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q&apos;ha__..__ THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SERVING SOUTHWEST SPOKANE 68, Ntrmber 34 Cheney, Washington. Friday, January 29, 1965 Authorizes A Study 00y's Water System regular meeting Tuesday evening city cuncilmen several matters, most irrtpoa'tnt o,f which was prob- decisie to accept the $890 offer of the engineering at Washirtgton State Uurfivevsity for making a study projection o,f needs for city water supply, a new projections, etc. cLiscus,sed was mutter storm dranage sys- the eol, lege and city. e ]as esim,ated this cost about $73,000, to put up about $14,- its sttare. The col, logo is to stretch this im- over a 10-yeJar per- e ,mJt of its state The council resol, ution to agree to in the event frets the nTecessary Buy Police Car Ed,ett's corn- authorized to make on the bics submit- new pol,ce car and they comsid, ev the The council decided the bids o1 the new be purchased for the /mthorized the to daw up for a new 2Vz truck far the street prepatory to is- for bids. Rcation Granted No. F-46 deelar- vacaon of Colmbia 2ad to 31xl and to 6th was pased as for by property own- counc a,lo passed a the of tlm reainin n Chambka bet-een streets. Ordimanee a99eavs m  in flis The Free Press. Hearing Set a Bill Is Introduced Asking for Cheney College Access Road A faster route between E,ast- ,rn Washington State Col'lege arid Spokane th,at woald by- the Cheney bahas d:.- trict yeas proposed Friday in a bill ,o,ffared in the House. Sportc, rs are Rep,s. Elmer E. Jhnston, R-Sp,skane; El,mcr E. Hu.ntley, R-Thornton, .arrd L.c,n- ard Sawyer, D-Puya'}lup, chair- man ef the House Highwuy committee. The three legislators, pro- pose that the highway commas- sion acquire right of way and build a hard-surfaced r,a from the EWSC field ho,use property n.orthe,aterly to a junction with U. S. Highway i0, near the point wh2,re the highway intevse,cts the N. P. branch lne tracks, more than a mile east of the Cheney city limits. Would Cost $260,000 The bil,1 ca,lls for a highway department expenditure or $260,000 far ,the project. Hov- erer, speci provision is made that the ghway department undertake the road building job ,only it the cty of Cheney a,grees to maintain that p.0r- ti>n of the road within the Cheney city lmits and Sok,ane County cornmtmioners agree that .the cotmty will pay for maintaining the road that i,e,s within the county but outside the city of Oheney. The city of Che,rtey has agreed to maintain the street over vehich the new highway might travel within the city limits. The bill carries wth it an emergency clause that would make it take effect tlis spring. ROBT. TUBBS IN HOSPITAL Rbert D. Tubbs, former op- cra.tor o,f the Che,ney News- stand, en#erod the Veterans Hospital in Spokane for tree,at- meat on Wednesday, Jan. 20. a puMie hear- vtaaton of F street to the city lhnlts in weee the nv round be built. :wi be hea sovne mid-February. ntter f chard request that the city towing charge re- stree crews re- ,his truck some weeks ater some di to tot the against Mr. Hinek- Padies Write Free Press About Jer With Built-in Feature Fulton, S. D. Dear Box 336: I seen your ad "m the Free Fress pper you got advertS,sed. I could use three of the Fore- beskiers.if I Can buy them on time. Ain't got much m,oey here until we pick the potatves. If you can't sell on ttme, I have a good Whimmy Diddle for ,a Smoke Grirtd'er that I xvotttd trade even up. Let me know. Pat Sohday Pres has received from per- in the recet- Forebeskier with The first is om M1. former tool the eMef en,#n- of .the Pafic Tele- in Seattle, who hap- our next door up at Priest lke. The is from a,n >Id sol- buddy who ives S. D. Here are the 42 .......... Armther letter arriving just wheeler street[ before press time this week is atl, 9, Washington rom Warren Westerma, Ohe-  Frost [ ney pharmacist. Here is h'is in, lree Press I qu!,rY:  [ I have noted yaur adver- rosl: tisemert concerning the Fore- beskier. Please funlish me with the foowing .additiomal data as I art to have the Heming- a,y modified for centerline tangental operation. "What is the distance from the rear pinion to the alternate outboard