Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)
- Class of 1939
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Helen llliller, llssislant Editor
Robert Todd, Business manager
Published by the Senior Class ol
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2 The Excalibur
We present to you our Excalibur. This book is the result of several
months of concentrated efforts to portray four of the happiest years
of our lives into pictures and print. We realize the impossibility of
entirely succeeding in such a task, but if at any time in the future, a
glance through, this book will bring back memories of days and faces
at dear old Van Wert High, our work will not have been entirely
Game of Education
4 The Excalibur
To Mr. l. G. Katterheinrich we, the Senior Class of 1939, sincerely
dedicate this twenty-first volume of the Excalibur. It is our greatest
desire that this dedication will, in a small way, show a portion of our
appreciation of his services to the school throughout his eleven years
connection with it.
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We, today, hold kinship dear
With our alumni far and near.
And, with them, rejoive to see
The dawn of glories yet to be.
To our dear school whose praise we sinff
We, too, would still new honors
For the Svarlet and the Cray,
We seek new laurels day by day.
ln defeat or victory,
We'll stand as one in unity.
School we love, on us rely,
The loyal youth of Van Wert Hi!
When our Selmnl days are done,
And we are through with fung
Then it's time to think of what NVCQYC missing here
All our hooks we will leave to you,
T1't?LlSll1'C them as we do,
Open them oft W'ithUl1lfCill'.
It is with deep regretg
In fact our cheeks are wet,
When we think that this is ending all our school.
Please donit ever forget this crowd,
Cheer for us long and loud,
Stand hy us all the way through.
To H10 Tune of Hlleep Purplei.
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10 The Excalibur
Aerial View 0 Van Wert
H 1312 School
Wle present to you a hirflis-eye view of our high school, stadium, athletic field,
eampus, and lihrary.
ln the renter is the stadium and alhletie field where many fierce battles have been
Of the two huildings on the right, the upper is the institution of learning, whieh
is more pleasant to come haek to than to leave, and the other is the Lincoln grade
sc-hool and gymnasium.
ln the upper left hand corner, almost hy itself. is the library where many hours
have heen spent preparing hook reports and next day's lessons.
The winding white tenlaeles lmranehing out to the top and to the east from the
sehool and the long walk hordering the stream, hring hack memories of leisurely
strolls and frenzied last-minute dashes.
We have spent many happy hours on the eampus, athletic' field. in the stadium,
lihrary, and our high school. And now, as the Seniors of Van Wert High School leave.
we leave to you, underelassmen, all of these heautiful things, that you may carry on
for your Alma Mater.
Secretary to Mr. Fax
Increasingly, modern education seeks to dis-
cover the potentialities of every boy and girl, and
so shape its efforts that the training it provides will
meet the needs.
It is my sincere hope that each member of the
Class of 1939 has profited eommensurately with
C. D. Fox
The best in life comes to each one of us hy shar-
ing with others those worth-while things in our
lives. Achievement of genuine merit is attained
through sincere effort and application to the task
Seniors, We congratulate you on your graduation.
May the best in life he yours and your achievements
he many. We Wish you success.
C. P. BOWDLE
Secretary to Mr. Bowdle
14 The Excalibur
Coaches and Trainers
Svlllttt' Class Atlvisr-1'
Pfngzlisli lll and ll'
Dll'PClltI' uf Senior Class Play
Sttnlent Cmtnvil Adviser
Assistant Coach, Ftmtliall and Basketball
A NN t l'lANKHAMNIER
Euz mirrn FLAN N Em'
Boy! llonn- Living
.luninr llnnlc Ecmlurltics
C. A. A. Aclvisf-r
R. P. IIAUCH
Frcslunan Illziss Advise-r
I. C. KATTERIIEINRICII
Faculty illauagxcr of A
Commercial Law and Ce
Typing I and II
Head Bas-kvthall CUHIXII
Sophomore Class Adviser
NY" Club Adviser
Cl-:oicr:E C. IVIASON
.Iuuior Class Advisor
SPIIIHI' Ili-Y Adviser
H. B. SPIETII
IVJIl'f'CIUl' of .Iunior Class Play
Director of Opcrctta
English I and II
Faculty Adviser of Hi-Y
Latin I and II
National Ilonor Society Advise
Home Economics I and Il
G. A. A. Adviser
Boys' Physical Education
Boys' Intramural Athlclics
Head Football Coach
JAiv1Es H. JONES
H. limo. Pf'f'Sll!l'll,l F. EARL SuA1f1fEH
Clf?1'li-T1'f'2lSU1'01' and Pupils Adjust-
Mr. King owns and operates the
W.WILL1MAN, Vic-e-President MR. C. D. Fox
lVlr. Fox is Superintendeiil of Van
Wert Public Schools.
Mr. Willinian is the senior lNGllllTPl'
of the Him Willinlan S Sons, Market.
mx H. KARR HOLMES ST0oPs
Mr. Stoops is the Junior partner in the
Stoops Packing Company.
Mr. Karr is l"residenl of Karr Busi-
lVlr. Bowers owns and operates the
Bowers Drug Co.
This boy is a favorite
with one and all
Ami never from our
grace will fall.
National Honor So-
ciety 4: Chorus 1, 2,
3, 4: Excalibur Staff:
Hi-Y: Hi-Y Cabinet:
Growing Pains: King
Ko-Ko: Student Coun-
I-il -L: Sr. Class Play
Quill Staff: Class
Motto: Flower: and
Cla ss President 4:
Secretary 1: Football
2. 3. 4: V Club, In-
Kennedys our all
Whose prowess in
football is known
Vice - President, '38
and '39: Senior Class
Play Committee: V
Club: Boys' Intra-
Murals: Football 2,
3. 4: Basketball 3.
He's right there in
His fame spreads in
But to one little Don-
jia Mae in particu-
He showers all his
Staff: Scarlet Quill
Staff: V Club: Band
1. 2. 3: Prom Com-
mittee: Secretary '38:
'39: Senior Class Play
Committee: Footba l
3, 4: Boys' Intra-
Play By Play
My idea of an agree-
Is one who argues
G. A. A.: G. A. A.
Cabinet 2. 3, 4: Na-
tional Honor Society
3: Excalibur Staff:
Student Council 1, 8,
4: Growing Pains:
P rfom Committee:
Chorus 1: Treasurer
'39: Senior Class Play
Committee: Girls' ln-
You are invited to sit in on a reading of the diary of the class of "39".
Today we made our timit debut. Such excitement! Such enthusiasm! A few of us kept up
the reputation of a Freshman by making the usual silly errors. Everything is so diderent and thrill-
ing! We have come to broaden our knowledge. but we are also looking forward to many- good times,
and to acquiring new friends.
Again we are pacing the corridors of Van Wert High School. However, we feel a bit more confi-
dent than we did in the fall of '35. The teachers are no longer strangers, and we have become
accustomied to the routine. The entire class is to he together this year in the Study Hall. We feel
we are going to like this under the able leadership of Mr. Bowen and Mr. Livingston.
Now that we have successfully completed half of our high school career we have a different
aspect. Many new desires have been created. We have been branded as becoming more proud.
but also more ambitious. We are looking forward to two particularly important events, the Junior
Class Play, and the Junior-Senior Prom.
How long we have waited for the time when we could call ourselves Seniors! Ah! We have
more than ever to look forward to.
Many new students have joined our class and some old ones have left us. Besides there are
other noticeable changes. We are enjoying the advantages of a newly decorated and lighted school.
After an interesting campaign the following oflicers were elected: Bill Stuckey, president:
Bill Kennedy. vice-president: Nolen Stuckey, secretary: and .loan Coupland, treasurer.
We will always enjoy thinking over the part our class played in athletics. Fourteen members
of that successful football squad were Seniors. as well as six members of the basketball -squad being
from our class. The girls also made a name for themselves by winning the Intra-Mural Basketball
Tournament for the third consecutive year. The following students were elected to the National
Honor Society as Juniors: Ernestine Gallauoo. Paul Yager. Bill Brown. Alice Rose Hisey, Treva
Miller, Eileen Becker, ,loan Coupland, and Richard King. This year Eldon Lambert. Mary Louise
Morehead, Francis Landis, Margaret Fox, Esther Shaffer, Helen Miller, Bill Stuckley, Margaret
Updegrove. Janet Murphy, Bob Todd, Madalyn Gamble, and Harriet Kenyon were added to the
We feel that recognition should be given to Ernestine Gallapoo for being chosen to take the
D. A. R. citizenship test.
As you will remember our Junior Class Play, "Growing Pains," was a great success, with Phyllis
Pond and Bill Stuckey having the leads. This year we changed from a comedy to a world war story,
"The Enemy." Bill Snyder and Phyllis Pond had the leading roles.
After entertaining the Seniors at Prom last year, it was quite pleasant to he entertained by the
class of '40. Thank you, Juniors! ALICE ROSE HISEY.
As un adviser Mr.
Hnllnpno winks tire
.1 mi his moral sup-
port shouldvft he
His jolly lnughfer in-
ferfs nll who hear,
We Seniors eonsider
lnm II friend so
Sen ior Class
EILEEN MAE Bizcxmz
Pntienfly urorking on
Is what this ,fnir Miss
likes to do.
Isle: Chorus 1. 2. 3:
National Honor So-
ciety 3, 4. ,
Never let sfudies in-
ferelere with plen-
Chorus 1. 2. 43 Boys'
Her frienls are many,
Her foes not any.
Chorus l, 2. 4. 4:
Band 4: Girls' Intra-
Plerfsfmf and smiling,
With big lzrauuz eyes.
She wins fhe prize.
Baud 2: Girls' Intru-
llnffie fhinks Harry!
is n bit all right.
She says nll ofher
hops mn gn fly fl
G. A. A. 1. 2: Y-Hi
I, 2: Scarlet Quill
Sta1T: Chorus 1, 2:
VERNON E. BECK
Jusi Il good qujef
Chorus 1, 2: Boys' In-
ALICE L. BIGHAM
.-1 person upon whom
you mn depend,
Tl1.nt's "Al", n 'very
Y-Hi: Chorus lg
Girls' Intra-Murals 1.
2. 3. 4.
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.vt quiet, lIllIlllf1'llSll'f'
lrnl ix hr.
.I little' but mighty
lml is he
With O lot of nliilify
ns uw run see.
Hi-Y: Chorus 1. 2:
tl: Growin,f: Pains:
Senior Class Play
Council l. 3: Class
l'l't-simlent '3ti: Class
Holi mid Till get along
We wormlei' about
U VVell, Time will
Hi-Y: Student Coun-
eil 4: Growing Pains:
Scarlet Quill Staff:
Football 3. 4: Boys'
Intra-Murals: V Club.
lt's nice to he natural
lVhen. one is imturul-
Y-Hi: Band 1. 2, 3.
4: Band Cabinet:
MABEL I. BRESLER
A In-ight eyed maiden,
with many 11 smile.
Per1'lu1iu'v she'lI rlo
yrwut things in the
Chorus 1, 2.
My school 'work keeps
me so busy,
I seldom luwe time
At first his greatness
uvls not kuotltfl,
Hut noir his ability he
Hi-Y: Chorus 1. 2:
Student Council 1. 3:
Ring and Pin Com-
mittee: Senior Class
Play Comm itt e eg
Growing Pains: Na-
tional Honor Society
3. 4: V Club: Boys'
I dmft rare,
Nothing bothers me
I mu determined to
Y-Hi: King K0-KO:
Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4:
Betty is a very beau-
Howdy, too, thinks
s h e deserves 100
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Ex-
calibur Statf: Prom
Committee: S e n io r
Class Play Commit-
tee: Girls' Intra-
Ann is ll quiet and
And when it comes to
Sh.e's at the head of
She's this y e n r ' s
rlwire for pwmy
ll. A. A.: G. A. A.
Cabinet 2: Y-Hi: Y-
lli Cabinet 1. 32
Chorus 1: Excalibur
Statf: Student Conn-
cil 4: Girls' Intra-
Jlny Dirk and his
Ilwrrf things rome
from fm earnest
Band 1. 2. 3. 4:
Student Council 2:
Hand Cabinet: Dance
Orchestra 1, 2. 3:
l'rI:In Connnittee: Or-
vbestra 1, 2. 3: Boys'
WAYNE H. COMPTON
Ensy rome mid easy
W h n f makes h im
f ll n 71 y ll? dmft
Hi-Y: Basketball 3:
.lnyous and wryer
Shrfs in for I'l'F'l'Il'
G. A. A.: llflllll Cum-
lllllt001 Girls' Intra-
L. GORDON CRAIG
,I fvmufrrl his first
und only lawn
Hi-Y: lil X 0 il lib ll r
.. V - ,,
VVIIeN fume ns rm nr-
fisf she does nffnin
We knuu- fhnf Crippy
will sfny fha smuv.
G. A. A.: G. A. A.
C a bin e t: Excali-
bur Stalfz Prom Com-
mittee: Senior Class
GLEN F. CIISTILR
The rrorlri delights 'iw
Y-Club: Boys' Intra-
Murals: F Oo t h a l I
Manager 3. 1: Basket-
ball Manager 2, 3. 4.
WY.Al,1'ER DANIRI., JR.
Tu-vnfy-nine and ll
half rrffer e i y h f
rn ' 1' I u 1' k ami hr'
thinks he' is early.
Banrl I: Orvllestra 1:
Football: Boys' Intra-
H11 r rlisposifion is
sunny and fair,
I' is no lighivr Than
Band 1. 2. 3. L:
Ml HRAY C. DI:1IIOss
Tohy rrml .llid mnkrf
quafw a gulir
Wv ser' UIPIII frxgefllm'
P' l'l'l'!lIl'll F'T1'.
lli-Y: lfuutball 3. 1:
V Club: The Enemy.
Small but miyllllu.
A MY BEl.LE EMANS
Both l"lf17'llIlTllH in her
And winning in. her
G. A. A.g Y-Hi: Sr.
Class Play Commit-
tee, Chorus 1. 2, 3,
4: Growing Pains,
.fl ffrmrl lugml fffllnll'
in ll'Ul'lC or fun
H4"ll lwlp until the
lrork is rlrnw.
lli-Y: Hi-Y Cabinet:
l-,xt-aililam' Shltfg Hillltl
l. 2. ri. ll: Svnrlcl
Quill Stuff: Growing
Pains, llziml Vzibilwtg
I'l'0lll f40lllIIllltCC2 Jr.
Vluss Play Vllllllllll-
lcv: Buys' lntrn-Mu-
mls. The lllnemy.
Envlw FACKLER, Jn.
Fnrkler's main inter-
wsl ix lhe YIIICA.
Yun. frm see him.
there most nny drill.
lli-Y: Bzmrl l. 2, 3,
lg Buys' IntrzL-Mu-
Tlnf lwxt things UTI'
.l'0llll'llllll'H rlrnuf up
in small przrlmyes.
Y-Hi: Band 3: Girls'
H - .,
Tlmugh, as c la s s-
mules, from you we
Sweet mernories will
lingyw' in eve1'yonP's
G. A. A., Chorus 1.
Nlfllllll.-X lnmsii Duwxw DUNIFON
Dlll.l. HDlIl1,, '
'l'l'wrxv gm away und
lvl mv sleep."
When. he takes his
place amony busi-
WWII all sit up and
take notice then.
Excalibur Staff: Band
1, 2, 4.3 Orchestra
l, 2, 3. 4: Growing
Pains: Band Cabinet:
Dance Orchestra 2,
3, 43 The Enemy.
She' is short and dark
and has hroum eyes,
Hut with all that
slilfs very wise.
G. A. A., Y-Hi:
There are two sides
to every question-
Mine and the wrong
J ACK Fox
He has o way peru-
Iiar to himself.
M moirigiurs GADDIS
Better fo ge! up lnie
and he wide awake
Thml to gef up early
ond he asleep all
G. A. A.: G. A. A.
Cabinet: Y-Hi: Girls'
Her eyes sparkle like
Loyal, gay, frank ond
G. A. A.g Y-Hi: Y-Hi
Cabinet 3, -lg Na-
tional Honor Society
4: Chorus l. 25 Prom
Committee: Girls' In-
,-in infwlligenf Io ss
though she's 'noi
Her nzoin interest is
rr boy riomerl Przill.
G. A. A.: G. A. A.
C a b i n e tg National
Honor Society 3, 42
Excalibur Staff: Stu-
dent Council 41 Grow-
ing Pains: Chorus 1.
2. 3: King and Pin
Committee: C la s s
Secretary - Treasurer
'twig '37: Sr. Cla ss
Play C 0 lu In i t t e C:
"Si1enr'e is yolde'ri",
so thinks Melvin.
DoNAi,n 0. GAMm.i:
A mini of unfiririg Irr-
Trlue fmorfli. is ijn. be-
Hill, not seemzom.
Chorus l: Ilancl 2. 3,
K. JANE GAMBLE
.I friemllgf, lively, lif-
hors -nf fimes.
Chorus 1. 2: Prom
Her fore is o sunny
spot in floss.
G. A. A.: Svarlet
Quill Staff: Band 3,
J onN Gfxnms
Out for basketball he
He shot ihem. high.
mid he shot them
Hi-Y: Prom Commit-
tee: Sr. Class Play
Conunittee: ll a s k e t-
hallg Football: Boys'
Her iioire is sweet
mul so is her smile,
He r singing makes
one's life ll' o r t h-
Y-Hi: Y-Hi Cabinet:
Nntionnl Honor S0-
ciety 4: Chorus 1: Sr.
Class Play Commit-
She's the girl with a
Her smile sticks with
us through all the
Growing Pains: ClI0r-
us 1, 2: Prom Com-
mittee: Jr. Class Play
Committee: Sr. Class
A man of few words,
But one of quick
Hi-Y: Chorus 1, 2, 3:
Sr. Class Play Com-
D0 NALD E. GRIBLER
Good in sports, full
A popular lad he'll
ball: Football 2, 3,
4: V Club: Boys' In-
He's with his ear
So ure have seen in
Chorus 1: Sr. Class
VIRGINIA L. GUNN
Good lurk, old pal
with the sparkling
Your friends all frea-
sure you as ll prize.
Chorus l. 2.
ALICE ROSE HISEY
To this one thing we
must all agree
A bright rongenial
girl is she.
G. A. A.: G. A. A.
Cabinet: Y-Hi: Na-
tional Honor Society
3, 4: Class Motto,
Flower, and Color
Committee: Ring and
Pin Committee: Stu-
dent Council 2. 3:
Chorus 1: Excalibur
Pains: Girls' Intra-
Irene, you know, is
o true brunette,
She's o friend we'll
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: EX-
ealibur Staff: Scarlet
Quill Staif: H. M. S.
l'iIIafOre: 4--H Club:
Chorus 1, 3: The
How she does like to
Some day it will be
Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Or-
chestra 4: Girls' In-
trn-Murals 1, 2, 3, 4.
Why has not some
fnir maiden. won
A sense of humor
and auburn hair
A nd ri complexion
ever so fair,
A person. 'upon whom
you can depend,
That's Doris, o very
Chorus 3, 4.
