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' W“ Program Under Fire
‘ Wu D.C.—Another bar
‘w oi telegrams is deluging Con
."- mu time on the President's
WP priming" proposal. Unlike
at 330,000 messages that ended in
m defeat of the Reorganizationf
m there is a fair sprinkling of
”aunt tavering Federal spending‘
“the “tent of $5,000,000 as an aid
u way. This week's most im
pinmt measure in Congress is the‘
”WM Naval Expansicm Bill,
ll! mer: are confident that the
I'm for three 45,000-ton battle
.» will pass. I
Japanese Alarmed
Tokyo, Japan—Japanese reverses
a omm have alarmed the army
Nth command, and a persistent ru
m in to the effect that the Em-
W is gravely concerned over the
effect of a possible political crisis if
my further set-back is suffered by
the Japanese invaders. Jap soldiers
invalided home from the front are
strictly forbidden to discuss the war
under penalty of death.
Anglo-Italian Accord
Landon, England—The European
aid- was eased by the agreement
between Great Britain and Italy,
mum; for a durable peace in the
iledlterranean and the consequent
m movement or British naval
unitstotheFarEastincase of fur
um- aggressive moves by Japan.
Chinese statemen definitely view
the Radon-Rome Pact as favoring
the cause of China’s defense against
Japanese penetration.
Pope Suffers Collapse
Vatican City. Italy—After a 5-
hour Easter ceremony, which includ
ed the canonization of three new
saints, Pope Pius XI suffered a
brief collapse, attributed to his 30,
years and the heavy Pontifical
robes which he wore amid the
springtime heat of Rome. After
the administration of restoritories,
he was removed to the Vatican for
a long rest.
The Capt of Recovery
Wsshington, D. C.-Treasury fig
ures just released paint an astound
iu picture of the depression follow
ing the Hoover administration. In
five years, the Roosevelt reconstruc
tion program has spent $29,356,938,-
W, or three billion dollars more
than 25 other Presidents spent in
127 years, including the huge out
lay for the World War. The 1938
midget of 37.781.000.000 is eleven
times what Lincoln demanded to
bring the four years of the Civil
War to a successful conclusion. It is
estimated by experts that the na
tional debt by the end of this year
Will be $40...000000000 or 18 billions
more than when the President took
office in 1930. This represents a
debt of S3OO each for every man, wo
man and child in the country. In
337: this individual debt stood at
Noted Poet’s Wife Dies
New York City - Mrs. Edwin
Markham, wife of the poet who
“filed world-wide fame through
his poem. “The Man with the Hoe,"
is dead at 78 years. Her husband still
WV”. aged 86, and the poem
that bmught his recognition was
Published 12 years after its com-
Mon and then only at his wife’s
insistence.
Snl'lng Cubs Appea-
Bear Mountain, N. Y.—The local
100 lived up to its name on Easter
Sunday, when Elsie, one of four
M bears that have been hiber
"fine In their dens, ventured out
Oi her cave proudly leading three
cubs, evidently born at the first
“811 01' Warm weather. They are
about the size of domestic cats and
too attendants have no data avail
‘ble as to their paternity.
c
Album. ”33"?!" “I'3 3‘“?!
Nanny, N. Y.—When the New
Y“ Legislature adjourned it left
928 bills in the lap of Governor Leh
man ‘0 be signed or vetoed. He had
M signed 133 before adjourn
man. With the time limit expir
ht ““3 W99li. the Governor has ve
m nearly 40 percent of the meas
um 19“ With him for approval or
death One of the bills killed would
“'9 Mained in office a group of
W Tammany office holders
6% 10135 Were eliminated under a
. new City of New York charter.
1 Coast Blind Aid Mounts
LOS Angeles, Cal.—-’l'his county,
with a DODulation of about 1.500.000
1‘“ 400 more blind persons on its
tenet rolls than the 13,000,000 of
New York State. Their support is
We $130,000 per month, the
““3"th of 11 percent of the to
“ disbursements for 36 states. ‘
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WEEK
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Kmmiuirk anurivr- Ewartvr
IYOkXEfi:
Army Engineers
Favor Building
Umatilla Dam
Districts Urging Con
gress Hurry Sanction
of Project as Relief
‘ Without further development of
the transportation facilities of the
Columbia River. the fullest benefits
from the irrigation end of the Cou
lee project will nevex‘ be achieved, it
was pointed out to those who recent
ly attended a banquet following an
open river meeting in Lewiston.
