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7 By The
pom: CLUB
5 Starting the year with a flour
ish the Beat the Parking Meters
Division of the local squawk or
tion came up this week
flu constructive idea. Maybe
”an! find that hard to believe,
m me it is: Why not remove
and; two meters from directly
gaunt of the local stamp em
wm and mark it like a load
” me. Then inveigle the post
we into installing a mail box
‘3 the curb. Result: Busy people
on w my to and from their
plans of employment could drive
in. 3le their outgoing mail into
me has and continue blithely on
3:5 way. What’s wrong with
minimises _
a hum! Anather new build
-33. However, when you see it
‘m’n wake up to the fact that
W is going to have an
other truly modern building. Ac
ading to plans, Contractor Do
vaspike will start next week on
the construction of a 50-foot front
building next to the Benton for
’mat Kent. It is to have a dis
mujshed Colonial style front. It
' provide space for a busmess
flat-prise of Mr. Kent’s, a eon
{wary store, and a strictly
up-to-date photo studio for none
other than Deke Randal.
We 01’
“ . . . from a shine garlor “3i”
gettin' g there. omes e
filament this week that an
other shine parlor will open next
week in the Shoe Hospital, and
m, to quote Kay Kayser, and
then . . . the establishment of
Inc's Window Cleaning Service.
The former is an after school and
Saturday enterprise to be oper
atedhyJim Sturm, Jr. who is a
Sailor at ms. The latter busi
nels will he in the guiding hands
of Harold McGowan.
Overheard in frogt ofefiggler’s
plaudits shop on enn av
enue this week: “Well, I see
llokler has a stokler.”
m me
For the purpose of getting out
'0! the frying pan into a fire dis
trict for rural protection, a meet
ing is scheduled for Friday, Feb.
1 at the Highlands hall. Deputy
State Fire Marshall Leonard Ber
,gunder will do the explaining and
all rural residents are invited.
Undoubtedly this is an item
that will come under the heading
of unfinished business until the
endottime.We refertoanan.
ment by Shirley’s, new
W's apparel shop In Kenne
m that they now are offering
‘o' file two-way stretch girdles.
'l'he Sidewalk Reporter knows
practically nothing about the item
in W accept that it has
1:: mélé; subject of eartfooin
110 Dmspect o t
becoming dated like the Flivver
and Austin ipkes.
It is, of course, an old story
what advertising in the KGB gets
' ucellmt results. We have enjoy
.ed reports of such experiences
H three advertisers the past
week. Typical (we heard that
wicker) is that reported by Carl
heu who said they received bet
ter results from last week’s ad
than any to date. They thought
lomuchofit that it is being re
this week. And on top of
a customer intonned them
Ruthebectlookmg ad that
am“ mm“ :2: “9"
as us
fifinhle pride. -
m or M
3m Gravenslund in casting
about in Washington Hardware’s
depleted stocks suggests that “V"
:lllld “ml-361;: We got 1:
31“ me w . . .on
helm: of a dozen, assorted.” Hiß
Mt was that as soon as
they not in enough stuff to adver
ufiflllt'yaell it outso quick they
are right back where they start-
Gd- le. tsk.
nous. TOO
Our life, however, is not all
.1311: and every once and awhflej
We discont- a thorn in the rose
hed. For instan¢e, we’re still
hath: about a Kiwanis instalo
Won meeting that had the date
inst one week off. And we’ve
been descended on by basketball
he: who didn’t feel that the Ll
- Roar gave sufficient cover
‘B9 to the. casaba events. Fortun
‘teb H. W. Pollng has come to
our Rome on the latter count
'3‘ 51: description of the Peace
Me Which appears in a nearby
‘3oan loses little of the excite
m'nt 0! the game itself.
WK“ 0? me want
Father (after wood
“ W): "NOW. son, tell me
vs” “I!“ that inst dandy!
'mm‘lu‘emeoutofme and
23'- ‘“ Manha- what it was
@ll2 Kmarmirk Glnurier- Evpnrter
Several Plants
Plan Expansion
In This Area
'What this news about Pillsbury
building a mill?
That question is being asked
frequently these days and rumor
has it that the plant is to be
started immediately. Basis for the
rumor is believed to be the re
port of the Bonneville Adminis
tration on its economic survey of
this region. The Portland Daily
Journal of Commerce has sum
med up the report as follows:
Seven food processing firms
and two mining companies plan
to construct or expand plants in
the Pasco-Kennewick area, in
cluding a large new mill for the
Pillsbury Flour Co., the Bonneo
ville Power Administration re
ported in making public a report
on 'the Benton and Franklin
counties market area.
