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Kennewick Rodeo
Draws 2000 at
Ist Performance
Pruett takes first in bronc
.riding; Ponore in bull
doggmg; lancy riding
thrills crowd
A record breaking crowd of near
” 2000 spectators witnessed the
, W day of the Rodeo Celebration
m the Fourth. Another large
and attended Sunday, but there
'5 . small attendance on Satur-
The show began with the intro
mon of the Rodeo Royalty,
m Jean Lum I, Queen-Elect
my Ruth Simmelink, Princesses
W Diedrich as “Miss Kenne
m” and Alta Carpenter, “Miss
5800-" The rodeo officials were
.150 introduced after which the big
M was on.
The winners for the bronc rid
mg on the Fourth were Gene Pruett,
first place; C. C. Coe, second and
Herb Owens and Shirley Hussey
”fitting for third place. ’
m Poore of Yuma, Arizona won
the blllldoggingxpurse showing an
meptionally good timing for all
'three days.
conclusion, the best bucking horse
0! the show, held his record by
mowing his riders each of the
inn-ea days. 7
*flersimday program was fast
ma furious in spite of the small at
tendance. _ _ __ ..
Sunday’s show went off without
g hitch and very good time was
made in the calf roping and bull-
Mns contests.
In the final bucking contwt, Herb
Ovens, Gene Pruett, C. C. Coe and
Shirley Hussey were up for the
Mount}! with Herb Owens on
Conclusion, Pruett on White Peli
mn, C. C. Coe on Freckles and
My on Challenger. The con
test resulted in Pruett 1:31:1ng first,
Coe second, Hussey third and
Owens fourth.
A complete change of intermis
sion entertainment took place dur
ing the three days with Bob Rook
er dang some fancy roping and Ed
Ind Francis Stiller and Rocker
milling the crowds with fancy
trick riding. One of the special
events was the fighting of a wild
cow‘by Senor El Curtees, which
furnished many laughs. Both the
Walla Walla girls drum and bugle
up: and the V. F. W. junior band
numbed entertainment on the first
thy of the show.
The only casualty was on Satur
dly when Orin Lande received a
severed artery in his arm while
hildogglng. However, he went
ahead and threw the animal in
good tine in spite of his injury.
Siegfrieds Visit National
Convention on Trip
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Siegfried re
turned home Wednesday from a.
month’s vacation trip spent in the
eastern states.
They had a most interesting'trip
Viking both Mrs. Siegfried’s birth-
Dhoe at Kirksville, Missouri and his
8‘ White Haven, Penn. Mr. Sieg
fried attended the 40th reunion of
the Pennsylvania State College
Chas of 1900 of which he was a
When Twelve members or this
Chas of 44 attended the reunion
mtheir families. He was ask-
Speak at the banquet of the
Wm, Penn. high school alum
nae mociation. When asked what
”‘8 mm was, Mr. Siegfried stat
“ that he talked about the “Great
Mather highlight of their trip
‘- the attending of the Remn-
Q national convention in Phila
‘Hlfla, where Mr. Siegfried was
”mecca to talk with Thomas E.
“We! and “Teddy" Roosevelt jr.
Other places visited by the Sieg
"M included New York City;
M. Detroit. North Carolina.
'here Mrs. Siegfried met a girl
hod friend she had not seen for
"’9 Best 45 years; St. Louis, Kan
“,Olty: Paio Alto and visited with
the" Sou Joe in San Francisco.
while in Palo Alto they visited with
Rev- J. A. Shaw. a former Kenne
h? Baptist minister, who sends
“881115 to his friends here.
