Muncie Central High School - Magician Yearbook (Muncie, IN)
- Class of 1945
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my favorite spot, Central High? Sure it's
my favorite spot and I'm tops as a guide
because, you see, I'm that unusual fellow,
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MY EAVURITE PEUPLE f i
A. J . HALL
MARY K. GROVDR
Seated-Mary Kay Grover, A. J. Hall. Standing-
Don Beaman, Frances Artrip.
At Central, the top drawer is definitely reserved for those super Quiz Kids, the seniors,
who have been answering questions, as well as asking them, for three years. In fact, many
of them are so good that they've shortened that three-year period to two-and-a-half and even
two, by carrying extra work and attending summer school, And in addition to their school
work, I'm proud to relate that more than three-fourths of them have held part-time jobs after
school and on Saturdays. How's that for a record? What's more . . . some of them are
already in uniform, too, as you will see.
These J's and J's also know how to have a good time, believe me. The lighter side of
school life was off to a swell start with the allwschool dance held at the Field House on Friday,
October 6, after the Tech game. The evening definitely wasn't spoiled by the 33-O Cat victory.
These versatile seniors later demonstrated their skating abilities at a party held Wednesday,
December 6, at Gibsons Of course, during the evening some of them showed they could skate
on and off their feet.
You could guess that this outnt wouldn't be satisfied with less than the best, so you won't
be surprised to know that a class play was given for the Hrst time since 1942. Completely
disregarding the calendar, the seniors gave "June Mad" in January. And a fine start it was for
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In a more serious mood, the Eorty-fivers joined with Muncie civic clubs in sponsoring the
very successful Senior Career Conference, attended also by seniors from Burris and Delaware
County schools, On April 17, they were again hosts to their fellow seniors at the annual
College Conference Day. School days came to their usual welcome and yet-lamented close with
the pre-Commencement activities-Mothers' Tea, Class Day, Class Banquet, Baccalaureate, and
Working always with the class officers and council have been the senior sponsors headed by
Miss Blanch Tuhey, whose photo appears on page 48. When Miss Tuhey became ill during
the second semester this year, Miss Eleanor Jean Bly became acting class sponsor. Others who
have worked with the class include Miss Katherine King, social sponsor, and Robert Colvin,
Hnancial sponsor. Teachers who have served as counselors for this class since the sophomore
year include the sponsors and Miss Mary E, Wade, Miss Ella Hollenback, Miss Margaret Ryan,
Miss Charline Jamieson, Mrs. Helen Reed Pennington, Dr. W. L. Howard, Miss Dorothy
Kreiger, and Harold V. Anderson, CYou'll find them at their best behavior on page 49.j
You betcha . . . I purr with pride when l think of the Class of l945.
Norma Ewing, Pat Lowe, Mary Kay Grover.
2-Barbara McGuire, Doris Barber, Dorothy Morrow, Florence Arthur,
Dick Vannatter, Jack Vice.
Row 3--Nadine Benne, Bob Singer, A. J, Hall, Bob Barker, John Whitworth,
Row 4-Charles Van Cleve, Joe Crouse, Jack Munson, Don Beaman,
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Row l: BETTY ABRAMS .... MARY JANE ABRELL. . .
BETTY JEAN ADAMS.
il 9 4 5 Best Athletel . . , THOMAS T. ADAMS-I-Ii-Y, Dauber Club, Social Sci-
Row 2: JACK ADAMS-R.O.T.C., Football, Intramural Basketball,
ence Club, Office Page, Sophomore Council, Model Husband? . . . MAX GIL-
BERT AMBURN-Geography Club, U. S. Navy,
Row 3: FRANKLIN E. ANDERSON-Geography Club .... BARBARA JEAN ARMSTRONG-Geog
raphy Club, All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, College Conference Day .... FLORENCE LOUISE ARTHUR -
Honor Society, Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Math Club, Senior Council, Senior Career Day, Junior Council.
. . . FRANCES ARTRIP-Senior Council ,,.. JOSEPH R. BAILEY-R.O.T.C.. Honor Society, Hi-Y,
Social Science Club, Math Club, Senior Career Day.
Row 4: BOB BAKER--U. S. Navy .... LAVALLIA MARIE BALDVJIN-Entered 1943 from St.
Mary's, Anderson ,... DORIS JEAN BARBER-Honor Society, Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Math
Club, G,A.A., Senior Council, Senior Career Day, "Musical Moods", Sweetest? . . , VIRGIL BARBER
A-R,O.T,C .... PI-IYLLIS J. BAREFOOT-Robecl Choir, 4'Musical Moods".
Row 5: BOB D. BARKER-Senior Council, Basketball .,.. ROBERT V. BARTON .... ELAINE
BASINGER-Honor Society, Social Science Club, Math Club, G.A.A., Senior Council. Junior, Sophomore
Councils, "Musical Moods", Cutest Brunetteclf, Most Eliicientfli . . JAMES BATI-I-R.O.T.C., Social Sci-
ence Club, Math Club, Sophomore Council, Intramural Athletics, Hanclsomestfli Pin-up Boyf . . . PHILIP
L. BAYLESS-R.O.T.C., Honor Society, Hi-Y, Dauber, Math Club, Social Science Club, Senior Council, Senior
Council, Senior Career Day, Sophomore Council, Most Dependable?
Row 6: DON BEAMAN-Honor Society, Hi-Y, Social Science Club, Math Club, Band, Senior Council,
Junior Council, Sophomore Council, Intramural Athletics, "June Mad", "Musical Moods", Most Bashfulclt, Class
Musician? . . . JOANNE BEATSON-Quill and Scroll, Senior Council, Sophomore Council, Munsonian,
Magician, . . . RICHARD C. BEESON-Hi-Y, Social Science Club, Math Club, Senior Career Day, Junior
Council, i'Musical Moods", Class Flirt? Friendliest Boyfk . . . VIOLET MAE BEESON ..,. CLARENCE
BELLER-U. S. Navy.
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SENIORS OF l945
Row l: JUANITA MAY BENADUM-Entered 1944 from Harrison Twp. High School, All-Girl Choir.
. . DONNA NADINE BENNE-Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Senior Council, Sophomore Council, Magi-
cian, "June Mad": Most Popular!! Personality Plusfk .. . ZOLA MAY BENNER-Honor Society, Office Page,
College Conference Day, Magician .... RICHARD BERGDOLL--R.O.T.C., Honor Society, Dauber Club, Math
Club, Senior Career Day .,.. DICK BIBLER--Hi-Y, Social Science Club.
Row 2: JO FRANCES BILBREY .... ED BIRD-Football, U. S. Army .... MARIAN ELIZA-
BETH BLAIR-Dauber Club. . . . DONALD G. BONNELL - Intramural Athletics .... FLORA MARIE
BONSHIRE--Geography Club, Library Page.
Row 3: VIOLET RUTH BOOHER-Magician .,.. CHESTER CLARENCE BOOKOUT, JR. . .
JULIA BOXELL4Honor Society, Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Math Club, G.A.A., College Conference Day,
Senior Career Day, Best Girl Athlete? . . . WlI-LlAM R. BRADEN-Honor Society, College Conference Day.
. . . .IOANN BRAGG-Junior Council, Magician, "Musical Moods".
Row 4: JOHN BRICKLEY-Honor Society, Social Science Club, Math Club .... BILL BROPHY-Senior
Career Day, Munsonian, Best Dancerfi U. S. Army .... BETTY LOUISE BROWN-Entered 1944 from Eaton.
Ind., Dauber Club ..... IUNE BROWN-Honor Society, Most Bashfulf . . . LEE WENDELL BROWN-
Honor Society, Dauber Club.
Row 5: ROBERT DALE BROWN ,... VIRGINIA LEE BROWN-Honor Society, Geography Club.
. . . DOROTHY BUCKLES-All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, "Musical Moods," Class Singer? . . . BETTY
LOU BUCKLEY-Junior Council, "June Mad," 'Birds' Christmas Carolf '... BETTY LOUISE BUCKLEY
-Munsonian, "June Mad."
Row 6: PHYLLIS BURNS-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . . DEAN BURTON-Entered 1943 from
Cowan High School, Robed Choir, Munsonian, 'iMusical AM0ods.' '... ARTHUR EUGENE CAMPBELL-
R. O. T. C .... BARBARA CAMPBELL-All-Girl Choir, "Musical Moodsf '... MAURICE CAREY.
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Row l: BEVERLY JANE CARPENTER .... PHYLLIS JUNE CARR-Geography Club .... JAY
W. CAVANAUGH-Football, Wrestling, U. S. Army .... SYLVIA CHANDLER-Honor Society, Math Club,
Quill and Scroll, G. A. A., Class XVit.9f . . . EVA CHAPPLE-Entered 1943 from Westland, Greenfield, Ind.,
Dauber Club, Robed Choir, i'Birds' Christmas Carol," "Musical Moods."
Row 2: ROBERT J. CHARLES .... RUTH EVELYN CHENAULT-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods."
. . . JOHN CHRISTMAN .... JOAN MARIE COBURN .... RITA J, COBURN-Geography Club, Robed
Choir, "Musical Moods."
Row 3: HAROLD CONNER--Entered 1944 from Harrison Township High School, Dauber Club, Quill
and Scroll, Senior Career Day, Munsonian, "June Mad," "Birds' Christmas Carol." . . . HOWXARD CONNER
-Entered 1944 from Harrison Township High School. R. O. T. C., Dauber Club, Geography Club, "June Mad,"
A'Birds' Christmas Carolf '... ROSS COONS .... JOHN COOPER Cwithdrawnj .... MADONNA
Row 4: LUANA MAE COPPOCK-Dauber Club, Geography Club .... JOHN CORNELIUS-U. S.
Navy .... PAUL JAMES CORY-Hi-Y, Robed Choir, "Musical Moods.' '... JOE M. CROUSE-R, O.
T. C., Honor Society, Senior Council, Wrestling, Intramural Athletics .... JEANNE L. CUNNINGHAM-
Dauber Club, "Musical Moods."
Row 5: ROBERT G. CUNNINGHAM. . . . RACHEL CURRENT-
Dauber Club, All-Girl Choir ,.,. HARVEY DAIN-U. S. Army.
Row 6:--MARGARET RUTH DAUGHERTY-Robed Choir, "Musical
Moods." . . . PATRICIA DEERR-Senior Career Day .... BETTE DEV-
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SENIORS CF 1945
Row l: LOIS ANN DICK-Honor Society, Dauber Club, Social Science .... DELMAR DOOLEY, JR.-
Hi-Y, Sophomore Council, Baseball .... PAUL DAVID DOTSON-R.O.T.C .... MARIAN L. DOUG-
LAS-College Conference Day .... LEONARD DOUTHITT-Hi-Y, Quill and Scroll, Basketball, Munsonian.
Row 2: MARY LOUISE DRAVES ,... BETTY LOU DRUMM .... EVERETT DUNNiU. S.
Army .... PEARL DUNN .... EDWARD DYER-U. S. Marines.
Row 3: LOIS J. EARLEY--Honor Society, Dauber Club, Social Science Club. Library Page, Senior Career
Day, Sophomore Council, Cutest Redheadflf . . . MARTHA EBRITE-Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Senior
Career Day, Junior Council, Future Nurseff . . OTIS EDWARDS-Football, Basketball .... MILDRED
A. EIKENBERRY-Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Sophomore Council .... DONALD E. ELDRIDGE-
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Row 4: CLARENCE E. ELLIS-Geography Club, Band, Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . . . LORENA
MAE EMENHISER-"Musical Moods." . . . JOE ENGLE .... MARY RUTH EREXSON-Geography Club,
All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, Junior Council, "Musical Moods." . . . NORMA JEAN EVANS.
Row 5: NORMA JEAN EWING-Honor Society, Senior Council, Senior Career Day .... BETTY J.
FALK-Dauber Club, All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . , . PHIL EARRELL-Intramural Bas-
ketball .... MARY HELEN FAULKNER-Dauber Club, Geography Club .... RICHARD FIELDS,
Row 6: MARV EIEER1Sophomore Council, Basketball, Intramural Athletics, Munsonian .... WILLIAM
P. FISHER-Football, U. S. Navy .... MARTHA LOU ELESHER .... FRED FLETCHER-Entered
1945 from Alexander Hamilton H. S., Los Angeles, California, Hi--Y, Sophomore Council .... LEONA LENORA
FLOYD-Dauber Club, Senior Career Day.
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Row 1: BETTY JEAN FOX-Robed Choir, Junior Council, "Musical
Moods." . . . JEANNE FURNISH-Band, All-Girl Choir, Magician, "Musical
Moods," . . FARRELL GARRINGER-Library Page.
Row 2: JANICE GATES-Honor Society .... ROBERT REX GEN-
TRY-Senior Career Day, "June Mad," "Birds' Christmas Carol," "Musical
Moods." . . . DUDLEY GEORGE-U. S. Army.
Row 3: BETTY LOUISE GIBSON .... ROBERT GILES-U. S. Navy .... CLETUS GOENS ....
HURLEY C. GOODALL, JR.-R.O.T.C., College Conference Day, Intramural Athletics. . . . PHYLLIS J.
GOODMAN-Dauber Club, Quill and Scroll, Munsonian.
Row 4: BILL LEW GORTON-Entered 1944 from Daleville High School .... ROBERT GRANT-
Intramural Athletics .... ELIZABETH JANE GRAVES .,.. MARY ANN GRAVES .... BETTY
JEAN GRAY-Cutestfk ,
Row 5: PAUL N. GREGORY-Entered 1943 from Sulphur Springs, Ind., Hi-Y, Oliice Page, College Con-
ference Day .... GWENDLYNN L. GRIM-"June Madf' "Birds' Christmas Carol." . . . MARY K,
GROVER-Honor Society, Dauber Club, Robed Choir, All-Girl Choir, Senior Council, College Conference Day,
Senior Career Day, "Musical Moods," Class Artistfk . . .EAYE L. GUNCKEL .... BERYLDA G. HAIDET-
Senior Career Day, "June Mad," Model Housewife?
Row 6: JOE HALBERT .... A. J, HALL-Hi-Y, Dauber, Math Club, Social Science Club, Senior
Council, College Conference Day, Senior Career Day, Sophomore Council, Football, Baseball, "June Mad," Most
Popular Boy?" Ideal Centraliteii . . . BETTY JO HALL.. . . WILLIAM S. HANKS-Honor Society, Hi-Y,
Track, Wrestling, Intramural Athletics, "Musical Moods." . . BECKI-IAM HARDWICK, JR.--R.O.T.C.
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SENIORS OF 1945
Row 1: GEORGANNA HARMISON-Magician.. . . FORREST HARRISON . . . RICHARD E
TLEY DIAMOND HAYS4l-Ii-Y, Social Science, Math Club, Senior Career Day, Class Wit.'l: . . .
JOHN HAZELTON-Senio ' ' B t-I. oking Redhead? Best Boy
r Council, Senior Career Day, Intramural Athletics, es o
'lu NN Row 2: ROBERT EUGENE HEATI-I-U. S. Navy .... PAT HEFFERNAN-Robed Choir, "Musical
H Moods," Class Singerf . . . GERALD PATRICK HENNIGAN--Hi-Y, Senior Career Day, Intramural Athletics,
A gX"June Mad," "Birds' Christmas Carol," Best Looking Brunettefl: . , . HELEN L. I-IENSLEY-Dauber Club,
sg Robed Choir, Junior Council, 'LMusical Moods." . . . ANNE HERTZ-Robed Choir, Blue Tri, Junior Council,
N X Office Page, "Musical Moods," Chairman, Bonds-Stamps Sale.
