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Page 2 Cheney Free Press Friday, January 3, 1964 CHEN]KY FREE PRESS ESTABLISHED 1896 PUBLISHED AT 412 FIRST ST., CHENEY, WASH. Entered at the Post Office at Cheney, Washington, as Second Class Matter under the Act of March 5, 1897. Issued ever)&apos; N AT I O N A t E D I T O R I A L Friday morning at Cheney, Washington A C TI N Spokane County Subscription. ................................ $4.50 per year"---w"  All Other Subscriptions ........................................ $5.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER JACK PIERCE .................................... EDITOR Not Much Interest Cheey voters .and erstwhile civic leaders eertairly didn't show much interest in the filing peod for city courcil seats wich ended Fridtay, Not a single person came forward to chal- lenge the inettmbents, all of whom filed for soother team. Th mearns C:heney wl have rm primary eleet2on Feb. 11 ,and the general election March 10  ,be one of 4u rou- :line. Since no other issues are ,to be voted on !here, our election, essentially, is over. At least the incumbents axe in line fr a lttle praise for seeking their seas agmn. Mayor Nlan Brown and emmcilmen No,man Hove, George Fisher, James Johnson ,and Richard H`agelin, aU qualified men, ,to be sure, were re-elected last Friday .at 5 p. m. by civic ap`athy. We're fortunate that these men remained irAarested enough in 'their community and local government that they offered their time and services again. The only way some ierest might be ignited in the March gereral election would be throttgh a write-in, or :sticker candidate, ballot. Such efforts, by and large., usually fail, but they 4o provide a little conversation. The main point, is, however, that such civic ,apathy is a rather harsh inAictmen't of our times. Not too  weeks ago voters by the thousands n Venezuela stood in line for hours, a't threat of death by shooting from Communist 'terrorists, merely to cast a ballot Here, and in many othe" similar communRies, the privilege ,a1>parently is be- coming so commoaplace that R isn't worth says without quMification a't Lynd<m B. J ,hson will be elected presiden't ,this year. A rreant I)oll shoves J01nson a, unning ahead of the Republican by 78 percent. Businessmen seem to like the new Presi- dent; tabor is on his side; educators have endorsed him; the press, so far, has been reluctarrt to a,ttack trim . . . but wh0a . . wait a minute! There is a critic among the masses, and ,he is none other than Barry Goldwater. Serator Goldwater's most profound assess- meat 'to da,te eonsists merely of remirrding us that we stiff ,have a two party system. ArM, he beIieve% it will be the party which the American people elect, not a man. Politi- cal science students, almost withou't excep- tion, wiff gree with this belief. The idea is to inform you,rseM of the f`acts, `apply them, form ,an opinion and vote your convicdons. Mr. Goldater at least has the courage of his corvictions  speak out, even, during these somevChat emotional ,post Dallas days. The other yotential Republican presidenal nominees apparently ,have gone into ,hiding, and most of their sltlporters along with them. The common idea a,morg Republicans these days seems to be this: "We can't wkn nv, anyway, so why waste our best man running agains JOhnson?" This is really negative thinking. It is es- capism, defeam and um'eaRsm. The Regub- licans were ready for a fight ,to end aH fights bothering with. to end the late Presidren,t Kennedy's tenure Governing bodies such as a city c>uncil . in the White House at one 'term. Pevh`aps they or school board are frequenty the targets would have succeeded, perffmps no, But at of much abuse and catch:all criticism throughout the year. The next time such ideas cross our minds, it might be well to recall that at least these men are dog as well as they can. And, they are d,oing some- thing, right or wrg. Here We Go Again Roger W. Babson,whose armual predic- tions ,appeared m 'the Free Press last week, least they were garirrg for one of the great- est Presidential b`attles this country would ever have seen. Now, instead of tossing their favorite can- didate's hat in, to the ring, they seem, instead, to be tossing in the towel. One thing is for sure in American politics. If you believe yu're going'to lose, you cer- tainly wiff. lt's abou't time some ,of these deflated Re- publicans come out of hidirg and go to work. Conservation News By Clarence A. Kelley Soil Conservation Service Quite reeentiy a farmer asked me, "Why do I need a conservation farm lan?" My reply was, "Why do you need a blue-prin to buiki a house? You can't build a good house  a piece-meal rrm,er you've got to have a plan to follow. Likewise you can' get completely ffective