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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, February 14, 1946, Image 2

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Issued Thursdays lg The Kennewick Printing Company, 81?
Kennewi Ave.. Kennewick. Washington
Member Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
32 year in Benton County. $3 outside. Entered as second class
matter April 2, 1914 at PO. Kennewick, Wash” under Act of
March 3, 1879. The Courier, established March 27, 1902; The
Reporter, established Jan. 24. 1908, consolidated April 1, 1514
Rolfe Tuve and Carl J. Anderson, publishers
Best ‘
Last week the Reclamation Bur
eau released figures on crop re
ports for the Yakima project.
Kennewick Highlands rated sec
ond only to the Tieton division in
last year’s crop valuations.
However it should be remember
ed that the Tieton area is produc
ing apples almost exclusively in
which production costs are ex
tremely high. The Highlands
showed a distinct advantage over
either Sunnyside or Roza.
With improved methods of grape
culture and more acreage going
into grapes it is probable that the
difference will become even more
distinct. '
This should give the lie to those
individuals who set themselves up
as “experts” writing in daily 'pa
pers. Fact of the matter this re
port shows them up for what they
are, nothing more than political
Clean-Up -
We have at hand two letters
from subscribers on the question of
city clean up. In addition we have
in mind numerous cements from
individuals on the same subject. It
would appear that a large num
ber of_ residents are of a singlel
Have Your Taxes Correeily
. Computed
..' . flammable Fees .. . . '
Charles Ed. Smith
Licensed Public Accountant
2nd Floor Bank Bldg. Phone 971
Kennewick - .
Cleaners and Tuilors '
' Phone 961 - 417 W. Clark, Pasco
100 Percent Union Local No. 197
-We clean clothes, hats, draperies and curtains. .
Rugs, Upholstery, Demothing Service
Our fur department offers fur cleaning, glaz
ing and storage in our plant.
. l'ree Pickup & Delivery Service
in Keuuewielr
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.'
murmur .MGH GYM
* Walla Walla i
-. VS.
Adm-ion Adults 50c
Sam. M and high school students 30c
. Elementary school Melts 20: 1
maid as to the appearance of our
c 1 .
We are especially pleased that
one of the writers offered several
specific suggestions. Let’s quote:
1“0n several evenings I saw the
;sidewalk in front of the Roxy the
atre cleaned off with a hose. They
\should be. complimented. Others
‘could do likewise, giving their
‘watch’men something to do out in
the fresh air.” ‘
We don’t know that enough
‘firms hire night watchmen to do a
‘complete job of the avenue, but
perhaps the merchants could co
loperatively hire someone to do
Ithe job at night when there is lit
rtle pedestrian traffic.
1 The idea is carried further to
suggest that the city flush the
streets and pick up the debris from
the gutters.
The other letter was addressed
to the “Squak Club” and considers
another point of contention. Again
we quote:
“Where in the name of time
would you find a city the size of
Kennewick with the prospects it
has and growing as it is with as
many filthy cowbarns with enorq
mous manure piles scenting the‘
breeze that there are within walk- ‘
ing distance of Kennewick Ave-i
me? To say nothing of the chick-i
en houses in various stages of de
clme, garbabe burning in alleys,
dogs and cats running around with
old Aboneoapq saymon cans. etch
“It certainly looks to me like
we ought to have a good old clean
up campaign in the residential dis
tricts before we find ourselves in
the midst of some epidemic.”
We are pleased to see this grow
ing demand for a clean city. What
we need now is action. And again
we urge the city council to offer
leadership to this demand and a
good start would be to follow up
the plan for a municipally-operat
ed garbage collection.
Church. School
Leaders In Heel
i A meeting is to be held Tuesday
evening at 7:30 in the Kennewick
iMethodist church in which church
;and church school leaders and
‘public school administrators and
school boards of the lower valley
will be present to hear Rev. Carl
Rydell, Lutheran minister of Ta-
Icoma, and chairman of Tacoma
‘week-day church school commit
tee of the Church Council, and
others, in some preliminary dis
cussions relative to some possible
future week day schools of relig
ious instruction.
