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Airport Problem Topic
For Extra Council Meet
The Kennewick City Council will meet in special
session with representatives of the CAA and the
Benton County PUD as an outgrth of the Tuesday
evening meeting, when aviation enthusiasts and Nob
Hill Home owners crowded the council chamber to
——-—-—-———'thrash . out the pros and
I cons of airfield landing
strips versus high voltage
[transmission lines.
Richard Rector, city superin
tendent, was instructed to arrange
the meeting at the earliest pos
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Political
Review . . .
The name of Jay Perry is al
most a household word in Benton
county. A state official more
than a year ago remarked to us
may is as well informed on
ty government, especially in
regard to taxation and financing,
as any county commissioner in the
state.
A Benton county commissioner
for 12 years, he has gained a
wide experience in county gov
ernment. We bleieve his states
ment on his election card is over
modest when he says: “Closely
identified with road, reclamation
and river development. He is
now serving as chairman of the
Irrigation Projects committee.
With two other members of the
committee, his trip to the na
tion's capital last winter probably
did more than any other one thing
to bring about the passage in
congress of the authorization bill
for the Kennewick project.
. It must be premembered by
voters that they will vote on can
didatos for county commissioner
in all three districts in the general
election.
We enjoyed a pleasant visit
‘Saturday with a nominee from
the first commissioner district.
Preston A. Brooks. Brooks won
the Republican nomination in one
of the closest races in many a
year. The count of four absentee|
ballots ave him a margin of onlm
null-mater over George ThompJ
son, incumbent. 0
Brooks has been a resident of
ton county for 33 years. Work
’ on a farm with his family,
. later farmed for 18 years on
‘ own. At the present time he
operating an apartment house
n Benton City. He pledges to
perate with other commission
for the best interests and de
opment of the county. He
ants to see that the county gets
ts full share of state funds and
116 an immediate census to
me that our increase in papa-
Itian is given proper considera
on.
We haven’t heard from other
immissioner candidates but no
mbt will have more information
1 them before the election dead-
‘So _much interest is 'being dis—
played in initiatives and referen
dams that we will give them spec
18] treatment next week.
In fact we have asked Ole H.
Olson to provide us with a digest
which he has agreed to do. Ole,
besides being a candidate for the
state legislature, is well qualified}
to View these measures from an
lunblased viewpoint. He ' a‘
former legislator and as wells has
been a neewspaperman for as
lonzashecanremember. \_;
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{:3O p. 121.. With Mrs. Winken
ride, 028 Kennewick Avenue.
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M. H. Kershaw, Observer
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A proposal of the~Benton coun
ty PUD to run 110,000 volt pow
er lines past the Twin City Air
port to the site of the new sub
station at the intersection of
Tenth Avenue and Auburn Street
would result in closure of the air
port by the Civil Aeronautics
Authority, a delegation of 15 fly
ers, instructors and aircraft ine
chanics told counclimen.
Home owners at the meeting
reported that families living near
the field have been without elec
trical service for from 6 months
to a year because of the power
line empasse. .
Suggestions that the PUD could
string wire along alternative
routes drew the comment from
Bob Cruzen, PUD Superintendent
of Power, that the proposed
Tenth Avenue line is the “back
bone” of the system planned to
carry power to fast building Nob
Hill residential areas, the city
owned industrial property near
the airport and the Finley-Hover
area.
It the PUD is" compelled to use
alternative routes for the lines,
the industrial development of the
locality might as well be forgot
ten, Cruzen challenged.
He disclosed also that an ample
power supply for the entire Xen
newick community is nearer now
that it has ever been. “By April
or May we will have more pliwer
at our back doagthan we can use
in the next several years," he
said.
Members of the flyers’ delega
tion, headed by Herb Henne, air
port manager, outlined the value
of the field to the city, the im
portance of its annual local ex
penditure of between $150,000
and $200,000, and its vital rela
tion to the flight training of many
ex-Gl’s.
