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EOONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
‘T'vventy years after the war ‘to
make the world safe for democra
cy,’ " wrote Leland Stowe. a New
York Tribune foreign correspondent,
recentlv. "354000.000 out of Europe’s
550.000.000 people are living under
dictatorships in 12 European coun-‘
tries .and democracy is banished
from four-fifth of continental Eur
-090-"
Sir Philip Gibbs. the well-known
uglish novelist and journalist, has
mid: “The nations are arming again.
Idea who remember the last war
am to be preparing for the next.
Hothing was learned, nothing was
settled. by the monstrous struggle.”
For the past few weeks, since the
German-Czech border crisis was
averted, there has been quiet abroad.
But it has been an exceeding om
inous quiet. The problems that con
front Europe grow steadily worse,
not better. The armament race,
which has been going on for a year
or two, has been speeded up. And
while the governments concerned,
attempt to keep it hidden, it is ani
open secret that mobilization is un
derway by several major powers,
that almost all of the powers have|
perfected plans which make it pos-é
sible to put the countries on a warl
basis in a few hours, and that there
are more men and more munitions
at the various frontiers in Central
Europe than at any time in the past. l
The place to watch is still Czech-‘
oslovakia. It is true that Hitlerl
backed down a few weeks ago, at a 1
time when it seemed German inva-'
tion of 'the Sudetan territory was!
assured. It is not true, according
to experts in touch with affairs, that
Hitler has at all changed his views
or desires. He felt then that the
time was not ripe and that the riskl
was too great—largely. it is believ
ed. because he has not been given
satisfactory assurances that Italy
will fight with him if a general war
war breaks out, in spite of the Rune
Berlin axis. Mussolini is apparent-
Iy still pursuing a fence-sitting pol
icy. He wants to back a winner.‘
That fact alone may be all that 133
holding the Reich in check. 1
A few days ago a significant
change appeared in the attitude of
the German press toward the
Caechs. This press is 100 percent
government controlled—the prin
cipal papersinsome‘casesare own
ed by high government officials,
such as Propaganda Minister Paul
Goebbels. For about a month the
German papers said little about
Onchoslovakia, and what little they
said was relatively conciliatory. Now
they have opened a new campaign
against Czechoslovakia—bitter edi
torials designed to inflame the Ger
man people are all the product of
(me idea: that Der Vaterland’s pa
tience is becoming exhausted, and
that either the Czech government
must acced to demands which would
virgally make it a ward of Ger
many, or be brought to terms by
military force. It is a certainty that
these editorials are government-in
spired, and-they indicate that Hit
ler is again considering invasion.
England still holds the key to the
situation. It is English conciliation
with Germany and Italy that has
encouraged the dictators, and made
them more than usually bold. Both
Hitler and Mussolini frankly hope
that it will be possible to disrupt
the ancient Franco-British Alliance
-—which would isolate France, leave
her with no nearby friend -in Eur
ope, surround her with dictator
ahips (if. as seems certain now, the
fascists win in Spain) and greatly
reduce her power and her influence.
The Chamberlain government is ap
parently in great fear of taking any
step that migh provoke the Rome-
Berlin axis to retaliation, as the un
precedented spectacle of her pass
ing over with mild protests the fas
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Big 311°st Day and Night ,pig.‘
Colorful Indian Show Daily *(=
In Duncan. Squaw Races. Belay lace. " “'1”
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Old Timers Reunion—Shady Picnic Spots 1W 5
Gigantic fireworks Night of the 4th %/
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PIONEER DAYS :3?“
JULY 2-3-4 v ,
c'st attacks on British merchant
ships running to ports in Loyalist
Spain shows.
There seems to be a strong and
growing popular undercurrent
against Chamberlain in the Isles.
Eden recently made the most ag
gressive speech since he left office.
in opposition to the government’s
policy. The by-elections. as this
column has pointed out before. have
have been running againSt Cham
berlain. The opposition has grown
more vocal, and seems to have gain
ed supporters in the Commons as
well as among the people. There
fore, there is always the chance of
a shift in the British government
that would unseat hCamberlain, and
place in power someone like Eden
or Churchill who favor cooperation
with the democracies against the
dictators. That, many authorities
think now. presents the one hope
for restraining Hitler, and for sav
ing Czechoslovakia and perhaps
even France.
