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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, April 03, 1941, Image 1

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U. 8. Sch 6 Ships
wmmgton Suspecting wide-
I!“ W on the part of their
an armed detatchments of U. S.
W and Coast Guardsmen
m 28 Italian, 2 German and 35
Danish merchant ships tied up in
sixteen different U. 3. ports. The
W have been in American ports
m the beginning of the war, and
a was discovered after their crews
ma been placed under arrest that
m of the vessels had been rend
exed uselus by disabled machinery.
win on some will require many
yeah. Orders for their seizure came
met from President Roosevelt
cruising in Southern waters, and is
euthanized by an Act passed during
In first World War.
Beulah Sink Italian Ships
Landon—ln the greatest sea battle
of the present war, a British fleet
wt 1:. large part of the Italian
navy away from their bases in the
lantern Mediterranean and sank
three heavy cruisers and .two des
troyer: off the Greek coast. It is also
believed that one of the heavy bat
tleships remaining after the Battle
of Tannto, was also seriously dam
aged by the British attack.
President Warns Saboteurs
Port Everglades, Fla—ln a radio
“has from the yacht Potomac,
anchored off this port, President
Roosevelt again called for national
unity in hastening the country’s de
fense effort, and warned Commun-_
late, Nazi agents and other saboteurs
that public temper will no longer
tolerate racketeering interference
Ilth the federal industrial program.
He praised as a patriotic example
the support given the administra
tion's international policy by Wen
dell}.j Winkle, defeated Republfcan
» candidate for President.
V. Milwaukee, Wis—olo strikers at
"g the big Allis-Chalmers plant. stalled
in executing 545,00,000 in national
5 defense contracts, voted down with
boats of derision a proposal that
~ they return to work pending arbi
htion. The strike has been in
mums two and a hair! months and
. has crippled production on vital
equipment for the army and navy.
New York City—Alien organizers
; o! a Red parade on May Ist, who
. dunanded that Fifth Avenue be
f nude part of their line of march,
. . were told by police officials that no
A permit would be granted Gom
-‘ mists and left wingers except on
~ streets remote from shopping and
. momma; districts.
- up Meets Axis Partners
i" Berlin—Japanese Foreign Minis
: it” Intimate, after a week’s con
-5; lemme with Nazi leaders, departed
in Italy to meet Nippon’s other
Woman co-conspirators in the
Bane-Berlin Axis. His mission is
_ “fled in mystery, although he
-_ “teem-deli an audience with Pope
PMJhose efforts are strongly to
! “peace. The feeling grows that
mealtime defiance of Hitler and
“friendship pact between Russia
} Turkey have cooked Japan’s
.; .W fever regardless of the terri
i Wm Il:;°tfl<}:ngled before Matsuoka's
but; wily Nazi and Facist
"All-Bald Directions Ready
' ew York City—The Council of
. n“filial Defense. in collaboration
~ Wll the War Department and a
”up of engineering and technical
Wm will shortly issue a series of
, 'books on the best protective
- gamma to be taken by the public
“MO! 811' raids. While the book
‘ follow the general procedure
; Md egective in England, they
- Min any 511 estions ‘
- hm American regsegarch. lesultlng
who Mentioned Golden Speech?
en:s'flmlan—Aalong the odds and
. the Rll a hot Presidential campaign.
M Publican National Committee
as?!“ a headache in the shape
i tor “g 1 from a Pacific Coast doctor
3 “Memo for treating Wendell L.
-. hiswhiilt'hmat in_ the course of
~ m Wind speaking tour. At the
mubt. in: Wilkie, a novice in
rim indmg, tred to cover the outer
; Ofrlocal crowds without the loud
‘ Milka . When his voice almost
. meal-ed, a hurry call brought
twillecmhst who rounded out nearly
in months on the candidate’ 5 -
lat about $250 a day. S pec
French Fire on British
I“'ld>oll~When a British squad
run tried to halt a convoy of
helch! merchant ships off North
African coast. shore batteries opened
n?" on their former allies. Vichy de
nied the British charge that. the
”“0? carried war material destin
ed ultimately for Germany. Little
$31388 was done on either aide. but
‘3 feared that the incident will be
M by Germany to create further
misunderstanding between French
“4 English.
' M
Council Renigs on ‘
Parallel Parking
S 0 Try New Plan
2-hour plan OKed, but will
broaden angle to give
added traffic space and
make easier parking
City fathers found, Tuesday night,‘
that the traffic ordinance specific
ally called for angle parking on the?
main street, although for the par
allel parking elsewhere in the city.