My tongue is given to
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Y-Hi
Cabinet: Girls' Intra-
Murals: Chorus 1:
Prom Queen: The En-
LEONARD J. KIEHL
He heads books and
m a k e s "baskets"
He's just a good sport
t II. r o u g h a n d
Basketball 3. 4: Boys'
H er disposition L9
sunny and fair,
It Ls no lighter than
RICHARD M. KING
Eager to help in all
that is done,
Popular with all and
partial to none.
Staifg National Honor
Society 3. 4: Grow-
ing Pains: Student
Council 2. 3. 4: King
Ko-Ko: Prom Com-
mittee: Chorus 1, 2,
3. 4: Ring and Pin
Committee: C la. s s
President '37, '38g Jr.
Class Play Commit-
tee. Sr. Class Play
I despise a manlthal
has a poor opinmn
VIoI.A F. KING
Is she bored or is she
Cun't she talk or
won 't she try?
Il AIIRIETT KENYON
A niee disposition
and a reddy smile,
Always your friend,
not just onee in
G. A. A.: G. A. A.
Cabinet: Y-Hi: 4-H
Club: National Honor
Society 4: Chorus 1:
Band 1. 2, 3. 42
Band Cabinet: Or-
chestra l, 2, 3, 41
Jdrlc mid his saxa-
lfnn he seen in almost
Chorus 1: Band l. 2.
3. 4: Orchestra 1. 2,
3. 4: Dance Orches-
tra l. 2. 3: Boys'
M my Lomsr:
A blonde Miss with
friendly blue eyes
In this world she's
sure to rise.
Illun delights me not.
IILLLI-:N L. KHEISCHER
Her 'value is 'much
more than we elm
We r'ouIdu't get along
without her 1'e'ry
Y-Hi: Chorus 1. 2.
Lois MARY LAMB
Su modest and retir-
You would srarcely
know she's there.
Chorus 1. 2.
ICl.noN F. LAMBERT
and quiet is he,
A seeond Lineoln he
National Honor S0-
riety ll-1 Scarlet Quill
Staff: V Club: Stu-
mlent Council 3: Grow-
ing Pains: Class Trea-
surer '38: Football:
Frfmees is an nitrart-
Her many boy friends
she keeps in a
G. A. A.: G. A. A.
Cabinet: Y-Hi: Na-
tional Honor Society
4: Excalibur Staff:
Growing Pains: Chor-
us 1, 2: Orchestra 1.
2: Girls' lntra-Mu-
mls: Invitation Com-
Her ways are quiet
G. A. A. 1, 2: Band
1. 2. 3, 4: -L-H Club.
MARC Aiurr Lizlm'
fienerous and kind-
hearted is she,
Alimlys as busy as ll
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Jr.
Class Play Commit-
tee: The Enemy.
OTIS I.ms'r, JR.
Uttegfs fashion mines
from u. book,
If you rlon't believe
us just take a look.
Pains: Band 1, 2: Or-
chestra 1, 2: Boys'
OPAL FERN LEITER
The world delights in
Lewis nowgbut how
Y-Hi: King Ko-Ko:
Chorus 1. 2. 3, 4.
Quite a seientist is
VVhen busy mussiug
he's quite ylad.
Jr. Class Play Com-
mittee: Chorus 1:
Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Or-
chestra 3, 4: Dance
Orchestra 1. 2, 8.
And lltlll' ifs
"Caine on grmg,
Lr't's luke rz ride"
When er' Ilir'k's ford
EVER ETT LONGWELL
A great lllllfll, lie ad-
mits if himself.
Sr. Class Play Com-
JOIIN CALVIN Lucn
He drives rx Plym'
oulh all urmmd
Ami he's ivery seldom
to be found.
In public speaking
she's quite content,
things her mimi is
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Chor-
us 1, 2: Girls' Intra-
HARRY H. MCKEDDIE
Let us ploy while we
Arid get our lessons
some other day.
King Ko-Ko: Chorus
1, 2, 3, 4: Football:
V Club: H. M. S.
As a High School
sheik he Ls knoum
to some, '
Surely luck in love
to him will come.
Hi-Y: King Ko-Ko:
Sr. Class Play Com-
VIRGINIA L. MIHM
As merry os the day
She's small, she's
quick, she's full ol
If smiles were bricks
she'd weigh o. ton.
Y-Hi: Exe alihur
Staff: H. M. S. Pina-
fore: Chorus 1, 2:
HELEN L. MILLER
A smiling carefree
girl is she,
More like her we
would like to be.
G. A. A. 1: Y-Hi 1,
2, 3, 4: Y-Hi Cabinet
1, 2, 3, 4: Sr. Class
Play Committee: Na-
tional Honor Societty
4: Excalibur Sta .
Scarlet Quill Staff:
Student Council 1:
Growing Pains: Prom
Committee: Chorus 1,
2: Class Treasurer
TRI-IVA L. MILLER
full of fun,
She is liked by
Y-Hi: National Hon-
or Society 3, 4: Ex-
calibur Statf: Orches-
tra 2. 3: Chorus 1, 2.
3: Growing P a in s:
Student Council 3. 4:
Scarlet Quill Staif:
IVIARY L. iwlllil-LHEAD
.llnrg is tlir' girl with
In, our Senior Class
SIIYQS sure ri lIl'l'l!l
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Y-
Hi Fabinet 2: Nation'
al llonor Society 4:
Chorus I. 2: Rand
1.3 Girls' lntra-Mu-
Her 'i'irtiws on len
fingers I ffllllf
They fnfnl surh fl
U. A. A.: Y-Hi: Chow
us 1. 4: Girls' Intra-
llo Y Am
Nilwnr-i', H'llPll nufhing
nrferls fo iw said,
Is ilu' z'loq1lvnf'f' of
Hlllfl' is rifrg lmnrl-
suinc as gon ran
.llurw Iirrndsmnw fliun
uwfll erm' Iw.
Exo alih ur Staff:
l'horus l. 2. il. l-Z
S1-arlvt Quill Staff:
Class Molto. Flower,
anrl Color Cllllllllli-
Kev: Boys' Intra-Mir
Hllllf'Sf and pnfiffnf,
loyal unrl frnv,
Slufs surely Il girl uw'
run will irue hlnv.
YAlli: Y-lli Cahinei
1: National Honor
So:-ic-Ty L: GI'0VVlllQZ
ll a i n s . Kxralibur
Niall: Chorus l. 21
FAY LICROY PALMER
ll'l1r'n rrngmu' looks
at me Ilwg see
Tliuf I'm just flle fel-
lnn' I nvrnf fo lie.
Basketball I Foothallg
.-Ill his fimc in sleep
Wliilrf nzwr his books
his lwuri is hfni.
Jr. Class Play Com-
KENT W. PRICE
.l lifflr' nonsense now
Is relished by fhe lwsf
llaml 1: Marsh Social
f'Ulllllliit0f'l M :L r s ll
ROBERT C. MYERS
Tlwrq is no fairer nm-
lnliun flznn fo excel
An ru'f1'ess is fhis
In Cunnnerrial work
HM' brain does whirl.
U. A. A.: Y-Hi: Y-Hi
Cabinet: Prom Com-
mittee. G row i ngg
Pains: E X ca lib u r
Staff: Svarlet Quill
Statfq C l a s s Motto.
Flower. and Color
Committee: G i r l s '
Intra-Mural: The En-
Tlw 1l'flfl! to tell her
fl'U7ll1 hm' i11'i11---
You IIPUPT' see Betty
1'1111 1iro11n1I urith
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Ex-
calibur Staff: .Iunior
Class Play Commit-
tee: 4-H Club: Girls'
PAUL L. REPLOCLE
His heart is -in hix
His insk he'II never
Bi:'r1'Y Pifrm A N
HMI!! Pnl. is 11111
S1111 has pleufy of
111111, vigor mul vim.
G, A. A.3 Y-Hi: Ex-
calibur Staffg Junior
Class Play Commit-
tee: PH Club: Girls'
Nut t1f11si11g H111 girls
.-lx mom' boys 1111,
This Ind 111'tx like 1111
uughi lu rio.
BICTYIC E. RAEDER
.1 1111711111 rlispusifiml
shz' 1I111fs possexs,
.-I111l 1v Cllffllillfl giggle
1111 must rrnifrlss.
G. A. A.: Y-Ili: Y-Iii
C a b i n et : Excali-
bur Staifg Chorus l.
2: Girls' Intra-Mu-
Do NALD Ruomzs
ffflllfliill of our foul-
We I111I1l him high in
l"x1'nlibur Staff: Scar-
let Quill Staff: King
and Pin Cnnunitteel
lf'ootball: Boys' Intra-
Council I-1 V Club!
'W 71. A
is f i
lli11.i:N Lolusn R111-:D
ffI'llfIl"IH'SS, Irufh mid
lx rvnrl liiSfi7ll'fI!l in
J' u n i or Class Play
Cmninittee-: 4-H Club.
Snlzer, guy ns fhe 1112-
1'11sio1'1 1111111 hp,
Shrfs 11112 kind you
Chorus 1. 2. ll
Band 1. 2. il. 11-.
H fl 111111-g11-I lII'kfIl
fair llilfi five,
Nuihiiig flwrf' is ilmf
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Y-Hi
Cabinet: 4-H Club:
Growing Pains: Girls'
intra - Murals: 'I' h e
This yirl needs 'no
Hwr 111-fimis s p 11 ri lc
I1i111i111' 1111111 words.
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Y-Hi
Cabinet: King Ko-
Koz Chorus l. 2, 3, -i-3
J ll n in r Class Play
Committee: S c n i 0 r
Class Play Commit-
tee: Girls' Intra-Mu-
Donrun L. ROOF
Quiet and unobstru-
sire, hut she gets
there just the some.
Chorus I. 2: .lunior
Class Play Commit-
.YPl'!'l' mud ut anyone,
.liuvrys having gohs
Encllunted Isle: 4-H
Cluh: Girls' lntrn-Mu,
rnls: Chorus 3. 4.
CHRISTINA E. Ross
Christimz is n pretty
And for Une girl we
run say the same.
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Y-Hi
Cabinet: Girls' Intra-
Muruls: 4-H Club:
Chorus 1. 2: llanfl 3.
Hou' Iurly-like n 71 ri
eulm she uluviys
Chorus 2. 3. 4.
I never trouble trou-
ble till trouble trou-
llnnd 4: Boys' Intra-
Esrnizn L. SHAFFEH
In rimeert halls her
rniee she'Il raise,
H I ri fi I ill then wP'II
sing for praise.
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Y-Hi
Cabinet: H. M. S.
Honor Society: Ex-
:-nlihur Staff: Scarlet
Quill Stzllfz King K0-
Ko: Student Council
1: Chorus 1, 2, 3. 4:
Senior Class Play
In athletics shi-'s n
lVe hope in -other
things she imll go
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: En-
chanted lsle: Chorus
1. 2: 4-H Club: Girls'
This Senior girl is
quiet and shy,
Yoifri never kn our
she's in Van VVert
Chorus Il. L
Annum' M. SAAM
She laughs, she
f r 011:11 s, there's
nothing iu it,
elmnge most ei-ery
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: King
Ko-Ko: 1-ll Club:
Chorus 1, 2. 4:
Roniznr E. SIIAFFICR
O l'Vork.' You hnre
no charm for me,
I only rure 'with girls
Band 1, 2. 3, 1: Stu-
dent Council 2: Class
Vice President 'Mir
Senior Class Play
Orc-llostru 1. 2. 3: Or-
cliestrn 3: Boys' ln-
His ways are quiet
H. M. S. I'in'afore:
Chorus 1, 2. 3: Bas-
ketball: Boys' Intra-
Roni Lois SPAYD
Sincere in purpose,
Faithful to each duly.
As the part of the
-In the Junior Class
Hr' 'mode his debut,
Some Ind u:e'Il say.
Pains: Class Motto.
Flower. and C 0 l o r
Committee: Boys' In-
tra-Murals l. 4: Sen-
ior Class Play Com-
mittee: Basketball 3.
Football 3, 4.
Eleanor is one of the
W h o s e hair always
lays in natural
G. A. A.: Y-Hi.
Q .'. iff!!
Rlzru L. Su-:sl-:L
A kindly spirit-
A friendly manner.
.Ile thinks sometimes
I how' no more wit
than an orrlinary
li. A, A.: Y-Hi: En-
clmntefl Isle: King
Ko-Ko: Chorus 1. 2. 4.
Mmnnsn Mmm. STEVENS
STISPHI-LNSON 6 D
HP ro ulbri hold his
Fair hair and fl smile l'mll"e m Sflfell
that Counts. I"7'9'm9eS-
Y-Hi: Chorus 1, 2.
Football 2. 3. 4.
I may look like a
Bur give me rm foot-
lmll and I'll show
you if I mn.
Hi-Y: Scarlet Quill
l':1insg Chorus 1, 2. 3.
4: Prom Committee:
Football. Boys' Intra-
Murnls: The Enemy.
He says little but
Hi-Yg Football 2, 3.
13 Boys' Intra-Murals
2. 3, 4. '5
1 f ix!
it . Fil
A, 4 l
l ., TCE
lf' L 43
I bl '
5' A 'llll' ,
l : I W.
,- . 9"
.slillsu-orII:'s time is
spent in skirting!
Thui'x zrhy we very
.wlflum see him flai-
Boys' Intrn-Murals l.
2. 3. -l-.
ll.-tltltll4I'I' E. S'rRn'i:
Shu' 4-nn stiff-ll and
SIl'!'t'1J mul hrrke.
If1'hui u lltlllSFll'lfP she
tl. A. A.1l-H1.
PA: ii. STRIPE
.fl jolly - youd -fellow
with mmiy II pun
.Ilwuys on hand when
thercfs any frm.
Staff: Sr. Class Play
A boy that shows,
when put to ri test,
Thnf he's equal and
nbore the rest.
Football 2. 3. 42 V
Bright blue eyes and
Wh e 1' e 'er there's
Meri Peg's right
King Ko-Ko: Chorus
Your r-Imery smile,
that 'IHIIICUS you 01111,
I-Ins f'l1z'1'1'erl us rlll,
in every Hwy.
h. A. A.: Y-Ill: Jr.
Class Play Commit-
tee: Sr. Class Play
Com m ittee. '
RUBl'1ltT EARL Toon
Robert Tnrlri is this
llffs not only smart,
he'x 'rery sane.
Nzntioul Honor So-
ciety: li X C :I l i b ll r
Stuff: Url'0WlIlLI Pains:
Chorus l, 2: Scarlet
Quill Stuff: I' r om
Committee: The En-
emy: Boys' Intra-Mu-
.lien of few morals are
the best men.
Bnnzl 1. 2. 3: Senior
Class Play Commit-
tee: Invitation Com-
Here's to this girl
with heart and
Who makes the bub-
ble of life worth-
G. A. A.: Y-Hi:
S en i 0 r Class Play
Honor Society: Prom
P a i n s : Excalibur
Staff: Girls' Intra-
" ' suv xx
xc xv' V
Vick was an emi on
the football team
About which we like
S e n i o r Class Play
Committee : Football g
V Club: Boys' Intra-
For men may come
and 'men may go
Hut I go on forever.
With the answer nl-
Shes srholnr true and
Y-Hi: Chorus 3. 1: 1-
1' I I
A hnppll disposition
she' does possess
.flnrl I1 l'fIfl'Ilfl7lg giggle
we must confess.
Y-Hi: Girls' Intra-
"Rum" With rt smiling coun
tenanre he greets
G. A. A.: Y-Hi: Clmr- W 'IH-
ns 1. 2: Volley-ball.
fn- ' 1"
When there's women
in the case
All other things give
JUAN KAY WOLFI:
Jo is really a, talented
Her voice just can't
Y-Hi: Y-Hi Cabinet:
Growing Pains: Sen-
ior Class Play Com-
mittee: Chorus 1, 2,
3, 4: H. M. S. Pina-
foreg King KoKo.
PRINCESS M. WOODS
She talks and types
with all her might,
In the business world
sh.e'Il do all right.
G. A. A.g Y-Hi.
Pmil's mind is like a
great huge book
That holds the key to
ri brilliant future.
Hi-Y: Hi-Y Cabinetg
National Honor S0-
ciety 3, 45 Excalibur
Stuifz Student Coun-
cil 1, 4-1 V Club:
Growing Pains: Boys'
Class Play Comrnit-
FREDIA M. YOUNG
A ready smile for all
G. A. A.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as tt was
Cgnrhnn 4 gler
Born September 19 1920
Dled October 10 1936
And the spirit shall return to the God who gave it
The Excalibur 35
Last Will and Testament
We, the Senior Class of 1939, being of ul-
tra-sound body and mind, do hereby bequeath
the following individual traits, abilities and
characteristics to our followers:
To the Van Wert High School, we leave
the honor of graduating a perfect class.
To Mr. Gallapoo, our able class adviser,
we leave a box of Dr. Killmore's aspirin to re-
lieve the many headaches caused by advising
said perfect class.
To the underclassmen . . .
I, Joe Agler, do hereby will my p0p-gut to
I, Yvonne Baird, do hereby will my lovely
soprano voice to Betsy Ross. Clf she needs
I, Vernon Beck, do hereby will my roller-
skating ability to Junior Thomas.
I, Eileen Becker, do hereby will one of my
nicknames fCharliel to Joan Putman.
I, Imogene Beemer, do hereby will my in-
somnia, which was willed to me, to Margaret
I, Dorotha Bechtol, do hereby will my crav-
ing for airplanes to any high-minded person
such as myself.
I, Alice Bigham. do hereby will my short-
ness to Dora Lea Holland. I
I, Clifford Black, do hereby will my curly
hair to Mr. Livingston who is so bald.
I, Donald Bollenbacher, do hereby will my
English book to anyone who will read it.
I, Robert Bowden, do hereby will my abil-
ity to get along without sleep to anyone the
I. Katherine Brake, do hereby will my
ability to lose my pencils to Junior Brake.
I, Mabel Bresler, do hereby will my lack
of enthusiasm for gym tn Martha Gorrell.
I. Clifford Brooks, do hereby will my locker
full of junk to Slim and the Freshmen.
I, Billy Brown, do hereby will my extra
credits to my brother Jack.
I. Mary Louise Brown. do hereby will my
ability to get along with Mr. Spitler fwithout
shoutingl to Alice Carey.
I, Betty Carsten, do hereby will my extra
six pounds to Jeanne McMillen.
I, Aliceann Chidester, do hereby will my
schoolbooks to any under-classman who will
I, Dorothy Jean Clark, do hereby will my
willingness to will my will to any willing one
who is willing to have the will I will.
I, Richard Coifelt, do hereby will my loye
of music and ambition to be connected with
that field in some way or another, to Bill
I, Wayne Compton, do hereby will my big
feet to James Fox.
I, ,Ioan Coupland, do hereby will my new
shoes which are too tight, to Babs Yager in
the hope that she can stretch them.
I, Patty Craft, do hereby will my avoirclu-
pois to Jeanette Inwood.
