Phillip J. Gregory, publisher of the Kuna Herald for 39 years, passed away at his home here Thursday afternoon a short time after he was brought home from a Nampa hospital where he had been under treatment since Tuesday. Mr. Gregory had retired in 1956. He is survived by his wife, Grace. Robinson Chapel of Meridian is in charge of arrangements.
Moss killer in New York Canal believed to be the cause of fish losses
The mystery of the dead and dying fish in Indian Creek appeared near solution this week. Just what could be done about it was another matter. Though reclamation officials last week were reported to have denied that anything, which should affect the fish, had been placed in Indian Creek, it is likely the meaning of the statement is that nothing new or unusual had been added to the water. Workers for the department say that the use of blue vitriol (copper sulfate) is standard procedure as a de-mossing agent. One employee told the Herald that he had been told by other workers for the department (The Herald did not contact anyone who claimed to have witnessed the actual treating) that on at least two occasions this year the copper sulfate had been placed in the New York Canal at its source at Diversion Dam. One treatment it is said, involved one ton of material, the other two tons. The Herald source said it was his understanding that on other occasions in previous years, as much or more sulfate had been placed in the canal to stop moss growth. Though some fish had been reported killed on previous occasions, there had never been, so far as is known, such a death rate among the fish as on this last occasion. Whether this is due to water temperature, the actual speed of dumping the material into the canal or some other factor is entirely a matter of conjuncture.
answer two calls
Kuna volunteer firemen took the rural truck out in answer to two calls this week. They made a run Tuesday to the Roger Lewis farm east of town where a ditch bank fir presumed to be out flared up and threatened farm buildings.
Soon after noon Wednesday they went to the Mora drop area to answer a call from Mrs. Joe Wheeler who discovered smoke issuing from her car. Investigation disclosed that the emergency brake had been left on and caused overheating of the brake band.
Electrical water heaters at several homes south of town have had to be repaired recently as a result of damage caused by the lightening storm that hit this area on June 1. Among those having repairs made are Gene House, John F. Davis and William Summers.
Gary Noe injured in bicycle accident
Gary Noe had the misfortune of crashing on his bicycle last week, getting pretty badly scratched and a slight concussion. He was taken to the doctor to have some stitches taken in a gash in his hand. He and his friend, Jack Hustand, were riding double on the bicycle, riding double down hill toward the Lee home when the bicycle got out of control. Jack had some scratches and bruises also.