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MAUPIN, OREGON. THURSDAY, JANUARY 3M930
THE MAUPIM HI TIMES
MAUI'IN. OREGON, JANUARY 30, 1930.
Schedule for 4-H Club
In order to allow one dub inert.
In per month during tho school
days, a rgular schedule hits been ar
ranged on two school day each week
when the hint thirty minute of the
school day will be devoted to 4-H
meeting. Member, of each club will
meet with their leader on the fol
Covr BIomoib Srwlnf Club
Loader Mr. ItUm-he K. Hcdin, I
Will me In Primary room on 'I tie
days, Feb. 4, March 4, and April 1. j
Member ar: Dorothy Green Ainu.
Fraley, liouc Woodcock, M try '
Onxme, AlU ChaatUln, Nina Mat-,
thew and Nova Ik-din.
Tb Blua Ribbon Cookary Club j
Leader, lk-th Rutherford. Will
meet In the Science room on Thur. ,
daya. Feb. 6, March 6. ami April D. j
Member are: Alknc Wil on. Edna'
JIujfha, Ernct Klrsth, Alta Chatam j
Betty Slushcr, Nova Hedin, BHh
Rutherford, Una Turner, Gertrude
Leader Mrs. Maude Jovnt Will
he held In Mr. Joynt ' room on j
Wednesday, Feb. 12. March 12 ami I
April 9, Member are: Beth Ru
therford, Be i Starr, AJlene Wil
on, Margaret Appling and Kdna
Leader Dan Poling. Will moot hi
Mr. Poling' room Feb. 10, March
10 and April 17. Member are:
Bethel Snodgra, Jean Renlck,
Dororthy Greene, Irene Woodcock,
Jim Slusher, Greath Turner, Ralph
Kaiaer, Glenn Alexander, Beth Ru
therford. Harry Rutherford, Frank
lin Renick. - -
Leader, Wade Hampton. Meet
ings will be held Feb. 19, March 19, j
and, April 16. Member arc: Ivan
Donaldson, Glenn Alexander, Rich
ard Crabtree, Harry Rutherford,
Ben ie Starr, Nina Matthews, Allene
Wilaon, Lena Turner and Bo Wilson.
COLD WEATHER STUMULUS TO
During the present frigid weather
tho attendance at Maupin school
hun bwn rK'uW, with the exception
of a little tardiness. Massie and
Glenn were snowed in; they are
back now. TIiohc who eamc on busses
have generally found warm room
to meet in. Hot lunches have aim.
been a profit to those who come in
on the busses. Classes have been
held regularly with the bures but
j a lit tie off schedule.
j Tho.. who took the typing testa
failed to make (he required 25
words a minute for fifteen minute
with not more than ton mistake.
They aix- scheduled for a practice
tct kforo the ax.-inlly.
The Manual Truliving buy are
making a standard for the communi
ty club board, which will si mo be
ued by thcm-hool. The hoard will
stand tip from the ground so that
the middle of the structure will be
level with the eye.
The English clasj ha been study
ing: rule of grammer and should
show improvement in their new
Valentine Party Plans
A combined Valentine and Lin
coln' birthday party will be held in
the High school n the afternoon of
A possible program of mu-ric, play
and tending of Lincoln Is beml
planned. The atndcnt plan to drawj
names for Valentine and huve a1
win he enjoyed by ,n, lVrhnpt
many do not know that Saint Val
entine wan a binhop of the early
church. He w out u, death t
Rome in the reign of C'utudrus, FfclJ
raary 1 1. The Uy of hie death w
ret apart in his honor. During the
0ld time feai,t of the LupercaJia. cele
brated in honor of Juno, it was the
custom for Roman youths to draw
tablet from an urn. On each table
was inscribed the name of a maiden
to whom he was supposed to devote
himself for a year. Thi festival
Lester Kelly Finds Peace
Jty Taking His Own Life
HISTORICAL SYOP3I3 OF j. '
doings of if. l. cokbett j Uomestie Troubles Coupled With Illness Said to Be the
Candidate for Governor Ha,
Eventful Political Life and
i. SUte-Wide Known
Cause of Well Known Maupin Man's Suicide-
Kemams Laid to Rest In Kelly Cemetery
Harry L. Corbett, who has en-' Lcstcr D- Kelly w ( the pion
nounced hi eandidack for the re- j e("rs f tni section died by hi; own
publican nomination for e-overni.r-In ' haii r,.i., T , ..
Uami-a and mrchinir'ithc coming primamv. was bom inl.i....j .
