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r top students was be one of the of Othello High of 1974 gradu- Wednes- 130 seniors were diplomas Commencement for 8 p.m. in the gYmnasium. A move the gradua- inside was unstable during the evening by school officials. Hatings received both a $200 alumni association scholarship from Eastern Washington State College and a special Andrew Price Schol- arship Trust Fund grant for employees of National Bank. The scholarship is for $500 for each of four years of college. Other scholarships included Jason Goertz, $450 to Whitman College; Vicki Gearheart, $320 to Brigham Young University; Mark Dan- class, ielson, $1,400 from National one of the Presbyterian Church to Whit- in the schoolworth College; Julie Holland, to set a record $50 athletic award toColumbia A total Basin diplomas in school record. College; and Chris Hansen, $100 science award to Ricks College. speakers sche- graduates at night exer- instructor valedictorian and saluta- Valentine. on the program g of recipients of awards and on several worth of offered by local P scholar award, faculty, went who had a 3.99 in his four years entine of the award. has served during the named the ser- Jason d the leaders of service group, activities award. the top athlete Schutte, ipionship March. CITIZENSHIP AWARD WINNERS - Teresa Beer and Shawn Logan, McFarland Junior High 1974 Citizenship Award winners, hold the plaque on which their names are inscribed. Making the awards to the students during the school eighth grade promotion Wednesday morning were 15 cents per copy OTHELLO, WASHINGTON IN THE HEART OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN offered and their re- follow: Phi, $300 - Carol and Julie lab, $250 - Ingrid and ~'C~Fol"~ ~4 faculty members Fred Miner, leR, and Bill Peters. Two eighth grade students are selected by members of the faculty annually to receive the special citizenship awards. Miss Beer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Beer, and Logan the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Logan. VOL. XXV NO. 23 THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1974 Plans to attempt to find a solution to the numerous ecological problems facing the residential areas south and west of Othello were announc- ed here Wednesday by the Othello Chamber of Com- merce. "The mechanics are done," Foulkes said. "Virtually all that is needed is to just sign a resolution." Need Stressed Other members of the Chamber of Commerce ex- pressed concern over why During their regular lun-the state aren't doing some- cheon meeting- the last of the thing about the situation at summer season- the Chamber present. members voted to set up aThe area under consider- committee to work on the ation has problems with a high problems facing the area.water table. Both wells and In attacking the matter, the septic tanks are reportedly Chamber is hoping to solve troubled with the water table. problems which both the City The Chamber will drop bi- of Othello and Adams county weekly luncheon meetings for commissioners have been the summer, but will be having mullingover for several years, regular board meetings on the Officials announced that the first Tuesday of each month Chamber board of directors during July and August. The will make up the committee board meetings are open to the which will make a thorough public. study of the problems facing the area this summer. Questions Eyed Involved will be a look at sewer and water problems and consideration will be given as to whether annexation by the Installation of piping now city might be one solution. The underway will delay the Chamber also plans to deter- opening of the municipalmine if grants might be avail- swimming pool about a week, able for water and sewer work City officials reported Wed- in the area, and if an LID nesday, would be financially possible. Treasurer Hazel Gallinger During the meeting, Kenny said that repair work is now Foulkes, former county corn- underway and hopes are to missioner, told the Chamber have it completed by June 15. members that two years ago "We hope to have the pool in the county was already to go operation before that date, but on development of a water and feel reasonably sure it can be sewer district for the area. ready by next weekend," Mrs. He said that all of the Gallinger said. "The pipe has engineering has been corn- arrived and the city crews are pleted. gett!ng it in just as fast as they can. Plane Crashes At Airport; Pilot Unhurt City officials found the pipe repairs necessary when they began operations to get the pool ready for the summer last month. e Mrs. Gallinger said pool potato processing plants. ticket prices will be the same A Connell man reportedlyPort officials explained that as last year with season tickets escaped injury at the Othello representatives of local potato available at the city office. Municipal Airport Fridayprocessing plants have been She also announced that when the plane he was piloting invited to be in attendance at Linda Derrick, former local crash landed. resident, has been hired as the Adams ~ur~ ~b~iffs the meeting. In an announcement made coach for the local swim J, va,ni ~ "~p~r~ t~~ ~ixe~. last mont~ on theNew process, this summer. Miss Derrick, wing, single-engine A meeting to explore the possibilities of local applica- tion of the "soap from potato waste" is scheduled here this