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Page 2 Cheney Free Press Thursday, June 17, 1982 Mary Shields Wilson and Tim Shields WU's "lOOth commenceme Graduating seniors of Eastern Washington University gathered last Friday at the Special Events Pavilion for a very special centennial commencement. Marching in sultry weather from the main campus mall, the students filled a audience. Special events highlighted the graduation of Eastern's one-hundredth class. At left, Mrs. Frederick Wilson, Jr., pr- sents Associated Student Vice President Tim Shields with one of 20 Mary Shields Wilson Medallion Awards conferred upon outstanding graduates who have served as leaders and friends ot higher education. Below, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, former secretary general of the United Nations, receives the Benjamin P. Chenay Medal from Dr. H. George Frederickson. Following receipt of the univer- sity's highest award for exceptional leadership and interna- tional recognition, Waldheim delivered the commencement address. Following the main commencement in which masters stu- dents received their degrees, the baccalaureate students from the various schools of the university received their individual degrees at afternoon convocations. 4 ! I i . Dr. Kurt Waldheim and President H. George Frederickson President Emeritus President Frederickson conferred thai dent emeritus on Dr. Emerson C. tennial commencement ceremonies. Eastern from 1967 to 1977, Shuck's buttons to the university's devel expansion of the Intercollegiate Education, the Inland Empire School and Human Services, the Department Regional Planning and many other Photos and text-Marl Perrot Salnave principal has never missed a day by Mart Perrotti "'I haven't missed a day in 32 years so i must like it," Principal Le Roy "Lee" Isherwood reflected as he sat sur- rounded by packing boxes in his SaP nave Elementary School office. Retiring from public education work, Isherwood will take more than 24 years experience as an elementary school principal to his job as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga University. He has taught on a part-time basis there for the last ll years as a professor and seminar leader in the Masters of Administration curriculum. Starting out as a business administra- tion major attending Central Washing ton State University on a tennis scholar- ship, Isherwood drifted into education, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1950. In 1954 he completed his masters in elementary education at the Univer- sity or Oregon. Following a one-month stint as a teacher in Chelan, his career was interrupted by the draft. After his military service, he worked for three years in the Highline School District as a teacher and counselor before begin- ning his career as an elementary school principal in Brewster. "1 remember it was a hot August day and I walked into this empty school and thought "I've got a masters degree and teaching experience, but what the hell am I doing here?'," he said, recalling his first day as principal. "But like any other job, you count on the people you work with to help you get settled in and learn the ropes.. I've been very fortunate in that I have always worked with a great group of teachers and educators," he said. Isherwood said that the decision to remain as an elementary school princi- pal, rather than pursuing a career line leading to an administrative level position, was one made early in his own ca reer. "I decided early on to stay in the elementary school...I enjoy the more direct contact you have with younger children...The job is different every- M. H. Stuart Attorney General Practice of Law 424 First Cheney, WA 235-5196 day. I've never gotten up in the morning and dreaded coming to work," Isherwood said. The principal also said that his well-defined career plan allowed him to explore the world of teaching the future teachers through his part-time work at Gonzaga. "I like the idea of being able to pass of my biases and prejudices based on my experience to my students," Isherwood said, smiling. When asked to comment on the development of the Cheney school district, Isherwood, who has worked through four district superintendents, said he felt consolidation curriculum was one of the most positive influences over the years. "We don't have fads and frills pro- grams here. The Cheney district has always been careful to thoroughly test new programs and with all the schools working together, the quality of educa- tion remains consistent," he said. In talking about future budget cuts which may prove necessary under the state's current fiscal restraints, Isher- FATHERS DAY GIFTS Jeans b Slacks by Wrangler, Lee and Ely Western Shirts Long and Short Sleeve Western Hats Straw