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Fauna Holds.
Annual Election—
-0! (Miners _
3 top positions filled
with Fineyitgs; plan
post war actlvlties
Benton County Pomona Grange
elected the following officers at its
regular meeting, Nov. 11 at Krona
Bent/11%”, Ernest Sherry of Finley;
overseer, J. R. Ayers of Finley;
lecturer, Winnie Nunn of Finley;
steward, M. G. Clark of Kenne
wick Highlands; assxstant stew
ard, Harry Sandburg of Kennewrck
Highlands; chaplain, Mary Scortt
of Buena Vista; treasurer, F- E-
Dilling of Buena Vista; secretary,
1 Clark of Kennewick High
ds; gate keeper, William Nunn
of Finley; Ceres, Verna Jacobson
of Kiona-Benton; Pomona, Mar
jorie Taylor of Finley; Flora, J ean
ie Trice of Buena Vista; lady as
sistant steward, Fay Orsborne of
Buena Vista; home economics
chairman, Nellie Sherry of Finley:
executive committeeman for three
years, Preston Royer of Buena
Appointed: Musician, Lillian
Swayze of Kennewick Valley; re
porter, Alice B. Ayers~of Finley.
Reporting for the post-war com
mittee, M. G. Clark urged co
operative buying and selling of
farm implements. He also called
attention to the fact that industry
and agriculture are producing ma~
terial while agriculture is the basic
producer of wealth; therefore both
should get together and work out
a mutual plan. Wealth coming
from both jointly makes labor
prosper. Without this cooperation
we have unrest. These groups
should get together and work out
their plan now as well as after
the war. ‘
The legislative committee
stressed the thought of legislation
for the future. , _
The annual meeting will be held
at 1:30 pm. Dec. 9 at Kiona-Ben
ton. The Pomona master espe
cially urges all masters to give a
complete annual report at this
meeting. For the dinner each
family is asked to bring either
vegetable salad or pie. The . rest
& the meal will be otherwise
”med. Mrs. Swayze requests
Pomona ,officers t " come at,
10 am; ‘for’ficticer‘siflhfle the!
present ‘officers will initiate that
evening, the newly elected officers‘
are urged to be present for in
struction preparatory to their tak-\
ing over in January. All are to
bring a.paper sack lunch. {
A resolution commending Rob—
ert E._ Gay, editor of the Prosserl
Bulletin, for his stand in favor
of public power was unanimously{
Reports of Subordinate: {
Buena Vista: Held one meeting
with all but one officer present,
reinstated three, have four appli
cations, sent gifts to 15 of their
boys in service, will have election
the last meeting in November and
at the next meeting the group 09
Camp Fire Girls that they are
sponsoring will put on the pro
grgm and serve refreshments.
7 Locust Grové _i§_fi3f§ffi§_}3gular
me_¢_atings. _ _
Kennewick Highlands: Had one
demit and two new members,
sending the National Grange
Monthly to all its officers, at their
last meeting in November the Fin
ley Ladies’ degree team will con
{gr the 3rd and 4th degrees for
t em.
Kennewick Valley: Attendance
is increasing and there is added
interest. Dues have been raised to
$1 a quarter for adults and the
young people were raised 10¢ per
quarter. At one meeting the
icers exchanged places and the
ning, after the meeting, was
spent with games, dancing and
cards followed by a wiener feed.
At the last meeting they had 50
members and two visitors, re
ceived two applications, plan to
repair inside of hall, demonstrated
the presentation of the flag, sent
a box to the Children’s Home and
$7.50 for Thanksgiving, will have
the county agent present at the
next meeting to discuss weed
Kiona-Benton: Held a meeting
for the debate of Referendum .No.
25. have two new members, raised
dues to $1 per quarter except for
the members of school age, have
one application; sent- $5 to the
Children's Home, and will have a
pot—luck supper before the next.
meeting. Will have election at
the next meeting.
