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Increasing cloudiness today to
clearing tonight and Sunday.
High temperature today 56 to 66.
Low tonight 30 to 40. ‘
Vol.l. No.l
Richland , Clinches Yakima Valley Conference Title
18 To 0
. 87 D. 3.
BOMBER BOWL. Nov. 4—Rich
’land’s mighty football jugger
naut crushed a baffled but game
Sunnyside team 18-0 here tonight
to put the final clincher on the
1949 Yakima Valley grid confer
ence crown. The Bombers season
record in the league is seven
victories against no losses.
The new conference champions
started slowly but gained mo
mentum rapidly at the start of
the second quarter to smash out
their first touchdown. Once un
leashed, the Bombers hard
hitting ground attack pulverized
the Grizzlies to score successively
in the third and fourth quarters.
Bill Tracy was unable to convert
his three attempts at try for
manna is 001'
Don Fisher, one-half of the
Richland “touchdown twins"
limped oi! the field. after the
sixth play or the game with a
torn ligament in his left .knee.
Dr. Wayne A. Chesledon told the
Herald that Fisher would be
hospitalized immediately. He
said it was very doubtful if the}
Bomber ‘sparkplug would be able
to play Thursday night against
Yakima.. ’
With Fisher out, the big load
fell on . Bill' McCormick’s broad
shoulders. And he had the shoul
ders'to handle it. Ripping and
slashing his way through the
(Continued on Page 7) '
: InaTheAir ,'
V'l'hejtol; nx_spectncula; se‘
rleo'd'air crashes around the
world mounted to 132 deaths
Friday and.made the week the
blackest time for peacetime av
iation since the Memorial Day
weekend crashes of 1947.
The tragic series began last
Friday when an air France Con
stellation smashed into an A -
ores mountain- killing all 48
persons aboard. ' s ‘
Tuesday 55 died when a Boliv
ian P-38 sliced into an Eastern
Air Lines DC-4 over National
Airport at Washington, D.C. This
was the worst airplane disaster
in history.
Crashes of live military planes
and two private planes since
rushed the death toll to 131. The
atest came Friday. when an Air
Force C-82 Transport crash-land
ed in a Louisiana cotton field,
killing a crewman and a cotton
An Air force 3-29 bomber
crashed on takeoff Thursday,
Kindley Field. Bermuda. Thurs
day night, killing 10.
Nine British fliers were be
lieved killed Thursday night
when a Lincoln bomber and a
Mosquito fighter - bomber col
lided over the English channel.
At Toulouse, France, a French
navy Sunderland flying boat
crashed on takeoff Thursday,
killing four.
General Reload .
lob!» Sutton Sued _
NEW YORK. Nov. HlD—Gen.
Mikulas Ferjencik, 44-year-old
former high ranking Slovakian
official. and his wife were order
ed released from Ellis Island to
day where they had been de
tained for almost three months.
The Ferjenciks arrived last Aug
ust aboard a displaced persons
ship from Bremerhaven. They
were sent immediately to Ellis
Island where an official said the
general was being “held as a
suspected Communist.”
Toll Of Starving Babies In san Joaquin
Valley Reminds Oi Grim Depression Days
FRESNO. Calif., Nov. 4—(UP)
—The death toll of infants from
malnutrition rose to eight today
as San Joaquin valley authori
ties investigating migrant labor
conditions uncovered further
shocking cases reminscent of mid
depression years when the Okies
swarmed in the valley.
Dr. Donald Upp, King’s coun
ty health officer, reported un
covering the starvation deaths of
two more infants Oct. 28 and 30
as the probe of “Grapes of
Wrath” conditions moved toward
the end of its first week.
Fresno county otticials reported
two children died here Oct. 30
and Nov. 2 from the same cause
to bring the total by counties to
Fresno, 2; Kings, 5: Kern. 1.
