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@ll2 Kman irk Glnurivr- ﬁppnrtvr Wk VOL XXXII, NO. 28 Massive Peslivul Show haves City Jubilant l. The host-city of Kennewick was still tired this week. med, but exultant! . . _ a . , For. as one of the older reSldents said: “It was the ‘ mt show we’ve ever had in Kennewick, and it gave us mm to show folks from all over the state the people and :hetown and the produce we’re all so proud of.” . I, We officials of the festival were still reconciling ‘ ; ﬁgures, setting off the debits against the credits. The ;:';_————'———-———|fdollars and cents outcome was The Sidewalk REPORTER 51‘: War: COURIER ’ A“ cum , supremacy of the Amalga w Gripmg Assomation of the liddle Columbia lwas t Itferlously " tened this wee wi rumors €3,319 possible organization of a in] group. Instigators of the new bastion had planned to name ,unselves the “Cornucopia We ism!“ Club." However, the old WOO nipped this jurisdic *B] squabble right square in the d.Hastily calling a speclal_meet ing followed by an unlighted arch parade through the still Grape Festival littered streets of ﬁne most talked of city in the state a Washington thgtoAmaTlﬁamated a stmglng V 1 ry. e pres gt himself deliveredhauslgernbore hie! “Those we-s o a- ys ye right behind the eight ball. ney shoulda beenal workilnlgsharggsr womtheFestiv .. .” ' wo, darted the rally that ended in ﬁg serpentine parade down the lam IConcourse. isms . All kidding aside, we would be the last ones to sponsor the idea that there should be no criticism about the festival. It was a grand m “it: 1% the “£33" ‘22:: may m 1 magm e. jut because of its hugeness it is .'in naturald Cthat manyf mistakd’ es meme. riticism‘ one in ‘ busty and sincerity is the best bum: for lethargy: We would like to have you read the next mum by one of (3111' as appearing in e Tuesday issue of 111183121 e .camcisu ' ‘ “We are assured that everyone in Kennewick who had a part in the plans and carrying them thru did his bessgtoiznake itha good ba unnmg. , you ave eri - $13,. amt; themd towards things ntua us an events, and not ml) indigiuals! It was a ig un ertaking and such a large scale that with not more than three months planning we’re hereto say that it was a great | Job well done by those who gave nmnch time and effort to it.” oncnms This week’s award of ﬂowers goes without any dissenting vote ”Clyde Anerson, general maestro mbhatchet man of the Grape Festival. While dozens of others rm W for gheiir I(leircellenltg: . e provi e t e spar \ and the nerve to make the Kenne- KIOC: Grape Festival the grandest. that ever hit the Northwest. Ms For the past several weeks we have .been confronted with the ”Won, “What are you going to gt m at}? paper after_ the Fetsival mgiver. For one thmg, we can, I .everyone else, talk about the a?“ for a long time yet.ln mule general opinion around M :3; is glet’s glet tsitiarted on , s s ow.” me - “'99. don’t forget we gave: swiamn same we: d° a: - n a isn’ enoug ghave some ideas about beauti . ,tlon of Kennewick. And if that ”it enough . . . or maybe it is. Tumu- With. the Mayor getting his lune In the paper this week 1n “111 We don't want you to forget Kennewick's First Lady. Mrs. Pratt headed one of the ﬁnest P 3113 Of the big show in present mg a fine lot of local talent m “‘9 Festival club performances. ”‘9‘! We have a hunch she helped “Wet just a little bit in the WW affair held for the Old Tunas Friday. ’O3 700 31c. while we are sitting here placid galknocﬁng this out, Reporter‘ final Clark is struggling with a ,l . “01'? on the Grape Festival mh‘9h we hope will be completed In tune for publication in this is e. Erankly, we thnk it’s too big}; Job for any reporter to give ‘ picture of the whole show. All: we can do is to ask your indul m'. So many things demand l“cognition that it will be utterly gmible to cover everything. If ing fallto find what you're look-1 x 01: m the story, we am only “08121! for human frailties and‘ “We You it was not intentional. chm” that grape juice off your >dollars and cents outcome was 8131“ obscure. But for men and women, the boys and girls, who had backed the festival with their hearts and their ‘minds, their time, energy, talent and money, the verdict was plain: . “Win, lose or draw, the festival was a fine celebration, and we want to know—what do we have to do to start getting ready for the next one?” Clyde Anderson, president of the festival association, estimated that the stupendous three-day celebra tion had attracted fifty thousand spectators to its many events. Committee wbrkers, adding up the results of their far-ﬂung tic ket sales campaign, observing that many stubs were taken directly to waiting receptacles to insure their inclusion, called for all outstand ing funds in the hands of sales people. Miss Margaret Reymore, secretary of the association, has been designated to receive them at the city hall. Opening Parade Floats entered in the colorful opening day parade, under the di rection of Chairman Howard Beste, were divided into three classes. ‘ First prize in the Commercial Class went to the Church Grape Juice Company ﬂoat, with the Kennewick Valley Telephone Com pany entry a close runner up. .