Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH)
- Class of 1939
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Text from Pages 1 - 80 of the 1939 volume:
of the F. H. S. Dragon
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Fairmont High School
Van Buren Twp. Dayton, Ohio
THIS Cruise Book has been compiled by
Jeanne Anderson, editor 5 Virginia Lowry
and Earl Severs, business managers, Anne
Starbuck, Babbette Martin, Wanda Smith,
Marie Michael, Mary Ann Rauch, Robert
Graeter, Ruth Potter, George Monnier,
David Van Harlingen, associate editors,
Helen Hartsock and Richard Somers, ad-
Many others have helped with this pro-
ject which the staff hopes will picture life
on The Dragon as the invigorating adven-
ture of Fairn1ont's youth afloat.
WE, the class of ,39, having sailed With the
good ship Fairmont over the past years,
stand on the gangplank and pause before going
ashore. During our four years aboard We have
seen horizons come and gog We have seen a
bigger and better Fairmont being built. After
being at part of the numerous changes during
our cruise, We disembark with the sincerest
hope that the Fairmont of tomorrow will have
"smooth sailing." With the new music and shop
addition under construction, We believe that it
is germane to these changes that We dedicate
our annual to Fairmont and her new horizons.
WAVING fond farefwells and loading the state-
rooms with thoughtful provisions for the cruise
are seen W. A. Driscoll, County Superintendent of
Schools, Floyd Rasor, assistant superintendent and
attendance officer, and the county board of educa-
tion, Edgar Wilson, N. A. Shank, T. K. Prugh, Elgar
Weaver and F. M. Staver. U
Fairmont Parent Teachers Association
President ....,..,. ,.....,,,.., M rs. Russell Young Mrs. Jack Hamilton and
Vice President ..,..,,,..,........, Mrs. C. P. Ross Miss Helen Vogelsang ..,..... Hospitality
Recording Secretary ....,....,...... Mrs. Widau Mrs. Hynes .......,.............................. Health
Corresponding Secretary Mr. R. Whisler ....,................... Legislative
Miss Laura Marshall Mrs. Geo. Crane ,.............. Membership
Treasurer ........,.,........,...,.... Mrs. A. J. Poth Mr. Richard Somers ................, Publicity
Executive Board: Miss Rachel Urick ,,..,... ..,................ A rt
Mrs. Laub ..........,.. .,..., W ays and Means Mr. Clark Haines .............,.............. Music
Mrs. Giele ..,................,.......,........ Program Mr. D. L. Barnes.. ................. Education
Mrs. Schnorf ......,.....,... Council Delegate Mrs. Robert Michael ......,............ Welfare
THE Parent-Teachers Association has stood by the 1939 Dragon cruise and
thoughtfully provided many tokens of their interest for the passengers.
Timely speakers have been presented. Mr. McCandless spoke on the problems
of youth, Professor Slutz discussed vocations, Mr. Whisler conducted a round
table on school legislative problems, Mrs. Bugbee talked on reading, and Mr.
Whisler, Mr. Warner and Mr. Epps presented summer travel films. Open
house and a spring style show interested and instructed many on cruise as to
profitable things done by some of the passengers on the voyage.
Provision was made to support many school activities such as the Purple
Pow Wow, the Christmas Vester. Such loyal interest displayed by friends
ashore is a large factor in smooth sailing for those aboard ship.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
E H. DEXTER G. L. ERNST RoY SPIVEY WILLIAM HENSEL Ross JONES
President Clerk Treasurer Vice Presiderit
THE school year which is fast coming to a close, has seen the completion
of many projects for the improvement of buildings, grounds and equip-
ment in the Van Buren township school system. The playgrounds at Pasa-
dena and Southern Hills have been graded. A new stage curtain and new
drapes for the windows of the auditorium have been installed at Dorothy
Lane. The sidewalk and curb has been completed at Fairmont. The walls of
the building at Fairmont have been made waterproof and the interior of the
building has been redecorated.
The P. W. A. projects at Pasadena and Fairmont are well under way. Four
new class rooms will be added to Pasadena and should be ready for occupancy
by September. Fairmont will have a new general shop and music department
as the result of the successful eiorts of the board of education to secure a
P. W. A. grant, plus a vote of the patrons of the township to match this grant
for these additions. Much thought and study has been given to the develop-
ment of these projects. Dr. T. C. Holy, in charge of school building planning
at Ohio State University, Dr. Whitcomb, head of the industrial arts depart-
ment at Miami Universityg Dr. Warner, head of the industrial arts depart-
ment at Ohio State University, Professor Eugene Weigel, director of music
at Ohio State Universityg Miss Edith M. Keller, music supervisor of the state
of Ohiog have all given valuable suggestions and assistance in the development
of our general shop and music department plans.
These new additions .will be awaiting the students of Fairmont next Septem-
ber. Progress toward the development of a curriculum to meet the needs of
all of our pupils is being made.
The Dragon, as the representative of the faculty and study body of Fair-
mont, wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to our Board of Education for
these fine new additions to Fairmont. The support that is always given the
Board of Education by the patrons of Van Buren township, attests the fact
gist our parents want a school system comparable to the best in the state of
THESE engineers of the S. S. Fairmont are seldom heard but often seen.
Yet, behind the closed doors of the engine room, they repair the huge en-
gines, and do their work with steady nerves and a clear mind. When the boat
is in troubled waters or a "blowin' gale" they await their superior's orders
and then speedily obey them.
Among the numerous duties of this group are such things as discussing
the ship's problems and deciding upon the exact course of the voyage. The
passengers' difficulties, getting acquainted with each other, thefts, and un-
comfortable quarters are thoroughly discussed by this council.
Activities are carefully carried out by various committees which are appoint-
ed by the chief engineer. One of the most important of these is the assembly
committee which is composed of seven members: four engineers, two from
the crew, and a leader which is the helmsman. This committee plans the
numerous gatherings and talented passengers are chosen to take part in these
assemblies. However, special lecturers and entertainers are often requested
It is easy to see that the engineers play an important part aboard ship, so,
smooth sailing, seamen, and may your engines always run smoothly.
er Dickinson, James Hartsock
Nancy Britton, Richard Burns
Saskowsky, Jeanne Warner
Hunter, Charlotte Burkhardt
Left to right-Jack Irons, Esth-
Virginia Lowry, Walter Pres-
ton, Joyce Glrissom, Walter
David Baird. Absent-James
The Admiral of The Fleet
THE master of the Van Buren Line is a level-
eyed, sea-faring man by the name of Barnes.
He mans his vessel Well and no matter what
his cargo he can be trusted to bring it to port
in the best of shape.
He has Weathered many a stormy gale and
during a lull has pacifled mutineers, or fought
pirates as they clamored over the rail and tried
to gain the deck of his brig. Many a tale this
salty codger can tell 'ere an hour is up.
Although he is a man of duty, he often turns
his command over to the Captain and staunchly walks towards the ballroom.
This is an improvement over the old days and he likes this modern idea, for
he loves music. Upon entering, he salutes Maestro Haines and in a pinch
leads the orchestra With steady and efficient hands.
Smooth sailing, Admiral, and may your ships sail on, and on, and on.
The Captain of The F. H. S. Dragon
THE Captain, J. E. Prass, is not to be forgotten. A finer mariner never sailed
the seven seas. His calm understanding manner has quieted many a Wild
billow and his strong hand has brought the DRAGON through the narrow-
est of channels.
His favorite cargo is education and he hauls it wherever he can. His friendly
interest in those about him, and his deft,
liberal Way of dealing with renegades has
made him an admirable character among his
sailors. Even those Who have been his ship-
mates for only one voyage heave a sigh of
sorrow on departure, While those of four voy-
ages, who board another ship, Wipe the tears
from their eyes as they Walk down the gang-
plank to the dock.
Before his smiling countenance, they Wave
good-bye and shout "Bon Voyage," with
trembling voices. A ship never had a better
sailor, nor a sailor a better ship.
HOMER VVAGNER, First Mate
Successful navigators aboard our ship learn to read
our sextants accurately through the varied mathe-
matics courses available to us at Fairmont. We learn
to rely upon exact knowledge to help us stay off of
rocks and hidden reefs which we encounter on the
The publication of the monthly ship's log has been
taken over during the last semester by English stu-
dents. This is only one of the many branches of
English which are open to passengers aboard the S. S.
From six bells in the morning until three bells in
the afternoon, classes in stateroom 103 are busy under-
taking novel projects. Under such a system our imagi-
nations are kept busy at all times. Students are active
participants in panel discussions and various experi-
ments to make English more interesting for everyone.
Entertainment on shipboard consists of class plays,
an operetta, many interesting programs for assemblies
and clever radio programs broadcast to the various
staterooms. By including as many different students
as possible in these activities, our passengers soon
overcome all signs of "stage-fright."
Throughout the year in English We dock for a while
here and there and interest ourselves in puppet shows,
speaking, Writing and giving oral reports on hobbies
and other subjects. All of these activities combine to
give us a broader understanding of English in action.
The courses of the future are planned by the charts
of the past. This is one of the first rules we learn in
our history classes. By studying the mistakes of the
past, the citizens of tomorrow hope to chart a better
How much oil will it take to reach port? Our student
navigators will be able to tell you this and other facts
about their ship and the seas around them. They learn
to chart their own courses aboard our ship under
supervision so that when they captain their own vessel,
they can pilot her safely through any "northwester."
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
Science at Fairmont teaches us through actual ex-
perience the value of a sound mind and good judg-
ment. In our "lab" periods there is a close feeling of
cooperation and understanding between the student
and teacher. We feel sure that after finishing our
course we can get into port in fairer weather.
Mr. Somers, the ship's printer, has charge of the
several business education classes at Fairmont. Such
studies as bookkeeping, business civics, and merchan-
dising provide a substantial basis for spending our
ducats wisely and keeping our accounts ready for in-
No ship can safely dock at port without the aid of
her "tug-boats." Graduates of our business course
have earned the security of a "tug" behind them. With
this training they become successful stenographers.
Their "tugs" are with them and their ropes are secure-
Future sailors' wives, attention! Fairmont offers to
all her students an excellent home economics course.
Sail mending and mess hall duties are among the
many phases of these classes. Home management and
budget problems are made easy to students under the
skillful piloting of Miss Vogelsang.
Everyone knows that "normal crossings" are few
and far between. No sailor or passenger relies upon
such a passage and so provisions are made at Fair-
mont to teach us the fundamental principles of health.
Our health courses combined with gymnasium capital-
ize on strengthening our bodies and preparing us for
the worst squalls.
Even if your ship doesn't come in first, remember
that it's fun. Good sportsmanship ranks high among
the requirements for seamen and during our gym-
nasium periods we are constantly urged to better our-
selves in this respect. "Gym', helps us all to become
INDUSTRIAL ARTS AND MATHEMATICS
If you've ever had to abandon a sinking ship you
will quickly realize the necessity of having well planned
vessels. Mechanical drawing teaches students to plan
and to understand plans of various structures. Being
able to read plans enables us to know beforehand the
kind of boat we are boarding.
INDUSTRIAL ARTS AND SCIENCE
In the Fairmont shop boys are trained not only to
build the many parts of their boats but to keep them
in shipshape condition. The shop classes offer prelim-
inary training for boys who hope to work in Dayton's
"Sailings" are fun! The band plays and streamers
are thrown. The music department aboard the Fair-
mont is exceptionally good. Students learn first to
appreciate music in its many forms. Our choruses and
band are in constant demand by organizations around
Dayton, their home port.
Our art course helps us to discover hidden talents.
Having discovered such talents, the next lap of our
voyage concerns itself with developing our "sea-legs"
and learning to appreciate beauty and to create from
our own ability. This branch of learning is very popu-
lar on shipboard.
Why not travel? If we have any doubt as to Where
to go and what to see, the Fairmont counseling system
assists us to plan enjoyable and educational voyages.
Our counselors help us to plan itineraries which will
lead to more profitable destinations. French and Latin
also help us to understand the natives when We dock.
As chief purser aboard the Fairmont, Miss Wetzel
is always on hand With data about "Who's who on
shipboard." Passenger lists are drawn up daily, statis-
tics recorded, and schedule dificulties cheerfully
straightened out. If' our passports aren't in order after
our cruise, it isn't the purser's fault.
The library aboard the Fairmont is located directly
above the Captain's cabin. It contains 4000 volumes
and 40 issues of magazines Knot all Waterproofj to
keep the passengers in touch with the World. If in-
clined toward sea-sickness, the passengers may satisfy
their appetites by digesting texts taken in small bites
or fiction taken in large chunks.
THE SICK BAY
During our gymnasium periods we learn to keep
our bodies in good condition. This and our annual
dental and physical examinations have taught us to
benefit from the old sea chanty which says, "An ounce
of prevention is Worth a pound of cure." Dr. Bartholo-
mew, ship's doctor, was on board during the school
Supplies for 1939 Dragon Cruise
"YES, the hold has been fully supplied with everything that is agreeable to
the passengers' tastes or likingsf' reported Captain Barnes just before sail-
ing time. Included in the provisions are 7200 lbs. of potatoes, 1440 loaves of
bread, 900 pies, 8000 lbs. of meat, 1440 ice creams bars, 720 boxes of cookies,
enough to satisfy any passenger's sweet tooth, and 1700 gallons of soup. In
case of an emergency We have provided for extra provisions.
Also Purser Ernst has just announced a list of probably expenses of the
forthcoming voyage which include S700 for equipment replacement, S460 for
water, 95885 for electricity, S60 for gas, S965 for coal and about S900 for books
to be used in the ship's library. But for the time being, forget the costs, just
relax and let your mind Wander to your future destinations.
