Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)
- Class of 1942
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THE SENl0R CLASS
VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL
VAN WERT, OHIO
Editor-in-Chief, Betty J. Stevens
Associate Editor, Betty Murray
Business Manager, Richard Feigert
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To'oLeonard Wolf, We the Class of Nineteen
Hundred and Forty Two, dedicate this twen-
ty-fourth volume of the Excalibur. Mr, Wolf
has been a member of the faculty in the Van
Wert schools for fourteen years. ln that time
instrumental music in Van Wert has had a
tremendous growth. We Wish to thank Mr.
Wolf for his unceasing labor and unfailing
patience that has given to us many splendid
bands, orchestras, and concerts that have been
the envy of all schools in this section of the
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CLASS Morro--The past forever gone: the future still our own
CLASS FLOWER-The White Carnation. 7 q
CLASS CoLoRs-Blue and White.
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E IOR CLASS HI TORY
SENIORSIXI NOT AT LAST,-BUT ALREADY.
One eventful day in September, 1938, Freshmen trooped into Van Wert High School,
blissfully looking forward to four Cor morej laborious years of study. Here we are-at the end
of the trail. It wasn't a long trail but a short pleasant one which ended so abruptly that it has
left us scurrying around like so many perplexed ants. Most of us, when we sit down and think
about it, wish that we had it to do over againg but that is quite impossible.
Our class has always contributed a good share to the football and basketball teams that have
won great fame for Van Wert High. Many other sports have been welcomed by both the girls
and the boys.
The Junior-Senior Prom, presented in honor of the Seniors, was one of the finest in the
history of our school. It required a great deal of work and we are justly proud of the results
obtained due to the excellent cooperation of our Junior Class.
The live Juniors elected to the National Honor Society were Frank Corathers, Joan Eggerss,
Jim Lamy, Betty Murray, and Constance Soldner. Elected to the society this year were Betty
Stevens, Betty Yocum, Wilson Duprey, John Shoop, Helene Webster, Marilyn Hunstead, Dick
Eeigert, Dick Morgan, Jim Monroe, Norma Milligan, Dorothy Eorwalter, Joe Wolf, and Ann
Yes-here we are at the end of the trail. As we unpack and put our things away for the
last time, we find ourselves in a most peculiar frame of mind. We are unhappy-yet happy:
Unhappy, because we are departing from our beloved school for the last time, happy, because we
realize that in the Class of '43 we have fellow students capable of upholding the high traditions
of Van Wert High School. Carry on, Juniors!
JAMES LAMY "Jim"
When it comes to Presidents,
Lamy's the man,
If anybody can do it,
He surely can!
HifY, National Honor Society 3, 4g
Student Council 1, 2. 4g "Cross My
Heartng HThe Mikacloug Chorus 3, 41
Prom Committee, Class Motto, Flower
and Color Committeeg Class President
2, 43 Junior Class Play Committeeg
Boys' Intramuralsg Boy Rotariang
American Legion Essay Contest Win'
nerg Invitation Committeeg "The Late
Marfe doesn't have a foe,
Sh ' s n'
e is 0 very ice.
But don't you go and wink at Jim
Or she'll turn right into ice.
G.A.A.g G.A.A. Cahinetg Excalibur
Staifg Scarlet Quill Stalfg Student
Council 4g 'iCross My Heartwg Prom
Committee: Class Secretary 43 Girl's
Intnamuralsg Invitat.-ion Committeeg
Student Librarian 3.
HARRY ADAMS "Huck"
We know Harry,
He's O. K.,
Thatls what any
Student would say,
WALTER FOUTY "Walt"
Easy come, easy go,
He's always got a girl in tow.
HifYg "V" Clubg Ring and Pin Com'
mitteeg Class VicefPresident 4: Bas'
ketballg Fontballg Boys' Glec Club,
NATHAN BAILEY "Bones"
When Bones gets on thc football
You wouldn't know the guy,
One can't distinguish Bones from
The lightning in the sky.
HifYg UV" Clubg Class a er
3, 4g Foothallg Boys' Intramurals.
JOAN E. ADAMS "JO"
You can depend on her,
So have no fear,
For when you need her,
She'll be near.
Excalibur Staflg Student Librarian 3:
Assistant to Central Treasurer.
HAROLD HARVEY AGLER
A boy that shuws
NVhen put to a test,
That's he's the equal
Of all the rest.
Excalibur StafIg "Old Kentucky Car'
den", "King Kokoug Chorus l, 2, 33
Baskctballg Football, Buys' Intraf
The time I've lust in weoing,
VELORA MAY AGLER
Never mad at anyone,
Always having lots of fun.
G,A.A.g Girl " "1 . . '
inet, Excalihur Stag: 'iCr0ss My
Heartug Chorus I, Z, 3, 43 Prom
Committee, Home Ee. Club, Girls'
JEAN BALTZELL "Jeanie"
jean sure knows her basketball,
Be it spring, summer, autumn or
Reserxes G R Cab
In 'atching and pursuing, xl falls
Thcwlmht that HCS in wumcns Gym lnrls Intramurals, -PH Club.
Has been my heart's undoing,
"V" Cluhg Prom Cummittecg Basket'
ball, Fuethallg Buys' Intramurals.
GORDON J' BAXTEEI hon, ROMAINE BAYLES NRO"
i Ro is liked hy all her friends,
LHS! Iron is SYUN-ly And to your wishes, she always
I'lc's right un the beam, bends,
A E00d Wfffd fmm all Prom Committee.
I'le's sure to redeem.
Quiet and scrcnely sweet
A girl like Helen is hard to beat.
Chorus 1, Prom Committee.
ALICE LUCILLE BECK
Becky is a modest little lass
XVe're sure she's liked by all of the
Orchestra lg Girls' Intramurals.
MARY BEVERLY "Beaver"
So very sweet is Mary
And very quiet, too,
She has made a lot of friends
In this class of '-12.
Chorus 1, Z, 3, 43 I-Ieme Ee, Club,
J. JACK BEAVO "Flash'
A mighty man is Iieavu
Even on his piceulo.
Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Buys' Intramurals.
BETTY J. BELL "Betz'
She meant no wrong to any,
She sought the good of many.
GRACE BLACK "Gracie
Gracie is an all around lass
She is a credit to our class.
Chorus 1, 2g Girls' Intramurals.
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JOANNE CARTER "Jo"
Joanne is a girl whom we all admire
Of work she never seems to tire.
JOAN CONLEY "Jo"
Joan's dark hair and flashing eyes.
XVill surely some day win her a
Band 1, 2, 3, Chorus 4.
GLORIA JUNE CONRAD
Gloria moved here from Lima last
VJe're sure they hated to see her go,
But we in Van Wert were quite full
To have her come here, you know.
She's trim and neat, prim and
But notwithstanding, very nice.
Excalibur Staffg "The Late Christopher
Chuck comes to us from thc T E5 I,
For him. many girls do sigh.
Betty has proved that she has skill,
The position of Secretary for Mr.
Bowdle she did fill.
She knows her work, that's sure
She must be made of very good stufl.
Girl Rcservcsg Girls' Intramuralsg As'
sistant to Central Treasurerg Student
Secretary of Principal.
FRANCIS COLE 'iStupid"
Stupid doesn't fit this lad.
For this his mother should he glad.
KENNETH L, CONN "SIops"
He doesn't study in the daytime,
And he doesn't study in the night
But he studies at all other times,
With all his main and might.
I'IifYg "The MikadoA'g Chorus 35 Bas'
ketballg Boys' Intramurals.
JOHN WESLEY COON
He hath a stern look, but a gentle
That's johnny Coon right from the
"V" Clubg Basketballg Footballg Boys'
KENNETH M. BRAKE, JR,
Brake is one of these fellows
That's quiet but true,
just give him a chance
And he'll show what he can do.
Feotballg Boys' Intramuralsg Boys'
Brit was in our junior Class Play.
He is a very good actor, they all say.
Hi'Y: Student Council 2, 33 "Cross
My Heartwg Band 1, 23 Football:
Dotty has the nicest eyes
They're such a pretty color,
We know that she will never change
Even when her eyes grow duller.
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ROBERT E. COOPER
We don't see much of this fine chap,
But we know he deserves a smart
Boys' Intramurals, -PH Club.
A womans strength is in her
Especially when she is young.
G,A.A., G,A.A. Cabinet, Girl Re'
scrvesg Excalibur Staffg Scarlet Quill
Staff: Student Council 39 i'Cross My
Hcartn: Prom Committecg Girls' Inf
AUSTIN EDWARD COX
Austin is an artist, true,
Hc's good at this
And anything else
There is to do.
HifYq Excalibur Staflg "The Mikadong
Chorus 3, 4: Band 3, 4g Prom Com'
mittee, Boys' Intramuralsg Boys' Glce
FRANK K. CAROTHERS
Frank is so handsome and debonair
There's something about him that
gives him an air,
He's witty, he's quick, he has a
And he studies his head off all the
National Honor Society 3, 43 Student
Council 1, 2, 3, -lg Student Council
President 4: Prom Committee, Science
Doris is one of these popular girls,
That keeps all the fellows going
around in whirls,
But the girls like her too and that's
Her beauty is natural, she doesn't
need a compact.
Girl Reservesg Chorus 3, 4g Band 1, 2g
Prom Committeeg Girls' Intramurals.
DUANE L. CRYER "Buck"
This boy by the name of Buck
Deserves all kinds of luck.
JANE DAVIDSON "Davey"
There are not many beautiful
Girls around the school,
But Davey is an exception
To this rule.
'iCross My Heartvg Chorusg Band.
LAWRANCE J. DUPREY
Country life is healthful to the mind,
A better, nicer boy is hard to find.
F.F.A.g Boys' Intramuralsq 4fH Club,
WILSON G. DUPREY
A mother's pride, a father's joy,
Thank Goedness, he was a baby boy.
Hi-Y, National Honor Society -4, "Old
Kentucky Gardenng "The Mikado"g
Chorus 1, 2, 3, -lg Prom Committeez
junior Class Play Committceg Boy
JOE DETWILER "Dutch"
joe is a favorite "boy around this
The teachers even like him, here
For he never breaks a rule.
Bn ys' Intramurals.
WAYNE L. DUPREY
He has a smile that Hts his face,
And wears it every day,
We know why he wears this smile,
To scare Mr. Trouble away.
RUTH DUSTMAN "Dusty"
Dusty is a pretty girl
NYith hair that has a natural curl.
Shc'd make a good model, we might
And maybe she'll be one some
MADLYN EVANS "Midge" RICHARD
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She's very tall
But listen, all,
The higher they are
The harder they fall.
Girl Reservesg "King Koko"'3 Chorus
l, 2, 3, 43 Girls' Intramurals.
VIVIAN JEANETTE FISER
XVith a complexion like hers,
She never need worry,
When she wants a nusbancl
She won't have to scurry.
DOROTHY J. FORWALTER
A gentle mind by gentle deeds is
If this were a kingdom, she'd bc on
Girl Reservesg National Honor So'
ciety 43 Excalibur Statig Scarlet Quill
Staffg Chorus 33 Band 13 Prom Com'
mitteeg "The Late Christopher Bean".
LEONARD EAST "Big Red"
As a manager he is a peach.
Quite a guy this Leonard East.
"V" Club, Prom Committecg Fort
ball 2, 3, 43 Boys' Intramurals: Bas'
kethall Mzunager 3, 4.
JOAN EGGERSS "Jo"
,Io's all right
There's no one to argue that,
For anyone of us
She'd go up to bat.
G.A.A,3 G.A.A. Cabinet, National
Honor Society 3, 41 Excalibur Staffg
Scarlet Quill StaiI3 Student Council
1, 41 "Cross My Heartwg Prom Com-
mittee3 Class Mottrig Flower and
Color Committce3 Girls' Intramurals.
PEGGY R. EASTERLING
ROBERT EDSALL "Blondie
Blcndie is a shiek, it's truc,
What cares he how others do.
PATRICIA ANN ELDER
Pat would like to be a nurse,
This one thing we know,
XVC hope she has the hcst of luck.
As forward she dees go.
G.A.A.3 Girl Reservcsg Home E
cllllllQ Girlsi Intramurals,
ROBERT F. ESCHBACH
This jolly lad is Iull of fun,
NVhat he's given to clo, hcls sun
to get done!
Tall, dark, and handsome.is Dick
You know at once that he s no hick.
Hi-Y3 Excalibur Staff: Scarlet -Quill
Staff, Chorus 43 Band 1, Z, J. 43
Prom Committee3 Class Motto: flower
and Color Committeeg Orchestra l, 2,
33 Dance Orchestra 1, 2, -ll l30YS
Intramuralsg Boy Rotariang National
Honor Society 4.
GLORIS FORD "Red"
Always ready with help or smile,
You'll not find her like in many a
G.A.A.3 G.A.A. Cabinet3 Excalibur
Stalfg Chorus 13 Girls' Intramurals.
EUGENE FRANCIS "Tex"
We don't know where Tex gets his
But we think it fits him iust the
JAMES PRAYLICK 'iBilge"
.lim is a lover of music,
And hc sings it very well,
For him an exciting future,
Already we can fortell. N
HifYg Excalibur Stailg "King KoKo :
"Old Kentucky Gardcnug "The Mi'
kadong Chorus I, 2, 3, 4: Prom Com'
mitteeg Invitation Committee.
Neil is interested in everything,
Such as what makes the little hell
Hi-Yg Scarlet Quill Stziilig "V 5 Clubg
llandg Boys' Intramurals.
CHARLES E. GLANDER
Bud to the Marsh does go each day
To gain a trade that soon will pay.
Mary Friskney to this school is new,
But she has more friends than most
Girl Reservcsg Girls' Intramurals.
Dot thinks Turtle's a bit O.K.,
In her heart he's bound to stay.
G.A.A.: G.A.A. Cabinetg Girl Re-
servesg G. R. President, Band 1, 2, 35
Prom Committeeg Ring and Pin Com'
mittee: Girls' Intramurals.
Fritzi in the Chorus does like to
Maybe some day she can sing for a
Girl Reservesg Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45
A quiet unobtrusive lass is she.
She'll go far in this world, you'll see.
Girl Reservesg Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4.
THAD HALL "Parker"
lVhen Joy and Duty clash,
Let Duty go to smash.
llifYg "V" Clubg "Cross My Heart"g
Ring and Pin Committee: Orchestra
I, 2, 3, -43 Football, Boys' Intraf
niuralsg Invitation Committee.
,lackie's hair is pretty and red,
She is very popular it has been said.
Chorus 1, 2.
XVe've never seen such a good-
He must be very like his Dad.
ESTHER RUTH HARMAN
This girl is so shy
It's hard to say
What she enjoys most,
From day to day.
ROBERT HEATH "Bob'
Bob's not lazy.
just in love with restg
He sleeps in Study Hall
Along with the rest.
By the kindness of her ways,
She makes sweet the sourest days.
"Old Kentucky Garden", "King
Koko", Chorus 1, 2.
LEO JORDAN JR. "Zeke-'f
Quite a gentleman is Zeke,
Ile is quite commonly known as a
F,F.A., Boys' Intramuralsg 4-H Club.
MARVEL ARLENE KIEHL
Tiny is one of these lovable girls,
We like to call our friends,
We hate to see her leave us now
XVhen this school year ends.
Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Intramurals,
LOIS HOFFMAN "Shorty"
Shorty upon her violin plays
And leaves us all in a daze.
Girl Reserves: Band 3, 4, Orchestra
3, 43 Girls' Intramurals.
For a little girl, Colleen's name is
But she will change it some clay,
Or we surely are wrong.
G.A.A.g G.A.A. Cabinet, Girl Re-
serves, Excalibur Staffg Scarlet Quill
Staffg Prom Committeeg Girls Intra-
murals, "The Late Christopher Bean".