In Tulare county, where no
deaths have yet been reported,
members of the Tulare county
coordinating council of health
and social agencies decided
The Weather
C anwel I Scores Reds
In Governmenf Jobs
Albert F. Canwell, Spokane,
announced Republican senatorial
candidate, last night leveled a
verbal barrage at Communists in
government positions.
At a banquet speech sponsored
by the Franklin county Republi
can central committee in 'Pasco’s
Lewis hotel, he declared:
f‘Our state Initiative No. 172 is
a cleverly designed and decep‘
tive plan to wreck the economy
of this state, and of course, des
troy any security which this
state might be able to provide for
its aged, blind and otherwise ho
neSt dependents. i
“There is no security in bank
ruptcy nor in a program of crip
pling taxation which will curtail
production and pyramid the cost
of living.”
Canwell laid the blame for
passage of the initiative to the
Communists and to the Demo
cratic party for their endorse
ment or the measure. He said
Democratic leaders led members
of the party to endorse it without
informing them it was prepared
and filed by Communists.
Canwell said excessive drains
placed on state funds by an un-
SOund welfare program have jeo
pardized Washington’s military,
educational and highway prog
“The bill is designed to bank
rupt the state,” he said.
Canwell quoted from standard
Communist works to show that
Socialism is a necessary preli
minary step toward Communism.
He described the Brannon Plan
as a‘ 'SOcialistic provision for
price support. It promises high
prices to farmers, low cvosts to
consumers. ‘with the _ 'ryb
cumin: rgith'rtae was?" 0‘ ae
curredtoettectth‘ei)~ .he
contended. . a
.“II we continue to sit idly by
and. permit the dreamers, oppor
tunists and the intentionally vi
cious to take us down this river
of no return called ‘statism" or
‘nationalsocialism’, we are silly
beyond words.” .
Canwell criticized the Demo
cratic administration for think
ing that the Boeing plant in
Seattle is “undetendable and
therefore expendable as well as
Bremerton navy yards, Coulee
dam and Hanford works.
“Such thinking as» this borders
on the subversive," he said. “Cou
lee dam power. might hold the
key to victory in any future war
With Russia." ' .
Aid Order”
Still On
OLYMPIA, Wash, Nov. 4 (UP)
—The state tailed today in its
efforts to get the Thurston coun
ty superior court to dismiss -a
suit ‘which would compel the
social security department to tile
rules and regulations as a mat
ter of public record.
Judge Charles 'l‘. Wright over
ruled assistant attorney-general
Lyle Iverson’s arguments that
the Washington pension union
and several welfare recipients
had no right to bring suit in
the case.
The judge also informed the
state's attorneys that he could
not consider their request to dis
solve the temporary order pre
venting general cuts in welfare
grants until the question of rules
and regulations was decided.
Wright said he would rule on
that question “within a very few
days.” He said the temporary re
straining order would continue
at least until Monday.
“something must be done” fol
lowing an inspection of migrant
labor camps yesterday.
As a sample of how some of
the 150,000 agricultural migx'ants
are living while they hawest the
cotton, fruits and vegetables in
this multi-million dollar farm
land valley, the Tulare group
I—one workers’ camp con
structed of packing box “hous
es." The camp was near a dump
where occupants salvaged dis
carded household articles for
their own use. Children were us
ing the outdoor toilets as “play
houses." Tour members said the
children’s hair looked like it
hadn’t been washed or combed
since birth.
2-one camp of 19 houses had
only two toilets, and six to 10
persons lived in each house.
_ 3—Camp managers complain
mg that while the camps were
Elm @ourierflfiemld
Big Three
To Meet
LONDON. Nov. 4—(UP)-—The
Foreign Ministers of the United
States. Great Britain and France
will meet in Paris next week to
Iron out a potentially serious dis
agreement on German policy, it
was made known today.