Chief factor in this development is
the construction of the Umatilla‘
Dam. This, with three others up
the Snake river, will comprise the}
opening of navigation from Lewis
ton to the sea. ,
Army engineers have made rec
ommendations to congress for the
improvement of the channels and
the building of the four new dams.
Co. Robins, announced at the meet
ing.
“Instead of expending $12,000,000
to $15,000,000 in the dredging of a
six-foot channel, it is more feasible
to contemplate the construction of
the Umatilla dam and locks.
“It is a dificult task to make it
a cold-blooded case of engineering
and to recommend the expenditure
of between $50,000,000 and $60,000.-
000 between Umatilla and Lewiston
and the engineers have been requir
ed to show a Justification for the
proposed expense. Billions are being
expended for work relief and this
project offers unlimited possibilities.
The engineers have endeavored to
show an actual saving sufficient to
pay for the cost of construction thru
the irrigation of adjoining areas,.the‘
development of power, the crea-‘
tion of additional tonnage and manyl
indirect benefits. We once had a
low-dam series dream, but that has‘
been discarded in favor of the sug
gested expenditure of $30,000,000 at
Umatilla and the four dams on the
upper river.
“The Snake and Columbia. rivers
have fascinated me ever since I be
came associated with the army en
gineers in this district because of
their constituting a wonderful trade
route to the seas. I have done what
I could to get the improvement plan
on a working basis.’ I believe that,
under the leadership of Lt. Col. Lee
the engineers will be able within a
few years to make navigation possi
ble from the Pacific to Lewiston.
To bring about these results you
people who now present a united
front, must continue to fight the
battle. If you proceed in the prop-‘
er manner with the people unitedj
ifrom Lewiston to The Dalles, never;
itake ‘no’ for an answer'and keep
on keeping on, you will wear some-‘
‘body down,” Col. Robins said.
‘ B. M. Huntington, Walla Walla, in
speaking about Col. Robins at the
meeting, credited him with pushing
navigation up the Columbia 200
miles during the past four years. He
{asserted that transportation of a
bushel of wheat from Lewiston to
tidewater now costs 18c and that
with river transportation available
this figure should be reduced to 7c
to 9c per bushel. ' '
The construction of the Umatilla
Dam will mean much to this par
ticular area, both in the increase in
the value of property and the re
duction in freight rates to the sea
board. In the opinion of many in
formed persons this project is the
most important—and at the pres
ent time—the livest possibility in the
development of the Northwest. Also,
with the imminent expenditure of
huge government sums in the form
of relief, such a permanent project
would prove an ideal time and place
for the expenditure.
Some of the towns between Ken
newick and The Dallas are making
determined efforts to have the Um
atilla Dam brought to the atten
tion of congress. Well organized
campaigns are now being conducted
for this purpose, the town of Her
miston having raised a fund and
has a. man in charge of the work.
Leavenworth’s The Name
New Haven. Conn—Yale Univer
sity has been forced to advertise
that a $420 scholarship is now open.
The prime requirement is that com
petitors must be male students with
the surname of Leavenworth, under
the terms of the donor’s bequest.
Senator Bemoans Switch
Washington, D. C. Returning
from his Democratic constituency in
Oklahoma, Senator John Lee re
grets that a Pullman porter was able
to switch him from an upper berth
to a lower in the sleeper. After he
had settled dOWn to a sound sleep
in more comfortable quarters, some
traveler lifted $lO4 from his pocket
and he had to borrow enough to buy
breakfast here.
'State Leader Meets
’Local Club Heads \
Henry Walker. state 4-H leader,
was guest speaker at the Benton
County 4-3 Council at its annual
spring meeting in Kennewick Tues
day, April 19, at the county agent's
office. '
Leaders report active interest on
the part of 441 members this spring.
Many clubs. having already com
pleted the required project work. are
now stepping out to win new laurel:
for themselves.