~ In the Fraternal and Religious Class, first prize was awarded to the Kiwanis ﬂoat, depicting Ken newick’s efforts to secure a swim ming pool and second prize to an gagncultural ﬂoat from Finley Grange 414. - i ‘ Dave Palmer’s “Play for Health” ﬂoat, an attractive cottage mount— led.on a flat bed truck. took first prize in the Juvenile Class. Sec ;ond prize went to the Campfire Girls. } The Kiwanis Float wasalsowin an: of thetgrand. prize. . . . Hail in. Queen . Victor in the Queen of Queens lcontest Thursday evening at the Benton and Roxy theatres was Ycomely and gracious Joan Smith of Prosser. She accepted her brown, royal robes and the title of Queen of the Realm of Con cordia at the Festival Plaza be fore a packed crowd of onlook ers. Staying on through the festival as the retinue of Queen Joan and guests of honor of the city of Ken newick, were Princesses Donna Moran of Wallula, Patsy Mont gomery of Benton City; Marjorie Slackney of Connell; Sally Byers of Richland and Donna Billingsley lof Kennewick. ' At the Tuesday luncheon meet ing of the Prosser Commercial Club, Representative Al Henry, acting as ambassador from the Court of Concordia, presented Queen Joan with a lovely opal and ruby dinner ring—gift to her from the loyal subjects of her realm. Surprised by the unexpected gesture, Queen Joan expressed her thanks, and being dissatisfied with the way she had said them, assured the Ambassador that a letter conveying her gratitude would be forthgoing to the Grape Festival Association within the very near future. Among the distinguished. vis itors to Kennewick during the festival days were mayors,- E. (Continued on Page 7) HIGHLANDS MEN TO MEET The October meeting of the Highland Improvement Club for Men will be held on Friday eve ning at 8. The meeting was post poned from last week because of the festival. All Highlands men are invited. Festival Ranks As Outstanding Show In Paciﬁc Northwest. Martin Says “You may say for me that the Kennewick Grape Festival was one of the outstanding shows of its kind in the entire Pacific North west, and that the individual ex hibits can’t be excelled anywhere in the United States." That well-qualiﬁed opinion came Saturday evening from Fred Martin, Secretary of Agri culture for the State of Wash -lington. Martin, who has just been elect ed president ,of the Western Asso ciation of Directors and Commis ’sxoner of Agriculture, embracing a membership from 11 western states, attended the festival as the direct representative of Clinton P. Anderson, Secretary of Agricul ture, who was unable to be in Kennewick for the celebration. “Governor Waller-en asked me to place the entire facilities of my department back of the Grape Fes KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1946 “THEGANG‘S ALL HERE . . . " —vwﬁm- "._t - Final game of the St. Louis-Boston World Series? The Louis-Conn fight crowd? A Hollywood premiere? No it's just a street. scene in Kennewick on the night of Saturday. October 5. 1946. Jack Teagarden's fine hand was winding up the big three-day show. and Spike Jones and his City Stickers had just completed their final performance. Photo by Randal Gasp [Meteors Ply Sky Kennewick eyes turned Skyward Wednesday evening to watch a brilliant shower of meteors streak across the moon-lighted heavens. The unprecedented spectacle con tinued for more than an hour. } Astronomers had predicted that the meteors, swept along in the iwake of the comet, Giasobini- Skinner, would be sighted early } Tuesday night. They expected the phenomenon to continue through ‘Thursday night also. Sunday Sphgol Heel Held Here An inter-church all day Sunday Sch 1 convention sponsored and direged' by the State Council of Churches met Wednesday in the Kennewick Methodist church with Bible School leaders from nearly all of the churches of the lower valley in attendance. The sessions opened at 10 am. and continued through until 9 p.m. Rev. Charles Hatten of Pasco, president of the Mid-Columbia Council of Churches presided. Among the state speakers and leaders who had prominent parts in the day's program were Rev. John R. Harris of Seattle, State Council representative; Rev. Fred erick L. Pederson, Methodist sup erintendent of Walla Walla; Mrs. R. H. McElroy, Presbyterian lead-' er in Christian Education from Se attle; Harold C. Herman, Associate General Secretary State Council of Churches; Rev. Marvin E. Smith, First Christian Church, youth specialist from Lewiston, daho. This convention is one of 42 being held in the state this year by the 17 sponsoring denominations of the State Council. GOP County Chairman