But the two hour parking limit
is to be enforced—maybe. i
Anyway, a solution for the traffic
.problems has been suggested and
will be given a trial. Under the
present system, cars are parked
at about a 45-degree angle. Cars
too close have difficulty in open
ing doors, of backing clear out into
the line of traffic, blind spots
toward the rear, etc.
The new plan calls for about 20-
degree angle, which will obviate all
the above objections as well as
provide several additional feet in
width to the traffic lane. It is
figured that the new system will
provide nearly as many parking
places along each block as the
present way, make it easier to get
into and away from the curb, re
quire less manoeuvering and still
enable occupants to get in or out
of the cars without jamming the
The new angle will allow the rear
tender of the front car to overlap
the front fender of the one behind
32:!!! still permit doors opening on
The council found this an easy
“out" on the broplem, particularly
since three petitions were presented
asking .that- the parallel parking
be not put into effect. More than
150 names were on the three peti
tions, although a few were from
people who did not operate cars.
The new parking style will be
put into operation as soon as the
stripes can be painted on the streets.
It is said.
City Gas
The city will operate its own gas
pump from now on. Two of the
companies have made contract of
fers to the city at seven cents
under the retail price now being
paid and the city will therefore
operate its own pump for the city’s
More than 2200 gallons were used
by the city’s equipment last year
and the saving, it is figured, will
be considerable. The city was fort
unate in being able to rent, on a
gallonage basis, one of the gas
pumps already installed at the
Strickler Motors, conveniently lo
cated near the city hall.
Masons and their wives are in
vited to attend a potluck dinner
at the hall next Thursday night.
following which the ceremony of
extinguishing the lights will be
performed. The ceremony will be
followed by a short musical pro
gram. The address of the eve
ning will be delivered by Dr. Fred
erick Schilling. Sunday morning
the ceremony of relighting .the
lights will be performed in the
presence of the members of the
Rose Croix only. Afterward all
Masons will attend services at the
Episcopal church. Easter Services
at ten.
14 Students Attend
Fowl Pox School
The following students of the VO
- Agriculture classes attend
ed the Fowl Pox vaccination school
held recently in the Kennewick high
school auditorium.
Conrad Bateman, George Rey
more, Lincoln Mahaffey, Norman
Robbins, Calvin Liebel, Charles
Smith, Ira Lampson, Jimmie Mok
ler, Stanley Masher, Bob Mason.
Stanley Sams, Russel Desgranges,
Don Rokkan and Forrest Clarke.
Power Company to Install
Huge Power Transformer
Now under construction in the
east, a :big 80-ton transformer to
be added to Pacific Power & Light
company’s interconnection at Han
ford will increase capacity for pow
er delivery from that source to Ken
newick and the entire main power
system, announced Roy H. Skill, dis
trict manager for the company.
Sixty-five hundred gallons of oil
will be required to fill tanks in the
huge piece of equipment that will in
crease capacity at the Hanford in
terconnection by 50 percent. The
transformer has already been ord
ered and will be installed this sum
mer on delivery from the manufact
urer at a cost of $60,000.
Power is fed into the main power
brid serving Kennewick from Wash
ington inter~connections at Han
ford. Lind and Pomeroy. as well as
from numerous generating plants
on the Pacific system. Still anoth
er large interconnection makes pow
er available here vfrom Oregon
points, said Skill.
Pacific Power 8: Light company
provided for the capacity increase in
Kennewick to G 0
on Air Over KUJ
on Hour Program
Merchants sponsor hour
of time to present pro
gram of local talent on
Friday of next week
Kennewick will go on the air
from KUJ. Friday, April 18, accord
ing to arrangements now being
worked out. »A full hour program
sponsored by [Kennewick merchants
and presented by Kennewick talent
will feature that presentation.
It was originally planned to have
the program on Friday of next week,
but on account of the unavailability
of the high school talent, the show
was today postponed until the 101-
lowing week.
The plan is to have a large
group of performers and visitors
make up a caravan to go to Walla
Walla, where the program will be
staged in the lobby of the hotel.
Eighteen local business houses
have underwritten the cost of the
program, insofar as the station is
concerned and each will have a
short commercial announcement
during the program.
Mr. Wins, KUJ repmentatlve.
who was inatown today: called atten
tion to the‘fact that the wave length
of KUJ had been changed from
1370 to 143:9.
