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TO A GREAT MAN
We, here at Franklin High School, are proud to dedicate this 44th edition
of Tolo Annual to our beloved principal, Mr. Walter J. Reseburg.
By giving himself untiringly in the capacities of teacher, coach, counselor,
vice-principal, principal, and friend for more than 45 years, he has guided us and
many other students in our pursuit of high ideals.
His never-ending drive for good sportsmanship, high scholastic standards, and
enthusiasm for worthwhile things have been an inspiration to many thousands
of students who have passed through the halls of Franklin.
As Mr. Reseburg "graduates" with the Class of 1958, he leaves behind him
a Bellamy Award school which was so honored because of his hard work and his
fine examples of democracy and fair play. Just as in the heart of Mr. Reseburg
there can never be another school, so will Franklin never be able to replace him.
We shall always remember his great love for athletics of all kinds. Our school
spirit has been only a mirrored image of Mr. Reseburg's spirit.
The school is experiencing a great loss and is grateful for his guidance. Ben
Franklin would be proud of our Mr. Reseburg.
WALTE . RESEBURG
CDUR PRINCIPAL SPEAKS
Graduation time again! This year I made it. After forty-
six short years I can finally consider myself a Franklin
I first entered our beautiful building in the year 1912.
Everyone has always been so kind and considerate so I just
stayed on and on.
I can truthfully say that Franklin has always been a
friendly school. Over the years we have built certain definite
opinions into our philosophy. We have established an en-
vironment in which all may experience maximum democratic
living. We have every freedom, and the large majority of our
people feel personally responsible not to abuse these privi-
leges. We place limitations on no one and believe wherever
desire and industry prevail, happy and effective lives will
follow. We subscribe to the principle of self-evaluation and
self-discipline and honest desire to improve in scholarship
and human relations.
The large majority of our teachers are dedicated to the
youth of our country. The objective uppermost in their
thinking is to build honest, hard-working, cooperative and
loyal American citizens.
Meeting so many wonderful parents, teachers, graduates
and pupils has been a rare privilege and a happy experience.
Now that I am leaving this warm place for the "outer space"
of retirement from teaching I wish to tell you that I shall
always remember Franklin with love and sincere affection.
May you live long and prosper.
W. J. RESEBURG
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