Allen Township Centralized School - Dixie Yearbook (Van Buren, OH)

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Lawrence, that We might show our appreci- ation for splendid sponsorship, his untiring eiorts as staff advisor and his many helpful suggest- ions in making this annual possible. 1928 TA BLE OF CONTENTS I " ' 'dimmstratzon4 II Classes III Orgamzatwns IV Athletzcs V M zscellaneous 55TWTT1EiDlXIEfHHHhHhWW5 HW MAY DAY SCENE 1927 STORM SCENE IN VAN BUREN 1928 A 1928 r.'.'.r-nr.'.-.'.-.-.r.-.-.-.r.-.-.1-.-sr.-.--. T H E D E .-.-.-. ..-.-.-.r-s.-r.-.-v. S S ALLEN TOWNSHIP CENTRALIZED SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION E. M. Buckland, President S. J. Ovorholt, V. President J. A. Ault J. F. Neuman C. A. Huntington WW?-Fl nv- lx 1 , G. W. Connell, Clerk r ,, ., Q' , . 1:25. I I 'f .. f ' vi'-'xc f X f' "QV ' w x ' ef: A 5 !, . 5 Z , L. r ' -' V Q. . 5 1 53, tr' A --,U . Ie- '1 , SNOW SCENE ON HOG BACK Every One Eager to Coast 1928 s Q at .glllll"'lllgg.... I r . ,nyaxy 'RZ, 1. 1 1 :fm K :A I l l u I Q I ti ix O X P 'Q .9-O ?:! Fu So S2 fi -1 ' 1 sl I Y ibn' X' If If .5 .,z " fa- 49' :f at l 4 ED W' ee gs . 0' ' '-Wfllwl :MK .. "2'li- 41 91' "il:I2ll- .,, 14659 'I 7' s ZxX4Xn" .."llli.-giillll' I-'P'r'1v Y ' r-3. - '- 'f-T W. iz. L . --W' TTIEiDIXIE 1 P. g, E i J. C. COPELAND, B. S., B. Ohio Northern University Ohio State University Algebra, History ANNA BOWER, B. S. Ohio State University English Biology ORA SPANGLER, A. B. Bluffton College Latin English R. B. CLYMER Bluffton College Ohio State University Mathematics History 1928 L- C. 1 0 aj., L51 3, 1, 5 ,,,, H D. D. LAWRENCE, B. S. Bowling Green College Ohio State University Chemistry Civics Commercial MISS HECKATHORN, B. S. Miami University Home Economics MRS. CHILCOTTE Cornell University Music Supervfisor M. M. HAMILTON, B. S. Purdue University Vocational Agriculture THE DIXIE .-l.-.-. 1 4 l 1928 E" 'Fm av ,4 - I1 K I L ' " ' ' ru-v V. THE DIXIE OLIVER SHUMACHER Bluffton College School of Musical Art, N. Y. String and Percussion Instru- ments. MRS. I. M. BURTON The Graham School of Expression, Toledo, Ohio. Public Speaking and Dramatic Art NEVA WEINLAND Findlay College Conservatory Piano FRED OSSMAN Innes School of Music Denver, Colorado Brass and Wood-wind Instru- ments. 1923 ---E N.. fi fdf TTIEIDIXIE IRENE FREED Manchester College Bluffton College Indiana State Normal MISS ADAMS Findlay College Bowling Green State Normal MISS HANNA Ohio University Bowling Green State Normal MRS. SUTTON Bowling Green State Normal Clark University Ohio University MISS HUFFMAN Bowling Green State Normal Findlay College Ohio Northern University MR. SAMPSON Bowling Green State Normal Findlay College MISS PORE Kent State Normal Ohio Northern University MISS FALK Bluffton College Findlay College 1928 L. M. CRAMER ROSS MOORHEAD --- THE DIXIE- -f-----w One of the least heralded but vitally important members of our educational system is Mr. Cramer, our janitor. No matter how efficient and well trained the faculty or studious the scholars We could not conduct the school without some one to be responsible for the con- dition of our building and We feel that Mr. Cramer fills this position conscient- iously and efficiently. Van Buren has one of the most high- ly eflicient and dependable transporta- tion systems to be found. Much suc- cess in the operation of this system is due to Ross Moorhead, who has charge of the maintenance of the trucks. Mr. Moorhead has aided in the school in many other ways and deserves much credit. -l-1928---- .5 I It ,Qs ------ 4 1-f Q!! N W, 1K4 as '54 ff '5 1f ' al fe 'N 11 an Al if C assqns 47Ng S O X1 I 1' "?Y0r IINIINV' QR lQwi' ?, - 'x ' 1 f 'Q-, fr Q... X ,If ...Q . Y sf v is Ng -Y I :Ei sf X I I5 'U lv, df. 5 N , 7' 5 . fb fu .,' xv QU a B , 'X v 1 JN 1 ' V ,A li. E 5 I 'wt ae, - ww -1 U I Q. i Q rv -:yr-, - 'P' TTIEIDIXIE HOSVARD POE-Rusty "A true heart and un hom-st hand. Will takv an man through any land." Class President tl. 4: Glev Club 1. 2. il. 4: Allen, Class Play 2. Zi. 4: Romani llodivrni 1. 2: Malo Quartotte 2. 3. 4: Oporvttu 1. 2. 3, 4: Footlmll 2, Il. 4: Baskvt Ball 2, 3, Uapt. 4: Ort-ln-stra ZZ, X: Ilraniatlv Club: lntvrvlass Uontost 1. 2. Il. 4: ln-hate 3: Oratorit-al Ponte-st 2, 3, 4: Annual Editor 4: "Spirit of '2S" Staff. WNILLARD Al'LT-ll'llly "Slow hut sure is my motto." Football 1. 2, 3. Uapt. 4: Haskvt Ball Il. 4: Base-hall 2, Ii. 4: Glvv Uluh 1. 2, 3. 4: Ort-lwstra 2. 3. 4: Intvr-1-lass 3. 4: Annual Staff 4: St:1H of "Spirit of 280: Allvn Pres. 4: Class Play 2, 3, 4: Vivo Pres. of Ulass 4: Male- Quartvt 2. 24. 4. PEARLE IIYFFMAN "A quiet lass-tlioro urv few Who know the truasure hl4l in you." Glu! Club 1, 2. Cl, 4: Opervtta 1. 2. Il. 4: 0l'l'4lPNfI'Il 1. 2. 3. 4: Sot"y-Troas. of l'lass 2: Trvas. of Class 4: Inter-4-lass 1: Staff of "Spirit of YS" 4: Class Play 2: Allon. RI'DOLl'H FISHER-Rudy "As a clit-or leallvr, he c':1u't bs- bt-at Not 1-von wht-n our tvaux favocl th-fc-ut." Glow Ulub 1, 2, 3. 4: Ops-rn-tta 2. 4: Orvlwslra 1, 2: Tram-k 3: Baskvt Ball Il. 4: Base-ball 3, 4: Ulass Play 2. 3. 4: Viva- Pros. ot' Philos Ii: Stuff of "Spirit of 2S": Staff of Annual 4: Ulmer Loader 3. 4. LAYRA OVERHOLT-Leo "Dark hair, dark Q-yn-s and a plvasing personality," Allon: Glee Ulub 1. 2, 3. 4: Orr-hosrrn 1. 2, 3. 4: All Star Orchestra 1, 2. Il, 4: Uapt. 31 Track 3: Class Play 2, 3. 4: Op' e-re-tta 3: Staff of "Spirit of '2S" 4: Romani llotlivrni 1, 2, 3. EVALYN BEESON "Always knows her lessons, new-r known to shirk. Manner swus-t and gentle. dearly loves to Work." Orc-lwstru 1. 2, 3. 42 Gln-0 Club 1, 2. 3, 42 Allen: Soc-re-tary of Class 4: Annual Sta!! 4: Opt-rvtta 1. 2. 3, 4: Commerical Club 4: "Spirit of '28" Staff. 1928 1-' Lu ,.. 'L -1.1. 1, If -H-.-t THE DIXIE ROBERT DELO-Fat "By Jove! I must 1-onfess women like nie." Football Il. 43 Basket Ball 4: Orchestra 1, 2. ZS, 4: Class Play 2. 3: Instrumental Contest 3: Philo, Brass Quartette tl: Track Mgr. 3. 4: Rilllllllll Hotlierni 1. 2: Annual Stat? 4: "Spirit of '2S" Staff: Inter-class 1. 0 ELEANORE POOLE-Peanuts "That hair-'l'hat smile-Those eyes Her worth is not in her size." Basket Ball 1, 2, tl. 4: Romani Hmlierui 1. 2. 3, 4: County Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Allen, Glee Club: Annual Staff 43 lllterelass Con- test 1, 2. Il. 4: Debate 3: Class Play 2, 3, 4: Oraturical Contest 2, 3, 4: "Spirit of '2S" Staff. EARL HOSMAN "Manners help make the man." Philu. Class Play 2, 35 Football 1, 2, 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Basket Ball 1, 2, 3: Truck 1, 2: Uperetta 1, 2, 3g Baseball 1, 2, 3: "Spirit nf '2S" Stai 4. ELSIE GOODMAN- E10 "My idea uf an agreeable person is une whu agrees with me." Glee Club 1. 2, 3. 4: Philo: Class Play 2: Uperetta 1, 2, 3, 4: Cuunnercial Club 4. ORIVILLE VERMILLION "Nothing but death will part me from my dignity." Glee Club 1. 3, 42 Class Play 2. 3: Philol Annual Staff 4: "Spirit of '2S" Stalf 4. KATHRYN ROBERTS-Katt' "Oh this learning. what a thing it is. Glue Club 1. 2. Il, 4: Philo: Class Play 2: Basket Ball 4: Coxnxuercial Club 3, 4: Operetta 1. 2, 3, 4. .- -ri-M 1928 THE DIXIE .H.-.-.- it 0 RLO l!I'RRE LL-Duivh gunna-1 M. "Thu wnrlml knows nothing of its grvat- vst nn-n." Pros. of Class 2: Philo: Pros. of l'hiln Lit. 4: till-0 Fluh 1. 2. Il. 4: Class Play 2: Iqdiflll' uf II. S. I'apn-r: Bus. Mgr. Annual, Basx-hall 4. MARY ICLLEN GALLANT-Sul. "Shu van sing: tlu- SIIVIIIIVIIUSS out of a lu'ar." Glen- Ulnh 1, 2. 3. 4: Alle-n Lita-rary: Ups-rvtta 2. Ci. 4: Flass l'lny 2. 3: Intvr+ 1-lass 55: S.-v. Finn. l'lulm Zi, 4: Annual Staff 4: 'l'ruvli 1: Glu- Vinh l.ilmrarinn 4. S'I'ANLEY IIYNTINGTON-Skilllly "You woul1ln't suppusu it, hut I aln Inli- urally lmshfulf' Glu- l'lul1 1, 2, Il. 4: Ulass Plny 3, 4: Ifnollulll 4: Romani llmlivrni 1. 2, Ii: Ur- vlxvstra 1. 2. tl: Mgr. of Bnskvt Ball 4. Adv. Mgr. of Annual 14: Philo. ISLANFIIE BEESON "A miss that 1-vary one rannol ln-lp likn-. Urvlu-slra 1. 2. Il. 4: Gln-it Ulull 1. 2. 3. 4. ll. S. lllu-ruttal 1, 2. 3, 4: Uluss Play 2. 3, 4, l'hllo 1 2, Sl. 4: Annual Stuff 4: l'un1. Club 4: lntvr-1-lass 4. RALPH SWITZER-Ralplniv "Many nn-n haw- ln-on known to havn- Ilf'l'lIlIllll1ll'P4l we-alth hy minding their own lvusiiu-ss-hut not nw." Furs-st Iligrll-Fqmtlmll 3: llaskvt Ball .L X 1 lily-11 l'luh 2. Ii: Ag. Club 1, 2, 3. ': - -Fuotlmll 4: liaskvt Ball 4: J N lll Burn n Rust-hall Il, 4: Upvrottu Il, 4: Give l'luh .L .42 All,-n Lit, ZZ, 4: "Spirit of '2S" Stuff 4. ZICLMA GORRELL-Zelmle "lf n1-um-ssary, I will spa-ak." Allan l.itvmry: Glue Ululr 1. 2, 3, 4: Ur:-lu-stra 2. 24. 4: Hlllllillll llmllvrni 1. 2. .i. "Spirit of '28" Staff: Upon-ttu 1 2, 3, 4. 1928 TTIEQDIXIE MARY MILLER-"Snacks" "ln-vp bi-uwu vye-s. Plllllllllg' mm-1' with gll-x-." Ulm- l'lub 1. 2. 3. 4: High Svlmnl Oporottfl 1. 2. Ii, 4: Class I'luy 2, 3. 4: Philo 1. LZ, II. 4: Allllllill Stuff 4: liuslwt Ball 2, -1: Vmiixm-i'm'iz1l Club 3, 4: Basket Ball flilllllllll 4: Truck 1. MORRIS SWYITZER "lf l 1l1xn'I sot this world niirv. At luis! l'u1 gnml :it sparking." l4'm'c-:xt Il. S. Ag. Club 1, 2: Football 2, Il: llnlu-I Bull 1. 2, Zi: Glu- Ulub 1. 2. Yun liurun ll, S.-Glvo Vlub fl, -1: Philo 0114-iw-tt:1 4: Fnntbnll 4: Busvlmnll 13, 4: "Spirit of '2S" Stuff 4. IIAZEL NORRIS-"I'lul" "Siu-'re llPl'0. l lu-ard hi-1' giggll-Z" Class Play Il: Philo: Commerical Club 3, 4: "Spirit uf '2H" Stuff 4. ROBERT OHL-"Huh" "'l'h- Furrl is my uuto. I shall not walk." G21-u l'Iub Il. 4: Annual Stuff 4: "Spirit 41' 'EN' Stuff 4: Mnvis' llpviwxtui' 4. MARY DIELLOTT "She-'s not :l flower, uni xi pearl: but slim-'s ai jolly :ill xirouml girl." Vlzlss l'l:1y 2. 3: Ops-rettu 1. 2, 3, 4: lutvi'-1-lznss Uoutvst 2, Il, 4: Ununty Orntori- ml 2. Il: Philo: Tl'0l1Slll'0l' of Class ll: Mgr. Gills Buskvt Bull 43 Comiuericzxl Club 3. 4: Svc-'l're-als. Ath. Ass'n. 4: Annual Stall' 4: "Spirit of 'ZS' Staff 4. GEORGIA BYRBIAB "Shs- e-xm-ls :ill women in thx- magic of llvl' lm-ks." Glue' Club 1. 2, 3, 4: Alluu: 1'0l1llI1l"l'l021l Club Zi. 4: Operetta 1, 2, 4: "Spirit of '2S" Stuff -1. 