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Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing 00.. 217 Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick. Washington
Member of 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. 0. at Kennewick, Wash., under act of March 3. 1879
God Bless America
One of a. series of editorials under
this heading to be released by
this newspaper.
This editorial was written by:
Governor Clarence D. 'Martin
I am proud that Washington
Newspaper Publishers have invited
me to contribute the first editorial in
a series they will use under the
heading “God Bless America." I feel
mate deeply on the subject than I
can put into expression in words for
lowean thatlam,andallthatl
have to these United States and to
my own State of Washington, of
which I am a native son. \
Today, America is still a tfree na
tion. It is still a land of opportun
ity. where every man may stand on
his own feet. I want to keep it that
way for my sons and for yours.
America and the State 01' Wash
lngton still permit every man, no
matter whether his station be high
or low, to think, speak and do as he
pleases, so long as he does not
break the laws upon which this na
tion was founded, and whim have
been necessary to keep it a. nation
of free people, with the right of the
individual to life, liberty and the
pursuit of what he deems may be his ‘
Where else in today’s world is
there a nation which has fthis free
Where else can we live through
the day and night without fear of
the hand of arbitrary authority on
the shoulder, the rear of bullets or
In my opinion the danger to Am
erica lies not in any he or combin
ation at foes from without, no mat
ter how powerful. It lies only in any
tunable lailure of ours to appreciate
the blessings of the government un
der which we live.
America did not always exist. It
was found scarcely more than a
century and a half ago. This free
dom which we enjoy was purchased
by the toil, the sacrifice of our fore
fathers in both blood and treasure.
They knew what they wanted, and
they valued it so highly that they
were willing to and did make any
sacrifice for it. It has come to us of
:3; present generation without ef-
There are forces in the world to
day who look on us with greedy
eyes. They would make vessels of
us. and take our resources. They
are entirely without compunction.
continue Aw enjoy its blessing. only
if we appreciate what these bless
ings mean, and by our conduct and
our character deserve them. As a
united people, with the resolve and
character or the- founders or this
nation, we will be unconquerable.
Without that appreciation we may
have two ocean naval strength, a
great Army, but they would mean
little. ’We have examples of nations
with great armies, but who were
sick at heart, whose character had
become decadent.
-I cannot ”conceive of an America
that will let its freedom, its man
Build Valuable Bank Credit
When Financing that
1941 Cal}
Make both sides of that dollar work when
you buy that new car—make your inaney
not only pay for the car, but also build local
bank credit with one of the first one hun
dred banks in point of size in this country.
0 Check our more favorable rates!
0 Check our more favorable terms!
0 Check the privileges we offer, includ
ing that of arranging the financing
through your automobile dealer.
0 Check the convenience and satisfac
tion of dealmg financially With local
people Whom you know.
Automobile financing is becoming more 10-
calized every day; Before buying that 1941
car, talk over its financing with one of our
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporal“!
ner of living go by default. We have
builded a civilization that is super
ior to any that ever has existed. An
aroused America. can perform any
task, surmount any test that it may
be called upon to face. Let us re
fleot earnestly on the blessings that
we enjoy and keep them against
any force, at any cost for ourselves
and posterity.
If I gave back to America every- ‘
thing she has given me, I would still ‘
be in her debt. So would you. Godl
Bless America. s I
Initiative No. 141 will require, if
valid and made effective, an added
expense to the state of about thir
«ty-two millions of dollars annually.
Old age aid would therefore take
about 40 percent of all state reve
nues, unless new tax sources are
discovered. A similar law in Colo
rado, where $35.00 per month pen
sions are paid, takes over one-third
of Colorado state revenues, accord
ing to government reports. One leg- I
islator has suggested as solution a
poll tax of about $40.00 per year,
to be paid by every state citizen of
voting age.
After -the last election there seems
little reason longer to delay the sub
mission to the people of a consti
tutional amendment making perm
anent the 40-min limitation on the
property taxation. This limitation
has been «passed by the people five
times, .the last one this month, and
without material opposition. It
would seem about time to place this
oft-expressed popular mandate in its
proper place, with other fundament
>3l limitation, in the state constitu
This isn’t meant to be impolite
when we repeat the very old wheeze
of “every dog has his day.” The
folks who are in the business of
hair-dressing, manicuring, massag
ing and selling cosmetics, tell us
that during this next year “the
competition for men will be some
thing fierce.” There is expected to
be a 300 percent increase in cos
metics and hair-dos than last year.
