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”DON—Ir: a sea. battle off
wild the new Nazi battleship
w dropped a shell in the
W magazine of the battle cruis
e’flood. mightiest unit of the Brit
fimet, utterly destroying the 42.-
” warship and her crew of
13m. The Bismark. 35-00-tons, is
m mast addition to the German
M and is'rated one of the most
mm] ships ever launched in fir
upower. The fact that she is raid
“ in the lAtlantic is a severe threat
go’nritain’s blockade.
I ’ mm Fight for Crete
cum, Egypt—Although the Nazi
pmhute invasion of Crete shows
dill-l of diminishing in the num
w-d troops landed. the forces that
hue 31:129.ch gained a. foothold on
hotly-contested island threatens
m domination of the Eastern
Wan. King George of
" Greece has escaped from Crete and
h believed on his way to England.
German casualties are terrific, but
the Real command apparently takes
.mseeountof nun-power losses in
en sit-borne offensive where thous
snds of parachutes are used to drop
m and supplies on previously
bombed objectives. In a single at
hek by the British on a convoy of
Whips, 5000 Germans are be
lieved to have perished. 1
' Nuts Wm U. s.
Berlin, Germany—ln an inter
j View with a Japanese newspaper
«respondent, Grand Adm. Raeder.
Wander in 0-111!!! of the German
m, warned the U. s. that any at
tempt by American warships to con
_ R! miles to? ”Britain meant
' Wag." His inference was plain
-_,-‘; int a convoy system was compar
able to a declaration of war between
‘ Bunny and the 11.8.
. - Nunn stages Blink-Ont
' M, N. J.—First of any big U.
I. fit: to attempt a “blackout" to
. fill an air attack. this city achiev
ed ior 15 minutes what army offl
dab called a "dark gray" instead of
_ the complete darkness urged by the
local police and army observers. Cit
in; flirmged the center of the city.
Illness they were asked to stay at
home and darken the house. and
even theglow from thousands of
Wm, pipes and cigars helped
‘ to destroy the effect desired.
Hail Swamps Capital 1
Washington —— With 10,000 teler
m and letters a day reaching‘
3! White House. and the largestl
min deliveries in U. s.’history being
dumped on the decks of Congress-I
mm is agreed by Washington old
timers that the aid-todßritain con
”! controversy is the biggest pub
“ 3 question ever raised here. Even
“lactate, war and navy departments,
Dually ignored in outpouring of
”we exmessimm of opinion regard~
in; foreign or domestic policy, have
cone in for their share of advice
from John Q. Public. The White
. Km makes no announcement of
"19 (”Vision of opinion indicated in
”5 Inail. and members of congress,
wen with extra help, haven’t been
“‘0 as a group to tabulate the com-
Plexion of incoming mail on the
“Rest question of the day.
has Seize U. s. Goods 1
311101. Indo-China—Varied U. S.
Mots to the value of 310,000,000.
We to two U. S. import com
:fih, have been seized by Japan
ham after breaking into two
warehouses. The seized goods
30mm materials claimed by the
‘9B as being destined for China.
£lll6de American trucks and
The seizure was made on
will}! French territory, but lo
mfepfesentatives of the Vichy re
” admited their helplessness in
“sting while under Japanese
‘ Merle”; Plans at Front
Ankara, Turkey—American-bullt
Mung planes have made their first
“"5 alineal-Imm in the Near East,
"in! they have been used by the
30,31 Air force in bombing the Ir
‘Ms in their efforts to block the
British advance toward the Mosul
0“ fields. The American machines
h"! proved themselves fast fight
“ 311 d exceptionally speedy in air
Qlum Mother Celebrates
.landon‘Dowager Queen Mary.
germ” 0f King George V celebrated
W birthday by visiting local
Mk where she expressed her
good wlshes for the recovery of vic
tlms 01’ Hitler’s raids on England.
hm Woos U. s. Svmpathy
”:31“ France Pierre Laval,
‘5 o'll out of the Vichy government
”‘3 stooge for Hitler. made an ear!)-
v plea for U. S. sympathy at the
hay moment a German military
fro: serenaded his :eari’ul appeal
0d the street below. He express
”o33llol); that the U. ~S. instead of
Hitting VlChY's "collaboration" with
the I'. would itself become part of
' “new EurOpean order." the Nazi's
om “’l' mass slavery.
