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VOL. XXVI
Willkie Challenge Unanswered
Elwood. Ind.~Wendell L. Willkie’s
Wee to President Roosevelt for
a series of debates on national prob
lem. the high spot in his accept
ance of the Republican nomination
for the presidency, remains unans
vexed from the White House. “I
m waiting patiently to hear from
the President," said the GOP nom
me, as he expressed his gratifica
tion over the nationwide enthus
mm over his acceptance speech,
'mch was listened to by more than
”.000 visitors to his home town]
one of the largest crowds ever to
attend a notification ceremony.
Canadian Accord Reached
neuvelton, N. Y.—On a sidirig in
his private car, President Roose
welt reached an agreement witn
Prune Minister Mackenzie King of
Made. for the fonmation‘ of a Joint
Board of Defense by the U. S. and
the Dominion to consider effective
mines to protect the North Am
erican continent from Nazi attack.
It is the first time in the nation’s
history that a. defensive alliance has
ever been thought necessary with
canada for the mutual protection
of both countries.
Ambassador Urges Haste
Philadelphia, Pa. —— Expressing
his conviction that Hitler plans an
invasion of this country if England
is conquered, William C. Bullitt, U.
8. Ambassador to France, urged the
immediate sale of 60 over-age U. s.
destroyers to Britain as a. necessary
defensive measure for America. Am-
Matador Bullitt was in actual com
mum of Paris in the interval be-
Men the evacuation by the French
Government and the arrival of the
Nazis, and he states that Hitler’s
High Command is determined to in
vade the Western Hemisphere at
the first opportunity.
Ming Continues in Europe
tendon, England—After a 24-hour
cessation of bombing of British ob
jectives by vast waves of German
planes, with retailiatory flights by
the Royal Air Force over many
invariant Nazi munition plants, the
attacks on British flying fields was
resumed. but with smaller fleets of
' aircraft. It is believed that the de
structive defensive of Britain has
, cost Hitler so much in men and
equinnent that further attacks will
be on a more cautious scale. No mil
“!!! observer considers the objec
u'” gained as worth the tremen
dous . sacrifices entailed, totalling
“0 planes on a single day alone.
11. 8. Transport Threatened
Wuhington, D. C.—-Official con
cern is left for the U. S. Army trans-
M American Legion hosiebound
trum Petsamo, Finland, with 897
American refugees including Mfs. J.
Hatrlman, U. s. Minister to Norway.
Germany originally promised not to
Eldest the ship, but the subsequent
NB! declaration of 9. blockade sur
10finding the British Isles, opens
“'8 way for a typical Hitler “mis
hr: in identity” which might have
Brave results if any harm should
“lie to the transport. '
Y British Claims Reliable ,
' I"11mm. England—As a solution
o‘the widely divergent rival claims
“Whine losses in the Nazi bomb
“! attacks on Britain, a party 9f
Amerit”!!! correspondents were
, Mn every detail pursued by RAF
“Elise control—stations in check
~ instile number of Nazi planes shot
do“. These neutrals declared that
theßl'itiSh commoniques were thor
°lY reliable. One neutral observer
Wunteered the information that on
the South Coast of England he
“one had counted more German
planes destroyed at one point than
the Nazis later admitted in an ac
u‘m that covered all of Britain as
“numb as Scotland.
“Finest Music Smothered
Chicago, Ill—Unless such masters
°f music as ‘Jose Iturbi, Jascha
3.811812. Lawrence Tibbett, Efrem
z‘mbalist. and the Boston Sym-
Phony orchestra. one of the five
mwst musical organizations in
the World. pay the tribute demanded
by James c. Petrlllo, highest paid
“PM agitator in the country, they
VIII be barred from all radio pro
cams and disk recordings where
Pemuo’s union has a foothold.
They are my men." declared the
“@3ll unionist, “and they will
3°“ my union or stop playing.”
much is almost as far as Hitler
”‘5 cared to go in the cultural arts.
