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and provide vital service 1593174 Portage ' s cooks provided efficient ser- vice and good lunches to keep Rams going through the long day. Left to right are: Easter Dunlap, Wanda Hart, Ma- donna Gaham, Audrey Swihart, Pauline Snyder, Genevieve Booher, Maureen Butcher, Katherine McCray, and Ruth Loomis. Portage ' s efficient Mrs. Bertha Scott performed secretarial and bookkeeping duties. Mrs. Carol Patton, another of Portage ' s secretaries, spent busy hours in office ac- tivities. Mrs. Dottie Collins handled attendance records for the school, typed and duplicated materials for teachers, and in general provided valuable stenographic services. Miss Mary Lynne Kinsler, psychometrist for the Fort Wayne Community Schools, made weekly visits to Portage to test students ' educational capacities and emotional adjustments.
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Inside people make Portage tick " " ' " I ' Whether they worked day or night. Portage ' s custodians did an efficient job of keep- ing the school clean. Left to right are: Nolan Allison, engineer; Hilda Linnemeyer, matron; Adolph Frankenstein, custodian; ClifTord Ramer, custodian; Carl Haas, head custodian. To unknowing students, the " lady up there " really did have a name — Mrs. Barbara Rush. Her daily jobs were to call the tables of hungry Rams for lunch and to dismiss them when lunch periods were over. Mrs. Gladys Squires, the school nurse, took care of students as they came to her with medical com- plaints. Miss Mary Jane Smith, Portage ' s speech therapist, helped students overcome their speech difficulties, with regular weekly vocal exercises.
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Convocations arouse spirit Students showed their enthusiasm for their teams during a pep session. Student Council president Phil Hershberger posed with Can- o-Sweets drawing winners, Barb Bowen and Phil Gutman, as other officers John Greenler and Penny Ress looked on. Mrs. Meese led the varsity choir in entertaining for a special student convocation. " Guts " was the theme for Mr. Schaffer ' s impromptu pep talk. " Oh Holy Night " was performed by the ninth grade French class, directed by Miss LaFontaine. " Hark the Herald Angels Sing " took on a new sound as the Span- ish class sang during the Christmas program.
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