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RILYN MORGAN IS HONORED QUEEN Southwest Spokane County&apos;s Community Newspaper Cheney, Washington, Friday, January 2, 1953 / i 5oloist with the Harvard instru- mental a n d glee clubs. During World War II he served as a naval lieutenant in the South Pacific and while recuperating at the naval hospital in New Orleans, he wa:; emda,ed twice for appearances as t soloist under Isler Solomon with the Single Copy Ten Cents Cheney Merchants Foresee Bright Future for 1953 Louis Roney, Cheney Boy Honored Predict Sound Prosperity; Noted Tenor, For Athletic Prowess Fear No Downward Trend Dale Farrington, who is station- ed with the armed forces in Eng- How about business prospects for 19537 He Jan 5 land. has been participating in gen- Do you think this year will be as good as last year? re  -- eral sports with outstanding ability Do you have any fear of a recession? in England, Germany, France and These were questions The Free Press put to some Cheney Louis goney, brilliant young Scotland. merchants this week, and their replies are reassur/n.q. No, they tenor, will be featured in a con- He was named one ofthe out- can see no sign of a recession. The national income picture is cert at Cheney Monday night as the standing athletes in baseball, bas- excellent. Defense spending is still on, employment is at a record third attraction of the Community ketball and football and his name high, and it's going to continue that way during 1953. Concert series, Mrs. W. L. Rowles, selected as one of the 10 to be That's the way they picture pros- I ...... president of the association, has placed on a bronze plaque for mil- p'ects for the new year. One mer-lern Washington colle?,e assures it announced, itary athletes. He is the son of chant predicts surprises for con-]a healthy and steady growth. Roney, who mace his New York iMr. and Mrs. err Farrington of sumers in better goods at the low-t Farmers in this area are the most debut in 1948 when he sang the]Fis h lake. His parents received est prices, t progressive in the nation and have role of CaaIadosm m Tosca has process of completmn and there ' ' . ' " " ." " ," -" word at. Christmas time that he ..................... Here's what they say: I never failed to bring in a harvest. appeared with the Minneaplis andland histeam would return to Ger-lThree Are Injured w.S. Bernard, Hansen's Hard- Cattle and hog prices should San Francisco symphony orches- many in a few weeks for a basket- |n T .r I.rm  ' " ' ware--We are very optimistic for l strengthen b5 spring. , ... --.. .,.w. .,.u..o Several new homes are In the tras. He also has toured with the/},pll eries I " 1953, especially the first half. De-[ ' .'" " ' Wagner Opera company in fts pro-I  - ! A two-car smash near Sprague fense spending is still on the rise] . ' . auction of Gounod's "Romeo and Blue Bird Groups , 111 be more built next 3ear ,Juliet," I Monday resulted in the injury of  and employment is at a record high. " " " l I The the dark spots for 53 are three persons. We expect very little change from " ' A native of Atlanta, Roney stud-ICelebrate Birthdays ! Kenneth Eakright, 18, Seattle, i,52" {the same as for '52--the Korean !Arnold Eakright, and Crystal Wil- ied at Harwtrd and while there was .... I war and Uncle Joe- your guess is "i'ile Fly Hi Blue Bird group met l ... .......... , E. H. Wagner, ncney uepart-i is od as mine .... .  _ o I SOIl, l%llZVllle SUllerefl neac1 an0  . _ i ; 4V l!lUr:qGay oerore Christmas to corn-I" ' ment tore--I see a sounuer pros-, ........ i ..... le injuries  i vmtor (e, ete) w Ison, wcor wil- nlete handier.ft gifts They eele-! '., ", . /perity ahead in mv crystal ball ...... : ,l 1, ,  j, 1 " " P 1  Tne ceona ear was oriven by I-  91 i .  .... 'son gency---rem estate prospects Drateo ale oiru]Gays ot naron  E xou xon t nave co ngnt or more are lookin  u-) foI the comin~-,-- Merilyn Wilson 30 of Ritzville !   