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VOLUME xxxm, NO. 23
ESTIVAI. PLANS THRILL CITY
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BEPO B T E B
By 'B'e
‘ KENNEWICK COURIER
900wa CLUB
Izaak Walton would have sat
up in his grave and applauded lus
my if he could have heard this
week’s session of the Mid-Colum
his groaners’ organization in meet
ing dis-assembled. The heteroge
nous group was left flat-footed
when a gang of fly-casters and
mum whipped into the meeting
and took it over. “We have been
hearing reports lately,” said one
of the fishermen, “of so-called
fabulous sized sturgeon being
caught in local waters. Those guys
are pikers.” To emphasize his
;point the speaker threw his arm
into a gesture that would have
placed a brown hackle in a riffle
at least a hundred feet away.
“Back in the old days we would
have tossed a mere 740 pound
sturgeon back so it could grOw up.
Or we would have used minnows
like that for bait!”
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We found a note on our dil
apidated typewriter after last
week’s story was published that
said: “Exhibit Entry Blank: Qne
Sturgeon, weight 1230 pounds;
length 16 feet; caught in local
wateis.” We traced the source of
the note and found that a local
fisherman lays claim to such a
mammoth. The only reason we
are not able to offer complete de
tails or refute the claim is that
we had not been sufficiently able
to recover from our astonishment
at the boldness of the claim to
have tinge left to secure the facts.
’We hope by next week to com--
plete the story. Incidentally he
claimsto have absolute proof of
His assertions.
ma STORY
There was another interesting
and immensly amusing result of
last week’s fish story. A serious
lad at about 11 came in and ac
costed the girl at the counter. “I
can tell you a fish story, too,” he
announced. “It aint’ about one of
them fish, though. It’s about a
base. It weighed 14 pounds. Me
and my Dad caught him in almost
1283 than an hour and a half.”
Pressed for more information the
boy said he’d have to ask his Dad
before he divulged further infor
mation. “It’s my Dad’s fishin’
hole,” he explained. “He might not
want anybody to know where it
is—but it’s around here close.”
We haven’t seen him again. He
did promise to ask his Dad if it
would be all right to tell more.
Dad Is probably right. When you
have found a good fishin’ hole
{fß foolish to tell the world about
:' HORSE:
”felting back to sturgeon we
Ve.been saving Ralph Reed’s
favonte, The way he tells it stur-
Icon fishing was very common-
Dlace 20 or 30 years ago. In those
days when you went fishing you
took a harnessed horse along to
Pull the behemoths out. It is a
"at!!! of record that sturgeon
“filing in those days reached huge
"Minions and there was at least
we firm that caught the brutes
10! commercial purposes.
m
Congratulations to the Chamber
'1 Commerce for pushing the
W" Shirt idea as a Festival pre-
M‘ In a motion passed last week
11l ”Wilbu- members will be fin
“ ‘t this week’s session unless
“'9l ' are sporting the ‘brilliant
m- Bficl! Oliver was respon
m" 101‘ the motion. We asked
g: 508 What he thought would
“‘9 Milt to which he replied:
at!” we’ll have the most color
“ Pectin: that has ever been
ft m Kennewick or else it win
l ‘ Pretty small meeting.”
Marion
will! we don’t care much
’" his “or else." We believe the
M members as well as hun-
M Of other Kennewick citi
"" will swing behind the Festi-
Val idea of color. There is no
mtbfitsomakes a show asthe
Wmspirit that can onlybe
Mm“ When large numbers of
””19 loin the inn carnival idea
..'! Idd “101'. noise and fun to
WI celebration.
Movers
”Th“ Week's flowers will have
be divided until the recipients
'.’ M Set more than a petal
Id ' “then each. Our congratu
huu" ‘0 several communities for
We outstanding oelebra-l
‘o' the Labor Day week each!
lane, Ire named, not necessarily
will“ of importance but ra
w. mama W 2.
:1 e crow
MW Day. Likewise for Pros
‘W on Pop 4)
Fencing Proposal
Believed Stopped
By High Expense
An estimate of the cost of fenc
ing the irrigation ditch through
the main part of town has been
received from the fencing com
pany by City Attorney Kenneth
Scrier, in reSponse to a query by
Dick Rector.
