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MAUPIN, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1920
THE MAUPIN HI
4-11 Clubbers Sign Up
For Various Projects
Tuesday, Mm. Rutherford won at
choool receiving the names of boys
and girls enrolling In 4-H cluh pro
ject. New bulletins are being put)
liahed thin year. Club work of for
an unurual variety of interesting and
profitable projects. Members art
hoping for another successful year,
for Maupln has been a lender in 4-
U work and they want to keep up
the standard of former years.
Officers of Maupln. Club Leaders
association were elected:
Mrs. Rutherford, president; Mr.
Iledln, vice-president; IMh Ruther
ford, secretary. Mr. Renick. trensur
tr. The following have signed up for
Canning Betty Slusher, Grcatha
Turner, Beth Rutherford.
Home Cookery Allienc Wilson,
Kdna Hughes, Ernest Kirsch, Bethel
Snodgrairt, Alta Chastain, Betty
Slusher, Nova Hedin. Beth Ruthcr
ford, Lena Turner, Gertrude Kirsch.
Camp Cookery Bethel Snodgrass,
Jean Renick, Borothy Greene, Irene
Woodcock, Jim Slusher, (ircalha
Turner, Ralph Kaiser, Glenn Alex-
ander, Beth Rutherford, Harry Ru
therford, Franklyn Renick.
Sewing Alma Fraley, Dorothy
Greene, Irene Woodcock, Nova Hcd
in, Nina Matthews, Mary Greene, Al
Bachelor Sewing Jim Slusher,
Homemaking Beth Jtutbcrford,
Bessie Starr, Allienc Wilson, Mar
Corn Theodore Kirsch, Earl Ad
dlngton, John Slu her, Harry Ruther
ford. Garden Ralph Kaiser.
Wheat Harry Rutherford.
Bee Theodore Kirsch, Ivan Don
aldson. Potatoes Enter t Kirsrh,
dore Kirsch, Harry Rutherford.
Rabbit Jim Slusher.
Goat Jim Slusher.
Pig John and Jim Slusher.
Sheep Ernie Confer, Jim Slush
er. Dairy Cattle Jim Slusher.
Poultry Loyal Pratt, Leo Cun
ningham, Lena Turner, Ralph Kaiser,
Betty Slusher. Henry Wilron, Bonny
Duua, Franklyn Renick.
SCHOOL BOARD PRESENT
AT TUESDAY ASSEMBLY
The regular assembly of the Hi
and Seventh and Eighth grades,
Tuesday morning, were surprised by
having a visit from the school board,
Mrs. Bothwell, Mrs. Hcdin, Mr.
Kaiser and later Mr. Sluiher.
Mrs. Rutherford gave a talk on
the 4-H club work for 1930 and
asked the' names of those members
of last year who had not yet rcceiv
ed their club pins.
Mr. Poling led the group In two
of the Hi songs.
Ail were pleased with the new
"warming-up t fleeter" that the
Coach showed M Eight gold iwcat
ers have Just arrived; they have M-A-U-r-I-N
in purple letters on the
backs and a purple cub on the front.
The boya to whom these will be an
Igncd, will feel honored nt the pri
vilege of wearing thorn.
Students will be glad whon wc have
more regularly planned a.ssemh(lies
which will Include fpccinl music in
their programe. These will como n
Eight "warm-ups" of solid "Old
Gold" color with tho word, "Mau
pin" stenciled In purplo on the back,
and with a purple "cub head" pnint
d on the front, have been purchased
bv the Student Body They arc novel
and attractive and will be used only
at games by the fir: t string men.
The team has been progressing
nicely under. Coach Toling. Four
practices a Week arc held, two in the
evenings and two in the afternoons.
Cube Get Equipment
Equipment for basketball has
been purchased arc as follows:
Score Book 1.00
MAUI'IN, ORKGON. DECEMBER 5, 1020.
THEY ARE FRIENDS OF
MAUPIN HIGH SCHOOL
The Maupln Hi school are Indebt
ed to Mrs. Cnrr and Mrs. Ziegenha
gen as sponsors of the Girl Scouts,
who served the refreshments at the
clo:c of the mmr.trel. Girl Scouts
also no Id ciindy before the ishow.
