New London High School - Wildcat Yearbook (New London, OH)
- Class of 1954
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THE CLASS OF 1954
NEW LONDON HIGH SCHOOL
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As books of school memories are added to the book shelf
annually, a collection of themes can be seen. This year a
simple, but logical, theme has been chosen to guide you through
the past school year at New London High. We hope that you
will find it easy to follow the path of "natural sequence" in re-
viewing the activities of the school year, I953-l954.
So, as a last farewell from the seniors of l954, the events
of the year will march through the pages of this book with the
aid of our theme, "The Seasons".
May this arrangement of material meet with your approv-
al and may this yearbook remain an undying bond between you
and your school days at New London High School.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
Behind the scenes of our school life works a group of Five citizens called the Board
of Education. Little recognition is given them for their work of planning and carrying
out the policies of the school.
The many responsibilities of the Board of Education fall into four broad classifica-
tions: policy formulatingg the approval functiong the evaluation of policies and prac-
ticesg and the function of selecting the chief school officers. To name all the problems
that confront a Board of Education would he impossible.
It is to these people that the students of New London owe much of the 'success of
their school days.
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Left to right: Gordon Marett, Dean Hansen, Gaylord White, Lucille Atkinson,
Gloria Chase, Vivian Conklin.
Our senior year has been very eventful and extremely memorable.
One of our first activities was the night pep rally to inspire school spirit for the big
Wellington football game. Included in the preparations was the making of a life-size
dummy to represent Vlfellington. This dummy was escorted to the park by the band. A
snake dance was held on the way out and also around the huge bonfire. Then the foo:-
ball boys threw tlW6lliI1gtOH,, into the fire and the student body joyously left the park.
As is the custom, wc prepared a throne and engaged an orchestra for the dance fol-
lowing the Homecoming game. VVith the aid of the colored lights in the new auditorium,
we had a very beautiful kingdom for the queen to rule over for one night. So, with the
crowning of the queen, the seniors' last football season ended.
The presentation of the annual senior play provided both us and the community
with a great deal of laughter and tears. ..
VV e sponsored record dances after some of the home basketball games, which afford-
ed pleasure to many and money to our treasury.
By the end of the year, we all felt like one big happy family. So, when we dis-
covered that Mr. Sobers' birthday was on a school day, we secretly went to great lengths
to surprise him. With a great deal of success with the surprise party, we enjoyed a noon
of refreshments and merriment.
Of course, the two big events in our lives were baccalaureate and commencement.
When we marched down the aisle, we realized that we were stepping from the sheltered
high school days to the out-side world to work in what we were best suited.
The events of our senior year will remain in our memories as we look back to the
wonderful high school days spent in New London I-ligh.
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Name: Lucille Atkinson
Birthdate: February 4, i937
Activities: Choir 3, 45 Glee
Club l, 45 Tattler 45 Annual 45
Todayfs Teens 35 lntra.
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Schol.
Team 35 Prince of Peace 45
Jr. Play Tech. Staff5 Sr. Play5
Class Treas. 45 Football Queen
45 Cheerleader l, 3, 4.
Name: Gerald Robert Case
Birthdate: June 8, i936
Activities: FFA I, 2, 3, 4,
Treas. 3, 45 Glee Club l5
Basketball l, 2, 35 Baseball 3,
45 Football 2, 3, 45 Jr. Play
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Name: Dan Frederick Bauer
Birthdate: February 26, i936
Activities: Glee Club l:
Marching Band l5 Symphonic
Band l5 Tattler 2, 45 Annual
45 Basketball l, 2, 35 Baseball
3, 45 Fcotball 3, 45 Track 2, 35
lntra. Basketball l, 45 Prince
of Peace 45 Speech Team 45
Arn. Legion Essay Winner 35
Plays 3, 45 Speech, State
Finals 45 Thespian Society 4.
Name: Carl Lloyd Cawrse
Birthdate: July 3l, i936
Activities: FFA l, Z, 3, 4-
V. Pres. 3, Pres, 45 Annual 4,
Basketball l, 2, 35 Football l
45 Jr. Play Tech. Staff
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Name: George Walter Benear
Birthdate: October lO, l936
Activities: Tattler 45 Basketball
Mgr. 45 Baseball 3, 45 Football
3, 45 lntra Basketball l, 3, 4.
Name: Gloria Lou Chase
Birthdate: March 3l, i936
Activities: Choir l, 2, 3, 45
Glce Club l, 2, 3, 45 Marching
Band l, 2, 3, 45 Orchestra l,
2, 3, 45 Tattler 3, 45 Annual
3, 45 Today's Teens 35 lntra
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Schol.
Team l, 2, 3, 45 Prince ot
Peace 45 Music Contests l, 2,
3, 45 Student Council 3, 45
Speech Team 45 Am. Legion
Essay Winner l, 25 Plays 3, 45
Treas. of Class 25 Cheerleader
l, 2, 3, 45 Thespian Society 4.
Name: Vivian Pearl Conklin
Birthdate: July l3, l936
Activities: FHA l, Z, 3, 4,
Choir l, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club
l, 2, 3, 4, Marching Band l
2, 3, 4, Symphonic Band l,
2, 3, 4, Today's Teens 3,
lntra. Basketball 3, 4, Plays l
2, 3, 4, Class Secy. 4,
Cheerleader l, 2, 4.
Name: Shari Lynn Dill
Birthdate: February l8, l936
Activities: FHA 2, 3, 4,
Marching Band l, Tattler 3, 4
Style Show l, 2, 3, County
Musical l, 2, 3, 4, Play Tech.
Staff 3, 4.
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Name: Duane Ivan Davis
Birthdate: February 26, 1936
Name: Irene Francis Earl
Birthdate: June I9, i936
Activities: Choir l, 2, 3, 4,
Glee Club l, 2, 3, 4, Marching
Band l, 3, 4, Symphonic Band
l, 2, 3, 4, Orchestra l, 2, 3,
4, Tattler 4, Annual 4, Today's
Teens 2, 3, lntra Basketball l,
2, 3, 4, Schol. Team l, 2, 3,
Prin:e of Peace 4, Speech Team
4, Music Contests 3, 4, Plays 3,
4, Class Secy.-Treas. l, Ohio
Test 3, 4, Buckeye Girls' State
3, Thespian Society 4, Am.
Legion Essay Winner l, 2, 3.
Name: Edgar Miles Denger
Birthdate: July 27, l936
Activities: FFA 2, 3, 4, Choir
l, 2, 3, Tattler 3, 4, Glee Club
l, FFA-Speech Meet, Prince
of Peace 4.
Name: Barbara Ann Ellinwood
Birthdate: October 9, l936
Activities: FHA l, 2, 3, Choir
l, 2, 3, County Musical l, 2,
3, Tattler 4, Annual 4, Today's
Teens 3, Style Show l, 2, 3,
Am. Legion Essay Winner 2,
Jr. Play Tech. Staff, Sr. Play
Name: Donald' Lee Everman
Birthdate: April 19, 1935
Activities: FFA 1, Football 2,
3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4, lntra
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4.
Name: Mary Lou Garrison
Birthdate: March 31, 1936
Activities: FHA 1, 2, Glee Club
1, Tattler 4, Today's Teens 3,
lntra. Basketball 3, Speech
Team 4, Thespian Society 4,
Style Show 1, 2, Plays 3, 4.
Name: Marilyn Louise Frank
Birthdate: February 7, 1936
Activities: Choir 1, Z, 3, 4,
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Marching
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Symphonic
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 1,
2, 3, 4, Tattler 3, 4, Annual
3, 4, Toclay's Teens 3, lntra.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Schol.
Team 2, 4, Prince of Peace 4,
Music Contests 1, 2, 3, 4,
Speech Team 4, Style Show
Acc, 1, 4, Am. Legion Essay
Winner 1, 2, 3, Plays 3, 4,
Grade School Musical Acc. 1,
Name: Fredrick Eugene Gibson
Birthdate: September 6, 1937
Activities: FFA 1, 3, 4.
Name: Jerry Lee Franklin
Birthdate: Sept. 20, 1936
Activities: Glee Club 1,
Basketball Z, 3, 4, Football 1,
3, 4, Track 3, lntra. Basketball
1, Jr. Play Tech. Staff.
Name: Jane Marie Griffin
Birthdate: July 16, 1936
Activities: FHA 2, Choir 1, 2,
3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,
Marching Band 1, 2, Symphonic
Band 1, 2, 4, Orchestra 1, 2,
3, 4, Tattler 4, Annual 4,
Today's Teens 3, Schol. Team
1, 3, 4, Prince of Peace 4,
Speech Team 4, Style Show 3,
Jr. Play, Sr. Play.
Name: Dean Ernst Hansen
Nfckname: "Dad" '
Birthdate: February 14, 1936
Activities: Tattler 1, Annual 3,
4, Basketball 1, 2, Class Pres.
1, 2, 3, 4, Football 4, Track
1, 3, 4, lntra. Basketball 3, 4,
Prince of Peace 4, Speech
Tram 4, Am. Legion Essay
Winner 1, Plays 3, 4, Thespian
Name: Phillip Blair Hopkins
Birthdate: February 26, 1936
Activities: Choir 2, 3, 4,
Tattler 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3,
Baseball 3, Intra. Basketball 4,
Jr. Play, Sr. Play Tech. Staff,
Boys' State 3.
Name: Roger Hamer
Nickname: "Little Tige"
Birthdate: April 13, 1936
Activities: Tattler 4, Basketball
3, 4, Baseball 3, 4, Football
Mgr. 1, 3, 4, Track 3, 4, Jr.
Play, Sr. Play Tech. Staff,
Track Mgr. 1, 2.
Name: Dixie Lou Hyatt
Birthdate: Nov. 17, I936 '
Activities: Choir 1, 2, 3, 4,
Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4,
Symphonic Band 1, 2, 3, 4,
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, Tattler
3, 4, Annual 4, Today's Teens
2, lntra. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Schol, Team 2, 4, Prince of
Peace 4, Music Contests 3, -1,
Jr. Play, Sr. Play, Cheerleader
1, 2, 3, 4, Thespian Society 4,
Football Queen Attendant 4.
