Napoleon High School - Buckeye Yearbook (Napoleon, OH)
- Class of 1940
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Class of 1.940
On the banks of Maumee's waters
Fair and staunch and bold,
Stands our noble Alma Mater
Glorious to behold.
To the Industrial Arts Shop-for a broader
and richer life. I
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
Dr. E. M. DeTray, Paul E. Hoy,
Dr. T. P. Delventhal Dr. J. H. Modem
W. C. Chubb Ernest G. Vorwerk
The Board of Education remains-in the back
ground of school life but the members continually
work to make Napoleon High School better each
year. They make possible the many opportunities
and enjoyments of school life. For all this they are
almost unknown to us. However, let us remember
their efforts in our behalf and be always grateful,
even when we leave our Alma Mater.
-B U C K E Y E
Cleon Dubs Brillhart
Albright College, A. B. 1916: Uni-
versity of Michigan, M. A., 1932:
University of Wisconsin: University
of Chicago: Zeta Omega Epsilon:
Bowling Green Coach 1916-19192
Napoleon High School Principal
1919-1925: Napoleon High School
Robert B. Oldfather
Heidelberg College, A. B.. 19352
Ohio State, M. A., 19373 Napoleon
High School 1925-1929: Fremont
High School 1929-1937: Napoleon
High School Principal 1937-1940.
WILLIS R. ARN
Ohio Northern, B. S., 1927: Ohio
State University, M. S., 1931: Phi
Mu Delta: Alpha Phi Gamma, Hon-
orary: Physics, Chemistry. General
Bowling Green University, B. S.,
1934: Quill Type. Library Associ-
ation: Graduate Study Pennsylvania
State University: Grand Rapids High
School 1934-1937: Shorthand, Typ-
ing, Geography, 'Ollice Practice, Busi-
Ohio State University. B. S., 1938:
Vocational Home Economics.
JOHN V. CUFF
Kenyon College, Ph. B.. 1930: Uni-
versity of Michigan, M. A., 1937:
Phi Beta Kappa,, Psi Upsilon: His-
THEODORE H. DIETSCH
Ohio State University, B. S., 1939:
Epsilon Pi Tau, Honorary, Track
Coach, Industrial Arts.
Heidelberg College, A. B., 1933:
Nyodos Literary Society: Kappa Delta
Phi, Honorary: Graduate Study Uni-
versity of Vermont: English. Girl
ALFRED D. FLORENCE
Wittenberg College, B. A., 1936:
Alpha Tau-Omega. Kappa Phi Kap-
pa, Honorary: Cardington High
1936-1937: Football, Track, Bas-
ketball Coach, Physical Education.
PHARON K. HECKLER
Bowling Green State University, B. S.
1938: University of Michigan: Sen-
ior and Junior High History, Civics
and General Science.
JOHN L. JOHNSON
Bowling Green State University, B.
S., 1934: University of Michigan:
University of Wisconsin: University
of Toledo. B. B. A. and B. Ed..
1938: Graduate Study University of
Toledo: Social Sciences, Business.
Band Drill Master.
Oberlin Conservatory of Oberlin Col-
lege. B. S. M. 1939: Music and Art.
VIRGINIA V. MEEKISON
Radcliffe College, B. A.. 1931: Ohio
State University, M. A., 1935: Ad-
visor of Code, News Staff and De-
bate Club: Senior History and Eng-
University of Michigan, B. S., 1930:
XVyvern, Chi Omega, Moore's Busi-
ness College: Columbia University:
Defiance College. A. B., 1931: Univ-
ersity of Michigan. M. A., 1937:
Zeta Theta Epsilon: Junior High
Science: Elementary Supervisor: Vis-
ual Education Advisor.
A. J. ROHRBAUGH
Defiance College: Iowa State Uni-
versity. Ohio State University. Bowl-
ing Green State University: Mathe-
Ohio State University. B. S., 1934:
Epsilon Pi Tau: Honorary: Gradu-
ate Study Ohio State University: In-
DEXVEY D. SHAW
Iowa State College, B. S., 1924: Un-
iversity of Illinois, M. S.. 1930:
Sigma Xi. Gamma Sigma Delta. Sig-
ma Phi, Honorary: Graduate Study
University of Illinois: Agriculture.
VIDA SHIFFRER 4
Oberlin College, B. A., 1938: Grad-
uate Study XVestern Reserve Univer-
sity: French, German. Junior High
Bowling Green State University. B.
S., 1934: Special Degree in Com-
mercial Education: Ohio State Uni-
versity: General Mathematics, Business
Training. Economics. Retailing. Typ-
ing, Bookkeeping, Supervisor of Dis-
VINSON M. WEBER
Oberlin College, A. B., 1934: Miami
University: University of Michigan:
Berlin Heights High School 1934-
19373 Junior High Coach. General
Science, Biology, l-Ii-Y Supervisor.
That sparkling-eyed, -smiling. smartly
dressed little lady. who is always Will-
ing to help a befuddled pupil is Miss
Green to whom we extend our ap-
preciation and thanks.
St. Pietro Maielo, Naples, Italy: Mu-
Willis R. Arn
Alfred D. Florence
Pharon K. Heckler
Vinson M. Weber
Bricker John V. Cuff Theodore H. Dietsch
John L. Johnson John Kappel Lorrene Love
A. J. Rohrbaugh Lawrence Secrest Dewey D Shaw
Michael Lombardi Ora Green
-CLASS OF 1940-
As we, the class of 1940. entered Napoleon High School we gained recog-
nition as being the largest class since 1929.
As Freshmen, we spent much of our time acquainting ourselves with our
fellow classmates and in making a place for ourselves on the honor roll. The
members of our class participated in many extra-curricular activities such as:
Girl Reserves and Hi-Y, Band, Orchestra, Cilee Clubs, Debate, Operetta, and
sports of all kinds.
In our Sophomore year we tried to keep up our previous record and to
improve as much as possible. We can be proud of the fact that one of our
number won a National Contest in music.
The third year found us more experienced and capable of handling our
duties. We were again represented in the various school activities. During this
year the National Honor Society was inaugurated, and our class was represented
by ive members. The class contributed many characters to the operetta, "Joan
of the Nancy Lee". Our class also presented a very successful class play, "Seven
Sisters." The year was climaxed by the Junior-Senior Prom as our last fare-
well to the Seniors.
Now our goal has been reached and we are again preparing ourselves for
another phase of life. Graduation day marked the end of our very succsesful
high school career. We ask nothing but to be remembered for the progress
we made and the influence we had upon underclassmen. We sfhall strive to be-
come citizens of which our school can be proud.
Royal purple and white.
Now we are launched. where shall we anchor?
A James Funkhouser Edith Helberg
Betty Jean Lowry
BETTY AGLER: College Course-
Basketball 1-2: G. R., 1-2-3-4:
Intramural basketball, 3-4: Hall
Monitor.-Jolly, a true friend, very
faithful show patron. "Her humor
is surprising to those who know
IUCILLE WILMA ASH: Home
Economics Course-Student Coun-
cil 4: Basketball I-2: G. R. 1-2-
3-4: F. H. A. President: Class
Play 4: DeVilbiss l-2.-"Oomph
ingly plump. "Good to adorn the
cottage' door."-a future home-
MARIAN BOCKELMAN: College
Course-Annual Staff. Newsstaff.
Codestaff: Glee Club I-4: Debate
1-Z-4: Basketball Z-3: noon mo-
vie usher.-Occupies a permanent
place on the honor rolls. indus-
trious, studious. "The grace. divine.
ROBERT BRILLI-IART:, Science
Course-National Honor Society 3-
4: Class Secretary 4: Annual Stafi
4: Stud-ent Council 4: Operetta 3:
Basketball l-2-3-4: Football 2-3-
4: Code Staff 4: Tennis 2-3: Band
1-2-3-4: 1 Orchestra 1-2-3-4:
Track l-2: Music Contest 1-2-3:
Hi-Y l-2-3-4: N-Club, vice pres.
2-3-4: District Band l-Z-4: Class
Play 4.-Future scientist-"What
is healthier than a good argument?"
The world awaits him.
JACK CRAHAN: College Course-
Operetta 3: Newsstaff 4: Music
Contest 1-2-3-4: Hi-Y 2-3: Glee
Club l-2-3-4: Choral Club 2-3:
Orchestra 1-2-3-4: Projectionist:
Class Play 4.-"And to think
for a minute he could die a bache-
KENNETH ARMBRUSTER: Voc.
Agricultural Course-Newsstaff 4:
Code Staff 4: F. F. A. 2-3-4: Vice
Pres. F. F. A. 3-4-"The country
is the place to End a man."-
loyal-a friend to all.
LULA BADENHOP: College Course
-Hall monitor, Class Play 4.-
Petite, provocative, frank . . . easy
on the eyes. "A merry heart maketh
a cheerful countenance."
ROBERT BOGERT: Science Course
l-2-Industrial Arts 3-4: Foot-
ball l-2-3: Intramural basketball
'Z-3: Intramural baseball 2-3-4:
Intramural Track 2-3: Hall moni-
tor.-"Silence is golden" . . . "A
quiet man with sober, steady ways."
-serious-learn to know him.
CLASS OF 1940
LAURENCE CLAUSEN: Industrial
Arts Course-Annual Staff 4:
Football l-3-4: N-Club 3-4: In-
tramurals 2-3-4: Track 3: Hall
monitor 4.-"It is not meant for
man to be alone."-he'll find a
KATHRYN CREAGER: College
Course-Annual Staff 4: Liberty
Center 1: Glee Club I: G. A. A.
1: Operetta 1: Projectionist 4.-
Resourceful, dependable, intelligent,
artistically inclined. "Many her
accomplishments, few her failures."
KARL S. ALBRINK: College Course
-Annual Staff 4: Varsity B, Z:
Band 1-2: Hi-Y 1-Z-3-4: Debate
2-3-4: Intramural Basketball 3-4:
Projectionist 2-3-4: Hall monitor.
-"All great men are dead: I'm
almost dead myself." A future
challenger of Joe Louis?
MARTIN BARGMAN: Commercial
Course 1: Science Course 2-3:
Industrial Arts Course 4.-"Be
silent and pass for a philosopher."
-capable-a staunch friend.
RICHARD BOST: General Course-
Football I-2-3-4.-"He means
every word he says but don't ask
him to explain it"-big-mascw
ARGARET CLAUSEN: Commer-
cial Course-Code Staff 4: Stall'
secretary: Hall monitor.-Pleasing
ty and wise and easy on eyes."
VIRGINIA CURDES: Commercial
Course-Glee Club l-2-3-4: G.
R. 1-2-3: Choral Club 1-2: Code
Staff 4: Bowling Green Commercial
Contest 3: Stamp Club 3: Annual
Staff 4. "Jean", the likeable type
of girl, air-minded, well-dressed.
"A quiet manner, indicating a
WARD ANDREW: College Course
-Annual Staff 4: Operetta 1-3-4:
Tennis 3-4: Newstatf 4: Hi-Y 1-
2-3-4: Boys' Glee Club 1-2-3-4.
-"What bliss is in the realm of
knowledge."-nice to everyone,
likes to talk.
ROBERT BAUER: Science Course-
Annual Staff 4: Class Officer l:
Basketball Mgr. l-2-3-4: Football
Mgr. I-2-3-4: Hi-Y l-2-3-4: N-
Club l-2-3-4: Track Mgr. 1-2:
Intramurals l-Z-3-4.-"He hath a
lean and hungry look: he thinks
too much"-small' but mighty in
the art of managing.
MARIAN BOWERMAN: General
Course-Annual Staff 4: Student
Council 2-3-4: Sec.-Treas., 4:
Class Play 3-4: Operetta 1-3-4:
Basketball l-2-3-4: Cheerleader
2-3-4: Newsstaff 4: Codestaif 4:
G. R. 1-2-3-4: Glee Clubs 1-2-3-
4: Choral Club 3: Band 2-3:
F. H. A. 4.-Artistic, sphinx, at-
tractive smile, boyish. Contagious
laughter-'Aall merry, all happy
MARCELLA IDELLA CLIFTON:
General Course-F. H. A. 4.-
"IVhat more noble art than house-
heeping?"' Quiet and wise as a
little mouse, works well at every
MELVIN DAVIS: Science Course--
Hi-Y, Intramurals Mgr.: Hall
monitor. - Sense of humor-
"Deeds are better than words. ac-
tions mightier than boasting."
LILLIAN ARMSTRONGL College
Course--Annual Staff 4: Operetta
3: Class play 3-4: Girls' Basket-
ball l-2-3: Newsstaff 4: Code-
stalf 4: G. R. 1-2-3-4: Vice Pres.
3: Glee Club 2-3-4: Choral Club
2-3: Band 3-4.-Chic-"The
spirit of the times"-universal pal
-gay and kind-fairest of fair-
perky and sweet.
ORVIL BENSKIN: Industrial Arts
Course 4: Commercial 1-2-3:
"Quiet he is but who knows what
he is thinking."-worthy and true.
PAUL BRESSLER: Science and In-
dustrial Arts Courses-Hi-Y 33
Intramurals 3: Hall monitor 4.-
Very funpy-"He says so much.
but what does it mean?" argumen-
RAY COZAD: Engineering I-2:
Science Course 3-4-Circus 1:
Basketball l-2-3: Track: R. O.
