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CASCADE LOCKS CHRONICLE^
ï ! nry
AND The BONNEVILLE DAM CHRONICLE
Vol. V. Number 48
1 \ SC A DK LOUKS
BON NE'V 11.1 K
BRIDGE OF THE GODS APPROACH « (IK K TO START IN |ULY
FRIDA Y, MARCH .t. 19.1«*
C' lSC'lclc Locks Power R ItC
Cheapest in W hole Country
TO HE GALA
A FFA IR
—Courtesy The Oregonian.
The C a s c a d e
Being .Made for Locks Community
Grand Opening Theatre is com
ing along f i n e .
Superintendent of construction Bill
Smeltzer has his crew of Cascade
Locks men going great guns al
though he has tapered off the work
a little bit in the last few days for
he received word that the seats
would not be ready to be installed
for another ten days.
The roof is on, the inside ceiling
is in place, the projection room is
already shaped up and the concrete
is being poured for the floor, which
incidentally has quite a slope to it.
Arrangements are being made
for the grand poening which will
be one of the gaudiest that has
ever hit this section of the country.
LOCAL LODGE Last night was a
G ETS TROPHY big night in the
history of Cas
cade Lodge No. 104 of the Odd Fel
lows for last night the local lodge
was presented with the Billy
Moran, Grand Secretary trophy.
This trophy is awarded annually
to the lodge making the greatest
increase in membership within the
previous year. The Cascade Locks
aggregation had an 88% increase.
WOULD PI T
A petition, pre-
SCHOOL UNIT sented to t h e
Hood River Coun
ty Court Wednes
day, asking for a vote on the dis
continuance of the County School
Unit failed its granting because it
did not contain a sufficient number
of names. Sponsors of the petition
have stated that an abundance of
signers were available, persons
who want to see the County Unit
topic brought to a vote— and at a
later meeting of the court su ffi
cient signatures will be presented.
Bus to Stevenson
An inquiry made
by school patrons
of Bonneville into
the possibility of
sending high school students to the
school at Stevenson rather than to
Corbett, recently brought a ruling
from Attorney General Hamilton
of the State of Washington that
any tuition for those students
would have to come from the Ore
gon school district.
“On no grounds could the added
cost of the Oregon students be
justified as a charge against the
state school fund.” Hamilton said.
He further pointed out that Ste
venson school busses could not be
sent for the Oregon student* at
the expense of the State of W ash-
Twenty-nine student* are now
being transported to Corbett to
high school from Bonneville The
bus carrying these student* is
obliged to travel 80 miles daily, it
was recently pointed out.
• Appears With New Name-
The last of the “Dam" business
institutions passes this week with
the change in name of this news
paper from "The Bonneville Dam
i Chronicle” to the “Cascade Locks
The legal entan-
Chronicle.” Such establishments Legal
as the “Dam Lunch Room,” “The EntHnglementM glcmcnts of float-
ing n bond issue
Dam Barber Shop," and others Being Settled
for the purchase
passed with the construction era.
of the West Coast Power System
The “Dam” places are no more.
Five years ago, when the paper by the city of Cascade Locks seem
was started, the big dam was just finally to be slowly clearing up
under construction. While head- and it is hoped that by next week
quarters for the publication was in an active program of activity can
Cascade Locks, news in the paper be laid out and adhered to.
Thompson, W'ood and Hoffman.
in the early years of its life cen
| the New York bond attorneys who
tered around Honneville Dam.
Now that the dam is built, inter have been advising on the fronting
est in the structure itself has of the issue, have taken much
longer and many more precautions
wnned and persons of the North ' than
west have turned their attention to
detail of taking the case to
the product of the dam. Firft to
take advantake of power generated 1 the supreme court is still in the
by the huge generators was the offing nlthough it was thought for
city of Cascade Locks. This com a time that this procedure would
munity is also going to be the cen be substituted for another more
ter of an industrial progress which simple.
will see huge factories in its vicin
ity, with executive offices in the
Rids on seven
down town district and families CALL FOR
20.000 k. v. a.
living on the payrolls of new in BIDS ON
dustries residing in the com TR ANNFORM KRS t r a n sformers,
complete w i t h
spare parts and accessories, will be
Though the name of the paper received by the War Department,
will contain the name “Cascade United States Engineer office, at
Locks,” news of developments on Bonneville on March 28. Specifi
the big dam will still he published, cations ra\ for the design, manu
as well as accounts of various facture. testing and delivery f.o.h.