The Dragon is kept shipshape by our alert
deck stewards, Robert Mitchell and Charles
Grice, whose day's work includes everything
from swabbing the deck to stoking the boilers
and satisfying all the demands of the passen-
gers with a smile.
The mess hall is served by the chief cook
Mrs. Hurst, assisted by Mrs. Miller and Mrs.
Tanis, who turn out everything from Christmas
turkey to liver and onions at the behest of the
cafeteria manager, Miss Vogelsang.
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Senior Class Officers
RICHARD BURNS, President Dick is president, 'tis true,
But still a good friend to me and you.
WANDA SMITH, Vice President Coal black hair, eyes that flash,
Gay, vivacious, even rash.
EVELYN SCHWEICKART, Secretary She's a pretty brown-eyed lass,
All tests for friendliness she'll pass.
KEMP PRUGH, T1'edsm'e1' Kemp is student number one,
And besides, he's full of fun.
JAMES TILLE, Sergecmt-at-arms Handsome, talented, a star athlete,
As nice a boy as we care to meet.
Sketch of Senior Voyage
IN SEPTEMBER, 1936, the good ship Dragon, taxed to capacity with new Freshmen, set
sail for Port Knowledge.
In looking over our old log, we find that our present First Class Passengers distin-
guished themselves quickly in many fields while on their 1936-1939 cruise.
For example, Kemp Prugh took an immediate interest in school affairs and was elected
secretary-treasurer of' his class, while Russell Young achieved quite a record by being
elected class president for two consecutive years. Nancy Britton, while on her first trip,
had the distinct honor of speaking over the radio from Columbus as a result of her
high score in the Eighth Grade Scholarship Test. David Walther and Russell Young
practiced long and diligently and soon became invaluable members of the F. H. S.
Dragon basketball team. George Monnier and Robert Thygerson, our two cheerleaders,
have undoubtedly helped our team with their resounding cheers. When Christmas rolled
around, there was always a language class who volunteered to be angels though just for
a day. The Ohio State Psychology Test proved that the First Class Passengers are not
entirely lacking in brain trusters for Kemp Prugh, Nancy Britton, Marie Michael, Ken-
neth Becker, Russell Young, Robert Yaus, and Richard Burns all placed above the
Latent acting, which heretofore had been subdued, suddenly found expression in the
ship's plays. The debating squad, with senior members Paul Speelman, Jeanne Ander-
son, and Kemp Prugh, reached the state finals in their first year of organization and
competition. Fairmont was represented in the Daughters of American Revolution Good
Citizenship Contest by Marie Michael who placed fourth in the county.
Those who never are to travel on the F. H. S. Dragon again cherish fond memories of
their first embarkation and wish all future passengers "un bon voyage."
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Though teasing in manner, he's serious in thought
And many a time his opinion is sought.
Good humor, clear thoughts, are her traits,
She writes, dances, reads, and debates.
A gentleman in every sense,
He has no fun at your expense.
Seldom says a Word, not even a peep,
But after all, still water runs deep.
A likeable chap, Whols friendly to all,
He's built quite manly, and is rather tall.
Typing is his greatest joy,
This shy and silent farmer boy.
Ruth is quite a good sports' fan:
She takes part in all she can.
Barney throws a sizzling "pill",
He Works hard and with a Will.
In body he's small, in mind he's bright
Which after all, is better than might.
Another such you'll never meet,
In typing skill she's hard to beat.
Faithful, silent, shy, sincere,
Evelyn is always welcome here.
Nancy has but one ambition,
That's to be a good musician.
MARGARET J. CLAYTON
MARGARET L, CLAYTON
Jolly, cheerful, full of fun,
Always knows the latest pun.
Darius has such lovely eyes,
And a will that never dies.
Quiet, shy, and plenty cute,
Eugene plays a silver flute.
An artist, honest, and sincere,
She'll make the grade, never fear.
Genial, patient, good, and kind,
As true a friend as you can find.
A connoisseur of all "spaget",
He'll do anything on a bet.
Lazy and carefree, but mighty fine,
Give him a girl and he'll hand her a line.
Irene has a southern drawl,
Just hear the way she says, "You all."
A charming smile, a pretty girl,
Gave some fellow's heart a whirl.
June is well informed, 'tis true,
She's read our library through and through
What a Gable he will make,
When his shyness he does shake.
In science John is really clever,
He's never wrong,-well, hardly ever.
George can be funny and serious too,
His "extemp" speaking surely will do.
If Jean Wrote these, they'd rhyme much better
In poetry she'll win her letter.
Ed's headed straight for the road to success,
With his pleasant smile and industriousness.
Full of fun, a friend in need,
Our choice, "Most likely to succeed."
Faye's personality surely is "swell",
We know by now that she is a belle.
Modestly, with a willing heart,
Bob has done the Annual art.
George was manager of our team,
Professional baseball is his dream.
A horseman in the truest sense,
His honor is his best defense.
Steady, earnest, fine, and true,
Always 'round when there's work to do.
Genie likes to dance and sing,
She gets along in everything.
Sensitive at heart, she's gentle and kind,
Her noble spirit has never declined.
A farmer boy, a hunter lad,
A better friend there can't be had.
MARY ELLEN JACKSON
Ambition "one" upon her list,
Is to be an organist.
Everett is an airplane fang
And goes hunting when he can.
Warren made himself a name,
In our Football Hall of Fame.
Cute and pert, and very snappy,
Jackie always seems quite happy.
Tee Jay is pretty, frivolous, and gay,
And rates ace high in all sorts of play.
Of dark troubled thoughts she has no fear,
For she always keeps her laughter near.
With lots of ambition, looks, and style,
She'll make this old world worth her while
Shy and quiet, but true to her friends,
In her, modesty and honor blends.
Lots of gayety, pep, and gog
That is the Dorothy we all know.
Virginia has a business headg
This year's Annual staff she led.
She's a jolly pal, and a loyal friendg
Upon her chatter we oft depend.
With his keen inventive mind,
Some new theory he will find.
In dramatics shcis a peach,
Her ambition is to teach.
Dottie's happy, Winsome, sweet,
Her big eyes are hard to beat.
Very athletic is our "Sis"1
In women's sports she'll never miss.
He likes to farm and play football,
We'll miss him at the games next fall
Marie a doctor great would be,
She'll get there, too, just wait and see
Sweet, kind, and demure,
We'll not forget her, I am sure.
Everyone calls her Magee
Always happy-go-lucky is she.
George likes girls-especially one.
He likes to dance and is loads of fun
He learns speeches, great and long,
In quoting them he won't go wrong.
Athletic and honest and sweet,
One of the gayest you'd ever meet.
Russ likes candid camera shots.
Here at school we like him lots.
He fixes cars and makes them run,
But Just the same he has his fun.
MARTHA ANN PRIDY
MARY ANN RAUCH
IDA MAE REAL
Peg has pretty dimples, and such a lovely smile,
Her charming personality is very much worthwhile
Paul is blond, lanky, and liked by all.
This year he starred in basketball.
An earnest girl with a happy smile,
She is true and steadfast all the while.
When Bob comes by, the girls all stutterg
He sets the feminine hearts a-flutter.
Always willing, cheerful, helpful,
Of her duty ever careful.
A jolly boy, with a friendly smile,
He makes things merry all the while.
Neat in appearance, expressive of mind,
Outwardly frank, inwardly kind.
Nursing is her steadfast aim,
In this profession she'll seek fame.
Dorothy is always full of pep.
With school activities she's in step.
Teresa is a friend to all,
Right on hand whene'er you call.
To Caryl now we doff our hat.
She types a test quicker than "scat,"
Ernie plays his drums so well,
We know he'll never get the bell.
The spark plug of our Pineridge pair,
In football too, he did his share.
Charlie know his groceries, in more ways than one
He's noted for his courtesy, but still is lots of fun.
Jack's wide shoulders, full of power,
Make the opposing linemen cower.
What he doesn't know would fill a book,
But he gets by on that innocent look.
Paul's a trumpet swingster rare,
The answer to a maiden's prayer.
Her dancing eyes and happy smile,
Keep us joyful all the while.
Steadfast and true is our Dick,
He takes the breaks without a kick.
Laughing eyes and dancing feet,
Here's a girl who's hard to beat.
Reserved and quiet, with plenty of spunk,
Never been known to fail or flunk.
Shy and unassuming is her way,
She'll do her part in all fair play.
Jolly and gay, and everyone's friend,
Her list of pals, it has no end.
He's a talented red-headed lad,
One of the best pianists to be had.
DAVID VAN HARLINGEN Always willing to do a good turn,
TEDDY VON GREYERZ
Dave is ready and eager to learn.
Baseball is his greatest pleasure,
As a pitcher he's a treasure.
David's jokes they can't be beat,
Even teachers think they're neat.
You will find her smiling through,
Never sad, alone, or blue.
With quiet blue eyes and black hair,
When it comes to skating, she's right there.
All who know him very well,
Think that Paul is simply "swell.',
She has music in her lingers, and her disposition too
She's a cheerful little lady, and is fascinating, too
Alex is a charming lad,
Often argues, but's seldom sad.
He likes to write, he likes to box,
He bravely takes the hardest knocks.
In everything he tries to do,
Russ will come a-smiling through.
With a merry chuckle and twinkling eye,
She's happy, congenial, and often quite shy.
He never brags and never boasts,
Our drummer's always at his post.
Class Sergeant-at-arms 45 In-
tramurals 3, 45 Tennis 45 Ping
Pong 15 Dancing 15 Band 2,
3, 45 Orchestra 2, 35 Dragon
Staff 45 Hi-Y 3-4.
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Senior Scholarship Contest 45
Operetta 45 Junior Play 35
Hiking 15 G. A. A. 1, 25 Drag-
on Staff 45 School Reporter 45
Debate 45 Long Beach Poly-
technic School 2.
Track 45 Intramurals 45 Fenc-
ing 3, 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 45
Orchestra 1, 2, 3.
ROBERT BAREI-'ooT Q i
Intramurals 3, 45 Fishing
Football 3, 45 Track 1, 2, 3, 45
Student Council 45 Senior
Scholarship Contest 45 Ope-
retta 45 Varsity F 45 Intra-
murals 3, 4.
Basketball 15 Baseball 1, 2, 35
Intramurals 3, 45 Horse Shoe
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 45 Fenc-
ing 25 G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 45
Hockey 1, 2, 3, 45 Playground
Track 3, 45 Miami Scholarship
Contest 15 Cafeteria Work 45
Archery Club 1.
Operetta 35 Ping Pong 1.
Hockey 25 Folk Dancing 2.
G. A. A. 1, 2, 35 Student
Council 45 Senior Scholarship
Contest 45 Girl Scouts 2, 3, 45
Hiking 25 Operetta 35 Band
2, 3, 45 Orchestra 3, 45 Girls'
Quartet 45 Miami Music Con-
test 2, 3, 45 Oberlin Music
Contest 3, 45 Chorus 35 Christ-
mas Play 1, 2.
ALDEN BROWN I
Track 3, 45 Intramurals 3, 45
Operetta 45 Baseball Club 1.
Class President 45 Track 25
Intramurals 3, 45 Student
Council 45 Assembly Commit-
tee 45 Boys' Glee Club 15
Archery Club 2.
Basketball 1, 25 Intramurals
3, 45 Ping Pong 15 Stage
Hand 45 Glee Club 15 Student
Intramurals 3, 45 Croquet 25
Band 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 1, 2,
MARGARET J. CLAYTON
G. A. A. 45 Art Scholarship
Contestg Knitting Club 15
Dancing Club 15 Art Club5
Decorating Committee 3.
MARGARET L. CLAYTON
Croquet5 Baseballg Hiking
Intramurals 45 Christmas
Play 1, 2.
Baseball 45 Intramurals 3, 45
Operetta 15 Hiking 1.
Senior Scholarship Contest 4:
Operetta 45 Senior Play 45
Purple Pow Wow 45 Dancing
G. A. A. 2, 35 Dancing Club
1, 35 Hiking 1.
Football 3, 45 Basketball 25
Track 2, 35 Intramurals 3, 45
Operetta 45 Baseball 2, 35
Intramurals 45 Archery Club
15 Cafeteria Work 35 Stage
Crew 1, 3.
Senior Scholarship Contest 45
Croquet and Dancing Clubs
15 Band 3, 45 Girl Scouts 1,
2, 3, 45 G. A. A. 1.
Track 15 Intramurals 2, 35
Cheer Leader 15 Ping Pong
and Baseball Clubs 15 Cafe-
teria Work 2, 3, 4.
Intramurals 3, 45 Stage Crew
2, 3, 45 Cafeteria Work 4.
Class Secretary 35 Ping Pong
25 Band 1, 2, 3,45 Hi-Y 2, 3,
45 Orchestra 2, 3, 45 Senior
Scholarship Contest 4.
Dancing Club 15 Social Com-
mittee 25 Christmas Play 1, 2.
Intramurals 3, 45 Hiking Club
15 Dragon Staff 45 Mailman
Intramurals 45 Archery Club
15 Junior Manager, Athletics
Football 45 Baseball 15 Intra-
murals 45 Parker Co-op 3.
Baseball 45 Intramurals 3, 45
Senior Play 45 Archery and
Baseball Clubs 15 Christmas
Play 15 Minstrel 3.
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Intramurals 3, 45 Baseball 1.
Operetta 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 15
Ping Pong 25 Christmas Play
2, 3, 4.
Football 1, 2, 33 Operetta 43
Baseball Club 1.
