The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, July 15, 1920, WEEKLY EDITION, Image 1

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The bend bulletin.
VOI,. XVI 1 1
No, ao
Itcclfiittitl ton Kertliu Director DiivIm
ninl Member of Appropriation
Coiiunlttco Wrhunin Opimr-
tiiiilly lo (Jr( 1'Mtn.
I Hlnctirn IntiiroNt In llio chlof prob
lorn of thu Central Oregon country
tli iiroliluiu' of bringing water to thu
laud wnn shown In lloiul by tho
congressmen nml government off I-
clnln who warn kui'mIh of honor nt a
illnnor glvun nt tho 1'llot Ilutto Inn
by tho Ilend Commercial club, "Wo
urn horn to lourn your needs, to fa
mlllnrlxo ourselves with your condl
tloni, In order that wo inny morn In
tnlllKontly servo you," wan tho son-
tlinuul voiced by every inmubur of
tho house appropriation coiiiuilltua
who spoke before tho club, and tho
samu lilonl of jtorvlco wan noted In
Individual conversations which pro
coded nnd followed tho dinner.
Tho vanguard of tho congressional
party arrived In Ilond n fow mlnutM
nfler 7 o'clock Friday, llcclamn
Hon Henrico Director Arthur I. Dav-
Is, with Percy A. Cupper, slato en
gineer, who hnd mado u detour to
vlnlt HprliiR river nnd llenhnm falU,
arriving among tho first, Ileprimeu
tatlvo lliirlou L, French of Idnho and
"Nick" Klunott of Oregon en mo In nt
tho liimn tlinr, nnd lloprcicntatlvo
Oniric II, Tltuborlnko of Colorado,
Chtilrmuu James W, Oood of Iowa,
John M. Kvnn of .Montnuii. Asslstuut
Ueclntnntlon Hervlca Director J. 11.
Ileudla nnd Adolph llartn, clerk of
tho appropriations committee, np
penrcd iihortly nfter, reporting ov
rnl delays becnuio of tiro mid motor
trouble. William It. Wood of In
dliuin, JoHoph W. IlyriiM of Toiiiicm.
see, John W. Kngan of Now Jersey
nnd Louis (I. Crnmton of Michigan
hnd couu out on n Hide trip from
CroHceut, under tho guidance of A.
M. l'rlugln nnd Forest Supervisor N.
O, JiicoIimxi uud did not nrrlvo until
Iho-lnttur pnrt of tho uvonlng.
"No JiinkrlliiK Trip," Drclnml.
Tin) Importance of tho vlnlt of tho
congressmen nnd tho IiIrIi place
which they hold In national nffnlrn
wnn pointed out by T. A. McCnun,
who Introduced Uoproaontntlvo Sln
notl ntt totistmuntor for tho ovoiiIhk
Mr. McCnun rumluded Ills hearers
thut'lt wnn this commlttoo which hnd
pared $ 1,100,000,000 from tho taut
national budget.
Diiiphnsltlng thai tho npproprln
' tlnnn commlttco Ih tho most Impor
tnnt in emigres, Mr. Slnnott doclared
that tho Journoy on which tho law
tnnkurH mo now engaged linn boon no
Junkotlm; trip. "It linn boon no
path or roses," ho snld, "nnd, ro
KnrdlonH of hnrdflhlpH oxporloncod,
Including nuo of tho worst ound
jHtorniH I huvo over neon, tho com
Iralttco hnH mado Ita work thorough,
carefully Investigating tho ncedn and
condltloim of tho communities
through which Itli ns p"nsHod."
Klunott Appreciated.
Ho Hpoko of tho Intercut nhownyby
Dlroctor Davis In tho Deschutes proj
ect, uud declnrod that It wnn bocmiBo
of this that tho purty wua to romnln
over In Central Orogon u day longer
to view tho Irrigation ppsslhllltlos
of tho Doacliutos, "Tho commlttoo
la not ho io to mnko promlsoa," ho
said, "but I fool vitro that, with tho
nddad kuowlodgo of conditions In
this part of Oregon, tho mombors of
tho commlttoo nnd Mr, Davis will
Klvo tho question of nn nllotmunt for
futuro dovelopmont enroful cousldor
ntlon, Hhould thla quoatlou ngalu
coino boforo thoin."