- n..-.i.. ... . . wi-ing CommiTU'd 111 the hane.
rf r r F- ::.r,x
they Iwvf five tluldrcii three w' -short t -L . w t ,u
".v.mv., v. iveuy, ana ct-ceuent
her in year;; to come, for hu teach
ing and living example were all
to her good.
A a young man Lester Kelly
showed an accumulative spirit. He
became posesnor of what waa
known aa the .Stein section and
later took over the John V. Martin
320-acre ranch. He al:o owned
property of Five MJe .nA
pimnaaho road on the Flat When
lUIUHirr, I J. MP V urif tL...a
was , 1M3 that Mr. Coritt h-d an txmkd Z lu ""la reached Maupin Lester
imw n cBiwiuaie lor noitl.;n. ,.n. r.. . . . . rea izpH lha Tno.iKii;,!.
ui ..r i! . , j mm. uuti l,kw aavisea lebler to ko 1 I .v rv,umHra uie juace.
- vi L .1 it. j,y a UIIT YOLO HP Wfl 1 f i . . ..... I
ck-eted state senator from Multno
man county to fill the unexpired
to a hospital either at The Dalle ' boulfht a tract of land from W.
or at Portland. Lew left Lerl H- WUIams, erected a nice hotel
about 10:30 and came over tm I bul,'JlnK. residence and garr.g. ! ntor
WAS SHE SURPRISED?
:- " w ' , .. uowti on a Bed. placed the mn7!i
martyr', death, and was finally mer t. enable the citizens j of . 22.wlibre
m.i will La i - iL. . . IfiT Mllltnnmoh rAnnl. V..-. w ui Uio IllUUlIi
, " w inc wnt mat me r" a iuu.and wnt the bullet thouch hi, brain
practice of eho-mlno- .fi.v-... -J representation In the senate in ra . . l"0UKn.n. train
OUR SCHOOL SCHEDULE WILL
CHANCE FEBRUARY THIRD
Due t0 the lengthening of the day
the former schedule will be resumed
February third.' School will again
take up at 9 a. m. with one hour for
noon, and close at 4 p. m. Lunch
period will be from 12 until 12:15.
The fifteen minutes, taken away
from noon, will bo appreciated by
the students and teachers who go
home for lunches.
Pupils coming in on busses ran
taka advantage of the noon hour to
do their necessary shopping.
THE SCIENCE ROOM
Last Saturday, January 25th," a
number of school friends surprised
Mabel the occasion being her 16th
birthday. Was she surprised?
Well, I guess, when twenty-one romp
ed up the st"ps, either by running,
and with the jolly accompaniment of
greetings laughter and fun.
The games began with "Spin and
pan," and followed with uch cramea
as 'Teanut Race," "Potato Race,"
"Tin Tin," "Winkin'," and "Snap."
Special features of the evenm were
Swedish congs by Mr. Weberg. Mr.
Weberg played the harp. Everyone
enjoyed the piano solo of Bo Wilaon
and the vocal disturbance of Harry
When the clock began to roll to
wards the hour of twelve, refresh.
ments were served by Elton, who
distinguished himself as a first clars
waiter. Richard and Glady got
along pretty well without getting in
to a debate, but when Gladys did the
Chnrlerton, Richard could contain
himself no longer.
Every one had a good time, and
the party adjourned at 12:45. Those
present were: Harry Ruthcford,
Mary Greene, Nova Hedln, Bo Wilson
Ronney Duu", Bethel Snodgrass, Bill
Slusher, Elton Snodgrass, Elden Al
len, Glenn Alexander, Orvillo Fraley,
Ivan Donaldson, Beth Rutherford.
Gladys Martin, Richard Crnbtree,
Blanche Northrun, Bob Shenflin. La-
co Greene, Crystal Stuart. Evelyn
Powell, Lelah and Helen Weberg.
practice of chooaing sweethearts for
me ensuing year became a common
one an St. Valentine Day.
