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“Thug,“ probably next will
the ban on food subsidies—
fi what will Mr. Roosevelt do
M with the fourth term vote
mmpaisn underway, with his la
bot campaign manager, Phil Mur
. m pleading for steel wage in
wise. and the consumers groan
ing ”dim, about prices?
. The generally pubhshed suppo
so.; has been that he will veto
the ban and continue to pay the
midde free treasury money
to hold wholesale prices down
while slipping an increase to the
W The congressional and
farm leaders naturally heard
about this, and have made private
plans t 5 squeeze him around to
their way. ,
His OPA authority expires July
1’ shortly before his renomination.
-If he vetoeshis ban, they intend
to slip another into the GPA bill
which he cannot veto without
losing his whole price regulation
p Certainly!!! jhe newly gener
ated amnion heat here
abouts theretore. already is being
turned on the Senate to get a
compromise 'which will extricate
the White House from its worst,
political predicament. l
Lately, reports have come in
m (beam Belt indicating the ‘
men in the fields were .not so!
strong against Roosevelt, but alll
evildenee locally suggests the con-l
trary. The farm organization
leaders here have been off the
iront page: lately, but their ire
hm not diminished, nor hastheir'
intention to circumvent FDR.
rc- PM Up
True, nearly all farm prices are
3v above official parity. Also,
' administration has been quiet
ments” Flour, V most important
lam food product, has been
slipped into the subsidy list, as
has grapefruit juice.
Moreover, his Commodity Cred
it corporation has been function
ing all along in a quieter subsidy
way with price stabilization loans
and buying.
Conspicuously, Agriculture Sec
retary Wickard has come out with
a new postwar farm program,
which sounds big—postwar pro
duction greater even than now.
But all these efforts have a moldy
tmderside, which the farm con
gressmen say will guarantee a
heavy majority against FDR in‘
farm states.
The Wickard program can be
accepted as the Democratic plank
in the platform to be adopted in
Chicago, but an analysis will show
it contemplates consolidation of
small farm units into larger opera
tions and abandonment of acreage
on those crops which ,can be pro
duced more cheaply offshore, pre
sumably meats (Canada, Argen
tina, Mexico) and oils from around
the world—this to be done to
strengthen friendly relations with
f‘ll'fiign peoples and promote world
“Also, the politics of the" food
subs“! program appeals only to
the class of farmers who do not
pay taxes or buy bonds, apparent
ly the smallest of the small. To
them only is it gravy. The others
realize they are paying part of
their own subsidies in taxation.
Obviously, as smart a political
manipulator as Mr. Roosevelt is
“Pt 80in: to let this adverse situa
hon go into the campaign. What
Will -he do?
If he gives Phil Murray the steel
wage increase, he win have to give
the farmers some more price in
m. and, in either event, he
will alienate the consumers who
are the biggest bloc of voters.
Ordinarily, you would think he
would just let farm prices gradu
ally rise until election day (the
“5301116117 way), but this too will
entll difficulties with labor and
Sonsumers. Usually, his technique
‘3 to give all claimants a little bit,
but this would be difficult in the
RMt tight wage-price condi
‘lon. and probably would please
no one.
a: 4. a: .
A lady recently came to me with
the rumor that “they are not go
mg to pay off on Series E bonds,
but only on the others.” There are
60.!nillion American citizens now
hOlding War bonds, nearly half the
cellsllß of men, women and chil
fin- Do you think this govern
at is ever going against the in
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Plan Permanent
Memorial [or
Those in Service
Names to be posted on
big board in prom
inent location.
As a memorial honoring the 10-
cal boys and girls in the armed
services, civic clubs are planning
the erection of a huge sign board
on the main street, where it is
to remain fOr the duration, after
ward to be moved as a permanent
memorial to a site in the city
The plan, endorsed by the
American Legion post, the Ki
wanis, Highland Improvement
clubs and the chamber of com-i
merce, is to erect a huge bill}
board, some 20 feet long and eight,
feet high, with the names of those}
in the service painted in letters at‘
least one inch high. The several
services will be indicated, as well
as space for the girls who have
or will enter the WAVES, WACS,
SPARS, etc.
The board, according to present
plans, will be lighted with either
indirect or flood lighting and will
be maintained for the duration.
