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Page 2 Cheey Free Press Friday, Jnury 17, 1964 CHENEY 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 everyNATIONAt_, f f, ,.EDITORIAL Friday morning at Cheney, Washington. |[A SCTIN ear - .... Spokene County Subscriptions ................................ $4.50 per y  mr==mT:l,:,l=,l: All Other Subscriptions ........................................ $5.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER JACK PIERCE .................................... EDITOI N01 Very Sublle The School Board&apos;s action last week to remove Dr. Richard C. Langton and Lowell Poore from the sahry schedule was, to say the least, not very stble. Exactly why they made the decision and the way they worst bout it are wo different cups of tea, as far as a newspar is con- cerned. To say a decision o affirm the mo-  .'to the pu'Mic meeting had been made is .an understatement. Two of the di- rectors didn't bother to discuss the matter publicly and one of them failed to present a simple reason for making the request. Secret meetirtgs are never a very satis- factory armngement--,hr a newspaper, pat- rous amt taxpayers of a ict ad, in fact, for the board membe,rs themselves. Whatever the reasons were for removing Dr. Laagton and Poore, they shou,ld have been made clear in a publicly covucted meeting. If they had doubts bout their abil- ity to speak simply and coherently before a public gathering, they hod have had the foresight to prepare a .statement making the farts clear beyond an dou,bt. Everyone who follows the school news in .the Cheney district knows Dr. Langto and Poore earn a ,handsome ary. MmW people defend ,their scale and contend they more than earn their pay, and then .some, through .able, professorl arid efficiert administra- tion--something sadly hcking in many school districts. Others srae flatly a, nd wiut hes- Station that the sahries are too .high or the district to absorb and that some mifica- tion in the future is necessary. Be these reasons what they may, depend- ing .on which side of the ence we sit, the School Board should never leave the public wondering exactly what it .is doing, and why. If a pre-conceived decislon had been mde on this matter, as the Board's active, indi- cated from this viewlint, a more satisfac- tory statement of irtten should be forthcom- ing at the next publicly scheduled meeting of the directors Weduesday nigttt. Confusion and secrecy inevitably lead to whispers *and doubts, br'mgmg about a ser- ies rOf half-truths and accusations. We'd like to know, without a,ns" question, exactly why this step was taken .... Off And Running Seattle's Dan Evans is off and running in his quest to unseat Gv. D. Ros- ellini: as Washirton's governor next year. In his htest nevsletter Supporters of Evans exclaiming, "This is he year! In just 12 mor the Sate of Washirgn will in- augurate a new governorDaniel J. Evans. Let's say it again. Governor Daniel J. Evans will take ,office in one year . . . with your help, that is." Evans is the ,only announced Republican candidate, although several more are ex- pected to announce shortly. Riclmrd G. Chris- tensen of Edmonds, the former minister ho gave U. S. Serator Warren Magnuson a scare in 1962, is expected to toss his hat in the ring Jan. 23. Other Repubicans wommently mentioned in guberaatorial speculation are Scatle Mayor Gordon Clinton, Canesman Tom Pelly ,and Joseph Gandy, World's Fair pres- idertt. Supporters of Evans are pointing to a ser- ies of newspaper polls over the past six months, whi, they say, esblish the man as the strongest GOP candidate. They say he has climbed from 4 per certt popular sup- port to over 40 per cent over the span, and that ,his star is rising. Ir a potl conducted by a Seatle newspaper matching Evans and the other Republicans mentioned, he gath- ered 63'.1 per cent of the GOP vte. "The year 1964 will be one of decision for the ertire State of Wasgton," his sup- porters continue. "We must make our de- cision now to help Dan .give the voCes the facts so that heir decision will carry Dan it, to the governer's office." The race shonkl pick up considerably more steam when the other candidates hit the cam- paign trail. Washington Ranks First A survey recently conduvted by Schering Corporation, using statistics supplied ,by the National Education Assoch'on, hows that the State of Waskin:gan ranks number one in the entire country in the matter of fewest days missed by students because of acute illness or injuries. Washington studenis lost an average ,of 10.5 days and Utah was second with 11.2 days missed. The national average was 18.9. Respiratory i'linesses