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issueo rnursaays by The Kennewick Priming Co 217 Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick. Washington
Member of National Editorial Association and W ashington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
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The Courier. est. March 27. 1902 The Reporte r. est. January 24, 1908 - Consolidated April 1. 1914
Entered as Second Class matter, April 2, 1914 at P. 0. at Kennewick, Wash. under act of March 3. 1879
When, on the evening of August
6, the weary legislators rang down
the curtain on the 76th Congress of
the United States, after what an AP
dispatch described as “a final in
rious clash between a New Dealer
and Administration critics within
the Democratic party," hitory had
been made. And it is remarkable
history. For the 76th Congress broke
a Presidential grip over the legis
lative branch of the government
that had held firm, showing only a
few moments of weakness, for more
than six years.
In the views of most commentat
ors, business at large should be
gratified with what Congress did—
and with what it did not do. New
and bigger spending plans were
roundly beaten. “Experimental”
legislative proposals died unhonored
and unsung in committee, and the
few which reached the floor of eith
er House were buried under an
avalanche of “Nays." A definite
start was made toward preventing
future government competition in
the field of private enterprise, and
also toward limiting existing com
petition, particularly in the matter
of electric power. By and large,
Conaess showed definitely that it
wanted business recovery—and that
it was willing to do anything within
reason to achieve it, and was eager
to put the quietus on anything
which seemed to endanger it.
Typical comment comes from col
umnist Hugh Johnson, when he ob-l
served that the “belated revolt in
Congress against unlimited spend-l
ing and congressional insistence on
Its own Constitutional function to‘
say how, when. where and in what
manner public money shall bel
spent” should not be regarded as a
peevish reprisal against the Presi-\
dent, but as “a general recognition]
have been in a process of silent revv
olution toward personalized govern
ment.” And, he added, some of con
greu’ acts “are the most hopeful
clans of a real return to prosperity
and employment that we have
seen in many years. Timid, idle cap
ital should begin coming out of
hiding and going to work to put men
to work.”
Congress’ economy - mindedness
was the most significant develop
ment to the dramatic session from
the point of view of industry. And
it developed with a rush in the clos
ing weeks. Administration sponsored
appropriation measures, including
the much-publicized “self-liquidat
ing loans’ bill, were mangled be
yond repair in committee. Appro
aviation: actually authorised were.
of course, extremely large—but they
were much lower than many admin
istration officials wanted and thot
It is obvious that Congress’ “re
bellion" will have a considerable
influence on political events of the
future. It has heartened the Re
publicans, and given them new
hopes of a great victory in 1940
mm unprejudiced commentators
seem to generally feel that the GOP
had better hurry and find a person
able candidate and begin building
him up if it is to have an even
chance of electing the next Presi
dent. And it has earned immense
rejoicing in the ranks of the con
servative Democrats, who want to
daninate the next Democratic con
vention, and put a middle-of-the
road candidate in the field. It is a
patent fact that while Mr. Roosevelt
may not have lost his control of the
party nominating machine, it is
definitely slipping. One more sues
cessiul congressional rebellion
against the White House might
make his influence comparatively
Wk. ‘
Time will prove or disprove that.
But here’s something you can bet
on—nut year's political wars, both
within the mapr parties and be
tween them, will be among the bit
terest in our often-hitter political
' Gold 9:66th in South Africa
but year was valued at. $432,000,000.
There i: a game called "Pin the
Tail on :11:- Dankey." It used to be
quite p:pu 3r at parties of young
folks. Ta play :he game a large
drawing of a donkey was fastened
on the wall. Players were blindfold
ed and given the donkey‘s tail with
instructions to walk over to the
wall and pin the tail on the donkey.
Some hit the nose some the ear
and some the dontey’s leg, while
others missed it althogether. Folks
who attempt to buy groceries and
other merchandise without first
reading the advertisements are buy
ing blindfolded. Without reading
the advertisements, scanning the
shopping columns. comparing prices,
comparing values, they have no
way of knowing what is being of
fered for the week except by spend
ing a great deal of time going from
store to store and shopping. Why
not lift the blindfold and read the
advertisements in this paper by the
town’s progressive merchants.
There merchants are not asking
you to waste your time by blind
shopping. They are telling you
each week the choice offerings in
new merchandise they have secured
for your consideration . Shopping
through the ads in the modern way.
It's easier and a lot more satis
factory than shopping blindfolded.
In may Asiatic countries brides
are bought and sold. In this coun
try they are given away.
Here’s the best one we have seen
in answer to the question of wheth
er or not a woman should wear
slacks: “You may or may not like
slacks. Possibly your opinion is
formed by nature’s design for you.
