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BREWSTER'S BRIDGE; THE GATEWAY TO AND THE OUTLET FOR THE GREAT CARIBO0 TRAIL. BREWSTER HERALD i i LI I I I ..... • VOLUME NO. 32. ,,, , , , " ,, ' ,'i'f ; ...... ,, GROWERS ASK STATE TO BUY BREWSTER TOLL i i i ii i i  . _ t PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF AND TO THE "GATEWAY TO THE FAMOUS OKANOGAN COUNTRY. ' BREWSTER, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. COMMERCIAL CLUBS PASSING RESOLUTIONS Only Remaining Structure Of Kind On State ' System WOULD HAVE STATE BASIN Bill Will Be Introduced AI Coming Legislative Session There will be one bill that will be introduced at the coming legislative session which all boosters of the Co- lumbia Basin project will welcome. 'lhe Wenatchee League met with the Columbia Basin Committee of Spokane last Saturday and drafted a bill designed to co-ordinate all work into one state commission. The bill, first suggested by State Representative E. F. Banker of Ok- anogan, calls for an appropriation of $50,000 from state funds to be used for development of the river project, the Columbia Basin Commission, as it is called, to handle all matters in this connection. The commission will consist of five members to be appointed by the gov- ernor• COMMUNITY CHURCH WEEKLY NEWS NOTES The Christmas season will be ob- served in the local church with a i.spe¢ial service of worship Christmas mox;ning at eleven o'clock. Christmas evening there will be a complete program consisting of mu- sic, readings, the White Gifts ser- vice and the showing of slides de- picting the story of the nativity. The children of the primary de- partment and the young people will all have a part in the program. An immense fir tree was placed in the church for decorative purposes andthe Christmas spirit will be shar- ed for all. "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son." Let us honor him by our gifts to those who would otherwise be forgotten. , PROGRAM Christmas Carols Reading--Beverly Attridge Beginners Exercise Primary Exercise Song--Primary Children Reading--Betty Marchesseau Primary Exercise I bridge here. : Sol6"Mrs. Woods ] Reading--Mrs. Featherstone l FIREMEN HOLD Wh,te Gifts Service I ., Reading--Vivian Sweeney I quartette-L--Bonita Holland, Verysl HOT DO(; FEED Weaver, Mary Smethurst, Doris Itol-, land A free bridge at Brewster is a move that growers and business men of Brewster and the Bar launched som-e time ago. The move has grown considerably and nearly eyeD, Com- merclal club in the country will back -=the free bridge program• The huge cost to the residents and growers who pay toll to use the bridge: amounts to nearly $50,000. a year. The bridge here is the last toll bridge on the state highway system. Growers on the Douglas county side find the toll bridge a most ex- pensive proposition when it comes to getting fruit to the Great Northern yards on this side of the river. The orchardists will continue to suffer as long as they are compelled "to pay this added cost to get their fruit to market. In addition all or- chard supplies, boxes, etc., come higher because of the added charg for bridge crossing• Good Rslief Measure As a relief . measure this district could not ask for any better pro- gram. The growers who' have been hard hit arc asking the state to pur- chase this bridge and wipe out the last toll span and to give relief. Nearly $90,000 is invested in this bridge by local people and undoubt- edly this item would be a:Christmas present long to be remembered. The fi'ee bridge move is utmost in the minds" of the apple growers, who pay and pay in bridge tolls. It is pointed out that the Vantage bridge was purchased by state and nearly 100 per cent of it use is by travelers , while the Brewster Bridge carries a large freight tonnage. The first of the week, D. S. Gam- ble, F. H. Phipps, H. G. Hawthorne, Venon M6noe/'R: C:'lonroe Ry Smith :and Bert Berry made a trip to Croak to meet with the commer- cial club there. A committee from that club dlafted a resolution urg- ing that the St.ate Legislature appro- priate neccessary funds for purchase of the bridge. Like cooperation has also been:, secured fl'om okanogan, Tonasket, Riverside and OroviUe. Tuesday , R..A. Downing, Vernon Monroe, and R. C. Monroe meet witth the Wenatehee" Chamber of Com- merce to further plans for a free Buns And Weiners Furnish The £hief Piece De Resistance IllustratedAngels From the Realms of Glory Reading--Frank Moris. Reading--Marion Asbury ReadingRobert Woods TrioMaurlce Pettit, Win. Wood, Bob Woods Reading--Ruth Pendeton Girls quartette - ' E/'erybody in the community is in- vited tO 'enjoy this program at the church, Christmas night at 7:30 o'- clock• 6 BOOKS DONATED TO CITY LIBRARY Mrs. H: G. HaWthorne played the role of Santa when she g'ave the pub- tic library here a set of six books• Mrs.. Hawthorne has always been in- !terested in the upbuilding of the li- :brary and the books will be apprec- iated by the many patrons. Titles and authors of the books are as f0110ws: "They Also Serve," by Kyne; "The Whirlwind," by Win. Stearns Davis; "The Uncertain Trum- pet," by Hutchinson; "Now East Now West," bY Susan Ertz; "Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse; "The Good Companions," by Priestly. Feast, Fun and Frolic were the main attractions at the. fir emen's meeting last Friday evening, mostlY  I .