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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, December 10, 1942, Image 6

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Soil Conservation Column
After the referendum of April 18,.
which created the district, was
passed and approved by the State
Soil Conservation Committee. two
supervisors were appointed to con-;‘
tinue with the organization of the
district. Harry Hampton and Jay
Perry. two men who had been active
in the early organization of the dis
trict movement. were the men chos
en‘ by 'the state committee.
on July 3 a request by the two
appointed supervisors was made to
J. R. Christ. regional head of the
soil conservation district, for as
sistance in carrying on the organiza
tion, survey, and educational work
necessary for final organization. As
a result of this request Jay W.
Thaannum, soil oenservationist, and
R. R. Humphrey, range conservation
-Ist, were transferred on July 6 from
the regional office in Spokane to
the Kennewick area. In September
a district office was established in
Kennewick, across the hall from the'
AA and Extension offices. in the
Williams building over the J. C.
Penney store. Miss Mary Spain was.
transferred from Asotin as secre-|
tary, and Frank Muoeus was trans
:terred from White Salmon as district
engineer. In October Joe McCli
mans of Kennewick started to work
as assistant to the engineer and
range technicians. and on Dec. 1
Clyde Bowkby was appointed as
Should [a_q Travel
This Christmas-‘.’
'Ask yourself, before you travel this
holiday season: Is this trip necessary?
Remember that these are not normal times
and that all transportation is now vitally
needed tocarry members of the armed forces,
war workers and other essential trayelers.
Remember, too, that by giving up your pleas
ure _trip you may make it possible for another
boy in uniform to get home for the holidays.
Certainly weare all agreed that every fighting
manwho can get leave deserves this privilege.
Travel Only When Necessary and
Please Follow These Suggestions
Avoid traveling on week-ends or holidays
-go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Purchase tickets in advance.
Be on time. Take only one suitcase.
KENNEWlCK—Kennewick Hotel
Telephone 71
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district soil surveyor. i
’ On Nov. 1 an election for three;
additional supervisors was held and
C. F'. Flecher from Richland, C. E.
Hunt, from Horse Heaven, and J. W.
{Grimshaw from the Finley area were
A statement of the landuse prob
lems that exist in the district will
be drawn up by the supervisors in.
the immediate future through a!
series of supervisor-farmer meetings,’
and a program will :be developed fori
controlling or alleviating these prob-g
lems. From this program a district
work plan will be developed. This
district work plan will lay down a
schedule of operations for the dis
trict, stating the work to be ac
complished during the next year or
two, and the federal. state, or local
agencies or groups that will be re
sponsible for each particular opera
In addition to assisting with the
conservation program in the East
.Benton District, the soil conserva
tion service office in Kennewick is
also responsible for installing and
'assisting with a conservation pro
.gram in the North Benton District,
and for general supervision of the
'program in East Klickitat District.
.North Benton District includes that
portion of Benton County lying
north of the summit of the Rattle
snake Hills. The East Klickitat Dis
. trict has been operating for several
. years; the North Benton District is
. now developing the district program
: and work plan.
Royer Swings Club
at Critics of PUD
C'onks noggins right
and left in answer to
recent editorials
In your editorials of November 12
and 26 you questioned the patriotism
of R. R. Woods and myself by in
ferring we are opposed to the life
and death war effort, do not be
lieve in popular government, com
pare our effort to an unprovoked
sit-down strike in a munitions fac
tory, and infer we do not deserve
the respect of our fellow citizens
unless we defer for the duration
the condemnatiOn of the Pacific
“Power and Light Company. You
‘made other remarks along the same
iline that space will not permit me
to answer.
You state the formation of public
power districts is boosted with the
loud support of the Communist
party and a. PUD district is State
_You have not even tried to rea
son in this matter :but appeal to
the prejudices of the people.
Since we started condemnation
proceedings I have not heard one
word of criticism except from people‘
who do not believe in public power.
Paul B. McKee, the president of
the P.P.&L. Co., in a letter to his
stockholders on November 2, 1942,
states in regard .to the condemna
tion of the Power Go. by Klickitat
PUD, started on October'7, 1942, the
:best interest of, the public and all
concerned would be served by defer
ing the action for the duration.
The Klickitat PUD commissioners
voted unanimously for condemna
tion and- two of the commissioners
were re-elected on this issue.
The local manager of the PP&L.
Co. in this district solicited the
business ni‘en in Prosser for a meet—
ing for t e purpose of protesting
against the present condemnation
and less than a dozen attended.
The power companies have not
stopped their light against public
power because of the war .but have
increased their efforts in trying to
elect PUD commissioners who. are
opposed to public power. They have
greater lobbies than ever before.
The private power group did not
and 'neverwill tell us when the time
is right to condemn them so why
should we accept their advice as
They called Bonneville and Grand
Coulee dams white elephants and'
stated Bonneville power could not
be used in fifty years.
It would take many more of the
lives of our boys if we did not
have this large amount of public
power today making munitions 01(
war. \
Our Commander in Chief in a.
letter .to Senator Bone, that was
made public, states he favors the
aopuision of ‘ Northwest private
power facilities to develop power
for war industries.
The national grange in session
last November passed a resolution
lavoring the acquision of Northwest
private power facilities to develop
power itor war industries
The state granges of Oregon and
Washington favored similar action.
Benton Countyjrrigation District
in a large pumping section could
wait no longer for cheaper rates
so the proposed immediate .condem
nation. Our suit prevents needless
duplication of law suits.
