Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH)

 - Class of 1944

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I 1, I' HIS SPIRIT OF SERVICE IS UNRATIONED Xi-7 Q F '25 fs 1 'I 2 1 X 1 r' ! f I '52 NJ ,ig M 9' 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 facilities. 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 indeed." 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 Williarit Henilvl lp!-sfsiclvtitl, Gffbitgtb L. ljrrrfit trflr-rlzj, Huy S1,1ivPy tviri: t'riQ::iCtP-iitl. li. L. Bninffs, 'it1g'rfrirtrDridf'rit, 1:4 slew Ittfttlrvfl it CO-WO 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 relations. 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 Strive Forward oxfiuses, and whenever aiiythitifg is mixed up it's Mrs. Brown who comes to the rescue with a solution. 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 Peace Goal 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 work. 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 Clark Haines Leland Hall Helen Hartsock Milo Herr 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- Laura Kennedy Mary Virginia Lacy Mrs. Russell I. Long Laura Marshall Robert Mitchell Gladys Powell Richard Somers Florence Stoll Rachel Urick Helen Vogelsang Homer Wagner Christine Wahl Hadley Watts George We-inter Miriam Wilson nedy. Helping to develop the "Good Neigh- bor Policy," she also teaches pupils to speak Spanish, the language of our southern neighloors. 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 organizations, 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 CHEMISTRY LAB 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. 361 5 5 I 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. 4 ,, ,A SHOP BOYS ARE SHOWING COMPLETED GAMES MADE FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. K5 gk 525 NO MEAT. FEW MEN . . . BUT NO LACK OF STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN SERIOUS CLASSROOM WORK . . . H 1 up r DRAGON REVIEWS SENIOR ACTIVITIES 'daugfietofzq ln the midst ot war, many boys and girls of the Class of '44 now iind themselves struggling to bring about a desired peace. 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 a- rtivities. 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 tContinued on page 683 :BID O0 21, I elawag '44 K' J fps. J . . I ff JL -fe if , . X ' A t 2 HHH I -:ali Y A ' 5. If 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 19 A me a '44 L 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 20 HAMM HOOVER I OHNSON 21 Hem af '44 ,1 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 944af'44 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. 22 Haunt! '44 -5 grv.. my 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 23 Ham '44 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 24 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. 25 JUNIORS TAKE AN INTEREST Savilla Meyers, Doris Webster, Iune Som- ers, Norma Iean Davis. William Powell, lack Cain, Edward Brad- ford, Don Garwood, Kline Cate. Ralph Money, William Hanger, Clarence 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 Weldenhaus, Ioanne Ward, Patsy Carter, Charlotte Goens. Ioy Pope, lane Crm- over. Barbara Beatty, Robert Hedges. William Powell, Roh- ert Sturm, David Abshear. MUSIC, SPORTS, AND SCHOLARSHIP Glen Ridgeway, Ger- ald Robinscn, Louis Bower, Carl Boecker- man. Don Pooler, lohn Davis. Roberi Warner, Wilma Robinson, Don- ald Hauer, W y n n e Daughters. Dorothy Gould, Vera Appenzeller, Winiired 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, Ann Underwood. Vivian Eads, Richard Forward,Betiy Edwards. ur 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, Phyllis Leist. Frank Hemelqarn, Frank Dodd, Martha Fox, Martha Prater. Donald Mercer, Mar- qaret Getter, Esther Ann Bower, Wallace Avey. 