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Page 2 Cheney Free Pres liday___A , Dece__._mber 11. 1964 *TAp CI&apos;IENEY FREE PRESS ESTABLISHED 1896 PUBLISHED AT 412 FIRST ST., CHENEY, WASH. Entered at the Post Office at Cheney, Washington, a's Second Class Mater under the Act of March 5, 1897. Issued every NATIONAL EDITORIAL Friday morning at Cheney, Washington.  l A S( CTI. N Spokane County Subscriptions ................................ $4.50 per year ::'= IIg1,!g' All Other Subscriptions ........................................ $5.00 per year G. T. FROST .................................. PUBLISHER JACK PIERCE .................................... EDITOR 40 Years Ago 1924 Death cl.auned three well knwn persons from this area l'ast week. They are Mrs. Mary J. Bowers and Mrs. L0,renz Franz of Ceney and George Wfllm Spangle, former Che- hey resident. Mrs. Bowers, 78, died at the home of her son, Harian, J. Bowers, Thttrs6ay morng fol- lowing a long illness. Mrs. Franz, a resident of Cheney 35 years, was born in Germany 72 years ago. Survivors  her husband and the fclowh Children: Louie Franz, Jahnie Frarz arid Mrs. Peter Schick of Cheney and Henry Franz of Carmda. Mr. Spargle, 37, was born at Spangle Sept. 30, 1887 bat lived at Cheney most of life. He was married to Miss Erma V. LeCornu in 1909 30 Years -Ago 1934 The Losing team of Amber Grange's recent participation in the Spokane County Sprts- man's rodert contest served a squirrel feed at the Amber Grange hall Saturday ni,ghL Speakers were Dr. W. R. Ber- nard, presidert of the Sirokane county sportsman's association, and W. W. Pierson, cairman of this year's rodentcontest. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice W. Pierson of Sparkle died of pneumonia Wednesday morning. Mrs. Bertha Dean was ln- ored at Mort'ha Chelator, DES Washington Bar Association WEAPONS The United States Constitu- tion provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Such a provion, hwever, does not prevent the Legisla- ture from making such police regulations as may be neces- sary for the public welfare con- cerning guns and weapons. A municipa,lity may, by or- dinance, set requirements for the possession and use of fire- arms. The cortstitutional guar- anty is not intended to permit one to wield arms to annoy, terrorize, or en5anger citi- zens. State statutes may pralbit the firing of guns and pistols in certain localities as ceme- teries, factories, wLthin city limits, and in public parks, ptzblic streets ,and ,grourLda ad, joining church, school, or home. Penalties Severe Many cities ,have ordinanc requiring all persons having guns to register them ,and ob- tain a permit for possession of each gun. Washington law pro- hibits .anyone other than law enforcement officials from having possession of a mac ".hine gun. State laws so prohibit manufacture or sale of brass knuckles, sl, ing shot, sandtrag, blackjack, r oilier similar de- vices. Switch blade or auto- matie spring knives are also prohibited. The state Code pre- scribes severe permtties for se or giving of firearms or weapons and ,a, mmu, ntion to lnirmrs. Because weapons are highly dargerous, people wtro lawful- ly use them must ,handle them with the utmost care. Even a slighty deviation from their normal use can be negligence which may be basis for civil liability. In ,one case in another state, the court held that a per- son carryirg a oaded revolver on his parson wtro accidentally injures another is presumed guilty of negligence. In other words, even if you have a legal right to carry a gun, you must be very careful to make sure that it does not accidentally in- jure any other person. (This column is writte to inform, not advise. Fac may change the application of the law.) meeting for being the oldest past matron. Members of the cast for the el.l-high school play directed by Mrs. Grace Bayer are Oris Galbreath, Roy Guertin, James Moorman, Shirley Stron'ach, vyrt.le Hubbard, Ralph S0<le- berg, Helen Mcwhirter, George Carey and Leo Pierson. Five trustees and a secretary are to be elected by the Cham- ber .of Commerce. The nomi- natirrg committee includes G. E. Craig, Ralph Anderson, Bert Lean, C. A. Bottorff and C. M. Frasier. A committee to investi- gate best insurance rates for the City of Cheney was ap- pointed as follows: D. A. Bar- ber, J, olm Ros, D. L. Collins, K. H. Wolfe and H. N. Stron- ach. .A Blackhawk grid victory dance, h ,o n o r i n g Che- hey high school football play- ers will be held Friday eve- ning. Committee members are Nell Argue Pierce, Verres Thorpe, He,len Hacker, Don Conley, Frank Pence, Kathleen Ryan, Louise Hodge and Wilde Erickson. 