PENCILS AND CHECKS
It is difficult to believe that there
isn’t one level-headed, responsible
citizen around Kennewick who
would think of handing his pocket
book to a stranger and letting him
walk away with it, but that there
are a number of these same respon
sible citizens who actually trust an
unknown to draw all of their money
out of the bank and think nothing
of it! It is true that this very thing
occurs several times daily, almost
every day in the year, not only here
but in practically every community
in which banks do business and
checks are written.
Despite the fact that bankers
have for years cautioned their de
positors not to issue checks written
with a lead pencil the practice still
prevails to a larger extent than the
average citizen would imagine. That
more people are not victimized and
robbed of their hard-earned dol
lars as a result or it is probably due
wholly to the good luck and kind
ness of late. Certainly it is not due
to the good judgment or careful
business methods of those who have
not learned the danger that lurks
back of the pencil-written check.
Check-raising has long been a
rfine art in thiscountry,somuch so
_that science and invention have
been called upon, with the result of
the production of so-called “safety
paper," check-writing and perfor
ating machines. Even these inven
tions have failed to discourage the
check-raiser. He continues to claim
his millions in profits every year.
If such modern inventions make the
check drawn in pen and ink no
longer proof against the skilled
check worker, think what an easy
mark he will find the man who
writes a check that requires only
a penny pencil and eraser to alter
at will, and with little if any dan
ger of detection until it has passed
through the bank, and then the
damage has been done. Don’t trust
your bank account to a stranger
into whose hands your pencil writ
ten check may fall. Write it in pen
and ink or let it go unwritten!
A FARM WOMAN’S WOES
The arrival of the warm season,
summer with its sunshine, flowers
and vacations of carefree days, may.
mean a lot to some people, but to
the average farm wife around Ken
newick it only means a lot of addi
tional woe that no other season of
the year brings her.
The farm wife can’t reckon her
time in so many straight hours of
labor, With Saturday afternoons and
Sundays off. Nor can she, and here
is where her greatest woe comes in.
_even count on Sunday as a day of
irest with her family. a day of peace
fand quietude about the house. with
‘maybe a few hours to read and a
few hours to spend in social conver
sation with neighbors from nearby
farms who come in for a litle while
along in the afternoon. No. So far
as the farm woman is concerned
all of that is “out." Pas most rur
al residence nowadays on a Sunday
and you’ll quickly see why. Lolllng
about in the yard and playing all
over the barnyard you'll see from a
half-dozen to a score or more men,
women and children. and the two or
three—often a half-doaen—autos
parked in the driveway, noisy evi
dence as to why “the good old sum
mer time" isn‘t so goor for the farm
wife who is the victim of "city
cousins" who have spent a big part
of the'week figuring out where they
could drive to on Sunday for a
chicken dinner. Maybe she hasn’t
laid eyes on them during the fall
and winter months. But Just as
soon as summer approaches she
knows her so-called day of rest.
and often a big part of her Satur
day in addition, is going to be spent
in a red-hot kitchen cooking up a
big dinner for a lot of people whose
friendship always seems to take on
a warmer glow as chicken dinner
days draw on. ‘
While they’re moving heaven and
earth at Washington to do some
thing for the one who is too much
employed—they ought to try to
find some sort of relief for the farm
woman whose woes begin when the
“city cousins” start their season of
‘chicken dinner chasing. ‘
TRY HIS WAY
They‘ve called in experts and‘
brain-trusters from far and near in
their efforts to solve the nation'si
puzzling, nerve-wrecking problems;
of finance, industry, trade and em-1
ployment. But seemingly every
time a solution to one problem ap
pears another of equal importance
and just as vexing breaks out in a
new spot. “They’re tried every
body else's plan” writes the editor of
TaGeorgiaweeklypaperinaser
[ions-minded way, “now why don’t
they turn to the old-fashioned
'methods of those who up to a few
|generations ago turned when all
vise failed—why don’t they try God’s
plan oi working out some of their
|problems?"