More than 400 names are already
available for posting and it is
the plan of the sponsors to have
the list contain the names. of every
boy or girl in the services who
claims Kennewick as home, re.
gardless of whether or not the en
listment came from Benton coun
ty. A campaign to secure a com
plete list -.. will soon be ‘ under
taken. It is the desire of the
committee that not a single name
eligible be omitted from. the list
—and as .the new men and wom
en join up their names will be
added. ~
At the end of the main board
there will be. a glass enclosed pan;
el. These special compartments
will contain the names of those
who rate ~,.'81~ noticeinl one
kind or anog‘e‘r’. ["«fie‘antime, the
committees are considering loca
tions, costs, etc. It is possible tlfiat
it will be n t ask or
individual cOntribfitiétrmsgin which
case further publicity will be giv
en as to location of solicitors, etc.
Ollicials Planning
To Care [or More
Trailer Locations
Seek facilities for up
wards of 2,000 units;
favor housing project
Local health and housing auth
orities have been warned that
upwards of two thousand more
trailers are due to arrive in this
community shortly and provisions
must be made for their care.
State and federal officials are
in Kennewick today to select pos
sible sites for their location, which
must conform to all ' health and
policing regulations; An invest
igation this morning disclosed but
one location in the community,
where any considerable numbers
of trailers could be located ad
jacent to water and sewer facili
ties. The site tentatively selected
was to the south and west of
the new federal housing unit
south of town. Here, with the
new 100,000 gallon water tower
bing erected, the fire and water
items could be taken care of and
the units could be handled with
the new sewer line c‘cnstructed
for the housing unit.
Because of the urgency and the
immediate need the housing auth
ority and the city government has
agreed to not raise objections to
the placing of the units there but
strictly for the emergency only.
Dr. Tudor, health officer for the
city and Benton and Franklin
counties, was guest speaker at
the chamber of commerce lunch
eon this noon and told of the seri—
ous health menace of the camps
along the river .above the city’s
domestic water intakes. This sit
uation, he' said, would have to
comply with all reasonable health
regulations or they would be com
pelled to close. He is having a
meeting with the camp managers
tomorrow to explain in detail just
what those requirements will be.
Those who can comply will be
encouraged, while those unable,
on account of physical or other
reasons, will be closed.
Mrs. Elsie Walters entertained
Wednesday evening with bridge;
High score was held by Mrs.
Winkinwerder, Mrs. Whyte from
Richland was an out-of-town
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Helm
of the Highlands, Bill has been
taking special training on big air
planes. He is home on a short
furlough. He has been assigned
to the new P-61, the speedy night
”fighter, which. has not yet been
put into service on the battle
fronts. He had a terrifying ex
perience on his way home when
the B-17 in which he was “bum
ming” a ride, crashed on landing,
killing a naval officer and in
juring all on board but Bill, who
escaped with a wrenched knee.
His escape was too narrow to be
fun, though.
Pasco Base Adds
Dive Bomb Area
A new bombing range to be
used in connection with opera
tional activities of the Naval Air
Station, Pasco, will be opened
for use immediately, Commander
B. B. Smith, commanding officer
of the station, announCed today.
' The area consists of approxi
mately 25 square miles in Frank
lin county, northeast of Pasco,
and somewhat south of Eltopia.
“Dive and glide bombing starts
Friday, February 25': Commander
Smith 'said, “and because of the
dangerous character of this oper
ation it will be necessary to en
tirely close this area for public
These planes traveling over 400
miles an hour would not allow
time for persons to escape from
the line of fire it they are in the
area. .
Appropriate pylon markers
have been installed and the entire
area posted, not only against civi
lian trespass but to clearly show
Navy pilots engaged in opera
tions over the area the bounds of
the range.
Seaman, on Furlough
Has Many Experiences
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin K. Dallman
are enjoying a visit with their
son E. LaVeme Dallman, MMI/c,
USN, who has been in the South
Pacific area for the past two
He first served on the USS Vin
cennes which was sunk in Aug.,
1942. Was then stationed at Well
ington, New Zealand, and the past
six months on Guadalcanal where
he was with the boat repair unit.
The Dallmans are newcomers
to this vicinity having moved
here last summer from Echo, Ore.,
but formerly having lived at
Ellensburg. Mr. Dallman is an
electrician foreman for Newberry,
Chandler & Lord at Richland. . '
Tony Mayer of Palouse is
spending a couple of days in Ken
newick. He has sold his farm in
Palouse and is again looking for
a place to locate. He says he has
never found people as friendly as
they are here.
Profisgonglls CluTnien
HOW to Handle Germany
“What Shall We Do With Ger-i
many?” was the topic of a very;
interesting talk Tuesday. noon by
Prof. Blankenship, of the faculty
of the University of Washington,
before the local Kiwanis club.
