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Lyric Club to Present
R.’ C. Benefit Program
A well selected and prepared
mgr-am of classic and popular mus
ic will be rendered here at the M. E.
church next Friday night. The con
cert will be presented by the Lyric
club and the entire net proceeds
1111 be given to the Red Cross. The
nine concert will also be presented
at Richland and at Pasco on suc
cessive nights, with the proceeds go
ing to those chapters.
Easter Prizes
Ten prizes of Easter candy and
ten more dual admission tickets will
he presented to children who attend
the matinee at the Roxy Saturday
afternoon, according to an an
nmmcement made today by Walter
Vetter, who has charge of the Roxy
now. The contest will take place
d: we theatre between four and
five o’clock Saturday afternoon and
'9l be. open to all those who at
tend the matinee.
Combine Management
Of Roxy and Liberty
Increasing importance of the local
area has caused the Mid-State
Amusement 00., successors to the
Mercy Theatres, to consolidate the
management of: the show houses
hereandatfisco, aooordingtoan
annoumcement released today. Don
Wager, who has been manager or
the Libertyat ._Pasco. will now have
marge both the Roxy and Liberty,
with 3Walter Vetter, former doorman
at Pasoo, as his mum. Vetter
um have charge ofthe actual oper
ation of the-Roxy hem. His work
has made mm familiar with the op
erations and policies of the com-w
paw. Mr. and Mrs Vetter will make 1
their home in Kennewick when they
are able. to, obtain living quanters
County Physician to
Discuss Immunization
The regular meeting of the Par
ent-When Association will be
held Wedneflieay, April 8 in the
high sandal auditorium. The April
meeting is designated as the ennual
meeting and election at oration-s will
be the principal action {Or tle day.
a very interesting and mnyma-tive
program has been prepared, consist
ing 01' a discussion of imam. - tion
and mmn, by Dr. 1:, songs
by the Mowery boys, 3 1e show
nit on by Miss Early's home ecoJ
mics class with band accompany
ing. This is the leap-meeting“
the amt year;- " -
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Host'etterMotOr Co.
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Phone 105 P 8800 :1; V 518 LCWiS
Grass Stamps
Departinent of Agriculture has an
ounced that ‘the law covering the proper
markingT of asparagus will be rigidly en
forced. this season. Law requires a stamp
showing grower’s name and address, 'grade
and weight. We can supply you with every
thing necessary for the proper marking of
your packages.
Groivers’ Stamps (made to order) .. . $51.50
Weight5tamp5..................... .35
Grade Stamps .30
StampPads(wellinked)............ '.45
5tampP‘1nk................_..... .40
Pads and Ink
P. O. Receipts Indicate
Population Increase
“I think it’s because we have more
people here now than ever before,”
Postmaster F. H. Lincoln said to
day, when he reported the largest
quarterly receipts in the history of
the local office. “There have been
no [unusual purchases in the local
office the past three months," he
said, “but there has been a steady in
crease in the carrier am: Mndow re
:ceipts. Unless it is from the sud
lden increased sale of air-man stamps,
Ethere must be more people here
Mr. Lincoln said that since so
many Kennewick lads are in the
service, both the incoming and out
going mail particularly, are being
sent by air. This businws has made
a big increase in the past couple of
Benton City Shipped
First Asparagus of year
BENTON ClTY—Three crates of
asparagus, the first to be reported
shipped from the Yakima valley by
the Yakima Fruit Growers Asso
ciation, was sent out Wednesday
evening from Benton City by the
local Big Y. Two crates were pick
ed Irom the Allison Kennedy patch
and the other one was brought in
by Walter Jacobs.
Supt. Roop has been elected pres
ident of the Ben-ton-Franlclm Coun
ty School Administratiors Associa
tion. He was also president of the
group in 11925-26.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Rowley of
Kiona were Sunday guests of Mrs.‘
W. \H. Harrison in'Suml-yside. 1
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Hendricks will
move Saturday to the Methodist
church parsonage from the Argus
Hughes house, which Mr. and Mrs.
‘Phil Rucker have» bought and Mr.
and Mrs. Ira Langley will occupy.
The Ram] C. W. Geiszler, who has
lbeen living in the parsonage, plans
to leave in a flaw weeks for Moscow,
Idaho. ‘
7 filly-é; Wayne Stone of Presser spent
Thursday with her parents: Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Russell. g A A _
The special music at the Easter
Sunday services at the Methodist
church Sunday morning will be
furnished by a women’s choir di
rected by Mrs. M. W. _Roop with
Mrs. Agnes Hughes as pianist.
