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Page 2 Cheney Free Press Thursday, December 9, 1982 II Betz Elementary School to host book fair next By Tom Thrun Toys may be important to child- ren at Christmas time, but parents should remember that books may last longer and be treasured more by their children, especially if parents and children enjoy the books together. In an effort to not only supply the Betz Elementary School Library with more new books, but also to help get children's books into the home arid into the hands of young and eager readers, Betz School will host a Book Fair this coming week. The fair, sponsored in part by the Children's Book Corner store of Spokane, will be held as follows: Dec. 14-9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dec. 15--9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ; and Dec. 16--9 a.m. to noon. Children's Book Corner owners Susan Durrie and Judy Hamel, both of Cheney, note a percentage of the total book sales will be given to the Betz Library so that Librar- ian Alma Hornfelt may purchase new books. Hornfelt, who has been the li- brarian at Betz Elementary since 1968, noted that over $100 was raised last year at a similar function, allowing the library to buy a collection of new Beatrix Potter books. This year, with li- brary budget cuts, she said the sale will be especially helpful in provid- ing new reading material. Durrie and Hamel, who have operated their store for over nine years, said they are doubling the school's share of the profits this year. The two also coordinate book fairs at other local schools. Children's books have come a long way in the last decade. "There wasn't much available in the way of paperbacks," recalled Hamel. "That's one of the biggest things that has happened." Durrie noted that many of the new books now provide good trans- lations of old tales, with brilliant illustrations. Hamel added that "wading through the lists of books and reviews" has become a major task in and of itself. "One of the recent trends has been toward realism in children's literature," said Durrie, noting a move away from the Disney-era animation. "I think writers are handling realism better." Hamel noted that children are surprising in the selection of read- ing material. "You'd be impressed with what they read and with their discrimination," she said. Both Hamel and Hornfelt agreed that it is important for an adult to introduce a book or books to a child and to perhaps read to him or her. "Children aren't going to find them (books) on their own," said Hamel. Durrie noted that parents who invest in good books for one child often will find the book being handed down over and over to other brothers and sisters. "The classics always are of interest because of their stories and language," said Durrie, add- ing that it is often helpful if parents read these books to their children since they may be somewhat more difficult than other materials. Durrie noted that parents can start reading to infants and that subject matter isn't necessarily important. "They (children) love the rythm, and they love to hear your voice," she said. Books Planning for the upcoming Book Fair at Betz Elementary School, from left, are Susan Durrie, Betz PTO President Carol Hartman, Betz Librarian Alma Hornfelt and Judy Hamel. Durrie and Hamel own and operate the Children's Book Corner, located in the Downtown Spokane Skywalk. Both are Cheney residents. Among some of the books that will be featured at the Book Fair will be a series of adventure books that allow children to select their own endings. Thus, children can High number to retire from EWU More than 40 Eastern Washington University faculty, staff and admini- strators will be retiring this spring. EWU Retirement and Insurance Ad- ministrator Carolyn Olafson said the number of retirees is higher than normal. Many retirees are taking ad- vantage of recent legislation which allows them to retire early without penalty, she added. Under some retirement plans, a person cannot retire early, before age 62, at all, Olafson said. This one-time legislation expires the end of this month. Among those faculty retiring are Emerson C. Shuck, former EWU presi- dent who served from 1967 to 1976. George W. Lotzenhiser, dean of School of Fine Arts, Fred S. Johns, vice president of business and finance, also are retiring. Other retirees include Patricia J. Coontz, coordinator of women's studies, Howard E. Hopf, former chairman of Radio-TV, Patrick F. McManus, EWU journalism professor and Outdoor Life Magazine humor editor, and M. Patrick Whitehill, former EWU basketball and track star who has been teaching in physical education since 1957. The university last week honored the retirees at a reception and dinner. SCHOOL LUNCH MENU sponsored by BEN FRANKLIN Cheney Plaza, Cheney, WA HOURS: Mon..Fri ............ 9 a.m.. 9 p.m. Saturday .......... 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Sunday ........... 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. For everyone in the family. quality and values. Cheney, Dec. 9-15 Thursday--Hamburger, lettuce, pickle, tomato, relish, tater rounds, fruit cup. Friday-Fish wedge, lemon juice, Au- Gratin potatoes, mixed vegetable, pear=a-disc coffeecake. Monday-Corn dog, mustard sauce, baked macaroni and cheese, crisp carrot sticks, freckled face salad, cherry crisp. Tuesday-Beanie Weinie, tossed salad, chuckwagon bread, peaches-pineapple. Wednesdav-RoasL turkey in gravy. whipped potatoes, savory peas, parker- house rolls, pumpkin custard, whipped topping. Medical Lake, Dec 9-15 Thursday-Hearty vegetable soup and crackers, cheese zombies, vegetable sticks, frozen fruit bars and milk. Friday-Taco salad with cheese and lettuce, salsa sauce, hot buttered corn, coffee bread, crisp apple quarters and milk. Monday--Italian s ap_hetti, cheese sticks, tossed salad and oil andvinegar dressing, cornbread and butter, aprz- cots and milk. Tuesday-Sloppy joes, cheese slices, buttered peas, pickles and celery sticks, peach crisp and milk. Wednesday-Cooks choice. Retiree Former Eastern Washington University President Dr. Emerson Shuck, center, was one of many honored this past week in a retirement reception on campus. photo by EWU News Services Students initiated Eight students at EWU were initiated last week into the Delta Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society in education. Initiates for national membership include Terriann Weaver, Linda Hav- lovick, Dixie Banta, Bob Flanary, Kelly O'Connor, Cheryl L. Jones, Michelle Rattigan and Robin Foster. Pledging local membership were Jackie Whitlock, Julie Schmidt, Joan Brennenan, Vickie Salo and Kelly Meehan. To belong, members must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater. 1982 LM.S.B. 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Hornfelt said there is a definite movement with parents reading more to their children these days, noting Wind in the Willows is a favorite of many Darents and Oth, might include: A Visit to Curious the James Things Bright Creatures Public service seminars The Bureau of Business Research at Eastern Washington University is offering three different business and public service seminars during the month of January "Implementing Word Processing Successfully" is designed to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of one's current word processing system. The seminar will cover topics such as costs, productivity and correct translation of ideas onto the printed page. Kent R. Burnham will be conducting the semin- ar. He is currently professor of Busi- ness and Administrative Services at EWU and has served as systems analyst for the University of the South Pacific. "Managing Communications More Effectively in Business" is a seminar designed for anyone who works in business and public services. Proper communication skills will be discussed, concerning employer-employee com- munication and employee-employee communication. Effective Writ- ing techniques and report writing will be covered. Dr. Frank Nelson, instructor of this seminar, is a pro- fessor of Business Education at EWU. He is currently chairman of Admini- strative and Business Services. "Effective Writing for the Insurance Industry" is the subject of the seminar conducted by merit of the discussed niques professor of at EWU. He board of Business For further Bureau of 6200, ext. 2236. Communications chapter A new chapter of Women in Com- Women in munications has been chartered at works to Eastern Washington University. press and to Jenifer Priest will be president, communicatio#' Give Yourself "THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVE A Thinner, Healthier, Happier You! 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