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MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1929
THE MAUPIN HI
"Cubs" Driven to Dens
By Speedy Dufur
Lait Friday at 1 :30 the school wa
dl missed, for tho game on the local
field, between Dufur and the Cubi.
The game wai cheduled for 2:00 o'
clock but the whistle blew at 2:30
and the game started with a bang.
Dufur kicked and Maupin recelvea
on their twenty yard line. They
lined op determined to carry the ball
back down the field for a long gain.
Howver, tbe flnrt play ended In a
rumble . Dufur recovered with a , ijUred, while many were left auf-touch-down
as their erward. That fcrinic end many without employ
wwa not the only touch down made mulll. This is a national problem
or the only fumble. The game end- j but still it is one tlmt must be, a
ed Dufur thh-ty-eight to Maupin 0. tacked locally. The school may aid
The Maupin twam although much
lighter than Dufur was game to the
last, and seemed to enjoy the "ruff"
and tumble of the game on the grVn
velvet field? Why can't wo Improve
our local grounds? Iluu Itcnick
with the water bucket wan a can
stunt yardage maker for Maupin.
Every Cub on the teem played
foot-ball in the right spirit and took
hit punishment like a real sportsman.
Frhmn Ride the Goal
The class of our nine Freshles arc
feeling more at home now since the , Hcld be, ide the fireplace smokmg
party. They are: Bethel Snodgrass, 1 her corncob pipe and apparently hav
Evelyn Powell, Bonne y Iuus, Val inK nothing to think of, is aroused
Miller, Laco Greene, Bill Slushrr, j b' a knock at the door and the greet
Cecil Ashley, Melvin and Wendell j ' ' PBP Todd as he enters. She
Llndley. greets him with a curt "good morin"
The entire daa was drcswd and ""d "P"" Yr up chair," These
painted to represent somebody or tw characters, along with the
something. Bethel was a boy who was others, supplied many a laugh for the
very pround of hi mustache. Eve
lyn wag an old maid school teacher
at a party. Bnnney and Bill were
hoola dancers. M.lvln a little, "ft. This will be read by Mr. Hamp
flapper girl. Cecil was the clown lon-
that Is always around. Wendell was) Besides this number, the school
the poor old hunchback tramp. Val 'enjoyed an especially pretty peloe
wa., an old-fafhioned lady. Laco was entitled, "Love Dreams," played by
a handsome colored boy. I Charles Bothwell. Following this.
The Freshmen paraded around the
gym, to Bo's music on the Steinway
The boys were taken om at a time
to the baber chair In which they
were shaved with large sword and
then they received an electrical j next year. The sewing four, ex
shock, which helped some. The (flrls j hibited their first project Friday
had their eyej terted with a blacken
ed telescope. The boys, then took
the physical examination for avia
tors. Many other games and tricks
were played on the poor Frcshics
who stood the ordeal very well.
Special prizes were given to win
ners in the games, consisting of
wrapped packages containing "what
nots." old watches, marbles, onions,
cucumbers, shoes, garters, bottles of
milk and other valuable article.
Mr. Fred Davis was a welcome
guest as he played some fine selec
tions on his accordion, which were
especially enjoyed during the short
dancei after supper.
Refreshments which were served
by Lelah, Nova and Mrs. Dc Voe,
consisted of sandwiches, cake, punch,
and Ice cream. The poor Freshies
o worn with their initation, uto
most of the cream.
Beth Rutherford a Sophmore was
initatcd with the Freshmen, as rhe
mls&ed the last years, stunts. Elton
the manger, wore hoots, npurs and
a big 'six gun. If Bn saw any one
;hirklng he flourished his mighty
sword, and got quick action. The
girls all learned lessons In make-up
from Melvin who was as pretty an a
Everybody had a gay time, al
though the shingles were loosened
from the roof by the din of the
Teach" Picnic at Bothwell' Ranch
Last Sunday the Maupin teachers
and members of tho school board
were invited to a watermelon feed at
Bothwell's ranch. Everyone took
lunches and they had a real picnic.
All reported a good time.