Prof. Blankenship endorsed the
idea suggested by Ambassador
Gerards whose proposal that about
9000 of the German Junkers class
be executed. -A decisive defeat
of the German army; an actual
invasion of Germany proper and
the destruction of German cities
must all be accomplished before
there would be any use whatever
in establishing an economic and
military rule to carry for at least
a generation.
Following the talk, the pro
fessor answered several questions
concerning the situation existing
in Germany today.
Residents of Olmsted addition.
east of Brenner's corner. are
warned of a shut-oft of domes
tic water for most of the day
next Saturday. Resumption of
service will be made just as
soonaspossible. 'l‘liecutisto
permit connections in the Vine
yard addition at the west city
Waller Duranly
To Be Speaker “on
Lecture Codrse
.. Famous correspondent
to talk on Russia and
post-war Europe
Walter Duranty, famous foreign
correspondent for the. N.Y. Times
and the North American News
paper Alliance and, author of
“The Kremlin and The People”
will lecture here on' Wednesday,
March 1, at the high ischool audi
torium as the fifth number on the
winter course. His ‘subject will
be “Russia and Post-War Europe.”
When Mr. Duranty.‘ returned to
America from Russia and the Far
East, he had been abSent from the
United States four years, during
which time he was ,in virtually
every capital in Mile, and in
and out of Russia repeatedly, in
Istanbul and Ankara and then,
taking the Trans-Siberian railway,
he. crossed to Vladivostok and
went on to Tokio. ‘He stayed in
Japan for six weeks, before sail
ing for San Francisco.
This famous correspondent, who
covered World War '1 as well as
most of the important events in
Eastern Europe during the past
20 years, believes that the strug
gle on the Eastern Front will be
the decisive battle of-_.the war.
In his lecture here; Mr. Duranty
will discuss the latest develop
ments in Russia and in the in
ternational situation generally,
bringing to his fission inci
dents, anecdotes,-- .' information
gleaned from his own extensive
experiences among the Soviets.
Mr. Duranty was born in Liv
erpool, Eng., and was educated
at Harrow, Bedford and Cam
bridge. He then joined the Euro
pean service of the NeW- York
Times and. covered World War I,
first on the Eastern Front and
then in France. In 1921 he was
sent to Moscow by the N.Y. Times
and was stationed there until 1934.
Since that time, he has roamed
the globe at will,‘ writing special
articles for the NANA, for Col
lier’s and for The Atlantic, as well
as for the N.Y. Times. His recent
book on Russia is a sequel to his
earlier best-seller “I Write As I
Please” and brings the story of
his experiences and observations
in Russia up to the present.
Mr. Duranty 'now makes his
home on the West Coast. He is
slight, blond and genial and says
that he is never happier than
when he is “going places, seeing
things and talking to people.”
Farmers Urged to Attend
Special Program Meeting
i The AAA committee has ar
ranged for another meeting to be
held in the Triple ‘A’ assembly
‘room in Kennewick Feb. 26 from
1 to 9 p.m. for the convenience
of those farmers who were unable
to attend the first signup meeting
and report their intended 1944
crops and livestock.
This information turned in by
the farmers on their 1944 crops
and livestock is tabulated from
each county to make a state total
and is submitted to Washington,
D. C., which is really an inven
tory of the food to be raised in
1944, and-is of vital interest to
the different departments there in
planning their war efforts.
There are several changes in
the Triple A program for 1944
and payments will be considerably
ilarger than in past years. Some
‘of the new practices are of ut
‘most importance to you in main
‘taining good farming practices. -
‘ We urge you to avail yourself
{of this opportunity to signup for
the War Food Production and
>Triple ‘A’ programs. ‘
Chapter @Q, Kennewick PEO,
served the Yunday night supper
at the USfl building in Pasco,
with a‘ co 'ttee under chair
manship of Mrs. Lawrence Scott.
Mrs. W. S.’Washburn, Mrs. Walter
Knowles, Mrs. Paul Stone, Mrs.
Julia Hemenway and Mrs. Frank
Green were the rest of the corn
mjttee. There was a musical pro
gram during the evening.
Home on a short furlough from
Hutchinson, Kans., Bill, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Rokkan of
this city, has been giving ad
vanced training to students at
the Kansas field. He expects to
be sent to Chicago upon his re
turn to duty. He formerly was
stationed as a teacher at the
Pasco base.
