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A panel dhcussion will he
held on the question whether
to form a Columbia Valley Au
thority for the development of
the Odumbla hirer Basin pow
er system. over radio station
“In. Kennewick. from 8 to
0:30 pan. Sunday. May 1. Man
ager Boss Frank of the chamber
oi Commerce said three persons.
all well informed on the subject.
would take part. some favoring
Ind come opposing the OVA.
He urged residents of the area
to listen in because of the im
portance of this question to this
section. University of Washing
ton is sponsoring the discussion.
Elect Mose Lee.
F. Lampson Heads
01 Farm Bureau’
Mose Lee, Kennewick, was el
ected president of the Kennewick
"Highlands Farm Bureau organiza
tion at a meeting held in Kenne—
wick Friday, April 22. Frank
Lampson was elected vice presi
dent, and Miss Katherine Hender
son was elected secretary-treasur
er. Robert Gragg received the most
votes for the directorship to the
county board. _ . .
Organization of this unit makes
the fourth one organized in Ben
ton county, others being at Benton
City, Horse Heaven and Wést Ben
ton. S. V. Butchart, president of
the Benton County Farm Bureau.
was in charge of the meeting Fri
day until new officers were elect
' A. A. Ziegler, state secretary of!
the Washington State Farm Bur
eau, briefly outlined how Farm
Bureau operates. He said the Farm
Bureau program starts on the
farm and ends on the farm. “It
do an over-all organization cover
ing amcca‘nmoditie's and the pro
gram is carried'on through the}
committees in the local or-1
ganization and action is
carried on through the
county, state and national Farm
Bureaus, depending upon the ex
tent of the problem,” he said. In ad
dition to the commodity program,
he said there is a need for an!
over-all organization to assist the;
tanner: in securing the right kindl
of legislation, the necessary agrir
cultural research, and the devel-‘
opment of community problems¢
tor a better rural life. ‘
B. L. Lawrenz, director of in-‘
formation of the Washington State
Farm Bureau News, said their
main project for this year was a
better “consumer-producer rela
tions” program whereby the con
runners are given information on
the net income the farmer receives
and the importance of the inter
dependence of labor, industry and
manure. _ _ .
"'"TéFniinued on Page a) ‘
Grapcjuicc -
rest on the heels of the celebra
tion of two years of successful air
une service from here to Seattle
cornea the announcement by In
land Airways oi the inauguration
of a daily round trip flight from
Vista Field to Vancouver. What
the demand for the service will be
mains to be seen, but it is ob
vious that Portland and Vancouver
people are eyeing this expanding
area as are people throughout the
coast area. The only way to find
out positively is to start the ser
vice and that’s perzactly what this
“pend-coming firm is going to do.
Certainly anyone who must
we: the circuitous route to
reach the metropolises of the
lower Columbia can appreciate
age quick and direct air route. in
fact we arrived at Vista Field
Monday evening a short hour after
taking of! from Pearson field in
Vancouver. Chamber Secretary
Ross Frank remarked that the
Kennewick visitors to the North
Bank highway meeting in White
Salmon Friday spent four hours
each way on the road—and that
was 50 miles closer than Vancouv
er. Said he: “We‘ll have an air
route to Vancouver before we
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Want to Kill
za; See Ad on P 390 8
@ll9 Kenmmirk Glnurivr- ißmnrtvr
Bounty Ads to
Arrange Tie-lip
with City Cars
Workmen weFe installing a po
lice radio system at the local
police station late yesterday, and
police said they expected the
system to be in operation Friday
of this week.
The system was ordered pur
chased about a month ago by the
city council from Motorola, Inc.,
a company to which the coun
ty commission also awarded a
contract for radios early this
The city-county radio syStem
will tie in with sheriff’s offices
and city radio systems in this
area. Some have systems operat
ing. Others are being installed or
are on order. Included in the
area-wide network will be sher
iff’s offices at‘ Yakima, Prosser,
Pasco and Walla Walla and most
of the police departments in these
Radios were being installed
here in two police cars and one
fire chief’s car. Another will be
installed, probably either in the
building inspector’s car or anoth
er fire car.