Chairman Oood assorted that,
filnco ontqrlug Orogon, tho commit
too hna boon "playing second fiddle
to tho biggest man In congress, N. J.
tMSnthuslastlo ovor tho outing on
joyed by tho party since leaving
(Continued on, last page,)
1 RS
I'Ikimmi Wing Wny JIO Milt to I'oit
Hoik JIiIiikImk AkoMiiiuo lo
ItiuiKor, Having Half n Day.
Carrier pigeons from tho forest
service loft maintained In Ilend by
W. J. Hpront uro now being used
with excellent results In tho Fort
Hock section, according to word re
ceived on Mondny from Itoy Mitch
ell, rntigor In that district. One of
thu birds, sunt to Fort Itock by Mr,
Mitchell, curried n nolo asking for
help, for n distance of 30 miles, nfter
the ranger had discovered a 40ncro
blnio, nnd men wfto promptly dis
patched to tho scono of tho blnzo, tho
bird's mfessngo saving half a day In
bringing assistance, ns no phono was
nvnllablo. Tho tiro was undor con
trol Monday, Mr. Mitchell reported.
Tho pigeons wero takon from
Ilend to Fort Itock whon young
squabs mid now recognize tho latter
town ns tholr homo.
While no doflnlto results hnvo
been attained In tho series of con
ferences held during tho past two
dnys by representatives of thu set
tlers of tho C. O. I. Irrigation district
nnd tho officials of tho Control Ore
gon Irrigation company, assurance
that nil differences would bo ninlc
nbly settled was expressed by Harri
son Allen of Portland, one of tho at
torneys for tho district.
Detailed reports on negotiations
now being carried on, having as
tholr object tho acquiring by tho sot
tiers of tho control nnd ownership of
the projoct, nrn not being given out
ut yet, but It Is known thnt tho
company has mado n tentntlve offor
considerably more fnvorablu than
that dofeated In tho last district
bond Issuo election. Iloforo this of
for cuii finally bo actod on, howovor,
It must bo panned bn by tho directors
nnd then taken up nt precinct moot
One hundred nnd twolvo lambs,
representing tho 1020 crop from 7-1
owos, woro roglstorod last weok nt
tho annual meeting of tho Deschutes
County Ramboulllot Dreaders' asso
ciation. Thu meuiborii of tho associ
ation doclded to outer not 'leas than
10 puro-brod lambs at tho Pacific In
ternational Livestock exposition In
Portland thla fall, and also voted
that till stock disposed of shall be
transferred by tho association, and
not by Individuals.
Figures given out nt tho mooting
showed that tho 74 owos nvorngod
from 12 to 17 pounds of wool thla
season, ua compnrod with tho sovon
to eight-pound nvorngo of tho ordi
nary range sheep. A 4-montli8-old
lamb, weighed by a rover Corking,
tlppod tho boam nt 90 pounds.
Plana woro mndo for a plcnlo to
bo hold ut tho Holslug rnncli on Au
gust 1, whon tho puro-brod shoop be
longing to Dan Holslng will be
judged and nddressos glvon by ehoop
It Is oxpoctod that thu association
will placo ns largo uu ordor for pure
bred nambouillota thla yoar as in
mhl n , 1 'I ..!' l IE PISE,
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Irrigation possibilities
are clearly summed up in a
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Lewis, formerly state engineer, giving the conclusions
reached by state and federal
operative surveys, authorized by the laws of Oregon
for 1913. While the estimates given were made in 1914,,
and are hence inaccurate for
data are concerned, the report constitutes abound basis
on which present day costs may be computed. The
pamphlet discusses the results of the survey as follows:
V1 1 i i-
nans ana esumaies 01
approximately 200,000 acres of irrigable land in the
upper Deschutes river basin have been completed by the
state and federal authorities acting in cooperation.
The renort is signed by John T. Whistler, E. G.
Hopson and John H. Lewis. Mr. W. L. Powers, of the
Oregon Agricultural college, prepared the chapter on
agricultural conditions and possibilities under irrigation.
This report including numerous maps and drawings is
now in process of publication.
In order that the conclusions reached may be made
available without delay to those interested, this sum
mary has been prepared.
The irrigable land lies in four separate units or
tracts. These tracts are dependent almost exclusively
upon storage for' a water supply. Two reservoirs are
proposed: One on Deschutes river at Benham Falls, 16
miles south of the town ot
Prairie on the West Fork of
A rock fill and earth dam
is proposed for the Benham falls reservoir. This will
back water up 18 miles, flooding 19,000 acres of land and
store 440,000 acre feet. The estimated cost of this reser
voir is $991,000.00, including $605,000.00 for the pur
chase of lands.
