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DERBY DAY AUGUST 25th HERALD - R00EP00:ORTER VOLUME NO 45 SUBSCRIPTION $200 PER YEAR Estabiish Dan TWO DAY HOL00DA00 WITH END OF WAR G0000ble Mem The end of tLhe war Tuesday . brought nationwide celebration Tree F and hilarity. People practically arm w.d. the news beipg verified about 4 in the afternoon, manp places of business ironed- Large Tract Set Aside for lately closed. They were closed New Growth Trees a day Wednesday and some of them also on Thursday. The Gamble Lumber Company There was street dancing and this week received the certifica- coanmunity singfv/g and various tion from the Forestry Service other forms of celebration and which designates the Dan Gamble merriment in Brewster, and large Tree Farm as a Western Pine croWdS of people were milling the Tree Farm. streets Dan Gamble, founder of this company, always took care to leave lots of seed trees when he Gala Affair For was logging, and therefore there is afinegrowthof,o, oolPateros Sat Nite on The state forestry servic corrplimented, him many times on his logging methods The Gamble Lumber Company Plan Kid mad Pet Parade started operating in 1910 and has been in business continuously ev- At their recent regular meet- er since, and is one of the main ing the Junior Women of Pateros supporting industries of Brewster. completed ;plans for tim evening In the Forestry letter sent to of Saturday, August 18th, which Mrs. Geblyers, they said, in par: "There is no growing tract of for- is to feature a Kiddie and Pet i eat.land in the State that Lknow Parade, and a whole evening of of which is better qualifds a fnjnd,ettLaiitrmt.'ltyti- memorial to =the : merory .of a tswill,beld.n an{et$w good citizen and an outstanding exciting nat the City" Hall pioneer- lumberman. W'e congra- Park, and an intertting program -tuhtte you on your farsightadin, is to be presented by the partici- i te.t in this-@rogram and yum tin of manfPatmG,t!WIdza- d.e.:to protect and to manage ens. i)tands for the contmuotts There will be many novel en- tion of forest crops in ,the tries in the Parade, inciudihg cos- .i'y of Dan Gamble" turned yqlgsters:f all arts, and :* e s approximately 6,000 their dlpts. Sv#ral organitatons , ac.rs of young.rees in this was- have made IrtsJor group tntries  -e tmfma ,.,which Gam-whighsholld be unusual. There !, wich viil wll e pizes - for all types ofn- tri#s, and all those whojre inter- area. eted ndaplan to be n tlve-Par- i "  le shod be at the Clubhouse Jn i !  , $ ! '   - " .......  i sounded loud and ,lng.w, hen ,the necial Club.!-Psident, :_Mr. J. F. word came from our President of ber of the Pateros Insurance & the Japanese surrender on Tues .Tnvestment offlee and Mrs. Gee. daY- ahn. About 200 folks gathered .on There will>be:ausical numbers I" the Pateros City :Park lawn at 8 on the @tgram..which has not P.M. Tuesday or a program .of beeR.anncedin" full as yet buz prayer.and thanksgiving to God l'caniscs to beJnteting George for vctory over the enemy. Zahmwtll .be Annourer and-Mas- Various organizations partici- ter of Cremonies. pated.. he, most interestipfffeature of Rev. Dorton Coats acted" as thq eening is to be the Pateros chairman in the:.absence of r v Cdidate for Derby.Queen,'Mias Stewart Fparrow. ]inia Cooper. Se.will* @articl- The group ..sang "The Star [t in the Prade, the ticket Spangled Banner" and "Aneri-[sae'will , be made ilteresting, by ca." They hadthe flag.salute led the:voting .power accordel, her. by Glen Shadle, .and alprayer by Many of the oBrewster Derby Larry 'G0erz, of Seattle. D. F. Comaittee will &e on hand to Nickell-gve a, patriotic =talk fol- watch the Parade:ald participate i lowed by two vocal solo by:John L';/.Yor :Dvertsbusch spoke in th evening's entertainment. ed Wednesday as a [00Pa`t0ros Grgd'Zahn gave a talk on our OFFICIAL PAPER FOR THE TOWNS OF BREWSTRI,PATEROS and BRIDGEPORT boys who have done. so..ruclnd our loyalty-to them as they return and the ;part we should PlaY in the post-.ar,mahabilitation..He r presented the American Legiim. The Methow Church Choir sang "A Song of TriamlYh." Mrs..Aud- rey Mills gave a reading entitled i "Prayer After Tumult." lldon alLwas responsible for the loud speaker and megaphone. l WHILE HERE VISITING SISTER Mrs Sarah Emeline Stevens, 73, died last Saturday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. K. P. Mfllberry, of Brewster, after brief illness. She arrived here a- bout thre weeks ago from Ste- vens Point, Wisconsin, to visit with her sister. Mrs. Stevens was born in Wau- sau, Wisconsin, December 6, 1871 where s spent her early life, later mg with her parents to Stevens Point. In 1893, Sarah Packard was married to Lewis D. Stevens,,,wo preceded her in death in 1939. