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fie Sidewalk
By 15¢
bun own
P0613] employees took advant
“e of a lull in mail volume to
we time out in large numbers
m, week to swoop down on the
heating of the club brandishing
m handled canceling stamps
”a rolled-up mail order cata
m, In spite .of all the pro
m by the third vice president
mg the post office had not been
the object of the club criticism
{or several weeks, the spokesman
”the group said: “Just the same
’o‘; guys have attacked us plenty.
But how about the bank? You
"med us to put a mail box out
in front and vye did it. You
mted us to paint our sign and
we did it. But the bank hasn’t
got any deposit box out in front,
have they?” Without waiting for
an answer he rushed on: “And
furthenml'e their doors aren’t
any fancier than ours -- and you
have to climb a flight of stairs
_.. carrying all that silver to
get to ’em!” '
Except for the postmaster him
“lt with his bag of small coins
that weight heavily on his mind
after closing time at the bank,
we could see no reason why the
postal crew should crack at the
bank. Judging from the rates of
pay as established for postal em
ployee: we are sure none of them
have so much money on hand
that they are in dire need of
reaching the bank before open
ing hours the next day. Perhaps
it is nothing more than justi
fiable pride in the convenient
little mail box that stands so
proudly to receive mail at all
hours in front of the.P. 0.
moms ' .
The bank has improved its ser
vice for depositors to the ex
tent that deposits may now be
made by mail for the conven
lace of patrons. However there
are many business places that
stay open until late hours and
we naturally faced with the situa
fit large nuns of cash through
theueerie hours of night. The
mblem 'u not. ours and in fact
we doubt it there is a publisher
o! a weekly newspaper in the
state who even knows how to
meme 1 night repository. But
such a device might prove help-
M to many local business men.
300002? ‘
This Week's flowers consist of
111 especially large bouquet for
the organizers, teachers and other
workers who gave generously of
their time to complete a success
ful Vacation Bible school. The
many children who ‘attended
at an enjoyable and profitable
Next weeks featured speaker at
1:: Kenngglickexgeetlitve 121“" will
an . 'wanians
are invited in a return engage—
ment after hosting for the Ac
tive clubbers some time ago. We
think its a fine inter-club ac
tiVity but .we are not sure an
FBI man 1s an ideal chailce as
aiming agd price ceiligng image
if YOu mentioned FBI to a mer-
Hant he would immediately
gaze}!!! and stutter: “What have I
Kit (Gifford got - a telephone
Workput as the result of an er-
I'Or in makeup in his ad last
gut. He nearly lost his claim
heme the pnly exclusive real
a“ dealer in Kennewick when
ad included an automobile,
mm “glam a? and
_ . owever over
am his chagrin and soon found
ageagss didne'li mi?” °
1 was a
bushing matter '
. us to convey hisealitgllogailgsd 351?:
“d to the other advertisers.
Sherry’s Sell.» River
Road Store to Baughs ,
MI. and Mrs E
Joli! their ' . rnest Sherry
gilt. and 11311:: Bsfidagfgfi
4vzrhethßaughs have already taken
e Store operatipn and the
fihflmesusofmth yacationmg at the
and Mrs eir daughters, Mr.
and Mrs. lullzfils}sveyLalll3ldelsandTfi/Ir.
. . au on. ey
21:11:11; lust takmg it easy for
for an 0t weeks before looking
Wk ythjng to settle down to
“113 me HOME
Wang Inspector Herb Mal
this week issued a building
“unit to Jim Job
to begin .nson, who plans
Itru . inlmediately the con
chon of a $9
Avenue East .000 home on lst
"‘3 A ”~—
mmfiemgmérs. Lewis E. Larson
girl borgmud parents of a baby
308 mm. IJillne 10 at the Pasco
Elaine ander name is Linda
pounds 1 ounsgf Hweighed 8
1 Xgngwly, m‘ af: 3333?;
1 her father 98 In Kennewick and
fig with hiésfztlfgntractor work
Gala Celebration
Planned in Cily‘
For July Fourth
Glen Grey and his Casa Loma
Orchestra will initiate Kenne
wick’s Fourth of July festivities
this year. Sponsored by the Ac
tive Club, the internationally
famous band will make music
at Playland for dancing from
nine to one Independence Day
Other city organizations also
plan to go all-out for the Fourth
of July celebration this year, with
tentative plans now being form
ed for a parade, a City Park pic
nic, and a double-header soft
ball game.
