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 oe.,  Press "" " :&apos; '' IRev. Eisenhauer Chen-e-yy-Un-k-Discovered ]Named New Pastor To Famed Donner Party :. .... ]Of UnfledChurch By EWSC Psychology Class om o, the u* Editor's note: This article was prepared by members of a psychology class at Eastern Washington State College after they uncovered a historical story concerning Cheney dur- ing one of their class projects. Studenls of Dr. I,ovell Pat- more's lgductim Psychology ctass are required to pa, epare arrd teach a lesson in the age level hey pla to teach. The group that phnned to teach-- at the inteInediate level, fourth, fith arid sixth grades ---decided to prepare a social studies u,iit an the .historical Dommr Party for Mr. Sired- wick's fifth grade class. The Donrrcr Party was a group of pioneers maro,ned in the Sierra Nevd,a mo,un- tains during the winter o,f 1846-1847. A combirmtion of fa,u'ity directions, untexpeted obstacles, arid an early winter contributed to the 'tragic sex- ies of events that set this group apart fro,m oth,,r w,go,n tv "zias of t era. The Donner Party had lost m)s of their supties and livestx)ck by the time the snows trapped them a*, what is now knovn a,s Don- ner Pas near the (hllfornia- Nevada bordeT. When their meager supplies were exla,ust- ed they boiled the hides of the nimals for food. Fci,ng stJar- vMin and their morale very. low, the ptonee,rs were forced to resort to catmibalism hr survival. During the researela it was fomxt flint one of the surviv- ors of the Donev Party (in fact the daughter of George Dorme) hd died in Cher in 1911. While loking nto the matter further, the stu- dents ounda he!ad ste,e in memory of Ceorgia Dermer Babcock in the Oheney ceme- tery. Thor first thought this ws where She was, buried. At this point the findlings of the grot started to saewall. Facts just seem o Pall in.o Buried In St. John They found out that Gee,r- gh Donner Babcock aetu:ally ,had been b'ied ,in the S! Jotm cemetery in the anily plot nl thgt the headstona in Cheney must have been meamvial to her. W.i,le lok- irg for survivors of the arn- ily, they fnd that a gramt- dattghter-in-hv worked in the lnnge laberatory at EWSC. Mrs. Retta Babcock, when sked bout her cormcbn, quietl3r admitted that he hus- band had been ahe grandson of Georgh Donner Bbcocl ..... Came From California Mrs. P, abeock toM. the group tlm ,.her husbarM's grpm: ents had emigrated from Clf- ornia in 1881 and settled be- tween St. Jhn and Ewn. Her lm:sband's ather, Prarrkli,n B. Ba,bcoek, hd been vice-princi- pal ,o,f Cheney Normal School be,tween 1898 and 1900. With the pe,rnal glimpses of Georgia Dormer Babcock fresh, Shed the gronp by Mrs. R.t:t'a Eahcock, what started cut t3 be an ,ordinary social studies lesson for educational psycho,gy ended up invo.lving o,ur o,wn commun'fity and mak- i,n.g history alive ,and real, not only to the students of Mrs. Stredwick's fifth grade eh,ss. but also to [he cotlege s{.ud,ents reparing the lesson. (Larry Nels,n, Sha,ron,nsen, Jim Cogswell, K, aren Badgiey; and Jim Lee.) Work Sentence Given To Youth A Gheney youth was rd,ered 'to work two days at Chene's nv swimming pool after pi.ea,dirg gur'Aty in Police ourt last week to elimbiag over the p0.N fence ,on May 30. Senter.*ced was Deveveaux Stttsmm% 523 Second-t., who was a,rrested with a juvenile by OfficeT Clarence Brown. The juvenile was ordered over i to juvenile utkories. Stuts.m,an began .his work is.ntence, tas' Sunday and will c;,mFlete it this Sunday. G:her results: Police Cout--Wil, lis E. Twin- e.r, Sc,attle, iLlegM "U" turn, fined $5 (suspended) and $2 e3ss. Justice Cou,rt--Gvat J. Nrton Jr., Seattle, speeding ,ad expired .operator's license, flrfeited $19; Marvin R. Hill, 15 W. 4th St., speedrg, fined $10 (suspended) yus $6 costs; Rarmond M. Dirks, Four Lakes, I tr, avding o,n oul.der fied $10 (suspended) pl, u $6 costs. Church of Christ recently elected as Raei new minister, the Rev. PIi',p LI tau, who has been paster of the Lake Hills Commrmity elmrch in Bellevue the past etgh.t ye3Ts. Mr. E'aue, r graduated fvem Hektelberg Co11ge; O,hio and received his B. D. degree fo m Eden We0oica! Semi, nary in 1956. After being or- dained in Pairburg, Nob., i June of 1956, he came to the Lake tlls cmmunity to of ganize a new congregation there, and worked closely with members in the buildrg off a new