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The Weather
Cloudy Saturday and Sunday
with patches of fog or low clouds.
High 5565 except 40-50 in foggy
areas. Low Saturday night, 28-38.
Vol. ‘I. No. 3
Santa Claus Messages
He’ll Be Here Todqy.‘-
A last-minute message from
Santa Claus to Joe English. chair.
man of holiday promotion ac
tivities for Kennewick retail
merchants, said he would ar
rive in Kennewick this afternoon
in time to lead the National Kid's
Day parade at 2:30.
Herb Malchow, Kennewick fire
night that
111511 a su ta
Claus. Reports said t
checked old gentleman would
laden with candies, cookies and
other goodies for the thousands
of TrLCity kids who would ex
‘tend greetings on his initial vis
it to the area this season. __
The finishing touches to Ken
newick’s holiday decorations
kept-mew» of workmen busy
Friday‘ night and through the
early hours Saturday morning.
Enterprising merchants were do
ing a last minute job trimming
windows and'completing interior
decorations intheir stores in or
der to have everything in readi
ness for Santa’s visit today, as
well as the formal ceremony of
turning on the Christmas lights
at six o'clock this evening.
Joining the kiddies in their
parade at 2:30, old- St. Nick's
bright red chariot will pause on
Kennewick avenue near Wash
ington street long enough to pass
out his gifts »to the youngsters
and make a list of the things
kids will be wanting for Christ
mas. He will complete this phase
of his visit in time to make a
tour of Avenue C and to be pre
sent at the “Lucky Bucks" auc
-233 in that part of the city at
Dave Trunkey, chairman of the l
Kennewick Retail Merchants bu
reau said members of his organi- ‘
zation were jubilant over the pro- ‘
spects for a rushing holiday
business. He said a magnificient‘
spirit of cooperation had been
shown on the part of the mer
chants in contributing to Kenne
wick’s elaborate street decora
tions,.and that because of the un
usual beauty and festive spirit
generated, thousands of visitors
from over the entire area would
be attracted to the city. ‘
Joe English added that a series
of special merchandising events
preceeding the immediate Christ
mas holidays would further in
vite business to Kennewick
Mrs. Harry Owens, chairman
for the Kid's Day parade said the
event would be outstanding in
every respect. More than 75
prizes, donated by Kennewick
merchants, will be awarded var
ious entrants in the parade. Ac
tivities for the kids will start at
9:30 this morning when a tire
World Famous Evangelisf Arrives; “
Regards This Globe As His '.Parish'
Dr. E. Stanley Jones, regarded
by many as the foremost Pro
testant evangelist, arrived in the
Tri-Cities early today for a five
day mission.
The man who has described
the world as his “parish" had a
speaking program outlined dur
ing his stay here that averages
abgpt five speeches daily. ..
The famed author of “best
seller" books has campaigned
for Christianity in almost every
part’of the world during the past
32 years. He has conducted four
evangelistic campaigns in China,
tour in the Philippines, eight in
Malaya, one in South Africa and
Kenya, one in Australia and se
veral in South America. He also
has worked for the Lord in Japan,
which he describes as the “great
est evangelistic opportunity any
where in the world."
He regagds India as his home
truck will be parked in front of
the Benton theatre to receive re
pairable toys the price of admis
sion for a special show to which
every youngster in the area is
invited. At 2 p.m. .the youngsters
will assemble for the parade
which will move down Kenne
wick avenue at 2:30..
' —.——l————
A‘ 54-year
perintendenti last
found guilty of indecent assa
on a juvenile Pasco girl.
The 10 men and two women
on the Franklin sountx, superior
'court jury deliberated about four
hours. It went out about 4 p.m.
and returned about 8:30 with the
. Arthur Amundsen, Tacoma,who
was employed on the Pasco hos
pital annex, is free under SIOOO
- His conviction 'could bring
a jail sentence up to 15 years:
The charge was that Amund
sen assaulted the little girl Sept.
17. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Raymond, filed the
complaint Oct. 18. 1
Amundsen’s‘ attorneys attemp
ed to prove the charges we
filed as result of a desire by t
girl’s father to gain a promot
on the construction job. The
victed man was represente
Lloyd Futter and Ivan Me
Prosecutor Wilmam Gaffney -
dled the case ’or the state.
Judge Orris Hamilton 0 s
ser presided.
Officers Dl9
Yakima Ri r
Kittitas county she deputies
dragged the Yaki river 10‘
miles west of h today in
search of Mrs. na Heide,
missing 35-year~ oslyn moth
Clothing ide ied as belong
ing to her w ound. oA coat ans
wering the description of one
worn by Mrs. Heide was report--
ed found near the river, but dis
,appea'red. However, a pair of
shoes and a bandana identified
as those she was wearing, later
was found nearby.
Sheriff Gus Lindeman said
Mrs. Heide has been missing
since she left her home last Fri
day afternoon. Her husband, El
imer Heide. said she was last
seen walking along the highway
least of Cle Elum after having
iridden from Roslyn to Cle Elum
with another Roslyn woman.
and principal field of.. Christian
labor. For many years he has
been commuting between India
and this nation.
Dr. Jones looks upon his own
country as one of the greatest
and neediest mission fields.
Despite a busy schedule in
many parts of the world he has
found time to write 13 books; and
numerous articles for religious
and secular publications. His
book, “The Christ of the Indian
Road," was a best seller. It
sold more than 600,000 copies,
and the book has been tranSlat
ed into 12 languages.
His “Abundant Living," has
sold more than 400,000 copies and
his “Christ's Alternative to Com
munism," has consistently been
a heavy seller.
He a'lso is famed for the “ten
steps" he has declared man must
take 11 he desires to find God.
W 1
Teen Aged Idaho Youth
Admits Slaying Girl
To ‘See Someone Die’
TWIN FALLS, Ida., Nov. 18 (2P) '— Sixteen-year-old
Neil Butterfield confessed tonight that he slugged a little
Burley, Ida., first grader to death “just to see someone
die,”_ Sheriff Saul Clark'of Cassia county said. -
’ The youth orally confes
sed he killed Glenda Joyce
Brisbois with a tire jack be
fore tossing her body into a ca
nal, Clark reported. :
The Heyburn high school ju
nior was arraigned late tanight
on a sagebrush field on first de
gree murder charges. The unusu
al “courtroom” was in the‘legal
limits of Cassia County but away
from the scene of the crime.
Clark said that Butterfield. re
cently released from the Idaho
State Industrial school at St. An
thony, denied that he had raped
the blonde girl. ‘
In an autopsy performed last
night it was found that Glenda
had been sexually assaulted.
HIT Jim! 3 TIMES . '
Clark, in a statement issued
tonight. said Butterfield “hit-the
little girl on the head with a
bumper car jack three times. ,
“She toppled over into the wa
ter; He then took the jack and
pushed her into the water farther q
and got into his car and left.“
Clark said he would take But-‘
terfield to the Cassia county line:
where the youth will be arraign-l
ed on a charge of first“ degree
murder. . . _ .
Sheriff Clark’s statementquot
ed Butterfield as saying he
“picked her up on the streets of
Burley, took her one and one-half
miles south of Burley and three
quarters of a mile east, on' the
bank of the first lift canal." '
Burley chief of police W. W.
Williams explained that Butter
field was not asked to make a
signed statement. Williams said
the youth made his oral con
fession “in the presence of six
police I's" .. ¥ , 5;;
an my. rem-am t.
_ utterfiel was questioned'in
th "Jerome county sheriff's.“-
fice from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
when he was brought to Twin
Falls. He'was questioned in Twin
Falls further until 8:10 p.m.,
when the sheriff issued his state
ment. He reportedly made the
confession while at Jerome.
Butterfield’s parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Butterfield. were in
the Twin Falls sheriff’s office.
