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About The Dam chronicle. (Cascade Locks, Or.) 1934-1934 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1934)
THE DAM CHRONICLE
ON SHIP CANAL
Demand for Dirt Prompts Ea-
ineers to Start Task of Dig-
tag Approach to Locks.
CASCADE LOCKS, OREGON, FRIDAY MAY U , 1934
Beginning next Monday The Chronicle will begin
to seek subscriptions. Subscriptions are necessary to
any newspaper, for they are an important part of the
revenues derived from the publishing business.
The Chronicle has purposely delayed asking any
one to subscribe because it desired the public to be
come acquainted with the paper before asking readers
to assume a portion of the costs of producing it.
We are now.organized to mail the paper to out-of-
town subscribers and orders will receive prompt at
U P. TO CROSS
FOURTH OF JULY
RUCKLESLiDE CELEBRATION TO
OVER OPEN CUT RUN FOUR DAYS
Only Signatures of Railroad Chamber of Commerce Joins
Officials Needed to Let Job
With Civic Club in Arranging
òf Moving Tracks.
For Week of Fun.
United States army engineers have
Detailed plane for the gigantic
abandoned plans for a tunnel in favor celebration which will be held in
of an open cut through . Ruckle slide, Cascade Locks on the Fourth of July
and now are only awaiting word from are fast taking form. At the meeting
Union Pacific officials before under- ' f the Civic club last Friday night
taking the K>b of rebuilding the rail- President Frank Hall appointed Jim
road line between Bonneville and Merrill chairman of the general com-
( ascade Locks.
mittee. At the meeting of the Cham-
Adoption of the open cut has not her Qf Commerce Wednesday, Presi-
lieen made public, but an announce- dent A w . Meyer followed the Civic
The Chronicle sells at $2 for one year; $1 for six
ment may be expected at an; May. club's lead by making Mr. Merrill
Reason for the delay is the fact that chairman of the Chamber’s Fourth of
months; 50 cents for three months.
Union Pacific officials and state high-, iu|y committee
way commission are not in agreement ' ....
Those who desire may pay for the paper at the rate
over the program advanced by the 1 I he general committee is composed
of seven members. It met Wednesday
of 20 cents a month. Thus, the cost is divided into
The government proposes to make night and buckled down to the task
a cut of sufficient width through of getting things rolling.
12 equal payments.
The celebration will begin on Sat-
Ruckle slide to carry the railroad
The boys who deliver the paper will call at your
and The highway on'the 'Time'grade! urd^ after"oon and runtiforr f(*ur ^
The highway engineers are heartily I " lth someth,nf do“ « all of the time.
homes and places of business and invite you to take
in favor of this plan, but the Union Stevenson and North Bonneville are
Pacific is not so enthusiastic over it. putting on a joint 4 day celebration.
out a subscription. We hope you accept the invitation
Plans for the proposed change in So the fun that week will not be con
grade are now in the hands of the fined to one side of the river.
for the more subscriptions we receive the better paper
Within the course of a few dajfBi
railroad officials in New York. When
we will be able to give you in return for your money.
they have acted, the government will the general committee expects to be
be ready to act. Indications are that able to report back on plans for pub
an agreement will lie reached at an licity which carry the story of the
early date, and that bids for con- ^ proposed celebration to the people
WILLIS MAHONEY GIVEN
structing the new grade will be called j of three states.
OPENS STORE IN LOCKS within a few weeks.
WARM WELCOME AT LOCKS
The entertainment is expected to
water sports, base ball games,
Willis Mahoney, dynamic young
mayor of Klamath Falls, and can Food Store, has been appointed agent slide will continue until the original fireworks, a carnival, wrestling and
didate for the democratic gubernat- for, the state Mquor vntrol Board in contract is completed, but sufficient boxing bouts, horse shoe toujma-
orial nomination, stopped in Cascade Cascade Locks. The first shipment information has been obtained to teli mohts, racing, dancing and other
Locks Saturday night to meet the of wet goods came up last Friday the army engineers what they wanted forms of amusements and sports.
crowd at Erick Erickson’s birthday afternoon and was placed on sale to know. Drilling will end about
party and remained to make a brief Saturday. Mr. Morris sold $60 worth June 1.
