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Subscription $2.00 year R. E. REED, Editor and Publisher
The Courier, est. March 2‘7, 1902 The Reporter, est. January 24, 1908 Comondated April 1, 1914
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Entered as Second Class matter. April 3, 1914 at P. O. at Kennewick. Wash.. under act of March 3. 1879
TURN HOME
It is an ill wind that doesn’t blow
some good to our shores through
the sad foreign situation. It creates
hardships in some lines and bene
fits others. There are various
companies dealing in peaceful ma
terials that will find certain advan
tages due to new markets being
opened to their products. For in
stance take the advertisers of tourist
travel within this country. More
people will see America first and
spend millions of dollars here rath
er than in European travel. Radio
listeners who are constantly wait
ing current war news will stay
tuned to stations where advertising
sponsors various programs. News
paper and magazine circulation will
increase as a result of the demand
for news. The man who prefixed
European products will now 1 101
America for his needs and if the ad- ‘
vertisers are on their toes they will
heed the writing on the wall.
The link with Central and South
America will be strengthened and
cause an increase in these markets,
we believe. What is to be done
about the making and selling of war
materials to belligerant nations we
know not and most of us in Kenne
wick dislike thinking it though in
case we do make armament hay
while the sun shines. But we can
ntely use the opportunities of op
ening new markets through peace
ful industry by advertising that
which America has been able to
offer all along.
The taking of Poland by Hitler
is perhaps one of the most ruthless
and unjustified and indefensible
actsofrecenthistory.Thepeopleof
Poland are industrious, peace loving
Mic. The reason they were so illy
fittedtocopewithHitlerwasdue to
the fact that for the past twenty
years they have been devoting their
energies and resources to rebuilding
their country and repairing the
damage caused by the World war.
When Poland began her reconstruc
tion twenty years ago the country
had lost, because of the war, 1,800,-
000 buildings, 2,000,000 cattle, 1,000,-
000 horses, 1,500,000 sheep and 7,-
500 bridges, 940 railway stations,
4,250 motors and 3,844 tooling ma
chines. 11,000,000 acres of farm land
was devastated and 6,000,000 acres
of forest. Her textile industry was
ruined, foundries and steel works
shut down. Poland had but 13 years,
of reconstruction. Ten of these came
during the world depression. During}
this time she reduced illiteracy from .
33 to 15 percent. Her elementary‘
schools were increased 15 times un
til at‘ the time of Hitler's invasion‘
me had 30,000 elementary schools.
with 5,000,000 students, 2,000 high‘
schools and 27 universities. Shel
built the city of Gdynia from a pop
ulation of 400 in 1923 to to 150,000
in 1930. She purchased 6.000.000
acres of ground from large land
owners and out of it created 700,000
new farms. Her population has in
creased more rapidly than that of
any other country in Europe. She
became Europe’s third largest pro
ducer of oil. the world's third larg
est producer of zinc. Her steel in
dustry ranked eighth in Europe. She
built miles or railway, 6.750 hy
droelectric plants. Her farms wealth
steadily increased until she ranked
fifth in the world in horses, eighth
in cattle, fifth in pigs. This is the
nation that Hitler has despoiled
and divided with Russia. Hitler, who
makes of the injustice of the treaty
of Versailles. Truly no greater
crime has been commited against
any people anywhere than Hitler’s
unjustified, indefensible theft of
Poland.
I Now that Hitler has taken Po
land he professes to desire peace. We
predict that no one is going to be
deceived by his peace gesture. No
\one doubts that the only reason he
is asking for peace at this time is
l to allow him time to take care of the
‘territory he has stolen, rob them of
their resources as he did Austria
and Chechoslovakia, and then pro
ceed with new demands for terri
tory in Europe. Any nation that is
simple minded enough to be deceiv
ed by a man of Hitler's known ethics
and princples is too simple to exist
alone as a nation in the world to
day, and needs to be taken over by
some one who can do its thinking
for it. 1
California will vote November 7
on the “Ham and Egg” issue. The
former vote was 1.143.370 for and 1,-
398,999 against. The “Ham and
Egg” program would provide S3O
every Thursday to every one over
fifty. The plan to be voted on in
November provides for a $20,000,-
000bondissueanda3percenttax
on incomes over S3OOO. The bounty
would be paid in thirty one dollar
warrants each Thursday. Each war
rant would require a 2 cent stampl
to be attached each week. If one
kept a warrant in his possession two!
weeks two stamps would have to be?
affixed. The purpose is to en
}courage the immediate spending of
lall the money by every one into
whose possession it might come.
