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GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY i i HERALD -REPORTER OFFICIAL PAPER FOR THE TOWNS OF BREWSTER0 PATEROS and BRIDGEPORT I , ( I I$ nlllll || , , , VOLUME NO. 45 DROWNS IN OKANOGAN SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR 1  Charles Elsworth, 24, drowned lh week in the Okanogan river at the Wally Moomaw stock ranch below Monse, while he was at- tempting to break a horse. The horse alrso drowned. H'e rode the animal into the swift stream, but it refused to swim, rolling over on its side and making circles in the water. EU- worth slid off the horse and tried to get back to shore but &e was struck three times by the hoofs and head of the frightened animal The body was recovered a few hours later by Brewster men near the scene of the accident, and was taken to the Brnes Funeral Home in Okanogan. The deceased is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ellsworth of Twlsp. Many Benefits For Voluntary Enlistees Lilyeraliz&i bonuses, pay and terms of service are only a few of the benefits now offered to men volunteering for se.rvice in the Regular Army with passage of the 'Armed Forces Voluntary Re- cruitment Aet of 1945," it was declared t&iay by Capt. Roy E. Nelson, in e]trge of the SImkane army recruiting station, second floor Welch Building. Effective immediately, men ay enlist for periods of 18 months or two or three years, said Capt. Nelson. Men who have completed active service in the army of not less than six months may eist for a one-year /period. --- - ..... The new act also lowers the age limit to 17 Years provided parents' or guaxclians' consent is given. DIES WHILE HUNTING ort R00WR Rep On Foster I Creek Dam Sent To Washington A favorable report on the pro- posed Foster Creek Dam, above Bridgeport and 51 miles down the Columbia River from Grand Cou- lee, has been completed by the army division and district engin- eers, and has been forwarded to the army board of engineers for rivers and harbors at Washington, D.C.. The report presents a plan for the construction of a concrete gravity dam across the Columbia river which would develop the head betveen the dam site and the Grand oulee dam. Spillway gates would be located on the crest of the dam. A power canal on the south bank of the river would sulxply water to a 9ower house which would flank the dam. Hydraulic and e'.etrical machin- ery would be installed as needed to furnish up to a total of at least 960.000 kilowatts of power, ac- cording to Brig. General Philip G. Burton, division engineer. Persons interested in the pro- ject should submit staments to the board by October 31st. Store Root Vegetables In Sand And Sawdust Many gardeners will hays root vegetables like beets and carrots to store for winter this year. blizabeth J. Bush, County Home Demonstration Agent, reminds gardeners that only mature, clean, perfect vgeta'bles with no cuts, bruises or decayed spots will keep long in storage, and these must be place that is in a damp, dark, cool=- foumi dead in the woods on the south fork of Salmon creek bout three relies from Conconully early Wednesday morning. From all ap- pearances he had died from the effects of a heart attack. Leaving his home in Omak the day before on a hunting trip and not returning home at night, as he had intended, relatives notified ,offieia and a searching party of .Forest Service men, led by De- Lance Dew, went into the Con- onuliy district and about 9:30 .came upon the body. He was ta- ken to the Precht Funeral Home in Omak. Mr. SVeltz was about 70 years ,of age and is survived by one .daughter, Mrs. W. J. McCormick f Brewster. YOUR CONGRESSMAN REPORTS Wait Hera WASHINGTON, Qet. 11 - Ad- miral Nimitz Day here in Wash- ington was a proud day also ror the State of Washington and par- ticularly for our own 5th District. Ranking very closely to Admiral Nimitz himself was a group of 14 officers and enlisted men from the Navy and Marine Corps who received the Congressional MeRal of Honor. - Lt. Colonel Gregory Boyington of Okanogan, Washington, was the first to rective the Congres- sional Medal of Honor from Pres- ident Truman. It was my privilege to attend this function on the White House lawn. It was also my privilege to be present when Marine Ace Boying- ton received the Navy Cross in the offices of General A. A. Van- degrift, Commandant of the Mar- ine Corps. Just before this pre- lntation, I visited with the Gen- .eral for a few' minues. He told me some of the details of how the Marine Corps had kept watch ver the