The radios operate two ways
and are being installed to quick
en the police service in this area
as well as in nearby cities.
Oscar Lanlor Dies
In Walla Walla:
Bites in Spokane
Oscar Lantor, 753, owner of
Lantor’s Men's Wear at 218 Ken
newick Avenue, died in a Walla
Walla hospital last Saturday.
mail services ;;were- held in
S ' f Tuesday 3:13» burial was
there. Mrs. Lantor and their two
sons are remaining there the rest
iof the week.
Mr. Lantor had been ill about
a month. He had received treat
ment first in the Pasco hospital
and went home to rest for a
month upon the advice of his
physician. He took ill again
Thursday and was taken to the
Walla Walla hospital at the time.
Prior to opening his store here
a year ago, Lantor was in busi
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Merchant Group
Election Is Set
The merchants and others who
are property owners on Avenue C
have announced an election lunch
eon meeting for Tuesday noon at
the Riviera Supper Club.
Present president of the organi
zation, known as the Avenue C
Business Men’s Association, is
Fred Bunch, Sn, who is a coun
cilman. !
Merchants on the avenue who
announced the meeting. said there
would be a number of important
questions to discuss besides the
holding of the election. .
Senior High Spring Concert Tonighi
Al Audiiorium; Band. Chorus, Danica
Senior High School annual
Spring concert will be given at
the high school auditorium at 8
o’clock tonight, with the high
school band, the chorus, and
dance groups taking part.
i The band will be under the di
rection of Robert Hunsley, school
band director. William Ames will
direct the chorus; and Mrs. T. H.
Bennett has charge of the dance
‘ The event will be the outstand-
Ving event of the season and one
for which the three groups have
been- preparing for months. The
musical numbers will be varied
as to classification, and the dance
numbers will include modern pop
ular hits as well as Russian, Span
ish and ether folk numbers and
popular band marches.
There will be no admission
charge but a free-will offering
will be taken for the benelit of
the music department.
The program: .
“Set Down, Servant” (Negro
spirituall, arranged by Shaw; “1
Got Shoes” (Negro spiritual), ar
ranged by Fay Swift, Senior High
School Chorus.
“Withovt a Song,” baritone solo
Avon Curtis, (Youmahs).
“Hymn to the Night (Cain), and
“Woodchuck Song" (Mann-Weiss),
Senior High chorus.
TWWHW . -._..
This is one at the 14 passenger Ledestar' planes that will start Sunday on a new regular daily flight
from Walla Walla to Vancouver. Wash“ with a stop at Vista Field. Kennewick. Operated by Inland
Airways. the flight will leave Vista Field uAum p. m.. returning at 3:40.
Aclion Expecl’ed Soonon Posl Ofllce
flagnnson Wires
? Senator Warren —G. Magnuson
said yesterday in a telegram to the
Courier-Reporter that he eXpected
“early consummation of the pro
posal recommended by Postmaster
,Walter Woehler" for a new post
Suffice building in Kennewick.
Q . Magnuson said he had requested
the Postmaster General to take
immediataesteps toward complet
iing the contract for a new post
{mice building in Kennewick. This
gproposal is for the acceptance of
a ten year lease of a new building
‘to be located on the south side of
First Avenue between Auburn and
Benton Streets. This will make it.
one block south of Kennewick Av
| The lease is being arranged
I. . kcdntinueéfon Sage s) '
{Jessup Hey Be
Chief '0! Police
| Mayor Urban Keolker and City
Superintendent R. C. Rector yes
terday afternoon were in Wenat
chee where they were checking
the records of a candidate for
chief of police of Kenne‘wick.
It appeared that Jacob Jessup,
Wenatchee, a student in Wash
ington State university where he
is taking police training, might
be selected tor the job. Jessup
stood nigh man in the examina-‘
tion given here by the civil serv
ice commission. Jessup has had
police experience. He will sue
ceed Ward Rupp if elected. Bupp
has held the office as acting chief
for more than a year.
