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mFlS fear the Struw stuff nas tried to make the annual
mo e than just a boon oF pl tures de Fav had as our goal
t 15 year a Jook wlth
1 e .Je 0' tne Staff' nope that we 'lava snceeded
1 this and that f? t LHP strl wlll a wa
brln' back yleasano meuorles ol lledo Hl7h
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DEDI CA TION
We, the Senior class of 1942, do hereby dedicate this
Astrum to Miss May Hartley, history teacher at Aledo High
School for fifteen years, to express our deep appreclation
of her efforts to help us galn an understandlng of past and
present world problems
Bob Miller, Eugenia Mannon, L Boyd Finch, Bob Bjorkman, Ruth Martens,
row Stephen Pattison, Leon Weirather, Kathryn Bigham, Audrey Babcock
Jane McNamara, Myrl Johnson, Rosie Essley, Paula Doonan, Blaine Rooth,
y Close, Dean Morgan
Back row Richard Gray, Dorothy Greer Phyllis witt, Doris Mc aw dith wing
Many thanks to
Phyllis for drawing
the design printed
on the back of every
page. It wasn't an
easy task but nPhilN
drew it well and we,
the Astrum staff,
think she should be
publicly thanked for
her excellent work.
adltor in hief
asst Business Manager
L Boyd Finch
Mary Jane Mchamara
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O O O
Board of Eelucation
Wa . - 7,
Board Of Education
James C, Graham Glen Stancliff
principal Assistant Principal
Dean of Girls
K. D. Constant
Dean of Boys
George H. Pratt, Coach
Ruth Bjorkman R. C. Mortland
nHow'd Aledo ever get along without him?H
A. V. C., Speech Contestant, Player's Guild
Playcrafters, Football, WAstrumn staff,
Student Council, Class Officer, Intermural
Rose Marie Essley
G. A. A., R. P. C., Latin Club, Speech contest-
ant, Player's Guild, Playcrafters, Girl's Glee
Club, 'Astrumu staff, The HStudentN staff,
Book Selection Board, Four year honor roll,
Student Council, Intermural sports, D. A. R.
Award, Vice President, Class Officer.
NA heart of gold under that quiet simplicity.H
G. A. A., Latin Club, Intermural sports.
WI had good intentions but I'm afraid I
didn't read the lesson.n
Ndomeone said, 'A person learns more with
their mouth closed and their ears open',
and I believed it.u
NHer initials may be WCW but her grades aren't.
R. P. C., Latin Club, Intermural sports.
Nwhy don't people learn that Lloyd is my last
F. F. A., Intermural sports.
La June Spink
'Chicago's the most wonderful placein
G. A. A., The WStudentn staff, Joy one year.
nOne redhead who doesn't have a temper.H
G. A. A., R. P. C., Intermural sports.
'It isn't what you say, it's the way you say
Speech contestant, Player's Guild, Football,
nHe's so bright, they call him Neon.n
Player's Guild, Playcrafters, 'Astrumu staff,
Book Selection Board, Band, Four year honor
roll, Christmas Vespers, Stage Mgr. G. A. A.
Carnival, Stage Mgr., Salutatorian.,
HMen don't interest mel'
G. A. A., R. P. C., Latin Club, Player's
Guild, WAstrum' staff, Four year honor roll,
NThinking about those sheep, Peanut?H
G. A. A., Latin Club, Player's Guild,
Playcrafters, Mixed Chorus, Girl's Glee
Club, nAstrumn staff, Music contest, Four
year honor roll, Girl's Octet, Student
Council, Intermural sports, Cheerleader.
L. Boyd Finch
NAll great men were born in February.n
Latin Club, Speech contestant, Player's
Guild, 'Astrumu staff, The Hdtudentn staff,
Band, Four year honor roll, Student Council.
