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Mwick To Vofe For Clear, Clean And Sdfe Wafer Mondayfi
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After a forceful talk against
the proposed Columbia Valley
Authority by Attorney Rogers of
Pasco last Tuesday, F. P. Mever
den, Kiwanis program chairman,
is scouring the woods for a
speaker to uphold the CVA. But
the rebuttal to Rogers’ talk isn’t
due for about a month. because
the Kiwanis club is booked up
that far ahead with other talent
on subjects having nothing to
do with the CVA.
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Meverden says he has several
persons in mind for the next
CVA talk. and a decision will be
announced soon on who the
speaker is to be. The Kiwanis
club, taking no side of the ques
tion, is 'anxious to present both
sides on this controversy which
has a definite bearing on the
development of public power in
the northwest.
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One of the big crops in any
irrigated country is weeds. Ben
ton county and the Kennewick
district haVe their share. Weeds
along the highways look bad,
but many new residents of the
country districts have no means
of cutting. In this case. can it be
handled by the county with the
property owner paying for the
cutting along his land? That is
what one property owner wanted
to know. We couldn’t answer the
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Subscribers not receiving
their Courier-Reporter should
floaty the oiiice at once. We
mention this because a change
has been made in the method
of addressing and some errors
may be made while the
changeover is being made.
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To say that the boys and girls
who staged the 1949 Kennewick
fair and rodeo are pleased is to
put it mildly. Everything this
year apparently turned into suc
cess. Crowds were even larger
than anticipated. Nobody can
figure out just why the crowd
for the parade was around twice
any previous year. One guess is
that a big part of the turnout
was because the rodeo proved
popular. Another is that it 'was
well advertised. Those streamers
in the Courier-Reporter, Pasco
Herald and in the Tri-City Her
ald. which were handled as
news, reached into almost all
the homes inrthe _ Trinity area»
And that ‘area, after all, ‘has
around 60,000 population to draw
from. On top of these, we had
visitors here from far and wide.
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School enrollment is up again.
Whether the Hanford project
runs at boom form or stabilizes
at its present capacity _for em
ployment, the increase in popu
lation grinds on. Kennewick Will
have need for more school facili
ties this year, next year, and the
next, and next and next.
Woman's Purse Stoien
Herman Cronin, 504 North
Dayton. Kennewick, _ reported the
theft of a woman’s purse to Ken
newick police Tuesday. A win
dow screen was removed and
the purse taken. It was found
outside the window with the $33
it mntained. missing. '
' Kennewick’s Business
And Professional People
Introducing today two brothers
In the drug business.
FRANK L. Vlsqsn
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Donald was born in Tacoma
and Frank in Spanaway, Wash..
so both are among the native
Washingtonians of this area.
The Visgers came to Kenne
wick in 1931 with their father,
Frank A. Visger, who operated a
drug store here for Clarence
King. It was known as King’s
Pharmacy. Mr. Visger bought the
store in 1933 and changed the
name to Vlsger’s Drug. He sold
the store to his two sons last
May and they have recently been
making improvements and have
plans of enlarging the business.
Mr. Visger Sr. has retired and
is now on a vacation. He recent-
Whéiifib I. VISGER
Don'f F orgef To C onfribufe To The K ennewick Hospifal F und.’
VOL. XXXV. No. 22
Kennewick residents go to the
polls Monday to vote on a reve
nue bond issue which would per
mit the city to purchase the two
existing services now serving
In addition to the purchase, a
favorable vote would permit the
city to expand and modernize
Kennewick’s present water pic
ture. '
According to Dick Rector, city
superintendent, the proposed
new water system will cost an
estimated $1,000,000 with finan
cial provisions made for an addi.
tional $150,000._
(hes! Goal
ls $9,500
A tentative goal of $9,500 has
been set for the Community
Chest drive .in Wick and.
’the surrounding parts ‘o’f‘the city.
