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The Sidewalk
“The Squawk Club meets in a
dungeon,” one of the members
informed us this week, “they meet
in a bedlam.” That’s what it was
this week with practically every
member shouting to be heard.
One with particularly sturdy lungs
balanced himself on the . backs
of two rickety chairs and laid it
on heavy. Said he without minc
ing his carelessly chosen words:
“Now the plain common honest
citizen like myself is asked to pay
a tax for the privilege of doing
business with the sewer and
that’s alright mind you. We’ll
pay it and be glad to see the im
provements put in. But how about
our city fathers doing something
about collecting a tax or license
our business places for the
rivilege of doing business in
xity?” '.
Someone who carefully took
pains to remain anonymous has
taken us to task for our comments
about Pasco getting the publicity
in connection with the release
of information about the atomic
bomb. The post card was date
lined Pasco and painstakingly
printed, without a signature. If
Mr. Anonymous will re-read the
material published in the copies of
the KCR which he has no doubt‘
carefully saved for posterity, he
will find that we were not sour
graping. We were particularly
lamenting the shortcomings of our}
colleagues of the Fourth Estate‘
in their utter disregard for such‘
a simple thing‘ as plain eighth!
grade geography. . 1
’— i
In getting to the bottom of our‘
latest error we decided to load
the blame onto the telephone sys
tem. It seems that our local re
porter got a wrong number. She
thought she was talking "to the
Forakers when as a matter of fact
she was connected with the Fer
guson homestead. Consequently
the name appeared in the local
column last week as Foraker
where it should have been'i'er
guson. Our sincere apologies to
[both the Fergusons and the For-l
_ ‘ 1
a ons sars: ‘
“The American people are hard‘
to_ outdo. Watch them—now that;
sasrationingisoff andspeedlimw
its lifted—go out after the'record.
of deaths set at Tarawa and Iwo;
Jima.” }
m ausmsss ' ‘
In spite of all the rumors on
things to come about the only
concrete evidence of immediate
“SV“! is the' Durocher Stove
and Appliance company on Ave
nue C. "It’s a bright spot in the
general confusion of that area.
Mr. Durocher has plans for ex
pansion into some other lines
that will be annbunced later.
OLD ausmess
Smitty’s Garage, west of town,
gets under the ’wire as an old
business. Nottoo long at the pres
;ent site Smitty is repairing cars
ill 3 large numbers. However, he
11‘.” been active here for some
tune Operating the big garage
at Hanford. Church’s Grape Juice
company is rumbling with activity
in preparation for what promises
to be an excellent grape harvest.
‘ __L.
lpnze this week to the moron who
mosses hghted matches or cigarettes
out of car windows in dry wheat
1' timber areas.
r“: 3 ‘0? THE WEEK
eWick Girl: “Remember,
Bill. you’re an officer and a gen
tleman.” ~
P 35” EnSiSD: “But, honey, it’s
only a temporary appointment."
Church Bells .
Bang for Peace
Taking turns by the week, Ken
newick’s ten churches rang their
bells at six o’clock each night for
the duration of the war as “a call
to prayer for a just and lasting
peace and to ask God’s blessing
and protection for the men and
women in the service of our coun
try who are fighting under the
banner ‘ln God We Trust.’ ”
This move, inaugerated by a few
Of Kennewick’s church 960919.
and proclaimed by former mayor
A. C. Amon, was copied in many
cities and towns throughout the
country and it sponsors have re
ceived many favorable comments.
The work of assigning the WEGkS
and making the detailed arrange
ments was handled completely by
Mrs. Lane K. Larson, who received
lOlr’al support from most of the
local ministers.
Several comments were received
from boys overseas regarding the
miect and urging its continuance.
Ms” they claimed.
Eh» Ktnnvmitk (flourivr- 19‘an
15 Square Miles 0!
Range, Stubble
Land Burned
“If you see smoke, drop what
you are doing and head for it—
Strict adherence to that area’s
unwritten law, held to a mini
mum the losses in a range and
stubble tire that broke out in
Ho_rse Heaven last Friday. _
The fire Was first seen at about
four p. m. on Pat Owen's ranch.
Farmed by a southwest wind it
burned Northeast and spread out
until it reached Jump Off Joe‘s
and the nine-mile canyon, where
it was stopped. The area involved
is about three miles wide by seven
miles- long, but about .fifteen
square miles was actually burned
over. It was well under control
by about 8 p. m. and was burned
out by the time darkness.fell.
