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Page 2' RESERVE
R E C O R D A September 14, 1944
As We Begin . . . '
LTHOUGH the Handbook lists September 15 as the
first day of the school year, in reality this is not
strictly true. Much work has been done prior to the
arrival of the students on the campus. Students who
have set aside a week of their vacation period for foot-
ball conditioning, those who have formed plans for the
welcoming of new students and those who have prepared
this, the first of our weekly Records, have made substan-
tial contributions to the days that lie ahead. This, then,
is a day upon which the remaining' students commence
the work and play which together constitute our aca-
Each one of you will be told more than once that
these opening weeks are the most important of the whole
year. It is for that reason that there has been a great
deal of work expended to help the old and new boys get
off to a good start. Those who are not new this year
realize by this time the steps which must be taken to
make this year both academically and athletically suc-
cessful. It is important to the school and to each class
that every returning andl every entering boy should
measure up to the standards desired and required of him.
The primary goal of the new boys may be briefly
and basically stated in the following. Each must find his
place in relation to his companionsg each must seek to
make his best contribution in athleticsg each must re-
solve to do his utmost in the field of studies. This ad-
justment will determine for him the success or failure
of the year.
Let us mention here but one of Reserve's many tra-
ditions. There has always been at the academy a most
enthusiastic support of varsity teams. Without this, our
record in sports will not be a good one, regardless, of the
promise which the year may hold. A great deal was
attempted during the 1943 seasons, but little was accom-
plished along this line. This was due, not as many
think, to the teams or the cheer leaders or to the poor
rallies but to a lack of enthusiasm from the average
Keep in mind that a good athletic year is a good
school year, and the greater part of our problems can
and will be overcome.
Strong line Turns Out as
Football Season Opens
Prospects for a successful football sea-
son seem bright in the opinion of the
coaches. Since the backfield lacks the
weight and experience of former years, the
team may be somewhat weak on offense.
Roush, a former letterman of last year,
along with Timmis, Arnold and Joslyn,
have had previous experience behind the
line. Nicholson is another survivor of the
If it is true that the offense doesn't look
too bright, it may be said that the line looks
particularly brilliant. We have lettermen
in Brett, Dennett, Hottenstein, J. Howard,
McDonnell, Brewer, as well as men of ex-
perience in Gardner, Beal, Tucker, Martyn,
Atkinson, Anderson, Hutchinson, Cameron,
Silver, N. Howard, Perry Tanner, Kramer
It is, however, hard to decide as yet for
the crop of new boys is bound to yield
someone, perhaps many, of ability. Signs
point to a successful, perhaps a brilliant,
Not much can be said as yet concerning
the '44 soccer season because coaches
Roundy and Mickel have not seen their
material. There are, however, quite a num-
ber of boys returning from last year's
squad. Linemen John Siddall and Byron
Spooner are lettermen, though the latter
may not see action for some time due to a
broken ankle. Peter Fletcher missed a let-
ter by a narrow margin last year.
Rollie Cockley returns to the backtield
and while Collins has no letter to his credit,
he has had considerable experience as a goal
There are also experienced material in
Pierce, Friedman, Phillips, 'Carter and Scott.
All in all, nine returning members is not
abad start and with the addition of new
prospects we should have a good season.
THE RESERVE RECORD
WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMY
Joel B. Hayden, D. D., Headmaster
Editor ......,.... ...... J ohn Prescott
Associate Editor .... . ..... Eric I-Ieckett
Editorials ........ ...... J ini Howard
Feature Editor .............. ...... H :UTY Milligllll
Photography Editor...f ........ ...... J olin Atkinson
Assistant Photography Editor .... ...... J uck Roberts
Sports Editor ............... ......... S tuart Silver
Assistant Sports Editor... .......... David Hollinger
Faculty Advisor ........ ...... I 'ranklyn S. Reardon
Business Manager ...... ....... J runes Mooinztw
'Old' New Bell Rings Over Campus
tContinued From Page I, Column 2h
its arrival in America, its voyage and for-
tunes are not known. It was acquired in
1900 by the late James W. Ellsworth who
had it installed in Evamere Hall in Hudson
where it has remained until the present.
Upon his death it was left to the academy.
A ceremony was held at the chapel when
the old bell had struck twelve on July 22.
It was then removed from the tower where
it had hung since 1853. It has tolled the
hours since except for the period between
1903 and 1916 when the school was closed.