T. C. 2: Annual Staff 4: Football
3-4: Newsstaff 4: Codestaff Editor
4: Hi-Y 3-4: N-Club 3-4. pres.
4: National Athletic Scholarship
4: Intramurals 3-4: Hall Monitor
4: Centennial, Pueblo, Colorado 1-
2: Class play 4.-Owns his own
soul-"A mind' of one's own is
worth four of those others."
RALPH DEHNBOSTEL: Commer-
cial Course.-Football 2-3-4: Hi-
Y 1-2.-"Let the world slide."-
he'll get along-careful-everybody
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-CLASS OF 1940-
DOROTHY DURHAM: Commercial
Course.--Basketball 1-2-3: G. R.
1: Hall monitor.-Cheerful laugh-
ter, a friend to everyone, best of
natures. . . "future housewife."
"Laugh and be merry, while you
BETTY IRENE FORNEY: Science
Course-Annual Staff 4: Class
Play 3-4: Basketball 1-2-3-4:
Newsstai, editor 4: Codestalf 4:
Band 3: Glee Club l-2-3-4:
Treas. G. R. 1-2-3-4: Cheer-
leader 2-3-4. - Mischievious-a
sweet petite blond.
"Merry, merry quite contrary
That's the tune of this sweet lass,
With a disposition light and airy
And a smile that wins-more than
BETTY GILLESPIE: Commercial
Course-Hall monitor.- uiet but
personable. a friend worth having.
' 5'A quiet, dark-haired girl with a
smile for everyone."
EDITH HELBERG: College Course.
-Orchestra 1-2-3-4: Glee Club
2-3-4: National Honor Society
3-4: Girl Reserves 3-4: Operetta
3-4: Class Play 4: Annual Staff
4: Newsstaff 4: Hall Monitor 3:
Octette 3.-Doll eyes and long eye-
lashes. "Oh! music sphere descend-
ed maid, friend of pleasure, wis-
NIARIE C. KELLER: Commercial
Course-Class Basketball l: G. R.
l-2-3-4: Glee Club 2-3-4: Choral
. Club 2-3.-"Still runs the water
where the brook is deep."-reliable
NAOMI ELARTONz College Course
--Basketball l-2-3-4: G. R. 1-2-
3-4: Usher 4: Hall monitor.-
Faithful forever, playful and boy-
ish, chummy. "Go wisely and
slowly, for those who go fast
DONALD FRONCE: Commercial l-
2-3: Industrial Arts 4.-In-tra-
murals 3.-"He doth indeed show
sparks that are like wit"-a pal to
all-good to know.
F JANE GILPIN: College Course.-
Annual Stall: Student Council 4:
Class Play 3-4: Operetta l-3: G.
R. l-2-3-4: President of G. R.
4: Glee Club 2-3-4: Octette 3,
President 4: Choral Club 3: Bas-
ketball l-2-3-4: Cheerleader 2-3.
-Mistress of clothes . . intelligent
. . . hot tempered . . . good friend.
"Witty, hasty, very clever,
Is she ever quiet? Never!" -
KEITH HICKMAN: College Course.
National Honor Society 3-4: Pres.
of class 1, Vice Pres. 3-4: Student
Council 2-3-4: Newsstaff 4: An-
nual Staff 4: Hi-Y l-2-3-4: In-
tramural 2-3-4.-"ln the world
he'll rind a place with a ready
mind and smiling face."-a real
CLARA NETTA KELLEY: College
Course-Class Treas. 2: Class Sec'y
l: Annual staff: Class Play 3-4:
Operetta 1-3: Basketball l-2-3-4:
G. R. l-2-3-4: Glee Club 1-2-3:
Orchestra l-2-3-4.-A smile for
everyone . . . sporty . . . well-dressed
. . . "Multiple tropical, winged with
a feathery flame."
ESTHER ENGLER: Commercial
Course 2-3: Home Economics
Course 1-4-Basketball l: G R. 1:
Hall Monitor.-Strong supporter of
the Home Ec. class, argumentative.
square shooter. "A fair exterior is a
JOHN FRUCHEY: Science Course-
Junior Class Play: Basketball 1-2-
3: Football l-Z-3-4: Track 1:
Codestaff 4: Hi-Y l-2: N-Club 2-
3-4: Operetta 3: Intramurals 2-3-
4.-'lWhen love and duty clash, let
duty go smash."-a real man.
WANDA GUNTER: Commercial
Course-"Her word was ever joy-
ous, her manner ever sunny."
"Better late than never"-gay-
never a care.
ROBERT HOOVER: Industrial Arts
Course-N Club 4: Track 3-4:
Intramurals 2-3-4: Hall monitor
3-4.-"Nothing shall deter him
from his path of' duty"-a real
MARIAN KNEPLEY: Commercial
Course-G. R. 1-2-3-4: Glee Club
4: Hall monitor.-She's the gypsy
type!-petite-"Ay, look, and
she'll smile thy gloom away."
LAWRENCE FARISON: Voc. Agri-
culture-Annual Staff: Student
Council 3-4: Band l-2-3-4: Or-
chestra l-2-3-4: Music Contest 2:
F. F. A. 2-3-4: President 3-4: Re-
porter Z: Newsstalf 2: Class Play
4.-Knows what he's talking
about--"The foremost man of his
world,"-never known to be silent
when talking is necessary.
JAMES FUNKHOUSER: College
Course-National Honor Society
3-4: Class Secretary 3: Annual
Staff: Class Play 3-4: Operetta l:
Basketball l-2: Intramurals 3: Oc-
tette 3: Football 1: Tennis 1-2-
3-4: Newsstaff, Codestalf 4: Music
Contest District 1-2. State 2, Na-
tional 2: Hi-Y 1-2-3-4: N Club
l-2-3-4: Glee Club 1-2-3-4,
Treas. 2. Pres. 4: Debate 1-2-3-4:
Band l-2-3-4: Orchestra I-2-3-4:
District Band l-2-4: Choral Club.
Deflance l.-"Genius is the ability
to avoid hard work."-particular-
knows how things should be done
MARY HEASTON: Commercial
Course-Operetta 3: Basketball
l-2-3-4: G. R. l-2-3: Choral
Club l-2-3: Hall Monitor 4: Class
play 4.-Snappy and spicy-"Bet-
ter be out of the world than out
DORIS MAE HOUCK: Commercial
Course-Pensive and shy-vivid-
starry eyes. "Never too weary for
work or play."
VERNA KOLBE: Commercial Course
Hall monitor.-"1 think but dare
not speak." . . . quiet . . . it real
lady. . . "Ready to work, ready to
play, Ready to help whenever she
SADONNA FARISON: Commercial
l-2, Science 3-4-Basketball I-2-
3-4: G. R. l-2-Attractive hair-
timid-self-consciousf "Mild man-
nered, good natured, and unassum-
ing."-distinctive in her way.
VIRGINIA GEBHARDT: College
Course--National Honor Society
3-4: Annual Staff: Class Play 3-4:
Operetta 3-4: Basketball l-2-3-4:
Newsstalf: G. R. 1-2-3-4: Glee
Club 2-3-4: Choral Club 3: Band
3-4.-Smooth dancer . . . Avid
skater . . . intelligent . . . forever
busy . . . "She who has an am-
bitious nature knows no rest."
ROBERT HEILMAN: Commercial
Course-Operetta 3-4: Football I-
2: Hi-Y 1-2-4: Glee Club 1-2-3-
4: Choral Club 3: Intramurals 3:
Newsstaff 4: Codestaff 4: Hall
monitor: Class Play 4: -"Slow
and steady wins the race."-unas-
suming-an excellent entertainer-
lacks nothing in making friends.
ROBERT HUSTON: College Course
-Cuyahoga Falls High School I-
2: Hi-Y 3-4: Band 3-4: Annual
Stall: Intramurals 4: Class Play 4.
"lt's hard to keep a good man
down."-especially Bob-hard on
PAUL KONZEN: Commercial Course.
-Band 4. Good natured-"Here's
a man devoted to his cause."-
likes to talk, and why not?
-CLASS OF 1940
CARL V 'URTHMANN: Science
Course-Homcsville High l: Glee
Club 4: Hall monitor.-"A man
of worth and ability"-tall-good
talker-'fW'hat's wrong with the
RICHARD YVESTHOVEN: College
Course--Cl'ss Play 3-4: Operetta
1-3: Intramurals 2' Code Staff
4: Hi-Y 1-2-3-4: Glee Clubs 1-
2-3-4: Band l-2-3-4.-"Talking
he knew not why and cared not
what"-4' favorite with everyone-
KATHLEEN WALKER: Commercial
Course-Annual staff' Hall mon-
itor.-Commefcially capable . . .
freckles. a p"ss"ssor of many friends
-carefree. "Thy modesty is
a candle to thy merit."
MARY ANN SPEISER: Commercial
Course--Class Play 4: Annual
Staff: Ooeretcn 3: B-skerball 1-2-
3-4: Code Staff 4: G. R. 2-3-4:
Cmlee Club 3: Intramurals.-Sweet
is the spice of life-"A heart that
laughter has made sweet."
KATHRYN MARIF ZOLL: Com-
mercial Course-A good conve'-
sationalis' . . . a lady in all senses
of the word. "Gentleness. the key
to Kathryn's character."
HARRIET JANE WEST: Commer-
cial Course-Basketball 1: G. R.
1-2-3-4: F. H. A. 4: Glee Club
1-2: Choral Club 3: Librarian 4.
A willinq worker, gossipy. admirer
of the stfonaer sex. Generous. "As
quiet as the proverbial little gray
JOY NVALKER: Science Course-"A
clean game and a clean record."-a
real sport-he won't disappoint the
RUSSELL SMILEY: Science Course.
-Tennis 3-4: Band 1-2-3-4:
Orchestra 1-2-3-4: Hi-Y 1-2: In-
tramurals 4: Hall monitor.-"His
ways are quiet but distinctive."-
will win good friends-big-hearted
and noble natured.
LUCILLE WIECHERS : Commercial
Course-Annual Staff: Operctta 1-
4: Basketball 1-2-3-4: Glee Club
2-3-4: Choral Club 3: Typing
contest 3: Head Usher: Class Play
4.-A lass o' music . . . perfect
Nordic specimen. "For e'en though
vanquished she could argue still."
.IAMES WEAKS: General 1-2: ln-
dustrial Arts 3-4: I-Ii-Y 1-2-3-4:
Track 2-3-4: Hall monitor 4.-
"They say the hest men are molded
out of faultsf'-he makes up for
PATRICIA VALINO: Commercial
Course-Messmer I-Iiqh School 1:
Annual Staff: Basketball 2-3-4:
G. R. 2: Glee Club 2-3-4: Choral
Club 2-3-4: Class Plav 4.--Sar-
castic, independent. wholly likeable
. . . "lipstick."-"As through her
path she blithely aoes. She loves to
talk and vamp and pose."
SAM SHOOK: Science Course l-2-3:
Industrial Arts 4-Hi-Y 1-4:
Band I-2-3-4: Orchestra 1-2-3-4:
Class Play 3-4: Glee Club 3-4'
Ooeretta 3-4.-"Why should life
all labor be when more pleasant
things busy me?"-happy-go-lucky
--lots of fun.
ETI-IELDA WITTENBERG: Com-
mercial Course-"Quiet. unassum-
ing manner. worthy of all compli-
ments: "On her fair face always
lurks a smile."
BETTY WALTERS: Science and
Commercial Courses-Basketball 1-
2-3-4: G. R. 1-2-3: Glee Club 1-
2-3: Band 2: Operetta 1-2: Hall
Monitor 4: Class Play 4.-Gay.
mischievious . . . square shooter.
"Rare com-pound of oddity. frolic
and fun, Who relished a joke and
rejoiced in a pun."
BETTY TRAVIS: Home Economics
Course-G. R. 1-2: Glee Club 2-
3: Choral C1ub13: F. H. A. 4. vice
president: Basketball 2-3-4: Class
Play 4.-Out-of-door girl-
cheerful-true of heart and of
spirit gay-"Half willing, half
reluctant to be led."
ROBERT XV. SHONDELL: College
Course 1-2-3: Industrial Arts
Course 4-Hi-Y 1-2: Glee Club
1-2: Student Council 3-4: Oper-
ctta 1: Class Play 3-4: Basketball
1-2-3: Annual Staff.-Upholds his
ideas-slow but sure-"He is an
inspiration to any woman." I
LORA WIECHE RS-Science Course
-Annual Staff: Class Play 3-4:
Operetta 1-3-4: Basketball 1-2-3-
4: Glee Club 1-2-3-4: Choral
Club 3: Octetre 3: Girls Trio 3:
Librarian 4: Code Staff 4.-State-
ly, dramatic ability, attractive
"And give us manners, virtue.
