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WLUME XXXIII, No. 16
fie Sidewalk
REP 0 R T E B
By 15¢
KENNEWICK COURIER
soluwx cw,B .
Little was said at _this' week’s
.sesion of the Mid-Columbia
Gwen in regard to the wind
storm of last week. In fact the
meeting was almost Sidetracked
when members spent most of the
time playing a game of matching
footprints in the sand that had
drifted through the cracks and
completely covered the basement
floor. Np one thought of taking a
W "and swampmg the place
out. It is even possible that the
tracks will probably remain for
posterity or- at least until another
man comes along and 'blows 'the
ramshackle building completely
away. Some members, however,
did get far enough away from the
“Sands of Timd’ game to discuss
a new meeting place and the
gunman of the house committee.
marked- that the new, Legion
building would have a basement.
“Maybe we can get apiece of it
if it will be sufficiently dimly
mm.” .
QUESTION _
A couple of the members, who
mm: be counted on to take
adhnvk'ofthingsin any kind‘
‘1 light, questioned whether the}
ugh would be successful in the;
we to: building funds. A check;
up“ revealed that the Legionj
mmittee is making considerable}
‘ however. “It’s- a big
5;!” said one member of the‘
building committee. “A lot of?
contacts have been made and the?
pledges. are coming in, A commit-4
tee meeting will be held thisl
week .to increase the tempo of
collections,” he said.
come:
In recent publicity the name of
one committee member was inad
vertently left off the list. Larry
Oliver, long an active Legionnaire
and ardent building sponsor is on
the committee with Ellis Dorothy,
Frank Mason, Richard Clute and
Paul Richmond.‘ Also active in
the drive are Willard Campbell
and Elmer Olson. Don’t wait to
be called on—just contact any of
the above named men. '
Smiling of buildings, Potlatch
Wards this week announces the
official opening of new and en
lamad‘qmrters' at the old stand.
The history of the lumber yard
in Kennewick is an interesting
story, tied directly to the com
munity’s growth. Next week’s
_KCR will carry the account with
m
m .
This week’s flowers go to a
group of kids taking part in the
W 8 recreation program. So well
did they uphold the honor of the
coynmunity that they did not per—
Int 51%" Pasco opponents to win
a e game in a ping pong
tournament.
DISCS
, Conjecture as to the flying disc
23 one of the country’s most pop
ular DaStimes, and Kennewick is
.110. exception. “The discs,” he
claimed, “are the result of the
appeal by the Russian govern
ment to that country’s athletes
t 0 malte a good showing at the
Ample games. The discs are
m: hut Russian athletes prac
fl discus throwing.” Another
. character remarked: “Those
“VIBE saucers are nothing to wor-.
1‘! abopt. More dangerous are
Medishes and other household
mtamers that come flying at
you when you come staggering
home at 4 am.”
1001" Names Lucke for
Noble Grand Post
In installation ceremonies con
ducted by IOOF No. 222 on July
7. Alva Lucke was named to the
Me: of Noble Grand, while Geo.
“3101‘ became Vice Grand.
Other officers assuming duties
'39 Fred Lande, Warden; Bruce
Lucke. Conductor; Jim Dickinson
RSN.G.; William Slocumb, L.S.
N-Ga Fred Brodbeck, Rs.V.G;
Hugh Lucke, L s. v. G. Inside
(Emma! is A. L. Erickson; out
?! max-dim, William Britton;
S S. suppOrter, John Nunn; L.S.
Rummy-ter, .Howard Ash. Donald
“MEI Will serve as chaplain.
0:“; July 13 the Rebekahs and
hit: ellows held their annual pic
-9‘ the cl_ty park. On August.
£llm “19 city park in Pasco, a
all “Ck Plcmc will be held, with?
th . Oddfgllows, Rebekahs, andt
1°“. mes in the Yakima Vala
9! mutedAo attend. ‘
\—
VlSl'rs FATHER
Mm William Strickler went to
Spokane Sunday to visit her fa
thef, H. W. Desgranges, who is a
I’?th in the Sacred Heart hos
gum She reports his condition
Improved.
