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fiat-v- Speech Acclaimed ‘
,glmgwn— Practically unanim
mg; ”claim has been accorded the
W 93 world-wide broadcast
“ruins the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo
Winn bloc that the passage of ‘
a, muse-Lend. bill meant that
an ounce ‘of American industrial
my would be thrown into the
W against the dictators. He
and for unity of action between
m and capital, and assured all
nations threatened with invasion
w the U. S. stood ready to assist
than with the arms and food sup
plies to resist.
Varied Foreign Reactions
admin, Greece and China hailed
the President’s promise as their de
liverance from the threat of "virtual
m. rln a speech to the leading
m of the Nazi army, Hitler
mated his oft-reiterated predic
that England was doomed and
3 no possible U. 8. help would
me her. In both Italy and Japan
uni-official newspapers charged
tint the U. S. was actually at war
with the Axis powers. American
minimal the resistance of both
whey and Jugoslavia to Hitler’s
and for submission, and latest
m indicate that any further
M penetration in the Balkans
'mld bring these nations into the
Mist as Britain’s allies. Russia
Minuet! her policy of mystery in
the hternational situation.
Greeks Hammer Italians
Liliana—The presence of Musso
lini himself in command of the
hub disorganized Italian forces in
Na tailed to stop the utter
rout of his armies. It is estimated
tint new divisions totalling 150.000
hoops have already been rendered
C per cent ineffective through in
iuryand death. Britain is pouring
a huge army into Greece in anti
cipation of a German attack thru
mm and Rumania, now reduced
to the status of Nazi vassals. Il
Dace has returned to Rome crest
iallen at the complete defeat of his
midiers on all fronts, and now only
wait: what aid Hitler can give him.
Britain Drafts Women
London— Labor Minister Berin
VIII cell for industrial service girls
at 20 and 21 and men from 41
to 45 to speed all production of
mum-y material and to release as
my men of army. navy and air
face age as possible before the
lu-threatened invasion by Hitler.
Duplete instructions have been is
sued to the civilian population of
file Brithh Isles covering their con
duct in the event of the landing
at enemy troops.
Sabotage Wrecks Train
Pittsburgh, Pa.—T-he removal of
‘ll Spikes on a section of Pennsyl-
Vfllh Railroad track near here
Md 8 5-car train down an em
hlnkment into the Ohio River, caus-
N four deaths and injury to 40
Mucus. Railroad police found
a“ mi)? used to remove the
We: ave no clue to the :-
Mtors. pe
Bis Income Tax Gain
Wuhinzzton—lt is estimated that
W 18.000.000 Americans filed
Me tax returns last weke, and
that theyears' collections will mount
“”MMMO. again of 30 percent.
In Detroit, the three leading auto
”bile e(“firmness paid more than
“mo-000. of which General Mo
“! share alone was in excess of
“3900.000. Corporation returns are
Md to number 500.000. One
Wm, Whose name is not reveal
gm 3500.000 as his first quarter’s
mush Sell Big Concern
New York City—An American
Milne syndicate bought the SIOO.-
“ American Viscose Corpora
h- Mt producer of rayon in
“‘9 'orld. from the British Govern-
M as custodian for British own
: "mead to divest themselves of
“men investments under the
Name of the Realm Act. It is be
fiend that the initial payment will
U. 8. Ships in New Zealand
Auckland. N. Z.—Six vessels Of
the U. 8. Pacific Fleet paid a good
“ Visit to this port. where much
“Mt has been felt over rumors of
t movement of the Japanese fleet
1“ British Australian waters. The
"9' haland government has quell
“ labor troubles that threatened
" mash Warn of Reprisals
MUsing neutral diplomatic
M. Britain has warned Musso-
Hm that any bombing of Athens,
“Chm center of Grecian culture.
Vlll be immediately followed by in
“ Rive bombing of Rome. The
MI City." because of its re
m"! Significance, has been spar
“ “rial attacks. but 1: Italian air
lien attack other cultural centers of
M'mnitary importance, Rome will
m hncer be spared.
