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Everyone around Kennewick able
to think back to 40 years ago will
recall a battle-cry that sprung up
as a result of a tragedy whose an
niversary, is now near at hand. We
refer to the battle-cry “Remember
the Maine!" with which the nation
went to war.
These older residents have doubt
less by this time made a few com
parisons of that historic occasion
with events recently recorded in
Chinese waters in which this coun
try was. as it was in Havana har
bor 40 years ago. an innocent vic
tim. It recalls that only a spark
was needed to touch off the guns of
war amlost a half century ago, and
the battleship Maine furnished that
spark. Knowing the horror of .war
through experience. and not hear
say, these older citizens cannot help
but wonder if history is now about
to repeat itself. 'with the Orient in
stead of Cuba the scene of a flash
which will set the whole world on
Every sane man dreads war. Every
good American abhors‘it. For that
reason, and remembering as most
people do the terrible price this na
tion paid as its price in the last
one, the average American insists
that if we must again be dragged
into conflict that it be through far
more violent and far more destruct
ive sparks than those which touch
ed oif the last two in which we
were engaged. American life must,
of course, be protected at all cost.
But today. 40 years after there is
still a doubt it the Maine was act
ually destroyed by enemies of this
republic, and today, over 20 years
after the sinking of the Lusitania,
there is disagreement over whether
or not it was actually engaged in
transporting arms to the allied na'-
America enters the new year hop
ing and praying for peace. And if
war outweighs her ‘prayers. then
she wants no shadow of doubt
to exist as to war’s justification. '
Motorists who wonder what
causes the greatest number of ac
cidents might try listening to Chief
Flynn. for 30 years a traffic officer
on the Chicago police department.
He lists the causes in this order:
First, speed; second. booze; third
horns, and fourth, carelessness. It
probably will not surprise the aver
age motorist to learn that most
mishaps are the result of speed,
though many had come to believe
that booze had edged into first
place within the past year or so.
But few can realize that the hom—
held by many, experts to be an al
most unnecessary part of the car—
is responsible for so many deaths.
Flynn explains that horns confuse
both the very young and the very
old, and they rush in front of a
car instead of away from it. His
entire list is interesting and worthy
of study, and that part referring to
the horn especially. Every motor
ist should think that over.
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Nobody knows, and probably
never will, just who originated what
we know in the business world to
day as "credit." ‘lt seems to be as
old as barter and trade itself. and
there has been barter and trade
since the human race first came up
on the earth.
Credit, as old as the business
world itself, has in its more mod
ernized usage become the largest
part of business. Money we have,
of course, as a medium of exchange
yet in actual comparison with credit
money is really secondary. Today
credit is money. Every business and
profession, every individual, today
computes and “values credit on a
basis of actual dollars and cents. A
man is worth not what he may po
sess in dollars and cents, but what
he is “good for” from a credit
standpoint. If his credit is good,
he need not have a dollar in actual
cash to make a desired purchase,
but if his credit is gone, so is his
reputation and his future is meas
ured by how long his cash holds out.
Here at the turn of the year,
when the-average Kennewick man
is endeavoring to balance his ac
counts and start with a clean slate
—an old custom, but a good one—is
a fine time to keep this thing we
call “credit” in mind, and a good
time to renew your determination to
protect it and keep it good. After
all, in rain or shine, in bad times
or good, in sickness or health, credit
is your greatest asset and your best
protection. A wise man keeps his
credit good because he knows that
in an emergency his credit wil keep
Quite a few weeks remain before
old King Winter packs up his kit
and begins his return to Polar 're
gions, and quite a few things can
happen in the interval. One thing
especially that can happen, and a
thing every Kennewick man must
still guard against is death through
that greatest menace to winter mo
toring carbon monoxide gas.
Warnings against it have already
been sounded in these columns
earlier in the winter season, but it
is still so great a hazard to human
life that space can well be afforded
to it now. Pick up a daily paper
and you will realize from the fre
quency of deaths recorded the dan
ger in starting a car in a closed
garage on a cold day. This year
the toll of death from this cause
will run into the thousands, and yet
there is no occasion for it. Just
keep constantly in mind that you
are safe so long as doors and win
down of garage are open when you
start the motor in cold weather.
Otherwise your name, too, may yet
be added to this year’s casualty list.
Another trouble is too many men
are in favor of large expenses for
good roads until they start improv
‘ing the ones in front of their
As the regular session of Con
gress gets underway, the most sig-i
nificant political occurrence is the
growing cleavage in the majority!
party. No President enjoyed a
longer or more complete honey-1
moon with Congress than did Mr.‘
Roosevelt—through his entire first
term he faced almost no opposition”
and for the first year. of his sec-1
ond term the opposition was scat-‘
tered and ineffectual. His leaders
in House and Senate experienced?
little trouble in rounding up next-‘
to-unanimous support for White
House measures, and deflecting‘
Congressmen were swiftly and def
initely punished. Today a differ-‘
ent situation obtains, with a subs
stantial part of the Democratic ma-‘
jority in open revolt against Admin
istration objectives. and with a‘
larger part in quite, tacit revolt.
During latter part of the regular
session and the entire- special ses-t
sion the majority leaders worked
untiringly to heal wounds and bring}
the dissenters back into the New
Deal fold—and they failed almost
completely. This was especially no
ticeable in the Senate, where Mr.
Barkley, successor to Mr. Robinson,|
met practically as much opposition
among the members of his own
party as among the Republicans.