They left prior to release of the
Immediately after the sheriff
released his statement, Butter
field was whisked out of the
city. Officers planned to take
him- across the Cassia county
line and hold his arraignment
near the highway.
Bar Drinks
Falling 05!.
OLYMPIA, Nov. 18 (I?) The
liquor board says it doesn’t
know the answer, but public li
quor by the drink consumption
in the state of Washington is tall
ing off in volume.
There were many who lament
ed that liquor drinking in public
bars, which became legal last
March, would result in heavier
use of intoxicants. 7
But the total consumption is
about the same what the
clubs used to have and lost has
geen picked up by the public
‘Mule Train’
Kicks Him
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 18
(UP) the judge made Leon
ard Eilers, 23, swear that he
would stop playing “mule
train" on the juke box.
Fed-up tavern keepers turn
ed Eilers in after he played the
new hit song on their juke box
es at least 481 times. Eilers al
- was accused of taking the
money he used from a room
eelen placed
11 but order
, I swear I
ems during
probation a 1 not play
‘Mule Trai e juke 119;,"
. ",Eilerse. ‘ '
:1. » » ‘ 1
w Lab-d
TON, Ida., Nov. 18 (UP)
nishing supply of produc
and is making a rapidly
_ding world population easy
for “strife, raids and war,"
H. H. Bennett said here today. i
r. Bennett, chief of the United 1
ates Soil Conservation serv-1
e, addressed the-Inland Empire
oil Conservation conference. A 1?
so here are delegates to the sev
enth annual meeting of the Ida
ho Soil Conservation District as
sociation and the Columbia Basin
InteroAgency committee meeting
which ended yesterday. -’
“It is impossible to determine
the precise effects of soil im
provement and other land dam
aging practices on the course of
history,” Dr. Bennett said, “but
it’s apparent that in some areas
nations and civilizations have
declined and even perished be
cause. in a large degree, of land
improvement through neglect
I and wasteful practices.”
BPA Tries Out
PORTLAND, Nov. 18 UP) The
Bonneville advisory council was
given a preview today of the mi
crowave radio which Bonneville
power administration plans to
The first unit of the system,
connecting the J. D. Ross substa
tion at Vancouver, Wash., to
Snohomish, will cost $900,000
and be completed in three or
four months. Towers at Rainier.
Chehalis, Olympia, and Squak
mountain will transmit the sig
nals. .
Kennewick. Benton County. Washington Saturday Morning. Nov. 19. 1949
His Defense
His Undoing
Danny Merrill, 26-year-old fa
shion designer, came to court
today to fight a charge that
his beach appearance in a
diaper-type swim suit of his
own ,creation constituted in
decent conduct.
Standing before the bench,
he stripped to a blue and
white number. ,
“You see?” he asked. adding
proudly, “it’s patented.
“I see,” Judge Walter- Ode
lmar answered, “Twenty-five
dollars. And put your clothes
BELLINGHAM, Nov. 18 (I?)
A score of high school youths
were questioned today regarding
alleged immoral automobile
jaunts with a 35-year-old divor
cee. The questioning followed
the arrest of a woman, booked
for investigation regarding the
charge. of carnal knowledge of
They are:
1. Review your own life. 2. Re
verse whatever is wrong in it.
3. Return to God, who is revealed
in Christ. 4. Renounce yourself
and your sin. 5. Restore, whatever
restitution is necessary.
6. Receive God’s grace and‘
His Spirit in your heart. 7. Reg
late the new Christian Truth to
your whole life in your own home
and daily work.
8. Replenish your life by a
daily quiet of communion with
God. 9. Seek release of your
personality from all the manacl
personality from all the man
acles and gravecloths of the
dead past, to free it for service
for your fellow men.