v, Beck Bonita Morrison and Linda  ",  ,' ' . '1 and more dollars to hot d your mostly due to a relaxation of cred '  l'aLrolman ricnard Boraverdt l'e- I ..... , " i stanuara oI hvlng. Anu on top of its. The Pacific Northwest is in a coming and progressive spot. Business ought to be ver:f good this Ro[ze.":< The next :leetinR is plan-lported. I ned for Jan. 8. i The Blue Bell Blue Birds and l ............... Salt, Judy Gibson, Kay Gardner, i and lmmched his career with a Marie Hartley, Darlene Freeman; lhi.hly successful debut in Atlanta: senior custodian, Patricia McCor-I in 19{8 with the Minneapolis sym- that, as a consumer you're going , to get a bonus. The manufacturers things at the lowest prices. Nolan, Brown, Brown &Holter iMotor---We are optimisti about I the business outlook for 1953. The COMMUNITY CONCERT SET FOR JAN. 5 frictional income picture is excel- land producers have some surprises coming year. in store for you in the form of ...................................... better goods. And you can bet your 51 Are Drawn kitchen sink that your Cheney mer- chants and dealers will be bending every effort to bring you these Forl Chancy IIMatilyn Morgan Is Installed orchestra. Singing B/t,c Birds ,,'ill hold reg- [ After meeting concert star Grace ular meetings again on Tuesday, i Moore in 1946, Roney took her ad- Jan. < IIHonored Queen of Bethel 17' Members of Cheney Lions club i vice and went to New York to . !study for an opera career under were present at the downtown !his present teacher, Renato Beb' Christmas tree "or the carolling by Colorful @remonies marked the Henden; musician, Mary , Betty i lint The following year Roney won I these three groups and treated each semi-annual installation of Brown; five messengers, Esta Lee !Atlanta's Marvin McDonald award one with an ice cream bar. 17 of Job's Daughters here I ............................. Saturday evening in the Masonic temple. mick; junior custodian, Marilyn phony, singing arias of Piceini and i Spencer;' inner guard, Helen Hen- Gounod. sen; outer guard, Barbara McKay: I assistant recorder, Lois McKinley. ........ The new queen, Marilyn Morgan, Nine EW Students intr0du0ed her p00rents, 00nd[Make Key Society Mr& F. H. Morgan, and the past i matrons of the Eastern Star as I Nine Eastern Washington Coi- l special guests and presented each with a gift. Past matrons respond- ed. Amy Jo, retiring queen, present- ed the queen's jewelled pin to queen Marilyn and was in turn presented the past queen's pin by the new honored queen. Senior and junior princesses' pins were presented to Janice MacQuarrie and Carolyn Diciknson. Rooms of the Temple were at- tractively decorated in white bas- kets of white chrysanthemums and Christmas greens. A large purple anniversary candle on the desk was a gift from Helen Beall, past guar- dian. More than 150 persons were present from the Inland Empire and various parts of the state. Refreshments were served in the downstairs dining room where the table was beautiful in a crescent of tallwhite tapers, red carnations and white New Year's bells, with lege of Education students have qualified for membership in Key, scholastic honorary. To qualify for membership in Key, students must record an av- erage of B or above for six quarters of college study, three of which must be done at EWCE. Named for membership following the close of the fall quarter are Sally Bigham, Opportunity; Joan Flomer and Robert Jaspers, Lew- iston, Ida.; Adele Hubbard, Cheney; Dolores Semprimoznik, Tonasket, and Teddy Bray, Barbara Carr, David Clark and Martin Rockey, all of Spokane. Five Are Injured In Car Collision Mrs. Clara Starr, 59, Coeur d'- Alene, Idaho, the victim of a three- car smash near Tyler Sunday, is 'Retiring honored queen Amy Jo Melville Sooy was installing of- tleer, assisted by Mrs. Jane Mor- gan, bethel guardian; Lloyd Hol- laday, associate