GEORGE WALTERS: Science
Course-Track 2-3-4: Hi-Y 1-2-
3-4: N Club 4: Band 1-2-3-4:
Orchestra l-2-3 -4: Hall monitor
4.-"He is possessed with well-
of others-well versed in all
ROBERT STRAYER: Industrial
Arts Course-Grand Rapids High
School 1: President of Freshman
class: Band 1-2-3 .-"There's
plenty of mischief in his eyes."-
a good time is had by all around
MILDRED SHARTZER: Commer-
cial Course-Hall monitor.-"Speak
little and well if you would be
esteemed as a lady of merit." I'll
be here tomorrow-modest-gen-
-CLASS OF 1940-
Carl Wurthman Kathryn Marie Zoll Lucille Wiechcrs Ethelda XVittenberg Lora Wiechers
Richard Westhoven Harriet West James XVeaks Betty Walters George Walters
Kathleen Walker Joy Walker Patricia Valind Betty Travis Robert Strayer
Mary Ann Speiser Russel Snyder Sam Shook Robert Shondell Mildred Sharrzcr
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IRETA LEMON: Home Economics
Course-Class Play 3: G. R. 1-2-3-
4: F. H. A. secretary.-"Ab
though her ways are quiet, hers is
a uibrant personality." Virtuous-
RUSSELL LUDEMAN: Science
Course 1-2-3: Industrial Arts
Course 4.-Intramurals 2: Hall
monitor.---"I could be better if I
would, but it's awful lonesome to
be good."-enjoys public-speaking.
RUTH REICHERT: Commercial
Course-Basketball l-Z-3: G. R.
l-Z-3-4.-Noble . . . shy and
smiling . . . dark, sparkling beauty.
"Be silent and be safe, silence never
FREDERICK LEE MEAD: Science
l-2-3: Industrial Arts 4.-Oper-
ctta 3: Intramurals 3: Annual
Staff: Hi-Y 1-2: Class Play 4,
' Fair in all things . . "Happy am I,
from care I'm free: why aren't
they contented like me?"
JUNIOR ZIMMER: Science l-2:
General 3-4-Intramurals 2-3-4:
Football l-2-3: Track 2-3-4: N
Club 3-4.-"Go West, young
man1 go West."-frank-a real
WILLIAM LUDEMAN: Industrial
Arts Course-Basketball 4: Foot-
ballel: Tennis 3-4: Track 3-4:
Hi-Y 4.-"Disguise our bondage
as we will. 'tis woman, after all,
rules us still."-dark-serious.
MARILYN RENNECKAR: Com-
mercial Course.-Majestir in char-
acter, a person of worth and abil-
ity . . . modest . . . sincere.
"to the sessions of sweet. silent
GEORGE MCCOLLEY: Commercial
Course.-Football manager 1-2-3-
4: Basketball l-2-3-4: N-Club 41
Hall monitor.-A square-shooter
. . . "More than a penny for those
CLASS OF 1940--
RUTH LIMPACH: Commercial
Course-Class treasurer 4: Annual
Staff: Operetta 3: Basketball 2-3-
4: Code Staff: Girl Reserve 1-2-
3-4: G. R. Treas. 4: Glee Club
2-3: Intramurals 2-3-4: Class
Play 4.-Small, jolly, and gay . .
marvelous dancer . . . "She's un-
afraid and ready to face the world".
ELIZABETH MURPHY: Commer'
cial Course.-Girl's basketball l.
Well versed-never known to
break the laws. "Courage makes
VERNABELLE ROHDY: Commer-
cial Course-Annual Staff: Band
4: Orchestra 4: Glec Club 4: Mu-
sic Contest 3: G. R. 4: Class
Play 4.-Petite blond . . . There'::
music in the air . . . "Chatter,
chatter as I go, and I go on for-
EARL MEYERS: Commercial Course
l-2: Industrial Arts Course 3-4:
Hall monitor 4: Football l-2:
Basketball I-2-3: Track l: Hi-
Y l: N. Y. A. student.-"And I
would that my tongue could utter
the thoughts that arise in me?"--
humorous when aroused.
ANDREW M. LOXVRY-College
Course-Class oflices, treas 2: V.
pres. 2, president 3-4: Annual
Stall. Student Council 2-3-4: V.
Pres. 3. Pres. 4: Operetta l-3-4:
Basketball l-2-3-4: Football I:
Code Stall 4: Tennis 1-2-3-4:
Band 1-3: Hi-Y 1-2-3-4. Treas 4:
N-Club l-2-3-4, EIQBS. 2-3: Glee
Club l-2-3-4: Choral Club and
Double Octette 1-Z-3: Hall monie
tor: National Athletic Society 3-4.
-The people's choice-"In action
faithful and in honor clear."-em
GRACE NELSON: General Course-
Class Play 3-4: Operetta 1-3:
G. R. l-2-3-4: Glee Club l-3:
Choral Club 3: Girls' Basketball
l-2-3-4: Octette 3: Intramurals 3-
4.-"I shall either End a way or
malze one."-second to none as n
jitterbug-the world awaits her.
RUTH SAMLOW: Commercial
Course-Glee Club 3.-Stately
laughter . . . sunny manner, loyal
friend. "She hath a quiet way and
a pleasing smile."
JAMES OSBORN: Voc. Agriculture
2-3-4: Commercial I-F. F. A.
2-3-4: Hall monitor 3-4: Intra-
murals 3-4-"Large of frame.
broad of mind. big of heart"-a
hearty laugh is good for us all.
BETTY JEAN LOWRYz College
Course-G. R. l-2-3-4: Annual
Staff: Student Council 3-4: News-
staff 4: Code Staff 4: Glee Clulf
2-3-4: Choral Club 3-4.-Demurrf
-shy-"as careful of her words
as of he: action"-loyal friend
MARY HELEN POI-ILMAN: College
Course, -- Basketball l-2-3-4:
Class oliicer. vice pres. 2, treas. 3:
Operetta 3: Newsstaff 4: G. R.
l-2-3-4: Glee Club l-2-3: Choral.
Club l-2-3: Debate 4: Band I-2-
3-4: Class Play 4.-Tall, blond,
athletic. bewildered by nothing.
"The most pleasant of companions,
the best of friends."
BETTY SCHULDT: College
Course-G. R. 2-3-4: Class Play
3-4: Annual Staff.-"She was
more fair than words can say".-
coquette--talkative. "A hundred
friends are too few."
ARTHUR REIMUNDz Commercial
Course-Basketball 1-2-3: Foot-
ball 3: F. F. A. l-2: Glee Club
1-2: Intramurals 3: Operetta 3:
Baseball l-2.-"My only books
were woman's looks, and folly's
all they taught me."-but how he
ROBERT SIEBOLD: Industrial
Arts Course 3-4: Commercial l-2:
Hall monitor 3.-Bored with some
parts of life. "Blessings on him
who first invented sleep."-Shorty.
A --CLASS OF 1940-
Ireta Lemon John Zimmer Ruth Limpach Andrew Lowry Betty Jean Lowry
Russell Ludeman William Ludeman Elizabeth Murphy Grace Nelson Mary Helen Pohlman
Ruth Reichert Marilyn Renneckar Vernabelle Rohdy Ruth Samlow Betty Schuldt
Fred Mean George McColly Earl Meyers James Osborn Arthur Reimund Robert Siebold
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--CLASS OF 19414-
We, the Juniors, have come a long way since the day we entered high
school as slightly scared freshmen. We have been well represented by able lead-
ers and willing helpers. Many leaders have developed this year, some who
were, heretofore, undiscovered.
A few of our original classmates have dropped out and we have gained
some new ones. We regret the loss of the former and welcome the addition of
the latter. .
Big events of this year were the selection and purchasing of our class rings,
participation in sports, and the Junior Class play. The play was very ably
directed by Miss Shiffrer and Mr. Johnson. Much fun and a few worries were
shared by the Juniors when they cared for the Junior candy stand at the basket-
ball games. Many thanks to Mr. Cuff, our supervisor.
The Juniors have been well represented in all school activities. Our Junior
players were a great help to the basketball team. We had representatives on the
debate team. on School Notes staff and The Code.
We are eagerly looking forward to the year when, as Seniors, we may
rule supreme. This year has trained us for that leadership.
We regret very much that after one more short year we shall be leaving
these halls which have been very dear to us.
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-CLASS OF 1942--
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After having "ripened" from ourufreshman greennessn and successfully
gaining the respect of our upperclassmen, we, the Class of '42, have passed our
second enjoyable year at N. H. S.
During this time our class has not been lacking in participation of school
activities. We have been well represented in the student council, debate and in
clubs such as Hi-Y, Girls Reserves, F. P. A., and F. H. A. Our class. being
very musically minded, shares the honors of the band, orchestra and glee clubs.
Boys and girls alike wholeheartedly participated in all sports. The boys partici-
pated in football, basketball, intramurals and track, while the girls were oc-
cupied with field hockey and basketball.
So far we have upheld gallantly the standards set by N. H. S., and it is our
ardent aim to continue to do so in the futureil
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Row One: A. Ashenfelter. E. Atkinson, R. Beaverson, E. Belknap, M. Bevel-
hymer, Cu. Bost, H. Bost.
Row Two: J. Bost, R. Bowerman, C. Boyer, M. Brubaker, M. Bruns, M.
Burkholder, D. Comadoll.
Row Three: R Cope, Cm. Cox, B. Crawford, B. Cupp, D. Cupp, B. Delven-
thal, N. DeTray.
Row Pour: M. Donley, L. Eickhoif, M. Fahringer, P. Fogg, M. Foster, D.
Fruchey, M. Genuit.
Row Five: L. Glick. W. Gomer, C. Guhl. L. Hampton, B. Harrison, C. Hoeifel
Row Six: D. Hoffman, K. Hoover, J. Jennings, J. Kerr, L. Knepley, L. Kolbe.
One: M. Kratzer, J. Larernore, A. Lensman, W. Limpach, J. Long, A
Loudon, M. Mathers.
Two: S. McClure, T. McColley, P. Mann, M. Mead, K. Mushel, W.
Nelson, H. Nichols.
Three: M. Nye, H. Panning, E. Osborn, W. Plassman, L. Reid, J
Reimund, E. Roessing.
Four: M. Rettig, W. Rhody, P. Rohrbaugh, M. Rohrbaugh. L. Schuette
R. Shank, H. Shartzer.
Five: C. Shelt, L. Shelt. E. Shinew, C. Shoemaker, E. Sickmiller, W
Small, J. Spieth.
Six: D. Stevenson, J. Swick, C. Thornton, B. Travis, Nl. Van Streader
G. Walker, M. Willeman. '
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iCLASS OF 1943-
Last September, one hundred and ten youths valiantly entered
Napoleon High School to begin four years of higher education. As usual,
they came in from the public and parochial schools quite green, but soon
showed their true value.
Scholastically We are good. Our class average rates well with previous
classes. We boast of many participants in the band, glee club and numerous
other interscholastic activities. In athletics our class reveals much premise. Two
boys of exceptional talent won regular positions on the second team. They
should become better in the years to come. Numerous others performed well
for the Junior High team. In football there is the same bright outlook. Our
representatives are exceptionally active on the Student Council.
We are proud of our place in Napoleon High School and in the next three
years expect to do even better.
-CLASS OF 1'943w-1
One: R. Agler, E. Allen, M. Andrew, M. Armstrong, R. Arps, K. Ash
enfelter, V. Barnett, D. Barteldt, J. Bemis.
Two: R. Bemis, B. Bernius, G. Blair, C. Bond, W. Bostelman, T
Boyd. R. Bost, T. Bost, J. Broshears.
Three: P. Bressler, C. Buckmaster, C. Casteel, B. Creager, M. Cuff, V
Cuff, J. Curdes, R. Dachenhaus. D. Davis.
Four: R. Davis, H. Dehnbostel, J. Delventhal, C. Dietrich, J. Dietrich
M. Dietrich, D. Dunn, R. Farison, C. Fillinger, J. Flint.
Five: PQ Flory, M. Pruchey, V. Pruth, K.. Gebers, H. Gebhardt, L. Gen-
uit, L. Cienuit, F. Gorden.
Six: D. Gunter, G. Gurtzweiler, E. Hancock, J. Harmon, R. Hefllinger
B. Kline, J. Heilman, L. Hockman, M. Hoffman.
-CLASS OF 1943i
Row One: M. Adams, G. Young, V. Wittenberg, L. Wiechers, W. Westhoven
W. Warner, G. Walker, G. Vorwerk, W. Vocke.
Row Two: R. Travis, H. Thorripson, L. Sworden. D. Stough, T. Spencer, M
Smith, J. Smith, H. Smith, N. Shelt.
Row Three: R. Sauber, E. Rosebrock, H. Rothenberger, L. Riggs, J. Reiger, R
Reiser, M. Reimund, F. Pohlman, C. Plassman.
Rour Four: W. Perry, G. Parsels, E. Parselsi, D. Pacey, R. Oberhaus, B. Myers
R. Motter, M. Minnich, L. Miller.
Row Five: M. Mengerink, V. Mahler, P. McAllister, R. Light, P. Leonhardt
M. Lange, E. Lange, N. Kratzer, H. Kurtz.
Row Six: J. Krauss, R. Knifiin, B. Knepley, A. Klotz, M. Keel, R. Howe
E. Imbrock, A. Hovey, W. Hoover. ,
MERIT AWARD WINNERS
The Napoleon High School Alumni Association adopted the practice of
the Merit Award System. These awards are made on the basis of scholarship
and service to the school. Each year the three highest boys and three highest
girls in each class are recognized for their services during their four years in N.
H. S. The two highest boys and girls in each class receive gold and silver medals
respectively, the remainder receive certificates.
