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vou XXXI
The Sidewalk
By the .
‘ Lower Yakima Valley Col-l
marl: Terrace Twin-City §quawk
club is still operating With its
original charter member. . This
week his complaint is directed
toward the billowy surface of the
multiple rail crossings on Wash
ington and Benton streets. He
13; “ , . - and we’re expected
conserve our tires!” And we
* mam ...... g 1... e “5.32.:
. - rom 0
$231 tohatlsie Ilimit of the budget.
Whaddaya expect, plush carpets?”
On further investigation, it has
been discovered that damage from
frost was more than slight. Sev
eral report serious damage to the
peaches. We quote Orchardist
A. C. Amon: “...peaches almost a
mplete loss. The cherries were
damaged a bit but will produce
about 75 per cent, if the weather
clears to permit pollenization. The
prunes were not damagedy
? In this issuethwe publislétia let;
gating e constru 011' 0
are pamfim dam. The editor
hopes that this will be the be
m or an interesting depart
ninth the paper. Letters on this
or on any other subject. will be
weleaned. There is only one def
inite stimulation. All letters must
W No subject is out, of
as law as it stays Within
thelhnltsoflibel laws and no
puma! attacks of any kind will
be published. Let’s have-a clean,
frank forum.
will! are still coming in
with several precincts estwfo yet
reporting on our Mu 1' 8'
nickname for the paper. We are
glad to state that MOST of them
ham-been canplimentary. Brine
fl?” Bulletin, 563°; by Rev.
0 (30.1]. puts W t
we wonder if theyaymr
' - the one about the Indian
_ that the tribe called “The
Man Who Didn't Have _a Name
they just called him “ e Man
ghho Didn’t Have a Name to Fit
Until one day they got to look
ing around for a new chief an’
they voted him for it. So when
they voted him into office they
sat anxnd in a big circle and
threw stick ,on the fire and
said “uugg!” .
And from that day to this he
has been called “Chief ngg.”
Thus with one stroke of tribal
genius they got a chief and found
a name for the brave they had
called “The Man Who Didn’t
Have a Name to Fit His Face”
We agree that Kennewick needs
a. NEWS paper with a name to
fit its expanding face. So we
suggest as a proper beginning that
it be called “The Kennewick
D3ILY NEWS.” All in favor say
(6 use.” 0 C
An uneventful week—no new‘
busmesses to report in Kenne
wick. However there are several
looking for locations and several
others hoping for a release of
building materials.
Jim Leavy as chairman of the
clothing drive. promises to set an
example by donating the familiar
black suit. (It’s not such a semi
-09. We are informed that his
. . t him a fancy mirror
..., ’t really need the
My t any more.) How about
it. Jim—-the chairman of the Kla-\
tmath Falls drive donated the shirt:
off his back at a downtown rally;
Three morons (from out of
town( oflacgtursegefintergcéh a lateral}
grocery w . en e
31:11: irssttepped up to wait on them
one inte '
a high shelf. p 0 dto a Jar on
“I want ten cents worth of that
Peppermint candy.” ‘
. The clerk climbed up, got the
Jar, weighed the candy (carefully,
of course) and put the container
back. ‘
“I want ten cents worth of that
Nppermint candy,” said the set:-
9nd moron, pointing to the' same
Jar. The clerk climbed up again
for. the jar brought it down and
Weighed out the candy in the
same manner. Thinking to save
himself some effort he turned to
the third customer and asked:
Do you want ten cents worth
of“thls candy too?"
N 099." So the clerk put the
candy back on the high shelf and
moved the ladder out of the way.
Then he returned to the last
moron and asked what he desired.
The latter pointed to the high
shelf and said: “I want FIVE
Effigy-snort}: of that peppermint
an» mummym
Clothing Drive
Boy Scouts to Help;
Strong Appeal, Made
For Contributions
To make it easily possible for
all 'Kennewick residents to get
their old clothing turned in for
the United Nations Clothing col
lection, the local committee has
arranged to have trucks on the
streets all day Saturday, April 14.
These trucks are being furnished
by the city.
