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Long Way to Go
[I M War Loan
City only a little over
half way 1n guota;
; may have drlve
With but a week left in the
fim'm Third War Loan cam
pun is close to the bogging down
point. according to Mayor Alfred
mu, chairman of the committee
for the Kennewick area. Mayor
'at today‘s meeting of the
fiber of commerce made a re
‘ port as to the standing of the quota
l g of today and indicated that
ii! community Would be com
piled to get some real action in
a; heart seven days if the quota
n. to he met.
In accepting the S4OOO check
m the J. C. Penney company
Im] manager, Amon indicated
mt there was still a long way
to go. His figdres on sales up to
noon today, including the $4090
this noon, brought the total sales
to $95,000 for this community. As
the quota is $150,000 for the Ken
newick area, it indicates that the
pd has been but three-fifths
I met. These figures do not include,
Emery some of the company
5 contributions which are anticipat
gd, although not yet received.
The rodeo planned as the high
light of the bond drive has fallen
through, the farmers of the Ore
gon country .having run into dif
ficulties in rounding up their
home talent show. No other
features have been planned to stir
up interest in this section such
'as are being tried in other 10-
calities. However, Mayor Amon
stated that he hoped that the quota
could be met without a house to
house was which has been sug
gested by the'government officials
in charge of the campaign. Un
less private purchasers show more
enthusiasm in the campaign the
quota will not be reached the
mayor said.
Benton county has been alloted
a half million dollar quota, -of
thigh Kennewick and vicinity
rm given $150,000, including the
lower, valley. The Benton City-
EKioua quota is $25,000, with $125,-
-000 from the Prosser area. - The
. other $200,000 was allotted to the
Richland-Hanford area. Other
sections of the county are re
porting totals of about the same
I! this district, Amon announced.
600 to 800 Trailers in
Cums, Ripley Reports
:4 .There are 35 trailer camps be
t Ween Pasco and Hanford, Health
Olficer R. W. Ripley told the Ken-
NWick city council Tuesday night,
3' lid they house six to eight hun
dred individual trailers. Inspection
S; of these places is a full time job
. for a sanitarian, Ripley stated, and
Every effort was being made to
2 keep the sanitary provisions as
_ mod as possible.
a: .:- These trailers, together with
the hundreds at Hanford, he stat
" Gd, formed the largest concentra-
E=:i‘ ton of the kind any where in the
West and presented the health de
nthnent with the biggest prob
hns they have yet 'faced.
. Because of this additional work
lid because of the unavailability
; 0! additional help with the work,
”‘5 Ripley stated that there were
" “9’ things in ~ his department
‘ "but}: were being somewhat ne
‘ Med. but that every possible ef
fiort would be made to prevent an
. beeak of disease in the com
_ Mt!- His department is malt
in! appeals to the federal depart
" Out for additional help, but no
neat hope is being held out.
Church Leaders
Meeting Thursday
.9 ' A meeting was called the past
We]: by Rev. Charles Hatton of
PM. temporary chairman of the
"id‘COlmnbia Council of
“fifths to all ministers of the
reßloll to meet on Thursday after-
Mn 81: Pasco.
The occasion was the coming
01 prominent leaders of the Wash
hfion State Coucil of Churches
handing Miss Gertrude Apel,
uecutive secretary of the State
Council and Dr. Clayton S. Rice,
““9 Of its principal officers. Both
Ire fl‘om Seattle. '
Dr- Frederick L. Pederson of
Walla Walla and certain other
“ate secretaries were expected
“30. It Was announced that the
“up would devote the after
n.°°n session to the discussion of
“eral phases of activities for
the” Communities as they are re
“ t 0 the new Council recently
lamlched here.
Eh» ‘lKmm’mirk ' anurivr- iKPpnrtrr
Missing- :in Action
Another tormer' Kennewick boy
is listed as ‘.‘mis‘sing in action.”
Word comes from the African bat
tle front that Roy (Happy) _Hea
ton, a member of the parachute
troops stationed in North Africa,
was listed by the War Department
as missing. He attended school
four years in Kennewick, being
the brother of Mrs. John Bleich
ner, who received the news. He
enlisted December 8, 1941, the day
after the “stab in the back."
