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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, January 28, 1943, Image 1

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Capt. Crooks, who owns a cherry
{arm on the Highands, Kennewick’s
precwar flyer, has been serving as
pilot in the ferry service. He and
Mrs. Crooks are now living in
Michigan. .
Don is the son of Mrs. Emma Higley
and is stationed in Texas where he
is still taking twining. A recent
letter from him was published in
Cpl. Albee is a sister of Mrs. Jesse
Gans, who. lives at. Richfand. He
is stationed at Camp .Houze, Texas.
3011 of Mr. and Mrs. Orve} Quillen.
has just. finished a course in a tor-
Dedo school, is now taking a course
in a. submarine school at Mare
JOhn Tweet to Attend
Yale University
Highlands—Mr. and Mrs. LE. C.
TWBEt received woi-d from their
30}! John who enlisted in the Army
A“ Corps reserve last. September
' that he has been directed to re
? port to Yale University {or the}
E? 3°»le organized technical classes.
School Kids Collect,
Rags for Naval Base
The Pasco Navy Air Station wrote
a letter to Mr, Black, our ’Quperin
tendent and asked him iflthe Ken
newick schools would like to gather
old rags to clean the navy planesi
with because they had run out of‘
them for this purpose. -
A navy truck came to get the
rags on Wednesday. They were
quite surprise at the amount they
had received.
The 'boys that came after the
rags told Mrs. Hemmin'gway how
much they appreciated the help of
the Kennewick students in collect
ing rage for them. l
Says War Shirkers
Should Be Ducked
In Icy River .
M. L. Kippes‘derll'des
.‘WitnesseS' for failure
to salute the flag
M. L. Kippes, River Road resident
Who has a son in the service writes
the following patriotic letter to this
papenfor publication:
No religious sect, especially Je
hovah Witnesses, 'would make ’the
statement that they don’t want the
protection of the laws of the land.
Yes, certainly, they would admit,
[they want the protection of the
‘ American laws, which the Stars and
Stripes represent.-
But if all the American people
had the same attitude, as the Je
hovah Witnesses there would be no
American laws left, for the japs
would be running all dver the land
(same holds for Hitler ’and his
They would :be imposing their jap
schools, language on- our children
and their jap money, which it not
worth the paper it is written on.
Millions of- Americans .would 'be
driven away from their homes and
into slavery. .
Jehovah Witnesses - get this!
And don’t forget it! You would
salute the jap flag or get a dose
or hot lead immediately. In plain
words the japs would inform .you,
you had no respect i’or the jab laws
by refusing to salute the Jap flag,
therefore you were not entitled to
an respect from the japs.
Old Glory, the scars and Stripes.
would not .be blowing up in the
heavens, over the grandest. finest,
liberty-loving land in the. world to
day, if it had not been for the mil
lions of men that fought in the
years go'ne by to uphold the flag
which represents our laws. And
today we are fighting for the same
principals—to uphold our laws and
flag. ' l
Now if you, Jehdvah‘ ~ Mtnwses,
believe in our laws and Want the
protection of our laws, mydon’t'
you- gg out and fight, like the rest
of the American boys who are tight
ing to uphold the Stars and Stripes
which represents our laws? 1
When the West was young, vigil-l
ante committees sprang up in a
number of localities to pass out
justice to those that the law could
not reach. If necessary those vigil
ante committees will come :back. .
If our local football players would
pick up you husky young lads who
are passing out those pamphlets
and [take you to the football field
'and show you how tackling is done
—or take you down .to the river for
a fine ducking, you- would have no
one“ to blame but yourselves. And
no jury in the land would bring
in a verdict for the plaintiff.
The Weather
' Looks like the weatherman was
beginning to relent a trifle after the
six below stuff he dished out Sun?
day night. Snow and cold weather,
.bustedr radiators, etc. for the past
week, with the first signs of thaw
ing for a short time yesterday.