20 Years Ago 1944 Miss Mabel Hell became the bride of Nelson Cordilt, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cordill Sat- iurday at the Christian church study Lester Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. MelVin Jones, and Gene Berrmrd, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Berrmrd, won Eagle Scout awards at an Ea,ges hon- or court Monday evening. Funeral :services or Sarah Mead, 73, a pioneer of this county, were held Ttmeday. Mrs. Mead, wtro lived in the Amber area until her hus- band's death, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Barrdart :ml Mrs. Ida Will- iams of Spakane and one son, John Mead of Coeur d'Alene. Funeral services for Philip /3. Mashburn, 82, one of the eariy settlers of this commun- ity, were held Saturday. Sur- vivors are one daughter, Mrs. Merl Stiffler of Cheney and one son, Roy L. Mash,burn of Yakima. 10 Years Ago 1954 A [arge crowd, with conm gents from other shoo, is expected in the high school gym Saturday evenin for the I ive-team merry go rund hich wli cpen the lh school ,arsity basketball season .this year. Teams from Cheney, Mead, Deer Park, Ritzvfl,le and RearSan wi, H take part. Mrs. Vine Millard of Okao- gall, former residert of Che- hey, died at her home Tues- day, Nov. 30. Miss Jearme Proctor and Iobert Groan were ted in marriage Nov. 27 in the Wilto- Acres Chapel at Coeur d'- Alene with, the Rev. Edward Wagner, pastor of the Cheney: Lutheran church officiating. Miss Lyl:a May Stumbaugh and Mike R. Durham of Pair- child r force base we'e unit- ed in mariage F, riday, Nov. 26, in the Emmanuel Lufheran church with t, he Rev. Edward Wagner performing the cere- mon(y. Miss Ftorence Elaine Thomp- son became the bride af Will- iam L. Nave Saturday evening, Nov. 27 in the St. Rose of Lima Cathlric ehuh with the Rev. E. J. Kowraeh officiating. CALL FOR BIDS Berlin Wall Disgusts T0urin00 Cheney Girl EDITOR'S NOTE: Lynda Walk Deserted Street Pauon, aughter of Mr. and During the day this area is ltrs. John Pa,ulson, 523 J. St., full of people, but at niKht it i,s with the U. S. Civil Service is deserted, arid we were alone as a Special Service girl, sta- with the Gate. The night ,air tioned at the U. S. Army post was raid and still as we crept at Hanau, Germany. Her par- down the 75-yard wide street, ents received this Letter recent- Unter del IAnden, with us its 1:, telling of her experiences, only occupants. Before us Conservation News De,ar Folks, loomed the Gate, that f,amo,us Well, I'm back home again gateway to freedom for those e (in Iauna),after the BerLin thousands of Germans who trip, which proved ta be an ex- once poured between its col- - perience and a half. First of umns. On top is a beautiful I  all, we ((another SpecLal Set- statue commemorating some- ]  vicegirlandI) hadtogetclear- thing that only historians nce ,and travel papers here at ,ould know about. The tiht Hanau and read a packet of in- from five or six strong beaans structions on wh:at to do and pierced down. over the struc- i rmt to do in East Germany. ture so that its outline aaut col- j Finally the day arrived and we or was fairly distinct in the ____J  I both scurried around after blackness. i wrking earlier ,and were on Beneath the statute on top our way by 8:00 p.m. of the Gate was a barely via- We drove and drove and ible machine-gun turret. And i drove--it seemeduntil we tlmre--brazenly, coldly, and reached the first check-goint cruelly in front of ths now /  CPIE3q:Y  "Alpha" at Helm, stedt, s,me useless ate stood THAT [ 270 miles northwest ,of Hanau. WALL. Brandenburg is now t tIere we were adved that it the gate th,at isn't. would be better if we sart.ed Lv/. - across the East Zone in the Wall Is Shocker morning. Helmstedt is n easy We bad see,n this sight / place to get lost n, and after countless times in the papers So.kw.t se.,, much driving around to find and on TV. We had read the S.L c.,***,t,st,-;,t a pace to sleep, we got an MP best descriptions posible by to lead us to a.n inexpnsi.ve the best newsmen in the world hotel. --yet it was 'as sboekirg as ff By Richard H. Jessen Wish They'd