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II Issued Thursdays by'l‘he Kennewtck Printing C0.,1nc.. 217 Kennewtck Avenue, Kennewlck. Washingmn .
II The Com-tea, at. March 27. 1902 The Reporter, est. January 24. 1908 Consolidated April 1,1914
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k muted as Second Class matter, April 2. 1914 gt P. O. at Kennewlck. Wash, under act of March 3. 1879
The announcement of the Admin
istration’s great rearmament pro
gram has finally given credence to
rumors that have been making the
rounds for many weeks. At the
same time, it has given a consid
erable fillip to basic industry.
In the words of an Associated
Press dispatch, “The broad plans
now being worked out in conference
between business executives and
government officials . . . were de
signed to become the dominating
factor in the recovery picture.
“The huge scope of the program,
they (the businessmen involved)
added, was not yet fully realized by
the country as a whole.”
Complete information on the
pending program is not yet avail
able, and probably will not be for
some time to come. But. accord
ing to forecasts, it will cause the
spending of at least in
the next fifteen months. The Pres
ident contemplates adding $1,000,-
000,000 to the next budget to take
care of part of it. The balance will
consinst of private spending. plus
some nonbudgeted federal loans to
‘ It is stated that .hte rearmament
program will cover every phase of
our national defense. Material addi
tions will be made to the navy. The
peace-time strength of the army
will also be. increased. Coast de
fenses which are now largely obso
lete will be revamped with modern
weapons and devices. And, if the
generals and admirals have their
way, we will proceed to build the
world’s greatest air force. .The mili
tary staffs believe that our best de
fense aggalnst aggression is the
creation of a military machine sec
ond to none in the world. And that.
for a country as large as. this, with
borders on the two great oceans,
means a navy of unprecedented
sine, speed and power, buttressed by
thousands of fighting airplanes
which will be constantly replaced
as they become obsolew—and the
life of such a. plane is very short
So much for the defense phase of
the program. From the economic
standpoint, it implies an almost
revolutionary change in the Admin
istration's general recovery plan. In
the past. the government has plac
ed principal emphasis on aiding, in
various ways. the consumer's goods
industries. The heavy goods indus
tries, partly as a consequence of
this, have been the slowest to re
spond to favorable trends—and the
quickest to react to unfavorable
trends. The rearmament program
will throw a tremendous volume of
business to the heavy industries—
oement, steel, copper, lumber, etc.
And of equal importance, to quote
the A. P. again, "A fundamental
goal will be the removal from WPA
payrolls to gainful private employ
ment of a major portion of the un
employed by the end of the period
—in 1940.”
This vast program now being‘
planned by the President and hfs
aides, in company with unnamed
big business leaders, will of course
have to be approved by congress be
fore it can become effective. But
there seems to be little chance of
any sup-up there. Senators and
Representatives, appalled and dis
mayed by the spectacle of chaotic,
terror-ridden Europe, are eager to
do anything possible to make this
nation immune to attack either
from Europe or from South Ameri
ca, where nazi influence is steadily
gaining—notably in Brazil. largest
and richest oi the South American
Britain’s new “understanding"
with neat Germany is in danger of
heme disrupted by a problem that
hasn't been much publicized as yet
larger extent in the future.
My Mom Don’t
' Have a Care ‘
Since We
Installed Our
You. too, will be enthus
iastic about the Bendix
Home Laundry, success
~ or to the mining ma.-
chine you. too. will
marvel at its magic.
Phone 2011
That problem is Germany’s usur
pation of trade areas that England
used to regard as almost her exclu
sive province. The Reich is as ag
gressive in its commercial policy as
inOits bold diplomatic and military
As one commentator puts it, “Ger
many has made no bones about her
intentions of dominating the Bal
kans . . . The Germans say they in
:tend to dominate from the Baltic
‘sea to the Black sea. Worse than
that, from the British standpoint.
ithey are making serious inroads into
British markets in India, South Af
lrica and Australia.”
