Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)
- Class of 1938
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Marjorie Boyer, Editor-in-Chief
Lois Presier, Assistant Editor
Robert Baxter, Business Manager
the graduates of
VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL
VAN WERT, OHIO
2 THE EXCALIBUR
Here is our EXCALIBUR. It,s not just what We wished, but we did our
best and We hope you appreciate the sleepless hours, the headaches, and
the night oil We burned in our feverish haste to complete our Work. Be
charitable, We pray you, in your criticism of this, our brain child, because
after all, it is near and dear to us. We've had lots of fun in capturing the
atmosphere of an orderly school at Work and at play with its brief inter-
ludes of hilarity and excitement. We give it to you in this EXCALIBUR-for
THE EXCALIBUR 3
We, the Senior Class of 1938, Wish to dedicate this twentieth volume of
our EXCALIBUR to our friend and adviser, Mr. C. P. Bowdle. Mr. Bowdle
came here in the midst of our Freshman struggles and with kind hut Hrm
leadership he guided us to the end of our high school career. His patience
is amazing and all students respect him as a champion of fair play. The
past has proved him an expert in his chosen field and we Wish him continued
greater achievements. A
THE EXCALIBUR 5
FIRST AERIAL VIEW OF VAN WERT
As one Senior to another, and to anyone who might see this picture, here are our
Alma Mater, stadium, library, and surrounding territory all rolled into one, taken
from an airplane by our staff photographer, Gene Feigert.
The small white rectangle with the little black spots in the center and the stripes
running up and down is our stadium. That comparatively little square at the right
of our pride and joy fthe stadiuml is that institution of learning, at and for which
We strove so hard those four years of joy and heartache.
Way to the left, and almost obscure, is the library. There is where we slaved for
the next day's English lesson or special report.
The Winding White tentacles going up and to the left of the picture is the sidewalk
to the east of the school and the long walk running along our beautiful river.
And so, with a mere HCheerio7' and HToodleoo" the Seniors of Van Wert High
School leave for their many and varied careers.
BETTY J. FINCH, 738.
Dear old Van Wert High School
Youpre sure to wifi, we hnow.
That is why we love
Our Van Wert High School So.,
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Thanks for the memory-
Of teachers, glaring looks,
Of our pencils and our books,
Where We learned that even boys can hope to make good cooks
How lovely it was.
Thanks for the memory-
Of lockers piled with junk,
Assemblies which were punk,
All these things we're packing in this memory trunk.
How lovely it was.
Many are the things wc'll rememlaer,
Many are the things Weill forget,
But We know next September
How we'll sigh and how we7ll fre
S0 thanks for the memories.
Welve had a lot of fun,
WC71'C very sad it's clone,
Weill have this hook in which to look,
We know itgs Worth a tong
So thank you so much.
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The old Maestro
Caught ya that time.
A minute's vacation.
What do you say, huh?
Of whom are you thinking?
What'cha lookin' at?
Nice, arenlt they?
Theylre bitin' swell.
just a minute.
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Education is the torch which has increasingly brightened the pathway
of men since the dawn of civilization. May your training always be a beacon
light along the high road to success and may your education be a continuous
process, forever inspiring you to greater achievement.
Wishing you Heaven's rich st blessings, Farewell!
U. E. DIENER.
Miss ALIENE TERRY
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Seniors, may you always be faithful to a trust and perform your duties
to the best of your ability. To those who do small tasks Well are entrusted
We congratulate you on your graduation and extend to each of you our
sincere best Wishes for a happy and useiul life.
C. P. BOWDLE.
MISS FLORENCE BAUER,
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Miami University. .
Ohio State University.
English II, Plane Geom-
etry, Solid Geometry.
an understanding of beau-
ty, the desire to serve 'man-
kind are qualities. 'most
GERALD Bow N
bowl' g Green State
Ohio Northern University,
University of North Caro-
English III, Economics.
Direktor of Junior Class
An old song says, 'A . . .
Good luck tu you, God
bl ss you, too, is all that
I gan say . . . "
English II, Junior Home
May your graduation be a
urorthwhile and lasting
foundation for the Izfe
'urhirlz you are to build.
English I, World Historv.
Asgistant Adviser of G. A.
"If you have built castles
in the air, your work need
not be lost: there is where
they should beg now put
foundations under the'n1.."
English II, Girls' Physical
G. A. A. Adviser, Girls'
May the memories of your
high school associations be
most pleasant and may
your future reap rewards
of earnest endeavor.
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Kent State University.
Typewriting II. Stenogra-
phy II. Bookkeeping I.
Junior Hi-Y Adviser.
Seniors: Be reaI,' live ful-
1y,' possess a jme sense of
shams and pretensions.
Ohio State University,
American History. Boys'
Boys' Intramural Athle-
tics, Head Football
"The fortunate circurne
stances of our lives are
generally found at last to
be of our own producing."
Ohio Northern Ilniyersity,
Bowling Green State Uni-
f'UIllIllCI'L'l2ll liaw. Com-
Sa esinanshipq- Journalism.
Quill .Adviser. Student
Council Adviser. Senior
. Hi-Y Adviser, Senior
Kqtill lYC1ll61.'li7lg, still pur-
' X suing, with a heart for any
University of Paris,
Institut Catholique Paris,
University of Heidelberg,
Ohio State University,
Ohio Northern University,
English I, French I, II.
Be satisfied with nothing
but the best-in everything
you 'may do-and in ap-
proaching that, ZION may
University of Chicago,
University of Berlin, Ger-
Latin I. II, English III, IV.
National Honor Society
Seniors: Don't stop grow-
ing after you hare gradu-
JAMES H. JONES
Ohio Northern University.
University of Chicago.
"May life be nzelodions,
The journey in 'tunei U
Like a thought in blooni.
University of Michigan.
Ohio State University-
Western State Normal Col-
American History. Biology.
Head Basketball Coach.
Sophomore Class Advis-
er, "V" Club Adviser.
"Success is the goal Of
Moy your efforts be
crowned with thnt re-
R. P. RAUCH
Miami University, I
Ohio State University.
General Business. Fresh-
man Class Adviser. Jun-
ior Hi-Y Adviser.
"It is not the road to suc-
cess that counts,
It is the person who trav-
H. B. PI
n ra Science, Physics.
Education and f7'E'l'd07llf
are the only sources of
true greatness and true
Ohio State University,
Director of Senior Class
Student Council Adviser.
Each person should de-
velop his own sense of the
true value of ezrperiences
and should have the cour-
uge to nzake decisions on
I. G. KATTERHEINRICH
Auglaize County Normal.
University of Cincinnati.
Bookkeeping II. Stenogra-
phy I. Typewriting I.
Faculty Manager of Athle-
tics, Central 'Treasurer
of High School Activity
I don't believe in giving
advice. Learn by experi-
ence, but never let experi-
ence "get" you twice.
GEORGE C. MASON
Ohio Northern University.
Ohio State University.
Science, Algebra I.
Junior Class Adviser,
Senior Hi-Y Adviser.
Determination is a char-
acteristic nruch to be de-
sired. It is the one factor
common to all individuals
who are successful.
glial ' . iiiversityc VV-,
n sa ommer-
A i' anti' h. Football
"No defeat can be blown
from the bfugle of right."
Bowling Green State Uni-
University of Colorado.
Ohio State University.
Home Economics, World
Historv. Boys' Home Liv-
ing, Y-Hi Girl Reserve
Remember-"A man is no
bigger than the things
which annoy him."
College of Music, Indianap-
Dana's Music College,
K Warren. Ohio.
"The man, that hath no
music in himself nm' is not
rn.ov'd with concord of
sweet sounds, is fit for
treasons, stratagems and
16 THE EXCALIBUR
MANAG NG DIRECTORS
HOLMES STooPs C. W. W1LLllI.AN
President, Mr. Williman is thc senior
Mr. Stoops is associated Illeltibfbl' Of the firm.
with his father in the ululmafl sl SONS, MHP-
Stoops Packing Company. kct.
E. B. KING JOHN H. KARR
Vice-President. Mr. Karr is the President
Mr. King owns and operates of the Karr Business Uni-
the King's Grocery. versity.
Mr. Bowers Owns and Oper-
ates the Bowers Drug
F. EARL SHAFFER
Pupils' Adjustment Officer
FRANKLIN M. DIPPERY EUGENE FEIGERT, "Kimi"
Four years the President of
On the football field he was
We llmt'f want to make him
So right here is where this
Hi-Y, Chorus 1. 2. 4. H. M.
S. Pinafore. Student Council
1, 2. 3. rt, National Honor So-
ciety. the Govern0r's Daugh-
ter, Intcrclass Basketball 3.
Football 3. 4. Class President
1, 2, 3, 4. V Club. Class Motto
and Color Committee. Invita-
tion Connnittee, Senior Class
TANLEY Ross, "Goof"
A jack of hearts,
But a queen has token him.
4. Basketball 1.
As editor of the Scarlet Quill,
He cart never be beat.
Arid as a Senior class officer.
He hfld the Vice-Presidents
Hi-Y, Chorus 2, 3, Band 1, 2,
3. 4. Prom Committee, Student
Council -t. Scarlet Quill Staff
3. 4, EXCALIBUR Staff. Vice-
President '38, Cheerleader 2.
3. 4. V Club. Golf. 't'1'he Fan."
MARION FEIGERT, "Sol"
A would-be admiral by desire
Arid a ladies' man by thence,
Hc'll be commodore of the
U. S. N.,
If l1e'Il only ditch, romance.
Hi-Y. Hi-Y Cabinet. Chorus
1. 2, 3. Band 1. 2, 3, 4, Orches-
tra 4, Enchanted Isle, the Mas-
querader. Prom Committee,
National Honor Society. Scar-
let Quill Staff 3, ExcAl.1Ht'k
Staff. Interclass Basketball 3.
Football 3. 4. Treasurer '38,
Senior Class Play Committee.
Going once, going twice, going three times,
gone! Sold to Father Time. Thus events that are
news one minute become history with the addition
of more minutes, minutes that make hours, hours
that add up to days and days that drop off one
by one to be known as years. The History of the
Class of '38 is now wrapped and stored away for
future use in four of these years.
In the fall of '34 the pupils who had been pro-
moted from the eighth grade entered Van Wert
High School. That day marked the beginning of
the Class of '38, which was known then as the
ufreshmen class." Maybe we pulled a few boners
like getting into the wrong class but after all why
should we spoil the traditions built up by genera-
tions of green freshmen.
For the first time we elected class leaders. The
word "elected" may be a little misleading be-
cause the so-called election was more like a stab
in the dark. Our president was Franklin Dippery
who in latter years was called "Hank" during
election time by everyone but the leaders of the
Most of us survived the exams and test to be-
come Sophomores, a welcome title after being
Freshmen for a year. To almost every organization
and activity our class contributed its share of
participants. ln our Junior year we won first prize
for selling band tickets closely followed by the
Seniors who presented some very stiff competition.
Six Juniors were elected to the National Honor
Society: .lane Bowers, Carol Frericks, Anna Jor-
dan, Dennis Kinkle, Lois Presler, and Katherine
Young ...... The Junior Class Play
called the 'LMasquerade" was acclaimed by all as
an outstanding success. As the year drew to a
close we entertained the departing Seniors al the
annual Junior-Senior Prom, an event looked for-
ward to by many since they were Freshmen.
The last year got off to a bang-up start with the
nominations of candidates for the class offices. lt
seemed at first that Franklin Dippery, seeking his
fourth consecutive year in the presidential office,
would be elected without competition. Then the
rising sun of opposition appeared on the political
horizon with Robert Baxter as its star candidate.
This called for a campaign which soon was under
way. Under the guiding genius of Sammy Fitz-
simmons was formulated a political machine
known as Sammany Hall. Sammany Hall backed
up Dippery and his party with printed circulars.
colored signs, campaign speeches and ballyboo.
The Baxterites, being more conservative, used a
campaign which consisted mostly of lobbying.
When the votes were tallied it was found that all
the Sammany Hall candidates had won and ac-
cordingly they were installed in ofhce.
The Class of '38 again appropriated the 355
prize for selling the most band tickets. This
brought our score up to three out of four. The
Senior class play entitled "The Fan" was enjoyed
by all. With the arrival of spring every one looked
forward to the Junior-Senior Prom which was a
very successful affair and deserved the thanks of
As the last few days slipped away we prepared
for graduation. As the long line of Seniors moved
slowly forward receiving their "sheepskins" it was
remarked that it looked like a line of cans on a
conveyer belt going through a labeling machine.
Maybe so. but that label contains one of the best
trade marks in the world, the trade mark of Van
Wert High School. As the last Senior received
his diploma the class of '38, according to its
motto, passed "Out of Life's School into the School
MAURICE TOLAN, '38.
"Tibby" is the girl with It
voice so deep,
She could wake the students
from a very sound sleep.
Y-Hi, G. A. A.. Chorus 1, 2,
3, 4, H. M. S. Pinafore.
CHARLES ATHA, "Chucky
This handsome blond so bush-
ful is he,
We wonder if ever inrlrried
Interclass Basketball 1. 2. 3. Al.
HAROLD ALLQIRE A "'
"Turkey" is ihis Izoyfs nick-
As fi football player he has
nequirenl great fume.
Chorus 1. Band 1. 2. 3. 1. ln-
tereluss Basketball 3, AL. Foote
bull 3, 4, V Club.
MARCILE BAER, "Ben-yn
lfVe iromler if she's fimirl,
We wonder if she's shy,
We wonrlev' uvlzaf she'll do
When she lem-es Von Wert Hi.
JEAN BAIRD, ufeaniei'
Jeanie is 11. l'flllTI!liIlU loss,
With her obilily in fylillly she
heads the floss.
Chorus 1. 2. 3. 41. Billlii L.
RUTH MARGARET BAXTER
This Senior girl is quiet rnifl
Yoifd nherer knouf I
shes 1.11. Van Wert Hi.
Y-Hi, Prom Committee.
ROBERT E. BAXTER, HBob"
In mnkingf speeches
Boll does e.1'f'1'l.
life ffzmwmfee ci
Hi-Y. Ili-Y Cabinet. Chorus
1. 2, 3. If, H. M. S. l'inz1f0l'e,
The Mnsquernder. S t u fl LY n t
Council L Ring :incl l'in Cum-
mittee. National Honor S0-
eiety. Scarlet Quill Staff 4-. EX-
oalibul' Staff. The Gnvernnr's
Daugrlitcr. llamfl Book Com-
mittee. The Fun.
.1IIll'!l'8 lieorl skips 'mmiy Iieufs,
IfVI11'11 someone llIUllflll'll8 flu:
Y-Hi, G. A. A., Chorus 1. 2.
3. If, l-I. M. S. Pinafore. Prom
Committee. lnterclzlss Basket-
y ,rx K,
STEPHEN BECK, "Steve"
Still water runs deep,
Youfll never find Steve a
Interclass Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4.
ISABEL BLAKE, 'clzzyn
Cliitter, chatter all day long,
This gal is ever busgg
She's given many guys the
ZVO amateurs for Izzy.
Y-Hi, G. A. A., Chorus 1, 2, 3,
Enchanted Isle, Th e Mas-
querader, National Honor So-
ESTHER BLACK, "Beany"
In leading cheers she has a
When you. hear a war whooph
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thats Beany Black.
Y-Hi, G. A. A., Chorus 1, ,
bc 1 . Cheerleader 1 2--
Scarlet Quill Staff 4, Excah
bur Staff il
'ill , ,
RICHARD BLANKE, ufazzya'
As a trumpeter he has gone
Some day perhaps he'll be a
Chorus 1. 2, Band 1, 2. 3. 4.
Dance Orchestra, Interclass
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Football
3, 4, Senior Class Play C0111-
,A . ll' my ."MargeH
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,,XyNfYn tcommerc'ial work she does
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l About these tasks she does
Chorus 2, National Honor S0-
ciety, Scarlet Quill Staff 4,
Excalibur Staff, Senior Class
Never trouble trouble until
trouble troubles you.
Hi-Y, Chorus 1, 2, 3, En-
chanted Isle, Student Council
1, 2, 3, Ring and Pin Com-
Enittee, The Governor's Daugh-
MARJORIE BOYER, "Mike"
An able student in her studies,
Editor-in-chief of our stay,
Always seen helping others,
And always ready to laugh.
Y-Hi. Y-Hi Cabinet, G. A.
A., Chorus 1, 2, The Masquer-
arler, Prom Committee, Na-
tional Honor Society, Scarlet
Quill Stat? 4, Excalibur Staff,
D. A. R. Contestant.
"Soapy's" not lazy-
Just in love with rest. M
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, DilI1C9',0I'-
chestra. ' '
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JAKE BOWERS, "Jan,ie',
Jane can be serious,
Jane can be jolly,
To write comic strips is her
Y4Hi. G. A. A.. G. A. A. Cabi-
net, Chorus 1, 2, The Mas-
querader, Student Council 4,
National Honor Society, Ex-
calibur Staif, Interclass Bas-
ketball 2, 3, 4, "The Fan."
ELMER SWARTZ, "Elmer"
Quiet and reserved is he,
A student of the first degree.
MARY K. COLLINS, "MK,'
"Some girl," Bob does say,
And we all think the sanie of
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet. Chorus
1, 2, 3, 4, H. M. S. Pinafore.
Scarlet Quill Statt' 4-. Excali-
bur Statf, Class Motto and
ALICE CONN, "Connie',
Of boys Alice is fond.
With any special one she has
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet. G. A. A..
Chorus 1. 2, 3. Prom Commit-
tee, Class Motto and Color
LEROY COMER, "Sonny7'
JANET BRITTSAN, Hfanv
Tall, dark, and lively JAMES BROTHERWOOD
Is this rlmwniitg lass,
Her smile is the brightest
Of all the class.
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet, G. A. A..
G. A. A. Cabinet. Chorus 1. 2.
The Masquerailer. National
Honor Society. The Governors
Daughter. Invitation Commit-
A lire nrire is selrloni stepped
Hi-Y, Hi-Y Cabinet. Chorus
1. 2. 3. 4. H. M. S. Pinafore.
Interclass Basketball 3. 4.
Football Manager fi., The Fan.
"Duke" is as quiet as run be.
But rr very good sport as you
CLAIR BUECHNER, "Beaten
Here is Il. chap nrith. n sense
of lrzmlrw, quite gay,
Of qurilities he hns so many
That space crwft do or say.
HiAY. Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, En-
chanted Isle. H. M. S. Pina-
fore. Scarlet Quill Statf 4.
Football 1. 2. Basketball 1. 2.
3. -L, Vice-President 1, 2, 3.
Junior Class Play Committee.
Senior Class Play Committee.
Class Motto and Color Com-
mittee. V Club.
EUGENE CARTER, '41 eveesi' ..Nim,,
"Jevees" possesses hnpptness,
lt's one thing lznrd to fllll.
When, he starts in to whistle,
You knon: ich.nt's on his mind.
Interclass Basketball 1, 2. 3.
Boys are the light in her life.
If the light went out
It urofuld cause her real strife.
Y-Hi. Prom Committee, Ring
and Pin Committee.
VV 1 f ii P
Nou: Leroy is a quiet lad.
As you all can see.
But just give hint a little job
And he'lI show his ability.
Student Council 1. Scarlet
Quill Staff 4, Excalibur Stait.
Intern-lass Basketball 1. 2,
Basketball 3. 4, V Club.
To one boy she is 'willing to
Eren when she's very lzliie.
Y-Hi. G. A. A.. Chorus 1. 2. 3.
CALVIN Cox, i'Silent Cal"
"Sile'nf Cal" is a noisy lad,
,-lsirlrf from lhis l1e's rrfallyl wal
Lols CRYER, 'iL0i"
"Oh.' Dirl you say Lois ffryvr
Wlllli shrfs nur Baslcclllnall
Wlwn sllffs ll70Tkl7l!j up fo par,
l.lm'rP1'orrl :rv 4-annul mar.
Chorus. Intorc-lass llaskuthall
l. 2. Ii. l-.
x .X MARY DEXVEESE, "Madieii
To be n jourzlallsl is her
RICHARD DALLY, HDiCh'H
.-I Imp of almul sim fffel fIl'1l.
.-Inrl yolfre Very lurk!!
If hw falls for you.
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PAILDRED CROWE, 'iMifl"
A quiwf lzlrmfl rrilh 7Ilfl7llll'T
JIi1l's lyme ls rrfally harrl in
Y-Ili, G. :X.A..BRllfl1.2,3.-li.
BENJAMIN DALLY, "Ben"
Bmfs a qulfff surf of lad,
Tlmugfll on a foolhall jlivlrl hzfs
Wally noi lual.
Football 3. I-.
