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Issued Thursdays by The {ennemcx Printing 00.. 21'! '{FJIHCWIUK avenue, Kennemck, Washington
Menwer 01 National Editorial Association and Washi-igton Newspaper Pubiisners 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
Clarence Ellington, Chehalis
America needs a spiritual and
moral awakening. if it is to survive
as a representative-democracy (and
I emphasibe that word “representa
tive” in this connection. We have of
recent years departed far from the
fundamentals of the American sys
tem, because modern complex con
ditions have tended to muddle our
thinking. There is danger ahead be
cause we are losing much of our citi
zenship morale.
The American system can never
endure unless our people intelli
fently accept the sacrifices nad re
sponsibilities that are essential to
freedom as we have known it, to
preserve that system.
In recent years there has crept
upon us the idea that our govern
ment' owes us much, because we
have permitted it to exist. But few
of us seem willing nowadays to ac
cept the idea that we owe the gov
ernment something. Our fathers
and their fathers had a personal
conviction that for the blessings of
livtng inth is land htey owed the
government their loyalty, their best
thought, their intelligent action. We
need a reviving of that spirit.
With the whole world threatened
with a philosophy of government
that if successful will plunge us
back into savagery, on America
rests the great responsibility of
saving civilization. We cannot do
this unless our citizens awake to the
s3.th or .saving our own home
Our- prayer should be today most
fervently: God give us real men;
an intelligent, loyal and understand
ing leadership—and, equally im
portant, an intelligent fellowship.
God helps those who first try
to help themselves; and God can
not bless us and our land unless we
show a. willingness and determina
tion to help ourselves—and deserve
that blessing.
Now that the legislature is over,
we can begin to tot up what the
total of accomplishments will be for
Benton county. An appropriation of
some $33,000 for .the North Bank
road from Paterson to Kennewick
was passed. But the bill authorizing
the road was lost, so the appropria
tion doesn’t mean a thing—except
perhaps an alibi. Employers in the
county seem to have been hit hard
est when the flat three per cent
on payrolls was added for industrial
insurance. This was perhaps one of
the rawest pieces of legisltaion (the
session saw.
Then. too, everyone will have his
sales tax upped by fifty per cent.
This maybe was to .be expected in
asmuch as the people of the state
insisted upon upping the pensions.
Probably the additional tax will
about equal the extra amount allow
ed to the elderly people in the
The cull potato bill got through
in the rush of other bills and .this
will be of great benefit to the spud
aowers, undoubtedly. But, Iby and
large, people in the state would
have been better off if there had
been a couple more years without
a session.
Hitler has stolen all the food from
the smaller European countries that
he has invaded and now this coun
try is being asked to feed the peo
ple whom Hitler has robbed. It be
gins to appear that if they are fed
at all some other country will have
to do it. As far as Hitler is con
cerned these victims of his ruth
lessness can die like flies.
...|ly all m uninsm hem
IIII'IIII . . . and not Insm It
People who own a lot of expen
sive hobby equipment like com
mfishing tackle, guns and the
lie, carry a lot of worry unless
Iley have good sound insurance
to shoulder the loss if something
valuable is broken, stolen or lost.
M: Pan this worry on to I
good sound Immu- pollcy. w. «an
V “to can 0! you
a! (3:11 I. Munch.
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Real Estate Rentals
Eh» Kennpmirk (finnripr-fliwnrtvr
Nearly everyone who lives in town
has had cause to wonder about the
lack of lights throughout the resi
dential district. The lights are
«placed so high and always smoth
ered by the foliage that they are
nearly useless. The council’s new
plan of installing the lights along
the sidewalks. and low enough to be
under .the tree branches will find
a lot of favor. We’re anxious to
see the first experiment.
