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Cheney Chatter By Neil Parse Wednesday night's holdup of the Prentice service station provided the type of excite- ment the city can do without. However, considering the num- ber of holdups lately in Spo- , kane, and even out toward Air- way Heights, it wasn't too sur- prising that Cheney should fall victim. The incident did emphasize the excellent cooperation among law enforcement agen- cies, with numerous State Pa- trol and sheriff's cars in the area almost immediately after the call was received. When State Patrolman M. K. Hansen took on a new assign- ment recently, he probably wasn't expecting this type of work. He was driving an un- marked car used for tale re- cording errant drivers for radio broadcasts when he spot- ted the suspects' car. Hansen took the "tape car" assignment from Patrolman George Engle- dew jus before the holidays. .... *The Rev. Howard D. Lan- phear of Airway Heights, who resigned recently from the School Board because he is moving to Vancouver, had a few words for Cheney area res- idents this week in his final few days before leaving. Mr. Lanphear has supported con- .Struction of a new high school m Cheney. His final advice in the school matter is: "I hope that before Febru- ry, every voter will acquaint lmself with all of the factual information available, and then, even if he disagrees, go to the polls and say so. What, no buttercups? Maybe improved weather will re- in better hunting for the flowers. The first boy and girl, under 12, to turn in to the Free Press will receive $2.50, cour- of Chet's Flowers. es To Begin nee Adion Volume 65, Number 30 THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SERVING SOUTHWEST SPOKANE COUNTY Cheney, Washington Friday, January 5, 1962 Single copy I0 ' cents Eight Candidates Seek Council Posts Eight candidates, including all four incompetents, are seek- ing the four City Council positions which are on the ballot this year. Filing closed last Friday. City Clerk Roy Foss said that because three of the can- didates filed for Position 1, a primary election will be held :February 13. The three are ,incumbent Ted Edgett, John Van Brunt and Donald G. Galey. Winler Recreation Position 2 will be a contest between Elmer Luiten, incum- :bent, and Francis Lee. Run- ning for Position 3 are incum- :bent M. H. Surbeck and Steph-  en Wise. George Fisher is un- opposed for the two-year, at- large position. Also unopposed are City At- torney Merritt A. Johnson and City Treasurer Agnes Bryce- To tProgram RAnin I sll the candidates will ap- ,,,, v$=Ja pear on the March 13 general , Winter recreation programs I election ballot, except the can: ill begin this Saturday at/didate who receives the few- Betz and Windsor Elementary lest votes for Position 1 in the Schools and Medical Lake High[primary. In addition, the gen- School, and will continue each leral election ballot will carry Saturday through February tthe issue of whether to allow 17. live music and dancing in re- The programs are sponsored'tail tiquor outlets in the city. by the Spokane County Park i Foes said Wednesday was and Recreation Department ithe last day for any candidate and the Cheney and Medical to withdraw, so that all those Lake School Districts. There is no charge. Boys and girls in the first grade and over will participate m a wide variety of indoor recreation activities. Qualified supervisors will organize and conduct all activities. who filed definitely will be on the primary ballot. Voter registration for the primary election closes Janu- ;ry 15; and for the general election, February 10. Absen- tee ballots should be available I by January 19. Foes said. Such activities as basketball, i volleyball, badminton and low-I organized games will be avail-! able. Hours at Betz and Windsor will be 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., and the program at Medical Lake will run from 9:30 a. m. to 3 p. m. Youngsters may regis- tar at the location nearest them this Saturday or succeeding Saturday )ROTC Professor J Receives Promotion To Rank Of Major Thomas R. Laube, assistant professor of military science on any and tactics at Eastern Wash- during ington State College, has been Two Suspects Captured After Armed Holdup Cheney's first holdup in many years resulted in the q Funeral Set Today capture of two suspects late Wednesday evening. Two young Idaho men are being held in the county jail. About $20 in cash was taken ........... : ''' For V. M. Hughes in the robbery at the Prentice The man produced a Shell Service Station. silver-colored