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mm. The Courier-Reporter
' The inside of that meeting of
he Kennewick-Pasco delegation
with Governor Langlie and, state
road officials in Olympia last
week is that the governor, after
hearing the story of the local
people. turned to his road board
members and said: "Let’s make
the Kennewick-Pasco bridge the
number one priority project."
. Roth Own: and other men:-
hou of tho dologation came
back with ovon more than they
oountod on. 1106 they gotten
tho word that tho governor
was tovorohly Impressed and
Would do what ho could. it
would have booon Mastodon.
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One of the points which, how
ever, the governor insisted on
was that the three communities
be united as to location. The
facts are these: It had been
found by road enthusiasts that.
only a very small fraction. ’0!
local people oppo’sed the route
and fewer still were the num
ber inclined to make 'a fuss
about it. The delegation was in
position, therefore, to report to
the governor that no real ob.
jection would be raised . . .
Hard working Herb Owens laid
the foundation for ‘tlfe meeting
with his friend Langlie in ad
vance . . . Now 'the big need is
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Kennewick Boy
Admits Setting
9 Range Fires -
A 14-year-old Kennewick boy
has confessed to deputy sheriffs
in Kennewick that he set nine
range fires during the months of
June and July.
All the tires were started in
the. general vicinity of the Win
City airport, and covered an
area of several hundred acres,
officers reported Wednesday.
Deputy Sheriff Mel Garrett
said that a bicycle found near
the scene of where the last tire
was started. on Saturday, was
traced to the boy. He at first de- 3
this blaze with another on June
_25, two more on June 27' and one
each on the 29th and 30th.
He waited until July 5 to start
his “arson campaign" in this
month and then “fired" two
more on Saturday.
Spectators on their way to the
first blaze on Saturday saw a
bicycle by the side of the road.
When they got outl of their car
to _ investigate. s- fire they saw
just starting they saw the youth
running across the field.
Previously witnesses had seen
someone near the tires when
.they started, but this latter; incl-L
dent was the positive opportunio
ty for identflicetion. :
The bicycle was recovered b 3
the two deputies 831 d talgen t .
thelpolice itation. There it was
checked and a registration card
was found. -
While. the bike did not belong
‘to the boy who confessed to set-
Liing the tires, it led directly to
ma '
Deputy Sheriff Garrett said the
boy usually took his horse when
he set out to- start fires. He
would ride his horse down the
line he wanted to tire and then
throw out matches. as he rode,
into the dry, tinder-like grass.
One of the tires, the deputy
said. was started near a house
and could’ have been “very seri
ous"' had it not been for the
prompt action of the Kennewick
fire department. .
George Anne In
Lead In Library
Reader Contest
Little Miss George Anne 'Jones,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
J. Jones of Kennewick, is leading
the list of summer readers in the
Mid-Columbia Library’s reading
Ten books are necessary to ob
tain a reading certificate but
George Anne zoomed past that
mark and has now read and re
ported on 20 books. She will be
a third grade student this fall.
Robert Sloan. son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Sloan of Kennewick,
.has completed 11 books in the
project. Miss Joyce Paddock. chil
dren’s librarian, has arranged a
display for the reading records
in the library. All the children
participating have their names
posted in the center of the dis
play and upon completion of five
reports a cowboy inscribed with
their names is added to the bul
letin board. 0n completing ten
books their cowboy gets a fine
broncho to ride.
‘ Children may still start the
summer reading project by stop
ing at the library or at the book
moblle and checking out their
County To Call
Bids On Truck
Bids will be called on July 18
for a truck with mounted as
phalt distributor for the Frank
lin county engineer’s office, the
county commissioner's decided
at the meeting Thursday.
The truck will be of 1000-gab
ion capacity. ,
The commissioners also ac
cepted the bid of the Bi-County
Equipment company. Pasco. on
a car for the engineer's depart
To Honor Vale Grange
MsmPSIaPILJEIFY 15-9.- -.
Kennewick Vallej' Grange at
its regular meeting on July 15
will honor Vale grangers with a
dinner and special program. All
Vale graiiger are invited to be
piesent for the dinner at 7 p.m.
@ll2 Krnmmirk anurie‘r- Emmet _
VOL. XXXV. No: l 6
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OPENS TODAY—This new tood center. owned by Glen Shennan. opened this mowing for bus!-
nose at 140! Kennewick Avenue: tho store is air conditioned throughout and provides a com.
ploto line of food departments. '
Amon Reports" Benton County Fair
And Rodeo Plans; Mop Ad Drive
.Telephbné Rate
Schedule OK’d
By Commission
The existing rates for local
service in Kennewick were offi
cially. made a part of the Inter
state Telephone company’s tar
iff by approval of the Wash
ington public service commis
sion effective May 21, said W.
