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i?iii !Z pagP 2 June 11. 1981 Quad City Herald The house is ringing with the patter of little feet this week to the joy of Grandpa and Grandma. Daughter Deanna and young one, Shawna, are here with us to soak up alittle sun- shine. Arriving from Seattle on Friday, the sun- shine had been somewhat on the sparse side, Saturday finally in the afternoon, Sunday and Monday, liquid by the bucketfulls, yesterday some, and who knows for today. Deanna's quick tan is going to have to come from a bottle unless the weather changes in a hurry. In fact the weather has been so lousy we star- ted a fire in the fireplace on Monday evening. June 8 and a fire to get warm - my how things are changing! Most years by June 8 the air con- ditioners are going full blast to keep cool. I really don't mind the rain, sure saves wear and tear on the body for changing sprinklers, not to mention the savings in the pocket book for no excess water on the monthly billing. Water use to be cheap but not so anymore, guarded usage is the rule these days. $ a ii I $ Inflation hit me full face Sunday when I had to purchase a new broom. I had a half way decent one but one of the boys got a bit too rambunctious chasing a dog and broke the handle. The purchase of this broom was several years ago so I had no idea how much the lowly little old broom had increased in price. If memory is correct I think I paid $2.98, so you can imagine my surprise at a price tag of over $7.00. I almost hung it back on the rack thinking maybe I could bend low for future sweeping with half a handle. Besides the price I got a ration of "Are you sure that's the model you want," "When is your first flight," "Are you taking off soon," etc., etc. Nice bunch of friend- ly shoppers! Arriving home still mumbling and grumbling about the price of the new broom, Ike informed me he had fixed the handle on the old one and it was as good as new. And so goes another good day in the dizzy Vallance household! I wish I were beneath a tree, A - sleeping in the shade With all the bills I have to pay - PAID! I would I were beside the sea, Or sailing in a boat, With all the things I have to write - WROTE! I would I were on yonder hill, A - basking in the sun, With all the work I have to do - DONE! Author unknown Pr+ operty owner expresses alarm position are not c-lear. However, it is to waive my rights under range law, I read your "range war" article with some alarm, as I own property surrounded by the Indian Dan Unit. While I am not aware of the facts in the Larry Brownlee case, in my case the Game Department claims the right to designate access to my property. Based on WAC 232-12-400, the Depart- ment closed the access road built by my grandfaer despRe three generations of use. In the 28 months that followed I have been unable to learn if, or under what circumstances, the Department will allow unincurnbered access to my land. The specifics of the Department's apparent that they intend to severely restrict the future use of my property by restricting use of a road which has never been restricted in the 59 years since its construction, and by restric- ting power access. I am told that the Department has no obligation to demonstrate that the ap- parent prescriptive right to access does not exist before posting this road closed. Rather I am told that I must "legally" demonstrate that R does to continue use, or I must accept their designated use. Additionally, to obtain a power easement, I would be required forgive all future deer damage, and agree to a single dwelling on the 50 acre property. Why the Game Department feels compelled to control the use of ad- joining private property, or if they even have the authority to do so, is not clear. However, I doubt that WAC 232-23-400 was written to povide the Game Department with authority to dictate lind use to private property owners which they surround with their acquisitions. Sincerely, Donald R. Stivers Aired views aid problems Thursday and we feel much was ac- complished. Some of the problems have been corrected, although there is much left to be done. We plan to fully support Mayor Morley, as we have found him to Dear Ike: We would like to express our ap- preciation of Mayor Ken Morley and the Bridgeport Town Council for letting us "air" our views of the problems with our Parks and the Pool situation. They were very receptive at the meeting last be a man of his word. Thank you, Ike, for printing our let- ters; it helped us reach the people. Sincerely, Cheryl Gere, co-chairman of the Pool Committee Game Dept. challenges letter Editor, Don Stivers' letter to the editor can be misleading. Proposed easements through Depart- ment of Game lind are and will be considered with due regard to the wildlife resources thereon. The Depart- ment has a legal responsibility to wildlife, its habitat, and the people of Washington. This commitment will not be abrogated for the interests of ad- jacent property owners. The Department has negotiated at length with Mr. Stivers concerning his property. Land exchanges and alter- nate easements were considered. To date no agreement has been reached. The Bureau of Land Management and State Department of Natural Resources also hold property bordering the Stivers piece; it is not 'landlocked' by the Department of Game. This agency is not in the business of controlling private property, but of managing its holdings for the good of wildlife and the people of this State. Washington Dept. of Game (Editor's Note: Stivers sent a copy of his letter to Game Dept. Therefore, the response by the Game Dept. at this time). Pateros chamber tells legislators 'too much regulation' The members of the Pateros Cham- ber of Commerce took advantage of a visit from Twelfth District Represen- tatives, Dick Nickell and Earl Tilly by explaining just how they feel about too much regulation as well as other items that concerned them. Tom Hook, Mayor of Pateros, Inform- ed the representatives that some areas of the Methow River that were only once