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Page 2 March 22 2001 Quad City. Herald The following articles are not necessarily the views of the Quad City Herald or its employees, house on Bridge Street. The ladies of the Garden Club By Bertha Sinclair are all on their way home after spending the day on their knees, planting shrubs and bushes to enhance the Ghosts drift through the streets of Brewster I see cemetery on the hill. them often as I drive through town, stop at this store or Hilda Pulsipher has worked hard all day at the that, remembering what it was like many years ago, the cemetery, perhaps planting roses. It is time to start people /ho lived here dinner for her son, Jean Goehry, who is just now coming Look- there's Forest Wilson and George Beaudoin, up the street, his long strides purposeful. He, too, has standing outside the post office on Main Street, discuss- been working hard all day, helping someone who needed ing with some fellows what the town should do about the a strong back and a good worker. streets, alleys, trash collection probably. Steve Godbey drives down the street in his light blue On the comer at Lindseys, Mrs. Lindsey is turning out pickup. another cooker filled with delicious roasted chicken. Tommy Dundas is walking up the street, on his way to Ray Kline is walking across the street from Kline's work. Bernard and Creta Skierka are sitting on the porch Department Store, taking the weekly ad to the Brewster of their white frame house on Bridge Street, waving at Herald, where Ed and Ruth Esler are hard at work, friends who pass by. Their daughter, Alice Michel, just making up the week's newspaper, drove up. On the comer at OK Chevrolet, Howard Pryor is Sonny Holt is heading out to the airport to see if talking to a customer about a new Chev truck, while Bob Spider Anderson is flying today. The airport is just Lilly and Wally Wagg, mechanics are working on cars in outside town, where River Plaza houses are now located. the back garage. Shop foreman Sonny Sampson is Roy Barlow is coming out of his sister's orchard by chasing down some parts for them. After work Sonny the grade school, where he has been working all day. will head for home, hitch up his trailer, and head to the She will have a hot dinner for him. hills for the weekend. Stan Goehry is going across the river bridge to the Down the street in the other direction a hearty laugh is American Legion building, to check things out. Start heard. Bill Word is telling a joke to a salesman. You can always makes sure the jukebox has Glenn Miller's hear Bill's laugh all over town. He will leave Word "String of Pearls" on it. Motors, and also hitch his camper for weekend of fishing Ed Heath has been working all day at his nursery and card playing with friends, probably at War Creek. south of town. The new metal building is almost fin- At the drug store, Frank Day is filling prescriptions, ished. while Donna Holland mix sodas, milk shakes, and other Ernie Linder is going to the baseball field by the delights at the marble soda fountain, school. It is on land donated by M.S. Todd, so the kids Down the street, Johnny Ross has just opened his of town will have a good place to play sports. Many grocery store, and is already behind the meat counter, volunteers mostly belonging the Active Club, have spent Carol Ross is getting the bank deposit ready. Across the long hours working on the new field. street, Dick Weeks has just unlocked the doo of his Emie is one of a group of men who moved to Brewster grocery store, with their families in the 1930's, to work andto play Down by Webster Furniture, Frank Webster has just baseball on the town team. This group included George sold a new Maytag washer to a customer. Several Friends Beaudoin and Eli Driessen, and his descendents still play sit nearby, it is a gathering place, and Al Van Loan, John ball for Brewster. Accord and others stop by often to talk. Other civic organizations in Brewster have also Mac McLean is busy at this hardware store. Francis worked hard to make the town a better place. Civic Driessen is just dosing her office on Main Street where League ladies built and stocked the library. Their spirit she sells insurance. Warren Kirk is stacking boxes from still lives in the town. Their children and grandchildren his truck into the liquor store, still benefit from their hard work. From the school comes Marie Lautensleger in her pink And I still see a little black Scottie dog, starting home Thunderbird. She is heading home from a day of teaching after making his morning rounds about town. He bothers 5a grade at Brewster Grade School. She and Don will no one, nor tolerates interference. "There goes Mr. also hitch their camper and go to War Creek for the President," Carrie Foley says, as he pauses near her weekend, house, then goes on. There goes Jan Webster