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WEEKEND
: V' W 391!“
' By I w. HANSON .
Edit». The Condor-Reporter
We’ll take off with this today:
Although only a land lubber and
having served only in the army
branch of the service, we are
against lowering the fighting
strength of our navy.
.t O .
Here is the line of reasoning:
During the war, lying in a fox
hole-swarms of German fighter
planes tried to rout out a dough
boy but to no avail. Only way to
get a man out of a foxhole is
to advance on him with some
thing on the ground, such as a
tank or a better man or two men.
Only way to get U. S. tanks and
men into fighting areas is by sea
since we are thousands of miles
away from the areas which
would become battlefields. Only
way to surround a country bor
dered largely by water is by us
ing a navy. So, from a land lub
ber, it's “Long Live the Navy,”
“Long Live "the Airforce,” and
“Long Live the Army,” united
under one general command but
with all three branches as proud
and effective as they ever were.
We pause to thank Jack
Phillips oi the Pasco Herald.
ies including the Kennewick
nighiands migaiion project
as one oi his paper's aims.
What is needed on both sides
o! the sive: is more in'igaied
acreage. More such acreage
Win help both communities
wheihes it is on the south or
new: side.
O O O
The baseball situation is look
ing much better in the Tri-Citles
Les Babcock, Mayor Urban Keol
ker. the Owenses. Gene Spauld
ing, R. W. Carriger of Richland,
and Howard Moftat and others
took the bull by the horns when
the league officials issued an
ultimatum that something con
crete had to be done it the trans
fer was to be okehed. Those of
the Tri-Cities who haven’t driven
out into the Highlands to view
the new ball park, should do
so. That it will be a major league
park in all respects seems cer
tain now. Not only will we have
a real board fence and seating
can”!!! 0!. 5.000 or more. but al
ga business wufiflmm
dressing room owers
and all' that.
mm ' Sels
lag!” for .
NOV.~ 'lsl .
A district Parent-Teachers as-‘
sedation conference . has been‘
scheduled for Richland on Nov.;'
1. it was announced recently.
it will be the last of 15 which
were‘held during October. Each
conference is a minature con
vention with all P-TA associa
tions in the district represented
amen officers and chairmen.
conferences started Oct. 5
in Spokane.
The district president to be
aresent at Richland is Mrs. John.
arvas. Walla Walla. Featured
speaker .will be Miss Nelle
Shagan, Chicago, field consult
ant for the national congress of'
parents and teachers.
Others to be present are Mrs.‘
George M. Crampton. Spokane,
president of the Washington con- ‘
ms; Mrs. Herman Nordfors,
gview, fourth vice 'presidentgi
and Mrs. Roy L. Bush, Olympia,‘
national Parent-Teacher maga
zine and publications chairman.
There is apossibility that Mrs.
Pearl A. Wanamaker, state
school superintendent, may be
gaunt" at the meeting. Dr.
ph i. 'i'hayer, associate pro
fessor of economics at Washing
ton State college. is also travel
ing with the group speaking on;
“Where the Money Comes From”!
Kennewickite
Islniurecl In
Car Collision
E. R. Mcßride, Route 1, Kenna.
wick, was taken ‘to Our Lady of
tourdes hospital in Pasco for
observation after two cars collid.
ed on Washington street north
at Frazier road Monday mom
3.
Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Foraker
who conducted the investigation
of the accident reported that Mc-
Bride's car was hit by one driv
en by Andrew F. Stoops, South
Washington street.
According to Foraker. Stoops
pulled out onto Washington
street and was hit almost head
on by Mcßride. Foraker added
that the damage to Mcßride's car
was extensive, as it rolled over.
Rev. Johnson
Club Speaker
Dr. Recter Johnson of Yakima
was speaker at a dinner meet
ing of the newly organized Me
thodist Brotherhood of the Methoo
dist church held Wednesday
evening in the church dining
room. A ham dinner was served
to sixty-five men by the Joy
Circle, the young married woo
mens group. The Triple Trio
from Junior high entertained
with a group of songs and Ro
bert Hunsley of the high school
faculty gave several piano num
bers. An election of officers nam
ed Fred Spitzer as president. Don
Doyle, vice president and Duane
Camnbeli, secretary-treasurer. _
O O O
VOL. XXXVI. No. 3| .
