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fie Sidewalk
By the
ck people should be
“fiction” are ashamed. of
waves and at the same time
”yelled with pride. Unscrappled,
the foregoing sentence means that
we should be proud of our school
band and ashamed of ourselves
{or not having the bandsmen “1,11-
formed. The band has won praise
and honor for its musnc making
bility. The kids have earned the
:ight to LOOK like a band. By
way of doing something about 11;
you can buy an unlimited nurnber
of ducats for the all school variety
show Friday night, at one buck a
The local squawk club recruited
a whole hatful of memberships
when the newest. (other adjec
‘ censored) structure was re
-3! erected on Kennewick ave
me We don't know what they’re
kicking about. It isn’t every city
of cornparable size that has a big
billboard right on the main drag—
especiall! an unpainted one.
rietors of the new Corner
9230: are Buck LaFrand and
V. G. Scott. Buck has been ailing
inrecentdayslgndV. G. hasbeen
carrying doub .
Mrs. Tuve, who has been de
scribed as “one of the new pub.
lisher’s wives” has a mild com
plaint. She states that during her
first .few days here callers all
asked how she liked Kennewick.
Now that she has been here long
enough to form an opinion no one
asks her any more. ~.
a: m...” numm ...
e we
way article by Prof. lii-eager. The
idea of an Alaska-Key West super
Mm MB on you the more
you think about it. Furthermore
we can personally vouch for those
60119011 yams. The plum
wasn’t just “whistling in Dixie”
when he sang their praise. .
um PHD)“
Nana are one of our pet
phobia. To date we have. had
“1&3" “Meters translation
of word kennewick. We're ,not
loin: to tell you what?“ was.
We'll bet someone a M.“
; that we set at least .11”
opinions on the subject.
RY O? me want
This one event in from the back
shoe (withmt warning). Back in
the “I'l, d!!! a European immi
grant landed in this area. Expm.
‘sing a tear of rattlesnakes hewas
fib‘fi‘oim‘im 3“” "m-
Shortl W. the man was
out plug“ some Nebrush when
Mam" “”1 “P and nipped
“Y 9“ ”MW" shouted the
M ‘W 3011 no rings da bell?”
Rebekah: Enioy
Dish-id fleet
One hundred and twenty-five
Rebekah: of District 15‘ assembled
on Tuesday with the Kennewick
Lodge as hostess to hold their
semi-annual district meeting- Mrs.
Evelyn Jones of the local lodge
is president of the district. Mrs.
Francis ‘Pangle, president of the
Rebekah assembly, of Pasco, Mrs.
Laura Fields, past president, of
Hatton, and Mrs. Henrietta Emigh,
Past president of Walla Walla, and
Henry Towne, Past Chief Patri
arch of Grandview. were honored.
guests. The officers were seated
by Mrs. Flora Dickinson and Mrs.
Ina Higley.
. autiiul obligation cere
...-g was exemplified by 21
members of the Kiona Lodge.
while the Sunnyside Lodge dem
onstrated examination of a visitor.
Shirley Edwards, Wayne Snuth
Jr., Bromley, Sally Crawford and
Mrs. Grace Edwards furnished
entertainment which was much
The Rebekah degree was con
ferred on Mrs. Erma Perkins and
Miss Bernice Meals by the local
lodge. Gifts were presented Mrs.
Thelma Higley and Mrs. Zelma
Silllman by their drill and tab
leaux teams in appreciation of
the_lr work.
The fall meeting will be held in
Sunnyside in November. The noon
lunch was served by the Lodge in
the Masonic Hall while the LO.
Gist Grove club served the din
ner in the I-0.0.F. hall.
Kennew§cT< Clubs Are
Guests at H&R Point
Kennewick Chamber of Com
merce and Kiwanis club members
were guests today of the Pasc'o
Holding and Reconsignment Point.
More than 60 members of the two
clubs made the trip. An excel
lent spaghetti dinner was served
gy the Italian service unit at the
Under direction of Colonel Haz
elrig, the group made a quick
trip through the Point where they
saw the huge shipping operations
“2 in progress there.
