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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, October 16, 1947, Image 1

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[vine end a center for community activities is in; psoposed American Legion i-ieil. soon to be started on‘ lonian Sheet. First steps in the project included e
“M detail" of Legionnires. who cleared the site for construction. and o dinner meeting of civic leaders end ex-setvice men. .
The Sidewalk
by The
Needing warnings of game
More as to the illegality of
Mg loaded weapons, a
m d hunters descended on
“I mutiny! the Lower Valley
Grim this week. However,
‘0 were verbally well armed
\lll all guns were definitely
SO. One spokesman let go
an old fashioned doubler
ha. mfl'fi‘e 'pltatterf at;
un ng am’ w at i
fight?” he fainted. “ng
you to a tie]
II had a reasonable chance of
. a bird: Now there’s more
It “than birds. Everybody and
'h “airlift: hitting. The birds
. e .9!
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I“! only a naural fact‘ that
'1"! 'I tremendous increase in
WWII. there must of a neces
h «$35.35? m “9%
was s ow
a“! war years by lack of time
fill Mumhon. The latter is
“It but there seems to be
hm“ angel; a pretty strong
1' oea . : I I
.The State Game De '
artment is
950 unintended in {cg'seeing the
”WW tempo of hunting and
to do something about it.
I“ be: last ~
“In . year the Finley game
“groggcedh about the same
p easants as .were
:11! Benton County. All game
““9 pledged to tax their
to the hunt and have
Wu] in producing a
«crop. But it still falls far
L“ of the demands of the le
. . . . i'
um , ’
“Emongrds' closely rationed
hsh falr that every game
Mfid have the strictest‘
We each t- That at least will
‘ 'Qbe h hunter an even shake.‘
i amatutfigeiisblgligsl need to take;
‘ , and like the
:fi-‘gfiegnssrvation program, be‘
imitate 335? Atgter atlh many‘
in at e fun
:u. W 8 {egardless of results.‘
mfg :fheshmany who like the
MWEhOOtmg- guns we still
1g not alrea‘ée missed a good bet
billed tra a y haying an estab-(
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L C°Wnued on Page 5) rm 1
TB Heads Heel To
Plan Seal Sale
The Executive Board of the
Benton County Red Cross Tuber
culosis League met last week in
the Richland Red Cross hutment
‘to plan the annual seal sale cam
paign scheduled to start the week
'after Thanksgiving. :
‘ Mrs. Obil Shattuck of Richland
:will serve as chairman. taking the
‘place of Mrs. Alice B. Ayers of
Hover who has headed the activ
ity for the past 18 years. i
Mrs. J. C. Pratt, newly-elected?
executive secretary, says of, Mrs.
Ayers: “Mrs. Ayers has served as
your seal sale chairman for 18.
years on a strictly voluntary basis.‘
many days of work she has devotem
No one knows but herself how
to this community service. We 'Ol
the' Benton County League and
all the citizens of our locatlity,
heartily thank her for her untir
ing work.”
Mrs. E. J. Brand of Kennewickl
will act as league president in:
the forthcoming seal sale. i
WSCS Circle 4 meets Wednes
day, Oct. 22 at 8 pm at the home
of Adele Gest, Jimmy Elledge
and Marion Campbell assisting,
and Jean Campbell will have
charge of the devotions. 1
University's Professor Kirsten 'l'o .
Address Kiwanis Club! Here Tuesday
When the Kiwanis Club holds
its meeting at 12:00 On Tuesday,
October 21, in the Arrow Grill,
their guest speaker will be .Pro
fessor Frederick Kirsten, member
of the University of Washington
Adult Education Department
faculty. Mr. Kirsten, whose topic
will be “The Power of .Ideas”,
will be introduced by Pros G. W.