pistol and Mrs. Lenard Prentice told for the money. He Funeral services for V. M. Police Officer Wayne Fifield "ve_ry polite,'_ shei (Mike) Hughes are being held and Sheriff's Patrol Capt. L. J. nnAterWarnlg ,,l,:,Prene today (Friday) at 1.30 p. m. Montague that two men in a ----- ----- *,,- - *-P "ce o 5 r 0 from the Memorial Chapel of car with an Idaho license plate minutes," the man retttrned to the Jerue Funeral Home here. stopped at the station a few the car, which drove toward Canon John Mann is off[clot- minutes after 10 and asked for Spokane. : .... ing, with burial in Spokane a tank of gas. While she ser- Mrs. Prentice Memorial Gardens. viced the car, one of the men notified the Survivors are his wife, Fran- went into the station, iff's office and ces, at the home here; two The man, M. Prentice said, Within minutes there were sons, Gilbert Hughes of Yak- closed the door connecting the sheriff's cars in the area, ima and Robert Hughes of station office to the Prentices' addition to State Patrol units: Reardan, and five grandchil- living quarters, and the city police ear. ' t gingt happen'' esa-l ,,Rzht then i knes whty State Patrolman M. K. I-Ia dren. as sen, in Cheney when he Mr. Hughes, who died Wed- in a Spokane hospital calved the radio call, after alingeringillness'was / fhday( nd to born in Creston, Wash, onBi r ale ar Marshall. After a sh ch $ ane Ne he and State Patrolman Rick ,.o, .u.,o..... w,,, ale De at Myers stopped the car about be closed from 1:30 to 2:30 p. m. today (Friday) for the fun- eral of V. M. (Mike) Hughes, it was announced yesterday by Warren Westerman, Chamber of Commerce retail trades chairman. sponsor of the sale. Community birthday calen- dars still are on sale, but Jan- uary 15 is the deadline, reports Harvey Ashburn, publicity chairman of the Lions Club two miles south of Marshall on the Gardner Road. The State Patrol reported the car was listed as stolen from Idaho. Fifield and Police Chief J. A. Crawford said it was the first holdup in the city during August 6, 1904, and had made his home in Cheney for over 30 years. He was a member of T-emile lodge No. 42, F and A. NI.; past president of the Cheney. Chamber of Commerce and wce president of Cross Association. He was associated with the Oil Company for 3"2 years, operating the local dis- tributing plant. Persons who have not been approached may contact Ash- burn, John Ditton, Lee Zim-i merman, Dr. Mike Miller or ,any other Lions. Money received from the sale of the calendars and ad- vertising is used in the com- munity, primarily for the Boy Scouts, Bluebirds, glasses for the needy and other emergen- cies. their many years of police work here. Mrs. Prentice's reaction to the holdup: "I knew it would happen sooner or later." Dr. James Johnson To Lead Chamber Washington State the program, promoted to major. ieor _will open the Ever- , Maj. LauDs, assigned to the COLD, BUT WARMMost divers don; / wait until the I'akel, ,, een Con.erence -basketball l L,,ther---To Install EWSC Reserve Officers Train- is frozen over before they try their iort, but three hardv [I lnll as on against one of the top L." ,'". ,, , ing Corps detachment since souls decided to be different I-,, ",,'J=,, pn a=, T..4 4,,[ ] e AOlOfl uue azeren  ......... .'.'-'e ....... , --- o..,.- :[J .ca teams, Pacffm Lu- New rasror unaa  September, 1960, was commas- born and Frank Bmkr ..a...,..-, hole.,:. ,t._ -... w:#ii=_. ]m s uu u neran Univers .... ..........  ,,'-v,,,, ,, " " "'" '"* " ''""'" I it, ffay mght The Rev Claire Grubs will stoned as a second heutenant ..... I Chenev ) ..... ". .... ,,- ] .... loan thr.,'h *h. Lake, donned thew su,ts and lumped m. They stayed m the l'0r nlacnawKs -" De lnstalleQ as pastor ot me ",, u.., .oo,, ...... .. - ....... .......... ROTC "-ro-ram at Utah State water about 10 rmnut at a t:me, and were kept warm by their uame time is mmanuel umeran unurcn v s .... , . 8 p. m., with ; ........ :^_ ..:^ c ._a .... Colleae, Loaan suts. Shown e ts Bunker, chopping a hole m the ice in l The end of the hohday sea- uaza a rosh-EW , cexez.u,axv t.J ou,uay a o . . .... :ont   = SC frosh  , m r, ;u n.b... A Marine Cors veteran of the top pcture, and de! out m his gear ,n the bottom pie- ! son zs brmgzng a resumptmn ..... , o:=o. :7 .-: :--..':'-. "-".., vr .... : UrorlA W . TT "/[ T.,.k ...... , .... i OI macue acuon for cneney iulstrlct vice presment, wet ,, u ,, ,, ,,,,j. ou, ,** .,,,. . , The fo rs " High Schools basketball and 1. Savages will face an-iconduct the serwce and the ur yea of actmn, serving m -- I .... ,.. , .... mer top Evergreen team, j ladms of the church will hold I the .Suth Pacific. As. an off[c- .