1928 HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF TWENTY-EIGHT fp' warm summer days of 1924 were slowly slipping away, QJSSSJA tmogj . . . . jygf-f giving place to mild autumn breezes and nature was clad in her most gaudy gown when this history began. --21553-934 There were thirty seven ambitious but green girls and boys eager to absorb the knowledge of A. T. H. S. After the Freshman reception we felt like full fledged High School Students. As to our activities, five of our boys helped to win the County Foot- ball championship. We also claimed some letter members in Basketball. Our class was also represented in the orchestra. We entered the Inter Class Contest altho' we did not capture first place we were not discour- aged. We took the dark row of seats in the large assembly room as 27 Sophomores. We were again represented on the athletic field having many players on the teams. We were very proud this time to win first place in the Inter Class Contest. "Deacon Dubbs" was given as our Sophomore play. In '26 our enrollment decreased to twenty two but the Switzer Brothers came from Forest and raised it to twenty four. We began our activities not to blot the past but to make our record better. Athletics was another strong factor in our activities. We do not wish to boast but we won the Inter Class Contest for the second time. As a play we selected "A Full House" which was rendered to a full house in the School Audi- torium. Another big event was the Junior and Senior Banquet given in honor of the Seniors of '27. The class of '27 willed their seats along the windows to us altho' their 17 were not enough for our 24 students we managed to get along very nicely. At a banquet given for the Basketball squads our class had the honor of furnishing nine athletes. We are looking forward to the Inter Class Contest with the anticipation of victory. The play "Nothing But The Truth" has been selected which we know will be a genuine success. We hate to leave the halls of old A. T. H. S. but we feel that our days dark and bright, that we spent there, will always remain a happy memory. --Stanley Huntington -Laura Overholt ----1928 .-. THE DIXIE.-.-.J-. SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY fb-24 frm S I was going from my office on Wall St. New York to the club, the idea lvl? H5 of visiting my former classmates struck me and I, as I knew of no way of spending a more enjoyable vacation, hurried home, packed my grips, and grabbed the first air liner for Ohio. The plane on which I was riding was a very large one. On gaining admittance to the pilots room, I recognized none other than Ralph Switzer at the controls. We talked over school days for some time, and before I knew it we were in the vicinity of Van Buren. Ralph slowed the plane so we might get a better view of the city. We were only about three miles above the earth and the tall buildings made flying difficult. We finally made a landing on top of a building, and were met there by Howard Poe, who as mayor, presented us the key to the city. With him were R. J. Ohl, an aged inventor, his wife, the former Miss Pearle Huffman, J. W. Ault, president of the Van Buren Savings and Loan Co., whose assets were three billion dollars, Earl Hosman, Chief of Police and Miss Hazel Norris, Chairman of the Cham- ber of Commerce. As I was accustomed to no larger cities than New York, I was quite lost in Van Buren. I accepted Mr. Poe's invitation to dinner that evening after which we went to the theatre. I noticed that the first act was entitled, "The Two Marys." As they walked out upon the stage they were greeted by a tremendous applause and after they had sung a couple popular melodies, I recognized them as Mary Mellott and Mary Miller. The next day, after leaving the affairs of the town in the hands of his private secretary, Miss Elsie Goodman, Howard took me to visit some public institutions such as home for the feeble minded and the safety building. At the former we ran into Mr. Stanley Huntington who had gone loco, trying to invent mustard fenders for hot dogs. We stopped long enough at the jail to see two of the most notorious characters of the underworld, Mr. Morris Switzer and his confederate, Miss Laura Overholt. We then went to the hospital where we had the privilege of visiting the operating room and watch Mr. Orlo Burrell, Chief Surgeon and Miss Kathryn Roberts, head nurse awakening the brain of Orville Vermillion from hibernation in which it had been since his youth. As we were going back up town I noticed a poster saying, "Vote for Blanche Beeson for Governor," and learned afterwards that she was running against her sister Evalyn for this office. In a vacant lot a medicine show was in progress and attracted by the speakers voice we stopped long enough to hear Rudolph Fisher expounding on the virtues of "Fishers Corn Cure." We went a block further down the street and stopped to visit Miss Eleanore Poole who was proprietor of the town's largest pawn shop. While in the shop, we listened to a lecture, by Georgia Burman on business affairs over radio. She started her business career in the Commercial Club at the Van Buren High School. While awaiting a taxi the strains of "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" floated to my ear and seeking the source I spied Mary Ellen Gallant in a Salvation Army uniform singing. Zelma Gorrell was accompanying her on the bass drum and to this day I have never heard sweeter music. Suddenly I felt a jolt and on waking up I discovered John's feet playing a tatoo on my jaw for using more than half the bed. -Robert Delo 1928 :Ib """-f'--HSEFQQF , -' nee." THE DIXIE C LA SS WILL We the Senior Class of Van Buren High School 1928 will present the lower clatsmen with the following wills. First, we present to the Junior Class our methods of concentration and good behavior in class and the desks near the windows. To the Sophomore Class we bequeath our good conduct, grades and graceful manners. To the Freshmen Class we will our ability to stick to our task, however diHi- cult it may be until it is completed. Robert Delo bequeths all his means of aggravating Miss Heckathorne to Albert Nebergall. Hazel Norris wills her gabble to Hazel Silveus. Orlo Burrell bequeaths his desk in the assembly room to Marjory Denton. Evalyn Beeson bequeaths her silence to Bernice Stanley. Morris Switzer bequeaths his hard work especially in school to Harold Kuhlman. Eleanore Poole wills her black hair to Irene Vermillion. Earl Hosman bequeaths his attentiveness in class to Lloyd Chavis. Mary Ellen Gallant bequeaths her spunk to Vesta Lindenman. Stanley Huntington bequeaths his chewing gum to Francis Ensign. Georgia Burman bequeaths her curls to Dorothy Switzer. Willard Ault bequeaths his studiousness in the assembly room to Raymond E' Edwards. Kathryn Roberts wills her blond curly hair to Violet Nebergall. Robert Ohl bequeaths his hobby for radios to David Neal. Elsie Goodman wills her typewriter to Gladys Stahl. Rudolph Fisher bequeaths his height to be equally divided between John Bene- dict and Robert Morris. Mary Miller bequeaths her noise and giggles to George Witherow. Ralph Switzer bestows his methods of making Literature Class bright to Cloyce Wolfe. And also his football shoes to Richard Trout. Blanche Beeson bequeaths her shingle bob to Flossie Norris. Laura Overholt bequeaths her good looks to Bertha Perkins. Orville Vermillion bequeaths his "girl" to Robert Keelor. Mary Mallott bequeaths her vocal solos to Alma Lyons. Howard Poe bequeaths his red hair and freckles to Robert Barnhouse. The Senior typewriting class bequeath their typewritering medals to the Junior Typewriting Class. As we are about to leave you we will to our lower classmen especially of '29 all our desks, powder puffs, chewing gum, candy paper, cough drops, hairnets, dates, films, paper wads, rubbers, ticket stubs, -old magazines and especially our school books. We hope you may prosper by all these generous wills. -Zelma Gorrell -Pearl Huffman Y. -W 1928-.. -..M 5 -11' NF TTIE DIXIE CLA SS POEM We the class of '28 are very proud to sav, That we will have just 24, to graduate this May, Some of you d0n't know them all, these girls and gentlemen, I'll introduce them to you now, the very best I can. There's Rudy-he's so tall, and Willard's kinda plump, But we agree, in anything, they're not the kind to slump, The girls all flock around him, that's Orville our class shiek, And Robert Ohl is a radio fan, that simply can't be beat. Next comes Pearl with a sunny smile, and Zelma with hair of brown, Should you chance to meet these girls, a smile would greet you, not a frown Blanche and Evalyn, our class twins, do without them we could not, For when they play their violins, we're never ready for them to stop. Well Georgia's kept her long, brown curls, and Elsie's a friend true blue, 'Ihey're just the very type of girls, that will appeal to you, Mary Miller's our class beauty, who dresses so trim and neat, And Mary Mellott is a pal to her, with a smile just as sweet. Now Ralph is a football star, and Morris is very near it, And when a score is to be made, these boys are there to do it, There's Laura whose eyes are deepest brown, and Kathryn's eyes are blue, These Pals are fine in basket ball, I agree--do you? Eleanore's a studious person, with hair of raven hue, And Hazel is so peppy, and full of talk clear through, Skinnny's our basket ball manager, and Earl's a pretty good scout, In work or play, whate're it is, these boys will help us out. Bob Delo's a comical guy, while quiet Orlo is, Once they start to do a thing, they get right down to bizz, There's Mary Ellene, our blue eyed blonde, who fills us all with cheer, And Howard the President of the class, his duty he does not fear. All thru the long days we have toiled, Many books and desks we have soiled, In our long march to gain an education How we have struggled for those high marks of elation. Our books that deal with forgotten lore, These we have studied o'er and o'er. We have studied till nothing seems new. But we must be ready to fight life's battle thru, For now our schooldays are over, life is but commencing, With stern Fate and good Fortune around us defencing With our enthusiasm we may see the facts, Where one is gifted another lacks. And as the high school life we leave, Some feel as a prisoner with reprieve, While others are ready to enter life, Willing to stand under grinding strife. So let's' be cheerful with all we meet For life is something we can't repeat. -Mary Ellen Gallant -Ralph Switzer 1928 .