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Allis Lose Three Ships
London. England—The Admiralty
“mm the loss of three destroyers
in m fighting accompanying the
flmwal of British forces from
love! Norway. One was British, one
am and the other French.
mm ,immediately offered the
Wl3l Polish government a
m destroyer to replace the loss,
m was accepted.
Peace Rumors Persist
Rome, Italy—Visits of Crown
Prince Humbert to the Pope and
limouni and the continued pres
ence here of Myron C. Taylor, Pres
ident Roosevelt’s personal emissary
to the Vatican, are advanced in sup
port‘of a persistent rumor that the
Italian House of Savoy will join
‘ pope Pius XII and President Roose
velt in a determined efifort to keep
Italy out of war, even tho the con
centration of the British fleet in the
gast Mediterranean continues to
inflame Italian opinion.
nigh Court Reverses Self
Washington, D. C.——Although- the
"mile of reason’ ’laid down by the
11.8. Supreme Court in 1911 has for
.generation governed anti-trust de
cisions, the present court, with Jus
tices Roberts and Mcßeynolds dis
senting and Chief Justice Hughes
and Justice Murphy not participat
m, handed down a 5 to 2 decision
milling twelve Midwest oil corpora
;bm and five individuals guilty of
conspiracy to violate the Sherman
Act The decision reVerses the
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
and holds all price-fixing agree
ments illegal, even when they re
duce prices and eliminate competi
Pulitzer Winners Announced
New York City—Trustees of Col
umbia University announce the fol
- lowing Pulitzer Awards for 1939:
Book. “The Grapes of Wrath” by
John Steinbeck; play. ‘Time of Your
Lita,” by William Saroyan: bio
graphy, “Life and Letters of Wood
row Wilson,” by Ray Stannard
Baker; history, ‘Abraham Lincoln"
by Carl Sandberg; poetry, “Col
lected Poems” by Mark Van Doren.
Lenders See Bright Outlook \
’New York‘ City-Industrial giants
cmdncting a symposium in the
General Motors Building at the
World’s Fair, which opens Satur
diy. told 400 college men assembled
It the invitation of GM Chairman
Alfred P. Sloan, jr., that technolog
iulsclence. far from decreasing em
ployment, was daily creating new
fields for the present generation.
Among those who answered puzzling
questions proposed by college men
were G-M President Wm. s. Knud
ln. Dr. Karl T. Compton, President
Of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology; Dr. Ernest M. Hop
ins, President of Dartmouth Col
late. and General Hugh 5. Johnson,
The Business Week
Mth steel production at about 65
percent of capacity, Edward R.
Mflnms. jr., chairman of the
board of the United States Steel
Wanda. told his stockholders
attheir annual meeting that he saw
little necessity for plant enlarge-
Mt to handle possible business due
to the war . . . General Motors de-
M a common dividend of SI.OO
I"? share, compared with 75 cents
inuarch. Total dividends paid last
M amounted to $3.00 per share
-- ~ooco Cola earned $7,632,000 dur
ing the first quarter of this year, a
{minor more than $1,000,000 and de-
Wed 3 common dividend of 75
flats per share . . . Sterling ex
“lnge sent the English pound
ll’lu to $3.41. lowest quotation since
1’33- The French Franc dropped to
NW 2 cents.
Cotton Insurance Vetoed
Washm on, D. c. President
antlfieveltggetoed a measure to ex-
W to the nation's cotton growers
'he same insurance system now. in
mention for wheat production. His
Ms stated that the wheat ex-
Pmment has not reached a stage of
“085 that would justify its ex
m3km to other crops.
“weapons. Minn—The isola
h 01 a component part of uran
’ “11.1 mm as U-235, may. if sub‘
‘luent experiments at the Uni
'H'Sity 01 Minnesota produce suf
ndfllt commercial quantities,
We the entire modern scheme
to Mer production. So far, it is
“MEG to have an explosive force
0‘ 30300990 that of deadly TNT,
and a lum;) of it weighing about a
Mind Would create enough energy
‘hen harnessed to turbines, to run
an ocean liner almost indefinitely.
