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7he_....__ THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SERVING SOUTHWEST SPOKANE COUNTY Number 15 Cheney, Washington, Friday, September 18, 1964 J Single Copy I0 Centa ters Approve New High Schooi ....... ) Water Power granted a fran- Cheney City extend rmtural gas Richard Hge the gas wffi go Washington ,and the campus. for use by and is pro- such se by city adopted at last council meeting. text of the ardin- in this Press. Spokane divis- for the Washing- Power Company, Press that the lay Week the new look at three Che- dealerships lrd Co., Brawn &amp; Co., a rtd Cheney witl roll out their along with doughnuts and Motor Co., which has attth,rization Crp., dealers in this the new Belvedere and gnd open- 11 day ext & Holter Motr Co. the 1965 Chevrolet, II, Crvair and line of trucks Saturday, d,ouhnuts and three days:. Pord Co.  show Fairlanes, and Thunderbirds - firms indicated the will be better With a few surpris, They cordially in- to drop in Ver the new mode,ls. Justice and results are as fvt- D. Le- .'Lmproper pass, Theodore G: speeding, for- E. Houston, to sound horn fofeAted $12; Spokane, $12. Meier, Ridgefield, dring, for- Meyer, Rt. faille to yield forfeited $29; Bremer- forfeited $12; Jr., Seattle, $12; Gege 10 7th St., Che- drvin,g, cus- fined $25 ($20 $6 costs. J. Des- hog, gent $29; Clarence 120 W. 3rd St., ,tane of tray- plus T. Shu'ltz, valid registration, A. Penfield, Spo- re possession of $40; Rort I-us- no driver's tic- no arterial (suspended) and Rolle, Colbert, view obstructed dfecUve eqp- istration, fined CarrieD, Spolmne, $7; Thomas E. fined $7; Longbow, im- speeding, no -orfeited $29. Crneney, insulting Cheney was found nat franchise will make it p0ssib'le for the company to provide I natural gas service to EWSC. "We have already started construction o.f the service line," he said. "It will be an extensiu of WWP's Medical Lake line that taps the F_2 Paso Natural Gas Company pipe line near ." Hatch poind out that the curre strike of plum, bows and pipefitters  afect construc- tion progress matrtg it impos- sible for the comlYany to an- nz)unce a completion d'aCe. EWSC will became the sev- enth institution of lgher learn, lag to use natural as for heating. WWP already serves the University of Idaho, Wash- ingtan Sate University, Cn- zaga, WhRworth, Coeur d'- Al.ene Junior College ad Spo- kane Juni0r College. (:heney Distrid General Fund Given As $43,923 The county treasurer's re- port as of July 31 strews a batrtce in the Cheney School District general fund of $43,- 923 and $2,252. This report was given at the School Board meeting last week, Superintendent William J. Riggs d,iselosed. The war- rant issue in Augttst fro-n the general fired was $25,731. There were no payments from the building fund during that mnth. Assistant Superintendent Lowel PeDro reported that en- rollment throughout the dis. trict .as of Selt. 8 was 2,240. He said the 1964-65 budget was based on an expected av- era, ge enrGfim.ent of 2,312, based on the six-year history Cohort Survival projection. Eldon Engel, who had asked for a year's leave of a,bsence to take a job in Olympia as a, driving instructor, said he karl decided to remain at Cheney tligh School instead. Riggs said a study meeting with the County Schoolh, Org*an- ization committee will be held i WAITING FOR RETURNS--Election night watch meant lots of waiting Tuesday evening for precinct returns in the Cheney School DistriCt bond and levy election. Left to righl are Richard Russell, Lowell Poore, Angelo Cicero and John Paul'son. ELECTION DAY WORKERS--City Hall was a busy place Tuesday during the primary election. Election day workers paused dur- Bert Conrath, Mrs. Francis Schadegg and Mrs. Warren Westerman. Standing, same order, are Mrs. R. F. Miller. Clayton Shaw, Mrs. Ted votes. The two issues required a 60 per cent favorable vote to car- ry. With all