”904%..
At Virginia Lee hospital this
Week, these babies were born to
Kennewick residents:
Roger Louis Oelkers, on July 9,
t° Mr. and Mrs. George Oelkers.
James Boyd Rupp, on July 10,
t° Mr. and Mrs. Ward Rupp.
IVa Irene Day, on July 11, to
, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Day.
Fire Destroys .
1000 Acres of
Wheat. Stubble
Starting from a bolt of lightning
fire swept rapidly through an es
timated 1000 acres of wheat and
stubble in Eastern Horse Heaven
Monday evening.
The fire started when lightning
struck a shed “on the old Cochran
place, now unoccupm. - From
there it rushed eastw down a
canyon, burning freely in dry
grass until it reached wheat fields
on five .difierent farms.
One man, Mark Hamilton, trac
tor operator for Fred Mills, res
cued a cat by driving it through
Slx Slren Blasts
Indicate Emergency
Kennewick Fire Chief Herh
Malchow reports that consider
able confusiztilrgullltded from the
emergency c 0 a 7 evening
at the time of the wheat tield
fire. At 8:15 six blasts were
sounded on the siren. This. he
explains. is to indicate a need
for emergency workers.
l.At such“: time th‘e usual si
nce on e part o telephone
operators that is observed {or
fire cells. is removed and oper
ators will instruct callers where
their services are needed.
Halchow urges. however. that
only persons wishing to ofier
their services should call to reo
duce chances for contusion.
the wall of flame.‘ Except for
minor burns and scorched eyeu
brows, he was unhurt and was
back on the job the next day.
Wheat and stubble in the path
of the fire belonged to the Al
bl'izht Brothers on the Men:
baugh place, Fred Mills, A. C.
Dleffenbaugh and Ben and 3111
B air. 1
Starting at about 8 p.m., the
tire raced before a stiff wing! a
dlstan‘ cc of nearly ten “all? Where
it reached the river a ort dis
tagce southeast ._otjfiover. A
It was reported that some pieces
of farm machinery were des
troyed in the blaze. i -
Answering the emergency call
from the Kennewick fire slren, 30
men rushed to the scene from
town where harvest workers had
already gathered. . However, there
was little that could be done and
there was‘n'o way to stop them
The Kennewick tire department
“13° “‘3‘”- fitch“ fig: mush"?-
Airport uring" ay 8
storm where considerable plane
and building damage took place.
Kiwanis Shooting Club
Meets Through Summer
Meetings at the Kiwanis club
shooting gallery at the indoor targ
et range in the basement of the
Penney building, will be held only
on Thursday evenings for the re
mainder of the summer, Walt
Woehler, chairman of the sponsor
ing boys and girls committees of
the Kiwanis club, announced this
week.
Boys from the junior and senior
highshools will compete in the
same shoots until the new sched
ule is started, _Woehler said.
TOWNSEND MEETING '
There will be a meeting of the
Fourth Congressional Dist. Conn:
'cils of Townsend clubs in the park
at Pasco,- Sunday, July 20. A pot
luck dinner Will be served at 12:30.
Coffee, cream and sugar will be
furnished. Please bring your own
tgble _service. Anyone interested
is welcome. ,
Pianeer KenneWick Business Main .-
Dies Suddenly. While at Work .
Joseph Olbrich, long time resi
dent of Kennewick, died here of
a heart attack Friday, July 11.
Olbrich was born in Duncan,
Nebr., March 15, 1880. He spent
his boyhood on_ a farm and at
tended parochial~ school in Dun:
can. When grown he worked at
Columbus, Nebr., until December
of 1905, when he went to visit his
grandmother at Cameron, Wise.
On Jan. 17, 1906 at'Rice‘Lake,
Wisc., he was united in marriage
to Miss Amelia St. Louis. To this
union four children were born.