Finley: Held two regular meet
ings, have two proposals for im
tiation. one by demit, ballotted on
five, three were obligated in first
and second. two in third andl
fourth. two new applications for
funeral aid. sent plant to sick
membér, will present gift to lady‘
assistant steward, who was re-i
cently married; committee apn
pointed to put up new Grange v 3
signs, silver drill for Children’s
Home was $6.39. Insurance agent
reported having written one pol-‘
icy: had program at first meeting,
had Dot-luck dinner and election
of officers at second meeting with
Brother Ernest Sherry elected
master. Our Ladies' Degree team
“111 go to Burbank Dec. 2 and
put on the third and fourth de
fiees. Our attendance is a little
'er 50.
-Finley Grange Auxiliary: Met
Nov. 1 with 11 members present,
mil serve at the USO in Pasco
DOC-'10: received $17.52 at the
carnival held Oct. 20; gave $lO
(Continued on Page 3.»
@ll2 Kmmmirk Glnuritr-ifippirtgr
One of our local boys with the
Army Air Force.
P 0 Urges
Mail Christmas
Gifts by Dec. 1
Shop and mail early
to make sure of
Christmas delivery
This is an urgent plea for your
cooperation in a campaign to urge
everyone to mail Christmas gifts
destined for other cities by De
cember 1. Unless this mailing
date is met, gifts may not be re
ceived in time for Christmas.
During the coming Christmas
period the necessity for mailing
earlier than heretofore is most
imperative. Mailings should begin
in November and should be de
posited in the post office before
December 1, as the number of
trained employees available for
distributing and delivering mail
will be seriously reduced and the
mail transportation facilities cur
tailed due to war operations. Over
40,000 postal employees have
entered the armed services, creat
ing a serious shortage in trained
personnel. Facilities simply are
not available-tortrawnrt and de
liver, in the last three weeks be
fore Christmas, the tremendous
quantities of mail that in peace
times has been moved in that
period. There can be no assur
ance that gifts and cards to other
cities mailed later than December
1 will be dlivered on time.
This christmas season, a 25 per
cent increase over last year is
expected in bulk mailing. All
available mail and other cars
which can be used for carrying
the mails will be put into serv
ice. T 6 prevent general conges
tions of distribution in rail ter
minals and at the Pacific Coast
ports of embarkation, the 1944
peak Christmas loads must be
”evened out through November
mailings. ,
Here are some reminders: .
1. Do your shopping now.
2. If you send Christmas pack
ages to other cities, send small
articles to' saVe transportation
space. A war bond is Uncle Sam’s
Victory gift . . . “A present with :1
future.” 7 7
3. Ship all packages destined to
other cities before December 1, if
you want them to reach their
destination before Christmas.
The Weather
Last night saw a minimum tem
perature of 19, the coldest of the
season so far, with a promise
of warmer weather from here on
in. Weatherman Al Morgan states
that the current growing season
was one of the longest on record
with 226 days, frost to frost. A
real record was shattered by a
very late March frost in the spring.
Temperatures for the week were:
1943 1944
Nov. 9 53-29 60-38
Nov. 10 47-28 56-41
Nov. 11 ,46-27 56-35
Nov. 12 47-28 49-37
Nov. 13 39-26 50-23
Nov. 14 38-31 38-21
Nov. 15 38-34 36-19
Many Attend Opening of
Highlands Ranch Club
The eagerly awaited opening
of the new Ranch club in the West
Highlands of Kennewick was cele
brated last Friday night by a full
house of merrymakers.
Reservations for the week-end
were completely filled by Wednesq
day of last week and many dis
appointed people had to be turned
away for lack of room.
Among those lucky enough to
gain entrance were Mr. and Mrs.
Greenwalt entertaining a party of
12; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas of Pasco,
taking over one of the priVate din
ing rooms for a party of 12; Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Edwards who cele
brated their eighth wedding an
niversary. with the help of Mr.
and Mrs. Don Monahan of Walla
Walla: Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Clem
ens: Joseph Head and Miss Loretta
Kennewick, Pasco, Richland,
Hanford, Prosser, and Benton City
were all well represented in the
Ihappy throng.
Pvt. George E. Albee has been
shipped from New Jersey to some
where in England.‘ .