ShTaylor, district manager, to
" The Interstate TelepßOne.
company’s standard rates will
inow apply to supplemental and
miscellaneous equipment and
equipment and services. Some of
these rates are _the same. Some
have been changed. in the chang
es there appear to be more sub
stantial reduction thanthere are
increases in the charges for it?
ems actually in service. For in
stance, the old rate for an ex
tension bell was 25 cents per
month while the new rate is 35
cents per month. The excess ra
dius or mileage charges were
75 cents per half mile while the
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Fire Hazard Greatest In Years
To Wheat Fields, Says Agent
Benton county is entering the
'wheat harvest this year with
perhaps the greatest fire hazard
it has known for years. There is
a great need for fire checks
around the fields and buildings.
One Neumans’
Store is Sold
Neuman Brothers announced
this week they had sold their
Riverside market on Columbia
avenue to W. A. Knight of Ken
newick. The purchaser has tak
en possession. Robert Neuman,
who operated the Riverside Mar
ket. has gone back to the Neu
man store on Kennewick avenue
with his brother John. The store
was purchased by the Neumans
a year and a half ago from Mich
ner Grocery; »
Here’s Story Of How Kewaydin
Park Was Named; Meaning Tgld
ny {Lonzucgouvzg
- Since the name Keewaydin for
the Kennewick park has been
taken from the shelf and dusted
off, the question is frequently
asked, “What does it mean?.”
Investigation reveals th at
Longfellow in his poem, “Hia
watha,” twice mentions Keeway
din, “The Northwest Wind." Oth
ers have used the translation
“Land of Warm Winters,” also
“Winter Paradise.” As our west
wind is warm. the translations
all have an idea in common.
The name, by all accounts. was
chosen at the time the pillars
at the entrance to the park were
officially presented by the Ki
wanis club in September, 1939.
The selection of an Indian name
was in keeping with the use of
Indian inscriptions on the stone
slabs embedded in the gateway.
These stones were brought firom
an island in the Columbia river
near Patterson. the members of
the club making numerous trips
by auto and by boat in order to
preserve them. A. W. Walker
A. C. Amon, president of Ben
ton County Fair association. re
ported,on plans for the annual
county fair and rodeo to be held
i 2? Kennewick August 19, 20 and,
Amon said plans were working
out nicely and said he believed
this would be one of the very
best county fairs in the state
this year.
Reviewing activities of his
group and of the sheriff’s posse
and auxiliary. waisted-the tol
lowlng achievements: ‘ - ‘
The P. U. D. has completed;
stringing an electric line .to the
grounds to make -_.elecirriealgnmréis
rent available t - the grounds
and all buildings. u f v
An electric pump has been
started and grounds are being
wetted down daily. to develop a
grass covering before the fair
Shoots and corrals have been
completed, and part of a grand
stand has been egected. These
are being put up y the posse
which is sponsoring the _“days
of ’49” rodeo in connection with
the fair.
One small building to be used
as an office and for rest rooms
has been erected. One commerc
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It is true the fires on the lower
slopes of the wheat area haye
removed many spots of fire haz
ards. But there are still large un
burned areas around the wheat
lands, 0. H. Tonnemaker, as
sistant county agent, warned
this week.
‘ A plowed tire guard or stop
laround buildings and machine
,sheds is a simple task and may
[mean a great saving and 'at
‘ least a chance to check any tires
with back fires and volunteer
help. The county now has need
for more communities to or
ganize fire districts for rural
areas as the Benton City rural
area, the agent said.
All travelers through dry farm
areas should be extra precau
tious of cigarette stubs. matches
and old bottles. No car or truck
should go through stubble or
a cheat area without a depend
able and tight muffler on the
and L. M. Keene, who helped
blast the slabs with the ‘lndian
markings from the huge rocks,
say there still are many draw
ings on rocks there.
“The Park” has meant a great
deal to this community in the
way of group enjoyment. Old
timers recall when the nearest
park was Amon Park in Rich
land. Interest in developing a
local recreation area was arous
ed by the efforts of the Business
Girl’s club, with the community
need eventually expressed in
meetings of representatives from
all the local organizations. The
result, as records show, was a
deed, dated March 23, 1922, for
6.12 acres made to the city by
John J. Rudkin and Oscar F.
Fechter On behalf of the North
ern Pacific Irrigation company.
The only restriction the company
placed on the gift was that it was
not to be used as an athletic park
but to be developed along lines
of a public playground for chil
dren and a rest resort for adults.