Name: Richard Douglas Hines
Birthdate: Aug. 21, 1936
Activities: Choir 1, 2, 3, Glee
Club 1, Marching Band 1, 2,
3, Symphonic Band 1, Z, 3, 4,
Orchestra 1, 2, Tattler 2, 3, 4,
Annual 4, Track 2, 3, Baseball
4, lntra. Basketball 1, 2, 3,
Schol. Team 3, Prince of Peace
4, Speech Team 4, Jr. Play,
Sr. Play Tech. Staff.
Name: Jim Kearney
Birthdate: March 7, 1936
Activities: Tattler 4, Prince of
Peace 4, Speech Team 4, Play
Tech. Staff 3, 4.
Name: J. Allen Keifer
Birthdate: August 19, i936
Activities: Choir 4, Annual 4,
Football 2, 3, 4, Am. Legion
Essay Winner 2, Play Tech.
Staff 3, 4, Thespian Society 4.
Name: Gordon Cecil Marett
Birthdate: August lO, i936
Activities: Annual 4, Basketball
l, 2, 4, Baseball'2, 3, 4,
Football l, 2, 3, 4, Track l,
2, 3, 4, lntra. Basketball 3,
Prince of Peace 4, Speech
Team 4, Jr. Play, Sr. Play
Tech. Staff, Class V. Pres. l,
2, 4, Class Secy. 3, Buckeye
Boys' State 3.
Name: Gerald Maurice King
Birthdate: August 20, i936
Activities: Glee Club l, Tattler
2, 4, Annual 3, Speech Team
4, Jr. Play, Speech State
Name: Marilyn Mae Massie
Birthdate: May l, l936
Activities: FHA l, 2, 3, 4,
Glee Club l, 2, Today's Teens
Activities: F.H.A. 2, 3, 4,
Style Show l, 2.
Name: Dale Roger Luxon
Birthdate: April l8, l936
Activities: Basketball 2,
Baseball 2, Football l, 4,
lntra, Basketball l, 2, 3,
Schol. Team. l.
Name: Dale Morey
Birthdate: April 26, i936
Activities: Choir l, 2, 3, 4,
Glee Club l, 3, Marching Band
l, 2, 3, 4, Symphonic Band l,
2, 3', 4, Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4,
Tattler 2, 3, 4, lntra. Basket-
ball 2, 3, Prince of Peace 4,
Student Council l, 2, Jr. Play
Tech. Staff, Sr. Play.
Name: Thomas James Nestor
Birthdate: November l7, l936
Activities: Basketball l, 2:
Baseball 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3,
4: lntra. Basketball 3, 4: Sr.
Play Tech. Staff: Class Treas. 3.
Name: Carolyn Ann Ray
Nickname: "PolIy Ann"
Birthdate: March l8, l936
Activities: FHA 2, 3, 4: Glee
Club l, 2: Marching Band l,
2: Today's Teens 3: lntra.
Basketball l, 2, 3: Style Show
25 Jr. Play Tech. Staff: Sr.
Play Tech. Staff.
Name: Nathan Lewis Potts
Llirthdate: June 3, i935
Activities: FFA l, 2, 3, 4
Football l, Z, 3, 45 Track 2,
3, 4, lntra Basketball l, 2, 3, 4
Name: Virginia Faith Ray
Birthdate: May l8, 1934
Activities: F.H.A. 2, 3, 4:
March. Band 2, 3, Symphonic
Band 2: lntra Basketball l, 2:
Style Show Z, 4.
Name: Shirley Marie Randleman
Birthdate: June 5, i936
Activities: FHA l, 2, 3, 4,
Style Show l, 2, 3, 4
Name: Dorothy Irene Ryan
Birthdate: July 22, i935
Activities: FHA lj
lntra. Basketball 4.
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Name: Erwin Sclieder
Birthdate: April 11, 1936
Activities: FFA 4: German
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Birthdate: November 7, 1936
Name: Betty Florence Showers
Nickname: "Betty Babe"
Birthdate: February 18, 1934
Activities: FHA 1, 2, 35 Choir
3, Tattler 1, 2, 3, 4, Student
Council 1, 2, 3, Style Show 1,
Name: Robert Eugene Weaver
Birthdate: June 3, 1936
Activities: Glee Club 1:
Marching Band 1: Tattler 4,
Bas-ketball 1, Z, 31 Baseball 35
lntra. Basketball 45 Play Tech.
Staff 3, 4.
Name: Creighton Thomas
Birthdate: October 20, 1935
Activities: FFA 1, 2, 3. 4,
Glee Club 1, 2: Football 1, 2
3, 4: Track 2, 3, 4: lntra.
Name: Ralph Burton Westfall
Birthdate: February-25, 1936
Activities: Annual 4, Basket-
ball 2, 3, Football 2, 3, 45
Track 1, 2, 3, 4: lntra.
Name: Elizabeth Ann Western
Birthdate: May 23, i936
Activities: Choir l, Z, 3, 4,
Glee Club l, 2, 3, 4, Marching
Band 2, 3, 4, Symphonic Band
2, 3, 4, Orchestra 2, 3, 4,
Today's Teens 3, lntra Basket-
ball 2, 3, 4, Schol. Team 3,
Prince ot Peace 4, Student
Council 3, Speech Team 4,
Sr. Play Tech. Staff, Class
V. Pres. 2, Librarian 3, 4,
Name: James Morris NVoIte
Birthdate: October 24, i935
Activities: FFA l, 2, 3, 4,
Basketball l, 2, Baseball 3,
Football l, Track l, 2.
Name: Gaylord Coleman White
Birthdate: October 2, l936
Activities: Choir 2, 3, Glee
Club l, Tattler 3, 4, Annual
4, Basketball l, Baseball 2,
3, 4, Football 3, lntra, Basket-
ball 2, 3, Schol, Team 2,
Prince of Peace 4, Student
Council 2, 4, Speech Team 4,
Jr. Play, Sr. Play, Boys' State
3, Thespian Society 4.
Franklin Clinton Randleman
Birthdate: July 8, i936
Activities: Glee Club 2, 3,
Basketball l, 2, 4, Baseball
2, 4, Football l, 2, 3, 4,
Track l, 2, 3, 4, lntra. Basket-
ball 3, Class V. Pres. 3.
Name: Oron Kelsey Wilcox
Birthdate: August l6, i935
Activities: FFA 2, Tattler 4,
Track 3, Prince of Peace 4,
Speech Team 4, Plays 3, 4.
William Leroy Randleman
Nickname: "Billy Des"
Birthdate: February 20, l933
Activities: Choir 2, 3, Glee
Club, Basketball l, 2, 3,
Football l, Z, 3, Track l, 2, 3
We, the class of 1954, wish to dedicate this page of our yearbook to
the memory of our classmate, LaDonna Moffit, the daughter of Mr. Elmer
LaDonna was born June 29, 1936, and died October 6, 1953, a victim
of deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
LaDonna attended Fitchville Grade School and joined our class in the
freshman year, 1950. She was well-liked because of her quiet, friendly
manner. She joined two vocal music groups, the girls' glee club and the
choir because she was fond of music. Helping with programs presented to
the school to commemorate holidays was LaDonna's contribution through
her membership in Today's Teens. LaDonna also entered into activities of
the Future Homemakers of America.
The class of 1954 mourns the loss ofa fellow classmate who will be
missed by her many friends.
Once upon a time, twelve years ago, in fact, we wandered into Miss Hubbard's first
grade room to behold the first steps in education. We mastered such arts as the alphabet
and the addition and subtraction of numerical combinations,
Soon we moved to the second grade room across the hall. Our guide here was Miss
Cole. The new students this year were Dean Hansen and Virginia Ray.
Mrs. Stentz entered our lives on the third rung of the ladder, and we welcomed
Gloria Chase to our midst.
The teachings of Miss Burke were appreciated in the fourth grade. Slowly, but sure-
ly, we were advancing up that long ladder.
Variety is the spice of life, and we found our variety in the many teachers we had
in the fifth grade. Miss Upton, Mrs. Swearingen, Mrs. Scheid and Mrs. White took their
turns at trying to teach us. Nathan Potts and Betty Showers became fellow members.
Allen Keifer, Dale Morey, Marilyn Massie and Dale Luxon joined us as we rejoiced
in the thought of being the oldest students in the building. Mrs. Wisler, Mrs. Gharst,
and Mr. Chase taught us some more of the fundamental subjects.
Having our classes in the high school building and greeting Dixie Hyatt into our
class were new to us in the seventh grade. Our home room teacher was Mr. Rogers, who
helped us enjoy our first night class parties.
Miss Murphy was our adviser in the eighth grade. Here we experienced our first
graduation. We turned from our grade school days to the exciting high school career.
Fitehville, Hartland, and Clarksfield contributed Lucille Atkinson, George Benear,
Gerald Case, Duane Davis, Irene Earl, Barbara Ellinwood, Fred Gibson, jim Kearney,
Gordon Marett, LaDonna Moffit, Tom Nestor, Dorothy Ryan, Creighton Staschke, Don
Everman and Carl Cawrse. Mr. Semilia took care of our many headaches in the fresh-
When we advanced to the sophomore home room, we had Mr. Schmidt as our ad-
viser. Oron Wilcox and Betsy Western increased our enrollment. Everyone helped in the
drive for scrap which helped boost our treasury.
Our junior year was quite active and very nice. Vivian Conklin came to us by the
addition of Rochester to the New London School District. We added to our treasury by
working at football and basketball games. Among the social events of this year was our
junior Thanksgiving dance. We worked diligently to prepare for the Junior-Senior Prom.
VVe used the theme "Under the Sea," which turned the gymnasium into a very lovely
"Under the Sea" atmosphere. Then we enjoyed working together to present "Cheaper by
We had an exchange student from Germany with us our last year. We enjoyed
having Erwin Scheder with us.
Edgar Denger, Morris VVolfe, Mary Lou Garrison and Dick I-lines left in the grade
school to resume their studies at Hartland and then joined us once again in their fresh-
man vear. Ralph Westfall started with us, but left to join the Fitchville Grade School.
I-Ie, too, came back later on in the school career.
