Swanton High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Swanton, OH)
- Class of 1953
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Text from Pages 1 - 74 of the 1953 volume:
THE SENIOR CLASS
SWANTON HIGH SCHOOL
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As a means of thanking Mrs. Nell Kline
for her many years of hard work and ser-
vice as member and clerk of the school
board, we wish to dedicate the "Pioneer"
of 1953 to her.
She taught one year at the old Center-
ville School. From the years 1912 to
1920 and 1932 to 1952 she was clerk and
board member. She is a member of the
first family to have three generations to
graduate from Swanton High School. She,
her son Stanley, and her grand -daughter
Car ol have obtained their s econdary school-
ing here. We are extremely grateful for
her many efforts and hope this volume
will be a reminder for years to come of
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A rneeting is called to order by the President,
The members of the yearbook staff deem it an honor to
have the privilege of expressing, on behalf of the stu-
dents and faculty, their feeling of gratitude and ap-
X preciation for the members of the Board of Ed-
ucation, Since the Board of Education works
in the back ground, we often over-look
V the important fact, that its behind-the
scene s activitie s have much to do with
affairs out in front--our school
as we see it and live 1t. The
new building and equipment, , ,lrll
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justly proud this year--were pioneered PQ:
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Q3 good school, is, that we have a good Board of Education.
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This freshman class will be the first grad-
'uating class to complete its four years of high
school in the new building, This class has 93
members--49 boys and 44 girls who have been
organized to work together for the good of the
school. Their first class project was the float
entered in the Corn Festival Parade
The officers elected to guide the class are
as follows: President, Robert Wahlg vice-pres-
ident, Peter Najariang secretary, Joyce Burgang
treasurer, James Ward. We feel these fresh-
men will continue to share their work and
plishments together in the years to come.
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FIRST ROW: Mr. Bonam,
John Langenderfer Bruce Vaughan Sharon Cam '
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Don Scherzer' SECOND ROW: R0SemarY Smlth, Ralph Kling, Bob Brodbeck, Jim Mroczkowski, David Ball
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The Student Council strives to foster co-operation fac-
tween the students and faculty, to develop a respect for all
school property, and to promote and maintain a good school
The organization is composed of the class presidents
from each of the upper four classes, two representatives
elected at largeg two each from the senior and junior classes,
one each from the sophomore and freshman classesg and one
from each organization,
All members must maintain an average grade of C in
all subjects combined. Various committees are appointed
and held responsible for special duties such as: shining tro-
phies, making poster frames, and obtaining information on
the curriculum of other BCh0O1S.
The officers for the year are: John Langenderfer , pres -
identg Bruce Vaughn, vice presidentg Sharon Camp, secre-
taryg Bonnie Myers, treasurer.
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The Library Club was organized in 1940, The Club was organized at the request of pupils who
desired an intellectual activity and one that would promote their scholastic rating in college. They
receive 1f2 credit a year in high school for assisting in the library three periods a week. They are
prepared for college and to work in the college library.
The pupils become accomplished at desk Work, checking in and out books helping pupils, shelv.
ing, filing, building up picture collections, research, and library supervision. Officers for the
club for the vear were: Donna Franklin, presidentg Warren Roehrig, vice-presidentg and Kay Dham-
berlain, secretary and treasurer.
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ulldogs Set Gr'd Record
FIRST ROW: Robert Saxer, James Mroczkowski, Karl Koepfer, Carl Buehrer, Jerry Perkins, James Mason
SECOND ROW: Richard Runnels, Louie Pilliod, Howard Badgett, James Pennarnon, Robert Blayz Bruce
Vaughan, Robert Carroll. THIRD ROW: Kent Welch, Bill Koepfer, Tom Urban, Lloyd Raker, Larry Dunbar
James Pethe, Marion Alleman, Gary Hallett, FOURTH ROW: Coach Ellis Dunrneyer, Keith Berkebile
Donald Coutcher, Paul Longlott, Allen Hall, Hezkiah Thompson, Jerry Thomas, Jerry Thoma FIFTH ROW
Robert Stoup, Steve Geer, Robert Bloomer.
The 1952-53 Bulldog football team was one of the
outstanding organizations of Swanton High School.
Their record shows that much hard practicing and
fine coaching went into those few weeks. Never
before in the history of this high school has a re-
cord been made to top Coach Dunmeyer's Eleven.
Eight wins and one loss will be hard to surpass in
the years to come.
The Swanton Bulldogs opened their football season
with an impressive 65-0 victory over Hicksville,
The team went all out on a scoring spree, tallying
10 touchdowns .
The Holland gridders nipped Swanton's M. V. L.
hopes witha 7 -6 victory over the Bulldogs . Swan-
ton's only score came when Lloyd Raker intercept-
ted a Holland pas s . Contention over the extra point
kick continued for long after the final whistle.
In the next game, S, H, S, trampled a confident
Maumee team, 34-12. Touchdowns were made by
Raker, Dunbar, Mason, and Hallett's passing.
The Bulldog's went touch-dovm crazy for the sec-
ond time in four starts to whip Ottawa Hill'sElev-
en 51-7 on the Hill's gridiron. One of the high-
lights of the game was Jim Mason's 70 yard punt
return, anda similar play by Captain Bruce Vau-
ghan of 65 yards.
Anthony Wayne's defeat 20-0 was the Dun-
meyer Eleven's third win in four starts. Dun-
bar and Mason tallied the TD s. During the half
Bonnie Myers was crowned as the Homecoming
Queen. Her attendents were: Deanie Jascur,sen-
iorg Joyce Brodbeck, juniorg Marcella Zientek,
sophomore: and Barbara Perkins, freshrnan.
Swanton racked up its fourth win of the season by
defeating the under -rated Wauseon team. Raker
and Mason did the honors in the scoring field. Dim-
bar connected for three extra points.
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Kick 'em high! Pass 'em low!
In what many considered the top game of the sea
son Swanton's Varsity Eleven edged Bedford Rura
of Michigan 14-13. The Bulldogs took the lead i
the second period on a 27 yard sprintby Lloyd Rak
er. Dunbar's PAT was good to give the S, H. S.
boys a 7-0 half-time advantage. Bedfordbounder-
back in the third period with two quick tallies t
plunge ahead 13- . Swanton recovered in the las
quarter, however, on a three yard plunge TD an
the extra point, both being registered by Larry
Dunbar. It was Bedford's second defeat in 19
starts, and Swanton's fifth straight victory.
The Bulldogs racked up their sixth straight victor
and third shut-out of the season as they soundly
trou.nced Montpelier's High School Locomotives
Z7-O. Dunbar, Mason,and Hallett were given cre
dit for the touchdowns.
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The Bulldogs swamped Delta's Panthers 54-0 in a
contest in which all the backfield men played a
prominent part. With the score standing at 1,3-O
at the half,the Purple and White continued to blast
away led by Mason's three touchdowns and a 79
yard Mason-to -Raker pass in the final period. The
54 point total exactly doubled the 1952. 27-O drub-
bing inflicted by Delta.
Besides hours of practice, another factor that
might have made the Bulldogs a Winning team
was the practically new bleachers and loudspeaker
system. These new conveniences could very well
have inspired the team to new glory. The b1eaCh..
ers with their cement block windbreak encouraged
and held more spectators who, in turn, gave heav-
ier support to the team. The loudspeaker was
a great convenience to the spectators who were
not familiar with the players, These aids were
made possible by the Booster's Club.
In recognition of the season, the annual football
banquet, sponsered by the Swanton Commerce
Club, was held in the Knights of Columbus Dining
Hall on December 10, 1952. The most valuable
player award was given to Jim Mason who was
veryworthy of this honor . Sam Monetti presented
Coach and his trophies!
the team with a beautiful trophy for outstanding
sportsmanship throughout the seas on. Both Coach
Ellis Dunmeyer and junior high Coach Byron Rad-
ebaugh were presented with a trophy and awarm-
up jacket, respectively, for their efforts,
The junior high football team concluded another
successful football season witha 5-O record. This
was the second straight year that the team has
Due to the excellent coaching of Coach Byron Rad -
ebaugh, the S. H. S, junior high gridders contri-
buted a fine performance of sportsmanship and
ability both on and off the field. Mr. Radebaugh
has recieved letters complimenting him on the
exceptional behavior of the players.
The S, H, S, junior high triumphs are as follows:
Oct. Z Maumee Valley Day School 31 -7
Oct. 9 Delta 13-6
Oct. 16 Wauseon 2.1-0
Oct. 22 Napoleon 7-0
Oct, 30 Holland ZU-u
Our Captain - - -Bruce Vaughan
We want a touchdown!
