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No. 2 Thursday, May 27, 1982 UPS 102-240 Chene3 'Washington 99004 25 Serving the Communities of Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights !VU faculty continues discussions By Tom Thrun tal meeting of the Eastern University Faculty Senate Ionday afternoon for the getting general input from members on the issues of !rnance and merit pay. , 3, the senate voted to llowing the adoption of a lan by the Board of Trustees ended by the Trustee's Ad !ttee. An alternate plan for s approved with a 29-3 vote lty Senate was rejected by s on April 29. The Ad Hoc s plan is commonly refer- ithe Thompson Plan after Academic Affairs Duane President Jay Rea called teeting to order and asked they would consider calling into formal session again. general negative response, ed the discussion in an nner. lwas, English prof., and i Education and Math prof., st outspoken in urging the of informal talks until such 'e is "a show of good faith" of the administration and ! reconsider the faculty's greed that we have to get he business of finding a ibut informally," said Hal- was. Rea then informed the gathering in the crowded and stuffy PUB Council Chambers that the Faculty Senate Executive Committee would be meet- ing informally and in closed session on Wednesday with administrators and two trustees to convey the feelings of the senators and to bring back any word from the other two parties involved. "I'm pleased this meeting is going to occur," said Halwas. "That does have the potential for real progress." "I don't look for us to even make any tentative agreements," said Bob Olaf- son, English professor and executive committeeman. Olafson did note, though, that some talk might go on during Wednesday's meeting on some other existing guide- lines for shared governance. Travis Rivers, Music professor, com- mented that a "crisis" always seems to come up for the faculty at the end of the school year, referring to meetings at the end of last year when merit pay first was suggested by the administration and trustees, following the Legislative mandate that there be money pooled for merit pay. Cornelius Groenen, French prof., noted that the Board of Trustees bns never asked to meet with the senr.2e to hear its reasoning. "I believe the beard shor:d listen to the senate...," he said. 'We are not cotton pickers." Halways also was critical of the board's alleged communication prob- lem. "We've tried in various ways to communicate," he said. Board mem- bers are appointed by the Governor without any knowledge about what being a board member is all about." Groenen noted that EWU President George Frederickson is a member of the Faculty Senate, but never attends. "The president should have been here," he said. "They (the trustees) don't know what shared governance is, and they aren't going to learn under the present leadership." Halwas said the faculty is guilty of not being around when needed at senate meetings and has not generally shown support for shared governance. Other senators, however, took issue with this comment, saying they feel they talk with their constituents and represent them. "I don't think we need a lot of faculty here," said Howard Uibel. Former Faculty .President Glenn Fuglsby complimented the Faculty Senate on its action to disband, saying work should be completed on the shared governance matter. Jerry D. Blanche, associate pro- fessor of Communications, noted there has been "a glaring and notable silence on the part of the administration" and that he hoped the administration would better support the faculty. Ray Soltero, recent past Faculty Senate president, urged the Senate to go back into formal sessions. "If we all expect a pipeline to the Board of Trustees, we're wishfully thinking." Soltero noted that the Faculty Senate President is given a seat at the Board of Trustees' meeting and allowed to re- port on Senate actions. "It's not the decision reached; it's the way in which we reach it that's important," refuted Halwas. Armin Arndt, senator, said the senate could go back into session when there is some indication from the administra- tion and trustees on further talks on the issues and that the senate's move in this direction would be a strong indication by the faculty on its willingness to communicate in a formal manner. Thompson, who held his comments until late in the hour and a half meeting, said shared governance was the "key issue" and cautioned the teachers about putting all the blame on the administration and trustees. The meeting ended with the general agreement that another informal meet- ing would be held this coming Tuesday at 3 p.m. to hear about the executive committee's meeting with the admini- stration and trustees. Council limits street repairs In giving its approval to the revised six-year street plan Tuesday evening, Cbeney City Council members made a new policy decision relating to the upkeep of city streets during the period of a shortfall in the monies set aside for maintenance. The council voted unanimously to repair those streets first which had been paid for through Local Improve- ment Districts (L.I.D.s) and then the time as when the local property owners are willing to participate in an L.I.D. Currently, L.I.D. proposals for Second Street have a history of failing because )deo =ttons I / Chancy Rodeo buttons went on sale this pest week and may be purchased In most local stores and offices. Above, Chancy Float Association President Judi White, left, and Robin Showalter show the two different designs available this year. Collectors, they report, probably will want to purchase both buttons. Cost of each button Is $1, with all proceeds going to help sponsor the Chancy Float in various Eastern Washington communities this summer. Over the past weekend, the Chancy Float took first place at the Coeur d'Alene parade. OUR 00RMERS & MERCHANTS IRA ' INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS IS COMFORTING F00.ME.s l IHERCHAINTS I Cubs learn bike safety I In preparation for a Bicycle Rodeo at the LDS Church, Chancy Cub Scouts from Den 3 of Pack 322 recently were given a bicycle safety talk by Chancy Police Detective Rlndi Twlss. Cubs Include