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i7Ol XXXII, NO. 50
ﬁe Sidewalk REPORTER By We _ WWICK COURIER w—f @99sz cm . . “Let's look to the future!” Mud a newcomer to the Amal- Wm Squawkers association at “meetingthisweek. .In spiteot . lot of gavel whacking on the put of the third vice president and more demurring on the part 0! molt of the members, youth would be heard. He shouted them ,1] into semi-submission. “It’s me Kennewick grew up,” he con muga. “For mstance, why couldn't we form some kind of an Association for the Betterment of Business Fronts?” When nobody Vohmteered to answer his demand he did it himself, thusly: “A move mt could be started to put a maem classy front on every: business building in town. we? could even go further and insist on modern interiors. This is a new age—an age of miracles, an 88¢ of plastics, an age of speed, an age of change, an age . .” The last words heard from the heath as he sailed out the door andnpthe steps was: “ . . . an age of . . .” There is a lot of merit to the suggestion contained in the above Complaint. But there is little doubt that every merchant and property owner in the city has thought along the same lines. Some have done something about it. Others have investigated and been forced to delay action until a more pro pitious time. A time when ma terials and labor will be more plentiful. CHANGED One property owner who didn’t wait in a modernization program is the Highlands Club. The hall has been subjected to . several changes," designed particularly to better handle the ever increasing crowds that visit the popular hall,‘ especially on saturday nights. The; entrance has been changed to eliminate the crowds that congre gate around the door and ﬂow over hallo! the dance ﬂoor. The crowd will still congregate but in the rear of the hall. A section of folding doors has been installed to form a partition from the dining room. The fireplace. a popular feature of the hall, has been re modeled. If you don’t believe it is a change for the better, just try going out there any Saturday MATERIALS Speaking of materials we can see some point in waiting. Dozens of new and beautiful building ma terials have already been devel oped or are in the process. We don’t own any business building so it is easy for us to say “let’s modernize.” But what’s modern today might be as outmoded as peg top trousers Within a few _short years. Plastics are in their infancy. Unbelievable things are being done with glass and some of the other older materials in an 21.1011 to keep them popular. It 231:!“ be wise to wait just a litle 1 GOOD READING For good reading this week we refer you especially to the nature on reclamation. Plans of the bureau. are astounding in the long gauge program. Especially pleas mg is the fact that the Kennewick project is one of the “masts” on the list for immediate action. With rumblings of activity to start soon at a point a fewnilles M“ the river this is exception all, 800 d news that the .long 30081“ Kennewick project is re manbemd after all. ' ‘lt’s Great ‘Country’ Says Countv Agent; S taff H ere “It’s a'wondertul country With a marvelops future,” was the com ment of David S. J amos who came. to Kennewick recently to tilt-0 over the duties of County Agn cyltural Agent. With him are as: Sistants Harold c. Schulz. horti‘ culturist, and John c. Cline. handed to Join the force soon “gull be a home demonstrator. of fices are maintained in the .old Petition over the Penney Build mg. Janie: comes here with a long exnerlence in many phases of agrmltuml activity. He was raised on a large ranch near Malad, Idaho. This was half dry land and half irrigated and sup ported 2300 head of cattle. . He attended Utah State Agri- Cllltural college and the Univer- Slty of Nevada at Reno. He was \___— New PRESS DAY No longer will the eager crowds Mar in front of the Courier Rel’Ol’ter on Thursday to wait ‘0! the ﬁrst copies of the paper. MY. they've been so anxious “it! We're moving publication s'l “P to Wednesdays. They “'l‘ have to wait so long. Md seriously it is a step the Publishers have taken to render ‘ Met service to its adver- M Ind readers. It starts W Week. @ll2 Kmnvmirk Q'Lnurier- il’uzmlmr ’Melhodisls Plan ' Celebration 0! 