Mm. Confer kindly assisted them by
making coffee and helping with pre
paratlons for serving, as she did
lust year. Thin rervlct contributed
materially to the aucctn of this
J school and community affair,
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PLANNED
The first eight grades are making
arrangements for a Christmas pro
gram to be given December 10 'at'er, so the event was evenly matched.
the school auditorium The First
and Second grades are working up
a Star drill. The Fifth and Sixth
grades are practicing for a Wreath
drill. Four songs have been chosen,
one of which will be a solo. The
Seventh and Kighth grades are ttagc
ing a short play "Miss Christmas
Acquitted." Seventeen characters
will play their part in this drama.
The gradea are co-operating and arc
working diligently on this program.
The Christmas atmosphere that night
will be expressed by the elaborate
Expense of The M. M. Minstrel
Eldcn Allen, as student manager,
shows the expense of the Minstrel
show to be as follows:
Co.tum.va 1 15.78
Books .': 90
O. P. Gesh & Co
Doughnuts, sugar, coffee.milk 7.07
paint, tape, cloth, paint brush,
tacks, nails, pins, fuse plugs ...
The Maupin Times,
tickets and bills '.'
The Maupin Drug Store,
cold cream and paint 3.40
Tum-A-I,um Lumber Co.
lumber and paper 2.05
We may be able to deduct about
$10 for rale of costumes and mer
chandise returned unused.
INTERESTING EVENTS OF
THE MAUPIN SCHOOLS
The danep given by the Legion
Thanksgiving night was well attend
ed. Many of the High school stu
dents were present The music was
furnished by a nego orchestra,
reported to be the best ever play
ing in Maupin.
After the "Maupin Hi Minstrel
show" ln:tt Tuerday night Mr. Ful
kcrson, government trapper of this
section, gave an exhibition of a
day's catch, which consisted of one
porcupine, one wild cat, three
coyotes and one civet cat. Mr.
Kulkcrson is one of the most succer.
sful trappers in Oregon. His big
catch of varmints was appreciated
by tho largo audience.
Mr. Hampton pcnt the holidays
visiting his parents at Cheney, Wash
ington. Mr. Toling Journeyed to Corvallls
last Wednesday tq spend the holi
days with his parents. He reports
that his father is still ruffering in
juries received in a recent auto ac
cident. Mr. Poling, Sr., has many
friends hero who extend their sym
pathy and good wishes for an early
Mrs. Joynt and Mrs. Carr spent
the holidaya at Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. DeVoe were, at the
Bnthwell ranch Thanksgiving.
Saturday Mr, DeVoe went forth
with Pete Kirsch and his lusty rab
bit gang to harvest Jack Rabbits.
They brought in 5D bunnies. Mrs.
Kirsch had a turkey aupper ready
with all the trimmings for the hung
ry hunters, who were as valiant
with the knife and fork as with the
weapons of chase.
The Public Speaking class has
taken up outlining of topics. The
first thing to do is to choose an ap
propriate Hubjeet, one in which you
are interested and that you will be
able to get across to the audience
in a limited time. The Hudents
are started out by reading magazine
articles and telling of them bforc
tho class. ,
All students look refreshed and
seem ready for the short session
between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Maupin School Boys
Stage Regular Smoker
Leo Cunningham and Emory Crow -
foot arc fight promotors. The Satur
day following the Legion smoker they
squared the circle and stretched the
ropes in an old tent house on the
lot opposite Mr. Confer's.
A few of the leading numbers on
the card were: Dkk Shearer versus
Billy Schilling; Jack Bothwell versus
vcrsus Floyd Addmgton; Ralp Kais -
cr versus Herbert Kramer, who were
scheduled a tbe main event. Her
bert is taller and has a longer reach
than Ralph but Ralph proved quick
Richard Crabtrce proved a capable 1,16 itooPcd his head to drink the
referee. The crowd was chiefly watcr fed wy "d left his lips and
made up of small boys but a few!throBt P"fhed with thirst,
grown ups who like t0 witness this Aa comparison with the above two
sport were also present. f8ttc8 we miKnt cite thc plight of
The admission charged was five thwsc men on JuniPcr Flat who have
cents for ringside seaU and onelbcn Pr"vin nd paying for water
cent for reserved seats. The total
gate receipts were 88 cents and thia
waa divided among the fighters, who
received seven centa, although it nA
quired a near scrap to divide the
Just to please tbe assembly who
wanted to see the promoters mix,
Leo and Emory put on the gloves.