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I Xi - u Row 3: LOLAMAE HEWITT-Sophomore Council, "Musical Moods." . . . LOUISE HIRST-Dauber,
4, 5 All-Girl Choir, "June Mad," "Birds' Christmas Carol," A'Musical Moods." . . . CYNTHIA HOFEER-Dauber,
ii All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, Junior Council, Sophomore Council, "Musical Moods." . . . MARY EARLE
HOFFMANN-Dauber, Geography, Robed Choir, Junior Council, Oilice, Library Page, "Birds' Christmas Carol,"
A " .L "Musical Moods." . . . M. PAULINE HOLDEN-Dauber Club, Geography Club, Robed Choir, Office, Library
33 A Qpxwage, "Birds' Christmas Carol," "Musical Moods."
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Row 4: BETTY FRANCES HOOVER-Junior Council .... NORMA JEAN HOYT .... FRANCES
HUDSON-Dauber Club .... . ROZETTA JEAN HUDSON .... DELORES HUFFER4Library Page,
. ANN E. IRVING--
Row 5: JUANITA HURST?Robed Choir, Senior Career Day, "Musical Moods." . .
Honor Society, Dauber Club, Robed Choir, College Conference Day, 'AMusical Moods," Pin-up Girlfk Most Poisedfk
. . . HARRY LON IRWIN-Basketball, Best Sport? . . . BENJAMIN B. JANNEY-R.O.T.C., Honor So-
ciety, Hi-Y, Social Science Club, Math Club, Senior Council, Senior Career Day, Junior Class President, "June
Y-T ack, U. S. Navy.
Mad," "Musical Moods," Best Actorfk Most Eflicientfl: . . . LEONARD E. JANNE r
Row 6: ALBERT JOHNSON-R.O.T.C., Intramural Athletics. . . . N. NAN JOHNSON .... DE-
BORAH W. JOLLY .... EARLINE A. JONES .... PHYLLIS ANN JORIS.
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Row 1: ROBERT LEE JOY-Class Artistfl' . . . FRED J. KAISER .... MARY KAY KAISER-Office
Page .... MARY LOUISE KEIHN-Dauber Club, All-Girl Choir, Junior Council, Sophomore Council, "Mu-
sical Moods." . . . JEAN KELBEL-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods."
Row 2: MAX KENDALL-U. S. Army .,.. HAROLD KENNEDY-Robed Choir, 'AMusical Moods,"
U. S. Navy .... HELEN MARIE KING-Junior Council, Sophomore Council. , . . WILLIAM KING-
U. S. Army .... COLLEEN M. KINNAMAN-Geography Club.
Row 3: JOANN KINZIE-Honor Society, Dauber Club, Social Science
Club, Quill and Scroll, Junior Council, Munsonian, Magician .... DONALD
W. KIRK--U. S. Navy .... GEORGE D. KNOPP-Hi-Y, Track, Intramural
Athletics, Best-Looking Blondeif U. S. Merchant Marine.
Row 4: GERALDINE KNOX-Entered 1944 from Royerton H. S.,
G. A. A. . . . K. WILLIAM KOSS-Honor Society, Hi-Y .... ROBERT
E. KUHNS4Basketball, U. S. Army,
Row 5: E. EUGENE LACY-Honor Society, Robed Choir, Senior Career Day, Intramural Athletics, "June
Mad," "Musical Moods." . . . BETTY JANE LAMB .... BRUCE EDMOND LAMM-R.O.T.C., Hi-Y.
PAULINE LANGLEY .... JOHN R. LAPPIN-Track.
Row 6: BILLY HAROLD LARIMORE ..., JACK L. LIMBERT-R.O.T.C., Hi-Y, Geography Cluo,
. . . PATTY LIVINGSTON-Robed Choir, A'Musical Moods." , . . DONALD E. LOGAN-"Musical
Moods." . . . ROBERT H. LONG-Geography Club.
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SENIORS OF 1945
Row 1: PATRICIA LOWE. . . , GLORIA MCCORMACK-College Conference Day .... JOHN MC-
CREERY-U. S, Army .... REBECCA A. MCDONALD-J'Musical Moods." . . MARTHA SUE MCEAD-
DEN--Robed Choir, "Musical Moods," Cutest Blonde?
Row 2: BARBARA MCGUIRE--Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Senior Council .... MARTHA E.
MCLAUGHLIN .... MARGARET REYNOLDS MCMICKLE-Dauber Club, "Birds' Christmas Carol." , . .
BOB MCPHERSON .... GEORGE T. MADIX-R.O.T.C., Oflice Page, Track, Intramural Athletics.
Row 3: JOHN MAITLEN, JR.--U. S. Navy .... DON MALOTT-Oflice Page, Senior Council, Foot-
ball, Baseball .... ALICE MANNINGiRobed Choir, "Musical Moods," l94-4 Relays Queen .... MAXINE
MAPES-Magician .... JIM W. MARTIN.
Row 4: HERMAN L. MARGELL-Hi-Y, Math Club, Senior Career Day, Track, EUGENE MARTIN.
. . . MILDRED MARTZ-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . . . PATRICIA LOU MAY .... JO ANN MEL-
TON-Robed Choir, "Musical Moodsf'
Row 5: ROBERT MERRYWEATHER-U. S. Navy .... GENEVA MARCILE METSKER .... BAR-
BARA ANN MILLER-Dauber Club, Geography Club .... LESTER MILLER .... PAT MINEAR-
All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, Sophomore Council, 'iMusical Moods."
Row 6: JOAN MITCHELL ,... PATRICIA J. MONTGOMERY-Honor Society, Dauber Club, So-
cial Science Club, Robed Choir, 'Birds' Christmas Carol," "Musical Moods," Prettiest Smilefl: . . . GENEVIEVE
MOODEY-Honor Society, Dauber Club, Social Science Club, College Conference Day .... ESTELLA MOORE
-Dauber Club .,.. LOUISE MOORE-Geography Club.
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Row 1: ROBERT C MOORE
. -R.O.T.C., Baseball .... WILLIAM EUGENE MOORE fwithdrawnb
MARY ELIZABETH MORGAN .... DOROTHY MORROW-Honor Society, Dauber, Math Club, Social
Science Club, G.A.A., Senior Council, Senior Career Day, Most Studiousfk . , . AUMALEE MOSIER-Senior
Council, Junior Council.
Row 2: HELEN MOULTON-Band, Oflice Page, Senior Council .... M. JOAN MUELLER--All-
Girl Choir, Robed Choir, Senior Career Day, 'iMusical Moods." . . . JACK R. MUNSON-R.O.T.C., Hi-Y,
Senior Council, Senior Career Day, Munsonian, Magz'cian, Best Dresseclif Personality Kid? , . . JUANITA
TONEY MURRAY .... MAX MYER-U, S. Army. 4
Row 3: JOEY NEMSKI-Dauber Club, G.A.A .... MARY JANE
NEMSKI-Dauber Club, G.A.A ,,.. VIRGINIA JUNE NORTHCUTT.
Row 4: MARGARET ELIZABETH OALDON-Honor Society, Robed O F
Choir, "Musical Moods," Class Singer? . . . JANE OWENS-Honor Society, I 9 4 5
Dauber, Math Club, Social Science Club. Senior Career Day, "June Mad,"
"Musical Moods," Most Likely to Succeed. 'k . . RICHARD PENNY-Foot
ball, Intramural Athletics.
Row 5: MARJORIE LOUISE PIERSON-Dauber Club, Quill and Scroll, Munsonz'an, MZlgicz'an. , ,
DAVID POGUE-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods," U. S. Army .... ERNEST H. PORTER-Geography Club,
. . . BETTY MAE POTTS-Dauber Club, Social Science Club, Math Club, G.A.A., Senior Career Day, "June
Mad." . . . RICHARD POWELL.
Row 6: ARVIN PRIEST .... NORMA JEAN PUGH-Dauber Club, Robed Choir, "Musical Moods."
. . HELEN PURSLEY .,., ROBERT QUALKINBUSH-U. S. Navy .... CALVIN A. RALSTON, JR,
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SENIORS OF 1945
Row l: ERED L. RANDALL-R.O.T.C.. Robed Choir, Football, Intramural Athletics, i'Musical Moods."
. . . GLORIA ELOISE RECTOR-Dauber Club, All-Girl Choir, Senior Career Day, "June Mad," "Birds'
Christmas Carol.' '... BYRON REED .... ROBERT R. REED- Entered 1944 from Polytechnic High
School, Riverside, Calif., Most Studious? . , FRANCES JOY REESE,
Row 2: FRED E. RENCH--Sophomore Council .... LUCILLE RHINEHART-Honor Society, Ma-
gician .... NADINE LEE RIGGS ..., ETHELANNA RIPPEY--Library Page .... JAMES EDWARD
ROBINSON-R.O.T.C., Sophomore Council.
Row 3: WILLIAM DAVID ROBINSON .... EARL H. ROBOLD-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods."
. , . ROBERT EARL ROSS--R.O.T.C., Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . . . CHARLES E. ROTROEE-
U. S. Army .... DALE MAURICE ROSZELL.
Row 4: WILLIAM PAUL ROWE-R.O.T.C., Intramural Athletics, "Musical Moods." . . . WILLIAM
ARTHUR RUDDICK .... MARTHA RUMMEL-Band. . , . MARTHA G. SANDERS-Robed Choir,
"Musical Moods." . . . GENELDA SCHULTZiHonor Society, Robed Choir, Senior Career Day, Sophomore
Council, "Musical Moods."
Row 5: JOYCE NAN SCHULTZ-Robed Choir, Dauber Club. Best Dancer? . . . CHARLES E. SCOTT.
. . . MARILYN SCOTT .... VERA SEGRAVES .... MARY L. SHAEEER-Entered 1943 from Tipton
High School, Dauber Club, Band, i'Musical Moods."
Row 6: HAZEL SHEEZLEY-"June Mad.' '... BETTY SHELLER-Dauber Club, Office Page, "June
Mad.' '... BARBARA SHERMAN-Honor Society, Band, Senior Council, College Conference Day, Magician.
"Musical Moodsf '... LAVERNE SHIVELY-U. S. Navy .... MARGARET SIMPSON--Honor Society,
I Mock election result.
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Row 1: HENRIMAE SIMS-All-Girl Choir .... ROBERT B. SINGER-Hi-Y, Math Club, Senior
Council, Senior Career Day, "June Mad." . . . CARL RICHARD SKINNER .... SAMUEL M. SLACK.
. , . VIRGINIA MAE SLAYTON.
Row 2: MARY ANN SLINGER-Dauber Club, Magician. . . . EUGENE SMEKENS .... MARY-
BELLE SMITH .... ROBERT LEROY SMITH .... WILLIAM CHASE SPURGEON, JR.
Row 3: BEULAH JACQUELYN STAFFORD .... LAVELLA STAMPER .... ANN STEVENS.
. . . LARRY GENE STIEELER-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . . . PECOLA MAE STILLS-Geography
Club, All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, "Musical Moods."
Row 4: FLORINE STONER-A'Musical Moods," Magician .... MERLE D. STONER .... LYNN
CLAYTON STUART-R.O.T.C., Hi-Y, Dauber Club, Senior Career Day, "June Mad." . . . FLORA AVIS
SULLIVAN-Entered 1943 from Cicero, Ind., Geography Club, Robed Choir, "Musica1Moods." . . .PHYL-
LIS JEAN SWALLOW.
Row 5: BILLIE JEAN SWIFT--Band, Robed Choir, "Musical Moods."
. . EVELYN TAYLOR .... PATRICIA ANN TAYLOR-Honor So-
ciety, Band, All-Girl Choir, Robed Choir, Senior Career Day, "Musical Moods,"
Class Musician.fF S E N I O R S
Row 6: DONALDEEN TEAL .... BEVERLY THARP-Honor So-
ciety, G.A.A., Sophomore Council .... BETTY LOUISE THOMAS-Robed
Choir, "Musical Moods."
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SENIORS OF 1945
Row 1: KATHRYN LOUISE THOMAS-Dauber Club, Geography Club .... PATRICIA A. THOMAS
-Honor Society, Dauber Club, Robed Choir, College Conference Day, Senior Career Day, "Musical Moods," Class
Gigglerff Neatestflf , . . FRANCIS THONN-Geography Club: Intramural Basketball. . . . BETTY
TI-IORNE .... NORMA JEAN TICE.
Row 2: BETTY JEAN TRICKER .... HESTER G. TRUE-Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . . .
JACK TURNER .... NORMA JEAN TURNER-Entered 1943 from Royerton, Ind .... WILLIAM K.
Row 3: BARBARA L. TYLER-Dauber'Club, Social Science Club, Quill and Scroll, Senior Career Day,
Munsonian, i'June Mad," Best Actressflz Dream Girlfiz. . . PEGGY VALANGINDHAM-Honor Society. . . ,
CHARLES W. VAN CLEVE-Honor Society, Hi-Y, Social Science Club, Math Club, Robed Choir, PA An-
nouncer, "Musical Moods," "June Mad," Supermanfiz . . . KENNETH VAN LOON-U. S. Navy. . . . A.
JEAN VAN MATRE.
Row 4: RICHARD VANNATTER-R.O.T.C., Senior Council, Football .... CLARENCE VARDAMAN
-R.O.T.C., Band, Magician, U. S. Army .... JACK VICE-Honor Society, Robed Choir, Senior Council,
Oflice Page, "June Mad," "Musical Moods." . . . MARY FRANCES VINING .... MILDRED WADE.
Row 5: WILLIAM L. WADE .... VIOLET JEAN WAGES-Dauber Club, Geography Club. .
JERRY WAGGONER-Entered 1944 from Winchester, Ind., High School .... ANITA C. WALBURN. . .
Row 6: MARY LOU WALLACE-Entered 1945 from Madison, Ind., High School, G.A.A. . , .BER-
NARD WALTZ-U. S. Navy .... TOMMY LOU WARE--Honor Society, Robed Choir, G.A.A., Senior Ca-
reer Day, Magician, "Musical Moods," All-round Girl? Best Skater? . . . BIRD M. WARRELL-Intramural
Athletics. . . . ADONNA R. WEAVER-Band, 'AMusical Moods."
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SENIORS OF 1945
Row lc JOHNNY WEBB-R.O.T.C., Robed Choir, "Musical Moods." . . . BETTY LOU WEEKLEY--
Senior Career Day, Ideal Secretary? . . . AL WEIL-Honor Society, Hi-Y, Dauber, Math Clubs, Social Science
Club, Senior Career Day .... THEDA WEISS4Band, Junior Council, "Musical Moods." . . . ROBERT
WELCH-Hi-Y, Football, Track, Intramural Athletics. .
Row 2: JOYCE I. WHALEY ,,.. BARBARA J. WHITACRE-Entered 1943 from Mason, Ohio, Roberl
Choir, "Musical Moodsf '... DAN WHITE-Football .... JANE ELLEN WHITE-Honor Society, Dauber,
Math Club, Social Science Club, G.A.A., Senior Creer Day, College Conference Day, Sophomore Council. . ,
LEWIS E, WHITE-U. S. Marines.
Row 3: WANDA WHITE .... JOHN R. WHITWORTH--R.O.T.C., Senior Council. .i . . BARBARA
JEAN WILLIAMS .... DOROTHY ALINE WILLIAMS .... JAMES C. WILLIAMS-R.O.T.C., Math
Club, Intramural Athletics.
Row 4: PAULINE MILDRED WILLIAMS .... NANCY MARGARET WILLIAMSON+Blue Tri.
