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Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing Co., 217 Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, Washington
Member of National Editorial Association and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
Subscription $2.00 per year R. E. REED, Editor and Publisher
The Courier, est. March 27. 1902 The Reporter, 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
If the American Legion had no
other program than the one of keep
ing alive Americanism in this
country these days it would be the
most wortnwnue organization. Too
many have taken its privileges for
granted and too many are easily
led astray by wild eyed radicals who
condemn everything, promise every
thing and can guarantee and deliv
er nothing.
If Europe becomes engaged in a
general war on the same scale that
the World war was fought it will
bankrupt Europe. This will place
the United States in a unique posi
tion, it it is successful in remain
ing out of the war. From the fact
that it will occupy such a position
its problems will become more com
plicated and will call for the most
intelligent type of administration.
It will probably fall to our lot to
bind up the wounds of a battered‘
Europe and contribute to the re-‘
habilitation of a sadder if not wiser
people. ‘
There should be in every town a
club devoted to beautification of the
town. The chief function of such a
group is to keep aliVe the town’s
civic pride and to make it conscious
of the advantages of a beautiful
town. Each spring a landscape
architect can be brought to the town
to talk to its citizens on the im
portance of a beautiful town to
those who live and work there. Sug
gestions may be made regarding the
planting of trees and shrubbery to
screen from public view unsightly
places. Vacant lots may be screen
ed in with shrubs. The city dump
or automobile grave yard at the
city’s limits may be screened in
with suitable trees and shrubs. It is
a useful and a helpful activity.
It's a good thing sometimes if
your appreciation of what it means
to live in America lags, to remem
ber that if, when you are gathered
at home tonight, a knock should
come upon your door you do not
neighbor or a friend and not a secret
spy who has come to arrest you and
take you away, you know not where.
because of something you have
said on the street corner during the
day. This is the condition that ex- 1
ists in every Communist or dictator J
government country. One of the
failings of the human race is its
inability at appreciating the full
incaning of liberty until liberty is
The Hatch bill is directing consid
erable. attention to the activity of
political job holders in campaigns.
.'rhe importance of most political job
holders as campaign aids, in our
opinion, is often over emphasized.
Once they land in a political job
they lose most of the influence they
might have once had. Their efforts
politically from then on are so ob
viously in their own interest that
they very often do not get the fol
lowing they had once as privates in
the party ranks.
There are few things that create
a greater feeling of relief than to
get the feeling that the farnily bus
has a flat tire and to discover, on
getting out and making a tour of in
spection, that all four tires are up.
One of the grestest of truths is
the simple homely truth that no
really smart person will live beyond
his means or buy things that he
cannot afford. There is always a
pay day, and pay day worry has a
way of taking all the joy out of the
pleasures that one cannot afford.
Among the things we should be
thankful for in this country, a lo
cal man said yesterday, is that the
Lord made the Atlantic ocean as
wide and as deep as he did.
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about a dog catcher who had
a wooden leg. At first it was
hard to imagine how a dog
catcher with a wooden leg
could catch many dogs.
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We asked one of the
boys in the barber shop
about it and he figured
that the dog catcher just
stood on the corner and
waited far the dogs to
come to him.
i t i .h
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[ The Old Timer says that
after observing some slouchy
individuals he is convinced
that nature is in a slump,
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Perhaps you have observed
the increased number of buy
ers on our Tailored Clothing
Merit always wins.
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We’ll be glad to prove that
statement if you’ll drop in and
see us.
lJeal Cleaners
1'30“ III!
We'd like to know what Confucius
would say about some of these say
ings so freely imputed to his vener
able self.
It is perhaps just as well that
President Roosevelt didn’t send H.
R. Cromwell in place of Mr. Welles
to Europe to discover a way for
peace. Mr. Cromwell isn’t well
enough schooled in the language of
diplomacy to refrain from express
ing his true convictions.