The conference is expected to
open Wednesday if U. S. Secre
tary of State Dean Acheson can
get to Paris in time. It may last
a weal; ~ A
sp- air? nammfwz
ar ‘ at we ting my! . ”
a two-day on'é'. But bel. here
13 that questions are likely to
arise which will take longer to
The meeting is likely to de
velop into a major onference on
pending Wefld diplomatic prob
lems, diplomatic quarters be
lieve, including: V
1) The surge of Communism
in. Southeastern Asia and the
question of recognizing the
Chinese Communist regime.
2) The fight of Marshal Tito of
Yugoslavia against the Russian
Egmlin and means of aiding
3) The East West cold war,
especially in view of recent de.
velopments in the cold war and
Tito’s astonishing success in his
defiance of the Soviet Union
and its satelites. -
4) The status of Spain, with
its 28,000,000 people, which is
under a United Nations diplo
matic boycott because of its Na
tionalist regime.
VANCOUVER, Nov. 5 (Saturday)
(CP)— Settlement of 41-month
strike against the Southamq
owned Vancouver Daily Pro
vince was announced today by
Publisher P. C. Galbraith and
Vancouver presidents of the three
allied printing trade unions in
A. Bevis, president of local 226
or the International Typographi
cal union (A.F.L.), said in a
statement .that the agreement
provides for “full recognition and
acceptance or I.T.U. laws” and
re-establishes the Vancouver lo
cal as “having complete juris
diction in the composing room.”
His statement was released simu
taneously with Mr. Galbraith’s..
clean and decent three years
ago the workers failed to take
care of them. Managers said
some of the “hands" are earning
from $lB to S2O a day and “only
want to drink and gamble.’
4 Camp Manager William
Silvers reported his effort to clean
up the camp got him into a fight
and he was shot in the hip.
Madera County Health Officer
Lee A. Stones said that malnu
trition among children of farm
workers was not unusual but
that the fault. lies with the par
ents and not with the county
health and relief agencies.
“You would find the situation
in any county in the San Joaquin
valley,’ he said. “But it is not
a question of want—the cause is
carelessness or lack of knowl
edge among parents."
Dr. Stone said many children
of migrant workers are fed a
diet that would be inadequate
even for adults.
Strike Ends
Kennewick. Benton County, Washington Sam-y Manning. Nov. 5. 1949
G.E., Nine
Other Firms
Draw Fines
Ten electrical firms, including
General Electric and Westing
house, were fined a total of $40,-
000 in federal court today on
their pleas. of no contest to cri
minal anti-trust charges.
In a companion civil case, the
companies also agreed to acon
sent decree enjoining them from
carrying on alleged illegal prac
tices. ‘
The companies were indicted
on charges of conspiring to fix
non-competitive prices for dis
connecting switches and ground
ing switches in the Pacific Coast
area. They also were accused of
exchanging price information
and engaging in bidding and
pricing practices resulting in col
lucive prices on switches sold to
public utility corporations.
William C. Dixon, head of- the
Federal Anti-Trust division on
the West Coast, said the cases
involved sale of hundreds of
thousands of dollars worth of
materials to the Metropolitan
Water District, the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Pow.
er; the Imperial Irrigation Dist
rict and others.
General Electric, Schenectady,
N. Y.; Westinghouse, Pittsburg;
Delta-Star Electric Co., Chicago;
Pacific Electric Mtg. Corp., San
Francisco; and the Railway and
Industrial Engineering C 0.~,
Greensburg, Pa., were fined $5,-
000 each. '
The ‘A. B. Chance. Co., San
-Fran_c_isco;_ (goleflElgctric COl, C3l
ver City. Cal.; lii-Voltage Equip
ment Co., Cleveland; Southern
States ”Equfipment Corp.. Haw
”ton, Pa.; and the Electrical En
gineers Equipment Co., Melrose
Park, 111., were fined $3,000 each.
Chest Drive
Kennewick’s Community Chest
closing date has been postponed
indefinitely due to the slow re
turn of, contributions, Chairman
Bruce Lampson announced Fri
day. .