Home Teams to
Play Round Robm
Under the Lights
Three double headers to
be played next week;
proceeds to help pay for
lights '
A very successful softball season,
Kennewick’s first season of play un
der the lights, will come to a rous
ing close next week with a full round
robin of play among the four teams
of the regular league which are from
Kennewick. This play will decide a
much debated question: “Which is
the best of the Kennewick teams?”
There will [be double headers on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
August 22, 24 and 26.
The regular play in the Kenne
wickansco softball league will be
concluded at Pasco on Friday, the
23rd. Present indications are that
the league play will end in a three
way tie with Fanns, the Engineers
and Kennewick Cougars each with
nine wins and two losses. Steps may
'be taken to decide this also.
The Kennewick fans, however, are
mostly interested in the Kennewiok
play-offs for there are varying op
inions as to which of the four Ken
newick teams is the best, and ques
tions also as to the rating of the
others. All questions will be answer
ed in the may-off :for each team will
play each of the others.
_ - Cougars Lose Two
The Conoco Cougars have a good
story to tell, for they finished the
regular playing season with only
two losses. and that is better than
any other Kennewick team did. The
fly in the ointment is that one of
their two losses was to the Kenne
wick Cubs. There has been much
speculation as to what will happen
between these two teams in the
play-offs. Raymond Fries is not a
fast-:ball pitcher, but he has been
very successful in keeping the op
posing batcers well in control. Glen
:Tramel manages the Cougars. ‘
New Pitcher
The Kennewick Cubs are taking
nobody‘s back seat either, at least
not yet, for they have swung into
their stride and their followers point
to the fact that their fast-ball pit
cher, Wilbur Wiggins was kept on
the .bench because of injuries for a
good part of the league playing sea
son, but is now in top condition.
They also have an apposing array of
Ibatters With Walter Otte the num
.ber one distance hitter. Parkey
Parker manages the team. _
Highlanders Win
The Highlands team does not have
such a good story to tell, but in spite
of the fact that they have so far
recorded only two wins in league
play, with one more contest to play,
their backers insist that they have
just now found themselves, and will
offer good resistance to any of the
other teams. There weak-spot has
been in the box, but in Basil Shields
they have uncovered a pitcher good
enough to hold the Columbia Mar
ket scoreless in their last contest,
This is a feat not often accomplish
ed in local softball. With their
new line-up the ”Highlands team is
sure of upsetting somebody.
“Threat” Team'
The Lutherans have been the
“threat” team all season. Although
they have won by a single game in
league competition the scores have
always been very close even against
the :best opposition. In their last
game, against the Ace, the Luther
ans turned the trick and chalked up
a. neat 12-6 win over a strong team.
With some slight changes in the
line-up and a consistent group of
hitters with Rollin Smith topping
the list, the Lutherans expect to do
a fairly good job of things in the
play-off.
Although the exact schedule is not
yet made out, the fans can be as
sured of two genuine “give and
take” games next Monday night,
the first at 8. The playoffs will
continue or Wednesedav night and
concluded on Friday night.
Proceeds Go for Lights
Although this has been Kenne
wick’s first season of night softball
and although the season was well
underway before the public was
really aware of the situation, the
play has been more than self-sup
porting under 'the sponsorship of the
Kiwanis Club, and it appears as
though a handsome profit will re
main a-fte: expenses are paid, to be
turned over to the School District
to help detray the cost of the light
ing equipment.
Even though the games in the
play—off will be championship
games with special interest attach
ed to each one,‘word comes from
the Kiwanis Committee that the
price of admission will not be
raised, but will be the nominal ten
cen charge that has prevailed thru
out the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerards have
have just returned from a. vacation
trip spent at various points in Ore
gon.
KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1940
Government Seeks
Site for Big Plant 1
- to Test Airplanesl
Area offers favorable in-l
formation on require-‘;
ments; probably hinges}
on war situation' 1
Kennewick is ‘being considered as
a location for a proposed aircraft
engine laboratory. The National
Advisory Committee for Aeronaut
ics has sent an inquiry to local au
thorities asking for information re¢
garding the project. ‘
Information regarding the cost of
100 acres of land adjacent to the
airport, size and rating of the port,
volume of traffic, etc. They also
ask about the soil, drainage, ac
cessibility to rails, altitude, water
and sewer facilities, electrical in
formation regarding capacity of ser
vice, etc., and water.
