Blume High School - Retrospect Yearbook (Wapakoneta, OH)
- Class of 1944
Page 1 of 98
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THE CLASS OF
BLUIVIE HIGH SCHOOL
Dear Fellas and Girls:
ln the days since Pearl Harbor, hundreds of high-school
annuals have been dedicated to graduates in the service.
They have paid tribute to your courage, your loyalty, and
to the valiant way in which you are performing the arduous
task of keeping us free.
This year's Retrospect is really for you, but we aren't
formally dedicating it to you. We believe there is some-
thing very dear to all of us, something for which you are
fighting that has more real meaning to you than words like
"freedom," or "democracy," or "justice," Let's dedicate
this book to Wapakoneta, to "Our Town." 'l'hat's really
what you're fighting for, isn't it? For the chance to go
swimming in the pool on a hot July day, to yell yourself
hoarse at a football game with St. Marys, to ga skating on
the river some crisp Sunday afternoon, to treat your best
girl to a chocolate soda, or to crowd into the gym for a
basketball game with New Knoxville? lsn't this what we're
all fighting for, here and abroad, not for something so big
it can't be touched upon, but for all the little things that
make up our own private worlds.
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Blume Hugh School
To all of you wherever you are
We know you luke to get letters you ve all told us that
ond sometimes we ve been rather neglugent about wrntlng
to you We re glad to get your letters too and to hear of
the dlfferent experlences you are having Some of you
have sand that you would luke to come back to Blume for o
vuslt but lt s a long way from where you are there un Afrnca
the Aleutnans the Solomons Sncnly Truk or Tobruk In thus
record of the year s events at Blume we ve trued to tell you
the things we thunk you d want most to know
The senuors thus year probably would look much the
some to you as other sensor classes have You would be
surprlsed to realnze that Harold Kantner s kvd brother and
Homer Buddemeyer s knd suster are ln the class of 44 Re
member when lnttle Ruth Ann Harshborger and Don Zum
merman always came to school together Here they are all
ready to joan you In theArmy Navy and Marmes theWacs
the Waves and Spors or to go into some other lob that wnll
The Class of l94-4
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Lura Mae Knatz, Don Zimmerman, Mrs. Miller, Chuck Newland
By the time we are seniors, we should be able to assume the responsibility of
conducting our own affairs, but we still need a wise counsellor-one who
knows howto help us govern ourselves, ln Mrs. Miller we have had an excel-
lent example of such a counsellor. Besides acting as adviser to the Senior
Class, she is also a faculty member of the School Council.
Chuck Newland has been the able president of the class of '44 this year
and Don Zimmerman has done a conscientious job as president of the School
Council. These boys enrolled in the armed services long before school was out,
Chuck in the Navy, Don in the Air Corps.
Lura Mae, as the class secretary, is one of those dependable people who
are so often chosen to handle money and records. One of her daily tasks is
to take attendance in the senior home room lit's still the study halll, as
well as second period study hall.
Quxet student who
shuns recutang but
loves to laug
I four years
proudly boasts of a
perfect school attend
Id look far
'fx for a more knnd an
and hns green For
I boy ln
the on y
leader from St John
football and gurls
e boy wnth
great bug smile
4 ' we
1' M 's Irl '
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. . loves an argument
and is somewhat of
came only this year,
but we've enjoyed his
Stay with us.
Herman Kriles . . .,
Herman Schultz's . . .
ambition is to be the
best farmer for miles
Lilas Howell . .
Delbert Fisher . . .
has it over Sinatra .
. . he can't sing and
they still swoon!
Lovely to look
af, deiagmfui to know.
Dorothy Knoch . , .
has blossomed into a
charming girl during
her years at B.H.S.
Where there's a will
there's a way .
She wants to be
Sweet and moudenly
s she gnves er
best To everythung
Mom nnterests are
home economics on
d for ser
olwoys rec y
vnce ond loyol
We oll hope shell
soon reolnze her om
blhon to be cu nurse
Betty Kohler s sweet
sm: e w ll take er
r She s on the
road to success
Whatever he of
we hope hel
Sulence ns golden
Fruends luke Jonnce ore
Donnie Spurlock . . .
energy abundant . . .
fun-loving, . . . hopes
to join the Nurses'
Norma J. Earl . . . ln-
tellect personified . . .
Who can ask for any-
Lure Mae Knot: . . .
playing an electric
guitar and s q u a r e
dancing are her hob
ity . . . a marvelous
voice . . . quiet . . .
Bonnie Koch . . . is
a courteous and effi-
cient clerk , . . mem-
ber of distributive ed.
Joan Shaw . , . She's
now in Cadet Nursing,
red hair, spontaneous
laugh and all.
Loretta Seifx . . .
with her page boy bob
is a whiz at short-
O es to sn g aso
plays the vuolnn
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Jolly and ready for a
good turne Her dns
posltlon wins friends
More of us should be
luke an an all
around good fellow
Witty and whurnsucal
as secretary of G R
ns better known as
haste makes waste
Earl Kantner as
eyes are f Il of rns
wnth the opposite sex
Artnstuc abxlnty makes
way for a prornusung
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Loves to have a good
fume nnterested un
gymnastics and has
loves to dance
Carolyn Brauhgam IS
very much engaged at
Blumes gulf to he
sport world he s
always ready for mms
Sneak ns hs nu
name great thlngs
come from small
Athletucs and math
just two of Chuck's
To be remembered by
red hanr sparkling
eyes and good humor
many strong points
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Don plans to be
smile and winning
Her winning smile
speaks for itself
Her abilities seem to
be endless so does
er list of friends
Annie Harshborger . .
Small but willing and'
abe . . . dreams of
trip to Florida.
Jacquie Kohler . .
President of G.A.A.
tall and stately .
Handsome with coal
black curly hair
his best girl is Liz
Betty Knauss .....
Has the key of knowl-
edge . . . reliable and
industrious , . . many
Now nn AAC h ll
team Jo and us
be mussed b football
Remember when she
wosn t late to school?
A tnny turned up nose
lots of fun IS her
Her book of frnends
knows no end
cels nn shorthand
Ready for fun
brown, laughmg eyes
all 'round good
Known by all loves
Englush musuc argu
:ng and Steam
Do you suppose she
took lessons In moth
from the Qulz Knds7
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Anna Jean Lusk . . .
Smell girl with big
ideos . . , olwoys seen
with on ormful of
Calvin Rostofer ....
To be or not to be o
formerg thot is the
Ted Trego ......
lt's better to listen
than be listened to , 4 .
does more thon rio-
Betty Taylor ......
Wonts to stort o
"corner drugstore" in
her own home town.
Hurry Minnich ....
Loves mischief, but
doesn't wont to set the
world on fire.
Willis Schroer .....
Blonde. . .worry never
bothers him , . .o good
worker, once started.
Acrobotics is her hobby
. . . leader in gym ond
Funds pleasure un con
structung and drawung
ll do a nn
deed hurts no one
Do you need o car?
ork wuth o w
coud be called her
motto Allce loves
Ready and eager t
cheer our teams to vac
tary In love wuth
A sweeter personaluty
would be hard to fund
tmy and cute
Interested nn the Navy
and hc me ec good
Ruth Betty Wonser
Musnc hath charms
when Ruth Betty glves
Loss Burden .....
Glee club and choir
lose a tune soprano
we lose 0 frnend
Wavy hanr lots of
un usually seen
Betty Jo Wehner
A leader of athletlcs
she s ganned a host of
Though small In size
he s bug of heart deed
Short but noteworthy
career In football
Entered General Mo
tors School last sum
mer Worknng hard
If there s a lob to be
done call on Bob
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Nancy Ann Abe Commcrcual
Retrospect 4 Glee Club l 3 Boosters
Club l 2 3 4 Assembly Commlttee 2
Glrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2
Photography Club 4 GAA 4 Home
room Otfucers l 3 Prom Committee 3
Clark Ague lndustrual Arts Scnence
Boosters Club3 4 Baseballl 2 Victory
Myron C Altstaetter Agrnculture
A l 2 4 H Club l2
Elmore Ankerman Commercial
Retrospect4 Orchestral Boosters Club
l 2 3 Gurl Reserxes 3 4 Red Rectangle
l 2 Treasurer at Girl Reserves 4 Home
room Oftncer 3 Jr Class Play Usher 3
Marilyn Gene Bahler Home Economucs
Lantern 3 Band l 2 3 4 Drum Major
3 4 Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Gurl Reserves
3 4 Red Rectangle l 2 Photography
Club 4 GAA 4 Red Rectangle Vice
President 2 Sensor Program Commnttee
Vnctory Corps 3 Hameroom Service Du
Gertrude Ballweg Commercnal
Retrospect 4 Cholr 2 3 4 Glee Club
l 24 Secretarual Staff 4 Hameroom
Mathllda Benny Acodemuc
Chour4 Glee Clubl 2 4 Gurl Reserves4
Red Rectangle l 2 Entered from Lnma
Vlolet Bowersock Home Economics
Red Rectangle l 2
Alice Bowsher Home Economucs
Band 3 Boosters Club l Z 3 4 Assem
bly Committee 4 Gurl Reserves 3 4 Red
Rectangle l 2 Secretarral Staff 2 4 H
Club l Jr Class Play Usher
Carolyn Brautlgam Home Economucs
Lantern 3 Chovr 2 3 4 Glee Club l
Boosters Club 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2
Claralean Brookhart Academnc
Retrospect 4 Lantern l 2 3 4 Editor ot
Lantern 3 Glee Club l Boosters Club
l 2 3 4 Assembly Commnttee 2 4 Glrl
Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2 Prom
Vlrglma Rose Buddemeyer Academlc
Band 4 Boosters Club 4 Gurl Reserve
3 4 Red Rectangles l 2
Jamce Burden Home Economic
Boosters Club 2 3 Red Rectangle l 2
4 H Club 2
Loss Jean Burden Nurses Course
Chonr 2 3 4 Glee Club l 2 3 4 Band 2
Boosters Club 2 3 Red Rectangle l 2
G A A 4 4 H Club 2
Merlm Burden lndustrual Arts
Carl Chlles General
Boosters Club l 2 Football l 2
Robert 0 Colvin lndustrlal Arts
Retrospect 4 Lantern 3 School Councll
l 3 4 Band l 2 Boosters Clubl 2 3 4
Assembly Commlttee 2 Sensor Hn Y 4
Jr Class Play 3 Junior Hu Y l 2 Stamp
Club l 3 ln Charge of Scrap Dnves 4
Ass t Business Manager at Retro4 Ass t
Edntor of Lantern 3
Retrospect 4 Glee Club l 2 3 Boosters
Club l 2 3 4 Assembly Commattee 2
Gurl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2
GAA 4 Home Room Presudent l Sec
retary Home Room 2 Red Rectangle
Treasurer 2 Chalrman Sensor Home
Room Program Jr Class Play Usher
one Dull Home Economics
Chour l 2 3 4 Glee Club l 2 3 4 Boost
ers Club l 2 3 4 Gurl Reserves 3 4 Re
Rectangle l 2 GAA 4 4 H Club l 2
3 4 Cheerleader l 2 3 4 Jr Class Play
Paul Wulllam Dlsney Commercial
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Sensor Hu Y 3 4
Football 3 4 Baseball 2 Basketball l
Colleen Doseck Home Economncs
Glee Club 2 3 4 Band 3 4 Boosters
Club 3 4 G rl Reserves 3 4 Red Rec
tangle l Z 4 H Club2 3 4
Erleen Doseck Home Economics
Glee Club 3 4 Boosters Club 3 4 Glrl
Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle 2 4 H Club
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Glee Club l 3 Radlo Club 4 Entered
from New Hampshlre Hugh School ln 43