Every student from the time he is a Freshman should strive to obtain
a place on the Merit Award. The following are the students who have succeeded
to be recognized in 1940:
Bob Kiser .
Betty Jean Lowry
Mary Irene Roessing
' Norma Jean Lauterbach
Marilyn J. Gebhardt
Last September, with a few sighs but more happy faces, the eighth graders
found themselves again starting the familiar school routine. After about a Week,
the class had forgotten those glorious vacation days and settled down to work.
The students took a more active part in school activities this year. Our
members were well represented in the Band, Orchestra, Student Council, Jr.
I-Ii Basketball team, and several boys and girls aided the Code Staff. We also
had two very successful booths at the Annual School Carnival.
During the Christmas season our room, with the seventh grade, enjoyed
a Christmas Party. Gifts were exchanged, games played and abundant re-
A group of boys and girls attended the Basketball party given late in
We have some very promising basketball and football players for the
future High School teams. The boys have worked hard in the past year, and
We feel sure they will continue this splendid spirit.
And so we end our short. colorful. school year. hoping the coming years
will be as pleasant.
MARY IRENE ROESSING.
Our seventh grade class has entered all activities with enthusiasm. We
welcomed seven new students to our room during the past year.
"The Class of 45" has done well in basketball. We hope for the best for
these boys who are already so promising.
Our class sponsored a booth in the school carnival in March and had
very good results.
Our Christmas border of carolors was designed and colored by members
K of the class and was considered exceptionally good.
We have accomplished much in the past and we will work for bigger and
better things for the future. I
--CLASS' OF 1944-
W. Oberhaus, R. Shiarla, D. Plummer, C. Sorgloos, B. Stites, W.
Lensman, B. Showman.
M. Sturdevant. D. Stout, B. Little, J. Warner, S. Shinew, J. Palmer,
R. Shumaker, R. Zellars, N. Richards, J. Miller, E. Sharpe, P. Wal-
ters, D. Smith, P. Phipps.
B. Rasey, L. Russell, N. Stevens, M. Meek, C. Snyder. E. Saneholtz,
M. I. Roessing, B. Mathers, D. Shelt, J. Rebisal. C. Sl'ght, R. Ries-
sen, R. Weirauch, C. Yocum.
C. Dillon, P. Busch, J. Bruns.
lst row: B. Allen, W. Glick, D. Barnes, M. Gebhardt. N. Lauterbach, A.
Knepley, M. Davis.
M. Buckmaster, J. I-Ieaston, R. I-Iuddle, P. LeRuth, J. Fruchey, T.
McColley, J. Conway.
D. Kirian, W. Gerken. D. Ingle, L. Bostleman, B. J. Bell, M. Bond
E. Augenstein, M. Desgranges. H. Desgranges, M. Dulle, E. Helf-
linger, E. Hess, M. Deblin, J. Kanney.
K. Delventhal, I... Hickman, H. Laremore. R. Harmon, R. Foster.
D. Huddle, D. Farison.
-ULASS OF 1945T
K. Knepley, J. Shoemaker. M. Huddle, E. Nelson, M. Schwab, E
Scarr, B. Wright, B. Ritter.
A. Lange, G. Smith, J. Spencer, F. Sattler. C. Yocom, B. Sausser
N. Hockman, H. Rohdy.
E. Reiser, R. Wirick, R. Keel, G. Willeman, B. Moden, R. Swick
D. Rohrbaugh, O. Meyer.
L. Thompson, D. Weeks, D. Zachrich, R. Smith, R. Weaver, C
Murray, J. A. Heilman, R. Walters, L. Scott.
J. Ratzlaff, O. M. Ryan, M. L. Walters, M. Ruetz, P. Ott
P. Hagans, A. Lowry, E. Hoover.
O. M. Ingle, M. Buckmaster, H. Davis, R. Blair, M. L. Farison
J. Deblin, L. Gunn. N. Cupp, E. Cox, E. Gee, M. Augenstein.
J. Crawford. G. Campbell, J. Donovan, J. Davis, J. Hefflinger, M
B. Beck, J. Holden. L. Groll, A. Baker, B. Chubb, J. Kruse.
5th row: D. J. Chubb, B. Daman, B. Gilbert, H. Diemer, R. Davis, I. Farison
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22-Napoleon 12. Swanton 6
After two weeks of practice the fighting Scots defeated Swanton 12-6.
making both touchdowns in the first quarter.
Z9-Montpelier 9. Napoleon 6
The Scots lost a close one when a Napoleon kick was blocked behind the
goal line in the final period.
6-Defiance 13, Napoleon 6.
Our boys made twice as much yardage, three times as many first downs
and yet lost to our rivals 13-6.
13--Liberty Center 13. Napoleon 6
A 6-6 tie game failed during the last minutes of play when a Napoleon
pass was intercepted and taken for a touchdown.
Z0-Bowling Green 13, Napoleon 6
Napoleon lost their fourth game when they failed to stop a 55 yard drive
put on by the Bobcats during the third quarter.
26-Napoleon 19, Delta 6 -
Larry Wiechers was the "man of the day" by making 13 points in his
first game. The team played their best game of the season.
3-Perrysburg 14. Napoleon 6 .
Napoleon stopped everything but Johnson, the colored boy from Perrys-
burg, who made two touchdowns on long passes.
13-Napoleon 18, Wauseon 0
The Scots kept out of the cellar position by white-washing the Indians
in the scrappiest game of the season.
23-Bryan 45. Napoleon 13
Napoleon started out on the right foot but was unable to hold the lead
when Robinette and Brace started the Thanksgiving fireworks for Bryan.
Junior High football this year consisted of only seventh and eighth grade
boys, who played six-man football, organized into a league of four teams.
All teams practiced during the first part of each Week under the direction of
Mr. Weber and played a game with another team in their league on Friday.
The following teams were organized: "Little Brooklyn"-Tom McCo1ley
capt.g Robert Riessen, Earnest Cox, Burnell Ritter, James Palmer, John
Holden, Raymond Weirauck, Darrel Zachrich. "Fighting Rams"-Jack
Fruchey, Capt.: Dick Weeks, Guy Smith, Ken Delventhal, Larry Groll, Jim
Conway, Charles Snyder. "West End Savages"-Bob Foster, capt.3 Fred Sat-
tler, Elmer Donley, Clarence Yoakum, Mel Augenstein, Don Barnes, Jim Hea-
ston, Darrel Farison. l'Brick Yard Savages"-Don lngle, Capt.: Grant Wille-
man, Bob Seick, Leo Druhot, Jim Small, Leland Gunn, Bill Moden.
At the end of the season the "Brick Yard Savages" were the Winners in
the league, having an undefeated season.
Six man football was new to all the boys, but they enjoyed the game
immensely after they started to play. In this new game the team' consists of
a center, two ends, and three backfield men, with all players eligible to receive
passes. This set-up gives more opportunity for passing and tricky plays which
were especially enjoyed by the boys.
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15-Defiance-The up-the-river rivals rallied in the last quarter, after
trailing the lirst three, and captured a thrill-packed duel by the score of
22-Liberty Center-The Scots, after a slow start, came from behind
early in the first period and remained in the lead throughout the game.
The final score 33-21.
5-Montpelier-The locomotives were derailed in the Hrst quarter While
Napoleon chugged on-the score 38-14 at the final whistle. .
9-Scott-The Toledo boys were left behind early in the game as. the
"Fighting Scots" displayed a line defense as well as a fast offense. The
Toledo boys took a 38-15 defeat.
12-Bryan-This game was the most exciting thus far. Second and third
places were to be determined by the outcome. Napoleon won 42-32.
16-Bowling Green-In the closing minutes everything was nip-and-
tuck. Napoleon won 22-21.
19-Wauseon-The scrappy Wauseon Indians came to Napoleon looking
for a loose scalp. Finding none, they hit the homeward trail with a 41-23
defeat on their belts.
26-Bryan-The Bryan Bears overcame a five point lead in the last min-
utes of play to share second place with Napoleon in the league standing.
The final score 39-36.
2-Defiance-The "Fighting Scots" invaded Defiance intent on returning
with a victory. Lady Luck left us again and Defiance won 33-28.
9-Wauseon-The "Scots" got off to a slow start but Iinally found the
basket and came out on top 39-25.
16-Montpelier-The less said about this game the better things will be.
We left our shooting ability at home and suffered a 24-19 loss.
23-Liberty Center--The first half of the game was nip-and-tuck but
we pulled out in front at half time. Liberty has yet to beat a Florence
coached Napoleon team. Final score 34-27.
Napoleon 30. Wauseon 24-Wauseon came on the floorrdetermined
to leave with a victory. The beginning of the game was slow but the
Scots held the lead throughout. This was the- third defeat delivered to
the Indians this season by the Napoleon team. - g
Napoleon 44, Paulding 23-The highly praised "Class B" Pauld-
ing quintet 'was no match for the Scots and victory was foreseen at the
early stages of the contest.
Bryan 35, Napoleon 26-Bitter rivalry flourished at its highest. The
critics called it a toss up. It was do or die. For three quarters the game
was played on even terms.
Another year, another team, another group of new boys ready and willing,
but not always able to play basketball. After the first few "cuts" the coach
and the boys had a good idea of what the Reserves would be like. The idea
of the second team or Reserves is not to compile a great record of games won,
but to teach the future varsity boys the many fundamentals of basketball. Most
of the other schools. use juniors and seniors on their reserve squad with the idea
of winning games. Our Resreves did not win many games, but I'm sure
every boy on the team has learned much.
I UN IOR HIGH
This year's Junior High squad consisted of two teams, one seventh and
eighth graders and one freshmen.
The Seventh and Eighth Grade Junior High team consisted of Bob Foster,
center: Leo Druhot, forward: Tom McCol1ey, forward: Don lngle, guard and
Dick Speiser, guard. The substitutes were Dick Weeks, Jack Fruchy, Vincent
Reichert, Grant Willeman and Ken Creager.
The team had a very successful season, winning ten games and losing
only one. Their snappy passwork and unusual shooting ability was outstand-
ing and enabled them to beat many teams composed of larger players. This
team promises to be a championship team in future years.
The freshman team was handicapped by a lack of players, for some of
the freshmen were on the reserve squad. Those who played for the Freshman
Junior High Team Were: Bill Westhoven, center: Bob Bost, forward: Gerald
Gertzweiler, forward: Tom Boyd, guard and Danny Dunn, guard. Their
season's record consisted of seven victories and six defeats.
Both Junior High Teams were very enthusiastic where basketball was
concerned and practiced diligently under Mr. Weber.
-T R A C K-
l20 Yd. High Hurdles-B. Small, J. Bost.
100 Yd. Dash-J. Fruchey, G. Higbea.
Mile Run-R. Farison, J. Weaks. L. Hampton.
Half-Mile Relay-J. Zimmer, J. Bost, B. Kiser, L. Kolbe
440 Yd. Dash-J. Fruchey, B. Kiser.
220 Yd. Low Hurdles-D. Dunn, J. Bost.
Half-Mile Run-R. Farison.
220 Yd. Dash-B. Kiser. L. Kolbe.
Mile Relay-B. Kiser, L. Kolbe, J. Bost, J. Zimmer.
Shot Put-B. Hoover, E. Comadoll.
Pole Vault-B. Ludeman, J. Zimmer.
High Jump-B. Small, B. Ludeman, B. Kiser.
Discus-B. Hoover, E. Comadoll,
Broad Jump-D. Dunn, L. Kolbe.
880 Yd, Dash-H. Willeman, G. Higbea.
Napoleon 61-Wauseon 59-Defiance 25
Napoleon won their first triangular meet of the season. The iirst
place winners of the meet were Bost in both low and high hurdles, Kiser
in 440 and 100 yard dash, Kolbe, in broad jump, Zimmer in pole vault
and Bob Hoover in shotput.
Bowling Green 77-Napoleon 41.
The next Week Napoleon met Bowling Green and Napoleon bowed.
The lirst place winners in this meet were Bost, high and low hurdles and
Hoover in shot put. This was Bob's longest throw of the season, 42 feet,
Wauseon 57-Pettisville 49--Napoleon 47
First place winners were Zimmer in the pole vault and our half-
mile team with the best score of the year 1:45.
Montpelier 67-Napoleon 35M-Wauseon 27
This makes Napo1eon's second defeat over Wauseon, after having
lost one to them. The only first place winner in this meet was Zimmer
in the pole vault. In this meet Zimmer fractured his ankle after making
the winning vault.
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Napoleon once more was defeated by the Golden Bears of Bryan. No
first place was won by Napoleon in this meet, however, Bill Small tied
for first in the high jump. This meet was held at night.
The League meet was scheduled to be held on May 8, but was
postponed to May 15 because of rain and cold. Those to qualify for the
preliminaries were Bost, Kolbe, Comadoll, Hoover, Small and Kiser. Ray
Farison and Harold Willeman did not have to qualify.
Some of the outstanding times and distances of our track team
were: pole vault, 10 feet, 3 inches, Junior Zimmerg broad jump, 19
feet, Luther Kolbe: half mile relay, 1:43, Bob Kiser, Luther Kolbe, John
Bost, and Junior Zimmer: shot put, 42 feet, 8 inches, Bob Hoover:
mile run, 5:03, Ray Farison.