The city council pass’ed an or
dmance creating a park commis-
PUD Foreman Is
Killed By Jolt
Oi Electricity ' ‘
I Alex G. Gordon, 63-year-old
senior foreman for the Benton
county Public Utility district in"
lKennewick, was instantly killed
at 3:15 Monuay afternoon when
'a wire 1" was handling came in
contact! with a live 7,200-volt
mower Inc. f
L~f£ second. IWRM
‘fioward‘ Hamel, N Homes;
Pasco, was ‘knockei unconscious
by. the jolt, but recovered and
applied artificial respiration to
'Gordon. «.
Owen Hum, ‘manager of ‘the
PUD, told The HERALD Tues.-
day morning that the - accident
was not. a respl. or negligence.
He said Gordon, a veteran
lineman. and Hummel were pull
in: a wire ove. crosc arm on
the “Modern Homes No. 3 project.
Two groundmen were reeling up
the. wire when it became hung
up. .
Hummel and Gordon grabbed
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vehicle. Campers and fishermen
sometimes leave cars parked ina
dry cheat areas, when in a min
utes time a fire eduld start and
bqrrr up their cars; he warned._
Wheat harvest will be fairly
well completed by the first of
August. Let's see if we can have
a tireless harvest for the 1949
season. Tonnemaker pleaded.
Memorials For The
Meyers Dedicatgd
In memoriam for A. H. Meyer
and Ward Meyer, two receptacles
of gold were dedicated by the
Rev. A. C. Wischmeier at the Sun
day morning service of the
Methodist church. The Meyer
family formerly lived in the
Highlands and were members of
the church. The golden recept
acles were given by Mrs. Meyer
who now lives in Seattle, and by
Mr. Meyer's sisters.
sion and board. The late H. R.
Vibber was chairman of the first
committee appointed which be
gan work immediately and much
credit is due him for his un
tiring supervision of the project.
Several years of work in over
coming difficultie were put in
by Mr. Vibber an many other
interested citizens before the
stretch of sand w s transformed
by grass and youn trees.
The first park b ard was com
posed of J. W. ickers, R. H.
Nicoson, Mrs. E. . Tweet, Mrs.
V. W. Bird and Mi s Marie Spei
gelberg, each reprgsenting some
local organization. .
- From time to time groups have
presented gifts to add to .the
beauty or convenience of the
park“ Outstanding is the gate
way before mentioned.
The many organizations and
individual citizens who have
sponsored Keewaydin Park- feel
they have been well repaid in
the pleasure the community has
taken in having this very useful
play space. w A
Amon‘ Concerned Over Lack
Of Cooperafion In Hospifal'
Fund Drive; Asks For Acfion
Alfred Amon, chairman 6f
the Hospital Funds Drive
committee, yesterday ex
pressed grave concern over
lack of cooperation being
received to conduct the
“As far as expressions of
cooperation aré concerned
we are receiving 100 percent
support,” Amon said, “but
we are not getting all of the
actual help we need to put
this drive over and do the
work that must be done."
He pointed out that the
drive is being conducted by
the people of Kennewick, and
added, “We have not hired pro
fessionals to do the work. We set
out to do the job ourselves and
save the money professional help
would cost.
“If we cannot a hieve that co
operation, this §rive will cost
three times as much as original
ly estimated. Otherwise, the
drive will have to be put off un
til ‘we can afford professional
direction in raising the necessary
funds.” Amon said. .
Page Carter, fund drive direc
tor, pointed out that no profes
sional money raisers have been
hired, and that the only paid
personnel to date are full time
office workers. He said that sev
eral women are needed imme
diately as volunteer office work
ers for filing and. general office
work in the fund ‘drive office in
room 19 of the Bateman building.
Amon and Carter said people
working on various committees
must give their time and effort
wholeheartedly in order that the
drive' may be successful. “This
drive will be successml only if
every committee members gets
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:A‘nndh: Bapfisf
Church Picnic '
Set For July 19
Tuesday, July 19, has been set
as the date for the annual church
picnic of the First Baptist church,
and [committees have been ap
pointed to care for the various
functions to provide a good time
for all ages.
. The children who were enroll
ed in the daily vacation Bible
school are also invited as part
of the program of the school.
Games and contests will be sup
ervised, the picnic opening at 5
o’clock in the local city park.
The dinner, which will 'be of
potluck style, will be served at
6:30 p.m. All families or indivi
duals are requested to ' bring
their own table service and dish
es. Ice cream and drink will be
provided and served to all.
