Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 28, 1976, Walla Walla, Washington
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Dayton Days' Coronation
Ball, 9 p.m to 1 a.m., Columbia County Fairgrounds pavilion PEO, Chapter Bl, 6:30 p m with Mrs. Jack McDonald. 1049 Alvarado Terrace; BIL party.
Triple Link Club, 8 p.m.. Young Women's Christian Association. 213 S First Ave., business and social.
Dayton’s Main Street.
Dayton Days Races, 1 30 p.m. post time, Columbia County P’air grounds.
Dayton Days Amateur Rodeo, 7 p m., Columbia County Fair Dayton Days Western Dance, 9 p.m to 1 am., Columbia County Fairgrounds pavilion (■olden Agers, 8 p m dance. Washington Community Bldg.. 334 N. Ninth Ave.; refreshments, games.
Saturday's events Sundays events
Dayton Days Cowboy Breakfast. 6 to 9 am, sponsored by Lions Club at Dayton Drug parking lot. E. Main St
Dayton Days Parade, 10 a m..
Dayton Days Races, 1:30 p.m. post time, Columbia County Fairgrounds.
Walla Walla High School music department, 1 p.m. picnic for band, orchestra, choral students at Rooks Park
St. Mary Community Hospital
Admitted Margaret Knell. Oscar Bierwagen. Maurice F Hackett. Jame', W Briggs Mrs Donald Lackey, ill of Walla Walla Michael S Hanford. Paul E Wilson Virginia < McDermott. K Gen«* Artz. all of Milton-Kreewater Beulah Woodward. Wallowa. Ore Mrs Dwight Gottschalk Connell. W&'h •Discharged Mrs Hesper Brown Roxana Ferraro. Charles A Ford. Michael Gaines. Susa no B Gomez. Elmer L Hazel baker. John P Logan. Mrs John McKmght. Alfred F Young. Meta Fern Boler. all of Walla Walla Lillian Prindle. College Place Mrs Otto Btumhagen. Roger C Bolden, both of Milton-Freewater Mrs Harlan Kngelbrite Star buck: Michael J
Walla Walla General Hospital
\dmitted Clarence Lewis. Jane Maxwell. Kathleen Bowman, all of Walla Walla. William Bishop Kathleen Overbaugh. Frances Baum, all of College Place
Discharged Dena Kiruer Sophia Moore, Arlene Palshtkar and son. Benjamin Weatherby. all of Walla Walla Mary Johnson. College Place Margaret McCracken. \1ilton-F reewater Marilyn Scrivner, Bak»r. Ore
Dayton General Hospital
Admitted Gultermo Palizo. Mrs William Fades, both of Dayton
Discharged Otto Hansen. Jesus Juarez, both of Dayton
Walla W alla General Hospital
To Mr and Mrs Lester Ryan, 914 S Mill St., Apt. 2, Milton-Freewater. a boy, John Dale, 7 pounds. 12 ounces. May 27.
neun of record
dissolutions filed dissolutions granted
Alvera E and Richard R Laufer married June 19 1971 David K and Mary J Lafferty. married Sept I 1967 Dorothy M and Michael .1 Yunnellev married May 26 1974 Kathleen A and (.eland H Kelly married Oct 19 1968 Clifford and Ruth A Clark, married Jan 6 1976
Hubert H H..w/e 48 and Helen Harris. 34. tioth of Yakima Thomas F Angotti. 25 600 E Aider
Si and Cynthia L Beck 22. 915 School < As«1
Christopher Klasen 20 and Valerie K Ravborn 19 both of Klamath Kalis. Ore Ronald h Hessel 19. of Armstrong B C and Barbara J Wesslen of Spangle Wash Too E Johnson 20. 1503 Hobson Si and Linda K Barnes 20. 387 Catherine St
DAYTON Colette H Anderson and Clifford K Anderson
Walla Walla. Judge Howard Martin s court State driver education fees included in traffic dispositions Driving while license suspended Gar) V Clements of San Francisco, Calif fined $160 Glenn A Fry 605 N 11th \ve 30 days in jail
Driving while influenced by intoxicants-. Joe F, Kamos ot Pendleton, iplus failure to display valid driver s licensei. fined $247 50 Failure to stop and identity: Don K Crook of Wenatchee. Wash . iplus failure to stop or display valid vehicle license and registration i, 30 days in jail Negligent driving: Armando Garza Jr of College PI.i< e and Hex F; Moses, 2096 Lark l)t , fined $100 each Roy M Mann. 310 Whitman Si fined $35
blue mountain briefing
Pomeroy to count levy votes again
POMEROY — Results from a narrowly defeated Pomeroy School District special-levy election will be recounted Wednesday.