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 Swiqart. Dorothy Moon, Aunda Pierson, Richard Geiger, Mary M. White. Thomas Smiley. Beth Hawker, Iohn Stanch, Roberta Worthington, Paul Young. PRESENTS "BEST FOOT FORWARD" William Heideman, Vernon Eslinger, Lu- cille Eu bank . Faye Suman, Robert Beck, Robert Patterson. Frances Mae Tayloe, Ethel Iewell, Lois Iohnson, Ruth Weller, Doris Puterbauqh, Marnie Kindy. Charles Gastineau. i"" - Howard Wilson, Ralf Trusler. Gordon Graham, Robert Hus- ton. Ben Weaver. Anna Foster, Lee GuernseY,Lydia Davis, Martha Kalter. lerry Bowser, Ierry Jarrett, Victor Grabe' man, I a m e s Irons, Donald Schellinq. Wil- liam Liebetrau. Merrill Albrecht, Eve- lyn Laub, Peggy Peek Wanda Smalley. Helen Site s . Anna Belle Long, Virginia Bauersteld. luniors not pictured: Dean Brandt, Robert Brandt. Ronald Case- bere. Dorothy Dono- van, Joseph Gantner, Marylee Iarrett, Ger' aldine Lowe, Dorothy Ruth. 19 1 t sl qc. I DRAGON VIEWS "SOFTIES" GETTING 3 3 'AME fi 'Sf '33 .I QQXQ ii I W . K 'S gg 35 X 3. u--, ge fi,- s if N. x. BACK: Lloyd Miracle. Roberi Wise. Roland Fischer. FRONT: Harry Lenz. William Horton. Phyllis Whipp, Vera Widau, Mary Agnes Baudendistel. R u b y Walker. Marilyn Whisler. B e 1 ty Bill- meyer. Patty Altenburq. Kath- ryn Koontz. Dorothy Doughman. Dane Stoll. Ted Blum. Farrand Max-lens. Patty Mack, Verna- dale Sequi. George Murphy. Max Oi-low. Helen Wap- pler. Ianice Thorpe. Roland Fischer. David Fitch. Francis Michael. 30 XPERIENCE IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES BACK: Charles Leech, Ric h a r cl Nancan-ow. Harold Prahinski. Richard Hewitt. FRONT: lack Blair, Richard Simpson. Keith Iohnson. Wilma Andrew, Betty Bartlett, Christine Bertrams. Marilyn Collins. M a r y K a y Augspurqer, Betty Christensen. B A C K : M a r il y n Thomas, Dean Smith, Peggy Altenburq. Ioan Dill. FRONT: Carolyn Min- iard. Pat Loyd, Imo- gene Willis. SITTING: Patty Cress. STANDING: Phyllis McGrew. Martha May. loanne Brown, Viv- ian Moon. Barbara Kesling, Io- Ann Bell, Richard Page lstandinql. Suz- anne Pohlmeyer. STANDING: Laura Hanger. SITTING: Richard Cook, lack Bunqer. 31 QL- ,ff Q6 GOL 453 CLASS OF '46 SATISFIES t DRAGON FRONT: Patsy Salyer, Margaret Williamson. BACK: June Prentice, Evelyn Stansel, Paula Iones. AT BOARD: Iohn Morgan, Herschel Jones, Robert Oakley, William Fremont, Io- anne Ferris, Dora Dubs, Lawrence Moyer. Frances Bruch, Betty Schwartz' Norma Heil- mann, Lucille Cate. FRONT: Robert Wid- man, George H elm, Raymond Munger, Dale Placke. BACK: Edward Stew- art, Don Grugin. Herry Wertz. Fern McGrew, Vivian Richards, Dorothy Lit- tell, Betty Billmeyer. Patty Walker, Eileen Holtvoqt. FRONT: Lois T o d d , Mary Stadlmayer, Betty Roush. BACK: Mariorie Graves, Patricia Pickle, Betty Douglass WHO WATCHES THEIR GROWING PAINS Farrand Martens, Ted Hein, Morris Lyons, Carl Iaeqqi, Willard Danzeissen. Richard Crauder, Mer- lin Williamson, Rich- ard Kirkpatrick, El, lreda Helm, Orville Madliqer. Front: Hazel Gotorth, Louise Hyer. Buelah Stevens, Nancy Rout- zahn: Back: Don McClanahan. Lois Todd, Mary Agnes Baudendistel. Herbert Foskuhl, Em- erson Eschbauqh, Dorothea Duncan. Io- ann C o p e, A n n a Ballard. In Rear: Don McPeek, Rayburn Wood: In Front: Dwane Cop- pedqe, Robert Owen, Ralph Gueltiq, Ted Rose. Don Faber, Don Crowe Kstandinql, Charles Ankney. 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 Mohr, Rosemary Schneck, Kenneth To- bias, Elaine Von Greyerz, Willard Whitacre. x I wfwfi PM ti A 'Y'tqPN5l:4N THAT CLASS OF '47 CERTAINLY WAS .L Erves Hess. Paul Kolbe, Edward Mowen,Eugens Singleton, Forest Weller. Marilyn Foskuhl, Ruth Dobherstein, Lora Fisher, Ioan S to ut, Alice Couser, Eva Sams. Martha Glanton, Margie Ann Boha- chek, Glo ri a Barn- hart, N o r m a Hurst, Dolores Laycox, Mary Lou Garwood. Ralph Young, Rich- ard Rumbarger, lack Wheeler, Steve Pickle. Fred Brooks. Allen Ienkins, Edgar Robinson, Donald Crawmer, Russell Long, R o b e rt Peter- son, Bruce McPeek. Clarence Moon, Iohn Gillette, Richard Knabe, William Metzler. Roger Bender, LeRoy Moon, Iohn Wood, Walter Fickert. lack Shahan, Donald Aydelott, Francis Scott. GREEN . . . lack Ewry, Charl ES Mockbee, Charle s 'Thomas Mosier. Thomas Smith. Do Ditmer, Curtis Davis, n. ald Titus, Robert d Stadlmayr, L e l a n Norris. Ioan Hull, Shirley Iarvis, Patricia Heide- man, Dorothy Len- ning, Lois Hawker. Sarah Stansel, Edward Lowry, Walter Schutz Richard McKinnon. William Willoughby. Peter Michael, Iames Gochoel, Donald Nich- olas, Harry Fleming. 