FIRST ROW: Marlene Clark, Julia Corwin, Leah Rae Witker, Mary Ann Damaske, Connie Rinkle, Betty Camp
Suzanne Shaffer, Ila Mae Noe. SECOND ROW: Pat Faber, Joyce Doren, Dorothy Fuller, Shirley Norris,
Marjorie Ruggles, Marilyn Matheny, Janet Ball, Irene Harding, Bonnie Myers, Joanne Noe. THIRD ROW:
Elaine Belcher, Mary Joanne Faber, Norma Wiles, Lois Barnes, Priscilla Witker, Elaine Bowers, Joyce
Brick, Sue Curtis. FOURTH ROW: Carol Franklin, Sue Rinkle, Lymn Heuerman, Vera Pennock, Marilyn Clay
Wayne George, William Seeman, Janice Noe, Carol Kunz, Sharon Pinkstone, Jim Bradford, Dale Poorman
Barbara Bradford, Mary Ellen Mosher, Tamara Bloom, Janet Gladfelter, Jeri Witker, Mary Lee Kahle, Ivlr.
Girten, Director, FIFTH ROW: David Sperling, Kathryn K1-asula, David Leonard, Melvin Shaffer, Ralph Kling
James Craig, William Daniels, Warren Roehrig, Robert Fuller, William Pearse, Dorothy Stukey, Sharon Evertt
John Jewell, Larry Sunday, David Ball, Jerry Thomas, Fred Damaske, Arlene Bower.
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Band members became car washers and gasoline dis-
pensers when Way'ne's Sohio Gas Station was turned over
to them for an entire Saturday. The proceeds were used
for sound -proofing .
When the football season was over, the Band Moth-
er s presented them with the annual band banquet. At
the banquet those who were outstanding in appearance
during the season received cash awards. All of the
seniors were given pins, according to the number of
years that they had been in band,
The band gives an annual concert in May. Besides
this concert we played before the student body in as-
sembly. Also the band played for the March of Dimes
program. From the concert band members are chosen
to play in the Fulton County Music Festival,
The band program for school students is a year
round event. Many become outstanding musicians, and
go on in music as their life work.
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With the end of the school year, the band members
begin to think about the summer marching that is to be
Mr. Girten makes up a schedule, with a practice
every Tuesday night. The band members then start to
get in shape for the parades and concerts. The first
parade of the season is the Memorial Day parade. Then
as the surnnier goes on the band participates in other
parades. At the Holland weplaced second. At Jackson,
Michigan and Delta we received first ratings. A concert
was played in Metamora, and other parades were held
in Bryan and Lyons. At the Fulton County Fair the
band played a concert in front of the grand stand. Con-
nie Rinkle, our faithful druxn rnajor, received a trophy
for the best twirler in the county, in stiff competition.
Because of their faithfulness to the band and to Mr.
Girten, the Band Mother's rewarded the students with a
picnic at Pokagan State Park, where swirnrning and
games were enjoyed.
As school started the band members began their
marching practice for the football games. There was
a practice held every Tuesday night plus the period set
aside for practice during school hours. The banddid
some very fast marching and played some very difficult
pieces, besides their formations.
Connie Rinkle, Drum Major
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tonight will be in for a good time.
The dance will be held from 9:00
until 12:00 and you can dance to
your hearts' content for only 75c.
The gym will be brightly doc-
erated with snow falling from the
ceiling and many large Christmas
trees around the room. To fur-
nish a sleighful of music, Jerry
Baum's orchestra will be seated
in a sleigh at one end of the door.
Just in case you get hungry or
thristy, cookies and punch will
Come to the Stardust Ball your-
self and bring your friends with
yicgi. You'l1 have a wonderful
SENIOR GIRLS ABC'S
Gratifying-Ila Mae Noe
Inseparable-Connie Rinkle and
Outstanding-A11 of the senior
Short-Barbara Lake and Alice
outhful-Ida Mae Robinson
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On Tuesday, April 7, Swanton'sI
juniors along with other high'
school students in Fulton County
journeyed to Wauseon to attend
Career Day. I
Purpose of the event is to help
students in choosing a career by
giving advice and information on
various professions and occupa-
tions. Each student had four elec-
tive and two required courses to
Pnnrsns wnrn' -
high school students representing
83I counties were winners in the
preliminary tests of the sixth an-
nual Ohio History, Government
and Citzenship competition spon-
sored by Ohio University.
Fulton County winner was our
own Fred Damaske. He will re-
ceive a two-day expenses-paid
visit to Ohio University on No-
vember 21 and 22. Congratula-
I The annual March of Dimes
Icampaign is on. Proceeds go to,
.aid polio patients. This drive is'
Iespecially deserving because polio
fis the only epidemic disease i.n
Ithe United States still on the in-
A Variety Show will be given
in the school auditorium Friday
Ievening, January 23, to which the
public is invited. The school will
,contribute several numbers: the
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Saturday was Band'-
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and service were delivc
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ceeds went to the band.
pumping gas, pouring +
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sound proofing the musil
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Tfie sophomore class, under the guidance of its
sponsors, Miss Brandon, MT- Daniels, and Mr.
Eaton, has improved considerably in a year's time.
They seem to have settled down to a more peace-
ful school life and now take their problems in stride
instead of running roughshod through the halls like
gr eenhorn freshmen.
Various dances have been sponsored by the sopho
more class which benefit all students.
The officers who led the sophomores through
the year include: Jerry Sharples, presidentg Bob
Saxer, vice presidentg Helen Buckenmeyer, sec-
retaryg and Howard Kurth, treasurer.
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FIRST ROW: Mary Fears, Connie Rinkel, Georgia Leffel, Barbara Wagner, Deanie Jascur, Mary Marti
Marlene Clark, Joyce Brodbeck. SECOND ROW: Advisor, Mrs. Carpenter, Mary Pahl, Carol Kethel,
Josephine Span, Arlene Bower, Victoria Simms, Ila Mae Noe, Mary Ellen Mosher. THIRD ROW:
Alice Piper, Sue Curtis, Pat Faber, Hazel Puehler, Marilyn Matheny, Dorothy Stukey, Vera Pennock,
Anita Hagerman, Bonnie Jean Mohr.
Swanton High School has three individual Y-Teen
groups which are apart of the national Y , W, C. A.
The purpose of the Y -Teens is to create and main-
tain a high Christian standard throughout the home ,
school, and community.
Mrs. Carpenter sponsers the senior Y-Teens
with Marilyn Matheny as president, Joyce Brod-
beck, vice-president, Bonnie Jean Mohr, secre-
taryg and Carol Kethel, treasurer.
The sophomore Y-Teens are advised by Mrs.
Titgemeyer . The president is Helen Buckenmeyer
vice-president, Roxanne Gilgerg secretary, Ger-
aldine Van Dykeg and treasurer, Shirley Norris,
The freshmanY-Teens president is Barbara Per-
kins, vice-president, Dolores Drenneng secretary,
Deanna Carpenter, and treasurer, Doris Hallett.
Mrs. Bushong is their advisor,
Among the activities of these Y-Teen groups are
sponsoring dances, attending inter-club council,
bake sales, fudge sales, and group discussion
meetings. Both inforrnal and formal initations
are held for new members.
FIRST ROW: Janet Converse, Roxanne Gilger, Marcella Zientek, Leatrice Wielinski, Beverly Baker, Mary Jane
Bowman. SECOND ROW: Betty Bryan, Ruby Mosher, Shirley Norris, Helen Buckenrneyer, Marjorie Ruggles,
Joanne Zeller, Kathryn Krasula. THLRD ROW: Suzanne Shaffer, Lois Jacquot, Carol Kunz, Marilyn Clay,
Shirley Toth, Wilma Puehler.
FIRST ROW: Delores Drennan, Mariarlene Eisel, Doris Hallett, Mary Lou Zeigler, Norma Jordan, Rose Mary
Grabarczyk, Marilee Kahle, Joyce Pickett. SECOND ROW: Mrs. Bushong, Norma Jean Flesh, Deanna Carpenter,
Elaine Belcher, Nancy Haley, Elaine Bowers, Phyllis Culler, Barbara Bradford, Mary Joanne Faber, Nancy Elton
THIRD ROW: Joyce Burgin, Barbara Perkins, Betty Camp, Julia Corwin, Sharon Everett, Beatrice Pacynski,
Pat Hamilton, Barbara Hill.
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TOP ROW: Jeri Witker, Audre
y Glenn, Jeanette Drabik, Sue Welch, Marilyn Elton, Janet Gladfelter Carol
Dennis, THIRD ROW: Sharon Pinkstone, Ruth Jacob, Shirley Sadowski, Eloise We's Sh' l ,
1 s, ir ey Frederick,
Joyce Miller, Pat I-Iouser, Anna Niner. SECOND ROW: Bonnie Myers, Marlene Klein, Charlotte Mos sing,
Diana Kline, Nancy Koepfer, Janette Ball, Donna Franklin. FIRST ROW: Beverly Whaley, Catherine Cham-
berlain, Ruth Franklin, Lora Kelley, Pat Mikola, Janet Fritzsche, Joy Ann Von Saggern, Charlotte Coutcher.
