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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
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The Courier. est. March 27. 1902 The Reporter, est. January 24, 1908 Consolidated April 1, 1914
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Entered as Second Class matter, April 2, 1914 at P. O. at Kennewick, Wash., under act of March 3, 1879
WHY NOT?
A farmer graduate of an agri
cultural college puts up a strong
sort of barrel-haped creation in the
middle or a square field, runs a
heaVy wire from this to the steer
ing gear of his tractor at the edge
01 the land that he wants plowed,
disked,, dragged and seeded to
grain. The farmer starts his motor,
throws in the clutch and climbs off.
The tractor and implements go
’round and ’round in circles that
become smaller and smaller and
finally stops when its assigned task
is completed. _
There seems to be a sentiment of
tradition against planting rows of
corn in circles, but after all they
laughted at a chap who tied sacks
of corn stalks and wound up with
hybrid corn! They probably chuck
led over the reaper and howled over
the first milking machine. We are
not as startled at the idea of plant
ing crops in circles as some Kenne- ‘
wick readers might be. ‘
AN ANNIVERSARY
There is a nation-wide celebra
tion of the 100th anniversary of the
founding of the first college of den
tistry in the U. 8. There are many
years that have served to bring den
tistry from an apprenticeship as in
carpentry or blacksmithing, to a
profession of great technical skill
and high ethical standards. The
first college was founded in Balti
more and there young men began
the study that is today one of the
main factors in public health. We
are fortunate to have dental sur
geons close to us and especially for
tunate in securing the best type of
work possible. As much as We dis
like a toothache and as much as
we loathe the sight of a dental
chair, we respect the relief afforded
by our dentists and appreciate the
help and attention that their train
ing brings us.
OUTSIDE TOO
Our home may be our castle but
our hometown is our pride. While
we are bending efforts to do the
homecleaning it might be well to
keep the neighborhood clean and
tidy as well. The effort expended is
worth the profits and the results
are gained without a heavy taxation
on our purses. We can do a lot of
work around the yards and can al
ways find enough rubbish to fill a
basket or two. There are usually
alleys filled with empty cans and
bottles, old tires and ashes. Not a
delight to the civic eye! This ap
peal is for our citizens to clean-up
and fix-up their premises. Re
move rubbish. provide sightly con
tainers for waste, straighten up
from the front property line to the
back, remove all fire hazards from
the attic to the basement. There
are not any citizens but will aid
in the move to “Clean-Up.”
Nebraska is considering reducing
farm time fifty percent and making
up the (afference by means of a
sales tax. The idea is sound. It is a
step in the right direction. The time
is coming in this country when all
tax will be removed from property
and government financed wholly by
means of sales tax and income tax.
The possession of property is no in
dication of ability to pay tax. When
property cannot earn an income the
tax often results in its confiscation
by the government. This is wrong.
Nebraska is launching a move in
the right direction.
The time will never come in this
country when there will not be a
pressure group demanding higher
old age pensions regardless of the
size that pensions may attain. No
one ever got so much that he did
not try to get more. Unfortunately
there will always be a class of of—
tice seekers who are willing to
pledge support to such demands, re
gardless of the ability of the coun
try *0 Pal'.
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I RA c T 0 R"
How are working parts pro
tectecl?
All vital parts of the "Caterpillar" Diesel
Tractor are carefully protected by spe
cially designed seals and filters. The
final drive for example is protected by
the copper bellows seal that wards of?
dust and mod and keeps lubricant
around moving parts. Special filters keep
fuel oil and air clean.
Drop in and we'll answer this question
more fully.
‘Thls is the seventh in a series discuss
ing important points to remember when
selecting a trader.
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Rlchmond Brothers
Implement Co.
JOHN DEERE CATERPILLAR
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FREE THINKING
“All the old histories taught ‘my
country, right or wrong.’ That's the
point of view we want our children
to adopt. We can’t afford to teach
them to be unbiased and let them
make up their minds.” So says a
woman in protest to a. textbook
which has been put in the hands of
school children and which is sup
posed -to be very un-American, ac
cording to the lady. Whether the
book is such, do we" not feel that our
schools should teach the child to
Ibe unprejudiced and broad-minded,
‘to allow them to study out a cer
tain situation and think for our
selves? There are religions that are
biased and partial, but cannot the
teaching of things American deal
with all phases, whether some of
them are complimentary to the gov
ernment or not? To try and cover
up a fallen cake with thick icing
doesn’t fool the consumer. We do
not want to paint the picture with
a biased brush, To show all, tell
all, allow the mind of the child to
ferret out for itself whether or not
it approves or disapproves, to allow
the reader to choose for himself, is
only fair. In effect it will win
more than it will lose. Intelligence
with wisdom will make a child’s
Judgment more fair and prudent.
|' More than 250,000 families are go
\ ing to move from rented homes into
their own homes this spring, accord
ing to the estimates of the United
States Savings and Loan League.
