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Eh! memirk Quarter-Ewart”
7‘ Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printing Company
217 Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Washington
Member Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
83 year in Benton County, $4 outside. Entered as second claSs
matter April 2, 1914 at P. O. Kennewick, Wash., under Act of
-March 3, 1879. The Courier, established March 27. 1902; The
Reporter, established Jan. 24, 1906. consolidated April .1, 1914.
_ Operated by the Scott Publishing Co., Inc.
Glenn C. Lee .......................................-.......................”........Pub1i5her
10 w. Hanson ~moynmoouu..uuun~cnunona.n«onn.-uncuru—ouuoo-«o-Editor
This May Be The Hour
, An outline of a proposed industrial survey has been
given the chambers of commerce of Kennewick and Pasco.
Some of its predicted benefits were pointed out at a Ken
newick Chamber meeting last week by Owen W. Hurd,
manager of the Benton county Public Utility District.
The possibilities pointed out by Mr. Hurd surely will
stir the imaginations of local business and labor leaders.
The proposal no doubt ,will be studied carefully by busi
noexand labor leaders in the tivo cities. Some cities
credit their growth to having taken advantage of one
single great opportunity. This may be that great oppor
tflty for the Tri-City community. .
V I! the Tri-City area. population grows only at the
‘normal rate during the next five years, the population
should be roughly 100,000 in 1955.
If nothing happens during that period to expand the
industry and the job potential, a labor surplus of some
10,000 could result. _
Within these two possibilities lies the danger of a do
nothing policy in community development. Although
there is promise of continued expansion of the Hanford
operation and facilities for its defense, we have gone so far
in our growth that it becomes dangerous to count on fu
ture federal spending for our main source of income. The
Hanford operation will be the outstanding industrial pro
:le'ct' of the area as long as it is operated on its present
basis, but 'with the area’s population now about 70,000,
it becomes only one of the great possibilities.
~ With unlimited hydro-electric power assured for the
future, there is no good reason why this area should not
become one of the industrial strong points of the north
west. The only question to decide is how to go about it
to capitalize on the great advantages of power and navi
gation. The argument that effort should be made in
that direction can not be attacked.
The eventual objective in community building, from
a dollars and sense standpoint, must be an increase in the
volume of take-home pay for business and labor alike.
That take-home is what there is to spend over the counters
of local business firms and to invest in future business.
There is little chance that the total amount of spending
in the area can be increased to any great extent except
through creating more spenders. The way to make more
spenders is to create more industrial plants that employ
large numbers of persons at good wages.
The industrial survey proposed to chambers of com
merce in Kennewick and Pasco is designed to set up in
convincing form all the facts relating to opportunities
existing here for industrial concerns who locate in the
area. As it stands today, according to existing obtainable
information; industry takes the -viewpoint, when invited
to investigate prospects here, that no proof has been fur
nished or is available that it would be to its advantage to
establish manufacturing, processing or assembly plants
in the area. The main purpose of the survey would be
to furnish that proof.
Proposal 01‘ Merif
. Councilman E. J. Holden came back from California
recently. sold 100 percent on the idea of a campaign to
bring about safety for pedestrians. ' .
This newspaper joins with Mr. Holden in the thought.
It is 100 percent in favor of such a campaign. It will pay
off in a big way. . ‘ . ..
a The outstanding argument for' such a campaign is
that it may save the lives of human beings. If it saves one
life, a campaign that will take time and effort is surely
justified. But it aISO will promote the best interests of
the city. It will serve to create good feeling between resi
dentsland make a good impression upon visitors.
_ ‘f‘Consideration for the pedestrian is gaining in popu
\hrlfy every year in this country. For long he was neglect
ed; - You used to take your life in your own hands when
you ventured out into the streets, whether you were
crossing at an intersection or elsewhere. Now. that we
have crosswalks at the main intersections, it becomes
the‘ duty of drivers of trucks and automobiles to give the
pedestrian the right of way when he is inside the lines.
