Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/05
8 Bombers sent stuff: 
Betty Hiser ('49), Paul Holmes ('53)
Mike Brady ('61), Frank Whiteside ('63)
Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64)
Linda Reining ('64), Vicki Schrecengost ('67)
BOMBER LUNCH Today: Girls of '54

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Betty Hiser Gulley '49)

Ken Ely ('49): The only type of uniform I ever saw on P.O.W.s was the
big P.O.W. printed on the back. There was a Japanese POW on the train
when we came to Pasco in September 1944. Each day this Sgt. interviewed
him and then the Sgt. would type up the meeting notes.

I checked with a couple of guys at Meals on Wheels and they said the
dorms were destroyed sometime in the 1960s (late '60s I believe).
Sorry I couldn't help more.
-Betty Hiser Gulley '49er - south/government Richland - sun shining - 
       coolish at night.  Got down to 20 in Yakima Tuesday night. BRRRR
>>From: Paul Holmes ('53)

Note---Paul Holmes, class of 1953, is not deceased. Indeed, he is alive 
and well and living in South Carolina.

-Paul Holmes ('53)
>>From: Mike Brady ('61)

Re: Dorms
    Around the age of 10 or 11, I delivered the Oregonian to the men's
dorms on Goethals. From somewhere, I got the message that it was not a
safe place. As a result, I felt very insecure when I delivered papers
each morning and collected each month. Did anyone else feel that way?
Did the place have a bad reputation?

-Mike Brady ('61)
>>From: Frank Whiteside ('63)

Re: Jimbeaux Hamilton ('63) and the Gnome-ad
    Okay, Jimbeaux, I've got it all figured out! I just saw the story 
on the Today Show about the gnome that was missing from the garden in
Redmond, WA. Redmond is very close to Kirkland.
    So how did you do it? Did you sneak over to Redmond one night after
work unbeknownst to the Forever Young and Lovely Miss Nancy ('65)? Or 
did you hire some local frat boys to take him on spring vacation? I 
know that you get killer rates at your travel agency.
    Methinks you did it as a vicarious attempt at fulfilling your high
school fantasy of traveling the world to let off a little steam and
meet the "rich and famous." The Las Vegas photo with Elvis and Marilyn
was ingenious! But the real thrill was the pose with Paris Hilton and
her Chihuahua!! (Do I smell a movie starring the gnome?)
    What's next? Maybe you can get special rates for the Carmichael 
Cougar mascot. Just be careful about where you send it. George Barnett ('63)
in Tucson would be a good start. Try for a photo with Jennifer Lopez
wearing it as a fur. Then the San Diego Zoo. It might have to travel
via UPS, as it might frighten women and little kids on a plane. 
    The only real disappointment with the gnome was that you forgot 
to send him to Nome (Gnome), Alaska! Maybe next time with his fellow
garden buddies.

-Frank Whiteside ('63)
>>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64)

To: Betty Hiser Gulley ('49)
    I remember getting both the Polio shot AND the sugar cube. I
believe the shot was at school, but the sugar cube was at the Community

To: Frank Whiteside ('63)
    The movie sounds very interesting and the picture of the school
being built looks great. While we lived in Wenatchee, WA, I enjoyed
watching the making of a movie with Ice Cube (I believe that is who 
it was). I forget the name of the movie right now though. I would go
downtown and watch them film. Until you actually see the making of a
movie, you can't really appreciate what all goes into it. We only see
the end result. If you have the time, I would walk down to where they
are actually filming and watch. We, my husband and I, were extras in 
a movie about the Olympic track star from Oregon State. There were 2
versions being filmed at the same time. Ours was with Disney. For the
life of me, I can't remember his name right now - right on the tip of
my tongue. Unusual name it was. That was really fun, but a lot of hard
work, standing around most of the day waiting your turn, haha.

Re: McDonalds
    I also remember the McDonalds in the Angus Village. Didn't remember
where it was, but lived in Kennewick at the time. I can see it just 
as if it were yesterday! I remember paying $.19 cent for a regular
hamburger. I wouldn't have been able to afford much more for the kids
and myself.

-Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it is sunny today
                 and it's warming up. We woke up to frost this morning.
>>From: Gary Behymer ('64)

Re: Story from
    I found this story on Click on the link below 
to view the story: MANY BILLIONS SOLD

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will be prompted to do so when you click on the link.

-Gary Behymer ('64)
>>From: Linda Reining ('64)

    I am writing with sad news: John Unser ('63) passed away on or 
about 4/14/05 at his home in North Dakota. I don't have a lot of 
details but wanted to let his Bomber friends know of his passing.

-Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temperatures are warming up---
     will soon be complaining about the heat of the San Joaquin Valley.
>>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67)

Re: Movies
    Frank Whiteside's ('63) comments about the filming of "All the
King's Men" in his local area brought back memories of a movie that was
at least partially filmed in the Tri-Cities area. Does anyone remember
"The Hanging Tree?" I remember my Dad drove us to where the movie set
had been once they were done filming and we got to go inside a "mock"
mine entrance or some such. I checked the movie database and it says
the filming was done in Yakima, but I remember it being closer to

-Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67)
That's it for today. Please send more.