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Page 2 Cheney Free Press Friday, May 22, 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 every NATIONAL EDITORIAL Friday morning at Cheney, Washington.  U:ilSr_, C=::,.: Spokane County Subscriptions .......................... : ..... $4.50 per year - _.. _.   : All Other Subscriptions ........................................ $5.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER JACK PIERCE .................................... EDITOR Editor's Note: Cheney's recent school controversy has prompted editorial comment in two nearby newspapers. The opinions reprinted here are those of the respective publications, and not necessarily those of the Free Press. Cost Is Critical Fador In Schools A recent controversy in the Oheney School District emlhasizes a problem vchich is be- comisg increasngty important in the entire field of education. There is little disagreement on the fee,ing that a good public education program is nec- essary. There also is little disagreement on the idea that there should be financial sup- port for such a program. But there is cor,,sideraLbl,e ,disagreement on what constitutes a good educational program what is needed and what is pefluus. The controversy with the Cheney School Board, wtiich eventuMly brought about a switch in a decision, involved the necessity of .an assistan su, perinteadenVs position Which called for $14,298 annual sahavy. It was emphasized by the bod th the proposed elimination of the position was no reflection on Mm. This is one of the biggest problems vhen a situtation such as this one arises. PersonaliCcies are bounfl to be in- volved, even though everyone concerned does net want to cast reflections on any indi- vidual. But the basic problem still exists. Does a sctml district such .as the one at Cheney need un assistant superintendent at a salary of $14,2987 Does the Spokane School District need an administrative staff as large and costly as it has? The questions, we believe, can rtot be affirmatively answered with as- SulTance. Administrative costs of schools have tend- ed to increase at a greater rate than enroll- ment. Certainly, we must provide our chil- dren wth good education. But we also must constaItly watch unnecessary expenses and strive to keep costs at the lowest possible amount consistent with the program wanted by the general public. --The Spokesman-Review "hefty Good Diggin's" A tense *heari,g has been ging on among the folks at Cheney. Around the table, it might serve to provoke some challenging thoughts about the costs of education and where it ma2 be going. The stir at Cheney was caused by same pat- ron, s who plaposed the release of art assis- tarot superintendent. They said he wasn't needed, but that makes ne great difference in this discussion. The though grows from the ict tt this assistant was geting $14,250 per term. It seems likely, then, th, at the moderate sized school diLS'trict is paying its superintendent $18,000 or more per year. Call me backward, or a conservative, that sounds like pretty good diggin's. Does it make you wonder if these men are pid so well to toach children? Or is their value incumbent upon educating the public to the need for more money by the school? The intent here is rtot to cast any reflee- tioRs .on the men involved or upon the specific issue, but to wonder some about it as it might refer to a genera trend. Washington Stae has always been fortun- ate in being able ,to afford good schools, and can today. It is doubtful if the faculty mem- bers who actually teach the young people axe anywhere near being overpaid. But the Cheney strife should raise the question if the sckool.s ave in dager of becoming top- heavy with highly paid political and a4min- strative officials. --Davenport Times A Time To Begin -Once again this spring graduaon day approaches in .schools all across the land. It will be art excitirg, proud and ulaforgettable day in the lives of millions of yourtgsters rd their famih'es. Each of us remembers this day in our own life: For it bro.uht recognition of ,chievemertt 'and a time to sy goodbye to many friertds and familiar surondings. This year's graduates will experience these same fee*lings and they will move on to meet the cta,llenge and the opportunities of the werld before