sixty feet deep are now only fourteen feet deep due to the silt deposits. "There are so many agencies that any department, so we need your help to get our dredging permit, otherwise one of these days, homes, lives and property will be in Jeopardy," said Hook. Rep. Nickell seemed to agree in saying, "The state must address Itself to the problems of the cities and coun- ties. H we eliminate all the state agen- cies in our counties, we wouldn't know half of them are gone. Our county and city governments are very efficient." This brought up the topic of the five nuclear plants in Washington, two of which are incomplete at this time. Ac- cording to Tilly, "Cost over-runs blow your mind but I'm not an energy ex- pert, but we need to decide if the state legislature should tell the public utitities how to run their businesses, also how much energy will we need for this decade and the next." He then added, "We have to put our trust in the energy commissioners." "Costs have escalated 248 percent since the begin- ning of these projects," said Dick Nickell. Ray Anders, local orchardist, said, "We seldom know who we are voting for, for the commission; there is not enough exposure for the public to un- Quad-City Herald Established 190! Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Doris Vallance Office Manager Bert Sinclair News Marlene Walstad Composing Marllyn Benge Bookkeeper David La Vallle Printer Jean SIIvlus News Barbara Jones Composing Rod Webster Advertising Cherl Dundas Composing I Year Subscription Okanogan & Douglas Counties $8.00 Out of County $8.50 Out of State $9.00 Single Copy .20 Subscriptions must be paid i n advance. MEMBER A IP NAL P, PIP E R Association. Fou#wled IB@S Published every week on Thursday at Brewster, Washington. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office in Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington 988]2. Telephone 689-2507. Second-Class postage paid at Brewster, Washington USPS 24|-920. Notices o! Church entertalmmen where u ad- mksl fee b charged, cards of thul, resolutions of eoudoleu or uoUces tu.uded te promote private buslneu of any kind must be Imld for at regular rate|. l L. to R. Earl Tll]y, Randy Nlckell, Roy Anders, Tom Hook derstand the WHHPS." Anders also felt there is not enough accountability due to the 'Enabling Act' saying, "The public has no say in their future as to whether or not we should go further in debt under the present conditions." Some one chimed in, "R is the 'old taxation without representation' all over again," to which Anders replied, "That's rightl" Doug Harris, a former nuclear power employee said, "The biggest problem as I see it is the environmentalists, too many inspectors, and too many holdups for paperwork." He claimed "The pipes, the reactors, the iron and everything needed to finish is there but these plants are 'over-built' because of all these agency requirements which even require doing things over and over to meet new standards. In Europe these plants are completed in one-thlrd the time," Harris continued. "To lay off these employees now will devastate the state of Washington. NickeU said, "In a way, maybe the commission has been led down the 'primrose path' by Bonneville." Nickel] also commented "There are only two legislators that really know about nuclear power, and both of them have special interests, .it appears that the PUD commission is over their Weather June4 78 53 June5 73 52 June6 77 52 .I0 June7 73 42 June8 57 49 .03 June9 64 49 30 June lO 74 48 tr. Weekly weather report through courtesy of Security Section, Chief Joseph Dam. heads and can't cope with the mess and can't dump it." "It is counter-productive to any progress to allow the environmentalists obstruct things," said Bill Wood to which Tom Hook added, "It seems to take fourteen years to get a plant licen- sed due to all this regulation, then it is obsolete anyway." Floyd Jackson, Superintendent of Pateros Schools, said that he faces the same problem as the others, "We may get a child with no verbal skills, no toilet training, and with serious medical problems and be expected to educate them, because of legislation; yet we have no training, no qualifications or background to handle these problems, in addition to no money to purchase facilities to handle them. Unless the legislature wants to fund training and facilities, it is not fair to regulate this responsibility to us," Jackson added. He also reminded the representative, "Pateros was not part of any cost over-runs in the education budget." Earl Tilly gave a brief rundown of the last legislitive session as a member of the majority party, saying, "We made positive changes for private enterprise, worked on capital punishment, the usury law, product liability and the ferry situation." He recommended that the Pateros Chamber hold a meeting in September about the upcoming ballot ) issue regarding amending !he State:: Constitution to authorize sate of in.: dastrial bonds, saying, We must be competitive with other states in the sale ' i of tax free bends." Tilly then informed the group that this session found the legislators!, believing that "healthy people should work," citing the tax revolution on the/. part of the middle income, blue collar i . and professional workers. "There was ;i a lot of sociological and psychological i+ harm done to this group of people bearing the tax burdens of giveaway programs over the years," he said. In explaining the cigarette, beer, liquor, tuition and gas increases he said some of these funds were designed to "help catch up" in areas such as high- way improvement, naming highway 97 as being one of six on the priority llst. Tilly commented about a Pateros High School student, Brian Wood, who was a page at the legisliture, saying, "He was one of the finest young people ever to work there and you should all be very proud of him." Nickell began a rundown on the session by commending Tom Hook for his great "lobbying" efforts in behalf of Fateros, saying, "He let us know you were here." He went on to confirm