-least:, : ..... ' " " .... After a short business "meeting, the "hot dogs" were hot and the cof- fee hotter, so the meeting adjourned and all hands started to take on ex- tra large rations of eats. At the business meeting it was planned connect the fir e siren with the telphone office so that fire a- larvas can be given from that point as well as from tle switch neat" the siren. The question of purchasing a fire truck was also discussed and at the first opportunity the firemen will have a truck to,haul hose carts and equipment around to fires. The next regular meeting is sched. uled for tonight, Friday, but due to the Community Ehristmls pr0am tonight, the firemen may postpofie their meeting until next week. Walls WallaWork in progress on ail being built along south fork of Walls Walls river. DECTMBER 23, 1932 NUMBER 32 .... _----__----- ..... . ...... -:_ CREDIT CORP. GAS TAX LIBERALIZES EVASION LOAN POLICYI INCREASES Christmas Greetings .. TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, BOUN- TIFUL BLESSINGS THIS YULETIDE OF 1932. MAY CHRISTMAS DAY FIND YOU WELL IN BODY AND SPIRITTHAT IS OUR HOPE. SUPERINTENDENTS i HOLD COUNCIL HERE The Okanogan County Superin- tendents Council met at Brewster last Tuesday evening. After a de- lightful meal served by the Brew- ster Hotel, the meeting adjourned for the remainder of the evening to Mr. Peterson's home. The school superintendents of this county hold regular meetings during the cshool year. These meetings are devoted to different phases of pro- fessional work. At the last meeting, The Wenatchec Apple Knockers, a group of male singers, made a trip to Seattle last week-end. The boys took 100 boxes of apples for distri- t bution to needy families. NEED MORE INTEREST IN XMAS SEAL SALE Additional interest must be shown in the Christmas Seal Sale if the tu- berculosis program is to be assured for the coming year according to Mrs. J. Earl Thornton, Field Secre- tary of the Washington Tuberculosis Association. "The great need for the prevention of tuberculosis is apparent," said Mrs. Thornton, "when we view the tragic toll that is paid in human lives." Wheat Producers Will Re- ceive Funds Under New Terms A recent bulletin issued by R. E. Towle, manager of the Spokane Ag- ricultural Credit corporation an- nounces a liberalization of the wheat )reduction loan policies. Loans of $7•50 an acre will be nade on 35-bushel an acre land. Ad- vances of $3,50 an acre will be made on 15-bushel land. For average yields between 15- bushel and 35-bushel land, the a- mount of loans will be varied ac- cordingly, but in no case will the to- tal loan exceed $7.50 an acre. Advaucmd As NNded The money will be a(]vanced as needed. In the case of 15-bushel land the general schedule calls for an initial advance of 75 cents an l acre for plowing, seed aml seeding. nother 50 cents will be advanced May 15, 1933, for growing term ex- penses. A final $2•25 an acre will be supplied for sacks, harvesting and hauling. In the case of 35-bushel land, the initial advance will be $3.50 an acre. Fifty-five cents will be advanced May 15 and $3.45 an acre will be supplied at harvest time. "Advances will not be made in any ease for an amount in excess of the actual cost of producing the crop, ex- clusive of taxes, rent or other in- debtedness," said Mr. Towle's an- nouncement. Security required for the loan will be a crop m0rtgag'e on the growing crop and a lien on the 1933 sum- mer-fallow; a chattel ,mortgage on live stock and farm equipment. An easement or agreement from holder of real estate mortgage cov- ering two-year crop period in order to prevent mortgage holder front se- curing prior llen on crop through foreclosure of real estate will be re- quired, as will an agreement with tractor or implement dealer for use of equipment through crop perod, where installment payments are clue or to become due. A landlord's wai- ver, including postponements of time of rent payments until after harvest, aml subordination of all present liens also will be necessary. Customer Relations for the electric setwice eompan.v. The program will be directed by Channon CoIlinge, distinguished con- ductor and will include readings from the great masterpieces of relig- ious music. Collinge will be assisted by a group of soloists includin.g Mild- red Rose, soprano oratorio singer; Thee Karle, tenor; Crane Calder, bass; a nfixed choir of 16 voices and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Bootlegging Of Gasoline Outranks Liquor Traffic By J1MMIE KAYE BROWNE OLYMPIA, December 20 -- While the members-elEct of the 1!)33 session of the Legislature are now busy hold- ing caucuses and meeting's in the larger counties of the state, studying over the probhns which will confront them this winter, studies are being . made of the 40-mill limitation act and its effect upon the .general sit- uation in the state. One thing is certain. It has been found that already 10 counties of the state will be under the 40-mill limi- tation if they are relieved of the road and bridge levy. The Legislature will certainly abolish this levy. There is no doubt about this now. The same attitude can be found towards the road district