Muncy High School - Canusarago Yearbook (Muncy, PA)
- Class of 1942
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THE SENIOR CLASS
MUNCYfMUNCY CREEK HIGH SCHUOL
J A A A as
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LAURA ANNE WEAVER
1882 - 1941
With Grateful Memories
I am happy to have this privilege of
extending my greetings to the students
and friends of the Muncy-Muncy Creek
Schools through the pages of Canusara-
go. This yearbook is a valuable record
of the school year, and forms a real
contribution to the life of' our school.
Much care and eEort have been ex-
pended in its preparation, and I be-
speak for it a hearty reception on the
part of every student and friend of the
Ernest H. Engelhardt
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Muncy-Muncy Creek High School
This beautiful building of mountain stone stands as a fitting monument to the
pride our people have shown in cultural advancement and houses years of tradition
in educational achievements. We may be justly proud of our building and all that
it stands for.
Muncy-Muncy Creek Ioint Board of Education
President ...... ....... J . Rollin Ebner
Vice President . .. . . . Robert Plankenhorn
Secretary .... ..... H oward C. Opp
Treasurer . . . . . . George W. Crawford
Member .. ......,. Robert Brass
" ......... Wilbert Reeder
. . . . .William J. R. Murray
. . . . .Dr. Paul R. Seibert
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John C. Clendenin
B.S., Mansfield State Teachers Col-
lege: University of Virginia:
Fred W. Kistler
B.S., Bloomsburg State Teachers Col-
B.A., Bucknell University.
L. A. Girven
B.S., Pennsylvania State College.
D. E. Womer
BS. and M.S., Pennsylvania State Col-
B.S., Mansfield State Teachers Col-
lege: M.S. and B.S., Bucknell Uni-
l3.S., Bloomsburg State Teachers Col-
D. M. Bitler
Teachers College: Bucknell Univer-
Junior High School English.
B.A., Wilson College.
B.S., University of Illinois.
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Muncy Normal: Bucknell University.
Mary Ellen Waldron
Junior High Mathematics.
B.S., Westchester State Teachers Col-
Mansfield State Teachers College.
M.A., New York University.
Bloomsburg State Hospital.
FS., Westchester State Teachers Col
B.S., Shippensburg State Teachers Col-
I I I I fi CANUSARAGO V I I I Il
Top row: Frances Kschinka, Althea Brelsford, Mae Stahl, Alice Young, Mary
Goodenow, Mazie Dice.
Bottom row: Martha Koons, Marjorie Young, Eda Bessie Beilhartz, Anna Banzhaf, Ida
Hoffman, Lottie Shook.
Martha Koons . . . . . . .1 A
Mazie B. Dice... .....lZ
Mary B. Goodenow ... . . . .2 A
Eda Bessie Beilhartz . . . . . . .2 M
Ida G. Hoffman .... .... 2 Z
Mae Stahl ...... .... 3 A
Lottie Shook . . .... 3 Z
Marjorie Young .. .... 4 A
Alice Allen ...... ..... 4 Z
Althea Brelsford . . . .. . .5 A
Anna Banzhaf ..... .... 5 Z
Catherine Skougor . , . . . . .6 A
Frances Kschinka . . . . . . . .6 Z
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THE MEANING DF CANUSARAGO
HC ll was an aboriginal name for what is new called Muncy
Creek and is the earliest name preserved and handed down
to us on good authority. In 1737, Conrad Weiser, the
celebrated Indian interpreter and guide, reported this name as it was pronounced by
the Indians of his generation. In the proper interpretation of the syllables of the Iro-
quoian dialect, he had the assistance of the Iroquois chief, S-hikellimy, who was with
him at the time. Weiser's journal was written in German and later translated by Dr.
Muhlenburg, a man of great learning and knowledge of Indian languages. It then
found its way into Schoolcraft's great work and throughout its many editions, the
spelling of Canusarago still conforms to that given above.
In 1755, Weiser again passed this way and upon reaching the mouth of what is
now Muncy Creek, he again calls it Canusarago and writes in his journal: "And as
we passed Canusarago, where a town now is," and again, speaking of the inhabitants,
i'They are chiefly Swhowones fShawaneesJ and Chickasaws. There are about 20 men
in the town when they are all at home." Evidently upon his first visit, the village-
site on the rock to the north of the Creek's mouth had been unoccupied. It was now
tenanted by a mixed population from various roving tribes. While the name of this
town in Weiser's day was Iroquoian Cindicating a previous outpost settlementl it
doubtless was originally a Susquehannock town with a name now lost to us.
The quotation above is dwelt upon as the term Canusarago, in the Iroquois lan-
guage, signifies a "Town on a Rock of a high place." It is from the word "Canada,"
a town, "Ar," a rock, and "Ago," a place. Those acquainted with the character and
lay of the land at Hthe pointw will readily see the application of this description. The
deduction is, that the Iroquoian town on this rocky height gave its own name to the
In 1768, the first surveys were made in the valley, at which time, the beautiful
name of Muncy was definitely attached, first to Muncy Manor, then to the Creek, to
Samuel Wallis' plantation, to the Fort Muncy, to the valley and lastly in 1826, to
the present town of Muncy and the almost equally beautiful name, Canusarago, was
forgotten. It was not that there was anything in the name lVluncy to characterize any
of these except that a tribe of Indians called Muncies, Monseys, or more correctly
Minsies, was found there, temporarily residing, at the time that the pioneers came.
This was not their permanent home. They were here under the direction and orders
of the powerful Iroquoian Confederacy.
T. K. Wood.
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Donald Baker Byron Dugan Hannah Reeder
President Vice President
Anderson, Carl Larue
"Anderson" Commercial: Intramural
Sports l, 23 Stamp Club 1-Will 4.
Andrews, Harold Elmer
"Andy." Commercial: Football 2, 3.
4: Club 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3,l4:
Class Song 4: Baseball 1, A23 Junior
Burgess Halloween 4: Senior Mem-
ber Athletic Council 4g Scoop Staff
4: Volley Ball 1, 2, 4.
Baker, Donald Reeder
"Doc," Academic: Football 3, 4:
Science Club 2: Editor-in-Chief Scoop
4: Junior Borough Treasurer 2: Class
President: Stamp Club l: School
Play, "Charm School" 2.
"Bay," Commercial: Stamp Club 1:
Pledge 4: Science Club 2.
Bennett, Beryl Mae
"Bennie," Commercial: Librarian 4:
Intramural Sports 2, 3, 4.
Billhime, Elizabeth Ann
"Bicldy." Academic: Librarian 3:
Tri-Hi-Y President 2: Scoop Staff 4:
Personality Club lg Intramural Sports
2, 3: Invitation Committee 4: Yearbook
Editor 4: Class History 4.
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Bower, Betty Jane
"Bower," Academic: Cheerleader 3, 4:
Captain 4: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2, 3: Dra-
matics Club 1: Orchestra 3, 4: High
School Band 4: Glee Club 2: Intra-mur-
al Sports 1, 2, 3. 4: Scoop Staff 41 Coun-
cil of Hallowe'en 2: Class Yell 42
Class Will 4.
Bruch, Mary Augusta
"Bruchie." Academic: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2,
3: Drum and Bugle Corps 1, 2, 33 Per-
sonality Club 1: Intramural Sports 1, 2.
3, 4: Scoop Staff 4: Junior Officer at
Halloween 4: Gym Club 3: Class Day
Decorating 4: Librarian 3, 4.
Champlin, Ruth Mary
"Champ." Academic: Varsity Basket-
ball 1, 2: Intramural Sports 1, 2, 4: Tri-
Hi-Y Club 2, 3: Drum and Bugle Corps
1, 2, 3: Class Editor Yearbook 4: Scoop
Staff 4: Gym Club 3: Librarian 4: Dra-
matics Club 1: Class Day Decorating.
Donaldson, Doris Louise
"Dee" Commercial: Drum and Bugle
Corps 1, 2. 3: Treasurer Tri-Hi-Y 2:
Glee Club 1, 2: Scoop Editor 4: Busi-
ness Manager of Yearbook 41 Intra-
mural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4: Record Com-
mittee 4: Dramatics Club 1.
Drick, Mary Reichard
"Drickie." Academic: President Dra-
matics Club 1: Glee Club 2: Tri-Hi-Y
Club 2: Scoop Staff 4: Intramural
Sports 1: Invitation Committee 4: Class
Song 4: Class Poem 4.
