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1-li-1 IIQII44 ANNUUAXIL
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
We, the Senior Class of Nineteen Hundred and Fortyffour, about to depart
from this our high school life, do hereby declare this to be our last will and testament.
All such former documents we declare null and void.
To the Junior Class we will the back seats in study hall and the privilege of
living up to the high standards of the class of 544.
To the Sophomore Class we will all of our extra intelligence on the condition
that they use it in history class.
To the Freshman Class we will the front seats in study hall. Along with this,
we give them the privilege of getting Mr. Martin's goat.
To the Seventh and Eighth grades we will several years of hard work that they
might achieve what we have achieved.
To Mr. Frey we leave a less noisy hall at noon.
To Miss Bryan we leave students who do not want to skip school so often.
To Miss McIlvaine we leave such angelic students that Detention Hall may be
To Mr. Martin we leave several eligible sixffoot basketball players.
To Mrs. Romich we leave a F. A. D, class that will have their lessons studied
before coming to class.
To Miss Kalkas we leave Chemistry students who will not argue so much.
To Mrs, Miller we leave more enthusiastic cooks and sewers.
To Mr. Young we leave brighter prospects for a high school band.
I, Esther Beyeler, will my height to Bernice Dawson.
I, Donna Beichler, will my speed in typing to Phyllis Means.
I, Bernice Collins, will my fights with Henry to Margaret Yoder.
I, Helen Dunlap, will my blonde hair to Jean Anshutz.
I, Ena Dyck, will my artist's dreams to Donna Lewis.
I, Lucille Evans, will all my brunette charms to Marian johnson.
I, Howard Feeman, will my love letters from Cleveland to John Portwood.
I, Opal Fry, will my engagement ring to Majora Kaufman. My only hope is that
she might keep it longer than I did.
I, Robert Ciet, will my ways with the women to Kenneth Bricker.
I, Junior Henry, will my "Cildersleeve" laugh and my privilege of arguing
with Miss Kalkas in chemistry to Dean Blough.
I, Donald Irvin, will my Ford to Wayne Reese so he can take Majora out.
I, Edith Means, will my giggles and my shortness to Elizabeth Beyeler.
I, Louise Metsker, will my knowledge on Marine Technique to Betty Plants.
I, Lois Meyer, will my ability for arguing to Dean Mumaw,
I, Evelyn Reese, will my knack of riding horses to Evelyn West.
I, Marjorie Reese, will my friendship with Helen to Roberta Rugh.
I, Annette Sherwin, will my everfready smile to Althea Haley,
I, Marjorie Weigley, will my l'1944" waistline to Delbert Casser.
I, Donna Wright, will my sweaters to Evelyn Lance.
I, Stella Yoder, will my quiet ways to Glenda Yoss.
I Mary Zehner, will my extreme hairfdo's to Frances Haley to catch more men.
We, the class of '44, extend to Creston High School our most sincere sympathies
for the almost unbearable loss of 21 of its most talented pupils.
Signed: Senior Class of 1944
Louise Metsker and Lois Meyer
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l IIQI44 ANNIUAIL lil
We contributed a number of boys to our successful basketball squad of that year.
They were june Blough, Jim Slater, Arlo Plough, Junior Henry, Bob Giet, and
We had several parties during our junior year. On October 14, a farewell
party and hay ride was given for Mary Sacha. We did not like to lose her as she
was one of the leaders of our class.
In May, our class play, "The Red Spider", which was directed by Miss Mcllvaine,
was a real success. This was the first mystery play given for some years. Using the
proceeds from this play, we gave the Seniors a banquet on May 14, at the high
school building. Dancing was the activity of the evening.
On September seventh, Nineteen Hundred and Fortyfthree, we assembled for
our last and busiest year in high school. Our class had now decreased to twentyftwo
members. Milton Blough, Jr. and James Slater had left us to join the Marines. Wallace
Totten moved to Congress and Arlo Plough moved to Pennsylvania.
We chose Donald Irvin as our captain and Donna Wright was elected vice
president for the third consecutive time. Ena Dyck received the position of secretary
while Louise Metsker handled our money, Marjorie Reese and Bob C-iet were on
the Student Council. We unanimously elected Miss McIlvaine for our adviser.
