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PAGE TEN MT. ADAMS SUN, BINGEN, WASHINGTON JIGGING WHEAT SACKS BEATS oo in this part of the county is still standing, the little tog house at Pine Flat up Snowden'way." TEACHING SAYS HUSUM PIONEER ,o 1, M o,n taught ,hoo The 8 x 14 log house held 18 kids and a schoolteacher. Someday he'd yoWvlehorenng@,lt'h!!t20{'ktu:! hTth:U::[t O picturelke to taken.g up there and have his : fltl:lctahl rose growers' I As he.talks of the past, the pion- a month working mxteen hours a has an excellent memory, but is eer leacher recalls some of his form- day," said Husum's rose-growing temporarily bolhered by a knee in. 'er studen'ts: Jack Perry, Carl and pioneer, William Olson, 80. i jur:,' sustained in 1891 from f, alling Amelia Pearson, Charles Coates. The rosebud in his buttonhole was off a horse. Howeer, .he docsn'! Joseph Aerni, and Mrs. Delbert A1- just one blossom lrom a garden con- dwell on his lameness. He'd much l oway. raining 150 varieties, 25 of them rather talk about the past. ! Politics climbers. Mr. Olson was and is a For instance: "The first school-i "Politics was a mess in those lid PRICES FOR SAT. & MON., JULY 28 & 30 WESSON OIL quarts 73c SPRY SHORTENING 3lbs. 98C BiSQUICg pkg. 49c 3 oz. tins 2 for days," he chuckles. "The Republic. ans and the Democrats were split wider apart than they are today. You know Zola Brooks, the lawyer up at Goldendile? "Well, his father was the wittiest, sharpest campaigner the Republic- ans ever had, but he turned Demo crat and stayed that way". Senator Brooks loved, lived, and fought for Klickitat County. When efforts were made in Olympia to divide the unwieldy county, he kill- ed the issue with a speech that s still remembered. EWn the train wheels as he wen: to the capitol 'emed Io say "Klickitat, Klickltat, Kliekilal." Grange Columbia Grange No. 187, Lyle, was founded in 1889, and Mr. Olson was a charter member. For 16 years he served as Deputy Master and in 11897 was State Lecturer. Both trans- portation and money were limited in those days so the job wasn't dif- ficult. Schools had financial trouble too. 5C When schoolboards signed t teach- er's contract they didn't expect, to DEVILED TUNA SUNSHINEVAN""AWAERs 29C 10 oz. pkg. MARGARINE Durkee's CMor-Ease 33c Ib REALGOLD'FMNA'SAS 25C 2 for iiinil II II II Evergreen Grocery & Market pay more than 90 .to 95 cents on a dollar or $35 a ,month. The school! year lasted as long as the money did, usually three to four months. Under ,Grange sponsorship, the "Barefoot Schoolboy Law" guaran. teeing State support for a.ttendance up to 25 cents a day was passed. This "radical" measure produced one of the hottest political battles :in Washington history, but elected a governor. Early Trade Loss "Bingen had a postoffice and a school before present-d,ay WhFte Salmon. A man named Hansakex (no relative of today'-"s Hunsakers) started a store where the library is, and for some reason persuaded a Ik II I _ tl'll IIIII FRIDAY, JULY 27, i95l ALL COLORS AVAILABLE  AT YOUR CATALOG PRICES Look no Further ASPHALT 3 in 1 and HEX SHINGLES 45 - 55 - 65 Rolls 90 115 MINERAL SURFACE ROLL BRICK SIDING Hiway Hardware & Supply Co. PHONE 4333 BINGEN, WASHINGTON i - II Hood River man to operate a skiff- ferry. "T,h,a,t's a rowboat with sails. Han- saker encouraged his customers ?o I shop across the river by building a bluff trail to the ferry landing. From there, we crossed to Stanley i Rock, and walked .two miles into Hood River." Flour and Power "There was a flour mill at Husum. Fhe first two ten-pound sacks of i whole wheat and white flour they produced won two blue ribbons at 'the 1884 County Fair. I "When the mill burned down, the' son of the owner, Iohn Thompson, built an electric plant on the site. That was about 1896. My house was the first one to get juice." I.f anyone wants to know anything Picture.nail damage to plaster can be prevented by fastening a small piece of scotch tape to wall before driving nail. (Mrs. Vivian Mc Coy) else about Mr. Olson, he can go,___ __ " out to see him. He lives in the White l l:Ivdl house with green trim between Hus. [ l.,'.ffi J[ .,-' .BarberShop um's church and schoolhouse. Pie-I , Clyde Rake nickers are elcome to use his free[ "Allie" Black public park. There is table space Watson B1dq. On Highway I for about I00. ,,,,,, I .................... I  --=4, ..::._ I II |1 I Foam Rubber Pillows Regular $9.95 Sale $6.10 H | Occasional Tables Values to $19.95 Choice $8.10 NEW Simmons 3-way Chair Bed Regular $59.95 Sale $39.10 I| I I I IIII I I I | Wool Throw Rugs 27x54 Values to $17.95 Choice $6.10 I . SIMMON IL -A-WAY Sofa and Chair Regular $249.00 Sale $189.10 IIll I II I Illl / in I J I r Ill I I I IIIIII III III I 7 Way Floor Lamp Regular $13.95 Sale $9.10 I I Table Lamps Regular $5.95 Sale $4.10 I I Daveno and Rocker Frieze Mohair Regular $179.95 Sale $149.10 I ] H I Bedroom Suite Regular $159.95 Sale $139.10 II I I I II II Chrome Dinnelie Regular $159.95 Sale $139.10 I II 3 Piece Sectional Frieze Mohair Regular $259.50 Sale $1.98.10 I I illl I i Ill I I Asphalt Tile BILTWELL Regular 10c Swing Rocker Sale 7c Regular $59.95 t / This applies only to tile in stock. Sale $49.10 " b Hollywo Headboard Ask A out Our COT & SPRINGFILLED MATTRESS S.T. D P Regular.S69.50 Purchase Plan - Sale $54.10 65 Weeks to Pay I 11 II I IIlllll III IIII I Simm0ns.Mailress A $54.95 Value $39.10 8 Drawer Chest Regular $79.75 Sale $49.10 I11 I "Armstrong 9 x 12 LINOLEUM RUGS Regular $10.95 Sale $8.10 Ill I Ill White Salmon, Washington