Flown we had never before known of SCS Technician In the morning we went it. I don't know Where else one Much emphas, is has been back to checkpoint Alpha, could feel such hate, disgust, )laced into pla.nnng for the where all our documents had sndne.ss and deep sympathy for Cropand Conversi, on Program been checked over, and we the people on both sides of for the :past couple weeks in l were lectured ,again on how to that horrid aberration, pl,us the Cheney SCS office. More get safely through the may utter and complete frustration. time will be spent for the re- checks and gate,s and turns The picture is rmt yet cam-, mainder of the year. ahead. "The instructions alone plete. Just to one side of this / A .deadline of Dec. 31 has were ermugh to convince us srickemng sight stands a huge i RUSSIAN memorial commean-I been set for those farmers in- that it woul.d have been better rating their World War IIJ terested in participatin in the to have flown! The trick is never to ret the dead. This memori is on our program to complete their con- servation pan for their laud. East Germans (whose author- side of the wail. It iS .blzaxve! Plans must be developed or ity we do not recognize) see It is so bizarre! There is barb- revised prior to t'his @ate, to any documents or palaers--just ed wire all around the monu- cover the practices that will be the passes. ' We took a lo meat with Russian solSiers in- installed or applied within the breath and started out. Stop- side guarding it. On hhe out- five year peried, so the ASC ping at the first gate, we gave side stands a BritiSh sodier county rcommittee will know an East German a pass. One- protecting them. He is protect- where and how much funds half mile later we stopped at ing them from Berlinevs Who will be needed to set aside to anther gate whrereu'laon a would tear them limb from cover the pl, anned projects, giant Mongolian stomped over limb if given the cha:ee. Many Items Listed i to the car and mached us over Many Parad,xes to another check station. He So, there were the four--the hese practices may include then studied our passoprts and gate, the wall, the monument grass and legume seeding, travel papers, finally march- and us. The total image is as cross fencing, stock water de- ing us into a l, ittle out-house irreomprehertsible rationally as ve/opment, or anything neees- sized building, where I ordered it wa vividly ftt emotionally. sary for land converted to pus- to hand over the same papers There is the monument to the tare use. For land converted (with trembffng hand) to a Russians, Wh, om we used to o wildlife habitat, such prac- Russian. like but now bate, vtbo died tices as tree, shrub, food and cover plantings may be needed Couldn't Identify Soldiers fighting Germans whom we used to .hate, but now like. along with deep or shallow At the allied checkpoint, we There stands the Russian pond development. Tree plant- had been shown pictures so we gtrarding his countrymen who ing and fencing may be need- could identify East German yrS. ed for conversion to timber- Russian mfiforms, but these fought against Hitler's tyranny, land uses. Recreation conver- guys had their coats and hats staring at the wall that re,pre- sion may include many differ- j off arid we couldn't tell which seats the same kird of tyran- ent practices, some of whichwas which. I handed over the r,y. And there is the British may not now be listed in the Lppers anyway and was afraid soldier (who feels the same county ASP handbook, but are that we would get big East about this as we do) who guards eiigible under cost-sharing for German stamps on our beauti- his enemy froqn his friend. this program, ful state department passports. Here, by constructing the To date, the Cheney office But semebvw we lucked out waL,1, the Russians have irrevoc- has rece4ved some 20 referrals and got our papers back inVact! ably shown their con:tempt for treaties (Potsdamm agree- of interested farmers. Only With this obstacle safely no- ment). Yet we are so pleased tree or four have indicated gatiated we were again on o,ur that they do not plan to par- way--now through the East when we can get them to sign ticipate. German countryside for the nother. Here are bricks that Nine Make Plans 0O or so miles to Berlin. could be housing families di- viding them. Here is the gate Rough drafts or completed i Countryside Drab that