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Ell 2 Kennemtrk Gunner-Ewart“
Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing Co.. 217 Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, Washington
Member or National Editorial Association and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
Subscription $2.00 per year R. E. REED. Editor and Publisher
The Courier. est. March 27. 1902 The Reporter, est. January 24, 1908 Consolidated April 1, 1914
Entered as Second Class matter, April 2, 1914 at P. O. at Kennewick, Wash., under act of March 3, 1879
A FALLING-OFT
Due to certain census returns to
date, we are somewhat surprised at
the decline in the population of
some Western states. The reason
for this change in figures in the
Plains States is believed caused
by the moving on of folks who have
suffered from crop failures and
droughts. The census shows that
in those places where irrigation is
possible. the population has in
creased, to a degree. There isn't
a moving-out, but that there is a
suffering of hardships on the part
of some family. And even though
agricultural experts tell us that
west of the Mississippi to the Rocky
Mountains there is not one acre of
land that is purely waste land,‘
there is no expert to tell us that all
of this land is ripe for growing
corn and wheat. Perhaps we do not
utilize all of the rivers of the West,
perhaps we should tend to the
raising of grass that will survive
any drought and will give grazing
to cattle. We must remember
- that every summer is not a drought
one. We ask for hints from scient
ists in the way we can solve this
problem of bringing back the popu
lation of the desert states. With
what may we plant prosper so that
as: every lasting struggle of man
and nature may be turned to a ‘
profit ibr both. May the wanderers 1
return to their homes and "count ‘
‘ their blessings over :those days in f
the early 1800’s when there might I
well indeed be termed the “Great ‘
American Desert.” 1
MORE POTATOES
We get varied reports of the
changes taking place in territory oc
cupied by the German army of in
vasion and our sources may be
questionable. Too many of our
news reports are just what the na
tions involved wish to give out to
the reading public. However, we
have at hand authentic enough
statements that German soldiers
occupying Oslo in Norway, are dig
ging up the flowers that have long ‘
bloomed in the city's public gardens {
and are putting potato plants in
their place. The American farmer
has always known of the abundance
of Norway’s potato crops and they
realize the seriousness of the food
shortage if new means are taken
to supplant flowers with food. In
Norway, they tell us. about the only
meal when you will not find a
steaming dish of “spuds” to grace
the board is breakfast, for the Nor
wegian feels this is a necessity to
a regular diet. Norway'has increas
ed her root cropsb during these last
few years, and has turned her at
tention to recent developments of
scientifically treated soil. Also,
there is no twant farmer problems
for the tenant farmer is almost
unknown. The Norwegians choose
to cultivate and own his own plot
or ground whatever its size may be.
NO OBJECTION S
There should be no objection to
the registering and ringer-printing
under law _ ,of the nation’s aliens.
The only objection might come from
someone who is living in this coun
try, enjoying its privileges and pro
~ Them
-' . Spreading
GERVITA S~Y , :
THE NEW VITAMIN- ‘ ' ' ' '
FILLED BREAD
—is creating a sensation in this area. The new ‘
germ-bearing health flour makes our new loaf
delicious. It is rapidly becoming a favorite in
many Kennewick homes. Try GERVITA bread
next time.
Order From Your Grocer
Kennewick Bakery
tection, illegally. These aliens in
time will gladly comply with the
law as they understand why it was
made. Not so long ago only crim
iinals were fingerprinted, or persons
suspected of crime. Now this pro
cess of identification is used in
cases of accident or death. It is
used in identifying employees in
many industries, in insurance busi
ness and especially in government:
positions. I
\ There is a growing conviction that
the present relief program must be
changed. As it is at present con
stituted it is destroying self-initia
tive and bringing up a race to peo
ple who have forgotten how to look
for work.
’ We like the part in Wendell Will
kie’s speech in which he promised
ithat the return of the country to
normal conditions will mean toil
and sweat and sacrifice. In Mr.
