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Cheney Free Press Friday. August 6, 1965 er/P CHENEY FREE PRESS ESTABLISHED 1896 PUBLISHED AT 412 FIRST ST., CHENEY, WASH. Eatered at the Post Office at Cheney, Washington, as Second Class Matter under the Act of March 5, 1897. Issued every Friday morning at Cheney, Washington. Spokane County Subscriptions ................................ $4.50 per year All Other Subscriptions ........................................ $5.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER NATIONAL EDITORIAL 10 Years Ago August, 1955 Wheat harvesting in the Che- hey area seems to be getting later every year. John Gilling- ham brought the first load of wheat to the Cheney elevator Tuesday, Elmer Luiten, man- ager, said. This was six days later titan the firs't aa,d last year, which was delivered by Max Hevmi1g of Malden. At its Tuesday meeting the city council passed a,n ermer- gertcy ordinance authorizing argle parking of cars on D and G streets s)utheast of First street. Mr. and Mrs. Omer Penes are at present touring Europe. Besides France and Italy they plan to visit Switzerland, Get- marly, HoBad, Sweden, Nor- way, Scothnd and England. Turrbul WiM Life Refuge south ,of Cheney is being e:n- closed with an entirely new fence, it was learned this week. McWaters and Bartlett, con- ra,ctors, are building approx- imately 14 miles of teel post five wire fence with treated brace panels. The sung-about days of "Shave ,and a haircut, six bts" are f.ading farther into the past. Two of Che:ney's barbers raised the cost of a .hair cut to $1.25. ,Mm'lene Helm became the bride of W. Robert Span- jet Sunday in the Emmamel 1,uV2mran church ,of Cheney. 20 Years Ago August, 1945 Curtis Rudolf of Cheney, in the films as  Cur- tis, was preserted with a dog "Ladd'e" after filming the movie, "So , of ,I.sie" in which Cartis played the pm't of Sgt. Eddie Brown. The pilot's cockpit of a B-25, now doing its pa in the Pa- cific war bears a placard say- ing that the plane was made posble tltrottgh the efforts o the Chen.ey senor high sclool. Supt. J. C. Cooil received this week  letter from Sgt. A1 Pug- rath in the Philppines stating that he ,had seen this placard While with a crew that had tesS- 'hopped the new ship. W. A. Casteele, operator o a service ation just suth of Cherrey reported that 120 gal- os or more of gasoline was stolen from the primp dtwing the weekeld. CALL FOR BIDS Eastern Washington State College Separate ,seled bid propo als are available for education- al equpmeat and/or supplies by Eastern Washirtgton State College in the office of the Di- rector of Purchasing, Room ]21, Showalter Hall. Proposal forms may be ob- tained at the above office. T. T. Wall Director of Purchasing. (July 1, 1965-July 1, 1966) Directory O. B. Electric PERSONALIZED SERVICE Wiring Elect. Heat, Motors, Pumps Rt. 1, Spokane CH. 4-2705 City Dry Cleaners CLEANING PRESSING ALTERATIONS LAUNDRY SERVICE 322 FIRST 235-4732 ii ii i ELECTRIC SERVICE AT ITS BEST Phoze 235-4410 EDGETT BROS. 50 Years Ago August, 1915 Dr. and Mrs. G. R. Andros at- terded 'the production of "The Birth ,of the Nat ioa," at the Ciemner theater in Spok,ane and pronounced it a vonder- ful picture. Prof. G.e,0rge E. Cmi'g and family arrived in San Fran- cisco after an autmnobile jour- ney of about 10 days. He writes that they had no punctures and rolled into San FranchiSed on i Cheney air. Reports from Fish hke are that work of building a sand beach er the use of bathers is progres,sng nicely. A rmm- ber of men ,and teams ere bu's- ily at work, and the appear- ,ance of he water's edge is be- ing rapidly changed. Swim- mcrs will find much enjoh, ment at the lake when the work is fini,shed. J. P. Laxher sas tlat the work is not one efa sin- gle season, but that same work must be done for several sea- sors betere the sard settles to the bottom pvopeEy. William Jennings Bryan was a Fassenger, east bound, on the way from Seattle Tuesday af- tern, oon. A arge crowd was at the NP station to meet the famous Ne,braskam He re- sponded by deliverin,g a five min,ute talk in the finished way of wlich he is capable. The ad- dTess was alortg peace line, for which he has become noted of l*a'te. 60 Years Ago August, 1905 The City cotml decided to have each water patron vut on a meter. The cou, nvl akso ad- vertised for bids for the con- struction .and equipment of a tlephone line to cannect the city hall with the pumping sta- tion at Fish lake. The Cheney Brick and Tile lV[fg. Co., is rmw rurmng snmothly and the changes in mzotinery and system were inally completed Ju,ly 31 en- abRrg the cmpany to run the fu|l 10 hours of a working ,day except one stop of less than five minutes. The comp, any 'has a pl, ant that will emplo 8 to 10 men per day and burn 10 cerds ,of wood per day, be- sides burning the brick, which takes ,abot half 'a cord