Among those who suffered dam
age in valuable stubble fields and
pasture were the following: Pat
Owens, stubble fields, Harry G.
Owens, 400 acres stubble, Harvey
Carleton, 40 acres pasture. Benny
Blair, 400 acres stubble plus 300
acres of pasture, and Wallace
Bateman, stubble and wheat.
Benny Blair battled to save his
home, outbuildings and machinery
by backfiring against the main
blaze which seriously threatened
his property for a _while. _
It was fortunate that the ‘wheat
had been nearly all harvested in
the path of the fire, but there
is still great loss to the farmer
when stubble burns off. Harry
G. Owens said, “I .wouldn't take
$5.00 an acre for that stubble.” He
explained that the stubble when
plowed in, helps keep the soil
moist and loose, and prevents it
from blowing away when dry, or
eroding during the wet season. He
said that it w uld take a couple
of years to p 73: the burned over
fields back into condition again.
All ranchers are emphatic in
their request that people who go
into ‘the wheat area be careful
of cigarettes, matches or fires of
any kind. “One cigarette butt,
carelessly tossed from -a ear win
dow, may cost ail-faunas their
life’s savings and , their homes,”
said one grower. ‘
case,_has not yet been determined.
, All residents of the area con
.tacted, were full of praise and
grateful to those who hurried x-to
the scene as soon-as they,saw the
smoke. They said there were six
tractors and many trucks, as well
as about seventy-five men with
shovels fighting hand to hand with
the fire in every short ,time. One
rancher said, “It just takes a cloud
of smoke to get these wheat farm
ers together‘and ready for a tight.”
Had it not been for this spirit of
cooperation, the losses of this blaze
would surely have been much
greater. , ,- .
Marine Corps lo '
Seek Bulifllnenls
Marine Staff Sergeant Grover
E. Tallon, veteran of action in
the Pacific, will interview 17-year
old applicants for the United
States Marine Corps in Pasco, on
Tuesday, August 28. His head
office building. j
“Seventeen-year-old men are
needed to serve during the na--
tional emergency which still ex
ists,” commented the leather-neck
veteran. “Young men should be
eager to take advantage of this
opportunity to train, travel and
educate - themselves with an or
ganization of such renown,'_’ tut
ther reinarked Tallon. '
A library of combat films will
be shown to applicants. Inquiries
concerning them or the possibil
ity of enlistment may be addressed
to Sergeant Tallon at the Yakima
post office building where he will
maintain temporary headquarters
from August 24 to 30, inclusive.
The sergeant is permanently
stationed in Seattle at 1016*
Second Avenue. '
Miss Poling lieporls on ‘llecrealion;
Family Has lnleresling History
An interesting biography of. the
Poling family appeared in a re
cent article by the Roving Repor
ter in the Walla Walla Union
Bulletin. The story refers speci
fically to Miss Helen Poling who
last week concluded her summer’s
work as director of recreation at
Park View Homes. The program
was designed for all children in
Kennewick and was highly suc
cessful. We are reprinting part
of the Roving Reporter’s article
aslell as Miss Poling’s own re-
Following is the article: .
Polings are interesting people,
and so is Miss Helen. By voca
tion and training she is a musi
cian, whose permanent field is
on the Oregon State College'Cam
Miss Poling is the daughter of
the venerable D. V. Poling, who
at the age of more than 80 years,
continues his important assign
ment of being contact man in
, _
News Iron Out Hen and Women
In the Armed Services
Lt. Clarence Sand-man. 1:.
Pvt. Rohm Sundown
Lt. Mrs. Phillip Foraker
returned Monday from a two
weeka vacation at Wallawa Lake
enroute to his wife’s home at
Maryl-lill. Phillip,theaonotMr.
and Mrs. W. L. Foraker, recently
returned from the European bout,
having complete six month: over
seas service 'with the 13th Armored
Divigion. ,At the completion of 3:
30-day furlough he is to
to _Camp Cook, California for 're-
Lt. 1.3. W. L. Bellamy is home
on leave visiting his parents, Mr;
and Mrs. J. R. Bellamy of Ken
'l'. Sgt. Tony Beetle is home
from Italy for a 30-day furlough.
after which he will report to
Camp Carson, Colorado for fur
ther duty. . ‘
Pic. Francis Thlelishomefrom
Fort Bay, Nashville. Tenn, for
a 25-day furlough with his wife
and small son.