Tu some volleye she will be
Y-Ili. Ki. A. A.. Chorus 1, 2,
3. L l'1'om Committee. Scar-
let Quill Stall' -L Excalibur 'Y
Staff. lnterclass Basketball
2. 3. Senior Class Play Coin-
Tall, dark mul llmldsome,
For him smnef girl Jxgill pay
Hi-Y. Senior Class Play Com-
ROBERT DUPREY, "Bob"
Upriylzf, yfrmirl and square-
Awd 'nal a pimm eifher.
lnterclass Basketball 3. 4.. Foot-
ball I.. 4-ll Club.
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DOROTHY Donors, "Dorn
There's rr. certain boy so fall
IVl1en she passes him,
In her henrf fhere burns n
CARL EASTERLING, J R.
Carl is Ll jolly lad,
.-is fl friend, mme beller roulfl
Hi-Y, Chorus 2, 3. 4.
B1-:TTY FINGH, "Fi hyi'
Her greatest ambit -is avia-
To kee - l yo from na-
.w'n, . tion.
i, Y i Cabinet, Chorus 1,
3, 4, H. M. S. Pinafore.
om Committee, Scarlet Quill
Staff 3. 4, Excalibur Staff.
Senior Class Play Committee.
DONALD FOOTE, uFooteH
Sweel is youth, but yoyih is
And so's my heart.
Hi-Y, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4-, Band
1, 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4,
Enchanted Isle, H. M. S. Pina-
fore, Prom Committee, Scarlet
Quill Staff' 3, The Governor's
Daughter, lnterclass Basket-
ball 4, Cheerleader 2, 3, 4,
Dance Orchestra, V Club.
Hi-Y, Band 1. 2. Scarlet Quill
Staff 4, Excalibur Staff.
GILFORD FORD, '6Gil"
Gilly stars in basketball.
He also stars in looks.
Bui he can amuse us all,
Tho' he doesrfl read his
Football 2, 3, 4. Basketball 2.
3, 4, V Club, Senior Class Play.
SAMUEL M. FITZSIMMONS
Samuel M. is known for his
boldness and audacity. .
if if were not for teachers
iroulrl noi be perr-ociiy.
HUGH EATON, '4Hugo"
The mime of our hero is
As a salesman he cailnof be
Hi-Y. Chorus 1, 2, 3, En-
chanted Isle. Scarlet Quill
Staff 4, Interclass Basketball
I. 2. Football 1. 2. Golf.
f VIOLETTE EDSALL
Violeife is a pretiy name.
And for ihe girl we rom say
Y-Hi. Chorus 1, 2. Orches-
RALPH EISTER, 'gEis"
Ralph. came here in his Junior
.-Ind in many lwiirifies his
name does appear.
Hi-Y, Hi-Y Cabinet, Band 3, 4-,
Interclass Basketball 4, Bas-
ketball 3, The Fan.
Happy mn, I, from rare Tm
Why areriff ihey all contented
Chorus 3. Band 1. 2, 3. 4, En-
chanted Isle, Interclass Bas-
ketball 3. 4.
ELOINE EICHAR, "Ike,'
A firie little lady is Elolrle
Arid P'L76TfIlOTl0 in school says
There's no one like her.
Y-Hi. G, A. A., Junior Class
WILLIAM D. FELL, "Billy
I'1n on ihe brink of success,
VVZIZ somebody push me over?
Hi-Y, Hi-Y Cabinet, Chorus 3.
it, Band 1, 2, H. M. S. Pina-
fore, Prom Committee, Stu-
dent Council 1, Scarlet Quill
Staff 4, Excalibur Staff, Foot-
ball 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Golf.
, -F nm -u 7
VETHA FORD, HBesl1,ie:'
Vellla is a girl, 1
Wim keeps yO1n"mmrl
In fl C'0llSflHlf ufllirl.
ELEANOR FOX, G'FoxLex 1
Slm has rr smile irlml Hts llebxll
j'r1r'z' mul lI'I'1II'S If ezwry rluy.
i f - - V . . . 5-lil. fr. A. A.. Bzlnfl 1, 2. 3.
2'1"1E,ig,,gf'Cf,l,',g,,QllfQg'tI1tCf3 flu. 01'i-lisstm 2. 3. lf. Inter:-lass
Bngkctbull 1 .,' 3 ll llnskellmll 23. I. I-ll Club. The
Cl1eerle:1fler'2. 'I--Hlfilnh. l l Fm"
V L CA OL FRERICKS "Ta ln 4' ' --
m NJA' R 2 ' EVALYN FUGATE, 'Ewen
i XS! 351,51 11,271ui?-Z1smli2',! Hvr jlllgigelllrrierl
,I Qlliese two HTC.ffl6,f'1l7USll7ll?4M, some du!! 8110.11 ,W H Iwrm-
! llzrrl vmrke Lmul Iinflz II 112141. WMC tlplnrl
i Y-ni, O. A. A.. cm-lien-.1 1. Y f . , , ,
2. :i. 4, The NI2lSCIll9l'RlllZl', Nei- 2fIl1'.fZ:L'lj flgfmfimih
tiunzil llonin' Society. Senior 'Umm 'JM' 'll 'm' C '
Class Play Connnittce.
EVERETT GALLAWQY6 U ,, LEs'rEz: GLNNDER, ':Les"
. ' His drlys in lyllll l'Vc7'l have
l This Iml is fl f!l7'7ll!'I' buy, Irwin slmrl. l
' And Us U f!I7'lIlKl' he jimls Bill l1r'S l1l1'f'Irfl?! 7U'01'f'H 1108
l ffrenl joy, rf will spurl.
l 4-H Club, l'll'Ulll lleiislnvv.
l MARCUEIRITE GOOD
l "fiTC'fl'llf'llu llrrs ideas of her
i is 011771,
1 .Ind slzrfll rlimlz to 'iszlrress
l Y-Hi. Chorus 1, 2. 3. L. Prom
l Cnnnnittce, lllxcznlibur Staff.
lux Qi- l Ifllillflll urns HI?!IQl7'llf'U
1. ' Till "DOI" Flllllt' along.
f . Now hull: nw mnilefltefl,
7 7 .-11111 lift' is Il sung.
I VZ Hi-Y. Chorus l. 2. 3. 4. En-
clnmtoil Isle, National Honor
Society. 'l'l1eGOve1'i1n1"s Daugh-
tor. lnterclziss Baiskethnll 1, 2.
3. Invitation Connnittee. Golf.
I 1 I 1 I - 1 l
1 - - 1 - - Q Q
JOAN GRANT, 'Clow
D8Sl'7'l17fl01l of Jo-fby any
Sli' delirious fIl.'L'If07'S7jllSf like
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet. G. A. A.,
G. A. A. Cabinet. Prom Coni-
niittee. Student Council 3. 4.
Ring and Pin Committee, EX-
calibur Steiff. Interclass Bas-
ketball 1. 2.
MARY E. GRUNEWALD
Jlcnqf Izeliervs in life after
And also sim-erely belieres -in
fhe Golden Rule.
Y-Hi. Chorus 1.
LA INWOOD, "Ia"
Noflliozg fo sfudy buf Home
To be Il good wife, so P11741
Y-Hi. Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4. The
Governofs Daughter. Volley-
h:Ill. Fnchanted Isle. H. M. S.
VELMA JENKINS, ':Peggy"
It seems she possesses
A greuf S1111 11111.
Her face is so happy,
Her spirit so gay.
G. A. A.. lntercluss Basketball
ALLEN JACKSON, JR.
.llmior is 1111 wok"
U'e'1'e foiriirl Ollf
Prom Committee, Junior Clos.:
Her par! iii the rlass play
Ii'11s jilsf fo 1'l1ez1: gum.
She did if so '1lIf'1l,
Tlmf if 111111111
X-HI. 0. A. A.. LIIOIUS 1. 2. 41.
The NI?lSI1I19l'2ldCl'. V
mittee, Excalibur Staff. The Y'
OUIS E. HAINES, HLooie"
A uford from his lips is seldom
His slogmz 77IllSf lm,
"SiIem'e is fl0lf1E'7l.'y
EC ' 97
"Ult!lSSfP" is 11 peach,
I'111 sure 11fe all agree.
There is no Iieffer sport.
A1111 popular! Yes-siree!
Y-Hi, Chorus 4, Ilaurl 1. 2. 3.
1 f ' '- - J 1 2
JCL., 'aHelyn Jo" CHARLOTTE MAE HARMAN
V ., cc as
E'oc:1'11Il1.i11g woffzesl he her who
F111 It 1'L1Ie tlmfas .slickl I'If'7"'l'gZfH is fhfs' girlls mg
E'e'1-?- 1 K 'H 'g ,. ,
Ulf qzgxhgv, qNf,,.,JUy,l ya C Ifllf Sifmliloiif ulivnys bc the
gy get 'f SU mum 'aufflker' Yliili. G. A. A.. Chorus 1. 2. 3.
Y-H'iL'f!?1ga21s. I. 2, :1. 4. AI--
l'Ol'diOIl 1 df A, Y
lf's Hire io be 1111fz11'11I, A
When 0716.8 11c1f11ralIy mee.
Y-Hi, Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4. H. BI.
S. Piimfore, Prom Committee.
Senior Class Play Committee.
fhnf hzfs no
66 ' 37
A f11sci1111ii11yfeIIow is Dezipic.
As for his faults, he just
66 ' 77
Prom Com- -
FERN LOUISE KREISCHER
ELIZABETH JONES, "Eliza"
Her rare persmmlilyf will jimi
.vllflmuyh she has silrh Il vom-
Y-Hi. G. A. A.. Chorus 1. 2.
DENNIS KINKLE, "Dennie,:
A finer fellow Newer lived.
A better spur! is nerer
But we musfiff flmllc flblllll if.
VVIIPQ1 Dennie is nruuizrl.
Hi-Y. The Masquerazler. Prom
Committee. Student Council
3. 4, National Honor Society.
Interclass Basketball 1, 2. 3.
I.. Football 1. 2. 3. Class Serr-
retary 'XL '35. '3Ii. V Club.
HNIILDRED KNOLL, 4'lVlid"
She's lhe Se1iiur's jinesf guard,
In all sporfs she rarrels,
Her sclmlarsllip is lmrd to
All in ull she's pretty smell.
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet, G. A. A..
G. A. A. Cabinet. Banrl 1. 2.
3, 4, Orchestra 2. -L. Prom
Committee, Student Council 1,
2. 3. National Honor Society.
Excalibur Staff. lntervlass
Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4.
ANNA JORDAN, 4'Ann,'
Lore of music has ropiurerl
Ami also as rr ser'i'efm'y sh6'll
lie ll "pearl,"
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet. G. A. A..
Band 3. 4. Chorus 1. 2. Or-
chestra l, 2. 3, 4, Student
Council 21. National Honor So-
ciety. Excalibur Staff. Inter-
class Basketball 2. I--H Club.
CHARLES KNOLL, 'cRed'7
"Rell" is Us lmshfill ns Iheyf
To get him any girl will llrrfrv'
fu gm SIIIIIG.
ROBERT KORN, HFodder"
l2on'l you think he's llfllld-
Full of pep mul rim?
If you are incliiied In fhink
Jusf ask him.
Hi-Y. Junior Band 1. Inter-
elass Basketball 3, 4. Football
3. 71. Golf.
. .-7 -
ELOISE KOUTS 'Todiei'
"T11rlie" cerlrliiilgf has
Her liezzrf owl of selmol.
IVe're also ufilliny fu lzef
She's ilrzlwrlgfs fool.
Y-Hi, G. A. A., Chorus 1. Sen-
ior Class Play Committee.
66 ' 95
A uice girl,
A winning u'fr1f.'
Y-Hi, G. A. A., Chorus 1. 2. 3.
Scarlet Quill Staff -l, Excali-
bur Staff. Senior Class Play
Short in SffllIlTE',
Always so shy.
She has rr smile but 110 irorrls,
ll'e all urznzder ilfhy.
Y-Hi. Senior Class Play Com-
mittee. fl.-H Club.
IRENE LINTON, "Renie"
Irene will shine.
Some day she eerfniiily
Chorus 1. Scarlet Quill Staff
il.. Excalibur Staff.
CLIFFORD MEDAUGH' MARY ELIZABETH MILLER
In uri we lcnrauv he will gn fur.
In this world he has II star.
Chorus 1, 2. Scarlet Quill Staff.
Interc-lass Basketball The
Fun. Senior Class Play Coni-
PAUL MILLER, "Ducky"
lt's tough I nm, I is, I nrw,
If yml get in my fwny,
You 11'on't yn fm:
Chorus 1. 2. 3. Scarlet Quill
Stall? -I-. Excalibur Staff, Inter-
clnss Basketball 3. 4.
Hrfre is rr girl of u'u1'tl1lrlIi.'e
sort, - '
All uw mn say is Ahe's It yimrl
Y-Hi. Y-lli Fnbinet. Clnirus.
Senior Class l'i:Iy Crnniniliev.
RICHARD iWILLER, '6Dich'f
Quiet and flignifirml is lhis fel-
Slirlc In him mul ymfll fiml
Hi-Y. Chorus 1. 2. 3. L ll. M.
S. l'in:it'0re. lllt0l'l'l?lSS Basket-
h'1llI 'P 'S L Senior Class
lVlARY MCCLURE HELYN MARIE MCCONA-
GC 75 G6 D!
I-1 mon' plwismn' girl
The irurlfl wummt finrl.
Tlwrr' tlI'E'll'l wry many
Girls nj her kinrl.
Bzlncl 2. 3. L The Mzxsqueracl-
er. Scarlet Quill Stnfl' t. Ex-
A fini' steiiograplwi' she'll bv
In 1'i.I1i1's she always drew th?
Y-Hi. flhorus 1. 2. L. ll. M. S.
7 cc as Willa'-ge"
IIICIIARD MCCOY, Dick
Ilir-k if lmslifnl,
Wm'rls.' He just hfrsn't any.
But' !'l'!'lI in silmzmf,
His frivnrls rfrrf mriny.
.1In1'ym'rt mme from Arlrimi,
Xen' this wry Inst year.
Her hrrii' is rerl as all rm: see.
,-Intl nw Imp? she likes it
Senior Class Play Connnittee.
KATHHYN MINRSTI, HKay,' HELEN MAXSON7 ..Wiggy,,
Lnnyhs, 1l!II'fll'S und lmys that
.llrlke the Iiff' of Kay rum-
Y-Hi, G. A. A.. Svzlrlel Quill
Stuff I. l'lXL'?llllDlll' Sin '
Mrrny fl Imy has stolen hm'
By thc' looks of the fuii.rr',
this is only ll slnrt.
Y-lli. YAlli Cabinet.
FREDERICK MITCHENER BETTY ANNE MOONEY
Of n girl Fred wever fliiiiks.
They ure, in him, flie jiI1.r.
Interclass Basketball 1.
RUTH MORRIS, "Boi-if
She's wwf a flourer, slie's im!
01150 Cifgf is her 1-lmice,
If you spank nguinsf if,
Slie'II raise Iver 'wi'ire.
Y-Ili, Band 1. 2.
ERVIN H. MORRISON
He1'e's 10 HPm'ky" so yrmlfl
V f'19U'7'1i TVlir'n if ermies fo lmriii' lie
.Sl17eIs7j1IsfIm1 fill-rrroimri reg- 1,l,,,fs fhem UH.
11' fm' .
, , Chorus 1. 2. 3, 1. H. M. S.
5'H1-Ch01'US3- , l'im1fOI'e, Prom Committee.
. Student Council President -L.
I Xp Interclnss llzlsketlmll 1. 2. 3.
,A X 4 X Y
' 'I I XX l x .
' 4 X3 cc ea
RALPH MOSURE, Mase
Ralph is fhe boy Irifh eyes of VELMA MULLEN, 'cSis7'
Wheel he IS Hem' fl1ere's ne'ei'
4 fm-dr sliz slie's never seen
- .I 1 - - r I
U f7'U1lPN- For mi lime uf srliuul sl1e's
Interclass Bzxskethnll 3. -L.
ALBERT MYERS, "Blondiev
A'BlOiidie," "Allie," say 'Irlmf
He'Il be a yrenf, yreuf mm:
Chorus I, 2. 3. -L. Elll'llilIltCCl
Isle. The GOvernOr'S Daughter.
PAUL MYERS, uPaul',
Paul of music is especially
Perlmps he will play imdei'
OrclIeSt1'zI 1. 2. 3. 4.
JOSEPH MYERS, ujoeu
Joe Iljllllld lie u liigli school
If irifli girls hell eml1les1'eI'irl
Some will liar "Ginnie,"
Oiliers rnll her "GMA"
I'Vl1ere Brilfs iimne is 711671-
Tlmfs ufliere she comes in.
Y-Hi. G. A. A.. Chorus 1. 2.
3, -1, Enchzluterl Isle, H. M. S.
l'iIIzIf'0rc. The Goverxmfs
D:1ug.rhteI', Interchlss Basket-
RICHARD PRESTON, HDick"
A ymrf in the vlriss play put
him in line
To lm fl gwrri rlrrrnlrrlisf in
some fillllfl' tim:-.
Hi-Y. Chorus l. 2. 3. ll. H. M.
S. Pinafore. The hlilSflllCl'2lll"!'.
Prom Committee. Intervlass
Basketball 3. I. Football 4.
Senior Class Play Committcc.
LELAND RAYER, '5Lily:,
A Hliftlc' nonsvzzw nun: mul
Is r1'lisl1f'fl by lhc lies! of mvli.
lnterclass Basketball 3. 4.
DONALD OECHSLE, "Donn
"Speak," Miss Wwsl said. A
"I l'fl7l'f,U said Dow, us his
fore gui reri.
N I I .L I I ',.I.,x W
I - .J
A Iwzrerfiil singer is fhis
'tlaudcling Crooks," '
Talent like his is noi folmfl 111
Hi-Y, Hi-Y Cabinet. Chorus 1.
2, 3, 4, El1L'll?lI1t9ll Isle, H. M.
S. Pinafore. Prom Commit'ee,
Student Council 2, :L 4, Na-
tional Honor Society, The
GOveI'nor's Daughter, Excali-
bur Staff, lnterclass Basket-
ball 3, Invitation Committee.
WILLIAM POLINO, '4Bill"
Horses mul lmskellmll are
As ll miliirrlurv sporfsnzmr he
really flows fine.
Hi-Y, Chorus 3. RL, Intern-lass
Basketball 1. 2. Basketball
4, V Club, -LH Club.
DOROTHY PRICE, '4Dof'
Doi luis lcfliwicrl har lesson
Fw' ilzls, hmim' will hw' Mania
Y-Hi. Y-Ili Cabinet. G. A. A..
Chorus 1. National Honor So-
ciety. The Fan, lnterulass
FERN REDLINOER, :'Fe1-nf:
Very snlrzll mid rrjry llfllf. .
.ind somelmu: quite cliscreet.
Y-Ili, Chorus 1, 2. 4. '
LOUISE OECIISLE, 'fPeocy"
A smile so sweet fha! none
Some fine fellow had better
GEORGE POE, "Posy"
George is ri lad who is hard
But full of misvhief and ready
io lease. v
Hi-Y, Chorus 1. 2, 3,'fts.lsl,. M.
S. Pinafore. National Honor
Society, The gfibvernor s
Daughter, The Fillgk'
LOIS PRESLl3R, MP1-eztzelsu
lVifh falenf Tore, nom' can
H1'T gifts ure surely z'liu7'n1-
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet, G. A. A.,
G. A. A. Cabinet, Band 1, 2.
33. I-. 'l'he Masquemcler. Prom
Committee, National Honor
Sofiety. Scarlet Quill StaE 2.
3. 4. Excalibur Staff. Inter-
oass Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Jun-
ior Play Committee. D. A. R.
Alternate, The Fan.
M ti Ii liru.
30 T H E E X O A LII
IW 'l A 14.9"
NORMAN SCHAADT5 :cDiC!i,,
Quief buf :mf fun sh!! is lm.
l'erl1aps some day an 07'ILfU7'
Intern-lass Basketball 1, 2.
Helen may Inf quief,
In class rn' in file lmll.
PAUL SCOTT, UScoLLy"
Su e'nyayin11 ll smilz' flmt mme
ru n z'o'n:1mw.
l"Vif'1l!1S like him nw Iaemm-
ing quifc 1'm'r'.
Intern-lass Basketball 1. 2.
Basketball 3, VL.
ROBERT SHERMAN, '4BobU
3,11 S119 is 11,1 k1,,11 ,,1 1,111 Bglfs rl-f1'im1rl nf ffnrll mul ull.