Early in the third round Emory was
hit on the nose, and Leo won by a
All the other
bouta were termed draws. Some of
the boys wore regular fighting
trunks and tbe regular atmosphere
of the ring prevailed throughout.
Another smoker is under way and
the promoters promise a real sen
ration to lovers of the sport
BOXING GLOVES AT SCHOOL
The boxing gloves that were used
at the Maupin Legion smoker wero
given to the Maupin reboots. The
gloves are used about every noon
when some one tries out his skill in
the art of boxing. My. Hampton is
in charge of the gloves, and as he
has had some experience at wrestl
ing and boxing, he can supervise the
bouta and prevent arguments from
arising between the fighters.
COMETS APPEAR IN MAUPIN
The true meaning of the word
"comet" connects it with the stars.
Comets are objects of wonder,
speed, and brilliance. In the sense
of the High school it means some
thing speedy and bright, which ac
counts for the fact that the Maupin
Hi girls choEe that name for their
Intensive practice started Monday
and it will not be long until games
will be played with other schools.
The Comets, as the team will be
known hereafter, are determined to
live up to their name by winning
games this season, and finishing up
at the lenith. Watch for the sparkle
and da. h of the Comets' basketball
The High school students all re.
turned Mond.v .J f,
everybody had a fine time during Monday rning They seem-
the vacation. It seems as though (pd l,,ww,cd to tc!I of thr,r vaCRt,on-
this vacation was a serious time fort
turkeys The rtudents were thank-! Primry
ful that turkey was cheaper than The attendance Monday in the
chicken for once.
Among those attending the
gion dance from the High school
wore: Bob Shcpflin, Elton , Snod-.ing at Walla Walla with hi? grand
grass, Richard Crabtrce, Albert St J mother.
Dennis, Mssle Ashley, Laco Greene, Jack Bothwell had his turkey
Mary Greene, Bonney Duus, Mabel fea:t at the Dufur home.
Wcberg, Lelah Wcberg, Bethel The First and Second graders arc
Snodgras?, Bessie St jit and Eldan finding how Jumbo, the elephant
Allen. All report hiiving . a good
time to the music of the piano the
drum and the mournful sax. Tho
musical "coons" were clever and
Bonney Duus spent Thanksgiving
with his grandparents i" Maupin.
Nova Hedin went t Portland
where she spent Thanks ivlng with
Seventh and Eighth Grades
Those neither tardy nor absent in
the Seventh and Eighth grades for
the past month were: Henry Wil
son, Betty Slusher, Irene Wood-
PLAINT OF ANCIENT
ON THE FLAT
! Building of Clear Lake Dam Now
Looked Upon as Matter
t0 Influence Court
In his talc of "The Ancient
Mariner" Samuel Taylor Coleridge
remark in one stanza: "Water,
water everywhere, but not a drop
to drink." That poem was written
Bum Bntolf!ln 1758 and in parts seems to bor-
Ider on the experience of Tantalus,
wno, rn ureea legend, was, as a
punishment for revealing the secrets
of the gods, condemned to eternal
thirst. He utood in a pool, his chin
I levc' with tne water; yet whenever
with which to assuage the thirst of
their suffering acres.-
Within the past decade f ettlers on
the Flat have paid a total of $124,
800.00 on water contracts. In ad
dition to that amount they also have
paid J17.775.00 as maintenance
fees, making a grand total of $142,
575.05. According to their con
tracts they were to receive a mini
mum of one . miner's inch of water
for each acre contracted. But 'did
they even get that small amount?
We have been informed they did
not How much did they get?' Ac
cording to the testimony adduced
at the hearing held in this city on
cock, Earl Addington, Douglas Both
well, Rusel Holt, Ralph Kaiser,
Theodore .Kirsch, Herbert . Kramer,
Dorothy Greene, Bernice Hollis,
Frances Lmdley and Jean Renick..
Fifth and Sixth Grades
Ernie Confer brought to school a
few German and French coins which
his father brought home from the
war. He also had a knife as well
as some American, Belgian, and
French shells which were used in
the war. Besides these articles there
were several other interesting things.
