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Page 2 CHENEY FREE PRESS Thurs., Sept. 16, 1971 Environmental Action :orner Established 1896 PUBLISHED AT 412 FIRST STREET, CHENEY, WASH. }04 -- PHONE NO. 2.M18 Second Class Postage paid at the Post Office at Cheuey, Wash. Ington.under the Aet of March S, 1St/. Issued every Thursday at Cheney, WMhlnum. "Spol(um County Subscriptions ....................... $6.00 per year Within Sfal  Washion ............................ $.6.50 lr yeer Ouhldo Ste of WInptmr, ............................ $7.00 lr yelr Secvlcn ............................................................ $7.00 lr year MEMBER Wublnston Newspapot, Amoelloll AE "miJ NAL n PJ4PER AosoolaUon . Foued Im Jerome H. Jantz, Publisher- R. W. Petty, Editor Primary Needs Support Although primary elections quite often draw less attention than general elections there are three good contests in the Tuesday voting. There are three candidates seeking Councilman Position 1, Position 3 and Councilman at Large. Of course one will be eliminated in each of these Positions for the general election. Persons who fail to vote are risking that their champion may lose out and not get another chance to help in his or her election. Don't play guess who gets the council positions, get out and vote. This is the intended suggestion from this drawing by the Free Press cartoonist. Some candidates have been doing con- siderable ground work in the election and no doubt the impact will be felt in the election. Also the 18-21 voters will be heard from for the first time and this should be in- teresting. Cheney is one of two test points in Spokane County to pilot the use of the new voting system. It replaces the voting machines and pencil ballot. There are 2,018 eligible voters for the Tuesday election and it is hoped from this corner that there will be a good turnout at the City Hall.--RWP. J By Stephen Tweedie This column has been discussing various en- vironmental problems. Today I would like to direct your at- tention to the underlying cause behind many of these problems-- overpopulation. One woman in Cheney ex- pressed it beautifully when she said "We didn't have any problems in Cheney until all you new people came here." And she's right, because its the "new" people, the increase in population, that strains the facilities of any community-- that in many cases makes past methods and solutions inadequate to handle present and future problems. Defining overpopulation is difficult. Is the earth over- populated right now? This is a matter of opinion; some people think it is, others think not. United Nations statistics indicate that two out of every three people in the world do not have an adequate diet at the present time, a fairly clear indication that given our present system of food production and distribution the world is overpopulated already. Most experts agree that at the present rate of population growth the world is bound to be over- populated. For example, at the present rate of increase, the world's population will double in the next 37 years. Although there are many parts of the world with very few people, and an unknown amount of resources to be used, the ultimate fact is that both land area and resources are limited, whereas the human ability to reproduce appears to be unlimited. Obviously a state of over- population will exist long before actual physical crowding occurs. Experiments with other animals indicate that when population density reaches a critical point, life support systems are destroyed and the population declines drastically, or is totally destroyed. As this column has pointed out in past weeks, man's potential for destroying his en- vironment seems unlimited and it is fairly clear that through destruction of his environment, the human population would be reduced drastically, if not an- nihilated, long before severe physical crowding occurs. There is, however, a great temptation to convince ourselves that the population is someone else's problem--it occurs over there, in China and India, but not here, not in the USA, especially not in Eastern Washington. But think a mlnte Over the last five or ten years have you noticed increasing regulations and restrictions on hunting and fishing? Have you noticed that campgrounds, lakes, and ski areas are becoming increasingly crowded? Is traffic getting worse, parking more difficult, smog a little thicker, quiet woods, fresh air, and pure water more difficult to find? Can't burn your trash when you want to? Is reasonably priced housing in Cheney more difficult to locate? These are all symptoms of overpopulation. So Eastern Washington is not immune. Perhaps another important consideration when discussing overpopulation is the relative degree of environmental destruction. In a technologically advanced society such as the United States the average citizen causes as much damage to his environment as 25 cit- izens of India. One way to interpret this is that the U.S. already has a population equivalent to four billion Indians. (India, by comparison, has about 550 million people, or about 22 million American equivalents.) Thus perhaps in this sense the United States is overpopulated already. And, it's important to keep in mind that a technologically advanced country such as the US does not pollute just its own national environment, which would be bad enough, but also threatens the entire world's environment. But, we say, life is good in the US, and we could support a larger population than we have now. This is true, but it is im- portant to understand what our standard of living is based on. We make up about 6 per cent of the world's total population, yet we account for between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of the world's annual consumption of raw materials, which raises some important questions. Could we maintain our standard of living on 6 per cent of the world's resources? What standard of life can we expect the rest of the world to achieve after we've taken our "lion's share" of up to 50 per cent? Do we really believe that