The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Deschutes County, Or.) 1917-1963, June 08, 1955, Page 12, Image 12

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    4a The Bend Bulletin, Wednesday, June 8, 1955
Unexpected Drop Reported
In Davis Lake Water Level
Bulletin Slulf ttriltr
Paslmr a bit id mysiery for
woodsmen and rwreationists, Duv
Is lake, at flood stage for Hie past
several seasons, has uwimiica
this oast wilrter.
Tliis SMison's unexpeted drop
In the level of the big lake, which
normally covers about four square
miles, exonerates newiy-consirucv
i Wickiup reservoir from blatne
In Ponnection with tlie lake's abnor
mally hieh water in 13 and 1S&1.
One of the feeders into Wickiup
reservoir Is Dnvis creek, which
Cows through B subterranmn
channel in lava beds tor a dis
tance of about two miles. It was
believed by some Hat vwcmup res
ervoir, at its high stage, created
ii hvdrostalic head which prevent
ed the escape of water from the
lnke into Uuvis creek. WicKmp !
now at a high mark, but water Is
escaping from Davis lake.
It was prior to the construction
of Wickiup reservoir, in 1931 and
1932, that Davis lake dropped to
an all-time low mark In the hi
torv. Geese wincing their way
the UDoer Deschutes basin oc
casionally alighted on the mud
flais and were stranded. Many
About 25 years ago, tlie lake 1
len Wlllcoxon, then operator of the
Elk lake resort, attempted to mom
the subterranean outlets tliat lead
intn the lava beds from Davis
lake, but the effort to raise the
level of the lake failed. More re
cently there was an unfounded ru
mor that a number of mattresses,
condemned at a mountain resort,
had been thrown Into the lake and
lliat tltey had barricaded the out
let. But apparently the lava conduits
erail.lnl be blocked In such a sim
ple manner. The complicated geo
logic history of the lake indicates
It has more subterranean millets
than there were matresses in the
lone ages ago Odell creek, sup
plemented by a flow from Moore
creek, leisurely wameivo uhwrh
the area now covered by Davis
lake. Tlien, possibly not more than
500 yean ago, a miniature vol
cano came to life adjacent to the
criffc. ... .
From that small cone spilled a
fliiod of lava. II choked Hie old
Odell creek valley for a distant."
of Ami three miles. At one place
the lava field Is atait a mile
tin. luvn chilled Into massive,
stuUby lingers Unit protrude Into
the bin lake of the present to
furon some of the mart unusual
lava scenery in the Deschutes
Ups and downs of Davis lake
without any apparent cause may
appear mysterious, but foresters
and irrigetionists believe the pie
sent drop of the lake level, open
ing roads of the area to travel
can easily be explained.
Tlie past winter In rhe high
country was diy, and the snow
that fell late in the season is still
unmelled. Odell creek, principal)
feeder of Davis lake is low.
This decreased inflow resulted in
a drop in the lake level.
bia river at Vancouver is rising
nearly a foot a day and is fore
cast to reach 15.2 feet by Satur
day, (lie weather bureau said to
day. Forecasters said it looked as
if the peak this year would he be
tween 18 feet and 21 feet. The cur
rent rise Is due to a large extent
from warm weuther which is melt
ing snow from the east slope of
the Cascades in Washington.
PORTLAND (UP)- Dr. Gerald
P. Burns, assistant to the vice
chancellor for development at New
York University since li)f2. yester
day was named vice president of
Keed College here. He will assume
his new duties next September.
Hohnstein Notes
Change in Policy
Special to The Bulletin
P.EDMOND An announcement
from Peter Hohnstein, Deschutes
emintv ASC chairman, reveals that
eligibility for assistance under the
1955 Agricultural Conservation
program is no longer tied to acre
age allotment compliance. Hohn
stein stati this is the effect of
the recent liuislution repealing the
provision of the law which limited
conservation miTjgram assistance
to tlmse fanners not out-of com
oliance with acreage allotments
established for their farms.
This means farmers may get as
sistance for carrying out approved
ACP practices, Hohnstein says,
regardless of whether or not they
limit their basic crops to the acre
age allotments estannsnen lor
their farm .
Tlie change in no way alters oth-
reciuirements for cost-sharing
tinder ACP, the chairman empha
sizes. To qualify for such assis
tance the farmer must select Own
the counly list the practices most
needed on his farm. The practices
selftcted must be npplied for be
fore work is started and must lie
approved by the county commit
tee; and they must be carried out
according It) specifications estab
lished for the county. In the case
of certain practices they must fol
low specific plans drawn up for
the project.
High Production
Mark Set by Cow
Nmt1hI to Tim Bulletin
registered Guernsey row, Shjloali
Proud Domm, owned by Lawrence
Alien, Bend Oregon, produced 9.-
071 pounds of milk and 515 pounds
of fat. This pi-oduction represents
approximately 1 quarts of milk.
This itt utvordim; to the official
herd improvement registry record
released by the American Giiem
sey Cattle club. "Donna" was a
senior two - year - old and wis
milked two times daily tor 'Mm
days, while on test.
"Donna" is the daughter of Ihr
outstanding Guernsey sire, Ster
Unsold Pilot, that has one son and
11 tested daughters In the Per
formance n-yisler of the Ameri
can Guernsey Cattle oluh.