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Baseball
33 Intramurals 43 Operetta'
43 Baseball Club 1.
Basketball 1, 23 Operetta 3, 43
Junior Play 33 Cheer Lead-
er 2, 43 Brookville 1, 23 Park-
er Co-op 3.
Ping Pong Club3 Dancing
Club 1. -
MARY ELLEN JACKSON
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 43 Ten-
nis 43 Christmas Play 1, 23
Baseball Club 13 G. A. A. 1,
2, 33 Cafeteria Work 33 Band
2, 3, 4.
Intramural 1, 2, 3, 43 Tennis
3, 43 Operetta 3, 43 G. A. A.
1, 2, 3, 43 Hockey 1, 2, 3, 43
Ping Pong 23 Dancing 1.
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 43 Ten-
nis 3, 43 Baseball Club 13
Christmas Play 33 G. A. A.
1, 2, 3, 43 Operetta 3.
Fencing 2, 33 Operetta 43
Dancing 13 G. A. A. 1, 23
Social Committee 33 School
A qi liftli'
Hiking Club 1.
Basketball 43 Clubs 2, 33
Steele High School 2, 33
Swimming Club 13 Steele
School Play 2, 3.
Intramurals 1, 2, 33 Student
Council 3, 43 Senior Scholar-
ship Contest 43 Ping Pong 23
Cheer Leader 33 G. A. A. 1,
2, 33 Dragon Stai 4g Social
Committee 43 Hockey 1, 2, 33
Girl Scouts 1, 2, 33 Christ-
mas play 1, 2, 33 Girls' Glee
Club 3g Minstrel Show 33
Tennis 3, 43 Junior Play 33
Assembly Committee 3, 4.
Dancing and Ping Pong Club
lg Dragon Staff 43 Library
Track 3, 43 Hiking Club 13
Band 2, 3, 4.
Fencing 2, 33 Operetta 23
G. A. A. 1, 23 Dragon Staff
43 Hockey 2, 3, 43 Dramatic
Club 13 Lincoln Junior High
13 Belmont Jr. High lg Ama-
teur Show 23 Lincoln Log
Senior Scholarship Contest 43
Operetta 2, 3, 43 Senior Play
43 Declamation 4.
Football 1, 43 Intramurals 23
Student Council 13 Baseball
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 43 Ten-
nis 3, 43 Athletic Council 1,
33 Student Council 23 Operet-
ta 33 Junior Play 33 Cheer
Leader 2, 3, 43 G. A. A. 1, 2,
33 Social Committee 43 Base-
ball Club 1.
Senior Scholarship Contest 43
Dragon Staff 43 Ping Pong
13 Archery 13 Christmas Play
1, 2, 33 D. A. R. Citizenship
Dancing 13 Baseball 1.
Operetta 2, 3, 43 Hiking Club
23 G. A. A. 1.
Class Secretary 23 Intramur-
als 3, 43 Tennis 2, 3, 43 Senior
Scholarship Contest 43 Junior
Play 33 Senior Play 43 Hi-Y
2, 3, 43 Cheer Leader 1, 2, 3,
4g Dragon Staff 43 Social
Committee 43 Dancing Club 1.
Operetta 43 Jefferson Town-
ship High School.
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 43 Ath-
letic Council 23 Student Coun-
cil 13 Operetta 23 G. A. A.
1, 2, 33 Baseball 13 Christ-
mas Play 2.
Band 43 Fairview High School
1, 23 Intramural 3.
Senior Scholarship Contest 43
Parker Co-Op 3.
Class President 13 Class Vice
President 23 Intramurals 1,
2, 33 Student Council 13 Sen-
ior Play 43 Publication Club
1,23 G. A. A. 1, 2, 33 Social
Committee 1, 23 Dancing Club
13 Assembly Committee 23
Dragon Staff 3, 4.
Basketball 3, 43 Senior Schol-
arship Contest 43 Ping Pong
13 Junior Play 33 Band 2, 3,
43 Orchestra 2, 33 Christmas
Play, 1, 2, 4.
Archery Club 13 G. A. A. 1.
23 Dragon Staff 43 Cafeteria
Work 43 Christmas Play 1,
MARTHA ANN PRIDY
Ping Pong and Knitting Clubs
13 G. A. A. 13 Art Club3
Junior Play 33 Decoration
Senior Play 43 Social Com-
mittee 43 Dancing Club 13
Minstrel Show 3.
Class Secretary 15 Class
'Treasurer 1, 45 Student Coun-
cil 235 Miami Scholarship Con-
test 1, 25 Senior Scholarship
Contest 45 Operetta 45 Senior
Play 45 Shuffle Board Club
15 Debate 4.
Intramurals 45 Operetta 45
Hobby Club 15 Cheer Leader
25 Stage Crew 35 Fairview 2.
MARY ANN RAUCH
Senior Scholarship Contest 45
Dancing Club 15 G. A. A. 1
2, 35 Dragon Staff 4.
IDA l1f1AE REAL
Dancing' Club 15 Roosevelt 25
G. A. A. 2.
Fencing 1, 2, 35 Ping Pong
and Dancing 15 Christmas
Play 35 G. A. A. 1, 25 Hockey
Tennis 45 Fencing 2, 35 Ope'
retta 45 Junior Play 35 Cheer
Leader 2, 45 G. A. A. 1, 25
Dragon Staff 45 School Re-
porter 35 Archery and Danc-
ing Club 15 Christmas Play
1, 2, 4.
Orchestra 1, Z, 3, 45 Operet-
ta 45 Baseball Club 15 Band
l, 2, 3, 45 District Band Con-
test Zi, 45 State Band Contest
Ii, 45 Miami Contest 3, 4.
ff'Ullfl4IIlll'lI on page 542
First row, left to right-Bluphord Adkins,
Marianna Allen, Robert Allen, Eleanor
Bauer, Charles Beard.
Second row-Karl Bell, Robert Bendig, El-
eanor Benner, Elmer Blocher, Eileen
Third r0wFCharlotte Burkhardt, Mildred
Burns, Jack Cadot, James Clayton, Doris
Fourth row-Elmer Coppock, Dick Creager,
Phyllis Dalton, Alice Daughters, Vir-
Fifth row--Glen Dean, Donald Deubner,
James Dexter, Gretchen Eads, Robert
Sixth row-Albert Fessler, Mildred Fiely,
Marjorie Frazier, Clyde Fogle, Richard
Seventh row-Ruth Giele, George Glander,
John Glanton, Betty Greene, Joyce Gris-
Eighth rows-Elaine Harding, Betty Heitz-
man, Dorothy Hilliard, Joanne Hoefling-
er, Laura Houck.
Ninth row-Roy House, James Hunter,
Paul Hurst, Isabel Hynes, Betty Jack-
Tenth row-Jean Jackman, William Jack-
son, Delores Jones, Dorothy Joyce, Mar-
Eleventh 'row-Rex Kindy, Dorothy Kriet-
zer, Ruth Mary Leatherman, Vincent
Lehman, Gerald Liszak.
President ...,,...,,.,. ...,. J oyce Grissom
Vice President .,.. ,..,.. M ildred Burns
Secretary ..,........., ..., D Wight Scully
Treasurer ...... ,..,.,, R obert Bendig
First row-Charlotte Littell, Martha Loy,
Rosemary Manley, Dana McFall, Thelma
iq!'l'0iId row-Betty Messler, Ernest Miller,
Mary Monbeck, Francis Morrissey, Eliz-
Third row-Edgar Nall, Raymond Nelson,
Maxine Newsock, Betty Norris, Emma-
Fourth row-Kathleen Orth, John Peter-
son, Alna Pontius, Leon Pooler, Virginia
Fifth row--Genevieve Recher, Betty Mae
Rice, Roland Risner, Fred Sanders, Wil-
Sixth row-Betty Schiebrel, DaJean Schnorf,
Eugene Schommer, Mildred Schweikart,
Seventh row-Dale Seekamp, Elizabeth
Shropshire, Mary Simpson, Mabel Skenes,
Eighth row-Norman Stachler, Joe Ster-
ling, Frank Stilwell, Richard Stivers,
Ninth row-Margaret Summers, Garnet
Swankhaus, Edward Tejan, June Titus,
Tenth row---Jack Turner, Evelyn Vaughn,
Virginia Warner, Mild1'ed Watson, Earl
Eleventh row-Talmadge Whiddon, Kenneth
Whisler, George Wiesman, Howard Wood-
son, Mary Ellen Young.
Absenti-Irene Hetzler, Ivolue Rasor.
v,'left to rightTJean allen, Betty
rg, Lyle Baud, Salah Beatty
Pauline Billings Harry Bitter
'ow-Edward Benton, Mabel Ben-
w-Mary Broedling, Elbert Brooks,
1 ' ' '
Brown, Wilmer Brunei, Paul
-ow-Ruth Burris, Karl Castor, El-
Cate, Marjorie Center, Edward
w-Delbert Cooper, Mildred Coop-
ith Couser, Clifford Crane, Garnet
w-Floyd Dempsey, Keith De Veny,
is Devers, Esther Dickinson, Doris
row-Merle Fine, Helen Marie
ood, Thelma Fuls, James Gaul
'ow-Joseph Geis, Richard Glanton,
m Gochoel, Audrey Graeter, Paul
-ow-Fred Haas, Henrietta Haas,
m Haas, Melvin Haley, Pauline
Eugene Heck Carol Hensel Dick
, June Kalter.
row-Jacqueline Harding, Richard
it row-Robert Hoover, William
0 ' ' . ,
n, Gwendolyn Jones, Juanita Jones
ella Jones, Keith Kesling.
ent ,,...,,,,,..,.i. Walter Saskowsky
'resident ,,.,.,...... Pauline Hamby
ry .,,...,,... ..... R obert Hoover
,rer ....,... ,. Edward Klemm
First row-Edward Klcmm, Jun
Rita Mae Liszak, Beverly Lohn
Second row'-Esthermae Maeder, E
Collum, Robert Michel, Madonn,
Third row--Marvin Naas, David
Robert Nietcrt, Gordon Noble, Je
1"01n'fh row-Eva Offner, Mary Pee
ard Pontis, Walter Porter, Sue
Fifth, I'U'lU-ViI'2'iHlk1 Potter, Walt
ton, Ronald Rauch, Homer Rein
Sixth row-Donald Ross, Louise
John Ruppert, Margaret Russell
Sevvnlh r0w-Virginia Sanders,
Saskowsky, Mary Ann Schletei
Schwartz, Donald Shock.
Eighth row-Alan Speelman, Marjc
cer, Inez Steinbarger, Thomas
Ninth row-Elizabeth Swigart, Cla
Tanis, Edith Tayloe, Dorothy 'I
Truth row-Roger Tipton, Willia
Schaik, Mari Jayne Walther,
Whipp, Lorienna White.
Eleventh row-James Wills, Eld,
Wilson, Mary Martha Wilson,
Wilson, Tursia Woodson, Catheri:
Absent-William Piper, William B
irst row, left fo right--Irma Ankeny, Ro-
bert Appenzeller, Dale Barefoot, Ruth
Barger, William Behler.
econcl row-Marvin Bender, Redena Bock-
oven, Jane Bolinger, Mary Borondy, Steve
hird row-Jack Bowsher, Lester Branden-
burg, Ralph Brandenburg, Gene Brooks,
ourth row-Loren B1'own, Robert Brown,
Shirley Burson, Edna Carre, Howard
'ifth row-Leona Castor, Walter Castor,
Floyd Cooper, Eugene Coppock, Charles
ixth Row-Jack Donley, Anna Marie Dubs,
Kenneth Earnhart, Maxine Earnest, Earl
'eventh row-James Esterline, Jane Fan-
nin, Anna Marie Fisher, Pauline Fogle,
Iighth row-William Freeman, Gilbert Fre-
mont, Paul Fritz, Dorothy May Fry, Max
Jinth row-Eileen Gerdes, David Giele,
Edythe Gochoel, Gene Graham, Walter
'enth 'row-Walter Haag, Gloria Haligas,
Charles Hamilton, Donald Hamilton,
Gurnie Harrison, James Hartsock.
Wevcmth 'row-Alfred Hasz, Martha Hauer,
Kathleen Hauser, Vera Hurst, Jack Irons,
Fwelfth row-Joseph Jeffries, Marilyn Jen-
kins, Dorothy Jollay, Lawrence Jones,
Jack Kalter, Evelyn Keplinger.
President ,,.. James Hartsock
Vice President. ,....,.. Richard Rohr
Secretary ...., ,..,.,.,.... D orothy J ollay
Treasurer .... i ..... Donald Rohr
First row, left to right-Lucille Kerns, .Z
Kindy, Robert Kley, Robert Knox, Eile
Second row-Don Lesher, Dale Le V:
Reva Little, William Malloy, Phyl
Third row-Harold Martin, Harold li
Cray, Harry McCray, Patricia McN:
Fourth row-Nicholas Michael, Mary Ja
Weller, Gregg Moore, James Mullen, D:
Fifth 'row-Jack Murphy, Marie Murre
Mary Frances Nall, Richard Neite
Sixth row-Harry Phibbs, William Procu
iar, Don Pummell, Carl Reeder, Ow
Seventh 'row-William Rish, Donald Rol
Richard Rohr, Inez Roush, Betty Rui
Eighth row-Phyllis Ruprecht, Janet Sa
kowsky, Ruth Schelling, Jerry Schiebri
Ninth row-Don Schweitzer, Richard S
gui, June Shartle, Violet Skenes, Glor
Tenth row-Betty Spoon, Arthur Stansc
Florence Stoff, Richard Suman, Rui
Taylor, Virginia Tettman.