Discussion and plans have been
underway in the Inter-city minis
terial association and the Mid-Col
umbia Council of Churches for
several months past. The success
of wek-day religious instruction in
other cities of the state has been
under close study by leaders in the
s.giammunities of this part of the
te. ‘
It is expected that this meeting
will bring leaders from Richland,
Pasco and Kennewick and other
near-by communities. It was stat
ed that at least a year of planning
must necessarily preceed any act
ual operation, even if and when
such are adopted.
New Theatsr Manager
iActive In City Affairs
Clyde Anderson, new manager
of the Benton and Roxy theatres
here, has accented his entrance
into the community with the an
nouncement of the arrival last
week of a new member into his
family. A seven pound boy was
born to the Andersons in Walla
Mr. Anderson has had a wide
experience in the theater business,
having managed more than 30
houses. He comes here from Wal
lace, Idaho. He intends to bring
his family here in a short time.
He is taking an active part in
community affairs and is trans
ferring his membership from Wal
lace in the Kiwanis club. He prom
ises to make every effort to bring
the best pictures the industry pro
duces for local showings.
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Those busy Wsshington Motor Coseh
Bu?” Leave KGMGWM‘ System hoses are s familiar sight on
”am" thostreetsofthiscity...sndonthe
a.m., 7:15 am., 4:30 p.m., uniti ear ”d is:
6:20 pm. ans! 8:40 pm. . . “h“ oonnn H - 4
For Yakima at 7=58 M!» These higWsshington nom- Coaches
10:28 a.m., 3:35 p.m., 7:50 ,
p.m. and 10 :45 11.111. "° ”W! Misfit M- They're
working overtime hssten business
For Seattle at 7 :58 a.m.,
10 :28 a.m., 3:35 pm. and reconversion, to bring home men and
10:45 pm. ~ women disehsrged from the smed
services. to speed other militsry per
gaaneave Walls Walla sonnel on furlough trips. to serve
. trips to the
F Kennewick at 6:30 a. Mon your necessary
m? 9 a.m., 2 p.m., 6:15 p.m. * next county 0" across “'9 ”“337.
and 9 :15 pm. ‘
Bulges Leave Yakima . quent snd convenient. And. as soon
mm" ' umorseqoipuenthsvsihblgstm
For Kennewick at 5:15 a. more in: to sre lsnned for
111., 8:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 9‘1"“! P .
3:15 pan. and 5:30 pm. your trsve p essurs.
nisnt bus
Inquiromgr’ocgn’g points. KGIIIEWI'ck 3': n"! u
_ Benton & Ave. C._ Fhone 461
Washington Motor Coach System
Pile Rem Now.
Squire Advises
To avoid the last-minute rush on
March 15, federal taxpayers are
urged by Joseph D. Numan, Jr.,
Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue, and Collector Clark Squire to
fill out their own income tax/re
tqgils and file them as early aspos
sl e.
Squire said he joins in the ad
vice contained in a letter addressed
by Commissioner Numan to tax
fayers through the press, as fol
Dear Fellow Taxpayer:
I wish to write you about your
1945 income tax return which is
due now and must be filed not
later than March 15th. The law re
quires a return from everyone who
had SSOO or more income last year.
In urging you to fill out your
own return as far as possible, I
wish to remind you that the tax
blanks have been vastly simplified
since 1944. _ A ‘ - .
My earnest advice is that you
tackle your own tax return as soon
as possible and by yourself. In at
least 9 cases out of 10,] am sure
that you will need no assistance if
you follow the simple directions on
A New Discovery for Treatment
And Other Forms of Rheumatism
This treatment is not a patent medicine. This is the first time it has
been sdvertised in Seattle. Our records and Jlevions information show
that this treatment is nearly 100 per cent fective.
We learned of this prescription through a practicing physician. The
treatment was developed after being oricinated in England.
‘ Don't Miss This Opportunity for Relief
For Particulars. write to
Always Plenty of Parking Space
Open 9 a.m. to 9 pan. every day except Thereday
the form. However, it then you
have questions or need advice. the
local office of the collector of in
ternal revenue will try its best to
furnish you prompt, courteous and
efficient service free of charge.