Coming to Spokane in February,
1906, they lived there four years,
then to Tacoma for one year, com
ing to Kennewick in January of
1911.
He worked for a while on the
boats coming into Kennewick and
later was employed at the old
Valley Barn and the Kennewick
Transfer Co. In December, 1918‘
he established the City Dray Line
in the building now occupied by
the City Market and started out
with a Reo Speed Wagon.
Since then he and Mrs. Olbrich
continued in the dray business
and about 1928 took the agency
for the first auto freight line com
ing into Kennewick and continued
in both until April .10, 1944 when
they sold their dray business.
After a month’s rest he was em
ployed by the Inland Motor
Freight and in December 1946 he‘
went to work at Lee 8: Eastes
Freight Terminal. He was em-
KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON,
Here is the Finkbeiner family. in which tive sons are now
serving in the minietxy. Parents and sons not recently at a to
union at the family home in Connell. Pictured. from left to right.
sitting: Raymond: John. the father: Mrs. Lydia Pinkbeiner. mother:
Arnold. Standing: Chester: John. 115: Clatence: Roland and Melvin
‘ Photo by Randal
Council Studies ,
Airport, Streets. '
Underpass Plans
Application for matching funds
for airport development for Ken;
newick fields has been completed
and sent in, it was reveialed at
Tuesday night’s meeting of the
city council. However, it is be
lieved that use of such funds will
be withheld for Vista field until
the property has been released by
the navy. ‘
At the present time the field is
owned by the city, but is operat
ed on a revocable permit from the
The council completed arrange
ments with. the Union on com
pany to pay for a black topped
strip from the end of the runway
to the Columbia Aircraft hangar
where the oil company has pumps
installed. The city Will provide
for the strip to the edge of the
city property. .
This strip was provided to make
it possible for heavier planes to;
reach the pumps for refueling. .
’ Howard C. Short, lighting en
gineer for the CAA,, visited Ken
newick last week and aided the
council in' preparing the applica
tion for federal funds. “Mr. Short’s
help proved very valuable to the
city,” Mayor J. C. vPratt said.
The council discussed further
plans for the construct'xn 0t
curbs, walks and lights on venue
C. Considerable difficulties have
been encountered in establishing
an LID for the work.
“The council will continue to
bend every effort to find a solu
tion to the problems involved,”
Mayor Pratt said. “Several pos
sibilities are being studied and it
is the hope of the council that a
wa_y out willsoon be found."
Three additions for home con
struction were brouthgttlucies v
struction were brought before the
council for study. These were
either new additions or extensions
of present ones, ' including the
Waldorf addition between the UP
and SP&S' tracks, the Sharp addi
tion -on Avenue C and Sharp’s
Nob Hill addition. ‘ '
'Th'e '.coimc’il discussed further
the Gum street underpass project
and will proceed to prepare a new
workabie plan.
:ployed there until hisdeath on the
platform directing the truck at the
terminal. . . . . . . .
Mr. Olbrich loved his work and
while making his daily rounds de
livering freight he had a joking
word for, all his. associates and
tried to do his best to help them
when needed. '
He leaves to mourn: his wife,
Amelia; three daughters, Mrs.rEv
elyn Wills.ey of‘ Yakima; Mrs. Le
ona Hall,‘ Grandview; Mrs.' Eileen
Farquhar, Aberdeen and one son,
Clarence of Kennewick; five
grandchildren, Ramon, Richard,
and Margaret Hall, Bobby, Dick
Farquhar and Jimmie Willsey; 9
sisters, Mrs. Anna Kruse and Mrs.
Antonia Krug, Hood River; Mrs.
F‘i‘ancis Abbott, Oakland; Mrs.‘
Laura Holt, Portland; and one
brother, Julius Olbrich of Camas.
Funeral services were held Mon
day, July 14 from St. Joseph's
church at 9:30 a.m., with Rev. Fr.
