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DERBY DAY AUGUST 25th HERALD REPORTER OFFICIAL PAPER FOR THE TOWNS OF BREWSTER, PATEROS and BRIDGEPORT m VOLUME NO. 45 SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR l l l BREWSTER, oKANOGAi COUNTYI WASHINGTON. JULY 5, 1945 Ill II I III I ................. i I DON'T FORGET THAT WAR BOND NUMBER 1 00resentatives at Foster ,00reek Dam Hearing Urge i Early Construction Col. Hardy well pleased with local and state-wide Enthusiasm for tim Project Organizations from all parts of the State of Washington were re- presented at the official hearing at Brewster Monday on the Foster Creek dam project. In each instance those who spoke represented from ten to more than 50,0'0.0 people, and wthout exception, asked for immediate construction of the project. Tom Welborn, who handled most of the organization work for the meeting, opened the affair by introducing the chairman, Col. Conrad P. Hardy, Seattle District Engineer for the U. S. Army Engineers. Colonel Hardy explained that the meeting had been authorized by Congress,and that the Harbor and Rivers Committee had asked that data be compiled and that local hearings be held on various proposed projects in the United States. The Chairman showed that ten dams have been planned for the CSlumbia, with Foster Creek be- , Lug lanned mostly for electric power although some 15,000 acres will be irrigated by gravity and from canals from the dam. He showed the dam as just a- bove Foster Creek, or 1 miles above Bridgeport. The proposed highway 10B would be changed to go to Foster Creek before go- ing on to Grand COulee darn. It was also indicated that the rail- road would take off above Brew- s:er and thence to the project and that the powerhouse and constrllc- t _ t'ocozty would be on the Doff- glas county side of the Columbia The sketch also showed a high- : way crossing over the dam with a i prominent viewpoint down river from the proposed dam on the Douglas county side of the river. The backwaters of the project would cover approximately 15,0.00 scares, mostly waste land although Woods Hits Enemies Rufus Woods, publisher . tte Wenatchee Daily World, placed' a strong pper in the files as -es- timony showing how enemies of power development had misrepre- sented conditions to kill the public power projects in this state. He also brought out the value of crops under irrigated projects as compared to those on dry land and asked that the dam that coulL develop the greatest and cheapest power per dollar be developed first. Senator Barney Jackson of Ta- coma stated that he represented the Washington State Fisheries, and that this organization had no opposition to Foster Creek dam but wanted the others investigat- ed thoroughly first before cen- struction. County Assessor J. M. G. Wil- son of Waterville spoke for more power to build pulp mills or the utilization of straw .nd cheaper the bore Bridgeport. Testimony The first testimony wws intro- duced by Chairman Hardy when he had letters read from the Wen- atchee Chamber of Commerce and from Director Art Gar.ton of the State Department of Conser- vati_wL and Development, asking for immediate construction. Carlos Ridge presented resolu- tions from the Town of Tonasket and the Tonasket Commercial Clttb favoring the project. Fisheries Favorable The Oregon, Washington & I- daho Fisheries Commissioners fa- vored the immediate construction of-the Foster Creek project bu opposed other dams on the Col- arabia and particularly opposed Umitilla dam. This was because the Foster Creek did not stop the salmon run into tributaries now open to he salmon run while the Umitilla would practically kill the salmon industry in the state of Washington according to speakers and letters. The Columbia Fisherman's Pro- tective Union took a like stand and favored Foster Creek as the only dam to be constructed onthe Colttmbia river. Joe Allen reported that Twisp is favorable and Chas. Laxabee, of Bellingham, spoke strongly or the project. John C. Pierce, Bellingham ho- tel man, also reported his town is favorable. Pateros Favors Dam F. C. (Doc) Evertsbusch, May- or of Pateros, stated that Pateros is highly favorable to the project. And Ralph Forrey, Omak dehy- drator operator, stated .that his company and Omak favors the Foster Creek dam. Yrank..fl. Banks was unable to d-but the Bureau of Reclam- ation had presertt who reported