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February 17, 1972

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,"41CIAIA II: G;6,_ ' , A 98901 X Price ISc Goldendale, Washington 95620--Thursday, February 17, 1972 Councilman Gray to ask re-Imposed by county Load restrictions on county roads, for water chlorination imposed during the winter's first thaw, then lifted during the cold of the last two to kick off ual FFA celebration businessmen's breakfast purpose room annual FFA week for the abers of the Goldendale is from 7 to 10. man or woman in the is invited to this free-of- Rt in thanks for support." attendance by members at one of three Goldendale churches Sunday with a breakfast following at Hanlon's house. Officers of the Goldendale chapter are: Gary Willis, president; Bruce Davenport, vice president: Bob Cosner, reporter: John Witt. sentinel; Bill Seward. secretary, and Hiram Mulrony. treasurer. LICENSE RENEWAL DEADLINE FRIDAY The deadline for 1972 license tabs on all automobiles in Washington is February 20 but since that day is Sunday, followed by a legal holiday, the effective last day is this Friday, February 18. In these terms County Auditor A. C. Radcliffe warned late-purchasers Monday. "Most renewals came in early this year, and a very large number by mail," the auditor explained. "However there probably are still a few delinquents and they should get on the ball while there is weeks, were imposed again last weekend by the county engineer. In questioning the Board of Com- missioners Monday about policy, the engineer was instructed to issue permits for emergency hauling but to route traffic onto graveled roads and off oiled roads as much as possible; also to request that loads be cut in weight as much as possible in order to ease the burden on the roads. Glenwood may gain 61||00 more PUD voltage g to construct a 2, mile 69,0) volt transmission line in the Glenwood area, VoL 93 -- No. 7 Public Utility District No. I of Klickitat County announces it has made an ap- plication for a loan from Rural Elec- trification Administration. The PUD expects this to result in better electrical service, including the ability to meet increasing power demands. Comments on the proposed construction should be submitted to the district within 30 days: A legal notice is elsewhere. Gerald Hanion. "This not extending personal in- ng someone. a crowd of about 200." eggs, pancakes and prepared jointly by the economics students. The of the senior class. events and projects are on Early copy requested Early copy is requested by news con- tributors and Sentinel advertisers because Monday is the legal holiday honoring Chapter sweetheart is Noma Kayser. yet time" George Washington, and schools as well as many businesses will be closed as well as Pond new 4-H, livestock government offices. King Ranch action county extension agent set for April date Latest filing in the civil action of Jack J. Brooks and Jonnie L. Brooks vs Mc- In a discussion of Goldendale's water supply before the Chamber of Commerce Monday, Councilman Harold Gray said the city must start chlorinating its supply by 1.973, like it or not, and that he would suggest to the council that some chlorination be started immediately. "It need not be heavy, and it may not even be noticeable," he added. Gray explained that because of two different thawing periods, separated by a very heavy snowfall, the city watershed has become very muddy. Not only is this noticeable in the water but a certain degree of contamination can result, more now than during other conditions, he said Gray's comments followed a program explaining the system of testing of city water samples required by Washington State Department of Health, presented by Dr. G. J. Timmer. The doctor prefaced his presentation by saying neither Dr. Ralph Case, county sanitarian, nor Dick Moran. new city supervisor of public works, was able to be present as he had hoped. Objectionable bacteria often are present in minute degree in water systems such as Goldendale's, the doctor explained; however, they show up most dramatically in water which has been in the system for some time, such as happens in dead-end stubs off a grid distributions system. Several such stubs exist in Goldendale's imcompleted grid, he said Anyone can request a bacteria reading on a water sample taken from his water supply, he said. "Merely ask for a sterile container from the county sanitarian's office, read the directions, fill the bottle as indicated, cap the bottle firmly and mail systems, showed objectionable tun: satisfactory) tests from time to time, though the percentage of such tests was considered acceptable. Well drillers Ken O'Leary and Larry Webley who were present "to hear what is said" on the announced subject of "water contamination," were invited by Dr. Timmer to comment. O'Leary replied, "I would have to say that Goldendale does not have a sanitary (water supply) system .. There is only one way to insure this and that is to drill for water. Goldendale is fortunate to lie over a good underground supply . Such a system properly in- stalled, is virtually proof against con- tamination." Carnival, trick rider approved for fair A carnival for the Klickitat County Fair and trick rider to perform at the rodeo were approved by the Fair Board Tuesday. Playland Shows of Vancouver has been signed to supply the carnival rides and amusements during the fair. Nancy Lee Lange was hired as a trick rider for the two days of the rodeo. A call for assistant superintendents in the Home Economics Division of the fair was issued by Superintendent Dorothy Imrie. Heads for