A 30 foot dam of the same type at Crane Prairie
will flood 6,200 acres and store approximately 110,000
acre feet of water, at a cost of $152,000.00.
(Continued on Pago 4.)
Momorlos of the early days woro
brought buck to old timers In Ilend
today whon thoy saw tho Deschutes
rtvor down to Its natural channel for
tho first tlmo in 10 years. Tho levol
of tho water had dropped moio than
10 feet.
Draining of tho water Impounded
by tho power dam ut Newport ave
nuo wua sturtod on Monday1 by tho
nond Water, Powor & Light com
pany, in ordor to mako possible re
pairs nt tho company's uiuln plant
horo. Two of tho throe wheols ut
tho plant havq not boon overhauled
slnco tholr Installation, sovon yours
ago, nnd tho arrival of a now turbluo
gnto to roplaco similar damngou
oqulpmout was tho slgnul for the
lowering of tho river,
Oregon Cooperative Work
USRelmtlonCrvlcnd5l1i of Oregon
Proposed Irrigation Projects
Deschutes Drainage Basin
Crook Co.Orcoon
in the Deschutes river basin
pamphlet issued by John H.
authorities based upon co
the present, insofar as cost
L f It i -J-
cost ior cne irrigation 01
liena; tne otner at urane
such stream.
raising the water 54.5 feet
"Tho city was largo and groat, but
tho pooplo were fow nnd tho houses
not yet bullded."
That was tho way Bend Impressed
Chatlos A. Brown, president ot tho
Bond Water, Light & Powor com
pany, on hid first visit heio, eight
years, ago, ho declared yesterday nt
at tho Commercial club luuchoon, em
phasizing his point with quotations
from tho scriptures. Now, nfter not
ing tho development which tho city
has mudo,ho doscrlbea tho spirit ot
Ilond ub true vision, the Inclination
to livo In tho promlsoa of tho futuro,
rnthor thnn In tho portormacuos ot
tho past,
(Continued on last page.)
Hc-soltof Geologist's AVork HeroLiMt
lVr Hummed Up In 88 Pages
Diim at licnham Kails Would
Back Up Wnter 18 Mile
Of especial Imptfrtnnco to the pco-
plo of Central Oregon, in view of the
interest taken by Reclamation Scrv-
Ico Director Arthur P. Davis and
visiting congressmen, who spent last
Saturday going over portions of tho
Deschutes project already partly de
veloped, is a telegram received by
The Bulletin from the offices
of Congressman N. J. Slnnott, In
Washington, D. C, in which an
nouncement is mado that tho report
of Professor W. O. Crosby on the
Benham Falls reservoir site the key
to tho project, has been received In
tho national capital by tho acting di
rector of tho reclamation service.
Quoting from tho report, the tele
gram says: "Tho conclusion Is that
tho reservoir will bo practically
proof against leakage, oven under a
full head, and that tho dam site will
provo satisfactory for an earth dam."
It la noted that tho report, ot which
an abstract Is now being prepared,
contains no less than 88 pages, em
bodying the results ot the work ot
Professor Crosby and associates In
tho course of several weeks spent in
tho Deschutes valley lost summer.
Tho Benham Falls dam, according
to tho 1914 cooperative survey,
would ralso tho water 54.5 feet,
backing it up IS miles, flooding 19.
000 acres of land and storing 440,
000 aero feet of wator.
Tho congressional party left on
Saturday In nutoa provided by Bend,
Prlnevllle, Redmond and Madras
business men to visit the Tumalo and
C. O. I. projects, planning to have
luncheon at Prlnevllle. From there
thoy wero to go to tho North unit
and Madras.
SALEM, July 14. Acordlng to a
statement mado horo by Percy A.
Cuppor, stato engincor, actual con
struction ot tho Benham fulls reser
voir and dam for tho irrigation ot
tho Deschutes project will bo started
as boon as plans for financing tho
Improvement can bo formulated. Tho
building ot tho dam would provide
atorago wator for the Irrigation ot at
least 100,000 acres ot land.
