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Page 2 Chancy Fee Press Friday, July 10, 1964 i, WASHINGTON AND "SMALL BUSINESS" By C. WILSON HARDER 9"/;_-, CHENEY FREE PRESS ESTABLISHED 1896 PUBLISHED AT 412 FIRST ST., CHENEY, WASH. Etered 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. 1 IA SS(CI4TIN Spokane County Subscriptions ................................ $4.50 per year  I &apos; "" ' ,_l==,,,_.l,,,,l=,,a:l=:.- All Other Subscriptions ........................................ $5.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER JACK PIERCE .................................... EDITOR New Superinlendent Faces Tough Job William J. Riggs, Cheney's youthful new superintendent of schools, should be a pop- ular ehaice for all areas of the sprawling Cheney district. Riggs, only 4, comes from nearby Coeur d'Alene and was educated in Inland Em- pire schools and universities. Included in his higher education was a Bachelor of Arts de- gree from Eastern Washington State College, which should give him more than a passing acquairtance to the locale of his new job. His first major task will be to coordinate efforts with the school directors and patrons to pass a bond and levy election this all. This-issue .has already failed three times in recent years and artother defeat will make it ,hard to justify another election in the near future. Riggs, therefore, steps ito a crucial stage of Cheney's long-range school phmfing and ,his administrative ability will be put to a quick and important test before September. We wish the new superintendent well, and we believe n overwheLmin: :g majority of the dksict will bend every effort to work with ,him and the school board. His task will not be an easy one, as he we1 knew When he accepted the Cheney position. It is not, however, an impossible job, and wiah cooperation from all sides, Cheney's sChool situation Should begin o take on a progresve and harmonias tmosphere. Showdown For GOP In San Francisco Barry oldwater looks like the man of the- hour on the eve f the Republican natial convention which convenes Monday in San Francisco. Ooldwater, to be sure, has his critics, but the senator from Arizona has bucked enor- mous obstacles on his wy co What seems a sure nomirmtion to the Presidency. Not the least ,of Goldwater's problems has been the liberal press (the rank ,and file re- porters) and the staid, influential otd New York Times. The Times has been accustomed to pretty well dictating important Retmbli- can policy and candMates for lortger than most people can remember. It is, therekre, someWhat of a shock to the Eastern press that a conservative Westerner has been able to umb'le that impressive power. But, and it car, o lger be denied, Goldwater and b.is ardent band of admirers have done just this, ,and they now seem on their way to heading the GOP ticket without the approval of the New York Times and Eastern money. Threatened defections over the prospect of a Goldwater rmmination don't Vmg with much sense or responsibility. We should 40 Years Ago 1924 Four persons, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Jordan, Mrs. G. W. Gibson, 25, and Darel Gibson, 6, were killed tly Sun- day mornirrg one mile west of Chancy when an utmnobile in which they were riding stalled on the O. W. R. & N. railroad crossing and was smavhed to ieces by an oncoming train. Gbson, diver, escaped with a few bruises. State Senator W. J. Sutton of Cheney wilt represent the WaSlgton Wheat Producer's Ora, committee, con- sitirg of Ieang wheat men of the northwest, at the farm- era' convention in St. Paul. F. M. Martin Grain and Mill- ing CompanN recently received tw carIoads of the Luther BtWbank wheat produced by Ralph Chick on his farm near Reardn. C. D. Martin said this new spring hea shc,vs C he strength and m,ng quali- ties of wheat produced in the dry sections with a,hnost 40 percent gluten strength Where- as most spring reheat of this area runs only 28 percent. JOhn A. Stoughton, perhaps the oldest residert of eastern WaShington, died at Spangle Tuesda% Mr. Stockton WaSh member of the prty that res- cued the few survivors f the Mrcus Whitman massacre. Lois Htmbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neff Humbert, ook the prize for the prettiest baby at the Amber community picnic held at W.flams Land- ing last Sun.drop. The picnic dinner was spread under the tall poplar trees near the old cabin of John Williams. After dimmr no one went digging or gold, but all moved toward the lake or swimming and rowing. 