Dakotans to Picnic
The annual North and South
Dakotan picnic will be held at the
MPark. Sunday. July 14. Var
‘WS prizes will be given for those
a“9-1.“:1118. Five gallons of gas will
he Bmm for paxtg' coming the long
‘F Chance and a. sack of flour
Vlll be giVen for the largest family
”sent. The emertainment for the
day will consist of sports, soft ball
cameS. hoxse shoe pitching, and a
“'8 Of War between the North and
south Dakotans. Community sins
“! Will also be enjoyed. Anyone
ymtfiswbeen a resident of either
0 states i‘ ‘ v' to at
“. b 41 lt€d
Two Buildings Under
Construction on Hiway
Two building permit contracts
were issued this week for build
ings along the highway between
Kennewick and the Twin City
bridge. J. L. Slaybaugh has started
the construction of a 28x42 welding
and machine shop on the south
side of the highway.
The other building is being con
structed by Henry Jacobs on the
north side of the highway adjoin
ing the Campbell Tourist Park.
Mr. Jacobs will have wholesale and
retail handling of watermelons and
Airplane Attacks
Auto at July 4th
Celebration Here
Both conveyances slightly
damaged with the occu
pants of each escaping
Dog bites man, no news; man
bites dog, news. But when airplane
takes car—that is different. Such
was the experience of C. L. Powell
last Thursday at the landing field
adjacent to the city park where the
July 4th celebration was being
staged. .
Mr. Powell, with Mrs. Powell and
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Chellis,“ has
driven to the landing field and sent
their two children, Chas. Powell jr.
and Darryl Chellis up for an air
plane ride with Pilot Ed Crooks.
While the two children were having
their ride, a small plane piloted by
John Sawyer of Pasco, landed and
taxied across the field. Evidently
the pilot did not see Powell’s car,
as he headed straight for it, and
stopped .only after the spinning
propeller had extracted the car’s
headlight from its socket in the
fender. Damage to the car was
limited to the headlight and fender,
while the airplane suffered a wreck
ed propeller and had the under side
of the fuselage slightly wrinkled.
No one was injured, but Mrs.
Powell and Mrs. Chellis were in
the car when the accident happened.
C. I. D. Will Purchase
An Additional Bond
At the regular July meeting of
the Board of Directors of Columbia
Irrigation District, Ed Frauen, Jas.
Johnston and Ole Brue, the direct
ors, authorized the purchase of one
more of its bonds of SI,OOO denom
ination, making a total of $4,500 re
tired thus far in ,1940. This brings
the maturities almost thru 1947
with the exception of SI,OOO, which
will probably be retired near the
end of this year alt-ter fall con
tract payments are made.
According to Frank Maupin, Sec
retary of the District, toll collections
are goodthis year, being a direct
reflection of the better prices paid
for most farm commodities market
ed thus far this season. While prices
have not been exceptionally high, in
most cases they have been high
enough to make the grower some
Leader Gives Surprise
Party for Blue Birds
The Tulip Blue Bird group,
which was recently organized, held
a, regular meeting at the home of
their leader, Mrs. Bert Wilson on
Monday aitemoon. The girls were
surprised with a birthday party,
which was held in honor of those
having birthdays in the month of
July. These included Marilyn Oliver,
Mary Newsome, Ann Mahler Amd
Mrs. Wilson. A birthday cake was
served, trimmed in blue flowers and
Members or this Blue Bird group
include Janice Durdle, Nancy
Stone, Acel Ann Purdy, Yvonne
Hille, Loree Galloway, Joyce Brim,
Jocelyn LaMott, Marilyn Oliver,
Mary Newsome, Ann Mokler and
Sylvia Mae Mulkey.
The next meeting will be held at
the leaders home on July 22 at 4
Editor Ralph Reed and Mrs. Reed
are enjoying a vacation in the
middlewest states. The editor
doesn't like rain, but according to
his report by phone call from St.
Paul last evening he was in a
good old storm as only the middle
westerners can appreciate. He also
stated that the “Ole Swimmln'
Hole," where he used to visit as a.
kid just “ain’t no more.”
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Summers of
Helena, Montana were week-end
guests at the A. C. Amon home. tak
ing in the Fourth Celebration here.
