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Eh! Kennpmirk (flunrivr—flepnrtpr .
Issued Thursdays by The Kennewick Printingl Company
217 Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Washington
Member Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Inc.
&$ 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 ._.................................................;-.............-........Publisher
J; W. Hanson ..................................'............................................Edit0r
Ed n'tiz ......................................................................................Adv. Mgr.
Business Future 'ls Bright
An article by Drew Pearson'the columnist, written ap
parently on the assumption that it was a revelation, tells
is there is no business depression and none is in the mak
ing. - .
Here in the Tri-City area of Washington, there have
been few indications 9f depression, although emplbyment
figures are down from the peak, as they were expected to
e. .
A United States senate committee recently took cog
nizance of a forecast that the low point in employment
reached in June, already has been overcome and that
reemgloyment of a million men who had lost their jobs
had can practically completed.
That there could be any serious depression at ~this
time is a thought which contradicts a great many perti
nent facts, for all the constituents which make prosperity
are with us. While some farm prices fell off from peaks,
most of the stable “farm crops still bring prices which in
real depression days would have been considered fantas
tic. Although employment has been down from the peak,
wages being paid throughout the nation still are consider
ed sensational throughout the rest of the world. Conditions
in general are in sharp contrast rather than similar to
those of the dark days of the 1930’5.
In spite of all the evidence on hand of an unusually
healthy economic condition throughout the country,
business in the Tri-City area has experienced a lull. Most
of the recession unquestionably was caused by fear—fear
among people employed in the atomic energy plants that
they would.lose their jobs, fear among other wage earners
that if many at Hanford should lose their jobs, theirs too
would be insecure, fear among busines people that a de
pression was in the making. Most of'these fears were based
on rumor. Most of them were accentuated needlessly and
without real reason.
The fact is that employment in the Tri-City area is
at a high level, wages are the best in the history of the
nation, farm crops are good and growers are receiving
better returns than they expected. On top of these assur
ances, there are several certainties upon which local busi
nes can rely which do not apply to other communities.
These include such projects as McNary dam and the great
dikes to be constructed, which now are getting under way,
and the development of great irrigation projects on both
sides of the river.
If people in the Tri-City area have been waiting for
assurances of security before resuming their normal eco
nomic activities, they now have them. All the exigencies
of the day speak out is a summons to “go forward, carry
on normal trade, buy, sell, take your places.again'in the
sun, for the future is bright.” '
There always is a “but” in any'such summons. Com
munities are made by the people in them. Communities
filled with forward looking, active, hopeful people, al
ways grow in size‘and in quality. Those which are left to
drift become:tM."Toonervilles’ and the Pumpkin Centers”.
of the nation. ' , ‘
Farm Prosperity. Means Ours
A good many persons who remember the economic
crash that struck in 1929 have been waiting for something
similar to happen in the late 40’s but it just doesn’t seem
to want to happen. '
- These persons probably fail to recognize the difference
between the economic set up of that time and today. The
first deflation after the first world war. was in farm pro
ducts. City people didn’t feel its affects at first, but once
the farmer’s values had all the purchasing power squeez
ed out, the city wage earner lost his‘job, the business man
suffered loss of business, prices struck bottom, and it was
a bad situation all the way around.
The fariner of today has not been deflated and the
fact that he still is in a strong position, means that his
purchasing power is still decisive. For the farm income—
some 28 billions this year— is distributed over a wide
cross section of our economy. Money spent for farm build
ings, equipment, motor vehicles, etc., is the equivalent of
1,230,000 jobs. The amount spent for fuel, gas, etc., to 86:-
erate farm machinery and'vehicles is equivalent to 5 ~
000- jobs. Money spent for rent to non-farmer landlords
and for mortgage payments means 800,000 jobs.
Feed, livestock-etc., 1,900,000 jbbs. .
. Food for farmers, 1,050,000 jobs.
Transport, medical care, furniture, recreation, edu
cation, etc., 1,370,000 jobs:
Fér takes, sdvingé, ihV'estments, etc., 1,170,000 jobs.
j b Thus S2B millions gross goes into a total bf 9,400,000
0 s. . . .