The time limit for our legal allo
cation of power from Bonneville was
iJanuary lst, 1941. But the Bon
neville Act specifically states that
la preference be given public bodies
as long as there is power available.
’ We are [fast approaching the time
when the power will all be in use
so it is an emergency for us to
condemn at this time.
We worked for eight years trying
to follow the mandate of the people
and used every other way to try
to acquire these properties but the
power companies were no more will
ing to have this done in peace
times than they are in war. ‘
A telegram was sent to our Con-‘
gressman trying to get him to
stop our condemnation but in his
negative answer he stated the power
companies are now using the war
as a cover for their machinations.‘
Tops in quality—and
tops in value. Buy the
. big, economigcl 32 oz.
generous Jumbo. -
in JUMBOS please ‘
In the present war situation the
Power companies haVe very little
merchandise to sell and can make
no power extensions for private
There is no other need for their
vast advertising expense at this
time but to have the editorial sup
port of the newspapers. And do
they get it? According to your own
claims this vast sum of money
should be spent for the prosecu
tion of the war. ,
It seems not 11mm to have
the benefits 05 cheap public power
now because the military needs we
an emergency to bring this we: to
a successful conclusion.
Preston Boyer
Grange to Meet Only
Once Each Month
Western Horse Heaven—At the‘
meeting or the grange Friday eve
ning it was decided that meet-i
ings would be held only once a
month on the third Friday be
cause of the gas rationing. A
Christmas party and potluck sup—
per are being planned for Decem
ber vlsth.
Mrs. Elmer Smith visited Satur
day with her mother, Mrs. Verda
Sat-ford, in Kennewick. Mrs. Safford
had as’ a houseguest her sister. Mrs.
We make this announcement well in advance of Christmas
for your own good . . ~ and for the good of your country.
The way things look now, the facilities of every railroad in America
will be strained to the utmost just prior to, during, and just after the
Christmas holidays.
Already, most railroads are operating at near-peak capacity. By Christmas,
the situation will be tremendously aggravawd.
Thousands of soldiers on furlough will be leaving to spend Christmas
at home with their families. Thousands of soldiers' families will be leaving
to spend Christmas near camps.
In planning a trip this Christmas, therefore, please observe these suggestions:
By following these simple suggestions, you will enable the railroads to
handle mommy holiday mfic with a minimum of disturbance to movement
of war personnel and freight.
Otis Skejton Again
To Head W. B. Grange
White Bluffs—the annual election
of officers was conducted in the
Grange hall Thursday evening and
at the same meeting Miss Johnson
of Benton City. secretary of the
Tuberculosis Association for Benton]
County, exhibited two films relating‘
to communicable diseases Miss Jo-l
hanson stated these diseases were
somewhat neglected in war time and‘
asked that the purchase of tuberJ
’culosis seals should be increased this‘
‘year by 10 percent. After the films‘
.were shown. the Grange proceded‘
,with election of officers. The result
was: Otis Shelton. reelected masterq
}John Hyer, overseer: Mrs. A. J. Lof—
‘tus, lecturer; John Holecek, steward;
iMrs. V. C. Wilson, chaplain, re
elected; R. R. Woods. treasurer; Otto‘
F. Schnellhardt. secretary; W. J.
Jenkins. gate keeper; Godie Smith.
\Ceros; Mrs. Curry Jr., Pomona; Gil
mar Shelton. Flora, reelected; Pred
Wreitag, assistant steward; Dolly
Arnold, lady assistant steward. re
elected; Lucile Bowers, chairman of
home economics. reelected. Trans
portation arrangements were made
for the officers-elect to attend the
county installation of oefficrs at the
‘Pomona meeting at Vale Grange.
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
I Don’t take a trip at all, unless you feel you must.
2 If you have to makea trip, avoid the period between
' December 12 audjauuary 12.
3 Wbeu you do travel, make your sleepiugaud parlor
ear reservation: well in advance. Cancel your men
* vations immediately 1f you decide not to make the trip.
o a
Hay-wen! Jones of Emirate. a tor
mer White Bluffs resident was in
town for e rev hours Wednesday. He
is now employed st defense work in
Pasco. Mrs. Jones and family reslde
1n Ephrata.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Davie
and three daughters. Shirley. Doro.
thy, and Cleo. who hove made their
home in the Lloyd house tt Vet-hite
for several months, moved to White
Bluffs Friday. The family will oc
cupy the Shannan house.
Mrs. John W. Hun km for Sue
ramento. Calif., Monday. She will
visit her daughter. Mrs. Albexjt Mar
tin. for two months.
Mrs. Perch Bruce. residing in Rd
so for the winter with her daughter“
has meetved word that her son Jock
Woman to train for position as
telephone operator.
Kennewick Valley Telephone Ce.
Thursday. December 10, u“
“(Cotter has been prom
eiectrlclan'a mate “02,? 2‘“
the war ships. I
B. 1". Arnold has ac M
what-Mon at Vernita. “a.”
Mrs. Glenn Wright, "a.
Richmond. Mrs. 1450 sum u '.:
Luoher Mitchell were en‘s-hm.
at dessert luncheon by Mrs. '11"
Sigurdson on Dec. 7. The M
for dbplay a beautiful mm m
upon which tickets Will he “I U
the Up River Woman's club, 9,“
to co to the Red Cross,
The Bay Ramsay pan]
3 gnaw at work this flag:
an dressing turke s t

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