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Page 2 C'aeney Free Preu Friday, October 9, 1964 .irA-, CHENEY FREE PRESS ESTABLISHED 1896 PUBLISHED AT 412 FIRST ST., CHENEY, WASH. Entered at the Post Office at Cheney, Washington, as Second Class Matter under the Act of March 5, 1897. Issued every NATIONAL EDITORIAL Friday morning at Cheney, Washington. [ [A SC,TI.N Spokane County Subscriptions ................................ $4.50 per year  -l,' "J " -EIIMILiAM3B All Other Subscriptions ........................................ iS.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER JACK PIERCE .................................... EDITOR J IN "[HE BOX Cogreemxtan Walt Horan has been given a perfoct 17-0 "economy vote" by National Associated Bu$inesmnen, Inc., for his votes during the 88th Congress. Horan was judged on 20 itemsof legishtion, either wth a vote for "economy" or "spending." He didn't vote on three issues. The NAB was organized to wrk toward getting the Federal Governmert out of com- petition with taxpaying businesses. Useless information department: In 19S5, the federal government owned just under 408 million acres of land in this country-- 21.4 per cent of the total acreage. Last year it owned almost 770 million acres---or 33.9 per cent of all the [and. Next week is Newspaper Week, an occas- ion Which may or ma2 not set many hearts thumping with ecstasy. Gov. Albert D. Rosel- i, bless his soul, ,has some good flfirgs to say about the "weakly" newspapers (as some call them). The governor says "We in Amer- ica can be thankful tlmt the unen .cling stream of news that pours forth from 10 thousand daily and weekly (that's the way R's really spelled) newspapers throughout our land is based on truth and fact." That was real nice of you, governor, real nice. The Department of Agriculture has re- ported that Americans smoked 16 billion few- er cigarettes during the first half of this year than in the comparable period of 1963. That was a 6.5 per cent decline. Cigar sol'as, on the other hand, increased about 12 per cent. Cigarettes may give you lung cancer, but personally cigars give me a headache. Not only that, they really stink. It 19eked ;'Pe old mes last Saturday ,night at Woodward Field at the EWSC-WWSC game as ,some 3,300 fans turned out. Then the Sav- ages had to goof the whole thing up by los- rag. We stil'l think Dave Holmes' boys can come up with a 6-3 record for the season. Automation is a wonderful thug. One fel- ler wlm attends EWSC said that since the college has installed IBM machines and set up a pre-registration system for the erAire, year, his registration time has gone tp from one to three hours. This is a marvelous study in pmed efficiency. Why seniors have to stand in line for an hour to tell someone they are NOT going to take ROTC or physical education escapes me. Don't forget Dan Evans and his campaign special today at the Cheney Republican Headquarters. This will be Evans" first stop in Cheney, aside from an apearance at East- ern Washington State College several months ago. It seems odd that more politicians don't stop in Cheney (aside from EWSC). It stands to reason that not many votes are going to be obtained from the college students, and most of the faculty has committed its vote anyway. Maybe Rotary, Lions or the Chamber of Commerce could arrange for e visit by one of the national legislators now that Congress has adjourned. Other towns have them . . . why not here? When the one great scorer comes to write your .name, he will write not vhether you von or lost but how you played the game, a,s the saying goes. It's no secret Jim Hatch's B[ackhawks are struggling through a long season, winless after four games with the prospect for the rest of the season not so good, schedulewise. There'll be a brighter day, Jim, and fans who really like prep football know that sun- shine will follow the rain. As they used to say in Brookyn, "wait 'til next year." 00011t 40 Years Ago 1924 A good turnout is desired at the openig fiootball ame of the season to be played here Saturday with Daverpovt high school. Coach Tom Smith gave the following line,up: Coo, right half; Womach, left half; Huse, fullback; Graham, quar- terback; Burke, left end; Wil- son, left tackle; Hartley or White, left guard; Brown, cen- ter; Sankey or Hathaway, .right guard; Sager or Canley, right tackle, and Easton or Reuter, right end. Mr. and Mrs. George McKay will celebrate their 58t, h wed- dirg anniversary Tuesday. Mss Selner gave a danin, g party at the F. E. Sol- nor home last Saturday eve- ning. Guests were Misses Tiny I,eMoff, Adelaide Ericksan, Winifred Rolfe, Eleanor Will- iams arm Nan, a Siner and Warren SelV, er, Freddie Rou- ter, Virgil McGee, Noel Guer- tin, No, an Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ge'llerman. 