down the street. She's deliver- Perhaps you see some 'ghosts', too. Probably more ing Avon products, then she'll go on the City Hall where than I; I'm just a newcomer here. After all, I've only she works several afternoons a week. lived here since 1963. Just a little while in the scheme of Jack Tarbell is mowing the lawn of his new white things. Congress was By Don C. BruncH President Association of Washington Business Congress was fight to repeal the Clinton administration's ergonomics rules, a sweeping set of new and cosily regulations imposed by the former President as he walked out of the White House. While supporters like Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) and AFL-CIO President John Sweeney would have us believe that Republi- cans and some"dishonorable',Demo- crats voted to give "big business" a break at the expense of the working man, nothing could be further from the truth. First, the Clinton ergonomics rules affected all employers. That means United Way, your church, the city fire department and local hospitals to right to repeal Clinton's ergonomics rules name a few. It's not just "big busi- ness." Second, there was no assurance the regulations would work. It is very difficult to medically determine if repetitive motion injuries are caused by workplace duties, genetics, un- derlying illness, and recreational ac- tivities or simply by the natural aging process. But under Clinton's ergo- nomics regulations, the cause didn't matter- the employer footed the bill. System like that invites abuse, and there are always people around ready to accept such an invitation. For ex- ample, a few years ago at a Sonics game, I happened to sit next to a young man with a new brace. He told me he had injured it play- ing semi-pro football, but was col- lecting workers' compensation ben- efits from his employer. He thought it was allright to charge ployers havecome together tooppose his football injury to the company's our states sweeping ergonomics workerscompprogram saying,"They rules. The "WE CARE Coalition" have plenty of money!" (Washington Employers Concerned That's the problem. Folks who AboutRegulatingErgonomics)wants abuse the rules make it so costly for to identify those jobs with the employers that they either have to cut greatest potential for motion re- jobs or forego new ones. When regu- lated injuries and develop pilot lations like the federal and state ergo- programs to test what works. Then, nomicsrulesaresoarbitraryandopen rules that ,truly and effectively to abuse, employers bolt. address the problem can be de- Employers want safe workplaces, veloped. They work hard to eliminate work- This approach makes common place hazards and prevent injuries, sense, and represents a genuine effort They also want to treat injured work- to solve what is a real problem for ers and return them to work; it is in workers and employers, everyone's best interest to do so. But Don Brunell is president of the a whole new layer of scientifically Association ofWashington Business. unsound ergonomics rules is coun- AWB is Washington's oldest and terproductive, largest statewide business asSocia- In Washington State, a group tionandisWashington'sStateCham- of private and public sector em- ber of Commerce. QUAy CrlT HERALD LETTERS TO THE E The following Letters to the Editor are not necessarily lhe views of the Quad City Herald or its employees. page one, Dear Editor, They so enjoyed their time with Those who know my husband Ed Hope Lutheran Church, the la- Tradup, knows what a great teaser he dies meeting at Carol Warham's, is. Well before my twoolder sisters the great lunch at the Senior Cen- came tO town for a week's visit, Ed ter, the CHIPS graduation with said "We need to call the Quad City the "healthy foods" potluck and Herald and have them put it on the the Quad City gift shop. first page,"Beware, the HASSE SIS- They could not believe the friendly TERS are in Brewstert" thoughtful people that they met My two sisters, Inez Gehrke, from everywhere in Brewster. They New London, Minnesota of 80 years also said, "the stores are so dean!" young, we call the "rich sister", and They of course enjoy our three my. sister Dorothy Parker from grandchildren, the Driessens! When Churubusco, Indiana, age 69, called you get our age family and friends the "silly one", and me, Marge, the are the most important and your baby of nine children, faith in God. We also realize that Our week was filled with much as we have all gotten older each laughterofourchildhoodstories, and with our own health problems that yes, a few tears with thoughts of aU it is a lot easier to accept with ourlovedoneswhoarewiththeLord, God's love in our hearts. whom we miss, in our daily lives. Marge Tradl p Surviving in California Dear Doris, common to have people killed by Hello from the state of California. firearms, cars, and