Although consideration for the pedestrian is gaining,
.g apparently some drivers do not know that he has the
.right of way at intersections. Sometimes drivers speed
by pretty close to the person afoot who often has to step
lively to avoid being struck.
' A A campaign such as was suggested by Mr. Holden
will not have to be directed against those drivers who
yield to the pedestrian. It will be for those who either in
tentionally or through ignorance of the laws, puts the
lives of their fellow human beings in daily jeopardy.
not-so- secret weapon
Spring brings a sudden avalanche of extra telephone
calls-mostly on the romantic side. Parents of young
people report a consrant ringing in their ears—caused;
we suppose, by increased telephone activity at home.
The telephone as Cupid’s messenger means, of course,
that we're busier than ever; but we don't mind. It is
just another way of proving that there's no end to the
usefulness of a telephone.
imsmmémpuom Comm
Thursday, June 30, 1949
K Tine
Cupz’d’s .
Courier Ads Pay
L w w .IlllY 24-30, 1949
1300 Veterans Eligible
I'or Federal Grants
Some 1300 paralyzed war vet
erans in the United States have
been certified as eligible to re
ceive federal grants to help them
acquire homes especially adapt
ed for'wheel chair living. ac
cording to the Veterans Admin
istration. _
The - grants were authorized ' in
an act passed last year by Con
gress, under which are VA de
frays 50 percent of the cost of
Tertling Bid
Is Low For
Richland RR
Bids opened last week on con
struction of a new railroad
connection for Richland appar
ently will go to J. A. Tertling &
Sons of Boise, it was announced
when that company submitted
an offer to do the job for
$1,060,976. 7 77 7 7 7
The company's bid, and also
that of Morrison-Knudtson of
Seattle were below General Elec
tric - company's estimate of
However, one bid had not been
received at opening time. Utah
Construction Co. wired that its
proposition was in the mail and
the G. E. bid-opener said it
might be admitted it postmark
ed betore the deadline.
‘rb Sit—lslll69; “
The contract will be awarded
angr all the pigis_ ‘a_r_e analyzed.
The successful bidder will use
his own equipment but some of
the materials—a disassembled
steel bridge, for example—will
be furnished by G. E. Formerly
contractors employed at Rich
land 'on a cost-plus-tixed-tee ba
sis used government - owned
The proposed - railroad spur
will-tie in with the Yakima
branch of the Union Pacific rail-.
road at a'point about five miles
west of Kennewick. It will cross
the Yakima river about 400
yards upstream from the Rich
land-Y_ highway bridge and will
end in a classification yard near
North Richland.
The job includes a steel mul
tiple span over the Yakima and
a steel girder overpass across
gighway 410 near the Richland
Terteling, which constructed
Richland’s new sewage disposal
plant, the By-Pass highway and
other Atomic City projects, also
was low bidder about 10 days
ago on a contract for paving,
earthwork, sewers, water lines
and related work in the commu
nity. This contract has not been
awarded yet, but is understood
to be awaiting final approval by
the Atomic Energy commission.
Other railroad bids:
Mcßae Bros, Seattle, and Pe
ter Kiewit, Longview, $1,233,-
938.77; Donovan-James Co., Seat
tle, $1,533,125; Osberg Construc
tion Co., and M. P. Butler, Seat
tle, $1,456,779; Sharp & Fellows
Contracting Co., Los Angeles,
When I saw lights burning in the
High School auditorium last night,
I looked in to see what went on.
About twenty people were listen
ing to Buzz Ellis, the electrician,
talk about television. n
I slipped into a back seat and
asked Hap Thomas what was up.
Hap told me it was the new Self-
Improvement Club. I stayed to lis
ten—and learned a lot. Buzz really
knows his stuff.
Turns out this club meets every
Friday night. Each member gives
a talk on the subject he knows most
about. I joined on the spot because
Farm Croppelts—l949
' Mathew!”