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs K. P. Millberry and Mrs. Jose- phine Martin of Brewster, and Mrs. Lora Roberts, Chicago; one son, Stewart Stevens, St. Paul, Minnesota; and three grandchil- dren. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 A.M. in the Pa- teros Methodist Church with the l s. nili I nl BREWSTER, OKANOGAN COUNTY, .WASI@HqGTON. AUGUST 16, 1945 Pateros School Faculty 194546 Improvements Made On School Building Supt A. H. Irwin of the Pater- os Schools announces that grades 7 and 8 through high school will begin on August 27th. Grades 1 through 6 will begin on Septem- ber 4th. First graders must be six on or before October 15th according to a ruling made .two years ago by the school board. The grade school faculty is now complete but at least one more teacher is needed in the high school. "Fne following have signed contracts: Grade one - Mrs. Grace McNe- illy, Pateros. Grade two and part of the third Mr Oladys Mad, den of Winthrop. Grade four and part of grade three - Miss Kay Clark of Tacoma Grades five and six - Mrs. Eu- na Burger, Pateros. Cades seven and eight and el- ias.diary priacilml- Mr. A. T. Jkins of Great Falls, Montana. High School English, Music and U. S. History - Mrs Roma Tukey of Pateros. Caereial and girl's physical education - Mrs. Dorothy Hunter of Seattle. New avatories for the high school are, nearing completion. A new roof was put on the building this summer-too. Mr. West has been making improvements in the auildg which will lye greatly a- preciated by all. L Stqmrintendent Irwin would ,like to have the seniors register before the o@ening of school. The Monday Aug.20 .Indifference Mire Than Opposition is ::Feared The school, election to decide the bond issue and the special 20 ,mill levy will be decided next Monday. The purpose to both measures is to prepare more class rooms, including a manual train- ing room .and a domestic science :department. It is estimated that ]oth mea- sures will raise, apromately fif- ty thousand and thia,mount with the state and federal school aid money will produce sufficient funds for a $100,000 building Appropriation Must Have Majority .Th.,Xtst be 40 percent of the voters who voted at the last Asked For vote-next:Monday and 60 [tntof theze voting must be lWt ] in favor of the, measures. J[J[|lqqL] i-Indications are that there is lit- tle..or no plmsitiOn as the School Immediate Action ked Board has planned the proposed ,building ,program for a long per- For Development il.of time. However, the fear has been expressed that the me,- Tom Welborn, Brewjr,. a.ttcn- sues may not pass as the vote ded a meeting of the Columbia might b so small that it might be Basin Conmission in Ephrata last defeated. Saturday.! The Commission -@aast tt wend be a pity if our indif- a resolut'.'pn asking Congress for ference to vote next Monday bin- an immediste pizotlen Of dered the education of our own $25,00.0,000 for construction on children. the Colombia Basin project, which Boosters for the program are would carry water frecn Grand asking that everyone be sure and Coulee Dam to 1,029,900 thirsty ,vete t the special school election central Washington acres at the school building Monday, Addressed to the @residant,,nnd August 20th. to the gena,te and hottse :of rep- The polls will be open between sentatives, the esolution asked 1:00 P.M. and 8:00. P. M. that the appro@riation ,be made and said in part: IR;ESSING PLANT "It is our belief that conditions ,EISHES PF CROP resulting from the sudden termin- ation of the war demand that ira- The Brewster-Pateros Process- mediate action be taken to pro- .ig Plant just finished processing vklo.:frm }tmtesjs of *,57tns of peas grown in the up- 'arm-minded men being released @er Methow Valley. They were frpm the armed services. In doing It,up in one and five pound con- o, :itwill ,denp4nt,fr iners. The quality of the peas mtmbprs of anA=geres as was  excellent this year, said Mr 6hey sareiea4tndgor.thnd Freeman, who was in charge. " reds of thousands of civilians They are storing 8 pea thrash- .wse c,=emloymlt in . wtrjn. g,,machinea on the J.' F. Steiner dustries is" being,aitated, ranch. They are now- processing Because of the importance of 100, tons of eas shipped from Mt. this project to the economic fu- Vernon, but expect to be through ture of the Pacific Northwest and by Friday. GRANGE MF-,TS WITH PULSIPS ' Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Pulsilher wer hosts, Thursd evening, to the Brewster Grang at it's third and last open-air 4eting for the summer. A numbel'Jf guests also "participated in the 1at luck sup- per which featured., such timely delicacies as "roang ears" and fresh peaches. A committee w r S arrange for a Gra. entry in the ;parade. to be one ofbthe events on Derby Day. The ,Hohe E0n0mics com/nittee will be ifllchaeof re- freshments served t the LO.O.F. Hall on that day. Rev. Stewart Sparrow officiating, the naion, we ask that technical- [ The processing of pears for the Cremation followed. The Smith ities be minindged to permit the ] first time at this plant was started Funeral hme of Pateras was in .making of an immaediate pprepri-[on Monday. Harry Baker is in charge of the arrangements. I orion." ] charge. School L00&es in Okan. Co. Foods LocallyA]mndant Are Used forLunches In spite of wartime ,hnssmps, many schools have itgain succeed- ed in operating vel lift# school lunch rograms tlughout ithe County during the last school year. 2_rough the interest and effort of many community work- ers, 197,488 lunche[ were served school children in 0kanogan Coun ty during the year Ust past. The aia of the mhool lunch rram is to provide schooLchil- dren the right amoOnts and right kinds of food at tthe noon-day meal, and.to aid 1o1 farmers in the marketing of fods in parti- cular abundance ant i,a the long- time develmnt of;Jtter mar- kets for ,agr!cultuqfl produs. Some .of - t : ood  ,ons/tiered in lacal,,aee snd,a/igh the scho!s @UZuely were: onion, tmatoes, greh .ltnes, squaa, pe,..s, :, dry : Jeans, .... - , pinach, ,s a y,,l g u]  - sibillty for its operation, the U.S. I:epartment of Agriculture has helped. Throtgh .agreement with this Agency, school \\;unch pro- wms arereiab0n the bas- is of the. r ov,alS served. 0kanogan C.unty received last year $1404,394rp.m tke U. S. Department ef -Agilfltre, ac cording to .Gitimrt L "Rlr, Dis- trict Director, OIm:e of.,Supply. The tM, al amount-of:mosey sptnt for food *for liaol lult was $19,1124 for the CottW, in- cluding fed costa bme by spon- sors. .Schools in this County partici- pating in this pr ,are: Carlton School -am-ring 7,100 .Enteads S&ool  0. Okanogan ;$erviig. 27,@57 mtals Omak serving.,l,764 smm/s. Orovflle serv/n: 29,428 meals. Riverside serviug..,869 aegis. S. M's Miibn, ,646 ml Tonasket serving.23,245 meals. Winthrop servin 21,707 meals Most of the lunches were turned at a charge to the children of from five to t cents .each. The average food ost per meal was 11% cents and! the average labor cost 6 % cents:per meal. MASONIC PICNIC }STPONED The Masonic pixie for District No. 22, schedtled for next Sun- day is off. A meeting of the ;pro- meters bold Monday night disclos- ed the fat that there was con- siderable opposition to going to Shnon Meadows for the affair. Many people who are conserving tires and gasoline were prepared to go as far as Conconully but hePitated at the additional ten miles up and same mileage back involved in making the trip, to. the Meadows. The Concenuliy camp grounds are under in, tenements now and will be in good shape for the Pioneer Picnic on Labor Day, but cod not be prepared intime for the Masonic picnic next Sun- day. After due consideration, the Masonic committee in charge o the proposed a)ir decided to post4mne the event for another year, when it is expected the Con- conully grounds wil be in bet- ter shape to accommodate such affairs. The Hi Cromer family and the Fred Milner family are speding a few days up the ltSethow on a ca trip. DON'T FORGET THAT WAR BOND " ' TRIANGLE CLUB IS Old T00mers . [ ENTERTAINED P|cmc Labor Day i :heafttlelnVi-gTm.anm.blerlauidl "t s t ed " ge Suitable Place Found for Tuesday, when Miss Ida Curry Picnic at Conconully land Mrs. O. P. McCoy entertained on the lawn of the former: Mes- The outlook for a record crowd at the annual meeting of the Oka- hogan Cunty Pioneers Associa- tion is very good, according to Mrs., Ski White, @resident of the organization, who was in Okanog- an after a visit to Conconully for an inspection of the camp grounds that wil$ be ud this year. The session, always held on Labor Day, will convene this year un- der the voluminous shade trees at "the east end of the old park where Mrs. White says, there is ample room for a large crowd. Tables and seats have been sent in .by the State Parks Committee and are being assembled and set up by John Johnson, who has charge of the work going on at tl park. Water will be provided and eteves set up for making coffee and other arrangements for the comfort of the od timers who wlll come together for their an- nu visit or a'time it was feared it would be necessary to hold the p'lhic at some other place, prob- ablY at Salmon Meadows, when it was realizeed that improvements being made in the