New Switchboard.
Cutover Is M ade
Between Messages
Phone Go. now in new, es
pecially built location
With latest in equipment
—neW calls in new book
It required less than five min
utes Tuesday morning to cut the
entire telephone system over from
the old switchboard to the fine
new one just installed. The Ken
newick Valley Telephone Co. has
been working overtime to get the
new board in operation, after weeks
of delay in delivery.
The board is installed in the new
building erected especially for the
purpose. It has many recent tech-1
nical improvements, chief among}
them, insofar as the telephone pa-g
tron is concerned, is that when the
board switches over to the new num
bers, only half the numbers will be
rung on party lines.
Thus on a four-party line there
will be but two numbers ever runs
for any of the four, although the
rings will be duplicated. Phone
numbers ending in 1 will have one
ring, as will a number ending in six
on the same line, but neither of
these will hear the other. A call
number ending with the figure two
will have two rings as now, and a
number ending in seven will also
have two rings, and neither of these
will hear the other, even though
they are on the same party line.
This selective ringing is one of the
new improvements on the board.
Another feature to the advan
tage of the patron will be that the
call numbers as they show up on
the board will appear before two
operators, so that either operator
can plug the call. This will speed
up the service considerably, espec
ially during the peak periods.
off the prws, printing of which is
now under way, the new numbers
will be used. To arrange for the
selective ringing many of the num
bers had to be changed, so the com
pany is urging a strict use of the
book in making calls.
W.C.T.U. Stresses
Teaching at Semi-
Annual Institute
_-_ The county institute and mid
year meeting of the W. C. 'l‘. U. was
held Tuesday March 18th in the
Christian church. Members were
in attendance from Pasco, K Con
nell, Kennewick, Prosser and Spo
Those taking part were. Mrs.
Martha Murray, state president,
Mrs. Benjamin, state director of
temperance and missions, Mrs. R.
McMillan, state director of insti
tute, Mrs. Neva Fisk, county presi
dent, Mrs. Klintworth of Carmel]
and others.
Stress was given to the work of
alcohol education in the schools.
This is handled by a director who
goes about teaching the teachers
how to instruct pupils concerning
the harmful effects of alcohol and
narcotics. "
«A law on the statute books of
Washington makes this instruction
compulsory. Each union is urged to
take definite action concerning
good and bad radio programs, good
and bad moving pictures, let the.
state police know their stand on
narcotics, study liquor laws and
vote at all elections, take action
against the secret sale of .obscene
literature, have poster and essay
contests in the schools and stand
back of the P.-T. A.
Musical numbers were furnished
by Kennewick and Connell. Little
Iva. Marlene Neel received the white
ribbon at a ceremony in which her
mother was pledged to teach her
the evils of alcohol and narcotics.
Jack Saunders to Serve
Army in Philippines
Colonel Lewis Turtle, the Army
Recruiting Officer, 450 Federal 01'-
fice Building, Seattle, announced to
day that Jack 8. Sanders, son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Sanders. Kenne
wick, has enlisted in the United
States Regular Army.
Men who voluntarily enlist in the
Regular Army for a period of three
years are permitted to select their
own assignments, from those that
are open to enlistment. Upon being
given this choice, Sanders elected to
serve his enlistment with the In
fantry in the Philippine Islands. He
was immediately sent to the Over
seas Discharge and Replacement
Depot, Fort McDowell, California,
where he will await the first avail
able transportation on an army
transport bound for Manila, P. I.
Labor Survey
A labor survey will be conducted
in this area in the near future to
determine the need for agricultural
workers. This work is to be under
taken by the Washington State Em
ployment Service of the Social Se
curity board. Mr. Thomas, manager
of the local department, states that
his department expects to give both
growers and workers every possible
service this year.
(WN U Service)
Biggest Percent '
of Taxes Ever
Paid Collected
Treasurer reports 67 per
cent current levies paid
before delinquent date;
corporations pay
Benton corunty tax-payers, having
paid $186,155 before the current tax
payment deadline March 15, have
cleaned up 67 percent of their 1940
lévies, Ray Gilcrest, county treas
urer, said Tuesday.