trains. The crime Sorry about paying the renewal so rate down here makes Brewster seem late. We lost the fn'st statement. We like a part of heaven. are surviving down here in Califor- Wewould like you to know that we nia.Idonotwanttohearanyonefrom will always consider Brewster as Washington complaining about the home and we will return someday. cost of living. I moved down here Say Hi to all the people for us. We because that is where I obtained a job willwrite again sometime andlet you after graduating from college. The know ofthe"GREATLIFE" down in rent down ere is about $2,000 a the state of California. month. That does not include the utili- We would like you to know that we ties. The eleetricity rans about $125 a do enjoy the paper and keeping up month. That is with using gas for with what is going on in the Quad- cooking and the hot water heater. In City area. We even enjoy the roSs- Washington I couldcookand heat for takes in the paper as we did when we that amount. Just when Washington lived up there. lowered its car renewal to $35, I up My wife read on the Internet the and moved my whole family down to other day about the letter from Call- a state that cost about $500 to license fomia to the peopleofWashington. It my vehicles, stated: Speaking of vehicles The people Dear Washingtonians: downheredrivelikemaniacs, Itseems Let the last earthquake be just a the more expensive the car is the warning. You send us electricity and worse they drive. They do not like to we will take our earthquakes back signal when changing lanes. And if and give you your rain. you hear people complaining about May God Be With You, the crime up there let them move The Cogars down here for awhile. It is not un- (formerly from up there) Cannot sponsor gg hunt Dear Quad City Readers, It is with regret that the Brewster Women's League is unable to sponsor the Easter egg hunt this year. The cost of insurance for this one public event has become too high for us to continue and still be able to contribute to the other projects that We want to continue to support. Jerald Aldridge of the Columbia Cove recreation center has expressed an interest in continuing this annual event. We hope that the community will offer their assistance. Many of our members will try to help him get this project off the ground. We would also help any other group who may wish to become involved. Sincerely, Brewster Women's League From the Pages of the Past March 27, 1931 B.F. Harmon has recently leased the T.F. Watson Ranch, better known as the Curtis Ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Wagg have re- cently moved to Brewster from Pateros. Mrs. John Gebbers who has re- cently had constructed the white Spanish type home is having a lawn planted and a stone built around the grounds. Thursday the W.C.T.U. meeting re-elected the same officers. They are President, Mrs. Nettle Whitinger; Vice President, Mrs. Anna Woods; Recording and Corresponding Sec- retary, Mrs. Ila Woods; Treasurer, Mrs. Ella Holden. After this an inter- esting program on temperance was given. March 21, 1941 The Brewster High School Girl's Club entertained the boy's basketball team at a special dinner. The follow- ing boys were guests: Dick Starzman, Alfred Yates, Tom Wick, Tom Nelson, vernon Holt, Wilson Shaw, Richard Renn, DOn Belvill, Fred Warner, Herbert Douglass. Delbert Bushered has been ac- cepted as the new Pateros school bus driver to replace LeRoy Wiley for the duration of the term. Bert Clark sold his garage in Carlton last week. The Methow Community Club's St. Patrick's party and dinner was well attended and a big success. Four Quartets vied with one another in the Irish song contest. The quartet com- posed of Mrs. Mabel Tonseth, Mrs. Harley Moore, Fred Lao and Lawrence Reeve won top honors. March 22, 195I Firemen battled for three hours in an attempt to check a fire which de- stroyed the caf6-tavern owned by Jack Sampson at 2 a.m. Saturday in Pateros. The Brewster high school has se- lected Miss Shirley Williams, a se- nior, to represent them at the Wenatchee Blossom Festival. Virgil Dunbar, George Peterson and Homer Snyder left Tuesday to resume their studies in Portland. James Bergenholtz and Tom Flynn left for Seattle Sunday for work. A party was held Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Word in honor of Fordean "Corky" Taher, who joined the Spokane Indians bas- kethall team for Spring practice the last of this month in Lewiston. March 23, 1961 Irvin Stanley is the new chief of the Bridgeport Fire Department, having been elected to succeed Henry Sorenberger at a meeting of the groups recently. Survivor of several previous crackups in his many years of experi- ence as a flier. Alvin V. ("Spider"), Anderson, 46, longtime resident of Pateros, perished Tuesday afternoon when his Piper Club spray plane crashed in the