I, Gordon Craig, do hereby will my ability
to get to school in three minutes to Betty
I, Jeanette Crippen, do hereby will my nerve
in Public Speaking to Louise Wistner.
I, Glen Custer, do hereby will my pleasant
smile to Ann Danford.
I, Walter Daniel Jr., do hereby will my
ability to cook to Tom Showalter.
I, Donna Davidson, do hereby will my abil-
ity to play clarinet to Bob Yarger.
I, Murray DeMoss, do hereby will my curly
hair to Jack Hyre.
I, Harlan Dickson, can't will anything be-
cause I didn't turn in a will.
I, Gerald Doner, do hereby will my in-
ability to get along with Joan Coupland to
any other fellow in a similar fix.
I, Martha Dull, do hereby will my blonde
curly hair to Coach Campbell.
I, Donald Dunifon, do hereby will my driv-
ing ability fif anyl to Gene Francis.
I, Dorothea Eckenstein, do hereby will my
ability to get along with Coach Campbell to
my sister, Kaye Eckenstein.
I, Amy Belle Emans, do hereby will my
ability to do bookkeeping to Betty Murray.
I, Junior Fackler, do hereby will my ability
to not get hit more than once in boxing to the
next sucker who can't find a good excuse
for getting out of gym.
I, Bonita Fawcett, do hereby will my ability
to blush to Marjorie Black.
I, Robert Ferris, do hereby will my ability
to saw the dog-house QString Bassl to any
poor sucker with a strong arm and a weak
I, James Fleming, do hereby will my ability
to always have my assignments to Bob Ander-
I, Jack Fox, do hereby will my ability to
miss shots in basketball to Bob Anderson.
I. Margaret Fox, do hereby will my name
of "Short Stuff" to Margaret Stevens.
I. Melvin Friemoth, do hereby will my
ability to get along with a certain Marsh
teacher, who chews tobacco, to Jack Marsh.
I, Louise Fronefield. do hereby will my col-
lection of sour notes in band to Jayne Jones.
I, John Gaddis, do hereby will my seat on
the bench either in football or basketball to
anybody who wants it.
I, Marguerite Gaddis, do hereby will my
ability to get sick and stay home when the
Biology 'class dissects iishworms to any Biology
student next year.
I, Ernestine Gallapoo, do hereby will my
swinging gait to Dorothy Germann.
I. Donald Gamble, do hereby will my
ability to know that any Chrysler product
will show up Mr. Bowen's Ford to Mr. Bowen.
I, Jane Gamble, do hereby will the nick-
name of "Sweatuea" to Coach Ross.
I. Madalyn Gamble, do hereby will my
ability to sing to Mlle. Gauvey.
I, Betty Graham, do hereby will my twink-
ling toes to Mr. Bowen.
I, Donald Gribler, do hereby will my harem,
that was willed to me, to Tom Showalter.
X FA - t .1
r" -, Q
I, Virginia Gunn, do hereby will my giggles
to Mr. Bollenbacher.
I, Irene Hale, do hereby will my natural
rosy cheeks to Nell Rose Rucklos.
I, Charles Hall, do hereby will my ability
to skip school to Joe Routt.
I, Robert Hammond, do hereby will my two
good knees and curly hair to Jack Hyre.
I, Harold Hipsley, do hereby will my blonde
wavy hair to Mr. Mason.
I, Alice Rose Hisey, do hereby will my
nickname "Pudgy" Qgiven to me by Mr. Bol-
lenbacheri , to my sister, Katy.
I, Ruby Holland, do hereby will my ability
to blush to Margaret Imler,
I, Doris Imler, do hereby will my apprecia-
tion for 8:40 assemblies to Dora Lea Holland.
I, Eleanor Ingledue, do hereby will my
ability to be escorted to home room to an-
l, Wanda Johnson, do hereby will my silli-
ness to Lucile Williams.
I, Kenneth Kear, do hereby will my height
to Bob McCollum.
l, William Kennedy, do hereby will my
beard to David McCandlish.
I, Harriett Kenyon, do hereby will my tall
stature to my short sister, Barbara.
I, Mary Louise Kesler, do hereby will my
ability to chew gum unmolested to Bill Miller.
I, Leonard Kiehl, do hereby will my ability
to play on the Reserves to Bob Mager.
I, Richard King, do hereby will my speed
in typing to C. S. Spitler.
I, Viola King, do hereby will my cold to
Betty ,lane Severns.
I, Jack Klendworth, do hereby will my
beautiful, black, curly, and uncombable tresses
to "Tub" Kuckein.
I, Marguerite Klewer, do hereby will my
ability to chew gum without being caught to
I, Helen Kreischer, do hereby will my dark
hair to Bernice Bell.
I, Lois Lamb, do hereby will my timidness
to Patty Steinmetz.
I, Eldon Franklin Lambert, do hereby will
my telescopic eye and Atlas phsique to "Bat-
tom and Blinkom" Baker.
I, Frances Landis, do hereby will my warts
on my eye to my sister, Grace Landis.
I, Alycia Lee, do hereby will my ability to
keep my locker neat to the on-coming Freshies.
I, Margaret Alice Leidy, do hereby will my
ability to work all summer at the swimming
pool to anybody who wants it.
I, Otis Leist Jr., do hereby will my title,
"Campus Beau Brummel" to Bob Stetler.
I, Opal Leiter, do hereby will my love of
Van Wert High School to Fred Leiter.
I, Virginia Lewis, do hereby will my auburn
locks and blue eyes to June Cipe. ' .
I, Julian Lindsay, do hereby will my ability
as a cornet player to Wendell Burnett. He
needs it. A
I, Richard Harold Lininger, do hereby will'
my first and second names and my car "Dipsy
Doodle" to anyone with a job and sucker en-' '
ough to spend all his money on a Model' T. '
I Everett Lon well do hereb will m"'2
, E , Y 2'
ability to get along with Miss Armstrong to
anyone that wants it. 1 A'
I, John Luce, do hereby will my ability in
Mechanics to Gordon Thomas.
I, Catherine McCleary, do hereby will my
extreme bashfulness to anyone in the same
I, Robert McCoy, do hereby will my bash-
fulness to Quentin Reed.
I, Harry McKeddie, do hereby will my abil-
ity to be seen in Mr. Shaffer's oilice iwilled
to me by Katy Marshi to Jack Hyre.
I, Robert Manship, do hereby will my rub-
ber tire waist-line to Tubby Kuckein.
I, Virginia Mihm, do hereby will my love
for Defiance to Helen Felger.
I, Barbara Miller, do hereby will my freckles
Eevery one of themi to my kid sister, Martha
I, Helen Miller, do hereby will my kid bro-
ltlher, Bill, to anyone who can put up with
I, Treva Miller, do hereby will my love for
Chicago to any other long distance lover.
I, Mary Louise Morehead, do hereby will
the memory of 100 per cent in a French test
to Mlle. Gauvey, who may need it.
I, Donald Muntzinger, do hereby will my
softball pitching ability to Bob Mager.
I, Janet Murphy, do hereby will my absence
during the school year to Earl Shaffer.
I, Kenneth Myers, do hereby will my ability
to cook to Dick Counsellor.
I, Robert Myers, do hereby will my ability
to be quiet when asked a question to Bob
I, Ruth Oliver, do hereby will my "public"
to ,lean Roggenkemper.
I, Robert Owens, do hereby will my job
as Editor of the Scarlet Quill to Carl Lower.
I, Fay Palmer, do hereby will my ability to
get along with Coach Ross to David McCand-
I, Kent Price, do hereby will my ability to
sleep to Dick Counsellor.
I, Phyllis Pond, do hereby will my ability
to keep my mouth shut. to anyone who can.
We, Betty and Becky Putman, do hereby
will our unlikeness to the DeKeyser twins.
I, Betye Raeder, do hereby will my ability
to heckle Bob .Owens in Civics Class to Anna
I, Helen Reed, do hereby will my ability
to not get my typing in on time to my sister
Virginia when she takes Typing 2.
I, LeVina Reichard, do hereby will my "gift
of gab" to Bonnie Hale.
I, Paul Replogle, do hereby will my ability
to sleep during class period to Schuyler
I, Arnet Resor, do hereby will my days of
skippedqschonl to Karl, Siders.
I, Donald'Rhodes,,do hereby will my lost
raior to ,Iacoh .lack'Hyre.
1,,,Lu,gy-Rtbjnsmvjdo hereby will my ability
mths-,time.keeper'3p' all my classes to anyone
who ,is so unfortunate as to ,sit near anyone
who 'hasift a watch.
I,-,Roseann Roggenkernperhdo hereby will
my"oHices of Treasurer of the-,Y-Hi Club to
my sister, Jean-. a -. . 1
I, Dorthe Rpop, Qdo herebyqwill my bashful-
ness in classrooms, to Norma Hillery.
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I, Christina Ross, do hereby will my ability
as chairman of the Serving Committee of the
Y-Hi Club to my sister Betty.
I, Clarence Royce, do hereby will my cornet
to Wendy Burnett.
I, Alice Mae Runnion, do hereby will my
gym shoes and strings to Mildred Bebout.
I, Audrey Saam, do hereby will my ability
to fix my own hair to my sister Emmie Marie.
I, Grace Erma Schnepp, do hereby will my
old gym suit fwhat's left of it! to ,Ioan
I, Kathleen Scott, do hereby will my old
eversharp pencil to ,lean Blake.
I, Esther Leota Shaffer, do hereby will my
home room seat beside the answer to every
maiden's prayer to Martha Lou Morgan.
I, Marjorie Shaffer, do hereby will my
spectacles to Margaret Dunifon.
I, Robert Shaffer, do hereby will my bull-
headedness and stubborness to myself because
I don't want to part with it.
I, Theo Sharp, do hereby will my seat on
the bench in basketball to anyone who will
I, Morris Shreck, do hereby will my French
ability to anyone, only please take it.
I, Ruth Siegel, do hereby will my one dim-
ple to Virginia Reed.
I, Eythel May Smith, do hereby will un-
usal ability to hold on to one fellow to my
sister. Marjorie Smith.
I. William Snyder, do hereby will my blonde
curly hair to Thomas Grindle.
I, Ruth Lois Spayd, do hereby will my abil-
ity to scream to Ruth Young.
I, Eleanor Steinmetz, do hereby will my
slimness and shortness to my sister Pat.
I, Mildred Stephenson, do hereby will my
abilitv to hold my silence to Irene Conwell.
I, Merl Stevens. do hereby will my curly
hair to Andy Stegmier.
I, William Stewart, do hereby will my abil-
ity not to skip school to Nathan Bailey.
I, .Iohn Stittsworth, do hereby will my abil-
ity to get up every morning and mv skates to
my brother Larry so he can be 100 per cent
in attendance next year.
I, Harriett Stripe, do hereby will my ability
to keep my mouth shut to my brother, Dale.
I, Paul Stripe, do hereby will the hole in
the heel of my left sock to Bill. Good.
I, Nolen Stuckey, do hereby will my modesty
and speed to Jack Tester. CI hope you use
them as well as I did.l
I, William Stuckey, do hereby will my abil-
ity to play left tackle to Thomas Showalter.
I, Leroy Terry, do hereby will my curly
hair to Bill Maxson.
I, Marguerite Thatcher, do hereby will my
ability to chew gum in class to .Ioan Conley.
I, .lean Thomson, do hereby will my f?J
ability to get through high school to anyone who
I, Robert Todd, do hereby will my National
Honor Society pin to any member of the In-
ternational Dishonor Society.
I, Louis Unterbrink, do hereby will my
thin figure to Ben Beemer.
I, Margaret Updegrove, do hereby will my
gym socks to Martha Baer.
I, Frank Vikupitz, do hereby will my abil-
ity to play "My Reverie" on a trumpet to
"Hot Lips" Baker.
I, Eloise Waltz, do hereby will my ability
to get chased out of the halls to Virginia
I, .lane Webster, do hereby will my ability
to get by talking all the time in classes to
my sister, Helene Webster.
I, Doris Wherry, do hereby will my ability
to be a jitterbug to Jayne Jones.
I, Rosella Williams, do hereby will my short-
ness and thinness to Madalyn Evans.
I, Don Wills, do hereby will my hangovers
of the night before to Maurice Williman.
I. Richard Wagonrod, do hereby will my
ability to steer clear of girls to Bill Wagonrod.
I, .Ioan Wolfe, do hereby will my "Barges"
size f?l anyway they're big, to Jayne Jones.
I, Princess Woods, do hereby will mv abil-
ity to stay home nights to Marcile Zeigler.
I, Paul Yager. do hereby will my tiny No.
12's to David McCandlish.
I, Fredia Young, do hereby will my ability
to graduate to Ruth Young.
Vote for not more than one for each question.
I. Best looking Senior girl--Dorothy Jean Clark.
2. Best looking Senior boy-Don Rhodes.
3. Best dressed Senior girl-Betty Carsten.
4. Best dressed Senior boy-Otis Leist, .Ir.
5. Hardest working Senior girl-Treva Miller.
6. Hardest working Senior boy-Paul Yager.
7. Most popular Senior girl-Dorothy Jean Clark.
. Most popular Senior boy-Don Rhodes.
. Senior girl most likely to succeed-Treva Miller.
. Senior boy most likely to succeed-Paul Yager.
. Senior girl most likely to be wed first-Bonieta Fawcett.
. Senior boy most likely to wed first-Walter Daniels, Jr.
. Most friendly Senior girl-Alice Rose Hisey.
. Senior girl who is the biggest sheba-Phyllis Pond.
. Senior boy who is the biggest sheikf0tis Leist, Jr.
. Senior girl who is the best athlete-.Ioan Coupland.
. Senior boy who is the best athlete-Bill Kennedy.
. Girl who is most likely to get rich first-Helen Miller.
14. Most friendly Senior boy-Bill Stuckey.
. Boy who is most likely to get rich first-Paul Yager.
21. Senior girl with the best figure-Helen Miller.
22. Senior boy with the best physique-Frank Vikupitz.
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Next Years Team
In our scant reminiscence of the past we note a jumbled mass of people. From
the murmuring group we see approaching the director and his assistants. They prove
to be President Maynard Jerome, Vice-President Raymond Yuercher, Secretary David
Allen, and Treasurer Jeanne Longwell. The director was on the varsity basketball
squad his freshman year.
The mass fades away and a distinct formation of a talented group comes forward
their sophomore year. Once again history repeats itself. The class is headed by
Maynard Jerome. This time his assistants are: Vice-President, Tom Grindleg Secre-
tary, Mary Polingg and Treasurer, Wilma DeWeese. Via basketball and football
Maynard Jerome and Tom Showalter captured varsity letters.
Special formations begin to take shape as the Junior year passes. Again Di-
rector Jerome takes command, followed by: Vice-President, Robert Crosbyg Secre-
tary, Mary Polingg and Treasurer, Jack Denig. Five members of our band distin-
guished themselves as majors by gaining positions in The National Honou Society.
They are Maynard Jerome, Julia Jones, Robert Milligan, Ruth Presler and Mary
Margaret Shaffer. Solo's for this year's contest were played by student council mem-
bers, Robert Crosby, Stanley Coifelt, Maynard Jerome, Robert Milligan, Mary Shaffer,
Jack Tester and Mary Poling. Accurate and ready steps were marked by members
of the football squad, namely, Stanley Coffelt, Robert Lindeman, Tom Showalter,
and Jack Tester, who were letter men. Stepping high and keeping in pace were Ben
Beemer, Maynard Jerome,-Robert Pfium and Jack Tester, basketball letter men. The
fairer sex was represented in this activity by Martha Morgan, Ruth Presler, Betty
Urton and Mary Poling, all stars. i
Acting well their parts in the chosen production "Anybodyls Came" were Mar-
cile Zeigler and Arthur Kuckein, supported by Robert Allen, Betty Bennett, Jack
Denig, Lloyd Grillis, John Hardin, Chalice Jerome, Julia Jones, Robert Keysor, Robert
Mager, Martha Morgan, Joan Olberding, Ruth Presler, Robert Stetler, McGuire
Weaver and Mary Poling.
These live wires were also active in the operetta, G. A. A., Band, Y-Hi, and
Hi-Y. We will close our annual session with the glorious Promg but judging from
past records we know full well that bigger and better things will be given our Alma
Mater by this class.
Mary Poling, "4f0"
40 The Excalibur
3rd How: Carl Siders. lxIZ1llI'iCl' Williman, ,lolm Walls, Ben Beetner, Charles Baker, Howard
Prill, Rieltard Timlall, i.iiWl'f'Ill'6' Stittswortlt, Bolm Sllell, Gordon Tlmomas, Harold Hunnion. .lack
Raecler, and Rolmert ClliiIllll0I'S.
2nd How: Carl Lower. David Allen, Clarence Anderson, Robert Keyser, Leo llainea lawrence
Tindall, Warrr-n Sirnmons, William Allen. Marvin johnson, Ellen Boyden, Helen Folger.. and Betty
lst How: Gloria King. Margaret Uipe, Betty Craig. Valrea Winters. Mary Stratton, llonivievt-
llc-lvout, lxdilflllil Baer, Killllt'l'lll0 Eclxetlstein, Jeanne l,ongwell, Marjorie Sllarp, Cuynetli Davis,
and llt-len Yvootlrufl.
3rd Row: Tiblllllly Showalter, Robert Germann, Thomas Crindle, Wendell Burnett, Arthur
Kuvkein. Howard Wise, Bolm Milligan, Harold Prill. Robert Scott, Doyt Stegmeir. Andy Anderson.
and Rollert Stetler.
2nd How: Robert Pflum, ,lack Tester, Robert Mager. Joe Routt, Lloyd Griflis, Don Wilson.
Victoria Unterlmring. Jeanne Heaton, Dorothy Starkey, Phoebe McCandlish. Alice Schaadt, and
lst Row: Martha Morgan, ,loan Olbercling, Erma jean Blake, Donna Mae Carsten, Irene
Conwell. Jeanne McMillen, Anne Danford, Julia Jones. Betty Bennett, Mary Poling, Betty Ann
Kiggins. and Marcile Zeigler.
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3rd Row: ,lack Denig, Stanley Galloway. Kr-ith Millleiin. Adelliert lfox. Chalice Jerome.
Nlvllriirf- Weaver. llicliard King, McClelland Leiter. Robert Dash:-r. ,Iolin Hardin. Robert Yarger,
2nd How: Clrarlvs Woodruff. Norman Kt'1'lSCll9l', Dale 'IR-rry. Ric-hard Conley. Cerald Boi-off.
Edgar Galloway. Betty Parks. Catln-rine Potter. Lena Lippi. Marie Linton. Hr-tty Worthington,
lst Row: Lois Stuvk, Rosemary Riegc-I. llatlrerinm- Stripe, l,aY:-ra Young. Betty 'l'ruax. Ruth
Young. Virginia Cninn. Patrivia Steinnietz, Eileen Zotz. Margaret Willrrllglilmy. Betsy Ross. Wilma
3rd liow: lidward King. Maynard Jerome. lrloyd Kllodenliaugll. Edward lNlt'C2-llltllltlll. ,lack
illHl'Fll. Robert Allen, Dale Crawford. William lltrnuwitvkliorrse. Forest Vernon. Richard Clifton.