45!!! Anniversary Thomas A. Swayze of Tacoma] and Seattle will bring the anni versary address that will mark‘ the founding of the Methodist church in Kennewick on Sunday, March 23. The observance, com memorating the forty-fifth anni versary of the church, will also include dedication of the new Moller organ. Swayze, a former member oil the church, will be one of many old timers who are expected to :gather for the occasion. The dinner and program will take place following the morning dedication service in which Bishop Bruce R. Baxter will be the speaker and the dedicationg offi cial. The dinner call is set tor‘ 1:00 o’clock and Epworth Hall will be prepared for a capacity‘ crowd. Ellis Dorothy will be master of ceremonies. Other former members who win take part in this afternoon pro gram are Walter Stauﬂacher, mu sician of Sunnyside and Herbert Dunlap, singer of Vancouver, and perhaps C. Fred Breithaupt of Salem, one of the ﬁve charter ringsrznbers of the organization in Local participants in the pro gram will be Mrs. Vane R. Wilder, Miss Edith Anne and Fred E. Spitzer. Several of the long time members will be honored in the program. . Among the local folk having a part in the dedication service be sides the pastor, Rev. John B. Coan, are Arthur W. Campbell, lay leader; Carl C. Williams, chairman of trustees; J. R. Ayers. chairman of finance; the full choir under the direction of Miss Anne and Mrs. Ernest E. Ferguson at the organ. ; The service will open at 10:50. It is-expected that the church seat }ing will be taxed to capacity. families are to bring “basket dinner”, not sin‘gle pot-luck dish ‘es, and their own table service. ;Many..out of town guests are ex- Lpected to.be here for the day. Donald Carlton "Doing Fine" .“Donny is doing fine. Opera tion was successful.” That is the word received yesterday by J. W.l Carlton, grandfather of Donaldt Carlton who underwent a delicate heart operation Monday in a Port-\ land 'hospital. . n The operation was done at 10‘ o'clock Monday morning. Sur geons considered the operation a complete success and predict that Donald will be restored to normal health. He is still being cared for in an oxygen tent but is report ed to be responding satisfactorily. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Carlton took him to Portland Saturday. Funds for the operation were raised by a special drive sponsor ed by the Kennewick Active club. OPERATORS DIN! Sunday evening the Operators of the local company and of the Pasco Exchange with Mrs. Wade. their chief operator, were guests of the Kennewick Valley Tele phone Co. at a seven o’clock din ner served in the dining room of The Cottage. Arrangements were in charge of Trudy Donahue, Kennewick chief operator. The informal buffet dinner was fol lowed by a social hour and an inspection of the local ofﬁces by the Pasco visitors. engaged in district field work for the AAA. was secretary of the soil conservation service and was county agent at Reno for seven years. At Fallon and Pioche, Nev., he was engaged in soil con servation and drainage work. ' At Ely, Nev., he served with the Nevada Agricultural Service where he was engaged in power line construction and drainage work. - Harold Schulz graduated in 1938 from the North Dakota Agri cultural college at Fargo. He was with the National Park service in North Dakota and Minnesota until 1941 when he became county agent at Beulah, N. D. i During the war he served with the administration department of; the Medical Corps. Following his discharge he accepted the posi-‘ tion of county agent 'at Cando, N.‘ D., where he served until coming to Kennewick. The third member of the staff, .Tohn Cline, is a graduate of Colo racio Agricultural college. He served four years in the navy in the submarine service. _ Office hours from 8:30to 4:30 and 8 to 12 on Saturdays will be maintained. Plunging immediately into the job James and his assistants have already visited many farms in the area and are making many friends. On a Sunday trip they toured Horse Heaven and visited Ply mouth and Paterson. KEN NEWICK, WASHINGTON THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1947 BUREAU OF RECLAMATION OUTLINES VAST PLAN \ ‘ “ﬁn-..~.._ h "It: ‘-‘ \v A s n Bureau Urges lmruediute Proiecl Construction l Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug today announced approval of a Departmental, plan, sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation, for comprehensive development of the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest. Embracing 238 projects, the plan charts de velopments for many decades. Eleven projects are singled out for authorization now to meet the earlier needs of the region. Take Kennewick project in in cluded in this group. - ‘ 1 The Fed eral organizations which contributed in formulation of the report include the Corps of Engineers, the Federal Power Commission, various units of the Department of Agriculture, and agencies of the Department of the Interior, principally the Bone ville Power Administration, Geo logical Survey, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Mines, Office of Indian Affairs, and Bureau of Land Man agement. Developed in cooperation with many Federal and State agencies, if authorized by Congress, the plan ultirnatelly will beneﬁt 5,360,000 acres of land, Secretary Krug ex plained. This will double the area now under irrigation in the Basin, and provide supplemental water to other land. Hydroelec tric power capacity in the Basin, upon