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A TWIN CITY NEWSPAPER---BINGEN--WHITE SALMON VOLUME NUMBI:.R I:IVE LARGE FACTORY TO LOCATE NEAR BONNEVILLE DAM As another evidence of the inevitable coming of industries to the Columbia rover district in the region of the Bonneville power plant it is observed that on Monday a hundred-acre tract of land at Cascade l..ocks was purchased by the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company. The purchase was preparatory to the announced construction of a $750,000 chemical plant. A representative of the pur- clmsiug" corporation gave a state- meut to the press to the effect that the site had been chosen because of the availability of cheap power from Bonnev'ille dam. The proposed plant's prin- t(real product will be odium chloride, used extensively by [A'lners as a weed exterminator. .o long ago Congressman Pierce of Oreeon introduced a bill intended to establish a gov- ernment-owned chloride plant at Bonneville to enter into competi- tion with private industry. For a time this move stalled the plans of the Pennavlvania Salt Manu- facturing Companv for estab- lishing, the proposed factoi',y. Just wlmt. if anvthin, has hap'-] pened to the Pierce bill this writ-] er does not pretend to know. It is indicated, however, that the corporation has ceased to fear the Pierce 1)roposed for socialized coml)etit ion. Quite l)robably other indus- tries that have been looking with favor to the Columbia Gorge, but afraid to venture private invest- m,nt ca,ital because of threaten- ed spread of government vompe- tition, will find encouragement in the plans of the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company to .,.Zo ahead. And there can be no doubt that increase of employ- ment and population in any part of the region hereabouts will be helpful to all parts of the area. It was long a dream--and a most .practical dream of tae late J. D, Ross. as Bonneville power administrator that Bonne- ville power should serve as a foundation for vast industrial de- velopment in this region. In his report to Congress. whicla he did not live to see published, he vis- ualized the opening of vast ore beds locked in the mountains of Washi'ngton, Oregon and Idaho. together vith the development of factories along the Columbia Gorge. It is said that Secretary Ickes is highly in sympathy with the Ross program and is nw! striving to find a successor tQ Mr i Ross who will be ably sympatJlet- ic i'th the so-called "Ross drearm" WHITE SALMON NEWS I William Beck, a senior from[ the Stevenson high school, wa:! winner from this district in the state oratorical contest on Amer- icanism, sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary. He represented Ska- from Klickitat, Clark Cowlitz counties-. H i.s,);op!c. va,.,an exposition of the development of constitutional Americanism. Klic- kitat county was represent- ed in the contest by Pierce Hawk. of Cohunlfia Union high school. Will Beck witl com- pete with ten other district win- ners in Olympia for the state championship on April 14. The Junior Women's Club en- tertained the Mucrada Club of Goldendale Tuesday evening. Fifteen women representing the Goldendale club attended the meeting. Following an evening devoted to Hop Ching and other games, refreshments were serv- ed by Mrs. Margaret Mansfield. Mrs. Lois Camp and Mrs. Doris Willev. Mrs. Curtis Adams and Mrs. Fred Allen poured. The next meeting of the club will be held April 18. At that time 'the nominating committee will pre- sent the names of new officers to be voted on. A board meeting of the Dis- trict Federation of Women's Clubs was held in an all-day ses- sion Thursday, March 20. in the White Salmon club rooms. Mrs. B. M. Heaman, president of the Federation, presided, Glenwood Klickitat. Goldendale. Trout l.ake, Camp 7, and Lyle were represented at the meeting. A pot luck luncheon was served in the middle of the day. Mrs. Earl S. Coe was hostess to her bridge club Wednesday. The breakfast Club met today at the home of Mildred Turk in Husum. A number of young people are enjoying spring vacation with their paren'ts. John Barber and Lois Seaton are home from Whit- man, James Turk front Willim- ette, and Will Norris from W. S. C. James Turk, Lois Seaton and Will Norris gave short talks on different phases of col- lege life before the high school student body Tuesday The music festival will be held in the grade school gymnasium April 14. All of the schools of the county are exepected to take part. There will be no admission (Continued on Last Page) COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL On April 14. White Salmon will he the 1rosy center of a large group of boys, 'irls and teachers athered from all over the county for the Annual Klickitat County Festival. The