“This is a commendable record in
view of the fact that only 53 per
cent was paid in the same period
last year,” 611th said. He added
that the payent percentage figure
for the low year of 1934 was 13.23.
Gilcrest explained that companies
with large holdings in Benton
county and a great number of small
er property owners met their tax
bills promptly this year. He predict
ed that a major part of the 3100,00
still on the books will be paid in
June and December when sheep
companies make their contribu
Among larger payments received
by the county in March were: Spo
kane, Portland, Portland 8; Seattle
Railway 00., $42,416; Northern Pa
cific Railway 00., $41,343; Pacific
Power 8: Light system, $15,948; Yak
ima Fruit Growers association,
$1710; Church Grape Juice 00.,
$1518; and the Benton County Rur
al Electrical association, $821;
Gilcrest announced that a tax
sale in which 632 acres of land and
other pr rty in various parts of
'the counw 'be sold will be held
April 12._ ;
Forty ,rcent of the taxes al
ready amounting to $116,171
were pal y the four corporations
first nam in the above list, the
three railroads and the P. P. 8: 1...
To Hold Fowl Pox
School Here Mar. 25-12
A i'owl pox vaccination school will
be held at the Kennewick high
school on Tuesday, March 25th, be
ginning at 9:00 am. Dr. C. M. Ham
ilton of the Puyallup station will
conduct the school. Those attend
ing the school will take an exam
ination, vaccinate birds and later
be issued a. certificate entitling them
to secure vaccine from the Puy
allup station and vaccinate their
own birds.
,In announcing this school, County
Agent Skuse urges all those attend
ing to make a great point of being
at the school promptly at nine o’-
Apartment Court Is
Planned for Olmsted
No objections were voiced to the
petition of J. L. Mokler for the va
cation of an unused street lying
just west of the irrigation canal be
tween Kennewick avenue and Ave
nue A. The council granted the
Mr. Mokler plans for an apart
ment court on the location, which
is just east of the Mokler residence.
The court will contain eight four
and five room apartments built
around a court. Plans call for cen
tral heating, refrigeration with com
munity washroom, etc. After see
ing the plans residents of the Olm
sted addition who appeared to of
fer objections, withdrew.
There’s work to be done fellows!
Study New Street
Lighting Equipment
Residential street lights in Ken
newick have not been particularly
successful owing to their locations
amid the dense toliage. 8118899210115;
for a new system, with the Hurts
atop snort poles set along the edge
of the sidewalks have been con
considered by the council.
With a huge WPA project, the
city is preparing to take advantage
of its opportunities and will con
sider the installation of a new
lighting system along with the
other contemplated improvements.
-A committee has been named to
investigate the new suggestion.
Need More. Trees for
Golf Course Planting
Golfers from Umatllla, Astoria.
Portland and Walla Walla were
among those who played on' the
local course the past week. There
were 74 registered on Sunday
alone. 1
The course is rapidly being put
into shape, all greens now being
opened for .play. the roughs water
ed and rolled. The drive for more
trees for the course was not suc
cessful so far, .but more are ex
Mr. Beard, the new pro, is start
ing a school for caddies on Monday
and Tuesday nights after school. No
kid may caddy without taking the
course of instructions.
Grand Secretary Jones
Speaks at Connell Lodge
Tuesday evening the I. O. O. F.
motored to Connell to the meet
ing of District No. 21. The high
light of the evening was an ad
dress by L. J. Jones. grand secre
tary of Grand Lodge of Washing
ton. 'lihe contest work for the eve
ning consisted of delivery and exe
cution of different parts of the de
gree work. In the three contests
Clyde IHigley won first, Wallace Mc-
Ghee, second and Mr. Lamb of
Connell lodge third. A delicious
banquet was served at six o’clock
by the Rebekah ladies of Connell.
