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Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing 00.. 217 Kennewlck Avenue. Kennewick, Washington ‘
Member of National Editor-1&1 Association and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
Subscription $2.00 per year. R. E. REED, Editor and Publisher
The Courmer. at. March 2'l. 1902 The Reporter, est. January 24, 1903 Consolidated April 1, 1914
Entered as Second Class matter, April 2, 1914 at PO. at Kennewbck, Wash, under act of March 3, 1879
Time was when the Chinese 501-!
diet was despised by his neighbor
because to the peace-loving Chinese
soldiering was not an honorable sort
of business. The war lords couldn’t
get many volunteers to fight in bat
tle and consequently hired the 501-,
diets as a. purely business proposi
tion. All of this has changed in tO
- China where upon the shoul
ders of her soldiers China is making
plans to place the heavy burden of
reconstruction after this war.
Chinese soldiers plant small vege
table gardens often quite close to
their army camp with often each
army unit keeping two pigs and
sometimes a goat to vary the food
supply. When they are transferred,
they pass their goods on to the
neighbors. Each officer and man in
the Chineese army spends at least
two hours a week in what they term
“labor service” which is helping
build roads, dig wells, make parks
and playgrounds, build houses,
dredge rivers and work in the fields.
They can also learn a trade while
being in the army and under the
guidance of experienced workers. 1
China has difficulty in caring for
her wounded soldiers. In the Chinese
Red Cmss there are only 481 doc
tors to care for four million men.
But they are busily establishing
training schools where in three
months men can obtain 'basic medi
cal knowledge to treat ommon ail
ments. These schools are helping
solve a real problem.
For a long number of years China
has been stmggling to gain a foot
hold in bringing a backward nation
into new being, building a new China
and with this training offered the
soldiers today, having them meet
the people in a friendly and coopera
tive basis tor work and training,
China is heading for a reconstruc
tion that will surely repay her for
her great patience, courage and per
severenoe. I
It was to be expected that there
would be a 59ft pedal put on the
publishing of news, that it would
not remain unhampered and uncen
sored by the government during time
of active warfare. This doesn’t
make a newspaperman happy, but
he realizes the necessity -for a rea
sonable amount of government re
straint. The public says give us the
news full and free—the enemy learns
what is going on and why “the easy
way." If we will but regard cen
sorship in wartime as a means of
protecting the lives of our men and
the safety of our military equip
ment through the pages of the press
is actually criminal. This field, that
of printing the news, is not without
its unwise and careless editors, and
to trust them as a whole, with the
issuing of news at their own dis
cretion and using their own judg
ment as their yardstick might per
mit the safety of "our nation and its
people to be gravely endangered.
As a subscribed mentions, we
hope that the censorsz will work
with the same satisfaction here as
it has in Great Britain. We wish to
give the people the necessary news,
but not conflict with their liberties.
10::- after all, that is one of the rea
sons for which we fight!
Censorship must not stop con
structive criticism of the govern
ment, the issuing of social, political,
economic and‘ diplomatic services.
To keep a restraining had but not
place a blot on the power in the
America’s freedom of his press.
“I wish,” a local busine§ man re
marked yesterday, “that when I at-‘
tended high school I had taken
typewriting instead of Latin. I havel
not had any use for Latin since I
got into business, but every day I;
could use some typewriter training.
I am a two finger writer. I both envy
and marvel at the high school stu
dent of today who can make a type
writer talk. If I was going to give
any advice to high school students it
would be to learn to run a type
writer. You can’t tell how much you
will use that knowledge after you
leave school."
The Japs revealed further their}
true character when they bombed“
the open and unfortified city of Ma-j
11113. This was done after Japan
had been informed that every means
of defense had been removed from
Manila. These things should be re
membered when the ultimate day of
victory comes. The terms of peace
should be such as are justly deserv
ed by such principle and treachery
and complete lack of honor. They
should not be dealt with in that day
as men, but as the treacherous slink
ing creatures of infamy that they
It is rumored that a federal sales
tax law may be enacted. Nothing
definite has been done to date about
it. but it can be safely assumed that
it is going to require a vast sum of
money to prosecute this war to a.
successful conclusion and the gov
ernment is going to use whatever
means becomes necessary to raise
the needed money.
Should commerce be shut off with
the islands let us consider what
would 'be the economic importance
of loss of trade with the Philippines.
The first three imports of import
ance to the United States are sugar,
manila hemp and cocoanut products.
The importance of the cocoanut oil
is great enough that shutting it off
would cause despair in the soap bus
iness since they depend upon this
oil to make the lather. As a start
er you might consider the amount of
coconut that comes in 'butter substi
tutes, confections and explosives. Al
- all of the coconut oil used here
comes from the Philippines. Take
the case of manila hemp. Since this
makes the strongest rope and since
rope is used in all the important
industries we would miss the loss of
90 percent of the manila rope com
ing .from the Philippines. We might
not be inflicted with such a hard
ship if we lost the 15 percent of su
gar importation which was the
amount used by the United States
from the islands.
