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We, the Senior Class of 1951, County of Wells, State of Indiana, being of sound
mind and body, after four strenuous years, find it necessary to leave our outstanding
faults and virtues to other members of the student body. We do hereby make,
publish, and declare this to be our Last Will and Testament.
I, Carl Anderson, will a good portion of my weight to Bob Dafforn.
I, Terry Bowman, will my ability to be mischievous to Dick Youkey.
I, Shirley Bumgarner, will my nickname "Squirrely" to Eunice Bradburn, and
I hope it brings her a lot of good luck.
I, Bob Cayot, will my ability to fight to Don Taylor.
O bl, Chuck Dennis, will my ability to skate backwards and forwards to Bernard
I, Babe Eichhorn, will Dick Couch to Peggy Thoma.
I, Hazel Girdham, will my little feet to Violet Pope.
I, Helen Herndon, will my ability to have a special school bus every Friday
night to Shirla Anderson.
I, Joan Huffman, will my place in the sextet to Nancy Bowman, and I hope she
enjoys it as much as I have.
I, Joe Huffman, will my musical ability to Rex Brown.
I, Esther Lahr, will my ability to stick to one man to Marilyn Eckelbarger.
I, Marilyn Moore, will my ability to set by Wayne Willet in bookkeeping class
to Alice Fritz.
I, Eugene Norris, will my red hair to John Hanauer.
I, Hal Platt, will my ability to get a haircut each week to Don Carl.
I, Rosalyn Stahl, will my ability to eat all the time and still stay thin to
I, Wayne Willett, will my ability to play the guitar to Charles Wheeler.
To the School we leave our appreciation of our education and the good times
we have had throughout the years.
To the Faculty we give our appreciation of their wonderful patience.
To the Juniors we will our ability to produce a good school paper.
To the Sophomores we will our ability to work hard at all our goals.
To the Freshmen we will our good behavior throughout our high school years.
Signed, sealed, published and declared, by the sixteen members mentioned
above, to be our Last Will and Testament, we do hereby set our seal on this ifirlst
day of February, 1951, at Union Center School, County of Wells, and State of Indiana.
- - -, Principal
..- -, Sponsor
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Sophomore class to sponsor a skating party. Barbara Ferguson left us at the end
of the year.
When our Junior year rolled around the time seemed to go faster and faster.
Some of the highlights of the year were: Our play, "Desperate Ambrose", receiving
our class rings, the Junior-Senior Reception, a Skru-Ball game, sponsored by us,
and most of all the realization that the coming year would mean that we would at
last be "Seniors," We received two new students, Esther Van Meter from Warren
and Hazel Girdham from Ohio.
Then the great day came, when we entered Union Center as "Seniors". We
started out the year by trying to think of ways to make money to go on our trip.
We started right away on our play, which was, "His Nam-e Was Aunt Nellie," given
on October 24, 1950. In the meantime there were other things to do such as getting
our pictures taken, selling Christmas Cards, getting ads for our annual, ordering
our caps and gowns, invitations and name cards, and getting out our school paper
every month. A lot of the activities we had were for acquiring money for our
Senior trip, which promised to be a trip that we will always remember. We also
received into our number a newcomer, Wayne Willett from Arkansas.
And then the memorable day of graduation, and after twelve years, we leave
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After taking off from Mars in our 1966 Flying Saucer, our destination unknown, we end up on a
planet named Krypton. After looking around for a while we run into an old classmate, Carl
Anderson. We discover he is raising Super birds. As we all know, this is the planet Super Man
came from. At the moment he is giving his birds a bath in Super Suds.
We are zooming through space when suddenly we hear a loud noise. Zoom, zoom! What
was that? We look around and see an interplanetary race. All hot rod saucers are speedy
but one is way ahead. As it reaches the finish and the driver climbs out we recognize hini as
our old classmate, Terry Bowman. He says that speed was very slow. As of yet Terry has been
too fast to catch a wife.
We finally landed on that old planet, earth. After looking around for a while guess whom we found.
Being a down to earth girl, Shirley Bumgarner, naturally. She tells us she is married and is
living on a farm and raising uranium. Synthetic, of course.
After searching for a while we stumbled on to a golf course and who do you suppose we
found there? Why Robert Cayot, of course. He tells us the golf balls are now jet propelled.
Bob tells us Charles Dennis is still at the General Electric and so we'll drop in on him.
We finally locate him just to find that he is now general manager of the company. He said
they were making parts for interplanetary ships.
After searching the earth we finally found Babe Eichhorn and she tells us her name is now
Wilson and that they are raising pure bred dairy cattle.
Babe tells us that Haael .Cjirdham anclrg-ine finally got married and they are both teaching school.
We took off again and decided we were hungry so we stopped at a drive-in on Pluto and who
should wait on us but another classmate, Helen Herndon. She tells us that she owns the place.
After taking a tour of Pluto we fly back to earth and land on Broadway in New York.
There we see a sign on a theater that says, "Crum, Inc." That name sounds familiar so we drop in.
Sure enough, it is Joan Huffman and Dean. They have a show all their own.
While we are in New York we drop into the United Nations Building and find that Joe
Huffman is president of the U. N. Security Council.
We are told that Marilyn Moore is now a millionairess. She has been dealing in the stock
Joe told us that Eugene Norris is surveying for an engineering project on the earth's moon.
Our next stop is Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we find the heart of basketball enthusiasm.
We find that the earth has thrown together its basketball team and is playing other planets.
We also find to our surprise that Hal Platt is the manager of the earth's powerful team. l
After a brief chat with Hal we decide to have a bite to eat in the Hall's-Drive-In. When
we get to the new and very modern Broadway Bridge we see a large neon sign which reads,
"Stahl's Drive Inn, Dine and Dance." This sign has us wondering about our classmate, Rosalyn
Stahl. As we step into the main lobby we see Rosalyn coming to greet us. She asks us to look
around and see what a modern drive-inn is like. It is a very beautiful place with a large lawn
and terrace behind for summer purposes. It really is more of a place of relaxation that a drive
inn diner. We ask Rosalyn how she came about the good fortune and we find that she too had
invested stocks in some large company and they paid off.
After a pleasant afternoon we decided to fly to Florida and we find Mrs. Esther Laghr and
her husband own a tourist court and are doing very well. We are glad that she is happy and
content and that we may stay. over some time for the summer.
We have one more stop to make and that is in--sxugny California in the heart of the motion
picture industry. There we find Wayne Willett, popular singer, dancer, and screen star. He says
he has converted from hillbilly music to popular hit songs and this is the result. This is a very
pleasant surprise but we would still' like to know what he did with his guitar. "I still have it
as a remembrance of my old days at Union Center."
We have just made a complete preview of what the future could hold for us and what you
could possibly look forward to in maybe half a century. Don't laugh too hard at this for you
don't know how much truth it holds.
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