all men should share equally in the earth's resources? Can we really expect the rest of the world to accept this sort of deal, let alone "like us?" Can'we say that their inability to support their population is entirely their problem, not ours, while our 6 per cent of the population continues to consume nearly half of the annual resource production? Continued next week ,Under the Capitol Dome By Robert C. Cummings OLYMPIA--Speculation on Governor Dan Evans' future plans provides fruitful fodder for political writers on dull days, but it can be classified as rather pointless. To reporters in Olympia who cover the state capitol day in, day out, the answer appears obvious. It generally is believed that Governor Evans doesn't want to run again, but the feeling is unanimous among newsmen that he hasn't any choice Evans conceded privately nearly two years ago that he never would let the office go to the Democrats by default, and if he should decide against running again, that is precisely what he would be doing. No Heir Apparent There isn't any other potential candidate on the horizon upon whom the Republicans can depend to stave off a Democratic invasion of the governor's office. Evans obviously had hoped to buld up Atty. Gen Slade Gorton to follow in his footsteps, but Gorton barely made it for Attorney general in 1968, and since then he ap- pears to have lost ground. Instead of building him up as a "crime fighter," his attempt to pass antigambling legislation has backfired. All the little ladies who love to play bingo are blaming Gorton for their troubles. Secretary of State Lud Kramer faded out of the picture after finishing a poor fourth in the race for mayor of Seattle. King County Executive John Spellman, who enjoyed a fleeting moment of glory when he defeated former Gov. Albert D. Rosellini for the office, has failed to make any waves cine. There is a suspicion in some quarters that Spellman's King County victory was due partially to support from Democrats who were primarily interested in shelving Rosellini, to keep him out of the next gubernatorial campaign. No Pushover If there is any confusion as to what Evans will do, it exists only among his fellow Republicans. It is apparent that he hasn't revealed his intentions to even his closest associates, but the Democrats are convinced they know the answer. They figure Evans is the man they will have to beat. They also are aware it won't be easy, despite the third-term jinx, or issue. Nobody is selling him short. Neither are they misled by the recent professional poll paid for by the Republicans which showed Evans trailing Sen. Martin Durkan, the front-running Democratic candidate, by some 5 points. It is well-known that a similar poll taken at a similar time four years ago showed Evans trailing former Atty. Gen. John J. O'Connell by four points. Needless to say, Evans isn't disturbed, either. When he was first mentioned as a candidate for Governor in early 1964, a poll was taken im- mediately afterward showed that outside the Legislature, virtually nobody had ever heard of Dan Evans. Early Starters With the Governor's race dominating the political discussions, it doesn't leave much room for other candidates, but they are County Auditor Don Bunker, who candidacy for the Democratic secretary of state some time ago, statewide organization. He is aware of the handicap of southernmost corner of the state, everything possible to become known! But many members of his are Democratic legislators who will occupied with their own campaigns Meanwhile, State Sen. Gordon has entered the picture, with the being from the state's population some financial backing. State Fleming, Seattle, also has been possible candidate, but probably Kramer seeks re-election. Though a Fleming worked in Kramer's office fo] 1965. Repeaters Like Evans, Kramer hasn't will do next year, but he probably election. Though out of the Kramer finds himself in the same Evans as far as the secretary of concerned. He probably is the only who could win it. The same can be said of Atty. Gorton. Despite his close race last has the advantage of incumbency, portant in all state offices below Sen. Gordon Walgren, Bremerton, mentioned frequently as a possible candidate, and Sen. Fred Dore, Seattle, try again. Walgren will weigh hiS carefully. His senate seat will be up and he will have to give it up if he other office. Sens. Dore, Herr and have to seek re-election until 1974. The Democrats hold all of the offices except governor, secretary attorney, so the only activity is fox offices. As for those held by Republican activity has been The Republicans may have trouble ticket next time. Partisans For Non F State Supt. of Public Instruction decision to retire will probably touch skirmish in the 1972 special among legislators hopeful of Most notable candidates are Re Brouillet (D-Puyallup) and Dale Ednaonds). The office is nonpartisan, but under cumstances it will be difficult to tisanship out. Hoggins, a legislator since 1967, vantage of being in the House, and currently is House Committee on Education and But Brouillet has the .... has en a member of the Le and is a member of the powerful Committee. The two presently are co-chairmen terim Joint Committee on Education. i!iiii'.:iii00 E:i:i:i There are a few good hunting stories already emerging from the opening of bear and grouse season over the weekend. The one related by a group of three grouse and bear hunters from Spangle and Clarkston is certainly a classic. The three hunters are Bert Smith and Charles Nealey of Spangle and Bob Shelton of Clarkston. After setting up camp in a campground near Metaline Falls, Bert went to town for gasoline about I0 p.m. In trying to return he got lost and was lae getting back. It was what happened while he was gone that really produced a little merriment. Apparently Bert had the guns in the car and along came a bear into camp while he was gone. The bear smashed a styrofoam ice chest and had a merry time until someone managed to chase him off. They swear it's a true story: When Bert got back there was one of his buddies in his underwear with a hatchet in his hand, ready to defend himself and the camp against the return of the bear. To add further insult--the hunters were unable to locate a bear during the daylight. i!i!iiiii!i!i ::::::::::::: Saw a funny looking snake the other day. He was about the color of the dirt around here and didn't have any markings. Don't know how it happened but he was pinned to the ground with a small rock (the snake was about two feet long) just behind the head. I wondered what it was all about but he had gotten loose the next ' ae I passed his way to turn him iii',00 iii00iiiiii00i:::ii!!!00!