One is either made to wear slacks,
which is to say streamlined, or one
isn’t The woman who isn‘t is nat
urally allergic to slacks. Do not be
daring in this field. Decide before
your own mirror.”
A neighboring editor tells of a
WPA strike in his community that
went on for three days before the
foreman noticed it.
Common sense teaches us that
no where in this life. is there such
a thing as something for noth
ing. Everything must be paid for
by some one, some time, some place.
Every program. every scheme that
attempts to give something of value
to some one with nothing given by
the recipient in return means that
some one else will be called upon
to pay for it. It might be well to
hold this in mind as new plans
are presented for the restoration of
prosperity to this country. It is no
more than right or fair that one
stop long enough to ask how is this
to be paid for, and who will be
called on to pay it? -
The story is told of a preacher}
who failed to show up at the reg
ular service one Sunday morning
recently. Several of his flock ap—
proached him on the matter dur-‘
ing the following week. “Well,” he
replied, “the reason I didn’t appear
in my pulpit is that I feel I have
as much right to fool you as you do
to fool me. On a number of oc
‘casions you have been absent and
‘have never taken the opportunity
to call me up and tell me you were
that going to be in church Sunday."
come I n O O O O
We shall be pleased if you will
come in and see our new retail
store, next door to the postoffice.
But don’t forget you can always
get Belair’s Better Bread at your
grocer’s. __ 7,; ,3;
Special on Flour Siacks ;~-SI.OO per doz
en, bleached.
Kennemck Bakery
Adverse reports of the financial
success of both World Fairs indi
cates that the promoters of two
projects were a. trifle optimistic in
assuming that the country could
adequately support two major fairs
at one time.
The death of the Mayo brothers
is a distinct loss to the country. It
is not possible to estimate the val
ue of men like this to the race and
to humanity.
The airplane industry furnishes
a graphic cross section of the prog
ress made by the inventive genius
of this country. It was 'onLv thirty
years ago that the Us. army bought
its first airplane from Orville and
Wilbur Wright. The first Wright
model was guaranteed to remain in
the air an hour and have speed of
40 miles an hour.
It is predicted that the only way
by which the national debt can be
paid is through a federal sales tax
and lowered income tax brackets.
By any other means the tax will be
passed back to the soil. The agri
cultural industry of this country
will not be in a position for years
to come to accept any additional tax
burdens. '
Prunes were bringing the good
price of 65 cents per 16 pound box
which was 20 cents higher than that
of last year. Kennewick was exact
ly a week ahead of the other dis
tricts and the market was entirely
in New York.
L. E. Johnson, pioneer and active
worker in the community for the
past twenty-Jive years, had been
appointed as special agent for the
Occidental Life Insurance company
with headquarters in Boise, Idaho.
J. C. Pratt had taken over the
Continental 011 company service
T. C. Browne had gone to Se
attle, where he was to Join the
“sourdoughs” in recalling their ex
periences in Alaska. Mr. Browne
had spent fifteen years in the Al
aska country, his first year being
in 1898.
Another solo flight was made by
Buster ‘Paden with only six hours
and fifty-five minutes and was the
third of the students of Hallet’s air
school to do a first solo within the
past month.
Milton Libby drove down from
Naches and took his wife back with
him after visiting with her par
ents here.
Howard Hinekley. who was em
ployed at the A. M. Jensen depart
ment store in Walla Walla. visited
with his parents over the week-end.
Miss Evelyn Yedics of Richland
had left with her tolls on a. trip
to California.
Mrs. Edwin Neuman
913 Kenn Ave. PHONE 1333
Howard Beste was taking charge
of Skaggs store during the absence
of the manager, Don Campbell, who
was on his vacation.
Work on the new Richland pack
ing house was progressing rapidly
and would be ready to handle the
Jonathan apple crop.
Major Flank Jeffrey had been
appointed county organizer and was
making preparations to organize an
American Legion post here.
One of the most destructive fires
of the Richland district occurred
at the Grosscup ranch and as a
result the granary. two barns. tool
house, blacksmith shop, garage and
about 100 tons of stacked hay were
totally destroyed.
The county commisioners set
aside a fund at their meeting for
the purpose of building a bridge
across the Yakima river near Rich
Asa Purdy, who had been serv
ing with the U. S. marines overseas.
was then stationed at Quantico, Vir
The Kennewick Business girls
held an election of officers which
resulted as follows: Lulu Moulton,
president; Mrs. s. H. Whitehorn.
vice president: and Miss Marie
Spiegelberg, secretary.