The estimate, for a four-foot
wire fence on each side of the
ditch runs to about $30,000, ac
cording to the information given
the city council Tuesday night.
The city has been considering the
proposition for more than a year
and as no definite information has
been forthcoming, a committee
composed of Mrs. Dayton Finni
gan and Mr. and Mrs. Hal Brutz
man appeared at the council
chambers Tuesday evening with
the letter from the fencing com
pany. 7 7 7 7
After the committee had retired
and the council got to a. serious
discussion, it was agreed that
there was absolutely no possibility
of financing the proposition with
out a special bond election. The
council was unanimous in its
agreement that such an issue
would fail to receive approval.
Bichland Farmers
To Grow Birds
Robert Braunwart, development
biologist, described to Kennewick
Kiwa'nians the program now un
der way to increase the game bird
population of this region through
use of farm lands of the old Rich
land project; '
Chinese pheasant are getting
the most attention with quail also
to find food in the planted fields.
“The work will be mainly that of
farming,” he said. Clover and
grassses will be planted.
The speaker pointed out that
careful studies of results will be
to determine the best methods at
developing bird farms in the- Co
lumbia basin. In that project
2500 acres have been set aside for
the purpose. Waterfowl will be
developed in the Potholes region.
A few weeks ago 750 birds
were planted in the Richland area.
Another 750 brood stock birds
will be developed by next spring.
It has been estimated that this
program should produce 6,000
birds.
He explained that the mosquito
control program has drastically
reduced the number of waterfowl
in sloughs north of Richland.
“With more people coming into
the area it has been found neces
sary to find ways of improving
hunting,” Braunwart said. “We
hope to provide good hunting» for
all who enjoy the sport.”’
Benton county ranked third last
year in the number of} pheasants
taken. - A
Next Wednesday, kgnewick
Kiwanians will go to 'chland
where they will furnish the prog
gram.
Progress Slgy
0n Eveline Plan
After months of talk, planning,‘
investigating, and measuring, the
city council again devoted a large
portion of their regular meeting
Tuesday night to a discussion of
plans for putting a sidewalk on
bOth sides of Avenue E, east.
' Indication is that the matter is
at present no further along than
it has been for some time. Latest‘
hitch is the preparation of plans
and specifications for each indH
vidual property owner along the:
proposed improvement. These}
will have to be prepared by the
engineer and served individually:
upon each preperty owner, ac
cording to information develop
ing from the discussion Tuesday
evening.
Rights-of-way, grades and other
technical difficulties have been
especially difficult in this area
and spedal counsel has been em
ployed to straighten the tangled
affairs out. Now that details have
been cleared away, the engineer
isl expected to go ahead with the
p ans.
Arrivals at Lady of Lourdes‘
hoyital are: Girl Aug. 28 to hit.
an Mrs. A. L. ncFadden; girl
Aug. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Water? bgly Aug. :2,” Mr. lug
Mrs. 09 men;
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph 93.5%". girl
to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Soper.
FUNNYMAN
Ralph_ E_dwa_rd}. whthas a
great deal of fun at the ex
pense of others. here finds him
self the ,victim of the cartoon
ist's fun sense. The tamed em
cee of Truth and Consequences
heads a. star-studded cast of en
tertainers for the tall celebra
tion.
Building Costs
Delay Star! of
Pillsbury Mill
Pillsbury Flour Mills are still
definitely interested in Kenne
wick as a building site, according
to a report made to the city coun
cil Tuesday night by Don Solberg,
who was recently granted an in
terview in Minneapolis by Vice
President Paige Lehman.
Lehman said his company would
have sold their property here be
fore and stopped paying taxes had
they not been hopeful of eventual
ly getting their plant in operation
here.
The Pillsbury plant at Astoria,
Solberg said, is principally for ex
port use and does not serve the
purpose the Kennewick plant
would be constructed for. The
Kennewick plant would prima
rily be for package products and
would, in the beginning employ
about 150, with an expansion up
to 400 as capacity was reached.
Lehman told Solberg that no
private corporation was building
anything these days unless it is
absolutely necessary, as the cost
of construction and mechanical
equipment is terribly inflated.