churoh, the second unit of which was completed last year. Mr. Eisen,hauer has been on the board of dirc c'trs of the Washingtan-North Idaho Co,n- terence of the United Church of Christ the pa,s,t two years and is eurroz,tly serving as Moderator of the Co,nferenee. Fie is very active in youth leadership and has been o,n th faculty .of ,one or more yguth cmfferen,ees for a number of years, serving as dean several times. The Eisenlaue,rs have thTe,e children: Lynn, 6; John, 5; and tatherine 3. Mrs. Ee,hauer is a former primary teacher and is 'a member of Christian Education associates. They plan to move to Cheaey in Aug- ust. Mr. Esenlauer will take over his duties as success,or to Rev. Charl, es Dtmar an Sep- tember 1. Islands Be(k0n Loyd VandeBergs Dr. and Mrs. Loyd W. Van. [ deBerg and Jalfie will leave[ tomorrow mrnirg for Hawaii. [ The Vande,B,args will live in[ Ho,ou,l,u vcheve Dr. VandeBe [ has been ppointed trofe,0r] ed,matien a,nfl diwete,r of the[ iiidustriM arts de,amen't at the Univers4ty cf H'aaii. Dr. VandeBerg has been granted a leave of abs'nce from Eastern Wash,ion St'at College to ,accept the nvitation to teach at the Untiversity f Havaii for the eu,rrnt sum mer session, the 1964-65 shoo. year, and the 1965 summer. The VardeBergs will etuvn to Cheney ,ad EWSC in Septevn- her of 1965. Summer,Series Deadl,ne Monday ttigh shool stud'ens ka,e enly until next M<rday to rmake reservations for th,e llth anmml Eastern Waslhington State Coege high sc'lool cre- ative ,arts summer serie which will pen on the EWSC cm- pus in Cherey June 21. Dr. George W. Lotzenhi, se, bead of the EWSC creative acts divisi,on which  sl0nsor - in,g the tw-wek paxgrazn, said reti,on wffi close a week before the pro,gram be- gins. Mre than 20 cl,asses in mu- sic, art, drama and mdio4ele- vision, with courses for begin- nea, s to the most advarmed, will be offered to the h, iffh school students wh, o will live in eoltege residence lallS. Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Stearns and daughter Vallie w,ill live in the V,a,nd'zBergs ' hcvn during their ab, ADOLPHE SMITHS IN MONTANA DISASTER AREA Mr. and Mrs. Adol, phe Smith phed friends and relatives of persons working with the Green Company n the disas- tee area of lonta,rra lat al- though they ,are lnos seclud- ed mid witmut communica- tions, everyone is well. To get to ,a ph, one the Smiths droxe their car several miIes on ar, old abaadoned oad leading to ESsex, then had to be putl.ed by a caterpiller for ,a number ,of miles o reach a portion of the ,hgh,vca th, a :hd .not been washed out which took them to Columbia Fa,Hs. They stud antiquated light plnts h, ad been set tp in the working area and in the homes kerosene I,am,ps a, nd candles furish lighting as they ae eom, p,l,ete]y without electricity or tel, cpbon es. Since :alm,0,st aJ,1 to,ads are washed- out, the men walk sev- K [] [] [] [] k PROGRAM Chairmen IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WANTS AN INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE PROGRAM THIS CLUB YEAR Sith Jewelers WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM ON "DIAMONDS" [] Arrangements must be made at least 2 months in advance. [] Phone 235-6312 WAC COMPLETES CLERICAL COURSE Fort McClean, Ah.Pri- vote Myra K. Patrick, duhter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Patrick, Box 109, Route 3, Cheney was gmd.u,ated Ju,ne 5 as a clerk- tvvist from the U. S. Women's &rmy Gorps Seh, ool at the WAC Ce, n,r here. Private Itrick is a 1963 gradua,te of Cheney High School. eral miles to work. Mrs. lobert Her, whose husband arid son, LmW, are emptoyed by the @teen Com- pany near Essex, received a call from the Smiths Wednes- day. <i Nancy Nancy Belsby cico has been family at Amber ing for where she wi];1 see Mrs. Karen ing to E,uvope. visit relatives KEEP 8 ED ALKER S BOURBON , ISTILL[D  IIIRAM WALK POII IA,ILLIIOI$ Code Code I Real bourbon people WALKER'S DE They enjoy the extra flavor of the extra llliWgltlT Itlt Lf N.ef - IMMI WLKER 4t SS INC. t's 00mm00ng At Cheney's New $150,000 Pool Fun and fitness for the whole farn- Special adult hours Tuesdays and ily. Pool opens at noon daily, l p. m. Sunday. Public swimming noon to 5,:30 p. m.; 6 to 9 p. rn. evenings. Thursdays 6 to 9 p. m. Season tickets $5 for single, $12 for entire family. Single admission 25 adults; 10c children 17 and under ,jl