Other questions relate to labor,
technical supplies, living conditions,
population, accessibility to engine
manufacturers, climate and weath
er. Vulnerability -from a. strategic
standpoint is also one of the con
sideratioas.
Favorable information on nearly
all these questions is available and
has been forwarded to the depart
ment. Should the present war crisis
continue, it .is possible that some
thing along this line‘ may become
a real possibility in this area.
New Folders Show
‘ Progress in 1940
New homes and industry
shown in pictures '
Few people realize .the strides this
community has made during the
past year.
A new advertising folder put out
today by the chamber of commerce
calls attention to the fact that dur
ing 1940 there have been 25 new
houses built in Kennewick, with as
many more modernized. The folder
says that Kennewick has five new
industries and has increased more
than 25 percent in population.
The folder carries pictures of sev
eral of the new homes, an oil barge
on the river, one of the Church Co.’s
vineyards, new warehouses, etc.
Arrangements for the distribut
ing of the folder have already been
made, although there are still
enough left for local distribution. A
copy will be included with all the
P. P. & L. bills this coming month,
and residents are requested to for
ward them to .people who might
possibly be interested in this com
munity. .
Golden Wedding
Again the Prosser Woman’s Club
will entertain all couples in Ben
ton County who have been married
fifty years or more with a. lunch
eon in the park at noon ‘on Labor
Day—States Day, states a letter
from Mrs. Waite Taylor, presi
dent of the club.
A number of couples came from
Kennewick and vicinity last year
and this year we want them to be
our guests again. We do request
however, that they let us know at
once whether or not they plan
on being here.
The Oldtimer
'IRAGIC ERROR
This publication committed a
tragic error last week—tragic to
both kids and parents, when we
gave the opening day of school as
September 26 instead of August
—-next Monday. To some of the
kids who like school, the matter
was tragic, for they wanted to get
back. To others who are not so
fond of being cooped up it was
tragic when they discovered that
they had but a week left of vaca
tion instead of a month. Parents
were served similarly. To those
with little children it was tragic
to contemplate having ’em un
derfoot for another month and
those whose kids are in the upper
grades, tragic to think of them
finishing so soon. We’re sorry, but
don’t really know whom to blame.
School will start next Monday.
Doctors Move
Drs. Stevens and Stone have
moved into their new quarters in
the Havstad professional building
adjoining their old corner. The
doctors have their rooms arranged
according to their _ own specifications
and each has installed new and ad
ditional equipment for their new
offices.
Mayor Arthur B. Langlle of Se
attle, republican candidate for
governor, will speak on the streets
in Kennewick at nine o’clock next
Thursday morning. He will be en
tertaine dat a 7:45 breakfast at the
Arrow Grill preceding his speech.
Tickets may :be secured from Rus
sel Day or the Arrow Grill next
week. 7
The end or a busy but pleasant
summer is at hand for Irene Olson,
graduate of Kennewick high school
this past June, who has been serving
as one of the Farmerettes for the
Southeastern Washington Fair.
Irene’s official duties in connec
tion with the Fair close during the
Big Aluminum
Plant to Consider
Locating Here
Company is investigating
conditions relative to
new $15,000,000 manu
facturing business.
Kennewick is being given consid
eration as the location of a huge
new aluminum plant—the $15,000,-
000 iartory which Senator McNary
of Oregon has been shouting about
in the daily papers.
Due to Kennewick's location; the
nearness to raw materials and avail
ability of power and transportation.
the president of the company has
written that the location will be
given every consideration by his
company’s engineers.
. R. S. Reynolds, president of the
Reynolds Metals Company. of Rich
mond. Virginia, is a personal friend
of Geo. D. Peters. secretary of the
lOcal chamber of commerce. Follow
ing an article appearing in one of
the current news magazines. Mr.
Peters wrote to his friends outlin
ing some of the local advantages. As
a result, the company will investi
gate the-possibilities of locating in
Kennewick.