- . .  . , w ........ s ........ . . Bestern Washington Stat-a coffee hour after church so er m the 555th Artillery, he .anphears Leawng I Gallery Of Slides [ Attempting to mprove on a lellege,Saturday at8 p. m. in i that those present may meet i was. injured in. Korea.. _ . For Coast Position I Exhibition S]aed l lleleagwUil {ecrd:eeerae  ,, wt: r mmnouse.  !the minister and his family. . vza3: bauoe s marrzeu ano ........... 1W  ...... I Mr Grube will preach his, hves m Cheney wth Mrs. The Rev Howard D tan-I First in a series of a "Gal-I tmgnt (rngay) anu wm re; _ ,m an - pre-conterenee!firo, '.r an..a.. 14 -^ I Laube and their three child-  : ..... :" I .............. I turn nome tomorrow to meet ecord, Eastern fiure t, ,,, I .. .... ..o.. j ..... 1,.,,, pnear, mr me zast mgnt years mat oi noes, an exmmuonlModical Lake Next Friday the e , , iamlly moveu into me parson I o  a Lutes a tough battle'PL'15 ] .... ," .... pastor of Airway Evangelical]of ohmm photographs will be Blackhawks will host Mead aos a tall team, topped by the [ age tins weeK. I  :Free Church, will .preach his ]presented by the Easterh [ Last night the CHS wrest- ' wede Hans Albertson  ileal services m me cnurcn, I  ' , A! R" "r ........ I R..... I .... *,.^,.  his Sunda" Tim Sunda- morn [Washington State College art lers were to have met Central txr ........ I ... ,vu,,,y a,, ,,,.-ao> 1 "  " . ..... +^.. e. ..... .- ..m IVallev in a contest to oecitte' . etern witn se e i t e . , , ut,a--.- ,,, ,,,.,......... I n ' v n et r- I I : i g family service is from 9.45- I " the lea" ue leadership The _, is another tall team that l Winners Named " i Sawngs Interest i i'i:30, and the evening service:torium Monday evening at i,=. ff a  a ;o ,. P d to extend the Say ts at 7 30 7 30 , I " Winners of the American The Seattle-First National t : I : in to the tussle. The Black- Jonior Bowling Congress Bank has increased its inter- Mr L-,-  ....... eal . ..... *.. *.., ^... havks now have a two-week )ugh his team has won] Ctmstmas tournament at Dyck i est rate on savings deposits to!th e ,astoraet'e'o'f a"/ancoaver i --'"s'P'--- ..... .' " t layoff before hosting Shadle  v tanranan, rwu assistant, . f 11 so far this season, Bros. Cheney Bowl were an- [ 3 . per cent credited and corn- I church I "  ....... : I ark January 18. is still shuffling his nounced this week. {pounded quarterly, Manager ] " - I protessor o art, wm De ShOWn. Coach Don Monson's basket- ; lineup Friday's start- The bantam singles were W. Edward Betz of the Cheney A farewell dinner for the lThe display will be seleeted lball squad overwhelmed Pull- 11 be (letermined in won by Phill Stiffler, with 551, ! Branch has announced. I,anphear family was held at ' from a collection of photo- I man by a 64-3 count here last !hat started again ear-Ihile Leon Marion and Gary[ The new rate, which is up lthe church Sunday evening. ..... . ,u... , . ........ a[Friday in their second victory ; week - - -- - Ableman rolled 678 to win the ] one-half per cent, became el- ! They were given an electric  es,:','ot'a',' ,."',. ,'r" over the Greyhounds this sea- " bantapa doubles. Junior sing-} fective January 1. 1962, and [ blanket. Linda and David were .."', ,:o.f'=,,',' "2," [ son. Gary Dahl and Denny La- : has been relying ! lee winner was Jamie Mullen- i will apply on all types of say- each given a small cash gift. ",'a[  ,,oeo- [ Vigne scored 18 and 17, re. on eight players, all of i ix, 575, and the doubles were I ings accounts at all of the 100 i Later they were surprised with .................... v ........ [ spectively, as Cheesy led by a expected to see ac- taken by Phil Conrath and Tim ! statewide offices of the Seattle- a personal farewell gift of a The program is open to the [ comfortable margin all the I First National Bank. l)lack miniature French poodle, public "without char'ge. way. Shepard with 949. ; The Lions will hold a spee- l ial meeting January 24, with all past club members invited. Jess Purdy, district governor, will speak. Former Lions not 'receivang written invitations i are asked to Contact John Dit- ton. Cheney Boy Scout Troop 56, spenser'rid by the Lions, re- ceived a recruiting award dur- ing the year. Highlight of the troop's activities was the Eagle Scout court of honor. Dr. James Johnson, Cheesy dentist, was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce at a Chamber meeting last Thursday. He succeeds Ivan,.,* Kerr. .........  