. Sincerely yours.
Ready-Mix Concrete
Crushed Bock
Asphalt Shingles
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Phone M “I
ooov mm mm wou‘
Automobile Painling
on your car painting
Half Mile East of Richland Y on River RM
AuONG THE many important. valued customer.
. of The National Bank of Commerce of Seattle
that began with meager capital and humble
equipment and then progressed to vast and out
standing service. few. if any. offer a human in.
terest story more appealing than that of the Ben
Marche of Seattle.
The Bon Marche owes its existence to the
fact that a man with a venturesome spirit fol.
lowed Horace Greeley’s historic advice. “Go
West. Young Man." and then couldn’t find a job.
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Edward Nordhoff was a floor walker at Mar.
shall Field and Company in Chicago. He saved
his money carefully and when he had accumu- I
lated $1.200 he and his wife gathered up their
' three babies and lit out for the frontier town of
Seattle. This was in the spring of 1890.
After a month's fruitless effort to get a job,
Edward Nordhofl' decided to “go it" on his own,
so he rented a little store with a thirty-foot front- 1
r age at First and Cedar. in the district known as
“Bell Town" in those days. On May 7. 1890. a new
commercial enterprise was launched, bearing the ‘
name of "The Bon Marche." Why? Because Mr.
Nordhoif as a boy had been an apprentice at the
"Louvre" department store in Paris. France. and
had always admired the efficiency of the “Lou.
vrc's" big competitor on the left bank of the
Seine. “Au Bon Marcher
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The little store prospered from the start. and
soon it was necessary to get larger quarters. so
"The Don" moved down to the corner of Second
Avenue and Pike Street. occupying a one-story
structure. sixty feet frontage on Second Avenue
and thirty feet frontage on Pike Street.
In 1899 Mr. Edward Nordhoff died and his
. brother. Mr. Rudolf Nordhoif sold out his dry
goods business in Buffalo and came out to Seattle
to join his sister-in-law in managing The Ben ~
Marche. In 1900 Mrs. Nordholf married Hr.
Frank lchermott. and under the management 5
of Mr. McDermott and Mr. Nordhofi' and the
impetus of a fast growing city The Don Marche i
went ahead from one expansion to another. First.
the oneostory building became a three-story
‘ building; then. a four-story building. Next. an
; other block was added; then. another. taking The
1 Bon Marche all the way from Pike Street to
Union Street. Later the alley was bridged and a
. block on First Avenue was added.
. ‘ s: a s: ' .
. By 1925 The Bon Marche was the third largest
department store in the United States buyinfiand
- selling entirely for cash. Macy's of New ork
was the first largest and The Boston Store in Chi
cago was the second.
But the day of the cash store was nearly over.
People wanted installment and charge accounts.
so The Bon Marche switched to credit. Mean
while. a new retail district was opening up on 1
Pine Street. Ever in the van of progress. The Ben
Marche obtained the block between Third and .‘
Fourth Avenues and Pine and Stewart Streets ‘.
where was built the splendid building The Boa -:
Marche now occupies. In August. 1929. the news
store was opened to the public—and today it is -1
recognised as one of America's outstanding '1
‘ merchandising establishments. .
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1 . In the meantime. Kr. NcDermott and if. 1
‘ Nordhofl’ thought thud worked hard «133 1
and long enou h. so t disposed of their 1
ings to Allied separtment Stores who operate it .’1
today along with 69 other stores. ‘
Ir. chermott passed away on January B.‘
1944. Only recently. October I. 1945. Ir. Nod- .=
holf died at the age of 92. They left behind tbell .
_ a worthy monument of their long labors to give
Seattle a fine store. - ‘
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This Bon Karche history aflords another co!"
roboration of a basic maxim of The National Bank ‘
of Commerce—that virtually all large business“
of today once were small. And that’s another ral
son why this bank devotes its full cooperation to
new business enterprises of sound foundation. 3' ,
gardless of size at the start. ‘_
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Thursday, Febnafil‘ I

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