SERIER‘ ELECTED BENTON FAIR HEAD
Colonel Hobkins fo Have Charge‘ of Wafer Sysfem.
Io (reale
New (in
Deparlm'l
Mayor Urban Keokler an
nounced Thursday at a chamber
of. commerce meeting that Col.
Ed Hopkins, now in Alaska, had
been appointed to have charge
of the new Kennewick domestic
water system.
Keolker said Hopkins had ac
cepted the office and was ap
plying ,for release from his du
ties as U. S. sanitary engineer
in Alaska to come to Kennewick
to taketthe job. ‘
A new engineering depart
ment of the city government will
be Organized to handle the water
system, the sewer system. streets,
and building inspection, and :
Hopkins will head the depart-‘
ment, said . Keolker. ‘ I
The job first was offered Odes‘
Sloan of the Pacific Power M
Light company but Sloan decid-‘
ed to remain with the company,‘
said Keolker. -
' Keokler said the bonding
company ha’d offered to make
available $500,000 immediately
of the million dollars to be rais
ed by‘bond sales. -
Following Keolker. Project En
gineer Norman Haner told C. 'of
C. members that the cost ‘Ol the
wells system being insulted will
be about $50,000 comp , d to
$300,000 which would have been
spent it a filtration system. were
installed. .
|Demos To Hear
iTom'Mart-‘in At
Pullman, M994}
State Tieasurer Tom Martin
will be principal speaker Sun
day at the Fourth District De
mocratic council meeting in Pull
man. it was learned Wednesday.
The meeting will be in the
Washington hotel. Martin will
discuss “State Finances and
Conditions.”
Expecting to attend from this
area are Herschel! Kidwell,
Franklin county representative
on the executive board; State
Rep. Ole Olson. Roy West and
Mrs. Alice Hogan West,~national
committeewoman from Washing
ton state. Glenn Admire, county
chairman, also expects to at
tend. ' ‘ '
The executive committee will
meet at 11 am. and the council
immediately after lunch.
Invited to attend are Sen. War.
ren G. Magnuson, Rep. Henry M.
Jackson and Rep. Hugh Mitchell.
Royal Neighbors,
Star And Other
Meetings Coming
Twenty-{iv} Year Membership
club of the Royal Neighbors will
meet with Mrs. W. L. Foraker at
115 Fourth Ave. least on Friday,
November 11.
Alma Chapter Order of East
ern Star will meet in the Ma
sonic Hall on Washington street
Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8. p. m. All
visiting members are especially
invited to all meetings.
The regular meeting of the
Finley Grange Auxiliary will be
at the hall On Wednesday, Nov.
8 at 10 a. m. for an all-day quilt
ing. Bring ~ needle. thimble, ‘scis
sets and sack lunch. Members
are expected to attend as final
plans will be made for the tur
key dinner to be given in the
hall Nov. 5. There will be elec
tion of officers. All Grange la
dies and any others who wish to
help with quilting are especially
invited.
Phoebe Circle W.S.C.S. will
meet at the home of Mrs. Frank
Mason Wednesday, Nov. 2. with
Mrs. James Johnston assisting.
Mrs. P. N. Norton will lead de.
votions, and Mrs. A. C. Amon,
the study.
Current Events ,club will meet
with Mrs. R. Q. Macmahon Fri
day. Oct. 28. assisting hostess.
Mrs. Payne. Program paper by
Mrs. George Adams on the Na
tional Health Insurance bill.
Campfire Girls? iii—l‘ _éeli _fiavy
Day tags next Saturday on the
streets. . -
Slrike Waler In 2d
(lover Island Well!
' &
Clover Island drillers, seeking
pure and adequate water for
Kennewick's new municipal wa
ter system, have struck water
in the second well at a depth of
55 feet.
Meanwhile. tests on the No. 1
well which came in on October
13. show a “zero” rating for pol.
lution. The hardness of the water
will be tested at a later date.