E vifimnrwirk 0111 mm W 1:
3 1 .co '
n 33; sflm
flnola Announced
$2,600,000 Is Goal for
Sale of “E” Bonds; '
To Start May 14 _
The greatest task ever assigned
to the Benton. County War Fi
nance committee is represented
by the Seventh War Loan quota
of $2,600,000 for “E” bond sales
assigned to the county by the state
war finance committee.
h In addition to this quota for “E”
'bonds, the county’s quota for
individual sales is SIIO,OOO with
an even larger quota for corpor
ation sales, making a grand total
to be raised of $3,010,000.
The announcement was made
by wyman Cox, chairman of the
Benton County war finance com
mittee, who said: “The “E” bond
quota assigned to Benton County
makes the 7th War Loan the big
gest job we have ever tackled.
The “E” quota for the State of
Washington is $86,000,000, far the
highest that has ever been as
signed_to us. 7_ __ _
“In keeping with the policg of
the Treasury to raise as muc as
possible from sales to individuals,
this challenge has been set before
the War Finance Committee. The
intensified payroll savings drive
will carry from April 9, with the
general solocitation for “E” bonds
sale throughout the country get
ting under way May 14th- Sales
of coupon bonds to individuals
and corporations will start June
18th and run through June 30th;
the final accounting date of the
drive will be July 7th."
Chairman Cox added: “Benton
County has an enviable record
for the’ past six war loan drives
and we earnestly ask the cooper
ation of all our citizens in en
abling us to carry torward suc
cessfully on the home front.”
Variety Show
Sponsored by the P.-'l‘.A. an
all-school variety show will he
presented at the High School
auditorium Friday night. Pro
ceedsglillbe used for the pur
unitorms for the m
A humorous and cm show
is promised with spar enter
tainment designed to appeal to all
The show includes acts by pri
mary youngsters, grade school
boys and girls, junior high pupils
as well as senior high groups and
will provide unique variety of
interests for every taste. Excel
lent choruses will highlight the
program. Musical skits and cos
tume dances will add lite and
color to the evening’s festive en
tertainment. A large cast of tiny
tots are to present ”King Cole.”
Clothing Drive is_
Success Here
Kennewick people have re
sponded generously to the United
National Clothing drive, officially
closing at the end of April. How
ever many people still wish to
contribute and they are urged to
get their collection of good used
clothing of all» kinds in to any of
the city’s churches. ,
In spite of the best efforts of
the entire nation the ne'ed is still
great in the war torn countries
3)! Europe and the Orient. 3r“.
ean essex, speaking ere
“reaffirmed the importance of
furnishing clothing as well as food
to help the war-exhausted civil
ians back on the road to reconn
Study Being Made 0! Post War,
Economic Possibilities 0! Area
With the coming development of
the Umatilla dam as an aid to
international commerce from the
Columbia River valley, Kenne
wick people are watching with in
terest the activities of the larger
ports in their plans for post-war
shipping. This program, that will
dwarf the volume of pre-war years
is being studied by the Foreign
Trade Department of the Seattle
chamber of commerce with a view
to capitalizing on the Northwest’s
economic potentialities.
“Our primary objective is a
large and active overseas com
merce to provide markets for the
war-swollen industries of Seattle
and the Pacifict Northwest. and
thus help to preserve their in
creased productive capacity and
retain the enlarged pools of skilled
labor that are now ours,” said
Harry 0: Mitchell, manager 61 the
department, in a talk last week
before a group. of industrial lead.
Mitchell described the long
range studies now being made by
the Seattle chamber of potential
markets abroad for products pro
duced in the Pacific Northwest.
Special attention, he said is be
ing devoted to prospective post-
Warning! Not V-E Day
Yet, Says Fire Chief
Fire Chief Herb Malchow has
issued a warning that if local resi
dents hear an insistent blowing of
ended in Europe.
It’s just that the new fire siren
has been installed and a con
siderable amount of testing will
be necessary. So just plug up
your ears and let her blow.