The new railroad grade will start BUSINESS MEN AGREE
j of stuff the first day.
Prices are considerable lower than a mile west of Bonneville station,
TO INSTALL HYDRANTS
Earlier in the evening Mr. Mahoney
spoke in Hood River. After leaving
A definite move toward providing
Cascade Locks he stopped in Bonne began operating its liquor stores. A Bonneville, cross Eagle creek on a fire protection ior Cascade Locks
ville and other towns between here further cut was announced some days trestle and pass through another was launched at the meeting of the
ago for the purpose of meeting com 1.000 foot tunnel. After leaving the
second tunnel beyond Eagle creek it Civic club Friday night.
Mr. Mahoney is the only candidate petition in Washington.
A. W. Meyer, principal owner of
The state will carry a reasonably will enter the open cut across Ruckle
for governor on either republican o r ,
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w slide. It will end just west of the the lndejiendent Water company, told
democratic ticket who ha, visited the f
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the club that he would furnish water
locks, and there is every indication Moms sard. It wall me ode whisky, toll bridge.
Talk of relocating the rail line be without cost on condition that bus
that he will carry the district by a
and other bottled goods.
tween the toll bridge and Wyeth is iness men and property owners gen
without foundation of fact, according erally put in hydrants.
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p u b l ic h e a r in g c a l l e d
to F. N. Finch, general manager (\£. The hydrants will cost approxi
unanimous vote among th» Grange
ON LOCAL POWER RATES the
O. W. R. & N. railroad. He said mately $5 each. One or a dozen can
members and fruit growers in the j A public hearing on rates and I [he railroad company had not inten- he installed. They will la* of a size
charges of the West Coast Power tion of changing the location of the that will conform to the hose used
by the forestry service on its truck
The Klamath Falls mayor has company in Cascade Locks and ad- rajj |ine through Cascade Locks,
the Herman creek ranger station.
visited every county in the state and jacent territory on the Oregon side of
j'he Union Pacific is reputed to
is now engaged in a whirlwind cam- the river will be held May £5 by the haVe made a number of surveys hack That will make it possible for the
BASEBALL CLUB TO GIVE
"paign in Multnomah county. His 1 public service commission. The hear of town, with a view of obtaining town to obtain assistance of the
friends say he will carry every county ¡ng to be held her wis ordered Tues- a new grade which would be linked pumper
DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT
President Frank Hall of the Civic
in eastern and southern Oregon, and ] day by Commissioner Charles M. up with the grade on the new loca
A benefit dance for the baseball predict that he will come out of Thomas
tion between Bonneville and Cascade club expressed the view at the
team will be held at the Craigmont Portland with a handsome majority.
It has not been learned who filed Locks. Mr. Finch shook his head meeting that the town should take
hotel, just beyon dthe city limits, on Because of his attacks on the Port the complaint that led to the calling
steps to put in water mains and hy
Saturday night. The dance will open land chamber of commerce and his of the hearing. Agitation for lower and smiled.
drants of a sufficient size to meet
“ Nothing to it,” he said.
to the public and efforts will be made demands for deep sea locks at Bonne power rates has been going on for
demands of the insurance companies.
to get out .. large crowd. Mrs. Fin ville dam, Portland daily .newspapers
He said the insurance companies
lay, proprietor of the hotel, has vol have refused to give him any pub Hhreatened’ to lay’the’ m atu r’of rates NEW AUTO FREIGHT LINE
would not reduce rates unless the
unteered to donate the use of the licity. He has overcome the absence before the commission at Salem.
ENTERS CASCADE LOCKS standards are met.
spacious lobby, parlor and idning of publicity by carrying his fight
The club voted, however, to take
room and has joined the management against the power trust direct to the BURT COMMENCES WORK
The Dalles Freight Line, Inc., has advantage of Mr. Meyer’s offer, and
of the ball team in inviting everyone people over the radio.
fmu m r ia / l i a t c i
D i m n i M P been granted ^ certificate of public President Hall ap|>ointed James A.