to Be Elected on Oct. 16 . Benton County Republicans will meet Wednesday, October 16 at the Recreation Hall in Richland to elect a new county chairman to replace Dean Hartman, who has resigned from the position. At a Tuesday evening meeting of the Kennewick Women’s Re publican club, held in the city council chambers, M. M. Moulton discussed the pros and cons of in itiative 166. Clarence J. Farley also spoke brieﬂy in support of his candidacy for the position of sheriff on the Republican ticket. tival,” Martin said, “and I most assuredly hope that it will be con tinued in future years. My de partment will do everything pos sible to support it.” He continued: “The festival provides a great inspiration and an incentive to the development of better agriculture. And here the future is very bright. You have soil, climate and all the natural advantages you need to make this one of the garden spots of the na tion.” Martin had originally been scheduled to arrive in the city in time to witness the Childrens’ Americana Parade. Prevented by the press of official business from keeping that appointment, he spent all his time in Kennewick survey ing the livestock and agricultural exhibits and attending the many other attractions of the tremend ous Saturday show. . Kennewick ls Host For Meet 0! City Ofﬁcials Problems of city business got‘ a going over Tuesday night when Kennewick played host to a re gional meeting of the Association of Washington Cities. Toughest problem tackled was that of financing with officers‘ urging that smaller cities make} sure. that they get all they are: entitled to from state funds, such‘ as the Post War Development fund. 1 Mayor J. C. Pratt was host toj a 6:30 dinner at the Arrow Grill} and presided over the business‘ meeting that followed A. R. 30-: cheater, Seattle "city‘ emmcilmant and executive board member, J 4 ﬁtm‘é‘c’féf émmcmmmmmdea “3 . , a an : led the discussion. Mayors Miller of Prosser, Chris-1 tianson of Stevenson, Huber of Pasco, Hartman of Benton City and Pratt of Kennewick were present with other city officials from these towns. Al Rochester discussed various city problems and outlined solu tions that are being practiced by other cities. Changes in voting laws, garbage disposal and sewage systems came in for general discussion. State highway and safety traf fic problems as pertaining to traf ific through towns, better roads and highways. traffic regulations \were studied. City budget, reserve funds and the general financial policies of city management was given most of the time’ at the meeting. While most cities are in good financial condition, it has been found that demands are ncreasing while post-war income is decreas ing. The group urged an increase in State Development funds and to leave the sales tax as is. Other revenue sources were discussed. Nurses Have District Meet in Pasco Oct. 8 Thirty-five nurses, representing Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and Prosser, attended the Washing ton State Nurses Association Dis trict 15 at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, October 8. Among many matters decided, was a dance to be sponsored by the association in .the near future. Mrs. Vera Larsen and Sister M. Aloysia were appointed delegates to the W.S.N.A. convention to be held at Olympia this month, which will also be attended by several other nurses. Sister Baptista’s paper on “The Nurse Anesthestist,” was well re ceived. Doctor Joseph L. Greenwell stopped in for a few minutes and gave an interesting explanation of the Wagner-Murray-Dingle Bill and the Pepper Bill. ‘With games, prizes and refresh ments the pleasant evening was brought to a close. W PREVENT FIRES Americans are asked this week to re-check their arrangements to keep within hounds one of their most ancient friends. and one of their most devastating enemiee—the element of ﬁre. That announcement came this week from Fire Chief Herb Hal-- chow. who calls attention to . Fire Prevention Week—October 6 to October 12. ' "This is a good time t: take every possible premﬁon. III!- i chow stated. "against a hasard ‘thattromtﬂitolmcansedi T Sam-p 25. estimated a! 188.8.131.52...- 47 ti) 6 Swamp All-Stars The Yakima Valley All-Stars. strongly outclassed, put up a stub-‘ born fight against the powerful Fort Lewis Engineers in a special Grape Festival football game Sat urday night - under the lights of the Lions Den. The Army team, sporting names of two former All-Americans and severalothers who had won fame on college dridirons scored freely: with a combination of power and razzle-danle that amazed specta-h tors. Final score was 47 to 6. This wasthefirsttimetheteamhad been scored on this season and the soldiers paid high tribute to the gameness of the outclassed All-Stars. "who am Valley turn is coached by Joe Meyers of Wapato and is made up of young fellows who want to play football for love of the game. They