The standard Red Cross first aid
class is meeting two evenings this
week, Tuesday and Thursday. They
will complete -17 he course and take
gbhe final examination this evening.
; Mrs. Selma Wallace lemt Wednes
day .for her home in Yakima after
a week’s Visit with her brothers,
.0118:le and 'John Johanson.
-Cbief Warden John Dellere call
ed a meeting Monday evening of
the air raid wardens.
Excess Rations
Trip Killer in
Double Murder
Poisons Bigamous Wife and
Child; Gives Victim’s
Ticket to Another.
LONDON—A death verdict‘came
in 20 minutes recently at London's
Old Bailey when a jury retired to
consider the case of Lionel Rupert
Nathan Watson, 30, of Greenford; a
molder, father of four children by
his estranged wife, who had mur
dered by poison a woman who sup
posed she was his wife, Miss Phyllis
Elizabeth Cracker, 28. of Perivale.
and their daughter by this bigamous
marriage, Eileen Watson; 18 months.
Watson first met Miss Cracker in the
factory where he was employed at
Perivale. They became friendly,
and he bigamously married her in
1940. Miss Crocker’s mother died
that year, and they occupied her flat
in Goring-way.
Digs in the Garden.
Above the flat lived a Mrs. Brown,
her son-in-law, Mr. Thomas, and her
daughter, Mrs. Thomas. Miss Crock
er and AMrs. Brown frequentLv had
tea with each other; and Mrs. Brown
was perplexed when told by Watson
that Miss Cracker and her child had
gone to Scotland. She was further
puzzled when she saw Watson dig
ging in the garden, and he remarked
that he was burying old rags. That
was on May 20. the date that Miss
Cracker and the child disappeared.
On May 26 Watson was again
seen digging a hole in the garden,
and on this occasion he said that
he was “digging for victory.”
Mrs. Brown and other neighbors
became suspicious, especially as un
pleasant odors were coming from
the direction of the garden.
On June 30. the police wrenched
up flagstones in Watson’s garden.
In a pit two feet deep and six feet
long they found the bodies of Miss
Crocker and the child. They were
wrapped in sheeting. They had been
It was also ascertained that about
this time Watson was friendly with
Miss Joan Philby, a 17-year-old girl
working at the same factory. He
took her to cinemas, on the river,
and to a dance hall.
One evening after Miss Crocker
was dead he took Miss Philby to the
flat. He .bffered her some shoes and
a coat which had belonged to Miss
Cracker. It was about 11 o'clock
and Miss Philby told him it was time
she went home. He replied. “11 you
think it is too late," you can stay
here." ‘
Miss Philby did nofi istay nor {lid
jbe take the shoes; Next morning
Watson brought the shoes. and a
frock to the factory and gave them
to her.
Gives Victim's Ticket.
Watson also gave a page of mar
garine coupons belonging to Eileen
to Miss Philby for the purchase of
clothes. That act told aghinst him.
because although Watson was sug
gesting that Miss Cracker and the
child had gone away, he was using
a ration book which they would of
necessity have had to take with
When arrested, Watson had his
defense against a charge of murder
prepared. He told the police that,
returning home from the cinema
one evening, he found Miss Crocker
dead on the floor of the bathroom,
and the child dead in her cot. His
suggestion was that Miss Crocker
murdered her baby. and then killed
Watson declared that it suddenly
occurred to him that the best thing
he could do was to bury the bodies
in the garden. After he had done
so, he murmured, “God bless you!"
Then he went to bed, but could not
Watson was unmoved when the
judge donned the black cap to pass
the death sentence.
Red Soldier Wins Battle
By Blocking Enem! Gun
LONDON—The Mc scow Commu
nist party newspaper Pravda re
ported that a Russian soldier won
a battle on the eastern front by
sacrificing his life to capture an en
emy machine gun. During a fierce
battle the Red army flank was at
tacked by enemy fire from block
houses, the newspaper said.
“Omy unusual hercxsm ,could de
cide the fate of battle, so Com
rade Zosnovski decided to sacrifice
himself for the sake of victory." it
"He careiully crawled to the
blockhouse and thrust himself on a
machine gun. Grasping the barrel
of the machine gun, Comrade Zos
novski pressed it down and covered
it with his body. The enemy ma
chine gun went firing through the
hero's breast, then it ceased be
cause the Fascists could not go on
firing. Red army men smashed the
enemy fortification.“
Blood Doesn’t Make the
Hero; Not Among Dogs
CI-IICAGO.'-Queenie. _a mongrel
dog, is able to hold her head up
just a bit higher around her apart
ment ‘where Prince, a pedigreed
Spitz, also lives.
