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Vote This Year?
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M the requirements set out in
W pertaining to the qualifi
fln of electors and to other re-
W pertaining to registra-
M wfltfi county auditor H. E.
1113 term “Permanent Registra-
Mn is somewhat misleading. A
put many of the voters are of the
dam that once they are register
under the system now in use in
té nte that they are permanent
: ’ tered. This is true only if
' voter remains in the precinct in
‘ he was originally registered
§hm in at least one election
W two years. If he has moved
' me precinct in which he was
fined he should at once see his
. ' tion clerk and either have
a mutation transferred or reg
}? new as the case may be.
ezwm are permitted from one
git-1W“ to another rural pre
p.“ m the same county. Likewise
it one city precinct to another
5 in the same city. However,
5“ film moves from a rural pre
gun: vice versa. he must register
Win his new- precinct. Also if
51‘. voter moves from one city to
1”: city or from one county to
w county he must _ register
{pp in his new residence. Those
LIN who have moved since regis
m and have not notified the
W Clerk. should do so be
“ All“ 24th. 1940, so that the
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hm: to vote, can be done.
iii-mute be eligible to vote a
m must have the following
rm be a citizen of the United
. wile! the age of 21 years or over.
why must have resided in the
ma leastone year, in the county
Idaysand in the city, town, Ward
CW at least 30 days preceed
mihe election at which they of
tu'iovote. 3. They shall be able to
and lid speak the English lan
nl. 4. They must be registered
htheu'ecinot of their residence.
. [timed that the voters immed
-5m inform themselves of' their
“on status, if there is any
Film in their minds. Your local
“or of voters will be glad to
alarm information at any time it
in lii] call on him and explain
Main particular situation. _ He
hell the information at hand
"unnecessary forms for all reg
“flm Retirements. ‘3
madman election win he held
:Qfie 10th day of September, 1940
“h registration files will close
I“ “1811191 registration in all
“I! {recincts in the county, on
h 31th day of August, 1940,4 that
Shrike last day on which voters
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“he day after the primaries and
2 Min open until October 19th,
‘ Mat which time they will again
i! Glued Imtil after me general
em to he held on the sth day
“Wilmer. 1940.
‘1 maplete list. of the registered
“11-mm July 20 of this year
‘ ‘ll me at the printing office,
in reßistx'atiens for the 011th
M are accepted. Citizens 11v
“Inside the city limits register at
h at! hall, afternoons. At Rich
“3' Wration office is at
Ma’s Barber Shop and at
MM at the Brown Barber
r At Hanrord the registration
“lite of Mrs. A. M. Rollinger
- m“ Banter-d Garage.
mas Attend Meat
-, Identification Class
“N “Wing and meat identifica
'sl:“ are being held for the
0f the 4-H club members on
M! and Thursday evenings at
3?“?! Grocery. The class is
73. Minute session beginning at
3! uhool is open to the club
“a. then- parents and lead
“ The first class was held Tues
a”"Wlillg with 24 enrolled. The
“3% Mled classes are to be
:3 July as. 30. Angus: 3, 13 and
l: “use lessons are preparatory
he "county and state contests
M Will be held in September. .
J' 3» Michener, is the *-,'olunteer
M or those classes and due
if“??? thorough instruction the
team received stlte and in-
M honors in this particular
W last year. '-
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Golf Tournament
In spite of the hot weather, the
local golf course is steadily gain
ing in popularity. Last Sunday the
largest number of players of any day
this season registered for play. The
attendance from out-of-town play
ers has also shown a steadily in
creasing popularity.
Next Sunday there will be a mix
ed doubles tournament, partners to
be chosen by lot. Play will start at
eight-Uhirty and all members of the
club are urged to :be present to en
ter the tournament.
Record Breaking
Year Seen in Car
Sales in Locality
Chevrolet dealer reports
bright outlook for bal
ance of this year and
Chevrolet automobile sales in
Kennewick and the surrounding
territory have been far‘better than
anticipated this summer, says Em
esf. Huber, manager» of the Kenne
wick Auto 00., local Chevrolet deal
The first ten days of June, 1940,
were the best since June 1937 and
the last 20 days were the best in
sales of any like period in Chevro
let’s history. Nationwide sales of
Chevrolet have increased approxi
mmtéfy 37 percent over those of
1939 and if sales are as good the
balance of 1940 as they were the
first half of the year, they will ex
ceed by far those of any previous
year. Over one million 1940 model
Chevrolets have been manufactured
to date and with new car announce
ment still three months away, all
indications are that this will be a
banner year. This increase in sales
indicates a general upward trend in 1
business conditions as well ‘as the }
popularity of the car. _, , ‘
Local Chevrolet sales have iii-. 1
creased tremendously over those of‘
1939 and the sales for the first sixi
months of the year passed the total
sales for last year. While new car!
sales have been exceptionally good, i
used car buyers have been of equal 1
importance in making this a record- 1
breaking year for the KennewickJ
Auto 00. Used car buyers have i
purchased almost three times as?
many automobiles as there navel
been new cars sold and the greatest 1
amount of interest has been shown
in late model used merchandise.
