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Page 16 text:
"1 was having a swell
time until :omeone woke
Softball 2, 3, 4: Student
council 2, 3, 41 Annual
Fern Ruth Fourman
"A good heart's worth
Scholarship 3, 4, Senior
scholarship, Chorus 2, 3,
Qperetta 2, 3: Orchestra
3, 4: Annual staff, First
on Farmers Institute
Avis Wilfred Hundley
"Let the World slide."
Scholarship 1: Class play
3, 41 Chorus 1, 2, Operetta
21 F. F. A. 3, 43 Basketball
1, 2, 3. 4: Baseball 1, 3, 4,
Softball 21 4-H club 1, 2,
3. 43 Verona School 1, 2.
Marjorie Ellen Smith
"A willing worker, with
an eye for art."
Chorus 2, 3, 4: Operetta
2, 3: Second on Farmer's
Institute Poster 3.
"As upright as a cedar."
F. F. A. 1, 2. 3, 43 Judging
team 2: 4-H club 13 Class
play 4: Basketball 3. 4,
Baseball 4, Softball 1, 2,
31 Ping-Pong champion
Ruth Marcellis Cable
"With such a head of
blonde locks, Ruth is not
the girl to whom you want
to introduce your boy
Scholarship 4: Class play
43 Annual staff: Chorus
1, 43 Operetta 4: Basket-
ball lg Attendant for May
Queen 2, 43 Ciphering
contest 1: Usher for
Harvey Junior Custer
"Nothing is more trouble-
some than the effort of
Chorus 43 Softball 3, 4,
Lewisburg School 1. 2.
Martha Jane Gates
"The necessary atom in
Scholarship 1, 41 Senior
scholarship: Spelling con-
test l, 2, 3. 41 Class secre-
tary 33 4-H club 1: An-
nual staff: Attendant for
May Queen 2.
Hubert Edgar Ott
"The terrible burden of
having nothing to do."
F.F.A. 1 2, 3, 4, 4-H
club 1, 2, 3, 4: Softball
1, 2, 3, 4.
"Never pu. off 'till to-
morrow, the laugli you
can have today."
Class play 3, 43 Softball
l, 2. 3, 4: Cheer leader 2,
Chorus 1, 2, 3. 4: Perfect
Page 15 text:
Richard B. Bell
"His love of life, pep. and
Has won the hearts of
F. F. A. l, 2, 3, 4, Class
play 31 Class president 2,
Usher for Commence-
ment 33 Softball 1, 2, 3, 41
Student Manager of Bas-
ketball 3, 4.
Mary L. Stiver
"Her modest looks a
cottage might adorn."
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 41 Jefferson
School 1, 2, 3.
Billy Joe Rautsaw
"Let school mates puzzle
With grammar and non-
sense and learning
Pretty girls I strictly
Give genius a better dis-
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Student
Council 1, 2, 3, 4, Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Baseball 1, 2,
"Gets around and does no
In this big world she'll
Scholarship 41 Chorus 1,
43 Basketball 1: Spelling
contest lg C.phering con-
"I hope I shall have
leisure to make good."
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Softball
1, 2, 3, 4.
"An ardent believer in
having a good time,
The ladder of success she
yet may climbf,
Scholarship 1, 23 Senior
scholarship: Class play 33
Annual staff: 4-H club 1.
Charles Marlin Royer
"Ready in heart and
ready in hand."
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3: Class play
33 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4.
Marjorie Lou Fowble
"Neat and trim and
Scholarship 1, 2, 3, Senior
scholarship, Class play 3,
4, Annual staff, Class vice
president 15 Class secre-
tary 2, 4-H club 13 Stu-
den council 3, 4, Attend-
ant for May Queen lg
Virgil C. House
"Oh, if the world would
only stop turning, so I
could catch up with it."
Chorus 4: Baseball 43
Softball 1, 2.
Loy C. Parks
"The more I see of
women, the better I like
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Softball
1, 2, 3, 4.
Page 17 text:
In September, 1927, thirty tiny seeds were planted in the 'rich soil of Monroe's garden pro-
vided by the Board of Education. Under the careful cultivation of Miss Siler and Miss Crawford
each plant sprouted and soon peeped through the earth eager to grow. As each plant grew, more
help was needed for their welfare and during the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth years of their
development Miss Eikenbery, Miss Leach, Miss Swink, Miss Markey, and Mr. Baker provided plant
food in the form of reading, writing, arithmetic, history, grammar, geography, spelling, and physi-
ology. During these years some plants were added and some were transplanted to other gardens,
but those new plants that remained were Ralph Lipps, Carl Shaffer, Meryl Pence, Eleanor Woolf,
Hubert Houdeshell, and Charles Overholser.
