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Issued Thursdays by_'l‘h_e Kergnggric}:_Pr_intin§ Co.. 217 gegpgwick ‘Avemlg, Kgnnewick, Washington
Subscription $2.00 per year
Entered as Second Class matter
April 2. 1914 at P. O. at. Kenne
wick, Wash., under Act of March
3, 1879
Thirteen billion dollars is a lot
to comprehend unless considering
it in the light of SIOO from every
man, woman and child in the
N. S. That was the amount sought
in the three-week drive, starting
April 12, in our last war'bond
drive. We don’t have to be sold on
the ideal that our government is in
need of the money to finance the
war. We know it. We also know
we aren’t giving our money but
are just lending it, receiving inter-f
est on it besides. We realize that]l
we can’t compare our sacrifice in
buying the war bond with thel
soldier’s sacrifice in giving his
life. But knowing all of this there
are still many who are sitting
back and allowing even the sold
ier himself to pay for that bond
for them! Ask how many soldieirsl
are buying bonds and see if this
isn't right. ,By this time we surely
know that war needs money for
planes, tanks, ships, ammunition,
food and clothing. This is the
reason drives are launched, why
we are asked to help carry the
financial load. If we are selfish
and just look at this from a per
sonal angle, if not for our coun
try’s sake at least for our own pro
tection it is necessary that we re
spond. But we are not that self
-centered here in Kennewick. A
local citizen remarks that one of
“the best talking points for pur
chasing bonds is to keep down in- ‘
nation and indeed this is a vitally i
important factor right now. You
take money from the pocket be- ‘
fore it rushes into the trading
max-ts, and when too much of this
,money is floating around and':
commodities are limited for pur- ‘
chasing, then that demon infla- ‘
tion slowly raises its ugly head.'l
The war bond takes the money out! i
of the pocket until the danger is .
past and returns it after the flood. :
with interest on the investment. 1
This is a point to remember and
to repeat as you buy your bonds
for the protection of your _boy, 1
'your government and home, your
self. :
’ A new American gun is called
,the Bazooka. It is said that it can
drive a shell through a solid wall
of masonry or wreck a tank. It
is presumably named after the
musical insjrument designed by
Bob Burns bearing the same name.
'Burns says that after the new Ba
zooka gun plays on the Nazis
awhile they will listen to his Ba
zooka without protest.
The motion picture theaters of
country. are to be commended for
the fine showing made in the
_recent Red Cross War Fund drive.
The theaters stepped in after the
regular drive was over and their
Collections were in addition to that
taken up in the regular drive.
In the case of War Bonds it is
>_ one instance where you ca'n invest
without first investigating.
Makes "hard to gel". {nods
go further!
0 Combine it with meat, soups,
cheese for appetizing main
dishes. Makes satisfying and
delicious puddings and other
dwserts. .
ask for .. . . - _
. . . it's enriched!
who Kpnnpmirk Gnuripr-Erpnrter
Member of Washington Newspaper Publishers Associatlbn, Inc.
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Some food officials say. the pub
lice has been fed sugar—coated pills
lregarding the true facts'. Most
lof us in Kennewick have no de-'
llusions on the subject and know‘
that black marketing in poultry‘
’is flourishing, fishing centers‘
,charging high prices for a mod
estly priced food, tomatoes selling
as big as $7 and $lO a bushel in
Florida, the disregarding of price
ceilings everywhere! Sure wel
know about all of this—without
the sugar. As a nation of sizzling
steak eaters, butter hunds and pas
!try artists, we are giving our usual
diets a set-back. Our garbage]
pails don’t look so prosperous, eith
er. Women folks aren’t needing
courses on hip reducing and
though many men will fondly
lthink back to the .good old days
of loosening the belt after dinner,
there might not be so many of
them devolping advanced cases of
heart trouble from over eating. We
{have altered eating habits because
we have had to do so. Potatoes
are scarce in many sections, which}
is enough to prove the point.
Grain and meat raised this sum
mer will be taketn in a large qpan
tity by the army and to feed
other nations later on. Can onr
farmers take ca’re of all of us?
This needs the cooperation of
the victory gardeners, the re
sourcfulness of housewives. Sure
we can take the pill, sugar coated
or not, and probably be better for
the medicine in the long run as
we recuperate from our illness.
Boosting the home town means
spending one’s money in the home
town instead of spending it in
the nearby city. It accomplishes
little to cheer for the home town
and send one’s money to the big
city. It’s like cheering for the
flag and failing to support the
government it represents.