precincts reported, excluding he absentee balli)ts, the bortd issue received a 64.3 per cent favorable vote and the levy receipted a 62.09 per cen favorable vote. Only $ More Needed This meas that affly five "yes" votes are needed out of the 65 absentee ballots to make the election victory official. A spokesman at the county superintendent's office said Wednesday mornixtg that the ab:tee balats probably won t be counted until Man- day. However, the source also indicated that absentee votes almost always foltov the gen- eral tread f voting. This would seem to assure a prob- able "yes" vote of around 50 per cert. If, On the other hand, all the absentee ha,la;ots: should be marked "no," the bond ssue could drop to only 61.92 per cent approve,1 ad the levy could plummet to 59.75 per cent approval, which wuld de- feat the election. The mathe- matical possibity still exists that the election may be de- feated, but it ,is highly unlike- ly, Superintendent William J. Riggs said Wednesday. / Trend Esteb|ished ........ : voting trend was quickly established Tuesday night as the first precirtct, Amber, re- ported in with 8 or and 10 against he bond and 7 for and 11 against the levy. WhAle the precinct ladled to provide a 60 per cent vote, the notable fact was that 44.4 per cent ad ap- proved tile bond on,d 38.8 pr cent aproved the levy. In 1962 Amber dealt similar school open here in the Fall of 1967. With 65 absentee baYts still to be cotmted, the $500,000 bond iue has been pwoved by 1,085 "yes" votes against 602 "no" votes. The one-year, 15-mill levy, designed to raise $177,894, carried with 1,032 "yes" votes, against 630 "no" measures sxnas,hing defeats, givin,g only 17 per cent approv- al a.nd 19 per cent approval to the respective measures. The four Cheney preeincts, as expected, provided the greatest margin of approval, al- though the margin surprised Monday at 7:5'0 p. m. for re:p-ling a quiet period for this picture. Seated, Stahlborn and Mrs. Ivan Kerr. even the most optimistic s rosenretires from the Amber I left to right, are Mrs. Merritt Johnson, Mrs. porters. School District and the Cheney [ ........... Pessimism Was Evident School District. A plan for[ Airway Heights, which had p00ic00'000000vef00ancin'gofthelpowerWire ]ElementaryPTA Riggs Elated been expected to sulart the new high school by the ber measures, reported in with and Cheney districts will be IT only a 48.5 per cent approval ccn, sidered. Sends Man t' Honor Teachers VOTERS THANKED for the bond issue and 47 per cent ,approval far the levy. At This statement was released oday by William J. Riggs, su- perintendent o f Cheney schools, following the appar- ent school bond and levy issue victory Tuesday night. "The members of our School Board are pleased at the ap- parent passage  both ahe school bonds and the building levy. Their thoughts are now facing toward the ritual design, corrstrnction and equiping of the new high school. "But, in passing, the Board members were gratified to note that eight of the district's 15 voting precincts a1mved the bonds by more than the required 60 per cen favorite I vtes. In contrasting the vet-] ing pattern in the 1962 elec-] tion Witli tb3s one, the situa- i tiz is much improved. Also, i the percentage of "yes" votes increased generally in all pre- cincts. The rate ,of,ase is most dramatic in the areas out- side the city of Cheney. These are voted 24 per cent "yes" in 1962 on the ,bonds a,nd they more lan dottbled their "yes" vote to i9.7 per cen in this election. This increase in the otrtlying eigborheo of the !district, coupled wi Choney's city's iv, crease from 676 per cent in 1962 to 82,7 per "yes" cent this year has made the difference. "The Board and I are most appreciative f the ",time and energy which has been ex- pert<led by so many peoIe in ,help-rag us" to get tafamation to Sthe voters. We are pavteu. larly thankful to the Cheney Free Pre fur its objective preseafi, on of e Board's program." this point the ordy atmosphere of possible defeat filled the election watch crowd, vfih had gathered at the adninis- trtion building in Oheney. Riggs, asked by  reporter to interpret the Arway Heights defeat, remarked, "we my be in trouue." The gloom didn't last long, however, as the Oheney pre- cincts retmrted in a short .'