shiftlfter? What is the maximum run-mat when un- der full load and speed? "Was the top slaned sot cut with a cutter or slotted with a top opera,ted slated slot slitte? "Please let me hae the re- ouested inormation at your earliest convenience so that I may determine if ths mec, tran- ism can be ,adapted to my type- writer to insure readable pre- scription abels." Warren Westerm, a'u with reference to the Free Press with a bflt- (right r left the ,owner is this with mtch as such rare are almost imposhle such rarity, I pve- has been pro- all points of in- pleased if you a copy to me for a brochure is I am enclosing a $100.00 stage to hold the prec- until such time as I a prsnal in,spec- :ht and left hand lea- particular interest as a Dube, ,sary -resis attach- a Frammis arm. If a good match I Shall very fortunate. from you at convenience, I Yours very truly, Milhrd A. Batchelor (Ali,s Millie the Kid) COUNTY Single Copy 10 nt 'This Was Cheney Normal School Prior to 1900 AFTER THE ORIGINAL Benjamin P. Cheney Academy building burned in the late 1890's, the normal school was housed in a new build. ing put up by the Cheney public school dis- trict until this new tructure was built before 1899. There are still many local residents liv- ing Who remember when it too burned in 19t2. See the 1900 history of Cheney in a special article in today's Free Press. 1900 Hisiory Book On Spokane School Board Will Ask for Lowered Special Tax Levy F ,o>wing a discussion with a group of citizens representative of al areas of the sehoM district at a meeting on Jan. 25 the O4 reetors of Cheney school district No. 360, in special board meeting, voted to ,hold a speeiM levy eleco on March 16, 1965. The levy would be for the purpose of z, money necessary to pmhe equipment, furaituve and sehl buses .needed to put the new high settol in operation in the fall of -- 1966. Police Chief Says Amount Greatly Reduced -- This electim% Which is Step 1 964 A Busy Year 2 n a og-ange plan develop- ed by he seol board in the The ast year was some- what busier fr tho Cheney police c, cpartme,.  I.n 1963, accord;r,g to Police Ciief J. A. Crawford, who supplied the Fre Press with statis- tics for 1964. Prt of the jump ;n activiiv could be at- tributed to a part;cularly snowy v, inter, maing for more cccidents, nd partly due to increased scudent and town ,opu|afion. There were 82 at, cident in- vestigttd during the past year and 243 ttests made. Police Court fine. amounted to $1905 plus $3t0 going in- to Ihe rwer education found for total court receipts of $2265. Local Scouts Tied For Third Spot in First Aid Contest Cheney By Scout troop 56, came in thh'd on the first County Has Pi0neer {00heney: St0ryr cn00 00last week. Participants A large vohme entitled "The History of Sgkar:ty," written by the Roy. Jonan l!Mw'ards in 1900 was reeeaxedy t brought to The Free Pess ofice ,by Wuiter Iu. :, wh. iliad bur- l rowed it from the Sam Braaten,s to ,read. Loockvrd from the vantage  o 65 years ago, as it does, th book couM wetl be regarded as pribeless today. The Free Press is pu,hlhlng the chapter on Cheney .in tlds ,Lsu,e starting below. were from 17 patrol of the Chinook i district of Sltn'e county. The patros were gven 10 town is on one of the ,highest first a2d problems ai four points of the Big Bend I/Meeau, mirmtes to den(mstrato to'eat-i 2,300 feet above the. ey of l mefftt .far ech. AlI  of l the sa. In the mg] the district  been country hee i  rich ag- first aid the st month. rictural ]and, also fruitgruw- Bruce Mclntceh direett the rg and stoclaisig seior The ton ws lakl out by the Northern Pacific Raiiroad Company and the first house erected in 1880. 