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Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing 00., 217 Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, Washington
Member of Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
Subscription $2.00 per «year I
Entered as Second Class matter}
April 2, 1914 at P. O. at Kenne- 4
wick, Wash, under Act of March;
3, 1879
With this issue of The Courier-
Reporter completes Volume 29. Dur
ing that time the present publisher
has written thousands upon thous
ands of items. Many of them we
didn't want to print :for they told
of unpleasant things about our
neighbors or the district. Some told‘
of sicknesses and even death, in
cluding items concerning the pub
lisher’s own family. We have always
been happy to print, and on the
lookout for, the pleasant things
which have happened to the com
munity and its residents. This week
we print an item which affords us
the most pleasure of anything we
have ever written. It is that con-l
cerning the decoration of the son}
who is in the air service in Africaq‘
There is only one other'item we canl‘
think of just now which will makei
us any happier; that is to record
the safe return of him and the many‘
other Kennewick boys after victory
has been won.
According to government figures,
it will require thirty-five thousand
experienced farmers to settle the
first unit on the huge Columbia
Basin irrigation project. Ordinar
ily this would be a considerable job
to select the qualified men who hadl
sufficient cash on hand to operate
in a new field for a couple of years,
to say nothing of the uprooting of
the families from their native areas
and their transportation to thisl
section. This problem isnow readyl
made with its answer. The men andl
the families are already in the
Northwest. they all have plenty of
cash on hand from their months
of employment in the war industries
—and by rfar the largest majority of
them pine to get back on 'the farm.
Most of them 'have already been
sold on the country and want to
remain here following the close of
the war. If there ever was a ready
made answer to a tremendous prob
lem this is it. The Columbia Basin
I In every branch of the armed
service mail call is far more im
portant to the men than mess
call. Letters from home are seeded
more than any other one thing.
This is attested by the dozens of
letters received by citizens and
newspapers every day. The 'stunt
which the Washington Hardware
00. has been pulling for the past
month of printing the names and
addresses of the man boys in serv
ice is one of the finest pieces of
good propaganda that has been
done. It not only gives the friends
at home a line on where the boys
are, but also the boys in the service
get a chance to write to aech other.
Airway we have heard of several
Have you lately tried . . .
It’s chuck-a-block with fine plump raifinsy
giving it a delicious flavor and textum We
were especially fortunate in having “a large
supply on hand. -
With the new enriched flour (fun of the
essential vitamins) and the minerals con
tained in the raisins, the combination is
especially nutritious, delicious and health
ful. Try it tomorrow. .
Raisin \
at your grocer
:94 mm. ssocumon
instances where the boys have used
the lists to get track of their friends
in other outfits. Most of the bOys
on the list that was printed are
receiving the home town paper each
week and thus have the opportunity
of learning where their pals are.
The Hardware company should be
congratulated on their thoughtful
ness in this respect.
I The shoe limitation won't be such
ia hardship with most of us here in
Kennewmk, since we perhaps don’t
laverage three new pairs of shoes a
year in normal times. But with
lsmall children scuffing about, out
' growing shoes in no time at all, then
i it’s another matter. Due to the fact
[that our government needs heavy
,sme leathers for our fighting forces,
’there was a reduced supply and thel
Imarket was threatened since many‘
ifolks who are making more money;
than ever before, were spending it‘
[on those things that were available,
taxing the supply consequently. They
did it with groceries, you recall.
We are going to have to take care
of your old shoes, keep them in re
pair and watch our steps. Our shoe
production this year will be cut to
150,000,000 pairs, so somebody will
have to go barefooted this summer
if they don’t watch out.
