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J ~ptlons in KMckltat & Skamania $2.50--Elsewhere $3.00 r's FeN rO READ rile SeN BINGEN - WHITE S~ON, I~hICK.~ COUNTYt" WASHINGTON THURSDAY, JAN,UCgRY 31, 1957 VOLUME XX~ ~BER 16 @fiANTIC GRAVES WAIT AT WISii-I FOR REBURIAL OF MEMALOOSE BODIES Just,north of The Dallas bric~ge th~ winter wind whistles across 14 empty gra~ces dug by Lee Lem- lay of Bingen. Ten are large enough for giants. Two measure 42 feet long, six only 24 feet, ~but two are 48 feet ~n length The other two dimes- sions are the same, ~ feet --! long and deep enough for rows of cedar coffins soon to come. Men will know this place as Wish-Ham cemetery where the Indian dead from Grave and Memaloose islands will soon be re -buried, - ,Those weathered ,bones which cannot be identified ~vill be placect Ln a concrete tomb, 17x 45 feet, and Shielded from storm and sun by a 40.ton cement roof cast in one slab. Single Graves Near the tomb of the unknowm are three single graves for a. mous chiefs who led their tribes in life as they now do in death. And so that no man may for. get the ~ishermen from the van. ished rocks, the Great White Fa- ther will erect a $1500 monument and a stone altar on the ,.highest point in the roadside cemetery. ,For lack of kinship with the other dead, one other grave is set apart by his family's w~sh just as Lemley will dig a corn. men grave for five others in the old cemetery at Hartiand,. New C~tavu The dliggi.~g is dsne on 'Mama- loose and Grave islands. 2~he shacks wl~re the dead huddled in silence for ages are empty. Each body has been placed in a plain cedar box with what re- mains of his funeral splendor even gold ~coins, jewelry and guns that were buried wRh him for use in ~piritland. While the digging ~x)ceeded, armed gurards stood watch day and .~ght to see that everything that came out of the ground ,went into the boxes. No one was allowed to take any ~tin,g~not even pictures. The only exception was an arch- aoologist who took photographs for the U. S. Govt. ~nd in accordance with tribal custom, Uncle Sam padded each coffin wi~ a'~rhite w0ol blanket. Y~llow blankets ~o ,go on top were pmx~ed by Irt@ian de. seen@ants. 'As soon as weather permits, the cedar coffins will be brought to Wish.~Ham and spaced two feet apart in the long trenches. The contract requires that the huge grarces be hack~illed by hand and tamped down every six inches until the co.ins are cov- ered with earth at least a foot deep. The rest of the fH~ing #may be done by macl~ue. Wlten the tren,ehes are filled, each grave will be mounded and marked, according to Lee Lmmley. '~Sure it's expensLve," says Lee. "But ff our cemetery was about to be flooded, it ~vouldn't seem silly." PAUL NEILS NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN AND RATHERT PRESIDENT OF J. NEILS Portland (special) The J. Nails Luncher Oo~pany, a division of St. Regis Paper Company, a~- ~eunees. the ~.glection 0~ P.au ils @resident of Nails Lumber as chairman of the board, and o: W. H. Itathert, formerly general ~anager of the Nails operations at Klickitat, Washington, as president. Mr. R'athert has been assocla. ted with Nails Lumber since 1922. Mr. Rather[ will take over his new duties on March I, 1967. t-~Also .announced was the aloe- on of Mark Schoknecht as vice president of Nails ,a~d hi~ ap- pointment as logging manager to succeed George Nails, who is retiring in March, 1957, as log, ging manager at its Libby, Man- t~n.a, operations'. ~ralter N~eils~ general man- agg[ at L~b,bey, is also ,to retir~ not later th'an January I, 19~J8, and sooner if other personnel changes van be arra,nged. ,Alfoa~ J. Agather has been appointed to succeed h,im. ~~a~lter ~~ will continue to serve the com. party as consultants. Both Mr. Agather and Mr~hoknec~t have been associated with Nails Lure. bar for many years. Nails Lumber Company oper- ates sawmills at Kllckitat, and Libby and Troy, Montana. In addition to its sawmill, opera. tions, the company operates dry kilns, planing mills, lath mill and box pla~tts; and produeu and treats ,poles for power and telephone lines. It owns in fe~ some 800,000 acres of timberland, of which 200,000 acres are located in the vicinity of the Kootenai River i.