Nit constantly renews its power.
Ifile‘s’fldsts both at Minnesota and at
York's Columbia University,
M 3 giant atom-smasher re-
Med the tremendous power of the
“We. hailed it as the world’s
"we“ potential source of energy
"It! the nearest approach yet (1.15-
M ‘0 Perpetual motion.
Highlanders and
Businessmen See
High Line Area
Group meets With Phosser
club on trip to experi
ment farm; would add
to business
Touring the Kiona section of the
Kennewick irrigation district and
portions of the Roza project near
Prosser, 24 members of the Kenne
wick Chamber of Commerce Tues
day noon joined a group of Prosser
Commercial club members for a
tour of the state experiment sta
tion near Prosser in the afternoon.
Ed Brand, manager of the Ken
newick irrigation district, led the
delegation. Charles Powell, H. E.
Oliver, Ernest Huber, Robert Gragg,
Forrest Grass. Ted Watkins, H. C.
Schmidt, Cecil Anderson, Odes
Sloan, Howard McGhee, Edward
Carpenter, R. W. Wood, A. C. Mor
gan, Robert Brown, Harry Davis,
A. W. Myers, Victor Heberlein, Bruce
Lampson, Guy Story, Robert Dehn
off. William Foraker and M. N. Hud
nall were included in the group.
“We hope to increase the size of
the Kennewick irrigation district,”
Powell explained. “This would bring
added business to Prosser as well as
to all other lower valley towns.”
Robert Gay was in charge of the
delegation of Prosser men who vis
ited the experiment station. At the
joint noon meeting John Whitehead,
manager of the Benton county Ru
ral Electric association, said com
pletion of the Bonneville power
line will bring lower cost farm pow
er to the Prosser district. A Bonne
ville power administration field of
fice has been established in Yaki
ma to handle power sales in this
area—Yakima Herald.
Junior High Students
Win in Track Events
May Fete track meet winners
from Kennewiclg _gi_rls are:
60-yard dash, under 100 pounds—
Mary Smith, third place.
75-yard dash, over 100 pounds—
Ida Smith, second place. . -
40-yard dash, under 60 pounds—
Frances Lee, second place.
‘ Boys -
60-yard dash, under 100 pounds—
Billy Green, third place.
75-yard dash, over 100 pounds—
Jimmy Boldt, third place.
75-yard shuttle relay - second
Broad Jump. under 100 pounds—
Gerald Maury, first place; Jimmy
Doyle, second place.
High jump, under 100 pounds—
Jimmy Doyle, second place.
Broad Jump, over 100 pounds—
Jimmy Boldt. third place.
High Jump, over 100 pounds—
Jimmy Boldt, third place.
Mothers’ Day Program
Observed at O.E.S. Meet
Kennewick chapter O.E.S. held
its regular business meeting Tues
day followed -by a mother’s day pro
gram, which was composed of “Ori
gin of Mother’s Day,” Cora Reed;
solo, Marjorie LaMott: duet. Jennie
Chellis and Lillian Swayze; reading.
Clarabelle Safford; piano solo, Mar
jorie Passage; reading, Irma Pratt;
closing song in unison, “God Bless
America”, The Eastern star mem
bers were assisted by the Rainbow
girls in the program. Out-of-town
guests present included Mrs.
Blanche Curtin of Glascow, Mon
tana and Mrs. Kathryn Bolton 01
Portland. _ _
_ E‘Hénfiéxt meeting will be a me
morial service on May 21.
W. E. Boise Looses Life
From Bee Sting Today
W. E. Boise, a resident near Fin
ley died enrou-te to the doctor this
morning, as the result of a bee
sting. He wasrushed to Kennewick
after visiting neighbors and telling
of his illness. He leaves one son,
Ervin Boise of Myrtle, Idaho and
funeral arrangements are pending
his arrival.
May Enlarge Port Dist.