Now that we have entered the war
every individual may as well become
resigned to the 'fact that he is going
to [be called upon to carry it to a
successful conclusion. This will mean
more work and harder work. It will
mean doing without a good many
things that many of us have come to
regard as necessities. It will mean
cheerful, and willing, and complete
compliance to the rulings of those
in authority. Some of the orders
are going to seem drastic and harsh,
but it is a drastic and harsh situa
tion that we are facing, and victory
is going to be worth any inconven
ience and any sacrifice on the part
of those permitted to remain at
home in sheltered security.
In Alabama in 1939 a group of
young men who formed the town’s
Junior Chamber of Commerce, de
cided to name January as their Pet
'Peeve or Gripe month. At the first
glance this may not seem as valuable
as if you think the proposition over
carefully. Each of Us in Kennewi'ck
has a pet peeve and usually find
time to bring it up sometime during
each day. We work on it, hash it
over by annoying friends, relatives
and strangers until the pet peeve be
comes our personal trade mark.
Perhaps we might use the idea of
observing January as official gripe
month, dwelling earnestly for 31
days on pet peeves in order to rid
our systems of them for the other
eleven months. If we could get
along with each other for this
month,, as far as bodily injury to
each other is concerned, what a
treat for the rest of the calendar.
Now that war has come and the
priorities demand that materials
shall all go to defense and the larg
er centers and that the sale of many
items shall be restricted it becomes
increasingly important and increas
ingly necessary that the small towns
hold all of the business that of right
belongs to them. It is going to be
difficult enough the coming year,
and the next, and the next, to keep
up the standard of living and life in
the small town, even though it re
ceives all the business of its trade
area. This fact should cause every
man and woman to stop and think
before he sends a dollar out of the
community to purchase things that
might be secured in the local com
munity from local merchants. The
town is going to need all the re-.
sources it can muster if its way of
'li-fe is going to maintain. In moral
. prosperous times this drain was not‘
noticed as it will be the next two ori
three years. Men and women are‘
beng called upon in large numbers
to defend the nation and are re-
Isponding gallantly, and generously
and patriotically. The small towns
are also calling in perhaps not so
idirect and articulate a maner, but
Inever the less calling for the men
and women of the community to
stand by them and help them ride
through the storm that has broken
upon us, by keeping the lifeblood of
the community~its money at home.
I It is the 'best home defense to which
{we. of the home town. can rally.
Winston Churchill truly charac
terized Mussolini in his address be
fore -the Senate and the House of
Representatives in Washington
when he said: “He is now but a
lacky and a self, the merest utensil
of his master’s will.”
Mussolini is to be the first of the
aggressor-s who is going to be called
upon to pay the price of his associa
tion with the outlaw, Hitler. He has
been stripped of his stolen African
Empire and has dragged an indus
trious people into a fruitless and un
provoked war. He is going to be
stripped of his country and his blat
ant pompousness humbled before the
world and his people. He deserves it
all. His fate is going to be a lesson
to Japan and an example to the
world of what happens in a civilized
world. to the accomplices of the out
law Hitler.
To make room for war agencies
in Washington, D. C., a number of
governmental agencies have been
moved out of the city. Others may
follow later. The moves if they prove
practicable will be made permanent.
With these offices, in the neighbor
hood of 10,000 federal employees will
be moved out of Washington.
To meet defense needs the collec
tion of scrap iron, rags, bones and
even household greases is to be in
stituted throughout the country.
Years ago every community had a
dealer in this type of material and in
some sections itinerant buyers
traveled through the country Ibuying
scrap and junk. It is predicted that
this business will be revived.
A scarcity of newsprint is Ibeing
predicted for the reason that many
mills now making newsprint are be
ing turned over to the manufacture
of cardboard for shell cases and
liners. Some papers will be reduced
in size and subscription and adver
tising rates will have to be increased
to meet the added cost.
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Prices Are Still Effective-" Hurry!
House Slippers
A few small sizes left in men’s $3.00
values. While they last—9Bc
Women’s Shoes
Assortment of dress and comfort shoes
to clear out stock. Regular $3.95 and
$6.00 values to go at—sl.9s.
, Ties
SI.OO values 79c 50c values 39c
Mens Work Shoes
We are quitting “Curlee” suits and have only a few numbers left.
These are real quality and dandy buys if we can fit you. Regular
$27.50 and $29.50 values now only—
- Think of it! A good suit for $14.50!