With this amount of interest be
ingshown by the automobifif buyer 1
at 'this time of year, Mr. Huber is‘
very optimistic over the outlook for 1
1941,. and feels that Kennewick, as
well as its neighbors will see better
times in 1941 than there have
been for several years. I
50 Carloads Potatoes
Shipped From Here
BENTON ClTY—Harvest of the
early potato ‘crop has been com
pleted after zfour weeks of digging.
The Pacific Fruit 8; Produce 00.,
sorting crew left Friday for Wapato
and the E. P. Nelson crew finish
their work here Wednesday. It is
estimated about fifty carloads of
spuds were shipped this season.
The picking and packing of RO
- peaches started last week.
Several hundred packed boxes are
being shipped out daily.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Hanson, Wayne
and Robert Hanson were Wapato
and Yakima visitors Sunday. They
were accompanied home by Connie
Carpenter and Wilma Fillmore who
spent last week at Wapato, guests
of Peggy Yeorout. Wilma also 'vls
ited Earline Short at the Leo Lar
son home.
Motoring to Seattle Wednesday to
attend the funeral services for Mrs.
A. L. Henson were Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Johnson, Mr.- and Mrs. Hat:
ry Fleming and Mr. and Mrs. Rolf
Andersen. They returned in the
evening with the exception at Mrs.
Andersen who remained to visit
her sister, Mrs. Oscar Norhng in
Tacoma. '
Willis Finley and Billie Walters of
Grandview, Ida., former residents,
were Benton City visitors Tuesday
evening with Finley’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Will Finley. Finley has
been hauling wheat at Pendleton
but Tuesday passed an examination
to enter an eight weeks preparatory
school at Pendleton before going to
Boeing field, Seattle, for further in
struction. He enrolled at the school
Wednesday morning. Billie is at
tending the school and in another
week is going to Boeing field.
Miss Cora Monroe of Mondan, N.
D., arrived Thursclay morning to
spend a week with Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Hanson. Miss Monroe is on
a four weeks vacation trip and will
continue to Seattle.
Willis Wright and Howard Coff
man of Sumner, left Monday for
their home after a week-end stay
here completing the West of their
apricot crop. .
To Hold Exams for
Local P. 0. Carrier
The U .8. Civil Service Commis
sion announces a post office substi
tute clerk-carrier examination for
the purpose of establishing an eli
gible register from which selections
may be made to fill existing and fu
ture vacancies as they may occur in
the positions of substitute clerk,
substitute carrier in the post office
service at Kennewick, Wash.
Applications must be on file at
the office of the Manager, Eleventh
U. ‘5. Civil Service District, 450 Fed
eral Office Building, Seattle, Wash
ington, not later than the hour of
closing business on August 5, 1940.
The date and place of examination
will be shown on the admission
cards furnished applicants after
close of receipt of applications.
Copies of the announcement of
this examination( containing full
information as to place of examina
tion, requirements, salaries, etc.)
and application blanks may be ob
tained from:
Floyd Hutchins, secretary, Board
U. 8. Civil Service Examinem, U. S.
Post Office, Posf Office, Kennewick,
Moves Office
The office of the State Farmers
Insurance company' with F. W.
Kendall as agent in this vicinity
has moved its office from the Title
&Trus‘t Bldg.mPaso'ot«othene'w
location on Ainswonth and Kent,
one block north of the Pasco-Ken
newick bridge.
Makes Rcord
Along with other indications of
the return of better times in Ken
newick comes a report published in
the current issue of the Western
Auto Dealers magazine. Am’ang
the items is the fact that the local
agency, operated by Olav Othelm.
has Shown the greatest percentage
of gain over last year in the Seattle
ddsfrict. His percentage of in
crease is listed at 59.7%.
Small House Burns in
Electric Storm Here
WHITE BLUFFS—In the recent
electric storm, 8. tree in front of the
Simon Martinez ranch was destroy
ed and a small house near Hanlord,
on what is known as the Gregorlch
tract, was burned. Dwvid Last had
recently purchased the Gregorian
place and had planned on tearing
down the house to build a chicken
Mrs. Ray Ramsey, Mrs. J. Barnes,
W. E. M. Remlinger, Mrs. E. H.
Ohesley and Miss Nita Curry were
shoppers in Kennewick Friday.