Local H. C. to
Take Messages lor
Prisoners of War
Nov. 30 is time limits
Messages be under
100 words, may reply
The home service corps of the
Red Cross has announced the
completion of arrangements for
Red Cross messages to be taken
to the Philippines for delivery to
liberated U.S. prisoners of war
and US. civilian internees. The
Red Cross may accept one mes
sage from any person in this
country to relatives and friends
now held as US. prisoners of war
of US. civilian intemees known;
to be in the Philippines. ‘
It is stated that messages must
be in by Nov. 30, and are re
stricted to 100 words. These mes
sages are subject to the censor
ship regulation of ordinary army
overseas mail. Although the Red
Cross cannot guarantee delivery.
every effort is to be made to reach
ithe addressees so that they may
‘establish contact with their fam
iilies as soon as possible after the
iliberation of the Philippines, and
‘it is hoped that arrangements
Lcan be made for addressees to re
‘ply directly. It is explained that
messages cannot be accepted for
US. free civilians or Filipinos
under this plan because of special
government channels to be used
for delivery of messages. Mes
sages undeliverable after cix
months will be destroyed, it is
said. Families are encouraged to
continue writing by regular Pris
oner of War mail.
The Richland chapter has an
nounced the opening of a class
in nutrition on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
The class will meet on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings from 8 to
10. Ten meetings in all will be
held, dealing with problems in
family feeding, efficient wartime
marketing, safe figure streamlin,-
ing interesting box lunch sug
gestions, and everyday meal plan
ning. Women completing this
course will be eligible for the Can
teen course which is to follow.
The Red Cross has secured the
following persons as instructors:
Miss Doris Bell, University of
State, and Mrs. Blanche Kaliher,
Washington graduate; Mrs. Evelyn
Batus, graduate ‘of .Washington
who received her vagina at Moor
head and at the niversity of
Minnesata. Those wishing to en
roll are asked to call Mrs. Jean
nette Askew, chairman, at Rich
land 1451-W, or Red Cross head
quarters, _pho_ne__R-51._ _ _ _ _
A standard First Aid class is
being started on Wednesday, Nov.
22, with meetings scheduled to
be held on Wednesday morning of
each week from 9:30 to 12:30. This
class is primarily for motor corps
candidates whose requisites in
clude: Standard First Aid. ad
vanced first aid, motor mechanics
and safety driving. Motor corps
transferees or those interested in‘
joining the corps are asked to call
the Red Cross or Mrs. Bargara
Harville, chairman. Richland 165.
The Richland chapter also an
nounces that the production quota
has been doubled or trippled on
most articles, due to the need
for hospital articles for returning
soldiers. Layettes for children of
servicemen also rank high on the
list. -An appeal is being made to
secure persons to sew. There are
periods from 10 to on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, under
direction of Mrs. G. H. Foster, Mrs.
K. W. Millet and Mrs. W. T. Cloud,
res_pec_tively. _ __ a" ,_ i 7
Books are needed by the Red
Cross for distribution by 'the Gray
Ladies. Books may be taken to
the Red Cross chapter-Im, at
the corner of Lee Bou , and
George Washington W ‘ in Rich
land, or to the home of rs. Betty
Blankenburg, corps chairman, at
1403 Keller Avenue, phone Rich
land 731.
Celebrate Birthday with
Guests from Spokane
Hover—Mr. and Mrs. Joe Olson
and Dick and Dona from Spokane
came Saturday evening to the
home of Harry Hampton. Sunday
they had a birthday dinner in
honor of their mother Mrs. Lula
Hampton. The Olsons returned
to their home Sunday night.
The Ladies Benefit 'club will
meet at the home of Lula Hamp
ton Wednesday the 15th to finish
up some projects which have been
Miss Myrtle Slaybauch of Ta-‘
coma and Mrs. C. H. Miser of the
Highlands visited at the home of
‘Mrs. Guy Nelson and Mrs. Carl
:Evans yesterday.
Bob Lawton of Seattle is home
for a visit. 3
W. A. Mclntyre has sold his
big flock of turkeys. Guy Nelson
sold some of his Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Donnelly and
family and Mr. Donnelly’s father
,went on a vacation starting Sun
day. They went to Grangeville to
visit relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ayers took Mrs.
Wilcox, Mrs. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs.