These are 6 in. tops,
leather, compo an d
raw cord soles, all welt
shoes, values to $5.00
SALE $2.95
A few odds and
ends. small Sim
Los Angeles, Calif—Signs reading “Jap Hunting Licenses Issued Here
—Open Season Now—No Limit” is shown at the U. S. Marine Corps re
cruiting office here. William E. Ab-ney (right) ex-Marine from Dallas.
Texas, got his “license" from Staff Sgt. Milton Cooper by re-enlisting.
With the coming of rationing of
automobile tires a lot of people in
this country are going to discover
what a really healthful and enjoy
able exercise walking is. It will be
slower, but it will have its compen
It is hinted that compulsory buy
ing of war bonds may come in 1942.
This will depend. of course, upon the
degree to which war bonds are pur
chased by the public on its own vo
Lake Quinauvlt on the Olympic
Peninsula is owned by the Indians.
W“ i _
A few good overcoats left over that '
are reduced 25% and our Coverts
carry a 20% reduction. If you need
an overcoat come in and look these
over. It costs you nothing to look.
Finger Tip COATS
Our Finger Tip coats that were $14.95
are now SIO.OO. Just the thing for the
high school boy—warm, comfortable.
2 Sport COATS, originally $7.95, now $4.95
3 Sport COATS, originally $2.95, now $1.95
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Alleolors, regular $1.95 value. Now .... .. . G
Father Spends Winter
Here With Two Sons
BENTON ClTY—Martin Hanson
of Underwood N. D. came Sunday to
spend the remainder of the winter
with his sons, Fred and Oscar Han-
Announcements were received Sat
urday by Benton City friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Montgomery of Nord
land of the birth of a daughter,
Judith Rose on December 24.
The local grange will be guests of
the mley grange, January 15.
' Sport Coats and all-wool Jackets re
duced 25%. These are good values at
present prices and are super buys
when reduced.
We have a few good wool house robes
left—good colors, good styles, good
sizes, reduced 25%.
Mrs. C. H. Meyer Visits
Daughter in Seattle
IHGIMNDS—Mrs. C. H. Meyer
returned home last Friday after
making a trip to the coast with her
son-in-law. Harry Higley. While
there. she visited at the home of
her daughter. Mrs. Jewel Slaybaugh
and family in Seattle.
Howard Withers lei't Saturday for
Tacoma to enter the N. P. hospital
for treatment.
Mrs. Minnie King. who has been
visiting her sister. Mrs. W. L. For
alter and family, left Monday for
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Neilson are
the parents of an 8 3-4 pound son.
born Friday night at the L. Minion
home in Kennewick. The young lad
has been named Thomas Campbell.
Mrs. Neilson‘s mother. Mrs. P. C.
Poore. is staying at the Neilson home
during her absence.
Mrs. Terrance Taylor. accompan
ied by Mrs. Clark Taylor. motored to
Hermiston last Thursday.
Jack Ross is reported quite ill at
his home on the South Highlands
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee were
Sunday dinner guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Campbell
in Kennewick.
Billy Green accompanied the Bth
grade basketball team to Sunnyslde
Tuesday. where they played a win
ning game. score being 23 to 11.
Mrs. R. W. Woods and Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Morgan attended the
Joint Installation Services of the
Rebekah; and Odd “allows 1n Ken
newick Monday night.
We are overstocked on these 11
$1.95, $2.95 and $3.95 values to clear
$1.45, $2.20 and $2.95 respectively
Black Bear—a few pairs left in 1311‘
sizes, waist style—now 98c
Men’s Hickok and Boston—all redu
SI.OO values 79c 50c values
Union Suits
A few heavy “Black Bear” brand I
Just the thing for
this cold weather.
10% wool. Now
going at
ThursdaY. January 15. I|.
Home Circle Meeting
Postponed ‘lil Later
Home Circle will not mm
month as was previously
due to the cold and unoemgn
that. Next month's meeting ”In
not yet been announmed,lmmi
paper for further imstructiom, '
Mrs. Henry Smith is chm-1‘
Pasco hospital today for ‘
operation. We wish her a M
Miss Marion Kohler of M
Lester Liebel were visitor; It
Henry Smith home.
R. K. Safford Ls on the at
this week.
Gilbert Edwards has been
ing at Pratt‘s garage this week
Ora Mae Lyons was g
visitor at the A. A. Edward. hm
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith.
staying at the Henry Smith h"
during their absence. due to till
ness of Mrs. Henry Smith.
R. C. Home Nursing C
Organized on Highland;
HIGHLANDS—~--A group 0!
40 Highland Ladies met Tues“,
the Highland ciub house to
ize classes for Red Cross Home a
ling. under the leademhlp at
[Harrison of Pasco. The group
divided into two classes. Imm
meet again next Tuesday. the
classfmm Iw3.thesecon¢
3 to 5 o'clock.
9 Mrs. Frank Peter is W
! the sick um um week.

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