Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)

 - Class of 1946

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1 1946 ANNUAL 1 Dolores Totten and Betty Weaver had opened a beauty shop which was the biggest success in all Hollywood. Dolores did all the work and Betty stood outside and advertised by combing her lovely hair, powdering her nose, and filing her nails. Relda Grunder was a debate coach at Harvard University and a veterinarian on the side. A little absentfminded, one day she injected a student with antifhydrophobia serum and tried to teach a dog the art of speaking. Results were: man bites dog-dog wins debate-one nervous breakdown. Ilene Graber was my next stop. At this time she was very happy to see me as she was in the hospital. While on tour, she got caught in her accordian and was badly mangled. She was coming along Hne but said she was going to learn to play a harmonica. Vivian Steele was visiting her parents in Creston at this time so I was fortunate in being able to see her. She was still very pretty but rather tired looking too. She was an army wife and since she wanted to be with her husband, she was continually moving. Her husband's rank was that of a colonel and what with six little privates she was very busy. Irene Huffman was very quiet about her life. She owned a beautiful home, a plane, clothes, and stock in many large business concerns. It was rumored that she was married to a movie star by the name of Van Johnson. She flatly denies this but I have my doubts. I was very disappointed in not being able to visit with four of my old friends. I heard about them though. Thus the story goes: Alice Slater had started to Vienna to study music but somehow got side tracked in Switzerland. She was told that not only would she make a good guide for mountain climbers, because of her yodeling ability, but also, she was not a bit hard to follow. It was said that she has not lost a single tourist. Two others I did not see were Bernice and Beatrice. The team of Dawson and Dawson was finally broken up, but not without many tears. Bernice longed for a simple life. She was a traveling companion for a rich dowager, who not only had plenty of money but also a handsome son, to whom Bernice was secretly engaged. Beatrice, longing for an exciting life, was hunting wild game in Africa. She had been made a member of tribe of Amazons which she discovered on one of her treks into the jungle. The life of the last one of my classmates grieved me very much. This was Jean Copley. Her love life had been so disappointing that she had shut herself off in seclusion from the rest of the world and was publishing books on the idea of a world without men. Greatly refreshed by my travels, I started my return to Reno to get the Hnal decree on my divorce. On my arrival there, I received a telegram from my husband, asking that I return. just to give this story a happy ending . . . I did. -Ieannette Rook fPage Eighteenil

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I 1946 ANNUAL 1 CLASS PROPHECY My rocket ship in the garage, I decided to fly to Reno in a helicopter which, of course, would take more time but would get me there. You see, I had married the manager of a flourishing coffee plantation in Brazil. My marriage at first was very successful but for some time now it had been very unpleasant. Both of us having decided that divorce was the only solution, I agreed to start the proceedings. Having arrived in the good old-United States, I decided to visit some of my school day chums to see how they were weathering life's storms. I had already met one while I was in South America. That one was Harold Reese, who was flying orchids to the States. He was very happily married to a beautiful Spanish girl who was very charming and obviously very much devoted to her husband. I immediately set out for Creston to visit Mr. Frey in order that I might get some information as to the whereabouts of my classmates. He was still superintendent of the high school but the strain was beginning to show. His hair was snow white, and he walked with a cane and the aid of vitamin tablets which he took every half hour. He told me that only one of my old friends was still living in Creston. This was Arthur Boone. It seems that he was in partnership with the local undertaker. I understand that he received a commission for each body he brought in. Profits were very high since he still drove the "Blue Buggy". Picking up the "Daily Record", I noticed the name Marian johnson in the headlines. Immediately reading the column below, I saw that she was the first woman brakeman on the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe Railroad. Riding in the caboose, she repeated what she had said in high school, namely that she would get ahead by staying behind. I also noticed that Betty Dunn's husband had bought the Chippewa Lake Resort. When I visited them, I surmised from the diapers on the clothes line that she had more to "paddle than her own canoe". I then learned from Mr. Frey that Arthur Meyer was a professor at Vassar. He was a very learned man but was in grave danger of being tossed out on his ear. The reason was that all the girls were failing. Every time he flashed one of his beautiful dimples someone swooned and much time was lost in reviving the damsels. He also told me that Virgil Markley too, was having a rough time in the world. He had made a killing on the horses and was known as the biggest heartbreakerfplayboy, of the fashion' able Palm Beach set. He had been the third party in numerous divorce suits and was a little the worse for wear. Leona Fetzer had taken over the business of managing the eating place we all called "Mary's". Her motto was, "If you find a worm or even a tack - keep it yourself - don't give it back". fPage Seventeenj

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