Raphael paints wisdom,
sings it, Phidias carves it,
peare writes it, Wren builds it. Co
lumbus sails it, Luther preaches it,
Washington arms it, Wait mechani
The first is Toe's Idea of October
He has well described the dull sktc
and falling leaves of late outunm.
We have given the last honor of
Columbus Day, October 12.
MAUPIN, OREGON, OCTOBER 10, 1021).
(Dy Cludys Martin)
"Fire 1 a good servant but a bad
Fire Prevention Week ii let aside,
I to think and act, on preventing, re
stricting, and extinguishing flrea.
rire losses exhaust the itrength,
wealth and fertility of our nation.
They impose a tax on every man,
woman and child in the Uniteu
States, Fires cause a vast amount of
ImuMclnl losses, fire kill thousands
ksMiS for the nation, besides these
of people. It is calculated that 10,
000 lives were lost last year, due to
fire, and that twice as many were
Un t,c ottack against fire this week!
by considering and planning for Ir.e '
future safety of their community.
Fir t. they may aid by helping clean
up fire hazard:', and second, by aid
ing the development of careful ha
bit in their home community.
Last Friday, the students let their
thought travel to the mountains of
wtstern Carolina. Widow Cagle,
school.. Althouh only the first act,
has been read, the itudn-nts are
eaifcr for the unfolding of the second
whs the display of ribbon--, won by
different members of the school, and
displayed by Beth Rutherford. Mau
pin is proud of her honors In club
work and hopes to win still more the
morning, three well made shoe bags.
The in. tructor, Mrs. DeVoe, com
mented on the work of the class to
Iat but not luaat, was the school
song, The students sang with plenty
of pep and volume.
This, coming Friday the avembly
win cepbrate Columbus Day, with
recitations, and piano selections.
The second act of Sun-Up was
read to the assembly Tuesday morn
ing by Mr. Hampton of the Seventh
and Eighth grades, the students
listened intently to the description
of Ruff and Emmy's marriage, and
the scene of Ruff's departure for
After the reading Mr. Poling led
in the practice of the first song,
"Nobody" for the minstrel show, to
he given just before Thanksgiving.
Bigger and Better Mimtr! Show
On November 26, the High rchool
will put up a dazzling, dandy, dif
ferent minstrel which will be bigger
and bettiT and blacker than cMcr.
Plans concerning the various types
if entertainment offered are being
made. Most of the minstrel's music
will be furnished by a chorus of
about thirty, made up of High school
students and come of the Seventh
and Eighth grade pupils. Wc are
fortunate hi retaining some of lost
year's utars and they will again add
much life to our how.
There will be various acts, mono
logues, and skits. Novel lighting ef
fects and something all together dif
ferent in the opening and the finale
of the minstrel will add to the variety
Samples of novel figured material
for costumes have arrived and arc
THE LONESOME OCTOBER
The skies they were ashen and sober;
The leaves they were crisped and
The leaves they were withered and
It was a night in the lonesome Octo
ber Of my most Immemorial year.
Regarding Hunting On
Posted Premises r
Some question has arisen as 'to
hunting on forbidden territory, in
the school. Some people pay no (at
tention to signs but bunt on posted
land apparently defying the owner of
the land to stop them. I
The owners chief complaint Is not
that the hunter takes all the game,
but that there is danger to (tock
grazing on land that game frequents.
Just a year or m ago Mr, Greene
found one of bis horses dead hi the
pasture. Upon examination a small
hole was found in its head. Only
last year in a neighboring canyon a
beautfiul pet colt was found dead In
a clump of willows with numerous
small holes in his lower left chest.
The hunter or fisherman can pur
sue his sport along a stream if the
stream on the land will float a log
one foot in diameter, but the sport,
man has to stay within the high fat
ter mark. However, trespassing
signs have to be heeded. The best
plan is for the hunter to ask the
owner for permi.sion to hunt on the
posted territory. In many cases tin
owner will recognize tbe responsibili
ty of the hunter for damages in case
there are any, and will readily grant
him permission to hunt
New School Caps
At the beginning of school this
week, the arrival of several rooter
caps of purple and gold made thetr
appjearance. The boys of the Mau
pin High school are very pround of
these caps and persist in wearing
them, we understand, both night and
day. They, however, will be per
mitted to wear the caps on Fridays
before the games and at High school
student functions. Those who wish
will have the letted M. H. S. em
broidered on the Caps by the sewing
class. The grade rchool has caught
the style and are also wearing the
gay new caps.