Lincoln' birthday i February 12,
ana an student delight to honor the
memory of thia great friend 0f the
.rF(nuiiion tn in senate in case E Brfiwn ., j. '
he la suceeMful 5 hi. ,0; ..Brown ho act,nIT "iana-
governorship." ' thc.b-
the wnate ir 1927, and twice wlrh" L a! 7 dmner'
acting governor durimr the JlJ .dt8C0Ve the corpse and
fmm h. r- . 1 I Ime"y gave an alarm, calling
from the state of Governor Patter- Dr. EIwood. When thf '.
amveti on the scene he found that
During the war he was chairman
of the National Coucil of Defense,
chairman of two state -M Red
Cross drive.-, and was in Waining
preparing to follow hi two brother
Into service when the armistice was
For year he ha had a dsep inter
est in the Pacific International Live
stock Exposition and vii recently
elected" president 'of the organization
which annually produces iU great
show in Portland. Members of the
Corbett family for many years have
been affiliated with the First Pres
byterian church of Portland
In writing of Mr. Corbett the
Upon entering the science room
one Is amazed at the tropical luxu
riance of the. plants in contrafit to
the tero weather outside.
The geraniums and coleuscs have
been growing rapidly during the
cold weather. Science atudenta are
aware that these plants by their
growth provide exygen and moisture
for tho warm room, in addition to
The horse's skull which wa-, used
in tho "Totin' Bones," a skit in our
Inst minstrel show, has a place in thu
science room. It is really inters, t
ing as well as.ornnmental. One may
nee plainly the way the skull is
Jointed and the different canals in
the skull, through which blood vessel
and nerves pass,
The science room mny be further
improved, by a new cupboard to con
tain the crowed apparatus, and its
wall should bo brightened by paint
Maupin schools were closed Tuch
day afternoon in honor of the funer
al services of L. D. Kelly. Mr.
Kelly was for nine years a member
of the school board and is kindly re
liwmbered by all students. ; His
daughter, Doris, attended school
here the greater ptfrt of her school
days and until the timo of her mar
riage last fall. The school extends
its warmest sympathy to grieved
The regular Friday morniiiir as
sembly was held January 24. The
first number on the program was
"Vnlse Etude" by Bernrce Hollls.
A talk by Charles Bothwcll on
"Heroes of the Air" followed. In
this review wai included: the first
'flight of the Wright brothers, the
first non-stop flight across the At
lantic by Aleott and Brown, Lind
brg's non-stop flight across the At
limtic, and the trip around the world
by the German Graf Zeppelin. Stu
dents next enjoyed singing old school
and miu trel songs. Mrs. Rothwell'a
attendance nt this program -was ap
preciated by all.
Arrangement is being mndo for a
special assembly t0 be held Janunry
111. Tho principal number on the
program will be a debate on tho
present system of Extra-territoriality
in Chliina, by members of the Fublic
Speaking class. Speakers on the af
firmntivo arc: Lelah, Bob and
Blanche while there- on the negative
are Charles, Richard and Elizabeth.
Students' regular music and singimg
Jviiend Smith of the United .
Brethren church will speak before
tho assembly February 7. Aside
from KL-hooi singing special music will
be a ieature of this program. The
chnol appreciates tho attendance
at these assemblies and hopes to
have -a g'od crowd present to hoar
Hcvei-end Smith. . -
LIBRARY BOOKS MISSING
A PARTY TO THE RESCUE
One of the wor t accidents of the
present cold spell proved to the din.
appearance of Massie Ashley from
hi home Friday morning. H had
his physic book under his arm and
wa3 dressed warm! v. He
dently trying, to maka hi&.way tJ
scnooj. Blinded by the mow he fol
lowed a rabbit trail into Buckhollow.
This canyon, so much like Bakeoven,
he followed thinking he was narin
After several hour of struggling
..v vi j. biivvt nr reamed ne I r r
was lt and aoueht shelf- ?"gon Voter presses rfceif in the
Urge cave. , He heaned ud . niS',
pile of brush wood at the mouth of , Wt Prc-fcuP,cd times. es-
the cave. When he tried to light the .1 " , " .T"5 t0 A 'vcr nce he was Uken ill last eum-
pne he found the few matches he mer At that time he had been suf
carried with him were wet This T j . . . 1 r
put a new thought in his mind. JLj handj f"to1hl9 pocket8' b:t hot tcm
went deeper into the cave and open-!ff"d ? Provocation' He has
ed his physic book to' work a few f8 "U'U f temPerame"t, it is true,
problems. He fumbled in hi pockets, A T Mi th fau,ts of -found
a piece of chalk, and began1 RPortsmanI,ke. unaffected
to work. I8 S(,,;lrc 8nootei" with a ke;n senso
Aftcr"finding out that Ma sie had ?f l) resP',ns'bi,ites ho-cnt in thj
Urted t0 school and had not been ! h Vf of th? .,Br?eJ ,ffalr .
there, the Hifh arhnnl t.ui.. lwnl,h ne W8a heir. nl W a n-
ceie desire to perform u eful, ho.i
t ruble public service."
death must have been instantaneous.
for Lester CtHI erasneri tho
(his Toft hand being around the bar
rel while hi right hand was at the
trigger guard, the thumb resting on
Coroner Zell was notified and in
the afternoon arrived fai Mannin.
