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Page 2 Chemey Free Press Friday, April 17, 1964 7"Ap 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 every N. ATIONAL EDITORIAL Friday morning at Cheney, Washington. 1 I ACTIN Spokane County Subscriptions ................................ $4.50 per year LI, , "J xJ -Tl,,r All Other Subscriptions ........................................ $5.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER JACK PIERCE .................................... EDITOR The Communist 'Myth' No one slmuld have been surprised at Sen- tor J. William Fulbright's Senate speech of March 25 urgg that we ,get on with our appeasement of Communism a,nd forget the "myth" t C'ommunsm is a monlRhic oonspiacy to detroy the free world. We can start, the Senator thin, ks, by ac- cegt.g his rmon that the USSR is rm longer "totally and ianplacably hostile to ,the West," ,and "has shown a  wil,lingness to enter mu_ally advantageous arrangemen.ts with the West, and thusfar, at least, to honor them." We should strike a balance, in other word.s, beAween a few months off soft soap and nearly half a century of casehavde.ned perfidy. We must also "oercome ,the myth ,'at Cxade with Cunist countries is a com- pact with the Devil," and also quit annoy- ing our :allies about boycotting Cuba In fact, we shouM consider Cuba is Fidel Casaro's nd the .heck with Rand with all the slaves behind the Iron Curtain, as we,ll. AlParently hem'ing no roars of dspleas- ure from the White House, but on the con- tmry a cooing of a, greemen from Seerery of State Ruck---whose pemh he may have designs on----Senr Fulhright has chosen to sound off again. Abandoning the sanctu- ar of the Sena for the lectern at Cfiapel Hill, N. C., he has now seokled us for our "morbid" concern over being bused by Khrushchev, for imposg some confidence in our military---even o the extent of think-i ing they krmw heir bum,e. He ought Congress was being pretty offhand about it, too. Bt, so far as reports indicate, he did not discuss Secretary McNamara's attitude to- ward the mitary. We g.her that the Sen- aor thinks the troops slmuld help President Johnson fight the "War on Poverty." And this, incidentally, they are going to do. Wail and see. We have seen no armouncement of time and place for the ne istallmert of the Fulbright shiny. But we are sure ,the Senator has a lot more ideas, and we should not have long to wMt. 40 Years Ago 1924 Morning S t a r Rebekah lodge initiated eight new mem- bers as fotlovs: Miss Irene Brown, Mi'ss Elle,n Watson Miss Irene Lynne, Miss Mae Haffield, Miss Yule PuSh, Miss Ruckhaber, Mrs. Merle Rolfe and Mrs. Muriel Swank. Tom Smith of C heney was named by the school board to serve as high shool coach for tim coming year. Omer Pence has sold his ranch near ton and has pur- chased the Tom Graham house on Fourth street. Pence is at- terding the Norm, al sclmol. Cheney baseball team will meet St. Xavier team from Gon_zaga .on Gheney's new base- baH field at the old race track Sm''ay. Cheney's lineup in- circles, Key, Moran, Corcavt, Dennis, Dusty, R. McFarland, Edds, Corcoran and Scott 30 Years Ago 1934 H. D. Walker was reelevted president of the Columbia Ba- sin I-Iiglray association. Mark RatcRffe was elected secre- tary ,and George Brovn and E, R. KeBy were elected trus- tees. In memory of their son who died last year, Dr. and Mrs. Tieje are founding the Ralph Earle Tieje Jr., memorial setmlarship. The $100 scholar- ship will be awarded to a fourth year student majoring in English or speech at the Normal school. Tilicum club section chair- men were named as follows: civi, Mrs Lee Moore; Literary, Mrs. W. S. Bernard; m:usc, lrs. L. V. Tyler; and inCerrm- tion, al relations, Mrs. C. J. Coo- il. Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Lotie Een Coad, 64, who died Saturd:ay morning following a major operaion several days before. She is .survived by le.r hus- band, John. Gus Fitzner 's constructing a modern five ron bungalow near the siCe ,of his present residence four miles out of Four Lakes on the highway. 