Brodbeck to the Pomona grange at
Benton City last Saturday.
Mr. Ayers left early this week
for Walla Walla to look after
his sheep pagops near there. ¥
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nunn, Eva,
Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Irene
Hughes went to Pomona grange
Saturday at Benton City.
Ross Safford of Seattle is visit.
ing relatives here.
War Fund Drive Still
Far Short of Quota
Due to illness War Fund com
mittee chairman Harold Riggin
has been unable to close up the
drive for community chest and
war fund this week with the flour
ish that had been planned. He
announces today that while con
siderably more than half the budg
et has been raised, the quota is
still short and that contributions
will be accepted for the remainder
of the week. There are three col'-
lection stations, or the contribu
tions may be mailed to the com
mittee, care of Riggins. Con
tributions will be accepted by Mr.
Deeter at the bank, by Mr. Mason
at the Columbia Irrigation District
office or at the Printing Office.
Bill War Loan
Drive In Slarl
Next Monday
Plan intensive drive to
contact every family;
quotas are large -
“I want to be the first person in
Kennewick to buy a 6th War Loan
Bond,” K. C. Gifford, prominent
Kennewick real estate man told
Cy Miller, manager of the Roxy
theatre and member of the bond
committee. today. ,Mr. Miller took
Mr. Gifford at his word and will
be sitting on the front steps of the
local bank early Monday morning,
waiting for Gifford to show up and
make his bond purchase.
In addition, Miller has made ar
rangements to have a booth set
up in the lobby of the theatre dur
ing the entire bond drive. Exper
ienced members of the Rainbow
Girls will be on hand during each
performance to make out the bonds
for theatre patrog In addition,
the theatre will _ perate to the
extent of giving one entire per
formance to a “Bond Premier,"
where only those- who have re
ceipts for the purchase of bonds
will be admitted. _ - , -
Besides the bond premier, ad
mission tickets will be given With
each purchase of a bond from the
theatre booth. The idea will be
extended to the purchase of stamps
also, for kids’ admissions.
Besides these 1%, the the
atre is also planning stun auction
to be held the night of theme
mier. This auction will be of ar
ticles contributed and handed out
free to the auctioned sale of bonds
at that performance. ,
Under the county management
of Wyman Cox of Richland, the
local committee is headed by Jim
Leavy. His committee had a pre
liminary meeting Tuesday night
and laid plans for a real, intensive
campaign. A person-to-person can
vass will be conducted and every
one will be dunned with the cam
paign’s slogan: “Be Sure There’s
Enough . . . Over the Top with the
6th War Loan.” ‘ ‘/
Quotas for the na on are slight
ly below those set for the Fifth
war loan drive, with $17,000,000
for the state. Benton county has
been assigned $2,500,000, with the}
bulk of this amount expected to
be raised from the workers on the‘
nearby project. Kennewick’s share‘
tho not exactly set as yet, will be
about $400,000. To secure this total
an intensive drive is planned by
the committee and every house
hold in the district will be contact
ed by teams covering each small
Richland to Play Here
Thanksgiving Morning
Because the football field at‘
Richland has not yet been com
pleted, .the annual Thanksgiving
game will be played on the Ken
newick field, with the Richlanders
acting as hosts. The game will
be called at 10:30 in the morning
so that citizens can have the at
teroon for their customary Tranks
giving festivities. ‘
Saturday, Nov. 18, the 4-H
Achievement Meeting for the
county will be held at the Ken
newick Valley Grange hall, one
mile south of the City, says Mrs.
Gladys K. Bolon, assistant county‘
agent. All boys and girls who‘
have been 4-H club, members this
year and those interested in be
coming memlgers, with their par
ents are invited to come. See
any 4-H club leader to find out
what to bring for the noon lunch.
All clubs will make a report of
the year’s work and those who
have completed their project will
receive achievement pins. The
meeting will start at 10 am. and
last until 4 pm.
Thanhgiving Hospitality to
Service Personal
(Clip and mail or bring to USO
club, Pasco, Wash.) ‘
I would like to entertain..............
service men or women in my home
on Thanksgiving day
I would like to meet them at
a» at
Telephone No.
