Napoleon High School - Buckeye Yearbook (Napoleon, OH)
- Class of 1938
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E, the class of l938, dedicate to
our Parents this twenty-second
edition of the Buckeye, We hope
that in it they may lind that as we have striven
onward and upward We have in some measure reach-
ed the lofty heights which they have dreamed of for
There could be no one more deserving of this
honor which is ours to give than the Mothers and
Dads, who by their interest in us, their sacriiices for
us and their love of us have helped us to attain this
first crossroad on the way to success: who have in-
spired us by their example of courage, faith, patience
and cheerfulness: and who have helped us overcome
obstacles in thc way of our development.
"Time makes many things seem sacred". The
Buckeye has become one of these honored traditions
to Napoleon High School. Making a record of the
history of our school year has been an enjoyable
task-fpleasant when we found that there was so
much to include-disappointing when we had to
leave so much unrecorded.
We have endeavored to put down something of
the fraternal spirit prevailing in the halls of N. l-l. S,
Where we have laughed it has been only with friend-
liness. Where We have praised, it has been with na-
tural pride in the achievements of our fellow stu-
For your approval and pleasure the Senior
class of l938 presents this-the twenty-second edi-
X tion of the Buckeye.
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the Banks of Maumee's Waters
N. H. s. ALMA MATER
On the banks of Maumee's waters,
Fair and staunch and bold
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Beauteous to behold.
We will ne'er forget thy precepts,
Standing for the right:
Thou -shalt be our inspiration,
Lead us by thy light.
Lift the chorus, speed it onward,
Let us e'er be true!
Hail to thee, Napoleon High School,
Hail the White and blue!
W B U C K E Y E -
BOARD OF EDUCATION
President ------ Dr. E. M. DeTray
Secretary - Treasurer ---- G. A. Shuster
Dr. T. P. Delventhal W. C. Chubb Dr. J. H. Moden
The central force around which our school revolves is the Board of Ed-
ucation. Not only by taking care of our immediate Wants but also by making
consistent efforts to provide for our future needs, they have made Napoleon
High School one of the most progressive schools of its size
They have procured for us the movie-projector by which education may
be advanced through the movies in an entertaining way. The School Board
is responsible for the introduction of two new courses-the Vocational Agri-
culture and the Vocational Home Economics Course working on the Smith-
To the members of the Board of Education who have donated their tirm
and efforts for us, We wish to express our sincere thanks.
Cleon Dubs Brillhart
Albright Collcgc lfllb, A, B.: Zeta
Oincgi lfpsilon: Bowling Green Coach
l0l6-lfli N. H. S, Principal lfllfl-15:
University oi Michigan 1032. M. A.:
University of Wisconsin l035: N, H.
S. Superintendent lU25-38.
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Robert B. Oldfather
Heidelberg College l0Z5. A. B.:
Ohio Stale IUW7, M. A.: N. H. I
S. V725-29: Fremont H. S. 7
192965: N. H. S. Principal
1037-' . fffrli
Ohio Northern 1927, B. S.,
Ohio State University 1931. Nl.
S.: Phi Mu Delta. Alpha Phi
Gamma, Honorary: Physics.
Chemistry. General Science.
Bowlin , Green University 1934.
B. S.: Quill Type. Library As-
sociation: Graduate work at
Penn State University: Grand
Rapids High School. 1934-37:
Shox land. Typing and Secre-
JOHN V. CUFF
Kenyon College. Ph. B., 1930:
University of Michigan. M. A..
1937: Phi Beta Kappa. Psi Up-
silon. History. Algebra.
Heidelberg College 1933, A. B.:
Nyodos Literary So.: Kappa
Delta Phi. Honorary: Graduate
work at O. S. U. 1934: Grad-
uate work at University of Ver-
mont I936, 1937: English, G.
F A C' U L T 'Y
ALFRED D. l71.OR1iNCE
Wittenberg College. B. A
1936: Alpha Tau Omega: Kap
pa Phi Kappa. Honorary: Cai
Clington Hi. 1936-37: liootbal
Track. Basketball Coach, Phys
MARc3ARET'l'E M. HOLZER
Miami University 1934, B. S
University of Colorado. 1936
Liberal Arts Club. Domest
JOHN L. JOHNSON
Bowling Green State Colle
1934. B, S.: University 1
Michigan 1936, 1937: Englis
Heidelberg College 1930. A. F
Philalethean Literary, Kap
Delta Pi, Honorary: Gradua
work at Columbia Universil
1931-32-33-36. Latin. Histoi
English, G. R. Supervisor.
IVIARY ELIZABETH IVIOREY
Ohio Wesleyan University.
IQ?-I A, B.: Delta Delta Delta.
Phi Beta Kappa. Kappa Delta
Pi. Mortar Board: Graduate
work at University of Michigan
IOE6-37: German. Junior High
University of Michigan I930.
B. S.: Wyx'ern. Chi Omega.
Moores Business College 1934-
35. Physical Education.
Detiance College 1931. A. B.:
University of Michigan 1934-
35-36. 1037. M. A.: Zeta
Theta Epsilon: Junior High
A. J. ROHRBAUGII
Defiance College: Iowa State
University: Ohio State Univer-
sity. Junior High Principal:
Ohio State University. 1934
B. s.. Epsilon Pi Tau, Honor:
ary: Graduate work at O. S. U.
I 036: Industrial Arts.
Diiwiii' D. SHAW
Iowa State College. 924, B.
S.: University of Illinois. I930,
M. S.: Sigma Xi. Gamma Sigma
Delta. Sigma Phi. Honorary:
Graduate work at University of
IVIARY IELIZABIITII SMITH
Kalamazoo College 1931, A.
B.: University of Michigan.
1932. M. A.: Eurodelphian
Gamma. Phi Kappa Delta. Hon-
orary: Graduate work at the
Sorbone 1936: English. French.
Bowling Green State College,
B. S.: Special degree in Com-
mercial Education: General
Mathematics. Business Training.
Economics. Bookkeeping. Typ-
VINQON NI. WliBER
Oberlin College l934, A. B.:
Berlin Heights High School
l03-l '57 Graduate work at
Miimi Uniiersity. 1936: Track
Coach General Science. Biology.
Students miy come and Students
lf you ask why they all love
Miss Green so
we ll say its because she gives
1 cherry smile with every tabletz
because she flavors efficiency with
friendliness because she is a
tireless worker for the good of
N H 9 For these things and
many more our most sincere
thinks Miss Green.
WBUCKEYE- 5 Nd:
The Faculty As We See Them
There are many reasons why the Seniors of N. H. S. regret leaving high
school and one of the greatest of these is that We must make our final farewells to
those who have guided us through the most important four years of our lives.
They have been sympathetic in helping us solve our problems and have seemed
to take a special interest in the welfare of each and every student. They have
taught us as much by the examples which they have set as by their classroom
instruction. They have given us counsel and guidance during our high school
years and more than that they have given us their friendship.
We. the graduating class of 1938, Wish to take this opportuntiy to offer
to them our sincere thanks,
Ohio Wesleyan, A B l931
Alpha Delta Pi. Pi Mu Epsilon
Honorary: Delta Sigma Pho
Honorary: Mathematics 'Speech
St. Pietro Maielo. Naples Italy
What would N. H S be with
out its band? And what would
the band be without its Mike 7
We'll wager the coming gener
ation's Fritz Kreislers are getting
their start under Mr Lombardi
right now. When better musi
cians are made, Mike will make
King Cole and his merry -iesters
Our ofiice girl C'l'he Sweet-
heart of Napoleon Highl
Rays of personality
ilihe "graduated" quartet
H2 S04 plus 2 NaClfChem-
STUDE T COUNCIL
First Row Cl. to r.l -Mr. Oldfather: E. Baden: L. Woodward: N. Lyman-
grover: A. Lowryc C. Knepley.
Second Row - M. Woodward: C. Light: Ci, Reichert: L. Kolbe: M. Chap-
man: B. Mengerink.
Third Row -- A. Busch: D. Andrew: lVl. Bowerman: A. Miller: C. Mann:
President - Norman Lymangrover
Vice President - - Donald Andrew
Secretary - - Mary Woodward
Treasurer - Amelia Busch
Among the reasons why the year 1938 will be remembered in the annals
of N. H. S. lies in the fact that the student council was launched. We are espec-
ially proud that the agitation for the movement came from the student body it-
self after letters written by Victor Bassett appeared in the "Letters to the Ed-
itor" column in the School Notes. The council came as a result of the ever-
growing desire for expansion of the social program of the school.
Under the careful supervision of Mr. Oldfather a constitution was adopted
and rules were made governing the use of tennis courts and the treatment of
The members have accepted their responsibilities eagerly and we are sure
that the Student Council will play an important part in our school in the future.
Class O ce'rs
Margaret Ann Chapman
Senior Honor Roll
Mary Lou Daman
Donna June Rohdy
"Always true to the best we know."
Scarlet and Grey
An N man-huh?
And they say they work!
"Sure wc'l1 smile."
'I'hc long and short of it.
Pat's well "Marcel1ad."
Ofhccrs-"They say we're go-
ing to rule the nations."
Tskf Tskl And at their age.
l.ynn Vvloodward Donald Andrew
Marcille Armbruster Grace Marie Armstrong
Class Vice President 4: Student Council 4: An-
nual Stall: News Stall: Hi-Y l-Z-5-4, President
4: Boys' Glee Club l-Z-3-4, Vice President 41
.lunior Class Play: Class Basketball 1-2-3: Var-
sity Basketball 4: Tennis 3-4: Band 1-2-3-42
Orchestra 4: Senior Class Play.
In his eyes dwells mischief . , . small but
mighty . . . high school Rembrandt , . . 0091'-
present laughter . . . tlroll wit . . . "Large-
hruined. clear-eyezl, ot' such as he. .shall Free-
dom's young apostles he."
Class Secretary 4: Triangular l-3-4: Annual
Stall: News Stall: Girls' Glee Club Z-3-4: Girl
Reserves l-Z-3-4: Class Basketall 4.
"A mind you can sharpen your own on" . . .
opinions ot' her own . . . orutoricul wonder . .
Class Treasurer l-4: Triangular 3: Annual
Stall: News Stall: Girls' Glee Club l-2-3-4,
Secretary 4: Girl Reserves l-2-3-4, Treasurer 4:
Class Basketball 2.
"fl friendly lady wilh no l-lIL'OI'l-li' hate" . . .
pert-nniiil treasurer . , , 'ishe has the strange
.sweet yrttct' of violets."
Glee Club 4,
Laughing eyes . . . it smooth am-I steadfast
mind . . . "welcome Luhereuer she went" . . .
Nevah Mohler Mildred Spitler
XVilma Armstrong Victor Bassett
Class President l-3-4: Student Council 4: Tri-
angular Z: Annual Stall: News Staff: Hi-Y 2-3-
4. Treasurer. 4: Boys Glee Club 1-2-3-4, Pres-
ident 4: N Club 3-4: Football 3: Basketball 1-
2-3-4: Tennis l-Z-3-4: Band 2-3-4: Orches-
tra 3-4: Senior Class Play.
Speed .... s uns pareil . , . "peoples choice"
, . , energetic eyebrows . . straight-shooter
. . . "l'm abidin' my time" . . . distinctive
Annual Stall: News Staff: Hi-Y I-2-3-4. Vice
President 43 Track 3.
Intellectual giant . . . coyito ergo sum . . .
frimlzness . . . in reading as uoracious as a
shark . . . "with glint of iron in his eyes, hut
never doubt. nor yet surprise" . , . why should
life all labor be . . .
Grace Marie Armstrong
News Stall: Girl Reserves 1-2-3-4: Class Bas-
Const-it-ntiousness . . . uyreeitbility . . . sterling
silver . . . "so did'sI thou travel on lifes com-
mon wuy in cheerful goillinc-ss".
Triangular l-2-3: Glee Club l-2-'5-4. Vice
President 4: Class Basketball 4.
On wings af sony . . . self-assurance . . . :he
walks lo inuudible music . . . genuine . . .
ti little hit independent.
l.ucille Beard Edna Becker
l ucille Brown Vililliam Brubaker
a pleasing manner . , . "laughter rich as wootl,
lantl music" . . . "ever lair and hind" . . .
'Isilhs itnil Hne array."
Girl Reserves l-Z.
ll'ho knows her smile has known a perfert
thing . . , fltlahilitu is her largesse.