At a joint meeting with the'
transportation committee of the
chamber of commerce last evening,
the port district officials decided to
submit the proposition of enlarging
the district to the voters. It is
planned to include all of road dis
trict No. 3 within the port district
boundaries. The district boundar
ies then would include all the area
in the east end of the county from
the river north of Richiand on a
straight line to the junction of the
river again near Plymouth.
School Election May 24
Registration books are closed un—
til after the school election on the
The school election is to deter
mine whether or not the money for
the purchase of the six new buses
shall be by a bond issue or on the
lease purchase plan from current
expense. The election will be held
from 1 to 8 at the city hall and all
registered voters in the school dis
trict are privileged to vote.
Twenty—five ministers and their
wives met Monday at the Finley
parsonage for the parsonage club
district meeting.
_— Mother’s Day —_
(WNU Service)
New Cannery Has
New Process for
For Sealing Tins
Plant begins operations
on asparagus this week;
about ninety employed
this week.
The Walla. Walla cannery got
underway this week, although on
short hours so far, due to mechani
cal difficulties which are being
rapidly overcome. The plant is
modern in every respect and is even
ahead of older plants in some of
their equipment.
The plant has no “exhaust boxes"
-—preheating equipment designed to
boil the air out of the cans before
the sealing process takes place. The
latest method of accomplishing this
is by mechanically sucking the air
out of the can. The new machines
exhaust the air by a vacuum pro
cess, after which the lids are
crimped on and the cooking is done
This equipment is the very latest
development in processing _in tin
containers and effects a big saving
in the costs of operation.
The plant plans to operate for
about thirty days on asparagus aft
er which ~the equipment will be
changed over to handle the toma
toes and other products which are
under contract. A A -
About sixty women and thirty
men are being employed in the new
The Kennewick cannery has not
yet started on the asparagus run,
but it is understood that it will open
soon. going on into the tomatoes as
soon as they are ready.
Variety Show Program
Announced for Fri. Eve
Friday night at 8 o‘clock sharp.
the curtains will rise on the high
school variety show of 1940. De
signed to benefit the high school
music department. a varied and
highly entertaining program is
promised. A complete program
First on the program is a Lilli
putian Wedding put on by young
sters from the grade school, follow
ed by several numbers by the band.
Then the high school chorus, as
sisted by the Schubert club, will
offer several numbers. The band
will again play, followed by a hi
larious and highly melodramatic
comedy entitled ‘Rudolph's Re
venge”, which is presented by the
senior dramtics class. Later in the
program, a girls’ trio will perform.
The climax of the show will be the
“Parade of Fashion” style show.
presenting costumes both new and
“ine members of the band are
taking care of the advance sale of
tickets. A , ‘
Don’t forget the cafeteria sup
per at six o'clock at the high school
lunchroom. Following the dinner,
school patrons will have an oppor
tunity to see a number of interest
ing and educational exhibits in the
classrooms on the first floor of the
A parade was held this noon, with
grade, junior and senior high school
students participating. The differ
ent divisions of the parade repre
sented the various students who will
perform in the show. .
Let’s turn out and help our high
school band and music department.
Approve Bond Issue
The men’s Highland Improvement
club endorsed plans in favor of the
bond issue for new school busses at
their regular meeting Wednesday
Every person who can is urged
to help out on the fruit work now
beginning. Local residents are
preferred and pickers and pack
ers are wanted for strawberries,
cherries and the other crops as
they come along. Right now there
is a demand for about fifty berry
pickers—both men and women.
Standard pay is 30 cents per
crate for picking, with a 5 cent
bonus for staying through the sea
son. Picking is good in all patches
Those who can possibly take on
some of this extra work are re
quested to register with the feder
al employment office at the .court
house in Pasco. The office will be
open from 9 to 2 Thursday and
Friday of this week as well as
regularly on Wednesdays.