AMM 2/c Darrell, Hunsaker,
visited at the W. O. Hawn home
Tuesday through Friday of last
Cpl. Waller one Writes o! Action on
European l'ronl; Heels Local Boys
- Cpl. Walter H. Otte write- from
Mannheim, Germany, to bring us
and what he has been doing” The
letter was written before the Jap
surrender, whi c h material]:
changes the outlook for the boys
still in Europe. That far- away
he has still kept in touch with
home through letters, the home
highschools fortheboardofhigh
er education in Oregon.
Then, too, Miss Poling is a cou
sin of the Poling who has become
known in, all Christian nations of
the world through his activities as
president of the world-wide Chris
tian Endeavor. He is Daniel A.
Poling, minister (many Polings are
ministers) author of many books,
columnists, educator and withal, a
very busy man of world caliber.
About a year ago he wrote “Daddy
Didn’t Die." (Greenburg: Publish
er) in tribute to his son, the Rev.
Clark Poling, who went down on
the torpedoed Dorchoster after he,
a rabbi and a Catholic priest—
all headed for the Eurpean Thea
tre of war as chaplains—had sur
rendered their own lifebelts in
favor of soldiers. When last seen
the trio had locked arms and were
singing a Christian hymn.
There are numerous Polings in
Oregon. The Rev. Daniel A. Pol
‘ (Continued on Page Four)
Albert Sundown SP 8/:
Here’s another Kennewick fam
ily with three sons in the sex-vice.
The proud parents are Mr. and
Mus. Clarance Sonderman of West
Highlands whose son, Clarence,
Jr., Robert and Albert are all' in
the service.
Albert (Al) Sonderman SF 3/c,
born April 29, 1919 at Kennewick,
graduate of K. H.‘ S. now with
the Flagship USS George Clylner.
Former occupation: shiptitter at
the Associated Shipyards, Seattle.
He took part in the invasion of
Okinawa aboard transport service.
Pvt. Robert (Bob) Sonderman,
rifleman, born, August 12, .1920
at Kennewick, graduate of K. H.
S. Former occupation: drove pro
duce truck foi- Harry Kutulas,
Spokane. Is now on Okinawa.
LLJClalrxfnce (Chaney) Sanger
man r., army ‘ rps, rn
Sept. 25, 1921 at fgnnewick,
graduate of K. H. .5... majored in
plant pathology at W. S. C., was
sent to Italy in January, 1945.
saw service over Germany. '
'AirForeee. Hewyfihflm
,theuhotAumtti m
Werth otColnmbugNehl-uka.
vice. Hemmenlineer-xmu.
months in the Carribenn an.
AvenueC. '
Whitehune. Humanism.
newick from Mt. Angle lat Wed
neldam Heisman-damn
on the New Hebrides Islands.
Ray Marsh.
Pvt. Frank E. Mueller and his
a?“ m “3‘” “mm?“
ey were ven a -
iday when peace was declared
(Continued on Page 7)
110681 boys. .
. Mannheim, Germany
‘Dear Sara,
1 This is my first letter to you
‘since you took over the “paper".
forsendingittome. Itistran
4tosweelrs old bythetimel
get it but the tactirthatldo get
it. Ithelpsamanaomuchtokeep
:up with the happenings at home.
1 I notice that quite a few boys
emu“. °° “mm"...
an a very ew are
whow I-stack up on things over
Ihere. Wemlwilltrytotellyou,
Ta little anyway.
; I came overseas, namely the
\Atlantic, on the Queen Elizabeth
in April 1944, ending up in Eng
land for a very short time. So
‘short in fact we didn't think we
\were ready. but the Army thought
‘so,_so we nude an invasion.
I never knew it was possible
to be in such an operation and
not loose a single man by enany
action. It was entirely luck. I
assure you it couldn’t have been
the fault of the men! I guess they
were just too hm to think of be
ing shot at. We supplied the para
troopers with ammunition and
food until the beach operation
was secured.
Then after the St. Lo break
through we followed the 6th ar
mored Division through the con
quest of Brest.