Dr. Sega: lo Be
Next Speaker
The appearance of Gerhart Se
gar, nationally known publisher,
author and lecturer who will ap
pear as second speaker on the
Pasco-Kennewick lecture series.
speaking in the auditorium of
the Kennewick high school next
Monday night, Nov. 20, is keenly
anticipated by men and women of
the area who are interested in
affairs of the world and in the
affairs of peace.
Mr.‘Seger, a fugitive from Ger
many and once a member of the
German reichstag. has the repu
tation of being unusually well
informed on international affairs
and is one of the most sought
after speakers on the American
platform, speaking before audi
ences in all parts of the nation on
subjects of international import.
“If Germany is to have an
other chance.at democracy it can}
only be after naziism and Prus-l
sian- militarism is wiped out com
pletely," The Salt Lake Tribune
quotes Dr. Segar who spoke in
that city in the spring; continuing.
“The Allies did not enforce the
military clauses in the Versailles
itreaty, because England still was
iin favor of- the ‘balance of power’
policy, and did not want Germany
to become too weak militarily."
Dr. Seger added that he hoped the
United Nations would do a better
job of German disarmament this
“Dr. Se r is a staunch advo
vate of a European federation of
nations with Switzerland as the
‘District of Columbia. ” states the
Baltimore Sun. a paper which
gave Dr. Seger's last February
appearance a glowing tribute.
“The speaker declared, however,
that such an organization would
prove satisfactory only if Russia
and England otter guarantees that
balance-of-power polities will not
be introduced on the Continent
after this war.
Dr. Seger, voted one of the most
popular speakers on last year's
program of lectures in this area.
will speak Monday night, Nov.
20, on the subject of “Germany
to Be or Not to Be”, the lec‘fllne
to open at eight o'clock in the
auditorium of the . Kennewick
high school.
TB Volunteers
Busy on Drive
Each year at this time the Ben
ton County Tuberculosis League
announces the names of its many
volunteer workers who are busily
engaged in getting out the Christ
mas Seals to every household in
the county.
Mrs. J. R. Ayers. county chair
man ann ces the following local
chairmen: . D. McGinnis, Rich
land; M. M. Ta‘qur, Hanford; Mrs.
W. A. DeGood, Benton City; Miss
Genevieve Drew, Prosser; Mrs: W.
*G. Moore, Walnut Grove; Mrs.
Ed Crosby. . Rattlesnake; Mrs.
Aubrey Dunnin‘gton, Whitstran;
Mrs. Edythe Reynolds. Paterson,
and ms. J. R. Ayers will act as
chairman for the Kennewiek andi
Finley-Hover district. ‘
Bond chairmen for the county‘
are Mrs. Carol Pratt, Kennewick,‘
and Miss Sally Campbell for the}
Prosser area. -
Lodge Adds to
Blood Plasma Fund
At the regular meeting of Althea
Rebekah Lodge Monday night, of
.ficers elected for 1945 were: Noble
Grand, Grace Edwards: vice grand.
Luciel Stradling; secretary. Zelma
Silliman; financial secretary, Thel
ma Higley; treasurer. Ella Mae
Rupp; trustee, Mildred Heberlein.
Reports of the meeting of Dis-i
trict 15, held at B‘enton City. Nov.
8, were heard. Evelyn Lyons was;
installed as president of the dis-{
trict by an installing team from
the local lodge. composed of Mil:
dred Heberlein, Grace Desgrangen
Edith Smith, Grace Edwards and
Pearl Glispey, with Esther Vin.
cent as soloist, accompanied by
Florence Weible of Pasco at the.
‘ Anna Mcßee was accepted into
the lodge and will receive the de
gree Nov.'27.
A check for SSO was presented
to the lodge from the Pink and
Green club to be used for the
blood plasma fund.
. Mrs. Coats of Yakoma, 111., was
a guest. Refreshments were served
to 0 by Mrs. Elsie Knowles and
;Mrs. Guy Lyons.