Business Upturn
Shown in Boost
in Electric Sales
P. P. & L. shows 35 per
cent increase in appli
ance sales; current con
sumption also up
Steady improvement in business
conditions throughout the territory
served by Pacific Power 6: Light
Company is reflected in first quar
ter sales of electrical appliances re
ported by all dealers in the area, ac
cording to R. H. Skill, district man
Sales of all appliances for the first
three months of the year were 35
percent ahead of the same period in
1939, with major appliances such as
ranges. refrigerators and water
heaters outstripping the general
average. 7 7 ~
Douar volume of sales made by all
electrical appliance dealers in Pa
cific Power 8: Light territory for the
first quarter also showed a 35 per
cent increase over the same period
of 1939.
This meant gross merchandise
sales by all dealers of $766.32 for
the first quarter, a gain of $198,644
over sales made in the first three
months of 1939.
Another index of condition close
13’ corresponding to first quarter
sales is the continuing increase in
domestic use of electric power thru
out the Pacific system. The month
of March saw average residential
use increase 11 kilowatt hours. This
brought the system average residen
tial consumption for the year ended
kilowatt hours as compared with
the 1939 national average of 897. In
several Pacific company districts.
average annual use stood above 200
kilowatt hours, ranging as high at
Discuss No. 139
A group of fifteen or so Kenne
wick business men were called to
gether this morning to hear an ex
planation of the proposed initiative
No. 139. This proposed law is an
amendment to the original Bone
Power bill which was passed by in
itiative several years ago. The
amendment would permit all citi
zens within a PUD district to vote
on bond issues.
Finley Church
There will be special mother's day
observance at the Finley church on
Sunday morning at the 11 o'clock
service. Special music. presenta
tion of flowers and a message to
mothers will be features of the ser.
Brown and McGhee
Appointed to Fill
Vacancy on Council
Cost of new sewer under
estimates; city again to
look into garbage haul
- ing plans
Burns Brown and Howard Mc-
Ghee were elected .members of the
city council Tuesday evening.
Brown is filling the term as coun
cilman at large. vacancy caused by
the resignation of Milton Libby.
McGhee is from the second ward.
filling the unexpired term of Dr.
Stone. who has resigned on account
of illness. '
Both councilmen were sworn in
Tuesday evening and both smashed
a long standing custom of com
plaining about the dog nuisance.
Neither new city father made a
speech about dogs. but both were
put on the spot right off the bat.
Following their oath-taking cere
monies the council immediately
granted a franchise to a carnival
(competition for Mr. McGhee) and
took up the very serious matter of
levying an income tax on utilities.
with Mr. Brown being put on the
defensive in his first session.
Application was made by a Pasco
firm for gal-hue collection tran
chise. A schedule of prices for bus
iness houses and residences was
submitted and the matter was re
ferred to the street and alley
committee. The city already has
an ordinance covering this matter.
Mr. Libby reported that the new
sewer line for the cannery was com
pleted at a cost of 82250—8750 less
than the estimates made for. the job.
Drunkenness Cases Are
Tried in Police Court
Three cases were held in the local
police court during the past week.
Hershell Yates. who was arrested
Saturday night for disturbing the
peace forteited his bail and did not
appear in court Monday night.
The cases of two Indians. Jun
Horn of Pasco and Alexis Chapman
of Toppeniah, were tried in police
court Tuesday morning. Horn was
arrested for drunkedness and fined
$lO and costs while Chapman was
charged with drunken driving and
fined :50 and costs.
Carnation Sale.
The Pasco and Kennewlck units
of the Spanish American War Vet
erans auxiliary will conduct their
annual carnation sale this Saturday.
May 11. These carnations are made
by disabled war veterans and the
ganization's child welfare and re
lief work.
Camera Club
The Kennewick-Pasoo Camera
club will hold its regular monthly
meeting in the Arrow Grill. Mon
day, May 13. The program will be
composed of a discussion on Expos
ure Meters led by Gene Speuldlng
and discussion on “Dark Room." led
by Ralph Smith of Pasco. Camera
tam interested are invited to at
Local Poet Wins
Literary Recognition
Mrs. Everett Dague has submitted
a poem in a prize contest with New
York publishers and it will be
printed in the 1940 edition of the
World‘s Fair Anthology of verse.
Faith.” and has qualified in the
cmtest. Mrs. Dague has also had
three other poems published.