From where I sit 4y Joe Marsh
' Now l’mGoing Back
I To High School!
WM. 1949. United States Brewers Foundaziu
such homes. Grants cannot ex
ceed SIO,OOO.
Eligible to receive the
grants are those veterans para
lyzed due to service-connected
injury or disease of the spinal
cord which deprives them of the
use of their legs and lower part
of the body.
The homes incorporate special
features such as ramps, instead
of steps, doorways ‘wide enough
to accomodate a wheelchair.
special bathroom fixtures, and
exercise rooms equipped in ac
cordance with the needs of the
patient. ‘
The veteran car; utilize his
grant in several ways. He may
buy a lot and build a home on
it, remodel his present home to
suit his needs, or apply the
grant against mortgage indebt
edness ‘l3 he already has a suit
able home. _
The VA, in addition to provid
ing the housing grant. supplies
model plans, specificatipas and
blueprints. which the veteran
may use if he wishes. ’
~ Veterans who believe they are
eligible to receive a wheel chair
housing grant should apply di
rectly to the VA regional officc
in their home state. Applications
will be forwarded to Washing
ton, D. C., for approval.
Q. Is there any way I may
get-a waiver or an adjustment on
theamount I owe the VA on my
defaulted G. I. loan? The de
fault resulted througl} no fault
of my own. .
A. A committee on waivers
and compromises has been es
tablished in each VA regional
office and -at Central Office in
Washington. D. C., with author
ity to determine in each case
3whether all or part of the
‘amount paid in settlement of a
Iveteran’s default loan is to be
{waived, collected or otherwise ad
‘ justed. The Control Office com
mittee will have original juris
ldi‘ction in cases involving more
Ithan $2500: the 'egicnal office
‘committee in cases below $2500.
500 Acres Cleaned
Off By Brush Fire
A brush fire cleaned off ap
proximately 500 acres of land
south and north of the Twin City
airport in Kennewick.
Fire Chief Herb Malchow said
the blaze may have been started
by careless horseback riders ob
served near the airport just pri
or to the time of the fire which
started at 9:30 p.m.
Malchow said that neither the
airport or the Benton county fair
buildings were in danger at any
time from the fire. There was no
material damage other than to
the covered land, the fire chief
He’s Red Eyed Fellow
office poster listingfwanted po
lice characters described one
James Haskins as having black
hair, a stocky build and “ma
roon eyes.”
learning new things is one of my
favorite hobbies.
From where I sit. it’s willingness
to learn from the other person that
makes Americans tolerant towards
so many dilferent viewpoints and
tastes in things. Just because Buzz
Ellis goes for chocolate malteds,
while I prefer a mellow glass of
beer, doesn’t mean I’m right and
he’s wrong. Incidentally. next week
I’m going to talk on how to run a
Tri-Cify Basiness Census '
By U.S.‘ Bureau Will Gef
Under Way Wifhin Few Days
A business census of the Tri-City area
will be undertaken within the next few
days by the bureau of census, U. S. depart
ment of commerce, it was announced here
Wednesday. '
Arthur B. Fielder, chief interviewer,
told the HERALD this morning that the
first checks will be made in Richland. He
said he could not give a tentative comple
tion date at this time but stressed the
importance of having every business in
the area, regardless of its size, represented
in the census. __ _.
“The census of business applies only
to retailers, wholesalers and selected es
iablishments,” Fielder said. “Manufac
turers as such will ‘not be covered except
where a manufacturing firm also carries
Organization Of ISO-Piece Tri-City
Concert Band ls Reported Under Way
Organization of a Isa-piece
Tri.City Concert Band under the
direction of Ralph Booth Mc-
Abee, Kennewick attorney, 'is
under Way. it was reported Sa
turday evening.
The band, which already had
had two rehearsals, plans a re
gular schedule this summer of
evening concerts in Richland.