Flow from the No. 1 well has
Eh: Kmfirmirk anurirr- Kmartpr
VFW District
Officers Will
Méet Nov. 6
A meeting of the 17th Veterans
of Foreign Wars district officers
has been set for Nov. 6 at Rich
land, L. E. Bonnett, district com
mander, said Friday.
A noon dinner will be served
the officers at the Richland
American Legion hall. The VFW
auxiliary will hold its district
meeting at the same time. ‘
Washington state department
commander, H. T. Armstrong,
Yakima, is scheduled to be pres
ent for the meeting. Gus Par
tidge, Tacoma, department chief
of staff, also has made tenta
tive plans to attend the meet
ing. '
District 17, the newest district
in the state, includes posts from
Pasco to Sunnyside. _
Sfolen - \
Safe Is
Found ,
A safe, _stolen from Glen
Sherman's Food store at 1401
Kennewick avenue Vin Kenne
wick Aug. 19, was recovered Sun
day by- a hunter, the Benton
County Sheriff's department re
poged Monday m9rnin_g._ _ _
The safe was found by Bill
Dickison. Deputies Chuck Lam
berson and Bill Foraker went .to
the spot where the safe was
found and ,on‘it to the Rich-l
land Patrol office, Where" it was
photographed and checked for
fingerprints. ‘“
Kenn _ ewicktli Fire; Chief. Herb
Malchow, accompa ied the offi
cers and took several plctures'of
the ’safe before it was moved.
Sherman lost approximately
$1,200 in cash which was in the
safe at the time it was stolen. In
addition, $l5O worth of cigar
ettes was taken. 1
Lytle ls Head
Of Committee
Owen Lytle,; manager of the
furniture department at Wash
ington Hardware & Furniture
company, has been named chair
man in charge of promotion of
the Hallowe'en festivities in Ken
newick Friday evening. The zan
nouncement was made by Dave
Trunkey of the Kennewick Retail
Merchants Bureau.
Lytle, long active in Kenne
wick civic circles, s’aid plans
were being completed for an out
standing celebration that would
fumish entertainment for both
old and young Friday night. The
festivities are slated to begin at
7 p.m., and will continue as long
asktlhe crowd cares to remain, he
$8 I
‘ The merchants of Kennewick
will tie in with the big Hallow
een party with a “Carnival of
Bargains” for both Friday and
Saturday. A number of mer
chants are planning carnival
booths inside their stores, and
instead of bobbing for the tra
ditional apple, customers _will be
given a chance to bob for un
usual bargains.
Lytle said everyone living in
or near the Tri-Cities are extend
ed an invitation to join in Ken
newick’s Halloween festivities,
and that there would be plenty
of fun for everyone.
Students Bill *
Minstrel Show
“Mammy’s little baby loves
shortenin' bread. Polly Wally
Doodle. Carry Me Back ”to Ole
Virginny." .
That’s what Kennewick’s sixth,
grade students are singing these
days in preparation for their Min
strel show which will be given
Nov. 3 in'the high school audi
torium.
There‘ll be jokes, dancing, sing
ing and fun for everyone. ‘
been 690 gallons 3 mlnute, such
flow being described by city of
ficials as “fine". They explained
that one well, by itself. was
never considered as providing a
sufficient supply.
Strasser and Sons. the Port
land firm which has the con
tract for the drilling on Clover
Island, will drill the third well
called-for by the contract as soon
as the No. 2 well is developed. _
Church (o;
Mails Oul
Remillance
Church Grape Juice Co., has
announced a price of $45 a ton
this year for Concord grapes. ‘
This is $5 more than the 1948
price, but $25 a ton below the
1947 price.
Donald Sherwood of Walla
Walla, vice president of Church,
announced the price, set despite
“the net margin of profit realiz
ed by .the company in the past
year was the lowest experienced
in the ,past 10 years of opera
lon. . .' o
The price is 1.0.1). the grower’s
field. Producers had been ad
vanced $25 a ton at time of de
livery to the Kennewick plant.
Many growers had feared this
advance would be the final price
since S4O a ton—the 1948 price—
was advanced last year.
