OCR Interpretation

The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, January 16, 1947, Image 2

Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093044/1947-01-16/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 2

whr Kennrmu’k (Hourwr—ifiwnrtrr
Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing Company
217 Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Washington
Member Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
$3 year in Benton County, $4 OUtSlde. Entered as second class
matter April 2, 1914 at 9.0. Kennewick, Wash., under Act of
March 3, 1879. The Courier, established March 27, 1902; The
Reporter, established Jan. 24, 1908. consolidated April 1, 1914.
Man And The Soil
By James A. Walker
In the sweat of thy face thou
shalt eat bread. til thou return
unto the ground: to: out of it
wast thou taken: for dust thou
art. and unto dust shalt thou to
tum—Genesis 3:19.
No matter what business we are
in we are still irrevocably tied to
the soil and our standard of liv-
There’s Nothing Like .A '
Hot and Appetizing Mid-Day Meal . . . .
Special Noon Lnnoh
- . ' 55c .
The Depot Cale
“Where the Near: Arrow Points to Kennewick” _
Large Slot]: ,9!
. r . noo n s ‘
Best Supply We Have Had ,
I ' In Years
Beautiful veneers of all
types to suit your building
. ‘ needs.
Come In And See Them . .
pomrcu YARDS. Inc. , '
‘~ ‘ PHONE 241 i
/‘I - . ,
“2‘— .._ f
‘ I ‘Q. ,“g . 31%
. There’s Frequent, Convenient ' ' /
Service To Toke You When and m '' '
Where You Want 'l'o Go ~ ~
Wherever you go by bus. you’ll find frequent I.
schedules. picturesque routes and dollar- , 3
savnng fares. I a... {l};
For instance, from Kennewick, the Washington Motor
Coach System offers these and other convenient daily
4 Bus Trips to Seattle, including
1 Express Schedule
5 Bus Trips to Yakima and Ellensburg
5 Bus Trips to Walla Walla .
Also convenient bus service via Spokane to
Missoula, Butte, Minneapolis, Chicago and all .
the East, via the Northern Short Route
Ask for details on schedule changes, effective January 6
Benton and Avenue C Phone 2561 _
WflSthTORMOIOTCWCh sYsl9.m=rs
Rolfe Tuve, Publisher
ing is no better than the thin lay
er of top soil that supports it.
It’s an established fact that no
country is better off than the per
centage of top soil it controls.
Many wars have been started for
no more basic reason than the
country’s top soil could no longer
support the people and there was
a need for more land.
If all the solid land ‘in the world
were to be equally divided up,
each living person would receive
in the neighborhood of about 40
acres. Of that forty acres of land
that each would get only about
fifteen acres is capable of grow
ing anything. So we see that our
entire future rests on the care that
is taken of that fifteen acres; for
man is a land animal and from the
land he sustains himself. He can
go into the air in a plane, out to
sea in a ship, and he even bur
rows under the land looking for
things but sooner or later he must
return to the surface of land to
fill his fuel tanks and to get more
to eat.
It’s a known fact that we here in
the United States are better off
on the average than any other
country of any size in the world
but that just didn’t happen that
way. There is a definite reason and
as long as we know that reason
and keep that reason, we will con
tinue to be the best off, but if we
lose sight, then we Will be no bet
ter than the most destitute coun
try there is. . i
As I said before the world
around average is for every one
to have 15 acres of productive land
to support him, to give him food,
clothes, and the necessities of life.
However in China where there 18
only about an acre to each person
you can see that the standard of
living is very low and they get
alongon much less than we think
now that we could possibly do.
In the Nile Valley there is only
about four-fifths of an acre to the
individual and there too, you can
see that they areeven worse off
[than the Chinese. __ '
; It isn’t because there never was
}‘any productive land in China or
the Nile because at one time in
this world’s history they were'cen
ters of culture and civilization, and
it is no coincidence that at the
same time they controlled more
of the producing land and had
enough to go around. However,
they lost sight of the reason they
were powerful, or they never knew
but, at any rate, they let their
good fertile top soils wash down
the rivers, blow out into the o
ceans, and good land he laid waste
by wrong methods, and the first
thing they knew their civilization
was on the decline until some
Easets where it even became ex
mc . '
Archeologists digging in the
sands of the dessert of Africa find
evidences of huge vineyards and
orchards that once thrived and
now .there isn’t water for hun
dreds of miles. So those people
that were once supported by those
fertile acres laid waste, had to ei
ther move in and crowd their
neighbors a little more or perish
from the lack of support. That
ltept happening until there was
Just a little piece for each man
and as the pieces got littler their
standard of living got lower until
in some cases it is what it is today.
it were to be represented on. a
globe 24” in circumference it
would be a film about one mill
ionth of an inch thick and it takes
nature on the average of about 100
years. to add one inch of top soil
to this country. So any thing that
comes that slow cannot afford to
be wasted.
So let’s take care of our farm
lands. Let’s cover crop and keep
the wind from blowing the top
soil away, Control our water and
keep the good part of our land
from moving! down the Columbia,
and we here in the US will con
tinue to be as well off as the next
