Montpelier High School - Spartan Yearbook (Montpelier, IN)

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Riley was born in Greenfield, Indiana, and always made his home in or near Indianapolis. Some of his best known poems are " When the Frost is On the Punkin " , " The Old Man and Jim " , " Out to Old Aunt Mary ' s " , " The Old Swimmin ' Hole " , " The Raggedy Man " , and " Little Orphant Annie " . " Who lives for you and me ' Lives for the world he tries To help — he lives eternally, A good man never dies! " " A Good Man " hy James Whitcomb Riley " In this hook of simp e rhyme, Spare your scythe, Old Father Time " . THE 1950 INDIANIAN Dedication The class of 1950 dedicates this year book to the memory of the beloved Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley, in commemoration of his one hundredth anniversary. • Lockerbie Street Residence " Firsl the teacher called the roll. Clm ' t to the hegmnhi. " Junior High and Freshmen yell leaders Always together Sisters Junior pals Busy people More sisters Spninr nals Energetic freshmen Chums High; Wide; Handsome? Sophomore chums Brothers SCHOOL When The Frost is on The Punkin ' When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder ' s in the shock And you hear the kyouck and gobble of tlie struttin ' turkey-cock And the clackin ' of the guineys, and the cluckin ' of the hens, And the rooster ' s hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence; O, it ' s then ' s the times a feller is a-fellin ' at his best, With the risin ' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest, As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock. When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder ' s in the shock. mm V P ' From NEIGHBORLY POEMS by ]a»ies WhiUomb Riley. " The kind of a man for yon and vie! He faces the world unflinchingly! School Board Mr. Morgan Hedley G. Morgan. Mr. Morgan has been with us for nineteen years, two years as principal and seventeen years as super- intendent. He received his training at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. Mr. Morgan teaches arith- metic, but he also has a new duty this year. He has been practicing using the new scales presented by Mrs. Emshwiller, to weigh and measure the seniors for caps and gowns. His favorite song is " America the Beautiful. " The school and the community are fortunate in having these public-spirited business men as members of our School Board. : ZI Mr. Smith Is president of our School Board. He is ser- ving the third year of his first term. Mr. St. John is treasurer of the School Board. He is serving the second year of his first term. Dr. McKean is our re- appointed member, and serves as secretary of the School Board. This is his first year of his third term. Mr. Hoover is our town- ship trustee. He is serving his fourth year. " Smoothing the path as it still icinds on. ' Faculty Marion A. X ' ilson, principal; B. S.. M. A., Ball State. Teaches civics and genera! science. This is Mr. Wilson ' s twenty-seventh year as teacher at M. H. S. and his eleventh year as principal. Favorite song — He has none. Janice Nelson, A. B.. Ball State. Teaches Latin and arithmetic. This is Miss Nelson ' s twenty-fifth year at Montpelier High School. Favorite song — " A Perfect Day. " Jeanette A. Rea. A. B., Ball State .ind Indiana Uni- versity. Teaches F ' nglish and geography Librarian. Miss Rea has been teaching in the Montpelier schools for thirty years. Fa ' orite song — " Ave Maria. " Kenneth Gene Paris, coach; B. S.. Indiana Uni- versity. Teaches social studies and pli slcal education. Favorite song — " Stardust. " Lillie M. Albertson, A. B.. A. M., Indiana Univer- sity. Teaches English and speech, and is the director of the " Annual " staff. Favorite song — " Begin the Beguine. " Burton Brinkerhoff, B. S., in Agriculture, Purdue University. Teaches biology and agriculture. Has no favorite song, but likes many songs ct]uall ' well. Alice E. Schaeffcr, A. B., Ball State. Teaches music. Favorite song — " All the Things You Are. " John Hayes, B. S., Ball State. Teaches industrial arts and social studies. Favorits sonr — " Clare d,. ' Lune. " Betty Jane Paris, B. S., Indiana University. Teaches art and English. Favorite song — " Blu; Skies. " Louis Hall, B. S., Indiana University. Teaches mathematics and physics. Favorite song — " When the Angelus was Ringing. " Betty Ellen Grove Graduated from Montpelier High School in 1944. Betty is our school clerk. Fa- vorite song — " Star Dust. " Madelyne Hall, B. S. H. E.. Georgia State Teachers College For Women. Teaches home economics. Fa- vorite song — " Some Enchanted Evening. " Marjorie M. Nunn, B. S., in Business Administra- tion. Indiana University. Teaches typing, shorthand, secretarial studies, and transcription studies. Favorite song — " Make Believe. " Harry Preble, Gives private instrumental instruc- tion and has charge of the band. Favorite song — " Ave Marie. " Nellie Williams. B. S., Canterbury College; also attended Butler University. Teaches girls ' physical education, health, history, and general business. Fa- vorite song — " Whispering Hope. " No Picture: Agnes Rifncr, B. S.. Indiana University, replaced Mrs. Williams, who resigned at the end of the first " He is 1)1 y jricnd, " I said. Senior Officers Joe Bill Daily, " Daily; " Agriculture: vice-president ' 50, boy adviser 49, vice-president ' 48; F. F. A. ' 47- ' 50, secretary- treasurer ' 49, vice-president ' 50; Basketball ' 47- ' 50; Track ' 48- ' 50; Band ' 49- ' 50; Orchestra ' 50. Going to the north end of Montpelier. Mary Sue Wright, " Susie; " Academic; president ' 50; G. A. A., ' 47- ' 50, activity leader ' 48, vice-president ' 48- ' 49; Band ' 47- ' 50; Orchestra ' 48- ' 50; " Indianian " activity editor. Sewing. Jim Liechty, " Chlckie; " Academic; secretary-treasurer ' 50, president ' 48; Junior Dramatic Club ' 47, president ' 47! Ra Von Dramatic ' 48, ' 50, vice-president ' 49; " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49; Baseball ' 47, ' 50; Basketball ' 48, ' 50. Taking care of Nancy. Kathryn Waltz, " Kathy; " Commercial; girl adviser ' 50, president ' 49, secretary-treasurer ' 47; Student Affairs ' 49; Glee club ' 47, ' 50 ; Choir ' 49, ' 50; Junior Dramatic Club ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic ' 48, ' 50, secretary-treasurer ' 48; " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49; " Indianian " literary editor. Fishing — for fish! Bill Everhart, " Billy; " Commercial; boy adviser ' 47, ' 48, ' 50; Athletic Club ' 47, president ' 47; Nature Club ' 48, presi- dent ' 48; Hobby Club ' 49; Hi-Y Club ' 50; Basketball ' 47, ' 50; Baseball ' 47, ' 50; Track ' 47, ' 50. Keeping up on the latest hit tunes — singing. " The skies were drear and dim Seniors Edith Lucille Spaulding, Commercial I Y-Teens ' 47; Library Club ' 48, ' 49; secretary-treasurer ' 48, treasurer ' 49; F. H. A. ' 50; " Indianian " subscription manager. Playing the piano. Claredene Morris, " Mousie; " General Course; Junior Dra- matic Club ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 48, ' 50, president ' 50 ; Glee Club ' 47, ' 50; " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49; " Indian- ian " business manager; " Crier. " Writing letters and eating. Roberta Russell, " Bertie, " Commercial; G. A. A. ' 47, ' 49: Commercial Club ' 50: Glee Club ' 47, ' 50 ; " Indianaian " snap- shot editor. Basketball. David Wilson, " Useless; " Academic: F. F. A. " 47, ' 48: Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 49, ' 50; Track ' 47, ' 50: Basketball ' 47, ' 50 ; " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn. " Robert Pence, " Bob; " Agriculture; Athletic Club ' 47, ' 48; Hobby Club ' 49; Hi-Y Club ' 50 ; Basketball ' 47, ' 49. Flying. Jeweldine Marie Baker, " Judy; " Commercial: Y-Teens ' 47: Commercial Club ' 48, ' 50, reporter ' 50; Glee Club ' 47, ' 50 : Choir ' 49, ' 50; " Indianian " typist. Going to the movies. Dclora Hayes, " Dee: " Academic; entered from Petoskey, Michigan, ' 49. F, H. A. ' 47- ' 50; reporter ' 50; Driving Cramp ' s car — with his gasoline. Peggy Ely, " Peg! " Academic; secretary-treasurer ' 48; Junior Dramatic Club ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 48, ' 50, treasurer ' 50: Glee Club ' 47, ' 50; Choir ' 50; " Indianian " advertising manager; " Crier. " Sewing. Bob Garrison. " Bob: " Commercial; Athletic Club ' 47: Com- mercial Club ' 48; Hobby Club ' 49: Hi-Y ' 50: " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49: Basketball ' 47, ' 50; Softball ' 47, ' 48: Base- ball ' 48, ' 50; Track ' 47, ' 49; " Indianian " athletic editor. Col- lecting love letters. Margaret Louise Love, " Maggie Lou: " Commercial: G. A. A. ' 47, ' 50; Orchestra ' 48, ' 50; Band ' 48, ' 50; Singing hillbilly songs. " And lu! the thought of hint Seniors Joan Wentz, " Jo; " Commercial; Entered from Hartford City in ' 47; Junior Dramatic Club ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 4S, ' so; Glee Club ' 47, ' 50 ; " Indianian " calendar editor. Readin.n. liiiiniie McClain, " Jim; " Commercial; Library Club ' 47; Nature Study Club ' 4S; Hobby Club ' 49; Commercial Club ' 50. Hunting, fishing, and trapping. Withdrew during first semes- ter. Raymond Dwight Helm, " Bud; " Agriculture; F. F. A. ' 47, ' 50. Anything but going to school. Carol Teegarden, " Kitty; " Commercial; Junior Dramatic Club ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 48, ' 50, secretary ' 49; " Bits of Blarney " ' 50; " Old King Cole " ' 49; " Indianian " art editor. Snging; I love cats too. M.uilyn Jo Hoover, " |o Jo; " Academic; Junior Dramatic Club ' 47, president ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 48, ' 50; " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49; " Bits of Blarney " ' 50; Band ' 47, ' 50; Orchestra ' 43, ' 50; cheer leader ' 48 and ' 50. Music. Frederick Lew Mock, " Stick; " Agriculture; F. F. A. ' 47, ' 50, watchdo.i; ' 48, ' 50, reporter ' 49; " Ask the Professor " ' 47; Track ' 47, ' 49; Basketball ' 47. Mechanics. Inis Mac Parker, Commercial; Y-Teens ' 47; Library Club ' 4S, ' 49; F. H. A. ' 50. Embroidery. Patti Buckley, " Pat; " Academic; Junior Dramatic