3. -5' Standing: Doris Kupp, Rose Marie Lewber, Marian Yaus, Norma Blair: sittinq: lanet Eby, Ienny Bowser, Marilyn Mitchell. lack Powers, Thomas Weaver, lames Liszak, George Ienkins, Iohn Perkins, Richard Jackson. Richard Walther, Dex- ter Reynolds. BUT THEY'RE GROWING aaa . , , YQ EYE 'D gut!! VT' 6. yr FROSH ADDED THEIR TALENT Ma ri orie Todd, Lois Swanson, Iames Wid- man, Gwendolyn Wardwell, Mil d r e d Sherzer Kstanding back oi seated stu- dentsl, Phyllis Wright. Oneita Elkins, Ioan Nicely, Bonnie Mar- tin, Elizabeth Stewart, Winifred Wolfram. Roberl Brandenburg. Robert Hilton, Robert Hunt, Robert Miller. Dale Spencer, Ray Payne, Euqene Henn, William Iohnson. C. Lewis, Roberta Ccrron, Hannah Smith, Beverly Willis, Peggy Sleiq, Alma Chester, Yvonne Redman. James Shaw, Donald Nicholas, Edward Jamison, William Mc- Kinnon. Iames Denlinger, Rudy Denlinger, Don- ald Conover, Mary Denham. Bruce Barnaby, lack England. TO MANY AN ACTIVITY Betty Murphy, Violet O'Neal, Katharine Odon, Eleanor R01- ers, Phyllis Carroll, Eileen Parker. Dorothy Dodd, Betty Heil, Martha Kemper, Wanda Iones. Phyllis scheming. P a t t y Vaughn, Lois Swanson, Ieannine Tullis, Ioan Saatkamp, lean Utz, Barbara Siler. Murl Miller, Merle Vulgamore, B e r n a r d Halbert, R a y m o n d Dukes, Wilbur Houck. Eunice Blanchard, Barbara Parks Kat tele- phonel, Marilyn Pin- ley, Ienny Bowser. Margaret Henderson, Lorrain Kennedy. Patty Wiles, Lois Wise, Pauline Parker, Ruth Ann Fogarty, Dorothy Osborn, Patty Voris, Sarah Wallace Cleaning against building.J Robert Rittle, Evelyn Press, Marcheta Christensen. 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. Y 'K K at '13 1- A , div? ' g4 ig M 5. : at L ,V P .3 I , fy V, L f,,:i'f.' ' F 4 Ruin '1 ' Mt' we ' ww, 1 M 1 'K : an ' " ' Q' . ff .Q 344 'gy' . Z 'U VA .vw , ., ,qigk ., 7 OFFICE PRACTICE GROUP WHICH SOLD 527,000 IN WAR BONDS DURING TI-IE 1943-44 SCHOOL YEAH. L 44 kk . f A , Q Ill' IIN 8 V W X - , af K A .A ,.,.,, ,,,,...7 f l.ig.fjX y ,4,.qCNi59 'N 'UN N , mi' AMX-H RF pi I C W ,fj',Vi!i,'x my .N A T',N , , ix W ry I E1 8 1 Q 'J L4 09 if NO GAS, NO CONTESTS . . . BUT NO LACK OF INTEREST IN DRAMATICS, MUSIC, SPEECH ON PART OF STUDENTS . . . W YOUTH LEARNS WAR TIME DEMOCRACY STANDING: Ioan Stout. Iames Wahl, Kent Zopf. 'lack Bunqer, Don Halner, Ienny Bowsher, Lee Guernsey, Chellis Carney. 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 address system. 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, treasurer. 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, Betty Richards. STANDING: Ned Rasor, Betty Myers. Jeanne Thyqerson, Ed Benson, Valerie Kissinger. X 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 twentysixth year. 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 stamps. 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. YEARBOGK STAFF' Co-editors Betty and Suzanne Sotherland Assistant Editor Chellis Carney Business Staii llah lean Preston, Barbara Wiisori, Iames Wahl, Edward Benson Circulation Stait Louise Crane. Betty Stott, Doris Borton Sports Editors lames Stuart, Margaret lohnson Feature Editors Evelyn Yaus, Lois Hanback James Wahl, Ed Benson, Barbara Wilson, llah lean Preston Margaret Iohnson, Iames Stuart. Ted Linderman 4 F' Kitchen Crew Cashier Ida Mae Schweickart Cooks Bessie Dale, Bertha Bradford, Lucille Bollinger Cashier Staff 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 P Gladys Hurst. Katherine Tanis Cooks serving Sothex-land Twins and Ioe Wright ROBLEM, TOO 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 excellence. 