The regular‘procedure, will be
for a recommendation to come to
the council from the civil service
commission, then an appointment
by the Mayor and confirmation
by the city council.
Rupp and John Dickinson were
the two local men taking the ex
amination. Both passed the exams
and both are expected to have
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March “Hall of Fame” (Oliva-
doti), and “I’ll See You Again"
(Coward), High School band.
“I_ Had a Dream, Dear.” The
Barbershop Four.
“Crazy Rhythm” (Meyer-Kaila)
and “Bells of St. Mary" (Adams)
by the band.
“Rose Room" ' (Hickman) and
Spanish Medley arranged by Bob
ert E. Hunsley for trumpet trio
of Charles Haddox, Stanley Bere
man and Robert Meyers.
Spanish Dance, Russian Dance.
by the Dance Group under the
direction of Mrs. Bennett.
“Country: Style” (Van Heusen).
Senior High chorus.
“Minuet Waltz" (Chopin) for
two pianos, Naomi Payne, Karen
“Blue Skies" (Berlin). High
School quartet including Leroy
Spitzer, Kenneth Silliman, Don
Tinsley and Arvon Curtis.
“American Patrol" (Meacham)
March “Fort Van Couver” (Hun:-
ley), the band. 1
Tomorrow (Friday) the band
will go to Richland to take part
in the massed choir and band con
cert at Columbia High School.
This concert will be the culmina
tion of a full day of singing for
the High School choirs of this
region who will compete for crit
ical grading throughout the day.
Beauty Conlesls lo Boos! Kennewick
Hospital Fund; Big Prizes flflered
I An Opportunity for Benton and
Franklin county girls to display
their charm and talent, and at the
same time contribute to a worthy
local cause, is being offered by the
“Miss Washington” contests to be
conducted in this area.
Revenue to he‘derived from the
contests in Kennewick will go to
the Kennewick hospital to be
erected near Tenth Street and
west of Washington street.
The event is sponsored by the
Central Labor Council.
Prize offers were pouring in
this week for the winner of the
“Miss Washington” .title. Weis
field’s Inc., of Seattle offered a
total of $3,500 in prizes and in
egholarships to the ‘fivgofirst place
boatestants. Museum dollar
scholarship Will go to the winner
in this state who will compete for
the title of “Miss America” at At
lantic City. Scholarships of SSOO
are offered the four next in line
and a scholarship worth SSOO to
the most talented contestant. The
deadline for entering is 2 p. 111.
May 1. _
Hefie Ate Rules
In ¢ontest for
'Ml'ss Kennewiqk'
lfimestnnt must be resident
of ' . state or territory in
whic local contest is held for
sixm nthspfiortooontesh'l'his
rule ' only waived tor contest
ant w residence is out of the
city-o state. but who is a col
lege o university student in the
city state where contest is
held at time contest is held.
She a! not compete in -more
than ekOtiicial- Preliminary
' cont e99]: you. ‘
z. ntostant must be single
and n ver have been married.
divorced. or had marriage en
3. Contestant must ho a high
school graduate or a sonic: at
tonding high school at limo of
contact. ‘
4. Contestants age on Septua
her 1. 1949. shall not he loss
than 18. or more than 28 years.
5. Contestant must be of good
character and posssss poise. por
sonslity. intelligence. charm and
beauty of face and figure.
8. Contestant mustposses and
display in a three-minute rou
tine TALENT. This talsnt my
be singing. dancing. playing a
musical instrument. dramatic
rssdlng. or she may give a 8-
[minute talk on tho csresr shs
’ ~ (Cbntinued on Page a)
01mg Bleachers
For ofiball
‘field 1 south of the park are
progress it rapidly. according to
a repo made yesterday morn
ing at regular meeting of the
city tion commission.
> Last the city purchased a
‘tria piece of land just north
901 the ousing project for addi
-Itional ark usage. This seven
acres is to be used for the new
playfiel which will include a
lightc‘ s lftball diamond and oth
er playtield equipment.