guardian; JoAnn Iolladay, guide; Mary Lee Adam son, marshal; Helen Bair Allen, Sherrifi ..lernard, chaP- m; .Joan Crawf0rd Odell, senior Janet Crawford, junior custodian, and Janet Spencer, mu- sician. Special guests were Carl Rudolf, :gradvice associate guardian; Clyde Friend, Spokane, grand outer gUard; J. S. Lane, past grand as- sociate guardian; the Bethel guar- dians, council members and out o$ town queens and past queens. Program numbers were vocal so- los by Joan Crawford Odell and Aleene Sumsion, and a violin solo by Rebecca Ratcliffe, with Janet SPencer, accompanist. Pages re1" the evening were Carol Joy Dare and Donna Foy. Hand- ling the guest book were Carol Luiten and Iva Lefebvre. Bible bearer was 4-year-old Steven Mc- Mutt, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. I. Coshaw of Spokane, who placed the Bible on the altar. New officers are as follows: Hen- in a serious condition in a Spo- kane hospital, according to last reports. Others hurt in the accident were Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bessa, Mer- ced Island; Wayne Start, 19, Coeur d'Alene, and Percy Starr, 68, Coeur d'Alene. The Cheney Community Concert association will present Louis Roney,, gifted tenor, in a concert at Showalter hall at 8 p.m. Janu- ary 5. Mr. Roney has appeared in concert with many symphony concerts and gifted pianists, such as Charles Wakefield Cadman, and with Mana-Zucca as accompanist. Fifty-one Cheneyites were drawn on the Spokane county Superior court jury for January and will report on Monday, Jan. 5 at 8:30 lent, and there probably will be more jobs available titan ever be- a.m. at the court house. fore. Those drawn are: Leland Alien, t W. Edward Betz, Manager Che-iViolet Ash, Emery Babb, Ray Bal- ney Branch Spokane & Eastern linger, Clyde Bowlsby, Fred Camp- Bank--The banks feel that 1953 is bell, R E. Catheart, Ic, a Mac Cur- 'going to be a good year at least l " ., tis, O. C. Dybdall, Berti;e Geschke t as good as last year They can t I" 's " . ' Fred Gifting, Mrs. Fred (ffing./ see any downward trend I , ]s Floyd E. Hansel, V alter l='lm. t AI Olson, Olson's Men's Wear--t Glen Johnson, Kay dohnston,l I We have unbounded confidence in tiand Johnston, Idamae Judd, Betty the future. We feel that 1953 will t Labish, Marie L,auff, Clyde Landry, be one of our most prosperous[Joe Labish, Eva IAndahl, Bruce years. No, sir, we have no fear McKay, Irene Mobs, W. S. Meyers, ' complex. " IMarie Heal Marie Nelson. John Paulson, Andrew Pence, Catherine Pendell, Mrs. Earl Pen- dell, H. E. Petrick, Harry Peuck, t Ralph ickel, Tom Presnell, Chaa.  E. Proctor, Ersel Redding, Eugene Robinette, May Rosenau, Carl Ro- enzweig, A. G. Ruden, Wayne Reup- pel, Walter Rupp, James Ry'an, Elva Salt, Otto Schmitt, Joe E. Tiedt, Martin Tollefson, Ethel M. Verch and Catherine Walker. Because no jury trials are held in November and December, a full docket is expected in January. * THE WEATHER Daily TernD. December 24 December 5 i December 26 December 27 December 28 December 29 Deoember 30 Max. Mira 30 19 ....... 27 8 ........ 25 14 .: ...... 34 14 35 29 .38 39 32 ........ Ored u n 1 Mrs Paul Jeffery at the coffee , oq ee , Marl yn Morgan; sen-{ " mr princess, Janice MacQuarrie;lurns and Mxs. Jane Morgan at JUnior princess Carolyn Dickinson; the punch bowl. Assisting in serv- ide, Suzanne'Salt; marshal, Joyce ing were Mrs. MacQuarrie, Mrs. ossum; chaplain, Joan Caldwell; [ Ted Freeman, Mrs. George Fossum, recorder Susan Dokken; treasurer, [ Mrs. Charles Salt and Mrs. W. S. ITarriet Dressier; librarian, Alma [ Bernard. i Mrs. Everett Bair, Bair's Grocery --With all the bright and prosper- ous forecasts Cheney can't help but catch the spirit. If we can ce- ment old ties a little closer and make new friends, the coming year will be well spent. Happy New Year to you all! Peter Smith, Smith Jewelers, President, Chamber of Commerce 1953 should be a better year than 