10. Rejoice in God as your
Heavenly Father and thank Him
daily-for His unspeakable gift
|o£ Jesus Christ. __
JUST BEFORE HE SPORE at the $lO per plate benefit banquet at the Kennewick Christian
church last night. Gov. Arthur B. Langlie had a rose pinned to his lapel by Mrs. E. C. Hawkins.
wife 0! the church's pastor. The Reverend Hawkins who is watching the procedure with interest.
Gov. Langlie Declares 172‘
Promofes Laziness, Cheafs
B! m; 93“.?
Gov. Arthur B. Langlie bitterly
decried Initiative 172 as a pro
moter of “laziness and cheating”
in an address last night before
the second annual $lO plate ben
efit dinner of the Kennewick
Christian church. .
Speaking on finances, Wash
ington’s chief executive told his
audience that the state now faces
a deficit of between $60,000,000
and $70,000,000.
Richland Groups Plan ‘
Jet Plane Dis-Cussi'on
Jet aircraft will be the princi
pal subject of an open meeting
of the Joint Council of Richland
technical societies in Columbia
Jaycegs Open
Drive To
Pay 0“ Debt;
Richland Jaycees launched a
program this week to pay off
about $6,000 in debts incurred
when the 1948 Atomic Frontier
flags celebration went into the
re .
At a meeting Thursday night,
the .club announced that a sale
of notes would begin to pay off
the debts and at the same time
get funds to begin more money
making projects.
Tom Purton, chairman of the
committee, said the goal of the
project is to get the debts paid
off by July 1. 1950. Approximate
ly SI,OOO in applications for
notes has already been receiv
ed. he said. 7 , A _ _
Purton explained that the
notes would be paid off by the'
club through money-making
Members of Purton's commit
tee are David E. Haley, Bruce
Anderson, Paul Beardsley, Bob
Hopkins and Bi_ll Watts. _
Purton explained that sales
of most notes would be to club
members, but anyone else who
wanted to help out would be
welcome to. ‘
' “We feel that this is the best
way we can fulfill our obliga
tions and continue our work in
supporting community activi
ties," he said.
To Attend
Basin Meet
Carl Larson, Farm Home ad
ministration supervisor, accom
panied by Dee M. Harris. assist
ant county extensiOn agent, E.
Leslie Crawford William S. Lov
ercheck,‘ M. R. éhesley and Scot
tie Getchell, Pasco project farm
ers, will spend Monday and Tues
day in Spokane attending a meet
ing or the Columbia Basin com
mittee of the Spokane Chamber
of Commerce. ,
Harris was in Ephrata Friday
and today attending the annual
meeting of the State Association
of Washington Irrigation districts.
He went up in company with
Frank Webster, Prosser. county
agent of Benton county. Irriga
tion problems of the farmers will
’be the principal discussion.
been Put To Bed
Joan Crawfordl‘was ordered to
bed today for treatment of “heat
exhaustion and a severe cold."
her studio said. Her physician
said she was stricken after 11
days of shooting desert scenes
near Palm Springs. She will prob
ably be in bed for several days
for rest.’
He cited cases of how the‘
state's indebtedness had been:
increased to the danger point by?
people who took advantage of
the provisions of the new welo
fare law, __ _ - _
“One man was 30 days in the
hospital with an affliction,
which on investigation was
found to be nothing more than
a running nose. This cost the
state $315.
Other cases, he added, were
high school auditorium Monday
at 8 p.m.
Members ,of all participating
societies, and the general public
are urged to attend, according ‘to
John B. Lambert, president of the
council. .
The speaker will be D. W. Fin
lay, jet authority from Boeing
aircraft company. He will also
show a sound picture showing
jets in action. .
H. R. Hughes, member of the
AIEE. will present a discussion
on “Unity of Engineering Pro
fessions.” A dinner meeting at
tended by officers of member
societies and guests will be held
in the Riverview dining room of
the Desert Inn prior'to the meet
ing in the high school.
With 10‘ technical societies com
prising the council, total mem
bership is more than‘Boo.