Replying to a statement from a
représénta—flve of the group that
(Continued on page 8)
David Rank is Chosen
To Head V.F.W. Post
David Bank was elected to the
top post of the Thomas Hembree
VFW post 6937 here last night.
Paulson, senior vice commander;
D. J. Tannery, junior vice com
mander; Ted Gifford, adjutant;
William J. Drieth, quartermaster,
and Dennis Huntley, advocate.
Written Word is Diflerence Between
Lethargy and Progress. Speaker Says
The written word is the differ
ence between backwards and ad
vanced civilizations, Wilbur F.
Brock, who took his first report
ing job in 1890, told the Kenne
wick Kiwanis club Tuesday.
Because the memories of men
are short, only the written record
can convey the experience and
knowledge of, men to succeeding
generations, he said.
But confidence in the written
word is imperiled, Brock continu
ued, by the “Shot-gun coverage"
of the large metropolitan daily
newspapers. When news happens,
he explained, the first available
reporter arrives at the scene, ob
serves and questions witnesses and
phone his story into the editorial
"offices. There a secretary takes
his verbal report down in short
hand. and gives her transcription
to a “re-write" man. who must
draw upon his imagination to put
the facts into a readable story. ‘
When the newspaper account of‘
the incident reaches the persons,
with first hand knowledge of itF—‘
often as soon was ninety minutes‘
after it happened they read it
and say: “That isn’t the way it‘
happened at all.” ;
Such high-speed reportorial
methods have resulted in the de
‘vehpment of a much greater
reader confidence in the country
press than that given to the dail
ies, he said. Readers know their
own country editors and rely on
the accuracy of their reporting.
Weeklies therefore, have more
influence in elections and other
social and community campaigns
than daily newspapers, Brock
,said.
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Vernon Gramling
Raises Pine Seed
As ETA Proieel _
Vernon Gramling has approxi
mately 300 bushels of certified
Red seed wheat for sale. The
wheat was grown on the home
farm of Ralph Nicoeon, under a
program sponsored by the North
west Crop Improvement associa
4ion.
The wheat is of excellent qual
ity with high test. The follow
ing is the result of the test:
weight, 66 pounds per bushel; pur
ity, 99.49; no weeds; inert mater;
ial before cleaning, .48; 5 kernals
of white wheat per pound.
The wheat is tor sale at 50¢
per bushel above market price.
and is sacked in new sacks with
blue tags.
Vernon grew his 14.7 acres of
wheat as an FFA project and per.
formed a very thorough job of
rogueing and cleaning the grain.
According to Victor D. Rogers,
agriculture instructor, anyone de
siring some really good seed
wheat would not go wrong in buy
ing some of this wheat.
Vernon may be contacted by
calling the Ralph Nicoson resi
dence, or by contacting Rogers
at the Kennewick High school. '
He is a Junior and is doing
very fine work, both in school and
out of school, in FFA projects and
other activities.
He closed his talk with a com
ment on the many technical ads
vances in the newspaper world.
The 9 months long strike of print
as in Chicalo, he said. resulted
in. the production of newspapers
thét we’re typed by WM
photographed and engraved and
printed in a form new to the
reader.
Fearful circulation departments
were surprised to discover their
subscribers increasing as readers
became acquainted with, and
liked, the new newpaper form.
Brock also mentioned the de
velopment of a radar process 9;
printing, in which ink «wally
jumps across a small space in-‘
terveninz betweentype and pool
pertomakepoasibleprinting with-t
out pressure. The new process hog
reduced printing costs by one
third, and two Chicago publish-‘
in: houses are using it. ‘
“Out ofthetrazedyotapro-1
longed strike, came this revolu-‘
tionaryimprovement." he noted. 4
Brock graduated from Wlutman
College with the class. of 1393.
and took his first job on the Wal
la Walla Union Bulletin in 1890.
while still an undergraduate. fie
runembers P. B. Johnson as “onel
of the best newspapet men I’ve‘
ever known." I
Among the major stories he has
covered are the world air, which
he reported for the Spokesman,
the Oregonian, the San Francisco
fire and the Klondike gold rush. 1
At his Finley home, he is now
writing a comprehensive history
of the northwest. Asked how long
he has worked on the book, he re-i
plied: “Why, for 58 years.”
