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Serving All of Umatilla County On the Old Oregon Trail in the World's Round-Up City VOLUME 61, NUMBER 2 PEND'LETON, OREGON 97801 THU;RSDkY, JUNE 22, 1972 $4.00 A YEAR -- 10c A COPY AIRPLANE DISPLAYS PLANNED FOR OREGON PILOTS CONVENTION Registration will start Friday afternoon for the annual meet- "rag of the Oregon Pilots Assn. with main activities set for Sat- urday in the Armory. Festivities start Friday eve- ning at the Round-Up Air Ser- vice hangar with a steak feed and dance for the pilots. Saturday, a display of experi- mental aircraft will be held all day at the large hanger of Pen- dleton Airmotive at the airport. At the armory, homebuilt air- craft, built by local airmen, will be on display from 10 to 3. Static displays of various air- craft components will be shown by manufacturers and dealers at the armory during the con- vention. FAA and aviation safe- ty personnel will be on hand also. An Indian Show will be pre- sented at noon by the Buffalo Shield Indian Assn. The Saturday night banquet, with the name of the guest speaker yet to be announced, is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and the public is invited. End of the convention will be at II Sunday after a meeting of Committee Okeys Basin Study Funds The House Public Works sub- committee reported this week that it has approved a request by Congressman Al Ullman for $40,000 to continue studies of the Umatilla River Basin pro- ject and the high Ryan darn. Ullman said it is "highly un- likely" that the House, which is expected to vote on major pub- ]ic works appropriations later this week, would cut the addi- tional funds from the bill. He said he asked for the in- crease because no funds to con- tinue the study had been includ- ed in the administration's 1973 fiscal budget. The Bureau of Reclamation completed an extensive exami- nation of the Umatilla Basin last year, concluding that devel- opment was feasible and bene- ficial. However, anticipated new interest rates will call for a re- figuring of the cost-benefit ra- tios. : Sheriff Candidate Hold Support Meet Around 50 persons turned out Tuesday evening in Pendleton to lend support, both financial and manpower, to the candidacy of Jerry Myrick of Pendleton in his bid to be placed on the No- vember ballot as a candidate for Umatilla County Sheriff. Peti- tions are circulating to get the necessary 819 people. Myrick is currently employed as a car salesman, but formerly worked 7 years for the Oregon State Police. The fall ballot will again be crowded with candidates for he sheriff position, with two and possibly three others also poss- ing petitions to appear on the ballot as independents. With the two who survived the pri- mary, Noble Wilson, Republican and Paul Jones, Democrat, the voters will have a choice of five or more to choose from, the new officers of the Oregon Pilots. The Experimental Aircraft Assn. of Oregon is cooperating with the convention. Local host is the Umatilla Chapter of the Pilots, Robert Ketrenos, presi- dent. K,, C. Dack is convention chairman. 'Save the Umatilla' Group Organized "Sav the Umatilla" is the name chosen by a group who op- pose construction of the high Ryan dam near Ryan Creek on the Umatilla Riyer. An organizational meeting was held Monday in Pendleton and Alan Much, Gibbon, was named to head the organization. The group, some who would be directly affected by the pro- posed Ryan and other dams and the various irrigation canals, believe there is other ways Io prevent flooding of the /ower Umati]la river. They suggested better stream and land control at the higher elevations of the Blue Mountains; a suggestion was to divert the water below Pendleton to storage areas. Also questioned was the high cost o irrigation water from the pro- posed basin. The group felt that the only real justification for the project would be for irrigation purposes. The area is now intensively used for various recreations during the summer and boaters already have McKay dam and the Co- lumbia river. Steelhead fishing would deteriate as all area above the dam would be lost to spawn- ing. This will be the first organiz- ed group to oppose the project which is being sponsored, in part, by the Umatilla County Economic Development Assn. No one seemed to have any ideas, at present, on what the Confederated Tribes felt about the matter and what the Indian stand would be. Interest and discussion on the project is expected to increase greatly during the next year. Forest Report Sounds Wonderful The Umatilla National Forest has issued its weekly recreation report for the six districts cover- ed under its jurisdiction in this area. With the height of the summer outdoor season ap- proaching, outdoor enthusiasts will be glad to know that all campgrounds are now open in- cluding Woodward, Jubilee Lake and Bear Canyon, all on the Wal- la Walls district. Olive Lake campground is also open and the water is now turned on. All roads are now open, how- ever some of the higher roads on the Walla Walla district have not been maintained as yet. Reports on fishing show that a release of rainbow trout on the upper Umatilla has made fishing good there. Fishing in Jubilee Lake is reported excellent, Mushrooming has been poor this season, but the early huckle- berries indicate a better than average season. BROADCASTERS CANCEL CONVENTION Another major convention which had been scheduled for Pendleton this year has been cancelled. The fall convention of the Oregon Association of Broad- casters, set for Sept 9-11, at In- dian Hills, was cancelled this week in special action by the Board of Directors. R. M. Brown, president, said the concellation was due to the threat of informational labor pickets being posted at the motel. The motel has been plagued with pickets eer con- vention has been held there for several months. Darrell Gem- mell, manager of the'motel, has repeated again that the motel has no labor dispute and that employees are satisfied with their pay and working condi- tions. In announcing the cancella- tion, Brown said several of the governmental and elected cffi- cia]s scheduled as speakers for the convention probably would not cross the picket lines and that the convention was being moved instead to the new Kah- nee-to vacation resort at Warm Springs. Concellation of Pendleton was over the objection of local chair- men, Ted A. Smith and Dave Capps who already had severaJ activities planned for the con- vention. Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: I hope the following informa- tion will be helpful to you in realizing what an awesome re- sponsibility the American Na- tional Red Cross bears whenever disaster strikes. The Governor of South Da- kota, Richard F. Kneip, issued a proclamation recognizing the American National Red Cross as the agency "to meet the imme- diate needs of individuals and families affected by the disaster,' he urged all citizens and ag- encies, both public and private, to give the Red Cross their full support and cooperation and to send any contributions they may wish to give to their local Red Cross Chapter. In a telegram to Red Cross Chairman, E. Roland Harriman, President Nixon stated: "On be- half of a grateful nation, I want to commend you and every Red Cross worker and volunteer for the manner in which you re- sponded so quickly and fully to the tragic floods in Rapid City. The Federal Government has, of course, brought its resources to bear in reacting promptly to this disaster, but an especially heavy burden has been placed on the Red Cross in giving So generously of itself. The Red Cross has exhausted its avail- able disaster funds, and for this reason I understand you are launching a nationwide cam- paign to raise five million dol- lars. This will insure that the Red Cross can continue its hu- manitarian assistance to the vic- tims of the floods as well as en- able it to act in' similar emer- gencies. I fully support this campaign and I hope every Am- erican will respond generously to this urgent appeal, just as they have in the past. As a peo- (Continued on Page 8) NEW PENDLETON CITY BUDGET -ELECTION SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY- Pendleton voters will go to the polls Wednesday, June 28, to vote for or against a revised city budget, that calls for $273,- 247 outside the 6 percent ]imi- tation. $361,123 is inside the 6 Chamber Forum Set on Budget A Forum is being sponsored Friday noon at Indian:Hills by Pehdleton. 42hamber of Com- merce. _- .Purpose of the forum is to in- form Pendleton voters about the city budget that will be voted on next Wednesday. A larger turnout is being sought to be a more representa- tive sample of the voters feelings than the 17 percent that voted, and turned down, the budget re- cently. Or the same 17 percent vote that approved the budget last year. On hand to explain the pro- posed budget will be City Man- ager Rudy Enbysk, Mayor Eddie Knopp and several other city. of- ficials. "Thoughts" on the bud_get will be offered by J. W. Forrester, Jr. Candidates Endorsed By Labor Unions The Oregon AFL-CIO, meet- ing in Seaside, announced en- dorsement for candidates run- ning for the Oregon Legislature in t'-'Ialls general election. ":e endorsement, as usual, he::vily favored Democrats, with 56 Democrats and 8 Republicans named. In this area, the union group supports Democrat Michael Thorne over Republican Graham Powell in their bid for the Sen- ate seat. They also support AI Seibel of Stanfield, a Democrat, over vet- eran Stafford Hansell of Her- ralston, a Republican, for the House. TO MEXICO CITY Leaving Friday for Mexico City and the International Lions Club conventie.n are Mr and Mrs Walter Mott, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Witherell and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wells. They will fly from Portland on a Lions chartered jet. percent limitation and will not be subject to the vote. All will be raised from property taxes, which is anticipated to be $7.92 per $1,000 true cash value. The budget committee cut the proposed budget by $64,000 off the budget that was defeated by 154 votes earlier this month. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8pan. Everyone is encouraged to vote. 2 Killed by Cars In County. Wrecks A two car head-an-colligion near Adam Monday night has claimed the life of a32 year old Adams woman, Dead on arrival at St. Anthony Hospital was Jackie Marie Taylor, Adams. She was alone, southbound on High- way 11 at mile post 12, when she apparently crossed the center line and hit a motor home be- ing driven by Frances Mac Crocker, Renton, Wash. Mrs. Crocker was hospitalized with minor injuries. The second death was Steve Paul Johnson, Milton-Freewater, who died in a Walla Walla hos- pital after being involved in a car-motorcycle accident Tues- day afternoon. The accident oc- cured at the junction of Wine- sap and Ferndale roads. A car driven by Thomas Thompson of Milton-Freewater turned left into Winsap road ,:nto the path of the Johnson motor- cycle. The youth applied the brakes and slide 121 feet before striking the rear of the car. His death brings the number of county fatalities for the year to 9. COWBOY STANDINGS Phil Lyne of George West, Texas, still leads in the all around standing with winnings for the year of $21,432 according to the Rodeo Cowboys Assn. However, Lary Mahan, Brooks, Oregon, is second with $20,325. John Dodds of Pendleton is currently in 6th place in the na- tion in standing in the bull rid- ing. ASSORTED PROBLEMS ENLIVEN REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING Although the agenda appeared short, the business at hand took nearly two hours Tuesday at the regular session of the Pendleton City Council. Don Kohler, who operates a drive in restaurant 'on SW Emi- grant, protested the manner "in which the street was being blockaded to provide for con- struction. He also questioned about the possibility of opening SW 9th between Dorion and Emigrant. City Manager Rudy Enbysk explained "the digersiofi of traf- fic was necessary for construc- tion and said that :studies nlay show a need for opening SW 9th. But, he said, it would take a good case because he was sure the Northern Pacific Raih'oad would object. The council received a peti- t.ion from a group of property owners along SW 28th asking to form a water improyement dis- trict. The council directed the staff to prepare cost estimates and set a hearing on the matter. Several recommendations were received from the Traffic Safety Commission. but only two of the four received approval. They were': a plan to make a four way stop at SW 20th and Court, with a sign providing for a free right turn without stopping for north- bound traffic. The other getting approval was for installation of pedestrian crossing signs on N. (Continued on Page 8)