Ruth Martens '
nBeauty and brains are an unbeatable combinat1on.n
G. A. A., Player's Guild, NAstrumN staff,
The nStudentn staff, Book Selection Board,
Four year honor roll, Class Officer,
Valedictorian, Amherst, Sask., Canada, one
year, Reynolds, one year.
Wwe knew the Secretary of Agriculture way
back when he went to A. H. S.W
Player's Guild, Playcrafters, F. F. A.,
Mixed Chorus, Boy's Glee Club, 'Astrumw staff,
Four year honor roll, Student Council,
uFootball is a tough game and NPat's a tough
A. V. C., Player's Guild, Football, F. F. A.,
Intermural sports. ,
NAstrumn staff, Parlimentary Team.
WHer heart belongs to an Irish lad.N
G. A. A., Speech contestant, Player's Guild,
nAstrumH staff, Intermural sports, Cheerleader.
uThe funniest noises come out of her.n
G. A. A., R. P. C., Player's Guild, Mixed
Chorus, Girl's Glee Club, nastrumn staff,
The nStudentW staff, Intermural sports,
HOne word describes Bob: versatile.N
Latin Club, Speech contestant, Player's
Guild, Playcrafters, Football, Mixed Chorus,
Boy's Glee Club, HAstrumn staff, The HStudentn
staff, Four year honor roll, Student Council,
Nwe've never seen him run down.N
A. V. C., Player's Guild, Playcrafters, Track,
F. F. A., Mixed Chorus, Boy's Glee Club,
Hastrumn staff, lntermural sports.
G, A. A., R. P. C., Jpeech contestant,
Player's Guild, Playcrafters, Hixed Chorus,
Girl's Glee Club, nastrumn Staff, The H3tudentu
staff, student Council, Intermural sports,
NA future oil magnate.N
A. V. C., Player's Guild, Football, Track,
Senior Carnival King, Intermural sports.
NAn aid in anything she does.n
G. a. A., R. P. C., Mixed Chorus, Girl's
Glee Club, 'AstrumH staff, The uStudentn
staff, Book Selection Board, Music Contestant
Intermural sports, Girls Octect, Christmas
NI wish I was a junior.u
G. A. a., Latin Club, Speech contestant,
Player's Guild, Playcrafters, Mixed chorus,
Girl's Glee Club, uastrumn staff, Book
selection Board, Intermural sports.
HWe'll always be jealous of his hair.H
A. V. U., Player's Guild, Playcrafters,
Football, F. F. a., Mixed Chorus, Boy's
Glee Club, Hastrumn staff, Four year honor
roll, Student Council, lntermural sports.
,.fga2E' , ki A
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Mary Jane McNamara
HAlways ready with a suggestion.N
G. A. A., R. P. C., Player's Guild, nAstrumn
staff, nThe Student' staff, Intermural sports.
nPhotography is my relaxation.u
Latin Club, Mixed Chorus, Boy's Glee Club,
'Astrum' staff, Music contestant.
Nwhy is it that Civics and gum don't mix?'
Mixed chorus, Boy's Glee Club.
uBoys and bees always swarm around the honey.'
Player's Guild, Mixed Chorus, Hyde Park two
Ulf you want to find 'Tate' look for him
beside the radio in Swen's at 4:3O.n
uThe dtudentu staff, Book Selection Board,
G. A. A., R. P. C., Latin Club, Player's
Guild, Carnival Queen, lntermural sports.
nwhy waste your time with high school boys
when there are men around?U
G. A. A., R. P. C., Latin Club, Player's
Guild, lntermural sports.
NAbe Lincoln was a Republican, too.W
Players Guild, Playcrafters, F. F. A.,
NOld cars and new girls are 'Pete's hobbies.n
Player's Guild, Mixed Chorus, Boy's Glee Club,
Band, Intermural sports.
WAS quiet as a little mouse.'
G. A. A., R. P. C., Latin Club, Speech
contestant, Intermural sports.
NThe more we know her, the more we wish she's
been here all the time.'