Dugan, By ron Michael
"Duggie." Commercial: Football 1. 2,
3, 4: Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4: Captain 4:
Club 1, 2, 3, 4: President 4: F.
F. A. 1, 2: Town Cop Halloween 4:
Prophecy 4: Vice President 4.
Feigles, Eleanor Louise
"Fig." Commercial: Cheerleader 3, 4:
Drum and Bugle Corps l: Dramatics
Club 1: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2: Intramural
Sports l. 4: Scoop Staff 4: Class Yell
and Will 4.
Frey, George Allen
"Frey." Commercial: Stamp Club 1:
Intramural Sports 1: Class Day Deco-
Fry, Isabell Bertha
"Isabell," Commercial: Dramatics
Club 1: Study Club 2: Class Song 4.
Gardner, Arlene Leona
"Gardner" Commercial: Intramur-
al Sports 1, 2, 3, 4: Class Song 4.
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Gottschall, Charles Leon
"Salty." Commercial: Football 1, 2, 3,
4: Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4: Baseball 2, 3:
Club 3, 4: Stamp Club 1: Pro-
Grow, Martha Louise
"Sis," Commercial: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2:
Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4: Class His-
tory 4: Twirling Club 1, 2, 3.
Hall, Elizabeth Melvina
"Hally." Academic: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2,
3: Orchestra 3. 4: Bend 4: Glee Club 1,
2: Scoon Stal? 4: Class Song 4: Dra-
matics Club 1: Intramural Sports 1, 2.
Hill, Richard Franklin
"Rich." Commercial: Baseball 3, 4:
Basketball 4: Intramural Trophy 1:
Volley Ball 1, 2, 4: Class History 4.
Hitesman, James Taggart
"Jim." Commercial: Football 1, 2, 3,
4: Basketball 1. 2. 3: "M" Club 2, 3,
4: Intramural Sports: Class Song 4:
Houseknecht, Robert Kepner
"Bob." Commercial: Class Day Dec-
"Johnnv," Academic: Basketball 2, 3:
Class Will 4.
Kepner. Evelyn Mae
"KeDDY-" Commercial: Dramatics Club
1: Study Club 2: Class Prophecy 4: In-
tramural Sports 4.
Kift, Philip Sayre
"Phil." Commercial: Wrestling 1, 2, 3,
4: Football 1, 2, 3: Stamp Club 1:
Club 4: Solicitor 4: Music Record Com-
mittee 4: Prophecy 4.
Kilgus, Barbara Claire
"Barb." Academic: Dramatics Club 1:
Tri-Hi-Y 2: Intramural Sports 1: Pro-
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Levan, Ruth Marie
"Ruthy." Commercial: Tri-Hi-Y Club
2, 3: Personality Club 1: Intramural
Sports l, 2, 3, 4: Scoop Stall' 4: Pro-
Little, .James Wright
"Jim." Commercial: Basketball 1. 2
3. 4: "M"Club 4: Year Book Staff
Pledge 4: Scoop Staff 4: Stamp Club:
Little, Paul Bernard
"Paul," Commercial: Football l, 2, 3,
4: Wrestling 2, 3, 4: Baseball 1, 2, 3. 41
Club 2. 3. 4: Class XVill 4,
Martin, James Leroy
"Pepper" Agriculture: F. F. A. 2, 3
4: Wrestling 2. 3, 4: Class Day Decol
McMichael, Frances Mae
"Mickey" Commercial: Tri-Hi-Y Club
2: Personality Club 1: Intramural Sports
l, 2, 3, 4: Twirling Club 3: Drum and
Bugle Corps 1: Pledge 4.
Michael, William Harrison
"lVIike." Agriculture: Class Day
orating' 4: F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Miller, Sophie Ada
"Sopli." Academic: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2:
Personality Club 1: Intramural Sports
1. 2. 3, 4: Class Song 4.
Motter, Gordon Charles
"Moto." Commercial: Football 4:
Club 4: Basketball 2, 3, 42 Intramural
Manager: Class Day Decorating 4.
Musser, Betty Jane
"Muss." Commercial: Personality Club
lg Gym Club 3: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2: Vars-
ity Basketball l, 2: Intramural Sports 1,
2, 3, 4: Class Song 4: Drum and Bugle
Corps 2, 3: Band 4: Scoop Staff 4:
Glee Club 2.
Nixon, Lamarr Earl
"Nick," Commercial: 'Intramural
Sports: Football 2, 3: Basketball 3: Year
gocgik 4StatT 4: Class Will 4: Scoop
ta ' .
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0'Donnell, Clarence Lafayette
"Goof," Commercial: Football 1, 2, 3:
Club 3, 4: Intramural Sports: Class
Pewterbaugh, Louise May
"Wease." Academic: Personality Club
1: Study Club 2: Intramural Sports 1,
2, 3, 4: Class Poem 4.
Pewterbaugh, William Walter
"Bill," Agriculture: Football 4: Wrest-
ling 2, 3, 4: "M" Club 4: F. F. A. 2, 3, 4:
Intramural Sports: Class Day Decorat-
Printzenhoff, Robert Stanley
"Printzie." Commercial: Year Book
Staff 4: Scoop Staff 4: Intramural
Sports: Class Day Decorating.
"Marjie." Commercial: Tri-HiY Club
2: Personality Club 1: Class Yell 4:
Intramural Sports 2, 3, 4.
Rager, Frank Dennis
"Denny." Agriculture: Intramural
Sports 1, 2. 3, 4: Wrestling 2, 3, 4: F.
F. A. 2, Zi, 4: Class Song 4.
Reeder, Hannah Jane
"Reeder," Academic: Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3:
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Scoop Staff 4: Year
Book Staff 4: Invitation Committee 4:
Class Pledge 4: Secretary of Hallow-
e'en 2: Senior Class Secretary 4.
Renn, Margaret Jane
"Peggy," Commercial: Librarian 3, 4:
Class Will 4: Personality Club 1: Edi-
tor-in-Chief Scoop 4.
Scott, Charles Crawford
"Scotty." Agriculture: Football 1, 2,
3, 4: Capt. of W. Branch Champion
Football Team 1941: Wrestling 2, 3: In-
tramural Sports: Club 2, 3, 4: Class
Shields, Marian Lucilla
"Marian." Academic: Tri-Hi-Y Club
2: Personality Club 1: Scoop Staff 4:
Year Book Staff 4: Class History 4.
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Smith, Wilfred Clyde
"Butcli." Commercial: Art Club 1:
Music Club 1: Class Song 4.
Snyder, David William Wilson
"Dave," General: Senior Football,
Basketball, Wrestling, Manager 2, 3, 4.
Intramural Sports: "lvl" Club 3, 4: Class
Sprout, Joseph Edgar
"Joc." Academic: Club: Intra-
mural Sports: Scoop Staff 4: Year Book
Staff 4: Football 2, 3, 4: Class History 4.
Sterrett, Kenneth Russell
"Ken." Academic: Scoop Staff 4: Class
History 4: Intramural Sports.
Temple, Francis James
"Tex." Commercial: Intramural Sports
4: Class Day Decorating 4.
Tobias, Lillian Mae
"Toby." Commercial: Personality
Club 1: Glee Club 2: Sec. Tri-Hi-Y
Club 2: Gym Club 3: Drum and Bugle
Corps 2, 3: Librarian 3, 4: Scoop Staff
4: Varsity Basketball 1, 2: Intramural
Sports 1, 2, 3, 4: Class Song 4.
Umlauf, Robert Charles
"Ummy." Academic: Football 1, 3, 4:
Club: Scoop Staff 4: Year Book
Editor 4: Intramural Sports: Class
Waldron, Robert DeWit4t
"Bob." Academic: Class Pledge 4:
Year Book Staff 4.
Walker, Lola Marie
"Dodo." Academic: Tri-Hi-Y Club 21
Cheerleader 3, 4: Intramural Sports 1,
2, 3, 4: Class Yell and Prophecy 4.
Wallis, Erma Alberta
"Wallis" Commercial: Personaliiy
Club 1: Study Club 2: Class Pro-
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n, Betty Jane
Academic: Tri-Hi-Y Club 2, 33
Personality Club 1: Scoop Staff 4: Li-
brarian 3, 4: Class History 4.