favorably. Major Hutton stated that Okanogan county would have 13,000 with 3,000 acres to be irrigated bY gra- vty and 10,000 easily irrigated by a low pump project on or near Brewster Flat. He also stated that 2,000 more acres would be irriga- ted by gravity on the Douglas county side of the river. Thomas B. Hill, managing di- rector of the Washington State Reclamation Bureau, spoke for the project and said that the ,rea to be irrigated is exceptionally finQ fo the growing of fruit. He als0 rotated that the land is cou- sidered frost free. Cheaper power and water on the land was necessary for farmers to produce. Henry R. James, of the Lonne- vine Power Administration, sp ike for the Foster Creek project m d George Zahn, representing the Brewster-Pateros Processors, Inc, and the Methow-Pateros Growers, asked for cheaper power for the Processing of fruit, to replace oil furnace heat. A representative of the Wenat- chee Irrigation District and a re- presentative of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce placed tes- timony in the Engineer's file for the project. John Clevelami gave a strong plea for more and cheaper power in order to benefit the Indians cf the Colville Reservation. He sta- ted that the Indians are willing and read: to take their place as American citizens with all the rights, privileges and responsibil- ities of others. Five States Represented i SKETCH OF FOSTER CREEK DAM J. C. Compton, president of th Pacific Northwest Developmen Association, spoke .for the dam as the leader of this industrial o- ganizati0n of Washington, Ore- gon, Idaho, Montana and Wyo= ruing. L. A. Colby also spoke fOE it as managing dizctor of the same organization. Dr. Holmes The Federal Fish and Wildlife Service had Dr. Holmes present as a representative to favor th Foster Creek dam construction. He said, however, that other dams on the Columbia would be a de;r- ment to th great salmon indus- try. County Commissioner Cronk of Chelan County and Ray Kendall of Wenahee, the latter" repre- sentAng Mayor Jack Rogers, poke for the early construction of the dam. Representative of. Ferry County likewise asked for more and cheaper power through the construction of Foster Creek. THe P. U. D. of Douglas Colm- ty asked for the dam's early de- velopment, as did Mayor Rabert Hampton of Omak, the Mayor of Oroville, Paul W. Hand, manager of Okanogan County P. U. D., and others. County Commissioner C. C. Thompson, of Mansfield, stated .that the projec is absolutely es- sential for cheaper and sufficient powe in the coming years. Otto Wagner, secretary ad ge- neral manager of the mills at (Continued On Pale 8) d engineer-artist's sketch of the proposed Foster Creek Dam Site was presented at the Public Heari'ng at Brewster. C00KUP 0N $5 I BOY LOSES FINGERS IN WHEAT BINDER T THE STAMP STARTS' Beginning last Sunday, every privately owned motor vehicle on public highways is. required-to display the new fiscal year auto use tax stamp. Preparations for a checkup o see that motorists have these stamps in the lower right-hand corner of the windshield are be- ing.made by the Internal Revenue Service, according to Collector Clark Squire. This tax has not been repealed although several repeal bills hae been introduced in Congress. Ld- test information from Washing- ton, D. C. is that even if one of them should be enacted during, the summer, it would have no ef-  fact on requirements for the cur- rnt stamp. :le:f Schutter, about 14, the so Mr. and Mrs. Prosper !Schutter of Route 1, Brewster was the victim of a serious acci- dent in the wheat field Monday. He caught his hand in the chain of a binder and injured the first :three fingers on the right hand so badly they had to be taken off at the first joint. He was taken to the Omak Hos- pital and the last report was tha he was resting as well as could be expected. N Or MUCH LOSS IN GR)kS FIRE TUESDAY For three weeks this $5 stamp has been on sale at all post offi- ces and most Internal Revenue Offices and will continue to be sold at those places through July. During the checkup this week, motorists will be advised of their obligation and will be offered as- sistance in complying with the law. Those who fail to buy ,t.he stamp and display it conspicuous- ly on the vehicle will be subject to penalty. " Guild To Meet Friday To enable Rev. Lind to meet with St. Margare,s Guild, they will meet with Mrs. Betty