them. Today man's sum of lrowtedge and appli- cations of it move ahead at an unprecedent- ed pace, so grdu,ation exercses nw as never before mark not an ertd but a beginmng. Young people must keep with them lways, as a way of life, the habit of learnirg and rowing that took them thr(mgh their Fears of educati. If they keep this as the most importart Iesson learned :m sChool, the world will be theirs to slmpe. .. ne isn't ,stepoing there. l, coo wt the vv..,zmrua ta, te Umversaty rm. vtata Center, in ,an, a, bb has seeded a compu'mon trial of three al- rata varieties. These beag La- ua, N.omad, and Ra,bler. adak, introduced from In- dia, .nas bee a lg-ye.ldin,g variety and has wilt resistance. tt is cortsidered by WaMmg -i t.on State University experts to be the most widely adap,ted and used variety for the ,dry- laaa,d m'ea. Nolrmd is a selection from Oregon. It has a prate, svroad,mg habit of growth. The amoun,t of creeping is variable appently dependent on the s)ii, climate artd use. Rambler is a devetopment from Sakatclmwn, Alberta. It is winter hardy, productive like Nomad, has the biity to creep. Rabb rtee,ds an alfalfa vCh2ch w produce good hy atd pas- ture on stmliow sfi_l sits for as many yea,rs as possible. Through this cooperative rial he hopes to sele that variety. The plots, atl ,seeded in the same field with ike grasses, will be checked periodically by Soil Conservation Service tchnicians and ant mater- ials personnel. Over a period of several ye,as a true evalua- tion will be established. Trials such as this are a con- tinuing effort by cooperative farmers anti teclmicians to de- termin,e the best vaaiety for a given site and a given use. CALL FOR BIDS FOR SALE Bids are hereby called to sell one 1950-1 Ton Chevrolet pickup by Spc,- kane County Fire Protection District No. 3, whose address is 1321 Second Street, Cheney, Washington. The truck will be sold to the highest bidder over $350.00. The Truck may be seen at the District's Station, 1321, Second Street. Cher*ey, Washington. All bids shall be filed with Elmer C. Luiten, at the District Office, 1321-Second Street, Che- ney. Washing'ton, (yn or before 12:00 o'clock noon June 11. 1964. Bids will be publicly opened at a regular meeting of the Commissioners of said District, to be held at the District's Station, 1321 Second Street, C%eey, Washir*gton on June 11, 1964 at 8:00 o'clock p. m. By order of the Fire Commissioners of said District this 14th day of May, 1964. Elmer C. Luiten. Secretary H. T. Brown. Chairman (May 22-29} I PATRONIZE YOUR"[ ADVERTISERS * \\; ;:  Acetate Tricot BRIEFS New Woven Elastic White, pastels, and fashion. able dark shades. Machine washable. Sizes 5 to 10. $1.25 40 Years Ago 1924 The 14th artnal May Day at- tra(tted an u,mtsuay hrge crowd. The question now is whether to develop this cele- brazen into ,a commercial af- fair, using it as a direct means to ttract people of the Innd Empire, or return it ,to .its orLg- itml .statue as a mpie com- mumty celebration without provisions for aCtcti and caring for the tlousands of eut,of-t,m.n v'tsitors. Several women s clubs and other town organizations lmve written to J. W. Hungate, chairman ot the 1924 festiv,l, recommend- ing that the 1925 fete, if one is :hold, be nmde a simple commtmity cetebratkm. }Rgh sclmo1 com_mennent exerc}ses wi be held Ma 22 in' the :high selmol auditorium. Those graduating ave Adam, Hugh Aiexmder, How- ard Arrasmith, Evrtest Hein- rich, Lester Harris, Johnson, Nevad mare, rm. cisi,, KeuJal, Byven Mrtin, Hm- er Mwm, Mills Ottomeier, A1. bert Rahn, Clarence RaybuPn, Clayton Ryan, W;aran Seer, Ctavone Sm'atl, Kenneth Smith, Ehno Steinke, Ted Wyn- sirs, F_izabeth Andrews, Ger- trude Bechtel, Dorothy Brawn- eli, Maxi_rm DamreH, Myrtle Fockler, Fay Harmon, lVhrtha Hassler, Mae Hatfield, I)ris Lane, I-a-riet Lee, Irene Lynn, Merle Mason, Oorneli Moor, Persus Moor, Ftoverce Morgan, Anne Murlhy, Harriet Murphy, Virginia Nance, Hikta OlVton, Dors Ryker, Bmfly Sankey, Marjorie Shel'don, Ruth Stew- avd, Frances Still and IAllian Wood. 30 Years Ago 1934 A crew of 16 men is work- ing this week on the new 100,- 000 bushel elevar far the Cheney Grain Grower. Oo of the new conshn]ction is esti. mated at $18,000. B.epttblican nd Democratic precinct caucuses were held this week to elect delewates to the county canvention in Spo- kane as fotiows: Republica,ns-- N.o. I H. D. Walker, E. R. Kel- Ho-ReKecig Glass Gold tone ml, embossed design. 