G,A.A, stands for Girls' Athletic Association,
the organization that strives to emphasize whole-
some recreation, good sportsmanship in defeat
as well as victory, interest in the welfare of the
school, and outstanding leadership.
Any sophornore,junior, or senior girl who takes
an active part in intrarnurals, and has at least a
"B" average in physical education is eligible to
submit a letter to the organization requesting
admission. These letters are read before the
group for discussion and approval. Then a vote
is taken for the acceptance of the new members.
The G,A,A, solves its financial problems by
selling refreshments at- the basketball and foot-
ball garnes. This year they broke a record by
exceeding 58300, They are planning to purchase
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sored the Christmas dance, "Stardust Ball" and
a March of Dimes Dance.
The girls have a point system by which they re-
ceive credit for working for the organization and
partaking in various activities, Emblems, let-
ters, and pins are given as awards for rnaking
Miss Brandon, the sponsor, tooka great respon-
sibility in encouraging and helping the girls have
such a successful year.
The officers are: president, Bonnie Myersg vice-
president, Ruth Jacob, secretary, Donna. Frank-
ling and treasurer, Shirley Sadowski.
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Our Swanton Bulldogs, sparked by five senior letter-
men, won the first Maumee Valley League champion-
ship in the school's history by topping Ottawa Hills
in the championship game at Ottawa Hills, 66-64,
in a never -to-be-forgotten thriller. After trailing
by 14 points at the half, the Bulldogs began to click
in the second half and won out in the final hectic
minutes. Carl Buehrer tied the score at 61 all with
2 minutes to go, Then two foul shots each by Blayz
and Kling and one by Buehrer clinched the champion-
ship. Blayz hit for 18 points and Buehrer for 17
in this game. Dunbar was also outstanding.
The Swanton Bulldogs defeated the Scott Bulldogs
by a one-point margin, 52-51, on the Scott court.
After a see saw struggle Langenderfer broke the tie
with a foul shot in the last three seconds of playing
time to give SHS its second win of the season.
T he s e c ond game with Holland was decided in a
h e c ti c 3 - minute overtime. The regulation game
ended in a 52-52 tie. Buehrer and Carroll came
Swanton was eliminated from the sectional tourna-
ment when they were defeated by Wauseon, 51-46,
in one of their poorest performances of the year.
Larr y Dunbar sparkled for the Bulldogs with 21
points but he got little help from his team-mates and
that ended the 1952-53 season for SHS .
Larry Dunbar was awarded a trophy for proficiency
in foul shooting and Robert Carroll received a trophy
for being the varsity rebound champion. The Toledo
Blade's all M VL first team included Carl Buehrer
and R ob e r t B l ayz , and the second team included
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The three leading re-
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Carl Buehrer 255 Robert Carroll 241
Jim Mason 135 Jim Mason 237
Robert Carroll 168 Carl Buehrer 192
through for Swanton, and the game finished with the
Bulldogs winning with a 60-56 score,
Swanton's last quarter drive at the first Ottawa Hills
game fell short by one point with Blayz making 11
points in the final period. Hills' Baunach hit two
fo ul s ho t s with 5 seconds remaining to hand SHS
their only league defeat.
Blayz collected the highest points made by any player
of S HS in any one game in 1952 at the Perrysburg
game by racking-up 25 points. The game with this
GNC memb er was the best and smoothest game
played all year by the Bulldogs who had their fast
break working to perfection, and virtually ran to a
The combined scores of Swanton, 76, and Ros sford,
60, established a record in the Rossford fieldhouse
for th e lar g est number of points obtained in any
During the season Swanton tackled three GNC teams,
and defeated them with ease. Besides Rossford and
Perrysburg, the Bulldogs also defeated Whitmer of
the Great Northern Conference, 64-45.
The team's over-all 12 won and 9 lost record was
the be st since the 1947-48 season for a SHS cage
41 Metamora 44
62 Delta 56
46 Waite 57
52 Scott 51
45 Anthony Wayne 38
61 Holland 56
57 Ottawa Hills 58
69 Perrysburg 58
59 Delta 44
54 Archbold 69
52 Bryan 59
68 Anthony Wayne 60
57 Fulton 62
60 Holland 56
76 Ros sford 60
66 Ottawa. Hills 64
64 Whitmer 45
49 Wauseon 54
Mr . Mar tin
Dan Langenderfer, Pete Najarian, Gary Hallett, Jerry Perkins, James
Mroczkowski, Jim Lambert, Jack Robinson, Tom Camp, Dick Runnels
KNEELING: Jim Ward
anton' s reserve squad also had an outstanding
a. s on as they notched up a fine l4 won and 4 lost
ord and gained second place in the Maumee
ley League. Displaying some excellent team-
rk and fancy shooting, the boys gave promise
mother banner season next year.
five leading scorers were:
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Coach and his boys!
Ronald Fitzsimmons Alvin Kruez
FIRST ROW Jlm Bradford Robert Merrlll Secar1o Duran Jun Noe Harold Heath Kent
Judson SECOND ROW Pete Watts Charles Guernsey B111 Bryan Dave Proudfoot B111
Damels D1ck McQuade Joe Duran Raymond Strusloff Lloyd Black Mgr. THIRD ROW
George To1ford Jun Denms Jerry Taynor Jerry Flemrnmg Coach Dunmyer, Ronald
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The Art Club is perhaps the small-
est organization in high school, but
it is rapidly growing in popularity.
The accomplishments of the Art Club
have been frequently displayed on
bulletin boards in the school and have
often received favorable criticism.
Mr. Girten supervises the activities
of the club.
The Camera Club, directed by Mr.
Titgemeyer, has been quite success-
ful in teaching its member s about the
parts and functions of the camera.
The Camera Club was originally for rn
ed a fewyears ago to take in the sur-
plus members who couldn't get in the
Photography Club. The club's main
purpose now is to give future Photo-
graphy Club members experience
before they learn to develop and prirt
pictures. Officers forthe year were:
David Sperling, presidentg Dale Poor -
rnan, vice-presidentg Jerry Taynor,
secretaryg and Bob Bloomer, trea-
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This group of boys was organized to create, main-
tain, and extend high standards of Christian charac-
ter throughout the school and corrununity,
In order to carry out their high standards of school
character proposed in their constitution, they put up
posters urging cleanliness throughout the school.
The officers are: president, Tom Camp, vice-presi-
dent, Jerry Smith, secretary, Jerry Thomas, treasur-
er, Jerry Robinson,
FIRST RCW: Mr. Radebaugh, Pete Watts, Eddie Raus h J'
c , 1m Ward, Jerry Smith, Kenneth Kreuz, Donald Scher-
zer, William Kidder. SECOND ROW: George Tolford, Robert Babos, Jerry Flemming, Jim Lambert, Milton
Keener, Ronald Stinson, Ralph Houser. TOP ROW: David Proudfoot, Peter Najarian, David Zenk, Paul Longlott,
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Rev. Walter Thomas
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FIRST ROW: Carl Buehrer, Bruce Vaughan, Bob Brodbeck, Bob Slane, Dallas Fought Kent
Welch, Roger El-t0l'1. SECOND ROW: Mr. Daniels, Jack DeLong, Gordon Gilger Loyd Kelley
Bill Cook, Joe Coon. John Robertson. THLRD ROW: Duane Baker, Wilfred Brockhoff Ralph
Kling, Jim Harrison, Paul Brentlinger, Bill Koepfer, Ellsworth Vance, Dick Tavtigan
All films used at SHS are shown by student operators.
These operators are junior and senior boys who have
been trainedby Mr. Daniels or an experienced student
to operate the projector. Films shown at S wanton
are obtained through the State Department of Educa-
tion with no charge for their use. The movie opera-
tors have a very fine record as efficient and careful
handlers of film, Whenever a film is to be shown,
two operators are called from study hall, usually a.
junior and a senior.