Five‘ Generations
'The birth-Monday morning, of
Basil Gary Shields, a nine-pound
son ,to Mr. and Mrs. Basil Shields,
created an unusual condition. He is
the fifth living generation in the
family. His great, great grand
mother, Mrs. Mary Spears, lives in
Big Springs, Texas. Five great grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Norris,
live at Glen, Texas. Mr. and Mrs.
T. A. Shields. at Fort Worth Texas.
and Mr. and Mrs. J .R. Schmelzer
of enneKwick. Flour grandparents
of the new citizen live on the Ken
newick Highlands, Mr. and Mrs.
Dave Seurs and Mr. and Mrs. Bud
Shilds. He also has four great, great
great uncles and aunts.
its $701,224 system-wide construc
tion budget for 1941.
Less spectacular than the huge
new transformer, but welcome by
water users near the approach to
the KennewickAPasco bridge is 2,000
feet or a new six-inch main the com
pany will lay on Avenue C this year.
The extension to the Kennewick
water system will also afford fire
protection to a number of new bus
iness establishments that have lo
cated near the bridge approach.
As in previous years, the com
pany’s construction program again
emphasizes extensions to bring
electric service to new users. A
total of $300,000 'has been earmark
ed for system-wide expansion of ex
isting distribution lines. Scores of
new lines, each bringing electricity
to one or more new customers, will
be [built this year.
The Pacific company will build
system-wide service improvements.
such as the increased interconnec
tion at Hanford, totaling $271,224,
while $130,000 will be allocated to
reconstruction of distributing lines
:1 kiflhe company’s service area, said
The Week Before Easfer
Wheat Storage Short
. . The Benton County Agricul
tural Conservation Association
has been notified that storage fa
pilities for the 1941 wheat crop is
apt to become serious if crop con
ditions continue as at present. Ap
proximately 50 percent of 1940
wheat crop is in storage at in
terior points, and coast terminal
stnoage is taxed to capacity with
no great amount of wheat expect
ed to move before the new crop
comes on. This information k be
ing passed along to local wheat
growers that they may be better
prepaned to handle the 1941
“The thief who stole my stuff was
no Christian.” 301 Peter said when
telling about his loss “for he took
the stuff on Sunday night." Spend
ing a couple of days getting his
packing shed all fixed up ready for
work the first thing Monday morn
ing, Mr. Peters took a final look
early Monday morning only to find
his packing shed stripped of every
thing. ‘
Peter had a couple of motors.
belts, saws. packing frames, crates
and everything ready for work on
Monday morning. Everything, in
cluding the marking stamps, was
gone when he took his final peek.
A couple of days of warm weather
will bring on the grass at a furious
rate, Peter says and now he’s had
to gather a whole new packing
Thieves steal most anything now
adays. Down at Paterson a couple
of 'em dug a trench three feet deep
to pull out 700 feet of 22-inch steel
irrigating pipe. They carted it clear
down to Milton. but Bill Westermey
er following the slenderost clue.
traced 'em down and made ’em
fetch the pipe back and pay him for
welding the joints. Bill wanted the
pipe moved anyway.
P.-T. A. Music Concert
In preparation for the Central
Washington Music Festival at El
- the local P.-'r. A. will
sponsor a concert on April 17 of the
Kennewlck participants. Under the
direction of Miss Virgil Hopkins. a
variety of presentations with girls'
groups, mixed chorus numbers and
special choruses. The girls' sextette
will also sing. Five soloists, Merle
Wright, Evert Hembree, Zola Shat
tuck, Nadene Shields and Theo
Lampson will present special num
The band. under the direction of
Mr. Asbury, will present several
numbers that will be played in com
petition at Ellensburg. There will be
trumpet tries and other specialities.
The meeting on Wednesday will
also feature election of officers, con
sidered especially important at this
The mixed two-ball foursome
tournament played on the local golf
course last Sunday was won by Mrs.
Steele and J. L. Mokler who turned
in a net score of 97. There were
eight foursomes in play. Next Sun
day a team will come from Hermis
ton to play on the local course. The
first foursome will tee off at 9:30.
Positions on the ladder were also
arranged this week. New rules will
be posted for this all season inter
club contest.
Thief No Christian
Hermiston Coming
N o N. B. Road,
No Other New
Roads Got By
County got port election
law, spud law and im
provement in irrigation
laws, Senator says
Benton county didn't do so badly
in the last session of the legisla
ture. Sen. Chas Stinson- told mem
bers of the chamber of commerce
this noon. Even though the North
Bank road was not authorized and
the money appropriated was vetoed.
it was not so bad. he said. Other
counties provided their senators
with expense money. gave dinners
and other entertainments and still
didn‘t get their roads.
