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VOLUME 21—NO. 17.
GOETHALS' REPORT ON COL. BASIN Gravitj System Recommended as Much Ihe Cheapest and Safest. Government Ought to Finance. The Echo has Gen. Goethals' re port on the Columbia Basin project of which the following is the summary: 1. Of over 3,000,000 acres of land embraced within the Columbia Basin. lying between the Columbia and Snake Rivers. 1,753,000 are Irrigable by the Tend O'Reille gravity project and 1,403.000 by the Columbia River pumpinir project. 2. The gravity project provides water by gravity flow from the Pen I O'Reille . River and its tributaries above Newport, Washington. 3. The Pumping project provides water from the Columbia River. A pool is formed by a dam, varying from 200 to 285 feet in height, with respective heads of 123 to 211 feet, across the gorge of the Columbia at the head of the Grand Coulee, from which water is pumped by hydro electric units, each lifting 1.000 sec ond feet approximately 482 feet, or by direct connected units of equal ca pacity lifting approximately 450 feet, to an artificial lake, when the water is carried to the land by gravity. 4. The estimated cost of the Grav ity Project is $254,170,351. or $145.56 per acre. 5. The construction is feasible and offers no unusual difficulties. 6. The cost of operation and main tenance for the Gravity Project is es timated at 1841,450 or $0.48 per acre per annum. 7. The lowest estimated eo>t for the Pumping Project is $22.°>,096.!U.". or $169.01 per acre. The difficulties attending the construction are un usual and the pumps proposed have never heen huilt. 8. The cost of operation and main tenance for the Pumping Project is estimated from $2,610,275 to $2,192, --605 per annum, or from $1.86 to $1.61 per acre, depending upon the height of dam adopted. 0. The Gravity Project is recom mended for adoption. 10. Tt is recommended that the en tire project be undertaken with n view to completing it in its entirely rather than attempting it piecemeal or adopting temporal"}' construction. 11. The estimated time for com pletion is six years. 12. The soils of the irritable lar.-'s are fertile and abundant; being in all respects similar to Yakima and Wen atchee Valleys: large production will result from water on the lands. 18. A great variety of crops /-an be produced, and. due to the excellent transportation facilities, can be car ried to the markets of the world. 14. No apprehension need be felt about settlement of the lands after water has been placed thereon. 15. All things considere I, the pro ject is justified from an economic standpoint if the land enn Vie made ready for planting at a cost ramriie from :?201l to $275 per acre: a< the lat ter price a profitable return will be secured on the investment. If.. The project, because of the benefit* that will accrue to the United States as a whole, is a nat'onal one and as such should be carried out by the Federal government through di rect appropriation. 17. Following the existing poli •;• of the government in its irrigation projects, the farmer or land holder should lie taxed to amortize the C3»t of construction. The government should bear or absorb the interest chat-cos, which will be more than re paid through the increase that will result to the natural wealth, affect ing industries and products of all kinds over the entire country. (Signed) CEO. W. GOETHALS. THE CLUB LUNCHEON. A particularly Interesting meetinp was the result of last Friday's Com mercial Club luncheon, indicating that a fine co-operative spirit is be inp engendered. Mod of the mem bers of the Club soem to be deeply in earnest in finding something which will be of benefit to the city and if they will all show an interest in eoinK out" of their way to DO WHAT THERE IS TO DO we will be maV inir headway. A very appetizing luncheon was served by Mesdames I!. Haprler. O. F. Gardner,' R. Holmes, W.A.Tegtmeier, R. Overhul-. and J. C. Robert.