Willkie’s opinion there are no easy
times ahead {for some time to come
for anyone. We like such a realistic
view of things.
We do not blame industry for
hanging back and permitting the
government to put up the money for
manufacturing plants enlargement
and extensions. Everyone who has
had anything to do with the govem
ment knows that if after the plant
is built by private money the threat
of war would pass, the government
would cancel all unfilled orders and
leave the manufacturer flat with a
sizable portion of his assets tied up
in a plant for which he has no
use.
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TEN YEARS AGO—I93O
Miss May Turner of Finley was to
reign as Queen of the Kennewick
fair. Miss Jane Wooden of Horse
Heaven came in a close second.
Floyd Hutchins lost his sedan
when it caught fire on the read be
tween here and Prosser.
Miss Floyce Smith had returned
from a vacation spent in Clifford,
North Dakota.
Van Martin, who was employed
on road work was seriously injured
while loading some equipment when
one of the large pieces of machinery
fell on him.
The Mises Gladys Speegle and
Evelyn 01-brich returned from a va
cation spent in California.
Wilmot Gravenslund had return
ed from a family reunion spent in
Oregon.
Rey Maddox had returned from
Oaks Harbor on Whidby Island,
where he spent the summer with his
uncle.
' Fire destroyed the garage and
ham of C. A. Haékney at Richland.
The car was saved as was the car of
C. F. Fletcher, which was parked
near the garage.
Hover had emerged from the
dark ages when the P. P. & L. com
pany turned on the juice for that
vicinity.
TWENTY YEARS AGO—I92O
! Edward Lum, son of Mr. and
:Mrs. C. E. Lum of the Valley took
{nine first prizes, two seconds and
j-a third in the county contests of
i boys and girls clubs which was held
. in the schoolhouse.
I Ellis Dorothy motored from
[Sunnyside in his new car.
’ Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Arnold re
turned «from Long Beach, where
1 they had spent a vacation.
Mrs. J. I. Hill entertained the
junior class of boys and their moth
ers of the Christian church with a
lawn party.
B. J. Pinckney had sold his con
fectionery store to Norman Hooper!
of Kellogg, Idaho.
The E .A. Miller family of East
Kennewick spent the week-end in
Spokane.
‘ Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Keene and
small son motored to Yakima. Mr.
Keene returned home while his wife
remained for a longer visit.
Mrs. Howard Lincoln was attend
ing an American Legion Auxiliary;
convention in Spokane. 1
I F. E. Masters had returned from a.
four days’ trip to Oregon.
F. G. Bier, who was former pro
prietor of the Richland Hardware
store had purchased an interest in
the Motor Irm Garage and would,
with his brother Alex, take part in
the management. They had takenl
the Ford agency also.
THIRTY YEARS AGO—I9IO
The Kennewick schools opened
with a decided crowding of rooms
in the grades. The new system of
medical inspection was to begin
during the year as was planned by
superintendent Lewis and the school
board. .
Ed Layton had gone to Finley to
visit and console the sick.
T 'Leslie Williams had returned for
a short stay with his parents.
The new oven recently construct
ed in the Twin City Bakery was
tried for the first time and failed
when it crumbled from the heat.
Another was being made as rapidly
as possible to replace it.
Miss Ethel Tompkins entertained
at her home in the Garden Tracts
with a. farewell party honoring her
guest, Miss Winnie Atherton of Al
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In speaking of the fact that Pres
ident Roosevelt claimed that a third
term nomination was FORCED on
him, a Tennessee congressman told
the following story:
It brings to mind the story of
the old fellow who used to take a
nip once in a while and finally
was reformed. H was on his death
bed. So he sald to his wife, “Mary,
I wish you would go down to the
old well and find that old bottle
of liquor I have hidden down there
[under a loose board. Then, Mary,
I want you to go out in the back
yard and pick some nice fresh mint
leaves. Then, Mary, I want you to
bring it up home and no matter!
how much I protest, Mary, make
me drink it."