Lampson said one reason for
the slowness of the drive was
the fact that many workers ap
parently believed they would be
solicited at their places of busi
ness. He pointed out that all so
licitation was carried on through
residential work.
However, the chairman con
tinued, there have been several
bright spots during the drive.
One unexpected source ‘was
Room 201 of the senior high
school which donated $11.31. Bob
Patzer delivered the collection to
Mrs. Eddie Pacot, chairman of
the division in his neighborhood.
Lampson emphasized that oth
ers who haven't been contacted
could follow the example of the
high school students and bring
their donations in. Mrs. Charles
For, executive secretary of the
drive, will accept contributions
at her home, 203 Third Avenue,
Following are the captains who
have cimpleted soliciting and
turned in the donations which
they collected: Mrs. Eddie Pacot.
Mrs. Ralph Soper, Mrs. D. P. Jon
es, Mrs. John Richards, Mrs. Eu
gene Blott, Mrs. A. K. Smith, Mrs.
Ivalee Murray, Mrs. H. Fischer
and Mrs. E. S. Black.
H._ T. Shops
For Votes-
TON, Nov. 4 (UP)— President
Truman shopped carefully am
ong middle western voters today
for ballots to put across his “fair
deal" program next year.
The chief executive iwas on his
way from St. Paul, Minn, where
his address last night was des
cribed in an-obvious tongue-ino
cheek manner by Democratic of
ficials as “non-political.”
The president’s special train
made a number of “non-politi
cal” stops today. From dawn in
Illinois to dusk in Pennsylvania,
the president shook hands with
about every Democrat who pre
sented himself at the trackside
when the train was not moving.
At Willard, 0., he refused to
answer reporters' questions ab
out the re-election campaign of
one of the Truman arch foes.
Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., 0. But
a little girl piped up from swirl
ing light snow clouds, “How do
you like Senator Taft?"
The president boomed back, “I
like him very much."
New Pasco Elks Temple Off To Good Start
CONTRACTORS hm mode a good stat on the 3mm Paco Elks tonipio now being built on
Fourth street just of! of Columbia avenue. This picture shows workmen conotcucting tonne to:
the Moment. Completion is expected within tour month—(Henna photo and engulfing)
NRA Confinues. Opposifion
To All Valley .Aufhorifies
SALT LAKE CITY. Nov. 4—0?)
—The National Reclamation as
sqciatiom reaffirmed townhjts
opposition to valley _a_uthqriti_u‘
[and to federal ownership of sub
}merged lands.
‘ It failed to agree on the con
‘troversial family-size reclama
tion farm issue, however, and
itabled a motion asking for the
{repeal of the 160-acre limit.
It also refrained from taking
a stand officially on the issue of
public or private administration
of reclamation hydroelectric
power. '
The association accepted an in
vitation to meet at Spokane,
Wash., next year.
It re-elected association presi
dent Harry E. Polk, Williston, N.
D., and all Other officers who
sought re-election.
' Meanwhile reclamation com
missioner Michael W. Straus an
nounced that the bureau’s con
struction program during this
fiscal year will approach $387,-
000,000. including a record-break
ing $333,961,638 ’in new funds.;
Straus said «the unprecedented
appropriation s is expedi\ing
work on .35 storage dams, nine
power plants, more than 200 mil
es of canals and other facilities
in the Missouri river basin, Cali
fornia’s central valley, the COIO
- and Columbia basins and
elsewhere throughout the west.
The work schedule for the fol
lowing projects were included in
Starus' summary of the reclama
tion bureau construction pro
gram for the fiscal year ending
next June 30:
Washington—Columbia basin
project, $79,148,757. Miscellan
eous work at Grand Coulee dam:
Continue construction of Grand
Coulee pumping plant; complete
O'Sullivan and South Coulee
dams and continue work on the
if You Fail To
Receive Your
By 6:30 p.m. Monday
Thru Friday—or
7:30 am. Saiurday or
Pasco - - 3366
Kennewick - 6751
Richland - 4-1027
Our service deparimeni will
make deliveries up 10 8 pm.