That has already resulted in a loss
of untold thousands of pounds in
foreign trade to the Empire. It
seems inevitable that it will result
in much more serious losses in the
future. Such countries as Turkey,
Greece, Rumania and Jugoslovia
used to buy the great majority of
their foreign purchases from Brit
ain Today they are buying more
and more, from Germany. One rea
son is that in some cases Hitler
offers extremely favorable terms.
And even more potent reason, some
say, is that he also gives them to
understand that if they don’t pa
tronize him they are liavle to vio
lent invasion
} Anglo-German trade rivalry, in
the view of most experts, was one
of the main causes of the last world
war. Both nations atempted to
camouflage that fact, and attribut
ed the war to various opposed causes
—but the statistics tell the story.
And it is not impossible that Anglo-
German trade rivalry could start
the next world war. -_
’ Who in Kennewick hasn’t had a
miserable toothache that has been
lcured by walking into a dentist's
office and merely looking around?
Yln talking to a friend who felt tests
and serum shots might help to re
lieve a hay fever condition, when
she found out the cost her sneezing
stopped! Which reminds us of the
‘man who was suffering from un
controllable hie-coughs for five
‘days. He went to a hospital where
ithe doctor lead him to an emergency
room with its operating table. scis
‘sors. clamps and so on. One glance
[was enough. The sufferer stopped
hiccoughing. And any person in our
town who ever looked over a like
situation will believe this a .very
plausible reason.
‘ Due to advertising in a new falll
campaign to make the nation morel
conscious of air-conditioning, we
are, as readers, going to read more
about this system of modern heat-w
ing. Modern living asks for mod-_(
ern heating and this seems to be
the newest contribution in this ,field.‘
‘The principle of air-conditioning
gives the consumer purer air and
‘more even temperature. With your
automatic furnaces, your stokers,
your thermostates, heating is made
much simpler and less of a task for
any fireman. There are many who
think life is being made too easy for
our own good and that we are be
coming to dependent on mechani
cal devices. They may be right,
but how naturally we seek the au
tomatic way out. It would be a bit
difficult to give up the things we
own that make our lives more com
fortable. To return to. the more
primitive manner would not get
many votes in.
While Kennewick folks are in
the throes of the hunting season it
is necessary and timely to caution
the fathers who shoot the guns to
take care in leaving weapons lying
around where a playful child might
{reach them. Remove shells and
ammunition from the reach of a
{child wanting to stage an act a:
Kennewick, Wash.
“cops and robbers.” Last year four
children were injured trying to
drive a bullet with a hammer. This
is only one of a great many acci
dents which occur in homes dur
ing this season. This is only one
instance where a father was careless
—there are many others. Weapons
are all right in their place, but they
should be kept in their place. A
youngster who delights in playing
Indian and cowboy would find keen
pleasure in a real gun and ammu
nition. Guard against a tragedy in
your home. ’
‘ If the graduated income tax
amendment should carry next
month. all the lawmaking groups—
‘members of the legislature and
‘those who like to play with initia
‘tive machinery—will hale it as a
mandate to levy new taxes irres
lpective and even in definance of
Gov. Martin’s declaration that they
are neither wanted nor needed. Both
legislative schemes have been tried
hereta‘iore, the legislature never
succeeding in doing much more than
drafting plans for a cumbersome
new political machine and the in
itiative drafters bogging down un—
der a load of special exemptions
and offsets. The courts were even
tually compelled to point out that
neither plan was constitutional, but
not before experts had an oppor
tunity to appraise the results from
a practicable viewpoint and. find
that the state’s profit would not
have been worth the cost of collec
iposed graduated income tax that
‘the plan ought to be tried out, even
lii! its only result is to make those
in the lower income brackets “tax
conscious.” Somebody must think
the taxpayers’ chorus needs a heavy
bass reinforcement.