The best thing about a. radio
campaign speech, says Dad
Gummit, is the pause for sta
tion identification.
CHRISTIAN NATION: One which
makes the innocent suffer because
it is too tender hearted to punish
the guilty.
The country has learned one
thing . . . that 3 Labor Relations
Board does not improve Labor
Relations.
Most persons are willing to
worry along wlthont the nec
essities. Giving up the Infidel
is what hurts.
All these farm relief suggestions
The Finley schools opened with
71 pupils enrolled for the first day
with more expected after the fruit
season.
The Misses Louise Gravenslund
and Ruby Spughenhaupt entertain
ed a group :of girl friends honoring
Miss Mollie Godfrey of Finley.
Ed Tweet, bookkeeper for the C.
H. Boyles, contractor of Spokane,
‘was in Kennewick and stated that
the company intended to move one
of its outfits to Kennewick soon.
After a six month’s silence the
Kennewick band under the leader
ship of F. L. Young resumed its
practice.
Definition
are unfair to the farmer, writes Dad
Gummit. They take his mind off
his natural experience and compel
himtotrytobecomeasmarttin
ancier.
One good thing about the
horse and buggy days. You
didn’t have to wake some
body up in the middle or the
night to get hay enough to
get back to town!
Beflniiion
AVERAGE BOY: One who is
about half as good as his mother
thinksheis.andhalrasbadas
the neighbors think.
Some College Girls pursue leam'
mg, and others learn pursuing.
‘ Marshall Gut: Hey, where do you
think you’re going?"
Motorist: “Be easy with me of
ficer—this Is the first time I have
n't had my wife along to tell me."
} Th teacher was testing the
knowledge of the kindergarten
class. Slapping a half dollar on
the desk, she said sharply, “What is
that?"
Instantly came the answer from
the back row. “Tails." \
' POME
There was a. young girl from St
Louie,
Who submitted her case to the jury;
She said, “Car three
Has injured my knee,"
But the Jury said. “We’ve mm
Mimourl.”
Lady: "Does this train stop at
San Francisco?”
Conductor: “Well. If it doesn't
there’s sure going to be an awful
splash." ‘
Woman. so an old legend goes,
was created thusly:
“When the Creator made up His
mind to fashion woman, he and
dendly discovered that the matter
at His disposal had already been
entirely used up in the creation of
Adam. What did He do? He took
the undulations of the serpent, the
clinging faculty of the creepers,
the trembling of the blade of grass.
the erect stature of the feed. the
velvet of the flower, the lightness of
the leaf. the look of the smile, the
nheerfulneasofthesunrayfihetean
of the clouds, the lnoonstancy of the
wind. the softneas of the dawn, the
sweetnes of honey, the cruelty of
them. the burning heat of file.
the freezing effect of ice and the
chattering of the magpie—Mixed all
these elements together and created
woman.”
WOMAN
Dog Bite Injures
No§erof Small Boy
ROVER—Mrs. Irene Hughes and
laughter, Mrs. Joe Ely of Walla
Walla. took Mrs. Ely‘s son. chkle.
to Seattle for medical attention on
Tuesday. Dickie had hte misfor
tune to be bitten 1n the face by
adogandtheytookhlmtoSeattle
for plastic surgery.
Gibert Moss returned to his
work on the railroad at Yellepit.
Mr. and Mrs J. E. Cochran were
dinner guests at the 8111 Cochran
home in Finley 'lhursday.
The harvest festival and chicken
dinner which is sponsored by the
Hover Ladies aid will be given on
Friday. September 27. in the high
school at Hover. ‘
Mrs. S. Erickson and son of Fin- 1
ley were in Hover Sunday.
Several people from Hover Start
ed to pick grapes Monday.
‘ Those in Kennewick Saturday
from Hover were Chas. Evans. Mrs.
Stewart. Mrs. Laudell and daughter,
Dick Nunn, Jim Nunn and sons. Mr.
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