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Extension Service
Prepared especially for the Courier-
Reporter by Miss Dorothy Reaugh,
Home Demonstration Agent for
Benton County
Making Your Refrigerator Last .
Since people have had the use
of a refrigerator, they realize the
economy it has brought to the
household by the saving of foods
left over. Now that we must save
on food expenditures, the refrig
erator will do its part with your
' Place your refrigerator in a cool
spot in the kitchen. level and firm.
Best place is where no sun can
shine on it . . . away from radi
ators or hot air registers. If your
refrigerator is operated by elec
tricity, gas, or oil, be sure there
are at least 21/2 inches between the
back of the cabinet and the wall
and 8 to 12 inches of open space
above the refrigerator. Air can
then circulate freely to carry away
the heat that escapes from the
Cold enough is the aim, but
don’t over do it. Except for the
freezing compartment, you wont
need any place in the refrigerator
to be colder than 40°F. On the
otherhand, no place should be
higher than 50° If in doubt about‘
the temperature, check it with a
reliable thermometer, about one
hour after the door has been
closed. Open the door as few
_ times as possible. Each time you
open it warm air rushes in. Get
as many things together as pos
sible and put them in at once.
Don’t cool things not in need of
it, ,such as pickles and jelly. Cer-.
ain fats keep just as well in room‘
emperature. Heavy store wrap-;
rings, cardboard carton, tops of
:qetables have no business in the?
.e‘rigerator. Let warm foodsj
tool before storing.
Most things should be covered
:since moisture and flavor from un
"covered food escapes and freeze on
fith‘e cooling units. As the frost
'gets thicker, the temperature goes
.- up.
. Don’t put defrosting off too
long; ”do it before the. frost on
the evaporator becomes a quarter
4- of an inch thick. Thick frost
'lmakes freezing longer . . . slows
= flown cooling of foods . . . sends
the temperature up.
After defrosting, wash the freez
" ing unit and inside of refrigerator
' with one tablespoon soda to one
‘quart of water, and rinse with
«clean water, and dry.
."A refrigerator with , an open
'type mechanical unit will need
oiling according to manufacturer’s
- directions. Always disconnect the
refrigerator when oiling this type
of machine. A sealed in -unit is
permanently oiled before it leaves
the factory; it needs no further
- care. '
Sometimes the door gasket gets
brittle and hard and no longer
= seals the door tightly. To test hoyv
' tight the gasket is, close the door
-~nn_ a piece of ordinary wrapping
Attention Concord Grape Growers
If you have- not already sold your
1943 crop please see us now. We must
know our approximate production
early in order to get supplies here by
harvest, Grape prices are highest in
sixteen years. Terms cash within 30
days after they have been delivered.
We have lots of grape twine and can
supply cut worm bait. The time to
use bait is before the Worm get your
Church Grape Juice Company
AsparagUS work‘will start Monday followed
by cherries, apricots and prunes. Long season.
Line up for a real essential job in the battle
for food.
Yakima Fruit Growers Associal'n
Kennewick, Wash.
paper, about the size and thickness
of a dollar bill. If the paper pulls
out easily, the gasket is not tight
enough to keep warm air from
passing into the refrigerator. This
might be the fault of the door. Try
tightening the hinges to make it
The refrigerator is a priceless
possession, and it should be treat
ed as one.
The George Family
Buys Two Places
Highlands—Mr. Jessup of the
South Highlands sold his two plac
es, known as the old McKeenan
and Humphrey places to the
George family of Richland.
The Bud Shields had as their
dinner guest Kortney Baze of the
naval air station Monday evening.
White Bluffs Families
Move to Grandview
White Bluffs— Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Coe celebrated a family re
union at their home Monday. The
gathering was planned as a last
reunion in honor of Mrs. Coe’s
brother, Charles Leland Walker,
of LeGrande, Oregon, who ' will
embark soon with .the American
expeditionary forces. The par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Walker,
drove over to attend the re-union.
Other member of the family pres
ent were: the Misses Barbara,
Sharon, and Sarah Lou, all of La-
Grande, Charles Leland Walker,
T.M.3-c, U.S. navy now stationed
at Keyport, Wash., and Jimmy of
White Bluffs. Apprentice seaman
Buck Roberts, Keyport, and Pri
vate 'Clyde Walker, stationed at
Kessler Field, Miss., was the only
member of the immediate family
unable to attend.