The real test of such a plan would
come in getting merchants who have
to pay wholesale bills in real money
to accept funny money that depre
ciates two percent a week or 8 per
cent a month.
Poland and her fate is a com
plete answer to the citizens of this
country who do not ' believe in
preparedness. There never was a
nation of men and women who
fought more valiantly and against
such ruthless odds than did round
but courage and patriotism alonel
are no match for trained soldiers
and mechanized armies, and the‘
sooner the world finds it out the
safer it is going to be from de
struction by war lords. The time is
long past when a million untrained
men who spring up over night and
who are armed only with patriotism
and barehands can prove any match
against a modern war machine.
‘ In the deals being promoted by‘
Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, Euro
pean policies and intrigue may be
seen at their worst. Personal ln--
arrest in its lowest form dominates
the thinking of each one of them,
and there is not one of them who
wouldn’t cheerfully slit the throat
of the other two if he thought it it
would prove of the slightest benefit
to his own personal advancement. 3
No one has been able to explain
to our satisfaction why a German
Bund or a Red organization or any
other organization clearly opposed
to the democratic system of govern
ment should 'be permitted to exist
in this country. We have never
see any good reason why they
should not be sent at once back to
the countries who have the type of
government they profess to desire.
i The money that is spent in war
)and the preparation for war by the
I“(several nations or the world could,
’1! devoted to constructive things,
completely change conditions thru
'out the world. It could buy every
;thlng ten times over that has been
ifought for—except liberty itself.
1 Few things are more disillusioning
to a vain man than to have his
picture taken that he may see just
how unprepossessing he really is.
The Whole Family...
Hitler left more dead men on
the fields of Poland than there are
in the entire United States army.
Evexy one was defending his native
land.
We believe in free speech, but we
also believe that free speech should
be limited to naturalized Americans.
To all others free speech should be
limited to discussion of their own
country and its government.
! ‘No one who has ever had any ex
perience trying to get a boy to work
and doing his chores when and as
he should do them, has any doubt
that industry is a matter of training
and habit.
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TEN YEARS AG0—1929
I Swift & Company had purchased
the Columbia. Valley Produce com
pany and would feature Brookfield
butter and continue in the poultry
business as well as conduct cow fl
nancing.
Miss Dorothy Carlen became the
bride or Curran B. Chellis at the
home of the groom's parents ten
years ago.
Forty-eight high school students
and 81 grade schol students made
the honor roll for the first six weeks
of the fall semester.
’ Sixteen autounoblles and the rear
section of the Richards-Gut garage
were destroyed by the Saturday
night. The loss was estimated st
SI,OOO. '
Employees of the Church Manu
facturing company were entertain
ed with a marshmallow and wemer
roast on the company grounds.
1 H. F. Yedica had purchased the
store of “Bus” Muncey. Mr. Yedlea
had lived in Richland twenty yeah
and stated that he did not find
any place he liked better.
I". E. Masters nan sprained his
ankle when his foot was caught in
the hay rake.
i A committee from the Wenatchee
chamber of Commerce met with
the Kennewick and Pasco organiza
tions at a joint meeting and dis
cussed a new proposition of the
paving of a cross- state road.
TWENTY YEARS AGO-1919
The Kennewick branch or the Red
Cross was to hold a meeting to de
cide what kind or an organization
would be organized in Kennewick.
In order to keep ahead of them
creased run of apples the Wenat
ohee Valley Fruit Exchange was to
install a third grader belt.
Wade Thomas of Hover was in
:Kennewick and returned with a
Enew Ford.
‘ A break in the ditch caused much
\commotlon at the H. P. Cranmer
home, 'but the water was shut off
ibefore much damage was done.
F. H Lincoln had returned home
from a three weeks trip to Wor
chester, Mass ,
The 31ch and Kennewick
teams were to combat in a close
battle being expected at the game
Friday
: The first literary society program
was given the previous Friday, be
ing a joint program of the Wash
‘ington and the Tombadour literary
society The program was composed
of: solos by Miss Allie Smith and
Grace Desgranges; reading by
Margaret Baxter; a sketch of the
life of Samuel Gompers’ by Frank
Maupin and the finale by the
Thomas orchestra composed of Rose
Olbrich, Winifred and Jeanette
Huntington. Dorothy Tamer and
Fay Keith.
will enjoy the goodies
made fresh every day by
THE BAKERY
Whether it is the good,
wholesome bread or des
serts for every meal, you’ll
find it economical to let
the Baker do your baking.