Stanley Coffelt. Dale Barnes.
2nd How: Max Kt'llgll, Clifford Keilil, Everett Surnnifrrsett, ll:-rlwert Boroff. Mary Slattery,
Janet. Halverson, Mary Evelyn Carter. Thelma Elzy, Betty Urton. Bernice- llall. Marjorie Kreisclier,
lst Row: Holtfrrt Crosby. Dorothy Edsall. Nell Rose- Rucklos, Mary Margaret Shaffer, Alberta
Salsburey. Louise Wistner. Betty Lou Lininger, ,launita Waltf-r's. Ruth Pressler, Doris Jordan.
Jeanette Sinn, John Barga.
42 The Excalibur
Two Down ana' Two to Go j
Last year the class of H4-li' entered Van Wert High School as all Freshmen enter,
meek, timid, and afraid that those terrible Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors were
just waiting for them to stumble on the steps or get in the wrong room so they could
remind them they were Freshmen. But we got through all right with such' capable
leaders as Junior Kear, President, Donald Uhl, Vice-President, Bill Maxon, Secre-
tary, and Junior Zinsmaster, Treasurer.
This year we started out strong and feeling very sure of ourselves. We were
still underclassmen but that didnit make much difference to us because we were Sopho-
mores and that was a great deal more than Freshmen.
Did you ever stop to analyze the word "Sophomore',? Well, if you haven't it is
derived from the Greek word "sophos" meaning wise and "moros', meaning fool.
Now if you put those two words together you have Hwise fool." I donit know abouit
the fool part, but we thought we were pretty wise and so we started out to make our
class the greatest Sophomore class in the history of Van Wert High School.
We got started off on the right foot by electing as our class oliicers Junior Kear,
President, Junior Gribler, Vice-President, Vernon Hoverman, Secretary, and Junior
Zinsmaster, Treasurer. Our representatives to the Student Council were Catherine
Hisey, who was chosen to be Secretary of it, Bill Wilke, Betty Ross, Junior Kear, Bob
Runnion, and Junior Gribler.
The boys who carried the Sophomore colors on the football field were Otis Coon,
Jack Davis, Bill Good, Charles Henry, Vernon Hoverman, Jack Hire, Gene Longs-
worth, Bob Runnion, Alva Salisbury, Quentine Reed, and Warren Simmons. We also
had our capable representatives on the basketball squad such as Bill Good, Otis Coon,
and Donald Scott.
Along the music line we had Mildred Bebout as one of the bandis able drum
majors. Many of our class played in the band or orchestra among whom was Bill
Wilke who went to the district music contest and from there to the state contest.
Miriam Gillespie, one of our outstanding Sophomores, went to the finals in the
state Prince of Peace contest.
We had three of our classmen out of the four as cheer leaders who did a very
fine job of leading cheers at football and basketball games, and pep meetings. They
were Grace Landis, Marjorie Black, and Neil Geary.
In the boys' intra-mural basketball our A team did not have a winning team, but
they made it up in fight and spirit. If you are looking for a winning team you+ don't
have to look farther than our B team who lost only two games the whole season and
took first place in the B league which is a very good record for a Sophomore team.
In the girls' intra-mural basketball our team lost three games but came through nobly
by taking second place-next only to the strong Senior team who has been champion
for three years.
In the foul shooting contest, the highest place attained by any Sophomore was
fifth. The honors go to Dick Stump for doing so well for the Sophomore class.
One reason why I think the Sophomore class got along so well in their sports
and other activities is because "ye ole study halli' was our home room. We were in
there where we were together and we knew practically everyone of our classmates,
while the other classes were broken up in different home rooms and a person only
knows about half of his classmates.
As a whole I think we have rather enjoyed our Sophomore year, even if we have
sometimes wished that we didnit have to go to school.
The old clock ticks away the minutes, hours, and days, although we have a lot
to look forward to in our Junior and Senior years, we rather hate to see our Sopho-
more year end, but as the old saying goes, "Time and tide wait for no man."
I said when we started this year we were going to try and make our class the
best Sophomore class in the history of Van Wert High School. I don't know if we
have accomplished that or not, but I do know we tried our hardest, and next year,
and the year after next, we'll be in there trying just as hard in hopes that we'll: be
on the top of the heap. Bob Rmmion ,,41m,,
The Excalibur 43
3rd Row: Orville Thomas, William Wise, Lawrence Vaske. George Walls. Dale Long. Edward
Nlifsler. Charles Baxter. Donald Nead. George Week. Bill Maxon, Leo Pollock, Junior Zinsrnasler.
2nd Row: Elmer Fl'lClll0Ill. Richard Stump, Maxine Sherman. ,lenealle Inwood. Dorothy
McCleary. Edith Sharp, ,lanive Mr-rriss. .lean Blanke. Billy Wilkl-, Philip Ackerrnan. Dick jones.
lst Row: Lola Svhaadt. Annahelle MeNew, Bonnie llale. Amy Mae Cranslaff. Marlha Miller.
Margarel Coffman. Rose Mary McCoy, llc-len Myers, Rosahelle Coats. Miriam Mvllonnell. Belly
Shrerk. Virginia Zolz.
3rd Row: Don llhl, Waldo Baker. Jack Davis. James Potter. Otis Coon. Roherl Anderson,
lfxan Newberry. Javk llyre. Bill Good. Bill Harmon, Quentin Heed, Dick Counseller. Vernon
2nd Row: Alva Salsburey. Dick Sleinrnelz, llugh Elder, Forrest Crihler, ,lnne Cipe, Calh-
erine Bowden. Belly Nlcllrf-w. Patty Kennedy. ,lack Brown, Boh Rnnnion, Craydon Lee, Ueroy
Isl Row: Belly Jones, Anna Mae Pond. Katherine Gentry, .Ioyce Downs, Dora Lea Holland.
Belly Gipe, Alice Carey, Martha Craig. Patty Todd, Mildred Behonl, Norma ,lean Deal. ,lane
Jones. Patty Crouse.
44 The Excalibur
3rd Row: Myrl Stetler, Kenneth Murray, Charles Williams, Robert McCollum, James Linser.
Cecil Marcum. Donald Scott, ,lack Beavo, Doyl Taylor, Robert Reichard, Alva Cooper, Gordon
Zntl Row: Dick Kreischer, Deo Haines, Neal Geary, Doris 'l'inclall, jeanfette Kline, Helen
DeBolt. Marjorie Smith, Maxine Gorsuvh. Jean Parks, Paul Klausing, Harry Phillipy. Walter
lst Row: Donna Gamble, Carol Willmert, Virginia I'iSlTllll3t'll, Betty Ross, Mary Louise Sum-
tnersett. Rosalie Warner, Ernestine Lake, Anna Margaret Cook, Armiliue Click, Clara Mc'Clure,
Donna Beck. Margaret Stevens.
3rd Row: Gene Longsworth, Roger Leatherman, Bill Miller, Pat Shrider, Carl Winters, Glenn
Dustman, Richard Siders, Eugene Conwell, Delmore Clouse, Doyl Rogers, Fred Witten, Miles
2nd Row: Grace Landis, Barbara llunt, James Fox. Junior Kear. Leonard Klewer, Donald
Kreisvllcr, Dale Stripe, Charles Henry, Margaret lmler. Barbara Yagrer, Evelyn English, Anna
lst Row: Robert McCullom. Dorothy Uhl, ,Ioan Dixon, Emma Marie Saam, Luella Walls,
Marjorie Severns, Miriam Gillespie, Helen Brown, Geraldine Woods, Catherine Hisey, Marjorie
Acheson, Robert Bell.
The Excalibur 45
When the school year started a brand new, somewhat timid, but nevertheless
ambitious freshman class arrived. This was the Class of 194-2. Although in the be-
ginning we were green ffreshman classes usually arel by now most of the greenness
has worn off. Throughout the year we have tried to support and enter into the school's
Early in the school year our class held its first election. The class officers we
elected are among the best to be found. They are: President, David McCandishg
Vice-President, Dawes Holmesg Secretary, Dean Millerg and Treasurer, Dick Morgan.
A few days later we elected ,loan Eggerss, James Lamy, Clark Pollock, and Frank
Carothers as the representatives of the Freshman Class in the Student Council.
Throughout the year they have ably represented us in that body.
Our class is proud of the following boys who were members of the 1938 football
squad: Charles Albright, Nathan Bailey, John Coon, and Bill Tindall. Nathan Bailey
was also a member of the reserve basketball squad. We expect to have some varsity
players from this group in a year or two.
The freshman boys had an A and a B team in intra-mural basketball. The A
team began improving in the last round and won three out of their last four games.
We hope to see big things from both teams next year.
The freshman girls also had both A and B teams in intra-mural basketball. It is
the B team of which we are especially proud. They finished the season with a record
of five wins and but two defeats. Keep it up, girls.
Basketball was not the only sport in which members of our class took part.
Many freshman boys played touch football, and softball, while freshman girls par-
ticipated in soccor, volleyball, and indoor baseball.
Y-Hi Girl Reserves and G. A. A. are supported by many freshman girls.
The two from our class who wrote outstanding compositions in the American
Legion Essay Contest this year were: Constance Soldner and Iames Lamy. The Fresh-
man Class is proud of them.
That many of the Class of '4-2 are musically inclined is shown by the large num-
bers of freshman students who are members of the Senior Band, Junior Band, Dance
Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. From this group will undoubtedly come some very ,mt
talented musicians. I
So as we near the end of our Freshman year we look back over some of its hap-
penings and hope that in at least a small measure we have helped to carry on the tra-
ditions of Van Wert High School.
Frank Carothers, "4-2"
46 The Excalibur
4th Row: Helen Marie Wise. Dorothy Forwalter. Constance Soldner. Patty Elder. Ruth Smith,
,Ioan Conley. Betty Williarrl. Rohert Johnson. junior Jordan.
3rd Row: .lean Baltzell. Madge llieken, Norma Hillery. Mary Beverly. Crace Black, Rosemary
Wehster. Bc-rniee Book. Mildred Stripe. Lillian Lintemoot.
2nd Row: Useur lloftnun. Waller Thompson, Dirk Davis. Wayno lluprey, Patty Rivhey.
Donna Kinder. Marvel Keil. Virginia Reed, Bill Wermer. Byron Wermer.
Ist Row: Bud Clander. Eugene Francis, Ralph Parrish, Virgil Beamer. Bill Wagonrod, junior
Robeson. Boh Eiil'llllHCll. Carl Miller, Homer Maxon, Lawrence Duprey, Don Arnold.
flth Row: ,loan Carter. Minnie Wooderson. Nt-lela Sidle. Mary Resor. Dorothy Smith. Norma
fiuuderland. l,ois Boyd.
fird Row: Betty Kr-ar. Yiolet Sites. Marjorie johnson. Betty lfair. Naney Reynolda, Betty
Yovum. Betty Stevens. Mary Klinger, Marjorie Glander.
2nd Row: Roger Steele. Dorothy Hunt. Perry George Wise. Glen Poling. Eugene Redrup,
llean Miller. Diek Morgan. James Lamy. Kilhurn Hunt. Helen Beanfer, Richard Feigert.
lst Row: Ted Paullus. Donald llnterhrink. Thomas Preston. Arthur Kissel, James Fraylick.
Boh Riehey. David lVlCCandlish. Rohert Mosier. Fred Leiter. Gaylord Kreischer. Russel Miller.
The Excalibur 47
3rd Row: Charles Albright. Ferne Young. Vernon Meclaugli. Dwan Cryer. James Manship,
John Maney. Richard Morris. Nathan Bailey. Harvey Agler. ,lim ltlonrow. Austin Cox.
2nd Row: ,lim Vadikin. Junior Brake. Walter Fouty. Norma Milligan. Ht-lly Murray. .lunc-
Kreiseher. ,Ioan Eggerss. Dorothy Coupland. ,Ioan Putman, Martha Ann Gorrell. llorolliy German.
lst Row: Betty Buecliner. Jeanne Cauvey. Colleen llinnerivklionst-, Katlilei-n Blair. Peggy
Easterling. Gloria Fowl. Velora Aglf-r. Dorothy Goodwin. Virginia Graham. Hlurlt-3 Pollot-lt. Partly
4-th Row: Eugene Haller. Jacqueline Hartley. Janet .lt-ronn-. llo Wyanl. l'alIy Rivliey. Alive
Beek, Ida Mae Myers. Avis Reichard, Robert Tinflall.
3rd Row: Mary Felger. Madalyn Evans. Ruth Duslman. Nlarylan HHllFlt"i1lfl, l'lf'lv-nf- W1-lwtrig
Joan Sahi, Irene DeKeyser. Madelin De-Keyser. Margaret Dimifon.
2nd Row: Patty Sheeter. Eugene Murphy, Bob Wagonrod, jack llaminoinl. Stanley Tolan.
Gordan Baxter, Leonard East, Harry Adams, Betty Bell, Joan Aflams.
lst Row: Robert Heath, Bob Cuinn, Vernon Taylor. Gene Springer. Clark Pollock. Frank
Corothiers, Francis Cole, Bob Etzel, Charles Grubaugh, ,lohnny Shoop, Dawes Holmes.
lla ll 7711.5 Way MllllllICli8I".gIl0lLV, Mud-Keruzedy Slips
Tskf T.sA'f Al-Ilvf 11 Xlwful? The Starting Eleven lfffler St. fVlary,s Canwj
Fflllllf Gels All'lIwY""T0lll7lIll0ll'll.' Another Touchrlown . . . Almost
fnpile Boys, 1 Tlzinlr He,s llmrn Nice Punt. Coaclzy
Myllzzbal Stale Cl1ampionsl11'p Squad Le! Co of His Leg fl-li, Peanul!
TlIf'l'6',S VI-,ll'lllll.fZ Wald: 0111 from Bl?lIl.lllf-K8llIlf'!!-V Scorvs
MEA W snikix .
B011 HAMMOND Tum Dawmss JACK TESTER FRANK VIKUPITZ 1
Guard Ha lfbzzck GIWWZ L '16
Senior Sf-Him Junior Senior
IA-H4-I-man Letterman Lettermall
BILL SNYDER All League All League
V 1 ' All Slate
qjlllll ter baeA
I,ener,nan PI1.noN l,AMm:u'r B013 LINDAMAN DON GRIBLER
Quarterback , End Fullbacl
BILL Bnowtv Em! 5l.,,i..,1 j,,,,i,,r Senior
Senior l,f-ltermau Letterman Letterman
Letterman All League All League All League
L WK' " A A 2 V f 'tt
1ER0Y TERRY HARRY MCKEDDIE NOLEN STUCKEY
End Guard Quarterback
Senior Senior Seninr
Letterman Letterman Letterman
STANLEY COFI-'EIII' TOMMY SIIOWALTER f1,,1f1,,,t-A
Guurrl Tackle 5,-,lim
junior junior l.0ll1'IAIl18Il
Letterman Letterman All League
All League All League All State
BILL STUCK EY
BOB BOWDEN Tackle
Senior ll'Ull Man
Letterman All League
DON RHODES Center
Letterman All League
Iron Man All State
I 1 1 '
54 The Excalibur
Mythz'caI State Champions
This year marked the Cougars' best season on the gridiron. To top their winning
season the Cougars scored a total of 216 points to the opponents 7.
In the opener the Cougars downed Adrian with a score of 20 to 0. The Wol-
verines failed to threaten our teamis goal while the Scarlet, and Gray were in scoring
position many times but didn't complete their drives. Kennedy and Cribler made
touchdowns while Terry Scored the extra point.
After being held scoreless in the first half the Cougars came back in the second
half to win from Perrysburg, 13 to 0. Lambert scored the first tally on a lateral
tossed by Lindeman. With 30 seconds to play Kennedy intercepted a pass and ran
30 yards for a touchdown. The try for the extra point was good.
The third victory was won by defeating Bluffton 19 to 0. The first score came in
the second quarter by a line buck by Bill Stuckey. Gribler made the extra point.
On the first play in the second half, on a reverse, Lambert carried the ball 25' yards
then lateraled to Gribler who scurried the remaining distance for the score. On a
sustained drive Lambert went over for the final touchdown.
The fourth straight victory came by defeating Bellefontaine 6 to 0. The 'only
tally was made late in the second period. Two touchdowns were lost via the penalty
route. Kennedy scored the only touchdown on an end sweep.
The Cougars continued their victory march by downing Wapakoneta 13 to 0.
Van Wert chalked up the first score late in the second quarter on a tackle smash by
Kennedy. The final score came in the third quarter on a pass from Kennedy to
Vikupitz. 7 1-I
The Scarlet and Cray sank the Dragons from Lima Central to the tune of 26 to
0. Kennedy scored on the first play in which the Cougars had the ball. One more
touchdown was added in the second quarter. Lambert made a touchdown on a lateral
pass in the third quarter. Another score was added in the same quarter by Kennedy.
The Cougars drew blood earlyw in the first quarter and scored again in the same
quarter to defeat the St. Mary's Roughriders 13 to 0. Kennedy made both scores on
line plays and added the extra point. This game was played in a steady rain.
The crushing 53 to 7 victory over Celina enabled the Cougars to have sole
possession of the league title. Lambert scored first, followed by Kennedy withl three
touchdowns, Gribler and Snyder two each, and Bill Stuckey one. Celina was the only
team to score on the Cougars.
In a sea of mud the Cougars drove hard to defeat the Wildcats from Kenton 32
to 0. Two touchdowns were scored in the first period, one more in the second and
two other scores were added in the final period. Kennedy made three touchdowns,
Lambert one, Gribler one.
The Cougars won their final victory of the football season when they subdued
Montpelier 21 to 0. This game was played in a field of slush and mud.
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Un the Hardwood
The Cougars had a fairly successful season with six victories and seven defeats.
The fact that many underclassmen were on the squad is a promise of a better team
next year for they acquired valuable playing experience which will be very helpful
to them in the future.
In the initial clash the Cougars downed Greenville 28 to 12. Decatur defeated
our boys 39 to 22. The Cougars came back strong to defeat St. Marys 29 to 18. The
Golden Bears from Bryan outscored Van Wert 36 to 26. With a tall, rangyt squad,
Bellefontaine cagers subdued the Cougars 29 to 18. The fourth defeat of the season
came when Lima Central beat Van Wert 30 to 19. The fans witnessed a thriller in
the Celina game with the Cougars downing the Bulldogs 29 to 27. Another close
game came with the 31 to 29 victory over Wapakoneta. Our fifth victory occurred
when the fighting Cougars beat the Kenton Wildcats 35 to 29. Bryan again defeated
Van Wert by a margin of ten points. The final score was 46 to 36. De'iance subdued
the Cougars by the decisive score of 43 to 23. We dropped the next game to Bluffton
4-3 to 32. The Cougars finished the season in great form by over-powering the Ada
quintette 41 to 21.