CHECKS MAR-ED FRIDAY
Checks covering the balance
were mailed Friday to producers.
.Reduced yields in the eastern
Concord “grape belt" may have
effected the Yakima valley price,
observers believed. Growers
there were getting SBS a ton with
a promise of additional divi
dends when processors sold their
product.
Reasons for the price differ
tial between the eastern grape
markets and those of the Yaki
ma valley were scrutinized sev
eral weeks ago by a federal
grand jury. Church and several
other Yakima valley processors
were indicted on charges of
price fixing and attempts to dis
courage~~ competition. . _
30 rams-r LOWER
Sherwooq 7 ppm-ted 1114; .this,
year’s pack was about 30 percent
below earlier restlimates. new
frost: 3&ch 1m winter»
blamed. However. he said the
1949 tonnage processed”; still was
the second largest in history. The
(See Clwrch Co., Page 2)
library '
Pyoblems
Discussed
Triécity librarians and trus
tees Thursday discussed their
problems with Mrs. Carma Zim
merman, state librarian, and
Mrs. Arthur J. Quigley, president
of the Seattle Public library
board.‘ ,
They are conducting a series
of regional meetings in eastern
Washington- . _
They met‘ in the morning at
the Mid-Columbia library in
Kennewick, Attending were Mrs.
Curt Benninghoven and Mrs. W.
W. Geode, Mid-Columbia trus
tees, and Mrs. T. W. Payne, Ken
newick public library board
member. .
In the afternoon Mrs. Zimmer
man and Mrs. Quigley, who was
one of the University of Wash
ington library school’s first
teachers, met in Pasco with Pas
co .library trustees, Mrs. E. V.
Hurley, W. C. Kirchner and A. M.
Haylett, and the librarian, Mrs.
Edna Lindbarger. _ .__
Mrs. Zimmerman and Mrs.
Quigley left Pasco for Walla
Walla where they will conduct
another meeting. Miss Doris
Roberts, Mid-Columbia reference
librarian, will participate in a
panel discussion of library prob
lems there.
'Kennewick Male
Quartet Formed
The male quartet for the Ken
newick senior high has been se
lected for this year. Members
are Harold Myers, first tenor.
Ronald Bracken, second tenor,
Arvon Curtis, baritone, and Pet
eriLuvaas, bass, 7 _ _ _
This group will again furnish
entertainment throughout the
Tri-City areas as in the past. So
many. fine voices tried out for
quartet this year, ‘the selection
was very difficult to make.
Miss Arleene Williams will ac
company the group.
Grape Growers
Rap Prices " ‘
Organization of a grape grow..-
ers association for Benth-
Franklin counties was discusSed
Friday evening at a meqting. 0f
the Kennewick Valley Grange.
H. de .Schepper, Pasco grower.
discussed prospects of such an
organization and a grange
spokesman said the 35 members
present endorsed the idea.
At the same time the grange
members came out as opposed to
the low price which is being
paid in the Tri-City area for
grapes ,
KENNEWICK. WASHINGTON. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 28. 1949
The Weekly Newspaper
- The-Kennewick Courier-Reporter as a weekly news
paper has been a losing proposition financially for owners
and management for many many months.
This trend started soon after Kennewick had local
daily newspaper service in the fall of 1947. ~
A new era came to Kennewick with the development
of the atom. Kennewick hasn’t been the same since this
event and neither has our entire world.
Kennewick is on the high road of progress and growth
and readers and merchants have indicated conclusively
they want daily news and circulation not only in Kenne
wick but in Pasco and Richland too.
The community has plainly indicated that it wants
and will support the daily paper. So with this issue the
Kennewick Courier-Reporter takes a step forward in keep
ing with our times and becomes the Courier-Herald, merg
ing with the Pasco Herald and will be published hence
forth as a Saturday morning newspaper,~complete with
Itive news of the area, state and nation—and weekly news
no. . -
The era of the weekly newspaper in its strictest
sense'is over. Kennewick is living in an age of progress
and its acceptance of the Daily has been proved most
conclusively.