Prancé's Future
Speaker's Topic
Outlining France’s destruction
in the‘ war and its future in the
commonwealth of nations. Dr-
Jean Chessex addressed the Tues
day noon meeting of the Kenne
wick Kiwanis club. He is pro
fessor of Romantgc languages at
the University of ashington.
Dy. Chessex divided his talk
into two parts: the liabilities and
the assets ,of France. _ __ _
Under the first he described
the terriffic amount of destruction,
caused by the occupation of
France by the Nazis, and the in
vasion of our own armies. Out
of a population of 40 million, two
million are’ Nazi prisoners.
Transportation, he said, has
been almost completely destroyed
largely by our own bombing. This
makes the tremendous job of feed
ing and clothing the worn out
nation extremely difficult.
The war has been especialky
hard on the aged and'the young.
On the other side of the ledger,
Dr. Chessex described France as
the only European nation that
has had the experience in the
practice of democracy to take a
lead in the reconstruction of
Europe. -
Second only: to the United
States is France's reserve of gold,
on deposit in the United States.
This, the speaker said, will be a
starting point. *- .
France has a tremendous col
onial‘ anpire embracing 113 mil
lion people. This empire is rich
in natural resources and holds
many points of strategic import
ance. .
Martinique and the Antilles are
important bases for the deiense
of Panama. _New Caledonia is the
greatest source of nickel in the:
world]; m Indo-Chha has a
weal cap 0' ties. “Ikm
rubber, cocoa detritus crops»
Madam is a fvaluable .agri
cultural country.
Algiers has been called the
granary at France. Other African
possessions include French So
moliland, Tunisia, French Mor
rocco, French West Africa and
Equatorial Africa, the two latter
valuable sources of tropic woods,
rubber and ivory. ‘ ‘
Booster Cluli I:
Launched Here
A newly formed group, tou‘be
known as the Middle Columbia
Boosters’ club ,elected officers and
adopted a constitution- and by
laws at a luncheon meeting Sat
urday. Julius Bahl will head the
club with Herschel Kidwell as
vice president; secretary-treasurer
will be Mrs. H. B. O'Brien.
Promotion and advertising of
the Benton, and‘ Franklin county
area is the aim of the organiza
tion, looking toward post-war de
velopment of the region- Out
standing speakers will be pre
sented by the club.
Everyone in the twin city area
interested in the program of the
club is invited to attend meet
ings, according to Mr. Bahl. It
is non-sectarian and non-political.
Meetings will be held regularly
on Friday nmns at the Pasco ho
tel coiiee shop. Alternate meet
ings will be held in Kennewick,
according to present plans.
war business with Russia. the re
vival of trade with China and
the Philippines and the further
strengthening of trade with Latin
America. Detailed studies also
are being made of the prospects
for thriving commerce with other
areas—such as Canada, Great
Britain, India, Australia, South
Africa and continental Europe.
The latter area, now economically
throttled by war, will require vast
quantities of goods in the period
of post-war reconstruction, Mitch
ell pointed out. '
“We are trying to encourage re
ciprocal imports to provide re
turn cargoes for our expanded
merchant marine and to give our
toreign customers the wherewith
al to purchase the products of the
Pacific Northwest,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell stressed that this area’s
advantageous location from a
world trade standpoint will not
assure, alone, that it will réceive
its proper share of the potentially‘
enormous world trade after the
war. “An enlightened public in
terest in both our world trade
opportunities and our responsi
bilities is necessary if we are to
capitalize this situation to our
fullest advantage,” he said.
'Lel's Clean Up
Kennewick' ls
Week's Slogan
“Let’s Clean Up Kennewick,” is
the slogan for next week when
the city will join in a nation-wide
clean up campaigprhw Trucks 0;
the garbage com will pick
up all litter and debris that is
collected, in alleys‘and yards.
Fire Chief Herb Melchow is in
charge of the drive; He has been
making personal galls where the
need has been atest and re
ports that business men and
householders have. been cooper
ative- Committees: from the Ki
wanis club and the chamber of
commerce are aiding.
