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Page 14 text:
Then Mary said, "Don't you recognize us ?" Ted suddenly recalled who we
were. We told him all about Junior's factory: and then and there we decided to
name our ship the H. S. Torpedo. After recalling various old school incidents,
we began talking seriously on the latest scientific discoveries. Among those men-
tioned were the new planet, Gastrophita, about which Ted was very excited. We
had heard vaguely of it, and he proceeded to explain more about it. When he learned
it was located between earth and Mars, we decided to visit it on the way back, by
going 100 East. Telling Ted to say hello to his faxnily, and wishing him luck we
bade him good-bye and proceeded to our hotel room to make plans for visiting the
Three days later found us at the landing field in Gastrophita. It proved to
be much smaller, but not less interesting, than Mars. ,
America seemed to be quite a novelty here, and the reason was soon evident.
They had an Arnerican King. We were escorted to the Palace and made very com-
fortable. We were to meet the king at dinner that evening. With much ceremony, we
were introduced, but it wouldn't have been necessary, because Johnny Sulsberger
hadn't changed much in the last ten years. He said he had farmed for a while but
he became bored so he journeyed here for excitement. We discovered he had a
harem, but nevertheless, he is still courting his red-headed school-day sweetheart.
Johnny provided us with official guides and we really tourned his planet.
Diminishing funds finally forced us to return to earth and we received a
hearty welcome by fellow classmates and teachers, accompanied by reporters.
This trip was very interesting and held many surprises. Little did we know
we would meet the good old class of '49 as well as many other schoolmates. Johnny's
and Ted's families were also very happy when we visited them and gave them the
messages the boys had sent.
By Ilene Belknap and
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CLASS PROPHECY FOR '49
After work one day Mary and I were reminiscing over some old keepsakes
from college days. The diplomas of '54 reminded us of our fantastic ambition.
' After working and pinching pennies for the last five years, we decided to
check our bank account. At the bank, we found by pooling our savings we'd have
an encouraging amount. We drew out the entire million dollars, astonishing the
teller, who asked, "Are you folks leaving town?"
While l was counting the money, Mary answered, "Better yet, we're going
to fulfill our ambition at last, and visit and explore Mars! "
Determined to travel in style, we decided to get a Jet-Propelled rocketship.
Wasting no time, we set out, suitcases in hand, for the nearest rocketship factory.
After consulting several dealers, we finally saw one that would suit the purpose,
but to secure this ship it was necessary to see the President. After much red
tape, we finally carrie face to face with the President. Being so excited, his farn-
iliarity didn't strike us fully, glancing happily at the bill of sale he handed us we
noticed the signature of J. J. Gallagher. Scrutinizing him more fully we recog-
nized none other than Junior Gallagher, from good old Holly Springs! I 2 2
After reminiscing about school days for a while, he offered to take us on
a tour of his plant. We saw how much he had accomplished in the last ten years.
Offering our congratulations and arnazement that he did become President, we
wished him luck and left the office. Passing his secretary's desk, we heard her
say, "Yes, your husband is in, Mrs. Gallagher." Turning around we saw a short
blonde woman going towards his office.
Next stop was a grocery store where we bought supplies enough to last a
couple of months.
Five days later we reached Mars. Since it was the first day of summer it
was very warm and sunny. We won't attempt to describe Mars, but we are sure
anyone would enjoy it very much. After touring the planet for a couple of days,
we grew tired of our canned food. One noon we happened upon a small city. The
first building we saw was a poultry house. Outside we saw a sign for fresh fried
chicken. We hurried in and to our astonishment it looked very much like home.
While we were enjoying our delicious meal we saw an American approaching us.
I-le seemed glad to see someone from home and immediately started a conversation
We learned that he owned the poultry house and was doing a very profitable bus-
iness. When we learned he was also from Iowa, he suddenly looked familiar. When
he discovered we had come in a rocket ship, he inquired as to where we had pur-
chased it. When the J. J. Gallagher Company was mentioned he seemed interested
and said that he was one of Junior's High School classmates. We looked at each
other, and l asked if he could be Ted Ericksen.
"Why how did you know?" he asked in surprise.
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CLASS WILL OF '49
We, the Senior Class of 1949, having a sound mind and body, do
hereby make our last will and testament.
I, Johnny Sulsberger bequeath:
My magnetic smile to Donna Dowling.
My way with women to Elden Baker.
My ability to keep in training to the Freshmen.
My successful stage appearances to Esther Dietrich.
ability to argue with teachers to Ina Ronfeldt.
skill to be at school one second before the tardy bell to
Ilene Belknap. .
I, Ted Ericksen leave:
My quietness and serenity to Marian Oldis.
My careful driving to A.my Zortman.
My school absences to Janice Coover.
My great conversation ability to Bettie Ericksen.
My dancing talents to Pat Heacock.
My ability to get assignrnents in promptly to Lois Zortman
I, Junior Gallagher, bequeath the following:
' My mathematical ability to Bette Belknap.
My basketball skill to Dick Pixler.
My curling irons to Ed Weber.
My Piano Concert bookings to Evelyn Beem.
My skating ability to Mary Modde.
My Date Book to Marian Weber.
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