Benton county is planning to send
a larger club delegation to club
camp than usual. Outstanding 4-3
work and active community inter
‘est and sponsorship are probably the
‘chief reasons for the increase. A
larger mnnber of leaders are also
planning to make the trip this year.
for leaders profit as much. or more.
than the club members themselves.
says; Misa Helen Steiner, assistant
county agent.
Other matters of interest taken up
and acted upon by the group were:
the State Booster Button Sale. May
2-7; Club Camp requirements for
1938; scholarships offered; sprlng‘
4-H pep rally, to be held early in:
June before State Club Camp; and
new constitution and by-laws for}
State 4-H organization. ;
Kennewick to Get
Special Cachet
for Air Mail
National Air Week is to be ob
served all over the United States
the week of May 15-21. As Kenne
wick’s part in the program. Post
master F. H. Lincoln is arranging
for a special cachet to be used in
stamping mail posted at the lbcal
office. The cachet will carry a mes
sage extolling the community.
Mr. Lincoln has made application
to have a mail plane make a special
trip to Kennewick to pick up air
mail letters posted here on this oc
casion.
' The matter was presented to the
chamber of commerce this noon by
P. 0. Stone, who (will also explain
the movement to other local organ
izations. Following the explana
tion the matter of selecting the
wording and design for the cachet
was turned over to the advertising
committee, who- will shortly subv
mit sketches for the cancelling
stamp. .
These cachets are in great de
mand by philatelists and the com
munity will receive considerable
publicity by the stunt.
Blooded Cows‘ Bring
Good Sale Prices
A. J. Thompson of East Kenne
wick, who for several years has
managed a dairy farm held a dis
persal sale of his cattle last Thurs
day. At this sale of registered Jer
sey cattle Mr. Thompson received
an average of $93.80 per head. Fred
Harris of Pasco was the heaviest
individual buyer. Over half the
herd was sold to buyers from
Yakima county.
Mr. Thompson is going into the
sugar beet growing industry in
place of his dairying.
. His Favorite Dish! ' '
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U. S. GRANT MONUMENT
Beside the Evergreen Highway at Vancouver stands this granite monument
to Lieut. U. S. Grant, later President of the United States, who was station
ed at what is now Vancouver Barracks in 1853. Miss Ethel May Haynes,
daughter of Warrant Ofioer Arthur S. Haynes of the Seventh U. S. In
fantry, inspects the plaque which retails that Lieutenant Grant “planted
potatoes to reduce the cost of his ofioers mess.” This picture released through
cooperation of Washington State Progress Commission and IVashington
Newspaper Publisher! Association, of which this newspaper is
. a sustaining member.
Finley-Hover Ball
Team Enters Lower
Valley League
Hover-Finley has re-entered the
lower valley baseball picture by en
.terlng a team in the strong tri
county league. This, newly formed
league consists of Richland, Han
lord. White Bluffs, Benton City.
Connell, Prosser, Moxee City and
Hover-Finley.
Games will be played on the new
Hover diamond. The schedule is
arranged so that contests will. be
held at Hover on the days that the
Pas-Ken Eagles are away. This as
sures the lower valley of continuous
Sunday» baseball.
Playeus are turning out twice a
week from Pasco - Kennewick. Ho
ver and Finley and all prospects
point to an exceptional strong
team.
DeMolay Kitty Ball League 5
9
The DeMolay boys haVe decided
to sponsor the city kitty ball league
this year. The league will be com- E
posed of five teams, namely, Mair;
ers, Grocers, F'. F. A.. P. P. & 1...
and the DeMolays. Games will be
played-three nights each week for
approximately three weeks. The
schedule will be announced in next ‘
week’s paper. .
Official Paper for Benton County
City Urged to
Plan WPA Projects
for Improvement
Mr. Thomas, district supervisor
for the WPA appeared before the
chamber of commerce today to urge
the businessmen to take advantage
of the opportunities for public im
provements as offered by the na
tional administration. Under the
new public works program, federal
grants as well as loans will be avail
able to municipalities for all sorts
of improvements, and the super-‘
visors are anxious to have this dis-‘
trict inaugurate such activities.
A proposition seeking the endorse
ment of the chamber for the estab-
lishment of a radio broadcastma
station at Pasco was turned over
to a committee for consideration.