Wl,1, 1,115 11. 57,1111 fm- 1111, I1fYl4,e1'4' If s ser'1'u'es we ask for,
lfl 11 kllllll' on lrlmm fu full.
Y-Hi. Y-Hi Cabi ft, G. A. A..
Chorus 1. 2. Banlltal. Orchestra 1IIt6IQl'YPlSS Baskctball 1. 2. Son-
4. National Honor Society. IUVUHSS 1'1P1B'CU1lll1llll0e.
Prom Conunittee. Excalibllr
Staff. Interclass Basketball 1.
2. 3, vl-.
' 7 .
.7 .' f
ff, . , , . .-,
.f-" lf' if f vlffff , -!,,
, f f ' ' ac 11-' an
f MAX SHTMP, Sll'WP RUTHELA SHRIDER
I Hgler, skelfer, he fears 'rorlnfl HRLIJIUCH
Srmqe day his friends will be Qllief, su'r'r'f, uriflmzlf 1-mwvif.
Q Y-Hi. Senior Class Play Cmn-
I Lhorus 1. mittee.
HICBARD SIMPSON BERNICE J. SMITH, "B. ff,
C6 ' 77
X Sunp l1'l1en flzv zluy gefs drc'ury,
JllSf frying fu he ll grvuf num, g!,1',Qirf1j"Q,"jeff""'e Umm'
1 Hllf he is firm! ulreufly. Shevs H dang..
W Hi-Y. Band 1. 2. 3. L. Pl'Ulll Y- - - , , - . , .
f'1lEll1lltECt3.. Intirclalis uljasket- ?,1.E?l'etl'Qf5il AS1afilH'g'uh4' LE?
1.1 . -. .i. 1, OO a 1. calibur Stuff. x
' . BERNICE L, SMITH HELEN SMITH, HS1nithy,'
uSmill 'g -
y Hag smxzles are mfmy,
' , or fTUllFHS are fvzr.
l "HI, l1l'UZ5l"l f'!lf'S Sllffll rio mos! rlnyfflzing
1 l u 'rf some nys slyg T 1 11 I Id I .
S Iiuf ilmgfll be buck urrzzuzfl by U H 17 me ml you
WW by- Y-Hi, Chorus 1, 2, 3, Prom
C' 'tt .
Y-Hi, Chorus 1. 2, 3. 4. H mmm ee
M. S, Pinaforc.
' FLRMA V. SPRING
P ,ellfltouyh she possesses no
,fY real ni1'kmnnf'.
9 "Lefl11" fits mul if 1111111 bring
3 - her fume.
" Y-ni. o. A. A.. Intel-Class
bliaskethall 1, 2. 3, 4.
DENTON STETLER, "Bud"
.-l p1'ru'firfaI joker is this Ind.
But some of his jokes ll1'67l'l
Hi-Y. Chorus 1. Prom Come
4' x Q
- JAMES TERRY, Minn"
his shy lad is so very frrll,
e really Sllfl'N!'H in basketball.
MAURICH TOLANM , M BERNIECE WALLICK
Maurze - ffgeev
Plenfgnxzfsft "Hd U UWNI per- ,lt lx1'fgg1fw1'ile1' her hem't's
Very hashflrl as you know.
lVhen lhe girls talk fo him,
Maurie says, "I lmeliewf I'll
Ili-Y, Prom Committee, Stu-
dent Council -IA. Interclass
Basketball 1. 2. Senior Class
Play Committee. Class Motto
and Color Committee.
CARLOS WALTZ, 'cC.W.W
Big bllu' eyes,
A 1-llflrminy S'lIIllC,'
These fwo fI'flflH'!'8 mrlkaf
Knowing him ll7U7'lLllllllllIC.
Chorus 1, 4-H Club.
She newer' uflers 61 sound,
Not like her mrmy 'neig1l1bors,
Whose mouflls ufork as hm-d
ns fhey pound.
Y-Hi, Chorus 1. 2. 41. H. M.
S. Pinafore. The Masquerad-
cr. Prom Committee. Junior
ll's 'nof the size of a Qlnrlcuyr'
thu! 7il!5ll8llTl'S N
The qualify of ifs vonfenl.
Y-Hi. 'L-H club. - -
.Sa ' '
MARJ GRY STARKEY
A one-Irrmk mind for Ken-
fllfkll has she,
For down lhere with Ray, she
would like to be.
Y-Hi. Prom Committee. Inter-
JACK STETLER, "Ostrich"
Wlzeh joy um! duly flush, x
Let duly go lo smash,
Hi-Y. Chorus 1. 2. 3. -L Stu-
dent Council 2. Scarlet Quill
Staff L. Excalibur Staff. Inter-
clztss Basketball 3, Class Sec-
relary 2. 3. Handbook C0111-
SARA LOUISE TINDALL
A bnslceiball player wifhoul
She's ll real sport in nJI,'
You'I1 never see her pouf.
Y-Hi, G. A. A.. Chorus 1, 2.
All. H. M. S. Pinafore. Prom
Committee. The Governor's
Daughter. Interclass Basket-
ball 1. 2. 3. 4. 4-H Club.
Y-Hi. Band 1. 2. 3. The Mas-
A famous comedian he'Il be
He has the url of making peo-
Chorus 1. 2. 3. L, H. M. S.
Pinafore, National Honor SO-
ciety, The Fan.
She's not quiel and she's wo!
But she dOr'sn'f frel or fuss,
And she is A-No.-1
To all of us.
Chorus 1, 3. -1, Enchanted Isle,
H. M. S. Pinafore.
--wuzw ig. um. Jgicesl Um
I 'e'pfXsee11 foil, quitc3,som1'
And we are 1'c'1f'y proud of
AVL' N , lwr, Y. I
.Jud hvr many pleasing zvvgls.
querafler. Interclass Basket-
,. ballxfi. -1. The Fun.
xg ' -R
Clulrm clings to "ill11cky"
Like sweetness fo ll rose,
A1111 simple splendor follows
E1'erywl1rfra she goes.
Y-Hi, Y-Hi Cabinet. G. A. A..
G. A. A. Cabinet. Band 1. 2.
3. L. Orcliestra 2. 3, -L, The
Masquerarler, Prom C0lIllllli'
tee. Interclass Basketball 3. -1.
Lolljf is Us ruff as vufe cfm lie,
If you rlwff lmlierv il,
Ask any Ulla".
Y-lli. G. A. A.. Intern-lass Bas-
ketball 1. 2. 3. 4. Penny Queen
if 1 97
.l lmrrler' uforkcr ihe u'orld
Hvv' job is ulwnys first in hw'
Y-Hi. G. A. A., Prom Cmn-
niittcc, Interclass Basketlull
Bl'I'l'TY AVITTEN, c'Bclly',
Duinfy mul quivl in rlrrss,
ls fhzs UFIIILKIIIIQ' mid plrusiny
X-Ill. O. A. A.
.1 reul student is lhis flnrk
In s1'holm'ship shr leuzls lhe
Y-Hi. Y-Ili Cabinet. G. A. A..
G. A. A. Cabinet, Chorus 1.
2. Orchestra 1. 2, 3. The Mas!
querader. National Honor S0-
ciety. Scarlet Quill Staff. In-
terclass Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4-,
,J . f
Smurf full him "JIo1'ry,"
Uflzvrs full him "I'VoorIy,"
No mullcr zztliwn you full him
Hc's rvudy for duty.
MARJORIE ZOTZ, "Margy',
Sha isu'l 'very slzorl, she ish'
But she is liked hy us ull.
YfHi, Band 1. 2. 3, 4. Orches
t1'a 1. 2. 3. AL.
THE COMMUNITY - - - and VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL - - - HAVE
LOST - - - ANOTHER WORLD CAINED - - - TWO FINE CITIZENS.
.101-IN GAIVIBLE ROBERT SHEEKS
March 31, 1920 August 10, 1919
I u 1 y 21, 1937 IVI a y 22, 1936
No farther seek his merits to disclose,
Or draw his frailties from their dread abode,
fThere they alike in ZVGIILIJIIZILQ' hope reposej
The bosom of his Father and his Cori.
34 THE EXCALIBUR
COURT NEWS I
Since the time has come for us to leave our Alma Mater, we, the Class of 738 tgenerous as
everl. leave to those behind some of the things which we feel they would appreciate.
We do make, publish, and declare our will in manner and form as follows:
To our adviser, Mr. Gallapoo, we give the Junior Class in hopes that they will be an ideal
To the Junior Class, we donate our lockers fminus present contents and combination Iocksl.
class, such as we.
I, Elizabeth Acheson, hereby will my high,
baby voice to Betsy Ross.
I, Harold Allgire, hereby will my supreme in-
tellectual knowledge to some poor, deserving
freshman. tPreferably Jack Hyert.
I, Charles Atha, hereby will my love of the
daily sixth period gym class to anyone who loves
the wide open spaces.
I, Marcile Baer, hereby will my ability to
argue with Mr. Bollenbacher to Martha Baer.
1, Jean Baird, hereby will my ability to get
along with Mr. Bollenbacher to my sister,
I, Robert Baxter, hereby will my faithfulness
to one girl to Bob Owens.
I, Ruth Baxter, hereby will my love for chem-
istry to Jane Webster.
I, Mary Bebout, hereby will my ability to get
along with Carl Sheets to Alice Mae Runnion.
I, Stephen Beck, hereby will my history book
to Coach Campbell.
I, Esther Black, hereby will my camera shy-
ness to Merl Stetler.
I, Isabel Blake, hereby will my ability to get a
man and keep him to my sister, Jean.
I, Richard Blanke, hereby will my curly hair
to the next sucker without a comb.
I, Marjorie Boettger, hereby will my forgetful-
ness to some one who wants to forget their
spurned love. '
I, Kenny Bolinger, hereby will my ability to
sleep through English IV to Robert Earl Shaffer.
I, Gerald Bowers, hereby will my leaky foun-
tain pen to the janitors.
We, Jane Bowers and Dorothy Price, hereby
will our over-abundant supply of fondness for
Henry Fonda falso our bottles of flame, ruby
and robin red nail polish? to one who appre-
ciates the finer things in life, Harriet Gleason.
I, Marjorie Boyer, hereby reserve my doll
dishes to Mr. Mason for future chemistry ex-
We, Janet Brittsan and I-Ielen Sherburn, here-
by will our everlasting friendship to Helen Mil-
ler and Phyllis Pond.
I, James Brotherwood, hereby will my play-
boy personality to Bob Shingledecker.
I, Raymond Brubaker, hereby will my ability
to get along with "Benny" Spieth to Dick Lin-
I, Clair Buechner, hereby will my ability to
argue with any basketball referee to Jack Tester.
I, Eugene Carter, hereby will my golf clubs to
Jimmy Potter. fIf he thinks he can get them? .
I, Juanita Chambers, hereby will my ability
to keep my gym clothes looking neat to Joan
l, Mary K. Collins, hereby will my ability to
keep my boy friends to Martha Lou Morgan.
I, Leroy Comer, hereby will my No. I6 jersey
to any member of next year's varsity basketball
I, Alice Conn, hereby will my ability to have
a good time with all the boys to Harriet Kenyon.
I, Ruth Corathers, hereby will my ability to
get along with the Johnson family to Jean Blake.
I, Calvin Cox, hereby will my fishing ability to
I, Mildred Crowe, hereby will my ability to be
chased into home room to Margaret Crippen.
I, Lois Cryer, hereby will my red hair to
I, Ben Dally, hereby will my memory to "Tiny
Tom', Showalter, so he can remember his foot-
I, Richard Dally, hereby will my six-foot-plus
to Bob McCollum fan up-and-coming freshman it .
I, Mary DeWeese, hereby will my soft voice
to my sister, Wilma, and also my ability to say
I, Dick DeWeese, hereby will my feather fa
laugh producerl , to anyone in Mr. Bowen's civics
class next year.
I, Franklin Dippery, hereby will my position
as president for four years, to any sucker who
will take it.
I, Dorothy Dodge, hereby will my apprecia-
tion of a good joke to all and sundry.
I, Robert Duprey, hereby will my ability to
get my chemistry in on time to Bob Shaffer.
I, Carl Easterling, hereby will my ability to
cook to oncoming freshmen boys.
I, Hugh Eaton, hereby will my superb intel-
ligence to Bill Brown.
I, Eldine Edmiston, hereby will my dark com-
plexion to Donna Carsten.
I, Violet Edsall, hereby will my ability to "get
along" with Bob Manship to my sister.
I, Eloine Eichar, hereby will my tattered
shorthand book to Barbara Miller.
I, Ralph Eister, hereby will my ability to bust
milk bottles to Bob Stetler.
I, Eugene Feigert, hereby will my job as
editor-in-chief of the Scarlet Quill to Bob Owens.
I, Marion Feigert, hereby will my ability to
get along with Dorothy West to Bill Stuckey.
I, Bill Fell, hereby will my serious outlook on
life to "Turtle" Stuckey.
THE EXCALIBUB 35
I, Betty Finch, hereby will my seat between
Bill Fell and Sammy Fitzsimmons in home room
period, which I have endured for four long years,
to any one who is stupid enough to take i..
I, Sammy Fitzsimmons, hereby will my a.:ility
to get along with Miss West to Jillian Lindsay.
I, Don Foote, hereby will my low arches to
I, Gilford Ford, hereby will my basketball
ability to Bob Wagonrod.
I, Vetha Ford, hereby will my long fingernails
to Martha Jean Miller.
I, Eleanor Fox, hereby will my ability to ride
a bicycle through red lights and gc. away with
it to anyone who can't do it.
I, Carol Frericks, hereby will my dark hair
to Mr. Wolf.
I, Evalyn Fugate, hereby will my little black
dog to Miss Flannery and her big black dog.
I, Everett Gallaway, hereby will my happy
school years to Glen Custer.
I, Lester Glander, hereby will my chemistry
apron to Don Dunifon.
I, Marguerite Good, hereby will my hatred of
boys to Betty Lou Lininger.
I, Joan Grant, hereby will my good old nature
studies to Jean McMillen, because of her inabil-
ity to get along in high heels.
I, Raymond Greenewald, hereby will my in-
ability to Dodge that 'gOld Feeling" my Senior
year to all Junior women haters.
I, Mary Grunewald, hereby will my love for
dancing to Leland Rayer.
I, Louis Haines, hereby will dignified posture
in study hall to anyone who can't sleep in its
I, Charlotte Halverson, hereby will my insom-
nia, which Mary Tate willed to me, to Imogene
I, Helen Hammond, hereby will my ability to
get along with Miss Benson to Jeannette Crip-
I, Charlotte Harmon, hereby will my ability to
play volleyball to Betty Harmon.
I, Virginia Harting, hereby will my sympathy
to second year typing students to any Junior
that wants it.
I, Dennis Holbrook, hereby will my locker
fNo. 5327 and all my pencils, notebooks, etc.,
to Charles Hall, providing he agrees to use them
I, Ila Inwood, hereby will my one and only
dimple to my sister, Jeanette Inwood.
I, Junior Jackson, hereby will my ability to
cook to Jane Webster.
I, Velma Jenkins, hereby will my ability to
understand Mr. Bowen's jokes to Betty Jean
I, Romaine Johnson, hereby will my ability to
keep my curls in place to Mary Shingledecker.
I, Elizabeth Jones, hereby will my little feet
to .Jeanne McMillen.
I, Anna Jordan, hereby will my red dress to
Mr. Shaffer and my three freckles to my sister,
Doris. to add to her collection.
I. Dennie Kinkle, because I am stubborn and
bull-headed hereby will not will.
I, Charles Knoll, hereby will my red hair to
any blonde underclassman.
I, Mildred Knoll, hereby will my ability io get
along with Mr. Bollenbacher, which was willed
to me, to Wilma DeWeese.
I, Robert Korn, hereby will my ability to skip
school to Tom Showalter and Bonnie Rhodes.
I, Eloise Kouts, hereby will my ability to get
the required credits for graduation to Ernestine
l, Fern Kreischer, hereby will my ability to be
heard to Glen Custer.
l, Gertrude Kreiseher. hereby will my middle
name, Genevieve, to Robert Earl Shaffer.
l, Irene Linton, hereby will my love for Typing
II to Virginia Lewis.
I, Margaret McCandlish, hereby will airy good
marks l may have gotten to my brother, Edward.
I, Mary McClure, hereby will my appreciation
of poetry and my understanding of new poets,
to one who needs it, Imogene Beemer.
I, Helen McConahay, hereby will my ability
to write shorthand to Virginia Lewis.
I, Dick McCoy, hereby will my ability to tell
a good joke to Bob Shaffer.
l, Kathryn Marsh, hereby will my sessions
and friendship with Mr. Shaffer, willed to me
by Gene Runnion, to Harry McKeddie.
I, Helen Maxson, hereby will my gym suit belt
to Dottie Jean Clark. Be careful with it, Dottie,
I am an Indian giver.
I, Cliff Medaugh, hereby will my ability to
make a fool out of myself in public speaking
to the next "dumb cluckf,
I, Mary Elizabeth Miller, hereby will my lock
to Betty Buechner.
I, Paul Miller, hereby will my pencil stub,
without an eraser, plus the 'gCougar Lair" to
any energetic soul.
I, Richard Miller, hereby will my ability to
keep quiet and tell iokes which never receive
any laughs to Dick King.
I, Frederick Mitchner, hereby will about two
feet of my height to John Barga.
l, Betty Ann Mooney, hereby will my ability
to go steady to Betty Putman.
I, Ruth Evelyn Morris, hereby will my ability
to heckle to anyone who lives to heckle too.
l, Irvin Morrison, hereby will my ability to get
along with Mr. Spieth to Bob Owens.
I. Ralph Mosure. hereby will my will to any-
body who wants my will willed to them.
I. Velma Mullen, hereby will my ability to
heckle Miss Gleason to Barbara Yager.
I, Albert Myers, hereby will my school ability
to Bob Scott.
I, .Joseph Myers, hereby will my ability to
get along with Mr. Gallapoo to Paul Stripe.
I, Paul Myers, hereby will my place in the
High School Orchestra to Bill Wise.
I, Virginia Newberry, hereby will my fond-
ness for red hair to Francis Gentry.
I. Don Oechsle, hereby will my ability to judge
beef cattle to Leonard Kiehl.
I, Louise Oechsle, hereby will my ability to
get in the second year typing requirements to
I, Myron Pierson, hereby will my ability to
comprehend and appreciate French to any suck-
er who will take it.
I, George Poe. hereby will my French accent,
given to me by Miss Gauyey. to Mr. Bowen.
I, Bill Poling, hereby will my curly hair to
I, Lois Presler, hereby will my trumpet to
my sister. I know she would rather toot a trum-
pet than peck a French horn.
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36 THE EXCALIBUB
I, Richard Preston, hereby will my knowledge
of the art of cooking to Miss Benson.
I, Leland Rayer, hereby will to the members
of Van Wert High School, one another to cheer
each other along through the years in V. W.
I, Fern Redlinger, hereby will my natural cur-
ly hair to Eileen Becker.
I, Stan Ross, hereby will my harem, which was
willed to me last year, to Donnie Cribler.
I, Norman Schaadt, hereby will my typing
book to anyone who wants it.
I, Paul Scott, hereby will my ability to get a
kick out of basketball to "Luke" Dasher.
I, Bob Sherman, hereby will my speech mak-
ing technique to Donnie Gribler.
I, Max Shimp, hereby while sane and half
asleep will my Chevrolet to Miss Benson, pro-
viding she will love, cherish and put gas in it.
I, Ruthela Shrider, hereby will my six-toed,
four-legged cat to Alice Ann Chidester.
I, Richard Simpson, hereby will my ability to
play on Championship Interclass Basketball
teams to Junior Fackler.
I, Bernice J. Smith, hereby will my middle
name, Justina, to Gerald Des Moines Bowen.
I, Berniece L. Smith, hereby will my ability
to get along with Mr. Bollenbacher to Donna
I, Helen Smith, hereby will my fondness for
out-of-town boys to Treva Miller.
I, Irma Spring, hereby will my slimness to
I, Marjory Starkey, hereby will my humerous
disposition to LaVera Young.
I, Denton Stetler, hereby will my three pipes,
a package of Blue Boar pipe tobacco, and an
Ontario license plate to Don Need.
I, ,lack Stetler, hereby will my Craftsmanship
to my brother, Bob.
I, Elmer Swartz, hereby will my forwardness
to any ambitious Freshman.
I, .Iames Terry, hereby will my basketball abil-
ity to Maynard Jerome.
I, Sara Louise Tindall, hereby will my ability
to make the first team in basketball to Alice
I, Maurice Tolan, hereby will my ability to
write plays to Miss West.