Those who have been together at New London all twelve years arc: Dan Bauer,
Shari Dill, Marilyn Frank, jerry Franklin, 'lane Griffin, Roger Hamer, Phil Hopkins,
Gerald King, Carolyn Ray, Bill Randleman, Clinton Randleman, Shirley Randlcman,
Dale Springer, jr., Bob Weaver and Gaylord VVhite.
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if CLASS PROPHECY
Lucille Atkinson is now running a supersonic jet airline service between New Lon-
don and Florida.
Ralph Westfall is a designer of ultra-modern cars. His latest creation is a car made
entirely of transparent plastic. He can examine the motor without raising the hood.
I The new "Miss Typist of the Universe" of 1956 is none other than Irene Earl. She
made a net of 250 words per minute.
If you would like to buy a good, trained coon dog, go to the school for the training
of Coon dogs run by Duane Davis. VVe just heard one of his prize pupils treed a coon
and then climbed up after it.
just finished making a tour of Italy are Julius LaRosa and Marilyn Frank, now star-
ring on Broadway. Marilyn ean't speak Italian, but she thinks that Italy is a very "in-
teresting" country. ' '
Gaylord White is the editor of the NEW YORK TIMES. He has a small Cadillac
business for after hour amusement.
The owner of the "Sleepy Girls' Hotel" is Gloria Chase. She decided that after her
sleepless parties, some quiet, comfortable place was needed.
Bob Weaver has become a world famous lecturer. On one of his trips to Europe.
he was asked to go to the castle of the King of Siam. We hear that he soon will finish
his lecture series to the Kingis children.
Betty Showers has an agency in New York to help prospective brides in the plan-
ning of their weddings. She also owns an exclusive flower shop on Fifth Avenue.
Phil Hopkins, a physical eulturist, is the model for the "Atlas" muscle-building ads.
Barbara Ellinwood is the world famous trainer of wild animals. She just made a
movie called "I Brought 'Em Back" or "Hard Fight, Mom, But I VVon".
Dale Luxon is the owner of the "Pack-em and Stay Packed" meat company. He
worked his way up from pickling pigs' feet.
Shirley Bandleman is now a teacher of the home economics department in good old
NLHS. She has a small, modern home for the girls to put to practical use.
The star quarter-back for the Cleveland Browns is Creighton Staschke. VVe heard
he made six touchdowns in one quarter.
lVIorris VVolfe is the head mechanic For General Nlotors. He just invented an inr-
visible windshield for people who do not like to clean them.
As a reward for her excellent work, Virginia Ray has just been chosen the head in-
terior decorator for the White House.
Oron Wilcox is the owner of the famous VVilcox Brick Farm. He started by mak-
ing a brick outdoor fireplace and just eouldn't stop.
Vivian Conklin is an instructor at a cheer-leading school for midgets. It gives her
confidence to be the tallest girl there.
VVC find that jerry Franklin has received his engineering degree and owns his own
company which is presently building the first sky scraper in New London. It is to be
the tallest in the world.
Since Bill Bandleman has always liked to fish, he now owns his own fish hatchery.
There will be no problem of where to go fishing, Bill.
Betsy Western finally got her driver's license.. She now runs the "Betsy-Drive
Carefully" driving school.
In his chemical experiments Dan Bauer has developed a new substance that will
eat anything. He has just one problem -- he hasn't discovered a container for it yet.
The expert, the one-and-only George Benear, is the official head shaver for television
wrestlers. Ilis newest "cut" -- the "shave-it-all".
Sponsored by Knapp Shoe Store
Out Texas vvay, Tom Nestor is a millionaire cattle man. It's rumored that it takes
him two weeks just to get to his barn.
rl he new University of Fitehville, one of the top ten colleges in the United States,
has finally got Gordon Marett, former head of the athletic department at Harvard, into
Flash! VVC have just received the information that jane Griffin has won the elec-
tion. She is the first woman president. Watch out, men!
Gerald Case is the swimming instructor at an exclusive hotel outside of New York
City. He earns enough money to buy a small estate and keep it in good condition.
Guess who broke the sound barrier just the other day? None other than Dixie
Hyatt, the new test pilot for Douglas Aircraft.
Carl Cawrse and Fred Gibson are famous agriculturalists. They have developed
a new type of onion that doesn't smell.
While going through Germany, we heard a lot of American slang. We learned that
Erwin Scheder is teaching it in the schools of Germany.
Mary Lou Garrison and Dorothy Ryan are the heads of a hospital for sick and in-
jured animals. They performed an appendcctomy on a snake recently and all went well.
jim Kearney has just got in touch with Mars with his short wave set. VVC hear
that he plans to go there and teach them how to "soup up" an atomic car.
The "oscar" for the best production managers went to Allen Keifer and Dick Hines.
VVe must admit that their job on CBS TV has warranted such an award.
Marilyn Massie now has her own line of cosmetics. Her latest product is a vanish-
ing cream for people with double ehins.
'Edgar Denger is another Barney Olficld. He drives ear No. 33 in the stock ear
races at the VVorld's Stock Car Races. His most daring stunt is driving the car off I1
five-story building onto a frozen lake.
Don Everman and Dean Hansen are wealthy oil men in Arabia. The only time we
see them is when they come home for a "River Rat" reunion.
Carolyn Ray is finally the proud owner of her own Holstein dairy farm. She man-
aged to buy it because of her discovery of a cow that gives 20 gallons of milk per day and
requires no care.
Gerald King, state flight patrolinan, has stated that his favorite pastime is giving
tickets to pilots who swoop too low and frighten people.
Dale Springer is the author of a new book, "Auto Repair-Before and After". He
started on his way with the development of a motor that will go 200 miles an hour.
Nathan Potts now owns a new type of store called the "Self-Serve Farm Machinery
Market". His policy is that, in return for the use of the machinery, they must work five
acres of his land.
The publisher of that national magazine "Outdoor Life" that is sweeping the coun-
try in popularity is Clinton Randleman. The editorial in the last issue was entitled,
"Distinguishing Points in Wornis for Better Fishing".
The famous sportseaster is Roger Hamer. I-le is in great demand all over the na-
tion, but has declined all offers for one night so that he might broadcast the VVellington-
New London football game.
Dale Morey has invented and is a manufacturer of a typewriter that docsn't make
mistakes. All typists are forever indebted to him.
By designing her own dresses, Shari Dill has gained her claim to fame. She now
designs wardrobes for the ten best dressed women in the world.
Ferrell - Gtl1'!l71Cl' - Custom Cabinets
I CLASS WILL
A ARTICLE I
We, the seniors of '54, will to:
Mr. Wable-a trackman who can make the one-hundred yard dash in 9.8 seconds.
Mr. Schacht-a new public address system so that the morning announcements Can be
heard more clearly.
Mr. Bender-Students who will willingly make up time.
Jean Rumbaugh-A senior class that will not need as many absence and tardy excuses as
this class did.
Miss Hartford-a pocket grammer book for each English student so that they don't never
speak bad English.
Mr. Sobers-American history and government students who will have their current event
questions written out before class.
Mrs. Hatzel-A Home Ec. class that will not burn its cookies.
Mr. McGowan-Enough strong "Atlas" jr. high "men" te have a winning football and bas-
Mr. Clinger-a second year typing class who will type their law budget to perfection-
without the help of an eraser.
Mr. Machles-A silver baton and a new album of "Peter and the Wolf".
Mr. Thorburn-F.F.A. officers who can keep order in the meetings so that parliamentary
procedure can be carried on as in contests.
Bus drivers-A sound proof enclosure to sit in when they drive the "searchers for knowl-
edge" to and from school.
Cooks-Upperclassmen who will sign up for lunch.
Janitors-Students who will not mark the walls and throw paper on the floor, or leave the
pencil sharpeners full.
The Juniors-Mr. Sobers, who will teach them to be as gracious-charming-obedient-
tactful-good-looking-intelIigent-trustworthy-lovable-courteous-and sophisticated as .we
Mr. Williams-A cord of wood and a ton of clay for his next year's art class.
Mr. Bacon-A mechanical drawing class that will not play darts with the dividers.
Miss Shaffer-We leave a new mop and a can of Drano for the lab.
Mrs. Pierce-Students who will take trips this summer so they may intelligently discuss the
geography of the United States.
ARTICLE I I
l, Dick Hines, will to Paul Porter, my position on the "Tattler" staff.
l, Phil Hopkins, will to Jack Hubbard, my ability to make small explosions in chemistry lab.
I, Bob Weaver, will to Dick Morey an extra day in the week to catch up on lost sleep.
l, lrene Earl, will to Patty Parker the right to be the most traveled senior, living, as we do,
on our backwoods estates.
l, Erwin Scheder, will to Fritz Sauer, the right to be an exchange student to Germany.
l, Shirley Randleman, will to Charlotte Poole my excess weight.
l, Duane Davis, will to Lyle Moffit the right to sit in art class to see that others work.
l, Barbara Ellinwood, will to any first year typist the one typewriter that doesn't skip in
l, Gerald King, will to my brother Bill, my speaking ability.
I, Virginia Ray, will to any needy art student my art ability.
l, Jim Kearney, will to Joe Wolfe my appetite.
l, Gaylord White, will to Jack Hubbard the wonderful times and sometimes- headaches of
being editor of the "Tattler". Good Luck, Jack!
I, Mary Lou Garrison, will to Pauline Denger my late, late hours to stay out and have fun.
I, Dale Luxon, will to Howard Duta, the right to play ping-pong during classes.
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I, Creighton Staschke, will to Rodney Streng my great ability to play football.
I, Dorothy Ryan, will to Pat Parkcr my ability to hold my temper while playing basketball.
I, Morris Wolfc, will to Royce Ganz my right to raise Izroilers for the Farm Bureau.
I, Carolyn Ray, will to Velma King, Esther Kellar and Lauretta Snyder, the many good times
on the school bus.
l, George Benear, will to Howard Cramer, the right to have his head shaved every spring.
l, Betsy Western, will to future librarians, the library ke
I, Edgar Denger, will to Clarence Coy, the right to go with any girl that he wants as long
as I approve of her.
l, Gloria Chase, will to Shirley Delamater and Dianne McCullough, the habit that I have
acquired through high school of being late to everything.