DOROTHY JANE HUNT
Her blonde hair is pretty,
Her face like a rose,
She might be a movie star,
Someday, who knows.
Band 2, 3, 4g Prom Committee.
A happy girl of right good will.
Her dancing feet are never still.
BETTY MAE KEAR "Bets"
Her ways are quiet and friendly
Her features sweet and true,
YVe're all very fond ef this senior
And wish her lots of luck, too.
G.A.A.g Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill
Staff, Chorus l, 2, Eg Prom Com'
mittee, Girls' Intramurals.
ARTHUR B. KISSEL "Art"
For all these years,
Art's been in the band,
A brilliant future for him
Band I, 2, 3, 4.
OSCAR E. I-IOFMANN "Ed"
Oscar is big, there's no question of
-But the bigger, the better for getting
F F.A,g Bcys' Intramurals, 4fH Club.
MARILYN J. HUNSTEAD
IVIarilyn is the type of girl,
That's summed up by the one word
Frr everyone she has a smile
She's always your friendfnot once
in a while.
f1.A.A,g G.A.A. Cabinet: Girl Re'
serves: Girl Reserve Cabinetg Na'
tional Honor Scciety -lg Excalibur
Staff, Scarlet Quill Stallg Student
Ccuncil Z, 3, Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Class
Maittog Flower and Color Committeeg
Orelaestra 43 Science Clubg Girls' In-
tramuralsg Student Librarian 3, 'gThe
Late Christopher Bean".
JOHN KILBURN HUNT
Nrthing is tco good for Bud,
Hc's really grand, yeu see
We wish him all the luck in the
For we know he holds the key!
President of HifY3 Student Council
4g Band 1, 25 Boys' Intramurals, Boy
MARY ALICE KLINGLER
Mllsic and laughter are at her call.
Lessons trouble her not at all.
G.A.A.g Girl Rcservesg "King KoKo"g
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Science Clubg Home
lic. Clubg Girls' Intramurals.
Fritz is a German
You can tell by his name,
But all Germans aren't bad,
HifYg Boys' Intramurals.
Bill is a member of the "V" Club,
And as a friend he is no dubb.
"V" Cluhg Football: Boys' Intraf
murals: Trades and Industries Safety
LOIS K. KREIDER "Louie"
Louie hasn't much to say,
But we all like her anyway.
Girls' Intramuralsg -PH Club.
JUNE LOUISE KREISCHER
NVe've never known anyone like
She is as wholesome as a new moon
She loves to visit all around the
And you'll never catch June sport-
ing a frown.
C.A.A., G.A.A. Cabinet: Girl Ref
serves, Girl Reserve Gabinetg Prom
Committeeg Home Ee. Clubg Girls'
Fred skips around from town to
Sometimes we wonder if he'll ever
VELMA LIN TON "Blackie"
Calm and steady, full of cheer.
Doing good throughout the year.
Mac is a tall and handsome boy,
With his heart girls like to toy.
Trades and Industries Safety Council.
JAMES MANSHIP "Jim"
jim's curly locks are the envy of
He wouldn't trade them for a box
HifY: Science Club.
Radio is Rnck's biggest aim,
We hope it brings him heaps of
Arlene is new to us this year,
But really O.K. from what we hear.
HOMER E. MAXSON
Homer is on his way
To something big some unknown
Trades and Industries Safety Council.
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RICHARD MORRIS "Heinie" ROBERT MOSIER "Moe"
Strength and manhood from him
As he bucks the opposing line.
"V" Clubg Band 1, 2, Football, Boys'
BETTY MURRAY "Betts"
She always knows what shc's talking
For this we give credit without a
G.A,A.g Girl Reservesg Girl Reserve
Cabinetg President of National Honor
Seeietyg Excalibur Staff, Scarlet Quill
Staflg "Cross My Heartwg "King
KoKo"g Chorus Ig Girls' Intramurals:
Assistant to Central Treasurerg Stu'
dent Secretary of Principalg 4fH Club.
RALPH EUGENE PARRISH
Lucky is just like his name,
NVe're sure some day he'll win some
YVhen girls are around he's very shy.
But he'll get over it by and by.
"V" Club: Prom Committeeg Class
Vice President 35 Basketballg Boys
IDA MAE MYERS "Ike"
Ida has been nicknamed g'Ike"
She's not afraid of a radio mike.
G,A.A.g Girl Reserves, Chorus 1, 2,
3, 4: Girls' Intramurals.
TED PAULLUS "Polly"
A boy of stature small is he,
A mighty man he's likely to be.
VERNON MEDAUGH "Vern"
Vernon hasn't much to say
But people like him just that way.
Chorus lg Boys' Intramurals.
RUSSELL MILLER, JR.
Russ is quite a friendly guy,
Heill either do or he- will die.
Band lg Boys' lntramuralsg Boys' Glee
JAMES RICHARD MONROE
.lim plays football and basketball,to0,
Tell us something that Jim can't do,
l'lifYg National Honor Society 4, "V"
Clubg Student Council 3, 49 "Old
Kentucky Gardeng "King KoKo"g
Chorus 1, Z3 Prom Committeeg Bas'
ketball: Footballg Boys' Intramurals:
DEAN MILLER "Dean"
Dean is our Editor,
One of the best.
He could put the paper out,
XVithout all the rest.
HifYg Excalibur Stailg Editor of Scarf
let Quillg "V" Club, Class Secretary
I, Z: Football, Boys' Intramuralsg
Cheerleader 3, 4.
NORMA GRACE MILLIGAN
She may look quiet and sedate,
But when you know her, she's just
National Honor Society 4g Band 1, 2g
Prom Committee: 4fH Club.
RICHARD J. MORGAN
Dick is handsome, as is easily seen,
If he were a girl, he's be Peony
HifYg National Honor Society 43 Stu'
dent Council 41 Band 1, 25 VicefPresi-
dent 23 Treasurer 11 Dance Orchestra
1, 2g Basketballg Boys' Intramuralsg
Don't let Ginny kid 'ya.
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JAMES M. PERRY "Fizz"
Fizzer and his little car are always
They will take you any place no
matter what the weather.
Feotball. Boys' Intrainurals.
Dick is so very full of pep.
That as a cheerleader hc has kept,
The student hoely yelling strong,
And leads us well in nur school
l'IifY, "V" Club, "Cross My Heart",
Chorus -lg Band 2, Cheerleader, Boy
CLARK POLLOCK 'iPoIIy"
XA gentleman of manners mild.
He is his mamzfs favorite child.
Excalibur Staff, Student Council 1, 2,
junior Class Play Committee, Science
'Clubg Photo Club 2.
LOYOLA PETERS "Pete"
Pete's future lies within the stars
He lives for the night so he can
V watch mars.
GENE POLING "St1'nkin' "
Where there are ladies, Glen's right
XVith a most gallant and courteous
HifY, "Cross My Heart", Chorus 3,
Blind l. 4, 3, Prom Committee, Class
Treasurer 2: Orchestra 1, 2, 3, Dance
Orchestra 1, 2. 31 Bny's Intramurals 1.
Starley is a star that's true
X-And her smile is twinkling too.
I-irl Reserves, Chorus 3, 4,
JOAN PUTMAN "Putt"
Earnestness and sport go well
Tom played in the Senior Class Play
As an actor he is very O.K.
Putt's true blue in spite of the
Y: i'Cross My Heart", Junior Class
G,A.A., G.A.A. Cabinet, Girl Ref
Committee, Boys' Intramurals,
Late Christopher Bean".
There never was a Ener fellow,
And never will there be one,
But we say this just to show
How much we like to see one.
Hi-Y, Excalibur Staff, Prom Commit-
tee, Football, Boys' Intramurals, Boys'
MARY DELCENIA RESOR
A dimple with every smile,
For this anyone would walk a mile.
G.A.A., Girl Reserves, "Old Ken'
tucky Garden", "The Mikado", "King
KoKo": Chorus 1, 2, 3. 4.
serves, G. R. Cabinet, Excalibur Staff,
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Prom Committee,
Class Secretary 3, Girls' Intramurals,
VIRGINIA MAE REED
She really can play ball X
XVhy, when you get her on a team.
The opposing players fall,
Girls' Intramurals, 4-H Club.
Nancy does go down the hall,
Making fun with one and all.
G.A.A., Girl Reserves, "Old Ken-
tucky Gardenn, Chorus 2, 4, Band 2,
3, Home Ee. Club, Girls' Intramurals.
RUTH JEANNETTE SMITH
Ruthie's eyes are big and bright,
Over her many boys do fight.
Chorus 1, Z, 3, 4, Girls' Intramurals.
GENE R. SPRINGER "Gene"
Gene and janet are two of a kind,
They've always got each other on
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 3, 4,
LILLIAN MARIE STEPHENS
Lillian is very blue of eye,
But we don't believe she's very shy.
Girl Reserves, Excalibur Staff, Chorus,
Basketball, Girls' Intramurals.
FRED L. SCHLATTER
Fred and his truck are two of a kind,
No better friends on this earth will
lIifY, Band 2.
JOHN SHOOP "Johnnie"
Johnnie drives a car
lVith the greatest of ease.
And with the girls
He is a tease.
Hi-Y, National Honor Society 4, Ex-
calibur Stall, Scarlet Quill Stall, i'Old
Kentucky Garden", uThe Mikado",
i'King Koko", Chorus 1, 2, 3, Class
Motto, Flower and Color Committee,
Boys' Intramurals, "The Late Chris'
NELLETA SIDLE "Nell"
Nell is a very quiet, dark eyed girl,
Some day with these she'll win an
A sunny disposition
And a bright shining smile,
Connie tops us all for brains
For in her work she takes great
G.A.A., Girl Reserves, G. R. Cab'
inet, National Honor Society 3, 4,
Excalibur Stall, Chorus 1, 2, Science
ROGER STEELE HR0dge"
Whenever you want to have some
.lust telephone to Rodge,
He is the jolliest guy at school,
And has as his model the Golden
HifY, Excalibur Staff, Boys' Intraf
lVhat is worth doing is worth doing
And in all things does Stevie excell.
G.A.A., Girl Reserves, National Honor
Society 4, Editor-in-Chief of the Ex'
calibur, Scarlet Quill Staff, Band 1, 2,
3, 4, Band Cabinet, Prom Committee,
OfChC-SUE 1. 2, 3, 4, Dance Orches'
tra 49 Girls' Intramurals.
PATRICIA JANE SCOTT
Quiet, but not too shy is she,
Perhaps in the future somebody
great she'll he.
Chorus 1, 2, Prom Committee.
CHARLES G. SIDERS, JR.
Little Apple is his name,
We bet he will win fame,
A small and mighty man is he,
A great man in the future sure to be.
"V" Club, Football, Boys' Intral
DOROTHY JEAN SMITH
A regular human being
That is instantly known on seeing
MARY JANE STOVER
From Marian, Indiana, shc has come
And over her our boys have made
Girl Rcservesg Chorus 45 Girls' Intraf
4fH is no hobby with Walter
I'Ie'll go to the top and never falter.
F.F.A., Boys' Intramuralsg 4-H Club.
ROBERT EUGENE '
As a football manager Bob excelled,
XVith capital letters his name should
Footballg Boys' Intramuralsg Football
Sunny has a smile for all
She's always at our heck and call.
Girl Reservesg Excalibur Statfg Girls
Intramurals: Student Librarian 3, 4.
JOHN WILLIAM TINDALL
Bill is an all star of geart renown,
We know he wouldn't let us down.
Hi-Yg "V" Clubg Basketballg Footballg
Boys' Intramurals: "The Late Chris'
STANLEY TOLAN "Stan"
Leng and lanky, lean and light.
No wonder the girls over him do
Hi'Y: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill
Starfg Student Council 4g Prom Com'
mitteeg junior Class Play Committee.
DONALD WILLIAM JIM VADAKIN "Jim"
Don That eager look and thoughtful brow.
Don is 3 blcnde that We think is Prove him the man that's needed
swell, now. H
We know him and like him very well' Excalibur Staifg Boys Intramurals.
EDDIE VIKUPITZ "Vick"
Vick may be mischevious,
But he surely is no crank,
XVe know that he is going to be
As handsome as brother Frank.
Footballg Boys' Intramurals.
EUGENE WANDELL "Hap"
Hap is happy go lucky
just like his name.
Throughout all of his life,
He'll remain the same,
"V" Clubg Footballg Boys' Intraf
WILLIAM E. WAGONROD
Bill will never know what a time
To make up a poem that isn't too
HELENE WEBSTER "Sonia,'
A news reporter on the Daily Blat,
NVould suit Helene just fine.
She would like to cover all the news
At a dollar and a half a line,
G.A.A.g Girl Reservesg National Honor
Society -41 Excalibur Staifg Scarlet Quill
Staflg Band 3, -lg Orchestra 23 Science
Cluhg Girls' Intramurals.
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BYRON B. WERMER "Buck"
Byron is a farmer boy,
But what is wrong with that?
I'Ie'll raise lots of cows and chickens,
So people like us can grow fat.
F.F.A.g Boys' Intramurals.
BETTY JEANNE WILLIMAN
As merry as the clay is long
XVhenever you sce her, sheis sing-
ing a song.
Girl Reservesg Chorus 43 Band l, 2, 3,
Prom Committee: Home Ec, Club,
HELEN MARIE WISE
She is tall and dark and has brown
But with all that she's very Wisc.
Girl Reserves: Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Prom
Committeeg Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Home
JOSEPH WOLF "Jo"
As a drum major jo was tops,
XVC hope his good work never stops,
Hi-Yg National Honor Society 4, Ex'
calibur Staff: "Cross My I'Ieart"g
Chorus -4: Band l, 2, 3, -tg Band
Cabinetg Orchestra l, 2, 34 Dance
Orchestra l, 3, 4g President of Lyre
Clubg Drum Major.
ILO MAE WYANDT "Ike"
Ike is right
And right is might.
Quiet and unobtrusive, but she gets
there just the same,
In this world of wonders, she'll
surely make a name,
BETTY JANE YOCUM
With an answer always ready.
She's a scholar, true and steady.
Girl Reservesg National Honor So'
ciety 43 Excalibur Stall, Student Counf
eil 3, Band 1, 2, 3, 4g Orchestra 3, 45
Dance Orchestra 4: Lyre Clubg "The
Late Christopher Bean".
DONALD FERNE YOUNG
Never a sound from this sly lad,
He ought to make some girl's heart
WILLIAM WERMER, JR,
Bill is a farmer
But that's all right,
lill bet heis the
Object of some girl's delight.
liiIi.A.g Boys' Intramurals.
ANN XVILLOUGHBY "Ann"
There never was a truer frfend,
A better sport, we all contend,
We wish you all the luck there is,
Because at your work you are a whiz.
National Honor Seciety 4g Excalibur
Slaflg Scarlet Quzll Staffg Student
Council 2, Chorus 2, 3, Band 1, 2, 3.
PERRY GEORGE WISE
Perry is a guy who's full of the old
But, all in all, I guess you would
call him a brick.
HifYg Boys' Intramuralsg 'gThe Late
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LA T WILL A D TE TAIVIENT
I, Harry Adams, do hereby will my ability
to get along with the girls to any other dope
who wants it.
I, Joan Adams, do hereby will my ability
to get or not to get bookkeeping to Harriet
I. Harvey Agler, do hereby will my ability
to shave every morning to Richard David
I, Velora May Agler, do hereby will my
desire to study to my brother, Branson Alva,
I, Charles Albright, do hereby will my
football shoes to Donn Sells who sure needs
I, Nathan Bailey, do hereby will every-
thing to my girl, Alice Louise Waldron.