have been seri ously handicapped by lack of play ing equipment and practice ses sions are difficult because the boys are working and some travel con siderable distances George Karamatic, Jake Schell and Casey Jones of the Kennewick high school handled the officiahng‘ ' and all remarked on the fine type of men on both teams and their fine sportsmanship. Red Cross Director To Instrudt Classes Mr. Roberts, First Aid and Wa ter Safety Director out of th San Francisco area office will be in Pasco to hold classes for Red Cross course starting Monday eve ning at 7 p.m. in the Red Cross headquarters in Pasco. Any Ken newick or Benton County mi dent interested in these classes has been welcomed by the Frank lin County Red Cross to partici pate. If interested, please call Mrs. Wilson in care of the Kennewick branch of the Benton County Chapter of the American Red Cross. The phone number is 4211. INFANT DIES James Lawrence, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scott. passed away suddenly October 2 after living but a few hours. Grave side services were held at Riverview Heights Cemetery with Rev. J. B. Coan of the First Methodist Church officiating. PROMOTE!) Mrs. Opal Vandine received word that Gerald Mowery. who is stationed at Seoul. Korea. has been promoted to corporal. He is ex pected home within the next sev eral months. Amateur Boxing Instruction Planned, Classes Start at llec llall on Monday Newest addition to the recrea tional life of Kennewick came to light this week with the announce ment that amateur boxing instruc tion for teen agers will start Mon day at 3 p.m. at the Park View recreation hall. Instructing will be Johnny Flynn, former YMCA in structor, who has fought profess ionally in both the middleweight and welterweight classes in Den ver and Minneapolis. He will be assisted by Chris Gregory. “No young boxers are going '0 get hurt in these classes.” Flynn stresses, “our purpose will be to see that they learn the rudiments of the sport without injury to themselves.” 7 7 - _ mﬁﬁﬁmebein‘thecm wﬂlbeconﬁnedtoteenageboys weighingﬁopoundsandmore.but City Opens Heart, Purse Po: Stricken Family Funeral services for the four children of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Woods were conducted by the Rev. E. E. Coulter at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the First Christian church. Throughout the days that have passed since the tragic deaths of the children early Sunday morning, the hearts of residents of Kennewick and the entire surrounding area have gone out to the bereaved parents. ' Ethel Frames, 12: Dona Crippled Lions Pace Powerlul Richland Squad George Karamatic this week is singing the favorite song of all football coaches, “The injury Blues." Facing a strong Richland squad Friday night in the Lions Den, the Kennewick team is rid dled with injuries where they hurt the most, Lee Long. ﬂashy halfback, has afootinjuryfromafallfroma scaffold while working at home. He may be able to play at least part of the game. Joe Lashock came out of last week’s game with a busted little finger. He will still be able to plug the tackle spot but may be cramped a little. Rolland Shearer. fullback is out of the lineup for at least a week with a severe bone bruise. Hamid Perkins. power of the Lion's backfield. has a bad knee and may be able to play only a partofthegameJimFaikhasa bad shoulder but should be able to play. “None of these boys will play Friday night,” Karamatic said. “if there is the slightest possibilty that they might aggravate their injuries. No football game is as important as the health and wel fare of the boys." Karamatic has been drilling the backﬁeld with other combinations during the past week to make a: forthelossofhisregulars.w Truman Elliott at full he is count ing on Chuck Poole. tailback. Led-1 ger Bryan, wingback and Del Clark. Bryan has been out of the previous games with a bad ankle butisreadyﬁorthecallnowJDel Clark. after a hitch in the armed mm 1. ﬁg a m to the} i “The line u still in good shape”; ‘the coach said. “With Lasheck. Norm Williams and George Soper we have a lot of power.” 1 In last Friday's game had hum stalked the Lions and left than ontheshortaidofwa 192012.001; against a rugged apa aqua The score was 6-8 at half time andi from these on. Wapato took the offensive until Kennewick made; its final score late in the game. Most spectacular play of the game came in the last quarter when Wapato kicked off after their final score. Strege took the ball and returned it 83 yards to the seven. In three plays Long smashed over on an off-tackle play. Strege was running most of the way with a clear field with three Wapato tacklers on his heels. Neither could gain on the other until the second Wapato runner fell forward and pushed the play er in front of him. The added im petus was just enough for the for ward man to catch Strege's heels. The Lions’ first score came as a culmination of a determined drive from midfield. Long scored from thetwoyardlineonanin side tackle smash. } Twofumbleswerecostlytothe Kennewick team. A fumble on the [second half kick-off gave Wapato‘ the ball- and a fumbled punt had‘ ‘the same result. both setting upi scores for the opponents. 