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3' C‘h'nrclrill Reveals Figures I
?London, England—ln a world
gondcast, Winston Churchill, First
rd of the British Admiralty, dis
cmed frankly the results of the
first ten weeks of the European war.
“Nearly all German ocean-going
ships are hiding in neutral waters,
while our world-wide trade steadily
proceeds in 5000 vessels, of which
2500 are constantly at sea. Our
aircraft have shot down fifteen Ger
man oversea raiders without losing
one machine in combat.”
' Reply to Peace Plea - l
Paris, France Both President
Lebrun of France and King George
of Brittain have returned apprecia
tive replies to the offer of media
tion advanced by Queen Wilhelmina
of Holland and King Leopold of
Belgium, but both nations reiterate
their determination to end Hitler
ism in Europe, with “reparation of
the injustices to Austria, Czecho-l
Slovakia and Poland” as the only
basis on which peace can be dis-1
cussed. 1
—_ \
Lowlands Press Defenses ,
Brussels, Belgium Discounting
all promises by Hitler that their
neutrality would be respected by‘
German armies, both Belgium and
the Netherlands are proceeding with
their measures for national defense.
In the latter country soldiers are
stationed at the dikes prepared to
flood thousands of square miles of
lowlands upon the first sign of in
vasion. Inhabitants and livestock in
scores of villages are moving to high
er ground in a steady stream.
Western Front Deluged
Paris, France-A heavy downpour
of rain has turned the war front into
an impassibie morase, delaying, it is
behaved. the terrific attack offlibe.
German army which Reich news
papers have been promising their
readers for the past fortnight. The
scouting parties report no indica
tion of a general movement of the
German troops massed behind the
West wall defenses.
Italy Calls More Troops
mule, LBBly—Wllau Lousy auu
maintaining strict neutrality, Pre
mier Mussolini has called 5000 non
oommiss'ioned officers and 18,000
men to the colors. This is the sec
ond increase in Italian mobilization
in a week.
Britain Recalls China Forces
London, England—Hailed as indi
cating a better understanding with
Japan, British troops are being
withdrawn from China for service
on the European front. Only a suf
ficient force will remain in the Far
East to protect lives and property,
leaving the actual policing of the
foreign settlements to the U. S.
and other neutral powers.
The Business Week
The general business upturn
which began the last week in July
continues without interruption, with
the index now approximating the
high average reached just before
the downward plunge at the end of
1937 . . . The chemical industry
shows an increase of more than 50
Percent, reflecting a nine month's
Profit of $86,000.000 for eighteen
leading corporations . . . Steel oper
ations still remain at 93 ‘percent of
cMacity. with every indication that
they will break through the “cell
ing" of 95 per cent reached in 1937.
Additional blast furnaces are being
“blown in” in the Pittsburgh dis
,tl'ict . . . Public welfare and pay
ments to workers on Federal relief
'Projects cost the Treasury $258,648.-
000 in September, a decrease of six
alter cent as compared with August
E'- Red Cross Sets Record
Washington, D. C.——-During fiscal
'year ending last June, the Ameri
can Red Cross set a new record for
the number of disasters needing its
services in a 12-month period. List
ed are 217 catastrophies in the U.
S. and possessions requiring Red
Cross relief, entailing the expendi
ture of $2,187,279 in giving assist
9“me to 130.000 unfortunates. Ari
zona, Delaware, Idaho. Nevada and
“Warning were the only states not
$311111: for Red Cross aid in the
Plane Production Spyeds
Washington, D. C.—The Aero
nautical Chamber of Commerce an
nounces that 43 U. S. airplane plants
with a capacity of 1250 ships a
month. are now working on domes
tic and foreign orders. About half
0! them are engaged in producing
U. S. Army equipment, with the
big Boeing plant at Seattle, with
826.000.000 in orders, working 5300
men in 3 shifts day and night. Most
of its product comprises “flying
fortresses" for U. S. forces. Many
devices perfected by American en
gineers including bomb sights. de
tectors and certain types of search
11Ehts are U. S. army secrets and
are no: inciuded in planes destined
for Europe.
