Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH)
- Class of 1944
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NO TIRES NO GAS BUT NO LACK OF
ENTHUSIASM FOR TEACHING ON THE PART OF THE FACULTY
THEY ARE COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF
War time has given D. L. Barnes, Van Buren
township superintendent, many new and
different problems. Most important among
them, perhaps, is the ever--increasing school
population and hand in hand with that, the
weighing of building capacities and teaching
ln solving these problems in the districts
four schools-F a i r m o n t , Dorothy Lane,
Southern Hills and Pasadena-Mr. Barnes
has done a remarkable job. A fifth, Green-
mont, will come under his jurisdiction next
fall when it opens.
Maintaining a curriculum in Fairmont to
meet both war and peace-time needs is the
problem confron-ting Principal I. E. Prass.
Assisting Principal Prass in carrying out these
demands on the educational system is a corps
of twenty-three well-trained teachers, all out-
standing in their respective fields.
Whenever one of the staff needs help Mr.
Prass is ready to lend a hand.
Pupils and teachers alike find him a "friend
Best Wishes from Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company
EDUCATION IN WAR
'lltry tull inrrrrttt til tltft r'lmrr5w:5 lf-iiigr l'lf'tl'Illi nlwrrut
lry tlrzr win is l,C?'JilHllItQ tw lc mllrrvtofl in tlrf: rcwniitist-
tnnnts in tlio fNIItOll!'l1OI1l and ngfrrisnqufsnt mrgrnnizatioit nl
mn swliools. Many ni our laovs and qirls fire clesmtiirfr
tlmir vlassrrumns anrl are tftkinfj Crnployniont in wfn' in-
dustries, Contrary to the lr-lint nt many yttnfrnts, wut
military Autttfnities, as well FS Cduvertris, vif3vv tltis
egxfrfius lroru tlifb vlfissrn-'Jnts witlt alarm.
I1Vlty are the military servims r'ortc'c1irrml try lltc fic'
l'ttl'lLlT9 of our Cliilfflrefn irorn tlio wlassrfwm? T510 nnswti-r
is that Qduration has niacin a luiilliftnt vrrntrilgrution to
Arne-rt'it's rapavity for virtory. Colonel lians Christian
Arifirrtsort nt tim United Stitfvs Army Air Frrwes says:
"When full credits are given tcr time instrurnonts ntl
Victory, tltc Anne-ricarl system ol Qfltimrti: n, all tltv Wray
trnm qrricin srlifols to univcrsitios, will tqe rictlrly rofguq-
r1i2Cil for tltvir eirteitive contribution."
Recent statistics show that alnicst it inillictn laoys and
TIME IS A PROBLEM
girls lmvf: witlvlrrrvvii lrftn tltf' sflrrrrls fit tlu- llrutwl
States. Tlrcsf' YUl1Il'l ymuplo svn un fqvprvilttrtity lrr rnfalc-
inq money that lms never l'0toro pmscntori itsolt. Many
lmve the urge to do smnntltinrr that will rnakf' n frreatrtr
cnntributinn toward winning tits wrtr. Sonic nfzml tw qw
to work to support ta lanlily wlirso lfrlltc-r lrns lcncn
inriuvtefi into the Aimed Fruvns.
Tltfv lmttle stutifwn tor yruutlt is in tlrrt vlfrss rrrcvn. INC
tnust rcvnstantly reorqfrnizc tlro vurrif'ulurn tm moot tlro
needs oi youtlr. ln some softicuns ot our vountry srltcmls
have been Closed tor lack of toavltnrs. A sswonfi ywrnl,-lem
is tn maintain a proporly tr.-ainofl tru-rvliiiifr staff. To do
tltis is l'tQr:0rriit'1fq increasinrqly Hiitifiilt lrcrtritiisrr til clointirids
ul the Armed Forces and influstry.
Our educational system will lv r'lr.marf?rl lrtrt lT MUST
NOT BE SACFKIFICED TO 'llllf GOD Ol' INAH. Until
their Country rails them, wo slic,vulCi lO"fTf7 tlio youtlt ot
tlio nation in the classroom.
--Stttfc2ri1'ttf'ttrtftrt D. L. Bfrrnrs
lVlf'n1lwt-'rs fit tin Prtiirl til lf'tuifftt'm1 lvfrlpttuft rilvfr Qc'li1t'f-ittmml War titnw prnrirlfrrrtzz arf' lf. l, Hfntsffil, l'ltf'J2tfrl' lv'lrwyPr
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R K E R S
A LIBRARY SCENE
Baslqetball anfl physival litness traininfg
kept Mr. Vincent Arnold "on the oo" durinq
the school year. Leadino the DBAGONS to
htfgh honors in the Miami Valley Leaque and
preparinq senior boys for army or naval
physical traininfg were two jobs well done.
'l'eachinf.q sophomores history and scoutinq
in the football season are more ot his duties.
Debate and speech work are Toni C. Bat
tin's specialties. l-le teaches juniors and
seniors to become better public speakers. Mr.
Battin also has junior boys in the personality
development classes and endeavors to direct
them toward clearer thinkinq and better
Mrs. l. B. Browns task is to keep everything
runninq smoothly in the ottice. Whenever
anyone is late it's Mrs. Brown who listens to
oxfiuses, and whenever aiiythitifg is mixed up
it's Mrs. Brown who comes to the rescue with
Post-war problems, the United States and its
:government were some oi the discussion
topics led by Mr. B. Friend Couser and his
civics classes. ln addition to teachinq civics
to seniors, he teaches economic geography
and is one of the junior advisers.
Entertainment is Miss Leah l7unck's spef
cialty. She directed the junior and senior
plays and many outstandinq assembly per
tormances. ln addition to her dramatic work,
Miss Funck has several English classes.
Another "morale builder" is Mr. Clark
They Work Diligently
Haines, who is in charge of the music depart-
ment. He is busy directing the band, girls'
glee club and mixed chorus. He puts the
"pep" into the pep assemblies.
Alter the present conflict, occupational
therapy tor the wounded soldiers will be the
concern of many. Mr. Leland Hall is prepar-
ing our boys and girls, the men and Women
ot tomorrow, to create objects with the various
machines in the shop, a training which may
help provide jobs for the unemployed and
help wounded soldiers find peace ot mind in
As Dean ot Girls, Miss Helen Hartsock acts
as a kind and understanding counselor, urg-
W Vincent Arnold
Tom C. Battin
, Q Mrs. I. B. Brown
- Leah Funck
. Charles Grice
M. E. Hinton
ing girls to be better scholars and helping
them choose their studies and vocations. Latin
may be mastered in her department.
Chemistry and physics are Mr. Milo I.
Herr's specialties. Teaching these subjects
and Science I provided a full schedule for
him. He is also one of the National Honor
Society sponsors and a junior class adviser.
Mr. M. Edgar Hinton's job is to teach the
natural sciences. Under his direction the
biology classes probe into mysteries of plant
and animal lite. He is also responsible for
showing oi the many educational films for
the assemblies and classes.
From Hamilton comes Mr. Russell E. Hus-
ton, replacing Mr. William Ramsey, now at
Miami University. Mr. Huston's job is to teach
our boys to read blueprints, plans and speci-
E. Friend Couser
Russell H. Huston
. Friends To All Pupils
lications, and to interpret them. Interested in
the youth oi today, Mr. Huston also advises
the Fairmont Hi-Y chapter.
Seniors preparing lor special training in
the Armed Forces or for college have had
their English instruction from Miss Laura Ken-
Mary Virginia Lacy
Mrs. Russell I. Long
nedy. Helping to develop the "Good Neigh-
bor Policy," she also teaches pupils to speak
Spanish, the language of our southern
Whether girls are preparing for college,
war Work, or home making, neatness in dress
is important. Miss Mary Virginia Lacy teaches
her home economics pupils the art ot dress-
ing well. She also teaches English and is
co-sponsor ot the Girl Reserves.
From Hicksville, Ohio, comes Mrs. Russell
I. Long, journalism and English instructor.
Supervising the publication ot the DRAGON,
newspaper, every month and the DRAGON,
yearbook, was a task ot some consequence.
She also teaches English and is responsible
for school publicity.
Perhaps Fairmont's greatest aid to Uncle
Sam and the war eriort is Miss Laura Mar-
shall, Who, with the aid ot her oitice practice
group, has been responsible for all war
stamps and bonds sold through the school.
Miss Marshall teaches typing and shorthand
classes and is the schools financial secretary.
ln the latter office she keeps records ot all
incomes and expenditures oi various school
Strong and healthy bodies, as well as strong
minds, are needed for reliable citizens of to-
morrow. Through her excellent leadership in
PUPILS AT WORK IN
gym and hygiene classes, including first aid
instruction, Miss Gladys Powell is stimulating
this need. She is also sponsor oi the Girls'
Athletic Association and the Fairmont chap-
ter ot the American lunior Red Cross.
ln Mr. Richard Somers' classes, students
study general business, bookkeeping, busi-
ness Civics and merchandising. Mr. Somers
has done most ot the photography lor the
yearbook, spending many hours getting
"shots" oi students in school activities.
Miss Florence Stott is also a "butter" in the
oltice. Typing and general office work are
her main duties. She typed most ol the copy
tor the yearbook and the paper. A bright
smile from her has made many a student
happier on a rainy day.
Art is correctly called a morale builder, for
it provides rest and relaxation for many, in
addition to the opportunities ottered to the
conscientious student. Experiences gained in
Working with color, sketching, pottery, weav-
ing, and poster Work develop art appreciation
tor all in Miss Rachel Urich's classes.
CLASS ROOM INSTRUCTION VARIES
Although rationing made it rather difficult
for the usual varied menu, Miss Helen Vogel-
sang and her competent cafeteria stall served
many wholesome, appetizing lunches to the
student body. She teaches cooking, by which
means she prepares the future homenialcers
to serve attractive, well-balanced diets.
Students desiring more extensive work in
mathematics will find Mr. Homer Wagner
willing to oblige with courses in Algebra ll,
trigonomeiry, and solid and plane geometry.
Besides this full time job, he acts as assistant
principal, treasurer of the athletic funds, and
official time-keeper at the games. He is also
a senior class advisor.
'lb Miss Christine Vtfahl goes the task of
teaching English, history, and personal typ-
ing. Special emphasis is given to juniors pre-
paring for college. Besides these classes, her
extra time is spent Working with the
National Honor Society.
Coach Hadley Watts has had a busy season
keeping his boys in top condition, promoting
health, first aid, cooperation, and good sports-
manship. Besides his regular health classes,
he coached an outstanding football team.
The kindly gentleman in room lU9 is Mr.
George Vlfeimer, who prepares incoming
freshmen for higher mathematics and the out-
going seniors for future training, whether it
V 5, V-l2, or ASTP, Mr. Weinier is a fresh-
man class adviser.
For required or leisure reading, Miss Mir-
Pictured below are some ol the members of the Home Economics classes learning the principles oi canning fruits and vegetables.
Shepherds. angels and the wise men were snapped by the camerman alter the annual presentation ot
the Christmas story, the final program before the holiday season.
PROGRAMS GIVE RELAXATION
iam Wilson supplies the students with interesting novels
and nonfiiction books. She also teaches freshman English,
supervises the bookstore, and orders the classroom instruc-
tion films. She is Girl Reserve co-adviser.
Mr. Robert Mitchell and Mr. Charles Grice are the
most popular men around school when someone spills
a bottle ot ink, when paper is all over the shower and locker
rooms, or when Walks need clearinq. Theirs is a big task-
keepinq the building clean and doinq small iavors for
faculty and students alike, yet each of them does his tasks
cheerfully and quickly.
lames Wallace, William 9"
Pontis, and William Perch-
ment are preparing the stage
for the senior class play by
renovating some furniture.
A scene from the Industrial
Arts department shows
Norma H o w a r d and Karl
Gruqin at work on a proiect.
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SHOP BOYS ARE SHOWING COMPLETED GAMES
MADE FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.
NO MEAT. FEW MEN . . . BUT NO LACK OF
STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN SERIOUS CLASSROOM WORK . . .
DRAGON REVIEWS SENIOR ACTIVITIES
ln the midst ot war, many boys and girls of the Class
of '44 now iind themselves struggling to bring about a
When the class first came to Fairmont, war was lar
from their rrrinds, With the election ol Shelby Proiitt twho
is serving in the army in Brazill as president, the year's
activities began. Other orlrcers were Ruth Anna Hart,
secretary, and llah lean Preston, treasurer. A skating
party at "Skatelarrd" and a picnic at Bryan State Park,
which was espevially enjoyed by the girls, were social
During the sophomore year, the group ioined in the
spirit like old troopers. By electing Carl Hanrm as presi-
dentg Torn Koors, vice president: Ruth Anna Hart, secre-
t-rry, Carl Klemrrr, treasurer, and llah lean Preston, social
r-lrairnran, the group was active in school affairs, A dance
and luncheon was given for the class at the Wishing
Well in Centerville,
But it was December 7, l94l, that Pearl llarbor was
attacked. Frorn that day on, the class lelt the pressure ol
war. Members who entered the Armed Forces before
r-orrrpleting their schooling were Don Tlrarr, Shelby
Protitt and lack Peters.