U. N. Votes
Arms Ban
FLUSHING, N. Y., Nov. 18 (UP) }
United Nations general assem-‘
bly burying Soviet block opposi-I
tion, today clapped an arms em
bargo on Albania and Bulgaria,
until they halt aid to Greek
. In addition, for the third year,
in a row, the assembly gave the
on-the-spot UN committee the
task of settling the lingering
dispute between Greece and its
Communist neighbors over their
aid to the now-dwindling guer.
illa forces.
The vote on the package reso
lution was 50-6 with two absten
tions. Yugoslavia voted with its
former cominform partners in
the negative.
The unprecedented assembly
arms embargo was considered
more of a moral judgment than a
practical form of pressure against
the two Soviet satellites. For
the other cominform states. their
chief arms suppliers. was cer
tain to ignore the embargo ap
peal as the Soviet bloc has igé
nored previous UN decrees on
the Balkan problem.
Pagco Repair ’
Shop Planned
' Plans for construction of a‘
new SIO,OOO repair shop adjacent{
to the Gale Brothers auto agency
at 319 West Clark street, Pasco,
to be started Monday were an
nounced by R. D. Dale.
The new shop will be a one
story concrete block structure. 40
by 80 feet and will house the
largest frame machine in eastern
Washington, Gale said. It will
be capable of handling all ve
hicles from the smallest auto to
the largest truck, he added.
Gale Brothers took over the
Chrysler-Plymouth agency in
Pasco on Oct. 19 of this year. It
had formerly been held by Bi-
County Equipment Co.
just as bad. ‘
“Some people have actually
improved their condition by go
ing on the relief roles. Family
desertions, as a result of an
agreement between the husband
and wife, draw support money.”
Langlie offered two solutions
to the problem, one of which
he declared was “illogical.'.'
The illogical solution was a
special session of» the legisla _
which might be forced if ‘3
tate's authority to pro-rate mat
fare payments is denied by court
action‘. -. r .
vfl‘empcrariiy.uihe staigh’S’ -
restrained from“ cuttin the pay
ments because of a decision fa
voring the pension forces.
“We have reached a point,"
Langlie said, “where there is no
more money for the aged, un
less the state is allowed to pro
rate the funds."
He explained that the state
is not allowed to go into debt.
A constitutional provision for
bids the issuance of warrants.
“For the first time in its his
tory, Washington is faced with
an operating deficit. It' amounts
to $60,000,000.” '
Langlie told the crowd of more
than 100 that the picture wasn’t
exactly pleasant. but that the
proposed pro-rated benefits
would still be comparable to
those of the leading pension
states in the country.
He listed the order in which
the programs would be dropped
it the temporary restraining or
der, which is to be argued the
first of next year, is allowed to
stand. First would be the aid to
dependent children, followed by
the relief program, the old age
program and the aid to the
blind, program. . ~
However, the governor said
that the money would be avail
able tc keep the aid to the blind
"Despite the “dangerous" fi
nancial picture he painted, the
governor said he wasn't worried
about the future of the country.
He praised the church as a
dynamic institution which had
affected the‘ path government
took by charging people to pay
their-own way.
“Democracy,” Langlie declaro
ed, “was never designed to work]
without real Christianity in the‘
hearts .of "the people.” 1
Langlie was introduced by
Kennewick Mayor U. L. Keolker,
who was‘introduced by Richard
Riegel, master of ceremonies.
The $lO ticket brought the
diners a turkey dinner complete
with whipped potatoes, candied
yams,,fresh frozen garden peas,
rolls, salad. tomato juice cocktail,
3 white cake, Neapolitan ice cream,
‘ coffee and nut cups.
' The Rev. E. C. Hawkins. host
pastor, gave the blessing and a
few words of welcome. Patricia
Wood Brown, accompanied by
1 Mrs. Richard Riegal, sang two
Avenue C Lucky Bucl
Contest Set For Today _
Selection of the second finalist
in Avenue C‘s “Lucky Bucks"
contest will get under way today,
when the auction and entertain
ment starts at 4:30 p.m. The
second finalist wilt join with the
first week’s winner. and next
Saturday's, for final selection of
the mammoth prize-winning all
expense trip to Hollywood, in
cluding the Rose Bowl game.