01‘ng In
W .
Musical Pageant f
to Be Presented
by Ggage Pupils
Thanksgiving Pageant to
Portray Historic Scenes
in Six Episodes
The pupils of the elementary
school are presenting the musical
pageant, “America The Beautiful"
in the high school auditorium Tues
day afternoon, November- 21 at 1:30
After careful consideration the
school authorities, realizing that
parents and friends look forward
to the Christmas play as has been
the custom previously, and as the
Christmas season is so crowded with
activities, it was decided to give the
annual pageant in November in
stead. The children however, are
planning to prepare the Christmas
carols and promise to sing them in
assemblies on the streets and in
The theme throughout the pa
geant is “patriotism” with the war
not omitted. The pageant is pre
sented in six episodes and shows
how song has been woven into the
very life of our country and its
people. Each grade is responsible
for anepisodes are as follows:
Episode I—lndian songs, third
Episode 2—Songs of Pilgrims, “The
First Thanksgiving," fourth grade.
Episode 3—Colonial Times—ln two
scenes, “Spirit of 76.” and “Danc
ing the Minuet,” fifth grade.
Episode 4—Frontier Days Old
fashioned husking bee with appro
priate songs, sixth grade.
Episode s—Songs of the South,
second grade.
Episode 6—Finale, “America of
Today,” first grade and the entire
The first and second choruses are
chosen from all grades forming an
all chorus for the songs through
out the whole pageant.
The teachers and parents are co
operating in making this pageant a
success and the school at this time
wishes to thank the parents in help
ing with the costumes. The parents
and friends are cordially invited to
attend this performance.
‘Reda .leflss iChairmen_...__T ,_ fi
é " ‘ “’Ap'poih’ted "for Drive
l . —-- |
i Mrs. Long “of Prosser has named‘
the following chairmen to take care
iof the Red Cross roll-call in the‘
various towns and districts. All‘
those subscribing to the Community‘
Chest Fund (if over one dollar) are‘
automatically members of the Red‘
Cross for this coming year. i
For White Bluffs: R. s. Reierson;
Hanford, Mrs. Frank Clark and Mrs.
J. H. Evett; Benton City, Mrs. A. L.‘
Henson; Hover-Finley, Mrs. J. R.
Ayers; Paterson, Mrs. Leo Nessly;
Berrian, Mrs. J. C. McKinley: Wal
nut Grove, Mrs. W. T. Emmer-t;
Richland, Mrs. R. R. Mclntosh;
Whitstran, Mrs. Louis Matson. /
IPomona Grange Meets
I at Kiona-Benton Hall
The Benton County Pomona
grange will meet at the Kiona-Ben
ton grange hall Saturday, Novem
ber 18, at 2 pm. with the special
order for three o’clock being the
election of officers.
Zelma Silliman, for the com
mittee on committees will propose
the program for the annual meeting
to be held at Vale in December
where the officers of the Pomona
and 12 subordinate granges will be
installed. M. G. Clark as a delegate
from the Benton County Pomona to
the State Chemurgic Council held
in Seattle will make his report of
this meeting. The efforts of the
different subordinate granges to
ward securing the grange mill for
Benton County will be reviewed and
An important resolution on mar
keting “will be submited for action
by Pomona. Immediately after
dinner the fifth degree will be con
ferred by the officers after which
the Kiona-Benton lecturer Mrs. Ir
win Knowles will have charge of the
evening program.
Woman’s Clul; Plants
Tree in City Park
The regular monthly meeting of
the Kennewick Woman’s club was
held at the Masonic hall Friday aft
ernoon. Mrs. Harriet Fleming of
Benton City. secretary of the Ben
ton County 'l'. B. League, gave an
interesting talk on the work in the
county. Mrs. T. W. Payne conduct
ed club institute, after which tea
was served with Mesdames J. R.
Ayers. Geo. Adams. I“. F. Beste, V.