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 year. 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 place winners, 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 tlrern. Each day thereafter, the band worked to perfect new forrnatiorrs. Un llriday nights, it highfstepped to a swift caderrce around the field. 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" ROUTINE, WOW! and "The Band Played On" rolled out in the blue, The band forrned a huge tanderrr bicycle with revolving wheels and A gaily turning rrrerryfgo-round. 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 church. 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- orous touch. 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. Sponsored by The Parent-Teachers' Association 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. Y P PP e 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 present. 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- shining future. Congratulations from Rial T. Parrish , is rt 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. are x tamson eqqy en erq ona 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 and Sullivan. 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 Hull. 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 Michael. 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 school. Sponsored by Howard Knoll Studio BACK ROW: Suzanne Sotherland, Shirley Leinweber, Ruth King, Mamie Kindy, Lorene Speelman, Wilma Robinson, Vera Appenzeller, Marilyn McKay, Virginia Pummell, Betty McCray, Elaine Huber, L ' I ouise ones. 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. e , r , e y c ona 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 announcer. 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 its best! 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. Best Wishes from Direct Plumbing Supply Company 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. J V 2 1 ww-jf . ,. M W it, ci. as .2 by way "And Came the Spring U , 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. Miss Leah Funck w 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 Wt Ii 1 v er, illiam Perchment, William Pontis, and lames Wallace, as director of the production. 1 Sponsored by Indianapolis Engraving Company. OS ls- wp'O0',,',,,, R F05 Q 307 v-1 E a,'N fy. I' Indianapolis. Indiana 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 Hi ,P IW .W'll' L'bt ,I I .R Hd' . aner au aqner 1 iam ie erau ames :ons ay ar mg 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 is adviser. Activities during the year included a dance after the Fairmont-Piqua game and an "April Fool's Prance," at which Mae lean and her orchestra played. 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- tion included: Social: lack Bunger, Ray Harding, Victor Grabeman, Robert Cook, Frank Dodd, Carl Hamm, lames Irons, William Liebetrau, Iames Wahl. 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, lames Wallace. Program: Paul Wagner, lerry Bowsher, Don Hafner, Richard Cook, Richard Crauder, Kent Zopt. 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 Margaret Henderson. Sponsored by Brown Publishing Company, Blanchester, Ohio GETTING IN "TRIM" FOR THE ARMED FORCES IS THE AIM OF THIS GROUP Ol' SENIORS. 44 v I ..,,l I ,, fi i , lggqnxjk H LLLI 'I pri I S 4 I E A , . I,' '.,! 1:1 5' fill I 'Lv' I .I , V . W, V I I ,, U I' '75 vip y' 5 Cf ' Y ' If ' ,fn ,9 ,QW Zigi FEWEH 1-A MEN, LESS GAS . . . ENERGY, EN THUSIASM AND BUT NO LACK OF ZIP IN BOYS AND GIRLS SPORTS . . . 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 recovered it. 