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The Sidewalk
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may]!!! CLUB
When a bunch of women move
into take over a meeting, the reg
ular attendants find themselves
completely taken over. That was
the experience of the community’s
c”lrmlainers in meeting assembled
this week when the Housewives
and Kiddies Protective association
rode their brooms into the assem—
bly hall_and started some clean
sweeping. Chief complaint cen
tered around the matter of disap
peering milk bottles. “There
oughta be a law!” screamed one
of the more irate homemakers.
p“What’s more the law oughta be
enforced. What is this country
gaming to when you can’t even
safely put a milk bottle on your
porch in the good old American
tradition without having some
meakthief creep up and snatch
There is an obvious reason for
mfluottles disappearing. With
a cash-in value of eight cents per
bottle, a new high in inflated valu
ations, it is apparent that a collec
tion of say 100 bottles would net
the collector eight bucks. Not
bad for an early morning foray.
At the same time one bottle will
purchase a candy bar with a little
left over even after paying the
total. Put it another way and
you discover that the simple col
laction of ten bottles would .pro
vide a wastrel with a pleasant
evening in a tavern with sufficient
funds for eight beers.
} It is assumed by most victims
that the culprits are kids seeking
blittle spending dough." Such may
notbe the fact. There might even
he an organized ring of high-jack
ers working on a big scale. In
cidentally, in several cases the
stolen bottles also contained milk
tickets. ' "
An obvious soution is to quit
using bottles and put all milk In
the new paper containers. Another
is a troublesome one for the house
wife. That is to meet the milk
man at the door. A third and
probably the most effective one Is
for an alert police officer to catch
one of the culprits red-handed and
mete out a severe penalty. _
Still one'of Kennewick’s tough-
Efiproblems is the matter of pro-
Vldmg adequate housing to meet
the demands of a rapidly growmg
Manon. Every coffee-club ses-
M eyery sidewalk discussion,
fiery livmg-room gathering soon
;lor later arrives at the topic and
Many winds up 'in an impasse.
.El 3 toughie. An attempt _to
WCh some unanimity of opinion
311 d action is being attempted this
“$091!. ~A meeting of interested in
lelduals is being called to face
goiproblem and work for solu-
One attempt that is meeting with
8011 m success in combatting high
09593 of construction is the utiliza
hon of pre-fabrication.’ One sueh
‘1 Mp. the Ford Factory Built
games, now has a representative
“1 Kennewick. This firm offers
11911188 from four to nine rooms,
limb or without basements. Get
ting away from the stereotyped
sears-Roebuck type of pre-cut
“0“,”. the company has a Wlde
Variety of floor plans and exter
io? syles. The plan may prove to
he ,at least a partial solution, as
:ualb in the lower priced brack-
“013? or me WEEK
.13 ‘3 reDOrted that an undertak
an; a certain over-crowded com-
I - t 3 greets _ mortuary visitors
£2“? questxon: “Are you rea
to tl'lends or are you seeking
at ”‘5 over the lease on the home
‘he deceased?"
"Swan 31x CALLS
Kefillewick's fire department
“mend six calls during the
"math Of September. A total fire
y“ 0! $1,300 was accoupted for
Int"Vofires with no loss in the
“hers. The losses were sustain
“ at the LaCount Trailer camp
me 6th and at the K and P
_\Ercamp on the 27th.
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Otto 2 ..77 61
October 3 n '.82 61
October 4 "75 55
Oct her 5 "”66 42
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Council Moves To
Improve Cilys
Law Elliot-cement
Better police protection for resi
dents of Kennewick is a- prob
ability as a result of action taken
Tuesday night by the city council.
Mayor J. C. Pratt was instructed
to ask the Civil Service commis
'sion to receive applications for an
additional patrolman.
He was also instructed to dis
cuss with Sheriff Harry Cochran
the feasibility of adding anothzr
deputy sheriff to this area. T e
board of county commissioners will
be consulted. Two deputies are
now stationed here.
The .action came as the result
of a thorough discussion of police
problems. Appearing before the
council were Police Chief M. H.