| ii!00iiiiiiiii!!iiiiiiiiii!iiii By Oscar Knudsen ::::::i:!:i:i:: :.:.:-:.:.:.:.:.:.: loose. Still haven't heard for sure what kind of a snake he is. Somebody said a milk snake, but it must have been chocolate milk if that was his variety. Sure sorry to hear John Gibson is selling out. But he won't be gone from the community or even from the store. He and the manager have worked out a deal so that John will be working regular hours and it should give him more time off. He sure has put in lots of hours in recent years. That should be quite an ex- ience for the youngsters going to dnave School if they are the ones across Salnave. Second or Salnave has been under con- struction for a while and cars have been detoured. Some of the dust is fairly thick and it should be quite a challenge for the new students to get to school. Some of the sidewalk on the north side of the street is already done and that sure will cut down on the chance of an accident. Previouly pedestrians had to walk in the street. It isn't often that you find a person with the same birth date as your own. However in the barbershop this week there were three of us with birthdates three days apart. Don McCandless has his anniversary on Sept. I0, the author's on Sept. II and Joe Byers on Sept. 12. Byers said a friend, Austin Brewer, has his on Sept. 13. Dear Editor The Northeast Park Association of Cheney____shes to thank the Park Board for taking- the necessary steps to acquire land for a park in the northeast part of Cheney. We appreciate the patience and untold hours of work which you and former 20 Years Ago Years Ago 20 Years Ago--Sept. 14, 1951 Medical Lake schools got right down to work on the opening day, Sept. 4. Enrollment figures as announced this week by Supt. A. H. Irwin are 201 for the grade school and 53 for the high school. Twenty4our children are enrolled in the first grade of the College Elementary school, Dr. Madison Brewer, principal, announces. There are 14 girls and 10 boys. Cheney's new city building at the corner of Second and D streets i,s expected to be ready for occupancy by Oct. 1, ac- cording to reports given to the city council. Workers have been setting up booths and tables at Cheney high gym for several days, and products and articles for exhibit were rolling in all day yesterday. Already it is assured there will be a fine display for the enjoyment of visitors to the Southwest Spokane County fair this Friday and Saturday. Cheney Junior chamber of commerce has organized a project of sending delegations of members to accompany Dr. W. A. Gamon, national Jaycee director, on his official visits to nearby clubs. Mrs. Wallace Plowman (Georgih-ffa Wallace) is teaching the third grade in the school on Larson Air Base near Moses Lake, where Mr. Plowman is stationed with the air force. 30 Years Ago--Sept. 12, 1941 A benefit dance to assist Charles Mann, who suffered considerable loss by fire recently, is to be given by the Four Lakes Grange this Satur- day, September 13, at the hall. Plans to organize Cheney and this district for the sale of Defense Savings stamps and bonds were made by a general committee named by H. D. Walker and Dr. R. E. Tieje Tuesday evening. F Mrs. O. W. Freeman was hostess at a luncheon last Thursday afternoon. Guests included Mrs. Albert Tjossem of Ellensburg, Mrs. A. J. James of Glendale, California, Mrs. H. F. Raup, Mrs. G. W. Wallace and Mrs. H. N. Stronach. Gildon Beall entertained 20 friends at a dancing party Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7:30 until 9:30 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Beall. The senior class this year is headed by Bill Findley, president; Clela Dobbins, vice president; Jean Van Dewalle, secretary ; Delber t Spear, treasurer; and Miss Mildred Patterson and W. W. Pierson are advisers. Football prospects for the College Savages looked none too bright this week as Coach W. B. Reese began plans for his 1941 campaign. I I I I we're as close as your nearest mailbox All hours are banking hours whether you're Checking Accounts Safety Deposit Boxes Traveler's Checks Savings Accounts Money Orders Bill.Paying Loans another recreation area for convenient Bank-by-Mail service. Cheney children. We also wish to express More than 100 Eastern Results his study will be We provide the forms, gratitude to the property owners Washington State College senior utilized in making the business marketing students, in con- junction with the EWSC Bureau of Business Research, have participated in four problem- oriented research studies during the past year. Students enrolled in marketing research this fall quarter will participate in an extensive study to determine why students come to EWSC to study business. program more responsive to student needs, he said. Purpose of the EWSC Bureau of Business Research is two-fold. In addition to involving students in current business problems, it is organized to provide research, consultative and management training services to business and civic organizations in the Inland Empire. envelopes to save you steps, time. But remember, when you want to discuss your financial needs, pay us a visit. We'll be glad to advise you. NATIONAL involved who waited patiently while the necessary steps were taken to acquire the park property. Sincerly Hubert P. Mills, Chairman Nancy N. Baumann, Secretary (Present Park Board Members are: Thorne Tibbits, Chairman, Mrs. Norman Stone and Jim Prekeges. ) EP, ,i