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il THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SERVING SIOUTHWEST SPOKANE COUNTY 68 Number 13 Cheney, Washington. Friday; September 4, 1964 J Single Copy 10 CentJ M. Plotts Aug.27 Morley Plotts, 79, a of the Tyler-Cheney past 37 ye`ars:, passed ust 27 in a Spo,ka,e was born January 30, at Bloomer, Wise. and to Phillip Pletts 24, 1908 `at Devil&apos;s Lake, Tilree years Mter her death in 1924, she her family to tiffs area she resided urttfl er She was active in com- fairs and the last yeas the Tyler for the Cheney Press. sons also preceded death: Jamie, Who in infancy; Phillip who was killed in  .of 1 country in in October, 1943, who passed uw'ay 1961. ,are one daughter, H, am (Phyllis) of two sons, Rezeau Plotts and Ma,anin'g Piot[ a daughter-in- Plotts, of Oheney; grandchildren, and one Mrs. Ada Crommet of services were hed he MemoriN chapel of, rue Funeral Home Men-[ : 1:30 with Pastor Wayne [ of the Sprage Luther`an. [  offtiting. Rural was] ers ],e Mertorial Park i her son, Plp. t were Joe Sehell, arLd Elmer Hrris Lee Ableman, Ted 'and Bob Welch of Che- relatives attend- .services were he fobl- cold, sins: Mr. and Mrs. Fetctmer of Chelahs, Baker of Silver Creek and Mrs. Elwin of Plaza, d a neph- Ran Garter of Seattle. Held I. Allino rervices ware held J. Ailing Tuesday from Memorial Cha- Jerue Funeral Home, George W. Nichols Burial was a,t Spo- Gardens. Ailing was the son of Mr. and Mrs. who came to Lake are`a in the He had made ',his home anch vchere he died after a period of iH He was brn J`ar. 11, in Cheney arid was a rancher, .stockman and are two sisters, Holmes arid Mrs. Lambert, both of Che- sistdr4-law, Mrs. Edna Coulee; an aunt, Groga, Oheney; nieces, nephews, PROPOSED NEW HIGH SCHOOL--This preliminary drawing for $500,000 in bonds and a 15 mill levy, Victor k. Wulff is shows how Cheney's new high school may look if the special the architect. bond and levy is approved Sept. 15. The two ballot issues call Russell, Poore Back Election By RICHARD C. RUSSELL School Board Director September 15th is ,a big day for the Cheney :Sclool Distct. Th.s could well rark the end of the standstill fa education`at development for our district. It is up to each irtdividual voter"now to forego he. p,st, Votes Asked 'APPROVE ISSUES' By LOWELL pOORE Ass't Su. ,i During the pfottr years RIC!tARD RUSSELL LOWELL POORE look into the build:inlg po- much study and discussion ram and decide his o.r her has taken place regarding the nd nephews. 's or the William Chee 6[dul. fneval Tuesday after- I ' ! I, . v 'ere s n,ele, James[ Funeral services were held n, Elmer Trerey, [ yesterday for Willam George Alrg an, d James All-]Anderson, 23, from the Green- ,of Grand Cou'lee, and lee Funeral Chapel a Paste. Lag of Warden. [ Anderson was one of ,the two I nen killed Monday vChen to ILIAI , I c,rs left U.S. Highway 12 two I11111 , miles east of Orofmo *and ol- Newsstand H, olmes, a native of , has ossum.ed owner- the Cheaey Nnd b Ttbbs, who operated 17 years. has been 'at Kokis. the hst five yea in office eqpent that he was at for three years. purchased a home will retire. Homes took over the busi- s' brother, Narval, operates Homes in Cheney. laxlin hfe, Ellen, :have two Robin, 7, and Lilda, Gechke of Tri- represented both the transaction. Explained J. Riggs, superin- of Cheey schools, re- orheomirg seoal issue before the Department night. A present were Boa,r<l Ohair- Stewar md Tom 24 attended. ' vote based on kn,awled,ge and fact only For the past mor0tah, mem- bers of the Board and Dr. Riggs have met with groups throughut the di.srict and ex- piained t!he buildi,rg Vrogram. This will continue ffnrou,gh next week and anyone desir- ing to kn.0 .e abou the program is welcome t:d car he administration office for meet- ing times and places that will fit into their oven schedule. Program Is Versatile Wha't I, personally, like about the new buiding psi- gram is that it will saisgy oar space needs through 1970 ad is very versatile. Because