I, Berniece Wallick, hereby will my stubborn
locks and green shoes to Rose Ann Boggen-
I, Carlos Waltz, hereby will my ability to shoot
at the wrong basket to next year's Freshman
I, Betty Wermer, hereby will the dimple in
my chin to Doris Jordan.
I, Emanuel Westenhaver, hereby will my fal-
len chest and other excess avoirdupois to .Iohn
I, Maxine Wherry, hereby will my tattered
gym shoes to Ernie Gallapoo, who so faithfully
loaned me hers this year.
I, Joan Whittington, hereby will twenty pounds
of my weight to Rosella Williams.
I, Laura Wilkinson, hereby will my ability to
draw to Betty Anne Carsten. ,
I, Miriam Willoughby, hereby will my tallness
to Donna Mae Carsten.
I, Thelma Winters, hereby will my grub throw-
ing ability to Bob Bowden.
I, Betty Witten, hereby will my dimples to
I, Maurice Woodruff, hereby will my ability to
roller skate to Patty Todd.
I, Katy Young, hereby will my gym suit, minus
one belt, minus four buttons, plus six rips in the
wrong place to Sally Rand. fShe's gone conser-
I, Marjorie Zotz, hereby will my faintest dim-
ple to my sister, Eileen.
Power of Attorney
V f 22
lf -Law 5-1:
if 3-ir? .ll
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THE EXCALIBUB 37
Is A FRIEND
A handshake, a pat on the back, and a hip, hip, hooray should be given
to the man who gave his time, effort, and experience to make this EXCALIBUR
an outstanding success-our adviser, Mr. Ralph Gallapoo. Mr. Gallapoo
has been the able EXCALIBUR adviser for nine years. We appreciate his
service and are deeply grateful.
38 THE EXCALIBUR
Big Mans---Totem Pole-In the Face of Time-Horsey-Salesman Stan-Puttin
on the High Hat-Mike on Her Bike-Three Little Words-Just Friends-Trees-
buf Llhoice-Snow Waite and Dopey Cread right to leftj-True Pals-HC. A. A
Cabinet-Slug-Truck on DownhSonny Boy-Mother's Little Helper?
to THE EXCALIBUR
Front row, sealed, left to right:-Betty Balyeat, Esther Shaffer, Eleanor Steinmetz, Madlyn
Gamble, Alice Chidester, Alice Hisey, Margaret Fox, Yvonne Baird, Helen Miller, Phyllis Pond,
Janet Murphy, Mary Morehead, Treva Miller, Mary Kesler, Marguerite Caddis.
Second row:-Leonard Keihl, Harold Hipsley, Cecil Partin, Bill Stuart, Robert Ferris, Eleanor
Engledue, Joan Wolf, Dorothy Clark, Frank Vikupitz, Don Gribler, Jeanette Crippen, Betty Cars-
len, Patty Craft, Junior Daniels, Robert Owens, Louis Underbrink, Eldon Lambert.
Third row:-Burton Louth, Paul Stripe, Melvon Friemoth, Gerald Doner, Richard King, Julian
Lindsay, Kenneth Myers, Robert Shaffer, Robert Shingledecker, Donald Munlzinger, Gordon
Thomas, Bill Sluckcy, Richard Wagonrod, Billy Brown, John Luce.
ONE MORE FIELD TO PLOW
As the farmer, hoping for an abundant harvest, prepares his ground and plants the
seed, we, the present Junior Class, spent the first two years of our High School life
in adjusting ourselves and becoming firmly rooted in the activities, work, and friend-
ships of Van We1't High School.
This year we have been ucultivatingw our character, plowing out the weeds, and
thereby strengthening the good traits.
We have tried to help carry out the work of the high school better than any
Junior Class before us. Our class members are active in sports, organizations, music,
and scholarship. '
The people who were chosen as leaders of our class are Dick King, president,
Bill Kennedy, vice-president, Nolan Stuckey, secretary, and Eldon Lambert, treas-
urer. ls it any wonder welve been accomplishing things?
Football was the first sport about which, not only the High School students, but
the people of Van Wert were enthusiastic. Quite a few of our boys uwent outw for
football. Those players who proved to be outstanding were Don Gribler, Don Rhodes,
Eldon Lambert, Bill Kennedy, and Robert Shingledecker.
The next sport that held our interest was basketball. The Junior boys who were
on the Varsity and Reserve teams were Theo Sharp, Bill Kennedy, Don Gribler, Bill
Brown, Leonard Kiehl, John Gaddis, and Morris Shreck.
THE EXCALIBUP1 41
Front row, seated, left to right:--Joan Coupland, Ernestine Gallapoo, Francis Landis, Becky
Putman, Betty Putman, Alice Runnion, Grace Schnepp, Mary Brown, Margaret Updegrove, Lavina
Reichard, Amy Bell Emans, Bonita Fawcett, Louise Fronefield, Imogene Beemer, Marguerite Mc-
Clure, Katherine Brake.
Second row:4Bill Kennedy, Robert Bowden, Harry McKeddie, Donald Rhodes, Bill Snyder.
Nolan Stuckey, Leroy Terry, Opal Leiter, Virginia Guinn, Mable Bresler, Doris Wherry, Betty
Graham, Ruth Spayd, Helen Glander.
Third row:-Vernon Beck, Robert Manship, Glenn Custer, Edward McCandlish, Kenneth
Kear, Jack Fox, Junior Fackler, Richard Colfelt, John Stittsworth, Paul Yager, James Fleming,
Robert Todd, Junior Leist, Robert Myers, John Gaddis, Paul Replogle, Robert McCoy.
Our boys took part in the intra-Mural Tournaments A and B. They didn't ubring
home the bacon," but thatis quite all right, we will the next time.
The Junior girls went out for basketball, too. The first team won the champion-
ship for the second consecutive year. We think theyire pretty good! The girls' second
team is waiting for next year.
There are other sports in which we take part. Soccer, volley ball and indoor
Y-Hi, Hi-Y, G. A. A. and the V Club are heartily supported by the Juniors.
Along with the other organizations we donlt want to forget the Hlxlational Honor
Societyfl Eight Juniors were chosen for their Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and
Character. They were: Eileen Becker, Bill Brown, Joan Coupland, Ernstine Gallapoo,
Alice Rose Hisey, Dick King, Treva Miller, and Paul Yager.
We congratulate Alice Rose Hisey and Donald Bollenbacher whose essays on uMy
Responsibilities as a Citizenv were among the winners selected from this American
Legion District,iNo. ll.
Members of our class have gone out for music in a big way, being well repre-
sented in the Senior Band, Orchestra, and Dance Band, not to forget the Chorus.
On January 26th, of this year, the student body was entertained by a Junior Class
Assembly. Those of us who are talented in singing, tap dancing, and uclowningw took
part. An orchestra furnished the accompaniment.
42 THE EXCALIBUR
Front row, seated, left to right:-Margaret Leidy, Kathleen Scott, Rose Roggenkemper, Jean
Thomson, Jane Gamble, Christina Ross, Dorothy Roop, Wanda Johnson, Alycia Lee, Lois Stuck,
Ruth Oliver, Virginia Mihm, Marie Brown, Freda Young, Marguerite Thatcher, Alice Bigham.
Marjorie Shaffer, Rubby Holland. Eileen Becker.
Second row:iMildred SICVCHSOH, Jane Webster, Virginia Gunn, Audrey Saam, Princess Woods,
Virginia Lewis, Harriet Stripe, Harriett Kenyon, Ethyl M. Smith, llelen Reed, Ruth Siegel, Helen
Kreischer, Martha Dull, Catherine McCleary, Eloise Waltz, Barbara Miller, Doris lmler, Rosella
Third row:-Dick Lininger, Don Bollenbacher, Don Wills, Edwin Pierce, Arnet Resor, Kent
Price, Morris Shreck, Wayne Compton. Meri Stevens, Clifford Brooks, Don Gamble, Theo Sharp.
Charles Hall, Harlan Dickson.
Another event of great importance is the Junior Class Play. We presented '4Grow-
ing Painsl' on April 22. Phyllis Pond and Bill Stuckey were the leading characters.
Other players were: Betty Balyeat, Joan Coupland, Gerald Doner, Robert Ferris,
Ernestine Gallapoo, Dick King, Otis Leist, Barbara Miller, Helen Miller, Mary More-
head, Janet Murphy, Lavina Reichard, Morris Shreck, Robert Todd, Margaret Upde-
grove, and Paul Yager.
The last and crowning event of this year was the Junior Prom, and, of course,
we think it was one of the very best ever presented.
As a member of the Junior Class, l hope that we have been successful in plowing
out all the weeds and cultivating character through our work and recreation with each
other, so that next year we can reap an abundant harvest of knowledge and character
that will Ht us for our life work.
EILIEEN BECKER, '39.
b g L f.,
THE EXCALIBUR 43
Front row, seated, left to right:fLaVera Young, Mauvetle Hamilton, Alice Sehaadt, Guyneth
Davis, Doris Jordan, Patricia Steinmetz, Martha Baer, Eileen Zotz, YVilma DeWeese, Joan Olberd-
ing, Mzircile Zeigler, Betty A. Kiggins, Martha Morgan, Jean McMillen, Belly Liningcr, Juanita
Walters, Dorothy Edsall, Thelma Elzey, Dorothy Sherlmuru.
Second row:JBetty WorthingLon, lN'larjorie Towsey, Dorothy Stewart, Ann Daniord, Julia
Jones, Lena Lippi, Nell Ruclilos, Betty Bennett, Jean Longwell, Betty Parks, Mary Poling, Ruth
Presler, Irene Conwell, Donna Carslcn, Victoria Underbrinli, Gloria King, Louise- Wislner, Betty
Third row:--Don Wilson, Carl Siders, Harold Prill, Robert Allen, Jack Davis, Harold Bunnion,
Tom Showalter, Robert Stetler, Dale Barnes, Junior Anderson, Robert Pfhun, Tom Grindle, Dale
TWO DOWNS-TWO TO GO
The Class of l91lU made its entrance into high school at the usual time, but not in
the usual Way. We thought we were an exceptional class. This group of one hundred
sixty-two students tumbled into high school with a great amount of pep and enthus-
iasm, expecting to accomplish line things in our high school career. Like all modest
Freshmen we entered trembling, endued with the ideas that the faculty and upper
classmen were ferocious monsters, awaiting their chance to catch us unaware. ln our
Freshman year We hegan our class organization by electing the following ofhcers to
guide us through our first year: President, Maynard Jerome, vice-president, Ray-
mond Zuercherg secretary, David Allen, and treasurer, Jeanne Longwell. We started
with faint hearts and faltering steps, but as we progressed, our steps became Hrmer
and our hearts steadier. The Hrst year of our journey passed nicely, and We found
We were very tired and were in need of a vacation.
44- THE EXCALIBUR
Front row, seated, left to right:--Betty Severns, Marcille Bisel, Dorothy Starkey, Helen Brown
Marie Linton, Catherine Potter, Berniece Bell, Marjorie Kreischer, Phoebe McCandlish, Jeanette
Sinn, .Martha Diener, Jean Blake, Betsy Ross, Mary M. Shaffer, Janet Halverson, Donivieve Behout
Second row:-Lawrence Stittsworth, Helen Woodruff, Marjorie Sharp, Mary Evalyn Carter,
Mary Slattery, Evelyn English, Mable Vernon, Lauritte Walcutt, Betty Craig, Valrea Winters,
Margaret Gipe, Mary Stratton, Ruth Young, Catherine Stripe, Lloyd Grifiis.
Third rowzw-John Barga, Edgar Galloway, Adelbert Fox, Dick Jones, Dale Crawford, Paul
Keipper, Bill Humerickhouse, Jack Denig, Robert Dasher, Robert Lindimann, Ben Beemer, Charles
Woodruff, John Hardin, Jack Tester, Robert Germman, Everett Summersett, Clarence Anderson
At the close of a three-month vacation, we assembled for the beginning of our
second year of high school life, and how much bigger we felt as Sophomoresl We
now found ourselves in the second lap of our journey and the following able officers
were chosen: President, Maynard Jerome, vice-president, Tom Grindleg secretary,
Mary Polingg and treasurer, Wilma DeWeese. We also thought our home room, study
hall, too large to keep in order without some one to oversee it, so we decided to elect
a home room president, elected every six weeks.
Our class is very well represented in the Student Council with the following rep-
resentatives: Maynard Jerome, Martha Diener, Mary Poling, Jack Denig, Stanley
Coffelt, and Robert Crosby. .
THE EXCALIBUB 45
Front row, seated, left to right:-Richard Counsellor, Richard Tindall, Forest Vernon, Robert
Shell, Max Crew, Keith Milheim, Arthur Kuckeim, David Allen, Robert Mager, McGuire Weaver,
McCulland Leiter, Robert Scott, Robert Milligan, Richard King, Wendell Burnett, Don Dunifon,
Doyt Stegmeier, Bill Allen.
Second row:-Warren Simmons, Charles Thomas, Gerald Boroff, Albert Price, Gordon Craig,
Murray DeMoss, Fay Palmer, Franklin Wyandt, Edward King, Robert McCullum, Clifford Black,
Rear row:-Schyler Myers, Walter Boyd, Richard Conley, Richard Clifton, Joe Agler, Herbert
Boroff, Dale LaRue, Richard McCullum, Robert Keyser, Everett Longwell, Norman Kreischer,
Howard Prill, Maynard Jerome, Kennethl Brown, Maurice Williman, Chalice Jerome, Leo Haines.
We are justly proud of the following members on the football and basketball
squads, because of their fine playing and sportsmanship: Tom Showalter, John Barga,
Maurice Williman, Quentin Reed, Tom Grindle, Bob Stetler, Doyt Stegmeir, Warren
Simmons, Don Gribler, Ben Beemer, Bob PHum, Bob Dasher, Jack Tester, and May-
nard Jerome. JULIA B. JONES.
46 THE EXCALIBUR
Front row, seated, left to right:--Virginia Eschbach, Patty Kennedy, Rosalie Warner, Ernestine
Lake, Marjorie Smith, Mary Louise Summersett, Helen Deholt, Donna Beck, Virginia Stuck,
Jeanette lnwood, Doris Tindall, Jeanette Kline, Patty Todd, Anna Simmons, Martha Craig, Jane
Second row:--Don Kreischer, Lawrence Vaske, Donald Nead, Rosemary McCoy, Mariam Mc-
Connell, Virginia Zotz, Emma M. Saam, Donna Gamble, Betty Ross, Amy Grandstaff, Marjorie
Acheson, Joyce Downs, Grace Landis, Neil Geary, Jack Beavo.
Third row:--Walter LeValley, Bill Good, Gordon Kline, Robert Anderson, Donald Uhl, Leo
Pollock, Bill Maxson, Junior Zinsmaster, Donald Scott, Roger Leatherman, Billy Miller, Leonard
Klewer, Robert Runnion, Jack Brown, Richard Steinmetz.
GREEN BUT GETTING BRIGHTER
With a happy smile we open the Freshman portfolio of pictures of the Class of
19411. How well We rememher when each of these pictures was taken. Herels the
first one-September 13, 1938--timid boys and girls approach the east door of our
halls of learning. Of course those Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors do look more
sure of themselves, but they were only Freshmen too, once. Did their faces gleam with
the same light of energy, determination, and eagerness that the photographer has
caught on 7411's faces?
The next picture is that of our class officers: President, Junior Kearg vice-presi-
dent, Donald Uhl, secretary, Bill Maxsong and treasurer, Junior Zinsmaster. We
respect this splendid group of cxecutives.
You have seen the Student Council group picture, hut here we have a photograph
of the Freshmen memhers of that council: Barbara Hunt, Jack Brown, Junior Gribler,
Junior Kear, and Bob Runnion, who fully and conscientiously represented us, our
opinions and our Wishes in student government.
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Front row, seated, left to right:-Maxine Sherman, Marjorie Severns, Luella Walls, Anna
Bell MeNew, Maxine Corsueh, Mary Ellen Stevenson, Anna Cook, Barbara Yager, Marie Wil-
loughby, Lillian Lintemoot, Armiline Click, Dorothy McCleary, Betty Cipe, June Gipe, Betty
Second row:-Graydon Lee, Dale Stripe, Charles Henry, Betty Shreck, Dora Holland, Margaret
lmler, Dorothy Uhl, Katherine Gentry, Katherine Hisey, Boxanna Eaton, Anna Pond, Barbara Hunt,
Carol Wilmert, Elmer Friemoth, Bill Wilkie, Junior Kear, Bill Wise.
Third row:-Robert McCollum, Junior Thomas, Robert Bell, Paul Klausing, Robert Wagon-
rod, Bill Lintemoot, Delmore Clouse, Charles Baxter, Jack Marsh, Harry Phillipy, Evan Newberry,
Junior Cribler, Waldo Baker, Junior Fair, Vernon lloverman, Carl Winters, Dick Stump.
Late in the fall, after the football banquet, this next snap shot was made one sunny
afternoon-Billy Coed, Charles Henry, James Potter, and Bob Wagonrod wearing
their numerals for the first time. ln neXt year's portfolio perhaps theyill display their
first Vis. We hope.
Here, in a formation of their own, a giant 41, are the Freshmen members of the
Band. What is better to see than a group of Freshmen displaying musical talent and
genuine interest in the Band?
We turn the page of our portfolio and see a good picture of the Freshmen
members of the Orchestra. We are justly proud of them, because at all times they
did their part in keeping up the reputation of the Orchestra.
Here is a good shot of some boys on a basketball floor. They seem to be going
through a play. These boys are the Freshman boys' team in lntra-Mural Basketball.
They may not have won many games but they did the best they could and that's the
most any team can do. ln a few years we can look for some of them on the Reserves
or Varsity squads.
Close to this pictureuis a snap of a group of girls. These are the girls who made
up the Freshman girls' team in lntra-Mural Basketball. We are proud of them and
.148 THE EXCALIBUR
Front row, seated, left to right:-Virginia Strawser, Norma Jean Deal, Alice Carey, Marjorie
Black, Mildred Bebout, Catherine Bowden, Edith Sharp, Martha Miller, Janice Merris, Kathryn
Shaffer, Louise Sherman, Edna Balliet, Jean Blanke, Patty Crouse, Bonnie Hale, Helen Myers,
Vera Sites, Lucielle Williams, Lola Schaadt.
Second row :-Norma Hillery, Betty Truax, Mary Shingledecker, Jean Parks, Joe Tyler, Myrl
Stetler, Eugene Haller, John Maney, Dale Long, Jim Linser, Rubin Taylor, Cecil Marcom, Eugene
Conwell, Harold Lintemoot, Deo Haines.
Third row:-Dick Kreischer, James Fox, Fred Miller, Clifford Keihl, Robert Reichard, Doyt
Rogers, George Walls, Charles Williams, Fred Wittcn, Kenneth Murry, Jack Hammond, James
Potter, Hugh Elder, Philip Akerman, Alva Cooper, Richard Siders.
hope that next yearls portfolio will portray them as a team that has won many games.
Here is still another picture of a group of girls. These girls are Freshmen who
were in G. A. A. As Freshmen they didn't get to do so much, but in next year's
portfolio they will be outstanding. Again, we're hoping.
The next picture is of a group of boys who are the Freshmen members of the
Junior Hi-Y with their advisers, Mr. Bollenbacher and Mr. Rauch. These boys make
up a promising looking group.
Here is a group picture of the Freshman assembly castf-taken .April 8, l938. On
the last pages of our portfolio we have shots of some of the cast. Our first one, Junior
Kear, class president, addressing the school. There is also a shot of Anna Mae Pond
singing 4'Sophisticated Swingfl Also there is a good shot of Marjorie Black going
into her dance. Here is a funny shot of Grace Landis singing and dancing. Hold it
-got it! There we have a very good snap of her giving Bill Maxson a big kiss.
We close the portfolio with a sigh, just a little sad until we remember that next
year our portfolio will be even brighter, gayer and bigger.
BILLY WILKIE, 742.
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Front row, seated, left to rightz- Mildred Knoll, Mary K. Collins, Dorothy Price, Lois Presler,
Second row, seated:-Betty Finch, Anna Jordan, Mary DeWeese, Berniece J. Smith, Kathryn
Third row, seated:fMarjorie Boettger, Jane Bowers, lrene Linton, Esther Black, ,loan Grant.
Standing, left to right:-Clifford Medaugh, Myron Pierson, Richard Blanke, Robert Baxter,
Bill Fell, Marion Feigert, Leroy Comer, Paul Miller, Eugene Feigert, Samuel Fitzsimmons, Gertrude
Kreischer, Romaine Johnson, Marguerite Good, Helen Sherburn, Mary McClure.
IT'S BEEN LOTS CF FUN PUTTING OUT AN
You are probably all wondering who was responsible for this EXCALIBUR of l938.