The ice cream social given on the
bandstansl lawn Sunday night was
a financial success and judging
from comments heard from all
quarters it could be chalked up as
a. success in the social column too.
Music was furnished by Benny Bu
chanan’s band, Tex Arnold's String
Trio, violin and piano duets by Mrs.
Aerial RaM'lins and Toni Last, and
vocal solos by Eileen Hyer and Sue
Anglin. Since the White Bluffs
band is no longer in existence, the
people of both towns are music hun
gry and a get-together like that of
Sunday is one of the best little
“lifter-uppers” that we know. Let’s
try it. again! 7 ~
The Oldfimer
Local Hardware
Expanding Store
and Equipment
Announce sale to make
room for new fixtures
and additional stocks;
second to none
Elsewhere in this issue Washing
ton Hardware and Furniture Com
pany call attention to a coming
event which marks another step in
the progress of this pioneer firm.
Started in 1922, this firm has oc
cupied the same building continu
ously since its inception, 'and is now
owned and operated by Wiimot
‘Gravenslund and Harry Linn as
partners. Business has now reach
ed a ‘point where it had both crowdc
ed and out-moded its quarters.
‘ Theo Reese, well-known Horse
Heaven wheat rancher and one of
Kennewick’s most active builders,
recently purchased the building oc
cupied by the Washington Hard
ware, and has already done consid
erable remodel-ing and improving,
which includes an addition of a tin
shop on the rear of the original
building. Other improvements are
to follow, both in the "building and
in store fixtures, and in preparation
for the new fixtures, the proprietors
are to have a. large remodeling and
stock-reducing sale, details of which
appear in this week’s issue of this
paper. 7 _ __
When completed, the remodeling
will be second to none in this area
for its complete stock and its gen
eral appearance.
C. L. Evans of Hover and Mary A.
Hamlet of this city were married at
the Baptist parsonage Wednesday
morning, the Rev. 3.. B. Holden 05f
ficiating .They were accompanied.
by Mr. and Mrs. Mansel Tew‘alt.
Both are well-known in this pom
munity, having resided here some
years. They will make their home
on the groom’s farm at Hover. A
honeymoon journey to the moun
tains and the coast is being enjoy
ed by the newlyweds. Best wishes
accompany them.
Forfeits Bail
‘ Carl Cornett, a transient con
nected with the carnival at Pasco,
chose to forfeit his .bail rather than
appear this morning in Judge Wink
enwerder’s court on a drunkenness
charge. He was picked up Saturday
night at the end of the bridge in
a. sorry condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Campbell
returned Wednesday from a few
days’ visit with relatives and friends
in Asotin. Their children, Eunice
and Kenneth, who had spent the
past two weeks visiting there re
turned with them. Mrs? E. E.
Kirkpatrick of Asotin and Mrs. Jim
Miller and children 021' Priest River
also accompanied the Campbells
home for a» short visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Silliman ar
nived Monday from a vacation spent
in Canada. They let for their home
in Won after icking up their
daughter, Caron Rae, who went
the past two wee at the home at
her grandparents, . and Mrs. E.
A. Simman.
Firemen Rate Fifth -
at Coast Convention
-'l‘he" local firemen attending the
state convention at Port Angeles
last week state that they received
educational value as well as an
enjoyable time while in the coast
Out of the fifteen different fire
departments taking part in the com
petitive drills the Kennewick team
placed fifth. The local boys on the
team were Manley Gest. Herbert
Malchovw and Irvin Liston. Fire
Chief Pratt was elected on the board
of the Washington State Flremen’s
The ladies auxiliary members
were also royally entertained dur
ing the convention.
Those attending from here in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Manley Gest.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pratt. Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Olbrich. Mr. and Mrs.
Irvin Liston and Herbert Malchow.
Daily Rate Shipping
Early Peaches is 2000
Upward of two thousand packed
boxes of Golden Jubilee peaches are
being shipped out of White Bluffs
daily, some going by truck and some
by train, mostly to Spokane. The
two largest growers are Jerome
Clarke of White Bluffs and Thomas
Sigurdson of Vemita, although sev
eral other soft fruit growers have a
small acreage.
Mrs. Eugene Baxter and her mo
ther, Mrs. Mattie Cole of Kennewick
were visitors in White Bluffs on
Monday of this week.