Greg Beavers, Dedn Saunders, Elliot Trsher, Matthew Hun. saker, Dereck Ged)er, John Johnson and Michael Beavers. Not pictured are David Cart, Eddie Hemenway, Mike Web. Icy and Jamle Davldson. The group is led by Sandy Beavers and Mark Mar. shall \\; other streets only by the amount of public use they receive. "I don't think the city should carry the whole load," commented Council- man Ray Soltero, author of the motion. It was generally agreed that Second Street, although not an arterial, was heavily used by the general populace, but that it should be rebuilt with matching city rnor;s only at such a of the number of absentee landlords. Soltero recommended "the cheapest way possible" for fixing many of the older, non-LI.D, streets, noting holes could be filled with gravel and oiled. He said many of the newer streets else- where in the community, which have been paid for by local residents through L.I.D.s, are in serious need of repair. Soltero noted serious cracks and holes Music forming on Elm, First and other Mosquito streets. He also said the city has been break lax in fixing areas where underground television cable has been installed and spraying changed Cheney City Council members decid- ed Tuesday that mosquito spraying wculd be changed from Tuesday and Friday mornings to Tuesday and Fri- day evenings. Councilman Soltero said that local residents expect evening spraying, not- ing that is what has been done in the past. Street Department Head John Bruce reported that a better kill could be had in the evening. His crew currently is spraying as far out as a mile and a half around the city with a spray that is made up of steam, diesel oil and an approved chemical-all applied by licensed sprayers. It was noted that residents with res- piratory, problems may wish to stay in during those evenings of spraying. Mayor Tom Trulove added that the mosquito problem could linger into late summer becuse of high water near town. Those wishing to know spraying times in their areas can call the Street Dept. at 235-8431 or the Police Dept. at 235-6234, for which the city has been paid by the Cheney Cable TV company. "These streets have never been properly maintained," noted Street Department Head John Bruce. Bruce said many of the new streets never received needed seal coats after- wards. Earlier in the meeting it was reported that the state will no longer fund maintenance or slurry seal pro- jects with the V-cent gas tax monies, but that these monies only could be used for major construction of roads. Bruce noted that road work priorities this summer include the paving of one block of Mary Street between First and Second streets, as well as work on improving the Andrus Road intersec- tion with Hwy. 904. Some work also will be done on Hwy. 904 in the city this summer when the State Highway De- partment improves the road from Cheney to Four Lakes. In other matters, councilpersons ap- proved Ordinance M-8, changing park- ing times on some streets near campus. No parking times were shortened from 2 to 7 a.m. to 2 to 5 a.m. on the following: N. 9th from Oakland to Elm; N. 10th from Oakland to Elm; Cedar from N. 9th to Washington; Elm from N. 6th to Washington; Washington from Oakland toW. 6th; and 5th from C St. to College. Queen sought Merit-pay wordes and Academic Senate struggles abated for the moment as Belinda Bowler, a singer from Sandpolnt, Idol' mmadod  Zmllng the faculty.staff barbecue last Friday at Eastern Washington Uniwlrslty. Application forms now are available for those area girls interested in competing for the honor of 1982 Cheney Rodeo Queen. Applicants will attend a queen clinic to be held on June 23. Applicants must be 16 years old as of Jull, but not over 22 years old. For application forms, contact Van- ice Parker at 2"35-6141. Dedication set Joe Chatburn, president of the Che- ney Community Center Board, has announced that the senior citizen room in the second story of the Community Center (the Wren Pierson Building) will be dedicated on June 9 to Earl Hilton, Jr. Hilton, who died in an airplane accident this past winter, was the first president of the board and actively involved in the remodeling of the center. Reservations for the no-host, noon luncheon at the room should be made by June 5 by calling either Jean Johnson at 235-5104 or Chatburn at 235-4056. The event is open to the public. Weather Woods By Bob Quinn Date: May 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Max. Temp.: 62 66 73 76 69 67 79 .... Min. Temp.: 39 40 41 44 49 36 40 50 Dry, warm weather will come to an end about today as cooler air moves in from the North Pacific. There will be an increasing chance of rain today and to- morrow, but dryer weather will develop over the weekend and persist into next week. Deadline set Because of the Memorial Day Holi- day on Monday, the advertising dead- line and general news deadline for the June 3 issue of the Cheney Free Press has been stepped up to 5 p.m. on Friday [ tomorrow 1. Classified advertisement, though, still will be taken next Tuesday through 2 p.m. Recently, the Free Press changed its regular deadline for display advertis- ing and classified business ads from noon to Tuesday to 5 p.m. on Monday. Service set Cheney American Legion Post #72 will hold a Memorial Day service on the traditional Memorial Day Sunday of May 30. The service will be at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetary. Those unable to climb the hill will be transported to the site of the service. The Post invites all veterans and other interested people to attend. Circus coming Cheney Parks and Recreation De- partment announces the coming of the Big John Strong Circus this summer, The three-ringed event is scheduled for June 12. There will be two shows at 6 and 8 p.m., including elephant rides, dog acts, trapeze and tight-wire events. Advance tickets are available at Jarm's Hardware and the Book and Brush starting June 1. They also are available at the Parks and Recrea- tion Office now. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free with special coupons available in June. All others may buy tickets in advance for $3.50. Family tickets will be sold for $8, good for immediate family up to seven members.