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( +i J + A TWIN CITY NEWSPAPER .... BING,EN..WHITE SALMON t VOLUME NO. FOUR FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1938 NUMBER 33 +i i *i WHITE SALMON CELEBRATION IS ASSURED Nate Cohn and "Stars of Tomorrow" WiR Pres- ent Second Show Definite plans were completed for the big White Salmon Fourth of July celebration to be sponsored by the White Salmon Breakfast club, at its meeting in Gills care Tuesday morn- ing. The three-day event, coming on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this year, will have as feature, Nate Cohn and his radio "Stars of Tomorrow" amateur show. Concessions Too Besides Cohn with a troup of pos- sibly 26 young people fresh from KGW radio station in Portland feat- ured in the big outdoor amateur pro- gram, will be concessions along tim street, dancing, baseball and many other forms of entertainment. The club will not sponsor the con- cessions and is offering the sponsor- ship to various organizations of this section, or to individuals if turned down by local organizations. One Of Biggest "This will be one of the biggest celebrations of the last five years," stated Harry Percy, advertising chair- man, "even bigger and better than last year's show," he continued, "and that is going some." Committees named are: dance, Gee. "Kreps; advertising and entertainment, Harry Percy; finance, Edgar Can- field and Lester Jones; decorations, Earl Warneke and Jake Benzel. O, FISH CAN SWIM OVER BIG DAM That steelhead are daily passing over Bonneville dam via the man-made fish ladder is a reality which has been. proven, H. B. Holmes, aquatic biolo- gist, Government man, stationed at North Bonneville, told the annual gathering of the Klickitat Fish and Game club at Klickitat Saturday eve- ning. " Huge Task "The days of planning and prepar- ations to make this possible were many," stated Mr. Holmes, to an estimated crowd of 120 Klickitat sportsmen, their wives and game of- ficials. Fish Don't Jump What vas given as a distinct sur- lrise to the crowd was the fact that a fish ca ascend the length of the ladder without having to jump out of the water. "Each pool," stated Holmes, "has been built with a round hole in the partition holding the water back." According to olmes the water flows through the hole, so the fish can swim on his way up the ladder. "The fish can ascend the entire length of the ladder without being seen," he commented, "because it (Continued on page i0) A CHAMP . . . OR WHAT? Recently some interesting information was taken from one G. Fischer Wade of White Salmon, and it was found that he is somewhat of a coffee drinker, or champ ? Mr. Wade says he drinks over six cups per (lay, or an estimated three pints. That would be 21 pints each week, 84 each month, or 1008 each year. In five years it has been estimated he has lzrunk over 5,040 pints of coffee Page Bob " Ripley, Mr. Wade. SPORTS WANT OPEN RIVER The desire to have the White Sal- mon river open to steelhead fishing the year 'round was unanimously vot- ed at the meeting Friday evening of the Colhmbia river chapter of the Mt. Adams Fish & Game Association, which comprises Bingen and White Salmon. The organization pointed out during the meeting that the "Lewis river, Wind river and the Klickitat river ! was open to this fishing each year, but the White Salmon was left closed." Good Fishing Too The White Salmon river has fine fishing for steelhead, which, yearly travel up the river and are either caught i pools when the dam closes in the early summer or some fisher- man breaks the law and tries to catch one. The organization plans to petition its central group in attempting to get a hearing from the state game com- mission. Elect Officers Electecl officers to the central chap- ter are B. M. Heaman and E.B. San- ford. The central chapter meets the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is May 18, next week. Talk Fish Derby Debate was held in regard to the prize for the champ of the local chap- ter in the fish derby. A committee was appointed by President Oscar Brannin to select the prizes. It is com- ( Continued on page 10) o GORGE OPENS "Closing