Monday ihrough Friday; and
up *0 I 0 am. Saturday and
north dam and other featuret ot
equalizing reservoir; continue
work, on main, west. east low ,d
Pm?!”- malt;- continue vfi
‘on asco and Burbank pump, '
units; continue work on, develop
ment program in preparation for
approaching large scale irriga
tion: continue installation oi
power generating facilities. A
full water supply will be provid
ed ior 1,200 acret of land and
334,000 kilowatts 01 hydroelectric;
power will be added’ to Grand
Coulee’s output.‘ -
Washington—Yakima project,
Roza division, $1,021,184. Com
'pletion of pumping plants, la
terals’and transmission line. De
sign work on the Roza power
plant and switchyard will be
Leh‘er C arrie‘rs
To Fefe Visifors
The Letter Carriers o! the Pas
co post office and their wives
will be hosts to outside carriers
and their wives at the annual
district convention tonight. .
Festivities will begin with a
dinner served by the Methodist
Ladies. with the convention and
program being held in the Pasco
recreation center.
Ralph Rodgers. Pasco attorney,
will be master of ceremonies and
’Gordon Newland state president,
will preside over the sessions.
Gordon Bird of Wenatchee, state
secretary is also expected to be
present. Plansfor the state and
national conventions will be dis
fnussed among the order of bus
The national convention, which
meets biennially, is slated to be
held in Vancouver in 1950 and is
expected to be the second largest
convention to be held in the
United States, granting first
honors to the American Legion.
Some 60 persons are expected
to the Pasco meeting including
delegates from Walla: Walla,
Yakima, Kennewick, Richland.
Wapato, Toppenish, Sunnyside,
Prosser and Pullman. -
Bud Alden, Kennewick, and
Tom Wood 'of Pasco, will furnish
the entertainment numbers.
In charge of arrangements for
New Business Firm
Open» Keanewisk
A new business firm started in
Kennewick this week when the
Kennewick Fuel Co. received its
first car of coal.
The firm is located on ground
along the Northern Pacific tracks
back of the Oregon Poultry
building on Fruitland. The
ground adjacent to the track has
been given a coat of black top
and fuel is expected to arrive
daily. _ .
The firm will handle coal.
wood, fuel oil and prestologs. and
they expect to operate two tmcks
making deliveries. Clark C. Hill
of Richland is firm owner. and
Mrs. Hill will move to Kennewic}:
to make their home shortly.
carried on. A full supply of wa
ter will be available for 72,000
.acres‘ of land by April 1:35p. ,
‘Kdme'wick division. $50,000. De
tailed land classification aqd
toboiraphic ~sin"vcys to provide
basic data in connection with the
adyanqe 91W mom -
Speakers at the final sessions
included two ardent opponents
of valley authorities Senator
Malone (11-Next). and Governor
Val Peterson 01 Nebraska—Rep.
D'Ewart (11-Mont), and Lerner
B. Staats, erecutive assistant to
the director of the budget.
The asSoclation urged that
“study commissions' be set up to
’plan all" future basin-wide fed
eral water resource development.
the Paco meet are Ralph Smith.
president, and M. D. Ayres, sec
retary o! the group.
Pasoo has 10 regular carriers:
M. D. Ayres, Ralph Smith. Vin
cent Rowley, Larry Holeman, Ed
Thornton, Gary Jones. Pete
Buechler. Frank Foster, Erwin
Osterle and Jim Hays. Substitute
carriers are Arthur Burke, Floyd
Wagar, Jim Kay: and Richard
Chapman. '
Village Lady
Hurt In Full
' Mrs. L‘A.‘ Smith, 660 Cotton
wood, Richland. was rushed to
Kadlec hospital at Richland by
Mueller ambulance Friday night
after she tripped and fell in
downtown Kennewick.