SWE III GRADE
FIRST ROW: Mrs. Slaninka, Patricia Norwine, Carolyn Karner, Marla Koepfer, Charles
Kistner, John Clay, James Corwin, Torn Young. SECOND ROW: Tamara Bloom, Barbara
Hoot, Barbara Bryan, Norma Hallman, Robert Merrill, William Roth, John Sadowski,
Keith Boltz. THIRD ROW: Carol Camp, Joann Harrison, Marilyn Boman, Marilyn Boehm,
Howard Puehler, James Noe, Donald Webb, Lloyd Black. FOURTH ROW: Dorothy Fuller,
Terry Olmstead, Dora Boggs, Phyllis Wiland, Richard McQuade, Sesario Duran, David
Richards, Tom Gillen. FIFTH ROW: Sue Perkins, Grace Franklin, Martha Nicely, Howard
Wagner, Lynn Heureman, Richard Bower, Robert Pfaff, John Krasula. SIXTH ROW: Phyllis
Whaley, Janice Faber, Julia. Meyers, Gerald Stinson, William Daniels, Raymond Allen, John
Young. NOT PICTURED: Jerry Matheny, Gary Pozsik, John Daubenmeyer, Galen Bradford,
Sharon Steadman, Elsey Prange, Nancy Bellamy.
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Dawn Tavtigan, Dwight Wallington, Kent Judson, Kenneth Babcock, SECOND
ROW: Norma Wiles, Bonnie Hagerman, Troas Sperling, Joanne Noe, Janice
Noe, Gary Jewell, Tom Krause, Larry Sunday. THIRD ROW: Betty Elkins,
Marie Sheaks, Barbara Gillen, Myrna Hallman, Wayne George, Guy Sutherland,
Ted Bzovi. FOURTH ROW: Irene Harding, Janet Ketring, Kathleen Niner,
Mary Leu, Irene Niner, Robert Bryan, George Meyers, Charles Purdy. FIFTH
ROW: Joyce Brick, Lois Barnes, Priscilla Witker, Janice Bloomer, Sharon
Muller, Tom Zeller, Mike Tressler, Harold Heath. SIXTH ROW: Judy Clark,
Dora Burton, Judy Huff, Sandra Weiss, Bonnie Lemmon, Danny Brown, Glenn
Matheny, Joe Duran. SEVENTH ROW: Sue Rinkel, Mary Edith Griffin, Lynn
Lawecki, Carol Ward, Terry Vance, Charles Clay, Robert Morse, Raymond
Steusloff, EIGHTH ROW: Barba.r
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FIRST ROW: Ila Mae Noe, Pianist, Calivn Miller, Goerge Tolford, Jerry
Sharples, John Kreuz, Fred Lake, Donald Scherzer. SECOND ROW: Mr. f NU Ld J
Girten, Director, Wilford Brockhoff, Lloyd Raker, Roger Elton, Ralph Kling, LQMI A jf
Richard Runnels, David Leonard. THIRD ROW: James Craig, Jian Mason, Q J
Marion Alleman, Robert Slane, David Ball, James Mroczkowski, Jerry , , in
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Lloyd Raker, Marion Alleman, 39 Fred Damaske, Ralph Kling,
Jim Mason, David Ball. James Craig, James Mroczkowski.
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The Boys' Glee Club is composed of 25 boys. Mr. Girten had try-
outs at the beginning of the year to determine member ship. The Glee
Club sang for the March of Dimes program, the schools'Thanksgiving
program, Spring Music Festival, and all sang in the County Music
The Mixed Chorus is composed of members from the Boys' Glee
Club and Girls' Glee Club. This year 34 students sang at the County
The Girls' Glee Club is composed of 60 members. Not every girl
in school sings in this group, as it is a selected group. The girls
will be Singing on the Spring Music Concert. Some of them also sang
in the county Music Festival,
The Four Maldehydes have done a good deal of singing, They have
sung for several occasions and will favor us on the Spring Concert
The Senior Quartett will also sing on the Spring Concert. They have
sung for several other occasions also,
FIRST ROW: Ida Mae Robinson, Connie Rinkle, Kathryn Krasula, Doris Hallett, Bonnie Myers, Ila Mae Noe,
Elaine Bowers, Joyce Burgan, Shirley Sadowski, Sharon Pinkstone, Ruth Jacobs. SECOND ROW: Betty Camp,
Vera Pennock, Donna Franklin, Pat Faber, Julia Corwin, Carol Kunz, Dorothy Stukey, Janet Ball, Lois Jacquot,
Sue Welch, Pat Mikola, Joyce Doren. THIRD ROW: Mary Lee Kahle, Marlene Clark, Elaine Belcher, Charlotte
Coutcher, Shirley Norris, Anna Niner, Marilyn Elton, Mary Ellen Mosher, Marie Pawlaczyk, Deanna Carpenter
Mary Arlene Eisel, Delores Drennan, Marjorie Ruggles. FOURTH ROW: Georgia Leffel, Anita Hagerman,
Arlene Bower, Alice Piper, Bonnie Mohr, Helen Buckenmeyer, Marilyn Clay, Marilyn Matheny, Sue Curtis,
Nancy Keopfer, Diana Kline, Barbara Bradford, Eloise Weiss, Beatrice Pacynaki, Barbara Hill, Norma Flesh.
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FIRST ROW: Norma Hallnan, Elsie Prang, Terry Olmstead, Phyllis Whaley, Marilyn Boehm, Marla
Keopfer, Kathleen Niner, Mary Leu, Carol Franklin, Sharon Mueller, Joanne Noe. SECOND ROW:
Betty Camp, Betty Elkins, Joanne Harrison, Phyllis Wylie, Marie Sheaks, Janice Noe, Tamara Bloom,
Norma Wiles, Bonnie Hagerman, Janet Ketring, Barbara Hoot, Elizabeth Jones. THIRD ROW: Carol
Ward, Pat Norwine, Jeanne Bryan, Lois Barnes, Lynn Lawecki, Priscilla Witker, Irene Niner, Dorothy
Fuller, Dora Boggs, Martha Nicely, Dawn Tavtigian, Sandra Deck, Sandra Weiss, Nancy Bellamy.
FOURTH ROW: Helen Buckemneyer, Janice Faber, Bonnie Lemmon , Sharon Stidman, Grace Franklin,
Janet Demrnerling, Barbara Fauble, Sue Perkins, Judy Clark, Susan Rinkle, June Gladfelter, Joyce
Brick, Irene Harding, Myrna Hallnan, Troas Sperling, Rosemary Smith.
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On March 7, twelve students from the music
department of Swanton High School entered the
annual music festival of the Northwest Distr ict
of the Ohio Music Education As sociation where
800 music students participated at Scott High
School and Mary Manse College.
Superior ratings went to James Craig, Ralph
Kling, Arlene Bower, all on tromboneg Suzanne
Shaffer,bass c lar in e tg Betty Camp, flute 3
Marjorie Ruggles, French horng and the trom-
bone quartet, composed of James Craig, Fred
Damaske, Jerry Thomas, and Arlene Bower.
Excellent ratings went to Julia Corwin, clari-
netg Elaine Bowers, pianog and Jeri Witker,
Janet Gladfelter and Tamara Bloom were both V
rated very good on their trurnpet solos. i
The trombone quartet received a superior rating
at both the District Contest and the State Contests
Because of unforeseen circumstances, Fred
Damaske was unable to attend the State Finals.
Ralph Kling substituted for Fred and they were
able to maintain their superior rating.
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FIRST ROW: Marjorie Ruggles, Tamera Bloom, Suzanne Shaffe
Julia Corwin, Betty Camp. SECOND ROW: Janet Gladfelter,Fr
Damaske, Jim Craig, Jerry Thomas, Ralph Kling, Arlene Bows
Six having received superior ratings in the Distri
Music competition, Swanton was well represented
at the State Finals held at Bowling Green State Un
Ralph Kling and James Craig each won highest ho:
or for his trombone solo,
Each of the other contestants received an exceller
rating. These included Arlene Bower, Marjorie
Ruggles, Suzanne Shaffer, and Betty Camp,
Again S. H. S. set a record for the year, as thesi
were the most high ratings Swanton has ever re-
ceived. We are very proud of these peopleand ho
they continue in their study of music,
Arlene Bower, Jerry Thomas, Fred Damaske, James Craig
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Frederick Damaske, a junior, won first place in the Ohio
State Scholarship Test, in all divisions of American history
which was given May 1 at Bowling,Green. Fred's score was
144 out of a possible 150 points.
Fred has always been an excellent student having won top
Fulton County honors in his Eighth Grade tests and a trip to
Ohio University last fall as a bonus for his high rating in a
test in Ohio history. Mr. Bonarn was his teacher.
IND US TRIAL ARTS
The Industrial Arts Departrnent, under the direction of Mrs,
E aton , added its share of laurels to Swanton High's list this
year when it garnerej six ribbons and a trophy at the Ohio In-
dustrial Afts Convention held at Columbus, March 26, 27, and
The boys who received awards were as follows: Keith
B e r k eb il e , Richard Sutherland, Jerry Sharples, Raymond
Fritzsche, and Larr y Dunbar. All of the boys but Larrydidi
their work in plastics. Larry did his in metal work. Jerry
did doubly well as he got two ribbons for his work, and repre-
sented Swanton in the Fulton county booth,SP011S01'edbY the TO'
ledo Edison Company.