Jonathan Emrrck lndustrlal Arts
Glee Club 2 Boosters Club l 2 3 4
Sensor H1 Y 3 4 Junlor HI Y 2 Football
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Glee Club l 2 Boosters Club l 2 3 4
Glrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2
G A A 4 Vlce Presldent of Home Room
2 3 Red Rectangle Vlce Presudent l
Delbert Frsher Agrlculture
B osters Club 234 FFA l 234
Sensor Hn Y 4 Baseball l Soclal Com
mlttee 4 Presldent of F F A 4 Servlce
Ruth Ann Harshbarger Commerclal
Retrospect4 Band2 Boosters Clubl 2
3 Glrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2
Servlce Dlrector 3 Treasurer of Red
Lrlas Lee Howell Home Ecoromlc
Glrl Reserves 3 Cholrl 2 Glee Clubl 2
Jr Class Play at Crldersvllle Entered
from Crldersvllle 3
Mary Howell Commerclal
Boosters Club l 24 Glrl Reserves 4
Red Rectangle l 2 GAA 4 Went to
Glrl Reserves 4 GA A 3 4 Glee Club
4 H Cl b l Entered from
Mary s 4
Marlorre Jackson Commerclal
Retrospect 4 Cholr 2 3 4 Glee Club l
Assembly Commlttee 4
Donald Kantner lndustrlal Arts
Glee Club Z Boosters Club l 2 3 4
enlor HlY 34 Jr H Y
Betty Katter Commercval
Retrospect 4 Glee Club l Glrl Reserves
3 4 Red Rectangle l Z Glrl Reserve
Secretary 4 Jr Class Play Usher 3
Melvrn Keller Agrlculture
F F A 2
Carol Kentner Home Economlcs
Cholr2 3 4 GleeClubl 2 3 4 Orchestra
l 2 3 4 Boosters Club l 2 3 Glrl Re
serves 3 4 Red Rectangle l Z 4 H
Eleanor Krllran Sclentlflc
Retrospect4 Cholr2 Glee Club2 Band
Bo sters Club l 2 3
Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2 Pho
tography Club4 GAA 4
Calvrn Klopfenstern Agricultural
Lura Mae Knatz Commerclal
Cholr 2 4 Glee Club l 2 Band 4 Red
Rectangle l 2 Secretarlal Staff 4 Vlce
Presldent Homeroom 2 Secretary Home
room 3 4 Usher Jr Class Play 3
Betty Knauss Academlc
Retrospect 4 Lantern 3 School Councll
l 2 3 4 Boosters Clubl 2 3 Assembly
Commlttee 2 Glrl Reserves 3 4 Red
Rectangle l 2 Jr Class Play 3 Photog
raphy Club 34 GAA 4 Homeroom
Oftlcer 3 Red Rectangle Presldent l
Councll Secretary 3 Retro Edltor 4 Soclal
Commlttee Secretary 4
Carol Knrerrm Home Economlcs
Cholr2 3 4 Glee Club l 2 3 4 Boosters
Club 2 Glrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle
4 H Club
Dorothy Knoch Mlxed
Boosters Club l Red Rectangle l .lr
Class Play Usher 3
Bonnie Koch Commerclal
Red Rectangle l 2 4 H Club l 2 3
Betty June Kohler Home Economlcs
Earl Kuntner Agrlculture Glee Club 3 4 Boosters Club l Glrl
OSTGVS Club 2 3 4 F F A l 2 Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2 4 H
Sensor H1 Y 4 Home Room Secretary l Club 2
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Retrospect 4 Chosr 4 Glee Club l 3
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Assembly Com
msttee 3 Gsrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rec
tangle l 2 Jr Class Play 3 Secretarsal
Staff 3 4 G A A 4 Socsal Commsttee 4
Pressdent of G A A 4
John Kreltzer Agrscultural
F F A l Entered from St Joe
Herman Krutes lndustrsal Arts
C osr l 2 Glee Club l Band l 2 J
Class Play 3 Baseball 2 Basketball l
Softball 3 Entered from Washsngton
Quetoro Leffel Commercsal
Chosr 3 4 Glee Club 2 3 Band 3 4
Boosters Club 2 3 4 Gsrl Reserves 3 4
Red Rectangle 2 3 Pressdent of Fresh
man Class l Red Rectangle Secretary 2
Entered from Buckland
Anno Jean Lusk Commercsal
Chosr l 2 3 4 Glee Club l 2 3 4 Boost
ers Club 3 4 Gsrl Reserves 3 4 Red
Rectangle l 2 4 H Club l 2 3
Vlolet Molueg Commercsal
Retrospect 4 Lantern 3 School Councsl
3 4 Glee Club I 2 Boosters Club l 2
3 4 Gsrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle 2
GAA l 4 Servsce Dsrector 2 Gsrl Re
serves Devotsonal Leader 3 Pressdent of
Gsrl Reserves 4 Vsce Pressdent School
Councsl 4 Entered from Shawano Hsgh
School Shawano Wsscorsssn
Stanley Maxson Jr Commercsal
Retrospect 4 Lantern 3 Glee Club 2
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Assembly Com
msttee 2 Sensor Hs Y 3 4 Jr Class Play
3 Junsor Hs Y l 2 Stage Crew l 2 3
Photography Club 3 4 Football 4 Home
room Pressdentl 2 Sec tr ot Sr Hs Y4
Marllyn McCormlck Commercsal
Lantern l Glee Club l 2 3 Boosters
Club l 4 Gsrl Reserves4 Red Rectangle
l Jr Class Play 3 4 H Club 3 Pr s
club of Buckland Entered from Buckland
H S 4
Ralph V Mertz Agrscultural
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 F FA l Sensor
Hs Y 3 4 Football 3 4 Pressdent of Jr
Class 3 Pressdent of Sensor Hs Y 4
Junsor Hs Y 2
Wslma Metz Commercsal
Chosr l 2 3 Glee Club l 2 3 Boosters
Club l 2 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2 Secre
tarsal Staff 3 4 4 H Club l 2 3 4
Elasne Metzger Scsence Course
Lantern 3 Glee Club 2 4 Band 2 3 4
Boosters Club 2 3 4 Gsrl Reserves 3 4
Red Rectangle 2 GAA Entered from
New Knoxvslle 2
Harry Mmmch lndustrsal Arts
Glee Club 2 Boosters Club 3
Charles Newland Academsc
Retrospect 4 Chosr 3 4 Glee Club l 2
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Secretary of
Boosters Club 3 Sensor Hs Y 3 4 Vsce
Pressdent 4 Jr Hs Y l 2 Pressdent of
Jr Hs Y 2 Football l 3 4 Co captasn 4
aseball l Basketball l 2 3 4
captasn4 Boys Quartet 3 4 Home room
Pressdent 2 Sr Class Pressdent 4 Socsal
Commsttee Pressdent 4
Calvsn Rosforfer Agrsculture and Drawsng
Boosters Club 2 3 F F A 3
.loan Rypkema Commercsal
Red Rectangle 2 G A A 4 Entered from
St Joe 2
Cletus Schaub Commercsal
Secretarsal Staff 3 4 4 H Club l 2
Wsllss L Schroer Agrsculture
Herman Schultz Agrsculture
ee Club I FFA 4HClu
Loretta Sestz Commercsal
Glee Club l Red Rectangle l 2 Com
Robert Sestz lndustrsal Arts
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Sensor Hs Y 3 4
Stage Crew l 2 Jr Hs Y Z
Loss Shank Msxed
Retrospect 4 Lantern 4 Chosr 2 3 4
Gee Club 2 3 4 Psansst 4 Jr Cass
Secretary 3 Orchestra 2 3 4 Gsrl R
serves 234 Band 4 Entered from
Charles Shaw lndustrsal
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G A A 4 Homeroom Pressdent Z 3
Shsrley Shaw Home Economscs
Retrospect 4 Chosr 2 Glee Club 2
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Red Rectangle
l 2 GAA 4 Cheerleader 2 3 4
Jo Ann Schuster Academsc
Retrospect 4 Lantern 2 3 Glee Club l
Band 3 4 Orchestra l 2 3 4 Boosters
Club l 2 3 4 Assembly Commsttee 2
Gsrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2
Jo Ann Ssdey Academsc
Lantern 3 Chosr 2 3 Glee Club l 2
Band 3 4 Orche tra l 2 3 4 Boosters
Club l 2 3 4 Gsrl Reserves 3 4 Red
Rectangle l 2 Jr Class Play 3 GAA
4 H Club 3 Pressdent of bowlsng club 4
Jack Smlth Academsc
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Sensor Hs Y 3 4
Jr Hs Y l 2 Stage Crew 2 3 Football
2 3 4 Basketball 3 Football Manager l
LaDonna Spurlock For Nurssng
Chasr 2 3 4 Glee Club 3 4 Band l 2 3
Red Rectangle 2 G A A 4 4 H Club l 2
G A A Sensor Representative 4 Jr Class
Play Commsttee 3
Annabelle Stresght Commercsal
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Gsrl Reserves 3 4
Red Rectangle 2 G A A 4
Arthur Swmk Commercsal
Chosr 4 Glee Club 4 Orchestra l 2 3 4
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Jr Class Play 3
Homeroom Pressdent l
Betty Taylor Home Economscs
Chasr 2 3 4 Glee Club 2 3 4 Boosters
Club 2 3 4 Red Rectangle 2 G A A 4
Thomas Taylor Scsentsfsc
Boosters Club l 2 3 Sensor Hs Y 3 Jr
Class Play 3 Stage Crew l 2 3 Chasr
man of Stage Crew Z
Margaret Elszabeth Thatcher Commercsal
GleeClub2 3 Chosr2 3 Gsrls Ensemble
2 34 Gsrl Reserves 34 Lantern 3
Boosters Club l 2 3 4 Red Rectangle
l 2 Retrospect4 Secretarsal Staff 3 4
Theodore Trega-lndustrsal Arts
Sensor Hs Y 3
Conrad Vest Commercsal
nd l 2 3 Boosters Club 2
Sensor Hs Y 4 Stage Crew l 2 3
Mara Walls Specsal Course For Nurses
Retrospect 4 Lantern l 2 3 Chosr 2 3
4 Glee Club l 2 4 Boosters Club 2
Gsrl Reserves 3 4 Red Rectangle l 2 Jr
Class Play 3 Homeroom Offscer 3 Chasr
man Devotsonal Commsttee G R 4
Bettse Jo Wehner Commercsal
Boosters Club 4 Gsrl Reserves 4 Secre
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dent ot GAA Jr Class Play Entered
from Washsngton Hsgh School 4
Jack Werner lndustrsal Arts
Glee Club 2 Boosters Club l 2 3 4
Pressdent of Boosters Club 4 Vsce
Pressdent of Boosters Club3 Sensor Hs Y
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Baseball l 2 Basketball l 2 3 4 C
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Socsal Commsttee 4
June Whsteman Academsc
Red Rectangle l 2 GAA 4
Phama Wslksns Commercsal
School Councsl l 2 Boosters Club l 2
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Marcllle Wsldermuth Commercsal
Lantern 3 Glee Club l Red Rectangle
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Ruth Betty Wonser Academsc
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Band 2 3 4 Orchestra 3 4 Boo ters
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Rectangle 2 Jr Class Play 3 G A A 4
Band Pressdent 4 G R Vsce Pressdent 4
G R Psan st 3 Band Lsprarsan 3
Donald Zsmmerman lndu trsal Arts
School Councsl 3 4 Glee Club 2 Boost
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Dsrector Chasrman Stage Crew 3 P ESI
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Mrs Otto Boesel Mr Walter Bowsher Mr Harold Self Mr V P KIlIIan Mr Edwm Stroh
Mr Sanders ldle
Dear Pvt Polly
At last sprung IS here and everyone IS lookIng forward to graduatlon and
summer vacatIons Although graduatIon day wIll be a happy one we senIors
are goung to mIss school afterwards
Polly dld you ever really stop to thlnk what an Important port our Board
of Educatuon has played In the pleosant memorIes well always chensh of
hIgh school lIfe9 Wuthout theIr foreslght many of our school actIvItIes would
hove been Imposslble
All the boord members take tnme from theIr regular dutIes to make our
school lIfe mean more to us Mr Sanders Idle presIdent IS a former prIncIpal
of Blume Mr Bowsher vIce presIdent IS dIstrIct ogent for the Horfna Po nt
Company M Stroh clerk of the board IS cashner of a bank Mrs Boesel IS
the mother of two sons ID SLFVIC9 and onother who IS a prosecutnng attorney
Mr KIllIon IS an cIrchItect ond englneer and Mr SeItz IS o grocer They
certaInly must hove the Interests of the youth of th communnty at heart
because ll1CIf fInoncIal reward doesnt pay for the hours they spend
l Il wnte more school news later
PRINCIPAL AND SUPERINTENDENT
M Drummond our
superuntendent ss always
ready to help pupils and
faculty with any problem
they wush to talk over wuth
hum He manages the In
numerable large and small
tasks that fall to a super
nntendent wnth equal eff:
We hope Mr Conrad has
enjoyed has flrst year at
Blume half as much as
we ve engoyed having hum
Has guudance and leader
shlp coupled wlth hls un
fallunq good humor have
made hum a valuable adds
Mr lrvm Conrad Mr G D Drummond
Miss Hulda Helmlmger
tuon to Blume
Thus ss Hulda s thurd year
as our school secretary
and each year we reallze
more gust how lnwaluable
she as to all of us She s
just as cap ole now as she
was your class secretary
SOCIAL STUDIES Miss E Roeder Mrs C Miller Mr I Conrad
COMMUNICATIONS MISSV Mallory MissA Hunt Miss N Whitmore
COMMERCIAL Miss K Daugherty MissM Barr Mr L Taylor
Dea r La rry,
Lots of new faces have been
added to our faculty since you
graduated, but some you'll find as
familiar as a treasured book.