W. Bird, Dan Beegle and A. F.
Brown as hostesses.
The ladies then adjourned to the
city park where they participated in
the planting of an umbrella locust
tree, donated by the club.
Looses Two Fingers
Charles E. Carpenter received
painful injuries to his fingers when
his left hand was caught in the
feed mixer at the Farmers Ex—
change Monday afternoon. Two of
his fingers were cut so deep that it
was necessary to have them ampu
tated at the Pasco hospital, but it
is believed that the third injured
finger can be saved,
} I . ' The Oldfimer I i
King Black Is
L Bemgfigmodeled‘
Grew Starts Changing
Town’s Landmarks
Work was started the first of the
week on the remodeling of the King
block, recently purchased by L. C.
Havstad. The top two tiers of con
crete blocks have been removed and
a layer of poured concrete will be
adMLfl'makea binder for~the
The upper floor will be remodeled
into four up—to-date apartments,
with central heating plant, commun
ity laundry, etc. The roof of the ad
joining building will be used by
dwellers in the apartments for grass
plots, shade, hanging clothes, etc.
Complete remodeling of the lower
floors will also be undertaken,
changes being made in the arrange
ment of the walls, ceilings lowered
and fronts changed. The building
will finally receive a coat of stuc
The new building, forty-five feet
wide, to be built adjoining, will be
used by doctors, with special ar
rangements for their purposes. A
marquee will cover the south side
of both buildings.
The King block was built in 1907
especially to house King 8:. Son’s
store, which had been located at the
foot of the street, where the Town
Pump is now located. The corner!
room was arranged for the use of
a bank, but was never occupied by‘
Kiwanis Entertains
Local‘ School Teachers
Over 90 teachers, Kiwanians and
wives gathered in the Masonic Hall
Monday evening for the annual
teachers party given by the Kiwanis
c üb.
Dessert was served to the mem
bers and guests upon arrival by the
Eastern Star and Rainbow Girls
and followed by a short program. In
the program, Chas. Knowles and
Jim Bockius gave an excellent ven
triloquist act; Gladys Wilder sang
two solos, and Mark Moulton gave
a short talk on “Kiwanis Educa
tion." In the games that followed,
Mrs. Frank Green won the prize
for bridge, Geraldine Dam for pi
nochle, Mrs. Francis Ludlow for
Chinese Checkers, Lena Mains for
baseball and Helen Campbell for
sweepstakes in all games. Dr. Bill
Stevens was awarded a consolation
I prize.
ITurkey Day is Set
I For Next Thursday
In spite of the red figures on your
calendar, Thanksgiving will be ob
served on Thursday of next week,
November 23. This according to
proclamation by the governor of the
state and the mayor of the city.
Therefore all business houses will
be closed all day. No arrangements
have been made for special services,
there will be no football game and
no other special Observances other
than the customary universal gor
Because of the date, there will be
no chamber of commerce luncheon
next week.
Girls League Delegates
The Senior Hi Girls’ League are
sending delegates to the district con
ference at Dayton this Saturaay.
They are Joyce Mulkey, Margery
Malott, Ruth Simmelink and Opal
Watkins. Miss Kathryn Brown is
accompanying them.
Because there will be no mail
delivery Thursday, and further
because printers, publishers, etc.
like to take holidays oil, this pa- ;
next week instead of Thumday. as ‘
is customary. Advertisers, corres
pondents and others ure requested
to get their copy in a day earlier
than usual next week.
to. Dedicate New
Richlgd School
Ceremonies to be Held on
Wednesday of Next
Week, NOV. 22
Governor Martin will dedicate
Richland’s; new school house Wed
nesday afternoon. November 22. The
ceremonies will start at two o'clock.
with the governor as the principal
speaker. Other details of the pro
gram have not yet been completed.
according to word received this aft
firmaon from Superintendent White
ea .
