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Dept. Establishes
Awards ior _ .
Civilian Employes
- The Hon. Henry L. Stirnson,
Secretary" of War, recently ’di
rected that service awards be con
ferred upon eligible civilian em
ployes of the War Department
throughout the United States in
acknowledgment of faithful and
meritorious. performance of duty.
In-the 0111th directive, Secretary
Stimson states that" “civilian em
‘ployes of the War Department are
contributing significantly to the
successful prosecuion of the war.”
Plans are now being made to
present the first of these awards
‘to civilian workers with appro
priate ceremonies early in Decem
. The decorations are being .es
tablished, according to Secretary
'Stirnson’s order, “in furtherance
'of the department’s policy to en
courage the continuance of the
ghighest individual effort and to
:recognize those civilians who have
aserved faithfully, meritoriously
:and exceptionally.” Arrangements
gfor the bestowal are under the di
rection of the secretary of war’s
Icouncil on personnel. The awards
:are authorized under an act of the
f7Bth Congress granting non-mone
"tary rewards in recognition of
*such services. ' -
3' Secretary Stimson‘s ' directive
provides that three different class
es of awards shall be presented to
eligible civilian employees of the
following agencies within the War
Department: Office of the Secre
tary_of War; Office of the Chief
of Staff; Army Air Forces; Army
Ground Forces, and Army Service
Forces: ,
The decorations will be in the
form of lapel ribbons, suitable fOr
wear on the coat or dress, and
will bear the emblem in colors of
the unitissuing the citation. The
ribbon is woven in blue and silver
colors. Additional strands of
braid at each end of the ribbon
will be used to denote the two
higher awards. When an employe
is presented more than one of the
awards, only the highest will be
worn. -
The three classes of awards and
the basis on which each is to be
conferred are:
l. Emblem for Civilian Service,
the basic pattern for all three
decorations, to be conferred on
all employes having a record of
six consecutive months of satis
factory service, or who are grant
ed one of the higher awards prior
to completion of six months serv
2. Emblem for Meritorious Civ
ilian Service will be granted auto
matically to all employes of the
War Department who have com
pleted 10 years of faithful and
satisfactory service within the de
partment, provision having been
made to the effect that time ab
sent from civilian duty occasioned
by military service will not con
stitute a break in consecutive
service, but will be credited to
wards the required 10 years.
service. ' 5
Others eligible include em
ployees who have been respons
ible for suggesting or developing
new methods or procedures;
achieved outstanding records of
satisfactory and faithful service
and devotion to duty; shown initi
ative in developing the skills of
employes, or those who have made
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important contributions to morale
building activities. ‘
The award of -. the Emblem for
Meritorious Civilian Service,
while it does not automatically
provide a meritorious in-grade
promotion, will be given added
weight by the reviewing commit
tee if the recipient is recommend
ed for such promotion! .
3. Emblem for Exceptional Civ-‘
ilian Service will be conferred by
the secretary of war himself or
his personal representative and
will be accompanied by a letter of
commendation or certificate with
a specific citation signed by the
secretary. This award will in it
self be considered justification for
a meritorious in-grade promotion,
and will be in recognition of ex-‘
ceptionally meritorious service
either within or beyond the call
of duty.
, Those eligible include employes
who have developed and improved
methods and procedures on a
broad scale which result in sub-‘
stantial improvements in econ
omy or efficiency to the War De
partment as a whole; employes
who have exhibited courage in
the face of danger while in the‘
performance of their duty and
have shown initiative in the say
ing of life or government prop
erty, and employes who have per
formed some outstanding service
not, otherwise covered by the
regulations, but, which, in the
opinion of the War Department
board on civilian awards, merits
departmental recognition. ' ‘
The secretary of war has dele
gated authority to commanding
officers of army installations to
confer the emblem for civilian
service 9n eligible employes under
their supervision.
It is the ‘plan of 'the War De
partment to provide suitable cere
monies in connection with bestow
al of all three classes of awards.