Miss Roeder teaches social
studies and general math All
G R s owe her a debt of gratitude
for her fine work as G R adviser
Of course you remember Mrs
Miller Her name is firmly linked
with the story of Blume s progress
as our Dean of Girls and Senior
Class Adviser Our new principal
is Mr Conrad who also teaches
social studies He has an A B
from Bluffton and an M A from
Miss Mallory teaches Latin and
English and is the adviser of both
Lantern and Retrospect Miss
Hunt heads the English depart
ment and is the dynamic coach of
our class plays Miss Whitmore is
a welcome newcomer to the
English department this year She
has an M A from Ohio State and
an A B from Denison
Miss Daugherty and M ss Barr
are the two new commercial
teachers Miss Daugherty has an
A B and a B S in educa non
from Ohio State Miss Barr adds
glamor to shorthand with her
southern accent She has an A B
from Bowling Green in Kentucky
Mr Taylor is still trying to sell
everything from a good idea to a
season ticket' I-le s teaching dns
tributive education this year be
sides participating in a dozen
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c her graduates remember
Coach Schafer as a fruend
whether un gym classes alge
bra soc al studues or some of
the sports actuvutues Thus year
as dean of boys he has helped
even more students Maybe
some of you already know Muss
Lannung who us now our gurls
physucal educatuon unstructor
She has auded us un realuzung
one of our treasured dreams by
actually organuzung a Gurls
Athletuc Assocuatuon She has
an A B from Ohuo Northern
Whenever vocal and unstru
mental musuc are used on our
programs Muss Wulluams
there helpung out The delught
ful performances guven at the
Sprung Musucal were proof of
her hard work Mr Parks us
hus competent leadershup of the
school band He has many
musucal abulutues but we luke
best to hear hum play Nola
on the puano
Muss Culleton us the elementary
school pruncupal and teaches
Englush classes un the Junuor
Hugh She hasa B S degree un
educatuon from Ohuo Northern
Before comung to Blume Muss
Knatz taught at Second Ward
Shes now teachung math
socual studues and physucal
educatuon She earned her
B S un educatuon at Bowlung
Green Mrs Stroh came from
Wulluamson and us now teachung
uence She has a B S
educatuon from Ohuo State
PHYSICAL EDUCATION Coach Schafer
MUSIC Mr Parks Muss Wulluams
JUNIOR HIGH Muss Knatz Mrs Stroh
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gvlath Science and Agriculture Mr Kuhlman Mr Foster Mr Hartup Mr
Home Economics Miss Whipple Miss Metzger
Industrial Arts Mr Skomp Mr Beckwith Miss McCullough
Mr. Kuhlman teaches math,
has an A. B, from Ohio State,
and is Sr. Hi-Y adviser. Mr.
Foster is now teaching science
and biology. He's also Jr. Hi-Y
adviser, assistant coach, and a
famous interlocuter No one
can ever forget Mr Stultzs
good humorll What would
chemistry and physics lab be
without him? Mr Hartup has
started a Young Men s Farming
Club and under his supervision
the farm shop has been com
This year Miss Metzger is
teaching vocational home eco
nomics in the senior high
school This means that under
her guidance students carry on
home projects and she will be
on the job eleven months of
the year Miss Whipple is
freshman home economics in
structor and is also cafeteria
supervisor She has a B S in
education from Ohio State
This is her first year of teach
seem just the same to you
with his keen wit in the pink of
condition Besides his metal
work drawing auto mechanics
he had radio and photography
classes Mr Skomp has charge
of advanced drawing wood
work and printing Miss Mc
Cullough who teaches art
classes at Blume has her B S
degree from Ohio State You
can recognize her students by
their bright colored fingers
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Trees Cerelyn Mexson Sec
C Mexson Ser Dar R Guerlfmert Pres O McCllntock J Woolf V Pres W Sclwmeltz Ser Dnr K Unch Pres
Sec Trees M Wellington Trees L Viet Sec
S Bennoront Sec Trees M Brown Pres J Frezaer M Preser Sec Trees J Perleffe Pres V Ruc ert
V Pres G Adems Ser Dir Ser Dnr
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TOP ROW R Gehrluck L Glerhart R Glerhart A Gustafson B Hague
SECOND ROW V Haman B Hartup J Harrod K Howvsher N Hemmer
THIRD ROW J Howe A Koh M Katter B Katterhenry J Kent
FOURTH ROW M Kock H Lauer M Longsworth C Maxson O McCllntock
BOTTOM ROW C Metzger M Mougy M Myers M Werner Mass Lannnng
We are known to be the home room that has the most fun especially
durlng our home room programs We play such games as Truth and Conse
quences or volley and klckball un the gym Sometimes we go to the band
room and have a musical amateur hour n whnch every one takes part We ve
had two partues one at Chrnstmas time and the other on Valentnne s Day
Our home room was lOOO6 In the Jr Red Cross Drive lOO06 In the T B
Sale and lOO96 In the War Fund Drives We thlnk that s a pretty good record
Just before the Home Commg Game our artnsts Carolyn Maxson Carol
Metzger and Mary Lou Mougey decorated our room wuth pnctures of the
queen and made It so attractive that every one was curuous to see the dusplay
Mary Jo Werner secretary of the School Councnl ns our representatave In
Miss Lannung us our teacher She as loads of fun and has taught us many
games as she us also the gym teacher
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SchmaltzA Schuler DSchuItz M Walker P Weber M
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SECOND ROW l Slattery R FOURTH ROW D Werllng M
Stroh B Taylor Wuntzer J Woolf
BOTTOM ROW S Young Mlss
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Where are those snapshots l was supposed to send you? Well nt s l ke
thus Mass Mallory my home room teacher IS nn cnarge of the Retro She
has asked for all snapshots that could be used un the Retrospect to be given
to her so l gave her those l knew you wouldn t mind
Loss Vent ss our School Councsl representatlve
Gosh but you should be In Room 6 nov You never thought so much
could go on un one lnttle room ln ,our lrfe At Chrlstmas trme we wrote letters
to Santa Claus and read them aloud an class You should have heard some of
those letters' l m sure you would have enloyed them as we dld
At mornlngs and noons before the tardy bell we have duscusszons or study
Sometnmes on Fridays we have discussions about manners that boys and gurls
should practice besides the usual contests and games
If you ever want to leave anythlng for safe keeping Room 6 as the place
It s a small roam but nt holds a great deal No klddlng' Room 61s favored
by all Come an when you are back on furlough
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TOP ROW G Adams G
ny M Benzunq L
Blnkley P Blnkley
SECOND ROW D Butters
S Bonnoront A Botklns
D Bowman M Brackney
Home Room 5 you know used to be Mr
Jones home room but snnce he left us last
year It has been transferred to the charge of
Mr Kuhlman the new math teacher
We are represented In many organlzatuons
by the students In our home room such as
Assembly Committee Mary Ellen Brown
and Jlm Frazier
F F A Reporter Tom Brandt
G A A News Editor Mary Ellen Brow
Band Reporter Shvrley BOHHOFOUT
Lantern Duck Batters Edltor Mary Ellen
Brown Asst Edntor and Shirley
We ve had such good tlmes In Our bOI't1e
room thus year We ve had point DVOQVOVTTS Wlfb
orngnnal programs an our rooms such as a farm
auctron sale an whuch every one was a farm
nmplement and we would bud tor hxm We
certaunly dad enjoy th s game
At Chrvstmas time we had a party and had
:ce cream cookues and candy and belueve me
ments taste good' A commuttee ot three was
pncked to plan tor each of our home room pro
grams that ns three dutterent persons for
dutterent programs They really dld a tune
lob of lt
Well Duck l thunk I ve told you evervthnng
you ve been askung about In your letters so
goodnught and pleasant dreams
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M Brown W Brown J
Burden C Copeland
FOURTH ROW D
Crusue J Davus l Doble
BOTTOM ROW F
reyer B Fr: z
TOP ROW M Killian L
Kohler P Kontner C
Lenhart J Lament
SECOND ROW R Mark
er C Mertz D Omlor
J Parlette F Pepple
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Well here I am a gunior in high school
already How time does fly'
Metzger is in charge She s the home econom
ics teacher you know
We re represented in many organizations by
students in this home room We have mem
bers in Sr Hi Y Girl Reserves Glee Club
Choir Mechanical Corps Lantern Boosters
Club Orchestra and Band not to forget the
When we start to do something in this
home room we do it thoroughly For instance
we were the first home room to be IOOM in
the sale of war bonds and stamps I think
that s something to be proud of don t you?
of the movab e cha rs and tables we have in
vited the three other lun or home rooms down
for several programs Then we really do have
Oh I forgot to tell you that we are repre
sented in School Council by Mark Killian and
he is doing Q swell pob
I guess that s all for now but do come an
see us when you get home
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Schneider M Shaw H
Sholler S Schuler Miss
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I. Froncis ..,..,. .,....... V ice President
G. Holi ...,...,,. .................... P resident
P. Streiglfit ....... ...... S ecretory-Treosurer
B. Leitz .......,...,.c.,.. .............. P resident
T. Mullehollond ......,.....c.ss Vice President
GA Link c..,..... ....Y,s.s,....,,.. S ervice Director
M, Niemeyer ............ Secretory-Treasurer
R. Cozod .....,s
M, Doorley ..,.., ...,,.