-a western Montana, and approxi- mately 100,000 acres in the drain age area ~ the Kli ckitat River in southern Washingto~a. W. S. SCHOOL IS CLOSED TILL MON. White Salmon Val4ey schools were forced to close at 1:30 p.m. Monday for frown plum.~i, n g, but chiefly to conserve the town's critically dwindlL~g wa- ter supply. After w~rldng ~wo d~ys, plumbers thawed exterior wa- ter" mains at the high school last week -- only to have th:em, freeze agam after 8:~0 a:m. Monday. Water was restored to the buildings again Wednesday morning. Yesterday afternoon Supt. Webb was doing everything pos. sYale to ascertain when school gould "re-open without jeopard- izing the town's fire protection by further sapping the reser- voir. At 5 p.m. after conferring with City Water Supt Bethewel Hen- dryx, Supt Wel~ announced White Salmon schools will re- main closed until Monday. 30 ~JN 30 No Meeting The Fe~bruary meeting of the Columbia Gorge HbrticuRure So. ciety to be held in Bingem has been cancelled. The ~ext meeting will be Ma.rch I, in Binges. AS KEATS SAID --'"Ah biiter cold it was. The owl tot 'all his feathers was a-chill." For ihe first time in seven yea~ the Columbia river is frozen fro'm shore to sahore, bu! not so thick .as in January of 1950 when Frank Daubenspeck. Wally and Bruce Stevenson nvsde history by walking across the river ~n the ice. The above picture was taken ~! the Port's log dump. MILLIE HENRY APPOINTED TO LE@SLATURE TO PREVENT FREEZINfi ARE PUTTI. S. IN DIRE FIRE DANfiER By unanimou~ Emal vote of 12 county commissioners at Gold. endale Thursday, Jan. 24, Mil- lie Henry, wife of State Sen. A1 Henry of White Salmon, was ~p- pointed to succeed the late Ole H. Olson as 16~h District state representative. ~Her a.ppointmeent cre~ted the Evst husband - and - w~fe leg. islative team., in the State's his. tory. Mrs. Henry was sworn into eL lice on Mon:dsy, according to S~ate Der~ocr~tic Committee- man R. T. Andrson ef Binges -W. S. ~.s release'd by the Chief Clerk of the House, her committee as- signments will be as follows. 'She will serve as vice cl~airman of the Committee on~ Insurance and ~e a merc~ber of the tel- levying committees: H~hways, Banks & ~al~ Dentistry & Drugs, & Conservation and Waterways. Elks: SHACK ~ This tarpaper hut with its fin chimney cold which penetrates even wall-built homes. sunshine and starry nights, a frigid east wind for warmih. White Salmon faces a counter ,on by draining the town reservoir ~o k~p 31 1 Chinooks: Inn ca~e, noon Basketball: at W. S. WishramTrout Lake ~bekahs Masons': Rotary: church, the State Ba@~,~ball: 8 p.m. 5 ~omrmunSty Sgt. Alke~ ol By radio, TV and special post card, White Salmon was alerted this week to dire danger from fire due to critical water short- age. As of Tuesday the city res. ervoir was only crne.fourth full due to dra,inage from hundreds of faucets left running to pro. vent freezing. "If we had a major fire, we would be out of water in noth.