Kershaw, Patrolman John Dick
inson and Deputy Sheriff Ted
A proposal was discussed to put
radio equipment in all city police
cars. The plan would put law
enforcement cars of the area on
the same wave-length for greater
coordination of work. The tie-up
would include Yakima, Prosser,
Pasco, Walla Walla, Kennewick
and the sheriff’s cars. It is also
proposed to put radio equipment
in the Fire Chief’s car.
“This plan will only be feasible
if it is adopted by all these agen
’cies,” Mayor Pratt said. “Yaki
ma, Pasco and Walla Walla are
already using radio equipment.
Prosser police officers feel inclin
ed to join the effort if Kennewmk
and the county take part.”
“The council is fully aware of
the need for improved police pro
tection in view of the steadily in
creasing population. We will try
to do everything possible to meet
the situation,” the mayor added.
The council entered a bid to the
Federal Housing ._Authority for
the area formerlyoccupied by the
north trailer park. The plot in
cludes almost ten acres lying
across the road from the City
Park. It has been zoned for park
and recreation purposes.
Bids will not be opened until
December. Government divisions
only are eligible to bid. If no sale
is consummated the property will
be offered to private bidders later.
Stainless Steel Boat
Under Construction
Believed to be the , first time
stainless steel has been used for
a boat hull, Q. B. Palmer of
Richland is making headway on
such a project, working in his
spare time. ,
Steel framework work the hull is
taking shope behind _ Freed’s
Garage at the Y. The finished
boat will be 34 feet long, and
will sleep six. It will be complete
with all the conveniences of home
including galley, head and lounge.
Mr. Palmer expects to start
welding the stainless steel this
month and hopes to launch it in
the Columbia in June.
Teachers Inslilule To Feature Talks
By Educalional and Science Notables
Autoritative statements on the
topics of “What’s Right With
America” and “Science In Frigh
tened World” will highlight the
annual Benton-Franklin regional
teacher’s intitute which convenes
Tuesday in the Kennewick High
school auditorium. ___ __ __ __
Speaking on “What’s Right
Wilts; America”, will be Alonzo
Ba r, of the political science
department of the University of
Southern California. Recognized
as an authority on foreign policy
and world peace, he is recom
lmended, not only as a speaker
with something to say, but as one
who knows how to say it. Baker’s
speeches are ' made noteworthy
by his rapid--fire delivery, his
fiumor ,and by his command of
s Chosen field._ _ _
The subject of science in to
day’s world will "be dealt with by
Dr. Milton Silverman, . science
editor of the San Francisco
Chronicle. Dr. Silverman has a
brilliant background as an author
of scientific articles, as a re
search associate of the University
of California medical school, and
as director of the Hall of Science
at the Hall of Golden Gate expo
His book, “Magic in a Bottle,”
has been reprinted in English,
Spanish, Portugese, French, Fin
nish and Swedish editions, and has
run into ten re-prints in this coun
try. During the war, Dr. Silver
man did research and liason work
on military projects for the omce
of Scientific Research and Devel
opment and he is, at present, con
sultant to the Columbia Univer
sity division of war research.
The speaking program will be
supported by messages from Miss
Compton of Richland during the Kennewick Grape Festival. Dis- -
cernable in the background is Howard Beste. who greatly enjoyed 1
the deluge of purple squeezin’s. Two 525 Savings bonds. a 21 .
jewel watch. and 6 cases of grape juice. went to the juice-drench- .
ed Compton. Photo courtesy HW News ;
Chest Drive To
Slat! oc]. 20111
It’s almost time for the red fea
Th e brilliantly-colored badge
of community support will begin
to make its appearance on Kenne
wick streets October 20, according
to. an announcement from Com
munity Chest Chairman Dennis
Huntley, as be disclosed the com
munity goal of $7,500.
Huntley said that a campaign
meeting will be held Monday eve
ning to perfect plans for the cam
paign, scheduled to run from Oc
tober 20 to November 10. Meet
ing with him will be Mrs. Mike
Cronin, Mrs. Larry Oliver, Mrs.
Frank Lampson, Mrs. Bert Wilson,
Frank Mason and Bill Reid .
