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T* resenting 

MEMORIA 

1949 






Published by 

THE SENIOR CLASS 

MONROE HIGH SCHOOL 

Monroe, Indiana 



Allen County Public Library 
900 Webster Street 
PO Box 2270 
FortWayne, IN 46801-2270 



FOREWORD 

\Ff, the senior class of Monroe High School, in order that ice may 
clearly recall n/any pleasant memories of our high school days, publish 
this annual. If is our earnest desire that yon, with ns, u-ill recall the 
many cherished and happy memories of school days by reading this year- 
book. 

We consider the many hours of hard labor on this book n'ell icorth 
0/1 r while. Our sole desire is that you icill be pleased with it. 

ANNUAL STAFF. 



TEMPLE OF LEARNING 




DEDICATION 




To a man who deserves a lot of credit for his success in his three years 
as coach at Monroe High School, we dedicate this annual. He has proved to 
be a very efficient coach by the fine showing his teams have made in his 
bhort time at Monroe. Although there were times when we were on the 
short end of the score, he always had a word of help on how to win the 
next game fair and square. 

In addition to his duties as teacher and coach, he has been our very 
capable class sponsor, through our sophomore, junior, and senior years. 



It gives us great pleasure to dedicate this annual to a most deserving 
person, Mr. Myron C. Knauff. 




Safe driving . . . Clean-up day ...O.K. Glen . . . Some got bawled out ^Valentine hats 
A great life . . . Speed demons ... Big rip . . . Santa remembered Mr. Knauff^. . 
Sophomore party . . . Soup's on . . . Pepsodent smile . . . Everybody swoon ... Our 
transportation . . . Harley! 




FACOLTy 










ARTHUR F. BYRNES 
Principal 

B.S. Manhattan College 
M.Ed. Springfield College 
Ed.D. New York University 
Monroe High School, two years 
Principal, Vocations, Biology 



TRUSTEE 

AND 

ADVISORY BOARD 

Howard Gilliom 
Noah Neuenschwander 
John Soldner 
Ora Townsend 





HARRIET SCHERTZ 
B.S. Bluffton College 
Monroe High School, one year 
Home Economics, English 



CARLA LUCAS 
B.S. Manchester College 
Monroe High School, two years 
Typing I and U, Shorthand 
General Business 





MYRON C. KNAUFF 

A.B. Franklin College 

M.A. Ball State Teachers College 

University of California 

Monroe High School, three years 

Coach, Mathematics, Physics, Health 

Student Drivers Training 

HERBERT ARLINGTON 
B.S. Indiana University 
(Candidate) M.S. Ind. University 
Monroe High School, one year 
Music, English 





BARBARA SPRUNGER 
A.B. Bluffton College 
Monroe High School, one year 
English, History, Government 



ANNA BYRNES 

B.A. North Central College 

Columbia University 

Monroe High School, four years 

Latin I and II 




GRADE TEACHERS 




Mrs. Harry Johnson, Harry Johnson, Ezra Snyder, Leo Strahm 

Janitor 




Cooks 




Wilbur Beer 



Mrs. Madge Johnston, Mrs. Jess 

Laughery, Mrs. Sherman Essex, 

Mrs. Wilbur Beer 




CLASSES 




Hurrah! We Made It 




SENIOR CLASS 
OFFICERS 



Vera Inniger, 
Treasurer 



Pauline Nussbaum, 
President 



Gladys Zurcher. 
Secretary 



Richard Coppess, 
Vice President 



Last fall we seniors came back to Monroe to receive the final blow. It 
was finally our turn to be called "cocky seniors." 

We well remember our first year of our high school days as "Greenies"; 
but as the years went on we gained knowledge and soon were upperclassmen. 

For our final year we choose class officers as follows; president, Pauline 
Nussbaum; vice president, Dick Coppess; secretary, Gladys Zurcher; 
treasurer, Vera Inniger. Our class sponsor is Mr. Myron Knauff. 

The many activities throughout the year included: concessions at home 
ball games, sale of T shirts, selling of Christmas cards, fall festival, radio 
raffle and many other things. These were all in preparation for our class 
trip, which we took in May. 



Our class is now proudly going forth, striving to live up to our class 
motto, "Do not say go but go thyself." 




ROBERT BEITLER 

Class Play 4; Physical Education 1; 
Choir 1. 



PAULINE NUSSBAUM 

Class Play 3, 4; Class President 3, 4; 
Physical Ed. 1; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Vice President 2; Girls' Glee Club 
1, 2, 3; Annual Business Manager 
4; Booster Club 3; Sextette 3. 



WANETA NEUENSCHWANDER 
Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3; Mixed Choir 
2, 3, 4; Band 3, 4; Class Play 3; 
Circulation Manager 4. 



RICHARD COPPESS 

Class Play 3, 4; Class Treasurer 3; 
Vice President 4; Choir 1, 2; Stu- 
dent Manager 1. 2, 3, 4; Physical 
Ed. 1; Sports Editor 4. 



BYRON LIECHTY 

Physical Ed. 1; Band 2, 3; Basebal 
3, 4; Softball 2. 



JEANETTE SCHWARTZ 

Choir 1, 2, 3, 4: Girls' Glee Club 1, 
2, 3; Annual Music Reporter 4; 
Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Physical Ed. 1. 