Our track team this year was coached by Mr. Dietsch. We hope that
through the efforts he has made our track team will become more popular
so that enough boys will participate to make our team first class every-
Two weeks ago the golf class, taught by Mr. Florence, was organized. It
is an experiment but shows a promising future. Mr. Florence has been able to
teach only the fundamentals in this short time, but next year, it may be made
into a regular class if enough are interested. Golf, like any other sport, can be
developed into art.
Intramurals, revived last year by Coach Florence, wcre resumed again thi"
year. The students. both boys and girls, participated. The activities consisted
of basketball, table tennis, and softball.
Basketball was the most important activity in Intramural sports this year.
Each homeroom produced a team. The Senior High School teams represented
the American League while the Junior High represented the National League.
Mr. Titus' Typers won in the American League: Mr. Johnson's Cubs won in
the National League. On the "Night of Champions", held on April 17th, there
two rival teams clashed. with the Typers coming out on top by a score of 35-
30. Bob Bauer won the individual foul shooting, dropping 22 fouls out of
25 in the bucket. Mr. Johnson's Cubs won the team foul shooting.
The finals in the table tennis tournament was also played on the "Night
of Champions". Bob Bauer defending his title defeated challenger John Bost.
The Softball Tournament is yet to be played. The teams are to be made
up of the four classes in high school.
Our tennis courts lure many novices who may in the near future become
members of our tennis team under the able supervision of Mr. Johnson.
This year the tennis team, chosen by the challenging method will have
for their opponents Bowling Green, Scott. Defiance, Bryan, Wauseon. and
others. There will be two matches with each of the high schools.
On May ll, the League Tennis Meet will be held at Napoleon. The
winners of this Meet will then advance to the District Tennis Meet at Bowling
Green on May 18 and 19.
The most promising players on our team are Andrew Lowry, James
Funkhouser, Ward Andrew, Russel Smiley and William Ludeman.
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President - - - Jane Gilpin Social Chairman Marian Bowerman
Vice President Mary Frances Rieger Service Chairmen - Betty Lowry,
Secretary - - Eleanor Belknap Ruth Reichert
Treasurer - - Ruth Limpacb Financial Chairmen - Marie Keller
Program Chairman Virginia Gebhardt Harriett West
Advisor-Miss Lenore Farnham
The Girl Reserves began the year with a large club and a bright outlook
for bigger and better things.
During the football season, we sponsored a refreshment stand. Through-
. out the year we gave several dances and were entertained at two joint Hi-Y and
G. R. parties. Numerous small projects were undertaken and successfully ex-
ecuted. The annual G. R. Conference was held in Napoleon this year under
the guidance of 1940 Conference President, Mary Ann Speiser. In early
spring we held Candlelight Service at which time new members were form-
ally initiated into the club. Our Mother-Daughter banquet was held May 8.
Rings, our emblem of recognition, were awarded to deserving Juniors and
Thus has passed another year and may the gleaming candles of the Girl
Reserves be carried higher each succeeding year.
The Hi-Y has a four square plan of development-spiritual. mental.
physical and social. The group of '39-'40 sought to attain this growth by
carrying on the activities of other years, and initiating many new ones.
The club is especially gratified with its new projects. To aid in the
spiritual development of each member one of the local churches was attended
each month. For the benefit of the entire student body the club sponsored
weekly worship services during Lent.
The first Hi-Y Mother and Son Banquet was held April 2. The Spring
Area Council Conference was initiated by this chapter and was in Napoleon
May 8. These events are expected to become traditional in the Hi-Y Club's
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Editor-in-chief ------ Ray Cozad
Senior Editors - Margaret Clausen, Virginia Curdes Betty Jean Lowry
Junior Editors - - - Harold Dielman, Hilda Mehring
Advisor - ----- Miss Meekison
This is the first year the students have actually endeavored to sponsor
a school paper. It immediately became popular with the student body. A con-
test was held to determine the name. Harriet West won the first prize of a
year's subscription to "The Code."
lt took much conscientious work to publish the school paper every week
and to have it up to the expectations of the students as well as the teachers.
We have started a school paper that we hope will be continued in future years
becoming, with each succeeding year, bigger and better. -
"Should the Government own and operate the Railroads", was the ques-
tion for debate this year. A series of debates was arranged with Wauseon
Delta and Lima. A number of practice debates were held too. The Speech
class and American Problems class benefited by these. All those who tried
out had an opportunity to debate. Two affirmative and two negative teams,
composed of three members each were chosen. The affirmative was made
up of James Eunkhouser. Mary Helen Pohlman, Stanley McClure, Karl Baker,
and Eleanor Pacey. while Karl Albrink, Eleanor Belknap, Marian Bockelman
and Bob Bowerman composed the negative. The work was carried on under
the able direction of Miss Meekison. After the debates. some type of informal
entertainment was usually provided. There was only one judged debate, and
that was with Lima. The negative team from Lima won the decision Zll.
However. they specialized in debate. The public in general seems to be against
Government operation and control of the Railroads.
It has long been the custom of Napoleon High School to bring news to
the public through the county papers. However, this year extra stress Was
placed on this feature to make the people "Behold, the School Notes."
Two senior editors. Betty Forney and Marian Bockelman, with assis-
tants, Lillian Armstrong and Mary Helen Pohlman, were elected. Each editor
was responsible every alternating week to make a list of the important news,
assign it, collect it and see that it was taken to the up-town papers. Miss
Meekison. supervisor. corrected and altered the articles. Mr. Oldfather censored
and proof read it. The students zealouslye worked on these news items, and
tried to get it over in the most attractive manner. We feel that we have had
real cooperation from the two county papers. V
A scrapbook of this school news: is kept, so that in years to come We can
look back and see what NHS was doing in 1940.
Whom do we see strutting down the line? None other than Professor Mike
Lombardi, Drill Master John Kappel and the Naapoleon High School Band.
' The Band has been given the honor of being the Northwestern Ohio
Champs for two successive years.
- They have brought home many trophies including the WSPD trophy
from Toledo University. In all of these contests we have competed with large
bands. such as Bowling Green, Wauseon, Bryan. Defiance. Holland, Swanton.
Lyons, Bradner, Perrysburg, Maumee, Delta and Liberty Center.
In spite of the competition Napoleon High Band was always the out-
standing performer. They also took an exclusive part in the football games this
vear. Some of the most difficult formations were made: revolving N, 1940.
N. H. S.. cartwheel, airplane, star and O H I O.
The band has been guests of Toledo University, Bowling Green Uni-
versity. Holgate, Waterville, Lakeside and Grand Rapids, giving excellent con-
certs. ' T
Napoleon'High 'School Band is known throughout Northwestern Ohio
-and will always be remembered for their fine iperforrnances.
Our High School Orchestra, still under the capable direction of Mr. Lom-
bardi, has just completed a busy year. This group of musicians, besides pro-
viding music for the Junior Class Play, the Senior Class Play, Boy Scout
programs, and several local banquets, gave an interesting concert for a School
assembly and. also traveled to Wauseon to furnish music at the Northwestern
Ohio Athletic banquet. The orchestra is not only educational to students
musically inclined, but it is also a source of enjoyment to them. When one
considers the factthat this organization meets but once a week for a short time.
it is possible to appreciate their music even more. Their repetoire. consists of a
variety of interesting and contrasting selections. It is our sincere hope that the
High School Orchestra will continue to hold a definite place among the Na-
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GIBL'S GLEE CLUB
The Girls' Glee Club under the direction of Miss Lorrene Love progressed
very rapidly this year. There was such a large number, that it was necessary to
have two groups. One group meeting on Tues-day and one on Thursday. Each
group elected its own officers.
The Glee Club had the privilege of singing for various programs, a few
were the Lenten Service sponsored by the Hi-Y boys and assembly programs.
They also enjoyed an evening of caroling before Christmas, then a delicious
lunch was served.
At present Miss Love and her entire force is working diligently on the
operetta, "Sunbonnet Sue".
The officers of the groups are as follows:
President - Edith Helberg
Vice Pres. - Wilmina Gomer
Secretary - Carolyn Boyer
Treasurer Marjorie Brubaker
Librarian Mary Frances Reiger
President - Jane Gilpin
Sec'y.-Treas. Carol Brey
Librarian - Betty Rohrs
BOY'S GLEE CLUB
The Boys' Glee Club, under the direction of Miss Love. met regularly
each week to prepare music for their several appearances. They .entertained
the teachers at teachers' meeting and were received enthusiastically. They also
sang with the Girls' Glee Club at the School Lenten services. The boyys' most
important accomplishment. however, was the operetta "Sunbonnet Sue , which
was given in cooperation with the Girls' Glee Club.
President Ray Cozad VSec'y. - Bob Gebhart
Vice Pres. - - Luther Kolbe Treas. - - - Bob Kiser
This year the N-Club was more active than for several years. We elected
ofiicers early in the year. With Ray Cozad as editor, we started a weekly school
paper, "The Code". During the year our paper has become very popular.
The N-Club moved the trophy case and built a large glass case for pic-
tures of the past and future athletic telams of Napoleon High School. We hope
that the N-Club will keep up the line work in- years to come.
President Lucille Ash Treasurer - Carmen Bond
Vice Pres. f Betty Travis Historian - Marilyn Andrews
Secretary - Ireta Lemon Reporter - Rose Marie Reiser
Advisor and Sponsor ------- Ellenor Bricker
This club, the Future Homemakers of America, is a new addition to
the activities of our school. Members of the club belong to the Ohio Home
Economics Association, which automatically makes them a member of the
State Organization. '
For a new club, the F. H. A. has been outstandingly active. They have
held several parties with the F. F. A. and have served numerous banquets for
different organizations. Most important of these banquets were served in the
cafeteria at the Girl Reserve District Conference, the County Achievement
Meeting, the Hi-Y Mother and Son Banquet, and the Industrial Arts Depart-
ment District Meeting. With the money earned in this manner, the girls are
planning to buy silverware or dishes for the Home Economics Department
The club sponsored the cake raffle in the carnival, and sent two represen-
tatives to a state meeting at Columbus last fall, and two other girls to the
Ohio Home Economics Club Conference at Ohio State University this spring.
This F. H. A. has accomplished many things. and will no doubt, become
one of the more important clubs in our school.
President - Lawrence Farison Treasurer - Junior Jennings
Vice Pres. Kenneth Armbruster Reporter - Robert Bowerman
Secretary - - William Vocke Advisor - - - D. D. Shaw
The Future Farmers of America has played a very important part in
Napoleon School Activities since Vocational Agriculture has been in the
High School curriculum.
Twenty-four students are enrolled in this work and this year has seen
a great increase in the number of projects being carried by each stude-nt.
With the progress that has been made in the promotion of leadership and
the interest shown in the various other worthwhile activities of Napoleon F. F.
A. it can be seen that these boys have a right to be proud of what they have
done and will be anxious to carry on. For we feel that agriculture is the back-
bone of the nation and that it will be the enlightened rural people who can
and will help meet the many challenges whichconfront the American people
That faint aroma that you just started to follow will lead you directly
to the cafeteria. It would be easier for you, I imagine, if I told you just where
you will find it. Remember the room in the Girls' Basement that used to be a
play room, don't you? Well, that's where it is. You won't recognize it. The
walls are painted in beautiful blue and rose with the kitchen section all in
white. It's lovely. I
You see that little lady just ahead of you? No, not that one, the one
with all those milk bottles. She is Miss Bricker, the supervisor of the cafeteria.
I guess it really keeps her busy but I'll tell you one thing, she keeps everything
up to par. And those meals she serves, they're delicious.
Of course Miss Bricker doesn't do all the work herself. She has
three helpers secured through government aid and a student cashier to take
care of the money.
Practically every banquet served by some school organization was served
in the cafeteria by Miss Bricker and her F. H. A. pupils. Certainly it's large
enough. It has a seating capacity of 150.
We are all proud of our cafeteria and as soon as you arrive you will
see what I mean.
"Bring the world to the classroom!" The Hlms we have do precisely that.
During the year we have had cross-sectional views of many of the industries in
the United States as Well as sports, conservation programs and new inventions.
Each Wednesday we had a noon movie consisting of two educational or
semi-educational films and one comedy. During the year we have had feature
movies and during each week many Hlms on scientific subjects were shown to
science classes, as well as language, history and Industrial Arts classes.
The projector was operated by students. These students were Jim Kerr,
Bob Gunn, Sam Shook, Mary Jane Mead, Harry McAllister, Harold Dielman,
Stan McClure and Kathryn Creager.
Mr. Ort is the supervisor of this department. We are sure that under his
capable leadership visual education will become more popular and be, in the
future, of even more value than it is now.
Editors - - Betty Jean Lowry, Kathryn Creager
Business Managers James Punkhouser, Keith Hickman
Advertising: Literary Staff:
Clara Netta Kelly
Betty Irene Forney
Mary Helen Pohlman
Mary Ann Speiser
The National Honor Society is an organization to promote leadership,
character and service. The students, whose names appear below, were chosen
for these qualities. There are eighteen seniors from the upper third of the class
and five juniors The pupils are qualified by the pupils as well as the teachers
before being eligible.