He said that work toward securing
the road should begin now and be
kept up right up to and including
the next session of the legislature.
but totally neglected to recognise
the work the local organization had
been doing for the past six years
on this job.
He also pointed out the fact that
the county got a special law for the
district election. the farmers got the
.potato cull. law and several irriga
tion amendments were put through.
French Baker to Join
Local Bread Makers
One thing leads to another. You
never can tell what the result of
any given action will be. This
week A. T. Belair, local baker. who
is also a Frenchman. went to Hover
to bring to town the Ashby boys.
who grew from babyhood in fiance.
and who have lately returned to
their native land unable to speak
The boys were guests of the El
wanis club whose members asked
all sorts of questions about con
ditions in France and how the peo
ple delt about the war arid every
thing of that sort. The boys arter
ward repeated the performance at
the school for the pupils there. Mr.l
Belair acted as inierperter.
Belair round out that the boys:
had worked in bakeries in France—T
then discovers that one of his
bakers has to leave. Now he has
made arrangements for the oldest!
Ashby boy to come to Kennewick;
and work in the local bake shop.‘
It works out fine for both of 'em—
each speaks French. each needs the‘
other’s baking experiences and now}
everything is jake. ]
Sewer Ordered
Objecting only to the equalin
appeared before the city council
residents on Third Avenue East
Tuesday night regarding the con
struction of the sewer extension for
that area.
'llhe council ordered a reassess
ment of the property. changing
some of the boundaries of the dis
trict and so completed the legal
preliminaries on the work. The
Washington street extension will be
abandoned, as there are so few
in that district to be benetitted.
Residents along the highway hem
tween town and the river bridge
also appeared before the council
objecting to the use of septic tanks
in that area as several of the resi
dents are using wells. Arrangements
were made permitting residents on
the south side of the highway to
connect with the main trunk line
which is on the north side of the
road. necessitating tunneling under
the pavement.
Dredge for Gold
Some litle excitement has been
created locally during time past week
concerning the gold dredging opera
tions on the island in the river be
low town. Test from six-inch holes
put down to bedrock have shown
promising indications and the sam
ples have been sent to the assayers
{or further tests. Other samples will
be forwarded tomomw. Mr. Donel
son stated today and he expects to
see the officials at the company
here in about ten days. following
which active operations will be be
gun on the m.
Launch New Barge
Another all-steel welded huge will
be launched from the local ship
'wards next week. according to pres
ent plans. The big bulk carrying
grain barge will be used on the
lower teaches of the river.
This week se'vml representatives
of the sponm for the company
were in Kennewick inspecting the
work now under way. The big toe!
barge now on the ways is rapidly
taking shape and the forms for the
grain huge has been pushed into
the Oolumbio.
As yet no government contracts
have been received by the local con
struction yards. although it is un
derstood that the company has con
tracts for two tut: to be construct
cd here in the neu- future.
Greece Fights Back
“Gm Fights Back” is the title
of the short subject at the My
theatre. Sunday and Monday. This
subject shows vividly the courage
and bravery of the (inset soldier
and how they axe righting their ag
gressor to a stand still. The pro
ducers proceeds derived {mm the
sale of this short subject will be
contributed to the Greek War Re
llei Association. The feature pic
tures on this program are Jean
Hersholt as Dr. Christian in “Mel
ody for Three" and Jackie Moran
is “Barefoot Boy."
Because people in other towns
have wanted to contribute to the
Greecmn teller fund. manager How
ard McGee will have a box in the
lobby for any such contributions
Recruiting Statioll
to Open in Pasco
The Navy Rea-ailing service will
have open station every week on
Thursday. may and Beturdey in
Pasco. A special consideration will
be given to those boys heving eny
vocational training in the aviation
branches. Winery. meta-mun
and ndlo. .
Duplex Is Started
; mmdwmpmrmhstweehwork
washegunthls weeklnearnelton
lugs will be an excellent investment.
He has tentative puns for mother
similar building as soon as this
Theduplexwlllhwae two fam
Mgatu'lor. 83(3):“anth
exact ,u‘ r Wt
the pumflttmofitm
.Beach street fist of! first Avenue.