Last year the number of new home
owners was 190000 and in 1936, 100,-
000. The trend, it appears, has
started. Home ownership makes for
a stability of a people. It gives one
a sense of being a part of a com
munity that a family in a rented‘
shelter never knows.
} One of the greatest perils in this
Icountry today is the pressure‘group
—the group who forces special leg
islation through congress because
they control a block of votes. As a
rule pressure group legislation is
bad for the country. Most of it is
prompted only by selfish interests
of the particular group who many
times have little or no concern as
how it affects the balance of the
country. 1
V John L. Lewis announces that if
the Democratic nominee does not
suit him he will organize a. new par
ty including in it, labor, Townsend
pension supporters and farm voters.
It would be interesting to see how
the 0.1.0. would put its ideas into
effect on a farm” Under its opera
tion bread would sell for a quarter
a loaf, eggs a. dollar a, dozen and
butter 9. dollar a pound.
It is well for us to remember that
the trees whose shade we are able
to enjoy were planted years ago by
some one who has perhaps gone on.
Do ,as much for those who come
after you by planting a tree that
they too may be grateful for the
shade.
His name may never get in
“,Whose Who” or his picture in the
Hall of Fame, but the fellow who is
industrious, thrifty and honest, who
pays his bills and rears and educates
a good family is as worthy a citi
zen of this republic as any whom
the crowd-so-generously honors.
Somehow we can’t help but have
a kindlier feeling toward the fel
low who throws some of his busi
ness our way. Its only human I: feel
that way about it. ‘
Your grocer
' will be glad to include ‘
Belair’s Better Bread
on your order, for he knows it is the best bread to be
had. It is made of none but first-class ingredients,
and a little better than necessary.
It is made in Kennewick, with Kennewick labor. all Of
which helps us all,
“It’s Good—And Good For You !”
If a boy isn’t taught to work as a
boy he is going to have to learn it
after he becomes a man. Industry is
a habit, and the parent who doesn’t
create such a habit in his son or
daughter is doing them an injus
tice. He is handicapping them for
life. This is a working world and
the man who doesn’t know how to
work soon finds that there is no
place in it for him.
As long as the government con
tinues to buy up the surplus there
will not be much tendency toward
crop reduction. The purchase of
surpluses by the government with
out strict control upon production
is basically unsound.
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TEN YEARS AGO—I93O
‘ Mrs. G. H. Shanafelt, enumerator,
had just completed taking the cen
sus for the city limits.
Easter was to be observed in the
Kennewick churches the followinng
Sunday.
C. L. Powell, community chest
chairman, had stated that the drive
showed $75 over the amount of the
budget. - _ _ ,
The federal post office depart
ment had agreed to authorize the
extension of Route 1 from Lamp
son’s corner for one-half mile, serv
ing seven more families in East
Kennewick.
Mrs. W. S. Washburn was elected
president of the Kennewick Wo
man’s club.
J. R. Ayers shipped 75 bags of
"99‘ M‘EdEY-_ - _ ‘ __ _
Mrs. T. C. Browne had left for
the coast, where she would make a
two week's inspection tour of PE.
0. chapters.
Mrs. T. W. Payne had sold her
residence in the Garden Tracts to
Clyde Bush, manager for the John
Dower Lumber company. _ 7
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
H. E. Oliver on the eighth birthday
of their other son, Jackie.
The Northwestern Natural Gas
company had’asked the city for an
extension of time in their franchise
as the company wished to put in
the Kennewick pipelines at the
same time they were piping at Pas
co.
' Opening the 1930 season the Ken
?newick nine was to meet the White
Bluffs boys in their first baseball
game the following Sunday. The
bat slingers for Kennewick includ
ed Johnson, Wfllsey, Warter, Lin
den, Precht, Higley, Montgomery,
Cox, Tewalt, Harris, Hudlow, Ger
ber and Piert.
TWENTY YEARS AGO—I92O
One section of the new concrete
work on the Columbia. Irrigation
district’s main canal two miles out
broke, giving 50 feet out of the
side and 100 feet of the lining..
'Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Wysong and
daughter of Portland were in Ken
newick in view of locating here.
