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a Press Claim
for Kennewick
mg]: Line Uni!
{congressmen to be
taken over Highlands
on investigation trip
the claims for the
3 E pm‘SHigh Line, a special
w from the chamber of
page will accompany three
M of the congressional rec
‘ committee on a tour of
:fixject in the near future.
The committee is making a tour of
“irrigation projects in the Pa
dޢ Northwest. with especial at
mfim being given to the Colum- ‘
in main project. ‘
m the party hns been taken
"a. the Rosa project, for which‘
n appropriation was made this‘
,‘J for the completion of the sec
tion which will require no stra
wgmteriaJS, they will be rout
ad mush the lower valley and
W the 30,000 acre area of
which fie Highlands is a part.
union will be pointed to the
fact that every facility needful is‘
M avalaible—markets, high- ‘
m schools, transportation, etc,‘
’sl» that no storage will be re-i
quired for the project as the water
" [in at all times be entirely suf-;
mandate to the fact that the;
wick project takes the re-‘
turn flow from the entire Yakima;
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fiery effort will be made to
in the local project placed‘
wuponthelistofpost war ac
avities. inasmuch as all the pre-
Halt! work has already been
he and is only awaiting the
pen light.
The 30,000 acres comprising the
disemposed of some of the
Idiot quality soil in the state,
which together with the other ad
m 8110““ imPress the can
't“ with the importance of
giving it priorities over other rec
hation praiects in’the West.
Engagement ,Of Local
Girl Announced
'>l!s. V.‘W. Bird. was hostess at
Informal party announcing the
‘ment of her daughter, Fran
. to Ralph Camp, petty officer
a the Pasco Naval Air Station,
Sunday afternoon on the lawh of
its. 8. McHenry home in the
Gmkn Tracts. Croquet was played
him the afternoon. Several
Ilia! numbers were enjoyed,
Wily a piano solo by Marylin
Hwy, a cousin of the guest of
m. Cards bearing the news of
“I! enactment were cleverly at
hehcd to cup cakes with small
tag, which formed part of the.
name served. The ring
"hidden in a box which was
Iliad beside a minature sailor
3 top of the large cake which
'3 Placed in the center of the
“it. Thou present were Jean
s"“iklefr‘l‘l'ances Perry, Marjorie
03-1.. Verdine Foraker, LeVonne
mitt. Tommy Simmelink, Phyl
,E' OW, Wilma Gravenslund,
lax-m. McEvoy, Mrs. S. S. Mc
‘Hm, Mrs. H. E. Oliver, Mrs. E.
3 Black. Mrs. Howard Whitbeck,
'3 Jerry McEvoy of Wana Wal
-1% Camp is a son of Mrs.
h,“ Carnp of Wenatchee and is
I"tioned at the Pasco air station.
:23“ has‘been set for the wed—
s"!!! H. Hancock and Gerald
6- Cunnington were married 'at
“I Qty Hall Saturday, Aug. 21,
‘3 m the afternoon by Judge C.
lwflenwerder. M. H. Kershaw
“,1 In Winifred Campbell were
“M Cunnington is stationed
in“ Pasco Naval Air Station.
-C- N.S.N.R., 38th Const. Batt.
e”Fleet P. 0., San Francisco
No Paralysis
Contrary to prevalent reports,
there are no local cases of paraly
sis, Health Officer R. W. Ripley
reported to the Kiwanis club
Tuesday noon. Rumors had sev
eral cases on the project, Dr. Rip
ley stated, but he assured the
club that there were no cases in
Franklin or Benton counties.
-. The Weather
Compared with a year ago this
last week was cool and comfort
able, with the nights getting es
pecially cool. ‘Temperatures for
the week, maximum and mini
mum, cbmpared with those of the
‘the same week last year are:
' Date 1942 1943’
Thursday 19 105-58 84-53
Friday 20 ' 96-68 82-52
Saturday 21 96-63 81-58
Sunday 22 99-60 78-51
Monday.. 23 102-58 . 80-44
Tuesday 24 92-60 90-47
Wednesday .. 25 79-53 91-55
Navy Taking 17-
Year-Olds In ‘
Flight Training
Enlistment of qualified seven
teen-year-old men for future Na
val flight training has been re
sumed, and applications now are
being received by the Naval Avi
ation Cadet Selection Board, Se
attle, information received today
from the office of Lieut. C. W.