Moonwatchers claim the break will
come tomorrow With the change in
the moon. Temperatures for the
past week were as follows:
Date— - . 1941 1942
Thursday, Jan. 21 __-.-26-20 36- 8
Friday -___-_--._._.___..._--22-20 11- 2
Saturday ”...—”M2843 20- 71
Sunday “W_M-15 19 -61
Monday ____-_«___--.....-.50-27 23- 57
Tuesday “--...-_.-._-.47-32 27- 9
Wednesday _____...__M42-35 44-19 l
Milk Famine
The fresh milk famine is about
to break. Local dairymen 'have re:
ceived no word from the CPA in
regard to the increasing of the re
tail price of milk and the producers
are still planning to quit on the
first of the month; This was the‘
report made this noon at the regu
lar meeting of the chamber of
commerce. I
szm Service)
Sailor in Pacific
Wonders if
ToWn Has Changed
Says he’s glad. to get
,papers even if they ‘
' . are out of date
' “Somewhere in the Pacific"
Dear Mr. Reed: I
My conscience just wont let me
alone anymore, so to ease my
troubled mind I’m writing to you to
tell you I have meant to write more
than once but circumstances had?
heretofore altered my plans, now as
these circumstances have subsided‘
soniewhat I will write you before
I’m forced to cancel this as I have
many tithes before. 1
Your paper has been reaching me
as regular as can be expected out‘
here. Llewellyn said he didn’t sup
pose there were many who received
papers as old as did he. If he could
see the time of- mailing and before
:I_vget.-the papers and the time of
‘reoeiving them he would certamly
Liapologize for his sad mistake of
saying his papers were old, however.
no matter how old they may 'be be
fore they reach me it is a great
pleasure to get them and read all
the ~“dope” that is taking place
back there.
I wonder if things have changed
much back there in three years. 4
Yes, that is how long I have been
away from home, although it still
seems just like yesterlay. I expect
when it’s all over 'l’ll drift up that
way. and visit the “old home town.”
I envy these men who are sta
tioned in a civilized place, as' for
[me the ~ place where I am is stilll
“:God’s country” it hasn’t been dis
covered yet by thé human race.
Tell me, what does it sound like
to talk to a lady? I can’t remember
the last time I even saw a girl.
I’m Sure it .I'. ever can recall the
last time I said‘ ‘Hello” to one of
the fairer sex it would be too distant
a time to think about.
' Nevertheless, regardless of all
these nice othings that are still in
existence, when it’s all over over
here I‘m sure I don’t Want to be
deprived of these pleasures anymore.
This is short :but. it tells you what
I wanted most tosay. May I say
hello to my very dear family back
there. “’Tis God’s men that peace
comes to this troubled world, ’tis
my wish that things come to a great
and glorious beginning, the begin
ning of a new life for us all.”
Wishing you continued success I
remain, sincerely yours. .
Charles W. Duncan, EM 2/c
Declare Guns
If you have five guns or more,
you must declare flhem, according
to a proclamation just issued by
governor Langlie. Five guns of
whatever nature, must be declared
with the local police, under penalty
of a year’s jail sentence, SI,OOO fine,
or both. . , 1
In connection with the estab
lishment of a 48-hour work week
for federal employees, the .post of
fice will be open Saturday after
noons until 6 o’clock. 1
News From the Front Lines
No Night Sessions
There will be no more meet
ings on Monday night for the
disposition of tires, tubes or re
caps. These will be taken care
of during- the week. during the
regular businas hours. The reg
ular hours the rationing board
will be open are from 8:30 a. In.
until 5:30 p. m. from Monty Ill
til Saturday includ've.
The night value of Stump No.
11 is fixed st three (3) pounds.
(The valid period‘ot the stamp is
from February 1. 1943 to March
15, 1943, includve.
