Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)

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UTGGGGSUGDGDGG3636606033363303DSSGUGGGGQGGGU30363630334 J A Ywgs W' 'qu N L. L45 . 4t.,f-Qjt ifxix WM lll ll ' tr 'x AY N965 DEDICATION We-the Class cf"45"- dedicate our year book, the Excalibur, to all our boys who have given their lives and to those who may yet be called upon to give theirs to preserve the Welfare of all future generations. These boys have left a spirit which will never die as long as there shall be graduation days at Van VV'ert High School. We have plaques, memorials, and a service flag to remind us of our boys: but none of these is actually needed for they continue to Walk the corridors with each outgoing Senior and incoming Freshman. Our boys have set a record which will withstand all time and being until peace shall again rule the World. With a record as shining as this-and boys as gallant as they-We feel that this dedication is only fitting and proper. lt may be small, but We hope that it will be mighty in the coming courses of their lives. A book filled with Words and memories seems trifling and insignificant compared with the forever-lost graduates of our Van Wert High School. To these and the many who Will return, We dedicate this 1945 Excalibur with all due respect and sincere appreciation for their never-to-be forgotten successes and sacrifices. 3336DGGQQOQGDOGGOG666060066000UQGQUQGGUDGGDQUO39660606603630 o9Jl,0JLSo.Q,g wihunmnwwwmwd Aifmw ,ww-irfv. J,9fuJ,o-?.0b,oc,91w6j,wuA1f ,13Am,oafm2'00JiUUa0JfV?"M'V wMWJ,"i, Qwvbpywqawiwkwv ,g,,,W1,0x0.5zm9wwi9w-qwf' mumwqwwwvvqvww- ,vnijyfbfunfvlnwwnflgdvll 0L9JwwJfww:hN,,9,4,ca.4w1wfo.B.u.Vf .gwlwh ,4,ui:U9'v.,4,uaJ0. CLASS OF "45" Motto: "ln ourselves our future lies." Colors: Blue cmd Gold F lower: Bed Rose df!!! M W' MM . ,MW Mviwp fawllw QWEMZM ffifwagiwfy WWJy.U W pap W' M455 C. P. Bowdle, Superintendent BOARD OF EDUCATION M. Forwcdter I. S. Hall Holmes Stoops Walter Tolctn C. W. Williman C. A. Borden, Principal THE SECRETARIAL STAFF Betty' Murray Mary Kesler Kathleen Blair w 4 Central Treasurer of Van Ohio University Ethel Arrnstron EXCALIBUR-1945 9 9 Miami University Ohio State University Plane Geometry World History Student Council Advisor Irvin Baumgartner Bluffton College Ohio State University Industrial History Applied English Science Genevieve Borden Bluffton College Bowling Green University Ohio Northern University Colorado University English II Public Speaking G.A.A. Advisor Junior Class Play Director Senior Class Play Director Iames L. Brown University of Toledo Instructor of Machine Shop and Its Related Subjects Ralph Gallapoo Ohio Northern University Bowling Green University Civics Social Problems Commercial Law Journalism Guidance Councilor Senior Class Advisor Hi-Y Advisor Student Council Advisor Excalibur Advisor Grace Hall Ohio Wesleyan University of Berlin, Germany University of Chicago English IV Latin I II National Honor Society Advisor Betty Ann Hueter Defiance College Hillsdale College Boston University English I Girl Reserve Advisor Excalibur Advisor I. G. Katterheinrich Bliss College University of Cincinnati Kent State University Stenography I Typing I Faculty Manager of Athletics Wert City Schools Activities Fund Walter Leatherman Instructor of Electric Shop and Its Related subjects F- Iohn Leonard Manchester College Ohio State University Home Economics I II III Boy's Home Living Art I II Home Economics Club Advisor Earl Shaffer Clerk, Board of Education School Purchasing Agent Attendance Officer Agriculture 1 II III rv C- M- Smith Farm Shop Instructor F.F.A. Advisor Glenn Livingston University of Michigan Indiana State Teachers College Indiana University World History American History Western State Normal Civics C0116-se Economics Columbia University Hi-Y Advisor Ohio State University American History Gilbert Smith Biology Freshman Class Advisor Visual Education Director Martha Lown Bowling Green University English II National Honor Society Advisor George Mason Defiance College Illinois Columbia Wisconsin Algebra I Advanced Algebra Solid Geometry Chemistry Football Coach Asst. Basketball Coach Ohio Northern University H. B. Spieth Ohio State University Industrial Arts Mechanical Drawing Junior Class Advisor Harold Mohr Miami University Ohio State University Chorus I II III IV Ronald Peters Ohio State University Physical Education Geography Basketball Coach Asst. Football Coach B. P. Rauch Miami University Ohio State University Commercial Arithmetic General Business Sophomore Class Advisor Elfreda Busher Defiance College Ohio State University Bowling Green University Physics General Science Mozelle Tallman Ohio Northern University University of Wisconsin Physical Education Lincoln Building G.A.A. Advisor Herbert Todd University of Toledo Instructor of Auto Mechanics and Its Related Subjects Ralph Weissinger Heidelberg College English III Spanish I II Head of School Library Ohio Northern University Textbooks Ohio State University Leader of Dance Band Stenography II Typing II Leonard Wolf Bookkeeping I G.R. Advisor Mary Sawyer Ohio State University Bowling Green University Dana's Musical Institute Metropolitan School of Music Band Orchestra Instrumental Music 10 EXCALIBUR-1945 Rosalie Adams Dick Barson Gene Blue Phyllis Ann Burley William Carter Patricia Agler Ray Bates Guy Boyer Ross Burley Betty Chambers Wileta Anderson Mary Clay Ashburn Dick Babcock Joan Becker Earl Beverly Ruby Billieu Billie Jean Brubaker Richard Brubaker Mary Lou Buchner John Bury Paul Byers Dorothy Campbell Kenneth Clay Peggy Coupland Mary Dannecker EXCALIBUR-1945 11 Patty DeBolt Wayne Easterling Virginia Finkhousen Arthur Frericks Barbara Garrison Doyt Dickson Janet Eichar Betty Fisher Joyce Frick Mary Garver Jessie Dillworth Ruth Dodge Kathryn Eschbach Don Ferguson Bill Flanagan Dorothy Fleece Harry Fryar Elnora Gallant Pat Geckler Robert Grandstaff Delores Downing Richard Finch Jim Forwalter Mary Gallaway Enid Jean Graven 12 EXCALIBUR-1945 Ann rr'-""' Janet Grill Dolores Guthrie Patricia Hines Elmer Hisey, Jr. Donald Huhn Graydon Jerome Joan Ladd Howard Lamb Betty McClure Lois McNamara Robert Halliwill Howard Hoffman Richard Johnson Gloria Langdon James Maher I Robert Jones, No P icrure 7 Aida Jean Harper Barbara Hennerman Vernon Horther Richard Hughes Marjorie Keipper Marjorie Knittle Jack Lininger David Linser Dick Metzger Marjorie Meyette EXCALIBUR--1945 13 Agn KWH: H E 3 Mary Mihm Gerald Miller Jack Monroe Sue Partin Gae Pfeiffer Marilyn Phillipy Bernita Ray Robert Reidenbach Helen Replogle Donna Rickard Bonnie Rise Colleen Rise Ruth Ross Patty Roth Robert Ruhlin Robert Murray Murlin Pollock Dillon Rhodenbaugh Jeanne Ross Gerald Saam Keith Nelson Bill Putnam Betty Rickard Joanne Ross Jacqueline Scarpelli 14 EXCALIBUR-1945 Winifred Schaadt Paul Schumm Betty Shaffer Paul Sherman Arthur Shook Bill Shreck Helen Siders Dorothy Sigler Glenn Smith Ruby Sites Bill Soldner Robert Stripe Virginia- Stripe David Summersett Wilbur Sunderland Joan Sutton Pat Swisher Paul Reed fno picturej SENIOR CLASS HISTORY We, the Seniors, are at the end of a long, although thoroughly pleasant, journey. When we were Freshmen, back in the first year of the War, 1941, We looked forward to the Wonderful year of 1945, when We would achieve our greatest ambition to be Seniors. We have now reached the other side of the river with the green pastures, and we wonder if We have really gotten all of the enjoyment those years have offered to us. We have contributed our share of players to basketball, football, and boths boys' and girls' intramurals. Our basketball team also won the Sectional Class A Cham- pionship this eventful year of 1945. EXCALIBUR-1945 15 sm? -i., f .vw ,Slim Marjorie Tindall Clarence Todd Bill Tornhafe Ailene Tozzer Alphonse Unterbrink Joseph Vaske David Wagstaff Ivan Walters Rachel Williams Doris Williamson Ilo Williamson Joan Williman Joan Wilson Paul Winhover Bill Winsley Ray Winters Carolyn Wyatt Gene Wable C no picturej We have had a splendid represenation in th Hi-Y, Girl Reserves, G.A.A., Home Economics Club, F.F.A., and Lyre Club. Seven members of our class were elected to the National Honor Society as Juniors. They are: Joann Becker, Billie Jean Brubaker, Patty Debolt, Richard Finch, Elmer Hisey, Winnifred Schaadt, and Carolyn Wyatt. Yes, we are nearing the end of our journey, but before we leave Van Wert High School we want to thank all of our teachers and advisors for doing everything in their power to help and advise us. We appreciate it. We also want to tell the Class of '46 that We know they will uphold the high traditions of Van Wert High School. Good luck to you. Juniors. Carolyn Wyatt li ' A JW --'31 16 EXCALIBUR-1945 Rosalie June Adams 'tRosie" G.A.A.: G.A.A. Cabinet: Girl Re- serves: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: "Every Family Has One": Chorus 1, 2: Prom Com- mittee: Senior Class Play Com- mittee: Girls' Intramurals: Choral Concert. Patricia Agler "Pat,' G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Chorus 1, 2: Girls' Intramurals: Choral Con- cert: "Ah, Men". Wileta Ruth Anderson "Bill" G.A.A.: Girls' Intramurals: 4-H. Mary Cay Ashburn "Wolf" G.A.A.: G.A.A. Cabinet 4: Girl Re- serves: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: PYOIY1 Committee: Dance Orchestra 3: Girls' Intramurals: Choral Con- cert: D.A.R. Contestant: Student Librarian: "Ah, Men." Charles Richard Babcock "Dick" Boys' Intramurals: F.F.A.: F.F.A. Reporter 4, Richard Allan Barson "Bar" Hi-Y 3. 