We, Dean Hansen, Gordon Marett, Tom Nestor, Don Everman, will to Jim Brown, "Tig"
Runkle, John Marett, and Dave O'Hara, respectively, our positions in the "River Rats".
l, Marilyn Frank, will to Joanne Ward, the right to thoroughly enjoy the senior year and
lot the grades come as they may.
I, Allen Keifer, will to Ted Hardy, the right to pull curtains any time he desires.
I, Betty Showers, will to the halls of New London High School my many happy memories
I, Clinton Randleman, will to Royce Ganz, the right to make four touchdowns in a football
I, Roger Harner, will to Darrel Stoner my ability to "rough up" in basketball games and
not get caught.
I, Dan Bauer, will to Larry Granneman, as a senior the right to argue with any teacher.
I, Fred Gibson, will to Bob Wolfe the right to make and break all the hot rods he wants.
I, Jerry Franklin, will to Jerry Brandal my place as the slew foot of the basketball team.
I, Nathan Potts, will to Rolland Burton my good grades in American problems.
l, Jane Griffin, will to Anita Westfall my ambition to learn to drive.
I, Dale Morey, will to Darrell Stoner my position in the New London High School Band.
l, Shari Dill, will to Bertha Anderson the r' ht t 'h
as long as she wants.
ig o go wit whomever she pleases and for
I, Oron Wilcox, will to Joe Wolfe my way of getting out of study hall.
l, Marilyn Massie, will to any girl the right to skip school without getting caught.
I, Bill Randeman, will to my brother John, my speed.
I, Gerald Case, will to Keith Robbins the right to get the attention of the senior class in
home room every morning.
I, Carl Cawrse, will to George Marett one well-used set of tires for his car.
l, Ralph Westfall, will to Don Jackson, my gun and coon dog.
We, Dixie Hyatt, Lucille Atkinson, Vivian Conklin will to next year's cheerleaders some
I, Dale Springer, will my Florida tan to anyone who is so lucky.
Sponsored by D. B. Barnes, ClOff1i7'Ig and Shoes
Left to right-Stanley Switzer, Fritz Sauer, Nadine Everman, Sally Marett,
Virginia Coy, Phillip Schneiter.
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The 1953-54 school year
got off to a good start for the
juniors. During football sea-
son they were given first
choice of concessions and re-
ceived fifty percent of the
Eleven ineinbers of the
junior class were on the foot-
ball, basketball, baseball and
In late October, the class
began planning for its float
to be entered in the annual
I-lalloweycn parade. Incident-
ally, the float took first prize
of ten dollars.
Three of the four reserve
cheerleaders were juniors.
During basketball season,
the class sold Wildcat pins
and held record dances after
two of the home games.
On january 29th the jun-
iors sponsored a round dance
with Larry Hines' Orchestra
furnishing the music.
Included in the spring play
cast were ten juniors.
They had fun planning for
their dances and other im-
portant events of the school
year, but the most fun was
the Junior-Senior Prom for
which they started making
plans in the early spring. It
was held in honor of the Se-
niors at Oberlin Inn on May
All in all, the junior class
had a very profitable year and
is eagerly awaiting its senior
Top Row ll. to r.l-Nadine Evermran, Esther
Kellar, Marolyn Fye, Marlene Humphrey, Shirley
Delamater, Joan Bilton, Velma King, Betty Evans,
Virginia Coy, Beverly Hartman.
2nd Row-Joyce Jackson, Shirley Knudsen,
Miriam Howard, Larry Granneman, Rolland Ray
Top Row ll. to r.l-Dianne McCullough, Lauretta
Snyder, Rose Varga, Patricia Parker, Nancy Logan,
Mable Ward, Sara Marett, Veronica Jane Weaver,
2nd Row - Cla ton Matus Stanle Switzer
Wilmer White, Jr.,
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Stanley Tester, Jim Pierce, Joe
Burton, Doug Dill, Ella Mae Crandall, Coleen
Benear, Bertha Anderson.
lst Row-Jerry Brandal, Royce Ganz, Jack
Hubbard, Mr, Clinger, Ted Hardy, Joe Gorsuch,
Clyde Hotchkiss, Bill Gregory.
Wolfe, Paul Porter, Dick Morey, Charles Lindenau,
Mr. John Bacon.
lst Row-Don Tulk, Keith Robbins, George
Marett, Lyle Moftit, Robert Wolfe, Fritz Sauer,
Phillip Schneiter, Richard Searight.
NAFsent-Mary Ann Suda, Charlotte Poole, Lyle
Sponsored by Dari Delite und Niclzles Bakery
Jim Brown John Marett, Bill Dunn, Rodney Streng, Richard Bilton.
Officers -- Activities
The sophomores seemed to
have started a rather frantic
year early when, in the sum-
mer of '53, they sponsored
two of the only dances New
London had. Everyone had a
good time, although the class
treasury seemed to benefit
very little from all this.
When sch ool resumed,
they found themselves again
with the largest class roll of
any, 72 members. The first
thing that entered their minds
those first few weeks was
football, in which there was
an unusually large number of
sophomore boys participating.
"Gee, where has all the
time gone?" was the question
most of them were saying
when they found those first
few months had gone by so
quickly. But they soon got
back in the "swing of things"
when they saw basketball and
the various other activities
rolling around. Again there
was a large number of them
out for basketball and other
activities. Sponsoring a record
dance after one of the games
and being in charge of a few
concessions during the year
helped to boost a rather de-
After basketball, the music
department seemed to take ov-
er with many sophomores par-
ticipating in the contests.
They also held a class party
which turned out to be quite
a success but nearly made Mr.
VVilliams a nervous wreck!
As the sophomore year
drew to a close, they all seem-
ed to realize more and more
just how short their high
school life was going to be
and found themselves looking
forward to their junior year.
Top row ll. to r.l-Don Hardy, Dean Emerson, Bob
Martin, Jim Brown, Clarence Coy, Dean Cole, Lou-
ise Denslow, Joyce Franklin, Barbara Blaha, Betty
Haynes, Donna Foster, Ruth McClave.
3rd row-Art Franks, Howard Kessler, Tom Bur-
rows, Howard Duta, Bill King, Bill Dunn, Don
Chandler, John Marett, Tom Day, Richard Bilton.
Znd row-Mr. Wable, Ruth Keifer, Susan Lawrence,
Shirley Kinter, Art Campbell, Howard Cramer, Cal-
vin Cole, Sue Case, Beverly McQuate, Shirley By-
ron, Mr. Williams.
lst row-Donna Davis, Patty Knapp, Jane Crabbs,
Margaret Hess, Wanda Knapp, Lila Heitsche, Janice
W ffl SOPHOMORE CLASS
Top row ll. to r.l-Dorothy Story, Della Wireman,
Barbara Patchen, Marie Springer, Douglas Tulk,
David L. Miller, Arthur Paramore, David Weiner,
Janice Oney, Patty Perkins, Rose Wilson, Wanda
2nd row-Charles Meade, Glen Stewart, Ronald
Runkle, John Randleman, June Ryan, Margaret Me-
Ioy, Barbara Stone, Gail Thompson, Rodney Streng,
Bruce Upton, David O'Hara, David Miller.
lst row-Doris Poole, Carol Myers, Sonja Mekoleski,
gliis Schaffer, Ania Westfall, Barbara Stiles, Betty
Sponsored by Crmnrine Cleaners and Funk Construction Company
Left to right-Wilma Marett, Joan Schneider, Richard Nestor, Edgar Crabbs,
David Burner, Lueise Anderson,
This year has been a big
one for the freshmen, now
that they're considered part
of the high school and have
a full-fledged interest in many
of its activities. They were
able to make their own deci-
sions for the first time about
school courses. They had a
choice to select from: Span-
ish, general science, general
math, home economics, voca-
tional agriculture, industrial
arts, and algebra.
This is the year they gain-
ed some wonderful class-
mates from the neighboring
communities of Clarksfielcl,
Fitchville and Hartland.
As ways to help the class
treasury, the freshmen sold
concessions at several football
games and at the Huron -
New London basketball game
after which they sponsored a
record dance. 'They also had
a coat-checking service at one
of the Huron tournament
This year members of the
class were active in various
sports, such as basketball and
football, and the class is just-
ly proud of the record they
They also took a very ac-
tive part in many other ac-
tivities. Among them were:
orchestra, symphonic band,
marching band, choir, and the
All in all the freshmen
consider this a very successful
first year of high school and
are now looking forward to
their sophomore year.
Top row fl. to r.l - Pauline Denger, Cleo Bartow,
Darlene Downing, Lucie Ellinwood, Wayne Oney, Ken-
neth Ratliff, Herb Knapp, Loren Enderby, Ralph Wei-
ner, Edgar Crabbs, Don Gray, Judy Martin, Eunice
Westfall, Hazel Benear, Emily Wolfe.
4th row-Darrel Stoner, Dave Burner, Orville Collins,
Carl Stober, Roger Weaver, Robert Streaty, Robert
Geyer, Bill Pierce, Carl Chandler, Richard Nestor,
Dale Myers, Douglas Fetterman.
3rd row-Robert Sucla, Sidney Murray, Orlando Close,
Joan Schneider, Janice Holkenborg, Annetta Collins,
Jean Cawrse, Jean Wargo, Frances' Baxter, Louieda
Smith, Oliver Close, George Ray, Ed Cummings.
Znd row-Judy Emch, Barbara Adams, Susan Guscott,
Harolyn Hyatt, Jim Pierce, Eugene Rogers, Jr. Bennett,
Tom Porter, Rosemary Hileman, Judy Hauser, Virginia
Parker, Judy Switzer.
lst row-Miss Hartford, Lueise Anderson, Sandra
White, Rena Murray, Eleanor Paramore, Connie Col-
lingwood, Wilma Marett, Nita Zimmerman, Donna
Tester, Mr. Machles.
EIC-HTH GRADE 6' ACTIVITIES
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Top row ll. o r.l-Robert Brooks, Donald Johnson, Robert
Campbell, Stanley Anthony, Michael Coombs, Donald
Brandal, John Murry, Tommy Robertson, Billy Knapp,
Donald Bauer, Ralph James, Frank Murr, Robert Cotter.