In view of which, every business man should be in
terested in the prosperity of thefarmer. Every wage earn
ershould watch every attemptmxat is made and every in
dication which “IQYEaIs itself‘a'ffecting the farmer’s in
come. One of the ’brimary aims of this northwest country
should be to keep the farm economy on a sound basis.
Each passing day serves as an arrow shot nearer our
desired “bulls-eye” of telephone service for everyone
who wants it. New installations are continuing at a rapid
rate. And while demands for service are also continuing,
we are making progress. Before long, we expect to hit
the bulls-eye dead center—and everyone who wants tele
phone service will be able to have it immediately.
lulsday. July 14. 1949
The Human Race.
What Other Editors Say
iditariais reprinted under this heading are tram other news
papers. They do not necessarily reflect the trillions at this
newspaper. but are published to give variety of ought. .
raze- rnzss organ:
(From the Yakima Republic)
A notable victory for the prin
ciple or the free press has been
scored in socialist Britain. A
royal commission appointed two
years ago by the Labor party
government to investigate char.
ges of monopoly and malpractice
by the press has found the
charges baseless. thereby con
founding those who have been
howling for government control.
The commission’s findings
From the Past I
1939—10 Yuan Ago
. Richland’s swimming pool in
Amon Park had been completely
renovated and many Kennewick
children were swimmi‘rlivz there. -
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. inemiller
and daughter, former residents
of Kennewiqk, returned from a
nine year stay in Baltimore. Mrs.
Winemiller, an artist. had sev
eral of her paintings in n..-
tional exhibits. ' 7 7 7
Horse Heaven farmers had just
begun to harvest wheat and
found better than average crop.
The Larry Oliver and Walliam
Washbum families were away
for a week's outing at Wallowa
1929—20 Years Ago _ __
Bums Brown and his Yacht
club boys were to furnish mus
ic and manage the dances’ for
the 'tair association.
"The Louis Echiner family took
an extended trip through Can
;dal,‘ Montana and Yellowstone
ar .
7 Petato digging was in full
swing. The R. R. Oliver ranch
marketed 13 1/2 tom from 2
acres. - ‘
Billy and Richard Washburn.
Gene Shanafelt. John Vibber,
John Scott, and Robert Brown
were spending a week at boy
scent camp in the Blue moun
ta ns. ' .
1919—30 Years Ago -
M. M. Moulton had returned
from Washington D. (3.. encour
aged that funds for the irriga
tion project would be given Ken
newick soon.
H. D. Clodfelter had started
combining grain on the C. R.
Johnson farm.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kratzer
were pleased to receive word
from their son Leroy that he had
arrived safely in Newport and
would be home in about 10 days.
Miss Helen Carpenter returned
home after spending a year
faching at St. Micheals, Alas
a. .
Sunday Together .
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Ehy and
children of Kennewick anders.
Ethel Chess and Miss Rowena
Chess 91 Pasco were Sunday
guests of Mrs. E. R. Eby and
daughter Eleanor or Pasco. Miss
Eleanor Eby, of Walla Walla.
spent the weekend at her home
Other recent guests in Mrs.
Eby’s new home were her daugh
ter, Mrs. Jack Carr (Lois).
her husband and son Dick of
Olympia, who spent several days
in Pasco. .
For . . .
Ready-Mix Coneroh
Roll Roofing
camm. SAND
& GRAVEI. co.
in: G Aluuvoxth ’m
Phono Pasco 5525
constitute a powerful blow in
defense of press freedom not
only in Great pritain but wher
eVer the press is still free, in
cluding the United States.
While the cummission found
that the British press was not
perfect. it found that generally
speaking the press was honest
and Was not engaged in deceiv
ing or misleading the public.
“In our view,’ the commis
sion reported: “free enterprise in
the production of newspapers is
a prerequisite of a free press
and free enterprise will general
ly mean commercially profitable
enterprise in the case of news
papers of any considerable size
and circulation," , '-
The commission also signifi
cantly said that it saw no rea
son why newspapers attached to
the interests of political parties,
trade unions or other organizer.
tions “would be better news~
papers or have a greater regard
for truth and fairness than
newspapers published by-private
Division Chairman
Believe: In Drive
Billy Mills. chairman of the
church committee of the Kenne
wick hospital tund drive, really
believes in the campaign.