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. N if 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 ,ox , fi V a I 3 ,V ' CT x f y,Y gxf' :gin-'A' "- --fx T TIMES, BUT I SURVIVED As mascot of Fairmon- tonians, I altended all games. These scenes were taken at the Oak- wood game. -f egg I Q NJ BONOS Coaches Watts and Arnold Ed B1-adiord, Billy McKinnon. Mar- garet Getter, Sonny Wachter, Mar- garet Williamson 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- A 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 if garb tt' . BUT ENDS-IN DISASTER 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 not there. 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 y q , o . 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 the game. THE SEASON 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 .:.W,W H, . ., ...., . ,-.,. - . ff--W f -ff 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 . 7521 4 210125 af tie ecwaa 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 ten counters. 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 traveling." 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 in danger. 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 game. Before a capacity crowd, Fairmont's five met and defeated Xenia Central, last year's MVL champs, Ianuary 31. Final score was 32-20. 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 points. 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 points. 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 points. 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 ,f- 5 STANDING: Robert Oak- ley, Don I-Ialner, Iames Irons, Iohn Morgan, Robert Wise, Mr. Vin- cent Arnold lcoachl. IN FRONT: Lawrence Moyer, Richard Cook, Paul Waqner. STANDING: Peter 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. Sponsored by King Tullis GOLF, BASEBALL ARE SPRING FAVORITES Top Row: Don Garwood, Raymond Munger, Harry Lenz, Tom Weaver, Rob- ert Riftle, Dale Placke, William Metzler, Tom Smith. 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 Ridgeway. 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. f 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 SPORTS CONSCIOUS 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 Osborn. 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. L ,r V, i s Q L" Q 1 r . l it A 5 . f i. iitikr Feminine Fairmontonians participating in archery. tennis. hockey, baseball. badminton, basketball. MEN FROM WALT DISNEY'S STUDIO DRAW SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS AT A WEEKLY ASSEMBLY PROGRAM. 4 I K X, r c f 5 f ' xl .,. Jain as NO PAPER, NO FILM . . . BUT NO LAC K,OF INTEREST IN BOND BUYING, HISTORY, FRIVOLITIES and vc . physical fitness. By the change in schedule, the seniors had only one semester of English and civics, omitting economics. 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, -Lois I-Ianback 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 show. 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 the yearsl. 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 may make! -llah lean Preston CLASS WILL 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 this time. 1 1 W. ,fax ' " lx,' NJ' - A Q-'41 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 Vera Appenzeller. Ed Benson wills his beautiful bow ties to Max Orlow. Patricia Brugler and lames Stuart leave together in the "Crosley." 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 Placke. 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 Christensen. 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 Powell. lill Pummell leives her shorthand style to Ruby Lancaster. Edith Coppcck leaves her last vear's work to those who need it. 