1952. Prospects are good for at least some reduction in excise in- come taxes and this will help us all. I look forward to the coming year with confidence. John Gibson, Gibson's Grocery Business outlook for Cheney is good for 1953. Our location on the main highway becomes more important each year, bringing with it in- creased tourist trade, and the traf- fic to the irrigation projects. The urgent need for more teach- ers and the ROTC program at East- \\; q 1952 History of Southwest Spokane Coim00y as Told in Headlines JANUARY [ MARCH Medical Lake forms Royal Arch [ Cheney h i g h school captures apter. Mercury touches 12 below I Northeast District hoop champion- On New Year's morning as a climax I ship. Charles Salt chosen chairman o cold and snow. The city of Che- of May day celebration. City ex- -ey fetes four veterans workers, tends franchise of Cheney Tele- Bert R. Lean, Grover Chambers,  phone company for 90 days. In led Reuter and Earl Hurt. H.D. contested positions the following Walker elected chairman of the! county planning commission, Many schools stop because of heavy snow storms. Governor Langlie addresses st.lents at EWCE on "Taxation  the State of Washington." FEBRUARY- Mrs. Caroline Loifer, Cheney pio- neer, passes at age of 86. Cheney 2oins national defense plan. City council authorizes final payment for new Light Department build-' ing. Funeral services Feb/r . 27 for Henry Allen,/Cheney: pioneer and veteran of the Spanish-Ameri- ca war. Preparations begin for the Che- hey May day celebration. Death vlaims Eunice Nelson, former dean of WOmen at EWCF_ Cheney's pow- -r revenue for 1951 was over $100,- 50. H. N Stronach, nomirted by write-ins for mayor at the pri- p.'nary election, withdraws from race, | ;eaving.yo; Uoliad. un0po. Mat.reh .of'-Dhnes. eaapalgn hrill:: city officials were elected: Miss Margaret Lindahl, city clerk; Peter Smith, George Fisher and A. B. Sumsion, four-year council tern% and Nolan Brown, two-year term. E. H. Koller of Pomeroy buys Cheney Weeder company. Annual Grange Supply company meeting attracts 300 W. Edward Betz ap- pointed ne w manager of Cheney bank. Couhty Planning board de, nies permi f o r construction of $100,000 drive-in theater at Cheney junction on Sunset ,highway.  , APRIL . Cheney Gin club closes good season. Drive-in movie owners fight board ruling. Dr. W. A. Gaon hon- ored by Cheney Junior (hamber of Commerce at a testimral din- net for his services as natifinal di- rector of the organization. Cheney Lions club campaign for  ,Cros netted more than $580.  ": Fairchild 13-36 plane crasl, kills 15 airmen. Cty studies water., su@- ply fluoridat- Helen Btrand elgeh ed May day queen. Brightday opens year's fishing season. Che- ney high school takes first place in plays competition at Mead. MAY Funeral services for Edward F. Betz, resident of the Cheney com- munity for 70 years, were held May 2. Cheney high school students get high ratings at music festival in Spokane. A school advisory group for the Cheney high school district was set up at which there were representatives from the Amber, East Cheney and Tyler granges, the Cheney PTA and the Cheney Tilicum club. Party honors R. M. Crommelin, retiring National Biscuit company manager.. Cheney's May day cele- bration enjoyed by hundreds, lluor, idation not planned immediately by city council. Cheney high gradu- ates class of 44. Spokane county Pomona Grange met at West Deep Creek hall. Cancer drive brings in $146.80. JUNE Construction of new seven-class- room elementary school building at , Medical Lake is underway. EWCE grants 155 degrees. Bob Brumblay, ormer EWCE coach, addresses Spangle lettrmen. Six members of Spmagws graduating elus of 10 attended all 12 years of schooling together. Cheney .poppy sale brings $135.58. ROTC program to start at EWCE next fall. The fourth trial of the Spokane Retriever club at Turnbull Wild- life refuge proves