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We the graduates of Creston High School in the year of 1943 do make, publish,
and declare this to be our last will and testament in manner following:
To the growing community we bequeath our appreciation of their understanding
To the school we will another Senior class who will be as great a credit to them
as we have been.
To the Juniors, as is the custom, we will the back seats in the study hall. Don't
get gyped out of them. We also will all Senior privileges and hope they can take more
advantage of them than we did.
To the Faculty be bequeath the following:
To Mr. Huff we will a study hall that doesn't talk or shoot paper wads.
To Mrs. McFadden we will a group of students in Detention Hall who behave
as well as the Seniors did.
To Mr. Martin we will 30 candidates for the baseball team next fall.
To Mrs. Romich we will a Boys' Glee Club.
To Miss Mcllvaine we will a bigger and better English Class.
I, Dan Beaver, will my beautiful red hat to Virginia "Red" Boyes to wear next
I, Virginia Blough, will some of my letters from George to Roberta Rugh.
I, Harold Carter, will my knack for wild driving to Donald Irvin.
I, Bette Davis, .will my athletic ability to Opal Fry.
I, Harry Earle, will my way with the girls to John Portwood.
I, William Fisher, will my bicycle to Kenny Bricker to go woliing until his dad
permits him to use the car.
I, Goldia Kintner, will 10 extra pounds to Marjorie Weigley so she will fit
Kay's long arms better.
I, Nora Lee, will all my extra weight to Bernice Collins.
I, David Matteson will the wave in my hair to Wayne Reese.
I, Phil McKown, will my gracefulness in basketball to Junior Henry.
I, Maxine Pate, will all my feminine charms to Mary Zehner so she can get a
man and keep him.
I, Lawrence Slater, will my old tardy slips to Alvin Hamilton to use when he
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Row 1--Virginia Blougli, Nora Lee, Bette Davis, Maxine Pate, Betty Sykes, Margaret Wyssbrod
Row 27David Matteson, James Wells fwithdrawnj, Dan Beaver, Phil MCKOWH Harry Earle
I want to thank all the members of the Senior Class, and especially
the teachers who helped to make this annual a success. -A Editor
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Are you superstitious? Neither am I-and yet I don't defy superstitions by def
liberately walking under ladders or breaking mirrors, or defying any of the other
superstitions I know.
Have you heard the one about a dream coming true if you tell it before breakfast?
It's an old one, and I've seen it work, too. When I was still quite small I dreamed one
night that I was getting a coaster wagon. The next morning I told of my dream before
eating breakfast. The following morning I saw the wagon parked in front of-of all
places-the Christmas tree in the front room, As a Freshman in high school, I dreamed
one night I had the smallpox. I told of this as I was dressing the next morning. Sure
enough-two days later I had smallpox, just like half the other kids in school. So you
see it does work. Perhaps not always, but, like I say, I never defy superstitious, and
I wouldn't advise you to either.
When I was asked to prophesy the future for this Senior class I was troubled.
I've spent much time thinking about their individual merits-and demerits. Perhaps
it was all this thinking which induced this dream, revealing these Seniors in positions
they must occupy at some time in the not too distant future. Why do I say must?
Well, unthinkingly I told my wife of this dream the next morning before breakfast,
thereby condemning the Seniors to these fates.
The dream: word had been received from all of the class of '43 that they would
attend our class reunion accompanied by their families if at all possible. The banquet
was to be held on June 22, 1960, at the Creston Country Club, located on the flats
south of Creston. When the class of '45 left school, this was just a nice level strip of
farm land, but the purchaser had done a lot of grading and filling and had created
a Hne golf course. Though we were not to meet until 7:30 in the evening I came out
to the course in the afternoon for a round or two of golf. I was pleasantly surprised to
End the pro there was Harry Earle, still a bachelor, who had won the national open golf
championship the year before. He said that two of the other boys were there also,
and we could play together. I could hardly believe my eyes, as the first of those two
Senior boys I knew was led out to meet me. I say "led" because his wife actually
did just that, even back in his school days. It was Kay Tyler, now a successful partner
in the Weigley Tyler Implement Co. The second of the pair was Daniel Beaver, who
had flown down from his Seville airport, in a classy little plane, and had landed out
on the fairway of the first hole. I remembered that Dan has been somewhat interested
in aviation mechanics, even in his high school days. I also remembered that he had been
interested in a girl who lived in Seville. This accounts for his living in Seville in 1955,
as he practically did in 1943. Further questioning disclosed that the Beavers were the
parents of five daughters while the Tylers were still without children.
The golf game ended with Harry having a score of 68 for 18 holes, an airplane
which Dan sold to him during the course of the game, a new mowing machine Tyler
high pressured him for, and a set of golf clubs which I gave him, figuring that anyone
who played as poorly as I had better give up the game.
I left the boys after the game, and went to the Frey home for dinner. My wife
and two boys, Dave and Phil, now 19 and 17, went to the reunion with me in the
evening. Two cars full of Freys also attended. It seems the Freys were blessed many
times after '43 which necessitated the purchase of an extra car.
The first group we met as we entered the banquet room. was composed of five
ladies all of whom I recognized immediately, but wondered where the families were.
The ladies were Margaret Wyssbrod, Nora Lee, Virginia Blough, Betty Sykes, and
Alta Wiles. Lee had become a successful lawyer, working almost altogether on divorce
cases. Wyssbrod was a prominent chicken and hog raiser, and I could recall her
attitude toward that sort of thing "way back when." Virginia Blough was a typist in
some county politician office, and rumors were that she had changed politics six times
to remain in the court house. Betty Jean was still "on the farm" handling all the
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