At the meeting this morning
purchase! of new steel-framed
bleachers seating 250, was aurhor
ized and it is expected they will
be ready by the time the softball
league is in operation. ‘
The playfield directors were?
also authorized to purchase addi
tional equipment for the younger
set which will be erected and put
into operation as soon as it is
received. Swings and slides and‘
other standard equipment is in-‘
cluded. !
C. Hiqley Buys
O'Connor Store
Clyde Higley last night an
nounced that he has purchased
the O’Connor store at 10th and
Washington from Mrs. B. V.
O’Connor. The store wil 1 be
known as Clyde's Grocery, handl
ing a general line of groceries
and vegetables. He takes pages
sion today.
Higley was for many years as
sociated with McDonald’s grocery
on Kenn wick avenue which he
purchase three years ago when
E. 8. Mc onald retired. He sold
that star to Heman Raigan who
now oper tes it as Ragain’s Mar
ket. Higl y is a son of Mrs. Em
ima Higle . a Kennewick pioneer.
General admission to the four
pageants to be staged in‘the Tri-
City area will be $1.25, and other
revenue will come from sale of
programs and sale of advertise-
7 (Continued on Page 8) '
More Suggestions
From Malchow on
Fire Prevention
Fire Chiet'Herb Malchow has
lssuedapleatoall citizens of
Kennewick to cooperate in spring
cleanup to safeguard the commun
ity against fire, accidents, disease.
and to improve its appearance.
For the home checkup during
tire prevention week, Malchow
suggests that householders:
E Get rid of all rubbish and pap
}ers in the attic, closets, basement.
‘yard and garage. Tie them into
bundles for salvage. Check stoves,
furnaces and heaters. Have all re
pair work done now. See that the
floors under stoves are protected
by metal, bricks or cement. Insul
ate all burnable material subject
to heat radiate from stoves, fur
naces and pipes. Empty hot ashes
into metal containers. Clean the
chimney and check for cracks,
loose bricks and mortar. Place
metal screens in front of fireplace.
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Red Cross Disaster Committee
Issues Calls tor Volunteers
The Kennewick Red Cross dis
aster cdmmittee finds itsel! in
need of additional personnel. Peo
ple who, in case of disaster. can
help in the preparation of :mealsfi
accept and distribute 'clqthing,
demote their time to disaster 'work.‘
People are needed who can
{make surveys of conditions and
‘advise on anticipated needs. give
«information to the public which
'will be of assistance in the pro
tection of life and property, to
assemble and route transporta
tion, keep records of personal
goods stored, at least two people
'versed in first aid, others who
‘can attend telephones for record
iing and transmitting .messages,
people who can help in the matter
'of locating and placing people in
_shelter, clerical help for registra
‘tion of disaster victims and other
duties of a minor nature.
“Though we do not anticipate
Inland Siaris Daily Air
Service lo Vancouver
A step toward making Kennewick the hub of air trans
portation in eastern Washington will be taken Sunday when
Inland Airways will inaugurate daily service to Vancouver,
Wash. Pearson Field in that city has been designated as the
terminus, a point closer to downtown Portland than is Port
land’s own municipal field.
Mayors and other leading citizens of communities on the
route, which starts from Walla Walla, will make the first
flight and participate in inaugural ceremonies.
The servicehas come after careful planning on the part
of Inland executives, who announced plans for such service-
when the line was first estab4
lished two years ago in Seattle.
‘ The company now has in
service tw o 14 passenger
Lockheed Lodestar planes,
wihch have proved to be de
pendable and speedy ships.
Inland has had no interruption
of service except caused by bad
weather conditions.
Gerwyn Jones, vice-president
of the company, was in Kenne~
wick yesterday completing ar
rangements for the first flight.
The public is urged to visit
the field Sunday at 3:30 when
the inauguration will be observed
here. Other small craft will par
ticipate in the show, offering an
aerial salute to the new venture.
‘ Representing Kennewick on the
‘first flight will be Mayor Urban
Keolker, and Gene Spaulding,
president or the Chamber of
Chamber of Commerce, will re
of Richland will be the Atomic
city’s ambassador, and Dwight
Thomas, president of the Pasco
Chamber of Cumberce will re
present that community,
‘ Joining Mayor Nig Barleske of
Walla Walla will be H. Morris
Alquist,. general manager 0! In
land Airways as official comp
any representative.