Wertman, Edward Calvin
"Son," Commercial: Basketball 1, 2:
Baseball 1: Club Secretary: Scoop
Staff 4: Year Book Staff 4: Class His-
tory 4: Intramural Sports.
Whitmire, Mary Elizabeth
"Witty." Commercial: Personality Club
Hi-Y Club 2, 3: Librarian 4: Scoop
Staf-T 4: Class History 4.
Whittier, Arthur Gordon
"Art." Academic: Football 4:
Club 4: Class Yell 4.
Ralph Earl Champlin
Born November 24, 1924
Died December 19, 1936
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History of the Class of 1942
HE class of '42 weighed anchor in September of 1930 with Miss Martha Koons
and Miss Esther Keyser CMrs. Carlton Mendenhallj at the helm. Our crew num-
bered only 40 when we set sail on the beginning of our long voyage. Our exper-
iences this first year were recorded in a paper, "The Bee," which contained our first
The second leg of our voyage found us nosing into a harbor in the old "Grey
Building." We took on board as our Skipper, Miss Aura Minsker. During this year
we were introduced to the mysteries of mathematics. At the conclusion of this year
we -were given a picnic at Frey's Park.
For the third part of our voyage, we stowed our duffle and set a course for the
present building which had been newly completed. At this point, our ship was cap-
tained by Miss Mae Stahl and Miss Jessie Shoemaker. This year, marking the con-
solidation of our school systems, we took aboard additional members to our crew. At
Easter we had an elaborate Easter Egg Hunt on the school lawn. This year marked
our first attempt at dramatics when we participated in a play given for a Parent-
Teacher meeting and gave a Christmas Play. During this year we participated in a
Health Contest at Montoursville and managed to win first prize. This same year in a
May Day parade we were all on a decorated fioat which brought out a health theme.
Running with a Trade Wind in the ofiing, we prepared for the fourth year of
our cruise. With Miss Martha Berriman CMrs. Max Fryej and Miss Betty Hafer. CMrs.
Seth Schochj in the wheelhouse, we rounded out an enjoyable and profitable year
with a side cruise to Moan's Park and a picnic.
We were captained on the Hfth leg of our voyage by Miss Emily Jane Waltman
CMrs. Voneidaj and Miss Althea Brelsford. This year was given a fitting conclusion
by having picnics at Van Rensslaer and Trout Pond Parks.
As we approached the half-way mark on our voyage, we took aboard as skippers,
Miss Mary Ellen Waldron and Mr. Delos Bitler. We made a fitting conclusion to this
profitably spent year by having an outing and picnic at Hemlock Manor.
For the seventh year on our voyage and entrance into the Sea of Junior High
School we were brought into contact with the varied program of Junior High, and
the additional activities such as assembly programs and the interesting and mysterious
business of changing classes. Under the captainship of Mrs. Rebecca Arthur and Miss
Hulda Dimm CMrs. Mark Berkenstockj we put cn a large Easter Assembly with Don
Baker as the Easter Bunny.
With Miss Fannie Wood CMrs. Rodney Brownj and Miss Bessie Long as skippers
we sailed along on this, our eighth year, on the "Sea of Education." This year was
remembered for the large art and stamp clubs which were organized and for the
great interest shown in shopwork by the boys.
For the ninth leg of our voyage we took aboard Miss Anna Jean Laubach CMrs.
Earl Gehrigj and Mr. Delos Bitler as pilots. This year our crew was further enlarged by
the addition of the rural pupils. At the conclusion of this year we received diplomas sig-
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nifying the successful completion of Junior High. Our graduation exercise center-
ed around the planting of shrubbery about the school, one of the first moves that
was made in the way of beautifying our school.
Miss Augusta Floyd and Mr. John Yon boarded our ship to take over their du-
ties in the wheelhouse for the tenth year of our voyage. Shortly after getting under
way we changed pilots when Mr. Carlton Hess took over for Mr. Yon who was forced
Miss Floyd remained with us for another year and we took aboard Mr. Laymon
Girven as our other pilot for this next-to-last leg of our voyage. Following the con-
clusion of this year we sailed to Rolling Green Park to write "finis" on this page of
our ship's log.
As we began filling the last pages of our log-book we took aboard Mr. John
Clendenin and Mr. Fred Kistler as our pilots. As interesting side-notes we remember
that this year's championship football team was composed largely of seamen from
our ship and that three District Champions and one State Champion in wrestling
were members of our crew. In December we had an open-house party in Reeder's
barn. Later elected as our Admiral, Donald Baker, with Byron Dugan as First Mate:
Hannah Jane Reeder as secretary, and James Hitesman as treasurer.
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RED, WHITE AND BLUE
NOW WE LAUNCH, WHERE WILL W
AMERICAN BEAUTY ROSE
Now that we have launched our ship and are setting sail upon a new voyage, we,
the class of 1942, do hereby pledge ourselves to uphold
and defend the standards of
our school, community, state, and nation, to meet life with new vigor and courage,
and to strengthen our thoughts and minds in order to become honorable, self-respect-
ing, worthwhile, American citizens.
May God help us in this, our pledge.
On we march with heads held high,
But sad hearts aching too,
On to success and Liberty,
The class of Forty-two.
Forward to success we go,
To Liberty and Victory,
Giving cheers for Muncy High,
And the colors white and blue.
Now we're launched, but where'll w
Marching forward without fail,
Never stopping, going onward,
Forward, we will sail.
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The Will of the Class of 1942
E, the class of 1942, do hereby make public our last will and testament and
sincerely hope that the honored recipients will treasure the valuable abilities
which we trustfully will to them as the last scholarly act committed by said
To the Juniors we will our sedate and dignified ways and hope they make good
use of them. We know that they need to.
To the Sophomores we will our ease in making up excuses to get out of classes
or just anything that isn't desirable to us.
To the Freshmen we will everything we leave behind because We know they are
badly in need of everything.
Fo the Faculty we will our sincere thanks and appreciation for the guidance and
help they so earnestly tried to give us. To them we give cur best wishes for their
future and three cheers for good luck.
Peggy Renn wills her youthful, shy, blush to Dorothy Hall.
Doris Donaldson leaves to Frances Dugan her quick-thinking ability in History
To Grace Kiess-Evelyn Kepner leaves her meek ways fhope you make some
use of them, Grace.J
Mary Whitmire and Louise Grow viill their great heights to Gladys Brass and
Larue Bay and Dip O'Donnell will their technique "with the women" to Pumper
Mae Tobias wills to Betty Reuther her quiet and studious ways.
Arlene Gardner leaves her job as assistant to Miss Long to June McLaughlin.
To George Temple-Robert Houseknecht wills his job of getting corn for corn
roasts, while Francis Temple wills his shoe leather to "East Water Street."
To Betty Carpenter, Betty Hall wills her dignified ways of getting along very
well with the wrestlers.
To Kay Kerstetter and Mary Ellen Best-Ruth Levan wiils her technique of get-
ting dates with the older boys.
Phil Kift bequeaths his daytime parking places to Stew Whittier.
Ruth Champlin wills her shy, retiring ways to "Barbi' Kahler.
Bob Waldron wills his ability to sleep in English class to John Hagerman while
Art Whittier leaves his tumble-down car to Jack Hester so he can go out and see
Joe Sprout wills his studious ways to Pete Burns, and "Lug" Hitesman leaves
his speed on the typewriter to Rollin Gordner.
Marjorie Phillips leaves her walking ability to Betty Reuther just in case she
has to walk to Williamsport very often.
Bob Umlauf bequeaths his knowledge of philosophy and the higher arts to
Beryl Bennett wills her ability to get out of reciting in Miss Long's classes to
Eleanor Feigle-s wills her Winsome ways to Doris Vermilya while Betty Bower
leaves her ability to hit those high notes on her clarinet to "Tarzan" Nuss.
Leon Gottschall bequeaths his little book on 'AI-low to Tell Tall Stories in 10 Easy
"Lessons" to Mary Jane Moran.
Sophie Miller and Ed Wertman will their expert skill in driving to Bill House-
knecht, while to Don Kahler, Marian Shields wills her artistic ability.
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Hannah Jane Reeder 'wills her ability to play the fiddle to "Gabby" Youtz.
Dave Snyder gives to Dick Myers his excellent ability as a manager.
