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Third Annual Columbia River Valley Grape Carnival, Kennewick, September 25-6-7. "Everybody Helps"
The Kennewick Courier VOL. XII NO. 23 WHO HAS MOST PERFECT BABY? Youngsters Dont Have to Be Handsome to Win Prize at Grape Carnival The Better Babies Contest which is to be held in connection with the Grape Carnival is creating so much interest among parents of the rising generation in Benton county that the affair without a doubt will be one of the big features of the Car nival week. The local management j g working in conjunction with the Better Babies committee of the State Fair and the Better Babies bureau of the Woman's Home Companion. The local contest will be held as a preliminary to the State Fair event at North Yakima, where the win ning babies may be entered in the Nation Better Babies Contest, which is becoming so popular and instruc tive all over the land. Word has been received from the Woman's Home Companion bureau that they will be glad to donate a beautiful broDze medal to the high est scoring baby in the Carnival con test. They will also give certificates of award to the most perfect babies at the several ages as well as fur nish little booklets of interest and value to the mothers whose children are exhibited. It should be understood and re membered that this is in no way a beauty show; instead it is what the name implies —Better Babies —and affords an exceptional opportunity for having the little fellow carefully and critically examined for every point of perfection, as well as de fects, by physicians who are now spending considerable time and energy in preparing themselves for the expert examinations which they will conduct. Every mother should take advantage of htis exceptional opportunity, for aside from the nu merous premiums that will be offered, the free examination will well repay the effort; in fact, the premiums offered are of inconse quental value in comparison with the great and valuable knowledge that will be gained, which will en able each parent to speedily correct many of the hitherto unknown de fects of the little one which the score card will reveal. <r\ Entry cards may be secured by application to the manager. Some of the weights and measure ments by which awards will be made in the Better Babies contest are as follows: STANDARD Six months old —W eight 17 pounds; height, 27 inches; circum ference of head, chest and abdomen, 17J inches; lateral diameter of chest, 5 inches; diameter of chest front and back, 4§ inches; length of arm and leg, 10 inches. Weights and measurements for other ages are graduated with the following increase in the order above mentioned. Nine months old —19 pounds, 28, IS, 5, 4h, 11 inches. One year old —20 pounds, 29, ISi, sand4f, 12andl2j inches. Sixteen months old —23 pounds, 30, ISi, bh, 12h and 13j inches. Twenty months old —24 pounds, 31, 18L 19i, 19>4, 6 and 5, Hand 15 incbes. Two years old —25 pounds, 32, 19, 20, 19J, 6 and 5, 11& and 15i inches. Twenty eight months o 1 d —2 < pounds, 33i, 19, 20, 19£, 6 and 5, 14£, and 15f inchts. Thirty-two months old —2 9 pounds, 35, 19£, 20i, l'-'i, bi and 5J ilf ai d lrf incbes. I iiTee \ea rs old —32 pounds, 3t>£ (Continued on Page Eight) ALL READY FOR THE FALL TERM School Opens Monday—Six New Teachers This Year —Aver- age Enrollment Expected With what is reported to be an unusually efficient teaching corps and with buildings and equipment in spic-and-span shape, the fall term will open next Monday. Owing to the fact that many pupils will be employed for a week or two longer in harvesting the fruit crop, the opening enrollment will not be as large as later when approximately i 600 will be enrolled. Of these, more than 100 will be in the high school. Superintendent M. S. Lewis be gins, this fall, his sixth year of work for District N®. 17, and H. E.Groom starts on his fifth year as principal and teacher of science and math ematics. Other teachers who are returning to continue their work in the high school are: Miss Louise S. Bragdon, English; Miss Mary L. Nelson, Latin and German; William Meikle, Agriculture; E. E. Romig, Manual Training; Miss E. Marjorie Shier, Music and Drawing. In the grades the teachers who have been re-appointed are: Miss Pearl Cunningham, principal; Miss Elizabeth Wortman, Bth; Miss Ger trude Stowers, 7th; Miss Kate Wil liams, sth; Miss Mayme Jorgenson, 1 A; Miss Bridget Mimbach, 1 B; Miss Lelia Tilley, 5 A and 6 B. Teachers who are beginning their first year's work here are: Miss Dorothy Collyer, Domestic Science; Miss Grace E. Brown, grade 2 A; Miss Clara M. Berg, grade 3 B; Miss Olga Fylpa, grade 2 B; Miss Marie Gorman, grade 4 B; Miss Henrietta Loba, 7 B; Miss Collyer is a graduate of the Washington State College and has had two years' experience teaching domestic science in that institution and as student assistant in the chemistry department. Miss Brown, Miss Berg and Miss Loba all are graduates of Ellensburg State Normal. Miss Fylpa is a graduate of Superior State Normal in Wisconsin and Miss Gorman is a graduate of the Bellingham State Normal. All have had two or three years' teaching