After that we were in the
(Continued on Page 7)
’45 School Term
To Start Next
Monday. 10 A. H.
School will start Monday, Aug
ust 27th, at 10 am. The school
buwes will be on a double sched
ule as usual. The first trip at‘
nine o’clock and the second at
Monday. due to the dedication of
the new elementary school, ciasses
will only be from 10 to 12 o'clock.
Parents who bring beginners to
school on Monday. are asked to
please call for them at 12. as it
is impossible for the teachers. or
small chilren to know what bus
to take home if they didn't come
on it in the morning.
Due to the short day. no fee
will,be collected on Monday, but
the children will be told what
fees are needed.
Children in Kindergarten thru
the sixth grade should go to the
new building for enrollment, and
the Juniors and Seniors to their
After the teachers meeting on
Saturday, there will be a teachers
picnic at Sacajawea park. A
picnic dinner will be served. All
teachers. and their families and
the school board and their fami
lies are invited.
Following is a list of the teach
ers and the grades or subjects
they will teach:
First grade: Josephine Hinckley,
Ruth Wayde. Hazel Wilson.
Second: Vera Campbell. Annie
Sutton, Clara Washburn. Christine
M. Green.
Third: Ruth Coates, Lela Hatch.
Stella Palmer, Gladys Cook.
Fourth: Mun-l Evans. Hazel
Hodgson, Martha Brown. Emily
mustard. - .
Fifth: Zela Heyer. Elma Kehmea,
Dorothy Chellis, llaxine Ralph.
Sixth: Lydia Mock. Leona
Moore. Alta Bonanza. Jeanne
Seventh: Math. Walter Peteuen;
history and aeocrafihy. Ema Lune
day; science.. Ruth Mary Payne:
English. Aileen Hines.
Eighth: Unfit. Gladys Wilder;
history and mm. Debra
Joy; science. [attic Shoemaker.
English, Bettyinne Hellmthsl.
Ninth: bluish. Elsie I. John
son; aw .. . social
general schnee. Ila-y R. Itc-
Guinnus. .
physical accumulates D.
D. Rogers; band. hula-let A.
English; “balmml‘ndel;
Rebel-um; cleaclub. Helen
Polinz. .
mm prlndpal. In.
'l'. Cantu; aperintendenhls.
Sewer Payment
Show Progress
The City Mme:- reports
inwell. Prepuinxthelistot
properly. The owner has vital in-
tion will be appreciated by the
"Girl Friday" Is in a [filter as
Telephone Line: BI: In England
a bubble of excitelnunt Monday
morning. Thereasonheinctlnt‘
its “Girl fi'iday”hadalledher
'l'hecold acts otthestoryare:
Mrs. Mildred Euer. the dough
land to talk with her husband
Pic. John Euer. John is with
Mildred placed the all It 10:35
on. and then started her long
NewYor-k. Aboutonehouretlaer
seas operate in New York oc
Mildned aid that those five
minutes were about the most
thrilling of her who hie. John's
Approval ol Highlands Irrigation
Project Imminent; Kennewick Group
Interviews Sen. Mitchell. Banks
In an interview Wednesday in
Spokane, Senator Hugh Mitchell
expressed a deep interest in the
proposed Highlands irrigation pro
ject with a desire to learn more
of the details. The Senator was
in Spokane for a hearing of the
Scam: am Mitchell
Award Contracts
For Fire Station
A. S. Murray was awarded the
contract for construction of the
new fire station annex to the City
hall at an adjourned meeting of
the council Friday. The new
structure will be of concrete block
anti will house the fire fighting
Quarters now used by the fire
station will he remodeled to house
the offices of the city clerk and
hummer end m a council
mom. M m will he
used for a count mom to provide
addition-Loose tor the sheriff‘s
AttheMniwt regular
opened tor it: electrical Ind
ing. mnmwmpm
The council paced Ordinance
423 which pmvidu We:
tundstopmidefiordeflciu in
Plan Dedication
0! New School
meat-17 bulldlnz of the Kenne
wick Mlle Schools will take
placeAuuustz'lth. Thebulldln;
2:30to5:oo pm. Theta-maladi
cntlon end-a at 8:00 o'clock
in the Senior EM .'Wm
flew—«lii: latheludl
tquum to actuate the setting of
Those who will participate in
them an: Mu. PeerlA.