30 Years #.go 1934 Golden wedding day and old settkn, s day will hon" old fotks liv'mg in Cheey at two functions next week. All cop- lee in this district wlm ,have been married 50 years or mare are invited to .attend the year- ly Craklon Wedding Sunday Oct. 14. On Monday, Oct. 15, al.1 those Who ,have resided in tb'.ts cmmunity 20 yeers or more are irwited o Old Sett- ler's day hlncheon to be ,hed in the Methodist ChurCh base- mont. This an, nual event is sponsored by the Civic section of the Tilicum club. The Gratge supply comlmny is tholdirg a 'Shouse-wrming" at their newly completed coM storage p'ant just souh of Cheney. The A choir at the Normal sclool will make its first public appearance Oct. 16 at the muzic section of the W. E. A. in Spokane. W.W. Pierson's Cbeney high school stock judging team tied for second place wth Wa1a Wal'la. Taking part in the judging were Glen Shop- aTd, Jim El.lgswarth and Bob Hair, the regul,,ar team, and al- ternates Rttssell Smith, Leo Pierson, Bill Christoph, Ken- rmth Allen and Homer Hale. 20 Years Ago 1944 Death came early Th, ursdy morning to Emil Tbler, 74, gardener at Eastern Washing- ton CoUege of Education and Cheney resident about 23 years. He was born in Trogen, Switzorl,and, Dec. 31, 1869. He is survived by s widow, Jo- hanrm, at the home; a brother in Switzerland and several nieces and nephews. C. W. Alexander of Hayfrd v:iH offer dairy catMe, horses and farming equipment at an auction sale Tuesday. Stafley Spear will be the uetoneer. Top price for a caw at the H. J. Westerman sale last week was $137.50, auctioneer Stanley Spear said. The herd broaght an average of $81 apiece. Miss Dorothy Jean Spear, daughter of Mr: and ,Mrs. H. Stanley Spear, and Lt. Blair Fvar.eis Kline of Harris,btmg, Pa., were united in mart,ge in the Chapei of the Sunset at Spokane Army Air field Fri- day evening. 10 Years Ago 1954 Six small street letter tmxes and one large collection box have been ordered for the Cheney .mail delivery system. The second United Crusade drive in Oheney started l'ast Friday wih Mrs. Francis J. SCbdegg as chairman. Amber grange sponsored the 4-H alr at its annual Booster ; night. Miss Ruth Scggs and Rich- avd Shopard were married at the home of Rev. Artlmr Matzke in Spokane Oct. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Crl Rosez- weig observed their golden weldm, g amfiversay October 10 with a reception t the Em- manuel Lutheran church. Mrs. (',larissa Mickey of Chancy arm Clyde E. Stewart of Sehnectady, N. Y., were married Sept. 26 at the Luther Memorial Church, Madison, Wis. Washington Bar Association RENTAL NOTICE If you are a tenant and want to move out, how much notice must you give the landlord, land what kind of a notice must 13x>u give him? If you have a lease the pro- visions o the lease will gov- ern. If you have no lease, the Iaw spells out the requiremertts for the notice you must give to terminate your rental agree- ment. If you .are paying rent on a monthly basis, you must give 30-days' notice in writing of your intention to move out. This written notice must be served on the landlord 30 days before the end of the rent- paying period. For example, if you pay your rent on the first of each month, your notice This, of course, is the silly season, when political charges and counter-charges rend the autumnal air. It is perhaps difficult for many people to know who's on first with all the ballyhoo with cliches, slogans, and other loud assertions. And the advent of the electrorde media has made the situation even more per- plexing, inas- much as even the most absurd slogan, re- peated often enough over the air, some- how takes on c.w. Harder an aura of credibility. It is possible if the found- ing fathers had visualized the advent of radio and TV they would have made Presiden- tial and Congressional elec- tions come in different years. Actually, from the standpoint of business welfare, economic futures, et al, the most impor- tant decisions people must make this November are the elections to Congress. Yet due to elcctioneering vt electronics, certain pat things are sold. One side attempts to say the other party is com- posed of extreme ultra-liberals. The other side labors to impute everybody in the opposing party is reactionary to the core. This, of course, is not true. For example, one party is attacked for extremism. Yet, there is perhaps no more of a dyed-hi-the-wool Democrat than Rep. 3ohn Dowdy of Tex- M. But it i interesting what he National Federation of Independent