experience. Plans for the year's work will be little changed from the schedule fol lowed last term. In the high school two years of agriculture will be taught as well as two years of do mestic science and manual training work. English History, a subject not given last year on account of the crowded schedule, will be taught by Mr. Lewis. The eighth A and B and the sev enth A and B grades will report to the high school on Monday morn ing, as will also the fifth A and sixth A grades, the last named grades having been moved to the high school building this year to give them the advantage of the manual training and domestic science work. Grades in tbe high school building will be under the following teachers: 5 A and 6A, Miss Tilley; 7 B, Miss Loba; Bth grade boys, Miss Stowers; Bth grade girls, Miss Wortman. PupiiS in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth B and sixth B grades will report to the following teachers in tbe Washington building:' 1 B, Miss Mimbach; 1 A, Miss .Jorgen son; 2 B, Miss Fylpa; *2 A, Miss Krown; 3 B, Miss Berg; 4 B, Miss Gorman; 5 B, Miss Williams; 6 B, Miss Cunningham, principal. EIGHTH GRADE EXAMS For the benefit of those who misled the recent state examina tions, an eighm gra<le examination will ■*; given ai the high echuol building, lvennewiek, Monday morning, Set»t. Bth. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1913 FIRE TAKES TWO MORE FRAME BUILDINGS McCoy Blacksmith Shop and Kennewick Restaurant on Front Street De stroyed Monday Morning The C. G. McCoy blacksmith shop and the Kennewick Restaurant, on Front street, near Yakima, burned to the ground at an early hour Mon day It is not known how the fire started, but it is reported that the first blaze seemed to be on the exterior of the east side of the blacksmith shop or on the west side of the restaurant which was closely adjoining. The fire was discovered by Harry Diley, a blacksmith, who roomed in the small building at the rear of the shop. The fire was well under head way before the firemen could get a stream on it, and, fanned by a brisk breeze, made short work of the frame buildings. McCoy's second hand store on the corner, caught fire on the roof, but was little damaged. The roof of the brick building ad joining the restaurant on the east occupied by the Kentucky Bar was considerably damaged by the heat. None of the contents of either building were saved. A camp wagon belonging to McCoy, which was drawn up near the blacksmith shop and filled with second-hand goods was destroyed, as was the clothing and personal effects be longing to Mr. Diley, in the rear. The restaurant building was owned by G. J. Henneberry and was insured for $1,000 with $iooon the fixtures. The restaurant had been re-opened lately by Harry Sines, who came here from North Yakima. The blacksmith shop was owned by A. B. French, of Laurel, Montana. Building and contents were covered by about $500 insurance. The tools and stock belonged to Mr. McCoy who figures he is $300 loser by the fire. M'DONALD WILL MOVE STORE The E S. McDonald Paint Co. will move on Sept. 15th from the present location east of the post office to the Scott building on Yak ima street. Mr McD inald will el large his stock considerably when he geta into his new location ai d is in Portland this week buying addi tions to his lines of paints, glass and art goods. VACATION WORRIES. LITTLE BOY DROWNED IN COLUMBIA AT HOVER Bruce Dimick Swept Beyond Depth While Setting Fishline —Body Not Recovered Willis Bruce Dimick, the eleven year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Dimick of Hover, was drowned in the Columbia River Sunday noon and up to this time his body has not been recovered. The little boy was returning from Sunday school in company with some other children and went to the river to look at a fishline which he had set. He had removed his clothing and waded out to set the line farther out in the stream when an undercurrent swept him off his feet and beyond his depth. Some of the other children ran for help but the boy could not swim and was never seen again. Mrs. Dimick was returning from Vancouver, B. C., at the time of the accident where she had been visit ing her daughter, Mrs. Robert Rob inson. She was to have stopped at Prosser to attend teachers' insti tute this week, but was intercepted by a tellegram at Ellensburg and arrived home Tuesday. The fatality comes as a sad blow to the family and they have the sin cere sympathy of their many friends in the lower valley. It is desired that the newspapers throughout the down-river territory publish a report of the drowning and advise their readers to be on the lookout for the body. DANCE BIG SUCCESS Wednesday night's dance, the second in the Queen's series, was a very enjoyable affair and was even more largely attended than the one of a week previous. The third dance, which will mark the close of the Queen contest, will be given on Friday evening, the 19th, instead of Wednesday, the 17th, as has been advertised. The leaders in the Queen contest are improving each shining hour in garnering votes :ind the standing on Wednesday evening was as follows: Miss Olhrich . • . 