Representatives from Odd Fellow
lodges throughout the Yakima val
ley. extending through to Lind
and Ritzville, attended in a large
Forty-Six Singers Are
Selected for April Meet
Forty-six high school singers have
been selected for participation in the
festival music groups which will
penform‘ at the Central Washington
Music meet, to be held at Ellens
burg on April 19. ~
The following singers have been
Sopranos: Madene Shields, Julia‘
Durocher, Zola Shatuck, Jeanne 05-;
borne, Eunice Campbell, Dayle
Lewis, Anna Beinhart. Coral Doyle,
Arlene Kempf, Veva Gilbert, Edith
Keller, Helen Mahaffye, Neva Neel,
Eva Neel, Yvonne Davis, Dorene
Higley, Theo Lampson. Jeanette
Chase, Helen Remund, Patsy Moul
ton, Margaret Denny. Margaret Ab
ken, Marjorie Cole, Dorothy Smith,
Florence Burke, Pauline Morris,
Altos: Dorothy Skelton, Jean Dil
lon. Margery Mason, Nora Dillon.
Betty Higley, Carolyn Kauth, Louise
Yoshino, Jean Dam, Joyce Mulkey.
Janice Diedrioh, Elsie Sandburg.
Tenors: Eddie Winkler, Merle
Wright, Douglas Jones.
Bass: Everett Hembree, Rodney
Easterwood, Bill Goudie, Russell
Day, Delbert Hessler, Hal Keene.
Hover Boys Take
Full Month to
Come from Vichy
Born at Hover, they spend
youth with grandpar
ents in France, now un
able to speak English.
It took a full month for Duane
and Robert Ashby to make the
trip from WichyJfi'ance to the
home of their father in Hover. The
trip was uneventful from the stand
point of war scares. although for
a distance they were convoyed and
their route took them via Bermuda.
The boys. nineteen and twenty.
sons of Olell Ashby of Hover. are
unable to speak English. although
they were born in Hover. Their par
ents were married as a result of a
World War 1 romance. their moth
er being a native of France. She
returned with her husband following
the war, to his home at Hover. Here
the sons were born. but while they
were still very young. the family
returned to France, where the boys
were left in the care of their grand
Both have been working in bak
eries in France. hence both 'were
more than intersted in seeing the
local bakery conducted by A. T. Be
lair. also of French parentage. Thus
they were able to converse freely and]
each told the other of the strange
things of the business as conducted
here and in Europe. In Europe. the
boys say, a baker bakes either bread;
custom in this country. Materials.‘
they said were getting more and!
more scarce and the quality poorer
and poorer.
Butter. especially. was scarce. each
ration card ‘allowing but two little
war, the boys. with a sly look bold
ly said that Hitler couldn't win. ur.
Bel‘air. who asked the question said
that because of the peculiar inflec
tion, uplifted shoulder shrug and
the sly look, he couldn‘t tell
whether they really meant it. or
whether they were just being diplo
ma c.-
Senator Says’ North
Bank is Certainity
“After four days of wrangling.
Benton county got the North Bank
Road extension appropriation."
Senator C. 1'... am told mem
bers of the (member of commerce
this noon. “The legislature appro
priated and definitely earmarked
$33,000 for the road from Pater
son to Kennewick." he said. “While
it is true the hill authorizing the
of the terrch battle we put up, the‘
bill appropriating the money did‘
inion that Governor Langlie will not
put his veto upon it.” he said.
While the senator appeared to be
convinced that the money would
be spent for the road. there is con
siderable doubt expressed by , those¢
with experience that the highway;
department will use the money onl
a road that is not authorized, in
spite of the appropriation.
The senator thought Benton
county fared pretty well from the
sessions’ action. considering the
road appropriation, the special
port district bill, irrigation law im
provements and the extensions of
tax payment periods and the mar
lneting bill affecting spuds. toma
toes and other farm products.
Local Grape Culture
Has World Cheated
Grape culture in the Kennewick!
district has Just got all the rest‘
at the world cheated. from every
standpoint. Larry Newsome told Ki
wanians Tuesday noon. He had
recently returned from a visit to the
grape growing sections in the east.
when he went to find the newest
wrinkles in Juice manufacture for
the local plant.