You have noticed us in the halls since we were those tired, worried pre-occupied look-
ing souls who were carrying piles and piles of bulky books, messy papers, and dull
pencils. We were also the high-pressure salesmen for the Year Book of 738.
Our EXCALIBUR Staff was directed by a skillful Editor-in-Chief, Marjorie Boyer,
who proved herself very capable of the position. Lois Presler was her dependable and
efficient Assistant Editor. The Business Manager was Robert Baxter and his assistant
,lack Stetlerg Advertising Manager, Myron Pierson and his assistant Esther Black,
Circulation Manager, Samuel Fitzsimmons and his assistant Helen Sherburn, Book-
keeper, Marjorie Boettger, Photography, Eugene Feigertg Calendar, Mary Katherine
Collins, Faculty, Mary McClure, Sports, Bill Fell and Marion Feigertg Snaps, Kath-
ryn Marsh and Jane Bowers, Personals, Betty Finch and Mary DeWeeseg Art, Clifford
Medaughg Organizations, Gertrude Kreischer, Romaine Johnson, Richard Blanke and
Marguerite Good, Features, Leroy Comer, Dorothy Price and Joan Grant, Jokes, Paul
Miller and Mildred Knoll, Typing, Irene Linton, Anna Jordan and Berniece J.
The members of the EXCALIBUR Staff presented, on March 14, a skit, entitled
nsully Chan at the Housepartyw or uThe Case of Cat with the Nine Wives.7, This
skit, written by ,lane Bowers and Dorothy Price, started the campaign to sell EXCAL1-
BURS and proved a successful means of advertisement.
Much credit should be given this hard working staff for the effort and work put
forth to make this book a success. They have labored many months on this EXCALIBUR
of 1938 and are very proud of this, their masterpiece.
Much credit is also due to the entire Senior Class, who co-operated to make this
EXCALIBUR a shining star among the achievements of the Class of 733.
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Front row. left to right, seated:-Mary McClure, Mary K. Collins, Lois Presler, Sammy Fitz-
simmons, Gene Feigert.
Second row, left to right, seated:-Betty Finch, Gertrude Kreischer, Mary DeWeese, Berniece
J. Smith, Kathryn Marsh.
Third row, left to right, seated:-Marjorie Boettger, Hugh Eaton, Irene Linton, Marjorie Boyer,
Standing, left to right :-Robert Baxter, Clair Buechner, Bill Fell, Leroy Comer, Paul Miller,
Salesmen:-Bill Snyder, Donald Rhodes, Bill Maxson, Helen Maxson, Maxine Whe1'ry, Ernes-
tine Gallapoo, Christina Ross, Marjory Black, Mary Summersett, Amy Belle Emans, Wilma De-
Weese, Dorothy Dodge, Irene Conwell, ,loan Olberding, Neil Geary, Dale Terry.
JOURNALISM CLASS PROVIDES SCARLET QUILL
Progress has entered our school in the form of a printed newspaper which took
the place of a mimeographed one. This year the school newspaper was compiled by
the Journalism class with the aid of a few outside members. Under the supervision
of Mr. Gallapoo, the staff has been able to bring to you a four-page printed paper,
selling for five cents.
The name, Scarlet Quill, which was the name of the preceding paper, was adopted
again this year. The purpose of this paper was to bring to the students of Van WC1'l
High School news of their school. Through the efforts of the hard working staff and
co-operative student body the Scarlet Quill has proved successful.
The members of the staff are as follows:
Editor-in-Chief .,.,.......,..,.............,.,,.....,......,.,.........,. EUGENE FEIGERT
Make-up-Editor ..,,............ .,.,.,...... S AMMY FITZSIMMONS
Business Manager ........ ...,....,,..,.... M ARJORIE BOETTGI-:R
Sports Editors ..,........ ,....,. L EROY COMER, BILL FELL
AND CLAIR BUECHNER
Circulation .,...... ..........,..................... M ARY DEWEESE
Exchange ..,.,... L.,.... R OBERT BAXTER, JACK STETLER
Society ......,..... ,....V.......L.......,.....L..........., L 015 PRESLER
Advertising ....,e..,.,,,t.........,....,...........e.Y.L..,.....,...,............ HUGH EATON
Features ...........L,............e,......... MARJORIE BOYER, MARY K. COLLINS,
BETTY FINCH, GERTRUDE KREISCHER, KAY MARSH,
PAUL MILLER, MARY MCCLURE, TRENE LINToN, CLIF-
FoRD MEDAUCH, ESTHER BLACK, BERNIECE J. SMITH
Adviser ,.,,,,,..,,,.,,.,,..........,,.,..............,,,.,...,......,....,. RALPH GALLAP00
GK :BJ S.
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Front row, seated, left to right:-Katherine Young, Mildred Knoll, Treva Miller, Ernestine
Gallapoo, Isabel Blake.
P Fecond row, seated:-Janet Brittsan, Helen Sherbnrn, Marjorie Boyer, Dorothy Price, Lois
Third row, seated:-Carol Frericks, Anna Jordan, ,lane Bowers, Alice Hisey, Marjorie Boettger.
Standing, left to right:iRichard King, Myron Pierson. George Poe, Billy Brown, Patil Yager,
Raymond Greenewald, Franklin Dippery, Robert Baxter, Marion Fcigert, Dennis Kinkle, Emanuel
WCSl6Hll3N'C1', ,loan Coupland, Eileen Becker. Miss Hall tadyiserr.
ACT WELL YOUR PART, THERE THE HONOR LIES
The school year l93T-'38 was begun with the following old members in the Na-
tional Honor Society: President, Dennis Kinkleg vice-president, ,lane Bowers, secre-
tary, Lois Preslerg Carol Frericks, Anna Jordan and Katherine Young.
On lVlarch ll, at a very impressive service, we were pleased to induct into the
National Honor Society the following Seniors: Hobert Baxter, lsabel Blake, Marjorie
Boettger, Marjorie Boyer, janet Brittsan, Franklin Dippery, Marion Feigert, Raymond
Greenewald, Mildred Knoll, Myron Pierson, George Poe, Dorothy Price, Helen Sher-
burn, Emanuel WCSLCHl13VCfQ and the following Juniors: Eileen Becker, Williain
Brown, Joan Coupland, Ernestine Callapoo, Alice Hose Hisey, Richard King, Treva
Miller and Paul Yager.
We congratulate these fellow classmates upon whom this honor has been bestowed.
With the honor also goes responsibility, since the same qualifications necessary for
election to this society: character, scholarship, service and leadership, are required
for continued membership in the organization. The emblem of the National Honor
Society is the keystone and flaming torch. Good character and thorough scholarship
form a strong keystone from which normally springs a flaming torch of leadership
and service, a guiding light inspiring all to live honestly, and unselfishly. It aids us
in being loyal to our school and the high ideals for which it stands. As We go out
in the World, may the colors, blue and gold, remind us that we must be true, brave,
tolerant, that We must be good citizens, the better to serve our country and mankind.
On the evening of April 6, l938, the members spent a pleasant evening at a Na-
tional Honor Society party. Games and contests were enjoyed. lnteresting and edu-
cational movies were shown by several members of the society. Delicious refresh-
ments were then served by Miss Hall. Almost the entire membership was present.
Miss Hall is our faculty adviser, and a very fine one. She has proved invaluable
in helping and encouraging us. We wish to take this opportunity to express our sincere
thanks to her for her fine spirit of co-operation.
The following members were elected as officers for the remainder of the year:
President, Marion Feigertg vice-president, Helen Sherburng secretary, Mildred Knoll.
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Front row, seated, left to right:--Mary Poling, Martha Diener, Barbara Hunt, Junior Kear,
Second row, seated:--,lane Bowers, Joan Grant, Alice Hisey, ,loan Coupland, Treva Miller.
Third row, seated:-Ervin Morrison, Franklin Dippery, Robert Baxter, Dennis Kinkle, Richard
Standing, left to right:-Myron Pierson, ,lack Dennig, Billy Brown, Donald Bollenbacher,
Eugene Feigert, Eldon Lambert, Forest Crihart, Robert Runnion, Maurice Tolan, Maynard Jerome,
C. P. Bowdle lprincipall, Mr. Gallapoo Cadviserl.
KIDS ARE COPS AND CONGRESSMEN
Once every two weeks, while the majority of the student body is working in the
class room, a group of twenty-eight students met to discuss and urge action on current
problems of the high school. That body, the student council, was not a society for
the atop notchesn, but rather an organization of students representing the sentiment
of their fellow students.
The council accomplished many things. Many entertaining assemblies and mixers
were sponsored by the group. Council members on the 'cconduct squadn did much
to better the conjested condition in our halls. During the u0pen Housei' the entire
council formed what proved to be a very efficient group of guides. Money was raised
by the council as operating funds for the organizations of the high school that had
no other means of financial support. The council also accomplished many other
material things too numerous to mention in this space.
Several things on which the student council spent much of its time during the
past school year have not yet materialized. Two outstanding items which have not
yet been completed are the student activity ticket and the high school handbook. lt is
very probable that these two projects will be completed early in the neXt school term.
Activity for the council throughout the year was not conhned entirely to work.
Previous to the Christmas vacation period an informal party was given for all mem-
bers and advisers.
The officers, Ervin Morrison, president, Bill Brown, vice-president, Martha Diener,
secretary, and Myron Pierson, treasurer, as well as the advisers, Miss West and Mr.
Gallapoo, were valuable assets to the council's successful year.
54 THE EXCALIBUR
PANES, PAINS - - AND "GROWING PAINS"
On April 22, the Class of 1939 presented uGrowing Painsf' a comedy of adoles-
The story is based upon the every-day life of the Mclntyre family. Professor
Mclntyre tlVlorris Shreckj believes his children should be run by statistics, but lets
his wife lBetty Balyeatl follow her own beliefs. Terry Mclntyre LPhyllis Pondj is
in love with Brian lBob Toddj, a friend of her brother, George lBill Stuckeyj.
George's sole interest is a car, owned by stuttering Omar lPaul Yagerl.
Patty ljanet lVlurphyi, ,lane tlirnestine Gallapooj, and Miriam fLavina Reich-
ardil, bring Prudence Darling llVlary lVlo1'eheadl, a new girl, to meet Terry. It soon
appears she is a decided vamp.
Brian has fallen for Prudence, as have Hal lGerald Doneri, Pete fDick Kingl,
and Dutch tOtis Leistl. George is really the hardest struck.
The lVIcIntyres give a party for their children and Terry becomes a new person.
When the invitations are sent out, it seems that Elsie Patterson's tMargaret Updegrovej
name was not on the list. lVlrs. Patterson tHelen Millerj rushes over with Elsie.
When peace is again restored, lVlrs. Patterson has secured an invitation for her mother-
The guests lBetty Graham, Alice Hisey, Frances Landis, Treva Miller, Amy Bell
Emans, Bob Bowden, Bill Brown, Don Bollenbacher, Eldon Lambert and Bill Snyderl
arrive and the party begins.
Prudence takes over Dutch who has been going steady with Patty, who isnit at
the party because of a cold.
George, in his rush to get back to the party after securing some ice cream for
Sophie ljoan Wolfej, the maid, has an oflicer on his trail. After several humorous
situations are settled, the traffic oihcer fBob Ferrisl arrests George.
Terry finds Brian likes a girl to be a pal rather than a clinging vine. George
hnds a new interest in Vivian ljoan Couplandj, who has just moved into the neigh-
The true-to-life situations and youthful misunderstandings made this play an ex-
ceedingly humorous one.
HELEN MILLER, ,39.
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ACTORS HAPPEN EVEN IN THE BEST OF
On May 20, the Class of 1938 presented HThe Fan" by Goldoni. lt is an Italian
comedy of the middle Eighteenth Century, translated into English by Fuller.
The story opens with Candida, a young woman of good birth, dropping and break-
ing her fan. Evaristo, a young nobleman in love with her, gallantly blames himself
for the damage done and buys another one from Susanna, a nosey old shop-keeper.
He asks Giannina, a saucy little peasant wench, to give the fan to Candida for him.
Giannina loves Crespino, a shoemaker, and since Signorina Celtrude, aunt of Candida,
is arranging their marriage, she agrees to do it. When Candida learns from Susanna
that Evaristo gave a fan to Ciannina, she believes that he is faithless. '
The empty-pocketed but lordly old count furthers the suit Of the baron, EvaristO's
rival, for the hand of Candida. Despairing her Own love, she promises to Wed him.
Giannina is in the care of Moracchio, her brother, who insists that she marry Coronato,
the innkeeper. The two rivals become jealous when they see Evaristo with Giannina
and both demand that she give up the fan. She willingly gives it to Crespino, because
Candida fbelieving the peasant girl the cause of EvaristO's faithlessnessj had insulted
her when she attempted to deliver it and the message. Evaristo and Candida become
reconciled and as a proof of the trueness of his love Candida requests the fan.
Giannina ................ ......................
. ..... DOROTHY PRICE
The Count .......... ..... C LIFFORD MEDAUGH
The Baron ................. ...,.............. E UGENE FEIGERT
Signora Geltrude ..... ............ M IRIAM WILLOUGHBY
Susanna .................. .............................. J ANE BOWERS
Moracchio ....... .............. R AYMOND BRUBAKER
Timoteo ....... .............. G EORGE POE
Limoncina ............ ELEANOR FOX
Scavezzo ............ ROBERT BAXTER
Tognina ,,..,,.. ......... K ATHERINE YOUNG
Lisabetta ,,,... ....... R OMAINE JOHNSON
56 THE EXCALIBUR
SWING YOUR LADY!
As we hear them swing into their beautiful theme song, we know that we have an evening of
enjoyable dancing ahead of us. Bones begin to rattle, shoulders begin to sway, and feet are tapping
as the sophisticated rhythm of our own High School Dance Band lures dancing couples on to the
This band has been playing together for three years, and each year has witnessed a greater
improvement until we now have a really swell band. They have played for all the school dances
and activities requiring a dance band. The band has also fulfilled many other outside engagements
under the name of the ulmperial Buckeyes."
The barid consists of two of the "swingiest" saxophone players in town, Donald Foote and
Jack Klendworth, and two of the hottest trumpet players around Mthese hyar parts," Richard Blanke
and Julian Lindsay. Then the rhythm section, which we think is the best this side of New York f?l,
is heartily supported by Dick Coffelt at trombone, Kenneth Bolingner at bass, Dale fDizzy Fingers!
Terry at piano, and Bob Shaffer, the smash rhythm hitter, at drums.
UP AND COMING
The Junior Hi-Y began the school year of 1937-'38 by electing officers. For president, they
elected Bob Pflum, vice-president, Dale Terry, secretary, David Allen, and treasurer, ,lack Denig.
The faculty advisers are Mr. Rauch and Mr. Bollenbacher.
The Sophomores invited the Freshmen to come to Junior Hi-Y and a potluck was planned
for them. The Sophomores then made the Freshmen full-fledged members. The members meet every
Monday night and get to swim in the Y. M. C. A. pool the first Monday in every month.
Another potluck was planned later and the election of new officers was made. For president,
they elected Jack Marsh, vice-president, Arthur Kuckein, secretary, Dale Terry, treasurer, Dick
After this, the Junior Hi-Y was disbanded, because all the members had "come down with
DALE TERRY, ,4-0.
HI-Y FELLOWS ARE TOPS
The Senior Hi-Y, for the school year 1937-,38, has had a very successful season, getting under-
way earlier than in previous years. The total membership was between thirty-five and forty boys.
Officers were as follows: President, Myron Pierson, vice-president, Raymond Brubaker, secre-
tary-treasurer, Ralph Fister.
Our program has had much variety this year. We tried a new method of appointing a program
chairman every two weeks and it proved to be very successful.
Our activities have greatly surpassed those of previous years. Some of them were: A District
Conference held here, two- induction ceremonies, one for the Convoy Hi-Y, a mixer, the first ever
sponsored by Hi-Y, a joint meeting with the Defiance club, and two ladies' night banquets fone
formal and one informall. Both of the banquets proved to be very successful, having approximately
twenty-five couples attending each.
The club financed its president's trip to Camp Nelson Dodd last summer and it plans to send
this year's president there, too. We are also sending Bill Stuckey to the National Hi-Y Congress
to be held in Berea, Kentucky, this June.
Our financial efficiency in the club even surpassed that of last year, due to the untiring efforts
of Ralph Eister, our secretary and treasurer.
Our faculty advisers were Mr. Gallapoo and Mr. Mason who guided the club very efficiently.
The Reverend Mr. John W. Danford acted as our spiritual adviser and Mr. Ray Munsee, being
the Y. M. C. A. secretary, was our Y. M. C. A. adviser.
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THEY WHISTLE WHILE THEY WORK
The Y-Hi Girl Reserve Club, with Miss Hilda Feinerer as adviser, were under the
leadership of the following Y-Hi members: President, Janet Brittsan, vice-president,
Dorothy ,lean Clark, secretary, Helen Sherburn, treasurer, Eleanor Ingledue, com-
mittees chairmen, program chairman, Helen Miller, publicity chairman, Marjorie
Boyer, social service chairman, Margaret Fox, serving chairman, Betty Finch, finance
chairman, Eleanor Ingledue, entertainment chairman, Marcile Ziegler, devotional
chairman, Mary Katherine Collins, membership chairman, Dorothy ,lean Clark, club
pianist, Martha Diener, song leader, ,loan Wolfe.
To be eligible for membership this year, the girls had to commit to memory the
Girl Reserve Code and pay a semesterls dues. The purpose of the Girl Reserves is,
uTo find and give the bestf,
The meetings which were held every two weeks began this current year on Sep-
tember 20, I937, and continued throughout the school year with a group of interest-
ing and varied programs. Group singing proved to be a favorite diversion of the
club members. Added to this was the Guest Night, held October 4, l937, a talk on
'6Psychology of Personal Charm" by Mr. W. R. Wood, recreational evenings, candle-
light service, a talk on "The Art of Make-Upf, given by Mrs. Jean Hardy, from
Kansas City, Missouri, talks on nVocations" by four members of the Business and
Professional Womenis Club, a talk by Miss Bertha Schiedt, a missionary to Honduras,
on "The Trail of the Lonesome Pinef'
These are just a few of the programs that were held this year. Besides weekly
programs, the club sponsored the Annual Football Banquet, at the Y. W. C. A. We
held a Folk Festival at the Y. W. C. A. on March II, 1938. Thef cast consisted of
more than two hundred Girl Reserves of Van Wert High School and the County High
Schools. The play, HThe Sad Princessf' was written by Elizabeth Acheson and Miss
Feinerer. It was the story of a little girl lMarjorie Kreischerl listening to a fairy
tale told by her grandmother fMarguerite Goodj . The Princess fBetty Lou Liningerj ,
who was always sad, was given a party by the King, her father tluanita Waltersl , on
her eighteenth birthday. Natives of surrounding countries try to make the Princess
happy by singing and dancing. The Princess falls in love with the young Russian
Prince fAntonia Vargasj and becomes engaged to marry him. Irene Conwell played
the part of Court Jester and Dorothy Price played the part of the page. The countries
and the school who portrayed the parts are: Holland, York School, Ireland, Union
School, Japan, Van Wert Eighth Grade, France, Convoy School, Russia, Hoaglin-
Jackson School, Sweden, Van Wert Seventh Grade, American Indian, Francis Landis,
Switzerland, Wren School, Italy, Middle Point School, China, Ohio City School,
Mexico, Ridge School.
The Festival was sponsored by the Arts Committee of the Y. W. C. A.
An Easter assembly program was given by the Y-Hi Girls.
Thus the Y-Hi Club finishes another successful and profitable year.
58 THE EXCALIBUR
Front row, seated, left to right:-Mary Summersett, Mary K. Collins, Joan Wolfe, Betty Finch,
Esther Shaffer, La Vera Young, Mary E. Shingledecker, Thelma Elzey, Marjorie Sharp, Elizabeth
Acheson, Virginia Newberry, Jeanette Sinn, Irene Conwell, Betsy Ross, Mary Shaffer, Margaret
Willoughby, Ernestine Gallapoo, Kathleen Scott, Sara Louise Tindall, Bonnie Hale.
Second row:-Theo Sharp, Carl Esterling, Jack Stetler, Marjorie Smith, Virginia Stuck, Maxine
Sherman, Martha J. Miller, Anna Bell McNew, Helen Myers, Doris lmler, Barbara Miller, Dorothy
Uhl, Marjorie Acheson, Katherine Gentry, Mary Poling, Margaret lmler, Evan Newberry, Harry
McKeddie, Mr. Jones fdirectorj.