John Houseknecht leaves to Harold C"Turnip"J Turner his ability to get acquaint-
ed with the women.
Erma Wallis wills her ability to get a diamond to Jean Egli, while Lola Walker
wills her ability to get along with the young men to Merna Hawley.
Wilfred Smith wills his athletic prowess to Bert Kahler.
Isabel Fry leaves to "Sis" Reeder her cheerful ways-and to Jane Stolz, Betty
Musser leaves her crooked "specs.'l
Jim Little -wills his ability to play basketball to Ken Mincemoyer.
Bill Pewterbaugh wills his bashfulness to Pat Lockard.
To Mary Ellen Best, Mary Bruch wills her ability to go steady for three years
with the same fellow.
Louise Pewterbaugh wills her excess poundage to Butch Byerly.
Betty Walton leaves her bottle of "blonde rinse" to Red Krimm.
Biddy Billhime wills her special hair oil to Albie Freeh knowing that he can
make good use of it.
President Baker wills his ability to take turns on two wheels to Phil Traupane.
Charles Scott wills his ability as a fullback to future fullbacks of Muncy High.
Dennis Rager wills his ability as a ball-room dancer to Harris Baysore while
Carl Anderson wills his ability to heave coal to Paul Rickolt.
Lamarr Nixon leaves his technique of escorting a different girl every night to
Rich Hill wills his ability to get along with cheerleaders to Johnny Hall.
Bob PrintzenhoH, our cfass room Cassanova, wills his place at the poolroom to
Leighton Hagerman, while Jimmy Martin leaves his ability to get along with the
East Muncy girls, to Karl Feigles.
Harrison Michael bequeaths his ability to get dates 'with the Washingtonville
girls to Glen Derrick.
Byron Dugan wills his ability to find a new sweetheart so easily, whenever he
tires of the old, to "Time,' Rupert.
Paul Little wills his ability to get along with the South Main Street girls to
Barbara Kilgus and Mary Drick leave their parking place at the "Pine Tree" to
Frances Dugan and Verna Fry.
Harold Andrews wills his ability to make good grades without taking any books
home to "Les" Rohm.
To Jane Anderson, Alan Frey wills his ability to transcribe shorthand dictation
To Beverly Henninger, Frances McMichael Wills her ability to get along with the
out-of-town boysg while Gordon Motter wil's his athletic prowess to Ed Bower.
Kenneth Sterrett wills his little black notebook to Pearl Mincemoyer.
And now, we -who are about to leave, salute you! On this twenty-fifth day of
May, 1942. we hereby sign, seal, and deliver this, the last will and testament of the
Class of 1942 which has been officially approved and "John Hancockedn by the Senior
High School Faculty.
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now of the presence of so many of the class of '42 that it almost gives one heart-
oreak to enter. I discovered, to my genuine surprise, that Eleanor Feigles, an
old classmate and close friend of mine, had replaced the Brants and was now the
efficient proprietress of the Chere. I ordered a coke and sat down to discuss old times
with her. She was overjoyed at seeing me and demanded to know what I had been
doing in the ten years since I had graduated from Muncy High. I told her that, since
the Muncy Luminary had broadened its circulation from the rising little towns about
Muncy, I was the inquiring reporter for Chippewa, Port Penn, and vicinity. Assist-
ing Edith Painter, we had managed to bring out quite a Hourishing newspaper.
The subject switched to our old graduating class. We were a little sad with the
reminiscence, and Eleanor, as usual, was bubbling over with information.
Clarence O'Donnell still had the monniker of Goof, she told me, and was now
doing quite well with his new roller rink, situated south of Clarkstown, on the
Clarkstown Boulevard. I was glad to hear that Goof is doing a thriving business in
the ultra-modernistic structure. which excells all others of its type, within a ten
At Washington, Larue Bay is working for the government as an accountant. He
looked up a former member of the class and it is reported that wedding bells will
soon ring out for Larue and Louise Guimes.
Charley Scott, still a magnificent specimen of manhood, is the lovable coach
of the Muncy Football team. I am told he is busily training young Charles Jr. to run
the length of the gridiron to a touchdown, and to folow in the footsteps the spec-
tacular plays Charles Sr. used to run through for old Muncy High.
William Pewterbaugh, the quiet, shy chap of the class, is the star member of
Gordon Motter's Bachelor Club on Green Street.
Marian Shields and Beryl Bennett combined their talents and opened the Shields
and Bennett Incorporated, in New York last winter. Their business is interior deco-
rating and dress designing with a bit of odd Cartooning thrown in on the side. Mari-
an, however, built a fashionable three-story country home on the shores of Glade
Run. It seems she still has a great affection for her home town. When business gets
a little difficult, Marian journeys home for a quiet vacation.
David Snyder replaced his father as postman. He fears another war and would
rather wear out his feet on a mail route than die ingloriously of mumps awaiting
call to active duty in Uncle Samis forces.
We are interrupted in our discussion by the entry of Betty Walton into the tea
room. She sits down with us for a moment. Dressed in a charming pair of woolen
slacks, she calmly relates to us the story of her interesting life. She tells us that slie
opened an institution for the insane near Montoursville and is happy to admit that
many of her o,d classmates often call upon her, In fact, Robert Umlauf, that inter-
nationally famous artist, is her most frequent visitor. The reactions of the inmates
help him to figure out his latest painting.
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Betty informed us that she was hoping for another inmate to her quiet institu-
tion. She thinks Dennis Rager is not quite mentally balanced, for Dennie finds that
his research in the anatomy of a bedbug has proven unsuccessful. He rented a Haunted
House in Chippewa and is now exerting his powerful muscles in exterminating his
favorite pets from the House, which he hopes to build into a country home. We
wonder if Dennie is going to settle down at last. It all depends on the bedbugs.
I was surprised to learn that Mary Whitmire set up a candy store with Joe
Sprout as the silent partner, and that Sophie Miller is a chauifeur for the "Hunters-
ville, Private Society, Milk Hauling Club" which makes a trip to Muncy daily.
Frey's Park back in '42 was definitely a Wilderness. Ruth Levan, seeing prospects
of a fine amusement center, tamed down the Wild weeds and caged the animals roam-
ing freely about. She set up an attractive country club with such steady members
as Dr. Donald Baker and Miss Ruth Champlin.
Dr. Baker is the resident physician at the Muncy Valley Hospital and Miss Cham-
plin assists him, finding hospital work very interesting. As a hobby, the doctor, former
president of the class, is working on a thesis, "How to Clean a Gun and Stay Clean
Yourself in Ten Easy Lessons."
During the World War II John Houseknecht joined the Air Corps in June, fol-
lowing graduation. He was sent to the South Seas and engaged in active duty. At
the close of the war his regard for the picturesque islands made him choose to stay
there and spend the rest of his days loafing on the sunny shores.
The University of Chippewa has become quite active in the centers of the art
of higher learning. Kenneth Siterrett is the professor mathematics and Byron Dugan
is the coach of the fine wrestling team.
Mary Bruch and Harold Andrews, after a whirlwind courtship of five years,
finally embarked on the sea of matrimony. They are residing in the suburbs of Port
Penn where Andy is the manager of the new Hurr's store.
Elizabeth Billhime is the announcer for the "Hoosier Hot Shots" program over
radio station WRAK. To satisfy her childish ambition for welfare work, Biddie in-
dulges in the strenuous work of trying to keep mischievous boys and girls from play-
ing "hookey', on nice spring days.
Wilfred Smith has at last asserted himself in the music World. He spends long
hours practicing a Piano Concerto for his debut in May at Carnegie Hall.
Frances McMichael is practicing all the things Miss Long taught her in the
Home Economics class on her unfortunate husband and their two-year old daughter.
Arlene Gardner is assisting her husband in their funeral parlor in Angletown and
Marjorie Phillips and Louise Pewterbaugh are busily raising chickens for defense
on their spacious farm next door.
We are sorry to learn that Erma Wallis is unhappy these days. Her husband,
Earl Shick, is in the United States Service at Fort Clayton, Panama Canal Zone, and
Erma fears he has forgotten her since she only receives two letters a day.
The Nettie Mae Beauty Shoppe is in the hands of Betty Musser. May Tobias is
the hair style designer, practicing her ideas on Francis Temple who, for some reason
or other, loves to hang about the shoppe and watch the wonders of making an ugly
woman merely homely.