The Christian Church has been
'actively engaged in planning the
parade,'in which the city’s child
ren are expected to participate.
Prizes will be awarded in each
of three groups -- for decorated
bicycles ridden by children in the
8-15 age bracket, others for pets,
and a third group of awards for
decorated doll carriages and tri
cciycles entered by youngsters un
er 8.
At the City Park, the Active
Club will swing into a double
header softball game with a visit
ing team, while this same organi
zation will sponsor a bingo con
cession as part of the afternoon’s
City recreational director John
Scott has offered his services in
the promotion of races and other
gagnes for _the children.
Mrs. B. J. Spurgeon is general
chairman of .the events sponsor
ed by the Christian Church. A
food concession, featuring hot
dogs, hamburgers, homemade pie,
coffee, pop and lemonade will
be maintained by this group.
It is reported that an old fiddl
ers’ contest and a tall-tale ses
sion will be held, and it is also
hoped that an Old Timers’ picnic
can be held at noon. 7
Other city organizations have
been invited to participate, either
actively or as sponsors of prizes
to be'awarded to winners of the
various contests.
Activians Take
Pig lo Sunnyside
Thirteen members of the Ken
néwick Active club delivered » a
pig to Sunnyside Activians Mon
day night. Upon presentation,
the plump China porker, stuffed
with folding money, must be
conveyed in person by Sunnyside
Activians to another Active Club
before two weeks are out, or a
fine of five dollars a week must
be fed to the piglet.
The pig presentation is an Acti
vian device to stimulate inter
club visitations. > »_ __
Visiting the Sunnyside meeting
were Dud Beall, Wes Brown, Bill
Reid, Jim Walker, Bud Oswalt,
Paul O’Hearn, Don Doyle, Har
vey Keene, Lawrence Hughie,
Bing Bingham, Carl Schuster,
Charlie Fox, and Dick Hunt.
Kennewick Seamen Back
In U. S. After‘Cruise '
Harold J. Young, 18, seaman,
second class, son of Mrs. Florence
Parker of Kennewick, and James
R. Boldt, 20, seaman, first class,
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Boldt
of Kennewick,‘ have returned to
the United States aboard the
light cruiser USS Astoria after
participating in the Pacific’s
Fleet’s war games. ' '
The Astoria is operating out
of San Diego, Calif.
Local police Tuesday evening
recovered a 1942 Chevrolet
which had been stolen in Pen
dleton, Oregon, between. 8 and
9 the previous night.
There will be emotive]; picnic
for the Rainbow' Girls on Friday,
June 20 at Sacajawea. You will
meet at the Rainbow hall at 6
o’clock. Transportation will be
Reclamation Bureau Outlines Plan
For Developmenl 01. Columllia,‘ Snalge
(Note: lil‘he following article
states the position taken by the
Bureau of Reclamation on propos
-led river developments. It is in
conflict in some points with the
recommendations of the Corps of
Army Engineers, whose plan has
been endorsed by the Kennewick
Chamber of Commerce. The ar
ticle is published to provide a bet
ter understanding of the problems
involved in the river development
The Department of the Interior
will urge that legislation be intro
‘duced during the next session of
Congress to authorize the Fish and
Wildlife Service to make a full
scale study of the lower Columbia
River fishery problem as aflected
by the proposed construction of
multiple-purpose dams, R. J. New
ell, chairman of the Pacific North
west Coordination Committee, said
‘ Mr. Newell declared that the
IDepartment would make .the pro
S_tudonts of the Daily Vacation Biblachooii hose on the lawn of the Methodist church on com
pletxon of the course. The school was sponsored by the Methodist and Christian churches.
" ‘ Photo by Randal
Chamber Hears Plans
For Lolo Pass Caravan
A great traffic artery into the
Pacific Northwest is .the objec
tive of a news-making caravan
of the Northwest Conservation
League that will leave Seaside
Oregon on August 8, bound up
the north bank of the Columbia
river through .the Lolo pass coun
try to Missoula, Montana.