E. G. McGrath officiating.
Pall bearers were: Steve Zahn,
William O’Neil, Carl Mayer, John
Bleichner, Urban Keolker and
Omar Lincoln. Interment was
made in the Riverview Heights
cemetery. ,
Attending the funeral from out
of town were: Mr. Olbrich’s cous
ings. Mr. and Mrs. F. Miller and
son Norman of Rochford; his sons
in-law, B. A. Hall, Grandview and
Robert Farquhar, Aberdeen, and
friends of the family, Mr, and Mrs.
A. St. Laurent of Bremerton.
Hail Storm Hits
Benton 6in Area;
Crnp [.035 Heavy
Grapes and apricots suffered
severe damage in -a driving hail
storm that swept from south to
north through part of Horse Hea
ven and crossing the valley at a
point just east of Kiona, Monday
afternoon. 7
F. M. Ludlow, manager of the
Church Grape Juice company, and
Harold Schultz, assistant county
agent, toured the area Tuesday
morning. ,
“Grape loss will reach about 50
per cent,” Ludl'ow said. “The
Windstorm of last week did little
damage. There will be some sun
burn as a result of exposure caus
ed_by the wind twistingyinaf’
' ‘The storm hit suddenly and on
ly lasted 15 minutes. Stones were
jagged and about half an inch in
diameter. The damaged area cov
ered a strip approximatetly a mile
in width. .
Apricots, already severely dam
aged by the wmd storm; were
bruised and broken open by the
driving stones. Corn was riddled
and. was reduced to about half a
crop, Schultz said.
’A rain of near cloudburst pro
portions followed the hail. Ground
was completely covered by water.
Business Men to
Discuss Credit
Business and professional men
of the tri-city area are invited to
attend a meeting on Tuesday, July
22, at the Pesco city hall where
credit_ problems _wi_l_l be discussed.
It is' expected that a Benton-
Franklin credit association will
be formed to benefit merchants or
the area. -
The meeting is Sponsored by the
Credit Bureau of .Benton and
Franklin counties, of which F. W.
Anderson is manager. The meet
ing has been endorsed by J. J.
Perier, president, Richland Mer
chants Association, Ross Frank
and Hill Williams, secretaries of
the Kennewick and Pasco Cham
bers of Commerce.
The session will start at 7:30 p.
'm. Business men, credit manag
ers and bookkeepers are urged to
attend. _ -
Nurses Association
Holds Annual Picnic
The annual picnic of the District
Nurses’ Association will be held‘
on Wednesday, Amt 2, in Rich-i
land park, with all‘ registered;
nurses in the bi-county area invit-l
ed to attend. 1
Hours for the aflair, from 4 to;
8 p.m., have been so arranged that‘
it .should be possible for most?
nurses in the region to be first.
Members of the associa are
asked to contact either Mrs. Eisert
at the Kadlec Hospital in Richland
or Sister Aloysia at Our Lady of
Lourdes hospital, Pasco, regarding
food for the picnic. Non-mem
bershavebeenaskedtomakea
‘contribution of 25 cents to cover
‘the expense of purchasing some 01
the supplies. Those without or
with extra ‘ transportation have
been asked to register with Mrs.
Iris McGraw at the Health De
partment in Pasco.
Active Club Elects
Bill' Reid President
Bill Reid was elected president
of the Active club at a meeting of
the organization held this Tues
day evening. Other newly-elected
officers of the local group, all to
serve six months’ terms, are vice
president J im- Walker; second vice
president Don Skirving, treasurer
Jack Oliver; and secretary Charles
Fox. S lCahcsuertAsSHRDLUM
Fox. Cal Schuster, Bud Oswalt,
and Duane Campbell were elected
to the board of directors. '
THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1947
Trees Uprooted, Buildings, Planes
Damaged, Fruit Suffers in Storm
Kennewick took the full brunt last Th 'rsdey of a howling wird storm that in an
hour and a half wreaked SSOOO in residential damage, a 39000 damage to aircra.t :mJ
hangars at the city’s two _air fields, and an iitcalcuable loss to the suit fruit crop.