completion of the plan, - would be increased ﬁve-fold lthrough new installations with ca ‘pacity of 10% million kilowatts. Truly multiple in purpose, the plan entails essential provisions for ﬂood control, navigation im provements, fish and wildlife con servation, silt control, and pollu tion abatement. Flood 'prdtection will be pro vided by the Bureau of Reclama tion and the Army Corps of En gineers for nearly 1,500,000 acres, and drainage projects would im prove the utility of more .than 500,000 acres. Slack water navi gation on the connected water ways of the lower Columbia, Wil— liamette, and Snake Rivers by the time the plan is completed will have been extended by Army works on the Columbia to the vi ‘cinity of Wenatchee, Washington, land on the Snake to a point sev eral miles upstream from Lewis ton, Idaho. Stream pollution will be materially reduced on the Wil liamette River and its tributaries. The report has given consider ation to the effect of the. proposed projects on the conservation of fish and. wildlife. It states that “water resource developments will be adjusted to migratory fish and wildlife requirements, retain ing and appropriate balance pe tween alternative uses of water in order to secure maximum re gional benefits.” Total construction costs for the whole plan, based on 1946 price levels, which the Secretary pointed out are higher than those to be anticipated over the long period required for full develop ment, are- estimated at 5.6 bil ion’ dollars. About 84 per cent of this con struction cost would be returned to the Federal Treasury through repayments by water users and from power revenues. The latter source would contribute about 92 per cent of the reimburseable costs of the over-all development. The non-reimburseable portion of the Federal investment would be allocated to navigation, flood con trol, pollution abatement, recrea tion, and wildlife beneﬁts. The return to the Treasury of the costs chargeable to power, irrigation, and potable water would be assured by a financial pooling agreement which treats - won 9076 mm. mmsmou PROJECYS atria: amen sums or sxnsrmc E won POTENTIAL man PLANTS --;-—~-—‘ LEGEND the basin as a’ unit, Secretary‘ Krug said. A single account for the entire Basin_.is recommended} forestablishment ewith the United States Government. Construction} costs for irrigation and power un-‘ der this arrangement would be charged to this account and reve nues from irrigation water users, power sales, and'other uses would be credited to the account. Even with high construction costs now prevailing, a surplus of revenue over constructibﬂ‘cm of all proj ects in the plan is in prospect under this plan of repayment, he added. Annual bnefits of the whole. program are estimated at . about $385,000,000. They will exceed“ the annual costs to the Nation by, nearly $100,000,000. , i “No basin is richer in water re sources than the Columbia," Sec retary Krug said. “The Bureau of Reclamation’s plan will serve. as a guide for bringing into bal anced relationship the multiple uses to which the streams in the Columbia Basin can be put. With out a unified program as a pat tern, such as this basic report represents, stream ﬂow may be applied extravagantly, or for a single inferior purpose, thereby barring its application to other, Imore beneﬁch uses. How well we plan today will be reﬂected Ifor years to come.” . } Reclamation Commissioner Mi- Ichael W. Straus emphasized that various local, state, and Federal agencies participated in. compila tion of the report, which is being ’transmitted to the Governors of 'Wshington, Oregon, Idaho, Mon tana, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah for review and comment. Federal agencies also are being asked for. comment. The report, together with the comments of the reviewing agencies, then will be transmitted to the President and the Congress. “Land development through ir rigation and drainage will create between 50,000 and 70,000 new farming opportunities,” Commis sioner Straus pointed out. “These new agricultural enterprises will provide permanent jobs for some 100,000 wage earners in local en Fisk Jubilee Singers Tell History 0! Famous Spirituak: Appear Here The famed spirimals are ex pertly presented by the Fisk Ju bilee Singers who will appear in‘ Kennewick at the high school auditorium on March 20. The group is sponsored by the Kenne wick-Pasco lecture series as an added attraction to the season’s programs. The statement that new Spirit uals are still being found often oc casions great surprise among intel lectuals. The folk songs of most r)eoples were born ages ago and have long since been notated. With the Spiritual Jubilee Song this does not hold true. Notwith standing the fact that the great body of Negro Spirituals has long since been reduced to some sort of written form, there are still many sections of the