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BREWSTER'S BRIDGE; THE GATEWAY TO AND THE OUTLET FOR THE GREAT CARIB00 TRAIL. / i ,i i Iiim ,i I BasebaUGame ] BREWSTER HERALD [ 1 B-PORT AT BREWSTER [ AT OKANOGAN Sunday, 2:30 P.M. J Saturday, May 7 i , i i i i i - W PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF AND TO THE "GATEWAY TO THE FAMOUS OKANOGAN COUNTRY. ' LUME NO. 31. BREWSTER, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. NUMBER SO APRIL 29, 1932 " 'BAND' MAKES THREE ' " OKAY'I: REPUBLICANS OFI IBRIDGEPORT tBREWSTER DAY 1 ':s TH:T SUN. BOOST TAXES APPEARANCES HERE , S .. COUNTY FAV0R/ / TOBE HERE I GOES OVER IN/ BY UNWISE .......... | Brewster residents were enjoyably[ v.qw, 4,w,w, . lvl , ....  ....... / Mark Pwain had it! Booth Tark- . ........... ' " .surprised last Saturday when the. Ju: N X D ington lind it, Percy ..Crosby has it. , HOOVER S RU:LEl,..nileBand, under direction of A W I :00UN AY A 'fU{.l WAI[rhatrare qualitv ofsvnpathetie un- L(IISLAHON I Tax Reduction Urged And State Game C0nltrol Opposed i (Okanogan Independent) Manifesting what probably was the gi.e-atest popular interest ever taken in polities in this county, 195 dele- gates and many observers gathered here Saturday for the party conven- tion. So large was the crowd that the caurtvoom proved too tonsil to ac- commodate it and the convention con- vened in the Paramount theater for the afternoon session. With one or two small exceptions, armony reigned throughout the day. A ripple of excitement splad over the assemblage when the credentials Committee recommended that two delegations from precinct 1 in To- nasket be seated, each member with IaLf a vote. Members of one delegations fought against this arrangement from the floor, demanding that their group be seated with full votes on the grounds the other delegation was elected by a caucus held at an unofficial time and place. N. H. Silver, leading the othcr delegation, answered the criti- cism, claiming his caucus was held ill a legal manner and his delegation was entitled to be seated. Apparently determined that the harmonious tenor of the convention should not be disrupted by heated de- bate the convention backed up he decision of the credentials commit- tee by an overwhelming vote. Members of the two ddegations from preciuct 1 in Okanogan accept- ed the compromise in apparent good spirits. Caucus leaders declared there was no issue in controversy, the two delegations resulting merely from a misunderstanding 0f the time the cau- cus was to be held. Emert Named Chairman The convention was called to order at eleven o'clock in the courtroom, by Frank S. E'.nert, county chairman, following an earlier meeting of the newly formed Okanogan County Wo- men's Republican Club. Emert was named for the position of temporary chairman by Horace E. Smith, state senator, and was unanimously elect- ed. A contest arose for the secretary- ship of the convention. N. H. Silver, who occupied the place when the con- vention opened, was named as were L. R. Gillette and Homer M. Davis. Davis was found to have received 72 votes to 63 for Silver and he assum- ed his place at the table. Charles A. Johnson, local attorney and for many years chairman of the county central committee, deiivered tile keynote addrss, urgingparty sol- idarity in the face of existing condi- tions. , Johnson Praises Hoover President Hoover was lauded by Johnson who declared he has formu- lated a 12 point plan to lead the na- tion into better days and has put several of his points into operation. "We still remember very vividly those black days a few ..months ago whn Germany was almost ready to default her payments and plunge Europe and the entire world into fi nancial chaos," Johnson said, "and in that dark time it was President Hoe- vex who called leaders of both par- I ies together and proposed the more- l torture which was adopted and which [ saved the financial structure of the.i civilized world." I The keynoter painted Hoover as a l great leader 'ho has been vilified and blamed for conditions over which he had no control. So, he averred, have all great leaders been persecut- edA broadside was delivered at ihe 1 Democrats in general and the Dame- 1 cratie house of representatives in [ (Continued On Last Page) 1 !tuedi made three appearances. Tim iirst was at the noon dinner in the Odd Fellows hall, again at the ball :.:xounds and lastly for a twenty rain- ate concert in front of the Cariboo l'heatre, just before the show. This band has made remarkable progress under direction of Mr. Ruedi :rod the ability of the members is a :urprise to the people here. At pres- ent the band is composed of some 16 imys and girls,.all of school age. The band members and their di- rector were guests of the Cariboo Theatre last Saturday night. 