of wood o each 1000 burned. The com- pany found hat to operate on a va.h basis it w need to sel $5000 more .stock. The peole of (3honey argi vicirtity stt0ld take ill, is stock. It wi, ll pay them to d) so. Conservation News By Clarence A. Kelley SCS Tech,ician Following is an anonymo,us atiele vthich came across my lath quite recently. I'm sure you,ll find it interesting. "WHAT is a farmer? A farm- e is a paradox--,he is an ex- ecutive with his home s of'f- me; a scientist using fertilizer attchmes:; a purchasirg agent in old straw ha.t; a per- sormel director with grease un- der his fingernai,ls; a dietitian with a passion for alfalfa, am- trios, and antibotics; a roduc- ti.on expert with a surpl.us; and a manager battling a pice-cos squeeze. He maaages mere capital than most of the businessmen in town:. He likes sun!shine, good food, State fairs, dinner at n,oon, auc- tiors, his neighbors:, his Shirt collar uabuttoned and, a,bove .all, a good soaking rain in Au- gust. He is not mu, ch for droughts, uiies, throu,ghways, weed,s and the 8-,hour day, gasshop- pets, or helping with tin,so- work. Farmers m'e found in fields ----powirtg up, see ,'dg 4ovn, votatirg from, plantirtg to, fe- tilizirrg with, spraying fr, and harvestirtg. Wives help them, lttle boys folov them, city relatives visit them, salesmen defiai,n them and wait f hem, weather, can dehy :them, but it takes Henn to stop them. A armer is both Faith ad latalist he must have faith to coninuay meet the ehaltertges of h eapa,cities amid an ever- pa'esent possibility that a late spring, an early rost, tornado, flood, drought, disease, or ,bgs can bring his business to a andstill. He is your cun..hryrnan---a denim-dressed, businesswise, fst-growing statesman, of sta- ture. And when he comes in at rmon, htavig spent the energy f his 1hopes ,and dreams, he can be recharged anew with the magic words: "The mar- : ket's up." As employees of the United States Department,t of Agricul- tare, we are at your service, Mr. Fvmer.  Aleims of ,his chfldre by his #- 01 [first man-iage. The childn ,he n ,'.i wanted to" ',dismrt ,by leering ....... ", "--I them out of =his will obtained - 7-" I thxee4ourth of hi.s estate. The Washington Bar Association son he wanted to have his WhOle estate got a quarter of it. A Home.Made Will John Jones, a "do4t-your- seW' advocate, bought a blank form for making a will at the corner drugstore and got a sheet of free instructions wit the will form. He ffihd ott the wili orm foBowg the written instruc tions, had two of is neiglbers , witness the will, and put it away with his valuable papers, confident that he had properly disposed o his worldly goods in the event of hs death. Two yrs later ,he died. His only son by his second wife, ollowirg his father's written instrtmtions, took he will to a lawyer, who flied it in court for probate. A month later tw older sors ad a dau]- ter ,of John Jones intervened t.n the probate proceedings, claiming that they were en titled to three-furtls of their father's estate because e had not framed them v provided for them in his will. Do you think that Mr, Jones' tzomemade will i legally suf- fica'ent to dispe of his estate ,as he wated it to go? Urffounately for Mr. Jnes and b_is only son by his second marriage, the Court hem that Mr. Jones' do-it-yourself will was worthless against the I T,h, instructions /oh.n Jones got for free" when he ,bouffht a witl form dd nt coer a,l of the phases of ,his larticulr pObl. There was nofllirg the lawy,er probating the eate couM d,o to see to it that the wi,li d'mposing of Mr. Jones' property wuld cant out his wishes after he lind died. Yet it would have been sim- ple or the lawyer to have drafted a eomp4etely legal wil,1 that WOl,kl ,have left all of the este to the son he wanted to have R, if Mr. Jones ',had gone to the hwyer instead of to the d ru,gstove for information on ,daftirtg a will. (This column is written to inform, riot advise. Facts may Change the application of the law). This year there is scheduled a full scale investigation into the differential in the price of foods paid by consumer, com- pared to prices farmer re- ceives. There is no question but what the farmer's proportion of the con- i!i , f;::::::::i: ::i:!: :!::i:!:!; ........... sumer s food . :;::'j dollar h a s [ii::ii::ii!:=i==::i!!ii!i::i: i::' been sh r ink - [ i ili i i ii!i::i ii:::i: :: i:  n +::==::: ================================ >:: :' i g, and the[::::i:::::::ii:;!) problem is ti::iiiiii::i:::::, serious. The ii:!ii:iii vociferous i declaiming on this issue : is attributing ,i everything tc 11 an assertion c.w. Harder that chain stores are rigging the meat prices to the detri- ment of the farmer. There may or may not be some merit to this claim, however the farm- er's problem does not seem to lend itself to being' neatly wrap- ped up into one area. * * * At