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Eh» Kennemirk (Marin-Ewart"
Issued Thursdays by, The Kennewick Printing Co.. 217 Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, Washington
Member of Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
Subscriptidn $2.00 per year
Entered as Second Class matter
April 2. 1914 at P. 0. at Kenne
wlck, Wash, under Act of March
3, 1879
Rationing -is rational. It’s an
outgrowth of the war, of course,
but maybe the idea could be
adapted to good use even follow
ing the war. But in the mean
time, it’s quite a jolt to the Ameri
can people to be told just how
much of a given commodity he
can buy and just when he can
buy it, especially if he happens
to have the money burning holes
in his pocket to make the pur
Rationing is mostly for the pur
pose of guaranteeing that every
citizen gets his fair share of the
materials available. However, the
mechanics of the process are ter—
ribly involved, it seems to most of
us, and regiure a.lot of explaining,
both by the members of the ration‘
board and the retail merchants. I
Of these, the men who consti
tute the ration board, of course,
come in for the most trouble.
These men, volunteers who work
many days and long hours,receive
nothing for their work and are,
not responsible for the rules in:
any way. They deserve a lot of
commendation, rather than the al
most universal cussing they re
ceive. Besides that, they are daily
having their duties increased and
the job is getting to be more than
most of ’em want to take on. So
if anyone wants to help out with
the war effort, here is a splendid
chance. Just volunteer to serve
on the ration board.
In any little town there is al
ways more or less friction between
the tanning element and the busi
ness people. The farmers, gen
erally, cuss the chamber of com
merce for sins of omission andx
commission and seldom give credit
for any local improvement, even
though the farmer himself might
be the one who benefits from the
action. In Kennewick the cham-‘
ber of commerce, in spite of all:
the talk, has been instrumental in‘
putting through many things the
farmer has asked for. The secur
ing of the farm labor camp, is a
case in point. If the chamber had
never accomplished another thing
to the farmers’ . advantage, the
camp this one year would have
justified the creation and opera
tion of the chafnber through all
these years. It’s time this feeling
between the farmers and the busi
ness men ' was changed. We all
are working for thfi same ends.
Lt. Col. Kathryn Ripley has
cause to be quite proud of the
results of her organization’s re
cent Red Cross drive. Latest fig
ures indicate that the quota has
been topped by about 25 percent.
Last year the Kennewick area in
cluded all of the east end of Ben
ton county. This- year, the tip-river
area was included in another dis
trict and still the quota was upped
about double. Even with this
increase, the drive went way over
the top. The organization should
be complimented on the accomp-u‘
lishment of an arduous job. 1
. . . is the choice of discriminating housewives because of its
flavor! goodness and nutritious value. It’s enriched with essential
Vitamins and has a flavor that pleases everyone. -
Kennewick Bakery
“gm ssocumon
[‘l "X 349" 1 ' I”,
l A year or two ago the city took
lover the operation of the irriga
’tion distribution inside the city
limits. Since that time the city
{has employed a man to run the
thing. He’s having a hectic time
lof it, due to the multiplicity of
{pipe lines, controls, openings, etc.,'
‘to say nothing of those cases
lwhere the facilities are all shot
and need replacing.
i This problem has been bother
‘ing the city council spasmodically
for a couple of years. There is i
but one answer, and it’s time
right now to begin making prep-J
arations for it. That is for a com- ,
plete new installation of irrigation‘
facilities. Councilman Oliver {
brought the matter up last weeki
before the council which passed;
over the matter as too early to get'
into. Here is a big project for post-'
war activity in this community.
However, the preliminary work
should all be done pending that
And while this project is be
ing pondered, that other one of
,putting the entire ditch under
rground inside the city limits also
Tshould’be given some serious con
‘sideration. The huge drain ditch
below the railroad tracks is' now‘
running to capacity'during the ir
rigation season—all 'waste water
which should not be allowed to
drain off. Let’s get ready for these
things now While it’s possible.