Hardest hit were the prune and apricot orchards, where the ripened fruit was shaken
to the ground by the “inn. Apples and pears suffeel greatly. Early reports 1": om the
wheat country, however, indi:ated only minor losses. if Wheat yields have beer. affected
at all. “The apple and pear crops were 75 1). cent wipe} nut." Ha old Schultz. Benton
County Extension Office horticulturist repo .ed after an intensive survey. “The Delicious
“alchow Reports
$5.". Storm Loss
Last Thursday evening’s high
winds left in their wake an esti
mated financial loss of $5,000 in
damage to business and residen
tial buildings in the ciur, accord
ing to a survey made by Building
Inspector Herb Malchow. Most
of the loss was accredited to tail
ing trees.
Among those buildings hardest
hit was a home at 519 Avenue A,
with damage approximating sl,-
000, a garage at 523 Ave. A, and
another garage located on Ave G.
Damage was also ’sustained by
the home of Mrs. A. V. Mcßey
nolds, at 610 Kennewick Ave., by
the residence of F. A. Visger, at
622 Kennewick Ave., and by the
homes of Larry Oliver at 410 First
Ave, and Elmer Kennison, also on
First Ave. .
Further property loss was listed
at 14 and 10 Second'Ave East, at
the home of Emerson Eby at 23
East'Second Ave and at 29 Second Ave
Other‘ minor damage was re
ported throughout the city.
lniuries Light '
In Car Crashes
Several auto accidents during
the pastiew daysa-esulted in con
siderable damage to machines but
,only minor injuries to occupants.
according to reports of investigat
ing officer, Deputy Sheria Ted
Wagner.
At 11:45 Saturday night a car
and a Jeep wee involved in a
collision at the intersection of
Kennewick Avenue and Rudkln
road. The Jeep, driven by Audrey
Carlton, rolled over. Making a
left turn the Jeep-was struck by
a light sedan driven by Ralph
Eichner. or six people in the two
vehicles none. was seriously in
jured. »
On Sunday two Plymouth se
dans met in a head-on collision
on a gravel road near Hedges.
Damage _to both cars was consid
erable with occupants suflerlng
‘bruises. The cars were driven by
‘Pearle H. Durham and James J.
‘Howa_rd,_both of_ Route l._ _
A Ford coupe driven by Lon D.
Leeper of Pasco was damaged to
the extent of 'about SSO when it
was inyolved in a collision with a
car driven by G. P. Tmhd of the
Curtis Courts. The accident oe-.
curred on the River Road in front
of the Court. ‘
At 4 p.m. Friday a car driven
by L. A. Sturdevant of Pasco was
damage? when struck in the rear
by a ck operated by Jas. Welch,
also of Pasco. The accident oe
curredeastotVistaFjeld. _ -
On the same evening, during
the storm, three cars were invol
ved in a collision near Benton
City. No one was injured and
damage was slight. Names of the
occupants were not determined.
The accident was reported to the
sherifl’s omce here by Montana
people who were in one of the
cars. One of the other cars car
ried a California license plate and
the third was a Benton county
car. '
gighlaqu Women
Tov Send Relief
The Highlands Women’s club is
'calling a meeting for Tuesday,
July 22, at 2 p.m. at the Highland
club house to prepare a box to
be sent to a German family of
five children 'under 14 years of
age.
Suggested articles to bring are
cloth, clothes buttons, thread, tea,
coffee, fats, toilet articles, soap
and cosmetics. Everyone is invit
ed to send or bring material.
TEMPERANCE GROUP OF
'rwo comms MEET 1
On Monday evening the Benton--1
Franklin County Temperance As
sociation met at the Methodist
church in Kennewick to further
the plans and.program of this new
inter “community organization.