Third row:-John Barga, Keith Milheim, Donald Uhl, Emmanuel Westenhaver, Raymond Bru-
baker, Everett Summersett, Dick Preston, Robert Dasher, Robert Stetler, Bill Fell, Donald Foote,
Myron Pierson, Ervin Morrison, Robert Baxter, Robert Owens, George Poe, Maynard Jerome.
AND THEY CALL IT HARMONY!
The Van Wert High School Chorus has just completed another successful school
year with one hundred thirty-six high-school members under the direction of Mr.
James H. Jones.
The annual presentation of an operetta, which marked the beginning of the Chorus
activities, was given on November 19, 1937. The operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan's
"H. M. S. Pinaforef' was a simplified version by W. Norman Grayson. The music
was under the direction of Mr. Jones, dancing under the direction of Miss Harriett
Gleason, and acting was under the direction of Mr. Gerald Bowen. The cast of char-
acters, consisting of thirty-four students, was assisted by a chorus of one hundred two
students. Members of the cast were: Myron Pierson-Sir Joseph Porter, the Knight
Commander of the Order of the Bath, Donald Foote-Captain Corcoran, captain by
an accident at birth, Robert Baxter-A sailor in love with the captain's daughter,
Berniece Wallick-Josephine, the captain's daughter who is engaged to marry Sir
Joseph, George Poe-Dick Deadeye, the villain who postpones an elopement, Em-
manuel Westenhaver-Hebe, Sir Josephfs huxom love, Raymond BrubakerfA boat-
swain aboard the Pinafore, Esther Shaffer-Buttercup, the beauty and pride of the
sailors, Sir Josephls sisters, cousins, and auntsw-Elizabeth Acheson, Mary Bebout,
Marie Brown, Mary Katherine Collins, Betty Finch, Virginia Harting, Irene Hale,
g THE EXCALIBUR 59
Front row, seated, left to right:-Amy Grandstali, Helen Hammond, Doris Jordan, Mary Strat-
ton, Marguerite Good, Evalyn Fugate, Joan Whittington, Elizabeth Jones, Janice Merris, Marjorie
Starkey, Eileen Becker, Amy Bell Emans, Berniece Wallick, Rose Ann Roggenkemper, Audrey Saam,
Virginia Lewis, Jean Blake, Mary DeWeese, Romaine Johnson, Vetha Ford, Mr. Jones fdirectort.
Second row:-Rosemary McCoy, Anna Pond, Roxana Eaton, Catherine Hisey, Marie Brown,
Rebecca Painter, lla Inwood, Donna Beck, Jean Blanke, Betty Schreck, Mary Brown, Betty Ross,
Esther Black, Mary Bebout, Berniece L. Smith, Virginia Harting, Helen McConahay, Fern Red-
linger, Norma Hillery, Ernestine Lake.
Third row:-Robert McCullem, David Allen, Walter LeValley, Don Bollenbacher, Robert
Mager, Robert Manship, Richard Clifton, Bill Poling, Robert Pflum, Dick King, Raymond Greene-
wald, Bill Snyder, Franklin Dippery, Bill Stuckey, Roger Leatherman, Norman Kreischer, McGuire
Weaver, Richard Jones, Joe Agler, Bill Good, McClelland Leiter. V
Rear row:-Richard Miller, Clair Buechner, Robert Keyser, Junior Zinsmaster.
lla Inwood, Helen McConahay, Barbara Miller, Virginia Newberry, Betsy Ross,
Jeanette Sinn, Berniece L. Smith, Sara Louise Tindall, Joan Whittington, Margaret
Willoughby, Joan Wolfe, Captain Corcoranls sailors, who dance the hornpipe dance
expertly, were: Clair Buechner, Lowell Diener, Franklin Dippery, Bill Fell, Maynard
Jerome, Richard Miller, Ervin Morrison, Evan Newberry.
With the completion of the operetta, the Chorus began to work on several programs
which were to be presented throughout the year. Several times, a selected group sang
at the school assemblies. On Sunday, April 2, 1933, a Music Concert was given at
the Marsh Foundation School with the High School Chorus and Orchestra participat-
ing. Favorite melodies, vocal solos, and instrumental solos were the features of the
program. The May Festival, also held at the Marsh Foundation, occurred on May 3,
1938, with the program starting in the afternoon and another one given in the evening.
Those participating in the Festival were the Van Wert High School Chorus, Van Wert
High School Orchestra, Van Wert County School Choruses and Bands, and a few
others from surrounding towns.
With such an interesting program, the Van Wert High School Chorus should feel
proud of the fact that it has contributed to the activities of our school during the
school year of 1937-338.
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"Van Wert's pride and joy," its band, has completed another successful year. Its countless
triumphant undertakings have proved that this organization ranks first among all
the entire school system.
I Sixty-eight people faithfully and successfully supplied the colorful and exc
to the football season with their startling formations and rousing music. For this activity alone
the band and Mr. Wolf deserve hearty congratulations. Few bands in the state of Ohio of similar
organization even compare with Van Wertls group and many college bands have
to step high and
fast to keep a status with or above this organization. Among the many formations created by the
when the band brought home all the Dads and spelled the word on the field.
band this season, the most popular were the connected VW, the revolving V, HELLO, and capital
letters spelling the names of opposing teams and alumni. The climax of the season was reached
As a side line, the band journeyed to Defiance to capture the first prize of seventy dollars, and
Franklin Wyandt also distinguished himself by winning a five-dollar prize as drum major.
Early this spring a band clinic was held at Bowling Green for the purpose of creating an
A and a B band to play state and nationally required contest numbers. Van Wert made twelve
applications which were unanimously accepted. This proved another stepping stone in the band
triumph. Those who were accepted are: Donald Foote, Jillian Lindsay, Dick Blanke, Dick Coffelt,
Bob Ferris, Mildred Knoll, Charlotte Halverson, Maxine Wherry, Harriet Kenyon, Eugene Feigert,
Donald Wolf, and Marjorie Zotz.
The largest ticket sale of any school activity in the history of Van Wert was completed by
the band at its annual concert on March 8. The total number of tickets sold was eighteen hundred.
With a net receipt of three hundred live dollars, the band is rapidly paying for i
ts new uniforms.
Next in line on the band schedule was its band festival. Eight bands participated in this
event. Bands from Bucyrus, Lima Central, Ohio City, Coldwater, Paulding, Crestline, Shelby and
Van Wert made the event a commendable one in Van Wert's history. Mr. Ralph Hickernell was
guest conductor at the mass concert held in the stadium. A dance was held that Friday night with
all band members as guests. Senior girl members of the local high school band acted as hostesses.
Banquets were held at the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. A
The curtain of the bands activities never falls for the work is carried on through summer and
winter, but for those who will not return to service next year the underclassmen gave a party.
The party was a hilarious success and the underclassmen showed that their social skill of being
hosts and hostesses was equal to that of their musical talents.
Here's to bands to come, HFORWARD, MARCH 'ro THE GOAL SET FOR You
AND You WILL
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THE MELODY LINGERS ON
Front row, seated, left to right:-Martha Diener, Paul Myers, Berniece Bell, Virginia Zotz,
Betty Jean Urton, Eileen Zotz, Marjorie Zotz, Anna Jordan, Carol Frericks, Carol Wilmert, ,lack
Klendworth, Dick Steinmetz, Helen Sherburn.
Second row, standing:fCraydon Lee, ,luuior Cribler, Harriet Kenyon, Helen Wise, Eleanor
Fox, Mildred Knoll, Maxine Wherry, Robert Runnion, Marion Feigert, Julian Lindsay, Robert
Milligan, Richard Coffelt, Donald Foote, Dale LaRue.
Back row. standing:-Mr. Wolf tdirectorft. Robert Ferris, Howard Wise, Treva Miller.
A special effort was made this year to build up the Van Wert High School Orchestra--to let
the community as well as the high school know what a line organization they have behind them ready
to perform for their pleasure at any time.
The Orchestra was a welcome sight at the operetta, ull. M. Pinaforef, at the ,lunior Class
Play, "Growing Pains," and at the Senior Class Play, l'The Fanf'
Since the business men of the community desired to hear the High School Orchestra play,
the Orchestra gave a concert, both for the Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club at one of their
The Orchestra was honored when asked to play at a high school assembly. tlt was its first
appearance in front of the high school student bodyt.
A lecture based on infantile paralysis was preceded by a well-given concert by the High School
Orchestra at the Y. W. C. A. on Friday evening, January 28.
ln February, the Orchestra falmost entirely Dernocratict gave a concert at a Lincoln Day
Republican Banquet, held at the Y. W. C. A. However, the Orchestra was highly complimented
upon its well-presented program.
Again the Orchestra's talent was displayed at a "family night" affair at the First Methodist
The annual concert presented by the Orchestra and High School Chorus was held in the
Marsh Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, April 3, 1938, and proved to be a big success.
For several years the Marsh Foundation School has been sponsoring a Band and Chorus
Festival but this year, due to the influence of Mr. Leonard Wolf., the Orchestrais able director,
the Festival was changed to an Orchestra and Chorus Festival. The Festival was held on Tuesday,
May 3, and our Orchestra and Chorus, along with orchestras and choruses from neighboring com-
The following students report for rehearsal during an hour period every Tuesday and Thurs-
day: Violins, Marjorie Zotz, Eileen Zotz, Betty ,lean lirton, Virginia Zotz, Jack Klendworth.
Anna Jordan, Richard Steinmetz, Carol Frericks, Paul Myers, Carol Willmert, and Berniece Bellg
lcello, Martha Dienerg string bass, Robert Ferrisg clarinets. Mildred Knoll and Eleanor Foxg oboe.
Harriet Kenyong flute, Helen Marie Wise, saxophones, Donald Foote and Dale LaRue, horns,
Maxine Wherry and Robert Runniong trumpets, Julian Lindsay and Marion Feigertg trombones,
Richard Coffelt and Robert Milligang bass. Howard Wliseg tympani drums, Craydon Leeg drums,
Forrest Cribler, Jr., Xylophone, Helen Sherburng and piano, Treva Miller.
The thirty members of the Van Wert High School Orchestra have sincerely appreciated the
kindness shown to them by Mr. Wolf. lt is hoped that the popularity of the Orchestra will continue
to rise through the years to come.
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SOFT LIGHTS AND SWEET MUSIC
Soft lights-sweet music-and dancing. Of what does all this remind you? Right
the first time-Prom. What a magical and enticing word is Prom! All the hopes and
efforts of an entire year were condensed into one night of nights, May 28, 1937, when
the Class of 738 entertained the Class of '37 with the annual Junior-Senior Prom.
The Juniors worked feverishly for many months to make this Prom the most
beautiful and most cherished memory of all who attended.
The theme of the decorations was Coronation and Abdication. The two ideas were
nicely carried out in the color scheme, which was Royal Purple and Cold and by the
discarded Crown and Sceptre upon a throne on the stage.
Lincoln gym was beautifully decorated with Royal Purple and Cold crepe paper
which formed a canopy over the dancers with a large cluster of balloons in the very
Sweet music for the evening was produced by Richard Crowell and his orchestra,
with the Grand March at 10:00 oiclock, which was led by Junior Class President
Franklin Dippery and his guest, ,loan Grant.
The speech of welcome, given by President Dippery, was nicely answered by Senior
Class President Harry Gunsett.
As the lights grew dimmer and the stars brighter, the balloons were released and
everyone realized that the Prom of 1937 was over.
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HONOR VIA UV"
The V Club is an honorary organization of the Van Wert High School, to which
boys who have their letters in athletics may belong. The club not only serves to
promote good fellowship among the boys, but it also assists in many school projects.
Members of the V Club have charge of the check room during the basketball games,
and they also sell refreshments.
The club was organized by the adviser, Coach Livingston, at the beginning of the
year and elected the following oflicers: President, Dennis Kinkleg vice-president,
Gilford Ford, secretary-treasurer, Clair Buechner.
There were twenty-one V Club members this year, seven of whom were members
last year. The seven old members are Clair Buechner, Gilford Ford, Donald Gribler,
Bill Kennedy, Dennis Kinkle, Donald Rhodes and Stanley Ross.
New members who have earned letters this year are: Harold Allgire, Leroy
Comer, Ben Dally, Murray Demoss, Gene Feigert, Don Foote, Maynard Jerome, Eldon
Lambert, Bill Poling, Dick Preston, Paul Scott, Bob Sherman, Bob Shingledecker, and
Dick Preston and Bob Sherman served as managers of the football and basketball
teams and were awarded the manager's HV".
CLAIR BUECHNER, '38. .
TRAINING BODY AND MIND
The G. A. A. began its New Year in the fall with one goal in mind, to have an
interesting program, a plan which the girls had constructed at an outing on Plymouth
Shore at Sandusky Bay. The meetings were held every two weeks. The initiation was
held on Wednesday, November 23.
This year the program of the organization was much larger and more important
than it has ever been. The members presented many original skits at the meetings.
At several meetings the club had guest speakers. Mrs. Robert Hines lectured on sculp-
turing. Mrs. Putman, from the library, gave a book review. Mrs. Robert Barnes
spoke on '4Recreation with a Purposef, Reverend Lamy talked on attitudes and
sports. Several meetings of importance were given in which the members partici-
pated. A chili supper, in the form of a meeting, was held. Miss Gleason presented
a movie of a trip through the New England States and Canada at one meeting.
A meeting was held on styles and manners. Another meeting was held on hobbies.
Some of the major school activities were sponsored by this organization. One of
these was the football pep session. On October 23, the club sponsored a mixer.
A penny lunch was given a short time later. On December 23 the club gave a
The major event of the year was the annual Basketball Banquet which was given
in honor of the basketball squad on March 21 at the Marsh Hotel. As a guest speaker
the club had Mr. Harris Lamb, head football coach at Ohio Northern University.
The last important activity of the club was the annual Play Day held in the
month of May. The guests were from the centralized schools of the county and from
nearby cities. The attendance was about seventy. The program consisted of athletic
contests and games. A skit was presented by the local organization and luncheon
was served in the high school building. The advisers who helped to make this year
a very successful one were Miss Gleason and Miss Gant. And so the book of this
club closes for another year. Many more successful years to you, G. A. A.I
MORE MORE MORGUE
Sweat-or-Swing . . . Coeflicient of Linear Expansion . . . At the game . .
tion . . . Grand March . . . V Club . . . Hard at Worlcflooks fishy .
. . . A sleepy hour . . . Journalists . . . Boys will be boys or else cooks
I ball . . . And Family.
. . Snow
Top to Bottom, Left to Right:--Harold Allgire, Benjamin Dally, Mur-
ray Dcmoss, Franklin Dippery Kcaplainr, Gilford Ford, Don Rhoades, Don-
ald Gribler, William Kennedy, Eldon Lambert, Stanley Ross, Robert
rllxinglecleclzer, Thomas Showalter.
Upper Inset:-"Set for the fray."
Lower lnseL:-"Ready for the callf'
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For the third consecutive year the Van Wert High School Cougars have Won the
league championship. ln 1935, Coach Livingston piloted the boys to our first cham-
pionship. ln 1936, Head Coach Charles D. Campbell and Assistant Coach Charles
Ross, very ably coached the Cougars to their second championship. Inspired by the
record of the past two years the team of 1937 marched to the third straight league
The Cougars pryed off the lid of their 1937 season by subduing Bryan, 6 to 0.
Traveling to St. Marys the following week the Cougars opened their league
activity by defeating the Blue and Gold, 27 to 0.
Bluffton was the next victim of the Cougar steam roller, 20 to 6.
To keep the good standing, the Scarlet and Gray dispatched Bellefontaine to the
tune of 13 to 9.
Wapakoneta was the next team to pit its strength against the Cougars but found
themselves plowed under by the Scarlet and Gray grid machine, 25 to 14.
c'All Napoleons meet their Waterloofi so Van Wert said as they rocked Napoleon
by a 12-to-0 score.
Van Wert met its first defeat of the season at the hands of Kenton to the tune of
13 to 6.
On Armistice Day the Celina Bulldogs marched down the field six times to whip
the Cougars, 27 to 6, this being the Cougars, lone defeat in league play.
The season was closed on '4Turkey Dayi' with the Cougars battling Defiance in a
defensive game, Defiance emerging victorious, 6 to 0.
The Cougars' record for the season was 6 wins and 3 losses. The Cougars scored
a total of 115 points to 75 for their opponents.
Franklin Dippery was elected Honorary Captain for the season. Other ,Seniors
who received their 'SVN were: Stanley Ross, Harold Allgire, Gilford Ford and
Ben Dally. Juniors receiving their MV" were: Donald Rhoades, Robert Shingle-
decker, Bill Kennedy, Donald Gribler and Eldon Lambert. Only two Sophomores
received their MVU, namely, Tom Showalter and Murray Demoss.
Freshman numerals were awarded William Good, Charles Henry, James Potter
and Robert Wagonrod.
Our hats are off to our two line coaches and we wish them luck in years to come.
One of the most successful events of the current football year was the spring foot-
ball clinic held here Saturday, April 9, 1938. The event was sponsored by the Van
Wert High School Athletic Association, which attracted more than five hundred
high school and college coaches and players.
This clinic was the first high school sponsored clinic in Ohio. Coach A. N. HBO"
lVlclVlillen of Indiana University, and his assistants, Clyde Smith, line coach, Ralph
Graham, backfield coachg Corby Davis, all-conference fullback, and Johnny Olm-
stead, guard, ably directed and conducted the clinic.
Most notable part of the clinic was the detailed information given on individual
play, which was far better than coverage given it at college coaching schools.
College football game movies were shown at a Van Wert theater and a banquet,
attended by nearly 175 at which "Bon lVlclVlillen was the main speaker, filled in the
Coach Charles D. Campbell and Van Wert are to be praised and congratulated
for their initiative in taking the lead in football and the football clinic.
VVAN WERT ALMA MATER
0 Van Wert Hi, the school we love,
Our true devotions we would prove
Thy traditions gladly share,
Thy noble banner proudly bear.
ln our work and in our play
lVe'll ever strive to lead the Way.
School We love, on us rely,
The loyal youth of Van Wert Hi.
SCENE OF MANY A
FIERCE ATHLETIC BATTLE
We call to mind the years gone bye-
lllustrious years for Van Wert Hi.
Year by year has brought new fame,
To Alma lVlater,s honored name.
We, today, hold kinship dear
With our alumni far and near.
And, with them, rejoice to see
The dawn of glories yet to be.
To our dear school whose praise we
We, too, would still new honors bring.
For the Scarlet and the Gray,
We seek new laurels day hy day.
In defeat or victory,
We'll stand as one in unity.
School we love, on us rely,
The loyal youth of Van Wert Hi!
Tune is arranged from Ohio State's Alma Mater song, "Carmen Ohio."
ten by Rev. J. H. Lamy.
The words were writ-
OUR RO0TIN', TO0TIN',
Findlay fan Wert
Delphos St John s Van Wfert ........, ....,.,
Toledo DeV1lb1 s lan Wert
St Marys Van Wert
Bellefontaine Van Wert
Lima Central Van Wert
Celina Van Wert
Kenton Van Wert ,....,... .......
Wapakoneta ........ Van Wert
Bryan ........... ,....... ' Van Wert
Dehance .. ........ ' ' Van Wert
Bluff'o:1 .,........................ ' Van Wert
Aca ...,.....,,,.....,.....,........ ' Van Wert
Top to bottom, left lo right:
Clair Buechner, Leroy Comer,
Gilford Ford, Maynard ,le-
rome, Bill Kennedy, Bill Pol-
ing, Stanley Ross tcaptainl,
Upper inset:-"Victory in
Lower inset:-L'Ready, will-
ing and ablef,
Front row:-Coach Glenn
Livingston, Jerome, Poling,
Kennedy, Gribler, Ford, Ross,
Buechncr, Scott, Comer,
Sharp, Coach Charles Ross.
Back row:-Mgr. Custer,
Mgr. Denig, Brown, Pflum,
Caddis, Beemer, Schreck,
Tester, Dasher, Keihl, Mgr.
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This year Coach Glenn H. Livingston has turned out one of the smallest and
speediest teams ever to wear the Scarlet and Gray. Although handicapped by the
lack of seasoned material, the Cougar mentor admirably succeeded in creating a co-
ordinating aggregation. Two lettermen found regular berths, Ross and Buechner.
'Livyn discovered the remainder of the combination in Comer, Jerome, Poling, Ken-
nedy, and Ford, most of whom had very little experience, however, they handled
tlIe positions like veterans. Comer and Jerome developed into a pair of fast, cling-
ing guards. These boys compensated their lack of stature through sheer lighting.
Poling, a relative midget, developed into a high-scoring, slippery forward. Kennedy
didnat hit his stride until the latter part of the season, but when he did he was a
great asset to the team. Ford also became one of our star forwards.