CHRISTINE SPRUNGER 

Class Plav 3; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; G'ce 
Club 1, 2,' 3; Sextette 3; Annual Ty- 
pist 4; Physical Ed. 1. 

PAUL BRADFORD 
Entered from Monmouth, Junior 
year. Class Plav 3, 4; Physical Ed. 
1, 2; Basketball 3, 4. 





KENNETH FUNK 

Basketball 4; Class Play 3, 4; Pres- 
ident 2. 



BERTHA RAY 
Class Plav 3, 4; Choir 1, 2 3, 4; 
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2. 3; Sextette 2, 
3; Trio 3, 4; Cheer Leader 2, 3, 4; 
Annual Joke Editor 4; Booster Club 
3; Physical Ed. 1. 



VERA INNIGER 

Class Plav 3, 4; Class Secretary 2; 
Class Treasurer 4; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Band 2, 3, 
4; Cheer Leader 2, 3, 4; Annual Art 
Editor 4; Booster Club 3; Physical 
Ed. 1. 

CLAREN LEHMAN 
Class Play 3, 4; Class Treasurer 1 
Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2 3, 4 
Softball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 2, 3, 4 
Baseball 3, 4; Alumni Reporter 4 
Physical Ed. 1. 



CARL BAUMAN 

Class Play 4; Physical Ed. 1; Choir 
1. 



DONNA LOU CRIST 

Class President 1; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 
3, 4; Booster Club 3; Annual Pho- 
tography Editor 4; Physical Ed. 1. 



GRACE LIECHTY 
Choir 1, 2, 3; Girls' Glee Club 1, 
2, 3; Annual Calendar Reporter 4; 
Physical Ed. 1; Office 4. 



MILTON HABEGGER 

Class Play 3, 4; Class Treasurer 2; 
Class Secretary 3; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Boys' Quartette 2, 3; Annual Editor 
4; Physical Ed. 1; Basketball 1, 2, 
3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 3; Track 2, 3, 4; 
Baseball 3, 4. 




m.i .iS^^Jis^K^ 




DERRYL LEHMAN 
Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Physical Ed. 1. 



MARY ALICE STEURY 

Benie— Latin Club 1, 2; Cheering 
Club 2; Girls' Chorus 1, 2; A Cap- 
pella 2; Training Chorus 1; Band 2; 
Monroe— Girls' " Chorus 3; Mixed 
Choir 3, 4; Booster Club 3; Band 
3, 4; Class Play 3, 4; Literary Re- 
porter. 



GLADYS ZURCHER 

Class Plav 4; Class Secretary 1, 4; 
Vice President 3; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Annual 
Advertising Manager 4; Booster 
Club 3; Physical Ed. 1. 



ROBERT ROTH 
Physical Education 1; Choir 1, 
Class Plav 3, 4. 



SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY 



It being the custom fcr the junior class to 
prcphesy what we believe the future holds for 
the graduating seniors, we have compiled this list 
of incidents which we think might appear about 
the seniors in the world's leading newspapers, the 
Who's Who books and the Encyclopedias for 1959, 
or be whispered across the back fence. We give 
them to you — 

Mexico City. July 9, 1959 A. D. Tragedy and 
success struck simultaneously at the bull fighting 
arena today when Bertha Ray. champion bull 
fighter was injured after charging a giant Brahma 
in a last attempt to subdue the raving beast. Miss 
Ray was unarmed, except for a level head, and 
the bull seeing her charge level head-on, died 
from shock. Miss Ray stubbed her toe tripping 
over the fallen carcass. 

Bob Roth, here-to-fore an unsuccessful novelist 
(because he hasn't written anything* fell down 
the back stairs of his twc-story. two-roomed man- 
sion crying. "Darling. Darling." Embracing the 
evergreen tree and then seeing his mistake walked 
over to his cow and cried "I have it." My first 
successful novel. It's about what every young 
man should know. I'll be as famous as Dale 
Carnegie. I'm going to call it "How to Win Wait- 
resses and Influence Bartenders." Incidently Mr. 
Roth writes under the name Clementine Paddle- 
board. 

CARD OF THANKS 
The thanks and appreciation cf all the towns- 
people of Monroe goes to Miss Christine Sprunger, 



who has succeeded in putting the little town of 
Monroe on the map. Miss Sprunger was chosen in 
Atlantic City as Miss Broadwalk of 1959. Thanks 
again, Christine. 

"Dick, are you ever coming?" 

"Yes. dear." 

"Hew many times must I tell you not to leave 
the keys in the Buick?" 

"Yes, dear." 

"Will you ever learn to speak up'.'" 

"Yes. dear." 

I moved closer so I could get a better look at 
New York's most famous playboy and discovered 
him to be Dick Coppess. After a fitting back- 
ground as M. H. S.'s most pronounced girl chaser, 
Dick has finally been captured. Who is the lucky 
girl'.'— Why Gladys Zurcher!!! She is sitting down 
for a life of leisure — Dick and Buicks. 

O'VERHEARD ON A STREET CORNER IN PARIS 

"Have vou seen IT'.'" 

■"WTiat?" 