DeVilbiss l-l-3: Student Council 4: News
Staff: Girl Reserves -li Senior Class Play.
"hair, hlark as the ravens wing' '.,.' 'Lets
her liqht shine without turning the spot on
herselt"' . . . sang froid . . . nose-qaus.
Boys' Glee Club l-Z-3: Junior Class Play: Class
Basketball l-23: Senior Class Play.
Man about town . . . a cheerful. self-reliant
munnet e,..' 'something royal in his walk"
. . . Snvuolhie.
Dorothy Bernicke Marcella Bowerman
Cornelius Burrows Margaret Chapman
Grariousness . , . rr soft alwstrarted air . . .
romposure . , . "sense and spirit sweetly mix-
Junior Class Play.
. . . life is just KI howl of i'hei'ries . , . a man-
ner hlithe and ilehonair , . . in action faith-
lul and tn honor rlear . .
Annual Staff: News Staff: Girl Reserves l-Z 3,
4: Girls' Glee Clulw 2-3--l: Basketball l-2-'S-45
Senior Class Play
fl merry heart doeth good like nnwlieine . . .
"Her gesture, motion. and her smile: her wit,
her uoire. all hearts heyuilef'
"From her, little troubles pass like ripples
ilouxn a sunny river" . . best and brightest
. . . "with .smiles she lit the hall."
Mary l,ou Daman Robert Deblin
Irene Mary Fidler Mary Finerty
chestnut hair , . . sweet smiles . . . friendli-
ness . , . "how poor are theg that haue not
N Club 'S--lg Football Z-3--lp Basketball l-2-3-
-l: Track 2,3-4.
"lt is better to do well than to sag well" . . .
"he set his heart on the goal. and not on the
prize" . , . a friend to truth . . . more of a
.student than he looks.
Girl Reserves l-Z-3: Junior Class Play: Class
Basketball l: Senior Class Play.
l4 carat ...' 'a thing of beauty is a joy for-
ever" , . , the perfect foil . . . "her locks out-
shine the sun" . . .
Girls' Glee Club Z-3-4, treasurer 4: Girl Re-
serves l-Z-3--lp Class Basketball l-2-3-4,
fortitude . . . Squareness . . . "intent upon her
destined course" . . . Independence . . . "She
has that indefinable something."
Rosella Dieringer I.utber J. Durham
Ervin Poor. Jr. Marcella Forney
Irene Mary Fidler
Girl Reserves l-2-344: Clzss Basketball 5-4:
Senior Class Play.
Imp , . . lzair'-rilzlaons and l7LIll,'SOfl2S ,
pertness . . , impulsiise gestures,
Mary Lou Daman
Triangular 2 3--l: Annual Stall: News Staff:
Girl Reserves l-Z-3--l, Secretary 2. Vice Presi-
Majestit' in her person, tall and straight . . .
elephantine memoru . . . tlt'pentlahtlitg .
perseueranee . . , 'ihow ulile her persuastons
are to prove. her reasons to persuade" . . .
Ervin Poor, Jr.
Vocational Agriculture Course
N Club 3-4: Football l-Z-3--lv: Basketball l-
congenialitg ...' 'for he's a jolly good fel-
low' '...' 'equal to all things' '..' 'gentle-
man farmer' . . .
Luther J. Durham
Excelsior . . . "in his duly prompt at every
call" . . .
Marjorie Franz Florence Funclrrion Ruby Gillespie lfmilv Harrison
Marjorie Heilman Eleanor Higgins Marcille Hitts Doi-oiluy Homan
Marjorie Franz Marcille Hitts
Commercial Course Qjgngml Com-59
News Stall. Girl Rerserves l-Z: Class Fsaslxeilmll lfl.
IIN' 5l"Af"7'1?l 0' fm .0Id'fU5f?f0V?9d Slufdfbfl - - 3 "She has the glad young smile that puppies
relzrenre . , . avuorre that .9 gentle, wise ana wwf-. 4 V I H Spf!-Hmm ml,,'t1L,,, ' I '
yraue . . . angeltrul countenance.
- - - Doroth Homan
Marjorie Hellman Y W I w
Cmnmcrcill Coursc Commercial Lourse
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Annual Stall: News Staff: Girl Reserves 3-4. lm mkublll I Z 4 I 4 I I
mum! Sweel Lmscrumble was . . . energetic . . . an inquisitive mind .
"music was her speech and sunshine, her hair." Humble m UH sh? dom ' ' '
Commercial Course Cellegv COUYSV
Annlml Staff: News Staff. Annual Staff: News Staff: Girl Reserves l-l-Y
'l'he gracious touch . . . "To be womanly 'li Jflmor Class may' I '
is ,hp grwfest L-harm of women" A ' . quiel ullull many a flower is horn to blush unseen '
,',,,t.11,'gL,,,L-9 I t I "fn mind and manners how . . . never lets her studies interfere with her
:fm-f,,,,,4" Ct1L1l'tli1iOl'l . . . her eyes piinetttate euerything
she says . . . she can he as wise as we and
wiser when .she wishes . . , Wtilly Simpsontsh.
College Course ,
News Staff: Girl Reserves 3-4. Florence Funchlon
chatter . . . piquancy . . . ellin grace . . . I Commcffljllrcwfsf A
"light of step and heart was she" . . - . . . a tiimple enshrinmg her smile . . . pos-
roguish . . . "straight ana' slight as a young sessing divine grate . . . "such a rural queen all
larrh tree". . Henry County hath not seen."
Frances Homan Leola Kessler
Donald King Robert Kolbe
, . . She has a voice of gladness . . . Calm,
composed and cool.
Annual Staff: Class Basketball l-Z-3-4.
. . . Subtle wiles are in her smiles . . . ever
present laughter . . , diligence. . .
Vocational Agriculture Course
Student Council 43 Hi-Y 2-3-43 F. F, A. 4,
President 4: Senior Class Play.
, . . A prompt decisive man with a sage head
. . . he is a presence to be felt and
known , . . candid . . .
Gerald Willis Knepley
Hi-Y 2: Junior Class Play: Class Basketball 2-4:
. . . Sloic . . . 'dulce est desipere in loco"
. . . honest and bright, the Ieacher's delight. .
Clayton Knepley Gerald W. Knepley
Marie Loudon Genevieve Lowry
Vocational Agriculture Course
. . . Stalwart . . . "what is this life if, full
of care, we have no time to sit and stare."
llootball 2-'S-4: Senior Class Play,
"l am too strong to war with mortalsfbring
me giants."' . . . "His can't be wrong whose
life is in the right" . . .
. . . quiet charm . . . steadfast as a star . .
ever fair and never proud ...introspective . .
Genevieve Mae Lowry
Triangular 3: News Staff: Annual Staff: Girl
Reserves lf2-3-4: Glee Club l-2-3-4.
. . . infectious laughter . . . loyalty . . . P. K.
, . . mu heart's in Defiance, my heart's not
here . . a will of her own . . . beauty
queen . . . studiously inclined . . . naive . . .
Norman Lymangrover l.uther Mehring
Patil Rausch Geraldine Reichert
Student Council 4, President -l: Annual Staff:
Hi-Y l-Z-3-4: N Club 3-4, President 4: Track
23-45 Football l-Z-3-4: Basketball 1-Z-3-4.
. . . Sportsmanship . . , "There is ne'er a
game in this round world, but he did plag and
plag it well." . . . labor omnia vincent . . .
school triumphs earned in work and plag.
Annual Stall: News Staff: Girl Reserves l-243.
4: Glce Club l-Z-34: Junior Class Play: Bas-
ketball l-2-'5f4: Senior Class Play.
. . . coquette . . . "wearing conddence like a
halo" . . . P. E, P .... Youth . . . chic .
in her single person, a social commotion . . .
Personalitg , . , "better late than never."
Class Vice President 3: Annual Stall: Hi-Y l-ZA
3: N Club 344: Track 2-3-4: Class Basketball
l-4: Band 2-3-4.
, , . savoir-faire . . . urbanitg . . . diagnostic
eges . . , "even though vanquished. he could
argue still" . . . Irish wit. . .
N Club 3-4: Football 2-3: Basketball 2-3-4.
. . . Frank Merriwell . . . ingratiating grins
, . Farnestness . . . "of noble stature."
Patricia Parker Thomas Ouinn
Herbert E. Reimund Williani Reinking
Annual Staff: Hi-Y 2-3-4: Glee Club 2-3-4:
N Club 4: Track 3: Football I-Z: Class Bas-
ketball l-2-?-4: Band l-Z-3-4: Orchestra 2-
3-4: Senior Class Play.
. , , a smile ten gears his junior . . . Augie
. , . a mightg man is he with large and sinewy
hands. . . the pink of perfection . . . Prussian
haircut . . .
Student Council 4: Triangular 3-4: Annual
Stall: News Staff: Girl Reserves l-2-3-4, Presi-
dent 4: Glee Club 3-4: Class Basketball 4.
. . . "a quaint precision rules her days" . .
"Gerry" . . . Thought . . . Palmoliue soap . ,
subtletg , . . rhangeling . "foie de Uivre"
. . Hfestina lente" . . .
Herbert E. Reimund
Football Z-3: Class Basketball 4.
. . . Genialitg . . . swift to mirth . . . "an
ubridgement of all that is pleasant in man'
, . . built like a granite boulder.
. . . Theres mischief in the quietest of men
. . . "too fond of the right to pursue the
expedient" , . . cooperative . . .
Betty Marie Rettig Dorothy Riessen
Ann Rohrbaugb Bernice Rohrbaugh
Betty Marie Rettig
'Vriangular Z: Girl Reserves l-2-3-4.
. . , "her uoire was gentle, soft and low" . . .
service -... librarian ...' 'the truly brave ate
soft of heart and eyes, and feel for what their
iluly bids them do" . . .
. . 4 lifferuesrenre . . . joy and jflllily . . . dash
Annual Stall: N Club 3-4: Track 41 Football
l Z 5--l: Class Basketball l.
4'Jiygs" . . . "one who plays well the game
ul' life" . . . Prowess . . . "deeds are better
Ihinys than words are, aftions mightler than
boasting" , . . lngenious.
Track 33 Class Basketball l-2-3-4: Varsity B
. . . Joe College . . . Indifference . . . The
Younger Generation personified . . , "breathes
V there a man with grin so flip?" . . . energy-
fonseruer. . .
Gaylord Ritter Donna June Rohdy
Russell Rohrs William Ruetz
News Staff: Annual Staff: Girl Reserves 2-3-4:
Glee Club 243'-1. President 4: Class Basketball
. . . poise . . . Junoesgue . . . casual non-
chalanre . . . cameos . . l'espril . . . a fair and
stately maiden . . . "she shall haue music
wherever she goes" . .
Girl Reserves leZ.
. . . A calm and gracious element . . . 'ishe
walks in earth's whole beauty dad" . . .
Contemplulton. . .
. . . varpe diem . . . "Blessings on him who
first invented sleep" . . . "1 seek no more than
may suffice" . . .
Donna June Rohdy
Triangular Z-3: Annual Staff: Girl Reserves
l-Z-3-4: Glee Club l-2-3-4: Class Basketball
, . . R. S. V. P. eyes . . . Sincerity . .
Hyruceful and useful all she does."
Arnold Schilperoot l,eo Shondell. Jr.
Hilda Sonnenberg Jane Small
Anderson High School l-Z: Annual Staff: Bas,
. . . whats in a name . . . aireminded . .
None lm! himself can be his parallel . .
Leo Shondell, Jr.
Junior Class Play: Band 4: Senior Class Play.
. . . a moulh as curly as his hair '.., musi-
Robert Sickmiller Odelia Slagle
Robert Stevens l,uln Belle Travis
Girl Reserves l-2.
. . , fl smile like summer afler snow . . . UA
rhterfiil life is wha! lhe Muses love. a soar-
ing spirit is their prime delight" . . . lVinsome.
Glee Club l-2-3,
. . . slow smiles . . . "of modes! mienn .
rian . . . lime on mil hands . . . "The spirit Vowflofml Agriculture COUFSC
is willing-" . . .
Class Secretary 3: Triangular 4: News Staff: An-
nual Stall: Girl Reserves Z-3-4g Junior Class
. . . perky bows . . . serenily . . . peaches
and rream complexion . . . Shirley Temple
lan . . , sleel beneath velvet . . . originality . .
saucy grins . . , "Love keeps its highest, holi-
est lone for our beloved Jane alone" . . .
wearing all tha! weigh! of learning as lightly
as a flower".