Grapes of the varieties used in
the manufacture of juice produce at.
uncut two tax to the acre in the
at. Mr. New stated. while six
tone is the average production lo
cally. with some exceptional yields
of thnee times that figure.
Processing methods in the east.
he said. were not on the large scale
as practiced in California and on
the whole he figured that the Ken
newick plant would compare fav
g'rgbly with anything he saw on his
Draft Quota Filled
Until Coming July
Eugene K. Wunderlich. a volun-‘
leer from Proseer. and John ('l.:
McCoy. a. transfer from California,
now located at Hover, will report
Monday night at the local bond
preparatory to being inducted into
file army at Spokane Tuesday. Aprll‘
oelved bytmsboerdSetm'dey mom
lng. The cell will be til-led by e
volunteer mom Pro-er. Riohud N.
news. This will make 0. tote! at
seven men celled from Benton
County. linemeliminu-yquoteeet
for this omnty lent November we:
eight men for the eminent year.
endlngJuneao. an.
The bound he: not yet bed to
cell on any of the men according
to theirordernumbemuelleells
next five men up. In order. me:
John 3.omm Paco: Arno E. E.
mg.wmnmm; Index-1.1M!!-
hehßicm-nd; much-on.
Eennequk end Vernon N. Snyder.
School Chorus to Give
Local Performance
Before the hkh echool band and
nual nm..m they will give
a permanence for the local town:-
people. Moment-totem
aored by the lit-T. A. and will be
held April l? in the hithechool nud
Mrs. Pat Owens. P.~'r,. A. presi—
dent, hes appointed the following
committees: Mrs. Paul Stone. Wnyl
and Means and Pubflcity. Evelyn
Asbury. Barbara. Keith end m:-
gnret Reymue.
Mr. Charles Minx-y ettended a.
committee meeting ct Ellensburc
Sunday for the Oentnl Washing
ton Music Mal. which will be
held in April in M. He is
chairman of the band division of
the festival.
Teachers Honored With
St. Patrick’s Dinner
Mnand umbenSchwu'tlkopf
entertuned the teuahen or the
River mew schools u 0. 81:. Pet
tlck‘a Deydinnerendpertyuon
day night. Those mt were Mr.
and Mrs: Hurry Benson. Mr. and
ca. Wepsole. Beth Kirkpatrick.
Sarah MoOurdy. Mrs. Emily Lumen
home of Mr. and lire. Jack run
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ayers. um.
wuumnmut Touchet
{ln-gm m Jeane blade and
deuzhter and m Beale were.
“.mcmfit -
from Finley to the E. Tootheher‘
houseatnover‘nxeldey. ‘
Mrs. J. Reymore of Kennewick
Highlands visited Tueedey ut the
O.E.S. Officers to Visit
Local Chapter Soon
Aime chapter 0.28. met Tues
dsy evening, Much is for its rec
uler stated communication with
Pearl Green. w. 31.. and Ed Frauen,
WP., in charge. A short manoriol
service was held for two post trend
Mons. On “My evening.
March 27 at eight o'clock. insulin.
tion services will be held and on the
next regular meeting. Tuesday. Apr.
1. the new officers will be in chars”
Plans were made and committees;
appointed for a dinner to be held
on April 5. when Mrs. Floss Busch}
Worthy Grand Matron. and other?
Grand Officers will make their of
ficial visit. Mrs. Edith Bergman.
Worthy Men-on of Beulah Charter.
Pasco. and Mrs. line Melt of
Seattle. 3 member of our local
chapter was meant. A social hour
of visiting and curds followed with
the following committees in charge:
refreshments. lire. Core Reed and
Mrs. Emmn Beltir; entertoinment.
Mrs. Olin Belle 3mm end Mrs.
Inns Skinner.
Parallel Parking
to Be Put in Effect
on the Main Street
Council decides to enforce
traffic law, both as to
position in parking and
two-hour limit.