levies. These are slated for repeal. If ten counties can come under the limitation, others will be forced to follow suit without further new rev- enues being' provided. Beating The Gas Tax In this connection, in'vestigations have disclosed that there is a rather hugo waste in handling tax moneys and in collecting excise taxes which are being evaded all over the state. This is especially true of the gaso- line tax with its exemptions. In nolanal times the state collects $1,000,000 a month in gasoline tax- es. Investigations have disclosed that Imore than 10 percent of this tax is evaded, or for every $1,000,00.0 col- lected there is another $100,000 which should have been paid but was evaded. In fact if the state could collect and did collect evet.w cent of gas tax due, there would be an additional $1,2000,000 a year coming into the fund and this sum alone would con- tract more than two-thirds of the paving of the Snoqualmie Pass high- way, one of the major projects on next year's program for highway work. Director, Charles R. Maybury of the Departn:ent of Licenses knows that there is a heavy evasion and a large amount of gas bootleging but he is without proper facilities or help W. Po SPONS6- I to trace down and halt the evasions. W. XMAS BROADCAST Special investigators, employed by or- [ganizations which are seeking to stop [gas tax evasions aml halt the racket- A special program of Christmas eering' in this have found that the carols from the Colum.bia Br0adcast-tbusiness has developed throughout ing System sLudio in New York am:l nation until today it has reached a broadcast from Station KFPY, Spo-lpoint where it is in a larger business kane, Saturday evening, Deeember l than the illicit traffic in liquor and 24 from9 to 10o'clock, will be spon- as much mon(.,.' is being :nade in it. sored by The Washington Water Utless there' is some rentedial Power Company as a greeting to the legislation next winter, the ractet- residents of the Inland Empire, ac- eers promise to become so firmly en- cording to W. H. Ude, Director of trenched that it will be impossible to members had a round table discus- . ......... • . I lvlrs, lkellnetn .wlel-'aersoll, wno is in stun on various school methods and ...... .. I cnarge o sams tot' this sectmn u,ges proole'lqs. . I that returns be made to her as rapid- ---- ly as possible. LEGION WILL HOLD I STAG SUPPER, JAN. 21 PAROLE • S RELEASE --- I . PRISON INMATES On Monday evening, January 2, I __ Columbia .Post No 97 will hold a  _. " " "" " ....... I Two Okanogan county jail inmates stag supper at me egmn rmu nete. lwere released last Friday, their The time is set at 7 p. m. A ........... ., terms having expired. Lloyd Pendley ccoroing to Harold .rqillDerry, all l . - .... • i and C. L. Stackhouse having served tegionnalres one ex-selwme men arc .^ . . .,, .......... .. "1 ou says each. ney will be the only inviceo to atten(I. rnose attenmng • ,[two who will have thew freEdom for should bring some article of foo( ano .... • . . . . } unrlstmas. oe prepares zora good hme • Governor Hartley recently granted paroles and discharges to 130 in-' APPLE KNOCKERS mates of the state penitentiary and charge until other arrangements are DELIVER FRUIT reformatory, i made. Mr. Olson formerly operated At the penitentiary, 58 were pa- t the bakery. roled, 35 received final discharge i During Mr. Colyar's absence the from paroles and 35 received auto-lbakery here will be in ciaarge of Roy matic parole• In Monroe reformatory, Adams. 72 were paroled, 41 received final Both ,Mr. Colyar and Mr. Adams COLYAR IN CHARGE OF OKANOGAN BAKERY Mr. A. L. Colyar of this city took charge of the City Bakery in Okan- ogan today (Friday.) The bakery was closed by Win. Dunham, it is report- ed, and Mr. Colyar appointed to take discharge and 64 were automatieally iare experienced in the bakery busi- paroled. One county jail pardon, two ness and while we regret to see paroles and one discharge from sus-["Shorty" leave, still the bakery here pended sentence were granted. J is in most competent hands. The donation is appreciate d by all I The group was royally received and a vote of thanks has been ex-were featured in a radio broadcast ! over KOL, Sunday morning. tended• J dislodge them, investigators report. The Department of Licenses rec- ognizes the menace in the situation, and will assist in sponsoring a bill before the coming session to stop the thefts front the statE. It has been found that this opened a loop-hole for a racket which allows thousands of dollars to be paid on claims for exemption whereas in many instan- ces the persons claiming the rebates did not even buy gasoline. Gas Smugglers Then there is the bootlegger, the truckers who smuggle tens of thou- sands of gallons of gasoline across the border without paying a tax and peddle it along the highways of the state. There is another racket where gas is purchased for marine use, and transhipped fro:n boats to tank truck, peddled anti no tax paid, The fraud has been going" on for years, and every time there is an increase in tax there is also an increase in the amount of fraudulent claims for rebates and also more smuggling. Investigations along' the lin.s now being made by special committees from the Rasoline producers cooper- (Continued on Iatst Page)