Pasco and Kennewick. The con
certs will begin about July 15.
About 90 musicians from the
three communities have signed
for the band. McAbee invites
anyone 17 years or older who
can play any kind of instrument
to come to the weekly rehear
sals. Tuesday at 7 p.m. (DST)
in the Jefferson school gymna
sium, Richland. Instruments are
available to those who play but
have none.
The director, who has had
more than.4o years of experience
10 YEARS AG0—1939
Mrs. M. Simmelink and Mrs.
Lela Hatch were delegates to the
American Legion auxiliary con
vention in Spokane.
Dr. Robert Prior of Seattle was
in Kennewick on business.
Mrs. Emma Higley, Mrs. J. A.
Glispie, Mrs. E. F. Winkenwer
der, Mrs. Carrol Pratt, and Mrs.
D. L. Henson attended the Re
bekah assembly in Tacoma.
Mrs. E. J. Brand was .in Moxee
to. visit her son Lyle and family.
20 YEARS AG0—1929 ‘
-Mrs. C. 'F. Hillier has returned
from Portland where she attend
ed a convention of Women
M. M. Moulton gave a'n ad.
dress before the State Women’s
club in Yakima. Mrs. Moulton
accompanied him. '
Emil Behrman was in Seattle
on business. .
Mr._ and Mrs. H. V. Vibber and
son John 'were visiting relatives
in Idaho and lowa.
Mrs. F. J. Arnold and daugh~
ters, Betty and Dorothy, were
x‘naiking an extended visit in De
tro t.
Bernard Slaughenhaupt re
‘ceived his navy discharge at
Bremerton and returned. to his
home here. ’
The W. F. Sonderman- family
motored to Walla Walla to wel
come their son Charles of the
146th Field Artillery. ,
Service 'Held
For Girl. ‘
Joann Darlene Whitmere, of
Route 2, Kennewick, who was in
jured in a fall from a tree, died
in Kadlec hospital, Richland.
June 21. She was born- January
30, 1941, in Denver, Colo., and
had lived in this district the last
two years.
Surviving are her parents Mr.
and Mrs. Frank W. Whitmere,
and a sister Elaine Joyce Whit
mere, all of Kennewick. and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. McQuown, of Norman, Okla.
Funeral services were held
from the Mueller chapel Friday
morning at 11 o’clock with the
Rev. A. C. Wischmeier officiat
ing. Burial was in Riverview
Heights cemetery. -
Waisp Was Reckless
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UP) The
Rev. J. B. Jones won dismissal of
a reckless driving charge when
he told the court why he had
crashed into another car: he was
attacked by a wasp.
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playing and directing, says the
band will 'be available to all
three "towns for special celebra
tions like the Water Follies in
Pascd, the Grape Festival in Ken
newick and Richland Day.
McAbee started‘ playing in a
Salvation Army band more than
40 years 'ago. He directed the
Columbia university band while
a law school senior and was in
charge of an army band .two
years during World, War I. He
was trombone soloist two years
with the Salvation Army’s Na
tional Staff. Band in New York
City. He directed the Seattle
Young Men's Band for 10 years.
‘ The band is being sponsored
by the Richland Junibr Chamber
of Commerce and the Columbia
Basin Shrine club. 0. V. Cotton,
Pasco, is manager. James Gab~
riel, Jaycee band committee
chairman, announced team cap-
Service Will
Be Thursday
, George fiederick Welsh was
born~Sept. 2. 1873, at Goldwater,
Mich., and died June 21 at the
Parker Nursing Home in Walla
Walla,- Mr: Welsh was a retired
carpenter and had made his
home in Kennewick, Route 2. for
the last seven years.
He is survived by four chil
dren, Mrs. Anna Levos of Colum
bus, Neb.. and Mrs. Josephine
Willoughby, William Welsh and
Harold Welsh. all of Kennewick.
and 16 grandchidren in the east.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday at 2 o’clock at. the
Mueller Funeral chapel with the
Rev. A. C. Wischmeier officiating.
