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The Kennewick Courier
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. XI NO. 36 FARMERS WILL MEET TOMORROW , Crop Improvement Association Will be Formally Organized t at Prosser Courthouse The permanent organization of the Benton County Crop Improve ment Association will be effected at a meeting in the Prosser courthouse tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 7th. In addition to the regularly appointed delegates who will come from all sections of the county to represent their districts, many ranchers, busi ness and professional men are ex pected to be present. Everyone interested in this great movement fnr the betterment of Benton coun ty's farm interests is urged to be there. Horticultural Inspectors DeSellem and Crossland have done splendid work during the past few weeks in the interests of the movement, both among the farmers and with the government and state departments and with the railroads. They have held meetings in many of the dis tricts of the county and report in variable success in interest aroused and members signed up. The pres ent membership is 400. Mr. DeSellem has the following to say regarding the interest being displayed by persons other than residents of Benton county: "At the coming meeting of the Benton County Crop Improvement Association next Saturday we ex pect to have Mr. Byron Hunter, district leader of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana of the Divi sion of Farm Management of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, here to advise us on how the De partment will assist this kind of an organization; we expect Professor Taylor of the State College to tell us how the State College will co operate with us; and also expect to have several of the horticultural in spectors of the state present. The Northern Pacific, the Spokane, Port land & Seattle and the Oregon- Washington Railway & Navigation companies have promised to send representatives. Mr. Crossland will give a detailed report of what he has done and learned for the benefit of the association, since the last meeting at Kennewick. We will have some nf the most prominent men of Benton County to help or ganize this association." 0-W. R, & N. TO SEND DEMONSTRATION TRAIN Several Cars of Swine and Dairy Cattle to be Shown Here by Com pany's Expert C. F. Vandewater, district freight and passenger agent for the 0-W. R. & N. Co., was in Kennewick V\ ednesday, making arrangements for the reception of hid company's dairy and swine demonstration train which will be in this city Tuesday and Wednesday, December 17 and 18. The train, which will consist of •"ight cars, will he under the direc tion of the company's expert, T. C. "Farmer" Smith as he is known all over the northwest, has w on an enviable reputation in his line and this will lie a rare opportu nity fur our people to hear bis talks on the good and bad points "f hogs a nd cows and to see the splendid specimens which he is exhibiting. On Tuesday night, the 17th, Mr. Smith will lecture at the Commer cial Club rooms and tvery farmer in the valley should try to be there and hear him. The demonstration train will he open to the free inspec tion of all ~n Wednesday. PIGTORE EXHIBIT AT HIGH SCHOOL The public schools will have a picture exhibit of the well-known Horace K. Turner Company's re productions of the world's most famous pictures, the dates being Dec. 16th to 20th. This exhibit contains 200 large pictures of ancient and modern art, chosen from all publishers the world over, and occupies 1200 square feet. The productions include the finest brown prints, carbons, engravings, etchings, photogravures and color facsimilies, exact replicas of the originals in drawing and color, so that one visiting the collection sees many of the world's most famous masterpieces as they appear in the great galleries of the world. The Boston Transcript says of the collection, "The finest collection ever gathered together in this coun try " Those who remember the collection of Copley prints brought to Kennewick several years ago will dobtless welcome the reappearance of a collection of that character this year. The object of the exhibition is a laudable one as all funds raised by the exhibit are to be used for the purchase of pictures for the differ ent school rooms. WILL ELECT OFFICERS; ENTERTAIN HIGHLANDERS Commercial Club's Next Meeting Should Have Full Attendance —Will Discuss Marketing Problem Every member of the Commercial Club should be at the meeting next Tuesday night when officers will be chosen for the coming year. Two sets of candidates have been put in nomination as follows: Ticket No. I—President,1 —President, L. E. Johnson; Ist Vice, H. W. Des granges; 2nd Vice, R. C. Mounsey; Treasurer, J.O.Skirving; Directors, M. M. Moulton, H. A. Bier and C. B. Stewart; Trustees, J. E. Tull and W. R. Weisel. Ticket No. 2 —President, Grant A. Stewart; Ist Vice, J.A. Bellows; 2nd Vice, H. R. Vibber; Treasurer, J. L. Johnson; Directors, W. J. Hoyt, J, M. Holmes and S. Z. Hen derson; Trustees, A. F. Brown and E. S. McDonald. Following the election of officers, the members of the Kennewick Highlands Improvement Club will be entertained at a smoker and the evening will be given up largely to a discussion of plans for the better ment of marketing conditions. H. P. James of North Yakima, who has done much work toward solving the marketing problem for the growers in that district, will be one of the speakers of the evening. THREE WEEKS TO Three little Santa Clauses beckon ing to you! Old age killed one and then there were two. WATCH THE HEADS DROP. Soon There Won't Be Any Left. But You Will Get Left If You Don't Do Your Christmas Shopping Right Away. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912 IT PAYS Why the Work of Educating the Fanner is Being Taken up by the Railroads and Other Great Corporations :: Written for the Courier by A. C. HART. It is surprising to note how often we come across in the news columns of our papers items concerning aid extended toward "educating" the farmer by the the railroads, great interstate business enterprises and even by commercial bodies in- our large cities. During the last week or so I have noted the following instances: The Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company, through its traffic department, has arranged to run a dairy and hog demonstration train through the Yakima and Walla Walla counties during the week be ginning Dec. 16. The proper de velopment of stock in these lines will be demonstrated by experts from the State College at Pullman and elsewhere. Stops will be made at a dozen or more points including Kennewick and a chance given to the farmers and stock raisers to gain much val uable instruction. The International Harvester Com pany has established a Service Bu reau for the aid and instruction of the farmer. Their latest acquisi tion is Professor Perry G. Holden, father and promoter of the idea of the demonstration train, whose work in lowa as the head of the exten sion department of the State College of lowa, Senator Cummings says, has increased the wealth of the state $30,000,000. Now his work instead of being limited by the bounds of a state will be nation wide, perhaps international. A farm department consisting of a force of thirty agricultural experts with headquarters at Atlanta has been established by the Southern Railroad. This force will work in connection with the U. S. Agricul tural department, the farm schools, agricultural colleges and state agri cultural departments, and bring to the farmers the expert instruction and aid he needs to make his work more intelligent and increase his product greatly in quantity and quality. It is wonderful whit a change the introduction of the dem onstration farm has already wrought in the south. The Pennsylvania Railroad has been working along the same lines for some years and recently an in terurban line out of Pittsburg has employed an agricultural advisor for the farmers along the route. Railroads in the eastern Canadian provinces have interested themselves in the education of the farmer in dairying and fruit farming. The re sult has been that they have doubled the amount of freight handled in that territory, tne cheese exports totaling nearly $100,000,000 from Ontario alone. The Chamber of Commerce of an eastern city in connection with one of the railroads is helping the farmers of its vicinity as well as the con sumers of farm produce. They em ploy as an agricultural advisor, a young man, bred and raised on a farm, a graduate of Cornell, a plain practical fellow who easily makes himself at home among the farmers and who, when they ask it, gives them sane practical advice, real farm sense. He tramps over the fields with them and in the most effectual way, by actual study of the problems on the ground, helps to solve the questions ou which his advice is asked and incidentally many other questions also. These are only a few instances of what is being done by other than governmental agencies. Messrs De- Sell em and Crossland are working on a scheme for Benton county in which it is proposed to unite all the agencies possible, viz.: the govern ment, the private corporation and the farmers themselves in bringing to the county the benefits so many others are now enjoying. Sometime I wish to speak of what Uncle Sam is doing for us now, but neither time nor space allows it this week. It is enough to say that until re cent years the government, state and national, haS been trying to help us at arm's length, through the agricultural colleges, the experi ment stations, bulletins, statistics, etc., etc. The personal touch which is the -most effective way was lack ing and so far as immediate results, visible results, were concerned, the money spentto "educate thefarmer'' seemed to be wasted. Much of it no doubt was wasted in ways we need not mention here. At any rate most of us failed to use the ad vantages we had. We went on in the old way, the way our fathers or our neighbors went,learning through the costly and many times very futile school of experience. I think that in the earlier years and even until perhaps a decade ago out of the graduates of our State Colleges of agriculture not one in ten applied the knowledge he had gained in practical work on the farm or in practical work helping the farmer. The professions or business oppor tunities won all but the few and those usually not the better sort. But the government and the schools were feeling their way toward a bet ter system, the spirit of co-opera tive helpfulness begun to penetrate even the consciousness of the former- j ly "eoulless" corporation and we 1 have fallen upon better times. Now, why are the railroads and other great commercial organiza tions lending a hand to help the farmer? Because they are philan thropic organizations and wish to expend some of their surplus in helping their struggling neighbors? No. But it is because they are com ing to see that as the farmer pros pers all other enterprizes prosper. Traffic stops when the farmer's crop fails. It increases as the farmer's crop increases; and if by being bro therly and helpful they can increase the farmer's crop 10, 20 or 30 per cent, as has been done, much the same ratio they may increase their own business, and all rejoice in the sun of the farmer's prosperity. I do not wish to be understood that the only reason for this help fulness is a purely selfish one. The spirit of brotherhood and of help fulness is abroad in the land as never before and many are uncon sciously influenced thereby. But one prominent, visible reason for putting forth the helping hand is because it pays. 0-W. LINE IS INDEPENDENT If Chief Engineer Pitman is on the inside workings of the Oregon- Washington, the Hanford valley will have two railroads during the coming year. Engineer Pitman made statements Tn North Yakima last week to the effect that his road had no intention of connecting with the Milwaukee at any .point in the valley. He said the O-W. line now projected through the valley, while as yet only in the blue print stage, will be constructed as a feeder to the system and will be independent of any other road. The line will be extended to the Wenatchee country and is to have service established in order to share in the