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Friday, December 26, 1952 In The Heart of the Columbia Basin Ten Cents I ,, i Bureau Housing Rents in Basin Vol 6--No. 52 m Jolly old St. Nicholas Hood his ground %Vednesday after- noon in the face of o,er- :whelmir~g odds, in the form of some '200 children, all eager to l:iell the old gent what they ]:~ranted when he visited that eveni~l:g. T~andirtg out gifts and candy , o the kiddies as fast as possi- 'ble in the cold raw air, was Santa himself assisted by John and Barto Para. Everything ,from color books to toy trains came from the huge pack sack. There were so many toys that old Santa con- veyed them o the community tree via pick-up ruek. Apparent- ly, according to observers, who Were "in the know" this was because his reindeer were rest- ing up for Wednesday night. ff~he eham'ber of commerce sponsored the giving of the gifts at the tree and assistance was given by the Jr. Chamber Of commerce, gifts and candy arrangements were made by the Ladies Aid, Pollyannas :and the American Legion Auxiliary. The Camp Fire girls had the task of packaging all of the candy which was given away. Recovering From Fall Four Local Airmen In C-124 Plane Crash Four Othello Air Force base men were aboard the giant C1~4 Globemaster airplane which crashed at the Larson AFTI last Saturday mornin with 1,16 a- board. The huge plane was loaded with hitch-hiking servicemen, 'bound for a Christmas at home with their families. On a routine training flight to Kelly field Texas, the plane crashed just otf the end o~ the runway at the base, killing 86 Airmen. This mishap was the record number ever killed in single crash since the history of aviation. The four men's names, who lost their lives in the accident have not yet been released, a- waiting the notification of their next of kin. BRIDGE CLUB PARTY The Thursday a f t e r n o o n bridge club entertained their husbanas Saturdav ewnin~ with a potluck turkey dinner at the home of Mrs. 1:tor Mc- Leod. Mrs. MeLeo2 and Mrs. Glenn Warner ~vere hostesses. Bridge and pinochle were played. Mr. Hal .Lyons woe hi,h for the men in brkIge and Mr, Charles Davidson in pinochle. Mrs. Charles Davidson was To be Raised Actions Cause Ray Clark, 'an electrictian employed by the Picatti electric of Yakima is recovering in the Moses Lake Hospital from a broken ,back which he received last week. by climtbing spikes and safety belt working on a splice in a pair of wires. Intent on trim- vning insulation trom the wir- Those attending were Mr. and the heavy leather climbing belt . Mrs. Clarence Godon, Mr. and in one quick easy motion, drop- ping him to the ground. if-Its condition is reported as satisfactory according to word Ireceived from the Moses Lake hospital where he is interned. News from Here & There Mrs. John 'Hertenstein en- tered the hospital in Moses Lake last week for treatment. The Roy Staffords returned Saturday after two weeks in Portland and on the coast. Mr. and Mrs. Paul ,Brown and MLr. and Mrs. Homer Reno were Bureau of ~Reclamation em- ployees in the Colum'bia River Arrest 0f Man District, who are living in gov- ernment housin~g, received no- tices today that e[fective Janu- ary 18 their ren~will be raised. This Comes as a result of Con- gressional action and instruc- tions issued to all government agencies by the Bureau of the Budget. Counting dormitory rooms. trailers, transa-houses, quarters at the loner Air Base in Ephrata quonset huts and ditchrider houses, there are approximately 1500 housing units from Coulee Dam to Pasco and Burbank. A board composed of members of the Columbia River District staff was appointed some t'.trne ago ,by the district manager to make a study of.the government- owned housing, based upon com- parable private facilities. The findings of this board went to the Regional office in Boise and were accepted .without change: Floodlights Installed Atop School Building A bettery of flood-lights have been installed on the Othello school building as a' means of protection foi~ the grounds and the school buses. William Cornelus Stevens, 38 year old dishwasher was arrest- ed here Tuesday by Deputy Sheriff Mark Leighton and tak- en to the Adams county jail in Ritzville for investigation and observation. Sevents hitch-hiked from Hoppers corners to Warden with Bc~b Vietzke and Everett Corr. Upon leaving Warden he de- manded to be let from Vietzke's vehicle. He then thumbed an- another lift from a ear following them. Shortly after arriving in Oth- ello the pair noticed Stevens walking down the middle of the main street trying to hitch a ride into town. The hitch-hikers actions ar- roused their curiosity enough enough that they began watch- ing his actions. Carr passed the ,Stevens, upon seeing them, re- versed directions and headed out of town. Carr passed him and drove out to the east of O~- ello for a distance of about a This measure has been ,taken mile and waRed to see what the high for the ladies in bridge and following the breaking and on- big 6 foot 6 inch fellow was go- ing to do. Again the man swung about and started ~or town but still thumbing out-going cars. By the time he had reached the Bates hotel I)eputy Leigton was waiting for him, having been summond ,by Vietzke while, the game of squares with the city Mrs. G. W. Kliphardt in pinoch- tering