Mrs. Archie Borden and daugh
ters, Dolores, Mary Ann, Agnes and
Veronica are visiting relatives in Se
attle this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Johnson and
small daughter and their house
guest for the summer. Mrs. Anna
Hodges, drove to Coulee Dam Sun
day, returning by way of Wenatchee.
Dr. and Mrs: P. L. Wise of Pros
ser spent Sunday with Mrs. Wise’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mor
rord. On their return, they were ac
companied by Mrs. Moriord, who
will spend a few days with them.
Mrs. Dean 'lhylor of Sumner is
mending the wed: with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. ourey.
Mrs. Wm. Griffith and sons, Jun
ior and Clifford, left Monday for a
fortnight’s visit with Mrs. Ora Ral
ston at Omak.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ralston of
Mouse, Washington were week-end
visitors at White Bluffs.
A group of twelve young ladies
gathered in the park Friday eve
ning zi'or a no hostess picnic. Due
to the storm the group went to the
residence of June and Virginia Vis
ger. where they spent the remaind
er af the evening. The occasion was
given in honor of Miss Natalie Hab
bein of Tacoma. who is spending a
month visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. H.
Meyer. Miss Pearl Mary Copeland
of Pasco was the other oubof-tovwn
guest present.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Belair return
ed home Wednesday evening from
their vacation. They motored to
Seattle, where they visited at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. Ray
Normile. They then traveled by
plane to San Francisco, where they
took in the fair. They report a. most
enjoyable trip by air. Mrs. Nonnlle
accompanied than home from So
attle for a few days visit here.
Engagement Announced
Faends have received the an
nouncement of the bet‘hnothal of
Miss Denise Miram Holmes to Jos
eph Henry Siegfried jr. Miss Holmes
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Mason Holmes of Berkeley
and is a senior in the University of
Mr. Siegfried is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Siegfried of this city
and is in the oflfice of the vice
president of the Columbia Steel
Company of San Francisco.
Five File For
Commissioner in
First District
Art Campbell ohly candi
date from this end to
file so far; Judge. Dris—
coll filed
County politics will not get so
very hot this year. for with the ex
ception of commissioners from the
first and third districts. the only
county offices to be filled will be
that of superior judge. For the lat
ter position, Judge Matt Driscoli
has filed and there is little likli
hood that he will have momma.
In the first commissioner district.
it is rumored that there will be at
least fight candidates. So for five
have filed for the office which Prank
Clarke will vacate. George M. Mor
ton. of Benton City. Roy Beene of
White Blufifs and Mrs. Clark have.
filed on the democratic ticket for
the office.
Fred Vertner of Hanford and
Clinton Mcßee of Kiona have filed
on the republican ticket for the
same position.
In the third district Arthur Camp
bell. operator of Campbell's Cabin
Camp, has filed on the republican
ticket. Mrs. H. S. Hughes aiso
filed for the position yesterday.
This evening Jay Perry, who has
just returned from Walla Walla.
stated he thought there should be a
democratic candidate also. and it
looked good after investigation, he
would become a candidate.
M. M. Moultnn will file again for
representative for this district and
Sen. Stimson of Pasco and E. 8.
Matsen of Goidendale have filed
as joint state senator on the repub
lican ticket.
Laste date for filing is August 10.
School Superintendent
Drives New Car West
FINIEY—Mr. and Mrs, Harry
Benson. who have been visiting in
the east returned home Friday. 'niey
lovely trip.
Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson vis
ited in Finley Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Meals lett
Monday for California to make
their home. Their daughter. Ber
nice and Miss Helen Wright of
Santa Monica, California, who were
called here by the illness of. Mrs.
Meals, also left with the. Meals.
Miss Wright accompanied Mrs.
Meals and Mr. Meals drove the car
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Witham and
children Shirley. Gene, were over
night visitors at the Al Hedsmom
home in Walla Walla Friday.
Mt. gnd Mrs. M. Carrie at El
Centro, California visited last week
at the Otto Reisner and Helium
Mrs. Barth at Walla Walla. visit
ed her daughter and son-m-lmw.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben M
from Wednesday on my last
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Grunshaw end
family and W Dye. who was
an overnight guest suurdny m
enjoyed a picnic at. the Pasco put
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Salim
hove mrdnsed the W. 0. Meals
much and will move in soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Wimun Plat spent
the day at Tongue Sunday.
Mrs. Clarence Yedlcu mp”!-
ied Mr. and Mrs. Ed Webber to Port
land today The WM will re
turn this evening. but. Mrs. Yedlea
Marsh home. Mr. Yedim plans to
drive to Portland to spend the week
end and will bring his wife back
with him.