I, Jean Baltzell, do hereby will my ability
to get along with Mr. Bollenbacher to my
I, Gordon Baxter, do hereby will my driv-
ing ability to any dumb driver who wants it.
I, Romaine Bayles, do hereby will my
ability to slip by Mr, Mason in second floor
hall to Betty Jane Ladd.
I, Helen Beamer, do hereby will my front
seat in Shorthand Class to Margaret Wade.
I, Jack Beavo, do hereby will my paper
route to any energetic person.
I, Alice Beck, do hereby will my excess
typing power to my sister, Grace.
I, Betty Bell, do hereby will my ability
not to blush while talking to teachers or
friends to Marilyn Shoop.
I, Mary Beverly, lo hereby will my ability
not to argue with people who are right to
I, Grace Black. do hereby will my ability
to get back to school early at noon lo Louis
I, Kathleen Blair, do hereby will my lower
locker which I have been blessed with for
four years to Eleanor Jean Wild f'46l.
I, Junior Brake, do hereby will my old,
torn, and worn left sweat sock to Branson
I, Charles Brodnix, do hereby will my
ability to get along with girls to anybody.
I, Forest Brittson, do hereby will some
laughter and a little quietness to Graydon
I, Betty Buechner, do hereby will my sunny
disposition to any underclassman needing it.
I, Dorothy Burley, do hereby will my
tallness to my sister, Rose,
I, Frank Carothers, do hereby will my
ability to talk in class to Graydon Jerome.
I, Joanne Carter, do hereby will my tony
Hngernails to Barbara Hennerman.
I, Frances Cole, do hereby will my worn
out excuse slip to my brother.
I, Joan Conley, do hereby will my ability
to chew gum in class to the students in Miss
Armstrong's Home Room.
I, Kenny Conn, do hereby will my bash-
fulness to Jim Stoops.
I, Gloria Conrad, do hereby will my abil-
ity to slide through the Senior year to any-
body who needs it.
I, John Coon, do hereby will my ability
to get along with my teachers to Ray Winters,
I, Robert Cooper, do hereby will my love
for the machine shop to anyone who wants
I, Dorothy Coupland, do hereby will my
red hair to my sister.
I, Doris Courtney, do hereby will my left
gym shoe to Patty Baxter.
I, Austin Cox, do hereby will my left
religiously holy gym sock to Randall Black.
I, Duane Cryer, do hereby will my gym
basket to Chet Hunter.
I, Jane Davidson, do hereby will my gym
socks which were taken at the beginning of
the year to whoever has them.
I, Joe Detwiler, do hereby will my ability
to be the Hrst one to school and the last one
to study to anyone who Wants to try it.
I, Laurence Duprey, do hereby will my
bashfulness to anyone interested.
I, Ruth Dustman, do hereby will one lock
of my hair and two inches of my height to
I, Wilson Duprey, do hereby will my
steady patience' to Miss Armstrong.
I, Wayne Duprey, do hereby will my
ability to keep quiet at the right time to
anyone who needs it.
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I, Leonard East, do hereby will the
splinters in the seat of my football pants to
I, Robert Edsall, do hereby will my golden
locks to Miss Hall.
I, Joan Eggerss, do hereby will my upper
locker which is in the most congested part
of the school to- anyone who is unlucky
enough to get it.
I, Patricia Elder, do hereby will my will-
ingness to will my will to anyone who is
willing to have the will I will.
I, Peggy Easterling, do hereby will my
long curly hair to Mr. Livingston.
I, Robert Eschbach, do hereby will my
ability to grind gears to anyone who would
I, Madlyn Evans, do hereby will my happy
smile in home room to Miss Hallj
I, Richard Feigert, do hereby will my
facial expressions to Gene Miller of the fresh-
I, Jeanette Fiser, do hereby will my inno-
cence to my sister, Babe.
I, Gloris Ford, do hereby will my long
red tresses to Mr. Livingston.
I, Dorothy Forwalter, do hereby will my
ability to break laboratory equipment in chem-
istry to my brother, Jim.
I, Walter Fouty, do hereby will one pair
of red wool pants which
are to be used
throughout the basketball season to Clyde
I, Eugene Frances, do hereby will my love
for the machine shop to anyone who would
I, James Eraylick, do hereby will my big
feet to Elinora Gallent.
I, Mary Friskney, do hereby will the first
seat in the first row in the first period study
hall to any unlucky person.
I, Neil Geary, do hereby
to get along with the girls
I, Dorothy Germann, do
hall that was so purposely
will my ability
to anyone who
hereby will the
used by me to
I, Charles Glander, do hereby will my
ability to take apart machinery to anyone
who wants it.
I, Margiebell Glander, do hereby will my
top locker which I have had for my four
years of high school to any on-coming fresh-
I, Martha Gorrell, do hereby will my big
mouth to anyone who has the time and
energy to devote to all the work the thing
makes for me.
I, Virginia Graham, do hereby will my
ability to receive class rings to my sister,
I, Robert Guinn, do hereby will my en-
thusiasm for arguing to David Linser.
I, Thad Hall, do hereby will my ability
to receive passes to Johnny Stuckey.
I, Easter Harman, do hereby will my
ability to play soft ball to Bertha Dunno.
I, Jacqueline Hartley, do hereby will all
my good times to my friends.
I, Robert Heath, do hereby will my love
for solving things to Dick Armstrong.
I, Lois Hoffman, do hereby will my
ability to "love and leave 'em" to Lois Sink.
I, Oscar Hoffman, do hereby will my
height to Richard Babcock.
I, Colleen Humrickhouse, do hereby will
the ability to bear the different ways my last
name has been pronounced and spelled to
my brother, Roger.
I, Marilyn Hunstead, do hereby will my
ability to play the clarinet to Doyt Spridgeon.
I, Dorothy Hunt, do hereby will my lin-
gernails to Margaret Ellen Greenewald.
I. John Kilburn Hunt, do hereby will my
stuttering to any sap that Wants it.
I, Janet Jerome, do hereby will my bash-
fulness to anyone who wants it.
I. Gernadean Johnston, do hereby will my
ability to Betty Hartmier.
I, Junior Jordan, because I am stubborn
and bull-headed will not will.
I, Betty Kear, do hereby will my ability
to chew gum and get away With it in Mr.
Bollenbacher's class to whoever deserves it.
I, Marvel Kiehl, do hereby will my one
hand shots in basketball to Lizzie Imler.
I, Arthur Kissel, do hereby will my love
of reading Shakespeare to anyone who wants
I, Mary Alice Klingler, do hereby will my
sunny disposition to Mr. Bowdle.
I, Lois Kreider, do hereby will my love
for typing to anyone who may need it.
I. Gaylord Kreischer, do hereby will my
bashfulness to Dan Morris.
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I, June Kreischer, do hereby will my'gym
sox, which I don't have, to Patsy Hamilton.
I, James Lamy, do hereby will my pro-
voking dimple to Ciraydon Jerome.
I, Bill Leffel, do hereby will all my pic-
tures of beautiful women to my roommate,
I, Fred Leiter, do hereby will my bull-
headedness to any dope who needs it.
I, Velma Linton, do hereby will my good
times to all my friends at Van Wert High.
I, Carl James Longsworth, do hereby will
my presidency of the Future Farmers of
America to Cloyd Waltz.
I, Gene McCollum, do hereby will my
ability to get to school late to John Truax.
I, Arlene McConnell, do hereby will my
immense dislike for oral reports to Joseph
I, James Manship, do hereby will any-
thing I have to anybody who wants it.
I, Homer Maxon, do hereby will my
straight razor to my brother Virgil, Cif he
can use it without cutting his throatj
I, Vernon Medaugh, do hereby will my
quietness in civics to anyone Mr. Bowen
thinks might need it next year.
I, Dean Miller, do hereby will my ability
to attend every football game for four years
to anyone having a good set of tires.
I, Russel Miller, do hereby will my good
sportsmanship to Bob Ziegler.
I, Norma Milligan, do hereby will my
ability to read my shorthand Cmost of the
timej to my brother Arthur.
I, Jim Monroe, do hereby will my ability
to understand girls to my brother Bud.
I, Dick Morgan, do hereby will all my
school books to the U.S.O.
I, Richard Morris, do hereby will my Ray-
mond Scott Cbest swing band in the Worldj
phonograph record collection to my brother
I, Bob Mosier, do hereby will my beard
and short haircut to Paul Bodkins,
I, Betty Murray, do hereby will my love
for my school and all the good times I've
had in it to my kid brother Bob.
I, Ida Myers, do hereby will my old
decrepit gym shoes to any freshman who
can make them wear longer.
I, Ralph Parrish, do hereby will my fond-
ness for blondes to Junior Baker.
I. Ted Paullus, do hereby will my quiet-
ness to Ray Winters.
I, James Perry, do hereby will the hair
on my chest to Mr. Livingstone who needs
it more than I.
I, Ralph Peters, do hereby will my scien-
tific ability to Donald Huhn.
I. Dick Pettijohn, do hereby will my flex-
ible, super dooper, tipped up magephone to
I, Glen Poling, do hereby will my weak-
ness for little women to Richard Anderson.
I, Clark Pollock, do hereby will to the
janitors, fifty feet of extension cord which
will be needed next year if Oscar Alspach
runs the projector.
I, Starley Pollock, do hereby will my
studious nature to Sara Cook, who needs it.
I, Thomas Preston, do hereby will my
dimple to Clark Terry, who needs it.
I. Joan Putman, do hereby will my blue
gym suit to whoever swiped the belt to it.
I, Eugene Redrup, do hereby will my
ability to tell the truth to Babe Fiser,
I, Virginia Reed, do hereby will my luck
of having an upper locker all four years to
my brother Paul.
I, Mary Resor, do hereby will my shoes,
size four, to anyone who Wears over an
I, Nancy Reynolds, do hereby will my
sense of humor to any incoming Freshman
who needs it.
I. Fred Schlatter, do hereby will my
ability to keep away from the police to Bud
I, Patty Scott. do hereby will my ability
in shorthand to Mary Davis.
I. John Shoop, do hereby will my position
as secretary in the Hi-Y to any dumb sucker
who has' shoulders broad enough to bear the
I, Charles Siders, do hereby will my
ability for getting into lights with teachers
and students to Raymond Williams.
I, Nelleta Sidle, do hereby will my tech-
nique for being independent to Betty Belle
I, Dorothy Smith, do hereby will my curly
hair to Barbara Jones.
I, Ruth Smith, do hereby will my flirta-
tious moods to Mr. Bowen.
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I, Constance Soldner, do hereby will my
appendix to Eleanor Hall, who is so un-
fortunate in having had hers removed.
I, Gene Springer, do hereby will my study
hall seat, to whoever likes to talk,
I, Roger Steele, do hereby will my beard
to Junior Knoll.
I, Lillian Stephens, do hereby will my typ-
ing ability to any Sophomore who deserves
I, Betty Stevens, do hereby will my job
as Editor-in-Chief of the year book to any
I, Jane Stover, do hereby will to Virginia
Olberding my auburn CU locks fbut not
keysj plus all my freckles.
I, Norman Sunderland, do hereby will my
ability to get along with Miss Gauvey to my
I, Walter Thompson, do hereby will my
ability to be a bachelor to Howard Hoffman.
I, Bill Tindall, do hereby will all my
school books to Bob Smith.
I, Robert Tindall, do hereby will my height
to any short Freshman boy.
I, Stan Tolan, do hereby will my appe-
tite to Dave Balyeat.
I, Don Unterbrink, do hereby will my
cooking ability to anyone who doesn't have
I, Jim Vadakin, do hereby will my ability
to sleep anytime and anywhere to Ervin
Place, who would do O.K, without it.
I, Eddie Vikupitz, do hereby will my well
developed legs to Jack Shoemaker, my be-
loved roommate who surely needs them.
I, Bill Wagonrod, do hereby will my
broken tooth to John Truax.
I, Hap Wandell, do hereby will my ability
to cut gears to Pat Maher.
I, Helene Webster, do hereby will my
ability to keep my locker in general con-
fusion, to my sister Phyllis.
I, Byron Wermer, do hereby will my
ability to work agriculture plow problems to
I. Bill Wermer, do hereby will my ability
to keep away from the girls to Russ Buech-
ner. who will soon need it.
I, Betty Williman, do hereby will my
school girl figure to Peg McKeddie.
I, Ann Willoughby, do hereby will my
height, which was willed to me by Donna
Bebout, to Betty Jane Ladd.
I, Helen Marie Wise, do hereby will my
good times as a Senior to all the Junior girls.
I, Perry Wise, do hereby will my ability
to get through high school Without doing
any work to Helen Joan Gunsett, who needs
I, Jo Wolf, do hereby will all my old drum
beats to Jack "Krupa" Clifton.
I, Minnie Wooderson, do hereby will my
sleepy disposition to Alice Moore who insists
on keeping me awake.
I, Ila Mae Wyandt, do hereby will my
holy gym suit to Bernita Ray.
I, Betty Jane Yocum, do hereby will my
ability to play the wrong notes at the wrong
time to Nora Presler.
I, Ferne Young, do hereby will my young
appearance to anyone younger than I.
Van Wert High School students lead the Way
For We love the scarlet and the gray:
We shall proudly always highest tribute pay
To Van Wert High.
We shall ever do the best We can,
Make our school the first one in the land,
And our truest moral objects always stand
Above them all.
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MR. C. D. Fox
Superintendent of Schools
The class of Nineteen Hundred and
Forty-Two has a close kinship to Mr.
Fox, inasmuch as we started in high
school at the same time he started in his
new position here, We are indebted to
him for much of the new equipment
that has been added to the various de-
partments in the high school. We like
his cheery smile and friendly disposition.
He is easy to approach and we carry
away with us happy recollections of
Secretary to Mr. Fox
6XCaALuf Page 2 3
For quite a number of years now a
gentleman, in every sense of the word,
has presided over the destinies of Van
Wert High School. His earnest loyalty
and evident fairness impress all who
come in Contact with him. Mr. Bowdle
Works long hours at his job and we
are sure that records of our graduates
reflect some of the results of his unfailing
BETTY BUECHNER .AND BETTY MURRAY
Student Secretaries to Mr. Bowdle
MR, C. P, BOWDLE
Principal of Van We t High Sch F
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MR. P. EARL SHAFPER
To Mr. F. Earl Shaffer the class of
Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Two feels
that it owes a debt of gratitude. His
duties are many and varied-ranging in
many directions. He is clerk of the
Board of Education, attendance officer,
juvenile oflicer, purchasing agent for
building and janitorial supplies, custo-
dian of the DePuy fund Cwhat might
be called a pupils relations oflicerj, and
has even been acting Principal in the
absence of Mr. Bowdle.
Secretary to Mr. Shaffer
gxcaggur Page 31
OWERS WILLIMAN KING FORWALTER STOOPS
The original responsibility for the Van Wert City School system is vested
in the group of men pictured above. They are elected to the position of Board
of Education members by the voters of the school district. These men serve their
community in this arduous task without compensation and we wish to take
this opportunity to tender our appreciation for their efforts.
The present Board is made up of the following: Harry F. Bowers, presi-
dent. He owns and operates Bowers Drug Store. A. Holmes Stoops, vice-presi-
dent. He is the General Manager of the Stoops Packing Company. E. B. King
owns and operates King's Grocery. C. W. Williman, senior member of Williman
and Sons Market. Dr. Maurice Forwalter, dentist.
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Fil'Sl ROLU- Second Row-
ETHEL ARMSTRONG: RUTH FLALER:
Plain Geometry, World History. English I.
Miami University, Ohio State. Bowling Green, Ohio State.