of several schools in "the le. the area, Othello included, in this part of the state. Some weeks ago the Othello school was entered but no money was found to 'be take~ while in Walla Walla over $500 was stolen from one school. Mrs. G. W. Kliphardt, Mr. and ~Irs. Frank Doerin~. Mr. ~nd Mrs. Matt ~[enedy, Mr. and Mrs. ~Eldon 'Ennis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. BT H. Kauffman, ,Mr qnd %' Hal Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ste- men, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hal- lead, Mr. and Mrs. McLeod and Dr, and Mrs. Warner. The lights will tburn from . limit line was taking place. darkness to daylight every eve- The manner in which Stevens nin to make it more difficult for kept avoiding the two caused trespassers, thdm to call Leigton. OOLUM! ~ } ALBERTA guests of th~ Grant Venns Fri- evening. J MARKET A EA$ rO SERVlCD ,Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brown ~ ..el [ WIT. NAVU~ e~l zpen Tuesday in Spokane. Jack 'I-Iubbard has been ill for ~) ~ ~ ~reeral days this ,week. ~ : @AIFI NONTHW$'$T PIPELINE 0~P. ].The Myron Chambers were ,,, I [Ness Monday evening. -*'~" L The Jack Wilsons of Moses ~ ~,1~ , , ~ake were ,Sunday ,guests of Mr ~ I "Wl~! F " ] 1 Mrs. Johnnny Ness. ~ ..~m~ ~ , | Mr. and Mrs. Bob McCourtie ~ ~ ~ ) ~ere guests of the Grant Venns ~ ''~"~ t :.. ('-~ IMonday night. ~ ~ | 4 ~ " . I. The Herman Krupas le~t Mon- ~ ~ I t -'"-' ~A.J ) r'--" ~y to spend Christmas in Spo ...... L The Paul Browns are spend- ..... I ]k'~g Christmas in Richland with ~ ~ O R ~ O O N l --. I D A H O rlVne Paul Bonnells left today with her parents. , ~nleys are Mr. and Mrs. Gary " I l~a~es .and children and Mr. T. i~, Crayne of Klam:ath,Falls. Mr. "------'--- ...... ' ~awes is Mrs. Donley s son and GAS FOR NEW INDUSTRY--Pacific Northwest Pipeline ! r. Crayne, her father. Corporation seeks a Federal Power Commission cer~ficato to bring natural gas into the region shown on the map from {Mr. and IVn, s. Gene CrniCh ~ reserves in iheSan Juan Basin. The initial market demand ' U nd son of Seattle are spending is equivalent in energy to the Northwest's entire hydro- le holidays with her parents, electro energy consumption in 1950. Ti~ pipeline would ~e John Donleys. link the r~ion with the U. S. Network of gas pipelines. , I)on Stromme is spending New industry would be attracted an4 the hyd~*oelec~ic shortage eased, ~lr experts, because the two sources of hristmas with :his parents, the energT complement eadn other. Pacific could complete the [~rfford Strommes. From here ~ by late 1954. e will go to 1%hode Island to Indications ,are that all ci~i~, large and smalL along ~icers Candidate school, the route of the pipeline through Southern Idaho, Easter'~ ~e Glenn Warners are Oregon and Washirtgton, Northern Oregon and Wester: ~ending Christmas with her Wa~dn~o~, would have accmm to all the tl~aat ener~w they could use. Irents, the Milton Camozzys in lensburg. With the nearness of the first fitting that we reminisce over the happenings of 1952. These are a few of the highlights of the year. 'Here's hoping that T~3 proves just as su~essful for "u~o~ 1no Jan. 1.1---Area under Rent Con- trol. Feb. 1--Kiwanis Club Receives Charter. Feb. 5--Contract Bids Accepted for Block 49 Laterals. Feb. 15--Garbage Contract OK. Feb. 29--Othello l~sses Ge%ting Sugar Beet Pl~r~t. Mar. ~l---OtheUo OK's C~nad- ion Gas Proposal APril 18--~runswick Tavern Fire. April 18---Construction Starts on Emry's Market. April 2l--First and ,D rawb-tg for Area Land May 17--Skywatch Goes on ~4- hour Basis. M.ay 3 l--C~vernor La~glie SpeaAs at 2rid Land Drawing Here. June 2~--Council Revises Zon- ing Law, O~'s Building a- cross ~rom USBR Office July 3--,Soil Conserw4ion O~- rices Open Here to Help New Settlers. J~aly 3---Citizens' Committee or-i ganized to Work for New- School. July l 1--First of New ~ers" Arrive to Select'Farm Units. Aug. l---~lower Hill Addition' Approved by ~cil. Aug. 8---Bermell ~ddition is Prolmsed to Cmmeil. Aug. 15---40 ~oldiers Treated on rPrain Here for Food Poison- ing. Aug. l~---4kirmen's Club Opens a ~ase. A~g. l&-Site for New School Chosen. Aug. " 29--~First Water Nears Othello as Potholes Dam Gates ale Opened. Sept. 5----~hool Enrollment up by ~5% at Start of Year. Sept. l$--New G-r~de School Approved. Sept. 20--Othello Amateur Ro- deo Opens for Success~al 2- Day Show. Sept. 19--~enfield Hardware Opens. Sept. 26--Emry's IGA Market Opens. Sept. 26--~Tash. Good ~oads"~ Assn. OK's Cross-,St: ~e High- way Through Othello. inesses Open in Othello--Oth- ello Drug, ,Lemon's Market, Othello Auto l~arts, Othello /Plumbing & Heating, Othello Floor Covering. Oct. 9---l:*residents Club Formed O~t. 10--Crab Creek i c~ated es ~Poss~ble Game Preserve. Oct. 17--Othello F~rnitm-e Co. Opens. Oct 31--Safe Ttken rf ~'~ n ~" die's Tavern. NOV. 7--County Goe:: o:" Ik~ 2-1. Nov. 21--Christian Chu :~ Deal- "teated. Dec. 12---Area "Manhunt", tart NO Gunman Found. ~De~. 26---The news of" the ~veck seems to 'be that ever, one ~s in the holiday spirit, b ..... () 'be alive and glad that Othello is growing to be a rea~ ~:ttle city. What will 1@53 bring? All anyone can do is "V,:a: and See." We take this opportunity to say to each and every single reader-- SEASON'S GREETI NGS And HAPPY NEW YEAR the othello out!ook