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Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing 00.. 217 Kennewick Avenue, Kemewick, Washmstq:
Mantel- of Washington Newspaper Publishers Asmciation, Inc.
mum-mica $2.00 per your
LOUSY . . .
Kennewick is a splendid, vigor
ous young city and the people of-
Prosser are proud of it and are
glad that it is in Benton county.
The people there are exactly the
same as the people in Prosser;
they possess the same faults and
virtues—and we like them.
Kennewick is at the threshhold.
of a great period of development.
Standing at the cross roads of
both rail and river transportation
it promises one day to become a
great city. Already it is the largest
city in Benton county and we
know of no city in the state that
is jealous of its achievements.
When Prosser and Kennewick
were in their puppy days there
was many a scrap between the two
and the old-timers seemed to have
enjoyed it but it has been a long
time since there has been any basis
for any feeling of jealousy or ill
will to exist between the two.
While there has been some ill
feeling in past years between the
two towns, today most people are
anxious to forget the childish
squabbles of past,year. Unfortun
ately there are some exceptions to
this rule and- outstanding among
these is the Kennewick publisher.
The old spirit of ill will will never
die out with his consent. He never
misses a chance to say something
lousy about Prosser and the pro
prieties of common decency or I
even the sacredness of the tombi
itself are never permitted to intergl
fere when a chance offers to throwl
a barb. ,
By way of illustration We submit
the following reprint from the
Kennewick Courier-Reporter pub
lished last week:
“Due to-the activities on the
up-river project the govern-
ment is planning to move the
cemetery to Prosser. If we had
any feeling "of spite against the
county seat town this would
'oflenan excellent opportunity
of making some such crack as
that would be the proper place
to put the dead ones. But of
course, we haven’t any such
uniriendly attitude.”
ouch: G'ee that hurts!.. This
weather sure must be bad for
dispeptics. ' .
WHILE TOMMY and his Dad harvest their Victory gardéfi ‘éi‘op, Mother
like many another American housewife is busy putting uP canning and
preserves to supplement winter rations. Along With the garden fresh
fruits and vegetables . . . Tommy and his family will eat plenty 0f nutri
tious enriched Belair’s Better Bread! For enriched bread is one Of the
Basic-7 foods recommended in the Nutrition Food Rules for healthful eat
ing. At least 2 slices of enriched Bread at every meal give you many 0f
the bOdY building vitamins essential to good health. .
Kennewick Faker?
TALKS " 'ro mm vs. m
. ,5 ‘Il ' In
Lou R. Maxon, high official of
the CPA, has resigned with the
declaration that: “There is a
strong clique in OPA~ who believe
that the government should man
ufacture and distribute all com
modities. They are using the war
as a means of furthering their re
form ideas and will continue to
use honest men in OPA as a front
ifor their efforts.
“If this group isn’t curbed, we
are going to lose a good nice
of the very freedom we are fight
ing for.”
Mr. Maxon’s charges are similar
to those of leading retail distribu
tors, who have reiterated many
times that the distribution indus
try faces total disruption unless
the pet theories of extremists are
religated to a back seat.
With inflation gaining inexor
ably, the spectacle of one of the
principal agencies established to
combat rising prices experiment
ing with the doctrines. of social
ism, while the destinies of a hun
dred and thirty" million people
hang in the balance, is intoler
- The production and distribution
system in this country has beén
developed to a state of perfection
never ‘before attained in history.
The result has been evident in
every American home. Why, in
the 'name of heaven, should' this
system be scrapped when we need
' most? Ifgiven a chance, our
farms and factories and our mer-
Ichants will feed and clothe the
country. They will do it, inflation
or no inflation. The only thing,
that could conceivably stop them‘
would be hopelessly. complex dom-‘
ination by so-called ‘war agencies’,
who would rather see Americans
growing in rows than fighting for
As a rule the man who accumu
lates his old age pension during
his earning years by hard work,
thrift and sacrifice doesn’t com
plain nearly so much about' the
size of it as the fellow who spent
as he went, dawdled his way
through life and in the end turned
to the state to finish the job for"
The Courier. ést. March 27, 19m
:The Rm, est. Jan. 24. 1903
!R. E. Rm,mwr and muster
, Consolidated Apt-11 1. 1914
It is irritating to fanners to be'
informed by statisticians that ag—l
riculture is making a financial
killing out of the war. If the staq
tisticiansf would leave the city
long enough to take a look at the
way a farmer must try to operate
under present conditions, they
would go back and toss their
statistics out of the window. '
For example, a lot of ballyhoo
has been published about the
“flood” of men going back to the
farms. One dairy farm was re
cently subjected to the flood-at
seventy-five cents an hour per
‘man. Two men, one a civil engin-
Leer professed to help .the farmer
in a pinch during harvest time,
the other 'an ex-stevedore looking
for easy money, went into the
field to load hay. At the day’s end
they arrived at the barn with one
load. Two other loads had been
dumped by the wayside, one thru
the front door of a grocery store.