Unkfioi'n Dies of Injuries
In Highway Accident
An unknown man was killed at
5:30 on the highway Monday
morning by being hit by a car.‘
His injuries were so serious that
he died on the way to the hos
pital. He was unable to give his
name and no identification has
been found concerning him. He
was about 75 years of age. He had
a ticket stub showing he had
come from Pendleton to Pasco
on Nov. 11, but no other identifi
cation was located.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lum enter
tained at a farewell dinner Mon-o
day for Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Guill
who will move this week to Bain
bridge Island where they bought
a home. Those attending the din
ner were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Draper and Paul Draper of Sun
nyside, Mr. and Mrs. Guill and
the Lum family.
Cpl. Ray Zahn of 6th Marines
arrived in Kelmewick yesterday
for a 30- day furlough. Ray grad
uated with the class of ’{2 from
the local high school, and entered
the service soon afterwards. He
has spent the past two years in
the South Pacific. He was wound
ed on Saipan and was awarded a
medal for bravery.
High Line
Project Again
To the Front
Kennewick unit in
lime light at state
reclamation meeting
The Kennewick High Line ir
rigation unit, comprising the wat
ering of some 30,000 acres ofihigh
land immediately adjacent to the
present Highlands project is now
much nearer a reality than ever
before in the opinion of E. J.
Brand. manager to: the Kennewick
Irrigation district. He and Mr.
Powell are in Denver right not
attending the national irrigation
institute where matters of recla
mation for the entire West are
‘more or less detauninai.‘ »
Mr. Brand niade the above ob
servation upon his return from
the recent sessions of the Wash
ington Reclamation Association
held in Yakima last week. The
Reclamation Association is a new
state wide organization supersed~
ing the 32-year-old Irrigation In
stitute. which has been of so much
value to the reclamation of the
Yakima Valley during the past
years. The new organisation is
set up for the state unification o: ‘
reclamation activities and will be
even more ettective than the for
mer set up. ' 3
Mr. Brand stated that the Km
newick unit was very much in the
lime light at thee-Yakima sessions
and is confidentathat with the im
pemstobegi, attheDenver
sessions the 1 project will be
given the t almost im
mediately at ‘s end;
To Bring Gifts for
Children’s Home
Finley—Ladies Aid met Wed
nesday at the home of Mrs. 'l‘. M.
Gardner. with Mrs. Frank Vol
hand as assistant hostess. Mrs.
henna Fredrick: and Mrs. Clark
Smith gave a report on their trip
to Walla Walla when they at
tended the districtmeeting of the
WSCS; At the next meeting, all
the ladies areasked to brings
toyoragittJoputinabox tor
the Washinghm Children's que.
Also each lady is asked to bring
a gilt fa. exehange or gifts, as
this meeting will be the annual
Christmas party. On November
alst the ladies will meet with Mrs.
Clark M. 8%” tieout a quilt,
also for the dren‘s home: .
The Columbia high school has
ketbau team played the River
Wham --
'(lett cit last week)
Mr. and In. Fern Crain of}
Sunnyaide, Mr. and Mrs. Gltford‘
Manson of Seattle, Mrs. Marilyn
Manson of Canada, Min Evelyn
Larson of Pullman. Mr. and Mrs.
Ted Larsen of Tacoma, and Mr.‘
and Mrs. Dan Gerber and children
enjoyed a turkey dinner Sunday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Benson. -'
Mr. and, Mrs. Ed Parker of
Redmond, Ore, were visitors Sat
urday of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gow
ing. Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Gow
ing mam. _ -
Eouisé Piéit was an overnight
gait” Friday of Miss Betty Ger-
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fmdrichnnd
daughter Denna and Mr. and Mn.
Burt fiedricks and daughter:
Joan and Judy wereSundny eve
ning dinner guests of Mrs. Denna
Fredrick: and son George. .
Mr. and ms. Harvey Kerr re
turned home Monday evening,
having visited three days with
{matives in Pendleton and Ulna
Mr. and Mrs. E. Sherry were
dinner visitors Sunday of Mr. and
Mg; W. B. Paulson in Kenne
Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor
visited Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Lande and mm.
"SKA Planning
To Build Low Cost
llenlal Dwellings
To replace sub-standard
homes with adequate
living quarters
Kennewick is now laying plans
for replacing upwards of 250 ten
ant-occupied sub-standard homes
with modern, convenient resi
dences for low income groups dur
ing the three first post war years.