District 100? '
Session at Kiona
The eight IOOF lodges of dis
trict 21 were well represented at
the Kiona meeting Tuesday night.
The meeting was opened by the
Kiona lodge and then turned over
to the district officers with Harry
Kendall in charge as the presi
dent. The feature event of the
evening was the exemplification
of the initiatory degree by a staff
selected from various lodges.
Clyde Higley was in charge of the
degree and chose for his staff
seven members from the Kiona
lodge, six from Kennewick and
five from Pasco. After the degree
work, a number of subjects of
interest to the district and to the
lodges were discussed “together
.with‘ theisele‘ctionfih a meeting
place for next year.“ Kiona lodge
consented to entertain the district
meeting again next year because
of its central location. The new
officers selected for the coming
year are president, Clyde Higley,
Kennewick; vice president, Ever
ett Asher, Kiona; re-elected offi
cers are secretary, Otto Olds,
Connell, and treasurer, Sam Dav
enport, Pasco.
The meeting was preceded by
a chicken dinner served by the
Kiona Rebekahs who well de
served the special vote of thanks
given them by the members of
the district association. The Wash
ington birthday motif was fea
tured for the table decorations and
the attractive display was note
worthy. The ladies in charge of
the dinner were Mrs. T. I. Everett,
Mrs. G. W. Wilson and Mrs. L. H.
Kendall The table were in charge
of Mrs. H. Troupe and Mrs. W.
Select Key Workers
For Red Cross Drive
.Key workers for this district in
the Annual Red Cross drive which
will start March 6, as selected by
Mrs. S. S. McHenry, local hcair
man are: Wesdames J. R. Ayers,
P. 0. Stone, Wayne Huston, Lane
K. Larson, Milton Libby, Frank
Mason, William Blair, 0. P. Miller,
George D. Peters, H. E. Oliver, W.
R. Weigand, James Johnston,
Herbert Misner, Ben Van Patten,
Jack Craford, John Ferguson, W.
S. Green, Phil Trier, Bud Larliin,
Alfred Amon and Miss Lena
The meeting to distribute work
ing material and to receive in
structions will be held next Tues
day, Feb. 29, in the banquet room
at the Grill. The county chair
man for the drive will be E. D.
Re—ad ’éodiier-Reporter Ads
Form School Boy Patrol
For Traffic Control
Increasing traffic hazards hasl
caused the organization of a school 1
boy patrol at the local school. The‘
patrol was sworn in early this
week and are now patrolling the
crossing at First Avenue and Day
ton streets as -well as the school
grounds and the street adjacent.
When the new housing units
nearby are occupied, there will
be an increasing need for traffic
patrol and the school is getting
ready for that emergency. Driv
ers are warned to obey the patrol
men, for they have full police
Cherries on Highlands Show
$967 Returns "on 179 Acres
To Hold Annual
T.B. Meeting at Prosser
I The annual meeting of the Ben
ton County Tuberculosis League
will be held March 3, 10:30 am.
in the Women's club rooms at the
Prosser library.
Mrs. Bethesda B. Buchanan,
state executive secretary from Se
attle will be present to help out
line a program for the coming
year which will be of much in
terest and benefit to the people
of Benton county.
All board members are urged to
attend and the public is cordially
Turkey School Hére
Tuesday, February 29
A turkey school has been sche
duled for Tuesday, February 29,
in the AAA assembly room in
Kennewick, beginning at ten in
the morning, with the afternoon
session closing at three, according
to the announcement of Waldo
W. Skuse, county agent, who
stated that the, purpose of the
school was to help turkey raisers
in the Benton and Franklin county
areas in the identification and
control of turkey diseases, and to
discuss turkey management prac
tices that result in additional pro
Speakers will be Fred W. Fra
sier, extension poultryman and
Dr. Glen Van Ness, assistant vet
erinarian of the Western Wash
ington Experiment Station. Mr.
Frasier will present phases of
management, while Dr. Van Ness
will cover disease identification,
as shown at the meeting by post
ing diseased birds.
It will be of much benefit to}
every turkey grower of the county ‘
to attend this school in Kenne-‘
wick. The first turkey school in}
the state was held at Kennewick
and this year six_others are beingl
held. This shows the need for
the schobl'andjujpesponse to ltrf
Industrial Experl
Sees Possibilities
For This Locality
Manufacturers eying
this area for post-war
plant locations .