30 Years Ago keep in mind that Westerners have been voting for Eastern liberals (among the GOP) for years ,and years with Rttle if any grumb- ling. It shouldn't be too ,hard for a .few East- ern votes to come this way again. It should be rcme mbe.red that Richard Nixon, oo, was a Westerner when he nearly w. the Presi- dency in 1960. Republicans who are not entirely satisfied with Goldwater should not be inclined to push the panic button ,and defect to the Dem- ocrats, or an Independent line. The ea, most plitical science students will agree, is to vote a party, after first concluding which party best fits ones wn individual philos- ophy. Bolting to the Democrats, or vi versa, will not go very far in promoting these ideals at the ballot box. The American system o government m suf- ficiently strong and durable enough that no one man can ride rough shod over a whole .ation, or world. A Party, however, if firmly entrenched with unqtmlified nd inexperienc- ed idealists, can make such an impact. Goldwater has fought long rand ,hard for his prize and it loks as if he has won the battle. Republicans, if he is nominated, should aste.n to rally behind  and sup1rt the party he represents. Wheat Is Vital Crop A news story appearing elsewhere in this On the tax payroll the De- partment of Agriculture has some 500 odd (no pun intended) press agents feverishly grind- ing out press releases assuring the American housewife she is buying goods at a great bar- gain. There is only one drawback to all this frenzied activity. The women just do not believe it. And in addition, the farmers are getting quite queru- lOlls. Perhaps the situation was best stated recently by Rap. Clarence Brown of Ohio. In 1947 the average, hourly earn- c. '. arder ing of the American farmer was $1.01. Iu 1963 it remained the same. The hourly earnings of food store employees in this period rose from $1.03 per hour to $2.17 per hour. * * * The average price paid by the housewife for foodstuffs is up 9.7%; the price received by the farmer is down 5.3%. Obviously, something is bad- Iy askew. * * * Continued concentration of the distribution of the nation's foodstuffs into fewer hands has been one factor. The other is that Hoffa, other labor leaders, have grabbed more and more control over the way that food- stuffs will be moved to market. Thus, one evil washes the hand of the other. The more there is concentration of dis- tribution into few hands, the bigger the target for organized labor to shoot at. And in addi- tion, the bigger the target, the more vulnerable it becomes. * * * Actually, today, the loaf of bread that wholesales for 20 cents has only about four cents worth of grain, shortening and other material in it. The wrap- per, material for which must come from a pretty closely knt group, costs around 2c. Plant I labor, plant overhea,.l, heat, et hi, represent anotier four cents for a total of around 10c. * * * So the question is where does the other dime go? * * * This is approximately the cost, in these dys of Hoffa domination, of putting a loaf of bread on a truck and taking it over to the food stare. Out of this dime comes the v,'ges, the contributions to the union wel- fare and pension plans. So while government press agents type madly to convince the American woman she is getting more food than ever for her dollar, she i's not buy- ing this idea. But this is the modus oper- andi of bureaucracy today. If a set of facts do not fit in with the image that it is sought to project, then disregard the facts as something that only stuffy old conservatives are concerned with, and blaze tt new trail into the realm of fan- ciful imagination. For that is the ldgher level of statesman- ship, National Federation of Independent Bulnost newspaper this week proves once again th, at wheat, a vital part of the Cheney-area coon- l Go Roselli i Maps omy, i g business. ' vernor n Most farmers probably will benefit by se- curing the folder now being offered, as weli as non-farmers. With the numerical Strength of farmers dwindling yearly, and crops now at a dangerously Jew price, it would be well for the "city cousins" to bear in mind the important contributions farmers make to our economy. For instance: For growers: $130 million return to wheat growers who use t for buying farming neces- sities, food, clothing and the goods of every- day life. For xes: Over $11.5 million paid anually by wheat growers in direct taxes used for public schools, highways, boSl)itals, etc. For bakers: $98 million for making and wholesaling processes. For handlers: $20.3 million for storage, handling .and traneportaioa of wheat to the mills arm ports for export. For millers: $6.7 million for milling oper- ations. For storage: $5.2 million for storage and handling in county elevators. Keep in, mind this is all Washington wheat. As the folder states: "Wheat is more than a crop in the field ....R is jobs and salaries .and purchasing pow- er for tens of thousands who five and work across our enffre state." 