The city council is urging that
every effort be ma‘zle to clear up
eyesores and fire , hazards. In
opening the campaign officially.
Mayor Pratt has. issued a procla
mation which appears on page
three of this paper.
Chief Malchow reminds citizens
that the job requires individual
responsibility. With shortages of
materials due to the war, it is of
extreme importan to protect
what we have frof tire loss.
The Kiwanis clu one of whose
cardinal aims, Eggnutifying the
city generally, ur . full coopera
tion in this important job.
Church Plans ‘
Study Program '
St. Paul’s Episcopal ”Church,
619 Ave A, joins with the Epis-1
copal parishes throughout the
country in an extensive study oi‘
the work being done by the
church beyond the limits of parish
or diocese.
113° 11;? 1:31 rhurches: in' aVitlamis‘
o e isco %
area explained thbt the studyJ
organized by the national head
quarters of the church, bishops all}
over the country, clergy of par-1
ishes, and layleadsrs. both In‘
and women, is to assure that the;
rank. and file of church people‘
are thoroughly inflamed of the‘
needs of the church immediately
after the war. }
Word has reached Episcopal;
headquarter in New York of the\
destruction of church buildings
and other enn-mp ocgf
cupied China of the
Philippine Islands hs cabled;
news of heavy property loses
there, including total destruction;
of the beautiful cathedral. and:
information is being gatherem
rapidly as to replacements and
repairs that will be needed. all
growing directly from the war’.
In addition Episcopal Church
people are to be informed of tre
mendous opportunities for ad-
Vfance in the Orient, in Latin
si fluids?“ «mt-{Luau chal
on e an -
lenging opportunities in the Unit
ed'States, for work with Nara
American Indians, transplan
industrial workers and Japanese.
Americans, most of these opport
unities arising indirectly from the
Each month attention will be
concentrated upon one field of
work. During the month of May
the subject is the work of the
Episcopal Church in the Philip
pine Islands. Material ior study
has been prepared by national
church officers, assisted by mis
sionaries who have worked in the
Philippines. Sermons will be
preached on the Island work, par
ish organizations will discuss it.
church school classes will study
it, and the Wowan’s Auxiliary,
important in all Episcopal Church
activities, will organise study
groups, meetings to hear speakers‘
from, the minimises—all 9! “318‘
in Episcopal parishes and mis
sion: throughout the country-
The study topic for June will
be announced in'the near future.
Canning Sugar
Poms Available
Dave S. Cohn, district director
of the GPA this week advised
housewives in the Spokane OPA
district, that the applications for
canning sugar are now available at
their local OPA hoards.
Those individuals who will he
canning this year are urged to
obtain their applications as soon
as possible, then take them home
and complete the forms, attach
Spare Stamp No. 13 from War
Ration Book Four, and mail the
application to the War Price and
Rationing Board.
No canning sugar certificates
will be given consumers at the
board—they will be all mailed to
applicants, and none will. be ism
sued until after May 1, the start
of the canning sugar season, Mr.‘
Cohn emphasized. ‘
Red stamps T 5 through X 5 and‘
blue stamps 02 through 62 expire
on April 28 housewives are rem
minded. It is suggested that those
stamps beiused first, when mak-‘
ing purchases of items rationed
under the' meats-tats or proc
essed foods orders. Then house.
wives will suffer no unnecesary
loss of needed ration tamps.
News hon Our Men and Women
In the Armed Services
S/SGT. mom w. HAMBY
Dies In Action
Thomas W~ Hamby, 21. son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Hamby. Rich
land, was killed in action in Get
manyMarch 20.
He was graduated with the class
of ’42 from Kennewick high
school. attended Central Washing
ton for a short time. leaving school
to enter the service in January.
