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Page 14 text:
Thus ends the strange tale involving a group of circumstances that brought the classmates
let me introduce to you all the members of our group. Let me assure you that they are the
world's most famous actors." "Ah, allow me to begin here with our manager, Mr. Herman
Ballmer. There is none other half as good. Next is the widely known lion-tamer who fears
nothing, Mr. Raymond Staub. arid then, last but not least is our famous midget aerialist, Miss
Marguerite Conn." "l am certainthat we are glad to make your acquaintance but, there is one
thing you are forgetting my friend. and that is to introduce yourself." replied John. Thereupon,
the manager arose and said. "Oh! yes, we cannot forget him. He is the oldest and spriest man
in our circus. Mr. P. E. Teegardinf'
Everyone was having a great time getting acquainted when there was heard a sudden knock-
ing at the door. Opening it, they saw two frightened women. Every one was astonished at the
stqry the women fMrs. Irene Johnson Hooverand Miss Marceil Shaneyfeltl told. They related
that they were enjoying a vacation trip until their chauffeur stole their car, and all of their
possessions and then disappeared into the hills.
Everything was a tumult of excitement while the people were making preparations to go
into town after the sheriff and the thief. However. before they reached the little town, strange
things were happening there. In the first place, several people had seen a big car driving around
the town, and. of course, that was something new for them. Later. the car had driven up to
the only gas station for a few minor repairs and some gas. Then 'the driver attempted to get
away without paying. However, the sheriff, Arthur'Smith. a very skillful man with a gun, was
too quick for the thief, and made his escape impossible.
While Mr. Smith. with the help of a few other men was taking the culprit to jail. the
group from John's, farm house arrived in town. Their first thought was to find the sheriff. un-
til Mrs. Hoover spied her chauffeur and exclaimed, "There he is. They've already captured him."
Two days later the small court room was filled to capacity. Besides the group from the
mountain home. there were many people there just for curiosity. The room suddenly
became very quiet as the judge, a very heavy set man walked slowly into the room. Following
him came the Clerk of Courts. the lawyer. and the accused man. The trial was rather lengthy
for the old judge, Honorable James Aukerman. had every little incident discussed in detail.
whether important or not, by the lawyer O. W. Hawes, Esq. The trial had not proceeded far
until the group was astonished to discover that the judge. theilawyer and the clerk. Miss Hatch-
er, were all their old school teachers. Because of this discovery, everyone was so excited that the
prisoner escaped and was unnoticed. One by one the mountaineers left for their homes and fin-
ally only the "one time" seniors and their dear teachers were left alone enjoying their reminis-
of 1936 together under one roof forty years later.
enior Class ou
"THE WILD OATS BOY"
Cast of Characters
Aunt Anne, housekeeper in Uncle George's home
Judy. Uncle George's adopted daughter . ,,
Della. the maid We-.. A.. ..d. ..---, ..
Danny Murphy, the cook, maybe C. -.-C
Eve Martin, another frieind. more or less .-
Eddie, the Wild Oats Boy
Jake Peters. cousin from New York W, - , W, ,
Prue, the country cousin ,, . .
Charlie fChuckl Benton, a prizefighter cousin ,
Trout. Prue's pestiferous son WW., .. . -,,..
Seth. the uncle from Maine , . . W H., , ,. ,
Mose, Uncle Georges darky servant . en, . .- M
. Verl Reimund
Uncle George. who is believed to have lost his life in a hotel fire. leaves a will which states
that all of his relatives shall receive two thousand dollars each, except Eddie and Judy. They are
to receive fifty thousand dollars each, provided Eddie refrains from being a Wild Oats Boy
for three months. Judy is peeved because of his wildness and breaks their engagement. Prue
and her son provide plenty of humor throughout the play. Eve Martin falls in love with Jake
Peters. who is wanted for embezzlement in Virginia. Danny. impersonating the cook. turns
Jake over to the police. Eddie and Judy make up after Eddie proves his love by carrying out
the conditions of the will. Patricia Gilden and Chuck Benton also become engaged. The play
reaches a climax when Uncle Seth turns out to be the real Uncle George. who is not dead at
all. but is just pretending to have died to test his relatives. He announces his engagement to
Aunt. Anne, who was secretly in love with Uncle George before his supposed death.