@ll2 iKPtmpmirk anurirr- flepnrtvr
of tb:
Police Court iI-ITIS
Busy Sessions
Local police court has been a busy
place the past few weeks, Judge C.
F'. wmkenwerder having offenders
before him nearly every night. Re
cent court sessions had John Brun
ner up on a petit larceny charge. He
plead guilty and was fined $25 or
30 days. Not having the money. he
was committed to Jail.
Martin Welsh, arrested on a.
charge of drunk and, disorderly,
plead guilty, fined 84 mm and
a thirty day jail sentence. both sus
pended on condition he leave town
at once.
Joseph mnkowsncanh Ralph Bl
lison‘ got the same dose for the same
Bing Harvest
To Begin Here
Next Week
Quality is High,
Crop Not Damaged
By Wind or Rain
Salter no damage has been done
to e cherry crop by the rains and
winds of the past few days. Dealers
predict that nearly as many cars of
the bumper crop of last year, al
though there are A not nearly as
many cherries. The difference will
be in the greatly reduced culla'ge
and the much larger size of the
fruit. 1
The Bing harvest will start this
week-end, but already there have
been considerable 1.c.1. shipments of
Wm. Some of these have
been shipped as far as Bismark and
into Oklahoma and repeat orders
have been received.
Fruit houses are preparing for
the pack to start on- Saturday. Small
crews are being started, with lull
sized lists by the middle of the w'ebk.
At the Y a crew of forty will start
Saturday, with a full crew of about
300 by the middle of the week. Oth
er packing houses are preparing for
about the same proportions. 1
Price outlook is not too good, be
cause at the freakish season every-i
where. Upper valley orchards are;
coming into the markets with thisi
section, which is usually ten days
to two weeks in advance of the up
per valley. Other sections. ordin
arily later than this, are also com
ing into the-markets with the local
Some contracting is being done at
seven cents for the inch size, with
a two cent drop for the smaller sizes.
Growers think the crop Should bring
ten cents, with the advanced costs
and more prosperous markets.
At the Y the Cascade , Frozen
Fruits company has finished the as
paragus pack and will begin the
peas, expecting to process about 150
tons. Following will be the baby ii-rnai
and string beans, with perhaps somel
peaches and apricots later.
Governor Sets
Dairy Month
Observance Would
Aid State Indusftry
Declaring tha t “Washington's
great dairy industry is one of the
mainstays of agriculture in this
state," Governor Langlie has issued
a proclamation setting the month of
June as Dairy Month. .
The Governor urged that all cit
izens of the state “enjoy more of
these delicious, wholesome and
nourishing products of the dairy—‘
drink more milk, eat more butter.l
cheese and ice cream to enrich
health and make Americans strong-l
er." 9
He pointed out that "the goOd
health of our citizens is the first
necessity of a nation strong 'physi
cally and mentally, and emphasized
that the high nutritional value of
milk aids the health of people of all
Sta-ting that this observance of
Dairy Month would also add sta—
bility to the state's leading agri
cultural industry, Governor Langlle
said that .farm income in Washing
ton from milk was approximately
thirty million dollars during 1940.
and ‘ that approximately 250,000
Washington residents are dependent
upon this industry for their livli
hood. I
The Red Cross has accomplished
considerable work in the past three
months. In looking into their work
we find it well worth mentioning:
12 gowns, 28 layette dresses, 8 bon
nets. 14 dozen diapers. 14 operating
gowns. 7 bed shirts, 25 bed side bags.
22 girls’ dresses. 8 girls' skirts and
12 knitted sweaters.
Two Barges to
Land Cargoes
Here This W’k
Lumber for Port,
Steel for Boats
Coming Upriver
Kennewick’s first upriver ship
ments will arrive this week-end. Two
barge loads of material—one of lum
ber and the other of steel, left Pom
land this morning. powered by the
tug Keith. They are expected to ar-l
rive Friday afternoon or some time
Saturday. depending upon what kind
of time can be made with the draw
bridge openings.