LIONS SEEN IN ACTION
City Holds gearing _on
Anhegatipn Prgpoéal
The City Council Tuesday night
held a hearing on the proposed
annexation of the Negley and
Myers tracts adjoining the West
ern_ city limits. The proposal
would bring into the city an esti
mated 40 acres, bounded by
Wuth and Bartlett roads and
Lennard and Simsen roads. An
additional ten acre tract south of
Simsen road would also be in
cluded.
No objections were voiced dur
ing the hearing to the annua
tion as proposed.
CHAMBER BOARD MEETING
The board of directors of the
Kennewick Chamber of Com-i
merce will meet tonight in the
new chambef'office at 22 Auburn
street,_ according to manager Ross
Frank. '
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The Kennewick Public Library
will” be closed for redecoratipg
during the week of October ll‘to
16, inclusive
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Joyce Beryl Stenhoff, 20, died
as a result of a head.on collision
Sunday evaiing at the Wallula
Junction. Rushed to a Walla Walo
la general-hospital, she‘ died at
2:19 o’clock of the following morn
ing.
3 Her four months old daughter,
fionna Marie, is reported to have
been thrown from her basket fins.
to .the roadway by the force or
impact, but escaped serious injury.
Another passenger in the car, Wil
liam Webster of Kennewick, ins
curred a broken leg, and is still‘
under treatment at the Walla Wal-¥
la hospital. - 1
Mrs. Stenhott was driving the‘
carat thetimeofthe crash,and{
was accompanied by her husband
and child and Mr. and Mrs. Web-1
Driver of the other car was
James Davis of Dayton, who was
accompanied by his father, his
wife and seven year old daughter.
None of the Davis party sustain
,ed serious injury.
- Members of the Stenhoff party
told investigating officers that
their car was on the righ hand
side of the highway, when it was
struck by the Davis machine,
which was approaching on' the
wrong side of the road.
Mrs. Stenhoff is survived by her
husband, who is a Richland em
ployee. her daughter, and a son.
Clarence, a'ge 2, who was stays
in: with his grandparents in Se-j
attle at the time of the accident. 1
Her funeral services and burial
will take place in Seattle Friday. ‘
wncs HONORS
Deon Staley of Kennewiek, a
sophomore in the College of Arts
and Sciences of the University
of Washington, placed on the hon
or roll for the summer quarter.
iStaley's grades were close to a
straight "A". His average was!
3.9. with 4.0 being a perfect rec-1
ord.
lo failures a! lay: Town. Speaker
Mom Pam-Rennie]: lonian:
”Out—of more than 12.000 boys
who havetheeome attains 9! Boys
Town. Nebr. there is no record
that any. one ever returned to a
life of crime. This wasthe state.
ment made Wednesday to the
Pasca-Kennewick Rotary Club
Lhy Howard S. Page, Couer d
"Alene insurance man and bach
elor, who makes a hobby of help
ing boys out of trouble.
Page got into the work. he told
the Rotarians. several years ago.‘
when he became interested in a
boy, whohaduotoflon'thewrong‘
foot. Calling the late Father Elan-J
nagan~ at Boys Town, Nehr., he.
entered upon a friendship that
continued between the insurance
man and the Priest until the Pa
ther's death.
In the years that have inter
vened, Page has helped 30 boys
become citizens of the little in
corporated town, 11 miles from
Ouuhe, Nehru, where boys admin-
ABC Approves 3
More Classrooms
The A.E.C. has approved the construction of two
additional 3-classroom school buildings and six more
school buses, Superintendent of Schools E. S. Black
announced today. Eight or nine new teachers will
be employed to take over classes in the first six
Dr. Dayton to Be
Speaker at PTA
Heeling Monday
Dr. Anetu A. Dayton, assistant
proles'sor of history and odal tu
dles at Eastern Washington Col
lege of Education. Cheney, will
speakettheKennewlckP.T.A.