Mrs. Summers will [be remembered
as the former Miss Jesse Jackson,
a Kennewick resident a number of
years ago.
The above pictures show only a
few of the entries participating in
the parade, which opened the an
nual celebration Thursday morn
ing. Due to the fact that pictures
of all the prize winners were not
Many Outstanding
Floats Add Color
In Annual Parade
Neighboring cities con
tribute to local color;
many prizes awarded; 3
musical groups here
Spectators which numbered up in
the thousands, enjoyed the annual
parade staged the morning of the
Fourth and which marked the open
ing of the annual three-day Rodeo
celebration. According to many the
entriw were much more colorful
than in years previous and gave
the spectators an added thrill to the
holidays activities.
One of the most colorful entries
was that of the Pasco Drum and
Bugle corps with their new blue and
orange uniforms and the fine exhib
ition of the drum major. A number
of other Pasco organizations were
represented in the parade also show
ing that with the cooperation of
our twin city across the‘ river a
bigger and better celebration was
The parade was headed by Queen
Jean I with her princesses Ruth
Simmelink (next year's Rodeo
Queen); Janice Dietrich as “Miss
Kennewick" and Alta Carpenter as
“Miss Pasco”; and Rodeo association
president, A. C. Amon.
The V. F. W. junior band of Wal
la Walla and the Walla Walla Girls
Drum and Bugle cor-ps were the
other musical organizations repre
sented. ,
There were so many beautifully
decorated floats that the judges had
some time deciding the winners.
The prize winner topping the list as
a commercial float was that of the
P. P. at L. company, which was
commemorating the company’s 30
years of service and was cleverly
decorated with a huge birthday cake
and candles. The second prize win
ner in this classification was the M.
8:. C. Sweet Shop, being an old
“jallopy” with the occupants dress
ed as “Old Timers.” In the Muni
cipal division the Kiona-Benton
City yoedelers won first and he
White Bluffs float, second. In the
iii-eternal division, Locust Grave
won first and the Rainbow Girls
second, both being very attractively
decorated. “Penney” Ferrell took
the most unique entry prize with
his horse and surrey and the sec
ond prize went to the 4-H Dairy
Club. The best decorated ear prize
was given to Mrs. A. C. Nicoson.
Girls bicycle prizes were awarded to
Patsy Sonnenburg, Daphne Taylor
and Dolores Shoemaker with Jimmy
Oliver, Bobby Harper and Gene
Mowery receiving boys prizes. The
best cowgirl was judged to be Mrs.
Herbert Owens, the best cowboy,
Francis Stiller of Walla Walla and
the best clown prize to Billy Bou
Howard Beste and Howard Mc-
Ghee were in charge of the parade
arrangements and line-up.
available there are only two shown
The pictures are of the entries as
follows: top, left to right—The Ken
newick Cannery float and the V.
F.W. Junior Band; middle—the
fraternal prize winners, Locust
Celebration Thanks
In behalf of the Rodeo Asso
ciation, I take this opportunity
to thank the many individuals
and organizations for their help
in making the program, parade,
pioneer celebration and rodeo
all into a successful celebration.
I wish to thank especially those
who participated from neighbor
ing cities and for the splendid
cooperation shown.
Again, I state, “Thanks to
President Kennewick Rodeo
Irrigation Districts
Hearing Held Today
The hearing on the restraining
order issued by Kennewick Irriga
tion District to prevent Columbia Ir—
rigation District from shutting off
water in its main canal for weed
killing was heard in the, county
seat today before Judge Paul. In
advertantly, this paper reversed the
positions of the attorneys in last
week’s story, and should have read
that s. E. Chaffee and Geo. O.
Beardsley were representing the
Kennewick Irrigation District and
F. A. Kern representing the Colum
bia Irrigation District.