Pillsbury will spend several
hundred thousand dollars on its
mill which probably will be at
least the size of the Astoria
plant, the firm’s only other op
eration in the Pacific Northwest.
The Astoria mill has a capacity
of 5900 cwt. per day and estab
lishment of such almill at Ken
newick would create about 100
jobs, Bonneville said. Pillsbury
purchased its Kennewick site sev
eral years ago, planning then to
build the mill but was postponed
by the war. The company’s own
engineers in Minneapolis are now
preparing plans and construction
material situation permits, ac
cording to A. M. Scott, division
manager, Portland.
International Mineral & Chem
ical Co. took an option on a 152-
acre site south of Pasco before
the war, but the government took
over the site and built a lend
lease reconsignment depot.
The company expected to man
ufacture phosphorus products
from phosphate rock deposits in
Montana. Such a plant would use
large blocks of power and pro
vide about 200 jobs, Bonneville
said. Whether or not the plant
will be. located um Pasco is un
certain now.
An unnamed local firm is con
sidering establishment of a lime
phosphate conditioning plant in
the Pasco-Kennewick area. Or
ganizers of the firm expect 'to.
market most of the fertilizer in
the Wilamette valley and Puget
Sound area.
Twin City Livestock and Poul
try Co. expects to add cutting
and curing to its slaughtering op
erations, providing about 10 more
jobs in its expanded facilities.
Expansion of the Church Grape
Juice Co. at Kennewick probably
will continue, Bonneville com
mented, as the company expects
to increase its own vineyards and
to offer contracts to private own
ers. Church is building a crush
ing plant in the Yakima valley
to secure the grapes from that
area. If the expected annual out
put of one million cases is real
ized by 1950-55, about 500 work
ers will be required in Church’s
Kennewick plant.
Another grape juice manufac
turer recently purchased a site at
Prosser. Vineyards are expected
to expand in this area on the
new irrigated lands of the Roza
Efforts are being made to se
cure a glucose plant for Pasco,
with the Northwest Chemurgy
and Washington Grange having
expressed the possibility of lo
cating such a plant in southeast
ern Washington to use cull wheat
and cull potatoes. A plant of
economical size representing an
investment of about $350,000 may
provide 60 jobs, Bonneville said.
firm plans to build a SIOO,OOO
winery near Kennewick.
Expansion of the iron, steel
and machinery industry will pro
bably accompany development of
the Columbia river, Bonneville:
predicted, which could make Pas:
co-Kennewick a trading center;
for, sales and service of farm!
equipment. ,
Sgt. Hansel: Writes From Guam 0!
Servicemen's Plea For Homecoming
1 Following is part of a letter
that is full of food for thought. The
writer is S/Sgt. H. W. Han-sch.
'who writes to his mother, Mrs. B.
R. Masters. The Courier-Reporter
has delected only a few personal
readers the plea of. the G. L’s for
quick passage home. The letter is
written from Guam:
Jan. 8, 1946
Dear Mom and Butch:
Well, I have two letters from
you yesterday, but we had a mass‘
meeting last night. so did not have
time to write. We had about 4,000
officers and men in our big thea
ter and the meeting lasted for
about 235 hours. We invited thei
Commanding General down to:
give us his side of the story. He
should have stayed home, was‘
booed off the stage. We had sev
erai.good speakers, some colored
men, too. We were trying to find
the American people that we have
4,000 men running a zoo-mn‘
Looking To The Future
Kennewick's Chamber of Commerce is starting a new year.
It is a year of promise and of progress. It holds many problems.
During the war years the activity of the Chamber was walled m
with many restrictions. For instance, the comparatively simple
matter of securing a motor stage terminal produced untold prob
lems—the securing of property, of priorities, of getting the various
elements involved into a unified program. In this the Chamber was
successful. .
It was not successful in securing a hospital for Kennewick.
