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(The Kennemirk (Emmi-Reporter
Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing 00.. 217 Kennewick Avenue. Kennewick. Washington
umber of National Editorial Association and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association; Inc.
Subscription $2.00 year ' R. E. REED. Editor and Publisher
Over a considerable period of
time, the factors influencing busi
ness are almost purely economic--
purchasing power, abundance of
credit, supply and demand, labor
conditions, taxes, etc. But, as a
private research service recently
pointed out, over a shorter period of
time these economic considerations
may carry far less weight than
what might be termed an emotion
al factor—that is, the reactions of
individuals to the events taking
place in the nation and the world.
and their fears and uncertainties
as to the future.
That factor has been unusually
forceful of late. Rightly or wrong
ly, many have become convinced
that war is inevitable. A consid
erable number believe that event
ual American paticipation is likely.
This tragic outlook has clouded all
acts and opinions. 'lt has lessened
our faith in the world of tomorrow.
And the tremendous worry and un
certainty involved has cast a
lengthly shadow over our -economic
and commercial affairs.
This helps to explain the ab
normal shrinkage that has taken
place in security values. every
authority seems convinced that in
dustry in this country is in no
where near as unhealthy a state as
late stock and bond prices would
indicate. They feel that here has
been much unwise panic selling,
and an equally unwise disinclina
tion of potential purchasers to buy.
Economic factors dictate that point
of View. But, logical as they may
be, they have little weight at pres
ent when pitted against the emo
tional factor. Many people assume
that the outbreak of war would
send neurity values crashing down-
precedent indicates that for some
months at least they might soar, so
far as many manufacturing indus
tries are concerned. And so the
markets remain stagnant.
The writer of this column has
read a considerable number of
forecasts of conditions in the busi
ness world, all of them or a respon
sible character. Practically all hold
that the lower-time outlook for
domestic industry is definitely 13v
arable. And all of them are sure
that there will be no significant
chop in industrial production for a
mu period of time. It now
remains to be seen whether public
36131111613. which has been of a se.
Ml! pessimistic character ever
another tack.
Some business briefs r '
follow: 0 interest
EMAIL TRADE: Outlook is
800 d. Recent bushes has been at
excellent levels, comparatively
Mae. and the March rise was
better than seasonal. There seem
*0 be very few sections or the
country where trade has declined.
BUILDING: Residential construc.
tion is still one of the best of the
3°“! when signs. and better.
then-seesaw] rises have taken
phoe mouth “m month. Nan
"menu“! Iwildfire. except for pub
lic ““8. has also shown signs of
improvement. Public works pro.
Jects have been considerably under
past levels.
STEEL: Production has tended
“""‘ ”d martian up. whicn
Follow the diet lists” printed in this paper and
in most of the better magazines and you’ll find
Bread is your best food. ‘
These diets are prepared by the world’s leading
authorities and can be trusted implicitly.
0 SPECIAL...... '
We are now baking, special
order, Soy Bean Bread—
especially for diabetics.
0 Our new high speed mixers, now being in
stalled, will make the texture of our bread even
Belair’s: BETTER Bread
and grow Slim!
means declining inventories. Up
shot is a forecast of considerable
improvement this summer.
dustry is still perplexed by its po
litical problems, notably that of
just how much farther government
competition will extend. There has
been a considerable amount of pri
vate expansion, however, due to in
creased demand for electricity by
both industrial and residential
consumers. Big scale expansion
will depend on whether or not that
long talk about “peace pact” be
tween the utilities and the admin
istration is effected.
RAIIROADS: Car loadings re-:
cently took a sharp decline, due
primarily to a sharp reduction in
soft coal production, as a result of
labor troubles The immediate fu
ture of carloadings therefore de
pends on just how long those
troubles will continue.
’ MOTORS: Latest available fig
;ures, for the end of March and
early April, show a sharp rise in
sales, and summer business, as fig
ured now. will be good.
Congress hasn’t been doing much
of late. European troubles have
taken most or the lawmakers’ en
ergies, and discussions of pas-ume
changes in our neutrality law have
kept Capitol Hill buy. Many a so
lon is going gray 15171118 to figure
out a way to keep us out or war,
and at the same time to help the
‘much beset democracies across the‘
However, the sentiment of Con
gress toward domestic issues te
comes constanatly more clear. The
trend is strongly to the right.
Never was Mr. Roosevelt's influence
atsolowanebb. Andthose White‘
House advisors who used to write
most or the major bills and who
threw a tremendous weight, are far
out of the limelight.
The attitude of the White House
is in itself proof of this. When
the President wants something
done now, he makes requests which
are moderate in tone, and there
have been no “must demands” for
a considerable time. And his plea
to his party to keep internal peace
shows the way the wind is blowmg.
Bless science, we will get it yet!
They inform us that the‘world is
as of extracting honey and su
gar from flowers instead of leaving
ittothebees. Weareinneedofa
prom to extract milk and butter
fat from foods as are given to;
‘cows. They suggest we can use an‘
‘auto that will skim over snowdrlfts
and ride lightning and a. power axe
for chopping down trees, are a
couple of "must haves" for us mod
ems. The idea of a fabricated seat
for farm machines, imtead of the
metal ones which are not so pleas
ant on cold and wet days, isn't such
a. bad idea. What next?
You have heard or the Chicago
’.dentist ' who attached dollar bills
to weights and dropped them from
his office window into the street.