People in America, when ap
proached to buy bonds to aid in
financing the war, shoul‘d re
member that in the enemy coun
tries the dictators give the people
no opportunity to buy bonds. They
take what they want‘ and give
nothing in return.
Asked if he was ready to die
for his country a new recruit re
plied, “Not yet, but I am ready to.
make some jap die for his.” '
After listening to a number of
quiz programs, a Kennewick man
says that what he needs is an in
telligence rest!
When they speak of Ireland at
peace and remaining neutral, it
gives rise to the thought that a
peaceful Ireland is something a
bit unusual.
The deal the little nations want
from the big nations at the end
of the war, is not from the bot
tom of the deck.
The Courier, est. March 27. 1902
iThe Reponter, est. Jan. 24, 1903
!R. E. REED, Editor and Ph-bl-isher
_ Consolidated April 1. 1914
Talk about good-will ambassa
dors, our vote goes to the Ameri
can soldier boys who are having
' to learn how to live by and get
along with many strangers, the
British, Egyptians, Chinese, the
French, Indians and even to head
hunters in the Solomon Islands.
There are so many customs and
rituals that must be respected and
followed that our boys have much
[to learn. In order to 'carry on
'peaceful relations and avoid in
ternational misunderstandings the
government has issued pamphlets
to its fighting forces with instruc-‘
[tions concerning some of the most‘
important facts as to manners of
conduct and pronunciation of vari
ous foreign words. A soldier must
follow these to be regarded as a
' friend and even so there are bound
to be instances when misunder
standings will arise. But such
happens right here among us in
Kennewick who live alike. The
maln thing, of course, is for the
soldier not to think of himself as
better than the foreigner, to act
toward him ‘as to a friendly
American back home and ,this
alone will probably go farther to
cementing relationship than any
book of instruCti’on.
1 You may be unaware, but not 3
the publishers, that national ad
vertising has fallen off in the
newspaper business; ,There are
reasons inflicted by the war which
make this so. But we are wonder
.ing if perhaps the national adver- ‘
tisers who have _let their product
‘ride’ for the time being, aren’t ‘
making a mistake, the same as;
a local firm might who says that‘:
circumstances do not warrant the
boosting of sales at the present.
The first World War proved cer
tain facts to advertisers that should
be remembered and one of them
was that the firms .who continued
to ,keep- their name "before the
public during the war afterwards
quickly built up a better busi
ness and reaped the profits of their
foresight. A number of companies
who let advertising slide were
forgotten men and names after
the war. True that many com
modities are scarce but furniture
stores are still having a good year,
some of them their best, for when
you have something to sell today
remember that there are additional
buyers with more money to spend.
Garages are busy with repair
work, though gas is reduced it it
still advertised! Wage envelopes
are covering much purchasing
and since purchasing and adver
tising go hand in hand, it is only
good sense to keep the name and
the product in print.
The question of parity prices for
farmers has come up so much
of late that it might not be amiss
to define what parity prices mean.
A parity price for farm products
is a price that will give agricul
tural commodities the purchasing
power with respect to what farm
ers buy, equivalent to the purchas
ing power of agricultural com
modities in the base period. For
most» commodities the base period
is the five year period 1909-14 in
clusive. The determining factOr in
arriving at parity is the relation
ship of what the farmer has to
pay for what he buys at anytime
compared to the average he paid
for the things he bought in the
base period. The Bureau of Agri
cultural Ecomonics gets the in
formation upon which it bases its
calculations for arriving at parity
prices paid in their areas for com
modities included in the compila
tion. The calculations are based
on a most careful and comprehen
sive survey of about 200 items
purchased by farmers and the
prices paid. ~ From these figures
and from the prices received by
farmers for farm products in the
base period the parity price is
computed according to a formula
which has been worked out by the
Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
Spading a victory garden and
spying fishing worms one is re
minded that there will still be time
to sandwich in. a little of this
fishing business this summer.
A Kennewick man remarks
there is one business where he
would rather not have them sing
while they work, and that’ the
operating surgeon.
Many a little Kennewick boy
will be happy to know that the
least preferred vegetable for
Uncle Sam‘s navy is spinach. ‘
You can’t blame a Kennwick
reader for sugesting that. inasmuch
as there is a group to select the
best book of the' month there
might be one to select the worst
book of the month. ;
‘ The Columbia Courier for May
8, 1903, states that—B. F. Nye is
putting up a 3000 gallon water
tank with which to supply his bath
rooms and barber shop. -~
‘A. F. Brown, manager of the
St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Co.,
has purchased .two Hover Villa
tracts. This leaves only four of
those tracts unsold out of the
original 29.