They were paid off. Net result:
Twelve dollars in labor costs for
a couple of tons of hay.
This is merely a sample. But
it shows why the country is going
to go hungry if the pencil push
ers that make ,the rules. don’t
quit writing fairy tales.
A local man has it figured out
this way. Hitler’s drive against
Russia at a‘ time when he is
threatened as he never has been
3since the war started, is a gam—
'bler’s chance, Hitler knows that.
once invasion of the continent is
started that he will have to pull
a large part of his army from the
Russian front. Once he does this
the Russians are gq'ng topush the
remainder back to Berlin. Hitler
took one gamble that he could
defeat or neutralize Russia be
fore the invasion of the continent
began. Hitler has lost his bet.
It sounds reasonable and sounds
like a clear out appraisal of the
the situation.
A survey of the U. 8. Steel Cor
poration indicates that by the end
of 1943 there will be accumulated
a U. S. market for two million
.' trucks and four million passenger
cars. '
The boys who have returned
home from pouring bombs on Ger
many, who are telling of their ex
periences and relating the condi
tions of other nations at war, are
home again through the assistance
of you and the war bonds your
family has sacrificed to buy. When
ever you hear an incident related
by a man ( : woman who has re
turned from overseas, remember
that your efforts have helped sus
tain them and prepare them. It
is the war bonds that keep bomb
racks equipped for the engage
‘ments with the enmy, the war
bonds that build the Shangri-Las
for a future security, the war
‘bonds that maintain a fighting
jforce to push ahead to victory.‘
The recent upheaval in Italy’s
politics and the, internal disquiet
among her citizens, might lead
certain optimistic ones here at
home to believe we are on the
home stretch to peace. Such are
apt to relax their vigilance be
ing overcome by overconfidence.
To be so encouraged by the Italian
break that we lean on our shovels
is actually aiding the enemy. The
war is not over, the German-jap
anese menace is still alive and do
ing business on a pretty wide
scale. Americans have had the
reputation. for ardor and over
enthusiasm being linked with our
'over confidence. We become a
roused by a cause, undertake an
enterprise with energy with our
effort forgotten as soon as soon
as the goal is reached, our critics
say. Our national history proves
we will support, defend and cham
pion, work and fight, here in Ken
newick and every town just like
us. We won’t let up!
My ambition, a local business
man said yesterday, is to be so
situated some time that I can
take two weeks vacation each year
with pay, remain at home when
I don’t feel well enough to come
to my store and be able to make
things go by working forty hours
a week.
(From the St. Paul Dispatch)
George Selke, president of St.
Cloud Teachers’ College, on leave
to serve as chairman of the War
Manpower Commission in Minne
sota, spent three of the hottest
days of his life in Pasco, Wash,
recently. He was telling two of
his triends about the terrific heat.
-“l?asco isn’t so bad," said one.
“All Pasco needs is a lot of good
people and an adequate water
“Yeah,” said the other, “that’s
all hell needs.” '
Want a ,
War Job?
You Can Count on Us!
Work at CHURCH
Essential now and postwar!
cnuncu GRAPE JUICE COHPANY o xmmuwxcx
Today, we Americans are learning
A new lesson in economy . . . conservation
Of materials. We’ve always had so much
We’ve never had to conserve. But now,
In a job like mine at Church’s,
I’m seeing more clearly every day
Now necessary it is to keep machinery
In good repair . . . because replacement
Isn’t possible for the duration!
If we fail to keeg processing machines
In order, then hurch’s Grape Juice
Cannot be made for the countless thousands
Who depend on its refreshing goodness. ‘
We all know how essential good food is
To Army and Civilian health, as well
As to morale. That's why we fellows
At Church’s take our jobs so seriously.
We know that people rely on us for
A grape juice that's naturally rich, .-
Flavorful and wonderfully fine, , _
Wartime makes equipment “
mnce work increasingly am
And who should know “Ah
superintendent at Church's!
supervises the employees «a:
tenance and repair work a: a
equipment. and he also design fl
builds processing machines 11“.
carded units. At Church's an...
“Kenny can fix anything!”
Thursday. mu. I

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