This in spite of the fact that a tremendous amount of effort was
expended. In many small things there was a certain amount of
success. In how many ways the Chamber failed we do not wish to
stand in judgment. . .-
Now, however, a new situation is established—the long
awaited post war conversion period. It is up to the Chamber to
take a definite position of leadership that Kennewick and its
people may reap the most abundant harvest. Opportunities for
community service are unlimited. 9‘
Wefeel that itishightimethatallpartisanshipbelaidaaide.
that harping criticism be ended, that all who beheve 1n the future
of our ages join in a unified effort to make the most of every op-
Many new people have come to Kennewicl; to engagehin busi
ness activities. Many of them have not had time to part in
the Chamber’s deliberations. Many of them have felt that the
Chamber has not given them sufficient encouragement. To them
social organization. We would urge them to come to meetings to
make their voices heard, to offer their assistance in making Ken
newick a place in which they can continue to expand their busi
ness enterprises, to improve the city as a place to live and enjoy
the fullest life.
To the older members of the Chamber we would urge that
they lay aside any prejudices they may have toward newcomers,
destined to become the metropolis of Southeastern Washington.
In such a‘ development of mutual understanding and co-oper
ation the city can flourish “like the green bay tree” and its people
can live in a' new enjoyment of the best that the years of peace
ahead will have to offer.
Chilling Drive
Slow; Pickup Is!
Set For Saturday
‘ “It’s coming in slowly,” re
ported E. A. Silliman, general
‘chairman ohthe United Clothing
Collection for Kennewick this
‘week. _“We’ll need a lot more to
really make a good showing."
\ What can you do? First is to
sort out all the usable clothing
‘you can spare. Take it to a sal
‘vage depot. Then volunteer some
lame to help with the big job.
’ All churches in the city are
serving as collection depots. A
\city truck will start collecting
Virom these points Saturday morn
}ing. Church workers in charge
of collections for their congrega
itions and neighborhoods are ask
to co ey can. _
ed llect ail th before
[Saturday and to call Mr. Silliman
at 1381 or Joe Stradling at the
‘City Hall, 2111, to request pickup
service. The Fire Station is the
\main collection point and cloth
:ing can be taken there. Another
*manner in which bundles can be
[sent in is to have your children
’take them to school where they
Iwill be picked up by the com
Any clothing that (has any wear
left is acceptable. This includes,
suits, coats, pants, dresses, skirts,
children’s wear, shoes and bed
ding. The clothing does not have
done by the national committee
after it is all collected and sorted.
“No doubt peeple hesi
tate about lett‘innagnyclothing go in
face of the present shortage of
new clothing," Mr. Silliman said.
“However, unless you are, sure
you are going to wear that old
coat or suit again, turn it in.
Millions of people in the war
devastated countries are in da
perate need‘ of adequate clothing.
We should give everything we
can possibly spare.” ‘
He pointed out that perhaps
previous drives had depleted the
reserves most people usually‘
have of old clothing, but he urg
ed every resident to take another-J
look in attic and basement. 1
Lt. Cmdr. Cheney Is
Back in Kennewick
Lt. Commander A. F. Cheney
is back in Kennewick after three
years of service as a supply of
licer on an_ aviation mpg}! ship.
Commander Cheney will be re
membered as manager of the
J. C. Penney store before he en
some that position. _
base and that we. aren’t needed
here. We make furniture for the
otticets’ club, make tennis courts
and lawns and fancy ligating fix
job that people in the United
States think we are. About ten
percent of the men are actually
engaged in work connected with
the maintenance of the few planes
them are engaged in what we call
Hobby Lobby. Now they are build
ing a club for the enlbted men
place to go. but the officers’ club
enlisted men’s club and there are
about 400 or 500 officers where
there is between 4,000 and 5,000
enlisted men. _- _ _ ___ ‘
“Ilsa-"5135' completely rebuilt a
$205,000 347 into a flying hotel
mm :a‘isa' mt ‘m:
men were
out and the pane was lined in
(Contlnued on Page 3)
NEWS 01' 0M
Field Officer Cecil B. Edwards.
husband of Ora May Edwards,
Kennewick, was retired from.“-
tive duty with the armed forces
last week at the Camp Beale sep
aration center.
Entering the service in June
1944, Lt. Edwards was commis
sioned in the Army Air Forces
and was sent overseas in June
1945 with the Army Transport
Command. , 7 7 7
A pilot, Lt. Edwards has been
awarded the European theater
and American theater ribbons,
,and the Victory Medal.
Glen Weiggands Cox recently ar
rived home. He has been dis
gxarged at the Brennerton Navy
Gerald Mowery left Tuesday
morning for Fort ord, Calif.
Pfc David L. Johns received:
his discharge Jan. 19 at Fort
Lewis and arrived home Sunday‘.
