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PUD To Sell $300,000
In Bonds in Seattle
‘ The Sidewalk
'80!!wa CLUB i
Complaints this week were var
ied in number and quality with
one particular subject getting the
first attention. This was the mat
ter of Friday night store opening
hours. At the present time most
retail stores are observing the Fri
day night offering to the buying
public. Clouding the issue recently
was the decision of one downtown
grocery store to stay open not only
Friday ”nights but every night—
and Sunday, too. A couple others
followed suit. Now the groaners
are going so far as to suggest that
all stores stay open all hoursw
“Let’s make it a picnic," wheezes
one of the third vice presidents.
"Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to
buy anything at any time in any
store!” -
‘We can’t wholeheartedly en
dorse the latter-' idea. We don’t
think many mops would be sold
at midnight or onions at one. But
we do believe that the Friday
night opening schedule has not
been sufficiently inclusive“ Why
just retail ,stores? ' If the communi
tyf-is going to offer a Friday night
shopping» service to busy. citizens
why. not’ make it " complete? The
idea may be crazy, but shouldn't
they be- able - 'to buy insurance,
bonds, services-pf all kinds, post
age stadips;2.mal estate. -or_ what
have you? Someone might even
want to renew his subscription!
03.156.1 th
We know there will be plenty of
objections to the -above ptOpOSal
from many operators. 'Some cases
rare muttoned.-_ by regulation of
hams; 1),? Unions. Ba; 3:": lretail
merc sme.‘ .e a‘cbone
o: w-fiofia%m . wanes:
ectahfis‘hed ”any new communi
ty is ,a- grogeryhor general store.
The test mmt' follow. Other musi
ness places could offer a service
'to ‘h‘ard-wonking‘ citizens by join
my, merchants in the Friday night
opening. _lt would help the mer—
mm and it would help Kenne
c .
' “Woodsman, spare that tree . . ”
is'_a'popular quotation in Kenne
wick these days. However the gen
erel'r'eaction is one of understand
ingtoward the proposal to remove
trees 0n Kennewick avenue to per
mit widening of the street. It
speaks well for the principal of
deinocratic action that the subject
can be tackled by those concern
ed in ,a spirit of geod will and
betterment of the community.
‘ ”this week’s sles should be a
big bunch of tfi: Highland’s best
to present and past members of
the Kennewick Irrigation Project
committee in recognition of years
of toil on behalf of the project. It
is now facing the acid test in the
Congress of the United States.
It might help to keep fingers
crossed, but on the whole the pic
ture is promising.
vA Kennewick grade school
teacher asked one of her pupils:
“What is cow hide used for?”
“-Mostly.’, replied the young son
of the soil, “to hold the cow to
3' Phil: and (keen
.The Pink and Green club of
the Rebekah lodge will meet with
Mrs. Bud Shields at her home on
Auburn .st., Thursday afternoon
alt-*2 o’clock. Mrs. Ruth Watkins
will be assistant hostess.
Thanks Friends
Borrowing a page from radio.
we say this week: This news-
Plper comes to you through the
courtesy of the Trio City Herald
‘ln saying so. we renew the
delight with which we revel
in a ‘comaradarie which we be
lieve is unique to newspaper
dom. We concede to the publish
ers of the Tri City Herald their
right to chastise us, take issue
with us. differ with us and corn
pete with us. And. by the same
token. we reserve a similar right
to ourselves.
Our newspaper press this week
succumbed to an obscure fail
ure of the type understood only
by pressmen and others of their
long-suffering ilk. Words. and
Phrases. merchandising appeals
puctuation and opinion alike are
voiceless until they have passed
through the travail of printing-
In this emergency. tho PUb'
lishers of the Tri City Herald
rallied to our assistance. This
Courier-Reporter came to life on
the Press of the Herald.