Confronted by the toughest schedule in our history, this squad came through
with 10 wins out of 13 starts which gave us a 77 per cent average, of which we may
be justly proud. They also reached the semi-ftnals in tlIe District Tournament at
Eight varsity men were awarded letters: Ross, Poling, Buechner, Comer, Scott,
Jerome, Kennedy, and Ford. Only two of these eight, Jerome and Kennedy, will not
graduate. Nevertheless there is plenty of up-and-coming talent on the reserve squad,
so the outlook for next year's leather tossing quintet is not at all bad.
Captain and high scorer of this year's squad,
"Goof, completed his successful scholastic bas-
ketball career. Earning two letters at forward,
he was shifted to the pivot position to snare
his third chenille. His accurate shooting and
excellent passing will be greatly missed next
A very capable ball player, scrappy, a fine
shot and also a good ball handler. "Buech"
will be a hard boy to replace on next year's
'4Sonny" played his first year on the varsity.
In this boy "Livy" found a guard that was
mighty hard to shake, adept in speed and ac-
curacy. Next year he will be among the miss-
GILFORD F oRD
Another man that we'll miss next year. g'Cil,'
played good forward, lacking neither speed nor
One of the smallest and fastest forwards in
the league. A fine dribbler and passer, and
a good defensive man. What f'CIIrly" lacked
in heighth he more than made up for in fight.
He also graduates this spring.
f'Scottie7, is another forward tlIat will be
lost by graduation. When he started hitting
he was a hard man to stop. Everyone remem-
bers his scoring rampage in the Wapak game.
A Sophomore with a big future ahead of him.
Jerome is an accurate shooter and a good ball
handler. He has plenty of speed and, with
this year's experience, we should be hearing
a lot about him in th next two years.
The other Imderclassman that earned his let-
ter is this Junior. Bill was always in the
midst of the fray, the roIIgher the game the
tougher he got. The '38 and ,39 sqIIad will be
largely dependent on Bill's help.
72 THE EXCALIBUB
CLASS A CHAMPS--- Q Seniors it
Front Row:-Harold Allgire, Leland Rayer, Dennis Kinkle, Richard Preston.
Back Row:-Steven Beck, lrvin Morrison, James Terry, Raymond Greenewald, Ralph Eister.
Competition for the championship title of the HAH League was very stiff this season but
the Seniors finally came through to claim the honors. The graduating quintet completed the
first round of the schedule undefeated. In the second round they were not so fortunate because
they were beaten by the Sophomores. The Sophomores were then downed by the Farmers to
place the Seniors and the Sophomores in a clinch for the supremacy of the second round. The
Sophomores won the play-off thus necessitating a three-game tournament for the school cham-
pionship between the Seniors, champs of the first round, and the Sophomores. The upperclass-
men captured two out of the three and were awarded the championship.
All Five organizations, Freshmen, Sophomores. Farmers, Juniors, and Seniors, had exception-
ally good teams this year, utilizing some of the fine material that the Varsity couldn't employ.
Interest in intramural basketball is definitely on the increase, as proved by the large turn
out of both players and spectators.
Coach C. D. Campbell arranged the schedule and also did an excellent job of refereeing
all the games.
Standing Won Lost Percentages
Seniors ........... .... 7 1 .875
Sophomores ......, ,.., 5 3 .625
Farmers ......,,. ..... 4 4 .500
Juniors ...,....... .... 4 4. .500
Freshmen ,...... ..... 0 8
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CLASS B CHAMPS- 1 Scniorsb
Front Row:-Robert Sherman, Raymond Brubaker, Patil Miller, Marion Feigert, Leland Raycr.
Back Row:-Donald Foote, Richard Miller, Richard Simpson, Richard Blaiike, Ralph Mosurc.
LEATHER TOSSING TERRORS
Although the players of the HB" League are not quite as skilled and well versed on the
fine points of the game as are the members of the "A" League, their games were greeted hy no
Following the same schedule as the "A" League the HB7 League ended with the same class
as the champions, the Seniors.
Ably captained by Paul Miller, the Seniors defeated every one of their opponents in both
rounds. High scorer for the Senior NB" team was Richard Blanke, tallying 42.
The other competing teams, although not quite as experienced, were very scrappy ball clubs.
Especially was this true of the Freshmen. This team showed as much fight as any team in
Members of the Senior championship squad were Richard Blanke, Paul Miller, Raymond
Brubaker, Richard Simpson, Leland Rayer, Maurice Woodruff, Donald Foote, Marion Feigert,
Ralph Mosure, Richard Miller, and Myron Pierson.
Standing Won Lost Percentages
Seniors , .... 8 0 1.000
Juniors . ..,, 6 2 .750
Farmers ....... .,,. 4 4 .500
Freshmen ........ ,,.. 1 7 .125
Sophomores .,.,.... .,.. 1 7
74 THE EXCALIBUB
Front Row, Seated:-Doris Wherry, Francis Landis, Becky Putman.
Second Row:-Grace Schnepp, Alice Hisey, Catherine McCleary.
Third Row:-Ruby Holland, Miss Gleason tcoacht, Joan Coupland, Alice Runnion, Mary
HATS OFF TO THE CHAMPS!
The Junior First Team consists of the following girls: Mary Brown, Joan Coupland, Alice
Rose Hisey, Ruby Holland, Francis Landis, Catherine McC1eary, Becky Putman, Alice May
Runnion, Grace Schnepp, and Doris Wherry.
The lnterclass Tournamentstarted December 10, 1937. The opening game was played be-
tween the Sophomores and Seniors, the Seniors winning by a score of 31 to 9.
ln the second game, the Freshmen played the Juniors. The Juniors won by 27 to 14. The
Freshmen proved to be a little stiffer competition than the Juniors were expecting.
The Juniors beat the Sophomores in their second game by a score of 27 to 7.
The Freshmen gave the Sophomores a real battle for the fourth game in losing by only
one point. The score was 21 to 20.
The Seniors played the Freshmen in their second game of the season and showed a decided
victory when the game ended with the scoreboard showing a score of 28 to 8.
The Champs ran away with victory in the Freshmen-Junior game. Ther score was 49 to 18.
Again the Juniors, in the heighth of the season, showed their prowess by beating the Sopho-
mores by a score of 52 to 6.
The Juniors' test came in the Junior-Senior game, but they came out with the honors and the
score 23 to 18.
The Seniors took their revenge out on the Freshmen by beating them 29 to 10.
One of the most spectacular games played was between the Freshmen and Sophomores. They
both fought hard for the victory but the Freshmen came out on top with the score 23 to 18.
The Seniors tried hard to defeat the Juniors in the last game of the season but the Juniors
kept their reputation as "unconquerable.,' They won from the Seniors by a score of 31 to 10.
This is the second year for the Juniors as champions. If they again win the championship,
the cup, awarded by G. A. A., will be theirs 'gfor keeps." So here's to the team! May they be
successful in the basketball seasons to come. FRANCES LAIEIEIE.
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GIRLS, SECOND TEAM CHAMPS-fSeniorsl
Front Row, Seated :-Anna Jordan, Dorothy Price, Helen Sherburn, Erma Spring.
Second Row:-Esther Black, Jane Bowers, Janet Brittsan, Eleanor Fox.
Third Row:-Mary Bebout, Miss Gleason Ccoachl, Lois Cryer fmanagerj.
THE SEASON BEGINS -
Twenty Seniors "go out" for basketball as they did when Juniors, when Sophomores, when
Freshmen. They practice diligently from-morn 'till night, The fatal day arrives. Miss Gleason
picks the A-1 team. We donit make the team.
Having recovered from the crushing disappointment, we decide that all is not lost, we still
remember those dear, dead days when we were Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen, and we made
the second team. Virtue is its own reward, or something, and so the following girls found them-
selves proudly bearing the fluttering banner for the Seniors of Van Wert High School fClass of
'387, namely: Esther Black, Jane Bowers, Janet Brittsan, Eleanor Fox, Anna Jordan, Dorothy
Price, Helen Sherburn, and Erma Spring.
The first class we saw to conquer was the Sophomores and we smashed them with a score
of 20 to 1. Looking for new worlds to overwhelm, we cast our eyes about the school and sighted
the Freshman class. Again we triumphed to the tune of 410 to 12.
Continuing our belligerent march, we put down successively: Juniors-Q8-51, Sophomores-
f3O-9l , Freshmen-128-111, and Juniors4f18-173.
Alack and alas-Inglorious defeat tarnished our record. Our heartiest rivals, the Juniors,
defeated us. CScore-33-235.
But, strictly speaking, we're happy about the whole thing. Quote: "Veni, Vidi, Vici," unquote.
On February 23, 1938, we were acclaimed, and justly so, the Champs of the Second Teams.
76 THE EXCALIBUR
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME
Front Row:-Eugene Carter, Bill Kennedy, Otis
Leist, Marion Feigert, Denton Stetler, Eugene
Second Row:-Mr. Livingston fcoachi, Gerald
Doner, Bill Snyder, Lawrence Keipper, Elmer
Potter, Bob Sherman.
Third Row:-Dennis Kinkle, Fred Fox, Robert
Korn, Franklin Dippery, Raymond Greenewald.
C Lower Left!
Ralph Runnion, Richard Trapp, Bud Kennedy,
FOUL SHOOTING WlNNERS
Billy Brown, Charles Kiehl, Raymond Greene-
Wald, Donald Muntzinger, Dale LaRue.
Front Row:-Bill Brown, Joe Fox, Robert
Bowden, Theo Sharp.
Back Row:-John Gaddis, Bill Kennedy, Bob
Shingledecker, Bill Snyder, Nolan Stuckey.
Inset-MR. CAMPBELL CCoachJ
78 THE EXCALIBUR
7 annalaureate Serhices
May 29, 1938-6:30 P. M.
Processional-'4Pomp and Circumstance ',.. ................. ......... E L GAR
Van Wert High School Band
Invocation ............................................ ................. ........,... R E V. J. H. LAMY
Hymn-'50 Worship the Kingi' ..... ............ C 0ngregatiOn
Scripture Lesson ...,......................i . ....... REV. E. E. SNYDER
Baccalaureate Sermon ....,....................... ....... R EV. JOHN DANFORD
Hymn-"For the Beauty of the Earth" ..... ................... C 0HgI'6gHIi0l1
Benediction ,,,,..,...,.,,..,,,...,....,.,.,,......., .. .......................... REV. F. I. WILLMERT
Recessional: Grand March-HSons of Fame" ................................ ZAMECNIK
Van Wert High School Band
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THE EXCALIBUR 79
June 3, l938-6:30 P. M.
Processional-HPomp and Circumstaneew .................. ....... E LGAR
Van Wert High School Band
Invocation ........................................... . ........................ REV. PAUL NISWANDER
Cornet Trio, Selected ....................,........,..................... I ...................................
Lois Presler, Richard Blanke, Marion Feigert
Class Song .......... ..... . .....,.............................................................
Class Address ....,... ............... L cThe Challenge to Modern Edueationl'
E. L. BOWSHER
Presentation of Class ........ .................................. P RINCIPAL C. P. BOWDLE
Presentation of Diplomas .... ...... S UPERINTENDENT U. E. DIENER
Benediction .....,.......................... ....... . .. ..................................................
Recessional-'4lVlarch Noble "... ......... , .......................... ......... B A CH
Van Wert High School Band
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80 THE EXCALIBUR
DON'T TELL ME - LET ME GUESS:
H. M. S. Pinafore . . . My, this is hard . . . Home for dinner . . . Now, boys, this
is Joan . . . Cheek to Cheek . . . Snap Shot Shooter . . . Not exactly school, hut!
Three or more is a crowd . . . Dandruff? . . . Tarred and feathered . . . A right
good fellow . . . Quiet, you dopesl . . . Yes, teacher . . . 80 words a minute, huh?
Smiles . . . What smells?
Hats of to Nick, Assistant Coach!
THE EXCALIBUR 81
TIME MARCHES ON
School begins. Poor Freshies. Oh,
well, they will learn.
-Getting off to a flying start, let's
hope we don't crash.
Football practice has begun, with a
night practice game tonight.
-Y-Hi Cabinet meeting after school.
One week of school gone alrealy,
how time flies.
-More school, it,s getting monoton-
-Our first out-of-town game came
out in our favorg we 'played St.
-Y-Hi meeting tonight.
-C. A. A. meeting.
-Class election in full swing.
-Football game at Bluffton. We won
-Believe it or not-SNOW.
-An exciting game with Bellefon-
taineg we made two touchdowns in
the last quarter.
-Bank Day and also Hi-Y meeting
at the Y. M. C. A.
-Football ame with Wapakg the
Cougars won again.
-Y-Hi Potluck was held at the Y. W.
-Crade Cards. 'Nuff said.
-Play Napoleon. We bring home the
bacon. G. A. A. mixer. It proved
to be a hilarious affair.
-Haloween night. .
-,luniors select class rings.
-Ervin Morrison elected head of thc
-Alma Mater gets a real school song.
-First Scarlet Quill is issued.
-Teachers, meeting. No school.
-Everyone looks sickg we lost our
Hrst game to Kenton Friday.
First operetta practice.
-Amistice Day. Big game with Ce-
linag we lost again.
-These Saturday night plunges get
l9-H. M. S. Pinafore is huge success.
22-Y-Hi meeting. Candle light serv-
ice. Boys report for basketball.
24-National Honor Society meeting.
25-Thanksgiving, um-m-m-m-m those
pumpkin pies. We play Defiance.
26-State Hi-Y Conference to be held
over the week end.
.50-Bank Day againg so what? ??
1-C. A. A. meeting.
2-Seven new members added to V
Club. Committee was picked for
the Christmas dance today.
7-Poster making in full swing for the
10-Basketball game with Findlayg
their favor. But the worm does
l6-Committee meeting for the Snow
17-Came with Delphos St. John. Hur-
rah for Van Wert.
20-G. A. A. girls gave the student-body
the Christmas spirit by decorating
a tree for the Study Hall.
21-We walloped Toledo De Vilbiss by
22-G. A. A. gives Christmas skit. Scar-
let Quill prints Christmas issue.
24-'Twas the night before-
27-The morning after.
28-Snow Ball Dance.
29-A good time was had by all.
31-Big night tonight. Everyone will be
-High School party at Y. W. C. A.
-Back to school again.
7-Basketball game with St. Marys.
ll-G. A. A. meeting in Study Hall.
Hi-Y meeting tonight.
12--Paul Niswander gave a speech on
the "Two Views of Lifeff
144-Our first night mixer. A game with
Bellefontaine. We lost.
17-Perfect Senior Class. We were all
present for a change. At least, in
body if not in spirit.
82 THE EXCALIBUR
l8wSenior Hi-Y meeting. Induction on
Van Wert and Convoy members.
21-Came with Lima Central. Who said
those larger towns were good?
24-Y-Hi meeting, Miss Hardy gave a
speech on MThe Art of Make-upfl
We need it.
25-Miss Benson gave Hi-Y a talk on
Etiquette. They need it, too.
26-Junior Assembly. The play was a
xersion of the life of a theatrical
28fGame with Celina.
29+Basketball game with Kenton.
I-Hi-Y to hold Potluck tonight.
2-Seniors held a Detention session for
those tardy during the day. Also a
3-,lust doing nothing.
41Van Wert defeated Wapakoncta, 32-
30. Hurray for you, boys.
7--Y-Hi meeting. The subject for the
evening is art.
8fSenior Hi-Y is to be the guest of
De'ianee tonight. The Cougars win
again. We played Bryan.
9--Open house tonight. We hope it's
lf?---Successful all right.
lla-National Honor Society induction.
12-Lincolnls Birthday. We play Deli-
14-Did you get a Valentine?
16-Music assembly, directed by Mr.
l7-aMeeting for the pupils taking the
State Scholarship test.
l8fPep session this morning. We play
Zl--Patriotic assembly in honor of
22-No school. Friday.
23+Beginning of the Basketball Tour-
24----lilst another day in our young lilc.
25-Assembly on safety. We play Ada.
28gl.ast day this month. Only 12 more
weeks of school.
2--Home lloom Programs.
Saljistriet Basketball Tournament.
Paulding' is another victim.
4---Hi-Y Night Mixer.
10-Bowling Green defeated us.
22-Spring has cub!
23-High School elects Laura YVilkin-
son for Peony Queen candidate.
"Out to win, Lolly, do your best."
25-Our faculty member, Mr. Bowen,
walked down the aisle. Congratu-
lations, Mr. and Mrs. Bowen.
28-EXCALIBUR drive in full swing.
29-C. A. A. meeting. Hi-Y meeting,
the fellows set the date for Ladies'
30--V Club had pictures taken.
l--Schoolas out for a week. April
Fool! l l
5-Van Wert High School Chorus to
give concert at the Marsh Founda-
4---Y-Hi meeting at Y. W. C. A.
5-Student Council meeting.
6---Volley ball games after school.
7-Freshman Assembly. EXCALIBUR
8-Hi-Y Ladies' Night. Thanks, boys,
we had a lovely time.
ll--Henry Fonda is at the movie this
12-Junior Class meeting during Home
Room period. Bank Day.
T3-Senior Class Play characters an-
17-Every one is showing off their
l9--Preview of Junior Class Play.
22-Junior Class presents c'Growing
Painsfl Congratulations, Juniors.
29vSpring football game.
3flVlusic Festival at the Marsh Found-
6-Mixer sponsored by Y-Hi.
ll-Peony Queen Chosen.
13-Northwestern Ohio High School
14-- Band Festival.
20-Senior Class presents '4The Fanfl
Thanks to Miss West and the cast.
25--Elks, Senior Party.
THE EXCALIBUR 83
Junior-Senior Prom. Thanks, Jun- 2
Baccalaureate service. 3g
Juniors beginning to look impor-
Only a matter of hours, now. 4T-
Marsh Foundation gives the Seniors
a Hshin digf'
Underclassmen still studying. Poor
Commencement. That's allg there
ainlt no more.
The Class of 738 Wishes to bid the
school and all the teachers a fond
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Atha, Louise .......... Van Wert, Ohio ................................, Milffifftl
Atkins, Robert ...... Cincinnati, Ohio ....... Conservatory of Music
Atkinson, Paul ...... Van Wert, Ohio ........... ............. A t Home
Bailey, Robert ...,.... ......... V an Wert, Ohio .... ....,....................,.. B erlle, lllfl-
Bailey, Clifford ...... Van Wert, Ohio ....... ................................... A t Home
Bareon, Lloyd .,...... ........ A nn Arbor, Mich. .,.. ,....,.... L lniversity of Michigan
Bauer, Lucille ...... ........ V an Wert, Ohio .... ................. C entral Mfg. C0-
Baxter, Mildred ........ ......... V an Wert, Ohio .... ............. C entral Mfg. Co.
Beam, William ...... ....,.... V an Wert, Ohio ....... Bowden Poultry Farm
Bebout, Edith .......,..., ......... V an Wert, Ohio A... ............... J . C. PCIUIY C0-
Black, Kathrine ...,........ Van Wert, Ohio .... ................... S Chirles Theater
Bollenbacher, Helen ,... ..,...... Y fan Wert, Ohio .... .,,.,................ C entral Mfg. Co.
Bowers, Richard ,,..,. ......... V an Wert, Ohio ..,. .....,,,,. N eely's Service Station
Brown, Alva .......... Michigan .......,........ ..................................... W orlillig
Brown, DeWitt ...... ....,l... V an Wert, Ohio A... . County Treasurer's Office
Brown, Melville ..., ........i V an Wert, Ohio .................,.i..........i,,.. At Home
Brown, Robert ...,.. .....,... V an Wert, Ohio ,...... ...,.,,...,. K arr's School
Burnett, Lester ..,,...... ......... V an Wert, Ohio ............. At Home
Busch, Berniece .,,...i. Detroit, Mich. ,.,... .......,. ..............,.......,.. .
Comer, Robert .,,,...,.,,.., ...,..,i. X fan Wert, Ohio ..,. ,...............,................................ T i1Xi
Counsellor, Berniece ....,.... Van Wert, Ohio ,.,......,.,...,....,.....................,.,, Married
Custer, Doyt .............. ...,..... X fan Wert, Ohio ,... ..,,,,,.. W estern Ohio Bottling Works
Davis, Jane .,.......... ......i.. V an Wert, Ohio ....,...A,............................ At Home
Deal, Geraldine ,....... ,.....,.. V an Wert, Ohio ....,..,., ............,.,..... A t Home
Dickinson, Finley ..,.... ......... V an Wert, Ohio ........,....,.. Ciilin College
Diener, Helen ......,..r...... ...,..... O xford, Ohio ..... ......... it liami University
Dippery, Richard ...,.. ..,...,,i W 'an Wert, Ohio ....... ............,....,.. A t Home
Ditto, Mary ......,,..,................ ......... V an Wert, Ohio ......,........................,... At Home
Ducat, Julius ...,.,,,......,........... .....,,,, X 'an Wert, Ohio ....... Sloop's Canning Factory
Edwards, Mary Cathrine ...... .,....... D elaware, Ohio ...., ............,,......,........,... C ollege
Emans, Erlene ..........,......,... ,..,,.... X fan Wert, Ohio ....... Peggy's Beauty Parlor
Fackler, Marvel .............,. ...,..... V an Wert, Ohio .....,....,,.............,.. Married
Fleming, Ronald ......