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 Dane. Robert Graeter wills his good looks to Merrill Albrecht. Dorothy Gould leaves her quiet and graceful ways to Dorothea Duncan. Harold Demmer wills his scientific knowledge to the lab atmosphere. Norma Cress bequeaths her high school career to next year's freshmen. William Gerdes leaves his shortness in stature to Bill McKinnon. Aileen Dugan wills her long, black hair to Nancy Routzahn. Glee Rogers leaves her rain hat to "Moby Dick." Winifred Denham bequeaths her curly locks to Dolores Mink. Kent Zopf leaves his bashfulness to Richard Page, who could use it. Harriet Frey wills her sparkling eyes to Suzanne Pohlmeyer. Ted Linderman begueaths his books to Herschel Iones. Shirley Leinweber leaves the music department to Clark I-Iaines. Nancy Schiebrel wills her roastie-toastie sun burn to Barbara Beatty. 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 reluctance. Thomas Welch leaves his snappy clothes to Victor Grabeman. George Woodward wills his corny jokes to anyone who can stand them. Iames Wahl leaves his love for younger women to Dave Schiebrel. llah lean Preston begueaths her bushy eyebrows to Harpo Marx. Christine Gofte wills her senior home room to Phyllis Leist. 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 Urick. Doris Borton leaves her chewing gum to the teachers. Iames Bowser begueaths his checked pants to the scrap drive. 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 Wagner. loanne Hoover and Zoa Hull leave their attendance at the USO dances to the hostesses. loan Ralston leaves her quietness to Roberta Worthington. Lavone Mann leaves her biology book to Laura Hanger. Betty Richards leaves her all-round sports ability to Vivian Eads. Charles l-leitzman wills his marching ability to Ioseph Wright. . Patricia Holtvogt leaves her hockey stick to Mamie Kindy. Norma Howard wills her ability to wrap pretty Christ- mas packages to Santa Claus. Elaine Huber leaves her beautiful hair to Marjorie Pummell. Nelson Hurst wills his soft brown eyes to Patsy Cress. Louise Iones begueaths her poetic ability to the English department. Carl Hamm leaves the underclass girls to next year's senior boys. Ruth King wills her deep voice to Benny Weaver. Franklin Roudebush leaves his initials "F. D. R." to the President. Adeline Lucas wills her red hair to Vivian Moon. Dorothy Martin leaves her angelic disposition to lane Conover. 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 girls. Doris O'Neal leaves her tlightiness to Mary Stadlmayr. Marjorie Marcum wills her southern accent to "Neath" Carolina. Freda Mae Mason wills her helpful ways to Roberta Rohr. Richard Trainor leaves his nearly perfect attendance to absentees. y'X fs v g N ' W 1 ' w.-f r 7 1 .. -5, 3 - - 'L -' it - ' .1 M Helen Underwood wills her dark tresses to her sister, Ann. Barbara Wilson bequeaths her bottle of peroxide to Marilyn Thomas. Dwight Manker wills his placid movements to Paul Young. Ianet Naas leaves her seat in physics class to next year's lost souls. Curt Wilson and Louise Noble leave together for Niagara Falls. Betty Osborn leaves her gym shorts to Esther Ann Bower. 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 Helen Sites. 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 Altenberg. 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 classes. 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. -lanice Thorpe 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 Miamisburg. 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. -Eunice Blanchard '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 yearbook. 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 scholarship test. 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 Brown spoke. men. So ended a busy year. .S , We 744416 Zan! 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 Widman's Garage Clayman's Market Dr. L. I. Gumper Kuntz-Iohnson Lumber Company William A. Shroyer's Sons Charles Keller, Findlay, Ohio Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Iohnson E3 bk, 1 sig . gf an f!'P, un- ' f" n :eq My ,, Q 1 .g 'Y Q 91: mu 5-NL is ,. I 3 r N wif , ,lg -fd X .5-U Qi


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