fate of Colonel Boying- ton during the time e was /pris- oner of the Japanese. The General :said they felt quite certain that To insulate beets and carrots against shriveling, it has been the custom to cover them with damp sand or soil. Recent Vests shaw that sand is the best insulation for beets but that sawdust is better for carrots. In the tests, beets put in a stor- tge room without insulation lost up to 87 percent of their initial weight during 90 days of storage but these in layers of moist sand lost less than one percent. Clean, screened sand, just moist enough to hold its shape when pressed, in the hand should be used. If the sand is too damp, it hastens rot- ting. Rot is much more prevalent in stored carrots than in beets. Car- rots packed, in layers of clean, moist sawdust resulted in less rot and shrinkage, possibly because :sawdust does not pack as closely as sand and soil. ,.TO ERR IS HUMAN IT i WE DOED The Herald-Reporter was mis- taken last week when reporting the sale of the Cash Grocery and Market to M. C. Christie of Okan- ogan. The prospective purchaser stated that he definitely would complete the deal last week for the purchase of the Cash Grocery. Therefore. the Herald-Reporter stated that the sale would be com- i pleted last week, according to the above statement, but apparently the prospective pureha#er was too optomistic as no transaction was made. ON RADIO PROGRAM I It has been announced that Lt. Col. Gregory Boyington, whose mother lives on Brewster Flats, will be on the radio program "In- formation Please" next Monday evening over NBC at 6:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. John Boettinger, lot Seattle, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Welborn. Mrs. Boettinger, the late President Roosevelt's daughter Boyington had survived although_ and husband are very much inter- asionally they received con- ested in the Foster Creek and Col- q_icting reports from the Intelli- arabia Basin development. ,gene Division which them I I John Glessner, who as been gave :uneasy moments. Everybody here likes Gregory Boyington. His quiet manner, un- assuming attitude, and considera- tion for fellow members of the Marine Corps. These are, of ourse, sigs of a good officer and leader.  visiting at the L. B. McLean home with his sister, Mrs. McLean, mo- J l tored Monday up the Me'how to the Joe Dittert home. On Tues- BREWSTER, OKANOGAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. I I | I Just Too Bad [ Travelers between Winthrop and Seattle and l Loomis and Seattle repor seeing several deer car- I cases along the highway/where hunters had thrown  them. This is the result of having an almost mid-sum, mer hunting season. The various sportsmen's clubs, Grange and farmer organizations and other business organizations in this part of the state lodged strong protes against stteh an early huting season but deaf ears were turned to all requests for a later season. It is thought quite possible that one out of .every five or six deer killed by sportsmen living two o three hundred miles away spoiled. Maybe the Game Commission knows what it is do- ing but they have shown little knowledge of the cor- rect time to set this year's deer hunting season. Last Rites For Geo. C. Braker Funeral sre conduc- ted Sunday afternoon in the Epis- copal Church in Brewster by the Rev. Gordon Lind, for George C. Braker, whose death occurred in the Deaconess Hospitr in Wenat- chee Friday morning, after several mofiths illness. With Mrs. J. W. Geisser at the piano, Mrs. Chas. Washburn sang "My Faith Looks Up To The" and "The King of Love My Shepherd Is." The Hori- zon Club girls took charge of the flowers at the church and also at the cemetery in Bridgeport, where the Episcopal and the Masonic graveside services were held. Pallbearers were Walter Cor- nehl, Vernon Monroe, Robert Downing, Win. Asmussen, Wade Toutman, and Win. Morris. on Bar. There the family lived until mov- ing to Brewster in 1943. Mr. Braker was a memlrer of the Epis- copal Church, Bar Grange, Ma- sons and a Knight Templar. Survivors are the widow, a son, Sidney Braker, a daughter, Thel- ma, and a brother and sister in Wisconsin. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FORMER BREWSTER MAN Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Barnes Chapel in Okanogan for F_,d C. Nicholas. who died Monday at the Biles Me- morial hospital in Omak. Mr. Nicholas had been sick for some time. 