G. A. A., Four year honor roll, Intermural
Uwe wish we had a new carl'
F. F. A., Intermural sports.
HEdith is on the next page.N
Schaefer High School, Ohio, one year.
WHe'll be the first to graduate.H
A. V. C., Track, F. F. n.
NI don't understand teachers.N
F. F. A.
uDid you ever see her without a smile?H
G. A. A., R. P. C., Player's Guild WAstrumn
staff, Band, Intermural sports. ,
,fl ,J ft
WThere's a soldier waiting for her.n
WAstrum staff, The WStudentu staff.
Nwow, that 'Chevyu convertiblei'
Football, Track, F. F. A., Intermural sports
UI'm always ready to help.H
G. A. A., R. P. C., Latin Club, Player's
Guild, Mixed Chorus, Girl's Glee Club,
nAstrumU staff, Book Selection Board,
HQuiet girls are rare and hard to find.'
HAstrumH staff, Joy two years.
NHis heads full of wheels and women.u
Track, F. F. A., Intermural sports.
nMen are like street cars, there's always
another along in ten minutes.'
G. A. A., R. P. C., Mixed Chorus, Girl's
Glee Club, Girls Octet, Intermural sports.
'Wouldn't the world be boring without men.N
G. A. A., R. P. C., Girls Glee Club,
WSlow and easy is my motto.W
F. F. A., Intermural sports.
Mary Esther Gilmore
M 4 an .W Q Ala la Robert Winger
51. Ann Parkinson
Qi .dl in
Q Ronald Killer
Billy Iiillett S ' A
Marilyn Johnston -
Robert Gustafson A
Robert Ri cketts
Florence Jennings as
Mary Burns '
Ejlylisze Le .Jf',lT,i.
A Q John Fisher
'gl Jmecvghino .hence
X :rank .fLevans
3 6 A Lorraine Benson
A' Richard Lialdwin
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Laura Nan Blazer
Betty Jo Vance
Marne Jane Fullerton
Bonnie Jean Jpence
Home .-.' akeland
Ina Mae Cameron
Jo Ann Black
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nledo won l d 'ost
Front row: David Sherrard Bob Win er, B K
West, Rad Fraser, Warren'Danford 8 ob elly, Bob Carroll, ward
Second row: Don Baldwin, Lehman McClellan, Dick Adams, Harold Bogrd
Bill Moseley, Curt Simpkins, Kenny Taylor, Leonard McCaw '
Thlrd row: Charles Lee, Lyle Fassett, Elliott Schrader, Ralph Thornberg,
523225 Newswander, George Hudson, Jerry Swank, Bob Gustafson, Edward
Back row: Coach Pratt Elvis Hildebr '
marine, Bob Fuhr, Assistant coach 33?1'DEinl Taylor' Lee Dmp' Bob
Front row: Coach Pratt, Bob Berglund, Fred Lawson, Don Baldwin, Charles
Lee, Leonard McCaw, Lyle Fassett, Aldus Gridley, David Sherrard, bean
Second row: Bob Fuhr, ward West, John Emrick, Blaine Rooth, Delos Xader,
Bob Miller, Edward Reaber, Bob Ricketts
Third row: Darrell Hutchins, Paul Robison, Bob Boultinghouse, George
Hudson, Curt Simpkins, Donald Anderson, earl Hutchins, Harold Board,
Fourth row: Earl Crawford, had Fraser, Junior Jpence, Bill Taylor, paw-
rence Tracy, Maurice Lloyd, Bob Kelly, Bob Minger, Warren Danford, Jerry
Swank, Lehman McClellan
The Girls' athletic association is
an organization to further the partici-
pation of girls in organized and un-
Zach fall a carnival is held to
raise money. During the carnival a King
and Queen are chosen. This year the
carnival was very successful.
Every winter members participate
in a state basket shooting contest.
This year aledo placed second in the
Play days in various schools are
held every spring and fall. also the
3- a. a. sponsors a jacks and marble
tournament for junior high and grade
school pupils. Various parties and
hikes are held throughout the year.