-.-.-.-.-.f'm.H.-.P.-l.-a'.-.-i.f-.-.1.r'.-.-u-.'-'- .-.-.-.-rr.-:-.-rf:-ru--.-:-.-.-.-.N JUNIOR CLASS Top row, left to right: Cloyce Wolfe, Leonard Silveus, Gaylord Rader, Robert Keelor, Harold Kuhlman, David Neal, Francis Ensign, and Richard Trout. Middle row: George Withrow, Lillie Keeran, Gladys Stahl, Dorotha Brinkman, Kathryn Dillon, Albert Nebergall, Vesta Lindenman, Dorothy Yeager, Emil Copeland, and Miss Anna Bower QSponsorl. Lower row: Edith Kempher, Hazel Deter, Alma Lyons, Leora Dilts, Sarah Fisher, Florence Cline, Vera Powell, Marjory Denton and Bernice Stanley. CLASS OFFICERS Robert Keelor L L L President Emil Copeland LL LL LL scss L L cossocsos LL ...,,... Vice President Dorothy Yeager L oooooo oooo S ecretary Vesta Lindenman LL LL LL .soos Treasurer Miss Anna Bower L ..,o,o osoo L LL LLLLLLL L LLLLL LLL.L LLLL S p onsor JUNIOR CLASS PLAY On December 14, 1927 the Junior Class presented "The Path Across the Hill" to a large audience. The Sponsor of the class, Miss Bower, CAST OF CHARACTERS Samuel Crawford, Grandpa LLLL LLLLLLLLL F rancis Ensign Robert Post, the visitor LL L LLLL. LLLLLLL L L Robert Keelor Walter Conrad, Ruth's Brother LLLL. LL David Neal Dr. Jimmie Reed, amibtious LL LLLLLLLLLLLL LL Harold Kuhlman Salamander Alexander John Henry Jones LL LLLLL L Richard Trout Mrs. Davis, Grandma LLLLL L LLLLLLL LLLL D orothy Yeager coached the play. Ruth Conrad, "Bobbie" L LLLLL Sarah Fisher Flo Gray, Ruth's Cousin LLLLLLL Vesta Lindenman Lutie, a neighbor L. LLL...LLLL. LLLLLL B ernice Stanley Zuzu, the cook LL L LL Florence Cline 1928 H'-'-'-'H'-'-'-' '-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'-'----'-'- THE DIXIE .-.-- -.--.P.'----a--------'-L JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY Freshmen? Yes that's what we were but you could never tell it by looking at us now. We entered A. T. H. S., in the fall of 1925, as one of the largest classes that had ever entered the High School. At the beginning of the year we presented our class play "Aunt Billie from Texas." We were well repre- sented in Athletics and other activities of the school. Although we did not receive any firsts in the Inter Class Contest we did not feel that we had entirely lost for we felt that this year was just a stepping stone to success. The year passed very swiftly and we were soon shedding our coats of green and then we became gay young Sophomores. Although- in 1926 our class had decreased somewhat in number we were still very prominent in the activities of the school. Several members of the class had principle parts in the High School Operetta. We displayed our talent in the dramatic field by presenting our class play "An Old Fashioned Mother." This year we were more successful in the Inter Class Contest. Dorotha Brinkman Won first on her vocal solo in the Inter- Class Contest and third in the county contest. And then the last day of school we were "Jolly J uniorsn. In September 1927 we came to school with a resolution to live up to our motto "Aim High." This seemed to give us a new inspiration. When the football season opened eight of our boys entered the field. In Decem- ber we presented our class play "The Path Across The Hills," which showed that our class was well represented in the dramatic circle. Then came the Basket Ball season and Oh! My! look at the Juniors. Vera Powell, Dorothy Yeager, Leora Dilts, Florence Cline, and Hazel Deter were the Junior girls that received first team letters. The boys that received first team letters were Efil Copeland, David Neal, Harold Kuhl- man, Robert Keelor, Albert Nebergall, and Leonard Silveus. Our class also won the Basket Ball tournament which showed that A. T. H. S. will be heard of again next year in Basket Ball. We are now looking forward to the inter-class contest with the hope of winning. We have one more short year until we will extend an affectionate farewell to A. T. H. S. and pass on to higher institutions of learning. -Vesta Lindenman --1928t-- r.-.-l.-.-.-.-.-o-.-.-.-.-.-a-c-.-.-l.-.-.-.-.-.-. T H E DIXIE l-.-.-.-.- .-.-.-.-.-.-l.-.-.-.-.-.- SOPHOMORE CLASS PLAY The Sophomore play "The Touchdown" was given November 25, 1927 and was well attended. The play was coached by Mr. Clymer, their sponsor, and was pronounced a success. The characters were as follows: Grant Hayden L or Earl Neuman Mary Maynard L L Rosanna Huntington Robert Hayden L L Charles Swab Alfred Wolfe Dan Cornwell Glen Clark .L L George Pearson George Holman or John Brandeberry Frank Mitchell Raymond Edwards Henry Summer . Everett Fagan Watassa Faulkner L Lois Reamsnyder Marjorie Carson Flossie Norris Dollie Sylvestn or Edith Gallant Evelyn Sylvestn Dorotha Switzer Pricilla Parmalie 7, or Y L Ada Williams SOPHOMORE CLASS Top row: Violet Nebergall. Everett Fagan, Ervy Ziegler, George Peason, David Burrell, Grace Beck. Center row: Lulu Archer, Herald Neeland, Violet Coleman, John Brandeberry, Ada Williams, Earl Neuman, Edith Gallant, Charles Bis- bee, Mr. R. B. Clymer. Bottom row: Mildred Fellers, Lloyd Chavis, Dorotha Switzer, Charles Swab, Flossie Norris, Daniel Cornwell, Rosanna Huntington, Raymond Edwards, Lois Reamsnyder. CLASS OFFICERS Daniel Cornwell ,L . President Rosanna Huntington . rrrrr rrr, Vice President Flossie Norris L L ,. L or L Sec.-Treas Mr. R. B. Clymer or or L Sponsor 1928 THE DIXIE .-.-.-. f '-, SOPHOMORE HISTORY In September of 1926, thirty-two Freshies walked into the gates of Van Buren High School. Although the class has dwindled down to twenty-two, we are still an ambitious group, striving for the higher places. The football season opened last fall with seven members of our class ready for training: Daniel Cornwell, Earl Neuman, John Brandeberry, Herald Neeland, George Pearson, Charles Swab, and Everett Fagan. During the basketball season our class had two girls who played their best in the county games: Lois Reamsnyder and Rosanna Huntington. A few of the class are now training for track. Our class play entitled "The Touchdown" was very much liked by every one, which proves that we will be in the dramatic circle in the future. The class is well represented in the Glee Club, and we are proud to say that one member of the male quartet comes from our class. Two members of our class have main parts in the coming operetta. Others are in the chorus. March twenty-eighth Lloyd Chavis who represented A. T. H. S. in the Instrumental Contest at Mt. Cory received second place with his selection on the saxaphone. We have a few members participating in the inter-class contest. Ada Williams has written the short story. Last year she tied for the first place, and we hope she will win it this year. The other contestants are: Earl Neuman, Orationg Lois Reamsnyder, Readingg Rosanna Hunt- ington, Piano Solo. All are working hard. There are only two short terms before us yet in which we will do our best to live up ti our motto "EXcelsior." -Flossie Norris ---1928l- ,-,,-,-, -.-.-.-.-.n..-.-. .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.n.n.-u.-.-.-.-.-.H-m.-.-.-.--m FRESHMEN CLASS Top row: Woodrow Zeigler, Thelma Dayringer, Robert Barnhouse, Prudence Poole, Donald DeRodes, Kathleen Abbott, George Yeager Bernice Dufiield, Dwight Burkam, Mildred Billingsly, Irene Vermillion Arthur Brinkman. I ! Center row: Wilson Newcomer, Gertrude Deter, Avery Trout, Florence Duflield, Darrell Teatsorth, Don Swisher, Kathryn Dove, Robert Trout, Hilda Daniels, Dallas Smith, Miss Hekathorn. Lower row: Robert Morris, Hazel Silveus, Delbert Denhoff, Bertha Perkins, Richard Sloop, Grace Stump, Robert DeBouver, Eloise Trout- man, John Benedict. CLASS OFFICERS Dwight Burkam C u so u oeoeu ,, do euooee President Arthur Brinkman Vice President Kathleen Abbott u us,.. . I so,e .. ,. Secretary Donald DeRodes u do Treasurer Miss Isabelle Heckathorn ,e..., Sponsor 1928 -171- ---- --------H----1 THE DIXIE ---- ------------ FRESHMEN CLASS HISTORY Peep! Peep! out of our way! We, the Freshmen class of '28 have advanced almost one milestone across the sea of A. T. H. S. and we hope that in 1931 we shall reach harbor safe and sound upon life's way. We have started our journey with thirty-three passengers which were all initiated into high school membership a few weeks after school began. When the football season opened we sent five representatives to the field from the Freshman class, they were: Avery Trout, Don Swisher, Darrell Teatsorth, Robert Trout, and Lawrence Zinser. Lawrence re- ceived a first team letter at the end of the season. Nine of the Freshmen girls went out for basketball, although none made the first team, we hope the future promises us better rewards. We are well represented in the orchestra with five members from our class taking part: Donald DeRodes, Arthur Brinkman, Dwight Burkam, Wilson Newcomer and Richard Sloop. We have thirty Freshmen in the Glee Club and are proud to say that our latin class with seventeen students is the largest that has ever been enrolled at Van Buren. We are now looking forward to the Inter Class contest hoping to carry off high honors. We feel that we have made a good beginning and are now looking toward the future hoping to reach our goal successfully and we will, if we cling to our motto "Never Turn Back." -Kathleen Abbott 1928 ,.,.--r TTTEQDIXIE GRADE NEWS Allen Township Centralized School is very fortunate in having an able corps of experienced grade teachers, all of whom either have a life certificate or are eligible for same within the current year. The work is all departmentalized, each teacher doing a special line of work. The Junior High School presented the operetta "Miss Chrysanthe- mum" on January 24 in a very pleasing manner. The lower six grades will present "Spring Glow" in May. The music is under the direction of Mrs. Chilcote, assisted by Miss Hanna, Miss Huffman. hMiss Pore and -"Miss Falk. The art department of the grades is also doing credible work under the supervision of the several teachers. We are indeed, fortunate in having a Practice Teaching Department under the direction of the Bowling Green State Normal College in our school. Mrs. Grace Sutton of Marion has charge of this. This brings many teachers from different parts of the state into our school. We have recently added Visual Education to our curriculum which together with our other special departments makes Allen Township one of the outstanding schools in the county. We are hoping to make a good showing again at the coming County Track Meet. The personnel of the teaching corps is: Miss Freed-Williamstown ...r..........,rr....., , ,,.r 1 Grade Miss Hanna-Van Buren . .rrr G r.,. 