2-way back. liott, Edna Ferrelt, Esie Ftz- ner, Heten Freeman, Hele Gein, Phyl Harmon, Dms thrr, Anna Lma Hawk, Mn- n4e Heinemann, Fred Heine- mnn,  Hblmquist, Ne,a J(, Ralph Jolmson, F_Asie Lodine Kaiser, ee Lane, Conrad LaIf, MmWazt Anna Lauff, Robert IArMquist, Plr- enee Lewelyn, Armin Iedtke, Myrtle Marsh, Crence D. Martin, Jr., Edith Mc(Mrdy, Lu(hHe Meyers, A2teen , F.veiyn Milord, lland Millay, Marjorie New,on, lYhxne Nor- ton, IAI Owe, Leoy Pease, Bmmet Pheo, Pill- leo, Lyn. Ratcliffe, Minnie Reitmeier, Vernon Reynolds, Everett Rhoades, Wayne Rep- pel, Theresa Schmidt, John Showalter, Vih, Les- lie Tompki,ns, Perry Van Pat- ten, Mell West, Jr., Wil,imn Westerman and Bernice Wil- son. Ben F LES ZIMMERMAN Conservation News The Newspaper ly, H. E. Holmquist, H.N. Stronach and F. E. Selner, with And The Retailer A1 tz, Jack Porter and Lynn Peck as a.les. No. 2, D. G. Cobb, Mrs. Tom Ryan, Mrs. "It is a pity retailers so often have to learn Ado Jones a, nd D. A. Parber, with D. G. Jevue, Fl,rtk Span- the same lesson over and over again through gle and Mzs. Vern Davis as al- terna, tes. Democrats--No. 1 cost and hardship. (no repot); No. 2, Alex Huse and Bi Martin; No. 3, A.L. This observation was made by Edward R. AmeSHighandschooJOhncammencementRoos. .@ I Engle, official of the National Retail Mer- exevciises will be iheM June 1 ,*: chants Association. Mr. Engle was referring to for 63 seniors. They re Wil- ma Ad,ar, Ramond Adams, the importance of newspaper advertising to Francis Ardern, Richard S.tkwa,t e.,,, retail trade. Ball, Margaret Besgrve, May %1 C,sa**,;,,-;,t Boers, Max Boyer, Florence Bairn, Lou me Surs, Di- His findings were based on a study made of ane Ccofl, RObert ])ilion, Win- By Clarence A. Kelley the results of the New York newspaper strike. nie D unh2, Allan Eastn, Soil Conservation Service lry Ellingsw(h, lhert El- It was found that there is no substitute for Hae you often asked, "VChieh vaety of ala is best fr my fawm ad my use?" I Jolm Babb, coo of the [Southwest Spokane Soil a ] Winter C(mseration ct, ,d aso a, :is asln,g the same queStkm. rmrd, Doris Brodtn, Dorothy Brodin, Gertrude Oampili, Lisle I)e, Alvm Dow, Gretta Geisolbvecht, Pkil Giger, Trn tuber, Jean I-gel, Eleanor HanSel:, Gertrude Hays, MA1- lard Ho1nes, Lowel Hubbard, Jean Hueter, Gevacline Lae, Margaret Lee, Shiley Ixxrrner, L'avid Moore, Huiet Parker, Ricmrd Roos, lu.'h tbozefl, Dorothy Rupp, Maxine Schaef- er, Mary SCtmid, Betty Sehroder, Wanda Stearin, Irene Tlmmlxn, Star Under- wood, 191iza.beth Wetter and Walter Wi}son. 10 Years Ago newspaper advertising, and that without ad- vertising, retailing would be in a chaotic state, as stock needs and turnover would be impos- sible to predict. It is also stressed that when the advertising of big stores is absent the en- tire shopping complex-including the little stores-feel the ill effects. The Standard sums up in these words: "The ultimate loser from inadequate advertising, then is the consumer who pays for losses due to slow turnover, waste and high per item selling costs." The basic principle here is simple enough. If people don't know what you have to offer, they can't and won't come seeking it. Suc- cesful retailing and intelligent and extensive advertising go hand in hand. Boxed For Fine Lacy e Bareleg hose of microfilm, coord lengths, latest Sizes 8 to Billfolds Lovely gift sets i fashionable colorS. 1944 Funeral services were held for Jase LudWig, 77, who died ,at .her home May 20. She came to the Umted States at the .age of 2. In 1889 she was married to Maths Imdwig, who died tvo yetar ago. Sur- rivers ave one sor, Frank Lud- wig, and one daughter, Ceca KeUy, and one grandchild, Josephine Kelly. Mem,hers of .the 1944 grad- uating class are Wtlda Ander- son, Banks, Bet- 20 Years Ago 1954 Students of Eastern Wash- ington College of llueaton were authorized by the college trustees Saturday to pceed with their phs far a student urtion buiMing. Cheney FFA members, Don Beby, Don Jolmson and Wal- lace Scroggie, pheed second in the hnd judging contest held at Fairfield. ARernates were Dennis Fox and Gerald Wahl. Commencement exemises win be ,held May 28 for 34 seniors. CHENEY