Eleventh row-Robert Underwood, Mai
Wallace, Jeanne Warner, Warren We
bourn, Robert Wells, Betty Wise.
Twelfth row-Ruth Wolfram, Nathani
g . . .U
Worman, Geoigiana Wright, Jacob Z1
mer, Wilma Biederstadt, Roland Hasz
SENIOR PLAY CAST OF
Herbert Kalness, Kemp
Prughg Robert Kalness, Robert
Thygersong Elizabeth Kalness,
Erma Mehaffeyg Martha Lou-
ise Weaverg Herbert Kalness,
Jr., Robert Probstg Alice Kal-
ness, Anne Starbuckg Andrew
Goodrich, Russell Young, Amy
Lawrence, Ruth Potter, Jim
Lawrence, Willard Hannahg
Mr. Goodrich, Robert Yausg
Mrs. Goodrich, Lillian Ekhartg
Mr. Havens, George Monnierg
Mrs. Havens, Evelyn Schweich-
ECEMBER 2, the lights
grew dim as the cur-
l tain rose on the family
play, Big Hearted Herbert,
which centered around Herbert Kalness, a self-made man, who loved his family
dearly and worked hard for them, but forgot that children do grow up. His daugh-
ter became engaged to a "young upstart," and Mother had a dinner to celebrate. Herbert,
upset over the income tax, had a tantrum that even his devoted wife could not excuse.
So the next evening when Herbert brought Mr. Havens, who was his best customer,
and Mrs. Havens home to dinner, assuring them that the Kalnesses were just plain
people, he found his wife had made things "plain" to the "nth" degree. After a
plain dinner served in the plainest of ways, Herbert realized that a few of the "fol-de-
rols" of life were desirable. In the final riotous scene, Herbert was made to see that his
family would be more happy and cooperative if he were more of a father and less of a
Mr. Haines directed the swing band in novelty numbers between acts. Miss Leah Funck
was in charge of the entire production.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Mrs. Grace Morrison ..........,..,.........,..,....,.........,........... ........,..., R uth Giele
I Junior Morrison ...........................,.....,...,..,.,..,,..,. .,..,.. ......,..... D a na McFall
Patricia Morrison ......., ,..,.......,.. M ildred Burns
Laura Morrison ....,...... ...,..... R osemary Trietsch
Conrad Tyler ,..,.....,.. ................ R obert Allen
P1 Fred Morrison .....,... ...,......., J ack Turner
ay Lenore Appleby ....... ........, I volue Rasor
Tommy Caler ....., .... .....,.... J a mes Dexter
Jethro Appleby .....,.......,......... ,...... .,,..., K e nneth Whisler
Beatrice Tyler ...,..,,.....,......,.....,,.....,....,,.,............... ........,.., E mmaline Nowlin
PRIL 14-"Ready backstage! Curtain going up!" And up it went! Ruth Giele, a
mother, went into her act, helping daughter "land" the catch of the season and
overseeing the first shave of her only son, Dana McFall.
It was wonderful to see what that cast did about "Heart Trouble." Father seemed to
understand it best, as Jack Turner tried to outdo Judge Hardy in supervising the family
love affairs. Poor Father! He paid fifteen hundred dollars for an automobile which he
drove about a thousand miles, while the rest of the family drove it twenty thousand.
Junior thought the Morrisons were a two-car family, but Father decided to put the
brakes on car driving and reckless spending of hard-earned cash.
After the final curtain, the audience decided that "heart trouble" could be whole-heart-
edly enjoyed, and Miss Funck felt it had left her Wiser, but not sadder.
The Message of The Star
Presented as a Christmas Vesper Service December 18
Fairmont Assembly December 21
WHIO Broadcast December 22
Reader A A AA .,,..., AA A ..,.... ,,.c AA AA e.,, A A Paul Prass
Joseph AA AA AA AA AA A AA AA AA AA A Tom Sturm
Mary A AAAAAAAAA AAAAAAA A A A AAAA A A A A A A A Gretchen Eads
Wise Men AA A A Frank Stilwell, Kenneth Whisler, Robert Allen
Attendants AAAAA A AAAAA James Hunter, Edward Benton, Dwight Scully
ShepherdsAAA AA AAA. Ed Tejan, Robert Bendig, Karl Bell, Donald Shock
Roman Soldier AAAAAAA AA AA A A AAAAA A AAAA A A A A Lyle Baird
Rabbi A AAAAAA AA A AA AAAAA A A A David Walther
Women A A AAAAA AA AAAA AAAA A A Betty Messler, Mary Simpson, Laura Houck
Angels AAAA AA A Jean Allen, Betty Greene, Phyllis Dalton, Mildred Burns
Trzwnpeter AA AAAA A A AAAAAAAAA AAAA A A A AA A AA A A Keith Kesling
Stage AAAAA AAAAA A AA AAAAA AAAAAA AAAA A J ames Dexter, Miss Urick, Mr. Hall
Pageantry and Script AAAAAAAA AAAAAAAA A A A AAAAAA AAAA AAAAAA M i ss Hartsock
Costumes AAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAA A AA AA AAAA Miss Vogelsang
String Qnartctte AA Ruth Giele, Jeanne Warner, Eugene Channell,
Music A AAAMassed Choruses directed by Mr. Haines and Paul Speelman
N THE calendar for the '39 Dragon Cruise, frequent assemblies are listed. Fairmont
0 travelers are given information on current problems such as the bond issue to add
the shop-music wing, on European situations by Mr. Moore, on temperance by Mr. Guinn,
and the lady with the boomerang. Entertainment features include travel talks, music
from swing to college choir, court scenes, radio skits, and 'tpepf' Then inspiration is
afforded by the challenging thinking of Dr. Slutz, the Christmas and Easter messages.
Such Fairmont maties as comedians Severs and Tille, tapping June Koors, versatile Dave
Walther, musical Paul Speelman, often appear to lighten the day's routine.
Marjorie Widau, Ruth Giele, Betty McCullom, Eugene Channell, Betty Rice, Dorothy
Kreitzer, Georgianna Wright, Jean Warner, Peggy Russell, Alan Speclman, Nancy
Britton, Carol Hensel, David Giele, Jean Rose, Walter Porter, Clara Mae Tanis,
Keith Kesling, Carl Geiger, Don Ross, Gerald Liszak.
HE voyage of the Good Ship Fairmont was temporarily threatened by pirates in
February. With Mr. Haines as generalissimo for the evening, Miss Funck as the
dramatic producer, and Mr. Hall and Miss Urick as manufacturers of synthetic rocks
and waves, the mixed chorus, girls' chorus, and orchestra tripped through some Gilbert
and Sullivan ditties in The Pirates of Penzance.
Romantic interest was furnished by the duty-bound Frederic, played by John Glanton,
and the beautiful Mabel, Caryl Riflie. Paul Speelman made a debonair pirate king, while
Dana McFall was a villainous looking henchman.
The conquerors of the pirates, Who finally saved the ship, were led by Earl Severs
as major general and Clyde Fogle as captain of police. June Titus, Lillian Ekhart,
and Jeanne Anderson as the major general's daughters added beauty and melody to the
The girls of the chorus were lovely in picturesque gowns and tiny hats. The boys
alternately threatened and offered questionable aid as royal police.
For the orchestra this was the first and most important undertaking of the year. They
bravely set out early each morning in order to practice before school. Later on they
played for the junior play and worked hard on the program numbers.
This year Fairmont had a more complete instrumentation in its orchestra than ever
before. A viola, two cellos, and a string bass augmented the violins in the string section.
This wide variety of instruments is rarely found in a high school group.
HE most popular entertainers on the ship were the band. They were also the most
wddehftravekd of the voyagers
Before starting the '38-'39 trip they held a practice on August 30. Following this,
they bade farevwdlto last year udth the Flnr concert
Early in the voyage they were invited to play in the suite of Mr. Larsh. Soon after
this pleasure jaunt they settled down to earnest practice for the football games. With
two new drum majors Hstruttin' " their stuff, a larger and better uniformed band than
ever before, and sorne nevv niarching tricks fnnled out of the lung by Claptain Iiarnes
and Director Haines, they put on a fine show at every game. A young blizzard on Thanks-
ghdng day just chaHenged thenlto do betUu'than ever
On September 28, they marched in the Northwest Ordinance Sesquicentennial Parade.
No one of the musicians will forget that hike, and especially Ernest Ross who put on
a super show with his drumming. Two other downtown marches were the Armistice Day
and Ride of Ihrnes parades.IkH in alL Blain Street savv a lot of these hardy tooters
With Winter here the band settled back for a long vacation tthat's what they thoughtj
but BHr.IIaines kept puHing newfcards out of his Meeve after every last quarter note
Fdrsh they started vvork on their contest aiul prograni nurnbers.'These vvere pre-
sented at the Montgomery County Teachers' Institute and at an exchange concert with
Trotwbod IHgh School
On February 19, Fairmont's band opened music week with a concert at the N. C. R.
schoolhouse.Tinsxvaszzdeckkxlhonor,to wdnch they responded xvnh their very best
effort. They also welcomed Eileen McCoy, '38 singing alumna, as guest soloist.
In March they sailed to the music contests at Miami. Although they waited to per-
forrn untillate in the afternoorr they received a superior rating in CHass B. Since there
is no state band competition this year, the district contest marked the end of this type
The renunnder of the year was spent working on prograniinnnbers hn'the spring
and sunnner concerts.'Fhey took their Hnaltrek to Cincinnatito hear the.Arrnco band.
Firsl ron'-Jean Rose, Walter Porter, Betty Parks, Marjean Holt, Anna Marie Dubbs, Carol Ilensel,
Eugene Channell, A1'thur Stansel, Mary Wallace, Dorothy Hilliard.
Sceonrl rowfWilliam Gochoel, Eleanor Bauer, Loren Brown, Albert Fessler, Betty Altenlwurg, Clara
Mae Tanis, John McCollum, Esthermae Maeder, Doris Eshbaugh, Dwight Scully, Paul Prass, Nan-
cy Britton, Dana McFall, Elbert Brooks, Kenneth Whisler, Margaret Russell.
Third row--Jane Bolinger, Virginia Sanders, Henrietta Haas, Thelma Fuls, Carl Geiger, Keith Kes-
ling, Paul Speelman, Alna Pontius, Elda Jean Wilson, Marjorie Widau, Robert Thygerson, Rita
Mae Liszak, David Adams, Marilyn Jenkins, Frank Stillwell, Russell Young.
f'vUllI'fl1 row--Robert Appenzeller, Jean Fremont, Donald Hamilton, Jack Kalter, Russell Polist, Joseph
Jefferies, James Wills, Mary Ellen Jackson, William Tharr, Donald Ross, Mr. Clark Haines, Wil-
liam Freeman, Gilbert Fremont, Fred Sanders, Alan Speelman, Ernest Ross, Clyde Fogle, Jack
Murphy, Gerald Liszak, Garnet Daughters, Donald Deubner, Paul White.
Absent-Edythe Goehoel, Leon Pooler.
First row, leff to righi-Alden Brown, Lillian Ekhart, Paul Speelman, Eleanor Benner, Raymond
Sorrell, June Titus, Earl Severs.
iql'f'fUlfI rowglinogene Harding, Elaine Harding, DaJean Schnorf, James Tillc, Caryl Ritfle, Robert
Yaus, Faith Couser, Elmer Blocher.
Tlzfrd row-Nellie Miller, Rosemary Trietsch, Jack Turner, Jeanne Anderson, Joyce Grissom, Betty
Schiebrel, Dick Herold, Mary Monbeck.
If'ourflz ron'-George Glander, Katherine Kolb, Dick Gessaman, Grace Himes, Kemp Prugh, Fayi
Thomas, Warren Hull, Thelma Jones, Everett Hull.
Fifflz ron-fDana McFall, Louise Weaver, Garland Fannin, Ralph Ransdall, Dolores Jones, Roland
Risner, Maxine Newsock, Earnest Ross, Dorothy Joyce, Jack Smith.
Simflz row-'John Glanton, Kathleen Orth, Dale Seekamp, Rosemary Manley, David Baird, Eleanor
Bauer, Leon Pooler, Margaret Keplinger, Clyde Fogle, Erma Mehaffcy, James Clayton.
ziIISt'Ilf--'Cll2l1'lOttQ Burkhardt, Thelma Mercer, Raymond Nelson, John Patterson, Bill Sauerman, Eu-
gene Schommer, Ivolue Rasor, Bessie Strait.
FTER having completed the job of thoroughly frightening the passengers of the ship
with the Pz'rafes 0fI,f?7l.Jf17lCC, the mixed chorus started work on the Music Festival
music. The two numbers that were to be sung, The Shcpherdess and Bless Thou the
Lord, O My Soul, presented quite a problemg but the chorus started working very dili-
gently and on March 18th journeyed to Oxford, to give the judges a chance to compare
them with others. They upheld the honor of the school by bringing back with them the
highest rating possible-a superior. This enables them to appear again at Columbus
for the State finals, for the third straight year.
The chorus went to the neighborhood churches, Beavertown United Brethren and
David's Reformed, for their annual concerts. The small octavo octet ensemble sang two
programs at Southern Hills U. B. Church.
Four days following the district festival, the chorus put off in their rowboats for the
trip to Columbus to sing for the Music Federation of Ohio. We were honored by being
the only high school chorus on the extensive program. While we were there, we Walked
over to the State Legislative Building and sang for the Governor, who seemed pleased
by the gesture.