'Wanmher. mpeflntendent o!
aeration and development. who
will represent the governor.- 1...
R. nut-bee. legion! (“rector of
not [indefinite accept-nee at
' Itmebwttwoo’cloekinthe
dred’eeen. Ithedheenemnged
placed thmugh the Wet
fiee. Theyhevepheedcenean
over the United States. Ceneda
first'rrm-Oeeenicpel]: 7 7
Later in the week. In J. 0.1
ter Ruth. “may callhen
tum -s“!!ng _but. b! 9n
time Mn. Belnhart not on the
line and Switzerland was called
back. Ruth m’t theme. Mn.
an mumpmbnblyhedto
a all through. She hopes they
light metals sub-committee oi the
Mead committee.
With two other members of the
committee. Senator Kilgore of
West Virginia and Senator Fer
guson of Michigan, he spoke at a
luncheon meeting in the Daven
port hotel. He said that the light
metal industry in this area has a
definite future, and that with Cou
lee dam power the light metal in
dustry and the atomic bomb de
velopment had won the war for
the Allied nations.
Senator Mitchell became chair
man of the light metals commit
tee following the resignation of
Mon Wallgren who had previously
held the position. Senator Kilgore
said that when the committee was
left without a chairman they
looked around for a hard worker
and chose Mitchell. The commit
tee has made a swing through
California to the Northwest and
the members planned to leave im
mediately for Washington, D. C.,
At tho Thursday noon moot
ing of tho Chambor of Com-
Inorco a motion was ondorsod
to instruct tho socrotary to writo
to Sonator Hugh Mitcholl invit
ing him to ostablish his rosi
donco in Konnowick.
Sonator Mitchell was soon
tary to lonator Wallgron botoro
his annoinhnont to his prosont
position and has boon in Wosh
in'ton tor sovosal roars. com
ing tron lnohonnish county.
A rumor has boon possistont
that tho lonator is planning to
tnovo his pomanont rosldonco
oast of tho mountains and that
ho has cast longing ulsnoos at
thh asoa. .
where they will present :1 com
prehensive report of their tind
in‘s. Senator Mitchell is also a
munber of the Banking and Fl
- committee which opened
hearings in Washington this week.
Both committees are playing an
important part in the reconversion
Due to the press of this work
PW “"0
mm which would have
brought him to Kennewick and
Pasco. He hopes to be able to
mike the trip __lomgtime this tall.
Present at the luncheon were
Frank Mennin. Ed Brand, Julius
Behl and Rolfe 'l‘uve of Kenne
wiek and Alice noun of Paco.
The Kennewick delention had
tattle! interview with the Sen
e .
Alao preeent were Frank Banks,
head of the Reclamation Bureau
tor this district. end his auiatanlk
“Happy" Parker. These men to
the Kennewick delegation that
they plan to approve the Kenne
wlck project and have it at the
“top oi the pile."
Approval by the bureau etarta
a chain of review of the project
which it favorable will bring its
xproval by Connect in a very
ort time. 7
committee Sunday the Kenne
Properly Owners
Construct Sewer
‘ An example of community en
terprise was carried to successful
completion during the past weeks
by the residents of North Kent
\Street in the construction of their
sewer line.
Ten property owners Joined for
ces to construct the sewer without
recourse to the usual local im
provment district plan. Due to
maximum depth of 18% feet. Cost
was approximately $1.30 per front
foot which was pro-rated on a
frontace basis.
he property owners prepared
their own plans and survey. They
reported that the city was highly
‘cooperative on the job and sup
plied material for the manhole
at the juncture of the Kent sewer
with the trunk sewer on Kenne
wick avenue. Host of the hand
labor was done by some of the
owners. \ 7 _ __ _
Twin City Construction Co. did
the excavating with their drag
line and sewer pipe was furnished
and hyed by the Rose Concrete
Pipe co. .
Property owners involved were
Winiun Button, Melvin Glarow,
2. 12.. Horse. Dick Rector. H. 1!.
Oliver, 1". Spitaer.l Mrs. William
Blair. J. L. 019, rs. M. Bjerk
near and Clement Cejka.
Attention of all Rainbow girls
is celled to a meeting Monday.
AW 27 at 7:30 in the hell.
Election of officers It the main
business of the evening. Girls
NO. 21

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