were responsible for about two-thirds of the school .days ost, with the common cold the largest si,rg:le factor Medical surveys indicate that children o.f elementary age have f.ive tmes as many colds as adults. The first on,aught of colds strikes the schools almost as soon as dren reassemble Jar the new year. One corributing factor to this, .according to research sciertsts, is that spread of colds Iike other virus-caused in- fections is avcelerated by the ming of .pop- tflations. Ir fixed stable groups which are not exposed to stranger, cod-like inections tenl  to die out, ad do nat reappear until there is corttact out,de he group. The best defense against the common cold is prevention. Warm clothing should be worn, and good diets phnned. Whenever possible avoid contact with a person suffering from a cold. Medicines, of course, are important. A recent sm'vey by a drug industry pblica- tion revealed that enly one out of eight lome medicine cabinets is fully equipped with products needed in common types of health situa,tions arising in the home, such as the cold. The lst of 11 "basic" sapplies recommended includes: gargle, anihstanine- aspirin, cotton swabs, stomach settler, laxa- tive, cough syrup, eye drops, decongentant, fever thermometer, bandages and an anal- gesic.--The Washington-Alaska Pharmacist. 40 Years Ago 1924 Cheney high school basket- ball teams twice triced over Medical Lake Friday mglt when bath lhe first and second teams wart their games. Nohn Brown starred for the second team by caging two long baskets. I-Iarry ontgue, for--'r Cheney high school basketball star, .has been called by .the Tacoma Genera Tire com- panT's basketball team. He leR Tuesday and played his first game with the team, as center, on Wednesday a, Btte, Montana. John Garner was honored on hs 82nd birthday With a dinner party at the Harry Mmse home. The followg officers were inslled by the Women's Re- lief corps: president, Annie Ottomeier; senior vice presi- deaR, Rebecca Ergel; junior vice president, Emmline Jones l secretary, Propsy Wal- ter; easurer, Jimetta Mc- Collum; chaphin, M. De- Witt; condnctar, Jessie Kulp; guard, Laura Tyter; patriotic instructor, Mary Zay; press correan<len, Grace Briner; musician, Georg McDowell; assistart cortcluctor, Ida Bunn; assistant guard, Cora Seheel; color bearers, Echo Belmort, Carrie Andrews, Love Davis and Laura Kleiner. Past grand master W. J. Sutton installed the fllowing officers: W. W. Pierson, A. F. Brownell, Dr. R. E. Tieje, R. H. Macartney, F. C. Greene, the Rev. H. M. Painter, Graver Chambers, Dr. Mell A. Wet, Wflm E. Haeseler, Leigh E. Adley, Archie Cutting, J. E. Buchanan and J. S. Steward. 30 Years Ago 1934 Local Township officers elected Tuesday, Jan. 9, are as folows: Graves--Fred :ler Neff Humbert anti Roy Reed Tyler J. W. Betz, D. P. Wynia, R. Row and Walter Lamphier; Four Lakes--- Charles Edwall, $tanley Spear and James B. rohm; Rock LakeLouie Franz. A fire broke out in the of. fice of the (Phoney T@ble Sup- ply arid made considerable headway before it was discov- ered at 10:30 by W. W. Com and O. H. Lng. The building and most of the stock were saved but considerable dam- ge was done by fire, smoke and water. Carr's dry goods sore, adjoining, was damaged by smoke. The Bhckawks trounced Coeur d'Alene hoopsters 32-26 in a tb:rling battle Friday evening. Cheney's five includ- ed L. West, Chambers, M. West,, Conley wnd Fhilleo. Cheney .high chool debat- ers won, the debate held with Ritzville Friday evening. The tem irmluded Elsie Fitzner, Iobert Dillon and Evelyn Mil- lard. January 19 Helen Grien, !Robert Dillon and Dane Coati will debate wi, th Spragae high school. The resence of Olin L. Yale was burned to the ground Sunday morning. The family was awakened by dens smoke which had filled the house and only a few articles were saved before the structure fell in. 20 Years Ago 1944 Dick Roos of Cheney and Garner .of Medical Lake shared scoring honors at 14 points in the basketball game here Fri- day. Medical Lake took the game 31 to 30. Cheney's play ers were Fasier, Bait, Roos Jones, Potts and Manor. Witlim Lloyd Rowles, head of the music division of EWCE ,has been chosen as musical director of Bel Canto club in Spokane for the com- ing year. Mrs. R. D. New,on anounc- es the engagement of her daughter, Marilyn, to Ensign Jack P. Hornhack of the USN Air Corps. Cheney studerts on the Eastern Washirtgton college honor roll for fall quarter are Ruthy Canady, Dorcas Marie Eoulon, Margery Greene, and Marilyn Newcen. 