "";iughty But Nice," wreh
will be n at Legion hall Sunday.
Thi picture depicts the tale of
a freckled, bespectacled, long-haired
awkward girl from Texas, who en
ters a smart finishing school on the
outskirts of Washington, D. C. From
being the school's prize, . unnoticed
dumb-bell, Colleen suddenly and
mysteriously becomes the most
stunning girls in the place with all
the most desirable town sheiks at her
Donald Reed, handsome new lead
ing man, is the chief and also
likeable sheik in "Naughty But
Nice." Other members of the sup
porting ca t include Claude Gilling
water, Hallam Cooey, Kathryn Mc
Guirc, Edythc Chapman and Cla
Carey Wilson scenarized "Naught;
But Nice"" from Lewis Allen Brown1!
play, "The Bigamist" John Mc
Cormick produced the picture at th
First National studio in California
and Millard Webb directed it.
Langhable comedy also on ihe bil"
Fished At Frieda
Last Friday Superintendent Grone
wald and John Broer of the Parlo
Grocery of The Dalles spent the da;
fishing at Frieda. The success the;
had filled each with glee, for wher
they counted up their catch eacl
found he had 25 fine trout sonv
of which measured better than 1'
inches. The ratchet filled eacl
fisherman's creel to the top.
Off For Mountains '
Ja s Pf rthick came in from th
F.mil Jaeckal sheep ranch on th
lower river Monday and yestcrda;
left to trail the bands of sheep t
Friend, where they will be held un
til such time as they may be per
mitted to gi Into the forest reserv
for the summer. Jass says the
Jaeckcl :heep sheared a good crop
Bnd that they will go ,into summer
pasture in fine shape.
COUNTY FAIR DATES
Lighting Plant sad Pump Added to
Eqarpmant Plans MacU for
Biggar, Better Fair
The dates set for holding the 1929
Wasco County fair at the grounds
at Tygh Valley are August 29-30-31.
The setting of those date thuu
early was for the purpose of avoid
ing a confusion with the dates set
by other fair associations in this cir
cuit. A feature of ths year's fair will
be a new electric lighting plant, just
ordered and which will be ia tailed
in time for the Fourth of July cele
bration at the grounds. A new
pump will also be installed, thus
insuring plenty of pure water. The
water supply of the grpunds is taken
from a fine spring on the hillside to
the south and is as pure and whole
some v, any in Oregon.
Manager-Secretary Gillis already
has received assurances of m larger
and better display of live stock,
many from outside Wasco county
having asked for stall room and
promising to exhibit many fine ani
mals. There promt es to be a larger
display of grains and general farm,
produce than ever before, while the
attractions, many of which have al
ready spoken for space, will be of a
more acceptable nature than ha
been seen at earlier fairs.
The Times hopes soon to be able
to publish a line-up of the attractions
and additional premium." offered for
special exhibits. At any rate all who
attend this year's exposition will see
a much better aggregation of ex
hibits than have been shown at any
fair ever held in this county.
CUT-OFF MONEY APPROPRIATED
Federal Road Commission Provide
for Road Completion
A dispatch rom Washinton, D.
C, tells that the federal road com
mission has appropriated a sum of
$137,000 for the completion of the
Wapinitia-Mt. Hood highway. That
amount will be used to complete the
three sections already graded, which
includes 13V4 miles. . Work on the
road will be resumed as soon as snow
conditions permit. The money ap
propriated will be availabe with the
beginning of the fiscal year, July 1.
Shell Agent Movas Hera
Audrey Underhill is the new local
agent of the Shell Oil company and
he, with his famiy has taken up his
residence in Maupin. The Under
hillj have taken the George Cunning
ham cottage, occupied by Prof. De
Voe nd wife and have moved their
houehold belongings" thereto. Mr.
Underhill will take care of the Mau
pin end of the Shell company's busi
ness. N0 Trace of Drowned Man
Many people have been patrolling
the banks of the Dechutes from
North Junction to Maupin, looking
for the body of Attorney Humphries
ho was drowned in the river J
week ago Monday. Up to the time
)f our gong to press no trace of the
nissing man has been found. '
15,600 Eggs Per Minute
With the hens of the United States
aying at the rate of 45,600 eggs a
ninutes, the nutrition specialists in
he United States Department of
Vgriculure say it makes for good
nutrition as well as good economy to
ise eggs freely in the family menu.
4aupin Lose Residents
Mrs. Arthur Creighton and dnugh
er, "Samniie." left for The Dalle
ast Sunday and for a time will make
ur county scat their home. Mrs.
Creighton expects to take over the
nangement of her si ter'a hotel, the
Tourist, for a time and later may go
o Seattle to reside.
Dress Shirt Sale-
In another part of this paper will
be found an announcement of a
sale of men's dress shirts. Values
up to $2.00 have been reduced to
the unheard "of price $k00. Ati
that figure no man can afford to
go without a dress shirt. The ma
terials in their makeup are of the
bert while the stylus are the very
latest The ale is at Shattucks.