The bell has been an intimate part of
Hudson's history. It has called Reservites
to four wars and has rung their welcome
home. It has summoned to the gaiety of
weddings and to the sorrow of death.
The brief ceremony in July was conducted
by Dean Wood and Sexton Harley Kuhn
who has rung the bell since the last war.
The crack that has been developing for
some years had made a replacement neces-
Prefects, Council Members and
Masters Meet lor Discussion
On September 9 the prefects and mem-
bers of the school council met with five
faculty members to discuss and plan for
the coming year. The agenda for the
meeting included such points as: 1. Plans
for receiving and welcoming the new boysg
2. Prefect supervision of returns from Sat-
urday permitsg 3. U. S.-W. R. A. relationsg
4. Green-White sports.
The purpose of the meeting was to give
both the boys and masters' an idea of some
of the things t6 be accomplished during
The prefects are Pete Brett, Tom Getz,
Jack Brewer, James Timmis, Art Bradley,
John Prescott, James Gardner, John Kra-
mer, Laurie Dennett, Stu
MacDonell and Jim Howard. A
The council members are: seniors-John
Kramer, Sandy MacDonell,
Pete Brett and President
juniors-Dave Nicholson, Tom Allchin and
Terry Garrigang sophomores-Bill Linforth
and Dave Sheldon.
S C H ED Ul E S
Football Schedule for 1944
Sept. 30--Kent Roosevelt ........ Here
Oct. 7-Parma ......... .... T here
Oct. 14--Rocky River .... ---Here
Oct. 21-Chagrin Falls ---- -.-- T here
Oct. 28-Willoughby -- ---Here
Nov 4-Akron Ellet -- ---Here
Nov 11-University --.---.--.-- Here
Soccer Schedule for 1944
Oct. 7-Oberlin ------.---.---- There
Oct. 21-U. S. --- ---- There
Nov. 4-Oberlin -'-- ---Here
i Nov 11-U. S. --- ---Here
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VOLUME XXI No. I - HUDSON, OHIO, SEPTEMBER I4. I944
Five New Members Iain
There will be five new additions to the
faculty this year. These masters will re-
place those who have left to go in the na-
tion's service or to accept other positions.
Mr. Homer I. Cleary will be.the Spanish
instructor. Mr. Cleary is a graduate of
Dartmouth, and in addition to a year's
graduate study at the Sorbonne he has had
ten years of teaching experience at Uni-
Mr. Elmer A. Habel will teach mathe-
matics and science and also assist in ath-
letics. Mr. Habel is a graduate of Wof-
ford College and holds the degree of M.A.
from George Washington University. He
has had 12 years of experience on the sec-
ondary level, the last two of which were
at the New York Military Academy.
Mr. Franklyn S. Reardon, in addition to
taking charge of the Athenaeum, will in-
struct in English, supervise publications
and act as alumni director. Mr. Reardon
holds the degree of A.M. from Colgate
University and the degrees of B. D. and
S. T. M. from Union Theological Seminary.
He has had eight years of teaching on the
secondary and college levels.
Mr. Richard L. Scibby will teach mathe-
matics and assist in athletics. Mr. Scibby
is a graduate of the Western Kentucky
State Teachers College and holds the de-
gree of M.A. from the University of Ken-
tucky. He has had seven years of teach-
ing experience on the secondary level. '
Mr. Otis O. Wheeler will be the instruc-
tor in manual arts. Mr. Wheeler, who is
a graduate of the Stout Institute, has just
finished an additional year of study there.
He has had 14 years of experience in sec-
ondary school teaching in the schools of
Ohio and Wisconsin.
Mr. J. Frederick Waring, a regular
member of the faculty, who has been on
leave for the last two years in the Ameri-
can Field Service, will return to resume
his work in English and history.
Machine Shop Stops War Production
The machine shop is currently undergo-
ing a reconversion program, having can-
celled all contracts and will proceed on a
basis of personal interest. Mr. Tepper plans
to make nothing except the usual peace-
time material, and will limit the products
of the shop to handiwork. There will be,
however, a machine shop activity, though
what it will consist ol' is not yet clear.
'Old' New Bell Rings
Over Reserve Campus
Alter 91 Years oi Faithlul Service
The Old Bell Struck Its last Hour h
When Reservites returned today, they
heard a clear but unfamiliar bell strike the
hours. It is a bell new to Hudson, though
in reality it is much older than its prede-
The bell has had a very interesting past.