Business Conservation News By Richard H. Jessen SCS Technician If water moves too fas;t, it recently had to say about "ex- tremism." He recently said "when at a loss for words to describe a man one does not like, politi- cal concepts with which one disagrees, of the fellow who borrows books and never re- turns them, it has become a popular pastime to hurl the charge "extremist." He went on to say "Thert seems to be no agreement or. a definition for "extremism." It would appear to me thx such a thing as a $325 billim Federal debt is extremism; would alse appear that the U.' Supreme Court saying how sex eral states shall elect their le islatures is extremism." Rer Dowdy also went on to say "Figuring prominently in re- cent 'extremists' actions haw been the riots and demonstra ting mobs in New York, Brook lyn, Harlem, Manhattan, Roch ester and rvlassachussetts. Thc only thing constructive that could come out of that violence is that the leftist liberals will finally recognize that the com- munists are instigating and in- citing some elements among the people to do these things. In fact, Rep. Dowdy, al- though as already stated, ls a member of the party that hurls charges of "extremism" was himself labelled an extremist due to a bill he sought to get passed. bill was one wldch would deny to homosexuals a license to seek charitable contributions to promote ad lOtect -xual perversion in AmeHe So per- holm it can now be  anyone who considers homosex- uality indecent, immoral and repulsive can be branded an "etremisL" Wi'll cut deep ditches into the Tyler News By Wanda Stengle SHEAS HONORED AT BOOSTER NIGHT Mr. and Mrs. Ira Shea were honored guests and speakers fr a Booster Night program at Petit Valley grange. Mr. and Mrs. Shea helped organize the grange in Columbi Coun- ty 30 years ago. NEWS IN BRIEF Attending the conservation farmer banquet in Cheney Sat- urd, ay night weee Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bro:4,n, Mr. and Mrs. El- met Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Arley Hyer. John Ham enjoyed a Masonic dinner in Spokane Saturday night at the downtown Masonic Temple. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ableman drove to Clarkston with the Lee Ablemans of Cheney to visit Mrs. Myrtle Ablema`n's sisters, Mrs. Charles Prentice and Mrs. Zeln, a Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wilhelm. Te men enjoyed Sunday afternoon fishing for steelhead in the i Cheney Rod Weeder ++ 00atured In Article Editor's note: Old timers in this area will remember i Henry K. Wolfe and the "Che- hey Rod Weeder." This news feature about Wolfe and his l invention is reprinted here courtesy of The Western Pro- ducer because of its local in- terest. The article appeared in the Sept. 3, 1964 edition of The Western Producer. With the ever-increasing size of the average Prairie fa,m comes the demand for hrger md more modern types of farm mactnery to work these  vast acreages. Although tandem .hitches and machines of mammoth size have taken over the farm scene from their relatively an- cient forerunners, there are probably few modern farmers who ever stop to think of h,ere these maclfines originat- ed or who designed the first simple prototypes. However, one Saskatchewan pioneer has not ost all contact with the pa. Helmer H. Ha*n- son of La]ord, Sask., about 30 nl, es east of Regina, has al- ways been interested in farm machinery and he has taken the time .and effort to investi- gate the background history of a now common farm mple- mere--the rod weeder. Mr. Hanson has spent con- siderable time 'and research into the histx)ry of .ths mac ,hine and he has managed to trace the inventor of the ftrst such machine old in western Can- ada. Hre is Mr. Hsn's story of his search and also part of the story surrounding the invention .of the rod weed- er as told to him by the man who invented it. "I have always beon inter- ested in old fan mahes,-- who invented them, who built the first one, who patented the first model, when and where, and who is entitled to the credit for the invention. U+ ual'ky when .an implement com- pany designs  new type of farm mac hi+n,e, fabricates a+d sel,s it, they also ctalm to have pioneered the machine. I knew the rod weeder was n,ot neered by any major machine company. "Realizing that the rod weeder is completely different from any other machine used on the Prairies, I began won- dering how the inventor got his first inspiration arm what he was doing when he go his first 'break through.' "The first machine to be sold in Regin'a was d,esJgned with a wooden frame upon wMch the words 'Cheney Rod Weeder, Cbeney, Washi'ngton' were stencilled. The