1934 A contract w he let today for  new cold storage plant which the Chancy Grange Sup- ply is building near the site of its present gasine supply sttlon on the Milwaukee tracks. Estimated cost of the building and eqttipment is about $4,000. Board members of Sclml District 20 (ChanCy) ,have in- vited boards of 13 other dist- riots to meet to discu financ- ing the prrata cost of high school .students from mm4igh districts. Formerly there was a 4-refit tax Collected in each district to asist the high selxxxl districta whifla oard for the students, but the 40- mill law ,has practically elimin- ated this provision. Miss Ellen Elizabeth Ben- nett, dauglter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillp Bennett, and John 'Fish- back, son of Mrs. Lyda Fish- back of Medical Lake, were united in marriage Thursday eveni:g. liss ,irene Colyar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Colyar, became the ,bride of Ashley Butler June 22. 20 Years Ago 1944 Purchase of McDonald Cleaners by the Cheney Laun- dry was announced this week by Roy Hanson, ,IV[r. and 'Ms. G. Edward ttm'tsuck (M a r y F_Aizaheth Saal) ave porens of a san ,hera June 30. A.drew Gray received sev- ere burns and bruises in an 18 foot fall to the grou,ld frozn above a transformer. Funeral services were held Jut7 6 for Charles A. Pooley, 84, hther of Mrs. H. D. Walker of Chancy and Mrs. Alice Lui- ten of Davenport. Mrs. Dora Bell, 80, pioneer residen of C heney and Spang- le, died July 4. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Westerman of Route 3. Ida May Walker, 68, passed away July 4. She had been making her home with a sis- ter, Mrs. Laura Brobst of Am- ber, for several weeks. 10 Years Ago 1954 Local Improvemert Districts to pave streets in residential areas was approved by the City Council. At the request of the super- visor of COUlty electons, the City Courmil adopted an or- dinance establkhng an ad- ditional voting in'ecinct. Several business properties in the outlying area ha,e changed ,hands recently. The combination store-post office md service .station at Tyler has .been sold by Carl Sprague to Joe Schell. Lee's Lockers at Medical Lake has been pur- chased by Leo Charon from Lee Jett. Saddle Inn Tavern at Four Lakes has .been sold by James Gray to Jules Maujet. Marshall News By Carol Yates HOLIOAY ACTIVITIES Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Yates ,and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Etde nd,,-a family, Mrs. Velma Hertzog, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gonia and fmfly, Nancy At- wed, Peg Smith, Judy Sims and Dick Cambelt went o lAb- erty Lake for a picrdc the Fourth o4 July. Later they watcked the firewor at Nat- atourium Park. Karen Werlmn, Carol Yates ad Randy Y ates jouvneh-d! to Newport, where the visit- ed rehfives over the ho,lMay weekend. Debby Greene went to .Bad- ger Lake with Mr. rand Mrs. Brandt for the Fourth o July. Mr. and Mrs. Cub,ham of Spolne were gueskq of Mr. and Mrs. Greene last Sunday. CAMP ANNOUNCED Marshall Community church Bible camp will begin Aug. 17 and will he held at the Silver Dake Bble camp grounds. Plan To Attract Industry By Gov. Albert D. Rosellini Growth of manufacturing is basic to the economy of the na- tion ,and <f the State of Wash- ingto. This industrial growth cn come through the expan- sion of industry now located in the State and through the addition of new industries. During the period July, 19- 60, throug, h ,pril, 1964, ap- proximately 20,000 new jobs I were added to state payrolls through new ind,ustry ,and ex- !panded industry. As a general rule each new mrmacturing job dds ar   i the service industries, so the total of new jobs addl to our economy for that period ap- proaches 40,000. H,owever, that is not enoug:h! Legislation Planned To stimulate expansion of our state-based in,du'stries and to help atact more industries t9 Washirtgton, I will ask the 1965 ses'sin of the Ste Leg- isattre to enact into hw my proposal to accomplish these twir, ecormrnic purposes. A joint study made about a year ago by he state depart- ment of commerce and econ- omic development