4: Prom Committee: In- vitation Committee: "Ah, Men". Ray Bates, Jr. "Ray', U. S. Army. Aloah Joann Becker "Jo" Girl Reserves: National Honor Soc- iety 3, 4: Lyre Club: Band 1, 2, Junior Class Committee: Girls! Intramurals: Student Librarian: "Ah, Men." v Earl Beverly, Jr. 'tBeaver' Basketball 2: Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Boys' Intramurals: Baseball 3. Ruby Billieu "Bluey,' G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Chorus 1,2. Gene Blue "Booby" Chorus 1. Marion Guy Boyer "Chink" Hi-Y 3, 4: Student Council 4: "Every Family Has One": Band 1: Class Treasurer 1. Billie Jeanne Brubaker 'tBillie,' Girl Reserves: G.R. Cabinet 4: National Honor Society 3. 4: Ex- calibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: "Every Family Has One": Chorus 1, 2, 3: Prom Committee: Ring and Pin Committee: Choral Concert: Rendezvous Committee 2, 3: Stu- dent Bookkeeper 3, 4: "Ah, Men." SENIOR DIRECTORY Gordan Richard Brubaker "Dick" Hi-Y 3, 4: "V" Club: Cheerleader 3, 4: Chorus 1, 2, 3: Prom Com- mittee. Mary Lou Buchner "Red" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Girls' Intra- murals. John Bury, Jr. '4Johnny" Hi-Y 4. Phyllis Ann Burley "Phyl,' Girl Reserves: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: "Every Family Has One": Chorus 1, 2, 3: Prom Committee: Choral Concert: In- vitation Committee: D.A.R. Con- testant: "Ah, Men." Ross A. Burley "Rosso" Chorus 1, 2: Choral Concert. 77 Paul Byers "Bunion Football 1: Boys' Intramurals. Dorothy Jean Campbell 'tDot" Girl Reserves: Girls Intramurals: Choral Concert. William E. Carter "Bill" Boy Rotarian. Betty Jean Chambers t'Betty" Girl Reserves: G.R. Cabinet 4: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Cheerleader 4: Chorus 3: Choral Concert: "Ah, Men," Stu- dent Sec'y. to Superintendent. Kenneth D. Clay '4Kenny" Chorus: Choral Concert. Marguerite Coupland "Peg" G.A.A.: G.A.A. Cabinet 3, 4: Girl Reserves: G.R. Cabinet 4: Excali- bur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: "Every Family Has One": Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Prom Committee: Girls' Intramurals: Choral Concert: "Ah, Men." 7 Mary Louise Dannecker "Mary' G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: G.R. Cabinet 3: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Student Council 1: Chorus 1. 2, 3. 4: Prom Committee: Junior Class Play Committee: Senior Class Play Committee: Girls' Intra- murals: Choral Concert. Patty Lou Debolt 'tPat" Girl Reserves: National Honor Society 3, 43- Student Council 3: Prom Committee: Class Secretary 2, 3: Invitation Committee: Student Librarian. Doyt D. Dickson "Speedy" Jessie Dilworth "Chewy" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Prom Committee: Chorus 1, 3: Girls' Intramurals: Choral Concert: Home Ec. Club. Clara Ruth Marie Dodge "Ruth" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Band 1, 2: Orchestra 1, 2: "Ah, Men." Delores Downing "Doy" Girl Reserves. Wayne E. Easterling 'tSlave" Hi-Y 3, 4: Chorus 1, 2: Football 1, 2, 3: Boys' Intramurals. Janet E. Eichar "Blondie" Band Girl Reserves: Lyre Club: 1, 2, 3, 4: Home Ec. Club. Kathryn Ann Eschbach "Pete" G.A.A.: G.A.A. Cabinet 3, 4: Girl Reserves: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Student Council: Class Treasurer 3: Class Secretary 4: Junior Class Play Committee: Senior Class Play Committee: Girls' Intramurals: Home Ec. Club: 4-H Club. Donald C. Ferguson "Fergy" "V" Club: Football 3, 4: Boys, Intramurals: F.F.A.: F.F.A. Re- porter 3: F.F.A. Secretary 4. Richard W. Finch 'tDick" Hi-Y 3, 4: National Honor Society 3, 4: Student Council 2, 3, 4: "Every Family Has One": Prom Committee: Ring and Pin Com- mittee: Class Motto. Flower, and Color Committee: Class President 3, 4: Boys' Intramurals: Invitation Committee: Boy Rotarian: Rendez- vous Committee 2. Virginia Louise Finkhousen c:Ginny:! G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Girls' Intra- Hurals: Student Librarian: "Ah, en." Betty Ilene Fisher 'tDeadeye" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Prom Com- mittee: Girls' Intramurals. Bill K. Flanagan "Bill" Football 4: Baseball 3, 4. Dorothy Fleece 'tFuzzy" Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Dance Orchestra 2: Girls' Intramurals: Pep Band. EXCALIBUR-1945 17 James M. Forwalter "Count" Hi-Y 3, 4: Vice-Pres. of Hi-Y 4: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Band l, 2: Prom Committee: Junior Class Play Committee: In- vitation Committee: Boy Rotarian. Arthur Frericks "Art" Hi-Y 3, 4: Sec. and Treas. of Hi- Y 4: Prom Committee: Boys' Intra- murals: Boy Rotarian. Joyce Frick "Frick" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Prom Com- mittee: Girls' Intramurals: Home Ec. Club: Home Ec. Club Cabinet 2, 3, 4. Harry Fryer "Harry" Elenora Gallant "Shorty" G.A.A.: Girls' Intramurals. Mary Galloway "Mary" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Lyre Club: Band 1, 2, 3: Orchestra 2: Girls' Intramurals. Barbara E. Garrison "Bobbe" G.A.A.: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Band 3, 4: Girls' Intramurals: Chorus Concert cert: Home Ec. Club. Mary E. Garver "Melly" Band 1, 2: D.A.R. Contestant. Patricia Geckler G. A. A.: Girls' Intramurals Bob Grandstaff "Grann " Y "V" Club: Band 1: Basketball 1, 3. 4: Fooftball 2, 3, 4: Baseball Enid Jean Graven "Jeanie" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff. Chorus 13, 2: girls' Intramurals: Choral oncer . Janet Louise Grill "Janet" Girl Reserves: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Prom gomtrlniigzee: Choral Concert: Home c. u . Delores Guthrie "Lorrie" Robert E. Halliwill 'KKit" Alda Jean Harper "Happ" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Cabinet 4: Chorus 1, 2. 3: G.R. Prom Committee: Girls' Intramurals: Choral Concert: Invitation Com- mittee: Student Librarian Rendez- vous Committee: "Ah, Men." Barbara E. Hennermann "Barb" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: G.R. Cabinet 3: Chorus 1, 2, 3: Choral Concert. Patricia Ann Hines "Pat" G.A.A.: G.A.A. Cabinet 4: Excali- SENIOR DIRECTORY bur-Editor: Scarlet Quill Staff: Student Council 3: "Every Family Has One": Band 1: Prom Com- mittee: Ring and Pin Committee: Girls' Intramurals: Student Libra- rian: Rendezvous Committee 2, 3. Elmer Hisey "Jr," Hi-Y 3, 4: National Honor Society 3, 4: "V" Club: Student Council 2, 3, 4: "Every Family Has One": Chorus 1, 2: Prom Committee: Ring and Pin Committee: Class Vice-President 1: Basketball 1, 2: Football 4: Boys' Intramurals: Choral Concert: Boy Rotarian: Men." Howard M. Hoffman "Gus" Vernon LeRoy Horther 'fRev" Hi-Y 3, 4: Prom Committee. Lewis Richard Hughes "Dick" Hi-Y 3, 4: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Chorus 3. 4: Band 1: Basketball 2: Boys' Intramurals: Choral Concert. Donald Joseph Huhn "Huhner" Graydon Rutledge Jerome "Crackle" Hi-Y 3, 4: "V" Club: Student Council 1, 4: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Prom Committee: Junior Class Play Committee: Basketball 1, 3: Football 3, 4: Boys' Intramurals: Choral Concert. Richard L. Johnson i'Dick" Robet B. Jones "Gunner-Buck" Boys' Intramurals. Marjorie L. Keipper "Keip" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Chorus 1: Prom Cominitteg Girls Intramurals: Home Ec. Club: 4-H Club. Marjorie Knittle "Shorty" Band: Prom Committee: Girls' Intramurals: Home Ec. Club. Joan Ladd "Jim" Chorus: Band: Orchestra 2, 3: Dance Orchestra 3: Girls' Intra- murals. Gloria Jane Langdon "Pickel" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Chorus 1, 2: Prom Committee: Girls' Intra- murals. J ack Lininger 'fKnickerbocker" Hi-Y 3, 4: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Student Council 1, 2, 4: Prom Committee: Class Presi- dent 1, 2: Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Boys' Intramurals: Boy Rotarian: Pres. of Student Council. David G. Linser "Dave" Band 1, 2: Football 4: Boys' Intra- murals. Betty Lou McClure "Bets" Girl Reserves: Home Ec. Club. Lois Jean Mc Namara "Pinky" Girl Reserves. James A. Maher "Jim" Chorus 2: Football 13 Boys' Intra- murals. Richard L. Metzgar "Metz" "V" Club: Football: Boys' Intra- murals. Marjorie Lea Meyette "Maggie" G.A.A.: G.A.A. Cabinet 3: Girl Re- serves: Chorus 1, 2: Girls' Intra- murals. Mary Milun "Mary" Girl Reserves: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Prom Com- mittee. Gerald Miller "Gerald" Hi-Y 4: Band 1: Orchestra 1. Jack Lee Monroe "Screech" Hi-Y: Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: "V" Club: Chorus 3, 4: Prom Committee: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 4. Robert E. Murray f'Bob" Excalibur Staff: Scarlet Quill Staff: Boys' Intramurals. Keith Nelson "Keith" Hi-Y 3, 4: Prom Committee: Boys' Intramurals: Air Scouts. Sue Partin "Suby" G.A.A.: Girl Reserves: Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Girls' Intramurals. Gae D. Pfeiffer "Pfeiffer" Chorus 1, 2, 3: Choral Concert. Marilyn Phillipy "Rosie" G.A.A.: Chorus 1: Prom Com- mittee: Girls' Intramurals: Home Ec. Club. Murlin Pollock "Mike" Bill J. Putman "Bill" Boys' Intramurals. Bernita Ray "Bernie" Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Girls' Intra- murals: Choral Concert. V18 EXCALIBUR-1945 Paul M, Reed "Paul" Boys' Intramurals3 F.F.A.. Robert Reidenbach "Bob" Hi-Y 3, 43 Lyre Club3 Chorus 43 Band 1, 2, 33 Orchestra 13 Foot- ball 43 Boys' Intramurals3 Choral Concert. Helen Replogle "Helen" Dillon D. Rhodenbaugh "Baron" Hi-Y 3, 43 "V" Club3 "Every Family Has One"3 Prom Committee3 Ring ang Pin Committee3 Basketball Betty June Rickard "Betty" G.A.A.3 Girls Intramurals. Donna Lee Rickard "Don" G.A.A.3 Chorusg Prom Committee: Girls' Intramuralsg Home Ec. Club. Bonnie Lee Rise t'Bonnie" G.A.A.: Girl Reservesg Chorus 1, 2. 