Page 13 text:
B QSSQ VQI'llf
Lookeef l.ookeeI Vklhat do we have
here. Nine excellent bits of personality and
charm. Who would ever believe that these
are the Senior's baby pictures? The first pic-
ture is-No. it isn't Arthur Smith, it's
Marguerite Conn. You can tell from the
look in her eyes that she will become an ac'
complished piano player. The second below
and on the left is none other than Herman
Ballmer. our noted scholar at the tender age
of something less than one. Just below Her-
man. we find a sweet little girl. Marceil
Shaneyfelt. otherwise known as Mac. She
wandered around over Indiana and Illinois
before she discovered that McClure was the
proper place for high school graduation. A.nd
then in the lower left corner. Would you
believe it! None other than Paul Strayer. He
sure must have been a delicate baby, look
at those cushions. Back at the top again we
see a young gentleman who appears to be
thumbing a ride. It is Chancy Connolly. Jr.,
or to you and me, just Junior. Arthur
Smith has grown a bit since this picture was
taken of him on the lawn-but he still likes
to sit down. Just below Arthur we find a
boy holding down a large rocking chair:
.lohn Chamberlin trying to look cheerful-
nrobably thinking about the new radio
transmitter that he is going to start building
next week. The little boy in front of the
shed can easily be recognized. It's Raymond
Staub with a lot of whim. wigor and whi-
tality. And now, last but by no means
least. we have lrene Gayle Johnson. doll and
As a group of babies wasn't this some
class? We ask you.
has never been written or published. This incident I shall now tell as accurately as it was re-
lated to me by a well educated mountaineer.
This mountaineer, John Chamberlin, had established his home in the hills of southgn
Kentucky and was quite successful with his farming and livestock raising. One day in late winter
February 13. 1976 to be exact. the rain was coming down in torrents and John was busy with
his evening chores. He was interrupted by his hired man. Paul Strayer. who came up the drive
accompanied by an old poorly dressed man who was seeking a night's lodging. John's wife ob-
jected at first, but relented when she saw how cold and hungry he appeared to be. They decided
to permit him to stay in the kitchen. As the old man said. "Oh, thank you. mister". John was
dumfounded. for he recognized his old school chum. Junior Connolly. This discovery naturally
changed the arrangements that had been made for the night and they spent the evening remin-
iscing of other days.
Late that night as the household was about to retire there came a frightful pounding on
the door. John hurried to the door and threw it wide open. There in the shaft of light that
streamed from the doorway was a short' funny looking fellow. Behind him could be seen a group
of people. and in the driveway dimly outlined in the background was a combination autohouse
trailer bearing the legend "Bingley-Pet Circus". Suddenly it flashed through John's mind that
this was a part of the circus. expected in town about a week ago.
By this time the group had gathered around the door and were asking for the privilege
to spend the night as it was raining and they were lost. After a few moments of hesitation John
permitted them to enter and soon all were seated about the fireplace. Suddenly the little fat man
who seemed to be the leader jumped to his feet and turning to John said. "Now, my friend.
Page 15 text:
We, the Senior Class of I936. of McClure High School. in the county of Henry, and
in the State of Ohio, in the United States of America, being of sound, mind and memory, do
make, publish and declare this tot be our last will and testament as follows:
We will and direct that all our just debts and funeral expenses be paid in full by the
class of 1937.
To the dizzy Sophomores we leave our splendid school spirit, the support of all school
activities, and our ability to stall.
To the bashful and noisy freshmen we leave orr sympathy for all they will have
to undergo before they will attain the heights we have reached.
We would like to express our thanks to the school board of Damascus Township for
the fine co-operation they have given us during our four years in high school.
Item 'Ifo the faculty we leave the hope of a tranquil school after our unruly class has de-
parted from the venerable halls of learning.
Item Irene Johnson, will and bequeath my ability to sing and strum a ukelele to Bernita
I, Herman Ballmer, will and bequeath my ability of becoming editor of the annual to
I, Marceil Shanefelt, will my ability to become a good senior to Robert Chamberlin.
I, Junior Connolly, will my ability to get and keep the affection of a certain Sophomore
girl to Warren Boyer, hoping that he is as successful as I have been.
I, Marguerite Conn, will my abiliy to play for chorus to Maxine Miller.
I, John Chamberlin, will my ability to get physics problems and experiments in on time
to Marvin Peery.
I. Arthur Smith, will my ability to smoke a pipe to Robert Miller.
I, Raymond Staub. will my ability of getting bookkeeping to Robert Rowland.
I Paul Strayer, will and bequeath all of my silliness to Henry Wenzel.
witness according. we affix our signature this first day of April nineteen hundred and
thirty-six, in room four of the McClure High School. McClure, Ohio.
Suscribed before me and sworn this
first day of April ninteen hundred SENIOR CLASS
and thirty six.
James Aukerman, N. P.
eniov Class oem
Now we close the gate to our school career
And sit in happy thought,
Reliving in 'fond reveries
The joys our school days have brought.
Now, we pause for a brief moment,
Fondly gaze and hesitate,
Happy days for us are ended,
Memories for us only wait.
Tho' alone we now are standing
Amid many in the throng,
We shall ever keep on striving
Tho' the road is drear and long.
With a goodbye half in sorrow,
Half in joy we say good-night,
As we leave for ere behind us
Our dear school, our chief delight.
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