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September 16, 1971     Cheney Free Press
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September 16, 1971

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i ing Grow'ing Communities 16 Cheney, Washington 99004,_ Thursday, September 16, 1971 Fifteen Cents Per Copy i - i i '1 SS reeze (l,rder Halts Joint School Drill age Rate Hike COuncilmen they will Cheney as planned s wage- Merritt Johnson that the 90- Precludes the ate increases on pickup. gone up in ts 'ce contract with the but the rates will not be garbage-concerned heard a from several apartment area. Was in COnnection garbage barrel person pointed derbris lost ey city payment m Legion 7:30 p.m. lligh School football game 8 p.m. against ke Cardinals L7 against Falls. State me against 18, at rk Board at 8 P.m. in II Council meeting ,.m. in the Federal Association for moving their garage to a new location on their property. It was pointed out that the new curbing is only a short way from their garage on Second and it is dangerous to back into the street without proper vision. They asked the city to pay for the moving to a rear location and for the moving of a tree. The matter is to be worked out between the city attorney and the representative of the Heiydts. Further progress of the granting of a franchise to Washington Water Power Co. to furnish natural gas to Cheney was reported through the first reading of Ordinance H61. This grants WWP a franchise for 25 years. WWP already provides gas to Eastern Washington State College. Among other provisions it requires them to furnish gas to anybody who requests it within certain limitations. Jerry Donen, 320 Nolan Brown Place, discussed with the council at some length his problem in getting curbing provided at his residence as he thought was agreed upon by the parties from whom he bought his house. Councilman Jerry Blakley said he feels the city should force the curbing to be put in. It was ex- plained that Donen had not ob- tained an occupancy permit before he moved into the house, thus partly explaining why he was able to enter a home that did not have curbs as required by city ordinance. Six persons requested that the Villard and Hattie intersections with Buena Vista be made stop streets. They said high speed traffic is using the streets. Dr. Richard F. Miller sent the council a letter of resignation from his post on the Plan Corn- Betz Traffic Hazard Told Seventh Street from Ash to Oakland in front of Betz School is closed to public traffic during school hours. School officials have asked the Free Press to advise the public that they are asking the Cheney City Police to help with en- forcement inthe interest of the safety of Betz children. mission. He said he is moving to Spokane and therefore must resign. Bob Throop again asked for the vacation of Ash between Washington and Eleventh. The council decided to barricade the street but not grant its per- manent closure as requested. The council also approved the final platting of Leinum Addition which is bounded by West Second, Buena Vista, West Fifth and Dubois in 14 lots. Alo ap- proved was Caldwell Third which is located in extreme Southwest Cheney. It has 42 lots and the interior street is Pineview and a continued street Holladay is in the addition. It adjoins existing housing areas and is roughly across the highway from the cemetery. Opens at Sprague SPRAGUE, Wash.--A new joint schooling program between Sprague and Lamont is working smoothly during its early days of the school year. Vic Power, superintendent, said Lamont is handling the mid- school age children in grades six, seven and eight. Students in these grades are taken by bus to Lamont and the other students are enrolled in the Vet to Travel Dr. William M. Tavenner of Cheney will be attending the 62nd annual meeting of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association in Seattle starting Sunday. Dr. Tavenner is a member of the executive board of the group. joint elementary and high school complex in Sprague. There are 60 students in the mid-school group this year and 40 in the elementary and 80 in Sprague High School. They are a number of new staff members at Sprague this year and the school just went into a tri- semester arrangement of time division. Also a number of im- provements were made in the IT'S ALL YOURS--Thats what John Gibson is telling the new owner Terry Sparrow of Gibson's Thrift. as Gibson is about to present Sparrow with the keys to complete the transaction. Sparrow said that the immediate changes would be the renaming of the store to Ranch Thrift same as the store now owned by Sparrow in Spokane, additional check stands, painting inside and out and the relocation of food displays. Sparrow said that Gibson would continue working with the store in Cheney. Named new manager is Randy Skiles replacing Ken Robbins, who is moving to the Spokane store managership. Robbins has been with Gibson for the past nine years. Pictured above are new store manager Randy Skiles and owner Terry Sparrow and former owner John Gibson and manager Ken Robbins. school buildings and in the landscaping of the grounds. Blue Ribbofl Day I Near Firemen Called Award Won S Cheney city firemen were called to put out a fire in old lumber and pine needles in the 700 clock of Clay Street. The fire also extended to the base of pine trees. Dwarf Mistletoe Infestation Found Many Ponderosa pine trees in Cheney and vicinity are suffering from "moderate to serious" infection by the parasite called "Dwarf Mistletoe," sayd Dr. Horace R. Simms, mycologist and plant pathologist at EWSC. Infected trees left untreated will die within a few years, said Simms. Also, the parasite can spread from sick trees to healthy ones in the vicinity. Briefly, he said, here is how the parasite does its work: whitish berries form at the tips of the mistletoe's branches, maturing from mid to late September. The berries finally explode, shooting seeds to distances of up to 15 feet away. The seeds are sticky, so adhere to foliage of neighboring pine trees. Birds can also carry the sticky seeds from tree to tree. Once in place, seeds germinate and penetrate into tender young branches, sending in a network of absorbent root-like structures (endophytic strands) that infect the water-carrying system of the pine tree. After a year or