‘ Take the care of the two hard
ware leaders who wanted more
horseshoe's and contacted three gov
em‘ment agencies finally getting a}
reply to their demand. They re-1
ceived official instructions regarding
ways to reduce wear and tear onl
these horseshoes at hand, which!
mentioned resets as practical. Now
resets to us - who drive cars means{
to switch tires and on horses this;
means switching shoes from foot to
foot, since evidently the horse does‘
not tread. the same either. Another}
suggestion is to go without unes-l
sential styles of horseshoos and to‘
some folks this will come as a?
surprises ‘since they- didn’t know
of style trends in horseshoos To
save shoes they should :be removed
immediately after a period of neces
sary road work which indicates that
some horses won’t have to sleep in
their shoes at night. How much?
easier for the farmer if 'he could
have a buttoned or 'zippered horse-1
shoe ” that could be removed at the‘
end 01 each day. Nope, it’s just an
other rural problem to be talked
over ih Kennewick. '
That big sigh you heard last week
wasn't the first spring breeze, it
was the sigh of relief over rthe coun
try from the 30,000,000 persons who
had finished and gent in their in-:
oome tax returns.
.The Courier, est. March 27. 1902
|The Reporter, est. Jan, 24, 1903
-R. E. REED, Editor and Publisher
‘ Consolidated April 1, 1914
There is considerable concern in
Washington over the fact that so
many‘men have been drafted from
the farms that the food supply may
be threateed. The situation brings
up again the thought that when a
nation enters war all its man‘ power
and all its resources should be placed
at once at the disposal of the gov
ernment. 'The government, if it
can tell one man that he must carry
a gun or fly a plane should be able
to say to another that he should;
work on the farm or in a defense;
industry. It. should have as much
control over one as the other. When‘
it comes to war one man is noj
beter than another. No man should!
be placed in the embarassing posi-}
tion of having to ask to be deferred]
to work on a farm. If he is sent‘
to the farm it should be understood
that this is his assignment, that‘
in the eyes 0: his government he is
serving there .just the same as
lthough he had been sent to a train
ing camp. Incidentally when the
war is over the American Legion and
the boys who have seen service in
the armed forces are going to run
'this country for the next 50 years.
Our guess is that when that happens
we will have such a law.
In our opinion a mistake was
made by Congress when it turned
down the appropriation asked for by
Lthe President to set up a commission
to study post war plans. No valid
reason could be offered :for such
short sightedness. We are pretty
well convinced that we are going to
win this war; and are just as sure
that we are going to be faced with‘
the biggest problem yet met up
with. No one is smart enough _tol
wait until we get to that point andi
then suggest a solution on the spur
qt the moment. It is going to re-1
quire a lot of thought and study to.
find the right solution. A little extra:
thinking‘ won’t hurt a thing. Lets
not have a peace time Pearl Harbor
in our post war plans. .
After the _war is over and we
Ibuckle down to the job of paying for
it the home town jobs from which
the boys and girls were lured with
bigger salaries are going to look
pretty good even at the old time
wagx— this is if the proprietor is
able to keep the business» going until
that time.
I listened to (our broadcasts of the
Bismark sea battle in which 22
jap ships were sunk, a local man
said yesterday. That was sweet
music to me. It beat any symphony
orchestra or swing band I ever
heard. ' e
There is no plea Sure equal to that
of working at something one likes to
do and which he feel he does well.
The creative instinct in man inherit;
ed from his Maker rth-us finds ex
pression, ad brings satisfaction ‘
A news dispatch stated that in the}
battle of the Bismark sea 22 Jap
ships were sunk and 15,000 japs were
drowned like rats in the sea. How
else, a local man asks, could a. jap
be drewned?
A neighboring editor says that the
job of civilizing Germany is up to
the United states—Yeah. with more
tour-motored bombers. '
If ‘y‘o'u'r clothes h‘afire be
come stretched in. spots
from constant we ar.‘
Give them a rest. Send
them to IDEAL. Clean
ing restores the fit.
IDEAL’S line a 'oan
Special this week
Can «3:,
Being Items Culled From Our
Fin of Ten. Twenty. Thirty and
Forty .Years Ago.
1903 ' l
The Columbia Courier for March‘
27, 1903 states that—Joe McCliman,‘
who held the position of foreman
on one of the ditch crews here this
summer, and Miss Ella Martin, who
lives just west of town surprised
their friends by going to Spokane
and getting married.
That—The Rev. J. H. Woods, pas
tor of M. E. chdrch at North Yak
ima who owns 160 acres two miles
west of town. was here this week.