Ha.rri- son in Pateros on Friday evening-, July 6th, instead of the regular date. VISITS PARENTS Dr. and Mrs. Marion Herr and children, of Kellogg, Idaho, were visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Herr, over the week- end. The doctor is moving to Ya- kima where he will be associated with his brother, Dr. R. T. Herr. The children will remain wth their grandparents for a visit. Pfc Ernest Herr has been trans- ferred from Greenviile, Texas to McCook, Nebraska. Mrs. Sam Hall and Delores re- burned from Seattle last Sunday where they were visiting the Clif- ford Hall family, who have a new baby, Clifford Charles. National Bank of Commerce of Seattle Buys Brewster's " First National Bank A grass fire which started Tuesday morning threatened .e- eral buildings on and around the New owners will be of great value to the development of the Brewster area The National Bank of Commerce of Seattle started operating the First National Bak of Brewster Monday as one of their branch I The Seattle firm has been interested in buying the Brewster bank for the pas six months and negotiations have been proceeding since W. G. Morris, president of the institdtion, decided to retire and the directors decided they would rather sell than replace Mr. Morris. The First National Bank of Brewster started operating in 1908 af- ter the institution had been a state bank for a few years. The bank has been a strong financial house in recen years but it was in serious condition between 1924 and 1927 until local capital placed the bank in a stronger position. FireSid BrakerDepartmentPropertYmadeOn a NOrth irun I The'IoCalcapable bank,leadershipWhich waSfor un-lthe ' "''"""VOWS SUNDAY Bridge street in-Brewster. The der rftllP/C TAKES past 19 years, weathered the de-I about 8:30 A. M. and then n the afternoon the fire Jyroke out again pression in good condition, and [ and they were called. It was fin- under W. G. Morris during the I " ally brought tinder control with- past ten years the bank deposits I We d in Pateros Church o u much damage to property, have grown to approximately two and a half million dollars, by Rev. Sparrow The wedding of Eloise Wolfe, daughter of R. Wolfe, of' Pateros, to Theodore O. Burgess, son of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Burgess, was stockholders will receive consider= solemnized at the Pateros Met, h- ably more than par for their:odist Church last .Sunday after- FAIR AT WATERVILLE SEPT. 14.15-16 The North Central Washington Fair will again be held this  year on the 14th, 15th and 16th of September at Waterville. A bigger and bettSr show is in the making than has ever been held in this area. There will be agricultural and home economics exhibits, 4-H Club and Smith Hughes, Knd a live tock sale of 4-H Club stock will be held Saturday afternoon. A full day's entertainment is being planned to include horse racing, rodea events, carnival, and danc- ing in the evening. Going Into Insurance Mr. Morris stated that he will act as liquidator of the First Na- tional Bank of Brewster and ,that presen indications are that the stock. However, there was no statement made regarding the a- noon, July 1st. mount above par the stock would The bride wore a lovely aqua- bring in the final settlement, marine suit and carried a bouquet Mr, Morris, following his work 'f roses and dianthus, while her with the bank, will open an insur- bridesmaid, Nellie Ruth Burgess, ance agency and real estate of- wore a royal blue suit with a cor- fice in Brewster. He has pur- sage of roses. The bride was given chased the real estate and insur- away by her father. Fleetice anne agency from the bank. Brown was best ran. Carroll V. Hile. former Wen- Helen Bronwlee sang "I Ive atehee banking, man, more recent- You Truly" and "Because," ac- Governor WaDgren Performed Real Servie In Arranging President Truman Visit Olympia, July 3 - There is no way to estimate me value of the wee spent in this state by Presment Truman. For hs part in matmg the arrangements Governor Wmt- gren denvered a service to the state that will pay diviaends zor a long time to come. 