Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/05
11 Bombers sent stuff: 
Dick McCoy ('45), Dore Tyler ('53)
Ray Wells ('54), Marla Jo Lowman ('55)
Larry Harrold ('56), Patti Mathis ('60)
Judy Willox ('61), Helen Cross Kirk ('62)
Donni Clark ('63), Mike Howell ('68WB)
Steve Piippo ('70)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71)

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Dick McCoy ('45)

Re: Scholarships
To: Ben Jacobs ('69) Richland H.S.
    Thanks for your help re Club 40
-Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of 1945
>>From: Dore Tyler ('53)

Re: River of No Return
To: Dennis Hammer ('64)
    Are you sure that "River of No Return" wasn't actually filmed on 
the Salmon River? I seem to remember a lot of publicity to that effect 
during the first run of the movie. Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54)
will know.

-Dore Tyler ('53)
  Doing his own thing in the privacy of his own garden
>>From: Ray Wells ('54)

Re: Consequences of attending a nudist camp
To: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60) and Mike Brady ('61)
    When I was in my twenties, my former wife and I attended several
nudist camps in the Northwest, and we also attended the same nudist
camp as did Mike and his sisters. I didn't see anything wrong with it
at the time, and I don't see anything wrong with it now. Neither my
wife or I ever experienced or saw any inappropriate behavior nor did 
we see any sexual harassment at any of the camps. Mike and his sisters
(and everyone else) behaved, at the camp, the same as they would have
if everyone were fully clothed. Obviously, Mike's parents were nudists
because children could only attend if they came with their parents.
Mike and his sisters were raised in this atmosphere, and it wasn't
something that they pursued on their own.
    It is unfortunate that Mike's sister was called a "whore" because 
of something her parents chose for her, especially since his sister 
was always appropriate in her behavior. She did not deserve this label.
There is something wrong when a nude body is deemed inappropriate, but
it is appropriate to humiliate someone publicly by labeling them as a

-Ray Wells ('54)
>>From: Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55)

Re: Sacramento Lunch
    We had another fun day in Sacramento. A few less attendees, but
lots of memories, news about home and updates on other alumni. We have
a map of Richland and intend to mark all of our old addresses - kind of
fun to see how the area looks now versus when we lived there. If you
weren't there we probably included you in our discussions!!! All good
stuff of course. We will plan another luncheon in a few months, so if
you are in our area in August "come on down" and join us. The lucky
people who were there are: Ken Ely ('49), Ann Clancy Andrews ('50), Jim
McKeown ('53 and wife Edna), Jack Sinderson ('53), Pete Hollick ('55),
Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55), Deanna Case Ackerman ('55), Pat Finney
Risser ('56), Sandy Finney Harvego ('60).

-Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55)
>>From: Larry Harrold ('56)

Re: "Hanging Tree"
    In 1959 my wife, Lois Weyerts ('56), Paul Webster ('56) and his 
wife, Barbara Brown ('57), and I went to see the Premier showing of the 
Hanging tree in Ellensburg, WA where we were attending college at the
time. We had heard that the movie was made somewhere around Yakima on
the Naches River. I forgot how we found our directions, but we ended up
getting there by taking the Chinook Pass highway. Several miles past
the turnoff to White Pass, We went to the Niles Store, which was
situated on the left side of the highway 410 next to the Naches River.
There is a bridge across the river on the left side of the store. The
store consists of a combination gas station, food and convenience
store. As soon as you cross the bridge, you turn right. Proceed about
one and one half miles to two miles and you are there at the old town
site off to the right side of the road with the cliff where the two
cabins were located. If I remember right, after you cross the river at
the Niles Store and turn right, there is another bridge crossing back
over. Be sure not to take that road and keep going straight. About
where you can first see the town site and the cliff there is a fork in
the road. If you stay to the right it goes up a little hill and brings
you to the top of the cliff where the cabins were. At this point, if
you look down over the cliff to the North you see Rattlesnake Creek
where Doc Frail first found Rune being chased by the townspeople for
stealing. Remember when Rune came climbing up over the top when Doc.
Frail was looking to buy the cabins. 
    On top of the cliffs, A fireplace was still standing and the
remnants of simple footings for the cabins marking their outline were
still visible. Looking down at the town from the top of the cliff, the
rock ringed fire pit was still there. This is where they had the big
fire and George C. Scott was stirring up the crowd that night with his
"fire and damnation" speech on why they should hang Doc Frail after he
had shot and killed Frenchie for what he had done to the Pretty Lady.
    Lois and I were back 5 or 6 years ago and the brush had almost 
reclaimed the town site, but it was still recognizable. While you are
looking for the bridge at the Nile Store, keep your eyes peeled for a
small sign along the road that says "Nile". When you see the sign you
are getting close, then look for the store.