At the morning service, Sun
day, July 17, the pastor will
have as his sermon theme, “The
Word We Preach" and in the
evening the screen will be used
to study an important incident of
the Book of Daniel’s prophecy—
“ The Mineral, Metal, and Mud‘
Man" with a large number of
colored pictures used. These
services are held at 11:00 a.m.
and 8:00 p.m.. respectively. The
Church School at 9:45 a.m., wel
comes all newcomers and strang- \
ers in the area. A~ steady growth
in numbers has ._been noted for‘
some time. accOrding to the.
records. 3
Elisabe‘th Story
Wins Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Story of the‘
Highlands have just learned that
their daughter,, Miss Elizabeth
Story. a student at Columbia
University, has won a scholar
ship for a years study in the
University of London.
Miss Story was graduated from
Kennewick high in ’39 and in
’44 from Whitman college with
Suma Cum Laude honors. She
attended Columbia university for
a year then taught in the junior
college and has just finished her
third year at Columbia. Miss
Story has a Master’s degree in
Greek and. won the English
scholarship on work she is doing
for a Ph.D. degree. In England
her study will be on “Compara
tive Literature." She plans to
leave for London in August.
Cables Being Installed
In Ranch House Area
Permanent telephone distribu
tion cables are being installed
in the ranch house area of Rich.
land by the Howard P. Foley
Electric Co. Completion of the
installation is expected in ap
proximately 60 days; however, it
is not expected that it will be
possible to install permanent
telephones in this area until late
fall 0; early winter. _
Residents in the ranch house
area have been asked by E. R.
Barker of Tenant Relations to
cooperate with the installing
crews as much as possible
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WANNA mpz?—'l'hat seems to he the popular expression at
Richland where. if a tenant doesn't like his quarters. he offers
it ior trade to another tenant. No money changes hands. All the
Hanford employe needs is an 0! from the proper authorities. In
this picture. houses ior trade are being posted on a bulletin
board as eager tenants scan the list.
NotTo Flood Ave. C,
Says Col. Whipple
When dikes are constructedq
through Kennewick for McNary
dam, Kennewick business pro.
petty along the Columbia river
will be protected,\. ‘. Whipple of
the the United States Engineers
in a telephone conversation from
Walla Walla yesterday.
Col. Whipple was asked about
a rumor here that Avenue ‘o'
would be flooded and thetibusi'
ness property -' from the Pasco
bridge west would L; inundated
for some distance. -‘
,fWhen Col. Whipple was told
about the concern of local Ave
nue '0 business men, he assured
their fears were unfounded. '
But Whipple said he was not
yet certain about whether the
grade leading from the Richland
“Y” to the Yakima river bridge
could be protected. He said his
office had been studying this
matter and expected to have a
release bearing on the question
in a short time.
At a meeting of the Avenue C
Mezchants association Monday,
members of the association dis
cussed what might be done in
case the street is flooded. '
Building Permits In
June Total $162,450
Building permits in Kenne-<
wick during June totalled $162,- ‘
450, according to a monthly re- 1
port by‘Fred Clark, city building;
inspector. ‘
Largest permit went for a new
Catholic church. to be erected
just ‘north of the Arbor Homes
addition. That was for 362.000.
Next largest was for a new serv
ice station at the corner of First
Avenue and Washington street.
Permits issued during the first
week of July totalled $24,700. _
Clark reported that he had
drawn a plan for the removal
of a parking meter at the corner
of Washington and KenneWick
Avenue which will cut away 20
feet of the drive way so trucks
will not obscure the vision for
motorists turning into Washing
ton off Kennewick Avenue. He
said the owner of the corner had
approved the plan. Other corn
ers are being studied with a view
to improving the vision for mo
torists, said Clark. He said he
had‘ found the owners “very co
operative" in the planning.
CROP Again To Ask
For Wheat And Cash
Washington residents will be
given an opportunity again this
autumn to aid distressed areas
overseas through cooperation in
the United Church overseas re~
lief program.
Last year 39 Eastern Washing
ton and Northern Idaho counties
contributed 39.694 bushels of
wheat and $17,695 in cash to
the CROP effort, reports R. M.
Turner. assistant director of the
WSC Extension Service, who has
just been named the 1949 area
Turner reports that the pro
gram this year is being broaden
ed to include dairy products,
poultry} products and possibly
fruit. .These commodities must
be sent abroad in a dried form.
he says. so arrangements will be
made for assignments ihrough
marketing agencies or by cash
donations. The 1949 drive is
qu Picked Up
In Walla Walla
Sheriff's deputies here report
ed that Donald W. Grace of
North Richland had been picked
up ’in Walla Walla ,on a charge
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accused of having in his camp
any a 16 year old girl from
Richland. , _
‘K ewayden". '
Books Arrive
I'. 8. Bennett said yesterday
that the 1949 ..'-Kenyan“
your books have 'univod and
will ho given out to Junior
and Senior My]: school stu
dents who have ordexed them.
on Wednesday. July 20. 9 o. m.
in Room no of the Kennewick
high school.