Local Man Is
Cited for Heroism
In Kiska Battles
Ensign Lester Brown
Receives‘ DFC Medal
for achievements
several weeks ago news was re
ceived locally of the awarding of
the Distinguished Flying Cross to
Ensign Lester Brown. Ensign Brown
is here On a short furlough and
consented to display his citation
which came with the cross. The ci-i
tatlon is as follows: 0 4
“In the name of the President of
the United States, the Commander
in Chief, Uni-ted States Pacific Fleet‘
talres pleasureinpresentingtheDis-l
;tinguished Flying Cross to Ensign
Lester Brown, U. S. Naval Reserve.‘
'for services set forth in the fol
flowing: '
‘ “Citation: 11b1- heroism and extra
ordinary achievement in aerial flight
in contact with the enemy. Through
out the Aleutian Islands campaign”
June 1-15, he demonstrated courage;
zeal and willingness to meet the
enemy in combat in most severe
weather conditions. He participated
in aerial patrols and bombing at
tacks on enemy ships in Risks. hat-1
nor, always in the face of heavy
anti-aircraft fire. His conduct
throughout was in keeping with the
highest traditions of the naval serv-‘
ice. 0. w. Nimitz. Ail-mm.- I
Kennewick to
Battle Again for
North Bank Hiway
Representatives to be
urged to have exten
sidn included in plans
busy Immediately toeee that the
way Is put on the comprehenslvq
plan for tuture roeddevelopment.
’was the concensus of oplnpn ex
pressed this noon at the mule:-
meetlng or the aim of com
merce: The road committee of
the state lecbletnre now in an.
stall is setting up plans for no“
development wt to be undertaken
1 Millions ot dollars will be avall
-lable for the several projects, ae
cumulated from the gas, tax money.
ing for improvement la the High.
way system to favor each locallty.
Inasmuch as the extenslon of the
North Bank Highway from Mary
hlll to Kennewlck 'has been before
the state 1118 b“! department for
several sesslons. always with the
approval of road officials. it seems
feasible that lt can agalnvbe re
placed for the definite program to‘
be set up for the lmmedlate tum
} Thattheroadisofgmtmiliury
value is also cheer the arguments
itobeusedinurgingits placanent
on the comprehensive prom-am for
.the 'state. The road committee of l
the whamber is alrendv busy in
taxing -the local representatives to
secure all possible aid in having tne
road included in the plan.
A letter from Senator C. I". Stin
before the chamber which started
the movement to have the local
project Included in the stateildc}
plan. , 1
Leader English Starts
Elementary Band
a www.member rem. The
group mm by no. man.
The band meet: each Tuesday anal
Thursday morning in the nudi
torium. l
-1m“ and seven without. We
hope they will soon get than ‘
Sylvia Mae Mulkey plays the
piano. Trumpets are played by‘
Kenny Bmm.“ Billy Brace. Icwisi
Wright. Marjorie Lox-ts. Nonnl‘
Wilder. _ Gertrude Partneh end
Wayne Aller. ‘
Alto horns by John new. Alan
Libby. Norma Liston and Chance
-Campbell: baritone. Truman El
liott; bass drum. Arlene Lee: snare
drums. Peter Mtsner. Tommy Dun
can. David Garret md Jackie
Coats. 0
Snaphone section is George
Buck. Sue ‘ Bmm and mum
011 m: c‘aflnets. than“ mu.
Joan ,l'uguson. Jerry Van m
and John Anony: Mu, Don
Bate and Robert 8. m.
Oily Deeds Airport to Navy
As Unit of Training Base
Kiwanis Birthday
Being birthday week for the Kl
wnnis organization. «J. H. Siegfried.
of the local club gave some of the
highlights of the local club's activi.}
ties during its eighteen years since;
the present“ of the charter. He'
told how the original club was!
started. of how it had changed its
ideals and objectives to those now
accepted and or some of the out
standing accomplishments _ai the
local club. Only five of the local
club's charter members am still
active. while eight Kiwmiens have
died since its beginning eighteen
years ago. ‘
Chamber Seeks .
