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Third Annual Columbia River Valley Grape Carnival, Kennewick, September 25-6-7. "Everybody Helps"
The Kennewick Courier 0 VOL. XII NO. 25 HOLDEN SPECIAL HERE OCTOBER 3 Famous Farm Expert and Staff Will Lecture on Alfalfa to Farmers Throughout Valley From 11:15 a. m.and remaining over night, Thursday, October 3, the Holden alfalfa special train will be in Kennewick. From the moment the five-car special on the O-W. R. & N. shuts of steam until the throttle is opened again, Prof. Perry G. Holden, the famous agricultural scientist of lowa, and his corps of a dozen expert assistants, will be busy talking to the farmers of this vicinity about alfalfa and its numerous benefits. Bepresentatives of the O-W. R. & N. company are now visiting every one of the forty-two places on that railroad where the Holden special will make stops in eastern Washing ton and eastern Oregon. On the arrival of the train here Professor Holden and his party will be taken in automobiles to Hover, Finley, Richland, through the High lands and to farm homes where they will lecture on alfalfa and other farming topics, and where they will endeavor to help the farmers in solving problems presented. Members of the Holden party, all of whom are recognized agricul tural scientists, are: Professor P. G. Holden, W. R. Baughman, J. E. Waggoner, R. W. Lamson, Chas. W. Farr, George Alford, J. E. Buck, George E.Stay ner, C. H. Allen, Chas. M. Carroll, J. H. Haney and Harry Nagersen. At least five experts from the Wash ington State College will accompany the Holden party. Those selected to make the trip are President E. A. Bryan, Professor George Severance, head of the agricultural department; Ira D. director of the ex periment station; A. B. Nystrom, head of the department of dairying and E. F. Gaines, instructor in agronomy and assistant plant path ologist. The Inland Empire campaign of Professor Holden will take the party to 140 railroad points in a region 200 miles square. The campaign will extend 3,200 miles over five railroad systems. Over 500 alfalfa lectures will be given to the farmers in town and country within a period of 40 days from starting. Charles M. Carroll, manager in charge of Holden's arrangements, states that the Inland Empire cam paign will be the most comprehen sive ever undertaken by the famous agriculturist. "Its extent will be greater than all the 19 campaigns conducted by Professor Holden this year," states Mr. Carroll. RICHLAND WINS AT SPOKANE Some of the finest displays which were exhibited at the Richland Val ley Festival last week were taken to Spokane this week and put in com petition at the Interstate Fair. A message received by B. F. Knapp p yesterday from F. J. O'Brien, who is looking after the exhibit, states that Richland was awarded a $50 cash prize on general display, first 'prize on general plate display, first on cantaloupes, Rose of Peru and Thompson's Seedless grapes and sec ond on Tokays, Jonathan apples and grape juice. Our sister community's success in the state-wide competition at Spo kane indicates that she is going to be a very strong contender at the Grape Carnival next week and will make the other Columbia River Val ley communities "go some" to keep her from taking a major share of prizes and trophies. **** H-1> • L *.;! ill*" PROGRAM FOR OPEN RIVER MEET V7aterways Association to Convene Here Thursday and Friday— Public Invited The following is a tentative pro gram of the convention of the Col umbia and Snake River Waterways Association to be held at Kennewick Sept. 25-26-27. Thursday. Sept. 25 2 p. m. —Meeting of officers and directors. 3 p. m. —Delegates and members will be invited to have a look at Grape Carnival exhibits. social session —Public invited 8 p. m. —Greetings from the city of Kennewick, Mayor E. L. Kolb; Greetings of Kennewick Commercial Club, Pres. L. E. Johnson; Address of welcome, Scott Z. Henderson; Response by Rev. E. A. Munger of Pasco, R. C. Beach, Lewiston, Ida., and other visiting members. Informal get-acquainted period. Cigars and grapes. Friday, Sept. 26 9 a. m. —The association, its ac complishments, Prof. W. D. Lyman, Walla Walla. 10 a. m. —"Committee of the Ports of the Columbia and its Work," Alfred Kinney, M.D. Chair man, Astoria, Ore. Discussion, led by Capt. W. P. Gray, Pasco. 11 a. m. —"Seaport, the Great need of the Columbia Basin," J. N. Teal, Portland, Ore. Discussion, led by H. M. Dryer, Umatilla. 2 p. m. —Address by J.W. Bryan, M. C., Spokane. 2:30 p. m. —"The Rate a Tax on Industry," Judge B. S. Grosscup, Tacoma. N 3 p. m. —"Canalization of the Snake River," John Lewis, Oregon State Engineer, Salem. 3:30 p. m. —"The Value of Pub licity in Development Work," Tom Richardson, Oregon. 4 p. m. —"The Upper Columbia," V. W. Barringer. Discussion, led by Capt. McDermott, Marcus. sp. m. —"Status of the Celilo Canal," Captain S. V. Winslow of U. S. Steamer Umatilla. 