THE LAWN AND ROSES
Everyone who passes the Maupin
High school pauses to admire the
green lawn and beautiful roses.
These lovely flowers are seen daily
by the students and it should Im
press upon their minds the necessity
of having and caring for all kinds
There is still room on Maupin's
fine school grounds for many more
plants, tree, and vines. The weedy
corners to the entrance of the school
building would be much more at
tractive if a bed of alters were plant
La t week w.is 100 per C'.nt f roil
ing week for the x Seventh and
The pupils in Mr, Hampton s
room arc practicing a play that will
be given on Columbus Day at 9:00
o'clock in the High school audi
torium. Those taking part in the
exercise are: Jean Rcnick, Theo
dore Kirsch, Ralph Kaiser and Honry
Fifth and Sixth Grade Note
The Srxth graders arc making
poster-, for English work. This is
to give practise in spacing, margins
Third and Fourth Grade Note
John Shearer came to visit Mrs.
Joynt'a room with his brother, Dick,
Pick is doing splendid Third grade
The Third and Fourth gradeo have
their snnd table back again. It has
been painted, refloored and zinc
lined, by the High school class in
Mrs. Joynt has mounted the Pal
mer method alphabet on the wall
above the blackboard. These model
letters, written clearly in white on
black cardboard, are thus always be
fore the eyes of the pupils, to en
courage them to make their writing
Mr,-. Joynt is teaching several pu
pils fromi the Third, Fourth Fifth
and Sixth grades a song, "Fourteen-Ninety-two,"
they will sing at the
High school auditorium on Colum
(continued on last page)
WEEK SHOULD BE
OBSERVED BY ALL
President Designate Wck of Octo
ber 6-12 a Fir Prevention Wk;
Statmtnt by Secretary
Statment by Secretary Arthur M.
Hyde of the U. S. ,. Department of
Agriculture, urging the people of the
farms and rural communities to try
to reduce their fire losses.
The week of October 6-12 has been
designated by President Hoover as
fire prevention week. The annual
observance of thm week, says Secre
tary of Agricultural, Arthur M.
Hyde, undoubtedly haa contributed
materially to the cause of human
safety and well-being.
Following the President's an
nouncement on fire losses in general,
Secreary Hyde called the attention
to farm fire losses in the following
"The farmer has as much reason
as the city dweller or any other
owner of property, to interest him
self in these special annual cam
paigns against fire.
"The loss on farms and in rural
communities due to fires has been
estimated to have been as high as
3,600 lives and $150,000,000 worth
of property in a smgle year. The
rural population of our nation should
give cerious and constructive thought
to this problem and make special ef
forts to eliminate needless fire
"Lightning, defective chimneys
and flues, sparks on combustible
roofs, matcher, smoking, spontane
ous ignition of agricultural pro
ducts, careless use and storage of
gasoline and kerosene, faulty wiring
and improper use of electric appli
ances, continue to be the principal
known causes of fires on farmt .
"The individual has it in his
power to combat these hazards, and
I urge that he do his utmost to safe
guard his famHy and property against
the fire menace. Periodic clean-up
and inspection of premises will re
move many serious fire hazards.
"The U. S. Department of Agri
culture has a special committee on
farm fire protection, which is act
ively cooperating with interested na
tional organizations In an. effort to
reduce the losses from fires on farms
and in rural communities.
"Rural volunteer fire departments
equipped with modern motorized ap
paratus, are receiving merited and
widespread attention, and represent
Investments which pay dividends In
fire protection, especially where good
roads have been provided.
"The rural ffre prevention and con
trol movement calls for concerted
and continuous effort by all concern
ed, with the common end in view of
conserving national resources, both
in lives and materials."