of the type of building, it wilt lend itsel[ to many educational programs: Also, ,as or com- rnunity grows this type po- gram wili allow the bard sev- eral alternatives to `answer space needs, s,uc,h as addg aother elementary building, developirg a four-year hg,h school program, ,and so forth. This is a gcmd program; check on it for you.rseLf and then vote as you see fit. Ac(ident Kills IWashington Job Climate Declared Major Factor By Candidate For Senate Dale Duva,ll, state s enator jeopardy o,f literally drowm.n,g candidate in the 5th Segisla- in 'a sea of taxes." ,, tire district, has devhred the He furthex stated thrt the Washington job climate to be solution to our problem lies in led over. A graduate of Ohen,ey High School, Anderson m a d e Ms .home with the Me'rvitt Jhnson family while .atterding school here. He yeas a communication lineman for he Nerbhern Pa-i cific Railroad, a member o.f the U.S. Navy Reserve and a resident of Pasco si,nlee Feb- ruary. Survivors .a r e h i s widow, Linda Carol Anderson, et the home; his parents, Mr. and h,rs. Orville Watkins; one ros- ter, Barbara Eay Aderzn; and one brother, James Ander- son, all of Seattle. Dr. Riggs To Speak At High School PTA need for and the provisi.on o, new high sh,ool faeities in Cheney Sch,ol District 360. Now the Board of Directors has decded on `a course bout which th.ey are in complete agreement, and which is ac- cepble to the set, eel admin- istration and ,a seemingly large proImrtioa of the school pa- tters. .i imum in its provisions, apLpe,als to be the wise course because: 1. It is 'an adequate provision for the apl)arent immediate future. 2. It provides possibilities for flexibility in further ex- pan,sion, if needed, rather than dicbatir,g what ,a future course must be. 3. It is within the firmnd`al capabi/ity of the taxpayers of the district. I ,am happy to add this state- meat of wh*otehearted sugp,ort for the building program the Board has `adopted and urge ,all voters of the district to approve the two ballot issues for $500,000 in bonds and a 15 mill levy on September 15, 1964. I feel we can d,o no less in providing for the education- al needs of t'he p e,opte of Che- hey School District 360 DR. William J. Rggs, super- intendent of the C.heney School Distort, will be introduced at the first meeting of the high school PTA Th,ursday at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. He will led ,a discussion on the bond ,levy for Oheuey's new high .school which will .be on the Sept. 15 ballt. Mrs. Dean Swegle, president, said ,a high sChoo teachers be introduced at the meet- ing. Everyone interested is urged to aitend. a major issue in the race for the 5th district se,nate seat. Duvall, a Republican, spake to `a large group of Oheny and Amber residents We4nes- day evening at the home of Mr. md Mrs. W. Edward Betz a Viam Lake. He said, "Wash- in,gton's job growth must keep pace with population growth, or else we must face the pros- pect of becoming even more o ,a welfare state." He pointed out that in the past decade, while the popu- lation of the age groups under 18 ,and over 65 we, re inures-, ing 43.6% and 24.2%, the pop- utation of the group between 18 and 65 which represent the bulk of the working citizens mvrea:sed only 6.5%. Governor Criticized DuvaH aid, "We .slmuld also recognize that ths 6.5% pop. ulation growth in the working age group represents less than 95,000 people, ad fully 45,- 000 of these people are Ires- early drawing unemployment compansaUon. The increesing cost of !