Just as soon as the stripes can
allel parking rule will be put into
effect. This action was tahen by
the counch Tuesday night after a
stormy session of argument.
The ordinance providing {or the
practice was passed some months
ago. was given a short trial and then
entomment was abandoned because
of the wave of objections. Tuesday
night's argument was that inas
much as the ordinance had never
been repealed it should either be
enforced or wipedotif the hooks. 7
Motion was made to enforce the
traffic ordinance. When the mo
tion was put—the entire council
being present there were five eyes.
with Councilman Scott voting
“No." Mayor A. C. Anion called at
tention that then were five eye; and
one no. Councilman Howard Beete
replied: "I'm not voting on this
thing. I'm not coins to stick my neck
out. believe me!”
The law is patterned after the
state highway code, which makes
it mandatory to port parallel on
street: which are part of the otate
hidhway system.
The two hour parking ,limit will
also be enforced. This was also a
part of the traffic ordinance adopt
ed and the enforcement was once
before attempted. The alan- are
already in place on the light poles.
At the time of the previous at
tempt there was no parkim apace
available except on other streets.
Since the other attempt the city
has prepared ampie parking space
within half a block of the main
street and it is thought that there
wiilnotheaamuch proteatatthis
time as there was before when there
was no place to ieave a car.
mother innovation which will
make it eaoier to handle the situa
tion is that there will be a five
each block. Arrows will he painted
on the pavement pointing out this
none which will enable people to
wet clone ennui: to the stores to
i make it convenient to load.
The ordinance will become effect
ive aa econ as the street department
finishes the new stripes on the
pavement. »
Sixty Attend
Annual Father-
Son FFA Banquet
The Kennewick Chapter of Fu
ture Fax-mere of America held lta
annual Father and San Banquet on
WMy evening in the high
amool cafeteria. There were approx
imater sixty penan- preaent. con
eiatinc of members or the organiza
tlon. fathers and other 21m. Item
was a good remeeentaticn or dad:
at the dinner. Among the guests
preeent »m m. Bkuae. county
agent. Mr. Wt Henley. the ad
vlaor or the White Bluffs WA chap
ter and Waite: Griehem. the preci
dent of the White Blunts Chapter.
0. E-Meyera. master of the High
land trance and the men on the
faculty were aleo preaent.
Quentin meet. preaident of the
local organization acted as Toast
master. The program consisted at
m 311181118 led by Hr. Victor
Roget-a. Advieor of the Kennewlek
Chapter of m. Jeanette Ohaae ac
companied at the piano. Davld
Johns welcomed the Dads and oth
er'maesta'withm. My 2. 81mm
giving a rename to the welcome.
Each boy intmcdueed his father or
other guest when he had with him.
Albert Better gave a aepcrt on chap
ter activttha. Ir. 0. 0. Whitney
edupcntcraehcrt talk. Mr. Rec
era showed pictures taken around
Kenne'iek. .
“. Mom. manager of the
am. mend the load for the
dinner. Eves-yuan: included on the
menu m Wt from home by the
m boys. The following girls
or the Bone Economics department
and: Donne 8131937. Home Beta.
Verdun mm. Frances Bird.
m Dehnoft. Mary Boles. Helen
we! and ludene Studs.
The officer- ot the Kennewick
chapter are: president. Quentin
Miner; vice president. David Johns:
lecretnry, Albert Beiter: treasurer.
m Remote: reporter. nomad
Simona; watch dog. Bob Kidder-
R. N. A. Club Meets
R. N. A. Club met at the home
of um. I. N. Mueller Thursday eve
ning. March 13. with an. Harley
Neel mum. Election of officer.
was held with Miss Mary Cox elect
ed pmldent. Mrs. Max McClure.
vice president. Mrs. V. D. Beundeu.
monetary and Mrs. 811 l Britten.
hummer. Alter en em 0!
an; delightful refreshment: were
home of Mrs. v. 11%“!
My mumnu'chflwm:
NO. 51

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