first music fes- tival was held six years ago. Each year has seen improvements and program be devoted to the grade school rmmbs, the high_ school, follow- ine with the evemng program. Carefu! preparations have been made by the festival committee composed of Charles Scott. chair- man. Bickleton. Louise Porter. G(/ldendale. and Alice Gettv, of] \\; hite Salmon, to make the fes-] rival worta while. The public is I urged to attend, but a small ad-] mission charge of 10 cents and] 15 cents for those not participat-] ing is necessary to defray ex- penses. O HUSUM Your correspondent has been ill with the flu, as have many others in this community. Hence, no news items last week. F. H. Turk, with Mrs. Turk and Colleen drove to Portland one day last week to meet Jimmy who is enjoying his Easter va- cation. He was accompanied home by a friend. Rollo Staw- aser, of Portland. His father came up from Portland and spent the day with the Turks and took Rollo back to Portland. " Harold Hollenbeck was in Tillimook recently and brought back a 75-horse-power cater- pillar that he purchased there. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Teal have moved up near the Charles Teal home. Mrs. Walter Corey was a visit- or in The Dallas Tuesday aunt who recently underwent a major operation. Eugene Cole and family will move o the ranch known as the Walter Crow place soon. Mrs. Ed Dossett entertained several ladies from White Sal- mon Tuesday., Mrs. Wm. Olson is vacation- in'g with her daughter and fam- ily in Parkdale, Ore. Pomona Grange had a large attendance Saturday. logan and Lewis Guer- nsey, Of Orchards, are here vis- iti, relatives for a few days. Thos. Vaughn left Sunday for the Coast. A daughter was born on the latter part of March to Mr. and Mrs, Albes. Both moth - and babe are well. , , ) " I,I,A1 .\\;h, APII1. 7. 1939 Hurry-Up Crook Visits Bingen \\;Vith the coming of spring, and wtth countless thousands of of unenaployed again on the move, it is not surprising that now and then a crook strives to gather in a few extra dollars as he moves along from place to place. -Daily press reports re- veal tha't everywhere there is a near epidemic of crime of as- sorted varieties, As an illustration that even the people of Bingen must watch for the occasional "stickm'" it is worth noting that on the first ol the week a stranger dropped in- ,to the Mt. Adams Inn and, catch- ing Mr. Coffield partly off guard, got away with at least the price. of a tank of gas. The stranger entered the place and, pretend- ing to be intoxicated, asked Mr, Coffield to have a drink with him. The latter refused. The stranger then ordered a soft trink and tendered a ten-dollar bill. In the process of "making change" he created temporary confusion during which, catch- Mr. Coffield for the moment off guard, he obtained the best of the transaction. Before the stranger had reached his car parked just ottidaMr- Coffield noted the ,trick aml started after him. The stranger stepped on the gas and kept going. The chances are that that ero,k works his game continu- ously as he moves along, liis thieving being in such small amounts that county law-en- forcement officials are disinclined to follow him beyond the county boundary lines. The Bingen visitor is descrihed as a man of medium height and with an "un" usually long nose that turns up in the end y' This may or may nbt indicate that he is .racially a cross between a Jew and and an Irishman. If so, we suggest, the eombination-a'as tmclstal as a pink elephant--would be very difficult to beat. "CY TOWNSENDITES WILL MEET AT WHITE SALMON Officers of the Townsend Club have requested The Sun to give notice that at a meeting to be held at the Grange hall in White Salmon on the evening of April 10, commencing at 8 o'clock, an unusually good program will be provided. Music will be fur- nished by the Slater girls and there will be other features. The White Salmon Townsend Club will furnish the eats. Every- body is invited, including busi- ness men. O LOCAL RED CROSS CALLS FOR SHOES This newspaper is requested to mention that tne Red Cross has calls for shoes from this vicinity. Since there are no funds available for this purpose there has been a box placed in the White Salmon grade school building. Also a box has been placed in the Bingen school building where Prof. Ros- enhall is in charge of the clothes supply. it will be greatly appreciated by Red Cross workers if anyone having discarded shoes, which may be made usable with little repair, will leave them at the places mentioned. By so doing they may perform a very kindly purpose in the interests of some needy person. O MR. SUKSDORF VISITED BY DISTINGUISHED GUEST Dr. E. A Holland, president of Washington State College at Pullman, visited at the home of Mr. Theodore Suksdorf