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42 THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SERVING SOUTHWEST SPOKANE COUNTY Cheney, Washington, Friday, March 27, 1964 Single Copy 10 Cents ,eens Dad L,ved Here J Marsh.all 00iLS00. D2UGSTE." oF D,cx STAR ATHLETE AT EWSC q) Jack Pierce I rect'or and wrestling coach. He County Engineer of Colf.v ,.^ also coached boxing at Colfax of "', for years before the sport was of j';:,:-\\;t drovped. .......  His son, Jim, was an out-I Wash- of foot- :ed in track Reese at 1930's. Dick, in fotball and hurdler mate c,f preseakt EWSC and School for gracLu,ating been at ,, 20 years Uec di- Sludenfs ing Schools Wash- s'tudents The assigned Seh0olShir. or, S,hir- Sellers. standing high school athlete in all sports and is currently throwing the discus for the Washington Sate Umvers,ity track team, where he is a s,e)n ior pre-taw student. His old- est daughter, Kris, is married to Phil Ma,st, a former football pikayer at WSU who is nov serving as a commissi,oned of- ficer in the army in Europe. Linda, 18, w'ho was crowned Junior Miss of America earlier this week at Mobile, Ata., is a senior at Colfax High School, and is the yourge of Dick's children. Fe/.ber is maied to the former Merle Cuffle, dughter of Mr. 'and Mrs. Henry Cuffle, who made their home in Cha- ncy for many yearn before moving to Spokane. Mrs. Fel- bar atso graduated-from EWSC. Rehn, Helm Join Ralcilffe At Ford Company Formation of a partnership at Ratcliffe Ford Co., effective immediately, r WaS ann'ouneed today by Mark Rateliffe. Rateliffe's new ass,aciates are Ronald Reihn, former man- ager of Cheney Implement Co., ,and Don Helm, former sales- man at Brown & Holter Motor Co. Rateliffe, who has been with the firm since 1923, will re- Hicks ad main Sehoal tehn Blum L Manager Grange o the trle in the as general manager. will become business manager and Helm will be sales managgr. Hahn lms j,oined the sa:ff and Rehn is due Monday, Ratcliffe said. Established In 1911 latchffe Ford Co., was es- tablis.hed in Che,ney in 1911 by ateziffe s father, Charles A. Ratcliffe, and Mark s broker, Lynn Ratcliffe, bath now de- ceased. The dealership is the second oldest Frd dealership in the state, the oldest being t Bel- linwham. It was ,also ,started in 1911, onty a month be,fore the Cheaey business. Last year the firm received a 50-year pin from Ford Motor Co., one of only three such awards made in the state. Ratcliffe, who became man- ager in 1927, said early sales records were destroyed in 1920, but he estimates an aver- age of 125 Fords a year &ave been sold at the business over 53 years--a total of 6,625 Fords. SUNDAY'S THE DAY--Scenes such as this will be repeated all over town Sunday by Cheney youngsters during the annual' Easter egg hunts. Cheryl and Dean Westerman arose with the Easter Bunny early this week to Present. ty Tonight WINDSOR SCHOOL PLANS CARNIVAL The Windsor school PTA will sponsor a school carnival Saturday, April 4, in Ee sclmol's muiti,purpe room The kicboff hour is 6 p. m. One of the hihlgb.s of the Ve'nirg will be the drawing r a television set and other prizes at 9:30 p. m. S%udents 'ave handling tck- et sales. Other prizes will be an electric tooth brush, tran- sistor radio and numerous other items. This vll be an outandiag even for the school year. Mrs. Clarence !Eoss, Mrs. Dean Swegle, Mrs. Carl Ha" and Mrs. Carman Reese are among he .teachers from Ohe- ney taking part. Elementary Graduation Aired By School Board as long as abuses such as cloth- irrg, flowers and dirmer danc- es re avoided. The matter was tabled until the April 3 meet- ing. In other business the direct- ors announced apprml of a $75 raise in the base teacher .salary, raisin,g the scale rom $4,625 to $4,700. The 'directors also increased the sa:lary unit value from $10.25 to $11.15 and provided n extra $50 in salary for seventh and eighth grade coaches. A request for teacher medical fund pay- meats was domed. The in- creases apply to all teachers and principals:. Th, ree more leer endors- ing the district's kindergarten program were read, bringing the total to 'seven. They were written by Peter J. Smith, rep- resenting the Cheey Elemen- tary Seh,ool PTA, Mrs. Lee Ableman and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harris. Director Richerd Russell said he had no quarrel with the kindergarten  and was "a le surprised to ge all these letters spporting it." "I do feel," Russell added, "that the money (to support a kindergarten program) could ,be put ,to better use far higher education,'sueh as Spokane Community Cllege." Mrs. Earl Hilton made a m- ti, on, which was passed, to answer the letters, making it dear tha.t no eharrge is phn- ned in the kindergarten pro- ;gram. J In a relatively mild CAmney School Board meeting here Wednesday night, the direc eonsidexed the anrmal problem of elth grade "grauati0n," cevnies. ero, ,asked permission Ix),hold a special evening eeremeny in. : stead of a final day assembly to nte the occasion. M_vs. Cic- ero said parents in the school wold like to stage an evening in everrt because the sclroal is 'small, the eighth grade