3, 43 Band 43 Choral Concert3 Home Ec. Club3 Home Ec. Club Cabinet3 "Ah, Men," Dixie Colleen Rise "Shorty" G.A.A.Q Girl Reserves: Chorus 3, 43 Girls' Intramurals3 Home Ec. Club. Patricia Rose Roth t'Pat" Ohio City High School 3 years. Jeanne Ross "Twin" G.A.A.3 2, 3, 43 Girls' Intramurals3 Choral Concert. Girl Reserves3 Chorus 1, Joanne Roos 'tTWin" Girl Reserves3 Chorus 1, G.A.A.: 2, 3, 43 Choral Concert. Ruth E. Ross 'tRuthie" Girl Reservesg G.R. Cabinet 43 Slhorus 33 Choral Concert3 "Ah, en." Bob Ruhlin "Bob" Hi-Y 3, 43 Cheerleader 4. Gerald Sarnm "Saarny" Hi-Y3 Band 1, 23 Boys' Intramurals. Jacqualine Scarpelli "Jacque" Winifred Schaadt "Winnie" Girl Reserves President3 G.R. Cab- inet 2, 3, 43 National Honor Soc- iety 3, 43 Excalibur Stalffj Scarlet Quill Staff3 Student Council 2,43 "Every Family Has One"3 Chorus 1, 2, 33 Choral Concert3 D.A.R. g1o2testant3 Student Bookkeeper Paul Schumm t'Paul,' Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Boys' Intra- murals3 Choral Concert. SENIOR DIRECTORY Betty June Shaffer "Boots" G.A.A.: Girl RSSBTVGSQ Girls' Intra- murals3 Home Ec. Club, Home Ec. Club Cabinet 43 Student Libra- riang "Ah, Men." Paul Eugene Sherman "Harry" Lyre Club: Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Foot- ball 1, 2, 3, 43 Baseball 3, 4. Arthur L. Shook t'Art" William L. Shreck "Maggot" Hi-Y 3, 43 "V" Club3 Student Council 13 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Junior Class Play Comrnittee3 Basketball 1, 23 Football 3, 43 Boys' Intra- murals3 Choral Concert. Helen Siders "Apple" G.A.A.3 G.A.A. Cabinet 13 Girl Re- SBTVCSQ Girls' Intramurals. Dorthy Sigler "Dot" Girl ReserVes3 Chorus 1, 23 Choral Concert3 Home Ec. Club. Glenn Smith, Jr. 'tSmitty" Boys' Intramurals. William E. Soldner "Duke" Hi-Y 3, 43 "Every Family One"3 Lyre Club3 Band 1, 2, 33 Prom Committee3 Boys' Intra- murals3 "Ah, Men." Robert Stripe "Stripey" Hi-Y 3, 43 "V" Club3 Lyre Club3 Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Prom Committeeg Junior Class Play Committee3 Football 43 Boys' Intramurals3 Baseball 3, 43 Holiday Ball Com- mittee. Has Virginia Jeanne Stripe "Ginnie" G.A.A.3 Band 1, 23 Girls' Intra- murals3 Choral Concert. David Summersett 'tDavel' Hi-Y 3, 43 "V" Club3 Student Council 2, 3, 43 Prom Committee3 Ring and Pin Committee3 Class Vice-President 2, 3, 43 Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Boys' Intramurals3 "Ah, Men." Wilbur Sunderland "Sundy" Boys' Intramurals. Joanna Ruth Sutton "Jo" Ohio City Liberty High School. Patricia Louise Swisher "Pat" G.A.A.3 Girl Reserves3 Girls In- tramurals. Marjorie Tindall "Marg" Girls' Intramurals3 Home Ec. Club. Clarence Todd "Clem" Hi-Y 3, 4. Bill Tomhafe "Bill', Hi-Y 3, 43 Prom Committee3 Boys' Intramurals3 Holiday Ball Com- mittee. Ailene Tozzer "Toz" Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Girls' Intramur- als3 Choral Concert. Alphonse Carl Unterbrink "Al" Boys' Intramurals3 "Ah, Men." Joseph C. Vaske i'Frenchie" Boys' Intramurals. Kenneth E. Wable "Kelse" "V" Club3 Basketball 13 Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Boys' Intramurals. David Wagstaff "Mouse" Hi-Y 3, 43 Band 3, 4, Prom Com- mittee3 Boys' Intramurals3 In- vitation Committee3 Holiday Ball Committee. Ivan M. Walters "Bucky" Hi-Y 3, 43 Chorus 2, 3, 43 Boys' iiI1tramurals3 Choral Concert3 "Ah, en." Rachel Williams "Rachel" G.A.A.3 Girl Reserves3 Chorus 23 Girls' Intramurals. Doris Evelyn Williamson i'Blondie" llo Williamson "Jock" G.A.A.3 G.A.A. Cabinet 3, 43 "Every Family Has ORCH: Prom Committee3 Junior Class Play Com- mittee: Senior Class Play Com- mitteeg Orchestra 1, 23 Girls' Intra- murals3 Rendezvous Committee. Joan Williaman "Myrt', G.A.A.: Girl Reserves3 Lyre Club3 Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Prom Committeeg Orchestra 1. 23 Dance Orchestra 1, 2, 33 Girls' Intramurals3 Home Ec. Club: Home Ec. Club Cabinet 4. Joan Wilson t'WillyH Girl Reserves: Girls' Intramurals. Paul E. Winhover "Tub" William Winsley "Bill" Hi-Y 3, 43 Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Class Treasurer 43 Boys' Intramuralsg Baseball 3, 43 "Ah, Men." Ray Winters "Shorty" Carolyn Jane Wyatt "Watt" G.A.A.3 Girl Reservesg G.R. Cabinet 43 National Honor Society 3, 43 Excalibur Staff3 Scarlet Quill Staff3 Chorus l, 2, 3,3 Girls' Intra- murals3 Choral Concert3 D.A.R. gorlrtestanm Student Bookkeeper 51 xp f 1, , " QW? .QM V as ,225 NN 2 1, m V5 ,gs nf Maw W5 gg 20 EXCALIBUR-1945 CLASS PROP!-IECY Looking back over the many years since we were dignified seniors of Van Wert High School, we remember well our aims and desires. Some of them were fulfilled and others-well-!!!???!! We find, as you will see, that the war af- fected the lives of many. Rosalie Adams, whose greatest desire was to be a nurse, is now employed at Lockheed Aircraft and to her friends is known as "Rosie, the Riveter." Pat Agler worked in the Equity so long she finally got enough experiences in this line and is now running a chain of stores of her own. They are all the Agler Dairy Stores, Wileta Anderson became so skilled at vol- ley ball that she is now on a tour of the country teaching the losing teams her 'itricks of the trade." Mary Ashburn is, and has been for ten years, singing com- mercials on the radio. Richard Babcock and his wife are hap- pily married and living on their farm at Middlebury. Dick Barson is now a famed chemist, rated in the same class as Ein- stein. Ray Bates was drafted before school was out and when he went across, he met a Madamoiselle. He is still in France. Joan Becker never found her ideal so she is running an "Old Maid's Home" in Con- voy. Earl Beverly took over the spotlight when The Duke stepped aside. He is known as Boogie Beat Beverly, world's greatest ivory dealer. The man shortage is still critical so Ruby Billieu is now a jockey in the Crack Pot Derby. Gene Blue took Fred Astaire's place and is do- ing all right on Broadway. Guy Boyer is an undertaker and his first customer was his wife. tHe got over-anxious for a customer after five years.J Billie Jean Brubaker owns her own dress shop. No woman is in society unless she wears a dress designed by "Billie.', Dick Brubaker stumbled on his life work. He is a con- tortionist in Paul Byer's Circus. Mary Lou Buchner is also employed in the circus as a trapeze artist and tight rope walker. Phyllis Burley models dresses at Macey's Department Store. John Bury is now the head of the D.S.C. tDistrict Street Cleaners? of Van Wert. Dorothy Campbell is the author of the current best seller, "How to Have Beauti- ful Long Hair? Bill Carter is featured with Carter Brothers at Madison Square Garden as roller skating champion and acrobat. Betty Chambers has her own shoe store whose slogan is, "We sell shoes to fit the head, not the foot." Kenneth Clay took over the St. Mary's Blanket Company right after he graduated. Peg Coupland went to Miami University and her I.Q. was so high, she was hired there as the Latin instructor. Mary Dannecker is playing Cand sell- ingb popular sheet music. The place: Mur- phy's 5 and 10 cent store. Patty DeBolt and Jack Lininger married as soon as school was out and went on a tour of Eur- ope. Doyt Dickson, who was known as "Speedy," is now known as 'fSpeedy, The Killer" Clady killerb. Jessie Dilworth is known as Dr. "Sawbones" Dilworth. She can be found at the Lima State Hospital. Ruth Dodge is a model for Chen Yu Nail Polish. Delores Downing is happily mar- ried and living near Berne, Indiana, on a farm. Janet Eichar is a twirler for the army-navy band. Kathryn Eschbach is running the "You Gain or We Lose" Res- taurant in Arkansas. Don Ferguson has taken Tyrone Power's place on the screen. Dick Finch is head stable boy at the Van Wert County Fair Grounds. Virginia Fink- housen is secretary to the secretary to the King of England. The queen of the Follies is none other than our own Betty Fisher with Bill Flanagan as her Business Man- ager. Dorothy Fleece is a barber because she can't stand long hair. Jim Forwalter, who lost all his teeth trying to get a front seat at Schine's to hear Frankie Carle, has decided to become a dentist. Art Frer- icks now owns half of the Brumback Lib- rary through his pull in school. Joyce Frick and Dick Metzger were married and now own their own little grocery store in Dixon. Harry Fryer took Harry Hopkins' place in the White House. Elnora Gallant is a model for a Junior Size Clothier in New York. Mary Gal- laway has her own All-Girl Orchestra now. It goes on tour from time to time when it gets a