The new building, completed this
summer, is a modern affair of brick
veneer, has a large combination
gymnasium and auditorium and
plenty of class room. The build
ing will be open for inspection and
all are invited to atend both the
dedication ceremonies and the open
_ Past Masters Meet
The annual Past Masters night at
the local Masonic lodge was neld last.
evening. when 69 were served at
the dinner which preceded the rit
ualistic work. The degree team was
composed, as usual on these occas
ions ,entirely of past masters. Sev
eral out of town guests were pres
ent, including former past masters.
0. Fisher Is Elected
-District President
Nine local Odd Fellows attended
the district meeting at Grandview
Tuesday evening. 0. A. Fisher was
honored by being elected president
of the district at this meeting.
Clyde Higiey. local Noble Grand,
took first prize in one of the con
tests which took place at the meet
ing. The local chapter is planning
a dance in the". hall Wed
nesday evening. November 22, at
which time they are inviting the
Rebekahs and their friends.
Rainfl Girls 1
The Rainbow Girls will hold their
regular meeting Monday evening
and make final arrangements for
the silver tea and book review
which they are sponsoring Monday
evening. November 27 in the Ma
sonic hall at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Rich
ard Stevens of Pasco will review
the book, “Snow Water.” by Doro
thy Gardiner.
Room Mothers Tea
The Room Mothers of the Parent-
Teachers association held a meet
ing in Mrs. Hemenway's office Tues
day afternoon. Plans were discus
sed for the Thanksgiving program
next Tuesday. The teachers of the
elementary school were hostesses to
a tea following the meeting honor
ing the room mothers and the lady
teachers of the high school.
Golf Cluß Reports
Course Ready in Spring;
Re‘Elect Officers
The annual meeting of the Ken
newick Golf club was held at the
high school Sunday afternoon. when
the principal business was the elec
tion of officers. The same board of
directors was continued for the com
ing year, mm same emceuwere
re-eiected by the board.
The annual report was read and
the plans for the opening of the
course in the spring were explainerd.
The course is in fine shape. all the
tees, greens and fairways being in
good condition now and will be bet
ter by the spring opening. The club
house is ready for the alterations.
locations for trees have been select
ed. pumps set and water tests made.
While much detail is yet to be at
tended to. he course will be open
for pla early in the spring, with
everything set ready to go. Mem
bership is near the original figure
set. after which the price will be
raised from the present 875 to sllO.
plus the annual dues.
Greene Urges Sale '
of Christmas Seals
An exceptionally fine talk on tu
bercuiosis was given this noon at
the luncheon of the chamber of
commerce by Corstan Greene. prin
cipal of the junior high school. Mr.
Green was introduced by Mrs. Tom
Flemming of Benton City. who has
charge of the educational program
this year for the Benton county Tu
bercuimis League.
Mr. Greene cited the progress be
ing made in the control of the di
sease since an organized campaign
has been waged against it. He also
stressed the point that the campaign
is financed entirely by voluntary
contributions, largely in the form
of the sale of Christmas seals. He
further pointed out that all but
five percent of the money receiv
edfrom the sale or theseals re
mained in Benton county for the
work being waged here. Be urged
cheerful acceptance and use of the
seal: in this great humanitarian
Bike Rider Collides
With Automobile
‘ l
I Sidney Browne“ was painfully.
but not seriwsly. injured yummy
‘when he was struck while riding a
'bicycle by a car driven by Clan-lee
Spears. manager of the local un
l«ma Lumber Yard.
Spears had come to a stop ot the
intersection of Benton street with
Kennewick Avenue. In making the
turn, Brownell apparently didn't see
thecarintimetoavoidit. mm
thrown into the air. landing on his
shoulder on the radiator ornament
on the Spears ear. inflicting a deep
wound. He was taken to the hospi
tal for investigation, but is now
Rebekahs Elect New
Officers at Tues. Meet
The Althea Rebekah lodge enter
tained_ the members of the Kiona
lodge at their regular meeting Tues
day evening. A class of three were
initiated after which an election of
officers was held. Elvia Larkin was
elected Noble Grand; Margaret
Schuster. V. G.; Zelma Stillman. re
cording secretary; Betty Dickinson.
financial secretary and Evelyn
Lyons. treasurer. Refreshments
were served at the close
raocnauartox: l
To The People at Kennewick:
Inasmuch as Thursday. November
23. is I. day nationally eet uide
{or the observance of Thanksgiv
lnx, and inasmuch as we heve
much to be thankful (or u we
curve: the years paused and peel
ing. hereby declue Thursday.
