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The Sidewalk
By the
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!
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.
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. ’
~ 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.
“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 (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.”
‘ ’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
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
Kittitas, Yakima and Benton
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
Scribes Witness
Training Cycle
A! Pasco HAS. .
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'
‘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
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
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
Vi‘vi'nley held a picnic and all
(Continued on Page Nine)
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mamdwflfim animal-alian “800::
this crash crew ready at all time
for emergency.
The huge swimming pool w
the next point ottlntereot. 752105
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
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.
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
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.
Bill Boutelle wntes his parents
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.
alarge numberotmenmyhe
demonstrate the technique of
“ditchinc” from a chute into the
and otcoursethe shipc' whistles
Bill is 1: Diesel Engine Opera
tor ontheLS'l‘GOSandhopelto
be home about the first at the
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
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
In Census Eam
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
Accordineg the legislature cre
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
the worktlutwmplvethew
that then: is very little tinny
“In addition to toms-o war
warmth” on wand .00
anployment heme. Ittherewere
more cabin court. auto com-1:.
aparunents or other housing,” the
inlocal popuhtionwouldheu'e
According to the field survey
ployment Service perennial. Ken
newick is one of the hey clues
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
“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
the renaming oi the etreeta. will
Cooperation of other groups in
cluding the churches will be
sought. The USO has volunteered
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
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.
' -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.
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