He expressed appreciation for
the interest the city is taking in
his company’s plans. ‘
Unknown Women Causes
4-Way Tie-Up on Ave. C
An unknown woman driver,
who entered Avenue G without
yielding the right of way to ap
proaching traffic, caused damage:
Friday ‘to four vehicles. Police
officers report that she did not
stop to investigate the results of
her action.
A truck loaded with concrete
blocks braked to a quick halt to
avoid collision, and three car fol
lowing were unable to stop in
time to escape striking the next
‘vehicle in line.
‘ One of the drivers, Robert F.
Lolark, was charged with having
’no operator’s license on his per
son. His car was damaged to the
lextent of SIOO. .
New Store Allowed _By
Change In Zoning Law
A change in the city zoning
law was authorized by an ordi
nance passed at Tuesday night’s
meeting of the city council. The
change will permit the erection
of a retail store and locker room
on the property next to the Strick
ler Motor Co., on First Avenue
East by George I. Jones. ‘The or:
dinance appears in full in this
issue.
Another ordinance, adopting a
building code for the city of Ken
newick was given its first reading,
also at the council session. ‘
Rah,RflL-'
Poolhall In Air
Football is in the air with many
Kennewick fans looking forward
to the big kick-cu game With
Gonzaga in the Lions Den on Sep
tember 13. -
Coach‘Geom Kai-emetic m
that indications point to I huh]!
successful season for the Liam
However, he was not yet mid!
to announce a startinc line-up M
the some: affair
un's pretty well determined."
he said, “but there are still I few
holes to plug. However. we'll give
them some real mm"
The squad will turn out SIN!“
:day for first W At that:
‘thne the container: will be film"
in; for, m ba'thl for th
|opening game.
KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. 1947
Driver Narrowly
Averls Death In
River Road Crash
A death‘ by drowning was nar
rowly avefied on the River Road
Sunday, w en Dean Hines of the
Pasco Navy homes lost control
of his car, plunging it to the river
bank, where it overturned and
pinned him to the ground.
Spectators hurrying to his aid
were able to free him before he
suffered ill effects from the seep
age water surrounding the car.
He sutained only minor cuts and
bruises from the accident although
he was unconscious when rescuers
reached him. 7 _‘
Hines was charged with negli
gent driving Tuesday evening in
Police court. Pleading guilty, he
paid a fine of $25 and costs as
sessed by Police Judge C. F. Win
kenwerder. ,
Investigating officers report that
Hines was driving west on High
way 410. Upon reaching the curve
at the intersection, his car swerved
out of control into the wrong traf
fic lane. An oncoming driver
swung his car into the ditch to
avoid a head-on impact. Hine’s
car then swung back across the
road and crashed into the willows
bordering the river.
$140,000 oi New
Building Planned
Building permits totaling $140,-
000 were issued by the city during
the past month, according to a
report made to the city council
Tuesday night by Building Inspec
tor Herb Malchow.
The permit for the new build
ing now going up for the Standard
Lumber company was one of the
largest issued, the amount being
set at $40,000. The next largest
item was the new 60x100 building
to be erected on prOperty next to
the Strickler Motor Co. on First
Avenue East to be used as a com-l
bination grocery and a locker ser--
vice. The cost of the building,
including the refrigeration units
Will be in the neighborhood of
$48,500, according to the estimates
given by George J. Jones, the
builder and operator.
The Bethlehem Lutheran church
received. a permit for alterations
and enlargements, costing an esti
mated $15,000. The job will in
clude a brick veneer covering for‘
the church. V ‘
The city itself asked its building
inspector for a permit to spend
some SIO,OOO for the erection of a
new building immediately adja
cent to the present city hall. It
will be used’ for a recreational
center and general meeting place
for several of the city’s civic or
ganizations.
Five new private homes, rang
ing from $3,000 to $6,000 were
issued permits, while Albright and
Gregory have been issued permits
for the erection of 12 cottages for
rent, to be put up on property
on Avenue C.
New chimneys, garages, and ad
ditions to present homes, make up
the remainder of the permits is
sued, Inspector Malchow reports.
Park-In Theatre
Opens Here Scan
With construction almost com
plete at the new Park-In Y thea
tre near the Richland Y, manage
ment representatives were this
week looking forward to a formal
opening in the very near future.
The drive-in theatre will be
owned and operated by Fred W.