The association is composed of
representatives from many or;
ganizations of the valley, includ
ing churches and others.
The program of the new set-up
is coordinated with that of the
Washington Temperance Associa
tion whose new, executive secre
tary, L. P. Putnam, was present
and addressed the group on the
plans of that state wide organiza-
Jtion. He was presented by the
IRev. C. E. Dockstader, field sec
}retary. '-.
>apple orchards are so damaged;
that only culls will be harvested
this year.” ‘
The Winesap ‘and other apple‘
varieties grown in the area seeing
to have escaped major damage}
though, he said. ;
Reviewing the destruction to}
prunes, Schultz noted that the‘
Demeris and Early Italian plant
ings show yields that are from
60 per cent to completely lost.
The Standard Italians, a later
variety, came through the storm.
with heaviest losses ranging not
more than 50 per cent, although
the trees themselves are many of
them fatally damaged.
Pointing out that Weatherspoon
prunes came through the sés‘tiorm
with virtually no oss, ultz
commented that they seem to be
particularly adapted to the area,
if properly handled.
Peach losses, he continued are
spotty. Some orchards are com
pletely Myer! While otha's
are unscathed.
' The only damage to grape vin
eyards was sustained by young
vines not fully rooted or tied to
supports. The tact that estab
lished vineyards gathered the
wind succeestum -an export
ant factor in this grape-producing
area, Schulz stressed.
Johnny Sawyers, of the Twin
City Airport, estimated losses on
his field at $6.000. A.Piper Cub,
belonging to the field, and'a Tay
lorcratt, owned by Walt Knowles
and Chuck Neel, were each dam
aged to the extent of $2,500, when
the high wind tipped them loose
from their heavy concrete moon
ing}. ~__ . - -_ _ g 7
On the oppisite side of town,
at Vista Airport, moored planes
eseaped largely without damage.
But hangared aircraft were dam
agedtotheextentotfl,ooo,when
the heavy hangar doors were torn
off at both ends of the building,
smashing plane surfaces and cre
ating a veritable wind tunnel in,
which company personnel and vis
itors strove ,desperately to hold
the aircraft in their places. Hang
ar damage was estimated at SIOOO.
Also at Vista Field the Kaine
wick Air Service 'l‘ hangar was
stripped of its aluminum siding
and a new hangar under construc
tion was completely blown down,
save for two walls left standing.
Many Kennewick streets were
blocked as thirty and forty year
old trees were ripped from the
ground, many of them landing on
top of nearby houses. ' .
Bob Jackson of Kennewick was
aloft on a solo training flight
when the storm broke. Climbing
to escape the weather he broke
out of the wind-borne dust at 6000
feet, he reported, and continued
on to Ephrata, landing there and
flying back to Twin City Airport
later in the evening.
Paul Duncan, Twin City Air
potr pilot, landed on the field
with a three passenger charter
flight at the peak of the storm.
He landed without ditficulty or
injury to Mike Cronin. Jack Van
Horton and. Henry Cruss of Ken
newick, who were flying with
him.
He would have flown on to an
other landing site it possible, Dun
can said, but shortage of fuel
forced him to land in Kennewick.
As nearly as he could estimate,
the storm' extended at least as
far to the southwest as Arlington,
Oregon, continued to the north
west in a broad swath toward
Spokane, with Kennewick, Pasco
and Richland in the center of the
Every major power line in the
locality was struck from mum
trees, PUD Manager Robert A.
Cruzen reported. Crews worked
through the night and into Fri
day morning to restore full ser
vice. Telephone communication
were also _interrupted by falling
branches and trees.
Nostounequaltothisinvio
lance has been seen in Kennewick
since 1936.
Kennewick Youth
Enjoy Summer Camp 1
The senior camp at Mountain
AirontheNachesPassisintull;
swing this week. Last week end
the junior high group returned
and churches of the lower valley
replaced them with the senior
high members. From Kennewick
at camp this week are: Arthur
Whitson, Janet Mason, Glenna
Marie Denney, Edith Hummel, Le
roy Spitzer, Tommie Mason, Ken
neth Silliman.