Toastmasters Hear
Themselves Speak
The mum-s czarsi'mt n
very enjoyeble and entertunmg
evening last Thursday in the John
Neumen home. A Phnco mom-der
loaned them by the Pasco Appliance
shop took different speeches made
by the eight members: Frank Illu
pin. Ed Weber; m Mueller. John
Neumen. nuance Scott. John
Vibber. George Cloud end Urban
Koelker. ‘
Postal Receipts Break All
7 , Past Records for Quarter
teaming tnPostmuter I". H.
Lincoln. Themelpumrthcm
were mn.whichlsthehlgbut
aruyknownutheuackpwod of
camingmeil. Incoming men for
deliveryonbothcity and rum
routes has been definitely heavier
everyone would requeetthettheir
street address or rural route be
Many patrons are at the opinion
that “Kennewick. Wash." is suffi
cient. but it is obvious tint with
m moving and new [nu-om
coming. no sorting clerk con man
orixe an m not! Is a await
important moi! might be deified
for a hm
First Car Grass
Rolls Today From
Kennewick Fields
New pack helps sales on
fresh market; try new
crates for berries this
year, to freeze soon
The first solid car of grass iron
_the Kennewick district was shipped
today than the Big Y. althouch
sisesble shipments have been roll
ing from the district for the past
several days. Prices dropped rapidly
on the packed stuff. starting as hidh
as $1.40 for .the first that went
out. Yesterday cash buyers were
mm 85 and so.
A couple or days of warm weather
will set the grass coming at a
good clip. Mr. Desgranges said and
slump to the cannery levels. The
probably will cause the price to
canneries are almost ready to handle
the crop. the final arrangements
are now being made at the Walla
Walla plant. The new boiler has
inery overhauled and everything
made ready for the opening at
the season.
.At the Y the Cucede company
will operate e freezing pleat. and
mean much or their receipts. and
the Melina oompeny will eleo handle
me at their products at that
piece. A new bleaching room has
been nude from the south porch
there and the tents ere being in
etelled. .
W cesh buyers are tek
iw the peeked mes. At most at
the pieces. growers are being urged
to use the bottom nuts and the
oiled paper wraps. This embles
the are. to be shipped longer
distances without shrinkage. arriv
ing on the markets in much better
“The new etyle of packing with
the oiled pnper end the wet ped:
wlll more than nepey the grower
for the additional cost” John m
lulon. W of the Pecitic oom
peny steted. "The better condi
tion will hold the ma laws
we think.”
“We'tetnlnc out the new not
otyle berry crates this yen. too.”
Mr. human aid. “We find thet
the merhet ecoepts this pack better.
file new cute: w'lll teke the little
tln top helium, as they provide
eir circuletion. The old style {else
bottom bullock: hove been ben
ned this yet: by the etete officials
and the old style helloch without
the (the bottoms ellow the berries
to sweet.”
T. B. League to Start
Knowledge Drive in Apr.
The Netloml Tuberculous Aeso
detlon hue W April as the
month to concentrate upon Mb—
uflng knowledge concerning tuber
culous. This «fort “Ith the
muted States a celled the Early
m Campaign—the noun In
“and Wesley-fly.” 7
In scopes-gum with the state and
netionai association: the Benton
County league has secured the int
eet scientific mien-. 1 printed in
my ditterent interesting end at
tractive pamphlets. Then an: be
m plead in we whack. libraries
and public places W the
country. witch 1a- theln! Heb
yogi-self to them! Read theim
‘Bhould‘eny one wish pomphleb
mulled to themselves or to oomeone
they believe would benefit by then
floaty In. Bury Fleming. Benton
City. end mey will he mlled h
aloha rappers. .
Build Warehouse
Construction of the new wm—
home at the Church crepe Juice
phntubelngstu-ted. Bomeweeh
be ready tolhtndle this season's
01mm. Ir. Ludlow eaten. The
nut canned or cement ta- the
m m m today. he
School Basses Later
the school Inn-u will make their
mundsmehour Inter than mud.
emit. a. s. and: announced may.
‘ W
O! the tour hundred-odd pupils
in the Junior and senior huh echool.
more then two hundred have asked
tortheatntime towork nthome.
In. Black atatee. with n promect of
about a hundred more as aoon :-
the nap-nus begins to grow rapidly.
School will only hold tor two days
out week. spring vacation taking
the‘lut three days. Vacation at thh
the is for the purpose of permit
ting the teechers to attend the
central Washington teachers insti
mheinc held at Spokane at thut
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