1943. Hespentayearandahalt
at Fort Baker, Calm. from there
hewassenttoCamp Pickett. Va”
where he received his oversees
training in infantry with the 78th
Lightning division. Hewassent
overseas in September. 19“.
there to Belgium where he re
ed while man: in the Ruhr
campaign. Hehsdheensentbeck
Lionel Cox received word this
vat that his son. Glenn. had
onflsrchsl.Glennwsss_' te
in th‘eulvltthjntsm. 3 ans
‘Mll_ . _ ‘. fk‘k‘“""
Im. m A"" m" 5
wifehnd son, meddle Burr, 7.
are in South Debts. as an his
Robert 3. Mason Plans-c is
.spendinga4daylave atthe
now manned at the NAB. at
2am mm: m
Award of the Purple Heart
Medal—America’s oldest military
decoration—has been made to Pvt.
Rollan R- Bender. 21, Kennewick.
for wounds sustained in action
against the Japanese. .
A machine gunner in the 129th
Int. Rest. Bendor was wounded
at Fort Stotsenburx, Luzon Island.
His regiment, during the rapid
sweep from Linmon Gulf to
Manila, secured Clark Field by
knocking out enelnyresistance in
the tort 899-; __ __ A- _--A_
After Clark Field. the 129th
slum it out through the streets
of Manila, the action culminating
in an amphibius assault against
ruulted in capture of Port San
tiago—a Spanish fortress along
the Pasig river, built in the 1500's.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Bender, Kennewick, he has been
overseas 14 months serving also
in New Caledonia and the Solo
Veleran 0! [we Danie Describes
Reception By People of Hawaii
trip. Corporal Eldor Kemp! writes
eransotthebattle of two when
they returned to Hawaii. The
Courier-Reporter is indebted to
hispaments, Mr.andllu.Albert
the following:
‘ April 0. 1945
I am now back at the same old
rest camp I was last December.
gaveusatthedocks. Havenever
never will format it. The navy
broke out the hand and started
pumping away as we come in
‘l'hey must have had the Red
Cross. USO, chamber oi com.
merce, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts.
lodges, ladies aid, kindergarten.
P.-T.A.. old ladies convention and
dancing 'and threw candy on the
ship to us and passed out dough
Wins Silver Star
At a recent ceremony at McCaw'
general hospital. the Silver Star
was awarded Ward F. Larsen of
Kennewick. Col. A. P. Clark.
commanding officer, made the
presentation. '
Citation to? the Silver Star
read: “For (allanu'y in action.
After volunteering to accompany
his battalion surgeon to search
sen disregarded enemy machine
wounded man; was painfully
wounded himself by sniper tire-1
pulled himsel! to the position of
a second critically wounded mln‘
and rendered anerseney first
aid.” 1
Mrs. Joe Svatonaky. St., had
tor house M her nephew,
James Samwho isstationed at
Geiger Fl James was three
with the Aviation Engineers and
loquhehadin 8% yearsin
- Pvt. Nathanhrmwa. kho has
Just ... hash training in
cup ‘ 315,253. - .iaspendins
'.'..-.1-4. ‘4 "" MIDI!-
enfiglhud t" .‘W.Bureams
of mwmisto
overseas. '
Women Will Observe
the Valley will observe national
mm in 11.53“: peo
wick Munch at 2:00.
o'clock on May. Ilay 4th. It
wasstated that this will he one
of the chief occasions of the
Spflnzsponsored hythecoundl
of Church Wanen. The pron-am
lowshipperlodwith refreshments
and other teatime. The women
of the communitie- led the
churches of the lawman
invitedtoauoythn will
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pasche
entertained witha birthday din
ner on Sunday. The occasion being
little Mickey Otte's first birthday.
Walter Ott. Guests included Mr.
Walla Walla. Mr. and Mrs. Al
Francis Zarndt and Donald. M
Henry Otte. Mrs. Roland Pasche
and Douglas. Mrs. Pauline Hol
brook, Mrs. Laura Johnson. Cpl.
Ott is servinx with the armed
forces in Germany. Mrs. Otte is
Ha? Thatwuonlyhnltotit
though. Wecotontmchand
stat-team untoward
decanted like the Fourth of July.