eoaerva- tion with peace-meal uncoordi- nated efforts, l't's necessmT have an overall-complete farm plan, linking 0ogether ..all r resources, their needs and use." What real value is ,there to spend time, effort and maney to ct an elabora wat- erway wout giving some thought ,to hy the waterway is needed. I't may be tradable to apply effec,ve cropphag systems and tillage practices to elimi__nate the need for a waterway. Wqt good is R to dear tim- ber from lurid to .grow ceres: or forage Drops ff the soil isrt't capable of plxueing cereal or forage crops at profiCaMe returm., WouM it not ,be bet. ter to use the land f timbex preductil ? What Good Is That? How many times have we heard eommens like: "I don't know why I didn'.t--Wonder why someone put this here rather than--Wish Yd lave ttmught to---What ,good is hat? We might ask, "How many of these commenCs could be eliminated with some flood careful over-all planrJng?" A farm plan provides a soil sur- vey and an inventory of all farm resources. ative land 'treatments are discussed in the plarming process. The land operator then decides on Senators Note Gains By Soil, Water Conservation Soil :,and water conservaion col 1,oss of ,soil, btt r`ather in- work done ,in Wahirgton's 72 eludes total ,soil and water_ districts 'has hel.,ped 23 new management on farms and small businesses to locate ranches as well as on non- there since 1960, Senatvslavm lands in rtral un- Warren G. Magnusn, adlities." Henry M. Jackson, beth D.," WaSh., dechred today. In ad- _ _ dition, thi work has influen- ced expansion of move titan 100 other businesses. Magnu,son and Jackson said John A. Baker, Assistaat See- retary, Depatmen of Agricul- ture told them: "The expansions and new businesses accouter for addi- tional employment of more than 2,000 persons. These typ- ify the rural areas develop- ment .hat we are tryirg to achieve." M`agrmson and Jackson had inquired of Baker as to pro- gress being made through the Soil and Wer couservatio program in VaS,hington, es- pecially ,as to gains made dur- ing 1963. Increase Noted Baker replied by ltter that 'an ated 25 per ce of the 1,and needing sail and wat. er cor, servation work in the State ,of Washirgton has had needed ,wactices is'talled." Baker also .told Sermtovs Mgnuson and Jackson t,at the Department of AgrRure now has updd work pro- grams with 16 of Washhngn's i 72 s and water ,consrvtien districts to "reflect modern resources cormervation con- cepts." He expMir." ,ed: "Mm of the ortgint `agvee- mentts between the Depart- merits and ISla'icts axe rom 15 'to 20 years old.  and W.ter conservation problems no lmtger are limited to the earlier concept of erosion con- rol on cropland. It is n,ow recognized that ,the conser- aion of water, ,as well a soil, is ,volved. Fu,rther, soft con- servaton is not limited to the mere preveion o the physi- a use be suited to  land and his operation. R's much easier, add more effective, to cut a trec dwn before sawing R into lgs. And it's well to determine how many logs are in the .tree be- fore cutting it down. Once it's down--we ean',t pu't it back-- it's too late for plan, nirrg then. It is our job to assist farm- e,rs and ranche in obtaining inventories of their farm re- sources and asst in conser- tion farm planning. Winter is a good season for planning --let us .assist you. Washington Bar Association The Case of the Lost Hay "Watch out for those bales [of hay, shouted Judy. [ Three bales of hay had fal- l len f, rom an a,pproaehing truck, I right in the path of the car in /which Judy was ridirg. John, the driver of the car, ttempt- led to avoid hitting the bales by slammirrg on his brakes. However, the ear said orto 'the shoutder of the. road and over- turned. Judy was injured. Jttdy sued the owner and driver of the truck, chiming that his .truck lind nat been properly loaed and secured. "Wm:t does she mean, I'm to blame," said the truck driv- er. Those bales were chained d.own `and then tied securely with a rope. I just the toad a few miles back. ttow can I be at fault?" "I don't care wha't he did right in front of us. How could .they have been so well tied down and stiff all of{?" Driver Appeals The jury decided in avr of Judy, and the ,truck driwr ap- pealed to the supreme court. The supreme court ruled in favor of Judy. They pointed out dmt she had esta,bFshed a basic ease of negligence on the part of the truck driver by proving tha the bales of hay had fallen from the truck into the palfla of the car in wb3ch she yeas riding. The truck driver's evidence as to the manner in which the hay was loaded, tied down, .trans- ported, and inspected, al- 'though unconstricted, did not ,have the effect of desoying Judy's case. The court said that R was reasonable for the jury to find that bales of hay