You see he was working on the
principle that prosperity could be
coaxed back into being it folks
would throw money away. It was
,sucker bait. Now most of us can't
afford to cast. ten dollar bills from
office windows, and if we could
there would be some kind soul in
Kennewick who would ,see that we
were put in the proper institution.
Most folks have been reared with
the saving for a. rainy day, in mind.
and the idea of courting prosper
ity by spending widely, hasn’t prov
ed its worth to us.
Whenever you hear someone boafi:
of their pet’s pedigree and its _fancy
forebearers, you sort of feel sorry
for the mutt that just grew up,
for no reason. But consider the
English non-pedigree cow who has
beaten the world’s milk yield for
twenty-nine days short of a year.
The amount was 38,648 pounds of ‘
milk. And no pedigree! \
This cow, 9. little red one named'
“Cherry,” is between eight and nine
years old. She has had five calves
and the owner of Cherry hopes one
iof the new 'babies will live to break
a record. And then someone will
pop up with a song of pedigree and
Cherry will feel called upon to pro
duce ancestors from the Mayflower,
and spoil the whole thing.
The present neutrality act should
be wholly repealed or drastically
amended. In its present form it is
most unfair. According to the pres
ent law no American ship can carry
war materials to nations at war.
The warring nation must send its
own ships for war material. In the
case of Ethiopia the result was that
Ethiopia could not buy war mater
ials here. She had no ships to
send for them and if she had had
ships Italy had her ports blocked.
0n the other hand Italy could. and
did, buy war materials here to be
used to conquer Ethiopia. The same
was true of Spain. The Spanish
loyalists could not buy supplies
here for the same reason that
Ethiopia could not, but Italy and
Germany. who were taking sides in
the war, could and did buy war ma
terials here to defeat the loyalists.
In the case of Japan and China,
Japan bought and is buying. great
quantities of war supplies here that
are helm used to conquer China. In
each case our- highly touted‘ neu
trality law has favored, aided and I
abetted the aggressor. It’s error
lies in the fact that it tries to cover
all situatiom with one rule. This
cannot be done. The law should‘
berepealed and eachcasedealti
merits and peculiar demands re
There are two things we can't
describe and know it: one or them
isasunsetand theotheristhenew
style in women's hats.
“That man’s wife," a. reader ct
this paper said in this office yes
terday in referring to his neigh
bor’s wife, “talks like Gracie Allen.
except that she is never runny."
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The Kiwanis club cleared over
$l2O for the benefit of the play
field at the show held in the Lib
erty theatre.
Pasco was inviting neighboring
towns to send girls to compete in
the air Jubilee for the title of
“Queen of the Air." The local rep
resentative was to be transported
'to the Pasco air carnival by Lieu
tenant Hallet in his new biplane.
3 Herman Ragain and Bill Duffy
caught nine large fish between
them within 45 minutes. Bill also
caught a seven pound bass which
was on display at Hulets.
The needlework of 55 girl stu
dents in the Home Economic classes
of the high school were to be dis
played in the Penny Company dis
play window. Miss Beatrice Cogs-1
well was the instructor. I
James Meeks of Hanford had gone
to Wenatchee to do carpenter-ing.
The farm products marketing
special train was due in Kennewick
carloads or crop and stock exhibits
from the state agricultural college
at Pullman. The train was on a
23-day tour of the state. .
Mrs. L. E. Johnson received a 1
broken collar bone when the car in
which she was riding overturned
in some loose gravel at a turn In
the road near Lind.
I The ferry which was in opera.-
tion between Pasco and Kennewick
during repair work on the bridge.
broke a crankshaft and drifted
down river. The ferry finally was
grounded and was rescued by the
bridge crew.
F. F. Bate and Guy Hayden had
leased a vacant tract at Yakima and
Third street the erection of an open
ly begin the erection of an open
air dancing pavilion. They were
planningtogivetwo tothreedances
a week throughout the summer.
Bome'of the Camp Fire girls who
hiked to Richland twenty-years ago
were Leota Bird. Jeanette and Win
ifred Huntington, Florence Hudnall, 1
Charlote Lincoln and Helen Taylor.
The trip took three and one-half
hours steady hiking.
Nick Alfonso had received his
discharge papers and was home
from Camp Lewis.
The c. 0. William and I. N.
‘Muelier families motored to Yak
by the Victory Loan campaign.
in the high school building on May
9. The title of the may was “At the
End of the Rainbow.”
The commute; "6: the wean-y
Loan momma with E. W. Tren
mm 88 ms mung an
“he? cm“ an. mump
tions to get the quot;
P The first Kennewick high school
iAlumni association was mild
mas Ethel Tompkins. Lloyd Hu
ton was elected president: Ethel
'nompuns. vice-president; Mae Ber
combe, secretary and J. Perry. treas
urer. .
3 As Memorial Day was considered
distinctly as "Old Soldier's Day”
the GAR. veterans were planning
a proper observance of the holiday.
Miss Mae Sercombe had returned
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Phone 100
Smith is pretty sure to ask, in genuine, friendly interest, “What
kind did you get?” With a new piano, 3 hot-water heater, or a
package of pastry flour, it’s likely to be the some . . . For names
mean something to every wise woman.
. The name of any commercial product is of interest only
because its maker has made it mean something . . . has made it
stand for definite qualities in the public mind. And that very fact
provides one of the greatest helps to better living. If you’re a reg
ular reader of advertising, you know what you are getting—and
you get your money’s worth.
There is no element of risk in the purchase of any article
advertised in the columns of this newspaper. So make the adver
tising columns your guide. They will save you time, money and
effort . . . and bring you hetter things.
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