4th row--Robert Howard, Everett Meade, Gerald Johnson,
Gary Staples, Don Field, Junior Parsons, Gerald Geiger,
Floyd Schaffer, Paul Fingulin, Robert Humphrey, Floyd
Denslow, Leonard Smith.
3rd row-Margot Terner, Ola Miller, Rose Hodges, Robert
Randleman, Gary Lash, James Shibley, Errol King, Yvonne
Case, Wanda Carroll, Judy Thomas.
2nd row-Lora Tackett, Patricia Llndenau, Mary Ann
Marett, Loretta Hall, Ann Funk, Donna Budd, Joyce Jones,
Martha Ward, Joan Weaver, Mr. McGowan.
lst row-Sylvia Meek, Judy McCullough, Lillian Murr,
Dawn Powers, Regina Grilley, Bonnie Ewell, Corrine Tow-
stiak, Patsy Enderby.
Absent-Judy Ward, Carmita Brazie.
The SEVENTH GRADE 6' ACTIVITIES
Top Row ll. to r.l-Gilbert Searles, Mike Powers,
Dan Ringler, Billy Bennett, George Baxter, Barrie
Hauser, Ishmael Spears, Bruce Brazie, Terry Ward,
Bobby Roerig, Darryl Farmer, Ralph Scyoc.
3rd Row-Vernie Mae Carroll, Ariane Barnes,
Eddie Shaver, Fred Weiner, Donald Jackson, Joe
Runkle, Jimmy Mitchell, Ronald Baker, Gearline
Case, Patty Lewis, Lois Allem.
2nd Row-Theodora Towstiak, Sandy Sutherland,
Shirley Blair, Claudette Harvey, Sandra Murr, Emma
Randleman, Lois Snyder, Eloise Upton, Ernestine
Case, Darlaine Cooke, Ollie Norris, Marlene
lst Row--Ima Jean Hunter, Marilyn Paramore,
Nancy Westfall, Louise Stone, Shirley Gray, Carol
Murray, Beverly Frank, Nancy Hamilton, Ezella
Parsons, Mary Lee Richards.
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GRADE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Due to the incrtased enrollment in the elementary school, two school programs were
given during this year. Grades 1, 2, and 3 presented a very fine Christmas program just
before the Christmas vacation. In March, grades 4, 5, and 6 presented an entertaining
program based on the folk songs of America.
A nature study trip to the park was taken by hits. Bradish's room. The children
studied the many evidences of spring and then wrote a story of their experiences.
The boys and girls of Mrs. I-lyatt's room paid their annual visit to Grandma Sprin-
kle Caged 942 on First Street, entertaining her with stories and songs.
Mrs. Williams' boys and girls planted marigold seeds weeks before Easter and re-
ported on the growth and care of the plants. Their weekly newspaper seems to be a
The boys and girls in Mrs. Ross' room are really reading library books. Each time
they complete ten books, they receive a prize. A grand prize will go to the one reading
the most books.
Miss Baker's room felt very proud of its Easter egg tree, which is a revival of an
old, old custom. CA number of other rooms also had nice trees.j
The boys and girls in Mrs. Chase's room visited the Don Snyder farm to see the
sheep sheared and to see the wool bundled and weighed. They had been studying about
th raising of sheep prior to their visit to the farm.
The health scrap books made by the boys and girls in Miss Paddock's room helped
them to remember many of the important rules in caring for their bodies.
The fourth grade, consisting of Mrs. Robbin's and Mrs. Weaver's rooms, visited the
Firelands Museum at Norwalk, Ohio where they saw many of the things they had been
reading about in Singing Wheels.
The fifth grade, colnposed of Miss lcCfCl1L11T1,S and Mrs. Gharst's rooms, visited the
Diesel shops and the classification yards of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Willard,
During its study of transportation, Mrs. Finkel's group had an interesting room
display of the different models of automobiles.
Mrs. Wisler's sixth grade group recorded one of their reading lessons on the tape
recorder. It certainly was interesting to hear ourselves reading aloud.
Top row ll. to r.l - Otis Randleman, Tommy Brundage, Paul Terner, John
Pierce, Gary Burt, Elvin King, Richard Carroll, Phillip Mourton, Guy Lucas,
David Wells, Robert Harp.
2nd row - Jimmie Crabbs, Jimmy Lawrence, Terry Fingulin, Hubert Snyder,
Carmel Tackett, Ronnie Granneman, Harold Knapp, Gary Bonney, Roger Ulm,
Richard Weathington, Tommy Randleman, Dennis McConnell, Gene Funk,
lst row-Mellanie White, Janet Copley, Carol Cowie, Sandra Miller, Meredith
Brazie, Marcia Kirkpatrick, Eunice Allem, Gloria Delamater, Kathryn King, Lois
Winfield, Mrs. Wisler.
Mn, We, SIXTH GRADE
Top row il. to r.l-Orlo Hartley, Donald Murr, Verne Runkle, David Powers,
Darryl Downing, Mike Edens, Raymond Staskiews, Carlos Collins, Art Parsons,
Martin Snyder, Bobbie Hunter, Marvin Smith.
Znd row-Lula Gray, Janet Atha, Rosalie Risner, Gloria Hodges, Louise Owens,
Jewel Miller, Kathleen Duta, Phyllis Walton, Judy Campbell, Mrs. Finkel.
lst row - Larry Enderby, Darryl Tulk, Emma Murr, Marilyn Martin, Gloria
Markham, Mary Knapp, David Hartley, Charles McClave, Leroy Denslow.
Bette Hennen, John Howard, Philip Martin.
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Michael Blake, Randall Bender.
2nd row - Mrs. Gharst, Charlene Frederick,
Miller, Marilyn UX, Jackie Murr, Dean Risner,
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Smith, Merle Crandall, Archie Smith, James
Top row lleft to rightl -Joseph Streaty, Robert
Carrol James, Nancy Brooks.
lss row - Kay Erlenbach, Dotty Steward, Donna
Rhoads, Gay Runkle, June Paramore, Betty Gemmel,
Judy Hodges, Saundra Golding, Jacqueline Mat-
thews, Patricia Meek.
Absent-Marla Ringler, Ronald Ulm.
Mrs. Gharst Jones, Winston White, Kathleen Lewis, Joyce Potts,
Top row ll. o r.l-Rodney Williams, Gerald Cowie, Gary Farmer, Ruby Davis, Gracie Case, Joe Ann
Harold Hall, Charles Day, James Damron, Clifford Meade.
Goble, Donald McClave, Richard Shriver, Luther Cot- lst row-Irene Radcliffe, Doris Duta, Patricia Riedy,
ter. Barbara Moore, Norma Cotter, Helen Weiner.
2nd row-Roseann Edens, Alice Timbs, Madaline Absent-Oscar Close, Eugene Brazie, Miss Ketchum.
Carroll, Ronald Poole, Norman iviiiler, Myron Knapp,
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Top row ll. to r.l-Raymond Kilen, Ray Baxter, Marvin Ward, Robert Rhine-
berger, Robert Davis, Gregory Barnes, Bobby Patton, Barry Miller, Ramon Upton,
Willard Smith, Chas. Wm. Cooke, Stephen Farnsworth.
2nd row-Mrs. Robbins, Evelyn Radcliffe, Doris Goble, Myrtie Ratliffe, Barbara
Anthony, Glenn Sprague, Don Lawrence, Tom Lawrence, William McCullough,
Jon Streaty, Jean Rieske, Ruth Ann Zimmerman, Caherine Jennings, Lois Burt.
lst row-Patricia Delamater, Carol Randleman, Mary Ann Staples, Alice James,
Sally McConnell, Gayle Sutherland, Adele Hileman, Margaret Frate, Suzanne
Farnsworth, Beverly Randleman, Sharon Hatcher, Barbara Young, Carol Hobbs.
Absent-Jack Miller, Leslie Sackett.
Q Absent-Carol Neel.
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Top row ll. to r.l-James Paramore, Orbie Case, Larry Robertson, Frank Shaver
Ronald Ross, Donald Ross, Bernard Spears, Evan Tackett, Jr.
2nd row-Mrs. Weaver, Magdalene Case, Sharma Searls, Mark Knapp, Dean
Runkle, Neil Brandal, Burton Runkle, Eugene Geiger, Ossie Parsons, Juanita
lst row - Diana Harvey, Mary Knapp, Bonnie Jackson, Elizabeth Bennett,
Top row ll. to r.l-Mrs. Chase, Larry Steward, Edward Vosatka, James Massie,
Alan Grilley, Jerry Johns, Robert Cooke, Jay Simecek, Richard Marschall, Rodney
Stover, James Snyder.
2nd row-Janis Gilbert, Joyce Copley, Vickey Hanson, Jeanene Johnson, Barbara
Landis, Ellen Kirkpatrick, Imogene Case, Janice Pierce, Carol Wenner, Karen
Monroe, Vicki Knapp, Allison Barnes, Sherrill Cooke.
lst row-Joyce Matthews, Nancy Runkle, Pamela Frank, JoAnn Harner, Bertha
Weiner, Billie Ann Jackson, Martha Heckbert, Susan Snyder, Lana Runkle, Geor-
gia Blair, Dora King
Absent--Anthony Kirkpatrick, Betty Jo Porter, Pauline Murr.
THIRD GRADE Mn Chase
T p row ll to rl Miss Paddock Michael Muller Gary Enderby Carl Cotter
Kenneth Collins Larry Farmer Charles Price Garry Ewell Bernie Ewell Leonard
Znd row Joyce Newsome Patsy Carroll Bill Damron Lewis Harp David Stew
art Weldon Price Terry Markham Billy Mourton Billy Meek Phyllistlne Col
Inns Gracy Bell Tackett
3rd row Eleanor Williams Diane Farmer Nannette Martin Wilma Hunter
Anna Mae Scyoc Magallne Meade Lonna Snyder
Miss Paddock Absent Barbara Campbell
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Top row ll. to r.l-Roger Fye, Ralph Gardner, Mary Davidson, William Ferber,
Karen Bowman, Marian Eaton, Steven Cooke, Dean Campbell, Blanche Bennett,
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Davis, Judy Cooke, Dallas Case, Charlotte Case, David Aumencl, John Burke,
lst row-Teddy Carroll, Janet Crumrine, Kathryn Coombs, Betty Williams, Don
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Julia Hamer, Linda Hobbs, Roger Kirkpatrick, Gregg Heidrich, Kevin Geiger,
2nd row-Carl Jennings, Philip Parsons, Charles Harvey, Christein Hunter, Cathy
James, Bernice Battles, Pamela Murr, Marion Paramore, Robert Hales, Megan
lst row-Barbara Jackson, Linda Mourton, Sylvia Meade, Marilyn Gray, Francis
Matthews, Katherine Jones, Barbara Harvey, Walter Hartley.