. . . CAROLINE R. WILSON-Dauber Club .... RICHARD WING-Wrestling .... REBECCA WO-
Row 5: FLORENCE WOOD-Honor Society, Dauber, Math Club, Social Science, G.A.A., Senior Career
Day. Most Dependable? . . . MARCELLA ANN WOOD--Dauber Club .... RHONDA C. WRITTEN-
HOUSE .... BETTY ELLEN WYNE-Library Page .... ELEANORE JUNE YARGER-Quill and Scroll,
Sophomore Council, Munsonian, T ,
Row 6: GEORGE R. YINGST-Football, Intramural Athletics .... BETTY YOUNG-G.A.A., Magz'cz'an.
. . . DON ZEARBAUGH .... MARGIE JEAN ZEARBAUGH .... NELSON ZETTERBERG-Hi-Y,
Social Science, Math Club, Senior Career Day, Scientistii
ck Mock election result.
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Row l--Jeanne Thompson, Thelma Larkey, Velma l-lalteman, Naomi Fisher,
Juanita Jones, Hubert Austin, Dick Beeson.
Row 2-Ramona Jones, Miss Ella Hollenback, Lucy Amburn, Beverly Armstrong.
Joann Ford, Don Miller.
Row 3-Dick Smekens, Wayne Kelley, John Sharp, Burl Keys.
Row 4-Don Anderson, Don Grundy, Mr. Paul Carmichael, Mrs. Helen Pen-
nington, Jim Reed, Bob Moore, Meredith Miller.
Meet the people who'll advance to the head of the class next year. Although they've had
to take second place this year, they'll make up for it later. Peppy and definitely in the groove,
the juniors have had their share of school activities planned by class oflicers, council members,
An all-school dance on November 2 was their Hrst contribution to Central's social side, That
same month the class assembled to hear Miss Inga Blumenthal, a German-Jewish refugee, speak
about life in Nazi Germany. A 'Bubbles Concerto," presented on March 19 in cooperation
with the seniors, was a .bubbling success Couchlj. "Brother Goose," the class gift to the hilar-
ity of Central, played to appreciative audiences in March. Dressed in their slickest, juniors
played host to the seniors on May 26 at the annual Prom held at the Masonic Temple. Digni-
ned and serious as belitted the occasions, juniors ushered at Baccalaureate and Commencement.
Class sponsors include Mrs. Helen Pennington, chairman: Miss Ella Hollenback, social
sponsor: Paul Carmichael, financial.
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Row l-Paul Abrams, Dale E. Alfont,
Topin Allen, Lucy Amburn.
Row 2-Donald E. Anderson, Ruth
Alice Anderson, Thomas E. Anderson,
Betty Anshutz, Helen Arbogast, Beverly
J. Armstrong, Hubert Austin.
Row 3-Robert C. Austin, Mary Lou
Badders, Martha Banta, Charmain Barlow,
Gertrude J. Bayman, Joe Beatson, Arthur
Row 4-Martha Berg, Jean Blizzard,
William Bogart, Shirley J. Boggs, Vivian
Bogue, Myrna Bower, Raymond Bowlby.
Row 5-LeRoy Bradford, Dick E.
Bredeson, Barbara Bredwell, Louis Briggs,
Jo Ann Brown, Phyllis Browning, Bev-
Row 6-John O. Carter, Francis Cecil,
Clarence Chalfant, Reba Chalfant, Charles
Chesnut, Edwin Church, Eula Fay Coff-
Row 7-David Coleman, Harold H.
Collins, Jack Collins, Pat Collier, Jerry
Colsten, James Condon, Ruth Conger.
Row 8-Betty Conquest, Marjory Cox,
Max Cox, Marylou Crawley, Virginia L.
Crook, Harold Cross, Juanita Cummins.
Row 9-Gene Dance, Evelyn L. Davis,
Helen Davis. Virginia Davis, W. Allen
Davis, Wanda Sue Davis, Wayne Russell
Row 10-John Dearinger, Doris De-
Hart, Mary Delaney, John DeLong, Doris
Dick, James Dixon, Robert M. Dodd.
Row ll-Donna Lee Donati, Eloise
Doyle, Willa Mae Dungan, Phyllis Dunn,
Rosemary Dustman, Ed Ebrite, Richard
Row 12-Jane Ellis, Bill Engelbrecht,
Kenneth Evans, Mary Faulkner, Margie
Ferner, Barbara A. Fields, Don Fields.
Row 13-Max Filler, Naomi Fisher,
William Flowers, Thelma Folkner, Char-
lotte A, Ford, Iona M. Ford, Joan L.
Row 14-Frances E. Fowl, Dale Fowl-
er, Aileen Fuller, Bob Garrett, Donald M.
Garrett, Charles Gaskins, Patsy Gause.
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Row l-Jane Gillis, Phyllis Golden,
Marjorie Gould, Norma J. Graul, Don
Grundy, David Gwynn, Donna J.
Row 2-Laurajene Haines, Jack Hall,
Verl Hall, Annabelle Halliday, Thelma
Halteman, Jackie Harden, Phyllis Hen-
Row 3-Dick Herbert, Betty J. Her-
ron, Mary Mae Herron, Deon Hiatt,
Dorothy Hiatt, Wanda Hier, Eugene
Row 4-Rosemary Hines, Glen Hop-
per, William Huber, Suzanne Huddle-
ston, Kent Hugus, Mary Lou Hutson,
Edna May Hyder.
Row 5-Billie Irby, Charles lrelan,
David Irwin, Jane Jackson, Lyle Jacobs,
Donna M. Johnson, Roger H, Johnson.
Row 6-Virgie Lea Johnson, Elsie
Jones, Flavia Jones, Howard Jones,
Juanita Jones, Wanda Jones, Janice Kain.
Row 7-Jack Karlen. Evadale Keeley,
Clark Keen, Gene Keller, Wayne Kelley,
Bob Kelsey, Burl Keys.
Row 8-William H. King. Rebecca
Klepfer, Edwin Krull, Karl Kuhns, Mary
L. Kurtz, Paul Langdon, Thelma Ann
Row 9-Margrett Lawless, Shurley L.
Lee, Rex Leeka, John McClellan, Barbara
McCreery, Gene McDonald, Norma Mc-
Row 10-Tommy McDonald, Luther
McDowell, Gloria McGregor, Clarice Mc-
Intire, Donna Jean McKinley, Betty Mc-
Laughlin, Charles Maddox.
Row ll-Mary Lou Madill, Phyllis
Mahoney, Marjorie Maitlen, Tony Marsh.
Margaret Martens, Margaret Martin, Lou-
Row 12-Vera Matson, Rose Mary
Meek, Joe Meyer, Donald Miller, Mere-
dith Miller, Wayne Miller, Blaine Milli-
Row 13-Donna Minnick, Phyllis A.
Mitchell, Richard Mitchell, William Mo-
ler, Hazel Moody, Bob Moore, Mary E.
Row 14-Mary C. Morrow, Helen
Mudd. Lois Mullen, Richard Nichols.
Gloria Noble, Betty Noel, Nada Kay
The 1945 Magician
Row 1-Robert O'Neill, Alma Owen,
Betty Jane Pearson, Bob Persinger, Jerry
Peterson, Martha Phelps, Cleida Pierce.
Row 2--Bob Pippin, Wendell Poland,
Joanna Potts, Joyce Poull, Donald Pow-
ell, Jerry Powell, James Preble.
Row 3--Harriet Preston, Wilma June
Privett, Wayne Quate, Nancy J. Reason,
James Reed, Edwin Gene Reeves, Virginia
Row 4-Darrell Riley, June Robinson,
Kenneth Robinson, Mary Robinson, Vir-
ginia Marie Robinson, Delmar Round-
tree, Crystal Salmon.
Row 5-Charles Scamihorn, Jean
Scamihorn, Helen Secrist, Barbara Sha-
fer, John Sharp, Jennie Shekell, Mary J.
Row 6-Robert Shideler, Charline
Shingledecker, E. Bob Silvers, Nadean
Sims, Paul Singer, Richard Smekens, Bet-
ty J. Smith,
Row 7-Joyce Smith, Ramona Smith,
Vaughn Smith, Nila Snyder, Charles
Spence, Edward Stahl, Rose Marie Staley.
Row 8-Kenneth Stautamoyer, Betty
Ruth Stewart, Margaret Virginia Stew-
art, Don Stifller, Barbara Sutton, Anona
Swallow, Beverley Patricia Sweeney,
Row 9 - Edmond Tarpley, Janice
Taylor, Frank Terry, Charles Thomas,
Corinna Thomas, Grant Thomas, Gerald
Row 10--James Traub, Bob Turner,
Beverley Van Arsdol, Mary Belle Vaughn,
Naomi Venable, June Walker, Leland
Row ll-Waseka Walters, Jack Ward,
John Ware, Mary Alice Waters, Charles
Watson, Robert Watson, Clyde Weems,
Row 12-Elwood Wegesin, Bill F.
Weist, Freddie Whitaker, Charles White,
Deloris White, Joan White, Phyllis A.
Row 13-Eleanor Whitehair, Sam
Williamson, Alice Wilson, Dona Jane
Wilson, James Wilson, Don Wood, Mary
Row 14--Dorothy Worster, John
Wright, Juanita Wright, Wanda Wright,
Tom Yingst, Jack Yonts, Betty Zetter-
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Row 1-Naomi Lutz, Joan Smith, Phyllis Stokes, Bill Abercrombie.
Row 2-Joan Templin, Regina Parker, Donna Sells, Max Jordan.
Row 3-Willa Keeley, Betty Mays, Wanda Del-lolf, Earlene Bruner,
Row 4-Charles Bradburn, Max Starr, Harold Kingrey.
Row 5-Mr, Martin J. Hansen, Mr. Ralph Conelley, Bill Zearbaugh, George
Crane, Dan Rahe, Mrs. Jessie Hoffman, Barbara Thresher, Patsy Wolf, Lois Wagner,
Jerry Harrold, Jeanne Helton, Norma Waggener.
The youngest Centralites are the sophomores, but they aren't too worried about that because
they know they'll be seniors bye and bye. As the newcomers to the school, they had to learn
the customs of the school-f'rinstance, some of them thought that each absence slip cost five
cents, and others tried to Hnd the elevator, However, they caught on . . , but fast!
Early in the fall, they elected their representatives to the class council. Oilicers were then
named by the newly-elected members. At the meetings held the second period on Tuesdays,
class plans were made, All officers, council members, chairmen of standing committees, and
sponsors were presented to the class at the first sophomore meeting. Mr. Shaffer also discussed
the Central customs and traditions. Later Mr. Zetterberg gave a demonstration of plastics and
other materials at a sophomore assembly. Sophs also held skating parties,
Ralph E. Conelley is chairman of sponsors, and Mrs. Jessie Hoffman and Martin J. Han-
sen assist him as social and business advisors, respectively.
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Row l-William Abercrombie, Jim
Acton, Bob Adams, Mary Martha Allred.
Row 2-Robert Ammon, Jerry Angel,
Joyce Arrington, Nancy Austin, Thea
Austin, Eunice Bailey, Jeanne Bailey.
Row 3--Ann L. Baker, Bobbie Barber,
Russell Bartle, Robert Bartlett, Bill Ba-
singer, Don E. Bassett, Catherine Bauer.
Row 4-David Beard, Gene Bebout,
Max Bell, Wanda Beller, Louise Benbow.
Donald Benson, Bob Biberstine.
Row 5-Bertha Birt, Georgiann Blair,
Juanita Blair, Bob Blackmer, Earl Blake,
Genevieve Bland, Anne Boggs.
Row 6-Marty Boggs, Bob Boles,
Freda Boling, Earlie Bolton, Geraldine
Bonner, Charles Bradburn, Phillip Brady.
Row 7-Jack Brammer, Frances Bran-
son, Miriam Bredwell, Jayne Brotherton,
Barbara Joyce Brown, Catherine Brown,
Row 8-Harold Brown, Yvonne
Brown, Earlene Bruner, Sylvia Buis, Jean
Bunner, Shirley June Burch, Beverly
Row 9-Jacqueline Burns, Harold
Burtner, Joan Butts, Betty Campbell,
Nancy Carey, Nila Ray Carmichael, Leon
Row 10-Norma Catron, Barbara
Chambers, Audrey Chandler, Garrie Dean
Charlton, Lois Chin, William G. Clark,
Row ll-Barbara Clifton, Phyllis
Clock, Betty Coats, Gene Coleman, Rob-
ert W. Collins, Mary Alice Compton,
Klara Louise Conkel.
Row 12-Jackie Conquest, William
O. Cook, Jackie Coons, Louis Costas,
Eugene Cortwright, Norma Cortwright,
Row 13-Ned Cox, Elaine Craig,
George Crane, Jack Cronin, Betty Crouch.
Daniel Crumes, Charles Crump.
Row l4-Ray Crutcher, Mildred
Cunnington, Dick Dailey, Jean Dale,
Ralph David Darnell, Ernest Daugherty,
Eddie Davies. '
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Row l-Berneice Davis, Bob Davis,
Clara Davis, James Davis.
Row 2-Myrna Jean Davis, Betty Jo
Davisson, Betty Dean, Harold Dean,
Robert Dearinger, Wanda DeHolf, Shirley
Row 3-Jerry Detrick, Dick DeVoe,
Malcolm Dick, Carl Dickason, Joe Doo-
ley, Harry Douglass, Beverly Sue Drake.
Row 4-Jacqueline Draves, Ned Dris-
coll, James Dudley, Everett Duke, Pa-
tricia Dunn, Mary Helen Eaves, James
Row 5-Richard Ehrlich, Bill Eller,
Margaret Eller, Louise Elliott, Ralph El-
liott, Wayne Ellis, Betty Ertel.
Row 6-James Ertle, lla Faye Estes,
Dick Evans, Dorothy Fannin, Janet Far-
quhar, Juanita Feemster, Charles Fields.
Row 7-Edward Flowers, Bob Fouch,
Glen Funkhouser, John Galbraith, Bar-
bara Gelbaugh, Jack Gibson, Marion Gib-
Row 8 - Jack Gilbert, Doris Gill,
Anna J. Gilland, Franklin Gilpen, Jack
Goen, Norma Golden, Joseph Graham.
Row 9 -Mary Ann Gravely, Bob
Green, Earl Griflin, William Griflin, Mar-
vin Grim, Mary Louise Grundy, Imogene
Row 10-Rosemary Gunckel, Doro-
thy Habgood, Donald Haines, Kenny Hall,
John Hampton, Florence Hardwick, Her-
Row ll--Wanda Harper, Jackie Har-
rell, Marlan B. Harris, Martha Harrison,
Jerry Harrold, Heleena Hayes, Mike Hef-
Row 12-Patty Heldenbrand, Bernard
Henry, Donald Herbert, John Herron,
Keith Holaday, Betty Louise Hole, Loren
Row 13-Charles Holloway, Richard
Eugene Hopper, Sammy Hubbard, Carrol
Huddleston, Tom Hughes, Mary Lou
Hutson, Max Jackson,
Row 14-Louis Jaffe, Bill Jameson,
Mildred Jeffery, Dale Johnson, Jess John-
son, Betty Ann Jones, Max Jones.
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Row 1-Phyllis Jones, Willa Keeley,
Evelyn Kelbel, Patty Keller.
