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Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing Co., 217 Keimewick Avenue, Kemiewick, Washmgbdn
Member of National Editorial Association and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
Subscription $2.00 per year. R. E. REED, 13:1:th
The Courier. est. March 27. 1902 - The Reporter, est. January 24, 1903 - Consolidated April 1, 1914
Entered as Second Class matter. April 2, 1914 at, RC. at Kennewick, Wash., under act of March 3, 1879
MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day stands with special
emphasis this year as the symbol of ;
gallantry of those soldiers of the;
past and present who have served
this country in the true American
spirit of honor and respect for their
native land. Whatever was the cause
of battle, how many the years since
the banner was carried for a prin
ciple. Americans pay honor each
spring to a day set aside in com
memoration of our soldiers. No
greater plea for peace, no more pro
nounced verdict against war can be
uttered than to consider the pur
pose that brought about the first
Hemorial observance. While we wave
flags and hunting, spread flowers,
orate and parade to the day's heroes, I
we are all wondering why the brave
mould have had to suffer for the
wrongs of the misguided and the
selfish, the unjust and the cruel, the
power crazed and money mad.
Wars are blights on the pages of
history, yet history points out that
the daring “have not died in vain)“
for there comes from the smoke of
the battlefield a cleansing of pur-'
pose and a new spirit that strives tol
bring about peace with honor, peace
with Justice, an amistice for the
world. We have pledged to uphold
our government, to save her in the ‘
name of freedom for the genera
tionstoomne.MemorialDayisthej
tribute to those men who have paid
with their lives as they march to
defend this pledge. f
In Kennewick we have not for
gotten loyalty, nor overlooked the
defense offered this nation and this
town. We are dedicating this day
to'thosemenofthe warspastand
are paying tribute to the spirit of
the soldiers of the present. There are
sacrifices to be made for' liberty and
we want those from the past and of
the present to know that Memorial ‘
Day is not an empty symbol to use, ‘
but a living, breathing. pulsing evi
dence of a nation’s respect and un
dying gratitude for defense to con
tinuetopreservethegreatinsti-‘
tutions of our homeland.
gmvéHmeErr
f‘ There are many young people who
{3 are walhng from the campus facing
55, me world with sheepskin and scep
i3f ticism. The congencement speak-
Tzer who gets up a platform and
cells youth that opportunities ga-
Eilore are nmningrampant outside
7 the door, knows full well that his
i; listeners don't believe him. They
,' know this world is t‘opsy-turvey and
2* that it is going rto require grit and
T gumption to face it as a beginner.
But the youthof Kennewick are
prepared to face it and know that
’iiftheworldismade upoftownslike
yours, that it is a world worth strug
xg'gling, fighting and working for. They
*Eare still looking to the future, for
v, that is the glory in being young
fend a graduate. They will ask ques
gtiom but if you can't answer them
atheywinworkitmrtforthemselves.
f'l'hey aren't blind to the present
immuombutweyaxegomgtotry
lgand help to get the world back in
:shape for living again. They are
*ooming into business with us and
are expecting to share with the com
panyinitsgoodandbadtimes.Bus-
mess. Americna business, puts out
the welcome mat whereever there
is room. and we all must put our
heads together and work to create
the opportunitiea for our graduates.
Team _
ANDY MCDONOUGH
knows what to look for . . in an airplane . . and in a motor
Gunman why he goo: for tho thrilling performanco of
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:'A TEST pilot learns to be
mighty sensitive to control
and performance characteristics.
80 l was all set to be critical
when they handed me the keys
to s new Studebaker Champion
and said, ‘Take it away,’ ” reports
Andy McDonough, one of Amer
ica’s leading test pilou.
“I gave that car a really terrific
workout. I made it show me its
stuff at loafing speeds and full
out . . . on dirt roads and on con
crete . . . around sharp corners
and swinging curves . . .
“My report? Say, l'll settle for
a Studebaker Champion any day.
