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ThursdiUv April 27, 1944
In By-Gone Days
Being Items Culled from Our
Files of Ten. Twenty, Thirty and
W Years Ago.
The Columbia Courier for April
29th, 1904 states that—Wilkie and
Dirckscn received their ice, stored
it in their ice house and will be
ready to deliver ice to the consum
ers Of congealed aqua during the
heated months.
That—lrrigation water came in
yesterday and a liberal supply is
flowing through the canal and all
That—The weather yesterday
and today cannot be duplicated
anywhere on the face of the earth.
That—The state commissioner of
agriculture lately has been at
North Yakima snperintending the
shipment of Yakima’s fruitexhibit
to the worlds fair at St. Louis. The
commissioner is enthusiastic over
Yakima county fruit and feels cer
tain that it will. carry off the prizes
for apples, peaches and grapes.
The Kennewick Courier for Apr.
”in, 1914 reports that—Strawber
es are beginning to ripen and the
publicity department of the com
mercial club is busy with plans
for the annual. strawberry jubilee
which will be given Friday eve
ning, May Bth.
That—Wm. Pastorius, who lives
near Finley, is entitled to th epalm
branch this year for the first ripe
strawberries. He brot his first
12%;; ones to town Saturday, Apr.
That—Kennewick asparagus is
on the run. Not in retreat, but in
a charge to the front. There is a
big demand for the local product
and within the past week the fob
Kennewick prices have advanced
ten cents a box and dealers are
still unable to fill their orders.
.19 2 4 .
' The Kennewick Courier-Report
er for April 1924 tells us that—The
membership of the Kennewick
We have complete service
and experienced mechan
ics to take care of your
car or pickup
Call or Write for amen:
Garland - Boyle
Oldsmobile Company
gun. as mu. Walla. Wash.
Our stock of auto part- is
increasing and you can find
u o ' needy everything you need.
’ N 0 'l' I C E !
The Highland ImproVement club wants the
names, addresses and branch of service for
every' Highlands boy or girl in the servlce.
Please call or phone the information to ..the
local printing office, for we don’t want to
miss a single one!
. ROBERT GRAGG, Secretary
ED RAY, Treasurer "
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\g§&:k l Its Enriched! ».-...
. . .To get the fullest food value from your
bread purchases is more important now than
ever before. Of this you can be sure— every
ounce of _ ‘
has the fullest measure of pure, energy
building ingredients. Make it a point to see
that every member of the family eats at
least TWO slices at every meal to keep well
and feel well. .
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Kennemcle BM
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commercial club is at one of the
high water marks in its history.
The membership has grown from
96 to 163. Not only is this the
highest membership total but there
is a larger percentage of former
members than ever bfore.
That—Owing to cooler weather
the Three Rivers Growers will be
able to roll only one car of aspara
gus this week. A carload went out
Tuesday to Minneapolis. It was
sold at $1.90 a crate fob Kenne
wick while the top price in the
Northwest markets was $1.75. Due
to the frost only 450 crates were
cut yesterday and cuttings will be
lighf‘ until the middle of next
wee .
That—Snoqualmie Pass was for
mally thrown open to traffic Tues
day morning, the earliest date on
record. The highway was not
(lags; to travel last year until May
g The Kennewick Courier-Report
;er for April 26th reports that—
_Smoke issued from the big smoke
gstack at the Kennewick Canning
|Co. plant today. It, however,-did
Enot mark the opening of the actual
loperations. The actual processing
.work will start Monday. About
|ISQ women will be started to work.
That—Beating all existing rec
ords ‘by nearly a week, the first
Kennewick’s famous red, ripe
strawberries were shipped from
here Sunday.
{ That—More than 150 delegates
‘are expected to arrive in Kenne
‘wick tomorrow to attend the Ki
lwanis district convention.
I That—The Kennewick Business
and Professional Womens club met
with Miss Bee Sherk Monday. The
ielection of officers held recently
iresulted in - re-election- of Velma
‘Nevlow as president; Bertha Fricke
vice president; Lena. Mains secre
tary and Florence Ring treasurer.
Cancel April Meeting -
Because of Spring Work
Locust Grove——Due to rush of
spring field work, the grange can
celled the last meeting of April.
The next meeting will be 'held as
Usual. Each member, town and
hills, is urged to attend, the ladies
bringing a dish towel and every
one prepared for an old fashioned
spelling bee.
Ted Reese, on the board of di
rectors for the Lutheran church in
the' district, was in Portland Mon
day and Tuesday representing his
church. En route he visited in
Hood River. , a h
Fred Simmelink and son Neil
were dinner guests Sunday at the.
Simmelink ranch.
Neil Simmelink was an over
night guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle
Simmelink last Sunday evening.
Walter Reese attended the Wal
ther League held in Sunnyside on
Sunday. .
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Farmers Can't See
Sense of Ceilings
As New Placed
Grangers protest to
congressman on way
mint was handled
Dear Mr. Holmes:
The Highlands Grange has a
membership of approximawa 125
members nearly all of‘ whom are
very much interested in the pro
duction, of peppermint oil as well
as other crops and we are writing
you through the Grange to see if it
is possible to get a clear idea
of the attitude of the government
towards small farmers in general.