10T0 GO TO Will Be First Scheduled Game Of Season For These Teams Next Sunday at 2:30 p. m., the Bridgeport and Brewster baseball teams will tanggle on the" Brewster diamond in the first scheduled game of the season for the two teams. On the same day Pateros goes to Malott. In the northern division, Maz.ama Toes to Winthrop and Twisp plays at Carlton. Players Manager Miller announces that the following wilt probably compose the STATE next Sunday: Pitchers, C. Gillespie, E. Gegner, F. Milner; catchers, S. Cleveland, E. Measner; first base, H. J. Brown; Delegates And Alternates second, i. D. Glascock; third B. Hal- Chosen At County I comb; s. s., H. Mort'is; !eft field, C. Convention Ten delegates, with ten alternates were ehosn to chosen represent Ok- anagan county Republicans at the state convention of tile party: Al- most every precinct was represented at the county convention and nearly all with full delegations. The delegates chosen were: l Giiden; center field, L. Harper; right field, Measner. There may be a few changes nmde in the lineup before the game. Cleve- land is suffering from a sprained ankle, but it is thought that he will be on the job. Last Sunday the team went to BSdgeport for a practice game. The game was fairly even until the eighth inning when Bridgeport took the lead Brewster Citizens Turn Out And Plant Lots Of Trees Brewster Day, Saturday, April 23, was a complete success in every way, that is, disregarding the weather. The residents of the city anti adjoining country turned out and planted a- bout 500 trees on Brewster streets and roads,' partook of an excellent dinner served by tile ladies of the Civic League and enjoyed the bali g'ame and program in the afternoon and dance in the evening. Tree planting was began early in l the morning and was practically cam* plated by noon. The trees were set a certain depth anti the Imles pal'- tially filled. Watering crews follow- ed the planters anti gave the trees a drink to start them on their way. The trees are planted about 40 feet a- part; bordering various streets and roads in and near town. These young' Chinese Ehn are from 3 to 4 feet in helg'ht. This species is noted for its hardiness, rapid growth, abundance of foliage anti need of very little wa. tar. Serve Over 125 At noon, the tree planters anti wa- tering crews gathered at the I. O. O. der standing of tile working of a small boy's mind. "Sooky," with Rob- art (oogan, Jackie Caper and Jackie Searle, wilt be shown at the Cariboo 'L'heatre here this Saturday and Sun- day. To those who had the pleasure of seeing "Skippy," this show will come as a welcome sequel. Those who did not see "Skippy" have a pleasur- able surprise in store for them. This picture will bring back your child- need iays. Two shows Saturday n/ght. The first show starts at 7 p. m., and the :;econd at 8:50 p. in. SHOOTING NDS DRUNKEN R0W Riley Thompson, Ephrata Resident, Has Bullet In Brain J' . (Spokane eview) EPHRATA, Wash., April 27 tAP) A sheriff's posse today is combing dm Columbia Basin for Leo Duncan, 26-year-old sheep herder, who early his morning shot Riley Thompson during a drunken brawl at the Rock care here. Charles A. Johnson, Okanogan; H. A. Davis, Okanogan; J. M. Adams, OroviUe; Frank Emert, Omak; Mrs. Ralph Breshears, Omak; Horace Smith, Omak; W. A. Bolinger, Met- how; Harry Marble, Twisp; F; H. Phipps, Brewster; and Arthur Lund, Tonasket. The alternates are: Frank Bartell of Oroville; J. W. Mansfield, Pateros; Mrs. J. V. Hen- sen, Okanogan; Morris Bolinger, Carl- ton; Roy Smith, Brewster; Horace Holmes, Omak; W. S. Shumway, O- reak; Clifford Anderson, Oroville; Charles Rumbolz, Me/art; and J. S. Allen, Twisp. According to action taken at the convention, the delegates -,xxill vote as a unit. BREWSTER HDW. IN NEW'HOME iStock And Fixtures Moved To Former Fritz Pool Room Work was completed yesterday of moving the stock and fixtures of the Brewster Hardware store from the McKinley building to the former Fritz pool room at the corner of Bruce and Second street. This building is own, ed by Mr. Geissler and has recently been repaired and rennovated pre, paratory to moving in the stoi'e. The foundation has been been strength- ened, the walls braced and tlie inter- ior calcimined, i Shelving and display tables wre moved from the McKinley building and arranged in the new loeati0n. Thls arrangment will place the reail department and the" metal work shop in the same building, a more conven- ient arrangement, according