chss is small and other activities normally undertake in larger schools .are rt found at Sun- set She called for a return to : well-regu}ated graduation cere- monies at Sunset, void of ex- eessPce ,abuses such as dinner  dances, corsages, special dress- es and clothing. She said the request was being made to nmke Vhe even a memorable occasion far Children and-par. en, ts. The district policy, adolated in 1960, states that no grad- uation ceremames are ,allowed in the Cheney School system eceN at the end of the 12th grade. KI District regulation alo p- --,Onday ,bibles the awarding af iplo- mas to eighth grade pupils. Certificates furnished by the cotmlty superintendeat of schools may be issued. Salaries Hiked Dr. Richard C. Langtn said he was impartial on the nm,tter get a sneak preview of things to come. They were dressed in their Easter finery, as well. Chryl, 7and Dean, 8, are the children of Mr. a Mrs. Warren Westerman. They attend Bez elementary Scheo|. County Will Not Operate Fish Lake Resort This Year The eotmy commissioners will not operate a public re- sort at Fish Lake this summer, they old a meeting of Fish Lake home owners Monday. The meeting, held at the borne of Ed Nee, was attend- ed by about 15 home owners, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Meyers, operators of Meyers Park Re- sort at Fish Lake, commission- er Hard BN1 and Roy Gun- derson, head of the county parks departmert. Earlier this month the co,m- missioners an nouneed they would exercise their option to purchase Bmrker's Resort for $43,207. The resoct las been under lease to the county since July of 1965. The resort was oned by Mr. arrd M2s. Frmk S. Bunker. The commis- sioners announced at the ime they intended to rn the re- rt into ,a eournly-oned pub- lie reereati:on area, wi the ,help .of federal mateMng fuvs. Mr. and Mrs: Meyers, who competed with the county last summer whi it ran a phlie resar at h Lake, have steadiIy  such compe- tition from te county. Last week they met wtN the commissioners ,vIm reiterated their inten t the time operate the resort again ,tl-ds summer as a PUNic re- v01t. Then, at Monday's meeting, the commissioners dd an about face and said the resort would nrot be a tmblic facility again. They sad they will use it for Boy Scout purposes and for Red Cross swimming les- The }ake was poisoned for islin,g ths year and wi not ,be reopened for fishing un,til the 1965 season. UPPER CLASsMEN WILL REGISTER MONDAY AT EWSC Eastern Washington State Coege students began a week of vaeation Monday fail, owing complon f the winter quar- ter. Upper classmen will return to the Chancy campus Mo- day to register for spring quarter. Freshmen will regis- ter Tuesday and chsses will begin Wednesday. Parcel Post Rate Hike Due April I Acting er Bob Shea reminds residents of Cheney that an egfective date of April 1 has been set far new domes- tic pa,rvl lost rate increases. The parcel post increases-- approved recently by tim Inter- state Commerce Cvcmnission and averaging about 13.1 per centis expected to yield about $75.4 million anmaally. Catalog rates wilt be increas- ed pprexi, mately 13 per cent and will produce added rev- ee of about $2.4 mi;llin ff 1962 volume is mmntained. The higher rates do nt af- fect air parcel Imst or inter- national preel pe. The recent decision of the ICC wilt assist the Past Office Depament in carrying out its objec'ves of reducing the drain on the FederN treasury by $100 million. The last parcel pogt fncrease was on Feb. 1, 1960, accoxlig to pos,tl officiMs. To illustrate the off oct of the new rates .he, Sea rmed that a six-pound paxcd-- which isthe a'erge weight for  area delivery will cost 37 eerAs hnstead of 32 ce1z. Chamber To Sponsor Booth At Home Show an Inspection Old Junior High School To Get Close Inspection The City Council decided Tues4ay night to empower the state fire marshall and the county engineer to inspect the Cheey School District admin- istration building. The decision folio,wed a re- quest for such action by Mrs. Wilfred Gamon in oxder to "set the record straight, pub- 1,My, once ,and for a." She cited several conflicting re- ports on the safety of the building which have been in circulation. Council Dr. James Johnson made a mon providing for inspection "of any building in Chorey, as so needed," wMch carried un,animously. The school building, known as the old junior ,high school, prob- ably will be the first building inspected: Project Planned The council also agreed to aid and assist in development of the Second Street ball park in conjunction with the Lions Club. Harvey Ashburn repre- sented the service dub. Councilman George Fisher said present pl, ans don't call for use of the ball park this summer for little league use. Instead, he said, doubleheaders will be played at the Betz School field. The park is owned'by " the city and city personmN and equipmen,t will 1be used to tanl fill dirt p21, to seeding the field. Councilman Ted said watering the park will provide a problem this sum- mer arid he mggested the Lions make plans  see the field is 'properly wterod. Bids Opened Bids were opened fer gen- eral .insurance