Row 2-Naomi Kennedy, Mary Lou
Kenyon, Charles Keppeler, Rita Keppler,
Norma Ketcham, Dorotha Kingery, Har-
Row 3-Harold Kinney, Jama Kirby,
Bob Koontz, Alyce Kramer, Mary Kath-
ryn Kuhns, Jacq LaDuron, Lloyd Lam-
Row 4-Arthur Langdon, Catherine
Langley, Don Lanning, Betty Larrabee,
Eugene Lathrem, Carl V. LaWall, Rita
Row 5-Luella LeBeau, Walter Leeka,
Carl Lephart, Lacky Liakos, Deloris
Lightfoot, Barbara Lingo, Betty Locke.
Row 6-Beverly Long. Louise Lovett,
Patricia Lowden, Evelyn Lowery, Mary
Ellen Lowman, Edwin Luzader, Bill
Row 7-Maxine' McClelland, Joyce
McCoy, Ruth McCoy, Jack McCurdy,
Bonnie McDonald, Dee McGinzie, Wil-
Row 8-Rozetta McKinley,
McVicker, Don Mace, Barbara Macken,
Carol Marsh, Joe Marsh, Ella Dean Mar-
Row 9-Jackie Martin, Rachel Martin,
Mary Masters, Herschel Matheney, Rich-
ard Mathias, Betty Maynard, Betty Jane
Row 10-Robert Meadows, Patricia
Metzcar, Jo Anne Miller, Patty Miller,
Rodney Million, Janie Minear, Donald
Row ll-Eileen Betty Moistner, Dor-
othy Moore, Evelyn Moore, Richard
Moore, Mildred Moystner, Karl Mudge,
Row 12 - Audrey Murphy, Peggy
Myers. Ruth Elaine Myers, Virginia My-
ers, Norma Nash, Beverly Neff,
Row 13 1 Charles Nelson,
Nemski, Marilyn Nenstiel, Nina Nichols
Ann Dorothy Ohlemacher, Nelson Ohle
macher, Betty Jane Olson.
ROW 14-Rosemary Palin, Donna
Parks, Eleanor Parker, Regina Parker,
Yvonne Parker, David Parsons, Marie
The 1945 Magician
Row 1-Martha Patterson, Gladys
Patton, Jean Peckinpaugh, Mary Lue
Peckinpaugh, Nola Peckinpaugh, Vada
Row 2-Patsy Perdiue, Mary Lou
Phipps, Ruby Pierce, Leora Pittenger. Rex
Pittenger, Raymond Porter, Charles
Row 3 - Fairy Powell, Betty Jo
Propst, Barbara Jean Puterbaugh, Margie
Quate, Donald E. Rahe, Barbara Rainey,
Row 4-Edward Ray, Bernice Reagan,
Wanda Rector, Beverly Anne Reed, John
B. Reed, Lorene Reed, Mary Ann Reed.
Row 5--Robert Rench, Thomas Rib-
ble, Betty Richard, Barbara Richards,
Leonard Ridge, Robert Rinker, Barbara
Row 6-Bud Robinson, Fred Robling,
Warren Robold, Kathleen Rooney, Kath-
leen Rose, Bill Ross, Dick Rotroif,
Row 7-Jim Ruble, Carolyn Rudd,
Jackie Ruddick, Edith Russell, Eugene
Sanders, June Sanders, Shirley Scott.
Row 8-Pauline Scroggins, Donna
Sells, Ruth Ann Serra, Mary Jane Shafer,
Mary Sharkitt, Nancy Shear, William
Row 9-Melvin Shelton, Charles Sher-
rell, Doris Shinn, Patsy Sims, Virginia
Sinclair, Dohn Sipe, Mary Martha Skill-
Row 10-Clarabell Skinner, Norma
Skinner, Gene Sloan, Richard Smalley,
Joan Smith, Richard Smith, Donna Ma-
Row ll-Maribel Spangler, Jack Sor-
ensen, Max Starr, Lois Stevens, Phyllis
Stevenson, Bob Stewart, Drucilla Still-
The I9 45 Magician
Row 1-Jo Ann St. Myer, Joanne
Stokes, Mary Jean Stoner, Vera Stude-
baker, Kathryn Sullivan, Ernest Sutton,
Row 2-Don E. Swanger, Patricia
Ann Swearingen, Gordin Swegman, Phyl-
lis Joan Taylor, Clara Teal, Henrietta
Terrell, Tom Terrell.
Row 3-Bob Templin, Joan Templin.
Howard Thomas, Marilyn Thomas,
Patricia Thomas, William J. Thomas,
Walter C. Thompson.
Row 4 - Robert Thorn, Marilyn
Thornburg, Barbara E. Thresher, Barbara
Jane Trego, Virginia Lee Trego, Barbara
Trennepohl, Jo Ann Tribby.
Row 5-Josina Trissell, Lee E. True,
Maurice Truesdell, Thomas W. Tuck,
John Eugene Turner, Martha Lou Tur-
ner, Richard Tuttle.
Row 6-Ruth Vallance, Budd Vande-
griff, Dolores Vargas, Joe Vlaskamp, Jack
Vore, Betty Wade, Norma Waggoner.
Row 7-Lois Wagner, Jack Wallace,
Janice Ward, Joe Ward, Rosalin Ware,
Phyllis Jean Wasson, Albert G. Watkins.
Row 8-David Weeks, Donna Weiss,
Lester White, Bob Whittemore, Rachel
Wilkinson, Bill H. Williams, Carol B.
Row 9-R. Earl Williams, Lorraine
Williams, Murtee J. Williams, Betty Lou
Wilson, Gail Wilson, Jim L. Wilson,
Row 10--Myrtle Reba Wilson, Ruby
Wilson, Vern Wilson, Betty Winkle, Bill
Wise, Pat Wolf, Margaret Woodgett.
Row 11-Mary Edith Woodruff, War-
ren Writtenhouse, Anna M. Wurtz, Fred-
ine Wynn, Dorotha Yarger, Charles Zear-
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Row l-Patsy Alene Allie, Alice A.
Allman, J. Phyllis Anderson, John G.
Armantrout, Annette Austin, Francis Ed-
ward Ayers, Betty Jean Baker.
Row 2-Joan Barr, Jean E. Bayless,
Flonnie Beaty. Juanita Joyce Bennett,
Connie Bentley, Jerri Black, Betty Cleo
Row 3-Nancy Brooks, Helen Brophy,
Donald E. Brown, Edna Lucille Brown,
Garland Brown, Elizabeth M. Carroll,
4-Helen J. Chambers, Mary
lemens, Betty Cliiford, Beverly
Abraham Cooper. Jr., Shirley
Jay Otis Davis.
5-Robert L. Davis. Emmett
Duncan, Albert D, Dyer, Phyllis Earley.
Patricia Elsten, Lois Falls, Gerald Fields.
Row 6-Louetha Fields, Mary Fields,
Carolyn Jane Fisher, Mary Ann Floyd.
Mary Ann Futrell, Paul M. George, Lil-
lian Glendora Glenn.
7--Cassius Goens, Freddie Good-
all, Don Goodman, Mary Jane Gordon,
Pat Greene, Troy Griffee, Donald R.
Row 8-Robert J. Gruwell, James
T. Guinn, Betty Jean Hammond, Bar-
bara Harrington, Beulah Harris, Joan
Hauck, Virginia Hayes.
Row 9-Gail Heath, Marjorie Heuer,
Jack Holt, Beverly Anne Hoover, Frank
Hurst, Curtis E. Irby, Diana Louise Irwin.
Row l0-Marjorie Jackson, Marvin
Johnson, Betty Louise Jones, Jimmie L.
Justice, Samuel Keasbey, Esther Jean
Keeley, Charles Kirk.
Row ll-Priscilla Klepfer, David
Lambert, Dorothy Lawrence, Wanda Jean
Liggett, Jack Lounsbury, Charles Mc-
Caffrey, Bob McClelland.
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Row 1-Georgiann McCreery, William
McIntosh, Harrison Manis, Bobbie Jean
Martin, Barbara J. Marvin, Helen Ma-
thews, Mary Ann Maynard.
Row Z--Delores Meranda, Bill Mi-
chael, LaJean Michael, Bernadee R. Mid-
dleton, E. Bill Miller, George Moore,
Row 3 -- Harry Moyer, Charles R.
Mullikin, Dolletta Murphy, Barbara J.
Odle, Phillip C. Osgood, Ruth P, Owens,
Row 4-James Palmer, Bob Perkins,
Jack Perkins, Jimmy Peters, Wesley Her-
bert Piner, William Leon Pingry, Ralph
Row 5-Harry George Proctor, Bever-
ly Propst, Phyllis J. Reavis, Charline M.
Reed, Peggy Bell Reynolds, Dolores J.
Rice, C. Lester Ridge.
Row 6-Rosemarie Risk, Charles Rob-
erts, Mary Jane Roberts, Dale Rodgers,
Carl Ross, Marilyn Roth, Carolyn Saun-
Row 7--Robert Schrader, Kathryn
Scott, Alyce Marie Shafer, Eve Shaw,
Jewell Siggins, Arlis Smith, Herbert
Row 8-Shellie Smith, Sydney Staf-
ford, Herman Stephens, John Stewart,
Jack Sutton, Mary Taflinger, Adeline
Row 9-Nettie Thompson, Dian
Thorpe, Virginia L. Turner. Gilbert
Turney, Jim Vanover, Donald Vaught,
Row 10-Geraldine Wagner, Wayne
Wallace, Thelma West, Verna Jean White,
Charles Wiggins, Joan Willard, Mildred
Row ll-Wilmeth Wills, J. R. Wil-
son. Charles Wood, Betty Wright. Eve-
lyn Jo Ann Wright, Jewell Wright, Pa-
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Next l'd like to introduce the faculty,
those men and women who help Centralites
to recognize their own abilities, realize
their own responsibilities, and achieve their
ambitions. Cln other words, they ac-cen-
tu-ate the po-si-tive and once in a great,
a very great While, they eliminate the ne-
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Seated--Miss Grace Fern Mitchell. executive secretary to board and superintendent: Ora T. Schroyer. secre-
tary: John C. Banta. treasurer: William T. Hammond, president.
Standingd-T. B. Calvert, director of research and budgets: H. B. Allman. superintendent of schools.
Left to right-Floyd Raisor. supervisor of health education: Mrs. Erma B. Christy.
supervisor of educational guidance and home economics: H. F. Brickley. director of voca-
tional and industrial education: J. J. Freistroffer, coordinator in distributive occupations:
Miss Julia Kitchel, supervisor of nurses.
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R. D. Shaffer, Principal
Under the leadership of friendly Mr. Shaffer, Central High has worked this
year to do its part in a War-World. Topping all else was the establishment of the
R.O.T.C. unit. ln the Words of the army the general object of the program is
'iprimarily to lay the foundation of intelligent citizenship by inculcating in the
student habits of precision, orderliness, courtesy, correctness of posture and de-
portment, leadership, and respect for, and loyalty to constituted authority:
and to give the student basic military training Which Will be of benefit to him
and of value to the military service if and when he becomes a member thereof."
More than two hundred boys signed for the Work, which was under the
direction of Harry Kemmer, professor of military science and tactics. A group
of civic leaders became members of the advisory committee, while the Junior
Chamber of Commerce assumed active sponsorship. At the beginning of the
second semester, C. J. Quinlan, a veteran of World War II, took over the work
when Mr. Kemmer asked to be relieved.
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Seated-Miss Bertha Arbogast, Ii-
nancial clerk and secretary to the prin-
Standing-Mrs. Frances DeCapua,
boys' attendance clerk: Mrs. Dorothy
Jones, part-time office assistant: Miss
Rose Mary Thomas, girls' attendance
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Art, Foreign Language, Music
Left to right-Griffin Stephenson Qartj, Miss Charline Jamieson Qhead of foreign language departmentj, Mrs. Esther
Keller Brown fLatin, Spanishj, Glen Stepleton Chead of music departmentj. Ernest Boyer Qmusicj was not present when
the picture was taken.
Row 1-Miss Deborah Edwards, Miss Lucile Mayr, Miss Maude Michael, Miss Margaret Ryan, Miss Katheren Smith.
Row 2-Miss Kathleen Meehan, Miss Mary E. Wlade, Miss Henryetta Brandt, Miss Eleanor Bly facting head of depart-
mentj, Mrs. Mary Reed. Miss Blanch E. Tuhey, department head, did not teach the second semester because of illness.
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Left to right-Neil W. Daily, J. Carl Humphrey, Robert Colvin, Mrs. Lois Clark, Mrs. Helen R. Pennington, Fred
Bogart Cdepartment headj, Martin J. Hansen, Paul E. Carmichael.
Health and Physical Education
Row 1-P. D. Burkhalter Cswimmingl, Miss Katherine King fgirls' physical educationj, Walter Fisher Chead of
physical education departmentj, Miss Ola E. Courtney Chealth educationj, Floyd W. Raisor Qhealth educationj, Ettore
Antonine fphysical educationj.
Row 2-+Alvy Havens Cphysical educationj, C. J. Quinlan CR.O.T.C.l, Arthur Beckner fphysical and health
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Left to right--Mrs. Jessie Hoffman Qnutritionj, Miss Nelle Scott fcafeteria directorb, Mrs. Ruth B. Harker Chome
economicsj, Miss Ola E. Courtney ffoodsj, Miss Ella Krieger Cmodern livingj, Miss Ella Hollenback Cclothingj, Miss
Suzanna Rosenthal Chygiene and nursingj.
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Row 1-Roger S. Lingeman Qphysicsj, Mrs. Helen Morrison, Mrs. Edna M. Shively, Miss Frances Andrews Qbotanyj,
Hal B. Warren.
Row 2-Harry N. Whittern, Edward Zetterberg Cchemistryj, Harry G. Kemmer, Edward Olsen, H. Emory Fenimore
fhead of mathematics departmentj. .
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Left to right-James Hyatt, Lloyd Cooley, Miss Jewel Standerford, Miss Josephine Clevenger, Miss Frances L. O'Harra,
Miss Esther Bartlett, Ralph Conelley, Russell T. McNutt Cdepartment heady,
Row 1-Charles E. Rettig fmachine shopj, Wesley C. Pierce fprintingj, H. F. Brickley Csupervisor of trade and
industrial educationj, Thamar Main Cmachine shopj, Irwin Morrow Cdraftingj, Gail Gaddis fwoodwork and draftingy.
Row 2-Gilbert Blackwood Celectricityj, Herman Beckley Cbuilding tradesj, Dr. W, L. Howard fvice-principal of
Trage Sclgoolj, Harry Vfhittern Crelated math and sciencej, Robert Capper Qauto mechanicsj, Robert Noble Canto
mec anics .
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On January 18, Centralites heard with sorrow
of the death of one of its favorite teachers, Clyde
Wellinger, instructor of building trades and
vocational carpentry at the Trade School. He
became ill in October, but his condition was not
serious until a week before his death. I-Ie was a
graduate of Central High in 1918 and com-
pleted work on his A.B. degree at Ball State in
1923. He was a teacher in the Muncie Schools
for twenty-five years, beginning in 1920 as a
teacher of manual arts at Garfield. The next
year he came to Central and remained here until
the Trade School was opened.
Mr. Wellinger was noted for the success he
achieved in providing actual construction work
for the boys in his classes. For a number of
years his classes built a house each year, Garages
were also constructed, and when the Trade
School was planned, much of the work of re-
conditioning and rebuilding was done by his
students. Last summer he supervised the build-
ing of the new Blaine School Cafeteria and
at the time of his death he was in charge of
work on the new cafeteria at the Trade School.
A ine teacher has left us, but there remain
the accomplishments of the boys whom he
taught to despise shoddy work, a worthy memo-
rial for a life of service.
