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# VOL. XXXI s——-——_———-——"——= The Sidewalk REPORTER By the KENNEWICK COURIER 30!!wa CLUB Indignation has been mounting for weeks and finally found em phatic expression at the regular meeting of the local squawkers in regard to the appearance of cer tain buildings. One particular place was used as the most glar ing example. We are not sure which one it is as the boys were a little cagey in mentioning names and places. But we took one from two and decided they were re ferring to a certain establishment located near the west end of the business district in what is prob ably the main street on the north side of same. If you can’t ﬁgure out from this description the place we have in mind come down to the KGB office and we'll point out from our front window. “cams : Too late to make last week’s paper came a report that a new club has been organized with an avowed purpose of squelching the squawkers. They will weekly award a theoretical bouquet to some doer of good deeds. Their motto is “If you can’t say some thing good . . . “Right off they elected E. S. Black and the school board for completing the fine new grade school building under trying circumstances. So. there! NEW BUSINESS The avalanche of new business that has been getting under way during the past several weeks reached an explosion stage with the announcement of the forma tion of a new firm which is laun ching a broad program of expan sion and development. And there are a number of other things that are rapidly reaching the construc tion stage. OLD BUSINESS . Big peaches are still old stuff in Kennewick but continue to amaze visitors. Lee Boutelle, not to be outdone by the Amons and the Schmidts, comes in with some mighty fine looking Gold Medals. And speaking of peaches, appar ently local people intend to make them a year round habit judging by the quantities that are being processes at Willard “pulls cannery. ’ are-mm ~ mewhere in between new and old business should come a place on the agenda for old businesses that are under new management. Both the Pollyanna Cafe and An gus Grill have undergone such an experience and Waldo Rich mond has added two associates in the implement business. “PARA GUS SAYS: “I have heard of places where the air is like wine, but around Kennewick this time of year it’s like :1 Mint Julep.” “DAL! FOR M 03038 The 18.104.22.168. (sure, you guessed it: The Society for the Recogni tion of Lame Brains) makes its weekly award to the dumb bunny who complains to the returned serviceman about how we “suf fered from shortages.” STORY OF nu: WEEK ‘ ’ﬁé ’dcic'tor’ Ris’ﬁét’ionm' g the new nurse about a patient. “Have yap__kep_t a_ cyan of I_lis progress?" ' “No," but I can show? ybu my diary.” gnittingmof Syegtgrs Uggent'Says _Red Cross Many people have expressed surprise that the Red Cross is still using knitting, now that the war is over. But the need_is still very urgent and will continue so for time to come. a yarn on hand now is of o drab and will go to the army. But the new shipment will be of maroon yarn and will be used for sweaters for the convalescents in hospitals. These sweaters are pullovers with either long or short sleeves. . Kennewick women interested in knitting for the Red Cross can get yarn and instructions from Mrs. Charles Powell, who is chair man of the knitting committee. USO Field Director Is Making Survey Here In this area to make a survey for USO activities is A. P. Hil geman, a USO field director. Mr. Hilgeman will help to formulate plans for the continuation of in dustrial USO work in Kennewick and Richland and to coordinate the work of various agencies. He has had a wide experience in this type of work. He was with the YMCA before entering USO work following its organization early in the war. 19155 z HOME mznt: Mrs. Frank L. Visger, of Ta coma, daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Visger of Kennewick has arrived here to make her home with them. Frank, who has been teaching pharmacy at Fort Lewis, has been shipped out. Mrs. Frank Visger has been a surgical nurse at the Pierce County Hos- She will live at the Visger New Firm Plans New Industries For Kennewick Plans are now under way by a group of Seattle and local citizens for the construction of three large buildings to house a winery, a bot tling plant, a warehouse in Ken newick and an ice plant in Pasco. Articles of incorporation of the Kennewick and Pasco Industries to