At Vancouver, the group will
be met by Mayor Earl Anderson,
City commissioner Earl Butler,
Haiold Kern, chairman of the
aviatigg ppmlqissionL andhother
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Hospital Soon
I .
8a Director
“Keynfewick will get a hospital
soon," was the statement made
Tuesday at the noon meeting of
the Kiwanis club by Page 1!.
Carter, recently appointed ‘33 di
rector ot the Kennewick com
munity hospital by the board of;
hospital commissioners. 1
Carter operates the Garteri
Clinical laboratory in Pasco and
has leased space in the Batman
[building for the same type of
business here. He has announced
office will be donated to the hos
pital for a headquarters office.
Carter has had 14 years ex
perience in hospital and related
workinallphares with 11 years
of na-al service. He is married
and is the father of four children.
“This area needs a good, com
munity hospital,” Carter told the
Courier-Reporter. “A hospital in
Kennewick will promote the wel
fare of the Tri-City area in many
ways and will avoid concentra
tion of emergency facilities in
case of any disaster or disrup
tion of tansportation." ‘
a disastrous flood this year 1!
weather conditions are normal.
layer of snow in the mountains
and it is the part of wisdom to be
prepared." a statement by the
Red Cross disaster committee said.
“It was heartening the way peo
ple mponded during the 1948 em
ergency However, it would be
much better i! we knew in ad
vance whom to call upon, and if
in one or two evening meeting:
these people were given an out
line of Red Cross pmeeedure and
aquainted with the work required,”
the statement said.
“In order to carry out this
preparedness program we would
greatly appreciate volunteers who
will, within the next few days.
call the Red Cross office Tel. 4211.
and designate what wOrk of the
above nature they would be will
iing to undertake.” the statem-t
0c 0 Utility—96.oo a 1095
Mayor I]. L. Keolker announc
ed yesterday that tree pick-up.
service would be given on 20hr
blah set out during clean-up
week. He said apparently nine
residents misunderstood the sit
uation and felt that each person
set out in containers. the ger
hege contract flan will take it
to the dump. This otter will be
good through next Tuesday. said
the mayor.
Lois 0.. Camaish
Wins in 6. ol 6.
Letter Comes!
Miss Lois Q. Camaisti, who
lives at 1606 West Mound street
in Pasco, and is associated With
the T. & s. Construction all):
any in Kama, is winnu- or
that (mm o! Commerce Dol
lar-a-Word lettu- gang contest.
-Annwmemem‘ "“" ‘ ‘l'" ‘ “'36 finer
’came mmwmding presi
dent of the Kamewick chamber
of commerce. He said the an
nouncement ml! be made It
the chambe- ot commerce lunch
eon meeting this noon at the Ar
row Grill.
on what the thhks Kennewick
contest was muted to 250
Spanning said 87 percent of
ladies. '
newick m men and thé
Kennewick business district
“Make them district
"Foam“ 7M“ 37“"
Water Shortage
Threatens City
The mandated use-o! do
mestic water in the city, due no
weatherdryinsoutlawns, caused
atemponry Weathe Pa
To prevent a recurrence of this
situation, immediate measures are
being taken by the city and water
}otficiais. Under the direction or
’N. H. Haner and associates, en
[gineers recently engaged by the
city to handle the plans for the
.purchase of the water system, ad
iditional facilitiu are immediately
Ibeinginstalled bythePP&LCo.
i Alsoasameasureortemporary
relief, citizens are being asked to
cooperate by a limited use or city
water for irrigation.
‘Atameeting'l‘uesdayoi’ City
Superintendent Richard Rector.
Ross Prank, manager of the cham
ber of commerce and R. H. Skill,
manager of the P P h L. with
Mayor U. L. Keolker, it was decid
for irrigation purposes on alter
nate days only.
For this purpose the city has
been divided into two areas, with
residents in eaeh using water on
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