to Mr. Geissler. SCHOOL BUS DEATH SUIT IS DISMISSED i The suit for over $7,000 brought by P. G. Hutton, Tonasket against the school district there, following the death of Hutton's daughter when she was struck anti ran over a'e): a- lighting' from a school bus, has re- cently been dismissed. The request for dismissal was made by Sam Dri- ver, Wenatchee, Hutton's attorney. The ease was before Judge Brown. It is said that an adjustment was made out of court. " e in a big way. However the game af- F Hall fox" the thnn r served by the , _ . , " , i 'lhompson is in .a Wenatchee Ires- forded a workout which was badly Civic League. Over 125 workers, band .......... , . ., , /)ital witn only a Sllln enance [o live. needed by both teams. In this game, memoers anti oners were selweu. I" . . , ......... file was shot through the forehead, Warren Kirk at right field, sustain- mi'mg tne omner hour ne trew, i ........ , the bullet lougmg in his olam ed an injured hand which will keep stQr Juvenile Band under direction oil " " him out of the game this Sunday. A.W. Ruedi, played several enjoy-i Motive Is Mystery Gegner, Milner and Gillespie work-:able numbers. Duncan and Thompson, with sever- ed on the mound, Masner and Cleve-. Following the dinner the American al other men, borrowed the keys of land were back of the stick. H. J. Legion Drdm anti Bugle Corps parad- the cafe from Mrs. Elise Pratt, pro- Brown, first baseman, was unable to ed to the baseball grounds. The race prietress, in order to put UP a lunch play last Sunday. program was then ran off and prizes 'for 'themselves. The witnesses said awarded. The Brewster Hi.g'h School' there was no apparent reason for the IRRIGATION :played the town team a game of base shooting. With guards watching the ball, completing the afternoon's pro -i highway and railroad the sheriff's DATA GIVENi gram" The evening clsed with a free office believes Duncan is on foot in dance in the I. O. O. F. hall. the sagebrush hills surrounding Eph- I By and large, it was a very en-rata. He is familiar with the terri. ' I joyable day and many persons here tory as he has lerded sheep in this Town To.Be Divided Into " have expressed the hope that It will section for the last three years. Five t2 Sections. Water On be made an annual event, men saw the shooting. P " Description ForZ4Hours MCMARR STORE follows: 5 feet 11, 170 pounds, blue Water Commissioner Bruce Plcm- DISCONTINUEDI ons furnishes the following irrigation eyes, fair complexioned, light hair, schedule for the coming summer. The town is divided into two sections anti the water will be turned on for 24 Stock ,And Fixtures Moved hours and off for 24 hours on each To The Chelan Store section. Here is a sample schedule for' Wednesday two. clays, which will be repeated: April 29Both sides Bruce avenue from 4th to 7th street. Tuesday night, immediately after April 29Both sides 2ngl street from Bruce avenue to Columbia avenue. April 29Both side 4th street from Bruce avenue to Columbia avenue. :April 29Both sides 6th street from i large head. He was wearing a brown felt hat, blue shirt, cord trousers, without a belt, anti brown oxfords. He carried a .32 Spanish automatic pistol. I closing the store, Hal Featherstone, IBRIDGE' STEEL MacMarrnmnagerhere'receivedr" t ISNOW HERE ders to. illventory the Stock of goods and prepare to move the same to the store at Chelan. Mr. Kendall of Walla Bruce avenue to Columbia avenue. April 30--Both sides Bruce avenue from river bank to 4th street. April 30Both sides 2nd stxeet from Bruce avenue to Myrtle avenue. April 30Both sides 3rd street from Bruce avenue to J. N. Pettit home. April 30--Both sides 3rd street from Bruce avenue to My'tle avenue Beginning' May 1 the irrigation pump will be operated continuously. The change from one section to an- other will be made at 7 a. in. each day. MARRIAGES INCREASE IN OKANOGAN COUNTY Recent reports by the census )u- reau indicate that marriages in 1931 in this county showed an increase o- ver 1930. For the same period divor- ces showed a decrease. The figures are: Marriages, 1930, 137. Divorces, 1930, 35. Marriages, 1931, 164. Di- vorces, 1931, 30. State figures are, 1930, marriages 18,274, divorces 4,379. 