In the first tilt of the tournament, Bryan came from behind to defeat the Cougars
4-7 to 29.
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Reserves-NLivyU, Good, Brown, Coon, Maney, Gaddis, Bailey, Thomas and Ross
The nremhtrs of the Senior setond team are Ernestiue Gallapoo. Bt-tty Putt
artha Dull ifr ie t earv Ruth lrois Spayd. Rose Ann Roggenkeruper,
re optnrng game of the season was played hetween the Seniors and the
We hitched our wagon to a star
and hnally reached our goal-
Champions for the third year.
Soon our high school days will
he only memories hut it will always
hring a thrill of pride to think of
the "good old days" when Mary
Brown, ,Ioan Coupland, Alice Rose
Hisey, Ruhy Holland, Jeanette
Crippen. Alice Mae Runnion. Doris
Wherry. Harriet Kenyon, and Grace
Erma Schnepp were on the same
ln our opening game this season
we played the .luniors and we
smashed them with a score of 28
to 15. Our next victims were the
Sophomores and again we came out
on top-the score heing 51 to 11.
Continuing our triumphant march
for the '6Championship" we took
the Freshmen -s 145-ll t. Juniors-
I 45-4 l. Sophomores -- l 38-10 I.
Freslirnerr--127-8I. and last hut not
least. our heartiest rivals. the "All
For ottr first two years We owe
our success to Harriet Gleason.
Betty Borchers filled Miss Cleasonis
place very well and helped us
through our third year. Now the
cup, awarded hy the G. A. A.. is
"Lives of great athletes shall re-
mind use-we have kept our record
line, and in departing left hehind
us foot-prints on the sands of timef'
nan. Becky Putman. Audrey Saarn,
Eileen Becker and Margaret Ann
Juniors. lt proved an easy victory
n t e setont game tre Seniors again hrought home a victory over the Sophomores with a score of 18-5.
llre Seniors defeated tht Freshmen in the third game hy a score of 28-17. '
te r ramps again were victorious over the Juniors in their fourth game. Phe
tallics were 29-6.
Thr sixth game against the Freshmen proved to he a temporary setback in the Senior parade of victories. They
were defeated after an exciting and hard-fought game hy a score of 13-ll.
Thr Freshmen and Nenrors played the tie off in the last game of the season.
The Seniors suctetded rn defeating their opponents hy a score of 18-13.
This determined the championship.
earliest congratulations Seniors! You fought hard for that title and you deserve it.
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Top-Eldon Lambert, Bill Sny- Bottom - Junior Kear, Charles
der, Wayne Compton, ,lack Fox, Henry. James Potter, Eugene Con-
,lunior Fackler. well, Dick Stump, Walter Le Valley.
The Seniors were victors in the A league basketball tournament by winning every game. Al-
though pushed in a few games, the Seniors were never severely threatened, and they far out-classed
their opponents. The leading scorers were Lambert and Snyder who played good ball throughout
In a neck and neck race for the first place position, the Sophomores edged the Seniors in the
play-off game. Both teams showed fine spirit and good sportsmanship through the tournament.
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Stupidn HBob,' 'LPeanut', "Toby
"PracHce', Wfommyn "Stinky', "Tess"
"Scrap Ironn 4'Lindy" uBrownie" 'Sweden
"Turtle,' 'fleromen '6C0ffee,' 'LBen"
6'Bloomer', MP. Yf, "Snork,,
Si-alt-il left lo right liarhara Nliller, Janet Murphy. Betye Raeder, Phyllis Pond.
S4-eonml Row Margaret llpih-grove, Ba-tty Putnian, Becky Putman. Dorothy Beehtol. Franris l,an4lis.
'l'hiril Row' lrm-ne llale. ,ln-anelle ffrippen, llelen Miller. Dottie Clark, Alice Hose llisey.
Slumljng NUI,-H Sim-kt-y, lfjqlm- Slmfft-r, ,loan tloupland, Paul Stripe. Boh Ferris, Dick King. Boll Todd, Gerald
lloner. Nlr. tlallapoo, Paul Yagi-r, lloli Uwens. Don Hliomles. Ernesline Callapoo, Treva Miller. and Bill Stllekey,
This twenty-first edition ol the lfxealihur of Van Wert High School was Compiled and edited hy
the Senior Class of IUESU under the supervision of our faculty adviser, Mr. Gallapoo. When we
undertook the task ol puhlishing this year hook, we had no idea of the work involved. The experi-
enee in this partivular line has heen worth a great deal to all of us, and we've all enjoyed being on
Our sales campaign was he-gun with a play, 'gl'll lXever Tell" or g'0h Love of My Life" written
hy Phyllis Pond. and enam-lm-fl hy nn-nihers of the Staff. It was an amusing story having to do with the
exe-hange ol' valnahle gifts in return for a lllZlltltJlI7S hand. The most precious gift of all, and the one
that won the prize. was our l'lxealihur.
The ineinlwrs of our Stall' are as follows:
Assistant Editor ,,,,,
Business Manager ..,r
Assistant Business lVlanager
Sports lfditor ,,,,,.,, .
r w .
lvliillililtl ,,,, Alice llisey
lVlanagei ,,,, ,,,,,,,r,,,,.,, ......,.,.,.,,,,,,r, l Q sther Shaffer
Donald Rhodes 4 Francis Landis
Ernestine Gallapoo 4 Treva Miller
., Betty Carsten
H ,, ,,,,rrr,,,,rr,,,,r,,,r,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,r,..,,,,.,...,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,r,,,,,.,.,.. Dick King
mnlietyt- Raeder 4 Joan Coupland 4 Phyllis Pond 4 Bill Stuckey
Betty Graham 4 Paul Stripe
lVlargaret Updcgrove 4 Janet Murphy 4 Dorothy Clark
Irene Hale -4 Barbara Miller 4 Becky Putman 4 Betty Putman
lylJlStS ,,..,t,.,,,,..,r.,,...... ,...,,,t,...,,,,
XVe hope that you will treasure this hook and hold it as near and dear to your hearts as we shall.
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Seated-,lane Gamble, Martha Baer. Dorollia Bl-vluol. Irons- llale. Nolen Stnckey, Robert Owens, llelen Miller.
Esther Shaffer, Phyllis Pond. Treva Nliller.
Standing--Eldon Li1Illllt'l'l. Bob Todd, Bill Snyder. Bill Slllekey. Ueraltl Doner, Mr. Callapoo, Don Rlimles. Bob
Scarlet Quill Staff
The staff of the Searlet Quill has had ll lot of work, headaches, and fun, composing the paper
for you twice a month.
We feel that our efforts have not been in vain and hope that our paper will be remembered
after we have left your midst.
Our paper was a four-page issue. with a speeial six-page edition on February l7.
We hope that you have had as much pleasure reading it as we have had producing it.
The stall of the Scarlet Quill is as follows:
Editor-in-Chief .,,. ,.......,.. B ob Owens
Associate Editor ........ ..,.. N olen Stuckey
Business Manager YY.,... .,...........,.Y,,,.,.....,..,.i.e P hyllis Pond
Circulation Manager ,...., ....,,.,.,,,.......,.,,.,,,,....... G erald Doner
Sports Editors ..,.,........ ..... l lobert Bowden, Donald Rhodes
Exchange .................. .......,,,s..s....,....,,.s D orotha Bechtol
Advertising ......,............ ....... J ane Gamble, Martha Baer
Society ......,..,.........,.,v..... ...,....,.,......,..,l............,..............,.,,,..............,...... T reva Miller
Features and Columns ..... ..........,..,l...........,.,..............,.,...........,. I rene Hale, Bill Stuckey
. Bob Todd, Helen Miller, Eldon Lambert, Esther Shaffer
Adviser ......................,.. ..,....,...,,,.................................,..,,.,.,.............,.. R alph Gallapoo
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Standing-Ruth Pressler. Margaret Fox, Julia Jones, Mary Margaret Shaffer, Eldon Lambert, Maynard ,leronn-.
Robert Milligan. Bill Stuckey, Paul Yager, Robert Todd, Bill Brown, Dick King, Miss Hall.
3rd Row--Esther Shatter. Helen Miller, Frances Landis, Alice Hisey.
2nd Bow-Harriet Kenyon. Margaret llpdr-grove. Ernestine Callapoo, Janet Murphy.
lst Bow-Mary Morehead. ,loan Coupland, Treva Miller. Madaline Gamble.
Natz'onaI Honor Society
Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service are the four principles of the National Honor
Society. Upon these principles lNational Honor Societies are founded all over the United States in
secondary schools. The membership of the societies is made up of students chosen by the faculty
who are believed to possess the four qualities mentioned above.
The annual induction services for the organization were held before the student body on March
2. The newly elected members were: Seniors-Margaret Fox, Madalyn Gamble, Harriet Kenyon,
Frances Landis, Helen Miller, Mary Louise Morehead, Janet Murphy, Esther Shaffer, William Stuck-
ey, Robert Todd, and Margaret Updegroveg Juniors-Maynard Jerome, Julia Jones, Robert Milli-
gan, ltuth Pressler, and Mary Margaret Shaffer. The very impressive ceremonies were conducted by
the old members of the organization who are: William Brown, presidentg Paul Yager, vice-president:
Treva Miller. sccretaryg ,Ioan Coupland, Eileen Becker, Ernestine Callapoo, Alice Rose Hisey, and
The emblem of the society is the keystone and the flaming torch. The keystone bears at its base
the letters S, C, L, and S which stand for the four cardinal principles of the organization. As the key-
stone is placed by the builder to hold the perfect arch in perpetual stability, so the structure of our edu-
cation must be held firm and true by the virtues represented by this symbol. The flaming torch is sym-
bolical of our purpose to bear forward the searching light or truth, to lead that others may follow in
the light, to keep burning in our school a high ambition for the enduring values of life, and to serve
the unseltish loyalty to truth and honor. The colors, blue and gold, stand for truth and tolerance.
Miss Hall has been a most competent adviser throughout the year.
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Standing--Catherine Hisey. ,loan Eggress, ,lnnior Kear, Bill Wilkie. Bob Bowden. .lack Tester, Bill Sluckey.
Robert Crosby. Stanley Colle-ll, Robert Knnnion. ,lnnior Crililer. Dottie Clark. Betty Ross. Miss West, Mr. Callapoo,
3rd Row'--Don Rliorles. ftlaynard Jerome. Robert Milligan, Dick King. Paul Yager.
2nd How-Mary Margaret Shaffer. 'llreva Miller, ,loan Coupland, lfrnesline Callapoo. Mary Poling.
Ist Row---,larnes l.amy. Clark Pollock. llaviml lNlcCandlisli, Frank Corotliers.
Membership of the Student Council is made up ofthe following ratio among classes: Four fresh-
men, five sophomores. six juniors. eight seniors. and the presidents of the respective classes. At
first meeting. which was held in early November, they unanimously accepted the slate formed by
class presidents under the supervision of Miss West and Mr. Callapoo. Richard King was ele
president: Stanley Coffelt. rice-president, and Catherine Hisey. secretary.
The Student Council promotes and supervises a majority of the mixers. and also operates
concessions. The profits from these activities are divided among the various organizations
The council meets on an average of once every two weeks at which time it discusses, under
rules of parlimentary procedure, the problems common to both the faculty and student body.
The Council presented the school with eight chairs and a large oak table to be used in the study
hall as a reference table on which the dictionaries and encyclopedias are placed.
The functions of the council are divided among five separate organizations, called squads. The
names of the squads and their membership are as follows:
Firumce Squa1z', Paul Yager, Chairman. Bill
Stuckey. James Lanny.
Social Squad, Treva Miller, Chairman, Betty
Ross. Ernestine Callapoo, ,loan Coupland.
Dottie Clark, Jack Tester. Robert Crosby
Bowden, Stanley Coffelt.
Clark Pollock, Frank Carothors.
Comluct Squad, Maynard Jerome, Chairman
Dave McCandlish, Junior Kear, Bill Vlfilkie
Assembly Squad, Mary Margaret Shaffer, Chair-
man. Bob Runnion, Bob Milligan, Bob
, Discipline Squad, Mary Poling, Chairman.
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unzor Class Play
Un lVlarch 21 the Junior Class presented uAnybody's Game". The setting was the Delany Adver-
tising Agency where Peggy, lhflarcile Zieglerl, a switchboard operator, finds romance with Jimmy.
lArlhur Kuckeinl, a salesman for Aviation Hosiery. He happens to come into the ofhee just after
Tyler. tjohn Harden! has been fired, and Peggy has received word that Allison Simmons, a famous
space buyer, is not able to accept the job. She persuades Jimmy to try the job under the name of
Simmons. Just then Lulu. thllary Polingj, the office Vamp, enters. After she and Jimmy become friends
liulu persuades him to join a dance contest which they win. Peggy is surprised to learn that Jimmy
and Lulu are engaged. Peggy tells all heir troubles to Helen Martin, tlVlartha Lou Morganl, a fellow
worker who is in love with Dennis Briggs, tBob Stetlerl, a refrigerator salesman. ln several scenes
Miss Perkins. tlluth Presslerl. an old maid, Eddie, tlsloyd Griflisl, the office boy, and Laura Hale,
tjoanne Olberding I , a space seller, are helpful to everyone.
Meanwhile there are many problems for Jimmy to solve, and Delaney tlVIcGuire Weave1'l con-
siders him a genius. lVlr. Klinghopper, llack Denigl, the owner of Aviation Hosiery appears, is sold
advertising space, and another situation is saved. Other clients who have their problems are Palukus.
tllob lVlageriI. who finally gets Greta Swinburne, tBetty Bennettl, a Swedish dancer, to endorse
his cigarettes: lVlr. Cassidy. lllob Keyserl. whose Wife makes him withdraw his ad, and lVlr. Sid-
ney Lewis. ltlhalice Jeroniel. whose business Jimmy saves. The real Mrs. Simmons, ljulia Jonesl,
comes to the olhce to see her g'husband". As a result of this visit Lulu renounces the unsuspecting
Jimmy. Before she learns that ,Iimmy isrfl lVlr. Simmons after all. Peggy and Jimmy have become
The excellent acting of the cast in solving the problems and misunderstandings made HAny-
hodyfs Camel' a play that will he well remembered.
Irene Conwell, 740.
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Senior Class Play
'I he play "The Enemy", possibly the most dramatic production ever attempted by a class of Van
Wert High School, was presented May 5, 1939, in the Lincoln Auditorium.
The setting of the play is Vienna in early 1914. It is the story of an Austrian family which be-
comes entangled in the throes of the World War. Carl Behrend, the young son of the family, is the
writer of many unpublished plays. He marries Pauli Arndt before being called to the Front. Fritz
Winckleman, the husband of lVlizzi, and ,lan are called to arms along with Carl. Bruce Cordon, an
Englishman, who is a very dear friend of the Arndt family, is called to the colors for the Allies. As
the war spreads its devastating tentacles of carnage, the living standards of the Arndt family are
lowered to a very meager existence. Professor Arndt, the head of the family, bravely keeps his little
family going. August Behrend, who is Carlis father, becomes very wealthy from his ill-earned profits
of war. Carl is killed and Jan and Fritz return home shell shocked. The play ends with Bruce ar-
ranging for the production of Carlis play, "The Enemyf,
The cast of the play is as follows: fNames in parenthesis are understudiesfl
Carl Behrend .....
Bill Snyder lBob Toddl
Pauli Arndt .........
Phyllis Pond tlVlargaret Leidyl
Professor Arndt ........ .......... ........................ M u rray DelVloss
Bruce Cordon .......
.. ..........................................iY...... Bob Ferris
Mizzi Winckleman .. ......... LaVina Reiehard lEleanor Engledueil
Fritz Winckleman .... ........................,....i...........,i E ldon Lambert
Jan ......................... .....................................i.... C erald Doner
Baruska .............. .......... E ythel May Smith tlrene Halefb
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The Y-Hi Girl Reserves met with two new advisers this year, Miss Ruth Flaler, a new-comer on
the faculty, and Mrs. Glen Livingston.
The club has been under the leadership of the following officers:
President ...................................................................................................... ..... B etty Lou Lininger
ViC6-President ,.,.. ,,.,,.,,,,,,,,,,,, M argaret Fox
Secretary .......... .,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,.,,, P hyllis Pond
Treasurer ...........,...........................................................................,..............,.,..... Rose Ann Roggenkemper
The girls have had many interesting programs this year, the St. Patrickls Day Pot-luck, a Style
Show, and a devotional program during the Lenten period.
The first big event for the girls was the "Touchdown Supperw, given for the football players.
At Christmas, Y-Hi girls filled sacks with candy for the Salvation Army and gave two Christmas
baskets to needy families.
On January 25 the Club helped to sponsor the County Spring Festival, with our girls presenting
a symbolic interpretation of the Girl Reserve emblem.
The finance committee sponsored a Mexican Chili Supper on March 22, at the Y. W. C. A. to
Two events for the girls in the spring were the county conference at the Y. W. C. A., and the
Motheris Day Tea held in honor of the members' mothers.
The last program was a lovely farewell to the senior members. This was a perfect ending to 2
G. A. A.
Anticipating a brilliant and prosperous future, the G. A. A. carried out successfully the plans
and activities of another school year under the conscientious leadership of a new faculty member,
Miss Betty Borchers-assisted by Miss Betty Flannery.
The Girls' Athletic Association resolved that new members would be secured and they succeeded
in finding twenty-six new members, in addition to the sixty or sixty-five old members.
Programs, pot-luck suppers, guest speakers, business and social meetings, skits, group singing,
round table discussions, musical numbers, and contests comprised the activities of the Association.
The organization sponsored several penny lunches and dances that proved real successes.
G. A. A. also presented a Christmas Assembly December 22, for the student body.
The sports the girls participated in this year were soccer, badminton, basketball, volleyball, and
shuffleboard, with interclass tournaments in each. Lighter exercises such as biking, ping pong, skat-
ing, hiking, tennis, and swimming were also a part of the yearis program.
The largest and most successful undertaking this year was the Ninth Annual Basketball Ban-
quet. At this time the girls, awards were made by Miss Borchers, and the boys' awards by Coach
The cabinet this year included the following girls:
Alice Rose Hisey, president, Ernestine Gallapoo, vice-president, Mary Poling, secretary-trea-
surerg and Dorothy Coupland, Freshman representative.
So another successful year of the Girls' Athletic Association has been completed. Here's to more
power and success for the club in future years.
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H z'- Y
Under the leadership of the officers who were elected last May, the Hi-Y has completed another
successful year. The officers elected at that time were Paul Yager, president, Bill Stuckey, vice-presi-
dentg and Gerald Doner, secretary-treasurer. Our club was well represented at the Hi-Y training camps.
ln June Bill Stuckey was sent to Berea, Kentucky, to the National Hi-Y Congress. ln August, Gerald
Doner and Paul Yager went to Camp Nelson Dodd, the State Hi-Y training camp, for ten days of
enjoyable vacation and intensive study of Hi-Y methods.