Powers Sell' Home;
Will Move to Idaho
Finley—Mr. and Mrs. Powers
sold their home on the west side'
of the highway to Mr. Pickle who
is employed with duPont. Mr.
and Mrs. Powers plan on moving
to Idaho in the near future.
Oscar Wanamaker arrived from
Coulee City Wednesday for a visit
with his sister, Mrs. Jack Craw
ford and family and will return
,Thursday evening.
Mrs. Wm. Green spent a week
in‘ Spokane visiting her mother
Mrs. L. V. Corfman and sister
Mrs. Terry Soth, returning .home
Mr. and 'Mrs. Clark Taylor are
here from Portland visiting their
parents Mr. and Mrs. Tim Taylor
and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Son
Mrs. Lucille West of Portland
has been visiting her parents Mr.
and Mrs. Tim Taylor, having now
returned to, her home. '
Dick Lee and wife spent Sun
day at the Lee Boutelle home.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy of the So.
Highlands have sold their places
to Kessler Campbell,, son of Wini
fred Campbell, and who has been
living on a wheat ranch in Horse
Heaven. Mr; .and Mrs. Campbell
will soon take possession as Mr.
and Mrs. Hardy are moving to
Michigan to their old home town.
Miss Jena Boutelle and Lt. Ude
of Seattle spent the week end
with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Boutelle. .
B'riquets made from sawdust and
coaldust are being used as coal
savers in Scotlahd. .
US 0 News
Around five hundred people,
service men and women and GSO
girls, .danced at Apple J ack’s
Joint at the USO club Thursday
night. Miss Cody Eaton decorated
the club with huge red apples
inhabited by worms with person
ality and smaller apples in top
hats and leafy bonnets. The walls
and ceiling were festooned with
red, white and green paper. The
tables around the floor were dec—
orated with red candles, dishes of
red apples, donated by Bill Ham
auer, petty officer third class, and
apple shapped menus, made by
Winnie Hawn. The girls trio,
consisting of Patty Eaton, LaDona
Dawe .and Penney Mullen, sang:
“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.”
Six pieces from the large base
orchestra furnished music for
dancing. The guests danced from
8:30 to 12:00. Mrs. Mabel Beck
came with Mrs. Casey to‘ help
with the hungry mob Thursday
night. She brought a most wel
come gift—some cans of tuna fish
for sandwiches. Mrs. Casey brot
some of her home-made dill pick
les. Along with pie and cake also
everything disappeared» before
the evening was over.
Mrs. Fred Huber brbught some
plates and glasses for the can
teen and lent her recorder attach
ment for Tuesday and Wednesday
nights when the juke box got
Saturday night a capacity
crowd danced to the juke box in
USO and played checkers, pi—
nochle, bridge, and ping pong.
About ten o’clock Commander B.
B. smith sent over a hugh mound
of wedding cake, chicken sand
wiches, and hors d’Oeuvres from
Lt. Comm. H. C. Ferguson’s wed
ding supper. '. ' ’ ,
Miss Moe, who teaches in Ken
newick, came over Tuesday night
and taught two new dances-The
Little BroWn Jug and a Schottisch.
The Pasco Women’s club served
the buffet supper last Sunday
night. Candles in jack o’lanterns
and yellow and orange flowers
decorated the tables spread with
delicious home-made sandwiches
and cakes. Mrs. Merle Arnold
was chairman. of the committee
consisting of Mrs... Chas. Barr,
Mrs. D. W. Neff, Mrs. Wendell
Brown, Mrs. S. E. 'Wilson, Mrs.
M. Swanson, Mrs L. L. Stringham,
Mrs. O. H. Olsen and Mrs. V.
Small. Mrs. Paul Blanton’s junior
violin sextet played for the pro
gram. Those taking part were
Joanne Stringham, Marilyn Arn
old, Naomi McClelland, Teddy
Perry, Bobby Ludlow, and Billy
Bruce: - o
Monday, Oct. 25: Bridge and
Tuesday: Square and informal
Wednesday: Bingo and games.