isn't. plans have been made or de-I My general impression of it livered so far for Robert Lind-J was that it was . . . empty. Attended Movie skog and Harold Koler, both There were few cities to be We went to a German movie of Indian Prairie; John Gilling- Seen and the farming practices later that night. The newsreel! ham, Hayford area; Herbert were less advanced than showed a funny, satire on the Wendlandt and Glen Kennedy, around Hanau and in West U. S. elections which was fat- both of Four Mound Prairie; Germany. A group of farm- lowed by a coverage of some Tony Stanhope, Spokane; H. C. workers waved and smile:d as scenes of Germans from oppo- Jackman Sr., Airway He,girts; we drove by. I wondered what site sides .of the wall seeig John Potter, Paradise Paririe, they were thinking, each othe.r f,or the fist time in and Donald McMillan, Cheney. Berlin is just as the news- many years. That wtrole .huge Many others have appoint- men say it is: enormous, fast- theater became so quiet you meats to discuss and work up noving, gay, and ful of night could hear a tear drop. Berlin- l he plan. Still others will soon life. At frist, its size only serv- ors bate that wall with every be contacted for the first time ed to overwhelm us maid to fiber of their beings. They in- by us for this purpose, have us wanderirg aimlessly, sist that it come down. They Every effort will be made wondering what to do next. I are convinced that it will! ! by this office to meet and beat think I know now boar an im- As wouid be expected, in the deadline date with the fin- migrant mtist feel when first order for the Berliners to live ished ptan delivered to the arriving in New York. We fin- with this constant tension, farmers involved in time. ally registered at e hotel and!they have developed an i.rnc turned in early, sense of humor and a, attitude ..................... Busman's Holiday of lkve-every-moment and eat- " The next day, in, a city filled drink-be,merry. Merry they are SHAi7  to the brim with tourist ettrac- as the streets are full and the tions that could keep one oc- lights burn bright every ingot. THE rl[ll cupied for a week of Sundays, The bars, restaurants and rhea- what did we daY--We headed ters are packed. There is a HgAL00 for the army post! We were place to match every mood-- so excited and refieved when from Bohemian to Aristotelian.  e spotted our first USAtEV,R We took in only a small por- ' license plate that you wotfld tion of this part of Berlin lie t,himk we had been 'away" for arid turned in early to be ready six months. We behaved sort for :a tour (ff East Berlin the WITH CHRISTMAS SEALS of like the baby monkey who next mornin,g. repeatedly ran over to cling to East Berl'in Depressing its mother before vertuving We found East Berlin to be out into a room full of strange much like the East German toys. We hurg arotmd the base country side. The streets all ,afternoon, went PX shoO- seemed empty, and cars were pin, visited the service club infrequent. It was Surday, and Eastern Washington State College Separate sealed bid propos- als are available for education- at equtpmert and/or spplies by Eastern Washington State College in the office of the Di- 11 rector of Purchasing, Roam 121. ShowoLter Hall. Proposal forms may be ob- tained at the above office. T. T. Wall Director of Purchasing. (July 1, 1964-July 1, 1965) (counterpart of ours at H, anau), families seen strolling along and to top it all. off, in a city did rmt seem miserable, and filed with world-famous res- occasionally orm culd see chil- taurants, we ate in the Berlin dren running and 1,aughing. CHRISTMAS SEALS officer's club! Itorever, for some paweful FIGHT TB AND OTHER Well, the ,afternoon served reason, people (wtro had a RESPIRATORY DISUSES J to recha'rge us enough to strike choice) chose rmt to live there. out on our own that evena. I trope that someday soon, they Naturally, like all good tour- will all aga4n have that Ctroice. i.ts, we headed for the Bran- Our trip back to Ha,nau was denburg ate. To ou, r dismay, again at night, and nervewrack- we found that they block the irg because of the checkpoints, road one-quarter mile fom the fog, 'arid darkness. But we ar- gate .at night. Howeve-r, upon rived safely, and were back at conferrin,g with the ard, we work again Monday, ater our fo,und that we could go "Lorg weekend." I still love my through because of our