Citizens to Hear
Governor ,Langlie
Tuesday Evening
Citizens of the region interested
in hearing the Governor of Wash
ington, Arthur B. Langlie, discuss
many local and~ state problems
which these war times have brot
into our communities may have
that privilege on Tuesday evening
'at 8 o’clock in the First Metho
dist church.
At that time the Governor will
_be presented by the new Mid-
Columbia Council of Churches
following its first annual meeting.
Governor Langlie, himself an ar
dent churchman, according to the
ministers of the Council, is ex
pected to speak upon several
phases of social and moral prob
lems, especially as they _have and
will affect communities where
war activities have brought large
concentrations of people.
According to announcements
made early this week, groups of
citizens are planning to be pres
ent from all adjacent communities
of the industrial. region and from
Walla Walla. The local committee
of Kennewick ministers is maki
ing plans for a capacity crowd
and expect to have the church
well packed for the occasion.
Preceeding the 8 o’clock meet
ing, the ministers and representa
tives of the various churches of
the district will meet at dinner at
6:30 in the dining hall of the
church for the first annual ses
sion of that body. Principal busi
ness of the meeting will be the
election of officers and the com
pletion of the organization set-up
which was begun this summer.
Rev. Charles Hatton of Pasco,
temporary chairman will preside.
Rev. Lee W. Dyson will present
the report for the nominating
committtee. Governor Langlie
and his party will be dinner
guests. The Methodist ladies have
the dinner arrangements in
Attorney Mark M. Moulton of
Kennewick, new president at the
Washington State Bar Association,
.and prominent churchman, has
been selected to present the Gov
ernor in the evening meeting.
Several others from the region
will have parts in the program
including, Rev. Charles M. Flem
ing of Prosser, Rev. W. I. Wat
son of Connell, Rev. Oliver M.
Adams of Pasco and Claude Cow;
dy of Walla Walla, outstanding
soloist and chorister for the eve
ning. Rev. John B. Coan of Ken
newick is chairman of the com
mittee on program and arrange
All churches of the region have
been invited to participate in the
Council dinner meeting whether
they have taken formal action to
become member groups or not.
Each is entitled to four voting rep
resentatives besides the pastor,
but any number of church folk
are invited conditioned upon their
reservations for the dinner being
in by Monday evening, it was
Jim Mokler who is' stationed at
Farragut, Idaho, was home for a
few days the past week.
To Hold Hearing
0n Trailer-Camp
Ordinance ‘
Residents all to have
chance to permit trailer
parking in area
Eight or 10 residents of the Gar
den Tracts attended the meeting
of the city council Tuesday night
and it began to look like another
interesting time for the local re
porters. . However, no fireworks
developed and no stories were un
covered as all of the visitors spoke
for the privilege of displaying
their patriotism by allowing trail
ers to park On their property.
There were no objectors to the
plan in the ordinance.
The council, however, didn’t
wax enthusiastic to a degree. Fol
10wing the testimony of one after
another as Mayor Amon called up
on them, the council agreed that
the battle was not of their choos
ing—that it shouldn’t have been,
in the first place. The council
felt that they were merely doing
what the residents of the section
wanted when they passed the orig
inal zoning ordinance and now
\apparently some of the people af
fected wanted it changed for the
‘emergency. .
The zoning ordinance calls for
a public hearing upon any ques
tions calling for changes. ' This
notice was to be issued by the
city planning commission. This
action was not taken when the
question first came up because
of the time and trouble involved
in giving each property owner
written notice of the hearing.
Now, however, the council [has
ordered the hearing to be held
and the notices, will be mailed as
soon as the planning commission
can secsure the mailing addresses
of the property owners in the
area affected by the change. .
Packing Houses
In La]! Between-
Crops: Need H 611)
_Canneries could use
night shifts if help
were available
Freezing of peaches will be: con
cluded at the local branch of the
Cascade Frozen Foods this week,
following which the plant will
be shut down for a change over
to start the spinach season. The
help situation at this particular
plant is therefore eased up at the
moment, but an even larger crew
will be needed for the next crop,
Manager Lynn Wadsworth told
the chamber of commerce this
He said that but for the help
of the women in the community
who responded nobly to their ap
peals, many tons of fruit wouldn’t
have been saved. He expressed
his appreciation to the women
for their aid during the recent
weeks, but hoped that they would
all come back to help with the
Popeye Rejuvenator.