The committee urges that every
one make a determined effort to
collect every ounce of clothing
and shoes that have any wear
left. The need is extreme. You can
best cooperate by having the ma
terial tied in bundles and ready
when the truck stops at your
house Saturday.
The Boy Scouts are cooperat
ing in the drive and two scouts
will ride on the trucks to assist
the drivers in the pick-up. The
committee points out that it’s abig
job to cover the entire city in
one day and the cooperation of
all citizens will be required. _
“The equipment as well as the
time of all the workers is being
donated,” Jim Leavy, chairman
of the committee states. “So how
about your old clothes?”
Urban Keolker of the commit
tee announced today that Mrs.
L. E. Oliver will act as chairman
of the women’s committee and
will have therdepot open Wednes
day and Saturday afternoons
throughout April. The depot‘is in
the Hutment behind the admin
istration building at! the govern
ment housing project. Cy Smith
has made this space available
without charge.
In addition go at? tinain 'fipot,
Kennewick churches." ' "
Pictures published in 1'83!“ iB
- of thfi ginger-61mm gave
own a ' e o e' trenfien
need 401“ relief of the civim
population in war ravaged coung
tries. The people of Arneriea are
asked to' collect 150 millioirpounds
of good used clothing -‘to help
alleviate this cistress and to help
these, nations start on the long
road of rebuilding their scourged
countries. .7 _ _‘ _
To this end the local committee
appeals to all householders to
search their attics and» closets—to
turn in anything that can be worn
that can be spared. A '
' Provision has been made in the
tax laws to permit the donation
of clothing to be ,included‘ in in
come tax deductions. An official
interpretation of this provision is
as follows: '
“If the contribution is made ”in
property (clothing, shoes, bedding,
etc.) the basis for the calculation
is the fair market ovalue of the
property at the time of the con
tribution; however,- .the burden of
proof rests on the taxpayer to'
substantiate his valuation of the
contribution.” '
Roving Correspondent to “Speak
(In Phases of War: in Europe ;
Edmund Stevens, roving war
correspondent for the Christian
Science Monitor, will speak at the
Kennewick High school on Friday
evening, April 20 on the Kenne
wick-Pasco lecture series. .
Edmund Stevens has seen this
war from Finland "to Norway to
Rumania. He covered completely
iMussolini’s and Hitler’s barbaric
campaign against the Greeks. He
Iwas in Crete, Turkey and Syria-
He covered the campaign in Ethi
opia with Haile SelasSie. In the
Middle East he retired with the
British from Benghazi to Alamein
and accompanied General Mont
gomery and his victorious Eighth
Army, in his now historic trip
from Alamein to Tripoli.
Y He founded a newspaper in
:Tripoli for the Italian civil popu
lation at the request of the-British
’High Command. He accompanied
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
land the Harriman party from
iCairo to Moscow on a special as
}signment from Major General
Russell Maxwell as interpreter
‘and technical adviser. More re
‘cently he covered the Tehei'an
conferences; attended the Khar
kov trials visited Katyn forest
where the Russians had exhumed
the bodies of more than ten thous
and Polish officers to refute the
‘German charge that these Poles
:had been killed by the Russians
:after the occupation of eastern PO
- He spent some days in Len
nngrad just after . the German
Siege had been broken and a week
with the Polish army formed in
Russia under General Zigmund
Berling. He visited the Crimea and
the historic naval base of Sevas-
Kennewnck and Pasco
In Baseball Natural
To open the Lower Yakima
Valley baseball league, Kenne
wick and Pasco high schools will
tangle in a game on the Kenne
wick grounds Friday afternoon at
3:30. The Lions defeated Pasco
kcently in an extra inning
thriller 2 to 1. The game and
others played this .spring were
practice engagements and this
week’s game will be the first of
the regular schedule.
.~ Expected batteries are McGuire
and Fall: for the Lions and Fox
ley’and Lamb for the visitors.
Albert Sonderman has been
promoted to S l-c. Albert has been
in the navy about .seven months
and at present is in the South
Pacific. .
