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Queen [outs near for this year's Rodeo must be received by June 7. Class will be held June i:30 p.m. to rehearse the pattern and prepare tes for the tryouts, to be held will be judged on ianship, personality and , said former queen Just. Applications can be Just, 104 W. Second St., Rodeo Association, Box 14, Queen Marsba Goodwin Michelle Guhlke invite to attend the Rodeo demolition derby, to this Saturday, June 8, at the Rodeo Grounds. due meeting of the Main will be held in Ly, June 13, 7 p.m. Springs Station Res- meeting a presentation will .by each of the three Main mmittees: design, promo- ted organization/restructur_ re will be a slide presenta- red b, the National Main i;nter on signs in the down-  Tentatively scheduled tions by local business , have remodeled their they will report on the (19) MOVIE: H  remodeling has had on (6) Video M! SS. ckwood 1(9) Larry KI iC is welcome to attend (3) Get Sma, ipate in the downtown ) MOVIE: 'To ! n effort, for more infor- MOVIE: 'The F Ross Bagley ntact Tom Richardson ) (3} World It J )ordinator, 235-8431. MOVIE: 'The [2] (2} CBS Nd rim) Crossfl# (3) All In the needed 19) MOVIE: nother Life Friends of the 5} Movletone donations of books for (9) Showblz 1 (31 Sob Nev Rodeo Days sale, to be Calendar Lay, July 13. 11) Business 1 k Study in t 'ore the sale will benefit ) Abbott and, Public Library. Books (9) Daybreak (3) CNN Headl ped off at the library, 416 17) Blznet or home pickup, call IOVIE: 'Unde lomper Room J Faith 20 13) SuperStatll IOVIE: 'The Iq e' 1) Business T uperbook ) Muppet She tdventures d 7) USA Cart 9) MOVIE: 'II ylng House Terry Tun ,rs needed ey Free Press is sponsor- to fathers for Father's wspaper will be printing photos explaining why idpa are "the best." e the advertisement on ;tails. Volume 89-- Number 4 June ,us 30 cents Police join teamsters by Chris LeBlanc The Cheney Police Department, May 23, voted 6-3 to join the Teamsters Local 690, according to City Administrator Jim Reinbold. The department voted to leave the Washington State Police Guild and join with the teamsters in order to gain professional representation in its nego- tiations with the city, said Reinbold. The police guild is a bargaining unit with the state, but negotiations are carried out by the officers themselves, explained Reinbold. The teamsters are located in Spokane and will actually represent the department during nego- tiations. "The city has professional represen- tation, it has to keep up with changes in labor laws. The officers have a hard time keeping up with the changes by themselves," said Reinbold. Reinbold said he doesn't think the department will gain any more bar- gaining strength from the teamsters, but Teamsters Local 690 Secretary of Treasury Bob Wahl said the depart- ment may gain "a little better bargain- ing power." There is a tentative contract between the city and the department that was agreed upon at the first of the year, but that agreement has not yet been signed, according to Reinbold. The tentative contract between the city and the department is a two year agreement. Questions of salary will be addressed when the teamsters and the city begin negotiations on the new contract, said Reinbold. "The guild is the people (policemen) themselves. The teamsters organiza- tion has possibly, since we cover police and sheriff departments, a little more clout," said Wahl. Negotiations for a new contract will begin soon, said Wahl, but he did not  have an exact date. The department is currently working under their 1984 contract since there is ............. wording within that contract stating that all provisions of the old contract will stand until a new agreement can be reached, said Reinbold. Therefore, the officers are currently being paid 1984 wages. Councilman faces tough decision Cheney City Councilman Ollie Me- Cord has been cleared by state officials of any wrongdoing in a conflict of interest question recently raised by a state audit of the city. Because of the potential conflict, caused by McCord's dual role as councilman and insurance broker for the city, the seven-year councilman must decide before the city's insurance contract is rebid whether to give up his contract with the city and remain on the council or whether to resign from the council and remain the city's insurance agent, said Cheney Mayor Tom Tru- love. "At the end of 1978, Mr. McCord was jected the request on three occasions but finally relented. He and the City, concerned about a potential conflict of interest, checked with the City Attor- ney, Merritt Johnson, the Insurance Commissioner, and the local Attorney Ready to ride Mr. and Mrs. Norm Allen and their dog Foxy prepare to leave the'lot of Westslde Honda In Cheney. The two were among 400 bikers who paraded through downtown Spokane, then embarked on a "poker run" through several area communities, as part of last Saturday's Motorcycle Awareness Day. EWU music equipment found lacking by Robert Slier Eastern Washington University's music department has until October to prepare a response to an accreditation review that praised the department's faculty expertise but was critical of its equipment budget and parts of the curriculum. After receiving the department's re- sponse, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) will then decide whether to reaccredit Eastern for another ten years, postpone reac- ;treet Clean-up Day," set Y, June 8 at 8 a.m. General's office in Spokane," said creditation, put the university on proba- Trulove in a May 31 letter to H. Lee LJion ' or drop the school from member- Reeves, chief examiner in the state ship. The latter two options aren't very likely, said William Slater, dean of the School of Fine Arts at Eastern. "It depends on what we are able to do by October (in terms of meeting new NASM guidelines)," said Slater. "In all likelihood, they will defer a decision (on auditor's office. "All said there was no problem so long as Mr. McCord did not participate in insurance decisions and carefully let everyone know of his role as insurance agent for the City where there might be even a remote