The lumber will be used in the
construction of the. new bulk grain
loading elevator, work of which is
to be started Monday morning. It
is expected to have the new equip
ment ready to handle this year’s
The other barge will carry sheet
metal for the Columbia Marine
Shipyards. ‘
The” Keith is the only tug on the
river powerful enough to push two
barges at a time. .
KennewickHas Most
Graduates in 1941 A
‘ Benton county high schools will
graduate 209 seniors this year, rec
ords in the county superintendent of
school office showed Tuesday. Ken
_newick has the largest number of
graduates, 70,, and Presser is sec
ond with 83.
The number of graduating seniors
in other county high schools are:
Benton City, 15; Richland, 17; White
Bluffs, 12: Hanford, 12; River View,
20. There will be 75 eighth grade stu
dents who will graduate in county
schools in addition to Kennewlck
and Prosser, which have junior high
schools. - ..
Rainbow Girls Accept
Walla Walla Invitation
Several members of the local
Rainbow Girls ~ accompanied by
Mrs. Ifiarry Linn were entertained
by the Walla Walla .assembly in
Walla Walla Saturday evening. In
stallation of officers and initiation
of 'new members was part of thel
business of the evening. Plans forl
the Grand Assembly in July were‘
discussed and Miss Tommy Sim
melink was introduced. The gifls
attending were, the Misses Dorothy
Ann Reed. ePatsy Sonnenburg, Pearl
Dague and Tommy Simmelink.
If contemplated plans for a bi
cycle drill troop can be completed
through the cooperation of a suf
ficiently large number of boys and
girls ‘bike’ - riders, the parade will
have another distinct novelty.
Boys and girls desiring to enter
this unique unit should be from
the sew. eighth and ninth grades
and ”are fadvised to register their
names as soon as possible with Mr.
my 9. _ybak.
Bike Parade
Memorial Day
Help Wanted
Kennc'lck's Fourth of July Pa.-
rade this year will be the finest
eve: seen here, according to pres
ent. plans. The committee in
charge has made plans for an
unique event, nu unusually in
teresting one. It ls promised. But
Il'he first thing the committee
of nonveyances there are in the
community and who has it. Gov
eted wagons. buckhoards. buggies,
8W”. cute—any and every kind
of old conveyance will be needed.
Any one having anything of this
sort that can be used in the pn
rade is asked to leave word at the
printing office. What it is and
where it may be found are the two
important questions at the mo
ment. More information will be
given as the plans work out.
Legiqn to Have
Memorial Service
If enough of the ex-service men
turn out tomorrow morning (Me
moriai Day) the Legion will have
a parade through the down town
streets, following which they will go
to the cemetery for a short service.
Dr. LaMott will have charge of the‘
service at the cemetery. following‘
which there will be the regular gun
salute over the graves of the former
Stores will all be closed all day
and hte street flags will be flying.
Other than the Legion% short pro
gram, no other observanow are‘
planned for the day. Picnics and
family gatherings will be numerous
as usual and the local golf club will
stage its annual tournament for the
Gasooigne cup.
Kennewick’s Longest Residents, Mr.“ and Mrs. Charles
Conway to Celebrate Fifty-Sixth Wedding Anniversary
So far as we can find out Kenne
wick’s oldest continuous residents
are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conway.
Next week they are celebrating their
.56”) wedding anniversary. having
been mar-'ried in Chicago in that
year. " ‘
Mr. Conway was district superin
tendent for] the N. P. railroad and
they came to Kennewick in 1885
largely ‘ se of a throat ailment
whiéh had bothered Mrs. Conway.
Later, when! the company offered to
transfer thetn. they refused to leave
because Mrs. Conway's health was.
so much better here.
