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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, October 03, 1940, Image 6

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Buddies Enjoy Trip
to Reunion of A.E.F.
LOCUS'I‘ GROVE—Mr. and Mrs.
M. Simmelink accompanied the
Loren Lapes of Prosser on a trip to
Sandpoint, Idaho over the week-end.
where they attended the reunion of
the 146th A.E.F. This reunion is held
in September every year and much
enjoyment is evidenced when these
old comrades meet each other again.
Next year’s reunion will be in Walla
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Safford and
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Edwards left
Sunday for a two week's visit to
California and the fair.
The Locust Grove Home Circle
will meet Tuesday, October 15 at the
home of Mrs. M. V. Heberlein with
an afternoon meeting starting at
2:00 o'clock. Plans for Achieve
ment Day will be made.
Pat Owens returned last week
from a trip to Rochester, where he
entered the clinic for observation
and treatment. He is much improv
ed after a minor operation.
Locust Grove Grange will meet on
Saturday at the hall at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Mcßee Entertains
Seattle Relatives
Mrs. E. H. Mcßee has been enter
taining as houseguests for several
days, her sister, Maude and also her
daughter, Anne of Seattle. Thurs
day Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Mcßee
and children, Mrs. Mcßee and her
guests attended the fair at Yakima.
Dorabelle, Louise and Merle May
Morgan were visitors Friday even
ing at the Hugh Ben and Guy Travis
homes. . .
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace. Anderson
and Floyd Smith spent Saturday
and Sunday with relatives in Yaki
ma and visited the fair. Mr and
Mrs. Chester Anderson and daugh
ter, took a saddle horse up for entry
at the fair by truck
James Belan left Sunday for Cal
ifornia, where he will go on anoth
er fishing expedition.
Richafd Mcßee was absent from
school Thursday and Friday.
Many Local Visitors
Attend Yakima Fair
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Travis, Geneva
and Naomi Travis, Vernon Borden
and Phyllis Speck attended the
fair at Yakima Saturday afternoon
and evening. They also visited at
the Charles Tyacke home, where
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tyacke and
daughter, Virgil Tyacke and Ber
nard Cable are staying at present.
Other visitors at the Yakima
Fair Saturday were Mr. and Mrs.
W. 0. Travis and Mr. and Mrs. John
Tomaske and children.
Barney Schmidt and son,‘ Billy,
went to Zillah Friday afternoon and
spent the night with relatives. Sat
urday they were guests of relatives
in Yakima and visited the fair.
Shirley Reutler of Prosser spent
the week-end at the James Belan
home. Alice Girt spent the week
end at her home, her first visit
home since school began.
Ruth Simmelink Wins
: lst in Meat Contest
Simmelink and Irma Pratt, mem
bers of the Locust Grove Sagebrush
Six Handy Homecraft 4-H Club
competed in the meat identification
(:oth and presented a demonstra
tion at the 4-H fair at Yakima on
Saturday. Ruth won first honors in
meat identification and Irma won
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fifth place. The two young ladies
will compete in the meat identifi
cation contest at the Pacific Inter
national at Portiand.
Walter Edwar '.s and Mrs. M.
Simmelink took the exhibits of the
Locust Grove Sagebrush Six 41-}!
club to the State 4-H Fair‘at Yaki
ma Tuesday. "Che club’s exhibits
won five blue, five red and two white
ribbons as prizes.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Edwards and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith attended
the annual Rebekah and Odd Fellow
dinner at the hall Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Henson and
Mrs. J. W. Root were Yakima fair
visitors Saturday. ‘ -
Invention of Gunpowder
Still Remains a Mystery
There is a large place reserved
in World history for the man who
invented gunpowder—but no histori
an can be certain of this inventor’s
Perhaps no chemical invention or
discovery has affected the course
of history to a greater degree than
has gunpowder. Dr. Ralph E. Oes
per, associate professor of analyti
cal chemistry at the University of
Cincinnati. ‘has been making a study
of its origin.
Dr. Oesper said that Berthold
Schwarz. a German 'monk, and
Friar Roger Bacon have been asso
ciated with the invention, although
the Bacon claim has been upheld
solely in England.
His studies have led Dr. Oesper
to the conclusion that Schwarz—ir
he really existed at all—invented
firearms about 1250 at Freiburg.
“No contemporary documents or
accounts dealing with Schwarz are
known and those who contend that
he never existed may be correct.
but at least tradition. which usually
has an historical basis. justified the
monument to his memory in Frei
burg." Dr. Oesper explains.
The earliest version, taken from a
Freiburg manuscript of 1432, has
Schwarz seeking a tincture for gild
ing metals, mixing saltpeter. sul
phur, lead. and oil in a tight copper
pot, and prompted by the resultant
explosion to experiment further.
