According to the Cheney High School yearbook (circa 1925) the Cheney News was founded in 1923 and Eddie is the Editor? In the picture above Eddie is smack in the middle. Now I know why she kept the 15 issues of this paper. This newspaper meant a great deal to my Aunt’s Miriam, Jean and Eddie.
“The High School News” In the long forgotten year of 1923, before the edition of an annual was every dreamed of, the High School News was originated, under the auspices of the Senior Class. Finances were provided for by general subscription and by advertisements. A faculty adviser and staff were selected by the student body, and the first edition was published in January. The News was reorganized the following September. In the fall of 1924 a temporary editor and a business manager were appointed to edit the paper until a permanent staff could be elected. Under this arrangement the first two editions were issued. The regular staff was elected in November and edited the December issue. It was as follows: Editor, Edna McDonald; assistant editor Helen Hochtritt; business manager, John Burke; assistant business manager, Virgil McGee; faculty adviser, Miss Anne Norwood; reports, Majorie Arrasmith, Verne Bacharach, Clarence Dykes, Juanita Eads, Noel Guertin, Lottie Mason, Gertrude Michel, and Elanor Williams. —Edna McDonald.
Well, I then went back through all the issues I had of this newspaper and sure enough she was Editor for the January 13, 1925 issue Vol. III, No. 8. Now Jean was also editor for the November 18, 1924 issue and Miriam was an Associate Editor at one time before Jean. They were all reporters or on special assignment. HA!
It is always wonderful to be surprised. I have scanned the issues of the Cheney High School Newspaper from 1923 to 1925 and created a page. Go to the top of this blog and you will find it. Enjoy.
Here Eddie is featured:
Apparently Eddie held Miss Norwood, the advisor to the newspaper, in esteem for she had a picture of her in her Collection of Junk.