Death also came this year to a figure long familiar to
Centralites, when Arthur Williams, custodian, was stricken
Thursday morning, November 30, 1944, as he was doing
his morning work, preparatory to the beginning of the
school day. He died as he would have wished, on the job,
for he was a conscientious worker, as well as a friendly man
with a cheery word for both students and faculty.
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The versatility of Centralites is shown
by the activities presented in this section.
See why I proudly twirl my whiskers
when I talk about them! Or maybe you'd
rather throw out your chest as do the
R.O.T.C, boys across the way. Anyway,
all of them have a lot of fun as they work
and play at Central.
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Row l-Captain Richard Edwards, TfSgt. Bob Kelsey. Row 2-SfSgt. Phil Bayless, Rex Pitf
tenger, Bob Davis, Pfc. Jim Williams, Earl Bolton, Joe Engle, Francis Weaver, Gene Gibson, Joe
Crouse, Sgt, Don Swanger. Row 3-SfSgt. Lynn C. Stuart, Sgt. Edward Stahl, Pfc. Erank Gilpen,
Richard Van Natter, Pfc. Robert Persinger, Dick Wing, Harold Kingrey, Max Jordan, Don Miller. Row
4-SfSgt. Bill Engelbrecht, Bob Garrett, SfSgt. Johnny Webb, Pfc. James Johnson, George M, Madix,
Melvin Shelton, Pfc. Dick Rotroff, Melvin Ruble, Pfc. Herbert Harmeyer, Sgt. Jack Limbert. Row 5
-S!Sgt. Hubert Austin, Jack Collins, Pfc. James Dixon, Wilbur Danner, Thomas Yingst, John Herbert,
Max Bell, Sgt. John Wright, Row 6-Gerald Thompson, Robert Thompson, Harry Weisse.
Row l-Major Ben Janney, Lt. William Moler, Sgt, Ralph Pinney, TfSgt. Tom Terrell. Row
2-SfSgt. Bill Spurgeon, SfSgt. Bob Koontz, Pfc. Bill Jameson, Bob Green, Pfc. Carl Dickason, James
Swallow, Raymond Porter, Edward Ray, Bill Ross. Row 3--SfSgt. Marlen Wilson, Paul Dotson,
Tom Ribble, Joe Halbert, Sgt. Jack Adams, David Beard, Sgt. Joe Vlaskamp, Row 4-SfSgt. Bill
Basinger, Sgt. Richard Smith, Eugene Sanders, Pfc. Harold Dean, Sgt. Delmar Roundtree, Sgt. Bill
Lyons. Row 5-sfsgt. Jack Cronin, James Dudley, Edwin Luzader, Jack Sorensen.
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Central R.O.T.C.-Company B
Row l--Major Ben Janney, Lt. Wayne Quate, Lt. Bob Moore, Sgt. James Preble. Row 2-
SfSgt. Lyle Jacobs, Ralph D. Darwell. Robert Ross, Kenneth Eoster, Howard Conner, James Edwards,
Jack Vining. Row 3-Bob Rinker, Earl Blake, Meredith Miller, Bob Huddleston, Maurice Truesdell,
Harry Irwin. Row 4-Sam Slack, Thomas Ritter, Joe Beatson. Row 5-Bill Williams, Leon Car-
min, Bob Stewart, Wayne Roach, Bob Moore, Kenneth Robinson, Clark Keen, Bob Tuttle,
Row 1-Major Ben Janney, Capt. Ed Ebrite, 2nd Lt. Wendell Poland, TfSgt. Bill King. Row
2-SfSgt. John Clayton, Sgt. Charles Maddox, Sgt, Charles Chesnut, Paul Langdon, Pfc. Leland Wal-
ter, Don Benson, Pfc. Art Langdon, Bob Meadows, Bob Turner, Bob Whittemore. Row 3-SfSgt.
Fred Randall, James Robinson, Ciene Martin, Carl Mudge, SfSgt. Richard Evans, Sgt. Jack Turner, Rich-
ard Dailey, Sgt. James Reed. Row 4-SfSgt. Rodney Million, Dick Bergdoll, Bruce Lamm, Bill Cook,
Bob Replogle, Howard Neely, Robert Shideler. Row 54SfSgt. Bill Griflin, Charles Gaskins, John
Whitworth. Row 6-Marion Drumm, Junior Hardwick, Jack Brammer, Richard Nichols.
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Q "' en. 7 Officers
, 1 President ..A..A... ,A,.. ....,.. .,..., J o h n Brickley
f 4 Vice-President .... ,...., E laine Basinger
H N Secretary ,,....,. ..... , Jane Owens
Q ' Treasurer .... .........,. ...... . . Al Weil
S w e Sponsor .... ..... M rs. Erma Christy
I Ki As the first club in our list of school organiza-
A tions, l should like to present to you a group of
students who receive perfect grades and never get
into trouble of any kind. Yes, I would like to
present such a group, but since no such thing is
5 A available, l shall introduce you to the next best
MW" 3 ,, ,A thing, the Central chapter of the National Honor
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" 5 .Q Society. Members must meet high standards of
4 ,A leadership, character, service, and scholarship. These
Q 55- H gp ' - --.-.......,......... students hold two impressive initiations in the audi-
.: v' torium, a spring banquet, and the Honor Awards
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Day each year.
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Row l Cleft to rightj-Dorothy Morrow, Lois Earley, Peggy Valandingham, Florence Arthur, Joanne Kin-
zie, Lois Ann Dick, Jane Ellen White, Elaine Basinger, Jane Owens. Row 2-Florence Wood, Bill Hanks, Wil-
liam Braden, Barbara Sherman, Row 3-Bob Austin, Dick Bibler, Don Beaman, Al Weil, Richard Bergdoll.
Row l-Charles Van Cleve, Lee Wendell Brown, Ed Ebrite, Ben Janney, William Koss, Phil Bayless, Joe
Crouse. Row Z-Tommy Lou Ware, June Brown, Beverly Tharp, Doris Barber, Pat Thomas, Ann Irving, Joe
Bailey. Row 3-Zola Benner, Pat Taylor, Sylvia Chandler, Julia Boxell, Mary Kay Grover.
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President ....,.,., A....,,.........., .,...., B u rl Keys
Vice-President .,,. .... D on Beaman
Secretary ,,..... ..... D on Grundy
Treasurer .... ..,.. .,r.. D i ck Beeson
Sponsor , .. ........, ......,.... H . A. Pettijohn
Here we take a look at Hi-Y, that group of
young fellers who created quite a stir when it
was learned that each of them received a notice
to appear at the city jail one night this winter.
Parental questions were stilled. however, by the
explanation that it was one of the regular meet-
ings designed to gain information about commu-
nity institutions. Quite a few special activities
were on their calendar this year, the outstanding
being the series of pre-school services held at
the High Street Church during Holy Week. Club
members also attended the annual conference at
Richmond. It seems the out-of-town girls were
really nice, tool
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Row 1-Bill Hanks, Jim Reed, Dick Smekens, Ben Janney, Joe Bailey, Jack Karlen, Don Grundy, Joe
Dooley, Leland Walter, Dick Bibler, Bill Shear, Don Nliller, Bob Dodd, Tom Hughes, 'Wayne Quate. Row 2-
Ed Stahl, Roy Werts, Rex Leeka.
Row l-Paul Cory, Charles Van Cleve, Burl Keys, Dick Beeson, Max Jordan, Don Beaman. Row 2-
Paul Gregory, A. J. Hall, Nelson Zetterberg, Al Wieil, Herman Margell, Harry Irwin, Bob Davis. Row 3iJim
Acton, Vaughn Smith, Phil Bayless, Dick Edwards, Hubert Austin, Bob Persinger, Dick Bredeson, Don Anderson.
Row 4--Jerry Hennigan, Gene Dance, Jack Goen, Delmar Dooley, Dohn Sipe, Gene Hiller, Diamond Hays,
Jack Limbert, Jack Gilbert. Row 5-Walter Leeka, Bruce Lamm, Bob Singer, Lynn Stuart, Leonard Douthitt,
Jack Munson, Tom Adams, Fred Mosier.
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Row l-Jane Owens, Elaine Basinger, Nelson Zetterberg, Diamond Hays, Al Weil. Row 2-Joe Bailey,
A. J. Hall, Dick Bredeson, Jane Ellen White, Martha Ebrite, Mildred Eikenberry. Row 34Tom Adams, Ben
Janney, Phil Bayless, Jim Bath, Ed Ebrite.
Row l-Don Beaman, Charles Van Cleve, Donald Miller. Row 2-Naomi Fisher, Betty Potts, Burl Keys,
Dick Bibler, Hubert Austin, Barbara Tyler, Joanne Kinzie. Row 3-Julia Boxell, Lois Dick, Florence Arthur,
Nadine Benne, Pat Montgomery, Lois Earley, Beverly Bullock. Row 4-Betty Zetterberg, Dorothy Morrow, Bar-
bara McGuire, Florence Wood, Martha Banta, Doris Barber, Barbara Sutton.
4,53 f soClAL SCIENCE CLUB
A ,, fiat, Officers
Y President ......... ...............,.. .... P h il Bayless
3 'lp Vice-President ,.,. ......,. . J. Hall
pl 4 li ' Secretary ,..., .. ,.... Pat Montgomery
i w e, Treasurer .... .,,.,......,. D oris Barber
7 5 Sponsor .... ..... .... ....... R u s sell T. McNutt
rbhli gf ' If you think you know more about politics than
N 2. Q.3f l' ,V the next fellow or if you think that you are a born
, ' ' iff diplomat, then your place while at Central is in the
. x iii :, .fi-if Social Science Club. National and international
Q , social and economic affairs are discussed by the
gigfg, 55 Q , 1 5, 7 t g: Qlhu members, and an occasional opportunity to sponsor
"M l,ek some civic event offers variety to the program.
This year the club sold tickets to a series of pro-
ng? ,'. . uf ' ' - ' grams in our auditorium which featured talks by
n outstanding foreign authorities. I'm proud to
:gi n Q "s' f 2 present to you these students who are so interested
in furthering their understanding of the World
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President .........,.,,.,..,...A..,..,.... Gene Dance
Secretary-Treasurer .....e Annabelle Halliday
Sponsor ......,.,.., ....... R . Lloyd Cooley
Meet the passengers on that Arabian
special, the Magic Carpet. In these days of
travel restrictions and gas rationing, that's
about the only means of transportation
left for would-be travelers. But one of
these days they'll start roaming again, in-
stead of meeting just to talk about it.
Over hills and dales th-ey'll go tripping
along on that field jaunt which formerly
was Centralis first sign of spring. Sunless
days will not keep them in because they
prefer cooler weather every time.
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Row 1-Dick Bibler, Nadine
Row 2-Mary Earle Hoff-
mann, Betty Crouch, Al Weil,
Phil Osgood, Pat Thomas.
Row 3-Mr. Griilin Stephen-
son, June Robinson, Mary Kay
Grover, Lois Earley, Anne
, ..,.Nadine Benne
Paint, paint . . . daubs of it . . . is slung about
skillfully over paper and canvas and hands and clothes
by many of the more active members of this club. Re-
organized this year to include any students interested
in art, the club has an enrolled membership of more
than three hundred. CPretty popular guy, this Artlj
This large number of art lovers might be due to the
many fans of the comic strips in our ranks. A Paderew-
ski movie, an art exhibit, and a spring dance were among
the Dauber doings this year.
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These are the guys and gals of C. H. S. who make a
hobby of observing and studying ligures. Of course I'm
referring to numerical iiguresl Members gain much useful
knowledge from special reports given by senior members of
the club throughout the year. Many of the members hope
to become great engineers, chemists, and scientists, In fact,
I've heard that whenever you have a very complicated prob-
lem to do and can find no way to solve it, all you have to
do is to take it to a member of the Math Club-and he'll
tell you where to find Mr. Fenimore.
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Row l--Don Beaman, Don
Miller, Joe Bailey, Ben Janney,
Dick Bredeson, Phil Bayless.
Row 2-Doris Barber, Billie
Irby, Dick Beeson. Jane Owens,
Florence Wood, Julia Boxell,
Row 3-Hubert Austin, Al
Weil, Elaine Basinger, Dorothy
Morrow, Jane Ellen White, Bet-
ty Mae Potts.
Row 4-"Slug" Van Cleve,
Gene Reeves, Herman Margell,
Wayne Quate, A. J. Hall, Mr.
H. E. Fenimore.
Row 5 - Betty Zetterberg,
Harriett Preston, Betty Jo Da-
vison, Martha Banta, Barbara
Sutton, Diamond Hays,
Row 6 f- Leland Walter,
Florence Arthur, Dick Bibler,
Bob Singer, Beverly Bullock,
Sylvia Chandler, Nelson Zetter-
Outer circle-Joanne Beatson, Eleanor Yarger, Juanita Jones, Joanne Smith, Tom Hughes, Miss Kathleen
Meehan, Don Bassett. Drucilla Stillwagon, Sylvia Chandler, Barbara Tyler, Naomi Fisher.
Seated on steps-Marjorie Pierson, Phyllis Goodman, Joanne Kinzie, Jean Blizzard, Nancy Austin.
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Miss Kathleen Meehan
The baby . . . I mean the youngest club at
Central this year is the local chapter of the national
honorary fraternity for high school journalism
students. lt's about time, too, that our journalists
gain such an honor, for they've been bringing home
prizes Cbacon would be more Welcome in View of
the meat situationj for quite a time. Formal in-
stallation of the chapter took place in April when
E. C. Pulliam, Indianapolis publisher, spoke. Now,
when you see somebody going down the hall hold-
ing a feather firmly in his hand, you'll know he
hasn't lost his fountain pen . , . he's just one of
Central's top reporters.
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Row l-Dick Joy, Don Bassett, Bob Koontz, Harold Cross, Bob Curts, John Turner.
Row 2+Mary Morrett, Norma Peckinpaugh, Rozetta McKinley, Margie Quate, Barbara Tyler, Jean Blizzard
Joanne Kinzie, Jama M. Kirby, Phyllis Dunn.
Row 3-Drucilla Stillwagon, Patricia Huffman, Carol Jean Marsh, Joan Smith, Nancy Austin Joanne
Row 4--Catherine Bauer, Jerry Harrold, Fredine Wynn, Beverly Burgess, Pat Thomas, Naomi Fisher Lu
Row 5-Virginia Stewart, Nancy Mulholland, Phyllis Goodman, Miss Kathleen Meehan, Regina Parker Ann
Baker, Howard Conner, Dean Burton, Leonard Douthitt, Marvin Fifer, Marjorie Pierson, Carmen Vyain Audrey
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The feline family is supposed to have an over-
supply of curiosity, but in these guys and gals it's
just a nose for news. They see all, hear all, and
tell almost all of the doings of Centralites every
other week in the columns of the school paper.
Neither paper shortage, nor manpower shortage, nor
ink shortage Cwe hear some purple ink was avail-
ablel has prevented its publication. Staff members
are so sold on their jobs that they'd probably
write every copy in longhand if that were the
only way to get out the paper. And Centralites
would try to read it in third period classes . . .
and still have to finish it at noon.
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.. ............ .,.,.. . Naomi Fisher
Joe Beatson, Harold Connor
.... Miss Kathleen Meehan
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Clockwise - Deloris Me-
randa Qvice-presidentl, Helen
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urerj , Barbara Bredwell,
Rosemary Dustman, Klara
Conkel, Marjorie Maitlen
Cpresidentj, Phyllis Brown-
ing, Nancy Williamson, Na-
dine Riggs, Gail Wilson.
Doris Eraser, Rose Staley.
Phyllis Mahoney, Delores
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Dustman, Julia Boxell, Flora
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lpresidentb, Dorothy Mor-
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Barber, Miss Katherine King.