- with Mrs. Wm. Mclntosh as cashier, an they received a hearty vote of than President Campbell called attention to the annual election and announced • - . The Leavenworth Echo that trustees must be elected to me reed Mr. Brower, resigned, and Mes srs, Rutherford and Lal'ointe whi ■• term? expired with the meeting. Mr. O. P. Gardner was chosen to succeed Mr. Brower ami Mi. Rutherford and Mr. LaPointe were elected to succeed 'themselves. The trustees retired to an ant room and soon returned and I announced the election of Frank Hen nessey, president: R. F. Taylor, vice president; and F. A. Constable, sec- \ I retary-treasurer. the latter to be paid I a salary of $25 per month. The re port and recommendation was on mo tion adopted. Mr. Hennessey was then invited by Mr. Campbell to take the chair and preside, which he did. The committee on camp.-ite report j ed the progress made and plans for I improving the grounds together with i the probable expense of $187, and asked that the plans and report be aproved and funds be made available, and on motion the report was ap proved and the funds made available. The hospital committee reported the stock selling campaign under way with Geo. Hauber, O. S. Sampson and i | Frank Hennessey in charge and Mr. ' j Hauber reported several thousand dollars worth—with the outlook j good. Further committee reports were called for and when the committee on roads was reached, the buck was passed to Commissioner Lone-, who was present with Commissioner Johnson and Road Overseer Parrish. land Mr. Long talked on the subject., mentioning that the Stevens Pass road would be opened late this season but not in time to allow much traffic this year. Blewett Pass work will be completed this season and thereafter upkeep will be the only expense for which the county will receive S'iOO per mile from the state and federal gov- ernments. Next year it is planned to put the road to Morritt in as good condition as possible, including v change at the Brender school house where the road will go over the range and up the river to Plain. He also mentioned the proposed relocation of the road west of the Chiwawa rivet bridge to Lake Wenatehee, and the relocation of the Fredrick.-on road near Chiwaukum. Mr. Mclntosh questioned Mr. Long about the finishing of the Leaven- worth-Peshastin road and this brought responses from both Mr. Long and Mr. Fairish from which it seems that the road will be opened May first and graveled beginning in about sixty days. Mayor Blomeke wanted to know what the attitude of the club would be with regard to cleaning up the city and it was suggested that the sky be the limit. The club voted to back the council up in a thorough cleanup of all property, both occu pied and vacant, and those who do not clean away rubbish which they are responsible for. either on their own or other lots, will be severely dealt with. Arrests and fines will probably be common, but the city is to have a real campaign for better ment of both looks and sanitary con ditions. Commissioner Johnson responded to an Inquiry from Mayor Blomeke as to the probable action of the com missioners when an application i- sent in for a franchise to cross the Wen atcher river bridge above town with the city pipeline, and said that h< thought that no trouble would arise. He also discussed roadl and his inter est in the Stevens Pass. leaving no doubt in the minds of those present of the support of our county board in the opening of this highway. He thought that an effort ought to be made to have the legi.-lature declare this a primary road. PENTECOSTAL mission. 130 E. Benton St. Sunday School, 1:45. Preaching services, 8:00 and 7:30 p. m. Midweek services, Tuesday and Fri day, 7:30 p. m. Pastor Frank Gray of Tacoma, the chairman of the District Council, will be with us Teusday. April 18. The | sacrament of the Lord'? Supper will be administered. A cordial invita tion to all. —Pastor It. McPhee and Wife. • • • STUNTS • • • • QUARTETS • • . • • OTHER THINGS • * ___ » • WATCH THIS SPACE • • » ••••••••••• IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY—HOME OF THE BIG RED APPLE— WHERE DOLLARS GROW ON TREES LEAVENWORTH. CHELAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. APRIL 14. 