—_ _ h
Local Police in
Join National
To help make cars last longer
and to reduce accidents, Kenne
wick police will cooperate in the
Nation-wide Brake Check Pro
gram, it was announced this week
by M. H. Kershaw, chief. .
During a six week period, from
April 15 until June 1, the police
of the nation will check the brdtes
of all cars- involved in moving
‘ c violations and in accidents.
Oars also would be checked
which are operated in 'a manner
indicating that-the brakes are not
safe. . ~ ‘ '-
“Iriie brake check will be timeo
ly," the'_ 'chief said, “because,
usually, accidents increase sharp
ly in‘the spring. Since cars on
the average are twice as old to
day as before the war, they .are
pore likely to suffer breakdowns-
The brake check should he..en
aluable aid in mm line
againstthecertalni. "’
The program, spoufiored by the
International. ,Afciations of
Chiefs 013;?on supported by
nearly- 100 _n‘ati . ~ organizations,
including the Office of Defense
Transportation and the U. S. Arniy
Service Forces. Police throughout
Washington are cooperating. ’in
this national program. 3A
“A simple brake check has been
devised,” explained, Chief Ker
shaw, “which will take my“
officer only a minute to e. It
is hoped that all motorists will
cooperate in this war-time pro
gram by having their brakes
checked voluntary at repair shops
’and by makingsu’re the entire
‘car is in safe operating condition.
“As was declared by General
Somervell, Chief,‘ of 'the U. S.
Army Service Forces when he en
dorsed this programi ‘Every auto
mobile in America must be re
garded as a weapon in our all-out
war effort.’
“No new cars will be made until
the war—yet, last year a quarter
million were damaged so badly in
accidents, they went to the scrap
heap. We’ve got to stop such fear
ful losses,” Chief Kershaw said.
‘topol close in the wake of the
Germans and reported on the evi
dence of a Nazi Dunquerque that
failed. Stevens stopped at the first
American bomber bases on Soviet
soil and reported on the first fra
ternization between the American
and Russian armed forces. He was
a member of the first group, of
foreigners to accompany the Red
Army onto foreign soil. -
‘ Mr. Stevens is one of the few
Americans who speaks the Rus
sian language fluently.
His is a great story and no one
interested in world events can at
ford to miss hearing the lecture of
this ace correspondent.
Kiwalians h
Club “and:
More than so Kennewick m.
wanians joined delegations from
Paseoand other localities to cele
brate the charter inn-nation of
$3”, Kiwanis club. gt £3113!!!
hunched with 3% min- In:
her: at a dinnerntneetinm in the
recreation hall.
Northwest District Governor
Frank Taylor made the address
of presentation of the charter
which was accepted by Rodney
slog, president of the Richland
u I
1 Kennewick and Pasco clubs,
joint sponsors of the new club.
presented a gavel and gong, Prui
-Ident John Conn of the Kennewick
Iclub and President Mel Swanson
gt Pascokgmaking the presenta
, The Vancouver, B. C. club pre
sented a Canadian flag and other
gifts included a Kiwanis plaque
lfrom Yakima, 'a brief case from
Walla Walla and Pendleton, and
a guest register from Pullman.
:Gifts were accepted by Charles
;Barnes, vice president of the Rich
land club.
Addresses of welcome were
given by Col. Mathias of the U. 5.
Army Engineers and Walter Si
mon, plant manager.
Governor Taylor outlined the
work of the Kiwanis club in the
district, citing examples of com
munity enterprises. The Spokane
club has provided avDad’s Home,
providing living quarters for 10
aged men. Olympia raised a S2OOO
fund to furnish free phone calls
for servicemen. One club is buy
ing homes which are resold to
widows at sls per month.
The Vancouver club has won
international recognition for its
achievement of raising $50,000 to
establish four boys homes which
have materially aided in solving
a serious juvenile delinquency
problem in a city swollen with
war workers.
Besides Kennewick and Pasco,
guests were present from Walla
Walla, Pendleton, Spokane, Pull
man, Yakima and‘ Vancouver.