strictly for repair and re- novation work since Wednesday was a necessity," stated M. D. Reid, now managing the Gorge theatre in Bingen. "We will have our spring reo-pening Sunday," Mr. Reid stated. Complete Overhaul The theatre will be completely over- hauled, according to information given the Sun by Mr. Reid. The theatrewiU be cleaned inside and out, with im- provements of the sound equipment, and redecorated for the re-opening on Sunday afternon at 3 oclock. The show Sunday features Joel McCrea in "Wells Fargo." O PLAN PROGRAM WEDNESDAY A program, open o the public, will be given by the Senior class of Co- lumbia Union high school, Wednesday, May 18th, it was announced by Bern- ard Pollard Wednesday. Bonneville Power Will Aid Farm Irrigation Work-- Low-Cost rower THE "KILOWATT'YEAR" IH What Will It Mean to the Northwest ByJ. D. ROSS Administrator, the Bonneville Project This is the last of a series of three articles by Mr. J. D. Ross, administrator of the Bonneville Project, on the kilowatt-year, the basis on which Bonneville power will be sold. A reprint of the series of articles will be issued in pamplet form and may be obtain- ed by writing to Mr. Ross at the office of the Bonneville Project, Portland, Orelron. What. will the + kilowatt-year mean to irrisation ? What can it do in dol- lars and cents to give us better and bigger crops--more income from our lands ? Low pumping rates are necessary for supplementary irrigation. Farm- ers throughout the Northwest could increase their yields tremendously with a little more water during the summer months. The pumps operate tWenty-four hours a day. The season lasts about five months. There is an ideal use for the kilowatt-year. 1O0 per cent utilization for almost half the year. What about the rest o the year ? In the winter'the kilowatt-year will no longer be needed for pumping. So every use can be found for it will re- sult in cheaper pumping rates. To balance the irrigation load, there (Continue don page 7) CHERRY CROP TO BE GOOD THIS SEASON G. A. Freeman, Fruit In- spector, Says Bingen Trees Suffered by Rain Pollination of cherrN crops for White Salmon and its adjoining dist- ricts appeared to be so successful this year, that G. A. Freeman, county fruit inspector, predicts a better than av- erage season for local cherry gTow- ers, barring unforseen difficulties in the near future. Although most of the trees in the town of White Salmon and in the up- per regions went through the stages of pollination all right, trees in the Bingen flats suffered considerable due to the rains last month. Higher Altitude Protects The rain, atimevwhich fell- on White Salmon trees too, did not injure pollination due to the fact pol- SECOND NOTICE The second notice sent out in the last three weeks, has again been issued by Henry Tiederman, Bingen marshal, that all dog owners are urg- ed either keep dogs tied at home or have a license for them. "After June 1st, all (togs running the streets without a proper license, will be pick- ed up and disposed of, im- mediately," stated Tieder- man early this week. t:ARSON MAN BEATS UP Ud) Bound over to the Skamania county Superior court on a charge of beating a minor, Charles Ludwig, of Carson, about 28 years old, was released this week under $1500 bond. Boys Play Ball The victim, Dickie elms(cad, 11 years: sn of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Olmstead 'arson, was playing ball on the school grounds with a group of lads Saturday. The ball was knocked over the fence into Ladwig's yardand lination is at a laterdate in Salmon because of the higher altitude. "However," stated Freeman, Wed- nesday, "Bingen has not lost every single cherry. There will be a medium crep." Fine Pear Crop Expected The pear crop at the big Mt. Adams White young elms(cad went after it. Disregard Warning A previous warning by Ladwig to "keep out" of h;s yard hunting for play-ground balls, evidentatly was disregarded by Olmstead, when he entered it Saturday. Ladwig, it is said, took up the chase. Other lads Orchards, in Gilmer, is expected to be nearby also entered the incident one of the best for many years. The blossom period this year