It seems that with Uncle Sam call
ing a number of the eligibles from
the field, the ladies are going to
have to do extra dolling up to at
tract those whose numbers haven’t
come up. This is probably good
’news to the trade Imm a business
standpoint, and is no doubt equally
Vinteresting to some of the chaps in
‘Kennewick, who are in line for the
‘feminine onslaught.
We expect to see more “Made in
America” toys this year at Christ
mas than ever before. This creates
added employment for adults and
more Americanized toys .for child
ren. American toys have always
been more sturdy in construction
than the Japanese and German
’made toys. A buyer in children’s
' things hinted of the very attractive
toys we shall see this gift-tide. She
lsaid that to her every American
teddy bear had the same expression
land the majority of dolls were not
as delicate in appearance as the
dolls cherished by the English
children. A number or the English
refugee children are helping to de
sign dolls and bears and soldiers for
,the Christmas trade and the results
:are very pleasing and different.
Every indication is that the coun
try is on the eve of a great indus
trial revival. Industries that in 1933
showed large losses are showing to
day big earnings. General Electric
has orders booked for $100,000,000
worth of turbines alone. This is
greater by $31,000,000 than the high
point during the World war. West
inghouse turbine orders broke all
records recently with a back log of
$65,000,000 to be filled. Orders for
electrical equipment are taken as
an indication out substantial indus
‘trial activity. 4
{Perhaps we haven’t considered it,
feeling secure in our knowledge
that medicine and science has been
advancing yearly in controlling the
epidemics of illness that visit young
and old. But have these older resi
dents of Kennewick stopped to real
ize the dewer contagious disease
signs that make their unhappy way
to house-fronts? Signs of diph
theria, scarlet fever, measles, which
warned that too many children
were not growing up. The mortal
ity rate of children between the ages
of one to fourteen, has been cut
down so that it is only 1-5 of what
it was ‘3O years ago. 'llhe afore
mentioned diseases have been prin
cipally the ones reduced. Influenza
and pneumonia have come in for
'their share of medical attention and
discovery. If we could make living
lcomiittions as d’avomble in propor
tion we can really make for longer
lives for our young.
a well known source of the sub roan.
news or the village. The modern
beauty shop turnishes formidable
competition. A man is out.of a bar
ber chair in twenty minutes, but it
requires about three hours to admin
ister a permanent, and three hours
permits a thorough job of reporting
with all of the side lights.
When we think of the lousy stuff
they are called 'upon to sing, we
cannot help but feel sorry [for some
of the radio singers. Most of the
product or modern song writers is
silly trash and inane gibberish.
I Kansas, which voted against a
third term for President Roosevelt,
elected .by a full party majority 13
Secretary of State for his eighth
consecutive term, an insurance
Commissioner (or his sixth consecu
tive term and a state printer for
his i'ourth consecutive term.
| There is nothing quite so good for
every human ailment, including the
{after election daze, as a. good night's
'We believe that a thoroughly pre
pared United States is going to be
the best safeguard against war that
the world can have. As long as the
people of the United States hoid to
their present opinion against ag
gressor nations, our sympathy and
our material’ aid can be counted
against the aggressors.
One remarkable thing about the
radio is that it doesn’t seem to make
any difference how many radios are
tuned in at. one time. 'lhere are over
$5,000,000 radios in the United Stem
and during the recent campaign
they were an «tuned in all; one time.
yet there was no appreciable reduc
tion in the volume 'or oratory.
' The boy, who when asked by his
‘Sunday school teacher. who said:
:“Whebher thou guest I will so.” an
swered, “'lhe installment collector,”
’was half right at that.
Washburn Has Part in
All-College Production
Robert Washburn, Kennewlck, has
beenchosen topla'ythepartoi’Bill
in “What a Life,” the Clifford Gold
smith play which has been selected
by the speech department at Wash
ington State college as the next all
college production. The play, which
will be directed by Maynard Lee
Daggy, head of the department of
speech. is scheduled to be presented
January 17 and 18.
“What a Life” is the lively story
’of the trials and worries of Henry
Aldrich, the adolescent high school
’boy characterized in radio by Ezra
Stone. Washburn is a freshman en
!rolled in business administration.
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Close to 125 of the leading aspar
agus growers of this district met at
the Big Y to listen to the general
manager of the association speak
on the increasing of asparagus acre
age in this community.
Miss Clarabelle Smith and Roy
Safford were united in marriage at
the home of the bride’s parents ten
years ago.