Saturday. Officials of the Othello Port Commission announced that a meeting has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Com- munity Savings meeting room on the subject. Scheduled to be present at the meeting is E.W. Ady of Kennewick. A partner in the Baker-Ady Inc. firm," Ady has developed \a process from which soap ~pd cleaning mat- erials can be manufactured with the use of waste from Association of Women, $100 recipient, and alternate. Ind Professional - Kerry Boyd, Coralee Dellin- $300 Carl and Kenny aircraft officials of the Kennewick firm who is the daughter of Mr. and was piloted by Robert Krug of reported that "considering its Mrs. Cecil Derrick, of Othello, Connell. The accident occurr- low cost, low phosphate con- will also be employed a half ed about 8 p.m. test, high biodegradability, day as an assistant to Mike Ben Kirkpatriek of Othello and that the fact that it is Lang in the summer recrea- Flying Service, w~o witnessed prepared from waste products tion program, the crash reported one of the of another industry, the soap The swim coach, who is a plane's tires blew as it was appears to have a good graduate of Othello High landing. Theplanewentoffthe potential of capturing a School, has been teaching for runway, crossed the taxiway significant portion of the soap the past several years in and rolled over a four-foot and detergent market." Federal Way. embankment. $400- NEW SIGN FOR SCOOTNEY SPRINGS-An attractive, row from left are Francis Ochoa, Sandra Roylance, Dorcas Ron Hardt and Jim Davis Dupties said the plane's left City CI recipient, with rustic, natural wood sign was installed at Scootney Springs Gearheart, Danny Haws and Tina Dye. Kneeling are Jody have been hired as swimming wing was crumpled, the e a n -u p Elementary last week through the efforts of the fifth grade Coats, Eiasia Villarreal and Lori Williams. Standing are pool managers for the sum-propeller bent and the nose cati,,n Associ- pod government. Money for the sign was raised through a Lisa Cadengo, Christi Wyman, Tim Brandvold and Susan mer. gear collapsed. Damages were Effort Termed nice Hysjulien, talent show in November and other projects. Pod governor Snyder. Red Cross swimming les- estimated at several thousand ! and Jan Roylance, Kenny Sheiton is seated in the center. Senators in the front sions will get underway on dollars. $150-Jean . Md.~eff~g Sef july8 Big Success and Wil- EE_m..tL ~_. alternate. UJl nlgRWay Final city crew work on the P this week of the Commun- Chamber of Commerce of- city-wide cleanup is scheduled recipi- ficials announced this week i accordingin the neXttoCOUplecity Supervisorf weeks, , ~ Schutte, al- that the group will have 7 Ed Meek. representatives in attendance W.B. "Red" at a district highway meeting The Othello Jaycees, under and received the 100 per cent Meek, who had high praise Scholarship, for the community response to ~s, recipient, Tennis and open gym will through July. in size and parents should call set for next Monday, June 10, the new leadership of Larry pin. the city-wide effort here three The boys tennis will be 8 to 488-2650 to register, in Moses Lake. 'Mattson, recently installed Installed as treasurer was weeks ago, noted that city ai, alternate, launch the 1974 Othello 10a.m. at Lions park followed A fast pitch softball clinic Officials explained that the officers and presented awards Pat Pearson. Pearson, whocrews will be completing the Moose, $100- summer recreation program recipient, and no here next week with a busy by the girls tennis from 10 to will be held June 24 to 26 at local delegation will be seeking at the annual installation served the last year as state work as soon as time allows. ' schedule of activities planned 11 a.m. All age groups are Lions park with Jess Cruzen answers on the delay of banquet. ' director, was named the out- ~iety of Othello duringthe next three months, invited and some rackets will as instructor, construction start on the five Mattson, beginning his se- standing jaycee 0f the year for "We were able to put in three or four steady days right ~Greg Hastings, according to Community be furnished., Scheduted for Aug. 5to7isa miles of Highway 24 south to condyearinJaycees, wasalso 1973-74. In addition, Pearson after the clean-up week, but ,uallielson, $125; School Director Mike Lang. The women s tennis will be golf clinic for girls and boys. It the Sage Hill road. awarded outstanding localwas outstanding Jaycee of the ~Oertz and Ingrid Ling said the full schedule from 11 to noon at Lions park will be held at 9 a.m. at the Reconstruction of the Pot- chairman and was the co-re- first quarter and received a now have too many problems 'hates. for the summer is still being with beginners welcome. McFarland track. Gil Johnson 'hol~s canal bridge two miles cipient of the first year Jaycee 100 per cent pin. with the swimming pool ed Occupationsprepared with the~ firstOpen gym is set from 1 to 3 and Ron Hardt will be instruc- south of Othello was slated as award. Mattson and his wife, Scott Wallace, a newcomerrepairs and preparation of the Bruce Trescott, activities scheduled to get p.m. at the McFarland Junior tors with some clubs provided, the first phase of the project Linda, were named Jaycee to Jaycees, w~ installed as baseball and softball fields," underway next Monday. High school with the activities BasketballEvents and~was to have been started couple of the