It has the alive, responsive ‘feel’
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[PAYITOFF _
With the tremendous amount of
money going into defense work, it
means a greater demand in farm
produce nad the probable rise in
farm prices. During this past year
there was a noticable increase in the
farmer's income and with this he
has brought down his indebtedness
; comes with the knowledge that the
‘ farm mortgage debt in the U. S. is{
on his land. A note of satisfaction}
the smallest today it has been since
the year 1919. A farmer near Ken-i
newick thinks that due to the call
for increased production and bet
ter prices that some farmers are go
ing to run into serious debt to ex
pand their business, figuring that
the war will continue long enough
for them to clear up these debts.
But our friend suggests that the
farmer reflect upon the probable in
crease in the cost of all living, of
the foreign market being practical
ly nothing, and the wise farmer win
continue to pay off the old debts
and continue his present policy of
reducing his farm mortgages and
keeping his surplus for any higher
cost of living.
If the present trend continues 40,-
000,000 lives will be lose in highway
accidents during the coming year.
This is more lives than would be lost
perhaps during the coming year if
the United States were actually ac
tively engaged in the war agamst‘
'Hitler, but little is actually done
about it. Radio speeches are made
against it. Columnists rail against
it. Front page stories appear in the
dailies concerning it. With all this
: we continue blithly on our way is
suing drive's licenses to men and
women who were not only incompe
tent to drive when the driver's li
cense was issued, but never will be
competent to drive. We continue to
permit men to drive whose senses are
befuddled with alcohol to the point
where their muscular reflexes are
seriously impaired. and threat it as
a minor offeme. As long as we con
tinue to refuse to adopt remedial et
forts on the right end of the line we
are going to see highway accident
tolls mount year after year. This,
in spite of all the safety talks we
give to school children and the trite
safety platitudes we persistently
preach. '
Save and have. There is no other
rule by which a competence can be
accumulated by any man. Most of
the people who are in comfortable
circumstances have gotten that way
by thrift and self-denial, by spend
ing less than they earn. and by put
ting by the nickels and dimes and
quarters. Most young men in the
United States earn enough in their
younger years, which if properly
taken care or would set them up in
business, create a working capital
or nucleus for a savings account.
The rule of thrift and self-denial
has never been improved upon when
it comes to conserving the financial
resources for which one gives his
A fly batched in May, it is said.
could have five million descendents
by September. "the idea of birth
control evidently has not taken
much of a hold in the insect world.
A federal tax is one cent a. gallon
on gasoline will, it is said, raise
$255,000,000. enough to build tour of
the finest battleships afloat. '
of a pursuit plane. All the pep
and performance you could ask
for. It’s smooth-riding, steady
and sure-footed:”
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Andy McDonough’s report
checks true with the opinions of
tens of thousands of Champion
owners. *
Come in and go out for a
thrilling 10-mile Champion trial
drive. Low down payment—easy
C.I.T. terms. I
THE KENNEWICK, (WASH.! COURIER-REPORTR
We believe that every one should
pay some tax to the support of the
government. The payment of taxes
tends to create a different interess
in government in the minds of the
individual. It is a wrong idea that
the government is an agency from
which to get something. The tax
payer has a sense of giving some
thing for the government he enjoys
that the non-taxpayer does not
have. Every adult should pay some
amount of direct taxes for the sup
port of his government, local, state
and national.
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Being Items Called From Our
Files of Ten, Twenty and Thirty
Years Ago. ,
TEN YEARS AGO—I93I
Miss Esther Hatch, Mrs. Ellan Ann
Linn, Miss Velma Nevlow, Miss
Myrtle Johnson and Miss Helen
Rude returned Sunday from Wenat
chee, where they “tended the state
Gong/sention of Professional Woman’s
clu .
' Floyd Hutchins and his mother
left to spend a vacation in the East.