8 p. m. —"Traffic and Commerce of Columbia River Basin;" Illus trated lecture by Secretary Wallace R. Struble, Lewiston. All sessions in the Commercial Club rooms, Hover block. The pub lic specially and cordially invited. SUNDAY SCHOOL INSTITUTE The Sunday school workers of the Yakima and Columbia valleys will meet in the Congregational church at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, Sept 25, for a council meeting. The session will close at four o'clock and at six o'clock luncheon will be served in the basement of the church followed by discussions of Sunday school problems. Promptly at 7 o,clock the main service will open. Dr. Phipps, of Portland, will deliver a lecture on the world's Sunday school at Zur ich, Switzerland. Music will be furnished by a junior choir of over fifty voices directed by Miss Shier. The institute will close at 8:30 so all can go to the Carnival. METHODISTS WIN Nearly 12,000 votes were cast in the church popularity contest which closed Tuesday night at Sherk & Co's. The Methodists won first prize with 4771 votes, the Congre gationalists were second with 3514 and the Baptists took third money with a score of 1721. Six percent of the store's gross sales for ten days was divided among the winners and the amounts received by each will be a welcome addition to the treas uries of those societies. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1913 THE GREAT NORTHERN CUP To be given for the best general display of farm products at the Carnival next week. * BUILD CONCRETE BRIDGE ON WASHINGTON STREET Work to be Done this Fall —J. Sercombe is New Councilman —Assess- ment Rolls Confirmed At Tuesday night's meeting the council passed favorably upon the resolution calling for a reinforced concrete bridge across the canal at Washington street. Plans were sub mitted by the city engineer who was requested to submit an estimate of the cost at an early date. The work will be begun as soon as the water is out of the ditch. J. Sercombe was chosen as coun cilman from the first ward to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of I. L. Fisher. In the matter of the rehearings on assessment rolls for improve ment districts Nos. 10 and 12, the rolls were confirmed. Only one ob jector appeared, S. Z. Henderson, who differed with the clerk as to the interpretation of the laws cov ering the computation of assess ments, and his objection was not allowed. A letter from Mayor A. J. Splawn, of North Yakima was read, inviting the city of Kennewick to co-operate with the other cities of the Columbia and Yakima valleys in securing the services of Harry E. Wilson as chief council, to have charge of the case for the cities in the hearing before the state com missioners of public service ihis fall. At that time the property of the Pacific Power & Light company will be appraised and the rates regulated according to the valuation shown. The council deferred action until a later date. A permit was granted to L. W. Brown for the erection of a stairway leading from the street to to the basement of the Koontz Hotel build ing. Marvin Carnahan, who left last week to take up a course in electrical en gineering at the University of Wash ington, evidently has lost no time in re porting for football practice. A group picture of the 'varsity squad, printed in Tuesday's P.—l. shows "Carny" grin and all, in the front row. The squad numbers forty-six men, including seven of last year's championship line up. AMUSEMENT FEATURES ARE NOT NEGLECTED Manager Crawford Announces Engage ment of High Class Vaudeville for Carnival In point of amusement features this year's Carnival promises to be far and above those of previous years, and the young folks (and old ones, too) will not find many dull moments, day or night, after the ascension and coronation of the Queen, which will take place on Thursday evening. As a mark of courtesy to the Yak ima and Columbia Valleys Sunday school institute which will be in session here on Thursday, there will be no program enacted between the hours of 6 and 8:30 o'clock on Thursday night. Immediately after that hour the Queen's parade will form and proceed to the Carnival tent where the impressive corona tion ceremony will be performed. Manager Crawford has kept the wires hot during the past few days and announces the engagement of some of the really high class attrac tions that are now playing the city vaudeville circuits. Among these are: Trevitt's Troup of Military Dogs which will delight the "kiddies" and no doubt prove interesting to "grown-ups" as well. They are guaranteed by the booking agent to be the best act of their kind on the American stage. Hamburg and Gallan, comedy hoop rollers and devilstick manipu lators, Biff and DeArmo, Comedy Singing Acrobats and Frank Derrill, the "Crazy Sailor" who will intro duce the 20th century comedy novelty acrobatic act. Then there is John Tyacke, the famous frontier days performer who will thrill the crowds with his daring riding and fancy roping. He guar antees to ride any "bad horse" that may be brought in. There will be band concerts every afternoon and every evening, danc ing ditto, parades each evening and many other features which will keep the interest of the crowds up to con cert pitch all the time. DOCTORS HAVE BIG JOB AHEAD More Than One Hundred Infants Will be Examined in Better Babies Contest More than one hundred entries are expected in the Better Babies contest to be held in connection with the Carnival next week. Dr. Spaulding, chairman of the contest committee, informs us that about seventy-five "kiddies" already have been entered and many more are coming. Fifteen entries were re ceived in one day recently and the list now includes one baby from Sunnyside and one from Pasco. The examinations will be held in the parlors of the Hotel State on Thursday and Friday afternoons, from two to five. The score cards will be audited on Saturday morn ing and the prizes awarded either Saturday afternoon or