‘At the Walla Walla cannery, ac
cording to manager Gus Parlier,
they have ample help during the
day shift where over 100 women
are on the job each day, but
stated that the tonnage could be
greatly increased if he could se
cure help for the evening shift.
They were also temporarily short
of man power.
Bert Moores, speaking , for the,
Kennewick Cannery, said that
their crews were all working full
time and for the moment had
sufficient help to operate at cap
J. H. Cox is New
lst Ward Councilman
Councilman Joe Stradling re
cently resigned from his uncush
ioned seat at the council table
to accept a job as street commis
sioner. For a month 0r two the
position has been vacant, but
Tuesday night J . H. Cox was
appointed to the position by the
Mayor, approved by the council
and sworn in by the city clerk.
Mr. Cox took the seat vacated
by Mr. Stradling and apparently
had a wonderful time at his first
session. .
While the new city dad didn’t
have anything to say during the
session, he started right off the
bat by busting a precedent. His
position rates a fee of $lO a
month for attendance at the meet
ings. He said he 'had accepted the
job only upon the express condi
dition that he could refuse to ac
cept any par. ‘
Ration Calendar for
BOOK 1 .
Sugar—Stamp No. 14 (5 lbs.)
valid through November 1.
Stamps 15 and 16 (5 lbs. ea.)
valid through October 31. 3
Shoes—Stamp No. 13 (1 pr.)
valid through October 31.
BOOK 1! «
Canned goodFßlue stamps R.
S. 'l'. valid through September
20. U. V. W. September 1 to
October 20.
Meats and Fats—Red stamps x.
Y. 2. through October 20.
soon" In -
Brown stamps (16 pts.)-—A Sept.
12 to' Oct. 2. B. Sept. 13 to
Oct. 2. C. Sept. 26 to Oct. 30.
A gasoline coupons No. 7 good
for 4 gallons through Sept. 21.
coupons is every 6 months.
Tire inspection for holders of A
B and C gasoline coupons good
three months from date of is
suance. B tire inspection every
tour months. C tire inspection
every three months. 'l' tire in-p‘
spection every 3 months or, \
5000 miles of driving.
’ run. on.
Coupons No. 5 expire Sept.
‘ Application for heating oil will
be accepted after September 15.
' ormca nouns ‘
3:30- 4:30 Monday thru Friday.
3:30-12:30 Saturday.
3:00-10:00 Wednesday evening.
City Valuations Up
By $103,000 :9: ’44
For assessment purposes, the
county treasurer has again given
Kennewick an increase in valua
tions for this year of more than
slospmrwr.the..figuressfor last
year. These figures were present
ed at the regular meeting of
the city council Tuesday night at
which time the preliminary bud
get for the coping year was
adopted. .
Actually, the valuation should
be about doubled, the council
men figure, but inasmuch as real
property is reassessed. only every
other year, the many new build
ings erected here this year will
not show on the rolls until next
year, when the new assessments
are made, and then the taxes will
not be available for use until the
following year— 1945.
Big loos! In
Local Bond fluoia
Benton County will receive
credit for $15,000 on its Third
War‘ Loan quota for bonds pur
chased by Pacific Power 8: Light
Company, ,it was announced to
day by Roy Skill, district man
“The company is putting a total
$500,000 into war bonds in the
present campaign,” Skill said.
“These are‘ funds which normally
would be' Lsed for additions and
improvements. Now, of course,
wartime shortages of materials
limit construction to bare essen
tials, so we are putting the money
into the safest investment in the
world, U. S. War Bonds. After
the war this nest-egg will help
provide for the post-war expan
sion of our power facilities to
serve a growing region.“
Each county in Which the com
pany operates is being credited
with its share of the total pur
Change Ration Methods
0n Track-type Tractors
Rationing methods on crawler
type tractors for farm use are
being changed on September 1
when state quotas will be put in
to operation. Farmers will still
file their applications with the
County War Boards who will
make recommendations and for-
ward them to the ._ State .War
Board. Only as many applica
tion will be‘ forwarded from the
State for ' a 1 approval in Wash
ington as th re are tractors in the
quota. The urpose of this plan,
according to information received
by the local War Board, is to de
centralize e authority for the
granting of reference ratings for
the purchas of track—laying trac
tors. '
Next Year's City
Budget Doubled
Prom Increase
Valuatlon increases but
so do expenses in all
Kennewick’s growing pains
were acutely in evidence Tuesday
night when the city council began
to prepare the budget for next
year. After the figures were all‘
in from each of the several de
partments it was discovered that
the total was almost exactly
double the highest previous budget
—that of last year when the total
"was $36,000. This year’s figures
top $72,000.