I Kennewick’s streets were never
calculated to serve as parking lots
and for fast traffic, too—nor, for
that matter, were any of small town
thorofares. With a double row of
cars parked along the sides of the
streets, the traffic lane is too nar
row for safety. On the other hand,
parallel parking presents a problem
to most drivers, who find it diffi
‘ cult to manoever their cars into the i
spaces allotted. However, in the in
terests of safety, the city council
is going to make another attempt
to enforce the state traffic code
which prohibits the angle parking
on .the main streets. We predict,
however, that after the first few
weeks our people will get onto the
trick of parking and the added
space for traffic will more than
compensate for the trouble in park
’ The new parking law will also
create some little inconvenience in
the matter of finding parking space.
If the citizens will remember, the
city has prepared a large lot, lighted
and policed only half a block from
the main. street where the cars will
be safe. This lot should be used
more anyway, even if it does cause
some who work in town [to walk a
block or so. Cars shouldn’t be allow
ed to be parked along the curbs
all day and every day like some we
know about.
Not uniforms vbut overalls, is what
England needs from Kennewick, she
says. That means she nedes the
,work of our hands, the materials
of war that we produce by remain
ing in factories and sweating over
the job. That is what we have
been asked to do nad we are try
ing to produce. A reader remarks
that you plant corn one day but
don’t expect to eat roasting ears
the next. We have been slow in
getting under way, to assist Eng
land by means of our nation’s over
alls. But a boat, a tank, an air
plane, aren’t built in a day. Time
is valuable and it is a real task get
ting the defense materials turned
out as rapidly as they are required.
Gearing the machinery, oiling they
wheels for a speedy output does‘
take time. The problem of striking i
labor is not a minor issue. But we
have donned the overall and we
will produce as best we can and our
best has been found to be successful
in the past!
We have always admired Henry
Ford for his genius and independ
ence and his fairness to labor. but
our respect for him slipped upward
a. dozen notches when he told the
country he didn’t need the 010 to
tell him how to run his business.
We carry the most complete line of. . . .
Alfalfa seed is cheaper this year. We Have both
common and the new weevil resistant LADAK
This seed does well here.
mama m DmNIuNG
We want to buy.
‘Way back in the year 1900, the
lie-men of the day could tote along
a sack of fine-cut tobacco in their
pocket without causing so much
comment from the women of the
house. It was man’s choiCe and
a package of “eatin'-tobacco” on
the hip, was acceptable and to be
freely enjoyed. It was consumed in
such quantity to figure over two
pounds a head a day. That was in
1900 when the fellow who used
cigarettes Was digging his own
grave, for the chap who used those
“coffin-nails” wasn’t the hardy in
dividual the chewer was. But who
‘ could hit a bull’s eye with a mouth
!ful of cigarette? 1900 was a great
day for the chaw in the jaw. Only
about two ounces of tobacco per per—
son went into cigarettes that year.
But then began the decline of “eatin’
tobacco” and today cigarettes have
climbed to amount to four pOunds
a person and that is a lot of smok
ing in any league. But here is a
fact for you old-time chewers—
America consumes forty million
pounds of snuff a year and this is
30 times more than in 1870. Shades .
of our departed ancestors! J
There are three groups of people
in the country today. One group
favors aid to Britain by means of
the Lease-Lend bill, another group
wants to see aid sent to Britain
some other way than by the Lease-
Lend bill,_and the third group does
not want aid given to Britain by any
imeans. The objection of those who
3 object to the Lease-Lend bill is that
it will give President Roosevelt too
much power which will result in his
rushing the country into war. Those
who study the matter dispassion
ately and impersonally without re
lation to the Lease-Lend bill, Presi
dent Roosevelt, or any personality,
believe that America’s involvement
in the war is inevitable if Germany
defeats Britain. The only thing ‘
that can head off war in this event, I
this group believes, is a peace based
On an appeasement of about the
same stripe as the Munich pact
Unless a change comes to this
country the old pride of self-re
liance and self-support is going to
disappear from the land, and with
it, much of the initiative that has
made this country great.