Should ever - good fortune
tortend—the shoe be on the
other foot. we hope to be able
to reciprocate in equal Pa"-
It The sale of $300,000 in PUD
bonds to the Seattle banking firm
of Ballard and Hassett was an
;nounced today by. Willard Camp
;bell, commissioner of the Benton
lcounty PUD.
j The action was authorized,
Campbell said, by a resolution ap
proved at .the January 15 meeting
of the PUD commissioners, and
the new funds will be applied
immediately to improving and ad
justing the existing system and
to a long range program of ex
pansion to meet the requirements
of the fast-growing service area.
Work is already under way,
Owen W. Hurd, new PUD man
ager, revealed, to effectuate
changes that will bring improve
ment in service to the greatest
number of consumers with a min
imum’ expenditure of time and
equipment. Interruptions to elec
trical service on Tuesday ‘ and
Wednesday mornings were ord
ered to make adjustments permit
ting "present lines to more ades
quately carry their all-time peak‘
loads, he explained.
Requests for new connections
are arriving' at the PUD office‘
in unprecedented numbers, Hurd;
continued, new. customers total
ing 11? were added to the lines
during December. and thus far in
January 168 applications are be
ing serviced. '
The long' range rehabilitation
program will 'provide ample pow
er ‘for new homes and businesses
during 1948; .and advance engin
eering and design work 'on pow
er systems to serve the new home
areas will start as soon as con
struction plans permit, he assured.
The limitations of the existing
PUD system are fixed by trans
former capacity. Only installation
of new Bonneville sub stations
can give permanent relief from
accelerating power demands, Hui-d
stated" ' .
Because major investments in
equipment and ' facilities must
wait on congressional approval
of current appropriation requests,
actual blue. printingj of luture‘ con
struction werk ~ wgl'» not be. ate.
ternpted :unt’i! ad tional power
deliveries from Bonneville ‘have
been made possible. -
Commenting on .the work of
Bob Cruzen, who has directed the
Benton county PUD since its be
ginning, Hurd said: “I cannot
praise‘too highly‘ the splendid
record" he has made in piloting the
PUD through. one of the most
trying periods experienced by any
utility in the country. It was‘
made possible only by incessant
work. and a devotion to his re-‘
sponsibilities belond the ordinW
ary call of duty."
The same statement, Hurd
added, can be applied to the en-‘
tire PUD staff. '
1 Members of the Benton county
PUD board of commissioners are
Willard Campbell of Kennewick.
Bob Johanson of Benton City, and
Preston Boyer of Prosser.
Kennewick Lumber Co.
To Open For Business
KenneWwick Lumber company
has énnounced plans to open for
business west of the Northern
Pacific depot on Fruitland street.
Bonneville Power administra
tion formerly used the site as a
material yard which will be mov
ed to a new location obtained re
cently west of Benton street. The
new lumber concern expects
first cars of lumber soon to pro
vide materials with which to
erect a lumber yard.
Chandler Bel Canto studio stu
dents from Kennewick, Pasco and
Walla Walla will appear in -an
operatic and classical recital at
the Kennewick high school aud
itoritim Monday evening, Febru
ary 2, at 78 o’clock.
The recital will be presented
under the direction of Mme Beu
lah Belle Chandler, who invites
the general public to attend with
out charge.
Les 3min
Les Amies of the Highlands will
meet with Mrs. R. W. Wood on
the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan
uary 28.
Pre-School PTA Holds
Child Training Forum
The Pre-School P. T. A. met
Thursday evening, January 15,
at the Recreation Hall. Plans
were made to present the Rich
land Meistersingers on February
20 at the Kennewick High School.
Tickets were distributed and are
on sale.
Papers on Child Training were
presented by Mrs. George Cloud
and Mrs. Henry Belair. Discus
sion followed.
Refreshments were served by
Mrs. Nellerome and her assist
ances from Nursery School in ap
preciation of Christmas toys pre
sented to the Nursery School by
the Pre-School.
The next meeting will be Feb.
