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I IIII I i ii HERALD - R00EPORTER OFFICIAL PAPER FOR THE TOWNS OF BREWSTER, PATEROS and BRIDGEPORT _TiIlVlE NO. 44 SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR | BREWSTER, OKANOGAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. APRIL 19, 1945 NUMBER 42 Special Session of Ldslature Forecast For Fall of Tis Year Olympia-- Unofficial and en- tirely wTthout confirmation we have what seems to be logical reasoning to the efPeet ,that there will be a special session of the legislature called late in the year, perhaps October. The prime rea- son for such an action on the part of Governor Mon C. Wall- gren would be the passage of tea- ers retirement legislation whifh wou'ld replace the bill e- ; toed by the Governor following the regular session. The state- ment in the veto message regard- ing defects in ,the bill as passed ere no doubt in good faith and whether 'reasoning behind the ve- to was sound or nat facts remain that the bill was vetoed and there is need for a retirement law for teachers. In fact there are two good reasons One is the actual need for the teachers and the' other is the political implications involved if there is no new bill ,to replace the vetoed one. Governor WouM Naturally Like To Pacify Teachers Aside from the fair treatment = of school ,teachers in alt parts of the state, the Governor no doubt would like .to have that issue set- tled before the election next year where it will surely be an issue if not disposed of before that t'une and no doubt would be a handi- cap fo any Wallgren backed canidates for the legislature. There. are other issues 'too which could be disposed of to adv/n- However if a special session ! is called it seems safe to predict that it will be for the purpose of ____smothing J-t-affairs of state ch*atters as liquor by the drink legislation and other "hot" issues will be avoided if possible. Publishers Have Different Ideas Of Political Possibil|tes Publisher Cramer of the Blaine Journal says editorially however, "When the special ses- sion convenes the liquor-by-the- drink bill will come up...we pre- dict it will be the cocktail bar or nothing!" Speaking of Governor Wallgren editorially .the Grand- view Herald, Tullius J. Brown, editor, says, "It would not be surprising if the parerLts of the , state started a recall, and .if they do the Governor will be in for a hard fight." To all of which we add that while the Governor has incurred the ill will of a number of groups of voters he" will no doubt spend eensiderable time on the matter of repairing fences during ,the coming months and time heals many wounds. We be- lieve the moral to ,this situation is that no governor should be obliged to go into a legislative session until he has been in of- fice several morths. Test Seems Likely On Pay In- crease For County Officiah From various points of the compass come rumblings to the effect that there are considerable misgivings about, paying county officials the additional amount in county funds which was pro- vided by a bill passed by .the le- gislature creating a county com- mission. This was of course ad- mittedly a means of increasing payor county officials which is to Say the least not as contem- plated by those who drew the laws creating these offices and their salaries. From the tact that previous attempts tc get increas- es in the conventional manner have failed and ,this new and "re- volutionatT" method was used it can be understood why local eountp officials who have the re- sponsibility of these paymerts, hesitate to deliver the warrants. Some one of them might be asked to make good the amount on his bond. A test of the legality of ,this law seems likely. It will per- haps come as a refusal of some county official to make the pay- ments. The courts then @ill de- cide if the law as passed is really legal andwill stand .the test. Eli Driessen has returned from Spokane where he had been for :. medial treatmertt. PLAN POST WAR ROADWORK DistriCt Highway .Engineer Mark Forgey of Wenatchee, ac- companied by State Aid Engineer Calvin S COx, conferred with the county commissioners Monday on post war road work Mr. Forgy stated there would be available matching federal funds, withmuch red tape of allocation removed. He stated ,he was particularly interested in seeing road 10 A completed as soon as possible. WORK SLOW IN ORCHARDS Cold Weather Hinders Use of Labog The fruit" area in Okanogan County and ,the Bridgeport secL tion in Douglas County has 550 Mxical