-Larry Harrold ('56)
>>From: Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60)

To: Mike Brady ('61)
    Thanks for the update Mike. I work for a man and wife who had
parents (both deceased) who were nudists. their recollections are 
of being drug on family vacations, to a very boring place, where you 
didn't have to worry about what to wear. Tell Carol hi for me.

-Patti Mathis Wheeler ('60)
>>From:  Judy Willox (Classic Class '61)

To: All Bombers
Re: Green & Gold, Red & White
    Taste the wines of renowned vintner Charlie Hoppes at Club 40's
Spring wine tasting event! Join us on Saturday, April 23 from 6-9pm at
the Hampton Inn, Richland. We'll be pouring wines from Fidelitas, Canon
de Sol, Gamache and Gooseridge wineries. Tickets are $25, and include
wine, light hors d'oeurves and a silent auction to benefit the Richland
High senior graduation party. Tickets are available at the Hampton Inn,
or by calling Maggie Shallman at 627-4295. Only a limited number are
available, so get yours today!
    If you are from out of town and want to attend, attached is a form
to send in to the address on the form.

Bomber Cheers,
-Judy Willox (Classic Class '61) ~ Richland
>>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62)

To: Jane Walker's ('62)
    Happy Birthday [4/18] to Jane Walker from a fellow '62 classmate!   
Jane, I haven't made it back to Alaska yet, but it's still on my
"schedule", and I will look you up when I get there, but hope you come
down to our next reunion, which may occur before I get back up there. 
At the moment, I am in the little town of Spruce Pine, NC, where I am 
learning there is country as beautiful, and as rugged as we see in our 
beloved Pacific Northwest.
    I have been blessed to have beautiful weather during the 4 days 
I've been here, and every day something more is blossoming or greening 
up. I rode a little on the Blue Ridge Parkway which is so great, but I 
will miss the rhododendrons in bloom again.

-Helen Cross Kirk ('62)
>>From: Donni Clark Dunphy ('63)

To: Linda Reining ('64)
    Since you mentioned Rory Calhoun I have to tell a story about him.
When I was little, every time we came down to Southern CA to visit my
grandma and other relatives we always spent one day of our vacation
touring Hollywood looking for movie stars' homes. I was crazy about 
Rory Calhoun even though I was only 8 or 9. We found his home this one 
day. I can still remember I was wearing a yellow blouse and petal 
pushers and had braids in my hair. I ran up to the door and a maid 
came to the door and I asked her if I could have his autograph. She 
pleasantly said to wait a minute and disappeared. Then in a few minutes
in the window right above me he leaned out and talked to me. Asked me
all kinds of questions, was so nice and told me to wait at the door.
Then the maid came back and brought me a big glossy picture of him that
he had personally signed for me. He made a little girl very happy and
thrilled that I got to see a movie star! He played a crummy role in the
picture sorry to say. I love that scene too at the end, and how about
when she throws off her red shoes and leaves them in the dirt? Now
let's see, which river was that, the Columbia, the Rouge, in Canada, 
or Oregon? Isn't it amazing the word that gets around?

-Donni Clark Dunphy ('63)
>>From: Mike Howell ('68WB)

To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68)

Lynn, my first thought was to tell you to talk him out of it but after
thinking back to when I went in... It wouldn't do any good to try. 
So: the best advice I can give is that he should enlist for OTC right
off the bat. If he doesn't like the service he can be done with it and
have his GI Bill to get educated as he sees fit. Whatever branch he
chooses have him think it over very, very close and see that he chooses
a field that has job opportunities on the outside, like communications,
electronics, even engineers. Stay away from Medic, Infantry, and combat
duties. You will both be happier in the long run.

-Mike Howell ('68WB)
>>From: Steve Piippo ('70)

    There may be some ex-Bombers with fond memories of the ancient
Foreign Language Building (FLB) on the RHS campus. Yesterday [4/18], 
the FLB was carefully demolished by a stout back hoe. Reminds some of 
us of Ray Juricich teaching driver training and Mr. Muruca spreading 
the Spanish and his ping pong wars at lunch with Rish... sitting in 
those chairs.

-Steve Piippo ('70)
That's it for today. Please send more.