Monday evening, October 11. His
topic will be “Economic Founda
tions for World Peace.”
Dr. Dayton has done extensive
research and written articles on
events leading to the Civil war.
He took a quarter’s leave of ab
sence in 1948 to study social eco
nomic and political conditions in
Mexico. He received his bachelor
of education degree from Illinois
State Normal university, his mas
ters' and PhD. degree from the
University of Illinois.
Arrangements for Dr. Dayton’s
coining to Kennewick were made
by Clifford 'l'. l'lstcmP. T. A:
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Activians Still
Need 01:! Toys
Kennewick Activians ha v e
renewed their request for used or
broken toys that may be repaired
for distribution to underprivileg
ed childrenjor Christmas.
The cluh' mantles plan to
spend evenings and spare time
on the work. Jim Walker, tormer‘
president or the club, has prepar-l
ed a work shop in the buement of
his home for the work.
President Bob Matheson has an
nounced that barrels will he. plac
ed in several business ecum
meats where toys may be left for
the club.
“No matter how badly to]! are!
worn or broken, we can still use
them." Matheoon said. “In many:
cases toys beyond repair may,
like an automobile wrecking yard.
provide necessary parts to re
pair other toys. Anything with
wheels will be especially in de
mud."
Activians are eager to get to
work on the project and are hope
ful of an early response to their
request.
Battery II Stands
Batta-y D, of the 420th AAA‘
Gut; Battalion of the Washington
Natuonal Guard, stood its first
inspection Wednesday night with
Colonel Griffith of tho regular‘
Army's Inspectors Gena-al’s Dem
parmxent, as the inspecting om
oer. \
The Battery, commanded by
Captain Wayne Thome, has a
strength 0130 mm and 45 en
listedmen.
Theinspectioncoveredtnining
procedures and the are and:
maintenance. can-undama
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’grades, the superintend
ent continued, and appli
cants are being mtcrvnew
ed now for the positions.
The new temporary building
to be built by John William
Kennewick contractor, as a coup
titration of his original contract.
will bring the temporary clan
momtotaluptozz.oneofthe
added buaee is already in service,
and the others will be put in op
eration as aoon as they have he.
completely reconditioned.
1 Unless the relief given by the
added facilities is otteet by on.-
Itinned enrollment. both hue and
lclaaaroorn loads should be ap
proaching normalcy by the 11:"
lot the year. Black said.
§ Seven temporary clam
{are now in nee. and nine more
will be ready within a short time.
Carpentery was scheduled to be
finished by today, and painter:
will have melt work completed
by mm. Floor men and elu
trldans are expecled to work in
the chasm londoy and
Tuesday.
he oil-med. {creed-air heel
lnx unit: will begin to bee: the
moms to soon as workmen .
rm connecting them
All of the but group of all
temporary buildings should be
completely finished by October
20, “Ilium: estimated, and work
crew will swing into construe
tioo 9! the two newly .authoriud
may manly thematic.
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munity. six 'committees have ben
adaed to the staff of the commun
ity association. C. A. Nyberg.
president of the association, stated
yesterday that the committee ap
pointments had been ratified by
the executive board.
Appointed to the finance com
mittee were L. Layman, chairman;
D. A. Dewitt, James Middleton
and Roy Ferguson. This commit
tee will raise the funds and will
audit the association books.
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Educational committee members
are R. G. Jess, chairman, D. A.
Dewitt, Mrs. Hazel McKee, Mn.
Theda Conrad and B. McGeouxh.
Members of the utilities com
mittee are C. A. Hmdflx, chair
man; Otis Hall; James Wabunoeo.
Gilbert French and Roy Fergu
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land. chairman; lam Middleton.
H. W. Tuner, Vesta:- Connd, R.
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