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Page 4 Cheney Free Press [] [] Thursday, November 18, 1982 ,Education Week promoted Cheney and Medical Lake school districts will be celebrating American Education Week, Nov. 15-19. The Cheney Free Press especially would like to draw its readers' attention to the special Cheney School District Supplement with this issue. The stories and photos in the special supplement were written and organized by the teachers and school district staff. In particular, Assistant Instructional Media Coordinator Delitha Carpenter-Speer and Rande Lindner, who is the library aide at the IMC, are to be thanked for their respective roles in organizing the material and in taking photos. Their work made the work of the Free Press staff much easier. The fact that the Cheney teachers and staff are proud of their schools and their school programs ought to tell parents something about the education their children are receiving. In spite of new restrictions because of the repressed economy, Cheney schools still are able to provide quality education, while also insuring other basic services, such as hearing and vision screening, transportation, meals, counseling and many other services. Cheney schools are the backbone of our community, and we join them in promoting the American Education Week slogan: "A strong nation needs strong schools." We especially refer our readers to the essays written on this theme by students and staff on pages eight and nine of the supplement. Olympia Report by Adelle Ferguson Anyhme there ]s an auto crash anywhere in the state in which some teenager loses his or her life, a pilgrimage is triggered. For days after the accident, you can hardly drive by the place where it occured without seeing a couple of youngsters standing there looking at it. The other place they go is wherever the wrecked car has been towed. They hardly ever go alone. They go in couples or groups and they walk around the wreckage and they murmur over shattered windshields and mangled engines. Then they go and tell their friends who haven't made the pilgrimage yet. They know all the intimate details about the injuries suffered by the victim or victims, and they play the IF game. IF it hadn't been raining... IF another road had been taken... IF it had been earlier or later, and IF that might have happened to change the fate of their friends who will remain forever young for them now. And maybe some of the real essence of what has happened sinks in. Maybe, for a little while, they realize that the glamour of speeding along the highway, in an automobile they can hardly wait to get their hands on when they areal6, disappears when the car is a pile of junk. That there is no glamour in dying in a ditch. That an automobile can be as dan- gerous and as deadly as a rifle in inexperienced or careless hands. That highways in this fast-paced world have become arenas in which the L0000ts !00nk you ()n I)ehalf of the Cheney Parks and ;Recreation Department, we would like to thank all the people and firms that helped with this year's Haunted House. ,Without your involvement, the special event would never have been as suc- cessful as it was. The 491 participants this year was a higher total than ever recorded before. From comments that we have heard, your efforts resulted in a fantastic success. t)ur special thanks are extended to the members of the Cheney Volunteer Firefighters, who constructed and staffed the Haunted House. Also, with- out the businesses who helped with donations and advertising, the scary event could not have been successful. A free press: Your key to freedom. These firms are: Book & Brush, Ben Franklin, Excell Foods, Jarm's Hard- ware, Circle K, Owl Pharmacy, Lincoln Mutual Savings Bank, Dorner's Pizza, Cheney Cable TV, and the Cheney Free Press, plus the organizations that allowed advertising in their establish- ments. Thanks also to the various city staff members and to the Eastern Washington .Drama Department, who helped contribute to the Haunted House. Everyone's help was greatly appreciated. Without this help and support, the children of Cheney could not have experienced this event. Thank you, Robert A. iludson, Director Cheney Parks and Rec. Dept. Dona McClelland, Secretary-Rec. Leader Heartfelt thanks Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all the peopl e who were involved in making the Benefit Spaghetti Feed such a success -- to those who planned it, those who worked at it and to all of you who attended it. Thank you to all the organizations that supported it and a special thanks to Nancy Henry and Gale Marrs for all their work. Thanks also to the Salnave Supporters and Paula Perey for putting on the bake sale. God bless all of you! Bob Wickenhagen family bazaar To all those who helped us make our United Church of Christ annual fall bazaar a success, we'd like to say thank you. Thanks to all the many Cheney merchants who displayed our signs, especially Lincoln Bank, Eddy's Boot and Tack, and Jiffy Cleaners. Thanks to the Cheney Free Press for good cover- age and advertisements. And