success. Charles Shepard elected commander of Che- ney Legion post. Carl Hair installed as president of Lions club. Na- tional head of Grandmothers club visits Cheney. JULY Labish family in East Cheney to I damage. Mrs. A. I-L Johnson, 83, replace in small part hay which[ a resident of the Inland Empire was destroyed in a lightning fire.  since 1889, taken by death. A record Washington service commission has { crowd attended the Harvest festi- limited the speed of trains through] val at Four es. A large crowd Cheney at 30 miles an hour. Dr. greeted the Spangle teachers at O. W: Freeman, EWCE president, the first meeting of the Spangle is elected president of the National Council of Geography Teachers. Lament Smith, 87, pioneer res- ident of Cheney, died July'28 at his home in Winslow on Bain- bridge Island. Total registration in PTA. Goods valued at $800 were stolen from the Cheney Grange Supply company. Leslie W. Lee, former Public Re- lations director at EWCE, died at his home in Spokane. Bright skies Lt. Col. Carter heads ROTC pro-ICheney is 1306. Lillie Robinson, 88, gram at EWCE. Temperature hits[a resident of Spangle 69 years, died 96 mark on July 9. Lakelanders fin Spokane August I0. Cheney win opener in ball league. School[ host to officials of 11 cities. principals confer on EWCE cam-[ SEPTEMBER pus. Blaze destroys ranch barn and I State examiner reports Cheney's 500 bales of hay on old Dobbinsl finances sound= Twelve new teach- place, 15 miles south of Cheney.[ers&ddelt0EWCfaculty. Senior :Twenty, five candidates file for dis, [high school enrollment reaches 197; triet legislative jobs. Cheney re-lEVCs ROTC loaders address Che. ceives first wheat July 21. Many I hey Chamber of Commerce. More rural fires caused by lightning. 1 than 350 freshmen enroll at EWCE. AUGUST ' [Blanche A. Pence, wife of Omer Dr. C. Clement French, new pres- Pence, dies suddenly at her home ident of WSC, delivers graduation l assure the success of the annual ErCE homecoming. About 100 farmers and business men joined in the recognition dinner in the Cheney city auditorium. Cheney council votes to buy substation at $8300. Mr. and Mrs. ;Louis: C. Van :Patten honored on their golden wedding anniversary. NOVEMBER : Cheney high school's athletic field is dedicated to George Fisher. Cheney high school votes 96-74 for Eisenhower. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. in Cheney; she had been a resi- Garner celebrated their golden wed- tional Biscuit company; began omit-  ting one shift per week because of regional power restrictions. Tel- ephone committee named by ber of Commerce. George rites held November 28; Mr. had been resident of Ceney past 16 yer DECEMBER The annual Christmas of the College Elementary was presented IDeeeber 11. Keno of Fl gmed ager of the Grange pany. Santa ean to hundreds of bags of treats children. Melvin Sehmidt president of t h e district leagues. Job's Daughters hold t ent show. The Cheney re department its annual Christmas banquet 67 present. Mark Paullin, former Cheney resident, , away in Beverly Hills, CaU Miss Anatha Oriard and Mr cel Oriard of Marshall we ed when their car went address at EW2E. Sam Bachraeh, former Cheney resident, buried at Steptoe. Mercury soared to 100 on July 30. Three fires hit Marshall area, Friends and neighbors join ln:a nprise "hay: showeF' for :the. John dent of the Cheney community for 52 years. Total county vote at the primary election 65,295 out of a total registration of 124,540. OCTOBER More rural fires in Southwest 8Poimne county cau extnsiw ding anniversary. Lorenzo D. Sha- control on fer, 88, resident of Cheney, passes. ,P Maxwell, Cheney Over 100 attended the American { Dee. 20 of heart attack while Legion and Auxiliary turkey din-]picture of (eney's C ristm ner. High school holds oarnival;grarn. ][tr Smith elected receipts total over $1677. Power[dent Ot t; Ceney abortage Is beia etmrvd bX Ns- i O;mu.