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BREWSTER'S BRIDGE; THE GATEWAY TO AND THE OUTLET FOR THE GREAT CARIBOO TRAIL. RE'W R H RALD VOLUME NO. 31. WlbL ASK 1 FOR LOWER POWER RATE, Users Hold All Day Meet- ing At Malott. Endorse Basin Project Last Seturdey the Okanogan Vol- ley Power Users' Association held its advertised meeting at Malott. The affair was an all-day session and was attended by over 200 power users. Outside speakers were present to give views concerning rates end meth- ods used in other parts of the state. The meeting voted to take the fol- lowing measures into action: (Taken from the Wenatchee Daily World) 1. Charges that the Washington Water Power company has violated the agreements effected at a hear- ing' before the Department of Pub- lic Works in Okanogan on December 15, 1930, in respect to determina- tion of normal demand, use of maxi- mum demand meters and proration on fractional month accounts 2. A demand that the Department of Public Works conduct such an in- vestigation as will restore the cost of power to the small user to the 1929 level, that the cost to all users be cut to that justified by normal oper- ating demand, that a competent en- gineer of the department check the metering equipment of the power company. Back Grand Coulee Dam 3. Passage of a resolution pledg- ing the association to prepare a brief in favor of the Grand Coulee da-m and showing the necessity for more and cheaper power and the prospects for increased development if power becomes available at low cost. 4. A call to the State Grange, Power Users' Associations and other' organizations to organize before the next general election to secure and continue an effective governmntal control of the electrical power mon- oply or advance the program of mu- nicipal ownership and operation. i i i i q u i i im III I |i L Ill [ . . iii | ii  I I IIII I I I I i m PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF AND TO THE "GATEWAY TO TH E FAMOUS OKANOGAN COUNTRY. ' BREWSTER, OKANOGAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. ............ , , ,,, ,,, Benefit Dance Saturday, Jan. 16 i |l .ll i i , ]ii i Ill jii H i ...... PIONEER MERCHANT BEGAN BUSINESS 38 YEARS AGO Christian and Anthony Andersen, pioneer merchants of this city were both in the Herald shop to register recently. Chris and Tony are getting along in years but both are active and good for many years to come. The two brothers have been in Brewster for nearly 38 years, en- gaged in the merchandising business. i It is quite interesting to hear the stories they relate of the early days. Speaking of the days gone by Tony said, "We left Spokafie on the first day of July 38 years ago, or it will be thirty-eight years this coming July. We drove a team of horses from Spokane and we did not do so bad--making the trip tn three days. The Columbia river was so high that i boats going to Bridgeport were run- ning right over the Brewster Bar, where many orchards are growing anT. The Water was about up to FRED TYLER WINS CHECKER SERIES To Operate Trucks As Corn" men Carriers, Says " Court A benefit dance will he held at the Odd Fellows hall Satur- day nig'ht, January 16. The dance will be for the benefit of the Locust Grove Cemetery. Con- siderable improvements to the grounds are contemplated and proceeds of the dance will go for that cause. The management has secured the well-known Judy Myers or- chestra of five pieces. They guarantee the best music in the county, both old time and and- eHl. A feature of the dance will be D: D. Holhmd calling the square dances. Evidently Mr. Holland has not folgotten his boy-hood days when he called at the Four Corners in Kansas. The Hilo Serenaders, stringed trio, will be a special feature, playing several numbers. A prize waltz will he held. Supper and dance will be $1.00. [ ELLA. M., WATKINS 00---O County School Superintendent, who will speak on 'The Spirit of the Law' at the W. C. T. U. banquet :which will be held at the Congregational church, Saturday evening. After a series of checker games it has been decide d that Fred Tyler is the champion. Roy Plemons had hdd the title for several weeks previously. Yes- terday the Hot Stove League sponsord the tournament. Fred will probably hold this title un- til J. A. Clark returns. Clark 'is very adept at moving the discs o- vet the field of play. GIRL KILLED BY 00HOOL BUSt Slipped Add Fell Under :Rear,Wheels. Lived At Tonuket i _ J After she had 'alighted from the BASIN BILL ...... bus and was visaing beside it, 5. Passage of a resolution calling Alice Hutton, 14, daughter of Peter upon Senators Wesley L. Jones and Hutton, of Tonasket slipped and C. C. Dill and Representative Sam IS TO BE I fell under the rearwheels and was B. Hill to use their influence in the instanly killed. The accident hap- SenatetheranceandofHOusethe GrandrespectivelYcouleein DamfUr" PRESENTED:!t home.pened Wednesday near the Hutto'n and pointing out to them that the Witnesses told authorities the ,girl" people at home demand such action, slipped and fell under the wheel. It Fight reported the driver would not be Jones And Dill Carry ]is MUST HAVE re, Approval Of / held" Huge Project [ CERTIFICATES t t BRIDGEMEETING Next Monday the joint hill of t HELD IN SEATTLE Senator Jones and Senator Dill auth- 1 ., . orlzing immediate ction on the'huge| ..... ' ............  