Clara Netta Kelly
Betty Jean Lowry
Ray Cozad Russell Ludeman Richard Westhoven
Eldor Baden Kathleen Chubb Harold Dielman
1, ucille Genuit Hilda Mehring
The Student Council, in its third year of existence, has attained many
During the schcol year it has established a school Employment Bureau,
built a lost and found case. purchased a spotlight for the school bulletin board
and distributed Thanksgiving baskets to the needy.
As a means of raising money for such worthy causes as purchasing cloth-
ing, food and glasses for needy children and helping purchase a public address
system, the council sponsored school dances, a Ghost basketball game and the
second annual school-wide carnival.
In years to come, we feel certain that the Student Council will continue
to be of great service to our school.
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Susan Clifton, the Sunbonnet 'Girl, is the
orphaned child of musical parents. Her guardians
H are Mr. and Nlrs. Abijah Scroggs, a skin-flint couple
who have starved and stinted her.
Mrs. Henry Coleman, the president of the State Federation of Music
Clubs, arrives in the village to conduct a contest for scholarships in music. She
is accompanied by her daughter Barbara, her son Bob and his chum Jerry.
Sue, who does endless dish-washing in the Scroggs household, hears of this
contest and wishes very much to enter. Mrs. Scroggs and Evaline, her daughter,
harshly refuse, insisting she hasnt the proper clothes.
Susan enlists the sympathy of Barbara, Bob and Jerry and tells them she
believes her parents left some property. They call on Ezra McSpavin, the
village constable, and persuade him to intercede in the name of the law.
Appearing gorgeously dressed in the height of fashion, completely outfitt-
ed in secret by the sympathetic Barbara, and singing her best-Susan wins the
Bob having olfered his heart and hand, but Sue supposing that his interest
is based on sympathy for her, refuses to listen, saying she would willingly
consider him it only she were wealthy and independent.
ln the meantime .Jerry and Barbara come to a romantic agreement.
Constable McSpavin found among Sue's possessions a deed of immense
value, to a town lot in Los Angeles. This proof ot property removes the last
barrier to the matcn, and the curtain falls on the prospect of a double wedding.
Ample humor is afforded by various comic types, including Mr. Scroggs, the
hen-peeked husband: Jerry, the breezy college youth, Evalina, the shrewd
vixen, and Rueben McSpavin, the simple son of the constable.
Cast in order of appearance:
Miranda, Hiram and Mrs. Meadow's daughter -
Mrs. Meadows, President of the local music club
Luella Lumpton, a village maiden - -
Hiram Meadows, a kindly farmer - - -
Evalina, Abijah and Mrs. Scroggs' daughter
Reuben McSpavin, the constable's son -
Ezra McSpavin, village constable -
Mrs. Coleman, wealthy patron of music -
Bob Coleman, her son - -
Barbara Coleman, her daughter -
Jerry Jackson, Bob's chum - -
Susan Clifton, Sunbonnet Girl - -
Mrs. Scroggs, Abijah Scrogg's better half
- Bob Kiser
Abijah Scroggs, Sunbonnet Gii-l's guardian - Donald Ferrer
Sadie Simpkins, another village maiden - - - Carol Brey
This operetta was presented under the direction of Miss Love with music
furnished by the High School Orchestra under the direction of Mike Lombardi.
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lSR. CLASS PLAYl
On May 27, the Senior class of Napoleon High School, after
much hard practice had an opportunity to display their talent
to the pupils by presenting "Stage Door", a three act comedy by
George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.'
The action of the play centered around a club for stage girls, where both
tragedy and comedy furnished a nights entertainment for the audience.
Olga Brandt -
Susan Paige -
Mary Harper -
Mary McCune -
Judith Canfield -
Ann Braddock -
Mrs. Orcutt -
Kaye Hamilton -
Pat Devine -
Linda Shaw -
Bobby Melrose -
order of appearance:
- Edith Helberg
- Lucille Ash
- Betty Forney
- Lora Wiechers
Clara Netta Kelley
- Mary Helen Pohlman
- Betty Schuldt
Adolf Gretzl -
Frank - -
Fred Powell -
Mrs. Shaw -
Dr. Randall -
- Sam Shook
Mr. Lombardi's orchestra furnished the music.
- Mary Heaston
- Jane Gilpin
- Jack Crahan
- Ray Cozad
- - Fred Mead
lJR. CLASS PLAY-
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Presented March 14, l94O by the Junior Class. The play was a success
under the expert supervision of directors, Mr. Johnson and Miss Shiffrer The
cast in order of appearance:
Miss Shea Lucille Genuit
Mr. Nelson Robert Gunn
A Student Marie Shasteen
A Student Jack Yaney
Mr. Patterson - Leo Snyder, Jr.
Miss Pike Betty Kasky
Bill - Donald Fetter
Mary Jean Lane
- Eldor Baden
Mary Frances Rieger
- Paul Leifer
Student - Rose Marie Dietrich
Student - Elizabeth Helms
Student Lillian Lange
Mary Bonnie Andrew
This delightful comedy was written by Clifford Goldsmith. Its run on
Broadway was very successful and was just released to amateurs on January lst.
The action, taking place in the principal's office of Central High School,
centers about a problem child named Henry Aldrich. Henry cheats in an ex-
amination. tells lies, and causes other disturbances. besides this, he is accused
of stealing band instruments. Later. however, the guilty party is apprehended
and Henry is allowed to enter South Side Trade School to pursue an art career.
Between acts the audience was entertained by the High School Orchestra.
To these actors we extend many congratulations.
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-Previews of coming attractions. Schedules handed out.
-Back on the iob. Lots of old faces Cteachersl and a new class of
-Tropical heat wave. Half day of School.
22-Pep meeting thrills cheers vim vigor iight Beat Swanton.
25-"Let's go to sea fseej the Navy Band."
27-B1 wiener roast-Hi-Y G. R. Mixer-Oh "dog" on it!
-"Ooo how it blew." Montpelier 9. Napoleon 7.
6-Lost um goal post and game. Defiance 13, Napoleon 6.
10-Southsiders caught borrowing a few melons. Oh! how that buck-
l3-liberty Tigers visit us and take home the bacon. Score l3-6.
-The old jinx is still with us. B. G. is again carrying the ball to
the wrong end of the field. When will the tables turn?
23-Donald Morrison gives piano recital.
24-Join the National Guards and go to dear old "Mexico"
26-Spirits soar Cso are feet after dancej
-First day of vacation CN. W. O. T. meetingj
29-State mental exams.
30-Chamberlain CKappelj takes prize at kid's Hallowe'en dance.
-Perrysburcf 14, Napoleon 6-too much opponent in end zone.
Cheer leader tryouts at Pep session.
-Safety lecture and demonstration by Harry Pontious. Woe is us-
Nelson beats Heilman.
-D. K. Harter talks of World Wide Adventures. Wauseon game
postponed, too much rain.
--Girls still have that far-away look in their eyes.
-Napoleon 18. Wauseon O. First League game we've won this year.
-"Look at me, Ma!" Class pictures arrive.
-"l,et's dance chilluns"-Hi-Y dance.
-"How to get rid of your Hoodoo". by Samuel Grathwell.
-Student council distributes baskets.
23-Thanksgiving-What! Here already? We score first touchdown but
not enough to beat Bryan. Band marches in mud.
29-Dielman says women are just too much trouble. Throws Boyer in
30-Feature movie, "The Crusades."
l-State Hi-Y Conference at Youngstown. "My Hero"-Football
letters given out.
-After that hectic week of study-Grade Cards.
-"Football Heroes" out of date-Basketball Season is here. Take
opener from Hamlet. F. SF. A. goes to Chicago.
-Ts this an assembly or a social hour with hand-holding predom-
inating?-Astrology lecture by J. H. Karr.
Dec. 15-No breaks-Defiance 40. Napoleon 34.
Dec. 22-Heilman loses cowbell as Liberty is humiliated.
New Years Eve-Good Morning!
2-Ccmplaints of too much "Sweet Adeline".
5-Scots derail locomotives to the crash of 38-14.
8-Boys intramurals start.
9-Scott scotched by Scots--What? No Soda? Score 38-15.
10-Marjorie Rose Gilroy lectures and talks of air stewardesses.--
"Shoot the airplanes to me, Marge, gal!"
12-Midst the crowd's flying fists the Scots skin the Bryan Bears. Score
14-Nothing happens, same old boredom.
16-Napoleon 22, Bobcats 21. Druhot tames a MCAT."
19-You got to do some studyini to get "In the Mood"-For semester
exams. Indians lose their war whoops as Scots run up score.
22-Lawrence and Sadonna Farison star in Television Lecture by Louis
23-Sam "Frank Buck" Shook catches live cat bait in locker.
26--Orchestra swings out at chapel. Bears turn tables on Scots.
29-"Confucius" say "She who sits on tack better off". M. H.
Pohlman gets the point. '
2-Napoleon Zoological gardens entertain guest bears. does and goats.
7-Beginning of Lenten Servcies sponsored by the Hi-Y.
9-"Resolved that we should suppress foreign organizations." Subject
for debate between Oberlin and Ohio Wesleyan debate teams in our
12-Memories of old college days related by Mr. Johnson as new senior
English class convenes.
14-Students see cross-section of own lives as the Jr. Class present
"What A Life."
15-Chemistry laboratory is nearly demolished by inexperienced chem-
l6-Locomotives regain rails as they humiliate Scots.
19--Claudette Colbert in "Maid of Salem" is quite a let down after
Scarlett O'Hara in G. W. T. W. according to the students making
up time in the ollice.
21-Band entertained by admiring merchants.
22-The little man who wasn't there plays ghost basketball.
23-After tasting defeat at the hands of Montpelier the Scots whip
the Liberty Tigers.
27-What's that glare? Just Bob Heilman's blue and yellow sweater.
28-Scots clear first hurdle in Class A Tournament.
Mar. l-Scots hit hoop and smother Paulding by 44-23 score.
Mar. 2-Napoleon G. R. play hostesses to the G. R. Conference.
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10-Band journeys to B. C1. U. to give concert in chapel.
I2-Wedding bells chime! Mr. Cuff middle-aisles.
-R. Bauer sweeps floor after Sr. English class feasts on cheese and
-Scots falter in fourth quarter and lose chance to enter district finals.
-Mother Earth puts on ice coat.
-Debaters lose the best debate of the year to Lima South.
-Cold wave checks early spring fever.
-Where is it? Who's got it?-Student council treasure hunt starts.
-Mary Mead finds the last clue to the treasure hunt among the arth-
rapods in Mr. Oldfather's hat.
-Snowballs! Kisses! Pennies! Dancing!-Second annual school car-
l-Variety comes to N. H. S. as B. G. University student teachers
First Hi-Y Mother and Son Banquet.
4-Junior class takes Held trip to Toledo.
"Mike" and his band give "free" concert in assembly. Bigger and
better than ever.
Boredom: Feature movie "The Iron Duke."
Spring is here. Short haircuts appear.
"Thinclads" show class at Wauseon and win first meet.
Bobcats scratch trackmen for first defeat.
Start of the last lap.
Sr. class relieve students of their studies by presenting a half-day
feature movie "The Buccaneer."
26-Napoleon and Pioneer tracksters suffer defeat at the hands of Wau-
27-State Solo and Ensemble contest.
30-Racketeers bounce Bryan Bears.
Everybody full. N-Club penny supper.
The morning after-Snakes. J. Raymon gives lecture on Reptiles.
8-League Track Meet.
9-Hi-Y Area Council Conference held in Napoleon.
10-Band competes in district marching contest at T. U.
G. R. Mother and Daughter Banquet.
Beautiful!-Girls? No, just their dresses and the decorations at
the Spring Dance.
Records broken at district track meet.
Whani-Rebuff-Boom-Bam, this is what happens at the yearly
27-The life of an actress isn't so good but the Senior class play, "Stage
Door", certainly was.
5 2 jr. 'JEIHOII' Hiram
The annual, and perhaps the last, Junior-Senior Banquet was held May
13, 1939 in the high school gymnasium. The class of '40 was the host with
the class of '39 their guests.
The Mexican decorations made a very striking setting. The gymnasium
was decorated to leave the impression of a Mexican patio. A huge fern banked
pool was in the center of the gymnasium. A Spanish house at the far end,
and Mexican scenes. and "Ferdinand, the Bull" on the side walls. Purple
balloons simulating grapes hung overhead completing the attractive decorative
The tables were colorfully decorated with strips of variegated colored
crepe paper representing Mexican blankets. The nut-Cups were miniature potted
cacti. The Mexican food very appropriately completed the theme.
The Fiesta program:
Conversar ------ Senor Andrew Lowry
Llamar - Caballeros: K. Butterfield, R. Harrison, J. Funkhouser, A. Lowry
Resonda ----- Senor Lorenzo Funkhouser
Canto Senor Ricardo Harrison
Congejo - Senorita Shiffrer
Musica ------- Senorita Slaughter
Those who stayed to dance after the program enjoyed the music of Senor
Eck Greer and his Caballeros.
