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Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing 00., 217 Kennewick iAvenue. Kennewick. Washington
Member of National Edipou'ial Association and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inn.
Subscription $2.00 per year.
The Counrier, at. March 27, 1902 The Reporter, est. January 24, 1903 Consolidated April 1,19 M
Entered as Second Class matter, April 2, 1914 at PO. at Kennewick, “Wash, under act of March 3, 1879
Kennewick has successfully com
pleted its USO. drive for funds. It
has had a Community Chest for
many years, and a very successful
one. But if history repeats itself
lime to form, we are due for many
“drives" for money, aluminum, scrap
metal, defense stamps and bonds,
and all of the varied requirements
that may appear necessary for a
nation at war. or one defending it
self against the possibility of war.
Lest the confidence of the masses
'who will be expected. and who will
contribute to these drives .be shat
tered, let us enter a. plea for honestyl
and sincerety in conceiving and pro-‘
mating them.
The columns of a nearby daily
last week carried a letter from a,
citizen wanting to know what was‘
to 'be done with the aluminum that
was being collected from the kit
chens of the community. His inquiry
embodied the following salient
1. Who gets the aluminum?
2. What use is made of it?
it 3. What price will be paid for
4. Who sets the price?
5. What will be the final dispo
sition of the money so received?
The answers given in the columns
of this daily newspaper in which
the letter was printed, were indefi-I
mite, general and evasive. So, in the]
interest of common sense, let the
Waters know the true facts
The information given to the daily
newspaper were that after the alum
inum was collected, various foundrys
Wild bid on the metal and it would
be sold in this manner. No mention
of price, use, or disposition of the
proceeds. Yet another column of
the daily paper states that scrap
aluminum CANNOT be used in the
construction of airplanes, the use
for which it is being solicited.
wen, we welcome an opportunity
to justifiably discard that leaky
aluminum kettle, and a few other ‘
was: articles. But we hope that
the person selected for the local
chairman of this impending alum- ,
mum drive will have the guts to get
the answers to the above questions,
and if they are satisfactory, to then
set his foot down on the proceeds j
dthesaleandseethatevery penny
chest beneficiarbs, or other chari- .
ties of equal standing and integrity. .
That will histill confidence, which
:ls.‘the highest for of patriotism. \
Presenting the Star Performe'
Golden Shell
Motor Oil
Does 4 iobs at once!
"Lightning is ‘slow mation' compared to me. If you had x-ray eyes
you’d see me do the 4 jobs all a: once - the instant your engine
I o {'COOI. your engine. I help keep it from gettin’ het
up too much when you step on it.
2. ."CLEAN out grit an’ carbon. I can’t stand rubbish
hangln' around precision machinery.
3.‘ FM in power. It’s a sin to waste power through
that little crack between pistons an’ cylinder walls!
4. 3'o". every one of the movin’ parts! Somethin's bound
to get hurt If there’s friction.
”How do I get that way? It's just a case of proper
balance for today’s precision-built engines. An’ con- \
fidcntially, they say I’m a steal at a quarter a quart!" E' ,3
@ll2 Kennpmitk anurier-Ewnrtrr
‘ An editorial in the Wenatchee
Daily World is calling attention to
the practice of locating war indus
tries in the congested areas. This,
Editor Rufus ’Woods says, is all
wrong. “If our congressmen and
senators make the mistake again of
throwing these new industries into
the congested areas they must ac
cept the responsibility of plenty of
future labor troubles. The men who
don’t strike are found, generally
speaking from the farm areas. They‘
have their own homes and tracts and
farms. Hence we call upon ouri
delegation in congress to halt con
gestion—and pull for decentraliza
tion. Some of the cities of the state
are threats to our stability of gov
ernment and future well being.
From every small burg in Washing
ton and indeed of the Northwest
there should be a clarion call and
a demand that the way to decen
tralization is to decentralize. It can
be done now.”
’ The editor of the big town press
’has to watch his “P’s” and “Q’s”
with the censorship and propaganda
I that is tossed on his desk. Life isn’t
150 simple when each item he pub
lishes he tries to back up with facts
and with stories tf-rom both sides
and each not agreeing with the
other, he has a job on his hands
for his subscriber’s satisfaction. He,
prints it all in good faith and passes
on the releases just as they come
to him. But the small town editor
gets busy with local news that is of
personal interest :to his public and
all he has to do to verify his report
is furnish an eye witness or put the
topic on his desk top for the folks
to see. Perhaps it is a double ra
dish, a double egg, 3 sweet potato
pion sized bean, but whatever the
exhibit, the small town editor has
the proof right at hand and doesn’t
have to worry about censorship, in
trigue and propaganda in this in
stance. The world’s war is import
ant to Kennewick, :but it also wants
its local events, and uncensored too!
