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Flash! We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin. The rocketship, Van Del '57 which
has been missing for several days was found early today by a search party. We are able to give you full
and exclusive coverage of the rescue operation, and also interviews with the persons aboard.
Excitement is great around the ship. As the passengers begin to emerge, we find Rex Adams appear-
ing first. Being his happy self he tells us that he is now living in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is
known as the i987 version of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. In his spare time he is a jockey.
Karen Bowden is right behind Rex. After completing our yearbook, she went from school to school
helping to edit their books. At long last she has finally gotten into the college of every girl's choice,
"West Point. "
Ronnie Brenneman has found it is possible to combine work and play. Upon completion of his studies
as a veterinarian, he has found time to act in the movies. His fellow Californians' say he is to replace
As the camera swings to the right we see Evelyn Cowgill, who is doing quite well in her business.
She is the owner of a company that puts the dot over the "i" used in vegetable soup.
Gary Cooper, the world's greatest tobacco salesman, is discussing the prospect of a huge sale to
the armed forces. Bob Davis tells Gary he will do all he can to put the deal through. Bob is the assist-
ant to a five-star general.
Phyllis Etzler is standing to the left of the group. Phyllis lives in Florida where she and Larry run
the "Low Rate-Hard Bed Motel." Bill Friesner is describing to Phyllis the exciting life of a leader of
safarias in Africa. Bill tells us he is happily married, and in the tradition of the family, has two sets
Carole Girod, happily married wife ofa coach, is showing Janic Hirn, male model for the Jantzen
Bathing Suit Co., pictures of her own little basketball team and cheerleaders. Janic admits he can't
give up his glamorous and gay life long enough to settle down. Phil Johns, coach of the "Hutchins
All-Stars, " has ioined the group. He tells us his team is tops in the U.S. and is sure to win the National
As the camera swings back, we find some important celebrities gathered at the ship's hull. Yes, it
is none other than Jim Long, Shiek of a Turkey Ranch. Jim is owner of a 5,000 acre ranch and is now
hunting a suitable wife who won't spend his millions. Standing near Jim is Dennis Longstreth, better
known as "Hank. " He has become "Wilt the Stilt's" understudy, and he also plays center for the
Boston Celtics. According the Hank, the life of a sportsman is very dashing.
Linda Merris is telling Donna Nighswander, the problems of combining a career with being a house-
wife. She is running a private school giving advice to the lovelorn. She also tells young girls how to
start and settle quarrels with their boyfriends. Donna relates that life as a nurse to a "Sergeant" can
be difficult as well as pleasant. Donna is head nurse at a large hospital, specializing in care of sick
Alighting now from the Rocket is Jean Nebel, who designs men's socks. Her work is nationally
famous. Her original creations are worn on the feet of some of the most prominent men in America. Help-
ing Jean with her luggage is Don, "Killer," Nighswander. Don has made quite a name for himself in the
wrestling profession, as he is contender for the world's championship. He was enroute to Chicago for a
match when the accident occurred.
Ohioans will be relievedlto know that their beloved governor, Ronnie Robeson, was only slightly
iniured. Governor Robeson's safety was of grave concern to the entire United States.
As our camera moves inside the ship, we find Joan Schaadt telling Dean Stemen that after deciding
diamonds are a girl's best friend, she went to Africa to try to find some. As fate would have it, she
met and fell in love with a pigmy. She repeats she enioys hearing the patter of his little feet about
the house. Dean iust received a promotion and is now chief advisor for a company that puts air in ping-
P aus Tomkins surprised none of us by reaching his goal as an engineer. After completing his college
education Gus became chief engineer for c very important company. You can now wave to Gus every-
day as his train races along the track.
Jim Turner relates that his duties as "Dean of Vassar" aren't as nice as it might seem. But Jim is so
indispensable that the Board of Education is sure they will never find anyone quite like him.
Now station V.D.H,S, returns you to your regularly scheduled program, "Annual '57. "
BORDEN'S CHEESE FACTORY F.D. ACKOM GENERAL INSURANCE
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We, the seniors of Van Del High School of I957, being of sound mind and body, contrary to the fact
that others differ, do hereby make this our last Will and Testament.
ARTICLE I - To the faculty we leave peace and quiet, which most of them will enjoy. We also hope that
they will find 22 seniors identically like us.
ARTICLE Il - To our custodian, Graydon Elder, we leave the tidy homeroom and the marked-up desks.
To the cooks we leave peace and quiet in the lines and many unbroken dishes.
ARTICLE Ill - To the underclassmen: To the iuniors we leave our homeroom, sponsor, and coatrack. To
the sophomores we leave our fascinating ability to get along with the faculty. To the freshmen we leave
three more years of fun and also, the ability to make this school one to be proud of.
ARTICLE IV - I, Linda Merris, leave my slimness to Virginia Thatcher, and my thanks to Larry Nihiser
for the countless rides to Van Wert. I, Janic Hirn, leave my height to Dale Dillmore, and my sense of
humor to Helen White. I, Jim Long, leave my ability to get good grades to Florence Beair, and my locker
to anyone who wants it. I, Karen Bowden, leave my cheerleading dress to Judy Wortman, and my knowl-
edge to Bob McGee.
I, Jim Turner, leave my ability to always look on the bright side to Marilyn Reed, and my humor to
Robert Koester. I, Ronnie Robeson, leave my shortstop position to anyone who wants it, and my ability to
get along with the teachers to Elbert Treen. I, Evelyn Cowgill, leave my Chevy to David Niles, and my
size to Ann Miller. I, Hank Longstreth, leave my varsity suit to Gary Stewart, and my dimples to Evelyn
I, Don Nighswander, leave to the junior class the record we set in magazine sales, and all the knowl-
edge I have obtained in my I2 years to Janet Dias. I, Jean Nebel, leave my ability to get along with
teachers to Larry Lytle, and my shorthand pad to Diane Tabor. I, Bob Davis, leave to Lynn Vogt my physics
book, and my athletic ability to Nancy Hines. I, Phil Johns, leave my varsity basketball suit to Rex Schaadt,
and the best of luck to the junior class.
I, Donna Nighswander, leave my front seat in American Problems to Fred Sargent, and my Home Eco-
nomics grades to Carol Markley. I, Gus Tomkins, leave my physics grades to Patty Shively, and my glasses
to Reid Johnson. I, Rex Adams, leave the spot in all the teachers' hearts vacant for Betty Hammons, and
my excess poundage to Pete Feysa. I, Phyllis Etzler, leave my vacant spot in the National Honor Society
to Linda Graham, and my neat locker to Ruth Greene. I, Carole Girod, leave my worn-our textbooks to
Marcia Long, and my bus seat behind Billy Johnson to Myrna McGinnis. I, Dean Stemen, leave my speech
grades to John Reed, and my varsity basketball suit to Dick Elder.
I, Gary Cooper, leave my I956 Mercury to Paul Wilson, and to Herb Zuercher my ability to get along
with all the girls. I, Joan Schaadt, leave my personality to Elaine Stepelton, and my seat in speech to
Phyllis Zinsmeister. I, Ronnie Brenneman, leave to my brother George, my post in F .F.A. and to Crystal
Webster my ever-loving typewriter. I, Bill Friesner, leave my photographic mind to Dwayne Vogt, and my
troubles to Tom Hook.
I, Robert Koester, will one small part of my empire to the most gracious seventh grade teacher, Mrs.
Kerr, to build a gymnasium around her new, modern school building. To any teacher who has the same
problem I have, I will my variety of hats. I leave my 22 well-mannered, attentive, and intelligent seniors
to this very unsuspecting and unknowing world.
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