The final tally showed a 58 95-per-cent approval, so school officials asked for a recount, according to Garlield County Auditor John Carlson.
A 60-per-cent yes vote is needed to validate the $461,000 measure
Carlson said the final vote totals were 632 yes, 440 no. including absentee ballots.
Voters rejected a $536.000 February levy , so it was reduced and resubmitted May 11.
In other Pomeroy business, the Monday county commission meeting is postponed to Tuesday at 8 p.m. because of Memorial Day Except for that day, meetings will continue at 8 p.m. Mondays through August, according to Carlson
L-B photo by Ron Carlson
Bill Cline climbs flagpole to replace cable
Man climbs pole, beats wind, rain
To the many Walla Wallans who craned their necks Thursday to see the man climbing the flag pole on top of the Marcus Whitman Towers it seemed a bit frightening
But, to Bill Cline, who is 68 years old and has been doing that sort of thing around here for 42 years, it was just another job.
Cline got the job from the Black Angus Motor Inn management when they wanted to replace a pair of flags stolen a year ago from the top of the former hotel building
Cline, who is a partner in Roy’s Tree Service, said he has climbed the highest trees in town as well as some other flagpoles and towers to paint them.
He took about 40 minutes to get the job done and he did it while the wind whipped off the building at about 30 miles an hour.
“I wished the wind had been blowing toward the building," he said
The winds lowered the chill factor considerably. Cline already had a lower body temperature because of the cold rain which pelted him during his task.
Cline went half way up the pole, then came back to get a piece of wire to tie onto the mid-section of the 37-foot pole to act as a guideline for the cable he strung to the top
He said he used quarter-inch steel cable for the line to which two five-by-eight- foot flags will be flown.
When he finally made it to the top of the pole and strung the cable through the pulley there, Cline was 155 feet from the ground
Retarded unit sets meeting Dayton principal quits
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Group Homes and the Normalization Process'* will be the topic of an address at the annual dinner meeting of the Walla Walla Association for Retarded Citizens < WWARli The dinner will be held next Thursday at 6:30 p.m in the Walla Walla Elks Lodge, 351 E. Rost* St The guest speaker will be Janet Duns, group-home coordinator tor the Washington Department of Social and Health Services in Olympia
'Walla Walla Past and Present.’’ a slide film made by nine students irv the Developmental Education Department at the Walla Walla Community College, will also be shown The dinner, preceded by a social hour at 6 p.m , is open to the public
Reservations may be made by calling the WWARC office in the Denny Building, through Mrs Edward Hickey or Emma Lockard.
Man will get commission
Charles Richard Moore, of Walla Walla, will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force reserve during June 5 ceremonies at Washington State University
Moore is the son of Charles Robert Moore, 1337 Grant St., and a senior at WSU. He ls expected to receive a degree from the school next month in civil engineer ing The Walla Walla student is completing his requirements for a commission through the Air Force ROTC program at the university
Presr a buys school budget
DAYTON — Jack Coble, principal of Dayton Elementary School for the past 15 years, resigned at a special Dayton School Board meeting Thursday night.
Coble, an educator for the past 36 years, is retiring, according to Supt. Victor Anderson His resignation was accepted Following a budget hearing,
Chief thinks police force able to handle downtown rules
By JO MORELAND Of the Union-Bulletin
It's going to mean stretching, but Walla Walla police think they can handle the new downtown look for motorists.
i’m sure it’ll be better for the purpose intended," Walla Walla Police Chief A.L. "Bert’’ Watts said Thursday about the Walla Walla City Council's latest innovations.
"We will naturally have to mark tires oftener and the people will have to move their cars oftener."