That The Northern Pacific
railroad company will soon com
mence building a SSOOO depot at
Kennewick.’ It will be one of the
finest depots in any of the smaller
towns along the line. It is also
understood that in the near futurei
the company will put in a park!
on their right of way between
the depot and Front Street.
That—J. B. Clements is building
corrals on his land in Horse Heav
en. The horse roundup is in full
swing and will reach his place in
a few days.
The Kennewick Courier for May
2, 1913, tells us that—The value
of this year’s stravéberry crop to
the growers of the Kennewick-1
Richland valley is being estimated?
at close to $55,000, nearly half
of which will go to the Richland
That—“ She Stoops to Conquer"
to be presented tonight by the
seniors of the high school promises;
, Divine services Sunday at 10:30
a. m. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m.
Special Mother’s day offering for
the army and navy fund. Tune in‘
on “The Lutheran Hour” every;
Sunday from l-l:30 p. m. over
KIT,‘ Yakima. You are cordially‘
invited to our services.
Being Items Called. From Our
Files of Ten. Twenty. Thirty and
Forty Years Ago.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
3rd and Benton
M. C. Knuth. Pastor
They Give Their Lin: . .
You Farmers
with .MoneY in Your Jeans
- lotofitwfllcomebacktoyouhhlghpflcesforpeusgndm
" yourfnfitsandvegetablesmddairypmductsinbomwed
. higherincometaxes.
- Buyhgnowhmfiehmuymhmthum
, ' Sam...paysforyonrproduchwlfl|mtalh...ndncu
...hndwillmakejoln. " ~ ~
It ’s to Every American ’s Interest that the War
End as soon as Possible . . . . . .
._ don'tshndhyonrownfight...don’thvitem
government borrowing . . . hvest low!
Be An Axls Buster
. BeanAxisßmterbyminhnizingmcosts...nfeguardm
m publicity made possible - \
by cooperation of the
ms STORE _ '
!to epilpse all previous efforts of
{the young people in the line of
{amateur dramatits. ‘
The Kennewick Courier-Report
er for May 3, 1923, tells us that—
After a lapse of several years,
Kennewick‘s strawberry festival is
to be revived. The motive back!
of the event which is being sponJ
sored by the Commercial club 'is
to celebrate the ripening of the
Northwest’s first strawberries.
That—From coast to coast is the
record which Kennewick is set
ting with its asparagus this year.
The carload shipment last Thurs
day by the 3-Rivers Association,
billed to Chicago, was sent on
to New York. With today’s re
ceipts the 3-Rivers Association
passed the 10,000 crate mark.
Growers estimate that the season
is about half over. 1
That—H. Z. Brown, formerly of
Milton, Ore., today began laying
forms for the foundation of the
Kennewick box factory and as:
soon as the building can be rushed‘
and machinery installed the saw-1
ing of box shocks for the 1923
fruit crop will be started.
That—Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Bird
write that they are very pleas
antly situated at Bell, Calif., and
have met a number of old friendsl
from Kennewick.
That—The Highlands club house
never held a bigger or a happier
crowd than that which attended
the apple blossom dance given}
Saturday night by the Business
Girls club. One hundred and 75‘
couples attended. _
The Kennewick Courier-Renort
er for May 4, 1933 states that—
Gene Shanafelt was elected presi
dent of the student body at the
high sehool in an election held
yesterday afternoon. Gene will;
be a senior next term and succeeds]
Robert Brown who will be grad-l
uated next week.
That—This year's graduating
class is composed of 40 members.
The following are on the year’s}
- "J I
honor roll: Retty Beamer, Robert
Tweedt, Edna Erie Ferrell, Madge
Cross, Laura Funk, Jean Arnold,
Sterling Tucker, Olive Brue, Lucy
Helm and Irene Heberlein.
That—Kennewick residents who
visit the fair at Chicago fair this
summer will no doubt be very in
terested to see the wonderful prog
mom 6. rm: AGENCY
’ . . You Loan Your Money
HAVE your “thumbs up”
in approval, after a loss.
because you took this
Hartford agency’s advice
to carry sufficient insur
’ance on your property to
pay for any loss.
Before anything happens
to your property or your
business, check up your
policies with—
2155/2 Kennewick Avenue
Thursday. May 9. no
ress which has been made in“
development of asparagu. h fl
past 100 years. The eth” I
this line will consist of {our “-
ard boxes of asparagus (row. fl
packed in Kennewick. The “-
ment will be part of the M
exhibit which is now hem ._
sembled in Tacoma.
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