3 results for month: 08/2017


WWI Red Cross Day in Cheney

Have you ever thought that one reason people do not respond to certain movements is because they do not come in touch with those movements? That the reason people do not feel together, act together for some cause, is because that cause is not brought to their door? That is what our able Red Cross committee thought when they were formulating plans to raise Cheney’s $2,000 apportionment. There were in the adjacent rural districts intelligent, prosperous farmers who would contribute generously. But how are they to be reached? By mass meetings? Yes, some of them. By literature sent to them? Yes, a few of them. The only practical way seemed to go to ...

WWI at Home Pt 15

Uri Oscar Attebery graduated from Cheney Normal School in May 1917. He had been an active student serving as Class President in 1914 and 1915, Captain of the baseball team in 1915, and a member of the Kinnikinick staff in 1917. Uri Oscar Attebury was a 23-year-old teacher and farmer of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair living near Latah and taking care of his father.   J. Wayne Davis was a student at the Normal School who came from Cloverland, Washington, which was a farming community south of Asotin. Today it consists of a church and abandoned store. ...

WWI at Home Pt 14

Victor Ballinger was a 27 year old single man living at the Cheney Hotel and working at C.A. Ratcliffe & Son as an automobile mechanic when he registered for the draft. He was also a volunteer fireman with the Cheney Fire Department. Victor was described as a tall man of medium build with light colored hair and blue eyes. His registration card was signed by H.N. Stronach of Cheney on June 5, 1917. Normal School student, Frank M. Keller was originally from Redmond, Washington. He joined the United States Marine Corps May 25, 1917. After graduating from the USM Naval Electrical Academy, he attended officer’s training at Quantico, Virginia. ...