At one of the early meetings the members voted to request Mr. Lamy to act as the spiritual ad-
viser of the club. After accepting the duty Mr. Lamy acted in that capacity for the remainder of
ln the early fall and again on April ll, we were hosts to the members of the Hi-Y clubs from
our eighth district at a district council meeting and banquet. There were nearly one hundred boys at
each of these meetings so you can see that the Hi-Y is no little affair.
For the theme of our programs this year we had Vocational Guidance, in the hope that this would
be beneficial to those of our members who were still undecided as to their life work. Accordingly, we
prepared to present our programs for the year. We were fortunate in obtaining as speakers outstand-
ing members of each of the professions and vocations. These representatives presented to us the ad-
vantages, disadvantages, and the training necessary for his life-work. After each of the talks a round
table discussion was held and the speakers answered questions put by the interested members. Some
of the subjects and their respective representatives were: Education, Superintendent C. D. Fox, Law,
Attorney S. S. Beard, Medicine, Dr. W. C. Smithg Salesmanship, Mr. J. K. Pettijohng Labor, Paul
Wyandtg Department Store Retailing, Mr. Ralph Rawlings, and Retail Grocer, E. B. King.
At the close of the year the members agreed that the theme was a profitable as Well as an interest-
Following the traditional custom the club presented the Easter Assembly to the High School on
April 5. On the program, Murray D'eMoss acted as chairman, Bob Bowden told of the history of Hi-Y,
and Dick King told of the activities of our club this year. Murray then introduced Hal V. Hunt who
presented an exceptionally interesting and worth-while talk.
Much of the success and progress of our club can be attributed directly to the unselfish and tire-
less leadership of our faculty advisers, Mr. Gallapoo and Mr. Mason. May We take this opportunity
to assure them that we are truly grateful for their help during the past year.
This closes another year of the Hi-Y. We Seniors feel proud and a little bit better, as a result of
having been associated with an organization of such high ideals as Hi-Y, in our last year at Van Wert
The veteran members of the MVN Club, consisting of Murray DeMoss, Don Gribler, Maynard
Jerome, Bill Kennedy, Eldon Lambert, Don Rhodes, and Tom Showalter, met at the beginning of the
school year and elected Bill Kennedy as president.
The lnduction for the new members who made their letters in football was held December 12 at
the Lutheran Church. The new members were Robert Bowden, Bill Brown, Stanley Coffelt, Robert
Lindemann, Harry McKeddie, Bill Snyder, Bill Stuckey, Nolen Stuckey, Leroy Terry, and Jack Tester.
fSee page 60.1 The initiation ceremony consisted of an induction address by Dr. E. E. Snyder followed
by the showing of motion pictures by Coach C. D. Campbell. The guests were C. D. Fox, C. P. Bowdle,
Charles Ross, and Charles Campbell. The ceremony was also attended by Coach Glen H. Livingston,
the Clubis adviser.
The social calendar included a theater party and a farewell party given at the Betty Ann for Bob
Lindemann who moved to Chicago. The Club also attended all the home basketball games in a body
wearing their "VN sweaters. This provided the members with good reserved seats and the team with
about fifteen of the loudest and most constantly cheering rooters.
At the close of the basketball season the following boys, who earned their letters in basketball,
were admitted to the V-Club: Ben Beemer, Bob PH um, and Paul Yager. Glen Custer and Jack Denig,
managers for basketball and football respectively, were also admitted.
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3rd Row: Mr. Jones. Robert Manship. Howard Prill. Vernon Medaugh. Patty Richey. Janet Jerome, Lois Boyd.
Bill llartnon. Hit-liurd King. Bill Stnckey, Bob Owens.
2nd How: Br-rniee Book. Mildred Stripe. Betty Murray, Ruth Smith. Doris Jordon. Mary Klinger. .Ianit-e Merriss,
Mary Hesor. Ida Myers. Annahell McNew, Amy Mae Grandstafl. Bonny Hale. Mary Beverly.
lst How: RmI10liver.Virginia Graham. Grace Black, Dorothy Goodwin. Marjorie Glander. Madeline Evans,
Gloris Ford. Betty K1-ar, Peggy Easterling. Catherine Hisey. Irene Gonwell. Helen Beemer. Patty Scott.
T he Van Wert Hzgh School Chorus
Under the ahle direction of Professor James H. Jones, the Van Wert High Sehool Chorus made
at successful how to the public- hy giving the operetta '4King KoKo,'.
The setting of k'King Koko" was the South Sea Islands with Bill Stuckey as the Cannibal King.
The plot ventered around a young school teacher from San Francisco. Sally Harrison tEsther Shafferj g
a pilot. ,lohnny Darell tllivk King!! L a salesman for the Nlainmoth Electrical Supply Company, j. Fin-
ston Whizzle tHarry lVlcKeddietg Gissie and Bruz Van der Fish, spoiled children of rich parents
lHoxanna Eaton, Evan Newherryl: the governess of the two Children tlrene Conwelllg La Goona,
King Koko's daughter llVliriam Gillespietg and King Koko's favorite warrior. Ono tBob Stetlert.
The white people make a forced landing on King Kokois island and when Ono attempts to make
love to Sally, Johnny knocks him down. After this, the King decides to make them the renter of at-
traction at a eannihal feast. J. lfinston Whizzle saves his friends from their fate by marrying La Goona
and feeding the King ice cream, tsomething he had never before eatenl. Sally and Johnny find that
they love each other and everyone decides to remain on the cannibal isle after they have finished
modernizing: it. The leading characters were supported by an able cast. Mr. Gerald Bowen was in
eharge of the production.
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-hh Row: James Eraylick, Bill Snyder, Junior Zinsmaster.
3rd Row: Mr. Jones, Everett Summersett, McGuire Weaver, Joe Agler, Robert Keyser, Robert Stetler, Dick King,
Evan Newberry. James Monroe, Keith Milheim. John Shoop, Maynard Jerome, Harold Agler.
2nd Row: Ethyl Mae Smith, Alice Carey, Jean Blanke, Jacqueline Hartley, Mary Brown, Virginia Lewis, Au-
drey Saam. Margaret Miller, Margaret Cotlman, Marjorie Hoverman, Dorothy Starkey, Miriam Cillispie, Esther
lst How: Joyce Downs. Marguerite Thatcher, Amy Bell Emails, Katherine Gentry, Dorothy Uhl, Constance Sold-
ner. Velora Agler. Margaret Dunifon, Doris lmler. Kathleen Scott. Rose Ann Roggenkemper, Mary Margaret Shaffer.
During the Music Week in April, the Chorus gave a recital of the numbers they planned to sing at
the May Festival to be held at the Marsh Foundation May 9. The eight schools participating in this
festival were Delphos, Kenton, St. Maryls, Celina, Ohio City, Willshire, Van We1't, and the Marsh
Foundation. Both the orchestra and choruses attended. There were three sessions, the first of which
was a rehearsal held in the morning. The second was held in the afternoon when each school gave in-
dividual numbers. ln the evening, a massed orchestra played and the audience enjoyed a massed chorus
of four hundred voices.
A group from the chorus, including Seniors, sang class songs at the graduation exercises, adding
much to the ceremony.
All in all, the Chorus has aided in bettering our school and in making it more widely known.
Mary Margaret Shaffer.
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79 The Excalibur
Another year has just passed in which the music-minded citizens of Van Wert and student body
of Van Wert High School can be proud of the band organization.
Sixty-five musicians clad in their scarlet and grey uniforms produced many gay and colorful per-
formances at the football games on our own gridiron and the Helds of opponents. At the Van Wert-
Celina Armistice Day Game, the band presented a new formation in the form of a bow and arrow, the
arrow composed of band members being shot to the middle of the field, breaking up the "C" forma-
tion, which had been formed by the Van Wert Junior Band. For these activities alone the band and
Mr. Wolfe deserve hearty hearty congratulations.
On October 31, 1938, the band journeyed to the Paulding Fall Festival to capture the first prize.
The band competed against the Hicksville, Oakwood, Paulding and Payne bands. Franklin Wyandt,
the bandls high-stepping drum major, won first prize for being the best drum major at the festival.
On March 6 and 7 the Annual Band Concert was presented in the Lincoln Auditorium. A colonial
mansion furnished the setting for the concert. An added feature of this year's concert was the broadcast
of the Senior Band over WOWO. This broadcast, which lasted a half an hour, was sponsored by the
Band Boosters Association. 'gOur hearty thanks to themf,
On March 13 the district music contest of the North Western Ohio Band Association was held
at Springfield, Ohio. Those participating in this event were ,lack Klendworth, C-flat saxaphone solo,
Julian Lindsay, trumpet solo, and Howard Wise, sousaphone solo. They received the rating of very
good. Billie Wilkie, baritone solo, and Dale Larue, tenor saxaphone solo, received excellent ratings,
thus entitling them to enter the state contest at Oberlin. Julian Lindsay, Clarence Royce, and Wendall
Burnett entered in a trumpet ensemble. They received the rating of very good. Eileen Zotz and Har-
riet Kenyon accompanied them as pianists.
On May 18 and 19 the band attended the Annual Band Festival at Lima. Ohio City, Crestline,
Bucyrus, Lima Central, Coldwater, Paulding and Shelby were the other bands which participated in
the festival. Mr. Cliffe Bainum from Northwestern University was the guest conductor at the mass
To the bands to come we offer this year's band as a challenge to achieve higher goals in this
musical department of Van Wert High School.
Mary Louise Morehead.
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Our orchestra, under the professional leadership of Mr. Leonard Wolfe, is proud of its accomp-
lishments and the opportunities with which it has served its school and community. It is the general
purpose of our high school orchestra to he effeciently prepared and willing to present concerts when
requested. As an organization and individually, We have endeavored to present our appreciation of the
value of music in the educational curriculum of our high school. Our orchestra is a symhol of highest
musical development and with the enlargement of our repertoire we have made noteworthy improve-
ment in this yearis orchestra.
We are always happy and thrilled to perform in public and it gives us a feeling of great pride
to he permitted to serve our school, city churches, civic eluhs, and other puhlie gatherings. We had
the pleasure of presenting concerts for the Kiwanis and Rotary Cluhs. Selections hy the orchestra
were introductory to the high school plays and operettas. The l939 orchestra participated in the High
School Chorus and Orchestra Festival at the Marsh School auditorium. A striking feature of this
yearis orchestra accomplislnnents was the puhlic concert given in connection with National Music Week.
This gave the orchestra an opportunity to present its best class of music to an appreciative audience.
The following students made up the personnel of this year's thirty-piece orchestra.
Violins: Bernice Bell. Alice Beck, Thad Hall, ,lack Klendworth, Glen Poling, Betty Ross, Rich-
ard Steimnetz, Betty ,lean Urton, Carol Willmert, Virginia Zotz, Eileen Zotz, Firnestine Lake, Clarinets:
Ruhy Holland, Patty Ann Crouseg Alto Saxaphone: Dale Lalilueg Alto Clarinet: Richard Feigert,
Ohoe: Harriett Kenyon, Flutes: Helen Marie Wise, Betty Stevens, Trumpets: Julian Lindsay, Wen-
dell Burnettg Tromhone: Rohert Milligan, String Bass: Rohert Ferris, Bass: Howard Wiseg Drums:
Andy Anderson, joe Wolf, Timpani: Craydon Lee, Piano: Catherine Hisey.
We hope the high school orchestra may continue to further the musical education of many stu-
dents. We' look forward confidently to a higger and lietter orchestra in coming years.
5239 , I Harriett Kenyon.
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74 The Excalibur
Under a forest canopy, to the soft melodic strains of Frankie Schenkas orchestra, Snow Wliite
and the Seven Dwarfs, on lxehalf of the Class of l939, welcomed as their guests, the Seniors, to an eve-
ning in the land of make-helieve. ln the depths of the wishing well, reflections of happy faces and danc-
ing eyes rippled softly. The squirrels and rabbits peered cautiously from the underhrush watching
the dancers whose gaiety not even the wicked witch-queen could dampen.
The grand march was led hy our Junior Class president, Richard King, and his guest Miss Ern-
estine Callapoo. At the end of the grand march, our president welcomed the Seniors, to which wel-
come the Senior president, Franklin Dippery, responded.
And the dance was on.
After several dances Miss Eleanor lngledue was Chosen as reigning Queen Snow Vtfhite of the
To complete the picture, four ,Iunior High girls, Betsy Brumhack, Dorothy Grace Coupland.
Barbara Lou Allen. and Barbara Clark, costumed as Snow Whites, assisted with the refreshments.
Our talented artist, Jeanette Crippen, aided hy Betty Carsten, had created life size figures of Snow
White, the Seven Dwarfs and the wicked witch to serve as screens for the orchestra.
The merriment of the evening continued until the magic hour when with a sly nod to the or-
chestra, the wicked witch caused them to slip into the strains of 'gCood Night Ladiesi' and our Prom of
i938 was history.
76 The Excalibur
Baccalaureate Prog ram
May 28, 1939 - 6:30 P. M.
Processional, "March of the Braves" ......,..........................,,.. ..,... J . S. Zamecnili
Van Wert High School Band
Invocation .....................,................................,....................... ....... R ev. F. I. Wilmert
Anthem, '6Lift Up Your Heads" ...........,......w..................v. ....... ................. E m ersou
High School Chorus
Scripture Lesson .........,..,............................,.................. ...,.,.. R ev. Paul M. Niswandel'
Baccalaureate Sermon, "Wider Horizons .............. Dr. E. E. Snyder
Anthem, "My Task" ..................,...............................,....... ............... A Shf0rd
High School Chorus
Benedlction .......................,,... ................,.......................... ......... R e v. J. O. Rhodes
Recessional, "March Noblen .,..............r..,.................,,..,......... ...... C hristian Bach
Van Wert High School Band
Commencemen t Prog ram
June 2, 1939 - 6:30 P. M.
Processional, "Pomp and Circumstancew .............................. ...,... E dward Elgar
Van Wert High School Band
Invocation .............................................................................. ......... R ev. John H. Lamy
Cornet Duet, "Ida and Dottie Polka" .,..........,....................... ............... F . H. Losey
Julian Lindsay - Clarence Royce
6'Class Songn ...... .........................................,............... ....... P a ul Bliss
Class Address . .....,..................................,............................. "What Is Impossible?',
Dr. E. E. Lewis, Professor of Education,
Ohio Statez University
Presentation of Class ...... ....................,........ ............,. ......... M r . C. P. Bowdle
Presentation of Diplomas ...........................,.................,...... ,,,., M r. E. B. King
President, Board of Education
Benediction .......................................................................................... Dr. J. W. Danford
Recessional, Grand March "University" ....................,........... Edwin Franko Goldman
Van Wert High School Band
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78 The Excalzbur
18-C. A. A. Cabinet meeting.
SEPTEMBER First Hi-Y meeting and elec-
Mon. 12-School begins. Assembly. tion of officers. Monster
Introduction of new faculty football rally at Schineis.
members. Welcome, Fresh- 19-Sophomores taking Psycho-
men! logical test. Don't you envy
13-Had a swell assembly today. them?
14-Getting into the swing of 20-Boys are playing touch
15-Class advisers announced. 21-Assembly in study hall.
16-Assembly this m 0 rn i n g. Freshmen C. A. A. meeting.
Cheer leaders elected. We beat Wapakoneta 13-0
Mon. 19-Y-Hi meeting. Girls begin to take Traveling Trophy.
soccer games. Mon. 24?G. R. Cabinet meeting at Y.
20-Election of officers. G. A. A. 25-G. A. A. meeting. Hi-Y
Cabinet meeting. meeting.
21-Back to the same old grind. 26-Shh! We receive our grade
22-Students from Marsh attend cards.
Ohio State-Chicago football 27-Student Council meeting.
game. 28-Pep meeting. Scarlet Quill.
23-Pep session this morning. We play Lima Central to-
Play Adrian, Michigan to- night. We won 26-0.
night. CWe won 20-01. 29-Cougar Reserves play Lima
Mon. 26-Assembly today. Y-Hi Cab- Central Reserves at Lima.
inet meeting. Band Mothers We won 6-0.
Halloween party. Mon. 31-Halloween. The band went
27-G. A. A. Meeting tonight. to Paulding- Won 2 first
More school: So what? prizes.
29 Esghfootball game tomorrow NOVEMBER I
30-PCP assembll' this morning- 1--C. A. A. Cabinet meeting.
Beat PCffY5bU1'g 130- Hi-Y hosts at disgrict ban-
quet at Y. M. C. .
OCTOBER 2-Student Council meeting.
Mon. 3-G. R. Club at Y. W. C. A. 3-Assembly in study hall. No
4'-G. A. A. Cabinet meeting. school tomorrow.
5-G. A. A. had six mile bike 4-Teachers meeting in Toledo.
hike. Dad's day game. Beat St.
6-Class election campaigning Marys 13-0.
running hot and wild. C. A. 5-Band and football team at-
A. girls still hiking. tend Ohio State - Purdue
7-Election of class oiiicers. football game.
Pep assembly this morning. Mon. 7-Girls start badminton tour-
G. R. Cabinet meeting. Beat nament.
Bluffton19-0. 8-Hi-Y meeting. Meeting of
Mon. 10-Class officers announced. Ju- the G. A. A.
nior Ring and Pin Commit- 9-Still playing badminton.
tee meeting. G. M. meeting. 10-Scarlet Quill.
C. A. A. Cabinet meeting. 11-Had an assembly and held
11-Juniors selected class rings. an Armistice celebration. We
12-First issue of Scarlet Quill. beat Celina in football 53-7.
Fire drill. Mon. 14--G. R. Cabinet meeting. Foot-
13-School still here. ball pictures taken.
14-We had a wow of an assem- 15-Hi-Y meeting.
bly. Play at Bellefontaine 16-Time stands still!
tonight. CWe won 6-03. 17--C. A. A. Cabinet meeting.
Mon. 17--G. R. meeting at the Y. 18-Pep assembly. G. A. A.
The Excalibur 79
Penny lunch. Play Kenton
tonight. fWe won 32-OJ.
19-"Chuck,' Taylor headed Bas-
21--Varsity basketball starts. G.
23-Assembly this m o r n i n g.
24-Vacation. Thanksgiving Day
tomorrow. Snow! B o y s
25-Thanksgiving Day. We play
Montpelier. We won 20-0.
Team undefeated, and State
28-G. R. meeting. V Club meet-
29-Football squad meeting. Hi-
30-Football banquet. 17 letter
2-New dance orchestra plays
for first mixer. Jitterbug
2-3-4--Hi-Y boys attend Ohio Con-
ference at Massillon.
5-Y-Hi Girl Reserves. Juniors
are wearing their new rings.
6-Hi-Y meeting. G. A. A. girls
had a meeting after school.
7-Student Council meeting. As-
sembly this morning. Grade
8-V Club meeting. Chamber
of Commerce Football Ban-
quet. Coach Lynn Waldorf
guest speaker. Lord Elgin
watches presented to coaches.
9-Scarlet Quill. Operetta King
12-G. R. Cabinet meeting. V
Club induction and banquet.