'Two weeks ago, he was in Spokane for treatments and seemed a little better on his return. But he soon became worse and was taken to the Omak hos- .pital where he lived but a few days. He lived in Brewster many years, was operator of a garage here, also had charge of the tele- phone office and was in charge of the repair shop for the Gamble Lumber Company here for sev- eral years. Surviving besides his wife, Pearl, are one daugher, Mrs. Win. Heineck, and two grandchildren of Spokane. Masonic graveside services were held at the Okanoma cemetery where he was laid to rest. Farmers Must Report By Jan. 1, 1946 Owing to the reorganization of the ACA following war activities certain changes are taking place which make it imperative that all reports on practices with accom- panying proofs must be submitted to the Triple-A before the begin- ning of tle new year. There can be no extension of time in Oka- nogan county this year. Either at- tend the scheduled meeting in your community or come into the Office. Remember, this is a must order and if not attended to before Jan- uary 1st, you are out. J. E. Wilkinson, Chairman ACA, Okanogan County, Wash. Who Caught Who Methodlst Portland, as president of Willamette University, snapped the victure GUESTS AT DEZELLEM HOME T. E. Westover of Seattle and Jas. Wstover and daughter Mrs. Betty Stevens o Belllngham vis- ited at the Oliver Dezellem home the last of the week and wen hunting. . Mrs. Lois Orr went to Seattle ;ast week to visit her husband, who is in the hospital there. Mrs. Ed Thrapp ami son are vi- siting here with the Jack Thrapp family. Michael Zegafuse has been on a weeks vacation trip in Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. John Felice, of Seattle, are visiting at the G. S. Asbury home. Sgt. Gregg Pitts and wife left the last of the. week for Seattle after a visit at the Voll Pitts home at Bridgeport. He has just been released from ti army. Ice cream was served Wednes- day afternoon at the Gambl Packing shed. Umm! Not a bad place to work. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parsley left for Arkansas this week. ARMY EQUIPMENT TO BE RELEASED Nearly $21,000,0.06 worth of surplus Army snow and winter clothing and quipment soon wibl be made available to the public, Ninth Service Command headquar ters at Ft. Douglas, Utah, learned today. Included are the following items of ski equipment: boots, skis, poles, goggles, bindings, repair kits, as well as knit wristlets, arc- tic felt shoes, ice creepers, trail snowshoes and lined trousers. Mountain and wocl type sleeping bags will also be sold. First Lt. Cecil Swieghardt and i day, Mr, Glessner returned to his bdother, Cpl. Vern, are here visit- home on the Coast, visiting Mans- ing their parents, Mr. and Mrs. field enroute. I John Sweighardt. i Box Top Short- age Easing Up The critical need for box tops for apple boxes has eased some- what in the last week, but today it appears to be a touch and go proposition as to whether or no there will be enough lids to su- ply the drnand for the entire harvest. The arrival of a specially impregnated cardboard, used ex- elusively by the army and navy until this month, and more .lids by mils still operating are meeting today's needs. Several of the mills which are still operating have turned most of their production to box tops. But should these mills stop, the situation might become critical as it was two weeks ago when there was a shortage of three and a half million lids. However, if the mills now out on strike return to work before harvest ends, the entire needs can be met, suppliers said today. The Yakima growers are still very short of lids. Enforce Law For Filing Death Certificates The state law governing filing within 72 hours of death certifi- cates by funeral directors will be more strictly enforced by the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, Dr. S. A. Porter, County Halth Officer announced today. I Laxity that prevailed during the war period is being tightened' up and violators will be prose- cuted under the rules and regula- tions of the State Halth Depart- ment, Dr. Arthur L. Riffle, State advised Dr. Per- pointed out that directors are giving in a-few instances regulations are not be- ing adhered to by tke morticians. VIOLATORS OF GAME LAWS FINED OKANOGAN - Altlugh no 'aeer hunting acciden.ts have been re- ported so far in Okanogan county there have been several violators of the game code, according to Howard Vieh, justice of peace. Among those ap@earing in his court were A. B. Pedersen for taking illegal deer. He was fineI $250 with part of the fine remit- ted. O. G. Palmer was heard on improperly tagging a deer, and was