As this figure is some 12 or 15
thousand dollars more than the
city’s estimated income from re
serves, taxes and everything else,
the city’s financial condition
looked dubious until it was dis
covered'that finally the back taxes
paid by the railroads a couple of
years ago, could now become
usable. Foreseeing another size
able jump in next year’s require
!ments, the council took into con
sideration the rapidly increasing
housing facilities and other addi
tions, but found that while the}
new stuff would be assessed, the
tax mdney would not become
available until the following year.
Tentative plans include enlarg
ing the police force, adding anoth
er police car, installation of two-.
way radio, a doubling of the park
funds, increases in the salaries of
elective offices, etc.
Figures in the preliminary
budget can be revised downward
on final approval, but not in
creased over the preliminary
budget. The public may review
the figures submitted and pro
test or approve at the final session.
Under the circumstances the
chances for a reduction in the levy
ifor next year appears impossible.
Grape Harvest on
211111.319 Beast-.. ..
In Growers Price
Local plant starting on
season’s run; no fresh
fruit sales
I A ceiling price of $45 a ton for
Concord grapes has been set and
the local plant is paying that
lfigul‘e at the plant. This is a full
‘SO percent increase over the price
‘paid last year and nearly double
Ithe customary price during recent-
Lvears of $25 per ton.
' Because of the short grape crop
throughout the country, there has
also been placed a ban on the sale
10f fresh grapes or for use other
than for food purposes. Grow
ers are limited to the sale of not
more than 100 pounds to other
than processors. .
‘ Representatives of the Church
Grape Juice Co. today stated that
harvesting of their vineyards had
been started. Because of a tem
porary shortage of labor at the
plant, they had pickers enough
at the moment to keep the plant
busy, but as soon as extra help;
could be put on at the plant, addi
tional help would be needed in!
cutting the grapes in the fields.
The new ceiling price is a sub
stantial boom for the growers
and the local plant indicated that
they would be able to take on in
pendent growers throughout the
district, in addition oto their own
product and that of the growers
already under contract.
The price quoted last year was
$27.50 per ton, but by the time
the bonuses were paid, the price‘
was S3O per ton. The average‘
price over a 10-year period has‘
been about $25 per ton. 1
Business Girls to
Entertain State President
Kennewick Business and Pro
fessional Women met at the .home
of Tommy Simmelink, president,
on Wednesday night. Plans were
made to entertain the state presi
dent this comin'g Sunday, Sept,
26th at the Masonic Temple at
7:30 p.m. All members should be
present to hear the important
message she will give us.
Clinton E. Silliman, R. M. 2/c,
who has been stationed at a radio
station near Seattle the past year
spent Thursday and Friday at the
home of his parents Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Silliman. Clinton is leaving
on the 28th for St. Louis, Mo.,
for two weeks when he will be
sent to New Orleans where he will
take up Cadet training.
Resident of the Highlands. Terry
is now stationed at the Pasco, base.
Finley Grange Will Give;
Booster Night Program
Finley—Grange will meet Fri
day night, September 24th at the
grange hall. The booster night
prom-am will be held. Lunch will
be served by the committee.
~ Edna Whitney, who has been
ill was able to return to school
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Birdwell and
daughter Mary were Walla Walla
yisitors Thursday.
; Miss Mary Birdwell left Sat
urday 'for Thomton where she
will enter the high school. She
will stay with her sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John
Is Football Opener
Here Tonight
The Kennewick Lions will open
the 1943 football season with Pas
co as their opponent. The game
will be played in the Kennewick
Lions’ den tonight at 8 o’clock.
