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Chene00 001:ee " Southwest Spokane County's Community Newspaper 52 Cheney, Washington, Friday, ]une. 19, 1953 In the front row i Pavlik Jr., state vice president of the Jaycees; Floyd third place winners  Simpson, president of the Cheney chamber; Darrell as they were pre- Shuts, member of Road-e-o committee; Eldon Engel, 'es at the meeting of the Road-e-o chairman. Twenty-three teen-agers corn- of Commerce June 10. Left pleted the tests. The Jaycees plan to make the bird place), Charles Miller, Road.e.o an annual event. (first). Back row, John I --Photo by Harold Hartley. Studies Proposed Rate Schedule met in evening Present Presided. read from SUpplyin{ surfaci action committee ParR, Dres- read the SChedule le Service rust be in- urged With ge repre. sentatives and EWCE officials the I first of next week. Members heard the final reading of Ordinance D28 declaring an emergency appropriation from the current expense fund to supple- ment a previous budgeted amount for the purchase of a police de- partment automobile. A sum of $2500 was allowed along with $300 for expense of operation and main- tenance of the car for the re- mainder of 1953. A notice, requesting the city to vacate streets and alleys involving the college campus was read. A committee to study this matter "was to be appointed by Mayor Hol- laday. The meeting was recessed until next week. Wins Trip to Camp Gary Ramsey, 12, of Cheney, won the IGA store sponsored trip to camp this week, according to Mrs E. Balr of Bair's Grocery. Gary, who won by popular vote over a field of 17 candidates, will get an expense free trip to Camp Reed at Fan lake. Total votes gar- nered by the winner were more than double that of runner-up Sharon Harris. Club to Sponsor School for Boys Club has ' baseball 22, of EASTERN ALUMS MEET ON CAMPUS THIS SATURDAY Eastern Washington College of Education Alumni officers and board members will meet on the college campus Saturday, June 20, according to Marvin Shadduck, president of the group. Shadduck says the meeting will be held in the small dining room of the new girls' dormitory and will consist of an open meeting Single Copy Ten Cen¢ 29 quartet Will SOngs MOnday P.m. cOmes Offering. SHERRIE BERNARD ON TWO-WEEK TRIP TO WASHINGTON Miss Sherrie Bernard , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vv'. S. Bernard and Miss Harriett Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Evans of Opportunity, left Thursday evening for a two-week trip to Washington D. C. The young ladies are Junior Red Cross representatives from this area. Their itinerary includes Washington, Rochester, New York City and Boston. Sunday evening, June 21, they are scheduled to ap- pear on a "Youth ¢Vants to Know" television program at Washington. Enroute home they will stop at Missoula, Mont., then go on to Flathead lake to be camp coun- selors for two weeks. This will be Miss Bernard's third trip to Fiat- hed lake. Dr. Newsom New Director Of Grad Unit Dr. William Newsom, assistant professor of education at Eastern Washington college, has been ap- pointed acting director of graduate studies by President O. W. Free- man. He will succeed George W. Wallace. Dr. Newsom received his doc- torate at New York university and has held positions at Temple uni- versity, Western State college of Colorado and Adams State college of Colorado. He has written books and published articles on educa- tion. Appointed to serve with Dr. Newsom on the graduate council are Dr. Graham M. Dressier, head of the division of languages and literature; Miss Cecil B. Dryden, from 10 to 11:30, after which an I associate professor of history; executive board meeting will be Frances J. Schadegg, Sssociate pro- called and closed to those not serv. t lessor of geography, #and Homer T. ing on the board. I Knight, visiting instructor. Softball and Other Games To 00;tart at Fisher Field Manager Don Osborn of the In- dians will be in charge of the three-day session and will be as- sisted by the other members of the EWCE AlUmS Spokane Baseballclub. Pick Miller Two All-Star teams of 14 boys each will be selected from those at- tending the school. They will meet A --s President in a special game preceding the regular Western International lea- Starting this Friday night, June 19, there will be softball and other games in play at the far end of Fisher field at the same time that the Little League is turning out. These activities will be offered as part of the summer recreation program and will continue on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday nights for the remaining weeks of Little [eague play. The Cheney PTA is sponsoring the program and parents have signed up to turn out with the young people. Chairmen for the various nights are: Friday night, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hampton and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Simpson; Monday night, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grafious and Mr. and Mrs. John Paulson; Wednes- day night, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Han- sen and Mr. and ]V[rs. Earl Hilton. Anyone wishing to assist with gut game between Spokane and Salem on Thursday, June 25. Manager Osborn v/'ould like all out-of-town boys to write in stating their desire to attend. The first session will get underway promptly at 9 a.m. Monday, June 22. Chancy Students Graduate From UW Among the many students re- ceiving degrees at commencement exercises at the University of Washington, Saturday, June 13, were three from Cheney• They were Gildon Beall, doctor of medicine; Ruth Alice Freeman, bachelor of arts in music; and John Richard aces, doctor of den- tal surgery. Abe Miller of Portland will take over as president of the Eastern Washington College of Education !Alumnni association July 1. Miller was elected to the office by a nar- row margin over his opponent, Harry Zier of Wenatehee. Miller, who has a master's de- gree in educational administration from EWCE, is currently serving as principal of the Oswego, Oregon public schools and will accept em- ployment with the Portland schools in the same capacity this fall. He was head of the Colville, Wash. junior high school several years be- fore moving to Oregon• Elected to serve with him were John L. Fen, vice president from Quincy, Wash.; Art Smith, board member from Grandview who has the distinction of being the princi- pal of a junior high school named rs Are Awarded Eldon Engel, chairman of the i for him; Edna Mundt and Ed Olo- wetz, board members from Seattle Road-e-o committee, and Bill Mc-!and Vancouver, respectively. Kinley, treasurer, t Alumni Secretary Ray Giles said Engel reported that 54 teen-agers]the election was not only largest Were entered in the contests, of in the history of the organization: whom 23 completed the tests• but one of the closest. Suzanne Salt, who :recently won a trip to Olympia, gave an interest- ing account of the state legislature, its organization and functions• John Pavlik of Ritzville, state vice president of the Jaycees, ad- dresed the club briefly. Holdover members of last year's board include Marvin Shadduck, Fast president from Millwood; Er- nest Fox, Okanogan; Dick Heim- bigner, Spokane; Floyd Rainwater, Waitsburg, and Merrill Smith, Ce- welah. by the program may contact one of the chairmen. Playing will be from 7 to 9:30. In case of rain, arrangements have been made to use the recreation room in the high school with par- ents in charge. EWC Grid Games Start On Sept. 19 College officlals have announced that the football schedule for 1953 at Eastern Washington college will include two new opponents, Idaho State college and Lewis and Clark college. Coach A. H. "Abe" Poffenroth's Savages will open September 19 against Idaho State at Pocatello, Idaho, and take on Portland's Lewis and Clark at home the fol- lowing weekend. They will kick the lid off their conference sched- ule against Whitworth college at Spokane October 13. The Savages finished at or near the bottom of the heap for the last two seasons, after nabbing three I co-titles beginning in 1948, and a clear-cut title in the fall of 1950. The complete shedule is as follows: Sept. 19--Idaho State college at Pocatello. Sept. 26--Lewis and Clark at Cheney. Oct. 3--Whitworth College at Spokane.* Oct. 10--Western Washington College at Cheney.* Oct. 17--Pacific Lutheran Col- lege at Cheney.* Oct. 24---University of Btish Columbia at Vancouver.* Oct. 31--Oentral Washington College at Cheney.*§ Nov. 7--College of Puget Sound at Tacoma.* *--Indicates Evergreen conference games. '--Homecoming. MERRITT JOHNSON TO TRAIN WITH NATIONAL GUARD Merritt Johnson left June 12 for a two-week training period with the National Guard at Fort Lewis. Lieut. Col. Johnson has command of the 1st battalion of the 161st infantry regiment in the 41st di-! vision• The battalion completed i qualifications in weapons before i leaving the Spokane area and will work on tactical problems at camp. 00==mmml Urge Langlie To Reinstate Ousted Profs A telegram was sent to Governor nglie Wednesday night urging him to "use executive clemency in reinstating EWCE faculty mem- bers pending the outcome of your impartial investigation." The message was signed by more than 100 EWCE alumni who met in a "rump session" in the Spokane hotel, Spokane, to consider action in the ousting of faculty members in the Reese hearing. N. Jorge da Silva, Spokane in- surance agent, acted as chairman of the meeting. The group passed a resolution "commending Gov- ernor Langlie on calling an intelli- gent and unbiased hearing" of the campus controversy. A committee was selected to sub- mit suggestions to the governor in his proposed study of the Cheney affair. Mark Ratcliffe, Cheney business man, spoke at the informal meet- ing. He declared that. 75 per cent of the. Cheney business men feel that a grave injustice has been done. "It is unthinkable in our coun- try," he said, "to tell a college pro- fessor he can't talk, which is the case with the discharged faculty members." EW Employs 6 Instructors Employment of six