The fact that there are supposed
ly large deposits of bauxite in this
area will undoubtedly be one of the
deciding factors, should the plant
be located in this section.
Mrs. Vernon Bird is a patient in
a Walla Walla hospital, where she
was operated on last Monday. Her
condition is reported as being very
serious.
three afternoons and nights of that
event, August 29, 30 and 31, and
among her final activities is that of
extending an invitation to residents
of this district to “Take a Holiday"
at the Fair. Irene is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Olson of
Kennewick.
Walter Chrysler Dies
New York City—Walter P. Chrys
ler. founaer of one of the world‘s
greatest automobile manufacturing
corporations. died at his Long 15-
land country place at the age of 65.
He had been ill two years with heart
trouble.
Wallace Quits Cabinet
Washirigton, D. C.—Secretary of
Agriculture Wallace quits the Roose
velt Cabinet September 5 to cam
paign for the job of Vice~Pnesinent
on the New Deal third term ticket.
Two vacancies now exist in the cab
inet. Postmaster General Farley.
having quit last week to become
Chairman of the Board of the Co
ca 0019. Export Corporation.
Plan to Extend
Benton REA Lines
Into Swan District
Call for bids on 80-mile
extension to cost $82,-
000; to be finished this
year
A call for bids on the 80-mile ex
tension oi’ the Benton Rural Elec
tric association line into the White
Swan district will be advertised
within 10 days. John B. Whitehead.
manager, said 'niesday. The line
will run from Toppenish into the
White Swan and Medicine valley
districts. .’
Estimated cost or the work is
$82,000 and the line should be fin
ished by Christmas. Whitehead
said. Work on a line from the sub
station at Vernita to Grandview
will start soon. officials said. The
28-mile reduced power line will cost
approximately “0.000. The Vernita
station is under construction, Kr.
Whitehead added. (post of the sta
tion will be SBOO,OOO.
Power from Bonneville dam has
been contracted for by the Rural
Electric association and will be
turned into the association’s lines
by January 1. Whitehead said. The
association signed a 20-year power
contract with the Bonneville auth
ority. _
. W. c. 31ch of Tacoma was
employed to act as engineer on the
White Swan extension project.
35 Merchants in
Appreciation Days
Novel attraction to be
started next week
Kennewick merchants will be
busy next week explaining to their
customers the operation of the new
stunt being staged by them cooper
atively in the form of Appreciation
Days. The plan is one which will
interest every person who trades in
the district, and it involves no extm
purchases nor schemes to opente.
But it is one which will be sure to
interestall
Advertising material explaining
the project and the printed forms
are expected any day and as soon
as they arrive the merchants will
announce the plan. ,
Those who have already signed up
to‘participate in the project are:
Beste's Grocery. McDonald‘s Gro
cery. E. H. Behrman. Western Auto.
Ideal Cleaners. Knowles Texaco
Station. J. C. Penney CO.. Arrow
Grill, Washington Hardware CO..
Kennewick Printing Co.
Farmers Exchange. Safeway. Lar
ry's Shop. Lady Lure. Kennewick
Auto. Buck's Service Station, E. C.
Smith Motor 00.. Twin City Re
pair Shop. C. a. Yedica Motors. 0.
1". Stoops, Earl Ludwig.
Durocher’s Furniture, Pollyanna
Ice Cream. Pratt’s Garage. Ray
mond's, Strickler Motors. Standard
Lumber Co.'. Kennewick Club.
Town Pump. Vihber-Gifford Drug;
M. a; c. Sweet Shop, The Clothier,
Commercial Inn, Kennewick Bakery.
Washhurn Stores.
The lists have not yet been closed
and several other firms are expect
ed to be included in the list.
Week-End Guests Meet
at W. T. Elliott Home
KENNEWIOK VAIJEY -- Week
end guests at the W. 'l‘. Elliott home
were Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Moody and
son and daughter of Portland. Ore
gon. Mrs. D. C. Moody of Moscow,
Idaho, Mrs. Elliott's mother and
Mrs. Elliott's sister, Mrs. Sam Man
ley and son, Glen of Otis Orchards
and Mr. and Mrs. Cox-mac Thomp
son of Prosser,
Claude B. Odom of Connell visit
ed at the home of his sister, Mrs.