Adams, officers in charge of the
board for the Thirteenth Naval
District, disclosed. ‘
The program, which calls for
college training before the en
listees begin their flight instruc
tions, has been reopened with
quotas considerably smaller than
those prior to the closing down of
enlistments July 1. Only high
school graduates and young men
who ‘will be graduated not later
than February 15, 1944 are eli
gible. Young men who have not
been graduated can be enlisted
now and will be placed on an
inactive duty status until they re
ceive their high school diplomas;
‘Followings their graduation from
high school, these young men will
be sent to college at Navy expense
and will receive up to one year
of college training. Those who
’have completed their high school
’probably will be sent to college in
Ithe near future.
The program following college
includes: four months at a flight
preparatory school, three months
at a CAA-WTS school, where they.
receive their first flight training;
then three months at a Pre-flight
school, and ethen approximately
seven months at Naval Air Sta
tions. Upon completion of this the
young men will be commissioned
as Ensigns in the Navy or Second
Lieutenants in the Marine (Corps,
and will receive golden wings of
Naval aviators.
But the training does not cease
here. The young men are sent on
to operational bases for ‘two more
months of specialized training,
including navigational flight,
formation flying, gunnery, and all
other phases of combat aviation.
In order to qualify, a candidate‘
must rank in the upper fifty per-‘
cent of the male members of his
high school class scholastically
and must have recommendations
’as to his moral character and
general reputation. Parents con
sent is necessary for any young
man to be enrolled in this pro
Complete information regarding
this can be received by writing
the Naval Aviation Cadet Selec
tion Board at 1301 Second Ave.,
Seattle, Wash.
Cost of Living
Showing the first substantial de
cline since Pearl Harbor, the cost
of living for city workers dropped
0.8% from mid-June to mid-July,
due primarily to meat subsidy roll
backs and seasonally lower vege
table prices.
Retail food prices, accounting
for about two-fifths of total living
post, dropped 2.0%. Clothing costs
:were up 0.5%, while house-fur
}nishings, utility rates and services
were stable or increased moder
This region made a better show
ing than the nation as a whole
with Los Angeles arid San Fran
cisco realizing a decrease of 1.0%
and Seattle, 1.5%
Mr. and Mrs. B. Kempe spent
Sunday at the home of Mr.
Kempe’s sister, Mrs. Elmer Toops
in Yakima. While in Yakima the
birthdays of Mr. Kempe and Mr.
Toops were celebrated.
Alva Q. Mizer, son of Charles M.
Mizer, RFD 1, Kennewick, gradu
ated today from the Naval Air
Technical Training Center, Corpus
Christi, Texas, and received pro
motion to the rate of Aviation
Radio Technician, second class.
The graduation, at which cer
tificates were presented by Com
mander George K. Stoddard, com
manding officer of. the training
centr, marked the end of an in
tensive seven-months course in
which he received thorough in
struction in all types of aircraft
radio and electrical equipment.
From here, he and other mem
bers of the graduating class are
being transferred to operational
bases, naval shore establishments,
and units of the fleet, to play their
specialized parts in the all-out
struggle against the Axis powers.
Dear Mr. Reed:
- I have intended to write to you
for a long time but have put it
off each time. Would have liked
to have seen you when I was home
in April but the time slipped
by too fast. I have been re
ceiving the paper quite regular
and certainly do appreciate it.
We are located here about in
the middle of the state of Florida.
It is the largest bombing range
in the country. I was kept here as
an aerial engineer instructor. We
do lots of flying and it is very
interesting work. Incidently we
have the best medium bomber
made, the Martin B-26 Marauder.
The best trained combat crews
in the world leave here every day
and every one means the war is
that much closer to a finish.
