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I Third Row: Cellan, Kellar, L'Estrange, Miller I
I Second Row: Smith. West. Sponsor Mrs. Casey, Brownlie, Kelleher I
T Front Row: Crow, Hill, Martens, Sinn, Graham, Hadley I
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I Presrdent . WILLIAM CELLAN I
I Vice President . MARY LOUISE WEST I
5 Secretary-Treasurer . DORIS CROW :
I Class Reporter . . IIoNoRA IIILL I
I Sponsor . MRS. M. E. CASEY I
I We started in our Freshman year with ten members but after some changes I
I now have fourteen in our Junior year. Those who have joined us are John Sinn I
T from New Virginia, Marcella Graham, Jack L'Estrange and Honora Hill from I
5 Churchville, William Kelleher from Farrar and Eleanor Hadley from Carlisle. I
E Our class has distinguished itself by placing nine of its members in the I
I Letter Club. Our president, William Cellan, has won three letters in scholarship, I
I two in basketball, two in kittenball and one in baseball, Reba Brownlie is a three s
I time winner in basketball: Mary Louise West has two each in basketball and scholar- I
E ship: Doris Crow and Paul Miller each have one basketball letter, while the latter also I
I has a kittenball award. Doris has one scholarship letter. John Sinn and Donald 5
I Smith have one baseball letter apieceg Phillip Kellar has twice received a kittenball I
g letter. Gerald Martens has twice been cheer leader. I
i Our class play, "The Heart Exchange," was well attended. The proceeds of I
E this play and that made from the sale of candy were used to finance the Junior-Senior I
I banquet given at Younkers tea room on May 13. I
I We dislike to see the Class of '37 leave our assembly. We have enjoyed their I
I company and the help they have givn us. We shall do our best to replace them 5
T next year. Good luck to the Class of '37, I
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As I sat in the palatial oliices of the Metropolitan Opera Company where I am
General Manager, it suddenly dawned on me to reflect over my past ten years and
see how well I could remember my old schoolmates of Martensdale High School. As
I called upon my memory to recall those happy remembrances, I began to wonder
Where all those graduates of the Class of 1937 of Martensdale High School were.
I immediately came out of my lethargy and proceeded to ransack my books and
papers for an annual of 1937.
As I was doing this, my secretary came in and stated that a man in the outer
corridor was waiting to see me. Imagine my surprise to meet Gary Hall, the young
swing maestro who leads a high class band. My amazement was doubled when I
saw at his side a short charming lady whom I recognized as Alice Gavin. She had
been singing on Broadway to the accompaniment of her husband's band for four
years and had developed a very musical voice.
We immediately began talking. I told them of my desire to learn the where-
abouts of my old classmates.
Gary pulled out of his pocket a "Colliers" magazine. On the corner of the
cover was the name "Marge Weaver." This surely was my old classmate who had
made her artistic talent profitable.
In the magazine he showed me an article entitled thus, "Interplanetary Radio
Possibilities" or "Mathematical Calculus Used to Determine the Radio Activity of
Space." Under this title was written the name Oliver R. Frazier, A.B., B.S., M.A.,
Ph.D., eminent astronomical authority and mathematical wizard of Columbia Uni-
versity. This indeed was a surprise as I remembered that in school days "Bud" was
an athlete and not a student.
Next Gary told me where he had seen that Oscar Finchwell, successor to
Walter Winchell, was none other than Dale Melroy, the class comic, working under
an assumed name.
Bidding Alice and Gary goodbye, I picked up the morning sports page to
see the results of the Drake Relays. Much to my surprise I found a large picture of
Charles McLaughlin, smiling and holding a big trophy. Underneath was stated that
Charles, the great Olympic star, had established a new record for the 100 yard dash,
when he ran the century in nine seconds Hat.
On the other side of the page, I saw a picture of a sensational baseball player.
Above the photo was printed U35 or bust." Below was listed the number of games
the "Great Frank Gallagher" hoped to win this season. He had won 30 games last
On picking up a copy of the Martensdale Mirror, I discovered an article which
astonished me. It stated that Leonard McKinney had recently been elected superin-
tendent of the Martensdale Consolidated School. It also mentioned that Mr. McKinney
wished to thank Harold Morris, a well-to-do farmer near Martensdale and president
of the school board. for his support in helping "Dutch" obtain his position.
It was here also that I read a story of Gaylard Siedel, the young missionary,
who was doing splendid work in the South African jungles. He had waited patiently
for his Freshman sweetheart to graduate and then had gone to Africa with her to
teach the savages.
Later in the day, I turned on my radio and heard this, "We will now have the
latest news report prepared for you by 'Scoop Linnane'." Upon hearing Seoop's
voice I knew immediately it was John Lfinnane, my once quiet classmate. As a late
Hash he reported this: "John Walker, daredevil aviator, has just completed a record
breaking flight around the world in 50 hours and 29 minutes. He was accompanied
by his aviatrix wife who has been hailed as the second Amelia Earhart." To me
this meant that she could be none other than Dorothy Crawford, our former school-
On the front page of the New York Tribune that evening appeared these
large and glaring headlines: "IOWA HOUSEWIFE WINS NATIONAL JELLY
MAKING CONTEST: AWARD OF MODERN HOME T0 BE PRESENTED THIS
EVENING." Looking at her picture I suddenly realized that it was Caroline
L'Estrange who had settled down near Oumming, Iowa.
Having found all my schoolmates, I went to bed that night wishing them more
of the good luck which had accompanied them so far in their lives.4B. B.
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President . . . RAYMOND DUFFY T
Vice President GAROLD MCCONNELL a
Secretary-Treasurer MARY C. JOHNSON ,I
Class Reporter ALBERT GAVIN I
Sponsor . MISS Lusx I
President . . LEO SINN I
Vice President JOHN KELLEHER I
Secretary-Treasurer ALICE MILLER I
Class Reporter EVERYL HAKES s
Sponsor . . MISS Lusx I
LETTER CLUB i
President . . . DALE MELROY i
Vice President MARJORIE WEAVER I
Secretary-Treasurer ..... REBA BROWNLIE I
Fifteen members have made up our Letter Club this year. I
We gave a carnival On September 23 and raised enough money T
to buy new basketball suits. 5
BOYS' BASKETBALL LETTER WINNERS I
FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM JUNIOR HIGH TEAM i
L Oliver Frazier Dale Melroy Jack Evan L
I Gaylard Siedel John Linnane George Seymour I
g William Cellan Burl Beam John Fryer g
I Paul Miller Charles McLaughlin Charles Smith I
e Garold McConnell Leonard McKinney Charles Wharff s
I Raymond Duffy Donald Smith Phillip Martens
' Ge ald Martens E tt H t h'so .
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I GIRLS' BASKETBALL 1936 KITTENBALL LETTER WINNERS I
I LETTER WINNERS Judson Lee Junior Linnane 5
2 . Rohn M hy Jos ph Sh h I
I Marjorie Weaver RoyeMartb1:lg William Cssafly i
f Reba Brownlie Gaylard Siedel Phillip Kellar I
I Mary Louise West Oliver Frazier Garold McConnell 5
I Doris Crlgw Clinton Wise I
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H1 Faber SCHOLARSHIP LETTER WINNERS I
L E563-31 Hakes Burl B. Beam Mary West I
I William Cellan Audrey Huss E
I DECLAMATORY Doris Crow Joyce Martens I
S LETTERS CHEER LEADERS STUDENT MANAGER I
E Burl Beam John Sinn Gary Hall I
I Marie.Weil Dale Melroy I
I Leo Slnn Gerald Martens E
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