Nationals for orchard word but little work is available for them. Cold weather, which is delaying early farm work gner- ally throughout .the state, is block- ing the use of this lalor. How- ever, most groers ae having the Mexicans they signed up for last fall, do odd jobs and repair work until the regular orchard work starts. " More of ,these workers are ex- pectl shortly tlugh the diffi- culty of finding.work for them will- .he |essened considerably when warm wather starts: Crop are behind: frem 10=daw to two weeks throughout the state this spring on aeount of weather conditions according to the agricultural agents. There are approximaty 95 of these Mexican laborers wlo are doling mostly odd jobs in ,the Omak area until the work starts. There are quite a number in Oro- Ville and Okanogan with several section. Reports are ,that practically everyone who has contracted for the Mexican laborers have tak- en these men and are keeping them busy in this sti0fi though  some of the Mexicans are still looking for work. SGT. BARBER WED IN LANSING Miss Ann Ienton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs A.C. Fenton, and Sgt. Melborn Barber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melborn Barber, Sr., were married at the Baptist Church March 22nd by. Rev. P. A. Bloom at Lansing, Michigan. A sister of the groom, Mrs. Ge- nevieve Goldacker, of Lansing, was bridesmaid, and Max Sand- 7 TH WAR LOAN ASK $1,620,000 OF COUNTY PEOPLE BIGGEST CHALL.NGE The greatest task ever assign- ed to Okanogan County War Finance Conmdttee is represent- ed by the 7th War Loan quota of $720}000 for "E" Bond sales as- signed to the county today by the gtate War Finance Committee. In addition to this quota for .'E* Bonds, the county's quota for Other Individual sales is $70,0.00 with a quota for Corporation sales of $200,000, making a grand total to be raised of $1,620,000. The announcement was mle today by John E. Maley chairman of the Okanogan Coun- ty War Finance Committee, who said: ".The q' Bond quota assig- ned to Okanogan County makes the Tth War Lom the biggest job we have ever tackled. The nation- al quota for sales of 'E' Bonds has been set at t'Ixe enormous figure of $4,000,000,00.0 and the 'E' quota for the state of Wash- ingn is $86,000,000, far the highe that .hU. ver been assig- ned .:to us. In , keeping, with the policy of the Treasury to raise as much as possibl from 1miss to Individuals, this challenge has been set before the War Finance Committee. The intensified Payroll Savings Drive will carry from April 9th, with the general solicitation for 'E' Bond sales throughout the county getting under, way May 14th. Sales.of Coupon Bonds to Indivi- dual and Corporations will start on June 18th and run through June 30th; the final accounting date of tlm Drive will be July Chairman Maley added: 'Oka- nogan County has an enviable record for the pa x War Loan Drives and w earnestly ask the cooperation of all our citizens in enabling us to carry forward our perfect record and to surpass this quota as well." GETS SUSIENDED SENTENCE Alex Charley who was arrested feh sideswiping Merrill Woods car on the highway, was given a 30, day jail sentence, with 15 days .already served suspended, and his drivers license revoked for one year and payment of $150.00 to Woods for damage to his car. He also paid $2.00 rost. One of the Herald-Reporter's old time subcribers, J. N. Petti' of Cashmere, writes to continm his subscription. He reports tha OLD SUBSf:RIBER GARDEN CLUB ENJOYS PAPER BR[DGrEPORT I Birthdays Celebrated BRIDGEPORT, WASH. - The he has been taking the Brewster Bridgeport Garden Club met April paper for the past 25 years and xpects to continue for life. 13th at the home of Mrs. Stanley Mr. Pettit has been in poor health for the past several years and is particularly ahxious when Friday arr/ves so he can get his Herald-Reporter  get word about all his Brewster friends. ARMY NEEDS WOOL SUITS Discharged army veterans and their relatives in the Northwest were asked ,this week to take out of moth balls unneeded army wool clothing and return it to the army to help meet a shortage which has become acute. Colonel 'F. B.  