.Some men don’t have ability to
make an honest living. In order to
get along they have to resont to
little, and tricky, and sha iy prac
tices, ohiseling a little there, and a
little there.
When we note the extent to
which Germany rebuilt her army
after the war and the vast sums put
into rearmament and the building
of an air force and a mechanized
army we can’t help but wonder what
type 'of intelligence was used in the
adjustment of the war debt of Ger
many following the last war. Some
body simply let Germany talk them
out of their shirt and in so doing
permitted Germany to escape from
all responsibility «that was Justly
hers for plunging the world into the
last war.
ONLY one our 0:
counmzv my
Igeooveeso By A
Acmmm. BASIS
: Much of the trouble that face:
'this country today is due to wrong
'practices in the past. While it is
not given to man to forsee all the
implications of a given policy or
course of action it has been known
for a long time that certain uneco
nomic practices pursued by a sel
fish and ruthless few would one day
arrive at a day of judgment. The
truest thing we have seen in print
in many a day was the comment of
a neighboring editor who said,
“History is written an advance
sheets. As you shape the prac
tices of a- nation today you are
shaping each chapter of its fu
ture history. The mistakes of to
day are making the madness of to
morrow. “'
Hotcakes Draw Large
Crowd to Benton City
BENTON CITY—The annual hot
cake feed staged by the Kiona-Ben
ton Community club Friday evening
was well attended with about S4O
being taken in from the affair,
which was well patronized by Pros
ser and Kennewick people. Follow
ing the supper served from six to
eight o’clock a program was given
in the large room of the hall. The
school band section under the di
rection of Mrs. Margaret Ghitwood
gave several numbers, Blanche
Wickens gave a tap dance, Donald
and Leo Warren a violin and gui
tar duet and five women of the Im
provement club staged a humorous
skit. Fred Hanson was general
chairman of the supper and M. W.
Roop program chairman.
A. M. Peeler of Bremerton came
Fh'luday to look after property in
terests and was a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. DeGood. He returned
to the Coast Saturday. ‘
L. H. Peckenpaugh received word\
last week of the birth or a son. Feb-J
ruary 24 to Mr. and Mrs. William
Sohreiner of Frankfort, Kansas.
Mirs. Schreiner is the former Miss
Gil-ace Peckenpaugh of ' Benton
C ty.
Mrs. Argus Hughes returned on
Sunday from Spokane, where she
visited since Thursday with her
sister, Mrs. C. J. Hutchinson. Mrs.
James Stone assisted. in the store
during Mrs. Hughes’ absence.
The Kwatcm pinochle club was
entertained Saturday evening by
Mr. and Mrs. Rolf Andersen. High
honors went to Mrs. Andersen and
Erwin Knowles, low to Mrs. Oral
Montgomery and Rolf Andersen and
the traveling prive to Mrs. Erwin
There will be no more meetings
until fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Van DeVenter
returned Monday from Selah, where
they went Friday to visit their son
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Field. They were accom
panied to Yakima by Mrs. John
Carpenter, who visited her daugh
ter, Miss Connie Carpenter. ill with
the flu. Mrs. Carpenter returned
home Monday with the Van De
Ventters. '
Ring through
your Nose
good. Moreover, he must keep them con
vinced, because others, with different
plans, are forever coming along, asking for
—and getting—a hearing.
As a result of this American way we man
age to stop short of the dictatorship and
absolutism by which Hitler, Mussolini,
Stalin enforce their leadership.
We even avoid business monopoly the
same way. A metal concern, controlling its
entire field, suddenly finds its business gone
out the window—to a plastics maker who
has a better idea. A better idea plus the
means of spreading it.
And in that last phrase you have the
whole secret of our protection against find
ing ourselves with rings through our noses.
MAIN smin
WEDDING DAY: When a. man's
mother quits getting breakfast for
him, and he starts getting his own.
A bachelor has left his entire
fortune to a woman who refus
ed him and still they say that
men are not grateful!