Mills has presented a check
for SSO to Page Cager. drive di
rector.‘ for deposit the' general
fund for use in jetmying the
expensegf the‘ d_ ye itself.
He said: “I feel it is just as
necessary to contribute to the
general fund to assure the suc
cess at the drive as it is to con
trillgute 'to the hospital fund it.
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Shffad Davilad Eggs
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More Funds For
Columbia Basin
Projects Asked _
W- hi 1 e Kennewick people
awaited the final outcome of the
attempt to get a larger apprOpri
ation for the Kennewick Irriga
tion project, which would place
about 16,000 additional acres un
der irrgiation, Washington sena
tors and congressmen last week
battled in' Washington, D. C., for
larger appropriations for the ov
erall development program.
Senator Warren G. Magnuson
asked the senate public works
committee to tack a $3,000,000,-
000 to $5,000,000,000 Columbia
Basin development program onto
the omnibus rivers and harbors
and flood control bill.
The action, urged by Magnu
son is a letter to chairman Cha
vez of New Mexico, would be the
first step in obtaining speedy
authorizations of the funds.
What Magnuson wants added
to the omnibus bill is the coor
dinated report of the army en
gineers and reclamation bureau
for Columbia Basin development.
The senate committee will
start hearings on the omnibus
bill next Tuesday. The house
public works committee already
has approved the measure for
congressional authorization of
$1,120,000.000 worth of rivers
and harbors and flood control
Magnuson pointed out in his
letter to Chavez yesterday that
the house committee did not
have a list of detailed projects
in the coordinated report at the
time it acted.
Since then the Washington
senior senator has introduced a
bill itemizing the projects and
asking their authorization. Sen
ator Cain (R-Wash.) also has in.
troduced a resolution proposing
congressional approval of funds
for the projects, and providing
$1,000,000,000 to begin work.
Including the report in the
omnibus bill would be a faster
process, Magnuson said.
He expects Cain and several
other western ‘senators to join
him in urging the senate com 4
mittee to take, this action.
Mrs..Sancl leader
Of Devotionals
Mrs. Orville Hiepler led in the
program discussion at the Thurs
day afternoon meeting of the
Ladies Aid of the Pasco. First
Lutheran church, the topic titled,
“The Song of the Angels."
Mrs. A. U. Sand led~the devo
tions and Miss Carmen Lund
gren, accompanied by Mrs. Hiep
ler, sang a group of songs.
An interesting talk by Mrs.
Floyd Bowman, missionary from
French West Africa, who is visit
ing in Pasco in the home of her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hue.
gave an interesting talk on her
work. and answered questions
in the period following her lec
Mrs. Martha Oakley reported
on the circuit convention recent
ly held in Pasco.
Hostesses for the meeting were
Mrs. I. Bjugan and Mrs. Ed Nel
30n- ' '
Mrs. Ingerman Anderson at
tended the V. F. W. department
convention in Spokane: While
there she was met by Mrs. T. F.
Harris from St. Paul and Pequot
Lakes. Minn., who came to Ken
newick with her to spend the
week. While here she and Mrs.
Anderson drove to Coulee. dam.
Mr. and Mrrs. Robert Anderson
of Spokane also spent the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. Inger
man Anderson.
John Soufhern '
Phone Kennewick 2194
' Box 497 - xmodlck
Information For Veterans
..'. VI ..'—l- '_-
As a service to veterans in the communi . this newspape
puhlish a weekly column of new: Heisman! the Veteran; XE,“
ministration. For further information veterans should cont '
or write their nearest VA office. a"
Two major changes in leave
policies affecting veterans en
rolled under the G. I. bill in joh
training establishments or in
schools below the college level
have been announced by the
veterans administration.
Effective immediately, the VA
said, veterans will be allowed
to apply for 15 days' leave at
the end of their period of en
rollment, in addition to whatever
leave was taken while in train
The second change of VA poli
cy places full responsibility tor
the granting of leaves of ab
sence to G. I. students during
training upon the school or em
ployer-trainer, within a maxi
mum of 30 days yearly.
Veterans will be granted
leave at the completion of their
period of enrollment only it
they have enough entitlement to
Friday Bridge
Honors Guest ~~
Red roses were the theme when
Mrs. Thomas Gillis entertained
Friday afternoon at the Country
Club in honor of her sister-in-law
Mrs. Jerome Harris; Red roses
centered each dessert table and
it was further carried out in the
place cards and tallies.