Myer, com- manding officer of Seattle Army Service Forces Depot, in issuing a second announctment on the subject, stated tha reserves of wool items were ,rather tight" and the overseas and continental need for them is urgent. Persons who have unwanted wool uniforms can return them to "ctive duty" by shippirg them express collect to the near- est army post addressed to Post Quartermaster, attention Cloth- ing and Equipage ,Classification Officer. In the state of Washing- ton, parcels should be sent to Ft. Lewis, Washington. Hotels and cleaning establish- ments who may be holding aban- doned army clothing may dispose of it in the same manner. Unpaid charges on such clothing will he paid by the army. if a bill is in- cluded in the package of return- ed goods, the army said. PROBABLI LIST OF GRADUATES ,Betsy Milner will. be the vale- dictorian and Barbara Harper lhe salutatorian of this year's grad- uating class at Brewster High. Commencement exer.cises will be held on Tttesday'evening, May 22nd at 8 o'clock in the Brewster Gymnasium. Baccalaureate will be on Sun- day, May 20th. Plans are now be- ing formulated for the programs for those events. The list of probable graduates includes the following: Martha Brabler, Howard Gamble, Bar- bara Harper, Paul Lawless, Betsy Milner, Colleen Smith, Ruth Sines, Tex Troutman, Freda Wad- dell and Shirley Washhurn born, T4, who canfe back freml Dlf/O/1]]rt E'VD1P'PIP/ the Aleutians with Sgt. Barber, I J][ ,[Ik  L ][- r,' J[ r. was best man..TIN'I6MIN' The bride was dressed in a - AT q MITITTItJP brown suit with aqua accessories [ "" ' v .tava U l|/tL J[ 1, and her bridesmaid wore navy[ blue with rose accessories. Mrs. I , Good Program Has Been Plan-a Melborn Barber, Sr., wore brown[ "-- and white ' Arran e -- -  ----------'- Sgt. Barber" servl in'the Aleu [-! . gem nr nav been completed at Okanogan for the tians 34 months and will be trans I amval of a large number of stockmen for the County Live- ferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., for[ stock Association's Annual Meeting, which will .be held at the advanced infantry training. Mrs.' Avalon Theatre. The meeting will start at 10:30 A.M. Saturday Barber is a graduate of Qu_een Ann High School of Seattle. : PLAN TO ATTEND CONVENTION The regular meeting of te Pa teros Junior Women's Club was an interesting one. It waS held on Thursday, April 12th, in the Club House, with Mrs. Wilbur Ricketts as ostess. The business of the evening included making plans for the Allied Clothing Drive, a report on the Lending Library, and a discussion *'of acquiring more books was held. Reservations were made to at- tend the Federated Women's Club Convention being held in Wenat- thee on Saturday, April 21st, and Mrs. Ethel Burgett, President, was dhosen as dlegate. The meet ing closed with a most interesting book report )f Edna Ferber's new novel "Great Sin," given by Zola Erwin Members were advised to turn out for the next meeting, at which a bit of surprise entertain- ment will be given. DIVORCE GRANTED An interlocutory decree of di -; vorce has been granted in Super- ior Court to Dorothy Riehart from Virgil Riehart. April 21SL The program is as follows: 10:30--Welcome - Larry Gould, President, Chamber of Commerce. 10:40 -- Response by Walter B. Schrock, President, County Livestock :Association. President's Report. 1@:5- Secretary-Treasurer's Report - Bill ancher 1:00 -- "Your Ranges" - N. J. Penick, Supervisor, Chelan National Forest. 11:30 -- " GrasSes " - Vernon Chapman, County Extension Agent. 11:40 -- Introductions ' 11:60 -- Committee Assignments. 12:00 -- Noon. 1:$0 -- "The State Department of Agriculture- Fred Martin, Director, State Department of Agriculture. 1:45 -- "Bang's Disease" - Dr. Wilbur Kilpatrick, Division of Dairy and Livestock, State Department of Agriculture. 2:15 -- "Cattl Grub and Lice Control - Ross Woodard, Loomis,, and Ala Rogers, Ellensburg. 3:00 -- "Livestock Legislation" - Robert M. French, Okanogan. 3:15 -- Address, Dr. Wilson C. Compton, President, State College of Washington. 3:45 -- Committee Reports, 4:15 -- Election.of Offictrs. 6:80 "-- Banquet, Graingor School. Shaw The meeting was called to order by the vice. president Mrs. Stanley Shaw in the absence of Mrs. Troutman. Mrs Ed. Wilson a former member was re-instated to membership siace she has re- turned to Brewster to live. The club voted to donate a tree or shrub to the school or cemetery and the following committee was appointed to decide upon it. Mrs. Herman Cornehl, Mrs. Ed. Wilson and Mrs. Stanley Slade. Mrs. Her- man Willms was appointed to see that flowers were sent to Mr. Troutman who is in the hospital. Mrs Ed Wilson was appointed chairman of the penny fund com- mittee to provide flowers for the sick mmbers. At the close of the business meeting, Mrs. Herman program .chairman presented the program. In memory of our de- ceased president, the