south where new ones are discovered every year. In the early days the Spiritual was looked upon more as a curi osity in the world of song, beauti ful, yes, but hardly more than the vehicle by which a few .Negro schools supported themselves. The belief that this great body of music would disappear and be forgotten no longer exists, for their universal beauty is now a recognized fact. "manna Laud terprises other than farming. Other thousands mughoitthe Nation will be employed in pro viding good and services for the increased rural and urban popu latiOns of this region. The ulti mate creation of a total of 250,000 to 300.000 employment oppor ‘.unities and the basis of support for a total population of one mil lion persons throughout the United States would be attribut able to this development. “The development will involve the joint efforts of all Federal agencies concerned with water re sources development. M? of the projects in the plan woul be con structed either by the War Depart ment or by the Department of the Interior." 41 PROJECTS NOW AUTHOR IZED Mr. Straus said that the report covers Basin projects now author ized but not yet constructed as well as other developments not yet authorized. 0f the 238 projects reported on.‘ 47 are now authorized for con-w struction by the Bureau of Recla-‘ mation, Office of Indian Affairs. and War ,Department. Further appropriations to initiate or con tinue, as the case may be. and complete these projects, are to be recommended as construction schedules are developed or de tailed requests and statements of ljustification are presented to the ‘Congress. i A specific recommendation is made for three small develop ments previously authorized, but }not constructed, under the Water Conservation and Utilization Act. These are the Magn Creek Project in Idaho, North ide Unit of the Missoula Valley Project in Mon tana, and the Woodside Unit of the Bitterroot Valley Project in Montana. The report suggests they be re-authorized under the reclamation laws. 11 PROJECTS RECOMMEND. FOR EARLY ACTIONS To permit the preparation of de tailed plans for other projects needed agon, 11 projects from the 191 not yet authorized are recom mended forearly construction by Even today, in out-of-the-way places where Negroes still hold basth meetings. district meetings, camp meetings, or revivals. the collector will still hear new songs. For on these special occasions} people come from far and near to‘ join in this feast of folk nfusic, bringing different songs, . new mongs, and varied interpretations‘ \of the old ones. ‘ \ Mrs. James A. Myers. who has: been the director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers for many years,‘ 'often visits these places in the ‘summertime, and every time she 'returns with fresh inspiration and a wealth of new material. The laetst Spiritual added to the repertoire of the Fish Singers was sent back from France by a for mer member of the Jubilee Sing ers now a soldier in World War. 11. The song was written down as‘ sung by a large group of“ Negro soldiers just before “D-Day” when they were awaiting orders. This song, “One Morning Soon," is a typical exanmle of a song born of the need oft emotional expres sion of a large group and portrays beautifully the spontaneity with which the Negro joins in and helps create a new song. the Bureau of 11 projects an as follows: Idaho—Mounts!!! Home. Pay-‘ ette Unit; Cambridge Bench; Rathdmm Prairie-Haydn Luke Unit; Council; Hornet Creek. Montana—Bitten” Valley (em ceut for the Woodside Unit). Oregon—C anb y; Vale-Bully Creek Unit; Crooked River. Washinjton—Kmnewick Divi sion of Yakima Project. Yyomiezrvm Stag; V 9119! - - ' Cost of these is eetimted at [5179,572,000 Irrigators will re turn $27,714,000 and power users ’will repay $143,100,000. The rem mining 38.098900 of the cost £3l ‘expected to be allocated to ﬂood; control and Wildlife conservation.‘ These projects will bring 273,025‘ acres under irrigation, provide supplemental water for 58,070 acres, and make available 177,000 kilowatts of new hydroelectric power mmcity. The remaining 180 projects in the over-all plan would be de ferred with authorization to be requested as expansion of the Pacific Northwest and consider ation of its varied resources demonstrates which should be undertaken first. Continued study and investigation is planned. ‘ _ Commissioner Straus explained that projects described in the re port do not include every pos sible water-use ‘ development. Further investigations will un doubtedLv reveal additional pos sibilities for worthy litigation and multiple-purpose development. ‘Some projects now included in the dist may be excluded later. Legion Considers New Hall Plans Manbera of the Kennewick Rob ert W. Ely Post of the American Legion considered drawings sub mitted for their new legion hall and deported great progress in preparations