10 Years Ago 1954 Members of the Cheney high school basketball team, leaders in the north  di- ision of the Spokane county eague, are Jerry Fielding, IRon McKinley, Bob Everson !Tom Delys, Roy Cam1beil, Don Jobrson, Bruce Fanert, Rn Gie4t, Ray Waters, Larry Hehn, Ron Mindnp and Bob Shea. Warren and Frank Moss have purcIased Kells,'s Tavern from Ted Lightly. Miss Dessa Stakie was capped at the Sacred Heart school of nursing ceremony! Sunday evening. A $200,000 bond issue for elementary school building will come before waters on March 9. The engagement of Miss Gwenith Campbell a,rd Dan- iel Schroder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schroder was an. nounced by 'her Parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Campbell. LETTERS... TO THE EDITOR 714 6th Street Cheney, Wash. Ja, rt. 13, 1964 Cheey Free Press Editor: You are to be car, gratulated on your editorial of January 3 erttitled "NOt Much Inter- est." Cheney has a citizenship of hi, gher than average intelli- gence; from that we can as- sume a higher than average potential interest. As of nov we citizens of Cheney re civic one-celled a n',nals Whose in- terests are bounded by the limits of our own properties. When I hed the post of City Engineer we had many citizen complaints and, if I may use this unscienific figare, 99.44 percent were of purely person- al intexest. Each approached .the city, nt as a citizen ask- ing. for general relief from a n,uLsance in his neighborhood, but as an individual asking for the storm wter to be kept of his lot, out of his garage, off rhis back porch or out of h basement. He did not present a petition signed by his neigh- bars asking the city to provide an effective storm sewer on his .street to protect ,him as well as his neighbors. The city forces, on expressed request of the Council, m3g go out ,and temporarily drain the water ..around his lot sad pos- sibly or. ,o his neighbor's. For the most part this tem- porizing approach is applied to many of the city's problems. There were, of course some exceptions. One time when ,the streets were quite icy H. D. Walker cled us up and said the street crossings in the business section were very slippery and dargeros and could, we sprinkle some coarse salt on the crossings. We did that, it melted the ice, and Mr. Walker called us and thanked us. We tried to keep salt on the crossings during subse- quent icy speUs. This represents a propex con- tact with the city forces With a folow up of appreciation. Too o4ten we take the city em- pl0yees for granted. They have evolved into a tight unit, do- ing their job as best they can with what they have, protect- ed from the individual citi- zen by a ring of scar tissue built around them by trying to keep the town operating under temporizing policies placed upon hem by a citizenry un- willing to assume the financial respo ,of intelEgent planning. Once, I am told, the foreman of ,the water department (not the present one) ,ran a nosey coumilman out of the pump-i h,ouse with a stilson wrench tellirtg him, "You councilmen are here today and gone to- m,arrow but I am here for- ever." The foreman was right. It 'is not the function of an individual councilman, in a mayor-council form of govern:- ment, to exert admntrative autlmrity. Administration of city affairs is clearly the func- tion of the mayor aad any del- egation of administrative dut- ies to a councilman is merely a gimmick to escape responsi- bility. However, the afore-mention- ed water department foreman could not be expected to fore- see the permanent status of our Cheney city councilmen. We have a permanen city council with temporary poli- cies. I am in a quandry. Should I be a rubber stamp and vote for the well qualified incum- bents on the city council or should I write in the names from the many equally well qualified citizens we ,have but who have sh.ewn no i,nevest in local affairs? We in Cheney have a one party governmen without a party, an oligarchy supported by apathy. The oft quoted adm,oniion of Lard James Bryce in his "The American Oomnon- wealth" that "eternal vigilance is the price of good govern- merit" ceeai,nly needs to be practiced in Cheney. I recenty took a trip through Oregon and as far south as Los Argeles and was ]mlressed with the many neat looking livable towns through which I passed. In comparison I must relnctantly admit that Cheney looks guite seedy. Our streets 'are in a distressed con- ditionpoor pavement or no pavement--broken dawn curbs and gtttters er no curbs and gutters--poor sidewalks or no sidewalks--absence of a com- prehensive storm sewer sys- tem even on paper. The alleys, especially in the business area are in a terri,ble condition. We have a sanitary sewer system for which we paid an mmense amount of money ad the trouble plus expense with