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. LYNN OLSEN TED MUSCOTT OTHELLO SEA T KENNY FOULKES C.R. LOCHMILLER OPENING AUG. 27 Spriag :ort 14ca aa With less than two weeks remaining 'until doors on Othello schools will swing open for another year, local officials announced plans for pre-school registration here Wednesday. Officials said all five Othello school offices will be open beginning next Monday, Aug. 12. with secretaries on duty from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Persons desiring information should contact the school their children will be attending. All new students in the community are also urged to get registered during the coming week with stgnup to be completed at the school where they will be attending class. Cla~ses are schedaled to get tmderway on Tuesday, Aug. 27, v, ith a full-day session slated All staff members will be back on (!uty beginning Monday. Aug. 26. At Othello tfigh School, all new students were urged to register as "soon as possible". Principal Robert Johnson said all returmng students have been pre-registered and advance signup will be re- quired only if they plan to change schedules. tie said schedule changes can be made by juniors and seniors on Aug. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 pro. Freshmen and sophomores may make changes the fol- lowing day at the same times. Johnson said no changes will be allowed later than noon Aug. 23 with the class schedules to be forwarded to the computer at that time. race for Hays and Foulkes filed early spot on the Adamslast week, with Lockmiller board of commis- entering the race on Wed- zville last nesday and Muscott and Olsen set up a filing just prior to the deadline the position last Friday. the November ballot. Both Hays and Foulkes had commissioner for 10 years, moved to Othello from the Sand Hills area last year. He announced late in July that he would seek the position. Olsen VOL. XXV NO. 32 Olsen, 34, is the local Exxon -- retail and wholesale petrol- ~=_=__=_~2_==_:.__:_: ]5 cents per copy OTHELLO, WASHINGTON - IN THE HEART OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1914 Current plans for destruc- tion of the present tennis courts in the development plan for Lions park were opposed by the Othello Chamber of Commerce board of directors in action here Tuesday. The Chamber board mem- bers voted to send a letter to park board chairman Jiri Vanourek requesting that the plans be changed to keep the will include two announced their candidacy for eum dealer and also has a ~ ~ and three Re- the position prior to the filing custom potato harvesting Park Meeting k. ' for the seatperiod, with the entrantsoperation. He has been in Gordon Hays.coming as a surprise. Othello for 17 years and has Set ,,. two courts. The current plans opposed in the .... ..... been a member of the city r.may city councilman flays wno nas nero tne ..... call for the two courts to be ' .... ~ ~t ouncn ann planmng com- commlssmner positron mr tne ...... A special meeting of the demolished and replaced by nan Lynn Olsen ....... mission mr severm years, rle Othello Park Board has been four new facilities. past mw years ~s a reureo ublican aspirants ~ ., " , ~s currently the mayor pro-tem scheduled for this Friday, In other action, the Cham- emmissionerryland farmerKennyand ~arvmieg ~ehai~maPre:fet~Y fOAcuvem"mt irs ber officials took a look at the a r theCity of Othello.ff chairman Jiri Vanourek an- progress of the group s study insuranceman C.R.,bard. and, announced ..... early ne~ is" a pastCmmU~vresmentl Yam1 ~'tne'' nounced today. Aided by at least a this week resulted from ations. He also noted that both of problems in the area located ~r and funeral dir- rest year ne woum ne seeking 0 ~"- J-" -ee- -"'~ :" - loI Vanourek said the purpose temporary break in extremely extremely high temperatures the school district, and city south and west of the city. , the,,. ~y~ ~ ~.u ,~ a o~, of the meeting will be to dis- hot temperatures,Cityof and the fact that both Car- have not been watering lawns u Port manager Tedre-emctmn. ..... senator. Officials reported that in- . roumes, wno serves as a Olsen stated that he feels cuss the new engineering con- Othello wells were able to nation Foods and Chef Reddy during the past few days. - eluded in the study are the ~llllO T~lll--~1" dl~| with his experience as antract for the Inter-Agency "catch up during the past 24 ran through the weekend. HeThere are no plans