2 Grade Miss Adams-Van Buren ....rrr ..,,. 3 Grade Miss Huffman-Findlay r ...,rrr r.... 4 Grade Mrs. Sutton-Marion rr .,rrr.r..., rrr.. 5 Grade Miss Pore-Williamstown rrrrr.r 6 Grade Mr. Sampson-Vanlue e rrrr.. . ..r, 7 Grade Miss Falk-Mt. Cory rr.....rrrr .....rrr 8 Grade and Prin. 1928 9 if 9 4 9. 01.5 -ll!ll ll Ill. I ' .!:'I:.. ff I .atkins f i ., ff J 9 . S I ' O 1 -as ' N52 M Nu it W5 r.: 1: N: 1: Q: C 5: 5: N I gs GnNIzn'r 00 0' l 1 IQ T A ER ' I .Q - OV' i Qin +A D ' ' ,uFa,0'i "0 If '02 1 -My 1 ""lImxn6ll" -- -.-.-.w.-.-- -------- THE DIXIE --- Orlo Burrell Business Manager Robert Ohl Circulation Manager Robert Delo Joke Editor Willard Ault Boys' Athletic Editor Eleanore Poole Literary Editor Mary Miller Snap Shot Editor Evalyn Beeson Alumni Editor STAFF Howard Poe Editor-in-chief Stanley Huntington Advertising Manager Mary Ellen Gallant Music Editor Orville Vermillion Art Editor Mary Mellott Gilrs' Athletic Editov Blanche Beeson Literary Editor Rudolph Fisher Snap Shot Editor Prof. Lawrence Advisor 1928 f----------- ----------- - --. THE DIXIE --- ---------.-..-.-- - ORCHESTRA Top row, left to right: John Kempher, Lloyd Chavis, Lillie Keeran. Middle row: Wind and Reed instrument instructor, Prof. Fred Oss- man, Robert Delo, Emil Copeland, Donald DeRodes, Willard Ault, Richard Sloop, Wilson Newcomer, Dwight Burkam, Arthur Brinkman, Violin instructor, Prof. Oliver Shumacher. Sitting: Zelma Gorrell, Pearle Huiman, Eleanore Poole, Evalyn Beeson, Raymond Edwards, Robert Keelor, Laura Overholt, Blanche Beeson, Edith Kempher, Pianist Rosanna Huntington. Personelle: Saxophones, Lloyd Chavis, Lillie Keeran, Trombone, John Kempher, Cornets Robert Delo, Emil Copeland, Donald DeRodes, Clarinet, Willard Ault, Banjo, Edith Kempher, Violins, Richard Sloop, Wilson Newcomer, Dwight Burkam, Arthur Brinkman, Zelma Gorrell, Eleanore Poole, Evalyn Beeson, Raymond Edwards, Robert Keelor, Laura Overholt, Blanche Beeson. Many students of our school are taking advantage of the instrumental courses offered by Professors Schumacher and Ossman. A school orchestra is an organization of which any school can feel proud over. Our orchestra has furnished music for the Sophomore play "The Touchdownv and also makes an annual appearance at the Farmers Institute. Many of our players are members of the county orchestra. This organization gives many concerts throughout the year and is well known as a splendid concert organization throughout the county and surround- ing counties. Van Buren won the highest number of points in our last Instrumental Contest at Mt. Cory, March 28, and for the first time won a pennant n such a contest. -Mary Ellen Gallant 1928 THE DIXIE l i PHILOMETHIAN LITERARY SOCIETY Top row, left to right: Sarah Fisher, Albert Nebergall, Blanche Beeson, Charles Bisbee, Mary Miller, Raymond Edwards, Bernice Duf- field, Robert Trout, Dorothy Yeager, Gaylord Rader, Edith Kempher, Robert Delo, Hazel Silveus, Emil Copeland, Kathryn Roberts, Lloyd Chavis, Hilda Daniels, Woodrow Ziegler, lVIarie Wolfe, Rudolph Fisher, Mr. Hamilton. Middle row: Miss Bower, Orlo Burrell, Earl Newman, Gladys Stahl, Orville Vermillion, Rachael Biehler, Harold Kuhlman, Ada Williams, Robert Ohl, Mary Mellott, Morris Switzer, Elsie Goodman, Don Swisher, Vesta Lindenman, Francis Ensign, Earl Hosman, Hazel Deter, Harold Neeland, Marjory Denton, Mr. Clymer. Front row: Leora Dilts, Bertha Perkins, Robert DeBouver, Eloise Troutman, Stanley Huntington, Edith Gallant, Donald DeRodes, Mildred Feller, George Withrow, Lula Archer, Arthur Brinkman, Hazel Norris, Robert Morris, Florence Cline. OFFICERS President C C sse,e CC CC Orlo Burrell Vice President C CC C C Francis Ensign Secretary ,. .CCCCCC C eese C Sarah Fisher Treasurer Vesta Lindenman Chorister C CC Mary Mellott Pianist CC CC C, CCCCCC C C C C C C Dwight Burkam Chaplain CCCC . .CCCCC CC C C CCCC C CCCCC C CC Robert Delo The Philomethian Literary Society has again marked up another milestone in its journey. This makes the eighth year for our societies in Van Buren and we know they shall continue on for this length of time again. We have been rather fortunate this year and are looking forward to the banquet at the end of the year. Under the guidance of our sponsors, Mr. Clymer, Miss Bower and Mr. Hamilton, we have tried to hold up and raise the former records of our society and hope our followers shall always endeavor to do the same. .--1928? .- THE DIXIE ALLEN LITERARY SOCIETY I First row, left to right: George Pearson, Cloyce Wolfe, Pearle Huff- man, Richard Trout, David Neal, Gertrude Deter, Ralph Switzer, Louis Reamsnyder, Leonard Silveus, Eleanore Poole, Alma Lyons, Dallas Smith, Marie Wolfe, George Yeager, Mlidred Billingsly, David Burrell, Catherine Dillon, Charles Swab, Bernice Stanley, Prof. Lawrence. Second row: Miss Heckathorn, Wilson Newcomer, Dorotha Brink- man, Howard Poe, Laura Overholt, Willard Ault, Florence Duffield, Robert Keelor, Kathryn Dove, John Brandeberry, Evalyn Beeson, Darrell Teat- sorth, Violet Coleman, Ervy Ziegler, Violet Nebergall, Avery Trout, Dorotha Switzer, Daniel Cornwell, Miss Spangler. Third row: Zelma Gorrell, Prudence Poole, Robert Barnhouse, Georgia Burman, Mary Ellen Gallant, Richard Sloop, Thelma Dayringer, Irene Vermillion, Delbert Denhoff, Lily Keeran, Flossie Norris, John Benedict, Rosanna Huntington. OFFICERS President ............... .............................. ..... W i llard Ault Vice President I ........ s ........ Robert Keelor Secretary L .......... ................ P earle Huffman Chorister ....... ,.,, Rosanna Huntington Pianist ......... . ........................ ....... ........... V e ra Powell Chaplain ....... .. ............. .... ......... . . Everett Fagan The life of an organization depends upon the spirit of its members. A glance at the scores for this year will prove without a doubt that the Allen Literary Society does not lack in spirit or support. Keep up the good work and at the end of the year we will feed on the spoils. A 1928 """"""' """ THE DIXIE -'-----' ---w Standing,left to right: Zelma Gorrell,Flossie Norris,Kathryn Roberts, Florence Cline, Mary Ellen Gallant, Bernice Stanley, Dorothy Yeager, Lois Reamsnyder, Rosanna Huntington, Dorothie Switzer, Gladys Stahl, Hazel Deter, Alma Lyons, Kathryn Dillon, Mary Miller, Eleanor Poole, Blanche Beeson, Lillie Keeran. Middle row, left to right: Instructor Mrs. M. A. Chilcote, Marjory Denton, Dorotha Brinkman, Elsie Goodman, Mary Mellott, Laura Over- holt, Rachael Biehler, Florence Duffield, Ada Williams, Kathryn Dove, Vesta Lindenman, Gertrude Deter, Kathleen Abbot, Grace Stump, Evalyn Beeson, Grace Beck, Hilda Daniels, Pearl Huffman, Pianist, Miss Anna Bower. Seated, left to right: Edythe Gallant, Leora Dilts, Hazel Silveus, Marie Wolfe, Prudence Poole, Thelma Dayringer, Irene Vermillion, Mild- red Billingsly, Eloise Troutman, Bertha Perkins, Mildred Fellers, Edith Kempher, Sarah Fisher, Bernice Duflield. GIRIXS GLEE CLUB The Girls Glee Club has made only a few appearances in public this year, but they have made a splendid showing thus far. We feel that we owe a great deal of credit for our success to our instructor, Mrs. M. A. Chilcote, and our faithful pianist, Miss Anna Bower. -Mary Ellene Gallant 1928 i-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.q THE DIXIE .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-i First row, left to right: Delbert Denhoff, Richard Sloop, Donald De- Rodes, Emil Copeland, Ralph Switzer, Albert Nebergall, Orville Vermill- ion Darrell Teatsorth, Dan Cornwell, George Yeager, Dallas Smith, Wilson Newcomer, Dwight Burkam, Robert Barnhouse, Woodrow Zeigler, Arthur Brinkman. Second row: Miss Bower, John Brandeberry, Earl Newman, Law- rence Zinzer, Don Swisher, Willard Ault, Robert Keelor, Robert Ohl, Rudolph Fisher, Francis Ensign, Orlo Burrell, Howard Poe, Robert Trout, Mrs. Chilcote, instructor. Third row: Stanley Huntington, Raymond Edwards, Morris Swit- zer, Richard Trout, Leonard Silveus, Lloyd Chavis, David Burrell, Charles Bisbee, Harold Neeland, Ervy Ziegler. BO Y'S GLEE CL UB The Boys have made an excellent showing this year even tho' they have only appeared a few times. We have many talented vocalists in this chorus of boys. -Mary Ellene Gallant 1923 ra-.Pau-.-.-H T .-u-.-r.-.-. Standing, left to right: Lillie Keeran, Alma Lyons, Gladys Stahl, Eleanore Poole, Laura Overholt, Catherine Dillon, Edith Kempher, Leora Dilts, Mr. Lawrence. Sitting, left to right: Georgia Burman, Elsie Goodman, Hazel Norris, Mary Miller, Blanche Beeson, Kathryn Roberts, Mary Mellott, Evalyn Beeson, Mary Ellene Gallant. COMMERCIAL CLUB Our school was the first to offer a complete Commercial course in the county. This is the second year it has been offered. The Stenography Classes consist of fourteen members, nine Seniors and five Juniors. Our Senior Stenography Class entered the O. G. A. Contest and are proud to say that six of them were presented with Certificates for the Membership of Gregg Artists for their efforts. Our Typewriting Class has an enrollment of seventeen members, nine of whom are finishing our second year. The Typists have been a great aid to the school. We are always ready to do any typing desired by the faculty. We are ready to step out into the business world, ready to take a posi- tion in an office. We owe our accomplishments to our instructor, Mr. Law- rence, and we wish to thank him for his inspiration and suggestions, which helped us to solve our difficulties incompleting the course. -Evalyn Beeson 1928 E J-.-.-.-. -:.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. .-.-.-.-.-.r.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.v-.-..-.-.-.-.- .