Last fall at stilling time the gov
ernment placed a “freeze” order
against all mint oil and the only
method for a producer to _comply
with" the federal regulation and
secure financing for harvesting
and stilling expense was to take
warehouse receipts and get ad
vances against them. There was
a so-called ceiling by the GPA of
$5.50 which was not considered
fair by the producers considering
the exceedingly high costs of pro
ducing the last year’s crop. Al
though several agencies tried to
get OPA to put a ceiling more in
line with cost of production they
had no affect. The advances the
growers received were to Jan. 1,
1944, and if the grower did 3:111:
redeem his receipts by then e
oil went to the dealer making the
advances. There was no farmer
in this district able to get any
information that there was any
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still have the wrong 'slanton War help him do such things as build a .. ._ g” "M
Bonds. . home, send u. children a. school, and _ a, '
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' buy a Boat. they’re reme-donate And. finally.byinve-unr' themoney . ~ , W
their money to the war. that otherwise would be burning ahole , .3 '
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cause while buying Bonds it patriotic, m when they ‘m at m ‘ War ‘ ””7 g
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Govemmsnt pay for planes and tanks ’.‘?» ,
and guns, k.u 'm‘ ‘ pemnd we. ‘ i r "f - ¢-:-:.:.’~:5?:'?"‘5::‘ i
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about the most advantageous thing .9. ‘ .
you an possibly do with your money. . ‘ ‘ '2' t?” . .‘..
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You couldn’t make a safer invest- V i ‘ if
ment. The GoVernment and: backs . ~ .Agfig " '
every dollar you invest. . r, 3};
And. the Government pays a good. fig g?
sound rate ofinterest—you gets4back - 2W555Wm “ " § 3; ..
for every :53 you put in._ . ‘
That means that when the war is w v .:-
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For your convenience we are
open each Monday night. We
8 have many items of interest.
probability of the ceili gbneing
raised and many were advised
there probably would be a reduc
ition. We have been advised re
‘cently that the ceiling on mint oil
has been raised to $7 in effect on
April 4. The only object that we
can see in placing this ceiling in
effect previous to the marketing
of the new crop is to give the
dealers an additional S6OO per bar
rel as it is too late to increase
planting for the 1944 crop, the
dealers having about 99% of thel
1943 crop. Government regula-‘
tions permit the dealers to take 500:
per pound or S2OO per barrel for‘
buying and selling it wholesale,
he pays 5c per pound or S2O per
barrel to the local buyer and 5c
will cover transportation and in
surance to New York which is
the central market. Now the gov
ernment is giving him an addition
al S6OO per barrel on all this oil he 1
has on hand. 1
In cases where the government
changes the price of mint can it
not be provided that the increase
be retroactive so that the pro
ducer receives his proportional
share? This is not an isolated
case where the government has
stepped in and put the farmer at
a great disadvantage to dealers, it
being true in a number of our
products. Another example was
with onions last fall. They were
frozen by the government and
farmers could sell to only regular
dealers at 98c for 50 pound bags
in September. The first dealer
took 29c per bag, the next dealer
(an affiliate) too 54c per bag for
delivering to retailer and he took
$1.21 per bag. This‘was on onions
produced here and sold to mer
chants in Kennewick, the pro
ducer receiving 98c and the con
sumer paying $3 per bag. Note
the very wide spread between
the price received by the producer
and the price to the consumer.
Also remember that the producer
had much work and expense in
volved where the distributor had
very little and note the per
centage of increase. And yet the
farmer is blamed for skyrocketing
the cost of living.
‘ Now Mr. Holmes, we would like
to know if these and similar 'con
ditions are due to the wishes of
the Congress and it not what
agency of the government and
whence stems their authority and
finances? We were told last fall
that if we sold over 25 pounds of
onions to anyone that we had not
sold to the previous year and he
could not live more than 25 miles
from where the onions were pro
duced, we would be subject to
SIO,OOO fine or five years' im
prisonment or both.
This trend if it is continued.
is going to freeze out most of the
independent farmers in favor of
corporate taming which bypasses
most of the middlemen and due
to their financial resources, receive
the greatest consideration from
most of the government agents
with whom they have come in con
Is there anything that can be
done about such situations?
Yours truly, Kennewick High
lands Grange. No. 1037; presented
by the agricultural committee; ap
proved by the Kennewick High
lands Grange.
With undisguised glee. a iap
radio announcer dished out the
following news bulletin to his Nip
poneeo audience: -
'.'Arnericen women filming big
revolution. Everybody in Ameri
ca begging pistol pecking memes
to lay pistols down.”
Western Auto Supply
OLAV l. OTHEIM. Authorized Dealer
Pink Flowering Locust
Here's a beautiful new tree for street planting—an ut
tractive shade tree—and a beauty [or the home grounds or
landscapes. Where a quick growing, drought resistant tree
of great beauty is desired. plant our Dark Pink Flowering
Hardy and as rapid grower as Black Locust. which it
resembles in its ability to stand hard knocks, and in general
form and shape. However. it is much more colorful with
its long racemes of fragrant Bright. Dark Pink—almost Bod
flowers, covering the whole tree in spring. with recurrent
scattering blossoms throughout the summer. Best of all.
Here are the prices of the above, and what few other
items are still unsold. 5:1 .d your order and remittance and
prompt shipment will bc made. Stock is still good and dor
mant. .
Locust. dark pink ._...... 6ft. SI.OO each
” " " ...............7 ft. 1.50 each
" " " . ..8 ft. 1.75 each
Maple. Norway 6 ft. 1.50 each
Maple. Silver or Soft . 6 ft. 1.25 each
Sycamore. European . .6 ft. 2.00 each
Barberry, Thunbergi (doesn’t harbor wheat rust) .50 each
Butterfly Bush .50each
Quince. Red Flowering ......... . .65 each
Spirea, Van Houttei . .40 each
Weigelia, Rosea .80 each
Rose. Paul’s Scarlet Climber .60 each
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Washington Nurseries
Toppenish, Wash. ‘

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