"The three American girls in their new show." 

"Who?" 

"Waneta Neuenschwander. Grace Liechty and 
Jeanette Schwartz." 

"No!" 

"Best thing since Mae West." 

"Oo la la." * 

"Woo woo." 

"Scandalous." 

"Im going again tomorrow night." 

These American girls have developed one of 
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the most eye-bulging shows Paris has ever seen. 
They are really skilled in handling their puppets. 

Radio reporter Walslice Windshield reports the 
greatest story of the century. "A most phenomenal 
achievement," said Mr. Windshield. 

Inquiring further. I find that a new record of 
flagpole sitting has been established by the one 
and only Donna Lou Crist. Five years ago today. 
Miss Crist was strolling in Jackson Park, when 
suddenly, she saw a man. In her haste to catch 
him. she misjudged her speed and ended up on 
top of the Ti-ibune Building where she has been 
ever since, sitting on the flagpole. Moral— "Haste 
makes Waste" — Also she is still an old maid. 

OVERHEARD ON A STREET CAR 

"Say, have you seen the new picture the artist 
Miltcn Habegger has done?" 

"Yes, I think ifs the most wonderful, extra- 
ordinary piece of work that has been displayed in 
years. So original. 

"Rumor has it that he is to be recommended for 
the Pulitzer Prize. Isn't that marvelous?" 

The name Milton Habegger seemed to ring a 
familiar bell in my mind and I wondered if it 
could possibly be the same "Milt" I had known in 
school. I inquired of the two ladies, and sure 
enough, it was the same. Being interested, I asked 
whether it would be possible for me to see his 
great masterpiece. "Oh," replied one of the ladies, 
"just go to your nearest grocery store and stop at 
the canned vegetables' counter. He designs labels 
for spinach cans." 

Further inquiry into the subject of Mr. Habeg- 
ger and success proved that our friend, Pauline 
Nussbaum, is busy now as Mrs. Habegger raising 
a family of storks. 

We are son-y to say that since the "All the Way 
Space Ship Company." has been on strilce we have 
not been able to gather much information about 
Mary Alice Steury, but can only report that she is 
doing a thriving business with her hot-dcg stand 
on the Moon. There is a rumor tliat she is plan- 
ning to marry a man from Mars. 
New York, New York, July 16, 1959 

(From Prew Dearson's Gossip Column) 

Word has been received from Hollywood that 
New York's "Man about town," Byron Liechty, 
has chosen himself another bride. The lucky girl 
is Lona Grable. This is Byron's fifth marriage. 
When questioned by reporters about the unsuc- 
cessfulness of his previous marriages Mr. Liechty 
stoutly declared that he loved marriages. The 
only trouble he said was that his wives didn't. 

After dining at the Waldorf, I discovered many 
aches and pains which I did not have when I ate 
other places. Investigating the cause I wandered 
back into the kitchen where Pierre De Bradforde, 
the world renown chef was at work. I gazed a 
moment at the character in the high white hat 
and then, it spoke, "Hi." Pierre, better known as 
"Pete" informed me that for six years he had 
been working on a recipe bock to end all cooking 
worries. It is to be called. "How to Win Friends 
and Get Rid of Unwanted Relatives." 

Kenny Funk, who is in business for himself is 
following his life-long ambition . . . raising those 
beautiful potted geraniums, the small size for 
home use — that large beautiful type for business 
firms. 

Kenny's poor little, hard working wife is so 
alergic to— no not Kenny they have decided to 
rent their honeymoon cottage and sleep with those 
dear geraniums in the greenhouse. 

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EAVESDROPPING OVER THE BACK FENCE 

"Did you see that beautiful shiner Carl Bauman 
has?" 

After hearing this. I decided it was time to see 
Carl Bauman and get the straight story. I did, 
and here is the story word for word. (Except a 
few we can't print.1 

"I was the best saleman in the company. I had 
been for the past five years. And then they fired 
me, just because of one itsy, bitsy, mistake. I'm 
so mad, I could eat fried chicken. Here's hew it 
was. 

"Yes, wasn't that terrible. I heard he got fired 
from the Fearless Vacuum Cleaner Company, too, 
and he said he was one of their best salesmen. 

"I was expanding my territory to the rural dis- 
trict. Why should a farmer's wife be without a 
Fearless Electric Vacuum? So, I walked up- to 
position, started talking." 

"Madam, I am a representative of the Fearless 
Electric Vacuum Cleaner Company. I have here a 
display model of our new cleaner." 

Slipping further inside the door I continued: 

"I shall demonstrate it to you by first putting 
this pocketful of sawdust on your obviously new 
rug, then, scattering this bag of chicken feathers 
around on your furniture and then, this box of 
confettie on your curtains, furniture and floor. 
Now, I will show you how easily and quickly my 
product will clean. Will you show me the outlet?" 

"We don't have electricity." the lady said. 

A PLAY IN ONE ACT 

Cast: Vera Inniger — successful Magazine Model. 

Philippe Persotona Mergetroid— her agent. 

Time: Daytime. 

Setting: Office of P. P. Mergetroid. 

(Corner Drug Store, first phone booth) 

Miss Inniger: (Entering slamming door, very 
viciously saysi "Hey you!" 