year. secretary, and Terry Hollen- Meek said. "We have an area erGrants A basketball ch,~ic is also during the past year. Installed as first vice presi- beck assumed his first position north of Main we hope toget to ~her scholarship "Other activities will be to include ping pong, badmin- offered throughout, the sum- ton, trampoline and basket- planned by Daryl Preuninger dent, Bruce Jones was also in Jaycees as state director, in the next few days." also announced mer, Lang said. For infor-ball. for fourth through sixth LOSS Set at $300 awarded first year Jaycee re- Other awards saw presen- Meek cailed the clean-up the mation on coming activities, SpecialEvents graders with no date set as cognition and was listed as tationofoutstandingJayceeof best he has seen in his15 years Rea~ied look for posters in the local Four special events are yet. Thieves took $300 in loot in a outstanding Jaycee of thethe second quarter to outgoing here. stores and schedules in The already on the summer Also on the schedule is pair of robberies which have third quarter. In addition, president Rick Lamb. Lynnbeen "The as turnout big as some may expected, not have ~[?~9 Outlook'. schedule for youngsters with summer basketball for high occurred here in the past Jones was awarded the 100 Olsen received the man mile but it wasmuch better than in Boys', girls' and women's others to be added later Lang school age boys. The program week, according to sheriffs per cent pin for outstanding award for miles traveled for tennis and open gym will all said. will start June 11 and feature deputies, contributions to the Jaycees the good of the Othello the past,' he said. "Everyone Community get underway Monday and run Arts and crafts for children two games each evening at the Peggy Peterson, Star Route throughout the year. Jaycees. Olseri also was toreallYthankWrkedall of theWell'workersWe wantand will be offeredJune24to26at High School gym. Boys in-East, said a gasoline engine Being installed as secondpresented with the 100 perthe persons who donated m making the High School art room. terested in participatingworth about $160 was taken vice president for the 1974-75 cent pin. J~y~J,~ PI~ Activities for five through should call 488-2650 to regis- from the pump of her spray ),bar was Dick Keeney who Key Man Award went to equipment." meet- will to make when of several in cele- reported event appearing goodwill ges- Othello Lind and and by the last coun- pro-tern, of eight year olds will be from 10 ter. to 11 a.m. with nine to 12 year olds participating from 11 a.m. The annual fireworks dis- to noon. Classes will be limited play is planned as the only July 4th celebration here next month by the Othello Jaycees. Officials of the local organi- zation, which began sponsor- ship of an Old Fashioned July 4th celebration in the com- munity about five years ago, said lack of participation is the reason for cancelation a/the other activities. During the last couple of years the parade and after- noon of games in the Lions park have not attracted large crowds. The Jaycees emphasized that they will be retaining the fireworks display, which has become a traditional part of the local holiday. The display will be financed again this year through the sate of safe and sane fireworks. Plans call for opening of the Jaycee booth adjacent to Akin'J Thrift on June 26. City Mishap Damages High Extensive damages were reported from a pair of two-car accidents which occurred in the city this week. Police reported that vehic- les driven by Harold E. Atnip, 22, 501 Scootney, and Bradley Yancey, 17, collided at 5th and Main about 1:30 p.m. V~ednes- day. Damages were listed at $100 to the 1968 model Atnip car and $350 to Yancey's 1970 auto. No" injuries were re- ported. In an accident Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. cars driven by Kenneth M. Whitney, 50, Portland, and Jerry L. Sulli- van, 33, Royal Star Route, collided at 4tb ~nd Maiv Ling also noted that adults interested in summer horse- shoe and tennis tournaments should call 488-2650 to sign up. i tank. was awarded the outstanding Rick Jackson along with the Frank Ochoa, Steele road, project award for work on the 100 per cent pin. Additional reported approximately $140 Junior Miss pageant. Keeney 100 per cent awards were in hand tools were taken from also was named outstanding awarded to Ivan Whitney and his residence, jaycee for the fourth quarter Hugh Rettkowski. NEW JAYCEE OFFICERS - Installation was held recently for the new officers of the Othello Jaycees. Pictured from left are Scott Wallace, socretary; Pat Pearson, treasurer; Larry Mattson, president; Dick Kenney, second vice president; Terry HoHenbeck, state diree~,~r! and Bruee Jones, first vice president. Dorthea Foulkes, who coor- dinated the clean-up effort, also drew a special "thank you" from the Chamber of Commerce this week. Home and School Thefts Reported Two thefts are under investigation here according to Othello Police. Officers said Doug Harvey, 602 S. 3rd, reported a .22 caliber revolver, ammunition and hunting knife with a total value of $70 were taken from his home during the @eekend. Police said the home was entered through a bedroom window. Saturday police discovered a break-in at the office of Lutacaga Elementary. Miss- ing items included a micro- phone, keys, a flag and phone jack. Entry was gained by breaking out a window in the back of the building.