Absent-Richard Landis, Steven Hotchkiss, Robert Liss.
Top row ll. to r.l-Alvin Timbs, Michael Smith, Oscar Parsons, Clinton Ward,
Donald Perry, JoAnn Zimmerman, Linda Knapp, Cynthia Randleman.
2nd row-Linda Swanger, Larry Risner, Carole White, Leslie Snyder, David Neel,
Nicky Petroff, Esther Weiner, Leonard Searle, Howard Ross.
lst row-J. B. Patton, Eddie Tackett, Gordon Wable, Randolph Randleman, Jim
Swinehart, Michael Randleman, Linda Reidy, Gary Thomas, Helen Williams.
Absent-Bobby Phillips, Diane Wallen, Jean Ringler, Ricki Ellen Ulm.
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Top row fleft to rightl -Jerry Brandal, Larry
Granneman, Howard Dutagi, Carl Cawrseili, Jerry
Franklinili, Bill Kingiii, Allen Keiferili, Dean Han-
senili, Dave O'Hara.
3rd row-Coach Wable, Don Tulk, Royce Ganzifi,
Ronald Runkleili, Dale Luxonil, Gerald Casefi, Ralph
Westfallik, Dan Bauerii, Carl Stober, Dave Burner,
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Hardyili, Joe Gorsuchik, Creighton Staschkeiiiifi,
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7 SENIOR PLAY
A melodrama in three acts, entitled, "East
Lynne," by Mrs. Henry Wood, was present-
ed in the New London High School audi-
torium Thursday, November 20.
"East Lynne" is known as the "grand-
daddy" of all "meller-drammersn. The new
dramatization of the novel preserved all the
spirit of the old play and added more laughs
than any old-fashioned "meller-drammer"
The play deals with the plight of Lady
Isabel Vane, who is left orphaned and pen-
niless in her late teens, because, unknown
to her, the home where she spent her child-
hood, East Lynne, was sold to Archibald
Carlyle several months before her father's
Raymond Vane, her only relative, offers
her a home, but his wife is so cruel to her
that she rejoices when she receives a marri-
age proposal from Archibald, whom she soon
learns to love. Half mad with jealousy be-
cause of Barbara Hare, also in love with Ar-
chibald, Isabel leaves her husband and son
and runs away with Sir Francis Levison. She
soon realizes his worthlessness, and, in the
end, returns to East Lynne to see her sick
boy and to see good triumph over evil.
Lady Isabel ,r,,,,,,,, Mary Lou Garrison
Archibald Carlyle ,,,,,,,, Gaylord White
Sir Francis Levison ,,,,,.,,,,,, Dan Bauer
Cornelia Carlyle ,,,,,,.,,.,... jane Griffin
john Dill ,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,
Lord Mount Severn ..........
Emma Illount Severn
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Standing Ileft to rightl - Dale Morey, Oron Wilcox, Lucille Atkinson, Dixie
Hyatt, Marilyn Frank, Dean Hansen.
2nd row - Irene Earl, Dan Bauer, Mary Lou Garrison, Gaylord White, Gloria
Chase, Jane Griffin.
Ist row-Vivian Conklin.
Standing ll. to r.l-Mr. Sobers, Phil Hopkins, Jim Kearney, Shari Dill, Jean
Franklin, Don Everman, Tom Nestor, Dale Morey, Oron Wilcox, Lucille Af-
kinson, Dixie Hyatt, Marilyn Frank, Dean Hansen.
Znd row-Betsy Western, Roger Harner, Barbara Ellinwood, Carolyn Ray, Irene
Earl, Dan Bauer, Mary Lou Garrison, Gaylord White, Gloria Chase, Jane Griffir.
Ist row-Allen Keifer, Dick Hines, Vivian Conklin.
Standing lleft to right! - Howard Dura, Jerry Franklin, Rolland Burton, Bill Dunn,
Center-Coach Myers, George Benear, mgr.
ln V-Gordon Maretf, Ronald Runkle, Clinton Randleman, Roger Harner, Ted Hardy
Darrel Stoner, Royce Ganz.
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ii:Now LonC'on 525 Berlin Heights
New London 245 Savannah
New London 575 Amherst
iiNew London 415 Milan
.. ii:New London 515 Wellington
New London 625 Margaretta
New London 375 Walqeman
New London 6l5 Wellington
:l:New London 5l5 Monroeville
New London 495 New Haven
iliNew London 5l5 Amherst
New London 575 Vermilion
New London 565 Lorain St. Mary
New London 425 Huron
New London 495 Greenwich
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Howard Duta receives trophy for Huron County
February 23 .,... New London 505 Greenwich 39
February 25 ...,. .. . ..,. New London 385 Wakcinan 37
February 27 ....,,. ..... N ew London 475 Monroeville 45
March IO ..... .... N ew London 465 Huron 72
Scnior members of varsity basketball team.
Let's see-that picture was here u minute ago."
Gloria Chase, Ralph Westfall, lrene Earl, Marilyn Frank, Gordon
Marett, Miss' Hartford.
The annual staff was late in organizing this year, but, nevertheless, with a lot of
team work, we managed to publish an annual. Editor Gloria Chaie and Advisor Miss
Hartford did much of the preparatory work in planning the book. Then, u ith the help of
Gloria's assistants, Dixie Hyatt and Dick Hines, they worked out tl1e details.
This laid the foundation for two other editors of 'the staff", namely, the art editor,
llalph VVestfall, and copy, Marilyn Frank. Ralph had two able art assistants, Barbara
lillinwood and Dean Hansen, to aid him in working out the clever art work in this an-
nual. Although Marilyn had much help from Carl Cawrse and jane Griffin, several
representatives from the organizations and classes helped us get correct information. To
those who contributed time and copy, we wish to extend our thanks. All the vvrite-ups
then went to Proof Reader Irene Earl to be carefully checked.
Of course, a very important committee, the business department, must not be for-
gotten for we would not have been so financially well-off. Gordon Marett was the cap-
able head of this group with Allen Keifer, Dan Bauer, and Lucille Atkinson helping him
keep the records and solicit for ads.
One other group which we feel must be mentioned is the junior editors. They did
a fine job and will have a foundation for next year. Those who were Chosen from the
junior class were:
Junior Editor ,,.,,,,,,,,,,, Dianne lVleCullough
Junior Business Editor ,,,, Stanley Switzer
Junior Proof Reader ,4.., ,,,,,,,, I ack Hubbard
Junior Art Editor ,,,,,,,.,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,..,.,,,.,,,,,,.,.. Larry Granneman
So, with the cooperation of everyone and by burning the midnight oil several nights,
we wearily succeeded in completing the 1954 "VVildeat". '
j r. High
Although the Wildcats did rot have
an impressive record during the regu-
lar season Cthe record was 7 won and
9 lostl, they went on to finish in a
blaze of glory by romping off with
the Huron County Championship.
N0 one who saw or participated in
the tournament games will ever forget
the excitement of those games or the
In the first round of tournament
play, it was a fairly easy victory over
Greenwich with a score of 50 to 39.
The second game proved more diffi-
cult with the "Cats" winning by a
one-point margin: New London, 383
Wakeman, 37. In the final round,
New London defeated Nlonroeville hy
eke-ing out a two-point lead in an
overtime, The final score: New Lon-
don 47g Monroeville 45.
The team then advanced to the
district tournament where it suffered
defeat from Huron, 72 to 46.
The teanfs members who won their
letters this year were: Roger I-larner,
Jerry Franklin, Clinton Randleman,
Cordon Marett, Royce Ca n z, Ted
Hardy, Holland Burton and Howard
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Top row lleft to rightl-Bertha Anderson, Marie 2nd row - Mr, Clinger, Barbara Patchen, Judith
Springer, Dixie Hyatt, Joan Weaver, Edgar Denger, Hauser, Sandra White, Barbara Stone, Betty Show-
Oron Wilcox, Dan Bauer, James Kearney, Marilyn ers, Patty Parker, Miriam Howard, Nancy Logan,
Frank, Corrine Towstiak, Jane Griffin, Gloria Chase. Shari Dill.
3rd row-George Benear, Roger Hamer, Dale Morey, lst row - Beverly Hartman, Jane Weaver, Betty
Gerald King, Wilmer White, Paul Porter, Dick Evans, Gail Thompson, Gaylord White, Jack Hub-
Hines, David O'Hara, Phil Hopkins. bard, Judy Emch, Rosemary Hileman, Lucille At-
kinson, Irene Earl.
The "wheels" confer
fir Dick Hines, Jack Hubbard, Bertha Anderson, James Kearney, Dave
O'Hara, Gaylord White, Mr. Clinger.
The willing and energetic "Tattler" staff has accomplished some definite changes
this year. Each year an editor strives to print a better paper for the students and, at the
same time, tries to get his staff members to work with one another. For the first time
the ads were changed and placed throughout the newspaper with the news. Thirty-six
ads were seen in the papcrg therefore, there were generally six pages of news. Each ad
was just as interesting to read as the news because little jingles were made up about each
one. Another great change was the switch from the two column system to the story col-
umn system, typed clear across the page.
Much credit should also be given to the advisor, Mr. Daniel Clinger, for the time
lie spent in helping them iron out the many varied problems.
All in all-ups and downs included-a good, news-filled, up-to-the-minute record of
the school activities was published regularly in the New London High School "Tattler".
Left to right lstandingl--Edgar Crabbs, Jim Brown, John Marett, Mr. Schacht, Gay-
lord White, Fritz Sauer, Keith Robbins.