-.A Top row, left to right: Cloyce Wolfe, Leonard Silveus, Gaylord Rader, Robert Ohl, Rudolph Fisher, Robert Keelor, Harold Kuhlman, Francis Ensign, Richard Trout, George Withrow, Robert Delo, Morris Switzer. Second row: Albert Nebergall, Emil Copeland, Dorotha Brinkman, Vesta Lindenman, Sarah Fisher, Bernice Stanley Florence Cline,, Marjorie Denton, Laura Overholt, Hazel Deter, Eleanore Poole, David Neal, Leora Dilts, Earl Hosman, Orville Vermillion. Bottom row: Prof. D. D. Lawrence, Zelma Gorrell, Pearle Huffman, Dorothy Yeager, Vera Powell, Ralph Switzer, Orlo Burrell, Willard Ault, Stanley Huntington, Howard Poe. Not in picture-Rachael Beihler. CHEMISTRY Thirty-seven pupils of the Junior and Senior Classes were enrolled in the Chemistry Class at the beginning of the school term. This was a relatively large number of pupils to express their interest in this science. Although our labratory equipment was somewhat limited, we were able to carry out many interesting and helpful experiments under the direction of our instructor, Mr. Lawrence. The majority of the members passed through this year with a few burns and minor explosions caused by too close contact with certain dan- gerous chemicals. We enjoyed the work as a class, and feel that our time has been very profitably spent. It has been a means of gaining practical knowledge to enable us to better appreciate the world in which we live. --Pearle Huffman 1928 -------- -----------1 T H E DIXIE f--------: ...... - .-.-.--.--.-.-. Top row, left to right: Bernice Stanley, Cloyce Wolfe, Earl Hosman, Charles Bisbee, Emil Copeland, George Withrow, Albert Nebergall, Sarah Fisher. Middle row: Francis Ensign, Dorotha Brinkman, Robert Keelor, Laura Overholt, Earl Neuman, Eleanore Poole, Robert Trout, Mr. Clymer, instructor. Lower row: Lloyd Chavis, Lois Reamsnyder, Harold Neeland, Doro- thy Yeager, Raymond Edwards, Rosanna Huntington, Everett Fagan, Vesta Lindenman, Vera Powell. GEOMETRY CLASS The Solid Geometry Class consisted of, B. Stanley, R. Keelor, E. Copeland, D. Yeager, L. Overholt. G. Withrow, S. Fisher, E. Poole and A. Nebergall. All of the Plane Geometry Class of last year are taking Solid Geome- try this year which shows the firm belief that the students who have the ability to carry Geometry belong to the select few. We will have an insight into deductive reasoning and it will allow us to know what it means to prove a statement, and give us the privilege of "standing upon the vantage ground of truth." The Plane Geometry Class consisted of, C. Wolfe, E. Hos- man, C. Bisbee, F. Ensign, D. Brinkman, E. Neuman, R. Trout, L. Chavis, L. Reamsnyder, H. Neeland, R. Edwards, R. Huntington, E. Fagan, V. Lindenman, and V. Powell. The two Geometry Classes as a whole proved to be exceptionally good this year and have made much progerss in this branch. The average grade of the classes was "B" which proves their ability to master difficulties. -Laura Overholt 1928 r. .nm-.ru-.A .-.-.n.-.-.-.-.r-.-.-.-.v'.-.'.-.r.r.P.r.n.ru.a-.-.'- Personnel, top row: Robert Morris Sarah Fisher, Eleanore Poole, Dwight Burkam, Lois Reamsnyder, Wilson Newcomer, Hazel Deter, Don- ald DeRodes, Rosanna Huntington, Dallas Smith. Middle row: Miss Spangler, instructor, Rachael Beihler, Daniel Cornwell, Florence Duffield, Earl Neuman, Kathryn Dove, Darrell Teat- sorth, Ada Williams, Cloyce Wolfe, and Dorotha Brinkman. First row: Robert Barnhouse, Thelma Dayringer, Irene Vermillion, Hazel Silveus, Gertrude Deter, Bernice Duffield, Prudence Poole, Kathleen Abbott, Arthur Brinkman. THE LATIN DEPARTMENT UROMANI HODIERNP' "Omne initum est difiici1e"-"Every beginning is difficult". Any Latin student, who has struggled to translate the books required for a four year course, readily agrees with this slogan. No matter how difficult the beginning, we find the end more helpful and interesting. Our civilization is largely derived from the Romans, including our laws, political customs, religion and even our every day customs. Few of us realize the extent of our obligations to the Romans. Not only have we taken over these laws but the very words by which we name them, are of Latin origin. The Freshman Class, with the exception of a few members, entered the first year Latin and have composed the largest class ever enrolled in this course. We hope they will keep on, for, as yet, they have only begun. The Virgil Class consisted of six members, namely, Sarah Fisher, Hazel Deter, Cloyce Wolfe, Rachael Beihler, Dorotha Brinkman and Eleanore Poole. - Bonum, Melius, Optimum Numquam requisat Dum bonum est melius Et melius est optimum -Eleanore Poole 1928 f------------------f------ THE DIXIE Top row, left to right: Eloise Trautman, Mildred Billingsly, Violet Coleman, Grace Stump, Grace Beck and Miss Heckathorn, instructor. Second row: Lulu Archer, Flossie Norris, Violet Nebergall, Dorothie Switzer, Mildred Fellers, and Marie Wolfe. Those not in the picture are Bertha Perkins and Hilda Daniels. HOME ECONOMICS There are fourteen members enrolled in the Home Economics course this year, six of whom are Sophomores and eight of whom are Freshmen. The work is organized so that the pupil will get all of the training for the practical efficiency in the home. The course of study for the Freshmen girls is divided into two parts. An equal amout of time is devoted to Food work and clothing work. The Sophomore girls work includes a course in cooking, sewing, die- tetics, sanitation, home sanitation, home nursing and a general course in Home planning and Home management. Hot lunches, sold at a low cost each day are prepared by an able cook who is assisted by the Home Economics girls during the noon hour. Each pupil of both classes will have to do some project work, which will give her more practice, for Practice makes Perfect. Both classes have progressed this year with the help of their teacher, Miss Heckathorn. -Flossie Norris 1928 I THE DIXIE Left to right, top row: Woodrow Zeigler, Leonard Silveus, George Yeager, Gaylord Rader. Second row: John Brandeberry, David Neal, Harold Kuhlman, Rudolph Fisher, Robert Ohl, Willard Ault, Earl Hosman, Prof Hamilton. Front row: John Benedict, Charles Swab, David Burrell, Robert Trout, Ervy Ziegler, George Pearson, Avery Trout, Orlo Burrell. VOCA TIONAL AGRICULTURE Vocational Agriculture is one of the newer phases of education in our High School curriculum. This course has been introduced into our school to enable the boys in the rural communities to have a vocational course equivalent to the vocational courses given to his city brothers. This course is the outgrowth of the need for more scientific, specific and practical training for the farm boys. S In this Work the boys carry an Agriculture course each year plus a general shop course in the second year. In the class room they are taught the fundamentals and advanced practices, supervised by their parents and the Agricultural teacher. This business of actually doing that which has been learned in the class room impresses it upon the boy's mind so that he will remember it more easily. There are three main purposes of the supervised farm practices or project. They are mainly, to closer unite father and song to better teach the boy how to make a living on the farm, to make some extra money for the boy, and to teach him to keep records. The success of any project depends primarily upon the interest of the boy, that of his parents and that of the Agricultural teacher. The course here at Van Buren is the oldest in Hancock county and one of the oldest in the state of Ohio. Six teachers from four states having taught the work here and the boys have had a wealth of variety which is a great aid to the community as a whole. 1928 Left to right: Robert Keelor, first tenorg Howard Poe, second tenor: Earl Neuman, first bassg Willard Ault, second bass. MALE QUARTETTE Although few appearances have been made, the music rendered by the Male Quartette has been well received. As this is the second year for a High School Quartette they have displayed their talent exceptionally well. Two of the boys are Seniors and will leave this year. We hope their places will be filled efliciently in the future. -Mary Miller 1923 .'i.n.P.-.'.-.-.'-i.-.r.'w-u-.r.i'i.P.-w.-i.-.-.v-.-.P.-. ri.-.F .1-.f-.lx OPERE TTA PICKLES OR IN oLD VIENNA HE Boy's Glee Club and the Girl's Glee Club presented this musi- .? "1.g cal comedy at the High School Auditorium, Friday evening, 7 ,975 April twentieth. .4-zsgsolia Jonas H. Pennington, an American millionaire pickle maunfacturer, with his daughter, J une, arrives in Veinna amidst prepara- tions for the annual carnival. To his consternation he finds Jones, his advertising expert, advertising Pennington's Peter Piper Pickles, too Well. An old acquaintance, Lady Vivian, who is a wealthy English woman, also arrives on her annual quest in search of her daughter, who, when a baby was lost near Veinna at carnival time. Kinski, the pompous police chief, plots to substitute the lost child of Lady Vivian and marry her for her fortune. A band of Gypsies visit the carnival led by Jigo, the chieftain, and his supposed daughter, Ilona. Events lead all to the Gypsy camp, where a magic pool reveals the face of Lady Vivian's daughter. Arthur Crefont, a poor artist, wins recognition of his art and also the hand of June Pen- nington. Lady Vivian consents to become Mrs. Pennington, Kinski's plot is exposed, Ilona is restored to her mother and Jones is rewarded with success in his campaign for the hand of Ilona. CAST OF CHARACTERS Ilona, a Gypsy Girl ............................................ Dorotha Brinkman June Pennington .............................r .E rir, . Mary Ellene Gallant Lady Vivian DeLancy, charming English widow ..,. Mary Mellott Louisa, a waitress ....r..... r E....,.......................rrr.r............. Mary Miller Hans Maier, Prop. of Wurtzelpraeter Inn . ...rrr. Daniel Cornwell Capt. Kinski., chief of detective bureau, Vienna .... Willard Ault Bumski, Kinski's faithful slueth rr..rrr rr.rrrr - rrrr.. F rancis Ensign Rumski, Kinski's other faithful slueth .... I . .... Orlo Burrell J. Jennison Jones, advertising expert ,... r . .,r..rrr Howard Poe Jigo, a Hungarian Gypsy r..rrrr.,. ..r.... - L ..... r...rr. Earl Neuman Arthur Crefont, young American artist rr.......r... Robert Keelor Jonas H. Pennington, Prop. of "Peter Piper ' " Rudolph Fisher Pickles .. rr.. .... .... r ...... r ..rr.. . ............ ...... . r . . 