The drive gets under way during
the month of October. Ted Wags;
ner, chairman of the board of di
rectors for the drive in Kenne
wick, made .the statement after
a recent meeting during which
beneficiary organizations pre
sented their budgets for the com
ing year.
i The Boy Scouts asked for
$3000; the Girl Scouts $1550;
jWashington Children’s Home,
13750, of which $250 is contingent
upon their opening an office in
the Tri-City area. '
Other budgets presented were:
Campfire Girls, $1200; Y.M.C.A.,
$300; and the-Kennewick recrea
tion commission, $2500.
Representatives of Hover, who
attended the meeting, said that
funds raised in their area would
be added to those secured in
ly visited in Wisconsin and now
is fishing. in the Cascades in
Western Washington.
Donald and Frank both are
members of the American Leg
ion, the former having served in
the navy and Frank in the army.
Frank belongs to the Kennewick
Gun club. Donald was division
supervisor in the commercial
facilities division of General
Electric at Hanford before join
ing his brother here. Both say
they expect to join more of the
civic organizations when they
complete the reorganization of
their business so more time will
be available. '
Both brothers like to fish and
hunt and they like target shoot
ingéslioth also collect Indian arti
@ll2 Kenmmirk , Olnurier- ”flepnrtrr
These costs include purchasing
the Kennewick Irrigation District
and Pacific Power and Light
company system and rebuilding
them into one system with ample
water for all needs.
Rector said water in the city
owned and operated system will
be clear and free of odor and ob
jectionable taste. It will fully
comply with state health depart
ment requirements.
Meanwhile, other city officials
pointed out that the PP&L and
KID have not kept pace with
growth of the city. They reported
the Kennewick Irrigation district
cannot finance additional expan
sion while Pacific Power has
been ordered out of the water
business by the Security Ex
chang§_co_rrimis§i_on. ‘
At the same time it was
pointed out that passage of the
bbnd issue will not place a tax
burden on the city. Engineers
have reported the new water sy
stem will pay of; the bonds from
its earnings.
In addition, the earnings will
accumulate a surplus to pay for
future extensions and additions.
Mayor Urban Keolker in urg
ing all-nitiunsto’votgmor con
on ..the issue declared that ap
proximately 1100 votes must be
cast in order to put the bond
He- said the law requires that
the total vote cast be at least 50
per cent of the total cast in the
last general state election. 01
this vote the bond issue, in order
to carry; must gain a three-fifths
majority of the votes cast.
"Thank Z.
To All ' -
Benton county fair and rodeo
officials Friday issued a broad
side “thank you” which. they
said, they hoped would cover all
of the' many persons and firms
which were instrumental in mak
ing the fair and rodeo a “grand
A. C. Amon, president of the
Benton County Fair association,
and. Orin Lande and Pat Owens
of the rodeo organization, start
ed to name the persons and or
ganizations entitled to receive
the expressions _of thanks, but
the list began getting so long
that the plan was abandoned.
“We’re afraid we might leave
out some of the most deserving
this way, and we haven’t the
time it would take to compile a
complete list,” said Amon.
The two organizations, which
had promoted the biggest events
and the biggest crowds in Ken
newick history, started prepara
tions for next year the minute
the fair and rodeo were .over
Even before the street banners
and store decorations had been
torn down, the county fair and
rodeo organizations had confer
red to sum up their mistakes and
make plans to avoid them next
Many comments were heard
on what had taken place during
the three days of the fair and
two at the rodeo. People in gen
eral said they were surprised
and pleased at the results. But
some said they would have liked
more trick riding at the rodeo,
a little less calf roping. Some
said they would prefer less bron
(Continued on Page 2).
Here For Visit
Carl H. Spiegelberg, plant
pathologist with the pineapple
research institute of Honolulu.
Mrs. Spiegelberg. and three chil
dren, were in Kennewick Tues
day to see old acquaintances.