Silence is golden . . . "iz quiet man wilh
sober sleady Lucius" . . . lmsweruzng . . .
Lulu Belle Travis
Girl Reserves l-Z-3: Class Basketball l-Z-'5--l.
. . . "Sun flerks of fun in ii deep pool" . . .
Sorialnilitif . . .
Vocational Agriculture Course
lf. lf. A. 4, Vice President 4.
. . . Nonchalarzce . . , "Slow and steady LL'1'r7S
lhe race" . . . merry smile. . .
Bernadine Van Streader Dora Belle Vonier Ruth Vorwerk Donald Walters Madalin Welso
Norma Wcschc Evelyn Willard Fred Winseman Willis Yackee lilenor Young
Bernadine Van Streader
Class Basketball 3-4.
. , . "Her open eyes desire the truth: the
tuisrlom of mana tfears is in them" . . , "All
lrunqtiilila and smiles" 4 , . ronsitlerule . . .
Dora Belle Vonier
Xklauseon l: Glee Club Zi.
. . . A bil of llaree in her' name and smile . .
L'liL'lli'10US lady . . .
News Stall: Glee Club l-2-3-4.
, . . willing worker . . . a ralm and plafirl
totintenumre , . . tupalrle. . .
Class Basketball -l: liootball l: Band 4,
, , . Llllillt' grins . . . igneous hair . . . mechan-
iculltf minclt-tl. .
Triangular l-Z-3: News Staff: Annual Staflg
Girl Reserves l-2-'Se-l: Glee Club l-2-'Sz Class
Basketball l-Z-3: Junior Class Play: Senior
l:'llic'ienc'a , . . poise . . . Vogue . . . "gifl
o' gala" . . . she wears her few years with
cligniltf . . vivid,
Class Treasurer 3: Annual Staff: Glee Club 2.
. . . Naturalness . . "Semper eudem" . . .
"candid in discourse" . . . Hjocund as a field
of cotuslzps' . . . opinionated . . .
. . . A mind ar peace wilh all below . . .
jorular . . . "a pleasing rounfentlnre is a silent
reconvnwndalion'' . . .
"Passive in manner, slrong in deed" .
leisurely industry. . .
Holgate l-Z: Annual Staff: Class Basketball
3--la Senior Class Play.
, . . rougish wil . , . the original Wee Willie.
. . "ll's hard Io keep a good man down" .
. . "u paroxysm of nervous elferuesrenfeu . .
"Give me more work, l wan! my money's
Annual Stall: Girl Reserves 3-4: Glee Club
. . , u keen and ready Lui! . . . gdiely . .
arafia placenali , . .
- B U C K E Y E -
Fow'Qj'Yea'rs H a'uew,Gone By
The race is won! Now that we have reached the long desired end we pause
a moment to look back over the race we have just completed.
We entered the iirst lap of the "race of higher education" in 1934. Dur-
ing this first year we spent much time adjusting ourselves to the newness of our
situation. We were honor participants and proud of it. Besides concentrating
on scholastic achievements, we took part in outside activities such as the Glee
clubs, Girl Reserve and Hi-Y clubs, Band, Orchestra, Triangular and of course
all the sports.
The second lap saw us sprinting more vigorously. We had a previous rec-
ord to uphold and more goals to reach.
The third bend found us experienced sprinters and quite capable of hand-
ling the duties which fall upon Juniors. We again had representatives in thc
various organizations, sports and clubs and many of the members of our class
had leading roles in the Operetta presented by the glee clubs. The junior class
also staged a very successful play, displaying both dramatic and financial abilities.
Our junior year was climaxed by the Junior-Senior Prom, a gala farewell to
the Seniors. T
We entered the fourth and final lap of the race with high hopes and eager-
ness for the year and its contents which stretched invitingly before us. As Seniors
we took the place of honor and lived up to it.
The outstanding achievement of our Senior year in the way of sports was
the record made by the basketball team which was composed almost entirely of
seniors. Senior boys also took part in many of the other activities, winning
glory for themselves as well as for the school.
The Senior class was also well represented on the debate squad and the Glee
Clubs which took part in the Henry County Music Festival and the local May
A newly added feature during our senior year was the Student Council
suggested by a member of our class which proved to be very successful.
The last few days of our final lap are the fullest. The Junior-Senior
Prom, Baccalaureate, graduation all follow in rapid succession. Graduation day
marked the end of our very successful race but it also signilies the beginning of a
new race-the "race of life". Let us all resolve to run the race fairly and square-
ly. making the most of our opportunities and living life to the fullest.
S0 THEY LIVEI
lf anyone had said to me a year ago, "George Thistlewaite, you're going to win the
1948 Mehring prize for outstanding research in the field of education." why I would have
questioned the person's brain capacity. which certainly proves that you never can tell.
I was sitting in my raoio room before my combination television newspaper radio set.
listening to the clicking of the newspaper apparatus and televiewing the China Bowl football
game. When the clicking stopped, I reached over for the paper as usual, but what was my
surprise to see on the front page, "Millionaire Baseball Player Offers Prize for Educational Re-
search." I remember it as plainly as though it were yesterday. It went on to tell about how
the famous Lute Mehring whose Baberuthian prowess is so great that he has more money than
he can use, was offering five hundred thousand dollars to the person supplying the most infor-
mation about his former classmates of Napoleon High School, Class of 1938. When question-
ed as to his motives for this strange act, the star replied to the effect that not only was he curious
to see what had happened to his old classmates, but he wished to further educational research by
showing what had happpened to the graduates of a "typical" high school during the time that
had elapsed since graduation, and thereby prove whether or not the old educational methods were
better than our modern system of doing away with the classroom and putting the student on his
This was the sum and substance of the article which started me on the road to fame and
fortune. for I determined then and there that my mission would be to find the 1938 graduates
of N. H. S. and incidentally win the S500,000. Well all I can say is it was a hard fight, Ma,
trackin' 'em down. but I won. Here you may see the results for yourself.
Among the elite of good old "Mehico" and points North, South. East and West, that
amazing young toreadorette. Signora Emilia Arrisona, Cas she is known around her chosen
abodel has started a social commotion. No red cloth, only a few well-chosen, rapid right-to-
left movements of her powerful eyes and the situation is well under control. Lately it's rumor-
ed that bulls are not all to fall under her spell and that Seignors W. Ruetz and W. Reinking
have flown down to Rio with other than oil interests in mind.
Using her early training to good advantage. Marcella Forney has become No. l G-Girl
and with able assistants B. Van Streader and G. M. Armstrong is a force to be felt. The girls
attribute all their success to their motto-which they borrowed from the Royal Mounties.
Just off Broadway stands the picturesque "Little Gypsy Tearoom" run by the Misses
Becker, Franz and Slagle. Besides delicious food. they have an exotic fortune teller. Madame
Mystero, who can see everything in a cup of tea leaves. It is not generally known that the
Madame is Dot Bernicke and that she hails from Ohio. Last year she was visited by Dorothy
Riessen. Madame told Dorothy that a dark man would come into her life. Today the head-
lines announce that Prince Rober Kolbk Cfrom that mystic kingdom of Nertzapotaniaj has taken
for his bride an American girl. Miss Dorothy Riessen.
Of course, everyone knows about that noted New York barrister, Lynn Woodward,
President of the New York Stock Exchange. President of the International Music Association,
President of the National Alumni Association, and now a candidate for the Presidency of the
Recently, Betty Marie Rettig. employee of the "Russell Rohrs Amalgamated Airlines."
was chief stewardess on the plane which Jane Withers took on her return trip to Hollywood.
Both Miss Rettig and Mr. Rohrs graduated in 1938.
Andre CBillJ Brubaker, internationally known canine beautician, has just received patent
No. 296,378,542 which insures his exclusive right to the process for making French poodle's
ears stand up.
Luther Durham, remarkable horticulturist. is famed for his new flower, the gladiolamum,
with which he is decorating the homes of the best families.
All Toledo and points West are thrilled with the news that Leo Shondell, leader of the
"Sweet Symphony Swingers" has signed a 5-year contract for weekly engagements at the Trianon
Ballroom which he frequented in bygone days. Autograph hunters have been bounding him
almost as much as they hound his famed clarinetist. "Red" Walters.
Bets are equally divided over that football battle of the century between N. Y. U.,
coached by Lymie Lymangrover, and Southern California, under Skinny Deblin.
Dora Vonier, Parisian correspondent for Vogue, has just sailed for Paris on the S. S.
Seasick, to view the latest summer styles. She hopes to meet Florence Funchion. who is model-
ing in the Au Printemps, and Marcella Bowerman, who is traveling companion to Miss Norma
Van Wesche. Miss Wesche has been touring the seven continents.
Clayton Knepley has been elected President of the P. F. A. for the 10th consecutive year.
Genevieve Lowry. the skating star, biggest sensation since I-Ieinie, begins her twenty-
third week at the "Iciclonia." She's a genius-and awfully easy on the "ice"-or "eyes."
Take your choice! Wonder why our classmate. the presidential candidate, always seems to rate
a ringside seat.
Eleanor Higgins, the bowler who has just completed a coast-to-coast tour exhibiting her
prowess, will sail tomorrow for England in search of new worlds to conquer.
We hear from reliable sources that Jeree Reichert will receive the Academy Award for her
portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara in i'Gone With the Wind," the picture which has been promised us
for the past eleven years. Could it be that directors were waiting for La Reichert to grow up?
IAPPILT EVER AFTER
A daisy to Willis Yackee--the truest man. He was offered a cool million to be news
commentator on the Grape Nuts Program, but turned it down. He has been chauffeur to Miss
Reichert for four years. She prefers a career to marriage, however. having just turned down his
37th proposal, Evidently Willis has not given up hope.
Recommendations for an enjoyable evening--Wilma Armstrong's gorgeous warbling at
the "Wigwam," That fellow who watches her so adoringly from the ringside table is Junior
Foor, the professional football wonder.
Donna June Rhody's All-Girl Orchestra has been invited by the King of Bologna to play
a special engagement at the royal palace this summer. lt is rumored that the King has his eyes
on her famous drummer, Marge Heilman.
Donne Andrew, the well-known artist, will sail next month for Germany. He has been
offered 840,000 to retouch the moustache on a painting of Adolph Hitler.
Ruby Gillespie, private secretary to J. P. Morthan. the steel magnate. has been voted
America's No. 1 secretary.
Marcille Armbruster. the playwright, will be a June bride. Her approaching marriage
to D. King Dinga-Donga is being announced.
The "Rose-Ell," the quaint little flower shop on Broadway which so many of the stage
and screen notables frequent. derives its name from its owner, Rosella Dieringer.
"Barley McCorn", dummy of the well-known ventriloquist. Fred Winsman. is taking
the country by Storm. The agent. advisor. personal secretary and wardrobe designer for Barley
McCorn is Leola Kessler.
Herbert Reimund, manager of a chain of theatres thruout the country, has been seen
stepping with Dorothy Homan. owner of New York's most famous nursery school-"Dorothy's
At 10:15 each morning, Monday through Friday. every radio is dialed to hear Nevah
Mohler, one of the leading exponents of modern are-culinary art-give her daily diet instruc-
tions. That very enterprising young lady has made a marvelous discovery-a food of which a
person can eat as much as he likes without becoming filled. Most ardent of her fan mail comes
from Cornelius J. Burrows, famous young mechanic who is perfecting a new type of gasless
Two of the greatest benefactors of humanity are those famous Social Workers, Elenor
Young and Madalin Welson. -Their greatest problem is what to do when they run out of slums.
The much discussed Nobel Award of 1948 has been given to Mildred Spitler for her
poem, "My Hopes For America--Realized."
According to a recent survey, it is revealed that the recipient of the highest paid salary in
America is Mary Lou Daman. lMiss Daman is president of the girls' college "Twin Twar."
even more famous than Bryn Mawr.
Already the author of half a dozen best sellers fthe last sold 150,000,000 copiesl Jane
Small's greatest problem has been how to dispose of her huge royalties. Now to add to her
troubles. Jane has received word that for the tenth consecutive time she has won the 32.500
from the American Magazine essay contest with her paper. "The America I Want."