J. Butcher ,,,c.
J. Corter .....
R, Uriclfi s,.,,,ss,., ...,... S ervice Director
J, Wehner .....,..,,s...w,..ssw.,,.s Vice President
J, Stinebopgh .,,.s,.,.,s, Secretory-Treosurer
R. Schurnon ,.,,.,. ..w.s,,......c,,, P resident
TOP ROW D Alstatee
N Beech R Benny J
Berry M Brandt
SECOND ROW D Brau
txgam E Brookhart B
THIRD Row w comp
bell J Carter B Ches
Brough B cook B cole 'K'
Thus year lm ln Home Room 8 and very
proud of nt It nsn t the Latln room as It used
to be but It stall has the picture ot Roman
ru ns hangung In front
Our teacher as Mass Daugherty At noons
she opens our roorn so that we can play check
ers and other games ln there As a group we
have a lot of fun and our tavorlte home room
programs are Truth or Consequences must
cal programs and amateur hours
Joe Carter ns our School Council member
and Rnch Cozad represents us on the Lantern
and on the Assembly Commuttee Many other
organlzatnons are represented In our room
and we are very proud of our athletes John
Butcher and Rach Cozad Both of these boys
were on the basketball varsnty team and
Johnny Butcher was seen on the football fueld
playlng wnth the best of them
Gotta go now
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land R Cozad K Crusle
I Davis R Davzson
FIFTH ROW G DeLong
N Dnelman M Doorle
R Engel L Eversman
BOTTOM ROW N Fnsh
er Mass Daugherty
TOP ROW C Ruck M
S nell T Schnell R
Schumann D Scott
SECOND ROW W Selov
er E Shockey J Smuth
B Stevenson J Stme
My home room rs l3, the same one you had
when you were a sophomore Yes, we stall have
lust as much fun an there as you dld, and Mr'
Taylor IS stall In charge
Durmg the ten mlnute home room pernod
we tell stones and have duscussuons Mr Taylor
also taught us how to play chess We can only
play at noons and sometnmes Sth perlods ln
order to do so, we have to sign up and walt
We lnstened to the World Senes when they
were on over the radio Mr Taylor would tell
THIRD ROW J Stoll P
Tnmmerman R Trego G
Truesdale R Unch
FOURTH ROW W Wah
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J Wmget B Wolfe
BOTTOM ROW J De
Camp L Zwrebel M
us dstferent facts about baseball
Jocelyn Stoll organuzed a sales tax race, and
we are uslng the money to buy something for
Ralph Schumann IS our School Councrl
Doc Unch and Johnny Wehner represent us
on both the varsity basketball and football
teams They are both plenty good 'I hey were
probably just luttle squirts the last tlme you
saw them, but you should see them now'
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Francis Y Gross G Hall
SECOND ROW T Hart
man E Harvey I Hem
mert H I-'alty P Howard
THIRD ROW P Howard
W Hotchkm E Hughes
R Ingledue A Kahn
In your last letter you asked me how I llked
hugh chool by now I thunk at s tops
I m an Home Room I4 Miss Whntmore one
of the new teachers IS In charge She IS very
nlce and really keeps our room looknng neat
She even has flowers at the wnndow
Srnce I m a sophomore I belong to the Red
has all the otfncers In nt' Irene Francis ns the
And would you belneve It our roorn
Ree Ingledue as vnce presldent
Harvey secretary and Patty
Geneo Hall IS a member of the varsity
basketball and football team
We ve had some good home room programs
too thxs year Once every one played the game
ot hls chouce and It really worked out swell
Other tumes we ve had musucal programs
Truth and Consequences and just counhng
sales tax stamps Whatever we do we always
Come home soon
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Keller A Koch D Koch
FIFTH ROW C Kreutzer
V Lannnng J Kuhns P
Strenght Mass Whitmore
TOP ROW N LaPole B Lletz
G Lvnk D Locke J Lunz
SECOND ROW W Marker W
Mayer B Meeker C Metzger
THIRD ROW E McClmtock J
Muller R Muller T Mulholland
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l ve been thnnkmg about you qunte a but so l
thought thus would be a good tnme to let you
know about some of the thlngs that l have been
dolng at school
The physucs laboratory ns now my home
room Mr Hartup, the agricultural teacher IS
We have quite a few outstandung members
of our class In here For Instance, Bob Leltz ns
presudent of Junlor H: Y and represents us on
the School Council He also played on the
football and basketball squads and IS a mem
ber of the stage crew
FOURTH ROM! M Nlemeyer
L Omlor D Pnesar H Prueter
FIFTH ROW D Rldenour J
Rndenour D Roedlger D Muller
BOTTOM ROW Mr Hartup
Carl Metzger was on the football team and
he too ns a member of the stage crew
Mlke Marker as another who played on the
football and basketball teams
Dan Muller was the football manager and
Eugene McClintock was basketball manager
There are also quite a few band members ln
our class Norma LaPole and Goldie Lsnk are
two of the band majorettes so you see we are
lt's about time for the bell, and l must look
at thas geometry
l hope you get a leave soon
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R. Brautigam ......, .,................ P resident
B. Bitters ........... .......... S ervice Director
B. Bailey .,.,... Secretary-Treasurer
D. McKeever ...... ..................,.. P resident
B. Seitz .......,.. Secretary-Treasurer
M. J. Maxson ......, .......... V ice President
D. orphan ......
M. Hartup ...,............................ President
K. Kah .......,...,. ......
P. Holtzapple ......
G, Vetters ........ ............ V ice President
S. Yocum ...... ...... S ecretary-Treasurer
D. Shank ....... ....... S ervice Director
Tl-lllzo Row D Campbell M ""
Campbell D Chapman
Clum N Codllng .,,
FOURTH ROW G Copeland
L Copeland E Crow K Erb
BOTTOM ROW Don Frame R
Gesler MISS Roeder
l-low do you llke the Navy by now? I haven t
wrltten you many letters so I thought lt was
about tlme I started
Lots of tlmes I ve wlshed that I could be ln
your place but Ive four more years ot hlgh
school to go and probably the war wlll be over
by then At least I can help out the man power
shortage by worklng at the store
Shall I tell you about my hlgh school llte9
My home room IS 23 The soclal studles
teacher MISS Roeder IS ln charge and we Ilke
her a lot
TOP ROW N Abbott B Bally
S Bally B Basll N Blnkley
SECOND ROW B Bltters K
Brandt R Brautlgam D Bryan
Our School Councll represerltatlve IS Kathryn
Brandt She IS also presldent of the Green
Trlangle and plays the plano for assembly
You should hear her do Hollday for STFIUQS
We sometlmes go to the band room on cer
taln Frldays when we have home room to have
muslcal programs We have a lot of good
Have to close now Mom wants me to go
I Il be seelng you
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TOP ROW M Lauer C Lee
SECOND ROW M J Maxson
D McKeever J Merkle W
Muller R Mnnnuch
THIRD ROW D Metzger H
Musser R Myers L Omler D
FOURTH ROW J Plavoet E
Preasar J Rostorfer P Ros
torfer D Schumann
FIFTH ROW E Schumann S
Schultz D Schwer J Schwer
LAST ROW J Seutz B Selover
l rn wrutnng thus durnng home room penod
We usually have a drscussron during thus ten
mlnute perlod but today everyone as worklng
so I thought I d fake time out to wrnte
Home Room 24 IS a large pleasant room
whach IS always very neat Miss Hunt usually
has some plants on her desk or on the window
We have a lot of fun In home room on Fra
days when we have programs One time In the
fall we played touch football outsude, even the
gurls took part We stall haven't fugured out
how they played the game, "TalI4nng Wnth The
Spurnts whuch was a part of another good
On Tuesday the Freshmen buy war stamps
We have been donng falrly well an thus Cam
palgn but our biggest trouble IS forgettung to
bring our money'
Dan McKeever ns our School Councnl repre
sentatlve He also recelved has letter for foot
ball thus year and we belreve he wnll be one of
our best players nn the future
When our school played football wlth St
Marys, our home room was IOOCO nn attend
ance at the game
Be seenng you,
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SECOND ROW M Hartup M
Hover M Hengstler N Hollen
backer P Holtzopple
Thus as the frrst chance I ve had to wrnte you
smce I receuved your letter You asked me
how I Ilked my home room Well we thunk
Home Room 32 ns one of the best Mr Stultz
who ns In charge IS swell We lake to get hum
started telling jokes because he knows lots of
Queenue Koh us our School Councul repre
sentatuve and Betty Knerr represents the gurls
un our room by octmg as secretary to the Green
THIRD ROW R Howard W
Howell R Johnson K Kah I
FOURTH ROW J Kentner N
K I er A Knser B Knerr D
LAST ROW E Knoch D Lam
me-rs E Lambert
Triangle Club Mary Hartup who plays o
clarlnet ns our only band member Jack Harrod
was a member of the freshman basketball
On certann Frndays we have home room pro
grams Truth and Consequences as one of
the many games we play
I hate to end thus letter Gunny but Ive
lessons wartnng for me I hope to see you soon
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Snmpkms C Slattery R Spaud
SECOND ROW R Stlmmel T
Surles M Taylor M Tester Z
I just had to wrute and tell you how much
fun I m having an hugh school since Ive be
come a freshman especially un Home Room 34
Mr Foster ns our teacher You probably know
he also teaches general scuence and blology
Our home room as gust full of bzologucal charts
stuffed anumols, and other unterestnng exhlblts
There s even a skeleton named George
Blame Wnlluams sells defense stamps every
Tuesday George Vetters us our representatnve
THIRD ROW H Vorhees
Wahrer D Walls H Weber
FOURTH ROW R Wllges
Wnlls B Wlllnams S Yocum
LAST ROW M Zwnebel M
to the School Councul On Thursday he glves a
complete report of the Council meetings
March I4 we had a blrthday party for Mr
Foster Our home room bought hum 0 bullfold
and had :ce cream cake and candy for re
freshments Afterwards we played games
Once nn a whale Mr Foster wall read us stor
nes from a favorite book of has They re very
funny and we all enjoy them
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TOP T McKeever D Pope N Frame K l-larrod
BOTTOM L Mathews M Archer B Ruck J Palnter
Aprnl l3 l944
You asked me to descrrbe the set up we use In our Junxor Hugh School
Councnl I talked nt over with Mass Culleton and here are the facts we thunk
you ll want to know
Ever slnce our seventh and eighth grades have been at Blume adjustment
to hugh school llfe has been alded through student teacher dlscussuons un our
Two rcpresentatlves are elected by their classmates from each of our home
rooms We have our own regular meetmgs and we also send two students
from our council to the senior hugh group
You d be surpnsed to see how serlously and thoughtfully we carry on
busmess When you next see us well be such gentlemen and ladnes that
you ll hardly recognlze us
Our crowded school condutnons cause traffnc to be our chief concern Many
otherproblems brought up tor duscusslon prove the worth of our organization
many tumes over We hope your plans work out as well as ours have
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TOP ROW J Frazler D Mulholland B Fnebelkorn F Flscher B Dardlo R Corner T Mul
SECOND ROW C Frazler W Copeland B Muller B Ankerman T Maxson B Gustafson
M Dlngledme T Erb K Harrod B Vent