'ICe trp of the President brought the a= t, ention of the world to Washing- ton. . ! . here complimenting our scenery, tiis comments released wrote the weatner fiehing and olmr matter were no doubt  react Dy minions who have not hearu or ixae oubted reports rom less attthoritive sources. Development Possibilities Great /"or lVtnny Jr'rojects Light metals development, t Atasza htgnway, stopping, eiectri- cal plants anti many omer i,a- ters will be consmered by congress during the normal servlce o ,r. Trurnan as our preslaent. Law- makers from many scaes pee,' to treat the Pact'ic lormwes ligtly and we have been overtook- ea too long on many maes. The flight o the Prestoent across our stae impressed him grea,y for he could see  ,tle poss1ull.beS of many things rom" the air t,a are not apparent in the o tner modes of travel. When dlscussmns occur in the future regaramg m,s part of the world we can expect more intelligen treatment than we have had many times m .:no past because o ..... many members  - '7A have naz_r been stssippi and car conung to the  ..... %' United States. Another Rash Of Political Journalism We now have an ot'fcal RepUb- lican and an official Democratic state newspaper. , Both are oz a propaganda type and will be reaa by those of the two parties wio are already prejudiced to .. side of the pohtics fence.:, those in pilitical authority ll '/-*j on spending their money a' : of office holders and those' would like to hold office in ths wayhas Long been a mystery. Few pople in addition to those who are strongly in favor of the pro- paganda carried in these sheets ever read ,them. Washington is blessed with many good newspap- ers capably operated and fairly i.! edited. If the money expended in /I printing and distributing timse propaganda publications were used to buy space in legitimate  newspapers the messages wo'id $*:: get before the general public and " ':'I might do the cause of those pay- ing the bills some good. The lixe span of political publications is usually short and full of peril and pain. We wish the boys a lot of luck. They will need it. Voters Official Pamphlet CarrYsaidlllustr:,, if$ Will what is to_i For time, the Official votel][., will this ,,year be iBIk '" rtoons . Bath sides oRl merit on the Timber Res0urc?-.., e sure f r u    m a , Re e end mNo. 27 we. =,: i*. scpanied by illustrations wb/i ,the.. Were filed with Secretary ,:(,,.] State .Belle Reeves. Argument for  permitting the bill to become law was filed by "Labor's Joint Com- mittee on Public Affairs A. F. of L., C. I .O. and Railway Brother- hood." For the opposing side a. ington Congress of Parents and Teachers filed their argument. Both have illustrations of the car- toon type. This Will Be A Decision For The Voters In 1946 The Douglas Couty Fair Asso- ciation extends an invitation to everyone to attend and enter ex- hibRs in the fair. The premium list and entry blanks are now off the press and are available in your local County Agent's office or you may obtain one b*y writing to the North Central Washington Fair at Waterville. Exhibits from Okanogan, Chelan, Ferry, Lin- coln, Grant and Douglas counties will be on display and anyone liv- ing in these six counties is urged to make entry in some division of the fair, ly of Seattle, has been named companied by Mrs. Harry Aslak- Arguments ,by both grottps state manager of the Brewster Branch on, who also played the wedding almost the same things..Both in- of the National Bank of Com- march, fer that the'state and the school merce. Mr. Hile was born iri Wen Relatives and a few special children wilt be badly' damaged atchee and had a thorough bank- riends were present for t.he oc-!if their side fails to prevail. Ob- asmn Rev Stewart Sparrow of vmusl bot can ot a he elec ing education. He was employed ..." - -'- " y h n c rry t mlated tlon It m m ratve that the in the Bank of Californ!a from  ] " " " pe " 1926 to 1930 and then transferr- The young couple !eft for. a [voter s inform themselves on the l rmf honeymoon, after whmh matter and make the decmmn ed to the First National Bank of l "" t h they wall make their home in Pa Some one  nu taken 1 ar Wena c ee where he worked from " " " "] "s "s "n their - ero 1930, .to 1940. S.arting with 1940 " " , [guments. Argument was filed a- Mr. Hile was a National banking .,  . . ._ I gainst Referendum lo. 26 by the lvlrs ariyie tmue and cmlare examiner and quit this latter posi-  ..... [ Washington State Spornen s of Okanogan were vmtrng ner lion to accept the position at: Council which claims as members _ __ " ' arents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bn- .... ,CeaUmul  Pa- s- [ iingsley on Sunday, . I (Oeatia Oa  S}