ap- peared to be the heaviest for some time. Inspectors from out-of-town thought pollination reached its limit there, and a bumper crop should be picked. Apples Not Pollinized Yet Pollinization of apple trees has not been completed as yet because it is a later fruit. Apple trees throughout the district look to be in fair shape, however. Good Year Expected A good year for cherries could be expected, it is thought by Inspector Freeman, "if the market holds up, and present large storages of canned cher- ries are disposed of in time." o Great Banks of Floating Weed The Sargasso sea--two great banks of floating weed in the At lantic--is in area seven times great- er than Germany. It has changed little since Columbus found it in 1492. O Card Tricks If the sleight o' hand performance is anything like that given at the Athletic club meeting in Bingen a week ago Wednesday by R. A. Hamb- len, of Los Angeles, California, noth- ing should prevent you from seeing some of the cleverest card tricks on record at the Bingen gymnasium Sat- urday night. Mr. Hamblen, who is to show his re- by throwing stones at Ladwig. Ludwig finally caught Clmstead about a block from his home and slap- ped his face and beat him with his fist. according to reports of witnesses. The lad was taken later to a nearby home with swollen cheeks. IIowever, he appeared all right the remainder of the day and was seen playing about the town. The following day he was taken to a Portland hospital where it was learned he suffered a bursted ear drum and probable blood clot in the head, according to specialists in Portland. Complaint Filed A complaint was filed against Lad- iwig for beating a minor, as a second degree assault. The case is to come up in the Sup- erior court in Stevenson in the near future. Mrs. Olmstead is with her son in Portland at this time. o COLUMBIA HI COMMENCEMENT TO BE HELD FRIDAY, JUNE 3 ---MAY BE HELD IN NEW GYM Fifty-One Students To Leave School This Year, Is Report Given By Professor C. F. Breneman--Thir- ty-Six Are Girls Fifty-one graduate will receive tiplomas at the an- nual commencement for Cc:umbia Union high school, it was announced by Professor C. F. Breneman, Wednesday. "This is one of the largest classes in the history of the local , chool, he commented. "Thirty-six of the group are girls." Commencement June Third Commencement exercises will be held Friday evening, June third, but where it will be held has not been determin- ed. Plans point to holding it in the new White Salmon grade school gym, now under construction. If the program cannot be held, in the new building it will be held in the American Legion hall, where it was held last year. Baccalaureate services will be held Sunday, May 29. - --. Valedictorian for this year's grad- WALTONS LIKE TALK ON AREA Fmhing in tke mm" lakes and streams in the Mr. Adams area, skiing and hunting wild game went over big to the Portland Isaak WatY, m League ri(my in the specia! address given tfla: group by Mayor Eva Flock, of ttingen. The meeting wa held in the bam_aet room of Hilaire's Restaurant, in the City of Roses. Questions Asked Following Mayor . Flock's talk, mary question on fishing and hunting and skiing in this terr,+++ory were ask- eet by the Portlanders. With the aid of the animated map, rccntly made for the area, Mrs. Flock had several printed an4 distributed further talk. The map aided her ma- tmially in "getting he idea over" to her litsteners. ince that time Mr. and Mrs. Homer Watt, and Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Haiburt, l the former President of the Izaak Wantons there, have been in Bingen to visit with the Mayor uates is Luvena Arntt, while Salu- tatorian is Venette Gardner. Following is a list of graduates who leave in June: Ilma Adrew,s, Luvena Arnett, Lola Barnes, Helen Basford, Edith Collins, Elsie Dutton, tiargaret Frey, Venette Gardner, Doris Graves, Margaret Haffey, Mildred Hayes, Lorraine Kay- ser Leola Knapp, Marjorie Kreps, Cleo Larsen, Esther Larsen, Arlene Lem- ley, Joe Ann Locke, Rose Lynch, Doris McEwen, Ruth McIlroy, Emily Mark- graf, Esther Newby, Margaret North, Clara Olson, Grace Parker, Nellie Per- sonette, June Peterson, Helene