1928 THE DIXIE IN TER-CLASS CON TEST The Inter-class contest, held April 14, was won by the Juniors, and they were awarded the large Silver Cup. There was very stiff competi- tion again as usual, and the Seniors were a very close second. The contestants were as follows: Vocal Solo--"A May Morning" I oeoo, ooooe,o, ,..t. E d ith Gallant Vocal Solo--"At Dawning" II I I e.oeoo,o Robert Trout Vocal Solo-"A May Morning" oe.o..,, Dorotha Brinkman Vocal Solo--"At Dawning" II I eoeo e,,,o I o.,..,.o,,, I II ....,..e, Mary G. Mellott Reading--"Giuseppe on Golf" ooee.oeo,r.i. .I ,e.,e o,oooo eo..oooo E 1 eanore Poole Reading-"Margaret Gordon's Glory Night" oeo,oe, Dorothy Yeager Reading-"Biff Perkin's Toboggan Slide" oooeoo ,.,o.ooe L ois Reamsnyder Reading-" The High Hat at the Theatre" oooooo Irene Vermillion Oration--"Spare Moments" e,eoooee ..., I .... I ..,...,e,e..oo. ...,oo I S arah Fisher Oration-"Home" .e.oeo,,,.,..,.. I .,oe II e.,eeooo,ve.eeeeeeeoo ,eoooooo Howard Poe Oration-"Conservation of Natural Resources" ...,. .ooeo G eorge Yeager Oration-"Co-Operation" oA,oo.oo ..r.. I .,.,...........,,,.e.,,.,.A .....,o E a rl Neuman Clarinet Solo-"Romanza" I ee.. I.I,.oo,ooo,o.eoo.,eeeoed...,.. e..,oooo.,oo W i llard Ault Violin Solo-"Mazurka" I aee. .I e,o,..,oo..o. Robert Keelor Piano Solo-"Polonaise" ooo..o.o I ...e... II .,... Rosanna Huntington Piano Solo-" Polonaise" o.o.o...o I IIIII. .. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I IIIIIIIIIIIIII Dwight Burkam Short Story-" God's Great Gift" IIIIII I IIIIIIII.IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Ada Williams The winners who will represent Van Buren in the County Contest to be held at McComb will be as follows: Howard Poe, oration: Eleanore Poole, reading: Dorotha Brinkman, vocal solog Dwight Burkam, piano solog Ada Williams, short story. SENIOR PLAY A three-act comedy will be given by the Senior class May 4, entitled, "Nothing But The Truth". We are certain or at least have confidence that it will be a success. The cast is as follows: Robert Bennett III. II Stanley Huntington E. M. Ralston IIII II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Willard Ault Dick Donnelly IIIIIIIIIIIIII Clarence Van Dusen Bishop Doran IIIIIIIIIII Gwendolyn Ralston I I Mrs. E. M. Ralston I Ethel Clark II.. IIII Mabel Jackson II II II Sable Jackson IIIII Martha IIIIIII II Ralph Switzer Howard Poe Rudolph Fisher Eleanore Poole II II Laura Overholt Mary Miller Blanche Beeson Evalyn Beeson Georgia Burman -Mary Miller ----19281-1 4 6 - 9 jx? si! gs 5 ,. 2 5 '52-, i , . 0 F03 ' - gK N l if . l .fm I I7 r' - f f ill S55 IS I Q 5 bi r-msnmc 5 I 1' QR' em MNWS 'tx N ,NN x 5? r , Q xv 3 - MRM ,, Q , A xl 9 ll Pu J f - go ss Y 13, " s :- 5'-Z mf 'oe , X we O 1' ml , gg 'q UF .Q W -2 me 1 1 E ' 7 O : 5.59 uql W' ' 5 fs Q!! 5' 4 -g Q 'VN' as Em ,E Q x A 'S E'-2 9 ' Q? ? r IF: wa Q Q Qing A E E W M' ' X My WF, 1 -Isl' ' nun? ll' 1 ig' 5 I 15 -'-'--------- --- THE DIXIE --i-ww CHEER LEADERS A loud voice and a merry heart are always associated with a winning' spirit, at least it holds true in Rudy's case. The way he could inject that spirit into the crowd was one of the reasons we had a good team this year. Rudy is a master of gestulation. .Xsk him sometime to demonstrate. Sarah and Bernice were Rudy's two accomplices in noise making' and never failed to win support for the team. Their snappy costums of Black and Gold won attention and compliments everywhere. MANAGERS Mary Mellott--Mary was a manager who deserves credit for the way she kept the girls supplied with the necessities of basketball. And her work was appreciated by the girls that were on the team. She played a large part in helping' our team to win the games. Stanley Huntingrton+Skinney was an efficient manager. Hard knocks caused many bruises and sore muscles but our able manager was always on the job to assist in bettering' these conditions. A manager has a tough life but Skinney proved he could do the job and do it well. THEDIXIE ATHLETICS AND PHYSICAL TRAINING OU WILL see as you turn over the following pages that athletics at Van st 'it' Buren Hi have considerable prominence. J ..s rl x 4 There is no other activity that stimulates school spirit to a greater LJ . J.. extent than does athletics. What would our school be without spirit? If you should think a bit on this question you would undoubtedly come to the conclusion that loyal school spirit is necessary, therefore athletics in High School is necessary. The aim of athletics in our High School is not only to stimulate school spirit but also to provide the participants with a valuable training that cannot be had in their class rooms. Good sportsmanship, quick judgement, physical development, determina- tion and team work are some of the factors that are developed, which are essential in character building. Another aim is to win as many games as possible, however, this is not the sole purpose of the effort. Much is gained by losing a game that is not involved in winning. A good loser deserves much credit. The loser then has not really lost. Life is full of losses and athletic experiences will really help the individual to meet these losses with a smile. You will notice as you turn the pages on athletics that we are not champions this year and yet we are far from being the lowest in the county league. The credit and honor received by the school in athletics is due largely to the boys and girls who were awarded letters for their untiring efforts during their high school career. Much credit however is to be given to the subs for their support. All substitutes were not awarded letters for their services and to these members especially, much credit is deserved. We also take this opportunity to express our appreciation to our loyal spectators for their following, through both victory and defeat. The major part of the interest in athletics was due to the stimulation of our persistent coach, Mr. Clymer. We feel that there has never been greater athletic interest in the existance of our High School. The response to the various sports throughout the year has been beyond expectations. The splendid arrangements and success of our basket ball banquet was outstanding and the splendid sportsmanship throughout the season was remarkable. All these factors were due to our coach's interest and ability in athletics. We hope that Mr. Clymer will be with us another year. The importance of physical training has won a place in our curriculum. This training is required by all high school students, excepting those who take part in the major sports. One fourth credit is allowed each semester for this work. It is the aim of our director, Mr. Lawrence, to provide a training that involves interest and proper physical exercise. And with the assistance of other faculty mem- bers we feel that this training has been fittingly conducted throughout the year. The space devoted to athletics in this Annual is intended to present to the reader the various athletic sports of which we have entered during the year. We hope the arrangement will meet your approval and help you to remember the athletic spirit of '28. -D. D. Lawrence 1928 THE DIXIE F OO TBA LL TEA Ml Top row, left to right: Supt. Copeland, Earl Hosman, Mgr. Robert Delo, David Neal, Mr. Lawrence. Second row: Everett Fagan, Earl Neuman, George Pearson, John Brandeberry, Lawrence Zinzer, Daniel Cornwell, Charles Swab, Harold Neeland, Mr. Clymer, Coach. Third row: Emil Copeland, Stanley Huntington, Ralph Switzer, Howard Poe, Willard Ault, Capt. Morris Switzer, Harold Kuhlman, Robert Keelor, Francis Ensign, Albert Nebergall. Front: Richard Trout, Avery Trout. FOOTBALL SCORES Mt. Blanchard 0 Van Buren 0 Lima South 35 Van Buren 6 Mt. Cory 0 Van Buren 15 Arlington 6 Van Buren 0 Leipsic 18 Van Buren 0 Arcadia 0 Van Buren 9 Liberty 27 Van Buren 7 McComb 6 Van Buren 0 Rawson 12 Van Buren 0 Vanlue 0 Van Buren 9 --1928-i- THE DIXIE FOO TBA LL Foot ball! What heart doesn't quicken at that word? Especially in the fall when the leaves are falling and the first cool snap is in the air. Last fall, boys and girls of Van Buren, felt this urge to be out and following the pigskin and each in their way responded. The boys to offer their services to the team, and the girls to offer their spirit, for what is any team without spirit? Some twenty-five boys came out for the team but as the first few days were de- voted to reducing exercises that reduced each individual and also the number of indi- viduals although not to any great extent. At the end of two weeks practice the squad journeyed to Lima and engaged the "South" warriors in battle. Van Buren did not lack fighting spirit as may be shown by the 7 to 0 at the end of the first half, but size will tell, so at the end of the game Van Buren was defeated. On the following Friday Van Buren again sallied forth, this time to deadlock Mt. Blanchard in an 0 to 0 game. Again Friday afternoon rolled around and Van Buren engaged the enemy on its own ground to hand Mt Cory a neat drubbing. The next game was fought on foreign soil and Arlington defeated us in spite of the best we could do. Van Buren, although downed once, was not out. This fact was very decisively demonstrated by the boys in the next game when they gave Arcadia the small or should we say Very small end of the horn. The next game was with Liberty. Oh how spirit did run high at that game. The team fought well, no one will doubt that, for at the end of the first half the score stood 7 to 0 Van Buren in the lead. Then in the last half, due to things that neither team could control, the spirit ebbed and Liberty forged ahead to win. McComb, the runners up to the champions, came to Van Buren with all the rooters they could command or borrow. And it was apparent that they needed all the support they could get. For it was not until near the end of the game that they scored their single touch down which gave them their small margin of victory. Van Buren points to this game with pride as being the hardest fought and cleanest game of the year. At Rawson the team again engaged a formidable foe and again lost by a small margin. The last game of the season and the last football game that some of the boys would play for old Van Buren. So when- the team had taken the field against Vanlue it was with a do