THIRD ROW V Vert M Hall J Srnlth V Elsass B Hole S Homan J Butcher J Hodges
BOTTOM ROW L Erb M Archer M Cotner P Davison R Corner M Boker D Doseck P
Cole B Flsher J Berg
TOP ROW H Koch F Hengstler C Schaub J Shapple A Shaw E Kung A Lernasters
SECOND ROW D Stlles J Nleter J S autamurc P W lte S Wlnqet
THIRD ROW F Koch E Wrlght D Pope V Vclt B 4 ray L Wcbster M Stevenson
B TTOM ROW C K cn D Morey T Marlfcr D Blu er P Sl ll T Marker J Web r
Painter L Lette D Chlcs D We
TOP ROW N Coon C Copeland N Frame D Herron J Rogers W Eversman R Altenburger
MIDDLE ROW D Kah M Boyer J Knoch D Gephart B l-lemmer M Dnngledlne E Heng
stler A Frame J Chapman
BOTTOM ROW Mrs Stroh C Meeker L Lumbert P Delong J Krueger L August L
Mathews D Hawkey L House M Althotf
TOP ROW J Mougey T McKeever J Wolfe R Baker E Kohler J Rogers E Taylor J Shank
MIDDLE ROW Mrss Kraatz F Wellman D Katterhenry J Taylor R Van Sklver T Ptennung
J Remke C Presar J Maxson N Rohrbaugh
BOTTOM ROW V Webb A Mulholland D Metzger J lngledue B Ruck L Schwer S Spees
D Schlerholt R Welsslmg A Sammetlnger 47
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BACK ROW D Butters K Koh D McKeever R Schumann G Vetters M Kvllxon
SECOND ROW B Knauss P Streught L Vlet K Brandt J Carter B Lletz
FRONT ROW R Colvin Mrs Muller M Werner Sec D Zimmerman Pres V Malueg
Thus has been a very octave year for the
School Council and two amendments have been
added to the constntutuon whmch wall make the
group more representative Now each class
wall send eight representatnves rnstead of the
onglnol four The president wrll be elected by
the student body from the snxteen lunuor and
sensor members un the sprung
We have purchased a beautnful new service
flag to replace our old one Our dance was the
tnrst of nts kind ever to be held at Blume It
was a Sock Hop and novelty dances without
shoes really put the evennng on the calendar
as one to be remembered
Through a jount meeting of the Councll and
he Assembly Committee the dnfferences that
exlsted last sprung were ironed out
l wish you were here to help solve some ot
the other problems traftuc cleonllness of the
bunldmg and personal conduct Believe me
complete cooperation ns essential an our
crowded quarters and nt ns toward thot end
otr School Council ms constantly workung
Write and tell me all the news you want to
know and I ll try to answer
We know that you still see the Lantern once
in a while when you get a copy of the Daily
News We hope you enjoy news about doings
If you would ask a Lantern staff member
about the paper this year he would first tell
you we are out of debt This debt started back
when you were in school and each new staff
inherited a debt By giving several dances the
l943 44 staff made enough to pay off the
accumulated debt We have even been able to
publish a few pictures
We had the night of our publication in the
Daily News changed from Wednesday to
Monday This is a much better date because
the news is more up to date
The staff meets Monday fifth period in
Room 6 Smaller groups work on other days
setting up the paper for publication and
We have conducted a questionnaire to dis
cover what both adults and students want in
the paper and tried to plan our material
TOP ROW Miss Mallory B Lietz A Kahn J Stoll R Cozad M Stroh V Rickert S Shuler
BOTTOM ROW L Shank S Bonnoront M Bahler J Frazier R Butt rs Ed M E Bro n
Asst Ed W Hartup
SS BLY CllMlVlITTEE
TOP ROW R Cozad M Kotter G Hall N Bunkl y
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grams for the student body the Assembly
Commnttee has undertaken many other actuvn
tnes thus year
The curtains an the gym whuch had been
ordered were paid for and hung so that movnes
could be shown at school After the furst movle
was shown nt was dascovered that a new pscture
machane was needed so the Assembly Com
mnttee offered to ranse the money to buy lt for
Every Wednesday flfth penod the twelve
students and three faculty members meer In
Room 34 and discuss and plan programs The
faculty advisers are Muss Roeder Moss Metz
ger and Mr Foster Of the twelve members
all four classes were equally represented with
three people from each class Theur offucers
Marvun Katter presudent
Clarajean Brookhart vrce presldent
Jam Frazuer secretary
Each member of the commlttee IS respon
snble for one assembly during the year, so wuth
a few extras the year s program has been quite
full l can t tell you about every program but
several have been exceptuonally good
lhe admussuon from the sax movles shown
durnng the year helped pay for our new pro
lector Altogether tt has been a successful
l guess it's about time l'm writing you, isn't
it? But this time l've really something good
to tell you. Today after the Girl Reserve meet-
ing, l started thinking back over the other
programs we've had this year. The first thing
that came to my mind was the time when Rev.
Herd gave us a talk on "Boy and Girl Friend-
ships." He gave us some very good points to
follow. Jane, l'll just never forget the day
when we celebrated the birthdays of all girls
who had had a birthday since school started.
That was November l6. We had fun guessing
their ages and listening to them tell why they
were such beautiful babies.
ln cooperation with the Hi-Y, we held a
"Swing Shift" dance in the gym on a Friday
night March I7 Since it was a defense dance
it was only right that we charge defense
stamps for admission. Everyone dressed prop-
erly, too. We girls wore slacks or printed
dresses and the boys wore overalls. We even
brought sack lunches.
This year for the first time the Girl Reserve
Club has joined the District YWCA, and the
three clubs, Red Triangle, Green Triangle and
the G. R. have affiliated.
I can't help thinking that these wonderful
things we have accomplished this year would
not have been possible without the helpful
guidance of our adviser, Miss Roeder.
Heavens! lt's past my bed timel l'll have
to quit so I can get up in time for school
Always thinking of you,
TOP ROW M Walls M J Werner S Bonnoront M FIFTH ROW Miss Roeder C Metzger J Rypkema M
Brown V Rickert Howell E Killian B Knauss E Metzger C Doseck E
SECOND ROW M Bal-,ler B Wehne, J 5,dey A Doseck A Lusk B Kohler
Wintzer H Lauer J Parlette N Hemmer BOTTOM ROW G Ruck G Haman A Streight N Abe
Ti-iiizo Row c Kentner J Woolf J shusfer M R Wfmsof V Pres V Melueg Dfes B Kaffe' SEC
Mougey M Shaw M Presar J Schneider A Gustafson E Ankefmon V905 R Hofshbmgef J D'll S DOWS
J Harrod A Erb A Bowsher
FOURTH ROW R Taylor J Kohler M Walker C
Maxson C Knierim J Whiteman G Buddemeyer M
McCormick P Irish M Benny
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E Kentner D Fisher W Brown
SECOND ROW W Schmaltz J Viet B Seitz D Kantner F Pepple J Werner J Lament K
Urich J Howe Mr Kuhlman
BOTTOM ROW B Disney A Schuler L Kohler C Newland R Mertz S Maxson J Emerich
M Wellington R Gierhart R Gehrlich
Dear G. l.
l m now in the Sr. Hi-Y! You probably
know a little about it, maybe you were in it.
It you were, you will remember all of the good
times you had at the parties and meetings.
The Sr. Hi-Y has plenty of fun together, but
it is a group of junior and senior boys working
together to "create, maintain, and extend
throughout the school and community high
standards of Christian character." The Sr.
Hi-Y works at its creed, and many of its
meetings deal with religion. Many ofthe local
ministers gave us some very interesting talks.
Reverend Weissling gave an outstanding talk
Together with the G. R. we gave a Swing
Shift Dance that was not designed to make
money but to increase the sale of war stamps.
Another outstanding social event was a hay
ride and party at Johnny Emrick's house.
This year we have a new adviser. He is Mr.
Kuhlman, our math. teacher. Our officers are
Ralph Mertz, president, Chuck Newland, vice-
president, and Stan Maxson, secretary-
Altogether l'm very enthusiastic about the
club and had to let you know l was a member.
lt's a swell bunch!
March I5 1944
I m sneaking a few minutes from study hall to wrlte to you Flrst thang
want to tell you IS how much I enjoy HI Y too
You remember I was elected to the club at the begmnlng of my freshman
year and I was very proud By bemg In the Jr H: Y I wlll automatucally be
come a member of the Sr Hu Y next year Our motto and creed are the same
as thelrs and our purpose IS to make boys better cntlzens and Chrustnans
Durlng Lent we attended church servlces wlth the Sr Ho Y and local mnnlsters
were our guest speakers throughout the year
We gave a party for the members of the Red Rectangle Club and later
the two clubs sponsored a Sadse Hawkms Dance
Hafey Leltz s brother Bob ns our president and he surely IS a good one
Johnny Wehner IS our vuce presuclent and Ralph Schumann who us a so
followung has brother s footsteps as our secretary treasurer Mr Foster who
acts as our advuser has done much to make the year a success
I meant to gave you more news but I got started on the Jr Hn Y an
couldn t stop so I ll have to add the rest later
TOP ROW B Seltz C Slattery T Schnell M Marker H Hrlty D Unch G Hall J Wehner
R Cozad J Stmebaugh
BOTTOM ROW Mr Foster J Butcher E Knoch D Bryan R Schumann N Abbott W Howell
D Frame M Zwuebel
TOP ROW J Kuhns B Wolfe V Lannlng L Eversman THIRD ROW G DeLong J Hangen J Stoll A Kahn
P Howard Mlss Whitmore P Rausch J Lunz D J Smlth J Berry B Chesbrough H Prueter M Nle
Montgomery N LaPole M Myers R Benny M Freyer meyer N Dnelman I Davns
SECOND ROW K Crusne C Krentzer W Wahrer M BOTTOM ROW M Schnell B Eversman E Hughes M
Brandt E Brookhart B Meeker E Keller C Ruck J Doorley E Harvey l Frances P Strenght B Shnerholt
DeCamp E Copeland N Fusher J Wlnget C Pester
Remember when you were a sensor and the
freshman gurls started a club of theur own?
They called nt the Red Rectangle and then
made nt a sophomore club the next year, be
cause they couldn t get In the G R We are
nowa part of the G R and the Y W C A
We started the year out wuth a bang by
beatmg the Jr H: Y In a contest sellmg foot
ball season tlckets Because they were beaten
so badly the boys entertained us wlth a
Hallowe en party
Our dance thus year was o Sadve Hawkins
or Leap Year dance and the girls took the boys
Norma LaPole and Geneo Hall were elected to
represent Daisy Mae and Llttle Abner
Our parties were fun but we had some
serious programs too Durmg Lent we attended
the various churches In a group
Mass Neva Whvtmore IS our adviser, and In
workmg wnth our offucers she does a fme job
Irene Francns IS our presldent Marne lngledue
vuce presudent Elnzabeth Harvey, secretary
and Patty Streught treasurer
Next year l ll be an G R but lve had a
wonderful year an Red Rectangle I wlsh you
could be here to share the good tumes we used
to have together Untul then goodbye and take
good care of yourself
Remember the last time I wrote you how disappointed the freshman girls
were because they didn't have a club? lt seemed that everyone else had a
club, but we were left out in the cold, We decided to do something about it
and we've been working on it ever since. At the beginning of the second
semester we got our constitution and thus the Green Triangle was established.
