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”MIMMO Voted
imam—After passage by
a; House last week, the $7,000,000,-
m defense bill requested by the
accident has .been approved by the
W and is flown by plane to
m. Roosevelt for his signature
m on a fishing trip in Caribbean
mm. This is the amount estimat
ed as necessary under the Lease
und Act for aid to threatened de-\
mm and adequate national de
mise of the U. 5. Addressing the
fluids AsSOciation in Tampa, Dr.
A. J. Stoddard, superintendent of
schools in Philadelphia, predicted
mat the defense of this country
um aggression may ultimately
demand tram 30 to 50 percent of
Americans’ income.
Nani Raiders Active
Berlin—4A German report, as yet
manned by British authorities,
claims that Nazi battleships, oper
ating in conjunction with observa
tion planes, andsubmarines in the
Atlantic, sunk 22 British ships to
talling 116,000 tons in one en
Flour for France
Washington—The State Depart
ment announces that the British
have consented to .pass through the
European blockade two French
drips under Red Cross supervision,
carrying 13,500 tons of flour for un
occupied France. The venture is
to be a test of the Vichy Govern
ment’s guarantee that food-stuff
sent to “free" France will not be}
permitted to fall into German
Senator Warns labor
Washington—Stirred by evidence
from Federal defense projects that
labor unions are demanding ex
horbitant “initiation fees’.’ for the
privilege of working on camps and
other government activities, Senator
Norris has warned the American
Rderation of Labor and the 010
that public resentment may result
in Congressional action to curb un
ion interference with the national
defense program. He cited cases
where men sorely in need of work
were asked fees as high as $250 be
fore labor leaders would issue them
union cards. Without a card, all em
yvloyment was denied applicants.
__ Relief Here to Stay
New York City—ln spite of an
acute shortage of labor in many in
dustries, the relief burden of the
nation shows little shrinkage. It is
found in this city alone 62.000 fam
ilm on home relief, affecting 180,-
000 men, women and children, are
unemployable and will continue to
he recipients of Federal, State or
local charity. One of the great
est problems is the growth of a sec
-ond generation that looks to the
relief agenda for support without
AXE Ships Plan Flight
Rio De Janiero German and
Italian ships in eight Brazilian ports
are believed to be preparing for a
flight for freedom. Large stores of
food. water and fuel oil have been
taken aboard by 28 vessels, and
Inany of them have shifted their
“changes nearer open water. The
“We that Nazi surface craft
8!! at large in the Atlantic has
““806 a tightening of all British
$313 along the South American
Big Dam Motions
Grand Coulee Dam, Wash—Two
”31's ahead of schedule, this huge
dam began to produce electric ener
gy that will ultimately distribute 2,-
475.00!) horsepower throughout the
Pacific Northwest. Its total cost
'3B $130,000,000 and the water im
p0“IIIIEd would cover the New Eng
land States to a depth of two and
‘ half feet. In addition its energy
mt. it will irrigate 1,200,000
James Stewart in Army .
1“ ADefies—James Stewart. mu
“'l’ 0f the 1940 award as the best
Motion picture act-or. arrived at Port
“Arthur. from which point he
will be sent to a training camp.
when first called. the popular star
I"? trouble “making" the necessary
night for an army recruit.
- Family Units Smaller
Washington —— Census statisticians
a“Mllnlze that the average Ameri
“3 f3lllin now consists to 3.8 per-
Sons. instead of the former average
Of 4.1. Rural sections have a family
a‘i'e-‘l‘age of 4 persons. as compared
W’lth a City average of 3.6.
Jabs Under Cash Strain
waShington~Japms famous “un-I
dechl‘ed war" on China has proved!
a 003 th Veniure. according to Com-’5
merce Departmen: experts. At the;
End of 1940. the Jap's effort to over- ’
“.1“ China has cost the Mikado and
his Deeple 33.680.000.000 with little:
to Show for it Japanese products
h??? been boycotted all over the
:mhzfil world. taxes have reached
“tame figures for the frugal Japs
and the Army war party, fashioned
on_a Hltleresque philosophy of ter
anm ‘5 I'Bong popular opposition.