Remember you can order
through your grocer, who
carries a strictly fresh lot
of—
BELAIR’S BETTER
BREAD
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The Kennewick Packing company
had purchased the City Meat Mar
ket and in addition to their whole
sale trade they were planning to 80
after a share of the retail meat
trade.
Pmsser held a. special election and
voted dry by a majority vote of 145-
115. Presser had three saloons with
all three licenses expiring in De
cember, after which time the coun
ty seat would be considered a dry
town. - .‘
Alex Bier had recently purchased
a ten-acre tract from R. E. Pratt and
was planning to make a number of
improvements.
A. v. Mcßeynolds was remodeling
his house installing a hot air fur
me and on the lots directly west
of his home he was building a new
7 room one and one-half story
tenant house.
Kennewick’s docks continued to
be one of the busiest places in the
city. The Open River Transporta
tion companies steamers were bring
ing large cargoes every trip and
the wharf was never empty. The
Lewlston merchants had learned‘
that the boats were money savers
and were taking advantage of thel
servicetolayinlargeswcksoffall‘
rand winter goods.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Johnson, Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. Hanson and Mr. and
Mrs. A. R. Gardner attended the
county fair in Walla Walla.
Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Klitten had
returned home. Mrs. mitten had
atended a state suffrage convention
in Spokane and Mr. mitten looked
after mining interests in Montana.
Elliott’s Marl. . .
A real soil conditioner that will produce better
quality and larger crops of
Asparagus, Alfalfa, Grapes, Potatoes, Onions,
Cherries, Prunes, Berries and all Vegetables
We can show actual results by real dirt farmers
—this is more convincing than any negative re
ports by some theorists wiflh'out practical know
ledge. .For full information address—
H. KRACK
813 Willow St. Walla Walla, Wash.
Will be at 14 E. Third Ave. Kennewiek for
short time.
THIRTY YEARS AGO—I9O9
No Fair Dumping
0n Others Doorsteps
WHITE BLUPFS Someone
without the intestinal fortitude nec
esary to kill their own unwanted
kittens or cats. has made it a hab
it to drop them off their car at
some convenient location. Kelley
Mattoson says he is running out of
ammunition, and asks that the next
party who deposits a chicken-eating
cat at his doorstep. include in the
good will offering a box of shotgun
shells. Laying all joking aside. this
dumping unwanted cats or dogs at
‘a doorstep. or as many do. in the
desert, is a heartless. inhuman thing.
‘much more so than killing them.
Why not try disposing of them put?
selfinsteadofmminsmoutm
make their own way and perhaps:
starve? I
Mrs. Dan Williams who suffered
a very severe hemorrahge of the
nose Monday. was taken to Kenne
wick Tuesday for medical treatment.
returning the same evening.
i Mr. and Mrs. Jay Montgomery
spent Sunday at the home of Jay's
‘mother. Mrs. Cordelia Montgomery.
1 A special meeting of the American
Legion was held Monday night. and
arrangements made to sponsor an
[Armistice Day dance. to be given
ion the evening of Armistice Day,
\November 11th. Preceding the
dance, the Auxiliary will serve a
dinner for all Legion and Auxiliary
members.
Can You Afford
T 0 Lose a Cow .
Or TWO?
Then; post your farm at once with
“No Hunting”
. , Signs
We have them printed
on heavy cardboard.
@ll2 anuriPr-iflvpnrtvr
“Off the bridge, you
landlubber!”he yells.
,V "l‘was during one of those Northeast storms we
have around here that Cap’n Ahab drives up.
“Avast. there," he howls, as I duck out into the
storm. “Some gas for this infemal machine an' Oh!
for the days of sail!”
“Didn't the ‘Jennie Matthews’ go down on a day
like this? " I yells. .
“ That she did," he bellows. “An' a little oil on the
u‘oubled waters would've saved her!"
Iknowafairwindwhenlfeeloneandl’mfi
all sails set. “Skipper." says I, “on land or sea the
sightkindo'oilmeansafairpassage."
“None 0’ your tea kettles for me. Give me canvas!!!
“Skipper." I tell him, "this Golden Shell Oil is
mgherthanthepalmofabosun’shandlAn'it
goestoworkonyourenginefut—fasterthanyou
could trim a stays'l.”
«Yum talkin' about speed m. om.” be m
“At 25¢ a quart it's a bargain?! I says. genial
seedy to drain‘an’ refill.
“08the bridge. you landlubhetl" he yells. “This
oil of yours may be as moth as your tongue—hut
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