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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, April 11, 1940, Image 8

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Pioneer Promoter
of Real Estate
Passes Suddenly
Howard S.- Amon, pioneer real
estate promoter of this community,
passed away at his home in Eugene,
Oregon, Saturday following a three
day illness from a heart attack. He
was 63 years of age. his birthplace
being at Athena. Oregon, on August
18, 1877.
Mr. Amon was responsible for
much of the beginning of Kenne
wick, coming here in 1902, and or
ganizing the Kennewick Hardware
company and Kennewick’s first
bank. The Exchange Bank. He
then began his business as a real
estate promoter when he purchas
ed the lots between the Kennewick
Hotel and the canal. known as
Amon’s addition to the city. A few
years later Mr. Amon moved his
family to Richland and began the
Richland town site. first of all or
ganizing the Benton Water company
and constructed Richland’s canal,
thus establishing an irrigation sys
tem. He also donated land to Rich
land known as the Amon Park.
Wherever he went he was always
looking into the future of the com
munity in which he resided. After
leaving Richland he had been a resi
dent in Seattle, New York, Portland
and for the past five years had been
in the real estate busineSs in Eu
gene. Mr. Amon, in cooperation
with the county engineer, was pro
moting an irrigation project which
had proven quite successful for
dairymen in that vicinity. He also
had purchased a tract of land just
out of the city and completed the
construction of eight new houses and
was contracting the building of
others at the time of his death.
Surviving him are his widow: a
son, Arthur H. Amon. White Plains,
New York; a daughter, Mrs. A. R.
Hales, Portland and four grandchil
dren. Three brothers and four sis
ters also survive him, three of
whom are Mrs. C. C. Williams, Mrs. :
I. N. Mueller and A. C. Amon of
this city. Mrs. Mueller and Mr.
Amon attended the funeral services
which were held from the Veatchl
Funeral chapel in Eugene Tuesday
afternoon. I
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Grand Officer Visits
The local Eastern Star chapter
will hold its regular business meet
ing on Tuesday evening. April 16,
with a social hour following to
which the me‘nbers’ husbands are
invited to attend. On April 24 a
special meeting will be called hon
oring Jesse B. Hedges of Yakima.
worthy grand matron O.E.S. of
Washington. and who will make her
official visit at this time.
School District is
Working Out Plans
for New Busses
Board thlnks slx modern
busses could be purchlas
ed out of present bud
‘ get; state to help
At a special session of the school
board held Thursday morning with
the local school bus drivers, the
problem of transportation was dis
cussed. The problems of whether
the district should own and operate
the fleet of busses or whether it
should contract with individuals to
buy and operate such busses were
given the most consideration during
the meeting.
The district at present is definite- ‘
ly faced with the problem of having
to get more new equipment that will
meet the state requirements for bus
transportation. At present the dis
rict cost per year for transportation
is approximately $11,500 a year or
16%% of our total budget This cost
is now approximately 4% higher
than it should be and is taking some
of the funds that should ordinarily
go into other phases of our educa
In a survey of the seven routes
now run by the older pieces of
equipment it appeared they could
be combined into six routes with
busses of the 58 passenger type.
Looking at it from the district's an
gle the school administration feels
that if we owned our fleet of six
busses that we could operate for
$7,500 per year, but in order to buy
l-the busses on a five year lease-ren
ital plan, which can be done in this
state, we would have to pay $5,000
‘ per year not to exceed six payments.
Another advantage in district- ‘
owned busses is the fact that the
state makes an annual allowance of
ten percent of the purchase price to
the district to be added to the oper
ation cost. of which half is retum
ed. In other words, the state pays
for one-half of the district’s invest
ment in busses. '
At the end of this time the busses
would become the property of the
district and the five thousand dol
lar payment would be relinquished,
‘leaving our bus system then to be
operated at a much lesser cost than
at present. The administration
feels that this could be accomplish
ed out of our present operating cost
with out asking any additional
funds from the district. .
Looking at it from the individual
ownership side it would be almost
impossible for individuals to buy
standard busses that would meet the
state requirements at the present
time without an expenditure of ap
proximately $4.200 for each piece of
equipment. The district cannot
contract with an individual for long
er than a one year period. Then in
order to contract with an individual
so that he could purchase such a
piece of equipment our present costs
would have to be decidedly increas
ed which our budget at present will
not permit.