$ 100 Is Voted
For Hospital
Kennewick Highlands club
voted slogeMonday night for the
Kennewi district hospital
Working fund. The motion car
ried unanimously. Frank Lamp
son, speaking atter the motion
was made. called the hospital
drive “one of the most. worthy
projects." V . .
The board was authorized by
a vote to sign a contract with
Ray Harris of Pasco for use of
the clubhouse for dances‘for four
months. Dance nights will be
Friday and Saturdays.
It was announced at the meet
ing that the women’s club would
hold a picnic at the Kennewick
city park Sunday afternoon. Men
accepted a request to furnish ice
cream for the picnic. About 50
members attended. Carl Mayer,
president. presided.
planned for November 1 to 15
but preliminary work will begin
somewhat earlier in the wheat
counties. .
“Distribution is made through
established church relief chan
nels of the individual donor's
choice,” Turner says. “The ma
terial collected or purchased with
cash donations are all distributed
to overseas orphanages, institu
tions and the aged and ill, re
fugees and the hungry irrespec
tive of race or creed in Europe
and Asia." supervisors will be
active in .the net few weeks
organizing local and county
“The CROP movement is na
tionwide.” Turner points out.
“Last year it sent abroad 2,392
carloads of‘ food. The contribu
tions are collected by the three
church agencies which sponsor
and carry on the work." .
5: a Copy—s3.oo a You
By Cards
Returns from 'a post card
poll of water consumers in
th e Kennewick Irrigation
District indicated last night
that it was a landslide for
sale of the system to the city
of Kennewick.
With most of the post card
ballots in, those favoring
sale of the system led by a
margin of about five to one.
The vote was 173 for sale to
39 against the sale.
Attorneys for the Irrigation
District have ruled out the possi
bility of a geneigal election in the
district on the sale question. it
was announced at a mass meet
ing of district water consumers
at the Highlands club house on
Monday night.
Members of the KID board said
that Richard 'l'hqrgrimson, at
torney for the bond companies
who are expected to handle a
million dollar bond issue, had
concurred in the opinion which
was given to the. board by M. M.
Moulton. KID attorney.
But attorneys will go ahead
determine whether the KID board
has .legal authority to sell the
system and convey it to the pur
chaser, and there will be a city
election on the question at the
city's purchase and the issuance
of the bonds.
Meanwhile, the board is await
ing the results of a post card
poll being taken among residents
of the district to get their senti
m'ent on the proposed sale. Sentio
ment at the meeting Monday
night appeared to favor the sale.
but no vote was taken.
In a discussion of the question,
with 50 persons present, Mayor
Urban Keolker, who was an ob
sewer at the meeting. told nu
crowd that the big reason for the
gmlidation Wail it would
much a oonoern
«warm-3w... be amen
prohibitive Jo: .both the district
and the city to install the equip
ment and main line system that
would be necessary to comply
with health standards, whereas
with one big system. it would be
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There Will Be
A City Election
On Water Deal
MayOr Urban Keolker of' Ken
newick pointed out Wednaday
that although Kennewick irriga
tion district attorneys have de»
‘cided that no election will be
‘newssary in the district on the
sale of the domestic water sy
city election on the purchase
quation andissuance of bonds.
Keolker and members of the
city council urged today that all
qualified residents of the city
register at once at the city hall
so that they may be eligible to
take part in the election. No
certain date has yet been set
for the election but city officials
are hastening the preparation of
legal papers which will allow
them to set a date as soon as
“We want a full expression. of
the people of Kennewick on this
water system purchase." said
Mayor Keolker today. “Although
we of the city government are
fully convinced that consolida
tion of the two existing systems
under city ownership and opera
tion is the only way of solving
our water problem. the final de
cision should be made by the
people themselves."
City officials said it was neces
sary to register at once because
the books will be open only a
short time—probably no ‘more
than about two weeks.
Advice-Look At
Check You Cash
But Clerk Didn’t
It’s a good idea to look at
acheck before you cash it. That’s
what a clerk in a local store
now says.
A written police report at the
station here showed that a clerk
took a check. It was signed all
right, written for the right am
ount, and all that, but it failed
to contain the name of any bank
or even the city in which the
bank was located. It appeared
to be merely an oversight. and
police are trying to find the
check Writer so the check can I‘
put through proper channels.
lax. Dun.
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