Sealed-Mary Jane Nem-
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lace, Betty Zetterberg, Joey
Nemski Qvice - presidentj.
Marjorie Maitlen, not shown.
Standing - Pauline Hol-
den, Mary Morrow, Rachel
Martin, Barbara Shafer.
Seated-Mary Earle Hoff-
mann, Nada Norton, Eunice
Bailey, Rosemarie Risk, Pa-
tricia Huffman, Rosemary
Armstrong, Lucy Amburn.
Lois Mullen, Marybelle Eel-
ton. Pages not in the pic-
ture are Beverly Armstrong,
Betty Wyne, Beverly Bur-
gess, Elorence Hardwick.
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Row l-Theda Weiss, Mary Phipps, Mary Lou Badders, Mary Delaney, Mary Shaffer, Wanda Jones, Rose-
mary Palin, Rebecca Klepfer, Rita Keppler, Peggy Reynolds, Adonna Weaver.
Row Z-Frank Hurst, Bob Curts, Jean Blizzard, Carolyn Tyler, Dorothy Habgood, Cassius Goens, Curtis
Irby, Herbert Smith, Jeanne Furnish. ,
Row 3-Ruth Ann Owens, Don Ricks, Pat Taylor, John Turner, Helen Swan, Philip Neff, Priscilla Klep-
fer, Max Jackson,
Row 4-Mary Ann Putrell, Marjorie Cox, James Preble, Barbara Sherman, Jim Wilson, Jack Schultz, Mau-
rice Truesdale, Helen Davis.
Row 5-Mary Lou Hudson, Jackie Coons, Dick Werts, Phil Brady, David Beard, Dick Tuttle.
Row 6-Mary Kuhns, Lois Wagner, Dale Rogers, Bill Basinger, Bob Adams, Clarence Ellis, Doris Fraser,
President ,.,........ ......,.,.,.... ....... D o n Beaman
Vice-President ..... .,..... P at Collier
Secretary .,.....,.,. ........... P at Taylor
Treasurer ..... ,,.... V irginia Wade
Director ...,. ,..,, ............ E rnest Boyer
These Centralites certainly start the day with a band,
for each morning during the first period the sound of their
efforts fills the south side of the building. Prom the band
room on the first floor, they even impress first-period
inhabitants of 221 with their early morning pep, Gosh,
how they interfere with a guy's sleep! Seriously, I know
you'll join me in extending thanks to this hard-Working
bunch for their constant support at football and basketball
games. They also play for many other school and com-
munity programs, I can really be a modest fellow with
these people about . . . they do such a swell job of horn-
blowing for me.
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President ...A .,,. . . .,.4, ,,r.V,. , David Pogue CNOW in Armyj
Vice-President .... ...,.A.A..,.,.A,..,,................ J ames Saunders
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Treasurers .,..., ...... T ommy Lou Ware, Harold Sulkey QNOW in Navyj
Musical backgrounds for second and sixth period classes are furnished by the two sections
of the Robed Choir each day. On Thursdays they branch out and take to the air, for their
regular fifteen-minute broadcast over Station WLBC. And that isn't even the beginning of their
activities, for they prepare annual presentations of the two oratorios, i'The Messiah" and "The
Seven Last Words of Christ," for school and community. As if that Weren't enough to keep
them busy, they appear in the fall and spring concerts of the music department, as Well as in
HMusical Moods." In their spare time they sing for school, community, and out-of-town
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President e..A.A..,. .4.......,.... A...,, M a ry Keihn
Vice-President .,...... ...,........,,.....,...,. .,.4..... J e rry Detrich
Secretaries .,...,... .....,. M arilyn Nenstiel, Margaret Martin
Treasurers ,..... ..,..., S hirley Derringer, Barbara Trennepohl
lt's rumored that two of our very prominent senior fellows tried to call themselves Donna
and Roberta in a vain attempt to join the All-Girl Choir during third and seventh period
classes. But a beaming face revealed one of them and the other gave up in despair. How-
ever, the All-Girl Choir continues to sing cheerfully, even if not manfully, without their aid.
They're too busy to bother with men anyway Qwho said that?Q because they join the Robed
Choir for the two oratorios each year. They also sing in the three productions of the music
department . . . to say nothing of added appearances in other programs. And their reward?
They're eligible for the Robed Choir next year!
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S weetheart Chorus.
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bugs, Pat Collier,
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Like it hot? Like it sweet? Like it boogie-Woogie? Whatever your
musical preference, you'll find it in the annual production of the music
department, For it is, indeed, a show of many moods. This year more than
three hundred students joined to present their version of this spring show
before three evening audiences and one special "Sweetheart Matinee" for
high school students. Dates for the show were March 13, 14, and 15.
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Center -- Sophomore .,
Choir, Pat Taylor,
Bottom - Margaret
Oaldon, Accordion Band.
A few of the twenty-three acts appearing in this year's show are seen
on these pages. The Boys' Choir, with Bob Zehnder at the piano. was
one of the highlights of the production. Among the solo acts were Pat V. i f
Collier with her flute and Margaret Oaldon with her voice. Pat Taylor A
and Pat Thomas served as accompanists. The production was under the i
general supervision of Crlen A. Stepleton and Ernest Boyer of the music
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Standing-Gerald Hennigan, A. J. Hall, Betty Gray, Bob Singer, Nadine Benne,
Betty Mae Potts, Ben Janney, Barbara Tyler.
Seated-Charles Van Cleve, Eugene Lacy,
I said Central students were talented, didn't I? Look, now they're
acting, and I don't mean the kind seen when a student who forgot to
prepare his lesson tries unsuccessfully to convince his teacher that he has.
I mean the kind of acting done behind footlights and greasepaint.
For the first time at Central, the usual class play was taken over by
a dramatics class under the direction of Miss Henryetta Brandt. Seniors
enrolled for the class during the fall semester. By the end of the term
they had presented two one-act plays, 'ADarkness" and "The Birds'
Christmas Carol," as well as the three-act "June Mad." Members of
the class were in charge of make-up, costumes, sets, and lighting, too.
Class members were Nadine Benne, Violet Booher, Betty Lou Buck-
ley, Betty Louise Buckley, Eva Chappelle, Harold Connor, Howard
Connor, Marilouise Draves, Robert Gentry, Betty Gray, Gwendolyn
Grim, Berylda I-Iaidet, Gerald Hennigan, Louise Hirst, Mary Earle Hoff-
mann, Pauline Holden, Jean Hudson, Pat Lowe, Pat Montgomery, Da-
vid Pogue, Reynolds, McMickle, Gloria Rector, Betty Sheller, Hazel
Sheesley, LaVella Stamper, Lynn Stuart, Evelyn Taylor, Barbara Tyler,
Margie Zearbaugh, Wanda White: Betty Mae Potts, Jane Owens, and
A. J. Hall, auditors.
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Standing-Wayne Quate, Betty Zetterberg, Freddie Whitaker, Carson Copeland,
Betty Anshutz, Helen Dodd, Doris Nick, Naomi Fisher.
Seated-Margie Ferner, Louise Marvin, Rosemary Dustman, Corinna Thomas.
During the spring semester, members of the junior class took over
the dramatics assignment to show what they could do as actors and
actresses, and electricians, as Well as floor-sweepers and cleaner-uppers.
This Hrst-period class gave them a fine start for the day.
They, too, prepared the annual class play for presentation, and a
fine job they did of "Brother Goose," which twice oH'ered evenings of
pure escape. They also presented several one-act plays and made a
number of appearances before school and community meetings. They
liked the work so much that if there had been time, they probably would
have Wanted to join a USO unit or try for some amateur-night contest.
Juniors enrolled in the class included Ruthalice Anderson, Tom
Anderson, Betty Anshutz, Shirley Boggs, Carson Copeland, Doris
Dick, Helen Dobbs, Willa Mae Dungan, Rosemary Dustman, Naomi
Fisher, Margie Ferner, Dorothy Hiatt, Jane Jackson, Barbara McCreery,
Marjorie Maitlen, Louise Marvin, Mary Morrett, Gloria Noble, Wayne
Quate, Mary Joan Sheridan, Corinna Thomas, Jeanne Thompson,
Freddie Whitaker, Alice Wilson, Wanda Wright, Betty Zetterberg.
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Ah-ha-a-a-a-al Look What's next!
Here are the Bearcats, the fellows Who use
my na1ne. And what namesakes! Vkfhat
Cats! Champions all of them as far as
I'm concerned, but then l'm prejudiced.
Football, basketball, Wrestling, track, base-
ball, golf, intramurals-the Bearcats do
'gem all. And what's more, they do 'em well.
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In all the years l've watched Bearcat warriors
take the field, I've seen some of the best since the
coaching job was taken over by that sterling fellow,
Walt Fisher. Although he is known as the gloomiest
coach in the business, he has managed . . . just
barely managed . . . to annex the North Central
Conference championship for the past Hve years. Al-
though the Cats have been conference members for
thirteen years, their luck wasn't so good the rest of
the time . . . they had to share the title three years.
But Mr. Fisher just shakes his head and mutters that
the boys will have to do better or things will be
The tall man with the infectious grin is Coach
Antonini, the Purple and White wrestling mentor.
ln his spare time he also acts as assistant football
coach and track coach. I suppose you could call him
a 'Atriple threat" man, couldn't you? Under the
direction of this former All-American football player,
Central fellows are going places in the field of sports.
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Arthur E. Beckner
Well, he and his boys did it this year! For the nrst
time since 1938, the basketball quintet annexed the
sectional title. And what's more, those fellows
weren't stopped until the final game of the semi-
Hnals. Not bad for a second year at Central! But,
of cours-e, since Coach Beckner used to wear the
Purple and White himself as a star player on the
Bearcat five, it's no more than I expected of one of
my namesakes. I tell you, these Bearcat fellows of
mine certainly make the grade. Who Wouldn't, now
that I think about it, with me as an inspiration?
There I go. acting too modest again.
The newcomer to the coaching staff is this World
War II veteran, who came to Central upon the com-
pletion of his naval chores. I-Ie has taken over the
intramural league, which completed one of its most
successful seasons this year. I-Ie also supervises the
large gymnasium during the noon hour and aids with
other athletic problems around Central.
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Row l---Earl Blake, Paul Singer, Bob Perkins, Charles Spence, Bob Meadows, Jack Adams, Max Cox, Jacq
LaDuron, Frankie Hurst, George Yingst, A. J. Hall, Elwood Wegesin. Ray Reason, Fred Williams.
Row 2-Max Jackson Cmanagerj, Otis Edwards, Lewis Briggs, Charles Scott, Frank Cray, Bob Persinger,
David Coleman, Bill Abercrombie, John Cooper, Sidney Stafford, Jim Saunders, Jack McCurdy, Don Malott, Carl
Manis, Coach Fisher.
Row 3-Gene Dance, Harold Sulkey, Wayne Quate, Jim Acton, Bob Kuhns, Don Woods, Bill Fisher, Ed
Bird, Paul Abrams, Al Weil, Paul Gregory, Bill Zearbaugh, Tom Britt, Wilmuth Wills, John Brickley.
f WH Football Record for 1944
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4 20 H-Bearcats 53
25 H-Bearcats 32
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, Anderson 7
, Elwood 0
, Tech. of Indpls. 0
, Bloomington 19
27, New Castle 7
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Cats, Cats, all over the place . . . and what Cats! This year's Bearcat powerhouse took not
only the North Central Conference title for the fifth straight year, but laid claim to the myth-
ical state championship for the second time in the school's history. They did it by taking all
nine games on the schedule, piling up the amazing total of 392 points to the 57 scored by
the six teams able to cross their goal-line. Their average point total was 43.5 to their oppo-
nents' 6.3 per game. Are you surprised to know that I had to buy myself several new hats
during the season?
Did I say the Cats laid claim to the state title? Well, Jim Mitchell, AP sportswriter, gave
it to them at the end of the season. In his words, 'AThe Bearcats, in the humble opinion of
this scribe, proved themselves deserving of the crown by the manner in which they disposed
of their nine opponents . . . So-it's hail to Central of Muncie, holders of the mythical 1944
Indiana prep grid championship because the Bearcats had no ties and no narrow squeaksf'
Not only did the team reap honors, but acclaim came to individual members of the team.
Jackie Adams, the will-o-the-wisp left halfback, was picked for that berth on Heze
Clark's 1944 all-state high school team. Fisher also places him with Central's greats, because
he was given that position by Fisher and the faculty committee which chose Central's All-
Honor Team, 1927-1944. His speed, broken-Held running, passing, and kicking made him
a "four-threat" man.
Two of the others who rate top honors, as well as honorable mention on Central's all-
time team, are now doing their stuff for Uncle Sam's Navy. Captain Ed Bird and Harold
Sulkey are two of the boys who have exchanged football togs for Navy blues. Bird, center on
the team, was the backbone of the Cat defense. He played a head's-up ball game and was
always in there when needed. Sulkey, fullback, fulfilled all expectations by turning in a
superlative job. His sheer power and ability to drive made him one of the outstanding line-
plungers in high school football. He and Adams scored most of the Bearcat touchdowns.
Capt. Ed Bird Jack Adams Harold Sulkey
Center Left Halfback Fullback
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Bob Kuhns Bill Fisher
Gene Dance A. J. Hall
Don Wood Roy Bradford
The backfield was completed by Gene
Dance, quarterback, and A. J. Hall, right
half. Both men did excellent blocking
for Adams and Sulkey, ball carriers most
of the time. Dance sparked the team with
his all-round ability and quick thinking.
That versatile fellow, Senior President
Hall, demonstrated his ability to do many
things well by playing a 'line game
throughout the season. The backiield was
always a joy to watch since perfect block-
ing cleared the way for the line plunges.
Precision and smoothness characterized the
work of these men. H
However, don't think that the team had
only five stars. That Bearcat line, while
not signaled out for state attention, was
nevertheless a powerful factor at all times.
One of the linesmen was another member
of Central's all-time team. Of Bob Kuhns,
left end, Coach Fisher says that he is "the
best pass-receiving end I ever had."
Throughout the season Kuhns was always
there to take them right out of the air.
CPoet, am IU At the opposite end of the
line Gerald Marsh and Charles Spence al-
ternated at right end. Both were good
blockers and football stalwarts.
Guard positions were held down by Roy
Bradford and Don Wood. The former's
two-hundred-pound bulk formed a big
obstacle for anybody with ideas about get-
ting through the left side. Wood also
gave an equally good account of himself.
The line was completed by Elwood Wege-
sin and Bill Fisher, tackles. Both these
scrappy Cats carried on the Bearcat tradi-
tion. The latter is now in service, by the
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While the regular starting line-up
changed only occasionally because of in-
juries or other causes. the Bearcats who
substituted for the first-stringers had plenty
of ability. They played an excellent brand
of ball whenever given the opportunity,
as in the Elwood game. Among the senior
reserves who have doffed the Purple uni-
forms for the last time are Otis Edwards,
Cieorge Yingst, and Max Cox. Cox, who
is now in service, decided to complete his
work this year when it was found possible
for him to do so. He had been counted
as a starter for next year's squad.
This year's team was truly an unbeat-
able combination. The fellows formed a
huge, well-trained aggregation that didn't
know what it meant to give up. Each
man contributed his own brand of football
magic at the same time that he also knew
his work as a cog in a machine full of
power and drive. This ability to play as
a unit and yet to use special abilities when
the occasion called for them is another rea-
son why the 1944 team scored such a suc-
cess, And many people found their work
a joy to watch because record crowds at-
tended all home games.