68,780 " Fillet .... 65,280 1 ' Ck merits . . 22,520 —Bradley in Chicago New*. SUBMIT PUNS FOR CONCRETE BRID6ES Engineer Suggests Permanent Structures to Replace Present Spans Across Canal City Engineer Wright- submitted drawings to the council this week, tor two re-inforced concrete bridges to span the canal at Washington street and Second street. The en gineer reported that the present wooden bridge at Washington street has just about outlived its term of usefulness and safety and that the footbridge at that point is positively unsafe and should be closed before the school children begin to use it next Monday. The wagon bridge at Second street, whilfe an unsightly affair and in need of a new floor, probably would be safe to travel over for a number of years more. The resi dents in the Olmsted addition, how ever, have petitioned for a footbridge and the engineer suggested that it might be cheaper in the long run to put the concrete bridges in at this time, rather than to try patching up the old wagon bridges and build ing new wooden footbridges. A majority of the council seemed to agree in this opinion and the mayor appointed Anderson, Hunt ington and Haydon a committee to investigate the matter and report at the next regular meeting. PROCLAMATION Whereas, our sister city of Rich land holds its annual Fall Festival on the 10th and 11th of Septem her, and have extended to the citizens of this city and vicinity a cordial invitation to be present and help them celebrate a season of bountiful crops, and Whereas, many of our merchants have expressed their desire to close their places of business ou that day and attend the Festival, Now therefore, It is hereby re quested that all places of business ia the City of Kennewick c'ose at noon on the 11th of September for the l a anee ot said day, and thai ail citizens consider said day as a holiday and attend the Festival and entertaintueu' which the people ot Richland have piovided. Ernest L. Kolb, Mayor. WHOLE NUMBER 595 RAILROAD MEN GOME TO TOWN N. P. Immigration Agents Shown Our Valley by Kennewick and Richland Business Men D. J. Bricker, General Immigra tion Agent of the Northern Pacific Railway, accompanied by a party of eight traveling immigration agents of that company, entour of the Northwest, were in Kennewick and Richland for several hours last Fri day evening. They arrived in a special car on No. 4 and were met at the station by four automobiles, two of which were Kennewick machines and two from Richland. Starting at once the visitors were driven to Richland where they were shown quite thoroughly over the surrounding country. The party returned via the Highlands, every auto loaded down with peaches, melons, pears and grapes furnished by the ranch ers along the way. After dinner at the Hotel Ken newick the party went to the Com mercial Club rooms where an infor mal talk-fest was held. In accord ance with Mr. Bricker'B request, nothing formal had been arranged in the way of banqueting or speech making. Many of the business men were there to meet the visitors and all enjoyed the feast of iced melons which were served during the even ing. The railroad "boys" seemed to be having the time of their lives and all agreed that they never had felt better, despite the long hours they had been putting in and the vast quantities of fruit they had been eating since striking the Yakima Valley. The 35-mile auto trip at this stop made a total of 150 miles traveled by auto that day, and ac cording to one of the party they had averaged at least 100 miles by auto every day since reaching Washing ton state, in addition to the train mileage. Of course they all had a lot of nice things to say about the valley and the keynote of many of their remarks was "more publicity." Mr. Bricker and Traveling Passen ger Agent Conry of Spokane, who was with the party, each had good suggestions to make concerning the matter of more and better adver tising of our resources throughout the east, and some of their ideas will very likely be taken up and carried out by the Commercial Club in the future. COLE-TWEEDT WIN DOUBLES In the tennis tournament at the grounds of the local club Dr. B. L. Cole and G. E. Tweedt defeated L. E. Johnson and Dr. Crosby in the doubles finals last evening. The winners took the match in straight sets, two sets being played Tuesday evening and the deciding one last evening. The finals in the singles are yet to be played off by Dr. Cole and Geo. D. Peters, to decide which is to own the racquet put up by Kjos nees. This match will be played at nine o'clock next Sunday morn ing. HOLMES IN NEW STORE Holmes Cash Store is now nicely settled in its new location in the Hover Block, most of the stock having been moved on Monday and Tuesday. Mr. H<>l men aims to make his new store a model one in his line, particular care being taken along lines of strict cleanliness, and all perishable stock, such as fruits, vegetables and baked goods will be screened or kept under glass. A feature of the establishment which should p'ove popular with rural pat ons will be the rest room for ladies which will be fitted up in the rear portion of the store.