Foote, Bonna .lean ........
Fowler, Margaret ,.......
Fraylick, William ,.,...,.
Gowans, Patricia ..
Gunn, John .,..........
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King. Robert ........ ......... V an Wert, Ohio ......,,., Atlantic 8: Pacific Tea Co.
Klausing, Elmer ....... ,.......,......,......,.......,........ ,,..,,.,............ U n ited States Navy
Klein, Mildred .............. ,........ F ort Wayne, lnd. ,........,.......,... Nurses' Training
Knoll, Mary Francis .... ......... S pringfield, Ohio ........,.... Nurses, Training
Knoll, Ruth .............. ......,.. V an Wert, Ohio ,...,................ Montgomery Ward
Kouts, Alice .......... ......... V an Wert, Ohio ......,...,.,..,,.,....,...... Gitfin College
Kreischer, Leo ......,..,.... ......... V an Wert, Ohio .... ........ V an Wert City Food Market
Larrlhert, Lowell ,.............. .....,.., C olumbus, Ohio ........ ,.,.....,........... O hio State University
LaRue, Kathryn Jane ......... ........ V an Wert, Ohio ....,...,......,.............,.. Central Mfg. Co.
Leiter, Gerald ................... ......... V an Wert, Ohio .... ......... W hitc Mountain Cream Station
Lippi, Albert ................ ,........ V an Wert, Ohio ......, .,,.,..,...................,..,..,......,.,... A t Home
Loo, Robert ........ Van Wert, Ohio ....... ,.......,.. . .. ..,,........ Loe Mortuary
Louth, Kenneth ...,..
McCabe, Garl ..,..,.,.,
McCoy, Albert ,........,
McNew, Raymond ..,,
Mackin, Betty ..,Y.,,...
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Marshall, John ,.......
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Miller, Lois .....,.,......
Norton, Jaunetti ,,,,..
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Parker, Lois Ruth ..,,
Patterson, Lester ....
Peters, Wallace .....,
Pflum, Kenneth .,.,.,
Poling, Margaret ,...,.
Pontius, Velma ,,,,..
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Roebke, Lee .,...,,.
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Runnion, Eugene ....,.
Russell, Don ,,,,,,,,,,,,
Scott, Leonard ...,...,
Scott, Margaret ..,...
Schumm, Ida ,,,,,,,,,,,,
Showalter, Sara Jane
Slusser, Gordon ,,,,,,
Smith, Maurice .,,,..
Smith, Ralph ..,.,.,...
Springer, Richard ..,.
Stegmeier. Kenneth ,.
Stittsworth, Mae ....,,
Strother, Isabel ...,.,
Stuck, Helen ,.......
Terry, Gene ,,,,,,,,,,,,
Thomas, Lowayne ,,..
Tindall, Gladys ,..,..
Trippy, Richard ,.,,,.
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Wermer, Clarence .....
Wermer. Norman ,,,,..
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Williams, Elizabeth ..
Williman, Mildred ..,.
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Bebout, Edna ..,,,,,,,,.,
Boettger, Audrey ,.,.,.
Bowden. Juanita .,,.
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Burley, Robert ...... ......... V ian Wert, Ohio ....... ...,..,.......,.............. ........... A I HOIUS
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Chidester, Paul ........ .,....... V an Wert, Ohio .........V..................... Giffin COUCEC
Chubb, Mary E. ........ ......,.. V an Wert, Ohio .,.. ........... .................. M H fried
Clark, Henry .,.,,.... ........................................... .................Y--.....- C 0 llege
Cress, Enid ......,. .......,. O xford, Ohio ......,..,... .........w M iami University
Davis, Sam ........ ...,..... V an Wert, Ohio ............... HiI16S' Drug
Devine, Peg ......... Bellefontaine, Ohio .A.,. .,............--.... S Cil00i
Doring, Leo ........ ..................,............,.,............. .....Y.........-.......,.A,---,---.--
Drake, Helen ....,... ......... V an Wert, Ohio .,........i............. Al HOIHC
Dudley, Meta Louise ......... Fort Wayne, Ind. ,... ........... N urses' Training
Edwards, Marjorie ,,... ......... V an Wert, Ohio ..................... At HOIIIE
Elzey, Edna ..,.........,, ......... V an Wert, Ohio ...,.... Murphy 10c Store
Forrest, Esther ............. ......... V an Wert, Ohio ..................... Married
Fox, Fred ......,,,,,,...,......... ......... V an Wert, Ohio ...,..... Kroger Grocery
Freyermuth, Marcile ..,.... .......i. V an Wert, Ohio ...........,. Ohio Theater
Friemoth, Rita .......,..... ......... L ima, Ohio ..,,.....,.. ....... N urses' Training
Fuerst, Harold ..,.......
Fulmer, Frank ......
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Hattery, Roselyn ..,...
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Whatever trouble Adam had,
No man in days of yore,
Could say, when Adam cracked a joke,
Alive heard that one before."
Evelyn F.:-uDiek called up the house four times before I gave him a date.,7
Mary M.:-'4Who did he ask for the first three times."
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Orderly in State Hospital
Elizabeth A.:-4'What is a pessimist?"
Mr. Bowen :-uit used to be defined as a man who wore both suspenders and a
Miss West:--uWhat is an idiom
Sam F.:-"That's what Pepsodent tooth paste has in itfi
Mr. Bowen, in Economics:-uFree goods are things that Cod gave you-like your
Cliff Medaugh, on seeing a thief drive off in his Ford:-4'Help, help, pol-ic-e-man."
Policeman :-'LWhat,s all the yelling about, what do you want?,'
Cliff:-NSomebody just swiped my car, but weill get 'em, because I got his license
The difference between Nathan Hale and Stan Ross is that Nathan said, uCive
me Liberty or give me death," and Stan says, L'Give me Liberty, but if you don't have
that l'll take Lifef,
Dignified Society Woman:---ui want something nice in oil for a dining roornf,
Salesman LGerald Bowersj :-uYes, madam, a landscape or a can of sardines?,'
Greetings and Best Wishes
Memhers of the 1938 Graduating Class
Van Wert High School
The Container Cornpany
VAN WJERT, OHIO' -
THE EXCALIBUR 89
502 S. Shannon St.
We Congratulate the Students
and Faculty on the completion of
another successful school year.
234 S. Washington
For Ice Cream
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THE VAN WIERT
120 West Main Street
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The moon sways the tide and sometimes the untied.
ln a penny arcade Otis Leist came across a punching-bag machine with a notice
on it to the effect that if one hit the bag hard enough the penny would be returned.
Friends found him two hours later, lying under the machine, unconscious, with both
Mae Runnion returned home from school with her report card for her mother's
inspection. ulgut, dear," mother said, uwhatls the trouble? Why have you such poor
grades this month?" wlllierels no t1'ouble, lVlom,,7 Was the quick reply, uyou know
yourself things are always marked down after the holidays."
Girls of the old times dressed like lVlother Hubbard, but girls of today dress like
lVloll1er Huhhard's cupboard, it is said.
lt's a very sad, sad, sad story-his best friend wouldn't tell him twhat a shamel
and so he llunked the exam.
uYVell," said the waiter in the shack to Clair Beuchner, who had just had his
seventh cup of coffee, Myou must be very fond of coffeefl "Yes, indeedf, answered
Clair, Mor l wouldnlt he drinking so much water to get so littlefl
Don Foott-:e-uDid you notice how my voice filled the auditorium?w
Julian L. zgul certainly did. Several people left to make room for it."
ul hope you're not afraid of microbes," apologized the payer-teller as he cashed
the young instructorls check with soiled currency. 'cDon't worry," replied the young
man, ua lnicrohe couldnlt live on my salaryf'
Freshman Lass lname unknownl :-'6Don't you want to kiss me? Don't l appeal
to you 'W'
Freshman Lad tBob lVloColluml :-:Alt isnlt that-l don't want to throw away
this gum yet."
lVlr. K.:-ul say, waiter, there's an ant in my soupf,
Xvaiterz-nSurely not, sir, maybe itls one of those vitamin bees you hear so
Settlement Vlforker:--ul can see good in all thingsf,
Gil Ford :4MSay, can you see good in a fog?',
Tall Short Stories
uDown where l livef, said the Texan, 'awe grow a pumpkin so big, that when
we cut it in two my wife used one-half of it for a cradle." c4Well,7' smiled the man
from Chicago, uthatls nothing. A few days ago, right here, two full-grown police-
men were found asleep or1 one beat tbeetjfl
Englishman:-uWe have some very large birds in England. Why, once while
l was standing in a Zoological garden l saw a man come in on an eagle."
Yankee:-uBrother, that's nothing. Once while l was watching a ball game l saw
a player go out on a Hyf'
F A woman was entering a movie when an attendant stopped her.
Attendant tErvin lVl.j 1-"Please excuse me, madam, but you can't take your dog
l Womanzffuldlow absurd! What harm could the picture do to a tiny dog like
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And see what
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Usable merchandise of
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To the elass of '38 we extend congratulations and as
you end your high school days to enter the yarious
tlelds of endeavor, we wish you eyery success and
happiness, which justly should he yours.
The Ohio Power Company
The Kennedy Manulaeturlng Co.
Fine Tool and Fishing Tackle Boxes
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THE EXCALIBUR 93
No cat has nine tails. A cat has one more tail than no cat. Therefore a cat has
She:-L'Don,t you think l'm cute in my way?'7
He:aa'Yeah, but you don't weigh enoughf'
Rags make paper,
Paper makes money,
Money makes banks,
Banks make loans,
Loans make poverty,
Poverty makes rags.
Bob Sherman:-'cHow come you weren't at work last Saturday afternoon?"
Dick Preston :-ul went to a funeral.,7
Bob Sherman:-HHOW was it'?'7
Dick Preston:-uNotre Dame wonfl
Two football players were overheard arguing in the hall. The First muscleman
shouted at the second, Hvlfhy, for two cents Fd knock your block offfl The horrihed
reply to this was, uGet away from me, you dirty professional, you."
During one of the recent exams, a well known N. Y. U.-ite signed his paper Mae
Wfest. When asked why by an astounded prof, the stude blushingly replied, MI done
Policeman tto trama Slllillff on to of oak tree! :--a'He f, what are you doinff
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up t ere.
Tramp :-ul don't know. I must have sat on an acornf'
Bob T. :-uSo you used to make whaling trips with your father when you were
Gerald D.:-HSure, Out to the woodshedf'
Smart Pupil:-mls it easy to tell cowskin from ealfskin?,7
Smarter Pupil:-HNO, it isnit, for the reason that the cow is the c-alf's kin and
the calf is the cow's kinf'
One of the troubles of this modern age is that too many people are spending
money they have not yet earned for things they do not need, to impress people they
The mistress of the house heard the bell ring and saw standing at the open front
door a Chinese hawker. Quickly retreating she called out to the maid: uThere's a
Chinaman at the door. You go, Ella."
The Chinese stuck his head well into the hall and shouted indignantly: uYou go
Hotel Proprietor:-HDO you want the porter to call you?',
Fred M.:-'fNo, thanks, l awake every morning at sevenff
Hotel Proprietor:-uThen would you mind calling the porterf'
A lunatic in the asylum who was pushing a wheel-barrow upside down was stopped
by a visitor who asked: uWhat7s the idea?" 'Tm not crazyf' was the retort, uyes-N
terday they filled it with bricksf,
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Congratulations to the
Class of '38
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Best Wishes of
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The Best Place to Eat
General Motor Trucks
Purely Motor Sales
VAN WERT, OHIO
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Over 50 Firms
Now Employ Our Grads
Summer School Starts
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Congratulations to the
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Calvin Cox tdescribing a visit of his to a circusl :--uAs I was sitting there
watching, a lioness came up and bit the seat out of my trousers."
Elmer S. :-"Boy, I bet you were plenty madf'
Calvin Cox :-'4Not at all, I always give my seat to the ladiesf,
IVIr. Campbell, in American History, was discussing the manufacture of license
plates. UI know quite a bit about the manufacture of the Ohio plates, you see I spent
a great deal of my time last summer in the penitentiaryf'
Mr. Spieth was really quite surprised to see on a test paper that the first inventor
of the thermometer was a so-called Mr. Thermometer.
Miss West :-uHugh, what is a metaphor?',
Hugh E.:-GA metaphor is used as a place where cows can cat grassf'
A man wei hin 140 ounds contains enough fat for seven cakes of soa , carbon
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for 9,000 enclls, hos horus to make 2,200 match heads, magnesium for one dose of
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salts, iron to make one medium-sized nail, sufficient lime to whltewash a chicken
coop, enough sulphur to rid one dog of Heas, and water to fill a 10-gallon barrel.
Fr.:-wcgwhich is correct, a herd of camels, or a Hock of camels?"
Bill F.:-ttWe1l, I really donlt know, but a pack of camels sounds more familiar
I kissed my hrst woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I have
never had time for tobacco since.
He who does not know and knows that he does not know
Is a Freshman!
He who does not know and thinks he knows
Is a Sophomore!!
He who knows and does not know that he knows
Is a Junior! I! '
He who knows and knows that he knows
Is a Senior! I ll
A hard driving taxi driver ignored a red signal, threatened the traffic police-
man's knees, missed the safety zone by a hair, and grazed a bus, all in one dash.
The policeman hailed him, then started over to the taxi, pulling a big handkerchief
from his pocket as he did so, c'Listen, cowboyf, he growled. M011 the way back l'll
drop this, and you see if you can pick it up with your tecthf'
For- one-armed drivers: You canlt pay attention to your hrakes when your mind
is on your clutch.
An optimist is a person who thinks he knows a place where he can borrow money.
A pessimist is a person who has tried.
Livy:-"You should charge me only half price for cutting my hair when I'm
Barber:-"Sorry, sir. We donlt charge for cutting your hair-we charge for the
time we spend in hunting itf,
Drunk tlooking at the moon's reflection in a pool of watery! :4g'Say, is that
Cop :-Wfhatls right."
Drunk:-"Well, it sure is funny how I got way up here."
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Of 3 B A lL Y lE A 'll' S
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uatiou, and may Success and
Happmess attend you through-
H out life.
Van Wert Clothing
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Leading Flgrists 113 West Main Street
For Over 38 Years
VAN WERT. OHIO
THE EXCALIBUR 99
A Freshman went to the coach of the high school team requesting a chance to
prove his worth. He was, of course, refusedg the coach telling him to come back
when he was older. Only a week later the same lad turned up at the office with the
same request. uBut l told you to try again when you were olderf' said the coach.
uYes, sir," was the unexpected reply, abut seeing the Van Wert vs. Celina game last
Thursday, put years on me." -Tl
Van Wert as defined by Prof. Bowen-
HVan Wert is a lovely little town of over eight thousand soulsfnot to mention
the heels." -Q
Said the raindrop to the particle of dust:-Wllhat settles you, your name is mudfl
Mr. Mason lto pharmacistj :4uCive me some of that prepared monacetecacidestes
of salicytic acid."
Pharmacist :fHDo you mean aspirins. I
Mr. Mason :-'6That's right! Ha, l can never think of that Ili-11T1C.i,
Mr. Rauch finvestigating a strange noise in the halll :fHAt last l've caught you,
a real burglar, wait will you?'7
Burglar:-"While you call a cop? Nope, nix on thatfl
Mr. Rauch:guNot a cop4my wife, she's heard you every night for ten years."
An Illinois motorist took the cap off his gasoline tank and struck a match to see
if there was any gasoline left. There was and he isn't.
Riddle :-Why is a crack in a chair bottom like a policeman?
Answer IZBCCHUSC it will pinch you if you donit park right.
Socialist Father:-4'What do you mean by playing truant? What makes you stay
away from school?', -- - - '
Son :-"Class hatred, father.77
Mary D. :-HSay, you sure gave that check room girl a big tipf,
Frank D. :-'6Don't get jealous, it was only because she gave me a good coat."
Mr. Spieth:-HNow, at what speed does light travel, Bob?" 'l
Bob Korn:-upretty fast, sir, anyways it gets here far too soon in the morning."
Marion F.:-ulsong distance? l want to place a call to Damnaricotta, Mainef,
Operator:-6'How do you spell it, please?,'
Marion F.:-4'Shucks, toots, if I could spell it, l'd writef'
Myron Pierson fshouting through box-ollice windowl :-Ml want two good seatsf,
Ticket SCll61'Z-ccH3V6H,t got 'emfi
Myron P. :-L'Well, what have you gotfw
Ticket Seller:--MNothing but standing roomfl
Myron P. :-'4All right, give me two standing togetherfl
Customer:-'tl say, waiter, call the manager! l can't eat this awful stulif'
YVaiter fRay1nond B1'ubakerl:'-f4lt's no use, mang he wouldn't eat it eitherfl
Nell Rose Hucklos noticed on a theme paper handed back, that Miss Armstrong
had marked out the term 'aa nest of puppiesf,
Nell Rose:-flsnat that right,'7 after taking the paper back to the desk!
Miss A.:-'tNo, it's positively wrong-unless the dogs you referred to were bird
Miss Flannery.:-6'What is water?'7
Dennie K.:-HA white liquid that turns black when you put your hands in itfv
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The Members of the
Student Body and Faculty
Congratulate the Members
of the Class of l938
and Wish Them
Happiness and Success
VAN WERT, OHIO
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ln a shorthand test Mr. Bollenbacher was pronouncing words to be written. WllC1l
the word bird was pronounced Mary Grunewald quickly asked if it had to be any
particular kind. The reply was, '40h, letis just call it a robin?
Joan 0. lstepping on Bob Shingledeckeris loel :-4'Oh, l'm sorry, did I step on
Shingle:-"Oh, you needn't mindg l'x'e got others."
They laughed when he started to make a new kind of dynamite, but when he
dropped it they exploded.
Customer lnicked by razor il 1-Ml-ley, barber, give mc a glass of waterf,
Barber :-L4Wliassa matter, hair in your mouthfw
Customer:-L'Naw, 'ust want to see if m ' neck leaksfi
Landlady:-"The man who occupied this room was an inventor, he invented an
Prospective Lodged:iul suppose those spots on the wall are the explosivefi
Landlady:-KNO, theyare the inventorfa
Leland Bayer ankeled into the library and addressing the librarian said:-'Sl
would like the life of Julius Caesarf' "Sorry," came the unexpected reply, A'Brutus
beat you to it."
Passenger fCoach Rossi! :-uDid you happen to Hnd a roll of bills under my
Pullman Porter :-NYes, suh. Thank you, suh.
,lim T. :-Ml wonder why a woman always tells everything she knowsf,
Sonny C.:-MYou mean she can't keep a secret?',
,lim T. :-'4Sure.',
Sonny C.:-HThat's an easy one. A woman has only two views of a secret-either
it's too good to keep, or it isn't worth keeping.
Emanuel Wf.:-"Conductor, will you help me oil the train?"
Conductor:M4'Sure, but why?"
Emanuel W.:f4cYou see, lim stout, and have to get off the train backwards. The
porter thinks Iam trying to get on and he gives me a shove on again. lim live stations
past my destination nowf'
Bill P.:-'cvlfhile we're sitting in the moonlight, I' like to ask you-4- "
Lois P. :-uYes, dear."
Bill P. :-"Couldn,t we move over? l'm sitting on a nail.'7
uWe have just about everything on the menu today, sirf' said the pretty young
Coach Campbell:-"So I see, how about a clean one?"
Amusing answers made by sludents:
Bill Brown:-g'Chickorv is a lace where little chickens are ke t."
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Nell Bose Ruokloszg The Epistles are the wives of the Apostles.
Wilma DeWeeseia6Hannibal-a person who eats human lleshf'
John lVlaney:+4'lVloratorium-a large room, generally used for meetingsf,
ln the midst of a French test:
Betty F.:-"Oh death, where is thy sting?"
George P. :a"Oh bell, where is thy ring?'7
102 THE EXCALIBUB
Congratulations Class of 1938
All Have Been Yours
May Your Heritage
Be One of Great Happiness
Success and Confidence
in All Our Futures
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