at the water and sewage problems, Ihelllle ~,ll~ Othello city councilman, he is Committee on Outdoor Re- hours and help ease the critical said that both plants plan to present time to put a ban on the closing of the dump area I = qualified to represent the creation improvementproject water picture, city spokesmen shutdown this weekend, and lawn watering or put city located in the Canal Tracts and IF~ 41~ll11~ ,. scheduled for Lions park.reported here Wednesday this should give a chance to residents on a rationing basis UthD~--II e[ town and surrounolng area mCharles Munson, project morning, push the tank levels evenfor their water use. according workforan underpass on west _ _ the commissioner position. w We were able to get thehigher, to Meek. ~dl~lll~lllJl~lllilD Muscott engineer is leaving Futerel Main at the Milwaukee U~IIIIlUlIII~ Muscott, 53, is currently Associate of Seattle and the ianks up l7 feet last night and The city supervisor also , WatchingCIosely Railroad tracts. ~ ....... manager of the Othello Port board has been considering if feel we gained some on the low credited the two plants with ' We're watching the pumpsMembers announced that Gordon Hays, county commis- lILLE District and has held nurner- it should leave the contract pressure situation we were helping ease the water short- awfully close and feet we'll bewill While past year and a half, announc- ous other commumty" pos with Futerelor shiftto facing early this week," city age through careful conser alcight if the weather co- sinner, be asked to the appear o. 3 commissioner .... ed he will not be a candidate luons ..... r~e serves as mayor oI ~ Munson. ' supervisor Ed Meek reported vation steps in their oper-operates and city residents at the first luncheon meeting Was getting lots of ior re-emcuon. - - ,; ....... The meeting will be held at 8 Wednesday. " use conservationin theirof the fall on Sept. 4 to review last week other .......... Otheno mr nee ano a nal~ what steps the county has rmng rrmay for ~ne pos- . . - p.m. at the council chambers at Meek said that if the cooler I% I kl_____ __[ w:~ter use," Meek said. Ritzvillemn waSinsuranceman.rete bemvre,Le_a ..... ~' . the City Hall. weather remains and the I~o]~n ~am ea The city supervisor saidwater and sewer problems in fffices had few takers ...... ' years and prmr to that was on taken toward solvingthe the c~ty council He was on the e closing of the filing - - ~i" ". zevre, a r~epuoncan, wsu oe ......;;---- down as scheduled this To IOn Post city wellwillbeconnectedand the area. ia Phtscal);. office here ......... - anaPrt comrmsSmna~so nas serve~mr tWOonYearStne ~------------------------ potato processing plants shut -- .- -- t h~,re is no chance that the new unopposed for the assessor .... Also coming for discussion .... park ooaro zor many years weekend, the city should be .... v .... on the city system in time to posluon. . .. o .t o , " able to build back up its water help ~lynewfacetappear .... .~nauve oi ~ne~poKane a" ~'| f I'~ ]] with "the crisis this at the meeting was the SCene was forthet l~oneLomes~ ~ " " " "" ~ O ].~T ~=,~eT ~eaay summer. Contractors are still housing shortage facing the ......... areane serveo mthe r~avy storagein the two standpipes. of county assessor, lne omy contes~ mr court- during World War II and took T~o'W~y |~ce! Meek said that the water awaiting the arrival of the Othello area at present. ger Marshall, whohouse" positions was set early t r ...... level in tanks was at a low of 21 AppointmentofJohn Dolan,column for the pump with Members noted that many "' ..rranclscomr ua y tralnlngrte openeoln ~antne T. lastweek, w~ththe fflmgoftwo ...... f]~/ feet Tuesday, before the 52, as general manager of Chef installation of the entirepeople, who are employed Frl for the Republmans for the positron of ~ .. ~,' ..... here. live out of the area o tioo wi e . re ea.n d the level 17 feet during the here last week by P.~. " c~nnctYmC~:n~" Mildred Wo A close two-contestant race ~i,:!b,, He ,oted that even at " ~-~-~ " '! .... o,h" heart least another able housing, particularly ....... " have three children, all living o ~ . zagv.a,,=.~.. .... ,: . ....... ~ ~ ~ ~ ..... rentals. macn will t)e opposeo oy ~,,. ........ promises to go right down to ~,e ")z-runt level, the ~.,Lj, ~m Doiaa,, .~.uo an:, oeea ,viu.'," ,:,: . ~:., ~ L~: !ic~ ~ ,. Fr~ances Kembel _ RitzvPp.