By this time the plants were beginning to show signs of tiny buds forming on each sturdy stem.
At the beginning of the seventh year, six new plants from Eldorado and Elsie Mae Banta, an out-
standing plant from the sixth grade, were added to this bed. Mr. Rust and Mr. Holsinger aided the
development for the next two years until at the time of the Eighth Grade Commencement, May 7,
1935, these buds opened into half blown flowers. In April of 1935 Martha Jane Gates won a silver
medal in the County Written Spelling Contest. At the close of this year Glenella Campbell and
Charles Overholser won the American Legion mfdals.
The following year the plants were placed in a somewhat different environment and fifteen new
ones added from West Manchester and Butler, making forty-four in all, the largest plot in the garden.
These blooms, now classified as freshmen under the guidance of Miss Tressel, held a meeting and
chose as their leaders: James Smith, president: Marjorie Fowble, vice president, Norma Jeanes, sec-
retary-treasurerg and Billy Joe Rautsaw, Student Council member. A memorable event was the first
freshman party at which nearly eighty were present. That year, in the County Scholarship Contest,
Charles Overholser placed first in algebra, Marjorie Fowble placed first in Latin I, and Marjorie
Strickler placed second in Latin I. In the district contest, Charles placed first and Marjorie Fowble
fourth. In the state contest, Charles placed seventh. At the end of the year this class won the at-
tendance contest and was awarded a trip to Dayton while the other classes were studying. In the
morning they visited the Wright Airportg in the afternoon they enjoyed themselves very much at
Lakeside Park, which the caretakers opened especially for them.
During the sophomore year three plants were transplanted and seven were added, but only
three of these survived-Junior Custer, Avis Hundley, and Leon Schlotterbeck. At one time during
the year the garden flourished with forty-six plants, the most abundant growth it was ever to pro-
duce. The officers that year were Richard Bell, presidentg Roy Parks, vice president, Marjorie
Fowble, secretary, Leon Schlotterbeck, treasurer: and Carl Shaffer, Student Council member. Miss
Weaver was a most affable and efficient guide. Charles Overholser placed first in geometry in the
county. Glenella Campbell was awarded the Citizenship medal.
Since this garden had won the distinction of having a larger number of plants than any other
garden bed, the proud plants felt quite a let-down on the first day of their junior year when six
plants were found to be missing. Then, too, during that year four more plants were withdrawn, but
just as they were about to become discouraged two new blooms, Maxine Emrick and Mary Stiver,
entered and they felt better with their total then at thirty-six. Charles Overholser was chosen presi-
dent: Leon Schlotterbeck, vice president: Martha Jane Gates, secretary-treasurerg and Marjorie
Fowble, Student Council member. With Miss Watt and Miss Hart as advisers they felt quite prepared
for the big and busy year ahead. The year was started off with a bang by having a scavenger hunt
at which they scoured the country for miles around for everything from a whalebone to a freshman.
Under the excellent direction of Miss Watt the presentation of the Junior play, "Fixin' Aunt Fanny",
was a great success and the auditorium was filled to capacity. After the proceeds from the play were
safely tucked in the bank they felt wealthy enough to start plans for one of Monroe's most outstand-
ing Junior-Senior receptions. With the splendid cooperation of Miss Watt, Miss Hart, and the in-
dividual plants the Eaton Country Club was miraculously transformed into the deck of a ship, ready
to leave the harbor for the uneven jounrey on Life's broad sea. Tiny sailboats marked each place.
silver shells served as nut cups, and bowls of goldfish were interesting centerpieces. Honors that year
went to Marjorie Fowble, who placed second in American History Scholarship, Marjorie Strickler,
who placed first in French I Scholarshipg and Lois Petry, who placed second in French I and who
received the citizenship medal. They felt quite important when, on that thrilling night of March
the eighteenth, their tournament team composed of James Smith, Billy Joe Rautsaw, Leon Schlotter-
beck, Avis Hundley, and Roy Parks won a fast game from the seniors of 1938.
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