faculty mem- bers for the summer session at Eastern Washington College of Education, Cheney, was reported by Dr. Otis W. Freeman, college president. Those hired will replace those who resigned and those whose employment was terminated, Dr. Freeman said. Those employed were: Dr. E. M. House, associate pro- fessor of political science, Univer- sity of Idaho. Dr. Ivar Madsen, former profes- sor of education at North Idaho College of Education, Lewiston. Miss Marjorie Russell, librarian in the college elementary school. Jack Fea, principal of Quincy, Wash., school, who will be acting director of public relations. James Lord, Renton, Wash., as- sistant in journalism. K. H. Faust, Central Washington College of Education, Ellensburg, instructor in physical education. With employment of these teach- ers, all essential faculty positions are filled for the session, said Clark Farsier, summer school di- rector. The seven-week course opened Monday. Youth Council Defense Exercise Plans For Saturday Explanned Plans for the state-wide defense are distributing a C. D. leaflet to exercise Saturday, June 20, were every home and it is asked that it outlined by Jack Slavens of the be attached where easily referred County Engineer's office at a meet- ing of the Cheney Civil Defense organization Wednesday night. The local group will provide cer- tain assistance to Spokane, and re- hearse individual responsibilities locally• The law enforcement group unde V. M. Hughes will work with the county sheriff's office on traf- fic control. It is expected that through traffic will be halted for a few minutes. Other motorists are asked to pull to the curb on hear- ing the red alert siren. Firemen will assemble as di- rected by Elmer Luiten. Ivan Kerr will contact drivers of heavy equip- ment to ask that they assemble, in person only. Welfare workers, di- rected by Al Olson, will staff regis- tration and care centers. Ray Giles plans to have an attendant at each of the chosen buildings. Medical )ersonnel will assume their various roles as directed by Dr. Gamon. Arm band insignia are being dis- tributed for each worker to wear during the civil defense activity. to. This is a good time to check or prepare home shelters and emer- gency equipment. Again a reminder of the alert system: Yellow AlertReceived by phone for C. D. workers only. It means "Attack possible." Red AlertA three:minute wav- ering Siren, It means "Attack Imminent. Seek shelter." White Alert--or All Clear--Three 1-minute blasts, 2.minute silence between. 60 EW Grads Are Placed In 38 Cities Sixty members of this year's graduating class of EasternWash- ington College of Education will enter the teaching profession this George Fisher urges that all per- fall and have signed contracts to sonnel check with their chairmen ........ n teach in 38 cities in the Pacifio if they have not lulea out tneir ..... • .-  l' ortnwest. C. D. record card whmh prowaes / Many of the graduates secured for insurance coverage. I positions without the help of the Camp Fire Girls and Boy Scouts placemen t; office, placement of fie- $300 Scholarship Presented to EWC By Wesley C. Stone Wesley C. Stone, oldest surviv- ing faculty member of Eastern Washington college• this week offered a $300 scholarship to the college, President Otis W. Free- man announced. Stone served as a member of the teaching staff of the old normal: school from 1890 to 1897 and was vice principal of the school for five 'ials explained, and consequently :there is no record of the exact t number of 1953 graduates who have signed to teach. Seven of the graduates will join the Spokane schools and a like number will join the Seattle sys- tem. The following cities will get two each: Bend, Ore.; Clarkston, Longview, Coulee Dam, Stockton, Calif.; Mead; Sandpoint, Idaho; Zillah, Newport, Wenatchee and V,'ashougla. These students whose home ad- dress is Cheney will teach in the following cities : of those years. Shirley Bergloff and Jerry Berg- "After leaving the faculty, he was loft, Seattle; William Hibbard, prominent in the drug store busi- Amber; Lynn Jackson, Clarkston; ness in Spokane until his retire-] Ray Timoney and Jean Timoney, ment. Mead; Doris Johnson, Washtucnao Governor Langlie Orders Independent EWC Survey Governor Arthur B. Langlie an- l ment of the college, and under such nounced this week that he was l authority conducted a public hear° mg for a full rewew of the recent ordering an independent investiga- ' " " " • . _ . I developments at this institution, tion of the controversy at Eastern]the pioblem s which have come to Washington college, flight justify an independent study" The governor said he felt "it is by a body which I shall select as incumbent upon my orifice" to make an independent survey of the educational facilities and program" at EWCE. The governor's statement was as follows : "While I have not yet received the official report from the board ot trustees of Eastern Washington College of Education in connection with the recent hearing conducted at the campus, I feel that because of the