Gerald Knepley. the man whom all his classmates expected to become a famous biologist,
has instead answered the call of the ministry. He preaches in one of the most beautiful of New
York's churches and packs his parishoners in by the hundreds. His very capable and efficient
secretary, Frances Homan. sees that the books are kept.
A culinary column in the New York Daily Reflector which is attracting more readers
every day is written by none other than Hilda Sonnenberg. One of the paper's reporters who
achieved fame for digging up a sensational scoop is Evelyn Willard.
Victor Bassett, famous multi-millionaire who made his fortune on Wall Street. has made
known the fact that he will highly reward his two private nurses. Mary Finerty and Marcille
Hitts. who saved him when it seemed that he would be drawn within the clutches of pneumonia.
Mr. Bassett has also rewarded his private secretary. Marie Loudon. who so efficiently carried on
his business for him.
Dr. T. Quinn, Jr., who took as much misery out of this old world as anybody when he
happened upon that sure cure for hay fever, made the headlines for the second time within a
week. when that famous as well as temperamental operatic star, Mlle. Ann Rohrbaugh. contract-
ed a cold on the day of her opening. Whispering hoarsely that none but the best should touch
her throat, she demanded Dr. Quinn. Even though he was about to make a shot which would
make him international golf champion. with a score of 18 on the first 17 holes, Dr. Quinn
threw down his club and grimly muttering. "Duty first. duty first," left the course.
Contemplating a non-stop flight is that noted pilot. Arnold Schilperoot, and his co-
pilot, Ruth Vorwerk.
Patricia "Pat" Parker has been named the country's leading interior decorator and has
just been informed that she was chosen to remodel the White House as soon as candidate Wood-
ward is elected. When that job is completed and before going abroad to make plans for redoing
the Hall of Mirrors. she will pause long enough to plan the furnishings for the homes of two
friends whom she knew as Bernice Rohrbaugh and Lucille Brown. Both are outstanding young
society matrons, and each has told Miss Parker privately to spare no expense in making her home
the most beautiful on Long Island. fContinued on Page 672
- B U CK E Y E-
Time Marches Un
President - -' Charles Mann
Vice President Lawrence Funkhouser
Secretary - - Donald Chance
Treasurer Charles Klotz
Juniors? Who said that? Oh, that's right We are Juniors, aren't we? Next
year we'll be Seniors, but there has been no time to think of that because all
year we have been very active in school activities.
In athletics our class contributed to football, basketball, and track. Each
performer handled his task in an excellent manner,
As for debate, members of our class aided in the success of this Work, also.
The class play, with the sincere help of those expert directors, Miss Smith
and Mr. Johnson, was a booming success, both in putting money in the class
treasury and in putting the show over.
We are not forgetting that our members also formed a part of the band,
orchestra, Girl Reserves, Hi-Y, and glee clubs, which will help us in later life by
teaching us to be better citizens and training us socially.
We feel this has been ia most successful year for the class. We wish next
year's Juniors the same measure of success,
J CHARLES MANN.
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-- B U C K E Y E -
So 'Ya Thought I Was A Freshman, Huh?
President - - Andrew Lowry
Vice President - Mary Helen Pohlman
Sec'y.-Treas. Clara Netta Kelley
We look back with pride on the scholastic standard of our Freshman and
Sophomore years. We are found upholding every school activity that we are
able to enter.
Let us first look at the sophomore girls. ----If you will return
to your reading I will continue. The girls upheld the standards of the sopho-
more class as well as the boys. They were found in the band, orchestra, Girl Re-
serves, glee club, Student Council, and basketball team.
The boys having a more varied and more numerous field of activity are,
nevertheless, found in every one of them. You have seen the sophomore boys
participating in the band, orchestra, triangular, tennis and track teams.
Both the boys and girls of the sophomore class have outstanding members
in almost every activity.
We have held up the Blue and White to the best of our ability, and we
hope to send it soaring higher in the future years.
A Smile Like His Dad's
Officcrs lovely to lcok at
Armstrong, Lillian Mae
Baker. Donna Marie
Farison, Sadorma Mac
Forney, Betty Irene
Houck. Doris Mae
Kelley, Clara Netta
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Lowry. Betty Jean
Meyer. Leona Mae
Pohlman, Mary Helen
Miller. Ann Margaret Snyder. June
Morehead. Marguerite Speiser. Mariann
Nelson, Grace Strayer. Robert
Zoll. Katherine Marie
Little Mem, What Now?
President - James Rausch
Vice President - Kathleen Chubb
Secretary - Marilyn McConkey
Treasurer - - Russell Reimund
On September 13, 1937, a large group of Freshmen paraded down the
halls of Napoleon High School with two ideas in mind-to make good and to
find their classrooms without the aid of the high and mighty upper classmen.
We have succeeded in the latter: we hope we have done so in the former.
We placed several representatives on the football and basketball teams and
We have many more athletes in the making. Several of the freshmen belong to
the N Club. Among other sports which we entered were tennis and track.
Proof of our musical ability is found in the fact that many of our class-
mates are members of the Boys' and Girls' Cx'ee Clubs and a number of others
have belonged to the band and orchestra for quite a while.
I The freshmen also aid in governing the student body with four representa-
tives on the Student Council.
There are many freshmen who belong to the F. F. A. and Cm. R.
Next year we shall return as sophomores and shall try to uphold the stan-
dards we have made for ourselves during our first year in N. H. S.
June and January
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F R E S H M E
:'Berkes. Karl LeRoy
Dietrich, Rose Mary
Kasky, Betty Marie
Groll, Barbara Jean yt--Pictures do not appea
F R E S H M E
Lane. Mary Jean
Mengerink. Betty Anne
Rieger, Mary Frances
Riggs, Norma Lee
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Coming Up !
ln the month of September. l937, one hundred and forty three students
entered junior high school. This year the seventh and eighth grades were un-
der the direction of Mr. Rohrbaugh, principal, Miss Morey, history teacher.
Mr. Johnson, English teacher, and Mr. Ort, science teacher.
Athletics were under the supervision of Mr. Ort and Mr. Johnson and
the glee club was again directed by Mr. Lankenau.
The school year Wouldn't be complete without the usual round of part-
ies: one at Halloween and one at Christmas. The students are eagerly looking
forward to field day and a picnic.
This year the valedictorian is Georgene Shuster and the salutatorian is
EI GHT H GRADE
Front row, left to right:-Melvin Burkholder, Richard Bemais, Lowell Reid,
Carolyn Boyer, Luella Houck, Phyllis Rohrbaugh, Marjorie Bruns, Dallas
Cupp, Robert Bowerman. Edros Allen, Mary Ann Mathers.
Second row, left to right:--Edward Fossett, Bernard Crawford, George COX,
Leland Glick. Evelyn Osborn, Betty Harrison, Patricia Butterfield, Margaret
Donley, Elsie Belle Shinew, Wilda Rohdy, Grace Bost, Arlene Lensman,
Third row, left to right:-Paul Mann, Clarence Gee, John Long, Junior
QRobertJ Jennings, Robert Cupp, Billy Delventhal, Earl Roessing, Thelma
McColley. Marilyn Rohrbaugh, Lillian Quillman, Lola Eickoff, Eathye
Sickmiller, Madeline Willeman, Joan Laremore.
Fourth row, left to right:-William Hoover, Camile Le Ruth, Lawrence Hamp-
ton, Glenn Walker, Norma DeTray, William Polk, Donna Stevens, Eleanor
Belknap, Eileen Atkinson, Frances Jean Pushee, Marjorie Brubaker. Georgene
Shuster, Wilmina Gomer, Mary Bevelhymer.
Last row. left to right:-Ralph Beaverson, Kenneth Hoover, Dorwin Hoffman.,
Donald Fruchey, Burton Wenner, Marion Harmon, John Bost, Maurice
Nye, James Kerr, Dorothy Lowry, Lois Shelt, Agnes Ashenfelter. Mary Jean
Mead, Carol Shoemaker.
'k-Names whose pictures do not appear on this page
Margaret Fahringer Stanley McClure Wallace Nelson Clinton Bortell
First row, left to right:-Robert Bost, James Bemis, David Orwig. Eddie Han-
cock, Virgil Fruth, Edward Chapman, Mary Ellen Cuff, Betty Jane Bernius,
Donald Gunter, Donald Pacey, Donald Staud, Rosemary Davis, Lois Swor-
den, Marjorie Armstrong.
Second row, left to right:-Robert Travis. Tommy Spencer, Donna Davis,
Gertrude Parcels, Marcella Ward, Helen Kurtz, Olive Belle Martin, Wayne
Meyers. Jimmiy Paul Curdes, Marilyn Reimund, Alan Hovey, Marilyn An-
drew. Ruth Katz, June Delventhal, Lloma Jean Riggs.
Third row, left to right:-Hilda Smith, Maudie Showman, Gloria Young,
Marcella Hoffman, Margie Fruchey, Carmen Bond, Arlene Klotz, Patty
Leonhardt. Gladys Walker, Glendora Blair, Joan Broshears, Jean Krauss,
Carolyn Casteel, Max Minnich, Ernest Rosebrook.
Fourth row, left to right:---Kenneth Ashenfelter, Billy Perry, Lester Knepley,
Danny Dunn, Thomas Boyd, John Motter, Betty Parcels, Junior Harmon,
Martha Smith, Rosemary Kelley, Laura Hockman, Phyllis Bressler, Vivian
Mahler. Joan Heilman, Rose Marie Reiser.
Fifth row, left to right:-Winona Warner, Viola Desgrange, Alice Thomas,
Betty Davis, Marie Kraegel, Betty Myers, Norma Shelt, Virgil Cupp, Harold
Thompson, Fritzie Pohlman, Raymond Weirauch, Charles Buckmaster, Ray
Farison, Jr., Russell Agler, John Flint.
Now It Is Finished
Mary Lou Daman, Jane Small-Co-Editors
Victor Bassett--Business Manager
Donna June Rohdy
Advisor - - - Mr. Willis Arn
A bigger, better BuckeyeY4something different--can it be done?-why
not?-"select" staff 30 strong-assignments given-"How can I shrink this
article to two pages".-Mr, Cubberly sets up studio in physics lab-girls rush-
ing about combing their hair-"lO:l5? that only gives me 45 minutes to put
on my lipstick"-the male element miserably sporting ties-what price beauty?
hpenny supper nets 50 dollars-Lynn and Corney with those eternal, infernal,
candid cameras'-Norma and Elec learning how to win ads and influence local
merchants,-Don, Shipy, Lee and Jiggs sans berets, sans smocks, sans easel, but
with two willing hands and a heart-Vic lying awake nights trying to balance
the budget--covers cussed and discussed and at long last ordered-copy finally
off to printer-"ls it really all right, Mr. Arn? Cause if you say so"--take it
from us, dear Reader. there couldn't have been a more patient, more considerate.
more-more-what's the use, words can't express the way the staff feels about Mr.
Arn. Working . . . hoping . . . planning-NOW IT IS FINISHED.
- B U C K, E Y E -
Editors-Margaret Chapman, Emily Harrison
Reporters-Donald Andrew. Victor Bassett, Marcella Bowerman, Mary Lou
Daman, Eleanor Higgins. Marjorie l-leilman. Genevieve Lowry, Nevah
Mohler, Patricia Parker, Geraldine Reichert, Ann Rohrbaugh, Jane Small,
Mildred Spitler, Ruth Vorwerk, Lynn Woodward, Elenor Young.
Typists:-Grace Armstrong, Dorthy Bernicke, Marjorie Franz
First "edition"-enthusiasm, plus: experience, minus-we learn the mean-
ing of the word "deadline"-i'Why can't some people learn to get things in on
time!"-no news is bad news-"Doesn't anything ever happen around this
school?"-"Who cut my article out of the paper?"-"The paper's going to be
positively scintillating this week," if Miss Smith has anything to say about it!
Don and Lynn get the sports news from every angle including the spectator's
and participant's-Marcella and Eleanor visit "little-folk 1and"F-Nevah, our
lnquiring Reporter, gives us credit for having minds and tabulates student-opim
ion on various subjects--Victor, our Vox Studenti. is the outstanding contribu-
tor to the "Letters to the Editor" department-Gennie and Jane report on the
only ray of sunshine in our lives, the assembly program:--"Say, what else can
you call a speaker besides interesting and entertaining?"--credit also goes to the
other writers who gave their time so that people might be informed about school
activities in a manner befitting students of Napoleon High School-we wind up
with a little less enthusiasm perhaps, but with so much more experience!"