Judge Paul sustained Kennewick
Irrigation District and granted
them a temporary injunction
against Columbia Irrigation Dis
triet from shutting off the entire
system to kill weeds. This means
that in any shut off for this pur
pose, sufficient water must be car
ried as far as the Highland pump
to enable them to continue pump
ing without interruption.
Judge Driscoll Tries
Many Community Cases
Judge Matt L. Driscoll perform
ed two marriage ceremonies in his
chambers last Saturday afternoon
within an hour when Olive Clay
ton of Benton City and Lester
Stu-mp of Pasco appeared before
him, and also Marvin Thompson
and Rose Crater, both of Pasco.
.Arthur E. Wanrow of Kennewick
appeared in court in Pasco, Monday
morning, and entered a plea of
guilty to d riving while intoxicated.
He was fined $50.00 and costs, sen
tenced to 90 days in the county
jail and his operator’s license re
voked. i
Quincy Mains pleaded guilty on
Monday to ault in the third de
gree on three: separate counts and
received a sentence of one year in
the county jail on each count, the
sentences to rtm concurrently.
Judge Driscoll drove to Ritzville
Tuesday afternoon, where he held
court on Wednesday, and conducted
regular law and motion day in
Prosser, Thursday.
Mrs. Floyd Hummus and intent
daughter. Ruth Ann. returned home
from the Pasco hospital Sunday.
Grove grange and the Rainbow
Girls; lower left—the Walla Walla
Girls Drum and Bugle Corps and
the Pioneer Iron Works float.
Some of the above pictures were
made through the courtesy of Mrs.
Joe Olbrich.
Pioneers Enjoy
Largest Reumon
Here on Fourth
Nearly 300 “Old Timers”
gather from far and
near to participate in
Each year of the Kennewick cele
bration shows a decided increase in
the attendance of Kennewick Pio
neers. The total number of per
sons registering was 261 which was
an increase of 88 over that of last
year and it is believed that a num
ber of the local pioneers failed to
sign the' register.
The day designated for the pic
neer gathering was on the Fourth
this year with the big chicken din
ner being served in the high school
cafeteria at noon. A general re
reunion with the usual renewing of
former friendships was enjoyed as
well as the display of the first pic
tures of our city.
Sam Fisher, an Indian of Lyons
Ferry, Snake River, again topped
the list as being the oldest pioneer
present, having lived here in 1865.
His wife was also present, having
come to this community in 1885.
' There we ' over thirty pioneers
'registered, lii-10 were Kennewick
residents pri, to 1900. These with
their present? addres and the year
they arrived in Kennewick, included
H. A. Megy, Freewatcr, 1878, Mary
D. Rosencrance, Pasco, 1880; Bar--
ry Beach, Bend, Oregon, 1883; W.
0. Travis, Kiona, 1883: J. A. And
erson, Touchet, 1884; Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Potter, Walla Walla, 1884;
Chas. Lum, Kennewick, 1884; El 7
fie J. Sondennan, 1884; Wm. hulls.
Hover, 1888; John J. Bodie, 1888;
{Lucile Anderson Henson, Elana,
1888; W. M. Martin, 1889; Chas.
iMills, Hover, 1891; Mr. and Mrs.
‘Chester Anderson, Prosser, 1892;
‘W. F. Sonderman, 1892; Frank
Emigh, Spokane, 1892; Mrs. W. C.
Travis, Kiona, 1892; Nellie Zinser,
1893; George Lea, 1894; Edwin Lay
ton, 1894; Walter Rand, FTeewater.
1894; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Williams.‘
1895; Maude Scott Hartman, Ben-i
ton City, 1895; Fred W. Bremmer,‘
1897; Clara Weidle, Richland, 1897; ‘
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Morain, 1898;
and Elizabeth Martin Olson. 1899.
The visiting pioneers came from
various states including Oregon.
California, Montana and the plo
neer registering the longest distance
from home was Mrs. Lola Thach of
Detroit, Michigan, who was 9. Ken
newick resident in 1906.