On December second we gave our Senior Class Play, "A Lady to See You",
which was directed by Miss McIlvaine. This was an acclaimed success. On December
23, we had a Christmas party and exchange at Helen Dunlap's home. We had several
other parties, including some birthday celebrations for members of our class.
January 5, we held Senior Day. Every member of our class was given a chance
to teach or at least to assist in teaching. We gained valuable experience through this
and appreciated the teachers more.
As a part of our education, our Problems of American Democracy Class visited
the Wayne County Courthouse at Wooster on February 24. We gave our main at'
tention to the Common Pleas Court, which was then in session. We were scheduled
to stay there for just a half day, but the case was so interesting that we stayed the
whole day. We came back from Wooster much wiser students.
During this year, we made money by our class play, by sponsoring bake sales,
a rummage sale, and by collecting old rags.
For our class flower we chose the blackfeyed Susan and for class motto, "Be
not simply good, but good for something."
MORRISON GIFFEN-Army JOHN HALEY-MNavy
FRED GLIEM-Army RICHARD HOLDERBAUM-Navy
JOHN GOEMBEL-Army WILLIAM HUFFMAN--Army
ROBERT GRAFY-Navy BERNARD IEFFERS-Army Air Corps
CARLYLE GRUNDER-Navy DONALD KELTZ-Army
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ii-L lIQMl4l ANNIUAIL l
One hundred twenty degrees in the shade! Why did the heat affect me so? It
was a great relief to step into the cool library which was located in the outskirts of
Phoenix, Arizona. My work as librarian kept me inside till five o'clock.
Usually, the library was fairly well filled, but at three o'clock there were only
five persons there. Since I was not busy, I decided to spend my time in checking over
some new books. I noticed one which I had read while a Senior in Creston High
School. This brought back memories of the class of '44.
I silently asked myself how each had succeeded in his life and work. It was
25 years since graduation and I had not heard of many of them for years. However,
a few were quite famous.
The great comedian, Howard Feeman, at the age of 43 still received fan letters
by the thousands. This reminded me of his great love for jokes back in '44,
In the National Art Magazine of Famous Paintings, I always noticed Ena
Dyck's name at the top of the list. She, also, had been a good artist during high school.
Junior Henry was quite famous for modernizing the railroad system for those
who could not yet afford helicopters. He had eventually reached the goal of president
of Erie Railroad.
My mind was deep in the realms of memory, when I was awakened by someone
who placed a book on my desk and spoke to me. I forced myself back to reality and
finished my work for the afternoon. But as I left the library I had a homesick feeling
Possibly I could get a month's leave and tour a part of Canada en route to
Ohio. I immediately went back to get a leave of absence, which was granted to me.
I hoped it would be possible to see many of my classmates during my vacation,
A few days later I left Phoenix by plane. During the journey I saw a prosperous
looking salesman trying to high pressure two gentlemen into buying a helicopter.
He was very enthusiastic in proclaiming its great virtues. Where had I seen this
salesman before? Gradually it dawned upon me that it was Bob Giet. He had not
Here was the mountainous region of Rock Springs, our next stop. The stewardess
informed me that the second stop was Yellowstone National Park, which was directly
on my way to Canada.
The beauty of the park so thrilled me that I decided to spend a day there. I was
completely surprised to recognize the guide, who was assigned to me, as Evelyn Reese.
She made the trip through the park very interesting for she was a splendid guide.
The wild life of the park appealed to me greatly, especially since Evelyn could ap'
proach most of them without frightening them away.
While there, she told me that Mary Zehner was a retired airline stewardess.
She had married and was settled to quiet living on a beautiful estate.
I also learned that Stella Yoder had been at the park that summer. She had
been a secretary for a few years after graduation and was now married. She had
stopped at the park on her way back to North Dakota.
After a meal at one of the fine hotels at the park, I boarded the plane for Winipeg,
A few of my relatives were living here, whom I visited the next few days. One
took me to see one of the finest libraries in the city. A woman seated at a table
looked up and watched me curiously as I walked around in the library. Just as I
was leaving she came to the door. It was Bernice Collins. She had recognized me but
had to introduce herself, for she was so much thinner. She was an expert in Home
Economics in Winipeg,
Bernice told me that Donald Irvin was married and the owner of a great dry
goods department at nearby Kenmore, Canada. He was doing very well in that
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