frames o,f the first machines rotted wth the years and so rotted the nmme, Cheney." Without much idea of where soil. If water moves too slowly, :Clearwater river. penetrate the ,ground readily  it was turnLng wards. CHENEY WEEDER GalleY "The o,rinal machine, i patented, had two wheels, one at each end frame. These wheels through, or live axle, drove a second hort close behind he axle Through an gears and pinens, tkis ed the reverse directive ed to drive the rod. The shaft carried a sprocket ed on the weeder rod The .first machine was of foot size. "One mtst remember this machine was drav horses. It had a sea driver, had a tongue m every .ay a machine. In 1910, here weren't any small "The sh,oes that tbe wood boxes that the rod were drawn b bars pivoted at much like the oki shoe which was the immediate runner of hhe sin#e doubM disc machines. I to drive straight h, orses drawing a sh drll in the mid-1895- ind." Mr. Hanson amazement t what Wolfe brothers did, "had what it takes" they had the rare something that did let. "They had constructed tirely new und unusual machine," Mr. Hanson He goes on to say, as the Wolfe ,brothers the patent for their they took i into the Cheney to put it on group of ir, terested farmers and bus.inessme came interested in it stock company was began building the Fo,ilowing the incor the company, Henry to town t,o take over manager for the new "He held this job fo'. 20 years and, for a years, stockholders in party drew .annual Grover C. Wolf. e share in the company after it was years after Henry company he sold 'his a few years later, the sold out. There is no company in Chee Mr. Hanson did not the company was soM he points o that Mr. felt the company was successful business. Wolfe said. "We all from it but, of course, were always ups ad be dealt with. But, they alvcays seemed to start his hunt for incrime- out." must be given 30 days before i the last day of the month that known per cent of grade, on Weekend visitor at the home combinedbrother, GroverfrCesc. wthWoHe, bisto you intend to be your firml month on the property. Note that the notice must he served personally on the land,ord in writing. Notice Important If you pay your re the first of each month, you do ot com- ply with the law by iving lmtice on the 15th, of one month that you intend to move out on the 15th of the next month. That may be b'-day's notice, but it is rmt 30 days before the end of the rent paT- ing period, Which ls the last day of the ,month. Written no- tice ven bn the first of Aug- ust that you intend to move as of the hst day of August would be valid. However, the same notice given on the fixer day of February that you iaend to move the last day of Feb- ruary would not be valid since i this would be less than 30 days. In .the ease of February, notice  would 5ave to be given during the ,last week of January. When .your refit s paFahle at periods of less than one month, such notice will be suf- ficient if it is equal to at least the interva between the times of payment. For eample, if you pay rent on a weekly basis, seven days' notice wi, be suf- ficient to satisfy the law. (This column is written to in,form, not advise. Facts may change the application of the law.) it tends to silt up and change , Mrs. Po.!ly Ablemn sister, tion about the Chene7 rod it,q Pftll.r. 'ehe nrouer design lars. ,mlty tgaom, lxalispell, ,,,or  .,,. t- r - o" waterwa " for safe Mortt ha moved back to Che ................... to a  u y 2 " , ....... , StUD 1,n the u'arK an,a wrote a al rs necessa hey mr ann lvir tLrle AOle , water disps' " ry. " :. , . " ,- :' "lletter to tbe Chertey, Wash., the need man VtSltecl ner several tmes To determine .... edi,,. , : , " [ Chamber of Commerce Lad depth and width of a waterway !n[s pas weeK. .... I Luck smiled on him and the to be constructed, .the per cent!, mr. and ..lrs. l)on. `nea at-.[ chamber forwarded his 1,eter the ,number f enefl ne v lrst B,aptst cnurcn , of grade and   o I.  , .... ,, leo Henry K. W,ol.fe, the invent- the w r in pOKa e tas Prlclay eve acres involved in . ate - I . _ " !,+ .' 2. :, " "1 or of the machine who is pres- shed runoff is imporvant. Soil I nmg. , tnrlsu,an nn was ] ently living in Spolcane, Wash. Conservation Service e,ngin- i ShOWn. . .. / As Mr t4,,on nnt it "l w ked out charts [ vir an mrs Ira Shea spent ....... " ......... eers have wor ' .. "' .. . . l in luck the inven*or was still " zon to s uncay attern, oon ann e*en,ng , for this rainfall e ,  [ . ...... "_  _. . [ hying and so was I but, as year cubic feet r wun me Amos Battows oI the amotmt in " pe I,, .... [models, we were both much second (cfs) far any numbeTIromeroY ._ ....... [older than the machine model watershed T vtr ano mrs :a Be,z ann ,, of acres-in the L " :he[ ...2. . .. : .' .. [I was inouiring about L 1 ] "   f +,.ter or efs cant ctmoren wmteo net morner,! +a,+ ;2r, , +, ,,++ ++.