bid. Barbara Garrison is in the same class as Bach, Handel, and Chopin. Mary Garver is in charge of the switchboard at Central Mfg. Company. Pat Gekler is making a tour of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station looking for ther man." Bob Grandstaff is now a Pro Basketball Star for the Zollner Pis- tons. Jeanie Graven went to Lima State Hospital for treatments under t'Sawbones" Dilworth and is still trying to recuperate. Janet Grill is head dietician for Delores Guthrie's Flea Circus. Robert Halliwill is the present World's Champion of the "Soap Box Derby." Alda Jean Harper finally received a promotion and took Miss Hardy's place at the library. Barbara Hennermann is now the auct- ioneer for the Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company. Pat Hines is the Pharmacist for the Hines and Son Drug Store. Elmer Hisey is the new cement mixer ldue to war conditions, they use Elmerb. Howard Hoffman is night watchman for the Penn- sylvania Railroad. Vernon Horther checks attendance at the opening of each Congres- sional meeting at Washington. Richard Hughes is head usher at the Strand Theatre. Don Huhn discovered a way of using the clinkers out of furnaces. Graydon Jerome is known as the "Real Scientific Brain." Richard Johnson and Robert Jones went into partnership and bought Purdy's Garage and are really do- EXCALIBUR-1945 21 ing a swell business. While waiting for John, Marjorie Keipper buys old cars and fixes them over, she then sells them for a higher price. One more wreck will see her a millionaire. Marjorie Knittle mar- ried when the war was over and lives in Tokyo, Ohio, on a farm with her husband and children. Joan Ladd hooked a job as third saxophone player in Phil Spitalny's All Girl Orchestra. Howard Lamb fol- lows the fairs and sells taffy apples, cotton candy, and bird whistles. It's a small cir- cus. Gloria Langdon and Buck did as everyone else and married and are now Ubiding their time" in Florida. David Linser had such pretty eyes that you see his picture in all the magazines advertising "Murine, for your eyes to sparklef' Lois McNamara and Betty McClure are a featured dance team and have been booked at the Van Wert Strand Theatre for three solid days. Jim Maher took over his dad's coal yard and he says he's making so much money, he can retire when he's 95 years of age. Because of her over- powering voice, Marjorie Meyette adver- tises Wheaties over the radio. Mary Mihm tests all bicycles made at her own factory. She does this by taking every bicycle on a trip, thus she is always traveling. Because he liked mathematics so well, Gerald Mil- ler is an Income Tax Collector. Jack Monroe is chief cook and bottle washer at the 'tYou Gain or We Losel' Restaurant. Bob Murray has been doing a "knockout" business selling his Black Market Gasoline. Keith Nelson owns a notebook factory. He got his start by recovering and selling all those he had in high school. Sue Partin is and has been vacationing in Florida ever since school in '45. Gae Pfeiffer is the horse trainer for the horses that run in the Kentucky Derby. Marilyn Phillipy and Herb Baker married and are now run- ning the "Dew Drop Innef, It seems like the fellows have taken over the maga- zines. Murlin Pollock is advertising Pep- sodent Tooth Paste because of his winning Smile. Bernita Ray took Claire Booth Luce's place in Congress because she is such a fast talker. Since Paul Reed was presi- dent of the F.F.A., he thought he had better keep his pride of office by staying on the farm. Bob Reidenbach is playing pro baseball for the "Van Wert Scuds." Helen Replogle is giving one hour lessons on guitar playing in Dry Gulch Canyon, Utah. Dillon Rhodenbaugh can be seen daily beating the trodden path of his mail route. Betty and Donna Rickard run the "If We Can't Help You, You Can't Be Helped" Beauty Salon. Bonnie and Colleen Rise test parachutes. If they don't hold Bon- nie's weight, they try Colleen. Madame Jene's lballet schooll famous duo is none other than our own Jeannie and Joanne Ross. Ruth Ross is chief book-duster at the Brumback Library. Patty Roth is the proof-reader for Funny Books, Inc. Bob Ruhlin is established in a large concern with Winifred Schaadt as his secretary. Gerald Saam is the motorcycle cop in downtown Middlepoint. Jackie Scarpella is hog-calling champion of the United States. She won this honor at Little Rock, Ark. Paul Schuum is head historian of the Glenmore University of History. Betty Schaeffer joined the Cadet Nurse Corps and was last heard from in Berlin, Ger- many. Paul Sherman is now being fea- tured as Father in "Life with Father." Ar- thur Shook and Virginia Stripe teamed up and are now doing the Tango at the Little Theatre in Daisy fMiddleburyJ. Bill Schreck is still the biggest wolf in Van Wert County. Helen Siders is making some little pink and blue things cafghan blocks for the Red Crossl. Dorothy Sigler was selected queen of the Mardi Gras and is still in New Orleans, the toast of the town. Ruby Sites cleans wallpaper in Paulding. Glenn Smith has just completed his fifth book of the set, t'How Not To Get Along With Women? Bill Soldner is still finishing his term at Sing Sing. He hopes to be released soon. After 37 attempts, Frank Sinatra was finally drafted so Bob Stripe has taken over the spotlight for him. David Summersett got so used to long walks, he is now a guide in the Swiss Alps. Wilbur Sunderland, whose ambition was to be a mechanic, is now a first class one and rides in the 3-day speed races as a mechanic for Bud Harding. Pat Swisher and Don have their own soda fountain in Lima. Marjorie Tindall is the "Million Dol- lar Baby" in the 5 and 10 cent store. Clar- ence Todd gives imitations daily on the radio. Send in your request today. Bill Tomhafe is drummer for the Symphony Orchestra with Ailene Tozzer as vocalist. She took Lily Pons place. Al Unterbrink has his own little filling station and bowling alley combined at the corner of Kear Road and Shaeffer Street. Joe Vaske has taken Van Johnson's place in the Bobby Sox Brigade. Eugene Wable was working in a war factory but is now directing traffic at the corner of Holly- wood and Vine. David Wagstaff had such shapely legs in high school that he is now taking the part of a chorus girl in the Follies. Ivan Walters dances with Betty Grable in their famous Apache dances from coast to coast. He is the envy of all his friends-and hers. Rachel Williams and Doris Williamson are in charge of the Van Wert Swimming Pool. One runs the stand, the other sells tickets, and both run the life line when someone goes under. Ilo Williamson is head life saver at the "Ole Swimmin' Hole? Joan Williman took the place of Billie Rogers, Woody Herman's famous girl trumpeter, and is doing very nicely. Joan Wilson designs hair styles for the 'tUpper 400.'l Paul Win- hover and Ray Winters can be seen peek- ing in windows. Both are members of the "Window Cleaners Superbv of New York City. Bill Winsley went to Canada when school was out and became a lumber- jack. Carolyn Wyatt dusts the seats and sweeps the carpet every night at the gaand Rialto Theatre in downtown Ohio 1 y. Ackom Allen Allen Atchinson Bailey Baker Baltzell Balyeat Barnett Bartlett Basil Bates Bauer Baxter Beck Becker Bennett Bernheisel Bodenbender Bollinger Bricker Buecker Carpenter Clifton Conley Conley Cryer Curtis Darling Davies Davis Denig Dixon Doner Egan Eisenhauer Flannagan Flickinger Foreman Gaddis Gluth Grandstaff Gribler Grubb Hammond Harman Hofmann Holland Hudson Jones Kampf Kesler Kiehl Kintz Klausing Klewer Kreider Kruse Learned Lininger Iunior Class History Beautiful Ohio staged an autumn pageant in techni- color for the juniors starting their third year in Van Wert High School. Realizing the responsibili- ties and increased extra- curricular, civic, and war activities ahead, elections were the first thing on the agenda. The class of 1946 elected James Showalter as class president for the third time, Barbara Bernheisel, vice-presidentg Jane Woten, secretary, and Donald Un- derwood, treasurer. Student council represen- tatives were James Showalt- er, Mildred Becker, and Richard Mosier ifor the third timel, Phyllis Schaadt, David Gluth, Robert Lininger, and Kenneth Bartlett. The ten juniors who went out for football in 1944, con- tinuing the class' excellent football record, were James Showalter, Ronald Oswalt, Robert Balyeat, Robert Lin- inger, Roger Lininger, Rod- ger Palmer, Kenneth Bart- lett, Gene Kesley, Forrest Thomas, and Charles Sauls- bery. Our class ring committee, composed of James Showal- ter and Janice Purdy, gave us excellent selections from which to choose. The junior class play. a comedy, "Foot Loose," was greeted by howls of glee from the younger members of the audience and much appreciated by all. The mem- bers of the cast all showed native ability and good dir- ecting. They were Martha Jones, Helen Kruse, Jane Woten, Donna Miller, Em- ma Lee Martin, Virginia Al- len, Carol Spaulding, James Showalter, Donald Under- wood, Ronald Oswalt, Glenn Woten, David Gluth, Richard Hudson, and Charles Poling. A twenty-one year tradi- tion was broken when the Van Wert High School bas- ketball team became league champions for the second consecutive year. We were justifiably proud of the