Monroe High School - Monrovian Yearbook (West Manchester, OH)

 - Class of 1939

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Class History 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. i151

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Carl Shaffer "1 was having a swell time until :omeone woke me up." Softball 2, 3, 4: Student council 2, 3, 41 Annual staff. Fern Ruth Fourman "A good heart's worth gold." Scholarship 3, 4, Senior scholarship, Chorus 2, 3, Qperetta 2, 3: Orchestra 3, 4: Annual staff, First on Farmers Institute Poster l. 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. Dale Miller "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 li. -l. 4l Ruth Marcellis Cable "With such a head of blonde locks, Ruth is not the girl to whom you want to introduce your boy friend." 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 Commencement 3, Harvey Junior Custer "Nothing is more trouble- some than the effort of thinking." Chorus 43 Softball 3, 4, Lewisburg School 1. 2. Martha Jane Gates "The necessary atom in chemistry class." 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. Howard Mayers "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 attendance-12 yea.s.

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Class History continued The first day of the senior year found thirty-six plants present and eager to take part in the many senior activities. With competent leaders-James Smith, presidentg Glenella Campbell, vice president, Eleanor Woolf, secretaryg Marjorie Strickler, treasurer, and Lois Petry, Student Council memberg and the splendid advice and cooperation of Mrs. McCoy, they completed a year which all will remember with happy and loving memories. They Went to Dayton to have their pictures takeng presented one of the Judge Hardy Family plays called "Skidding"g sponsored the annual Basketball Team and Scholarship Team Banquetg planned and executed their Baccalaureate and Commencement programs. This plot of the garden produced many prize blooms in senior and general scholarship examinations and in athletic events. Charles Overholser won seventh place out of the first ten in Senior Scholarship, Fern Fourman won first place in typing scholarship, Marjorie Strickler won second place in English IV Scholarship. Five of the Basketball squad were seniorsg namely, James Smith, Billy Joe Rautsaw, Leon Schlotterbeck, Avis Hundley, and Dale Miller, seven of the Baseball team were seniorsg namely, Billy Joe Rautsaw, James Smith, Leon Schlotterbeck, Avis Hundley, Dale Miller, Charles Royer, and Ralph Lipps. Again this year they won the class tournament. Those that have weathered the rain, hail and sleet storms of life together in the garden through all twelve years are: Richard Bell, Glenella Campbell, Martha Jane Gates, Marie Howell, Norma Jeanes, Lois Kemp, Dale Miller, Hubert Ott, Lois Petry, Billy Joe Rautsaw, Charles Royer, and James Smith. Since Jesse Harrison and Ila Pepper withdrew during the Christmas vacation, there were only thirty- four plants remaining. These plants, nurtured for many years in rich soil and cared for by Monroe's capable and efficient gardeners, the faculty, are now ready and eager to spread joy, beauty, and beneficence wherever the future may place them, thereby making this old world a more pleasant place in which to live. -Glenella Campbell Class Will " We Bequeath " We, the Seniors of the Class cf 1939 of Monroe High School, being of sound mind, that is, of as sound mind as Seniors usually are, with well trained memories and almost superhuman under- standing, and realizing that we are about to make our demise forever from these halls in which we have engaged in the process of gleaning knowledge for several years, do make and publish this our last will and testament. First we do direct that our funeral services shall be conducted by our friends, superintendent, and his all-wise and ever competent faculty, who have been our guardians for so long, only asking, as the last injunction of the dying, that the funeral be carried on with all the dignity and pomp becom- ing such a solemn and momentous occasion. From our vast store of scholastic possessions and varied experiences, we will and bequeath the following: I, Glenella Campbell, grant my winning personality to Albert Roe. Here's hoping Albert will not take too much advantage of it. I, Fern Ruth Fourman, bestow upon Ettaleene Irwin my flirting ways. I, Mary Lucille Stiver, bequeath my ease in winning friends and my ability to assist girls who work in the library to Junior Petry. To John Farst, of next year's Senior Class, goes the right and duty to be the best all-around student dramatist. This right is bequeathed by Lois Earlyne Kemp. I, Ruth Marcellis Cable, grant my trucking ability to Gerald Shaffer. We are sure he would be an attraction for the Senior play next year? '? ? ? I, Marjorie Lucille Strickler, bequeath to Albert Roe my poetic ability with the hope that he may say in a more eloquent way to Ettaleene Irwin, "I love you." I, Marjorie Lou Fowble, willingly forfeit my fear of mice to Wallace Campbell. I hope he enjoys them better than I do! I, Maxine Emrick, bestow upon Ada Mae Miller my quiet manners and twinkling eyes. I, Martha Jane Gates, leave my race horse gait to Forest Barnes. I, Lois Elizabeth Petry, leave my ability to converse in Democracy class to Martha Deaton. I, Norma Alice Jeanes, leave to Irene Gruber my gray hair from worrying over the annual. ll6l

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