I An interesting photgraph was
received by Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Gilhuly from their .son Fred Gil
huly J r., recently, of a dive bomb
er squadron of twenty-six mem
bers from the South Pacific“ Very
much in evidence is another ris
ing sun flag lost by Tojo, ’dis-‘
played by~ the group. ‘
' Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morton who;
has made a success of the cattle
business in recent years, are'mov-l
ing their farm equipment and‘
household goods to a farm re
cently purchased at Prosser.
Jennie Linden to Join
Some Branch of Service
Highlands—'—Miss Jennie Linden
has sold her 10 acres to Baxter
and Henne and she intends to
enlist in some branch of the serv
cie. o
Mr. Nebine is the new ditch
rider who is taking Mr. Drake’s
place on the Highlands. .
The charter was draped in mem
ory of Mrs. Joe McLean at the
Highlands Grange Thursday night.
_ Mr. and Mrs. Herb Kippes of
Walla Walla spent the week-end
with his parents and the Bert
Winslows. , '
Phone 212
Slaybaughs Return from
Three Months’ Visit
Hover —— Mrs. Carl Slaybaugh
returned home last week after
spending about three months with
relatives. in Kansas.
Mrs. Clem Tholman was called
to New Mexico by the serious ill
ness of her sister.
Mrs. Lulu Johnson of White
Bluffs and Mrs. J. R. Ayers were
dinner guests of Mrs. Lulu Hamp
ton Sunday. Mrs. Johnson taught
school in the Hover schools years
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mclntyre
and family of Puyallup arrived
Sunday. They will operate the
Alvin Dye farm this year.
Bob Lewis Home After
Six Weeks’ Training
Highlands—Bob Lewis is' home
this week on a furlough from Far
ragut, Idaho. He has finished his
six weeks of training there and
will go to California to wait for
his ship.
The Bud Shields family were
Sunday evening dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. John Bottomley
of Kennewick.
Mrs. Dave Lewis returned from
the Pasco hospital last week. Her
daughter Rosa is staying home
from work a week to care’ for her.
anticipate them far into the future—and to call upon the resources
,5 of all of the system to meet them.
f - ' This sounds like a big order, and it is! But, all of these men
- are qualified because they have gained their working knowledge '
right here in the Northwest. In fact, the 12 PP&L District
4;.“ Managers, and the key men who work with them, average close ,
55:7; to 25 years of practical experience with this company alone!
'T ~ ' This learning right-on-the-ground is one of the reasons why -
your electric service works so smoothly that you’ve come to
‘ take it for granted. It’s one of the reasons, too, why the taxpaying
PP&L system is able to furnish residential service at' rates
43% below the national average. \ ‘ .
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the immediate needs of his particular district—but to
Girl Passes Ranks at
Camp Fire Council Fire
Highlands—Joan Ferguson has
passed her ranks at the Camp Fire
council at Methodist church Mon
day night. Mrs. Paul Stone, Mrs.
Humphries, Mrs. Bert Wilson and
Mrs. Newsome had groups that
were represented.
Word has been received that a
son was born to Mrs. Chas. Mc-
Kann, April 4. Mrs. McKann was
the former Miss Pauline Hembree.
Her husband is somewhere over
seas and she is making her home
with her sister, Mrs. Don Ellis, in
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wanamaker
of Coulee City visited over the
week-end with their daughter,
Mrs. Jack Crawford and Mrs. Roy
Irons of Pasco.
Mrs. Bill Green and daughter,
Mrs. Terrance Taylor and baby,
Mary Ellen, called at the J. E.
Mu‘lkey and Mrs. Bill Brace homes
Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin George of
Richland have moved into the
Decker home Monday. The Deck
ers have purchased a home in
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lampson,
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Campbell, son
Billie, and Mrs. Ted Watkins spent
Sunday evening at the Joe Wat
kins home to help celebrate Joe’s
birthday. .