and Felt Boots for Dress & Work ALSO BELTS, BUCKLES AND OUTDOOR BOOKS Eddy's Boot  Tack 410 First Cheney 235-5248 wood said, 'Tm really too emotionally involved to comment on what programs should be cut. If I was here when the decisions have to be made, it would be extremely difficult." "When you put blood, sweat and tears into starting programs like the kinder- garten program years ago, or the full- time librarian program which is one of the outstanding aspects of an elemen- tary school program, the idea of cutting back is hard." Isherwood agreed that the current fiscal crunch has given some legisla- tors the idea that programs such as drug education, specialized physical fitness programs and others are "fads and frills" which can be trimmed back to "basic education."' He also said that many of the programs other than the basics are essential. Children's lives are more compli- cated that they were years ago," he said, citing occurences such as divorce, single parenthood and drug abuse as some of the more recent situations children encounter: "We can't teach children what to think, but many of the programs which deal with self-esteem and decision- making can teach them how to think. We need to teach those skills along with reading, mathematics and the rest," he said. In commenting on his perfect atten- dance record, Isherwood credited the outstanding teachers and staff he has worked with in the district and making his years as an educator in the public school system a wealth of knowledge and memories which he can now pass on to future teachers and principals. Cheney Flea Market and Pawn Shop 1011 - 1st St.- Cheney, Washington 99004 (next to Zip's) Consignment Auction - June 19 1982 I' to celebrate our first anniversary! DON WILSON, AUCTIONEER Free door prizes -- every hour on the hour. Call us to list your items for the auction before the sale. Inspection June 18 nd prior to sale time -- 10:00 a.m.,, une 19. 10% Consignment Sale Fee POWER & HAND TOOLS, FURNITURE, ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, ELECTRIC MOTORS, BOATS, MOTORS & MISC. ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST. Join the fun and help us cel00.=or00=te on our Anniversary Wee,:end. Call 235-4347 to reserve a abl,= or to list items for the ,ucl:ion. Cheney 00urches Cheney Christian Church 524 5th St. Corner of 5th t D Sts. Services: Bible School 10:00 a.m. Classes for all ages. Morning Worship and Communion 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Youth Meeting 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice Sun., 9:15 a m. John Myers, Pastor Phone 235-8368, 2:36-4148' Cheney Baptist Church 2nd  Oakland SUNDAY Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:55 a.m. Training Union 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. Pastor Robert Thomason 235-6400 Cheney Seventh-oay Adventist Church u mile north on Highway 904 Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Saturday Worship 11:00 a.m. Family Night Wed. 6:30 p.m. Pastor Larry Unterseher 235-6000 299-4925 Emmanuel Lutheran Church 639 Elm St. 235-6300 Worship 9 a.m. Pastor Philip H. Maakestad St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Sixth and Annie Place Mas: Sat. 5:30 o.m. Sun. 9:00 Et 11:00 a.m. Holy days (as announced) Confession: Sat. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Father John Oosterman 235-6229, 838-8069 Faith Center Foursquare Gospel Church 10.N. 7th -- Corner of 7th - Elm Sunday 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Steve Perry, Pastor - 235-4402 United Church of Christ 123 N. 6th 235-4193 Adult Fellowship Monthly Nursery Care 9:45-11:15 Worship Service 10 a.m. Rev. H. Bodle 235-4969 2354193 Cheney Community  3rd " Pine SUNDAY Sunday School Worship Hour Evening Bible Hour WEDNESDAY5 Family Night  en Ciin Claire Richards, pll at 6 235-6825 llighw United Methodist 0 of Cheney  4th and G Streets Summer Worship Sch Morning Worship i Gregory K. Jackson, 235-4940  Nursery Care Provid Cheney Assembly !a,e! Meeting at Marshall c Center, Fourth El' !  llleltl( Sunday School i rat Cr Morning Worship  )aterlts Evening Service aerey Call about Mid-Week  'all atl Duane Thomas, Pa 235-5247 Cheney of the College Access SUNDAY Sunday School Morning Worship Choi Practice Evening Worship (Nursery available for WEDNESDAY Adult Bible Study Teen Bible Study J. C. Puhs, Terr 235-8993 Church of of Latter.Day Murphy Road First Ward Sacrament Sunday School Priesthood, Relief Society Youth Meetings 11: Bishop Arvel Hem 235-5123 Second Ward Sacrament t. Sunday School Priesthood, Relief Society 11 Et Youth Meetings 3: Bishop Rey BarneS 235-4608 St. Paul's Episcopal Corner 7th El- C St: : Holy Eucharist El" Church School 11 ' .(Babvsittirm Dr ,.,_rid et Rev. Caryl Marsh 235-6150