Kenneth E. Serier had been nam
ed for the end position on the myth
ical intramural football eleven for
the inter-fraternity league. Mr. Ser
ier was a senior at Whitman college.
The fair association had reelected
\C. C. Williams to head its organi
zation for the next year. T. J. Chal
craft was to represent Vale grange;
Chris Puderbaugh, Finley; Gilbert
Clodfelter, Horse Heaven; Albert
Morgan, Highlands and J. Swayze,
Bob Siegfried. who was enrolled
as a freshman at W. S 0., appeared
in the all-college review and was a
member of the cast of “Hodge
Podge,” a dancing, music and com
edy act.
The Althea Rebekah lodge was
hostess to the valley district clubs
at the semi-annual meet. Mrs. C. F.
Winkenwerder was elected as the
new vice-president.
Mrs. T. W. Payne had purchased
property on Kennewick avenue and
Fruitland and was planning to con
struct a tungaiow. ,
Mrs. v. w. :Bird and Mrs. McKin
ley Desgranges were initiated into
the Alma chapter, 0. E. s. i
The Frank Clark family 0! Han
10rd had moved into the place
which they had purchased and was
planning to do some remodeling.
Hundreds of Pasco visitors came
to Kennewick by train to take part
in the Armistice day parade. The
Kennewiok band made its first pub
lic appearance. Other organiza
tions represented included delega
tions from both Pasco and Kenne
wick Legions and auxiliaries: G. A.
R.; W. R. 0.; D. A. R.; and the
Spanish-American War Veterans. In
the afternoon the annual game was
held with Kennewick winning over
Pasco to the,tune or 21 to 7.
F. H. Lincoln reported a new
baby girl at his house twenty years
‘ .A. St. Laurent was hauling hnnber‘
for an addition to his residence. 3
F. W. Hem‘bree had gone to Kan- I
sas with several cars of apples.
H. H. Fiesher had gone toSt. Paul
on a business trip.
Joe Siegfried was suffering from
a broken rib. the result of an accl
dent while playing in school.
Clinton Copeland left for Port
land” where he was to boa'rd the U.
s. destroyer for a 22 days’ cruise on
the coast of southern California.
The Kennewlck Minute Women
igtgthe second annual county meet
’llh,e Kennewlck Knights of Pyth
ias-conferred the rank of Knight on
Harold and Lawrence Oliver at the
regular meeting night.
Hanford was half destroyed by tire
on Wednesday with the property
loss being estimated at $50,000. fire
fire originated in the Golmnhia Ho
tel and thesixteenguestsintheho
tel reached safety with a number
of burns as the result. The fire
started about 2 o’clock and contin
ued until 7:30 the next morning.
among the Spokane visitors at the
apple show there during the week.
‘ A new heating plant was being in
stalled at the Presbyterian church.
A basement was to be constructed
that man is here again!
@ll2 Kennpmirk anuriPr-‘ifivpnrtpr
under the Methodist church. which
would room the Sunday school and
a heating plant.
The Twin City Ice and Cold Stor
age company had found it necessary
to build a 18x60 addition to their
plant due to the lack of the increas
ing demand for space.
Odin Staley spent Sunday with
Jim Dodson on his Horse Heaven
Harvey Collins had left for his
home in Madison. Nebraska. where
he would spend the winter with his
ifather. .
‘ Sadie Conway was elected guard
ian neighbor in the regular meeting
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children certainly have for never does this time of year
come around but what people everywthere start think
ing it’s time for Santa Claus to come. And this year he
has come with more enthusiasm than usual. You'll see
him or one of his assistants in every store in Kenne
wiek. .You’ll see the evidence of his deft touch. in
magnificent Christmasideas of every descripho!
. . . gifts for Mom and Pop, for Aunt Sadie and
Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Oscar, for
sweethearts and for just plain friends . and.
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Chemer Anderson. Herold Combes
and Frank Green sold several head
of saddle horses during the week
end to the U. 8. Amy.
Norman Travis was s week-end
guest of Tom Speck in Buena
Vista and attended n My Satur
day evening at the Osborne home.
Arthur Bell. who is employed at
the Guy Morgen ranch. is spend
ing a couple of weeks with relatives
in Spokane. Herman Merle is tak
ing charge of the ranch eat present
as the Morgan family have moved to
the Weber sperhnents in Pioneer.
About four inches of snow fell
Wednesday and Thursday and has‘
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