~ m L~neuo. ~v~uso~ m also a the wire in the 1974 Outlook has about 750,000 gallons of the local processing firm for could be in use," Meek said. Fina~cmg p~u,~,..~ ~'v~ h id ,a ~," charter member of the Othello legit secretary. Rotar Club subscription contest which water in storage, three years and was serving as ~r__, _,~&~,~_~J~ discussed with investigation of All other county offices'will ,,. y ", ..... ends here Friday. ' He explained the biggestplant operations manager, q~l~||~&~|~ mobile home requirements in cc ents ......... i'm a canamate oecause i The contest will close at 5 problem is pressure, with city replaces Glen Chambers, 53, a~ * -- , De wltnout concests un- the city as a possible avenue of ...... " . hope to give the county and ,t -~arold Othello e' ormC 'to r[Othello residents better rep- p.m. this Friday with the top lines holding only about 10 corporation president. '- i~ramngs to he ping ease the situation ln!r~ knee and head . . ey ..... , resentation and if elected to salesman scheduled to win a pounds of pressure at the Chambers, who had been ~ _ ~__ , A nominating committee of r~)w:~ln::sr fujisound an b__u nesslike new 10-speed bicycle. 20-foot level, with the local firm for l2 years, most ::ea r MaxWebb, Norm Coulter and a bicycle-car ~tnCUamu~ren~]~i~.e~ ~_...__il.~ Cement tod allS~matters Onthebasisofsubscriptions Weekend Run Hurts cited personal reasons in his : Carl Klingeman was named. luesday even- man R.W. Snowden for sheriff J g ...... )lice report .... concerning tne ~axpayer, turned in through the second Meek said the crisis early resignation. He reported heA drawing contest for The committee will report at and recumbent Rmhard Miller Muscott re-orted week ending last Friday, has no plans to announce at youngsters aimed at attract- the Sept. 4 meeting. ;e:iC JaY Jhn for prosecuting attorney.All1, was taken L~aenmmer:eP" "7; Wade Thompson remained the hef sProbed this time' althugh he expects ing interest fr the 1974 West M T _t -- to continue as a director of District Adams County Fair anf'[~ ~ ~~llar~eu are Repubhcans :1 Community " A resident of Othello since leader with 5,850 points. MacarWaS knocked Justice Posts tained1951' Lochmiller has main- However, right behind him is ..R~~'~f~ several potato trade groups in was announced here this driven by' Final filings also brought no a real estate and John Oord with 5,050 points. "=ruties which he is involved, week. In"''-.nett Here 21, Othello. contests for justice of the insurance office here for many The one with the most points Dolan came to Othello from Fair director Joyce Rick- peace positions. J.R. Lock- years. He and his wife have asof5 p.m. Friday willwin the Adams County sheriffs Pennsylvania in 1971 and was man reported that the contest An Othelloman was booked deputies are investigating the burglary last week of an apartment in the Othello Labor Camp. Deputies said Jesus Mar- tinez reported Monday morn- ing that hs unit at the camp had been entered. Reported missing were a 19-inch por- table television, vacuum cleaner, rug shampoo ma- chine, phonograph, portable fan and other items. Deputies are also investi- gating the theft of two stereo speakers and a tank of gasoline from a car belonging to Mrs. Laxura Zable of the Othello Manor Trailer Court. The theft occurred sometime Fri- day night. formerly employed by Pull- man Inc. and White Motor Company. Two Attend AlP Session Two Othello residents have been named alternate dele- gates to the 1974 national convention of the American Independent Party scheduled in Chicago this weekend Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Besherse of Othello will be attending the AIP session set for Aug. 9 to 11 as alternates for the Washington delega- tion. will be open to all children through age 10, and consist of a drawing with crayons on a 9 by 12 inch sheet of paper. "We want you to tell us about the fair and what you like best about fairs," Mrs. Rickman said. She said entries should have the youngster's name, birth- date and school on the back of the picture with all entries to be mailed to Box 450, Othello, before Aug. 31. The ten entries judged best will be awarded a season ticket to the fair, with all of the pictures to beon display at the fair. All of the pictures will become property of the Adams County Fair Board. here Monday on grand larceny and possession of stolen property charges following a burglary at Evergreen Imple- ment. Adams County Sheriffs deputies reported that charges are pending against Glenn Wayne Todd, Route 