Johns. David was a combat in
fantryman in the 96th Division
on Leyte and Okinawa. He re
ceived the Purple Heart. Good
Conduct medal, Asiatic Pacific
ribbon with two battle stars and
an Arrow Head, the Philippine
Liberation ribbon and the Victory
and American theater ribbons.
He plans to enroll at the Uni
}ruersity of Washington in the near
T/Sgt. Lester B. Larsen left
Saturday \Lior Johnson Field in
North Carolina. He plans to visit
friends and relatives in Chicago
on his way there.
Mr. and Mrs.A.F. Brownre
ceived word that their youngest
Sergean rown,w
on the oflioestaflotLLGen.
RECEIVES P 30110110!
has already been pol-mated to
Kennewicknighachool. 1
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SlSgt. V. D. Kaulitz has re
ported hacktoElPaamTe-xas.
cher,isherewith~her parents.
C. Durocher.
Chief Motor Machinists Hate
[Brenner-ton for Navy duty_after
the Navy.
‘ PteWesleyPel-kinslett Tua
pecan-be lent overseasfran
MWarfildt biomet
husband of Mrs. Agnes Ketchu 3
Kennewick, is one of 1,035 high
point Navyveteranawhomtho
“mm magmas.”
Kennewick A. C.
To Sponsor Sport
Program Here
Kennewick will have a well
rounded sports program it the
plans of the Kennewick Athletic
club materialize. An enthusiastic
group gathered Monday night to
discuss plans for the formation of
such a club with the purpose in
mind of sponsoring every kind of
sports and recreation that seems
feasible and 'is wanted by local
First project is the organiza
tion of a baseball team to repre
sent Kennewick in inter-city ri
valry. To further these plans a
meeting has been set for Wed-‘
nesday evening. January 30 in‘
the City Council chambers. All‘
baseball players and any mama-4
uals interested in the launching?
of a baseball program are urged}
to attend this meeting.
Without going into details the‘
new club discussed prospects for
putting on a regatta in the river
as well as tight smokers or any
other sports program that might
be practical.
Such was the intent of a reso
lution adopted by the map
which paved the way for the es
tablishment of a permanent or
ganization. At its next meeting a
set of rules and regulations for
the club's operation will be dis
Rolfe Tove was elected tempo
rary chairman and Hal Brutzman
as temporary secretary. The club
requesst anyone interested in tur
thering its program to take part
in the organization.
Potato School a!
Prosser Thursday
Benton County potato growers
will be interested in the all-day
potato school to he held at Presser
high school on Thursday. January
31, starting at 10 am, announces
Walter L. Click, County Exten
sion Agent.
There will he talks given on in
sect and disease control, seed cer
tification and grading and econom
ic outlook for potatoes for line.
In addition “Potatoes Unlimited.”
a movie showing potato production
methods on a commercial scale.
grading. certification and othu'.
practices, will be given. Men from
the state college, and. the Depart
ment of Agriculture will assist
with the program. Everyone is
urged to attend and especially
anyone who intends to grow po
tatoes in 1946, Click states.
Silver Wedding
ls Celebrated
A group of friends and relatives
gathered at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Campbell Saturday
evening, January 19. to wish them
many happy returns of the day on
their silver wedding anniversary.
It was a complete surprise to the
happy couple. Some 40 or so were
Games were played such as
“Sending the Bride on Her Honey
moon," as well as numerous oth
ers. The bride and groom were
presented with a silver Christmas
tree decorated with silver dollars
with each one’s name on a dollar.
Refreshment: were served. con
sisting of two beautiful decorated
cakes. ice cream and fruit pimch.
The event wu topped at! by a
song by Grandmother and Grand
father Campbell in honor of the
occasion, “Silver Threads Among
the Gold."
Em.“ Myfiqident
Dies in Walli Walla
histather.H.A.mllet-. Hews
the uncle of Mrs. John Cooper.
Hemaformer resident ot'the
Wane Explains sun: 0! Proiecl
Inasmuch as a considerable
moat-:30! conuoxteuy haamfllg
over 8w San
in the Decanber Dena-hem of
in full a letter from Willem E.
Warne. detheaQinwhlchhe
Mr. Warne was at that time
resignationctllr.Buhwe. ce
‘that time the Buena 01M
on new
his m in mm
Mt which we.“
James Lambert. SSZ/c of the
US. Navy is home on a 30 day
leave. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Balte. He has been
in the service three years. the
last two years spent overseas 1n
the Pacific area. James is a
sound and radar man.
Lions Win Pas!