Left to right lsittingl-Gloria Chase, Virginia Coy, Sally Marett, Mary Ann Marett,
Lueise Anderson, Sandy Sutherland.
l-' As everyone knows, the Student Council does a number of things throughout the
school year. A short summary of the things it has done so far this year follows:
At the beginning of the year it was decided, after much discussion, to let the Band
Parents have the concessions for all the home football games. After the games were over,
the question of how to split the money had to be decided. A permanent motion was made
that the Juniors get 50 percent, Sophomores get 20 percent, Freshmen and Seniors get 10
percent, and FFA. and F.I'l.fX. each get 5 Percent. Then the money from the football
programs had to be split. It was decided that the Student Council should get 2-7ths and
the upper four classes 5-7ths,
Since the old fire drill signs were very marked up and some of the rooms didn't
have any, there was a committee appointed to make new ones for every room.
Sponsored by The New London Record
Standing lleft to rightl-Carolyn Ray, Dorothy Ryan, Edgar Denger, Fred Gibson, Joe
Gorsuch, Gordon Marett.
Seated--Marilyn Massie, Lucille Atkinson, Gerald King, Dick Hines, Nathan Potts.
Fritz Sauer, a member of the Student Council, donated two barrels for vvastepaper
to be put in the new auditorium. John lylarett and jim Brown painted them and put
them in the gym so that they would he there for the intramural games at noon and for
the tournament games. During the tournament the Student Council sponsored the coat-
eheck with all of the classes participating and helping with-this project.
On May 7 and 8 there was a state convention held at Toledo. It was decided to
have the president and a junior attend. The plaque in the hall 'hearing the name of the
"Citizen of the Week" is another of its projects. A person is nominated by Student Coun-
cil who has done a good deed during the week.
The main project now underway is the sponsoring of the purchase of the "Master
Time and Program System". This is a clock that automatically rings the hell at any time
for which it is set.
Top row llett to rightl-Don Gray, Erwin Scheder,
Keith Robbins, Orlando Close, Oliver Close, Howard
Kramer, Fred Gibson, Clarence Coy, Dean Cole,
David L. Miller, Art Pararnore.
Third row-Mr. Thorburn, Art Franks, Chuck Lin-
denau, Carl Stober, Howard Duta, Carl Cawrse, Stan
Tester, Carl Chandler, Stan Switzer, Royce Ganz.
Second row-Calvin Cole, George Ray, Bob Wolfe,
Peter Holkenborg, Phillip Schneiter, Richard Sea-
right, Creighton Staschke, Nathan Potts, Morris
First row-Donald Hardy, Edgar Denger, Richard
Bilton, Rodney Streng, Gerald Case,
F. F. A.
The F.F.A. this year had thirty-five members. The officers were as follows:
President: Carl Cawrse. Reporter: Rodney Streng.
Vice President: Royce Ganz. Sentinel: Phillip Schneiter.
Secretary: Fred Gibson, Student Adviser: Orlie Close.
T reas urer: Gerald Case. Student Council Rep.: Keith Robbins.
Two members of last yez1r's F.F.A. organization received the State Fanner degree.
They were Ronald Streng and Robert Gray.
At the Huron County Fair they received second place on their conservation Project.
and 96 percent of the members exhibited at least one of their Projects.
Richard Bilton and Orlie Close were their delegates to the state
convention in Columbus. They also participated in the district and
state dairy, general livestock and soil judging.
rl' he theme of our annual banquet was the silver anniversary of
the F.F.A, Our speaker was Mr. Dale Ring, who is the president of
the Ohio Association of the F.F.A.
Top row-Wanda Parsons, Ruth McClave, Pat Par-
kins, Hazel Benear, Emily Wolfe, Vivian Conklin,
Carolyn Ray, Janice Oney, Donna Foster, Beverly
Hartman, Nadine Everman, Eunice Westfall, Judy
Fouth row-Sally Marett, Miriam Howard, Shirley
Knudsen, Barbara Adams, Anetta Collins, Sue Case,
Jean Cawrse, Jean Wargo, Beverly McQuate, Shir-
ley Kinter, Nancy Logan, Shari Dill.
Third row-Loueicla Smith, Virginia Parker, Joan
Schneider, Shirley Byron, Janice Bauer, Ruth Keifer,
Donna Davis, Jane Crabbs, Margaret Hess, Patty
Knapp, Mabel Ward, Rose Varga, Patty Parker.
Second row-Shirley Delamater, Marlene Humphrey,
Betty Evans, Virginia Ray, Shirley Randlernan, Rena
Murray, Anita Westfall, Donna Tester, Eleanor Par-
amore, Wilma Marett, Connie Collingwood, Pauline
Denger, Mrs. Hatzel.
First row-Sonia Mekoleski, Joyce Franklin, Barbara
Stiles, Betty Stiles, Marolyn Fye, Wanda Knapp,
Virginia Coy, Esther Kellar, Marilyn Massie, Doris
Poole, Cleo Bartow, Darlene Downing, Louise
, F. H. A.
President: Vivian Conklin.
Vice President: Rose Varga
Secretary: Joanne Ward.
Treasurer: Shirley Byron.
Student Council: Virginia Coy.
This year the F.l'l.A. members earned money by selling refreshments at a basketball
game. They are very proud of the fact that they are niembrs of both the State and N11-
tionul F.l'l.A, This is the first year that they have ever been a member of the national
organization. Through the combined efforts of the F.H.A. and Home Ee. classes, the
girls entertained the P.T.A. at one of their meetings.
At the end of the school year there was at total of 64 members in the F.H.A.
Mfg, I Speech
As its first major activity, the speech de-
partment prepared for the local Prince of
Peace contests. These were held at the New
London Methodist Church, the Fitchville
llflcthodist Church, and the Olena Presby-
terian Church. Gloria Chase, Mary Lou Gar-
rison, Richard Hines and Gaylord White be-
came eligible lor the county contest by win-
ning here. Gaylord Wliite won the county
contest and vient on to the district. Although
Gaylord didn't win, he did a fine job rep-
resenting New London.
The speech students started memorizing
speeches for the Bowling Green District
bpeeeh Meet. Before going to Bowling
Green, they gained experience by public ap--
pcarances and a practice meet at Clearview
which enabled them to get three first places
at the contest: Dan Bauer in dramatics, Gay-
lord lVhite in extemporaneous speaking, and
Gerald King in original oratory.
They next took a one-act play, "The Sum-
nions of Sarielq to Berea where they receiv-
ed an "excellent" rating in the class B com-
petition. Gaylord VVhite and Gerald King
competed in poetry reading.
On April 6th the Thespian Society Group
1347 was installed in this school. Since the
society is for all the upper classes, any stu-
dent who wishes can enjoy speech work.
Two plays or more will be given, and speech
will be offered all four years. The seniors
are proud that this national organization has
come to New London and know that it will
be a benefit to all future students.
Standing lleft to right!-Mr Sobers, Jane Griffin, Gaylord White,
Seated-Allen Keifer, Dean Hansen, Dick Hines, Dan Bauer, Dixie
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Standing llett to rightl - Jane Griffin,
Susan Lawrence, Corinne Towstiak, Sandra
White, Mr. Machles.
Third row-Margaret Meloy, Ruth Keifer,
Vivian Conklin, Frances Baxter, Irene Earl,
Douglas Fetterman, Dick Morey, Dick
Hines, Bob Geyer, Jim Pierce, Bill Pierce.
Second row-Paul Porter, Janice Bauer,
Velma King, Harolyn Hyatt, Lauretta Sny-
der, Marilyn Frank, Barbara Blaha, Ella
Mae Crandall, Dixie Hyatt, Darrel Stoner,
Dale Morey Charlotte Poole, Judy Emch.
First row-Gloria Chase, Dianne McCul-
lough, Rosemary Hilernan, Judy McCul-
lough, Joan Weaver, Judy Hauser, Janice
Holkenborg, Betsy Western.
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Standing - Mr. Machles,
Corinne Towstiak, Ja ne
Weaver, Susan Lawrence.
Second row - Joe Wolf
James Kearney, Jim Pierce
Irene Earl, Doug Fetterman,
Harolyn l-lyatt, Dixie Hy-
att, Judy Emch, Marilyn
First row - Gloria Chase,
Jane Griffin, Shirley Dela-
mater, Dianne McCullough
Marie Springer, Janice
Holkenborg, Betsy Wes-
tern, Darrel Stoner, Dale
During football season the most active of the instrumental groups was, of course, the
marching band. Many hours were spent practicing music and drilling for formations-
necessary preparation for presenting good half-time shows.
At the close of the season, the concert band took over, and the strains of marching
music changed to a more classical nature. On January 15, this band presented a mid-
winter concert which was very well received by a large audience. The strings had their
chance, too, in the orchestra which was organized during the second semester.
A very successful season was also enjoyed by the vocal groups, consisting of: girls'
glee club and two mixed choirs. The combined choir was rewarded for its hard work in
the District Music4Contest by receiving a rating of "superior," which qualified it for the
State Music Contest, held at Capitol University on April 24.
Individual musicians were given an opportunity to test their skill at the District Solo
and Ensemble Contest at Tiffin this year. Receiving ratings of "superior", which enabl-
ed them to compete in the state contest, were: Marilyn Frank, singing a soprano solog
,lim Pierce, playing the tuba, Bill Pierce, playing the baritone, Judy McCullough, playing
the alto clarinet, Gloria Chase, Dianne McCullough, and Marie Springer in a clarinet
trio, and Marilyn Frank, Irene Earl, Dixie Hyatt, and Douglas Fetterman in a brass quar-
tctte. From the state contest, ,lim Pierce brought home a Usuperiorv, the others rating
"excellent" and "good".
All the groups, vocal and instrumental, participated in the Huron County Music
Festival, held this spring at New London. They again joined forces to present the final
performance of the year, the annual Spring Music Festival.
Top Row ll. to r.l - Betty Haynes, Lucille
Atkinson, Bertha Anderson, Barbara Patchen,
Vivian Conklin, Nita Zimmerman, Marie Springer,
Carol Meyers, Barbara Blaha, Lila Heitsche, Esther
Kellar, Virginia Coy, Doris Poole.