for construction. Paul 0. Stone, finance officer, returned a report showing mem bership in the post to be higher than it has been tor many years. Legionaires selected John Tom my Mason as their delegate to Boy's State. which is a part of lthe leﬁon‘s summer youth pm gram. Participation in the pro gram, they W not be confined to the ; any civic organization can send a boy of their choice, between the ages of 14 and 18, to Boy's State. Duane Campbell and Frank Ma son are perpared to give full in formation to any interested group. Frank Mason made a report to the post on the recent officers meeting in Yakima, and Sixth Diss trict Vice Commander Grant‘ Speight of Richland was intro-1 duced as a guest. ‘ At their next meeting on March 20. Legionaires will have Speiﬂit with them again, as well as Sixth District Commander Jack Shrader. It is expected that the building committee will have further devel opment to report by that time. Episcopal Men To Have Clean-up Day Saturday The Episcopal Men’s Breakfast Chab will hold a secondsilean-up‘ an tree- elllng day “Inlay" March 15. at the Church, making the grounds ready for the visit of the Right Reverend Edward M. Cmss, Bishop of the Olymgian Diocese. Bishop Cm will old Baptismal Service. Choir mun bets will enjoy a pot-luck supper after the clean-up and have choir rdiearsal immediately after sup per. $3.00 Per Year—loc Per Copy Chamber Endorses Power Plan The Kennewick Chamber of Commtodeyendoreedtnm entirety a statement of power needgprepeudlnemeeﬂncln Temmeonhnueryzzbyupn mauveeotpubuc end given mum of the mac Far from having a surplus of power, aid the statement. the Northwest faces an immodhte shame of 818.000 kilowatts. even after addmonnl Installations now contemplated incnue gown- m mm by an added 74 .000 kilo wa . Since the federal government has amugmed the initiative in tab: velop power resources. statemait continued. all possible influence must be brought to bear on ooncness to assure that vast power projects are pushed to com pletion as rapidly as possible. Frank Maupin. speaking tor the Kennewick Highlands Irritation Comnuttee, suggested that the chamber’s approval of added power tacilitiea tor the region contain a direct Marlee tto. a; power-producing po M the Kainewick irrigation project. This pro‘ect. he said, is well enough to channel a con siderable output of power into the Northwest power pool with a minimum of delay. Maupin’s sug gtion was unanimously approved ‘ _the ghalnber. Roar Funk, aecretary manager. will at once prepare the chamber-'3 endoraements' of the power policy statement for forwarding to all Chamhu- when alao h a report from President Rolf W. Tuve on the pouibility that the Renter Air Freight lines 0! Seattle may select Kennewick as (Continued on page 7) Patricia Wood To Keislersingers ’ The Richland Meistersétgers will present the rich con ow voice at Miss Patricia Wood, Ken. newtck Ichool teacher, as a feat unedpartoltheirgcrggramat the Kennewick am. 001 auditor ium Friday evening. «rm» 3°“ WW‘: “1:“ ' 5* am. “ " y an ntnz, and “Morning Hymn” by mandrel. The Kennewick grade school ttie‘achgrl's under' when;l ‘asupices e eistersigners w appear. called “attention this weefmt‘a :3 error program une. ou tickeh state he time of the pro gram as 8 o'clock, it will not be gin until 8:30. They noted also that the famed chorus is fulfilling engagements through the Pacific Northwest at admission prices ranging upward to 3. They will be heard here for $1 plus tax. The 75 voice chorus is making musical l'iistoth ry with can Rp pearance, ey commen . - mag recently in the Civic Amﬁ in Seattle, they attracted an audience of more than four thousand. Epidemic Closes Lical Schools “No man school. no more book- No ”more touched cross-eyed That was the chant that was sung only at the conclusion of schooltemutnthesgnnzinthe pastycan.3uttt thedltty thattsontlunuotxenncwlck ktdlﬂluweek—anexcetthe apgcwtwhominbociwlth u. An epldnﬂc o! the disease hit this :3 last week with the result that oolsﬂnellyhadtobeclos ed. NotonlywereZOpex-centot the pupils out of school but at least four rooms were completely without teachers. A numbe- ot substitute teachers are called into teach in both Ken newick and Pasco schools. Be cause at the epidemlc in Pasco many of the teachers were already at work there and were not avail able to Kennewick. The closing" a baboon was or dend by state authorgﬂu. Elks Hold Dinner Here On Friday “when of the Elks are invited to attain an inaugural Ella din ner at the West Kennewick High land club on Friday. March 14, at 0:80 p. at. when final arrange ment: will be made for the toma tlon of a chapter in this area. The (inlet: will be entertained by member: 0! the Walla Walla lodge, who are sponsoring the Richland-Kmnewick-Paaco group. Tickets may be secured from Jack Mathea, Don Solberg. Glenn ‘Felton or P. G. Richmond.