Business Women Elect;
Have Study Discussion
'nie Business and Professional
Women's Club held its annual elec
tion of officers at the regular meet
ing Monday evening at the home or
Elsie Raymond. Those elected in
cluded: Verdella uueller. president:
Theieoe Thole. vice president. re
elected: Ellamae Liebel. secretary
and Margaret Beymose. treasurer.
After the business session a study
and open discussion was held after
articles were read on Democracy. a
message mom the national presi
dent ot the federation and an ar
ticle on vocational guidance by
liens lain. Therm Thole and
Kathryn Brown.
At the communion of the meet
ing the gmp disbanded. returning
a few minutes later surprising ms.
Raymond with a galloping tea.
Census Taker to ,
Be at City Hall
This Week End
Enumerator still listing
names; want every resi
dent inside city limits
“Kennewick‘s blrthrate ls noth
ing to brag about.” ms. Lou Keene.
census enumexator said today When
questioned about the local situa
tion. “I don't know now and won't
know untll I’ve finished the Job.
what the population of Kennewlck
is. And then you’ll have to get the
informatlon from headquarben.”
she continued.
But. she said. the count Is not
completed. We heve been granted
within-I. Themwlllbeu
As the apportionment of [as tax
money and liquor profits is refund
ed to the cities on a population ba
sis. the greater the population. the
more money the city receives from
the state each year. This sum
amounted to approximately five
the same basis each additoinal res
ident will mean fifty dollars for the
ten year period.
It you know of anyone who has
been missed please notify either
Mrs. Keene or Chief of Police Mil
ton Libby.
m prises in the Rosy-Courier-
Reporte: census guessing contest
will be awarded as soon as the tic
ures are released from the Walla
Walla othoe. ~ , _
Increasing Numbers on
New Golf Course
Kennewick's new nine-hole all
grass :01: course m opened for
play last Sunday. In spite of the
dlsmnl. winch? dny. mon than mu
a hundred 301! enthunuts turned
out to try the new links. although
Dun-Inc the past week a. number
the couue end the (airways and
greens an in much hater phyla;
dupe than theyweme manna».
Plum are hem; nude for intercity
tournament; to begin in the near
NYA Officials to be
Here Friday, May 10
Officials of the NYA will be In
Kennewick on Friday. my 10 to in
terview applicant: for positions and
i; inspect prowess on the local pm
Mr. Davis. are. supervisor end
Sterling Thwaell. employment eu
pervlsor. will he at the Kennewiek
Welfare office between ten and
twelve o‘clock to interview all
youths within; alignment: on NYA
plicatlon nnd have not yet been as
sicned and tho-e who ore working
at the present time.
mny local citinem wen diap
pointed to learn today that Gov.
Mutin failed to appoint u. u.
Moulton of this city to an the va
euncy on the supreme court butch.
caused by the death of Judge aer
azhty. Mt. Mouton received en
dorsements (you: the county bar a-
socutton and from my mm
was one at the tune oonstdeud
most likely to receive the appoint
Radio announcements this eve
ning tell of the long-expected tn
vaslon of Holland and Belclum. end
even the approach of bombers near
London. sum points. 11:.
drones. etc. in Rolland have been
bombed and forces of mental-y
dropped by punctuate near key
points. The (Jeanna were xenon
ed to have been lubed In fiollend
army uniforms. the lumen: has
taken on mm acne; as dis
plaved in the “tack; on Norway
and Poland.
Ninety Seattle Men
to Come Here on
Good Will Tour
Will be shown high line
area, berry patches,
cherry orchards and
packing plants
taking a Good Will Tour which
will take them throughout Eutem
Washington. ninety Seattle business
leaders will stop in Kennewick on
My efternoon. Key M. for e
Inert visit with Kennewick busi
ness men. . 7 7_ _ _‘__
Thls is the first time since 103?
that the seattle Chamber group has
visited Eastern Washington on a
good will. trip.