Professor Kirsten’s many pro
fessional activities include his
contributions as designer of the
Sumner Hydroelectric Power
Station; chief designer of the
White Salmon River Power
Plant and the Big Creek Power
As chief engineer of the Ameri
can Nitrogen Products Company
of Seattle from 1918 to 1921, he
developed automatic electrical
furnaces and an electrically
operated evaporating and con
centrating system for the manu
facture of nitrtic acid.
He is' the author of numerous
publications in his field and is
the holder of approximately one
hundred patents, including the
Beueafion Assumes New Impedance
In Fast-Growing City, Scott Says
- . ~ . ..‘ _ *7 _ '
....Planned fi'ecreation, John Scott,
recreational director for the city
of . KenneWick‘, ' said this week,
taking an increasingly prominent
role in the affairs of this worker
s‘wollen community.
Pour Fined For
Game Violalions
Violators of game laws will be
prosecuted to the fullest extent
when apprehended, warned State
Game Protector H. H. Stairs this
week, following the opening of
the hunting ' season Sunday.
These laws are designed to pro
vide protection for people and
property as well as to preserve
game from extinction, he said.
In a court session before Judge
C. F. Winkenwerder Monday
night four hunters were fined for
violations in this_ area. __ _.
James Burson, Pasco, was fined
$lO and costs for failure to have
his hunting permit on his person
while hunting. F. B. Mason drew
a similar fine for having a loaded
gun in his car. It cost George
Murphy sls and costs on a
charge oi hunting after the legal
hour of 5 o‘clock. Robert Layne
of Richland was fined $25 and
costs with $lO suspended for
shooting across a public highway.
Cycloidal Propeller recently
tetsted and approved by the Army
and Navy. He is most widely
known for his invention of the
Kirsten Smoking Pipe.
The experience of war-time
years malt?) certain the permise,
‘according Scott, that intelli
gmt, diversified recreational pro
grams can do much to alleviate
the problem born. of fasbgrowin'g
populations. -
A' forward-looking step taken
'in 1945 by tEElWashmgto‘ n State
legislature, c e none too soon,
Scott continues. . Appropriating
$60,000 to finance a recreational
and cultural survey of the State,
legislators began at the time an
investiga' tion of State conditions.
Their survey brought to light:
A state, the population of which
'had grown by one-third during
the war years.
A state unrivaled in natural
recreational wealth.
A war-time recreation program
which had stimulated new in
terested and exceptional activity,
now facing curtailment due to
the loss of federal funds.
Juvenile deliqu‘mcy, divorce,
crime and family disorganization}
reaching new hieghts. ‘
Thousands of returning veter-1
ans demanding expanded com
munity recreation services. , ‘
Far-sighted people in every
community giving serious con
sideration to the problgns creat
activities. '
Although war did not origi
nate the social problems plague
ing every community, war-time
conditions accentuated them,
Scott recalls. And, contrary to
expectations, they are continuing
into the post war' peroid, particu
larly in this part of the nation.
“Recreation,” according to Scott,
is in its .very essence constructive.
Unless it contributes something
to the development of the individ
dual, it fails to meet the test of
a desirable recreatinal activity.”
Thus the problems of busy par
ents, money-heavy juveniles, and
a lessening community control
can be attacked witht a double
edged weapon—the recreational
devices that not only discontinue
unsatisfactory social pursuits,
but replaces them with a con
structive factor.
The prospect' immediately a
head ifi Kennewick is that the
community-wide program of re
creation must be broadened and
made an even more vital part
of_dthe area’s social life, Scott
sai .
7h'WeaMu . .
Max. Min. Rain .
Oct. 8—.............67 48 .03 ‘
Oct. 9——.............63 52 .37
Oct. 10—.............63 45 .05
Oct. 1 1—..............62 45 .07
Oct. 12—.............07 48 .00
Oct. 13—..............75 45 .00
Oct. l4—-..............67 51 .00
Chest Campaign
Ready For Start
Here On Monday
With a goal of $7,500 ahead,
workers of the Kennewick Com
munity Chest committee will
officially begin their “Red
Feather” campaign Monday a.m.