five juniors who contributed to this record: James Showal- ter, Richard Mosier, Richard Baltzell, Rodger Palmer, and Fred Wells. Both junior boys and girls took top places in the intra- murals. Many of our class contrib- uted their time and talents to the band and chorus. Richard Hudson was drum majorg Donald Underwood was a soloist for the band concert. Janice Purdy was a member of the girls, sex- tette and also an accompan- ist. In spite of the grimness of global war, we have had good times and will cherish many happy memories from these past three years. We know how much Van Wert has done for us and how much she means to us. At long last we realize we are becoming the men and wom- en we hope to be. -Robin Mosher Lininger Longsworth Manship Martin Martin Maxwell Medaugh Merris Miller Miller Mocabee Moore Moore Morgan Mosher Mosier Myers Myers N eif ord O'brien Oswalt Palmer Parsons Parsons Pearson Phillipy Poling Poling Pontius Purdy Putman Ralston Rhoads Riley Robey Saulisberry Scarpelli Schaadt Shaw Showalter Smith Snavely Spaulding Springer Stripe Stuckey Thomas Tindall Tobias Uncapher Underwood Unterbrink Wagonrod Wells Wherry Wild Wilkinson Williams Woten Woten Adams Agler Agler Allen Baer Baer Baker Baker Barrientos Bates Bayles Bigham Billieu Blue Bobbit Brake Brehm Brewer Bricker Brinker Brooks Brumback Byers Carlo Case Chivington Coan Comer Conley Cooper Corathers Curtis Darling Davis Davis Deal Dixon Donnelly Downing Feigert Finch Finkhousen Fleece Frick Friedly Gallant Garver Gilbert Glosett Green Hall Halliwell Harris Harvey Henney Herring Hertel Hofmann Hofmann Hudson Hunt Hunt Jerome Johns Jones Kaiser Keihl Sophomore Class History We were not an excep- tional class when We entered Van Wert High School. Yes, we were Weak in the knees and "green" After getting a few blue slips and various excuses from the office, we settled down to routine work. The fairer sex took the lead in our class offices: President, Virginia Phillipyg Vice - President, C h a rl e s Finchg Secretary, Marcia Wyandt, Treasurer, David Hunt. Our representatives to Student Council were Vir- ginia Seavy, Betsy Feigert, Charles Raabe, and Kent Spieth. Many boys participated in sports. On the football squad were Joe Keil, Robert Jones, Don Stover, Charles Raabe, Ronnie Fetter, Ed Dixon, and John Haller. Dudley Stetler, Jim Loetz, Roger Allen, and Joe Keil were on the Reserve basketball team. Numerous girls were ac- tive in G.R. and G.A.A. Col- len Curtis was our freshman representative to the G.A.A. Cabinet. After managing to survive the difficulties, we received valuable experience from our first year. After our seemingly brief vacation, we again entered our Alma Mater on Septem- ber 11, 1944. We were no longer "greenies" but gladly gave that honorable name to oncoming freshmen. The result of our second election was: President, Charles Finch, Vice-Presi- dent, Robert Jones, Secre- tary, Marilyn Carlo, Treas- urer, David Hunt. Our mem- bers on Student Council were Barbara Brewer, Rob- ert Case, Elwood Hudson, Robert Jones, and Kent Spieth. Those on the football squad were: Don Stover, Ronnie Fetter, Dick Kinsey, Elwood Hudson, Robert Jones, and Charles Finch, the Assistant manager. Representing us in basket- ball were Roger Allen, El- wood Hudson, James Loetz, Dick Kinsey, and Dudley Stetler. Again this year many of our girls participated in G.R. and G.A.A. Two years have gone, two years to go, now we are truly upperclassmen. -Marcia Wyandt Keil Kinsey Kreischer Lillich Lintermoot Loetz Lytle Lytle McCleary McGregor Markley McGrew Mefferd Mericle Miller Miller Moore Morehead Paullus Phillipy Pritchard Raabe Ramsey Ray Rickard Roesner Rogers Roth Schaadt Schaeper Seavy Shaffer Shindledecker Shook Sidle Sigler Simpson Snavely Spieth Spieth Spoor Stetler Stover Stripe Tangernan Tomlinson Tomlinson Truax Uncapher Unterbrink Updegrove Vaske Wallace Walters Webb Webster Weddle Williman Willmert Wilson Wise Wiseman Wyatt Young Zimmerman Zinn Agler Ainsworth Anderson Arthur Baer Bagley Bagley Bagley Baker Balliet Bartlett Bashore Bauer Baxter Baxter Beamer Becker Benford Bennett Bigelow Billieu Borof f Brockert Brokaw Brown Burkley Campbell Cassel Clear Cobb Conley Conley Conley Conwell Crowe Davies Davis Dilworth Dougal Edwards Eschbach Etzler Evans Everett Feasby Felger Flannagan Foreman Foreman Francis Fraylick Furrell Gallaway Gay Germann Grimes Hall Haller Hartman Hartman Herring Hisey Horsch Hubert Humerickhouse Imler Irvin Jenkins Jerome Johnson Jones Jones Keenan Kiggins King Kintz Klewer Freshman Class History It was the hope of the officers of this Freshman Class to interest as many of its members as possible in a variety of school activities. We feel that this has been successfully done for there were "many in much," rath- er than a few who outshone the rest. David Zeigler - President Bob Laing - Vice President Martha E. Conley - - - - - - - Secretary Ben Waitman - Treasurer Fellows who went out for basketball were Ben Wait- man, Dave Zeigler, Glen Jenkins, Roger Cobb, Bob Becker, Sam Tindall, Cyril Hubert, Don Jerome, Leon- ard Shupe, Carl Mosier and Bob Etzler. The Freshmen furnished these football players: Roger Vetter, Dave Zeigler, Wayne Showalter, Sam Tindall, Don Kreischer, Bob Gallaway, Marion Phillips, Don M. Thomas, Dale Dougal, Bill Purmort, Cyril Hubert, Bob Becker, Bob Laing, Jim Ben- nett, and Glen Jenkins. The class sponsored a "Freshmen Mixer" which was quite a success. Mildred Beemer, Martha Ellen Con- ley, Jay Hall, Earl Zimmer- man, Pat Benford, and Dave Zeigler furnished the enter- tainment. We were initiated into High Schcol duties by taking a hand in Student Council Meetings. Sixty-six fellows and gals helped Mr. Hohr present the Choral Concert. We participated in some of the following to try to show we weren't "greenies": Girls' Intramurals, G.A.A., G.R., Band Concert, Social Squad, Pep Band, Boys' In- tramurals, Dance Band, bas- ketball, and Home Ec. Incidentally, we put on an assembly for the High School. Kreischer Kreischer Kreischer Laing Langdon Leaser Lee Loetz McCollum Marlet Martz Mavis Maxon Miller Miller Miller Miller Moore Mosier Waltz Myers Oechsle Oswalt Owen s Owens Owens Pace Parsons Paullus Perry Phill ips Polin g Prill Purmont Ragan Reichert Riley Runnion Saam Shaeper Shaffer Schumacher Scott Seavy Severns Shaw Sheibley Sherrick Shook Showalter Shriver Shupe Sidle Sietz Slane Smith Snyder Springer Stegaman Stoops Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Thomas Thomas Thomas Tuttle Tlndall Vetter Wable Waitman Welker Wermer Wilder Williams Wolford Wollet Zeigler The pause that refreshes! VVhy so sheepish? Hum-m? Wheortie eaters! Going up! Where is everybody? Shall We dance? W ,www wWfQ yiiffyfw W ffwwwwffffwk MMWMW pf'-" if ,dwofffwvwfffwffafwwf fmviwfl JJW 5 1 z 4 5 E 3 S GR. Royalty! "That was the best punch!" Where you ol! going? Now look, Ioyce! We use Colgortes or something! Get out of my way! Soup's on! Suckers! VVhort's the matter! You crcxzy or something! Slow but sure! iff'-P wall' Hfvidf 32 EXCALIBUR-1945 THE STUDENT COUNCIL The students of Van Wert High School elected their representatives to the Student Council on October 6, 1944. Those who were elected are as follows: Freshmen: Rosemary Dilworth, Martha Stoops, Don Thomas, David Mc- Collum, and David Zeigler. Sophomores: Barbara Brewer, Robert Iones, Robert Case, Kent Speith, Elwood Hudson, and Charles Finch. Iuniors: David Gluth, Mildred Becker, Kenneth Bartlett, Robert Lininger, Phyllis Schaadt, Dick Mosier, and Iim Showalter. Seniors: Kathryn Eschback, Winnifred Schaadt, Guy Boyer, Iack Lininger, David Summersett, Paul Sherman, Iunior Hisey, Graydon Ierome, and Dick Finch. The newly-elected members held their first meeting and elected Jack Lininger, President: Richard Mosier, Vice President: and Barbara Brewer, Secretary and Treasurer. A committee was then chosen to place the different members on the various squads. There are five of these squads: Social Cour- tesy, Finance, Conduct, and Assembly. These squads, composed of student council members, have definite duties to perform. Some of the duties of these squads are: sponsoring mixers, correcting conduct of students, extending courtesies to new or ill students, taking care of all finances of the council and arranging an assembly schedule. These are only a few of the duties of the members of your student council which help to make a happier time for you during your high school days. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY The National Honor Society is the honorary club of Van Wert High School with Miss Grace Hall as the faculty advisor. To become a member of this organization, a student must rank in the upper third of his class. Only Iuniors and Seniors are elected to the organization. Each year 5 per cent of the Juniors and 15 per cent of the Seniors may be chosen. Members chosen in their Iunior year automatically become Senior members. The emblems of the society are the flaming torch and the keystone. The lighted torch has, from earliest times, been a symbol of knowledge. The key- stone, which represents stability, bears at the base the letters, C.S.L.C. These letters stand for the qualifications by which a student is judged: namely, Char- acter, Scholarship, Leadership, and Courage. The faculty selects students for this honor. Those who were chosen for 1944-45 are Billie Ieanne Brubaker, Patty Debolt, Carolyn Wyatt, Ioanne Becker, Winifred Schaadt, Richard Finch, and Elmer Hisey. The new members chosen for this year are: Hines, Frericks, Rhodenbaugh. Soldner, Winsley, Boyer, Burley, Ashburn, Chambers, Ross, Harper, Schumn, Garver, Mosier, Showalter. Becker, Allen, Clifton, Holland. To be a member of the National Honor Society is considered one of the highest honors in Van Wert High School. This ultimate goal is an incentive for everyone to do his best in maintaining high standard of Service, Character, Scholarship, and Leadership. EXCALIBUR-1945 33 QUILL STAFF EXCALIBUR STAFF This year, due to the lack of space, the Scarlet Quill and Excalibur write up will be combined. This year the Quill Staff has nineteen members. The editor is Dick Hughes and his assistant is Iim Forwalter. Peg Coupland and Mary Dannecker take care of the gossip column, and Iack Lininger and Jack Monroe wrote up the Basketball and Football games. The rest of the staff wrote editorials, feature stories, Boys and Girl's intramurals, and other things. The 1495 Excalibur is not as large as in previous years, but the members of the staff think that it will give enough information to the underclassmen. During the last semester, the staff wrote their stories and arranging them in the year book. Our editor this year is Pat Hines. Associate Editor+Billie Brubaker Business Manager-lim Forwalter Associate Business Manager-Dick Hughes Advertising Manager-Peg Coupland Associate Advertising Manager-Rosalie Adams Circulation Manager-Bob Murray Associate Circulation Manager-Iessie Dilworth Ioke Editor-Iack Monroe Calendar-Ieanie Graven Organizations-Betty Chambers, Carolyn Wyatt, Gloria Langdon, and Ieanie Graven Features-Winifred Schaadt, Kathryn Eschbach Sports-Jack Lininger, Dick Hughes Faculty-Mary Mihm Personalities-Kathryn Eschbach, Mary Dannecker Photography-Phyllis Burley Typists-Winnifred Schaadt, Mary Mihm, Gloria Langdon, Iessie Dilworth, Mary Dannecker The advisors this year are, Miss Betty Hueter, English advisor. and Mr. Ralph Gallapoo, Scarlet Quill and Excalibur advisor. G.A.A. The Girls Athletic Association started off with a hike this year so that the Freshmen could get acquainted with all the old members. The new members were inducted with a pot-luck supper. The G.A.A. also put on a very effective pep assembly for one of the games. G.A.A. promotes good sportsmanship and good fellowship among the girls of Van Wert High and we were very fortunate in having Miss Mozelle Tallman and Miss Genevieve Borden as advisors. Some of the sports that the girls participate in to earn a V are Soccer, golleyball, Basketball, Softball, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Bowling, and Ping ong. The cabinet for the 1944-45 year consisted of the following girls: President-Pat Hines 34 EXCALIBUR-1945 THE BAND Another year has passed and with it another successful year for the band. Gas rationing and the tire situation prevented the band from attending all but one of the out-of-town games. This was the Celina game. The most outstanding performance of the year was at Celina Where the band put on an exhibition in recognition of Armistice Day. The formations were: A tank Kwith revolving treadsl signifying the Army, an airplane for the Air Corps, for Marines, and last but not least, an anchor for the Navy. During the football and basketball season there could always be seen a pep band. The band had about fourteen members who did their best to stir the team to victory. A dance band was organized this year under the direction of our com- petent band leader, Mr. Wolf. The band party, held April Zl, climaxed the year's social activities for the band. The annual Band Concert was held on March l9 and 20. The theme song was the "Irish Lullaby" and the setting was one of Spring. A small white picket fence was placed around the band and across the stage. Interwoven in the fence were red rose bushes. The bushes and roses were made entirely by the band members. Artificial grass covered the platform. The back- ground was made of pastel shades of twisted crepe paper running vertically with the stage. Joanne Williman acted as student director. Richard Hudson, our drum major, was acting master of ceremonies. The officers were: William Winsley, manager: Bernadette Unterbrink, secretary: Marilyn Carlo, librarian, with Gwendolyn Snyder and Bonny Smith as assistants. EXCALIBUR-1945 35 V. President and Program Chairman-Mid Becker Secretary-Rosalie Adams Treasurer-Theresa Kintz Ass. Program Chairman-Peg Coupland Basketball Manager-Kathryn Eschbach and Ilo Williamson Volleyball Manager-Betsy Feigert Historian-Pat Maxwell Skating and Swimming-Sharon Manship Softball Manager-Barbara Brewer Hiking and Biking-Evelyn Shaeper Bowling and Ping Pong-Mary Ashburn Freshmen Representatives-Carol Hisey GIRL RESERVES The close of this school year C1944-19453 shows another year of success for the Girl Reserves of Van Wert High School. Among the many things they have accomplished, are Christmas caroling, making service men's scrap- books, and helping with publicity for the school and Y.W.C.A. Again this year the G.R. started off with a bang When, after the first meeting, they had an "Open House." Prospective members and others were entitled to swim, skate, dance, and eat "for free." Everyone recuperated from this in time for the next meeting. A beautiful candle light induction service was held at the next meeting Through the year, several round table discussions were held. One of the most interesting of these concerned teen age interests of the Iuniors and Seniors. At Christmas time, the annual tea was held for the G.R. girls and their mothers and as an innovation, the boys of the High School were invited and quite a number of hardy souls attended. Also at Christmas time, the Hi-Y and G.R. had a joint meeting and went caroling. In Ianuary, the Hi-Y en- tertained the whole G.R. at the Y.M.C.A. and for once the girls didn't have to do any Work. lust eat a Wonderful potluck dinner and later dance to re- cordings. The annual "Iorg lump" was a very successful affair again this year. Dave Ray and his band furnished the music in the attractively decorated Y.W. Gym. Under the enthusiastic direction of Rev. Chas. Martz the club again pre- sented a beautifully religious Easter Assembly. The officers this year are as follows: Winifred Schaadt, President: Helen Kruse, Vice President: Billie lean Brubaker, Secretary: and Carolyn Wyatt, Treasurer. The sponors are Miss Elfreda Rusher and Miss Betty Hueter. HI-Y The Hi-Y club is organized to create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian Character. The officers for the club are always elected during the last meeting of the previous year. The President cannot be an officer of any other school activity and he must be a Iunior when chosen. The President last year was Allen Willmert who is in the U. S. Navy at the present. This year the President 36 EXCALIBUR-1945 is Keith Nelson, senior in College Entrance. The Vice-President is lim For- walter and the Secretary and Treasurer is Arthur Frericks. The program of the Hi-Y contains numerous social affairs, the high light of these being the Ladies Night program. Some other important gatherings are: The Mother and Son Banquet, Christmas Caroling with the Girl Reserves, and Mixers. Each year they select two boys to go to Camp Nelson Dodd. This is a regular Hi-Y Camp with each Hi-Y group within a certain area sending their representatives. Each year there is a I-Ii-Y conference held at Columbus. Each club is entitled to send two members. the President and the Vice-President. This year however, we ware allowed to send four. The other two were Iohn Holland and Bill Winsley. They discuss topics tusch as these: Hi-Y Coed Activities, Hi-Y National Government, and Racial Problems of the United States. Mr. Ralph Gallapoo and Mr. C. M. Smith are the Hi-Y faculty advisors and the club as a whole consider themselves lucky to have two men so in- terested in their activities as advisors. F.F.A. ACTIVITIES The Van Wert-Marsh Chapter of Future Farmers has completed another successful year. We elected Paul Reed, President, Don Duprey, Vice President: Don Ferguson, Secretary: Dick Babcock. Reporter: and Dick Baltzell, Watch- dog. Mr. I. H. Leonard, Vocational Agriculture teacher, served as advisor. There were five State Farmers elected from our chapter: Don Ferguson, Paul Reed, Don Duprey, Dick Poling. and Dick Babcock. This year two members were sent to the State F.F.A. camp: Charles Mc- Gregor and Robert Zinn. Five boys of our chapter played football: Don Ferguson, Bob Iones, Kenneth Bartlett, Chuck Saulisberry, and Don Thomas. Another member plays basketball-Dick Baltzell. As a war effort our chapter purchased six 3100.00 War Bonds from its treasury. This year the chapter placed first the County Parliamentary Procedure and achieved Gold Medal in the District Contest. We have two teams, known as the F.F.A. and the Aggies, entered in the intramural basketball. The chapter membership is thirty-six-twenty-nine of whom are still en- rolled in school. HOME ECONOMICS CLUB The