club stood and reverently repeated the Lords Prayer. Mrs, Wilfred Shaw read' a paper on petunias, "Useful Things in our Gardens," Mrs. Herman Willms; Mrs. Mackey, Mrs. Slade, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Monroe and Mrs. Asmussen gave a summary of the life of J. Ster- ling Morton, the founder of Ar- bor Day. After the program, birthday cakes honoring the birthdays of Mrs. Troutman and Mrs. Shaw were presented by Mrs. Wilson and enjoyed by all. HONORABLE DIS- CHARGE FROM NAVY Adele Marie'Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A, C. Fenton of _t Cre Orchards, was Honor- ably Discharged from the U. S Navy. She was in training at Ala-" meda, Calif. Mrs. Wilson arrived home last week for a visit with her parents. She will return to Seattle to reside with her hus- band's mother and father. Mr. Wilson is in the Army and is sta- tioned now at Camp Planche. La. SURVIVORS OF SHIP REACH HOME Nearly 400 survivors of the hard-hitting U. S. Navy escort carrier Bismarck Sea, which was sunk by enemy aerial attack on l%bruary 21st off Iwo Jima, cheered as they set foot again on the mainland in San Francisco. Among the survivors, who axe now on leave is, J P. Holloway, Slc of Brewster. The "Bluejackets and officers had struggled helplessly for two to four hours in mountainous, icy waters bfore ,they were rescued' by Naval vessels. Nearly 100 of their shipmates were killed as Jap machine gunners strafed them in the heavy seas. Loss of the Bismarck Sea with more .than 30 casualties, includ- ing those shot in the waver, re- sulted from two mortal hits 30 miles off shore. / CIVIC LEAGUE: HAS ELECTION The Civic Lague met Thurs- day, April 12th, at the newly de- corated Library. with Mrs. Wend- landt and Mrs. Welborn as hos teases, Election of officers was held and Alta Clendenin was elec- ted president, Elsie Walker, vice- president, Erma Ellwell, secre- tary and Rita Whitinger, treasur- er. The retiring president, Mrs George Braker, was elected trus- tee for a three year period. The net meeting will be held at th Library April 26th. GUILD lEETS WITH MRS. LITTLE JOHN St. Margarets Guild met at the home of Mrs. I. W. Little john on Friday evening, April 13th. The president, Mrs. Alvin Anderson, conducted the business meeting, which included a report of the _ster Monday Bridge Luncheon. The Brewster Bazaar has been tentatively t for May 5th, but the date is subject to change. Tlm meeting closed with a discussion of "The Apostle" by Sholem Asche, and delicious refreshments rere served by the hostess. MRS. GEISSLER TO BE HOSTESS TO GARDEN CLUB The Garden Club of Brewster will meet Monday, April 23rd, at Mrs, Geisslers. Mrs. Guy Sum- mers of the State Horticulture Program,. will talk on Hardy An- nuals and Perennials and Mrs. J. D. Dolan will speak on Rose Culture. Both ladies are from the Tonasket Garden Club. We urge all members to be present. BREWSTER WINS OVER PATEROS Bohringer Arm in Good Shape Brewster easily defeated Pa- teros by a score of 9 to 3 ih the opening game of the baseball season at Brewster. Arnie Bohringer turned in a good game of ball chucking. He held Pateros to 4 hits and fan- ned 18 men Arnie's side-had been bothering him as he had had an appendicitis operation in Febru- ary. We expect big things fram him during the season. Brewster's "ineXperienced team all new boys with the exception of Lantenslager, Bohringer and Hyde had several jittery moments but on the whole played very creditable ball. Hyde and Lauten- slager steadied ,the infield a lot. This Friday at 1:30 P.M. Brew- ster will tangle, with a very strong Winthrop team. Coach Kittel predicts a very close an hard fought game. Winthrop is said to have a big boywho blazes the ball right down the groove. So come out folks, and give ti hard-fighting Brewster team boost. Tickets will cost 35c for adults and 15c for dhildren under 12. ONE DAY LATE The Herald-Reporter is one day late this week as illness has delay- ed publication. This is regretable as we have, through the years, made every effort to put each issue of the paper in the mails on the morning day of th date of publication. PICK YOUR PINUP GIRL Deadline April 30th The Pin-up Girl Contest is on in Pateros. A $100 War Bond is the prize offered by the Pateros and Brewster Commercial Clubs to the prettiest girl judged ithe local competition. Pictures submitted from all: over the county will be judged by the crew of the U S.S. Okanogan, and the winner will be the crew's Pin-up Girl. Pictures may be turned in to the