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Do Men and Their Deeds Ever Die?
President - Donald Andrew
Vice President Victor Bassett
Secretary - Donald Chance
Treasurer Lynn Woodward
The organization of boys, designed to create, maintain, and extend
throughout the school and community higher standards of Christian character
and living. has operated quite successfully this year. Many small projects were
attempted and completed. The club was instrumental in instituting the weekly
noon dance, which proved to be an aid in developing the social activities of the
school. The club has in collaboration with Girl Reserves Club sponsored a few
dances. which turned out to be quite popular am.ong the students. A project our
club has pursued in the last year, that of sending flowers every Sunday to each
patient in the hospital, seems quite unimportant. but letters from patients have
revealed that the results produced were favorable and very successful. The club
is looking forward to the sending of three members this summer to Camp Nel-
son Dodd, the annual Hi-Y training camp.
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President - Norman Lymangrover
Vice President Lloyd I-lefllinger
Secretary - Charles Mann
Treasurer Andrew Lowry
The N Club. though organized last year. was not reorganized until the
late December of this year, at which time Mr. Florence was named advisor.
Members of this club are made up of boys who have earned a major varsity
However. letters are not only awarded for such performances as carrying
the ball for a touchdown or sinking a dozen baskets per game, but also for
those less spectacular performances of carrying water and soaking towels.
Therefore, managers, too. merit membership in the club.
The aims and purposes of the club are to encourage good sportsmanship
throughout the school and community and to promote everlasting friendship
among the members.
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Gracious In Manner
President ----- Geraldine Reichert
Vice President - Marcella Fruth
Treasurer - - Mildred Spitler
Secretary Marianne Speiser
Program Chairman - - - Genevieve Lowry
Social Chairmen - - - Ann Rohrbaugh, Patricia Parker
Service - - Betty Marie Rettig, Grace Marie Armstrong
Finance - Elenor Young. Donna June Rhody
Art - - - - - Mary Lou Daman, Emily Harrison
"To face life squarelyn and "to find and give the best" are the club slogans
and purposes. and to these ends we have earnestly striven. Vvle have endeav-
ored to render service to others throughout the year, and especially so at Thanks-
giving and Christmas.
The Girl Reserves have also found time to play and have had entertaining
programs following their meetings with an occasional guest speaker. The idea of
interest groups within our club which fostered dramatics and handicraft projects
was inaugurated this year. ln cooperation with the Hi-Y Club several dances
were held for the enjoyment of the student body.
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Reaching Toward the Best
Shortly after the admission of the Freshmen, the year's work was climaxed
by our annual Mother-Daughter Banquet.
The year opened with a conference at Fayette and closed with one at
Two oflicers for the coming year will attend Camp Walbridge for a week
this summer to bring back constructive ideas for our club next year, which will
encourage the members continually to be
Gracious in manner
lmpartial in judgment
Ready for Service
Loyal to friends.
Reaching toward the best
Earnest in purpose
Seeing the beautiful
Eager for knowledge
Reverent to God
Victorious over self
Sincere at all times.
Theres Music ln The Air
A fine band is now in the process of development. This development is
necessary because of the many beginners, filling the vacancies left by graduation,
Mr. Lombardi is building up a fine marching band for activities this sum-
mer and for football games.
Hearty congratulations should be extended to the Band Mothers' for their
splendid work. We hope that their worthwhile endeavors may be continued in
On April Z9 the Northwest District Solo-Ensemble Contest was held at
Bowling Green. Napoleon was well represented and came away with more than
their share of honors. Louis Davis received the rating of "superior-plus": James
Funkhouser and Robert Brillhart both were rated "superior" performers: Robert
Kiser 'Aexcellentf' and John Crahan, Edith Helberg, and the Brass and Saxo-
phone Quartets-"very good". Superior ratings make one eligible for the State
Contest held at Oberlin on May 14.
Just as the Buckeye was going to press we received word that James Funk-
houser had received superior rating at the Oberlin contest which makes him el-
igible for the national contest to be held at Elkhart, Indiana. The latest news
report May 20th is that Jim has won superior rating, which is the highest one
can obtain, in the national contest. This makes him one of the highest rank-
ing high school saxophone players in the country.
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And M elody Everywhere
Piano -------- Edith Helberg
Violin - - Clara Netta Kelly
John Crahan, George Walters
Cornet Norman DeTray, Sam Shook
Clarinet - A - Lynn Woodward
James Funkhouser, Robert Strayer
Flute - - - - Lenore Dunbar
Saxophone - Donald Chance, Junior Snyder
Norma Jean Zahrend, Donald Andrew
Trombone - - - Robert Brillhart
Bass - - Richard Harrison
Baritone - Robert Kiser
French Horn - Lawrence Farison
Guitar - - - Alvin Spoering
Oboe - Hilda Mehring, Russell Smiley
Bells - - Earl Roessing
Drums - - Luther Mehring
ln the past season the orchestra has plyaed many times. lt performed for
the Senior Hi Chapel program, Junior and Senior plays, Community Players,
banquets and Sharon Institute.
Orchestrations have been rendered under the capable direction of Mr.
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Music Hath Charms
President ----- Ann Rohrbaugh
Vice President Wilma Armstrong
Secretary - - Mildred Spitler
Treasurer ------ Marcella Forney
The Girls' Glee Club was directed by Mr. Otto Lankenau this year. Our
membership was larger than preceding years, when we seniors were underclass-
men. This was an advantage but the difliculty proved to be in finding a con-
venient time to meet. The day of meeting was finally settled and we started
practicing for performances.
April brought the first performance to the public. Only twelve members
were selected to sing in the County Chorus, They represented the Girls' Glee
Club of Napoleon.
The next musical exhibition was given in May, when the well-known
Music Festival was held. I'll give that the title of "The Grand Performance."
Learn To Croon
President ----- Lynn Woodward
Vice President Donald Andrew
Secretary - Richard Harrison
Treasurer - - James Funkhouser
Mr. Lankenau had charge of the Boys' Glee Club this year. A majority of
the members were experienced singers and made their Glee Club a great success.
Th Boys' Glee Club should be complimented for its coopperation in pre-
senting the May Festival. They also took part in the County Chorus held in
April, and sang for several programs during the year. The club was well bal-
anced and showed fine ability.
-Donna June Rohdy.
s They Have Sowh
So Shall The Reap
President ----- Clayton Knepley
Vice President Robert Sickmiller
Secretary - Robert Snyder
Treasurer Marvin Fahringer
Reporter - Lawrence Farison
Advisor - D. D. Shaw
Kenneth Armbruster James Osborne Donald Crawford
Junior Stevens Herbert Scarr Kenneth Davis
The Future Farmers of America is a national organization of farm boys studying vocational
agriculture in the public schools throughout the United States.
The F. F. A. is designed to recognize and encourage the natural instincts and tendencies of
boys to organize into gangs or groups. This group organization puts enthusiasm, pleasure, and
recreation into their work. The boys are taught how to conduct their own meetings and how to
do things in an organized way. They are also taught the essentials of scientific agriculture, live-
stock and grain judging, and public speaking. The exercise of responsibility and working to-
gether in groups tends to develop leadership and a cooperative spirit.
This is the first year for vocational agriculture in the Napoleon Public Schools. The Na-
poleon F. F. A. Chapter was organized Nov. l8, 1937. A group of nine boys formed the nucleus
of the Napoleon Chapter and were initiated December 2 by the l-lolgate Chapter. All officers
for this first year were well chosen and carried out their parts in an admirable manner. The boys
have made enough money during the year to purchase pins. a banner. and other essential chapter
An agricultural program was put on for a high school assembly. March 4. The F. F. A.
Chapter opening and closing ceremony was used for the program.
Special recognition is given Clayton Knepley as president of the newly formed F. F. A.
Chapter. Clayton showed excellent leadership in guiding the boys through their nrst year which
has proved successful in every respect.
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Football L ettermen
Lymie added the finishing touches to a well formed backfleld by doing
' most of the passing and kicking. He is a senior this year and leaves an-
other opening in the backfield that will be hard to fill.
Harold broke into the line-up as a freshman when Zim was injured. His
playing proved that he was a good choice for filling the position.
Bob was the lightest man in the backfield and showed that weight isn't
everything by getting through some of the biggest opponents with com-
parative ease. His replacement will not be easy.
Red, though used as a substitute, saw a lot of action this year and gave all
the regulars a fight for their positions. He will be a valuable asset to the
team in the next two years.
Bob, just a freshman, started out in a very good fashion and improved
throughout the year, He certainly proved that freshmen can play football.
Earl is a junior and has already played two years of varsity ball. Besides
being a goodball carrier he was an excellent pass receiver. If you don't
think so just ask Montpelier.
Bobo was the lightest man on the team but had to play against some of
the biggest. Although he took a lot of punishment he always came back
Junior was the speedster of the backlield, being both a good ball carrier and
pass receiver. He had an injury which kept him out of a few games at the
first of the season but he showed excellent form the rest of the season.
Donald Zimmer-Guard -
Zim is a junior and still has another year in which to play. Since he is an
excellent blocker and ferocious tackler, the team felt its loss when an injury
prevented his playing the latter half of the season.
Don proved that a back didn't have to be a ball carrier to gain fame on the
gridiron. He played blocker and paved the way for his teammates to make
Howard, a substitute at first, worked so hard and improved so much that
he earned for himself a regular berth, where he played the rest of the year.
Lloyd played tackle at first but proved that he was versatile and could play
end just as well. He was an excellent defensive player and made life very
miserable for the opposing backfield.
Bob played as a substitute most of the year and proved that he was very
capable of replacing any member of the backlield.
Wes, one of the bigger boys on the team, played hard, smashing ball
throughout the year and always gave the opposition something to worry
Jiggs was one of the finest defensive men on the team. Although rather
light, he made up for his lack in weight with very hard, smashing tackles.
His place will be hard to fill next year.
A light and inexperienced team took their places under the newly installed
floodlights for the initial game of the season. After a scoreless nrst half, the blue
and whiters came back in the third and fourth stanzas for a Z1 to 0 victory.
In their second appearance the Coprorals rallied in the fourth and final
quarter to squeeze out a 6 to 6 tie with an under-rated Swanton eleven.
Inspired by the dedication ceremony, the local lads turned out a neat 18 to
6 victory over the Montpelier Locomotives. This was the first league game and
started the team out on the right foot in the league race.
Before a capacity crowd, the Corporals met their first defeat after a fourth
quartet rally by our outstanding rivals, the Defiance Bulldogs.
NAPOLEON-O LIBERTY CENTER--7
Fighting with their backs to the wall throughout the game, the Corporals
held the Liberty Center Tigers to a single touchdown.
NAPOLEON-0 BOWLING GREEN-14
Showing their lighting spirit, the Little Corporals held the big boys from
Bee Gee to a 14 to 0 score, which was quite an accomplishment according to the
NAPOLEON-O VAN WERT-12
Although playing the Van Wert Cougars on fairly even terms the entire
game, the boys suffered the bad breaks and left the gridiron on the short end of
a 12 to O score.
After a long ride and a tour of the exclusive Cranbrooke School, the Cor-
porals took a stinging defeat from the hands of the Prep School eleven. With
exception of the defeat a fine time was had by all.
Another redskin bit the dust as the Corporals came out of a mid-season
slump with a bang and whipped the Wauseon Indians to the tune of 25 to 7.
In the annual Turkey Day game the Corporals ended the 1937 season by
holding the highly favored Bryan Bears to a 7 to 7 tie. In closing the season we
wish for a highly successful season in 1938.
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Basketball L ettermerz
First row: J. Poor. A. Schilperoot, R. Deblin, N. Lymangrover.
Second row: P. Rausch. E. Brubaker, D. Andrew, l-. Wtvcudwarti
Norman Lymangrover-Lymie was a steady, dependable, never beaten tighter.
Best of all on defense.
Paul Rausch-Paul had plenty of spirit'-was off and on playerffgood under
the basket-fused height to a good advantage.
Junior Foor-Speed is the word for Poor-steady on defenseh-good at times?
did his share of scoring.
Bob Deblin-Skinny did a big share of the passinggdidnt' hit on long shots
'till late in season.
Lynn Woodward,-Lindy had a hard time hitting the basketfa good feeder-
slow but sure.
Arnold Schilperoot'-Ship had a hard time controlling his lightwf-best under
basket-hard to stop when he started.