RALPH BOLLENBACHER: RALPH GALLAPOO:
Shorthand II, Typewriting Il, Bookkeeping I, Ollice Civics, Geography, Commercial Law, Salesmanship,
Bliss College, Kent State University, Denver Uni- Ohio Northern, Bowling Green
GENEVIEVE BORDEN: French II, English III, English I.
Shorthand l, Typewriting I, English II, Junior Trinity College.
High Home Economics.
Bluffton, Ohio Northern, Bowling Green, Colorado FLOYD GEHRES:
University. Industrial Arts.
Bowling Green, Ohio State.
Vw7o1'ld History, American History, Civics, Economics, GRACE HALL:
Bowling Green, Ohio State. Latin I, II, English IV.
University of Berlin, Germany, Ohio Wesleyan, Uni-
JAMES L. BROWN: versity of Chicago.
Instructor of Welding and its related subjects.
I. G. KATTERHEINRICH:
H. S- DARING: Stenography I, Bookkeeping II, Typewriting I.
Instructor of Auto Mechanics and its related subjects. Bllss College' Kent Slate College' Auglalze County
English H JOHN LEONARD:
' Vocational, Agricultural.
Olllo Wesleyan' Wlsconsln Manchester College, Ohio State.
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Biology, American History.
University of Michigan, Ohio Wesleyan. University
Industrial Arts, Mechanical Drawing.
Ohio Northern, Ohio State.
Coordinator of Trades and Industries, American and
Industrial History, Related Mathematics, Blue
Print Reading and Sketching.
Ohio Northern, Ashland College, University of
Miami University, Ohio State.
American History, Girl's Physical Education.
Ohio State, Oberlin. Bennington College, Vermont.
R. D. PENNELL:
Instructor of Machine shop and its related subjects,
General Science, Boy's Physical Education, Ohio
R. P. RAUCH:
Commercial Arithmetic, General Business.
Miami University, Ohio State.
Home Economics I, II, Boy's Home Living, Art.
Algebra. Advanced Algebra and Solid Geometry,
Defiance, Columbia University, Illinois University.
H. B. SPEITH:
Physics, General Science.
Defiance, Ohio State, Bowling Green,
Huntington College, Giflin College, Bowling Green,
English IV, Speech, English III.
Ohio Wesleyan, Ohio State. Western Reserve.
College of Music, Indianapolis, Indiana, Dana's
Music College, Warren, Ohio.
Instructor of Electric Shop and its related subjects.
Ohio Northern, Ohio State.
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Third row: Smith
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rel, Keil, Baer, Agler.
Second row: Bebout
Stripe, Sites, Shoop, Kin-
der, McKeddie, Davis
First row: Bell, Dull
Bates, Graham, Leiter, Ni-
hiser, Sink, Hisey, Bell.
Fourth row: Young
Haines. Spring, McCoy
McConahey. Tossey, Gar-
ve r, Dixon, Waldron.
Third row: Dunno
XVade, Pace, Knitlle
Busch, Bates, Tait, Ditto
Second row: Weber
Foreste. Thomas, John-
son. Anderson. Zinsmas-
ter, Collins. Winhover
First row: Hamman
Wilkie, Strother, Brake
Huhn, Vaske, Davis
Fourth row: Unter-
brink. Painter. Morris
Sells, Hunter, Cox, Fre-
ricks, Ford, Brown.
Third row: Klewer
Place, Griflis, Collins
Weigle. Shoemaker, Cur-
Second row: Kreischer
Longsworth, Waltz, Al-
spach. VValters. Shaw
First row. Cook, VVin-
ters, Dickson, Crowe
Hiles, Ladd, Clark
Fourth row: Baker
Barrientos, Pritchard, Ma
her, Wyandt. Green. Bar
Third row: Harr
Keith, Balliet, Grandstaff
Anderson. Baer, Sharp
Mullen, Williams, Wil-
Second row: Gabriel
Imler, Kenyon, Elder
Collier, Heckert, Rhoads
Feigert, Evans. Stewart,
First row: Moore
Cook, Ditto, Click, Raye
Remmy. Presler, Raabe
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JU 1011 CL SS HI TORY
As Freshmen, we entered Van Wert High School in a big way, 198 strong. After some
vigorous campaigning, we elected as class officers Charles Zinsmaster for president, Elizabeth
lmler for vice-president, Bernard Haines for secretary, and Jean Corathers for treasurer.
Besides contributing many boys to the football and basketball squads, we were represented
among the cheerleaders by Bobbie Lou Allen. Many Freshmen boys went out for football and
received their numerals. Donn Sells was the only Freshman member of the "V" Club. Six
Freshmen received their numerals for basketball. ln the intramurals we, as Freshmen, were quite
obscure both in the boys' and girls' leagues. But what we lacked in scores we made up in spirit.
The American Legion Essay Contest winners were Elizabeth lmler and Herbert Klewer.
When we came back as Sophomores, our class had dwindled in some mysterious way to 163
pupils. Nevertheless we got off to a flying start by electing Charles Zinsmaster president, Jim
Stoops for vice-president, Bobbie Lou Allen for secretary, and Donn Sells for treasurer. Bobbie
Lou Allen again represented us among the cheerleaders and received her Of the large num-
ber of boys from our class who played football, Richard Cirandstaff, Chester Hunter, Donn
Sells, and John Stuckey, received their "V's". After basketball season Paul Bodkins, Donn Sells,
Jim Stoops, and John Stuckey received A'V's".
Our Sophomore year we still were unable to become outstanding in intramurals. Neverthe-
less many boys took part in the basketball and softball leagues. The girls were active in soccor.
badminton, basketball, volleyball, and softball. Among those girls who received G.A.A. "Vs:
were Bobbie Lou Allen, Marcia Balyeat, Bobbie Clark, Margaret Ellen Cireenewald, Barbara
Kenyon, Jo Ann Mason, Martha Remmy, and Jean Roggenkemper. Not the least of our accom-
plishments, was the hilarious Sophomore Assembly. The American Legion Essay Contest win-
ners were Alice Weber and Rex Griflis.
When we entered school this year, we were upperclassmen-all 157 of us. What a con-
trast to those green Freshmen back in '39l
We elected as president Charles Zinsmaster for a third term. For vice-president we chose
Paul Bodkins, for secretary, Jo Ann Mason, and for treasurer, Don Shaw.
Bobbie Lou Allen and Joanna Beemer were cheerleaders this year.
After our very successful football year, Bob Barrfentos, Richard Grandstalf, Art Green,
Chet Hunter, Pat Maher, Dan Morris, Donn Sells, Jim Stoops, John Stuckey, and Charles Zins-
master, received their letters, and gold footballs.
Our Junior Class Play, 'AOne Wild Night", was presented to a large audience. The cast
included Branson Agler, Rodger Alspach, Bobbie Clark, Howard Cobb, Myrtle Collins, Doyt
Cox, Edward Frericks, Helen Joan Gunsett, Betty Hartmeir, Barbara Kenyon, Jo Ann Mason,
Dan Morris, Nora Presler, Edith Raabe, Martha Remmy, Don Shaw, and Charles Zinsmaster.
The Junior members of the National Honor Society are lrene Bell, Patricia Dull, Helen
Joan Gunsett, Jo Ann Mason, Edith Raabe, Jack Weigle, Marjorie Wilkie, and Charles Zins-
This year in boys' intramurals we made up for our rather unimportant previous record.
The Junior "B" team won the HB" league championship. The Junior "A" team won the ln-
tramural Basketball Tournament.
The class rings and pins were chosen by a committee of Rodger Alspach, Betty Hisey, Edith
Raabe, Jack Weigle, and Charles Zinsmaster.
The Lyre Club. which was organized this year for the special recognition of those Band
members who had earned their Lyre pins, included three Juniors, Nora Presler, John Oswalt,
and Don Wolf. ,
Having survived our nrst three years, we are looking forward to a successful Senior year
when we will take the place of this year's illustrious Seniors.
' Edith Raabe.
SOPHOMORE CLASS ,
Fourth row: Forman
Milligan, Davis, Shaw
Maxon, Miller, Bebout.
Third row: William-
son, Collins, Beck, Whit
craft, Routt, Winters
Wallace. Young, Ford,
Second row: Miller
Williams, Rogers, Poling
Owens, Mahan, Hall
First row: Grant, Wait-
man, Wherry, Fiser, Ol-
berding, Gamble, Leiter
Fourth row: Brum-
back, Coon. Showalter
Taylor, Kreider, Miller
Third row: Poling
Lillick, Galloway, Pal-
mer, Pierce, Klewer
Second row: Johns
Long, Pierce, Allen, Da-
vidson, Cryer, Asbbaugh
First row: Schreiner
Lea herman, Robinson,
Wise, Jenkins, Grubb
Fourth row: Morgan
Felger, Barber, Humerick-
house, Scott, Resor
Davis, Balyeat, Bayles.
Third row: Bricker.
Brubaker, Miller, John-
son, Boroff, Burley, Stet-
Second row: Gallapoo,
Beard, Conley, Fleming,
Baltzell, Rise, Albright,
First row: Sigler, Shin-
gledtcker. Smith, Canny
Dunifon, Good, wiikief
Baxter, Green, Webster.
Fourth row: Clifton,
Blue, Lintemoot, Siders.
Stover, Kline, Stuck,
Third row: M:Grew,
Green, Cotterman, Phil-
lips, Moore, Pearson,
Stahl, Hoffman, Richie.
Second row: Severns,
Black, Wilmert, Zinsmas-
ter, Cole, Towsey, Tow-
sey, Klewer, Jones,
First row: Kimmel.
Manship, Haller, Harr,
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0PH0lVl0RE CLASS HI TORY
The class of '44 comprised of girls and boys assembled in the Study Hall of the Van Wert
High School in September, l94O, all unaware of the hard work, good times, and adventur9S
that they were to find in high school.
We passed from this state of blissful ignorance in time to elect a competent group of class
officers. These were Jack Clifton, president, George Johnson, vice-president: Margaret Stetler,
secretary: and June Conley, treasurer. Soon after this our representatives to the Student Coun-
cil, Ralph Rasbe, Clyde Coon, Patty Baxter, and Eleanor Hall were chosen.
In the two major sports, football and basketball, we were well represented for Freshmen.
Those boys who went out for football were David Balyeat, Gene Bebout, Clyde Coon, Clyde
Ford, George Johnson, and Charles Kline. ln basketball only two of our members made the
Reserves: Harlan Taylor and George Johnson.
Both our boys and our girls had a good spirit but an unremarkable record in intramurals
as Freshmen usually do.
There were many Freshmen in orchestra, band, and chorus, while a good percentage of our
girls attended Girl Reserves and G.A.A. Dorcas Owens was elected Freshman representative to
In looking back over our first year in high school we have decided that he had many good
times and rather enjoyed the kidding that goes with being Freshmen. We realize that we had
learned much, in studies and other lines, and looked forward to the next year.
With superior smiles and manner the class of '44 again entered Van Wert High School in
the fall of '4l. But now the 79 girls and 70 boys were Sophomores and occupied five home
rooms instead of the study hall.
A completely diferent set of officers was chosen this year with Clyde Coon, president: Vir-
ginia Olberding, vice-president: Yvonne Leatherman, secretary: and Bonnie Preston, treasurer.
Returns from the Student Council election showed that Jack Clifton, Yvonne Gallapoo, Elea-
nor Hall, Dorcas Owens, and June Waitman were our representatives. Dorcas was elected secre-
tary of the Student Council.
This'year David Balyeat, Gene Bebout, Clyde Coon, Clyde Ford, Charles Kline, "Rusty"
Pierce, Dick Showalter, and Dick Whitcraft were out for football. Several of these boys saw
some action. Many of our boys made the Reserve basketball team, and two of them, Tommy
Galloway, and Harlan Taylor, proved themselves worthy of the varsity. Harlan Taylor re-
ceived his letter for basketball.
U Again this year many Sophomores contributed to the music of the band and orchestra
while a greater number than usual took part in chorus and the Choral Concert.
Our girls were very active this year in the G. R. and in the G.A.A. Peg Bernheisel, Elea-
nor Hall, Virginia Olberding, and Dorcas Owens were on the cabinet. Several girls received
their red V's, and may got their numerals and small letters for participating in intramurals and
Our boys and girls fared somewhat better in their intramurals this year, and both dis-
played the same excellent spirit.
One 'member of our cass Ralph Raabe, has distinguished himself by being appointed to
Culver Military Academy on a scholarship. Although he is there now, we consider him as one
of our classmates and are proud of his achievements.
Members of our class have been very active in assemblies, in attending football and bas-
ketball games, in their radio broadcast, and in various other activities.
We are proud to be the first Sophomore Class to win the first prize in the Activities' Ticket
Drive. This was due mainly to the eHforts of Clyde Coon, our president.
Now as our days as underclassmen are drawing to a close, we stop to consider our experi-
ences, accomplishments and mistakes. Although we have some regrets we feel that when we
return next year as upperclassmen we'll really know our way around. If our next two years are
as worthwhile as these first two, we'll be satisfied.
FRESHMAN CLASS -
Fourth row 1 Knoll
Putman, Duprey, Hoff-
man, Miller, Bates, Sold-
ner, Hisey, Miller, Sun-
Third row: Dickson
Trim, Halloway, Horther
Monroe, Forwalter, Fox
Second row: Beverly
Saam, Boyer, Blue, Rus-
sel, Finch, Winters, Fer-
guson, Smith, Stratton.
First row: Knittle
Davis, Williams, Mey-
ette, Siders, Eschbach
Keipper. Muhn, Tindall
Fourth row: Clay
Manters, Davis. Merris
Schum, Byers, Taylor
Third row: Vaske
Metzger, Grandstaff, Mil-
ler, Dunno, Sites.
Second row: Fryer
Babcock. Kreischer. Bar-
rientos, Easlerling, Hen-
First row: Anderson
Strpe, Wilson, McClure
Fisher, Potter, Semer, An-
Fourth row: Todd
Shreck, Sherman, Lamb
Third row: Jerome
Mefford, Linninger, Fa-
tum, Hughes, Jerome
Ruhlin. Johnson. Linser
Second row: Graven
Dunham, Hertel, Gallo-
way, Sigler, Rise, Grill
Shaffer, Leist, Coupland
First row: Dannecker
Wyatt, Hamilton, Wil-
liamson, Pfeiffer. Pennell
Frick, Schaadt, Ross, Toz-
zer, Ross. Hartman.
Four h row: Scarpelii
VJable, Flanfgan. Walters
Buechner, Pollock. Jone:
Shook, Murray. Hughes
Third row: Schaadt
Reprogle, Williams, Bres-
ler, Ashburn, Purk. Bor
off, Gekler, DeBolt, Bor-
Second row: Down-
ing, Sites, Meeks, Hines
Adams, Langdon, Bru-
baker, Harper, Rise.
First row: Fleece
Ladd, Wescoe, Phillipy
Agler, Williman, Burley
Eichar, Garrison, Partin
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FRE ltllVlAN CLASS H1 TORY
On the eighth of September, 1941, one hundred seventy-eight excited but more or less con-
fident of their intelligence as Freshmen paraded up and down the corridors searching for their class
rooms. Although we have dwindled we have also welcomed new members and now have an
enrollment of one hundred seventy-four. We will admit we were green as "emerald", as all
Freshmen are. However, we are proud of the fact that we have improved considerably.
A few days later members of the Freshmen class started their campaigning for class leader-
ship. Those successful were-Jack Linninger, presidentg Junior Hisey, vice-president: Jack Fa-
tum, secretaryg Guy Boyer, treasurer. Under their capable leadership we managed to make our
first year a successful one.
To represent the Freshman class in the Student Council we elected Patsy Hamilton, Mary
Dannecker, Graydon Jerome and Bill Shreck.