Upon examining the corpse and sur
roundings he decided, that an inquest
was unneces ary, as the position of
the body and the fact that the wea
pon was still grasped by the victim,
showed conclusively that it waa a
case of suicide. The coroner tool
the body to The Dalles, where it Ws
prepared for burial "
Le ter left letters in which he
stated his act had been in contem
plation for several months in fact
- , , iv.ow ana came over town.1. . ' i,u.,0r
to the hoteL He age bailding at
. . . lewvai v, . -kI 7 aently went to the basement, laid . . , ena 01 loe bpf- That
wa, he d neat -the anniversary of the ?J the ",ce e res,gned , down on a bcd placed the J building ws consumed lost summer,
mart vr' death nj .. i.n Itwo week aeo to enab e ttm t r..n ... ' V - u w niuze . .
- hkii cuauuciea oy Laverne
Fischer as a garagtore and ma
chine shop. Hp a owned a ntca
little place a short distance up Bake
oven, and this heused as a garden
and as a place traise a few sheep
and chickens. y -
His parents preceded him to that
land from which no traveler return
some years, ago. Leaving to mourn
his demxe k his widow. HnntH
daughter, three brothers, L B. Kel-
ley of Maupin and P. J. and L. J.
Kelly, of Portland, and one nister.
Mrs. Helen Manley of Portland. J.
U (Jack) Kelly also took up hia
residence in Portland about three
In thessing of Lester Kelly
this section loses nne of its hir.
and substantial citizens. He was
known to nearly every resident of
this part of the county and en
joyed the friendship of many peo
ple of other places. He was as
square z any man, never waiting
for a bill to be presented but insist
ing that his obligations be met when: ,
contracted. His personality waa.
most pleasing. Always cheerful.
with a rmile and pleasant word tnr
all he come in contact with, he en
deared himself to all who made hiau
acquaintance. That he sought sur
cease from his early troubles by th
suicide route is to be deplored, but:
who can tell just what prompted'
the deed or to what ends he hnA'.
been driven. In death he will be
remembered as one who "shot
square" with all, whose word was; f
his bond and whose life stands out
as a monitor for many to emulate.
The funeral was held at Legion
hall in Maupin on Tuesday after
noon. The large auditorium wass
filled to capacity with friends of de
ceased and his relatives. The
funeral services were conducted by
hev. Joseph Knott, pastor of the
Methodist church of The Dalles, with,
interment in charge of Zell. A.
choir composed of W. H. Staats and!
wife, Mrs. H. F. Bothwell, Mrs. Rw
E. Wilson and N. G. Hedin, sang
several beautiful anthems ' at the
there, the High school student, thai
h most of them, wanted to look for
him. A truck load of students was
Uken up to search for the misting
On Sunday evening his bachelor
mate (Glenn Alexander) stopped the
rest of the party and yellod, "Hey
fellers, I'll bet Massie is in that cave
under that rock." The party enter-
ed the cave. There sat Ma sie on
a large stone with his piece of chalk,
which was getting short by this
time, working physics problems.
The snow had melted awav from
the cave because Ma. sie had been
studying all the time on heat.
Our hero had managed to catch a
rabbit, had picked a few dried luni-
per berries, Hnd had eaten all thi
dates off the old teat papers founds
in his book,
He is now back in school and is
familiarly called "E kimo" by his
NEWS OF BROTHER'S DEATH
Mr. Sigae FUcher Receives
The fifty library books, whb-b
1 were ordered from the Wasco C6un.
ty library in September, arc to bo
returned t The Dalles library Tues
day, Janunry 27. Two of theso
books are missing: David Balfour and
Margaret Ogilvy. The school fa
culty urges the students to look at
home for the book". If they are not
returned the student body will have
t0 pay for them. A new set of
books will be ordered for the second
Mrs. Signe Fischer received the
sad intelliigencc Wednesday of last
week- of the death of her vouneest
brother, Harold Nyquist, which oc
curred at the old home of Mrs. Fisch
er, Moline, Illinois. Death occurred
last Tuesday and was the result of
pneumonia. Decendent was a sinirle
man and was preparing to join tho
rest of the family at Los Angles,
California, to which place they re
moved last summed. He wiv. aged
26 years. Funeral was held at Mo-1
fenng with decayed teeth. He sub
mitted to the extraction of the teeth
on one 8ide and waited for those
wounds to heal before having the
others tr.ken out The euros where
the extracted teeth had been refus
ed to heal and he spent some time at
tho county seat under a physician's
care. Upon his return to Maupin he
complained of contiual pain, and for
that reason was advised to secure
It has been an open rumor that for
some time his domestic life had been
anything but pleasant. He seemed to
take that matter to heart, and that,
coupled with his suffering, prompted
the act which culminated in death as
Lester D. Kelly was born in Mul
tnomah county September 6. 1876.