which it has encumbered the city since construction in- dicates the need of a com- ple.te pofessional investiga- tion as where we stand before we throw good money after bad. VCho of us private citizens know how the incomes of the various city depart- meats are used? We seem to Conservation News CHENEY By Clarence A. Kelley I Soil Conservatio? Service i Throu,ghout 1963' Rudy Ros- [ enzweig, Richard Jessen .and I myse have commer3d on I the accomplishments of vhat I we termed a very prodnc2ve] year. Just how productive was I it? Wel, here are some cam-i bined totals for te 12 month[ period. [ The district signed agree- merits with 38 new cooperaz- ors covering 14,521 acres: and completed an equal number of farm plans covemg 31,- 976 acres. Rosenzweig, Jessen and my- self serviced a record total of 444 different farm owners and operators. This is approxim- ately 45 per cet of what is figured to be the potential operators in the district. A record number of 161 Agricultural Conservation Pro- gram cost-sharing applications were serviced with the follow- ing accomptishmerts resulting. The hilltop seeding practice, which was nearly established in 1963, rested in 527 acres of eroded crop,land retired to alfalfa and grass. Springs Developed In line with water develop- ments, five s'pring.s were in- stalled, 35 lives:tack ponds, and one wildlife pond. One instai- laban of 70 feet of pipeline for livestock water was made in advancing the distrbu,tio,n of grazing. According to past Soil Conservation Service reecords there have been approximately 130 livestock ponds developed in the district since $s focmu- i la,tion in 1944. Thirty,five those were completed this year. Approximately 20 miles of sod waterwyas were complet- ed in the diet during 1963 and over 21/2 miles of open drainage ditch. For under- ground drainage n excessive- ly wet areas 1,345 feet o tile was laid. To diversions total- ing 455 feet and one sediment retention dam were construct- ed. Firebreak Completed In the field of woodland management 162 acres of tree,, were thinned to increase their rate of growth and 150 acres pruned. To pro,tect the wood- land from fire 6,584 feet of firebreak was completed. Like we have said, it was a productive year. The results listed ,above are based only on cost-sharin, g practices. They do not include many other consey- ration measures applied in the district. We are proud of these accomptishments and know those applying consezation be getting less and less pub- licity on city expentures. Our parks are beautiful but what should be done to encour- age a wider use of them by the Cheney people? lr the con- venience and safety of the pe- destrians the ordinance re- quiring the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks should be enforced. A recapitul'ation of the city's attitude toward the college is urgerttly in order. The city co- ape,rates very well With Dr. Patterson in ,his adm#dstraive requirements for utilty ser- vices, etc., but how ate we sp- plying student off campus needs? For instance, Mr. Tubbs offers a wide selection of pa- per back books---good books, not trash--many of which are required reading in el!ass wxvk; Mr. Mosman offers an excellent cllege style shop. These are off cam,pus needs. But What about off campus :housing for married students? Why doesn't the city revise its unrealistic and prohibRive code requiremertts or apart- meats so Chat Irivate invest- ors can supply comfortable a,partmerts at economy rental rates? Imagine requiring each apartment o have en, ough land for a corn patch; nor do I recommend slum units. I do not propose any fancy boom and bust improvement program but I do pro,test the fran;tic occupation of or hands merely to hold our pants up When prudence would a belt. Samuel R. King Field trials, o vaccine against Asian influenza 1957 by Commission on Influenza, Armed Forces Board. Data from American Review of Respiratory 147 (1960). Variation in flffures due to differing vaccines tested. Your chance of remaining well during the cold winter ahead may be increased if you take certain simple :now. With the onset of winter, the commonest causes of various respiratory infections. Of these, influenza is undoubt- Ludividuals. T h e chart edly most important. It breaks shows that in 1,957 out in epidemic form about was substantially every two or three years, af- vaccination. fecting large numbers of in- Flu vaccine is dividua2s within a short time. according to formulas It is a. more serious disease cedures prescribed when it occurs in the middle- United States P u b I i c aged and older groups and in Service. It presently pregnant women. I n f I u e n z a