Against better-than-average teams, the
Cats downed such outfits as Bloomington.
New Castle, Kokomo, Central of Port
Wayne, and Tech of Indianapolis by a
38.3 margin of victory. The narrowest
margin was the New Castle score of 27
to 7. Certainly the season was any coach's
dream. As for me, I purr proudly when
I think of all those fellows who made up
the team that gave me the best season in Otis Edwards George Yingst
man ears . Elwood Wegesin Charles Spence
Y Y ' Max Cox Paul Abrams
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Row l-Bob Kuhns, Harry Irwin, Marvin Fifer, Leonard Douthitt, Bob Barker.
Row 2-Rodney Million, Rex Leeka, Vaughn Smith, Bill Bogart, Joe Graham, Denver
Wooten, Bob Davis.
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time since 1938 but went on to take the regional and then adv nce ,refine e o th
semi-finals. While I was all prepared to walk to Indianapolis, I wasn' e
I'd rather wait until next year when I may be able to get enough gas to
already used my last shoe stamp anyway
Although a number of boys were in and out of the line up this season Ct eir uncle call
some of themj, Coach Beckner found capable replacements and toward the middle of the sea
son hit upon a starting five that produced some brilliant team work.
This was the Fifer-Barker-Kuhns-Douthitt-Irwin combination,
ive evenly-matched fellows who played a whale of a game when
they really started clicking. Each of them starred during the season
but they shone best as a team, Fifer was high-point man by the
close of the regular season.
When the boys took to the floor for the first time, it was
Friday, November 17, at the Field House against a fighting Union
City team that gave them plenty of trouble. The game was a battle
all the way, with Union City leading when but seconds were left.
Sulkey hit a foul shot to make it 28-27 just before the gun was
fired. Evidently they hadn't caught their breath yet by the time
they met New Castle the next week. On November 22, the
Trojans handed them defeat on a 29-22 platter.
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Above-Leonard Douthitt, Bob Kuhns, Harry lrwin.
Left-Bob Barker, Rex Leeka,
The Cats began to click two days later when the El-
wood Panthers tangled here in a cat-and-cat iight. Pifer
scored l7 of the team's 54 points, while the losers settled
for 23. An old foe of long standing was downed on
December l when the Cats gobbled up the Frankfort Hot
Dogs, 27-19. Richmond was the next victim when Fifer
again sparked the boys to a 39-27 victory. The unde-
feated Anderson Indians maintained a still unblemished
record the next night when they downed my boys by a
With four wins scored on the home Hoor, the Purple-
clads added a Hfth victory on December 15, when the Lo-
ganberries came to time. Life was just a bowl of cherries
for the Cats, 4l-28, as they broke Logansport's winning
streak. That old last-second jinx jumped up to plague
the feline warriors the next night on the Shelbyville court.
One of the Bears tossed in a foul shot with thirteen sec-
onds to go . . . result, 37-36. The final game of 1944
went to Fort Wayne on December 22, when a long and
high one was dropped in the basket by the Fort Wayne
quintet. This last-second stuff was beginning to get mo-
notonous, if you want to know. The Fort Wayne tally,
Hosts to the annual New Y-ear's Day tourney in the
Field House, the Bearcats remembered Emily Post and per-
mitted their guests to take first and second places. Frank-
fort downed Marion, 38-31, and Jeff of Lafayette repeated
the idea by dropping Central, 28-24, ln the consolation
game the boys downed Marion, 3l-23, while Jeff went
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Above-Vaughn Smith, Denver Wooten, Bill Bogart.
Right-Rodney Million, Bob Davis.
on to win the tourney. Since the weather was a mere
two below Zero, I really wasn't surprised that the boys
Weren't too hot. I was an icicle myself.
Cats tangled with Kats on January 5, but the wild
ones from Kokomo took a 38-32 victory. Sulkey was
gone from the line-up since he had enlisted in the Navy.
Then the boys snapped back into the win-column seven
days later when they went to town at Marion, 38-25.
Still winners on January 17, the local boys took the Tip-
ton battle, 34-26, in a strictly team-victory. In great form
two nights later at Lafayette, the Cats lassoed the Bron-
chos, 38-27, a fitting revenge for the January l defeat.
The Anderson Indians had to buy new headdresses
after their game with us on January 26, since the Cats
plucked them of the very last feather in their war bonnets.
For, lo, the poor Indians, 49-27. That last-second grem-
lin popped up again and allowed Tech of Indianapolis to
pull the game out of the fire in the closing seconds, 37-35.
Alexandria was added to the losing side on February 3,
in a slow 32-23 victory. The Cats had bounced back
into fighting trim the next week when they made the New
Castle quintet call A'Uncle" after a 40-32 count. And
then, before we realized it, the last game of the season was
here. And what a thriller of an overtime contest with
Richmond, won by the boys, 42-40.
Then the tournaments! Sectional winners, regional
winners, and on to the semi-finals! As I said once before,
boy, oh boy, what an outfit! Nice going, fellers.
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Row 1-Elwood Wegesin, 145 pounds: Robert Blackmer, 118: Joe Crouse, 118: William Hanks, 132,
Charles King, 103: Jimmy Tolliver, 132: Marlin Harris, 112: Captain Ray Reason, 154.
Row 2-Richard Wing, 138, Kent Hugus, 145, Roy Bradford, heavy: Louie Briggs, 175: Gene Dance, 165:
Bill Lyons, 154: Jim Acton, 165.
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Bearcats ,.,... .,,.. 3 0 Marion ..,....,,. .,,.,. l 1
Bearcats ,..,,, ..... 6 Southport ...,,, ,...,. 2 O
Bearcats ...... ..... 2 8 New Castle ...,,. ..,. 6
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Bearcats ,,.,.. ..... 9 Southport ...... ...... 2 1
Here are the matmen of Central, and I promise not to make the corny pun you think I'll
make. Fifteen fellows have worked under the direction of Coach Ettore Antonini this year.
While the record of two wins and four losses does not sound too promising, you'll appreciate
some of a coach's difficulties when I tell you that some of the boys who began the season are
now wrestling with army and navy problems. Since many of the present squad are under-
classmen, I can always look forward to the future with confidence.
The Bearcats were hosts to the little state meet in the Central gymnasium on February 16
and 17, with the first and second places going to Crawfordsville and Bloomington. The lo-
cal boys came in third. In the state meet held at Crawfordsville, Central placed sixth with
a total of 28 points. Capt. Ray Reason won iirst place in the 154-pound class to annex our
only individual state championship. He bested an East Chicago boy counted one of the best
athletes at the meet. Other state placements were made by Charles King, second in the 103-
pound class: Bill Abercrombie, third in the 138-pounders.
These boys train constantly without gaining too much public acclaim from local fans but
that doesn't prevent them from doing their best for Central. Three cheers for my Bearcat
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April lO H Central-Anderson,
April Zl H Muncie Relays
April 24 H Central-Richmond
April 28 T Kokomo Relays
May 4 T Big Ten Meet CTech of Indianapolis, hostj
May ll H Sectional Meet CBurris School, hostj
Spring and the usual call for trackmen found several veterans answering Coach Antonini's
summons. Among the men who had participated last year were Jack Adams, low hurdles
and half-mile relay: Fred Randall, 440-yard dash and half-mile relay: Jim Saunders, dashes,
Gene Martin, 880-yard run and mile relay, Vaughn Smith, pole vault and high hurdles: Bill
Abercrombie, mile. Since these boys were members of a team which took the sectional meet
and placed third in the North Central aifair, prospects for this year were promising.
The track season started out with the annual interclass meet, winners to name the Relays
Queen. In spite of Jack Adams and his 26M points, the seniors were edged out by the jun-
iors, who scored a total of 46 points. Nominations for the queen's role were made by the
junior contestants, and when the voting was over and counted, Beverly Armstrong, a mighty
pretty little brunette, was the reigning monarch, Her attendants were Annabelle Halliday and
Shurley Lee. They made a very pretty trio as they presided at the Muncie Relays and handed
out smiles and trophies to all the winners. I don't think any of the boys minded a bit, either.
Of course, I expect the boys to garner plenty of wins this spring, For when it comes to
athletics, those Bearcats of mine are pretty good, even if I do say so myself,
Row l-Karl Mudge, Bob Shively, Art Langdon, Gene Dance, Herman Margell, Diamond Hays, Gene Cole-
man, Bob Pouch.
Row 2--Paul Adams, Leroy Mclngle, .Iames Saunders, Fred Randall, Don Powell, Charles Powell, Vaughn
Row 3-Jim Stewart, Charles Bradford, Bob Adams, Abraham Cooper, Howard Jones, Jack Adams, Eugene
Martin, London Feemster.
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Row 1-Bob Grant, Burl Keys, Don Malott, Wayne Kelley, Max
Jordan, Rodney Million, Gene McDonald, John Hampton.
Row 2-Louis Briggs, Bob Ross, Denver Wooten, James Tolliver,
Bob Kuhns, Grant Thomas, Fred Robling, Paul George, Joe Dooley.
Row 3-John Lappin, manager, A. J, Hall, Richard Beall, Elwood
Wegesin, Wilbur Danner, Don Grundy, James Reed, Marion Gibson,
Charles Bird, Paul Abrams, Charles Scamihorn,
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year's outfit remained and one of them, Bob Kuhns, was called into the army before the sea-
son was long under way, But prospects for a good season were evident in workouts.
1 H Anderson
5 T North Central Conference, Marion
8 T Richmond
15 T Anderson
22 H Richmond
26 T State Meet, Tech
For the first time in many years, the
Bearcats were represented on the links.
Working out under the direction of Million.
Coach Fred Bogart, the fellows offered
Row 1-Diamond Hays, John Hazelton, Rodney
Row 2-George Knopp, Dick Herbert, A. J, Hall,
Row 3--Jack Karlen, Don Herbert, Charles Maddox,
some keen competition. Lguig Jaffe,
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Not all the Bearcats are on the
varsity squads, for here are boys
who participate in Central's intra-
mural basketball program, directed
by Coach Alvy Havens. Twelve
teams began league play this winter,
and when the end of regular play
was reached, four teams were tied
for first place. The Whiz Kids, the
Speed Kids, the Bluebirds, and the
Bingo Five each had won nine
games and lost two. To decide the
champion of champions, a four-
team tourney was held. ln the
semi-finals the Bluebirds lost to the
Whiz Kids, while the Bingo Five
took the count from the Speed
Kids. The final game saw the Kids
victorious, 31-26, with a record of
ll victories and 2 defeats for a per-
centage of .846.
The champions appear in the top
photograph. Mike Elliott and
George Madix are in the front row.
In the second are Dick Penny, Jack
Adams, Bob Cunningham, Bill
Hanks. By the way, some of these
boys are members of last year's
Whiz Kids, who placed second in
the tourney then.
In the center picture is the all-
league team picked by Coach
Havens. ln the first row are Bob
Cunningham, Jack Adams, Wayne
Kelley: second row, Fred Randall,
Gerry Hennigan, Coach Havens:
third row, Don Bonnell, John Ware.
Hennigan and Cunningham are lirst-
team forwards: Randall, center:
Adams, guard, Boys on the second
team included Kelley, forward:
Bonnell, center, Ware, guard. Tol-
liver and Covington are not shown.
The Speed Kids, runnersfup, in-
clude Gerry Hennigan. Joe Crouse,
first row, John Ware, Don Bon-
nell, Don Anderson, Ed Ebrite,
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I-low time flies, or am I being too origi-
nal? Anyhoo, here's the record of events
for l944-l945 at Central. Wish there
was space to record all the chatter and chaff,
but I hafta stop some place, so long as it
isn't Andy's office. Here's What's been
cookin' around the place.
Senior Career Day Chairmen
Hooray, schoo1's open again. I get awfully lonesome
for the Jills and Jacksons during the summer. Lotsa
things are cookin' . . . we have the 9A's with us.
there's a new R.O.T.C. unit at Central, and we play
the New Castle Trojans tonight .... Later: The men
in the Trojan horse had nothing on the Cats tonight
as they invaded New Castle territory time and again to
score 33 points to the 9 scored by their opponents. Nice
start for the year, I'd say. '
Activity-ticket books go on sale today. And what a
line-up of eventsl Seems to indicate a busy year.
After a rousing pep session, the first of the year, the
Cats clawed the Redskins from Anderson to the sweet
tune of 46-7. Are those boys going places, or are they?
'Long about here I ought to take time to mention those
vocational carpentry boys of mine who spent the summer
working on the new Blaine cafeteria. They've finished
a lot of the work but still have a few more things to
do. Bearcats shine in many activities, didn't I always
The seniors might just as well have named their all-
school dance after the Tech game tonight the "Victory
Parade" instead of the "Pigskin Parade." For it was a
parade, as the Cats defeated the Indianapolis team by a
The birthday of James Whitcomb Riley, Indiana's own,
was observed today with a special assembly at which
Dr. George Davis of Purdue spoke. He recited a number
of Riley favorites.
During the fifth period today. one of the activity-ticket
numbers was given by Dr. A. B. Keeler of Mexico City.
who discussed our southern neighbor and showed an
interesting film of life south of the border.
The Bearcats are going at such a pace, so I suppose that's
why we took time out today to attend a Fire Prevention
Centralites give generously to the Community War
Fund and the total is S21 1.74. Not bad, says I.
The first of the R.G.T.C. uniforms appear in our halls.
The fellows look as if they were ready to lead a fashion
parade of their own. Hope those shirt-buttons are sewed
on tightly because I've noticed a lot of mighty puffed-out
"To the Ladies," the story of the WACS told in film,
was shown to Central senior girls by local WAC recruit-
Local CAP oliicials were in charge of an Air Force pro-
gram held today for boys between 17 and 18 years of
20. Hearing and vision tests given to Centralites today.
Have to see that these people are healthy and full of vim
Twenty-five Red Cross boxes for children in the liber-
ated countries were filled by Central students, one-half
by the modern living classes and one-half by the senior
class. Wait a minute . . . half of twenty-five is twelve
and a half . . . does that mean when each group did
half, it also did half of another box? Or . . . oh, well,
the big idea is that twenty-five boxes were filled. CAP
tests given today, too.
Number of Central boys sign applications for air combat
crew training in the U. S. Navy.
27. Guess what happens now? The teachers go to In-
dianapolis, and the students . . . go about their own
business. except for the Robed Choir members who go
to Indianapolis Friday night to sing with a statc choral
Why is it that so many of my brightest people seem to
think that grade day is one of those "surprise package"
events? NVho's kidding whom? fSee. I remember some-
thing of correct usage.J
First junior class assembly so that class can take a look
at officers and council and such.
Football season closes with nine wins, no losses, and
an average score per game of 43.6 points. See, Fisher, 1
told you the boys were good.
Another all-school dance, this time with the juniors as
Central begins its observance of American Education
Week with short talks over PA system each morning by
speech class students.
Sophomores gather for a class sing. I managed by exert-
ing all of my strength to keep the roof on the audi-
torium, but it's a good thing they don't sing too often.
Underclassmen all slicked up today, and 1 remember that
their pictures for the Magician are being made. Is it
time for that book again?
Patriotic program in the auditorium. And I know that
everybody was wishing the same thing I was . . . that
one of these days soon, we again observe the days of
peace. The Junior Red Cross enrollment drive this week
The annual championship banquet to award the North
Central Conference trophy to the Bearcats was held at
the Y.M.C.A. tonight. Suggestions made that the Bear-
cats be given a permanent award so that the crowd could
go to one of the other towns for a change.
Members of the senior council named today. Now, watch
the seniors begin to make the fur liy .... On second
thought, I don't like that figure of speech.