Two New Laws
I The City Council gave its new
lanti-picketing ordinance its first
and second readings Tuesday night.
as well as the ordinance permitting
,second class buildings in a restrict-i
ted fire zone. 1
, These two ordinances will be given
final passage at the next regular
meeting, both being hurried thm
asspeedilyaspossiblesoastobc
come operative before spring activ
ity gets too far along.
43 Oldsters Lose
State Assistance
Forty-truce laments of Benton
county; who have been receiving
state old age assistance. will be
dmppedfmmthemllatheflrstof
May. This Is because of the fact
thattoomanyweneput on the rollsl
at first. anticipating a larger state‘
revenue.
The decrease in anticipated funds
torthhpurpolemekaltnecennry
fortheshtetodroptmn-thounnd
names tmtheflstcuthnflme
andmkeothercutstn unendi
mtmmthetnnd.
, Those who will be dropped from
‘ will come within one of three
lclasses: those who have insurance
which may be converted. those who
own property other than the home
and those who have relations who
might contribute to their support. 1
Meal matching funds have been‘
been supplied for the blind. old age
assistance and dependent children.
and after the above listed cuts have
been made. there is prospect that
the amounts granted to those Who
still remain on the rolls may be cut
somewhat. Since the application of
the present law there is no longer
the county-operated mothers pen
sions. this function having been ab
sorbed by the federal matching
plan.
Local Cannery
to Begin Season’s
Pack Next Week
The Kennewick Cannery will be
ready to start operations on Sat
‘urday of next week. Mrs. Caroline
Klitten announced today. It is
hoped ,that by that time the offer
:ings will be sufficiently large to
Justify full time operation.
‘ “We could start immediately."
‘Mrs. Klit-ten said. “but it would be
on a part time basis and we’d ra
ther wait until enough grass is in
sight to give the workers a better
chance to get in full time. Part
time operation is not profitable
from the cannery standpoint and it
is not satisfactory for the workers.
Outlook for a satisfactory run is
fairly good. We have had no dif
ficulty in disposing of all the as
paragus the local plant can process."
Green grass markets dropped
sharplyafterthefirstdayorsoof-i
ferings. and most of the product is‘
now going to the processing plants.‘
although some quantity is still being
supplied to Northwest markets in
the iz-pound boxes. Prices are
around 75 cents. and at this figure
the cannery prices are almost equal.
Prices for the ‘cannery stock run
from five to five and a half cents,
with free collections.
Grass Golf Course
Still in Doubt
Final determination as to wheth
er or not the local mas col! course.
to be constructed under WPA grant
will be undertaken will be made
at a. special meeting in Pasco to.-
mormw night. To date. of the re
quired eighty memberships. but
sixtyhavebeeneoldwiththema-
Jerity of those being taken on thin
side of the river. 1
Labor is now available for the
project which has been approved
and the allocation of funds made.
It the remaining quota of member
ships is raised work will start on
the project next week.
MovieCunenClllb
Anyone Interested inthe omni
uation of a Movie Omen Club is
asked to be present at a. meeting
which will he held next “may
evening. April 25th at 8 o'clock in
daemon-in.
Them Week
Thereteotweelprodueuonre
meme unchanged at 84 percent.
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otmfleflomsuuwtthoutomcluor
expert verification. h reflected in
advanceemprleeeothothwheet
and comm-unawm det
uute Weshmgtonacuononpump-‘
Cunard-White Star Line reported
193? profits exceeding those of 1986.
’mostly ettflbutedwthemceees or
‘the superunerQueen Mary. Her
mister-ship. the Queen Elizabeth. 13
tobelannchedlnSeptember,end
thenewuam'etanta.repladng one
or the most. popular tune-Atlantic
liners ever opented,wmteke the
weterthuly...lmpr-oved road
bedandeqmpmentheveledtocuu
,lnrunninstimetotheWeetbyeu
railroads. The famous Broadway
endCennu'yumttedswtnnowrun
hetweenCMcegoendNewYorkm
16 home. at an “erase running
umeeotmorethnnfimuuper
hour.