thanks to the many Cheney friends who came, and bought, and served. Susan Oswald Sharon Batty UCC Bazaar Chairs Back 50 years ago Nov. 18, 1932 Rumors that some 2,000 unemployed were to march through Cheney on their way to Washington, D.C. brought ex- citement to a high pitch Monday. An advance guard of the "army" arrived Monday morning in a passenger car and distributed a Communist news- paper around town. When the big Communist "army" arrived that afternoon, it proved to be Dn||D||||in mDi|DIliBH|H|DHH|e| |||BI|IUg||l|nI| ,' Cheney Centennial Form I i I ......... i wish to be contacted by the Cheney Free Press as I have information and/or photos related to Cheney's o" I my family's history that may be of interest to others, I I I Name I I I Address ...... Phone i Please contact me (best time) I I Mail immediately to: Centennial, Cheney Free Press, P.O. Box 218, Cheney, Wash. 99004. ! |eDHiI|||g|I|BI||im|i|UU||U|Hgi|Dn| |IH||U|BI|n combatants too frequently are ill- matched. That driving a car is a privilege and a responsbility and a risk, and that until each of them realizes it, there will always be pilgrimages to teen-age death car wrecks. That the names of the future victims are being written now in quivering speedometer needles, faulty headlights and "one more beer for the road." That life, which is so good when you're young, can be snuffed out so fast, and that all the ifs in the world won't bring it back. The community of Bellevue knows this all two well, with the tragic deaths of four young people there, in an accident in which beer was involved. Locating and punishing the sellers of the beer to the teen-agers won't solve the problem. Youths who want beer will ahvays be able to obtain it, often through sympathetic friends who are on the selling end, though barely of the age of majority themselves. But that recent quadruple waste of life is certainly one more reason why the state should not relinquish the sale of more potent alcoholic beverages to grocery stores, where that too would be more accessible to youth. I don't know the answer to the increase in teen-age drinking-driving accidents, unless it is to make both illegal for minors -- raise the age for driver's licenses to 21. That's probably the most unpopular suggestion any-teen ager would count- enance, but it would save a lot of space in the graveyards. nothing more than a single truck with about six adults and a few children riding. An attempt at speech making was made, but there were no other demonstrations. The past week has seen two more cases added to the growing list of unsolved burglaries in Cheney. Last Thursday night, Ratcliffe's garage was entered, and Sunday night E.R. Kelly's place was broken into. The loot was small at Ratcliffe's but the cash regis- ter and door were damaged. At Kelly's the loss was considerable. The prowlers gained entrance at Ratcliffe's by breaking through a rear  window, stepping to the roof of a closed car and then down into the rear of the garage. The door to the office was broken and the cash register removed to the back shop and seriously damaged. About $2 in silver was taken. Kelly's place was entered through the alley door. Between 12,000 and 15,000 cigarets were taken, also some pocket knives, a vending machine, cigaret lighters and $10 in silver. Total loss is estimated around $300 and was not covered by insurance. / i iili ? C > _ -- ...... v. ,? Remembering By Tom Thrun Members of Cheney American Legion Auxiliary assembled Thursday afternoon at the Cheney City Park to pay tribute to those who end all wars." The first Armistice Day was declared on WWI ended. In 1954, the day was declared It was a cool, but bright, afternoon at the Wally Beard, pictured above at right with a assembled in a chorus of "God Bless followed by "The National Anthem". Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove was the first s "Anyone who spent time in the military, wh more out of it than he put into it, didn't serw mayor, calling upon those present to note the by those who elect to serve our country. Col. George Massey, representing Eastern University's ROTC Department, said he felt represent the military and the most-free and world and to pay tribute to those who have sacrifice." Speaking as a woman veteran was Helen Corbit spoke on behalf of the Auxiliary. Legiol Commander Sam White conducted much of program, calling upon Rev. Duane Thomas of tl' of God Church for prayer. Carrying the American Flag-was Jim also was among the flagbearers. Members of included Jess Villars, Lillard Corbit, Bob Powell. At left, Scott Lambright plays taps. Pictured are Commander White, Col. Massey and Hele0 Veterans Day 1982 also marked the death of President Leonid Brezhnev, who died at age heart attack. Nationwide, Americans are hope1 negotiations for arms control and reduction Wi Union. ' i IL : iii ii /: .;,, : Pv' ,lieation Policy The volume of news the Free Press receives each week for publication makes necessary an organized schedule for receiving and printing stories and photo- graphs. 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