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R E C O R D September 21, 1944
Some Hints To the New Boys
NE of the most difficult periods in any boy's stay at
Reserve, is the first few months in which he must
adj ust himself to his new environment and become accus-
tomed to a life entirely unlike that which he has passed
under the careful guidance and supervision of his parents
in the relative privacy of his home.
The problems which the new student is likely to meet
are many-far too many and far too intricate to be dealt
with or even partially solved without careful and com-
plete consideration. '
However, a great number of these problems can cer-
tainly be avoided if each boy will make an earnest effort
to adjust himself properly and will view the masters not,
as is so often the case, with a skeptical eye, but will con-
sider them agents to assist this -important, primary ad-
justment. Although it may indeed seem at times that the
difficulties and labors in finding a suitable place at Re-
serve far exceed the rewards and satisfactions, every boy
First School Gathering
Crowded With Action
THE RESERVE RECORD
Joel B. Hayden, D.D., Headmaster
WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMY
will find that to enjoy life here calls for no more than a
willingness to do so. Without an earnest application
along this line, the search for an acceptable relationship
becomes a difficult matter.
At the beginning of last year, as soon as the first-
year boys had accustomed themselves to the general
school curriculum, there was a certain outstanding defi-
cit strongly felt on behalf of the entire school. The
greater portion of the new boys, instead of experiencing
a genuine concern for the school and for the athletic
teams, waited until the older boys pushed them into doing
so or else merely stood aside and neglected this interest
completely. This must not be repeated during 1944. It
is necessary and vital that there be no boy, new or old,
lacking in this respect.
In brief, the senior class, the masters and the entire
student body are anxious that each new student enter
into every activity as enthusiastically as is possible with-
out exceeding the limits which each must set for him-
Council to Give Opening
Dance for Whole School
Though no actual plans have been formed
Saturday evening was given Over to the Wm to date, the 'Chairman of the Social Com-
aflflual Steak ITOSSL Slam Club 1mt1at10nv SX BQ. Est Igzl mittee, Mr. Jones, has announced that the
stunts and movie' At 5: 5 the School began 'kgs' Wo? Program will follow the same lines as that
to assemble at the fire p ace where several we of last year. Last year there were two
members of the faculty were busy cooking Edu F I h P on or three Council dances, an crRn club dance
hambur ers. The menu was au mented b 0 """"""' ""' ' U n me - . -
tomatoei otatoe chi cide i d watery Associate Editor... ...... Eric Heckett and the Junlor and Senlor Proms'
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' p p " - I Editorials ........ ....... J im Howard Although the date for the first dance has
melon' DAtI-Ithil conclrlslondofh the pzcnlc Feature Edit-or. ............ ...... I-I arry Milligan yet to be announced, it is certain that it
Supper I ay en We come e new y Ihiftognphy Editor mm Ammon will occur sometime in October. In addi-
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and nqtrgduced the Second event gf the Assistant Photography Editor .... ...... . lack Roberts I I u
. . Q 1 n . S on Emo St an Silve tlon, It IS known that the first dance will
evening, the 1n1t1at1on of new members into l' S ' """"""""' """ L' ' . .
Assistant Sports Editor .... ..... D avid Hollinger be an 111f01'ma1 COUNCU 1381106-
the Siam Club.
The procession of Siam Club officials
filed toward the fire where the school had
gathered after the picnic. Leading them was
fLau Tse! Dean Raymond Mickel. March-
ing' to the clear notes of Stu Silver's golden-
toned clarinet, Chuck Tanner, Laurie Den-
nett, Fred Dawson, Jim Gardner, Sandy
MacDonell, Doc Kramer and Bill Hotten-
stein paused briefly at the sound of Chuck
Tanner's gong to bow reverently before
choosing the Siam Club candidates.
After the lucky would-be members had
pledged their oath, the whole school group
moved to the gym where amid deafening
shouts and cheers the new boys were pre-
sented to either the Whites or Greens. Fol-
lowing this annual event there was a series
of stunts for old and new boys alike.