"Why are there no contemporary
records?" Dr. Oesper asked. “If
Berthold Schwarz is a purely leg
endary inventor. the answer is ob
vious. However, history may have
taken no interest in his doings be
cause guns were said to be execra
ble inventions and their employment
was decried as destructive to manly
valor and unworthy of an honora
ble warrior.
“Schwarz was reputed to have
compounded powder with Satan’s
blessing, and the clergy preached
that as ~a co-worker or the evil one,
he was a renegade to his profession
and his name should be forgotten.
There was no reference to the Chi
nese claim to the invention of gun
powder in Dr. Oesper's report.
To enable needy 4-I-I club mem
bers to get started in their live stock
projects the Farm Security Admin
istration has begun to lend the
young people small sums of money
up to $75. This will permit them to
buy a calf, pig or chickens or oth
er livestock necessary for fulfilling
a club project. These young borrow
ers are members of families already
being helped by the F'. S. A.
Some wives have to get wrinkled
faces and knotty hands before hus
bands begin to appreciate them.
The most important factor in as
suring good nutrition for children is
the knowledge of how to select the
proper kinds of food and how to en
couarge good food habits. Children
begin to form food habits soon after
they are born. Parents can see to
it that these early food habits are
good ones that will stand by the
children for the 'rest of their lives.
Good appetite is a big help in form
ing good food habits. Children who
have enough sleep and who do not
go to meals overtired, who play ac
tively—preferably in the open air—
and who have good meals at regular
hours under pleasant conditions are
likely to have good appetites. Eat
ing between meals can become a
bad habit that spoils the appetite for
regular meals.
Girl Likes Machine Shop
Celia Varady. 17. of Cleveland,
Ohio, takes greasy hands and
broken fingernails with a grin—for
she is enrolled in the machine shop
class in her high school. “It’s a lot
of fun. just being down here and see
ing what goes on,” she said, tum
ing down a casting on a large metal
lathe. “I like running a lathe, but
filing is not so wonderful—not that
I don't like that too. but I don't
have the strength for it." Celia said
she likes to get her hands dirty.
"And I certainly do down here.” she
said. “I break so many nails now
that I have given up using nail pol
The S. s. America, recently
launched, is the largest steamship
ever built in America. It will make
its maiden cruise August 10 to the
West Indies. The new luxury liner
weighs 26,454 tons.
Warm Homes are
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Child Food Training
Harvest Festival, to
Benefit Local Church
HOVER—The Hover Ladies' Aid
wish to thank all those who took
part and helped out so generously
in the Harvest Festival given at the
River View high school the evening
of Friday, September 27th.
The main feature of the evening
was a country store, which was
made up of donations from the
Kennewick and Pasco merchants
and our community. After the
store had been in progress for an
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hour the remaining goons was an
ctioned by Wilber Ash of Finley. In
connection with the country store
a cooked food and rummage sale
was featured. ,
The proceeds which amounted to
one hundred and thirty-five dol
the community caurch. .
An old fashioned fried chicken
dinner was served country style to
about a hundred and fifty guests.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. V. I. Tuck
er of Amboy. a girl. Anita Jean,
on September 18. ~
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
gem-y of Seaside, a girl, on Septem
r 8. ‘
7 The Tucker family and Henry
families ‘were former residents here.
Old Betsy May Do
Her Bit in Big War
If you have a gun you aren’t using.
some Englishman can use it to take
potshots at German parachuters in
defense or his home, says the re
cently organized American Commit
tee for the Defense of British Homes.
The committee, headed by C. Sny
dam Cutting, American sportsman
and explorer. was organized to col
lect gifts of privately-owned rifles.
revolvers, shotguns and binoculars
for the defense of the homes of the
British civilian population.
Specific materials needed, ac
cording to Cutting, are pistols and
revolvers of all makes and. ammu
nition, rifles of all metric calibnes
from 7 mm. to 8 mm., and all mili
‘tary types, 10 and 12 gauge shotguns
but no Damascus barrels. ammuni
ition No. 4 buck to No. 00 buck. rifled
slugs and pumpkin balls.
1 Cutting urges that each firearm
be accompanied by 150 to 500
rounds of ammunition. and be sent
to committee headquarters at 10
Warren street. New York city.
Cutting. who heads the commit
tee served ln theAEr. in fiance,
has been on 10 expeditions for the
American Museum of Natural His
tory, and is a trustee of that mus
J. E. Cochran Observes
Eighty-Third Birthday
HOVER—Mrs. J. E. Cochran en
tertained Sunday at gunner honor
ing her husband's eighty-third
birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Sam McCrosky of Colfax. Mr. and
Mrs. W. 1... Cochran and Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley Cochran and family
of Finley, and Mrs. Minnle Ashby.
Reverend and Mrs. Will Daniels
of Richland spent Friday at the
J. E. Cochran home and attended
the Harvest Festival in the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Neal. aaugh
ter Carol. and Bobble Hughes visit
ed Sunday at the Joy Ely home in
Walla Walla.
Mr. and Ml 5. Harry Hampton and
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