More than 200 were‘present- Dis
trict Lieutenant Governor Austin
Landreth was toastmaster. Clean
griwer is secretary of the new
u . _
Irrigaleil Lands
Production llp
} Gross value of war food pro
\duction on irrigated farms of U. S.
bureau of reclamation projects in
Ithe Pacific northwest rose to a
record high in 1944, of final re
ports on projects in Idaho, Wash
ington, Oregon and western Mon
tana showed. ,
l R. J. Newen, acting regional
’director of the bureau, said re
turns from 14 projects in the
}northwest totaled $178,121,319, an
average of $99.59 per acre, and
;$7,746,459 more than the previous
high set in 1943.
1 The bureau provides either full
or supplemental water supplies
Ifor more than 2,016,830 acres in
irrigable land in this region.
News Iron, Oulelallllolel
.. In the fined Serviuis
Coast Guard
William E.‘ Campbell, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Campbell of the
Highlands, is scheduled to gradu
ate next week from boot camp in
the Coast Guard in Alameda,
Calif. He was graduated from
the Kennewick high school where
he played in the school band. He
is carrying that with him into the
service and has been a member
of his camp band.
Information has been received
this week from the Army Public
Relations section that two Kenne
wick boys have recently won the‘
Combat Infantry badge. They are
Private Arnold 'l‘. George and
T/5 Lincoln C. Mahafley Jr. Both
are in- Germany. Arnold is a
cannoneer and is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gustave P. George oi."
the Fairway Hatchery. Lincoln.
is the son of Mr. and Mrs Lin-‘
coln C. Mahaffey Sr. who get their
drimail‘ on Route 1. He is a halt-track
Lt- Morris Magnuson, P 47
fighter pilot, has been reported
missing after a flight over Ger
many. He, is the 'son of Mr. and
Mrs. P. D; Magnuson of Kenne
wick. Lt. Magnumn had complet
ed more than 70 missions and re
cently won the Distinguished Fly
ing Cross. '
Word has been received by his
family here that Staff Sgt. Thomas
W. Hamby was killed in action
in Germany on the 20th of March.
He was a member of the 78th
lightning Infantry division. Sgt.
~Hamby graduated from Kenne
viéick High school and was 22 years
0 age. 1
Ronald L. ‘Jones, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wiuiam E. Johns, Route 1,
Kennewick, has been promoted
recently to the rank of private
first class at heavy bombardment
combat crew training base, Tuc
son, Ariz. .
Pfc. Jones entered the service
in August, 1943 and presently is
assigned to duties in the adminis
trative squadron. .
Fred Biegel V-mails from India
that a couple copies of the
with him there after considerable
Courier-Reporter have caught up
moving around. He says he’s
kept plenty busy and mentions
that the. heat is terrific.
Mu.J.I. of tea.
“skilled in'actloninthenuro
mutant-p .
- Jun Putt. avhtfiagullc. in
mm‘“ un'm
“maul-"and .Carol
Mondu- Jim is stationed at
Pvt. Kenneth E. Harper. son oti
Ralph E. Harper. M 1
Wash.. was enmlled this week in;
the . AAF Training Command's‘
basic airplane and engine nie
ehanics course at Kaesler Field,
Biloxi. Miss.
The course will extend over a
76-day period during which time
he will receive . instruction and
actual experience in aircraft
Pvt. Viola A. Naylor, Women’s
Army Corps, of Kennewick. re
cently art-Wed at Willlam Beau
mont General hospital. El Paso,
Texas, and is assigned to a WAC
detachment: - _ - -
Pvt. Naylor had been a winner
in two state cantata. In 1940 she
won the State Essay contest and
in 1941 the State Contest for
Music Composers.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Ayde. Private Naylor entered
3e s3l: at Walla Walla. Oct.
z 30!: billed *
In Car Smashup'
i Two boys were seriouva in
jured in a wreck early Tuesday
morning when their car crashed
into a standing locomotive at the
3rd Avenue closing of the SP&S
tracks. ' Passenger train No. 2
was stopped at the depot with
the locomotive standing at the
Driver of the light coupe was
Edward Wertz. 18, living at Sampo
son’s trailer camp. He came here
recently from Illinois and has no
relatives here. Riding with him
was Gene Anderson, 17, who has;
relatives at Campbell’s auto court
and whose home is in Minnesota-
The car, traveling east on 31111
Avenue, struck the locomotive di-4
rectly below the fireman's cab:
and the fireman was the only
‘witness. He said that as the car
approached, the dnver apparently
did not see the ob_s_truction until
t 3; 131; '1; sfop. There were no
skid marks on the road.