1922. GREATLY | IMPROVE CAMPSITE B«a) Marts Closed While Milling Workers Wrestle With Rocks, Stumps and Rubbish. About every business place in Leavenworth was closed hist Tuesday afternoon and nearly everyone was out at the new tourist campsite an I either at the middle of the handle of a pick, shovel, ux or rake, or was busy with carpenter or plumber tools, and the change wrought in the ap pearance of the lot recently purchas- ■ ed by the Commercial Club for the accommodation of auto tourists was remarkable. Ninety-four men and two women made up the army of workers who turned the trick and a committee of the Women's Civic Club served coffee, j rolls and weinic- at about 4:30. The work started promptly at one ' o'clock. Such rubbish as tin cans, | ■ scraps of iron and rocks were remov- | ! cd. and most of the brush grubbed ! out, the grounds raked and the leaves, brush and other, litter burned. A toi let building was erected and fitted with flush toilets and a sewer laid. Water piping was laid and all connec tions made, including a tap at about the center of the ground where water i.- available for all purposes. A shel ter was constructed over a lfi-foot table and a smaller table and benches provided. A garbage pit was also dug and many of the large rock mov ed from the lower portion of the campsite. Everyone worked with great vigor for several hour.-, but there still re- main? a lot of cleaning up and im proving to be completed and all busi ness place.- will close next Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and ;i;rain the townspeople will ko at the work. The remains from the fire.- will he carted away, a partition built in the toilet | 1 ouse. the ijarbajre pit hoarded up ■ and covered, snatrs dug, more rocks removed and perhaps some trees planted. So remember, folks, next Tuesday afternoon from 2 o'clock on, business places will be closed and work will be the order. This will be the last day this summer that bu.-iness places will have to close for such a purpose and we hope that our friends throughout the community adjoining town will bear with us and endeavor to guage their needs accordingly. Some of the people of the city were unable to be out last Tuesday, but we hope to see all interested in the pro gross of Leavenworth out next Tues day. Be sure to hear Mr. Price in the Chora! Club concert. April 10. CHORAL CLUB CONCERT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1* 8:15 P. M. COMMUNITI BUILDING PROGRAM 1 Soldiers' Chorus (From Faust i Gounod CHORAL CLIP. 2 Recitative and Aria from The Messiah G. F. Handel "Comfort Ye" and "Every Valley" as sung at every perform ance of the Wayfarer HENRY 0. PRICE 3 (a) Stars are Brightly Shining Emil Brinte (b) Absent .. . Metcalf LADIES' CHORUS 4 Shoogyshoo Paul An. CHORAL CLUB .") (a) Bells of St. Man's Emmett Adams (b) Pack Up Your Trouble! Felix Powell MALE CHORUS fi (a) Yalli y of Laughter Saunderson lb) Go Not Happy Days .. Carl Bush HENRY 0. PRICE 7 Violin Sole Selected GLEN WELLS i Wake Mill Lindy (I>uik\ Serenade) Waldo Warner CHORAL CLUB I' Sing. Smi'e. Slunbl f Gounod MISS GREENE. LoVKI.L HENDRICKS, ETHEL CODD MRS. VAN DE GRIFT, MRS. PUTNAM. MRS. CASSIDY 10 (a) Murmuring Zephyr (b) Tumble Down Shack in Athlone A Sander. --(c) The Living God Geoffrey O'Hara HENRY O. PRICE 11 Love's Olil Sweet Song Molloy > HORAL CLUB MRS. B H. BRYAN. Director MISS HELEN HALE. Accompani.-t $100,000 DAMAGE SUIT STARTED (iv.im I'.t. \l. Defendants. Injunction Also South! Against Interference With Contracts. World: An injunction retraining W. F. Gwin, A. R. Rule, A. A. Prince. I). H. White. J. A. Warman, P. R. Parks, the North American Fruit Ex change of the Pacific Coast and the North American Fruit Exchange from soliciting the units of the Skookum Packer.- Association to can cel their contracts with the North western Fruit Exchange, was asked for in a .-uit filed today in the Che lan County superior court by the Northwestern Fruit Exchange. Dam age.- In the sum of $100,000 is also asked for in the complaint, which are alleged to have been sustained by the plaintiff. The filing of the suit followed upon the action of the Peshastin Fruit Growers Association which voted Tuesday night to sign up its tonnage with thi North American Fruit Ex change of the Pacifls Coast. The complaint covers 12 closely typewritten page.