C. of C. Supports
McNary Building
The Kennewick Chamber of
Commerce Thursday adopted a
resolution stressing the value of
the McNary Dam development
to the entire Pacific Northwest,
and opposing the stand of com
mercial interests now seeking to
delay its censtmctioe; _
’Tfie resolution will be con
sidered with an estimated 800
similar ones from communities
throughout the Northwest at a
mefiting in Walla Walla on June
25t .
Approving the resolution’s den
ial that present plans for river
development would be calamit
ous to the fishing industry, the
Kennewick chamber also unani
mously endorsed the comprehen
sive plan of. Coloael \Theron Wea
ver of the U. S. Army Engineers
for the development of North
west waterways and the Colum
bia basin.
Red Cross Hears
Year's Report
The Benton County - Chapter,
Agnerican Red Cross held their
annual dinner meeting at the
the High School Cafeteria in
Richland, Tuesday evening, be
ginning at 6:30.
Among those attending from
Kennewick were Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Smith, Mrs. Marjorie Wil
son, Mrs. E. A. Sullivan, Charles
L. Powell, Mary Lincoln, Mrs.
E. C. Tweet, Mrs. Harold Fyfe,
Mrs. Wayne Houston, and Mrs.
Herbert Owens.
Graduate With Biggest
Stanford Class Ever
Graduating with the largest
class in Stanford history Sunday
were HI Evans Neill of Kenne
wick, who received his BS degree
from the School of Engineering;
and Orie Louise McKee of Rich
land, who received a BA degree
from the School of Education.
The Commencement exercises
were the 56th in the history of
the university. Dr. Donald B.
Tresidder, university president,
distributed diplomas to 1275 re
cipients of undergraduate de
grew and to 766 new holders of
advanced degress.
posal to the Columbia Basin In
ter-Agency Committee at its
meeting in Walla Walla on June
25 as part of a set of recommenda
tions representing its preliminary
views on all phases of the develop
ment program on the Columbia
and lower Snake rivers.
The Department also will sug
gest for consideration that no ad
ditional main stream dams be
constructed before 1958 on the
Columbia below the Okanogan
fiver, near Bridgeport, Washing
toon, and on the Snake below the
Salmon river, 49 miles upstream
from Lewiston, Idaho, to permit
the Fish and Wildlife Service to
complete the proposed 10-year
program for downstream salmon
Other tentative recommenda
tions which the Department will
make include: ,
1. Current plans should be ear
ried forward with all speed for
(Continued on Page Three)
Officials of the U. S. Bureau
of Public Roads will accompany
the tour, as will movie stars from
the RKO lot in Hollywood.
Disclosing these plans to the
members of the Kennewick Cham
ber of Commerce Thursday, Mrs.
Margaret Thompson, secretary of
the conservation league, extend
ed an invitation to Kennewick
residents to accompany the trip.
She cautioned, however, that
persons making the drive should
provide their own transportation
and camp equipment. Meals will
be available at points along the
caravan route.
A program highlighting the
need for the proposed Lewis and
Clark tourway will be presented
at Sacajawea Park upon the ar
rival of the caravan on the even
ing of Thursday, August 7, un
der the direction of Hill Williams
of Pasco, president of the Lewis
and Clark chapter of the North
west gonservation League. __
On the following morning, Mu.
Thompson said, the caravan will
roll on toward Lolo pass, and
Missoula, which should be reach
ed on Sunday, August 10. A
reprmytative otflthe U. S. For-
restry Service will accompany the
point out noteworthy aspects of
the projected route which will
follow almost exactly that taken
by Lewis and Clark in their his
togct: exploration of the North
w 0
The Lewis and Clark memorial
tourway is planned as a great
limited access \ highway, Mrs.
Thompson told the Chamber of
Commerce. Recommendations of
the conservation league, call the
exercise of the utmost care in
protecting the natural scenic beau
ty of the route, and for the plan
ned and orderly development of
‘bulsinesses at designated points
on y.
“Proper road protection,” Mrs.