Picorations - Marian Bowerman, Kathryn Creager, Betty Forney
Program Cover Designed By ---- - Fred Mead
SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY
I began my life in California, with about six million others exactly like me, each of
us having a shiny new coat with a stamp of the Capitol building on one side and a picture of
Jelierson on the other side. A "fella" like me has a tough life right from the start. First, we
were chucked around in a large building called the mint, then I was wrapped in a tight pack-
age with 39 other new nickles. It was uncomfortable, but we were new and shiny so the whole
world was sunshine for us. XVe were put into a large box and then into a heavy bag. Suddenly
I heard a terrifying grind and then a roar-we were moving. After bouncing around for hours.
the noise stopped and so did we. It wasn't long before I got my first glimpse of the whirling
outside world. But the sights were ruined before long because I was put into a drawer. "This
must be the end", I sighed, for I was there for days.
One day the drawer was jerked open: I was lifted out and sent sliding into a small
black satchel. Soon I heard voices and then I was dumped out on a desk. "Here you are, Miss
Curdes, nine dollars in bills and one in nickles." I was in some oliice for I could hear typewriters
and accounting machines running at top speed. 'iTake it into the oliice and give it to Miss
Gunter, please," said a pleasant voice. I was taken into a large. private ofiice. From behind
the desk I could hear Mr. John Uackl Crahan busily dictating to his private secretary. I knew
then that I was in the main oliice of the Crahan Dry Goods Co. of New York, San Fran-
cisco. and Illinois. "Here, Boy". grunted Mr. Crahan in his business-like tone and I was
placed in the open palm of the office boy. Hastily I was shoved into an already crowded pocket
and as the boy went out through the outer ofiice I heard him call out. "I'll be back in two
jerks," The next thing I remember I was put down in exchange for a coke. For a while I
was in sort of a rut. passing from one high school student to another.
Finally, I was shoved through a ticket ofiice window of a theatre but it was so late
that before long I was wrapped and sent traveling again. My next stop was in the ofiice of
Ward Andrew, a motion picture director. He used me for cab fare. Later, I was given to Robert
Brillhart as he got out of the cab next morning. He is one of the most famous diplomats
in the county and. believe me. I was really proud to be put into his pocket. From him I went
to a lady dressed in a very plain. business-like suit. It was Marian Bockelman, who is the
famous playwright in the moving picture industry. As she thoughtfully passed down the long
hall of the office building she carelessly tossed me into the air. each time she managed to catch
me securely. As she was passing one door on which was printed "Head Hair Stylist", it flew
open and out dashed a small blonde girl with large blue eyes. She had a stack of papers in one
hand and a book in the other. I instantly recognized her as Betty Forney.
With a thud Miss Forney and Miss Bockelman collided! Papers flew! I went rolling
down the hall. wondering what new adventure I was going to have. Suddenly I felt a crushing
pressure on my sides. Someone had stepped on mel When the person stooped to pick me up I
realized that I was face to face with Edith Helberg. She carried me into another oflice. It wasn't
a large office but comfortably furnished in excellent taste. XVhen the girl behind the desk
looked up from the card on which she was busily sketching I knew it was Marian Bowerman.
one of Hollywood's most clever designers. She was designing a wardrobe for Edith to take on
her concert tour of the East. After a brief chat the two decided to go to the races. Before
the race started I was given to a little boy who was selling programs. Boy! Was I lucky! He
put me right out where I could see everyone. I saw Robert Bogert. a news photographer perch-
ed high above the crowd on a roof-top. With him was Robert Heilman, the journalist, who
was feverishly taking notes about the spectators for his column. It was his interview with Paul
Bressler, President of the American Railroad Co., on his opinion of "The Need For Railroads"
that caused world wide comment.
Gee! Martin Bargman was there. He owns a collection of war relics estimated to be
worth Sl00,000. XVith him was Lawrence Clausen, the Dare-Devil of the Speedway. Just to
the right of the radio box where Margaret Clausen, Betty Agler. Lucille Ash, and Lula Badenhop
were busy describing the huge crowd to the listening audience I saw the box reserved for the
Napoleon Red Sox. winner of the National League Pennant. Their owner, Melvin Davis, was
in the adjoining box, and with him was the season's sensational pitcher. Rapid Robert Hoover.
Some outstanding members of the club are: Ralph Dehnbostel. John Fruchey and Keith Hick-
man. Melvin had his club in California for Spring training. In the next box was that small
but mighty Robert Bauer. Ping Pong Champion of the World.
Gee, it seemed as though every important person in the world was there. The lady
that was dressed so fashionably and came in with the latest moving picture heart throb was
none other than Mary Helen Pohlman. It seems a pity to see her give up her brilliant career
but she is planning to be married as soon as her nance iinishes his latest picture.
'I was given to a man for change. I didn't know him at first. It was Karl Albrink
who is now a professor at the University of Southern California. On his way home he stopped
at a drug store for a few purchases. The clerk was none other than the quiet. friendly girl
Marcella Clifton. Along with some other coins, he gave me to her. I was once more on the
go so rapidly that I can't remember all the people I did come into contact with, but I did stop
with Orvil Benskin, Superintendent of a school of Industrial Arts. His assistant was Donald
Fronce. Orvil sent me with one of his pupils out to the American Supply Company for some
drawing material and I saw Kathryn Creager. Commercial Artist. painted on the oflice door.
Miss Creager. I could see was working with the speed and expertness of a specialist. I was
handed to the clerk Naomi Elarton. and it wasn't long before Esther Engler entered the store
with her small son to buy school supplies. I was given to her as change and before very long
I was in a department store. where I could see Mary Heaston going around with a small note
book, making notes of articles that she is to buy. on her next trip to New York. I was in
someone's purse. I didin't know for sure whose. I saw the purse contained the usual compact.
comb, handkerchief. etc.. of a working girl. It was Lillian Armstrong headed for a place to
spend her lunch hour. She is hostess in a large Metropolitan theatre. Upon entering a cozy little
tea room we saw the friendly proprietor. Doris Houck. greeting her luncheon guests.
In a huddle at one table I saw James Funkhouser. the District Attorney dictating over
a sandwich to Virginia Gebhart, his secretary. Across the room I saw Dr. Jane Gilpin. who
aifteg bgcoming a registered nurse became a medical doctor. With her is her famous doctor
us an .
The waitress was Sadonna Farison. In her usual quiet manner she says. "May I have
your order please?" In the adjoining room I saw a huge banquet table. By the decorations on
the table I could see that it was a convention of the F. F. A. President Lawrence Farison ad-
dressed the group. Kenneth Armbruster was toastmaster. The guest speaker was the chief pilot
of the National Air Lines. He holds the world's finest record. I-Ie was Ray Cozad and he looked
very handsome in his neatly pressed uniform and military cap.
Suddenly, the room was filled with whispers and everyone started to nudge his partner.
At a glance, I saw that it was Robert Huston the world's hottest drummer. Being so excited I
hadn't noticed that I had been picked up but the awful truth came to me when I was tossed
into a cash register drawer. but I could still hear what was going on for I heard someone come
to the bar and ask for change for 50c. The drawer flew out and I was given to this great drum-
mer. My heart skipped'a beat. He sauntered over to the nickelodian in the corner and I saw
that he was going to play the latest recording of his own composition. I-Ie set the dial and I
went' tumbling down the slot to a box with hundreds of other nickles. while the music came
' There I was at last. nicely situated and satisfied. But gee. what a racket came out of
that machine. I often wonder if they are all like that. After that short rest period I was on my
way again and this time I landed in the experienced hands of our little secretary Marie Keller.
who. after starting in Mr. Oldfather's office, has become one of the foremost typists and man-
agers of the nickelodian business. But I did not stop there for long. I was hurried off to the
I The next thing I knew was that I was being handed to Junior, by that model little
wife. Patricia Valind. to be placed in the collection plate. The sermon was excellent. Such a
preacher I have never heard as this tall. handsome Andrew Lowry. who just starting his career.
has swept the countrv bv his interesting and inspirational sermons. From the collection plate I
was promptly placed in an envelope. by the capable hands of the missionary society's new secre-
tary Mildred Shartzer. and sent "To them thar hills of Kentucky" where I landed in the pocket
of schoolmaster James Weaks. I had a nice week's rest before being put into circulation again.
By and by I landed in the possession of Carl Wurthman. who is going to Washington as a
I was placed into the hands of Miss Marilyn Renneckar. the social secretary to the
President of the United Can Company, Frederick Mead. From the can compnay I was passed
around very quickly finally landing in the hands of the famous sports announcer. Russell Lude-
man. who is to broadcast this vear's Indianapolis races. From him I went to the hands of the
well known lecturer Marianne Speiser. who has proved that a woman can have a career and be
happilv married. She has been secretly married to a well-known doctor for the past year.
Miss Speiser has also succeeded in receiving recognition for her painting. which has been her
hobby since high school days. To celebrate her wedding anniversary Miss Speiser has been
invited to attend the Green Derby anniversary. Upon entering the Green Derby we
were met by that outstanding receptionist Grace Nelson. who has received more famous people
in one night. than most people see in a life time. And talking of famous people I saw that
famous director Richard Westhoven. who produced the best picture of tbe year. "Folks Along
the Maumee". Mr. Westhoven is known as one of those selfmade men who. having started out
in his father's meat market. worked his way up to his present position.
Next we were entertained by Hollywood's newest singing star. Vernabelle Rhody. After
this interesting evening I was again given to the taxi driver. James Osborn. who is starting
a new Osborn Taxi Line. with cut rates. Mr. Osborn then graciously hands me to one of
his buddies. Earl Meyers. who has built a high powered engine. which they will soon take to
the Salt Plains. and attempt to break the present speed record. I sure made mileage then and
felt relieved when I was handed to Betty Gillespie. who has just been voted as the per-
fect school teacher, with personality, looks. and the ability to teach. She lent me to her good
friend Betty Travis. but Betty. who is always on the go. didn't have time to spend me. so I
had one hectic experience with her, which is enough. She is assigned to the ambulance emer-
gency squad and did we go. Oh!
After that experience. I was jingled around quite a bit and finally landed in the hands
of a little newspaper boy. who after work. hurried to the movies to see the next chapter in the
thrilling cowboy series, starring Junior Zimmer. After that hair-raising episode I was fully
at my wits end and needed my daily rest. but to top off my experiences I was given to a
pretty little air stewardess. Betty Schuldt. and was taken up and up until I could hardly breathe.
At first I couldn't imagine who she handed me to but when I heard her laugh. I recognized
her as Clara Netta Kelley. Please don't let this get out. but it is rumored she was on her
way to meet a famous diplomat in New York. My, how these young people get around nowa-
days! She opened the window, I slipped out, falling faster and faster until at last I hit. I landed
with a splash in a large pool of water. but presently a hand grabbed me and I was taken
swiftly to the surface. I found that I was rescued by the noted Aquacade Swimmer, .Ioy Walker,
who had introduced the new duck dive, now the newest craze of all swimmers. Mr. Walker
then entertained me with a very enjoyable evening. First we stopped at the prem--
ier of the movie "Gone With The Cyclone", starring Robert Shondell. the newest find, who
is competing with Robert Taylor in Hollywood. I also saw the famous sound man, Robert
Strayer, who has just published a book giving hints on how to imitate Charlie McCarthy in
three easy lessons. From this highly interesting spot we traveled to a lecture given by Eliza-
beth Murphy on her experiences in the deep Congo as a missionary. It is very evident that
Miss Murphy is putting her soul into this missionary work. While listening to Miss Murphy
a tall tanned man came striding in and took a seat beside us. I finally found out that this was
Paul Konzen. the famous explorer. who "brings them back alive."
After the lecture we went to hear the great scientist and speaker Sam Shook, who
has just recently secured a position as Professor of Science at Oxford. After the lecture we
joined Professor Shook and went to see the opera "Carmen" And while listening to the
last strains of the sad love song I happened to slip out of Mr. Walker's pocket and roll noisily
down the floor. My I felt embarrassed. I wished I could stop. Soon I felt myself being picked
up by gentle hands and being placed into an opera bag. Here in the darkness I happened to
make out the card and found to my surprise, I was in the possession of Miss Betty Jean Lowry,
who is the well known Dean of Smith College. Vifhen Miss Lowry and I returned to the
college I was surprised to see so many girls sitting in front of the radio, all earnestly listening
to the sweet voice of Miss Ruth Limpach. giving advice to the love lorn. and telling Rebecca
that New York is already filled. Miss Limpach is a registered nurse, and is planning to specialize
in eye, ear, and throat treatments. Her career is closely watched by all women. XVhen this
program was completed the girls were quickly hurried off to bed by their supervisor Harriet
West, and all was quiet.
The first thing after waking up. I was securely wrapped in a paper, and sent for
a ride in a garbage wagon. the kind that has four wheels and flies. gosh. I thought that some-
body had made a mistake. surely they hadn't meant to throw me away. To top things off the
wagon started to burn and caught some shrubbery on fire, too, The next thing the whole
neighborhood caught afire. In the next instant I heard a-siren clang, and before long the
firemen put out the fire. Seeing the main fireman I recognized him as Arthur Reimund, the
man who had saved a dog on a fourteenth story window ledge. Dr. Walters. George Walters to
those who knew him personally. was there talking in a very loud voice and I finally found
out that it was his shrubbery that had been burned.