Out of the talk about the income
tax amendment to be voted upon
next month these facts seem to
stand out undisputed: No recognis
ed tax authority in this. state has
ever claimed a greater income from
an income tax than one-third of
the amount now produced by the
sales tax: the amendment makes no
allocation whatever to any pension,
welfare, educational or other fund.
leaving legislative bodies to spend
the dream dollars wherever, when
ever they choose ; any considerable
‘revenue will not result from squees
‘ring more out of the malefactors of
‘great wealth—a species now almost
extinct—but can only come from
ispreading the base to include wage
‘earners and producers of the small
lest incomes. -
We‘re anything but favorable to
the idea of a human getting in line
with a load of buckshot, whether in.
a watermelon patch or out in the
field with a lot of thoughtless, care
less hunters within range. In the
editorial printed in this. paper last
week we implied that fact. The
“hard" attitude on the part of the
farmers against the hunters is
largely brought on by the hunters
themselves. In bases like that
quoted by 8. G. Foraker on the
Highlands, telling of three persons
:who were peppered with shot by
icarelesst hunters the phrase “so
Belair’s Bakeshop Boasts of
Why eat a loaf baked yesterday?
And baked in some town miles away?
We bake it while you’re sleeping. _
Why razz the bride about the bread
Your mOthér baked, and to you fed?
Why keep the poor thing weeping? .
There’s grocery stores on every hand.
They sell our bread, they think it grand.
They keep their counters heaping.
Our Better Bread is fresh as dew,
When they deliver it to you.
We bake it while you’re sleeping.
Our Better Bread is best, by half.
We spare no trouble, time or cash
To make our best loaf better.
If some one’s mother, thinks that she '
Can bake a better loaf than we,
Just let her try—yes, let.her!
‘ Mrs. Ross Meskiman
called sportsmen” doesn't come
amiss—and. as he says, a farmer
whose cows, chickens and other
stock come in line with the care
less shooters' guns feel as though
the local printer should put on ex
tra shifts if necessary to put out
more No Hunting signs. As we said,
more tolerance should be exhibited
The governor’s oft repeated state
ment that “Washington needs no
more taxes" is one thing to which
all the state’s taxpayers respond
with a reverent “Amen.” They be
lieve the governor is sincere and
they know that being sincere he
can prevent more taxes by the sim
ple method of a “veto.” Admitting
that there will be a number of ir
responsible appropriators in the
next legislature, they will not be
able to muster the two-thirds ma
jority -of the House and Senate
necessary to override the governor’s
Veto of a tax or an appropriation
It must be clear to the average
voter that an income tax can't help
him personally nor can it help the
business which produces his em
ployment. The constitutional
amendment to permit an income tax
would be immediately followed by a
new tax and would not eliminate
any present tax. We would con
tinue to have the sales, property. oc
cupational and other taxes to which
this burden would be added. What
the people of Washington Want is
less tax. Permission to have an in
come tax should not be given until
we are sure that such a tax would
replace some present imposition.
Don't give up your Constitutional
guarantee against this type of tax
exaction. . -
A “Thirty Dollars Every Thurs
day” Initiative to the Legislature
has been filed at Olympia. Don't be
lulled into inactivity by the silliness
of the proposal. If the promoters
secure sufficient signatures and the
legislature fails to pass the measure
it automatically goes before the peo
ple in 1940. We will then have a
one now disturbing the people of
California. This measure will have
many sponsors among the self
styled “progressive" leaders who are
always looking for something to
lead. Theywmbeoutmto
get signatures and éollecting money
from the old people of the state no
matter how ridiculous their pro
gram may appear to the ones who
pay the hill. '
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members advising them of the dis
tribution of the surplus for the sea
!son at 1920.
| Mrs. M.A.Maupin had returned
lngrelatives. -
C. c. Williams was building a
modern home among the poplars
The“super varsity"eievencom
'posed mostlyofhlshschoolhoya
had been practicing for a game
withPaseounder themchlngot
The Business and mm
women‘s club were to initiate seven
teen new-member: at their next
Mrs. Wm. Morain was slightly in
jured when she stepped out of an
automobile while it was moving and
was thrown to the pavement.
The central Grocery company
had received delivery of $162,500 in
food stuffs and merchandise dur
ing the year in carioad lots.