killed virus of the A. takes its greatest toll among strains now prevalent those who are chronically ill United States, and of with such debilitating diseases other trains known t as high blood pressure, rheuma- influenza in the past. tic hea-t disease, asthma, bran- Surgeo General chris, tuberculosis, and harden- Terry strongly urges th Lag of the arteries, flu vaccine, especially The health hazard from flu tain groups. He has has in the past been lessened emphasized that the by a simple immunization pro- ly ill and those over gram. Vaccination now is rec- but especially those over ommended as a useful precau- five, should be tion, and. if the virus does not some of these people, change, should provide protec- immunization may be tion for a si.'nifi,.:a=nt number of savin measure. Marshall News By Mrs. Lorraine Gonia RI 7-9005 MEETING DATE CHANGED Four Corners gran,ge 'held its first 1964 meeting Wed- nesday, Jan. 8, t 8 p. m. with new ,officers:. The new time and day is .as foltows: the sec- ond and fourt'h Wednesdays at 8 p. m. All members are urged to attend the ne)ct meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 8 p. m. Everyone hrin,g sandwiches and jelio. Harriet Parker feU on the ice and broke .her leg Satur- day, Jan. 4. She is convalesc- ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker Jr. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Harriet Parker ,has been trees, urer for the Four Corners gra,n!ge for 28 yeas. practices .hold pride in them. Like always, the cooperation was excellent this year and we are ooking forward to an- other fruitful year in 1964. th AW Washington Bar Association THE UPSET LUNCHEON Sally and .her friend were having lunch at the Top o,f the Hill, a fashionable dovntewn restauran,t. Shortly after they had been served their meals a passing walter dropped a ray of dirty dishes and un- ,consumed food all over Sally. To make matters wprse, Sal- ly's frierds took delight in razzi, ag her :about the acci- dent. This razzing continued for several days, ,and greatly dncreased ,her embarrassment about the entire incident. Later, when the restaurant manager refused to make what Salty considered a saisactary settlement, she sued the Top of The Hi Resaum. "What does she want?" asked the restaurant manager. "I offered he.r $1.15 to get her suit clea,ned." "My hat was ruined, my new dress was a mess, our lunch- eon was completely ttpset, and I was me, de the laughirg stock of the ," said Sally. "Does- n't he know that peolle don't enjoy getting food spi,led on their clothes in a public res, tauant?" The jury decided in Sally's favor, and awarded ,her $500 damages. The restaurant ap- pealed to the Supreme Court. Can Sally cotlect damages in, this case? Yes, ruled the Supreme Court. Hnvever, the. court felt that the damages awarded by the jury were .too ,high. Sal- ly ,had not been p'hysieally in- jured, nor was she forced to miss work as a result of the a,ccident. The court, although aflow- ing Sally to collect damages, reduced the amount which the jury had awarded to $200. (This column is written to inform, not advise. Facts may change the application of the law.) Mr. and Mrs. and family went Lake Sunday to wedding of Miss to Ted Spurgeon. assdsted with the Ruth Peters served The color s cheme for ding was red atd wedding was at 2 p. day at the Brien God church in Moses Prepared by , American Foundation s Animal Health With the heavy son here, farmers are that two diseases deal of watching to cut chances of baby pig The diseases are elas and virus pig Erysipelas causes losses $24 million a year and loss from virus mated at $120 million. mated that 40 per cent tion's swine herds are with this latter disease. Erysipelas may occur forms. The most chronic joint or acute form which den death. Young pigs affected with the acute often. Symptoms of acute include sleepy loss of appetite, stiff chronic type, the quently settles in the causes arthritis and skin lesions on the ears, and between the legs. This is the danger baby pig diseases. Prompt diagnosis and by a veterinarian are portant if erysipelas be kept to a minimum the best way to cope ease is to have a cinate all pigs against Virus pig pneumonia strikes pigs about 3 Coughing is often the tom and is most morning when pigs roused. Scouring also about the time Often pigs do not look feed utilization is poor. Unfortunately may mistake VPP for any one of several other diseases. Such a truly costly, hence the step is to have a agnose to determine trouble. VPP is extremely control. One method pig isolation combined4 placement of inf stock with certified This is the danger to be on the lookout for eases.