or die spirit. And they did, completely outclassing Vanlue's best. Thereby closing the season with honor, for it will be remembered that the county champs only beat Vanlue by one point. -Willard Ault 1928 THE DIXIE --f------ l Standing, left to right: Huntington, Managerg Brandeberry, Neuman, Silveus, Delo, R. Switzer, M. Switzer, Mr. Clymer, coach. Sitting: Nebergall, Ensign, Keelor, Kuhlman, Poe, Ault, Neal, Copeland. BOYS' BASKEI BALL Basketball is a game of brain, speed and accuracy in which the Van Buren boys proved their ability by winning over half their games this season. Although along towards the middle of the season the team dropped a few games, they made a wonderful comeback and finished their race victoriously. SCHEDULE OF GAMES Mt. Blanchard 6 Van Buren 18 Bloomdale 24 Van Buren 23 Findlay 24 Van Buren 7 Liberty 36 Van Buren Mt. Cory 19 Van Buren 34 Forest 22 Van Buren No. Baltimore 24 Van Buren 16 McComb 24 Van Buren Alumni 18 Van Buren 23 Rawson 14 Van Buren Cygnet 14 Van Buren 18 Rossford 17 Van Buren Arlington 7 Van Buren 19 Vanlue 11 Van Buren Arcadia 26 Van Buren 15 TOURNEY Mt. Blanchard 17 Van Buren 35 Arcadia 24 Van Buren 7 1928 l,.,, ,Y ,. it i P THE DIXIE -----f ---- RUDOLPH FISHER Rudy is a good man at center and we will agree, one to be looked up to. DAVID NEAL Davie is a real fioor coverer, that coupled with a fighting spirit which made him a hard nut for the opposing teams to crack. EMIL COPELAND Emil, Captain elect for 1928-29 and one of the teams main stays for this season. He has an eye for the basket that is hard to beat and should prove a good leader for next year. HAROLD KUHLMAN Mike has a slam-bang style of basket ball play that brings home the bacon and makes him one of the best guards in the county. WILLARD AULT Ault was a good defensive man. He stopped many a would-be scorer, and helped to win as much as any man on the team. Ault, another persistent player will be lost by graduation. 1928 jiwvsw V -yn-1.5.--Y -f--- - -H.. .. 1 T bw ' l THE DIXIE , l l l w V F E P V K 1 1928 EARL NEUMAN 'Heavie' only a sophomore this year but he's one of the best running guards we had. FRANCIS ENSIGN 'Whit', is a basketball player of real merit, for he has the heart to take the hardest falls without even a frown. ALBERT NEBERGALL 'Kazook', is a short but scrappy bas- ketball player with a trick of making fancy shots that look impossible and still go through. HOWARD POE 'Poe', was captain this year and a good one too, with a spirit that would never die and a knack of putting himself into the fight just where he was needed most. JOHN BRANDEBERRY 'Johnny', is a good shot and as handy a man as you could wish for. L I l K- I . -T - If '--Q- 'v.-gan? ' ""'ll"' Of' ru TIiE:DIX1Efvvvfff RALPH SWITZER "Ralphie", could always be counted on to play his hardest and if he couldn't out play an opponent he could out talk him anyway. ROBERT DELO "Fat", was short and snappy and had his left hand flip that could get a guard in a hurry. ROBERT KEELOR "Bob", is one of the fastest men we have and has the ability to get open shots and make them count. MORRIS SWITZER Morris was one of the hardest work- ers and always the man with the readiest smile. We have never known him to be eliminated from competition by personal contact. LEONARD SILVEUS Leonard, had the knack of picking the ball out of thin air and dropping it through the hoop. This little habit of his was quite useful in the game. 1928 ' - - -'-'-'-'-f'-'-'-'-'-f'-'-'-'-'-'- -'-'-'-'-'l E -'-'-"-'-'-"-'-' ---- ' -'-"-'-'-'-'-'-"-'-'-'-' Sitting, left to right: Leora Dilts, Eleanore Poole, Mary Miller, Laura Over- hxlt D th Yfzf V ' P ll 1 , oro y L, 15,er, era owe . h Standing: Mgr., Mary Mellott, Florence Cline, Hazel lleter. Lois Reamsnyder, Rosanna Huntington, and Coach Clymer. FIRST TEAM The record of the girls' basketball team is interesting even though it was not entirely successful. Our girls were always able to put a hard struggle, regardless of the many strong teams that they played. Not only the girls are to be commended for their splendid work but also their coach Roy Clymer and faculty advisor, Miss Bower. SCHEDULE OF GAMES Opp's V. B. Dec. 9, Mt. Blanchard V B H S 14 19 Dec. 15, Findlay High School V 25 22 Dec. 23 Mt. Cory V. 48 6 Dec. 28 North Baltimore V. 11 10 Dec. 30, Alumni V 13 27 Jan. 125 Arlington V 22 30 Jan. 20, Arcadia V. 11 18 Jan. 21, Bloomdale V 13 21 Jan. 27, Liberty V 26 12 Feb 1, Forest V 11 18 Feb. 3, McComb V. 22 20 Feb. 10, Rawson V. 24 27 Feb 11, Rossford V 18 19 Feb 17, Vanlue V 21 27 Tournament, Feb. 24, Mt. Cory V 15 14 299 'E11 .'.'.".-.-.-.-.'.-.'.-.-.-.-.-.P.-.'.-.-.1-.-..-.'. -'.' .f-.-.-.r.-.-.-.-.P .-.rf .FA MR. CLYMER-Coach This is Mr. Clymer's first year to have charge of the Boys' and Girls' Athletic activities of Van Buren High School. He is very well exper- ienced in athletics and proved his ability by turning out valuable teams. His services have been well apprec- iated by the school, and we hope he will be back again next year. LEORA DILTS "Babe", Junior, did some fine floor work and played a very good game as forward. Her services next year will help to make a winning team. ROSANNA HUNTINGTON "Posey", a Sophomore, was another of our valuable forwards Being small and quick she covered her part of the floor as forward very well. ELEANORE POOLE "Peanuts", Senior, played hard for the team. She was always willing to fill her position as forward when needed. LOIS REAMSNYDER "Loie", Sophomore, quite successfully filled her place as forward. Her co- operative work with her fellow team mates will add to her chances for be- coming a good forward in the future. HAZEL DETER "Deter", Junior, was a good center and worked hard for Van Buren six. She always did her best in getting the tip off. 1928 l I I .-.-.--.-.-.-. -.-.-.-.-.-.---. THE DIXIE 1928 VERA POWELL-Captain-Elect "Vee", Junior, played guard through- out the entire season. She was a valuable player and no doubt will continue her good work next year. FLORENCE CLINE "Flip", Junior, was a very good de- fensive player. She always played a fine game and was one of the best fighters the team had. MARY MILLER'-Ex-Captain "Snooks", Senior, played guard and was "right there" whenever she was needed. She played a good clean game all through the season and will be missed next year. DOROTHY YEAGER "Ann", Junior, played forward. Not many had the knack of putting 'em through the basket like she had. She has one more year to show her ability in basketball. LAURA OVERHOLT "Leo", Senior, was quick on her feet and very seldom left her opnonent land a ball in the basket. She is a valuable player to lose. KATHRYN ROBERTS "Kate", Senior, played a good guard- ing game and was always willing to help when needed. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. THE DIXIE .-.-.- Standing, left to right: Mary Mellott, Managerg Hazel Silveus, Kathryn Dove, Florence Duffield, Dorothy Switzer, Prudence Poole, and Mr. Clymer, Coach. Sitting: Thelma Dayringer, Kathryn Roberts, Edith Kempher, Ber- nice Dufheld, Gertrude Deter, Kathleen Abbott. SECOND TEA M We wish to extend our thanks to those playing on the second team. We feel that much of the first team's success was due to the hearty co- operation shown by each member in both practice work and as substitutes. -i-el928-+-- pg., lil, . X THE DIXIE ----f TRA C K On your mark! Get set! Bang! We're off! Off on our way to win again, to keep untarnished the record set by the High School girls of Van Buren, one not held by any other school in the county, that of winning every relay, ever since a meeting of this kind has been held. We are proud of it and we're going to fight this year and in the years to come to keep this record unmarred! Last year an entirely different group of four girls ran the relay but just the same we put Van Buren at the head and kept our colors, Orange and Black, flying high in the air. Let's duplicate it at this year's meeting if there are only two letter girls left. We can and we Will! Besides the relay, the girls starred in other events, which are: 50-yard dash, first and second, 100yard dash, first and secondg baseball throw, tied for second, high jump we received no positions among the three highest. The entrants and positions of relay teams which received first are: Lois Reamsnyder, firstg Helen Miller, second: Flossie Norris, thirdg Pauline Bany, fourth. Now you see the girls helped roll up the number of points to enable the High School to win first place. With the aid of our coaches and with other girls out for practice we hope this will force us to do our best in daily practice we hope to send the highest-ranking con- testants to the Field Meet this year to keep the colors of dear old A. T. H. S. forever on the top. So let's go girls-let's show 'em our stuff! -Lois Reamsnyder 1928 if -------- ---------- THE DIXIE TRACK For the last five years Van Buren has carried away the cups with first honors at the County track meet. The season of 1927 ended very successfully. Van Buren carried off two cups, one for first place in the High School and one for second place in the schools as a whole, losing only to McComb by just a few points. Coach Clymer and Captain Reichman should be given due credit for through them the winning teams were produced. Last year's standing was very good. One hundred yard dash, Clair Flangan, Van Buren, first. Two hundred and twenty yard dash, Clair Flanagan, Van Buren, first. One mile relay, Francis Ensign, Robert Keelor, Maxwell Reichman and Clair Flanagan. Pole vault, Albert Nebergall, Van Buren, third. Shot put, Rawson. High jump, Mt. Cory. Broad jump, Robert Keelor, secondg Clair Flanagan, third. Van Buren was able to bring home two loving cups last season and she is going to do her best this year. Coach Clymer and Captain Ensign are going to do their utmost to have a winning team this season. Although Robert Keelor nd Francis Ensign are the only letter men back this year we are looking forward for Coach Clymer to work out a winning team this season. Come on fellows let's get out and support good old Van Buren, and when the cheers are made let them be for Van Buren High School. -Francis Ensign BASEBALL This is the first year our school has attempted to develop a real team. Mr. Clymer, athletic director, is coaching. Much enthusiasm is shown by all boys of the high school. A county league has been organized in which five schools are entered. Van Buren is considered as one of the outstanding teams of the conference. May our team be champions. l--19281- 3 - 4- . , ' b i b . l A7 - V x , ,A Y 1 Sl .J nfwaff Diff' nrt: A ' NJHLIXKS C9fx'4 fl fy W5 AL-L Alfwfzf ' 'UA C I6 73 0fvES ff! Eff 1 .4 , x -X ., -., WA., . 