Home Ec. Club meets every second Wednesday of the month with an executive committee consisting of the President-loyce Frickg the Vice President-Ioan Willimang and the Secretary--Donna Bodenbender. The directors and Bonnie Rise, Marjorie Knittle, and Betty Shaffer. Miss Mary Saw- yer advises the club. These committees meet every fourth Wednesday to discuss business matters. The projects of the Home Ec. Club for the year 1944-45 was to make afgans for the Red Cross and help fill educational gift boxes for the children of war- torn Europe. This work was associated with the Iunior Red Cross. EXCALIBUR-1945 37 The Purpose of the Club is to give girls actual experience in social activities connected with the Home Ec. Studies. Several parties were held during the year. These were gala events, while other were of a more serious nature. The first of these, the installation ceremony, for new members was a candle light service followed by a tea given by former members. This was called the Christmas Tea. The Home Ec. Club also entertained the Boys Home Living Class at a supper. The Mothers Tea, an annual event held in May, concludes the years work. CHORUS The Van Wert High School Chorus, consisting of one hundred and sixty voices, has proved quite admirable in the line of musical achievement. Under the able direction of Harold E. Mohr, the entire chorus presented a very enjoyable concert on April 6, 1945. The concert was divided into three groups: The Mixed Chorus and the Boys' and Girls' Choruses. The Girls' Sextette and the Boys' Quartet added to the enjoyment of the evening. The music consisted of Spirituals, Popular and Religious Songs and Semi-Classical music. The Boys' Quartet and Girls' Sextette worked very hard and proved themselves capable by having a very successful year of accomplished sing- ing. The members of the Quartet are: Iack Williman, Ivan Walters, Kenneth Clay, and Bill Shreck. The members of the Sextette are: Mary Cay Ashburn, Ailene Tozzer, Peggy Coupland, Ianice Purdy, Harriet Hall, and Shirley Wise. With hard work and patient instruction, the Chorus has proved to be one of the best in our High School History. V CLUB V. W. H. S. is proud of its V Club because of their exploits on the hard- wood, football field and diamond. Our teams compiled excellent records this season and the entire student body is more than proud of them. Our football squad compiled the enviable record of 6 victories, 2 defeats, and l tie. Our court squad compiled a regular season's record of 7 victories and 7 defeats. However, they gained their peak at the end of the season by be- coming the first team in 22 years to win the Defiance sectional Class A Tourna- mnt. Without an outstanding player in Showalter, who was ill, the team gamely faced a highly favored Bellevue Quintet and was defeated only after a vigorous struggle. The boys of whom we are duly proud are: Robert Iones, lim Showalter, Kenneth Bartlett, Dick Baltzell, Dick Mosier, Roger Palmer, Ronald Oswalt, Forrest Thomas, Robert Stripe, Robert Grandstaff, lack Monroe, Iack Lininger, Richard Metzger, Gene Miller, Bill Shreck, Gene Wable, Paul Sherman, and Don Ferguson. Dillon Rhodenbaugh and David Summersett were managers, while Dick Brubaker was one of the four Cheerleaders. FOOTBALL The Cougars football season was not so impressive, but the squad was always potent and dangerous. The season ended with six wins, two defeats and one tie. At Bryan the locals were caught unprepared. As a result of this weak- ness they took a 12-7 beating, the first in 11 starts. Opening the home stay with Defiance the Cougar eleven looked much better. The locals beat the Bulldogs 26-0. The Cougars won their first league game by defeating the Kenton Wild- cats 33-0. The local gridders won their second league tilt from the Bluffton Pirates 28-6. The Bellefountaine Chieftains were the Cougars' next victims by a score of 18-0. It Was Gene Wable's night for he scored all three touchdowns. EXCALIBUR--1945 Y - 4' T , J u v 0 is sf - . gf: r' 4 4 I COACH GILBERT SMITH says: "Football is a great asset in developing an all around American boy. The practice of this sport ingrains in the player the necessity for team play and mutual assistance. It teaches all the necessary physical movements used by a soldier in combat and a civilian in every day life: it developes mental alertness plus quickness of reaction. Last, but not least, it developes good fellowship and sportsmanship, which are necessary for a pleasant social life." COACH RONALD PETERS says: "The 1944-45 basketball squad exemplified the characteristic of a true group of winners when they were unable to decide on one individual as an honorary captain. The team finally decided that both Bob Grandstaff and Iack Monroe should be selected as they were the only players eligible. The fellowship, sportsmanship, and fair play was by far the best on this team that I have ever had the ex- perience of coaching." five The Blume High Gridders fell by the wayside as the Cougars uncorked touchdown plays to defeat the lads 32-13. The Van Wert Cougar eleven went to Lima to defeat the Dragons 28 13 The Cougars could have beaten almost any eleven that night. The St. Mary's Roughriders tripped the Cougars 21-10 to stop the locals from winning the league. The Cougars ended their season with a 6-6 tie at Celina. I l 40 EXCALIBUR--1945 BASKETBALL The Van Wert Cougars cagers compiled the enviable record of 10 vic- tories and 7 defeats this year. The squad was handicapped some at the be- ginning of the season by lack of experience, but progressed very well in the latter stages of the season. They climaxed the season by taking the Defiance Sectional Tournament and anti-climaxed it by losing Regional Tournament at Bowling Green to the ultimate State Champions, Bellevue. The following were members of the District Championship squad: Iarnes Showalter, Richard Mosier, Iack Monroe, Robert Grandstaff, Richard Baltzell, Rodger Palmer, Richard Kinsey, Carl Mosier, Leonard Shupe, and Elwood Hudson. EXCALIBUR-1945 41 Greenville ...,. . . 42-41 fovertimel Paulding ..,...... . , 35-30 Delphos Ieiferson .... . , 30-31 Ada ......,. . , . . . . 30-20 Bellefountaine . . , 43-37 Lima South ...l. . . 50-52 Wapakoneta .... . . 23-35 St. Marys ,,..,.. 4 , 23-35 Celina ....,,..... . . 37-41 Delphos St. Iohn 3 , . 60-25 Bluffton . . . , , 3 . , 57-33 Kenton . . A . . . A 40-45 Bryan . , .... A ..,.. ....,......, , . 48-39 Defiance 'I' ournament Bryan ...i,.. , . 48-30 Perrysburg , . . . . 37-30 Wauseon ......A....,....,...., ...., , . 32-22 Bowling Green Tournament Bellevue ..,,..A..,..,.,............,. .,,. 1 3-31 CHEER LEADERS Rhulin, Curtis, Brubaker, Chambers 42 EXCALIBUR-1945 LYRE CLUB This year the Lyre Club was composed of fifteen members, two who have earned their Silver Pins and thirteen the Bronze Pins. These students have been working all year to earn their necessary points which entitles them for higher awards. At the beginning of the year, Bernadette Unterbrink was elected as Secre- tary for the year. Members of the club are: Richard Allen and Earl Zimmerman, who have earned the Silver Pin: Helen Bolinger, Nancy Brumback, Marilyn Carlo, Mary Lou Davis, Betsy Feigert, Dorothy Fleece, Richard Learnard, Mickey McGrew. Virginia Phillipy, Don Underwood, Bernadette Unterbrink, Shirley Wise, and Ioan Ladd, the Bronze Pins. SENIOR CLASS PLAY The Senior Class Play Was presented on Friday, April the 27th. The play was a satirical comedy entitled, "Ah, Men!" The cast consisted of the President of the United States, Eleanor Z. Haz- lit CBetty Chambersl and her staff: Mason CButh Ross? and Snell Goan Beckerl. The Senators were Susan Betsford CMary Cay Ashburnj and The Honorable Binks fVirginia Finkhousenl. Other members of the Betsford family were Susan's husband, Vicky Lauderbeck tW'illiam Winsleyl, who was allowed to retain his maiden name, their daughter Iunior CAlda lean Harperl and the Senator's aunt, Major Betsford CPhyllis Burleyl, who was in charge of the army. The domestic staff was a little confused in gender with Hodges tBetty Shafferl as the butler and Hollingsworth lDick Barsonl as the houseboy. Adele Betsford tPeg Couplandl, the Senator's sister, was the female counterpart of a playboy, and made life miserable for Lonny Esden CDavid Summersettl until the final scene. Mr. Pfeffer CAl Unterbrinkl, o member of the Gentlemen's Civic League, entertained the horrible idea of the men becoming the stronger sex again. Iohn Chadwick CElmer Hiseyl was the one who finally invaded this woman's world and helped straighten out the difficulties with the German diplomat, Countess Von Nau fRuth Dodgel and her successor, Herr Ditten- hofer llvan Waltersl. IUNIOR CLASS PLAY The Iunior Class Play was presented on November l7. The play was en- titled, "Footloose" and concerned the life of a typical American family during the absence of the parents. The Early family consisted of Mrs. Early CEmma Lee Martinb, Mr. Early fGlen Wotenb, the eldest son, Dick, a medical student CRonald Osvvaltb, Hope, who took over the cares of the family CMartha Ionesl, Mary CHe1en Krusel, and the kid brother, Bob CDon Underwoodl. Miriam, Mary's girl friend Uane Wotenl introduced Iack Milford fCharles Polingl to Marv, thus causing trouble between Mary and her faithful boy friend, "Randy" CDick Hudsonl. After trouble with Mr. Forrester CCarol Spauldingl Bob, and his pal "Buzz" tDavid Gluthl and a desperate try to smooth things out by Delphie, the maid CVirginia Allen? everything finally turns out all right. In fact even Hope is reconciled with her ex-sweetheart, Sanford Wells Ulm Showalter? and Dick reconciles his parents to his marriage with Ienny CDonna Millerl. EXCALIBUR-1945 43 DEAR DIARY SEPTEMBER -Opening of School. Welcome Fresh- men!!!! -Same old school -Cheerleader Tryouts -Gas Rationing-no school-Yippee! ! ll -Went to Church-how about you???'