By the junior year the battle tor peace was in lull
swing and so was the school: scrap drives, bond buying,
ratiorrirrg. George Lenning was named president, Carl
Hamm, vice president, Ieanne Thygerson, secretary, and
llah lean Preston, treasurer. Four members of the class
were elected to membership in the honor society: Edward
Benson, Shirley Leinweber, Donald Placke, and leanne
Tlrygersorr. The junior play was "Don't Take My Penny,"
directed by Miss Leah Furrck. Leads were taken by
Elaine Huber and George Lenning. The Iunior-Senior
Prom was the last social event ot the year. George
Lenning, Ned Ftasor, Ilah lean Preston, and William
Walther were the speakers at the banquet,
War came closer to the pupils' lives as graduation
approached. Six took the accelerated course in Oakwood
summer' school and completed their schooling Ianuary
Zi. Included were Betty Wooley, now a nurse cadet,
Christ Hospital, Cincinnatig Eugene Riel, Ohio State
pre-medical student: William Perchment, Armed Forces:
Eugene Huffman, Armed Forcesg Robert Kalter, Wheaton
College, Illinois, Elmer Scott, V-5 program, Iohn Carroll
University, Cleveland. George Lerrning completed his
work to enter V fr naval training at Dartmouth March l.
The senior boys mildly experienced military life in
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ABBOTT ARMSTRONG ASHWORTH BENSON BORTON BOWSER
BRUGLER CARNEY CHLEBEK CONOVER I. COOK R. COOK
COPPOCK COX CRANE CRESS DEMMER DENHAM
MARY IANE ABBOTT . . . "Ianie" . . . Roosevelt l . . . BETTY ARMSTRONG . .
"Armie" . . . Cafeteria . . . MARGARET ASHWORTH . . . "Maggie" . . . G. A. A. . . .
EDWARD BENSON . . . "Eddie" . . . Class President 4, Honor Society, Hi-Y, Dramatius,
Publications . . . DORIS BORTON . . . Transfer, lronton 4, Publications . . . IAMES
BOWSER . . . "lim" . . . Football, Baseball . . . PATRICIA LEE BRUGLER . . . "Pat"
G. R., G. A. A., President 4, Sports . . . CHELLIS CARNEY . . . "Teddy"
. . . Sacred
Heart, N. Y., 3, Publications, Student Council, Dramatics, Sports . . . ROBERT CHLEBEK . . .
"Bob" . . . IUNE CONOVER . . . "Iunie" . . . G. R., Cafeteria . . . IACQUES COOK...
Belmont l, Cafeteria, Pageant, Scholarship . . . ROBERT COOK . . . "Bobbie" . . . Hi-Y,
Drarnatics: Band, Orchestra . . . EDITH COPPOCK . . . "Sis' '... G. A. A .... ETHEL COX
.,.N. F. L. Cafeteria . . . LOUISE CRANE . . . "Lou" . . . G. A. A., Band, Orchestra,
Publications, Girl Reserves . . . NORMA CRESS . . . "Cressy" . . . Girl Reserves, Basket-
ball, Cafeteria . . . HAROLD DEMMER ...' 'Demu . . . Fairview 2, Baseball . . . WINIFRED
DENHAM . . . "Winnie" . . . Glee Club, Band . . . ELEANOR DUEBNER . . . "Duebie" . . .
Girl Reserves, G. A. A., Glee Club . . . AILEEN DUGAN . . . "Duqie" . , , Belmont ly
Basketball, Baseball . . . DELORES DUKES . . . "Dulcesie" . . . Belmont 3 . . . GENEVIEVE
EADS. . . "Ge-nny" . . .G. A. A.
Best Wishes from Braun's Market and Select Cleaners
A me a '44
DEUBNER DUGAN DUKES EADS ENSCOE FREMONT
FREY GERDES GETTER GOENS GOFFE GOULD
GRAETER GRAY GROSS F. GRUGIN K. GRUGIN GUIVIMERE
PATRICIA ENSCOE . . . "P.1t' '... Cafeteria: G. A. AJ Cleo Cluh . . . CARSON
FREMONT . . . N. F. L., Vine President 4g Dmmatiwsq Debate . . . HARRIET FREY . . .
"ll.it" . . . Ptiqeant . . . WILLIAM E. GERDES . . . "Bill" . . . MARIORIE GETTER . . .
"lVlf.1rqie' '.,. Gill Reservesg Chorus: Book Storey Cafeteriuy G. A. A .... CHARLOTTE
GOENS . , . "Cl1otty" . . . Stiveis 35 Cttieterin . . . CHRISTINE GOFFE . . . "Chris" . . . Citie-
teiifiq Tennis . . . DOROTHY GOULD . . . lVl.ulert.'e Ilitgh 75 Cafeteria . . . ROBERT
GRAETER . . . "Rel-' '... DORIS GRAY . . . G. A. A.: llowkey . . . LOUISE GROSS
. . . 'Blondie' '... Cafeteria . . . FORREST GRUGIN . . . "Whitey" . . . Football
Marmqerg Footlnallp Golf . . . KARL GRUGIN . . . "Greg" . . . Athletic Council: Footlnallg
Iinsketlmlly Track . . . IOANNE GUIVIMERE . . , "Gummie" . . . Girl Reservesp Dramatirs
. , . CARL HAMM . . . "Bone" . . . Class President 3g Vice President 47 Athletic Countgilg
lli-Yg Footlmllp Baslcetlmll . . . LOIS HANBACK . . . Publicationsy G. A. A. . . . MABEI.
HARNED . . . "Ellie" . . . G. A. A.y Glee Child . . . ALICE HEAD . . . "Head" . . .
Diftmntiwsg Basketlmll . . . CHARLES HEITZMAN . . . "Charlie" . . . PATRICIA HOLTVOGT
. . . "Pitt" . . . Girl Resorvesg Music' Councilp Mixed Chorusg Sports.
Best Wishes 'from Patterson Coal and Supply Company and Bob's Super Service
Hem af '44
HANBACK HARNED HEAD HEITZMAN HOLTVOGT
HOWARD HUBER HUFFMAN HULL HURST
E. IONES L. IONES KALTER KEMPER KING
IOANNE HOOVER . . . "ld '... G. A. A.: Baud . . . NORMA HOWARD . . , G. A. A.:
Girl Reserves: Paqeant: Chorus . . . ELAINE HUBER . . . "Hubie' '... Sccial Chairman:
Student Council: Girl Reserves: Dramatics: G. A. A.: Band: Glee Club: Assembly Corn-
mittee . . . EUGENE HUFFMAN . . . "Gene" . . . Transfer, Middletown 4: Hi-Y: Navy V-5
Mt. Pleasant, Mich .... ZOA HULL . , . G. A. A.: Pageant: Chorus . . . NELSON HURST
. . . "Nellie" . . . Athletic Council: Football: Basketball: Track . . . MARGARET IOHNSON
. . . "lohnnie" . . . N. F. L. Secretary: Debate: Dramatics: G. A. A.: Girl Reserves:
Publications: Band . . . EUGENE IONES . . . "Budqe" . . . N. F, L. President: Drarnatics:
Debate: Pageant . . . LOUISE IONES . . . "Ionesy" . . . Girl Reserves: Trersurer ot Girls
Chorus: G. A. A.: Glee Club: Cafeteria . . . ROBERT KALTER . . . "Bob" . . . Graduated
Ianuary 21 . . . Wheaton College, Illinois . . . WILLIAM KEMPER . . . "Bill" . . .Soccer
RUTH KING . . . 'Queeriie' '... G. A. A.: Girl Reserves: Orchestra: Band: Glee Club
. . . VALERIE KISSINGER . . . "Kissie" . . . Roosevelt: Honor Society . . . CARL KLEMM
. . . "Fritz" . . . Class Officer: Football: Basketball . . . THOMAS KOORS . . . "Tommy"
. . . Vice President: Student Council: HLY: Football: Basketball.
Congratulations from Everybody's Office Outfitters and Stachler Dry Cleaning
KISSINGER KLEMM KOORS LEINWEBER LENNING LESHER
LINDEHMAN LUCAS MANKER MANN MAHCUM MARTIN
MASON MCCLURG MCCRAY MCFALL MCGREW MCKAY
GEORGE LENNING . . . Dartmouth College, U. S. N. H.: Publications: N. F. L.:
Dramatics . . . SHIRLEY LEINWEBER . . . "Shurl" . . , Band: Librarian: Girls Chorus
Secretary: Student Council: Honor Society . . . MARIORIE LESHER . . . "Snooks" . . .
Dramatics: G. A, A.: Chorus . . . TED LINDERMAN . . . Publications . . . ADELINE LUCAS
. . . "Red '.,. Basketball: Baseball . . . DWIGHT MANKER . . . Cafeteria . . . LAVONE
MANN ...' 'Bonnie' '... MARIORIE MARCUM ...' 'Margie' '... FREDA MASON . . .
DOROTHY MARTIN , . . "Dottie '... BETTY MCCLURG . . . Class Treasurer: Girl Reserves:
Glee Club . . . BETTY MCCRAY . . . G. A. A.: Girls Glee Club: Cafeteria . . . HARRY
MCGREW . . . Football . . . PAUL MCFALI. . . . "Mac' '... Debate: Orchestra: Band . , .
MARILYN McKAY . . . "Lynn" . . . Dramatics: Girls Glee Club: G. A. A. . . . BETTY
MEYERS . . . "Bet" . . . Harsham School: Honor Society . . . GEORGE MULLEN . . . "lody"
. . . I-lifY, Secretary 4: Football: Track . . . IANET NAAS . . . G. A. A. . . . IEAN NAFTZGER
. . . "Natts-catcher' '... Belmont l: Girls Chorus, President 4: Honor Society: N. F. L. . . .
LOUISE NOBLE . . . "Noble" . . . G. A. A .... DORIS O'NEAI. . . . Baseball . . . BETTY
OSBORN . . . "F1'itzie' '... G. A. A .... BETTY PARKS . . . "Parksy" . . . Girl Reserves:
Dramatics: Glce Club: Band: G. A. A.: Orchestra,
Congratulations from Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and F. W. Lotz Paper Co.
MEYERS MULLEN NAAS NAFTZGER NOBLE O'NEAL
OSBORN PARKS PHTTEN PERCHMENT PIERSON PLACKE
PONTIS PRESTON PROCUNIAR PUMMELL RALSTON RASOH
DOLORES PATTEN . . . "Dee" . . . Miarnisburq . . . WILLIAM PERCI-IMENT . . .
"Monk" . . . Stivers: Cafeteria: Football: Trark: Graduated lanuary 21 , . . SHIRLEY
PIERSON . . . Cafeteria: G. A. A ..,. DONALD PLACKE . . . "Don' '... Wilbur Wriqht l:
Honor Society: Basketball: Baseball: Orchestra: Dramatics . . . WILLIAM PONTIS . . .
"Wl'iiskers" . . . I-li-Y, Treasurer: Dramatics, Operetta . . . ILAH IEAN PRESTON . . .
"l. I." . . . Class Treasurer: Social Chairman: Girl Reserves: Dramatics: N. F. L.: Publi-
cations: Band: Orchestra . . . NETTIE PROCUNI1-XR . , . "Nelly Don" . . . Girl Reserves:
G, A. A.: Library . . . VIRGINIA PUMMELL . . . "lill' '... Belmont: Glee Club , . . IOAN
RALSTON . . . "lo" . . . Portsmouth: Cafeteria: Glee Club: Girl Reserves: Band . . . NED
RASOR . . . "Ned" . . . Student Council: Honor Society: N. F. L.: Band: Dramatics: Debate
. . . BETTY RICHARDS . . . "lVlyrt" . . . Honor Society: G. A. A.: Red Cross Council
MARVIN I. ROBINSON . . . "Robo" . . . Football: Basketball: Baseball . . . EUGENE RIEL
. , . Graduated lanuary Zl: Ohio State University . . . MYRTLE RING . . . "Myrt" . , .
Cafeteria: Glee Club: Basketball: Baseball: Tennis . . . GLEE ROGERS lnot picturedl . . .
"Puss" . . . Oakwood 3: N. F. l...: Girl Reserves: Cafeteria.
Best Wishes oi The Dayton Mold Co. and Miami Iacobs College
RICHARDS ROBINSON RIEL RING ROUDEBUSH SCHIEBREI.
SCOTT SHADE SHIVELY SHPODER B. SOTHERLAND S. SOTHERLAND
SPEELMAN STANSEL STEIN STOLL STEWART THOMAS
FRANKLIN R. ROUDEBUSH . . . "Frankie" . , . NANCY SCHIEBREL . . . "Nan" .
N. F. L., Girls Reserves, G. A. A., Cliorus, Pageant, Cateterit . . . ELMER SCOTT . . .
Graduated January Zl, lolin Carroll University, Cleveland , , . LOUISE SHADE . . .
"Arizona" . . . IEAN SHIVELY . . . "Ie-annie" . . . Basketball, Hockey . . . CHARLOTTE
SHRODER . . . "Chotty" . . . G. A. A .,.. BETTY SOTHERLAND . . . Sidney Z, Honor
Society, N, F. L., Girl Reserves, Drarnatics, Publications, Editor 4, Debate, G. A. A ....
SUZANNE SOTHERLAND . . . "Suzie" . . . Sidney 2, Class Treasurer 4, Girl Reserves,
President 4, Glee Club, Dramatics, Publications, Editor 4, G, A. A .... IOAN SPEELMAN
. . . Dramatics, Pageant . . . DOROTHY STANSEL . . . "Dot' '... Girl Reserves, G. A. A.,
Glee Club . . . RICHARD STEIN . . . "Ricl'iy" . . . Bexley, Columbus 2, Hi-Y, President 4,
Draniatics, Football Manager, Track . . . BETTY STOLL . . . G. A. A., Glee Club, Publica-
tions, Pageant . . . IAMES M. STUART . . . "Stu' '... Athletic Maniger 2, Publications,
Baseball, Football . . . IACK THOMAS . . . "Tommy" . . . Cafeteria . . . IEANNE THYGER-
SON . . . "Tiger" . . . Class Secretary 3, 4, Girl Reserves, Drarnatics, G. A. A., Band,
N. F. L., llonor Society , . . RICHARD TRAINOR . . . "Dick" . . . Football.
Congratulations irom H. L. Burnett Company and a Friend
1 grew of '44
THYGERSON TRAINOR UNDERWOOD VAN SCHAIK WAHL WALKUP
WALLACE WALTHER WEBSTER WELCH WHITELOW B. WILSON
C. WILSON H. WILSON WOOLLEY YAUS ZOPF HART
HELEN UNDERWOOD . . . Basketball . . . WILLIAM VAN SCHAIK . . . Fairmont,
1937-1941, Completed work at Reno, Nevada . . . IAMES R. WAHL . . . "lim" . . . Student
Council, President 4: Hi-Y: Drarnatics: Basketball: Baseball: Tennis . . . IACQUELINE
WALKUP . . . "Iackie" . . . Girl Reserves: Drarnatics: Sports . . . IAMES WALLACE . . .