.time later, along with a strong boost from Four Lakes, which had overwhe.lmiRgly defeated the measures in 1962. Cheney Precinct No. 1 rolled in with an 83.4 per cent "yes" on the bond issue and 82 per cent "yes" on the levy. Cheney Precinct No. 2 gave 73.2 per cent and 70.7 per cent aOOvov- el; Oheey Precinct No. 3 86.4 per cent ,and 84.9 per cent approval and Cheney Precinct No. 4, 84.1 per cent and 83.3 per cent. Per Centage Drops At this point, the bond issue was receiving a 72.9 per cent approval and the levy 71.06 per cent approval. Then, as the outlying precincts beg,n to re- port in, the per cenge grad. udly bega,n to drop, Ur1 it tin ally became possible to lose the election, if all the ebsentee balots should be marked "no". The Pioneer precinct provid- ed the biggest shock of the eve- ning s it gae oly 10 "yes" votes against 47 "no" votes on the bond afld a sn#e "yes" vote compared with 56 "no" votes ,on the levy. Th dropped the averable per cenage con- siderbly. Four Lakes Surges Four Lakes, Rimk and Spence arm Espanola were the EWSC Sludenls Will Return This Sunday Studerts will sta returning to the Eastern Washinto,n State College campus in Che- hey Sunday, when residence halls open or the 1964-65 col- lege year. Orientation week for freSh- men ,and new students will open Sunday aterooon wth a genewl meeting in Showalter Auditorium at 2 p. m. At the same time, parents w meet in the Hall of Sciences auditor- ium, where EWSC president Dr. Don S. Patterson will speak. Student. and parerts will gather in the EWSC Student Union later m the aternoon for the president's reception. Following a church rund robin, a basket supper, spon- sored by the college Associ- ated Men Students and Associ- ated Women Students orwani- ztiors, will be held in the Student Unioo. In the evening, Dr. tatterson will .address the new students in a meeting in Slmwaiter Auditorium. For the next ,three days, stu- dents will toctr he EWSC cm- pus, ttend MS and AWS meetings, elect freshmen class officers, meet with faculty ad- visers and plan ekes schedules. Ahot 1,200 new students ,along with an expected 2,000 returning students wl regis- ter or courses Thursday. Class i will begin Friday. To Hospital Barney Wehmeyer, 21, was rushed to ,a Spokane hospital in critical condition MGnctay afcerm)on a'fter driving a boom trtmk into a power Wire con- ta.ining 3,200 volts vhile at work at Dave's Auto, located l just ,outside Chefiey on the Spangle ltd. Wehmeyer, who had been employed at Dave's Auto about six weeks, was found uncon- scious by Dave Tareski, owner of the business. Wehmeyer a!so ba,d a severe ceraion on his head and bad burns on his feet. He was on the critical list at Deaconess Hospital vhe first admitted, but has siace been reported in good con clitin. He is expected to recove,r, but it will be about two monts be- fore he is able to w0vk, Tr- e.,ki said. SPACE Commiflee Set For Adion Cheney School District SPACE committee members ill begin work in ernest nv that the district's bond and levy electien ha's pssed, Chair- man Carl Rudolf said today. Rudolf said a series of meet- 'inss and other activities are being planned to promote pas- ,suge of Referendum No. 12, which will be on the November ballot. IAnd New Parents Teachers from both the Campus and Betz Elementary schools ,and parents vlm are attending their first PTA meet- ing will be 'h,on,or guests at the Elementary PTA meetirtg Mon- day, Sept. 21, at 8 p. m. in th Betz school auditorium. A band demons'ation will be giv.en, by eigh grade mem- bers of ttte Betz sctmol bard