A fire broke out in a garage ad
joining the apartment during the
night and Queenie scratched and
howled loud enough to arouse her
master, who called the fire depart
ment and fled for safety. Prince.
however. was asleep.
Joe Kelly Visits Home ‘
Before Entering Service
Joseph Kelly, who visited last week
at the home of Mrs. Kelley’s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kazzinir,
Northport, arrived in White Bluffs
Sunday to spend a couple of days
with Mr. Kelly’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. 8. Kelly. They went to Pull
man Monday before going on .to
Rantoul, 111, where Joe has been de
tailed as an airport instructor.
‘- Fred Gilhuly lef-t -Tuesday on a
business trip to Porthnd, driving as
far as Yakima to catch an airliner
at 9:40 am. He returned home on
“Wednesday evening.
Information' has been received
that some par-ties from Portland
spent Sunday in the valley looking
for a suitable site for testing the
new plastic airplane.
Special Easter services will be con
iducted by David Oliver of Kenne
‘wtick in the American Legion hall
Sunday evening at 7:30. Sunday
school will be held as usual at 2:30
in the utter-noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Stocks and
two children, Doyle and Sharon with
Mr. and Mrs. '.Ben Profit and daugh
ter, Venna, have moved to the Bally“
Green ranch this week. The prop-l
erty was purchased by Mr. Stocks,
sllO is a brother of Mrs. W. mute-1
Amangements are being complet
ied for the entertainment of Pomona
on April 1:1 in the Hanford grange
hall, when White Bluffs grange
joins with Hartford in providing me
entertainment and the dinner. It
is expected a large delegation from
the lower valley will be in attend
‘ Ralph Hanenkmt left for Spokane
via, Kennewick Monday morning.
He received word -to repeat for work
on a. government construction Job
as bricklayer. Mrs. Hanenkrat and
two children will remain in White
Roy Van Cleve and J. H. Judson
have secured employment at car
penter work in the construction of a
barracks and store houses at Pasoo.
May Day Festival' Given
on Schoolhouse Lawn
' BENTON ClTY—Students in the
iElam.-(Benton- mde school started
rehearsals this week for the May
festival .to he held on the north
school lawn May first. The May
Queen wm be selected from the up
per grades or high school and the
crowning of the queen will be the
last event on the program. The
county May Day has been cancell
ed this year.
The Kd-(Be high school mayhem
team played at Hichland Tuwday
afternoon. or last week and defeat
played White 13le on the local
diamond My and were again
victorious 9 am 3.
Farewell Party Given
For Warren Rawlins
program and dance in honor of
Warren Rawlins will be held in the
grange hall at eight o’clock Satur
day evening. xApril 4th. Warren will
leave shortly after April 11th to
take up his new work as missionary
{for tthe Clmrch of the {Latter Day
Saints. ‘He expects to be located
in the southern states with head
qmrters an .Ithe state of Georgia. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Altheus
Rawlins of White Bluffs. A going
away shower was given him.
We Wish- to announce that our cafe has been
newly renovated and enlarged. We would ap-
preciate your patronage.
5 Under. Paulsen’s Manégément ’
PHONE 2706
Good Food at Moderate Prices
Special Easter Services
Held in White Bluffs
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services will be conducted in Saint
Paul’s Inthernn church by the pas
;tor, Rev. L‘ C. Krug. On the eve
ning of Good My at eight o'-
clock he will weak on commem
tion at the Saviour's Passion. and on
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock
his subject will be concerning the
resurrection. ‘
Mrs. John Miles of Gold Creek is
hospital at Peace this week. where
‘mmdm for a few days.
} A group at twelve yams people
\Rouel Rawlins 'niesday evening.
celebrating a birthday for David
‘Rawlins and a farewell (or his cou
sin. Warren Rawlins. An enjoyable
evening was spent playing games
and singing songs. There was also
a shower/off sour and handkerchiefs
later in the evening. rermhments
hem served. ‘
Glen M. Schultz. son-in-iaw of
drafted for service a short time
ago, has been transferred from Pt.
Lewis to ‘Witdiita, Shepherd Field.
Alvan Flanders was planning his
second campaign far election as
delegate to Congress when Presi
dent Grant appointed him the
eighth Territorial Governor at
Washington. {He served from .1009
until 1870.
Flanders wasbom inaopkinton.
New Hampshire in nus, amended
machinisttmde mm. In 1851
he followedthe goldrushtocali
formia. but instead of_ mm
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'Governor Bandeau died in San.
2100 killed. the destruction at 50
wounded. ‘
Bonds or bondage? Buy ‘O. 8. Bav
inzs Bonds.
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