When the Conway's arrived. Ken
newick was quite a lively little vil
lage. It had a hotel. restaurant,
blacksmith shop, a store and two
saloons. However a couple of months
after their arrival the railroad
bridge was completed and the town
“simply melted—disappeared." The
excuse for the town was for the rail
road. Here the big train ferries op
erated, coal was obtainable from the
mines up hte valley and huge coal
bunkers were located here for the
refueling. Water was plentiful here
and these, together with the crews;
for the train ferrying created quite
a little army of citizens. I
When the bridge was completed.‘
these people of course, left and the:
Location for
Big City
Pioneer Reclamationist
Says Area Due for
'Big Development
r Confidence in the future of the
Hakim; Valley and in the Colum
bia river drairuge area we: express
ed recently by E. I". Blaine, of
Grandview. pioneer rechmetionist.
earth presents the future of this am
in regard to commercial develop
ment." Blaine said. “and drained
by the Columbia has more poten-1
tial water power and better terminal
land than any like area in the‘
world.” _ ‘
[adds-bl Boom m i
Blaine reviewed the resources of
the northwest and predicted that a
great manufacturing city will some
' day be located in the area nearthe.
junction 0! the Yakima and Colum
' bia rivers. . i
.“The minerals and other resources
r are here and the Columbia river will:
‘ furnish electrical power for manu-‘
facturlng, Some day another Pitts
burgh will be located in this area.”
Becourcec Listed
Gold. silver. magnesium. copper.
tungsten and bauxite are‘aome oi
the minerals tound 'in commercial
quantities in this state. he said.
“You will see'the day when thel
produce of the Yakima Valley will
be freighted to this industrial are:
in the center of'the state instead of
farther away.’ 'he predicted. "
Blaine has been a leader in state
reclamation work for many years.
town died. The hotel quit. but the
IConways continued to live in the
building. The store also faded out
I of the picture and the Conways put
in a small stock of goods in the de-
Ipot. Complaints made to thecom-i
-pany caused the Gonways to tnnsfer‘
[their small stock. which _Mra. Gon
mated near where the Waslm
? Hardware store is now located. poa
sibly in the building now occupied
by Frank Lyon's carpenter shop.
Investigation of the complaint
made to' the N. P. officials finally
disclosed the fact that virtually all
the freight consigned to Kennewick
was tO‘the Conway store and they
concluded that it was OK for the
Conways to use the depot. but be
cause they had the new building
ready. they moved anyway.
When the Conways came to Ken
newick there was not a single grow
ing thing. other than sagebrush
and grease wood. along the river.
Not a willow. not a blade of grass.
not a tree. Just the big river noise
leesly flowing through the desert
valley. .
However. on the first bench back
of town there were a few scattering
patches of bunch grass. This grass
became more plentiful further back
into the hilla which were roamed
Retires After 29
Years P. 0. Service
C. E. Hillier. postol’fice employee
at the Kennewick office since 1812.
will retue from the service on the
first of June. Mr. Hillier during
his time of service had been clerk
and also acted as assistant postmas
ter. His retirement follows a recent
injury although it is not physical
disability. having reached the re
tirement age.
Herbert ment. who has been a:
the mutate-lb for the past four
MB. anemia: emttixmoualy em-
Pbyed. he been given a :egular
position now. and Bill John will
move up into the place vacated by
Mr. unmet. Basil Shields. who has
been acting as relief carrier. will
now become substitute carrier.
Need Workers
to Harvest Big
Cherry Crop
State Service to
Supply Help to
will be needed in the Milton-Pne
In announcement by John H.
Thomas. Walla Walla Inn-gar o!
the State Wt Service. The
cherry picking will aiao get under
way during the early part of next
week in the Keane-“chm am.
Seaoonal workers ahouid contact the
Walla Walla office nt 212 Wont Alder
Street for ' Information on all em
ployment Epportnnitiea in this ona.
State and local employment officials
are or the opinion that the agricul
tural labor problem need not become
acute it workers will register with
their local .mpmm'mw
not migrate aimle-ly. and employ-‘
ers cooperate with the State Service
in making their labor need- hownfi
is expected that when coming
Videdthmuahmm ;
tonsute' Employmentstmloelo
vest. ,
“More nun-1m Inhalers haw
them Is every indication thct‘ more
ablethkmrthnnhentotm.‘ In;
ry picking and mm mm. |
m state employment oervloe ho.-
open orders for the following pou
tlons ln defense Mum-let: max-ht
anoint. axle tanner. stunner. .nle-‘
awoken: mum. tool designer. tuba-J
letlng machine operator. wheel bor
er. wheel m. Pet-eon. who on
intexuted and quality for onyjot
these position: one urged to get In
touch with the' Washington State
Employment .Servloe at 2;: West
Alder Street. Wall: Wflh.