vireetors of ne rewster bridge bolumnta DesiT| rroject, win De pro-/ .......... 0" is  met in Seattle,last Wednesday D senteu in L.ongress. ;qLuu,uuu,u u . " ' IS Gamble of this clty was called to the estimated cost of construction of " the huge dam. Senator Jones earl- be present at the meeting and Fred Auto truck operators lost recently when a decision was hande ddown by Superior Court Judge W. O. Parr of Chelan county. i Nine freight firms wre allegedly  operating as common carriers with-I out certificates from the department! of Public Works. They must stop hauling freight in a manner contrary to the Auto Transportation Act of 1921. Three highways were stipulated in the case, which are the Sunset, the North Central and the Chelan-Okan- ogan highways, T injunction was at the request of Hee railway lines and the eerti- fled auto freight firms. Private Heullng Not Restricted The temporary injunction issued by Judge Parr, pending settlement of the case in court, does not bar these trucking firms from operating within the limits of incorporated cities or towns, neither does it bar them from transporting agricultural, horticultur- al, dairy products or other farm lucoducts from the point of produc- tion to market. They also may oper- ate as private carriers. mates that 1,500,000 acres will be brought under cultivation when the project is completed. The engineers, it is hoped, will be in a better frame of mind at this hearing. The engineers, after mak- ing a survey of the project reported it feasible, but it seems as if enemy promoters had changed the minds of those who had favored the program. Senators Want Re-Hearing The two senators who have car- ried the brunt of the battle, favored a re-hearing and consequently the stage is set to push the basin bill to the limit. Never before has so much pres- sure been brought to get action on a bill. The Columbia Basin Project is the largest ever promoted in the west, will serve the most country and furnish the most power, irrigat- ing a vast area of land. Truly the land under this project may become the garden of dreams as soon as water is available for irriga- tion. It is believed by those in close touch with affairs at Washington that the project will be authorized and that work will start within six months. Fury of Wenatchee also attended. We did not learn whether this was the annual meeting or was a spcial gathering to discuss business pertaining to the bridge. BUYSHAYFOR STARVING DEER Game Department Orders 10TonsFor Band In Ferry "County the level where the Peter McPhrsoz! home is today. We bought out . little store at Virginia City fron Frank Green and started in the busi- ne,6s. The boat company and those whc controlled the townsitc at Virginit city could not agree and Griggs mov. ed' his wharf upstream to wher Brewster is now located. We oper- ated our store at Virginia City fo six years and then moved to the new city of Brewster, named after John Brhster, a veteran saloon-keeper in early days. Our old store building was moved up later and was occu- pied as a saloon for .many years. It was moved again and selwed as the McCoy Hardware Co. home. The Big Brewste,r fire at last destroyed it, a landmark that had served at Virginia City as a trading post in the early days." NO DECISION YET ON P. O. LEASE No 'word has been received regarding the post-office lease. It is believed bids on two other bkildings have been submitted to:the P. O. inspector as possi- ble quarters: A now lease on the present site'will also be con- sidered. However, if the offic- ials decide to move the office, it )elieyed another business will Open in the vacated site. IRA KING KII00LS SELF Left Note Giving His Poor Health As The Reason Ira King, formerly with' the wash-' ington Water Power .company , here at Brewste, committed suicide Thurs- day of last Week. Ira King had been living' at the home of his parents at Ontario, Oreg'on, for some time past. Last Thursday he left t'he home of his parents and weut to a vacant building' in that city and hung him* self. He left a note which read' "When you are ifi poor health you cannot be haPlY." King waswell known here and was considered a first class electrician and was head linesman for the W. W. P. Co. here." STATE GAME HEAD VISITS COUNTY Sam Rathbun, state supervisor of game, has sent word that he will be present at the annual meeting' of the Omak game club vhicb.will be held in that city Friday night. The Omak" club is one of the strongest organizations of its kind in] die district. Mr. Rathbun Will also make the leading address at a big meeting which will be held in Okanogan the following evening. TO USE RADIO Case Settled Out Of Court INTHE Harris Describes Uses Modern Means Of Communication Arrangements have been made to covet' the Chelan National Forests by radio this summer, P T. Harris. for- est supervisor, reports. This is one of the two national for- ests that have been given the oppof tunity of testing thin means of corn- (Continued On Last .P, age) Frank Graham of Okanogan, was in this city Tuesday and made the Herald force a pleas- ant call. Mr. Graham is a pi- oneel' blacksmith of the county seat town. He was a 'village smithy' of the old school, but kept pace with the modern trend. He operates in a fine new stucco building. Mr Graham reports Mrs. Gra- he'll is slowly recovering from an auto accident, in which the Graham car collided with one allegedly driven by Louis