19 when the group will present
Dr. Albert deig of Cheney. It
will also he Dad’s night. ,
WWW—mi .W ,N
'Dr. Wilson Compton. president at the State College of Washington. was the center of this group
during his visit last week to Hartford Works. Shown in Richland. from left. are Mrs. Compton. R. W.
Tuve. Kennewick publisher: Mayor J. C. Pratt of Kennewick; David . Shaw. assistant Hantord mana
ger for the Atomic (Energy Commission: Carl C. Anderson. Kennewick. member of the W. S. C. Board
of regents: Dr. Compton. Carleton Shugg. ABC Manager at Hartford: J. s. McMahon. assistant service
department superintendent in charge of the realty division for General Electric: F. Ellis Johnson.
chiet supervisor in charge of education and training ior G. 8.: Dr. W. l. Patnode. head of the Han
ford division?“ the G. E. research laboratory.
Pre-School PTA
To Present The
The Kennewick. pre-school P.
T. A.‘ are pleased to present the
well known Richland Meistersing
ers at the Kennewick high school,
{l3O p. .m.. Friday, February 20.
Committees were annouunced
this week by Mrs. Tom Gillis, gen
eral chairman. Tickets, Mrs. Rob
:flt Meghan), chairman: Mint.
Robert Alexander, Mrs. R. S. Jud
te, Mrs. L. R. Dailey, Mrs. Don
Solberg, Mrs. Ray Mathews, Mrs.
George Dewing, Mrs. Harold
Schuétz. ..’.Pnhliei y, Mrs. George
Clot”: ;«M _' _fi'and ‘stage';
Mrs. Harold Riggins. Programs;
Mrs. Kenneth _Stzrier. quters,
Mrs Dayton 'i‘innegan. Ushers,
Mrs. R. F. Jones.
Others managing details are
Mrs. Paul HbrSley, pre-school
fiesident, Mrs. Don Skirving and
xjs. Roger Records.
The famed choral group under
the. direction of Sydney Irving
gave their first two performances
of the 1948 season to packed
houses in Richland last weekend.
All were delighted with the well
chosen program.
Tickets for the Kennewick con
certmay be secured from any pre
chool mother or at Matheson's
Variety and Henderson's Station
:ry store. ,
.Brakeman Dies In
Wall From Trestle
Hugh A. McEwen of 1309 North
11th avenue, Walla Walla. swung
off a Union Pacific caboose into
darkness Sunday evening and tell
an estimated 35 feet off a trestle.
sustaining injuries that resulted
in his death on the following day.
The accident took place at approx
imately 8:45 p.m.
Train crewmen reported that
halting the train a short distance
southeast of the city resulted in
stopping the caboose directly on
the U. P. trestle over the S. P. and
8. tracks. McEwen, an experi
enced brakeman, is thought to
have failed to realize the location
of the caboose, when he alighted
from it..
.His death occurred at approxi
mately 10 o’clock Monday morn
ing at Our Lady of Lourdes hos
pital in Pasco..
’Kiwanians Wall! (lin Building For
Recreation Ilse Soon As Possible
Appearing before the city coun
cil at a meeting Tuesday night,
representatives of the Kennewick
Kiwanis club urged that the new
city building on First avenue east
be converted to use as a recrea
tion center as soon as possible.
I’lwanis club reptesentajvas'
told council members that the new
part of the building was erected
as a recreation building but has
not yet been in use.
Kiwanians said the city might
lose the building located in the
Parkview homes area and now
used as a recreation center. Ki—
wanians said they had gone on
record as being willing to see that
equipment is provided and. that
they will advance some funds
for that purpose.
Appearing in behalf of the Ki
wanis club were Rev. John Coan,
Walter Woehler, and Frank D.