P. P. Mergeti-oid: (Removing glasses, setting 
down, standing up, emptying waste basket and 
lighting cigar 1 "Yes?" 

Miss Inniger: "Why haven't you found me a 
job?" 

P. P. Mergetroid: (Contimplatingj "Hmm!" 

Miss Inniger: (Lifting eyebrows > "What?'' 

P. P. Mergetroid: "Here are some requests for 
models. Let's see— Towers, no. Life Magazine 
Cover Model, no. American, no. Aha, here is the 
perfect one." 

Miss Inniger: "What's that?" 

P. P. Mergetroid: "The before picture in a 
■Don't Let Nature Do This to You,' Ad." 

Claren Lehman was the world's champion knit- 
ter. He was really a knit. Wondering how he 
could cash in on his skill, and after many hours 
of strenuous exertion— thinking— he came upon an 
idea. Why not knit clothes for little kids. 

Thus, his company started. "I need a slogan," 
he decided. Let's see. "Little Toys of Little Boys." 
"Little Skirts for Little Gerts." "Little Hats for 
Little Brats." "Little Clothes for Little Schmooz." 
"Little People"— No— "Little things for little peo- 
ple" — that's it. He can't sell any of his clothes so 
he is looking for a widow with many children. 
This may be your lucky day. 

Bong, Bong, Bong. Three o'clock and all the 
female population of America dash to their radios, 
turn them on, and hear: 

"Do you feel low when you bend over?" "Do 
you have trouble seeing in the dark?" "Do you 




First game tipoff . . . Jim scores again . . 
Madge . . . Interesting . . . Speed demons 



Tip in, we hope 
. .Safe landing . 



. Vera and her man 
Physics experiment. 



feel rundown when hit by a speeding truck?" 
"Do you want to get a bang out of life?" Here's 
one— BANG — and now we bring you Derryl Leh- 
man and his advice to the lovelorn. 

"Good afternoon, ladies. Our first letter is 
from Amelia Wcneybags who writes: 

■Dear Wr. Lehman: My husband is a very rich 
man and buys me everything I want. Last week 
I wanted a little dog and he got me one. I loved 
the dog vei-j' dearly until he stopped eating his 
dog food. What should I do?' " 

"Dear Mrs. Moneybags: Try eating dog food 
and see how ycu like it." 



Podeenk. Ai-kansas. July 10. 1959. U.P.— 

Olympic diving champion, and America's fore- 
most critic of acquatic sports made another spec- 
tacular dive today. Always looking for new pud- 
dles to conquer, or to make a big splash. Bob 
Beitler rode his sky hook to the tremendous height 
of 100 feet and dived into the three foot deep. 
Lake Wahoo. During his descent, he accomplished 
two somersaults, three spirals, one jack-knife, and 
got his pipe lit. 

This is indeed the most daring, record-breaking 
dive ever made in history. Funeral services will be 
tomorrow at 3:30 p. m. 

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SENIOR WILL 

We. the Senior class of Monroe High School. Adams County, Monroe, Indiana, being of sound mind, do 
publish and declare this our final will in the following manner: 

To Mr. Byrnes, our good principal, we will an automatic paddling machine with a gauge for hard and 
s')ft paddlings. 

To Mr. Knauff, we will a beautiful head of wavy, black hair. 

To Mr. Arlington, we will a train load of grain to sell at his stock exchange. 

To Mr. Snyder, we will a very heavy leather glove to give the boys longer and harder dutch rubs. 

To Miss Lucas, we will a beautiful Cadillac convertible with all the extras. 

To Miss Schertz, we will a boyfriend with a baritone voice to serenade her. 

To Miss Sprunger, we will a double boiler that will make a double recipe of cake frosting, and also a 
seating arrangement that really works. 

To Mrs. Byrnes, we will a beautiful new Easter bonnet. 

I, Carl Bauman. do will and bequeath my poor grammar to Jane Baltzel. in hopes that she will im- 
prove it 

I. Robert Beitler. do will and bequeath my ability to visit the "Green Gables" to Glenn "Spike" Rowdon. 

We, Richard Coppess and Paul Bradford, do will and bequeath our Spanish dialect, our corny jokes, 
and our memberships to the "Bachelors Club" to Jim Ehrsam and Doyle Lehman. Dick also wills his 
ability as student manager to Lester Schindler. 

I, Donna Lcu Crist, do will and bequeath my tiny waist line to Rosie Wagner. 

I, Kenny Funk, do will and bequeath my clear complexion and my curly hair to the two Bruces, Bruce 
Hirschy and Bruce Schnepp. 

I, Milton Habegger, do will and bequeath my ability to play basketball to Curtis Nussbaum and that 
familiar "Ha! Ha!" to Glen Strahm. 

I, Vera Inniger, do will and bequeath my ability to hook cne man and keep him to Louella Jones, and 
my three years of cheer leading to Mary Lou Hannie. 

I. Byron Liechty, do will and bequeath my ability to keep quiet at the right times to Howard Rich. 

I. Grace Liechty, do will and bequeath my ability as office girl to Betty McKean. 

1. Derryl Lehman, do will and bequeath my ability to guess the right answer to Virgil Gerber. 

I, Clai-en Lehman, do will and bequeath all of my secrets to Darlene Yoder, in hopes that she will 
keep them for me. 