Our officers are Kathryn Brandt, president, Mary Jane Maxson, vice-
president, Betty Knerr, secretary, and Donna Shank, treasurer. Miss Barr is
The three clubs, the G. R., the Red Rectangle, and the Green Triangle are
all a branch of the Y. W. C. A. and we have the same constitution. All the
officers meet together once a month and we had one joint meeting of all the
We ve had only o few programs so for but they were all good Once we
went down to the gym where Mr Conrad gave an interesting talk Another
of our favorite programs was a musical given by Bob Miller who can really
swing out on his trumpet and our bandleader Mr Parks
We hope to make the Green Triangle a club the school can be proud of
TOP ROW l Katter M Bowsher S Stultz R Meyers M Hengstler J Merkle M Hover
R Stimmel S Yocum D Orphal B Bailey
SECOND ROW M Campbell B Batters E Presor M Hartup S Bailey M Stiles R Spaid D
Shank K Kah R Minnich D Walls M Lauer L Copeland C Lee
BOTTOM ROW M Wills B Basil R Wehner E Lambert B Knerr Z Vent M Maxon M
Tester K Brandt E Crow A Burden Miss Barr
TOP ROW L Eversman W Wahrer E Hughes J Kentner M Lauer R Stummel M Hengtler
M Stules M Walls M Benny G Ballweg B Basul B Scheurholt
SECOND ROW B Bauley D Larnmers K Kah E Crow D Walls R Munnuch J Platvoet D
Knoch M Tester H Grumes S Yocum S Bauley I Katter M Brackney M Meyers B Brown
THIRD ROW E Harvey M Walls M Longsworth V Haman G Ruck J Merkle C Ruck
S Freyer D Schuman M Hartup M Schnell M J Maxson M Freyer Y Gross G Bush
J Wunget E Schumann
FOURTH ROW G Wahrer J Parlette R Benny E Metzger L Burden C Kneurum P Woolf
J Kuhns J Davus M Platevoet M Bowslruer S Schultz D Shank R Wehner
BOTTOM ROW L Knatz M Brandt E Copeland W Metz C Kentner Muss Wulluams R
l ve just a munute to wrute you before l go to Glee Club Thus year the
gurls meet on Monday and the boys meet on Tuesday tufth peruod There
are about 80 members un the clubs combuned Muss Wulluams durects both
of the clubs whuch makes them good you remember Muss Wulluams'
Our only publuc appearance was when we sang for the Sprung Musucal
held Aprul 13 and l4 Both clubs dud tune work and gave evudence of the
tume spent un practuce The gurls three numbers were Beauteous Morn
German The Old Woman and the Peddler Old Englush Aur The Lord s
Prayer Malotte The bays numbers were The Peasant and '-lus Oxen
Smuth Ashenbrenner Ole P-rks a moverun Carn
IOP ROW D Frame D Keufer G Bauley J Carter Kuber
MIDDLE ROW A Swunk B Hartup D Koch B Cook J Frazuer R Cozad G Vetters J Howe
BOTTOM ROW D Lock D Scott l Hemmert R Schumann Muss Wulluams L Shank J
Butcher M Wellungton J Herrod
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Our choir this year directed by Miss Elma
Williams has made great progress toward
developing the qualities that are necessary tor
good choral singing With only one period a
week tor practice you know that the time has
to be used to its best advantage in order that
we may be prepared tor the Spring Musical and
Baccalaureate The numbers we sang for the
Musical were The Ash Grove which is an old
Welsh Air arranged by Gordon Jacobs Pro
Iogue by Wil-iam Schumann which is set to a
poem by Genevieve Taggard Lost an the Night
by F Melius Christian en My God and I a
Latvian spiritual arranged by I B Sergie
Those who graduate this year are Mara
Walls, Lois Shank, Trudy Ballweg, Jacquie
Kohler Donna Spurlock Lois Burden Carol
Kentner Mathilda Benny Marlorie Jackson
Jane Dill Lura Mae Knatz Carolyn Brautigam
Anna Jean Lusk Betty Taylor Ruth Betty
VVonser Chuck Newland and Art Swink
We re going to miss the seniors but there
are still lots at undergraduates who will make
Miss Will ams proud other choir next year
l d better sign Ott for now or l never will
get my newspaper read for social studies to
morrow We re go ng to have another ot those
dreaded oral quizzes again
TOP ROW K Brandt B Chesbrough J Mller G
H man D Shank J Berry D Kefer G Bailey M
Hartup M Brandt E Hughes E Harvey M J Maxson
J Stoll S Yocum
SECOND ROW E Crow W Wahrer J Kuhns B Wolfe
D Locke C Newland D Frame Miss Williams R Cozad
J Larrent A Swink N Fisher E Brookhart M Schnell
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THIRD ROW G Ruck S Shuler O McClintock A
Wintzer J Howe W Hartup B Cook R Schumann
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BOTTOM ROW L Burden R B Wonsor L Spurlock
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I don't remember just how much of Blume you saw while you were here
visiting me, but did you ever happen to be in the vicinity of the Band Room
during the fourth period on Tuesdays or Thursdays? If you were, you no
doubt heard a voice pleading for "quiet please, so the strings can tune!"
Then when the strings were finally tuned, the Blume High Orchestra, under
the capable direction of Miss Elma Williams settled down to practice for the
Junior Class Play Senior Class Play or the Sprung Musical whichever hap
pened to be coming up at the time
Between numbers such as Deep Purple Lyric Overture and various
marches including Stars and Stripes Forever you might have heard the
students and Miss Williams discussing the relative merits of contemporary
musicians and symphonies
Those who heard good musical programs let the others know about them
If Miss Williams or one of her more fortunate musicians had seen a symphony
or smaller group of musicians in action they described their experience to the
other members of the orchestra These spontaneous and unexpected dis
cussions in the midst of rehearsal stimulated interest in worthwhile music
and spread the good news of available sources for hearing such music
Well what do you know? I ve spent just enough time writing this letter
that it is actually time to go to orchestra rehearsal
Always your friend
TOP ROW L Shank J Sidey R B Wonser D Spurlock E McClintach B Chesbrough R
lngledue V Lanning M Bradnt M J Werner J Shuster
MIDDLE ROW D Shank V Rickert I Francis M Schnell M Hartup E Brookhart S
Bonnorant N Fisher B Fritz M A Praesar K Kah
BOTTOM ROW A Swank A L Gustafson C Kentner S Shuler O McCIintoch Miss Williams
D Schumann R Meyers C Ruck L Eversman
N J Lapole Goldue Llnk Shurley Yocum Januce Merkle Patty Streught
Remember when you were drum mayor and led our band un all the parades
For the past two years we have had a gurl drum major Marulyn Bahler and she
surely us tops Last year Marulyn won suxth place un a natuonal contest un
Chucago but thus year was unable to partucupate because of ullness
We have other promusung mauorettes too un tact we have fuve of them
They are all workung hard and practuce wuth Marulyn when the band meets
They are Shurley Yocum Janus Merkle Goldue Lunk Patty Streught and Norma
All of these gurls have twurled for the Rotary Club and many have per
formed for assemblues and at specual band programs Our band would lack
much of uts color uf we dudn t have these hugh steppung mauorettes
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Barley D Campbell P Rausch P Kontner I Shank
SECOND ROW N Lapole W Mayer E Shockey T
Mulholland B Butters T Maxson V Rckert R B
Wonser D Spurlack A Kahn R Schumann M J
THIRD ROW S Yocum J Berry M Brandt E Crow
B Chesbrough l Francls M Schnell B Ruck E Mc
Cluntock J Howe L Schlerholt J Stoll D Frame D
Shank G Llnk
FOURTH ROW P Strenght N Dlelman J Smith T
Surles B Fntz J Hangen J Svdey J Shuster T Katter
henry J Mougey K Brandt E Kllllan E Metzger A
Kock V Lannlng
BOTTOM ROW L M Knatz M Bahler J Ingledue
Mr Parks M Stroh M L Mougey R M lngledue V
Lannung J Carter C Lenhart V Buddemeyer
Congratulataons on your electron to the company band' Aren t you glad
now for all those hours of practnce wnth the Blume Hugh Band?
Our group us showlng Improvement thus year under the able durectuon of
Mr Parks We meet three days a week as a group and have private lessons
durlng the rest of the week
The tlrst Important event of the year was our playlng at the contest held
at the county falr lOur band was awarded first place, although we were
later dnsquallfled for playing overtime I
Durmg the football season we played and marched ln falr and ralny
weather Everyone enjoyed our formatuons especlally the airplane and V
On March 9 and IO we were able to prove that our practices were worth
whale The playing at the Band Concert offered evidence of Mr Parks
ab: lnty as a director
ln Aprnl the Band Mothers gave a banquet for us In the Home Economlcs
rooms On Apnl 25 and 26 we appeared at the Wapa Theater for a two day
In May we gave a concert and marching demonstration at Harmon Fueld
On Decoration Day we marched nn the parafle We also played for com
mencement June 2 You couldn t accuse us of belng shlrkers could you?
Do wnte to me soon
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November l9, I went to the Junior Class
Play, "Wedding Spells." lt was a howling suc-
cess, and, as you can probably guess, it was a
comedy. lt involves Steve, a young bridegroom,
who loses his memory and cannot recall the
wife he has just married. Ruth, Frances,
Angelica, and Nicky are all possibilities, so
Steve invites all of them to his house. He has
his friend Charlie propose to them all. The
one who refuses is supposed to be Steve's wife.
Billy Jay, a kleptomaniac, falsely says she is
his wife, but in the end Steve finds that Ruth is
the girl he married.
As usual Miss Hunt did an excellent lab of
directing Miss Roeder acted as business
The cast was
Steve .................................... Jack Lament
Charlie ..,...................,............. Bill Hartup
Mrs. Pettingill ..,. Alice Jeannette Wintzer
Reeves ............................ Milo Wellington
Billie Jay .................. Anna Lee Gustafson
Ruth ................................ Mary Jo Werner
Frances . .....,..