Paul Little and Isabel Frey have opened their own Dairy, selling more and better
milk for less money.
Alan Frey is incorporating his business of house painting with the slogan, "You
build 'em up, we'll slap 'em down-with paint."
The Little Theatre in Pennsdale this week, I'm told, is featuring Miss Mary
Drick under the name, Mario Dricko, in the play, "The Saga of the Glade Run Trag-
edy." Miss Drick returned from New York recently where she majored in a course
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Philip Kift is the manager of the A8zP. He received a promotion to Betty Jean's
house instead of the Glade Run bridge and soon hopes to win her hand in marriage.
Carl Anderson is the sole proprietor of the Anderson Coal Co. This product is
now only one third slate.
Bob Printzenhoff, having taken over Fahnestock's pool room, has developed a
handsome bay window. Miss Margaret Renn assists him and it is rumored that they
were secretly married last winter in Chippewa at the annual convention of profes-
sional billiard men.
Jim Hitesman now is the owner and much admired life guard of the bathing
beach located near the mouth of Glade Run. He saves on an average, ten pretty girls
a day. And the water isn't that deep.
Leon Gottschall has become the Romeo of the Muncy Hills and Jim Little be-
came captain of a tank squadron when he achieved great fame and honor in fighting
the Japs so heroically during the World War H.
Betty Hall and Larry Beilhartz are living in a quaint Spanish-style bungalow
in the heart of Angeltown's business section. Lawrence Jr. keeps Betty very busy
and will be starting to school soon.
Harrison Michael has become an expert in the me-chanism of old Fords. His
garage is jammed with the parts of old cars from all over the World. Now married,
Harrison lives on his father's farm in the Muncy Hills while Richard Hill is working
in the fields of the Dugan farm. As soon as Frances gains her father's consent, he
hopes to marry her and have a farm of his own.
Evelyn Kepner, president of the Women's Gossip and Eat Club, recently applied
to Muncy's first aid center for a fresh supply of splints and bandages.
Louise Grow is the captain of the internationally famous girls basketball team,
the Purple Cyclones. James Martin has become a great potato producer and is en-
larging his farm by several hundred acres before he relinquishes his title as the most
Chippewa seems to be up in the political world with Barbara Kilgus, famous for
her oratorical powers, head of the political party. Miss Kilgus has many followers
and it is quite probable that she may some day become president of the United States.
Betty Bower completed her course in nursing and is doing fine work on the
western coast, tending to the crippled soldiers who were wounded in the war.
After a long standing friendship in high school, Hannah Reeder and Lamarr
Nixon have announced their engagement. Nicky is running the paper store which was
formerly "Cripy' Grange's.
A great man in the social world is Robert Waldron. Also the confirmed business
head of Sprout and Waldron's. He is noted for his great drumming ability and I am
told he is trying to organize a dance band in his spare moments.
Edward Wertman moved to Hawaii with his bride, the former Lola Walker. He
is a naval commander of the U. S. fleet and has been stationed there since his enlist-
ment eight years ago.
One member of our class who has done quite well for himself is Art Whittier
who is aiding Henry Ford in Detroit. Art hasn't changed and it is doubtful whether
he will ever settle down.
The last member of our class whom Eeanor reported, was Bob Houseknecht.
After devouring all he could from Mr. Kistler's efforts in teaching the class the
Problems of the Government in soil conservation, Bob began employing his own
methods of conservation. One year he would plant potatoes, the next, corn. The fol-
lowing year, to conserve the land and himself, he would take a year of leisure. A
profitable method of conservation, I thought.
We had discussed all our illustrious classmates so I rose and bid my friends
goodbye, strolling thoughtfully out into the sunny street. As a whole, our class had
done quite well for itself.
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junior Girls rf'
First Row: J. Byerly, E. Richey, I. Reese, A. Rager, M. Hanley, G. Kiess, B. Shaw.
Second Row: I. Frantz, F. Dugan, J. Egli, J. McLaughlin, E. Reeder, J. Stolz, L. Bower. M. Brown
M. Butera, A. Lyons.
Third Row: S. Kisner, B. Taylor, M. Banzhaf, D. Corson, E. Fry, J. Stevens, B. Eichenlaub, H
Brass, D. Hall.
Fourth Row: B. Carpenter, L. Campbell, R. Hall, B. Fry, T. Reed, B. Walter, J. Anderson, B. Gord-
, ner, P. Shadduck.
Fifth Row: E. Rosenbaum, B. Williams, E, Becht, B. Rothfuss, J. Turner, V. Fry, E. Yetter, A
Foust, M. Rosenbaum.
First Row: H. Turner, J. Grow, W, Houseknecht, M. Burns, C. Lockard, L. Gordner, B. Kahler,
Second Row: E. Stabler, C. Phillips, R. Myers,RR. Gordner, G. Krimm, A. Freeh, N. Heincelman
Third Row: J. ODD. G. Derrick, J. Hagerman, O. Spring. S. Whittier.
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First Row: D. Vermilia, P. Mincemoyer, M. Lee, V. Bull, M. Confer, D. Musser, A. Bordy.
Second Row: S. VanBuskert, M. Edwards, E. Nichols, F. Opp, E. Barto, S. Hicks, S. Schodt.
Third Row: T. Bieber, B. Ruther, C. Warg, E. Woodley, S. Chamberlain, J. M. Bardo,
Fourth Row: E. J. Whitmire, P. Whalenid P.1McMar1iga1, V. Sayre, M. Keiser, J, Holmes,
. Ri ey.
Fifth Row: C. Billhime, M. McMichael, P. Eaker, B. Fedder, E. Hoffman, D. Lomison,
C. M. Arthur.
Sixth Row: A. M. Gottschall, K. Kerstetter, M. E. Best, M. Hawley, M. Ritter.
First Row: J. Arthur, J. Sones, H. Turner, C. Feigles, F. Houseknecht, L. Rohm, M. Schaffer.
Second Row: H. Hill, M. Lucas, H. Wertman, W. Shick, R. Akers, S. Shick, C. Rathmall, R. Frey.
Third Row: G. Wertman, K, Edwards, llkyflincemoyer, D. Brewer, R. Pidcoe, P. Rickolt,
Fourth Row: D. Kahler, H. Baysore, J. Covert, C. Armstrong, L. McCarty, J. Dunlap.
Fifth Row: G. Stover, K. Feigles, C. Michael, C. Robinson. L. Heberling, F. Hess.
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First Row: B. Henninger, R. Miller, A. Smith, S. Gortner, B. Renn, R. Bigger, M. Pidcoe,
M. Smith, J. Sharrow, S. Hartman.
Second Row: L. Feigles, M. Zettle, E. Smith, B. Chamberlain, E. Gortner, H. Fry, I-I.
Reed, C. Zarr, B. Painton.
Third Row: J. Nuss. P. Walker, R. Holmes, M. Funston, M. Goodneow, H. Waltman, R, Bogart,
Fourth Row: S. Musser, E. Vetter M, Hoffman. P. Kepner, J. Dugan, J, Eckman, R. Sones.
Fifth Row: E, Printzenhoff, O. Buck. A. Snyder, B. Reese, L. Bennett, P. Pegg, M. O'Dell, D.
First Row: G. Temple, M. Bardo, W. McLaughlin, J. Hall, J. Riely, D. Bardo, G. Smith,
Second Row: H. Kilgus, C. Harrison, K. Mincemoyer, R. Long, D. Freeh, J. Hester, W. Bower,
R. Confer, F. Woodside, E. Sonder.
Third Row: B. Beamer. J. Lowe, R. Garnhart, R. Shook, V. Kepner, M. Kleckner, H. Derr
Fourth Row: R. Bieber, R. Hofer, R. Baker, C. Rickolt, L. Neitz, H. Phillips, J. Aker, L. Persun
Fifth Row: C, Banker, G. Nuss, R. Little, W. Kleer, C. Stroup, NI, Carpenter, H. Pewterbaugh
E. Richards, R, Eves
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Eighth Grade Girls
First Row: B. L. Yoder, S. Stroup, B. Funston, J. Youtz, G. Brass, B. Michael.
Second Row: L. Egli, M. L. Shick, C. Kiess, R. Houseknecht, L. Dimm, J. Hofer, B. Anderson.
Third Row: G. Campbell, A. Craig, B. Kahler, G. Kilgus, J. Nixon, B. Motter, lVI. McCarty.