Others elected were Dr. George Lotzenhiser, vice pres- ident; Stan Pierce, secretary; F. N. Daniels, treasurer, and Norval Holmes, Warren Wes- terman, Bob Michaelsen, Jack Gibson and Ivan Kerr, board members. Jay Rockey, who is in,charge of publicity for Seattle s Cen- tury 21 Exposition, will add- ress the January 25 Chamber meeting. "The Lions Club wishes to thank the people of Cheney for their cooperation during the past year," Ashburn said. "The club stands ready to as- sist in times of emergency or EWSC To Host !need in 1962." Rifle Competition usiness Honor The Eastern Washington Goes To Browns State College Reserve Officers t Training Corps seventh annual Mayor Nolan Brown of Che- Invitational Rifle Matches will ney and his two brothers, Rob-Ib..,, held this Saturay, Eight ert of Spokane and Mart!n of lteams will complete for three Pullman. were named 'busi-lteam trophies and five indi- conferred for" their Shadle [gllege, Mnl;ana tae Uni; : shopping center venture in I sity, University of Idah6; Spokane. i Washington State University The award was announced;and EWSC. Idaho also will on the telvision station's t send Air Force and Navy Re- newscast early Friday evening. TC teams. Recap of 1961: News Highlights of the Second Half of the Year 7 July ---The Rev. Arthur )astor of St. Rose of Church, an- he has accepted a rais- in Guatemala. has purchased Inc., from Earl Johnson, son Mrs. J. C. Johnson has been appointed Kennedy as chair- the Military Liaison of the Atomic Ener- 14---onstruction of sewer s: Wednesday. of parking time lim- downtown area was Tuesday by the City Federated Church its name to Unit- of Christ. 21A stubborn fire in bin at the National ,any mill kept most of yester- new well went Tuesday. A negoti- has resulted in pur- the city's water and bonds by Foster Inc., of Seattle. severe thunder, rain storm late Sat- in three fires, downed utility lines and trees, a burned-out pump at the city water works and other dam- age. A request for a zone change in the northwest cor- ner of the city has reached a stalemate, with the City Plan- ning Commission requesting more information and the pe- titioners claiming the addition- al information is not legally required. The City Council has rejected the pump on the new well. August Aug. 4Leslie E. Bower of Cheesy died Monday in an automobile accident near Sprague. One Fire District 3 lruck was destroyed and an- other damaged in a 75-acre grass and timber fire Saturday near Marshall, apparently caused by burning in a trash barrel. Aug. ll--Kyle Pugh, city utilities superintendent, died unexpectedly yesterday. Ex- haust from a well-drilling rig is believed the cause of a 500- acre grass and timber fire in the Marshall-Windsor area Sat- urday. The Rev. James E. Grant has been named pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. The School Board has endorsed an increase in fed- feral aid to education. Aug. 18--A plan to keep the present high school and construct additional facilities has been proposed by the Committee of School Consult- ants. A lightning storm Tues- day morning resulted in 16 fires throughout Fire District 3. A field day will be held next Thursday at the farm of Spo- kane County's Dairy Family of the Year, the Alvin Dows. Aug. 25--Some substandard pipe has been used in the sewer project, but the practice has been halted, Mayor Nolan Brown reported. First services in the new Baptist Church are scheduled for September 3. Ten fires along railroad right- of-way between Fairchild Air Force Base and Espanola were fought by firemen Wednesday evening. September Sept. lSam King has re- ceived a temporary appoint- ment as city utilities superin- tendent, replacing the late Kyle Pugh. Police have arrest- ed two youths on charges of burglarizing Bill's Tavern early Sunday. School opens Tuesday for Southwest Spo- kane County youngsters. As of today, Eastern Washington College of Education is East- ern Washington State College. Sept. 8--Miss Cheney, Carol Marsh, has been named Fair. est of the Fair of Spokane's Interstate Fair, and will rule as queen of the event. The !Louis Robinson home, south of Marshall, was destroyed by !fire Sunday. A 17-year-old boy has admitted passing $180 in worthless checks at several Cheney service stations. En- rollment in the Cheney dis- trict's six schools totaled 1961 as schools opened Tuesday. Sept. 15--The pilot of an F- 106 Delta Dart was killed yes- terday when his plane crashed north of Four Lakes. A walk- away from Eastern State Hos- pital became incensed Sunday When he was refused a drink of water, and he set a 30-acre grass fire near Espanola. Sept. 22--Officials have de- cided to