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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, May 13, 1943, Image 4

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Engagement Announced
At a May Day luncheon held
in the Washington Athletic club
in Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. A. F.
Brown were hosts at a luncheon
announcing the engagement of
their daughter, Mary Margaret to
Joseph Xavier English, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James P. English of Se
attle. Mary Margaret Brown-is a
former Kennewick young lady
having been born here and was
graduated from the local high
school. She attended Whitman
college and Marylhurst near Port
land and has been employed in
Seattle the past few years. Eng
lish attended Seattle preparatory
school and Seattle College and is
now employed by the Bethlehem
Stel company in Seattle. The date
for the wedding has not been set
but will be some tme this fall.
The courageous fight
of indomitable men
pit t e (1 against tre
mendous odds!
brings you the sensational
sage of his twenty -one
floys spent adrift at sea,
The sensational hook thet
has shoken the continent!
, Read it in your '
3 II N DAY P—l,
You’ll have touring fever.
Will you have a car?
Even the wizard auto industry can’t switch from arms
to autos overnight. After the Axis cracks, much time
will pass before designers, engine builders, plastic
makers, accessory plants, glassworks, and the great
assembly lines can again bring you a better new car.
Probably you’re pining to win yourself peace by set
ting out as soon as you can for Grand Canyon, perhaps
—-or for Bigtown or the Coast-or for the old folks
whom you haven’t seen since rationing started. The car
that will be ready first—so chances to I—is your. all
emential present car, encouraged to last its limit by
Conoco Nth motor oil . . . oil that OIL-PLATES! . . . oil
that’s the foe of engine acids!
,War didn’t first bring these acids. Ordinary engine
combustiOn has always bottled acids inside, as your
engine stopped. When stops were brief and your engine
heated up fully on long runs, the acids were not so harm
ful. But now limited speed, comparative coolness and
long lay-ups invite acids to bite hard and corrode metals.
Corrosive air and water, you know, are checked by
chromium-plating. And corrosive engine acids are
checked by OIIrPLA'I‘ING, closely deposited on inner parts
by patented 'Conoco Nth oil, with its added modern
synthetic inducing a sort of "magnetism.” This can
long maintain OIL-PLATING on surfaces that you want
shielded from adds and depreciation. Don’t wait. ..
oanLATE! Get Nth oil at Your Mileage Merchant’s
Conoco station. Continental Oil Company
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Where Will Money
Come From? -
People ask: “Where will the
money come from?” to reach
the thirteen-billion dollar ob
jective of the Second War
Loan. The answer is simple.
The people HAVE the income.
When we produce munitions
or peacetime goods, or any
thing else, we likewise produce
income. For every dollar of
production, there is a dollar of
The problem of war finance
boils down to this—'if individu
als and businesses receive more
income after taxes than there
are things produced for them
to buy, then excess funds arise.
The government deficit is
matched by the combined sur
plus of everybody else. This
surplus should be put into Gov
ernment securities to wipe out.
that deficit. ,
They give their lives . . . You
lend your money.
Circus-Carnival to Show
Eight Days at Pasco
For eight days, the American
United Shows will stage their
circus-carnival at Pasco under the
auspices of the, Veterans of For
eign Wars, according to an an
nouncement being made in this
issue. This show, featuring 40
rides, shOws and booths has shown
in this area seven times in the
past nine years, according to Chas.
Mason, advance man for the or
ganization.’ Main attraction this
year will be the Great Romero,
who performs on a 90—foot pole.
The show will feature also big
free attractions each afternoon
and evening. Mawn was the man
who staged the Daffy Auction
at the local Fourth of July cele
bration last year. _
Lights of New You'k
Byron H. Uh], alert and erect
district director of the immigration
and naturalization service, probably
has come into close contact with
more immigrants than any other
man in the world. Recently he
celebrated the completion of 50
years on Ellis island, the great gate
way to the United States. True,
Ellis island is not a gateway now
because the‘war has stopped immi
gration. At present. Ellis island is
merely a place of detention for
enemy aliens just as it was in the
First World war. - Nevertheless, in
the half century Mr. Uhl has been
stationed at Ellis island. a mighty
flood of newcomers to this land has
passed before his eyes.