Fourth Row: T. Ardary, L. Taylor, L. Bair, S. Smith, B. Opp, Rodessa Opp, E, Klingerman.
Eighth Grade Boys
First Row: H. Gordner, W. Rosenbaum, P. Hitesman, W. Likens, E. Bower, D, Confer, F. Derr
Second Row: G. Bieber, C.Kahler, D. Bartlow, C. Shaw, D. Landis, R. Renn, R. Dunn, R. Gowers
Third Row: D. Bogart, E. Kibby, A. Bie13:erTGi Painter, D. Heyl, W. Frantz, P. Burkholder
. ay or.
Fourth Row: M. Feigles, H. Akers, D. Hglligggfiilliifl, H. Snyder, F. McMichael, L. Hagerman
. a er.
Row Five: H. Egli, H. Gottschall, L. Guisewhite, D. Little,
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Seventh Grade Girls
First Row: J. Bennett, F. Little, S. Kelley, M. Moran, A. Whittier, A. Derr, E. Kahler, F. McKee.
Second Row: F. Rishel, E, Schaeffer, R. Opp, D. Riley, W. McCarty, L. Lee, N. Smith, J. Taylor,
B. McManigal, P. Balliet.
Third Row: A. Rosenbaum, G. Hartman, D. Allen, G. Ellis, M. Feigles, J. Hitesrnan, I. Bankes,
Fourth Row: B. Baker, R. Houseknecht, M. Barbour, B. Brooke.
Seventh Grade Boys
Seated: R. Schoch, J. Schick, R. Nuss, W. McMichael, M. Betz, D. Holmes, G. Baysore, R. Balliet,
C, Frantz, P. Michael.
Second Row: R. Myers, M. Bieber, G. Covert, L. McCarty, J. Wertman, K. Harrison, J. Coppes,
I D. Bogart, K. Rohm.
Third Row: L. Soars, P. Zerbe, J. Merrill, J. Schoch, R. Whipple, W. Reeder, L. Jones, D. Buck,
Fourth row: C. O'Conner, R. Rogers, B. Sones, P. Watson, R. Aikens, P. Ritter. -
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Parent Teacher Association
little more than a quarter century ago, on November 23, 1914, a small group
of parents and public school teachers met in Room 5 of the old high school
building to be instructed in the purposes and organization of a parent-teacher
association by a field representative of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers.
This original meeting concluded with the appointment of a nominating committee
by Sylvester B. Dunlap, supervising principal of schools, composed of Mrs. Charles
Metzger, Mrs. Edward Vermilya, Mrs. W. L. Armstrong, and Mrs. Stephen Soars.
A week later, December 1, 1914, a second meeting was held to receive the report
ot' the nominating committee and elect officers of the association. The officers in-
cluded Mrs. Henry Clark, president, Mrs. G. C. Rogers, vice president, Mrs. I. B.
Wells, treasurerg and Mrs. Georgine Heberton, secretary.
With the organization thus perfected, the first public or open meeting of the
Muncy Parent-Teacher Association was called for January 15, 1915. Muncy's original
effort at a parent-teacher movement Hourished for a year and a half. Several adverse
factors, however, including the impending World War Number One, operated against
the movement, and the final meeting of the first association was he d in June, 1916.
On January 30, 1920, the local unit was revived and reorganized with the fol-
lowing ofiicersi Mrs. Georgine Heberton, president, Mrs. B. F. Bieber, vice president,
Mrs. W. F. Madison, secretary, and Mrs. I. B. Wells, treasurer. The new organization
was destined to continue without interruption to the present time, and to sponsor
an 811110512 endless number of worthwhile activities and projects in the interest of
the children of the community.
The impressive record of accomplishments of the parent-teacher movement in
Muncy may be attributed to two major factors-cooperation and leadership. The co-
operation consisted of the time, enery, and interest of an ever-growing membership.
The leadership consisted of the able, persistent, and understanding guidance and
direction of the officers who served from year to year.
Mrs. E. P. Bertin.
The Class of 1942 'wishes to take this opportunity to thank the Parent-Teacher
organization for their many kindnesses throughout our school life and to wish them
continued success in all their ventures.
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In 1934, a Drum and Bugle Corps was formed by Mr. Weaver, with the hope
that it would form a nucleus around which he could develop and build a school band.
After years of effort in securing instruments and training young players, this dream
materialized and the Muncy High School Band made its debut in the fall of 1941.
It promises to be one of the most popular organizations in the school.
Besides playing for various school functions and activities, it is assumed that
the band will take the place of the Drum and Bugle Corps in representing the com-
munity in parades this summer.
In February, when Mr. Weaver entered the military service, Mr. Glenwood Crist
was put in charge of the band for the remainder of the year.
lst row: S. Kisner, J. McLaughlin, B. Walters, P. Kepner, A. Rager, C. Rathmall,
B Musser J Egli B Henninger, G. Ellis, M. Banzhaf, M. Rosenbaum, T. Reed.
2nd rcw: J. lJunlap,,R.'Akers, S. Stroup, E. Hall, M. Hoffman, D. Carson, L. Campbell,
3rd row: Mr. Weaver, J. Eckman, M. Burns, P. Shadduck. IG. Campbell, M. Lee,
M. Butera, J. Hofer, E. Reeder, D. Hall, E. Richey
flth row: R. Champlin, B. Williams, E. Rosenbaum, B. Ruther, R. Schoch, H. Akers,
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The Muncy High School Orchestra is one of the oldest student organizations in
the school. The orchestra was organized in 1924 under the direction of Mr. William
Gowers and has continued to offer its splendid services throughout the years under
the succeeding leadership of Miss Elizabeth Langdon, Mr. George Palmer and Mr.
Verus Weaver. Recently, when Mr. Weaver was inducted into the service of our
country, it was placed under the direction of Mr. Glenwood Crist. It is of interest
to note that both Mr. Weaver and Mr. Crist were members of the orchestra when
it was first organized.
The duties of the orchestra have been many. It is called on to play for many
school functions, including both Junior and Senior Assemblies, Parent Teacher
Meetings, Promotion Exercises and Senior High Graduation.
lst row: B. Walters, L. Campbell, S. Kisner, O. Spring, R. Holmes, H. Reeder, R.
2nd row: G. Campbell. M. Lee, M. Burns, G. Baysore, B. Hall, B. Bower, K. Dunlap.
3rd row: C. Rathmell, C. Armstrong, J, Egli, E. Reeder, D. Hall, P. Shadduck.
4th row: Mr. Crist, R. Perry, C. Lockard, G. Brass, C. Arthur, G. Krimm.
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Year Book Staff
Editors-in-Chief H, ,,. ,,,,,,, , ,,,,, , ,,,, HW, ,,,, ,W W, , Elizabeth Billhime, Robert Umlauf
Activities Editors , ,,,,,, , Hannah Reeder, Richard Hill
Class Editors ,, ,,,, W, . Ruth Champlin, Joseph Sprout
Art Editors ,Y,Y ,W , ,, Marian Shields, Edward Wertman
Photography Editor , ,,,, ,,,,,, , W, H, ,, James Little
Advertising Editor H, H ,,,,,,, ,,,,, Robert Waldron
Business Manager , ,W Doris Donaldson
Faculty Advisor ,H .. Glenwood Crist
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EdiiOI'S-in-Chief fm ,,,,, W , H , .,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , ,,,,, , W, ,,,, , Eleanor Reeder, Gerald Krimm
Activities Editors ,,,,Frances Dugan, John Hagerman
Class Editors W , ,,,,,,, Jane Stolz, Jean Stevens
Art Editors , ,, June Turner, Oscar Ellis
Photography Editor Y ,,,,, ,,,., ,,,,, Mary Butera
Advertising Editor ,, ,,,, ,,,, Oakley Spring
Business Editor W- , , ,.... Jean Egll
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Muncy High School's journalism has continued on an almost uninterrupted basis
for the past 20 years. The History of the Muncy school paper begins with the "great-
grandfather" of the "Scoop", "The Muncian", the first full-Hedged school publication.
From this beginning back in 1921 has sprung the long line of papers which have con-
tinued until today. Notable among these forerunners were thc "Muncy High News",
and the "Mun-Hi-Sko-Newsu. The present continuance of the "Scoop" was begun
in 1936 and continued to date under the Class of '42, with Donald Baker, Doris Don-
aldson, and Margaret Renn as Editors-in-Chief. The members of the class of '42' are
old hands at literary work, for they began editing script as far back as the first
grade when they published their four-page, bi-monthly, "The Bee".