by abound: or wild have: “any
Huge Mot the-e knot-headed
plugs wouldcomedown‘totheflm
every dny—not they; the .me‘
ilush hunch mot them and
that is where the acne of the tune
«muted. ‘ ‘
Thene me e tribe of Imm uv-‘
in: whene Richlend now studs. the
Conway: remember. 'l‘hey wen
friendly Indium. too. they menu.
Much too friendly. in tact. my
ever place they took a fancy to.
They would walk into the Conny;
homemandwltlmt knocking.
Somehow. one of the Indians we;
told that. the white men would
shootthem “Watered gnome
“than him are, omm n.
am:- 80 90c bk Indian. who am.
“0" want to Rt shot. would always
knockwhenhe «annum
The action seemed annum. to
him. for he wouid tiny: hm
"“1 hush after. mun: at the
door. But he didn‘t use tor’tne
invitation to "come in.” He'd walk
right in anyway. '
The Conny: were themed beyond
words a few yea: later when the
(Continued on Page I)
Saturday Last
Day to Vote
011 AM Deal
Chairman Explains’
Project to C. of C.
About half of the meet growers
In this end of Benton County have
“needy voted upon the wheat el
lotment program. according to Fred
Wilson. chalrmen at the Benton
County MA Wheat Allotment
Committee. Beturdey la the lest do!
for voting. end this county‘s only
polling place 1. et Presser. Mr. Wil
eon aid.
Mr. Wilson and Harry Fleming
of Benton City. who have been
workinccn the plnn in this county.
were guests of the chamber at com
resume of how the pun is outlined
to work. They am convinced that
unless the mum two-thirds lav
onble vote h nceivcd that the
price ci’ when will amp to below
out of Motion on coconut of
Mr. Wilson cold tint Danton
county was steadily Wu its
the» m. non then twenty
Baum ant Danton comm (V'-
” perm-m hid been
M übmrt caution but!“ IV.
mac. The mun-gm II 18.1.
while Benton oonmty'a um h 12.7
""‘B'e'uid mmm of Wash
‘htton u u whole hand may
-9! W m not bandit II
legion Men Tall:
M Kiwanis
Mills Tells of Visit
to French Cemeteries
M-' 'y noon. In
maximum mt M. H
unonl'flOm-Oflnjdnhurt and
omm Illumuchlnves
WWW mm aoldleu
at mm M dottinc the mn
stdel of Anal-let‘s “notified
m human on annual»
mm m nu ma Imm
of thy: chapels Is the plaque with
theme.noht;w.my.nm Kon
Wu- I.md (or whom melon-. 1 pelt
tamed. Hemhded'flhtho
Rev. Crouthonfim
Rites “Class June 3
The Rt.nev.ldlm'd. Ono-c. we]
known on the bishop of the lpicoo
pal Dioceee oinokene. will make
hic ennui Viciteticn to St. Paul'-
dumh on the cream of June 3rd.
«com. Onthhoccuion Bishop
Once will administer the _Apoetolic
rite ox moth-mm to 3 clean which
the vim. Doctor achiliinc. will pne—
aent. A numher‘or gifts to the
chumh. onion; them e new dosed
henna: behind the alter. presented
by» Mr. and Mn. lance Reed. and
e Moe tehie designed by the
W architect. Mr. Herold c.
Whitehcuce. given in memory of
Doctor made chuldinc by Gene
and Gem-94¢ Summing will be
hlecced. There will be an ini’ormd
reception After the service in the
rectory. The public is invited to at
tend this beautiful service.
Another --Pt._ize
Knudsen E. Oochnn of your city
"he: been m {luv prize in
Roda-n m of America's na
tlonu .mieur photographic can
m: for any. Her prize-winning pic,
tune. “The Big One Tint Didn't Get.
Any.” will he published in the June
we of The Ilodem Woodmm
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