We cannot boast of a large number of boys that went out for football, but we do have two
outstanding players. These two are Jack Linninger and Gene Miller.
To make up for our shortage of football players we have a good representation of players
on the reserve basketball team. Those that played the entire season with that "good old Fresh-
man spirit" are the following: Bob Grandstaff, Angel Barrientos, Junior I-lisey, Gene Miller,
Dale Taylor, Bill Shreck, and Jack Monroe. Dillon Rhodenbaugh was an eflicient manager of
the reserve team.
The Freshmen boys have their teams for boys' intramurals. ln the tournament as well as
in the games they came through with a fair record.
Likewise, the girls have their intramural teams. Even though they cannot boast of a good
record, they fought on with that Freshman spirit of determination. Other sports which the
Freshmen like are soccer, baseball, bowling, badminton, and ping-pong.
The girls have two worthwhile organizations. Many are members of the G.A.A. and
are working for their numerals. Also some are members of the Girl Reserves.
The Freshman class has talent and is interested in music as is shown by the large number
that participate in the chorus, band, and orchestra. The choral concert was an activity in which
many took part. Also a number took part in the Band Concert,
The Freshmen have tried to do their part in supporting school activities. We have had a
good representation at the mixers.
The Freshman doesn't let every opportunity slip by. Some of them took advantage of it
and entered into the American Legion Essay Contest. They had a privilege to express their
ideas concerning a Democracy and how it e1Tects every individual.
The Freshman class gave their class assembly on February tenth. The President of our class,
with the help of Mr. Bowen, selected a committee to get together the program. Those on the
committee were the following: Joan Ross, Billie Jeanne Brubaker, Marcia Morgan, Winni-
fred Schaadt, Dick Barson, Bill Fox, Jack Fatum, Graydon Jerome, and Jack Linninger. With
the cooperation of the Freshman class, we produced a skit portraying the Past, the Present, and
the Future. The Freshman class, as their part in the defense program, contributed a twenty-
Eve dollar defense bond to the school.
We are trudging up a long, hard, narrow path. We have gone but a short distance but as
we look back and recapitulate the past we know that all of it has not been in vain. We have
had disappointments and temptations to overcome. But memories of this year will linger with
us as we look forward to what next year has to offer us.
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COACH GILBERT SMITH
Head Football and Assistant Basketball Coach.
Coach Smith came to us from Deliance High School
where he served as head football and basketball coach.
He has enjoyed many successes: and We hope he con-
tinues to have success now that he is with us.
Letf to Right--Fourth row: Maher, Easterling, Pierce, Palmer, Ford, Miller, Tindall, Morris, Showalter, Byers, Barrientos,
Third row: Coach Smith, Maher, Stoops, Burley, Morris, Albright. Sells, Hunter, Monroe, Weigle, Zinsmaster, Mullen, Coach
Second row: Siders, Tindall, Barrientos, Cobb, Kline, Fouty, Hall, Grandstaff, Green, East, Stuckey.
First row: Williamson, Bebout, NVhitcraft, Balyeat, Coon, Shaw, Redrup, Ford, Linninger, Leffel.
EYCKIALUI' Page 45
At the last echo of the gun resounded, ending the final game, the boys of the Scarlet and
Grey rang down the curtain on anothsr succ:ssful football season. With a thrilling memory of
a 31 to 0 victory over their opponents from Celina, twelve seniors trotted off the field, their last
official time for Van Wert. Those seniors were Nathan Bailey, Leonard East, Walt Eouty,
Dick Grandstaff, Thad Hall, Bill Leffel, Jim Monroe, Dick Morris, Gene Redrup, Bill Tindal,
and Co-Captains Charlie Albright and John Coon.
This year under the new guidance of Coaches Smith and Peters, Van XVert had another
undefeated season winning seven games and tying two. NVe also captured another undisputed
League Title by winning four and tying one league game. Van Wert has won or shared this
championship for six out of the last seven ye-airs. We members of the A"42" team hope that
next year's squad will be equally successful.
Dean Miller Dick Pettijohn
Bobbie Lou Allen Joanna Beemer
Johnnie Coon and Charlie Albright
60 JOHN COON 66 THAD HALL 44 JIM MONROE
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C0'C3PfHiH 71 BILL TINDALL
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S MM RY OF 6641" FO0TB LL SEASO
A somewhat inexperienced Van Wert football squad took the field, for the first game of
the season against a rather green Bryan team, to eke out a 6 to O decision. Albright plunged
his way over for the score.
The Cougars showed much improvement the following week when we rolled up a 39 to O
count against the Kenton Wildcats, in our first out-of-town game of the season. Albright
started the ball rolling and scored the first touchdown in the first minutes of the game. Stoops
and Monroe then continued the scoring with long runs and Sells' long passes to Weigle, Cobb,
and Ford were good for touchdowns. Hunter added two points and Grandstaff one via the extra
Van Wert then donned mud cleats and traveled away from home to defeat a strong De-
fiance eleven I9 to 6. Albright bulled his way over for the initial score and also the point.
Sells' pass into the flat to Monroe scored and a few minutes later Monroe went over again
on a quarter-back sneak to end the scoring for the night.
XVe then journeyed to Bluffton for our first league game, and only managed to bring home
a 7 to 7 tie. Sells' touchdown pass to Stuckey and I-lunter's extra point ended the Cougar scor-
We came back the following week to overpower a tough Bellefontaine team 21 to O in an-
other league game on our home field. Stoops scored around his own right end and Grandstaff
and Stuckey cashed in on reserve plays for tallies. Monroe passed to Coon and l-lunter's and
Bailey's kicks clicked for extra points.
Van Wert still in stride sent the Wapak Indians back to their camp to the tune of l4 to 7,
in our third straight league game. Stuckey went over twice, standing up, on two beautifully
executed reverse plays while Hunter and Albright added the other two points to the record.
The Green Dragons of Lima then invaded our borders seeking revenge, but they returned
home from a rain-soaked gridiron with only a 6 to 6 tie. Albright romped 36 yards in the
early part of the game for our only score.
Van Vv'ert then went to St. Marys where we found the weather similar to that of the pre-
ceeding week. This time, however, we managed to outride the Roughriders by the score of 20
to O for another league win. Sells plowed his way through the center of the line for two touch-
downs and two extra points and Linninger ended the scoring by going over from the 3-yard
The Cougar gridders were held to 3l points by our traditional rivals from Celina to clinch
the league title in the closing encounter of the season. The game was hardly underway when
Bailey intercepted a wild Bulldog pass and galloped 30 yards for the first tally, The Cougar
machine then began to roll when Stoops, Cougar halfback, cut loose with a beautiful 75 yard
jaunt through a broken field for another touchdown. Albright smashed his way through
Celina's line to add another score and with a minute left to play Redrup bucked his way into
the end-zone from the 7 for the last score of the season.
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S MM RY 0F 1941-42 B KETBALL SEASO
Due to a shaky first quarter the Van Wert Cagers dropped the opening game of the season
to a rangy Cincinnati quintet by a 43 to 33 count.
The following week Van Wert took a 34 to 21 Hwhippinn from Greenville.
The Cougars lost their third game of the season to Dayton Co-Op by a score of 41 to 32.
Van Wert broke into the win column by completely outclassing a slow and inexperienced
Nlontpelier five by the score of 33 to 15. Taylor, new starter in the Cougar lineup, made his
debut by scoring 12 points.
Van Wert then traveled to Piqua only to return home on the short end of a 36 to 30 score,
Bellefontaine still remained a jinx team for the Cougars as we were defeated by the Chief-
tains 38 to 33 on their home floor.
Van Wert then returned home to win a thriller from a very hot Paulding team 50 to 46.
Taylor, Monroe, and Fouty led the Cougar scoring attack with 13, 12, and 10 points respec-
The Cougars then completely swamped the St. Mary's Club the following Friday by the
score of 52 to 22. Every player on the Cougar roster saw action in the game.
On the night of January 23, 1942, Van Wert received a stinging defeat at the hands of our
interscholastic rivals, Celina. They went on to win by the score of 34 to 26.
The Cougars lost their next game to a scrappy Wapakoneta quintet by a 33 to 31 score.
Van Wert lost another nip and tuck battle the next week to a strong Lima South five by a
40 to 37 count.
The Cougars played inspired basketball as they nosed out the Bluffton Pirates 41 to 40
in a thrill-packed ball game on our home court.
Van Wert was then defeated by Defiance in a hard-fought game in our Lincoln Gym. Van
Wert surged to a 39 to 33 lead in the third quarter but could not keep up the face as the fast-
moving Defiance club came back sizzling in the fourth canto to win 50 to 44.
The Cougars then journeyed to Kenton where we defeated the Wildcats 40 to 37.
Napoleon then fell at the hands of the Cougar cagers by the score of 50 to 43. This victory
was our sixth of the season and our third out of our last four starts.
Van Wert then chalked up a 49 to 38 victory against Bryan in the last scheduled game
of the season.
The Van XVert cagers hung up their Riddels as they were defeated in their first game of
the District Class "A" tournament at Defiance by Bowling Green. The Cougars lost by one
last minute point in a hard-fought encounter by the score of 34 to 33. After this victory Bowl-
ing Green went on to win the tourney.
COACH RONALD PETERS
Head Basketball and Assistant Foot-
Coach Peters came to Van Wert
from Dover High School where he was
head basketball and baseball coach.
"Good luck for many successful sea-
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BA KETBALL GIRLSU
This year's basketball season ended successfully for the Seniors, the Senior
A team having defeated each of their opponents. An All-Star' team, composed
of representatives from each of the underclasses, played the Senior A. The All-
Stars won by a score of 9 to 5.
GIRL ' l TRAM RAL
Under the instruction of the new physical
education teacher, Miss Pais, the girls showed an
outstanding interest in sports this year.
They started out with a successful round of
soccer, an out-of-doors game, with each class
The favorite sport of most of the girls seems
to be basketball. As usual the season was a suc-
cess with many girl taking a great interest in
the games. Each class had at least three teams,
some of them four. The winner, the Senior A,
was challenged by an All-Star team composed of
girls from the losing teams. The girls on the
Senior Championship team were Velora Agler,
Jean Baltzell, Dorothy Coupland, Madlyn
Evans, Gloris Ford, Marvel Kiehl, June
Kreischer, Joan Putman, Virginia Reed, and
Lillian Stephens. The All-Stars were Bobbie Al-
len, Ruth Baltzell, Joanna Beemer, Margaret
Furrell, Elizabeth Imler, Thelma Keihl, Phyllis
Keil, Gloria Langdon, Virginia Olberding, Dor-
cas Owens, Betty Schaffer, and Permilla Wherry.
Bowling was added to our list of sports this
year. It was very well accepted. A tournament
was set up among the classes which made it even
more interesting and exciting.
Badminton and Ping Pong tournaments were
arranged for the benefit of girls interested in
The Volleyball tournament was played in-
doors. There were at least ten teams made up
of girls from each class.
Softball is the one remaining sport to be
played out-of-doors. Each team is out to win,
each providing stiff competition, which makes
games exciting as well as interesting, win or lose.
BOY ' I TR!-IIVIURAL
This year under the direction of Coach Peters
the boys' intramurals program was greatly en-
larged and much more interest was taken. Bowl-
ing, volleyball, and ping-pong were added to
the basketball and softball program and thus
intramurals gained many new participants.
In basketball the Senior UA" team won their
second consecutive league championship by go-
ing undefeated. This brought their two-year
record to I8 wins out of I9 games. In the HB"
league the Juniors were champions, winning six
games and losing none. In the organization
league, the T S5 I were the champs for this team.
A handicap tournament was then held and the
Junior "A" team was victorious: defeating the
Senior "A" 39 to 26. After this an interclass
tourney was held in which the boys on the var-
sity basketball squad were allowed to participate.
In the championship game of the school the
Seniors nosed out the Juniors 46 to 45 with
Monroe and Fouty each scoring I6 points for
the Seniors and Bodkins and Sells both collect-
ing II points for the losers.
Bowling was then introduced into the pro-
gram. The boys were divided into class HA"
and "B" leagues on the basis of qualifying scorzs.
In the class UA" league the Pin Boys were first,
having nine wins and four loses to their credit.
They defeated the Cougar Specials, who were
tied for first place, two out of three games for
the championship. In the "B" league the team
consisting of Ed Vikupitz, Bob Zeigler, Pat
Maher, Junior Winters, and Richard Kreischer,
won the championship by winning seven and
losing three games.
Tournaments were then held in volleyball,
and ping-pong: both newly added this year. All
of the classes were well represented in these
sports and much interest was taken in them.
The intramural program was brought to a
close with the softball tournament, All of the
classes looked forward to these games and were
all out to win the softball crown.
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GIRL ' ATHLETIC ASSQDCIATIO
The initiation and induction of new members into the club was held in the High
School Gymnasium on October 9, 1941. A potluck supper preceded the initiation. Then a
most impressive induction service was held entirely by candlelight. Members of the Cab-
inet and club formed a V with the president standing at the point of the V. The pro-
cessional of new members was led by Dorothy Germann and Virginia Olberding. Marilyn
Hunstead accompanied with the "V Girl Song", After being inducted the new members
took their places among the old members.
The Hrst club meeting was held October 30, l94l in the Study Hall with its newly
elected ofhcers presiding. They were as follows: President, Joan Putman: vice-president,
Joan Eggerss: secretary, Colleen Humerickhouse.
The meetings are held in the Study Hall every other Wednesday with cabinet meet-
ings on the intervening Wednesday.
In the early fall the club members went on a hike which ended with a picnic. It was
enjoyed by all the girls and was a perfect opportunity to become acquainted with one
The G.A.A. put on an assembly in the Study Hall for the student body and later
a Spring Dance for the club members.
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NATIONAL IIONOR SOCIETY
On March 20, l942, twenty-one new members were inducted into our
chapter of the National Honor Society. The old members were in charge of the
induction. They were Betty Murray, president: Joan Eggerss, vice-president:
Constance Soldner, secretary: James Lamy and Prank Carothers. The Juniors
who were elected are Irene Bell, Patty Dull, Helen Joan Cunsett, Jo Ann Mason,
Edith Raabe, Jack Weigle, Marjorie Wilkie, and Charles Zinsmaster. The Seniors
who were elected are Wilson Duprey, Richard Feigert, Dorothy Forwalter,
Marilyn Hunstead, Norma Milligan, James Monroe, Richard Morgan, John
Shoop, Betty Stevens, Helene Webster, Ann Willoughby, Joe Wolf, and Betty
The emblems of our society are the flaming torch and the keystone. From
the earliest times the lighted torch has been a symbol of knowledge. All men
who seek truth must light the torch of knowledge.
The keystone bears at its base the letters C. S. L. S. which stand for the
four cardinal principles of our organization: scholarship, leadership, character,
and service. As the keystone is placed by the builder to hold the perfect arch
in stability, so the structure of our education must be held firm and true by the
virtues represented in this symbol. '
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TUBE T COUNCIL
Membership of the Student Council is made up in the following ratio: Freshmen, four,
Sophomores, five: Juniors, six: Seniors, eight and the presidents of all four classes.
This organization met on the average of every two weeks and discussed problems of the
school, common to both teachers and pupils.
The officers for the year 1941-42 were elected at the first meeting held Wediiesday, October
29. The results showed Frank Carothers to be president, Howard Cobb, vice-president: and
Dorcas Owens, secretary.
The council has charge of all the mixers and sponsors the popcorn and candy concessions
at the athletic events. With some of the profits derived from these sources, this organization
purchased a S100 Defense Bond and contributed two Christmas Baskets for needy families.
The Student Council sponsors many activities for the year: Assemblies, Eighth Grade Visi-
tation Day, and the Activities Ticket Drive.