"Wally" . . . Athletic Council: Hi-Y: Football: Baseball: Band: Track . . . WILLIAM
WALTHER . . . "Billy" . . . Student Council: Athletic Council: Football . . . DOROTHY
WEBSTER . . . "Dotty" . . . Wilbur Wright l: Pageant . . . THOMAS WELCH . . . "Tommy"
Dramatics: Basketball Manager: Band . . . MARY ANN WHITELOW . . . Cafeteria . . .
BARBARA WILSON . . . "Barbie" . . . Dramatics: Publications, Business Stall: Basketball
. . . CURTIS H. WILSON . . . "Curt" . . . HOWARD RAYMOND WILSON . . . Orchestra
. . . GEORGE D. WOODWARD Knot picturedl . . . HTOGl'1GdClH . . . N. F. L.: Drarnatics:
Debate: Baseball . . . BETTY WOOLLEY . . , Graduated lanuary 21: Christ Hospital, Cin-
cinnati . . . EVELYN YAUS . . . "Errens" . . . Dramatics: Glee Club: Publications . . .
KENT' ZOPF . . . Centerville 2: Student Council, Vice President 4: Hi-Y: Drarnatics:
Fencinq: Bookstore , . . RUTH ANNA HART . . . died, June, 1943.
Best Wishes from Meckstroth-Reger Shade Shop. Inc.
JUNIORS TAKE AN INTEREST
Savilla Meyers, Doris
Webster, Iune Som-
ers, Norma Iean
William Powell, lack
Cain, Edward Brad-
ford, Don Garwood,
Ralph Money, William
Westheld, Ray Hard-
ing, lack Thompson,
Don Hainer, Euqene
Keckler, David Schis-
brel, lack A s lc r e n
fkneelinq in irontl.
Betty Roehr, Geral-
dine Kinq, Lorena
Speelman, Mary Ellen
Ward, Patsy Carter,
Ioy Pope, lane Crm-
over. Barbara Beatty,
William Powell, Roh-
ert Sturm, David
MUSIC, SPORTS, AND SCHOLARSHIP
Glen Ridgeway, Ger-
ald Robinscn, Louis
Bower, Carl Boecker-
man. Don Pooler,
Wilma Robinson, Don-
ald Hauer, W y n n e
Dorothy Gould, Vera
D e n h a m, Gertrude
Presiel, Ida Mae
Schweickari, D o r i s
O'Neal, Doris Gray.
Sonny Wachter, Fred
Kralzer, R u b y Lan-
caster, Roberta Rohr.
Betty McDonald, Edna
McKinney, D o I o r e s
Mink. lo y c e Kelly,
Vivian Eads, Richard
CLASS OF 45 HONORS SENIORS
I e a n n e MacLardie,
Audrey Jones, Nancy
Oblinqer, Lova Mae
Naas, I e s s i e Long,
Frank Dodd, Martha
Fox, Martha Prater.
Donald Mercer, Mar-
qaret Getter, Esther
Ann Bower, Wallace
Vera Bear, Carol
Harper, 5 u n n y Lou
Iohn, Barbara Beatty.
Mabel Nelson, Lois
Mercer, Ianet Stout,
Patricia Wright, Mar-
jorie Pummell, Louise
Dorothy Moon, Aunda
Geiger, Mary M.
Thomas Smiley. Beth
Hawker, Iohn Stanch,
PRESENTS "BEST FOOT FORWARD"
Vernon Eslinger, Lu-
cille Eu bank . Faye
Suman, Robert Beck,
Frances Mae Tayloe,
Ethel Iewell, Lois
Iohnson, Ruth Weller,
Charles Gastineau. i"" -
Howard Wilson, Ralf
Graham, Robert Hus-
ton. Ben Weaver.
Anna Foster, Lee
Davis, Martha Kalter.
lerry Bowser, Ierry
Jarrett, Victor Grabe'
man, I a m e s Irons,
Donald Schellinq. Wil-
Merrill Albrecht, Eve-
lyn Laub, Peggy Peek
Helen Site s . Anna
Belle Long, Virginia
luniors not pictured:
Dean Brandt, Robert
Brandt. Ronald Case-
bere. Dorothy Dono-
van, Joseph Gantner,
Marylee Iarrett, Ger'
aldine Lowe, Dorothy
19 1 t
DRAGON VIEWS "SOFTIES" GETTING
BACK: Lloyd Miracle.
Roberi Wise. Roland
FRONT: Harry Lenz.
Phyllis Whipp, Vera
Widau, Mary Agnes
Baudendistel. R u b y
Whisler. B e 1 ty Bill-
Patty Altenburq. Kath-
ryn Koontz. Dorothy
Dane Stoll. Ted Blum.
Patty Mack, Verna-
George Murphy. Max
Oi-low. Helen Wap-
pler. Ianice Thorpe.
David Fitch. Francis
XPERIENCE IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES
BACK: Charles Leech,
Ric h a r cl Nancan-ow.
FRONT: lack Blair,
Wilma Andrew, Betty
Collins. M a r y K a y
B A C K : M a r il y n
Thomas, Dean Smith,
FRONT: Carolyn Min-
iard. Pat Loyd, Imo-
SITTING: Patty Cress.
McGrew. Martha May.
loanne Brown, Viv-
Barbara Kesling, Io-
Ann Bell, Richard
Page lstandinql. Suz-
Cook, lack Bunqer.
CLASS OF '46 SATISFIES
FRONT: Patsy Salyer,
BACK: June Prentice,
Evelyn Stansel, Paula
AT BOARD: Iohn
Jones, Robert Oakley,
William Fremont, Io-
anne Ferris, Dora
Frances Bruch, Betty
Schwartz' Norma Heil-
mann, Lucille Cate.
FRONT: Robert Wid-
man, George H elm,
BACK: Edward Stew-
art, Don Grugin.
Fern McGrew, Vivian
Richards, Dorothy Lit-
tell, Betty Billmeyer.
Patty Walker, Eileen
FRONT: Lois T o d d ,
Pickle, Betty Douglass
WHO WATCHES THEIR GROWING PAINS
Farrand Martens, Ted
Hein, Morris Lyons,
Carl Iaeqqi, Willard
Richard Crauder, Mer-
lin Williamson, Rich-
ard Kirkpatrick, El,
lreda Helm, Orville
Front: Hazel Gotorth,
Louise Hyer. Buelah
Stevens, Nancy Rout-
zahn: Back: Don
Lois Todd, Mary
Herbert Foskuhl, Em-
Dorothea Duncan. Io-
ann C o p e, A n n a
In Rear: Don McPeek,
Rayburn Wood: In
Front: Dwane Cop-
pedqe, Robert Owen,
Ralph Gueltiq, Ted
Don Faber, Don
Sophomores not pic-
tured: Vera Bear, Rob-
ert Beck, Eileen Em-
mons, Anna Foley,
lack Hart, Rose Marie
George, Patricia Hut-
ton. Francis Iarnaqin,
Maryann Iones, lohn
Schneck, Kenneth To-
bias, Elaine Von
THAT CLASS OF '47 CERTAINLY WAS
Erves Hess. Paul
Marilyn Foskuhl, Ruth
Fisher, Ioan S to ut,
Alice Couser, Eva
Margie Ann Boha-
chek, Glo ri a Barn-
hart, N o r m a Hurst,
Dolores Laycox, Mary
Ralph Young, Rich-
ard Rumbarger, lack
Pickle. Fred Brooks.
Allen Ienkins, Edgar
Long, R o b e rt Peter-
son, Bruce McPeek.
Clarence Moon, Iohn
Roger Bender, LeRoy
Moon, Iohn Wood,
lack Shahan, Donald
GREEN . . .
lack Ewry, Charl
Mockbee, Charle s
Thomas Smith. Do
Ditmer, Curtis Davis,
ald Titus, Robert
Stadlmayr, L e l a n
Ioan Hull, Shirley
Iarvis, Patricia Heide-
man, Dorothy Len-
ning, Lois Hawker.
Sarah Stansel, Edward
Lowry, Walter Schutz
Peter Michael, Iames
Gochoel, Donald Nich-
olas, Harry Fleming.
Standing: Doris Kupp,
Rose Marie Lewber,
Marian Yaus, Norma
Blair: sittinq: lanet
Eby, Ienny Bowser,
lack Powers, Thomas
Weaver, lames Liszak,
George Ienkins, Iohn
Richard Walther, Dex-
BUT THEY'RE GROWING
. , ,
FROSH ADDED THEIR TALENT
Ma ri orie Todd, Lois
Swanson, Iames Wid-
Wardwell, Mil d r e d
back oi seated stu-
Oneita Elkins, Ioan
Nicely, Bonnie Mar-
tin, Elizabeth Stewart,
Robert Hilton, Robert
Hunt, Robert Miller.
Dale Spencer, Ray
Payne, Euqene Henn,
C. Lewis, Roberta
Smith, Beverly Willis,
Peggy Sleiq, Alma
James Shaw, Donald
Jamison, William Mc-
Rudy Denlinger, Don-
ald Conover, Mary
Bruce Barnaby, lack
TO MANY AN ACTIVITY
Betty Murphy, Violet
Odon, Eleanor R01-
ers, Phyllis Carroll,
Dorothy Dodd, Betty
Heil, Martha Kemper,
P a t t y Vaughn, Lois
Tullis, Ioan Saatkamp,
lean Utz, Barbara
Murl Miller, Merle
Vulgamore, B e r n a r d
Halbert, R a y m o n d
Dukes, Wilbur Houck.
Barbara Parks Kat tele-
phonel, Marilyn Pin-
ley, Ienny Bowser.
Patty Wiles, Lois
Wise, Pauline Parker,
Ruth Ann Fogarty,
Patty Voris, Sarah
Robert Rittle, Evelyn
Freshmen not pic-
tured: Elwood Bailey,
Winitred Blaqq, Rob-
ert Bryan, Patricia
Center, Charles Ed-
wards, Bichard Hen-
ning, LeI-'toy Karns,
Ioyce Mai-cum, Wal-
ter Meckstroth. Wal-
ter Orlow, Carolyn
Penrod, Dorothy Rohr-
abauqh, Betty Sandy,
Myron Smith. Stanley
Teatord, Ioan Wehr-
ley, Iohn Whitacre.
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WAR BONDS DURING TI-IE 1943-44 SCHOOL YEAH.
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NO GAS, NO CONTESTS . . . BUT NO LACK OF
INTEREST IN DRAMATICS, MUSIC, SPEECH ON PART OF STUDENTS . . .
YOUTH LEARNS WAR TIME DEMOCRACY
STANDING: Ioan Stout. Iames Wahl,
Kent Zopf. 'lack Bunqer, Don Halner,
Ienny Bowsher, Lee Guernsey, Chellis
SITTING: Laura Hanger. Max Orlow,
Shirley Leinweber. Mr. I. E. Prass.
adviser, Iames Gochoel.
During this unsettled war period, more than ever,
there is a need for leadership and clear thinking. The
Student Council, elected by the student body, has been
very active this year as they endeavored to maintain
high scholarship and leadership at Fairmont.
At their first meeting in October, they elected Iarnes
Wahl president, while Kent Zopf presided as vice presi-
dent, and Shirley Leinweber was chosen as secretary-
treasurer. Plans were made to outline future projects.
One of the outstanding projects of the year was the
locker inspections which were made every few Weeks.
The Oakwood pep assembly was directed by the
Student Council with Chellis Carney as competent
leader. Another project headed by the council was that
of having music during the lunch period, but it was
discontinued because of difficulties with the public
Senior members for the year were james Wahl,
Kent Zopf, Chellis Carney, and Shirley Leinweberr
juniors were Vivian Eads, Lee Guernsey and Don
Hafner. Representatives from the sophomore class were
lack Bunger, Max Orlow and Laura Hanger and fresh-
man members were james C.-ochoel, Iennie Bowsher and
Ioan Stout. Principal I. E. Prass is faculty adviser.
Sponsored by Archie Sherer Office Furniture Company and Baynham Shoe Co.
THEY DESERVE SCHOLARSHIP HONCRS
Torch and Keystone, Fairmont's chapter of the Na-
tional Honor Society, dates from l942, and now numbers
thirty-three members-ten of Whom are in school.
Membership in the society is the highest honor
given to Fairmont pupils by the faculty. A candidate
for membership is accepted on a standard of character,
scholarship, leadership and service to the school. After
becoming a member, each attempts to maintain and to
better his record in the basic requirements.
During the year, the group sent Christmas cards to
all Fairmont boys in the Armed Forces, and, with the
help of the journalism class, sent copies of THE
DRAGON, monthly newspaper, to them. The first
semester sales tax stamp collection netted the club
nearly sixty dollars.