>roding edueatimal services, soeiat wfare servic- es, arid unemlaloyment eom- pen,sation to a larger and lg- er ppulation with only a m- inal increase in job expansion s placing our taxpayers 'm the state creating a positive, progressive business atmos- phere in which 'private indus- try czn gvov and prosper. TlereAn lies the real key to the new job and new revenues .that will restore fiscal strength to our tate. New or added taxes 'are ,n)ot the an_swer. New taxes wilt only drive an al- ready staggerg economy fur- ther ito the Role and make more of us dependen: npon the state i'or or live,hoed." Water Theft Cited On he problem of attract- ing irdustry to our state, Du- li said, "the one agUo tlat would do re:ere to attract indus- try to Washgton than a other would be to prevent Oal- if.ornia fr.m stealing our Oo- lumbia river drainage water. The city of Los A_gedes, he state of Cafifona, and the U: S. Deprtmezt of Interior all have designs on stirtg our greatest potential resource for the benefit of alioria. This vcaer is vahmble enough to their industry o prompt the eonstrcttn of pipelines to bring it to them. T, it is logical that if we refused to allow the diversion of our wat- er, the industries ne, .edg it would be forced to move here to get it." Area Students Admitted To EWSC For Fall Quarter Eastern Washingt State College has released a liL of stu,derts admitted to the ool- lege for fl] quarter. F o r t y Oheneh-aren h i g h school gradtmtes were nmed. High schools mxd gvad,uates, who will be freshmen, iniude: heney --Caren A. Arnold, Earn M. Atkins, Rebecca J. Brooks, Kay M. Baster, Mar- guerite K. Cordial, Tevri M. Ditlevsen, D.anald P. Fafx- banks, John E. Fetchev, Carl C. Erasure, Erich W. Heintz, Nancy L. tIilton, end Sue A, It.oyt. Howard C. Mamh, Jalm ,M. Marsh, Marie A. Maugb_an, James B. Mi,ckelso Dad M. Nicol, Me,rcedes Pban John T. ScheU, Gary E. Scot, Cil F. Stevens. Bernie R. Store- bough, Fred P. Swan, Gen E. Willoughby 'and Gary H. Wool- ery. edieal Lake--ay E. An- derson, John A. Brewer, Terrie J. Brown, Alan S. GbVeth, i Gary A. Glasgow, $leen M. Grimm, Peter Ku,hlmann, Al- vin S. Lebsaek, JOhn W. Mc- Bride III," Lewis W. Moore, Gregory B. Oliver, Stephen D. Prescott, Sa.ulra R. tieiier, and Dorald E. T`aylor. Spangle,Upper Cou,m.bia Karen M. Bla, uert. 'Citizens Endorse New High School Citizens Back Proposed New High School Building Many citizens ad groups have formally endorsed the specml Cheney School District bond and levy issue which will be on the ballot Sept. 15. Typical ,of the letters being received by Superintendent William J. Riggs is this one fvam the Alerting Oitizen.s Group: "T hs is to inform .o,u that the following members of the Alerting Citize,'s Group have v(ted to back the Sept. 15 bond issue and levy for step No.. 1 of .the l,ong range p*ro`am. "We believe this s a sensible program, as it will relieve not only the high school sace problem, but the eementary as well. I "It is :an economical pro- gram, and even tlmuh it will ,raise taxes .approximately one- third the first year, it hen wi start down. "It will be a boos,t to the wlole community to lave modern anfl adequate schoo facilities in both 'high shool and elementary leve. "We sincerely urge all l:mt- rons of the district to vote, anti to vote yes for both the school bond and levy on Sept. 15." Many Sign Letter It was signed by Shirley Pat- terson, Fllen M. Heinemann, Mr. arid Mrs. George F. Sc;aef- er, Mr. and Mrs. Scott IAtdsay, Jean Comatock, Berrm.'ne Rus- sell, Grace Rohrbach, Eileen Kopp, Mr. rand Mrs. Joe John- son a.rtd John H. Hetnnann. A letter from Ken,t Sooy had this to say: "When considering the bond isue that is to be voted on Sept. 15, I  .sure most peo- /)te are concerned priumrfly the best that education ca ESSIE TUCKER DIES IN ALASKA Mrs. Essie Corley Tucker, pioneer of the Cheney area, passed ay in Fairbanks, Alaska, August 23. M r s. 'racker, daughter o f llenry ,and Rosetta Corley, was born Feb. 2, 1888, on the Corley homestead seven miles sough- v, est of Cheney. The Corleys came west in the covered wag- on train with the Van Brnt and McDowell families and built their house across the road from the present Wallace Dew home. Later the family moved to what is now the Andy Pence farm. She was one of the first pu- pils to attend the Harmony school. I,nter her mother moved to Cheney during the school months so the Children , could attend Cheney h school, where Ms. Tucker fzrdshed 'her schooling. For roans, years Mrs. Tucker worked in Seattle and Tacom`a and in 