20 Years Ago Mrs. Helen Bair Allen ruled as grand bethel queen at the Washington Stae college gath- ering of the Washington Bethel. More Drivers Lose Ltcenses In Past Year [dent of the IOCM PTA, mad Mrs. REPORT FROM OLYMPIA Ray W bitfield were named dlegates to the state PTA[ By Gov. Albert D. Rosellini convention. teraes are I Washington has taken to the !Mrs. Fred Heinemann and highways--more than ever. Mrs. Earl Hilton. Michael T. Gray, new direct- or of the department of licens- es, 'has come up with some in- l teresting facts and figures to /bear this out. Conservation News By Richard H. Jessen Soil Conservation Service Now is the time to seed the waterways that were shaped or rcughed4n last fall. A little more shaping may be neces- sary and a well-comlYacted seed- bed should be prepared before seeding. The wa,terway should b.e as. close to the origin'el de- sgn-sme as possible. To com- ply with ACP cost slmring, the method of seedi,rg, mixture and rates per a,cre used must bt in accordance with accept- ed standards for the county. The seed could be mixed with rice hulls and applied with a grai drill. To do this, mix in about a bushel of rice hu}l,s with the amount of seed required for each acre of wat- erway to be seeded. The drill can be calibrated to the de- 1944 W, E. Garner announced nrore of the fa}lowing grasses that he was to be a candidate for general vcaterways: Man- far state represemtaive from char Smooth Browne, Ala Fes- the fith district subject to the cue, Timothy, Greener Inter- Republican primaries. The mediate Wheatgrass and Or- fifth district is at prese,n,t rep- chardgrass. For dry draws: To- resented by C. D. Martin, who par Pubescent Wheatgrass and was appointed by the county or Greermr Intermediate commissione to fill the un-iWheatgrass ' Nordan Oresed expired term of Donald Miller Miller resigned to join the armed frces. Miss Aiice St,ines, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. M. H. Stain.es of Walia Walla became the bride of Ersign John D. Spear, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Spear. 10 Years Ago 1954 Miss Janet Spencer has been chosen Miss Cleney, and is the first young lady to bear the title. Merrit JoLmson was elected: president of Gheney's Repub- lican club. V. M. Hu,Dhes was chosen vice president. Mrs. Harry ISampon, presi-  Durirg 1963, approximately ],760,000 mot:or vehicles were registered in the state of Was:h- ington--almost 100,000 more than in 1962. This indicates an increase of 5.1 per cent and if past saisUcs mean any- thing, we can, expect the same growth in 1964. Cycles Show Increase The biggest sngle rise in vehicle registration has been in the m'otoreycle category, but the black4eer jacket set no lnger lre in tlmt vehicu- hr clasfficatmn. T1mgh 19- 62, the student or business- man ,on ls motor scooter be- came a famizr sight on Wash- ington's stree aad hgkways. The burner and sportsm, a on ;his trail cycle also account. ed for the smlden rise in reg- istarati, on of veIRcles in the motorcycle cat.gory. So did the mailman nd the meter- maid on their th,ree-heeed cycles. Another rapd u,psing in vehicle registraion came ,about with :house and boat trailers, particuhrly te latter. Last year, 164,000 trailers were registered ir the sta,te. This fact, plus the stattics regarding trail cycles that were cited above, indicates"a dependance upon good outdoor recreation facilities by the lol- iday moVorist, the. hunter, the cmper and e boater. Car Still Leads The passenger car is still, by far, the most popar ve- :hide ,on the road with approx- i'mtely 1,220,000 registed in 1963. The licerme department fur- rished other figures that may rmt please some motorists. Out of eve 10,000 Washing- ton drivers, 81 lost their driv- ing privileges lst year. During the same period, 23 out of sired application, every 10,000 drivers were  ,placed on, prbatMn This rep- The seed mixture Shoul'a to-i re:,n s a substantial 2- -:- ucrease tel ,from 12-20 p,ouns per in rrim ............. =v as over luoz z acre, depending