Emery Crowfoot typed his part of
a Chri'tmas dialog. He used his sis
ter's typewriter, doing very neat
Sunday, as Lena Tumor and Alma
Powell were out walking, they found
bits of clay that had turned to rock.
They brought these to school and
are now studying them, keeping a
charp lookout for other specimens
of this kind.
John Slusher, who has been absent
for the past month, returned to school
Monday. John, having been absent
is the only one not includedl in the
Christmas- program. We'll have
work enough for him later when we
start decorating the stage.
Third and Fourth Grades
Loui e Duus has returned
school after a spell of illness.
Alma Fraley is absent again
account of illness.
The chilrcn gave interesting
' counts of the way they spent Thankr-
W Holidays lor opening cxer-
Primary room after the Thanksgiv
ing vacation was 100 per cent.
Glen Chastayi spent Thnnksgiv
Many attractive elephant pictures
are to be seen on the bulletin
Woven mats, made in art classes
are now on dr play in the Primary
A very attractive Poinsetta bord
er is on our blackboard for the
A Christmas sand table in under
Billie Schilling and Glen Chastain
are the newly elected inspectors for
this week. -
Don Stog dill came to school with
a swollen Jaw, resulting from a
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BARLOW GATE GRANGE
WILL STAGE COMEDY
"The Adventure of Grandpa" to Be
Pur on Next Friday at
Barlow Gate Grange, ever at the
front with matters of public inter
est, has rehearsed a three-act com
edy "The Adventures of Grand
. pa" ti4 will show same to the pub
jlic on the evening of Friday, De
Icember 13, at the Wamic halL Some
of the best talent of this end of the
( county has been impressed into the
ca t, and each member thereof has
faithfully applied himself to the
part he is to represent. Admission
has been nlarprl nt fid confo TV,
will be a dance after the play. Fol -
lowing is the cast of characters:
Monte Ray Jsme Zumwalt
Tod Hunter Vernon Wing
Otis Hammerhead Claude Roberts'
Officer Mn:Cormick....Vcrnon Wood
Lucy Hunter Alice Gesh
Dorothy May Hazel Johnson
.'uo. misy uopncoicn ! district
"- Nf0"'i Mamj George J. Childs, of Bend, presi-
Mane R.beau .... Camel Woodcock dent of the Area Council, will pre-
Kloompy ....... Ruth Whprton side and a large attendance, from
jthe nine counties served by thia
Govt. Farmer C. E. Andres was
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from Simnasho on business today,
t i . ,
SL F J ' r6y T7-
State Engineer Luper, in his decree
denying the application of the Wan-
initia Irrigation Co. for a further ex
tension of time in which to complete
proposed work on the system, savs
that "in view of. the evidence it
does not appear to the state engineer
that the company has exercised that
degree of diligence which would
entitle it to an extension of time."
The five years granted the com
pany in which to perfect its plans
for the supplying of water to its
contract holders were apnarantlv
wasted in doing next to nothing to-
ura ts4 am aIiawVi.. 41. - a. I
"u aiucuviaLing me water conai-1
tion on the Flat In 1924 a crew'
of five men was employed for a"
period of less than a week; in 1928 i, ' 1, V a
nine or 10 men were employed forT" th.e .re5ult .of study of
a period of 33 days, entailing an
penditure of approximately $3,000 to
better the system.
Last spring, during the run-off
from the mountains, the ditches were
filled with snow. No member ofi
the company thought to even make
a slight trail through that snow
which the water naturally would
have followed to the Flat and hund
reds of acres of land benefited there
by. No. The water was allowed to
wend Ha way wherever it listed and
the consequence was that the con-
tract holders' irrigated alfalfa fields
suffered from lack thereof. Of
course the company felt real bad
over this and oromised to do hettr
over this and promised to do better
Now up bobs a new pronoiition:
The Wapinitia Irrigation company
was absorbed by a new concern
the Mt Hood Land and Water com
pany. That outfit constructed what
purports to be a dam at the mouth
of Clear Lake. Propaganda would
try and make contract holders be
lieve the new concern would be in
a position to supply water next sea
son. In the meantime it is suppos
ed that tuch construction is but a
gesture, being put up to influence
the court in the appeal from the
state engineer's decision, by showing
that the company really means busi
ness. We have been told the new
company is capitalized at $5,000.