Hospital attendants reported
she may have received a broken
hip in the accident. X-rays were
to be taken to determine the ex
tent ot her injuries.
It was reported that she and
her husband were viewing the
automobile display when she
tripped and tell. The mishap oc
curred about 8:30 o'clock. '
Kennewick ZO—Prosser 'I3
Pasco 3l—Grandview 0
Villanova 29—Georgefown l 4
S. C. Sfufe 21—M6rrls Brown 1
Inside Today
Church news, pages 2-3; Edi
torials, columnist page 4; Colum-' ,
bia basin news, page 6; Amuse
ments, page 5; Sports. page 8.
Richland lß—Sunnyside 0
Wapcto l3—Selall 6
Toppenish l3—Cle Elum 7
Inner-lon 26—Yukimc 9
Miami 27==Defroit 6
Action 0t
Reds Hit!
3y FRANCIS w. manna
The U. N. assembly’s political
committee today called on two
Soviet-bloc countries, Albania
and Bulgaria, to stop giving help
to Greek guerrillas warring
against the Athens government.
It also accused Bulgaria and Al
bhnla of endangering the peace
otthe Balkansuoy such help.
The committee then turned
down Russian demands that the
assembly call for immediate
with’drawal of British and Ameri
can troops from Greece and for
an end to the U. N. special com
mittee on the Balkans (UNSCO-
The action amounted to a vote
of confidence in the U. N. special
committee, which Russia and Po.
land have boycotted since it was
created Oct. 21, 1947. The gen
eral assembly is expected to ap
prove this endorsement later this
It was the third straight year
that the political committee had
urged the Soviet satellites in
the Balkans to cease helping the
guerrillas. Yugoslavia previously
was included-in the list. but to
day the Yugoslavs were omitted
because they have closed their
borders to Greek guerrillas as
one phase of the Tito quarrel
with Stalin.
The committee vote today
against Albania and Bulgaria’s
conduct was 38 to 6. The five
countries now in the Soviet bloc
plus Yugoslavia, an excpartner.
voted against the majority. in
dia and Israel abstained.
The committee noted UNSCOB
reports that Albania and Bul
garia have continued to give
moral and material assistance to
the Greek guerrillas, with Alban
ia listed as the principal source
iof material assistance. .
[Then it (drawn: to business.
It called upon ”Albania, Bul
garia and the-other states con
cerned to cease forthwith render
ing any assistance or support to
the guerrillas in fight against
Greece. including the use of their
territories as a base for the pre
paration or launching of arm.
ed action.”_ ' -
It authorized the extension of
UNSCOB for another year and .
urged Albania, Bulgaria an i,
goslavla to cooperate ~ I». t'
ward a settlement. ,
Bulgaria and
nled the ch . 'j - ‘
About ”5
Came, Saw, f
Said Oh, Ah .¥
They come and they saw ‘and
they said “o-o-h” and “ah!"
More than 3,500 of them! ; h
,Thot was the estimate of the
crowd that turned out Fridey
night to attend the Trl-Cltles’
first big outdoor automobile
show which was staged on Ken
newick avenue between Auburn
and Cascade, in Kennewlclc-w
The spectacular disphy was
presented to 'l‘rl-Clty residents
by members of the Pam-Ken
newlck Automobile Dealers as
The display featured 75 flew
ears—models of all kinds—and
from Jeeps and station wagons
to Lincoln's and Cadillacs.
' 'l‘hecrowd was satisfied with
the display and so were the au
tomobile dealers.
Summing it up: It was a BI"
Fly _'|'o' Sunnyside
Benton County Aerial Posse ax.
making a Sunday morninr,
breakfast flight to Sunnysldu.
Posse..members will meet at the
Pollyanna Cate, Kennewlck, a
7:30 am. From there they wil
proceeq to the Twin City alrpo ‘
to depart for Sunnyaide.
Price: 5 Cum

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