1 \ —— amen rum 1 . Mr. and Mrs. Roger Records \Wa‘lt to Freewater, Ore. today to attend the funeral of Records' grandmother. Mrs. Emma Poole who died Tuesday night at the age of92.BurialwillbeintheWalla Walla canetery. The tamily has lived in Free water since 1902. Pall heaven will all be grandsons of Mrs. Poole. the promoters of the project are aheadylookingbeyondtotoum amentsthatwillheheldevent‘nl- ly. Whammammr under whose supervision the classeswﬂlbehdiaueeswith Flynnthat something shouldbe done for the—end they apply theirownqouteo—‘ﬂredbusineu man." “Paradoxical as it may sound,” Eadspointsouhmtiredbusi nessmanwmﬂndhhnseltless tiredattheendottheday.ilhe undevelopsheﬂmhnm tionnlouﬂetﬁorsolneofhisphy- sic-Im.” Madthedtywmbeableto phymedidmhnvoneyhsumd otheindoorsportsusoonutbe Wmummm mdmnnnid. $3.00 Per Year—loc Per Copy Mae, 10; Harvey Edward, 8 and Harry David, 7, lost their lives by asphixiation Sunday morning. when the butane gas heater in their small home ex hausted the oxygen in their bed room. They were discovered by their mother when she arrived home about 2:30 a.m. from her work at ‘the Pollyanna Cafe. A physician was immediately summoned, when \Mrs. Woods was unable to arouse the children. Kennewick firemen. ‘who raced to the scene, worked over them for more than an hour [with a resuscitator to no avail. Medical opinion indicated that they had been dead for from one and a half to two hours before they were discovered. Funds. contributed by a grief striken community, were growing in a special account at the Ken newick National Bank of Com merce. established by Rev. J. A. Pine of the First Christian church for Mr. and Mrs. Woods. All over the city. collection boxes on the counters of business establishments, bore testimony to the sincere sympathy of townspeo ple. Many clubs and organiza tions took action to subscribe to the fund. and contributions were arriving by mail from all parts of the state. Surrounding commun ities organized their own fund raising programs. The father, who has been under ueauneiit at a tuberculosis sani tarium in Whitefish. Montana, ar rived in Kennewick Tuesday. Added to the stark tragedy of their bereavement. was the mem ory of Mr. and Mrs. Woods of the death of their fifth child, Doro thy Lee. age 4, who less than a year ago died when her clothing caught fire as she played with matches. Mrs. Woods. well-known to Kennewick people. has been serv ing as a Sunday school teacher at the First Christian church, also shaded by the our children. Mary 8 ma t "gowns s . o W Dona llae Woods. April 1'! 1080 at Danville. Wash ington; ham Edwards Woods. member M. was at new Washington; and Barry Da Woods, August 34. ms at Curlew. Washingtodn‘.’ All four maﬁ tndlng Wick c schools. The children leave to mourn their lam. their ﬂather and mo ther. Mr. aﬁlfrs. John 1". Woods. their gran ther and grandmo father. W. V. Matthews and grand- Itather and grandmother. William Robert Loaelte; two aunts, Doro thy and Doris Loseke, and two great grandmothers. Mrs. Ellen [Cribs and Mrs. Lydia Mabee. Town and Country Aid Fund Eliot! l Indicative oi' the generous sym pathy of Kennewick people, fol lowing the tragic death of the four children of Mr. and Mrs. John 1". Wood, was the action of com munity organizations. Members of the Kiwanis Club voted unanimously to donate $175. the amount oi.’ prize money won by their ﬂoat in the opening day parade of - the Grape Festival. They approved as well the desig ‘nation of Kiwanians to take up jeollections through the week at the theatres, and at the high lachool football game Friday night. Kennewick Activiana contribut ed theentine amount of their earn ings during the festival—sll9.4o. 'nie Kiwanis Men's Club were united in their agreement to turn over all the of their reg ular 8a night dance, at which even established sal aries of musicians will be given togiehmdtorthehereavedpar en So widespread and generat has been the response to the funds raising program. both in town and wintry. that it is impossible to list the W and individuals that have part. ‘Butasnev.J.A.Pineo!the Pint Clu'lstian aim-ch comment -1ed:“!t show: that there are a ‘lot of fine toll: living here, who will do all they can when they know their help is needed." noun: rm The three days at the festival were highlighted with matinee and evening shows, presenting talented non-profe-ional perform ” locality 'l'th W‘ Minding . e en - not was W by the Grape Mal Club under the leader when.“ its president. Mrs. J. c. . Many mof the cl? and area expressed amanemen that an nmeh tine ' talent emld he found locally.