widespread interest devel- oped not only during the hearings but also since the trustees' decision was announced in the papers, it is incumbent upon my office to make ln independent survey of the edu- cational facilities and program of soon as possible. "The full transcript of the hear- ings, as well as the special report presented ]. the board of trustees by the faculty committee, are now being carefully reviewed by a mem- ber of my staff. Until the results of the proposed special study are known to me, I am unable to give any comment on the decision made by the board of trustees at their meeting in Spokane Thursday." The board of trustees on June 11 upheld W. B. (Red) Reese, ath- letic director, against charges brought by a faculty organization committee, dismissed 11 members of the faculty, accepted resigna- tions of seven others and placed Planning Dance I the institution, five on probation. All of the latter I "While the board of trustees is have since been dismissed by Dr. The Youth Council will hold an-[ designated by law as the govern-I Otis W. Freeman, college president. other teen dance June 24 at 9 p.m.] ..on the Junior high school tennis I courts. ! In charge of the event are Wy-I [ norra King, music; Harriet Dres- t sler, advertising; Wallie Scroggie, I lights. Patrons will be Mr. and Mrs. Earle Hilton and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Simpson. Plans for a splash party July 1 are underway. The next meeting of the Youth council will be June 26 at 2 p.m. Ex-Cheney Woman Buried in Spokane Funeral services for Mrs. Harold W. Richardson, 36, former Cheney resident, were held Sunday, June 14, from Thornhill-Carey funeral home in Spokane. Mrs. Richardson, who was hos- pitalized the past month, died Thursday morning. She is sur- vived by her husband, Harold W., two sons, Larry and Sam, and one daughter, Joan, all at the home; two sisters, Mary Newell of Cali- fornia and Helen Sherman of Port Orchard, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Peters of Wenat- chee. Attending the funeral from Che- ney were Mrs. E. H. Dare, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Hale i and Mrs. H. Rhodes. SEEN 'N' HEARD Pamela Johnson reporting that it is 102 o in the shade at Dallas, Texas. We could use some of that hot weather, especially these chilly mornings .... J. P. Gruber Elementary School Staff Is Announced for Summer Miss Margaret McGrath, prinic- pal of the college elementary sum- mer school session, has announced the following instructors for the summer: Kindergarten, Mrs. Virginia St. Clair (Fitzpatrick), who has been teaching kindergarten at the Wil- lard school in Spokane. First and Second grade super- visor, Miss Lillian Dixon, who has been on the regular Elemen{ary school staff. Third and Fourth grade super- visor Mrs. R. C. Wilkins, public school teacher from Lewiston, Idaho. Fifth and Sixth grade supervisor, Ivan B. Settles of Pullman. Miss Marjorie Russell of Spo- kane will be the librarian. Miss Dixon's room will study "Wild Animals;" Mrs. Wilkins theme will be "Travel;" and Mr. Settles' room will learn about "Ancient Animals." Each class will devote half an hour a week to creative dramatics and two half-hour periods to li- brary. Miss McGrath stated that all children must be attending classes this Friday to be eligible for the summer session. MARTHA CHAPTER TO MEET Martha chapter OES will hold regular meeting Monday, June 22, at 8 p.m., with Mrs. Grace Starktej worthy matron, presiding. Reports of the grand chapter proceedings will be given. This will be the last meeting until September. Clubs Plan Dance June 20 A special Harmony 4-H meeting was held at the Henry Franz home Saturday evening to make plans for the summer. The business meeting was conducted by Daryl Franz, president, and Pete Delys, secretary. Carol Lund and Geneva Delys reported on the state 4-H camp at Pullman, from which they had just returned after spending a week there• At the conclusion of their tour are planned for August. The members will demonstrate their projects and show exhibits at their homes. The 4-H club and the Merry- makers club are giving a dance Saturday, June 20, at Harmony. Rueppel's orchestra will provide the music. Members present at Saturday evening's meeting were Joan and Robert Anderson, Geneva, Pete and sporting an unusually gay tie.., talks the club began to make plans FamiNar faces and old friends to raise money to send delegates next year dropping in as EWCE summer , Thin fall the club plans to gwe a students return to brush up on [ " program including two one-act academics . . . Jack Gibson moat ] plays and other numbers All mem optimistic about the weather aa [ . " he un ack r t w I bers will work on their, parts dur P S a € a e of aterme. ]in " ion=, ] g the smmner. l A demonetraUon day and field Dean Delys, Carol Lund. Arlene, Lora, Ronnie a n d Raymond Sehmitt. and Carol and Daryl Franz. Sharon Anderson was a guest. Parents present were Mrs. CeeUe Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sohmltt and Mr. and Mrs. Franz.