I’ve been all over this country
in the year and a half I’ve been
in the army but still haVen’t seen
anything like the state of Wash
ington. Earl Johns was stationed
'here for a while and I used to
see him occasionally but he is the
only one from, Kennewick I have
seen in Florida. Thank you very
much for the paper as it is always
very- much appreciated.
Sincerely yours,
S/Sgt. Mervin Michener.
R. J. Smith, 20, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Smith, Avenue E, Ken
newick, has completed his primary
flight training as a Naval Aviation
Cadet at the U. S. Naval Air Sta
tion at Livermore, Calif., and has
been transferred to another sta
tion for intermediate training. He
is a graduate of Kennewick high
school, and attended Washington
State College. He is a member of
Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
‘ g Victory!!! _ ' I
Avon Park, Fla.
IN umronL
Another former Richland boy, on
active sea duty “somewhere in
the Pacific.” -
Dear Mr. Reed: ‘
I received the Kennewick paper
and I want you to know how much
I appreciate it. I read one of the
letters of the boy who had been
here in Georgia and he didn’t
exagerate things a bit. This is
surely no country for a boy from
the north. I still have about six
weeks of basic yet to complete and
I won’t be a bit sorry about it.
If it weren’t for the letters from
home and the paper I don’t know
how I would keep going. I never
thought, a letter or a paper could
mean so much. The most of all I
want in this world is to be home
to (dear old Kennewick. I want
to thank you for the paper—Long
may it live!
Good luck,
Pvt. Fred Schenk.
Dean Nagley, radio operator on
a small cruiser, is home for a few
days' leave. He was aboard ship
on both the African and Sicilian
invasions. 0n the latter, his ship
was .put out of action by being
rammed by another ship in the
fleet. He said the ships were so
thick it was no wonder one or
two got bumped.
A telegram received from Lind
ley Llewellyn, radio operator on
a submarine, whose base is at New
London, Conn, gives the informa
tion that he was married Sunday
to “the swellest girl in the world.”
He is evidently on the way home
for a visit for he said “see you
It is my pleasure to inform you
of the marksmanship of Private
Phillip Foraker, son of William
L. Foraker, of your city. For
the interest of his townsfolk, I
feel that the merit of his marks
manship should be passed on to
those who know him.
The machine gun reacts in di-'
rect proportion to the mechanical
skill with which it is operated.‘
Due to his mental alertness and
his conduct during the course of
instruction, Private Foraker ac-l
quired a thorough knowledge of
the correct technique of machine
gun firing. .
Private Foraker fired a perfect
score of one hundred and twenty
eight possible points during his
practice instruction course on the
.30 calibre machine gun. His
performance exemplifies the qual
ities of a good soldier. Praise for
trainees of this type is a privilege.
Captain, Infantry,
I Commanding.
Mrs. G. A. Quast of Richland
received word the first of the
week from her son, Nelson. who
is a prisoner of war in the Philip
pines. He sent word that he was
well and for her not to worry.
He also sent regards to all his
friends. Nelson was one of the
Kennewick football stars in the
not-too far distant past. -
A clipping from the Hilltielder,
an army post paper says: “Thru
wind, rainA hail and what have
you, members of Hq. OASC com
ported themselves very well on
the rifle range at Ft. Douglas
Saturday. Of the Go-odd mem
bers, who participated on the rifle
range 23 had really bang-up scores
and qualified for marksmanship,
sharpshooter and expert medals.
The real expert at the firing range
was Pic. Fred 3. Markham. who
had a score of 179 out of a pos
sible 200. Very good shooting,
Fred, and we feel sure old Schick~
elgruber will quake in his over
size boots upon hearing of this
excellent shooting."
St./Sgt. Jim Reed, whose return
to the air force reassignment cen
ter at Salt Lake, was announced
last week, following a 30-day
furlough, is home again. At Salt
Lake he was given another zo-day
furlough, following which he will
be stationed at Walla Walla as an
instructor in aerial gunnery. Here
he will remain until a new class
of cadet pilots is called, to which
he has been assigned.