Game a! Pam:
3 Team Victor:
Coach Chuck McGuinnes’ Ken
newick high basketball team de
the Pasco gymnasium Pride night
pending upon the decision -
ing a tnee throw in the closing
minutesot the game. It appealed
Bill Roxley oi Pssco. which went
through the net. theme was an il
legality. thstwascalledbythenei
eree. and as a nesult. the point
should not have counted. However,
the official sooner misunderstood
the situation and the score showed
27 all at that time. This action was
‘contested by Kennewick. but as
the final scone of Kennewiclt was
enough to win the game. the nec
‘ond of 31 to 29 probably will pre-
Theme itlenwu nun-met
hind at. thehnnwaymarkerby
thesooreotlcto 15. but were
ahead at theoeeond halt to the
of fast breaking, close checking
thehalgeemehsekwith enough
smart basketbsnsnd held onto
the ball inscompetent manner.
The play was fast and furious
throughout. but clean. and the
spartan-whip at an phyers of
both teams is tobeesnnndeth
Thé’o’mdaung'" ’ ’ waigoodandthe'
Kennewick team in the league
play.havingde£euted PM.3B
(Cdnfihuéd on Pace 0)
Essa! hm!
Judging in the lute-wide Tuber
culosis M Contest he: been
completed and prizes have been
awanded toßenton (30th win
wick High School. second M 3
‘lO. Honorable mention
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om Sticklu. Wick;
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Two Dances Are
Highlights 0!
Kennewick's March of Dimes
campaign is progressing with two
dances to highlight the closing
day: next week.
On Tuesday night. January 29.
a dance sponsored by the local
committee will be held at Play
land. Tickets are on sale now at
Visgers and Vibbers drug stores
and at the Courier-Reporter ot
fice. Dr. Tom Gillis is heading a
committee for the Kiwanis club
to aid in the promotion of the
dance. The hall has been donated
by Vrgil Axtell, Playland man
ager. A nine piece band will tur
nish music.
On Thursday night. January 31
a dance will be held at the
Highland: 95‘? house sponsored
Undouhlodly “I. ”.mm
”non in Kohnowicl: is :5.
Put! who oiolo o Much of
Dino: collooiion hos: from tho
pool offico lobby. flu. an».
M ‘- duinod to am pooplo
who suitor from ono of “I.
wont oillnonu tho! afflicts tho
hum neo. It can... douh in
in“! human. ii oflon com
CW of limbo {or lilo.
mon who MI from his
widowod noihor is o pg“...
of doooncy oompuod to tho ono
who stools from cripplod child
by the Peace-Kainewlck Eagles.
Music will be supplied by the
Ellis band. Proceeds will be
divided between the Benton and
Franklin county March of Dimes
Several organizations ha v e
made lump sum contributions to
the drive. Toastmasters was first
to report with a 200 dimes con
tribution. Outstanding example of
unselfish work on the drive was
the contribution or 80 dimes by
the Kennewick Valley Juvenile
During the past week the Bus
iness and Professional Women’s
club has taken a very active part
in aiding the drive. A collection
table in front at Penney's store
last Saturday netted nearly S3O.
Although the drive will om
cially close on January 31 a has
ketball game on February 2 will
help swell the tund. This game
will be hyed in the Kennewick
gym on: will bring together the
Kennewick Lions and the Paco
Bulldogs. These teams put on a
thrilling match last Friday and
promise a repeat pertormance no
one will want to mu.
Chamber Hears
Cooperation Plea
Stressing the industrial and ag
ricultural possibilities of this.
area, Julius Bahl addressed the
Thursday noon meeting of the
Kennewick Chamber of Com
merce. He gointed out‘ that the
Kennewick- asco area has all the
natural advantages for the tull
est development resulting from
the Columbia Basin and the Ken
newick irrigation projects.
Mr. Bahl stressed the advan
tages 1% can accrue to the dis
trict e expansion program is
carried on with local capital and
by local men.
The Chamber passed a motion
to meanest postal authorities to
improve service at the Kennewick
post ottioe. It was pointed out
thst this request has been doin
ed because of the war but should
be est-tied out now. All mt
mail pick up service is specially
desired with earlier distribution
of mail from night .tnins.
‘ I
To Organize Bell
Gallon '.
chmbm'Purpooe will.“ the
Mt of a branch tor
Man Dies of Heart
Attack Here Tuesday
embankment o! the Avenue B
mung. _ __ _
mid “aluminum
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