be known under the corporate name of K. 8: P. Industries, Inc., were filed with the Secretary of State at Olympia last Friday. The new company is capitalized at $250,000 representing 2,500 shares of Preferred stock with a par value of SIOO a share, and 5,000 shares of Common stock, no par value. It is reported that over SIOO,OOO has been subscribed by the organizers. As soon as the Architect’s plans are approved by the board of di rectors bids will go out to local contractors during the next few days, to permit operation of- these plants to begin on or before the first of the year. Most interesting project will be the winery, which will be erected on a two-acre tract form erly known at the Bates Trailer Camp in Kennewick. The build ing will occupy an area of over 25,000 square feet, and will be constructed of concrete blocks with wide platforms for load ing facilities. The entire equip ment will be patterened after the latest wineries installed in Cali fornia during the recent months. The ice plant will be located in Pasco on one of four sites under consideration. The shortage of ice experienced during the pres ent and past seasons will be over come by producing a sufficient quantity of ice to take care of the Twin '-Cities’ demands; for the plant will be equipped with mod ern machinery capable of produc ing 15 tons of ice daily. The new have ample regrigeration space concrete block structure will also have ample refrigerated space for storage of ice during the win ter months. ‘ The bottling plant and the ware house will be constructed adjacent to the Sportland building in Ken newick. Plans call for the instal lation of a 20 spout machine and large washer with a capacity of producing 150 cases of soft drinks per hour. ~ —_ Asa soon as Governmental re strictions are lifted concerning the use of sugar in the manutac ture of bottled goods, ’he local de mand for a variety 0 soft drinks and mixers will be taken care of. The warehouse will fill the pres ent needs for general storage space, and it is expected it will be built as an approved bonded warehouse. _ 7_ __ _ The incorporators of the- K. 8; P. Industries, Inc., are: J. Watson Webb of Seattle, Julius Bahl of Kennewick, E. Hershel Kidwell of Pasco, Max M. Kysor of Ken newick and Joseph B. Bates of Kennewick. It is reported that the main purpose for the organization of the K. and P. Industries, Inc., is to give local enterprises im mediate development, ' and to es tablish new ones consonant with the demands created by the growth of the area. The company has also in con templation, according to Mr. Bahb‘ other industries for the Keane-l wick-Pasco area, including a ﬂour mill, a glucose factory, and a lime phosphate conditioning plant. nun? namqn There was family reunion Sun day at the Harvey White home. Those present were Lt. and Mrs. Gene Blott,, Mr. and Mrs. D. For est Edge and daughter Pamela. Mr. Edge has just been discharged from the army after 5 and one half years in the servece. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. J. Broderius and Mrs. Louise Bro derius of Spokane. Highlands, Grange Plays Hos! For Regular Heeling o! Pomona Group Presence of three state ofﬁcers Lecturer Ira Shea, Deputy Mas ters Ted Lloyd of Mount Vernon and Carl Williams of Kennewick. added interest --to the meeting of the Benton County Pomona ggﬁnge Friday, at the Highlands Three resolutions were studied and adopted protesting any raise in Bonneville wholesale power rates, proposing the issuance of market certiﬁcates and asking 101' quicker market reports and for aThreeriﬁceinYakimafor Kittitas, Yakima and Benton counties. F. E. Gilling reported that Sec retary of Agriculture Clinton An derson has asked for the farmers to present their ideas for a post war program. Meetings for this purpose will be held the week of September 16. 1 The Grange unanimously en dorsed the proposal ot the eight central Washington counties to erect with state aid tuberculosis hospital in the district even it it means and additional one mill 3 8V?