continue the summer recreation program next sum- mer. Cheney Chamber of Com- merce will hold Farmer's Night next Thursday. Sept. 29--Salaries for the mayor and councilmen will be paid for the first time, with the mayor to receive $50 per month and councilmen $10 per meeting, beginning with their next terms. Dame Judith An. derson will perform next Thursday at EWSC. October Oct. 6Dr. William J. Orlob died suddenly Sunday during a -weekend outing. The Hans and Arnold Clausen families of Spangle have been named Con- servation Farmers of 1961. Fin- al EWSC fall quarter enroll. ment is 2465. The U. S. Air Force Band will perform Sun- day at EWSC. Two long-time Cheney residents, Rosella Bun- ker and H. E. "Pop" Holm- quist, have been taken by death. Oct. 13--The City Council is considering an ordinance which would allow live music and dancing in retail liquor outlets. The Rev. Howard D. Lanphear of Airway Heights, member of the Cheney School Board, will leave early ext year to accept a pastorate in Vancouver. Miss Diane Mich- aelsen is a semi-finalist in the Miss Teenage America contest. Oct. 20Dr. David A. Bar- ber, retired EWSC professor, died Sunday in a Spokane hos- pital. The Rev. Donald Buten- shon, pastor of Emmanuel Lu- theran Church, is leaving to accept a call from his church- at-large to become a Navy chaplain. Mr. and Mrs. A1 Weis. man and Ron Mill, all of Am- ber, were injured Monday in a two-car accident on the Wil- hams Lake Road. EWSC Home- coming is tomorrow. Oct. 27--Ray Songaylo of ttayford has been recommend- ed by the School Board to re- place the Rev. Howard D. Lan- phear of Airway Heights, who has resigned. Dr. John B. Mur- phy of Colfax is taking over the practice of the late Dr. William J. Orlob. Virgil Huber of Cheney was uninjured early Sunday when his car cracked up near the intersection of East Second Street and the ighway while he was being ursued by the State Patrol. November Nov. 3Fire damaged a Un- ion Pacific bunkhouse yester- day. Hal Bacon, a Spokane Chamber of Commerce vice president, said tourist travel through Cheney is expected to double next summer because of Seattle's Century 21 Expo- sition. Nov. 10--Actor Thomas Mit- !chell will appear Monday at EWSC. Ray Songaylo has re- ceived his appointment to the School Board. Richard L. An- derson of St. John has been convicted in cout here of two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting an officer, but his attorney served notice of appeal. Vandals early Sunday shot windows out of several homes. Nov. 17The City Council, over an oral protest by Donald G. Galey, has approved a building permit for a four-unit apartment house at Eleventh and Oakland. A block-long marquee, on the northwest side of First Street between College and F, has been ap- I Proved by the council. A fur- nace explosion last week re- sulted in $1000 damage to the Church of the Nazarene. Power City Electric of Spokane will build a new City Light Depart- ment feeder line from the Four Lakes substation to Che- ney at a cost of $43,180. Nov. 24Burglars early Monday peeled a safe at Brown and Holter Motor Company and took $300 in cash. Dick 7essen of Boise has been as- signed to the local office of the Soil Conservation Service. Ded- ication of the new Medical Lake Elementary School and expanded Medical Lake High School." was held Sunday. December Dec. lThe City Council has decided to let the voters determine whether retail liq- uor outlets may have live mu- sic and dancing. A Spokane sailor died near Four Lakes in one of many accidents on icy roads in the area. Cheesy Ele- mentary and h SchoolPTA officers have formed the School District 3{}0 Parent- Teacher Committee to iform the public on school issues. Dec. 8Four Cheney Boy Scouts, Richard Hagelin, Rol- and Lass, John Montague and Steven Swegle, have been named Eagle Scouts. The Boy Scouts have started their an. nual Christmas tree sale. Dec. 15--A bond issue and a special lev will be offered for consideratmn of Cheney School District voters February 13, with most of the funds to ofor a new high school. Dr. obert N. Lass, head of the EWSC English department, has been called to active duty with the Navy. The CHS wrestlers tied state champion Moses Lake, 20-20.-The annual children's Christmas program will be held tomorrow. Dec. 22--Snow, rain, wind and thaw have caused trouble in the area the past week, with Cheney schools closed one day. Filing for city offices has opened. : Dec 29--Work on the sewer project has been suspended f the winter. Eldon EngeI has urged reactivation of the city's Civil Defense orani  tion. !i