Guests enjoying the afternoon
play of bridge were Mrs. Dean
Yedica, Mrs. W. L. Bellamy, Mrs.
Charles Noyes, Mrs. Robert Alex
ander, Mrs. Robert Matheson,
Mrs. George Cloud, Mrs. Charles
Fox, Mrs. Paul Spreen, Mrs. Paul
Richmond, Mrs. Henry Belair,
Mrs. E. L. Bingaman, Mrs. Tom
Gess, Mrs. R. E. Jones, Mrs. Bruce
Murphy, Mrs. Don Solberg, Mrs.
Clarence Yedica, Mrs. Urban
Keolker. Mrs. Willis Taylor, Mrs.
Clare Shaw, and Mrs. Don Mc-
Intosh, all of Kennewick. Mrs.
Dayton Finnigan of Richland,
Mrs. Harry Roberts and Mrs. Ed
G. Carlson of Pasco. Sharing
honors at bridge were Mrs. Cloud.
Mrs. Keolker, Mrs. Murphy and
Mrs. Carlson, and Mrs. Harris
received a guest gift.
Mrs. Ed Angel”:
Hostess to Circle
Mrs. Ed Angell was hostess
to Phoebe Circle of. W.S.C.S. at
her home on Wednesday after
noon. Assisting hostess was
Miss Martha Hollis. The meet.
ing was conducted with the new
president Mrs. W. S. Walters in
the chair. Mrs. T. W. Payne led
the devotions and with Mrs. C.
F. Winkenwerder and Mrs. F. N.
Morton presented a program
which included several vocal
numbers by Miss Verdella Mue
ller. a visitor from Seattle. Plans
were made for a rummage sale.
During the social hour refresh
ments were served by the hos
flow shippers enjoy a broadcast
wifhauf hearing if! '
Conductor to engineelf: “A" black!” (no hot boxes)
If you ship freight, you’ll like Northern Pacific’ ' ' “radio mm"
‘ even though you can’t hear it! We’re talking about ‘s‘hmwbetweenfi locum“
. tiveandcabooseofN.P.fi'eighttrainsintheCaaoadeMountaim. vianewtwo- o-
VHF radio telephone equipmeut. Why theme? Because up in that lofty land of he?l y
weattgzélwe cg: gieatlérl expedlch movement of your fieight by keeping all mwmzyn
cons ym uc W 1 ea 0 ...eventh they ‘
‘ tuned for further details .. . . ough may be 3 111113 ‘9‘“. Keep
, ‘—
Engineer to conductor : “OK, we’re highbamngl” '
Our new “end to end" radio communication also means safer handling of your
‘ freight. In case of trouble—a hot box or sticking brakes—the engineer is told instantly.
Northern Pacific is taking many other important steps to give you better shipping.
We’re buying new diesel power, building new freight cars, improving our right-of-way,
and streamlining our loading-and-unloading procedures. Dial us next time ybu have a
really tough shipping problem! .
~ 213 North Cascade Kennewick Phone 642
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education or training to Cover it
the VA emphasized. ’
Periods of enrollment far on
the-job training and in short, in. ‘
tensive courses usually include
the entire extent of the training
course. Enrollment periods for
veterans in schools below col.
lege level most commonly are
the ordinary school years.
Q. I am .a widow of a World
War II veteran. Am I entitled to
a VA guaranteed G. I. loan?
A. No. The loan guaranty pri
vilege is limited to World War
II veterans.
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KENNEWICK nuaécrlak's
Phone 5061 No. ‘l Kennewick Av..-
Church Group to
Attend Institute
With Mountain Air Camp on
the American river as their des- a
lination, a number of senior '
S'OUth and the pastor. the Rev. -‘__
A. C. Wischmeier of the Meth~ “f
odlst church. left Sunday utter-Or
noon to amend an Institute be- ’
ing held there till: week. Pastor .
Wisehmeler will be at camp for
the week and will lead a course
entitled “Our Christian Falth."
Those going from Kennewick
were Marva Bennett. Kay Wat.
kins. Mildred Campbell, Barb
ara Richards and Marvin Osbor
ne. They will all return Sat
urday afternoon.
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