I laid there for two days undiscovered. I was stepped on and kicked around until I
finally landed in the heart of New York City. Here I was picked up by Russell Smiley. the
roving street reporter. advertising a toothpaste for bright smiles. Mr. Smiley interviews many
people. Among them was Ethelda Wittenberg, the famous chicken specialist. who had won over
S1000 at the Cleveland Poultry Exposition. Another famous person whom he interviewed
was Kathryn Marie Zoll. a multi-millionaire. She is one of those lucky persons who became
rich overnight in the South American Oil business. After Mr. Smiley's hard days work, we
rode home on the street car and I saw the lovely face of Marian Knepley smiling down at me
from a poster which was advertising Lux. the soap for a beautiful complexion. After my en-
joyable ride with Mr. Smiley I was given to a struggling young dress designer. Ruth Samlow.
who was introducing a new color. While her colleague Verna Kolbe, has just introduced her
newest find in the line of finger nail polish. These new ideas must be put over with a bang.
and it is rumored that Miss Forney has made plans to negotiate with Miss Kolbe. Miss Kolbe
rids herself of me quickly and I find myself in the exclusive "Petite Bazaar" dress shop. Miss
Lucille Wiechcrs and her sister, Lora. manage the business activities. Together these two
sisters are accomplishing much, and their shops are now branching to different parts of the
country. It is also rumored that they are planning to get the famous designer. Miss Bower-
man. to design something different for their representation to the fashionable Christmas party
always given by that social limelight Kathleen Walker, whom it is said never spends less than
five thousand dollars on her exclusive parties. So I was taken into this glamorous home by the
Misses Wiechers, and was, with them, introduced to many famous people, among whom was
Miss Betty Walters, the well known newspaper woman, who covers all the important social
events. As I was waiting for our next move I saw a group of people at one end of the fioor.
and so wondered whatiit was all about and to my surprise I saw Mr. George McColley. the
famous Basketball coach talking to one of his old school associates Robert Siebold. who is
known throughout the United States as the paramount Welder. Mr. Siebold was summonded by
the Queen of England, while on her tour in the U. S.
I also saw the famous "woman of the track", as people call her, Miss Ruth Reichert.
Miss Reichert has been noted for the training of some of the most famous horses that have
ever been entered in a race, and has become considerably rich through them. The party was over
too suddenly and I hadn't seen all of the famous people. And suddenly, I heard the voice of
Miss Ireta Lemon, a well known government agent saying. "Thank you so much: am sorry
I bothered you but all 1940 nickles are being recalled to Washington for a reprint."
So now I am headed toward Washington to be made over and I will look forward to
my future road of experiences, although I do not think I shall ever forget any experiences I
have had with you. Good Bye.
Traffic Cop-"Don't you know what it means when I hold
up my hand?"
THE Mmuyw W mm, Miss Farnham-"Well, I ought to. I was a school teacher for
MV nu-on an -me mu:-porno 'Pl-'Ml 4 Years'
Moe Davis-"Oh, oh! My memory has
gone back on me."
L. Clausen-"Do you remember the time
you borrowed a buck from me?"
Moe-"No, it hasn't gone back that far."
R. Limpach-"I've been disappointed in
my boy friend ever since he took
me for a sail in his boat."
M. Speiser-"I suppose you found your-
self between the devil and the deep
Ruth-"Not quite. The water was deep
enough but he was an angel."
"2B or not 2B", murmured the
drunk as he stood before the apartment.
St. Peter-"Did you buy an annual from
St. Peter-"Show the man below."
J. Gilpin-"Isn't it strange that the
length of a man's arm is equal to
the circumferenceof a girl's waist?"
Wein Deblin-"Let's get a string and
"An answer in the head is worth
two in the book."
W. Andrew-"And believe me, she's
Ward-"Oh very, she's got brains enough
Keith-"Just the girl for you. Why don't
J. Bargman-"I'm going to have a swell
feed at the house tonight."
B. Heilman-"I'll be there."
Junior-"All right. Lend me a quarter
to buy some crackers. You get some
milk and cheese and we'll have a
Mr. Weber-"What are those climbers
on plants called. which do not twine
about as tendrils do, but hold fast
G. I-Iigbea-"Why suckers, of course."
B. Huston-"Teacher, where shall I sit?"
Miss Shiffrer-"Sit any place. Sit on your
Bob-"I can't, there's a nail on it."
"When you start to call on girls al-
ways carry 'affection' in your heart, 'per-
fection' in your manners, and 'confece'
tion' in your pocket."
Now I lay me down to sleep,
On my little bunk:
Hope I die before I wake,
And thus escape a Hunk.
D. Bauman-"Does Mr. Johnson ever
give a grade lower than a C?"
Pee Wee Bauer-"Yes, he gives a Cme, I
got one yesterday."
Two farm boys had been arguing
about the crops-
L. Farison-"There isn't much difference
between you and a fool. is there?'
J. Osborne-"Only the fence."
"An answer in time saves nine."
"A wandering mind gathers no
"If you wish to get up with the
sun, don't stay up late with the
Fritz Pohlman-"Did you ever take
Tommy Spencer-"No, who teaches it?"
"How it must pain a girl to be
right and then left."
J. Walker-"Best girl I saw you with
J. Crahan-"Neck's best."
Mr. Oldfather-"Say barber, have you
R. B. O.-"I want to defend myself."
Mistress-"Mary, when you wait on my
guests tonight, please don't wear any
Maid-"I haven't anything valuable,
Mam, but thanks for the warning."
K. Gebers-"Handsome, do you think a
kiss produces germs??"
B. Gebhardt-"Sure, the germs of plea-
E. Guhl-"That bashful boy friend of
mine is a Gi-man."
C. Guhl-"A government man?"
E. Guhl-"Naw. All he can say is gee!"
Life is a joke, all things show it.
Look at the Freshie, and you'll know it.
Rules for Themes:
Don't sign your name, the teachers
know your writing. -
"When it comes to telling fortunes,
gypsies take the palm".
E. Helberg-"What's that? You always
say 'yes' when a man winks at
L. Genuit-"Yes, an aye for an eye is my
G. McColley-"Say, where did you get
all that money?" r
Pritzie B.-"Playing a horse."
Cieorge-"Where, at Saratoga?"
Pritzie B.-"No, in vaudeville."
Dearest Jake., 9
It grieves me to write this: but the time
has come when I must ask your advice on
a serious question, one which has caused
me many nights of restless sleep.
Truthfully, it might interest you to
know that all the pleasure of my future
life depends entirely on your answer, for it
will either cast me into the seventh heaven
or into the depth of despair.
Little did I think in the happy days
of my childhood that such a trial could
cross my path in the early years of my
life. I hope your mind grasps the serious-
ness of this, for believe me, I would not
ask this of anyone but you, in whom I
feel certain I can place my conndence.
When answering this question, which
I know and hope you will, cast aside all
thoughts of friendship, loyalty and de-
votion and tell me from the bottom of
your heart - - - do you think banana
skins will make the best slippers?
Mr. Johnson-"Buddy, I've got a great
part for you. You're to play a stool
S. Shook-"Nothing doing. I can't do
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Napoleon, Ohio Shop At
THE FASHION CENTER
State Theatre Bldg.
Compliments of Napoleon, Ohio
Gives you more news and later
news of what is going on in your
Price 251.50 per year-payable in
The Buckeye is a product of our
Job Printing Department
C U R D E S
BREAD and PASTRIES
Phone 17 57 W
Congratulates the Class of 1940
Lawrence Groll, Mgr.
GERRY'S BEAUTY SHOP
Be A AWINNER
In the Classroom
On the Gridiron
In the Band
On the Gym Floor
In Any Event . . .
BE A WINNER
You Win when you buy shoes and
SHIDEG ' CEOTPIING
IT PAYS TO TRADE AT HOY'S
Drs. C. M. '55 J. J. Harrison
R. I-I. CURDES
Real Estate Sr Loans
FREDERICK S. ALBRINK
DR. P. D. COOPER
E. W. REITER '65 SON
ED. J. BOKERMAN
EERD G. BEHRENS
LAWRENCE C. WARDEN
REISER INS. AGENCY
John J. Reiser L. D. Reiser
DR. KENNETH E. DYE
Co. Home Demonstration Agent
A. E. TABLER
RONALD B. KIEFEER,
MARTIN E. HOEEEEL
C. W. CLIPPINGER, O. D.
JOHN F. I-IELBERG
Licensed Real Estate Broker
DR. JAMES H. MODEN
Real Estate Sz Insurance
DR. C. E. SMILEY
WM. F. WARNCKE
P. C. PRENTISS
P. R. CREAGER
DAWSON MOTOR SALES
Buick, Pontiac, GMC Trucks
Taylor's Auburn Beauty Salon
"Permanents That Please"
307 South Perry St., Napoleon
DIRR 25 BECK
If It's HARDWARE We Have It
Phone 1782W Napoleon, o.
50 To 331 Store
LUDWIG 'Ed PARSELS
Best Wishes of
E. V. AUSTERMILLER
Napoleon Water Works
Electric Light Plant
E. M. DETRAY, V. M. S.
WELLINGTON BEAUTY SHOP
For Luxurious Hair
RED '25 TED
Where Every Day Is Bargain Day
RAY A. LAND, Mgr.
MAHER COAL E5 ICE CO.
VW. G. McCLURE
125 W. Washington St.
RED '65 WHI'l'E STORE
JIM and BUD
Pure Foods, Groceries, Meats
Tailoring and Dry Cleaning
Hats Cleaned and Blocked
Phone 1412-BY Napoleon, O.
f'AlWays Reliable, Prompt and
E. G. WEAKS '
CHRYSLER and PLYMOUTH
Sales and Service
J. H. VOCKE '86 SON
J. W. HARPER
132 West Front St.
MR. and MRS.
A. W. WESTHOVEN
AUGENSTEIN Y5 HCEFPEL
Clothes For Dad and Lad
HERFF-J ONES COMPANY
Designers and Manufacturers of
School and College Jewelry, Grad-
uation Announcements, Medals,
Cups and Trophies
Jewelers To Napoleon High School
Representative: R. J. Dicken
Purchased Jan. 1882-Oldest in the City
Davis Business College
Private Secretarial School
Huron 8z Adams Sts. Phone MAin 7274
THURBER P. DAVIS, Principal
Prepare for a position at this old reliable
Summer School will open June 3 and 17g
Fall Term, Tuesday, September 3.
Classes will be formed for beginners and
also for those who have had commercial
work in high school.
THE GARLAND COMPANY
Manufacturers of the
Highest Quality Paints, Varnishes.
Enamels, Waterproofings, Sanita-
Dist. Rep.: Robt. L. Porter, 3625 Revere
Drive, Toledo, Ohio.
All Photographs In This Annual Were Made By
THE LIVINGSTON STUDIO
417 Summit St., Toledo, Ohio
Telephone Adams 2011
We keep your negative on file, you may order more at any time.
Educational Supply Co., Inc.
Diplomas, School Reports and
Internationa1's primary purpose is to train
worthy high school graduates for careers in
business. We are not overlooking the de-
velopment of good citizenship,
"School of Commerce"
Fort Wayne, Indiana
FRANK C. DIELMAN
Res. Phone 1234- W
Yards: 415 E. Clinton St.
Office Phone: 1234 W
FRANK C. DIELMAN
Coal Sz Builders' Supplies
THE BLUE CAPE
Best Wishes To The
Graduating Class From
The Napoleon Egg Auction
WELLINGTON BARBER SHOP
H. A. Limpach
Napoleon Grain 'iff Stock Co.
"The Farmers' Elevator"
Chio Gas, Light iff Coke Co.
Wishes The Seniors The Best of
Luck In Their Later Life
MORRIS 5c if l0c to Sl Store
Complete Stock of School Supplies,
Fresh, Wholesome Candies
L. S. DUNBAR
L, P, KRAUSS Sales and Service
A. F. WESCHE
Everlasting Satisfaction Fm.nitu1.e, Rugs, Linoleum
Visit Hoover Cleaners
THE BEAUTY SALON
MRS. ANDY L. ORME
Drs. J. H. Sz W. V. Glick, O. D.
Dry Goods, Ready-To-Wear,
RUCH OIL CO.
Mobil Gas and Oil
Little In Businessg Big In Service
H. B. Andrew, Mgr.
714 Scott St. Phone 1130 W
A Eugene Wave Gives Lasting
EUGENE BEAUTY SHOP
SINCLAIR SERVICE STATION
928 Woodlawn Ave., Ph. 1774 VV
Bowl For Health At
NAPOLEON BOWLING ALLEYS
HENRY COUNTY SIGNAL
FOR THE FAMILY
PRECHTQS SERVICE STATION
Corner of Haley Sz Riverview
Shell Gas and Oil
Malted Milk-Milk Shakes
"Service With A Smile"
RElCHERT'S SHOE SHOP
RUDY 'CS AL'S
Napoleon, Ohio Phone 1535 VV
Ford V-8 Trucks
Official Alemite Service
MEATS "IT'S FORD FOR FORTY"
Open Nights, Sundays and -
HJAHN Sz OLLIER AGAIN"
Makers of Fine Printing
Plates For Black and Color
Artists and Photographers
JAHN 55 OLLIER
EN GRAVING CO.
Dealers and Feeders of
Highgrade Hereford Cattle
Malinta and Napoleon, Ohio
Napoleon Phones: 1167 W and
1176 W and Ofiice Phones:
Malinta 282, Grelton 282
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