Reviewing again the advantages
of .the , chest plan, as compared
to earlier methods of holding sep
arate fund-raising drives fOr each
individual need, Chairman Hunt
ley. explained that a single contri
bution to the chest gives to the
Boy Scouts, the Camp Fire Girls,
the ‘Washington Childrens Home,
the 4-H and Hi-Y clubs, and many
other kindred organizations.
Present plans call for participa
tion in the drive by groups thruL
out the town and countryside. The
Granges, ”Huntley said, will be
asked to assist with the campaign
in the rural area, and one or more
civic clubs will be invited to join
the city drive.
“The needs served by the Com
munity Chest are too well known
to require discussion,” Huntley
concluded, “and if the people of
the entire community will contrib
ute as generously as their means
will permit, we can raise our
quota within a short period.”
Inez Peterson, Miss Martha Shull‘
and by Dr. Robert McCloskey, who
will explain how teachers can
utilize community resources. Mrs.
Pearl A. Wannamakes,'-’=~Superin
tendent of Public Instruction, will
speak at both the afternoon and
evening sessions.
Mrs. Edith O’Brien, Mrs. Ruth
C. Anderson and Joe Chandler at
tend as institute guests.
General interest sessions wilt be
supervised by Henry Graham,
president of the Prosser Educa
tional Association; Arthur Lind,
president of the Richand Educa
tional Association; and by Robert
Anderson of Benton City, presi
dent of the Benton County Educa
tional Association.
The Richland high school chorus
under the direction of Charles
Bird; the Kennewick high school
quartette; Miss Patricia Wood;
Miss Marguerite Hansen; and
Robert Hunsley will contribute
to the musical program.
Presiding Chairman Merritt Des
Voignes of Connell, president of
the Franklin County Educational
Association, will open the after
noon session at 2:45 o’clock. Aft
er a short intermission, at 4 o’-
clock, the meeting will continue.
Superintendent E. S. Black, of
Kennewick, will act as presiding
host at a dinner, to be held in the
elementary school cafeteria at 6:45
and sessions will be renewed at
7:45 in the high school auditorium.
The Reverend J. B. Coan of the
Kennewick Methodist church will
give the opening invocation. The
institute will be presented under
the general chairmanship of Lena
McCamish. A
Observe Business
Women's Week
The Kennewick Business and
Pofessional Women’s Club is
observing the week of October
6th to 12th as National Business
Women’s Week, in honor of the
organizations founding.
The Kennewick Club is putting
into effect the Slogan “Effective
Citizenship” as outlined by the
National Organization. Women
must case being passive citizens
and start taking their place in
the active running'of our govern
ment. The days of “A women's
place in the home”. is still true,
only the four walls of her home
have expanded to take in the
whole world.
The following is a proclamationl
issued by Mayor J. C. Pratt: 1
“Whereas, women have proven
in the emergency years just past
that they are wholly capable of
assuming responsibility in the
economy and industry of the
nation, and
“Whereas, our American
Democracy guarantees the right
to life, liberty and pursuit of
happiness,- and these greatly in
volve the working woman, as an
effective citizen, and '
“Whereas, Women will play an
ever increasing part in the poli
tical and economical system of
our country, ,and
“Whereas, Women must fight
shoulder to shoulder with the
men of the nation to hold, peace
of the world; they must be' given
equal opportunity to share and
share alike in all the forms of
our government and economic
“NOW therefore, I, J. C. Pratt,
Mayor of the City of Kennewick,
do set aside the week of October
6 to 12 as Business and Pro
fessional Women’s Week.”
“In Witness Whereof, I here
unto set my hand and caused the
seal of the City of Kennewick to
be affixed. '
Deadline Given
For Salely_ _le_sl_
All passenger vehicles bearing
license numbers up to 1,000; trucks
numbered up to 500; and all “For
Hire” vehicles operating within a
20 mile radius of- Kennewick are
now due for inspection and will
be considered delinquent after
October 31. _ _
This announcement comes from
H. W. Algeo, chief of the Wash
ington State Patrol, who also notes
that all other vehicles will be wel
come. '
With the exception of Sundays,
Mondays and holidays, the vehicle
safety inspection station is open
daily, according to Sergeant Fred
Walter, district supervisor. Hours
are from 9 am to 4 pm, with half
an hour of! for lunch, from 11:30
to noon. _ ,7 _ __ .