Swcolzzl row, Sflllldlllg-RlCll3l'Cl Rohr, Les-
G-irlsl G-lee Club
AVING escaped the clutches of the bold pirates, we sail to an island inhabited by a
group of beautiful maidens. This is the girls' chorus. Two weeks before the Dis-
trict Music Festival these maidens decided that they would like to attend. They made
the trip to Oxford and brought back the rating of excellent. These girls showed the best
spirit of any group in the festival.
The girls' glee club is one of the preliminary programs of the mixed chorus. These
girls will next have opportunity to sing in the varsity chorus. Their classes are mainly
Boys' Glee Club
HIS year Mr. Haines put out on a new exploration trip and discovered the boys' glee
club. This is the newest musical organization in the school. They provided the Indian
War Dance for the Purple Pow-wow. They sang the pep songs for the Xenia Central
football pep assembly. They collaborated with the mixed chorus and girls' glee club to
sing the Christmas Cantata. They learned the operetta music with the view in mind
that they would have had experience in reading the scores next year when they be-
come part of the varsity chorus. All this was done the first semester.
The second semester was devoted to a regular routine. Monday was devoted to learn-
ing the rudiments of music. Tuesday they applied these fundamentals to different songs.
Wednesday was their fun day with the boys bringing in different instruments to play.
Thursday was devoted to the study of music of the B. C.'s and the A. D.'s. Friday
was the discussion of current events pertaining to music.
The favorite songs of these boys were songs of the plains, and songs of sleepy people.
This is also a preliminary program of the mixed chorus.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
First row, left fo right-Phyllis Wilson,
Pauline Fogle, Kathleen Hauser, Florence
Cornyn, Shirley Burson, Phyllis Peters,
Dorothy Jollay, Beverly Lohnes, Char-
lotte Littell, Alice Daughters, Margaret
Summers, Marjorie Frazier, Evelyn Kep-
linger, Madonna Miller.
Seconrl row-Marjorie Salyer, Sarah Beat-
ty, Inez Steinbarger, Helen Crouch, Mary
Frances Nall, Ruth Wolfram, Eileen
Boyles, Julia Topiah, Jean Jackman,
Betty Mae Rice, Mildred Watson, Mary
Suman, Juanita Jones, Esther Dickin-
son, Emmaline Nowlin.
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
Firsi row, Icff fo right-Donald Rohr, Wil-
liam Schweickart, William Rish, Ralph
B r a n d e n b u rg, Robert Wells, Steven
Bowermeister, Harry Phibbs.
ter Brandenburg, James Hartsock, Wil-
liam Johnson, Donald Pummell, William
Malloy, Walter Preston.
Third ren'--Donald S c h W e i t z e r, Homer
Reich, Arthur Kindy, Lawrence Jones.
ON MARCH 17th, the Dragon music director, Mr. Haines, took shore leave at Miami
University and presented for the passengers of other liners, a group of ensembles
and soloists to be criticized by the passengers. The first selection, which by the way,
was presented to the passengers before they were quite awake, was a trumpet solo by
Paul Speelman. He was voted a rating of excellent. The next number was a bass clari-
net solo played in an enchanting style by Nancy Britton. She was voted a superior by
the audience. Peggy Russell was warmly accepted as she played a very difficult number.
She also was given a superior. Next came our drummer, Ernest Ross, Who completely
outshone the rest of the drumm-ers to really earn his rating of superior. The horn quar-
tette, given a warm reception, partly because it was composed of four pretty girls, re-
ceived a high rating.
Last, but not least, came the bass quartette, which played a very modern selection
and was given the highest honor obtainable, a superior.
F OUR of the girl band members "barber-shopped" some songs on a bus one night and
Mr. Haines promptly formed them into a girls' quartette. With Doris Eshbaugh tak-
ing the high notes, Nancy Britton the low, and Peggy Russell and Clara Mae Tanis the
in-between, the quartette presented groups of songs at several school festivities. The
P. T. A. and a school assembly were the first to hear them. Following this they sang
at the Purple Pow-wow and for the Trotwood program. Perhaps their biggest event
was singing at the County Hi-Y Conference in January. They also sang over the ship's
radio. It was not an SOS call, but the morning devotionals.
Since there was such ready response to this popular organization, our next ship's
roster will include many such groups. We understand from the purser that in our
new music quarters dozens of quartettes, trios, etc., will greet the call "All ashore that
are going ashore" and entertain friends at our various ports of call.
Jan. 996-Fairmont negative de-
feats Xenia O. S. S. O. Home
Jan. 27 -Fairmont affirmative de-
bates Wayne High of Butler
Jan. 30"-Fairmont adirmative de-
feats Oakwood at Oakwood.
Jan. 30"-Germantown forfeits to
Fairmont negative team.
Feb. 6"'-Fairmont affirmative
defeats Xenia Central High at
Feb. 7 -Fairmont aiirmative
loses to Wyoming High at Wy-
Feb. 7 -Fairmont negative los-
es to Fort Thomas, Ky., at
Feb 17 -Fairmont negative
feats Oakwood at Oakwood.
Feb. 23M-Fairmont affirmative DEBATE TEAM
defeats Marysville at Fairmont. ,
Feb' 27-H+-Fairmont dI'aWS a bye Jeanne Anderson, Kemp Prugh, Ruth Glele, Mary Ellen Young, Mr. Ross
placing them in the State Quar- Wagner, Paul Speelman, Dorothy Hilliard.
Mar. 13M-Fairmont negative los-
es to Lima Central High at Co-
" The Ohio Speech League Debates.
H' The Ohio Speech League Tournament
?IOY, my hearties!! For the first time in the history of the good ship Fairmont, the
popular deck sport of debating has been enjoyed. Members of the teams debating
the question, "Resolved, That the United States should establish an alliance with Great
Britain", were Kemp Prugh, Jeanne Anderson, Ruth Giele on the affirmative side, with
Paul Speelman, Dorothy Hilliard, and Mary Ellen Young on the side of the negative.
Soon after the debate group was organized, Fairmont entered the Ohio High School
League. The approximate 100 schools that are active in this league are divided into 23
districts with approximately 5 schools to a district. A mighty cheer went up from the
decks when it was learned that our rivals of Oakwood were present on our list of maneu-
vers. Also present were Germantown, Xenia, and Xenia O. S. S. O. Home.
After several hard fought battles of Words, Fairmont came out on top in the district
6 and the winner's trophy, a beautiful cup, was presented to them. From here on we
entered the State competition along with 23 other teams, only to be forced into port
during the State quarter finals, when we were defeated by Lima Central, last year's
Plans are already being made for the next year's competition and Fairmont has high
hopes since three of this year's debaters will be aboard again, Ruth Giele, Dorothy Hil-
liard, and Mary Ellen Young. There are also many new applicants for the team ready
to enter the new debate class next year.
EMALL group of savants
on the upper deck to pur-
sue their research at a
stated hour each day. This
group feels that even on
a voyage time may well be
spent in academic learn-
What are inhibitions? What general crossed the Alps and how many feet do centi-
These and similar queries have been asked unceasingly of our patient passengers on
shipboard by our traveling professors from Fairmont High School. This most learned
assemblage of voyagers consists of David Baird, Eugene Channell, Alexander Wor-
man, Russell Young, Paul Pontis, Virginia Lowry, Carl Geiger, Paul Prass, Betty Zeller,
Nancy Britton, Anne Starbuck, David Van Harlingen, Mary Ann Rauch, Kemp Prugh,
George Monnier, Jean Fremont, Marie Michael, David Walther, Jeanne Anderson, Erma
Mehaffey, and Kenneth Becker under the direction of Mr. Homer Wagner.
This past year has been spent in preparation for entering college C15 by reviewing
some mathematics, science, history and other subjects, f2J by studying some of the
various types of colleges.
The efficiency of this review was tested by the senior scholarship test given through-
out the state on April lst, and will be further tested next fall when some of the pas-
sengers embark on their voyage at college.
THE monthly Dragon has been edited by various groups on shipboard this year. The
first semester the regular Dragon staff with Miss Hartsock and Mr. Somers functioned.
The February and March issues came out in attractive form through the Sophomore
English classes under Miss Kennedy's supervision. Miss Funck and class offered April
breezes, and Miss Wahl and the Juniors rounded out the year with news past, present,
and even future predictions for the Seniors. Throughout the year the art work was well
cared for by Gregg Moore and David Giele.
Service of Counsellors
TUCKED in a tiny cabin just across from the radio station the Dragon has installed
a new service for the passengers. Mr. Prass, Mr. Ross Wagner, and Miss Hartsock
are available every day for individual conferences, for planned groups to discuss ques-
tions of vocations, for shore leave for special visits to fields of industry, and for plans
to chart future navigation at Fairmont and college. This service was inaugurated to
supplement the class and home room help given by all the crew.
Christened September 28, 1938
Owners and Advisers ....,,.,.,. . ....., Mr. E. F. Couser and
r. Ross Wagner
Captain tPresidentJ ...... . .e,e. ,... . ., ,,.,,,., e,,,,. .e..,,., ..., . , ,.... J a mes Hunter
First Mate CVice Presidentl .,..,.
Second Mate tSecretaryD s.,. .
Third Mate tTreasurerJ
.. Dale Seekamp
.. David Adams
AHOY, Maties! Our job is to help the Liner Dragon safely into port.
Remember, Maties, when we first slung this tug together on September 28, 1938.
and took on new crew members on October 19?
Say, and didn't those poor people, who received those big baskets of food for Christ-
mas appreciate the liner's help? That was some Christmas present.
Blow me down, can't you still see that young Mr. Guinn, whom we had as a speaker
from the Tugboat "Allied Youth," telling the passengers all about the bad effects of
alcohol upon the body. He's one of the cleverest lubbers I've ever seen.
Avast, wasn't that a "terrible" large crowd of boys at the County Conference on
board the liner. There were some mighty convincing speakers there. Just think, Maties,
our tug took the trophy for that gathering.
We're going modern though, me hearties, for none of you lubbers would let me do
my hornpipe jig at that Hjitterbug dance" we had on February 21. We surely did have
the cafeteria decorated in striking fashion, though. It was very "r0mantica1."
The following Friday we gave that nice, shiny cup to the Dragon Liner's team for
beating the Oakwood Liner in basketball.
Captain Hunter has done a mighty fine job of piloting the tug this trip.
If the Liner needs any help on the next trip, all she has to do is "blow her fog horn
four times-clean speech, clean sports, clean scholarship, and clean living."
H I-Y .. ..-..- .. ,L
First row, left to right-Ed-
ward Klemm, Frank Stil-
well, Dwight Scully, David
Van Harlingen, Robert
Bendig, David Adams,
Dale Seekamp, George
Monnier, Alexander Wor-
man, John Glanton, Jack
Turner, Kenneth Whisler,
Second row-Mr. Ross Wag-
ner, George Wiesmann,
Robert Smith, James Dex-
ter, Russell Young, James
Wills, George Glander, Ed-
ward Tejan, Carl Geiger,
Donald Whipp, Paul Prass,
Norman Stachler, David
Walther, Fred Sanders, Mr.
ON THE cruise of the Good Ship Dragon was a group of twelve passengers intent upon
trying to help other people and having a good time. They were the Girl Scouts, under
the leadership of first-mate, Miss Gladys Powell. At the port of Southern Hills, the
group was increased by seven landlubbers, Betty Norris, Ruth Wolfram, June Kalter,
Patty McNab, Ruth Taylor, Esthermae Maeder, and Doris Mockbee. This brought the
group to a total of nineteen girls. They promptly elected Jean Allen as their captain.
Going ashore at Dayton, the group had many special events planned for them. They
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Britton for a most enjoyable Halloween party, and a scav-
enger hunt. They also went to the Dayton Public Museum for a treasure hunt which
provided lots of fun for all. Joining with the other Scouts of Dayton in the annual
cookie sale, they sold loads of Girl Scout Cookies to every one on board the Dragon.
Leaving Dayton behind, the girls busied themselves in their leisure time with wood
carving, woodburning, and molding with clay. They turned out many novel figures and
Arriving at the port of St. Elizabeth around Christmas time, the girls went carol-
ing at the hospitals to spread a little Christmas cheer. They came away feeling very
happy about the whole thing.
Over the blue waters they sailed 'til they docked at Pasadena. The group, taking shore
leave, went to the home of Mrs. Powell to partake of a covered dish supper, then back
again on board the Dragon that night.
Onward and onward they sailed until at last, Morrow, Ohio, was reached. Here the
group spent the week-end roughing it in the Girl Scout cabin. During the week-end the
girls went on a wild-flower trip. They financed their stay at the cabin with money made
on a gigantic paper sale held before the cruise.
Worn out after the strenuous week-end, the girls were willing to rest and just enjoy
themselves the remainder of the cruise.
So ended a perfect cruise and once more they became merely landlubbers, returning
to Fairmont just in time to get things ready for the annual Girl Scout Fair.
4-' GIRL SCOUTS
Left to right-Dorothy
Tettman, Rita Liszak,
Nancy Britton, Dorothy
Hilliard, Isabel Hynes,
Betty Greene, Doris
M 0 c k b e e , Esthermae
Maeder, Miss Powell,
Jean Fremont, Betty
Norris, Jean Allen, Pat-
ty McNab, Betty Alten-
berg, Henrietta Haas,
June Kalter, Ruth Wol-
fram, Ruth Taylor.
The Dragon Marines
HE Fairmont football liner sailed through another successful season under the superb
captaincy of Coach "Pop" Warner. The Dragon eleven won only three out of nine
games, but they established themselves as an important team of the Miami Valley League.