'Ie nmne Choney is in remembrance o/ the late Beaj,amin P. Cheney, of Boston, to whom the town is eslcially indebted. Cheney has had in the past, as we as today, amorg its ei 'tzn some of the m,st progressive mma in the west, wlo have beeaa thoroughly devoted to the in- terests of their town. Ama them may be mentioned Hun. D. F. Percival. a native of (continued on pege 6) Five Attend Grain Directors Meeting Attertd-ag North Pa,ci:fie Gain Grower meeti fr managers and direVtors in Port- land Thtrrsday arrd Friday were Elmer Lulten, Gheey manager of the Grain Growers ass'n; Jerry Btz, Francis Kual, Her- rrmn WflCms arm Art Halver- s:an of Fpanoh. They went by  plane and were delayed in landkng by the nmvstorm at the airport at Geiger. Another Forebesider Prospect Uneahed : T, he folffowing letter iaquir- ,g ,about the Forebeskter is; sgned only "Customer," but one of our operative dd sne gum shoe work .mad. found he is ,a member of the cllege fac- ulty. Cheney, Wash. $an. 25, 1965 Box B Cherey Free Press Please give me more inior- marion a,bott your forebesider. .ha is the year model? I Who is the manufac*urer? Is here any way you can rc- moe the bult-in Hemingay and replace it with a built- in Bmevson? Your price  right and if ! he details requested are in ccording with your statement that the forebesider is prac- tically new, you have a deal a,s.sunfi'ng that parts can be obtained locally, and hat the manufacturer s reable. Rop]y to Box 189 Customer ----t-, MARgETS St White, bu:sael ........ $1.31 Wh4te Club, bushel ......... 1.31 Barley, ton ...................... $42.00 i Oats, ton ........................ $42.00 Thday quotation, FOB Cheney. . cantast with Gen Durlmm as. sistirg. Intents and firemea .at ,Fairchild were the judge. Troop 3 wn the fmt prize; troop 149 second and Cheney troop 56, Frkl:, sdmol troop 34 ,md FMrchikt troop 142 tied for the  prize. Going from Cheney were Dean Swegle, scoutmaster, Bill Hgelm, Del Jor6an, Ed ad Dick Swegle, Jerry Jofft.nsoa and Sandy Fenstemacher. The Cheney troop meets each Tues- [ day everdng in the junior high school building. GAMON EDITING COLLEGE PAPER A Cheney senior, Terry Gmn- .on, has been appointed editor of the EWSC stu,dma, nespa- pe, The Easterner, for the winter quarter. I,,da A. Biggs, Espanola, is the new associate editor. Other staff positions have gone to SteVhe. W. Spo 'kane, business manager; David C. Conn, Seattle, nevcs editor; Rbert R. IVhthews, Spokane, sports editor, and Glmn B. Reed, PortIand, pho- to.grapher. J,mmy: Ryan Visits In Old Home Town Jimmy Ryan .of WaUa Va, lla lms been in h,is old home town several days the past week vis- iting his mother Mrs. lihel Ryn .arm his may old fierMs. His wife will be dismissed frova a Spokane h<134t this Fday foX,awing a cataract opevntima on one eye. Jimmy is a successful coon- crete contractor in Walh Wal- la. His brother Pat and daugh- ter, vmw out of high sck0ol, are living in the Garland dis- trict in Spokane. College's Winter nrollment 3,154 Official winter quarter an. rollment at Eastern Washing- ton State College has reached 3,154, a total 385 higher tan last year, Perrin C. Smith, EW- SC regisar, said today. The winter quarter total is only 23 tess than the fall quar- ter enrollment of 3,177, Smith 'aid. This is a drop of about 7/10th of one per cent. Each qtmrter's emllment has set a new ,high record for the past 10 years, Smith re- ported. Good words are liken string of pearl,s. CHENEY The best a,dver/iscd town in the county i,s early years its ambition was to be o tesz than 'the metropolis of eastern Washington, and it is not the fault of it heroic citi- zens that thi high aim was not realized. Ciaeney is beau,tifully sittmted o,n the Nozthea, n Pa- cific R,:,i.',.r:)ad, 16 miIc,s wet of Spokane, where he Wshing- ten Cen'tral bvanche o,f'f to the Big Bend ('untry. The town ite is c s,pecially ad,a'pted for a ,.,'ell e.z'dered city, the land re- ceding gradu,ally from the rail- rc,zd toward a sligh:fly eleaeed pl;,.t,au. A pcLion of the town was originally covered wth pine trees, and even t3@ay the suburbs h,ave a parkhke ap- pearance. The n'orthern eid is an pzn prairie of ric}h sJil. Nice View From Hill Or, the high elevati,: hal a mile north of the normal s,o] one can have .a fine ve of the va.