Mrs. Hutchins Will visit with her
daughter, Marie, It Windmill Point
Marine hospital at Detroit while
Floyd will go on to New York City
and Washington, D. C. t
The Hover district is going to have
a nice fruit crop rthis year, includ
ing peaches, apricots and cherries
William Mills today sent into the
office a branch at Royal Ann cher
ries which is carrying a load of
fruit too heavy to stand without
props. A branch of Elberta peaches
and another of Moorepark apricots
are equally loaded. Mr. Mills states
that the entire district in the lower
end of the valley seems to' have
equally uniform crops. 'l‘he'branches
are in display in the Courier window.
Mr. and Mrs. Vic Heberlein and
Lynette went to Zillah Wednesday
to take in the town’s celebration be
ing held in the public park. Martha
Chellis and Gladys Spurgeon accom
panied them. The three girls will
play in the juvenile orchestra which
will furnish music for the day.
A son was born to Mr. arid Mrs.
Harley Neel at the Pasco hospital.
TWENTY YEARS AGO—I92I
-Mrs. L. W. Soth and Mrs. Geo.
Byrd were hostesses to the San
Souci club Wednesday afternoon at
the ’home of Mrs. 80th. ..
' Mrs. W. s. Walters and children
are spending the week visiting in
Walla Walla.
R. L. Lundy is spending the week
end in Spokane in attendance at the
Elks ceremonies :- '
Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Jeffrey left
for Spokane where Mr. Jeffrey will}
deliver the Memorial Day address‘
at hte services held in the armory
there.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. 1... Selph,
a son.
Leigh [Beamer is convalescing
from a long siege of typhoid.
Geo. D. Peters spent the week-end
in Seattle visiting with his son.
George D., Jr.
The marriage of Miss Rosetta
Wright and Mrs. W. L. Marsh was
solemnized at St. Paul's Episcopal
church. _
The city council has taken a lot of
Fburth of July joy away from Ken-
620 MILES AN HOUR
. . . STRAIGHT DOWN!
That's the diving spud Andy Mo-
Donougll has «Moved In a Ball
AWNOpumflsMp—m
spud ”lon anyone Ind over I'-
could Mon! "anon-m hono
pownr Is a lot of 'soup'," “18.
Andy, "but I’d "that pay the on:
bills for n Sindoboku.”
A
newick’s young Americans by decree
ing that no fire crackers will be
allowed here on the nation’s birth
day.
THIRTY YEARS AGO—I9II
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Clements have
issued invitations to the wedding of
their daughter, Elaye to Frank A.
Kepl, which will occur at their home
in Richland Wednesday, June 7.
Mrs. Charles Conway left Thurs
day noon for Walla Walla. where
she will spend a few days visiting.
Mrs. A. F. Brown was called to
Pasco Wednesday by the serious ill
ness of her small son, Burns, who
has beenvisiting with his aunt, Mrs.
[Page at Pasco. -
Mrs. D. F. Cresswell of the Horse
Heaven visited friends in Kennewick
this week. . j
. Miss Eleanor Staser will take a po
sition as bookkeeper at the Kenne
wick Hardware 00., which was for
merly held by Miss Edith Ebper._ _
W. R. Weisel made a trade this
week to the end that he becomes the
owner and manager of the little
red Franklin auto that Mert Dwire
has been driving for the past few
months. .
Mrs. L. E. Johnson and sons spent
several days at the home of Mrs.
Johnson's parents in Walla Walla";
“His First Shave” Is
Presented by Pupils
BENTON ClTY—Graduation ex
ercises for the eighth grade students
were held Thursday evening in the
school auditorium. The Rev. C. W.
Geiszler gave he invocation. Alice
Jacobson the welcome, Coy Gibson,
the class will and Marvin Mont
gomery the class prophecy. Nine at
the students gave a play “His First
‘ShaveP Musical numbers were: a
Iviolin solo by Donald Fleming, a
violin quartet. Donald Fleming. Jean
Batmm, Aletha Linden and Virginia
Howard and two songs by the eighth
grade girls; '
Grady. Wilson presented diplomas
to Jean (Batrum. Rayta Blakley,
Russell Carver. Donald Fleming, Coy
Gibson, 'Alice Jacobson, Richard
Johanson, Marguerite King, Albert
Kortus. Maxine Lewis, Aletha Lin
den, Marvin Montgomery, Dale
Parkiaon, Earl Richman. Stella
Spenser and Frances Stone.