and the tax commisson indicated t h a t Wasrington's taxes on manu- facturing industries were in lie with those in four com- petin'g western states. How- ever, the study also pointed ',out that because of the appli- cation of the sales tax to co,n- ]struction costs, the initial tax ] lad on manufacturers in [ Washington is .generally 'higher [than in the other competing I states. [ Tax Is Sizable I For ex,amle, assume a mall- ufacturer intended to 'ocae a plg in Washington with a ,capital .investment of $10 mil- lien. Sales tax .abilty on this would mount to $400,000--a sizable amount of money. Under the proposal I will :submit to the legislature, this $400,000 in sals tax would be a credit against its business and occupation tax. If the lant's annual output amounted to $25 milton, the fan would owe $110,000 h business and occu, ption tax. However, be- cause the firm ws entitled to $400,000 in sales tax credits, it could probably save'" no bus- iness and occulation tax li- ability for more than three i years. Yet, in the meantime, the firm would be paying large amounts in property tax reve- nue to loa governments, and the c<nnmunity would gain sub, stantial new payrolls mid em- ployment. Both from the new plant and the industries neces- sary to serve it. Money Would Circulate Based on the average state- wide property tax assessment i and mil'hge rates, a $10 rail-! lion pl'ant wottld bring in bout ! $100,000 or more in lropertyl taxes to the local goverrJnents. The several hundred people emoyed would td millions of debars to the cmmlmty's payroll, and these in turn would contribute to increased sales 'and business tax collec- tions. I ,am convinced this tax cred- it propoSal wiU stimulate more than normal marmfacturng I glowth. The mckre successful !this proposal is in attracting new investment, the more the 'state wili gain in tax revenues and new jobs. Conservation News By Clarence A. Kelley Soil Conservation Service Recent rainfall added new hopes for a successful crop in tile Paluse. The moisture and tom weather came just in time ov the peas, and many filled out with 5-7 Moo,ms. Wheat crops were just breaking the boot and are ,now fillir;g out good. If a sudden heat spell doesn't ,hit, the prospects look favorable for some real god crops. Hay yieMs .are down, however, due mainly to the Late rains and cold spa*hag growing conditions. During June, Earl Hill placed an additional 320 acres u n d e r 6istrict eoogerative agreement arid Oscar .Masser signed 920 ochres. Farm pns were deivered to Ernest Mor- Walt Horan Announces Candidacy Congress'man Walt Horan, dean of the Wastlw, gton State congressional delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he has filed his declarakion of cartdidacy for the office of fifth district representative. Horan has been re-ejected to this post for 11 consecutive terms. In a statement from his office in Washington, D. C., EglO A Washington Bar TIdE BORROWED Joe loaned his car to lege friend early in ning, believing it turned sho,rtly. But campus party was a,nd the friend had turned the car. Joe walked to the lot where he other car belonging The keys were in sv Joe took it to his .own automo*bile. driving Sam's car Joe volved in ann Sam's insurance brought an action in ing whether it must claims ,arising fcom dent. "Joe took Sam'S car ,asking for F tire insurance policy on Sam's ear other persons using only if they had to do so. Joe didn't n lSSi0rn." A Regular Guy "So what if I didn't, to ask Sat Joe. "It's the custom college to borrow each cars. Sam's a regular I knew he wouldn't sides, Sam tesUfied ould p lobably 'have WALT HORAN me permission f I had Horan said, "I have filed my What more do you declaration of candidacy for Can permission to the 'office of Fifth Di'strict[ c,ar be implied Representative. It .has been my l campus custom..and honor and pleasure to serve cumsances an ms the people of the Fifth Con- No, said the court. gressional District and I am Joe were claymores deeply gateful for the con- acquainted with one fidence the people have shown but they were not i'n me by electing me to serve friends. They had no ' th, em in Washington, D. C. for together, 'and d,id not 11 terms. The experience and pate in arty common seniority which the vote have activities. There " given me will enable me to be Im'thing in the prior of even greater assistance to of the parties them in helping to mee the rgive rise to an challenges of the future." censent on the part the use of hie car by He,an today is one of the court concluded that nine