. Coach Jones has approximately
35 boys turning out with most of
them being sopohomores and jun
iors. The only regular returning
this year is Kenny Schmidt, who
KrillbéfullminE‘lfis old job at
center. Howexier, Coach Jones is
counting on Adams, Kauth, Sim
sen and Staley, who saw consid;
erable action last year. ,
Boldt, Wyatt. Coffey, Culliton,
D. McCalmont, R. McCalmont,
Crutcher, Gilbert, Giles, Smith,
Smith, Miller, Durkee, Thrasher,
Lee; Kennedy, Doyle, Silliman and
Quast are all striving to be on the
starting lineup.
Season's Schedule
Sept. 24 Pasco at Kennewick
Oct. 1 Hemiston at Kennewick
Oct. 8, Grandview there (tentative)
Oct. 22 Cle Elum at Kennewick
Oct. 15 Ellensburg at Ellensburg
Oct. 29 Hemiston at Hermiston
Nov. 5 Prosser at Kennewick
Nov. 11 Pasco at Pasco
These are night game: except Oct.
8, and 29 and Nov. 11.
Local Penney Store Buys $4,000 Worth of Bonds;
Tops Own Quota by Third on M_¢_m_thly Sales __ .__
f Manager Lou Langworthy ot‘
jthe local J. C. Penney store is
ibursting with pride over the rec
ord his employees made in the
recent , bond drive. The store‘s
quota of sales was $16,000 worth
of bonds to be sold by employees
during the month. Actual figure;
showed that the quota was topped
were revealed they had sold more
than $22,000 worth of bonds. 1
The national chain did equalxyl
well in their campaign. With a;
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the campaign, Manager Lang
worthy this noon handed over to
Alfred Amon a check for four
thousand dollars as 'the local
store’s purchase of bonds. In the
’Slate Orders
Immediate Plans
To Clean Water
Simple chloxmation not
SllfflClellt, state board
writes to suppliers
Copies of letters written to the
Highlands domestic water depart
ment and to the Pacific Power 8:
Light Co. were read at the coun
cil meeting Tuesday evening. The
letters were from the state board
of health and called attention to
the polution and turbidity of the
water of the Columbia river, the
source of supply for both projects.
the letter demanded, in the
name of the public health that
both institutions make immediate
plans for filtration plants, claim
ing that simple chlorination was
not sutticient protection under the
degree of turbidity now being
For °the past several weeks the
water supplied by the local sys
tems, both here and at Pasco has
been terrible, according to the dis
cussion at the council. No doubt
tering of the water and the city
‘was anxious that immediate steps
‘be taken to make the suggested
[corrections No information as to
what either the Highlands plant
or the local supply would do was
obtainable for the meeting.
~ In the discussion following the
reading of the letters, it was sug
gested that the two projects com
bine and use one plant for both,
or that the city purchase water
wholesale from the Highlands
plant. which with the added reve
nue could then get the water sup
ply from wells and use a single
filtration plant for the whole area.
Water tor domestic use is now
chlorinated at both the Highlands
and the Pacific Power 8: Light
Co. plants. Water for both is tak
en from the Columbia. river, where
polution is increasing due to the
added population up the river.
Former Resident Killed
In Highway Accident .
Word has just been received 10-
cally of the tragic death Sunday
of Samuel E. Cosslett, former
Kennewick resident. Crosslett was
the son of Mrs. Ralph W. And
erson, now of Beaux Arts, Wash.,
where the funeral services were
held Wednesday. Crosslett at
tended Kennewick high school
and soon after leaving school
joined the navy in 1935. He and
a young women were walking
along a highway on the coast
when he was struck by a passing
ear and instantly killed.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Smith are
the parents of twins born Sept.
20th at the Pasco hospital. The
yum lady weighed 7% pounds
and the young man 6% pounds.
quota of ten million dollars the
stones sold a total of $42,335,000
worth of bonds. In this one month
the stores sold 25 per cent more
bonds than merchandise through
outthesystem. Intermsofwar
equipment this meant 500 fighter
planes, 200 light tanks, 5 de
wstroyers and five submarines. As
‘1 result of the success of the
drive Secretary of the Treasury
Morgantheau sent them the fol
lowing congratulatory telegram,
commending them on the out
standing achievement.
presentation, Mr. Langworthy
commented upon the splendid
record his employees had made
each community throughout the
United States were each contrib.
ning to the local bond drives.
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