activities in the Bonneville com by railroad cars at contractor's
Residents of Cascade Locks are
confident that during the next five
Judge Donald E.
years their community will grow
into a city of considerable popula TO SPEAK AT Long of the Court
tion, and of industrial importance. BONNEVILLE of Domestic Re
lations will ad-
The citizens there, who have main
tained their location, and grasped ! dress the Bonneville S u n d a y
at opportunities that appeared are Evening Club at 7:30 p. m., Sun
deserving of credit as the pioneers day, March 5, 1930, in the Audi
of a greater Cascade Locks. It is torium.
Judge Long will talk in connec
no more than right that they
should have the name of their city tion with his work as Judge of the
connected with the name of the Juvenile snd Domestic Relations
dam area’s newspaper.
Everybody is welcome, the Pub-
“The Bonneville Dam Chronicle”
now becomes the "Cascade Locks licity Committee announces.
These meetings of the Sunday
Evening Club are held on the first
and third Sundays of the month
TR A N SFER S AT Jack Pound was and not every Sunday.
transferred t o
P i 11 o c k
The model for the
Block recently to work under Mr. MODEL DAM
Galbraith in thi Design Section. UNDERGOING M ud
M*o Butterworth was transferred FIN \l. T E ST S Dam is this week
being put through
from the Portland District to this
Distr.ct, where he will work out of its pares for the last tests on the
Big Eddy. Allen D. Look also second trial spillway. Next week
transferred to Bonneville from the a new design will be constructed
Portland District. He is working and the tests on this one will be
for Mr. Spice as an inspector. compared with those of the other
Another event of recent interest two and the most adaptable will
was the arrival of Mr. Robert B. he used.
Associate Engineer Robert R.
Cochrane, associate engineer, from
the U. S. Waterways Experiment Cochrane from the U. S. W ater
Station in Y’icksburg, Mississippi | ways Experiment Station at Vicks
Mr. Cochrane took over his new burg arrived recently and has taken
duties in the Hydraulic Lab. early charge of the Hydraulic laboratory.
EMPLOYMENT D u r I n g 1 9 3 9
FD .I RI -
1 , 5 7 3 different
LEA V ES FOR Stanley Sporseen
men w e r e em
" YSHINGTON -f the Army I ■ ployed in the Bonneville Diatrirt,
gineem left Tues a report to the Internal Revenue
day for Washington, D. C., to a t disclosed.. In 1937, the total was
tend the Hydrology conference at 1,726
the office of the Chief of Engin
One representative from
each district in each division of the
The death of G A Cobb. former
Army Engineers is attending this Cascade lyv-ks attorney, was re
ported In Portland early this week.
It isn't far off
and it is going
to be s o m e
dance. In fact
the sponsors of the dance, the
members of Bonneville Softball
Clubs are surprised how fast the
tickets are going since they went
on sale yesterday.
seems to be planning on going
to this gala occasion, the St.
Patrick’s Carnival dance, to be
held at the Bonneville Civic
Auditorium on Saturday night.
The printed dodgers advertis
ing the dance tell of Confetti,
Serpentine, Games of Chance,
Sandwiches, Cake, Coffee and
incidentally dancing to the music
of Yern Culp ami his Musical
A certificate of
honor for having
fulfilled its quota
in t h e Million
Unit E'ellowship Movement hua
been awarded the Cascade Locks
Methodist Episcopal church, ac
cording to the Rev. W. C. Cronk,
pastor. The local church is one of
926 churches, or about five per
cent of the denomination's 20,000
congregations in the United States,
who already have reached their
for the individual
churches were set when the move
ment, now in its third year, was
inaugurated ami were based on a
communion-wide goal of 600,000
“units”— persons who will sub
scribe one dollur a month as well
as undertake the spiritual obliga
tions of the fellowship.
Is V mioiinecd
The members o f
th e C a s ca d e
Locks council are
of t h e opinion
that they have secured the cheap
est commercial power in the United
States by the signing of u recent
contract with the Honneville Ad
Local internretor* state«! that the
power will be purchased at the
average rate of $13.26 per kilo
watt year delivered at approx
imately 13,800 volts at the west
end of town.