Besides all these things. the Council. this year, found time to sponsor a Clean-up and
The functions of the council are divided up among four different groups called squads.
The duties of the squads are as follows: The Social Squad, whose chairman is Dick Morgan,
has charge of the social activities of the school, mixers being the chief item. The Assembly
Squad, with Joan Eggerss as chairman, takes charge of assemblies. The Conduct Squad, whose
chairman is Howard Cobb, has supervision over all school activities. The members of this
committee make up the Student Court. The Hnance squad, whose chairman is Martha Gorrell,
supervises the money earned by the Student Council,
The chairmen of these squads with the advisors to the Council, Miss West and Mr. Ciallapoo,
and the oflicers of the Council make up the inner council.
Membership, according to classes, in the Student Council, is as follows: Seniors, Frank
Carothers, Joan Eggerss, Martha Gorrell, Kilburn Hunt, James Lamy, James Monroe, Dick
Morgan, Joan Putman, Stanley Tolan.
Juniors: Howard Cobb, Patty Dull, Margaret Greenewalcl. Jo Ann Mason, Don Sells,
Jack Weigle, Charles Zinsmaster,
Sophomores: Jack Clifton, Clyde Coon, Yvonne Gallapoo, Eleanor Hall, Dorcas Owens,
Freshmen: Mary Dannecker, Patsy Hamilton, Graydon Jerome, Jack Lininger, Bill Shreck.
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The 1941-42 High School Senior Band opened the season by appearing on the gridiron
at all the home games and out of town. Many unique formations were displayed by the band.
The most outstanding performance was put on during the Ohio Football for Defense Week
sponsored by the Standard Oil Company, in which our band won second prize of 575,00 in
Defense Bonds. ln winning this prize they also won state recognition and acclaim.
After the football season came to an end the band had waiting for them a new partially
accoustically treated band room. The new band room has an elevated platform and at one end
are shelves for the instruments and cabinet drawers for the music.
A small pep band, consisting of about fifteen members, represented the band at all of the
basketball games played at home.
Their snappy marches added much to the color and enthusiasm of the games.
On the nights of March 23 and 24, Mr. Wolf presented his Annual Band Concert in the
Lincoln Auditorium to the largest appreciative audience ever attending. Over 2,000 tickets were
sold. When the curtain opened a large spotlight revealed the Goddess of Liberty, with a huge
American flag waving on either side of her. Large glittering notes of silver on a black background
made a beautiful and effective setting. To make it more impressive the band was softly playing
the '4White Cliffs of Dover" as lights gradually came up. Following this dramatic scene came a
varied program well rendered of stirring marches, favorites, selections and overtures of famous
Early on the morning of May l the band traveled to Kenton, Ohio, where they participated
in the Annual Northwestern Band Festival, composed of seven other High School Bands.
After an afternoon rehearsal a concert of the Massed Bands under the direction of Glen C.
Banium, director of music at Northwestern University, was held,
After a parade the next morning the band returned home.
The band personnel is composed of 66 players, under the competent direction of Mr. Wolf.
The High School Orchestra, conducted by the baton of their director, Leonard Wolf, are
ever ready to serve the school and community with their talents.
Students, trained in the grades, enter the High School orchestra with a background and
appreciation eager to play selections of Brahms, Beethoven, and Mozart.
Through the year the orchestra of small ensembles often present special selections for the
Kiwanis, Rotary, Elks, and various church programs.
Preceding each of the Annual Class Plays the orchestra is faithful in giving to the audience
a half hour of entertainment before the curtain rises,
The orchestra is an ideal medium for accompanying soloists: and especially vocal selections.
Music is a vital factor in building a state of mind and heart which is essential to American spirit
and morale, to worthy pride ingthings which are American. Let us use the power of music to
quicken loyalty, and to deepen appreciation of free democracy,
To close an interesting year the most outstanding event of the orchestra was the Annual
Orchestra and Chorus Festival. This was held in Van Wert May 5, with Kenton, Celina,
and St. Marys schools participating: with a program for the public that they too could enjoy
their good efforts of the past year.
The following students made up the personnel of the orchestra: The Accordion: Betty
Fisher and Rachel Williams. The Bassoon: Barbara Garrison. The Clarinet: Ruth Dodge and
Sue Gocke. The Drums: Robert Allen and Jack Clifton. The Flute: Marjorie Wilkie and
Helen Marie Wise. The French Horn: lrene Bell, Gerald Miller, and Cora Mae Walters. The
Oboe: Bette Good and Barbara Wilkie. The Piano: Betty Stevens. The Saxophone: Donald
XVolf. The Trombone: Patricia Bagley, Robert Reidinbaugh, and Betty Yocum. The Trumpet:
Bill Fox and Eugene Springer. The Violin: Myrtle Collins, Thad Hall, Donna Marie Johnson.
Allen XVillmert. and Lois Hoffmann.
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SENIOR CLASS PL Y
"THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN"
The Senior Class gave as their play this year Sidney Howards comedy, "The Late Christo-
pher Bean". It was presented in the Lincoln Auditorium on the night of April 24, 1942.
A painter named Christopher Bean had died in a New England village leaving only a few,
dirty canvases to pay the doctor for his efforts to heal him. It was a mild surprise to Doctor
Haggett QThomas Prcstonl and his family, consisting of his wife Hannah QDorothy ForwalterD,
and two daughters, Ada fBetty Yocuml a girl of twenty-six, who fancies her baby prettiness
and baby-like manner, and Susan fColleen Humerickhousej a pretty girl of nineteen, when
an old friend of Bean's dropped in and paid Bean's old bill. This friend was Tallant CPerry
Wiseb a forger of paintings, who takes two of Bean's canvases as mementos. A bigger surprise
came when another old friend of Bean's, Rosen fNVilliam Tindallj by name, turned up on a
similar errand, but the biggest surprise of all comes when a great New York art critic Uames
Lamyj arrives to pay his respects to the memory of the dead artist. When the Haggetts learn
that Bean's paintings are worth a fortune, they are amazed. There is then a mad scramble for
Bean's paintings which involves the servant girl Abby CMarilyn Hunsteadb who has permitted
Bean to paint a life size portrait of her.
During the course of events Susan elopes with her lover, Warren Creamer Uohn Shoopj.
After the struggle to acquire Bean's paintings dies down and Dr. Haggett is about to sell
the canvases, the last hope of the Haggets for getting rich is shattered by their finding out that
Abby, the servant girl, is really Mrs, Christopher Bean.
The theme of the play is a study of greed, with Dr. Haggett expressing his hatred for
greed until his chance comes to gain riches. Abby's only real friends are Susan, Warren, and
Mr. Davenport, the New York art critic.
The play ends with Abby receiving the rightful ownership of Bean's paintings.
JUNl0ll CLASS lfL Y
On November Z8 the class of '43 presented the farce "One Vv'ild Night."
The story takes place in the home of Rodney Dodd, a healthy young man who, because
most of his ancestors were invalids, believes he is one. He spends his time in a wheel chair and
lakes codliver oil. His house must be kept quiet at all times, but when Aunt Myra Opal Dodd
comes to visit it must be quieter. lt is not only Aunt Myra's health to be considered but her
pocketbook as well: for Rodney is flat broke and Jodwillow, the butler, and Henrietta, the maid,
must look to Aunt Myra for their salaries,
Prepared for utter quiet, Rodney is surprised to find Aunt Myra accompanied by Charlotte
Allen, young and attractive. Charlotte overwhelms Rodney, who because of the way he feels
calls for a doctor's examination, and then overhearing Doctor Bell talking on, the telephone about
one of his rare plants which was dying, believes that he is dying. Charlotte admires real men,
so as JodwilloW's suggestion Rodney decides to spend his remaining hours in doing the things
which he has been afraid to do before. He sends to the newspapers evidence that he has on a
gangster, he gives his house to a girls' school, and then, after doing all these things he lies down
Rodney wakes the next morning to find himself feeling better than he has ever felt. Then
thinks really begin to happen. Henrietta faints upon seeing what she thinks is Rodney's ghost.
Ned Steerwell comes banging in searching for Doris Winthrope, whom he believes Rodney had
kidnapped and Jodwillow is forced to drop several vases on his head to keep peace and quiet.
Rodney is amazed to learn that Doris and her friend, Maribelle, have spent the night in their
new dormitory Chis housej. Moreover, Maribelle has a bugle on which she threatens to blow
a blast now and then. Scorpio sends Rodney some bombs. Then Rodney has to explain to
Charlotte the presence of Jane Darnelli, a night club singer, with whom he got mixed up the
night before. Rodney gets cold feet and tried to call off the whole thing but it has gone too far,
Meanwhile, Aunt Myra is horrified by the uproar and is reduced to a state of collapse.
Jodwillow brings out his Vv'illow Chlorophide, invented with his chemical set and the play
ends with everyone going to sleep.
The story ends happily. Rodney and Charlotte find they are in love: Scorpio is captured,
and Aunt Myra agrees to help Rodney with her money.
Rodney, Charles Zinsmaster: Henrietta, Nora Pressler: Jodwillow, Howard Cobb: Aunt
Myra Opal Dodd, Martha Remmy: Charlotte Allen, Barbara Kenyon: Dr. Bell, Edward Frericks:
Nurse Trent, Helen Joan Cuunsette: Ned Steerwell, Donald Shaw: Doris Winthrope, Joan Mason:
Hawkins, Branson Agler: Dickens, Doyt Cox: Maribelle, Myrtle Collins: Mrs. Rooly, Barbara
Clark: Mrs. Batsom, Betty Hartmier: Jade Darnelli, Edith Raabe: James Scorpio, Roger Alspachi
Officer Brayder, Daniel Rodney Morris.
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The Van 'NVert High School Chorus began the year under the leadership of the new vocal
director, Mr. Harold Mohr.
Different groups of voices have rendered choral selections for both Rotary and Kiwanis
programs, as well as at the Elks' Family night parties,
The usual operetta presented in previous years was replaced this year by a vocal concert
with a very enjoyable program consisting of many a cappella numbers by the Girls' Chorus,
the Boys' Chorus, and the Mixed Chorus. Three different boys' quartettes were featured on the
program and three girls' ensembles.
The audience received the a cappella numbers with much appreciation, and many expressed
pleasure in hearing so many voices blended in song without accompaniment.
The program in general consisted of some of the finest negro spirituals and religious
anthems. One of the numbers sung by the Mixed Chorus was in eight part harmony.
For several years the Van Wert High School Chorus has joined for a day the choral societies
of Kenton, Celina, St. Marys and the Marsh Foundation Schools in a Spring Festival of song.
This year on May 5, these schools met in Van Wert with a program of varied selections,
and through their songs brought to the public a greater appreciation of choral music.
In the crisis of the coming year the chorus will be a means of proving how essential music
is in proclaiming unity and fellowship, as well as affording an opportunity of creating a more
patriotic morale in the public schools through song.
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GIRL ' GLEE CL B
Through the untiring efforts of Mr. Mohr, our new chorus instructor this year, Van Wert
High School has a new organization, the Girls' Glee Club. Perhaps we should call it the Glee
Clubs because there are really two. One club for Sophomore girls and one for the Freshmen girls.
Both clubs include approximately forty voices in each.
Because of the successful season completed by the girls this year. we are glad to know
that this will be a permanent organization.
The girls' voices do not have as wide a range as the boys', therefore the choral work done
by the group is always in three parts: soprano, second soprano, and alto.
The selections sung by this group in the choral concert include: "The Linden Tree" by
Schubert, "Moonlit Lake of the Isles" by Lieurance sung by the Sophomore group, "A Prayer
of Consecrationn by Protheroe, and "Music XVhen Soft Voices Die" by Kramer.
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Now that this twenty-fourth volume of the Excalibur is completed, we
sigh with relief and hope that in these pages the reader may find mirrored the
true spirit of Van Wert High School.
This year, with a highly cooperative staff, We have striven to edit a bigger
and better book than ever before. '
Behind the pages of this book are the unseen faces of the staff, including:
Betty Stevens, editor-in-chief: Betty Murray, associate editor: Dick Feigert,
business manager: Jim Praylick, assistant business manager: Joan Eggerss, ad-
vertising manager: Stanley Tolan, assistant advertising manager: Betty Yocum,
circulation manager: Ann Willoughby, calendar: Martha Gorrell, Dean Miller,
Roger Steele, and Jo Wolf, organizations: Dorothy Forwalter, Colleen Hum-
erickhouse, John Shoop, and Jim Vadakin, features: Joan Putman and Eugene
Redrup, sports: Velora Agler, faculty: Dorothy Coupland and Constance
Soldner, alumni: Austin Cox, art: Marilyn Hunstead and Helene Webster, per-
sonals: Clark Pollock and Harvey Agler, photography: Joan Adams, Kathleen
Blair, Gloris Ford, Betty Kear, Lillian Stephens, and Norma Sunderland, typists.
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THE SCARLET Q ILL STAFF
The Scarlet Quill staff this year had a very easy way of putting the right person in the
right place. The first of the year if a person were interested in doing one certain thing, he tried
that to see if that was what he wanted to do. 'l he jobs were shifted around until everyone had
found the thing he enjoyed doing most.
Fourteen issues of the paper were printed. each a little better than the last one. The Hrst
one was dedicated to the new teachers, and the last issue was dedicated to the Seniors,
The circulation of the Quill is about 600 copies. There are approximately 500 copies
distributed in the school and the rest are exchanged with other szhools or sold outside.
The staff members took assignments on the Monday af,er the Friday when the paper
was issued. They worked on these assignments that week, and then the copy was taken up to
the Times-Bulletin where it was printed. to be typed up. A proof of the copy was brought
back and checked before it went to press.
The exchange of our paper with other schools was taken care of by Dorothy lforwalter and
Colleen Humerickhouse, They mailed a copy of each issue to the schools that sent us their papers
during the year.
With the exception of the special editorial column written each time by Stanley Tolan
editorials of the paper were Written by any student who cared to write one.
The headline writers were mainly Martha Gorrell, Dorothy Forwalter, and Marilyn Hun-
stead. Some headlines were written by other members of the staff.
The advertising in the paper was taken care of by .loan Eggerss and Stanley Tolan. They
had some thirty advertisers every issue.
The boys' sports were reported by John Shoop, while Dorothy Coupland took care of the
The special columns were: Society, Line O' Tripe, Meet the Seniors. and Long, Long Ago.
The first was edited by Ann Willoughby, the second by Dorothy Coupland and Martha Gorrell,
the third by Marilyn Hunstead, and the last by Dick Feigert.
Finances were trusted to Betty Murray and Betty Stevens.
Betty Kear reported most of the school assemblies during the year.
The make-up of the paper was done by the Editor, Dean Miller, with the help of the
advisor, Mr. Gallapoo.
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A very successful season was completed by the Girl Reserves this year. This was-due
largely to the efforts of the officers who were: Dorothy Germann, president: Marjorie Wilkie,
vice-president: Edith Raabe, secretary: Velora Agler, treasurer: and Miss Flaler, advisor,
Many profitable and enjoyable evenings were spent by approximately ninety girls who
were members this year.
The programs have been varied. One evening, the girls invited their mothers as guests,
On another, an amateur program provided entertainment. On still another, appropriately called
'fthe Sweater Hop," the girls invited guests for an evening of dancing.
The last program of the season was a farewell to the Seniors. This was impressive to all
who attended, but it was most impressive to the Seniors themselves. These girls feel proud, and
a little bit better, as a result of their association with a club whose ideals are as high as those
This year the Hi-Y was presided over by Kilburn fBudj Hunt, President, James Monroe,
Vice-President: and John Shoop, Secretary-Treasurer. These officers were all very loyal to the
organization and did a fine job in executing their duties. All three of them attended Camp
Nelson Dodd last summer in order to obtain training for their work this year.