That—Among those staying at the
Hotel Kennewick the past week were
J. W. Barnes and wife: the Rev. J.
H. Woods, C. E. Griffith, Dr. Ellis.
W. D. Root, H. H. Harlson and
James Walker %
That—With this issue “The Couro;
ier" is one year old and is celebrat-‘
ing its first birthday by appearing‘
in a new and enlarged form.
The Kennewick Courier for March
21, 1913, tells us that—One of the
largest land deals of the past year
was closed when Ingwall - Smith
traded 400 acres of wheat land in
the Palouse country for two 10-acre
tracts in the Kennewick valley and
a cash consideration; One of the;
tracts is up. the river road and is
under a high state of cultivation}
The Palouse land was valued at
$34,009. 1
That—The first of the new coin
age of nickles appeared along the
first of the week when the Bank
of Kennewick received a shipment
for local districution. The new
coins look peculiar after handling
the old ones for so long. One one‘
side a rampant buffalo takes up
most of the available space. 0n the
reverse side the homliest Indian that
ever live is pictured in profile.
That—Kennewick citizens will not
have the pleasure of reclining on the
soft smooth lawn in the shade of
well cared for trees this summer.
‘ YOU'. . . with
in the Bank
Would you exchange ii for worthless Jep or German folten money?
Of course nof. you're foo good managers for fine? . . . . bu} you ere
inyifing {lid uneven swap by hanging onfo your cash now.
It Couldn’t Happen?
Well. when he Japs ioolt over {he Philippines rhey did iusi
+haf . . . . rook-good American money in exchange for {hair worth
less paper . . . . if will happen here if America lose: this tiruggle!
Buying War Minis I’m a Grand Scale
Deliy‘théiiélYidd‘s'tO'cbs't~.-. .lotheoost 0! mt . ... the out o! hm- fives"
.yoflr‘awuinterest flesh: keepingthese can: at a ininhmm.
’Dohft’bfitoff‘buytngunfllnextyear...the sooner you buy. the-water the m
willjéiiii-...thousandsofAmeflcanboys willbeuved..-.mdtlucostofthem
willb‘e’reducedtoammmum! .
Play Safe-Save Costs-Save Lives
Be an Axis Busfer by Buying War Bonds and Stamps
The city attorney stamd at the
council meeting last Tuesday that
a third class city cannot have the‘
luxury of a city park. I
The Kennewick Courier-Reporter
for-March 22. 1923 states that—Ac
coroing to a factory representative
who was in the city last week the
people of Kennewick are heavy
Coco Cola drinkers. He said that‘
Hayden and Lloyd of this city
bought more Coco Cola in 1922 than
any other firm between Spokane and
‘l‘hat - Enough orchardists will
smudge this year to give a practical
demonstration of what can be ac
complished in the way of frost dun
age prevention by orchard heating.
That—As as result of a meeting in
Presser Tuesday. attended by rep-
Save Heat!
Save Money!
Insulate that attic m
NOW—While material
is aVailable. And re- ;
member—Balsam Wool I
is the only insulation i
sold on a money-back
guarar’ee. Easy to ap
ply, economical, effici
ent. V
Potlatch Yards,
Tel. 241 Kennewick
In‘siires Your Cash Against Loss
* Trust Uncle "Sam *
resentauves of the Presser commun
ity and the Kennewick and Rich
land commercial clubs. a concerted
start on the turd surfacing of the
Inland Empire Mm in Benton
The Kennewick_ Comer-Mr
Gascoigne & Fyfe, Inc.
2151/2 Kennewick Avenue
A worse pain
A COLLAR a few
sizes too small will give
you a pain in the neck—
but not nearly as serious
as the pain in your pocket
book if your insurance is a
couple of figures too small
and fire cleans you out.
Have you enough? Let us
check up.
Thursday, March 28. 1.. I
for March 23. 1933. say. m.“
Big-Y shipped a car of mu
week to the quake zone u, 0:
forum. There are sum men, We
npplee in the Kenncwlck Wm 54
1t 15 stated awaiting shim“
better prices. ~
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