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Page 17 text:
With all due regard to those who may think us otherwise, we,
the exceedingly intelligent and superior members of the class of
1953, after struggling through twelve years of severe mental tor-
ture to attain this high and esteemed accomplishment, believe it is
now our right and duty to set forth this last will and testament, thus
declaring null and void all other wills previously made by us. We
here and now, being of able body and sound mind, do will our sole
possessions to the following worthy people and groups.
I, BETTY WEIR -- will my red hair to anyone with nerve enough
to wear it.
I, PAT SHONK -- will my nickname "Hogan" to Beverly Harper.
I, NONA RIGDON -- will my right to swear under my breath in
typing class to anyone who can get away with it.
I, JIM KIRK -- will my little black book of girls addresses to Bob
I, DENNIE SPARROW -- will my right to argue with Miss Laibe in
history class to Dick Stafford.
I, JACK WHITEAMIRE -- will my 20-70 vision to Joe Green.
I, RODNEY DICE -- will my ambition at athletics to Frank Mc-
I, VELMA LYON -- will my hot temper to Lois Levien.
I, PEGGY WALTER -- will my athletic ability to Rosei Medley.
I, GEORGE DEICKERT -- will my right to bust up school property
to Mike Murphy.
I, JOHN BOGER -- will my right to get kicked out of Marion by
the Police to Gene Ault.
I, MARY LOU COCI-IRAN -- will my right to be late every morning
to Jimmie Cain.
I, SUSIE REED -- will my right to be a cheerleader four years in
a row to Mary Hunt.
I, MYRON ARMBRUSTER -- will my right to speak out in class
without being called on to Ronnie Groves.
To the teachers:
MR. RETTERER -- we leave "x" the unknown quantity with the hope
that someday he will find it.
MISS LAIBE -- we leave a new notebook for history notes.
MRS. NEILSEN -- we leave all the old eraser dust left on our type-
MR. WALLS -- we leave a new bottle of smelling salts that has some
"kick" to it.
MR. HARPER -- we leave a wide-awake, intelligent, and talkative
MISS SCRANTON -- we leave a suit of armor to protect her from
MR., LINDSAY -- we leave our old pencil stubs to keep the school's
Page 16 text:
As Junior High students we had fewer, but more difficult sub-
jects to study. We did not remain in one room for our classes as
we had previously done in the grades. We changed classes just
like the high school students did.
Since the Junior High was composed of both the seventh and
eighth grades, the class officers were members of both grades.
It was our first experience at electing officers, but we felt that those
we elected were capable ones. We elected: Robert Howe of the
eighth grade, pre sidentg Dixie Bodell, seventh grade, vice-president,
Margaret Martin, eighth grade, Sec. and Treas.g student council,
Betty Phillips of the eighth grade and Velma Lyon of the seventh
Elsie Boganwright joined us, but Dixie Bodell moved away so
our total number remained the same as that of the previous year.
During our eighth grade, we gained two new members, Peggy
Walter from Kirkpatrick, and George Deickert from Patterson,
Twenty-one eager classmates entered the ninth grade. We were
all looking forward to the time when we could march up onto the
platform and receive our diplomas. We were initiated in grand
and glorious style by the sophomores. Joe Chamberlin, Larry Nie-
derhauser, and Jesse Wells swelled our enrollment to twenty-four.
We held one bake sale during the year to begin our class fortune.
Due to the loss of our money, we started our sophomore year
penniless. We lost Elsie Boganwright, Gene Ault, Charles Butcher,
Barbara Miller, Larry Niederhauser, and Jesse Wells, and gained
Cassie Coulter and Dennie Sparrow. A bake sale and ticket-selling
project for the Community Club were our only money-making ven-
tures. Our class rings were ordered during the second semester.
The size of our class began to dwindle during our junior year.
We lost five of our members, Joe Chamberlin, Cassie Coulter, Jim
Detwiler, Dick Detwiler, and Ronnie Reed. Our class rings were
delivered to us two weeks after school started. Money-making
projects were really begun in earnest. We earned about S300 by
selling candy and pop at the football and basketball games, and by
selling vanilla. During the first semester, our class presented
the play, "A Ready Made Family." On May 10, the juniors played
host to the senior class and faculty for the annual Junior-Senior
Banquet at the Greenlawn Inn, at Crestline.