ge for ,the city but an "unmediate award was not made. A com- mittee headed by Fisher was appointed by Mayor Nolan Brown to study the bids be- fore making an award. The Airway Heights Grants Franchise To WWP For Gas The Airway Heights town council granted a 25-year fra.n. chse to the WaShington Water Power Cmpany to proide natural .gas ice to the communRy t a meeting Mon- day nigtit. Service  Airway Heights will be provided through a dis- tribution line to he construct- ed ,by WW from ear Fair- ehikl Air Base to the new Spo- i kane International Airport !terminal bl.d.g. The line will pass hrough Ah'way Heights. "We appreciate the action of the council and lok for- ward to the opportunity of serving the residents of Air- way Heiglts," E. W. Hatch, Spokane division manager for WWP, said. "It will become .A heoth promoting Oheney the  22nd community in our wm oe sponsored by the Cham- ntural ,gas 'family.' Natural er of Commerce at the Spo-gas is an industrial grmv kane Home Show April 22-261 asset to any emnmunity and I at the Coliseum. [ am cotffident hat it will Fmve The booth will feature alto be j,,ust th'at in Airway picture gallery of Chancy and Heights, he said. rural scones. Mrs. Bert Oon- rath and Mrs. Elaine Engel[ mu ,e are collecting colored p4ctures],ll|l %UUlI} far he booth They have sked " . . that ,anyo wishin to con-I Chancy Juice ann Police tribute pictures to cRact ' Court results: them 't home. A1 L, Ang, W. 704 Poore, Mrs. Hilton To Attend Meeting Two representatives from tlm heney School Distct will participate in the Washign State Sclmal Directors' Ass',n meeting Tuesday at Spokane. Takirg part wilt he Lowell Poore, assistant superintel- ertt, ,and Mrs. Ernestine Kilton, school board director. 1st St., Clmney, peeding, for- feited $12 lmnd; A1 L. Arm- strong, W. 704 1st St., Cheney, speeding, forfeited 'identical $12 band; Terry M. Hevett, Spokane, speeding, ffeited $12 bond, all in Justice Court. Am, Burr, Cheney, failnre to yield right af way, forfeited $29 bond; Gary Hicks, Sutton, Hall, failure to yield right of way, causing accident, fined '$15 ($10 suspended), both in l Police court. committee planned to met fl- owing council meeting. A letter from the Junior Chamber of Commerce calling attention to slmrs in city street signs was red by City Clerk Roy Foss. (Con. ,tents of the letter we tmb- lished in last ,week's issue of the Free Press.) Mayor Bxwn suggested the council reply by lette to the JteYCees, thfldng them fr ir survey and comm them for "a step in  lt  direction." He said  coun- cil would like to know wheme the signs can ,be obtained md how much they will . City Superintendent Roy Hansen said he thu,g materiIs for the' project wuld cost in the neighborhood of $3,000. Mayor Brovn said the city tmdge ha $1,100 for miscellanoous con- struction rand street Ngns. Claim Paid The councilmen agreed :o pay a cm aainst the city for $205 caused by a col:en between, cars driven by Police Chie James Crawfard .and a Jerry Hopkins, Whose address wasn't disclosed. Their ca collided in Cheey last Janu- ary 17. Mayo Brown recom- mended flat h claim be iand a payrnen.t was made mad cm'- tied. Eldon ,Engel addressed t&e cuncil and reported n a civil defense meeting he at- tended ,his week in e. Roy Hanson also atteled the mesting. Engel asked the  consider calB a pubic civil dfense meeting in Ceney o discuss recertt deveh)tmmns; to consider puvhasl a sup- plemetary power pant to mtpply power to the city ,hall iz case of nuclear attack and ,to have a civil dofese drill here this spring. The city hall will be  as a lmsptal if :Cheney is ever attacked. The council approved the re- ques to blow ahe aavk sire sometime this spring, "to let people know what it sounds like" A two week notice will be given bere the sinmted attack warning is sounded. LID Disturbs! Hanson again called r pub- lic response to Local Impmve- met Distrke (LID) plojeei in Cheney. He enc(mraged iter- ested Citizens to contact the city 'hall far a detailed expla- nat[or, on LID propec for street and curb paving and im- provements. s City Engineer xee imp.ran said it has been his expenerme tlmt many ppte will want to take 4e of LID projects once they are tmderway but getti them to understand the projects is dif. ficult. Costs vary with differ- ent stuations he said. A public hearing on the city's pending new codification was set for AprB 14 at the city hell. The lmaring is ns - sary before a new cede can be adopted. ,Mayr Brown said Borde- rline Prier Administmin, vchih provides .the vty' pow- er, has decided not .t ise rates, as previ plarmed. Gheney's new contract with BPA will extend from Dec. 20, 1964, to Dec. 20, 1965. Rate adjustmenlx can be made every five years after that if the contract is renewed. The council agreed to continue the contract. Bob Wilson, Cheaey con- tractor wo is i same aen t the old Bestway Building Center, asked peeis- on to instal/ at., "apron" along the Main Street cttrlg in front af the Imp. The council took nve f the i%ct at two drive in "apt(ms" al- ready exist along that, block and .refused Wflsen's request, saying the parking space is needed.