Hebron High School - Seneca Yearbook (Hebron, IN)

 - Class of 1949

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.-...-+.-eve Y- . - MASS PIHIPHHIY 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. 18

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