Maupin. Mayor Pratt said the
city ccuncil would do its best to
retain the present building. He
referred the matter to Council
man Larry Oliver, chairman of
the council’s recreation commit
tee. Mr. Oliver invited the pub
Refining the claim of a recent
Courier Reporter corr'rzpondent
that Kennewick did not exist as
far back as 1889. Harry P. Pear
son sent this picture of himself.
He was boxn in Kennewick in
1885. Pearson wrote. his brother.
Clyde. in 1883: and his sister.
Annie. in 1889. ..The picture was
taken in 50 below zero temper
ature. while Pearson was serving
with the AB? in Siberia during
1919 and 1920. ..i-lis letter appears
on the editorial page.
Buck and Winners. black
{ace artists. crooner: of old
Southern songs all will be
welcomed to the Kiwanis pra
duction of the Tri City Min
rlrel Show. according to an
invitatiOn front I’. P. "Slim"
ment-den. pinchhitting !o r
publicity chairman Ralph Reed.
The show is to he produced
under the direction of Dr. R.
S. Selby of Kennewick and
Whit Halternan of Richland.
All talent from the three corn
murntgee will be welcomed to
:erhcmation in the produc
The Highlands Needle club
meeting which was to have been
with Mrs. Al Morgan this week
has been postponed until Tues
day. January 27.
lie to the meeting of the com
mittee tonight and explained
plans of the committee to ac
quire several small tracts for play
grggnds. -
Mr! Oliver’s explanation came
following a suggestion by Council
man A. W. Campbell that the city
acquire an island tract in the
Columbia river near the bridge
for a playground. Pat Owens.
owner, said he would sell the
tract of more than eight acres
A letter from Mrs. Nelba
Brown, executive director of the
Campfire girls, stressed the need
for a better recreation building
{for their meetings. She said
present room was inadequate for
the 165 girls and 30 adults who
attend the meetings.
Introduced ‘by Rolfe Tuve.
publisher of the Courier—Report
er, new P. U. D. manager Owen
W. Hurd said he hoped to “keep
up with the progress in this area."
He said ltrief interruptions in
electrical service were necessary
from time to time to forestall
more serious interruptions.
Two Are Heard
011 Question 0!
Removing Trees
City councilmen and Mayor
Pratt Tuesday night went forward
'with their study of a street widen
ling plan for Kennewick avenue
‘tcday with a new wealth of info
,rmation and ideas gathered “at
!the reglar council meeting Tues
’day night.
i Opening the meeting with the
street widening question. the
mayor and council heard several
persons who said they were in
terested. From same. they” heard
,that nobody living “or owning
|property in the section from Day
.tona Street west to the irri
’gation ditch bridge is opposed to
the removal of the trees along
the avenue “if it is necessary.”
From John Vibber they heard
a request to take into considera
tion the probability that speed
will increase over the avenue if
it becomes a wider stneet and.
that the danger to the many
school children who walk the
:avenue will increase.
From Rev. John Coan came
‘the suggestion that First Ave
!nue be widened and extended
west to take care of traffic from
the south. To this suggestion.
Mayor Pratt responded: “That
.is being given consideration.”
Mr. Vibber had a signed state
ment with the names of 19 west
Kennewick Avenue property
owners and eight persons living
in homes along the streets but
not owners. stating that the trees
should not be removed until oth
er solutions are tried such as
limiting speed. limiting parking
to one side of the street, the
bridge be widened. waiting to
see if traffic does not decrease
when the Richland housing pro
grams are completed. The state
‘ment said pedestrians needed the
{shade which the trees proxide.
Meanwhile. Charles Bateman,
owner of the Kennewick Hotel
on Kennewick Avenue, had the
large trees along the east side
of the hostelry ~retnoved this
week. This was the first major
step towards tree removal since
the matter was taken up by the
City Street Commissioner Joe
Stradling said the city had au
thority to remove the trees on
First Avenue but that it won’t
be necessary to take-out all trees
along the avenue because some
set back far enough.