We began our senior year with a feeling of mingled gladness
and sadness to think that this was to be our last year to work to-
gether as a class. Shortly after the beginning of the year, Dorothy
Osborne withdrew, leaving our class with an enrollment of four-
teen. Many long hours of work were donated to selling advertise-
ments and getting our yearbook ready for publication. We hope
to earn enough money to finance our senior trip by printing a year-
book and by presenting a Senior Class Play.
At the end of this year, we will leave Caledonia High School to
take our places as citizens in a far different world from that which
we have already known.
Page 18 text:
The year? 1963, time surely has flown. I've just finished supper and settled
down in my favorite chair to look at this week's "Life". I see that it has a pic-
ture of a football star on the cover. Wait a minute, that isn't any ordinary foot-
ball player, that's JACK WHITEAMIRE, the famous quarterback for Notre Dame.
You'd think anybody with Jack's money would have made good in the political
world. Well, one never can tell!
As I turn the page I see that NONA RIGDON'S world famous dog kennels
were raided by a group of fleas. Poor Nona, one would never have thought she
would have gone to the dogs after being around birds the early part of her life.
Well, well. What's this? Why a picture of a mansion built by that famous
multi-millionaire, MYRON ARMBRUSTER. The caption under the picture says
that Myron hit the jackpot on one of those "You Take All" quiz programs. And
here I thought Myron would be a professional artist.
I see that the next page is entitled "Agriculture". I wonder if there is any-
one here that I know. Why, of course, I should have known that was GEORGE
DEICKERT pictured with his 2000 head of Holsteins. It was rumored that George
wanted to be a dress designer.
Speaking of dress, I see that BETTY WEIR has gone far in her Modeling
School, she has 541 pupils enrolled at the present time. I thought Betty wanted
to be a grade school teacher.
I see the last page has some pictures from Ohio State University, and I be-
lieve here at the bottom is a picture of JIM KIRK, the Dean at State. Jim surely
has advanced rapidly, everyone thought him to be the romantic type, and as such
should be married by now. But he's still a bachelor. Probably prefers to spread
his charm around.
"Life" surely has some famous people. I wonder if I could find any news
about some of my famous classmates in the "Marion Star". Wow! Look at
those muscles on that fellow. Why it looks like, of course, it is DENNY SPAR-
ROW, the world's greatestwrestler. Whyjust the other night Denny took on three
men single handed ffriends may call at the Timson Allen Funeral I-Iome.l One
might have expected Denny to follow in his father's footsteps.
I see here that MARY LOU COCHRAN has donated two thousand dollars to
a fund for elderly, homeless cats. It seems that Mary Lou was too busy with her
career as a nurse to get married.
Here's another name on the next page that seems familiar. Yes, it's PEGGY
WALTER, famous doctor of Walter Reed Hospital. It seems Peggy has developed
a new cure for fatigue. fThe cure is less workl.
Speaking of less work, I see that PATTY SHONK gave up her job as baby
sitter and is going to enlist in the Waves. "Ship-A-Hoy", Patty.
I-Iere's another item, Mrs. Hinnamon, formerly SUSIE REED, was elected
chairman of the Mothers Club. This was Susie's greatest ambition all through
her high school years.
Why, look at this ad. "Honest John Boger -- your friendly Cadillac dealer".
John surely has come along way from that '36 Plymouth. And here's another
ad. Just look at this dashing fellow whose picture appears in the ad. It's Rod-
ney fBuy it by the truckloadl Dice. I-Ie's the new owner of the ex-Resler Eleva-
tor. Rodney's life ambition was to follow in the footsteps of Solon.
It is really wonderful to be able to relax at home and catch up on all of one's
old classmates. But the "Star" always carries a good bit of news about the good
old class of '53, partly because VELMA LYON is the editor. Velma actually
achieved her grade school ambition of being a paper girl.
Guess I'll just curl up and take a nap now, after catching up with all the news
of former classmates. Maybe I'll have a dream of even greater fortunes for
the famous members of the class of '53,
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