Wednesday the council voted for parking modifications and the introduction of one-way streets and diagonal parking to Walia Walla’s core area.
By June 7, parking will be reduced to two free hours instead of three.
The first parking ticket issued to a person or firm in a 24-hour period will cost $2 to forfeit, instead of $1
Each additional ticket within the 24 hours will cost a flat $5 per ticket.
Motorists can cut the cost of the first ticket by appearing in Municipal Court within 24 hours. The fine then will be $1.
The enforcement hours have been extended also. They will begin now at 7:30 a.m. instead of 8 a.m.
“It’ll take a little bit more work." Watts said.
"If we stretch our hours out, naturally we won’t have as big a crew on at the ends of the day as we would in the center."
The police department now has three persons assigned to parking enforcement.
Watts says he hasn’t been told yet to enforce the parking in the three former
Park-and-Shop lots the city acquired this month
Diagonal parking may be ready in June for Alder Street.
But Rose Street and Poplar Street aren’t expected to be made one-way before this fall, according to City Engineer Norm Skiles.
The one-way streets and diagonal parking will take more enforcement because it will be awhile before the people get used to it." Watts says.
"But that’s what we re here for "
Watts says the police are still trying to discourage motorists from parking on Second Avenue, two months after a council no-parking ban took effect
• We re still issuing seven to 18 tickets a day on Second,” the chief says.
We re not towing Towing is a real miserable thing to do. If you have your car towed awav, it’s terrible."
Saturday parade could dwarf Whitman Centennial showpiece
Saturday’s parade is billed as the biggest in Walla Walla history, even exceeding the grand size of the 1936 Marcus Whitman Centennial parade.
The Rendevous Northwest feature will begin at 2 p m
Departing from Fifth Avenue and Alder Street, it will travel down Alder, then circle around Palouse Street back to Main Street
Those streets will be closed to vehicles at 12:30 pm., according to a police spokesman, as well as interconnecting streets.
Police will keep Rose and Poplar streets open, but ban parking on Main Street after 1 pm Traffic may resume around 4 p m when the parade ends, according to police.
Parade line-up of more than 100 units includes
F t Lewis Ninth Infantry Division color guard and bicentennial float Garrison Jr High School band Walla Walla High School ROTC color guard and sponsors Rosalia float parade grand marshals
MARCHING SECTION Wa-Hi band and marching units student float
Prescott grads collect grants
PRESCOTT - The community of Prescott awarded $2,300 in scholarships at commencement exercises here Thursday night.
Five $200 Prescott Community Memorial Association scholarships were awarded to Joni Jackson, class salutatorian, graduate Teresa Stueckle and former graduates Debbie Wallace, Pam Hofer and Jeff Dicus.
An additional five $200 scholarships were awarded by the Prescott Home and School Association to graduates Kathleen Mayberry, valedictorian, Martha Olson, Cindy Dozier, Joe Salazar and Terry Hillsten.
A $100 scholarship was awarded Jackson by the Prescott Presbyterian Church, represented by Ted Cook, trustee.