the end of April, the U.S. Department of Labor issued reports that on their method of basing prices their index of wholesale market prices show- ed advances in all areas but one. Farm products declined in price, but processed foods advanced. Wholesale meat prices advanced. The report also states that part of the decline in farm products was due to lower pric- es for prime steers, but on the other hand the processed food prices rose because of higher wholesale prices of beef. *** Thus, f the forthcoming in- vestigation of food prices is on the level there are many areas that should be explored. *** It undoubtedly should be in National Federation of Independent Business the area of growing concentra- tion in the slaughter house and packing house industry to fer- ret out monopoly growth. * * * And if the same zeal for an honest, objective investigation is carried through without pol- itical considerations, it will probably also be found that the labor monopoly in the trucking industry and the butchering trade is also ruin- ing the farmer. * * * The problem of the Ameri- can farmer is serious. * * * Recently Senator A. Willis Robertson of Virginia stated that unless labor exercises re- straint in wage and fringe de- mands unions will probably bc put under the antitrust laws For some time the nation's in- dependent business propri- tors, voting through the Na- tional Federation of Indepen- dent Business, have been heav- ily in favor of unions being made subject to antitrust laws. If this investigation is honest need for such legislation will probably be highlighted. Obviously there is a limit to what the consumer can pay for any type of food. Any unnecessary cost im- posed between the farmer and the consumer either forces the farmer to operate at a loss or consumer to forego buying. Obviously union feather bed- ding, excessive wage and fringe payments and monopol- istic pricing practices both not only transcend all laws of rea- son, but also interfere with or- derly marketing. A Great So- ciety can never be if the pro- ducers of that society's food are either impoverished, or kept solvent by subsidies. Amber News Mrs. N. A. Cordill COIRECTION: The time for the Amber reunion picnic to be held at Sutton ])ark Sunday should have been 1 p. m. in- stead 'a,s previously ann,ouned. Mrs. F. N. M eKiley enter- taine,d the Young Ga'is bridge club last Wednesday aftern,oon with Mrs. Dick Jordan and Mrs. Don Lambert ,as guests. Prize winners included Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Howard Marsh and Mrs. J. W. Decker. Mrs. Jordan will entertain the club at her home on Aug. 25. M. ,and Mrs. Gordon Miller have n, amed their new baby son Monte Jon. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Tormbet- to of Tekoa were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry. Oe,ser. i GARY BELSBY$ TO MOVE TO ASHLEY PLACE Mr. and Mrs. Gary Belsby, (Marilyn Purvis) who ;,ere mar- tied last Febru,ary, are busily lainting the former Ashley phce in pre tarati,on of moving there soon. Enjoying the weekend at [Priest Lake were Mr. and Mrs. F. N. McKinley, Mr. and Mrs. Ron McKinley, Mike and Bren- da, Ray and Ron Sehmidt, Bob Merrill, Dave Tucker, Ton Sh.o- alter and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Decker. Jo Ellen Jordan was ,an over- night guest of Donna an,d Mary Ka Lewis Wednesday. Mrs. Charles A. MiTler went by plane Monday to attend the funeral sevvies of her grand- mother ,at Standford, Mont. Shirley and Gall Hartley re- turned home Saturday after having spent the past two weeks vsitig their grandar- ens, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Hot A man vtho went broke in busi- ness said, "I blame it all on ad- vert,ing." His riead replied: "What do you mean?" You nev- er did much adveising." "I know," was the reply. "but my xmpetitors did!" m in Kendrick, Id,aho. a,nd Eric Hartley also ome Saturday after several day with theft Ricky Toledo in Linda Sooy joined a of Camp Fire girls for out at WillLams Lake and Saturday. Dana Mons:on was a overrfight guest of Jordan. Sunday dinner and Mrs. Richard family were Mr. and Monson and fami.ly, Mrs. Del Bareither were evening callers. Mr..and Mrs. N. A. Kay, Ann and NetS friends ,at Chattaroy Park Sunday. Regis O'Brien and ter Patty of Pohnd d,ay eallers of Mr. tIavry Oeser. Mr. and Mrs. He,raid entertained with a day for the T 'Sgt. and Mrs. and family, Mr. and Grimm and family, Mrs. Clarence Egbert Mrs. Mary Ashvorth, zel Camp, Sire Johnvon Roy Reed. FOISEES VISIT FOLKS Mr. and Mrs. (Iaren Besby) and Clristine ,and Kjel visiting the Osborne family. The Foisys Washington, D. C., 7,500 mile trip nd visit with friends and along the way. While here, Mr. ,and Mrs. Brown and family with a birthday inlg Mr. Belsby, Mrs. Linda Brown. Kevin, Keith. Kurt ine Belsby have been their grandparents, Mrs. Albert Presta of r area.