It began its history in the little town of
Walsheren in south Holland. The year was
Rctires after almost ct century of service
1611, 23 years after the Spanish hastily
left the Netherlands. It was at this time
that the Dutch decreed religious freedom
for all. One of the favorite expressions
of the Pilgrims who fied to Holland, "Soli
Deo Gloria," is engraved about the upper
part of the bell. Here also one reads the
inscription, "John Bugerhuys made me,
Beneath the above inscription are the
words, "Die mynen nam wilt weten-Wester
Souburgh binick gehetenf' "You who
would know my name-Wester Souburgh I
Wester Souburgh weighs just 500 pounds,
stands 25 inches high and has a diameter
of 25 inches at the base.
Between its manufacture in Holland and
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77 New Boys Iain Reserve
To Raise Stuclent Body to 215
The year of 1944-45 finds 215 boys at Re-
serve, 77 of whom are new to the school.
Of these, Hve join the senior class, 14 enter
as juniors, 11 as sophomores and 47 as
freshmen. The new' boys represent ten
states and the District of- Columbia, they
range from California to Maine and in-
clude Massachusetts, Florida, Vermont, Il-
linois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan
We also have several new boys who have
spent much of their time abroad. Stoltz-
fus comes from Bulgaria and was in Syria
when recruited for the senior class by Mr.
J. Fred Waring. Freshmen Gulick and
Maples come from England, and Blakley,
a junior, has lived in the Far East. Mich-
aelides, a first-year boy, has lived in Greece.
There are many of the entering class who
have brothers in school or brothers who are
graduates of Reserve. Morton Baronis
brother, Charles, graduated in '42. Fred
Gerhauser has had three brothers previous-
ly in school and Charles Grant, two. John
MacDonell, Charley Beale, Heath Oliver and
Lee Haggerty all have brothers in school.
Looking over the lists, we find many fa-
miliar names missing. Jed Burt has en-
tered Kiski in Pennsylvania. Both Drohans
have moved to New York where they are
attending Regis High School. Fritz Hud-
son has moved to Scarsdale, N. Y.g McCann
to Riverdale, Ga., and Pfeitier to St.
Louis. Wood is attending Andover, Treacy
and Trowbridge reside in California. Ed-
wards is now in Rockford, Ill.g Geddes in
Shaker, Salter in Madison, Wis.3 Scott in
New Philadelphia, O., Beebe in Weston,
Mass. Perry has enrolled in Yale. Moss-
man has left school and LH1'1'y Oliver is en-
tering the armed services.
Movie, Siam Club, Stunts and
Songs Assure Fun for Sat. Night
The first week of the new school year
will be highlighted by a Saturday evening
program, a custom which has been followed
for many years.
The program will begin with a steak
roast, after which songs and stunts will
occur. Later in the evening there will be
a free movie, "Riding High," featuring
Dorothy Lamour and Victor Moore.
Mighty High Potentate Raymond tLau
Tsei Mickel, I. O. U., C. O. D., X. Y. Z.,
asks to have this announcement made, "At
the steak roast there will be an oflicial
initiation of the new Siam Club members."
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VOLUME XXI No. 2
Class ol '44 in All
Branches ol Service
Mr. P. C. Roundy Checks on the
Whereabouts ol the 1944 Class
The activities in which the members of
last year's class are now engaged, both civil
and military, have not been compiled as
yet. Mr. Roundy has tried by means of
post cards to find out what branch of the
service each boy has entered or the college
which he is now attending. It will prob-
ably be about a month or six weeks before
definite word is received from all the
graduates. When this has been completed,
we shall have a more complete report.
However, at the present time we have
some idea of the services and colleges most
of the boys are in. There may, of course,
be errors herein since some may have failed
to pass the qualifications necessary for re-
maining in the V-12, the Air Corps or the
colleges to which they have gone.
Herewith is a list of the colleges to
which the boys were expecting to go at
the end of last year: Bakker, Oberlin,
Bardelmeier, Williams, Beckley, Case, Cad-
well, Williams, Gregory, Case, Hamann,
Case: Johnson, Caseg Linforth, Purdue,
Shaw, U. of Arizonag Sisson, Dartmouth,
Weeks, Purdue, Whitacre, Notre Dame.