fined $10 and costs. Eugene Baker was heard on the same charge and was given the same fine B. Housen was.fined $48 and costs for shooting grouse out of season. W. V. Creviston was fined $10 and costs for hungng on a game reserve. Karl Erchinger was fined $25"0 for having in his pos- session deer meat illegally ac- quil-ed. Part of his fine was re- mitted. Norman " Streubel was fined $250 and his gun confisca- ted for killing a fawn. Part of his fine was remitted. BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR MRS. HOLDEN The 83rd birthday anniversary of Mrs. Ella Holden was celebra- ted Friday afternoon by a party of friends at her home. Some ver- ses written for the occasion were lead, followed by the singing of "Happy Birthday." Kelsie Curry entertained with guitar selections. Fresh and canned fruit were presented the hostess, who then served refreshments to the follow- ing guests: Mesdames Nettle Whi- tinger, W. D. Owings, F. D: Win- slow, Nannie Gillespie, G. S. As- bury, J. McCormick, J. R. Albin, R. C. Wanamaker, Ray Warner, F. Gruenewald, O. P. McCoy and the Misses Ida and Kelsie Curry. HUNTERS HURT IN WRECK NORTH OF MALOTT A wreck just north of Male t The Department of Commerce, Saturday night injured two hunt- with offices in San Francio, CaN ers from Seattle. and badly dam- ifornia and Seattle will act as the aged the car. The driver, Wendell disposal agency, as direct sales Clark, suffered a broken pelvic are not made by the Army. bone, and was the mot seriously wounded although both men were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Plemons have taken to the Omak hospital. In- had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Rbt. vestigation by the State Patrol is Larsen of Seattle, who returned pending recovery of Mr. Clark, Ire their home Monday. Ed Esteb, state patrolman says. OCTOBER 18, 1945 BOB WELBORN HOME. AND CIVILIAN AGAIN Pfc. Robert Welboru, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Welborn, and busband of Peggy Welborn, the former Peggy Malott of Pateros, is home from Germany and a civ- ilian again. He landed in New York September 20, coming in a- board the Queen Dizabeth, which he pronounced "a break" after the week he spent at Le Havre waiting for transportation. Weborn, an infantryman, First Army, served 16 months in the ETO, entering combat about a week before the action at St. Lo, the toughest combat he experi- enced, he said. From there he was in the fight across Germany to. the Elbe and the end of hostilities. In the 16 months he had no rest except for one two-day pass, is- sued at a spot where there was no town of any size or interest to spend the time. He wears the ETO ribbon with four battle stars, the combat In- fantryman's badffe, the good con- duct medal, the bronze star medal and the presidential unit citation insignia. He has also been award- ed the /purple heart for wotmds received in action in Gtrmany last October 14. He reported that his unit oc- casionally got apples and thac they were almost invariably North Central Washington apples and in good condition. More often they got oranges, which thty traded to German children. The children had never before had oranges - or even seen them, he said. Welborn has jointi his wife and two-year-old daughter, Irma Jo, for a rest before thinking a- bout what comes next. WINNERS IN 4-H CONTESTS Doris Hill and Dick Harle of Chelan County placed first at the district deristrafiOn-cbiest "a" Okanegan, October 13. These clh mmbers will now go to Seattle December 13 and I4 for state competition. Doris demonstrated "Making Personalized Shoulder Pads." Dick demon.trated "Making a Cad- board Carton Chick Brooder." These clttb members competed with two 4-H'rs from Douffas and. two from Okanogan County. Msrilyn Beery, Coulee Dam, placed first in the 4-H district dress revue contest held in Okan- ogan October 12 and 13. Marilyn is a fourth-year club member. This past year she has been car- tying a clothing and food /preser- vation project. She is also a blue- ribbon winner in the food preser- vation contest. On October 27, Marilyn, ac- companied by Miss Elizabeth Bush, will go to Yakima to com- pete in the state dress revue con- test. The winner here gets a free trip to the 4-H Congress in Chi- cago in December. August Vital Statistics Births" during the month of August in Washington state to- taled 3,791 bringing to 28,633 the mark to September 1st, Dr. Porter, County Health Officer announced today. The total compared with 3,894 in August of 1944 and 28,243 for the @cried to September 1, 