so, the parasite sends out a clump of jointed yellowish-green branches that will flower and fruit under the correct conditions. Many trees in Cheney are now showing such clumps. Meanwhile, clumps of needles on the tree are dying and turning brown. Treatment of infected trees, although tedious, is essential. If mistletoe clumps on branches are no closer than two inches from the main trunk, the bran- ches can be cut off flush with the trunk and there is every hope of saving the tree. If mistletoe is protruding from the main trunk, however, the tree is best removed. Cheney residents should examine pine trees in their neighborhoods for possible signs of the disease. If further diagnosis or advice is needed, citizens are urged to call Dr. Simms at 359-2534. Dwarf Mistletoe infestation is shown on Ponderosa pine tree in Cheney on Villard Street. Showing the infested area is Dr. Horace Simms of Eastern Washington State College staff. Tlje PCheney Free Press has beeh selected as one of 182 papers in the nation to earn the coveted designation of "National Blue Ribbon Newspaper for 1972 and 1973. Jerome Jantz, publisher, was notified of the award today by George Wortley III, president of the National Editorial Foun- dation in Washington, D. C. 1972 1973 "This award indicates that you conduct an alert and progressive community-minded newspaper operation," Wortley said. Twenty-five criteria, measuring the newspaper's service to its community against a national standard, were em- ployed in the judging. The Foundation, established in 1956, is dedicated to the im- provement of Journalism and Journalism Education. Hours of the Cheney Primary Election Tuesday will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the City Hall. Roy Foss, city clerk, said there are 2,018 eligible voters in Five Precincts. Counts by precincts starting with No. 1 are 496,482,363, 429 and 248. Voting this year will be Voto-o-Matic which is a punch arrangement being piloted this election in Cheney and Millwood, both in Spokane County. There will be five councilman Positions and voters may select one in each position. Candidates in Position No. 1 are Mrs. Patsy K. Utter, William R. Wynd and Gene Teves; Position No. 2, Douglas McKee and Ted Egett; Position No. 3, Timothy M. Morlan, W. Durwood Charlton and Gerald A. Blakley; Position No. 4, S. Tom Scott and Daniel J. Kelly, and Councilman at Large (two-year term) Donald K. Egbers, Allen Ogdon and Warren H. Westerman. Incumbents either by election or appointment are Edgett, Blakley, Scott and Westerman. There is a change in the original Sample Ballot. The original carried Position No. 3 as a four-year term and the corrected ballot shows it as an unexpired two-year term. Last week W. E. Donahue and George Brown of the Spokane County Election Department were in Cheney to conduct a school on the new voting apparatus. Also here was Joe Taggard of Los Angeles. He represents the firm that makes the punch ballot system. It will be the first opportunity for about 100 young 18 to 21 year olds who have registered under the lowered age limit ruling. Please see Page 7 for the views of the Council candidates in Positions 3, 4 and Councilman at Large. HALLS WILL OPEN SUNDAY FOR COLLEGE INFLUX Eastern Washington State College residence halls will open at 9 a.m. Sunday for the start of fall quarter, but EWSC faculty members will be on campus Friday for the annual all-faculty orientation meeting. New faculty members will be honored Friday evening at a reception in the Pence Union Building sponsored by the EWSC Faculty Organization and Faculty Wives-Faculty Women. A special orientation meeting for new EWSC faculty members is scheduled for Monday mor- ning. Divisional and depart- mental meetings will follow. Students who have not pre- registered for fall quarter classes will be able to register in the EWSC Memorial Fieldhouse Tuesday. Classes will start Wednesday. Students who entered a experiment at Salnave Someday will have .x problem of doing at once. are learning the through three in a environment within to other classes. The for six teachers (and and visiting teach classes with mixed new applications was begun about year and completed Offers Challenges on the interior shortly before the start of school last week. The exterior land- scaping and ground leveling is still in progress. William F. Hibbard, principal, says the system is working well with some exceptions of sound levels from the overhead loudspeaker systems. Balancing the control as so, to overlap between classes is delide'. It would appear that students nearest the adjoining class might be distracted into listening to other subjects or perhaps find it difficult to concentrate on their own class. However the matter of sound adjustment will take care of most of this. Other exciting possibilities of the new elementary education concept include the use of a wireless system whereby many learning processes may be sent through a small portable box with earphones. The imput for the learning device may be provided from a variation of 12 sources. The floor of the building has an antenna installed to carry the program. Class lengths are varied during the present period. The class length depends upon what subject is being taught. for a signal to change classes at Salnave School. She is a student of Mrs. Madelon Jordan. in Group Other variations of the teaching program include the possibility of large room instruction. This is done by simply changing the classroom furniture as there are no separating walls to be removed. Teachers all are cross graded in levels of first through third grade so the variation of student level does not create too much of a challenge. Salnave handles all School District 360 bus students and all those residents of Cheney south of Union Street. The others attend Betz Elementary near the High School. Salnave is located at Presley and Salnave.--R.W.P. " /:i'  'iii: '  . i! 00/i0000/ill /00ii!!i!iil)il  :jl)(!i(:ii!:ii!i)i(! i!! ii!ii  :i/ii: .... Mrs. Dorothy Smith instructs Venus section at Salnave through use of walk-ar0und throat microphone. The low level sound system can be heard in the classroom area. Learning !/ill  :ii : William F. Hibbard Students in Mars section give Pledge of Allegiance. The teacher (background) Is Mrs. Wanda Heinemann. All classes are mixed in grade one through three.