= and fertile laaouse v, al, l.ey to the outh ad he rug- ,ed Co,t,r d'Ale,ne region to the c,t, Th ls,:,at',3,n .f the The Braateaa,s flmnd te book in the basement of th former Hem'y Wenfller resenee which they purchased in 1940 from Wedler's duffhter Mrs. &fred Adams, now ing in te mdwest. Miss Rue Helps F,lorence Rue, who hs a sma,]l booklet on the history o I the Wen, tiler family, sam Hen,ry Wendler was born in Ohl,o in, 1836. In t859hewentfromNew' York t.o San Francisco by boat, crossing the Isthrnus o,f Faa- ma by wagon or train, the tri:p requiring 26 days. He a,nd his wise moved .here fro,m Nevma:n lake in 1908 and opaned a su- deaats barding 'huse at the cor- n,or of 5h and F streets. He had been a cabinet make and furniture de,lee before buy- ing the Newman ltake pl,aee. Contains Biographies The tat oae-tMrd of the large book c0tairs borki- col sketels of well k,own cit- ier, s of Sgok ae cuaty of that day with many f them devoted to men living in the Oheney area. The. bok woud be an .aset to any lo,ca library or the Cheney cmmunity rrm. sJ,um. THIS MAY BE A FOREBESIDER Pete Smith, jeweler says h,e's pretty sure a Forebesider is a four poster bed. Ted McMil- i lan, implement man, .ys it can't be a farm implement a.rrd S'h, oe Roos bel, ieves it is a ma- chine for scaring pavement. But the inventor wouldn't tell us for sure. Indications are Lee Ahleman has offered to that the Hemingway wasn't properly built in, in this particular upholster the machine but not Tbos, Who is said not to need model, which probably turned out to be one of those assembly it'anyway, belt lemons. See separate story in this issue. sp and smranr of 1964, y had been tated to 155,350, or aproxJmate- ly 13 m" fls. B0mxl action now !has reduced the lean] to $116,- 090, or approxiaately 9.9 millS. A favorable vote m the levy will result in a drop in extra mMlage to 9.9  faxma the 15.2  that citLzPs o the dstrict vted i September, 1964. How It Was Done The bom-d gave tbxee reas- ons for being ble to reduce he cost of the levy to the tax- payers: ul investment of the building fund racy.los vted in September, 1964, will earn approximately $25,000 r the drict More exact _ng o4 the cost o equipmeat and fttrn- ture for the r, ew b_igh school has regulted in tess mtoney bei required for the pro. gl_ffrl. Provision of grassed py. fields for  of tlm district's sx sclmals call for eom- mumty lartictlmtima Whk-h reduce the aumn of ltacted service requixe. Publicity Planned The board dmplmsized the ecety of a   ram unir _ the  of St 2 af ilair its m'biy the crrying of the story of tkis need to otlmr cits in the district. Seen n' Heard Winer weary citizens ad ew Shgvelers, tke l{art- The ,lrg range fcast for this region unit Feb. 15 is warmer than nrna.1 and less preeip than normal . . . Cmm- cilman Sphen Wise, thaxmg'n eetdootedness, rml out t2xn u.nfler his f Mlin oarlmrt roof just in time. He .had been ,slovelin snwv when tim roof fell i ... Cutd you ca the wire services slavish for extra ,heavy news eoveraje of Presi- dent's safles? . .. ChurChi_ll's Start dr,g as a great nmn one at oMy from oble tg ,but  from is abiIi cormnuncate .his thouts to ,his fe,llv-mart. His tmmamr of writing arm speakin makes us ink of the Gmn Sye u read but in Engl1 it . . . Nkme of our presidents for the pat few dcade have n'toas- aired up to ham but the lae muda malinod General Mac- Arttmr came cmst, in our op' . . . Rift now the feaered free boaters i our ,back yard are tl juneoe, starlin and a couple of peetty ,big flieler wmdpecke. The clmm eat y en with ' j but seem to fight the str-lings . . . Had an item in the crresgdece this week men4 inte]le- gene (sic) teo... Reminds us of tahe  little ,0000hbor girl wo used to say, "Your |goran is refresh." . . . It wuld ,be intaresting to count the nam'ber of lrffe cross-state trucks that fro through here in a 24 tmur period . . . For 18 years at The N Miner we .lad a linotype operator from Spirit Lake Who could usually be coaxed t substitute for a few 6ays but he'd rath- er, not. We dubbed Ted Nah as The Relu ,craft Printer... Ted tam us one day  much tudy that 'he lind finally fig- urged out why women ke to Change the furniture so oten. "It's the nstin instinct in the female," he said, ami t's the ,nmst logical explanation we've yet .'.. We hd to run that Forebesider classified ad .over again free for the man. eFOrgot to say it can be ued ither left or rihtdmaxled . . . After g Raymond Ros' rtiekame ,as "Shoe" we got to wolaMering if it mdh be Shoo s in shoo-fly, 5uS no, it was S/me. He once worked in a shoe sk)p... Wel, bye-bye rrow . . . .ii i .... i i: !( ./! i ;ii) ! /?! ii  %iill