Mayor Pratt stressed the need
for taking some action to take
better care of the traffic from
and to the west. He said: “With
the street at its present width.
with cars parked on both sides,
and the speed at which cars are
driven, there is a real hazard
Legion Auxiliary Plans
Card Party Series Here
At the American Legion aux
iliary meeting lasthursday night
dates for the card parties were
announced. They will be Jan
uary 29, February 12 and Febru
ary 26. They will be held at
the Legion hall. and are for the
uablic. Tickets may be pur
chased from any of the auxiliary
members. Mrs. Paul Richmond
is president of the auxiliary.
Prizes will be given in both
bridge and pinochle. Grand
prizes will be given at the last
of the series. 7 _
Those present enjoyed several
violin numbers played by Mrs.
Sidney Bush. She was accomp
anied by Mrs. Paul Spreen.
Hostesses were Mrs Dorothy,
Mrs. Harp and Mrs. Gravenslund.
Proiect Bill Is
Set For Action
Introduction of a bill in congress to authorize cm
struction of the Kennewick division of the Yakim
irrigation project promised last week, was a realt
The bill was thrown into the lower house of th
legislative hopper in Washington by Congressmai
Hal Holmes of the fourth district of this state.
Following a meeting of the irrigatiOn distric
members here, Frank Maupm, secretary of the com
mittee, saldhe believed introduction would prove t«
be tantamount to pass
age, smce “I don’t thml
Congressman H olm e:
would go ahead With tin
bill if he didn’t believe i'
would be successful.”
Congressman Holmes wrota
Mr. Maupin that he 'also wa
“asking the bureau of reclama
tion to go ahead with the man
lar procedure in approving thc
feasibility report as rapidly at
possible" and he added that
“with the introduction of thia
bill approaching the authorizatior
lrom two separate angles. 1 an
ticipate the bureau will make a
favorable report."
"I am hoping to get this bill
before the committee for early
hearings and expedite matters as
much as possible.” Congressman
Holmes wrote.
The bill provides tor an ap
propriation adequate for the act.
Main project provisions of the
Parallel Pagking
Campaign Starts
Motorists were reqesled this
week to begin parallel parking
throughout the Avenue C area.
the movement to inaugurate the
practice was given impetus by
State Traffic Authorities. who
noted that the state vehicle traf
fic code requines parallel park
ing on all portions of State High
ways withtn corporate limits of
towns and cities.
Asking the cooperation of driv
ers, Chief of Police M. H. Ker
shaw noted that many drivers
do not appear to know the mean
mg of “parallel” parking, and
have requested instructions from
officers and workmen in the vi
cinity of signs calling for that
type of parking.
i‘Ze explained: .“Cars are to be
parked directly behind or ahead
of other cars in a line of parked
art. with the right side of the
Vehicle parallel to the curb
City authorities have announc
ed their intention to comply fully
with the state request for im
mediate conversion to parallel
r 4 Jag. "c .‘- :fin Lt .
need for immediate compliance
by stating that the Avenue C vi
cinity has grown into a busy
shopping district. in which traf
t‘ic checks have shown as many
as 18,000 passing vehicles in a
24 hour count. The side streets.
as well as the Avenue itself. de
gidand tparallel parking, he point
ou .
“The Police Department is
proud of the tact that there were
no deaths caused by vehicles in
the city in 1947.” the Potion
Chic! said, “and due to that fact
alone we wish to thank. the driv
ers and pedestrians of the city.
It is an outstanding contribution
to the cause of courtesy and
Commending the agility of
pedestrians, Chief Kershaw add
ed: “Many of our pedestrians
have been quick on the jump."
Improved parking conditions
and the modem type of street
lighting soon to be installed on
Avenue C will, his statement
implied, improve visability for
drivers enough that foot traffic
will be more adequately accomo
dated in the future.
i World News Briefs
leaders in the house yesterday
approved a 85.600.000.000 in
come tax cut. refusing to trim
back the Knuteon bill in an
effort to pick up democratic
votes to override an expected
presidential veto. Speaker Mar—
tln (Rep. Macs.) sicnaled tor a
house vote on the bill next week.