license job and right now am leering plates, to pa,y pool, since it is a fay- BUSIN c.w,tso The nation's independent bus- judge court decided against the incus proprietors, v o t i n g through the National Federa- tion of Independent Business, have on several occasions called for great economy in government. Of course, on considering this matter of ...... ... t h e r e often !!i iee o n o m y, !i:i::!i!i!::[::iiiiliiiiiiii!!ii:::ii:iii!!!ii!i c o m e s t o iiiii:iii!iiiii!iii i::iiii:::i::::::::iiii!:iii: 'i mind the lop- ping off of several bin lions in one fell swoop off one depart- ment, or ac- tivity. Actu- ally, the C.W. Harder waste of government funds is accomplished by a big collec- tion of dribs and drabs. The more bureaus a government has, the more dribs and drabs. For example, the National Labor Relations Board has probably cost the taxpayers a prodigious sum for a great deal of useless activity. For exam- ple consider the recent case of the NLRB versus I-Iarrah's, a well known Nevada Casino. *** Many months ago the union that organizes the gaming in- dustry demanded the help all wear unmn buttons. The man- agement resisted this for sev- eral possible reasons. *** So with a great waste of money the NLRB held formal hearings on this matter involv- hag a mere handful of employ- ees located in Nevada. They ruled in favor of the union. The casino appealed the rul- ing, with the result it went into [ a Federal court where a three . National Federation of Independent Buine NLRB. Probably nobody can give an accurate estimate of how much tax money was poured into this quite nonsensical case. *** After all, it Is hard to set up a basis that gambling in Ne- vada is interstate commerce. Secondly, it is difficult to es- tablish gaming employees in Nevada have any significant impact on the national economy. And above and beyond all this, it is hard to imagine what Federal question is involved in whether or not blackjack dealers wear union buttons If the top brass of the NLItB had used sense, they would have refrained from even en- tering into such a dispute, yet, because they took action, the only remedy was to bring the matter before Federal courtS. The Federal courts could not dismiss the affair as frivolouS, because a swollen headed bu" reaucrat had invoked the pow- er of the United States in this matter. Lacking correction bY judicial decree, the NLRB is vested with power to enforce any idiotic ruling *** Thus, while it is imp to figure the cost to the taxpay" ers to upset this piece of be reaucratic meddling, ably safe to estimate at $100,000 worth of the taxpayerS' money had gone down the drain, or an amount equal t the income taxes paid in 19661 by approximately 200 taxpaY" ers with taxable incomes be- tween $5,000 and $6,000. Mub tiply such stupid use of t money a few times and it soo mounts into the billions. East Chene? with a program, excl age By Anna Phillips DEGREES GIVEN At ast Friday evening's Grange meeting Edwin Hank- , ins, James G,lidewell and Ciaude Brown were given first and second degree obligations. Mrs. Lorrane Flkke became a member by d emit. Emery Babb reTorted on agrculLure and the grange supply; Chester Phil- lips on ball committee, and Johnny Phillips on yo,uth. Mrs. Bette Babh, H. E. C., and Elizabeth Babb, lecturer. reported on their p'cgans. Secretary HeLen Babb received a notice ,of installatio of of,ic- ers at Amber Dec. 15. Next meeting of East Cheney is Dec. of gifts ,and treats. PERSONAL MENTIONS :I Mr. and Mrs. Vern HI ton spent two days ast  " with heir son, Duane and t fly of Moses Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Joe LabLsh ! fam21y, were last Sunday f" her guesLs of Mr. ,and : Tom Labish on Timmie ish's ninth birthday. Clayto. Metz'ger cal,ea the Anra Phillips home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Chester ! lips arid Johrmy visited arid Mrs. Vern Harrino Sunday evening. Next ,card party at East hey s this Saturday e ve PATRONIZE yOt II ADVERTISERS * orite pastime ,here at the cub for the enlisted men. My Christ- mas sholaping is finished, and I have made ,a vaIiant atempt to wrap everything securely en, ough to arrive tmd.maged. i  tl ) ) CARAVELLE o ivisio, of BULOVA You get double the value you'd expect. All Caravelle watches have jeweled-lever movements and un- i breakable mainsprings. 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