Officers of the group were leanne Thygerson, presi-
dent: Shirley Leinweber, secretary: and Don Placke,
Members named in May were Virginia Pummell
and Dorothy Stausel, seniors: Merrill Albrecht, Richard
Forward, Evelyn Laub, and Anna Mae Foster.
The honor society is conducted by five faculty ad-
visers: Miss Christine Wahl, head adviser: Miss Rachel
Urick, Mr. Milo Herr, Mr. Leland Hall, and Mr. I. E. Prass.
SITTING: Don Placke, lean Naftzger,
Shirley Leinweber, Betty Sotherland,
STANDING: Ned Rasor, Betty Myers.
Jeanne Thyqerson, Ed Benson, Valerie
Sponsored by Guenther's Barber and Beauty Shoppe and Miami Stationers
THEY RECORDED FAIRMONT HISTORY
THE UB AGON, yearbook, published by the
Fairmont journalism class, with the help oi
the senior class, was issued in 1944 tor the
A wartime yearbook, it depicts the tradie
tional Fairmont dragon viewing the changes
that have come about by rationing restric-
tions and Armed Forces requirements. The
dragon views this change somewhat philoso-
phically, yet nonetheless concernedly for
now and then he says "Buy War Bondsf' a
iorceiul reminder in years to come of those
Mondays when each student bought his
lt has been the concern oi the start to
record the i943-44 school year so that, twenty
years hence, one may pick up his book and
see his friends as they were in the classroom.
lt is not a traditional yearbook. It the stall
Betty and Suzie Sotherland
Chellis Carney, Evelyn Yaus, Lois Hanback,
Louise Crane, Betty Stoll
succeeded in its purpose, then the breaking
oi tradition was worthwhile.
THE DRAGON, newspaper, was published
monthly by the entire journalism class. Dite
ferent editors were chosen lor each issue so
that all students had an opportunity ot serv-
ing in the more important positions.
Co-editors Betty and Suzanne Sotherland
Assistant Editor Chellis Carney
Business Staii llah lean Preston,
Barbara Wiisori, Iames Wahl,
Circulation Stait Louise Crane. Betty Stott,
Sports Editors lames Stuart,
Feature Editors Evelyn Yaus, Lois Hanback
James Wahl, Ed Benson, Barbara Wilson,
llah lean Preston
Margaret Iohnson, Iames Stuart. Ted Linderman
Kitchen Crew Cashier Ida Mae Schweickart Cooks Bessie Dale, Bertha Bradford, Lucille Bollinger
FOOD WAS A
Good luncheons are the key to health of a
pupil and the happiness of his school day.
Even in the face of rationing problems, Miss
Helen Vogelsang, cafeteria manager, was able
to provide well-rounded noonday meals for
Fairmonts 550 pupils.
The rationing problem, at times, became far
less time consuming than the help problem.
In former years, when employment was lean,
pupils were eager to work in the cafeteria.
Not so, this year. Nearly all the pupils needed
their study periods for that purpose because
they had part-time employment.
As a solution to the help problem, pupils
were drafted for work, among whom were:
loe Wright, Betty Armstrong, Lucille Cate,
Richard Hewitt, George Murphy, Sonny
Wachter, Frank Dodd, Frances Tayloe, Aunda
Pierson, Iames Wahl, loan Cope, Patsy Cress,
Dorothy Gould, Ethel Cox, Mary Ann White-
low, Lois Mercer, lune Prentice, Richard
Geiger, Ioanne Brown, Martha May, Donald
Gladys Hurst. Katherine Tanis
Cooks serving Sothex-land Twins and Ioe Wright
Crowe, Ethel lewell, Lois lohnson, Eugene
Iones, Mamie Kindy.
Nelson Hurst, Marjorie Getter, Christine
Gotfe, Donald Garwood, Iacques Cook, Mary
Kay Augspurger, Eugene Keckler, Charlotte
Goens, Phyllis Leist, lessie Long, Ruby Lan-
caster, Helen Sites, loanne Hoover, Francis
Michael, Tom Smiley, Emerson Eschbaugh,
Ed Bradford, lohn Morgan, Don McPeek, 'Wil'
liam Fremont, Donald Faber, Ralph Money,
lack Bunger, Robert Beck.
Sonny Lou Iohn, Phyllis Whipp, Carl
laeggi, Patsy Salyer, Ted Linderman, Savilla
Meyers, Dorothy Ruth, Betty Richards, Carl
Hamm, Patsy Carter, ludd Robinson, Ruth
Weller, Howard Wilson, Robert Cakley, Doris
Puterbaugh, Charlotte Schroeder, Tom Koors,
Robert Cook, Mary Lou Garwood, Anna Bal-
lard and Glee Rogers. Marjorie Pummell,
Mabel Nelson, lanet Stout, and Ida Mae
Schweichart were cashiers.
Sponsored by The Dayton Steel Foundry
I , i t
Carson Fremont, George Lenninq, Margaret Iohnson. Eugene Jones tstandinql. Ned Rasor, Ethel Cox
MY, HOW THEY COULD TALK!
A chapter ot the National Forensic League
was organized at Fairmont in l94l. Because
it is a national organization, to become a
member is the goal oi every speech student
in school. Each speech or dramatic activity
leans toward this goal.
Pupils in dramatics and speech may be-
come members atter they have earned twenty
points, which are allowed tor radio work,
civic programs, assembly and devotional par-
ticipation, and contest work. Cumulative
points lead to other degrees.
Completing membership requirements this
year were Paul Wagner, Chellis Carney,
leanne Thygerson, Elaine Huber, llah lean
Preston, Martha lane Prater, lane Conover,
Barbara Beatty, lean Naitgzer, Martha Ann
Fox, loy Pope, Glee Rogers, Betty Sotherland,
Beth Hawker, Robert Hedges, loyce Kelly,
Delores Mink and Charles Gastineau.
Delores Mink, in addition to gaining admis-
sion points, completed enough work to re-
ceive the degree of honor, which requires
titty points. Former members receiving this
degree include Ned Rasor, Carson Fremont
and George Lenning. George also received
the degree ot distinction. George Woodward
and Eugene lones received the degree of
Congratulations from The Telling-Belle Vernon Company
AT SPEAKERS STAND: Beth Hawker.
SITTING: lean Nattzger. Glee Rogers, Delores Mink, Betty Sotherland, Mr. Tom C. Battin ladviserj, lane
Conover, Charles Gastineau.
STANDING: Ioyce Kelly, Ioy Pope, Martha Ann Fox, Iohn Stanch, George Woodward, Sonny Wachter,
Robert Hedges, Carson Fremont. Margaret Iohnson, Martha Prater. Chellis Carney, Barbara Beatty.
THEIR TONGUES WERE 'LOOSE,' TOO!
All members ot the Debate and Contest
Speech classes are automatically members
ot the Ohio Hiqh School Speech Leaque and
have received certificates stating their par-
ticipation in one or more speech contests this
The more active members are Dolores
Mink, Martha Ann Fox, Martha lane Prater,
lane Conover, Ioyce Kelly, Betty Sotheriand,
Beth Hawker, Ioy Pope, Robert Hedqes,
George Woodward, and Giee Roqers. These
students have participated in debate, humor-
ous, dramatic, and original rounds in contests
which have been held at Hamilton Public,
Oakwood, and Columbus North high schools
and also in the district meet at Sprinqfield.
Students have also done radio work onthe
public address system durinq class periods.
in contests this year Barbara Beatty, lane
Conover, Charles Gastineau, Beth Hawker,
and Dolores Mink have won first places: while
Martha Ann Fox, loyce Kelly, Dolores Mink,
Ioy Pope, Martha lane Prater were second
George Woodward placed second in the
county Prince ot Peace contest. Betty Sother-
land, Georqe Woodward, and Glee Boqers
participated in winning debates.
Best Wishes from Melvin Canode, Bastian Brothers, Rochester, N. Y.
STANDING: Charles Hilton, Iames Gochoel, Keith lohnson.
FOURTH ROW: Doris Kupp, Martha Glanton, Patty Hutton, Patty Vaughn, Lloyd Miracle, Allen Jenkins,
lohn Morgan, William Powell, Robert Rifile, Walter Mecksti-oth, Iohn Wood, Forest Weller.
THIRD ROW: Anna Mae Foster, Vera Widau, Robert Miller, Patsy Salyer, Nancy Routzahn. Ianet Eby, loan
Stout, Stanley Teaiord, Peqqy Steiq, Ben Weaver.
SECOND ROW: Lee Guernsey, William Horton, Barbara Parks, Patricia Altenburq, Kenneth Ewry. Ted Hein.
FIRST ROW: Lois Mercer. Kathryn Koontz, Ioan Hull.
Vtlhen l7airrnorit's band began its rnarching
season in Septenrber, wide--eyed, eager fresh-
nrerr fronr Pasadena, Dorothy l.arre and
Southern Hills joined the ranks of veteran
rnerrrbers. They thrived on the stiff discipline,
wind and rain, the piercing whistles and
"guide rights" and, with the veterans, pro-
duced a series of sparkling band routines.
At the opening grid garrre with Charninade
in the University of Dayton stadinrn, a co-
ordinated block of players rnoved out on the
field. Suddenly, the stadiurn beoarrre dark
and sixty-four tiny pin-points of light starred
the field, The band forrned a huge note, a
dragon, and counterfrrrarched up and down
the field. On either side, the Anrericarr and
Fairrrront flags waved lrr the breeze, their
colors catrhing the broad be-arns turned upon
Each day thereafter, the band worked to
perfect new forrnatiorrs. Un llriday nights, it
highfstepped to a swift caderrce around the
Soon it was tinie for the Oakwood game.
lvfr. Clark l-lairres, director, devised a routine,
the "All Tirne l-lit Parade," for the bright and
frosty Thanksgiving rnornirrg.
Recalling the "good old days," "Daisy Bell"
and "The Band Played On" rolled out in the
blue, The band forrned a huge tanderrr bicycle
with revolving wheels and A gaily turning
A touch of sanctity was added when the
band forrned a huge cl'rurch with a cross
above its steeple while playing "God of Qui
Fathers." Frorrr the far corner of the field,
robed choristers rnarched to the door of the
The next formation was a great bell and
while the band played "The Bells of St.
lVfar'y's" a set of chirnes carried the rrrelody.
The routine ended when a paper doll was
made on the field, and the band played the
popular hit, "Paper Doll." Front the sidelines
clowns, dressed as paper dolls, added a hum-
And so a sun-be-dazzled band marched off
the field. To sorne, it was a beautiful and
successful culrnination of hard work. To a
few, trying hard to swallow painful lunrps, it
was the inevitable finis of Fairrrront's rnarch-
ing band. To Mr, Haines, it was another glor-
ious victory shaped frorrr ingenious plarrnirrq.
Putting past glories behind, everybody took
his place in the rnusic roorn and began to
"dig" for another uoncert season.
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STANDING: Ralf Trusler, Dexter Reynolds, Margaret Williamson, Charles Gastineau.
FOURTH ROW: Dale Placke, Laura Hanger, Evelyn Stansel, lack Askren, Dane Stoll, Ianet Stout, Lawrence
Moyer, Mary K. Augspurger, William Fremont, Ted Rose, Bruce Barnaby.
THIRD ROW: lack Blair, Ianice Thorpe, Mabel Nelson, Barbara Siler, Dwane Coppedqe, Mariorie Pummell,
lo Po e, Helen Wa l r.
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SECOND ROW: Carolyn Penn-od. Patricia Wright, Merrill Albrecht, Robert Owens, Max Orlciw.
FIRST ROW: Clark I. Haines lconductort, Shirley Leinweber, Betty Parks.
THEIR MUSIC HAD CHARMS, TOO!
Last summer after several successful con-
certs at N. C. R. Park, parents of band mem-
bers organized the Band Boosters' Association.
At one of their meetings they talked over the
finances of the band. Soon new band uni-
forms will have to be purchased. The group
proposed that the band have, annually, a
series of three concerts to insure funds for
expenses. The concerts are administered sim-
ilarly to Civic Music Association series. Ralph
Ballou of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
was soloist at the first concert November 4.
The band was hushed as Mr. Ballou took his
place among his traps, which glittered in the
stage lights. The sticks in his upraised hands
were symbols of the art of "defining rhythm."
"Calf-Skin Calisthenicsu is an apt name for
the compositoryg drum heads vibrated with
the flams and rolls of the sticks.
The purpose of a band is not alone to play
music. Along with the production of sound
comes experiences with each other, with
audiences so that a player learns about
human nature. There is discipline, too. Where
else could it be learned more wisely and
surely? Responsibility also enters, for no
member, even the thirty-secorid clarinetist or
hundredth cornetist in the last row is import-
ant. His notes must be in tune, on time, and
To give the band members experience as
musicians in their own right, Eugene I.
Weigel, Director of Music, Ohio State Uni-
versity, was invited to conduct several num-
bers for the second concert. Practice February
i7 was exciting. Hair atoss on his forehead he
begged, "a little more freedom, more soul" in
Schuberts immortal "Unfinished Symphony."
The war has disrupted the musical plans of
many but it completed those of the Fairmont
Band. Wanting to do the "Rapsody in Blue,"
Mr. Clark Haines searched for someone to
play the piano solos. He found Sgt. Ioseph
Raeitl, stationed at Wright Field. One after-
noon he sat down at the piano and played
Gerschwins unforgettable composition, look-
ing smilingly around at the group.
"Class, could we have a little more tempo,
here, but broaden this please?" lt was a de-
cided thrill to observe two artists, one of
expression, the other of interpretation, con-
verse. lt took only a look, a nod, a smile or a
movement of a shoulder to tell the story.