I, Waneta Neuenschwander, do will and bequeath my high sporano voice, and my musical talent to 
Bonnie Huser. 

I, Pauline Nussbaum, do will and bequeath my blonde hair to Grace Fisher, and my three years of 
class presidency to my brother. David. 

I, Bertha Ray, do will and bequeath seme of my pep to Coretta Chamness, and my three years of 
cheer leading to Elizabeth Johnston. 

I. Robert Roth, do will and bequeath my ability to skip school and go fishing to Audrey Burkhead, 
and my ability to fight with all the ladies to Doyle Haines. 

I. Christine Sprunger, do will and bequeath my silly little giggle, and my typewriter to Kathryn Soldner. 

I, Mary Alice Steury, do will and bequeath my good manners to Donald Rupert. 

I, Jeanette Schwartz, do will and bequeath some of my height to Neva Mallonee. 

I, Gladys Zurcher, do will and bequeath my good driving habits to Virgil Moser. 

We do hereby ccnstitute and appoint Darlene Yoder. president of the Junior Class, to hereby agree 
the above to be our last will and testament and do set our seal of memories on this fifteenth day of April, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-nine. 



BERTHA RAY 
RICHARD COPPESS 



Double Trouble 




loio 1: Audrey Burkhead, 
Jane Baltzell, Coretta 
Chamness. Jim Ehrsam, 
Grace Fisher. 



Row 2: Virgil Gerber, Bruce 
Hirschy, Bcnnie Huser. Lu- 
Ella Jones, Doyle Lehman. 



Row 3: Neva Mallonee. Betty 
McKean. Virgil Moser. Cur- 
tis Nussbaum, Howard Rich. 



Rotu 4: Glenn Rowdon, Don 
Rupert. Bruce Schnepp, 
Kathryn Soldner, Rosalyn 
Wagner. 



Row 5: Darleen Yoder 



Wot Picfiired: Doyle Haines, 
Glen Strahm. 



JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS 
Howard Rich, Vice President 
Virgil Moser, Secretary 
Darlene Yoder. President 
Grace Fisher, Treasurer 



On the first day of school in September, 1946, a very 
unsophisticated group of Freshmen stood and looked 
enviously at the upper classmen. 

In our sophomore year we progressed very rapidly. 

This year we elected the following as class officer.s: 
president, Darlene Yoder; vice president, Howard Rich; 
secretary, Virgil Moser; treasurer, Grace Fisher. Mr. 
Herbert Arlington was our class sponsor. 

Some of our activities included, selling of magazines, 
a contest in which Bruce Hirschy was the winner. In 
October with the seniors, we held a fall festival. A 
member of our class, Grace Fisher, was chosen queen 









of the festival. 

We also enjoyed two class parties. One 
was held at Sunset Park, and the other at the 
home of Doyle Rich. 

Every member of the class is anxiouslv 
looking forward to 1950 when we will 
emerge as graduates. 



Why Stop Now? 

SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS 
Phyllis Bailey, Secretary 
Charles Huffman, Vice President 
Edith Steury, Presideyit 
Marie Habegger, Treasurer 

At last we have attained the honor of being called 
sophomoies. We have passed the stage of "greenies" 
and are well on the way to the big event of graduation. 
At the beginning of the year we elected the follow- 
ing class officers; president, Edith Steury; vice presi- 
dent, Romayne Litwiller; secretary, Phyllis Bailey; 
treasurer, Marie Habegger. Our class sponsor is Miss 
Schertz. 
We enjoyed two class parties during the Sophomore year and also some other class 
activities. 

During the year, we sold sweatshirts with the Monroe High School insignia on them 
and this gave the class treasury quite a lift. 

We have all enjoyed these first two years of high school and will long remember the 
good times we had together. We are eagerly looking forward to the next two years 
which, we're sure, will prove to be very interesting and exciting. 




Row 1: Phyllis Bailey. Mary 
Baumgartner, Norma Brad- 
ford. Helen Brandyberry. 
Beulah Christner. 



Row 2; Diana Crist. Rex Ehr- 
sam, Marilyn Fox, Norma 
Funk. Delores Graber. 



Row 3: Marie Habegger, Don 
Haines, Dmitri Hendricks, 
Charles Hoffman, Robert 
Huser. 



Rom 4: Beverly Lobsiger, 
Loren Moser, Gerald Nuss- 
baum, Pauline Rupert, An- 
dy Schrock. 



Row 5: Irene Schwartz, Edith 
Steury, Mary Jane Steury, 
Lavonne Strahm, Carl Yo- 







Eighteen 




Qreen as Grass 

FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS 
Lester Schwartz, Vice President 
David Nussbauzm, President 
Anna Inniger, Secretary 
Alice Yoder. Treasurer 



We took two field trips this year. We went through the Berne Witness and to the 
Wells County State Forest Game Preserve. 

We had two class parties this year. One was held at Gloria Lehman's. We all en- 
joyed it very much and were sorry our class sponsor had an accident and was unable to 
attend. The other class party was a skating party. 

We all "expect" to graduate in "52." 