And an Old Timer is one who
can remember when girls stayed
indoors all afternoon, with the
shades drawn. so they wouldn‘t
get tanned.
Knockers never win, and Win
ners never knock.
Advice to Girls
If you are trying to pick a model
husband. be sure to pick a working
model. a
You can’t win a .contest with
a dentist, says Dad Gnmmlt.
Either he'll plug you. or it In
a draw.
_ -Peflnlfi'“!
SAP: A fellow who looks through
the mail order catalog to find out
what the girls are wearing.
Satsop Sadie is a. lot like an
Easter egg—hand-painted and
Icna easier isG peeved at her
boy friend. She has decided to say
“No." but can’t get him to propose.
And Dump Dom thinks you cool
the motor by stripping the gears.
One single tut, says Dad Gm
mit, often will spoil an lntuutlng
New and Used
See' 0. S. Quillen
A’l‘ m
Paco CO' mam:
Phone 105 Kenncwlck 1691
THERE’S something repug
nant to me in the kind of
leadership which makes you
follow. I’d rather have the kind
which inspires a following.
In America, to get a follow-
ing a man must convince a
group of people that his plan is
The little girl was crying bitter
ly. Her mother “ted what was the
“800 1:00! My new shoes hurt
“wax. no wonthr! You" have
them on the wrong feet." replied
the mother.
The little girl would not be com
forted. “I haven't any other feet."
she pmtested.
A middle-aged woman lost her
balance and fell out of a window
Into a ban-base can.
A Chinaman passing. remarked:
“Amelicans are velly wasteful!
That woman good (or ten yen yet."
What this wintry needs. says
Dad Gummtt. Is a radio switch
that will explode in an orchestra
leader’s face when he starts a
swing number.
Young man (sitting): “Excuse
me. mulun; you‘re mum; on
my feet.”
. Old My (strep-Wag): “I
know it. young man; and it you
were a gentleman you‘d be
standing on them younelf.”
The trained physician can learn the con
dition of the arteries. heart action. and dean
symptoms of many diseases. only successfully
treated in their early stages. such as Bright's discus.
toxic goiter. a tendency toward apoplexy.
Low blood mm is not particularly (requent at
serious. and ia an indication of tome debilitating
condition. it it also true of high blood m
that it iaasymptom-not’a diaeaae. The way to
cure high blood pressure is to prevent it by regain
general examinations. to that any beginning in
crease may be detected in time to do mething
about it.
Listen to the Radio Health
programs over KUJ Walla
Walla-«1:45 p.m. Tuesdays
care. bebestedbyamkouuida'withn‘
want to throttle hi. challenger. but he
can't keep the no" of tho othar {ol
low’aplan fromyou!
lost of your right to know thing. your
leaders—in government; in education, in
Mucus—in direct competitiou with each
0&6. It tells you what they’re doin‘.
.411di the butmanwin!
non: mm m. m compare
dmssymmlm publish:- thew
moon mssum
There is no diagnostic procedure wind
gives the doctor more information about
his middlecaged patient than an comm
blood pressure determination.
Thursday, um I. “z
7 m-nniuo. ‘
om 'I'IMERE‘BB-zum
member whon nations m 0“
territory didn't claim u “N
self-defense. Or for "prom...
A man went into N
other dny nad apprmm~
mt either a (“SW C ‘ ‘
lole. I can’t remember 's‘."
“Well.” said John, 'l. 7"
dead or alive?” “
“Hello! Is this the bu
ment " a“ M
“Yes. What can we do 1
“How many point; “any:
for a little slam. doublgdp .
A farmer riding 3 m ' ..
mire past an asylum VII m.l
"Lacy. where you "I" m H
“Going to put It a.
berries.” replied the n. 3,.“
“Hell‘s bells,” Nd ill. 111
“we put sugar on on. ~ ~
call us crazy."
If you are impolite. you a.“
bred: f 1 you are polite you a
from a superior complex.

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