1918 wet to Codoa, Alaska, where ,she worked as a waitress until 1926 When she moved to lhivbanks. She was married to Caude D. Tucker Judy 28, 1932. Survivors ,include two sis- ters, Lelia Berto of Yakima and Nona Kumbera of Spa- !offer the .student of today. Yet, !they want it `at a price wl-Ac they can afford. "I siacez'ey feel that the bond issue wfll ccomplish th.ese needs. It has been ap- proached in ,a careful ad thought-out maner. Aide, the price ,has been given the grea- est consideration. It is my he- lief that this program will give the taxpayer the most for debar and will salve the needs cf the much needed program in the Cheney SChool Disict. Another group approval rea, d like this: Reasons Stated "We the foll,owng `approve of Step No. 1 of the proposed Sept. 15, 1964, school issue, es- pecially for the folOwir, reas- ons. 1. We want to el'iate the . foresee,able necessity of split shits in our high sctool sys- tem. 2. With the building of a new high school, the 1929 high sch,ool would be used h)v a jun- ior high school bluing, thus releasing seven clarooms throughout he district on the elementary level. 3. We teel the present ad- mintation buiMing, which is used for extra high sclmol classrooms, i.s a five lmzavd I we want our dildren out It was sgned by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Radon, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilcox, Betty Lou Spear, Mr. and Mrs. Burton F. Bhke- Iv, Mr. and lrs. Jack Hrt- ford, Mr. and Mrs. lark Lay- ton, r. and Mrs. Russe Mce, Fred J. Petevson, Ms. and Mrs. Orville PhiIlipson, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Higby, Mr. ad Mrs. Richard C. Vaughn, Edna Low ell, Emmett L. Rarrick, Mrs. Emmett L. Rarrick and Mr. and Mrs. H. F. More. Goes On Record Jerold Betz wrote in to say, "I would go on public record a,s favoring this bond is,sue if that has any aue. "If signs will be avaihble, I vould be happy to phce them where they woud do the most good here in the rural arenas," Da Shea submitted `a pu*blic letter to The Free Press this week endorsing the bod arid h, vy issue. It is carried on the editorial page. Other endersemen have come f(m les h, Kahevme Hottoway, Jack Crabb, Paul Helsin, Pete: Smith, Herman Wilas, Mr. ,anl Mrs. Frank Russell Mace, Mrs. Joan Bkely, Mr. and lIrs. Orville Dhipson, Mr. ad Mrs. ttalp,h Ehrgott, Mr. and Mrs. J. M, Oswald, R Son. gaylo, W. Edward Betz, M. Joyce Mund, ay, Mr. and Mrs. Cl'aude and Evelyn Doughty, Marie Adams, and Dr. John urphy. kane; two brothers, C. E. Coley of Elk and Lemuel H. Corley Absentee nln, mnmvidl]lA[ o Yellowstone Park, and sev- eral nieces and nel:flmvcs oral[Available No grand nieces and nephews. W Funeral .sevvices wre held[ f,rm the Cheney Cnl oh ..... - ..... ),, L   *  ..... I" "';+" *he v, Donald  ...... -, ............ " .... ... ,. ...... [ cast absentee ballots mu't ap- *'Dallearrs"ere C 1 a u d e [ply for the ba. 1ts ,t City H`all, , City Clerk oy Foss said today G.arner, Dave Laced, Ed Fleck-[ The b 'allo come fvoan the stg and Daryl Fanz ...... " [ .Uny auditor s office, but anh'one registered here must aplMy through the City Ha.l before the ,balot ea, n be raail- ed from the andito's office. Those w,lm (Rm't wn to wait until Spt. 15 to vote can either call or c(me to City Hall, obtain a cezdfica- tion artd go to *he cou house and vote st any time, Foss ex- plained. "The county office is swamped with "abtentee ballots now, and they wottld to have them two or lhree days before the votig dead, line," Foss .said. "Any re voter earn vote `absentee now, but ,he must first be certified at City Hall, " he added. Death Summons Carver Gepford 0avver Gepford, 58, who was born and raised in the Amber district, died Aug 27 at lXna, Calif., where he made his home. Death was attributed to .a :heart attack. Mr. Gepford was the son of the late Frank Gerard,' and lived in Amber car 32 years. Stwvivors ielnde 'his widow, Ruth, .a dauger, Audrey, two sons, Gordon and Hugh, and five grandehil, dren. The funeral and burial was a,t Etna.