Very good. With a construction
program requiring at least 100,00 in
in view, it seems to us that the little
old $5,000 will not reach very far.
Tantalus suffered. The water
contract holders suffer, and their
sufferings are easy to measure. With
even a modicum of water last sea
son quite a chunk of alfalfa could
have been grown sufficient for
home conrumption and a little to
sell to stockmen. With the dry con
dition of the range at this time hay
promises to be in demand. Con
servatively figuring the ranchers of
Juniper Flat stand to lose approxi
mately $50,000 because of a lack
of promised and paid for water last
Yes, the Ancient Mariner had a
right to declaim about having plenty
of water handy but none of it fit
to drink, while the ranchers would
only be to0 well pleased had many
of them stock water for this winter.
We expect to have more to say
anent the water question on the Flat
in our next week's issue. We're col
lecting data just now and will dish
it out to our readers when compiled.
NAT. SCOUr OFhCERS
Will ATTEND THE
Interfiling Program Arranged and
. Large Attendance Expected
At the Meeting;
Charles Miller, of the Notional
Boy Scout headquarters, and John
II. Piper, Regional Scout executive,
will participate in the annual meet
ing of the Mid-Columbia Dechutes
I Area Council hinn t.l.l l Tk
Area Council being held
! Dalles Hotel Saturday evening, of
December 7th, at 7:00 p. m., ao
cord'n to an announcement from
Exea,tive W- W- het..
V"C 5 nCIUae
and proere: s and omp nmnniJ
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changes for the cominz year. En-
tertainmetn is being taken care of
by Marion Sexton, of The
council is expected. Many of the
- r - m. u.aaj Ve fcM V
j men are bringing their wives to the
...tmig so i,la une meeunir a year
the on mi - to the
Attendance is open to anyone in
tere:ted in Scouting, it was announc
ed, and all wishing to come are
urged to notify Boy Scout ' Head
quarters in The Dalles of their in
tention. PHEASANTS FOUND TO BZ
AN AID TO FARMERS
Stndjr of Birds' Stomach Made at
O. S. C. Shows Foods is
: Mostly Weed Seed
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?heasants have been lar-
" charfs be'"g mn
. ' l"c
ege expPrent station at the re-
01 ine M"e ame cmnU83,on-
uuus wi-re tujjiurea uy me game
commission all over the state on
July 1 and August 1 and sent to the
college where the conte.ts of the
stomachs were analyzed by special
ists in the departments of entomolo
gy, farm crops and veterinary medi
cine Weed and seed and insects were
found to constitute by far the ma
jor food of the birds, with only
!Jor ,f001 of ,the .brr.ds. w,th nl?
,Bmau "unw oi Held crop,. Am-
ma'od was mostly grasshppera,
lsundry beetles' chltlns and variou
small insects in adult or larval
Small amounts of rye grass, wheat,,
vetch, barley, oats and blue grass:
were balanced by quantities of weed,
seeds such as buttercup, birdseed,
bull thistle, bachelor button', wSldl
blackberry, rat-tail fescue, darnel,
sorrel, snowberry, wild turnip, wild
rose, sow thistle, wild mustard, buck
thorn, knotweed, trefoil and sedge.
Display Hope Chest
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Ameri
can Legon h3 on display at the
Maupin State bank a well filled
hope chest, containing many ar'-'-cles
dear to the heart of any bi:ue.
The chest v.i.l raffled off on Fri
day, December 20. Tickets oniy EO
cents and may procured of any
member of ttir Auxiliary.
Adding to Residence
Job and Earl Crabtree are at wort
building an addition to the residence
of Julius Shepflin. The addition will
be 12x24 feet in size and will b
joined to the present house. . When
completed the Shepflins will have as
nice a cottage as any in ilaupin.
Mrs. M. E. Bickert of Portland.
Oregon, will display the season's
most attractive apparel for Ladiea
and Misses' attire. For this as
semblage you will find coats, hat.
dresses, ensembles, wash frocks,
colored jewelry to match costumes,
real merchandise that is clever and
new from San Francisco, Portland
and New York, and at price; that
will be very advantageous. Now
is the time to buy absolutely new
stock at one-half prices. .The Mau
pin Hotel, Tuesday, December 10,
for one day only. Adv. . ,