Angelica .................. Onnolee McClintock
Nicky .................................. Susan Shuler
Blake .................................,.. Mark Killian
Mrs. Jay ..............,,.......... Carolyn Maxson
Sigsbee Sullivan .............. Wilbur Schmaltz
I wish you would be home to goto the Senior
M Killian A Gustafson C Maxson W Schmoltz A Wintzer M Werner J Lament B
Hartup S Bonnoront M Wellington S Shuler O McClintock
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TOP ROW J Shuster D Spurlock J Kohler A Bowsher E Kullnan B Kock
SECOND ROW P Irlsh V Malueg S Maxson
BOTTOM ROW B Colvin M Bahler A Swank
May I I l944
Tonight and tomorrow nlght lMay ll and
l2l we re having our class play lt s a hnlaraous
three act comedy called The Home Fronters
lt concerns Herbert Potter the Inventor of a
secret weapon has wife Francme who as kept
busy with her Red Cross classes airplane
est Peggy who wants to be a Marlne and
last but not least Duane a WAC leeutenant
Duane us engaged to a buck prsvate Earl The
play Includes everythmg mystery romance
and plenty of comedy
We hope everyone wall enjoy ut The cast
and Mass Hunt have worked plenty hard at
Sorry you ll have to miss It Chum but that s
lute In these tumes'
J Emrlch J Sldey C Brookhart J Whnteman
S Here us the llst of characters
Jo Ann Sndey
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TOP ROW D Fisher C Newland pres J Werner R Mertz D Katter D Znmmerman vlce
BOTTOM ROW Mlss Metzger V Malueg R Gnerhart R B Wonser B Knauss sec J Kohler
K Brandt I Francis S Shaw
April l9 l944
You wall be interested sn a comparatlvely
new organnzatuon whnch as functlonung nn Blume
thas year The Soclal Committee has been
enlarged to Include the presndents of all the
organlzatlons of the school wlth Mass Metzger
as our adviser
We ve done several thungs to help make
those Frrdoy nlght dances more successful To
seep the clubs sponsorung the dances from
losing money because of unexperlence In order
:ng refreshments we standarduze the amount
of refreshments whlch should be ordered Then
too the organnzatlons are asked to put on
programs lsmall floor shows l during unter
mlssuon and to have more novelty dances
At our meetungs which are held every
Wednesday noon we approve requusutuons for
partnes and discuss the manners and conduct of
the student body at partles and dances
By the way ut s almost tume for a meeting
now so l d better scram or else
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TOP ROW G Barley L7 Schultz A Stelnke M Katter E Kantner R Mertz L Zwelbel
D Koch I Hemmert T Surles D Keufer
SECOND ROW Mr Hartup T Brandt A Koh C Copeland D Fnsher J Stmebaugh J
Rostorfer D Roederger H Lunz C Bowersock K Hawlsher
THIRD ROW W Hotchmson D Metzger W Muller R Brautugam R Earl B Wllluams G
Vetters L Lovell R Nnemeyer D Brautlgam C Shoffstoll
March 22 I944
lt was grand to hear from you agam after
that long silence Thus tnme l ve somethung to
wrlte about that ought really to mterest you
our Future Farmers of Amernca Its some
thlng to be proud of even If there are only
twenty seven members In our organization'
We partncupated In a county wlde Pest Hunt
whrch besides domg a lot of good furnished
maternal for many mterestlng storles to take
the place of the old moron jokes Then for a
socual project we took part In a county basket
ball tournament whrch was held In the New
Knoxvllle gymnasium All the F F A chap
ters of Auglaize County were represented We
lost to St Marys In an overtnme qame wuth the
flnal score standnng at 29 27 You should
have seen the hard game Earl Kantner played
lon the benchl I
We call the freshmen Green Hands Next
year according to our standards they wlll be
full fledged members
Our otfrcers are Delbert Fisher presndent
Jnm Stmebaugh vice pressdent Charles Cope
land secretary Alan Kah treasurer Tom
Brandt reporter and Don Roedlger watch
dog Mr Hartup as our adviser
I wlsh you could have gone wlth us on our
trap to Columbus for the state meetmg n
March But the day wlll come
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TOP ROW B Seltz R Gesler D McKeever R Guerhart T Schnell
SECOND ROW M Katter M Knlluan Mr Conrad B Lletz C Metzger
March 3l l944
Sorry I haven t wrntten sooner but wlth the mlnstrel goung on I ve been
pretty busy You see I m a member of the Mechanucal Corps formerly called
the Stage Crew It s quute an organlzatuon now, not gust a few fellows as It
was when you were here Our presudent IS Mark Kulluan, vlce presldent
Marvln Katter, secretary, Bob Leltz, and our advlser IS Mr Conrad
Besides working on scenery for the stage and runnmg the record player
for dances, we have to know how to run our l6mm Vuctor pucture projector
and the I6mm Bell and Howell camera that we purchased thus year It :sn t
an easy job to run the projector, and takes much practnce to acquure the skull
to do It
We have nme members on the crew now, and we all have to work There
can't be any fooling around, not wlth the equupment that we're ln charge of
lt's too expensive'
We also have a room from whuch to show puctures on the stage, where we
can keep our equupment In fact, I should be there rlght now checkmg
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TOP ROW W Metz M Wlldermuth G Ballweg L Knatz
MIDDLE ROW M Longswarth L Vent A Botkuns J Kohler B Wehner B Frntz C Schaub
BOTTOM ROW J Schnelder P Wulkuns V Rlckert Hulda He-lmlunger M Benzlng D Omlor
There hardly ever seems to be a tame we can go unto the office unless
we fund someone running rn asking for a ditto sheet or more typlng paper
far one of the teachers
Do you remember how much fun we had last year when wed all head
for the typnng room at once? Everyone trred hrs best to get has favorute type
writer and someone as bound to be left out Thus year we can use typewrnters
rn the office and In guidance room so that has helped
I overheard one of the teachers say the other day that her secretary
was as nmportant to her as a good meal Another sand The secretaraes are
very effucuent much of the school s success depends upon their unufled
the secretarlal staff You ll probably be Interested to know whom everyone
IS workrng for thus year Mrs Muller Mary Longsworth and Dolores Omlor
Mr Hartup Cletus Schaub Mass Metzger Wilma Metz Mr Taylor Lura
Knatz Mass Whupple CletusSchaub MussCulIetun MarcnlleWlldermuthand
Phama Wnlknns Mass Roeder Cletus Schaub Mr Skomp Gertrude Ballweg
Mr Beckwith Janice Schneuder Mass Hunt Jacqule Kohler Messrs Schafer
and Fostor Bettue Jo Wehner Mlss Mallory Loss Vert Mass Knatz Audrey
Botknn Mass Whitmore Margene Koch Offuce Vlrgunua Rnckert and Mul
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Dear Ensign Roh rbac ker,
A dream of dreams has finally come true.
We have succeeded in acquiring a G. A. A.
As you know, the G. A. A. is a club organ-
ized for all girls who are interested in athletics.
The purpose of G. A. A. is to create good
sportsmanship, scholarship, physical efficiency,
and athletic accomplishments.
Our council acts in somewhat the same
capacity as your officers and are chosen by
the members for an term of one year. Our
officers were Jacquie Kohler, president, Betty
Jo Wehner, vice-president, Patty Streight,
secretary Mary Lou Mougey treasurer Shir
Iey Shaw social chairman Mary Ellen Brown
reporter Shirley Bonnoront intramural man
ager and Miss Guinevere Lanning faculty
Our class representatives were LaDonna
Spurlock, senior, Shirley Young, junior, Gloria
DeLong, sophomore, and Mary Hartup, fresh-
We have been working hard trying to ac-
quire the l,OOO necessary points for a letter.
Several of our senior girls are anticipating G
letter by the end of this year. Several ways by
which we gain our points are monthly play
nights, noon intramurals, gym revues, and
bowling, hiking, and biking.
The G. A. A. concluded its activities for this
year with a gym revue together with the boys'
physical education classes. The gym revue
consisted of activities in which the classes have
participated during the year
After such a good beginning we re looking
forward to a very active association next year
TOP ROW R Wehner R B Wonser D Schumann J
Rypkema M Howell Q Kah H Culleton P Kontner
M Presar M Bahler H Lauer M Shaw O McClintock
M Werner A Kahn
SECOND ROW G Ruck J Woolf L Viet K Brandt
A Burden D Chapman M Fleming C Maxson C
Metzger M Rader B Katterhenry B Cole L Eversman
B Meeker P Howard N Abe
THIRD ROW S Shuler J Whiteman B Knauss E
Killian N Codling E Crow K Kah J Merkle J Se tz
M tiles I M Tester E Brookhart B Butters
I Francis J Hanqen
FOURTH RONV J Shuster J Herrod G Hamen M
Maxson A Gustafson P I h B Fr tz D Combs I
Comer N Hemmer L Schierholt M Walker S Yocum
D Orphal B Chesbrough R lngledue
FIFTH ROW V Malueg J Sidey M Laurer C Lee
Erb J Stoll E Harvey Miss Lanning L Binkley
Diehlman J Dll S Davis E Copeland N Fisher
Smith J Berry
BOTTOM ROW B Shierholt M Hartup M Wills
Spurlock S Shaw B Wehner J Kohler M Mougey
Bonnorant M Brown M Schnell V Lanning G Delong
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If you had gone past the Book Room almost
any day un March or Aprul you would have
seen a busy group of Senuors cuttung pastung
wrutung and tearung theur haurl They hadn t
really lost theur munds but were only the
Retrospect staff tryung to meet deadlunes Thus
group elected by theur classmates the year
before from a lust of recommendatuons of the
faculty worked together wuth the Photography
Club whuch took the puctures for the annual
Both groups were more than gust busy' Most of
the work was done durung theur study hall
peruods and after school
The Retrospect shared the sponsorshup wuth
the Lantern of the annual Sweetheart Dance
on February l8 Several tumes durung the year
Retro members ate lunches together at theur
noon meetungs At football and basketball
games more often than not they were sellung
refreshments to help funances
The staff thus year was ably headed by Betty
Knauss our edutor whule Stanley Maxson and
Bob Colvun acted as busuness managers Mr
Taylor Mr Beckwuth and Muss Mallory were
faculty advusers to the busuness photography
and edutorual groups
Worthwhule experuence hours of work and
many moments of fun went together to make
thus year s l944 Retrospect truly the product
of Blume Hugh s Senuors
TOP ROW J Shuster R Wonsor V Malueg S Maxson J Kohler C Newland R Mertz
S Shaw E Ankerman R Harshbarger
BOTTOM ROW M Walls B Katter G Ballweg M Jackson E Kulluan S Davus N Abe B
Knouss Muss Mallory
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Mr Beckwith M Bahler S Maxson E Knlllan B Knauss N Abe D Gessler
Do you have many sunny days where you
are? Our photography class could certamly
be able to get enough supplies to have a class
but because the class does offer valuable
trammg we were granted a prlorlty ratung
We have a grand dark room and our equlp
ment us good There are only sux members In
the class because there as nelther the time nor
room for more Each one us gnven the oppor
tumty to take develop and print plctures We
also take pnctures on plates and roll fllm too
Wuthout thus class there could be no Retro
spect lt s nmpossvble to get photographers to
come and take plctures The class concentrates
on pictures that are needed for the Retrospect
then spends the rest of the tlme In experu
'ography for many years and we feel we are
lucky to have an unstructor who can gave advice
based on has practncal expernence
We meet once a week the fufth peruod but
of course spend extra tume pruntung and devel
If possible l ll send you some sample photos
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Last fall we thought perhaps we would not Mr. l3eCl4Wifl'1 has been interested in Pl'10-
FIRST ROW M Flemlng D Chapman N Earl K Erb C Clum B J Lone N Codlmg
SECOND ROW R Guerhart B Hague D Schwer
THIRD ROW R Gessler J Schwer N Bnnkley H S Lunz B Selover B Sextz R Earl
You must be gettmg a lot of real expersence wnth radno these days We
stull have a club even though parts are hard to get because of pruoraty ratlngs
There are twenty members mn the club thus year
We get together one period every week durmg whlch we reconstruct old
sets or put In new parts to get sets to work Some of the boys have even
made small sets from old and new parts together
Under the guldonce of Mr Beckwith the boys have studied the prmclples
of radio and code
Wed appreciate anything you would be allowed to tell us about your
work un the Slgnal Corps Some of us may be In at too before long
Muss Sonnedecker Mrs
Fast Mass Muller Mrs
January l3 I944
l just came back from the lubrary Do you remember when you were home
on furlough the last tnme and we saw Random Harvest? I just took out that
book Mass Sonnedecker our new llbrarsan told me they just got rt She s
so mce and helpful
Sometumes l wonder what the pupuls of thas hugh school would do wuthout
a lubrary How we would ever get some of our asslgnments I don t know You
remember Mnss Louuse Maller don t you? She s stnll at the llbrary and IS just
as patnent wuth our requests as ever Mrs Alma Presar and Mrs Herbert Fast
are the other ltbrarrans and they always do their part to help the students too
l wnsh you were here to read Random Harvest wnth me
H 0 0 Aprll3 1944
How well l rem mber when we were kids
and you always wanted to play doctor and
nurse Now to th nk that you really are a
nurse lf you were here now l d let you take
care of me I wave a very sore throat l j st
went down to see Mrs Kohler our school nurse
and she put somethmg down my throat l
didn t hurt much
l thunk we are very fortunate rn thus school
to have such a capable nurse as Mrs Kohler
help keep us healthy She comes to Blume
at specufned fumes each week and has helped
many students when they were ull We all
enjoy her wonderful sense of humor and fund
her easy to talk to She has been one of our
teachers an the Home Nurstng course whuch
we enjoyed so much thus wmter
Please wrute mc soon and tell me about your
expenences rn the Cadet Corps
Mrs Kohler Anno
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April 3, I944
Our cafeteria cooks, Mrs. Anna Schmaltz
and Mrs, Bess DeCoursey, really outdid them-
selves this year in preparing all our favorite
dishes. The tantalizing odors of well-seasoned
hot soup, baked beans, or meat loaf which
escaped to every part of the building in the
forenoons were enough to make us hungry,
way before lunch timel
Mrs. Schmaltz has had plenty of experience
in cooking to please hungry boys, since she
has three sons, Harold and Eugene in the serv-
ices, and Wig, who is a junior this year.
We grew to like the new cafeteria set-up of
eating in the Study Hall, too. It gave us much
more room, and we didn't have any more
trouble with food left in the Home Ec. rooms.