First Row: M. Tobias, R. Levan, B. Walton, B. Hall, M. Shields, M. Drick, B. Musser.
Second Row: M. Bruch, E. Billhime, J. Margn, D. Donaldson, D. Baker, M. Renn, B. Bower
Third Row: M. Whitmire, E. Feigles, E. Wertman, C. Anderson, L. Bay, L. Nixon, R
Fourth Row: L. Gottschall, H. Andrews, R. Umlauf, J. Little, K. Sterrett, J. Sprout.
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Future Farmers of America
The Muncy Future Farmers of America Chapter was chartered on August 1, 1936.
The chapter, which has been very active during the six years of its existence, has
sponsored Annual Shows and Fairs. The group has also supervised the planting of
shrubbery about thc school, and carried on projects in raising crops and livestock.
In 1941 the chapter started a project on a plot of 25 acres, making a total of' 62 acres.
The total average income from projects for all of the students enrolled has amounted
to 380600, while the expenses have been S560.00. With their profits, the boys pur-
chased equipment, which inciudes a tractor, 1 tractor cultivator, 1 tractor plow, 1
three-section harrow. 1 pike-tooth harrow, 1 corn planter, and 1 pick-up truck. The
average enrolment in the chapter has been 24.
The first instructor was Mr. Joseph Endslow, who taught for three years, be-
ginning in 1936. He was succeeded by the present instructor, Mr. L. A. Girven, who
came to Muncy in 1939.
lst Row: W. Pewterbaugh, H. Kilgus, H. Pewterbaugh, J. Martin, M. Barto, R. Beiber.
Znd Row: H. Phillips, B. Kilgus, C. Starr, D. Rager, C. Feigies.
3rd Row: W. Klees, H. Watson, H. Michael, Mr. Girven.
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School P altfoi
First row: M. Carpenter, G. Smith, C. Rickolt, L. Neitz, R. Bieber.
Second Row: G. Bieber, H. Aker, D. Bartlow, R. Rogers, M. Barto, H. Gordner.
Third Row: W. McLaughlin, J. Richey, D. Anderson, C. Kahler, R. Dunn, F. Derr.
Fourth row: D. Bardo, D. Bogart, C. Starr, P. Burkholder. L, Guisowhite.
First row: B. Carpenter, M. Whitniire. B. Shaw, J, Byerly, R. Champlin, J. Stolz, M. Renri, M
Drick, B. Kilgus, M. Bruch.
Second Row: S. Schodt, M. Butera, M. Ritter, B. Reuther. F. Dugan, P. Mincemoyer, E. A. Reeder
E. Fry, D. Corson.
Third Row: C. M. Arthur. B, Walton, J. Anderson, L. Pewterbaugh, P. McManigal, B. Walters
V. Fry, T. Reed.
Fourth row: J. Whitmire, K. Kerstetter, C. Billhime, J. Egli, E. Billhime, B. Bennett
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First row: Jean Stevens, Elizabeth Hall, Donald Baker, Marian Shields, Elizabeth
Second row: Robert Waldron, John Hagerman, William Houseknecht, Paul Rickolt,
The School Play this year has been selected by the faculty and was produced
the first of May under the direction of Mr. Clendenin. It is Molierets French classic,
the "Imaginary Invalidf' Everyone's attention centers around the demanding in-
valid, Argan. By using the method of shouting everyone else down, he usually gets
his own way. The Hrst time he beilows in rage, however, we know that his illness
is imaginary. His sprightly little French maid, Toinette, causes much merriment
by taking outrageous liberties with her master, but she eventually helps him to over-
come his chronic inclinations.
And there is that other stock character which has caused the world Cand quite
a tew of us who have lived in itll so many triails-a scheming woman. She, likewise,
figures in the plot of this French comedy which at times becomes pure farce.
Moliere creates for us a number of recognizable types-perhaps they live on
your street or are listed among your acquaintances: there is the "stuffed shirt," the
bluff, the cheat, the romantic lovers, the booby, the gay and the practical.
The members of the cast were:
Donald Baker ................. Argan William Houseknecht .. .... Bonnefoi
Elizabeth Hall ..,.. Toinette John Hagerman ..... ...... C leante
Jean Ann Stevens . . . ,... Angelique Paul Rickolt .... .. . M. Diafoirus
Robert Waldron T. Diafoirus Marian Shields ..... ..... L ouison
Mary Bruch ..... ....... B eline Elizabeth Billhime ........... Beralde
One week before the date of production Elizabeth Hall had to leave the cast.
Taking her place, Dorothy Corson, after learning the role of Toinette in three days'
time, gave a memorable performance.
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Tune White Cliffs of Dover
There'll be love and laughter
But remember ever after
That we're the "Class of '42!"
Now we're going to leave you
But please don't let it grieve you
For we will see you bye and bye
To the teachers we give our "Thanks
For all that they have done.
The Juniors will take our place
Where we have had all our fun.
There'll be tears and sadness
Still there will be gladness
For we're a class from Muncy High.
Tune Pearl Harbor
Remember Muncy High School
And the Class of "42,'.
We are proud of the honor
We share with the white and blue
Today we will leave you
With our aims soaring so high
We'll launch now together
And we'll anchor bye and bye
Now where we will anchor
We really do not know
But we won't start drifting
We'll start right in to row
And if we meet a tempest
We Won't sit by and sigh
We'll ight so folks realize
That welre from Muncy High.
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This year Muncy High had its most successful season since it entered the West
Branch Conference. Practice started the last week in August when the squad trained
at Lake Macoma. The annual opener with Danville was then only three weeks away
and the training was intensive.
After a bad start of losing two games and having been quarantined two weeks
Muncy finally got going, when the conference started with the Montour game.
With Captain Charley Srcott leading the Indians through 5 undefeated games, the
team Iinally met its jinx at Montgomery when it lost a heartbreaker 13 to 12.
But Muncy did get laurels as co-champs of the West Branch, the first football
championship ever won at Muncy,
First Row: H. Andrews, P. Little, B. Dugzzni, C. Scott, L. Gottschall, D. Baker, A. Freeh,
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Second Row: J. Hagerman, M. Lucas, R. Umlauf, L. Nixon, C. Armstrong, C. Lockard, R. Perry,
Third Row: G. Motter, R. Lupole, G. Nuss, H. Michael, J. Sprout, W. Pewterbaugh, J. Hitesman,
Football Schedule 19414942
Danville 13 Muncy
South Williamsport 21 Muncy
Montoursville 6 Muncy
Towanda 6 Muncy
Ralston 0 Muncy
Athens 0 Muncy
Canton 0 Muncy
Montgomery 13 Muncy
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For the first time since baseball has been a varsity sport the "Muncy nine" stands
a good chance oi finishing on top of the league if early season predictions mean any-
thing at all. Last season the Indians finished in second place behind Watsontown,
and although this year's squad is very young and lists only three lettermen on its
roster, it seems to have what-it-takes to make a great fight for the league pennant.
The team played as a group in the Lycoming County Junior Baseball League last
summer and made a commendable showing against teams composed of older and
more experienced players.
Team Lettermen are: Richard Hill, captain, and John Hagerman who will bear
the brunt of the pitching assignments. Paul Little, veteran catcher, is expected to
do a good job behind the bat. Others with experience are Charles Lockard, third
basemang Harris Baysore, first basemang Lester Rohm, second baseman, Kenneth
Mincemoyer, short-stop, and James Dunlap, outfielder.
First Row: Robert Akers, Max Lucas, Lester Rohm, Kenneth Mincemoyer, Charles Lockard,
Charles Stroup, Charles Harrison and Richard Hill, captain.
Second Row: John Hagerman, Gordon Motter, Harris Baysore, James Dunlap, Oakley Spring,
Ray Confer, Paul Little, and Coach George M. Wilt.
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After three successful basketball seasons, this year's performance of seven wins
in twenty-one games was not particularly impressive as the team finished fifth in
the West Branch Conference. Starting the season with a complete senior team which
included two lettermen, the Indians couldn't hit their stride until late in the first half
of the schedule when they won consecutive games from Montgomery and Montours-
ville. However, their winning ways were stymied by Ralston and Hughesville but the
boys came back to win three straight at the close of the schedule.