Sgt. Raeiffs playing of the "Rhapsody" was
indeed inspiring and rounded out a brilliant
season of concerts with hopes of an ever-
Congratulations from Rial T. Parrish
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TOP ROW: Gwen Wardwell. Phyllis Carroll, Norma Howard, Wilma Andrews, Ioan Saatkampr Ioan Nicely.
Ruth Dobberstein, Alice Couser, Norma Hurst, Sarah Wallace, Lora Fisher, Marilyn Mitchell, Ioyce
Marcum, Marilyn Foskuhl.
SECOND ROW: Mr. Clark Haines, LeRoy Moon, Donald Crawmer, Robert Stadlmayr, Patricia Mack.
Barbara Keslinq, Patricia Holtvogt, Christine Bertrams, Marg t W'll' , P Alt b , D ld
McClanahan, Ralph Young, Pete Michael.
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THIRD HOW: Betty Huffman, Dean Smith, Zoa Hull, Imogene Willis, Ioan Ferris, Anna Ballard, Vivian
Richards. Frances Bruch, Ruby Walker, Norma Blair. Delores Laycox, Dorothy Littell.
BOTTOM ROW: Robert Peterson, Harry McGrew, William Perchment, William Pontis, Dwane Coppedqe.
Clarence Moon, Bruce McPeek, Richard Page, Ted Blum, Murl Miller, Ralph Gueltig.
CHORUS GAVE 'SHIP' OPERA
Members of the mixed chorus took part in
tive programs during the year.
Most important was the presentation ot
M. S. Pinatoref' an operetta by Gilbert
Members ot the "l-I. M. S. Pinatore" cast
included: The Rt. l-lon. Sir Ioseph Porter,
K. C. B., First Lord of the Admiralty, Charles
Gastineaug Captain Corcoran, Commander of
H. M. S. Pinatore, Ted Blum: Ralph Rack-
straw, Dane Stoll, understudied by Harry
McGrewg Dick Deadeye, Able Seaman,
Dwane Coppedgey Bill Bobstay, Boatswain's
Mate, Dick Page.
Bob Becket, Carpenters Mate, Bill Pontisp
Iosephine, the Captain's daughter, Peggy
Altenburg, understudied by Margaret Wil-
liamsonp Cousin Hebe, Sir Ioseph's First
Cousin, Ioanne Ferris, understudied by Nancy
Schiebrelp Little Buttercup, A Portsmouth
Bumboat Woman, Norma Howard and Zoa
The cousins, sisters and aunts were: Anna
Ballard, Christine Bertrams, Norma Blair,
Francis Bruch, Phyllis Carroll, Alice Couser,
Ruth Dobberstein, Marilyn Foskuhl, Lora
Fisher, Pat Holtvogt, Delores Laycox, Dorothy
Littell, Patty Mack, Marilyn Mitchell, Vivian
Richards, Ioan Saatkamp, Dean Smith, Ioan
Nicely, Betty Hutlman, Ioyce Marcum, Bar-
bara Kesling, Adeline Lucas, Sarah Wallace,
Ruby Walker, and Margaret Williamson.
The sailors were: Don McClanahan, Bruce
McPeek, Murl Miller, Clarence Moon, LeRoy
Moon, Bob Stadlmayr, Ralph Young, Pete
The group sang for baccalaureate services
and an assembly, took part in the Christmas
pageant and the Georgia Iubilee Minstrel,
given by the intermediate grades and high
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BACK ROW: Suzanne Sotherland, Shirley Leinweber, Ruth King, Mamie Kindy, Lorene Speelman, Wilma
Robinson, Vera Appenzeller, Marilyn McKay, Virginia Pummell, Betty McCray, Elaine Huber,
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NEXT TO PIANO: Roberta Rohr, Dorothy Stansel, Ilah lean
Betty Parks, Margaret Ashworth, Louise Swiqart, Winiired
Preston, Eleanor Deubner, lean Naitzger,
D nham Mabel I-Ia ned B tt M D ld.
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SITTING: Ann Underwood, Mr. Clark Haines tat the pianoj, Betty McClurg, Evelyn Laub.
NOT PICTURED: Betty Stoll.
THEY MADE AIR WAVES BUZZ
Good afternoon. This is station Wl-HO. The
theme you are hearing is that ot the Fairmont
High School Girls' Glee Club under the direc-
tion oi Mr. Clark Haines. Mrs. Velma Kenney
is at the organ and Don Wayne is your
Today you are listening to the last ot the
weekly broadcasts given at l:45 o'clock
every Saturday, and, instead of the usual
rendition ot "music styled tor you," we would
like to tell you something of the organization
of the group.
The president is lean Naitzger whose job
it is to keep order and direct the girls in the
absence ot Mr. Haines. Secretarial duties are
carried on by Shirley Leinweber. Program
chairman is Betty Parks, who schedules and
makes many ot the outside arrangements.
A committee functions to choose and obtain
music and compile annotations for each ot
the numbers sung on the air. Democracy at
Outstanding personalities of the Glee Club
are the charming quartet composed oi Evelyn
Laub, Vera Appenzeller, Ann Underwood,
and Wilma Robinson: "Rowena," better
known as Betty Parks, and her oboe: soprano
soloists, lean Naftzger, Roberta Rohr and
Elaine Huber. Add to that the splendid musi-
cianship ot Clark "Spitalny" Haines and that
is the Fairmont Girls' Glee Club.
ln addition to the weekly broadcasts, the
girls made appearances at the Engineers'
Club, Parent-Teachers' Association card party,
Patterson Field, St. Iohn's Episcopal Church,
Lion's Club, Soldiers' Club, Biltmore Hotel,
Miami Hotel, Westminster Church, Kiwanis
Club, and the Art Institute.
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DRAMATIC PRODUCTIONS ARE HITS
"Best Foot Forward," a comedy in three acts, by
lohn Cecil Holm, was qiven by the junior class on April
l4. The play, directed by Miss Leah Funclc, was based
on the musical comedy, "Best Foot Forward," produced
on Broadway in l94l.
Trials and tribulations of a young movie starlet
when she invades a boys' prep school for their annual
prom is the plot ot the play.
Characters playinq in the production are: Dutch
Miller, Sonny Vtfachterg Hunk Hoyt, lerry Bowser,
Satchel Moyer, Paul Younqy Chuck Green, Ben Weavery
Dr. Reeber, Robert Vtfarnerg Old Grad, lames lronsg
Minerva, Evelyn Lamb, Ethel, Martha Prater: Miss Dela-
ware Water' Gap, Barbara Beatty: Blind Date, Delores
Mink: Bud Hooper, Ierry larretty Professor Lloyd, Robert
Hedqes, Gale Ioy, lane Conoverg lack Haqqerty, Richard
Forward, Chester Billings, Robert Huston, Helen
Schlessinqer, Martha Kalter, Miss Smith, Ioyce Kelly.
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, a comedy in three acts by
lose 'ti H 1 W' '
p aycs, was proouced by members ot the senior
class on December 3, IQ43.
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Those chosen for the cast in the play were: Edna,
the maid, Betty Parksp Clancy, the gardner, Richard
Stein: Midge Hartman, Ieanne Thygersong Mrs. Hartman,
joanne Gummerey Mr. Hartman, Donald Plackep Virginia
Hartman, Elaine Hubery Elliott Hartman, Ned Basory Buzz
Lindsay, Kent Zoptg Carolyn Webster, llan lean Prestong
Christine Meyers, Margaret Iohnsonp Freddie North
Bobert Cook: Gabby Allen, Barbara Wilsony Keith Nolan,
George Lenning: Mrs. Fields, Betty Sotherlandg Mr.
Fields, Carson Fremont: Alan Fields, Edward Bensonf
Messenger Boy, Thomas Welsh
Ushers were Betty Richards, Doris Borton, Louise
Gross, Alice Head, Marjorie Lesher, Betty Woolley,
Winnie Denham, lean Shively, and Ianet Naas.
ln charge of stage property were lames Bows
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illiam Perchment, William Pontis, and lames Wallace,
as director of the production.
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BACK ROW: Richard Crauder, Donald McClanahan, Richard Cook, William Fremont, Richard Forward.
lack Thomas, Paul Young, Robert Warner, Victor Grabeman, Kent Zopf.
LEANING ON PIANO: Mr. Russell H. Huston ladviserl, Richard Stein, Iames Wallace, Ierry Iarrett, Don
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SEATED: lon chairs! William Pontis. George Mullen, Ierry Bowser lat pianol: lon iloorl lack Bunqer, Ed
Benson, lames Wahl, Frank Dodd, Robert Cook.
SERVICE IS THE KEY WORD
Fairmont's Hi-Y club is an organization to
further high moral standards among boys. ln
one word, its purpose is service: service to
its members, to school, to the community,
to the nation, to the world, and to God.
Early in the year, eighteen sophomore and
junior boys were inducted into the group
to augment the ten seniors already active.
Richard H. Stein served as president, taking
an active part in the town and country cabinet
meetings. Other officers ot the club included
Carl Hamm, vice president: George Mullen,
secretary: William Pontis, treasurer: and Tom
Koors, sergeant-at-arms. Mr. Russell Huston
Activities during the year included a dance
after the Fairmont-Piqua game and an "April
Fool's Prance," at which Mae lean and her
A joint meeting with the Girl Reserves at
the Y. W. C. A., when racial problems were
discussed, was perhaps the most interesting
meeting ot the year. Ierry Bowser, Victor
Grabeman and Richard Stein contributed to
the discussion led by Betty Sotherland.
lames Wahl, William Pontis and Richard
Stein attended a convention at Camp Kern
early in the year when problems ot the or-
ganization were considered. Kent Zopf and
Richard Stein attended the Ohio-West Vir-
ginia council meeting in November.
Committees helping to further the organiza-
Social: lack Bunger, Ray Harding, Victor
Grabeman, Robert Cook, Frank Dodd, Carl
Hamm, lames Irons, William Liebetrau, Iames
Worship and devotional: Robert Warner,
Paul Young, Don McClanahan, William Fre-
mont, Ed Benson.
Financial: George Mullen, William Pontis,
lack Thompson, Tom Koors, Richard Forward,
Program: Paul Wagner, lerry Bowsher, Don
Hafner, Richard Cook, Richard Crauder, Kent
Publicity: Frank Dodd, Carl Hamm, Iames
Wahl, Richard Stein.
,TOP ROW: Dorothy Dodd, Ianice Thorpe, Helen Wappler, Barbara Parks, Marilyn Whisler, Suzanne
Pohlmeyer, Elaine VonGreyerz, Lois Hawker, Martha Kemper, Dorothy Lenninq, Patricia Pickle.
THIRD ROW: Miss Miriam Wilson ladviserl, Martha Fox, Sarah Stansel, Martha May, Marcheta Christensen,
Shirley Iarvis, Pat Hutton, Phyllis Whipp, Peggy Ann Peek, Barbara Siler, Pat Holtvogt, Betty Douglass.
SECOND ROW: Delores Mink, loyce Kelly, Evelyn Press. Betty Parks, Ioanne Gummere, Eunice Blanchard,
Lois Iohnson, Eleanor Deubner, Pat Brugler. Mildred Sherzer.
BOTTOM ROW: Evelyn Laum, Suzie Sutherland. Patsy Cress, Edna McKinney, Marylee Iarrett, Martha
Prater, lane Conover. Betty Sotherland.
OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS
Forty-four girls from all tour class groups
assembled in September tor the tirst Purple-
Tri meeting ot '43-'44. Over half of these girls
were new members, who were soon to be
seen in the corridors in strange array, salaam-
ing to their erstwhile superiors, the old mem-
bers. After a week of this treatment, the
neophytes were considered worthy of mem-
bership and were warmly welcomed into the
organization at a combined candlelight serv-
ice and banquet at the Y. W. C. A. There the
new members entertained the group with
many unusual stunts.
The officers, who form the Cabinet ot the
club, had been elected in May ot the preced-
ing school year. They were: Suzanne Sother-
land, president: Evelyn Laub, Vice presidentg
Martha Prater, secretary: Edna McKinney,
treasurer: lane Conover, program chairmany
Patsy Cress, service chairmang Betty Sother-
land, publicity chairman: and Marylee Iarrett,
devotions chairman. This group was respon-
sible for the planning of the general programs
for the year, ably assisted by the standing
program committee ot lane Conover, Marilyn
Whisler, Martha Fox, and Eunice Blanchard.
The programs were planned to make social
and service activities balance and included
the following: a program of music and a talk
by a Porto Rican woman: a bean-bag making
test, at which time bags were made tor the
city nursery schools: a Christmas party, fea-
turing a play by the membersg a discussion
program at which the race question was
warmly considered: a musical appreciation
program, a combined meeting with the I-li-Y,
a visit to the Art Institute, a mother and
daughter banquet, and a picnic, which wound
up the regular meetings ot the year. A Leap
Year Hop was lanuary l5.
Four members, not pictured are Ioanne
Ferris, lennie Bowser, leannine Tullis, and
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TRAINING WAS A BIT STRENUOUS
Fairmont began its grid season September
19 by upsetting a strong pre-season favorite,
Chaminade, 6-O. Played on the University of
Dayton field, the game was a line battle in
which the Dragons were able to push a touch-
down over in the last four minutes of play.
Hamm puntedg it was blocked but Stuart
Fairmont's "strong" eleven continued in
winning lanes by pushing down a fast
Monroe team on the home grid iron, Septem-
ber 25, 25-6. The first half found Fairmont
leading 13-6, and they later plunged several
times to score again. An 85-yard run by
Liebetrau climaxed the game. -
The gridders opened their Miami Valley
League schedule by overcoming Sidney's
Yellow Iackets at Sidney, October 2, 44-O.
Senior Back Karl Grugin had a field day as
he scored five touchdowns. The game was
a complete runaway, members of the varsity
leaving the field for an inexperienced eleven.
