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Kathleen Witters and Bob Felton were cooing ina corner as much in love as they were
in high school. The circus has claimed these two from our class. Little Kathleen fools
everybody by using balloons to make her appear fat. ,She is billed at weighing 600 pounds.
She said she was dreadfully embarrassed once when a little boy stuck her with a pin and
one hip collapsed. Bob owns a big cat act which is quite thrilling to watch. The ladies are
attracted in droves by handsome Bob in his white breetches and carrying his long, black
whip. Kathleen says she doesn't have to worry because Bob never looks at other girls.
Professor Osby was accompanied to the big affair by his charming wife Lolita. Jack
is a professor in an Argentina University. After Jack graduated from high school, he took
a trip to South America where he met Lolita, a beautiful Spanish girl, who persuaded Jack
to attend a university and spend the rest of his life with her. You can imagine the fight Jack
put up against a lovely lady like Lolita. Lolita confided to me that at home in Argentina
there is a little Lolita, a Papeeta, and a ilviarpretta, plus a Don, a Juan, and aFerdinand.
Gerda Kaldahl was in mourning which filled her classmates -with grief. It seems
that Gerda took a short course in electricity at Purdue after graduation. Gerda was so
terrific that she was offered a job as chief electrocutor at Sing Sing. Everything was go-
ing fine until, unfortunately, she became acquainted with one of her victims, Willy, "the
eel." From the moment they set eyes on each other they knew it was love. They had two
weeks together before the fatal day. They lived those days to the fullest, looking through
the bars at each other. On "D-Day," Gerda tried to get one of her assistants to pull the
switch, but Willy said he wouldn't feel right about it if Gert's loving hand, didn't caress
the switch. Poor Gert!
A cry from the crowd arose when Chuck Sweney paraded into the gym followed by his
managerie. Chuck was just back from Borneowhere he was a missionary. He had brought
with him his wife "Venus" and their kids, Bongo, Congo, Dongo, Songo, Longo, and Rongo,
whom he planned to have bleached. I
Niaynard Gibson came to the celebration with a beautiful girl on each arm. Maynard
is now a millionaire since he fell heir to a plantation in the South. Maynard is the most
eligible bachelor south of the Mason-Dixon line.
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The evening of June l, 1959, was a gala affair for the seniors of '49. The gyrn was
decorated similar to our Junior class prom.
Red Gericke, who made the plans for our Junior prom, had decorated for this reunion.
Red went to California after graduation to study designing. He is now married to a French
film star whom he met in California. Five little boys now call Red "Daddy."
In the bandstand was "Kate's Kittens," the hep-cat band of '59. Kate Anderson has
organized an all girl band, featuring Kate on the trumpet. Harry James had to take aback-
seat when Kate hit Hollywood. Kate is now married to a cop she met when tearing through
Los Angeles in her Cadillac convertible.
As Kate's band played the first strains of the opening waltz of the evening, the seniors
of '49 swirled onto the dance floor. Dim lights and soft music had all of the old seniors
Donna and Bernardwere one of the first couples on the floor. They flew from New York
especially for the important occasion of our reunion. The stage has attracted this coupleg
they are at present appearing in Shakespeare's "Rorneo and Juliet."
A distinguished gentleman tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I would join him and
his wife in the lounge. This man had a small mustache and beard. I soon learned that his
wife was my old school chum, Norma Aiden. Norma told me she was a psychiatrist work-
ing on the theory that women eat too much because they're hungry. Norma also told me that
she and her husband have ten children running around the house, five boys and five girls.
Harold Button and his pretty wife were one of the distinguished couples at our class
reunion. Harold is now a leading doctor in the United States. He attended a university in
Moscow, after graduation from high school where he met his lovely blond wife. Both of
them are famous surgeons living in a huge mansion in Florida.
Two late arrivals to the reunion were Anita Pfledderer and her handsome husband.
Anita is a candidate for the first lady governor of Indiana. Ani'ta's hubby is the ? Party
leader. Can anyone remember whatparty Anita rooted for in the 1948 election? Anita was
wearing one of the new plastic evening gowns which are so fashionable at the present time.
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The dancers withdrew when the spotlight was beamed on a spectacular dancing
couple. The crowd applauded enthusiasticly as the couple swayed to and fro to the
rhythm of the music. I saw that the boy was Tom Sweney. After the dancers had taken
their bows, Tom introduced his partner as his fiance. Tomhad his name in lights on
Broadway two years after graduation. He now lives in Vermont in the summer and in
Florida through the winter. He is planning to retire at the age of thirty.
A whoop of Yippi-I-Ki-Oh echoed through the gym. The crowd turned toward the
gyln. The crowd turned toward the person responsible for the outburst. Guess who?
Willis Birky, in a stetson, was starting to strum his guitar. It was common knowl-
edge that Willis owned a big spread in Texas and had replaced Burl Ives, the singing
troubador, on the radio and screen. To our great delight Willis played and sang sev-
eral of his favorite songs. A
Wilma Hough and her husband were a famous duo present. Wilrna and her spouse
are fearless deep-sea divers. Wilma told me that while diving for sponges one day
she felt an arm steal around her and thinking it was an octopus slashed 'away at it
with her knife. She almost made the poor guy bleed to death. While nursing him back
to health she fell in love with him and they had their wedding ceremony under the sea.
Need I say they had a very exclusive reception?
The highlight of the evening was at hand, the seniors of '49 crowded around the
television set. The Masked Marvel was wrestling for her last time in Madison Square
Garden. "We" knew that the Masked Marvel was lvlary Margaret Rathburn, the Editor
of our yearbook. Mary threw the Boston Bloomer Girl out of the ring in the lst down,
which made her the undisputed champion woman wrestler for ten years. Mary an-
nounced to the audience that she now planned to retire to a quiet life with her third
husband, Ching Chow, a 300 pound Chinese wrestler.
As the band resumed playing I hailed one of my classmates I hadn't yet chatted
with. Christine Anderson was escorted by a tall, dark and handsome gentleman.
Christine has become a famous model and screen star in the ten years' since her
graduation. Chris was crowned Miss America of 1950 which led to movie contracts
and many modeling jobs for leading magazines.
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