After finally struggling through the first eight grades, we have come to the place 
sre we can call ourselves "Freshmen." 



.-here 



At the beginning of the year, we elected the following class officers which proved to 



be very efficient. Our president is David Nussbaum; vice 

secretary, Anna Inniger; trea.=;u 

Sprunger. 

Row 1: Norman Cook. Gloria 
Crownover. Fannie Habeg- 
ger, Millard Habegger, Jean 
Haines. Mary Lou Hannie. 



Row 2: Clifford Hirschy. Dale 
Hirschy. Anna Inniger, Carl 
Irwin. Elizabeth Johnston. 
Phyllis Kolhi. 

Row 3: GKria Lehman. Shir- 
ley Lehman, Doris McKean. 
David Nussbaum. Marie 
Rowdon. Lester Schindler. 

Row 4: Mary Ellen Schnepp. 
En OS Schrock, Lester 
Schwartz. Pauline Schwartz. 
David Sprunger. Stanley 
Sprunger. 

Row 5: Bern ice Strahm. 
Gladys Strahm. Henry 
Wagley, Alice Yoder. Earl 
Yoder. Raymond Zurcher. 

iVot Pic( II red: Elmer Kilty. 
Emma Hilty. Joan Mover, 
Levi Schwartz. Jacob Wick- 
ey. 



Lester Schwartz; 
Mi.ss Barbara 




FUTURE FRESHIES 




GRADE EIGHT 

Kneeling — Jimmy Brodbeck. 

First Row — Leroy Chamness, Roy Lehman, Coleen Hirschy, Marya Strahm, 

Shirley Steury, Ernest Liechty, Bill Rowdon. 
Second Row— Vivian Baumgartner, Sara Mover, Mary Michaels, Julia Ann 

Yoder, Erleen Funk, Vera Harvey, Arlene Habegger. 
Third Row— Gene Bluhm, Edward Nussbaum, Luther Hedington, Lyle 

Gerber, Chester Beer, Donald Hollowav, Max Lehman, Willis Nussbaum. 




GRADE SEVEN 

First Row— Ruth Ann Liechty, David Ringger, Barbara Hausk, Junior 

Nussbaum, Neva Sprunger, Luther Lehman. 
Second Row— Phyllis Sprunger, Carolyn Hirschy. Carol Yoder, Judith Rvf, 

Junita Sapp, Velma Strahm, Marinall Lehman. 
Third Row — Nancy Eicher, Patty Beitler, Flossie Baumgartner, Pearl 

Huser, Shirley Bailey, Joyce Lehman, Caro Moser. 
Fourth Row— Darrell Stout, Danny Gerber, Floyd Simon, Harry Mazelin, 

Jack Hendi-icks, Rex Bovine, Bobby Steury, Ronnie Stucky, Donald 

Graber. 



GETTING A GOOD START 




GRADE SIX 

KNEELING — John Row- 
don, William Michaels, 
Gerald BecM-. 

FIRST ROW— Karen Leh- 
man, Florine Hirschy, 
Marinel Strieker, Shirley 
Rupert, Sally Beer, Marie 
Lehman. 

SECOND ROW — John 
Bluhm, Jimmy Bauman, 
Larry Schwartz, Ronnie 
Wagiey, Freddy Fox, 
Dale Workinger, Jimmy 
Lobsiger. 

NOT PICTURED — Anna 
Shelter, Katherine Wick- 
ey, Moses Schmidt, Char- 
les Lehman. A 1 v i n 
Schwartz, Emanuel 
Schwartz. 

GRADE FIVE 

STANDING— Gary Ring- 
ger, Marvin Zurcher, 
Richard Allen DeAr- 
mond, Roger Lee Habeg- 
ger, Lowell Michaels 

SEATED — Nancy Ann 
Shoaf , Carolyn Kae 
Christner, Louise Simon, 
Mary Jane Rice, Costa 
Jane Hike, Sonja Sue 
Schug 

KNEELING — Richard 
Rowdon 

NOT PICTURED— Edward 
L. Hilty, David E. 
Schmidt, Valentine J. 
Shetler, Roman D. 
Schwartz, M a r y a n n 
Schwartz, Joseph M. 
Girod, Toby M. Swartz- 
entruber 

GRADE FOUR 

STANDING— Jimmy Stei- 
ner. Tommy Hoffman, 
Emil Baumgartner, Joe 
Macias, Danny Lee Stout, 
Freddy Schott, Ronald 
Gene Gerber 

SEATED— L i n d a Lou 
Schug. Marjorie Nuss- 
baum. Sondra Lee Cra- 
mer, Mary Lou Ehrsam. 
Jane Michaels, Edith 
Hirschy 




WE'RE 
GROWING UP 



GRADE THREE 

STANDING — Richard 
Hirschy, David Gullaume, 
Ned Stucky, Jerry Bovine 

SEATED— Barbara Steiner, 
Carol Sue Moyer, Mar- 
ilyn Mae Christner 

NOT PICTURED — Rosa 
Canales, Jerome 
Schwartz 



GRADE TWO 

KNEELING— L a r r y Wit- 
twer. 

FIRST ROW — DeWayne 
McBride, Georgianna Es- 
sex, Judy Persons, Mar- 
alyn Wable, Linda Schott, 
Terry Hike. 