The committees in charge of the
affair in making the Pioneer cele
bration possible included. dinner,
Mrs. C. B. Quillen and Mrs. A. C.
Amon; registration, Mrs. Frank
Bentley and Phil Bier; and pictures,
Mrs. L. E. Johnson and Mrs. R. E.
Al Kissler is spending a two
weeks vacation. part at which will
be spent at the San Francisco expo
Ideal Cleaners Install
New Spotting Machine
One of the latest modern con
veniences in the dry cleaning bus
iness has just been installed this
week in the shop of the Ideal
Cleaners. This is the new Glover
steam vacuum spotting board. which
is the latest board out of its kind.
By this method it is the fastest
and best means of spotting ever used
—replacing the old hand process
which has been in use for the past
25 years. The new method is fast
er and far superior to the old. Ac
eouiing to Cecil Anderson. mana
ger. this is the first board to be in
stalled between here and Yakima.
Queen. Jean Weds
Spokane Man at
Lawn Ceremony
Kennewick’s Rodeo Queen
becomes bride aft e r
celebration Sunday eve
Alt a quiet lawn wedding ceremony
Sunday evening Kennewick’s Rodeo
Queen Jean Lum became the bride
of George Walberg of Spokane.
The ceremony took place at 5 o'-
clock on the lawn of the bride's par
cuts in east Kennewick with the
Rev. R. L. LaMott reading the mar
riage vows in the presence of the
immediate family and a few inti
mate friends.
The bride was very attractive in
a white satin sport gown and car
ried a bouquet of pink and white
Her twin sister. Miss Irene Lum
was her bridesmaid. who wore a
powder blue crepe dress.
Ed Lum, brother of the bride act
ed as best man.
After the ceremony the guests
were served refreshments including
a large decorated wedding cake.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Lum, pioneer res
idents of Kennewick. ‘She is a grad
uwte of the local high school with
the class of ’39 and reigned over the
recent Kennewick Rodeo as Queen
Jean I.
The groom is a graduate of the
University of Washington and is
employed with the state bureau of
animal husbandry. The young cou
ple will make their home in Prosser
where the groom is stationed at
The out-of-town guests present
include Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lum of
Ellensburg, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ri
der of Yakima and John Sawyer of
Pasco. _
C.W.C.E. Students Wed
at‘ Coeur d’Alene Friday
Miss Hazel Miller of Pasco and
Roger Jones of Kennewick. both
Central Washington College of Ed
ucation students at Ellensburg. were
united in marriage last Friday at
Ooeur d’Alene, Imho. 'lhe cere
mony took place at high noon with
white accessories and a ooxme of
sweet peas and rosebuds.
Those attending included Miss
Alma Dean Wysong. Spokane; Olin
ton Silliman. Palouse and Athol
Jones, brother of the groom.
Mrs. A. 8. Jones of this city and is
a graduate of the local high school
with the class of '37. w
Followung the ceremony the party
went to Spokane. Were a. recep
tion was held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. 0. Von Data. with
25 guests being present.
The young couple left on a M
hmeymoon trip to the coat offer
which each will be sum 3t
girl and boy scout camp; at Lohe
Wlldemss during the sununer
months. Both plan to resume their
studies at the Ellensburz normal
in the fall.
Mrs. Elizabeth Engel- and daugh
ter, Maxine, returned to their home
in Salem. Oregon Sunday after
visiting With friends here for the
past two weeks.
Exhibition Golf Match
to Be Held Here Sun.
The public is invited to attend
the first exhibition golf match ever
to take place on the Kennewick
Golf Course which will begin at
9:30 Sunday morning, July 14.
This exhibition match will be an
eighteen hole match and those tak
ing part will be Sid Harmon. pro
fesesional of the Walla Walla
country club: Jimmy Jones. Walla
Walla club champion: Harold 0111-
holdt, professional and golf instruct
or of Pasco and Kennewick and
John Enter (1 Penn.