Soon after the first meeting a program for the whole year was devised by a committee.
This plan enabled the club to carry on throughout the year with definite objectives and was
followed with very few changes.
The club accomplished a great deal this year. A few of the highlights of its active year
were: Giving a Christmas basket, putting on a Halloween party, sponsoring Ladies Night, hav-
ing a devotional program before each meeting, and the club attending in a body once a month
one of the churches of the city.
Another project to help their finances along was collecting old paper, hailing it, and selling
it. From this enough money was received for the club to carry on its duties throughout the year.
A boy cannot become a member until he is a Junior. This year the enrollment reached
The Hi-Y stands for clean speech, clean scholarship, clean sportsmanship and clean living
and does its best to follow these ideals.
of the Girl Reserves.
E. E. .
The F. F. A. is an organization of thirty-seven members with Carl Longsworth as presi-
dent: Junior Jordon, vice-president: Vernon Palmer, secretary: Bill Wermer, reporter: John
Curtis. "watch dog" Csergeant at armsj 3 and John H. Leonard, advisor.
In this organization a boy may achieve four ranks during his high school career. They
are as follows: Greenhand, Future Farmer. State Farmer, and American Farmer.
During the year the group enjoys many activities. Last summer they took a trip through
the South. The group has purchased a S100 defense bond. They won the District Parlimentary
Procedure contest. and took part in the State Judging contest.
To qualify for membership you must be enrolled in the Vocational Agriculture class and
to remain a member you must attend at least 75 per cent of the meetings and work on some
This organization is valuable to the Na'ional Emergency for it trains students to produce
food in a scientific, efflcient manner.
HOME E 0 0lVllC CL R
The Home Economics Club of Van XVert High School meets the second Vvfednesday of every
month. This club is afiiliated with the American Home Economics Association with head-
quarters at Washington, D. C.
This club, under the direction of Miss Mary Sawyer, elected the following officers: Presi-
dent, Velora Agler: vice-president, Beth Ann Feigert: secretary, Marilyn Shoop: and treasurer,
The club project for this year was knitting for the Red Cross, The members completed
eighteen sweaters and two pairs of pants for children two, four, and six years old.
The club's purpose is: to give an opportunity for choices in problems and activities of the
girl as accompanies Home Economics: to reach goals that cannot be obtained unless other
experiences accompany classroom work: to broaden girls' viewpoints in Home Economics.
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THE JUNl0R-SENIOR PR0lVl
The Junior-Senior Prom was held on May 23 of last year, in the Lincoln
Auditorium of the Third Ward Building. lt was a formal affair. The festivities
began at 8:30 with a speech by John Coon the Junior Class President, in which
he welcomed the Seniors. Then Jack Hyer, on behalf of the Seniors, thanked
the Juniors for their fine decorations. Next came a grand march, led by John
Coon and Colleen Humrickhouse. The rest of the evening was then spent in
dancing to the music of the Ohio Northern University Collegeteers.
The decorations, which were done by a committee from the Junior Class,
were the most elaborate and beautiful in many years. They were done in Roof
Garden style. The ceiling was decorated so as to give the appearance of a deep
blue sky, blanketed with stars. Around three of the walls were silhouettes of a
typical New York sky line. Miniature sky-scrapers, from whose windows
emitted a crazy-quilt of light, gave the appearance of a busy Nocturnal Metrop-
olis. On the stage, adjacent to a refreshment table, sat the orchestra.
The dance ended at l2:30, at which time the attendance was greatly
diminished, due to unavoidable attractions elsewhere. On the Whole, the prom
was very well attended, and was enjoyed to the utmost by all.
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May 24, 1942
7:30 P.M. H. A. Eggerss Stadium
Processional ..,...., , , ,"Symphonic March" fOp. l8D, Silvio Mancini
Invocation .,.........,..i..........,.i.,...,... Rev. E. I. Wilmert
'AOnward Christian Soldiers" by the audience, directed by Harold E. Mohr
"Lo, A Voice to Heaven Sounding", Bortniansky, by Van Wert H. S. Choir
Scripture Lesson .,,,........... .......... .,... R e v. V. I. Sullivan
Baccalaureate Sermon .,.,,..,,,,...,...., .,.... D r. E. E. Snyder
"The Lord Bless You and Keep You", Lutkins ......,, Van Wert H. S. Choir
Recessional-'AAmericana'' .,......,,....,.....,..,.. Eorrest L. Buchtel
Van Wert High School Band
May 28, l942
7:30 P.M. H. A. Eggerss Stadium
Processional-"Pomp and Circumstanceu ......,,. Edgard Elgar COp. 395
Van Wert High School Band
Invocation ,.,....,...,.,....,...,..,,....,,... Dr. John H. Lamy
The National Anthem ...,,.....,.,,................ By the Audience
Directed by Harold E. Mohr and accompanied by the Van Wert H. S. Band
Trombone Solo ...,.,,.,,.,.........,............,.,. Betty Yocum
Accompanied by Van Wert High School Band
Quartet-A'Class Song" .............,.....,,..,.,,......,... . , .
. . . . . . . . . .James Eraylick, Wilson Duprey, Richard Eeigert, and James Lamy
Class Address ...,....,,.....,.........,......,, William Hessler
Presentation of Class .,.. ..............,,............ C . P. Bowdle
Presentation of Diplomas. . . Harry Bowers, President of Board of Education,
assisted by Dr. Eorwalter and Mr. Milligan
HAmerica" ....,.....,....,....,....,,......,,,,., By the Audience
Directed by Harold E. Mohr and accompanied by the Van Wert H. S. Band
Benediction ..,......,...,.................. Dr. Robert Burch Foster
Recessional-A'University" Grand March ...... . . .Edwin Eranko Goldman
Van Wert High School Band
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First day of School-Welcome Fresh-
man to Van Wert High School.
-Second day of School-Gee, one sure
misses the old kids.
-Cheer leaders had tryouts.
-Just another school day.
-We have been Seniors for one week. It
sure is great.
-Saturday . . . rest? Wonder what that
new girl's name is?
-Church. 'cause this is Sunday. '
-Up early again today because we have
school as usual.
-First football game is not far off!
-Just a dreary day.
-Home Ec. meeting.
-Assembly for Bryan Game-We won.
-Raw throat-shouldn't have yelled so
-Church, because it is again Sunday.
-Just another dreary Monday.
-"Rain is Raining all around."
-Sweet day. so cool, so calm and sweet."
-Tomorrow we play Kenton.
-We beat Kenton 39-0. Voted for Class
-Three weeks of school over.
-"Know thyself-also thy lessons."
-The same old grind.
-Rain! Rain! RainI
-We beat Denance I9-6.
-Vacation-today is Saturday.
-First Girl Reserve meeting.
-Scarlet Quills will be out soon.
-Leaves are pretty this year.
-G.A.A. initiation of new members.
-First Scarlet Quill. XVe tied Bluffton
-Y.M.C.A. had annual founder's day.
-Home Ec. club meeting.
-Play Bellefontaine tomorrow.
-Beat Bellefontaine 21-O.
-Saturday-High School day at Ohio
State-A lot of Van Wert students
-Pictures of Van Wert High School in
the Columbus Citizen.
-G. R. meeting,
-Leaves are really pretty this year.
-Report cards today-no more need be
-Scarlet Quill toda Wa akoneta was
beat by Van Wert 14-7.
-Teacher's meeting today and we didn't
1 wish that the teachers had meetings
There is going to be a broadcasting
station at the Marsh Foundation.
-Hi-Y had Hallow'een party. Broadcast
at the Marsh.
Football rally-Student Council had its
Halloween! We beat Lima Central 6-6.
-First Junior Class play rehearsal. G. R.
--Ohio State test given to the Sopho-
-First mixer! I I I
-Tomorrow our band is going to per-
form for the Standard Oil Contest.
First snow! Football game with St.
Mary's-We won 20-0. The band was
--Still snowing! I I I
--School today-Will it never end?
-Armistice day assembly.
Home Ec. Club meeting.
--National Education assembly.
--Celina game-score-31-O in our favor.
Victory dance at Y.W.C.A.
-Only 40 days until Christmas! I I I
-Don't think I can be good until Christ-
mas-too long-3 8 days.
-Father and Son party during Hi-Y
-Scarlet Quill. Student Council meeting,
-Too much turkey.
-Thanksgiving is all over-so are the
-Only 32 days until Christmas.
-G. R. meeting.
-Wrote letter to Santa Claus.
-Nothing ever happens here.
-One Wild Night-Junior Class play-
It was really entertaining, Juniorsl
Saturday, no school.
-Church because today is Sunday.
Our band won S75 in defense stamps
in that band contest.
-Only 23 more days.
-Recognition assembly for football
-First basketball game - Cincinnatti
Withrow 43-Van Wert 33.
-Japan attacked Pearl HarborI I I I I I
-Had assembly and heard broadcast from
Washington and heard Congress declare
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war on .Iapan.
-I-Ii-Y entertained the Girl Reserves.
-Home Ec. Club had installation of ncw
-Greenville 34, Van Wert 2l.
-That game was really exciting.
-Only 10 more days.
-Time is really going slow.
-District I-Ii-Y meeting.
-Student Council meeting.
-Thursday is the dead day around here.
-Scarlet Quills-Dayton Co-op 41, Van
-Saturday. Nothing happens.
-G. R. meeting.
-Christmas vacation begins today. Mont-
pelier l5, Van Wert 32.
-Last minute shoppers are really hurry-
-Everyone is happy-except those who
were in army camps away from home.
-HAPPY NEW YEAR!
-Resolutions are all set up. Piqua 36.
Van Wert 3 O.
I-Ii-Y attended the Presbyterian Church
-School today-it is really nice to be
-We have been at war for a month.
-Bellefontaine 38-Van Wert 33.
-Wish basketball team had made resolu-
-Student Council and G. R. meetings.
-Paulding 47-Van Wert 50.
-Home Ec. club started knitting for Red
-Intramurals begin today. Freshman A
vs. Sophomore A.
-St. Mary's 22-Van Wert 52.
-This is Saturday and no news.
-Monday, the same unexciting day.
-Assembly-Ex-Governor Dickenson of
Michigan spoke on Cleanliness of the
lives of high school students.
-Senior A vs. Sophomore A.
-Celina 34-Van Wert 26. End of the
-G. R. had party for their mothers.
Change in some of the classes.
-Student Council meeting. Freshman A
vs. Junior A.
-Report cards! ! I l I Got by this time.
-Thursday and no real news.
Wapakoneta 33-Van Wert 31. Scar-
let Quills today.
-Pay day! I l I
I-Ii-Y attended the Methodist Church.
This is just another Monday.
Junior A vs. Senior A. the seniors are
the champions of Van Wert.
Assembly-Rev. Snyder talked about
Liberian people. G.A.A. meeting.
-Girls are looking shyly at the boys-
object? Valentines day is near.
-Lima South 40-Van Wert 37.
-Another Saturday and no news.
-Today is the day that the time changes
to War Time. School begins at 9:00
and we get out at 4:15.
-Freshman assembly-very good Fresh-
ies. Hi-Y has Mother and Son potluck.
-Home Ec. club had a potluck for its
-Today is Lincoln's birthday.
-G.A.A. had Penny luncheon today. It
was a success. Bluffton 40-Van Wert
-Valentine day. Did you get any sweet
--That candy yesterday was good but I
shouldn't have eaten all of it.
-This is Monday again-it sure gets
-Defiance 50-Van Wert 44.
Really should have read that essay for
English! I I Y !
-Kenton 37-Van Vxfert 40.
-Saturday-Tomorrow is Washington's
birthday-it really should be Monday
so that we could get out of school.
-"I cannot tell a lie"-this is Washing-
-Sophomore assembly - told about
We had our first air-raid drill today.
Napoleon 43-Van Wert 50.
Bryan 38-Van Wert 49.
-Scarlet Quills today. I-Ii-Y had hobby
-Girl Reserves had a sweater hop at the
-Gregor Ziemer is going to speak at our
-Did I fool you???? This is not leap
-Hi-Y attended the Evangelical Church.
-Monday is here again.
-Our first Tournament game vs. Bowl-
ing Green-they won 34-33. Our team
deserves a lot of credit for this game.
-Today it is very windy-I guess it is
-Still windy, and I do mean windylll
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-Today is Saturday and tomorrow is
Sunday and the day after that is Mon-
day-Did you know that?????
-The Chorus didn't have an operetta
this year, instead they had a choral con-
cert and it was very well done-Con-
gratulations to Mr. Mohr, one of the
newer teachers. You did a good job.
-Junior Broadcast tonight.
-Report cards. Not many more to go.
-Home Ec. club meeting.
-This is Friday the 13th-We had a
mixer and got our Scarlet Quill.
-Beware the Ides of March-That is
-This is the Ides of March-I hope you
know what that refers to.
-Athletic Banquet at the Armory. I
-We had another air-raid today-this
went better than the other.
-F. F. A. Banquet at the Marsh Foun-
-Practice for the National Honor Society
-Assembly today for the induction of
the new members into the National
-This is the first day of spring.
-Ins rin ever oun man's fanc turns
P g V V e I V
to love-and other things.
-Student Council meeting. Band Con-
cert-Congratulations, Mr. Wolf.
-Band Concert again tonight.
-Most of the pictures for the Excalibur
have been taken but there are still a few
that have not.
-Just two months amd five days .of
-Scarlet Quill today.
-Today was the State Scholarship test at
the High School and s.udents from all
over the county came here to take it.
-G. R. meeting. Spring football began
-Eighth grade visitation day was today.
-Today is April Fool's day. Were you
-G. R. assembly for Easter. Easter vaca-
tion begins today.
-This is Good Friday.
Tomorrow is Easter-have you gotten
your spring clothes?
-This is Easter-I hope you went to
Church, I did!
-No school today-this is still vacation.
-End of vacation-It seems good to see
the "Old Familiar Faces."
-Home Ec. club elected its new officers
for next year.
Meeting of the Prom Decorating Com-
-Hi-Y Ladies night, also Scarlet Quill.
-Today was the Northwestern district
contest for musicians.
-Hi-Y attended the Evangelical Church.
-Today we conducted the Senior Survey
to sie just who is who in the class of
Another committee meeting of the dec-
orating for Prom.
F.F.A. skating party at the Y.W.C.A.
W. H. I. O. transcriptions were mad:
today of our band and chorus. The
students who wanted to take the Civil
Service test for typing and shorthand
took it today.
-Eighth grade tests and the G.A.A. had
a party in the gym at High School.
--Frank Corathers was rated first in the
scholarship test that we took on March
28. Ralph Peters and Dick Morgan also
had high honors.
-Radio Transcriptions over W. H. I. Q.
-Excalibur was supposed to go to press
today. Ping-pong tournament begins.
-Prom committee meeting.
-Grade Cards-only get them once more.
Y.W.C.A. membership banquet.
-Not much longer to this school year.
-Today was the last issue of the Scarlet
Quill for this year. Seniors put on a
very entertaining class play, "The Late
-Saturday. Thanks to Scarlet Quill staff
for all of this year's Quills.
-Vv'onder if everybody has prom dates?
-Band Festival at Kenton.
-Band Festival at Kenton.
Music festival here. Hi-Y District Con-
ference at Rockford.
Still some fluttering around for Prom
-Elks' dance for Seniors.
-Saturday-day off-no worry
-G. R. Farewell to Seniors.
-School board banquet.
-Home Ec. last meeting.
-Get hair fixed for Prom.
Prom-Sure was swell.
Sure tired! Prom was a big success.
Only six more days.
Don't have to go back today.
Practice for Thursday,
-Practice for Commencement.