Black Canyon area. Kay Burgess had six friends help celebrate her eleventh birthday on Thursday. Guests were: Kathleen Burgett, Janice Holt, Chrissie Blackburn, Barbara Cox, Jackie Jess and Susie Shaw. Vera Sterley and Maxine Dixon where hostesses at a surprise party and handkerchief shower at the home of Edna Sollender on her birthday March 10. Guests present were: 13l- ive Schmidt, Draga Piedmont, Dell McFarlin, Marie Burton, Evelyn Pearl, DorisPeters, andJanTroutman. March l& 1971 Miss Marilyn Powell has been named by the Brewster American Legion Auxiliary to attend Girls State this year. Mrs. Jay Bendtsen, Mrs. Bert Steanes, Mrs. Melvin Hofmann and Mrs. John Sprenger have been named co-chairman for the Pateros PTA car- nival to be held March 27. New officers elected for Lake Woods Ladies Golf Club for the 1971 season are: president, Mrs. Harry Moe: vice president, Mrs. Cliff Davis; secretary, Mrs. John Cornehl; trea- surer, Ms. Hal Norgoard; and tourna- ment chairman, Mrs. Keith Denison. Brewster High School junior Marlene Marcellay will reign as the Coville Indian Princess at the Omak stampede this year. Anette McGrath was selected Mansfield American Legion Auxil- iary Girls State representative, with Diane Stiffin as alternate. March 19, 1981 Spring Zing queen candidates are Charmaine Minnis, Crystal Shenyer and Karen Brownlee. The following personnel were hired for the 1981 season at the Brewster Quad City Herald Established 1901 Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Published every week on Thursday at Brewster, Washington. Entered as periodocals matter at the Post Office, Box 37 in Brewster, Okanogan County, Wash- ington 98812. Telephone (509) 689-2507. Periodicals postage paid at Brewster, Wash- ington USPS 241-920. Postmaster, please send change of address to Quad City Her- aid, Box 37, Brewster, Washington 98812. 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION Okanogan $20.00 Washington State $24.00 Out of State $29.00 Out of Country $35.00 Single Issue .50 Subscriptions must be paid in advance. Notice of Church entertainments where an admission fee is charge, cards of thanks, resoluntion of con- dolence or notices Intended to pro- mote pdvata business of any kind must be paid for et regular ratss. swimming pool: DoreenWildermuth, and Geoff Brown, junior's; Vikki Dicken reigned over the evening manager; Rob Dezellem, Mark 'Driessen, senior, of dancing. Miller, USI lifeguards and Dianne "Haystack Hoedown" was the Lonnie Flynn was the honored Roys, Checker. theme for the Future Homemak- guest Saturday afternoon at a wed- Brewster High School all A's ers of America sponsored Tolo ding shower at the home of Vat honor role: Tawni Schutter and danceheldSaturdaynightatPateros Pritchard in Brewster, Tonya Flynn Cris Morris, freshman;CindyWindle High School. King Darren McEuin, was co-hostess. and Vince Hogan, sophomore's; Prince teve Hook, Prince Kelly BelindaDetering, JackieKasparek Hook and Prince Larry Cont'donpage7 Behind the Editor young man with a new brace. By Doris Vallance It was a GOOD parade, maybe a smidgen shorter than usual. Too many things going on Saturday baseball game, soccer game, Home and Garden Show,firemen and EMTs to seminars in Wenatchee. Who says there is nothing to do in.a small town? Back to the St. Patrick's parade, Carol and Pat Phalen led the way, this being Pat's birthday, his celebration of retirement, and Irish to the core! Cars, dune buggies and cute little ones, walking, riding, on scooters, andwith dogs, we made our way down Main Avenue for treats at 7th Street, market, followed by the dog show across the street. Results elsewhere in this paper. We missed Barb this year. She always car- ried one end of our banner, with her green hat, green jacket decorated with shamrocks. After much pleading, with a final you will do it, granddaughter Kendra and friend Brittney toted the banner down the street. Of course embarrassed to tears! The Vallance grandchildren were with us over the weekend. Grandpa and I had forgot- ten a few things since raising young ones. Just how high the volume goes when listening to music, TV, anything. Just how much can be consumed at one meal - if we like it. Gallons of milk, pop and water to quench the thirst. Grandpa got the late night shift, as he has always done, not to bed until all bodies are home and settled down. We did indeed enjoy having young ones around the house again, but Sunday after- noon when their folks arrived home, Grandpa and I heaved a sigh of relief and collapsed in our easy chairs to do nothing! Doctors report increasing evidence that a person can laugh himself to health. A hearty laugh benefits the lungs and cleans the respiratory system, the researchers said, and also provides a healthy emotional outlet, discharges superfluous energy, combats boredom and alleviates social pressures.