Sergeant Walter also calls at
tention to the requirement that all
vehicle: must have registration
cards attached and that all drivers
must possess current operator’s
Mrs. Norman Robbins and
Mrs. T. C. Brown left Friday to
attend the 1947 Supreme Chapter
convention of EEO which is in
session in Los Angeles Oct. sth
through the 9th. Following in
San Diego. Mrs. Robbins expects
to join a party for a tour of
Mexico which will include Mexi
co City. ~
Legion Building
Plan To Be Topic
A! Public Dinner
The program of the American
Legion to build and expand its
facilities in Kennewick in the in
terests of establishing an active,
vigilant service group will be ex
plained in full at an open dinner
meeting in the Park View recrea
tion hall on the evening of October
14, Commander Dick Clute an
nounced today. ‘
The banquet will start at eight‘
o’clock, Clute said, and tickets
must be secured in advance. Le-‘
gionnait‘e of the Robert W. Ely
Post No. 33 will begin ticket sales
at once. Any non-Legiaonnaires,
who have not been approached to
buy tickets, may obtain them at
the office of the secretary of the
chamber of commerce.
State Department Commander
Ted Cooper, of Colfax, will be a
featured speaker. on the program,
which is to be broadcast over ra
dio station KPKW.
Other invitations are being ex
tended to notable figures of the
area, who will speak during the
Noting the constructive force
of a strong American Legion post
in the community, Clute recalled
that the Pasco post recently con
tributed $16,000 toward the build
ing of a public swimming pool in
the city. This, he said, is only
one example of the many public
needs that have received the full
support of the Legion throughout
the nation. \
Legionnaines of Pasco and Rich
land will attend the dinner meet
ing, Clute said.
Guard Officer
Cadre 00mph!!!
The officer cadre for Kenne
wick’s Anti-Aircraft battery is now
complete, Commanding Officer
Captain Wayne Thorne announced
today, and recruiting of the en
listed cadre is in full swing.
First Lieutenants Perry E. Blott,
acting as executive omcer; and
John L. Scott, serving as range of
ficer, will enter upon their duties
immediataely. .
Enlistments for service with the
Kennewick unit will be taken by
any of the three commissioned of
ficers, or by acting Sergeant Wal
ter Woehler at the Kennewick
post office. In addition Legion
naires of Robert W. Ely Post No.
33 are assisting with recruiting
and enlistments.
The Daughters of the Aan'ican
Revolution will hold their first
fall meeting at the home of Mrs.
Rueben Gest Monday night Oct.
13 at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. Phil Heftelfinger enter
tained at dinner Monday evening
for Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Seltzer.
the occasion being Mrs. Seltzer’s
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THE MOST SATISFACTORY_ FIRES are those that never
happen. according to Fire Chief Herb Malchow. who advieel
taking a look-arond the home to discover any potential sources of
the menace that might destroy a much needed house for some
hody.3mineuhufldinnhennwmheinspectedtor fire hazards
within the near future. Better get 'em ready.
‘ Photo contest, W New
Citizens Committee {0
Study Housing Needs
Formation of a Citzens Committee to work toward
the goal of a thousand new homes in Kennewick in the next
two years will start at once, Mayor J. C. Pratt revealed
'Committee members are to be appointed immediately.
Pratt said so that work of accumulating the needed data can
begin .without delay. Insofgr as possible, he continued. the
committee is to be made completely independent of other
civic groups. so that their
efforts can be kept impar
tial and so that existing
organizations can be drawn
intd the program as needed.
“Unless more housing can be
provided." Mayor Pratt declared.
“Health and sanitary conditions
in the city will sink below the
safety minimum."
Fudhermore, he proceeded. 3
incl: of housing is interrupting el
eentiel activities of the commun
ity. because enamel women can-
New Buildings.