A local Democrat in commenting
on the vote in congress on the
Hatch bill, said yesterday, that the
Republicans shouldn’t be given too
much credit for voting far a law to
keep all the Democratic jpbholders
out of politics.
The time is coming when the
registration of finger prints of every
citizen will be required. It is the
best identification known and about
the only identification about which
a question of some kind cannot be
If at the close of the World war
Germany had been treated by the
victors as Germany has treated Po
land the present war would not have
happened. There are many who
believe that the armistice was pre
maturely declared.
While some question Secretary
Hull’s trade agreements, no one
questions his honesty and his sin
cerity. Secretary Hull at no time
has trimmed his actions to the yard
stock of political expediency.
’ Its strange how crazy ideas of yes
terday become the good solid sense
101' today. A few years ago a candi
date for governor of Kansas ran on
a platform, one of the planks of
which was a pond on every .farm.
The idea was hooted then but since
that time it has become the accept
ed program for the state. 8011 and
water are the state’s shief assets. It
always has the soil, but it must con
serve the moisture in times of plen- %
ty if it is to have it in time of need. J
The Richland bank closed its
doors upon order of the board of di
The grade school baseball team
finished their first season by win
ning all four games. Some of the
players were Walt McCamish, Bill
Hem-bree, Jack O'Neil, Leroy Mad-.
dox. Issuer Brown, Bill Graves and
Harold Lenz.
The city was then engaged in
working on the continuation of
Fruitland street in the Garden
Tracts. A discussion of the city’s
street lighting system was held by
the council.
Immediate action was being dis
cussed toward putting the Highland
pumping plant and was assured by
the federal reclamation board, who
had a representative at a recent
meeting in Kennewick.
There had been $1346 in cash and
pledges turned in so far to the com
munity chest campaign fund.
'E. s. McDonald, who had spent
several days in the Pasco hospital
recovering from injuries in a recent
accident, was home.
A. T. Belair had installed a neon
sign for his bakery.
Miss Leone Skeen had accepted a
More valuable than gold
YOUR HEALTH—and your family’s health is
the most important thing in the world. Food
plays an important part in maintaining health
and you can find no better balanced food t h a n
the modern BREAD.
Only the very best of materials, skillfully and
scientifically blended and baked are used in
Belair’s Better Bread
Ask for it by name from your grocer
position with the Three' Rivers
Growers association.
1 A contract was let to T. C. Browne
for the erection of a series of stor
age rooms at the rear of the Ho
ver block. The excavation work for
the basements was to be done by W.
A. Morain.
Machinery and equipment for the
Kennewick-Richland Marketing un
ion cold storage plant arrived and
would be installed in time for the
strawberry season.
The valley baseball league was to
begin with the first game on April
18 with six teams in the game.
H. J. Liebel, fruitgrower of the
Highlands, had purchased’ property
at Yakima and Fourth streets. This
included three lots, a two story.
brick and small frame building, the
consideration being reported at
The Richland Advocate had mov
ed into its new building and was
again ready for business.
W. F. Altrogge had accepted a po
sition with the ditch company and
was moving into the Pratt ranch
east of Kennewick.
Chas. E. Lum had just finished
an addition to his house.
i F. H. Sands. clerk of the North
em Pacific freight depot was taking
a three months’ leave of absence.
Barton Sheri: had arrived from
the University of Oregon to spend
Easter vacation at his home here. ‘
} The Yakima valley power com
pany had just completed a new pow
er station and was being rapidly
equipped with the latest type elec
trical equipment. The local plant
would handle during that season
1500 horse power capacity with the
aid of other stations.
The regular meeting of Kenne
wick’s rifle association met for the
purpose of discussing a bill before
the legislature. '
‘ The Northern Pacific and s. P. a:
S. has made an agreement concern
ing grade crossings in the Kenne
wick valley. ‘
Mrs. H. H. Peters of Seattle, who
has been visiting with her parents
here had returned home.