Commencement at 7 13 0.
-School is out for good! I I I
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SENl0R CLASS 0F 19 0
David Allen, Army.
Robert Allen, St. Marys. I
William Allen, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert, Ohio.
Andy Anderson, Bordens Cheese Factory,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Jack Anderson, Assistant Manager at the New
Equity, Celina, Ohio. l
Martha Baer, Lowrey Maid, Van Wert, 01110-
Charles Baker, Army.
John Barga, Army.
Dale Barnes, Railroad.
Donivieve Bebout, Married.
Ben Beemer, International Harvester, Fort
Berniece Bell, La Charme Beauty Salon, Van
Betty Bennett, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton,
Erma Blake, Hunter's Drug Store, Van Wert,
Gerald Boroff, United States Navy.
Walter Boyd, Webb's Market, Van Wert,
Ellen Boyden, Married.
Wendell Burnett, Texaco Filling Station,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Mary Evelyn Carter, Spayd-Ohio Office, Van
Robert Chambers, California.
Richard Clifton, International Harvester.
Fort Wayne, Indiana. I
Stanley Coffelt, Wittenberg College, Spring-
Richard Conley, Purdy Motor Sales, Van
Wert, Ohio. I
Irene Conwell, Marsh Hotel. Van Wert. Ohio.
Betty Craig, Married. I
Robert Crosby, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio.
Robert Dasher, Army.
Guyneth Davis, Morris's 5 and l0c Store,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Jack Davis, Hillsdale, Michigan.
Jack Denig, Baltimore, Maryland.
XVilma DeWeese, Married.
Richard Duprey, Ohio State, Columbus,
Katherine Eckenstein, Married.
Dorothy Edsall, Married.
Thelma Elzey, Married.
Evelyn English, At Home.
Helen Felger, Married.
Adelbert Fox, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
Stanley Galloway, California.
Edgar Galloway, Baltimore, Maryland.
Robert Germann, Container Company, Van
Margaret Gipe, Married.
Lloyd Griflis, General Electric, Fort Wayne,
Thomas Grindle, California.
Leo Haines, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Janet Halverson. Elyria, Ohio.
John Harden, Container Company, Van
Jeanne Heaton, Married.
James Hogue, Lorraine, Ohio.
William Humerickhouse, Schines Theater,
Van Wert. Ohio.
Chalice Jerome, Murphy's 5 and l0c Store,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Maynard Jerome, Miami University, Oxford,
Marvin Johnson, Air Field.
Julia Jones, Container Company, Van Wert,
Richard Jones, Army.
Doris Jordan, Central Manufacturing Insur-
ance Company, Van Wert, Ohio.
Paul Keipper, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
Robert Keyser, Buffalo, New York.
Clifford Kiehl, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert, Ohio.
Betty Kiggins, Huntington, Indiana.
Edward King, Gunsett's Hardware Company,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Gloria King, Wilkinson Printing Company.
Van Wert, Ohio.
Richard King, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Marjorie Kreischer, Columbus, Ohio.
Norman Kreischer, Hamburger Inn, Van
Max Krugh, Van Wert Manufacturing Co.,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Arthur Kuckein, Container Company, Van
Dale LaRue, Bordens Cheese Factory, Van
McClelland Leiter, Kroger's Grocery.
Robert Lindemann, Container Company,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Betty Lou Linninger, Washington, D. C.
Marie Linton, Van Wert Manufacturing Com-
pany, Van Wert, Ohio.
Lena Lippi, Y.W.C.A,, Van NVert. Ohio.
Jeanne Longwell, Married.
Carl Lower, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert, Ohio.
Robert Mager, Lima, Ohio.
Jack Marsh, Railroad.
Gaylord Medaugh, Wright's Filling Station.
Keith Milheim, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert,
Robert Milligan, Ohio Power, Van Wert,
Martha Morgan, Dennison University, Gran-
Schuyler Myers, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert,
Joanne Olberding, Dayton, Ohio.
Rebecca Painter, Lima, Ohio.
Betty Belle Parks, Lima, Ohio.
Robert Pllum, Presserette, Van Wert, Ohio,
Mary Poling, Clark's Shoe Store, Van Wert.
Kathryn Potter, Married.
Ruth Pressler, Lima Memorial Hospital.
Hagld Prill, Container Company, Van Wert,
Howard Prill, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert, Ohio,
Jack Raeder, Air Corps.
Quentine Reed, Army.
Lloyd Rhodenbaugh. Army.
Rosemary Rigel. Lima, Ohio.
Hazel Robinson, Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware.
Betsy Ross, Bay Village, Ohio.
Joe Routt, Army.
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Nell Rose Rucklos, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Harold Runnion, Defiance, Ohio.
Alberta Salsburey, Detroit Grace Hospital.
Alice Schaadt, Beauty Shoppe, Spencerville,
Robert Scott, At Home.
Betty Severns, Hopkin's Grill, Van Wert,
Mary Margaret Shaffer, Central Manufactur-
ing Company, Van Wert, Ohio.
Marjorie Sharp, Van Wert County Hospital,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Robert Shell, Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio.
Dorothy Sherburn, Married.
Thomas Showalter, Container Company,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Carl Siders, United States Navy.
Warren Simmons, Sandusky, Ohio.
Jeanette Sinn, Washington, D. C.
Mary Slattery, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
Dorothy Starkey, Married.
Doyt Stegmier, California.
Patricia Steinmetz, Morris 5 Y5 lOc Store,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Robert Stetler, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Dorothy Stewart, Housekeeper, Van Wert,
Lawrence Stittsworth, Army.
Mary Stratton, Married.
Catherine Stripe, Married.
Lois Stuck, Van Wert Manufacturing Com-
pany, Van Wert, Ohio.
Everett Summersett, Florida.
Dale Terry, Container Company, Van Wert,
Jack Tester, Salesman, Van Wert County.
Charles Thomas, Van Wert Manufacturing
Company, Van Wert, Ohio.
Gordon Thomas, Army.
Lawrence Tindall, United States Navy.
Betty Truax, Marsh Hotel, Van Wert, Ohio.
Victoria Unterbrink, Van Wert Manufac-
turing Company, Van Wert, Ohio.
Betty Jean Urton, Nurses Training, Lima,
John Walls, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert, Ohio.
Juanita Walters, Van Wert Manufacturing
Company, Van Wert, Ohio.
McGuire Weaver, Sandwich Cafe, Van Wert,
Richard Weigle, Ohio State University, Co-
Maurice Williman, Williman 8 Son's Mar-
ket, Van Wert, Ohio.
Margaret Willoughby, Wright Field, Dayton,
Donald Wilson, Farming, Van Wert, Ohio.
Valrea Winters, D. J. Gunsett Company,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Howard Wise, Container Company, Van
Louise Wistner, Dayton, Ohio.
Charles Woodruff, Van Wert Air Port, Van
Helen Woodruff, Celina, Ohio.
Betty Worthington, Housekeeper, Van Wert,
Franklin Wyandt, Kennedy Kit, Van Wert,
Robert Yarger, Cleveland, Ohio.
LaVera Young, Housework, Liberty Center,
Ruth Young, Married.
Marcille Zeigler, Married.
Eileen Zotz, Married.
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SENl0R CLASS 0F 1941
Marjorie Louise Acheson, International, Fort
Waldo Lawrence Baker, Wilkinson's Print-
ing Co., Van VJert, Ohio.
Charles C. Baxter, At Home. I
Mildred Grace Bebout, Office of Container
Co., Van Wert, Ohio.
Donna Jeanne Beck, Deaconess Hospital,
Robert Orrin Bell, Miller fd Jones's Shoe
Shop, Van Wert, Ohio.
Marjorie Louise Black, Montgomery Ward,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Jeanne Marie Blanke, At Home.
Herbert J. Boroff, Container Company, Van
Jack Olsen Brown, Spayd-Ohio CO., Vim
Alice Bernice Carey, Y.W.C.A., Van Wert.
Robert Lee Clay, At Home.
Armiline Jewels Click, Spayd-Ohio Co., Van
Rosabelle G. Coates, Factory in Dayton,
Anna Margaret Cook, Grace Hospital, De-
Otis Coon, Jr., Container Co., Van Wert,
Alva Leroy Cooper, Chidester's Garage, Van
Martha H. Craig, Married.
Patricia Ann Crouse, Central, Van Wert,
Normagene Elaine Deal, Office at Coal 'ia' Ice
Co., Belleville, Michigan.
Helen Louise DeBolt, Central, Van Wert,
Hugh B. Elder, Jr,, Chevrolet Garage, Van
Virginia C. Eschbach, Wright Field, Dayton.
James L. Fox, At Home.
Elmer Friemoth, At Home.
Donna Louise Gamble, Office work, Mans-
Jeanne Baden Gauvey, College of St. Teresa.
Catherine A. Gentry, Office work, Cincin-
Miriam Lee Gillespie, Cleveland Playhouse,
Betty Louise Gipe, Kiggon's Restaurant, Van
June Violet Gipe, Married.
William Gordon Good, Container Co., Van
Mary Maxine Gorsuch, Child's Hospital.
Forest Gribler, Jr., Morris 5 53 10, Van
Deo Haines, Signal Depot, Fort Wayne, In-
Bonnie Arlene Hale, Central, Van Wert,
Betty J. Harman, Murphy's 5 fri IO, Van
James Miles Harner. Baseball School, Florida.
Charles E. Henry, Container Co., Van Wert,
Norma Jane Hillery, Griffin College, Van
Catherine Pauline Hisey, Miami University.
Dora Lee Holland, General Electric, Fort
Jane Holmes, Married.
Vernon Hoverman, Ohio State University,
Barbara Louise Hunt, Miami University, Ox-
Jack E. Hyer, U. S. Navy.
Margaret Louise Imler, Secretary, Overall
Mfg, Co., Van Wert, Ohio.
Ethel Jeannette Inwood, Balyeat's Restau-
rant, Van Wert, Ohio.
Betty Jean Jones, At Home.
Jayne Jones, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
Louise Jones, Working in Van Wert County
Patricia Ilene Kennedy, International, Fort
Leonard C. Klewer, Working for Tom
Maher, Contractor, Van Wert, Ohioj
Jeanette Kline, Married.
Donald R. Kreischer, Container Co., Van
Ernestine M, Lake, Central, Van Wert, Ohio.
Grace Joanne Landis, Ohio State University,
Roger L. Leatherman, Ohio State University,
Lawrence Graydon Lee, Kennedy Kit, Van
Walter W. LeValley, Equity, Celina, Ohio.
NVilliam Leroy Lintemoot, Container Co.,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Dale Long, Working at Marsh School, Van
Gene W. Longsworth, Central Dairy, Fort
Dorothy Louise McCleary, Overall Mfg. Co.,
Hopkin Grill, Van Wert, Ohio.
Clara Ellen McClure, Office in Bank, Dayton.
Robert Eugene McCollum, Sandwich Cafe.
Van Wert, Ohio.
Miriam Marie McConnell, Miami University,
Rosemary McCoy, Howe Paint Co., Dayton.
Elizabeth Jean McGrew, Container Co., Van
Anna Bell McNew. At Home.
John Fox Maney, County Surveyor's Office,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Robert William Maxson, Container Co., Van
Eileen Janice Merriss, Container Co., Van
James William Miller, Oiiice of Container
Co., Van Wert, Ohio.
Martha Jean Miller, Morris 5 YS 10, Van
Helen Louise Myers, Married.
Jeanne Annette Parks, Married.
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Benjamin Leo Pollock, Jr., Container Co.,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Anna Mae Ponds, Oiiice of Border Coal Co.,
Van Wert, Ohio.
James M. Potter, U. S. Navy.
Doyt E, Rogers, Container Co., Van Wert,
Gordon O. Rogers, Ohio State University,
Betty Margarete Ross, Central, Van Wert,
Ervin Leroy Royse, Northwestern School of
Commerce, Lima, Ohio.
Robert W. Runnion, Equity, Defiance, Ohio.
Emma Marie Saam, Central, Van Wert, Ohio.
Alva J. Salsburey, Spayd-Ohio, Van Wert,
William Lindley Saulisberry, Findlay College,
Donald L. Scott, Teddy's Shoe Shining
Shop, Van Wert, Ohio.
Edith Sharp, Draft Board OHice, Van Wert,
Mildred Maxine Sherman, Murphy's 5 'KES lO.
Van Wert, Ohio.
Betty Lorene Shreck, Lima Memorial Hos-
pital, Lima, Ohio.
Marjorie Smith, Married.
Richard Matthys Steinmetz, Container Co.,
Van Wert, Ohio.
Merl Statler, Navy Work in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cletus Dale Stripe, Stripe fd Son, Contrac-
tors, Van Wert, Ohio.
Richard O. Stump, N.Y.A. Camp, Mans-
Doyt Taylor, Container Co., Van Wert,
Orville Thomas. Jr., Morris 5 '25 10, Van
Doris Marie Tindall, Murphy's 5 Y5 10, Van
Patricia Todd, Jerrold Co., Van Wert, Ohio.
Donald John Uhl, Gunsett's Hardware, Van
Dorothy Jean Uhl, International, Port
Lawrence Edwin Vaske, Floor Covering
Service, Lima, Ohio.
Glendora Rosalie Warner, Central, Van
George Frederick Weck,
William Zeller Wilkie,
Charles Paul Williams,
Carol Enid Willmert,
Container Co., Van
Welding in Dayton,
Jeanne Marie Yyilloughby, Office at Wright
Field, Dayton, Ohio.
Joseph Carl Winters, Container Co., Van
William Harold Wise,
Container Co., Van
Fred P. Witten, At Home.
Barbara Yager, Ohio State University, C0-
O. O. Zinsmaster, Jr.,
Container Co., Van
Virginia Louise Zotz, Office in Ohio Power
Co., Van Wert, Ohio.
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Thomas Jewelry Co.
104 West Main Street
Smakin' Good Sandwiches
Sandwich Cafe Pantry
KNOCK YOU COLD
Young Fried Chicken Any Time
Drink Night Club
Pop Kola Howel's Root Beer
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the Class of 1942
140 East Main St. Van Wert
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As Steady as Life Itself
Savings invested here do Grow CONFECTIUNERY
First Federal Savings !! Cloverleaf Ice Cream
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Student Headquarters Compliments
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H' E D to the Class of 1942
LADIES and Mrssns , APPAREL F BAILYJEAT
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Pianos - Solovoxes - Band Instruments
Accordians - Sheet Music f Records
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Cgngratulatigns Congratulations to the
I0 the ii Graduation Class of 1942
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to the members of the
Bo N N EW IT Z '42 Graduating Class
of Van Wert High School
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Steers Pagklng Purmort Brothers
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Van Wert, Ohio
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Electrical and Plumbing
I Extend Congratulations
"Some One Has to Sell to the
the Good Things " Class of 1942
FOR Best W1shes
EVERY Class of 11942
May the years ahead be
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To 'FSH E, GRIBUER
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The Lake 'alias Company
Congratulations to the
Class ot 11942,
You have successifullv completed the tirst step
in vour career and are entering a new era.
To ohtain the success and happiness vou deserve
you must continue to he progressive and creative.
ln this we vvish each of vou the utrnost success
in vour future life Work.
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To the Class of l94lZ We extend
Congratulations. May your future
years he crowned with success and
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Congratulations Class of l94lZ
- High Scholarships
All Have Been Yours
May Your Heritage
Be One ol: Great Happiness
Success ancl Conllclence
ln All Our Futures
JL. C, PENNEY CUMPANY
CLASS UF 31942
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Greetings and Best Wishes
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11942 GRADUATIING CLASS
Van Wert High Sehoell
THE CONTAINER COMPANY
VAN WERTZ. OHIO
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