Two projects from Swanton school received first and fifth
places, respectively, at the Science Fair held at Archbold
First pla. c e was awarded to James Caldwell and Nelson
Hagerman for their A s tr onomi c al Refracting Telescope.
F ifth plac e was awarded to Jerry Fleming for his Illusion
Box, O the r s tudents participating in these exhibits were
John Jewell,Tom Kurth, Loyd Kelley, Eddie Rausch, and Jim
These projects were under the supervision of Mr. Rade-
baugh and Mr. Pfost.
SCHOLAS TIC TESTS
The students pictured h er e , by receiving a one or two
in the prelinriinary scholarship tests, were s ent to Bowling
Green on May 2 to take part in the test held there.
The history students made the best record for Swanton.
Fred Damaske r ate d first in American History in the Div-
ision and Ralph Kling rated Eighth. Janet Gladfelter placed
ninth in World History.
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The "future seniors" have worked hard
during the year at their traditional task of
raising revenue to treat the seniors to the
annual junior-senior prom. The junior's
most profitable enterprise was their class
play which over shadowed the net receipts of
the candy sales.
Jim Mroczkowski was voted the irnpor-
tant position of junior class president with
Dick Tavtigan, vice-presidentg Joyce Brod-
beck, secretaryg and Ralph Kling, treasurer
The faculty advisers include Mrs. Bushong ,
Mr. Bonam, and Mr. Titgerneyer, who keep
the class's affairs running smoothly,
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income consisted of the selling of milk to the
grades, This proved to be a good source of in-
come until the cafeteria went into operation. The
Photography Club has another method of raising
money and amore logical one. That is the print-
ing and selling gf group pictures taken of the grade
The club's meetings and activities have been
run smoothly throughout the year thanks to the
direction of the sponsor, Mr. Daniels and the able
president, Jack Wallington. Other officers are:
Vice-president, James Craigg secretary, Louie
FIRST ROW: Jack Wallington, Fred Damaske, Lloyd Raker, Bill Cook, Joe Coon, Loyd Kelley, Bill Seeman.
SECOND ROW: Kent Welch, Gordon Gilger, Larry Dunbar, Louie Pilliod, Carl Buehrer, Roger Elton, James
Craig, Mr. Daniels. THIRD ROW: Walter Studebaker, John Robertson, Bob Brodbeck, Bob Slane, Dave Ball,
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The Senior Play , GLAMOUR BOY, Was presented Frida
evening, May 1, under the direction of Mrs. Carpenter,
The setting of the play is the office of the high school pri'
cipal fLouie Pilliod, whose secretarylAnn Curtis? is bus
wr iting tardy slips for the football hero QBob Brodbeck
sympathizing with the poor English student Hack Walling
tonl. The faculty includes Sharon Camp and Ila Mae Noe
Other s tud ents are Jeri Witker, Anna Niner, Bob Slan
and Marilyn Matheny,
The second act is Jack's dream of being a hero who broa4
casts over NBC Uirn Mason, announcerj, is photographl
by LIFE lby Howard Coon, and is offered a movie contra:
The dream backfires when the town tycoon fDave Ball, rl
fuses the school a swimming pool.
In the third act all ends happily when the GLAMOUR BOY
mother fAnita Hagermanj is honored and his secret hear
throb lDeanie .Tascurj asks him for a date.
Miss Davis - -
Clarissa Green -
Miss Higgins -----
Gregory fFlashl Horner
Chauncy Jay Mooney -
Mr. Garfield -----
Georgia Belle Roberts
Perry lCorkyj Williams
Roxanne Towner - - -
Miss Prescott - -
J. C. Roberts -
Audrey Nelson - - -
"Life" Photographer -
NBC Announcer - -
Mrs. Mooney- -
Miss Thorndyke -
- Ann Cur
- Jeri With
- - Ila Mae IN
Robert Br odbe
" ' Louie Pilli
- Deanie Jasc
- - Robert Sla
' Sharon Car
- - - David B
- - Anna Nin
- - Howard Cc
- - -Jim Mas
- Vera Penne
JU lllll MASS PlAY
ather Was a Housewife" was the three-act
comedy presented by the junior class on March
Julie Butler QMarlene Kleinl, a sixteen-year-
old "sparkler" and her twin brother Doug fDick
Runnelsl, a motorcycle fiend come home to find
their father, Tom Butler fJim Craigl, an un-
successful song writer, doing the housework as
usual. Julie adds to her father's distress by
playing her favorite record, "Blue Flame",
while Doug contributes by getting arrested by
Sergeant Lutzfield lFr ed Darnaskej for speeding
on his motorcycle. Presently, Hank Steincke
CRalph Kling , avacuurn cleaner salesman, trades
one of his stock of cleaners for one of Mr, But-
ler's "rejected" songs.
Dr. Ann Butler QNancy Koepferj, the twins'
mother, returns from a hard day's workto dis-
cover that Torn had quit beingahousewife after
Mrs . Hanson QLora Kelleyj had notified him that
he had been nominated for "Mother of the Year'.'
Ann decides to set up office in the living room
with her nurse, Pat Flanagan fPat Mikolaj .
Here she receives two patients, Mrs. Cranfield
fSharon Pinkstonej and Mrs . Ames fGeorgia
Julie tries to get Doug's friend, Warren fBill
Seemanl into a romantic mood. Mrs. Norris
fShirley Sadowskij, the principal's wife, tries
to geta conference with Tom about Doug and his
FIRST ROW: Jim Craig, Nancy Koepfer, Dick Runnels, Marlene Klein, Bill Seeman
SECOND ROW: Ralph Kling, Pat Mikola, Lora Lee Kelley, Fred Darnaske, Shirley
Sadowski, Sharon Pinkstone. THIRD ROW: Mrs. Carpenter, Sue Curtis, Jim Mro-
czkowski, Diana Kline, Georgia Leffel.
Cynthia Lewis KSue Curtis 1, a singer becomes
one of Tom's music admirers, and the disc joc-
key, Calvin Pepper Him Mroczkowskij, thinks
that Mr, Butler is "tops",
The salesman becomes a "song plugger" who is
assisted by a business woman of a publishing
company, Miss Osborne QDiana Klinel.
- - - Eva Carpenter
- William Daniels, Robert
Fuller, David Leonard
Charlotte Mossing, Carol
Dennis, Eloise Weiss
- - Richard Tavtigan
John Kreuz, Robert Smith
- Jerry Perkins
- Joyce Brodbock
Coach Martin's baseball team brought home
another M, V,L, trophy which gives us a total
of three M,V.L. trophies for this outstanding
athletic year. This championship is shared
with Anthony Wayne, who tied our team for first
place with identical 7-1 records,
The team started out slow breaking even in
the first two games but then they went into a
four game winning streak including a victory
over Toledo Central, After that the roof caved
in as they were upset by Norwalk in the tourna-
50 ment and drubbed by DeVilbiss. Although they
had lost two in a row the boys came back and
won the last four games and a tie for the M. V,L,
crown. This gave us a record of 9-3 for the sea
son with a. 7-1 record in the M, V,L,
Z TRACK JDJ
FIRST ROW1 Marion Alleman, Carl Buehrer, Coach Dunmyer, Dick Runnels, James Craig, Loyd Kelley,
James Penamon, Lloyd Raker. SECOND ROW: Dallas Fought, James Mason, Robert Slane, Robert
Gladfelter, Howard Coon, Karl Koepfer, Robert Carroll, Jack Wallington, Louie Pilliod, Robert Blayz,
Swanton High School's track season was an ab-
breviated one since many meets were postponed.
The squad's record of one victory and two defeats
didn't do justice to a. few outstanding athletes on
on the team.
Swanton's first meet was a. tri-school affair fea-
turing Delta, Holland and ourselves . S. H.S, liter-
ally ran away with the honors scoring 172 112 points
to our nearest rival's 117 112. The next two meets
were dropped to Maumee and Liberty Center, but
not by a. wider margin than eleven points .
The 1953 track season ended in a blaze of glory
as Jim Mason and Carl Buehrer won the M, V. L.
trophy inthe DeVllblSs relays and earned a trip to
Columbus to compete in the state meet, where
against 35 candidates, they tied for fourth place
in pole vaulting.
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MARION L. ALLEMAN 5
"Manners easily and rapidly mature into
Class officer 1, Secretary5 Boy's Glee Club
1, Z, 3,45 Mixed Chorus 1, Z, 35 Photography
Club 45 "Your the Doctor" 35 Reserve Bas-
ketball 1, Z, 35 Varsity Football 43 Baseball-
1, Z, 3, 43 Fulton County Musical 43 Senior
Scholarship 45 Boy's Quartette 3,45 I-Iamler
High School 1, Z, 3.