The open cleavage began with the
Supreme Court bill. But trouble
had been brewing before, and the
introduction of this measure gave‘
Congressmen who had been growing
restive and doubtful of Admlnls-l
tratiVe policies the opportunity they
had looked for to split with the‘
White House. The Black appoint
ment marked another major blow
to the President’s power and pros
tige. By October, as Mark Sulli
van pointed out recently, f‘it was
fair to estimate that Democrats in
Congress opposed to much of Mr.
Roosevelt's program, were at least‘
equal in number to those who sup
pored his program." Today the
latter group is probably actually in
the majority. The last important
White Mouse “must measure"—the
wage and hours bill—typifies the‘
trend. It is no secret that every
possible tactic was used in an at-‘
tempt to get this bill through. In
July, before the business recession.‘
it passed the Senate by a major-‘
ity of exactly two to one. In De
cember, a similar bill, changedl
somewhat in wording but almost]
identical in purpose, was beaten by}
the House, 216 to 198. And it was
the Democrats, not the weak R 34
publican ranks, which beat it. 1
Some recent events have made the!
split all the more dramatically clear.
It is a reasonable assumption that
the majority of the Democrats in
Congress want to help and cooper
ate with business. There is a very
strong bloc which wishes to put tax|
revigion and friendly industrial leg
islation first on the calendar. While
the President is not actively oppos
ed to this, his attitude is one of
coolness; and he apparently believes
that such legislation is of minor
importance, and should be deferred.
The anti-monopoly campaign. un
der Robert Jackson, inaugurates a
new drive against big business. Sec
,retary Ickes has made a speech:
{which amounted to a sweeping at-‘
tack on big business, and no one be-i
lieves a cabinet member would make
so vital an address without the per-l
mission' of his Chief. In other
words, the administration seems to‘
be bent on going ahead with its
program, whose cardinal point is
the radical revision of American in
dustry, and an increasing measure
of government control over business.
Many leading Democrats are largely
opposed to this, and feel that it
would very possibly force us into
another long depression, greater
centralization of government with
undermining of democratic insti
tutions. It is over this point that
the struggle for control of the Dem
ocratic party, between New Dealers
on the one hand and the conserva
tive wing on the other is now tak
ing place.
l The elections late this year will
determine the outcome—in the pri
maries in many places, New Deal
Democrats will be opposed to anti-
New Deal Democrats, in a frank
fight for 'power. In the meantime,
congress will continue to be torn by
the opposed schools of thought——
which means that there will be a
great deal more talk than action,
and that major legislation is likely
to become stalemated.
In a paper published in an Illi
nois city we note a comparative
Market report that ought .to be of
interest to every citizen of Kennefi
wick and especially those who are
capable to thinking back to what‘
they now refer to as “the good oldl
days.” In one column the paper
prints the current market quota
tions, in an opposite column the
prices that prevailed in 1878—sixty
years ago. The report shows that
in ’7B com was quoted as 18 cents
a bushel; potatoes, 15c a bushel;
cornmeal, 75¢ a hundred. But flour
was $3.25 a sack. Eggs were bring
ing 15¢ a dozen and “trying" chick
ense $1.50 a dozen. And country
school teachers were getting $25 a
month. Sixty years is a brief span
as measured by old Father Time's
yardstick. but when we compare
these pricesof sixty years ago with
the price of the same commodities
today it shows that we have come
a long way in the matter of in
creasing the cost of living in a
short space of time. And at the
present rate it would be interesting
to see another comparison, one made
sixty years from now.
' Mrs. Charles McFadden will
give a review of the book “A Hun
dred Million Guinea Pigs." '
The Hover Pinochle club met on
Monday afternoon with Mrs. Alvin
Dye as hostess. High score was
won by Mrs. Wm. Blair.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Ashby and
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cochran attend
ed the Christian church in Ken
newick Sunday and were dinner
guests at the Howard Ash home in
The River View boys' basketball
team won their game Friday eve
ning playing at White Bluffs, scor
ing thirty-six to nine.
River View first team won against
Pasco Tuesday evening on the 10-
cal floor, thirty- three to twenty
nine. The second team lost their
game fifteen to twenty. '
Tuesday the eighteenth River
View will play Kahlotus at Kahlo
tus. The game will be in the aft
Notice is hereby given, That C. C.
Dunning on the 10th day of Decem
ber, 1937, took up and now keeps at
his ranch, one mile South of Pin
ley, Wash., the following astray
horses. One brown mare with white
spot on forehead, weight 900 pounds.
about 12 years old. No visible brand.

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forehead, weight 1100 pounds.
blemish on left rear ankle. about
ten years old. No visible braniciald
estrays will be sold to the est
bidder for cash at the place kept.
as above specified. on the Saturday
the 29th day of January, 1938 at the
hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon
of said day. unless the owner there
of or his legal repmentative shall
appear prior to that time and make
out his title and pay all charges
against said estray. Date of first
publication of this notice. January
13, 1938. .
- Auditor of Benton County.
By W. G. Weber. deputy auditor.
Notice o: Délinquent Irrigation
Amen“ and Sale of Lands
Snnnyaide Valley Irrigation District
Notice is hereby given that irri
gation assessments for the year 1936
of the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation
District upon premises and lands
within said district are now delin
quent and interest on the amount
of each assessment has accrued
thereto. and said assessments in
cluding said accrued interest and
costs, are payable at the otfice of
the undersigned Treasurer of Ben
ton County. .
Inasmuch as these delinquent as
sessments stand as a lien against
the real property for which they are
assessed and unless the said assess
ments. together with said accrued
interest and costs are paid prior to
Saturday. the 22nd day of January.
1938, I will as commanded by law on
said date, at the hour of 10 o'clock
am. of said day. at front entrance
of the Court House in the City of
Proser. Washington. sell each and
all of said tracts on which said as
sessments. accrued interest and
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