Officers and Captains
First row: Doris McCaw, Ann Parkinson
Second row: Donna Maynard, Eugenia
Mannon, Audrey Babcock, Kathryn
Third row: Miss Headley, Maxine
Sproston, Rosie Essley, Myrl John-
Fourth row: Ruth Ruggles, Mary Eggt-
mBn,Betty Ramsden, Beverly Sherrard
---Rose Marie Essley
Juniors and Seniors
First row: Doris McCaw, Ann Parkinson, Lorraine Benson, Colleen Rush,
Bettie Fender, Arlene Johnson, Billye Hampton, Miss Headley
Second row: Shirley Wagoner, Maxine dproston, rhyllis Bradford, nuth Huggles,
Myrl Johnson, Georgia Morey, Martha McCreight, Donna Maynard, Ruth Phrtens
Third row: Ida Mae Kendall, LaJune Jpink, Mary Jane McNamara. hugenia
Mannon, Rosie Essley, Audrey Babcock, Betty Ramsden, Mary Esther Gilmore,
Margie Hakeland, Mary Eastman
Fourth row: Paula Doonan, Nancy McGaughy, Kate Bigham, Dorothy Greer,
Phyllis Hitt, Mable Johnson, Kathleen Schmidt, Beverly Sherrard, Martha
Kitchen, Margaret Bowers, Arlene Johnson
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The band under the direction of Mr Zei
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the Mercer County Fair.
ho In the fall members ofmthe organization played at all
A me games and also at the nonmouth and Knoxville games
A fall concert was given. In March the band played enoiher
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First roi: Carol Witt, Barbara Wakeland, Ina las Cameron, laura Nan Blazer, Shirley Reynolds
Second row: lary Hildebrand, Howard Danford, Junior Hiller, Lehman McClellan, leon Weirather, Ileen Nesbitt,
llarthe llcCz-eight, Robert McBride, Judy McCreight
Third row: Dorothy Ripley, Patsy Rooth, Elaine Indstrom, Joan Monson, Alyce Ricketts, Phyllis McCaw,
Donald Brown, Warren Danford, John McC1eary, Bonnie Bailey, Dorothy Danford
Fourth row: L. B. Finch, Richard Caboen, Fred Lawson, Lyle Faseett, David Sherrard, Donald Baldrin, Tom Emrick,
Lee Damp, Beverly Sherrard, E10Uil9 De Smith, Dick Greer
Fifth row: Elmer Ziegler, lendoll Peterson, Charles lee, Shirley Stone, Elvin Hildebrand, Richard Seaton,
Raymond UcCrcight, layno Stoad, Helen Peterson, Ileen Dahl, Dave Hangul
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Dean Xorgan, Lawrence Tracy, Dick Gray, Elaine Rooth,
Bob Fuhr, FU. Hansen, Howard Fender
Vice Pres.--Richard Zrey
In the fall the
meat judjine team, compos-
ed of Boo Fuhr, Eugene
Gray, and Dick Gray, won
e in the state
the F, F, A.
Blaine Rooth, lres-
ldent of the local chap-
dent, and Jtate Farmer,
won seventh place in the
national livestock judging
ember the an-
Earl Lutz, the
called to the army in
January, but the new
teacher, Donald Hansen,
has filled his place very
First row: Howard Fender, Bob Fuhr, newis Hcdaw, Ronald Liller, Jack Y:Haxera,
Fleming McKinney, wayne otead
Jecond row: Pk. Hansen, aldus lrizley, Dien 4r'n1w, -eip T r en, pick Ur ',
Lugene Lruy, bill Hillett, elaine hooth
Tnlrd row: Lorrie iatterson, JoL Jzown, nag -ru5er, -u?re-. Iuiciixi, J el-e
Iollnney, bob Carrull, John otenfeldt, Lyle Hesaett, anlter fzsegi
Fourth row: Jtephen lattieon, bob Helly, Lawrence Tracy, lllis Hell, sob
Gustafson, David Downey, John Fisher, Forrest stegicne, nzyne Leng son,
Richard adams, Nelson Xorris
Vice Pres.--Rose Harie Essley
Secretary---L. Boyd Finch
Adviser- ---- Ruth Ketzle
This year has probably been the Jtudent Council's most successful one since
its founding three years ago. It has been responsible for many activities and
improvements during the year.