Highspots of the season were the double victories over Montgomery and Mon-
toursville and the home triumph over Lewisburg of the Susquehanna League. High
scorer of the team was Captain Johnny Hagerman while the team as a whole ended
its Conference season as the second best offensive team in the league with 419 points.
The J. V. team won a majority of its games and developed some players -who should
be able to replace John Hagerman. Richard Hill, Harold Andrews, James Little and
Gordon Motter, the departing members of the squad.
Sitting: Gordon Motter, Oakley Spring, John Hagerman, James Little, Harold Andrews.
Standing: Coach George M. Wilt, Harold Rupert, Harris Baysore, Norman Heincelman, Charles
Lockard, David Snyder.
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First Row Ray Confer, Charles Stroup, Donald Kahler, Lester Rohm, Charles Harrison
Second Rom Elmer Stabler, Kenneth Edwards, Robert Perry, Harold Mincemoycr Kenneth
Mincemoyer, Robert Martin.
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1941 - 1942
" 9-Picture Rocks
February 6-Picture Rocks
March 3-South Williamsport
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The '42 Muncy wrestling team is undoubtedly the finest Muncy has had since the
sports adoption. The team won the District-Four School Championship cup award and
placed five District-Four Champions in state-wide wrestling-honor competition at State
College, Pa. The team should be commended in the fact that Muncy is a Fourth-Class
school wrestling Third-Class schools with enrolments five or more times greater than
Muncy's. The 1941-42 dual-meet scores and schedule included:
Team Muncy Opponents
Shainokin 19 18
Lewistown 26 23
Forty-Fort 18 19
Sunbury 17 20
State College 20 23
Lock Haven 17 22
Mt. Carmel 12 31
Kingston 10 31
Philip E. Traupane, Business Education Instructor and wrestling coach deserves
L1 world of credit and praise for his Iine work with the boysg the result of long work-
outs and hard-exercise.
Harold Hill, Donald Freeh, Byron Dugan, James Martin, Albert Freeh, Grant Nuss, Robert Little
Philip Kift, Paul Little, William Pewterbaugh, Leon Gottschall, Mr. Traupane.
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District Four Wrestling Champions
First Row: Harold Hill, Byron Dugan, Albert Freeh.
Second Row: Philip Kift, Leon Gottschall.
The five boys pictured above were District Four School Champions in their re-
spective weights: Harold Hill, 97 lbs., Albert Freeh, 113 lbs., Byron Dugan, 127 lbs.,
Philip Kift, 133 lbs., and Leon Gottschall, 185 lbs.
These five boys were Winners of the semi-finals and finals in the District Four
Tournament held at Sunbury with competitors from Sunbury, Mt. Carmel, and Sha-
mokin in competition for weight-championship.
The boys entered the state-wide wrestling Tournament at State College, Pa.
Albert Freeh, Philip Kift and Leon Gottschall were defeated in the preliminaries
by small margins.
Harold Hill won the preliminaries, semi-finals, and was runner-up, 97 lb. state
champion, losing out to Clearfield's last year's 87 lb. champion.
Byron Dugan, captain of the team, won the preliminaries by fall, semi-finals by
decision, and finals by fall, earning him the only fall at State in the finals and Penn-
sylvania's 127 lb. State Champion.
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First Row: B. Dugan, C. Scott, E. Wertman, J. Hitesman, P. Little, C. Lockard.
Second Row: H. Hill, L. Gottschall, H. Andrews, R. Myers, W. Pewterbaugh, P. Kift, J. Hagerman
Third Row: G. Motter, H. Michael, J. Sprout, D. Snyder, C. O'Donne1l, J. Little.
Jean Byerly, Betty Bower, Eleanor Feigles, Lola Walker, Frances Dugan.
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We beg that you, as readers, patronize these businesses.
We thank, also, those who have contributed personally to the success of this
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COMPANY extend their sincere
congratulations to the Class of 1942.
Among our Officers and Employees are
your close family relativesg our interests
are far deeper than the casual knowl-
edge of the completion of your prepara-
tory eduaction. It is our earnest hope,
that in the application of your skills and
interests, you will merit continued and
greater successes in the fields of useful
endeavor of your choice.
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Barbours Golden Myers Brothers
Rule Grocery Auto Parts
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Sell unto others as you would
have others sell unto you Spoftlllg Goods
HARDWARE, SPORTING GOODS, BUILDING MATERIALS
DAIRY AND POULTRY FEEDS
Lowest Prices in Town We Issue Fishing and Hunting Licenses
Bob Waldron: What are you trying to do?
Mr. Womer: Figure out a liquid that will dissolve anything.
Bob Waldron: That's swell, but when you find it, what are you going to keep it in?
Mr. Clendenin: How many seasons are there?
Jim Hitesman: Two-basketball, and football.
M u n C Y D r Y 5c and 10c 51.00 and up
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Your First Line Of Defense
Dollars saved at home help to win the war and save American lives
at the front
This Bank is organized and equipped to serve and assist YOU in
saving and safeguarding your money
THE MUNCY BANKING COMPANY
Forty-nine years of continuous banking
Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
An old maid is a girl who is d' wning in an Ocean of L b h hasn't
any buoy to cling to.
Eleanor Feigles Cprepa g essayjz What do th y ll those tablets the Gauls
used to write on?
Mary Drick: Gaul stone
C. W. HARTER
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COSMETICS, DRUGS Barbecue
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T h e a t 1. e CLASS OF "42',
Reno they s'1y now claims to be an i1 portant factor m the dairy ind stiy Th it
Ahe e the cream of the crop goes to get separated.
"How would y close your books fo the night?" asked Mrs. Poust to her book-
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"That's simple " Byron Dugan poke up. "With a bang!"
Water Street WEIS
Lunch Pure Foods Store
Compliments of Compliments of
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ARNAUD C. MARTS, LL.D. President
Excellent Educational Facilities
COLLEGE COURSES CAN NOW BE COMPLETED
IN TWO YEARS AND EIGHT MONTHS
Courses are offered in Liberal Arts, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Educa-
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Dramatics, Art, Government Service, Pre-Law, Journalism, Music, Social Work, Pub-
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Restricted Enrollment of 1200 Resident Students.
Extensive Intra-Mural Sports Program.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, WRITE TO:
The Department of Public Relations
Jim: "What a crowd! Something happen?"
Joe: "Man fell off the roof."
Jim: "Hurt bad?"
Joe: "Canlt tell. Only found one leg so far."
"Mr, Kistler: 'tWhat do you know of the Latin syntax?"
Donald Baker: "Did they have to pay for their fun, too?"
LL. SIEARN S at SONS
EXCLUSIVELY OWNED AND OPERATED BY ONE FAMILY SINCE 1850
A Store Family 1002, Regular Weekly Subscribers to Defense Savings Stamps
Well Folks . . the War belongs to us, to fight, to finance, to
finish . . and for all our sakes let us buy more and more
Defense Stamps and Defense Bonds.
HELP SPEED THE MARCH TO VICTORY
By Your All-Out Effort
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Compliments of I C E
"Daddy said there wasn't a woman in the world like you, Aunt Madge."
"That's ver fiatterinff f him "
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tAnd he said it was a good thing, too."
A fly was walking with her daughter on the head of a man who was Very bald.
"How things change, my dear," she reminisced. "When I was your age this was
only a footpath."
Dramatics Medical Secretarial
OPENS JUNE 15
Liberal Arts Home Economics
WRITE TO SEPTEMBER 22
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Photographers for the Canusarago
Mr. Kistler: What do you ean, aying Benedict Arnold ' '
was a Janitor?
Goof O'Donnell: Well, the book says that after his exile he spent the rest of
his life in abasement.
Mr. Englehardt: HWhat is untold wealth?
Biddie Billhime: "That which is not revealed to the income tax man
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It has been a real pleasure for us to work with the
members of the staff of they
in the preparation of this book.
To them and to their Classmates We extend our sincere congratu-
lations upon the successful completion of their High School work.
As they step forward into new avenues of learning and experience
We Wish them Well,
confident that they will bring added honors and glory to them-
selves and to Muncy.
THE MUNCY' LUMINARY
MORE THAN A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO MUNCY AND
THE MUNCY VALLEY
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