DAVID R. BALL
"lnspiration comes of working every day. "
Band 1, Z, 3,45 Boy's Glee Club 3,43 Library
Club 1, 33 Photography Club 1, Z, 3,4, Trustee
45 Student Council 3,45 Seventeenth Summer
3, Glamour Boy 43 Fulton County Musical
3, 45 Senior Scholarship 45 Scholastic Tests
l, Z, 45 Wilmington Folk Festival 4.
"All these frantic discussions about
the use of who and whom are a lot
of whooey, "
Boy's Glee Club 1,2,35 Jr. Hi-Y 1,25
Sr. Hi-Y 3,45 Football Manager 15
Varsity Football 2,3,45 Reserve Bas-
ketball 13 Varsity Basketball 2, 3,45
Baseball Z, 3 , 45 Track 2, 3 , 45 Fulton
County Musical 1 , 2.
Hi Life 2,3,43 Movie Operator 3,45 W
ARLENE JEANETTE BOWER
"A rose with all its sweetest leaves
yet folded. "
Haskins High School 1,Z,35 Band 1,2,
35 Mixed Chorus 2, 35 Crimson and
Gold Staff Member 1, 2, 35 State Mus-
ical 1,2, 35 Band 45 Glee Club 45 Sen-
ior Scholarship 4.
"We should try to do some good
every day, "
Photography Club 1, 2, 3,4, Treas. 45
Student Council 45 "Seventeenth Sum-
mer" 33 "Glamour Boy" 45 Pioneer 45
Senior Scholarship 4,
ractice makes perfect. "
Class officer, Sec. 1,25 Movie
Operator 45 Photography Club 3,45
Jr. Hi-Y 1,25 Jr. Hi Football 15
Varsity Football 2,3,45 Jr, Hi
Basketball 13 Reserve Basketball 1
Varsity Basketball 2, 3,45 Baseball
3,45 Track 1,2,3,4,
4 SHARON CAMPIT?
' "The most evident sign of wisdom is continued
If- cheerfulness. "
if ' Class Treas. 3: Band 1, Z, 3,4, Officer 2, 3, P1'9Sid91'1f
4, Glee Club 1,Z,3,4, vice-pres. 2, 3, Hi-Life 2, 3,4, SE I 0 R S
Editor 43 Y-Teens l,2, Vice-pres. 13 GAA 3,4, Vice-
pres. 33 Student Council 3,4, Sec. 41 Seventeenth
'T' Summer 3, Glamour Boy 43 Fulton Co. Musical l, Z, 3,49
Scholastic Tests l, Z, 3,45 Senior Scholarship 45
V X ' Intramurals 1, Z, 3, 4.
ROBERT CARROLL .
"Young fellows will be young
Photography Club 45 Jr. Hi-Y 1,2g
Jr, Hi Football 13 Reserve Football
23 Varsity Football 3,43 Reserve
Basketball Z5 Varsity Basketball 3,43
CATHERINE ANNE CHAMBERLAIN "lf
"Kindness wins friends."
Library Club 2,3,4, Vice-pres.2,
Treasurer 3g Y-Teens 1,Zg G A A 3,
45 Scholastic Tests 1,2,3,4g Senior
Scholarship 4g Intramurals 1, 2, 3,4.
MARLENE M, CLARK Y
"Smiles are the language of l e,"
Hamilton High School 1, Zg Class Sec
2g Band 1,Zg Glee Club 1,25 Library
Club Z5 G A A 1, 25 Queen Attendant
Zg State Musical Zg Band 3,43 Glee
Club 3,49 Y-Teens 3,4, Program Ch.
4g Fulton Co. Musical 3,4.
"When in doubt what to do-don't
Movie Operator 3,43 Photography Club
3,4g Senior Scholar ship 45 Scholastic
JOSEPH COON Q,
"Sir, I would rather be right than
Movie Operator 3,45 Photography
Club 3,45 Jr, Hi Football 15 Base-
ball 3,4g Track 2,
ROBERT W, DISBROW ,
"The first thing to learn in driving
an auto is how to stop."
Jr. Hi-Y Z5 Sr. Hi-Y 3,4, Sergeant
of Arms, Wauseon 1,2,3.
"Trouble is only opportunity in
work clothes." X
Glamour Boy 4g Track 45 Ma- J
comb-er High School 1 .
ANN CURTIS W ?
"Wisdom is better than gold or silver,"
Class Vice-pres. lg Band 1,2.,3,4,
Officer 45 Glee Club 1,2, 3,43 Hi-Life
2,3,4, Assistant Editor 45 Y-Teens 1,
2, 3,4, Chaplain 3g Seventeenth Summer
3, Glamour Boy 45 Fulton Co. Musical
1, 2, 3,43 Scholastic Tests 1, 2, 35 Accom-
panistg Intrarnurals 1,2, 3,45 Pioneer 4,
Mixed Chorus 3,4, -
"Men of few words are the best men. "
Movie Operator 3,4,
LARRY DALE DUNBAR 'T
"Make hay while the sun shines."
Class officer, Treas. Z3 Boy's
Glee Club 23 Movie Operator 33
Photography Club 2, 3,43 Jr.Hi
Football lg Varsity Football 2,3,45
Jr, Hi Basketball 15 Reserve Bas
ketball 23 Varsity Basketball 3,4g
Baseball 1 , 3,43 Track 1 , Z, 3, 4.
ROGER w. ELTON 1"
"A man becomes learned by asking questions. "
Boy's Glee Club Z, 3,45 Movie Operator 3,4g
Photography Club 3,43 Jr. Hi-Y 1, Z, Sec.3
Seventeenth Summer 3, Pioneer 49 Reserve
Basketball Z3 Fulton County Musical 2, 3,49
Senior Scholarship 45 Scholastic Tests 1,
Intramurals 3, 4.
PATRICIA ANN FABER
"Cheerfulness and good-will make
Teens 1, 2, 3,43 Fulton Co. Musical
3,4g Intramurals 1,2,4.
DALLAS F, FOUGHT '
These are the times that try
Movie Operator 3,45 Jr, Hi-Y 1,2g
Sr. Hi-Y 3,43 Jr, Hi Football 15
Varsity Football 35 Track 2,3,4,
DONNA MAE FRANKLIN
"A library is a repository of medicine
for the mind."
Glee Club 1,2,3,43 Library Club 2,3,4,
Sec. 3, Vice-Pres. 45 Y-Teens 1,25
G A A 3,4, Sec, 45 Fulton Co. Musical
45 Scholastic Tests 1,Z,3,4g Senior
Scholastic Testsg Intramurals 1 , 2, 3,4.
MARYION LOUISE GARNER It
"As merry as the day is long,"
GORDON GILGER '
"He who abuses others must not
be particular about the answers I
he gets." E ' I
Movie Operator 3, 4 5 Photography Iir g
C-lub 3 , 43 J-I ' -Y 1 I 2 l Treas ' 2 . .f ig -,' A -fzefztisemsf
"Everything is funny as long as it
is happening to somebody else."
Photography Club 43 Football
Manager lg Jr. Hi Football lg
Baseball 1, 3,4g Track 2, 3, 45
Reserve Football 2, 3, Intra-
mural Basketball 2. 3.4. Canf 4
ANITA LOU HAGERMAN 7
"Kindness wins friends."
Glee Club 1,2,3,4g Mixed Chorus Z,
Musical 39 Glamour Boy 4.
JOANNE JORDAN Cl
"Confidence is the companion of suc-
Y-Teens 1 ,
MARVIN P. KAS1-EN fl
"It is wise to say nothing when you
have nothing to say."
Sl nuns lie
Movie Operator 45 Photography
Club 3,45 Jr. Hi-Y 1,25 Track
3,49 Intramurals 1,Z,3,4g Fulton Co.
LOYD H. K1-:LLEY ' Q
A man is known by the company
PATRICIA HOUSER 'WMMM
"Labor is itself a pleasure."
Y-Teens 1,25 G A A 3,4, Seargeant of
Arms 4g Intrarnurals 1,2,3,4, Captain
DEANIE JASCUR 03,,,u,K,wL
"Be good, do good, and you will be
Y-Teens 1, Z, 3, 45 Seventeenth Summer
3, Glamour Boy 45 Queen Attendant 45
YQ KARL J. KOEPFER flu .
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
Boy s Cvlee Club Z 3' Photography Club 4' Jr.
H1 Y 1 2 Jr Hi Football I Varsity Football
3' Fulton County Musical 3' Basketball
. Intramurals 1 Z 3 4.
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5 2, 3, 43 Track 43 Most Valuable Football Substitute S
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ALVIN J. KREUZ 1
"Easy come, easy go."
