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!8 ~iiiiii i ili!i iiiiii? ~:ii~ 7 i:iiill ?! Page Four THE GOLDENDALE SENTINEL--Goldend le, Washington Thursday, July i-- r, ,, ,, ,, , [Clippings Past.......' t 1 .e uotaenaate oentmet tl o 1 ~DCLIFFE - - PUSLISHEeS I II June 18, 1891 It- ~ ........ Man ! O ALV RIC.ARDSO. .... eo,.os II .Howard Spalding has been severe- Longvmw | | I lY afflicted with rheumatism for sev- ~ ~r~ t ~~?~_O~71, EVE~ I I eral weeks, tampalgn.s rot I .,:,- tl The baby of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. .lucle ghln l-lel e t SUBSCRIPTION RATE, $z FEe YF@,R t [ward has diphtheria and but little .... O----'Jr" ---- -- l O~aaL~ i KLICKITAT COUNTY | l hopes are entertained for its recur- ~. . ~ . . | ................................ I Itry. ~ert Van moss, ~ongvmw municl- i -- - ............... | I . pal judge, and a non-partisan candi- I ~uaus~ms" asso~^~,o~, ! I Chas r~ewell is on the reservation ....... | ~At [DVrOn~hL &~atO~IATtO~ | ! " . . ease for superlor cour~ ]uflge peel- | ....................... |]where he nas about nine hundred tion number two for Klickit~t, Ska- l acres of he'y to cut. He will be gone mania and Cowlitz counties was in I several weeks. Goldendale last week campaigning. The Grand Jury's Task [ Miss Stella Masters is spending the ,He is now serving his third con- " -- /present season in Dallas, where she secutive four year term as municipal will take a thorough course of music LAST SATURDAY A suuerior court order was signed in- " judgein the city of Longview. He is structing the county clerk to clraw a grm d jury list. On July 23, under able instruction, a graduate of George Washington next Tuesday, Judge Howard J. Atwell will select the first grand jury to serve in this county since 1893. Though it has been 47 years since the last Klickitat county grand jury met, there is nothing particularly unusual abou't this form of legal procedure. Provisions for grand jury investigations are incorporated in all legal statutes based on the English common law. A grand jury is essentially an arm of a free people to be used by them in examining the workings of their local government. The Klickitat grand jury that will meet here July 23 has the opportunity and power to thoroughly investigate every division of county government. It is unlikely that this grand jury, even after the most painstaking examination, will discover any serious wrong- doings. Nevertheless, the fact that the people of the county, through their grand jury, have conducted a thorough examination will dispel the many rumors and the general feeling of distrust that can so easily undermine public confidence. The grand jury called by Judge Atwell and Judge Stone can and should restore the people's confidence in all blanches of their local government. If it accomplishes that resu,lt the jury's cost will be money well spent. o . Nothing ACCORDING TO THE 1940 U. S. census returns released last week, Klickitat county fell just 627 short of the 12,000 population required for fifth class rating. A few changes may be made in fihese figures before the final returns are filed. It is possible, but not probable, that Klickitat county's population may yet increase to a point, near the 12,000 mark. Portland, Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma, unwilling to take what they considered the too small returns of the federal enumer- ators, counted and recounted their citizens in an effort to show substantial population increases. In most cases these metropolitan areas located a few individuals the federal counters missed. Wit hus, population is more than a ma0ter of pride. Popula- tion means additional dollars in state revenues from liquor profits and gas tax funds, it means greater voting power and, if the in- crease is great enough, more representation in our state and na- tional capitols. The additional 627 population needed to place Klickitat county into fifth crass rating would have increased county office holders' alaries and would have tickled our community ego. More import- ant than this, however, it would have increased our returns from the state treasury upwards of $300 per year. Twelve thousand population was our goal. We would liked to have reached it, but we didn't. Still Klickitat county hasn't any- thing to be ashamed of. Our 15 per cent increase ranks as the third best gain recorded in the e tire fourth congressional district. Only Yakima county and Grant county, with its great Grand Coulee development, eclipsed us in total percentage of gain. That ought to be enough to assuage any grief we Klickitaters may have felt over not, reaching our fifth class county goal. o Hay Tagging Idea Still Practical IT WAS WITH a certain amount of regret that this news- paper last week learned of the Chamber of Commerce decision to abandon its plan to tag Klickitat valley alfalfa tray. Unquestion- bly there were a number of reasons why the plan had to be aban- doned this year. However ft would seem the original idea of marking bales of alfalfa produced in the Klickitat V dley is sound. TO carry out this plan it would not be necessary to institute a grading system for ech farmer's hay. Nor would the tagging of hay be a compulsary measure. Perhaps it might be even better to have the tags copyrighted and issued through some organization of farmers. In any case use of the tags would have to be on a purely voluntary basis. Elsie Jackson who was supposed to be dying mt .Medical Lake some time since, ha~s recovered and ac- companied her mother to her home in the city Tuesday. Miss Hattie Gunn returned from the Salem College, where she attend- ed school last term. Miss Gunn has been teaching school in this county for several years. Charlie Kayser returned from Salem, Oregon, where he has been attending the Willamette University, to spend the vacation with his par- ents at Block House. Wm. Brune has just finished har- vesting a piece of wheat that pro- University l~w school, of Washing- ton, D. C., and has been a resident of this state for the past 16 years Judge VanM