Tho report of W, O. Crosby ot
Washington, who Is connected with
tho United State reclamation service.
shows that tho reservoir slto Is prac
tical nnd thnt tho proposed location
of tho dam is satisfactory. Thts re
port was recolved nt tho offices ot
tho state engineer here today.
A number of years ago4 tho state
and go eminent appropriated $100,
000 tor tho Investigation ot Irriga
tion projects in Oregon, aud a largo
part ot thlsm oney was expended In
making a survey ot the Deschutes
district. Slnco that tlmo tho North
unit nnd Tumalo districts have boon
Tho North unit district has voted
approximately $5,000,000 ot bonds
for development work, of which sum
$50,000 bonds have actually been Is
sued. Tho Tumalo district has about
8000 acres ot laud under Irrigation.
Tho entire Deschutes project con
tains mora than 200,000 acres, much
ot which Is unproductive at the pros
out tlmo becnuso ot Insufficient wa
ter, Tho reservoir, It is estimated,
will cost $1,009,000.
Unless delayed in soiling bonds,
bocauso of tho present unfavorable
condition ot tho financial market,
actual work should get under way
this year, accordlug to Mr. Cuppor.
26,000 ACRES
$1,500,000 IS BELIEVED
IlrookA-Scanlon Lumber Co. Acquires
Tract From N'ortliwwtcrn Tlia-i
ber Co. Hunter & Stoats
s of A
- i
Bend, Handle Big Deal
Announcement yesterday of tho
purchaso by the Brooka-Scanloa
Lumber company from'tho North
western Tlmbor company ot the
tract ot pine adjoining tho present
Brooks-Scanlon holdings on the oast
and south, Including 26,000 acres.'at
a consideration not stated, was made
by tho firm ot Hunter & Staats.
realty and timber land operators,
through whom the deal was handled.
The tract thus transferred Is 32
miles from Bend at its nearest polat
and 50 miles distant at Its fartfeect
boundary. It is IS miles in length
and of varying width. W. H. StaaU
and J. N. Huntor, mombenj',or
tho firm representing the Northwest
ern Timber company In the ajftil,
have themselves had an Interet?la
tho property and, In making the m1
to the Brooks-Scanlon company, flfcy
have, fulfilled an old ambition ot1 In
suring the manufacture of the 1 am
ber from the tract In question. While
no prlco was made public, it is un
derstood that approximately $1,500,
000 is involved In the deal.
Tract Held tor 10 Year.
Tho transfer was completed In the
last day or two with M. J. Scanloa,
vice president of tho Brooks-Scanlon
Lumber company, who hasbeea
fn and near Bend for more than a
week, engaged in a survey ot the
company's operations In this section.
Tho tract of plno tlmbor Just ac
quired, which is crossed by the Sand
Springs road to Fort Rock, has beea
owned by tho Northwestern Timber
company slnco 1910, whon It was
purchased from tho Manistee Lum
ber company. Patrick Noud ot Man
istee, Mich., is president and T. J.
Noud of Portland Is local representa
tive of tho corporation now relin
quishing ownership.
In connection with tho salo, Mr.
Staats recalls that 30 years ago he
Interested Mr. Scanlon In the first
tract of timber land to bo acquired
by tho Brooks-Scanlon Lumber com
pany in Central Oreson.
In commenting' on tho purchase
this noon, II. K. Brooks
Brooks-Scanlon Lumbon.
mentioned that the tract
of the
is one
which would naturally come undor
tho company's, milling operations. At
the present rate of logging It may,
not bo touched for anothor 10 years,
he said, but the purchased was. made
necessary by tho Increase'd produc
tion which has followed tho intro
duction of tho three shift system.
Just aa soon us insurance adjust-'
monts have beon made, work will be
stated to rebuild the stono structure
on Bond, near Oreenwood, formerly,
occupied by the Cent-Ore Motor Co.,
which was gutted by tiro earlier ia
tho weeV(, Lon L. For, owner of the
property, announced last Saturday.
He estimates that the exponse will
total about $12,000.
Tho side nnd front walls remaia
intact, aud what la left ot the rear
wall will bo torn out aud tho build
ing extended east to the alley, add
ing 15 feet to its formor depth ot
125 feet. A relnforcoment of oen
croto pillars will be provided. No
steps will be taken toward building
on the lot just south of th stone
garage structure until this wk haa
beeu completed, Mr, Fox statf. He
hopes to have rebuilding MHlehea
early In the fall, and has 1pra4r
three applications for a leas"