Mr. Omhoidt states that 3011'
minded Kennewicken will no doubt
find this match most mm
and that a return match is miner
near future. _
Committee Plans
Drive to Memory
of Late Doctor
Memorial room will be
furnished at Pasco hos
pital as soon as suffic
lent funds are raised
According to C. S. Knowles.
chairman of the Spaulding Memor
ial committee. plans are progress
ing nicely and the actual drive for
funds will be star-ted 1n the near fu
This committee which originated
in the Kiwanis Club. now consists
of Dr. P. 0. Stone and R. E. Reed.
besides the chairman representing
the club. and they will be aided in
their work by Mrs. T. C. Browne as
Secretary-Treasurer and Mrs. H. A.
Linn and Mrs. E. C. Tweet as oth
er members outside the club.
Their plans as announced are
fairly complete. and call for the
furnishing and equipment for one
room in Our Lady of Lourdes Hos
pital in Pasco and the room so fur
nished will have an appropriate
plaque on the door designating it as
the Spaulding Memorial room. The
cost of such a memorial will be
roughly S4OO. and it is hoped that
much more than this can be raised
so that the committee may perpet
uate this charity of the late Dr.
Spaulding by administering such
funds in such a manner as will best
benefit worthy and needy patients.
As originaUy planned. most so
licitation will be to parents of or
to the recently grown up younger
generation who are properly term
ed “Spaulding Babies." and letters
will go forth to these people soon
telling in detail the whole plan. It
is expected from responses already
heard. that some extremely inter
esting reminisences will be heard
from persons long and far removed
from this community. Each donor
will then receive a suitable certifi
cate. with the likeness of Dr. Le-
Grande Spaulding appearing on the
face of it.
While solicitation has not act
ually suited. any One 'wishing to
contribute may leave donations with
Mrs. T. C. Browne at the office or
Dr. Spanldinz's former associate and
successor. Dr. R. M. deßit.
State Employment Service
to Aid Undergraduates
Through its Junior Divislon. the
Washington State Employment serv
ice has prepared a very comprehen
sive program whereby local employ
ers may not only select young work
ers from this area. but from any
part of the state to train for their
respective vocations.
Announcement of the program
was made by Commissioner Jack E.
Bates 01 the State Office at Unem
ployment Compensation and Place
ment, who explained that the young
worhers come from the recent cred
usttnz classes tn this district and
elsewhere In the state who have de
cided to enter the business world.
l'br the past seven! months the
Employment Service. thrown its
Junior Division, has been contact
ing not only the heads or! the ver
lous state educational mutations.
but also the mm. and has
been caretully Interviewing the lat-
ter regarding their plans otter
In' every interview. according to
John H. 'nioms. manager of the
Walla Walla office at the Washing
ton Btote Went Bevioe. the
Want Service goes into the
young worker's scholastic record. in
vestigating it past training. it any.
a well as experience. questionim
him or her as to the type of employ
tituie for such work. but his op
titudes in general. This done. the
service contacts the various tench
ers and «her references in order to
hove as complete a picture as pos
sible, and one which would give 3
prospective employer 1 cmcrete
liden of the youth's ability.
; “Already many employers in our
her at these energetic young work
ers.” Mr. Thomas explained. “We
have been very much pleased to
learn that these young people are
moving themselves according to
what our interviews have revealed
tous. Thenorestlllelergenum
ber of these young people ovul
ahle and willing to work. and we
feel certain that ii' the employers of
this state. large or mail, will avail
themselves of our service, we are ln
efficient young people of this state.”
It was pointed out that the to.-
cilities of the Weshlngton State
Employment Service are available to
every employer. irrespective of
what type of worker is desired.
L. E. Johnson was called to Port
mmm: ottendOdthemn
on: Friday of his mother. Mrs.
fill-rum A. Johnson. She ind
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