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During our recent trip to the far west we stopped in the Rockies, climbed Pike's
Peak for a look, and oh brother, what we sawl A diminutive man was standing
beside a small telescope and calling, "Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, see three
states, seven counties, and twenty-one townships for only one dime. For an extra
dime, have a look into the future." Well, we just couldn't resist and so we slipped
two dimes into the slot, and, presto, there it was--the whole countryside stretched
out for miles.
Suddenly a cloud drifted in front of the lens and when it lifted, there, right in
front of the glass, was the modern city of Nappanee, with Main and Market streets
much the same as they are now, but, how the stores had changed! So large and
beautiful! And there on the corner was the magnificent restaurant owned .by the
wealthiest woman in town, Phyllis Bennett.
Across the street was the famous Milleman clinic and hospital. Jack was
known the world over for his surgery. His very capable nurse and assistant was
Dr. and Mrs. James Lentz were located half way up the next block. He had
taken over his father's business and Phyllis was his very able office secretary. They
had six children, three boys and three girls.
Across the street from the Lentz oflice was the telephone building managed by
Dick Stoops and wife, Peggy Lloyd Stoops. ,lane Bigler was the chief operator and
Phil Price was the lineman. It was rumored that they were to be married in the
On the corner stood the flatfoot of the town, Chief Eugene Slagle, the brave
protector of law and order. He was especially watchful for reckless seniors.
Bette Strang was the head waitress at Johnsons' drug store. She married you
know whom and they had two children, but she still found time to work with her
The school hadn't changed much but for the new superintendent, Dick Klitzke
and his clerk, Pauline Wise. The new home economics teacher was Helen Messner,
who was expounding the merits of biscuit making and how to sew a straight seam.
Levi Tobias had succeeded Charlie Byers as agriculture teacher.
The new laundry had been purchased by Bob Freet. He had built up a roaring
business and was considering plans for expansion.
George Malcolm and Mary Jeanette Welty had set up housekeeping on a huge
dairy farm north of town. They were prospering very well with the efficient help
of their husky twins.
South of town we found a large muck farm under the management of Richard
Rohrer who specialized in peppermint and tall corn. His wife, Norma Kuhn, was
busily occupied in their ultra-modern farm home. '
Anna Lou Conderman, Marcelene May, and Pat Hare were married, of course,
and were very busy keeping house and rearing children. You all know whom they
married, so we wonit go into detail.
The scene changed, and Washington, D. C., came into view. There in the U. S.
Senate we saw Arthur Schwartz, cigar in hand, proposing a bill to increase senators'
wages. Kate Hartman, his wife, was his private secretary and advisor.
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NIOR CLASS WILL--1947
I, Margaret Iane Lloyd, will my winning smile and sunny disposition to Dick
Callendar, knowing he will use it to a good advantage.
We, George Landon Malcolm and Willard Levi Tobias, will our daily seats
at the library table during third hour to anyone who can get away with murder as
I, Marcelene Pauline May, will the rings on my left hand, third finger to anyone
who can get married in her junior year and keep it a secret.
I, Donnabelle Lucille Mast, will my wardrobe to Ruth Speicher to be used
sparingly with what she already has.
I, Helen Jerine Messner, will my love for home economics to all the girls who
take it next year.
I, Mary Ellen Middaugh, will my job in the five and ten cent store to my
younger sister, Anna Mae, in hopes she'll like it as well as I do.
I, .lack Duane Milleman, will my interest in Bremen to Garter Coppes, knowing
he needs an interest somewhere.
I, Marilyn Rose Miller, will my shyness to Marilyn Burkholder to be used
as she sees fit.
I, Wayne Gerald North, will my daily nap in economics class to all juniors
who cherish sleep as I do.
I, Phillip Sears Price, will my trusty g'Model T" to Corky Stillson in case his
"Chevy" wears out.
I, Norma ,lean Ralston, will my peaches and cream complexion to Carole
I, Richard Dean Rohrer, will my agricultural knowledge to Pete Rose, along
with my walk to be added to his own.
I, Arthur Schwartz, will my high tenor voice to George Byers.
I, Eugene Delbert Slagle, will my ability to flap my ears and make faces to
anyone who can scare the wits out of girls as I can.
I, Richard LaMar Stoops, will my flare for feminine flames to Ronny Kirkwood.
I, Bette'L0uise Strang, will my care-free disposition to anyone taking life too
I, Nila ,Ioan Strauss, will my early arrivals at school to Betty Hostetter, knowing
that she dislikes getting up so early, too.
I, Nancy Ellen Uline, will my co-operativeness and patience as chorus accom-
panist to next yearis, hoping she can grin and bear it as I did.
I, Kenneth J. Walters, will the wolfish gleam in my eye to Paul Hummel.
I, Virginia Ann Warren, will my love for reading library books to Fred Curtis
to be used in his spare U1 time.
I, Mary Jeanette Welty, will my daily hikes to school to Willard Marvel pro-
vided be doesn't freeze on the way.
I, Pauline Mae Wise, will my nimble fingers to Marilyn Burkholder who has
worked so hard in ye olde typing class.
Esther M. Hoover
Galen C. Roose
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In the House of Representatives we saw the fine gentleman from the solid south,
Bill Gamble, representative from Alabama.
Then New York, and the Metropolitan Opera. Owen Lemna was the leading
baritone. That night the production was uRomeo and ,luliet,'7 and Owen's partner
was the well known and ever popular ,loan Strauss.
Next we saw Radio City, New York, and Nancy Uline was playing with the
New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Her talent really had paid off, and we under-
stood she was soon leaving for Europe for a tour!
In another studio we saw June Haines and Billie ,lean Gran in their daily serial.
MLife Can Be Terribleff sponsored by UNO Droop Noodle Soupf'
On the next floor we found Fred Waring and his orchestra featuring the lovely
voice of Doris Holaway and the romantic tenor of Wayne North. They had become
quite popular and were admired by their huge radio audience.
Leaving Radio City we found ourselves in a prominent lawyeris office. Behind
the desk piled high with papers, we discovered none other than Dewey Eppley. Hc
was well known all over New York for his record of lawsuit decisions.
At Madison Square Garden we found a fight in progress. The referee was a
man who could really get around for he was Benny Housouer, a small man, but
one who knew his stuff.
And then to Hollywood! But on the way we focused our telescope on Man-
chester College where we saw Marilyn Miller as an art instructor. She had to her
credit some beautiful paintings then hanging in the Chicago Artqlnstitute.
Our last visit was to Hollywood where we first saw a swanky night club operated
by Kenneth VValters. He was a millionaire, due to the attractions of his chorus girls,
Norma Ralston, and Sally Howenstein. The club was well known for its good food,
soft music, and pretty girls. The menus were arranged by Mary Ellen Middaugh, the
Around the corner was the exquisite Betty Co-Ed Style Shop owned by Donna-
belle Mast, whose exclusive styles were known the world over.
Just then the shutter snapped shut and our time was up. We thanked the man
for a most enlightening experience and continued on our way.
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