Glenn Puderbaugh had returned
to the fourth grade after a three
weeks absence.
The Richland Investment com
pany was the name of the new real
estate firm selling land at Richland.
The members included H. S. Amon,
L. E. Amsbury and Wm. Muncey.
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Auto Insurance is man’s
greatest modern defense
against Financial Loss . . .
Absolute Protection -
Dist. Mgr., NO. 25
1111.; company had a White Steam
er. 60 horse power touring car, to
take care of the traffic.
The attendance at the reading
room in the library had been in
creasing with a total number of 150
visitors being there during the past
Geo. D. Peters had sent to the;
Sunny South for a real old fashion
ed “cullud man” to work on his
Mrs. Chas. Conway reported that
she had found strawberry blossoms
on their ever-bearing plants a week
No skating Monday, second and fourth Tuwdays.
Beginner’s Night—first and third Tuesdays.
Special Instruction 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kids, up to 12. Sunday afternoon —l5 c. Adults —25 c.
ADMISSION EVENING Ladies 25c; Gents 35c
Join Columbia Roller
Shun; every Thurs. Night
7:30 to 10:30
Admission Members
Ladies 15c Gents 20c
Everyone else: 25c and 35c
Hard Time Costume Skating Party
. Saturday Evening, April 13
Those not in hard time costumewillbeflned.
mazes om you new cos'rm
mums mm mum—l pr. rink roller skates.
LADIES SECOND PRIZE—2 free passes.
GENTS FIRST PRIZE—I pr. rink roller skates.
GENTS SECOND PRIZE—2 free passes.
ADM—Ladies 25c Gents 35c
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Swell I “ Youth Treatment: ” Change oil for Spring
Better yet: Change to OIL—PLATING
What’s worse than a late Winter? That’s easy. . .
the late W'mter’s oil still slapping around in your
engine. Changing it now is true economy, and you’ll
see why you’re a regular economy “shark” to change
to OIL-PLATING at Your Mileage Merchant’s Conoco
station today.
todrainandthenre-fillwithConocoGel-umcessed '
' oil—at a perfectly usual price. But here’s what’s
extremely unusual: you simply start up and the
costly man-made extra substance in this patented
oil promptly begins bonding lubricant to engine
Columbia Roller Rink
Brick Oliver has an law, that Ru
not so well-oiled!
‘ “We object to answering personal
questions for census toting.” 1":
marks Curran Chews, “and in the J
Learn to Roller Skate
Beginnen’ Night. lst and SN
My: every month.
Special instructions 6:30 to
7:30—n0 extra charge.
ADM: Luna 25c: Gents 35c
meantime file an income tax report
that tells it all."
“It's the certainty of death and
taxes—and license tact.” says curt
Tin-net. I
“It doean't pmve anything when
ALL-TRUCK mucus;
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are designed and built g
trucks. .. . Tbs: is the founds- ‘
tion of Internsfionsl's 34-year
reputation. That's why. in the
heavy-duty field. there are more
lacerations! Trucks bought
then any oth" IIIIIKO. Come
in and ulk over your tracking
needs. All sizes. $540!! up.
Kenriewick Implement Co. I
Phone h3l
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That's your ommma. which can't fly off. or -
. . . all-night stands. 'lhat’a why ommmn bear
ings, and outnum‘piwon ring. in OIL-PLATED
'lhe lea of that harmful oil-Itarved starting. the ,
: lear’nkofawomenginethatover—eauoil. Change
to OIL-mm today at Your Mileage Merchant’s ‘
Commutation. Take-meantime. Butit’san
Gaumcauadoil. ConfinentalOilCompany
Thursday, Am Q M
‘ Hitler says God is on m. ~
Stalin says there is not z“.
thinks Rev. Croft. o‘.-
All that can be said
in sdmlrauon {or the :::."
respect for their com-m. “i
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