Mr. Cooley dedicates the music department Service Flag
at the first performance of the department's fall concert
held tonight in the auditorium.
Naomi Fisher. editor of the Munsonian, explains plan
to send a special Christmas edition of the paper to all
Centralites now in service, the cost to be met by pro-
ceeds of the fall concert in its second performance tonight.
Basketball takes the center of the stage as the Cat quintet
meets Union City at the Field House tonight. A nip-and-
tuck affair with the Cats coming out with a two-point
First R.O.T.C. Corps Day. Are those boys somethin'!
Students in the speech and music classes present the
annual Thanksgiving program today.
25. Thanksgiving vacation.
Otto Schact, pianist, is heard in a lecture-recital today by
Local R.O.T.C. advisory committee holds an important
meeting in Mr. Allman's office. The community co-
operation and support for our newest organization is
certainly appreciated by me and all the rest of my outfit.
Senior dramatics class presents the one-act play, "Dark-
ness," before a 9A assembly. Could you say they threw
some light on the subject this time? All right, I only
Seniors skate at Gibson's from 7 to 10 o'clock. And
that was too long for some of them, who grew so tired
of skating in the usual fashion that they tried their own
style . . . a slightly backward one, if you ask me.
Gosh, I bet I never manage to get out of bed tomorrow
. Dauber Club presents the excellent Paderewski film.
"Moonlight Sonata," for members. Strange to think
that the shadow still continues to play the living music.
The Honor Society holds its first initiation of the year.
Art students finish wrapping more than 200 Red Cross
packages destined for hospitalized service men in Indiana
Senior class jewelry arrives! And it seems to me that
some of it changed hands-or fingers-mighty quick.
Some of the girls also became pinups, too.
Senior dramatics class presents "The Birds' Christmas
Carol," previously given for an AAUW' meeting. The
old familiar story still has a wide appeal.
Members of the Munsonian staff mail many hundreds of
the Christmas issue to Centralites in the armed forces.
Vocal students combine forces to present the Christmas
oratorio, "The Messiah," in the High Street Methodist
Students gather to sing Christmas carols from 8:15 to
8:30 in the auditorium.
Griffin Stephenson, art
Christmas music on the Kitselman Memorial organ this
morning. School closes today for the annual two-week
Christmas vacation. See you all next year.
teacher, plays a program of
School opens again. Can't say I'm sorry, either, because
I like to be with my friends.
Definitely it's a new year because the senior committee
to select Commencement invitations made its choice
today . . . just think, only five months more. . . .
Certainly Commencement is on its way, for today seniors
were measured for caps and gowns. Pretty soon senior
photos for the Magician will be taken, and then I'll
really be aware of flitting time.
Archibald Gilchrist, an Australian newspaper man, speaks
to the students about the role of the Pacific in the post-
war world. Since the Rotary Club sponsored his appear-
ance, I wonder if I should have spelled it "roll"? CI
hate myself when I write stuff like that.j
Dauber Club opens an exhibit of paintings by Francis
F. Brown, Ball College art teacher.
The school was saddened to hear today of the death of
Clyde Wellinger, a member of the Central faculty for
shock it will be to those
twenty-five years. What a
former students of his, now in the services, with whom
20. Seniors present two performances of the annual class
play, "June Mad."
Girls were awarded Red Cross certificates in nutrition
today in a special assembly at which Dr. L. A. Pittenger,
president emeritus of Ball State, spoke.
James Ellingwood, New York state secretary of the
Y.M.C.A., speaks at a special assembly.
No Young Park, Chinese author, is the second in the
Rotary-sponsored panel to be heard by Centralites.
i'Two times two is four . . . or at least I hope it
is . . ." just about describes the state of mind of the
seniors today as they took the regular math tests to
see who gets to stay after school for the next several
First semester ends. Only eighteen more weeks until
I see the end of another school year.
Second semester opens and for the first time in many
years, no new l0B's. I mean, we have them but they've
been here for a semester so that sorta takes the newness
off, doesn't it? . . . Mrs. Nay, after twenty-live years
at Central, takes a leave of absence for this semester ....
Mr. Anderson, assuming all attendance supervision, moves
to expanded quarters on the first floor in order to take
care of all new customers.
30. The 9A's entertain with their class play, "Are You
Mr. Butterworth?" Well, are you?
Seniors dance at the Y.W.C.A. tonight.
If Mr. Dailey seems distracted these days, remember he
just became a father yesterday.
l5. Music students appear in their annual extravaganza,
Cats close basketball season with a 42-40 win over the
Richmond Red Devils. They end up in fourth place
in the North Central rating. Not bad, says I.
The first Senior Career Confe'rence Day is held for local
seniors and those from Burris and Delaware County
schools. Through the cooperation of Muncie civic clubs
and other organizations, an imposing list of speakers
was presented during the day. Seniors were unanimous
in declaring it one of the most important events on the
Sectional opens tonight, but Bearcats play first game
tomorrow morning .... Salom Risk, the Syrian Yan-
kee, came to Central for a return engagement today.
THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT! THE BEARCATS
TOOK THE FIRST SECTIONAL SINCE 1938!
WHATTA TEAM! Now that I've caught my breath,
I can add that they defeated Center, Yorktown, Burris,
and Royerton to annex the title.
At first I couldn't figure out why everybody was whis-
pering around the school this morning. Then when I
tried to talk, I discovered I had no voice either. That
last game with Royerton did it. I yelled myself horse
. . . Imean, hoarse.
AND THE CATS TAKE THE REGIONAL! YIPPEE,
OR SHOULD I SAY MEOXV? Richmond fell by the
wayside by a 39-25 score in the afternoon and Lewisville
took the count that night, 4l-29. On to the semi-finals,
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5-9. During the annual Red Cross Drive, Centralites contrib-
uted a total of 3282.10
The boys take Auburn during the afternoon game of the
semi-final. But Huntington proves too much to handle
in the night game . . . score, 37-42. But those fellows
deserve the name of Bearcat all right. And I'm doggone
proud of them . . . or should I say I'm catgone proud
of them? I don't like that word "dog."
C. E. Belzer does some interesting experiments for the
Sophomores hear firsthand account of the war from Miss
Hilda Beal, a teacher from England.
If you see students frothing at the mouth for the next
few days, don't be disturbed . . . they're just trying
to blow some bubbles of their own after seeing 'iBubbles
Today is the first meeting of Central's rehabilitation
committee, named CI quotej "to make plans and devise
procedures for aiding discharged service men who come
to Central for help with problems of rehabilitation"
fclose quoted. Mr. Anderson heads the committee.
The Central Athletic Board announces that 515,000 from
receipts of Bearcat athletic contests has now been set
aside for the building fund to be used to construct a
stadium on the east side of the North Walnut Street Field.
See what the Bearcat warriors accomplish!
Students contribute to the three-day sale of Easter seals
sponsored by the Society for Crippled Children.
-23. Juniors present their version of "Brother Goose."
Spring has nnally arrived. Just look at the faraway
Anna Bird Stewart, authority on Shakespeare, speaks at
an activity-ticket assembly. She also speaks to several
classes, and when several would-be writers heard that
she revised one manuscript more than forty times, they
definitely decided to be wrong and not write.
More pencils were forgotten or lost or misplaced today!
But we are told that the new pencil machine installed
by the Munsonian did a rushing business. Miss Edwards
wanted to see how it worked, too.
28-30. Hi-Y sponsors highly successful pre-school services
from 7:45 to 8:05 each morning as a part of the Central
observance of Holy Week.
Naomi Fisher wins the Rotary Club speech contest.
Central vocal groups present "The Seven Last Words of
Christ" for the entire student body at services held at
the High Street Church.
2-6. Spring vacation for everybody but the Magician staff.
College Conference Day for the seniors.
Dauber Club dance.
The Laubins present their interpretative dances of the
American Indians as the last scheduled attraction on the
The local chapter of Quill and Scroll is installed at a
banquet held today with Eugene C. Pulliam, owner of
the Indianapolis Star and the Muncie Star, as speaker.
School is rapidly nearing its close, for here it is time
for the annual Junior-Senior Prom. The juniors make
line hosts, Alan Hoff and his band play at the Masonic
Temnle, scene of the dance,
V-E Day! One more to go.
Those music students again, this time with their spring
Now, I know graduation is near for today the seniors
entertain their mothers at the annual tea.
Today, the annual Honor Awards assembly sponsored
by the Honor Society is held. And a mighty fine showing
do all the honored Centralites make!
Decoration Day . . . and I can't prevent myself from
thinking of the graves of the Centralites scattered all over
The seniors dine at their annual class banquet.
School days are over for the seniors as they gather to
hear Dr. Henry Hitt Crane of Detroit, the Commence-
School closes for the rest of us, but it'll only be three
months until most of you return. I'll be waiting for you!
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a Bearcat, I might be getting a little tired just now, too. But when did a Bearcat ever give up
anyway? Besides, I want you to meet the people who helped me to show you around the
place. COh, they assisted me just a litt1e.j
Chief helpers on this trip are the four you see here with me. The three fair young ladies
fyuwekumj formed the board in charge of editorial Work. The young man CHiya, Jack-
sonlj was the busy, and I do mean busy, business manager. Lucille Rhinehart and Florine
Stoner directed the general editorial staff, while Nadine Benne was the artist who did my por-
traits, helped to plan the layouts, and designed the cover. Jack Munson headed the business
Jack Munson Lucille Rhinehart, Florine Stoner, Nadine Benne.
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Row l--Barbara Sherman, Bette Devers, Maxine Mapes, Mary Ann Slinger, Marjorie Pierson.
Row 2-Violet Booher, Zola Benner, Joanne Beatson, Caroline Wilson.
Row 3-Betty Young, Tommy Lou Ware, Margaret Simpson.
Since all copy is prepared by the editorial staff, you can see that the editorial trio kept mighty
busy. Some of those nights when they worked until 10 o'clock, I thought I wouldn't be able
to keep up with them. When they had to work during spring vacation . . . well! And the
work-scheduling, re-scheduling, checking, re-checking, identifying, typing, editing, planning
layouts, pasting, trimming photos, running here and there, and lastly, sometimes eating ham
sandwiches. While Lucille, Florine, and Maxine were doing that, Nadine was busy at her
drawing board. Of course, I spent a lot of my time posing, but I kept an eye on the others,
Other students who worked on the editorial staff included Maxine Mapes, editorial assist-
ant: Betty Young, Georganna Harmison and Margaret Simpson, senior picture schedules and
underclass pictures: Joanne Beatson, Barbara Sherman, Caroline Wilson, snapshots: Tommy
Lou Ware, calendar: Mary Ann Slinger, organizations: Charles Van Cleve, sports statistics:
Al Weil, some organization writeups. Juniors who helped senior staff members were Jane
Jackson, Martha Banta, and Naomi Fisher. In my spare time I dashed oi? the continuity.
Jack Munson, the business manager, also had a number of helpers. Working with him on
advertising were Marjorie Pierson and Don Beaman. Zola Benner took care of the bookkeep-
ing, and did a swell job, too. Bette Devers headed the subscription salesmen: Joann Bragg,
Clarence Vardaman Che sold books before he left for Uncle Sam's outfitj, Violet Booher,
Jeanne Furnish, Mary Katherine Grover, and Jo Ann Kinzie.
Faculty sponsors were Miss Jewel Standerford, editorial: J. Carl Humphrey, business:
Griffin Stephenson, art.
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All organizations, school board, supervisors, athletics, senior officers, Mr. Anderson, and staff.
Faculty groups and photos used on pages 6 and 7, football action shots, and wrestling team.
Field House on page 79.
J. CARL HUMPHREY
Picture of Miss Tuhey on page 48.
Mr, Wellinger on page 57.
J. E. SANDERS
Mrs. Nay on page 4.
Football squad on page 82: Career Day group on page 95.
IDENTIFICATIONS FOR PHOTOS ON DIVISION PAGES
Page 6-A. J. Hall, senior president.
Page 7-Central Oflicers.
Row l--Juanita Jones, junior treasurer: Naomi Fisher, junior secretary: Mary Kay
Grover, senior secretary: Jeanne Helton, sophomore secretary.
Row 2-Don Beaman, senior vice-president: Dick Beeson, junior president: Hubert
Austin, junior vice-president: Joe Ward, sophomore president.
Page 48-Miss Blanch E. Tuhey, senior class sponsor.
Page 49-Senior sponsors and advisors.
Row l-Miss Mary E. Wade, Miss Ella Hollenback. Miss Eleanor J. Bly Cacting
class sponsorj, Miss Katherine E. King Csocial sponsorj. Miss Margaret E. Ryan, Miss
Charline Jamieson, Mrs. Helen Pennington.
Row 2-Robert Colvin financial sponsorj, W. L. Howard, Miss Dorothy
Kreiger, Harold V. Anderson.
Page 58-Girls Trio: Dorothy Buckles, Pat Montgomery, Ann Irving.
Page 59-R.O,T.C. Oliicers and Non-Coms.
Row l-Lt. Col. C. J. Quinlan, Major Ben Janney, Capt. Ed Ebrite, Capt.
Richard Edwards, First Lt. Wayne Quate, Second Lt. Bob Moore, Second Lt. Wendell
Poland. Second Lt. William Moler.
Row 2-Sgt. James Preble, Sgt. Ralph Pinney, TfSgt Bob Kelsey, TfSgt Bill
King, TfSgt. Tom Terrell, SfSgt. Dick Evans, SfSgt. Rodney Million, SfSgt. Bill
Row 3-SfSgt. Bill Williams, SfSgt. Bob Rinker, SfSgt. Lynn Stuart. SfSgt.
Hubert Austin, SfSgt. Jack Cronin, SfSgt. Phil Bayless, SfSgt. Bob Koontz, SfSgt.
John Clayton, SfSgt. Bill Spurgeon.
Row 4-SfSgt. Bill Basinger, sfsgr, Bill Engelbrecht, SfSgt. Lyle Jacobs, Sgt.
Sam Slack, Sgt. Charles Chesnut, Sgt. Kenneth Robinson, Sgt. Bill Lyons, Sgt. John
Reed, Sgt. Jack Limbert. '
Row 5-Sgt. Richard Smith, Sgt. Jack Adams, Sgt. Charles Maddox, Sgt. John
Wright, Sgt. Edward Stahl.
Row 6-Sgt. Jack Collins, Sgt. Delmar Roundtree, Sgt. Howard Conner, Sgt.
Don Swanger, Sgt. Joe Vlaskamp, Sgt. John Turner,
Page 78-Left Halfback Jackie Adams.
Page 79-North Walnut Street Field House.
Page 94-Students going to Good Friday services at High Street Church.
Page 95-Chairmen for Senior Career Day.
Row l-Pat Taylor, Florence Arthur, Leona Floyd, Barbara Tyler, Lois Earley,
Jane Ellen White, Dorothy Morrow, Florence Wood, Pat Thomas.
Row 2-Ben Janney, Bob Singer, Dick Bibler, Dick Beeson, Richard Bergdoll,
Don Beaman, Betty Mae Potts, Marcile Metsker, Genelda Schultz.
Row 3-Gloria Rector, Juanita Hurst, Mary Louise Draves, Doris Barb-:r, Martha
Ebrite, Patricia Deerr.
Row 4-Tommy Lou Ware, Mary Kay Grover, Diamond Hays, Herman Margell,
Q. Hall, Phil Bayless, John Hazelton, Eugene Lacy, Joe Bailey, Lynn Stuart, Norma
Row 5-Bill Brophy, Gerry Hennigan, Nelson Zetterberg, Bob Gentry.
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