Signlauoverthephce. like
comenome everything
Next there was a part of the
town cut of! where we stopped
and a lot of mothers. girls and
Red Cr‘oes handed us all the ice
cream we could eat. We had
quite a way to go to the camp
and all the way kids were out
along the road waving the old
nag. Guess they must have let
out the whole school.
Back here at camp we not en
other recepflon. “All the beer we
could buy. Oh Boy!” It look: like
New Years around here now. It’s
just to much for one day. don't
you think? Has been a lot of fun
while it lasted but tomorrow the
celebration ends. Have a gen
erel's inspection in the morning
and next week back to the old
(Continued on Page Five)
$393.5” ls Low
Hospital Bid;
'l'o Renew Plans
Officials Confident
Additional Funds
Will Be Available
Low bid on the Hospital con
tract. according to word received
here this week. was $393,500 for
the general building plus $53,000
for the nurses wing. For the en
tire building this figure is more
than $90,000 over the allotment of
Urban Keolker. Paul Richmond
and Herb Henne were in Seattle
Tuesday where they conferred
with government agencies. Inter
ested government officials were
of the opinion that the construc
tion would not be sidetracked.
Alternative plans would be
studied with a view to cutting
down costs and to secure the
allocation of additional funds.
Officials are definitely aware. of
the need for the hospital and will
make every effort to assure its
It was believed that it would
require at least 30 days to deter
:lnine definitely what could be
Bile: In Maine
The marriage of Miss Gladys
O. McGuire, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. McGuire of Hardine
burg. Ind., and Frank D. Mason.
Ens. NSNR. eon of Mr. and Mrs.
E 3. Mason of this city. was sol
emnized on April 7 at King Chap
el, Bowdoin College. Brunswicki
Me. Lieut. A. Scott, chaplain o
the Brunswick air station used
the double rfi ceremony uniting
a“ in marriage gengflma?
m 0 0
Noel C. Little. commanding ot
ticer of the Brunswick naval
training station.
The bride wore a wedding gown
of white lane with a fingertip veil
‘held in phce by, a bandeau of seed
we! She carried a lace hand
that had been carried by
the hridegrounh mother at her
wedding. ,Whlte roees tormed the
bridal m
A gown at turquoiae net with
head dress of mmuoise veiling
and flowers was worn by the ma
tron of honor. hire. 0. 8. Math
ews. She carried a bouquet of
pink roeehuds. '
Ens. Calvin 1". Quote was best
man- The chapel was decorated
tor the occasion with baskets of
white, gladioli, and on the alter
the cross was flanked with tall
white candles.
' The wedding march was played
by Robert Stetson who also ac
companied Mrs. M. Stovall who
sang “I Love You Truly" and “Be
iton Union Bldg. Bowdoin 0011*.
following the ceremony. e
‘hride, assisted by the bride
groom, cut the wedding cake with
a sword, in true naval tradition.
Followigx a short wedding trip
Ens. and rs. Mason returned to
Brunswick. Mason is a member
of a pioneer family of this com
munity and is a graduate of the
Kennewick high school and Wash
ington State College.
Churches Plan
VI: Day SErvices
A revised plan for V-E day ob
servances was announced this
week by the Inter-City Ministers
association. Inasmuch as it is ex
pected that General Eisenhauer
will designate the day on which
organized resistance ceases which
is to be observed as the otiicial
close of the European conflict.
the ministers believe that word
will come sufficiently in advance
that all will be aware of it.
' On the day thus designated. all
churches in Kennewick, Pasco
and Richland will be opened all
day .ior those who desire to enter
and spend a while in meditation
or prayer. Each church at 8:00
p.m. will hold its own victory
service and church folk and citi
zens in general are invited and
urged to attend their own church
or the church of their choice on
that' occasion.
Special programs have been
published for that service and
are available to: the pastors. Each
may arrange his service according
to accustomed procedure. None
of the services will be long. it
was stated.
Benton County Red Cross will
hold its annual dinner on Monday
evening. May 7, at L’Abbe rea
taurant in the Recreation hall at
Richland. Details are to be an
nounced later.
A prominent speaker will be
featured. This will be a public
dinner and all interested indi
viduals are urged to attend.
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