So therefore, new, up-to-date, atomic charactertistics
are being added to a famous, 35-year-old staunch Benton
county institution.
' It will be a live, alert, eVer-growing, ever-expanding
newspaper. ~
We guarantee it! ‘
levee (onslrudion _
Now Wellflnder Way
Construction of almost three
miles of levees to protect Rich
land from a 16-foot rise in the
Columbia 'river when McNary
dam is oompleted’in 1953 is well
under way this week. _ '
Work is being concentrated on
an 8,000-toot stretéh‘ Lot levee
along Heine's avenue. It "will
.59.“. atfigngnd nest-me
northern o hou'ses‘l‘n Rich
land and tie in with the rose
garden between the Desert Inn
find the Village theatre.
~” This levee will cover the his
toric “Miracle Mile” levee which
was thrown up in the spring of.
1948 ,to protect low-lying parts
of Richland from the rampaging
Columbia river.
Bulldozers and shoves are
tearing up shgeds of the sand:
bags laid in the emergency. The
new levee will be much- longer
than the .Miracle Mile.
Kiwanis Club
At Kennewick
Reelects Jones
Dr. Robert E. Jones was re
elected president of the Kenne
wick Kiwanis club at the Tues
day luncheon meeting. The oth
er incumbent officers, Frenoy P.
Meverden, first vice-president,
and Carl Witt, second vice-pres
ident, were picked for a second
term. -
Two men, Herb Malchow and
George Jones, were retained on
the board of directors. New
members of the board are Chuck
Noyes, Tom Gillis, Fred Shoe
maker, Fred Spitzer and Ted
Wagner. -
Farmers’ Market
Being Studied
v ,
Organization of a farmers'
market in Kennewick was dis
cussed at a recent meeting of the
Kennewick Valley Grange.
Chet Durdle said a Kennewick
Chamber of Commerce agricul
tural committee had found a
good location for such a market,
where farmers could offer their
produce for sale. He estimated a
capital investment of about
$20,000 was needed to organize
such a venture. _ A _
"fié ss6de 7 advantages and
disadvantages of a market.
Kennewick Plans
For Christmas
Plans were completed Tuesday
for the “most elaborate" Christ
mas street decorations in Kenne
wick’s history at a meeting of
the Kennewick Retail Merchants
bureau.
A contract was awarded for
the decorations, which are to be
in place for Kennewiat’s formal
Christmas- opening Nov. 18-19.
Details or the opening are to . .-
announced later.
The bureau also voted that
Kennewick stores wil be closed
Armistice Day, Nov. 11.
Pair To Attend
Salt Lake Meeting
--f" _-_,__ 7 , 7- -7--7‘.,‘
E. J. Brand. manager; of the
Kennewiclfi Irrigation District.
and Ross ank, secretary of the
Kennewick Chamber of Com
merce. will leave for Salt Lake
City the first of next week to at.
tend the annual meeting of the
INational Reclamation Associa
tion on Nov. 2, 3 and 4.
Other levees to be constructed
by the army engineers will be
a 2800~foot wall in a semi-circle
around the sewage disposal plant
and a 3500-igoot levee to protect
low parts of southwest Richland
from the raised Yakima river.
This levee Will connect with the
runway of the'C.P.A. airport and
tie in with‘high ground to the
west. . . I 1? I
' Parts of the airport runway
had to be raisedas mush as, five
feet to bring them up to the level
of the top or the levee. The
runway will continue in use. ‘
.~ Ray Garnet is resident enginr
ear for the army on the. job. The
contract was awarded to Parker-
Schramm construction company
ot'Portla‘nd. ' -
' The top of the levee will be
about five and one-half feet
above the level of Haines av
enue at the, south end, Garnet
said. Because Haines climbs to
ward' the north, the height of
the levee will appear to decrease
at the other end.
Four feet of proposed levee
height along Haines was “lapped
off" the south end to retain the
view for residents. Garnet ex
plained that if another great
flood comes, sandbags can be
placed along that section to pro
tect the houses. ‘
McNary dam will back the riv
er up 16 feet at Richland, Garnet
said.. The present level of the
Columbia is 324 feet above sea
level. When the dam is complet
ed, the level will be 340 feet.