~ d,ng flat", a spokesman for the Fire I~rtment irtfovmed the SUN Tuesday. '~e are losing ground even after running the Spring Line electric pump day and night for the last four days," said Betty. ewel Hen~ryx, W. S. city fore- man, Monday night. In order to increase the sup~uly~ Hendryx shut off the pump south age Monday n~ght Eagles; Chili On Jan. at Paseo, the t a t Skamania Benton Franklin county commissioners deadlocked six-to-six ' between Mrs. Henry and Ray Hicks, a Pasco councilm,an and lalmr leade~ A third contender Rich ard Cecil of Benton City, ~as eliminated by ,Hicks in a "two- way 'ballot.. ,After eight ballots, the Com- missioners declared the issue a stalemate and referred the ap. pointment to Governor Rosellinl. After consulting his Attorney ,General, John J. O'Conne11, Gov. ~Rosellin,'~ tossed the decision ,back to the 12 Commissioners because the law seems to indi- cate that the @ov~rnor cannot make such appointment until 60 days after the vacancy occurred. This would have delayed ap- pointment un.til at least Feb. 24. Accordingly, Gov. Rosellini ad- vised the Commissioners to meet again and fill the vacancy. Thz~ ~dl~ At Goldendale as they had at Paseo, the Kl, icldtat - Slvamarda commissioners stood sell dly be- hind Mrs. Henry. Benton and Franklin comndssioners s p I i t their vote 3-3 for Hicks and Co. cil: Once again a separate ballot (Continued oh Page 8) 30 SUN 30 ~ DIMES MARCH IFALLS SHORT "It is more blessed to give than to receive -- particularly if you give to ,a polio patient in an iron lung, a rocMi,ng bed,, or braces," says R. C. McClure of Geldendale, county chairman of the Natl. Foundation for Infan- til Paralysis. This month's March of Dimes has so far raised a total of $2120:~2, of the $6000 quota. Corn mun~ty dona,tions follow: Gold. endale, $1019.63; White Salmon, $273.00; Binges $1d~l~3; Klick- itat $2~85; Centerville, $100; ~l nvoed. $107.45; Wishram $9~.~50 (Roosevelt. $125.90; Ap. platen $5. "This is our rough year but we'll have to keep on trying, tt costs $25 to $30 a day to keep a pol~io patient in the hospRal," says McClur~. "Klickitat coun- ty ha.s always taken care of its own. We cannot ~ail now." AI ATB.Z. ,Wild rumors circulated early Monday night that a woman had been shot in the head. at BZ Cor- ners; that her hu~ban~ had Van. ishe@; and tlva~ police ~ad found a splotch of blood on the road and snow marim on the bridge to indicate someone had Jumped or been thrown into the river. ,First li~k in~ the eha~ of strange cireuvns~anes was the s~u~d~Of a shot heard by patrons of The Logs, a tavern. Patromm in. eluding Mr. and Mr~ A~hie De. Lay and the Myron Pages rushed outside and saw Mrs. Luther (Manic) Adams, 38, lying in the snow near her home across the street. She had, ~ust left the tavern. Her head was hleeding. Assure. ing she has been shot, the De- Lays and Mrs. Page insisted on tal~ing Mrs. Adams to Skyline hospital where the wou.~d prov- ed superficial. Depu~ Sheriff ,Don Kemp took her home. Me~nwhlle the BZ area was being searched by State Patrol. man Reakseeker, DePuty John Splawn, Pollee Chief Maynard Mitchell and ~l~uOJ Coroner and Judge T. W. ~M'itcl~ell. They were~n'able to find Ad. ares or explain two strange ma~ks in the snow. A Splotch of blood in the told@to of the road 60 feet west ~f th~ bridge~ A~td snow scrape~ from the brtdge railing. The case was drol~ed Tuesday morn'ing when Adams re, appear. ed and expl~l~ed the reason for. his spe~'ng the, night with a neighbor to aVOid being arrested for a fight with Page. Mrs. Ad,- ares was un~ble to recall any of the circumstances reg, ardlng her injury, aocordiug to police. Police speculate the shot may have ,been f~0st snapping some- where in the subzero n;ight. They assume with Mrs. Adams that she injured her head in a fall. The blood in, the sn~~ may l~ve been caused by a ear running ov. er a dog: ~to SUN m, INJURED IN FALL At 10 p.m~ Saturday Jantlary 26, Sarah Deeltard, 