? -Back to the old grind -Assembly-Lt. Col. Campbell and Major Tomlinson-speakers -Did everyone hear the Frank Sinatra program? ? ? ? -Mr. Shaffer called at our house. Knew I shouldn't have skipped. -Played Defiance here. We won. Good pep assembly. -Ah-sleep! l! -Are Mondays always this b1ue??'? -Someone's Birthday must be today- so Happy Birthday!!! -Most people have Choir practice -Voted for Class Officers-Pep As- sembly-played Kenton, here. OCTOBER -G.R. Meeting -New ruling-do more sleeping in Study Hall -Cleaned gum off of seats-Mr. Rausch caught me chewing gL1IT1. -Girls Bowling League -Football game here-Bluffton-dance at Y.W. afterwards. -No more sleep, started to work today -Sunday already -Rain, rain, rain -Got my homework for once and sur- prised all the teachers. -Has anybody got an old Chemistry Workbook'?'??? -Choir Practice again -Sure pity the superstitious kids, to- day!!! -Well, had to catch up on my sleep sometime. -Dancing classes begin, before the lst Mixer. -Now what was that person's phone number? ?? ? -Choir rehearsal again Played Wapak there-of course we won -Still holding down my job- -Fooled you-went to Church. -Should have studied over the week-end -Skipped again today -G.A.A: Pep Assembly -N.W.O.T.A. at Toledo-played Lima Central -N.W.O.T.A. Teachers still at Toledo -Church again -G. R. open house -Recovering from hot dogs, pop, etc. at G.R. last night. 1M NOVEMBER Senior Aptitude Test. What's your l.Q.? Couldn't be as low as mine. 3-Football-St. Mary's here. Lost Championship-Really a good game though fellows, -I-er-a-quit my job. Sweet sleep again, -Church, Sunday School, and League -No G.R. Everybody studied, Ha!! -Rain again today. Celina-last game, there. Score-7-7. 10- ll-Work, work, work. -G.R. Meeting -Premier of show "Wilson.', Got out of school at 3:00. Bean shooters. 15-G.A.A. General Meeting. Mr. Feigert talked on 6th War Loan -Preview of Jr. Class Play 'tFootloose." -Congratulations Juniors. The Class Play was swell. -What's worse than going to the Dentist?? '? 19-Last minute homework. 20-Back to school -Had Class pictures taken for Excalibur -Hi-Y, Thanksgiving Assembly, Mixer -Thanksgiving, no school -No school -Work again. One month till Xmas -Bond soliciters meeting. G.R., Hi-Y combined meeting -War Bond Drive-House to house can- vass by seniors -30 degrees. Snow, wind and colds. DECEMBER -Stamp Stomp-Snow again -Well-a, the Midnight was good-just couldn't get up. -Speech test-wonder who studied. -Premier of 'tKismetl' -Grade Cards-need more be said???? -Still recovering from Grade Cards -Basketball-Greenville. -Work again -Church twice, can you imagine?? -Snow, snow, and more snow -Basketball-Paulding -Induction of new members in Home Ec. Club -Tossell hats are all the fad-got one?? -Class pictures - Basketball - Delphos Jefferson -Got seating assignments in Lincoln -Played Ada -Nothin' out of the ordinary -Hi-Y, G.R. Caroling --Christmas Assembly -Work again, anything else to do???? -Christmas dinner-turkey-oh, boy, was it ever good???? -Another Christmas dinner-oh, dear!!! -Nice day for a sleigh ride 27-t'Snowba1l" EXCALIBUR-1945 -Finally got caught up on our sleep -New Year's Eve-Such late hours, Oh, My Head. JANUARY -Vacation nearing end!!! -Same old drag! 10 degrees below zero. -Still plenty cold -Pep assembly-Bellefontaine -Artie Shaw at Ft. Wayne -Student Council Meeting -Snow and colder Some teachers went to Defiance Van Wert-St. Maryis Did anyone else go to the Dentist???? Church, League, and Date "Hollywood Canteen" on at the show "Dusty" Miller spoke at Assembly -Church and Homework -T 8: I put on pep assembly -Work as usual -Church again today -Pep assembly -Mid Term Twirl -Recouperating from dance last night. What time did you get in? Wapak game Church and League G.R., Hi-Y Meeting fPotluckb Defiance game Boy, was it cold out today FEBRUARY Basketball game at Delphos Nothing at all happened today Church and League -Vacation, sure caught up on sleep -Sure pity the kids that have to be at work at 7:00 A.M. -Sidney game cancelled -Pep Assembly-Bluffton game-Z0ll- ner Pistons la ed here D Y -Sure envy those who get to sleep -Frank Sinatra supposed to be on in person at Ft. Wayne, but he wasn't -Mixer in school gym. -Quite a few boys left for physicals today -Valentine's Day -Thawing out really awful -Kenton game - no assembly - finally the snow is about gone. -Work again, do you ever rest???? -Church-believe it or not!!! -G.R. Meeting -Last game-Bryan here -Town Meeting of the Air recorded here -George Washington's Birthday-No school -'ilorg Jump" -No more Midnight shows after tonight. -Church, Sunday School and League -Plays in Speech Class -Snow again today!!!! MARCH -Almost the end of the 6 weeks. -Played Bryan in tournament at Defiance 3-Work again-Got to be early for once. 5-Spring is here at last! 6-Playing Perrysburg in tournament at Defiance. -Grade Cards-8th Grade Visitation -Sorry, Spring has been way-layed again. 9-Played Wauseon-V.W.H.S. is District Champion for the 2nd year. 10-Yelled too much at the game ll-Church-did you go???? 13-G.A.A. Intramural banquet-G.R., Hi- Y Panel Discussion 14-Typical spring weather and spring fever is flourishing in V.W.H.S. 16-Regional Basketball Tournament 17-Lost the game last night 18-The same as the other Sundays 19-Band Concert 20-Band Concert 21-No school activities 22 23 24 25 26 7 8 -Same as yesterday, only homework -"Spring Frolic" -State Basketball Finals -Palm Sunday -G.R. Tryouts for Senior Class Play 27-Holy Week 28-Holy Week 29-Student Assembly by Girl Reserves. Easter Vacation begins 30-Good Friday 31-Didn't work, too tired APRIL 1-Easter 2-Vacation still on 3-Back to school-Horrible! ! !! 4-The show was good-my poor home- work though!!!! 5-Church night again - also Choir practice 6-Choral Concert 7-Why doesn't someone have a party or something? 8-Slept all afternoon 9-Why study anymore-We're practi- cally out of school now-We hope 10-Why doesn't something exciting hap- pen?'??? 11-National Honor Society Induction 12-Who goes to Church more than I d0?? 13-Fifth Six Weeks Grading Period Ends 15-Stayed home and got homework like a good moron should. -State Eighth Grade Tests 27-District State Scholarship Tests Senior Class Play MAY l-Homework again 10-District Baseball Tournament ll-District Baseball Tournament l5-Mr. Shaffer sure is busy 18-Junior-Senior Prom 25-Recognition Assembly 27-Baccalaureate 30-Memorial Day-No School 31-Commencement 29-or 31-Finally, that wonderful day close of school!!!!! is here- WI f -41' ,,. rl' L, 1 fv H,, Q, mA X9 - un -Uf,911Qb""'yfJ1:L+ffWJj Mwwfjf XGZWMWMWM .1-'Uh Jk,v4d?f,10'0' W ff,f5fKwWAffLwffMf"b Wwwjfwwww .ww ypawpwlffiuv Www W 3ki9w ykgwiw wywfwjmw ff1.D'U-r, .AAD 'MKWUU ,QCUDU J-u,wuf'fYJ'M"x Aid'-P ALM, f-4fY"d'v0'w"0AfJ A ,2j,,d."l91.wfvyafM JM gQ,.,W0.!p"45" or l XKWIWH9llFl!9ll9!l9ll9ll?ll9ll9!L9lL ll!!! ll9ll9ll9ll llVll'!l9llV!l9ll9ll9ll9ll9ll W Zln frpprstiztiiun HE Excalibur Staff of 1945 wishes to " express its sincere regard and apprecia- tion to Mr. T. C. Wilkinson, senior member of the Wilkinson Printing Co. Since the first Excalibur Q1919j T. C. has taken an interest in our Yearbook that has been far deeper than a good Workman doing a job well. Each annual has been a matter of per- sonal concern to him-it had to be letter perfect or as near perfect as possible. When an Excalibur goes on the press, twenty-four hours a day are too few for Mr. Wilkinson, for he all but lives on the job until the task is finished. We salute you Mr. T. C. Wil- kinson, for a true, loyal, devoted friend of Van Wert High School. THE STAFF. A.. ,v 4: A. .1 i. ,v 4: v 4: 1: 4: A. .v 4: 2 E E E E E E E E E ? Q 2 2 Q Q 2 Q 2 E 2 E E E Q Q E E Q 13 2 2 Q 2 2 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q F' D 15615903156liillalfilfalialia FAllQllalialfalfalldlltllall lfall llallelfelf llu l EXCALIBUR-1945 47 CONGRATULATIONS . gg Compliments to the Class of ' 1 9 4 5 0 M L. Z. 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SPORTING GOODS CO. llan Wert Everything for Every Sport EXCALIBUR-1945 Greetings and Best Wishes To the Members of the 11945 Graduating Class of Van Wert High Sehooll FO VICT - W3 swmcs 1' ,uf 51.7. 89:55 34.1.1 STAMPS fa V . The Centainer Cempany Van Wert, Ohio 58 EXCALIBUR-1945 BIlL'!EIiT'5 CROSBWS Coffee SMP Home Store Boa -for- Voung Fried Chicken Ilny Time Also Friendly Serfvice .g,.g..g..g..g..g..g. .g..g..g. .g. 4..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g.. CO.MDLlMENTI UF TI-IE DIQEIIEIQETTE CLEANEIQI .g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g. 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