development of the valley. However, connections were surveyed to three points of the Milwaukee. —Columbian. ! SOCIALIST LECTURER COMIN6 Miss Anna Maley, socialist lec turer and late candidate for gov ernor, will speak at the Congrega tional church on Tuesday evening, December 10, at 8 o'clock. The admission is free and everybody is invited. "Back in Ten Minutes" is the sign which the Socialist party ought to hang out. They have a talent for the everlasting comeback which wins them admiration even where it does not get them elector al majorities. With their lone con gressman genly but firmly detached from his seat and ejected from the Capitol, they are coming back with an educational campaign of stu pendous proportions. The Social ist Lyceum, managed from the National party organization, in co operation with the state and local branches, is preparing to cover the whole United States with a course of lectures involviug some sixty speakers and over six thousand meetings, of which the date men tioned above is one. SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS TO CONDUCT INSTITUTE Well Known Speakers to Address Meet ings at M. E. Church Next Tues day and Wednesday The first of a series of Sunday school institutes to be conducted in the Yakima Valley daring the next few weeks will be held at the M. E. church in this city next Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10th and 11th. The institute will be in charge of Rev. T. H. Fertig, Sunday school suberintendent for the Columbia River Conference, and will be ad dressed by some of the most able Sunday school workers in the North west. Special mention might be made of B. F. Kumler, who will speak during the Wednesday morn ing session. Mr. Kumler is super intendent of the Sunday school at North Yakima which boasts the largest membership of any school in the state. At the close of the institute on Wednesday evening, luncheon will be served in the church parlors and toasts will be responded to by the institute speakers. The program for the two days will be as follows: TUESDAY EVENING 7:30 —Opening address; Rev. H. 0. Perry, district superintendent, presiding. B:2s—Modern Sunday School vs. the Old, by Rev. T. H. Fertig, con ference Sunday school superintend ent. Social Hour. WEDNESDAY MORNING 9:00 —J. D. Bird presiding. 9:30-—Cradle Roll and Beginners' Department, by Mrs. Chas. Teach out. 9:50 —Primary Department, by Mrs. H. B. Noland. 10:30 —The Junior Department, by Miss Mary Remy. 11:10 —The Superintendent and His Work, by B. F. Kumler. Noon. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 1:30 —Chas. H. Schrieber pre siding. 2:00 —Teacher Training, by C. D. Rarey. 2:40 —The Critical Time in a Boy's Life, by M. H. Marvin. 3:15 —Organized Adult Bible Class, by T. H. Fertig. 4:00 —Question Box. Adjournment. WEDNESDAY EVENING 7:00 —C. D. Rarey presiding. 7:30 —Address, Which is Easier, to Race with Men or to Race with Horses, by M. H. Marvin. Each subject will be followed by discussion. The Kennewick institute will be followed by other meetings at Sun nyside, Toppenish and Ellensburg during the coming two weeks. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION WHOLE NUMBER 556 CITY ELECTION IS VERY QUIET No United Opposition to Citizens Ticket—About Half of Nor mal Vote is Cast Practically no opposition to the Citizens ticket developed at Tues day's election. About half the nor mal voting strength of the city took the trouble to go to the polls, and of those who voted practically all gave their endorsement to the can didates nominated at the November primary. The only case where any thing approaching a contest devel oped was in the second ward where E. O. Brown, for councilman, was given 35 votes against 91 for H. W. Desgranges, the regular nominee. Scattering votes were cast by the friends of J. A. Bellows and H. A. Howe for mayor and for E. W. Trenbath and H. D. Nicewanger for clerk, though none of these men were candidates in any sense. The result of the vote was as fol lows: S. M. Lockerby re-elected mayor. H. E. Huntingtgn elected coun c:lman at large to succeed J. J. Reed. R. H. Andersou re-elected coun cilman in the first ward. I. L. Fisher holds over. H. W. Desgranges elected coun cilman in second ward, succeeding Edw. Sheppard. C. B. Haydon holds over. J. W. Behrman elected council man in third ward, succeeding G. M. Annis. G. Garber holds over. C. L. Holcomb, attorney; J. L. Johnson, treasurer; and T. J. Wright, clerk, all re-elected. TWO CHURCHES PREPARE FOR CONSOLIDATION Presbyterian and Congregational Bodies Will Unite if Finance Plans Materialize At 3 p. m. last Sunday the mem bers and friends of the Congrega tional church met to hear and con sider the report of their committee which had been previously appointed to confer with a like committee from the Presbyterian church with the view of uniting these two churches. The committee's report consisted of a resolution from the Presbyterian church proposing to take the .Congregational name and organization with the provision that the latter provide for the present indebtedness and the new and com bined congregations finance the church in the future. The plan is that the Congrega tional church take over the Presby terian building and dispose of their present building to the Baptist church. These ideas were incorpor ated in a resolution offered by A. C. Hart and embodying the sugges tions of the committee. This reso lution, accepting the proposition of the Presbyterian church, was adopted and the final union of the two bod ies is now pending the financing of the present indebtedness. This is a movement that bodes good for the religious and moral in terests of Kennewick. All inter ested in best things for our city are eagerly watching this movement and wishing for the final consumation of the union. The attention of all Knights of Py thias is called to the importance of next Monday night's meeting. A full at tendance is urged. On Tuesday Miss Naomi Smith re ceived the sad news of the death of her father, which occured in Southern Ore gon. Accompanied by her sister, Miss Mabel Smith, of Finley, she left for Rosalia, where the funeral was held.