Sunday. Dr. Holland was returning from White Salmon where he had been attending, a meeting. William Suksdorf, brother of Theodore. was well known to Dr. Holland, having received his M:asterfs deree in botany from the State College. Compensation Act Explained The more important changes i in the \\;Vashington Unemlfloy- ment Compensation Act, which has been revised and which be- I I comes effective June 7, 1939, are thus explained by the Unemploy- i ment Compensation Di,ision: A worker in covered industry must earn at least $200 during his base year to qualify for bene- fits. The base year is now defined as the first four of the five com- pleted calendar quarters. This materially helps in the comput- in, of the weekly benefit amount due the claimant. Insurance companies are ex- empt from providing coverage for their commission agents. Newspapers are exempt from providing coverage for their rep- resen,tati'ves who sell or distribute papers on the street or from house to house. The weekly benefit amount is now computed on the basis of one-twentith of the worker's earnings during that quarter of his base year in which his wages were the highest. The maximum weekly benefit amount remains at $15  week. However, the minimum is now set at $7 weekly. Pevi.ously there was no definitely establish- ed minimum amount. The bene- fit amount as computed on the 120 basis, if "not a multiple of 50 cents, will be computed to the I next higher 50 cents. This great- / ly speeds up the computing of i claims and payment of checks. (Example : If the benefit amount is figured as $7.68, the check would be written for 1!;8.00.) A worker cannot receive more wgge earned during the first four of .th6 iait fii/e completed dar quarters (his base year) wh{chever is the lesser amount. There is no distinction be- tween total and partial unem- ployment except in the difference in the amount that the worker draws. Whatever a person earns during a compensable week in excess of $3.00 is deducted from his weekly benefit amount. (Ex- ample: \\;Vorker is entitled to $15 weekly benefit. He earns $7 for the week. His actual benefit is figured like this: The first $3 of the $7 is clear. The other $4 is deducted from his benefit amount, leaving $11 which will be the amount of his benefit check for that week.) Ordinary waiting period is the same for partial as for total unemployment. This is two week. Under ordinary circum- stances, worker will not need to serve more than two weeks as a waiting period in his benefit year. That section of the revised act pertaining to seasonality makes possible the determination of sea" sonal status on a more equitable basis than heretofore. The Commissioner now has the right to alter requirements for registering for work by persons who are only partially employed. ---------O-- KiLL FOURTEEN RATTLESNAKES Carl Lemly and his father went to Major Creek Sunday and returned with fourteen rattle- snakes. Carl sells the snakes to a man in Portland, and it is :,aid that no part ot the snake is thrown away. The poison is sold for medicinal purposes, the ,neat is sold to the Chinese, the bones are and the for ing wraps for l!ies. Mrs. Lem-! ly has a string of beads that was made from the bones of a rattle- / snake ,and whleh is said to be i very beautiful. [ NUXlt',t:_R "tkVi(N i'Y SIX IKLICKITAT COUNTY WELFARE SERVICE ORDERED SLASHED The Board of County Corn- and medical programs, rehcf can missioners Of Klickitat coun,ty be made available for only un- and the Welfare Department ad-! employable persons and medical ministrator, after having studied attention to a very limited extent the state general assistance award for April, as established by the new state three-man budget committee, have ordered drastic welfare reductions to preserve as much of the fund for the assist- ance program as possible. The welfare staff has been re- duced fourty-four per cent. The state award of $1393 for the county in the general assistance program represents a slash of fifty-two per cent over March expenditures of $2890.92. This drastic budget cut means cur- tailing af relief expenditures for all items 'in general assistance inelfding employa)Dle relief, states the relief administrator. On the basis of 'the April award for private hospitalization to indigents. The award as made by the state committee will be approximately one-ninth of the funds available for Klickitat county for the remainder of 1959 and the reductions are now ef- fective. The changes in per- sonnel and other reductions in administrative costs have re- duced the costs to slightly ifss than eight per cent, which is con- .,iderably lower flan the average administrative costs for the pas: twenty-four months. The Klidkitat county awards as made by the state budgel corn mittee are as follows: Old Age Asitance $4,998,00 :\\;i:l to. Denendent Children g41.00 Child Welfare Service 182.50 Blind Assistance 100.00 General Assistance 1 ,.393.00 BRIEF LOCAL NEWS OF BINGEN Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Sheplar, of Portland, were "guests of Mrs. Mary Keys Sunday: Mr. and Mrs Loyd Vehro. of Portland, are here for a week with Mr. and Mrs. Claude Thom- a& Mr. and Mrs. Vehrt, just re- titrned from a trip to Milton, Ore.. where they had taken Mrs. Hock St., to the bedside of a son-in-law who is seriously ill at Milton. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Telifsen and daughter, Shirley, were greeting old friends in Bingen Sunday. They formerly lived here. Their homeis at Stay ton, Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Ciao Thomas y are to be congratu- lated on obtaining this splendid home #ace. Thty will move thereto about April 11. At pre- sent they are having the interior redecoratd, with Mr. Barnes do- ing the work. Mrs. James Skinner and Mrs. Fassett, of White Salmon, were UeSts of Mrs. James Brubaker re Tuesday afternoon. Charles Race, who is a teach- er in the schools at Toledo, Ore., is here to spend his Easter vaca- tion with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Race The Western Indians' ball team, of Lewiston, Idaho, stop- pc: in Bingen for lunch Tuesday. Born, to Mr. and.Mrs. Jerry North, Wednesday, April 5, at Hood River hospital, a son, Ger- ald David. The youngster is a trte heavyweight, having we?ffhed in at slightly in excess of ten pounds while dressgd in nature's fighting togs. Mother and babe are reported to be do- ing' fine. Mrs. Emma Snipes, who lives at White Swan, near Yakima. was in Bingen this week, a guest of Mrs. Lola Barnes. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daven- port had the following guests from Hood River Monday: Mr. and Mrs. Emory Davenport, Miss Jessica and Margarete nd Alice Ballotte. Mrs. Lola Barnes visited with her four daughters last Sunday who live in Vancouver. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Westgate, o'f Camp 7, returned Monday from a 'trip to Coulee darr,where they were guests Monday of Mrs. Westate's mother, Mrs. Cordie Shepler. L. A. Bowman, of Portland, were here on business the fore part of the week. Mrs. Kenneth Boyse, of Van- couver, and Miss Lola Barnes arrived today to spend Easter with their parents, l[r. and Mrs. Harvey Barnes. Earl Hoke and were in Golflee The boys will work this summer in the bo: factory at that place, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Charter.; returned to their home in Bingen Sunday after spending the winter in Redlands, Calif, They came home by motor. Mr. Charter's nephew driving for them. Mr. and Mrs. E. A, Race spent Saturday and Sunday in Port- land with their daughter. Mrs. Race's mother accompanied them to Portland. Mr. E. W. Bieglow. newly-ap- pointed naember of the Washing- ton State Social Security com- mittee, was in Bingen Thurs, day on business relating to his office. He is also deputy chief lodge of tire local lodge Thursday evening. Darrel LtHomme celebrated tAs eighth birthday on April 2 wtth twelve little guests present. Games :m the lawn were enjoyed and refreshments served by Mrs. g'Honlme. Orin and Pat Mason made a trip to Delake, Ore., last week. They also att,,nded to business matters in Portland, returning home Monday e fening. The Eagles' dance last Satur- day night was a very pleasant affair and well attended, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Haman visited friends in Hood River on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Schepler of Portland were in Bingen Mon- day, visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Reeves, Sr. J. A. Ramage was in Portland Wednesday on business. Miss Fern Baker, of Appleton, was visiting friends in Bingen Saturday and Sunday. She went home by way of The Dalles to visit with her sister, who is a patient in a hospital at that place. Robert Leibbrand left Satur- day for southern Oregon where he will work this summer, C. B. Davis, of Vancouver, was a business visitor in Bingen Mon- day. T. G, Barnard and wife, of Union, Ore., were in Bingen on Thursday night as guests at the Paul Setze.r home. Mr. Barnard is the water engineer of Union county. After spending two days at the Mt. Hood ski tour- nament they returned here, ac- companied by Mrs. Barnard's grandmother. Mrs. Artie Teth- erow, of Portland. They left for home Tuesday morning, F, P. Setzer left Thursday evening for Klamath Falls to spend Easter wffh his sister, Mrs. George Clyma and to meet his brother and sister-in-law from St. Paul, Minm, who will return with them ro Bingen for days' visit. Lora Barnes and Miss Frey went to Trout ; Wednesday to spend the Miss Fr r's mother, Hilton.