Klaas. The accident resulted in dam- age ease ag'ainst Klaas and the insurance company. The case was'to have been tried in court last month, but settlemeut was made out of court. The com- pany paying the plaintiffs some- thing over $9,000. Mr, Graham in company with L. J. Jones wits enrottte to We/t- atchee to participate in a joint Encamp'ent installation. FERD J. SCHAAF O---00 Prosecuting Attorney Who will speak on 'The Letter of the Law' at  the W. C: T. U. banquet held here Saturday night Jan. 16 at the Corn gregational Church. Roads were in had shape after a Chinook wind end rain storms had swept North Central Washington last Sunday night and Monday morning. It is reported over 1,000 men were l at'work Monday freeing many high- ways from slides. Auto travel was held up at Ribbon Cliff on the Cari- bou Trail. Many autos were turned back and the Great Northern tracks were blocked by the slides. A special train was sent out of Oroville to meet the north-bound train at the slide. Mail was trans- ferred to the relief train while work- era toiled to clear the tracks. Snow Melts Rapidly The weather man dished up a warm plate and tire temperature rose until the thernmmeter read 47. This warm weather, combined with a chin- ook wind and spurts of rain started JANUARY 15, 1032 .... " '" NUMBER 35 OMAK TAKES ROUGH GAME FROM LOCALS OLYMPIA, Jan. l l--A herd of starving deer in Ferry county were assured of at least a few square meals recently when Charles R. Maybury, state director of fisheries and game, sgned a requisition for 10 tons of hay to be fed to the ani- mals. The request for state aid for the deer, approximately 500 in number, came from Ferry county authorities. The county, they said, is doing its utmost for the animals, but so far ,!these efforts have been insufficient because of deep snow. Overtime Period Necessary To Break 24-24 Tied Score Last Friday night the' Brwster I. O. O. F. basket ball team met defeat at Omak et the hands of the Biles- Coleman lumber pilots in an over- time game. At the end of the regui- far playing time the score was tied :,,t 24. In the overtime period the I. !cal boys sunk a fre throw while the Omak pill-tossers succeeded in net- ting one while in play, The final score was 25-26 in favor of the sewmill representatives. Lyle McCormick, Brewster e0ach, .ent the second string to the battb, front and at the end of tim half O- mak let 15 to 3. This handicap, it was doped out would soon be ov,,r- come when the first squad of basket shooters were unleashed by th,. Brewster coach. Brewster Gained The features of the seco,d half were rough playing' and the Odd Fel- lows' steady gain. The game was ia the air until the whistle blew at the end of the overtime period. Perkins was the sr for the Omakers while Moore, Gllden and Feathertone di- vided the honors for the Brewster ill Qn. rfhe really bad f,ture of the Fme was the fact that Omak fur- nished a referee who was unable to keep up with the game and who was not too well acquainted with the rules. This game against the Omuk lum- ber priers was a praetlce game and Coach McCormick gave all his men a chance at play. According to the dope sheet tile Brewster squad will take the Omak team into camp when the return 'ame is played here. The I. O. O. F. team is anxious to LANDSLIDES t '' listed, although league plans are un- BLOCK TRAIN ,er way. A meeting' of team repres- mtativcs was callec{ but isle to bad roads the meeting was postpol)ed. CARS HALTED local squad is keeping ingood '.rim and the n(.xt ganle should see De.l[ .he boys in the "l,hk." Mail laAndyed AUtOBy TonsTraffiCof W 66i G-R-0 WERe Earth } MEET IN YAKIMA State Group Holds Annual the snow nielting, c,using'it to settle FORESTS about eight inches. Roads and streets filled with water and slush. "" The next (lay the temlaerature .,',- dropped again, the thermomtcr now Ut indicating between l0 and 20 above. 1 The roads in all sections were a!- most impossible o travel, in some places the slush and water hindered traffic while in other places slides completly blocked the roads. The t)ighwltys across the mountains are l:eported open but are dangerous to travel as they are quite slippery. Especially after the tlmw and then the following freeze, eaus:ng a glare of ice. Gathering This Month The annual meeting of the Wash- ington State Wool Growers' Associa- tion has been annnouneed for Jan- aary 21. and 22 and will be heht in Yakima, according to Forest Super- visor P. T. Harris, who plans o at- tend the meeting. This meeting is always very well attended by sheepmen fro:n through- , ut the state, he sltys, and it] addi- tion to the business of the associa- tion and discussions on points of in- ' ii has become a time and place f,)r forest officials to meet the per- :sitters and new applicants for for- : st range. The past year's use of the range i:. discussed and p|ans made for the coming season and the reff.ular an- mini meeting' of tit ChelaP, Forest Users association is heht at tat time. It iv expected that all appliations for she,,p range will I)e reeeivl at this meethlg, Harris stted further. Herdc To Me*t Later in the yogi', i t Jiun4 ,, a.met, ing primarily for the lrders' and camp tenders will he hehl, Mr. ar- ris says. This gives an opportunity for the men who ar,, actually cariqg for the sheep on the range to get to- ether with the local forest officials (Continued On Last I) /