Entertaining an always powerful Miamis-
burg Viking eleven, Fairmont scored its
fourth win, 20-O, on October 9. Strong, fast
line and backfield play was outstanding in
the Dragons' game. Fairmont pushed over for
a touchdown and a 6-U lead, but the tempo
increased shortly after the second half began,
when the eleven ran over two quick touch-
downs. They never ceased threatening until
the final whistle.
Fairmont went on the road again for the
second time as they treked to Xenia, October
16, to engage an undefeated Xenia Central
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games. These scenes
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Coaches Watts and Arnold
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garet Getter, Sonny Wachter, Mar-
SEASON BEGINS WITH VICTORY .
eleven. Xenia was complete master of the
field during the first half, scoring a touch-
down early in the period. A different Dragon
team kicked off to the Bucs, recovered a
fumble, and quickly rushed over for a touch-
down. They scored an extra point. Minutes
later, Fairmont threatened and then Spearhead
Karl Grugin was injured. Rain started: threats
were downed, and the game ended: Fair-
mont 7, Xenia 6.
An undefeated Fairmont eleven lost its
first game of the season to a fired-up Wilbur
Wright team, October 27, l9-6. The Pilots,
losing their first game the previous Week, in
the first half came out and drove through for
two quick touchdowns and then added an-
Qother in the second half. The Dragons scored
on an intercepted pass by Klemm early in
the first quarter. Fairmont was minus the
services of Grugin, Harding and Forward and
the services of Stuart were lost when he broke
his cheek bone.
Missing the services of seven injured boys,
the Dragons suffered their second defeat in
as many Miami Valley League games, when
a fast and small invading Troy team scored
Z0 points against them on October 30. The
younger and inexperienced boys on the team
were unable to score.
Fairmonts injury-riddled eleven almost up-
set the applecart, November 6, at Piqua, 19-12.
Firstflhalf play ended with Fairmont holding
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the upper hand even though the two teams
had tied, 6-6. Piqua scored two quick touch-
downs early in the second half. The Dragons
scored again and continued to threaten to
score throughout the fourth quarter, but were
unable to push over the pigskin.
For the fourth straight week, on November
13, an inexperienced Dragon team was not
able to push over the leather and the once-
proud team lost to Greenville on the home
field, 6-0. Six times the Dragons were within
Greenvi1le's 15-yard line but the punch was
An inspired Oakwood team, on Thanksgiv-
ing day, scored two touchdowns in the first
TOP ROW: Raymond Harding, Ralph Younq, Jerry
Ra mond Mun er D nald McPeek
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THIRD ROW: Coach Hadley Watts, George Mullens,
Fred Kratzer, James Irons, Frank Dodd.
quarter and held off all threats of the Dragons,
to win 13-0. Nearly 6,000 spectators witnessed
Sept. 19 Chaminade at U. D. .... . . 6 0
Sept. 25 Monroe at Fairmont . .25 6
Oct. 2 Fairmont at Sidney . . . 44 0
Oct. 9 Miamisburg at Fairmont . 20 0
Oct. 16 Fairmont at Xenia . .. 7 6
Oct. Z3 Wilbur Wright at Fairmont 6 19
Oct. 30 Troy at Fairmont 0 20
Nov. 6 Fairmont at Piqua 12 10
Nov. 13 Greenville at Fairmont 0 6
Nov. 25 Oakwood at U. D. 0 13
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Iarrett, Eugene Keckler, Robert Huston, Robert Sturm,
Nelson Hurst, James Stuart, Tom Koors, Karl Gruqin,
SECOND ROW: Clarence Westbeld, Iames Wallace, Harry McGraw. Paul Wagner, Marvin Robinson, Carl
Hamm, Karl Klemm, Paul McFall, Ralph Gueltig. Assistant Coach Vincent Arnold.
BOTTOM ROW: Don McClannahan Kmanagert, Robert Warner, Jerry Bowser, William Walther, Forest
Gruqin, Richard Forward, Richard Stein lmanaqerl. Ioe Gantner tmanaqert.
NOT PICTURED: William Liebetrau.
THAT GREENVILLE GAME .
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Fairrnonts Dragons opened their '43-'44
court season December 7, completely over-
whelming an experienced and tall Waynes-
ville five 36-16. Sophomore lack Bunger hit
the net for seventeen points.
Before a small crowd on December ll, the
Dragon hoopsters were successful in defeat-
ing Lebanon's Golden Eagles, 32-22. Senior
Forward Marvin Robinson hit the hoop for
The cage five bumped into a surprisingly
strong Kiser team December 14 and the two
teams battled on even terms for three quar-
ters, but in the last period the Dragons broke
loose to win, 32-28. Marvin Robinson and lack
Bunger divided eighteen points.
Before a large home crowd, Eaton, Decem-
ber l7, took the wind out of Fairmont's five
40-27. The home team regained its prestige
December 22 when they entertained the
powerful Hamilton Public team, and hurled
the leather through the hoop just before the
whistle to win, 32-31. lack Bunger scored
twelve points and Liebetrau eleven.
A small Centerville quintet invaded the
Dragon's gym on December 31 and returned
home victorious 34-33 in a hard fought game.
'With only five seconds remaining, Curt Wil-
son, senior forward, broke loose to throw the
ball through the hoop, but the basket was
nullified by a referees decision, "Player
Opening their Miami Valley League season
Ianuary 7, the Dragons engaged the invading
Sidney five in a one-sided game, Winning
50-23. Led by lack Bunger, who scored
twenty-two points, the Dragons were never
Going on the road for the first time, the
Dragon quintet invaded Miamisburg, lanuary
14, and came home with a 33-24 win over
their bitter rivals. William Liebetrau scored
twelve points to help win the second league
Before a capacity crowd, Fairmont's five
met and defeated Xenia Central, last year's
MVL champs, Ianuary 31. Final score was
WASN'T IT AN EXCITING ONE?
Sparked by Center Don Placke, who bas-
keted twelve points, the Dragons were in
danger the first half: however, Fairmont pulled
away to a comfortable lead after halftime
intermission, for her third league win.
Trekking to Monroe, Ianuary 28, the Fair-
mont hoopsters lost their third game of the
season to a strong Monroe five, 28-27. lack
Bunger was high for Fairmont, scoring ten
A revenge-hungry Fairmont team met and
severely trounced Wilbur Wright's team,
34-22, lanuary 29. Wright led the first half:
only to have the home boys take the lead to
victory early in the second half. Don Placke
was high, making twelve points.
Playing the crucial league contest, the
Dragons trekked to Troy, February 4, only to
come home after a sound beating, 27-22.
William Liebetrau was high, scoring eleven
Having to win, or else lose all chances for a
league title, the Fairmont basketeers smashed
a Piqua five, February ll, 42-27. Don Placke
scored fifteen points.
February 18 found the Dragons traveling
to Greenville in search of a title, where they
lost both, the game, 50-33, and the title.
Marvin Robinson accounted for eight points.
Traditional rivals, Fairmont and Oakwood,
met on Oakwood's floor to battle for the '44
victory. Superior height and Oakwood's abil-
ity to hit the net proved to be too much for
the Dragons, and they were defeated, 51-23.
Sophomore lack Bunger was high with ten
When the Fairmont five met Greenville in
the district tournament, March 2, they played
fine ball, resulting in a 31-31 score when the
final whistle blew. A three minute overtime
was played and, with only five seconds re-
maining, Holzappel of Greenville sank a shot
from the foul circle, giving the Greenwaves
the game, 33-Sl. Don Placke, Karl Grugin and
the remainder of the squad showed fine spirit
in this, their final game.
SITTING: William Liebetrau, Don Placke. Marvin Robinson. Karl Grugin, lack Bunger.
STANDING: Mr. Vincent Arnold tcoachj. Tom Smiley. Frank Dodd. Curtis Wilson, Paul Young.
FROSH AND RESERVES BRING HONORS
STANDING: Robert Oak-
ley, Don I-Ialner, Iames
Irons, Iohn Morgan,
Robert Wise, Mr. Vin-
cent Arnold lcoachl.
IN FRONT: Lawrence
Moyer, Richard Cook,
Michael, Ia m e s Wid-
man, W a l te r Schulz.
Coach H a dl e y Watts.
Paul Kolbe, HarrY
Fleming, lack England.
KNEELING: George len-
kins, Robert Riftle, Le-
land Norris, Murl
Miller, R i c h a r d Wal-
ther, Ralph Younq.
Champions ol the Dayton lunior High Basketball Leaque were the Fairmont
lrosh, who won the ten Qaines sulieduleol. Hadley Watts cfoacflied the boys.
The Draqons reserves, coached by Vincent Arnold, also made a line show-
inq, winning eleven out of sixteen qames.
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GOLF, BASEBALL ARE SPRING FAVORITES
Top Row: Don Garwood,
Raymond Munger, Harry
Lenz, Tom Weaver, Rob-
ert Riftle, Dale Placke,
William Metzler, Tom
Second Row: Leland
Norris, Orville Madliger,
Lawrence Moyer, Harold
Demmer, Edward Benson,
Robert Cook, Ralph
Money. Richard Knabe.
Bottom Row: Murl Miller,
lack Bunger, Curtis Wil-
son, Don Placke, Merrill
Albrecht, Iames Wahl,
Eugene Keckler, lack
Powers. Iames Irons.
Kneelinq, in front: David
Fitch, Don McClanahan.
Gerald Robinson, Donald
Grugin, Eugene Iones,
Robert Wise, Glen
Spring sports at Fairmont inf-luded Ciolt under the clireftion ot Rirhard
Somers: tennis, coached by Clark Haines: baseball, in cliarqe ot Russell Huston.
and track, in charge oi Hadley Watts.
Competition included many Miami Valley Leaque schools and several city
teams. All teams were consistent winners.
TOP ROW: Vivian Eads, Gwen Wardwell, Margaret Henderson, Ienny Bowser, Beulah Stevens, Kathryn
Koontz, Lois Hawker, Christine Bertrams, Martha May, Ieannine Tullis, Marilyn Finley, Sarah Wallace,
Patty Vaughn, Mamie Kindy, Myrtle Ring, Evelyn Laub.
SECOND ROW: lane Conover, Anna Mae Foster, Lee Guernsey, Beth Hawker, Lois Todd, Mary Io
Stadlmayr, Marjorie Todd, Audrey Iones, Barbara Beatty, Elaine Huber, Eleanor Deubner, Betty Parks,
llah lean Preston. Margaret Iohnson. Shirley Iarvis, Esther Ann Bower.
THIRD ROW: Ioanne Ferris, Evelyn Stansel, Vivian Moon, Laura Hanger, Ruth King, Vera Appenzeller,
Mary Kay Augspurqer, Ianice Thorpe, Eileen Holtvogt, Mary Agnes Baudendistel, Vera Widau, Betty
Schwartz, Patty Altenberg, Mariorie Lesher, Ida Mae Schweickart, Miss Gladys Powell ladviserj.
FOURTH ROW: Marilyn Collins, Martha Kemper, Beverly Willis, Dorothy Lenning, Dorothy Dodd,
Martha Kalter fvice presidentl, Betty Richards lpoint secretaryl, Pat Holtvogt lsecretary-treasurerl, Pat
Brugler lpresidentl, Betty Sotherland, Suzie Sotherland, Peggy Altenburq, lean Macl.ardie, Iune Somers.
BOTTOM ROW: Marjorie Getter, Genevieve Eads, Nancy Oblinger, Batty Edwards, Margaret Getter,
Marilyn McKay, Wilma Robinson, Oneita Elkins, lean Utz, Roberta Worthington.
THOSE GIRLS ARE
The Girls' Athletic Association, under the
direction of Miss Gladys Powell, enjoyed a
busy year. The officers chosen last fall were:
Pat Brugler, president: Martha Kalter, vice
president and social chairman: Pat Holtvogt,
secretary and treasurery Point Treasurer Betty
Richards. These girls attended the social and
business activities of the organization.
On September lO, hockey practice began.
As last year, a varsity and a reserve team
were formed. Games were played with Oak-
wood and Fairview. The scores: Fairview 2,
Fairmont lp Oakwood 8, Fairmont Og Fairview
l, Fairmont U: Oakwood 6, Fairmont 0. Al-
though the girls didn't have a very successful
season, they all were sorry when hockey
ended for the year.
A freshman hockey team was also organ-
ized. They played two games with Oakwood,
winning one and tying the other. This was
the first time that Fairmont had ever defeated
an Oakwood team in hockey.
When hockey had passed from the lime-
light, the girls began thinking about volley
ball and basketball. Eight teams were formed
for volley ball, the games being played after
school on Friday nights. Team l headed by
Myrtle Ring won the tournament. Some teams
were kept for basketball. Myrtle Fting's team
was awarded the gold basketballs for winning
seven games and having no losses.
After basketball, the table tennis and bad-
minton tournaments began. Beverly Willis, a
freshman, won the table tennis championship
and Louise Noble won the badminton chama
pionship. Since there were several good play-
ers entered in the contests, the girls had
plenty of competition.
The outstanding spring sport is tennis.
Every night after school, girls could be seen
practicing drives, serves, and difficult back
hand strokes. The team this year consisted
of Beth Hawker, Iune Somers, Barbara Beatty,
Myrtle Bing, Buth King, and Martha Kalter.
Games were played with Fairview and
Each of the girls strives hard to win a letter.
Wheri she is present for any of the intramural
sports, such as hockey, basketball, or bad-
THEY HAVE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT
minton, she receives twenty-tive points.