Hillier Injured and
Retires from Service
While helping construct a roller?
at the Washington Mill Thursday
morning C. E. Hillier had the mis
fortune of having a piece of shaft
ing roll on his foot, breaking one
bone. He will be laid up several
weeks. Mr. Hillier was due to re
tire from the postoffice in June, but
with his accumulated sick leave
and vacations he has ended his
civil service work as he will be un
able to walk for six or eight weeks
from his accident.
New Tokens to
Be Bright Yellow,
Used After May 1
Effective May 1, 1941, the Retail
Sales Tax will be 3 per cent.
Tokens will be used only on sales
of less than 30 cents. The bracket
system which wlil be used on and
after May 1, 1941, for collecting
this tax is as follows:
s .05 to s 14 collect 1 taken
.15 to .29 .--------------collect 2 tokens
.30 to .49..--.--..------.collect 1 cent
.50 to .84.--------------.collect 2 cents
.85 to 1.14 ..-.--.------collect 3 cents
.115 to 1.49....--u--fi.-_.col'lect 4 cents
1.50 to 1.84 collect 5 cents
1.85 to 2.14.-_._---.._.-..collect 6 cents
2.15 to 2.49....--..----...collect 7 cents
2.50 to 2.84.----_--_--.--_.collect 8 cents
2.85 to 3.14.-----_-.---__-.collect 9 cents
3.15 to 3.49 ......----.collect 10 cents
Tokens will be issued by the
State Tax commission of the
same size as the present tokens,
but made of plastic material which
can be used in money-counting
machines. The value of these tok
ens will be one-third' of a cent
each—or three tokens for one
You will note firom the above
bracket schedule that tokens will
only be used on sales of less than
30 cents. This will eliminate the
use of tokens, as compared with
our present system, by better than
90 percent. If you do not have any
sales of less than 30 cents, then
vou will not use any tokens as the
bracket system shows you will be
;collecting pennies only.
3 Examples ‘
Amount of sale: $1.05, collect 3c
Amount of sale: $1.25, collect 4c
Amount of sale: $1.90, collect 6c
Amount of sale: $3.25, collect 100
Remember, no tokens are col-‘
lected on sales of 30 cents or more. 3
If you have any surplus of tax
tokens at this time, it is suggested
that you turn same in to the local
office of the Tax CornmiSsion, Room
608, Smith Tower.
This Bureau will let you know
when the new tokens will be avail
able so that you can be pre
pared to collect 3 per cent Retail
Sales Tax on the new bracket sys
tem begnining May 1, 1941.
The tokens will be of bright
orange plastic wiht no hole but
approximately of the same size
as the present ones. The color
is to prevent confusing the tokens
with other coins. The lettering
will be the same as on the present
The Rules and Regulations per
taining to the collection of the
Retail Sales Tax remain the same.
If any new rules or regulations
are issued by the State Tax Corn
mission, we will notify you.
Edward N. Phelan,, mgr.
Mrs. Frederick Schilling opened
her home Wednesday evening to a
meeting of the Saint Margaret’s
Guild of the Church of Our Saviour
in Pasco. Mrs. E. W. Landt was
presented in a book review of “(Ran
dom Harvest” by James Hilton. A
group of Mrs. Paul Blanton’s vio
lin students rendered some beauti
ful selections. Mrs. A. P. Gray and
Mrs. Robert Glenn presided at the
very attractive decorated tea table
to guests from both Kennewick and
Pasco. .
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Russel and" two
children of McMinnville spent last
week as guests at the Joe Strad
ling home. They visited with their
many friends in Kennewick before
leaving for Portland, where they will
operate a service station and store.
. DO .
"x KNOW?
I, Muhlnomlcrirérou Com-lulu
Port Angeles. county seat of 01a]-
lam county, is the most northwester—
ly incorporated city in the Uni-ted
States. It is situated on the strait
of Juan de Fuca and is directly 17
miles across from the beautiful city
of Victoria, B. C.