Prescott preschoolers float Washington F'.lementary School float We ve Got the Spirit buses and showgToup the Telephone Pioneers' antique truck Spokane's Percussion-Naut Patriots Berney Elementary School float cub scouts entry . FIdison Elementary School decorated truck WAGON-TRAIN SECTION Section Marshal Howard Hurgess. Whitman College float Whitman Mission horsi-drawn covered wagon Kahlotus Lions Club covered wagon. Mormon Church covered wagon. Green Park F'.lementary School wagons and marching unit Pioneer Jr High School float Buroker s and the Allessio covered wagons Bov Scout Troop 130 clean-up crew Finalists in the pre-parade shopping-i art competition. Highlander band from Shadle Park High School. Spokane Garden City F'urmture's antiques F'rankltn County antique cars QUEENS AND COURTS SECTION Section Marshal Jodi Hanson Sunnvside float 59ers stagecoach Walla Walla Valleyettes Pendleton Hound up royalty. All-Girl Rodeo court. Bethel .Assembly of God 4-H Club Sandriders 1860 vintage Colonial-DeWrtt funeral hearse Scout Troop 130 clean-up crew Indian in Ruerstatte convertible Hermiston High School band Hermiston float. Sharpstein Fllementarv School square darn ers YOUTH SECTION Section Marshal Leanne F’adness Camp F’ire Girls float and marching group Columbia Basin Job Corps Garrison Jr High School
float decorated-bikefinalists. U S Arrnv Corps of Flngineers "Opening of the West van; Knights of Columbu' float and marchers Walla Walla antique cars. l*rospect Point Elementary School float Whitman County s St John float Spokane's Navv float
Washington Wheat Growers float Southeastern Washington Fair royalty and board on horses a six-mule hitch entered by f)on Thomas. Wattsburg Blue Mountain Riders Walla Walla Wagon Wheeler' Walla Walla Wagonettes Bronc-Busters 4 II < tub in heritage outfits Scout Troop 130 < lean-up crew Pi Hi band. F't Walla Walla float
PIONEERS AND FAMILIES SECTION Italian Ptoneers in decorated truck Jefferson Fltementarv School float Bov Scout Troop llM antique vehicles sponsored bv the F trsl Church of God Milton-Freewater float
U S Veterans Administration Hospital volunteers Girl Scouts wearing vintage uniforms Association of Retired Persons float Tri-City TaleSpinners Gypsy truck riders Mexican-American dancers. Cortmas Cafe float Walla Walla Shrine Club football king Shrine band, cycle patrol and drill team a ‘F atima Shrine cadillac shrine fire truck downs from the Lawn Sprinklers Thunderbirds Baton Twirlers Giant Wheelchair float. Mas Washington Rodeo Queen Stan Maidens 20-mule hitch. Lowden Pedal Ihisherx 4-H Club Beltv Russell and Berra-v Boots both with horses Frank Shaw s horse and buggv Fryer Turk s i art Benneit wagon sponsored bv the Bar K Stables Heinhow Riders Beltv Fox's pony cart Blue Mountain Appaioosa royalty and mounted group National Guard lank W alia Walla Shrine Club c alliope
Cold snap could wreak havoc in local orchards
By JIM CARLTON Of the Union-Bulletin
Prolonged cold weather tonight in the orchard areas could cause some damage.
Weather forecasters say there is the possibility of freezing temperatures tonight in some orchard areas.
According to Glen Gibbons, manager of Blue Mountain Growers in Mil ton-Freewater, most orchard fruit is in the green-fruit stage and there could be some damage if temperatures stayed at 31 degrees for several hours However, Gibbons said, if it freezes, it will probably freeze at ground level and be warmer higher up
"H'U be touch and go it it stays at 31 very long." he said He said if the fruit got ice crystals, it would turn black the next day when the sun hit it Gibbons said that if there is damage, it II be a record for this time of year "
He said growers arc usually prett\ comfortable if they can get by May 10 withou frost damage.
Most growers take smudge-pot heaters out o their orchards after May 10. he said Some orchards, however are protected bj wind machines, he said Gibbons said that growers aren’t too worrier about it freezing for a prolonged period because it never has at this time of year
But, you never know he said "I’ve seen growers leave their orchards and go on vacation only to come back to see they had been wiped out by a frost "
Gerald Nyberg, Walla Walla County extension agent, said that tf temperatures stayed below freezing for any period, warm weather vegetables could be threatened He advised people to keep a close eye on the thermometer and if they think there will be damage, they should put hot caps or other protective coverings over the warm-weather vegetables
M-F cuts down budget, taxes but manager sounds warning
the board accepted a preliminary budget of $1,136,854 for 1976-77, Anderson said This year's budget is $1,078,621.
In other business, the board considered a request by the Dayton Youth Advisory Board to rent the school multi-purpose room for a square dance July 3.
Anderson said directors would consult with youth advisors before reaching a decision
By JIM CARLTON Of the Union-Bulletin
MILTON-FREEWATER - The Milton-Freewater City budget for next year, and property taxes to balance it have been reduced.