Lastly, the free movie, "Ridin' High,"
was presented, after which everyone wel-
comed his dormitory and bed. The whole
program was a complete success. A great
deal of this success can be attributed to
the cooperation of the older boys in help-
ing with every phase of the entertainment.
n Among those who assisted with the pic-
nic itself were Paul Ruedemann, Wayne
Young, Rollie Cockley, Fred Dawson, Dave
Nesbitt, Pete Fletcher, Roy Ober, Jim
Cartoonist. . . .......... . ................ Philip Norris
Ted Boyce, Don Kramer, Roger Brady, Dan Col-
llster, Dick Kuylor, J. 0. Newell. .
Business Manager. . . .. ..... .. .... v ...... I ames Moomaw
Faculty Advisor .... ......... I 'ranklyn S. Reardon
Join the Rally Band!
Anyone who can play a musical instru-
ment at all should contact Bob or Dick Bal-
linger. These boys are very interested in
starting a rally band. It's open to all class-
es. Send for your instrument, and get in
touch with them as soon -as you cang you'll
really have some fun.
As it is now proposed, the rally band
would be under the supervision of the stu-
dents themselves. Giving up a small por-
tion of your time would be a great contribu-
tion to the spirit of the whole school. Here's
your chance to really get behind the teams.
Gardner, John Siddall and Stan Friedman.
If the kitchen help problem becomes too
acute, Miss Housel knows that she has
good chefs in Messrs. Pflaum, LaBorde,
Wallace and Jones. These masters did the
cooking of the hamburgers.
As soon as the date for this dance has
been decided upon by the Social Committee,
it will be announced in an issue of the
Brother Schultz easily leads all con-
tenders in swat-receiving contests ....
Ever noticed Hank Williams' ruby red lips?
. . . Worse yet, ever notice that ratty
growth of Meeks above the upper lip? . . .
Defect Bradley quickly assumes nickname
"The Monster." Sounds like Tanner's old
reference to Pablo ....
The perfects on the third floor of Cutler
threw to see who gets Irish the lives in
the centerj. Gardner and Kramer lost.
They got him .... Social error of the decade
goes to the incoming Frosh who tipped
Brett a dime for carrying his bags in ....
Brothers Ayres and John Miller, better
known in Cutler as Nos. 1567 and 1568,
have been taking in Cleveland's and Akron's
best. For further information ask the inno-
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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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September 21 , 1944
RESERVE RECORD Page5
Besides the seventy-seven new faces of
the student body, there have also been five
new masters added. One of these new per-
sonalities of the faculty is Elmer A. Habel,
our representative from South Carolina. A
tall, good looking man, Mr. Habel has the
face and drawl closely resembling Kay
Kyser, with perhaps a more serious atti-
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he spent
an active ten years in Missouri, Texas,
Georgia, and finally ended up in South
Carolina, where he entered the sixth grade.
In Spartanburg, South Carolina, he en-
tered Frank Evans High School and soon
proved his ability in athletics. He was
captain of the baseball team and pitcher
of the state-championship team that won
13 straight games one year. After a splen-
did record not only in baseball but also in
football and basketball, he followed this
up by being captain of the state-champion-
ship basketball team at Wofford College.
He also had four years on the varsity in
all three sports there. Although his pro-
fession is teaching, Mr. Habel's main in-
terest is athletics. He can remember that
in high school, before he had made any
positive decisions about a profession, he
was interested in the Y.M.C.A. physical
education program. This fall he is as-
sistant coach of varsity football, and he
hopes to continue through the year by
coaching basketball and baseball.
Mr. Elmer Habel
After graduating from Wofford College
in liberal arts, he waited five years and
then married Mrs. Habel in 1932-Septem-
ber fifth, to be exact-he recalls to his
Mr. Habel now lives in the apartment
at the south end of Cutler. He teaches
both first and third year mathematics, be-
sides his various athletic activities.
Upper left---"Where did my credits go, Mr. Mickel?"
Lower left--Hasbrouck pays his bill.
Upper right-Shepard and Smith try their salesmanship on new boy, Manning.
Lower right-Kelly says, UAH."
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