The Dragon's backfield was riddled by injuries and ineligibility. Instead of a veteran
backfield, only Bill Sauerman of the 1937 players had reported for duty. The Warner-
men soon lost Sauerman because he was injured in the Sidney game and was out of the
Marines for most of the season. He also received a broken wrist on the opening kick-
off in the Oakwood-Fairmont game.
Eligibility rules kept Melke, Risner, and Creager from helping the Marines. The
Dragon team lacked a veteran lineup and speed, but in other departments it was equal
to some of Fairmont's "great" teams. Fairmontonians are proud of the boys who car-
ried the '39 Purple and White to victory or disaster.
The Dragons set sail on a nine-game schedule by crushing Vandalia Butler, 27-0. The
Dragons started off the first quarter by rolling up a 13 point lead, which was never lost.
On October 6, Sidney's Yellow Jackets sent the Dragon team down to a 7-0 defeat.
Firsf row, Icff fo right-Paul Gueltig, Clifford Crane, Walter Preston, Marvin Bender, Robert Hoover,
David Baird, William Procuniar, Lyle Baird, William Van Schaik, Robert Neitert, Fred Haas.
Second row-Jack Smith, Jack Turner, Garland Fannin, Joyce Grissom, James Tille, Robert Bcnrlig,
Tom Metzler, William Sauerman, Earl Severs, David Walther, Robert Allen, Robert Smith, Elmer
Blocher, Warren Hull, Dale Seekamp.
Third row-George Glander, Tom Sturm, Talmadge Whiddon, James Hunter, James Dexter, Francis
Morrissey, John Glanton, James Wills, Donald Whipp, Joe Sterling, Alexander Worman, Paul
Hurst, Homer Reich, David Van Harlingen.
l"0NI'Ul rowfBluphord Adkins, Robert Knox, Robert Brown, Owen Rice, Jack Irons, James Mullen,
Dale Le Van, Jake Zimmer, Richard Glanton.
The game was well played, neither team being able to gain much until the last quarter
when the Sidney fullback let loose a pass from the Dragon 30 yard line to the left half-
back, who raced across the victory line.
At Miamisburg and Xenia, the Dragons offered stiff opposition but Fairmont dipped
her colors to Miamisburg as well as to Xenia, 12-6 and 26-0, respectively.
The Pirates of West Carrollton offered little opposition to the Dragon second team,
which won easily, 12-0. This was the Warnermen's second victory and it left hope in
everybody's mind that the Marines would come through successfully.
On October 28, the Dragons lost to Troy, 13-6. In the first half of this game, Fairmont
completely out-played and out-gained Troy but the Trojans came back in the last half
with blood in their eyes to crush Fairmont. The Piqua Indians also downed the Dragons,
At Greenville, the Marines sailed to their Iirst M. V. L. win by defeating the Green
Wave, 26-7. Tom Metzler was the sensation of the game by racing fifty-six yards for
On Thanksgiving Day, the Fairmont eleven met Oakwood for their 14th annual game.
The game was played in zero weather, snow and ice. The Lumberjacks mastered the
weather and won 13-0. Many punts and fumbles featured the game. The standing of
the Fairmont-Oakwood games are Fairmont 6 and Oakwood 4, with four tie games.
The Fairmont Dragons will lose seven letter men by graduation this year. We are
sorry they are leaving but there are other fellows who will step in to fill their positions
and uphold the Dragon's Purple and White.
Warren Hull was elected to the position of honorary captain by the Fairmont players.
I-Ie was also elected as the most valuable player and received a gold football award
from the Dayton Journal-Herald. So three cheers to Warren and the boys who carried
the Dragon's do or die spirit.
1938 Football Statistics
First Downs ,.....,,,...,,.......,.......... ........ 6 4 80
Yards gained from scrimmage ,......., ,.,.. 8 49 1524
Yards gained forward passing ........,... ,.... 6 82 428
Punting average from scrimmage ......,... .,... 2 8 30
Yards lost by penalties .......,....,...,..,..,. ..,.. 1 00 285
Number of fumbles ............. .,... 2 7 16
Own fumbles recovered .....,.......,..,......,.......,.,.. 17 7
LETTERS AWARDED: Robert Allen, David Baird, Lyle Baird, Robert Bendig,
Elmer Blocher, Garland Fannin, Joyce Grissom, Robert Hoover,
Warren Hull, Tom Metzler, Walter Preston, William Sauerman, Dale
Seekamp, Earl Severs, Robert Smith, Jack Smith, James Tille, Jack
Turner, and David Walther.
Left fo righf-Russell Young, Jack Turner, Mr. Epps, James Wills, Fred Haas, Robert Allen, Robert
Michel, David Walther, Joyce Grissom, Cliford Crane, Kenneth Whisler, David Van Harlingen,
Roland Risner, Tom Sturm, Fred Sanders, William Sauerman, Edward Klemm, Dale Seekamp,
Walter Preston, Paul Prass, Elmer Blocher, Richard Gessaman, Robert Smith, Robert Bendig.
HE 1939 Basketball Schooner, under the direction of Coach Johnny Epps, came
through their tough schedule in shipshape fashion. The Eppsmen won eight out of
twelve games. Although there were four defeats to mar their record, we still say "Or-
chids to our 1939 Basketball Squad and their fine leader."
The Dragon Quintet shoved off to a flying start by defeating Springfield Public, 20-
15. This was the second year that Fairmont has beaten Springfield in the opener.
The Epps Schooner encountered no trouble in sending down Chaminade, Wilming-
ton and Parker Co-op in order. By these four victories the Fairmont team became one
of the strong teams in the M. V. L.
The Dragons sailed to Sidney for their first game of the new calendar year. Here
they suffered their first defeat, 27-16. They were soon back in their place, though, by
beating Miamisburg Vikings, 35-13, the following week. Big Paul Prass scored as many
points for Fairmont as the entire Viking team could score for Miamisburg's blue and
The Fairmont Schooner then met Xenia, Troy, and Piqua, losing all three games.
Greenville was downed with little trouble, 34-20. Prass again led the quintet, scoring
The Fairmont Dragons ran into considerable trouble in defeating Oakwood Lumber-
jacks, 32-28. This was a very fast and rough game but the Dragons revenged their 13-0
football defeat which Oakwood gave them last fall. The score at the half was 20-15,
in favor of Oakwood. Dave Walther started clicking and put the Dragons ahead. In the
last four minutes of play the crowd went mad as Fairmont was ahead by six points.
When the gun went off it sounded like thunder had broken loose in the Fairmont cheer-
ing section. Prass and Risner shared eighteen points evenly.
Fairmont lost to Springfield Public, 18-16 in their only game in the Sectional Tourna-
ment. Neither team was able to crack the other's defense, thus resulting in a low score.
The game lasted 2 overtimes.
Lanky Blond Paul Prass led the Dragon attack this year. He was one of the M. V. L.
high scorers, collecting a total of 118 points, about 9 points a game. He was selected cen-
ter on the M. V. L. all star team.
Dave Walther, who played part of the season with a badly sprained ankle, was given
honorable mention on the All State Team.
Sauerman and Grissom were fine defensive men this season. The other fellows on the
team were dependable to carry on the Dragon attack at any time.
Good luck to Johnny and the Basketball Schooner when it sets sail in 1939-40.
BASKETBALL SEASON RECORD RESERVE SCORES
Fairmont 20 Springfield 15 - -
Fairmont 26 Chaminade 20 Falrmont 15 Sprmgneld
Fairmont 26 Wilmington 14 Fairmont 12 Chaminade
Fairmont 42 Parker Co-op 16 , . i
Fairmont 16 Sidney 27214 Fairmont 16 Wilmington
Fairmont 35 Miamisburg 13" -
Fairmont 16 Xenia 32,5 Fairmont 26 Parker Co-op
Fairmont 45 Brookville 14 Fairmont 19 Sidney
Fairmont 16 Troy 20" , n '
Fairmont 15 Piqua 25... Fairmont 16 Miamisburg
Fairmont 34 Greenville 20" Fairmont 19 Xenia
Fairmont 32 Oakwood 28
Fairmont 23 Brookville
Fairmont 16 Springfield 18+ Fairmont 33 Troy
LETTERS: Bob Allen, Bob Bendig, Joyce Fairmont 19 Piqua
Grissom, Paul Prass, Roland Risner,
Dale Seekamp, Bill Sauerman, Bob Fairmont 23 Greenville
Smith, Jack Turner, Dave Walther, and
Russ Young. ' Fairmont 18 Oakwood
Won 8, lost 43 tied for fifth place in
Miami Valley League.
Won 6, lost 6.
Coach, MR. RICHARDS
Fairmont 8 ..... .....,,.4.4A,....4.,.,,. . . .,......A, .. Miamisburg 9
Fairmont 20 ..,....,A ..,..... M iamisburg 19
Fairmont 26 ,...,i..., ..... . . Centerville 27
Fairmont 25 ...,,, ..,,..,. O akwood 19
Fairmont 20.. .,..... ,. ..,,,, Wilbur Wright 29
Fairmont 8 .,....,... ..,,,i,,......... . . .4.,......,.... Oakwood 15
Fairmont 19 .,.... ..........,i......., i....., ,......... W i l bur Wright 11
Won 35 lost 4.
NUMERALS: Robert Knox, Donald Rohr, William Rish, Marvin Bender,
Robert Underwood, Kenneth Earnhart and Steve Bowermeister.
THE Fairmont intra-mural sloop sailed through another successful season under the
captaincy of Mr. Ramsey. More than seventy boys were on deck to send their teams
through a rough and tough schedule. The team from Harshman proved their superb
basketball ability by sailing into first place in the intra-mural league for the second
straight year. S. H. Flashes tied for first place.
An elimination tournament followed the regular schedule With Harshman winning
the tournament. Beavertown and Harshman battled it out at an assembly, the latter
winning 25-24. The game was very well played, although rough. It was anybody's ball
game up until the gun sounded.
Harshman, the intra-mural champions, played the Oakwood champions as a prelimin-
ary game at the Oakwood-Fairmont fray. Harshman proved no match for the Oakwood
team and were easily beaten, 22-13.
It was Big Paul Prass who led the scoring for the "First Ten" but Little Bob Thy-
gerson was high scorer on the intra-mural sloop. Thygerson connected for a total of 75
points. Charlie Beard and Bob Hilderbrand were close behind with 63 counters each.
It is hoped that two leagues may be organized next year with two buildings being
used for the Saturday morning intra-mural program. The seventh, eighth and ninth
grade boys would then form one league and the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades
HARSHMAN INTRAMURAL WINNERS
Charles Beard, Robert Hilderbrand, David Baird,
Lyle Baird, Dale LeVan, Jack Irons. Won Lost
W Harshman ..,.. ....,. 7
Flashes .......,...... ....,. 7 2
Dorothy Lane .,.... ...... 6 3
Wildcats ........, ...... 6 3
Beavertown ......,, ..,... 4 5
Pasadena ....... ...... 4 5
Fliers ........... ...... 4 5
Wagner ...... ,..... 3 6
Freshmen ....... ...... 1 3
Huberville ......, ...... 0 8
James Hartsock, David Giele, John Giele, Instructor
THIS spring, fencing moved into its fourth
consecutive year at Fairmont, with Wilbert
Angel, Jim Hartsock, and David Giele com-
prising the team. Practice matches will be held
with various high schools and with the
Y. M. C. A. foil team. The members of the
team plan to enter the City Individual Inter-
scholastic Tournament, and also hold a round-
robin to determine the school champion.
Because Angel was the only member who
had any previous fencing experience, emphasis
was placed on knowledge and execution. Both
Hartsock and Giele are freshmen and will aid greatly in building up a strong team
This year fencing was under the instruction of John Giele, former captain of the first
Fairmont fencing team.
LACK of veteran material forced Coach Warner to concentrate on building skills during
the early part of the track season. Of those who reported for duty, Severs and D.
Baird are the only letter men out. Others out for service are Stilwell, Tille, Walther,
Allen, J. Glanton, Gessaman, Grissom, Burns, and Yaus. Although there will be many
squalls to weather, the Dragons are cruising toward port with prospects for a profit-
able and successful voyage.
1939 TRACK SCHEDULE
Xenia ........ .
.University of Dayton
Sports for Women - - G-. A. A.
HE sports for women on deck are directed by the G. A. A. under head-stewardess,
Miss Powell. In the fall the cruiser stopped at port Fairmont where hockey was the
main feature. A ship from Eaton brought some Eatonians down to have a game, but
much to their surprise they were washed overboard. Luckily they had their life-savers
fastened securely and were brought safely to shore for a nice peaceful game of volley-ball
in the ship's gymnasium.
At nights the Fairmontonians on the cruiser went ashore to see the football games.
Hot dogs, candy and coffee were sold to those poor shivering people to thaw them out.
The cruiser Dragon plowed the stormy seas carrying the Senior girls to challenge
Eaton in a cheerful game of basketball, during the winter-time, and there the Dragon-
ettes proved themselves to be victorious. During the voyage the Round Robin Tourna-
ment was played. This consisted of six teams and each team played five games. The
second period sophomore health class came out on top with a percentage of .800. Before
leaving for shore the fifth-period seniors defeated the juniors in an elimination tourna-
ment in an assembly on the lower deck.
While others were ashore the freshmen provided a successful play-day in the ship's
playroom for the incoming freshmen of '39, Christmas and Valentine parties were given
in the cafeteria on the second deck. Monthly business meetings were held in the head-
stewardess' cabin to discuss business matters. Members of this crew earned points by
attending these meetings.