In January, it sponsored a drive to sell defense bonds and stamps. The
goal set was one thousand dollars. The students greatly exceeded this by sell-
ing five thousand, nine hundred and eleven dollars worth.
A new public address system was bought to be used for school dances and
assemblies. Pep meetings were much improved through the work of a Student
These activities reflect very favorably upon the ability of the president,
Bob Miller, and the organization as a whole.
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First row: Lorraine Benson, L. Boyd Finch, Bob Hiller, H0319 Eggley,
Eugenia Mannon, Miss Ketzle
Second row: Mary Eastman, Curt Simpkins, Bob Carroll, Eleanor Schmidt,
Betty Hutchins, Blaine Rooth
Third row: Bob Bjorkman, Richard Baldwin, Bill Taylor
secretary yn flSlEY
Treasurer Jo otry Jroxm
AdV1S9F 'ou1se Warrl ton
The cldb held at least one ee+1nv exch
month Talks, denonstratlons, and recre
we e lncluded ln the meetin s
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welner roasf VHlCh w held dffe
school at the oodth 1 e Plrx
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the followlng day was ve
septenber 27 was the Dlstrlct Home c
The g1TlS went 1D the school bus
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nelly day 1+ oselwll U1 'ool
d baskets for needy famllles at Chrlstnes tl e They donated
, toys, and food
The Home LCOHOMICS glrls served the P B Parent and oon Janquet on Deceuber
8th and entertalned the B F boys at a Chrlstmas party at the hlfh school on the
afternoon before VHCHUIOH
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nee Qett Ramsden, Ruth Martens is, jowers
deck row John Fisher, raula boonln Jlorla eed Dorls chan,
ar nsther ollmore mnlta Johnson ndwqrd neaner
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USugar and Spicen
Bob Bj 01-man Bob M1 llef
Betty Ramsden Rosie Easley Phyllis Witt
pepfnd LDSIF SSLPY Phyllls wltt PartVa
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FlSh6P sob Agornman ss cuow ll
First How: Betty Ramsden, Phyllis Witt, Job Hiller, Rosie Essley, Bob
Jecond Row: Blaine Rooth, Richard Gray, Eugenia Hannon, Leon Neirather,
Dean Horgan, Frank Bedford, hiss Bjorkman
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fcX21ara, Hulen Yreevuz, Lzhle foinxnn
mn, Marl Mrjmlgl, QZSTFQC Tuttismx
rackson, L. bcyi Flneh, Qtilaen Aciiijt
Kenneth .uy1cr, 4325 iartens
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Dorothy Greer, do hereby will my long blond locks and my delicate
s to Martha Kitchen
Leon Weirather, will and bequeath my exactness and the block of
that goes with it to Robert Boultlnghouse
Paula Doonan do hereby w1ll my tall, lean and lanky figure to
Bob Bjorkman, will my fluffy blond hair and my graceful dancing
to Lee Damp
Helen Greeves, do hereby will my Irish cocklshness and what I'
t makes men flght over me to Junia Hampton
Frank Bedford, will my argumentatlve talent and the vocabulary
ch I am famous, to David Downey
Rosie Essley, will my numerous presldential offices and my peppy
l1ty to Elo1se De Smltb
Darrah Brown, will my dribbling laugh and my aff1n1ty for ancient
s to Robert Fuhr
Martha McCreight, do hereby will and bequeath my quiet, easy going
Earl Engwall, will my forceful ambltion to get to school and classes
to Richard Baldwin
sadly Cbut deflnltelyl wlll my Honey from Aledo
L Boyd Flnch, will my drummlng ab1l1ty to John Emrlck
basketball boys Cand howl to Florence Jennlngs
Kenneth Taylor, will my track medals to Shortle Dahl with the hope
wil w1n the pennant for us next year
Stata Stalllngs, wlll my ' lamor glrl face and my ab1l1ty to get
flfth hour study hall to Shlrley Balmer
Dick Sharp w1ll my long curly eyelashes and my lnterest in ClVlCS