on the ram- i* * .................. , ye zu ou,e. l'ne recomnleno.:llaff, in_ ._:_,_, _. I g w'ola[ors are Den re- and ehglble seeds are 9-17 moved from ^-r .... g ' u mgflways. pounds per acre of one ox Yet, 1964 umlubtedy will bring an even heavier volume Wheatgrass and/or Durar Hard Fescue. The le'gume Should be three pounds per acre of one or more of the foowing--A1- fMa, Alike Clover and/or White Dutch Clover. Cast shares are applicable on a clean-seed basis and pay- ment is with, held until the waterway is weeded. Livestock must be excluded from the new seedings for the first year or until the plants have be- come firmly rooted. Clipping. may be needed for weed con-[ trol. [ For mare definite recom- [ menxta, tins or assistance in completing waterways or any other gra seeding, contact[ your local soft conservation ! technician. of motor vehicle and driver registration with the concur- rent need for greater traffi, safety than ever before. Already W.asngon's high- way casualty total for 1964 is put of proportion with prey- runs years. Wth the vacation period only two mo,r'ths away, ,he need for caution on the road wi[l be at its height. CALL FOR BIDS Eastern Washington State College Separate sealed bid propos- als are available for education- al equipment and/or supplies by Eastern Washington State College in the office of the Di rector of Purchasing, Roon 121 Showalter Hall. Proposal forms may be ob rained at the above office. T. T. Wall, Director of Purchasing (July 1, 1963-July 1, 1964) Early Spangle Recalled $ * WILLIAM SPANGLE FIRST SETTLER At a recent meeting of the Eastern Washington Genealog- ical Society, held at the Spo- kane Public Library, Miss Maurene Knuth, granddaught- er of Mr. and Mrs. John Knuth, Spangle, read an essay which she had written for a contest sponsored by the Daughters the American Revolution. The Genealogical Society pre- sented Maurene with four val- uable books relating to her sub- ject and sent her essay to Washignton D. C. for publica. tion. I MY ANCESTORS By Maurene Knuth My gret,great-grardfather, Wil, liam Spargle, before com- ing West, lived in Ma4ison Courty, Santon, Ill. He jo'ned Co. I, the 30h regiment of the Illinois infantry, Oct. 21, 1864. R will be 100 years ago this next October. I have here his discharge papers. He served in the G. A. R. a, nd marc,hed !through Georgia with General Shermfin. During his service in the G. A. R., he was taken prisoner and 'he suffered many hardships in the Libby prso. He received a medal from President Lincoln as one of the survivors of that prison. He , was discharged in 1865. It was while he was in prinson that the idea ,of the West came to his mind. There was much talk among the men of the great opportunities to be found. When tle war was over, his ambitiors and dreams led him to get together a few essen- .tiNs and with his wife, hris- terse Elnora, and his four chil- dren, Frank, Witl}am (known to oil as Billy), and two daughters, Emma and Carrie joined together with ot,her im- migrants in 1870 and headed West to San Francisco. He did not like the land for farming nor did he like any pa't o,f the country near San Francis- co so he traveled by water to Porthnd and then by barge to Walla WaLa. He spent the wJn- tr of 1871 in Walh Walla. he nect ,spring, leavig hi:.. family in Walla Walla, he bought a wagon and horses atd headed for what already ,ms known as the Palouse Country. He crossed the Pa- louse river and continued on for some 40 miles. Finding the land of his dreams at Pine Grove, ,about four miles norh- west off Spargle, where there was plen4y of fresh water, lots ,off bunch .rass for feed and a good standof timber and miles of the best tad he b2ad ever seen, he made camp and went back to got the rest of e family and su,es. The ordy Past Office in the county was located at Pine Grove,nw two miles nrhwest off Spangte, Stevens Cotmty. He was officially appointed the first Pos,t Master. At tat lne there were only five residents living at Spoakne Bridge anal there wasn't a Spokane County. The two