Four "years later he came with his
parents to Juniper FlaJ, where his
father became one of the fir.t pion-
rvia vi uiai section, a year later ....v..o n hib
the family was followed by. the other servlce- Pning with that well knowrn
children. ao,J Einf.o thnf n J". "Beautiful .City of Gold.'
. wu V V Oil -
Pall bearers were Messrs. Dee Wood-
children, and since that time all
4n,iiii;i i5 nit ll Wlf CAt TUllUn 01 I . J , " "vu-;
Kelly and Mrs. Helen Manley, both !!de Stuart- E- V- Doty.Johm
of whom resid In Portland, have r)ncfer El A- Hartman and Dr. L.
made their homes' in this city and Stova"- The casket wa. covered
. With A knit . - 1 ,
lino with intnemniii U h .... I n the flat. " 01 cowers, testimony.
at that place Lester obtained his education in fthe regard in which Mr.' Keliy was,
I mo Tcnooin ot Juniper Flat and at ' roiul- , "igr
DEATH STRIKES FAMHV Twirr1' lakin a course l business """weu tne re-
I rl o I KIKES FAMILY TWICE . ii0 rit..ui i- t.:. mams to the Ke v cemetei v. a nlnfc .
vvtiVKv: n n iiiii&uiiiK luiu'II lo ma . - 1 " r-"
Owing to the strenuous attack of
Jack Frost on the Tygh Valley stu
dents they were in. no condition to
play the scheduled ' garnet with th
Cubs and Comet last Friday . This
game will however,! be played later.
Maupin hoopsters have been rest
ing since the games with Dufux and
(continued on last pHge)
Dyer Suffer Deatht of Relative
Twice in Five Day
Deaths, like fires, seem to come
in groups. On January 10th Wilbur
Hurst, brother of Mrs. Frank Dyer,
pas: ed away and on the 15th Isaac
T. Boehm, husband of Mr. Dyer's
sister, passed away at his home in
Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Dyer went
to Portland to, attend the funeral,
Hhich Joccurref on Wednesday of
last' week, returning home that even
ing. Mr. Boehm was nearly 74
years of age and had re ided in
Portland for 20 years. He leaves
a widow and six children, three sons
and three daughters, to mourn his
death. ' . ,
college as a finishing touch to his
schooling. . , -
Lester D. Kelly was the youngest
child of Hampton Kelly and wife.
He reached man's estate on his
father's farm and there met and mar
ried Mrs. Susan Sparling. The
couple hnd n0 children so adopted
a little girl, the child of a depart
of ground dedicated as a burial nlac
by: Lester's father, and there laid!
to rest until summoned ,to arise by
the final trumpet bla t.
Many friends will regret the death
of Lester Kelly. AH deeply sym
pathize with-the relatives , left t
mourn his passing and air will en
tend deep wishes that they may b
long spared to the people who have
who have j
Lester was wrapped un
ill the rhilil ond woiio Vn nil I '"g
love 'and care an owhv child ervnl.t ! Uw1 R,nonK them nd
receive. As she crew un her father I Learifd to love them- The Maupin
. i :. . Times Joins with the nther frtennn
in sympathy toward those left in
their hour of deepest grief.
H-ttppnw lee skating rink estab
lished ire this vicinity.
seemed to become iuorc'' attached to
her and lived in the light of her i
smiles and tender earerses.
The daughter, Doris, is now ' the
wife of Kay Wittman and she and Vfeftotf in Portland-
husband have been, making their 1 J 1 U. DcCamp and wife enjoyed
nome with Lester at the failiflyl'.c-ttbined business and pleasure
residence in East Maupin. She .j, trip --to-Portland recently. Whll
prostrated because of the untlnw-' there Mi-.-DeCamp had dental work
I 111. .!. ... '.'II.' l '
(j ui.oi.il vi un iuwr mis ins IIlL-nv
ory will be a guiding pgintcr fo
one and 'now looks like a 21-year.