To the average Kennewick citizen
this may not be accepted as a work
able Solution. But 10]: at the fate of
Rome, and scores of other nations
when they Junked His plan and went
pretty much as we are running it
now, on an “every fellow for him
self” basis. Look what happened to
those nations that turned their
backs on the Golden Rule. They
crumbled and perished. And his
tory still has a way of repeating it
self.
When men lose sight of the wel
fare of their country in a selfish
grab for political power: when men
lay aside the Golden Rule and adopt
lnsteadtheSasayardstickfor
measuring the way to human bet
terment, then the suggestion of the
Georgia editor becomse not only
worth thinking about but worthy of
a trial. Get men back to the 01-
time methods of dealing honestly
‘with their fellowment and many of
LEAVE YOUR CARES
IN OUR CARE ‘
Don’t carry your cares with you on your
vacation.
Leave the big ones—the worries about the
safety of :your valuables—with us.
Put important papers, securities, keepsakes
and other valuables in a safe deposit box at this
bank, renting forpbut a few cents a month.
_ They will be protected against loss and you
will be free from worry. See about this before
you go.
BEFORE STARTING ON THAT
VACATION TRIP
Let us supply you with our Travelers’
Checks, safeguarding your funds. They are
cashed anywhere. '
The First National Bank
Individual Deposits to SSOOO Guaranteed Under
Federal Banking Act
m We: (wan) counts-m
the problems now beeettins the land
will solve themselves. Most of them
originate from a. spirit of greed.
'nnyhow. ‘Moet of them were un
known until men began losinc their
faith in the Golden Rule and put
itlng a price-mark on it. Now why
mot turn beck to rules that am
,work. Why not try His way?
{mum DAM— |
! Despite the discouraging reports
concerning the Umatilla Dam which
thispaperprintedlastweek.weare
still of the opinion that the dam
will- be started and substantially
completed before the 1940 elections.
Thursday afternoon. as this paper
was being printed. carrylns the,
story of the almost impossibility of
setting the dam under way, the‘
news was in headquarters for the}
Inland Empire Waterways Associa-l
tionthatltwasalmostacertainty‘
that the dam would be undertaken‘
fthis year. The only reason the
matter was not released was because
itseemedtoogoodtobetruleyom
.can imagine such a situation!
I Arrangements had been made
previously that any good news-was
to be relayed here so that proper
publicity could be given. .Because
of the importance. it was thought
best, at the time, to withold the
news for further confirmation. The
Washington correspondents for the
Portland papers, however, got the
news at the nation‘s capital and it
was published in Portland in Fri
day’s papers.
! There seems no doubt now but
'that the work will be undertaken.
It is one of the President's pet pro
jects and undoubtedly will be un
‘ dertaken as another step in the
comprehensive plan of river devel
opment. We really expect to see the
preliminary work undertaken with
in the next sixty days. We are
fully confident that the dam will
,be constructed. We wish that we
could feel that we were that close
to the starting of construction of the
Pillsbury mm.
DREBSUP ‘ 7“
It seems to be a universal incli
nation to wear fantastic clothing.
IKennewick's ten days of “loud”
iclothing will be started tomorrow
and while the men profess to abhor
the idea, down deep in them they
are getting a kick out of wearing
the brilliant plumage. The stunt
will be entered into more whole
heartedly this year than ever be
fore, we think, judging by the ad
vancesaleoi’shirtsandthinga'l‘he
women are planning to “dress up"
too and are getting colonial cos
tumes made .to wear to advertise
Kennewick’s big celebration of the
year. The more the merrier.
1 The first English pipes were made
10f silver, wood, or porcelain, some
[or the latter being beautifully paint
-led and now very valuable. Instead
lof a lighter, the Elizabethan gen
tleman carried a little pair of bronze
or silver tongs for picking a live
coal out of the fire to light his pipe.
The clay pipe. which soon' became
the most popular form of all. was
introduced from Holland, and the
long “church-wardens." were pro
vided in all the London coffee
houses. In the Eighteenth century.
says London Answers Magazine.
pipe-smoking went completely out
of fashion in London society, where
the dandies considered snuff-taking
much more elegant than smoking.
The working classes. however. still
emained faithful to their clays.
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count in the Grange
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Ask for your sales slips.
Give them to your local
grange secretary.
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Drug Company
Phone 721
Kennewick, Wash.
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