13-Boy's inter-mural basketball
starts. Hi-Y Ladies' Night
and pot-luck. Band Mothers
14-V Club meeting.
15--G. A. A. play practice.
16-Assembly this morning. Beat
19-G. R. will go carolling to-
20-Banking today. V a r s i t y
21-Shh! We lost last night.
22-G. A. A. girls present skit
in Assembly. Wheel Christ-
mas vacation begins.
30-Y. W. Christmas Party.
3-Banking today. G. A. A.
Cabinet meeting. Hi-Y meet-
4--National Honor S 0 c i e t y
5-G. A. A. meeting.
6-Assembly this morning. Stu-
dent Council meeting. V
Club meeting. Mixer. We
play St. Marys tonight. Won
7-We play Bryan tonight. Lost
9-G. R. Cabinet meeting.
10-Excalibur Staff meeting. Hi-
Y Club tonight. G. A. A.
11-Boys are playing basketball.
12-No news today. Sorry!
13-Friday the 13th. Pep session
this morning. V Club meet-
ing. We play Bellefontaine
tonight. Lost T r a v el in g
Trophy by 29-18 score.
16-G. R. meeting.
17-Hi-Y meeting. G. A. A. Cab-
18-V Club meeting.
19-Weive got a new crop of
20-Assembly this morning. We
play Lima Central tonight.
23-First day of the second sem-
ester. G. R. Cabinet meet-
24--Banking today. G. A. A.
meeting. Hi-Y meeting to-
25-Grade cards today. Y-Hi
County "Spring Festival."
26-Hangover from yesterday.
27--Assembly. Scarlet Quill. We
play Celina tonight. Won.
28-V Club theater party.
29-V Club Farewell Party for
30-President's Birthday Ball.
1-Student Council meeting.
2-G. A. A. Cabinet meeting.
80 The Excalzbur
3-Assembly this afternoon. We Council meeting. lnvitations
play Wapakoneta tonight. chosen.
Won 31-29. Mon. 13-G. R. St. Patrick's pot-luck
4-We play Kenton tonight. tonight.
Won 35-29. 14-Banking today. Basketball
Mon. 6-C. A. A. Program committee banquet.
meeting. 15-Swell affair last night.
7-Banking today. C. A. A. 16-Senior band members given
meeting. We play at Bryan banquet.
tonight. Lost 46-36. 17-We had an assembly this
8-Assembly this morning. afternoon. Mixer tonight.
9-C. R. meeting. Mon. 20-Assembly this morning. Na-
10-Basketball at Dehance to- tional Honor Society meet-
night. Lost 43-23. ing. Y-Hi meeting.
Mon. 13-New table and chairs for 21-Banking today. G. A. A.
study hall. G. R. meeting. meeting. Sophomores win
Father-Daughter Banquet at "Bn League championship.
Rotary. 22-Dorothy Jean Clark chosen
14-Banking today. National as candidate for Peony
Honor Society meeting. Hi-Y Queen. Chili supper tonight
meeting. at Y. W. C. A. Boys Senior
15-Jello again! class play try-outs.
16-Resting up for the game. 23-Assembly this m o r n i n g.
17-Scarlet Quill. Mixer. We Girls Senior class play try-
play at Bluffton tonight. De- outs.
feated 43-32. 24-Junior assembly this morn-
Mon. 20-C. R. Cabinet meeting. Stu- ing. Junior class play "Any-
dent Council meeting. As- bodyis Camev.
sembly today. Mon. 27-G. R. meeting.
21-Play Ada tonight. Won 41- 28-French assembly. Hi-Y
21. meeting. G. A. A. Cabinet
22-No school, Washington's meeting.
birthday. 30-Saving pennies.
23-Vacation? 1Cone with the 31iC. A. A. penny lunch.
24-Semi-finals of County Tour- APRIL
nament. Ohio City and Will-
shire won. - -
25-County Tournament finals. Mon' gablgzaiaigleetgliembl,
Qhlo City Wins' tliis inoifning. gi l
Mon' 27hBlg Week end' 5-Scarlet Quill. Assembly this
morning. Student Council
6-Senior football team meet-
1-The proverbial lion entered. ing.
2-National Honor Society ln- 7-Vacation for Easter.
duction assembly this morn- Mon. 10-Still vacation.
ing. Rev. Lamy, speaker. 11-Banking today. Hi-Y Dis-
3-Scarlet Quill. Lost to Bryan trict Banquet tonight. C. R.
47-29 in tournament. style show.
Mon. 6-C. R. Cabinet meeting. Band
Concert. Broadcasted over
7-Banking today. C. A. A.
meeting. Band Concert sec-
8-Crade cards today.
946. A. A. meeting. fBryan
wins district tournamentj
10-Excalibur meeting. Student
12-Activities Ticket Campaign
13-Still going strong.
17-Wittenberg College Concert
Orchestra gave an assembly.
18-Assembly this morning. C.
R. meeting. Hi-Y meeting.
19-Grade cards today.
The Excalibur 81
21-S c a r l et Quill. Activities
ticket contest closes, Sopho-
24'-G. R. meeting.
25-Banking today. G. A. A.
meeting. Schineis Drum Ma-
27-Student Council meeting.
28-Senior-Varsity Spring foot-
ball game. Seniors won 19-
Mon. 1-G. R. Cabinet meeting. Pro-
fessor Hamlin of Columbus
spoke at the Assembly.
2-Banking today. Eighth Grade
Visitation day. F 0 o t b a l l
meeting. Senior Hi-Y meet-
3-G. R. election of officers.
Preview of the Senior Class
5-Last issue of the Scarlet
Quill. Senior Class Play.
8-Y-Hi Boy and Girl Party.
9-May Festival at Marsh.
10-Selection of Peony Queen.
12-Hi-Y Ladies' Night.
16-Bandls Booster Banquet at
Y. W. C. A.
17-Marsh Party for Seniors.
19-Band Festival at Lima Cen-
. f 1
25-Good Old Excalibur.
26-Junior and Senior Prom.
lass of 1937
Ackom, Billie Louise, Lima, Ohio-Married.
Allen, Margaret, Bowling Green, Ohio-Bowling Green College.
Baer, William, Van Wert, Ohiogflhio Theater.
Baker, Mary Frances, Van Wert, Ohio-Morris 5 81 10c Store.
Baxter, Dorothy, Ada, Ohio-Ohio Northern University.
Bauer, Florence, Van Wert, Ohio-High School Principal's Office
Bebout, Edna, Van Wert, Ohio-Morris 5 81 l0c Store.
Boettger, Audrey, Van Wert, Ohio-Teaching Music.
Bowden, Juanita, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit Office.
Brown, Miriam, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Brubaker, Geraldine, Dayton, Ohio-Nurses' Training.
Burley, Robert, Van Wert, Ohio-N. Y. A.
Chambers, Elinor, Van Wert, Ohio.
Chidester, Paul, Van Wert, Ohio-Giffin College.
Chubb, Mary Elizabeth, Van Wert. Ohio-Married.
Clarke, Henry, New Philadelnhia, Ohio.
Cress, Enid, Oxford, Ohio-Miami University.
Davis, Sam, Cincinnati, Ohio-Working.
Devine, Peg, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Doring, Leo, Van Wert, Ohio-Purdy Motor Sales.
Drake, Helen, Van Wert, Ohio-Domestic.
Dudley, Meta Louise, Fort Wayne, lndiana-wStudying Nursing.
Edwards, Mariorie, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home
Elzy, Edna, Van Wert, Ohio-Mu1'Dhy's 5 81 l0c Store.
Forrest, Esther, Van Wert, Ohio-Married.
Fox, Fred, Oxford, Ohio-Miami University.
Freyermuth, Marcile, Van Wert, Ohio-N. Y. A.
Friemoth, Rita, Lima. Ohio-Nurses, Training.
Fuerst, Harold, Van Wert. Ohio--Marsh Foundation.
Fulmer, Frank, Detroit, Michigan-fMontgornery Ward.
Gauvey, Louise, Winona. Minnesota-College.
Gross, Jed, Van Wert, Ohio-Grihler's Dairy.
Gunsett, Harry, Columbus, Ohio-Ohio State University.
Goings, Everett, Van Wert, OhiohMiller-Jones Shoe Store.
Harrow, Owen, Oxford. Ohio-Miami University.
Hattery, Roselyn, Van Wert, Ohio-Central Manufacturers, Ins.
Hisey, Mary, Van Wert, Ohio-Married.
Hoghe, Gayle, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Hoghe, Ivan, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Horther, Mary, Van Wert, Ohio-Simon's Office.
Houser, Doris. Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Huston, Betty Joe, Van Wert, Ohio-Morris 5 81 l0c Store.
Jerome. Max, Van Wert, Ohio-Clarkis Shoe Store.
Kear, Margaret. Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Kear, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-Sandwich Cafe.
Kennedy, Charles, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Kennedy. Ruth, Angola, Indiana--Tri-State College.
Kiehl, Arthur, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Kiehl, Charles, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
King, Jill, Dayton. Ohio.
Kohn. Margaret, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Koogle. Thomas. Van Wert. Ohio-Karr's Business School.
Lamb, Maurice. Van Wert, Ohio-Montgomery Ward.
Lee, Virginia, Van Wert, Ohio-Married.
Lower, Charles, Van Wert, Ohio-Times Bulletin.
McCray, Robert, Van Wert, Ohio-Dorman's Taxi.
Meyette, Donald, Van Wert, Ohio-Penney's.
Murphy, Annalee, Van Wert, Ohio-Central Mfgfs Insurance
Oechsle, Ralph, Alaska-University of Alaska.
Owens, Betty-Ann, Van Wert, Ohio-Times Bulletin.
Palmer, Robert, Van Wert, Ohio-E-Jay Evans.
Pickering, Helen, Van Wert, Ohio.
Pierce, Esther-Flo, Van Wert, Ohio-Domestic.
Potter, Henrietta, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Preston, Robert, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit
Purk, Ruth, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Putman, Lowayne, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Rauch, Don, Cleveland, Ohio-Dramatic Art School.
Ross, Paul, Van Wert Ohio-Container Company.
Rowell, Don, Van Wert, Ohio-Equity Dairy Store.
Runnion, Ralph, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Saam, Dorothy, Van Wert, Ohio-Central Mfg: Insurance.
Salsburey, George, Van Wert, Ohio-Marsh Foundation.
Shaffer, Betty, Van Wert, Ohio-Office Van Wert Mfg. Co.
Shiveley, Margaret, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Shock, James, Oxford, Ohio--Miami University.
Snyder, Betty, Springfield, Ohio-Wittenberg College.
Steel, Mary Kathern, Van Wert, Ohio.
Studebaker, Paul, Van Wert, Ohio-Balyeatis Restaurant.
Tate, Mary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Office.
Thomas, Leannah, Van Wert, Ohio-Domestic.
Tossey, Junior, Van Wert, Ohio-Giflin College.
Trapp, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Uhrich, Lois, Van Wert, Ohio-Central Mfgfs Insurance.
Uncapher, Clarence, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Uncapher, Urban, Van Wert, Ohio-Schine's Theater.
Walters, Dale, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Wehage, Herman, Van Wert, Ohio-Brooks Landscape Gardner
Williams, Eleanor, Van Wert, Ohio-Domestic.
Wise, Marian, Van Wert, Ohio-People's Bank.
Class of 1938
Acheson, Elizabeth, Van Wert, Ohio-Bowers' Drug Store.
Allgire, Harold, Toledo, Ohio-
Atha, Charles, Cincinnati, Ohio-
Baer, Marcile, Van Wert, Ohio-P.W.A. Oflice.
Baird, Jean, Van Wert, Ohio-Marsh Foundation Ofiice.
Baxter, Robert, Van Wert, Ohio-Central Mfg. Co.
Baxter, Ruth-Nurses, Training.
Bebout, Mary, Van Wert,,Ohio-At Home.
Beck, Stephen, Van Wert, Ohio-Container Co.
Black, Esther, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Blake, Isabel, Van Wert, Ohio-Thomas Gift Shop.
Blanke, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-Post Graduate.
Boettger, Marjorie, Van Wert, Ohio-Secretary.
Bolinger, Kenneth, Van Wert, Ohio-Post Graduate.
Bowers, Gerald, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Bowers, Jane, Ada, Ohio-Ohio Northern University.
Boyer, Marjorie, Van Wert. Ohio-Karrls Business School
Brittsan, Janet, Van Wert, Ohio-Bowers' Drug Store.
Brotherwoocl, James, Van Wert, Ohio-Times Bulletin.
Brubaker, Raymond, Westerville, Ohio-Otterbein College
Buechner, Clair, Van Wert, Ohio-Container Co.
Carter, Eugene, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Chambers, Juanita, Van Wert, Ohio-Schine's Theater.
Collins, Mary Katherine, Van Wert, Ohio-Collins' Grocery.
Comer, Leroy, Van Wert, Ohio-Grenamier News Agency.
Cox, Calvin, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Conn, Alice, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Corathers, Ruth, Cincinnati, Ohio-Working.
Crowe, Mildred, Van Wert, Ohio-Balyeat's Coffee Shop.
Cryer, Lois, Van Wert, Ohio--At Home.
Dally, Benjamin, Bluffton, Ohio-Working.
Dally, Richard, Florida.
DeWeese, Mary, Van Wert, Ohio-Morris 100 Store.
DeWeese, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-Stoopis Canning Factory.
Dippery, Franklin, Granville, Ohio-Dennison University.
Dodge, Dorothy, Denver, Colorado-Beauty School.
Duprey, Robert, Columbus, Ohio-Ohio State University.
Easterling, Carl, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Eaton, Hugh, Lima, Ohio.
Edmiston, Eldyne, Van Wert, Ohio-Post Graduate.
Edsall, Violette, Van Wert, Ohio-Karr's Business School.
Eichar, Eloine, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Eister, Ralph, Van Wert, Ohio-Gribler's Dairy.
Feigert, Eugene, Van Wert, Ohio-Van Wert Clothing Co.
F eigert, Marion, Columbus, Ohio-Ohio State University.
Fell, William, Van Wert, Ohio-Atlantic 81 Pacific Tea Co.
Finch, Betty, Jackson, Mich.-Jackson Junior College.
Fitzsimmons, Sam, Van Wert, Ohio-Schine's Theater.
Foote, Donald, Columbus, Ohio-Ohio State University.
Ford, Gilford, Van Wert, Ohio--Kennedy Kit.
Ford, Vetha, Van Wert, Ohio-Montgomery Ward Sz Co.
Fox, Eleanor, Van Wert, Ohio-Karr's Business School.
F rericks, Carol, Columbus, Ohio-Working in an Office.
Fugate, Evalyn, Fort Wayne, Ind.-Beauty Culture School.
Gallaway, Everett, Van Wert, Ohio--At Home.
Glander, Lester, Van Wert, Ohio--Dake's Cafe.
Good, Marguerite, Van Wert, Ohio-Central Mfg. Co.
Grant, Joan, Lima, Ohio-State Highway Department.
Greenewald, Raymond, Angola, Ind.-Tri-State College.
Grunewald, Evelyn, Van Wert, Ohio-Office, Sinclair Station.
Haines, Louis, Van Wert, Ohio--Dunson Supply Co. E
Halverson, Charlotte, Fort Wayne, Ind.-Business School.
Hammond, Helyn, Bowling Green, Ohio-Bowling Green College
Harmon, Charlotte, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Harting, Virginia, Van Wert, Ohio-Central Mfg. Co.
Holbrook, Dennis, Van Wert, Ohio-Decorator.
Inwood, lla, Van Wert, Ohio-Married.
Jackson, Junior, Van Wert, Ohio-Jackson Moving Co.
Jenkins, Velma, Lima, Ohio-Nurses' Training School.
Johnson, Romaine, Van Wert, Ohio-Married.
Jones, Elizabeth, Van Wert, Ohio-Home.
Jordan, Anna, Detroit, Mich.-Indemnity Life Insurance Co.
Kinkle, Dennis, Van Wert, Ohio-Container Co.
Knoll, Charles, Van Wert, Ohio.
Knoll, Mildred, Springfield, Ohio-Nursesi Training.
Korn, Robert, Fort Wayne, Ind.-Atlantic 81 Pacific Tea Co.
Kouts, Eloise, Cincinnati, Ohio-Working.
Kreischer, Fern, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Kreischer, Gertrude, Van Wert, Ohio-N.Y.A. Office.
Linton, Irene, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
McCandlish, Margaret, Van Wert, Ohio-Post Graduate.
McClure, Mary Evelyn, Van Wert, Ohio-Mr. Shaffer's Office
McCoy, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-Container Co.
Maxson, Helyn, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Medaugh, Clifford, Van Wert, Ohio-Bowers, Drug Store.
Miller, Mary Elizabeth, Van Wert, Uhio-Morris 10c Store.
Miller, Paul, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Miller, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Mitchener, Frederick, Van Wert, Ohio-Coffman Electric Shop.
Mooney, Betty Ann, Van Wert, Ohio-Married.
Morris, Ruth, Ada, Ohio-Ohio Northern University.
Morrison, Ervin, Bowling Green, Ohio-Bowling Green College.
Mosure, Ralph, Van Wert, Ohio-Krogers'.
Mullen, Velma-Married. -
Myers, Albert, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Myers, Joseph, Van Wert, Ohio-V. W. Shoe Shine Parlor.
Myers, Paul, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Newberry, Virginia, Springfield, Ohio-Nurses, Training.
Oechsle, Donald, Alaska-University of Alaska.
Oechsle, Louise, Van Wert, Ohio-Karr's School.
Pierson, Myron, Columbus, Ohio-Ohio State University.
Poe, George, Delaware, Ohio-Ohio Weselyan.
Poling, Billy, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Presler, Lois, Van Wert, Ohio-J. C. Penney Co.
Preston, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Price, Dorothy, Van Wert, Ohio-Gifiin College.
Rayer, Leland, Van Wert, Ohio--Gifiin College.
Redlinger, Fern, Van Wert, Ohio-Bonnewitz Co.
Ross, Stanley, Van Wert, Ohio-Betty Anne Cafe.
Schaadt, Norman, Ohio City, Ohio-At Home.
Scott, Paul, Van Wert, Ohio-Sno-White Bakery.
Sherburn, Helen, Fort Wayne, Ind.-Beauty Culture School.
Sherman, Robert, Van Wert, Ohio-City Cab Co.
Shimp, Max, Van Wert, Ohio-Lawheadls Grocery.
Shrider, Ruthela, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Simpson, Richard, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Smith, Bernice J.-Married.
Smith, Bernice L., Van Wert, Ohio-Zanor Confectionery.
Smith, Helen, Van Wert, Ohio-N.Y.A. Ofiice.
Spring, Erma, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Starkey, Marjory, Van Wert, Ohio-Sellls Grocery.
Stetler, Denton, Van Wert, Ohio-Giflin College.
Stetler, Jack, Van Wert, Ohio-McDonald 81 Stetler Garage.
Swartz, Elmer, Fort Wayne, Ind.-Business College.