4th Row-Nancy Logan, Shari Dill, Dale Morey,
Doug Dill, Allen Keifer, Bill King, Jim Pierce,
Carl Chandler, Bob Geyer, David Miller, Larry
Granneman, Miriam Howard, Jeon Cawrse,
3rd row-Susan Lawrence, Janice Bauer, Frances
Baxter, Loueida Smith, Phil Hopkins, Orlando
Close, George Ray, Bob Martin, Jack Hubbard,
Susan Guscott, Janice Holkenborg, Marlene Hum-
phrey, Ruth Keifer.
2nd Row - Connie Collingwood, Rosemary
Hileman, Jane Griffin, Irene Earl, Mabel Ward,
Patty Parker, Rose Varga, Marilyn Frank, Betsy
Western, Harolyn Hyatt, Sondra White, Lucise
Anderson, Judith Hauser, Mr. Machles.
lst Row-Dixie Hyatt, Wanda Knapp, Eleanor
Paramore, Judy Emch, Rena Murray, Marolyn Fye,
Joanne Ward, Gloria Chase.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
Top Row ll. to r.l-Nancy Logan, Shari Dill,
Lucille Atkinson, Bertha Anderson, Vivian Conklin,
Virginia Coy, Esther Kellar, Carol Meyers, Barbara
Blaha, Jean Cawrse, Doris Poole, Betty Haynes,
3rd Row-Susan Lawrence, Janice Bauer, Frances
Baxter, Loueida Smith, Nita Zimmerman, Barbora
Patchen, Morie Springer, Lila Heitsche, Susan
Guscott, Miriam Howard, Marlene Humphrey, RUTH
2nd Row-Connie Collingwood, Rosemary Hile-
man, Jane Griffin, Irene Earl, Mabel Ward, Patricia
Parker, Rose Varga, Marilyn Frank, Betsy Western,
Harolyn Hyatt, Sondra White, Lueise Anderson,
Judith Hauser, Mr. Machles.
lst Row-Dixie Hyatt, Wanda Knapp, Eleanor
Paramore, Judy Emch, Rena Murray, Morolyn Fye,
Joanne Ward, Gloria Chase.
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IUNIOR HICH BAND
Standing-Ronald Baker, Mr. Machles.
Second row--Jim Shibley, Tom Porter, Carl Chandler, Eddie Shaver, Don Jackson
First row-Jim Mitchell, Barrie Hauser, Sandra Sutherland, Lois Allem, Mary Lee
Richards, Ariane Barnes, Beverly Fank.
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Standing lleft to right! : Irene Earl, Gordon Marett,,Mary Lou Garrison,
Dean Hansen, Dixie Hyatt, Gloria Chase, Dan Bauer, Gaylord White, Dick
Hines, Gerald King, Marilyn Frank.
First row: Jane Griffin, Vivian Conklin, Roger Harner, "Spot", Phil Hop-
kins, Oron Wilcox, Mr. Sobers,
The Spring play, "State Fair", was presented this year by the National Thespian So-
ciety. State Fair, an outstanding novel, was made into two major motion pictures as well
as the play. The story is as follows:
The Frake family leaves for the State Fair with Mother and Dad taking their entries
for contests: home made pickles and the hog, Blue Boy. The younger Frakes, Margy and
Wayne, find their own interests: Margy, the roller coaster, and Wayne, the "hoopla"
stand. Both Margy and VVayne are romantically interested at home-in I-larry and Elea-
nor-but they are ready for a State Fair fling. Margy meets Pat, a columnist, and Wayne
meets Emily, who attends fairs with her father.
As the week passes, Motl1er's pickles begin to get surprising publicity, and Blue Boy's
fame grows to tremendous proportions. The older Frakes do not suspect Pat's hand in this
for they do not know what his profession is.
With the approaching end of the fair, VVayne and lX-Targy both must make difficult
decisions concerning the two people in their lives. As it turns out, everyone is happy
about the decisions they make, and the Frake family leaves the State Fair with many
Last Spring our class very successfully presented a three-act comedy, "Cheaper By
Because of the new building which was built on
the west end of the track, the "Cats" couldn't have
any home meets. Even though the boys couldn't do
anything but practice short runs, they Put on some
rlhe "Cats" opened theiseason at Amherst. Bill
Randleman set a track record in the 100 yard dash
Crime 10.4 sec.D. The boys put forth all they had,
but Amherst had a very good track team. Final score,
Amherst 77, New London 41.
The "Cats" next traveled to Vermilion, and the
boys wanted a victory very badly. New London got
7 first, 6 second, and 8 third places. Vermilion got
first, 5 second, and 4 third places. The final score
was New London-60, Vermilion-58.
The team then journeyed to the Firelands League
IX-'leer in Sandusky. The boys put on a good showing
at this meet with Clinton Plandleman and Bill Ran-
dleman placing first in their running events and the
Standing lleft to rightl-Coach Wable, Creighton Staschlce, Royce Ganz,
Lyle Moff.t, Dean Hansen, John Randleman, Ted Hardy, Clinton Randle-
man, Herb Knapp, mgr,
2nd row-Dave Burner, Larry Granneman, Stanley Switzer, Ronald Run-
kle, Gordon Marett, Robert Streaty, Howard Dura.
lst row - Carl Chandler, Dale Luxon, Ralph Westfall, Bill King, Jim
Brown, Duane Davis, Dave O'Hara.
relay team bringing home another first. New London ,,,,,..lt ,sf - .
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got third in the meet. ,
The District lylcct was held at Nlanslield this year.
Our 2580 yd. relay team, which had not been beaten
all season vt on the b80 yd. relay again. lhis qualified
them for the state. The boys in the relay team were
Clinton liandlcnian, lirank liandlcman, Ted Hardy,
and bill liandleman.
Lettermcn ior the season were: Howard Dura, Tom
Nestor, lioycc Ganz, led Hardy, Dean Hansen, Gor-
don iylarett, Lyle lvloffit, Clinton liandleman, and
The Wildcats succeeded in gaining the county
championship in the 1953 season with a record of 5
games won, 2. lost.
For the first game they traveled to North Fairfield
and were defeated ll to 10 in a twelve-inning game.
then they vient to Greenwich for the tournament.
After defeating Vlfakenian 5 to 3, and Greenwich 3
to 1, the "Cats" advanced to the county finals where
they beat lylonroeville by a score of 4 to 2.
At the district tournament in Clyde, they again
won from lX'lonrueville, 5 to l, but were defeated in
the second game by Portage 2 to O, on a one-hitter.
Those who were on last year's baseball team were:
David Twaddle, Ken Downing, Bill Dunnii, Bill Har-
ner, Gordon Marettiii, Ted lflardyii, Bob VVhite, Prog-
er Harrzert, Tom Nestorik, joe Vlfulfem, Gaylord
Dunn Rolland Rae Burton Carl Chandler, Dan Bauer Darrel Stoner
First row Herb Knapp mgr Richard Nestor Roger Harner, Duck Hines
Howard Duta Nathan Potts, Ted Hardy
Standing lleft to rightl-Gerald Case, Gordon Marett, Tom Nestor, Bill
Left to right: Marie Springer, Dianne McCullough, Gail
Thompson, Joanne Ward, Charlotte Poole, Susan Lawr-
ence, Betsy Western.
The main purpose of this library is to enrich the lives of the
people in our community and school. The actual use the pub-
lic makes of the library is the only reward for the work being
clone. This year the total circulation increased to 230,644
books, and H13 lenders. Other signs of growth are the new
rural book service, the increase of high school employees, and
the addition of 732. books, a new World Book Encyclopedia
and a new Atlas to the bookshelves.
There were many events this past year which were held for
the purpose of better acquainting the public with the facilities MRS- FRENCH " LIBRARMN
Offered- Af 1110 lJCgiH1'1iDg Of the YCHI, there WHS 2111 Open house for the faculty with the theme of "An Apple
for the Teacher". Following' that came an open house, an antique show, plus a new bookcase display in mem-
ory of Stella Townsend. These events commemorated both the annual National Bookweek and New London's
one hundreclth anniversary. Later there was a Valentine party for the faculty of the rural schools CFitchville,
Glarksfield and lflartlandl, who are using the library and whose pupils will later enter New London High School.
The continuation of our student library plan, which now includes seven girls, has contributed much to the
success of the library this year. The student librarians are: Betsy VVestern, senior, Dianne McCullough, Char-
lotte Poole, and Ioanne Ward, juniors, and Susan Lawrence, Marie Springer and Gail Thompson, sophomores.
The present Board of Trustees for the library is: Mr. Kenneth Kirkpatrick, pres.g Mrs. Ark Gilbert, vice pres.g
Mrs. S. B. Cummings, Mrs. Gerald Fowdon, Mrs. Harold Pmingler, Mr. E. Schacht and Mrs. Marjory French,
SCHCLARSH P TEAM
Biology-Ronnie Runkle, Rodney Strong.
General Science-Dave Burner, Robert Geyer.
Cllelnistry-Jack Hubbard, Paul Porter.
Algebra I-Connie Collingwood.
Plane Geometry-Marie Springer, Gail Thompson.
American History-Coleen Benear, James Pierce.
World History-Bill Dunn, john Marett.
Senior Social Studies-Gloria Chase, Iane Griffin.
English I-lean Gawrse, Ioan Schneider.
English ll-Thomas Day, Susan Lawrence.
English lll-Sara Marett, Joanne Ward.
English IV-Marilyn Frank, Betsy Western.
Spanish I-Judy Emch, Nita Zimmerman.
Bookkeeping I-Dixie l-lyatt, Lyle Neel.
Girls' Intramural Basketball Champions Boys' Intramural Basketball Champlons
Standing ll. to r.l - Betsy Western, Top row H To ry Dean Hansen Tom
Gloria Chase, Dorothy Ryan, Dixie Hy- Nestor, Don Everman
aft- . . Q. lst row Phul Hopkins Dan Bauer
lst row - Lucille Atkinson, Vivian Creighton Staschke Nathan ports
Conklin, Irene Earl,
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l'Vest Emi Creeizlzouse
Rey:-zolrls Lzimlzer Cornpaziy
Smith Tire Sales
Teri-zer Ford Sales
Clark Brotlzers' Garage
A. aml P. Fooal Store
Parco News Service
Mobil Gas Station
Sackett- Eastman Funeral Home
Perry Chevrolet, Inc.
Ufesteru Auto Associate Store
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