Club ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 48, ' 50; treasurer ' 48; " G. ' .briel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49; Band ' 47, ' 50; Orchestra ' 48, ' 50; " Indianian " advertising manager. L)riving Dad ' s car. Elizabeth Howard, " Kli . ; " Commercial; G. A. A. ' 47, ' 50, activity leader ' 49; Band ' 47, ' 50; Orchestra ' 48, ' 50. Music. Verlin Sills, " Lefty; " Agriculture; F. F. A. ' 48, ' 5o; Track ' 49, ' 50; Basketball ' 49. Hunting. ' ' Smiled on my heart — and then Seniors Jerry Armstrong: Agriculture; F. F. A. ' 47, ' 50, watchdog ' 49, conductor ' 50. Women. Amelia Clamme, " Millie; " Commercial; Glee Club ' 47, ' 50 ; Y- I ' eens ' 47; Commercial Club ' 48, ' 50 ; " Indianian " senior editor. Using the telephone in the office at noun. Nancy Ann Oswalt, " Kande; " Commercial: President ' 471 Y-Teens ' 47; Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 48, ' 51), treasurer ' 48: " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49: cheer leader ' 48, ' 50: " Indian- ian " typist. Dating a certain basketball player. Francis G. Ford, " Frank: " Agriculture: F. F. A. ' 47. ' 50: " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49: Basketball ' 47, ' 48; " Indian- ian " snapshot editor. Collecting stamps. Clyde Hyde, " Buddy: " General Course: Entered from Muncie Central ' 48; Art Club ' 49; " Bits ' O Blarney " ' 50; " An Old Spanish Custom " ' 49; " Old King Cole " ' 49; Ra ' Von Dra- matic Club ' 50: Band ' 50, Orchestra ' 50; " Indianian " joke editor. Singing. Mary Alice Becks : Commercial : G. A. A. ' 47, ' 49 ; Com- mercial ' 50: " Indianian " typist: " Crier " ' 49; Glee Club ' 47, ' 50. Eating. Arsalie Ruth Anderson, ' 47, " 50: Reading. " Andy: " Academic: Library Club Jeannette Williams, " Jeanie: " Commercial: girl adviser ' 47, secretary-treasurer ' 49: Y-Teens ' 47, president ' 47: F. H. A. ' 48, ' 50, parliamentarian ' 48, treasurer ' 50: Glee Club ' 47, ' 50: Choir ' 50: " Indianian " editor-in-chief, forking on the " In- dianian. " Harriet Reasoner, " Kay: " Academic: girl adviser ' 49: Junior Dramatic Club ' 47, secretary ' 47: Ra Von Dramatic Club ' 48, 50: " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " business manager ' 49: cheer leader ' 48; Band ' 47, ' 50: Orchestra ' 48, ' 50: " Indianian " activities editor. Getting the most out of life. James Russel Cale Agriculture; F. F. A. ' 47, ' 50. " The sun shone out dgain! " Seniors Eleanor Rogers, " lUmer; " Home Economics; Library Club ' 47; G. A. A. ' 48, ' 50 ; " Indimian " poster editor. Athletics. William Krcbs. " Bill: " Commercial; Library Club ' 47; Science Club ' 48; Hobby Club ' 49; Hi-Y ' 50, vice-president ' 50; " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " advertising manager ' 49; " Crier " ' 49; " Indianian " poet. Telling jokes. Lawrence Beymer, " Larry; " Agriculture; F. F. A. ' 47, ' 50, secretary ' 50 : " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49; Baseball ' 49, ' 50; Basketball ' 47, ' 50; Track ' 49, ' 50; Band ' 47, ' 48; Orches- tra ' 48. " Sports. " Marilynn Joanne Futrell, " Jo; " Commercial; vice-president ■47; Y-Teens ' 47; Commercial Club ' 48, " 50; Glee Club ' 47, ' 50; Choir ' 49, ' 50; " Ask the Professor " ' 47; " Indianian " sub- scription manager. Music. Imogene Needier, " Imy; " Commercial; girl adviser ' 48; Y-Teens ' 47; F. H. A. ' 48, ' 50, secretary-treasurer ' 48, president ' 50; " Indianian " typist. Music. Wendell B. Wells, " Wimp; " Agriculture; Athletic Club ' 47; F. F. A. ' 48, ' 50; Basketball ' 47, ' 48. Antiques and swords. Charlotte Eloph, " Charlie; " entered from Waterloo in ' 48; Home Economics; G. A. A. ' 49, ' 50 ; Glee Club ' 49. Collecting pictures. Shirley Ann Trump, " Trumpet; " Academic; G. A. A. ' 47, ' 50, activity leader ' 47, ' 48, president ' 49, ' 50; " Gabriel, Blow Your Horn " ' 49; " Indianian " historian; Band ' 47, ' 50; Orchestra ' 48, ' 50. Working, but not on school lessons, especially history. Kathryn Barr, " Kay; " Commercial; Y-Teens ' 47: Library Club ' 48; Commercial Club ' 49, ' 50. Driving a car. Raymond Dearduff, " Bing: " Agriculture; Athletic Club ' 47; Hobby Club ' 49; Hi-Y ' 50; Basketball ' 47, ' 50; Track ' 47, ' 50. Mechanical work. " True-hearted friends of all true friendliness. " Junior Class Forty-eight capable Juniors entered M. H. S. this year. Two new students, Dick Bright from Van Buren, and Dick Luzadder from Dunkirk, were added to our roll. Carrie Norton, Deloris McDaniel, and Tom Caylor withdrew from our class. The class officers are: David Pearson, presi- dent; Derry Nestleroad, vice-president; and Gwen Rinker, secretary-treasurer. Janice Wil- liams and Bud Shores are our advisers. Mr. Wilson and Miss Nelson are our able sponsors. The Junior class sponsored two magazine sales during the year and had charge of the re- freshment stand at the home basketball games. Our convocation was presented February 10, and our class play, March 31. Jackie Pethtel FIRST ROW: Phyllis Allen, Ramona Anderson, Billy Bald- ridge, Emmitt Beeks, Jim Boniour, Dick Bright, Tom Caylor, Eddie Coleman, Jon Cook, Marion DeBatty. SECOND ROW: Don Ely, John Fear, Clara Mae Gum, Garnet Glattli, Charles Harter, Paul Headly, Gracieann Helton, Ph Jlis Herring, Dick Luzadder, John Martin. THIRD RO« ' : Darrcll McCammon, Deloris McDaniel, Judy Mosier, Derry Nestleroad, Carrie Norton, Paul Norton, Kenneth Nuckols, Carolyn Parker, David Pearson, John Peck. FOURTH ROW: Patty Pence, Jack Pethtel, Paul Pugh, Donald Ramseyer, Vera Ramseyer, Gwen Rinker, Bud Shores, Clysta Sills, John Simmons, Olive Spaulding. FIFTH ROVt ' : Bob Starr, Annetta Stiver, Marjorie Sutton, Mary Trant, Faye Wible, Betty Williams, Janice Williams, Barbara Wilson, Norma Zigler. " Where go the children? Traveling! Traveling J I Sophomores Fifty-three sophomores enrolled at the be- ginning of the school year. Our new members are Diamond Cook from Roll, Jim Luzadder from Dunkirk, and Richard Whitacre from Burley, Idaho. Mary Ann Graves and Jack Powell withdrew. Our class officers are Lyle Towns, president; Carl Bantz, vice-president; Glenn Goodspeed, secretary- treasurer; Waunita Shiner and Dia- mond Cook, advisers. Our sponsors are Mrs. Nunn and Mr. Brinkerhoff. A gym party was held December 7. Our convocation was presented April 14. Virginia Futrell PIRST ROVC: Carl Bantz, Rex Bell, Naomi Bennett, Jerry Burchard, Bonnie Coleman, Tommie Coleman, Diamond Cook, Stanley Crawford, James Davis, Mary Beth Dossett. SECOND ROW: Dorothy Downing, Donald Ford, Martha Ford, Joan Futrell, Virginia Futrell, Gail Garrett, Dorothy Garri- son, Glen Goodspeed. Minnie Gordon, Mary Ann Graves. THIRD ROW: Clara Mae Grisell, Dick Hawk, Donna Lou Helm, Maynard Johnson, Jean Keagle, Donnie Kessler, Eugene King, Stella King. Diann Krebs, Delores Ledbetter, Jim Luzadder. FOURTH ROW: Leo McClain, Sally Millard, Vincent Morris, Betty Murphy, Sedonna Newman, Orves Ramseyer, Robert Ramseyer, Audrey Risinger, Rebecca Robbins, Georgianna Russell, Martha Shannon. FIFTH ROW: Donzella Schuller, Waunita Shiner, Junior Slentz, Bob Smith, Sue Smith, Martha Teegarden, Lyle Towns, Martha Voght, Helen Wall, Patty Williams, Sharon Wright. " Where go the children traveling ahead? Seventh Grade Forty-nine students enrolled at the begin- ning of this year. Soon after, two new members entered the class. They were Paula Dearduff from Hartford City and Mary Jane Jett from Eaton. We elected as our class officers: Shirley Brown, president; Tom Rhea, vice-president; Jim Schwarzkopf, secretary-treasurer; Norma Michael, girl adviser, and Wally Hornbaker, boy adviser. Mrs. Williams and Mr. Hayes are our sponsors. Our convocation was held March 10. We enjoyed one class party in the gym, September 23. Jim Schwarzkopf FIRST ROW: Jimmy Baker, Robert Bales, Nancy Bales, Larry Becks, Karen Bischoff, Joyce Bradbury, Sonjia Bradshaw, Shirley Brown, lidith Coleman, Robert Caylor. SECC ND ROW: Sally Gale, Jean Cromer, Sally Cook, Junior Dearduff, Betty Ely, Dick Ely, Donna Garrison, Wally Hornbaker, Dale Helm, Beulah Howard. THIRD ROW: J;rry Hummer, DeWaync Johnson, Lee Kellogg, Donna Hyde, Bob Kyle, Patricia Krebs, Gerald Lawrence, Jane Lawrence, Barbara Luce, Janice McClish. FOURTH ROW: Norm I Mitchell, Betty Mitchell, Stanley Morrical, Barbara Pr..ll, Tommy Pugh, Adolph Ramos, Rob.Tt Risinger, Tom Rhea, U.irbjra Russell, Larry Schmidt. FIFTH ROW: Jimmy Schwarzkopf, Eurl Sills, Joan Sutton, Leroy Tecgarden, D.irrei Terhune, Nadine Wagner, Forrest Williamson, Rose Ann Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Paula Mae Dearduff. " Some go to conquer things; some go to try them; Freshman Class The Freshman Class started the year with seventy-three pupils, making us the largest class in the high school. Frank Tubbs entered from Kokomo followed by Mary Ann Reff from Chester Center, but Joe Crider, Marlene Crider, Frank Tubbs, Jack Powell and Kenneth White withdrew. We elected Sandra Hoover, president; Mel- vin Huntzinger, vice-president; Robert Shores, secretary-treasurer, and Carol Russell and James Rinker, advisers. Mr. Hall and Miss Rea watch over our class. We enjoyed a gym party on November 17, and our convocation was presented March 17. Carson Johnson FIRST ROW: Jack Allen, Howard Anderson, Joretta Arm- strong, Charlene Baker, Glen Bales, Jay Beaver, Martha Berrier, Mary Berrier, Floyd Beymer, Donna Bischoff. SECOND ROW: Bonnie Bolner. Barbara Bracken, Patty Games, James Comstock, Doris Gortwright, Joe Crider, Marlene Crider, Patty Denton, Roberta Durbin, Dean Ely. THIRD ROW: Harold Everhart, Clara Fear, Dean Ford, Robert Ford, Vera Hawk, Bill Hiday. Natalie Holmes, Sandra Hoover, Ellen Howard, Donnie Hummer. FOURTH ROW: James Hummer, Roger Humphrey, James Krebs, Melvin Huntzinger. Beverly Irwin, Walter Jackson, Jerry Jarvis, Alfred Johnson, Carson Johnson, Barbara Kellogg. FIFTH ROW: Marlon King, John Lanks, Janet Layman, Betty Love, Harold Love, Marvin Morrical, Shirley Mitchell, Ralph Needier. Marvin Norris, Joyce Nuckols. " Some go to dream them; and some go to bed. " Freshmen (Continued) Eighth Grade Freshmen We began this year with a total of thirty- four pupils. Nila Bright from Van Buren was a newcomer. Soon after the term began, Donald Fickert and Helen Powell moved away. The officers of our class are: president, Jerry Humerickhouse; vice-president, Allen Griffith; secretary-treasurer, Gerald Keller; advisers, Shirley Falk and Billy Trussel. Our sponsors are Mrs. Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Paris. For our convocation, November 23, we pre- sented the play " Surprise Guest. " We also had a very enjoyable party in the gym, November 1. Norma White FIRST ROW: Gordon Overmeyer, Francis Ramseyer, Jimmy Rhoten, Carol Russell, Ray Saxman, J. T. Scott, Bob Shores, Billy Simmons. SECOND ROW: Phyllis Simmons, Donna Waltz, Dean Warner, Gene Warner, Ruth Wentz, Charles Wilson, Gene Williams, Kenny White, Mary Ann Reff, Richard Whitacre, (A sophomore, who entered late). FIRST Row: Virginia Anderson, Bobby Bates, Denis Booher, Nila Bright, Leroy Cale, Shirley Falk, Charles Fear, Don- ald Fickert, Allen Griffith, Gene Hawk, Shirley Haworth. SECOND ROW: Gerald Humerickhouse, Gerald Humphrey, Max Hyde, Ruby Lautzenheisi;r, Dick Kanedy, Gerald Keller, Madonna King, Keith Layman, Hilda Markin, Carolyn McCaffery, Neil McCIain. THIRD ROW: Carl Norton, Dick Ort, Romulo Ramos, Max Risinger, Sally Risinger, Elizabeth Rogers, Sandra SchuUer, Floyd Sills, Phyllis Thornburg, Billy Trussel, Norma White. 60 -5 bo -Cl- « ACTIVITIES An Old Sweetheart of Mine ' As one who cons at evening o ' er an album, all alone, And muses on the faces of the friends that he has known, So I turn the leaves of Fancy, till, in shadowy design, I find the smiling features of an old sweetheart of mine. ' Tis a fragrant retrospection, — for the loving thoughts that start Into being are like perfume from the blossom of the heart; And to dream the old dreams over is a luxury divine — When my truant fancies wander with that old sweatheart of mine. PIPES O ' PAN AT ZEKESBURV by ].mies WhiUomh Riley. " The husky, rusty riissul of the tossels of the corn Student Affairs The Student Affairs Committee has charge of all student affairs including the point sys- tem, student council, calendar, and finance. A boy and a girl from the Junior and the Senior classes are elected by the students, and four teachers are appointed. The members are as follows: teachers: Miss Janice Nelson, Mr. Louis Hall, Mr. Ilurtun Brinkerhuff, and Mr. Joiin Hayes: Juniors: Faye Wible, Bud Shores; Seniors: Claredene Morris, Bill Everhart. Student Council The Student Council is the student government body of the school. It is composed of the presidents and the advisers of each class. They have charge of chapel programs, dances, and pep sessions. The officers of the organization are: president, Bill Everhart; vice-president. Janice ' illiams; secretary-treasurer, Kathryn Waltz. The members are as follows: Bill Everhart, Susan Wright, Kathryn Waltz, David Pearson, Bud Shores, Janice Williams, Lyle Towns, Diamond Cook, Waunita Shiner, James Rinker, Carol Russell, Sandra Hoover, Jerry Humerickhouse, Billy Trussell, Shirley Falk, Wally Hornbaker, Shirley Brown, Norma Mitchell. " And the raspin ' of the tangled leaves, as golden as the morn n ' i . % Athletic Board The purpose of the Athletic Board is to buy athletic equipment, arrange basketball sched- ules, approve athletic expenditures, make rules and regulations governing athletic awards, and select referees. The officers this year are; president, Mr. Gene Paris: vice-president. Mrs. Nellie ' illiams, succeeded by Miss Agnes Rifner: crctary, Mr. M. A. Wilson. The other members are: Mr. H. G. Morgan, Faye W ' iblc, .ind Paul Pugh. Library Club The purpose of the Library Club is to develop skill and resourcefulness in the use of books and libraries, and to provide members with actual library experiences. Under the leadership of Miss Jeanette Rea, the club prepares the bulletin boards, prepares books for circulation, and reads and discusses books. The club chose the following officers; Stella King, president: Martin ' ogiit, vice-president: ' era Hawk, secretary- treasurer. , The club has seven members, as follows: Ruth . nderson, Minnie Gordon, ' era Hawk, Stella King, Uiann Krcbs, Delorcs McDaniel, Martha ' c»ght. ' ' The stubble in the f irries-kindo lonesome like, but still Junior Dramatic: Club The purpose of the Junior Dramatic Club is to promote dramatic talent in the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Grades. Under the leadership of Mrs. Betty Paris, the club plans to give skits or playlets for each meeting. For Farmers ' Institute they present ed " The Green-eyed Monster " . The officers are: president, Allen Griffith; vice-president, Sally Cale; secretary, Patty Carnes; treasurer, Sandra Schuller. The club has twenty-four members, as follows: Betty Mitchell, Carson Johnson, Ruby Lautzenheiser, Allen Griffith, Sally Calc, Patty Carnes, Sandra Schuller, Walter Jackson, Joretta Armstrong, Jo Ann Sutton, Bob Kyle, Sandra Hoover, Nancy Bales, Ray Saxman, Norma Michael. James Krebs, Barbara Luce. Nila Bright, Sally Risinger, Shirley Haworth, Dick Ely, Doris Cortwrighl, Betty Ely, Adolph Ramos. Commerce Club The purpose of the Commerce Club is to promote interest in business, encourage social spirit, and become familiar with our local businesses. Under the sponsorship of Mrs. Marjorie Nunn, the club has made trips to the local factories and businesses. Later in the spring they plan a trip to Fort Wayne. The officers are: president. Mary Trant ; vice-president, Jackie Pethtel; secretary-treasurer, Jeweldine Baker. With twenty-two members in the club this year, the roll is as follows: Jeweldine Baker, Kathryn Barr, Mary Alice Beeks, Naomi Bennett, Mary Beth Dossctt, Amelia Clamme, Joan Futrell, Marilynn Futrell, Virginia Futrell, Garnet Glattli, Charles Harter, Jimmie McClain, Sally Millard. Judy Mosier, Betty Murphy, Patty Pence, Jack Pethtel, Vera Jean Ramseyer, Roberta Russell, Mary Trant, Barb.ira Wilson, Norma Zigler, " A-preachin sermons to us of the barns they groiveJ tu fill: Future HoNfEMAKERs of America The purpose of the Future Homemakers of America is to further interests in Home Economics. Sponsored by Mrs. Madeline Hall, the club had a Thanksgiving and a Christmas party, and a Valentine tea tor the mothers and teachers. They attended a district meeting at Hagerstown, and the Home Show at Indianapolis. The club selected the following as officers: president. Imogene Needier: vice-president, Helen Vil ' all : sccret,iry. Betty VCilliams; treasurer, Jeannette Williams; reporter, Delora Hayes; parliamentarian, Martha Bcrrier ; historian, Clara Mae Gum; sung leader, Martha Teegarden; pianist, Sedonna Newman. The club has twenty-two members as follows: Charlene Baker, Martha Berrier, Mary Berricr, Bonnie Bolner, Barbara Bracken, Clara Mae Grisell, Clara Mae Gum, Delora Hayes, Imogene Needier, Sedonna Newman, Sharon Overmcyer, Inis Parker, Becky Ann Robbins, Edith Spaulding, Olive Spaulding, Martha Teegarden. Helen Vi ' all, Donna Walt , Betty Williams, Jeannette Williams, Phyllis Herring, and Gail Garret. Ra Von Dramatic Club The purpose of the Ra Von Dramatic Club is to promote a program of better high school dramatics. The club had instructive programs, including make-up and play acting. They had three parties: one for the initiation of the new members, one at Christmas, and one honoring Senior members. The officers of the club are: Claredene Morris, president: Janice Williams, vice-president: Carolyn Parker, secretary: Peggy Ely, treasurer; and Kathryn Waltz, program chairman. The twenty-six members of the club are as follows: Phyllis Allen, Patti Buckley, Jerry Burchard, Peggy I Iv, Marthi Ford, Glenn Goodspeed, Marilyn Hoover, Clyde Hyde, Jimmy I.iechty, Claredene Morris, Nancy Oswalt, Carolyn Parker, Harriet Reasoner, Georgie Russell, Martha Shannon, Waunita Shiner, Sue Smith, Annetta Stiver, Marjorie Sutton, Carol Teegarden, Lyle Towns, Kathr n Vi ' alt . Joan Wentz, Fayc W ' ible, J.tnice Williams, and David X " ilson. " The strawstack in the medder, and the reaper in the shed 1 - -■ r Hi-Y Club The motto of the Hi-Y Club is: " To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and com- munity, high standards of Christian character. " Sponsored by Mr. Louis Hall, the club elected the following officers: jon Cook, president; replaced by Bill Krebs; Bill Krebs, vice-president: Dick Luzadder, secretary-treasurer; Bob Starr, sergeant-at-arms. The thirty-five members are as follows: Billy Baldridgc, Jay Beaver, Rex Bell. James Bonjour. Emmitt Beeks, Dick Bright, Jon Cook. Junior Coleman. Tommic Coleman. Bill Everhart. Raymond Dearduff. Don Ely. John Fear, Bob Garrison. Jim Hum- mer. Donnie Hummer. Dick Hawk. Maynard Johnson. Alfred Johnson. Eugene King, Bill Krebs, Dick Luzadder, Leo McClain, Marvin Morrical. Bob Pence, Paul Pugh, Orvcs Ramseyer, Don Ramseyer, Bob Star, Bob Smith, Kenneth White, Vincent Morris, Stanley Crawford, Paul Norton, and Marvin Norrris. Future Farmers of America The purpose of the Future Farmers of America is to develop competent, aggressive, agricultural leader- ship; to strengthen the confidence of farm boys in themselves and their work; to increase interest in the intelligent choice of farming occupations; to develop character; to train for useful citizenship; to foster patriotism; to encourage and practice thrift; and to encourage improvement in scholarship. Sponsored by Mr. Burton Brinkerhoff, the club has outlined the following program: sponsoring 4-H activities and dairy and livestock judging teams; taking part in all local, district, and state agricultural contest; raising the degrees of our members; and attending all district and state activities. The following officers were selected: Derry Nestleroad. president: Joe Daily, vice-president: Lawrence Beymer. secretary: John Martin, treasurer: Jerry Armstrong, conductor; Fred Mock, watchdog: Bud Shores, reporter. The forty-six members are as follows: Derry Nestleroad, Marion DeBatty, Fred Mock, John Martin, Donald Ford, Roger Humphrey, John Peck, Gwen Rinker, Francis Ramseyer, Ralph Needier, Junior Slentz, Glenn Bales. Jack Allen, Jim Davis, John Simmons, Kenneth Nuckols, Carl