Burial will be in' Riverview
Heights cemetery.
Install New
I Mrs. Olivia Colt, senior regent
of Pasco Chapter No. 511, Women
of the Moose and her corps of
officers ' presided for their tinal
meeting Tuesday evening in
Hatten Hall. Following the open
ing of lodge, they conferred the
degrees upon Mrs. Vanda Wheel
er ot Kennewick and Mrs. Doro
thy A. Beam, Pasco, initiates.
The meeting was then closed by
the retiring officers.
Mrs. Jacobson made the fol
lowing appointments of com
mittee chairmen: Chairman of
Sponsors, Mrs. Adelia Bellaine;
Home Making, Mrs. Orcella
Harshbarger; hospital, Mrs. Zola
Combs; membership, Mrs. Kath--
erine Geiser; Mooseheart, Miss
Lorinda Savage; Moosehaven.
Mrs. Mary Jo Burt; Moosehaven;
alumni, Mrs. Dorothy Whitney;
’child care, Mrs. Ruth Smith; li
brary. Mrs. Courtney Stoken; so- ‘
cial service, Mrs. Myrtle Calvin;
publicity, Mrs. Lillian Tuve;
‘friendship, Mrs. Hazel Beck; and
college of regents, Mrs. Marian
Escorts for the junior graduate
regents are Mrs. Agnes Burk and
Mrs. Janice Fields: escorts for
senior regent are Mrs. M. Mar
tell and Mrs. Helen Savage; es
corts for junior regent, Mrs. Za
loma Wyatt and Mrs. Mary
Street; escorts for chaplain, Mrs.
Hazel Beck and Mrs. Edna Julius.
Refreshments were served by
Mesdames C ourtney Stoken.
chairman; Lettie McDaniel. An
na Larsen, Irma Rose, Bernice
Washburn, Eleanor Romm, Mar
jorie Flemming, Loraine Wise
and Valeria Eastman.
The Newfoundland dog was
developed by crossing European
species with a wooly-coated dog
used by the Indians of Labra
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on distributive functions separate from
the plant."
- The business census program was start
ed in the 1920’s under the sponsorship
of the United States Chamber of Commer
ce and the census bureau.
“A period of nine years has elapsed
since the last census of business," Fielder
declared. “Those nine years have seen
more and bigger changes in the American
business scene than any similar period of
our history. Business needs new and up
to-date information on which to make
decisions, to plan operations, set quotas,
locate facilities, design products, plan
advertising and find markets.”
. He added there is no way to get this
Information except from business itself.
tains in the three communities
for the drive to get 150 members.
In Kennewick, Harry M. Bow
en and Harlan G. Carlson. As
sisting Bowen will be Harold
Hughes, Paul Burtzman and
Herby Foraker. Niel A. Miller,
John Hughes and Harold Whit
temore will assist Carlson. ‘
Pasco captains are Paul L.
Blanton and Tom Boyd. Dr. Win.
field Angel, John Fitzpatrick
and Virgil L. Anderson will as
sist Blanton while Boyd's assis
tants will be J. Keith Ormand.
Nile Shelter and G. K. Mercier.
Bill Roake and Sam Rhyneer
will he Richland captains. Gor
don Pappas, Paul Burnside and
Gordon Lewis will assist Roake.
Jacques R. Varvel, Ed Miller and
E. E. Whitaker will assist Rhy
Bookkeeping. Retail and Wholesale
Income Tax Returns
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322 Kennewick Ave.
WHEN an accident forces
you {0 slop work indefinilely.
who? will pay ihe bills and
exfra expenses of medical.
surgical or hospiiol care?
And will your income con
Only on Accidenf policy
can reimburse you for loss
of fine and pay for your
confinemenf while in a hos
Ask this agency for an
Accident policy. _
Phone 1231
211 Kennewick Ave.

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