would not ordinarily fall from a truck traveling on a public highway if ,those Jn charge had use'd the required care in ladmg, securing 'and transporting 'the hay. The nture ,and character of the occurrence bbespeaks negligence. Judy won the case. 40 Years Ago I been with Spokane Dry Goods company. Mrs. Caxr and their 1924 ! little girls will move to Cheney Papers were drawn up in- and Live in the Jerue house on eorporating Guertin's Cash F Street. Stove with C. B. Bernard of Four young couples from Cheney and W. H. Carl" of 'this community were united in marriage the past week. IAoyd Berglaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bergloff and Miss Bes- sie Terry were married in Spo- kane Th, ursday. The o,ther three couples were P. L. For- cum ,and Miss Lorrairm Pres- ton; Kenneth Davis and Miss Olive Foley, arid Joseph V. Newton and Miss Christina Ha,bura. New Rebeka, h lodge officers include Mrs. R. R. Horn,, Miss Inez Reader, Miss Mary Bar- ton, Mrs. F. W. Reuter, Mrs. Elsie Jet, sen, Mrs. Richard toos, Mrs. E. M. Pugh, Mrs. F. A. Ohu'hch, Mrs. H. I. Oavis, Mrs. A. L. Victor, Miss Fer- eq,ce Rue, Emily Martin, Mrs. Lee Moore, Mrs. George Gun- dry and Mrs. S. P. Williams. is to furnish the toos. Every man seeldag emlynent on the Cheney sewer must qual- ify for relief work `and must be registered with the U. S. Reemploymert .bureau. Members of the Spangle Junior class that presented the drama, "The Tea Topex Tav- ern" re Crystal Fae Bell, Naomi Byevs, Clara Yale, Olive Gamble, axine Schumer, Alice Helmet, Dorothy Baird, Edwin Brewer, Elden Flaig, Billy Muldoon, Melvin Ander- son, Hrold Heaton, Addle Banks, Betty Bell, ,[an Lean, Lovene Mo,gue, Jan t Crawfrd, Pauline Jahns  .} Eleanor Hansen, Marie Ston By Helen Bair and Georgan, a W[ lace. iRN 10 Years Ago Zr if rein 1954 . !da af Robert Starkie was eavere l as worshipful master of Teconfin( )le ,lodge No. 42. time a BiN Stiffter, former manfurth, r of the Chen, ey Pot`aqmonCh. Yards, has returned .to Udition his former position; L. B. urge Kenney, has oeen wanerr* ' to the Washtucna plant. Clarence Davis was electERSO presidert of the Nevada R$. Mrs. installed q V ' Job's Daughters. jly. Gues, l/tDn Dec SPEED YOUR w,%"$ack i) k,ane. ; WITH A Elarkstl Rubber' r. an.( litamP00r., nd fan five da ,,,an's f t the l oth olLda Spokarm ,as members of the firm. Mrs. E. N. Guertin, who has beem, operating the s'tore since her husband's death sev- e.ral months ago, is retaining ,an interest. Mr. Bernard came here from Cheweh wth Mr. Guertin in 1917. Mr. Carr 'has Lance Hill By Luella Oow CHILDREN MAKE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Children lend a special charm to Christmas. Appear- irg in Ohrstmas programs this year were Oonnie Scroggie, the Children of Mr. aad Mrs. Alvin Dew, arm Teresa Dew. PERSONAL MENTIONS Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tiedt and Mr. a, nd Mrs. Or'al Tiet, Clif- ford and Brad were Chrisas guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tiedt. Mr. ' Mrs. Alvin Dew and family celebrated Christ- mas at the lmme of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sehroeder in Spo- kane. Mr. arm Mrs. HUbert Baumgartner visited at the Alvin Dew family Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Rbert Dan- forth ,and clffidren of Waits- burg arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schrnitt Sat- urday. Mr. and Ms. Jim Me- watt and Kimberly we,re Satur- day stzpper guests at the Schmit home. Sunday even- ing members of the family en- joyed the Ice Capades. Mr. `and Mrs. Henry Franz entertained their amily o,n Christmas Day. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Louie Franz, Mr. a!d Mrs. C. E. Coo- ley of Elk, Mr. arid Mrs. Daryl Franz and Mr. and Mrs. Clif- ford Jansen ,of St. Maries, Ida- ho. Mr. and Mrs. Fred McKin- ley called on Mr. 'and Mrs. Henry Franz Sunday after- mon. Monday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Dick Dierkins 9f Spo- kane visited the Franzes. The Franzes visited Mr. ,and Mrs. Louie Franz Monday evenirrg. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Strief were Christmas Eve d4nner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Srieff ,arid family. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Serog- gie, Cnnie, S uznne and Don, na joined the Scroggie fam- ily at the lmme of Mr. axrd Mrs. J. O. Seroggie Monday evening for a Chr'tmas par- ty and gift exchange. Christmas Day the Robe,rt Scroggie f`amity were guests of A. tC Lamphavter at Spr`ague. Others presert were Mr..and Mrs. Ken 211en Lam- pharter ,and baby girl, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert PoMa ma!d chil- dren, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rehn and family. WaBace Scroggie spent part of his Christmas vaea'tion skiing on Red Mourtain. He also spent some time visiting -his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Scroggie. Sunday dimaer guests at the Seroggie home were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Scroggie and Dena. ,LANCE HILL BRIEFS Mr. and Mrs. Bruce MeKay visited Mr. and Mrs. Ted Folk and ohildren Tuesday aRer-, noon. The McKays were guesCs of Mr. and lWrs. Bmme't Oai:n at Winona Christmas Day. C%,ristmas guests at the home of Mr. `and Mrs. Cecil Anderson Ohristmas week wexe My. and Mrs. ArMrew Lund Jr. and family of Benge, Ralph Ltmd of Bnge, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mntague, Mr. a.nd Mrs. Muh Weidrieh, Mr.  Mrs. Larry Welch and Stuart, Mr. ,and Mrs. Steve Crooks and family, and Robert Downing of Ewan. ,Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dick- eson were guests Christmas Day of Mr. and Mrs. JAn Lu- cos .and family..Mrs. Betty Rubier ,has been a Cristmas 'oliday guest of Mr. and Mrs. ,Robert Anderson and Ohild- ren. Ohristmas Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Showater were Mrs. Etta Shvalter, Biffy Showater and Luciffe Sehliver. Ray and Ren Schmitt were Thursday eveg dinner guest.s `at the Showalter lmme. ,Mr. ,and Ms. Wallace Dow and Teresa drove to Deer Park Tuesday for a Christmas party with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Milner and other members of the family. Mr. ,and Mrs. Donald ]Ball, Karen and Seven of !Claytoa were d4nner guesSs Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Wal- lace Dew. Mr. `and Mrs. Bill Emert, Nancy arid Melvin vis- ited 'tbe Dows Sunday after- noon. Mr. and Mrs. Waaee Dew called briefly at the Al- vin Dew home Monday after- noon. Teresa Dew was a house guest of Karen Ball for two days this week. 30 Years Ago 1934 Work is to st`art Monday, Jan. 1, on the Oheney trunk sewer, approved at Olymvia last Thursday. Under terms of the contract, $54,225 is allot- ted for labor `and $19,900 for materials. The city of (3heney Byers, Betty May Hill, Althea Johnson and Anna Schieche. Miss Nancy Colyar, dau,ghter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Colyar, became the bride of Orley An- drews Wednesday evendng. 20 Years Ago 1944 B. William Lean was elect- ed president ,of the Chamber of Commerce. Other officers are L. W. Lee, Milton Hunt and Robert Brumblay. Leon,avd Ailen and Miss Vina King were tmited in mar- riage Christmas Eve in Seattle. Cheney Btackhawks reached the semi,finals of the hasket- ball tournament ,held this week `at West Valley. Frasier and Manor were the leading scorers. Miss Madeton Bait was in- stalled honored queen of Job's Daughters. Other officers in- clude Genevieve Bait, Ruth Ro- ze,ll, Geraldine Lee, Margaret Lee, Lorraine Rudog, Joan Cravford, Ma.rilyn Bates, Wa da Stearns, Judy Cline, Miriam fOR SPEEDY SERVICE DIRECT FROM Cheney Free There Is No Substitute for your weekly TH newspaper CHENEY FREE PRESS ... ALWAYS THERE! When you were born, The Cheney Free Press heralded your arrival. Your parents probably clipped that little ! item "Mr and Mrs are the proud parents of Y Chu ........ eaodre ..... etc." i 1300 i The Free Press was "there" when you broke your arm in your neighborhood's swing . . . when you topped the honor roll.., when you played the lead in the school play . . and when you graduated with honors! And, boy, was that some story The FP gal wrote when you traipsed down the aisle with the best girl. Then came your promotion.., your first born.., that tragic accident.., your going into business on your own . . the boy's athletic prowess in school . . . Yes, The FP was always there! . . talking to everyone in town about YOU. Little items . . . pictures . . . feature stories-and of course, you joined all the other readers in enjoyable hours with the hometown newspaper, The Free Press! bp cH There's TV Radio Billboards Magazines  o,np ......... hoot an Sure, it's a fact- *hoo  .. Direct Mail . .. Shoppers Advertising media, to be sure, but they reach only a classified fraction of your potential audience In a flash the first three are gone from their eyes and ears forever Even a dozen top magazines can't duplicate the weekly newspaper coverage. Direct Mail? Costly, and with little personal appeal Shoppers? Lots of ads, all piled up on top of one another, with little personal appeal to the reader, and small service to any community. When you think of advertising, you can't go wrong when you think of NEWSPAPERS and- NEWSPAPERS ARE BASIC . . . alive and NEW every issue... First with MOST people. . and FIRST with MOST advertisers, a BENEFIT to any community: When it comes to placing advertising where it gets MOST ACTION you just can't beat The FREE PRESS! THE S. W. Spokane County's Community Newspaper ! W MH dent, s Che Vell.