This figure is
arrived at from the clause in the
contract which defines the contract
demand as 76 kilowatts “at site"
prime power ami 76 kilowatt* "at
site" secondary power for a total
load of 160 kilowatts. The prime
power will be purchased at i t 4.60
u kilowatt year and the s«*condary
at $9.60, delivered at the dam.
This makes an average rnte of
$12.00 per kilowatt year, at the
To bring this power to Cascade
Lock* the Administrator has built
a line from the dam. A charge of
$1.26 per kilowatt year will he
charged for the use of this line,
as long as the power is delivered at
Cascade Locks, This brings the
total wholesale coat to the city of
Cascade Locks to $13.26 a kilo
If at any time the city feels rich
enough to purchase a transformer
and connect on at Honneville with
its own line, this service charge
will he eliminated. The term of
the contract is for 20 years and is
contingent on the purchase of the
West Coast Power Company's
properties by the city of Cascade
To Be Started Soon
erations of the
mission line from
Dam will start next
number in the neighborhood of 200
men at the |>eak period.
number, plus the WPA crews
which have been clearing the
right-of-way and the crews which
will lie employe«! at the big Van
couver substation site will bring
the total employed on the line to
Wednesday morning the office of
Administrator J . D. Rosa accepted
the low bid of $349,491.60 for the
ciaruit which will carry power to
western Oregon and Washington
E’ritx Ziebarth of lx>s Angeles,
The C a s c a d e
successful bidder, signed the con HEWING
tract with Assistant Bonneville CLU B M EETS l.ocks
Administrator Charles EL Carey 1 -eater Sprague home Wednesday
and at once ordered his heavy con with Mrs. M. L Morgan as hostess.
struction equipment sent to Van Those thst were present included
couver from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Olin, Mrs. Lester
Office To Be In Vancouver
Sprague, Mrs. George Kerr, Mrs.
Ziebarth will open field offices I<ee Murray, Mrs. Ivan Elmhrne,
in Vancouver at the end of this Mr*
Mr* G, e .
week and will be prepared to hire Manchester, Mrs. Vic Wigren, Mrs.
M R there hy March 10. T o W Ted Langton,
snd Mrs. 1 .eater
erection will begin in two months, Sprague.
after completion of hauling, grad
ing and other preliminary Jobs.
‘We expect to start work with
the laying of crushed rock at mile
14 near the Vancouver end of the
right-of-wa'1 ” Ziebarth announced
“W# plan to have at least 20 of
our own trucks on the job within ♦Mapping of Mapping
a short time. Actual erection of Mineral Deposits k n o w n mineral
towers will not start until material j Is Plnn
deposits in the
hauling is well organized and tower !
footings are constructed."
as part of a broad plan for en
Ziebarth has been engaged in couraging industrial development,
major construction jobs in sll nsrts 1 m being undertaken jointly by the
of the west. Line erection for the Bonneville Project and the state
Skagit project of City Light in authorities of Oregon, Washington,
Seattle, work on the E’ort Peck Idaho and Montana.
project, the Metropolitan water
In response to an offer to pre
district project In-tween Boulder pare
such map* made r«*cently by
Dam and Los Angeles, snd numer Administrator J. D. Rosa, E’.arl K.
ous construction jobs in Texas have
been among his recent activities. Nixon, Director of the Oregon
State Department of Geology and
Two Line* Ready In E'all
Mineral industries, has agreed to
Completion of the first of the a program of these operations to
line s two circuits by September 1 stimulate m i n i n g development.
is planned as part of Administra Director* of similar agencies In
tor J . I). Ross’ progrsm to have Washington, Idaho and Montana
power ready for sale to a large have offered similar support.
number of communities by mid
Ivan Bloch, head of the market
development section of the Bonne
The second circuit of the back-1 ville Project, this week forwarded
bone line is to be ready for energy to each state bureau copies of map*
on October 1.
Bonneville plans for a large number of minerals.
also call for completion of the The Bonneville staff snd state min
Vancouver-Eugene line at approx- , ing offieials will pool their infor
imately the same date.
mation and prepare maps showing
Ziebarth believe* his ervw « n il, locations of all known deposits.
To Aid Mining