Under the management of the
local Federal Housing Authority.
the plans will be developed to
numeral”: with the USHA. which
will furnish the funds for the
project. In the meantime. a com
prehensive survey of actual condi
tions locally will be undrtaken.
A preliminary survey was taken
mently of the Kennewick area.
On -its nearly 600 dwellings as
of 1940 there were found 256
sub-standard and tenant occupied.
Plan of the USHA is to replace
these dwellings with suitable liv
ing places under the national
slum-clearance program, which ls
providing new homes thruout the
Yesterday representatives of the
Federal Housing Authority met
with the local board and discussed
the project. Mr. Crutsinger, dis
trict supervisor and Mr. Firman.
the legal representative from the
district office met with the local
board to discuss the local possi
bilities. According to their data
Kennewick is one of the districts
in the Yakima Valley which most
needs this type of reconstruction.
The federal officers explained
to the local board that the govern
ment will furnish 90 percent of
the construction costs and will
assist with the floating of long
time bonds for the remainder. In
addition. the govermnent will
furnish a certain amount of main
tainance and operation cosh in
case a loss is experienced in the
community. .
The men pointed out that half
of the families of the country have
incomes of less than SI4OO a year
and that adequate housing can
not be provided by private invest.
ment at rentals which this class
guns an “why 13:4 tge
es care se y
the local gogifi' authority and
only those f living in the
slums or unsanitary houses and
unable to afford the rant charged
for decent houses are eligible.
Homes built under the USHA
pmgram now average a net con
struction cost of $2720. This fig
ure does not include equipment.
land or overhead charges. All of
the construction is done by labor
paid the prevailing wages and the
3pc of construction is such that
e building will have a life of at
least 60 years.
The rents will average $14.74
per month. These are bare shelter
rents. with an added charge for
heat, light. cooking fuel and other
'11:: local authority expect: to
conduct an accurate survey in
the near future. assisted by a spe
cial investigator from the Seattle
office. Following the completion
of the survey, application will be
made for the required number of
units. with the ultimate idea of
utilizing the present temporary
housing site.
Ernest Sherry to Head
Finley Grange Next Year
Finley—Grange met Friday eve
ning with a 6:30 pot luck supper,
33......“ mama“ "‘
mem -
ent. Clarabell Gerber and 3:3.
erine Struthers received the third
and lourth degree. Election of
officers was held which resulted
as fiollows: muster, Ernest Sherry;
overseer. William Nunn; lecturer.
hlrs. Ruth Hampton; steward,
Fred Bnodbeck: assistant steward.
Bruce Lucke; chaplain, Mn. Freda
Bmdbeck; manner. Mrs. Nellie
Shteen'y; secretary, Virgil Masters;
haw HIM? Mr; Ceres.
an. Rose hum; Pomona. Opal
Sherman; Flore. Catherine Struth
ers' harbor-mm steward. Clara~
m M; gm? ficonomics
rs. e unn; ex.
committee. Dan Gerber; musician.
Mu. Dan Gerber. The young peo
ple will have a pie social in the
near future. The next meeting
will be Friday. November 24th
at 8:00 pm.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ash and
family moved to Kennewick to
malge their home.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Sherry were
dinner' mesh of Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Slocumb Thursday.
Mn. Virgil Masters and Mrs.
Burt Fredrick. were visitors Tues
day at the home of Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Leary and
son Micheal Earl of Seattle. were
visitorsthepastweekoer. and
Mrs. Earl Myers.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brodbeck.
Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Ayers, Mr. and
Mrs. William Nunn and daughter
Eva. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Slo
cumb, Mr. and Mrs. E. Sherry.
Mrs. Jettie Wilcox, Mrs. A. A.
Schaffner, Mrs. Irene Hughes,
Mrs. Eva Arnold. Mrs. Dan Ger
her, Mrs. W. Hampton attended
Pomona crange at Benton City
Mrs. Joe Kuh returned home
‘last week from a few days visit
an Seattle with her daughter Mrs.
Norman Loughan. Mrs. Loughan
will be mnbered as Miss Doro
thy Kuh.
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