what Tilly said in regards to playing "catch uP" with the budget. "Tuition in- creases, despite squawks, are only now catching up with what other states and other private institutions have been charging for much too long." In regard to the usery law, Nickell said too much oney was going out of the state because of the previous limits. "We had to lift our ceiling to be competitive," he sisted. "I got more mail about abortion than anything else this session," Nickell said ,'but it will come up again in the next session, there was not enough time to do it right during this session." In other Chamber business, Phil rowniee, president, told the group the brochures should be finished in the near future and asked the group to meet again in July to finalize plans for the pple Pie. Jamboree to be held July 19 and 19 m Pateros. Browniee also assured the group a letter regarding the dredging was for- warded to the proper persons from the chamber. "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf." Bob Hope ICorner Cupboard By Howard Pryor Two hundred and four years ago this coming Sunday our Congress of a new and struggl/ Nation, by resolution, stated that: The flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternating red and white and that the union be thir- teen stars. White displayed in a field of blue, thereby representing a new con- stellation. A new nations anniversary and an official flag. The people of this new nation looked upon this flag as as emblem of the balances. These have, in the minds of many of us we feel that our government is our adversary. But stop and think of the thousands of people who brave great dangers to come to this land of ours and pay homage to the Flag we of- ten take for granted and give only casual respect. When the founding fathers of our Nation stepped down, they did not pass on a nation with a non-maintenance llfe-long guarantee. They expected all of us in the future to do our part toward struggle and victory  the f0rmatonof ..... the ,tenunce and up keep of our , thiaoew Nati of ours,,+O.te,tt;aS,,, i :1'tlon,,+:i, + +,., + ....... ,,+ ......... ++,,,  ........ an honor andpdvllegeto show respect The things that the flag stands for to this emblem of civil and religious were created by experiences of a great freedom. They were proud to be an American, proud to show everyone, that they were an American. In this troubled world of today we still enjoy these freedoms, but I fear we do not show our appreciation for what we are able to do and enjoy.  us honor and respect our flag for what it represents. I realize that in our present society laws and regulations have become necessary to establish checks and people. Everything that it stands for were written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history. It represents the experiences made by men and women, the ex- periences of those who work and live under that flag. June 14th we observe the birth of our nation's flag. Let each of as make a personal resolution to respect our Flag. When we pledge allegiance, lets all give it feeling and sincerity. Playday Saturday in Mansfield Mansfield's Playday will be Saturday June 13. The big day of fun is scheduled to begin with a breakfast between 7:30 and 9:00, a parade down mainstreet and Jgames for all ages. Among the games are races for the kids and the featured egg toss for all ages. There will be a potluck at noon and baseball games all afternoon. Sunday the featured event will be a performance of the Wenatchee Youth Circus sponsored by the Lion's. Club. In all, organizers say, "It should be an eventful weekend and everyone is invited to attend and join in." DOE rep suggests tri-town sewage plant operator About 25 people visited Bridgeport's regular council meeting last week and heard Harold Porath, Department of Ecology, dlscmm the sewer plant. He was called in beeatme of a plant break- down and while the plant must be put back in working order, he suggested that preventive maintenance was im- portant and thaL a maintenance schedule be set up and followed. He also suggested that Bridgeport discuss with Brewster and Pateros the possibility of the three towns hiring one operator to care for the three plants. The four-way stop at 16th and Fisk was disposed of by ordinance and in- stead there will be painted cross-walks at Fisk and Tacoma on 16th. A number of the visitors discussed the pool and park situation. The mayor and council agree that every effort should be made to keep the rest rooms open. The pool will be open five days each week, Wednesdays through Sun- days. A pdtive statement was made that the marina will not be closed and that the boat launch will be maintained. At the present time the trailer hook-ups are not being kept up because it was considered too costly to collect the fees. It was suggested that the envelope box be re-established and that the fees be raised to correspond with other trailer parks. The swimming pool committee an- nounced that they had $450 in savings to be used for the purchase of a solar blanket to warm the water which will cost from $950 to $1,000. Collection Jars are being left around town in various businesses to enable interested persons to make contributions. Anyone wishing to make a direct donation should con- tact Mrs. Vance Gere, Jr., or Mrs. Jim Haglund, co-chalrmen of the commit- tee. An opening date for the rest rooms at Berryman was not announced but it is expected that the repair of the van- dalized equipment there will soon be completed. OOPS! WE GOOFED In the June 4 issue of the Quad City Herald, the name of Jerry Divis was omitted from the list of those par- ticipating in the Memorial Services performed by members of Legion Post 97. Also, due to an error, it was incorrec- tly reported that Tom Roys received a scholarship for vocal achievement; the article should have read: Tom Roys received the John Phlllip Sousa Award for best Instrtunental achievement and Michele Mason won the award for best vocal achievement, having been named the top soprano in the state. q