Mr. Spiegelberg visited his sister
Marie Spiegelberg in Spokane
and was on his way to California.
The Spiegelberg family came to
Kennewick in 1913 and farmed
for many years where the Hi-
Land Theatre is now located.
15,000 Saw Fair And Rodeo Parade In Kennewick
Presenting a smart appearance. the Benton County Sheriffs I
Pane was one at the leading riding groups taking part in the
Although the actual key to the city wasn't tendered anyone.
thousands of people took advantage of the invitation issued
by the Chamber of Commexce float. Not entered for honogl. the
A comedy theme for a serious cause. Laughs galore greeted
the Kennewick Hospital association's float in the big parade
I parade last Saturday. The posse didn't enter the competition
as they were the host group to: the big lodeo. - '
float was typical of tho week-end celebration which was an.
I open house attain
(Columbia Photo Lab photon Courier engravings.)
| last Saturday. The float dramatized the need for a community
hospital in Kennewick.
5: a Copy—s3.oo a You
See lolal
OI 3.300
Kennewick public schools.
which bulged with enrollment
last year, Friday were only three
days away from the Opening of
the new term with prospects for
an enrollment this year above
3,300. _
Assistant Principal Carl Witt
released figures on enrollment
of new students which showed
that the school population un
doubtedly would gain a net 0!
about 240 this year over last.
Witt reported 290 new students
who were not in school last year
had registered. These were broke
en down this way: Primary
grades 144: intermediate grades
49; junior high schOOI 60; sean
high school 37: total 290.
ill) 088361812381)
Based on average registrations
obtained in other years before
school opening. it was estimated
that about 100 new students are
yet to register when general reg
istration is held Monday. But
it also was estimated that there
would be a falling off of former
students of about 150. That
would leave a net gain of 240
At the close of last year's ten-g,
the registration in all the grades
totalled 3.100. Therefore, enroll
ment is expected to reach above
them mark before thee. .
at neit‘ week. “ ‘.
‘- feathers meeting will '
{Continued on Page 2)
To Put ‘
Drive Over;
More than 100 members of as?
field and farm committees d 1
the Kennewick Hospital‘ Fund.
drive emerged from a meeting
‘Tuesday night embued with a
i new resolve to put the drive over.
; The workers met in the Kenne
wick high school auditorium.
Fund Drive Director Page 15
Carter told the workers that even
though they had heard the same
story many times, it was still
necessary to repeat the basic in.
structions several-times daily to
some workers who do not under
stand it.
. Carter explained that the drive
18 behind schedule at present and
there is little hope of completing
the campaign by the 'original
closing date. He also told the
workers that the 819,000 rung up
by Bud Alden‘at the talkathon is
not all in the bank as yet. Sorne
$6,000 is represented in pledges
not yet turned in by field work
. The meeting was called to de
termine what is wrong with the
drive, and to discuss means of
revitalizing the campaign. It was
the concensus of opinion that the
average field worker is some
what at a loss to know how
much the people she contacts
should give.
Carter said that this is an indi
vidual problem of the citizens of
the community and the field
worker's responsibility lies in
bringing home to each person
she contacts the fact that he or
she must give every cent possible
if the drive is to succed.
In some cases this will be only
a few dollars.
Persons living on small pen
sions cannot be expected to give
very much. “0n the other hand."
Carter said. “There are some peo
ple in the community who can
afford very substantial amounts.
It is up to the field worker who
contacts these people to convince
them that every penny they can
afford must be donated to the
Hospital Fund."
One member of the audience
suggested that each person do
nate a minimum of 50% of his
income tax. This suggestion was
discussed at some length and re
ferred to the Fund Drive council.
Don Skirving. vice president of
the Hospital association, who
was in the audince, said: “We
must face reality. Determine how
we can salvage everything we
can from the drive and concen
trate on how it can be done; not
how it can’t ‘ : done.”

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