- i For the Womens’ Committee Fannie Morgan discussed the need KENNEWICK, WASITISIGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1945 HOME OF NAVY’S FIGHTING EAGLES Scribes Witness Training Cycle A! Pasco HAS. . By “SLIM” MEVERDEN What Navy fliers learn at the nine million dollar Naval Air Station at Pasco and how they learn it was revealed to newsman last Friday. A group of Eastern Washington reporters were the guests of Capt. J. E. Shoemaker, Commander, and Lt. Comdr. W. H. Baldwin, Execuctive Ofﬁcer of the station, on a tour of the great 2200 acre installation. ‘ Brought together by invitation from Lt. (j.g.) Mead Sche'nck. the group first enjoyed lunch with the ofﬁcers who have the responsi bility of the training pm All departments is! the . tion ‘were reproatedby , ofﬁcers tin charge. The ﬁrst stop on the trip brought a demonstration of ‘crash' ﬁrefightingbyacrewofmenun derthedirectionofCPOV.B. ‘Deveraux. A wrecked plane, sat urated with gasoline was ignited and the two trucks of rescue crewmen drove to the scene and effected the rescue of “Oscar,” a dummy, who was trapped in the cockpit. The primary purpose of the crash crew is to “get the pilot” according to Chief Deveraux. The cockpit of the plane was sprayed with a mist of water under a pres sure of 500 lbs. per square inch. This cools it sufﬁciently to keep the pilot from being burned in real crashes. Two specially trained enlisted men, Sl/c J. G. Sullivan and As’st. Station Fire Chief Spec. Cecil Roth, dressed inheavy boots, can vas coats and asbestos head shields iwith plead-glass windows, literally walked through the outer ﬂames to the cockpit and rescued the idummy. Flames from the gaso line were very high and theheat intense. However, in about 30 seconds after their arrival, “Oscar” :was clear of the wreck. practically unscorched, and the “foam” unit of the crash team had ﬂooded the fire with a stifling blanket of suds. Within two minutes after the-harrivalalloftheﬁrewas ou Proud of their record of never having had a fatal accident on the ﬁeld at the station since it was commissioned, Chief of Opera tiona, Comdr. H. C. Jipson keeps for cooperation and understand ing between the home and school. especially in regard to beginners. Margaret O’Hearn presented a plea for McCaw hospital needs, including phonograph records both old and new, vases, money for telephone calls, etc. The American Lake Hospital is asking for cotton rags for rug making. Nearby granges are asked to give parties at the hospital. Subordinate reports showed continued activity through the summer months except the three granges in the wheat raising coun try who recess during the m mer. Buena Vista has 20 candidates for the 3rd and 4th degrees, and with over 300 members is fast reaching the membership mark of the largest grange in the state in Spokane county. Valley Grange met regularly all summer and have eight candi dates who will be initiated by the Finley Degree Team. Kiona in Benton reported two enjoyable lawn meetings. beHighlands has three new mem rs. Vi‘vi'nley held a picnic and all (Continued on Page Nine) mmmumpueommmsunummm ‘mupmmmmmummmm mmmhmm.mmmm umummummamomm ”mu mmerhndldomﬁoMWsOu-M “magma-mumjauuwmmmm Bmm . mamdwﬂﬁm animal-alian “800:: not mmmnnd. this crash crew ready at all time for emergency. The huge swimming pool w the next point ottlntereot. 752105 feetitistheoeoondlnrzeuin door pool in the U. S. Tum nine feet deep at its deepest point. it is so built that it’s entire edae News hem 0n: Men and Women In the Armed Services WINS AWARDS Word was received here by Mrs. W. Helm that her husband “Wild Bill Helm” has just been promot ed to Captain, and on the same day, was presented with‘ the Presi dential Unit Citation. Bill also received the Chinese Army Air Force Wings, that same day. As if that were not enough, he was told that afternoon that he is scheduled to come home the last of October. So “Wild Bill” or we should say, “Captain Wild Bill Helm”, had quite a day. ram PROM PRISON CAMP Sgt. James Shiﬂner, son of Mrs. Orpha M. Shittner, who was a prisoner of war at the Michal-a prison camp in Japan has been released in apparent good health. He was taken at Correcidor. It is generally believed that 500 of the 1500 taken summed the Jap cruelties. Miabara prison camp is on the eastern edge of Buvako Lake. 75 miles 8. west of Nagoya. After learning of the Japanese surrender Sgt. Shittner and other: left the Prison camp and wand ered around unmolested. They ended up at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and then they met American friends. RECEIVED I.Bm Bill Boutelle wntes his parents Mr.aners.Leeßoutene,thaton the day the Japs wandered, that for about 15 minute- no one said much and then everyone turned loose. There was shouting, shoot ing or pistols, and colored ﬂares. pmmmmaxmmm alarge numberotmenmyhe lineduptorswimmlnllnsu'ucﬂon