I “ate: and Electricity
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'Four Tables of Cards
‘Played Last Thursday
Highlands—Mrs. Wallace Pres
ton entertained {our tables of
bridge and one of pinochle at her
home Thursday afternoon. Pro
ceeds went to the Woman‘s club
treasury. Mrs. M. G. Helm had
high score, Mrs. Lucy fiauschild,
second, and Mrs. Jack Crawford
won in pinochle.
Mr. and Mrs. Wetch have gone
to Missoula, Mont., on business.
They have built a cabin on the
Frank Allison place and he is do
ing carpenter work in Big Pasco.
Mrs. H: C. Decker visited in
Yakima last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Guss Putz of
Bellingham met their son‘ here
who is station at Ft. Douglas. Utah
and visited at the Frank Lampson
home last Friday.
Mrs. Les La Cour has returned
to her home from the Pasco hos
Mrs. Carl Bennett, daughter
Louise, and Mrs. Alma Turner
visted at Prosser on Sunday after
noon at the Harry .Cochran home.
Paul Lampson of Ft. Lewis vis
jted at his home over the week
David and Diana Burton who
have been living with their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Lampson. have joined their 'par
ents in Spokane.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherry
Enjoy Visit with Donald
1 Finley—Mr. and Mrs. Ernest!
jSherry were called to Portland
IWednesday to meet their son Don-l
iald. who was sent to Portland to
wait orders to go to parts an:
iknown. Mrs. Harvey Paulson of
Seattle, also came to meet her}
brother Don and they ,alI visited‘
with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lande
in Vanport City. Donald has been}
ipromoted to seaman first class. ‘
l 1
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I Marvin Kerr of Portland, Miss
[Cirsoella Robinson and Kenneth‘
'Nelson of Goble, Ore. came Tues
day for a short visit with Mr. and
IMrs. Harvey Kerr and Melford.
Marvin is a son of the Kerrs and
'Kenneth Nelson a grandson. Mar-‘
:vin is to report Saturday at Port-‘
fland to go in the army. 1
I Mrs. Harry Benson attended aj
iD.A.R. meeting Monday at the‘
:horne of Mrs. Ridley in Kenne
I Mrs. R. Fredricks, son George.
,and Mr. and Mrs. E. Sherry visit
:ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
iHarvey Kerr Tuesday evening.
} Mr. and Mrs. John Fredricks
land daughter, Lenna Lea and Mrs.
lßoy Fredricks, were week-end
. visitors of Mrs. Fredricks' sister in
f Mrs. Arlie Glassner went to Pas
co Sunday to spend the week .at
{the home of her parents.
One of a series of twelve
advertisements about the men who manage
PP&L business in Oregon and Washington
Roman? BRUCE BRAGG, District Manager at Yakima, is
a \Vashington native son. He grew up in the Northwest,
married a Washington girl and now has a daughter in
Yakima junior High. Bob has been with PP&L more
' than 30 years. Starting as a clerk in Hood River, he has
served in six of PP&L’s districts while working his my
up through the organization. In \Vorld War I, Bob
served oversees 14 months as 3. Sergeant with'a supply
train headquarters company. '
.- . .
Seventyywnsnfludrymdm ' ”how”
' Yaloma' valley produced little but sagebrush ‘
and bunch grass. But, industt'sous' (level!!!)-
ment—thmugh‘ W ' ' Mia-med
est agricultural areas. Scientific farming. with
increased diversification of crops, is givinz
this agricultural empire grater and grater '.
stability—just as the much more widely diver
sified activities of all 12 PP&L operatin‘ '1 ‘
disuicmmalsefor.arugged.depeodnbleeleq- v
tric system. Beause PP&L serves 1 complete .
cross-section of the great Columbia Basin.
user-sallovertherystmhavetheirelew‘ic ‘ .‘
service protected against local adversities. ' '
Through the years they have found the bene- :
fits of this business-managed system open- A
. tion consistently reflected in lower rates.
Thursday. April 15,1.“
Farewell Party Given
L'ast Friday Night
Highlands—The neighbon .
friends on the South Him.
gathered at the Drake and ‘.
Dananhim home for a “I!"
party Friday night. They m
ed them a lace tablecloth. 5
cream and cake were an ‘
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we Pay 1
Highest Prices for Late
Model Cars. Trucks “a ;
Pickups. ;
We Need 50 Units 5
Phone 138 Pm f;-

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