Last. week’s group included
Joyce Winterschied, Mildred
Campbell. Clarence Campbell,
Peter Misner, Carolyn Misner,
Patty Houston, Merrill Blair and
Jack Wallace. -
$3.00 Per Year—loc Per Copy
Storm Hits Hard
At PUD System
Damage to power lines was gen
eral throughout this end of Benton
cmnty during last Thursday's
storm, according to R. A. Cruzen.
PUD district manager.
‘ Cruzen maintained that every
‘one of the major power lines was
lstruck by falling trees. “It is re
imarkable," he said, “that with hot
‘lins down all over the area, no
one was injured.” The storm
struck near 5 p.m., at the close or
the normal working day, but PUD
crews worked on _through the
night and on into Friday restoring
service in this region.
° Transmission of power . from
PUD's PP&L source was also in
terrupted when lines between
here and Benton City were tun
porarily knocked. Power hill!!!
:21 Kepnem was inset-2mm
throughout the storm. By May
morning, electricity was all!)
flowing over all major lines.
Speaking for dittrict employees
this morning, Cruzen said, “We,
the men and women who operate
your Public Utility district, ap
preciate the manner in which the
people of the community have so
good naturedly cooperated with
us during and following the
breezy atternoon or Thursday last.
“This was, without doubt. the
most serious storm and caused
greater damage than any storm
since your Public Utility district
took over the job of! furnishing
you with light and power.
“Deep down in our hearts we
thank you for your cooperation
and real patience in waiting for
our crews to repair and mm
place in operation your electric
service system." .
Mayor to Conduct
Club Ceremonies
Mayor J. C. Pratt will he on
hand to conduct the ceremonies
when newly-elected oncers ct
Kennewick’s Teen-Age [nub are
installed shortly after the July 23
balloting.
E. C. Smith, housing gird.“ ex
ecutive, and Larry C ver. city
council representative on the rec
reation commission, will be on the
Recreation Center platform with
the mayor that evening, along
with George Karamatic, local
high school coach. .
John Scott, city recreational di
rector, announced today that elec
tion of officers to the fast growing
youth organization will be held
Wednesday, July 23, with local
teensters voting for president, vice
president, and secretary-treasurer.
' Nominatipns to club oflices were
made July 9, with the following
results: For president, Bill Taylor.
Lou Keene, Nathan Stairs and
Bonnie Pratt. For vice president,
Don Beste. George Soper, and J im
my Serving; For secretary-treas
urer. Nevolin Carlton, Hattie Da
vis, an Gum, Betty Johnson and
Darl e Freiss.
Following the election: at the
meeting next wear. a dance will
be held, a Teen-Age Club feature
which Scott states will became a
regular part of the organization’s
program.
LAD- GOLF CLUB
The Kennewick Ladies Golf club
will have a picnic Tusday, July
22. Everyone is to bring their
own lunch.
The club will have a mixed two
ball foursome Sunday. July 20 at
one o'clock. This will be a box
luncheon.
T hrittx
Bond Sales High
People of Benton county hung
up several records during the war
loan drives curing the war. Either
first or among the leaders, local
people were quick to respond in
reaching bond sale quotas.
While the U. S.~ Treasury De
partment, in releasing figures on
bond sales for June, did not break
the county figures down to per
centage figures, it is obvious from
a comparison of sales that Benton
county is still very high on a per
capita_ basis, _ _ - .
in June total sales for the coun
ty were $150,234. Other counties
show: Walla Walla, $64,829; Yak
ima, $293,019; Franklin $20,615;
Thurston $86,137; Grays Harbor
$115,154;
The “Big Three” counties re
vealed: King, $2759.953; Spokane,
$805,172; and Pierce $710,500.

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