Don Andrew--Shorty was good on defense in spite of size-Y-had bad luck
on shots in games-had plenty of pep for all.
Earl Brubaker-Earl was out with a bad knee last half of season-good long
shot-hot in pinches.
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Basketball First Team
J. Poor: L. Woodward: A. Schilperoot: P. Rausch: R. Deblin: N. Lymangrov-
er: E. Brubaker: D. Andrew.
10-Corporals open season at Perrysburg with 27-19 victory--good de-
fense-plenty of room for improvement.
l7-Napoleon travels to Wauseon to win its first league game 26-18-
Corporals offense has improved.
22-Toledo Scott trounces Corporals in first home game-a fast Scott
team buffaloed the home team-score 26-16.
30-Corporals win second league game at Montpelier in a slam bang
4-Corporals meet a fast team at DeVilbiss-our boys were bewildered
by the big DeVilbiss center+score 31-l7. x
7-Bryan Bears defeat Corporals in a low scoring tilt 18-l2-new line-
up and lack of tight were causes of defeat.
ll-Napoleon tops Bowling 'Green Bobcats 14-l l-defense in splendid
shape but offense not clicking.
l4-Corporals journey to Liberty Center full of fight and upset the favor-
ed Tigers Z3-21-This victory made the league race a free for all.
Back row:-Mr. Florence, Coach: N. Lymangrover, L. Woodward. P. Rausch,
A. Schilperoot, J. Foor.
Front row:-D. Andrew, R. Deblin, E. Brubaker, L. Funkhouser, C. Mann.
Zl-Napoleon downs Defiance Bulldogs for Hrst time in several years l8-
16-Corporals outfought, outplayed. and becuase of skill at foul line out-
scored the Bulldogs.
Z8-Wauseon Indians scalped the cocky Corporals on the home court 24-
l9-Rausch was not in the game-our boys played listless ball.
4-Corporals again defeated a very tough Defiance team at Defiance 24-
22-our team stood the high pressure and played good ball.
l l-Napoleon again beat Liberty Center on home floor I9-15-and
withstood the pressure of the torrid battle with fighting spirit.
l8-Napoleon traveled to Bryan to win the deciding championship game
27-20-The boys played good ball.
25-Corporals easily defeated Montpelier in the final league game 25-ll
-The Locos were held scoreless the first half.
Back row: Mr. Johnson, Coach: R. Shondell: R. Brillhart: R. Motterg E.
Myer: R. Kiserg W. Ludeman.
Front row: J. Funkhouserg R. I-Ioman: J. Fruthy: A. Lowry: Ci. lVlcColley.
The Corporal Reserves for the '37-'38 season deserve high recognition.
Under Assistant Coach Johnson the boys made excellent progress and establish-
ed a good record. winning 14 games and losing 3. ln league play, they Won 9
and lost 1, thereby winning the league championship. The reserves were compos-
ed almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores, which indicates that Coach
Florence will have very capable teams for several years. l-lere's wishing you luck,
March 3-Corporals took the Wauseon Indians in the first tourney round at
Deiiance 35-25-Indians were good the first half and the Corporals were
better the second.
March 5-Napoleon beats Defiance Bulldogs for third time this season 2l-20
-A hotly contested battle with the best team winning-The game won in
the last minute when Foor shot three fouls.
March ll-The Corporals downed the Bryan team in the semi-finals 23-20-
Bryan was out for blood and the game was fast and scrappy.
March I2-Napoleon was defeated in the finals by Bowling Green 35-22-
B. G. was "red hot" to say the least. Our boys went down playing good
Speed Me, O Wings of Mercury
Bryan 68 M-Napoleon 44--Wauseon 36M
Although many of the boys were still stiff from spring football practice,
they gave a good account of themselves by taking second behind a well balanced
team from Bryan.
Wauseon 63-Napoleon 56-Liberty Center 3l
The team took only four nrst places but came through with enough sec-
onds and thirds to give the fine Wauseon team a fight for top honors.
Napoleon 7 7-Pioneer 4 7
Coming through for their first win of the season, the boys piled up an
overwhelming score against the Pioneer team.
Wauseon 51-Montpelier 43--f--Napoleon 32
Again the boys from Napoleon went down to defeat before the Wauseon
and Montpelier teams. Montpelier gave Wauseon an even battle all the way
through for first place.
Wauseon 75-Napoleon 43
The Wauseon team seems to get much enjoyment in defeating Napoleon
as they ran up a 75 to 43 score by taking 14 out of the 16 first places.
Due to the fact that the "Buckeye" is being sent to press we will be un-
able to give the final score of the League Meet. Although Bryan is favored to
retain the league championship we are sure the Corporals will come through
with high honors.
It's A Racquet!
The tennis team under the able guidance of Mr. Johnson is off to a suc-
csesful season. Setting their goal to contniue last year's undefated record, Lynn
Woodward, Andy Lowry, Jim Funkhouser, Don Andrew, Willis Yackee and
'Bob Brillhart will play in matches with Bowling Green, Defiance, Bryan and
With high hopes the team looks forward to the League meet on our courts
May 14 and the district meet at Bowling Green May 20-21.
After quite a few years, golf has been revived as a sport in Napoleon High
School under Mr. Gldfather. This is in keeping with the plan of the school in
offering more sports in which everyone may participate. The team has played
matches with Defiance, Bowling Green, and Swanton both here and away. Al-
though the season isn't completed, it has been a success for the interest in the
team may be shown by the number of boys on the squad. The members of the
team are James Davis, Lawrence Funkhouser, James Funkhouser, Thomas
Quinn. Leonard Pfau, Donald Andrew, Robert Deblin, Luther Mehring, Leo
Shondell and Bob Kiser.
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umm High Athletics
First row Cleft to rightj-Max Minnich, John Motter, Bob Kretz, Charles
Wells, Albert Druhot.
Second row fleft to rightj-Benny Kessler, Mgr.: Maurice Nye, John Bost,
Virgil Ort, coach: Bob Gebhardt, Luther Kolbe, Edward Fossett.
Thirty boys reported to Mr. Johnson three afternoons a week for football
practice during the fall season. This supervised instruction proved valuable to
the boys in that it provided healthful exercise, a pleasurable pastime and training
that will help the boys to become better high school players. Five of the eighth
grade boys reported for high school spring football practice.
The Junior High Basketball Team consisted of seventh, eighth and ninth
grade boys this year for the first time in the history of our school. A schedule of
eleven games was played. The boys made a good record for themselves by Win-
ning seven of the games. Robert Kretz, Robert Weaks, Albert Druhot, Luther
Kolbe, Charles Wells, Robert Gebhart, John Bost, Maurice Nye, John Motter
and Max lVlinnich were awarded letters, Benny Kessler and Edward Fossett,
manager letters. John Bost was elected honorary captain. Most of these boys
will be found in the lineup of the high school teams during their high school
FIELD AND TRACK
The annual Field and Track Day was between the seventh and eighth
grade boys and girls on the Loose Athletic Field. Preparations for the events
of this meet occupied some of the free time of the boys and girls after school
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As Pfrejudiced As The Other Side
Back row fleft to rightj-J. Funkhouser, M. Bockelman, M. Daman, Miss
Wones, C. Klotz, K. Albrink, "'J. Small.
Front row-A. Busch, P. Gilpin. M. Dietrich, G. Reichert, N. Mohler, E.
This was the friendly sentiment felt by each of the twelve debaters even at
the end of the season when every one knew just why "the several states should
Cor should notj adopt the unicamgeral system of legislature."
The first scene of conflict was at Clay High School in which every one
took part. Gerry, Karl, Mary Lou, Marian, Charles and Pat upheld the question
while Jane, Amelia, Jim, Margaret, Eleanor and Nevah preferred two houses in
their state government.
Two sets of triangular contests were held at Bryan, Wauseon and Napo-
leon in which the negative was twice victorious. Each town furnished three
As a climax to the debating season, Mary Lou, Cierry, Jim and Amlelia
traveled to Heidelberg where they won three and lost three debates.
U Any success we may have had we owe to the excellent coaching and pleas-
ing personality of Miss Carolyn Wones.
"'-pictures do not appear.
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On May 20, 1937, the Junior Class of N. H. S. bid a fond farewell to the
seniors with a dinner served by the Band Mothers' Organization.
Acting as master of ceremonies, Mary Lou Daman very cleverly introduced
Lynn Woodward who showed us how to "Strike Up the Band" in a manner
befitting a Junior class president. In a manner equally befitting a Senior class
president, Julian Yocum, answered "Thanks a Million."
Like James Hilton's famous schoolmaster, Mr. Chips, our famlous school-
master, Mr. Arn, recalled the students who have passed through the N. H. S.
portals of learning for the past few years and told what measure of success they
have achieved. The most appropriate title was "One Never Knows, Does One?"
Pauline Heistand Bolbach, for her farewell address chose the catchy sub-
ject "Swing High, Swing Low." While she talked our thoughts wandered back
to our "pigtail" days when we first had the pleasure of knowing her.
"Moonlight and Shadows" as sung by Wilma Armstrong was a happy
ending to the program.
Our new gym, transformed into a night club and decorated by gold and
silver notes suspended from the ceiling, formed a suitable setting for Frankie
Schenk's swing band. At the intermlission. Janet Cuff, Napoleon's Eleanor
Powell, proved she was "In a Dancing Mood".
If our evening was successful, who should be thanked more than the one
to whom everyone rushed when things went wrong, Miss Lenore Farnham?
And So They Lived Happily Ever After
fConcluded from Page 272
To rejuvenate the rapidly aging Shirley Temple. the foremost beauty consultant of the
day, Mlle. Lucille Beard, has been summoned to Hollywood. She alone possesses the ability to
take with perfect safety 10 years off anybody's life. One of her best customers is that dear little
tot, Irene Fidler, who has been capturing hearts with her interpretation of the little sister in
"Seventeen" ever since she did so on the N. H. S. stage 10 years ago.
Ten years ago a hit play told the story of a Secretary of State's wife who wrote the
congressmen's speeches and was the power behind the throne. It's pretty startling to learn that
a little black-haired lady, once known as Peggy Chapman, has been the moving force behind the
government for the past tive years. And until now, everyone believed that those excellent
speeches Senator P. Rausch always delivers were his own!
One of the names on everybody's lips these days is that of Jiggs Ritter, the man who
merged Silly Symphonies and Merry Melodies. and in six months that fellow we old timers will
remember. Walt Disney, begged Mr. Ritter to buy him out. Jiggs is now working on a little
skit called "Simpy Sails to Saturn." The picture is being financed by the Roberts, "Stevens and
Sickmiller," who sank several millions in a gigantic Buck Rogers' Rocketship factory, and who
hope through this picture to replace the round-the-world tours with planet-to-planet hops.
P. PARKER. T. QUINN and E. HARRISON.
The Plays The Thing
On May 18, the Senior class of '38 had its last opportunity to show its
talent to the public in the form of a play. The play selected by the class was the
well known coniedy, "Seventeen", by Booth Tarkington.
In this presentation William Brubaker was Willie Baxter, a misunderstood
boy of seventeen, with Lola Pratt, his baby talk lady, portrayed by Mary Fin-
erty. The roles of Wil1ie's parents were taken by Elenor Young and Leo Shon-
dell and his talkative little sister by Irene Fidler. Genesis, the faithful old negro
servant, was presented by Robert Kolbe. The friends of Lola and the Baxters
were skillfully taken by Patricia Parker, Donald Andrew, Lynn Woodward,
Margaret Chapman, Marcella Bowerman, Luther Mehring, Willis Yackee, and
The success of the play was based on the excellent acting of the Cast, the
directing by Miss Elizabeth Smith and Mr. John L. Johnson and the work of
the Technical Staff consisting of Stage Managers-William Ruetz, Russell
Rohrs, William Reinking, Robert Deblin, and Genevieve Lowry: Property
Managers-Ruth Vorwerk, Madalin Welson, Geraldine Reichert, Ruby Gilles-
pie, Mildred Spitler and Betty Marie Rettig: Advertising Managers-Arnold
Schilperoot, Nevah Mohler, Grace Armstrong, Jane Small, Luther Durham,
Ann Rohrbaugh and Marjorie Heilman: Prompters-Leola Kessler, Wilma
Armstrong, Dora Vonier.
The evening's performance was rounded out between acts by the music
of "Mike" Lombardi and the High School Orchestra.