71, was ta. ken to Skyline by Gardner's am- This shunts Spring Creek wa- ter from the pump near Hun. saker'g and ~Everts it from Glad- dens throu~l~ 250 feet o~ fire hose into the regular water sys. tern at the football field. Crisis R~al 0 Despite electric pumping and a normal supply of water from the head works on Buok creek, people are Ql.raining the reservoir faster than we can fill it", says the fire depart. "mont. The spbkesman, advises that altho~*h a tiny drip is suf2:c. tent to:keep a pipe from freer- "trig, m a,~y people are running full faucet streams into their drains and through their toi- lets. "The hazard is compounded by fool-hardy methods of thaw. ing pipes with burning news. pa,pers and blow-torches," ac- cording to Fire Cl~ief Ernle Sampson. He begs everyone to save ev. ry drop of water possible a~d if pipes freeze to thav thorn with hot water, sail cable, an infra. red lamp or call a, plumYver. se SUN 80 AFRICAN SAFARI FOR BROUGHTONS Cam Thomas, son of Don and Jean -Thor~as of Underwood, wants his gran&paren~, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bmughton to bring him one thing from Africa ~ a llve monkey. His sister Susie will settle for a giraffe. Next Saturday the Thomas family w~,ll be on hand at the Portland depot to see Jean's par. ents leave for New York on the first leg Of their Jottrney to AfrL ca and a 10.day safari lrt%o the heart of ~ Dark Continent. En- route they will rev_isit Haiti. The ~rough~tous will return home by mid - April via the Straights of Gibraltar and New York. =tO bURS ~@ - Born at Skyline-, Thursday, ~anttary 24, to Mr. and Mrs Tommy Bryan df Lyle a daughter, Beverly Ann Fr'day, Ja:~uary 25, to Mr: and Mrs. Ernest Funder~urk of Ap- pleton, a son, Joseph Earl. Saturday, January 2~, to Mr. bu!anc~. Mrs. D ekard fell in her and Mrs. George Hazard of Ska- home breaking tl~e right femtm-~ mania, a son, Angus Eugene. DR. ALLEN ANSWERS AR(iUMENTS FOR CLOSIN{i SELAll AS TB SANITORIUM Edflor's Note Strong procure is being placed on the Stat~ of Wa~mgIon to co~e hospital care for iubercular pafian~ at Firlandz, a 1000-bed mniIorium in Seattle. The same proposal would con~eri ~lah and lwo oihor TB zanitoria into mental institutions for ~telarded children. The ammried economy move is spearheaded by Dr. Cedri~ Northrup, chief of ~he iuberculosis division of the state henlth department. CUT IN SALARY LEADS KNUTSON TO RESIGN JOB Orvil Knut~on, Bingen's one. man city water-street.and.sewer superintendent, is wort~ing his last shift today. On Sunday he leaves for Florence on the Ore- gon coast to become their ptt~lic works ~reman at a staxting wage of $450 a month. The papu. ladies of Flvrence is 2000. Mrs. Knutsen and their daugh. ter will remain in Bingen until school is out or their home is sold. K~utson will,be succeeded by Nelson Burgess, night policema~ Whose Job w~.ll not be filled In. t known tlmt Dr. Northrup's recommencha. tio~s have been endorsed by t~e WaShington State Research Court cil. At the request of readers and Klickitat county health author- ities who oppose the change, the SUN has condensed two r~cent articles written ~by Dr, Albert IL Allen, me@ieal director and su- perintendent of Selah hospital. His rebuttal answers the Re- search Council's recommenda- tions point bY point. ALBERT R. ALLEle. M: D. - ~u~ 1000 beds at Firlanda and elsewhere would be released for other types of patients. ANSWER: Everyone knows the great.difficulty encountered m trying to staff ,mental instltu, tions. Rather than tryi~ng to fi~ad~ three separate staffs to care for such patients, the enetire 1000 beds a~ Firlands should be used asia mental institution. The State Health Dept. estimates that the build, rigs