NEW MAIL, PASSENGER
AND PACKAGE AUTOMOBILE
Hartman Provide Room For Both
Paenger and Package
Truck Built Wider
C. L. Hartman, the moil carrier
between The Dalles and Maupin,
has hadj another body built for his
mail car and now hr.s nn up-to-date
ronveyenee. A commodious s?at
has been built bnck of the one occu
pied by the driver and that seat
made longer. The body has been
widened just one foot, the additional
space giving plently of room for
mail, package express and passen
gers. Mr. Hartman has taken out
a freight and passenger liccn e and
hereafter will carry both to and
from The Dalles, making intermedi
ate points on the mail route.
Crop Reduced by Drought
Crop production in to United
States is expected to be 9 per cent
less than last year tnd 6 per cent be
low average, considering all crops and
fruit Drought affected crops ad
versely during August over most of
the country. If prospects do not Im
prove more than seema likely, crop
yields this year wil average as low
as in any recent year except 1921
and possibly 1911. Orgcon is one of
the few rtatcs where the composite
condition of crops on September 1
was equal to the 10-year average, all
other Pacific coast and pacific noth
west states being below average.
WASCO COUNTY CLUB
WINNERS AT STATE FAIR
Ten Ribbon and Two ScholariUp
Taken Entertaining Story
Mrs. D. L. Rutherford acted as
chaperone to the young club mem
bers of this section who went to
the State Fair and who showed and
demonstrated their ver atility In tbe
various departments. The chap
erone wrote about the doings of her
wards but her letter was received
too late fur publication in last
week's Times, Nso we gladly publish
it this week:
Again Maupin scores in Club
work, this time at the State Fair,
winning two schoalrships, ten rib
bons and $12 cash prizes.
Twelvt Wasco county children
visited to State Fair and were
guests at the boys and girlfi dormi
tory. The first group represented
the county in a stock judging team
and spent two days there. Jim
Slusher stayed the full week and can
entertain with some very "Fair"
tales of club contests in Snlcm.
Alice Gesh, Paul and Raymond
Kortage were the members of the
stock judging team.
Two demonstration teams arriv I
ed in Dalem Tuesday evening. On
Wednesday Dorothy Read was the
first girl t0 prepare and serve the
$1.00 dinner a special entry award
ed by Governor Patterson. So well
did Dorothy do this that she was se
lected to wait on the Governor and
Mrs. Patterson who were dinner
guests at the club house. That
afternoon Dorothy Read and June
Statzer demonstrated preparing a
business. giri's breafast
On Thursday morning Beth E
therford entered the Health contest
and placed seventh. In the after
noon Jean and Beth entered the
judging contest in Home Econom
ics and placed third. They then
gave their demefcstration, Table
setting and table courtesies, in
whicA they placed first and were
awarded a scholarship to the club
summer rchool at O. S. C. Other
places won were by Theodore Kirsch
ninth in bachelor sewing, Nova Hed
in eighth in Div. I canning; Beth
Rutherford, sixth m canning Divt
II; seventh in canning DiV. Ill; and
third in Home Making, ninth in
sewing Div. I.
Two other Wasco county winners
are Carl Wrenn, fifth junior sow
pig; Alice Gesh, tenth in Jersey
Others attending the fair were
Ralph Kaker and Verona Adkbson.
The group returned over
Hood road Sunday.
Bought ReierYoir Site
The Maupin city dads and W. H.
Staats have gotten together at last
and have settled the reservoir site
matter to the satisfaction of all con
cerned. The city has acquired an
acre of ground adjoining the present
re ervoir and next seaosn expects to
build another and larger storage
basin for city water.
Advitc More Cow
The grand jury' which rat a couple
of days this week, in its report to
Judge Wilson mentioned the need
of more cows at the county form.
The jury also recommended the em
ployment of a traffic officer, those
now operating in Wasco county be
ing in the employ of tho state.
Illegal FUherman Convicted
Walter T. Downs was convicted
hy a jury in circuit court on Tues
day on a charge of having illegally
operated a fish trap at Celilo falli
on September 11. He will be sen
tenced by Judge Wilson tomorrow.