atonetlme. Ltvaeshndanamstedmn demonstrate the technique of “ditchinc” from a chute into the (Conﬁnuedonpaaea) and otcoursethe shipc' whistles toaddtotheeonmsion. Bill is 1: Diesel Engine Opera tor ontheLS'l‘GOSandhopelto be home about the ﬁrst at the ﬁnitnottorMatleutona ve. RECEIVES 4mm On July 23. at Nobel-c. Ger many, 174 Lowell Taylor. son of Mtg-W. S. Hulet, was «mad (Continued on Page I) 'Momic'. Kennewick S I I: Says US. Employ-MW To the thousands of won-hen who constructed the huge plant: at Buford, the word “atomic" may well be synonymous with “Kennewick." according to Fred L. Huston, manager oi the Pasco office of the United States lin ployment Service. “Ever since March.” Mr. Hous ton stated this week “the ofﬁce has received scores of letters iroln former Hantord employees asking us it there is work tor than in the Pasco-Kennewick area." He cited several reasons given tor desiring work in the West. among them being the favorable climatic con diﬁongthedtyitaelfandthchon- pitahle and friendly attitude at the community residents “Although theme is work tor many of these people.” Mr. Hotn ton declared. “we cannot otter Development ol Atomic Bomb Traced From Theory to Fact; Col. Matthias Pays Tribute to Kennewick People Kennewick Top I In Census Eam -1 Release Figures The State Census Board this week announced its population es timates for the 223 chartered and incorporated towns and cities in the state of Washington. These es timates are to be used as the main basis for apportioning state funds during the current biennium. In View of the extraordinary growth Kennemck at Top Tho “hand (into: showad 80am. had gaiood more than 100.000. Bpokaoo and Tacoma oach gaioad about 20.000. Kan nowlck ahowod on. of tho high .“ pom of growth. Somo of tho ﬁgum an: City: 1040 1040 Kennewick 1.010 5.500 Graodviaw 1.440 2.115 Pasco 6.013 0.000 Prone: 1.110 2.500 Sumo ................000.000 410.000 Spokano ............122.201 144.000 Tacoma ..............100.400 100.000 Walla Walla 10.100 24.800 Yakima 21.221 08.400 of many town and cities in recent years the Legislature considered the 1940 population ﬁgures as an unrepresentative basis for allocat ing money from the state treas ury. Accordineg the legislature cre atedaCentusßoardtoderivea series of current population es timates tor all the towns ot the state. The law specifies that the populatiosi estimates are to be computed as of February, 1045. The census showed that 75 towns and cities either remained constant or actually declined in population between April. 1040, when the federal census was tak en, and February. 1045. Increases for the runaininl towns and cities varied from less than ten people to over 100,000. . In the-100 session of the legis lature W given to the many which had been forced upon municipal gov ernment: by the war. To assist municipalities in meeting these problems the legislature appropri ated $2,000,000. The war-congest ed cities received most of this ap propriation. - Following this precedent the loss legislature re-created a con sus board and the statute was broadened to include all the towns and cities. and all state monies and tunds allocated on ﬁre basis of population. An estimated sum ‘0! over $30,000,000 will be dis lbursed in this manner during the \current biennium. Gasoline taxes. liquor proﬁts. liquor taxes. motor vehicle excise taxes. and a public works fund repress“ the major km in this mtimated sum. Proieol lay Gel Approval Soon J. K. Cheedle. Spokane attor ney, was in Kennewick Tue-day. He conferred with when at the Irrigation Project: committee in connection with the Highlands project. ' Mr. Cheedle was tonnerly at torney tor the Reel-nation Bu reau. In that «mg; h_e_ ment a number of years In Washington. D. C.Atthepreoenttunehehas a private practice in Spokane. The Project: committee has held trequent meetings in the past few weeks. Manbera feel that present indications are very tav orahle toward early approval at the project. The work of the Reclamation Bureau is £99Bl:an on this project. Handicapped by I shomgeotenuneeuendapnu otbusineentbebureluexpectsto havemenhereveryeoontoﬂnhh the worktlutwmplvethew forbureeuappmnl. themmuchwtlnre gardtonﬂmﬂbuetoﬂnhct that then: is very little tinny housingtorworhnanlteelthut thisdeteuthemmbletype otworkw—ﬂlemwithahm- ”to “In addition to toms-o war warmth” on wand .00 servicanenuunﬂlbuutome ofwhomtheleckothominxm proveadetrimentittheydelin anployment heme. Ittherewere more cabin court. auto com-1:. aparunents or other housing,” the managersuusted.