1944, according to figures re- ltased to Dr. Porter, by Dr. Ringie. Deaths for Attgust this year to- taled 1,753 as compared with 1,690 for the same month in 1944. Total for deaths to Sep- tember 1 was 14,446 for 1945 and 14,528 for the same period in 1944. The birth trend this year indi- cates that 1945 will be a banner year, setting an all time record. Grange Meeting There were three important re- solutions adopted at the Thursday night's Grange meeting, one re- garding the Foster Creek Project. Mr. and Mrs. Basil Churchill, members of several years' stand- ing, who have recently returned from Tacoma. were welcomed home. October 25th is the date set for the nxt meeting. Miss Mary Webb of Montana came home with Freida Waddel] from Spokane to spinal last week end. NUMBER 16 [ About The State Of Washington By Guy LaFollette Proposed Power Company Deals May Be Cause For Special Legislative Session Olympia, October 17 - Th'e old problem of who shall pay. and how much may be the real cause for a special session of the legislatme in the weeks to come. The issue as it is developin concerns loss of revenue from taxes which have been collected from the utility companies in the past. These large tax checks have ben accepted as a matter of course for a long time In many counties payments by the power companies are larger than from any other taxpayer. Wit, the sale eT the power lins and other properties to public utility districts this revenue will of course stop. It does not require a tax expert to see what th result will be. It will mean less tax in- come or a considerable increase in taxes for all other taxpayers an the county affected. Loss in Tax Revenue Would Exceed Seven Million DolIars Should the properties of Pugo Sound Power & Light be sold, the annual tax income totaling about two and a quarter million dollars to the state and municipalities and some four million dollars to the federal government would stop a; once. Sale of the Puget Power property would, it is admitted, be followed by the sale of other ri- vote units until the entire system of private lines would be in the hands of public utility districts vs soon as arrangements could be completed for their transfer. The situation has reached the point where Governor Men C. Wallgren has been giving it a lot of study. Obviously revenue must come from somewhere to meet use, - .... .,. -?. final[ha/sls many times becomes the same individual. The overnor rightly thinks that the time to de- cide on what moves should be made is before financing is all compltted. Laws Might Be Changed To Tax Utility District Properties There is a strong tendency to change laws governing the public utility districts and provide for taxing of properties they hold which are now exempd from levy. It is conceded that such a move would bring a real fight from those who wish to retain th exemption feature. In any event this-matter is sure to be an issue in future legislation and should a special session be called it will be one of the big issues up for con- " sideration, otherwise it will be one of the vital matters for legis- lativ action in the nex regular session. Taxation Of Property Would Affect Fivancing Plans There is a rule on the part of financing houses that no property should ever be bonded or mor- gaged for its full purchase price This condition is being played down by those interested in these deals, it is said, for the reason that the property will not be sub- ject to taxation when owned by the public utility districts and for the further reason that they also are not subject to rate regulation as when owned by private com- panies as now prevails. Buyers of these bonds, which from announce ments seem to total the full pur- chase price of the properties in- volved, might conceivably get the idea that the rates could be m- creased to the point where income would repay the .bonds and inter- est for people must and will buy electricity. While all these matters are b- fore the public there seems to be some delay or perhaps "difficulty in finding @eople who will put up the one hhndred thirty five miI- lion dollars necessary to close the suggested purchase of the Pugez Sound Power & Light properties. (Continued On Page 4) Soldier = V-Mail American Army personnel sta- tioned in England wrote 258,000- 000 V-Mail letters to friend and relatives in the United States be- tween June, 1942, and August, 1945, Ninth Service Command headquarters at Fort Douglas, U- tall, learned today. During those 37 months they in turn received 259,000,000 V-Mail letters from this country.