The 1947 chest drive, co
sponsored by the Kiwanis club
and. the Business and Professional
Womans club, will be preceded
by the work of Boy Scouts and
Camp Fire Girls, who will can
vass the business district Sat
urday_ to post campaign placards
and Signs.
“In these troubled times" says
Dennis Huntley, drive chairman,
“when the attention of Americans
is being directed to the desperate
plight of foreign peoples, we must
not forget to take care of our own."
The rendering of aid to unfior
tunate families and individuals,
he notes, is an important phase
of Community Chest activities.
Funds used for these purposes
are actually disbursed by social
agencies of the state and nation,
recipients of a portion of chest
Equally important is the sup
port given, through the chest
campaign, to youth organizations,
Fire Girls, the YMCA and other
kindred groups. Also funds from
the chest contribute to the for
warding of youth activitee in the
local area, through the medium
of the Kennewick Rrecrention
Commission. The commission,
Huntley points out. is playing an
increasingly vital role in the
program of youth leisure time
activities. >
Business firms of the area will
receive contribution cards for
display in their windows, and in
dividuals will be given red
feathers or lapel buttons in re
cognition of their contributions
Campaign officials will wear lar-‘
ger lapel buttons. ;
“With a continuation ot the
early support given to this year’s
chest drive we can be certain
that we will not fail to reach our‘
goal.” Huntley commented. ‘
Activians Invited To
Attend Richland Dinner
Members of the Kennewick Ac
tive club are invited to attend the
dinner meefing of the Richland
Junior Chamber of Commence on
the gaming of Wednesday, Octo
u I
Although the final program has
not been arranged, Works Man
ager D. H. Lauder and other prom
inent Sanford Works omcials will
be p t as guests.
The dinner will begin at 7 o'clock
in the dining room of the Ameri
can Legion hall in Richland.
A. C. 'Amon Appointed
To Head Committee
' Mayor J. c. Pratt this week appointed A. c. Amon to
act as chairman of the Committee for a Thousand Homes for
he city of Kennewick.
First action of the committee will be to devise ways
f breaking the present home construction deadlock. A
Legion Building
Need Stressed A!
Kick-0H liner
“Kennewick needs an American
Legion building to serve the com
munity as a cultural and recrea
tional center." stated Ted Cooper.
Slate Commander of the Legion
at a dinner meeting Tuesday night
which was the kick-oil for the 10-j
cal post's campaign to raise funds
for the structure.
Tracing the progress of the Le
gion, the speaker pointed out how
a local post serves its community
as well as its members in numer
ous wayk.
“I'm glad to be in on the start
of this project." said Earle 8.;
Richmond, General Electric Ser
vice superintendent of Richland,
“Intact! liketobeinontheben
ginning of any pmject." Richmond
described the expansion program‘
now under way in Richland. file“
my! she “mediate Wmi
’of the Legion building here as on
Ladded recreational center to help
‘meet the needs of the rapidly e»;
ipanding community. ‘
A third speaker was Col. Hart:
Cole, who is an instructor at Wash
ington State College. Col. Cole
stressed the activities of the Ann
erieen Legion as lending In the
development of Ameflcanlsm. and
warned of the dances of subver
sive activities.
Richard Clute, Commander of
the Robert W. Ely post. explain
ed the plans for the building as
well as the financing program.j
More than S3O 000 has already
been pledged and when the amount
reaches $60,000 construction will
be started. ‘
“The Legion is not asking for
donations." he stressed. “We are
oifering a sound investment in in
terest-bearing building bonds. The
investment will be amply secured
from revenues derived from a
long-term lease of the ground
floor and basement to a retail
store." ‘
.It is .the plan of the Legion to‘
provide space for Boy Scout ac-l
tivities in the basement with the
club rooms and auditorium on the
second floor.
Citing examples of community
service rendered in other com
munities by the American Legion;
Clute predicted that the local post;
would have the building paid for;
in five years. “Other posts are.
hfling to build swimming pools.‘
a etic fields and numerous otherj
civic projects. With this building
Clarence Farley served as mat
ter of ceremonies at the dinner
held in the Community hall and
served by the Legion Auxiliary.