+ ;. e r r Mrs Ea Baker, Clayton,, last   be matched with th pope  ...... /spi tion ,,or the rod weeder, speed, or velocity, under the unay. anotheT chart, to give the depth and width of the water- way needed. Should Be Wide Water runs fast when the grade is steep. The bottom of the waterway .should be wide to slow the ater down to a safe speed. If the grade is flat the water is slow and sluggish, so the waterway shouM 'have a n.arax)wer bottom to lmiM up the speed to handle the .10ad safely. Keey, Bady and myse have recently designed and a,id ,out three w++terways for Pete Montague-Matin Grein of Cheney, Floyd Smpson of (Tneney and Harvey Neal'ly of Plaza. These waterways, total- inLg over 11,000 ,lineal feet, are now undeI construction and look very good. There is a cost-share pay- merit tkrottgh AOP for sod aeIays. The yayment is 50 per cent of the cost not to exceed 15 cents per linea'l foot. i Sign up should be made prior of Mr. and Mrs. Donald I)avis was Roger Coates of Rea.rda. Mrs. Ira Jackson spent last week in Spokane visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy /b- bott, and her son, Gone Jack- son. btdld ,and perfect the frst re- volving rod weeder. Once Mr. Hanson's lette had been forwarded to Mr. WoVe, correspondence travel- led between the two pioneers. Here is part of these letters: "One of my brothers and I invented the first rod weed- er and patented Lit. The orig- inal patent was issued January 10, 1911. Once ,the patent was received, it was turned over to the Cheney Weeder Cmnpay. The patent number for the machine ws 981,512. Applica- tion for the ptert was made June 22, 1910 and the original machine was called the weeder and cultivator. However, the machine was +mgst commoMy known as the red weeder." Nir. Wolfe, wlmse brother passed away a few years ago, was a,ble to contact the United States patent office in Wash- in,on, D. C., and he later se,nt a ph'otostatic copy of the orig- Lnlal patent agreement to Mr. ttanson. "Both Wolfe brothers were farmers when they decided to invent a cod weeder. I,t was in the fatl of 1909 when Henry K., while working his summer- fallow, got the fmst in.sp',tration for building ,a rod weeder. Ap- pa'rently the machine worked very well where there was lit- t}e trash cover on ,the fields. Th.e reason for having the rod revolving backwards was to clear trash and weeds from n front of it. The Wolfe brothers also found that the rod would PERSONAL MENTIONS Visitor ot the home of M. Lloyd Ableman Saturday morning was her nephew, Ray Prentice, Mose Lake. He was en route to Spokane. Sue Ham was home Wednes- day and Thm'sday of hst week with the flu. Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. John Hamm, Sue andKay called on Mr. and Mrs. i Plotts and sons at EdwaH. Callers at the home of Mr. ad Mrs. Gilbert Peterson Sun- day afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Wil.liam Ku,hn of Epan- ola, with heir new son, Joseph. ! Mrs. GiIbert Peterson's mother, Mrs. Fred McDowel'l, Spokane, will be vitig at her home this week. You can find it in the classifieds. to con'struction. The Soil Con- Charles Davis and Bomb Sten. servaten Service wili degni gIe, members of the Cheney and ay-out the w,atr,ay after [ Itigh hand, played at band day your application: is made and[at W. S. U. recently. approved by he ASC county [ John, with the mere- committee 301 Hutton Bldg., [bers ,of the eighth grade hand Spokane. ' [t Betz Elementary, played for -- [the last PTA meeting. Adjust To Altitude I ...... If your hunting :area is at a higher altitude than you're[ See Your Doctor used to, go a few days early[ When you plan a hunting and give yoursel .time to ad-[trip, take as good care of your "ust before you start active ]heart as you do of your gun. hunting. "See your "doctor first. Mr. Hanson a]!l rod weeders the basic backw,ard rod although rubber wheels, roller and roller chains all machines that much "However, the day are back to the drive designed and Henry K. ,and Grover of Cheney, Wash., just years ago," he points SEVEN OTHE00 DANGER SIGNALS Unusual bleeding or discharge A lump or thickening !"e the breast or elseWZW' A sore that does not h@' Change in bowel or bladder hahRs Hoarseness er coul Indigestion or difficnltY in swallowing 7 Change in a wart er I 1 See your doctor immediately if any of Cancer's Seven Danger Signals lasts mere than two weeks. See your doctor every yell" for a health checkup. AMERICAN CANCER