Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)

 - Class of 1948

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I948 APINLJAL CLASSPROPHECY While reading the correspondence from my colmn "Know all, and Tell Alln, I received a letter from one of my most faithful readers requesting that I find out how many fleas the average dog has for her dog club. I hurried to confer with my Editor, Bonnie Steele, to find out if I could ignore this letter. She answered with a very firm "No',. She also added that I must con- duct the survey myself, so I would have the real satisfaction. As I cleaned up my desk before my trip, I began to think how pleasant it would be if I could draw my husband away from his broom business and persuade him to join me on my survey. It was rather hard as he had just finished nego- tiations concerning selling brooms to the government of France, and was tired. But showing who has the upper hand in our family, we started out in our private plane several days later to count fleas. just after we left New York, my husband handed me a letter from Marg Lucas, now Marg Ranor, who married a famous French designer during her brief career as a Powers model. She is now kept busy raising her six little Frenchmen. Even so, she still has time to model some of her husband's creations. She closes by saying she would probably be seeing Martha Frary soon, as she would be stopping in France on her way to her post in Russia. She is a famous missionary and her superiors decided that the Russians still needed missionary work more than any other country. My husband suddenly took my attention from Marg's letter by telling me that we were over the largest floating airport in the world. I glanced down and saw the name Creston on the hangar and insisted that we land. just as we started down, a plane zoomed past, just missing our wingtips. After we landed we asked who had nearly hit us and found out it was Bob Markley. I found out later that he had broken his pitching arm soon after he had left school and had decided to take up sky writing. He is now being sued because he mis-spelled "Misses Soapn and made it "Messes Soapn. He swears it was a mistake but some of his friends have their doubts. He landed and after sharing many schoolday memories he told me what had happened to Gert and Oc, a constant pair during schooldays. It seems they were touring Europe lecturing on "How To Have a Peaceful I-Iomelifel' but one night in Bohemia, they disagreed on a point and caused a brawl that landed them in jail. Right then and there, they decided to change their subject to "The Gentle Art of Self-Defense". Now they seem to have more interest in the subject and are having better crowds. Bob drove us to the hotel and explained how the floating airport had come about. It seems Chippewa Lake and the swamps of Creston had finally won out.It was a disaster at the time but now is making millions for the town. We entered the Grand Hotel of Creston which is owned by Mary Jane Woods Something or Other. When asked why she opened a hotel, she explained that her husbandls relations had lived with her so long that she figured she might as well open a hotel and charge them for it. IPAGE SEVENTEENI

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I948 ANNUAL- ARTICLE II Charles Allen, will my wavy, blonde hair to jerry Lance. Merle Beachy, will my address book to any junior boy who has the nerve to use it. Norma Beal, will my experience at Keeneyls to anyone interested in becoming a waitress. Glenard Beyeler, will my height to Anton Dyck. jean Carter, will a Carter Broom to anyone who has the ambition to clean up the school house. Martha Frary, will my quiet personality to Bob Hart. Elda Gasser, will my A's in Citizenship to Bill Anshutz. Lois Gerstenslager, will my way with the Reese's to anyone who wants to take Sally out. Wilma Graber, will my theme song, "Elmer's Tune" to the high school in case they forget. Don Henderlong, will my National Guard to anyone desiring that look which charms the girls. Margaret Lucas, will my four years of cheering ability to Barbara Harman in hopes she will be here that long. Robert Markley, will my nack of writing letters to Eleanor West so she can write to Phil when he goes to College. Roger Reese, will my ability to argue with girls to Howard Graber. Robert Russell, will my "out of statel' girls to Stanley Miller. Harry Sonnedecker will my long walks to the South end of town to Ralph Bixler so he can keep in good form. Bonnie Steele, will my success of brains to Jim Smith. Mary jane Woods, will my long, blonde hair to Annetta Coffey. Norma Jean Yoder, will my muscles to Esther Russell. Signed by Senior Class of 1948 Norma Beal LPAGE SIXTEENJ

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I948 ANNUAL Bob explained that there was a farewell party being held for Martha and suggested that we join them. After greetings were exchanged I saw a group around the television screen watching a wrestling match. I was startled to see that it was Norma jean Yoder that was sitting on the other girls' heads. They told me that she is now known as the "Battling Babe" and is defending her championship. just as we were about to find out who was the winner, the television set broke and left Yoder still sitting there. Much disgusted, I started over to drag my husband from the punch bowl. There I met Elda Gasser, married now, but never-the-less still the head of a big candy concern called "The Sweetest Sweets Company". Elda also told me about Wilma, who after an unhappy romance closely following schooldays, had headed for the mountains of Wyoming and had started a goat farm, which she hasn't left nor has a man entered in ten years. Still by the punch bowl, I saw Harry Sonnedecker pass up the punch and take a glass of milk. I had heard that Harry was the coach of the Creston High School team, and made the mistake of asking him how it was going. I found out that his team had gone to Kent this year, but was surprised to learn that it was not the boys but the girls. After hearing about many difficult and teachnical basketball plays, I finally got him to tell me about Merle Beachy. After finishing school, Merle decided to take up bowling. He was doing quite well until one night he forgot to leave go of the ball and made a strike-with his head. He is now located in the City Hospital but the doctor reports he is doing fine. Chuck Allen came plodding in after the boys. When I asked him what he had been doing with himself, he blushingly replied that he was a floor walker in the"Ladies Lingerie Departmentuof the new O'Neils store in town. The scream of brakes was heard outside and every one knew that Honest Don Henderlong, the Used and Mis-used Car Dealer had arrived. He brought with him Glenard Beyler and Bob Russell. Glenard is now a great scientist. His las discovery was a bubble gum that can be used to patch tires, stop runs in hose, hold up wallpaper and also comes in twenty-six different flavors. Bob is the designer of the Russell Bussel, the only bussel with a russle. The only sad, but yet not entirely unhappy note of the evening was the telegram that was received from Norma Beal. After hnishing school, Norma took up balloon flying and while she was making a flight a day or so before, had lost control of her balloon. There was a strong wind and it blew her to South Africa, where she claims she has found the man of her dreams. He is an ex-sailor who landed there and has become quite wealthy. After cabling Norma wishing her all the luck in the world, someone asked me why I was wondering all around the country. I told them I was taking a survey on the average number of fleas that a dog had. As the party was getting dull anyway, they decided to help me. After chasing a dog over most of the streets of Creston, we finallyicornered one, and counted his fleas. So that is how my survey ended and also my story. --jean Carter IPAGE EIGHTEENJ

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