Other stewardesses who helped to make the Women's sports on this cruise a success
were the president, Ruth Barneyg secretary, Dorothy Tettman 3 treasurer, Avrona Struve.
G. A. A.
Loft fo right-AVirginia Potter, Pauline Billings, Marcella Jones, Jean Allen, Ruth Barney, Marjorie
Kinzig, Betty Norris, Elaine Harding, DaJean Schnorf, Dorothy Joyce, June Koors, Mary Jane
Walther, Evelyn Brown, Esther Dickinson, Phyllis Dalton, Mary Martha Wilson, Betty Schiebrel,
Jean Norris, Miss Powell, Dorothy Tettman, Isabel Hynes, Sue Poth, Jacqueline Harding, June
HE Athletic Council has charge of all deck sports on the ship. On this board we tind
the captain, the pilot, the first mate, a member of the board of directors, the coaches.
and one passenger from each deck, appointed by the port watch. About five meetings
are held during the cruise. Ofiicers are elected early on the voyage. It has been the cus-
tom in the past for the president to be a first class passenger, the vice president can be
any one in the council and the secretary-treasurer is the first mate. He keeps records
of the money coming in and pays all bills.
The officers elected take charge immediately and discuss the budget which allots a
certain amount of money for each sport. The council also settles the admission to be
charged at games. After each season of sport the letters to be awarded are voted. If
the coaches think requirements for letters should be higher or lower it is discussed and
voted on. Approving of games outside the Miami Valley league, appropriation to music
fund for services of the band, extra equipment, such as a blocking machine for foot-
ball, banquets to be given, all such questions are presented to the council. Discussions get
very hot at times but never so hot they can not be cooled down and all part friends when
leaving the meeting. Our ship regulations are somewhat like our government. There is
a representative from each group so that everyone may know what is going on. Per-
haps that helps account for the popularity of all deck sports at Fairmont.
Earl Severs ,,,. Presizlenf
Miss Powell .. .Vice Presidenf
Mr. H. Wagner Secretary
Evelyn Brown, William Sauerman, Shirley Burson, Mr. Barnes,
Mr. Ernst, Mr. Prass, Mr. Warner, Mr. Epps, Mr. Ramsey, Mr.
Haines, Miss Powell.
Left fo righf-lVIr. Epps, Mr. Warner, Mr. Haines, Mr. Ramsey, William Sauerman,
Mr. H. Wagner, Earl Severs, Mr. Barnes, Miss Powell, Evelyn Brown, Shirley
Burson, Mr. Prass, Mr. Ernst.
WITH nine lettermen returning from last season's team, which Wound up the sea-
son in a blaze of glory, Coach Ramsey expects to have practically a whole team
comprised of veterans. The lettermen who return from last year are: Bill Sauerman,
catcher, Teddy Von Greyerz, pitcher 3 Bob Smith, Bob Bendig, Charles Beard, infield-
ersg Dick Barney, Warren Hull, and George Weismann, outfielders. Along with these
there are several outstanding "Rookies" on whom Coach Ramsey is depending.
Due to building activities the team will be handicapped as they cannot play any games
at home and consequently will play all their games on foreign soil.
CITY League Tournament matches provide serious competition for the Fairmont Golf
Team during the present spring season.
Getter was lost by graduation from last year's team, and Don Shock, sophomore star
and No. 1 man on the squad, will be unable to compete because of scholastic deficiencies.
Rex Kindy and Robert Thygerson from last year's team, along with several newcomers,
are upholding the usual high standing of Fairmont in the strong City League, and the
annual Miami Valley tournament scheduled in May. Interschool matches with Miamis-
burg and Franklin have also been arranged by Mr. Somers and Mr. Epps who are acting
as team advisers for the team this spring.
THE 1939 team started practice during the latter part of March with positions chosen
in early April. Worman and Whisler were ceded their respective places from the
year before. The other fellows reporting for tryouts were Thygerson, Adams, Prass,
Monnier, McFall, Klemm, Walther, Suman, Rohr, Murphy, Johnson, Worman, Hamilton,
Zimmer, Geiger, Lesher, and Whisler. Those in the first seven places were Worman,
Whisler, Prass, Thygerson, Adams, Rohr, and Klemm. The team was coached by Mr.
1939 TENNIS SCHEDULE
Apr. 12, Wednesday, Oakwood, there
18, Tuesday, Miamisburg, there
21 Friday, Wilmington, here
24, Monday, Miamisburg, here
28, Friday, Xenia, there
May 6, Saturday, League Match, Troy
10, Wednesday, Oakwood, here
16, Tuesday, Xenia, here
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Class Secretary 43 ClaSS
Treasurer 33 Senior Play 43
Dancing Club 13 Cafeter12l
Work 2, 3, 4.
Class Vice President 33 Class
Treasurer 23 Football 1, 2, 3,
43 Intramurals 3, 43 Athletlq
Council 43 Operetta 43 Junior
Play 33 All School Play 33
Varsity F 2, 3, 43 Social C0m-
mittee 3g Christmas Play 33
Purple Pow Wow 43 Track
2, 3, 4.
CHARLES SKENES I
Soft Ball Club and Dancing
13 Stage Crew 2, 3, 4.
Football 1, 2, 43 Track 1, 43
Operetta 43 Baseball Club
and Dancing 1.
Football 1, 2, 43 Basketball
1, 2, 3, 43 Baseball 2, 3, 43
Dancing Club 13 Band 33 SO-
cial Committee 23 Hi-Y 3, 4.
Fencing 2, 33 Operetta 2, 35
Archery 1, 23 Cheer Leader
13 G. A. A. 1, 2, 33 Dragon
Staff 43 Social Committee 43
Hockey 2, 3, 43 Belmont High
School 13 Vice President 43
Junior Play 33 Dramatic
Club 13 Belmont Echo Staff
Operetta 3, 43 Band 1, 2, 3, 43
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Debate
43 Dragon Staff 43 Miami
Music Contests 4.
Senior Scholarship Contest
43 Senior Play 43 Hiking Club
13 G. A. A. 1, 23 Dragon Staff
43 Cafeteria Work 43 Danc-
ing Club 13 Christmas Play
Intramurals 3, 43 Ping Pong
13 Boys Glee Club 1.
Basketball 23 Baseball 1, 23
Intramurals 1, 23 Operetta 43
Miamisburg 1, 2, 33 Girl Re-
serves 1, 2, 3, 43 Public Speak-
ing Club 3, 43 Sophomore
Play 23 Freshman Play 13
Blue and White StaH 1, 2, 4.
Operetta 23 Junior Play 3g
Dancing Club 13 Band 1, 23
Girls' Glee Club 33 Baseball
Club 13 G. A. A. 1, 2, 3.
G. A. A. and Hiking Club 1.
Class Sergeant-at-arms 1, 2,
3, 43 Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Base-
ball 23 Intramurals 3, 43 Op-
eretta 43 Dancing 13 Base-
ball 13 Varsity F 3, 43 Track
2, 3, 4.
Operetta 43 Dancing, Hiking
3 and Archery Clubg G. A. A.
1, 2, 33 Oliice Work 43 Christ-
mas Play 2, 3.
Intramurals 3, 43 Golf 2, 33
Senior Play 43 Archery Club
13 Hi-Y 2, 3, 43 Cheer Lead-
ers, 1, 2,3 Swing Band 2, 3,
43 Amateur Show 23 Min-
strel Show 3g Orchestra 2, 3.
DAVID VAN HARLINGEN
Intramurals 3, 43 Senior
Scholarship Contest 43 Cheer
Leader 33 School Reporter 43
Ofiice Work 1, 3, 43 Team
Statistician 43 Wilbur Wright
13 Stivers 23 School Monitor
33 Spanish Club 23 Ace Staff
TEDDY VON GREYERZ
Baseball 3, 43 Intramurals 3,
43 Baseball Club 13 Dancing
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basket-
ball 1, 2, 3, 43 Track 2, 3, 43
Tennis 3, 43 Hi-Y 2, 3, 43
Christmas Play 3, 43 Varsity
F 2, 33 Senior Scholarship 43
Junior Play 3.
Cheer Leader 3g OHice Work
43 Palmer High School 33
Hiking Club 23 G. A. A. 1, 2.
Football 43 Basketball 13 Ju-
nior Play 33 Intramurals 2,
3, 43 Tennis 2, 3, 43 Ping
Pong 13 Baseball Club 13
Hi-Y 2, 3, 43 Social Commit-
tee 23 Senior Scholarship 43
Baseball 13 Band 1, 2, 3, 43
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Miami
Music Contests 3, 4.
Band 2, 3, 4.
Operetta 43 Senior Play 4.
Class President 2, 33 Basket-
ball 3, 43 Intramurals 1, 23
Band 2, 3, 43 Student Council
2, 33 Senior Scholarship Con-
test 43 Operetta 23 Senior
Play 43 Dragon Staff 43
School Reporter 43 Hi-Y 2,
3, 43 Dancing Club 1.
Track 2, 43 Operetta 43 Sen-
ior Play 43 Boxing 1.
BETTY JANE ZELLER
Senior Scholarship Contest 43
Ping Pong 13 Archery 13
Christmas Play 1, 2, 3.
Intramurals 3, 43 Band 2, 33
Horse Shoe Club 13 Baseball
Sept.15-Mount Vernon, there
22-Oxford Stewart, here
Oct. 6-Miamisburg, here
26-Thursday, Troy, here
Nov. 3-Piqua, there
Dec. 8-Springfield, there
Feb. 2-Troy, there
3 at Beavercreek
20-at West Carrollton
May 1-at Oakwood
5-at Piqua CM.V.L.J
8-at West Carrollton
Apr. 18-Chaminade at U. D.
May 6-Miami Valley League,
Apr. 18-Miamisburg, there
es are also scheduled with
Eaton, Piqua, Springfield, T1'oy,
3016 E. Third Street 303 Troy Street
ICE CREAM AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
'Wvhere Walkilig Sundues Learned to Walki'
WALKING SUNDAES . . . MILK SHAKES . . . MALTED MILKS
Delicious Grilled Sandwiches
C. E. MONNIER
To The Class of
MOLER'S BELMONT DAIRY CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Independently Owned and Operated
1Ve deliver in all parts of the city
3230 Smithville Road Phone KE 9211
Q.iDHOT0GRAPHS of QISTINCTION
MIX 3541 370 Quitman S
R A Y 7 S
Modern Payment Plan
Pressing is our business any time
you are ready!
A Real Convenience In Buying
The Right Oakwood Press Shop
Graduation 33 PARK AVE'
40 WEEKS T0 PAY Pressing Dry Cleaning
N0 Interest-No Carrying Charge
108 South Main Street AD- 2175
Devon Ave. Pasadena Wa. 0202
Groceries, Fresh Meat,
Candy, Pop, Ice Cream
BAYHAN Pure Oil SERVICE
2331 Far Hills Ave.
Pure Batteries - Yale Tires
Washing and Lubrication
Minor Motor Repairing
Phone No. Wa. 0103
BUEKER,S MUSIC STORE
30 North Ludlow
BUESCHER - OLDS - SELMER
GIBSON MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
FRED G. MILLER
38 W. Second St. HEmlock 1248
Opposite Miami Hotel
The H. E. FISHER Feed Co.
WM. RIFE COMPANY
122 soUTH LUDLOW STREET
Elgin - Hamilton -A Bulova Watches
For Schaeffer Lifetime Pens
EVERY NEED Diamond Rings
Baby Chicks, Poultry Supplies and COMPLETE LUZEIFIPIE GRADUATION
Layaway---10 Pay Plan---Charge Accounts
Oakdale and Marshall Rd. Wa. 6685 PHONE AD. 2061
JAMES SERVICE STATION BARBER 81 BEAUTY SHOP
Shell Gasoline and Oils WE SATISFY
Goodyear Tires and Tubes
Emry James, Prop.
2536 Farhills Ave. Phone Wa. 0191 2415 Far Hills Ave' Wa' 1504
201 Dixie Ave.
OPEN 24 HOURS
C o M P A N Y
High Grade Storage Batteries and
Flash Light Batteries
"At The Propeller"
Brandt Pike and Virginia Drive
FUTURE SECURITY for
The High School Graduate
Your High School training,
plus advanced professional
training for business, will as-
sure you of employment oppor-
tunities and future security.
As a Secretary, an Avrount-
ant, you will earn a good salary,
while preparing for promotion.
Several hundred Employment
Calls are received by our Place-
ment Bureau each year.
Second and Ludlow Streets
BASTIAN BROS. CO
Manufacturing Jewelers 81 Engravers
ROCHESTER, N. Y.
Official jewelers and stationers to
Fairmont High School
GEORGE 0. SWEETMAN
317 Fernwood Drive
Compliments and Congratulations
To the Class of 1939 from
Adam Ballman's Sons
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Central Market 67-69
Hot Houses and Gardens, Valley Pike
THE ROEMHILDT COMPANY
B H. Smith 20 Stockton Ave.
S 1 R presentative Southern Hills
THE CLASS of 1939
THE DAYTON STREET TRANSIT CO.
