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Drawing Reveals Projected
Highest man-miulr structure In the C olum bia gorge will l»e the new high-tension transm ission line towers at Hoiutettile, which will carr> current l.o,,i lue powerhouse 1..1
Bradford island across the river to the Washington side. This drawing Indicates the approximate appearance of the yet to l*e constructed towers.
CASCADE LOCKS CHRONICLE
AND The BONNEVILLE DAM CHR O NICLE
Vol V, Number 19
M Alti II 10. 19.19
liv F. T. Humphrey
Of the Oregon Journal
Neur the s p o t
W ill lie
where, in 1866,
Lieutenant P h i l
Vole 22 In 7
SALEM -After 3
lin r S F RECEIVES
Sheridan and a
In Approval of
hours of «iellate
handful of bluecoata fought for
the senate W«*d-
their lives against the Yakima and
frtr T r t n it y llf
nestlay passed the
Tumwater braves, two giant steel|
iw l 4 O lll^ lll
WASHINGTON, March 8 —The
niuch-buffett>d people’s utility dis
towers will soon rise from Bradford
house received Wednesday from its
trict bill, vigorously opposed by th#
The Junior class o f Cascade
The United States War Depart state Grange as detrimental to tha
i appropriations committee a recom
Sixty feet square at the base, Locks High School is sponsoring a
ment district engineers’ office has public ami of benefit “ to privata
321 feet high, and weighing 150 puppet show to be presented March mendation that it provide $12,400,- approved blue prints for all four power companies."
tons each, they will support two 10, in the High School Gymnasium 000 for the Bonneville power of the waterway cable crossings
The vote was 22 to 7. The bill
| authority during the 1940 fiscal
sets of transmission lines, as they. . _ .
now go««* to the houae f«»r consider
which will bring Bonneville power ation
leap the Columbia from Bonneville “ l \
A professional from Portland is
powerhouse to the Washington
The amount, contained in the in into Oregon by way of the north
In debate it wns brought out by
shore in two mighty strides, one giving the erformance and will terior department appropriations Portland area.
Senator Lyman Ross, Washington,
bill, was $ 1 , 000,000 less than usked
1600 and the other 1700 feet.
Upon receipt of the War De that the Bonneville dam adminis
matinee will he given for the school by the authority, which said it con
part ment’s permit, Acting Bonne tration did not approve of the bill
Key towers in the $14,000,000 i children. You may have u personal
transmission system that is now interview with the puppets after templated an extensive power line ville Administrator Charles E. Car in its present form.
On the other hand, advocates
ey today announced that more than
taking form in Oregon and W ash-i tht, performance. The prices are construction program.
seven miles of specially fabricate«! heralded the m«'aaurc as fully pro-
ington, they must be high enough 15 cents, 10 cents and 20 cents,
conductor cable have been pur t««cting the taxpayers, fair to all
to allow for a line sag of 290 feei)
The program will include "Han-
chased from the Aluminum Com concerned and ideal for formation
and a river clearance of from 78 sel and Gretel,” “ The Three SI’ NHAY SCHOOL PLANS
pany of America at u cost of $41,- of districts.
to 93 feet to take care of Columbia Wishes." and several short selec LAUNCHED AT MEETING
356. and that plans are under way
shipping. They must be tough tions with musical accompaniment. •
for the purchase and early delivery POPULATION INCREASE
enough to take 40,000 pounds of
The Sunday School Board of the of tower steel.
pull from each inch-and-a-quarter
IN THE OEEING
Plans call for the erection of 600-
line, withstand a horizontal line able a line sway of 60 to 70 feet. Cascade Locks church held a meet
sway of 60 feet, and ride out a 60- To meet this extreme condition, al ing Monday evening at the home of foot towers on either bank of the
The population in the vicinity of
mile gale. The lines themselves lowance of 30 feet between cables Mrs. K. G. Wuner. Members and Columbia, four and one-half miles the Shell Mountain Fox Farm will
teachers present included Mes- Itelow
Bridge. increase 15« to 200 within the next
will operate at 230,000 volts, each is made.
dames Gibson Harrison, Ben Scott,
set taking care of two Bonneville
Insulation for these heavy lines Wilbert Harrison, Newton Clark, Ocean-going vessels licaring wheat «0 days, Herman Buhl, owner of
from The Dalles and apples from
generators, and are designed to ¡8 another nict? probU.m To meet
the f«»x farm announced yesterday.
carry an ice load that wttl make
engineers have designed triple Burt Nelson, K. G. Wuner and Rev. H«»« k 1 River will pass under the six
Beginning tomorrow the first of
big rallies suspended a minimum the new year’s pups are expected
tn«*m 5 4 inches in diameter.
| strinjr* of insulators. 18 to a string
even bigger and better Sunday height of 220 feet ab«»ve the river.