An order was secured from the
county commissioners calling for
an election to decide whether or
not there would be a water district
established in Horse Heaven.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 1. Hill and son.
Ross. returned from a two weeks’
outing trip to the coast.
The Produce Company had added
a new two-ton truck to its delivery
A. 8. Murray and 0. Y. Anderson
had returned from their motor trip
to Mt. Rainier.
Gilbert Mower-y had written that
he expected t obe dischuged from
the navy very soon. He was station
ed on a‘reeelving,cham atAl
giers. lowa.
The Highland Fruit company had
sold its entire apple crop. estimat
ed at over 40.000 boxes to the Davis
Fruit company for $2.00 f.o.b. Ken
1:318“ ms A_GO-19” _
A new grain warehouse was to
beerectedonthe Northßanklmd
at Switzler’s canyon by G. 8. Hot
tinger. The warehouse was to be
mdepenthnt, open for recelvlnl
and storage of grain from rims
and individuals.
Conductor Frank L. Young had
started a campaign to work up en
thusiasm among local citizens to
take the Kennewick Military band
to Seattle to compete for the prizes
which were being awarded at the
A.Y,P. exposition.
In spite of the fact that in both
the Columbia and Snake rivets the
water had been falling at a rate of
four tenths of a foot per day. the
Open River mnsportation com
pany was to keep both the Twin
Cities and the Inland Emphe on
:he summer run.
Miss Gretta Book had returned
from a six weeks visit with friends
near Portland.
Workmen were busy laying the
tile floorintheF‘irstNatlonnannk
building. which was practically
Mrs. H. E. Huntington and child
ren returned from Spokane when
they went after the fire. The fun
ilywastomove intotheD.L.'ra.y
lor house Just vacated by J. 'l‘.
Mr. and Mrs M O. Rutten were
in Spokane attending the meetings
of the Irrigation Congress and look
ing after busines matters. tier
mother. Mrs. Katherine Damon-rd,
accompanied them to Cheney.
The basement walls of the Pres.
byterlan church had been complet
ed and the contract let for the man
ufactm'e of the oanent blocks.
J B. Slaugenhaupt and family
and an extended stay in Seattle.
1T... a? '¢_§§\
mdbodsmmdo mulch!
the straight line slowing of
the "Caterpillar“ mom.
You no! it on its coma-it
you in that m until
Richmond Brothers
Implement Co.
“Why Bobbie,
what did you do to that
Yes, Bobbie’s clothes are pretty much ban de combat. So
are Elinor’s. But remember, Mother, it’s been a strenuous sum
mer. And, anyhow, you wouldn’t exchange those coats of health
ful tan they’re wearing for many times the cost of the clothes
they’ve ramped into tatters. '
Furthermore, replenishing the children’s wardrobe is not
such a purse-wrecking task. In fact, even in the price-climbing
times, youngsters can be outfitted at sniprisingly small cost—lF
you watch the advertisements.
Frocks, suits, coats, knickers, hats, shoes, stockings,
blouses, jackets, underwear—don’t buy them blindly. Makers and
merchants are constantly putting their best values forward. The
place to find them is right here in this newspaper. . . And the time
to buy is right now—in September. _
Read the advertisements as carefully as you do the regu
lar news and editorial columns. They, too, are “news" . . . news
directly addressed to you—in the interest of your family and your
Aunt Beulah is a
pioneer woman . , ,
Yeuir. it's only the last few years the sherifi‘ 001 M
persuade Auntie not to carry a gun.
afterUncleAlfleft’an an'went ofi'withthecim
Well. Aunt Beulah still yells “whoa” and pun.
hack on the steerin' wheel when she stops her car,
“Evenin', Gus." Auntie roars at me. "Git out here
an’ doctor up this evil-eyed monster I’m a-herdin'l"
So I fill th‘ tank with Super-Shell and give the oil
a look. f‘Your oil's low an’ dirty.” I says.
“One 0’ them kids musta poured sand—" .1;
starts, but I shake my head.
“No. Auntie. nowoalmyourselft : ; youdoalot
Youneeda tough oiltostandallthestraimofyou
hard drivin’. And yet you got to have a fut-flowin‘
oil, too.to¢etupintothooemovin'partsinstsntb
on cold stam'!
“Can’t afford none of them fancy idea." Auntie
unfit. “Gimme some good plain two-bit oil)!
"But, Auntie—this Golden saga Oil I’ll do
mun'monlyzflnqm MINER?”
“Go ahead—ax? give me tome of yam- Golden Shell
Oil. Butifyou’re lyingtomeabout it. I'lltumyou
overlay knee like I used $0.32
She would, too.
Shanty. i
'l'humday. AW 11. u

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