one but if we don’t our future has
already been settled by what has
nappened to other nations.
On Monday afternoon two men,
one f om Prosser and one from
Benton City, spent about fifteen
minutes behind a closed door.
When the ,door was opened the
county auditor was informed: “We
have appointed Mrs. Thad Gross
cup to fill the vacancy on our
board.” 7 A __ _
There was no hearing. No views
were asked of people living in the
third commissioner’s district. Jay
Perry, retiring commissioner, who
is in a position to know more than
any other ‘individual about the
needs of the district; informed us
at noon Monday that no one had
ever asked his opinion on the mat
Present at the meeting were the
president and secretary of the
Kennewick Chamber of Com
merce. These two men should cer
tainly have had some suggestions
to offer as to what type of indi
‘vidua loculd best fill the needs of
the position. They were given no
opportunity to speak.
Let’s face facts. Benton county
and especially that portion of the
county lying within the third dis
trict, faces tremendous problems
during the next two yera. It
i I
Let 3 Start The New Year Blghl!
We’ll Do Our Part By Offering
Afternoon and Evening Appointments for Cold
Wave and Machineless Permanents to School
Girls and Working Girls. _
. , w ~ ~25 '2»
3.? , .g ~
Coming in soon for that Permanent V “a M
Wave you've been waiting for or ‘9‘"?
by making” an only appointment for '» - A
Lfimfii'fi'lfim'ffpmfii’éifi'fii L 3 ’3‘,
. 5m in M‘,é
Special filler ,
20% Reduction to School Girls on any perm
anent given during January and February.
215 Kennewick Ave. Phone 1281
All Types of Woodworking
. PHON E 3906
'=; :::::L" ...—e
M “EC‘M- E
K“ r 1".“ ”a, if“ .. A “ AAL
1941 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan, 1941 Chev. Fordor sedan. New 1938 Buick special convertible.
perfect dark blue finish: - paint and new seat covers. This coupe has a fine black
spotless custom Interior . . . finish and two new tires. A
equipped With Fad“), heater, 1940 Mercury Fordor. Sleek, 300‘! hOt water heater Win
hydramatic drive and road . keep you nice and warm.
. . . - black finish, a new motor re
lights. Undoubtedly, this is tl . tall ed Rad' d
‘ the finest used car in the c 9“ 5’ “‘8 ° .'° an 1938 Chev Tudor sedan. A nice
Columbia Basm. heater. clean car with a popular
_ . . body style and heater.
1941 Ford Tudor sedans. Your 1939 Buick Speual Fordor se
choice of either 6or 8-"ylin- . d 8“. new pamt and seat COV- 1942 Willys Fordor sedan,
der engines. These cars are 938, radio, heater 81“! $OOll equipped with radio, heater,
in excellent condition thru- tires. and overdrive. This late
out and equipped with radio. model car carries a very low
and heater. 1939 Ford Deluxe Tudor se- price tag. "
dan, equipped with radio
1940 Ford Tudor sedan. Clean and heater. Its fine appear- 1941 Mercury Fordor sedan
inside and out. Excellent ‘ ance wdl assure you of many with radio heater and new
rubber. . | miles of pleasant driwing. , seat covers. The kind of a
. . car you’d like to own and
1945 Ford V-8 pick-up, With ‘ drive.
8-ply tires, front and rear. .:g;:;_;_;:;. '
. r}; Twenty-five other cars to
1940 Ford Fordor sedan. ex- , - choose from. A variety of
ceptional condition inside F Q.r makes and body styles en
am; out. Heat and. muslc to ‘ 7%“ . ables umlfuit the t‘ancgv and
ma e your mo ormg more ‘ ' pocket 0 ever [1 er
pleasant. . " ‘BETTER ’ in this area. f y y
1940 Ch 1 W' d F d ' VALUES '
rys er. .1n set or or ~‘- ‘- A, ‘ .. 1938 Hudson Fordor sedan.
sedan. Radio, heater, fiend I I‘ I This car is exceptionally
drive. Excellent condition clean inside. Has new paint,
ihside and out. - radio and heater.
/...,—-. ‘ {-‘:'—E. -
4v/ s 6- J Motor Co ~ m .
- /;-f ' ’ ’ ' WAYNENT TERMS
O'DAY Phone 1321 "" ““”‘” = -
would seem to the best interests
of the people of the county to pick
someone who could energetically
face these problems.
Not only are many roads to be
built, but there is also the matter
of an irrigation project, the Uma
tilla dam, increased activity at
Hanford, and a myriad of other
difficult county problems ahead.
Who is going to do the job? Let's
call the roll of Benton County's
board of commissioners: One is a
man who has suffered a severe
illness and' has been advised by
his 'doctor to “take things easy."
Another is a man of 73 years. an
age that certainly cannot be con
‘sidered prime. And now the third,
‘a woman who is apparently
healthy and well educated. yet
who has not had administrative
experience and has no record of
public activity.
We have discussed this question
with a number of people in prom
inent positions in Kennewick. We:
have notf ound a single one of‘
either political party who is in‘
accord with the appointment. 1
What prompted the decision?l
Sentiment? There is no room for
sentiment when there are tremen
dous sums at public money to be
spent involving the welfare of
25,000 people. Was it political ex
pediency? The answer is the same.
We can only repeat our state
ment of a week ago: The ap
pointment should have been made
on the basis of finding the indi
vidual most capable of doing the
" 0 %
$29.95 Reduced l/z. You Save . . . . . . . . $1498
$24.50 Reduced '/2. You Save .... .. . .$1225
$10.95 Reduced '/¢. You Save ... . .
$40.95 Reduced %. You Save .... .. . .520“
' $17.50
s3s.ooßeduced '/;. You Save
ss2.ooßeduced 94. Y0u5ave.......52600
" sl6‘”
s32soßeduced V 3. You Save
Mona Monroe Dress Shop
Thursday. January .10, m,
best job. We fail to see where a.
two commissioners made th.
slightest attempt to arnvc at such
a ecision.
The am of the state of Comm.
ticut is 4.965 square miles. at
which 165 square miles are wan»,

xml | txt