old park m- volzed taking out some 65 of the old pine trees. These were cut down and sawed up. into ca:m@ wood for use of campers stopping at the park. But u@on investiga- tion'it was discovered that plenty of dmde existed over near the Johnson place where picnics can he held until rapid growing trees to .be planted next spring will make the old park serviceable a- gain. No' special program is being prepa'ffid, Mrs. White asserts, ex- cept tltHax/T.. T Martin, state parks director, will be present to address the ;party, and Mrs. Belle Reeves, secretary of state, may also come over from Olpmpia for tire occasion and of course will be called upbn for participation in the pam. As uslal, coffee will be fur- nisked y the Association, also canned milk, but all picnickers , tl year will have to bring along sugar if they desire it in their coffee, on account of OPA regula tions. [Brewster Girl Leads Race For Derby Queen Votes for Queen Must Be In By August 20th The voting=in the race i a Derby Queen" has changed a little this week Miss Kay oGoehry, of Brewster, "has gone into the lead by a small majority. The for girls that are still in the running are as followst Kay Goehry, 7,91 votes, Irene ]alott, 7,800 votes, Blanche" McKinley, 7,250 and Vir- ginia Cooper a Pateros has to dat, 5,630. They are planning a parade and social affair in Pater- os this Saturday evening which will etmdoubtediy boost her total eensidexably. Dearie or Votes All tickets ,bought before mid- night August 20th will be privi- leged to vote for the Queen of the Derby. However, that dead- tlne has been Set and will be ad- hered to in order that the count may be made carefully and cor- rectly. Sound Truck for Derby Day Frank Wilcox, Omak radian, has offered the Brewster Benefit Derby Committee the free use of his sound truck, and his services as the operator for the Brewster Derby Day, Saturday, August 25. Mr Wilcox has used his soun equipment throuffhout the Coun- ty for various functions in tim past years. The Committee stated that Mr. Wilcox will be-notified mmed- lately that his genererous offc: has been accepted. dams C V. Elliott, W. H. Olson, R. C. Vanamaker, Meta Skiles, W. R. Harris, Willard El:well, J. C. Sonstelie, G. L. Wilson, C.V. Hile, E. Myers, Mrs. McCoy and Ida and Kelsie Curry. Arrangements were discussed for the booth Derby Day where ;pies, cakes, doughnuts, cookies and coffee are to be served. Plans were made relative to the ntertainment of the teachers and the Civic League on September 5. The next meeting is scheduled for September 11th, when officers will be instalNd and new mem- bers received. Pfc. Wing Sees Hard Fighting 0n Mindanao Ability to take it as well as dish it out under extreme hard- ships was displayed in bitter fight ing near Del Monte airstrip on Mindanao by Pfc. Harley E. Wing, son of Charles Wing of Brewster, a rifleman in the i08th Infantry regiment. Pfc. Wing's company 4s credit- ed with 86 enemy dead as a re- sult of a running nine-day encount l er and a final show-down fight with the Ja;panesee o a battle- field marked by combination mountain jungle terrain. Pfc. Wing was ordered with his company to maintain the right flank of an encompassing move- ment on a strong Jap position in a village near Del Monte. The infantrymen faced inaum- erable obstacles in reaching their objective. It was necessary to break trails in thick jungle, climb steep cliffs, pass high mountains ford unbridg- ed, mountainous rivers. Rain was an everyday occurr- ence. The mud was deep. The in- sects were many. Supplies could be delivered only by parachute. Pfc. Wing and his companions stretched three meals of "K" rations throughout a five- day period. For drinking water they depend ad upon rivers and rain caught in hehnets at night. No time could be spared for bathing. The doughboys carried heavy packs consisting of bed rolls, side arms, armnunition and drinking water. These necessities totaled as much as 30 pounds in weight. Besides overcoming all these natural impediments, Pfc. Wing and the infantrymen also wallop- ed the Ja;ps. The 108th in, fantryrnen fought two days to capture a ltill defend- ed by Japanese machine gunners and riflemen. On the fifth night of the march a Japanese force, equivalent to a company, launched a banzai at- tak against the 108th perimeter in a fanatical, unsuccessful at- tempt to halt the advance. After nine sleepless nights and as many days of hard walking and intermittent fighting, Pfc. Wing's corn@any rachei its objective. The encircling maneuver com- pleted, Pfc. Wing's conany, as- sisted by other elements of the 108th regiment, systematically wi)ed out the Japanese defende.rs in one