Thursday: Bon Voyage— Or
chestra, dancing, program at the
USO club. .
Sunday: Formal dancing to Joe
Richmand’s orchestra at the navy
base. All GSO girls invited.
Monday, Nov. 1: Opening of
the new USO building at 7:15 p.m.
AAA to Maintain
Spud Prices '
Price suport on the late potato
crop will be maintained chiefly
through the non-_recourse loan be
ing offered to growers, cooper
ative association of growers and
dealers, according to word just
received by the AAA committee,
in areas Where these loans are
available. .
In’certain areas and to a limited
extent, Food Distribution Admin
istration will assist through the
purchase of potatoes from grow.-
ers for diversion into starch. Pur-'
chases will be made at the equiva
lent support price for US. No. 2
grade, however; potatoes need not
be actually graded as growers will
be paid on the basis of the per
centage of potatOes in the lots
offered which meet grade speci
fications as determined in inspec
tion at the starch plants. .
Food Distribution Administra
tion will also, in some areas pur
chase potatoes in amounts which
can be efficiently distributed free
{to welfare cases, institutions, etc.
Such purchases and distribution,
therefore, will not exceed a total
of 2000 cars during the late potato
harvesting and marketing ,period.
Purchases for this purpose will
be made in areas without ade
quate, marketing or storage fa
cilities where prices fall below
support levVels. Purchases will not
be made in areas where the loan
program can fairly be said to
be available to producers. Coun
ty War Boards are responsible
for determining when‘ purchase
[assistance is necessary. Govern—
[ ment purchase is to be considered
as the last resort for selling pota
toes at price support levels, every
other means of marketing should.
be exhaused before a request for
FDA purchase is made.
Loans are available to Benton
County potato grewers through
the AAA office. Complete in
formation may be~ obtained by
writing or calling the office at
Hitiéfi Ts' fiitin—g' to go 213 m in
history while we’re just waiting
for him to go down.
Kirwan Predicts Plentiful
Postwar Opportunities
Cong. Michael J. Kirwan, back
home from a 30-day tour of virtu
allyv every important federal gov
ernment project in the Far West;
is convinced there will be plenty
of opportunities for Americans in
the postwar era.
He made his trip to study the
need for maintaining large gov
ernment jobs into which hundreds
of millions of dollars were poured
by the federal agencies in the last‘
decade. 1
“Western United States still pro
vides. us with a frontier, with un
developed resources and_ with
great opportunities for future de
velopment,” Kirwan said.-
’ “I was convinced of these facts
on my trip with two other mem
bers of the subcommittee on ap
propriations for the Interior De
partment, through all parts of the
West. It was my first trip to the
Pacific Coast in 33 years. The
great changes and vast improve-
Ministers Organize
Inter-City Group
Ministers of this immediate lo
cality, including Kennewick, Pas
co, Richland, Finley, Hover, Bur
bank, and other near communities
met last Friday afternoon in the
study of the Kennewick Metho
dist church and effected opening
steps for the organization of an
inter-city association.
' The new organization of mini
sters willé cooperate fully with the
recently Llaunched Mid-Columbia
Council 0 Churches, which covers
a larger area and included large
numbers of church laymen, wo
men and youth. Its principal
purpose and object will be to co
operate along lines of mutual ad
vantage and general promotion of
moral and religious matters in the
Committees were appointed last
week for drawing -up a plan of
organization and for the nomin
ating of officers. Regular' meet
ings are to be held on the first
and third Mondays at 10 a.m.
Rev. Leo. W. Dyson and Rev. R.
B. Holden. are on the committee
on constitution. Rev. P. J. Luvaas
is a member of the nominating
group. Rev. J. B. Coan was se—
lected to serve as acting chairman
and Rev; Gertrude Deßoer, as
Loan Program on
Spuds Liberalized
Liberalization of the potato loan
program to include all. varieties
and to allow loans on U. S. No. 2
potatoes was announced this week,
according to information received
in the AAA office.