The problem as it presents itself
to the administration is either the
district should own and operate the
basses with our present revenues or
contract for individuals with an in
creased cost which would require a
special levy of approximately two
mills for several years.
A public hearing on next year’s
budget will be held on April 25th.
At this time opportunity will be
given for further discussion on the
vbussing problem and statistics will
‘.be available for a full and complete
investigation of the angles of the
problem. '
We can imagine the conversation
between mommer and her boy in
many a home:
Mother—Now. Milton, don’t you
want to listen to the radio now?
Mother—But your homework is on
the air. ‘
Milton—That’s why I don't wanna
lissen to the radio!
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Mother—lf you don't listen to the
radio you’ll grow up and be igno
rant. and what happens to boys who
grow up ignorant?
Milton—They get radio jobs at
$5,000 a night. ‘
I Not;;out-of-Tm l
In most cases one to
three days service.
Write for our money
saving prices.
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Here Lake Cheian is shown as it appears looking down from War Creek
Trail at Moore’s Point. It is being used in national advertising this
Spring by the Washington State Progress Commiasion.
K.H.S. Band Will
Compete in Music
Contest of Valley
The high school band, numbering
thirty members. will journey to El
lensburg on Friday of next week to
compete with other groups from the
Yakima valley for musical honors.
This is the second year the band
has taken part in such a contest.
Last year the band Was fortunate in
bringing back a top rating in class
C which includes all high schools of
less than 250 enrollment. This year,
according to Mr. Asbury. the direct
or of the group. the band will be up
against much stiffer competition
and the music required is of a much
more difficult nature. Neverethe
less, the band ,has been working
hard and should come back with a
favorable rating.
The music chosen for thé meet is
to consist of a warm-up march,
Minstrel Parade by Kleppman, “The i
Traveller Overture” by Buchtel and
“Robin Hood Fantasy” -by Brock
ton. The uniform worn by band
members will be white trousers or
skirts, white sweaters over white
shirts and blouses with the band
letter emblem plainly in view. This
is the same uniform that was used
last year, and the Kennewick band
had the distinction of being one of
the best dressed bands in the meet
last year.
The personnel of the band is as
follows: clarinets, Gordon Hille,
Sidney Brownell, Robert Neuman,
Don Aman, Claude Shattuck, John
Hughes, Irene Pace and Norma
Berg; saxophones, Dave Wooden.
Merlin Giles, Forrest Spears, Jim
Reed, Norma Klum, Patsy Sonnen
burg Glenn Silliman and Doris
Aman. Trumpets. Gene Whittemore,
James Anderson, Fred Thompson
and Howard Simona: sousaphones,
.Trac Murphy. and Jim Thrasher;
trombones, Phil Talbott. Kenneth
Poore and Richard libraker; horns,
Ethel Campbell and Vernon Os
borne; drums, Jack Atterbury, Bill
Rokkan and Goldie Frank.
The high school band will also ap
pear this Sunday afternoon on the
radio show at the high school audi
torium and is preparing for the
Ifiigh ighool variety show to be given
ay .
The Wednesday bridge club met
at .the home of Mrs. Ray Maudieid
in Pasco with Mrs. Cecil Anderson,
Mrs. Lawrence Scott and Mrs. How
ard Hinckley receiving honors for
the afternoon.
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Mother—lt‘s a wonderful thing to
get school work over the radio.
,Milton—What’s wonderful about
Mother-Everything. When I was
a little girl I had no radio to listen
to and get my homework.
Milton—Those were the den!
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Mother—Think of it! Just sitting
in a chair by a radio and having
your teacher come to you by air.
Milton-l get enough of her in
school. Besides. it's not so easy.
Last night I had an important lea
son and I got my teacher. two ship
wrecks. a mystery drama. a British
war and the United States marine
hand all at the same time.
Mother—Milton. no more non
sense. Tune in and do your home
work. .
Milton—Okay. mom. but it i grow
up stupid you'll know this was a
lousy radio set.
Chain Stores Fm Ruin
Washington. net—Speaking in
defense of his proposed “chain store
legislation." Representative Wright
Patman of Texas admitted that his
bill is aimed at destroying twenty
national retail store systems. in
which millions of dollars are in
vested by hundreds of thousands of
shareholders in every state in the
nation. If enacted. the bill would
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