Kennewick's quota of $l7O for
national Red Cross contributions
relief fund for the Florida-Porto
Rico disaster victims «had been
Not only artesian water. but gas.
had been struck in the Columbia
River Puget Sound Natural Gas
company’s Gold Creek well. The
well was located 18 miles from
White Bluffs.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Ross had re
ceived news of the marriage of
Richland‘s only Red Cross nurse.
Miss Bertie Ross. to Wm. F. Willets
of Oakland. California.
There had been such a rush in
the apple industry at Richland
that the school bum transported
them to Kennewick for packing.
Postmaster Wm. Relton was in
Vancouver transacting business.
The Wenatchee Fruit Exchange
had purchased the apple crop of
'l'. A. Wamock, F. E. Lincoln and
H. W. Withers.
City health officer Morrison was
clamping down more than ever on
on the flu quarantine, due to the
[development of several new cases.
j The YM.C.A.; Y.W.C.A.. K. of 0..
’Weir Camp Community Service.
Jewish Welfare Board. American
‘Library association and the Salva
tion Army were the seven organi
zations doing welfare work for the
soldiers and sailors. These organi
zations were to start a United War
Work campaign soon.
Mayor Johnson and councilman
of the different districts were mak
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0 Our personnel and facilitiw.
which make possible the prompt
rescue of a stranded cat. are pre
pared to cope quickly with serious
emergencies arising from f ire,
flood, wind or other forces. Crews
of skilled men and reserves of ma-
terials are organized so that they
may be promptly mobilized at any
point in the company’s twelve dis
tricts in Oregon and Washington.
Responsible f orthiswork—and
lor maintaining constant, depend
able electric service—are the 761
men and women who comprise the
Home Pom a. Luau Comm
Many. at Your 80M.
But it’s always safest to let a
Pacific Power 6' Ligbt Co. lineman rescue bar!
In: Investigations for a new sewer
Work was progressing rapidly and
It was expected that lights and pow
plant by the North West light and
Power company within to days.
was Ruby Slaugenhaupt enter
-Itamed some girl friends lh honor
of Louise Gravenslund, who was
leaving for the state normal at El
‘ The Misses Audrey Fullerton and
hem Hoadley of the class o: 'oo o:
the K. H. 8. had owned positions.
lthe former ln King's department
{store and the latter in Lynch's.
The North Coast named had
purchased the two tracts belonging
toDuqeon Brothers and L. J. Prior
tmt east of town on Washington
street. The party of Kennewlck
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NOW you can eniey quality dentistry et
liege SAVINGS! One of the most modernly
equipped dental office: in the state giving ‘
you the ekill ct dentists and technicians
using only the best of notable.
Phono 900 Book Nook Bldg.
P.P. & L. organization. Some 'of;
these people live here . . . are you:
friends and neighbors. The efi'orb
of these men and women have
also helped make electricity cheap,
in this community.
Reduced steadily since Pacific
Power.& Light Company entered
this territory, electric rates hm
are now among the lowest in the
United States . . . so low, in fact,
that (he cost of doing all yoult
housework the modern electric
way is just a few cents a d8!-
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Thursday. October 27. a”
boy: working for the N I
2:" Spokane were ”tum 3:
been work on
(own. ' hm" ”*0
I The Amen brothers hm
Inew 01 horses within one as"
gthe possibility of four more mu:
{due to some disease.
Glen Puderbaugh was mm
from the second to the than :2
.Rose Bemth had enrolled in "I
:dxth mde.
l Duffy 6: White had just cm
Ted the Dreamland dance pm
which had been rebuilt into Ml
Iwith u large stage in one end. '11:.
’his hall had been leased ‘9‘.“
loompany for two weeks.
“whet to: mum“
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on (Rum
ed high up s trso or
pole, srouses universe!
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son can do solely for
tho distressed shims].
ever, some kindly per
son thinks to all Pul
psnysnd ssk oursssis
tsnoe. Rescuing csts or
other pets is s humus
service ourflnemenen
clsd to do, and they
hsve leaned to svold
mtchlns by amino
n cross-sun for and,
on his shoulder end
clung there clsw-dssn
onlookers and peda
lsrly our linemen we
was complete.

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