Do you remember how we used to aggravate
Orval Cannon when we would sit on study hall
desks? He would pretend to be hopping mad
and scold us like everything, but how we loved
Orval doesn't work here anymore, and we
really miss him. Mr. Kantner, Fuzzy's dad,
now has charge of truants, supervises the
building at noons, and takes care of all the
other work Mr. Cannon did.
Mr. Schierholt's duties are the same as last
year. He is the engineer who keeps the building
heated to an even, healthful temperature-no
small task in the unpredictable weather.
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhardt's duties seem never
to come to an end. They can be seen working
at almost any hour of the day and evening,
sweeping halls or classrooms, washing windows,
Mr. Schierholt. Mr. Reinhardt. Mr. Kantner
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TOP ROW D Marker C Metzger S Maxson D Stlnebaugh Coach Schafer
Butters R Cozad P Howard T Mulholland B Leutz Tl.llRD ROW D Mclqeever -l Butcher J Smnh R
B D'5f1eY Glerhart J Werner K Unch R Mertz G Hall
SECOND ROW Mr Foster R Schuster J Wehner BQTTQM RDW D Mulholland L Erb T Moxson
D Unch C Newland J Emruch D Znmmermcn J T Mulholland
thus year as far as won lost records go They
lost sux wunnrng only three but they dldn t
lose any of those sux because they were out
After grantnng Ada l9 points In the furst
three mnnutes of the season the Redskins came
roarung back In the second half to score three
touchdowns while holdnng the Bulldogs to one
Chuck Newland scored two of Blume s touch
downs and Jack Smnth scored the other one
Jake Werner co captain and center booted
the points The funal score however was Ada
25 Wapak 20
Rockford and Blume battled through three
scoreless quarters nn a downpour of ram before
blocking to score wnth only slx mlnutes remann
:ng The plunge trlurnphed 6 O
Celina led by Berry brought a strong team
to Harmon Fueld and the Redskins were
trounced 48 6 The Redskins fought to the
end but were outweighed and outclassed
Bellefontalne s undefeated Chleftanns de
feated our boys l 3 O the next Fruday However
the score :sn t a true undlcatuon of the relatnve
strength of the teams sunce the Chreftauns
scored thenr last touchdown In the flnal mlnute
of play through a penalty to the one yard lme
The Redskins didn't do so well on football Cl"UCk Newland Went 40 Y0Vd5 behind Peffed
The Redskins went on the worpath against
Kenton defeatung them 26 O ln another down
pour of raln After a scoreless fnrst pernod the
Redskins scored twnce un the second quarter
The Blume boys scored twice In the last half
and that was the ball game Newland scored
three tlmes and Werner once
Van Wert one of the s ate s powerhouses
defeated the Redskvns Zl O The Redskins
held the Cougars scoreless un the first quarter
somethsna whlch no other team had been able
to do The Redsklns were merely outplayed by
a better team
An msplred Bluffton team defeated us 28 7
the next week The Plrates dlsplayed a brlllnant
passlng attack and the loss of Werner was a
severe blow to the Redsklns
After granting Shawnee a touchdown at the
kuckoff the Redskuns scored two touchdowns un
the furst half to defeat the lndnans I3 6 Chuck
Newland passed to K Unch for one score and
on the some play Unch lateralled to Werner
who scored the second
St Marys defeated Blume 9 6 rn a fneld
goal In the wanung mnnutes marking the fnrst
tame nn fuve years that the Redskins had lost
to the Roughrlders lt was a clean hard fought
game ln which breaks played an nmportant
The varsuty wall lose Newland Werner
Mertz Smlth and Zimmerman through grad
uatlon but has some promnsung maternal
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TOP ROW B Lletz T Schnell M Marker W B own D M ller
MIDDLE ROW W Schmaltz R Grerhart J Butcher R Butte s R Cozad Coach Schafer
BOTTOM ROW K Urlch G Hall D Ur ch J Wehner J Werner C Newland
Wapakoneta Ohlo l944
Our basketball team really went hot thus
year As a result they set a new record by
wrnnung ll and losing only 4 nn the regular
season and then wnnnnng and losung one n
the tournament That gave us a l2 5 record
I ll bet you remember the guys who played
They re bugger now but you d stall know them
Theres Ken Unch our top scorer Johnny
Wehner stall with plenty of fnght and Geneo
Hall a tough rebounder alternately at for
wards Jake Werner a good rebounder and
defenslve man was at center Doc Unch a
swell floor man and Chuck Newland a defen
save and floor man were at guards "Rrch"
Cozad was an able substitute
The Redskins opened theur season by de
featlng Lima Central 48 43 We then took
Delphos to camp 44 26 before belng beaten
by Ada 40 33 We then defeated Crldersvulle
33 l9 the Alumni lthats youl 27 25 and
St Marys our furst game of l944 46 2l before
we were trounced 29 27 by undefeated New
Knoxville Our boys poured It on South 3l 30
Bellefontalne 4l 38 Van Wert 38 35 and
Kenton 43 38 before Celuna trnmmed us 'Sl 29
St Marys took a 48 37 beatung from Blume
and then Bluffton s powerhouse steam rolled
us 66 l8 We bounced back to defeat a tall
Sudney team 52 38 before entering the tourna
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36 34 but the next week Lima South
defeated us 43 29 after three Red
sknns left the game on fouls
Although our season record 12 5
ss the best un Blumes hustory the
school and communuty are lookmg for
ward to another record breaklng team
next year Only Jake Werner and
Chuck Newland are graduatmg and
Hall as movung Ken Unch Doc Unch
John Wehner Rach Cozad lettermen
and Duck Butters an able reserve are
Do you have tame for any sport out
there rn the Paclflc or ns all your time
spent In playzng a more Important
Good luck Bud
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Jane Dill, Shirley Shaw
Since the athletic seasons are over, I might have time to write more
regularly--but dan't count on it. The sports in themselves didn't affect me
much, but being a cheerleader does take time and work. We practice one
period a week, and have been able to work out several newer and peppier
yells in some special sessions.
Shirley Shaw, with her acrobatic ability, made a good head cheerleader
this year. The other senior on the squad, Jane Dill, deserves special mention
for her good work for all four years of high school. That's a long record.
We cheered during both basketball and football seasons, and we had at
least one cheerleader at all games. l remember two distinct times in the
changeable weather of football season when it rained pitchforks and saw logs,
but we stayed on to cheer.
Miss Lanning, the girls' physical instructor, was our adviser. Her job was
to supervise our practices and help us with new yells.
Dale Koch Dick Locke Jim Frazier
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Mary Jo Werner Jo Ann Shuster Patty Strenght
If you have any doubts about the school spnrlt of Blume you should have
been here for the Homecommg Game wlth St Marys We had everythlng
a lovely queen her two charmmg attendants an excltlng game a dance a
cream colored convertible and a cold cnsp nnght
Before the game the queen Ja Ann Shuster was presented wlth a bouquet
of chrysanthemums and her two attendants Patty Strenght and Mary Jo
the football onto the fneld to begun the game
After the game we mvlted St Marys to a dance nn the gym where the
court appeared un formals and Jo was crowned Queen of Homecomlng The
grand march was led by Jo and her escort Bob Calvin followed by Patty
wuth her brother Bob home on furlough from the Marines and Mary Jo wnth
Don Zlmmerman The rest of the happy crowd trooped after them
Homecommg celebratuon was such a success that we shall certainly try
ut agaun l hope you ll be here to see It
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How dld you know that we had a kung and queen chosen at one of the
dances? l ll tell you how nt all come about
To stlmulate sales of Retros the staff promnsed the class that sold the
most subscriptions that they could elect from thelr class the kung and queen
of the Sweetheart Dance whuch was sponsored by the Retrospect and the
Lantern staffs There was a bug basketball game at Bluffton that night too
The sensors only too naturally won the contest and elect d Voolet Malueg
and Don Zimmerman as thelr kung and queen lt was a very Informal affair
Any more questions? lf so just coll me lnformatnon Please and ask
them In your next letter
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Wapakoneta Ohuo l944
At long last Wapakoneta rs goung to have a Recreatjon Center An
attempt was made last year to organlze a center but It fajled This year
however through the mutual efforts of Mr Taylor the project was successful
and by the tame thus letter reaches you the Center wnll probably be nn
You remember the old Armory don t you? Well that s where the center
IS going to be Through the cooperatlon of Mayor Fleming permjssnon to use
the bulldung was obtalned and the actual plannung began A student plannung
commuttee composed of twelve students sux from Blume and sux from St
Joseph was chosen and asked to submit suggestuons for regulatuons to the
Clvlc Improvement Committee whrch nn turn was to vote to make these
suggestions the basic regulatnons of the organnzatuon
After the suggestlons were accepted the actual promotron began and IS
now progressing A membershup druve wa made In the schools durmg whnch
approxnmately three hundred and fifty became charter members Through a
beneflt munstrel presented by Blume students under the durectlon of Mr
Foster a drlve for funds was started among adults and clubs of the communlty
The mlnstrel netted S350 The Center IS to be kept up by donations juke
box dances and benefuts
The Recreatlon Center will be furnrshed and painted to glve as much of
a club room atmosphere as IS possjble lt wall be a place where the youth of
Wapakoneta may go to enjoy good wholesome entertalnment and recreatnon
and we hope It wnll be a place of which you can be justly proud
Come see nt soon
REC EATIG CE TER
The followmg merchants have contrlbuted to the fmanclal
support of this annual
Ferald L Rltchue Insurance
Burden Truck G Storage
Werner G Sons
Dr C F Curley
Heller C7 Bowsher Hardware
Pmel Bros Clothung Co
The Alpha Cafe
Edwin Abe Coal Company
The Doerlng Hardware Co
Swonguer G Schneider
McClintock s Food Market
Eda s Style Shop
Morrus 5C G lOc Store
Emmett D Lusk
The Wrught Sc G lOc Store
Haman Auto Company
Robert W Seltz
Hartman s jewelry Store
Detlen Cram Company
Chesbrough s Market
The First National Bank
Abbott s Shoe Store
Muller s 5C C1 lOc Store
Reed s Market
Brunswick Cigar Store
Haywood s Home Store
Moser jewelry Store
Zofkle Woehler Co
O Erb Dressed Poultry
WalterC Arnold Insurance
Purvis Decorating Store L. E. Brandt
The following merchants have confrlbuted to the flnanclal
support of this annual
I C Penney Company
The l-lome Savings and Loan Ass n
The Clty Loan
Nagel Electric Store
The C-amble Store
Neuhauser l-latcherues lnc
Merut Shoe Store
Musser Insurance Agency
lsalys Dalry Store
The Cnty Bakery lohn Knauss
Connne s Studio
Maxson s Market
Slbert s Shoe Repanr
Ed Ankerman and Sons
Phnllnp s Flowers
Smnth Bros Electric Co
Kah and Company
Rhine and Bradlng Drug Store
S Cartmell Music G Electric Store
Lucien Meyer Dept Store
Franklin and Menges
Auglaize Outfnttung Company
Brown s Dairy
Wapakoneta Farmer s Cram
l-lelnl Bros and Son
Erb Dressed Poultry
Budde s Food Market
The Sunshine Store
Edward s Furnature
Slterd and Brookhart
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Heinrich-Heckman Agency Peoples' National Bank
' ' ' ' Co.
The followlng merchants have contributed to the fmanclal
support of this annual
Bryant Manutactunng Company john C Turner Corporatuon
Idle 5 Beauty Shop C Pu tz and Company
Purdy S Crarage Lyman S Restaurant
Rellable Motor Sales Vxfapakoneta Machine Company
Koen s Beverage Company
Scnneiders' "Down by the twacksu Koneta Beauty Salon
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