Junior Womus Club or dropped into the box for that purpose at the school hotwe. A deadline of April 30th has been for rceiving pictures. T. S. CLUB MEETS The sesond meeting of the T. Club was held at Mary Jane. Rehn's Tuesday evening, April 17th. Those attending were Ro- sella Dundas, Sybil Schmidt, Bet- ty Armfield, Elain Burgess, :Eve lyn Washburn, Muriel Wik, Katherine Morrow and Jean Moore. The next meeting will be held at the Elliott home with Elaine Burgess as hostess, at 7:30, April 24th. ALL SERVICE MEN'S WIVES ARE WELCOME. THANKS Until I can thank you all in person I want to take this mns to thank everyone for their many thoughtful acts during my illness. The many phone calls, cards, let- ters, flowers, etc., helped me to know how wonderful it is to be a part of a community and to know the love of that community. I a l- so want to thank all of my era. ployees for their efforts in keep- ing our operations going and for their many helpful acts. Martha. LIGHT METALS DISCUSSED AT C.C. MEET Power Co. is Watching Development Representatives of the Bonne- ville Power Administration met with the Pateros Commercial Club at a dinner meeting at the American Legion Hall, Monday evening. The purpose of ,the af- fair waa to get an understand- ing of the government program in th development of light me- als in the northwest. Raymond M, Miller, consultant metallurgist of the Division of Resources and Industrial Devel- opment; Alvin L. Dunmire, elec- trical engineer, .both of Portland, and Arthur C. Jacquot, branch manager for Wenatchee ver present to represent the Bonne- ville Power Administration. Mr. Miller, the principal speak- er of the evening, stressed the importance of keeping the pres- ent five aluminum plants in the Northwest operating; the fabri- cation of as much of the raw product as possible and to en- courag the manufacturing of prodgets made out of aluminum. He stated that prior to the war there was a total of 165,(00 tons of pig aluminum turned out in the nation and that today there is a tota] of 300,000, tons turn- ed out in the Northwest alone. The speaker stressed the fact that the aluminum rolled into sheets increases its value double over ,the pig aluminum and manu- factured articles, increased the returns to the northwest at least eight times. He brought out that the Bonneville Power Adminis- tration is interesttl in such plants, bo.th raw and manufac- turing, operating in the North- west in order .to consume the hep: power available. He stated that it would be ,too much wishful thinking to be- lieve that we could fabricate the entire300,000 tons of pig alum- inum of .th Northwest but he thought it possible for a large portion of it to be pat into fin- ished articles here. He asked ev- eryone to be intested in devel- oping new articles out of ight metals. SUrvey Completed Arthur C. Jacquot, Wenatchee Branch manager for the Bonne- ville Power Administration, that the government power program .is interested in an over-all pic- ,tare for the people of the North- west. Not only light metals, but for agzieulture, recreation, in- dustries, and for balanced econ- $ omy. Mr. Jaequot stated that the Bonneville has completed a sur- vsy of Okanogan, Douglas, and Chelan counties wherehy they hav evaluated .the power mark- ets of.the area and have tied in the economic development of this area He stated that such a sur- vey would, in all probability, be conducted throughout the state. Ht stated that the so-called "postq-Smp" rate of deliv- ering power is used so that it will develop the entire equally. This is a rate wheze the power costs the same price @elivered to far points as it does close to th point of origin. P.U.D. Favorad Mr. Jacquot stated that ,the State Supreme Court, which re- cently made a dcision in favor of the'"Okanogan County Pub- lic Utility District, has nade it possible for ttrly issue of bonds to take over the W. W. P. Co. property. H stated that Doug- las county is in a llke position to take over tl Washington Wa- ter Power Co. prop'erty in that county. He stated that termination of their program, which has been de- layed by five years of litigation, (Coatinud From Page 8) ATTEND SORORITY MEET AT OMAK Mrs. Marie Smith and Mrs. Nell Churchill of Brewster, Mrs. Roma Tukey of Pateros, Mrs. Marguerite Gordon of Mansfield, and Eleanor Moore of Twisp were among the members of the Xi Chapter of Alpha Sigma State of Dlta Kappa Gamma, who at- tended a luncheon meeting of the , sorority 'at the James J. Hill H0- tel in Omak the first of last week.