G. A. Rupp Monday.
County Auditor Harley Chapman
of Prosser was here last Thursday
in the interest 'or the election.
Late Goodnight, who has been
ill for several months. was able to
retumtohlsworkatPascomrs
day.
Pioneers to Be
Honored at the
States Day Show
Golden wedding program
to be feature; dedicate
flags and Indian Rock
with crypt
For the 17th consecutive time the
cltlzents of Prosser are busily en
gaged in the pleasent task of bulld
lng a blgger and better States Day.
which will take place 111 the clty
park on the 2nd of September. La
bor Day. says W. C. Sommers. chair
man.
The celebration will open with a
program dedicated to Washington
Pioneers. The registration booth.
program and entertainment will be
looked after by the Prosser Business
Girls. Following this. about 11 a.m..
couples who have been married fif
ty years or more, or who will cele
brate this event in 1940. will be
guests at a special Golden Wedding
program and luncheon. 'nie Wo
man’s Club. in charge of this fea
ture. ask that all those who intend
to participate. advise Mrs. Waite
Taylor. Prosser. either by card or
telqihone. not later than Saturday.
August aist. so that proper seating
and lunceon arrangements may be
made.
Free coffee. cream and sugar will
be served during the basket picnic
hour. ~
mum
The afternoon program will open
with Mayor E. R. Davies address of
welcome, followed by a State Flag
Review. The Boy Scouts wiu have
charge of this feature. The col
lection of State Flags. started last
year. has grown considerable. so this
should he a very colorful and inter
esting spectacle. The stage PM“!!!
will follow established offering: of
songs. dances. stunts and music.
The Indian Rock Dedication
ceremony will really be the most in
teresting part of this year's pro
gram.Arock.coveredwithsignsand
symbols of a forgotten age. will he
dedicated in the afternoon. In a
marble crypt. imbedded in cement.
will rest the registration list of the
men celebration. along with letters
from prominent people of today.
addressed to their arcoesaors in of
fice when future generations cele
brate the Washington State Oeu
tennial in rest. letters from Gov
ernor- Martin. Congresmn Knute
Hill. and many other prominent
leaders, are now being displayed in
a showcase in the business district.
before being sealed in the crypt.
where they will rest. unopened for
40 years, than. when this vault is
opened. forwarded to the persons
for whom intenad.
WM Pusan
The Yakima. Lions Pool smug
Team end Ray Hyatt’s Aoquule.
will next teke the moment In a
swimming and div-lug show, staged
in the Legion Peal.
The evening program will open
with a Bug mum. directed by
Ruth Holman. featuring Western
Music. with Larry Longevin et the
electric organ
A fireworks program of novelties,
set pieces end aerial display. will b
the final offering before the bu
outdoor Jitney dance. with Larry
1.0113 ch and his orchestre and idle
indoor Pioneer dance with nu.
ma Tull's orchestra. ‘
Planonmkinghbormyut’m
Day in Prouer’s city put.
Engineers Test
Port Property
Get data on turning basin
in Columbia river .
Soundings wen made In the Ken
newick Port-District this week by
the government dredge: doing the
rtver Improvement work. The tn
!onnatton required was for the pur—
pose of determining the kind and
amount of material to be removed
to complete the port's turning basin
soon to be constructed.
Report of this activity was mode
today at the board meeting of the
chamber of commerce by Ed Web
er. chairman of the committee. He
also reports keen interest in a pro-
Ject started about six months ago
concerning the possibilities of es
tablishing a clue factory in this vi
cinity. Information concerning this
project is still being gathered.
Teachers Arrive
Misses Katherine Robbins and
Mildred Malinowski are the new
teachers for the first and second
grades. respectively, reports Miss
Margaret Reymore. school district
clerk.
She states thet the teachers are
‘arrivinz in town and all will be here
in time for the teachers meeting on
Sammy or this week. The full term
will open Monday and the bus rm
and schedules will be a usual. _
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