of the fiercest engagements in the Mindanao campaign. Pfc. Wing, after the battlefield smoke had lifted, was granted a three-day rest. Admittedly, he had earned it. Goes To Visit Husband T-5 Harold Pitts, of Brewster, has been flown from Germany to France and will arrive by boat in New York on August 17th. He was injured in a truck accident while in action in Germany and is in a cast. Mrs. Pitts and 2-year old son, Zarol Rodney, left Tuesday to see him in New York. They are driv- ing as far as Portland,Oregon and will take the train from there. Mrs. Kay Leander, who has been visiting Mrs. Pitts returned to her home in Mold Saturday, and Sharon Pitts accontpanied her for a visit. Miss Merle Overturf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dunbar, ac- companied Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Holt from Spokane on Saturday. They enjoyed a picnic chiclcen dinner on the Dunbar lawn Satur- ty evening. I NUMBER 7 About The State 0[,Wash!.ngton Governor Wallgren Takes Spot- light In Washington Political Activities Olympia, August 15" Political action on a board front developed during the past ten days and in three separate scenes Governor Men C. Wall gren @layed the lead- ing part or was very much in evi- dence in the background. The much scussed special ses- sion of the legislature which has been mentioned in the press since the regular session000000L00rne came up for notice a..W, letter was ailed to the State Taxpayer that the :u!: saying about that the call might dome at any time and that a special ges- ion is not necessary and would be a considerable ex@ense. Governor Says Such Kctlon Might Be Taken But Not Now Contemplated To this the Governor replied, "I see by the press and by announce- ments of the State Taxpayers As- sociation that I'm about to call such a session. The truth is I'm not, but if the taxpayers associa- tion con tinues to insist I am, just to ;please it I might." He then ad- ded that he would not hesitate to call such a session if circumstan- ces justified such action but there is no indication that such a move will be taken. Local Taxpayers Assocla- tio Being Organized In Cou'ntles Speaking of taxpayers we have reports of organization of strong local taxpayers units in various counties in the state which asking for affiliation with state organization. While we have no definite information in the matter, indications are that they will work along the lines of other such organizations in watching over county and state tax levying bodies. Prominent Woman Legislator "Ousted" From Position in Party For the alleged reason that she criticized the veto of the teachers pension measure by Governor Wallgren, action was taken dur- ing the last week in July to re- move Julia Butler Hansen, veter-, an member of.the legislature and one of .the able supporters of the school forces in the state from her party posts This story just became public during the ast few days. Mrs. Hansen was not " only removed from her chairman- ship of the Wahkiakum County democratic committee, but SUCh action was taken against her by the nine-county league which held a meeting at Chehalis on Ju- ly 27 for the purpose. Both meet- ings we are told were attended by Jerry O'Connell representative of the state central committee. School forces maintain that the moves were ;part of a statewide plan to punish those who suvport the teacher's side of the Referen- dum No. 27 battle. Mrs. Hansen States Her Position In Refusing Resignation In a letter refusing to resign Mrs. Hansen said in part, "Gover- i nor Wallgren had the right as a sovereign citizen and a member [of the legislative body to speak for or against such action. "Thank God it is our respective !right. That is the America that !called ten million men to defend that right. I would be loath to be- tray one drop o blood spilled for that freedom." Prominent members of the De- mocratic party say that the entire matter is a local affair and they know only what they see in the newspapers about it. Goveraor Gets Action in a Big Way Wen Commenting on Veterans What may become one of the most important developments, came when the Governor at a press conference was said to have replied, when asked what the state administration's policy toward the employment of returning war ve- terans will be, "the only ones who won't be hired are those who have actively identified themselves with the Repubican party." Comments on this situation came from many sources and in- clude the following: "The boys weren't asked whether they were Democrats or Republicans when they were drafted," said Dr. C. J. Huber, head of a 40 and 8 organi- zation. i (Continued On Page $)