Thompson said, “is a responsibi—
lity of the state, because the
state has a great investment to
She estimated that the pro
posed tourway would attract a
volume of tourist travel that
would sky-rocket Washington’s
present 90 million dollar tourist
industry to a possible 160 million
dollar business. 5‘
Steers Bring Top Prices
[ll Sales at Pasco Yard.
What 'price meat? Indicative
of present prices of meat is the
report of the sale of a Red Short
horn steer at $24.50 per hun
dredoweight, last Saturday at the
Pasco Sales yard. The steer was
a three-year-old and weighed
about 1500 pounds.
- This price is not unusual, Auc
tioneer Mike Cronin reported.
Asked what price the same steer
might have brought in 1939 he
believed it would have sold for
little more than a third of that
The Kennewick Business and
Professional Women’s Club will
hold a business meeting in the
lam-row Grill Thursday night at
p. m.
All members having ticket
money out please turn in to Lil
lian Tuve as soon as possible
also get more tickets from her
it needed.
Hey, Kids
Time For School
Oh, Boy! Hey, Kids, here’s a
chance to go to school right
during the summer vacation. But
there will be no hookey-playing
from this school.
‘ Starting Thursday at 1:30 a
class will be held for boys of
12 and under in ball playing.
DirectoatsJohn Scott will teach
the cl in fundamentals of
baseball playing and there will
be plenty of action.
Schedules for the school will
determined how many boys turn
Bible School Ends
With Exhibits
The union daily Vacation Bible
School closed last Friday with
a fine picnic enjoyed by a hun
dred and twenty boys and girls,
some of their parents and the
teaching staff. This school was
sponsored by the Kennewick
Methodist Church and the Ken
newick Chiristian Church.
‘ Many fine exhibits were on
display. The work this year was
of a high standard. Mrs. Geo
rge Reid was the General Sup
erintendent and Mrs. Claude
Winterschied, thzsAssistant. Mrs.
T. W. Payne Supt. of the
Junior Dept., with Mrs. Winter
schied. Mrs. Florin Summers and
Mrs. Norton as assistants. Mrs.
Paul Horseley was the Primary
Supt. with Mrs. W. H. Reymore.
Mrs. Harry Oswalt, Acel Ann
Purdy, and Joyce Winterschied
as assistants. .Mrs. Phil M 01950
was the Beginners Supt. With
Mrs. Kenneth Hudson assisting
her. Mrs. Henry Lortz was the
pianist and Imogene Spurgeon
was the recreation director and
in charge of the song service.
Rev. Conn presented the de
votional messages the first week
and Rev. " Hawkins. the second
WEE _ _
. There were over a hundred and
fifty enrolled with an average
daily attendance of 125. It is
felt that this vacation Bible
School made a very real contri
bution to all who participated.
Silliman, Ronk, Delegates
At Walla Walla
Glen Silliman “and David W.
Rank are local delegates to the
Veterans of Foreign Wars state‘
convention which opened in Wal
la Walla this Wednsdqy.__
Most important resolutions on
the agenda for the convention are
legislation calling for nation-wide
VFW support of the National
Guard program as a national de
fense measure; concurrence of the
national VFW stand approving en
actment of a universal military
training measure and a resolution
calling for a militant stand by ev
ery American activity—labor, in
dustry, patriotic and religious or
ganizafioanainst communism.
The convention closes this Sat
urday, June 21.
George Mitchell Enters
U. S. Naval Training
George Mitchell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. Mitchell, Route 2, Kenne
wick recently enlisted in the U. s.
Navy, Chief Black USN, Recruiter
in charge or naval recruiting in
this area announced today. Mit
chell, who attended Kennewick
high school and won three letters
will go to Naval Training Station,
San Diego, to take his basic train
ing, and upon oompleti will en
ter the Navy’s Medical apartment
as an hospital apprentice.
Many Slates Represented In Guests
at Local Theatre; Hrs. Moore Wins
Contrary to the traditional sud
perstition, Friday the 13th proved;
a lucky day for Mrs. Floyd Moore
of 25 North Washington stream
For it was just last Friday thatl
Clyde Anderson, manager of the:
Benton theatre, announced that
Mrs. Moore had won the brand‘
new electric refrigerator, present
ed by Carlberg’s Furniture Store.‘
on which the theatre had been
issuing chance coupons with each?
ticket sale during the past month.