“theincteue inlocal popuhtionwouldheu'e mentions.” According to the ﬁeld survey nowheincconductedhylocnlm ployment Service perennial. Ken newick is one of the hey clues ofeasteranhinctoninlohru Job oppormmtieo are concerned. “The Hanford works is the big gest plant in the world and works with the smallest particles." Col. Franklin T. Matthias said in speaking to the Kiwanis club Tuesday noon. He paid high trib ute to Kennewick and other towns in this area for the fine loyal support and cooperatian on build ing the huge plant and bringing it into production of the atomic bomb. “When I spoke here before," the Colonel remarked. “I had to talk for 30 minutes and wasn‘t able to say anything. Now the situation is reversed.” He proved his point by keeping his audience at full attention for more than an hour. He traced the development of the atomic bomb from the original theory as expounded by Einstein through the construction of the plant to the final explosion of the terrific bomb that ended the war in Japan. Col. Matthias delighted his lis teners with his friendly, conversa tional manner. Following his talk he answered many questions Asked as to peace time use of the discovery he said there is no doubt about it." He added that it was yet in the experimental stage and that a tremendous amount of research will be required. As to the future of Hanford plants he could make no definite commit ment but he believed that it would be reasonable to keep the plant in operation. “The Hanford plant bears the same relation to atomic develop ment at Watt’s teakettle did to the development of steam power,” the Colonel said. He described the construction work and quoted figures as to the size of the job. “What would have taken 25 years under normal conditions was accomplished in in two years." After the labora tory tests had proved successful the War Department immediately began plans for full scale opera tions. Matthias was one of a party that made a trip of 8500 miles innnecem‘ie ber of 1942 in search of . 0 Requirements were for a place that had water, would provide an area 12 by 16 miles, 20 miles from any town and at least 10 miles from any highway or railroad. Hartford proved to be the best The site was chosen in January buying was started in Febuary and construction was underway in March. Excavating was done before blue prints were drawn and (Continued on Page 8) Census Backed; Discus: Umatilla Unanimous approval was given by the Kennewick Chamber of Commerce today to ghlana tor tak ing a city cenaua. e Chamber agreed to take the lead in doing the job with W Dick Rac tor to be put in charge. Ralph Mwhotookmacﬂvepartin the renaming oi the etreeta. will Cooperation of other groups in cluding the churches will be sought. The USO has volunteered toaidanditisplannedtocallon them for assistance in the big job of cataloguing the information. James navy reported for the joint committee of the Pasco and Kennewick Chambers that a meet ing had been held Wednesday. Plans were laid by the committee to start work on several details in connection with the construc tion of the Umatilla Dam. The state is interested in im proving the road from here to the dam site. Figures on housing, schools, churches, retail establish ments and other services in the two communities will be compiled for the benefit of the Army Engin eers in helping them to plan for the inﬂux of workers. Month’s Arrests Same Ag August _Last__Yea_:r ; Business in the police depart ‘ment is holding up. August ar rests reached 50 which was the em figure compiled for the same month a year ago. Heading thelirtatslweredrunkanddis orderly caaee with traffic account ingilor 14. Trailingweretwocar thefts, one investigation (burglary released) and one burglary pend lllgixty - one pinball machines were licensed and five dogs were ghe department scored 1000 in car then. Seven were reported ,stolen and all were recovered. mum BIRTHDAY ' -A tamilly reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hanson. The occasion was the celebration of Mr. D. C. Hanson's birthday. Those present were Mr. Hanson's son, W. P. Hanson and wife. his brother. and wife. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Hanson, his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. 'l‘. Belalr. and his grand daughter, Mrs. Ray Normile. A beautiful large birthday cake was served to top on the occasion. NO. 23 '