1931, mar- riaes 17,906, divorces 3,971. Wails was in charge of the moving. The goods were checked and packed and moved by truck to the Chelan store, Wednesday, the work being completed the same clay. No definite reason was given out for this action, but it is thoug'ht that ' " i I in view of present eeononue eond- tions, the amount of business here did not justify the continuance of i the store. It is rumorc, d that the store at Oroville will also be discontinued. FOUND GUILTY OF PETTIT LARCENY Elwood Hohnan, Carlton, was found guilty on two counts of pettit larceny and third degree assault in a jury trial in Judge Vieh's court at Okanogan, Monday. The sentence was 30 days in jail, suspended, and costs o'f action. The case had its beg'innlng at a dance in Carlton several" weeks when a group of Pateros youths claimed they caught Holman in the act of draining gas from their ear. One of the youths sustained an injured hand in an altercation with Holman. Brought In By Trucks From Seattle. Crew Expect- ed Soon During the past several days, struc- tural steel for the additional span on the Okanogan Douglas Inter-County bridge has been arriving by truck from Seattle. The last load of this steel came in the first of the week and it is expected that a crew of steel workers will be here soon to put it in place. Nearly all the preliminary work has been done at the site of the improve- ment. Pier piling' is in and necessary machinery is ready for the final work. It is thought that there will be very little hindrance to traffic while this work is going on. , ,J LADIES AID TO HOLD BAKE SALE The Brewster Ladies Aid will, hold a bake sale in the Andersen Bros. store this Saturday aftrnoon, April 30. Olympia Man Condemns Unemployment In- surance Bill By JIMMIE K. BROWNE OLYMPIA, April 25--When voters by attaching their signatures to the grange district power bill in 1930 and then going to the polls and adopting it, showed their lack of understand- ing of such legislation designed pri- marily to double, triple and quad- ruple taxes, there is cause to worry over the unemployment insurance bill now being circulated. Today finds the taxpayers virtually bankrupt. Taxes arc not being paid. Ina great many instances they can- not be paid. Yet in the face of this, proposals are being advanced to in- crease taxes tremendously. The voters of the state, in Novem- ber 18 months ago, gave the Grange District Power Bill a majority vote placing it upon the statute books. They did not or could not see that they were forging an instrument, if ever used, can bankrupt city, county, and state. The district power bill is the most dangerous tax increase measure ever submitted to the voters of the state, and ranks on a parity with the unem- ployment insurance measure now be- Ing sponsored by certain persons largely the same'group which hand- led the power bill. The latest proposal to invoke the power measure eOlneS front Mason County. There have been ru.'ntrs that Skagit, Snohomish, Kitsap and Ok- anogan counties were contemplating using it to create municipal corpora- tions in those sections, but no real action has been taken as yet. Unlimited Powers The bill which is Chapter 1 of the Session l,aws of 1!)31, makes it pos- sible to remove all of the present tax- paying light and power properties in the state from the tax rolls. It gives unlimited powers of taxation and per- mits the creation of double debts up- on all property included in the dist- rict, first through general obligation bonds drawing six percent interest, and then creating a local improve- ment district upon the same proper- ty and issuing improvement bonds drawing six per cent on this. In ad- dition two mills can be levied to pay operating' costs, and additional levies can be made to pay interest on util- ity bonds issued against tile district. T'lxes can be pyramided end on end until the whole structure topples over. The bill provides for the creation of a power district commission, em- powered with broad duties to take o- ver plants aml property, control, con- demn, purchase, construct, lease or obtain property anyway. The district can fix rates free of I the supervision of the Department [of Public Works, irrespective wheth- er or not such rates are compensa- tory. The district can borow money, issue utility and general obligation bonds, without a ratifying vote of the property owners or the people. Two mills tax levy can be assessed for the use of the district exclusive of interest or redemption of .g'eneral ob- ligation bonds. This two mills is to make up tle deficits caused hy nlain- tenance ad operation. Obligatiou bonds a general debt against all property, can be issued by the commission, and can be retired by levying another tax upon the proper- ty. Utility bonds can be issued with- out limit and without a vote of the people. I,ocal improvement districts can be created without a vote of the people and assessments h,.vied against all property within such district, more taxes on top of those already decid- ed upon. (Continued On Last Page)