evening. It is planned to have all the contest ants on the platform at the big tent Saturday evening when Dr. White of Pasco will deliver a lecture on "Better Babies," explaining how and why the awards were made. The examinations will be con ducted by Dr. Spaulding, assist 3d by Drs. White and Delepine. A re ception committee of ladies will be on hand to help care for the babies and a corps of nurses will assist the physicians. A sanitary drinking cup will be provided for each baby and sanitary clothes bags will be used, giving assurance against con tagion of any kind. Dr. Spaulding is taking great in terest in the contest and it is largely due to his good work that the great success of the baby show is already assured. ELECTION DAHGETOHI6HT The grand closing dance of the Queen campaign takes place tonight and at 12 o'clock the final count will be made which will decide up on whose head the crown will be placed Thursday night of next week when the Carnival will be officially opened with the coronation of the Queen. Contrary to rumors which have been circulated, the Queen commit tee wish emphatically to state that there will be no "ragging" allowed at this dance. A big crowd of nice people is assured and nobody need stay away for fear that anything objectionable will creep into the evening's fun. A charge of 10 cents will be made for each dance and as the hall will be crowded those com ing as spectators will be required to purchase tickets at 25 cents each. PUT LID ON BOXING There will be no boxing contest in Kennewick during the Grape Carnival, so decreed the city council last Tuesday night by their approval of'tbe resolution submitted by H. W. Deegranges. The police officials were requested to enforce to the let ter the state law governing ring con tests. Harry Jewell was to have boxed ten rounds with Len Powers of Pasco or Sammy Good of Tacoma next, Friday night. On account of the council's action the bout will be put on at Pasco. It is probable that Good will meet Jewell, as Powers is said to have suffered a broken jaw in his fight with Good last Tues day night. The referee called the bout a draw, although Good had a big lead on the lighter boy in nearly every round, flooring him for the count of nine in the third. Powers' exhibition of gameness was the only excuse for the draw decision. WHOLE NUMBER 597 BIG TENT GOES UP TOMORROW Carnival Will be Complete When Gate Opens Thursday Morn ing—Special Days Named The last few days previous to the opening of the Third Annual Colum bia River Valley Grape Carnival will be busy ones at Carnival headquart ers. The big tent is due to arrive from Seattle today or tomorrow and a force of men have been engaged to erect it immediately upon its arrival. The "big top" will go up on the Third street location, between Yak ima and Tacoma streets, that site on having been definitely decided upon at a meeting of the committee last Friday night. A copy of the premium list waa mailed to every voter in the county the first of the week and indications are that the exhibit space in the big tent will be all taken by the time the gate opens to the public next Thursday morning at eight o'clock. The management will spare no effort to have everything in read iness at that hour and will enforce the rule that all exhibits must be at the Carnival grounds Wednesday afternoon and in place by eight o'clock the next morning. A liberal space has been set aside for the Richland exhibit and it is said that the showing from that community will be one of the fea tures of the Carnival. A big dele gation will come down from that town on Friday accompanied by the Richland band. The entries for the boys' and girls' contests for the prizes offered last spring promises a good exhibit from the school children again. There were about eighty who signified their intention last spring of trying for the prizes offered and forty or more from that number have con tinued their efforts throughout the summer. This year there will -be dresses and other sewing, and pies and cakes, bread and canned fruit from the girls who have taken domestic science in the schools. The manual training department will also be represented with exhibits of drawings and constructed articles by the boys. Fifty feet has been allotted to this exhibit in the Car nival tent and it is probable that every inch of the space will betaken. Friday has been set aside as Rich land and Up-River Day, and Satur day will be Pasco or Down-River Day while Thursday will be Every body's Day. The price of admission has been set at 25 cents for adults and fifteen cents for children between the ages of six and fifteen years. The ad mission fee will be the same night and day. Season tickets, good for admission at any time, have been issued at the moderate price of $1.00 for adults and 60 cents for children. These tickets are now on sale at the Columbia Pharmacy and at the Vib ber-Gifford store. HOTEL IN NEW HANDS Grant A. Stewart and T.J. Wright have leased the Koontz Hotel and will assume the management on Monday morning. The name of the house will be changed to the Hotel State. Mr. Stewart will be in active management, as Mr. Wright will re iain his position as city clerk and engineer. A thorough renovation of the en tire house is now under way and an improved dining room service is promised. Mr. Stewart will un doubtedly make a popular host, and under the new management the Hotel State should become a well patronized hostelry.