Mrs. Moore’s chance was about:
one in ten thousand, for Benton
Theatre patrons held approximate
ly this number of coupons, all in
volved in the final drawing. The
Tmajority of the coupon-holders
‘were residents of Kennewick, Pas
-Ico and Richland but it is interest
‘ing to note that many residents
of places far beyond this locality
were entertained at the Benton
during the contest period. '
No City-Wide Closing
Planned For July sth
} John Neuman, president of the
Kennewick Retail Merchants As
sociation. reported to the Cham
ber of Commerce Thursday that
no general closing of business
establishments is in prospect for
July 5.
Pointing out that some types of
enterprises lend themselves more
readily to the proposed three day
holiday than do others, Neuman
said that decisions to close or
open for business on the day fol
lowing the Fourth of July would
be lett to separate business
Kiwanis Honors
Pres. Emerson
Rev. J. N. Tinsley spoke brief
ly at the Tuesday noon meeting
of the Kennewick Kiwanis club
in a memorial program for J. N.
Emerson, national president of the
organization, who died suddenly
of a heart attack last week.
Mr. Emerson‘s home was in
Pullman. He suffered the attack
while riding in a car with Mrs.
Emerson to Spokane. Elected to
the presidency last year after a
lifetime of public service, Mr.
Emerson had planned an exten
‘sive vacation following the nat
iional convention of Kiwanis to
wbe held next month.
\ Kiwanians have scheduled a
special breakfast at the Arrow
\Grill next Sunday morning, fol
lowing which they will attend
‘church in a body. The breakfast
is to start at 9 o’clock and the
‘group will attend the Methodist
Pun-Pull Summer
Officers of the Kennewick Teen
Age club met Tuesday evening
with Johnny Scott. city recrea
tional director, and George Kar
amatick of the Kennewick schools
to reorganize and plan an even
more extensive youth recreation
al program
Hattie Davis and George Slop
er, president and vice president
of the club. proposed a full sum
mer schedule of sports. dances.
parties and outings for teen users
of the city and the entire sur
rounding rural area.
Setting their next meeting date
for Monday hidit at 7:80 o'clllt
at the Reflection Hell, the youth
ful officers urged a large at
tendence of parents.
Healthful and constructive leis
ure time activities are of the
greatest import to parents of
teen users and to the community
at large. they stressed.
Scott and Karamatic, under
whose supervision the ”931 ll!!!
will plan and develop their pm
gram, endorsed the club as a posi
tive influence for good, and point
ed out that cities with adequate
recreational planning tor youth
have held their juvenile delin
quency factor to a minimum.
Pliers Enioy
flkanogan Mgel
Members of the Tri City Fly
ing Club of Vista Field, Kenne
wick, enjoyed a mass breakfast
flight to Okanogan, Sunday.
Those who pulled into the blue
from Vista Field at 7 o'clock in
the » morning were Mr. and Mrs.
Ernie Jones from Richland, D.
Magree, Bill Hienie and Jerry
Barnett from Kennewick in the
Waco. Mr. and Mrs. George Sis
son from Pasco in a new Sky
ranger, and -Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Mathes in another club plane.
The Boots 8: Saddle club of
Okanogan sponsored the break
fast which was servedin ranch
style and included everything
from steak to toast and eggs.
The main event backed by the
junior chamber 01_ commerce of
that city was an air show which
featured several of the coun
tries leading stunt flyers. .
Another breakfast flight to a
Northwest city will be on schedr
ule for the Tri City Flying Club
within the next few weeks. ‘ I
Two of the entrants came mom
as tar East as Gloudeater, Massa
chusetts. and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Another listed his home as San!
Pedro. California. Visitors from
Chateau, Montana. and the Idaho
towns of Caldwell and New Ply-1
mouth held coupons. ‘
Oregon was well repuaentad
during the period by peopla mom
Milton, Portland and The Dalles.
Washington, aside from the local
area, was represented by visitors
from Newmrt. Halton, Ritzville,
‘Moses Lake. Paterson. Benton City.
iSpokane. Prosser. Mitchell. Su
perior, Wallula. Milton, Hover.