Bantz, Donnie Kesler. Floyd Beymer, Wendell Wells. Jerry Armstrong, James Cale. DarrcU McCammon, Francis Ford, Dwight Helm. Dean Ford, Gene Williams. Jim Rinker, Jerry Jarvis. William Hiday, David Pearson. Bud Shores, Jim Luzadder, Robert Ramseyer. James Rhoton, Harold Love. Dean Ely, Robert Shores. Paul Headley, Joe Daily, Lawrence Beymer, Verlin Sills, Gene Warner, Dean Warner, Melvin Huntzinger. and Diamond Cook. " The bosses in theyr stalls below-the clover overhead! Y-Teens Club The purpose of the Y-Teens is to build a fellowship of women and girls devoted to the task of realizing in one common life, those ideals of personal and social living to which we are committed by our faith as Christians. Under the leadership of Miss Alice Schaeffer, the club discusses current topics and special assignments. ' 1 liey ha c elected as officers: president. Shirley Mitchell: vice-president, Barbara Kellogg; secretary, Shirley Brown; song leader, LaDonna Hyde; pianist, Beulah Howard; reporter, Joyce Bradbury. The thirty-one members are as follows: Virginia Anderson, Donna Bischoff, Karen Bischoff, .Joyce Bradbury, Soniia Bradshaw, Shirley Brown, Edith Coleman, Jean Comer, Sally Ann Cook, Shirley Falk, Donna Garrison, Beulah Howard, La- Donna Hyde, Barbara Kellogg, Madonna King, Patsy Krebs. Jane Lawrence, Janet Layman, Hilda Markin, Carolyn McCaffery. Janice McClish, Shirley Mitchell, Barbira Prall, Eliza- beth Rogers, Barbara Russell, Phyllis Simmons, Phyllis Thornburg, Nadlne Wagner, Ruth MC ' entz, Norma White, and Rose Ann W ' ihon. Girls ' Athletic Association The purpose of the Girls ' Athletic Association is to promote girls ' interest in athletics. The girls had a Christmas Party and exchange December 8, and a chili supper later on. One of the most important things to the girls is the earning of points so they will be able to get a G. A. A. sweater. To get a sweater they have to have sixty-five points earned by participa- ting in the noon league, physical education, and after school basketball and other games. The officers are: president, Shirley Trump; vice-president, Susan Vi ' right; secretary-treasurer. Dorothy Garrison; activity leader, Patty Williams; reporter, Delores Ledbetter; sponsor, Mrs. Williams. The twenty-nine members arc: Ramona Anderson, Bonnie Coleman, Patty Denton, Dorothy Downing, Roberta Durbin, Charlotte Eloph. Clara Fear, Dorothy Garrison, Donna Helm, G racieann Helton, Natalie Holmes. Elizabeth Howard, Lllen Howard, Beverly Irwin. Jean Keaglc, Delores Ledbetter, Betty Love, Margaret Love, Carrie Norton, Joyce Nuckuls. Audrey Risinger. Eleanor Rogers, Carol Russell, Donzella Schuller, Clysta Sills, Shirley Trump, Patty Williams, Sharon Wright, Susan Wright, and Mary Ann Reff. Due to the resignation of Mrs. Williams at the end of the first semester, the club now has a new sponsor. Miss Agnes Rifner from New C isilc. I t. " When the jy is on the pmnpkn) iiid the fodder ' s in the shock. " Annual SrAi-n After a program, " Why You Will Want To Buy an Annual, " presented on October 4, the " Annual " subscription drive was officially opened. The announcer was |eannette Williams, and the pianist was Marilynn Futrell. Members of the class represented people in different walks of life, and the senior class took part in singing " Our Annual Forever! " To launch the drive, the class was divided into two teams: the Blue team headed by Claredene Morris and the Gold team headed by Patti Buckley. The gold team was the winner. Individual winners were. Claredene Morris and Edith Spaulding. When the drive was completed, try-outs were held for positions on the staff, and the contestants watched eargerly for the announcement of results. Soon the new staff began its work, which progressed smoothly and rapidly. The highlight of staff work was the evening the entire group met to write the class will and prophecy. Members of the annuil staff are Jeannette Williams, editor-in-chief: Kathryn Waltz, literary editor: Clarjdene Morris, b.isiness manager; Peggy Ely and Patti Buckley, advertising: Edith Spaulding and Marilyn Futrell, subscriptions; Shirley Trump, historian: Amelia Clamme, senior editor: Carol Teegarden, art: Eleanor Rogers, posters: Bob Garrison, athletics: Joan Wentz, calendar: Harriet Reasoner and S-isan Wright, activities; Mary Alice Beeks, Imogenc Needier, Nancy Oswalt, and Jewjidine Baker, typists: Bill Krebs, poet: Clyde Hyde, jokes: Roberta Russell and Francis Ford, s.napjhors; Miss Albert- son, literary adviser; and Mr. Wilson, business adviser. Crier Staff The Crier Staff is a volunteer group of juniors, who meet once a week to write the school news. The news is then published in the local paper. The staff members are Emmitt Beeks, James Bonjour, Phyllis Herring. Carol, n Parker, Clysta Sills, Bob Starr, Mary Trant, Norma Zigler, and Marjoric Sutton, who replaced Carrie Norton when the latter withdrew from school. To learn how news stories are written, both sections of English 11 studied news stories during the first two weeks of school. Eligibility for the staff requires that a junior be free for staff meeting the seventh period every Monday. When a con- vocation is called for that period, the news is written during the fifth period English class. Miss Albertson is the sponsor. " There ' s the song of I he L rk it hen the skies are dear. Orchestra The orchestra furnished our commencement, baccalaureate, and operetta music this year. Orchestral arrangements of semi-classical and popular music have been mastered under the direction of Miss Alice Schaeffer. Members include: Dennis Bcoliir, Sedonna Newman, Barbara Prall, Dorsey Price, Salley Rismger, Marjorie Sutton, Anetta Stiver— vioUns: Martha Sliannon— alto; Georgie Russell— bass viol ; Clyde Hyde— French horn : Donna Burchard, Judy Hiser, Nancy Smith— saxophone: Paul Headley, Sandra Hoover, Waunita Shiner, Sue Smith. Betty Racer— clarinet ; Maynard Johnson, Audrey Risinger, Shirley Trump, Max Hiser, Joan Sutton— cor net ; Patty Carnes, Tom Coleman— baritone ; Dean Ely, Charles Hurst, Marilyn Hoover— trombone; Harriet Reasoner, Joe Daily. Jim Luzadder — Snare drum; Margaret Love — bass drum: Betty Love — cymbals; Patti Buckley, Susan Wright — bell lyre I Carson Johnson — Sousaphonc; Ili aheth How.ird— bJ horn. tf ' -tti ,,., Band Our band has grown in both size and qualit and Mr. Harry Preble. It has made public app summer and winter concerts, ballgames, the hot The marching band now makes a very col uniforms purchased by the Band Boosters Org Members include: Jay Beaver. Walter Jackson. Tom Mouns Trump, Max Hiser, Joan Sutton, — cornet; Carson Johnson — French horn: Patty Carnes, Tom Coleman — baritone: Dean E — saxophone; Paul Headley, Sandra Hoover. Vi ' aunita Shine Rhea. Joe Daily, De ' ayne Johnson, Jim Luzadder — snare dru JJuckley, Susan Wright — bell lyre: Harold Everhart — drum ma Mitchell, Judith Mosier, Vera Ramseyer — twirlers. y under the supervision of Miss Alice Schaeffer earances many times throughout the year at se races, and the Christmas play. orful picture in the new royal blue and gold anization. ey. Maynard Johnson, Bill Racer, Audrey Risinger, Shirley Sousaphone; Elizabeth Howard — bass horn: Clyde Hyde — ly, Charles Hurst. Marilyn Hoover — trombone: Nancy Smith r. Sue Smith, Betty Racer — clarinet: Harriet Reasoner, Tom m: Margaret Love — bass drum; Betty Love — cymbals; Patti jor: .Marjorie Sutton, Grade Helton, Beverly Irwin, Shirley " There is ever a son thiit our buarts may hear " Gabriel, Blonx ' Your Horn, " Miss Thelma Smith, deciding to break up an affair between her niece Janet and Herb Brown, Jr., plans to take Janet and some of her friends for a visit to the hills. Learning of her plan, Herb persuades Gabe, the caretaker of the cabin where they plan to stay, to let him disguise as his cousin so that he can be near Janet. Janet discovers Herb shortly after they arrive, and he tries to coax her to marry him. Janet refuses be- cause her Aunt Thelma hates Herb; for Thelma and Herb ' s father were in love when they were young but had had an argument over one of Thelma ' s hats. When Mr. Brown discovers that Herb has left home, he traces all clues until he finds him. Upon arriving in the hills. Herb Sr., has an accident which compels him to stay at Miss Thelma ' s. " When they have talked things over, they decide that they have acted very foolishly. After their troubles are fixed up, they gladly give their consent for Herb Jr., and Janet to marry. CAST: Gabriel Pennington, Cl)dc Hyde: Zerusia, Shirley Trump: Daisy May, Marilyn Hoover; Miss Thelma Smith, Leona Holstein: Janet Smith, Nancy Oswalt: Eleanor Barnes, Kathryn Waltz; Mildred Clyde, Patti Buckley: Pete Wright, Francis Ford: Frank Stephens, Bob Garrison: Harold Dillon, Jim Liechty: Herbert Brown, Jr., Dave Wilson: Herbert Brown, Lawrence Be)-nicr. " Bits of Blarney " When Peggy O ' Neil comes to visit her aunt, all the young men around that part of the Irish country- side fall in love with her. This turns the local girls against her. To secure revenge, they and Patrick, whom Peggy really cares for, devise a plan to win their lovers back. Wishing to be friends with the girls, Peggy and Mike O ' Noole, a noted Mr. Fix-it, also devise a plan to have the boys return to their first loves and to win Patrick back. Both Peggy and Pat disguise themselves and unknowingly tell each other their true feelings. The boys return to their former girl friends, and Peggy ' s and Patrick ' s broken hearts are mended. CAST: Peggy, Carol Teegarden : Patrick, Jack Pethtel: Robert, Jerry B.irchard; Mary, Marilyn Hoover: Mike O ' Noole, Clyde Hyde; Boys ' and Girls ' Glee Clubs. " There is ever a song somewhere my dear. " " Two Gentlemen and Verona " The Red Barn Players needed money desperately to continue their summer ' s program. Their best op- portunity to acquire money lay in wealthy Neila Lansing, who insisted on the leads in the plays in ex- change for the use of her money. Verona Wood was the favorite of the rest of the players and the ob- vious one to have the leads. When Milton J. Sweezy, a talent scout, came to their theatre, Neila naturally insisted on the lead, and Verona became