- and recites the en tire history of the break between the Northwestern Fruit Exchange, repre senting the Crutchfleld interests and the North American Fruit Exchange of the Pacific Coast composed of W. F. Gwin. A. R. Rule, A. A. Price, D. H. White. P. R. Parks and others. PLAIN NOTES. Mrs. Karl Ault left Monday for Se attle to visit relative? for a few days. Mr. Everett Dallison went to Wen atchee Wedsesday for a truck load of seed oats for himself and neighbors, Mr. derrick and Mr. Blake, well diggers from Wenatchee, are here working on Mr. Rupel's well this vi eek. Frank E;. Knapp of the Chewawa I.anil Co.. was here this week setting lined up to commence work on the new road. The Sunday School is going to give ■an Easter program at the School , house Sunday. Miss Marie Pobst am! Claude Ru pel, who are attending high school at Wenatchee, were home last week and ] spent their Easter vacation with their parents. Jack Burgess spent the week end j at Lake Wenatchee with Mrs. Bur ess. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. R. Zanol, a widow, to A. V. Huff. i 7-1 Keefers Add. to Wen. M. .1. Chandler et ux '.o .1. M. Doty ft ux. Lot 26 Kinscherf.- Add. to Leavenworth. |1. FOREST PROTECTION WEEK APRIL \*-21. 1*22. By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation: WHEREAS, the protection and perpetuation of our forests are vital :to our continued industrial welfare ' and national strength and to our in dividual health, comfort and prosper . ity, and WHEREAS, a period of fifty year.* has passed since in April eighteen hundred seventy-two there was insti tuted in the state of Nebraska ob servance of a day especially set apart and consecrated for tree planting and : known a> Arbor day, and WHEREAS, both through wide spread annual celebration of Arbor day and through the increasing ob servance of Forest Protection Week I public attention has been commend ! ably directed to the value of trees, the i unnecessary waste of our diminishing : forestf through preventable fires, the deplorable effects of forest devasta j tion and the need for reniedial meas ures against depletion of an essen | tial natural resource, THEREFORE, I. Warren G. Hard inu. President of the United States. I do urge upon the governors of the various states to designate and set ! apart the week of April 16-22, nine | teen hundred and twenty-two, as Forest Protection Week and the last day of that week. April twenty-two, as the golden anniversary of Arbor i day, and to request officers of public instruction of counties, cities and towns of civic and commercial or ganizations to unite in thought and action for the preservation of our common heritage by planning such educational and instructive exercises as shall bring before the people the disastrous effects of the present waste by forest fires and the need of individual and collective effort to conserve the forests and increase our tree growth for ornament and us*?. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United tSates of America 11 be affixed. Done in the District of Columbia, this Silt day of March, in the year of cur Lord One Thousand Nine Hun dred and Twenty-Two and of the In dependence of the United States of America the One Hundred and Forry- Sixth. WARREN G. HARDING. By the President: Charles E. Hughes. Secretary of State. CHORAL CLUB CONCERT. The Choral Club Concert Wednes day evening, April 19, promises to be a real treat to all music lovers, with Mr. Price as the main feature. It ia an opoprtunity that no one should mis?. Mr. Price's singing was the outstanding feature of the Wayfarer Week, when thousands of people of the Pacific Northwest were deliebtel with his singing. We are indeed for tunate in securing- him. Mrs. Bryan says the Club was organized for the purpose of fostering a greater inter est in music and become a civic or | ganization. and this concert is to be given for the benefit of the city de serves the patronage of every citizen I in Leavenworth. The Choral Club consists of the fol lowing members: Gentlemen — Messrs. Putnam. Hathaway. Johnson. Franklin. Nick els. Kuch, Horey. Holloway. Day. Newdahl. Wonder, Hauber. Rearick. Holmes. Armstrong. Hoxsey Wolden hfrg. Weber. Ladies — Mrs. Hairier. Miss Greene Mrs. Franklin. Mrs. Hylton, Mr*. 