Mrs. Thomas E. Jones and Miss
Ethel Tweet, sister and niece at Ed
'nweet, left weanesday for a visit
in San Francisco before ramming to
their home at Brainard, Minnesota.
mey have been visiting at the
'Dweet home here during the past
two weeks. '
Mrs. W. 0. Meals, who was so se
verely 111 a short time ago. Ms re—
covered sufficiently to be taken m
Gafifomie. The Meals have sold
out their holdings here and wlll
live at Santa Barbara, where that:
(hushw is 3 W 1; at a.
W . ‘ ---,“
Work Two Shifts
0n Boat Channel
In Columbia
To clear 150 feet wide to
depth of six feet to Um
atilla: job to require 8
. months
Following the peak of the high
water in the Columbia. dredging op
erations have started on the chan
nel to Umtilla and two shirts are
at work. A crew of 21 men is em
ployed at the Homily Rapids and
24 are engaged in similar work up
the Snake River.
The channel from the mouth of
the Snake to Umatilla will be 150
feet wide and up the Snake 100 feet
wide and the depth will be six feet
at low water mark.
An accurate depth survey has been
completed at the Channel. The
loose gravel is being removed and
used to ml in the low spots. after
winch the rock bottom will be blast
ed out to fonm one unobstructed
channel for the boats.
The job will take about eight
months to complete. is the estimate
of the workmen in charge. after
which it is probable that the work
for the Kennewick Port will be un
Man Dies as Result
of Cow Kick Saturday
morning was called to Davenport
Sunday by the death of her brother
in-law. Lee Hollis. He died Satur
day night in the Sacred Heart hos
pital in Spokane from a fractured
skull as the result of a kick from
a cow about six o'clock Saturday
evening. The body was shipped
here Wednesday morning afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Hollis is a sister
of Mrs. .P'lemdng, Everett and Fred
Engelhart of Benton City.
Mr.‘ and Mrs. John Elite and son.
Ronald-left Tuesday for their new
home at Touchet. Hitc'hhi‘sm‘
as Union Pacific station agent here
for the past month.
Mrs. G. E. Cook and son. Clare,
of Seattle came Friday for a week
end visit at the W. E. Fillmore home.
'Mrs. 000: is e sister-imam of I.
L. Cook of Saflham. lon. rather a
Mrs. Fillmore, Who to visiting here.
Mg. and Mrs. E. L. Cook uncompen
ied the Seattle visitors on their re
turn Sunday to the coast. returning
to Benton Gdty Wednesdey.
Mr. and Mrs. E. 3. Cook. Gloria.
Katie 9.an Else. Cook of [Gone were
also guests Sunday at the Fillmore
I. M. Hartman accompanied Guy
Story or! Kennewick to White
Bluffs Thursday evening to I.
grange meeting.
Mrs. Rose lemon. Mr. and Mrs.
Hans person and two daughters. w.
and Mrs. Jess Belt and delights.
all of Canon City. 0010.. were Tues
day overnight guests at the Walter
Oulp home. Mrs. hereon is an sum
at Mrs. Culp and Larson end m.
Belt are her oouslns. The visitors
were enroute to Scuttle.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall and
family returned Wednesday from a.
week’s mentlon trlp to Kellen to
visit Hrs. Kendall's relatives.
Ella use Baker. eldest «mm at
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Baker. got her
arm cant!“ 1n the washing machine
mnem- Wednesday m. an.
was taken to Paco for medics!
m. and Mrs. Geo Morton retum
ed runny even-ing (mm a tan.
day's outing gt M Luke.
W Jam ha been 111
several days m as home.
Attend Rally
H. w. Deanne: and «mm.
Mrs. Strickler. attended the re
publican rally at Yakima. yen:-
day. His. scanner is colmty com
mitteewoman for Beam m. In
the errernoon Mr. and Mrs. Ruuen
Day drove up and arrived in time
no jun the his parade which start
ed festivities. Which included a bar
beque. dance and introduction of
«wastes Much enthusiasm m
in evidence.
The Weather
With daily reports at deaths end
heat pmstmtims in the Fast the
Kennewick district can consider it
self fortunate in the brand Westm
emu: A 1 Morgan has been W
out the past weke. His recordings
are given below. with those of the
con-emailing week a year ago.
July 18—79-58
July 19—88-57
July 20—87-54
July 21—85-48
July 22.-101-56
July 23—104-50
July 24—10144
Mr. mam-s. Bert m or
‘Richhnd me Monday evening
No. 17
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