Hair of Walla Walla, who is also
interested in the Iris theatre, a
drive-in theatre located in Walla
Walla.
According to G. C. Ranson, com-.
pany representative, features of
the new Park-In theatre will be
individual speakers for each car.
spectator comfort‘ and plenty of
parking space. ,
Ransom outlines the advantages
of taking your own box seat—the
family car—with you to the thea
treasnoneedtodressup,noneed
to hire a baby sitter for the eve
ning, and comfort for invalids and
shut-ins, who are unable to attend
the conventionalrtype theatres.
PTA To Gme Teachers.
Reception Here On 10th
Parents of the district are in
vited to attend the annual get
acquainted reception forthe
school teachers: on Wednesday,
September 10th.! The affair is
sponsored by the Parent-Teachers!
Association whiq‘l’i has arranged}
‘an appropriate rogram for the
occasion. It will‘ he held in the
high school bull and all pa
rents are invi to come and
meet the many of whun
will be new to the community.
MAESTRO
Buddy Rich. fast-Being young
star of swing. who will bring
his accomplished artists to Ken
newick for the Grape Festival.
Festival Books
Buddy Rich And
His Stellar Band
Parents who scream at a kid
with a spoon and a sauce pan may
be talking themselves out of a
very nice thing, if the experience
of youthful and dynamic Buddy
Rich can be taken as an indica
tion.
The young skin-beating band}
leader and his company will ap
pear at the‘fall Grape Festival
as a companion entertainment
bonanza with Ralph Edwards andl
his Truth or Consequences radial
show. Plans now call for Rich and‘
company to take the stage bothl
before and after the famed audi-l
ence participation periods. 1
The present Rich influence on‘
the box office adds up to a twenty-1
year reverberation from the time‘
when—a tot of two—he was at
part of‘ his parents’ vaudevillej
act. Even then, his dad recalls”
Buddy was beating away with}
knives and forks on restaurant'
crockery. I
Until he was twenty years 0:1
age, Bud appeared throughout the
United States, Australia, Honolulul
and eastern points in specialty‘
acts. By then the young drummeri
had decided to join an organized
band, keeping in mind the ambi
tion to be a band leader himself
one day. 1
Starting with Joe Marsala’s hot;
swing crew in Brooklyn, Rich
moved to a contract with the late
and great Bunny Berrigan. After
ward he was a featured drummer
with Artie Shaw and later Tommy
Dorsey.
Leaving the Dorsey band for
a two-year hitch with the Marines,
Buddy came back to civies to
lencounter an old pal. Frank
{Sinatra, which resulted in a de
’cision_to form his own band.
‘ Since then the Buddy Rich star
phas been rising fast. Feattre ar
tists appehring with his fun
!making “sock" band will be Mar
'jie Dean, trombonist Earl Swope.
tenor sax man Al Colin, and
trumpeter Tommy Allison.
Ten Dollar Fire Loss
Rams 45-Day Record
A‘ fire starting from a short
circuitinacarstandingonthe
street caused a ten.dollar loss.
according to Fire Chief Herb Mal
chow who started bragging a little
whenhestatedthatthiswasthe
only fire call his department had
in 45 past days.
The local department answa'ed‘
three other calls during the month
andahalLbutallwereoutof
town and there was no material
damage suffered in any of then.
The fire chief figures that he and
his department have done a good
job in fire prevention work or
::t such record could have been‘
up. .
Kennewick Mini Delights Strauss. He
Will Send Representative 'l'n festival
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Truth or Consequences
ls Biggest Attraction
Hundreds of Kennewick citizens, thrilled with the pro
spects of the big Grape Festival show, are asking: “What
can we do to help put this show over?”
The answer is simple. The Festival Board urges all
citizens to get behind the big job of selling tickets as well
as doing their part on the purchasing end.
Beste Calls For
Parade Entries
Recalling last year’s parade as
one of the top Spectacles of the
Northwest; Howard Beste, chair
man for the opening day parade,
this year called upon the com
munity to exceed or at least
equal that record.
Pictures of the colorful floats
a year ago were reproduced in
all major daily newspapers of
the region. Both first and grand
prim were awarded to the Ken
newick Kiwanis club. 7 _ -
Churches, clubs and organiza
tions of the area will compete in
the parade this year for first and
second prizes of $75 and SSO. En
tries will be divided into three
groups: commercial, fraternal and
religious.