A huge crowd is expected to
attend the "Lucky Buck" auc
tion to cash in on the many
items that Avenue C merchants
have donated for this part of
{the program. Radios, groceries,
automobile fog lights. hip
Inside Today
Church News, pages 2-3; Edi
' torials, Columnists, page 4; Co
lumbia Basin News, page 12;
amusements page 7; sports page 6
By March
A $99,555 contract for repair of
the burned Snake river bridge
near Pasco was announced ya
terday in Olympia.
The Associated Prm reported
the contract went to M. P. Butler,
Seattle. A A _
Plans called for making the
bridge, which was destroyed by
fire Sept. 9, a one-way span.
Traffic on U. S. Highway .410
has been detoured since the fire
over a pontoon bridge erected by
the army engineers several hun
dred yards downstream.
The state department of high
ways planned to have the dam
aged structure repaired and op
en to traffic by March 1.
The repairs were expected to
include replacement of some of
the span's steel girders that were
twisted by the blaze.
Meanwhile, test drilling of a
site for a new bridge continued
a few yards up stream. Crews
expected to complete this work
within a few days and move to
a site on the Columbia river
where it is planned to build a
new Pasco-Kennewick bridge. .
New approaches for the pon
toon bridge recently were com
pleted. They were designed to
keep the traffic flowing when
the river begins to rue.
To Debate
Jon M. Eriwon, son of Mr, and
Mrs. George E. Briana-10f 310
Bernard, Richland. will leave fo
.day for San Jose, Calm, where he
will represent Pacific Lutheran
college in a debate tournament
and oratorical contest.
Many Pacific coast: «new
are participating in the contest.
Young Ericson and his team from
fiwiu debate withmord. ..
y whiclf hernia-”1d . his;
joration, “A Prayer for Peace.”
The tournament Will take most
of next week. On Thanksgiving
Day the team will be entertained
at Stanford, host school to the
‘ Young Ericson is a graduate of
Columbia high school and has
addressed many audiences‘ in
Richiand and has participated
in various debates and touma-_
ments on the coast since entering
GI Homes
To Be Eyed
A special committee to inves
tigate veteran housing in the
TrLCity area has been appointed
by the Kennewick Veterans of
Foreign Wars post- 6927.
The committee was appointed
at a special meeting of the post
Thursday night. George D. Nel
son, 503 Everett street North,
was named chairman. Members
are S. W. (Hoover, 141 Parkview
Homes. and Charles Beddison.
201 South Quincy street.
All are experienced carpenters
or contractors, according to Nei
"fie suggested that anyone hav
ing information contact him or
the other committee membegg.
Family’s Last
Eye To See A
PORTLAND. Ore., Nov. 18—
(UPl—Surgeons were cautious
ly confident tonight that a del
icate operation will save the
sight of the one good eye re
maining .in the family of Lee
The operation was performed
on 12-year-old Mary Hope Hodg
don. Her mother Was- blinded
at the age of five and her fa
ther lost his sight in a logging
camp accident.
“The operation went well and
the thing we were concerned
about was bleeding.” said a
surgeon, who remained anony
mous for ethical reasons.
“There was no bleeding and we
are. reasonably sure it was a
success." ,
boots for fishing and otfier cl:
ice items were among the me. -
chandise auctioned last week.
The Lucky Bucks are available
in all Avenue C stores and oth
ers that are cooperating in the
big event. Businessmen have em.
phasized that a purchase is
not a condition to receiving the
Entertainment at top-notch
quality for today's program is
assured. 0n hand will be Jack
Quinn of KPKW to m.c. the show.
More entertainment will be pro
vided by Ray Harris and his
western band. -
Price: 5 Cali”

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