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Howard Poe: Stanley is certainly a great man in the woods. Eleanore Poole: Yes, you simply can't stump him. God save the Irish, no one else is making any effort. I take a spoon of oyster stew, And to my mouth I hoist'er. I like it loads, because I've not The viewpoint of the oyster. A good thing to keep your bills down is a good paper weight. The Van Buren school orchestra is known as a five piece orchestra al- though there are nearly thirty in the personall. They can play three waltzes and two overtures. Butch Rader: Where are you going in such a hurry? Mike Kuhlman: Why Ham just ate some cucumbers and is at the point of death. Butch: Going to get a Doc. Mike: No, after more cucumbers. Carpenter from third story: Did I drop something on your head? Pedestrian: Only a hammer. Be more careful next time. "You take the cake," remarked the student as he cleaned his pipe. Salesman, to Mr. Wolfe: Why do you enjoy such a dumb looking sales- Mr. Wolfe: Well, it makes the customers feel that they cannot help but get the best of the bargain. The tragedy of a flea is that he knows for a certainty that all his chil- dren will go to the dogs. Howard Poe: Do you remember the old days when movie houses were dark as pitch and the click of the camera drowned out all else? Nealie: Yes, dang it, I was only eight years old then. Vesta Lindenman: Dick Trout would certainly make a fine aviator. Rachael Beihler: What makes you think so? Vesta: Well you see it would be impossible to make him any dizzier than he is now. i-wzsl -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. T H E D .-:-.-.-arf.-.-:-ra-:-.-.ra-.P-Fra-.H 20 VARIETIES 150,000 EGG CAPACITY BRINKMAN'S SUPREME QUALITY BABY CHICKS For Big Profits in Poultry and Eggs FLOYD E. BRINKMAN HATCHERY Van Bzaren, Ohio Custom Hatching Mutual Phone 1928 THE DIXIE AGAIN-The World's Most Beautiful Low Priced Automobile Not only is the Bigger and Better Chevrolet a finer car mechanic ally, not only does it offer more delightful riding comfort-but it is in finitely more beautiful and more superbly styled! Come in and see for yourself. We'll gladly place a car at your disposal-for only actual road demonstration can reveal the full significance of this latest Chevrolet achievement. DAVISON-HARRINGTON CHEVROLET COMPANY Findlay, Ohio Quality at low cost, Phone 117 R. D. HATFIELD Dealer in STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES VEGETABLES, ETC. Telephone 19-Y 1928 THE DIXIE - -P--"- COMPLIMENTS OF STANDARD OIL CO. KOHIOJ CUSTOM-BUILT RADIOS H. M. Adams Light Socket or Battery Operated A FUNERAL DIRECTOR Complete Line AMBULANCE SERVICE tof, Accessories Phone 91-L Robert Ohl A I . Bloomdole, Ohio Fmdlrly, Ohzo, Route 7 BLOOMDALE ELEVATOR CO. L. R. GOOD Sz SON CProp.J Grain Coal Fence Posts Seeds And a full line of Purina Feeds E. B. STEVENS ON Jeweler and Optometrist A large line of Rodgers and Community Plate silverware North Baltimore, Ohio 1928 Thirty Yours of ervioo We furnish stone for road building, concrete construction and building purposes. Use Limestone to help yields. Experi- ment stations report a gain of 3518 per acre per year. Our Agriculture Lime Stone Sand is of the highest quality. Good stone and good service are an assurance of satisfaction to our cus- tomers. THETARBOXJMCALLSTONECO. Phone 171 852 Western Ave. Findlay, Ohio 1928 WE LEAD, OTHERS FOLLOW TIRES - ACCESSORIES RADIO IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE CALL PHONE MAIN 554 FOR TIRE SERVICE THE DIXIE TIRES SHOP. Inc. 316 N. MAIN ST. FINDLAY, OHIO VAN BUREN AUTO COMPANY FORD SALES AND SERVICE I Tlres, Tubes and Accessorles One Day Battery Charging Van Buren, Ohio 1928 THE DIXIE. Qqrlijlic q K r' ' Portraits THAT REFLEOT PERSONALITY In every person there is that Wonderful something which differentiates us from the other. We specialize in the production of portraits that refiect your personality. J. NASH LIVINGSTON Adams 2011 417 Summit St TOLEDO, OHIO 1928 THE DIXIE -"h'uf'I It Pays to Present a Neat Appearan For the Latest in Men's Wear l-SEE-i KANEUS Findlay, Ohio We Solicit Your Inspection THE RECHNER MAYTAG CO iii? li 'E' , kF iN ?"' W As near to you .D x 5 f-'f i 1 as .I 5 . ' Your Telephone 5 E31 I For Free Demonstration . ' 'Q I Call Main 419 GOHLKE BROS. HONEY BOY BREAD FINDLAY oH1o VAN BUREN HATCHERY BABY CHICKS M. R. HESS GEO. VV. CONNELL Proprietors -1928- THE DIXIE GRADUATES! CONSULT Your teachers about your studies CONSULT Us on how to dress well. J. J. PRAGER CO. 225 N. Main st. OPEN EVENINGS Findlay, ohio VICTORY THEATRE Findlay, Ohio The Little House with Good Pictures J. PAUL MELLOTT at the PAGE PIPE ORGAN W. L. BRISTOLL, Manager TO KEEP WELL DRESSED AT LOW COST Scientific cleaning' doubles the life of your apparel and keeps it immaculate-ready to put on for any occasion. Dry Clean your clothes regularly It Pays SANITARY CLEANING WORKS Phone Main 25 619 S. Main St. Findlay, Ohio FINDLAY PAINT Sz GLASS CO. E. M. JOSEPH, Manager Distributors for the Dean KL Barry Co, HIGH GRADE PAINT PRODUCTS Phone Main T1 517 S. Main Street Findlay, Ohio 1928 THE DIXIE f-.-.-.- Phone 376-J B Sz B TIRE SERVICE COOPER TIRES FREE ROAD SERVICE VULCANIZING 227 Broadway Findlay, Ohio GO TO C. W. DeRODE'S STORE Van Buren, Ohio For Groceries, Vegetables and Dairy Products Dry Goods, Shoes and Notions Agent for "Perfection" Oil Stoves and Ranges Your Patronage Solicited M A P L E S H A D E GLADIOLUS GARDENS Bulbs for Sale 1000 Varieties Grown FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS From July to October MRS. EARL DENHOFF Two Miles East of Van Buren North Baltimore Telephone 1928 IN AFTER YEARS QP, . WHEN You RE-TURN THE ., 4,53 ,Q V frq, PAGES OF THE ANNUAL WHICH PERPETLIATES YOUR PRE- in NQSQ F GRADUATE JOYS AND SORROWS, by LQ 6 you will praise flue wisdom of Gxe ENN . staff fhat selected good engra0ings - :J ' gf? rather than just ucutsf' 1 rl f A ' 11- ri' va Years do not dim fhe brilliant Ca ,' printing quality of PORT WAYNE HALF-TONE QP ' PORTRAITS AND VIEWS " '11 AGEZPZKAE Vsgb 2 ,, 2 fwffff f'-HC L'-ENSE5 5 Y Q A nnfcflfmme Engraving ,'e'E4 F0 RT W1-BYN'Efa1ff1l veir W, - v - E gE,xigQQL. 1928 ----------------w T H E DIXIF OAKLAND AND PONTIAC SERVICE --alsol FARM PRODUCE SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE J. L. GEISEY Mutual Phone FOR MANY YEARS WE HAVE SERVED THIS SCHOOL WITH OUR PRODUCTS WE'LL BE GLAD TO SERVE YOU THE PURE MILK AND DAIRY COMPANY 130 W. Crawford Street, Findlay, Ohio Manufacturers of QUALITY BRAND ICE CREAM ANCHOR BRAND BUTTER --1928--- -'-' .-.-.-.-.v-.na-.r-.-.-.-i T H E .-.-.-.-ra-.-rar.-:fa-4-4-.w.-.w.-a-ur -. We are striving to please R. H. SLOTTERBECK Restaurant and Confectionery HE-MI-LAU cHocoLATEs D. L. BLAIN Dealer in Watches, Clocks and Jewelry. Diamonds Sold. Repairing a Specialty You can save money on diamonds and all other goods. See me for Anything in the Jewelry Line D. L. BLAIN BLOOMDALE, OHIO "WEAR GOOD CLOTHES" YOUR SUIT is tailored to YOUR order from a pattern drafted for YOU the day YOU order it. See Our Windows For The Newest Woolens, 3525 to 5585 HARRY R. SCHNEIDER CO. 212 So. Main Street Findlay, Ohio THE S I M O N , S EXCHANGE BANK D R U G fUnincorporatedJ S T O R E Bloomdrzle, Ohio The Rexall Store Wall Paper Drugs School Supplies Blnomdule, Ohio Does a General Banking Business Pay 4 percent on deposits Thirty-Seven Years of Successful Business Under State Supervision A Safe Place for Money C. R. CAMPBELL, Cashier 1928 -----f--f----1 TI-IE DIXIE --- MODERN MOTOR SALES CO. CHRYSLER SALES AND SERVICE Findlay, Ohio 208 W. Crawford Street Phone 2352 Mark yourself up in Appearance 'ATRADE WITH THE BOYS" COLE, BIERY, ZIEROLF 515 So. Main St. Findlay, Ohio O. K. SWEET SHOPPE Page Ice Cream-Q-Mary Wayne Candy Peanuts and Popcorn North Baltimore, Ohio E. R. PORTER TEL. 1084-J FINDLAY LUGGAGE SHOP Leather Novelties Trunks, Bags and Suit Cases Findlay, Ohio RIDE ON THE BEST FIRESTONE TIRES Balloons, Bus, Solid and H. D. Truck Complete Tire Service J. K. HADDAD CO. 106 S. Main St. Findlay, Ohio PHONE 732W ----1928--A -.-.-.-.-.-. -.-.-. THE DIXIE .-.-. .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.f-.-.-..-.-.-.-.-..f.-. Wear H. R. BIEHLER FLORSHEIM EDMONDS ,Sens LION BRAND SHOES PURE MILK md ARNOLD BOOT SHOP ' 536 So. Main Sr. Findlay, ohio CREAM To Allen Township Centralized School OUR COWS are T. B. TESTED The Place to get a DELICIOUS AND REFRESHING SODA OR ANY COLD DRINK when in Findlay is at THES.QS.DRUGSTORE Opposite Court House USED CARS MARTIN MOTOR COMPANY 121 Clinton Court Findlay, Ohio INTERNATIONAL MOTOR TRUCKS SALES SERVICE 1928 ---- THE DIXIE -------- ----J------f BLOOMDALE GARAGE COMPANY Sales FORD Service Goodyear Tires Bloomdale Van Buren School uses Keystone Company's Visual Instruction Material Ohio As All Good Schools Should MAKING A SALE AND LOSINGA FRIEND IS A POOR TRADE-VVarfel E. M. WARFEL Sz SON JEWELER Findlay, Ohio EAT Mother's Cooking Mortimer, SLEEP ,LAT-,- "THE CLINESH Clean Mode1'n Rooms Ohio For Gasoline, Oil, Used Mortimer STOP AT SLUPEIS GARAGE Cars, Tires, Auto Accessories and Confectionery. L. R. SLUPE, Prop. Ohio 1928 I .--r 7- sf'-.1 'rv' THE DIXIE OHIO FARMERS INSURANCE CO. J. C. SPENCER Hancock Couty Agent Findlay, Ohio SPENCER SERVICE SATISFIES VISIT STOUFFER'S BIG STORE XV. L. STOUFFER, Prop. HARDWARE, STOVES, FURNITURE, MACHINERY Rest Rooms Phones North Baltimore You're Welcome Ohio Compliments ...-0f.. HE S C 07? KESSEUS Fashio'n Shop Ladies Ready to wear at popular prices KESSEIXS 326 S. Main St. Flnildlllffy Ohio No One IQ Safe, Without Some Kind of- LIFE INSURANCE Local Agent for Farmers' and Traders' Life Insurance DONA FOUST 1928 E s Q E- ,f E 2 i E 4 5 '-2 1 ii H 31 Q: 5 3 6 F 'fi 'I QI E S a 5 F ef Y '? fi 2 ,, sf ' 1 5 E


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