The-city also claims the distinc
tion of being the second national
city in the United States. the other
being Washington. D. C. The site
was set aside in 1863 under the per-\
sonal direction of President Lincoln.
One of the most wonderful har
bors in the world, protected by a
narrow strip of land approximately
four miles in length, affords anchor
age in normal years for the entire
Pacific Fleet during the summer
Ten Fliers Solo
After Minimum
of Flying Time
The non-college division of the‘
OPT located at Franklin Countyl
Ainport soioed today ten winners of‘
flying scholarships from the last‘
OPT ground school. ‘
George-E. Justman, instructor of,
the class, announced that the stu
dents had all soloed in the mini
mum time allowed by the Civilian
Aeronautics Board, and that hav
ing the whole class solo on the same
day set something of a record for
these flying courses. Only complete
cooperation between the student
and the instructor could make such
an event possible.
The students who soloed were:
Robert Green, Geo. Dickson and
John Garbutt, Pasco; Basil Shields,
Kennewick; Geo. Shoemaker, Rdb
ert Salmon, Connell; George Giuck,
Touchet; Geo. A. Smiley, Walla
Walla; Thomas Doyle, Plymouth,
and Albert Szekfu, Mesa. .
liginbow Ceremony Is
Conducted by Grands
Kennewick Rainbow Assembly No.
66 was honored Monday. March 24.
by a visit of their Grand officers
and Daddy Swindle of the Supreme
Assembly. A dinner was served at
6:30 in the Masonic hall, immediat
ely after which the Grand Cross of
Colors ceremony was given, honor
ing Barbara Perkins and Joyce Mul
key, Rainbow Girls; Clarabelle Saf
ford. Marina Oliver, Eastern Stars;
E. C. Smith, a mason. Those con
ducting the ceremony were Doro
thy Hill, Worthy Grand Advisor.
and A. J. Swindle of the Supreme
Assembly, June H-augen, Olympia,
grand treasurer; Gwen Walters. of
Auburn, Marjorie Johnson, Olym
pia. Vivian Higley, Kennewickhv all
past worthy advisors. and Pearl
Dague, who is Worthy Advisor of
Kennewick Assembly. Other dis
tinguished guests introduced were
Mrs. Corstan Greene and Mrs. C.
Asbury, past worthy advisors of Ta
coma and Auburn assemblies. and
Jeanette Riggs, worthy advisor of
The Rainbow trio, Vivian Higley
Marjorie LaMott and Theo Lamp
son, accompanied by Joyce Muixey
sang “Beautiful Dreamer,” and Eu
nioe Campbell gave a reading. Mar
tha Chellis was introduced as the
first Rainbow girl to become. an
Eastern Star here: ' - l
Ruth Sirnmelink was in charge of
decorations, Mrs. Safford, dining
room, and Virginia » Smith of the
12:30 luncheon given for grand of
ficers and Kennewick assembly of-l
fioers at the home of the Mother'-
Advisor. Ella Linn. with Wilma
Gravenslund. Ethel Ann Campbell
and Mrs. Whitbeck assisting. Irma
Pratt and Mrs. Pratt arranged for]
a trip around Kennewick and Horse
Heaven for the guests. 0n Thursday,|
March 20. twenty Rainbow girlq
and Mother Advisor attended Pasco.
Rainbow meeting. Pearl Dague was
Grand Keeper of the door during
Grand Cross of Color ceremony.
The I. O. O. F. met Monday eve-!
ning with their regular meeting and
conferred the first degree on Lyle
‘ Simmelink and Earl Magalsen. Re-l
‘ freshments and cards were enjoyedl
after the meeting. Plans were com-l
_ pleted for the dance to be given‘
‘! Saturday evening at the Odd Fel-l
W low’s and Rebekahs. Tuesday eve-J
f ning quite a group of Odd Fellows
I‘» visited the Pasco lodge and were
2 treated with refreshments as a
- result of a small wager between the
[two lodges.