SECOND ROW — Jerry 
Stout, Olin Moeschber- 
ger, Donald Ray, Jerry 
Gerber, Frederick Mann. 

NOT PICTURED— Richard 
Canales, Clair Inniger. 



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GRADE ONE 

FIRST ROW — Richard 
Steiner, Joyce Guillaume, 
Maxine Wable, Joan Ru- 
pert, Sonja Stucky, Mi- 
chael Stavenick. 

SECOND ROW — Timmy 
Ringger. Bobby Christ- 
ener, John Inniger, Bob- 
bv Baumgartner, Jerry 
Huffman, Phillip Gerber, 
Phillip McBride. 




Double exposure . . . Cute picture . . . Bert. . . Pistol Pete . . . T. B. examination . . . 
Don't blame you . . . Another victim . . . Mr. Johnson's room . . . Phone 333 .. . Miss 
Sprunger's substitute . . . Latin class . . . Senior play . . . Dishwashers. 



Twenty-three 




On to win . . . Nothing unusual . . No bench . . . Nice picture, Bob . . . Our plaything 
. . . Someone fouled . . . Doyle's special ... All that for a rebound 



Twenty-Sour 




SPORTS 



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COACH MYRON KNAUFF 

Coach Myron Knauff has been at 
Monroe for three years. In 1947, he 
led a fine team on to a sectional vic- 
tory. He is considered one of the 
best coaches Monroe has ever had. 
We wish him a lot of luck in his fu- 
ture years at Monroe. 



OUR CHEER LEADERS 

SECOND TEAM 



FIRST TEAM 




Bertha Ray, Vera Inn 



Mary Lou Hannie, Elizabeth Johnston 




CLAREN LEHMAN 
Claren finished three years of 
varsity basketball which included 
many fine performances. His stellar 
work in rebounds was his out- 
standing feats: although, he was 
capable of coming up, with several 
points occasionally. He usually 
played a fine defensive game, es- 
pecially his senior year. His per- 
formance against Portland's Brews- 
ter in the 1947 regional was one of 
the best games of his career. Clez 
always lined up at forward and he 
was one of our pivot men. W. C. K. 



MILTON HABEGGER 

Milt was the leading scorer on the 
team tlie past two years. He played 
center and was always used on the 
pivct. He was depended upon great- 
ly for defensive rebounds because of 
his height and ability to "grab" that 
ball. Milt was selected on the all- 
sectional team his sophomore, jun- 
ior, and senior years and was 
awarded a spot on the all-regional 
second team his sophomore year. 
He is a senior and a four-year man. 
M. C. K. 



ROBERT EHRSAM 
Robert (better known as Jimi 
was a junior and has played two 
years on the varsity. He is an ex- 
cellent defensive man and was us- 
ually counted upon to guard the 
leading scorer of the opposing team. 
Jim was a consistent free throw 
shooter, hitting over 62 per cent for 
the season. He always did his share 
of scoring, and alcng with Rowdon 
was one of our dependable guards. 
— M. C. K. 




GLENN ROWDON 
Glenn was the smallest player on 
our team. His keen alertness in de- 
tecting the weaknesses of the op- 
position helped to win several ball 
games. He could usually be count- 
ed upon to successfully stop the 
fastest man on the opposing team. 
He is a junior and this was his 
second year on the varsity. M. C. K. 



VIRGIL GERBER 
Virgil was a junior who had a 
lot of determination. He has shown 
much improvement throughout the 
year. He usually played a guard 
position and has spent one year as 
a varsity reserve. — M. C. K. 



KENNETH FUNK 

Kenny played in a reserve role 
behind our big boys. His chances 
of playing were limited but he 
came through frequently when he 
was needed. He either played cen- 
ter or forward. He played on the 
varsity one year and is a senior. 
M. C. K. 




DOYLE LEHMAN 
Doyle has been used in a reserve 
capacity for the past two years, al- 
though, he has seen much actioa. 
He has shown a lot of determind- 
tion and ability to think properly 
in the crucial moments. He is es- 
pecially good at rebounding and 
cftenlimes t ps in a basket. He 
plavs forward, and is a junior. M. 
C. K. 




RICHARD COPPESS 
Dick was a senior and a very 
capable Student IVIanager for 
all four of his High School years. 
There was always something to 
be done and Dick always was 
there with a helping hand. He 
also was a great morale builder 
and was well liked by everyone. 
Dick will be hard to replace in 
future years.— IVI. C. K. 



CHARLES HOFFINI.AJSI 

Charles was the only scphomore 
on our varsity. He played some 
very good games and was an ex- 
ceptionally good feeder. He showed 
signs of inexperience occasionally, 
but his playing was above average 
for only a sophomcre. Charles was 
a good one handed shot and he 
should develop into an excellent 
player in his next two seasons. He 
usually played forward, but fre- 
quently was u.'ed as a guard. M. C. K. 



PAUL BRADFORD 
Paul was ineligible for one year 
because of IHSAA technicalities. 
Therefore, since he is a senior, his 
playing was quite limited. He im- 
proved rapidly and gave us some 
excellent assistance in a reserve ca- 
pacity during the sectional tourney. 
He was a very aggressive player 
pnd a good "feeder." M. C. K. 