A 3,300-foot interceptor drain
is being built along the land
side of part of the levee. This
will intercept drainage to . a
pump where it will be lifted over
the levee.
Levees will be almost com
, (See Levee, Page 2) >
Kennewick Police
Leave For School
Kennewick’s police were well
represented at the special police
school at Walla Walla Monday.
Three officers and one police
clerk left Kennewick at 1 p. m.
for the regular Monday session.
Attending are Officers Gordon
Richardson, Arthur Elsner, Louis
Boscola and Clerk Dale Houston.
Front Street Opened
Front street, from Dayton to
Fruitland avenue, is being op
ened by the Kennewick city
street department, City Superin.
tendent Dick Rector announced
Monday. V
So far, the street has been
widened. Street Superintendent
Joe Stradling’s crew will grade
the street and gravel it at a
later date, Rector said.
Plans Completed For
Visil .Bv .Govetnor... __
Plans tor the reception for
Governor Arthur 8.-.Langlie have
been formulated 'for Friday eve
ning, Nov. 18, Wlen he will be
in Kennewick to speak at the
Kennewick Christian . church's
$lO turkey dinner for benefit of
its bulldflng fund.
" Immec iately following the din-
L‘ner and program. those who pur-
fchase tickets for the event will
go to the church chapel. where
all will get an opportunity to
meet Governor Langlie person.
ally. The reception committee
will include the following: Mr.
and Mrs. Jess Vinson, Mr. and
Backwaler
Will (ul
Current '
The McNary, dam backwater
will cut the Columbia river’s
current approximately in halt-at
Richland, Bay Garnet, resident
engineer for the army engineers
said Friday. - . . . a .
. The, cur-rent at Pasco and Ken
newick will be cut a little more
than half, he explained. ' The
current will ' decrease until lit
aeaches practically zero at the-
Water at Richland will rise 16
feet above its present level. The
flood of the spring of '4B reached
about 345iteet; {the :level or the
data backwater will be 340 feet.
The river today at Richland
stands‘326leet. - V K;
4-H Program .
At Benton City
(the Benton City Community
Club ball will be the center of
the 1949 4-H Achievement pro
gram this Satui‘day, according to
Morris Bell. assistant agriculturL
a 1 extension agent.
4-H members, ,volunteer lead
ers, .and parents will get togeth
er Saturday to see a review of
4-H accomplishments during
1949. Awards for clubs, volun
teer leaders and 4-H members
will be arranged during the
afternoon program which will
start at one. ’ ,
Other activities of Achieve
ment Day include recreation be
ginning at 10 a.m. and a potluck
dinner at noon. Everyone who is
interested in ’ seeing“ the work
done by this volunteer youth or
ganization is invited to come to
Benton City for the Benton Coun
ty 4-H Achievement. prdgram. »
Songfesf is- _v .
Slated. Friday ‘
A community sing will be one
of the features of the program
being arranged for Friday night
for the Hallowe’en festivities be~
ing staged by downtown Kenne
wick merchants. -
Owen Lytle, chairman in
charge of promotion. of- Hallow
e'en festivities for the Kennewick
Retail Merchants bureau, said
that details ' for other program
features we're being worked but
Wednesday and that the . com
plete agenda wouldbbe announc
ed Thursday. '
KenneWick C_ity '
Hall Open Again ‘
Kennewick’s city hall is open
for business again after being
closed the latter part of last
week for heating repairs. Instal
lation of a new stoker and boiler
was ‘started Wednesday and
completed late Friday evening.
Mrs. Gene Spaulding, Hr. and
Mrs. Herbert Owens, Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Kirchner. Mr. Vinson
is chairman of the official board
of the Christian church and Mr.
Spauldlng is president of the
chamber of commerce.
During the banquet. which Is
set for 7 o’clock. Richard Riegel
will act as master of ceremonies
at the request of the Rev. E. C.
Hawkins, pastor of the church.
As official representative ot-‘the
City of Kennewick. Mayor Ur~
ban Keolker will do the honors
in introducing Governor Langlie‘
to the dinner guests.