§ (00232 READY?
Money Recovered
Within 12 hours after the al
leged theft of the S2OOO from the
ißrideview Inn last week, the
money was recovered. according to
a report from the local police
force. The money was recovered
from one of the partners, A. R.
Thorpe, who was arrested and
bound over to the superior court
on a charge of possession of an
illegal weapon. No theft charge
was filed.
Seek Locations for
Public Housing Units
Representatives of the Public
Housing Authority are in town
today seeking locations for the
new ZOO-unit project to be built
here. Several sites are under con;
sideration and as soon as one is
selected actual construction plans
will be started. It is hoped to
have the unit begun within 30
days. Availability of water and
sewer service enters largely into
the selection of the site; also prox
imity to schools. shopping center.
Proeouod Foods (bluo onions)
um: and Pm (rod than)
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Coupon 10. 7 Book A) valid
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River View Schools Open
Monday, Aug. 30
‘ Finley—The River Viey school:
wlllstart MondaymomingAug.
30. Themdeochoolatattwillhe
and second grades; Mrs. bully
and Mrs. Maud Bolton the seventh
Rewriting in the hith achool
willheMiuDomthy Aunianand
new high school principal Miss
Ryamoftheenst. lnaddifionto
the usual subjects, trigonometry
Mr. Batu: at the high school and
Clint Gunner at the grade school
last year's janitors. are both re
routes. School will start at the
high school at 8:40 am. and at
9 am. at the grade school.
Claude Walk Still
In Army Hospital
Finley—Mr. and Mrs. Carl Walk
received word from their son Staff
Sgt. Claude Walk, who was ln
jured on June 13 over the Emo
pean area, and who has been con
fined in the hospital. that he has
been transferred to another hos
pital and is still confined to his
Word was received here by
Mrs. Henry Jacobs of the birth
of a son to her brother and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Neute Young, of
Juneau, Alaska. The young men
has been named Peter Fain.
Clint Glassner left Wednesday
for _a few days’ visit with his
uncle. Ed Glassner in Spokane.
Mrs. Wanda Brown of Medford,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wayne Brown a few weeks.
Yakima visited Sunday at the
ihome of Mr. and Mrs. W. Milam.
‘ Mr. and' Mrs. N. Attabury of
Arkansasas who visited the Milam
and Otto Reisner families last
week, have moved in the small
house at the name farm.
Local Cannery
Sold to man
Plan to run plant on
year-round schedule;
to add equipment
The Kennewick Cannery was
sold this morning to the Royal
Canning Corp.. of Ogden. Utah.
Possession will be taken Monday
morning of next week. The plant
has been under lease to the Spo
kane Valley Canning Co., for the
past two years. Mrs. M. 0. Km
ten was the owner of the con
trolling interest in the Kenne
wick company.
The new company. of which D.
B. Stringham is president; H. S.
Stringham vice president, and M.
3. SW secretary-treasurer
and manager, has two other pro
cessing plants at Ogden and are
'experienoed operators. The two
‘brothers today stated that they
planned to operate the local plant
on a year-round schedule with full
time operation. New equipment
will be instalhd and other im
provements made immediately.
The company will continue the
operation on tomatoes. with the
bulk oi the tonnage coming from
the Wapato district. There aka.
they expect to receive a consid
erable tonnage of carrots. which
will he one o! the main crepe
to he canned during the winter
themanywmalsohsve a
amnoomplensnt ot fieldmen
erate at capacity thmahout the
year. Thelaborpmhlemholdsno
their Utah plantsthey have an
;even greater defense work compe
tition to contend with. “Full time
employment. plus pmper treat
mt will always provide plenty
of help.” they “contend and ex
City’s Collections for
Fine: Increasing
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‘nvohad on a drunken driving
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but down the 1.1!. They were
and $25 each tor their hilarity.
Feed Wheat In
has ordered a car—load of toad
mun. Amman-mu:
m a part of this what
Wick. 'l‘hevvhutwmu
gold tor a $1.12 during August
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