Migrating Time
Show Development
Pictures at C. of C.
Moving pictures showing the
activities of the Inland Empire were
shown to members of the chamber
of commerce this noon by repre
sentatives of the Spokane Review
and Chronicle. All phases of the
industries of the district were il
lustrated in beautifully colored
pictures. which were much enjoyed
by the members.
w «WW,
The Nissaki group and their lead
er, Mrs. Bert Wilson. attended the
Grand Council Fire at Walla Walla
Saturday with 100% for which each
member received a special honor.
Ranks were taken .by four girls:
Maxine W-hittemore took her torch
bea'rer’s rank in home craft, one oi‘
the highest ranks obtained in Camp
Fire. She is the third girl to pass
this rank in the history of Kenne—
wick's Camp Fire work. She also
received a national three-year mem
bership honor. Gertrude Keene and!
Joan Carpenter were awarded the}
Firemaker’s rank and Janet Masona
the woodgather’s ' rank. Special}
scholarship honors were given to‘
Patsie Sonnenburg, Daphne Taylor,
Mary Ellen Dickinson, Patty John
son and Gertrude Keene. Birthday
projects were awarded to the girls
htat have completed their work.
The Tulip Blue Birds met in the
Magic Ring March 24 and planned
a program for May Day. Chairmen
appointed were Sylvia Mulkey, pro
gram; Marilyn Oliver, refreshments;
Jerry Turner, music; Ann Mokler.
stunts; Jerry Van Patten. dance
and Barbara Petersen, costumes.
The Yokowish Camp Fire girls
met at the home of their guardian.
Mrs. Chase, Monday, March 24 with
Clarabel Johns as president. The
girls discussed the Grand Counczl
Fine. It was decided to exhibit
their Treasure Books at a Mother’s
meeting. Acel Ann Purdy and Betty
Sanis were initiated. Refreshments
were served and games were played.
All registered members of the Yo
kowish Camp Fire group attended
the, Grand Council Fire at Walla
1 Walla Saturday, which entitled each
girl to 100 percent membership hon
i or. Those receiving this honor were:
gßarbara Schuster. Norma Ackers,
:Nancy Stone, Clarabelle Johns,
lKathleen Andersen. Rosella Al
- Gloria Ourham, Annabelle
\Britton. Jean Peterson and Fran
} oes Dickinson.
For the completion of the 1941
Birthday Project. the following girls
received the Birthday Honor: Nancy
Stone, Rosella Albrecht, Barbara
Schuster, Norma Ackers. Kathleen
Anderson, Clarabelle Johns and
Frances Dickinson. Scholarship
honors were earned by Jean Peter
son, Clarabelle Johns. Norma Ack
ers, Nancy Stone. Rosella Albrecht,
Barbara Schuster, Kathleen Ander
son and Frances Dickinson.
Collision Causes
Slight Damage
In a collision by the Finley store!
Ray Thielen of Pasco received es-}
timatcd SSO damages to his car
and Wm. Piert of Kennewick S2O.
The accident occurred when Thielen:
attempted to turn out .and struck
Piert’s car. ‘
Langlie Vetoes
Appropriation for
the North Bank
The thirty-odd thousand dollars?
appropriated for the Paterson-
Kennewick North Bank road exten-t
sion was vetoed by Governor
Langlie. The appropriation was
made in the omnibus road appro
priation bill but the bill author
highway system was beaten in the
state senate by two votes.
Senator Stinson's report to the
Kennewick Chamber at Commerce
last week was to the effect that he
was sure that the money would be
used this biennium because it was
definitely earmarked for that job.
Play Mixed Foursomes
at Local Course Sunday
The first official golf tournament
of the season will be played Sun
day—a mixed two-ball foursome
with partners selected by lot. The
first group will tee off at 9:30. The
following Sunday a team from
Hermiston will come to play a
tournament on the local course.