1, Othello, on the two charges. They reported that more than $1,400 worth of items taken from Evergreen were recovered when ,Todd was arrested Monday afternoon about a mile south of Othello on Radar road. Deputies said the stolen property included tools, tires, digger chain, jumper cables and numerous other items. the a'c- about 8:30 was driving position now held by Charles Davidson, With city police ]try accidentjudge Lewis J. Colburn 8 p.m. at running for the local spot held 3rd and by Fred Bliss. Both Bliss and persons were Davidson did not file for collision, re-election. a 1974 sedan Also unopposed for justice M. Chide- of the peace positions are Alva with a Lightbody of Ritzville and Edward Schmidt of Lind. Labor The only precinct com- ester and four mitteeman filings by la~tt Friday were in the Republican to the local column. They included Kenny Foulkes of Othello and Miss ear received Womach and Irene McMurray and the of Ritzville. The precinct filing Was totally period continues for another week and will close on Aug. 16. miller is seeking the Othello three children, all married, bicycle, with portable radios to be awarded to the second and third place finishers in the event. The two leaders ended last week far ahead of the other contestants. Point totals there are Tony Garcia, 1,400; Lynn Olsen, 750; Nancy Ann Briggs, 500; Marcie Krupa, 400; Darlene DeCoria, 350; Jolene DeCoria, 350; Meg Leliefeld, 350; Robert Lopez, 300; and Bruce Jones, 100. Salesmen receive points on the basis of their sales, and in addition to the prizes receive commissions of 50 cents for renewals and $1 for every new subscription sold. two still living in Othello and one in Denver, Colo. Lochmiller reports he has considered the office of county commissioner for some time past, but until now did not feel that he could devote the necessary time that he be- lieves the office should have given to it. "I would consider myself somewhat on the conservative side, but also believe that an open mind is in order to cope with the many changes coming about," the candidate said. "I also feel that new people should become much more interested in the various government offices." I - Three firemen and volunteers spray water into the baring hay e~d of the Kent Farms hay barn shortly after the fire started about 2 p.m. li~at from the blaze can be seen melting the metal sides of the structure. Losses from a massive hay- Flames had spread almost barn fire here last Thursday completely across the north were still being totaled up end of the barn by the time the early this week by the owners, first fire trucks had arrived Spokesmen for Kent Farmsand the firemen then worked reported Wednesday that the to keep the blaze from hay loss from the fire is spreading to the back end of expected to total $28,000 with the barn. the building loss still being Volunteers and farm em- determined, ployees were able to save The fire, which started about two-thirds of the baled about 2 p.m. last Thursday at and chopped hay which was the Kent Farms location five stored in the building. miles due north of Othello, 400 Tons Lost completely destroyed one end Jerald Kent reported Wed- of a new 120 by 300 foot barn nesday that about 400 tons of and the hay it contained, hay were destroyed in the/"we All Units at Scene and that farm employees have The blaze, one of the largest put out three or four new f'wes in the local area.for many in the smouldering remains years, was fought by allduring the past week. equipment owned by the He expressed appreciation Adams County Fire Pro- to the work of the firemen and teetion District No. 5, as well Volunteers in their success at as units from Warden. As many as seven fire trucks were on the scene during the peak of the blaze. Cause of the fire was reported to be sparks from a welder's torch. The welder was reportedly finishing in- stallation work on the new barn which, was just con- structed this summer. He was employed by the contractor. saving part of the barn and much of the hay. He noted that many of the volunteers spent most of the night "Thursday, mopping up and patrolling the fire. Kent indicated that the hay stored in the building was not insured. The Kent Farms operation is owned by Golden Kent and four sons. MOPPING UP - A front loader scoops up hay to make 'Tire break" between still smoldering hay and unburned hay at the Kent Farms barn as firemen man "mopping up* hoses in the background. [More pictures on page 3.]