Sc 0 Copy— $3.00 a Yea:
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F. lampson
Association
V.Presidenl
Kenneth E. Serier was elected
president of the Benton Fair as
sociation for the next year at
the annual meeting of the share
holders Monday night.
Other officers elected were
Frank Lampson, Kennewick
Highlands farmer, vice presi
dent; E. C. Tweet, Kennewick
banker, treasurer; and Lynn
Thompson, Kennewick account
ant, recording secretary.
Past President A. C. Amon an
nounced that he was not a can
didate for reelection and nom
inated Serier to succeed him. The
new president has been an ac
tive fair worker since the Ken
newick fair was revived in 1946.
after it had been inactive for
many years.
Serier. Walter Click and Pat
Owens and others were active in
the Kennewick fair in 1946 held
as part of the Kennewick Grape
Festival. This group secured rec
ognition of the Kennewick ‘fair
from the State of Washington.
and secured state funds for it.
The Benton Fair association was
organized in 1948, in an effort
to put the fair on a permanent
husband at that time Amon was
elected president and Serier,
secretary, in which capacity the
officers served until the meean
last Monday. .
The Kennewick fair was rec
ognized as the official Benton
County fair by the county com
missioners of Benton county in
1948, and as a result of corn
mnnity cooperation. the fair now
has a. permanent home at the
present fair grounds. The 1949
Benton County fair was copsid~
ered a decided success and it is
estimated eat 15.990.920919 nt-
WW . 39m “A! -
‘udfis. and 2%.: _‘ r'nogv
“has two . permanent buildings
;and mm:- substantial "expan
ision gun: the- Bentonmunty j
Mountéfl’mjgas‘an excellent 1",
t (See Lampson. Page 2) *').,
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Philip Moves
To Richland -
R. F. (Bob) Philip. president
of the Scott Publishing Co., Inc.,
which publishes - The 'l‘ri-Clty
Herald, the Kennewick Courier-
Reporter and the Pasco Herald.
has moved into his new house at
Q 4 Delafield street. Richland.
Philip win'devote his full time
and energies to the affairs of The
Tri-City Herald in behalf of the
city of Richland, He stated that
the Herald fully intends to grow
with Richland, its businessmen
and residents.
‘ “The Atomic City is entitled to
the best phaible daily newspa
per service and mallet-am will
render that service," Philip said.
The Herald's new office build
ing, located on the Greenway be
.tween Mickey's'Shoe Repair and
the Elite Shop, will be complet
ed -in about 30 days and Philip
371111, make his headquarters
ere.
. Philip is married and has two
sons. His wife and family will
arrive in Richland in a few days.
- Philip, a native of Tacoma. is
a graduate of the University of
Washington and has been prom
inent in alumni affairs. In World
'War II he commanded a destroy
er in the Pacific theater. He was
sepgrated from the navy late in
194 .
Immediately 'after the war
Philip and Glenn C. Lee. pub
lisher of The Herald, formed the
Philip and Lee export-import
firm in Seattle and have been
prominent in shipping and ex
port circles on the west coast.
Lee also is a former naval offi
cer.
. Philip stated that the ever
growing importance of The Her
aldanditsgrowthlnthe'l‘ri-
City area has led to his decision
to devote his full time to the
paper and to live here in the Tri-
Cities. .
Kennewick Ve';
Past Planning
New Quarters
Kennewick members of ti -
Veterans of Foreign Wars hax
taken the first step towards so
curing their put home.
The post." Thomas Hembrco ‘
post 6927. has taken a lease on ~
a private residence at 325 Ave
nue D and plans to remodel the
home into a club house with ‘
meeting rooms. , .1
Tom Pusey. public relations '{s
Officer for the .post. said the “-3
members would do an the work 53:
,they‘ were able to do by them- §“
‘selves. He added that the post
hoped to be in the new home by ‘
‘the first of next year. . .
Under W. J. Dreith. command- 7
er, the group has been meeting -
in the Recreation hall at Park- ~
‘view homes. . . ‘ ‘

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