her under-study. Bill Kennedy, in love with Verona, wanted her to have her chance; so on the night of the production, he lured Neila away until the play was over. Verona played the lead. However, Mr. Sweezy did not like Verona ' s acting and chose only Sarah Brown to go to Hollywood. This made Bill happy, since he would not marry an actress; and Verona decided being Bill ' s wife would be more exciting than being a third-rate actress. CAST: Charlie Adams, Jack Gilbert: Mike Turner, Charles Cain; Clyde Colby, Roy Bell: Verona Wood, Joy Nell Love: Marg O ' Reilly. Charlene Fisher: Sarah Brown, Jeanice Cale: Neila Lansing. C ' ilma Reft: Flo Anderson, Sharon Ort : Mrs. Maud Doolittle, Joan Clamme: Mrs. Hattie Buxton, Peggy Bed well: Bill Kennedy. Jesse Rogers: Milton J. Sweezy, Dick Sutton. Choir The choir is a mixed group of trained voices. It has made public appearances in different churches and at school chapels this year. Members include: sopranos — Jeweldine Baker, Peggy Ely, Martha Ford, Marilynn Futrell, Virginia Futrell, Dorothy Garison, Marilyn Hoover, Sandra Hoover, Elizabeth Howard, Beverly Irwin, Sally Millard. Imogene Needier, Patty Pence, Georgie Russell, Shirley Trump, Carol Teegarden, Helen i ' all, Betty Williams, Jeannette Williams, Delores Ledbetter. Altos — Phyllis Allen, Patti Buckley, Patty Carnes, Clara Mae Gum, Judith Mosier, Vera Ramseyer. Martha Shannon, ' au- nita Shiner, Sue Smith, Annetta Stiver, Martha Voght, Donna Waltz, Kathryn Waltz, Susan Wright. Tenors — Tom Coleman, Dean Ely, Don Ely, Bob Ford, Bob Garrison, Charles Harter, Don Hummer, Jerry Hummer, Clyde Hyde, Glen Goodspeed, Jack Pethtel, Orves Ramseyer, David Wilson: Basses — Jerry Burchard, Dick Bright, Diamond Cook, Alfred Johnson, Carson Ed Johnson, Paul Headley, Bob Smith, Lyle Towns. Kenneth 3C ' hite. Glee Club The glee club is composed of students of the four high school grades who show musical interest and talent. All members appeared in the Christmas play and the operetta. ' ' I ' bey walk here with) s, Ihiml in l.nind " Club Trip Betty Sisters Bus Drivers Merry-go-round Brothers New Teacher Our Twins First Aid l i - 1 5 Student Teachers ATHLETICS The Old Swimmin ' -Hole ' Oh! the old swimmin ' -hole: In the long, lazy days When the humdrum of school made so many run-a-ways, How pleasant was the jurney down the old dusty lane, Whare the tracks of our bare feet was all printed so plane You could tell by the dent of the heel and the sole They was lots o ' fun on hands at the old swimmin ' -hole. But the lost joys is past! Let your tears in sorrow roll Like the rain that ust to dapple up the old swimmin ' -hole. " Thf Old SinwDiiu ' Hole- jrom NEIGHBORLY POEMS by Jaines Whitconih Riley. " iiuint to be a Soldier! A Soldier! A Soldier Pacers Win Sixteen Mr. Paris Mr. Paris : This is Mr. Paris ' first year here. He has developed the Pacers into one of the best teams in the district. We hope he ' ll be here next year to keep those Pacers prancing along. Bud Shores: (Ears) showed up well this year. His rebounding ability pulled the Pacers out of many scrapes. His height was especially helpful during the game with Berne. Being a junior, he will carry on next year. David Wilson: (Useless) always did his best when sent into a game. Though he d idn ' t see much action during his senior year, he showed up well during the Hartford City game. Don Ely: (Ely) has been a Pacer for two years. Don ' s rebounding ability has spelled downfall for many opponents this year. As he is a junior, he ' ll still be in there scrapping next year. Bill Everhart: (the Kid) is probably one of the best ball-handlers the Pacers have ever had. Bill has been on the team for three years. Ahead or behind, he never gave up. His speed and ability to snatch the ball right out of his opponent ' s hands were great as- sets in the Berne game. Bill is a senior and will not be around next year. Dave Pearson: (Junior) has been the number one reserve man this year. His outstanding games were the Fairmount and Geneva games. His left-handed shots will help the Pacers out next year, as he is a junior. mill 111 : » • s» SHORES WILSON ELY I ' i RIIAKI ' PEARSON " ivant to be a Soldier, with a saber in my hand, Scheduled Games — Lose Two Lawrence Beymer. when filling in a forward spot, could be counted on to do a good job. Being a senior, he will be missed next year. Jim Liechty: (Chickie) has been playing with the Pacers for three years. His sharp eye for the basket enabled the team to overcome many opponents this year. Jim was top scorer in the county this year, with a total of 289 points. He is a senior and will be greatly missed next year. Joe Daily: (Joe) is a senior and has been with the team for two years. Joe ' s work under the basket will be missed next year. Bob Garrison: (Bob) has been a Pacer for three years an d was one of our heaviest scorers this season. Bob made high score for the team in six games, his highest being in the Albany game, 27 points. Being a senior, he will be missed by the Blue and Gold next year. Raymond Dearduff: (Bing) didn ' t get to play much this year, but when put into the lineup, he could be counted on to do a good job. Bing is a senior and will not be around next year. Paul Pugh Paul Pugh: (Stooge) has been student manager to the Pacers for three years. He ' ll be back next year to keep those balls polished. BhYMER LltCHTV DAILY OAKKISON DEARDUFF " Or a little carbine rifle, or a musket on my shoulder Second Team The ponies did very well this year. They won 14 of 18 games. The prospects for next year look very good. FIRST ROW: Bob Smith, forward: Gwen Rinker, forward: Vincent Morris, center: Dick Hawk, center: Rex Bell, forward: Dick Bright, guard. SECOND ROW: Verlin Siils, student manatier: Paul Headley, guird; Dick Lu adder. guard; X ' alter Jackson, forward: Bob Starr, guard: Don Ford, guard: Harold Everhart, guard: Gene Faris, coach. Freshman Team Though the freshmen dropped over half of their contests, " Brink ' s " boys were a smooth, hard working team most of the time. The final tally was 5 wins, as against 5 losses. The members of the team are Charles Wilson, Carson Johnson, Bob Shores, Bill Simmons, John Lauks, Francis Ramseyer, Roger Humphrey, Jim Comstock, Walter Jackson, Ralph Needier, Dean Ford, Bob Ford, Jim Rinker, Jerry Jarvis, Harold Love, Jay Beaver, Harold Everhart, Dean Ely, and student managers Howard Anderson and Jim Krebs. The Freshman coach was Mr. Brinkerhoff. " Or just (I snare-drum, snarl ' ing in the middle of the band; Colts Under the supervision of Mr. Hayes, the colts won eight of fifteen games this year. At times a little ragged, all in all they did pretty well. FIRST ROW: Lee Kellogg, Carl Norton, Dick Kanedy, Gerald Keller, Neil McClain, Junior Fear, and Max Hyde. SECOND ROW- Max Risinger, (student manager), Jim Schwarzkopf, Dick Ort, Wally Hornbaker, Tom Rhea, Bob Bales, Allen Griffith, Stanley Morrison (student manager), and Mr. Hayes (coach). Girls ' Physical Education The aim of girls ' physical education is to promote good sportsmanship as well as to do well in sports. The training consists of such things as rope climbing, tumbling, basketball, excerises, dancing (American country, folk, and ballroom), relays, track and field work, and Softball. FIRST ROW: Shirley Mitchell, Barbara Kellogg, Mary Beth Dossctt, Sue Smith, Sharon Wright, Janet Layman, Bcvcrely Irwin. SFCOND ROW: Helen Wall, Patty Denton, Mary Trant, Naomi Bennett, Patty Williams, Delorcs I.edbetter, Ruth Went?, Phyllis Simmons, Clara Fear. THIRD ROW: Garnet Glattli, Donzella Schuller, Joan Futrell, Charlene Baker, Virginia Futrcll, Bonnie Bolncr. Martha Tec- garden. Ellen Howard, Clara Mae Grisell. Donna XX ' altz, Joretta Armstrong, Martha Shannon. " ti ' iint to hear, high nverhedd. The Old Flag flap her icings, Baseball FIRST ROW: ' incent Morris, outfield; Jim Bonjour, catcher; Harold Everhart. outfield ; Verlin Sills, outfield ; Bill Everhart, outfield; Paul Headley, outfield; Joe Crider, utility first baseman; John Fear, catcher. SECOND ROW; Gene Paris, coach; Jim Liechty, shortstop; Bob Garrison, third base-pitcher; Walter Jackson, second base! Dick Bright, first base; Bob Smith, outfield; Rex Bell, outfield; Don Ely, pitcher-third base; Lawrence Beymer, outfield. Schedule ' Pelier Opponent Roll 6 2 Geneva 11 12 Berne 4 9 Albany 18 8 Redkey 17 II f! O ■• ' n y Track FIRST ROW: Bill Everhart, pole vault, low hurdles; Jesse Rogers, half-mile relay, low hurdles; Jack Gilbert, high hurdles, high jump; Don Ely, mile run, mile relay; Emmitt Beeks. mile relay, 440 yard dash; Orves Ramsyer, half mile and mile run. SECOND ROW: Junior Coleman, low hurdles; John Peck, shot put; Berle Macon, low hurdles; Vincent Morris, low hurdles, high hurdles; Jack Powell, half mile; James Bonjour. shot put, pole vault; Bud Shores, 100 yard dash. 220 yard dash; Lawrence Beymer. 