First Asparagus
Shipped Wednesday
First asparagus was shipped
from Kennewick Wednesday by
the Walla Walla cannery- It was
produced near Benton City. and
brought 18 cents.
With warmer weather today
prospects for full scale Operations
are imminent. Canneries are pre
pared and the extension service
reports sufficient labor available.
President Dies
Al Warm Springs
Thursday PM.
President Roosevelt is dud.
Official confirmation reached
tho Courisr ottics late today
that Prosidont Franklin Doiano
Booseyolt diod at 3:15 today.
Eastern War Time. at Warm
Springs. Ga. Gauss was a core
hral hornorrhago-
His threo sons wers immedi
ately notified.
Announcslnsnt was made by
Presidontlal “rotary Stophen
Early. Vice Presidsnt Harry
Truman went to _ the Whito
Houso this attornoon to take
charge. A cabinet sossion was
called for this attornoon.
'l’hs Presidont had cons to
Warn: Springs for a rest and
had been thoro only to days
_whon ho was strichsn. -
Puncral arrangsnisnts have
been mad. for Saturday attor
noon. with itornisnt on Sunday.
Chamber Hears
General Reports
‘ Twenty-nine contractors have
taken copies of the plans for
construction of the hospital, it
was reported at the Thursday
noon meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce. It is not known how
many will submit bids which will
be opened in Wuhlncton, D. C.,
ronwfim tn" est speak th
‘ on a cu er. e
chdnber took advantage of the
opportunity to _hear reports of
canines and act on other rou-
It was reported that the army
engineers surveying party has be
gun work near Hover staking out
the route of the dike Stakes
dikewillextendnotmorethan 100
feet in each direction.
'Th farm-labor committee dis
cussed the question of a perman
ent labor camp.
The War Food Administration
had informed the committee that
no funds were available for this
purpose and that the extension
service had only been allotted a
total of SIOO,OOO for camp con
struction. The committee will
continue in an attemptt to solve
this pressing problem.
om P 308838 SHOP
A new barber shop has been
opened at Presser by the Arm
strong barbers. The shop will be
open on a 12-hour basis from
8 a. m. D. W. Armstrong, son of
the Kennewick Armstrongs, will
preside over the tilting chair.
France's Future
,Speaker's Topic
Dr. Jean Charles Chessex, pro
fessor of Romania: languages and
speaker on the University of
Washington Community Forum
series, will be in Kennewick on
Tuesday. April 24 to discuss the
historical development of France
and her role in the future.
Speaking on “France in the
World of Tomorrow" Dr. Chessex
will address the noon meeting of
the Kennewick Kiwanis Club, ac
cording to Frank D. Maupin, who
is in charge of the luncheon pro
A native of Switzerland, Dr.
Chessex was for several years a
free-lance reporter in various
:European countries. He lived in
Rome for two years and taught
in Montreal and Manitoba.
Canada, before coming to Wash
ington. Since then Dr. Chessex
has visited Europe four times and
has published numerous studies
in Swiss, French and- American
Dr. Chesscx is one of tour Uni
versity of Washington faculty
members lecturing throughout the
state during the present spring
semester on topics of current im
portance and interest. ’
Prices Listed for
Asparagus. Melons
i W. F. Neel, chairman of the
AAA, sthes that there will be
no more community signnp meet
ings' for the 1945 program but
that any one who has not signed
the AAA office. The deadline
date, however, is April 30 . All
plans must be in by that date.
3 Mr. Neel also states that the
‘price on asparagus has been set
at 8c for No. l and SC for No. 2
at the ranch withaéc added for
delivery to the plant. Melon
prices have also been set as fol
lows, beginning of season to June
9, $34 per ton, June 10 to July 5.
of season $23 per ton.
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