trader the direction of Harold W. Harvey. Committee appaintmerts were, made by the presidelt, W. L. Powers, as follws: pro- grrn, Roy. George W. Niche)Is,- chairman; Sn Pierce rand Perrin Smith; Imspltality, Mrs. J. Cahatburn, chr. and Mrs. J. E. Fletcher. Legisl, ative, S,tephen S. Spa- cek, chr., and LePy Isher- wx)od; safety, Ray Steiner, chr. and Bert Conrath; Health, Mrs. SCan Hendricks, dr. and Mrs. Richard Camp; hudget, Mrs. Elmo Bartlet, ohr., Mrs. Ray Krebsbach and Mrs. Melv',n L. Bedient. ,Refreshments, Mrs. Lee Ableman, hr., Mrs. Harry Mosman and Mrs. Don Hehn attd publicity and pbic rela- ti, ons, Mrs. G. T, Frost, vhr. Mrs. Bert Conrath artd M. Jans Goodwin. ON WSU LIST Adrien P, J, aylor, Jr., of Che- ney and Gwer-M. Jac .ksan eli Medical l,ake are included on the most recent admisgions list released this week by the, re "gistrar's office at Washing- ton State University. ony other precincts outside Cheney to spport the bond and levy b the required 60 per cet. Four Lakes dl a mas- sive flipflop compared with 1962, at Wttieh time lur Lakes voters gave the ,bond and levy measures only a 35 per eemt and 27 per cent a. This time it was {}1.9 per cent and 58.06 per cent applxa,1. Ri'ggs said ground witl be b rookenen for the new school early 'in the spring of 1966. Contracts will be let dring the winter of 1966. The new school will be completed by July 1, 1967, and will be ready or occupancy the Fall of 1967. The school Will be located on Fisher Fietd, north of the Betz Elemcn  .Carry School in Ohe- ney. Funds from the measures also  be used to remodel the present high school into a junior high and to purchase - some furniture and equipment. The high school, which will house 574 students, will be in three builiirgs, connected by covered watkways. The meas, ures approved will provide $569,5S4 of an estianated $949,763 necessary for con- struction and remodeling of the schools. Long, Hard Battle Most Cheney district sp- ),orters of the measures school were visibly pleased over the prospect of a new school, after several years of stru,ggae, dur- ing which time two shriller elections were defeated. Most of the supporters were vocal in thei,r praise of Riggs, who started his work here only .last July, saying he did a "tremevi- dous job of selling the school," in the brief time he 'has :been on the job. Others said a shiny of unity by aH members of the schz)ol board, also lacking in other years, convibuted sub- stantia,lly to the final victory. Above aU, however, it marked the end of several years of conflict within the dis- trict, often between urban and rural factions, during wch time ,a concentrated effort was made by all groups and indi- vidua to mke sure the elec- tion was not defeated again. Harmony Pays Off The planning, the work and the hrmony paid handsome dividextds, at last. And nv the ",district will ,have a new high school. Precincts results, showing "yes" votes and "no" votes oa the bond a'n levy, and the per centage of approval f each measure, in that order, was as f: Airway Heights--33 "yes," 35 "no," 48.5; 32 "yes," 36 "no," 47. Amber--8 "yes," 10 "no," 44.4; 7 "yes," 11 'no," 38.8. Oheney No. 1--146 "yes," 29 "rm," 83.4; 137 "yes," 30, "no," 82. Cheney No. 2,--90 "yes," 33 "no" 73.2; 87 "yes," 3 "no," 70.7. Che,ney No. 4--223 "yes," 42 "no," 64.1:215 "yes," 43, "no," 83.3. East Marslall---4 "yes," 5 "no," 44.4; 4 "yes," 5 "no," 44.4. Espaola6 "yes," 1 "no," 85.7; 6 "yes," 1 "no," $5.7. Four Lakes--78 "yes," 48 "no," 61.9; 72 "yes," 52 "no," 56.06. Oavden Springs--109 "yes," 132 'no," 45.2; 107 "yes," 130 "no," 45.1. Maritally70 "yes," 81 "no," 46.3; 66 '.'yes," 85 "no," 43.7. Pioneer--10 "yes," 47 "no," 17.5; 1 "yes," 56 "n%" 1.75. Rimroek--13 "yea," 8 "no," 61.9; 16 "yes," 8 "no," 66.6. 89 "no," 52.7; 95 yes, 91 "no," 51.9. Spencc--37 "yes," 17 "no," 68.5; 35 "yes," 19 "no," 64.5. Totals- 1,085 "yes" 602 "no," 64.ff; 1,032 "yes," 630 "no," 62.09.