440 yard dash, half mile relay. THIRD ROW: Coach Shoemaker; Joe Daily, high jump; Lyle Towns, middle distance runner; Junior Slentz. pole valut; James Bedwell, shotput ; Raymond Dearduff, 100 yard dash. 220 yard dash; Gene Caylor, high jump; Bob Garrison, 440 yard dash, half mile relay; David Wilson, high hurdles, low hurdles, mile run. " While all the Army, following, in chorus cheers and sings: First Team Second Team First Team Second Team We They We They We They We They Lancaster 25 61 21 31 Mississinewa 49 41 34 32 Upland 53 35 32 15 Roll 51 52 29 24 Dunkirk 51 AG 17 21 Portland 45 38 21 28 Warren 38 37 41 24 Chester 48 44 43 26 Geneva 59 37 30 19 Redkey 53 51 32 18 Petroleum 44 41 42 33 Pennville 97 35 51 22 Fairmount 56 51 26 34 Liberty 74 36 41 27 Hartford 39 34 24 19 Berne 57 36 32 24 Ridgeville 51 35 39 20 Sectional Four-Team Tourney Roll 50 43 Pennville 61 39 Poling 69 34 Roll 42 52 Redkey 41 38 Albany 53 50 22 17 Portland 40 43 (Overtime) Athletic Club (Picture on Pjgc 3 I ) FIRST ROW: Stanley Morrical, Bob Caylor, Dennis Booher, Gerald Keller, Max Hyde, Frank Tubbs, jamev Comstock, J. T. Scott, Neil McClain, Max Risinger, Bob Bates, jini Baker, Dick Ort. SECOND ROW: Darrel Terhune, Jerry Hummer, Billy Trussel, Gene Hawk, Romulo Ramos, Larry Beeks, Billy Simmons, Gerald Lawrence, Junior Fear, Larry Schmidt, Dick Kanedy, Donald Fickert, Carl Norton, Lee Kellogg, Ray Cale, Junior Dearduff, Bob Risinger, Gerald Humphrey. THIRD ROW: Mr. Hayes, Larry Teegarden, Burl Sills, Jim Schwarzkopf, Wally Hornbaker, Tom Pugh, Bob Ford, Floyd Sills, Charles Wilson, Bob Bales, Tom Rhea, Howard Anderson, Marion King. Dale Helm, Jerry Humerickhouse, Dewayne Johnson, Keith Layman, Harold Everhart, Tom Wilson Mr. Paris. Sponsored by Mr. Gene Faris and Mr. John Hayes, the club partook in all kinds of athletics. The following were officers: Billy Simmons, president; Bo ' j Ford, vice-president; Charles Wilson, secretary-treasurer. Junior Band Members include: Jean Garrison, Judy Hiser. Barbara Dearduff, Eddie Kershner, Joe Cale, Claude Keller, Nila Sue Pitts. Phyllis Johnson, Stephen Bloom, Roger Fishback, Edna Mae Baker, Jimmy Burchard. Billy Matson, Terry Forrester, Donnie Schwarzkopf, Joe Parker, David Molcr, Patricia Yadon, Lee Booher, Donna Burchard. Charles Bright, Jerry Bond, Rosellen Cook, Carol Denton, Nancy Ann Grocndykc. Bruce Nestlcroad. Lester Price, Carol Jean Meyer, Dallas Humerickhouse, Dick Ely, Max Risinger, B b Risinger. j:nimy Baker, and Gerald Keller. Christmas Play The Christmas play, " A Visit to The North Pole, " was written and directed by Miss Schaeffer. All the grades were represented with leads as follows: Clyde Hyde — Santa Claus; Georgia Russell — Mrs. Santa; Dick Bright, Jerry Burchard, and Jackie Pethtel — Santa ' s helpers; Marilyn Hoover, Sandra Hoovr, Marilynn Futrell, Martha Ford, Phyllis Allen, and Patty Carnes, a girls ' sextet; and Clyde Hyde, Jerry Burchard, Jackie Pethtel, and Dick Bright, a boys ' quartet. Robert L. Horner: B. S. A., Purdue University. Teaches On-Farm-Training to veterans. ' ' All the children round the place, Is ist a-runnin crazy. " September 50, 1949 Dear Leona, " With idle works of any kind and so I read my book. " Yes, school has begun. We started school on September 6, a little later than you did. We all missed you this year. How do you like your new school,? How should you like me to write you at times and tell you all that happens at school? We had a balcony meeting the first day to get acquainted with the new students and teachers. We have four new teachers: Mr. and Mrs. Paris, who took Mr. Shoemaker ' s and Miss Owen ' s places, Mrs. Hall, who took Miss Smith ' s place ; and — a very funny thing — Mr. Hall, who took Mr. Funderburg ' s place, but who is no relation to Mrs. Hall. Susan Wright was elected president by the Senior Class. Who is president of your class? Did you have your chest x-rayed? All students who wished were x-rayed September 20. Tryouts were held for Ra Von September 21. Twenty tried out, but only twelve places were vacant, so eight were disappointed. All day September 2 8 students were being shot, but not by a gun. Class and faculty pictures were taken then. You should have seen some of your classmates September 29, dressed up for senior pictures. You should have been here for our all-school convocation on September 3 0. It was surely good. I will keep you posted as the months roll by. Love, Jo October 31, 1949 Dear Leona, Yes, October, " When the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodder ' s in the shock, " is about gone. Full speed ahead for the seniors! We gave our Auuual skits on the 4th and started selling our Annual. Want to buy one? We held our first sports dance October 5. What club did you join? We had club organization on the 7th. Our first chapel was held on the llth, with Rev. Bright, the new Nazarene minister, in charge. If you had come over the 12th, you would have wondered what had come over us, with students wearing clothes backwards and onions around their necks. Yes, you guessed it J initiation for Ra Von and F. H. A. New girls and boys in the Commerical Club were initiated on the 14th. Girls wore men ' s hats, and boys wore women ' s hats. Yell leader tryouts were also held the 14th. Nancy Oswalt and Marilyn and Sandy Hoover won. If you want to learn more about courtesy you should hear Mr. Dallavaux lecture on it, for he is surely good. We heard him on the 18th. Students were both happy and sad the 20th because we received our report cards. Did you make all A ' s? On the 21st we presented the operetta. " Bits of Blarney. " If you didn ' t sec it. you missed something. Have you started selling your season basketball tickets? We began the 24th. Girls in the junior and senior classes interested in nursing went to Ball State for a tea on the 25th. Students had a rest and teachers went to school on the 26th and 27th because of Teachers ' Association. I hope you can come back to school to visit some time soon. Your pal, Jo November 3 0, 1949 Hi Leona, November — " And you hear the kyock and gobble of the strutting turkey cock. " This month began our season of basketball, so we held a pep session with our new yell leaders on November 2. That night we played Lancaster, our first game, and lost. We held our club meeting on the 4th. Rev. Stapp, of the Baptist Church was our second chapel minister, the 8th. We held our second dance on the 4th. For Education Week, we had an interesting program on the llth, about how schools grew from Colonial times to the present. We defeated Dunkirk that night. The seniors were excited the 15th because the photographer distributed their pictures. Everybody ' s pictures were good. Were yours? November 17, Mr. Lieurance, superintendent of Jay County schools, spoke of his travels in Europe. The 18th we played Warren and won. On the 22nd Mr. Pogue, brother of the poet, spoke on his hobby of sandblasting glass and showed a film and some beautiful pieces of glass he had engraved. That night we won from Geneva. For Thanksgiving convocation the Eighth Grade gave an interesting program. November 29 we won another victory; Petroleum this time. Five games in a row! Not bad ' 1 hope to see you at the 4-team tourney. Bye now. Jo " Wasn ' t it pleasant, O brother mine, December 3 1. 1949 Dear Leona, " Long afore I knowed who Santy Clause wuz! " Yes. this is the month of Christmas. A Hi-Y party was held in the gym on the first. The second six weeks ended the 2nd. Wc held our club meetings that day. We played Fairmount that night and won. Do you remember Otto Schacht, who spoke on breathing and singing few years ago? We heard him again on the 5th. He has a wonderful voice. We also had a musicial program the 6th, with an evangelist from the Baptist Church, his wife, and two daughters, who are all musicians. He played the saw. December 7, the sophomores held a party. On the 9th the seniors sponsored a program by the Hoosier Corn Huskers to raise more money for the Atinnal. They are surely entertaining. As you know, we were beaten in the finals of the 4-team tourney, by Roll {your school now.) That was a good game, even if we did lose. On the 12th a man from the telephone company showed a film that explained how to use the new dial phones. Our December chapel was conducted by Reverend Humcrickhousc of the Methodist Church. You should have been here the 16th to see us beat Hartford. We were certainly happy about it. We played Ridgeville the 20th. and beat them, too. We missed you when Ra Von had their Christmas party. December 23, we held our Christmas program at 10:00 and were dismissed at noon for vacation until January 2. I hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Bye for now, Jo January 31, 19S0 Dear Leona, " Snow is in the air — Chill in blood and vein — Winter everywhere. " This month should have been snowy, but some days were just like spring. At club meeting January 6. Ra Von sponsored a movie about Riley Hospital, which several other clubs attended. We played Albany that night and won. At chapel, January 10, Reverend Tulis from the Church of Christ spoke on " A message to Young People. " January II , an all-school dance was presented. You should have been to our class party on the 12th. if you like to square dance, because that is just what we did. Then on the 1 3th we seniors gave our convocation. It was Friday 1 3, but not an unlucky day. because our convo came off just fine. It was an imitation of a radio show. Another victory ' We won from Mississinewa that night. Nothing much happened the next week because all of us were too busy getting ready for semester exams. One important event, though, was our game with Roll, the 20th. The boys played a great game, but lost (as you know). Some were smiling and others, sighing, the 26. because report cards were given out. A semester over already. We seniors selected our class colors, motto, and flower at home room meeting, the 27th. Vi ' e defeated Portland that night. Good by for now, Joan ' .» Dear Leona, " To smile behind my lessons February 28, 1950 ne. " This month makes people at that i)ld sweetheart ut n think of each other and send a valentine. The very first day of February we had a basketball game with Chester and won. The Annual staff met February 2 to make out the will and prophecy. VC ' e defeated Rcdkey on the 3rd. Paul Burke, a cartoonist, entertained us on the 6th. We won another victory the 8th. when we played Pennville. Farmers ' Institute was all day the 10th. The Junior Dramatic Club put on a play, " The Green Eyed Monster, " at the close of the program. It was surely good. We beat Liberty Center that night. February 13, Reverend Wcstervelt from the Christian Church gave the address at chapel. All the Speech Class went to Hartford City to hear Clyde Hyde deliver his speech in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. He had a good speech but was defeated. The Junior convocation was on February 17. That night we played Berne and won our last game before the tourney. On the 20th, we had a balcony meeting to see the seven senior boys on the team receive their jackets. X ' e were disappointed in losing the tourne ' , but proud of our boys for going as far as iliey did. The following Monday we held a pep session to congratulate the coach and the boys on their fine games. The fourth six weeks will end this week. Graduation is drawing nearer and nearer. Bye now, Joan ' 7w those old days