connection. This was (has been) carefully followed since that accreditation) until we have made the changes." Two accreditation reviewers from NASM visited the campus earlier this year to review the programs, facility and faculty of the university, said Slater. The reviewers talked with students and faculty, and observed music class- es, and performances. "They had praise for the quality of the faculty, and felt that our facilities here were very good," said Slater, "but they had some problems with some areas of the curriculum." In some course offerings in music education, for example, "they thought we were offer- ing too many different degrees for the number of students and the type of demand," he said. Some of the NASM's guidelines have changed since the last accreditation review, in 1975, and that contributed to the problem, said Slater. "Part of it was our fault. We knew what the new guidelines were...but have been slow in implementing them," he said. Eastern will be contesting some of the findings, and outlining its plans to come into compliance with NASM's guidelines, said Slater. The dean de- clined to give reporters a copy of the accreditation review. "Getting up to snuff in equipment will probably be (hardest to accomplish)," said Slater,"But it can be done and it will be." Just how much work in that area needs to be done is difficult to estimate, said Duane Thompson, Eastern's vice president for academic affairs. "NASM has noted a general shortage of equipment. I agree with that," said Thompson. "They didn't attach a dollar (continued on page 10) High School Class of a reunion for July more information, call 299-7273 or Linda at set Lois Merrill, left, was the winner of the free 'trip for two to Hawaii. Her name was drawn on a Jiffy Cleaners coupon, which meant that Terry Jones, right, of Jiffy Cleaners, also won a trip for two to Hawaii. ley has been elected president of the newly-formed Washington State Associ- ation of Boundary Review Boards. Blakley is currently chairman of the Spokane County Boundary Review Board, which has been under pressure to reverse a decision blocking the extension of part of a City of Spokane sewer project into the West Plains. That decision will be reviewed by the board Monday, June 10, following a court ruling which upheld the board's original action, which suggested it be overturned because the property in question has had its land-use designa- tion changed by the county commis- sioners. Blakley is a past-president of the Association of Washington Cities and was mayor of Cheney from 1972 to 1978. He is the supervisory veterinarian at the University of Washington Primate Final contest winners named Lois Merrill of Cheney was the winner of the free trip for two to Hawaii, as the Free Press finished its Hawaii promotion this week. Her name was drawn on a Jiffy Cleaners coupon, earning the company a free trip for two as well. Final week's winners are: Cheney Bowl, Lois Merrill; Willow Springs Restaurant & Lounge, Ben Haines; Sunrise Natural Foods, Hillary Devin; Excell Foods, Sue Houst; Farmers & Merchants Bank, Mike Cummings; The Movie Machine, Carol Betz; Fashion Parlour, R.L. Nelson; Anderberg Chevrolet, Hillary Devin; Ben Franklin, Sharon Phillips; Owl Pharmacy, R.L. Nelson; Grange Supply, Carol Prentice; Chet's Flowers, Mike Cummings; Country Garden Nursery, Betty Gildea; Cheney-Medieal Lake 'IV Cable, Norm Thompson; Cbeney 1 Hr. Photo, Ingeborg Urcia; Book & Brush, Ingeborg Urcia; Dominos, Vicky Schlotman; Zip's, Jo Lauber; Artistic Travel, Janice Dow Calico Cat, Sue Houst; Sears, Tom Showalter; Pizza PUB, Bill Houst; Athletes Edge, Rose Carl; Long's Electric, Norm Thompson; Good Guys TV & Video, Carolyn Wall; Robert's Sports, Tanya Benner; Diet Center, Juanita Nelson; The Clothes Horse, Jerri Cummings; Gary's Union, Mike Miller; Safeway, Lois Merrill; Bill's Fills, Tom Showalter; Taea Time, Lorraine McMillan; and Jiffy Cleaners, Debby Thiele. Pictured at left is Dr. Michael Miller, winner of this week's $25 gift certificate as part of the Hawaii Trip contest. Miller's name was drawn was drawn at Gary's Union 76. The gift certiflcete is good at any of the participating businesses. Gerald Blakley Research Center Field Station in Medi- cal Lake. Boundary review boards were crea- impartial bodies to guide and control the creation and growth of cities and special purpose districts, according to Blakley. They have been the subject of an intense lobbying effort by the cities during the last two legislative sessions. The cities are seeking a substantial reduction in the boards' authority to allow them decision-making jurisdic- tion only when two or more governmen- tal units disagree over boundary mat- ters. Current state Jaw directs the boards to guide and control governmental units to assure logical growth. The Associ- ation maintains that the powers it now has are barely adequate, and the changes requested by the cities would turn the bodies into rubber-stamp operations. Several prominent board members have stated they would resign in protest if that occurred. SURE WE CAN! Our full service real estate department provides Conventional, FHA, VA, and Adjustable Rate (ARM) Mortgages. Stop by our booth at the HBA Spokane Home Show June 15-23. I I Chamber of Corn- and promotions meets Wednesday, June at the Willow Springs continue planning for ts. is responsible for group promo- members meet every month, and interested to at- meets Pizza made a the Cheney Food Bank wasn't to drop off a mushroom pizza pie. pizza parlor delivered to the food bank as Food Stephens. !offered a $1 discount on provided that patrons of food. of the Cbeney Food like to thank the and university students the recent campaign 's," said Steph- /era mittee would appreciate from anyone interested, king the cooperation of ding owners. The corn- |that workers bring tools ies, and join in the fun. 00ino's asked by several citizens to run for a time," said Trulove in the letter. nup set position on the City Council. He re- (continued on page 10) Blakley elected associaUon president is planning a "Down- Former Cheney Mayor Gerald Blak- ted in 1967 to provide a fair and