Commercial floats will be en
tered by business firms; bodies
such as service clubs. granges and
youth organizations will compete
in the fraternal division; and
church groups will vie for honors
in the religious division.
All individuals planning to pre
sent floatsintheopeningdaypa
rade should contact Beste at the
earliest possible date. In view of
the short time remaining. it is
vital thatamastu-planbeworined‘
out at once, Beste notes.
Realm of Grapes
Awaits [is Queen
The Realm of Concordia awaits
its new queen.
But the waiting will be short.
because the new Smile Queen of
the Kennewick Grape Festival is
to be chosen Tuesday evening at
the Benton Theatre.
Fourteen firms and clubs of the‘
city have selected the lovely cam‘
didates they will sponsor, and the
reigning Smile Queen. Joan Smith
of Prosser, will be present to re
linquish her royal office to the
new ruler.
Smile'Queens will be presented
by the Columbia School of Hair
dressing. the Arrow Grill; Beste’s
Grocery, Superior Electric. the
Kennewick Active Club. J. D.
Doverspike. building contractor,
Day's Studio, the S. and J. Motor
Company, the Ray-D-Ant Clean
‘ers, Helen Hardy's Pink Cameo.
Washington Hardware and Furni
ture. Koelker's Ladlel' and Men's
Shops. the Pollyanna Cafe. and
Shirley's Beauty Salon.
'Air Minded Residents
Swell Air Mail Totals
KennewickwillswingintoNn
tional Air Mail week—October 12-
ls—with a running start, Post
master Roger Recordepredlcted
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find a ready acceptance in this
air-minded city. I
1 Air mail cancellation ct the
lKennewick post office totaled
5.000 on Tuesday Recom- re
vealed. with the Indie-um that
theflgurewmfldbeaceededby
Wednesday cancellation
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I' “There is nothing that can as
sure the success of any show,"
lstated J. C. Pratt. chairman of
‘the board, “as a big sale of ad
‘vance tickets. No one will want
‘to miss any part of this Festival
program. Ticket sales in big quan
tities now will assure success- for
the Festival."
Gene Spaulding. chairman of
ticket sales. has organized squads
of ticket salesmen to cover not
only Kennewick but surrounding
communities as well.
In answer to many queries
Spaulding stated: “Yes. these
tickets entitle the holder to see
the famous Truth or Consequences
NBC radio show. There will be no
additional charge. The tickets. of
course, also entitle the holder to
chances on the cash prizes to be
given away each night."
Weather is not a problem this
year. The show will be held inside
of a huge tent. A stage will be
provided so that all can see and
hear the show.
Tickets also will entitle holders
to three hours a day of dancing
to Buddy Rich’s orchestra. A
floor will be provided inside of
the tent.
Tickets are now being distri
buted and can be obtained at Fes
tival headquarters in the S and J
building on Kennewick avenue.
A motor scooter has been offered
as a prize for the youngster selling
the most advance tickets.
‘Tickets may he sold by anyone
and credited to a contestant."
Spaulding pointed out. A number
or younger citizens are already
registered in the contest for the
prize and competition is growing.
A review of the program reveals
that the Festival will otter in ad
dition to the Ralph Edwards show
and the top orchestra a day de
voted to promotion of reclamation,
a visit from Governor Wallgren
and party, visiting mayors. from
an'parts of flue state. an old tim
ers picnic, three big parades, a
full carnival with rides and games,
a thrilling aerial gymnastic act
twice daily, a fair depicting the
area's agricultural wealth. tours
of the area and numerous other
attractions.
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a mos ov mud
Chairman Pratt. “It is a tremat
dgs astount of altertainment to
a an ahnost rediculously
low figure."
19le Enrolled
In local Schools '
An indication of the steady in
crease of population in and ar
ound Kennewick is indicated in
the rapid increase of school on
rollment. This week Kennewick
school moms are filled with a
total of 1920 pupils.
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less than two weeks. ’ E. 8. Black,
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mouth and within two month. that
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times the Ichool enrollment it is
apparent that there are now 10,000
midenta within the achool district.
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