The $2.1-million budget has been approved by the budget committee and will be formally adopted following a budget hearing on June 14 City Manager Steve Loveland says he was able to reduce $84,270 from the proposed budget by eliminating some personnel and "economizing where he could Property taxes to balance it have been reduced from the current $147,637 to $135,399 — a difference of $12,239 Taxes are within the six-per-cent limitation so voter approval of the proposed budget ls not required Tax rates are estimated to decrease from the current $3 84 per $1,000 true-cash value to $3 14, according to Loveland He says he has been able to keep taxes down and keep the tax levy within the six-per-cent limitation by "scrambling for
grants and other federal and state funds However, the city manager says, this will probablv be the last year that he will be able to do this
I told the city < ouncil that we’ll be lucky to get by another year within the six-per# <*nt limitation.’ the city manager said He says the only way the city will be able to stay within the limitation in the future is for the city council to clearly identify a program, or programs it feels Van be cut from the budget
We’ve stretched all we can and 1 think it t a mockery to do it any further," Loveland says.
The following summary of major budget categories eompares the 1976-77 proposed budget witheurr«nt r1Ullr4,.
< ieneral Fund
Bond & interest TOTALS
budget with current figures
$ 596.726 $ 594 862
172 655 409 421
173,085 159 819
155.40U 124 048
1,051,885 1,107 900
21,388 20 675
$2 145 916 »2,230 186
( lunge » I 864
236.768 13 266 31,352 56015 713 7,003 $ 84 270
M-F schools look for superintendent
The Prescott School Board approved a ary budget for 1976-77 at a meeting Thursday
PRESCOTT $571,028 prelim night
The 1975-76 budget totaleii $549.138, according to Supt Lloyd Olson,
‘Undoubtedly there will be some adjustments," Olson said. "But this will be close "
In other business, the board accepted the resignation of Niels Peterson, English and French high sc hool instructor Paterson has accepted a teaching position with the East VlUty Sc hool District in Spokane, Olson said
By JIM CARLTON Of the Union-Bulletin
MILTON-FREEWATER The two school districts in Milton-Freewater will meet in special session Tuesday to discuss hiring a new school superintendent
E R Miller, superintendent of the Milton-Freewater Elementary and McLoughlin Union High School Districts, announced to the two school boards thus week that he is resigning June 30
Miller has taken a job as superintendent of the Canby Sc hool District in western Oregon.
According to Earl Brown, chairman of the high school board of directors, the board was not surprised with Miller’s resignation.
We weren't really surprised," he said "We had to postpone one of our regular meetings so he could be interviewed for the job,”
However, >rown said, the board did not
know that Miller would submit his letter of resignation at a special meeting of the two boards Tuesday night.
"That meeting was called to discuss a personnel matter concerning the two districts," Brown said
Brown also said he hoped that Miller could have a new tax levy proposal ready before he left.
Lewis Key, chairman of the elementary board of directors, also said that board was not surprised with Miller’s resignation.
"Until we have the meeting Tuesday, we won t know what way to go,” Key said.
He said the two boards would discuss several alternatives at the meeting
He said because there has been criticism about the districts having too many administrators, the boards would study the possibility of a superintendent-principal combination -
"This would probably york out in the high
school, but it puts the* elementary district out on a limb because we have three principals ” Key said
If we did that, wed need a business manager for the two districts," he added
Key emphasized that this is just one out of a number of possibilities, and no decisions will be made until Tuesday night
He also said he hoped Miller would have a levy ready to submit to voters before he left
Miller said today that he will do everything possible to have a new levy ready before he left "I’m taking my job here seriously until I leave on June 30,” he said The superintendent also said that he was upset with an article in Thursday’s Umon-Bulletin about his resignation The article said that the U-B had not been notified, as required by the Oregon Open Meetings law, of the special rneetim Tuesday night ▼
It also said that Miller never mentioned resignation when he talked to a repu luesday night about levy-elect ion results the two districts
1 thought it (the article) was vary po Miller said.
N ou weren t notified because I slipped that s all," he said.
The superintendent said he was concei about the levy defeats Tuesday night and di think hcs resignation was important
My resignation really wasn’t importan that time," he said Miller also said he did what was require« the open-meetmgs law
I posted the special meeting and noti our local newspaper.” Miller said
1 hat s all that s required of me," he add' The local newspaper he referred to is Milton-Freewater Valley Herald, which published Wednesday, after the gne meeting /