sons, B,illy anti Frank, carried the ma,l fram Colfax to Spo,lane Bridge and Col- rifle. Later they moved and homesteaded the sig where now snds the town ,of Span- gle, which bears the Spangle name. I have here with me the 70th Homestead Act, issued in Washington Territory and sign.ed by Rutherford B. Hayes, Presidert of the United States of America. In 1877, an outbreak of Nez Perce indians made it n,e,ces- sary to build *a stockade which was located just east of where I the Span, gte telephone ofice nw stands. The at the fort were: Willa,m gie, Tiffin, Sanders, G. Span- gle, Hoke, Steele, H. Spa,ngle, DeSkields, Irby, Jennins, Jim Hoxsey, Jim Hubbard, Captain WeIls, Henry Cruse, Jim Wim- !py and Dick Benjamin About 30 young boys ,and range rid- ers guarded ,he families in, the ' fort. Phiile,o and Wi,l'liams and S'tuttl,ar sayed at their omes, sleeping in the brush. They were bachel,ors. In 1878, Wliam Sr. and William Jr. (Billy) took Captain Wirters to PhiHeo Lae to join General Sherman. This was the first time that William Spangle Sr. had a clmnce to see Gen- cral Sherman ,since he was in the war and they had many thi.ntgs to recall and 'o talk over. Captain Winters was headed back to Montana. He had left Walla Wall a with 100 men. Only 16 of the men re- mained and he needed the help of General Sherman. In 1878, the first sghool was buBt. In 1887 a two story school was buiHt. Now it is the I. 0. O. F. Iall. The town was in- corpo:rated and J. W. Smith was the first mayor. In 1889, the first por farm bv_idings were built. (Later Broadaeres). New the Sevenlth Day Advent- ist Academy has taken over the gou:nds and buildings. My gre at-great-grandfather ,passed away in 1912. Wiilia,m Jr. (Billy) took over the home place and kept on farmkng. Frank moved ,to Cheney. He be- came Post asCer there and lived his life in Cheney. My great grandfather lived aft o, his life in Spangle and died in June of 1943 a the age f 82. His daughter, Mrs. ohn Knuth, by grndmoher, stiff lives in Spargle. Another daughter, Verrfie Hill, lives in Rosalie ,and one son, Homer Spangle, lives in Seattle. .......... these l They're lint 18th AW trial Mort and he Supreme Cn ;;:::::tWh:r IZ2:;:: I co,rreetWas thein thistral Two pofice oficers stopped Mort Me,answell for driving the : wrorg way on a one-way ree. After observing and talking to him the officers concluded that he was drunk. Moat was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of an in- toxicant. However, at his trial Mort denied that he had been drunk. He Staggered "Mr. Me,aswell sggered when he got out of his car and when he tried to walk. He had a strong smell of alcohol, his face was flushed and his speeoh was incoherent," said the officers. "We've arrested a lot of drunks, and there is no doubt in our minds tha:t Mr. Meansvell was drunk." "Sure I had a couple of drinks," said Mort. "A few drinks can aggravate my dia- betes making my face took fl,ushed. I may have looked drunk but I wasn't. I always hove had trouble walking and my speech is bad N,nce polio as a boy. Besides what makes ; Yes, said Only the two i erating a way and !flue,n,ce of an required as tion. Both were Woved the officers. A layman, prturfity to upon which he ion, may give to whether a icaed. in this case their testimony being sible, and was support a tests ,are not intoxication. (This co,lumn inform, not change the law). Notice of Fire APRI L 15 TO OCTOBER Controlled fire season is in effect to October 15. Permits are required for burning and may be obtained at the 1321 Second Street, Cheney, Washington, 5 p. m. Monday through Friday. Permits for burning in approved, tainers will be issued for the entire season any restrictions placed during critical Permits for open burning will be when burning conditions are favorable. Please cooperate with your Fire apply for the required permits. Art Bean, Fire Jet-smooth Luxury Chevrolet makes roads feel as smooth as the maps they're Run your finger over a map and find yourself a place to go. 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