Mama I Wanta Be An Actor
The Junior Class presented their annual play February 2 in the audi-
The selection made by the class of '39 was a three-act comedy dealing with
the age of adolescence, entitled "Growing Pains".
Lawrence Funkhouser as George Mclntyre played the role of a youth in
love for the first time with Prudence, the siren, portrayed by Patricia Ann Gilpin.
The roles of the understanding mother and bewildered father, Professor and
Mrs. Mclntyre, were handled excellently by Margaret Dietrich and Richard
Harrison. Mary Woodward as Terry Mclntyre, gave us her interpretation of a
younger sister who seemed to be a constant trial to her brother and whose none
too secret passion was Bryan, played by Lowell Westhoven. The parts of Elsie
Patterson, the wallflower, and Mrs. Patterson, her mother, were taken by Rose
Marie Laremore and Jean Herrick. Sophie, the perfect maid was played by Nor-
ma Mann and the "hard boiled" trafic oflicer by Donald Zimmer. As friends of
George and Terry, Freddy Arps, Herbert Rettig, James Parker, Bill Bokerman,
Miriam Mueller, Betty Spieth, Ireta Lemon, Betty Wildermuth, Luetta Lang,
Marjorie Oberhaus, Leonard Pfau and Robert Homan gave very commendable
Between acts the audience was entertained by the music of the High School
Orchestra under the direction of "Mike" Lombardi.
The play was made a success by the capable direction of Miss Elizabeth
Smith and Mr. John L. Johnson and the work of the technical staff consisting
of Lucille Johnson, Marian Suydam, Norma Baden, Marijayne Creager, Alvin
Spoering, Virginia Dunlap, Marcella Fruth, Lucille Kryling, Cecilia Light,
Mary Long, Betty Walker, Dorothy Weaver, Kenneth Butterfield, Ray Harper,
Howard Bogert, Frederick Walter, Earl Brubaker, Bob Scherer and Estel Snyder.
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For their Christmas play the Junior High selected the very appropriate
"Christmas Carol" by Dickens.
The pupils are to be complimented on their line performance. Those who
took part were:
Scrooge - Bill Delventhal
Marley - Wallace Nelson
Bob Cratchit Don Eruchey
Fessiwig - Earl Roessing
Mrs. Cratchit Mary Jane Mead
Tiny Tim - Alan Hovey
Fred - Max Minnich
Peter - Robert Kniffin
Belinda - Eathyl Sickmiller
Cratchit's son -
- James Curdes
Many other pupils took part as waifs, sprites, ghosts, bells and hags to help
.make their play a success. They are as follows: Norman DeTray, John Long.
Bob Bowerman, Ralph Beaverson, Carol Shoemaker, Marjorie Brubaker, Dallas
Cupp, Tomi Boyd, Dorothy Lowry, Gloria Young, Agnes Ashenfelter, Edward
Chapman, George Cox, Glen Walker, James Bemis, John Bost, Arlene Lens-
man, Louella Houck, David Orwig, Fritzie Pohlman, L. Hampton, L. Reid, D.
Gunter, E. Belknap, L. Shelt, J. Laremore, F. Pushee, C. Boyd, M. Bevelhy-
mer, T. McColley, R. Katz, N. Shelt, J. Delventhal, A. Thomas, L. Sworden,
M. Andrew, J. Krauss, C. Casteel, O. Martin, H. Kurtz, B. Bernius, P. Bressler,
M. G. Fruchey, L. Hockman, M. Armstrong, V. Mahler, Mary E. Cuff, Made-
lene Willeman, Marjorie Bruns. The technical staff included J. Jennings, G.
Cox, E. Fossett, B. Winner, J. Kerr, R. Reimund, J. Rausch.
The play was under the direction of Mary Elizabeth Morey and John L.
Johnson. The music director was Otto Lankenau and the dance director, Miss
Muffly. Eileen Atkinson was the pianist.
In between the acts Ann Rohrbaugh sang the ever beautiful "Silent Night."
To Mer. Bwrtow
In November of the year l895, a young man applied to Superintendent
Beck for the position of school janitor. Little did Napoleon realize that two
generations would iind Hugh Burrow faithfully serving N. H. S. For over for-
ty years, during which time he and Mrs. Burrow celebrated their golden wed-
ding day. Mr. Burrow has worked untiringly to make our school one to be
Mr. Travis, who has been caretaker of the South Side School for eleven
years, is also retiring this year. '
We take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to these men who
have done so much to make our school surroundings among the most pictur-
esque sights in Napoleon.
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Dear Mother cmd Dad-
Just between you and me and the Buckeye . . .
9-Whoppee! ! Back to school movement has started for jun-
iors and seniors.
10-Round-up day for freshmen, and oh what freshmen! They
are from pint size infants to worldly giants. Now when I
was a freshman---!!
13-A day of wandering and wondering. This means the fresh-
men, of course. '
-Faculty additions have the girls all a-twitter.
17-Indeed a memorable day-first assembly, first football game
of the season, and furthermore. first night game in history
of Napoleon. incidentally, we won 21-0.
20-Ah choooo-Miss Wones has a cold-Already!
24-Second assembly. with rousing songs and an excellent speech
by Mr. Florence. Tied Swanton.
-Football boys treated to Ohio State Game. Lucky!
-First Girls Glee Club was just a scream!
-Montpelier Locomotives need a little stream-lining, 18-6
5-Girl Reserves starts oii' with a bang-wieners popping open
over a camp Ere.
6-Napoleon High School interview by News Bee. First Hi-Y
7-Aspiring journalists given big opportunity of contributing
to our weekly newspapers.
-Woe is us! Denance wins by one measly point, 13-12.
28-Boys Glee Club start do-re-me-ing today.
l3-Gosh! School is in the news again. you guessed it-"School
Notes" this time.
14-Woodward-people's choice again as class president! Nice
15-Miss Smith breaks down and confesses some of her de-
lightful experiences abroad. in assembly. Napoleon tamed
the Liberty Center Tigers in a 7-O battle.
20-Overheard in lower hall-"Mine's Raurchandra and he
lives in Chakartharpur. What's yours?" Names of foreign
correspondents given' out in English class.
-Crucial moment! Buckeye is launched.
-Mr. Olds leaves. Mr. Secrest arrives. 13 did it again! N. H.
S. takes defeat with B. G.-l3 us'uns-0.
-Grade cards-so soon! Woe!
-Under classmen advance to smaller home rooms. G, R.-
Hi-Y Scavenger hunt-nuff said!
28--Thrill, thrill! Fire drill! Ditto ditto! First movie in as-
29-Did you ever see so many ties or so many ritzy coiffures?
CPssst-Seniors are having their pictures takenlj Speak-
ing of pictures-you may see a noon movie for Zc.
1-Seniors still posing.
4-Proofs! Can that really be me? "Rip Van Winkle" pre-
sented. How I envy Rip those 20 years.
5-No school-Teacher's meeting at Toledo. Oh, that there
might be more such meetings.
-Are we exclusive! Played Cranbrooke.
-That man's here again CMr. Cubberly, of coursej and the
underclassmen had to be furnished ties.
10-Seniors throw a penny supper, but don't let the name fool
-Armistice Day-no school. We scalp Indians 25-7.
17-Psychology test for seniors. Whew! !
-Girl Reserves slide over icy roads to conference at Fayette.
P. S. Miss Kennedy met with a serious accident-of all
calamities-an indiscreet run!
23-Measured for caps and gowns. Setting: Speech Class, Char-
acter: Miss Wones. "I'll be glad to ask Mr. Oldfather for a
date". CTh1s means the Speech Class is going to give an
assembly program-fooled you that time!j
-No school 'till Monday! We hope everyone enjoys their Thanks-
giving vacation. No doubt they will eat too much. Tied Bryan.
26-Several Hi-Y boys attend conference.
-Vacation over. Miss Smith comes to school with a very bad cold.
Tsk. Tsk. Overheard in halls-He: "Trade you pictures." She:
"Well, if you really want to."
6-Lymangrover elected honorary captain of 1938 football team at
-Inch of snow brings earmuffs and mufflers in bright plaids.
-Saw "Hoosier Schoolmastern today. '
-Assembly-N awards given to fellows. Speech class entertains
the student body. Mr. Oldfather, "Why pay out 5525 when the
speech class can do so welll" Miss Wones. "Well, you can give
us the SZ5". Hint! Hint! Went to Perrysburg with team for
first basketball game of season. We won.
I5-Whoops!lt's a bit icy today! And here's concrete evidence-
Farnham. Muffly. and Barckert fell down, to say nothing of
the gentlemen. Secrest and Arn. No Religious Ed., school out
early because of ice.
22-H. E. R. snores in speech class!! Played Scott.
23-Pat Parker dashes in with those memorable words. "l'm here!"
Miss Wones and Miss Smith give Christmas program with car-
ols by Latin, German. and French classes. And so to a Christ-
mas vacation of 10 whole days,
30-Derailed Montpelier locomotives.
3-And so to school again. Everybody yawning, and New Year's
Eve was 2 days ago.
4--DeVilbiss starts year out right by beating us. 21 to 17.
5--Miss Wones. Miss Kennedy and Mr. Secrest go to Toledo to get
their pictures taken for annual. Miss Wones says-"l'd rather be
shot than get my picture taken." CWell, after all. Miss Woneslj
Miss Kennedy says-"l'd rather have a tooth pulled". Imagine.
7-Bryan Bears down on us.
10-Ice skating on tennis courts. Future Sonja Henies seen picking
ll-Mr. Weber absent in the afternoon while Mr. Florence disrupts
girls gym classes with his demonstration on ice skates. Victory
over B. G. in evening.
14-Tigers subdued by Corporals.
17-Temperance in English classes.
21-A Great Day! Half hour pep session and etiquette lesson in gym.
New satin blouses for cheer leaders. CPants to come laterb. Beat
Defiiance 3 times in one evening. Just like killing 3 birds with
one stone or something.
24-Psychology starts off with 40 pupils.
25--Resolution for 1938--Napoleon High School boys and girls shall
learn to dance. G. R. and Hi-Y practice "Big Apple" after meet-
27-Speech class practicing over NHS network to be Lowell Thom-
ases. Miss Kennedy blossoms out in a new red sweater.
28--Mr. Florence has a 9 pound son. Congratulations. Too bad we
couldn't beat Wauseon on such a day. Were we mortified!
31-Miss Muifly has a swollen jaw-no it isn't that. Just a sore
tooth. Seniors give chapel program on life of Bobby Burns and
was it hot!
2-Excellent Junior class play. Mary Woodward and Lawrence
Funkhouser-Hollywood material. Miss Smith and Mr. John-
son to be complimented. Hope they made enough money to give
a good Junior-Senior banquet!
4--Mouse killed by brave Sophomore! Defiance pretty dead too-af-
ter the game.
8-A' lesson in debate from Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin debaters.
10-First noon dance in gym-good music if you could hear it but
you couldn't hear it if you tried.
Three cheers for our side! Beat Liberty and now are tied for
first place in league.
Cupid gets a break! G. R. and Hi-Y Valentine dance!
Debaters journey to Toledo Clay.
lg-Gym filled to capacity to see gym classes l-12 perform.
21-Triangular this year brings back judges but eliminates orators,
History classes give program in honor of Lincoln. We beat Bryan.
songsters and tooters.
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-No school on George's birthday.
-Montpelier Locomotives still couldn't get up enough steam.
24-First Student Council holds f1rst meeting.
-What four boys exited from history class-by request?
-Pep session-all fellows give speeches but not long enough to omit one period!
Must have been saving all their wind for this evening. We beat Wauseon anyhoo.
-FFA give an enlightening and amusing program. I bet I could tell a rooster from a
hen anytime now. Everyone goes to Defiance tonight. Why? To see Napoleon break
all precedent by beating Defiance for the third consecutive time in one season. Hurrah
for our side.
More debate. Affirmative have yet to win and negative to lose.
10-Still going strong in tournament-beat Bryan tonight.
ll-Two assemblies in one day! In the morning a missionary tells us how to save pagan
lives and in the afternoon safety patrolman tells us how to save our own. Boys sac-
rifice a trip to Columbus to B. G. but get trophy and belt buckles anyway!
-Star debaters rise with the sun to journey to Heidelberg. Upheld name of N. H. S.
right well, too!
-Spring is here and brings with it balmy weather.