Grant Speight. Sixth District
Commander of Richland was pres
ent. Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Cole;
also attended. ‘
Mayor J. C. Pratt welcomed the
visitors to the city and outlined‘
the value of the building to thm
eon-urnuuity.~ 1
Commander Cooper and the
. firy 9‘ 3:9 '11: offing“:
oep on m . e
now boasts a membership or 3,!
“Washington state Legionnaixwesj
have always taken an active part
in Legion afiairs." he said. “Two
national commanders have come
from washington." Much of the
program, including the Legion's
potent Americanism policies, werel
developed here, he stated“ “The
American Legion stands 100 per
cent behind the Universal Military
Training program.” he stated. “We
stand for a strong national defense
second to none."
Committees from the Legion
will make a systematic drive
throughout the community pm
moting the sale of buildlng bonds.
Meet to Discuss
Dry Land Root Rot
Control of dry land root rot
willbethe topictobediscussed
by two experts from Washington
State college Monday at 8 p.m.
at the Locust Grove Grange Hall.
County Extension Agent David
James urges all intensted people
to attend this meeting and to
take part in the discussion.
$3.00 Per Year—loc Per Copy
"fsurvey of available building
lsites in the community will be
‘sought, with a view of hav
ing them inspected by FHA
authorities to determine
where FHA-insured loans
can be approved.
:1 Once preliminary data is in
ceed to negotiate with financ
l' hand. the committee will pro
l- ing institutions and mass build
r, ers of homes.
II In the opinion of the committee.
It only a mass approach to the
'- housing log-jam will be effec
l' tive in the preset“ housing crisis.
Unless such action can be initin
pted the mutant will fail to
w achieve the momentum that in
y desired.
Working with Arnon on the
housing program. ‘said Mayor
Pratt, will be Dick Clute. Bum
gmwn, gut:- F. Hanson. Freed!
unch, ~ nace Lampoon an
Hal Clark. '
With the announcement that a
goal of 1.000 new homes had beat
set for the city of Kennewick,
the Cheater of Commerce last
week entertained representativea
at “o:”.an inter in
Seattle, 0 propoaed begin
1d! 500 houses. it suitable aitea can
be located.
A spirited discussion in the
‘l'huraday meeting brunet the
home binning lmpaaae ln sharp
Land owners throughout the
Kennewidc community are holding
their prospective sites at prices
that prohibit home building, Gene
Speuiding told chamber members
but they cannot be expected to do
otherwise. when values of lend
together purposes greatly exceed
the' price that could be paid for
home construction. '
Amon, newly appointed to the
Commitee on Housing, called upon
the city administration to plan at
once for an extension of the sewer
system. The present inadequate
system is discouraging construc
tion of homes, he said.
Although the committee for a
thousand new homes are fully
aware of the formidable obstacles
to be overcome in the present
campaign for building. Amon eel?
the individual members still he!
that a solution will be found.
The urge to speculate in land
values is a factor to be reckoned
with, the committee stressed. The
very announcement that a com
munity objective for a thousand
new homes has been announced.
they admitted. may well drive up:-
ward the prices various land-own
ers may ask tor home sites.
However, they called to point
the experience of other commun
ities, in which land prices soared
beyond the capacity of enterpris
ers tor develzrment, with the re
suit that all ements of the We
munity were losers in the and.
when the boom broke.
Ernphesising their desire that
:‘:. lend owns:o be asked to submit
holding home dwelonment
iat prices w those oflered by
competitive users, the committee
members nonetheless cautioned
that an excess of idle land can only
breed eventual depression.
too. long. they reminded, oppor
tunity tends to move into other
more accessible fields. with the
result that a once-stimulated area
sinks back into inactivity. -
Therefore, they maintain, it is
imperative to solve the housing
dilemma with a minimum of de—
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