Four boys were accepted in the Naval Air
Corps. They were: Broockman, Hanson,
Manlove and Bailey. Five were accepted in
the Army Air Corps: Burns, Robinson, Co-
hill, Oliver and Fullerton. Nine passed
tests for radio technician school. The ones
that have been taken or waiting for induc-
tion are: Baxter, Cleminshaw, Dowling,
Freer, Lane, Rodman, Yardley, Morrow and
Reed. Williams is in the Marine Corps
and Shepard is in the Tank Corps. The
rest of the boys are waiting for selective
service except 16, who were able to go to
college. These are: Eells and Oseland,
Bowdoin, Smith, Ginsburg, R. Perry, Col-
lopy and Blanco, Harvard, Fletcher, G.
Perry, Bunn and Hanmer, Yale, Wells and
White, Princetong Cummins, Lehigh, Solon,
U. of Michigan.
Some interesting facts about the class
of '44 that should be mentioned are that
three or more boys were accepted in each
of these colleges: Case, Cornell, Harvard,
Michigan, Oberlin, Princeton, U. of Penn-
sylvania, Yale and Williams. Most of them
are unable to attend them though, because
of military service. Also out of 150 col-
lege board tests, 130 of them were far
Fwst Lieutenant Dan Hanna
4 ll' If
lt. Dan Hanna Killed
On Bombing Mission
Word has been received from the War
Department of the death in combat of
First Lieut. Dan Hanna of Willoughby,
Ohio. He was originally reported missing
on May 12, and the confirmation of his death
was received on September 10. The story
of the engagement is not clear. It is
thought that the Fortress which he was
flying was returning from action over
He was schooling a green pilot at the
time and was acting as co-pilot of the
ship. Trouble suddenly developed, and Lt.
Hanna gave the orders to bail out. All of
the crew members with the exception of
the bombadier were later rescued. Lt.
Hanna had been a member of the Flying
Corps for the past two years.
Dan was a student of Western Reserve
from September 1936 to June 1940. Dur-
ing all this time he was one of the most
popular boys in school. It is the judgment
of those of the faculty who knew him that
he made friends easily. In athletics he
won letters in football, hockey and base-
ball and played in other sports as the op-
portunity arose. '
Upon leaving Western Reserve, he at-
tended Phillips Andover Academy in And-
over, Mass., and later Williams College.
His step-brother, James Newell, is a mem-
ber of the present junior class.
HUDSON, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 2I, I944
First Vesper Service Marks
Dedication of New Chapel Bell
The lirst Vesper Service of the school year
was held on Sunday, September 17, at 5
p. m. in the chapel. Dr. Hayden's talk
stressed the importance of tradition in the
life of the academy and made clear the ine
escapable bonds which link us all to the
past and the future. To this end, he called
upon all the new boys to find their places
in the daily life of the school and begin
their contributions as sons of Western Re-
The service also marked the dedication
of the "old" new bell. It was tolled at the
conclusion of the service with the prayer
that it might ring for many years over a
world of.peace and concord. A record of
this service was made in order that it may
be preserved in the historical records of the
The substance of Dr. Hayden's talk was
based on a letter received in late June from
Lt. Alfred L. Rideout, 514 Fortress Bomber
Squadron. The le er speaks for itself and
the RECORD re oduces it here:
514 Ftr. Bomber Squadron
406 Bomber Group,
APO 141 cfo Postmaster
New York City, New York.
13 June, 1944.
Dear Dr. Hayden:
Now that I am not so busy as I have
been for the past few days, I feel that I
must write you a note expressing my sin-
cerest gratitude for an inspiration which I
received through Western Reserve Academy
during the most critical hours of my life.
D-Day morning, the mail orderly handed
me a letter from Western Reserve Academy.
In it was an invitation to a commencement
which had occurred a week before and a
picture of the chapel. For a brief moment I
forgot the present and was a student again,
thinking only of Virgil and the coming
dance. I looked at the chapel a little more
closely and recalled that within its an-
cient walls there was a cross. Before this
cross, Columbus had knelt to pray before
his embarkation upon a journey whose end
revealed a great new world.
I like to think that in a small and hum-
ble way history was repeating itself, and
that we of Reserve who have prayed be-
fore that cross and are now engaged in
the greatest of all conflicts will someday
find a better world for those who will fol-
In closing, I want to restate my appre-
ciation for the insipration from Reserve
and assure- you that until I can again walk
upon the campus in peace, I will carry the
little picture of the chapel which is the
symbol of everything that is fine in the land
Alfred L. Rideout.
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