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VOLUME 21—NO. 17.
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.
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
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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
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
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
Be sure to hear Mr. Price in the
Chora! Club concert. April 10.
1 Soldiers' Chorus (From Faust i Gounod
2 Recitative and Aria from The Messiah G. F. Handel
"Comfort Ye" and "Every Valley" as sung at every perform
ance of the Wayfarer
3 (a) Stars are Brightly Shining Emil Brinte
(b) Absent .. . Metcalf
4 Shoogyshoo Paul An.
.") (a) Bells of St. Man's Emmett Adams
(b) Pack Up Your Trouble! Felix Powell
fi (a) Yalli y of Laughter Saunderson
lb) Go Not Happy Days .. Carl Bush
7 Violin Sole Selected
i Wake Mill Lindy (I>uik\ Serenade) Waldo Warner
I' Sing. Smi'e. Slunbl f Gounod
10 (a) Murmuring Zephyr
(b) Tumble Down Shack in Athlone A Sander.
--(c) The Living God Geoffrey O'Hara
11 Love's Olil Sweet Song Molloy
MRS. B H. BRYAN. Director
MISS HELEN HALE. Accompani.-t
(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
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.
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
Jack Burgess spent the week end
j at Lake Wenatchee with Mrs. Bur
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.
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*?.
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-
By the President:
Charles E. Hughes.
Secretary of State.
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.
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.
■ 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
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
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
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
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.

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