Chairman John Heater announces
tentative dates with Ritzville. Top
penish. Sunnyside and the Country
Club at Walla Walla. Dates for
these tournaments will be announc
ed later.
The school for caddies was in ses
sion the first of the week and the
boys who are now properly instruct
ed in their duties will be on hand
to assist players.
Nutritionist to Tell
How to Prepare Foods
Miss Roe Russell. extension nu-j
tritionist from the State College}
will present two demonstration on‘
freezing foods for preservation. and
cooking of frozen foods on Friday.
April 4. The first meeting will be
at the Kennewick high school audi
torium at 10:00 am.. and the sec-1
ond one at the Presser club rooms
at 2:00 p.m. ‘
Freezing us a very fine method
of keeping food in its natural fresh
flavor and texture if properly used.
Many people have found dissatis
faction in freezing as a means of
preservation because so much de
pends on using the correct methods
in handling the foods. Miss Russell
has been'asked to give this dem
onstration on the best technique of
preparing the foods for the locher
andtheapproved waytoeookfood
after it has. been stored froaen.
Benton Residents File
for Benefit Payments
Applications have been filed by
165 persons in Benton county for
old age benefit payments under
initiative No. 141. which became a
law recently, E. M. Haya. county
welfare administrator. said Tuesday.
There were 320 eligible pensons in
the county prior to the new law.
“I estimate that costs of benefit
payments in Benton county will be
$15,000 a month under the new law,”
Hayes said. “This compares with a
cost of $7,134 in the county in Feb—
ruary. which was an average month
unaer the former regulations."
Hayes said the WA load in Ben
ton county is steadily decreasing
as a result of farm work opening.
Some WPA workers of the county
plan to leave their proxct jobs next
week to cut. asparagus.
Schools Will Rewive
Apportionment Funds
School funds amounting to $lO.-
759 will be distributed among Ben
ton county school districts this
month. members of the Benton
county school superintendent's staff
said Tuesday.
The largest share of the appor
tionment. $10,051. came from the
state aux-mt school fund. and $629
came from the county tax levy. Only
879 came from the county annulm
tlon fund. _
Three Mystery
Deaths Baffle
County Sheriff
The unidentified man who was
found dead on the banks of the
Yakima river recently brouht to
three the number of such cases
under investigation in Benton coun
ty. officers said Tuesday. The man
apparently had died of natura‘
causes six weeks before the body
was discovered Sunday by fish
ermen. 0 ‘
Another unidentified man was
found in a cardboard shack along
the river bank near Prosser Decem
ber 14. The man was dying when
officers foumd him and an examina
tion indicated he died of exhaustion
and weakness caused by hunger.
A man known as nurricane Joe
Lucas, who was a chemist at a small
mine near Prosser. died December
16 and efforts of county officers to
learn his true name or to learn the
names of relativae failed. A. ll.‘
YRichter. sheriff. said. i
‘ The deaciption of the man found‘
Sunday does not tally with the de-:
salvation of William Henry. Benton
county sheep, camp employee. who
disappeared December 38th. Bert
Steam. deputy daeriff. said.
Piano Recital to
Be Given in Pasco
Students from the studio of Mrs
Edwin Neuman will be mesented in
a pinno natal next Sunday otter
noonAlhrch 30. at 3 o'clock in law
Methodist church in Pasco.
Each shadent will be heard in
solo and otlm' numbers will include
piano duets. a trio and s quartette
Students to be presented Sunday
from Kennewick. Paco, (Donnell.
Richlnnd and m are: Wilm-
Grnvenalund, Caroline Knuth. Ma:-
iorie Chi-net. Goldie Frank. Janet
Mason. Aoel Ann Purdy. William
Campbell. Yvonne Hillie. Elde
Anion, Charles Powell. Zane ancy.
Wanda Gilliam Helen Greenwood.
Christine Bandstedt. Gaol Bock
man. Howand Batter. Donna Stoop.
Muriel Pepiot. new Thompson.
Mabel Barnett and Betty Swinger.