Eagles Take
Opening Game
From Indians
Goldendale to Play
Locals Next Sunday
at Pasco Field
Peced by the brilliant le-strike
out pitching performance of Al O!-
taook the Wepeto Indians into camp
took the Wepeto Mes Into camp
smeybyeeconeorstos. The
league opener was well ettendcd
and clouds. which until a short
time belone the game looked threat
ening. lightened up and ideal base
ball weather prevailed.
After getting into trouble by
walking the lead-oft man. Wheeler.
Iwho took second on a wild pitch.
and third on Short Stop West's er
ror of Alvam' grounder. Gianni set
down Mounger, who flew out to left
tield. and Rochelle. who struck out.
Bates. Wapato catcher. got a
double that rattled the centertield
boards. Wheeler scored from third
and Alvarez crossed the platter
from first. Gianni then sent Dripps
back to the dugout after swinging
futilely at three pitched balls.
In the Eagle hall of the first.
Johnson flew out to centerfleld;
Ream grounded out. short to first;
Leo Glassner. batting for West. out.
second to first.
Want-o's batting second session,
was very short and mighty sweet—
exoept for Indian supporters. Ci
onni set down Backus. Fields and
Phelps on strike outs. The Eagles
again did nothing at the plate.
Smith struck out. Howton flew out
to left field and, after Monroe drew
a walk, young Gleaner grounded
out. second to first. -
Wepato up: Wheeler out 2nd to
ist: Alvarez struck out; Manager
safe on a Texas matter; Rochelle
struck out. Eules’ half of the third
Meyers up. bit on the first bell
pitched end was out. 3d to first.
Gianni. also on first ball pitched.
outshorttoist.Johnson.onaniee
single, made first. as did Reevis on
another Tens Leaner. The scoring
threet ended for the moment when
Gleaner made the last out on an
infield fly.
In the Wapato half of the 4th.
Bates struck by pitched ball, went
to first; Dripps singled 'to deep
- right field and was sate on fielder's
choice. as Po Johnson made a mat--
veious peg to third to catch Bates
going in from 2nd. having taken
second on Dripps' hit and attempt
ing to make third on the throw-in.
This throw was one of the high
lights of the game.
Backus flew out to centerfield
and Fields struck out.
Eagles halt oi the fourth found
Smith. on a sure double. collide
with the Indians' first baseman
and forced to remain at first. How
ton drew a pass. Monroe flew out on
an infield 41y to short; Gleaner
struck out. Meyers then come thru
with one at his timely two-ham
on which Smith scored and Howton
remained at third. Gianni flew
out to center field. ending the rally.
Score at the end of the iourth in
ning. Wepeto 2. Pasco-Kennewick 1.
The Indians' half of the fifth
found Buddy Phelps out. 2nd to Ist
on a nice play by Glassner. who re
placed Reevis at second. moving
Resvis to short. replacing West.
Wheeler and Alvarez both struck
out. Eules' half of fifth: Johnson
struck out and the catcher. who
draped the third strike. beet him
;to first With the bail. heavi- sinned
lover second. Gabby Glessner poled
the third Texas Leacuer of the
game back of first. Reavis drawing
up at second. Smith hit a hincie
and took second on the throw-in.
Ream scoring, Gleaner stopping
at third. newton hit to short. who
nude 3 high throw to plate end
Gleaner slid under it for mother
soon. Smith took third during the
mess. newton stole second while
Monroe was up; Monroe struck out.
swinging. Glassner out. 2nd to it.
retiring the side. Score: Eagles 8.
Indians. 2.
‘ In wmto'o half of the oth
lounge:- ctmck out. Rochelle do.
My W’s ate. Bets
W to lbort fight, M to“
second on 1 bad pitch and m
on Dflm' uncle over second. Dunn.
took eecond on the throw-In. end
wenttothh'donewlldpltch.Beck
us then struck out. Euler lull:
Meyers up. mded out. 3d to let.
Gianni struck out. Johnson drew
I. mlk and mm out. 3d to Ist.
Vlsltoa-s' hell of 7th: Whiteltt in
for young Gleaner for P-K. mm
fouled out to Meyers. catcher; pit
cher Phelps struck out; Wheeler
singled thru infield and Alvarez out
and to let. Gleaner. first men up
for Eagles. was out to first base. un
named: Smith flew out to left
field and Burton fouled out to the
catcher.
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