The offenso is punishable by a fine
of from $100 to $600, jail sentence
of from 30 to 90 days, or both, such
fine and imprisonment.
Ben Richardon Injured
Ben Richardson,- the first and
la t chance service station man at
Pine Grove, is wearing a series of
bandages around his body. Lait
week Ben attempted to reoch a ceil
ing and in doing so fell, fracturing
a rib of two in the fall. Dr. Elwood
fixed him up but it will be some time
before Ben will be able to frolic
around as of yore.
Brought School Home
At the auction sale of the Ridge
way school house last Saturday J.
G. Kramer bid in the buildings, pay
ing the sum of $53.00 for the school
house and outbuildings.
SPUD PRICES GO
LP PLACE THEM -IN
Over Million BukU Drf
Price Soar and Reach New
High LrI '
The total United States potato
crop is expected to be the smallest
of any in ten yearn except 1925.
Potato prices are high compared to
a year ago when a record crop was
being harvested. The September 1
government estimate indicate a total
crop of 349,112,000 bushels com
pared to 462,943,000 in 1928, 402,
741,000 in 1927, 354,328,000 m
1926, 320,915,000 in 1925 and 421,
So5,000 in 1924. Estimates of pr
luctioi wre reduced 23,700,0r0
fci shels in August principally becauM
of drought, and conditions have con
tinued gom.'vhat unfavorable since
the Ser lomber estimate was rraje.
It seems likely that the cupply of
main crop potatoes will be between
two-tbfrds ird three-fourths as large
as last year and about as small u
for any year in the past ten.
SPECIAL RATES MADE
FOR BIG EXPOSITION
and One-Third for Ronad
Trip Special Soiling
The Pacific International Live
stock Exposition will be held in Port
'and for the nineteenth year, October
26 to November 2 inclusive. This
great show which stamps the North
west as a progressive leader in the
livestock world will be the occarion
of special low fares on the Union
Pacific to Portland and return,
A round trip rate of - fare -nd
one-third will be put in effect . by
'he Union Pacific from all points on
he O. S. L. unit in Utah, Nevada,
Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Ore
Ton to Portland and return, like
vise from all points on the O. W. R,
R. & N. in Oregon, Washington
nd western Idaho. Th ppecial
fare will be available on the O. W.
t, R. & N. lines from October 24
-o November 2 inclusive.
Last year, in addtion to the
blanket fare, special low fare coach
ixcuprions were operated to the
Livestock Exposition. Similar coach
excursions may be nut into effect
J tWs year and Jt i3 expected that an-
nouncements concerning them may
be made soon by the Union Pacific.
WILD WEST SUNDAY NIGHT
Hoot Cibton Will Smile, Shoot Hi
Gun and Save tho Girl
"Smilm' Guns," with Hoot Gibson
and Blanche Mehaffey in the leads
will be on at Legion hall next Sun
day night Hoot will appear wearing
his customary smile, will choot sev
eral men full of holes and at the
conclusion will save the eroine from
the wiles of the desperate villynn.
Anyway the play will be enough to
satisfy the most ardent wei tern
screen fan and as Gibson is the fa
vorite western actor of many such
"Smilin" Guns" will be greeted by a
more than ordinary house. Manager
Miller promises that the second pro
jecting machine will be on hand and
that there will be no long waiti be
tween reels, as has been the case dur
ing the last two perfomances.
Hunting at Spaniih Peak
Bob Wilson chaperoned by H.
R. Kaiser, is hunting deer in the,
neighborhood of Spanish Peak in the
Mitchell county. Bob and Ralph
have been itching to get to the high
spots ever since tho deer season
opened and took advantage of the
return of Bates Shattuck to gratify
Deer Had Dutorted Horn
Bates Shattuck and wife, Joe
Kramer and wife and E. E. Sleret of
Vancouver, Washington, made up a
deer hunting party that hunted hte
vicinity of Snow mountain for a
period of 10 days. They succeeded
in killing three fine bucks. The
deer Bates killed had a pair of much
distorted horns in that they ra em
bled those of a moose. One horn
contained nine prongs while the other
showed 12 protruberenoes. That
deer weighed a little better than
'200 pounds. , -