at Firlands will be useful for 10.20 years, By the end of this tM~ne, with the new @rug~ and method~ ot treating mental disease, It may newr be necessary to bt~fld a new state men,tal hospital at an estimated cost of $10 millitm. n ~lt~ to the s~rte's medi- eul m~aool ~)0a '2 got $400 before maintaining the ~mwer was ad~ded to my du. ties and provided a new source of revenue to.help pay my saalry," Knutson say& "When Councilma~ Oleos pro- posed cutting my salary last fall, I served notice I would quit be- for accepthng lower vcages. How- ever Counoi,lmen :~enson andZa. bel supported ~ mlt and Court- ,~.man Carl Lefi~ey~stayed home because he didn~w~nt ~a~y part of cutting gay~s~la~ The ouly one ~vho t:oul~ do my job, Court. cllman Be/kley, stood by me a.~d opposed the cut." *Knutson admits he is "a lit. tle bitter I took this ~Yo an a 40. hour a week basis an~ stam~y Continues on Page 8 ) | = - =- ffi ~_ z- --=@ (0dds and Enc/s =~= == =, ==.=='==.','==~=%=,'b~ A little bird tells us that Mrs. Mart.ha McLanahan will be 95 years YOUI~IG on Tuesday, Feb. 12. No doubt she'll share her birthday cards w~th Mrs. Bertha Bueche, formerly of Blngen, who also lives at the Vaaeou,er Con- valelscent Home and recently had a stroke. Just in case you can't put your finger on the ad. dress, here it is: 1214 W. 24th Street. And greetrlUgs to another Vancouve~ friend --, Mrs. Bart. croft who named the Mr. AD. SUN. When Gene Burke heard what It would cost to have her pipes UN'PHAWT~D, she "went to work with hot water bottles and did the job herself. Another frozen pipe that mar- its special mentYon broke Thurs. day night in the old house.be- hind Wayne Carlock's service station just cost'of the W. S. postoffice. Water poured into the parttally filled pit where two 6200.gallon tanks l~ad Just been filled with Ethyl gas. In spite of fast action, one ta~k started ~to float and dumped 200 gallons 0f~gas. Fast pump: lng prevented a greater calais. I ity. --O-- Wonder if Ed Everett has re- (Continued on Page 4) of them, Tacoma, miles away. All three hospitals, S~ah, Tacoma and Spokane, am accred~Ix~ by the Amer$can Mad. ical Assn. and the Amerlca~ HO~ pital Assn. Selah is the only hos- pital other than FMands whlcb is approved for residency train- ing by the AMA and also has nurses' training affiliation ap- proved by the Wn. State De~L of Licenses. Thus Selah, v~Ithout un~ve~slty help, Ins the same recognRion for training physi- cians and nu~ as does Fi~- la~ds::~The physical plants at~ the sm~ller institutions are su- perior to Plrland& Flrland, the 5th larg~t TB hes- l~tal In the U. & on the bernie of ea~attalmm, t~ the ~t e4 funds ~d drugs tot re~m~ by the U. S. Public Health Se,~Ice, TS L~rgue ~ad phm~na~eutic~ houses. Size of an institution is no cH- terra of care and research. I~ Fir- lands' patients were transferred, tl~e speotal funds, drugs and. researc~ gra~ts could also transferred to the Institutions earing for the patients. Research (Continued on Page 6} I1 MAX &MINNIE II lmL 1957 M~x Min~le 24, Thurs.32 -14 25, Fri. 31 -8 26, Sat. 28 -13~ 27, Sun. ~ -6 28, Men. 13 -4 29, ~s 6 .3 30, Wed. 22 5 NOTE: Much lower tempera. tures were recorded in other parts of the area. A eherm~me. ter reading of 48 below zero was .noted by John Tobin at Center. villa. This was aI~parently con- firmed by a netgl~bor'~ the.. mometer which registered one~ degree col'def. R was38 below at Glenwood. The intense, cold has been. ao- companled ,by a strong east wi~d whic~n le~ Emmet Pink of Trout Lake to "report "~It wu 20 degrees below in the s~ade". Out in~ the open R was, eCen colder in spite o~ brilliant sun. shine. Weather prospects are for slowly rising temperatures and snow showers.