ON NEW HOTEL BUILDING jConvenjenCe and necessity to operate Merrill, of Merrie s Barbeque, to
in the Bonneville dam district to be
J. H. Burt expects to start turning 3 truck line service into Cascade interview property owners and learn
present and enjoy the evening.
dirt Monday for the foundation of Locks and Bonneville and Brdal Veil, how much money can be raised to
An admission charge of 50 cents EIMER ELECTRIC OPENS
new three-story hotel which he it will start the service this week,
will be made for men. Ladies will be
ward defraying cost of buy:ng anil
STORE ON MAIN STREET the
will erect on Main street, just west
R J. Wuner of Portland has been placing the hydrants. Mr. Merrill
admitted free. Dancing will begin
Jack Eimer, manager of the Eimer of the drug store, and opposite Mer- appointed agent for the company and started the ball rolling by offering
shortly after 8 p. m. and continue
has been busy this week get rill's Barbeque.
js moving his family to the Locks to put in a hydrant near his own
until 1 a. m.
Plans call for a building 46 feet this week. He is preparing to open property. Other property owners will
The Craigmont, one of the most ting a large stock of electrial supplies
attractive hotels on the Columbia on the shelves in his new store, across in depth, by 36 feet in width. The an office in the new building just lie invited to accept responsibility of
River highway, makes an ideal set the tsreet from the Cascade Food hotel will contain 15 rooms, with a completed by Mrs. S. M. Hill, across placing on or more hydrants.
ting for the dance. There is ample Store. The stock, one of the largest lobby on the second floor. It will be the street from the meat market.
Ed. Spickerman, manager of the
toom for 300 couples and plenty of in eastern Oregon, would do credit I of frame construction. The first floor
The noonday Inucheon of the
to a town several times the size of ¡s to be given over to a bar, a dining company’s Portland office, came to Chamber of Commerce at the Rapids
space outside to park cars.
Cascade Locks with Mr. Wuner Wed- club drew a crowd of nearly 30 busi
A splendid 5-piece orchestra has Cascade Locks. Mr. Eimer has ob- room and kitchen.
Plans for several other buildings nesday and made arrangements to get ness men and women. Dr. E. H. Ber
been obtained for the evening. Ex tained a number of contracts for
cept for the music there will be no wiring new homes and business ane now in the making, and if the the service under way. He announced ger was chosen vice-president. Annua)
expense. The bal Iteam is hopeful of buildings. Between getting the new weather remains pleasant for a time that the company is preparing to dues were tentatively fixed at $3,
clearing sufficient money to give it store established and taking care of work on them will be started almost open a freight station here and spent payable semi-annually. Next week’s
supply business he has immediately.
part of f the day dis meeting will he held at the We Ask-
all the funds needed to start the u his
for a new building, You-Inn. Hope was expressed that
season without any handicaps.
service will ze sup- the size of the crowd could be
Parents are requested not to bring
one man can handle.
houses continues unabated.
plemented by a local pick-up service.
doubled within a short time.
Demand fur dirt to be used in
making a fill has caused the United
States army engineers to start work
un the ship canal which will ;»aas
vessels front the river to the locks at
The engineers speak of the ap-
proach to the lucks as a "borrow pit".
They expect to call fur bids on the
canal at a later date, but at present
are carrying on the work under force
When completed the canal will be
one of the largest in the west, for it
means the moving of 1,000,000 cubic
yards of dirt and rock. The canal
will take out of the river at a point
below the railroad station. It will
be 1600 feet long, 150 feet wide and
40 feet deep. It is being dug through
soil in the mainland on the Oregon
side of the river. At the upper end
it enters solid ruck. The locks will
be installed in the huge cut, between
the walls of solid ruck, to the south
of the power house, which will set
in the slough.
Dirt now being moved out of the
canal is being hauled to a point just
west of the Atkinson camp, below
the railroad station. The ground has
to be leveled off for the 100 bunk-
houses which the government pro
mises to build for use of men who
will be employed in constructing the
spillway, between Bradford island
and the Washington shore.
The rock being carved out of the
cut at the upjwr end of the canal is
being stacked up at a point opposite
the hospital and will be crushed at a
later date and used as material in
building the spillway and power
house. Date for calling for bids on
the power house and locks has not
been fixed, but it is not anticipated
that the call will be issued for some
Work of taking dirt from the canal
and dumping it on the site of the
proposed bunkhouses is being done
by the Guy F. Atkinson company.
They are employing a number of
steam shrivels and trucks. They
have moved 35,000 cubic yards of
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