-Nice weather for ducks-seniors take a field trip to Toledo.
-Another dance-shoes don't look quite as bad as they did the last time.
-Mrs. Oldfather teaches in absence of Miss Smith.
-A word from the wise-an ex-convict speaks in assembly-gives some worthwhile
advice. Mr. Oldfather may now be seen smiling broadly across his brand new mae-
1-April Fool's Day and did some of them bite hard, especially on those chocolate cov-
ered onions! Mr. Weaver, charming young gallant, from Ohio Wesleyan University,
tries to interest us in his Alma Mater. He was interesting, too!
-Mike's orchestra swings it. Free
-Visited by B. G. Men's Glee Club-5 cents. Going up!
-Henry County Music Festival-10 cents.
-Berry's circus-not "berry" good.
-Spring vacation-about time!
-Spring vacations a thing of the past. Tennis team beats Defiance. That's showing
them! Paraphernalia on Freshman girls-they're joining G. R.
-Today humbled Freshmen made full fledged Girl Reserves.
-Basketball fellows have a banquet and then arrive over half hour late for senior play
21-"Mike" and his N. H. S. Band play for assembly. bigger and better than ever. I
didn't make the senior play. I guess I wasn't the type.
-Daddy if you buy me a "Conn", maybe I can play "First Chair".
-Grade cards-everyone survived, I guess. despite depressed looks over G's-in de-
portment, for example.
-Track meet and we win as usual, or isn't it?
-Students saw "Little Men" movie and nearly died-from the heat of course.
-In spring a young man's fancy turns to-Senior boys wearing flowers-imagine!
4-Too hot to study-fire drill comes to our rescue. Nice, I call it.
6-N. H. S. Blue and White Network fSpeech Classj broadcast assembly ,programs to
students. CIt's a book-up!D
9-Girl Reserve Mother-Daughter Banquet in our spacious gym.
13-Big track meet held in evening. Another G.R.-Hi-Y Dance.
14-Last practice before Junior-Senior!
18-Immortal "Seventeen" presented by brilliant actors and actresses of senior class. That's
us. Well. I was on the production staff!
20-Spring Music Festival by Glee Clubs and orchestra. Tre's Foli!
26-Exams for seniors, oh dear! This year we may relax and be entertained at Junior-
27-Morning after night before and more exams. It's an injustice! State track meet, too.
30-Decoration Day and a band concert.
l-Our first alumni banquet and dance!
2-Climax of our high school career-our commencement.
That's everything Mother and Daddy. and gosh it's been swell!
CGenny and Gerryj
Charge of the Light Brigade
Council of War
The Three Racqueteers
The good we do ourselves dies with us.
The good we do others and the world remains.
With Best of Wishes To You All
ANDY L. ORME
Jeweler and Optometrist
Leo S., traveling salesman, upon find-
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Leo-"Which way is north, my good
Luther M.-"I dunno".
Leo-"Which road do I take to get on
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Leo-"ln which direction is New Ba-
Ray A, Maher, Mgr. Luther-"I dunno."
Leo-"Well what do you know?"
Luther-"I dunno, I'm not lost."
Barber CRobert Stevensj-"How do
you like this new soap?"
James F.-"lt tastes fine. You must
have lunch with me some day."
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Mr. Brillhart CIn Africaj-"Good
Mrs. B--"Now, now, dear, don't get
yourself in a stew!"
Not So Good
Mickey S.-A'What do you think of
Donna June as a singer?"
Junior F,-"S-he's fair."
Junior-'AOh, she's better still."
Judge-"You admit you drove over
this man with a loaded truck?"
R. Harper-"Yes, your honor."
Judge-"What have you to say in your
Ray-UI didn't know it was loaded."
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TraHic Cop-"You're hitting sixty,
Emily H.-"Yes, but the man said I
could go as fast as I wanted after the first
live hundred miles!"
Bill Beck-"So you went after the job.
I thought you believed that the office
should seek the man."
Don Chance-"I do, but this is a fat
job, and I was afraid it might get Windccl
before it reached me."
Norma Wesche: "And what's your
baby brother going to be when he grows
Elenor Y.: "A blackmailer, I'm afraid.
We have to give him something every lit-
tle while to keep him quiet."
Neighbor: "I like your radio. How
many controls has it?"
Head of House CMr. Reichertb : A'Four.
My wife and three daughters."
We don't Want to Gas about our
Service, but your car will be Oil
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Taxi Driver CJiggs RJ-"I'm engag-
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Miss Smith was on one of her numer-
ous speaking tours but could not decide
upon a subject for her speech. Walking up
the steps she saw a sign on a door: Push.
That would be her topic: she would speak
about the value of agressiveness in life, of
gentle force in the world. Upon the plat-
form she began to speak:
"The text for my speech is not drawn
from the Bible or from any great philoso-
phy, rather from a sign on the chapel door
naming the chief asset that a person may
Her entire audience twisted their heads
and saw inscribed on the door the Word:
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Bottom-Something that falls out of
Gadget-Something with which to do
something that can be done in the time
spent in looking for the gadget!
Miss Kennedy in history class--"Has
anyone found who invented the trolley
car? I couldn't find it myself."
Bob Sickmiller, faking intelligence-
'4Sure, Mr .Toonerville."
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Give Him Time
Tramp-"Certainly I Want to go in bus-
iness, lady. I want to open a bank."
Dorothy R.-"Well, why don't you?" COMPLIMENTS
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Odelia S.-"Why, hello. You seem to be i
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Lucille B.-"Yes, I am trying to get some-
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Odelia-"Had any offers yet?"
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A large Hrm which distributes corn
syrup received the following letter the
other day. " Dear Sir: After using six
cans of your corn syrup, my feet are no
Miss Kennedy, Napoleon, Ohio.
Mary Lou Daman-"I dcn't like the
looks of that haddockf'
Pishmonger-"Well, Miss, if it's looks
you're after, why don't you buy a gold-
Paul R.--"So you graduated frfm barber
college? What was your yell?"
Herbert R.-"Cut his lip, up his jaw,
leave his face, Raw, Raw, Raw."
Miss Smith-'ll-low would you punct-
uate this sentence? 'The wind blew a ten
dollar bill around the cornerf "
Bill B.-'AI would make a dash after
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Phone l l46W
Jackie C-"They laughted when I sat
down to play-they didn't know I was
going to sing too."
Ann R.-"It surely is becoming a sec-
Eleanor I-I.-+"Yes. its getting so your
best friend can't tell what her best friend
won't tell her."
Billy Ruetz was showing Mary W.
over a battleship. "This", he said of an
inscribed plate upon the deck. "is where
our gallant Captain fell."
"No wonder," exclaimed Mary, "I
nearly tripped on it myself."
Tom Quinn and Bob Kiser were dis-
cussing a certain politician.
"Well," said Tom. "I like him all
right but his platform is no good."
"Platform!" cried Bob, "Say, don't you
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Gerry Reichert-"I heard you got sea-
sick at choir practice."
Genevieve Lowry-"Yes, I did get kind
Gerry R.-"Maybe the high 'C's' were
too much for you."
The Knock of Time
Nevah M.-"This is the plot of my
story. The midnight scene. Two burglars
creep steathily toward the house. They
climb a Wall and force open a window and
enter the room. The clock strikes one."
Luetta Lang fbreathlesslyj-'lWhich
Wm. Reinking fAt Hoy's Clothing
Storej-"This is a Wonderful value. Mad-
am. Worth double the money, Latest pat-
tern, fast color, hole-proof, won't shrink
and its a good yarn,"
Marcille H.-"Yes, and very Well told."
Mr. Secrest-"Do you believe in clubs
Mr. Shaw-"Yes, if kindness fails."
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Miss Farnham Qassigning English les-
sonj-'ATomorrow we will have Lamb.
Jim Parker came sputtering up to the
toll bridge in his antiquated bus.
"Twenty-Hve cents," shouted the toll-
"Sold", replied Jim quickly.
A'Great Scott, I've forgotten who Wrote
Ivanhoe". whisepred Betty Forney to
Marian Bowerman in an English Liter-
"Say, I'1l tell you," offered Marian, "if
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That Depends You Good Shows.
halgicglrlzlvilga i'ggnIi?i111I'1zi'?.F0u1d You be Ask Your Neighbor!
Pat Vallind-"Perhaps I could. If he's
not too much like you, let me have his
name and address."
Kenneth B.-'Congratulate me! I've
just thought of something clever."
Red Walters-"Beginners luck."
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Clayton K.-"I see that tips are for-
Lulubelle Travis-COn jobj-"Bless
your heart, sir. so were apples in the gar-
den of Eden,"
Barber Ito Jr. Poor in chairj-"Does
the razor go easily, sir?"
Jr. Eoor-"That depends on what you
are doing. If you're trying to shave rne, it's
terrible, but if you're trying to skin me
it goes tolerably well."
When Mr. Arn asked the class to Write a
short composition on "Water", Dick Har-
rison Wrote: "Water is a light colored, Wet
liquid which turns dark when you wash
in it" .
Waiter-"Where is the paper plate l
gave you with your pie?"
Marge Franz-"My word! I thought
that was the lower crust."
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Now It Can Be Told
Miss Muff'ey-"Wonder why you
Scotchmen are so good at golf?"
Mr. A. S. F.--"Well, we realize that
the fewer times we strike the ball the long-
er it will last."
Upon seeing a book entitled "Poultry
Husbandry" in the hands of one of the
P. F. A., an inspired freshman, Bob Kiser,
asked Lawrence Farison if he intended to
sail the stormy sea of matrimony with a
Member Ccomplaining of matches in
club!-"What a comfort in these days.
though. to End anything that won't
Mary Jean L.-CIn a gentle voicej-
"Can you drive with one hand?"
Junior S.- CEagerlyj "You bet I can."
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"Yes, its really remarkable", observed
mother at the head of the table. "Clayton
seems to eat twice as much chicken when
we have visitors."
"IndeedI" exclaimed the lady visitor.
"And, pray, why is that, Clayton?"
"Cause that's the only time we have
it!" replied Clayton.
Lighting Up The Rear
"The lightning bug is a brilliant thing.
But the poor thing is so blind.
It goes on stumbling through the world
With its headlight on behind."
The professor was delivering the last
lecture of the term. He told the students
with much emphasis that he expected them
to devote their time to preparing for the
"The examination papers are now in
the hands of the printer," he concluded.
"Now, is there any questions you would
Silence prevailed for a moment then
Bob Deblin piped up: "Who is the print-
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Eleanor Young had done everything
wrong. She had disregarded the signal
lights, then the car stalled in the middle of
the street, and before starting, had taken
out her powder puff and started to apply
it to her face. An irate traffic cop CBob
Kolbej rushed up: 'ASay, lady, do you
know anything at' all about the traflic
"Why, yes, what is it that you want to
N. Wesche Cafter a fightj-'iWell, the
only thing left to do is to divide this house
in two, you have one side and I'l1 take the
Husband-i'That suits me, what side
shall I have?"
Norma-"You can have the outside. I'll
take the inside."
P. S, She Got Off
Policeman about to reprimand Patty
Parker, a fair motorist-"Now, Miss, I've
had my eye on you for a long time."
Patty Parker-"How perfectly thrilling
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Wellington Beauty Shoppe
Miss Barckert-'ALeola, spell 'coarse'."
Miss B.-That's fine! Now spell
Miss B.-That's good. Now spell
Leola-"W-r-o-n-g, and if you tell mc
that's right, I'l1 scream."
Of all the ''Give-me-evsentence-With-
the-word" jokes we have heard, We give
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and Hddlesticks in one sentence. He said
Effervescent enough covers on the bed your
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Norma-A"I'hen I wish you'd turn
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Calendar For 1938
Summer Quarter B-egins June 13, 1938
Fall Quarter Begins September 26, 1938
Winter Quarter Begins January 2, 1939
Spring Quarter Begins March 20, 1939
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Bill Brubaker-"I've come to you, sir,
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"Feed a cold and starve a fever", say
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is why every girl we take out has a cold
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SCHOOL OF COMMERCE
This school is having one of the most pros-
perous years in its long history of three quar-
ters of a century. It has gained a wide reputa-
tion for training stenographers, secretaries
A number of years ago it broke away from
the custom of business schools of admitting
students any day of the year, making it nec-
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beginning of -terms and can thus be formed
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colleges and universities.
As a result of admitting only high school
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