Boy'S Glee Club 3g Jr. Hi-Y 1,23
THOMAS KURTH If
"Life is what we make of it." H
Movie Operator 3,4.
BARBARA LAKE 71
"Life is easier to take than you think."
JOHN J. LANGENDERF1-:R W1
"A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world
Class officer, Pres, 3,43 Vice-Pres. Z3 Boy's Glee
Club Z, 3,45 Hi Life Z, 3,43 Jr. Hi-Y 1, Z, Pres. ZS 512
Hi-Y 3,4, Treas. 43 Student COUTICU 3,4, ViCe-p1'BS-
Pres. 43 Jr. Hi Basketball 13 Reserve Basketball 2, 33
Varsity Basketball 43 Baseball 43 Fulton County
Musical 3,43 Senior Scholarship 4g Scholastic Tests Z,
Sr. Hi-Y 4g Basketball Intramurals
HAROLD J. KREUZ.
"Action, not speech proves the man
Sr, Hi-Y 43 Reserve Basketball 3
Baseball 43 Intramurals 1 Z 5
MARILYN MATHENY ?
We find in life exactly what we put in it."
Band 1,2,3,4, Officer 3,45 Glee Club 1,
2, 3,4, Officer 45 Y-Teens 1,2, 3,4, Sec.
1,2, Treasurer 3, President 45 Seven-
teenth Summer 3, Glamour Boy 45 Ful-
ton Co. Musical l,2, 3,45 Mixed Chorus
2.3, 45 Intramurals 1, 2, 3,4.
JoYcE M. MILLER A
BARBARA LOU LLOYD
"Content is happiness."
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MARY LOUISE MARTIN ffabvqf
"Let me hear from thee by letters."
Y-Teens 1,2,3,45 Intramurals 4.
"True politeness is kindness of heart."
JAMES R. MASON I
A handful of common sense is worth
a bushel of learning."
Class officer, Pres.Z, Sec.4, Treas,
15 Boy's Glee Club 1,Z,3,45 Photography
Club Z,3,4, Vice-pres. 23 Jr. Hi Foot-
ball 15 Varsity Football 2,3,45 Jr. Hi
Basketball 15 Reserve Basketball 25
Varsity Basketball 3,45 Baseball 1 , 2,
3,45 Track 1, 2,3,45 Most Valuable
Football Player 45 Fulton County
Musical 1,2, 3,45 Senior Scholarship
45 Seventeenth Summer 35 Glamour
Boy 4. ,
G A A 45 Intramurals 1,2,3,4,
BONNIE JEAN MOHR
"A true friend is forever a friend. "
GleeClub12 3 4 Y Teens12 3
I D 1 F ' 1 1 1
S I I 0 H S 4, Secretary 45 Pioneer 45 Intra-
BONNIE JEAN MYERS ' .
"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece
Class Pres. 15 Band l, Z, 3,4, Vice-pres. 4:G1ee
Club l,Z,3,4, Vice-pres. 3, pres. 43 Mixed
Chorus 3,45 Y-Teens 152, Vice-pres. 1, Sec. Z3
GAA 3,4, Treas. 3, pres. 45 Homecoming Queen
45 Fulton Co. Musical Z, 3,45 State Musical 35
Scholastic Tests 3, Intramurals 1, 2, 3,4.
ANNA NINER I
"Ambition has no rest."
Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Y-Teens 1,25 Treas.
G A A 3,-4, Comm. Ch. 45 Cheerleader 3,
45 Queen Attendant 35 Fulton Co. Musical
45 Seventeenth Summer 3, Glamour Boy 4,
It's a. Date 15 Intramurals 1,2,3,4, Cap.
ILA MAE NOE '
"I am always merry when I hear music,"
Band 1,2,3,45Glee Club 1,Z,3,45 Mixed
Chorus 3,45 Library Club 25 Y-Teens 1,
2,3,45 Pioneer 45 Fulton Co. Musical 1,
2, 3,45 Senior Scholarship 4, Scholastic
tests 1,25 Accompanist 2,3,45 Intra-
murals 15 Glamour Boy 4.
SHIRLEY ANN PARKER
"Life is my college,"
JAMES ALFRED PENAMON, JR,
"Actions speak louder than words, "
Class officer, Treas. 45 Varsity
Football 2, 3,45 Track 4,
VERA ANN PENNOCK
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Band 1,Z,3,45 Glee Club l,2,3,4, Sec. 45
Y-Teens1,Z,3,4, Pres. 1,2, Vice-pres. 35
Hi-Life 45 Fulton Co. Musical 3,45 Glamour
Boy 45 Senior Scholarship 45 Scholastic Tests
1 , Z, 3,45 Intramurals 1 5 2, 3.
LOUIS N. PILLIOD .
"An honest heart possesses a kingdom. "
Boy's Glee Club Z, 33 Library Club 1, Z3
Photography Club Z, 3,4, Sec. 3,43 Seven- 4
teenth Summer 33 Glamour Boy 4g Pioneer
43 Jr. Hi Football lg Varsity Football Z, 3,43
Jr. Hi Basketball 13 Track Z, 3,43 Fulton
- County Musical 33 Senior Scholarship 4.
1" Y -
ALICE ADELAIDE PIPER
"A good book is the best of friends, the
same today and forever."
Glee Club 43 Library Club 3,43 Y-Teens
1 2 3 4
HAZEL I. PUEHLER
"The highest degree of earthly happiness
Y-Teens 1,Z,3,4g Intramurals l,2.,4.
LLOYD C. RAKER
"Every man has his hobby. "
Boy's Glee Club 43 Photography
Club 1,2,3,43 Jr. Hi Football 13
Varsity Football 3,4Q Jr. Hi Bas-
ketball 13 Reserve Basketball 2, 33 ,
Varsity Basketball 43 Baseball 2
3,43 Track 3,43 Fulton County
CONSTANCE LOUISE RINKI-:Li ?
"All doors open to courtesy."
Band 2, 3,43 Drum Major 2,3,43 Glee Club
1,2, 3,43 Y-Teens 1, 2, 3,43 Fulton Co. Mus-
ical 43 Intramurals 1,2, 3,43 Archbold High
School 1 .
JOHIN L, ROBERTSON
S I I 0 R S "Science is organized knowledge."
Movie Operator 3,43 Photography
Club 3,43 Scholastic Tests 3.
ROBERT L. SLANE
"Honesty is the best policy."
Boy's Glee Club 43 Movie
Operator 2, 3,43 Photography
Club 2, 3, 43 Glamour Boy 45
Pioneer 4g Track 4s Fulton
County Musical 4g Mixed Chorus
4g Intramural Basketball 2, 3,4.
"A light heart lives long."
IDA MAE ROBINSON . fl
"There is all of beauty n these few things,
but the bride is the lovliest of all. "
Glee Club 1,Z, 3,43 Fulton Co. Musical 3,4.
WARREN J. ROEHRIG " A
"A moment's thinking is an hour
Band 3,45 Library Club Z,3,4g
Vice-pres. 3g Jr. Hi-Y 1,23 Poster
Club 33 Art Club 4.
Glee Club 1,2,3g Y-Teens 15 G A A 35
VICTORIA MARIA SIMMS .
"Life is what we make of it."
Y-Teens 1,2,4g Intramurals 3,4
all Saints 1, Prospect Heights
Student Council 4g Pioneer Co-Editor 45
Art Club 4g Senior Scholarship 4, Scholastic
Tests Z9 Intramurals 1,2,3,4.
WALTER D. STUDEBAKER.
"Speech is great, but silence is
Movie Operator 35 Photography
Club 1, 2, 3,4,
BRUCE A. VAUGHAN ill
"There will always be romance in the world so long as
there are young hearts in it."
Class officer, Sec. 33 Vice-pres. 43 Library Club 23
Movie Operator 3,43 Jr. Hi-Y 1,Z, Vice-pres. Z3 Sr.
Hi-Y 3,4, Sec. 3, Pres. 43 "Seventeenth Summer" 33
Student Council 3,4, Vice-pres. 43 Pioneer 43 Varsity
Football 1, Z,3,43 Captain 43 Jr. Hi Basketball lj Re-
serve Basketball Z3 Track 1, Z, 3,41 Senior Scholarship
43 Scholastic Tests 1, Z, 3.
BARBARA JANE WAGNER fl it
"Every cloud has a silver lining."
Y-Teens l, 2, 3,43 Intrarnurals 1 , 2,4
"Give me liberty or give me death.
Hi Life 2,3,4, Columnist 3,43 Library
Club 13 Photography Club I , 2, 3,4,
Trustee 3, President 43 Student Council
33 "Seventeenth Su.rnrner" 33 "Glamour
Boy" 4g Pioneer 43 Track 4g Scholastic
- - iiff - 1f' Tests 13 Football and Basketball Statis-
ician 3, 4.