Terry, James, Van Wert, Ohio-Kennedy Kit.
Tindall, Sara Louise, Van Wert, Ohio-Married.
Tolan, Maurice, Oxford, Ohio-Miami University.
Wallick, Bernice, Van Wert, Ohio-Office, Van Wert Mfg. Co.
Waltz, Carlos, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Wermer, Elizabeth, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Westenhaver, Emanuel, Angola, Ind.-Tri-State College.
Wherry, Maxine, Springfield, Ohio-Nurses' Training.
Whittington, Joan, Van Wert, Ohio-At Home.
Wilkinson, Laura, Hamilton, New York-Married.
Willoughby, Miriam, Cincinnati, Ohio-White Cross Hospital.
Winters, Thelma, Van Wert, Ohio-Balyeatis Coffee Shop.
Witten, Elizabeth, Van Wert, Ohio-Karr's School.
Woodruff, Maurice, Van Wert, Ohio-Y.M.C.A.
Young, Katherine, Yellow Springs, Ohio-Antioch College.
Zotz, Marjorie, Decatur, Ind.-Shaffer Wholesale Co.
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Mr. Gallapoo, in Civics: "lf the President and all the Cabinet should die, who
Bright Senior: "The Undertaker."
Jack Klendworth: "I think you are a perfect lemon."
Eileen Zotz: "What is the difference just so you are the squeezer?"
Betty Carsten: "Are my lips on straight?"
Bob Owens: "Yes, but the rose on your left cheek! has lost one of its petals."
May I print a kiss upon your lips?
She nodded her sweet permission.
So they went to press and I rather guess
They printed a whole edition.
On mules we find two legs behind
And two we find before.
We stand behind before we find
What the two behind before.
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Gerald Doner: g'Does your mother object to kissing?"
,Ioan Coupland: "Now just because I allow you to kiss me, you need not think you
can kiss the whole familyf,
The kind of Cigarettes some of us smoke:
T wenty Grand
' H elmar
E gyptian Straights
P all Mall
E gyptian Deities
O ld Gold
P hilip Morris
L ucky Strikes
E nglish Ovals
Builders, Foreman: "Excuse me, but are you the lady wot's singing?"
Esther Shaffer: "Yes, I was singing, why?"
Builders' Foreman: "Well, might I ask you not to hang on that top note' so long.
The men have knocked off twice already, mistaking it for the dinner whistle."
"Come quick, Mamma, little Oscarls eating all the rasins off the Hy paperf'
Mr. Brown: "'I should like to ask for a small raise in my wages. I have just been
Employer: "Very sorry, my dear man, but I can't help you. We are not responslble
for accidents which happen to our workmen outside of the factory."
Bob Owens: "What is college bred, pop?"
Mr. Owens: "They make college bred, my boy, from the flour of youth and the
dough of old age."
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Van Wert High School Graduate
William S. Geary, graduate from the
Van Wert High School Class of ,353
and also graduate from the Professional
Accountancy and Business Administra-
tion Department of the KABR BUSI-
NESS UNIVERSITY, is in a Ene
position as Cashier with the General
Mutual Life Insurance Company of
Mr. Geary decided upon a course in
Higher Accountancy and Business Ad-
ministration at the Karr Business
University soon after graduation and
has had a great number of advance-
ments because of his ability and train-
High School Graduates desiring a first class Business Course should
investigate the record of the Karr Business University, starting with
one room five years ago, it now covers the entire fourth floor
of the Evans-Central Building with over 100 graduates now drawing
a pay check each Saturday-a distinct contributiion to the civic life
of Van Wert and vicinity.
NEW CLASSES NOW FORMING FOR
June 12th Entrance
Get a three month's start by going to our Cool Morning Summer School.
Write, Phone or Call at the College for complete
Information and Prices.
Karr Business University
Best Wishes to the
Class of 1939
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May success and happiness Student Headquarters
come to every student in I
the 1939 graduating class '
Q THE VAN WERT
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739 of the
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The man with the family budget, after going over his wife's accounts found oc-
casion to rebuke her.
"Look here, Hesterf, he said, "mustard plasters, 50 cents: three teeth extracted,
32.00. There's 352.50 in one week spent for your own private pleasure. Do you think
lim made of money?"
Mr. Bowen: '6What's the difference between a drama and a melodrama?"
Betty Putman: "ln a drama the heroine merely throws the villian over. In a melo-
drama she throws him over a clifff,
Andy Anderson: "Anything I say, goesf'
Dick Lininger: "Come into the garage and say, 6Dipsy Doodle'.,,
Definition of a lorgnette: A dirty look you can hold in your hand.
Toasts were in order. The toastmaster, Mr. Rauch, arose to introduce a prominent,
elderly speaker, and said: 'LGentlemen, you have just been giving your attention to' a
turkey stuffed with sage. Now you will give your attention to a sage stuffed with
Don Bollenbacher: "The roof is 40 feet. Got a ladder?"
Fay Palmer: 4'Yes, but it's only a short one. You might use it and then pull it up
behind you and use it again."
Don Bollenbacher: "Yeah, only it's against the law."
Fay Palmer: "Oh really?"
Don Bollenbacherz '4Yeah, the law of gravity."
An old gentleman walking in a London fog heard someone approach him and
said, "Pm lost, can you tell me where Pm going." "Into the river," was the reply,
f'I've just come out."
Doc: "How did you, happen to take that poison? Didnit you read the sign on the
bottle? It reads 'Poison',7'
Wayne Compton: "Yes sir. But l didnat believe it because it said right underneath
Bob Ferris: "You are the sunshine of my lifef'
Betty Graham: "Oh, Bob."
Bob Ferris: '4You reign alone in my heart.'7
Betty Graham: "Darling.,'
Bob Ferris: 4'With you at my side l could weather every storm."
Betty Graham: "Bob, is this a proposal or a weather report?',
"My Rose," he murmured as he pressed his cheek to hers.
"My Cactus," she sighed as she encountered his two day's growth.
Mr. Bowen, having run out of gas on a country road, saw a boy coming along
carrying a big tin can. "Say boy," he yelled, ul hope that's gasoline you have in that
' "Well I hope it ain't," came the answer, "because it would taste like the dickens
on Ma's pancakes."
,lane Webster: "Barbara's face is her fortune."
Treva Miller: "Yes, she has a million."
Jane Webster: "Dollars?"
Treva Miller: "No, frecklesf'
Mr. Spitler fbachelorl : 6'What does monogamy mean?
Old Faithful: "lVIonogamy means having only one jM'1ife."
Mr. Spitler: "Then what does monotony mean?" '
Old Faithful: "Monotony means about the same thingf'
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Congratulations Class of 1939
All Have Been Yours
May Your Heritage
Be One of Great Happiness
Success and Confidence
in All Our Futures
JI. C, PJENNEY COMPANY
To the Class of 1939:
,X F ': 5
. wa!-1 ' iggh
May You Have a Class Reunion
Betty Anne Cale
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B A L Y E A T 9 S Compliments
Coffee Shop O
Extends to JI A Y, S
the Class of '39 DRUG STURE
and ESQ' '53
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Fried rillicken Igwgjrgrs I i S Appreciated
The Presserette Don t Forget
.awww I Van Wert
of the Seniors in the Ticket
were photographed Year!
The Agler Studio 2 -A Friend
Where Batt er Portraits Are Made Z
L. c. BLAKE W '
1939 Graduating Class
Your Gas Company
BOWERS' DRUG CO.
On the Corner
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Congratulations You Are Always
to the Class
May the years
ahead be as
happy as those
31. E. GRIBU-ER
Canners and Preservers of
Van Wert, Ohio
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HOW SHE CAN USE 'EM
Miss Hall: "The average woman has a vocabulary of only 500 words."
Bill Stuckey: "Well, it's a small stock, but just think of the turnover."
Amy Belle Emans: "Why the toothbrush in your coat lapel?',
Kathleen Scott: Nltls my class pin-I'm going to Colgate."
Give an athlete an inch and he'll take a foot, but let him take it. Who wants athlete's
Big Executive: A man who was never a cheer leader.
Bottle Opener: Fast youngster away at college.
Barber College Yell: Cut his lip: rip his jaw: leave his face, raw, raw, raw!
Old Maids: Gals who know all the answers, but nobody ever asks them.
Commencement: Emancipation day for teachers.
Umpire: Baseballls game warden.
Typographical Revitalization: Lightening the optic task of reading.
Wisdom: Knowing what to do. .
Skill: Knowing how to do it.
Virtue: Not doing it. X
"0tey" Leist: "The theater manager said that if I came down there he'd punch me
in the nosell'
.lane Gamble: "Do you know where that is?,,
"0tey,' Leist: "Of course, in the middle of my face."
Harry McKeddie: al got a new girl and she loves animals."
Dick Lininger: uThat's quite evidentfl
Bob Bowden: 6'My voice is so low they have to squeeze a bull-frog to give me the
Bob Todd: "l'm a great lover. Wvhy, l can remember my first kiss. It seemed like
"0tey', Leist: 6'When was it?',
Bob Todd: "Yesterday"
Tailor: 4'Doesn't your wife ever help you pick your clothes?',
Coach Ross: UNO, she only picks the pocketsf'
Bob Ferris: '4This suit is 20011 Woolf,
Junior Fackler: 4'How could it be 200 'Zi wool?"'
Bob Ferris: "The sheep it came from led a double life!"
Ain't it crazy!
He sends so many people to the morgue that he's slab-happy.
The examination paper read, "Name 12 animals of the Polar Region." Bob Bow-
den wrote, '5Six seals and six polar bearsf,
Bill Snyder: "Why do you stare at me?',
Frances Landis: 6'Father says you are a self-made man."
Bill Snyder: "Well, why stare?"
Frances Landis: "Pm wondering Why you made yourself like that."
Mr. Katterheinrich, a proud father, went to the store to purchase some things for
the baby. The druggist said, "That will be fifty cents and two cents for tax. "But" said
Mr. Katterheinrich, very much astounded. "my wife doesn't use tacks, she uses safety
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Everything lor Eyery Sport
We Are Proud of Van Wert High School
And Van Wert is Proud of Its
Sporting Goods Store-
Supplying Schools and Colleges Throughout
Ohio and Indiana
U. S. SPORTING GOODS CO.
The Kennedy Mannifaetnring Co.
Fine Tool and Fishing Tackle Boxes
Van Wert, Ohio
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A11 Kinds of : Congratulations
I N S U R AN C E 139
Purmort Brothers 'QV 1 N9
Evans Central Building
VAN WERT' CHIC Department Store
, We Wish
CLARK s to
The Class of 1939
J. IE. GADDIS
1 10 S. Washington
- Pure Air- onditioned
Artificial Ice Refrigerators
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for having achieved of the
the knowledge of how to
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to the ones that will QQMPANY
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BEAUTIFUL : Compliments
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Old Lady: "My, what a crowd! What happened over there?',
Cop: "Man fell off a rooff'
Old Lady: "Oh, dear! Was he hurt?"
Cop: "Donno yet. We only found one leg so farf'
Miss Armstrong says that about the only thing left in this world that can be
shocked is grain. ,
If Adam came back to earth the only thing he would recognize would be these okes.
All some hunters ever bag is their trousers. Ask Mr. Ross.
Customer: 'fWhich leather makes the best shoes?"
Junior Fackler: ul don't know, but banana skins make the best slippers."
Gordon Craig: t'Ah, ha! I see my friend gave you a black eye."
Don Bollenbacher: '6Why, you never saw the person who gave me that black eye."
Cordon Craig: "Well, heis my friend anyhow?
Mr. Speith insisted that the students be more personal in their papers they handed
in. This is what he got: "Well, Ben, how are the wife and kiddies? By the way before
I forget it, could you lend me five bucks?,,
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Wanda Johnson: "How is it that widows generally manage to marry again?"
Bob Mager: 'LDead men tell no talesf'
lVlr. Spitleris home room had been unusually unruly and when the bell rang ending
home room period, Mr. Spitler snapped: "Please donit flap your ears as you go out.',
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When a western firm received word that its salesman had been found dead in
Youngstown, it wired as follows: a'Send samples back by freight and search body for
Dick Lininger: "They say Harry lVlcKeddie gets all his girls by brute force.'7
Andy Anderson: 'gYes, by throwing the bull and putting on the dog."
Livy says, "A golf ball is a golf ball no matter how you putt it."
Francis Landis: 'Tm pretty as a picture."
Bill Snyder: uYeah, and lifeless as one."
And then there's the one about the Scotchman that fried his bacon in Lux to keep
it from shrinking.
A student wrote on the end of Miss Hall's examination papers: "If you get this far,
teacher, I'll buy you an ice cream sodaf,
The paper was returned with this note: f'The treat is on you, but I like sundaes
The backwoods farmer bragged about his seventeen sons who were all Democrats
except one, Elmer, who ran off to the city and learned to read.
The boy bragging about his smart dog said, "He cain't do a single trick, I haf to
admit, but when I ask him, are you coming' or hain't you? he either comes or he
Last Christmas Betty gave Bob Ferris a book called "A perfect Gentleman." This
Christmas she is going to give him "Wild Animals I Have Known."
The appraiser sent his assistant to appraise the contents of a home.
The first two entries were: "One bottle of old Scotch whisky-half full."
The following entry was: "One revolving Turkish rugf'
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The six ages of a woman-the infant, the little girl, the miss, the young woman,
the young woman, the young woman."
Bill Kennedy: "I dreamed I died last night."
Frank Vikupitz: 6'What woke you up ?,'
Bill Kennedy: uThe heat."
Mr. Campbell fin drug store on Sunday morningl : "Please give me change for a
Druggist: '4Here you are, I hope you enjoy the sermonf'
The beggar stopped Mary Kesler and whined, "I beg your pardon, mam, but you
wouldn't want to see a poor man walk the streets all night, would you ?"
"Well,,, Mary replied, alt might be interesting to watch, but I have to go home and
go to bed."
Gerald Doner: "Last night I dreamed that I married the most beautiful girl in the
,Ioan Coupland: 4'0h, really? where did we spend our honeymoon?',
House-to-House Peddler: "I'm in a heckuva shape, lady. I'm out scratching for a
Eileen Becker: "Well, lim sorry, but I don't itchlw
fNew Yorker to Mr. Rauchl : 'cYou people have no get up about you at all. Why
don't you have photographs of your home town taken like we did? Are you ashamed
Mr. Rauch: NNO, Mister, that isnit the reason at all. Our town is so busy it won't
stand still long enough to be photographed."
Mr. Mason: ulf your wife home?"
Mr. Gallapoo: '4No, she is out with a bunch of prize fighters?
Mr. Mason: '4Prize Fighters?,'
Mr. Gallapoo: "Yes, she went to a bridge party."
The old fashioned girl who blushed when she was ashamed, now has a daughter
whois ashamed when she blushes.
Esther Shaffer: '6Your boy friend is said to be very talented in the athletic fieldf,
,loan Wolfe: "Yes, we park there every nightf'
,lunior Fackler: "Here comes Margaret Fox. Sheis a terrible flattererf'
,lack Fox: 4'Oh, did she say you were handsome?"
Junior Fackler: UNO, she said you weref' -
Louis Unterbrink: "Last night I was completely wrapped in my thoughts?
Margaret Uptegrove: g'Poor boy, you must have been cold."
Helen Miller: g'Snoop, have you been prowling through my diary again?,,
Frank Vikupitz: '6Sure, live read it from lover to lover."
Bob Shaffer: "Well, honey, I must be going now. I hope I havenit bored you too
Marguerite Gaddis: "Not at all. I was an undertaker's assistant once and I'm used
to sitting up with the dead!"
Miss West: "VVhat,s a literary aspirant?,, ,
Nell Bose Bucklos: g'It's a tablet a writer takes when he has a headache."
Otis Leist: 'cThey say you can tell a girlis character by her clothesf'
Bob Todd: "Nonsense! Girls must have more character than thatln
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Congratulations CORSAGES A SPECIALTY
t e ALL OCCASIONS
. Van Wert's
Van Wert, Ohio Lesdijng gtarists
A A, fl
To the Class of 1939 we extend
Congratulations. May your future
years be crowned with -success and
-The OHIO POWER can
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If biologists are right in their assertion that there is not a perfect man today on the
face of the globe, a lot of personal opinions here and there will have to be altered.
Morris Shreck applied for a job working in a grocery store. The grocer wanted' a
serious minded youth so he put him to a little test. He asked him what he would do
with a hundred dollars. Morris replied, "Oh, gee, I don't know, I wasn't expecting so
much at the startf,
Salesman: "I wonder why they don't hang horse thieves anymore at Crimson
Cactus Joe: "Wal, there ainit any more."
Salesman: MNO more thieves?',
Cactus Joe: "No, no more horsesf,
Miss Borchers: fAt roadside springl : als this cup sanitary?"
Native: "Must be, everybody uses it."
A Negro about to be hanged was asked if he had anything to say, he replied:
4'Nossuh, boss, 'cepin' dis is sho' gwan to be a lesson to me."
"There,7' said the plumber, laying out his tools, "in spite of all the silly jokes about
us, we've not forgot a single thing. My mate's here with me, we've not got to go back
for anythin', ands-H "You7ve come to the wrong address," said the maid. '
MSO Jack said that I had a skin one loves to touch."
"Not exactly, dear, he said you had a skin you love to retouchf'
Mrs. Bowen: "Have you put the cat out, darling?,'
Mr. Bowen: lsleepilyl 6'Naw, I didn't even know it was on fire."
Campbell: NI tell you it was that long. I never saw such a fish."
Bowen: "I believe you.',
Some novelists donlt seem to care what they do with their characters' eyes. For
"Her eyes roamed carelessly lround the room."
"With her eyes she rivited him to the spotf,
"He tore his eyes from her face and they fell on the letter at her feet."
"Their eyes met for a long, breathless moment, and swam togetherf,
"Marjory would often take her eyes from the deck and cast them out to sea."
L'He wrenched his eyes away from her. It was a painful moment for both of them."
Irene Conwell: '4My boy friend, Bob Plium, sent me his picture yesterday."
Donna Carsten: "How does it look?"
Irene Conwell: MI don't know yet. I haven,t had it developedf'
Maynard Jerome: "I got sick last night eating eggs."
Junior Kear: "Hmm, too bad."
Maynard ,lerome:."No, stupid, only onef,
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Where there's a will thereis a way. A way is a means. To be mean is to be nasty.
Relatives are usually nasty. Where there's a will there are relatives.
A deaf Scotchwoman carried her ear trumpet to church. A sexton, not up to mod-
ern times, leaned over her and whispered, "One toot and you're out.',
The coach, had a swell scheme to get the dumb athlete to produce during the big
game that afternoon. He had a telegram delivered between halves that said, "Counting
on you to win. Donlt fail mef, It was signed by his girl.
The dumb bruiser shrugged his shoulders. "It ain't from my girl. She can,t run a
typewriterf, ' 'N
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Greetings and Best Wishes
Memlbers of the 1939 Graduating Class
Van Wert High Sehnoll
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MR. RALPH GALLAPOO
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