Walla Walla, Sunnyside, Washou
gal. Lowell, Keyport, Connell, Ile
sa, Selah. Burbank, Malott. Grand
view, Snohomish. Kiona. Wapato,
Vancouver, Yakima. Seattle and
Snake River. a
$3.00 Per Year—loc Per Copy
Orphan Girl
Discovered Here
Posing as Boy
Police Chief Kemhaw this week
disclosed the unusual story of e
15 year old girl who. until pick
ed up by local police last Sat
urday evening, had been posing
as a boy during the last year
and a halt.
The identity of the orphan
girl, who lett the Oregon home
of persons who had befriended
her, was not revealed. She was
born and raised near Portland,
Oregon, and has a twelve year
old sister whose whereabouts re
mains unknown.
Chief Kershaw stated that he
had observed the youngster soon
after her (or his!) arrival in Ken
newick soitne two weeks ago.
At first it was believed that the
youth was living at some nearby
trailer camp. Police picked her
up Saturday evening. however,
‘after she had been found sleeping
in automobiles on city streets
and in local pug lots.
According to _ ef Kershaw's
description, the girl is no “tough
ie". but left her adopted home
because she disliked housework
and preferred “being a boy." She
liked work in the outdoors far
more than what she considered
the humdrurn' routine of an or
dinary tennsie existence , .
Throughout the last eighteen
months the transient has
worked at men's lohshrrincipauy
on films, in Oregon. aho. Mon
tana, Wyoming, and Waehington.
The girl smoked a pipe at time.
an additional feature of the male
disguise. She came to Kenne
wick from Tacoma, and had been
working as an asparagus picker
in_ghis lqoality. _ _ _
The police have mien-ed her
to the juvenile officer of the wel
fare department. and an attempt
her. Althou?o she still would
ratherbea ythanazirLlhe
admitted that she had had enough
of the open road. and was lune
that she could be happier if she
could find a new home.
Council Opens
{Building Bill
F One hid. the only one pment
ied. on the proposed new build
g nor the city or. opened at
man. he hid was from the
Hurray Construction company
and was referred to the City
Clerk for ‘turther consideration.
The pmposed building would he
the fire station and would be
used for recreation and storage
i Lighting at Vista field was dis
‘cuued with R. C. Rector. in
charge of airport planning for the
lcity. An application is being
‘pnepared to secure matching
funds from the state for airport
An ordinance was passed which
provides for control of the sale
8:“! use of fireworks within the
c ty.
Apricots and Apples
Ready for June Picking
With little activity reported at
the Farm Labor Office this week.
officials there stated that all
transient laborers are being re
ferred to other tection: where
veg-ken! we needed.
- Neverlhelesa, with apricot and
apple crops ready for icking on
June 17 and 20 respectfirely, local
officials reported that several
tents remain available at the
Farm Labor Camp for those
wishing to stop' in this area.
Ranchers are reported to ex
pect an early wheat harvest, per
‘haps starting on July 5. An un
filled order for a single crew
hunk, female, for a wheat ranch
:sun remains.
To Shut Off Water
In Both Districts
Water will be turned off in
the Columbia Irrigation com
pany ditch on June 23 to 25 for
the purpose of weed control.
was system on the 28rd
24th and will be on again
before the morning of the 25th.
Weather, Crop Report
Official Department of Agri
culture weather reports for the
week ending Saturday showed:
Kennewick: High 06. low 45,
ehmean 85.5. Precipitation .15 in
Crops east of the Cascades:
Timely rainfall last week and
Imited rains this Igreet were con
etally hmeflciai growing crops
Wm wheat and
Kuhn-o. came too late.
‘ owever, to bring much ratio!
‘to grain and hay crops crowin:
on light soils in the “low avererfe
“mun" belt of the Big Beni.
Eartha appraisal of damage to
the State’s sweet cherry crop in
‘dicates a terrific monetaxay lo::s
to growers. but a com! erable
’qunntity of low-grade fruit sal
minced to processors and finer-lea.
vectock general? are :00
to excellent condi on, with many
farmers holding for gains and
finish rather than marketing earl
ier at present high prices.

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