Appraising the properties of the
men and women who are being
evacuated from the immense fed
eral-Du Pont project in Benton;
county is a matter over which{
conflicting opinions are certain‘
to arise, and on that account no
disinterested party should jump
at conclusions without proper in
vestigation and study. We think,
however, that the evacuees should
be treated fairly and that just
treatment requires that they be
paid amounts that reflect actual
values plus a reasonable amount
for expenses incidental to the
establishment of their homes else
where. '
We think that the region’s pop
ulation is penalized in sbme in
stances by the land appraisals
made s'ome years ago by the fed
eral land bank of Spokane. Those
appraisals undoubtedly were just
then, but ' since that time there
are some land owners who have
adopted better farming methods
and by so doing hßve been reap
ing annual incomes out of pro-‘
portion to the old standing valué
ations. It appears to be well sub
stantiated that there are some.
owners who have been taking}
from their farms annually of late‘
more money than the interests
Who are evacuating them are of
fering for their property. ‘ln such
cases the purchase price should
be brought into line with actual
returns. _ ‘
[While it is true that war condi
tions axe to be considered, it is
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[The Reporter, est. Jan. 24, 1903
.R. E. REED, Editor and Publisher
‘ Consolidated April 1, 1914
also true these men and women
who have made good, who have
worked through the years and
have developed their farms into
productive areas, should be re
munerated adequately. After all,
it is a severe strain on one’s pat
riotism to realize that one’s own
government is intent on driving a
hard bargain. And that is the
way some of the property owners
are thinking—Yakima Herald.
‘ Several years ago, when the old
fall fair was thriving, a bunch of
the Richland residents got up a
fine float which carried a caption;
“Riphland, the backbone of Ken-‘
newick.” These same people—l
what there are left of them’, got
quite a bang out of the little squib
we carried last week ‘about Ken
newick being a suburb of Rich
land. But that’s the way it looks
from here. _
Being Items Called From Our
Piles of Ten. Twenty. Thirty and
Forty Years Ago.
The Columbia Courier for April
17, 1903. tells us that—W. A. Mo
‘rain is now fitting up his building
ion 2nd Street and the new post-i
office fixtures are being put into‘
place. The postoffice fixtures are
the most elaborate and complete
in any small town in the West.
Mr. Morain will also conduct a
confectionary and stationery store.
He has on the rofd a soda foun
tain and furnish ngs for an ice
cream parlor to be run in connec
tion with the store.
That—Yesterday everybody in
Kennewick was irrigating, regard
less of occupation, race, color or
previous condition of servitude.
That—Water is npw running
regularly through town in 'the
ditches built along the Sidewalk.
That—The weather has turned
warm and beautiful. The foliage
is coming out and nature is putting
on her spring costume. '
The Kennewick Courier for
April 11, 1913, states that—The
question of whether or not Ken
newick will hold a grape carnival
this year was brought up at last
Tuesday’s meeting of the commer
cial club and while nothing def
inite was agreed upon, it is safe to
say that our big autumn event
will be held and iii a manner that
will eclipse even the success of
1912. i
That—Geo. F. Richardson and
S. Z. Henderson will represent
Kennewick at the fourth annual
convention of the Columbia and‘
Snake River Waterway Ass'ocia—i
tion which will be held in Pendle-l
ton next Monday and Tuesday. It
will very likely be decided at this?
meeting whether or not the Co-‘
lumbia and Snake River towns'
will have boat service this seas‘bn.‘
That—Richland will join with been arranged for a week from
Kennewisk in asking the OWRSzN next Sunday.
,to cause Kennewick to be made: That—The Kennewick Liberty
the junction point on the road for ; theater is to reopen here this week
any branch extending up the river-4 the management announced today.
Definite plans as to a permanent
running schedule have not been
decided as yet but it is expected
that the Saturday and Sunday‘
schedule will he stepped up to a
full week run a little later in the
The Kennewick Courier-Report-.
er for April, 1923, tells us that-—I
In spite of cool nights and cloudy,
days asparagus shipments are
steadily increasing. The daily;
shipments of the 3-Rivers Grow-|
ers Association which is handlingi
the bulk of the crop total ini
excess of 250 crates. The price is
holding firm at $2.75 a crate
with a demand in excess of the
That—The first frost warning
of the year .was “broadcast’ Mon-l
day morning over the Kennewick"
Valley Telephone Co. lines to all‘
soft-fruit growers who have re-a
quested the service. The warning
which was relayed from the Walla
Walla weather bureau through 10-
cal observer Spiegelberg was re
ceived about 2:30 a. m. and with
in half an hour smudge pots were
burning in every part of the orch
ard district.