Audrey Babcock, do hereby w1ll my lovely thlck eyebrows and my
le disposltlon to Ruth Ruggles
Dean Morgan, will my slick, black hair and my brisk man about town
to Moe Lloyd
LaJune Spink, do hereby will my Chlcago cousins to Shirley Bistline
tead, Billye Hampton, and Nancy McGauvhy It mmll take that many to
Blaine Rooth, will all my ab1l1ty to photograph well and my cheer
girl friend to Elllott Schrader
Eugenla Mannon, w1ll my affection for sweet llttle lambs and tre1r
ool to Beverly Sherrard
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stephen Pattlson, w1ll and bequeath my erect muscular physlque to
Kathleen achmldt, will my unique way of saying 'No to Phyllis
, the Cheerleaders Audrey, Kate, and Eugenia do hereby will our
posltlons to Betty onell, Helena hay, and Ruth Llliott
Mable Johnson, will my Charles Monson to Novella Mack because I'
y'll make a striking couple
Lowell Lloyd, wlll my calm composed quletness to Harold Board
Esther Morgan, will my Ed1th, my trumpet and my silent nature
Le Roy Berglund, will my bwedish sllentness and my quiet behavlor
halls to Dorwln Jackson
Hazel Martln, will my gay nlght llfe to that llttle homegirl
Doris McCaw, will my numerous plng pong champlonships and my shy
in the junlor class to Bett1e Fender
Marvln Johnson, solemnly will my winsome dark eyes and my
olly wolly Doodle to Robert Winger so he can serenade his
Kate Bigham w1ll my 'sweet squeek and my slim flgure to Ida Mae
Ruth Martens, regretfully w1ll my llttle Dorwln and my lushy red
Ida Mae Cameron
Lasalle McK1nney, do hereby w1ll my abillty to talk on and mentlon
in hlstory class to Ronald Miller
Betty Crawford, do hereby will all my previous engagements to Mlss
Wendell Peterson, wlll my imag1nary appllcatlon lnto the Navy and
car' to Flemlng McK1nney so he can drlve up North College as often
Donna Maynard, w1ll my Mathervllle man and my cute lingo to Marllyn
Richard Gray, do hereby w1ll my scholastic brllllance to Delos
he will have someth1ng to do nights
Betty Ramsden, w1ll my sweeping sweetie, will all my love to Shlrley
I, Richard Taylor, do hereby w1ll my short, short, semi yearly ha1r
cuts to Bill Taylor because he lets his hair grow too long
We, Doris Michels and Edith Ewing, do hereby w1ll and bequeath our
soldier boys and the dlamonds that go w1th 'em to arleen Parkinson and
I Rlchard Adams, will my loud outspoken, mlschievious moments to
I, Cleo Carver, will my way with the men to Maxine Sproston
I, Forrest Stephens, w1ll my knack of telling gruesome stories
and my ab1lity to get along without buyxng notebook paper to Nancy
I, Harry Close, do hereby will my tall, dark, handsome looks
Mary Jane McNamara w1ll all my correspondence, especially notes,
Phyllls Witt, will my 'Bobs' to Juanlta Johnson and Josie Spence
Bob Miller, will my flirtatious nature to Elvis Hildebrand, w1th
the hope that he will keep the string in order
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Poughkeepsle, New York
June l , 1960
Dear Blaine and Eugenla,
Your latest letter arrlved yesterday noon and since I have just returned
from a vislt to the old home town, I thought you might be lnterested in the
latest about all the old classmates You two are so far away down there on
your bouth Amerlcan sheepranch that I sometlmes wonder just how often you re
ceive news of Aledo
First of all, you will be interested in knowing that my trip back was by
'Auto Plane Th1S ingenious mechanlsm is a combination convertible coupe and
cub plane and was orlginated by that famous aeronautical engineer, Lasalle Mc
Klnney It 1S belng produced by the Marvin Johnson Darrah Brown hotor Corpora
tlon of Detrolt
My secretary, Miss Betty Ramsden, and I met qulte a few of our old high