Ray- burn, Juanita Rayburn, Mildred Schmidt, Lois Staack, Vivian Sur- baugh, Mary Alice Thomas, Lucille Thun, Yula Willis, Rex Brooks, Rem- ington Davenport, Fred Fraser, John Gilmer, Jim Gzoshong, Marion Locke, Philip Lynch, Elvin Marlow, Wallace Murray, James Needham, Deane Nich- ols, Bill Norris, Roderick Rylander, Jim Turk and Leonard Yarnell. --O MAYOR FLOCK PROCLAIMS A SIDEWALK I:elebrate 57th I Fonowing completion of the pipe I line to the city limits of White Sal- }mon toward Bingen, a sidewalk has 2-rlnlversarv t been formed for pedestrians, using the  " i ,nuch-traveled road between the two Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grohsong of It owns. ., White Salmon celebrated ther 57th ] The sidewalk will be direcuy over +.ddm" g anmversar" y at their homethe dtch," recently covered over .the ;ruesday. t water pipe. A culvert is also being They were married in the spring of formed along side the new walk. r ou i ou" o - - 1881 m Jaspe C nty, Mss m, be- [ t- t,r rt' I'T r/'rl fore coming to the Northwest in 1889. [ .| | ...%i .| ,,[. | Long Ago I . .+.a.u... ..,v . Mr. Groshong, born in Iowa in Election of officers of the Mt. Adams 1859, is one of the early pioneers of Aerie of the Eagles lodge, in Bingen, the Mt. Adams.Area. Mayor Eva Flock, of Bingen, this week made a proclamation to the citi- zeus of the town to observe "National Air Mail Week," next week by sending at least one letter,,' by airmail (luring that time. The proclamation reads: Proclamation done at Bingen, Wash- ington, May 7, 1938. Whereas the post office department at Washington is sponsoring National Air Mail week, from May 15 to 21, in- clusive, and Whereas this is the twentieth an- niversary of regular air mail service in the United States, and pertoire of "it is there, it isn't," has "Days then were different than a bag chock full o the most intriguing t now," he commented Tuesday. "Why, tricks, in 1892 when I worked for A. R. Byr- The program, strictly; an Eagles kett in Bingen I had to be at work at lodge benefit, is to begin at 8 p. m. All 7 a. m. c,*er wa+king b .. miles. We tricks, according to Mr. Hamblen, are done with any pack of cards. (Continued on page 10) 0t 00,ooo,00o cooo00o,o ]1] ! I I I I I I ! ! ! I ! a week ago Thursday was the most important phose of the meeting. The following officers were elected: Clarence Johnson, Worthy presi- dent; Win. Spears, Junior Past Worthy President; George Randall, Worthy vice-president; Charles Nimsic, Chap- lain; Harold Cox, conductor; Dick Bates, secretary; Harold Lewis," treasurer; Mike Walker, Inner Guard; Joe Perry, Outer Guard. Whereas I believe the citizenry of Bingen have a lively interest in the developing of air mail in our nation. NOW, thererfore I Eva Flock, Mayor of the City of Bingen, do here- by designate the week of May 15-21 as Air Mail week for all Bingen and do call upon our people to make proper observance of this week by liberally (Continued on page 10) Roving Reporter Sees Mountain Of Rock Removed To Protect Tracks There is quite some work going on near DeBois lake, about four miles east of Bingen, and it is all for the S. P. & S. railway company. At that mite the Hauser construction company, which has built about two miles of new track, are rip-rapping the banks of the railroad along there o prevent washing waters from Bon- neville dam from undermining the tracks. Tim Bonneville lake waters at pres- ent are washing against the banks sup- porting the tracks, and is expected to be higher yet this year. Yards Of Rock Removed Hundreds of yards of crushed rock have been hauled by switch engines to the various place s needing additional rip-rapping along the newly-formed lake. A rock-ladden hill about one hundred yards long has been practically re- moved and many tons more of rock is expected to be taken out before the ummer is passed. The crew, which is composed of sev- eral men are expected to work the rest of the summer to complete the work. Several Miles There are several miles of track that will have to be protected from the waters. Further testing is being done at severalsites further west to insure complete safety for the railroad.