BRADFORD 81 ROUTSON G
F une ral Home
DEPENDABLE FUNERAL SERVICE
AT MODERATE COST
W. E. KLEPPNER
k d A Wa. 3271
SOUTH PARK BARBER SHOP
C. F. BRANDING, Prop.
930 Brown Street FU 2832
We invite you to visit us
in our new location Very Reasonable Prices
401 So. Main St.
at Franklin ARTISTS,
GENUINE PARTS Co. DRAWING
Auto Parts - Equipment
Large Parking Lot for Patrons
Machine Shop Service L' Inc'
126 E. 3rd St. ADams 4121
The F. W. Lotz Paper Company
Wrapping Paper - Twines -- Paper Towels Sl Toilet Papers
Libbey Glassware - Restaurant Supplies
Phone ADan1s 7224 607-609 E. 3rd Street
Repairs on all Makes
and Models of Cars
We use only the
highest quality parts
Call W'A 0283 for Service
25-27 East Drive Dayton, Ohio
Are Essential For
For a complete line of
Mechanical, Woodworking or
Metalworking Tools and
General Mill Supplies
Paragon Tool 81 Supply
C o ln p a n y
N. E. Cor. Third 81 Madison Streets
I1 Emlock 1912
L. M. BERRY 81 CO.
Standard Oil Products
Complete Lubricating Service
2418 Far Hills Avenue
Compliments To The Class of '39
RIAL T. PARRISH
MORRIS SONS CO.
1809 East Third Street Dayton, Ohio
0AKWOOD'S NEW THRILL
We serve Week Day Noon Lunch and Evening Dinners
or on Sunday
WE SPECIALIZE-A Sunday Fried Chicken Dinner
Real Home Cooked Food
E, E. Hirsch 24-14 Far Hills Avenue
is QJLLTEST Sysreq
TELLING'S f f ICE CREAM
Sold Exclusively in Your Cafeteria
THE TELLING-BELLE VERNON COMPANY
B. A. GRENIER, Mgr.
AD 1212 AD 1213
The oLD MILL Tavern KRUGEWS Grocery 81
FRIED CHICKEN AND STEAK
Accommodations for Parties VEGETABLES MEATS GROCERIES
2800 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, Ohio 2322 Far Hills Ave. Wa 6621
The Ship's Log
School opens. Freshies go to
class looking like they had seen
7-Bendig, Dalton, Geiger, Turner,
Zeller stage mad rush for cafe-
8-Southern Hills students privi-
leged characters. School waits
until they arrive.
-The ex-seniors take a curtain
call just before departing for
their new Alma Maters-Good
13-Kenneth Whisler drinks 6 glasses
of punch after P. T. A. meeting.
14-New senior in Miss Kennedy's
room. Name? Fido, the pup.
15-Fairmont sends Ann to Rike's
for the high school girls' tea.
16-Arcanum cancels game because
the team was cutting tobacco.
Bond Issue Assembly led by
22-Fairmont-Butler game. Score
27-0. Today is our annual Fresh-
Mr. John S. Moore talks on con-
ditions in Europe.
-Fairmont-Sidney game. We lost
Three buses journey to Ohio
State-Indiana game. Bashful
boys. Mr. Epps had to remove
several girls who tried to stow-
away on the boys' bus.
Fairmont-Miamisburg game re-
sults in a loss to Fairmont. As-
sembly on football in the sta-
dium. Mr. Epps explains plays.
Question and answer assembly
over P. A. system. Boys beat
girls. Nancy Britton has highest
Six weeks grades due. Fairmont
plays Xenia here with another
loss to our dis-credit.
Senior play rehearsals begin.
Fire prevention assembly spon-
sored by Miss Powell.
Grade cards are out. My, some
of the expressions on the stu-
man day. dents' faces!
Go To HOFFMAN'S
For Compliments of
Groceries Meats Th
Gem City Ice Cream Good Candy BUNNELL LUMBER CU,
Open 7 A. M.-9 P. M. Sundays Inclusive 901 Shmver Road Wa 2042
2803 Far Hills Avenue
March 6, 1939
When we were kids on the farm graduating from High School was an
"all important day." Everyone was up bright and early hurrying to get the
chores done for the rest of the day would he spent at school-graduation, then
a big picnic for everyone. And we did enjoy it too liecause we knew many
years of hard work would follow.
But times have changed at lot, with all the keen competition and higher
education one must apply himself and do his hest or he will lose out in this
game called 'slifef' I ran across this poem the other dayg thought maybe youll
like it too:
llm gonna try to play the game
And play it hard and play it fair.
I may not win, but just the same
I'm gonna try to do my share.
I may not always meet the test
As well as some more clever guy.
But while my heart beats in my chest
I'm gonna try!
I'm gonna try to he a friend
That folks can trust and who may know
Will he the same clear to the end,
Whether the luck runs high or low.
I'll hitch my wagon to a star
And set n1y goal up in the sky,
And though I may not get that far
I'm gonna try!
Here's hoping you a real successful life ahead and just say to yourself-
I'll flop at times-hut never mind, I'm gonna try!
J. L. WILLS
Wills Coal Co.
Dayton Camera Shop
I , 'Q
Kodak Supplies Greeting Cards Mrs' Marun S Beauty Shop
No. l Third St. Arcade Dayton, Ohio Wa 5221 4 Irvington Ave
-Ruth Potter gets lost in Xenia. Louis Witt speaks. Chorus sings
The "Johnny-laws" had to find and taps are sounded.
her lost automobile for her! 15.-Seniors take 0, S, U, psycho-
21-West Carrollton game. Score logical test,
12-0- 22-S h t k th o. s. U.
-Miss Kennedy's English class tire, cgguiirsss il? take :hem-g
gives radio Pl3Y- 23--Pep assembly before the Oak-
-POVCGF, Smith, Ahd6I'S0h, Mar- wood game. Mr. Haines and Mr.
till, Rauch, .l0l1I'h6y to Columbus Barnes each lead cheers.
with Mr- Somers- A good time 24-Thanksgiving day. Today we
had by 311- Who WHS that Chl- play Oakwood and today we lose.
cago football player, Ruth? 14.0, Bitter cold,
-Pasadena bus breaks down on 29-Grade cards come out again.
Stroop Road. Walking is popu- 30-Publiizity assembly for the sen-
lar. ior p ay.
28lTroy game by-ings our rating Dec. 1-Kenneth-Whisler shows pictures
down. 6-13. Sue Hauser slaps a of has tmp Wffstg
Freshmanrs rescue. bertj' which is a complete sell-
-Mr. Haines thinks he will like Out' .
next eafs chorus All the Sen- 6-Croomng on the late bus excep-
- y- ' tionally good. Heard on the said
1OrS.W1H be gone' program: "Let me call you
Nov. -Senior skating party at Skate-
land. S45 made.
-No school. Teachers go to con-
vention at Columbus.
-Armistice Day assembly. Rabbi
Sweetheartn and "Home on the
Robert Hoover is seen walking
around the halls with a Fresh-
man girl. Who is she?
OAKDALE LUMBER 81 MILLWORK CO.
G'When it's lumber, dial our number!"
Wilmington Pike and Stroop Road Wa 1191
E. R. GRANT
W. G. Jenkins, Mgr.
6'Flowers for all occas s
Fine Quality Dayton Deliveric
3 Dixie Ave. Wa 4221
Wilillington Pike Phone Wa 2924 Southern Hills
CIVIL - Q- LANDSCADI:-ENGINEED.
THE M. D. LARKIN COMPANY
115-121 E. Third sf.
Machinery - Factory Supplies - Tools - Hardware - Contractors'
Equipment - Pipe - Valves - Fittings - Electrical Supplies,
Apparatus and Lamps - Lighting Fixtures
AMERICAN DRY GINGER ALE COMPANY
526 Keowee St. FU 6664
Fisher's Pure Fruit Drinks
The Laurel Biscuit Co.
Both in and out of school it's
Laurel Crackers and Cakes that
MEATS build stronger bodies.
Springfield Pike Phone Ke. 5131 400 Webster Phone Ad. 8135
To over one hundred thousand customers-and complete service, too.
The DAYTON POWER 81 LIGHT COMPANY
9-First basketball game of the
season. Fairmont 20, Springfield
12-Mr. Somers ill.
13-Many chairs upset while Miss
Hartsock works on paper.
14-Freshmen think malice are my
15-Several new students enroll at
Fairmont. Welcome, folksies.
16-Fairmont plays Chaminade at
the coliseum and beats them 26-
20. Paul Prass high scorer.
19-W. P. A. orchestra presents fine
concert. Christmas carols played
for students to sing.
20-Fairmont la s Wilmington at
. . D Y
21-Christmas Pageant assembly by
French I and Chorus. Speelman
pinch-hits for prof.
23-Fairmont plays Parker Co-op
-School reopens. Work starts on
the new addition to our building.
Bus stops changed to the front
of the building.
4-V. Lowry, D. Burns, J. Severs,
and E. Ross turn apple-polishers.
5-Miracles will never cease-Wal-
ther is on time.
6-Fairmont plays Sidney there.
9-Fairmont negative debate team
beats the O. S. S. O. Home af-
firmative team. Paul Speelman
rated the most poised high
school student by the judges.
10-Many Scotch jokes circulating
among the seniors.
11--Concert band plays in assembly.
13-Fairmont court of justice opens.
Carl Odell Geiger presiding.
Bailiff-Edwin Kemp Prugh.
der McGowan Worman. Council
for the Defense-George Fred-
erick Monnier. First Defendant
-Rosemary Trietsch. Second
Defendant-June Koors. Wit-
nesses-James Tille, Earl Sev-
ers, Faye Glauner, and Thelma
O'Neill Service Station
139 Far Hills Wa 0122
DAYTON KEY SHOP
Our Business Selling and Servicing
LOCKS KEYS DOOR, CHECKS
18 E. 4th St. Adams 3752 Dayton, Ohio
17-Most of the students are worry-
ing about exams, but a few are
nonchalant, or something like
-Fairmont-Xenia game, there.
-Beverley in -class on time, all
25-Tanis conducts Prass to his class
in Room 205.
26-M. E. Jackson journeys to New
York and returns 9 days later.
27-Picture assembly by Miss Wil-
son and Carl Geiger.
30-Assembly featuring Mr. Joel
Guin of the Allied Youth Organ-
-Smith and Glauner happen to
meet in the hall.
Gochoel in oflice as usual the
3-Fairmont tangles with Troy,
-Absentee list hits the high rec-
ord because of the flu.
-Sophomore English class works
feverishly on Dragon.
10-Fairmont is engaged in another
basketball game with Piqua.
13-Freshman elbow caused Dick
Burris' black eye.
14-Valentines for the fair. Harsh-
man boys win intra-murals by
1 point over Pasadena.
-Mr. Couser holds economics
class after school, eh, Marge?
17-Fairmont and Greenville play
-Dr. Aiken of O. S. U. looks us
21-Colored balloons make the Hi-Y
dance festive. Another spell of
-Bless George Washington for
giving us another holiday.
23-Prugh-Anderson debate team
battle Marysville. Severs slides
out of French class.
24-Fairmont defeats our back yard
rival, Oakwood, 32-28. Another
mark on the board for our Alma
27-Senior girls caught snow-balling
by his honor, Mr. Prass. Won't
they ever grow up?
28-Miss Vogelsang gets ticket from
Alex Worman turns caveman.
2-We lose to Springfield in tourna-
ment 18-16. Mr. Somers returns.
3-Twenty students go too early to
tournament and come back to
6-Pobst has embarrassing acci-
7-M. E. Jackson worried about
8-Miss Kennedy finds lost reports.
9-Five teachers out of school.
10-Dick Burns stubs toe.
15-Carl Geiger celebrates 18th
16-M. A. Rauch treats College Re-
view to cinnamon balls.
-Soloists off to Miami.
18-Band and chorus strut at Miami.
20-Sophomores sponsor skating
-Russ Young and Betty Zeller
have tete-a-tete in Economics.
22-Bookkeeping students work a
-Jimmie Tille visited by his fe-
male Oakwood admirers.
-Bill Sauerman blushes as he
recovers lock from girls' rest-
-Willard Hannah has another
28-Ruth Giele washes face.
29-Irene Davis defends her home
30-Eddie Ashenfelter speaks.
31-Fred Haas becomes expert at
Apr. 3-Eddie Dalton nearly dies at his
4-Doc Grissom lets hair grow.
5-Everybody happy as we leave
for spring vacation.
10-Bill Bushong has a crush on that
11-Bob Knox fiirts with senior girls
-Marjorie Center and Emmaline
Nowlin "ordered" limburger
cheese sandwiches at Kone Kav-
13-Jean Allen hits Pud Wills with
Junior Play, another feather in
Miss Funk's hat.
Alice Daughters plays sick.
Vincent Lehman stars in mer-
20-Elmer Blocher loses pretty hat.
Dana McFall thrills all with ac-
25-P. T. A. style show.
26-Mr. Ross Wagner still arguing
with Babette Martin.
Many Fairmontonians smitten
with spring fever.
28-Everybody tuning up for state
solo ensemble at Oberlin.
-Bob Allen gives posy to Betty
2-Warren Hull shaves.
3-Kay Kolb loses dignity.
4--Charles Skenes loans money
5-Wanda Smith still making up
8-James Hartsock "wakes the
dead" with huge tomato can.
9-Doris Eshbaugh washes hair.
11-Mr. Homer Wagner chases Jack
Turner down hall.
12-Kenny Whisler buys tablet.
COnce in a lifetimej.
15-Sue Poth changes hairdress.
What, again ?
16-David Adams speechless. There
went a blonde.
18-Mildred Burns writes brother's
19-Richard Barney stars in base-
22-Charlotte Burkhardt cleans out
Jimmie Hunter's locker.
23-P. T. A. has final meeting.
24-Dale Seekamp teeters on ladder.
25-James Dexter crams for exams.
29-Many proud papas at Honor
-School strangely empty and
quiet without seniors.
-Graduation! Commencement! A
fond farewell l
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