That—The Church Mfg. Co. is
putting out a new soft drink called
King Tut Punch. The new drink
is advertised as very “rich and
elaborate” and good enough for
any Egyptian king’s table. j
The Kennewick Courier Report
er for April 13, 1933 states that—‘
The customary delay in waiting
for automobile repair parts has‘
become a thing of the past in so‘
far as this district is concerned.
The Twin City Motors this week
has completed the installation of
‘a stock of parts which will make
it possible to avoid this unpleas
ant occurrence in the future.
That—The Pas-Ken concert or-.
chestra, the most progressive mus
ical organization in. the bridge
area, presented its second annual
concert at the Congregational
church here, Monday night.
That—The local golf course is
in fine shape.this spring and the
first tournament of the season has
They Give Their Lives . .
Wheh Your Banker Suggests
“Buy War Bonds”
Don? Argue! Don ’t Evade!
Don’t even quibble about interest rates . . . just tell him you’ll buy
what he thinks you can handle and write your check for the amount
Buying United States war .bonds isn’t an ordinary business investment
.. . it’s an investment in freedom. If we don’t win, money has no
value for we’ll all be slaves. Then, too, war bond buying is an invest
ment in human salvage. - It will save the lives of Ameriean boys . . .
perhaps your neighbor’s son . . . by shortening the war. ' When our
country’s life is at stake, when human lives are hanging. in the bal
adee, interest rates don’t cut a big figure. .
However, United States war bonds do earn interest . . . Uncle Sam
doesn’t ask his people to lend him money for nothing . . . but don’t
argue about it . . . thank God rather that you live in a favored land,‘
under a considerate government that permits you to own the fruits of
your enterprise. ,
No matter how generously yonhwmhhhynouflyonoanud
count the buying a privilege.
Thin publicity made possible
by cooperation of the
Home Again After
Stay in Portland
Highlands-—Mr. Keller returned
from Portland where he has been
working all winter. His daughter,
Mrs. Andy McFadden and two
children came with him to visit
for a while.
Mrs. Elton Samsel had a tonsil
lectomy performed at the Pasco
hospital Monday.
Shirley‘ Leber has been home
from school this week with the
measles. ‘
Miss Elizabeth Story was home
Sunday for .a few hours from
Whitman college to visit with hex-l
parents. |
Merle Masters Visits
Grandparents for a Week
Finley Miss Merle Masters,
who spent five days last week
visiting her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Masters in Yakima, re:
turned home Sunday.
John Bennett, 3 student at Che
ney, spent the week-end at the
home of his parents, the Rev. and
Mrs. J. H. Bennett.
Family Roe-union Held
At Coe Home Monday
White 'Blutfs—Sterl Bowers has
purchased a ten-acre fruit reach
at Grandview, his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Bowers have
also purchased a small acreage
at the same place, I
Wherever the Axis rules, people
don’t enjoy such blessings . . .
and we won’t‘either if the Axis
Mrs. A. J. Loftus visited her
husband at Spokane for a few,
days last week end. ‘
The Chicago Milwaukee 8: St.
Paul & Pacific railway are making
regular daily runs to White Bluffs. ‘
Train crews will make this a di-!
vision point until further notice.‘
Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Kelly Willi
mom 6. FY11: am
. 215% Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick Phone 1281
. . You Loon Your Money
'Keep 'Em Flying'
means more planes in the
air and, in spite of every
precaution, an increase in
crashes. One of these may
damage yo u r property
At very slight cost you
can be protected from
such loss by extending the
coverage of your fire in
surance to include damage
from falling aircraft.
Thursday. April 15,1.“
make thier future home at M
‘Kelly. a World War vetenn.
{secured a position as Ward It“
‘Pascu army bum. fl
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gi
‘former resident, was mm
'Bluffs Monday and Tug“,
‘business interests and return“:
{their home in Opportunity.

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