Portion of
100 Housing Units
Fifteen new homes to
be ‘begun within next
three weeks
‘ Tubulhoumsltmuonhu
Indicatedhcleetuuymepbd. A
WWW tobeiO-i
caved In this was has mused:
with the Auflaorlty for an Invest!-
Inward: today 1W that his
worms. mama. etc., nec
pad tint. m within three
wash tom-J mm would}
hem. Hohudrudyoompleted
fou- houoes in he mm put 01‘
town, where lib alum snot-l
defense project Justhelncahrwd.‘
them will soon be a great need
form‘hmumqunuu. 1
Local Band to
Give Polio
Benefit Concert
Entertainment to be in
lieu of Presidgnt’s ball
for paralysis relief
8W by mew Simi
club.‘ the Kennewlck high school
bond will pneent a cocoon Thun
.day evening. Bob. 'll, in the high
school auditorium. The com:
ment will he in lieu of the onnnol
president's boll, the proceeds to be
divided between the bond and the‘
polio Menu-s. / ;
Under the Man of Fred mm
an outstanding success with the
well-known White mu school
bend, the local‘gmupumnktng ne
mernhle menus. So much so.
In feet. that they tee! they are.
unable of staging e whole evening's:
concert elone. ~ ’
However, a varied mm hu
memes-nu“ and the bend will:
heudstedbyeevemloutdde mum.
The head In plugging to me “I
out will be given In nest week's
Local CoUple Celebrates
50th Wedding Anniversary
L m. and In. Oun‘munl
acumen their (M m 1
‘nnnlvu-ury manna”. Jamal-s'l
24. A few reluttvu and clone‘
friends were present tar the oc-l
urn-MM ‘
‘ The coup}. has spent most of
~thelrllvuin>wheat (Magma
may lived for eleven van. than
yam; manhu‘huhn
' After months of anxious
lwaiting, the Kennewick
part of the Pasco Naval
,Air Base was started to
}day. In a special meeting
this afternoon the city of
‘ficials deeded the port site
ito the Navy, the residents
‘on the adjacent property
were ordered to move
within a short period, sev
eral carloads of material
are on the ground being
unloaded and plans are in
hand for the speedy con
struction of the unit.
The project has“ been
under consideration for
several months and’ many
angles had to be straight
ened out before the final
word to go was given. In
anticipation of the event,
the cit y administration
had acquired the site some
months ago and the navy
has been using the field
for some time.
N 0 information is avail
able for publication at this
time as to the size of the
unit or its definite pur
N an! Air Station
Wants More Ra‘s
Pnn quantum o. truck-load ol
angling fimragmvue drive
mu m to old mafia.
Nam Mr “than 1t Poem-How
m..mc 400610:- moro up will
flown. Thefla'vyhumentedo
mmm.but mum-ma
any longer. The result may econ
be that one plane will have to be
idle until a cleaner has finished
his rau‘wiil be available. instead
oi’ being” able to do simultaneous
flaunt: be left either at the
M Conner office or at the
m 1311. none and will be called
for by law truck drivers.
gMitchell Now In Navy
but now Robert Alan Mitchell. non
of Kr. and Mn. 0. 8.. Knowles.
Hunted Apartments. Kennewick. is
wearing the unilom of an appren
pucemmanandbroceivinghis n
auittnininc at mus. mm
a. an? Wombat. he is rapidly
learning ale-Munich of his
newduty. mmbeimtmctcdin
m m man: no
inns-had awn-t duet-e. On
medal-ad field or win ioin the
mmmymonatm. .
'hluend every other ceiemity which
wheat miners experience.
’ filler 'l'lere married January 34.
108 at mm. Minnesota. They
[hue three children. a son end two
daughters. The non is rennin; in
‘anntm. the eldest deuchter lives
‘nt Vancouver. Wash. while the
m one lives in Well: We 11...
.loth Mien were pie-eat st
the mutation lat Sunday. but
.- eon was unable co nuke the
tap-m 110 nm. the mic
here is mama-en end (our
to M to an. “em
NO. 44

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