Those great "immigration races"
of the early twenties are well re
membered by Mr. Uhl. They should
be, because there were many times
when the lights of Ellis island burned
all night that the great human tide
might be diSposed of as soon as pos
sible. The law which took effect in
1921 was the cause. Under the pro
visions of that act, not more than
20 per cent of the quota of any one
nation could be admitted in a
month. 59 ships would anchor in
Gravesend bay the iast day of the
month and at the stroke of midnight,
would dash for quarantine, frequent
ly in such numbers that the Narrows
were all but clogged. The eagerness
of skippers to be first in line was
easily explained. If their passen
gers were not admitted they had
to be returned to their native lands
at the steamship company’s ex
pense. . In 1924, 'the law was so
amended that no visas were issued
abroad without a quota number-
Mr. Uhl, when a lad of 18. came
to Ellis island in 1892 as a stenogra
pher. That was soon after Ellis is
land succeeded Castle Garden as an
immigration station. Castle Garden
later became the well - known
Aquarium. Ellis island then con
sisted of only 3% acres with one big
wooden building which burned in
1897. Now the island is 27% acres
in extent and there are 37 red brick
and limestone buildings. In 1903.
Mr. Uhl was promoted to inspector.
He went down to quarantine in cut
ters only three months. however. be
cause then he was promoted to chief
clerk. In 1909, he became assistant
commissioner and in 1933, was
named director which made him
second in rank to the commissioner.
The office of commissioner was abol
ished in 1940,and Mr. Uh] then be
came the immigration head of the
countty’s largest and most impor
tant port. - . '-
Thirty-five years ago Mr. Uh]
established a home in Rutherford.
N. J. To reach Manhattan, he trav
els under the river in the Hudson
tubes. Then, down at the Battery,
he takes a dingy government ferry
to reach Ellis island. His day’s work
over, he reverses the journey. So
taking it all in all, water figures no
little in his life. Now at the age of
68, after half a century on an island,
he is looking forward to a little home
in the country. But that won’t come
until he retires. ' -
Speaking of Ellis island, here is
something that can be told now. In
the rush days, Ellis island was much
in the news. There were also maga
zine and other articles concerning
conditions there due to overcrowd
ing and the manner in which new
comers to these shores were hano
dled by island officials and guards.
Many of the articles were unfavor
able and naturally the immigration
department was not pleased. Hence,
reporters who came to the island to
get a story, instead of being permit
ted to prowl around, were routed to
Mr. Uhl's office, with guards seeing
that they traveled in a direct line.
Mr. Uhl was always courteous and
as helpful as possible. But being a
government official, he was ruled by
Washington orders.
One day a newspaper man, in
search of first-hand information.
dressed in old clothes (not a difficult
thing for a reporter) and having ex
hibited his police card to Mr. Casey.
guardian of the ferry portalsr trav
eled to Ellis island with a flock of
relatives of immigrants. He started
for Mr. Uhl’s office all right, but at
the opportune time. ducked into a
corridor. He hadn’t gone far before
he encountered a guard. But by
pretending not to understand Eng
lish, he was shooed right to a place
he wanted to see. By keeping that
up and always looking extremely
dumb, he eventually learned all he
wished to know. The result was a
page article that brought a lot of
compliments from a Sunday editor
and others. While digging up facts
about Mr. Uhl for this column I
happened to find that page. hence
the ,reminiscence.
Bell Syndicate—WW Features.
Uses Tin Cans to
Make License Tabs
in] Vermont won’t need any steel
this year for its 1943 automobile
registration plates.
The state registry of motor
vehicles has develOped an in
genious method of rolling and cut,
ting old'tin cans to obtain tabs to
cover the 1942 markings. thus us
ing their present plates.
*WAB Bnang
The Women’s Auxiliary Volunteer
Emergency Service, more familiar
ly known as the WAVES. has been
established as a part of our Navy.
They are doing a great work and
relieving many men from olfice to
active service.
Cost of a WAVE uniform, exclu
sive of accessories, is approximate
ly $137.35. This includes suit. skirt.
hat. overcoat, raincoat and service
nag. Your purchase of War Bonds
helps pay for the uniforms fér these
patriotic women. Buy War Bonds
every payday with at least ten per
cent of your income; ‘
U. 5. Treasury Department
The eyes of most children do not
move in perfect unison with each
other until about three months after
birth, according to the Better Vision
institute. Pupils of the eyes, how
ever, expand or contract readily in
the new-born child as the light is
decreased or increased.