Predicting big things in the way
of post-war development in the
territory served by Pacific Power
8: Light company. H. W. Derry,
imanager 'of the P.P.&L. new in
dustries department," was in Ken
newick Thursday conferring with
business and agricultural leaders
and gathering data on this area
for eastern industrialists seeking
western plant locations.
“Because the Pacific northwest’s
war industry boom has attracted,
thousands of new permanent resi-i
dents to both Washington and¢
Oregon, western markets have
taken on new significance to east
ern manufacturers and many of
them have definitely determined
to locate post-war plants in the
area," he said.
Pacific Power 8: Light company,
both through its new industries
department and through its post
war planning committee, is mak
ing a new survey of this territory’s
mum for the benefit of these
manufacturing enterprises that
are already investigating new 10-
cations for post-war‘manufactur
ing plants. .
At; least one phosphate plant
will definitely center post-war ex
pansion in the area and a number
of lime plants want more in
formation that may lead to the
establishment of entirely new in
dustries supplying agricultural
fertilizer, chemicals and building
materials, Derry said.
He has received direct inquiries
from a number of manufacturers
of both farm machinery and from
the plastic industries.
The PP&L new industries man
will leave Friday for a month's
trip through the mid-west and
east where he has appointments
with leading industrialists in Min
neapolis, Chicago. Detroit, Cleve
land, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, New
York and Washington. He will
attend the annual sessions of both
the National Farm Chemurgic
council and the American Indus
trial Development council.
Mr. and mm. Miller left Tues
day for their new home in Mil
ton, Ore.
Project Prqves
One of Best in
Entire County
Lettuce next best in
money value; grass
is biggest crop
The four thousand acres of land
under production in the High
lands unit averaged $231.24 per
acre, according to a crop report
recently issued by the Us. De
partment of Agriculture. Of the
crops listed, cherries topped the
entire list with an average per
acre production of $967.21. This
included the crops from 179 acres
which had an average production
of better than three tons per acre,
with a maximum of lox'tons.
The next highest producing crop
on the Highlands. as shown by
the report was the 20 acres of
lettuce which showed a return
of $516.75 per acre. The crop
gtmm’ one acre of rutabm showed
;a return of SSOO.
The largest crop grown on the
Highlands, both in the number of
acres and the value of the total
crop is asparagus. Slightly more
than 800 acres are in production
on the Highlands in this crop
which brought a grand total of
$215,831 for a production of 2.878,-
277 pounds. The average produc
tion was 3571 pounds per acre
Small fruit of which 7,210,844
pounds were produced, at an aver
age of 8846 per acre, brought to
the community $311,284. This
is at'an average per acre produc
tion of $373.24.
There are 837 acres of grapes
on the Highlands, but 120 acres
were not in production last year.
The 517 acres produced over six
million pounds, however, which
acre am or 213. ."The
average pubduction was 8478
pounds per acre, with a maximum
of six tons. These figures are far
above the national average.
Mint, one of the war industry
flops, was planted heavily on the
Highlands in‘the past year or two.
Last year there were 501 acres
in production, which produced
about 10 tons of oil. The aver
age production was 41.8 pounds
per acre, with the top figure
placed at 80 pounds. The average
price listed was $6 per pound,
which gave a total value to the
crop from the Highlands alone
of 3125.780, or a per acre pro
duction of $251.08.
The total area irrigated under
the project, 3838 acres, comprise
17? farms. In the entire district
there are but seven farms that
were not operated last year and
these comprise marginal land, or
land that was farmed by adjoin
ing property owners.
The gross income from these
farms was $870,833, which gives
an average per acre production
value of 9231234, considerably
higher than for any other irri
gated area in the United States.
Must Ask For
Pam Help Now
Farmers who expect to need
amide help in harvesting their
crops this season are urged to read
the advertisement on Page 4 of
this issue. A committee has been
selected to contract with the gov
ernment for transported farm la
bor and positive contracts must
be signed to secure this help.
As it requires 30 days’ notice,
farmers are asked to estimate
their needs at once and make their
requests early in the coming week
so thatthe labor may be on hand
whenneeded. Thisispartofthe
‘Food for Victory” campaign and
food will be more vital this year
than ever before. So all farmers
are urged to make plans to harvest
every bit of the crops they raise.
The Highlands club will serve
its annual dinner at the club house
Friday. Feb. 25 at 6:30. All High
landers are urged to be present
pan and a dessert. Anyone who
jar. This is an annual get-together
for all people on the Highlands
and the newcomers are urged to
attend and become better ac
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