of the lost sunshine of youths Marth 2, 1950 Dear Leona, " I am the wind and I ride mankind. " This month certainly came in like a lion. I must rush to catch the postman, so I will just give you a preview ot the coming events. This month starts off with a feed for the team on the third and a dance on the eighth. The Seventh Grade will give their convocation on the tenth. Then we will have a nice rest, March 23 and 24, for spring vacation. March 28, at 2:30 we will have the Delph River Quarette. The junior Class play, " Three Blind Dates " , will be presented on the 31st. Maybe you can come. Well, that sums up the events for March. Your friend. Joan April, 1950 Dear Leona, " And writhed in the falling rain. " Yes, this is the month of rain. Since, I have to hurry to get this in the mail, I will write you a short letter, giving you some previews of what is to come. April 11, we are to have our last chapel service. An all-school dance will be held on the twelfth. The last high school convocation of the year will be given by the sophomores, April 14. The last club meeting of this school year will be the twenty-first. I imagine you will graduate this month, won ' t you? When? We have one more month yet. That is all the events I can definitely give you. Bye, now, Jo ■e ' S i: May, 1950 Dear Leona, " ' But yesterday O. blooms of May " As this will be the busiest month of all for us seniors, I will write you another short letter. The month will start off with our class play. May 5. Be sure to come. May 10, the last school dance will be held. The grade school will give a convocation May 12. I like to watch those little children, don ' t you? Some of us seniors will dread May 16, if we have to take our exams. On the twenty-first of May we have Baccalaureate. May 22 we seniors will be back for Honor Day. Underclass exams will be May 25, and that night we shall graduate. — It doesn ' t seem possible. I shall miss the fun we had in school; won ' t you? I hope to sec you at some of these events, as your school will be out. Your friend, Joan ' ' The past is like a story. " ■¥ s. Wt- m r Sophomores p Br ■r New teacher Yell Leaders Girls State Cooks Schooldays The Class of ' 50 Forty-five in number is our 1950 class, And we ' ll leave M. H. S. with sorrow. So open wide the door and let us pass; We are the citizens of tomorrow. Although many more of us started, Some could not maintain the pace; Others came, and some departed, And a few have dropped from the race. Now that the contest is nearly finished And forty-five have stood the strife, Our hopes and dreams have not diminished; Soon we shall trip the road of life. We are the doctors and the teachers. We are the grocers and farmers, too; We are the bankers, the voters, the preachers; We shall complete what we start to do. We are the children of yesteryear, The girl in pigtails, the boy in overalls Suddenly grown up; but without fear Do we listen to life ' s beckoning calls. For we are the Class of Nineteen-fifty, And though the going may be rough. We ' ll bypass all the slow and shifty; What ever it takes, we have the stuff. Bill Krebs " Dem good old days done past and gone. " The History of The Class of ' 50 In the year ' 46- ' 47, fifty-four timid students started on their first experience in high school. We hoped that this would be such an experience that we would somehow find the urge or should I have said the courage — to stay with it for three more years. We are proud that no one withdrew that year. Two students joined us : Jean Baker from Roll and William Krebs from Knightstown. Wechoseasour class officers: president, Nancy Oswalt; vice-president, Marilyn Futrell; secretary-treasurer, Kathryn Waltz; girl adviser, Jeanette Williams; and boy adviser, Billy Everhart. Our sponsors were Miss Rea and Mr. Shoemaker. A class party was held in the gymnasium on December 9. Our convocation, " The Life o ' the Party, " was held on January 31. Fifty-five not-quite-so timid sophomores entered in the fall of ' 47. We were unhappy when Don Adams had the urge to meet the world and left us to struggle by ourselves; however, Leo VanCamp rushed over from Roll to take his place. We chose as our class officers: president, Jim Liechty; vice-president, Joe Daily; secretary- treasurer, Peggy Ely; girl adviser, Imogene Needier; and boy adviser, Billy Everhart. Our spon- sors were Miss Morton and Mr. Brinkerhoff. We held a party in the gymnasium, November 13. Our part in the all-school convocation was an accordion solo by Jim Liechty and a stunt by Shirley Trump and Susan Wright. Forty-nine students entered as juniors in the fall of ' 48. We were all eager for this term to progress, as we knew that this would be the most exciting year of all. Withdrawals were: Dorothy Love, Tom Caylor, and Jean Baker. Charlotte Eloph from Waterloo joined us. We chose as our officers: president, Kathryn Waltz; vice-president, Jim Liechty; secretary- treasurer, Jeannette Williams; girl adviser, Harriet Reasoner; and boy adviser. Bill Everhart. Our sponsors were Miss Nelson and Mr. Wilson. We sponsored two magazine sales, the first in October and the second in November. The captains were Jim Liechty and Marilyn Hoover. Tom Caylor was awarded a ball pomt pen for selling the largest number of subscriptions. It was a happy day in December when the class rings arrived. We enjoyed having charge of the refreshment stand at all home games. We pre- sented our convocation on February 4, at which much talent was displayed. Our first party was held in February, and another was planned for the spring. In April the class presented " Ga- briel, Blow Your Horn. " We enjoyed putting it on under the direction of Miss Nelson. The Junior-Senior banquet was held on May 20, followed by a dance. The theme for the occasion was " Wheeling Westward. " In the last years, ' 49- ' 50, forty-five students entered. We were unhappy when Jimmie Mc- Clain withdrew. We chose as our officers: president, Susan Wright; vice-president, Joe Daily; secretary- treasurer, Jim Liechty; girl adviser, Kathryn Waltz; and boy adviser. Bill Everhart. The spon- sors were Miss Albertson and Mr. Morgan. Those serving on Students Affairs were Bill Everhart and Claredene Morris. We sponsored the Hoosier Cornhuskers to raise money for our Annual. The Annual drive was launched by our giving a short skit in which various members of the class represented different people and told why they should like to buy an Annual. We put on our convocation January 13. It was presented in hillbilly style. We had with us on this occasion such outstanding persons as " Minnie Pearl " Howard, the " Texas Trouba- dours " , " Little Country Girl, " and various others, including the two honored guests, Jim Liechty and Joe Daily. " When my dreams come true, When my dreams come true. " As our class flower we chose the American Beauty rose. Our motto is " Be good; do good; make good " . The class colors are green and white. We presented our class play on May 5. The Annual arrived on May 10. Final exams were on May 18. Baccalaureate services were on the 21st, Honor Day was May 22, commencement was the 23rd, and the Alumni Banquet was held on May 26. The class of ' 50 joins the ranks of the Alumni. 50 ' s Future A double wedding was performed in the Little Church Around the Corner on July 4, 1955. Miss Nancy Oswalt plighted her troth to James Liechty, and Miss Charlotte Eloph, to Ray- mond Dearduff. The Rev. Clyde Hyde officiated at the double ring ceremony. While the or- ganist. Miss Kathryn Waltz, presented a medley of bridal airs, Miss Inis Parker and Miss Edith Spaulding lit the candles. Miss Marilynn Futrell and Miss Marilyn Hoover sang " Because " and " 1 Love You Truly. " The brides selected white satin gowns, exquisitely designed by Miss Carol Teegarden from the famous dress shop owned by Mademoiselle Joan Wentz. Attending the couples were Miss Imogene Needier and Miss Peggy Ely as maids of honor and Bill Everhart and David Wilson as best men. Ushers were Jim Cale, Wendell Wells, Dwight Helm, and Verlin Sills. Preceding the brides as flower girl and ring bearer were the small twins, Connie and Ronnie Batten, children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Batten (the former Margaret Love). On the entrance of the brides, pictures were taken by Lawrence Beymer, chief photographer of L e magazine. The church decorations and the brides ' bonquets were fashioned by the exclusive Fifth Avenue Flower Shoppe owned by Miss Mary Alice Beeks. Following the wedding a reception was held in the church parlors. Serving at the reception were: Mrs. Don Snyder, formerly Jeweldine Baker; Mrs. Tom Harter, formerly Amelia Clamme; and Mrs. Bill Cunningham, formerly Kathryn Barr. Ice cream, donated by Miss Harriet Reasoner, owner of the Rexall Drug Store, with the wedding cake, baked by Miss Jeannette Williams of " Jeanie ' s Sweet Shoppe, " was served to the following guests: William Krebs, editor of New York Times; Miss Susan Wright and Miss Claredene Morris, nurses at Riley Hospital; Bob Garrison, coach of the Zollner Pistons; Fred Mock, professor of geography; Jerry Armstrong, a Texas rencher, who slept through the ceremony; band leader Joe Daily; Elizabeth Howard, star of the Grand Ole Opera; Shirley Trump, coach of the Fort Wayne " Daisies Maes " ; and Roberta Russell of " Bertie ' s Beauty Shoppe " . Special guests included Miss Lillie Albertson and Mr. H. G. Morgan, who were presented new fords from the Ford dealer, Francis Ford. After the bouquets had been caught by Miss Patti Buckley and Miss Albertson, the wedding party was flown by the Robert Pence Airlines to the Ritz Hotel owned by Delora Hayes. Miss Eleanor Rogers, cook, and Miss Ruth Anderson, waitress, former classmates, served a delicious dinner at the close of the wedding day. Will of The Class of ' 50 We, the Senior Class of 1950, being of sound mind and body, do declare this to be our last will and testament: Ruth Anderson wills her smile to Donna Garrison. Jerry Armstrong wills himself to the Dunkirk girls. Jeweldine Baker wills her dark hair to Olive Spaulding. " O, The Raggedy Man! He works fer Pa; Kathryn Barr wills her height