The party left Mattie Sunday by
special train and traveled to Ill
lensburc. Yakima. Wapato and
Prosser before coming to Kenne
wiek. mmheretheywillcoto
Pasco. Walla Walla. Spokane. We
nafchee and Cashmere before re
turning to Seattle Thursday nloht.
“We are eomlnc to Kennewick to
pay a short visit to our old friends
here and to make new ones." D. K.
MacDonald. tour chairman said.
“This is Just a llttle frlendly visit
that will give us a chance to talk
over our mutual problems._ _
"Thls stop at Kennewlck wlll in
effect be almost a return vlslt." he
said. “for lt was less than a month
ago that a number of men trom
your lrrlcatlon dlstrlct were guests
of our State Development Commlt
tee and tald about your plans."
Presldent Cebert Balllarceon.
Presldent of the Seattle Chamber.
who wlll make the trlp. expressed
the hope that every Kennewlck bus
lnessman would be able to meet
with the Seattle men durlns the
tune the traln wlll stop there.
The Kennewlck chamber of com
merce today made arrangements to
entertaln the vlsltlnc Seattle bust
ness men. Cars wlll be at the sta
tlon to meet the guests and those
who care to wlll be taken over the
mahlands to see the proposed hlah
llne extenslon. They wlll also be
shown some of Kennewlck's famous
berry patches. cherry orchards and
W Concord vlneyard tn the
w .
Others wlll be taken to the Church
Grape Juloe plant. through the
cannerles and packlns houses down
on trult row. whlle others wlll be
taken to the bualness houses which
the npresentatlves may care to call
won. memxfwlllonlystophere
halt an hour. ter whloh they wlll
thenontoWalla Walla.wherethey
are to have dinner.
New Officers Elected
To Rainbow Chairs
The Kennewick order of Rainbow
for girls met for their regular meet
ing Mondsy evening at which time
election of officers was held. Those
elected to fill the new offices are:
Irene Lain. worthy adviser; June
Skinner. neoclate adviser; Janette
Petitiesn. chnrity: Joyce Mulkey.
hope: Pearl Degue. feitn; Bet-bers
Perkins. love: drill leader. Ruth
Simmelink; religion. J an Osborne:
nsture. Betty Desgrugges; immor
tality. Irma fiett: service. Phyllis
Oliver: pstrictistn. Winifred stn;
fidelity. Ethel Ann Campbell: con
fidential observer. Virginie Smith;
outer observer. Mergery Mdßeyn
oids; musicisn. Marjorie Pussge;
choir director. Lois Campbell.
These new officers will be insuli
ed to their offices at a public in
etelhtion on Mondey evening. my
20 to which the public is invited.
The girls are making plans for their
snnuwl dance which will be given
Key 17. following the Junior-senior
high school bemuet.
India Missionary to
Lecture Monday Eve
The public is invited to attend a
mission“? lecture at the Bethlehem
Lutheran church on Monday eve
ning. May is at 8 o'clock. The lec
ture is being aponaomd by the local
Walther League. niacionary Moln
nnilhomeonaleaveirom his
ml: in India. He has quite a col
lection of curios. which he will dis
play. including the native dreaa.
household utensils and trinkets in
cluding a native vanity one used
by the men oi India. He is said
tn he a very interesting talker and
will give some interesting (acts con
cerning India.
The Weather
-While the put week he: been e
little too chilly tor contort. the
berry mm think it we: tine. tor
it let the berries get to his eiee
without ripening too quickly. Twice
(met one predicted but neither
time did it get coin enoum to en
demer anything. The neural tor
the week a competed with e year
ago. were:
my 245-151 71-50
May 3—Bo-52 7041
my pun-53 67-68
my 5—72-39 68-0
Hey e—vo-u 73-38
May 7—79-50 7840
my e—oo-« ‘ 1349
Crow Shoot Will Be
Held Sunday Near Pasco
The wing end flu club 1: enamor
m; a crow shoot which will he held
sunny. May 12. Anyone interested
in Pasco 1t 7:30 mm” where instruc
tions and direction. um be than by
the loco! state some protector.
NO. 6

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