When she has two hundred titty, she auto-
matically becomes a member of the Girls'
Athletic Association. Twelve hundred points
entitles her to a school letter. She can add to
the twelve hundred points to get a star, a pin,
and finally, a medal. The qirls who received
their letters this year were: Esther Ann
Bower, Dorothy Dodd, Oneita Elkins, Marilyn
Finley, Lee Guernsey, Marjorie Lesher, lean
McLardie, Betty Parks, Iune Somers, Suzanne
Sotherland, leanine Tullis, lean Utz, and
Roberta Worthington. Pins will qo to Pat
Bruqler, Vivian Eads, Marjorie Getter and
Martha Kalter. Numerals were won by Mar-
jorie Getter and Martha Kalter. Medals will
be issued to Pat Holtvoqt, Myrtle Ring and
Betty Richards. Receivers ol bracelets are
Betty Richards, Pat l-loltvoqt, and Myrtle Ring.
An active Girls' Athletic Association season
was ended by the annual backward dance,
held in April.
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participating in archery.
tennis. hockey, baseball.
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INTEREST IN BOND BUYING, HISTORY, FRIVOLITIES
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physical fitness. By the change in schedule, the seniors
had only one semester of English and civics, omitting
Edward Benson was elected president of the Class of
'44g Carl Hamm, vice president: Suzie Sotherland, treas-
urerg Ieanne Thygerson, secretary, and Elaine Huber,
social chairman. The group sponsored two dances.
"And Came the Spring" was the senior play, directed
by Miss Leah Funck. Ieanne Thygerson, Elaine Huber,
George Lenning and Kent Zopf had leading roles. Miss
Funck "stole" the show when she had to substitute for
Kent who became ill at the last moment.
Athletic accomplishments were made by Marvin Robin-
son, Karl Krugin, Carl Hamm, Carl Klemm, George
Mullen, and Donald Placke.
The class is eagerly awaiting May 3l-graduation-
the end of their high school career and the beginning
of a great-at first sight, unpleasant-journey. They are
standing on the threshold of life, the horizon is a dark
and gloomy one, covered by a barrage of war-clouds.
They, the Class of '44, are determined to do their best
to erase this dark, formidable picture and help to replace
it with a life brightened by peace, love, and sunshine,
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
In l954, after having inherited a huge sum of money,
I decided to make a tour of the country to see what had
happened to the Class of '44,
My first stop was at Dayton's Buggy Flower Shop to
pay a bill because the proprietor was beginning to send
me nasty notes. Whom should I see but Louise Iones
behind the counterg she had just finished an experiment
of crossing a mushroom and a water lily. Glancing to
the rear of the store I saw Harry McGrew with a lovely
bunch of daisies in his arms. He was assisting Miss Iones
in her experiments.
Looking at my watch, I saw it was time for my train.
I yelled "goodbye" and ran all the way to the station,
I had just settled myself Comfortably on the Spirit of
St. Louis, when I heard a giggle. I turned around and
saw Myrtle Bing and Marjorie Lesher. Myrt was knitting
a dog sweater and Marge was reading the directions
aloud. I didn't want to disturb them so I went to sleep.
Before I knew it, I was in New York's Pennsylvania Sta-
tion. Elaine Huber, author of the best seller, "How to
Get and Hold a Man," met me at the station.
We had luncheon and she told me that Iean Naftzger
and Margaret Ashworth were singing in the Metropolitan
opera. They were currently starred in "Rigoletto." During
the afternoon we went to the blood bank to give some of
our precious blood and Shirley Pierson and Patricia
Enscoe were there to jab us with their needles.
As I left Elaine, I was almost knocked down by a
street cleaner who turned out to be Don Placke. I remem-
bered that from his childhood, Don had always wanted
to be a street cleaner.
Having concluded my visit in New Ycrk, I boarded
a train for St. Louis where, upon arriving, I visited the
famous "Home for Friendless Dogs," run by Mr. and
Mrs. Basor, whom I recognized as Ned and Genny.
l went with them to hear a concert by the Baunchy
Symphony. Playing first oboe was Betty Parks, and the
conductor was Shirley Leinweber. I went backstage after-
ward and we chatted gaily for an hour. Betty told me
she had recently received letters from Betty Armstrong
and Mary Iane Abbott, who were missionaries in New
Guinea. Over there they had seen Iames Bowser, Robert
Clebek and Carson Fremont selling Clebek brushes. My,
how people get around!
I hated to leave Betty and Shirley, but I had to con-
tinue to Kansas City. Having started, I was feeling quite
lonely as the train whizzed by the trees and houses.
As it slowed down for a crossing, a freight passed. The
sight I saw made me feel brighter, for on top of a
refrigerator car playing cards sat Tom Koors, Fritz Klemm,
the Grugin brothers, Bill Walthers and Marv Robinson.
Nearly happy when I arrived in Kansas City, I dropped
in to see Ieanne Thygerson and Barbara Wilson who had
a colossal dance duet act for a carnival. The Webster
Twins were also doing a balloon act in the same side
After I left the carnival, I was standing on a corner
when a car stopped with a screech of brakes and a girl
in slacks tumbled out: it was Iackie Walkup. I went with
her to her apartment and telephoned Charlotte Goens
while Iackie prepared a steak dinner. fShe always was
a good cooktl While trying to get Charlotte, I recognized
the operator's voice as that of Harriet Frey.
Having decided to make a change in plans, I went to
the airport to catch a plane for Denver. When I started
to climb aboard someone called my name. I turned and
saw Elmer Scott looking smart in his pilot's uniform. He
was flying the plane I was taking. Finally the doors
were closed and before I knew it, I was in Denver.
I decided I could stand a shampoo and wave so I went
to the Curry Comb Salon where Iill Pummell and Marjorie
Getter worked on me. After being baked for two hours,
I felt that I needed some fresh air. When I walked out,
I saw Iody Mullen wheeling a baby carriage down the
streetg I peeked into it and, lo and behold, there was
Iody, Ir. His father told me there was a good flea circus
in town so I went to see it. Walking into the circus,
I saw the Sotherland Twins talking wheedlingly to the
fleas. I always knew they would do great things with
their talent! '
Later in the afternoon while I was sitting in the park
resting, two breathless girls came toward me. They were
Chellis Carney and Betty Stoll, and they were getting
ready for the six-day bicycle races-I couldn't have
imagined that ten years ago! Suddenly, I heard a loud
noise. I looked around and saw Eugene Iones standing
on a soap box making a speech, Glee, his wife, would
mop his forehead every few seconds.
I went to a play that evening with Bill Kemper.
Franklin Rouclebush took the ticketsg and then we were
seated, seeing Iames Stuart's "When the Cows Come
Home." When the lights were dimmed, lack Thomas, the
villian, stalked on the stage. I-Ielen Underwood, the
heroine, was screaming. Of course, the hero, Bill Pontis,
came to her rescue. Harold Demmer went through the
audience three times selling programs. I soon found my-
self wondering how many more of the Class of '44 would
turn up. The next day I went on a shopping spree. In an
exclusive shop, Louise Noble and Doris Gray were
modeling. Valerie Kissinger was the owner of the shop.
She even had a French accent. She told me Lois I-Ianback
was autographing copies of her new book, "One Hundred
Forty-Four Ways To Fry Fish." I bought the book and
went around to have her sign it. I found Evelyn Yaus
was her manager. fOne friendship had lasted through
A fire siren broke the silence of the morning. Soon
a fire engine tore around the corner and driving it was
Richard Trainer. Curtis Wilson was the back seat driver.
After the night's rest, I went to Phoenix. There, I went
into the Apologetic and Prohibitive Market only to find
Tommy Welch was manager. fThe name had intrigued
me, causing my visit.l At the meat counter, I saw Aileen
Dugan. She was frantically trying to get waited on. Her
husband, Robert Graeter, was due home from the office
at 5:30-and it was 5:15 then. Still up to her old tricks!
From the grocery, I went to the depot to entrain for
Alamogardo, New Mexico. There I saw Eleanor Deubner
buying a ticket to Reno-to get her fifth divorce.
A bow-legged cowboy in a rickety Ford met me at
the station, a few hours later in Alamogardo, to take me
to the Happy Richie Ranch. The first person I saw on
arriving was Dick Stein breaking in a new colt. Around
the corner of the house came lames Wallace with a
bale of hay on his shoulders, he was ranch foreman.
After spending a few days there I continued to Los
Angeles. When I reached that city I went to the famous
Cue Ball Night Club. The head waiter, George Lenning,
showed me to a table. Lights were turned down and a
spotlight gleamed on the band. The leader was Robert
Cook: he was still playing his trumpet.
When the floor show began, Pat Brugler did a soft
shoe dance. Waiters Kent Zopf and Eddie Benson sang
their new song, "Meetcha Round the Cerner." I glanced
around and saw lim Wahl, who was chief bouncer. He
really had gained a set of muscles,
I took a bus to a small white house with green
shutters where I knocked on the doory Mrs. McFall, nee
Margaret lohnson, answered it. Paul was in the living
room with the newspaper and a pipe. At the house
next door, sitting on the porch, was Norma Howard
Grugin waiting for Karl to come home.
Sunny California! The end of my journey. Now I was
free to do as I had always wanted: Lie in the sun and
sleep. Ah, blissful journey. What a change ten years
-llah lean Preston
We, the Senior class of '44, being of unsound mind
and a little unbalanced in other parts of the head, do
hereby will and bequeath some possessions to under-
classmen. We, the undersigned, hereby declare this our
last will and testament, cancelling all others made before
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loanne Gummere and Don Placke will a few extra
inches to Bruce McPeek and Evelyn Laub.
Betty Armstrong, Marjorie Getter, and Patricia Enscoe
leave some underclass girls the privilege of taking gym
during their senior year.
Mary lane Abbott leaves her soft, sweet voice to
Ed Benson wills his beautiful bow ties to Max Orlow.
Patricia Brugler and lames Stuart leave together in
Chellis Carney bequeaths her English accent to any-
one who can copy it.
lacques Cook and Betty Meyers leave their brains
to the Smithsonian Institute.
Robert Cook wills his trumpeting ability to Dale
Iune Conover and Ethel Cox leave their winning smiles
to everyone next year. tYou'll need ll191T1-l
The Sotherlancl twins leave the teachers still befuddled
as ever as to who is who.
To Martha Kalter goes Genevieve Ead's position on
the hockey team.
Dorothy Webster leaves her long string of dates with
the Oakwood boys to the junior girls.
Valerie Kissinger leaves her bangs to Marclieta
Eleanor Deubner begueaths her first love, Charlie
Barnett's recordings, to the "Vic" in the cafeteria.
Margaret Ashworth and lean Naftzger leave their
memories of Brookville to anyone who can stand them.
Carson Fremont leaves Robert Hedges all his debate
notes so Bob can beat Oakwood next year.
Marjorie Lesher wills her basketball playing to Miss
lill Pummell leives her shorthand style to Ruby
Edith Coppcck leaves her last vear's work to those who
Karl Grugin wills his position as an all around athlete
to lim Irons.
Louise Crane leaves her melodious giggle to Lois Wise.
Paul McFall leaves his easy ways and reluctance to
study to "Fritz" Kratzer.
Ned Rasor bequeaths his habit of talking to himself
to Miss Kennedy, who is used to his habit,
Iackie Walkup wills her wardrobe to lune Somers.
Margaret lohnson bequeaths her ability at horseback
riding to Beth Hawker.
Betty Stoll leaves her B's in bookkeeping to Brother
Robert Graeter wills his good looks to Merrill Albrecht.
Dorothy Gould leaves her quiet and graceful ways to
Harold Demmer wills his scientific knowledge to the
Norma Cress bequeaths her high school career to
next year's freshmen.
William Gerdes leaves his shortness in stature to Bill
Aileen Dugan wills her long, black hair to Nancy
Glee Rogers leaves her rain hat to "Moby Dick."
Winifred Denham bequeaths her curly locks to Dolores
Kent Zopf leaves his bashfulness to Richard Page, who
could use it.
Harriet Frey wills her sparkling eyes to Suzanne
Ted Linderman begueaths his books to Herschel Iones.
Shirley Leinweber leaves the music department to
Nancy Schiebrel wills her roastie-toastie sun burn to
Dorothy Stansel leaves her "A's" in English to Don
Pooler, fwho needs them.l
William Pontis leaves his jalopy to posterity.
Charlotte Schroder bequeaths her cap and gown to
next year's seniors.
"lody" Mullens leaves lean McLardie with great
Thomas Welch leaves his snappy clothes to Victor
George Woodward wills his corny jokes to anyone
who can stand them.
Iames Wahl leaves his love for younger women to
llah lean Preston begueaths her bushy eyebrows to
Christine Gofte wills her senior home room to Phyllis
Doris Gray leaves her thoughts to Miss Miriam Wilson.
Lois Hanback and Evelyn Yaus leave their friendship
to Martha Prater and Martha Fox.
Louise Gross wills her meekness to Mary White.
Marilyn McKay leaves her art f?J ability to Miss Rachel
Doris Borton leaves her chewing gum to the teachers.
Iames Bowser begueaths his checked pants to the
Robert Chlobek wills his quietness to Dick Forward.
Delores Dukes leaves her typewriter to next year's
office practice class.
Howard Wilson leaves the pencil sharpener in Mr.
Couser's room to posterity.
Mabel Harned wills her variety of service men to the
army. Ut will get them anywayll
Betty McCray bequeaths her absenteeism to Mr. Homer
loanne Hoover and Zoa Hull leave their attendance at
the USO dances to the hostesses.
loan Ralston leaves her quietness to Roberta
Lavone Mann leaves her biology book to Laura Hanger.
Betty Richards leaves her all-round sports ability to
Charles l-leitzman wills his marching ability to Ioseph
Patricia Holtvogt leaves her hockey stick to Mamie
Norma Howard wills her ability to wrap pretty Christ-
mas packages to Santa Claus.