Joe Olbrich sr., pioneer resident
of the Garden Tracts, had sold his
five-acre orchard home to John D.
Kathman of Kalispell, Montana.
Mr. Olbrich was planning to make
his home in California.
The Charles Mayes and D. C.
Hall families were left homeless
when fire broke out in the Barr
building on Walnut street, where
they were making their home. Both
men were employed by the Liberty
MotOr company.
THE KENNEWICK (WASH.) COURIER-REPORTER
‘ The Twin City Bakery was then
located in its new home juSt south
of the theatre building. The new
large oven which had been installed
would double the output.
Wm. Morain was driving a new
Nash Quad truck.
The Square Deal Realty company
had moved its headquarters from
Richland to Kennewick. The com
pany was located in the new thea
tre building.
THIRTY YEARS AGO—I9IO
The Hover brothers were plan
ning to erect seven twenty-five foot
store rooms on Second street just
east of the Kennewick Hotel. The
stores were to be 100 feet deep and
the interior arranged to suit the
renters. The Tulles Drug company
was planning to erect a building
during the summer, making with the
Hover row nearly a solid block of
business houses.
Members of the local commercial
club were hosts to some Portland
men as guests of the Open River
Transportation company for the
purpose of aequainting them with
possibilities of up river trade. _
‘ Several new houses were under
construction in the Olmsted addi
tion and the work of laying the 20
miles of cement sidewalk had com
menced.
Cedonia Gravenslund was taken to
the Prosser hospital and was im
proving from her illness.
H. S. Hughes left for Prosser,
where he is serving on the jury.
The Kennewick Transfer com
pany was having a street light
erected In front of their place of
business.
Friday, April 15th had been set
aside as patrons day at the Ken
newick schools at which time the
parents were to inspect the year’s
work. The high school students
taking part in the program included
Ethel Fry, Rosella and Margaret
Hamilton, Geo. Williams Shirley
Holmes, Edna Dimmick, Geo. Rich
ardson, Ruby Slaugenhaupt and
Jessie Perry.
With the exception of a few
‘miles on the portage railroad wool
from the Coffin Bros. sheep ranch
at Finley was shipped to Boston by
water. This was a new example of
money saving transportation for the
Inland Empire and emphasized pos
sibilities for the opening of the Col
umbia river and Panama canal.
’PICKED UP
AROUND TOWN
“The fellow who makes a come
back," believes Home Wray. “is
Just as worthy as the xenow who is
called a. go-gettu.”
L. G. Bailey says as a nation we
have been minding our business
pretty well, and much better than
he expected.
“There is nothing more costly,"
sighs Chas. Powell, “than the po
litical candidate who says the
wrong thing at the right time.”
Dutch Staley says he used to
wonder why they put bed-time
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is beginning to understand.
“You might buy a suit with a
button missing." thinks Ernest Hu
ber. “but the price tag is usually
fastened on tightly enough.”
“There is many a radio fan
hereabouts." avers Roy Washbum.
“who cusses the inventor of the
electric drill.”
Mills Brothers Get
Delivery of 2 Trucks
ROVER—Bob Mllls arrived home
Sunday morning from Flint. Michi
gan, where he purchased a tan and
a half Chevrolet truck tor his fa
ther. William Mills and a Chevro
let pick-up for Charles Mills.
Mrs. B. B. Stewart left Tuesday
to visit her son, Harlow Stewart and
family at Wendling. Oregon. She
will also visit friends and relatives
in Portand. Mrs. Minnie Ashby will
stay at the Stewart residence dur
ing her absence,
IF YOU THINK
YOUR JOB
Is DIFFERENT
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each took a. car-load of the young
people of the W League to
Pmseer to attend an Epworth Leo.-
gue meeting Saturday evuunc.
Bill Blair is making preparations
for pouring the concrete founda
tion for Port Hover.
The Nazarene WPMS. met Bun
day afternoon with Mrs. Prim:
Montague.
Glen Ashby spent Friday evening
with home folks.
Mrs. Minnie Ashby. Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Cochran and Clark McCoy
called on Mrs. Myra Hockersmith
in East Kennewick Sunday after
noon.
George nuns had an accident on
Monday evening. The car over
turned and went over the river bank
by the Hughes place. The car door
came open and in his attempt. to
close it lost control or the car.
Miss Dorothy Dahnn was 3 din
ner guest of Mrs. Frank Wendel
Sunday.
Mrs. Glen Lenden spent the
week-end at Bnemerton and Sno
qualmle.
' leave it to us‘
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International Truck and
body built to haul your loads
with least expense per ton
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