top ranked members of mission could be the House of Representatives. these circumstances. tim second raaking Republican Joe lost the case. member of the House appro- (This column is wttefl priations committee, ar, d the form, not advise. ranking Republican member of change the appHcatio the house from the western law.) half of the United States. Horan is, one o.f the foremost Harvest exponents of sound fiscal poli- cies, and has consistently ad- Cn Increase rotated the elimination of un- recr te.deral e1)elitures calizes in agricultural policies and rmtural resource develop- .Spokane COunty meat. of mating barley were Horan was first elected to ed today that hmwest the 79th Congress in 1942, and can help the crop has been re-elected to each to malting grade. succeeding Congress. Clayton B. I-Ioran enlisted in the U.S. tension agent Navy the day be f,ove World snned or broken War 1 was .declared. He re- prevent otherwise turned to enter Washington irom making the State University atn'd was gsad- grade. The most uated in 1925. He married a of ,such damage, he classmate, Sally Campbe, and failure to adjust [the couple have five children machinery to a land 12 grandchildren. F.r In one test [years, Walt and Saty have der speed was 1,100 [campaigned together in every tions per minute, 'town and city in the fifth mended speed for district, machine damaged Horan has received nuaer- rate of 17.5 per ous honors during his service :md broken kernels. in con,cress, but he is most cylinder speed was proud of the fact that the two 985 revolutions per largest universities in the damage dropped to fifth district, onzaga Univer- cent. sity and Whi,tworth Col1ge, Keisey ists these have conferred upon *him-dec- on proper tot of law degrees, meat for harvesting H'oran said that he plans to grade barley: launch a vigorous campaign in Run the cylinder support of his re-eeo, but it is possible to stated that he wourd remain out of thehead. in Washirvgton, D. C., while the too much end-play cogress is in session. "After inder bearings, or 'all," the Ffth District con- ed or bane cylinder ar gressmml stated, "the people teeth, or damaged elected me to represen them will damage in Washington, D. C., and I Adjust concaves intend to continue to do just sma,ll own or heard o this." nel. The cylinder shouM ,be properly larry, Howard K. Williams, Ed- On rasp bar machineS gar Widman, Earl Hill, Larry. t Hegen, Kevmeth Kerns and] / 0  trader will do the Roy Stevenson, covering a corn- J when the cylinder bined total of 6,607 acres. [ l clearance  set Emery and Albert Babb] and 5-8 nches. t Adjust the, sieve were .assisted in the sueyin.g ] ieast possible return and layout of 4,900 lineal feet J Damage occurs hen of ,sod waterway and reparted .run with a hoary cmpletin on 2,900 feet. Hans =heavy return memos Clausen has begun work on kerneN are going 2,400 lineal feet. ,cylinder a second Firebreak Completed "A grouch is a guy who has I by increasing the Nekson Cordill and Rbert himself sized up and is sore of more damage. A Bowen were assisted by Rdy ahnut it." turn may be caused Rosenzweg in .pLanning five cogging the sieves. acres of woodltmd 1rtming and At 50 miles an hour, it is of wirM on the tMnnig. Joe La, bish mted practically impossible to bring isieves to completkm of five :acres of the a car to an emergency stop in from forming a same. H. F. Mindrup copieted less than 243 feet. Therefore, i Any machine 3,540 lineal fee of' firebreak at that speed the absolute rain- job of l to protect kis woodland man- imum Safe distance between erty adj ageanent work. cars should be 250 feet (five of the cylinder will I-IaPry Knlmk was assisted times .the speed, 50). the revolutions per by local Soil Conservation waich the ma e Service techcians and aek It is usually warmer and de. operated. A Atkins of the Sate Gnome De- cidedy safer to swim or wade 15-inch cylinder partment ha pta,mang a wild- on an incoming tide. arotmd 1200 to1300 life pond. The main pm3xe per minute, whi/e of the project is to dveop Check the w'eather before cylinder should be a skalow water area for Water you go boting. If there's some' at 950 to 1,000 fowl feed and nesting. Frmak doubt, don't go, advises the ,speeds thexe Omberg plans a livestock Washington State SMety Coma. darger o pond development for later c it barley if the this summer, tions ,are Ted MeMillan eompetedi Don't throw empty aerosol corrbine and get seeding of grass and afalfa' con'ainers into a camp fire. i for your malting on 3'0 'acres of hilltop. They'll blow up. sey adds.