Elaine Huber leaves her beautiful hair to Marjorie
Nelson Hurst wills his soft brown eyes to Patsy Cress.
Louise Iones begueaths her poetic ability to the English
Carl Hamm leaves the underclass girls to next year's
Ruth King wills her deep voice to Benny Weaver.
Franklin Roudebush leaves his initials "F. D. R." to
Adeline Lucas wills her red hair to Vivian Moon.
Dorothy Martin leaves her angelic disposition to lane
Betty McClurg bequeaths her dimples to Patsy Carter.
lack Thomas leaves his playful ways to Ted Blum.
Harry McGrew bequeaths his curly locks to envying
Doris O'Neal leaves her tlightiness to Mary Stadlmayr.
Marjorie Marcum wills her southern accent to "Neath"
Freda Mae Mason wills her helpful ways to Roberta
Richard Trainor leaves his nearly perfect attendance
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Helen Underwood wills her dark tresses to her sister,
Barbara Wilson bequeaths her bottle of peroxide to
Dwight Manker wills his placid movements to Paul
Ianet Naas leaves her seat in physics class to next
year's lost souls.
Curt Wilson and Louise Noble leave together for
Betty Osborn leaves her gym shorts to Esther Ann
Betty Parks wills her oboe to the incoming freshmen.
Delores Patton leaves her memories of "green tomato
worms" to Miss Christine Wahl.
Iames Wallace wills his jitterbugging to next year's
P. D. classes.
Shirley Pierson leaves her "pepsodent" smile to
lean Shively bequeaths her seat in study hall to any-
one who wishes to talk.
Louise Shade wills her quiet manner to Patsy Salyer.
Ioan Speelman leaves her high heels to Ioyce Kelley.
Richard Stein wills his love for romantic moonlight
nights to Iohn Morgan.
Ieanne Thygerson bequeaths her popularity to Peggy
Mary Ann Whitelow leaves her heartfelt sympathies
to those who have read this, our last will and testament.
fSignedl The Class of Fairmont's Frivolous, Fighting-Four
as told to Suzie Sotherland
Witnesses: The Cannibals in the Jungle Stew.
ONE MORE YEAR TO GOI
The old dragon was certainly amazed when the fall
of l94l rolled around, bringing with it the youthful
Class of '45. As he viewed the precocious youngsters,
it seemed evident that in time they would adjust them-
selves to Fairmont and its surroundings.
Then the upper classmen proceeded to give the fresh-
men a hearty welcome in the form of the traditional
initiation. The smallest frosh boy, Robert Warner, bore
the brunt of the attack by being set on the water fountain
and smeared with lipstick. The only social event spon-
sored by the class was a skating party.
Much new talent was discovered by the old dragon
in the freshman assembly and for the first time in Fair-
mont history, the freshman boys took up cooking when
the girls exchanged places with them in the shop for
six weeks. A picnic at Bryan State Park closed the year.
As the sophomore year progressed, the old dragon was
no longer skeptical as he viewed the aggressive Class
of '45. One of the outstanding achievements of this year
was the undefeated sophomore football team. lames Irons
represented the class on the varsity squad. During this
year, the dragon was bewildered to see girls wearing
pigtails and their fathers' shirts through the halls of
Fairmont. This class, also, put on a very entertaining
assembly under the direction of Charles Gastineau, the
"Korn King." The social events given by the class were
two skating parties and a successful dance. Everyone
enjoyed dancing to the music of Michael Hauer's
orchestra at the dance climaxing the sophomore year.
ln the month of September, l943, the old dragon
fully realized that this junior class would be capable of
assuming the responsibilities of upper classmen. This
decision was based on the splendid work of the last
two years. The dragon was greatly pleased to find that
this class tackled both curricular and extra-curricular
activities with vengeance. The social season found the
juniors sponsoring a skating party and a dance, which
helped to raise funds for the big prom. The initiations of
the Hi-Y boys and the Girl Reserves, mostly juniors,
provided much amusement for the student body, as did
the fine assembly by the class.
Miss Leah Funck directed an outstanding cast in "Best
Foot Forward," which was a magnificent production
enjoyed by hundreds of people. The old dragon was
fascinated by the great number of athletes the junior
class possessed, for outstanding among these were Iames
irons, Robert Warner, Richard Forward, William Liebe-
trau, Frank Dodd, Raymond Harding, and lerry Bowser.
The climax of the year was the prom, which paid tribute
to the seniors and was thoroughly enjoyed by both
The class officers, whom the old dragon considered
to be very capable and efficient, were Iames Irons,
presidentp Richard Forward, vice president: William
Leibetrau, treasurer: Anna Mae Foster, secretaryp Ray-
mond Harding, social chairman. .
-Iunior Home Room 206
'TWAS EASIER THIS YEAR!
When their footsteps were first heard in the bewilder-
ing corridors of Fairmont High, the Class of '46, began
an entirely new experience. First, they gave a talent
assembly and found that they were not only a class of
confused juveniles: but also athletes, actors, musicians
and even bright scholars.
As they entered their second year at Fairmont they
were more confident. From down Centerville way came
Margaret "Red" Williamson, who stormed the chorus,
band, scholarship rolls, and became a cheerleader. Peggy
Altenburg, Ioan Dill, Rosemary Schneck and others
joined the ranks, and became up-and-coming sophomores.
Now, the athletes found places on the varsity squads.
Paul Wagner and Ray Munger were on the varsity
football team: Donald McPeek and Ralph Gueltig, on the
second: and then there was Iack Bunger, star shot of the
basketball team. Dick Cook, Paul Wagner, Iohn Morgan
and Lawrence Moyer played on the reserve team.
Sophomores, musically inclined, again made valuable
additions to the chorus and band. Those who participated
in music contests brought their school honor: Helen
tSusie the Bassoonistl Wapplery fiddlers Max Orlow and
Marilyn Whislerg warblers Ted Blum, Ioanne Ferris,
Peggy Altenburg and Dane Stoll: organist Wilma An-
drew, and many others.
Perhaps most important are their scholastic achieve-
ments. Consistently on the scholarship rolls were William
Horton, Wilma Andrew, Paul Wagner, Helen Wappler,
Max Orlow, Ianice Thorpe, Margaret Williamson, Laura
Hanger and Evelyn Stansel.
Led by President Paul Wagner and his assistants:
Ianice Thorpe, vice president: Helen Wappler, secretary,
Rolland Fischer, treasurer: and Patty Mack, social chair-
man, the sophomores have won a high place among
Fairmont's students in sportsmanship and scholarship.
HOW THEY LOOKED WHEN THEY CAME!
September 7, l943, a date no freshman will ever for-
get, saw 164 frosh arrive at Fairmont by bus, car, bicycle,
or on foot, coming from Southern Hills, Dorothy Lane,
Pasadena, Dayton, and other schools.
Many freshmen girls went out for hockey. Marilyn
Finley actually got to play goal keeper on the first team!
Oneita Elkins, lean Utz, leannine Tullis substituted for
the first team. Others on the frosh team were Dorothy
Lenning, Margaret Henderson, lenny Bowser, Shirley
Jarvis, Sarah Wallace, and Dorothy Dodd, Martha Kemper,
Gwen Wardwell, and Barbara Parks. For the first time
in history, Fairmont scored against, and defeated Oak-
wood in hockey.
The freshmen boys played two games against Oak-
wood, dividing the games. The boys who loyally came
out for practice were Richard "Floppy" Romburger, John
Perkins, Walter Schutz, Iunior Norris, Dick Walther, Paul
Kolbe, George Ienkins, Ralph Young, Pete Michael, Fred
Brooks, Bob Riffle, Curt Davis, and Donald Crawmer,
Ralph Young played a total of one-half in a varsity game!
Ralph Young, Dick Walther, Iunior Norris, Bob Riffle,
George Ienkins, and Murl Miller were on the first team
in basketball. lim Widman, Walter Schulz, Paul Kolbe,
Pete Michael, Harry Fleming, and lack England substi-
tuted. The team played Roosevelt, Belmont, Stivers,
Oakwood, Chaminade, and Miamisburg, defeating all but
The freshmen chose as class officers Walter Schutz,
president: Donald Crawmer, vice presidentp Gwen Ward-
well, secretary: Bob Riffle, treasurerg Sarah Wallace,
social chairman. Members elected to the student council
were Ienny Bowser, Ioan Stout and lim Gochoel.
Very few freshmen work after school at downtown
stores, but there's hardly a freshman that doesn't either
do dishes, or take care of "kids," or help around home
in other ways. The home front is really very important.
As they look back on the last year it seems that their
main accomplishment is that they passed the first year
of high school. They have made new friends and have
learned much that will carry them through three more
years of school.
'TWAS A FULL CALENDAR
September BfFirst day of school, and suntanned stu-
dents trekked back to school.24-First dance of the sea-
son was sponsored by the seniors after the Monroe game.
26-The faculty entertained the new teachers at a picnic
at Old River. 27-Labor shortage began to be noticed
in school as students were drafted for cafeteria work.
30-Chellis, Suzie, and Betty interviewed Si Burick and
got his ideas about the MVL and football.
October 5-Parent-Teachers' Association held Open
House. The first DRAGON appeared. 12-Fairview girls
invaded Fairmont and walloped the hockey team. 15-
G. W. Zopf returned: a wolf in ship's clothing. 20AReport
cards appeared as Halloween approached. 30-Miss
Laura Marshall and her office practice group began sell-
ing war stamps and bonds.
November 4-Mr. Clark Haines directed the band in
the first of its concert series. 5-Iames Wahl was elected
president of Student Council. 7-Senior play cast was
chosen by Miss Leah Funck. 13-Hi-Y named eighteen
new pledges. 20-Dragons lost to Troy as basketball
season loomed in the not too-distant future. 2S-Fair-
tnontonians helped observe the opening of Club Co-ed.
30-Betty and Suzie Sotherland became editors oi the
December 1eLctter ironi "Foxie" Tharr indicated that
he actually misses Fairmont. 3-Freshmen ranked high
on the honor roll as report cards were issued again,
7-Eddie Benson had a three-week vacation while his
brother had scarlet iever. 9-Elde1's looked like Faire
mont after 3:10 as nine oi the teachers, as well as hall
of the student body, started helping during the Christmas
rush. ll4Music was played during lunch periods as
suggested by the Student Council. 13ADragon basketeers
defeated Kiser as they got oft to a grand start. 13-Bond
and stamp sales totaled 37,000 as the third flying jeep
was purchased. 15-National Honor Society named tive
new pledges. 18-Debate and speech groups won honors
at Hamilton. 22-The annual Christmas pageant was
given, 23-Vacation, at last!
Ianuary 2-Back irom vacation, students began wind-
ing up their iirst semesters work. 4-Manpower shortage
became acute: senior girls began casting envious glances
toward underclassmen. 10-Plans were made for an
intensive Fourth War Loan drive at Fairmont. 21-Five
seniors completed their requirements ior graduation.
24-Seniors started slaving away preparing ior the senior
February 3-"Freckles," Mr. Clark Haines' pooch, in-
vaded the office and chewed up the absentee list.
5-Iunior play cast is selected for "Best Foot Forward."
10-Tommy Koors and Fritz Klemm discover they know
nothing about the finer arts of hitch-hiking. 11-Walt
Disney artists visited school and showed pupils what
makes Donald Duck tick. 14eFourth War Loan drive
ended with Fairmont students and faculty turning in
55l5,7OU. 17ABand played its second concert with Eugene
Weigel directing. 29-Leap Year Day! Girls got their
March 8-The Dragons were defeated by Greenville
at the annual basketball tournament in an overtime game
with the score oi 32 to 31. 10-A big moment for the
seniors came when they traveled to Roosevelt High
School to take the senior scholarship test. I7-Shur and
it was a grand St. Patricks Day when the up-and-coming
freshman class held their big dance in the music room.
30-Groans resounded throughout the halls as Every
Pupil Tests were given.
April 4-The "Ball'Bearing Bounce," skating party
sponsored by the sophomore class, was a great success!
Everyone was there. Commencement speakers were
chosen too. They are Eugene Iones and lean Naftzger.
Sfhepresentatives from the music department met at
Westminster Presbyterian Church for the annual music
contest. 7-1D-Easter vacation for all the weary souls!
14-It was the biggest event oi the year for the juniors
when they presented "Best Foot Forward," one oi the
best class plays produced in recent years. 19-Report
cards were ceremoniously handed out and the last six
weeks of school started. 21-The band brought its busi-
est sevson to a close with its last concert. Sergeant
lcseph Raeiff was guest pianist. 27-Suspense and
mystery invaded Fairmont as "Nine Girls" was presented
by the dramatics class.
May 5-"I-I. M. S. Pinaioref' a universal favorite, came
to Fairmont with Mr. Clark Haines directing the mixed
chorus. 12-Yas, suh! the combines grade and high
schools presented their annual musical in the form of an
old fashioned Minstrel show. 26-The juniors' farewell
to the senior class was a gay prom. 28-Baccalaureate
services were held in the Fairmont auditorium. Reverend
R. K. Riebs spoke. 31-The last day of school! The sen-
iors marched down the aisle at the N. C. P.. auditorium
to receive their much coveted diplomas. Dr. Kenneth
men. So ended a busy year.
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We, the DRAGON start, take this opportunity to thank those business and
professional men and women who made this book possible. Those making
contributions smaller than the sponsors included:
Southern Hills Pharmacy
Burnside Shell Station
Far Hills Cleaner
Dr. L. I. Gumper
Kuntz-Iohnson Lumber Company
William A. Shroyer's Sons
Charles Keller, Findlay, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Iohnson
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