Homes Sprouting
In Kennewick
Building permits have been is
sued during the past week for two
commercial buildings and a house
for 'an estimated cost of $48,500
to start an October building pro
gram that any top last month’s
total of $120,000. '
L. E. Babcock has secured a
permit for the construcuion of a
stone and business building at the
corner of First and Washington
street. Across the corner the
Strickler Motor company is msdy
to start construction on an addi
tion to their new game to house
a body shop. '
{ Biggest item on last month's
ylist was the constrtuction of a cold
istorage locker building with a
produce and grocery storeat 15
First Avenue East.
l The building is being construct
ed by Geo. J. Jones, formerly of
.Lewiston, Idaho and now a Ken
newick resident. The plant will
provide 1750 lockers. It will be
strictly modern with a blower type
cooling system, quick freeze and
chill rooms, meat processing
equipment and other conveniences.
Jones expects to open the bus
iness before the first of the year.
Front of the building will house
some commercial enterprise not
yet determined.
“We want to get a type of busi
ness that will stay open late at
night." Jones said. “In that way
it will be possible for customers
to get much better access to their
lockers." 7 -_
Six new houses helped to swell
the September total. Indicative
of the desire on the part of Ken
newick people to meet the growing
demand for living space is the fact
that permits were let for five ad
ditions to homes.
Ten cabins were also construct
ed to further impmve housing
conditions. Private garages. base
ments. chicken houses and gen
eral repairs accounmd for most
of the balance.
The Kennewick Toastmistress
club held a breakfast meeting
Wednesday at 9:30 at the Angus
Grill. Mrs. Lee Frake: a vice
pnesident of Tontmistneu Inter
national. priest Riyer, Idaho was
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Population Zooming Up
Nailing down tho M 0‘
Konnowick's housing nosd. is
tho rosult at tho city's unoifidal
consuls. compiotod inst a wool:
an From a IMO popuation of
101.. tho round sooms sky-ward
toaprosonttotaot Luawlthin
tho city limits. Tho survoy was
oondultsd undo! tho suporvision
ct Prank hosts. Tho indication
is plain - noes pooplo than
housos. '
not be nocomodntod. 41: the pres
ent tune. Pratt noted, theme are
twelve school “when in Kenne
wick, for whom adequate housing
cannot be found.
| And teachers only typify the
our. problem, caused by an in
}flux of new workers. who are
taking over projects of vital con
}cern to the city. he said.
“A genera: survey or our nous
‘ing conditions has produced defin
ite proof that new home: must be
constructed as rapidly as possible.
not only to relieve the present
emergency situation. but to pro
vide tor the future growth of the
community, the Mayor commented.
He promised that the Citizem'
Committee on housing would re
ceive his full oflicial support.
Young Contrallo
To Sing Sunday
Miss Mildred Benson of Pasco
one of the members of the weli
known “Benson Trio", and one of
the very promising young con
traltos of this part of the State.
will be presented in a public
recital on Sunday evening in the
Kennewick Methodist Church at
8:00 o'clock. She will be assisted
by a young organist, Henry
On Sunday, Sept. 28. she was
sponsored by the Junior Women’s
Club of Pasco in that community
and greatly delighted the audience
with her program. There will be
no admission charge but an of
tering to assist Miss Benson in
her voice training will be receiv
ed. The senior youth group of the
church is sponsoring her recital-
Her pnogram will include the
3 .“Alleluia” by Morzart. “How
W m the Feet" from the
ill“ by Handel, “I Love
Thee” by Grieg, “Ava Maria"
by Bach - Gounod" “Barceuee”
from “Jocelyn" y Godfi
“Prayer" from “Hansel
Gate!” by Humpeadink. “O
Dawning" by Cadman, “Moon
Wby Weaver, “Will
You W tram “Maytime”
by Ramona: on a
”Wish .m' mi‘o‘m» J
Pan. “American Lullabye” by
Gladys Rich. “Spirit flower" by
1%, smock. one o: the
glued young organist- ot the
valley, now 3 student at Whit
man. will puissant several selec
tions on the Holler organ during
‘tne concert. His numbers will be:
“Andante Cantabile” by Agate.
“‘La Cinquantaine” by Gabriel—
Marie. “Standclnen” by Schubert.
and “Andante in G” by'sunu.
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