school frlends while traveling among them was Coach Stephen Pattlson, who is
now headlng the powerful Notre Dame eleven Coach was telllng us about a new
interference he has perfected when the air stewardess approached us You guess
ed it bhe was none other than Mlss Rose Marla Essley Of course our trlp was
very pleasant for she made us quite comfortable
Back home a new city block has been la1d out whlch does away with College
Avenue One of the town's leadlng citizens, Frank Edward Bedford, bsq , who is
President of the National Walgreen Drug Agency took Richard Deems Taylor and
me on a jaunt through the surroundings Many new improvements were noted through
He is somewhat of a celebrity now since he's the nat1on's number one jazzcritic
On the site of old A C P S , dear old A C H S , now stands modern Sharp's
Shapely Shlngles and S1deboards lumber Co wh1ch1sxnanaged by Mr Rlchard Sharp
Dick told us that he had Just completed the town's newest theater whlch 13 man
aged by the aggressive Mr Lowell Lloyd as an opening attractlon, the stage
show featured those two lazy dark1es, nRastus and 'Liza Janen, whom you know as
the Misses Georgla Morey and Myrl Johnson Myrl and Georgla had Just returned
from a successful run on Broadway The plcture we saw was cleverly enacted by
the two leading ladies, Dorothy Greer and Kathy bchmidt
The next day, as I was enjoying lunch 1D a cozy little tearoom off Hebel
bquare, I met M1ss Ruth Martens who joined me in a cup of tea I will tell you
about Ruth presently, but for now let me describe the tea room It was bullt
and is operated by the former M1ss Doris Michels and was decorated by Mable
Johnson Monson A gypsy fortune teller brought in the tea and then told pleasant
tales of schooldays gone by We thought it rather queer that she should be so
well informed,but eventually Ruth discovered that our dark friend was none other
than that globe trotter, La June Spink But Ruth, you know, is now employed as
secretary to the President of the United States Many of her frlends are wonder
ing when she will announce her engagement to Aledo's outstanding street cleaner
Later on in the afternoon, she and Mrs Kate Bigham Kimball, who teaches
phys1cal education at Aledo High left me to haunt the department stores in
search of a present for Miss Donna Maynard Donna is being married next week
to a successful business man from out of town Kate reported that the old lma
Mater has another one of our fair classmates as a teacher, Miss Paula Doonan,
who is teaching the sixth grade cherubs
All afternoon it seemed that I kept running lnto people, for on my way to
the barber shop I met that handsome dancing teacher, Robert Bjorkman Bob and
I were both heading south along Graham Avenue when he called my attention to
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a new addltlon to the famlly of skyscrapers along the way This new structure
bore the tltle of the G G Department btore Perhaps you're wonderlnp about
the G G G well, It stands for Greeves Glamour Garments It 13 rather wldely
known slnce Helen hlres only the best of help An example of thls 13 seen in
her selectlon of Rlchard adams as chlef bookkeeper Dlck attracts a conslderable
amount of trade as he wlggles h13 ears ln the show wlndows fter COUTIDU the
store we sat ln on a style revlew in the maln audltorium Bud Davlson was
along then, and every timedn attractlve model appeared he gave out wlth a shrlll
whlstle dhen otata otalllngs stepped out onto the stave Mr D3V1SOH really
From there we proceded on our journey toward the barber shop owned lJ1Nelson
Morris Nhlle Bob recelved a maricure from Miss Cleo Carver, I plcked up the