The public is cordislly inde to
attend the rechl.
The Weather
While the rust crate of W
was shipped last Friday. the cutting
season has by no means opened.
The first cute going from heme we:
cut on the So! Peter: place. the
weather conditions have been “out
normal. with no harm being done.
apparently by the all-degree mark
estabusm nonday night. Temper
atures for the week were:
Mar. 20—76-80 “-80 ‘.
Mar. 21—75-28 05-35
Mar. 22—73-32 61-42
Mar. 23—77-38 63-”
mar. 24—60-52 05-68
Mar. 25—6-‘8 70-40
Mar. alt—6:4s 7145
Three Couples Obtain
Permission to Marry
Marriage lioenaes tamed My
by aux-Icy Chapman. Benton ommty
auditor. were: Walter Bradley. 27.
and Irene Jones. 19. both at Nodal;
Carl Cook. 28. of Pendloton. om.
Lloyd Waggener. 32. of Chelen. and
Marilyn Olive Kai-wit. of Pruner.
fishy Sandy. Bmm Erwin and Uh: Me! in a scene :rom
mmmm~mmut be m. W next Thursday.
Seek New Uses
for Products of
the Valley Farms
An interested participant at the
seventh annual conference of the
National Farm Chemurgic Council
this week in Chicago. according to
Roy H. Skill. district manager for
Pacific Power 8: Light company. is
H. 'W. Derry. manager of the com
pany's new industries apartment.
with the company‘s new industries
program which will include visits
to Washington. D. C. and New York.
Among the problems Derry is
giving particular attention at the
conference are those of finding
profitable new uses for wheat. straw
and cull and surplus fruit. He is
particularly interested in the ex
traction of various alcohols and oth
er industrial materials from wheat
and fruit. and in the cellulose
pmsibilities of straw. .
At the same time he is studying a
number of possible new crops suit
able to production in this region
which could be used to balance
present production of surplus items.
This field. Skill said. includes
‘crops which are coming into use
as raw materials for drugs. plastics.
drying oils. essential oils and aro
A start in this direction already
has men made by the successful
mint oil operations in the Rich
land area. he pointed out. Also cas
tor beans are now being tried out in
this area to determine their‘feasi
hility. Utilisim seeds supplied by
Derry, this wort is being carried
out under the direction of c. o.
Bunneli. the company's farm serv
ice supervisor. and John Dobie.
rural service agent for this district.
County Nurse Reports
on Health Inspections
Mom than 870 Damon count!
whoolstudem were [Mahala
by m- m Inmate. county
wmmvmammm 1
Ninety-rm persons with com
mnlccble dim-cc were mm
or «acted by was scum. m
tor mucus communicable discus
m: m. a: m 00m.
13; m. 2: chickenpox. 16; kn
peycc,s:_cccbhc. 'l. __ _
visited 18cm1edchudrentn the
mm. Twonewnxbercu-
White Bluffs Club
Remodel Homestead
The Women's elub of White
mum held their lurch business
meeting with the annual custom oi
officer; The toliowinc officers were
eiected: president. nu. E. J. O'-
lluey; vice president. urn. Francis
Hooch]; recording eecretery. Mn.
Alex Per-he; corresponding secret
ary. an. D. e. Wilkinson; tneuurer.
In. Jeanwn. The various com
mittee: reported and the club as 3.
whole ha enjoyed a very successful
you. both financially and socially.
m wounding event or the yeer
he: been the moving a! the old
Ooddinc homestead. which he: been
moved into town and will be the
new club home when completed.
eblehendsoiOerlOordl. Thecluh
members are looking toward to
having the My ne-opened by the
in will be held April oth with Mrs.
O. K. Williams a the meet speaker.
her subject “Influence of ”teatime
on Life and um."
w. Hume)"; Sunday school
clue will 0 et Sec-Jam perk
lurch so. Will meet at we neth
odut chmh ether m on the:
any at 12:80. Every one please bring
lune. when, potato ulna. pie and
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