Loans can now be made either
on the basis of U. S. No. l pota
toes in the lot at the full loan
rate, or on the basis of the quan
tity of potatoes in the lot grad
ing U. S. No. 2 of better at 60%
of the full loan rate, whichever
results in the higher loan. Loans
are still made on a field run basis
either bulked or sacked.
Previously the loan and support
price were applicable only to Bur
bank varieties, and only those lots
grading at least 50% U. S. No. l
were eligible for the loan.
Growers, dealers and .‘coopera
tive associalions are eligible for
the loan and should make their
application to the county AAA
committee 14: Kennewick.
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ments I saw in 1943 are but hints
of what can be done in the next
30 years.
“We visited Boulder Dam, Shas
ta Dam, Bonneville Dam and
Grand Coulee Dam. They are all
new and are just now beginning
to do their part in the building of
the West.
“Although they are new, these
great federal improvements are
responsible for one-half or more
of the war- production of the West
Coast. ’ The power from' these
makes aluminum for one-third of
our airplanes, powers the great
aircraft, shipbuilding and metal
lurgical plants from Canada to
Mexico, where nearly half of our
ships and planes are put together,
and operates chemieal and light
metals plants of many types, all
new and all doing war work.
“The few millions of dollars
pht into these great dams have
made the difference in the West
between being able to do- a great
deal toward winning the war, and
being able to do nothing.
“Great as is the contribution of
these projects to the war, how-'7
ever, the thing that intrigued me
most about them was the possi-‘
bilities they have opened for fu-‘
ture development. They will ir-*
rigate land and make new homes
for half a million people. ‘
“One has only to drive through
as we did, the tens of millions
of acres of deserts, to understand
how important it is to use the
western water to irrigate land and
make homes. That is our new
frontier, that and the new indus
rtial development of light metals
and chemicals and plastics that m;
bound to follow the great devel-i
opments in the West. 1
“I saw what those irrigated}
lands will do. Forty or 80 acresl
will produce a good living for a
farmer. , At Yakima, Wash., we
saw them growing beans, potatoes
and alfalfa on land that ‘was stilli
in, sagebrush on March 1, 1943.
They are making a real contribu- 1
tion to the war food needs of this 1
“I measured a peach from an“
irrigated orchard near Kennewick‘
and it was 13% inches in circum-‘
ference. We saw vineyards and;
asparagus fields and apple orch
ards, and towns 'and cities, all de- 3
veloped through irrigation in ani
area that 40 years ago was not‘
inhabited by anything but jackl
rabbits and rattlesnakes. ‘ '1
“Then we drove- across the Co
lumbia River and there began a
trip of 110 miles long, straight‘
north to Ephrata. All the time?
we were driving through dry land, {
some of it typical desert. That is}
the land that Grand' Coulee Dami
will irrigate. ‘
“It is as good laxid as there iSi
outdoors, but it is dry and nowT
produces nothing except a little‘
wheat around the edges. There
are 1,200,000 acres of first-class
irrigible land in this Columbia
Basin, and on that land, which
will be divided into 40, 60 and
80-acre plots, will be opportunities
for settlement and home building
for tens of thousands of boys who
will come home after the war, and
for thousands and thousands of
farmers. who have turned ship
,builders and aluminum workers
for the duration of the war.—
Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator.
Library Notes
Due to the greatly increased
circulation at the public library
the following new rules have been
adopted by the board and will
become effective Nov. 1:
Two books from the regular
shelves may be checked out on
each card.
One book Imm the rental col
lection to each individual, the fee
2c per day.
Two magazines checked out on
each card, and these may not be
Fines are 2c per day for books
overdue from the regular shelves
and for overdue magazines.
Books may not be renewed un
less they are brought to the li
brary to be rechecked.
All new borrowers will be
charged a deposit fee of sl. This
is a guarantee of return of ma
terial checked out, and will be
refunded any time the borrower
moves from the district.
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sary to have the slot in ~~
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