November :3. to be h holiday. on
which all stores shell be closed
end festivity in order in con
nectlen with a propel- spirit at
Red Cross Appeals
For Membership
Rani i s tri ct
Contributions to the Com
munity Chest Covers
The American Red Cross is being
asked for help to relieve the situa
tion in the countries suffering from
the effects of this terrible war. as
America is one of sixty-three roen
tries which signed the Geneva pact.
established in 1863. thus assuming
the obligation to help relieve any of
the other 62 countries which may
have been rendered homeless and
without food and shelter through
the ravages of war or any serious
‘ Thus. America is standing by at
this time to help with this situation
We have over 73.000 Americana
abroad, who are asking for help tol‘
return to America. We have been
asked for aid to help relieve the dis-1
tress m by the Athenia disas
ter. like there come: the call (or;
help from Poland. to which $253
one has been appropriated flan dew
The American Red Croce has an
aside the sum of $250,000 which may
be used for immediate caih.
The need becomes greater all the
everyone their . ”a
0. mm In an fled Olav
making a don-tin. however mail.
The he'll-call began lovemher “and
will clone November 80. Tll and get
your my; tangible the. : 4
P;-T. A. Program Pre
sented by Grade School
The tenchers of the Elementary
grade school were in cherge of the
Parent-Mu Association meet
lng lost Thur-day evenlng in the
high school eudttorium. The pro
gram was patterned otter the “heck-
Mool' theme.
the children noting or council
men (or the kindergarten were preo
ent and Min French. kindergarten
instructor. told at their duties. The
first grade gave a clue demonstra
tion in reoding with Mica Helen
Campbell In charge. The council
vice club told at their maneging du
ties. A presentation of new flags
was glven to representatives of the
13 rooms or the elementary school
of the auditorium. forming on title
down which those present poled
at the close of the program.
Those present enjoyed refresh
ments served in the cuteterie. tol
llowing the meeting.
B.&P.W. Club Entertains
State Officers Tonight
The Business and Professional
Woman's club enjoyed a dinner at
the home of Mrs. A. H. Meyer this
evening honoring the stste presi
dent. Nydis 8. Cast of Puysllup end
Nine tier-ml o! Chehsiis. who is the
state membership ehsirmsn. This is
their first visit to the Kennewick
c u .
An inform-. 1 procrsm fouowed
thedinner composed of group sinc
inc. instmction of new members by
the loos! membership chsirmsn. Bee
McDonald; the outline oi the yesr’s
mm by [an “sins. mum
chsirmnn; end sddressu by eseh
or the honored guests. The loco!
gldub president. Vet-dens. Halter oct
ss mm
Ksthryn Brown snd W
Keynote were in chute of orange
ments for the dinner.
Miss fist-met Shamske of I‘s
oomn wss also s must.
State P. E. 0. Organizer
Visits Local Chapter
Huntington My evening. Mimi
trip to the nations! convention in
Dallas. Tens. A specie! meeting‘
was called Wedneedoy evening at:
the home otm.u.n.noulton m 1
honor of Mrs. mane Wolfe 0:
Seattle. who it sure examiner or
the WOll. While here nu,
Wolfe was house guest 1t the home
oturs.'r.c.Bmne. Sheistobe
: guest of the Paco chepter this
Stu: Banquet
The tunnel m banquet of the;
localpost mm was held‘
lest Sammy mm at the m 1
mu. About (any were mod and
cards furnished the emu-atom:
following the dinner.
Pasco in Annual
Footfl Classic
12-6 Score in Thrilling
Exhibition; Both Play
in Tflplorm
After being defeated the past two
years on the gridiron the Lions' win
last Saturday on the Pasco field
was doubly sweet. The score was
12 to 8.