This recoix! whs supeivised by
Oregon State clltw.
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India's Nehru Shifts Scene
Of His Activity to Moscow
winner, iiS unbuilt idii t-"d, Mia.
Lelia Boroughs of Uuverly
.Hills, C'ulif., happily displays
checks totaling $377,500, first
prize in a puzzle contest spoil
:.r;ied by publishers uf the new
Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia.
I riKt-d PreN Stuff CorrPsponuViit
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Neh
ru of India a shifting his diplc
malic activity, for the moment,
from Peiping to Moscow.
Nehru's ace diplomatist. V K
Krishna Menon, has just ended a
visit to Peiping, the Oiinese Coin
niuuist capital.
Now Nehru Is visiting in
Moscow for a lGday visit to Soviet
The visit naturally will hr
watched closely by the govern
ments of the United States, Great
Britain, France and other Westt
em countries.
Nehru, from the Western view
point, is a little too friendly with
the leaders of the two big Com
munist countries, P.ussia and
d. hum.
But perhaps it may be sugges
ted, as it was of Krishna Menon':;
visit to Peiping, that even if Nehru
can do no good in Moscow it is
most unlikely that he will do any
Krishna Menon was able, at the
Repeal Set
On Potato
SALEM (UP) Tlie State De
partment of Agriculture will repeal
all standards for potato containers
effective as soon as a forma! order
is drawn.
This move came out of a hearing
in Salem this week on a question
of potato containers. Frank Me
Kennon, chief of the department's
division of plant industry, conduct
ed the hearing.
The Oregon Potato Commission.
through lis administrator, Ben
Davidson of Redmond, said the
commission would like to do awav
with standards on containers. He
said the commission was Interest
ed in using fibui board containers,
which have proved very satisfac
tory in trials and which he predict
ed will result in savings to con
sumers and less in-transit damage
to Oregon potatoes.
McKennon said he had felt for
some time that standard contain
ers were putting producers of Ore
gon farm products in a straight
jacket when it conies to competi
tion with other states in the ship
ment of products.
He said he was not interested in
any particular typo of container
hut that he believes growers and
shippers should he free to use
whatever typo of container a par
ticular market desires.
"Our department." he said, "is
intoresled chiefly in seeing that
and we will of course require (hat
there Is no deceptive packaging
and wo will of course require that
all containers bo properly marked
as requii-ed by the Oregon label
ing law. '
Besides the potato commission,
container jHMple and railroad ship
pers were represented at the hear-
A Mend youth was sentenced ti
four days in jail and $J5 fine yes
terdny by the Justice Court yes
lei-ilay for petty larceny. He stoli
a loud speaker from a drive-ii
theater in April.
rnjoy Hie vvlilakoy
TI 9
Thl lawyer's trlal-by-titit
perauadad him that chserful
Old Sunny Brook has tha
best case. Proof? W.tnasa
that Sunny Brook tmiiel
1 14 iU
J end of his vjmI to Peiping, to an
nounce tliat tjie Chinese Reus
would free four American fliers.
How much Krisluia Menon and
Nehin contributed to die Commun
ist decision to free the four men is
not known.
United Nations Secretary Gen
eral Dag ilammarskjold has been
working on the prisoner situation
tor five months, in secret corres
pondence with the Red govern
ment. Hammarskjold may well feel
(hat Krishna Menon has grabbed
credit undeservedly. But certainly
Krishna Menon urged the Chines.?
to free the four Americans, urA
other U. N, prisoners whom they
hold in violation of the Korean ar
mistice. There can be do doubt that Neh
ru, in Moscow, will try to reduce
tension between Soviet Russia and
the Western Allies.
The trouble is tliat Nehru's ideas
uf relieving tensions always in
volve concessions by the Western
Allies to the Reds.
NelH-u Fought British j
Nehni Is a puzzling figure. He I
Redmond Court
Report Issued
Sfxriul to The Bulletin
REDMOND In .7iunicipol court
last week William M. Metcah. Pri
neville, was fined J150 for driving
while under the influence of intox
icating liquor.
Basic rule violations cost Wayne
P. Cyrus and Philip Dahl, Red
mond, $10 fines apiece. BenrarJ
E. Machon, Portland, paid $5 for
failure to stip for a stop sign, ami
15 year old Stuart y. Applebury,
Terrebonne, was fined ' $10 for
speeding. The fine was suspended
on condition he have no more vio
lations at least before January 1
PORTLAND (UP) Mayor Fred
Peterson has named the two mem
1 ,.r o iIipoo . man fi.ft . finHinP
t)oard who will serve with him in
an attempt to work out a solution
to Portland s milk dispute.
The Rev. jaines Fogarty. liead
regards himself as a man of
peace. But he fought the British
for years for Indian independence.
Since India attained its freedom
he has been constantly embroiled
in disputes with Pakistan, India's
Nehru can not be laughed off
as a world leader. He speaks for
about 3G0 million Indians who
idolize iiim and he has great in
fluence in Southeast Asia as an
enemy of Western "colonialism."
Mlik Situation To Receive Study
of University of Portland's eco
nomics department, was selected
from nominatiuns made by the
AFL Teamsters Union local.
Edgar Smith, former Chamber
of Commerce president, was cho
sen to represent milk distributors.
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