Democratic leadrar Sam Ray
burn of Texas said the bill "nev
er would become law."
WASHINGTpN—John Poster
Dulles has come wt for a Euro
tean recovery plan that will
"ward of! Russian domination."
Mr. Dulles. republican. who has
been adviser to the state depart
ment. declared that the com
munist effort probably will suc
ceed unless this country gives
western Eurpoe substantial aid.
MISSOULA. Mcnt. Gov.
Sam C. Ford of Montana has
taken a definite stand against
the bringing ot displeced Euro
peans to the state to find homes
for them and the stand has
drawn the tire of indignation
from two church leaders. The
Rev. Guv L. Barnes. chairman
of the committee on social ac
tion of the Montana council of
churches. and Rev. Lauris B.
Whitman. council president. ex
pressed disapproval in a joint
SPOKANE—General Douglas
MacArthur is looking forward
with anticipation to the oppor
tunity of visiting Spokane. he
has informed M-yor Arthur R.
Meehan in a letter.
$3.00 Per Year~-lflc P01570333}:
Prosser-Chandler power canal.
Chandler hydroelectric power
and hydroelectric pumping plant.
Main canal.
{v Kiona wasteway.
. Amon siphon and hydroelectric
prim plant.
. wasteway._
9‘ mm! m: ‘ 4,1?"
. Improvements for fish. and
; Congressman Holmes said the
bill wul “undoubtedly be mien-ed
to the subcommittee on irrigation
and reclamation and .public
lands" of which Gown
Robert Blackwell of New Mexico
is chairman.
Members of the local commun
itywide Kennewick irrigation
committee are Jay Perry. Lee
Boutelle, and C. F. letcher, farm
ers; W. L. Foraker. F. It. Gum.
and Frank H. Lampoon. Kenne
wick irrigation district direc
tors; Rolfe Tuve. C. L. Powell.
H. G. Pyle. (secretary or the dia
tricti Rosa Frank of the Cham
ber of Commerce. 8. J. Brand
(manager of the K.1.D.1. and Mr.
Maupin. Mr. Perry is chairman
ol the committee.
The project would open up
‘more than 16.000 acna of land
‘in the Kennewick area for agri
“This is very important to the
community as our farm land is
rapidly being converted into aub
divuiona and other home build
ing; tracts," aald Mr. Maupin.
Jehn Deere Dealers To
Give Free Movies Here
'i‘he Kennewick John Deere
denier this week invited all tarm
crs and their tamllies in this and
neighboring communities to at
tend the big John Deere program
to be held at the Benton Theatre
at one o'clock on the afternoon
of Monday, January 26.
According to Phil Heti’elting
er and Clare Shaw. this year's
John Deere program will be of
special interest to anyone who
has anything to do with farming.
The main attraction is a new
specially-produced Hollywood
feature, “Doctor Jim", which
stare Stuart Erwin. a leading en~
tertainer on the screen tor many
years. “Doctor Jim" is a friendly
warm-hearted picture that pays
a line tribute to a email commun
ity‘s leading citizen - The Coun
try Doctor.
Hettett’ingcr. who viewed the
film during a recent visit to MO
- Illinois, says: “You'll like
the Doc and his wife. Sally
they‘re human talks who'll tug
at your heart and provide plenty
of chuckles too.
Although admission is by tick
et only. any farmer who has not
received his tickets or needs
more can get them free at the
Richmond Implement Company
before the day of the show.
Max Min Rain
January 14 30 21 0
January 15 85 18 0
January 16 30 20 0
January 17 29 26 0
January 18 29 25 'l‘
January 19 29 25 0
January 20 31 20 0
Note: Jan. 15th 18 above is
low for the winter. to date.

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