Welkos Hawn Gets
Commission in Jnfantry
Welkos Orval Hawn, of Kenne
wick, was commissioned a second
lieutenant in the Army of the
United States recently upon suc
cessful completion of the officer
candidate course at the infantry
school at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Lt. Hawn is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. O. Hawn. _
The new lieutenant was induct
ed into the army on July 16, 1942
and served with the 319th Infan
try before going to officer candi
date school three months ago. He
held the rank of corporal before
being commissioned.
The new officer attended Ken
newick high school, and the Uni
versity of Washington at Seattle.
At the infantry school, world’s
largest institution of its kind, the
local officer took three months’
course to fit him for his new re
sponsibilities. The course covers
the technique of handling all the
varied. modern infantry weapons
and the tactics of leading small
infantry units in combat. It also
includes study of many varied
We Want Still more
Kennewick housewives are responding lo the appeal lor ‘help-mhul
siill MORE are needed---especially lar the evening shill
subjects which future officers
must know along the lines of ad
ministration, military law, etc..
The men who attend the officer
candidate schools are the best pri
vates, corporals and sergeants
from the entire army. selected by
their superiors for outstanding in
telligence and qualifies of leader
ship. During the course even the
mildly incapable are weeded out,
so that the men who graduate with
commissions are America’s finest
soldiers, fully qualified to be the
leaders in our new army.
Former Hover Resident
Valedictorian at Lamont
Hover—Miss Jean Wallin of La
mont high school is graduating
this year as valedictorian of her
class. Jean will be remembered
as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Wallin. He was a former
school principal here before con~
solidation of the schools.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mclntyre
of Pasco called at the A. S. Mcln
tyye home Tuesday.
Mrs. Sylvia Jensen of Duluth,
Minn. came last week to visit her
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N O W!
Robert P. Wallis
The West’s leading consultant
to the Hard of Hearing will be
in Kennewick
Monday and Tuesday
May 17 and 18
Free Audiogram test and per
sonal fitting. If you have hear
ing trouble and wish to again
enjoy your family, friends,
chur’ch and lodge, then you
need science's latest aid
Call or write for free
Appointments arranged for
hotel or your home
Robert P. Wallis
Expert Consultant
on. May 11. Jun. May 1
Write or Phone 71
c/o Kennewick Hotel
24 Hour Service
Spokane Hearing Aid
815 Paulun Bldg. Spokane
Serving Washington, Idaho
and Montana
Can you POSSIBLY arrange your home
allairs so you can Help Win the War by
Saving Food? Will YOU do your parl?
Come and get your friends in come. The"
need is vital. We MUST do our part!
apply anytime at
Big Y Building
sister. Mrs. Guy Nelson and fam
Commencement exercises for
River View high school will be
held at the high school auditorium
at 8 o‘clock Friday night, May 14.
The senior class includes Alice
Mclntyre, Dewayne Ash, Gladys
7w am [l’m yea!
to ”“1 com»
'0 9' VA."
Kennewick Hotel Phone 71
It is all-important today that "a,
bus be used when and where it Will
do the most to help the war program
—when and where it will continue“
move up the manpower.
Thousands more are travEling to.
day than ever before—but they .1.
not traveling for scenery or mm
Most of them are selectees. alum,
personnel. and war workers. Other.
are farmers. nurses. teachers. busing
men and women -people whose trip
in some way are essential to the
national welfare.
The Washington Motor Coach
System is putting all its eiiorts, es
perience and resources into helm"
perform the biggest—and mm
necessary -transportation job of all
time. That is why our aervioe u y.
now cannot always be what we ”11l
like to give, or what you have foal
to expect of us. Your patriotic cop,
oration with wartime travel candida
is appreciated.
You will help the war program and
will have a better trip if you in
those things:
than! in midweek-on Tad-y,
Wodnosday 0' Thursday.
2. Carry lm baggage than usual.
3. Got Infomoflon and tickets In
advance. ,
4. Travel only when mama.
w wmwwuwwmw ' .Fm mm war ‘I
Thursday. May 13,1”
Northrup. Mary Mentor, ~
Schultz. Robert Webber. an“
Messenger. Mary Mentor i.“
dictorian. and Gladys N ,
salutatorian. ‘3
Miss Gladys North ‘
Monday doing officempwon
duPont at Pasco.

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