HOWARD KENT WELCH
"Every day is not a holiday. "
ALICE MARIE WELLS
"Short and sweet."
BEVERLEY FAE WHALEY
"A good deed is never lost."
Y-Teens 1, Z, 3g G A A 43 Intramurals 1,
Boy's Glee Club Z3 Move Operator 3,43
Photography Club 1, Z, 3,43 Jr. Hi Foot-
ball 13 Varsity Football 3,43 Jr. Hi W
Basketball 13 Baseball lg Track 33 Boysg
' Intramural Basketball 3, 4. l
JERI WITKER ,
"Fair faces need no paint."
Band 1,2,3,43 Glee Club 1,2,33 Y-Teens
1, 23 G A A 3,43 Seventeenth Summer 3,
Glamour Boy 43 Pioneer 4g B. G. Musical
1,23 Fulton Co. Musical 1,33 Intramurals
1 , Z, 3,4.
As graduation time drew near, I began to wonder
what would happen to my classmates as the years
went by. So I went to my friend, Madame Nadine,
the fortune teller, who looked into her magic ball
and told me what she predicted for the future of the
"Class of '53,"
First of all, she told me of the married couples
whom Cupid had affected in our c1ass.Bernadine
Jascur and Hap Blayz have settled down in a little
cottage near Columbus , with their two sets of twins.
Hap is one of the representatives in the state leg-
Vicky and Jim Penamon reside near Toledo, where
Jim is a top-notch lawyer. Mrs. Penamon is the
former Victoria Simms.
Anna and Alvin Kruez are both teaching in the phy-
sical education department at Bowling Green State
University. Of course, Anna is the former Miss
Niner. Also on the faculty at B,G.S.U, are Vera
Pennock, English compositiong Lloyd Raker ,indus -
trial artsg and Gordon Gilger, agricultureg all for-
merly of S, H, S,
Jack Wallington is now editor -in-chief of the Toledo
Blade, a great advancement from the Hi-Life staff.
His wife, the former Sharon Camp, is editor of the
Hornemakers' Department. Their nine -year -old
son, Bucky, delivers the Blade to Swanton residents .
A beauty and modeling school has been instituted in
Swanton by Miss Donna Franklin. Her top models
include Anita Hagerman, Marilyn Matheny, and
Bonnie Mohr. These girls are doing quite well on
the male opinion list, too, for their most frequent
daters include Marvin Kasten, Robert Gladfelter,
and Dallas Fought,
Larry Dunbar is manager of the new city airport
located east of town. RobertDisbrow, JackDeLong,
and Patricia Houser are a few of his regular pilots,
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Carl Buehr er and Marlene Clark are full-time mod-
els for the distinguished artist, Miss Rosemary
Smith, who has her studio in New York City. She
has many portraits in the Toledo Museum of Art.
Kent Welch has begun practice in the metropolis
ofSwanton as their new doctor. Arlene Bower and
Ann Curtis hold the hands of the patients as the
doctor examines them. These nurses both obtain-
ed their training in Germany. A
The former Ida Mae Robinson is conducting a sch-
ool for new or prospective brides. Connie Rinkle,
Joyce Miller, Mary Martin, Barbara Lake, Bon-
nie Myers, Barbara Wagner, and Ila Mae Noe are
among her present students.
James Mason is the present head coach of Ohio
State University, with Karl Koepfer and Marion
Alleman as assistants. Louis Pilliod is head of
the law department here, as is Bruce Vaughan of 3
the chemistry division.
A kindergarten for pre-school children of working
parents is being operated by Barbara Lloyd and Al-
ice Wells. Kathy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Bob
Brodbeck fthe former Catherine Chamberlain, , and
Billy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cook fthe for-
mer Pat Faberj, are among those taught there.
For the benefit of all honeyrnooners, Walter Stude-
baker, Loyd Kelley, and Tom Kurth have a char-
tered jet plane trip to the moon.
Among the confirmed bachelors and old maids are
Robert Slane, Roger Elton, Howard Coon, Joanne
Jordan, and Maryion Garner.
Alice Piper and Beverly Whaley can be seen on the
Friday night televisionwrestling series. They are
both battling for top place.
And so the magic ball clouded, leaving me with
much information that the future holds for the
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THE SWANTON HI-LIFE
PUBLISHED WEEKLY IY THE STUDENTS OF' SWANTOI HIGH SCHOOL
FIRST ROW Marjorie Ruggles Janet Gladfelter Marilyn Clay Susan Shaffer Sue Curtis SECOND ROW
Mrs Carpenter, Advisor Vera Pennock Richard Runnels Jack Wallington Nancy Koepfer Sharon
Pinkstone THIRD ROW Fred Damaske Robert Brodbeck James Mroczkowski John Langenderfer Dick
H1 LIFE STAFF
Editor - Sharon Camp
Am't Editor - Ann Curtis
Bus. Mgr. - James Mroczkow-
Typist - Vera Pennock
1 Nancy Koepfer
The H1 Life our school paper is published
weekly by the students To become a staff mem
ber of this organization, you must have a "B"
average in English and must tryout when you
are a freshman, At the annual banquet given
in honor of the staff by Mr. Pinkstone and the
Swanton Enterprize each spring, new members
are announced, as well as the new editor.
The staff members write the entire copy for
the Hi-Life, and is then edited and approved by
Mrs. Carpenter and Mr. Pfost, the advisors.
Another activity of the Hi-Life group is dec-
l Jack Wallington
' Advisors -
Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. Pfost
orating the study hall and class rooms at Christ-
Shar on Camp - -Editfll'
Ed1tor Business Manager -
Ann Curtis Bruce Vaughan
Co Editor Business Staff-
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Daniel Joe Coon
Ila Mae Noe
Ida Mae Robinson
Sl Illll MASS Wlll
act of winking
way with girls
fluency of speech
black wavy hair
His ability in agreeing with Mr, Pfost
interest in sports
interest in girls
job as president of the class
faithfulne s s
"most valuable player" award
interest in industrial, Arts
position as Drum Major
planned June wedding
willingness to co-operate
abs ence excus e s
lost and found departxnent
job at the drive-in
Her sister, Betty
Anyone who can take them
A patient junior
Joyce Doren .
Mr. Bonam's students
A hard-working junior
Lora Lee Kelley
F ern Vaughan
Election of cheerleaders
Played Hicksville there 165-01
Played Holland here 16-71
Played Maumee here 134-121
Informal Senior Y-Teen Initiat
Junior Y-Teens initiation
Played Ottawa Hills there 151-71
Photography Club initiation
Played Anthony Wayne here 120-O1
Formal Y -Teens initiation
Played Wauseon there 121-71
"House of Magic" assembly
Played Bedford here 114-131
Faculty I-Iallowe'en Party
Played Montpelier here 127-01
Mothers' Club School Fair
Played Delta here 154-01
American history classes wer
No school-- Armistice Day
Hard Times Dance
Midwestern Ohio Industrial Ai
Played Metamora 141 -441
Played Delta 162-561
. Band banquet
2. Played Waite 146-571
4. Wrestling assembly
. Played Scott 152-511
. Football banquet
. Library Club party
. Played Anthony Wayne 145-381
. "Music Makers" assembly
. Played Holland 161 -561
. G.A,A, dance
9. Played Ottawa Hills 157-581
Vocal Clinic at Defiance College
13. Played Perrysburg 169-581
16. Played Delta 159-441
. Or ganization s
23. "Southland Singers" assembly
24. Played Archbold 154-691
27. Played Bryan 152-591
. Played Anthony Wayne 168-601
. March of Dimes Dance
Senior Scholarship Tests
Played Fulton 157-621
Played Holland 160-561
Senior Class bake sale
Played Rossford 176-601
Played Ottawa Hills 166-641
Jr -Hi football awards
Played Whitmer 164-45
Played Waus eon 149 -541
County band rehearsal
Band program in auditoriuxn
Solos and ensemble contest at Scott!
Band and chorus contests
Kirk Bennett assembly
Faculty intramural game in gym
Fulton County Music Festival
Freshman Y-Teen dance
Junior play "Father Was a
Career Day, Baseball with Delta
Baseball with Anthony Wayne
Junior Band Concert,
Baseball with Holland
Baseball with Ottawa Hills
Baseball with Delta
Track at Maurnee
Track at Liberty Center
Industrial Arts at Detroit
. Senior play, "Glamour Boy"
. Baseball with DeVilbiss
. Baseball with Holland
. Junior -Senior Prom
. Sr. Hi-Y picnic
Baseball with Anthony Wayne
. Baseball with Ottawa Hills
. Spring Concert
, Hi-Life banquet
, Band picnic
. Senior Class Picnic
. Last day of school!
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