the various departments including clothing, arts and crafts, can- ning. baking and handwork are needed. Anyone interested can contact Mrs. Imrie at 773-4696 or the extension office at 773- 5817, both in Goldendale. latter part of this week will prepare window reader boards at Goldendale The freshmen class and demonstration GES eighth grade boys some The sophomore class decided upon a project by Roger Pond, London, Oh., has been appointed county extension agent to replace Dale Martin who resigned last September according to Howard Willson, county extension staff chairman Pond's chapter members will part), at Stevenson next the agenda is voluntary guilty It uana delivery : !17 52, Goldendale, was a j), in Yakima Superior delivery of marijuana in 5. Judge Carl L. Loy verdict was reached by of eight men and four about four hours of sentencing was set. The by not more than five Walter Dauber, after the verdict was it was "entirely make a decision about be appealed. A must be fried within ten Hanson, Klickitat County attorney, represented the State of Washington. James as Hanson's special deputy, give assistance with in Yakima County was continued for Mrs. primary evidence came of Thomas LaHart, a agent, who worked County Sheriff's Office to late June, 1971. He the night of june 4, 1971, in Rowley gave him a subsequent- the 2-day trial, defendant the exchange and any marijuana. ad requested the change of trial out of Klickitat on page 9.) Sewer pipe repaired City screws, working overtime, were able to repair the sewer pipe crossing the Little Klickitat River February 9. City Supervisor Dick Moran reported that all temporary repairs were made, and the line was in operation since last Wednesday. All the sewer is going through the pipe, and according to Moran, "It is working well." SCHOOL LEVY PASSAGE AIDED BY ABSENTEE COUNT The official canvass of absentee ballots in the Goldendale School District levy election, performed Monday afternoon, revealed 10 affirmative votes to 2 negatives, of the 12 ballots on file. This made the total vote 401 to 256 for a total of 657. The required 60 per cent favorable Plurality then became 394.2, which was exceeded by 6 votes rather than the margin of 4 as announced last week. SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION TO BE DISCUSSED Wallace Blore, consultant for facilities and organization, Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is scheduled to be in Goldendale Wednesday, March I. He will discuss various aspects of school eonstrucon with the local school principals, school board members and any interested citizens. The meeting was o "nginally set for February 17. ing ordinance puzzle ssed at hearing clarifying the intent of a construed to require off-street parking whose interpretation agree" took major Guldondale Planning night. It was a up of four hearings for the public opinion, and PUzzle was part of the aling with parking t the business section. Provides first of all of existing business or remodeling is Parking must be provided. however, provides a says the ordinance or ground cover of increased. It also allows of the building to be in- Per cent without extra required. Then it of the above be space for buildings in existence at time of passage of this ordinance." Because of these conflicting provisions the ordinance is unworkable and has never been applied, the planning com- mission says. The same hearing was amplified by the commission's request for opinion from the audience on the general subject of parking for Goldendale's business section. Several comments were offered, such as: "There is no question--off-street parking is becoming more and more necessary. But by requiring it, you are reducing the amount of available income property, which already is at a premium." "I think tt're's opportunity to create parking by absorbing the oldest buildings for parking lots, as has been done in other cities." (continued on page 3) appointment has been approved by the Board of County Commissioners and Washington State University. Pond will be responsible for the ex- tension 4-H club program and for youth and adult livestock educational programs. Pond was raised on a dairy farm in Ohio and has had experience with hogs, beef cattle and field crops as well. He was graduated from Ohio State University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education. He taught vocational agriculture in high school at New Paris, Oh., for one year. In 1967 he became 4-H agent at London. He was responsible for the coordination and leadership development for the county 4-H program involving 1250 members in 70 4-H clubs led by 170 volunteer leaders. He resigned in 1970 to enter graduate school at Ohio State University where he earned his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Management in December, 1971. Pond's famil includes his wife, Connie, and their two-year-old daughter, Laura Lee. Pond began work in Klickitat County February 15. Pherson Realty-King Ranches was made in Superior Court here last week. The filing, for an interrogation proceding to take place on the same day as that set for the trial (April 7) was regarded as very unusual by local court students. The action seeks recovery of some $9,380 in purchase payments agreed to, plus $110,000 in punitive damages for alleged misrepresentation of property sold to plaintiffs, and for violation of consumer protection statutes. Trial date set for drug abuse suspects Seven Goldendale citizens arrested January 30 on various charges of possession and delivery of drugs were arraigned in Klickitat Superior Court February 9. Oae of them, Lonnie Roberts, pleaded guilty. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and the matter continued until March 1. All others pleaded not guilty, and the week of April 10-14 was reserved to try the matters. Judge Ross R Rakow presided. City park forges ahead; town cleanup urged An enlarged map of Goldendale's new city park and detailed plans for its development were discussed by Town Pride at the organization's meeting last Friday night. Emphasis of the talk was on how to secure the planned improvements in time for the Golden Days Centennial celebration here July 8-16. Both the Lions Club and the Goldendale Jaycees await only drying of rain and flood-softened soil at the park and the advent of spring weather for pouring footings for the park kitchen and rest City's oldest person dies here at 104 Goldendale lost its oldest citizen last Thursday with the death of Alice Brooks, 104. Last year, Rebecca Morehead died at I00. There are no octogenarians living here now. Mrs. Brooks, who had made her home here with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Layman, recently moved to the nursing home here. She had celebrated her 104th birthday January 24 there. Her illness was brief, and she remained mentally alert her entire life. She had 29 direct descendants, 4 of whom preceded her in death: 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Elvon Ward found dead from stroke Elvon Ward was found dead Thursday night at the yard of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wilson of the Bickleton area, where he appeared to have died from a stroke. He had been visiting the Wilsons, and left for his car. Some time later, they noticed his car was still there and found him in the yard. The sheriff's office was notified, and Thurman Ward, deputy prosecuting at- torney during a brief absence of Eugene Hanson, was summoned in the role of coroner. "We weren't sure of the name of the deceased, and I was shocked to discover it was my own cousin," Ward said. (See obituary. ) rooms, it was announced. In addition, plans are under way for softball players to be organized into a crew to lay out the softball diamond, while other groups are expected to volunteer to lay out parking areas and picnic spots. In another sphere of influence, Town Pride set April 15 as a day for townwide cleanup. Students and trucks will be available that day for hauling rubbish not already cleaned up and PtR Associates have promised to keep the city dump open that day for receiving such loads, Hoagie Nielsen reported. On the subject of cleanup, however, other members questioned propriety of the Town Pride organization, a small group, organizing and spending all day working on hauling the trash of others. "Does the name Town Pride mean anything or not?" asked one such critic. "Shouldn't it mean that when you have shown the way the whole town should respond by showing that it has some pride, to the end that everyone pitches in to get the job done? Shouldn't this group be challenging the rest of the town to join it in showing its own pride? That's what I think Town Pride should mean--pride producing action." The problem of old car bodies and other eyesore junk rusting away on private lots came in for much criticism. "We think this year of all years is the time to try to get through to people, to try to get their cooperation to get this stuff cleaned up once and for all," was a sentiment which got strong support from the group. --Boy 8ont Troop 551, obser,,ers-- Februar Precip High Low 9, Wed. 5O 25 I0, Thu, .02 40 26 11, Fri. 47 31 12, Sat. .05 49 38 13, Sun. .02 48 37 14, Mon. .18 39 32 15, "rue. .02 52 30 Winter's been wind, Flood, freeze and snow; Now back again It starts to blow. as directed," was the essence of his in- structions. Periodic testing of all public water systems is required, and C, oldendale has been diIigent in sending in frequent tests. at least three a month, Timmer said. He exhibited a chart showing results of testing of all Klickitat County systems for each month of 1971. A number ot tests, from Goldendale as well as other county An area in tle exhibit building for In- dian displays at the fair was approved. Janet George made the request on behalf of local Indians. The Fair Board announced two school for judges, livestock and home economics, will be held later this spring. All persons interested in judging should contact the extension office before March 3. Winds cause power outage Not only was all of the city of Goldendale without power early Tuesday afternoon, but so was the entire county from the Kiickitat river on east. Power was out in Goldendale but a brief period, but Wishram and Maryhill were without it for about three hours. The direct cause was the wind. The indirect cause was vandalism, said Glen Benjamin of the Public Utility District Some time ago, someone had shot at an insulator on a pole in the Centerville area. e shot did not immediately cause the insualtor to fall apart, but weakened it and the wind did the rest. The transmission line between Wishram, Maryhill and Goldendale was affected as was the Bonneville breaker. Breakers, installed so that all areas will not be without power for long in such cases, returned electricity to the Goldendale area within a few minutes. One of the large windows in the Gulden- dale ntry market succumbed to the wind. Other damaged noted iruded telephone lines down, poles leaning and an aluminum storage  at the corner of Broadway and Mill carried from the foundation and dod. Power in the Centerville area was out about 35 minutes. Street lights were out all over Golden- dale Tuesday night.