Most of us, if we thought it would
end «the war by Christmas, would
be willing to give up all of our alum
inum utensils, our Sunday drives
and anything else that would con
tribute to send another plane with
a dull load of bombs into Hitler’s
stronghold. ,
R. ‘E. REED, Editor and Publisher
'We leave July and start into
August wondering just where is the
summer going and what we accom
plished during the heat besides a
heap of complaining. Some took
vacations and had a. restful time,
but glad to get home to tend to
yard, garden and business that
somehow managed to get along.
Maybe they brought home a mess of
fish, or only a story thereof, or ac
‘ q-uined a healthy sunburn that!
lcould have itched just as well if
they had stayed at home. May-be
they spent more money than they
intended or perhaps they saved some
by not taking a vacation after all.
But whatever we did with the
month of July we did get through
it. Mark Twainsaid that this is
the sort of weather that everybody
talked about but about which no
body ever did anything. We get en
couraging weather reports to cool
us off mentally and like as not the
cool wave warms up or gets side
tracked before i-t reaches Kenne
wick. But we are going to take
whatever August has to offer and
not let it take all of the starch out
of our collars.
n We used to laugh about living to
see the time when they w6uld put
stop and go signs in the clouds to
control airplane traffic. This jest
was perhaps as out of place as the
chuckle our great, great grandfa»
ther had over the homeless carriage
ever pushing the old gray mare odifl
of the road. 'We know that each‘
year has increased our air travel
and in the past few years Ms jump
has been ever so large, So taking
this into consideration and realiza
ing that there is just so much fly
ing space, even as vast as it is,
that there is need for controlling it
for the increasing number of speed
ing pilots. This has brought up
up-to-date in air passage control
as the Civil Aeroaautics Board
adopts traffic rules for the skies,
which became effective in July and
which will make the air safer for
transportation, just as we never
thought would happen in our day.
There is a lane of traffic above
.17,000 feet which is reserved for
military planes except for special
permission granted from the board
to commercial plants which are en
gaged in ekperimenting purposes.
Any plane that comes in the line of
traffic between 3,500 and the 117.000
ft. must have two-way radios and
altaimeters. The planes that op
erate below 3,500 feet need not have
the two-way radio, ’but must observe
all other restrictions placed on the
80 we see another step forward
in transportation and an attempt
to lessen the dangers which ac
company it. So don’t laugh at a
neighbor’s fantasy or an inventor’s
mania. Just recall the cartoon of
the traffic cop standing on a cloud
directing traffic in the air, and
merely ask “what next.”
The question has been asked by
several why this country supplies
Japan with a million to a million
and a half barrels of oil a month,
part of which is used in her war
against China and part of which is
shipped to Germany. Here is the
explanatiOn that has been given us.
It is felt htat one of the ways to
defeat Hitler is to exhaust his fin
ancial resources. This is also true of
Japan. fWhen Japan buys anything
in this country she pays for it in
cash. Itisrfelt thatil-thiscanbe
continued long enough the time
will come when the cash rosounces
of those countries will be exhausted.
This, by some, ds felt .to be as eflect
ive as a military victory.
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Real Estate Rentals
Some or! the soundest of advice
was contained in the last radio ad
drew made by Herbert Hoover. It
was sound. sensible and realistic. It
is sound that America should so its
length to aid England without put
ting American troops in the war
zone. His inference that this coun
try can no longer pnetend that the
affairs of Europe are no concern of
ours is sound. Mr. Hoover was on
solid ground when he proposed that
this country should go to the «peace
table with unexhausted reserves to
promote a just and a permanent
peace to which the exhausted na-I
tions of the world will listen.
There is much complaint on the
part of small business plants that
they are not getting their share of
the defense contracts. Surely there
is some one in the country who can
nork this thing out to the end that
small concerns get the little work
and leave the 'big plants to do the
big work. Our suggestion is that
this part of the business be turned‘
over to a small plant operator, who
knows the small plant end of the(
game and its possibilities. Our guess
is that he would have. them all
working within three months. The
machine, as it is at present set up,
is too big and too top heavy to have
time to care for little details. Inci
dentally with the proration of raw
materials if these little plants don’t
get some of this business that is now
glutting the big fellows they are go
ing to be forced out of business. Why
wait for this?
Did you ever notice how sensitive
the ham and bacon market is to the
rising hog market and how long it
‘ takes the ham and bacon to discover
it when the market goes down?
It must be that the women folks
are better managers than they used
to the. A few years ago the table
scraps of the average household
would feed a small flock of chickens,
a cat or two and a dog. Nowadays if
a family has a dog it is necessary
to buy canned food for it. There isn’t
enough table scraps to fee-1 it. As
ewdence that the housewrfe's ef
ficiency is of nation-wide scope we
would call attention to the fact that
canned dog food is the largest sell
ing item of all canned foods at the
present tine.
This office is in receipt of a. let
ter from the paper industry stating
that from now on, due to the demand
for chlorine in the defense mdusu'y.
papers will not have the bright white
color that they now have. Chlorine
is the bleaching agent use in the
manufeomre of paper. The no
tice is the first evidence of how war
and preparation for war disrupts
our normal life and practices This is
but the beginning. There will be
mm more such evidences.
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