daily paper whlch I notlced was orlnted by the aledo Tubllshlnf Co s you may
already know, Leon Weirather 13 the edltor of thls flrm
I few cllpplngs from the social papa ran like this
senator harl fngwall, who 15 hivhly pralsed for hls bF1ll18Ht o tory ln
the senate returned from the Capitol last evenlnv for a few weeks' VlSlt FIS
latest bill authorlzed the dlsorganlzation of schools
Mrs Edlth Lwlng Morgan, who is now happlly marrled and 11VlHg in nrpee,
entertalned a group of friends last evenlng ln her home in honor of Mr and Irs
Dean Yorgan, who were recently marrled Mrs Morgan was formerly of Iowa I
note here though, that Dean 15 now the proud owner of Mercer ounty's largest
herd of ansus cattle lde llne of the business 1S the productlon of a non
greasy halr oil whlch Dean mlxes and uses on hlmself Do you remembel 1
Esther Morgano She too llves ln Aroee ns 1D the old days U13 oraen and
her slster 1D law are lnsepaxable
we noted that L B flHCh, Jr , B A , M A , Ph D Nho lS lnstructor of hls
wlth Benny Goodman's orchestra was a recent VlQitOI here
Kenneth Taylor has Just returned from the P n amerlcar Olymplcs where he
is credlted wlth settlng the world's record in tle lOO yard dash
Mlss DOT1S hcCaw competes CF1S week for the tltle of Nat onal pln ponv
champion at Matrervllle
and then I chanced to see an advertlsement whlch read llke this
Hare you lonesome Do you want a husband wit? moneyo If so vlrls, apply
to the Lonely Hearts Club, or in care of Betty Crawford, Aledo, Illlno s
guarantee that once you've not a man he can't get away
But gettlng back, we were chattlnp away, the four of us, when Hob 'lller
entered to have hls head shaved Fe 1S the same rerular fellow and IS stlll
in the dalry DUSIUESS Of course he talked about hls wlfe Phvllls ue told
me that She 1S so handy around the barn and that she can drlve the mllk truck
stralghter than he does also, those lOO pound mllk cans are very easy for
her to throw around
The afternoon was gettlng on so Bgorkman and I left for my hotel Y
that 1S a new 1fSt1CUt1OH, too It lS in charge of Miss Hazel Martln and oc u
ples the last twenty top floors of the new McCre1ght BU1ldlHg, owned by Fc
Creight COFPOToC10H of whlch Martha McCrelght 1S chalrman of the board
houses forty bOWllDg alleys 1D the basement
We had just started to cross the street when Berglund's Breezy Bus, drlven
by LeRoy, lumbered up to the stopllght From the opposlte dlrectlon the Illler
mllk truck flew into vlew Phlln was COm1Hg on at a terrlflc rate of spe d
The lnevltable happened After the rumble and crash of metal banglnv agalrst
metal had subsided, we opened our eyes People were rushln here and there
Dr Parry Close, of Dogtown, and Publlc dealth Nur e audrey oabcock Kelly were
attemptlng to extrlcate the V1Ct1mS
One of the flFSC to get out of the melee was Commander vendell Peter on,
who leads tle Navy Band Pete was rather mournful because hls tattoo was
completely rulned another passenger, Forrest atephens, who was on h1S way
to his V9t1DBPi8H headquarters at Ames, Iowa, was slightly scratched
I1SS nary Jane Ichamara, who 15 a reporter for the Aledo paper covered
the story and I am sendlng you her account of the mlsfortune
well, thls wlll have to be all for now as I am very busy wlth my sgrlnn
dutles here at the college answer soon for your letters are alwavs welcome
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btop and ohop
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Blue Rlbbon Qtore
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GAA and AVC Party End of Defense stamps and Bond
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sen1or Coupon sale
All Fools' Day
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