81a ■ in. Mrs. Hanover. Mrs. Gritzmacher. Mn. Hitchcock, Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Eckhardt. Mrs. William-. Mi.-s Con rad. Mrs. Sharp. Mrs. Pawson, Mrs. Beattiger. Mrs. Bunch. Miss Hend ricks. M:fs Tyler. Mrs. Putnam. Mrs. Van de Grift. Mrs. Samp.-on. Mrs. Hoff, Miss Fitzpatrick. Mrs. B. H. Bryan, Director. Miss Helen Hale. Accompanist. ST. PAUL'S EVANG. I.ITHKRAN IHIIUH. Sunday School at 10 a. m. Lesson. "The Wise Men from the East." Services at 10:45, with Sacram. n of the Lord's Supper. The congregation meets for it quarterly meeting immediately af*er the Sunday morninp service. Every- I body he present. WM. LUECKEL. Pastor. \NM AL EASTER DANCE. ■ annual Easter dunce will be even by the G. I. A. to the B. of L. E. at the Firemen's hall next Monday eveningl. April 17. This i> the , eleventh annual dance ami a splendid time is anticipated. The McTlanie! or chestra will furnish the music. $2.50 PER YEAR APROPOS THE FIRE SIREN Argument in Support of I'roMding lire Alarm and Giving th* 1 Bo>> a Chance to Get on the Job.. The following copy is furnished the Echo in support of the effort now lie in^ made to raise money with which to pay for the siren: To the Citizens of Leavenworth: Shall we have an up-to-date fire department or not ? We have a fin .-iren hen and it U not paid for. City funds arc not avail able to pay for it. Po you know. Mr. Avenge Citi zen, what a loss of one, five of ten minutes means on a had fire? It means on the average of one to two hundred dollars per minute total loss. The only way we have of turning in a fire alarm is through the central telephone office. Suppose central is busy or your phone is out of order. Or suppose some of the firemen have no phones at their bed? and a fire breaks out at nisrht. Who turns in the alarm or awakens the firemen ? Usually no one. Leavemvorth has been very fortu nate the past year. One small fire will pay for this si ren. So let's fret busy, raise the mon ey and pay for it—not with a fire. but a- Mrs. B. H. Bryan is putting on a Community concert for this purpose let's do all we can in its support. Then the fire department has plan? for a home talent play and a dance or two. but unless we have help from outside the department, it cannot be done. Fire protection is one of the first thing? that a city should look to. Our chemical truck should be ready soon and will be a help in many cases. For instance, if the water should be Phut off. or if there is a email fire it can be put out with a minimum loss. There are a few people in our city who do not want a siren. Of course there are people like that in every city, but they ought not be allowed to stand in the way of this improvement. Persons burninp trash on alleys or lots will be required after May first to pet a permit from the fire chief or some other member of the fire de partment. GEORGE HOXSEY HAS PARTY. A very enjoyable party was given for Geo. Hoxsey at his home last Monday evening, the occasion being in celebration of the anniversary of his birth. We understand that the birthday cake was adorned in such a manner as to indicate that he has rounded out his majority, but his exact age was not reported to us. Cards were played and first prizes were awarded to Miss Bertha Myer and Mr. Jackson. Second prize? went to Miss Lucy Watts and Mr. Tom Richards. A delicious two-course luncheon was served. Those present were: Genevieve Fitzpatrick, Edith Maxwell, Katherine Harding, Eleanore Elliott, Merle Greene, Winifred Barr. Bertha Myer, Mary Elizabeth Conrad, Norma Wansbrough, Frances Taylor, Lucy Watts, George Hoxsey, William Leibold, Gus Harding, Merritt Newdall, Harold Woldenberg 1, Harry Woldenberg, Norman Nelson, C. A. Laws, Tommy Mullen, Tommy Richards, Lloyd Lake, Mr. Jackson, William Wunder, Leonard Wunder. W. J. Moon went to Seattle >• -- terday on No. 1. Mr. and Mrs. D. V. White visited U'enatchee yesterday. G. B. Woodruff returned on No. 1 yesterday from a trip down the line. Some of those out to the tourist • campsite Tuesday did not (ret their own tools when ready to go home and ■ it i* suggested that those who made ' , mistake* or who had to take what I was left, bring the tools to the Echo - office to be exchanged for those be | longing to them.