Kennewick's first score was made
on the second play in the ball game.
Kenyon. Kennewick's center. inter
cepted a pass and broke through for
a forty-yard run. The try for point
On the very first play of the game.
Hanratty. Kennewick’s reliable right
end. broke one of the small bones in
his leg and was out of the game.
Keyed Up
Both teams. keyed up for this big
tame of the season. played probably
the best in every department of the
game that they have attemped this
season. The line plunges were good
for both sides. generally. and the_
open field running was spectacular
enough to give the rooters for both
teams plenty of opportunity to get
hoarse. At the latter end of the game
both sides opened up and there was
more passing by each team than
either has heretofore attempted.
The second quarter provided
thrills enough for any man‘s ball
game. Early in the section. A. Com
‘stock. Pasco quarterback. got away
for a seventy yard run on what
seemed a certain touchdown. but
was brought down by Puiiiam. A
clipping penalty brough the ball
back to the fifty. with fifteen addi
tional yards took the wind out of
the lads from over the river.
The remainder of the quarter was
spent in dangerous territory for the
Bulldogs. On the 20-yard line Ken
newick attempted a drop kick.
which failed to go over the bar.
“then a Peace tumble gave Kenne
wick the hall again. A line play ad
the ball but a yard and then
m filmed a short pass to III!!!
for a dosen yards. Back again-u
the u-yard line Kennewick tried
for .aaxlsce kick. but failed to w
it mmm
hall stem between the Peace so
and as yard lines.
In the second half Keller returned
the kickoff for as yards and gained
fifteen more on a clipping penalty
on Pasco. Then noun tote around
wick was ”again on the natural.
Pasco oen . snagged a pa...
however. and the route was reversed.
Pasco then made their yardage
Wt football. and final.
half. Mao had been hw
hling aromd on crutches all vest.
showed that he wasn't very serious
ly injured when he amped through
the Kennewick .line for is good
yards. Beiair then intercepted a
heaters . Three downs
gained £ seven yards and Pasco
blocked an W punt. giving
thempossessiono the balionxen
newick's do-yard line. Helm got
through and teams down a pass
and Kennewick the ball back
next two plays. the quarter enfl
at: the bail on Pasoo'e 82-
beet Que-ter ,
In the lest querter I out was good
for fifteen yerde on the first ploy.
then Millet mode ten through the
line for another first down. A five
yerd penelty mode it first end fit
teen end another short pass got helt
or it. losing the hell on downs.
Then Pasco passed e short one
sek. then tried enother which wee
knocked down. Pescc wee held with
no gein for two tries end then
flipped smother peas to the Ken
newick so which Helm intercepted.
Kennewick took to the sir then
seven more through the line when
jco then tumbled end Hillel: re
covered. resuming the gceiwerd
‘lnnrch tor the Kennewick Lions. A
couple or line vim end Pulliam
got ewe: tor fifteen yards. A pass
to Kenn put the hell on the Paco
two-yen! stripe. tennewick mode
hell the dbtence on the first ploy
end mined it over on the next. The
try-rcr-point wns no good. Score
Kennewick 1!: Pace 0.
Then Paco took to the sir end
in (our more posses. with two line
plus. got the hell to Kennewick's .
ten from where Oomstock passed to
Durand in the end cone {or Pesco's
only score. The try for point was
no good. l'lnel score 12-6.
The Kennewick Lions will go to
Ole Ilium this Beturdey for the fine!
geme o! the conference seeson. Ole
Blunt is the only unheeten teem in
the conference. but the Lions ere
conggent of being able to mer this
rec .
Curd Tournament
The lesion and Angina-y are to
parties at the hsli. Prise: for high
scores in both pinochie and bridge
hate Thursday evenings. and then
mud prizes for the total Icons for
the entire series. The fine his rs
-320““ be civen "my this evening.
an. M. o. Kitten u 3. mm. ma
-1: business Mtor may.

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