Mrs. P. M. Van Slyck. daughter,
Irene and Janice and son, Earl, left
Tuesday for Portland .to visit over
Memorial Day with Mrs. Van Slyck’s
mother, Mrs. Grace Bourhill. They
will continue from there to Los
Angeles to spend the summer with
relatives.
W. C. Moore is staying 1n Pasco
this week with Mrs. Moore, who is
in a critical condition at the Pasco
hospital. '
Mrs. Marion Warner was taken to
Kennewick Monday for medical
treatment and is a patient at Mrs.
M. S. Kinkaid's nursing home.
Johnny
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President of Walla Walla
BENTON CITY—The Kiona Re
bekah lodge held a special meeting
Saturday evening for the official
visit of two state officers. Mrs. Hen
rietta Emigh of Walla Walla. state
president of the Rebekah Assembly,
and Mrs. Frances Pangle of Pasco.
warden. Rebekahs from Walla Wal
la, Pasco and Kennewick were also
guests. Mrs. Edith Giles has been
elected delegate from the local lodge
to the grand lodge in June at Ever
ett, Wash.
Mrs. Signs, Kneeland and sons.
John and Alf, of Shelton visited on
Friday with Mrs. Kneeland's son;
George Kneeland, at the H. P. Lund‘
home. 1
Mrs. Lulu Schwenk and son Mil
ton of Finley were Benton City visit-l
ors Saturday.
Mrs. E. R. Barnett and daughter.
Phyllis of Ellensburg, were Tues
day callers at the Grady Wilson
home. The Barnetts are former
Highlands residents.
Arthur Johnson attended an 11'-
rigation meeting Thursday in Yaki
ma. ,
Mrs. Virginia Carter of Yakima
was a Benton City visitor Wednes
day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. DeGood were
Yakima visntors Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Chapman and
son Leslie of Bellingham came on
Tuesday to visit Chapman’s parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Chapman. The.
drilling on the gas well, where}
Chapman was employed has closed
down. . 1
Mrs. Nels Molinder left Tuesday
for her home in Seattle after a week
here, the house guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Rolf Anderson and Mr. and
Mrs. C. Tim. .
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Wheat Farmers Discuss
Referendum up for Vote
BENTON CN'I'Y—A large group
of Benton County wheat farmers
were guests Monday evening of the
Kiowa-Benton Community Club.
Speakers on the AAA program were
Archie Camp of Pomeroy. federal
crop insurance field man, Henry
Ramsey of Grandview, district AAA
committeeman and Roy Prater of
Dayton. former fieldman. Prater
explained in detail the wheat refer
‘endum the farmers are to vote on
and also some provisions of the 85
percent parity measure recently
signed by President Roosevelt. The
film. “Men Who Grow Wheat" was
shown. l
Following the program nefresh
ments were served by the club.
A special meeting of the Commun
ity Club has been celled for June
6 to discuss several important mat
ters which require early action.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Field and
daughter. Beverly and Sharon. re
turned Sunday evening to their
home in Selah after visiting since
Wednesday with Mrs. Field's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Van De-
Venter. Also Sunday dinner guests
of the Van De Venters were Mr. and
‘Mrs. J. F. Chapman. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Everett and children. P'ranki
Orndortf. Mr. and Mrs. Preston
Brooks and nanny. Mr. and m 1
Orval Montgomery and Joe Caz-mu.
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Mrs. I. M. Hartman entertained
members of the brine club Tues
day afternoon at the last meeting
or the spring aegis. hr the after
noon’s play Mrs. Hartman held high
honors and for the series. Mrs. M.
W. Roop was high. Mu. Robert
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