Nowhere else in America is there Ten inches in diameter and 5\ an
an«l they will continue to arrive
School were discussed. Easter
Bids for the erection of the six «•very so often for the next 60
such a nice problem of engineering inches apart, they will hang down program plans were formulated.
high su»|>enxion towers and eight days Fifty females and 20 males
involving such a combination of a^,,ut J 2
^rwn) the steel cross
smaller structures which will carry are the present inhabitants «if the
arms, like great dinner plates on
ice, wind, high voltage, clearance, n strjn_
the cables across the Columbia anil
farm looking forward to the in
Willamette rivers and the Colum crease.
and long jump conditions. It’s a
The island towers, the first of
honey, even when you disregard five that will ultimately be built,
bia and Oregon sloughs will be
Miss Beth Manchester was very opened on March 25. Erection is
the fact that the powerhouse super- will be both neat and gaudy. To
structure can take only 26,000 protect air liners on the g o r g e pbasantlv surprised when a group to be complete and the lines ready FOREST MEN ENTERTAINED
pounds of pull per line. J. D. Ross, route, they will be striped with <>f friends drop">cd in and showered to receive pow«-r within six months
Members of the U. S. Forest Ser
administrator ; Charles E. Carey. white or aluminum and internation- her with lovely gifts for her new after notice of the contract’s
vice personnel arranged a delight
principal construction engineer, and al oran(re. thp oriingv %XrifH.n being home la»t Thursday evening. The «ward.
evening was spent informally with
Original plans for the crossing ful party at Ihe Charles Bigi home
Don S. Campbell, transmission sec- ,9
wi<lp an,, thp whitp , 9
games and singing, followed by a gave the cables a minimum clear- 1 Saturday night. The evening was
tion engineer, beat the latter by
At night two 1000-watt 300 mm
making Bradford island towers airway beacons will flash atop the lovely lunch in charge of Mrs. Gib ance of 110 feet above the surface pent informally. Those enjoying
high enough to take most of the 321-foot towers which will ah I son Harrison. Ladies present were of Oregon slou'**' The Port of the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Or
ville Ru-hmans, Mr. and Mrs. Her
load off the power house and the bear 24 -:nch floodlights shining Mo» dames Eugene !,ovell, R. J. Portland and industries in the area bert Fifer, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
120-f, t anchor towers on the
along the cable- to the Or. g m
Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Washington shore, both of which
,, Washington shores. I, stead Harrison, Jack Flaucher, Wilbur less than overhead clearances as Sigi,
Mr and Mrs. Roy Weeman,
will escape with a 25.000-pound pull 0f
hazards to air travel, they
Wigren, Winifred i ’ ronk. Oscar Bonneville officials coo|ierated by Mr. and Mrs. 0. V. Gray, Mr. ami
Wljl bee. ■me important guiding bea- Hyde, Lester Sprague, Mike I,ong,
,>Jrs Albert Wiesendanger and Mr.
The Bradford island towers will cons, being visible to airmen from C. A. Saunders, C. O. Bennett. increasing the height of the towers and Mrs. Joe Miller.
not be the highest in the world, as far away as Yakima. Pendleton George Miller, Ernie Manchester, from 186 feet to 230 feet This
but they will reach skyward at that j and the Interstate bridge to Van Ben Scott and Russell Nichols and
being higher than any Portland couver.
FOX F\RM VISITORS
Construction of the crossing will
building—105 feet higher than The
The Bonneville crossing is not Jeanne Orvis Some friends were
Mr. and Mra. Newton McPherron
Journal tower, for example.
the only problem encountered and unable to attend, but sent gifts for include suspending power carrying
cable across four waterways with of Cascade l,oek* spent last week
Bonneville engineers estimate | solved by Bonneville’s electrical en- the bride’s new home.
in a distance of three mile« Tall at the Shell Mountain Fox Farm
that if a silver thaw, comparable to gmeers. The towers to take 110 ,-
of the six big towers will be the
some experienced in Columbia ¡ OOO-volt lines across the Columbia
two, erected 3766 feet apart on the
gorge in the last half century, 4ri^ Willamette from Vancouver FORMER R ESI BENTS HERE bank« of the Columbia. South of
foot towers which will carry the
occurs again, the transmission substation to Portland will be no
Mr. and Mrs. A. Richards of the river, two 230-foot towers will
ca hie may accumulate two inches table. The Columbia towers were Portland visited Andy Lane Sunday carry the cable across the Dragon line across the Willamette River
about four miles below the St.
of radial ice In a 60 mile rale it originally designed for 614 feet and and called on a few of their friends sloght. Two 125-foot tower* will Johns
would have to take a pressure of the Willamette towers for 366, but while here
Mrs. Richards is a take the line across the Columbia
towers will carry the
eight pounds per square foot of ’ he Oregon slough specifications former proprietress of the Cascade slough and the crossing job will be
line between the tall structure at
exposed area, thus making prob-
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s' aplete with the erection of 366- the waterway crossing*.
U T I L I T Y ME A S UR E W I N S I N S E N A T E
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