to " Brink " . Mary Alice Beeks wills her quiet personality to Sharon Wright. Lawrence Beymer wills himself to a certain house on State Road 303. Patti Buckley wills her swing to Sammy Kaye. James Cale wills his new car to Dick Luzadder. Amelia Clamme wills herself to the Indian- " Tom-Tom " . Joe Bill Daily wills his ability to play the drums to Tom Rhea. Raymond Dearduff wills his ability to (talk) ! ! ! in the halls to anyone who can get by with it. Charlotte Eloph wills her diamond to no one. Peggy Ely wills her naturally curly hair to Miss Albertson. Bill Everhart wills all his trade to Ledbetter ' s Grocery. Francis Ford wills his ability to follow girls around to Paul Pugh. Marilynn Futrell wills her talkative ways to Mary Beth Dossett. Bob Garrison wills his ability to be late at basketball practice to Paul Headley. Delora Hayes wills her daily attendance to Georgianna Russell. Dwight Helm wills his ability to get out of class to go to Hartford to Dave Pearson. Marilyn Hoover wills her ability to bleach her hair to Miss Rea. Elizabeth Howard wills that certain ' 37 ford to anyone who can stand to ride in it. Clyde Hyde wills his over excitement at ball games to Mrs. Paris. Bill Krebs wills his ability to write poetry to Bill Baldridge. Jim Liechty wills his " beaten path " to Oswalts to anyone who can beat him to it. Margaret Love wills her Love to Batton. Fred Mock wills his sleeping ability to " Pop " . Claredene Morris wills her strong voice to Betty Murphy. Imogene Needier wills her ability to collect " Bills " to the Taylor Telephone Company. Nancy Oswalt wills herself to her great accordion player. Inis Parker wills her quiet ways to Gracieann. Bob Pence wills his secret music ability to Miss Schaeffer. Harriet Reasoner wills her cute sweater girl figure to Dorothy Downing. Eleanor Rogers wills her height to Mr. Morgan. Roberta Russell wills her ability to baby sit to Mr. Hall. Verlin Sills wills his shyness to Bob Starr. Edith Spaulding wills her salesmanship to Don Ely. Carol Teegarden wills her ability not to deposit her gum to Donnie Kesler. Shirley Ann Trump wills her unconquered sewing ability to Mrs. Hall. Kathryn Waltz wills herself to Jesse-not James-but Rogers. Wendell Wells wills his mustache to Jackie Pethtel. Joan Wentz wills her ability to spell to Charles Harter. Jeannette Williams wills her ability to play a guitar to station WBAT. David Wilson wills his useless ways to Bud Shores. Susan Wright wills her careful driving to Darrel McCammon. Signed and sealed this second day of February, 1950 The Class of ' 50 " An he ' s the goodest man ever you Siur! " Honors and Awards SPECIAL AWARDS: Tri Kappa: Rita Jester and Jesse Rogers; B. P. W. C: Pat Schuller; Kiwanis: Jesse Rogers; D. A. R.: Rita Jester; W. C. T. U.: Mary Alice Beeks; " I Dare You " : Donald Brown and Joy Nell Love; American Legion: Patty Carnes and Carson Johnson. PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Donnie Brown, three years; Joan Clamme, three years; Julia Dodds, three years; Joy Nell Love, three years; Richard Sutton, three years; Roy Bell, two years; Charles Cain, two years; Marilyn Haynes Cromer, two years; Robert Kreischer, two years. HONOR SOCIETY: Rita Jester, Jesse Rogers, Pat Schuller, Joan Clamme, Donnie Brown, Jeanice Cale, Wilma Reff, Delores Leech, Joy Neil Love, Charles Cain, Margaret Ramseyer. VALEDICTORIAN AWARD: Rita Jester, one year ' s subscription to " Reader ' s Digest. " ANNUAL DRIVE WINNERS: Claredene Morris and Edith Spaulding. ART AWARDS: B. P. W. C. Posters: Carol Teegarden, Bob Garrison, and Clyde Hyde. GIRL ' S STATE: Kathryn Waltz and Susan Wright. ORATORICAL CONTEST: Clyde Hyde. STATE FAIR: Eleanor Rogers, Imogene Needier, Marilyn Hoover. ESSAY CONTESTS: Emmitt Beeks, Phyllis Allen. Honorable mention: Joe Bill Daily, Marilynn Futrell and Patty Carnes. CHICAGO 4-H TRIP: Jeweldine Baker, Eleanor Rogers, Lawrence Beymer. HOME ECONOMICS AWARDS: Carolyn Parker: I. M. Electric Company trophy. Food Preservation medal, and Dress Revue pin. AGRICULTURAL AWARDS: State Junior Leader medal. State Achievement medal. Scholarship, and Star Camper at the State Fair: Jesse Rogers; De Kalb Accomplishment Award: Lawrence Beymer; County Safety Award: District and State award winner: Lawrence Beymer; Dairy Judging Team: County and District winners and placed fourth at Purdue Round-up; Jesse Rogers, Charles Cain, Lawrence Beymer, and Derry Nestleroad; Livestock Judging Team: Seventh in district: Johnny Herrin, Gwen Rinker, John Martin, and Kenneth Nuckols. State Junior Leader School: Jeweldine Baker and Lawrence Beymer. COMMERICIAL AWARDS: Typing pins: 40 word, Marilyn Hoover; 50 word, Harriet Reasoner; Shorthand 60- Word pins: Marilyn Hoover, Joretta Humphrey, William Krebs, and Harriet Reasoner; Book- keeping: First place, Carolyn Parker and Mary Trant; Second place, Betty Williams. ATHLETIC AWARDS: Bill Everhart: Firemen ' s Sportmanship trophy; highest batting average. " Little Orphant Annie ' s come to our house to stay Compliments. Blackford County Farm Bureau Co-op Ass ' n, Inc. Bradshaw Grocery Groceries and meats Delora Hayes (in a radio advertisement written for English class): To those who wish to lose their dull teeth! Tasty-pasty toothpaste will leave a pleasant taste of cle anness in your mouth, and your teeth will come out. sparkling white. Bontrager Rexall Drug Store Meadow Cold ice cream, toiletries, and gifts. Compliments. Buckley, Leo L. Clyde Hyde: How many subjects are you carrying this year? Bill Krebs: None! They are all too heavy. Compliments. B. M. Bumgardner Chaney ' s Hardware General Electric Appliances, paints, and fence. Compliments. Ely, Ralph Senior English Test: Where was Shakespeare buried? Marilyn Hoover: In a cemetery. Ernie ' s Electric Service and Supplies Westinghouse appliances. Federated Store Ladies ' ready-to-wear, men ' s furnish- ings — Red Goose, Grace Walker, and John C. Roberts shoes. Patty Williams (writing on superstitions): If you carry salt around in your pocket you will avoid romanticism, (rheumatism) Foust Feed Co. Dealer of State Pilot feeds and Murphy ' s concentrates — Phone 9936 Montpelier, Indiana Henderson and Henderson Shoes and clothing for the family. Herff Jones Co. Manufacturing jewelers and stationers Indianapolis, Indiana. Hilltop Service Station Batteries, tires, recapping, and auto accessories. Mr. Prebble ' s band class was working on a certain piece of music. After practicing individual parts, Mr. Prebble told the band to start at the top. Harriet Reasoner: Is that the beginning? Compliments. Hiser ' sFarm Store Hoosier Grain and Supply Co. See us for your needs; coal, feeds, and seeds. Phone 2222 In the first period biology class the students were learning how to use the microscope. All members were doing fine, as they viewed the microscopic world, until it came Deloris Ledbetter ' s turn to look in the thing. She stood in front of the microscope, bent over it, looked at the slide, and said, " I don ' t see a thing. " Kimmel Plumbing and Heating Monarch ranges, Norge and Bendix appliances. Koons Jewelery Watches, diamonds, and gifts. Dwight Helm threatened to quit eating in the cafeter- ia if Mrs. Coleman wouldn ' t serve him cornbread and beans. Compliments. Mahorney Furniture and Hardware Co. Main Street Service Station Russ and Jim. " Ati ' wash the cups an saucers up. an ' brush the crumbs away. " Markley ' s Furniture Store Electrical applicances, furniture, paints, and enamels. Compliments. Dr. McKean Montpelier Herald Your home town newspaper quality printing. Book report; Will Rogers was killed instantly with the well known Emily Post, a great flier. Michael Insurance Agency Montpelier, Indiana, Dick and Mike. Montpelier Frozen Food Store The only farmers ' store in Blackford County. 1 wonder what Eleanor Rogers was thinking when she was baking those peanut butter cookies. ' ' The recipe called for so many teaspoons of soda. Eleanor used cups. Montpelier Clove Company Gloves and mittens. Montpelier Hardware The friendly store The senior English class waj re.iding from " Macbeth. Second witch speaks: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, whoever knocks That instant Carol Teegarden walked into the room. Montpelier Hatchery Feeds, farm buildings, and chicks. Compliments. Montpelier Lumber Company Compliments. Montpelier Stone Company Neff, Clyde A. Tires, tire repairing, and insurance. Nelson Auto and Farm Implements Kaiser and Fraiser cars, and Massey - Harris machinery, 316 E. Huntington Street, Phone 2366 Palace Theater E. A. Cline A nice place to see a good show. Billy Baldridge addressed Miss Albertson as Mrs. Albertson. She corrected him by saying, " Miss Albertson, Billy; there are still a few teachers who have that title. " Bill: " Yes, Miss Rea, Miss Nelson, and you. " Miss Albertson: " Miss Schaffer, too. " Bill: " Yes, but she ' s young. " Personality Beauty Shop Phone 4473 Point Restaurant A good place to eat. Mrs. Hail: Name three root vegetables. Clara Fear: Beets, corn, carrots, and beans. Racer ' s Bakery Enriched bread, buns, cakes, rolls, cookies, and party orders. Service Cleaners and Dyers R. B. Walsmith. The seniors were re-arranging the furniture in the home ec room when someone suggested putting the magazine rack in front of one of the registers. Shirley Trump: " Yes, then we ' ll have some red-hot magazines to read. " St. John ' s Corner Market Home-killed meats, fruit, and groceries. Compliments. Walkers Webb ' s Furniture Store Frigidaire — Maytag, and complete home furnishings. Senior English test: Name Chaucer ' s most important literary work. Kathryn Barr and hnogene Needier: ' Writing. Ward ' s Grocery Groceries, meats, and ice cream " Good-bye, ]im, take keer of yourself. " Senior Autographs Acknowledgments The Riley quotations in this book were used by the express permission of the Bobbs- Merrill Company, Inc., Publishers, Indianapolis, Indiana. Engraver — The Indianapolis Engraving Company Printer — Graessle-Mercer Company, Seymour, Indiana Photographer — Robert ' s Studio, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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