TOTAL POINTS OF EACH PLAYER 

Name F.G. F.T. Total Points 

M. Habegger 106 98 310 

J. Ehrsam 50 63 163 

G. Rowdon 67 24 158 

C. Lehman 41 28 110 

C. Hoffman 30 20 80 

D. Lehman 21 14 56 

K. Funk 3 2 8 

P. Bradford ... 2 4 8 

V. Gerber 1 1 



BASKETBALL 1948-49 

The Bearkatz almost put another tournament trophy on the shelf this year. 

In the first two games of the Sectional against Monmouth and Berne, the team really 
showed their true blue and white colors. But they just weren't playing their best ball 
against Decatur in which they lost. 

They had a very good season too. The boys won thirteen games and lost only seven. 
Their record this year really proved they are a clean, hard working, and co-operative team. 
Of course, most of their fine tactics can be attributed to the excellent coaching of Myron 
C. Knauff. 

The scores were as follows: 

MONROE _. 37 MONMOUTH 34 

MONROE 27 WILLSHIRE 34 

MONROE 32 GENEVA - 35 

MONROE 40 KIRKLAND 35 

MONROE 38 PLEASANT MILLS ..33 

MONROE 50 JEFFERSON 34 

MONROE 28 HARTFORD 30 

MONROE 51 OSSIAN 38 

MONROE 40 DECATUR CATHOLIC 42 

MONROE 51 PLEASANT MILLS 28 

MONROE... 33 MONROEVILLE 52 

COUNTY TOURNEY 

MONROE 32 

MONROE 48 

MONROE 36 GENEVA 

MONROE 41 BERNE 

MONROE ...34 HARTFORD 

MONROE 42 MONMOUTH 

MONROE 36 KIRKLAND 

MONROE 52 DECATUR CATHOLIC 



SECTIONAL TOURNEY 

MONROE 57 MONMOUTH 34 

MONROE 50 BERNE 31 

MONROE 37 DECATUR 56 

Our Team As We See Them 

Claren Lehman — Wlien playing basketball his judgment carries a lot of weight. 

Milton Habegger — Always good for a big laugh and loud nose blowing. 

Glenn Rowdon — Mightiest midget on the team. What's Milton Habegger got that he 

hasn't got, except Pauline. 
Virgil Gerber — He plays to win. Does his part, but scarcely lets anyone know about it. 
Kenneth Funk — All Ainerican substitute. Plays so many positions, he can scarcely keep 

up with anyone of them. 
Paul Bradford — Works hard on the team. But, he still finds time to keep the teachers 

"fat and sassy." 
J:m Ehrsam — On the teain he's a regular old "smoothy," but when it comes to gals, all 

he needs is a whistle. 
Doyle Lehman — Like his brother, he's an all "round" athlete. Hard on opposing teams 

and too easy on the girls. 
Don Rupert — When playing basketball, the opposing team find him a hard man to beat. 

But when it comes to girls, its quite easy, isn't it Beverly? 
Charlie Hoffman — The only Sophomore on the team, and sure lets everyone knows it. 

* ;!: ;:; * 

Mr. Knauff: How many sexes are there? 

Lester Schindler: Three. 

Mr. Knauff: What are they? 

Lester Schindler: The male sex, the female sex, and the insects. 

Milt: Bertha, did you make all of these jokes up yourself? 
Bertha: Yep, out my head. 
Milt: You must be. 




SECOND 
TEAM 

St<indiug-D uke 
Hendricks, D o n 
Haines, Rex Ehr- 
sam, Gerald Nuss- 
baum, E n o s 

Schrock, Lester 
Schindler, Stu- 
dent Manager 

Seated — Dale 
Hirschj-, Dick 
Ervin, Don Ru- 
pert, Lester 
Schwartz. David 
Nussbaum 



J. H. CHEER LEADERS 

Shirley Steury, Marinall Lehman 



JUNIOR HIGH TEAM 

Standing — Jimmy Brod- 
beck, Max Lehman, 
Jack Hendricks, Ches- 
ter Beer, Lyle Gerber, 
Eddie Nussbaum, Gene 
Bluhm. 

Seated — Bill Rowdon. 
Ned Stucky, Donald 
Holloway, Rex Bovine, 
Willis Nussbaum, Jun- 
ior Nussbaum. 




TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME 




BASEBALL 

The Monroe Bearkatz had a very successful season this year, by win- 
ning three out of four games. 

Tlie team was as follows: C. Lehman, catcher; M. Habesger, pitcher; 
D. Lehman, lb; G. Rowden, 2b; C. Huffman, 3b; J. Ehrsam, ss; B. 
Liechty, If; G. Nussbaum, cf ; D. Nussbaum, rf. 

The graduation of four seniors will be noticed to some extent by Coacn 
Knauff. They are C. Lehman, M. Habegger, K. Funk, and B. Liechty. 

The scores were as follows: 

Monroe 14 _.._ Monmouth 4 

Monroe 8 .Geneva 7 

Monroe 2 Geneva 1 

Monroe .Berne 8 



SOFTBALL 

The lineup was about the same as baseball. The team broke even by 
losing one and winning one. 
The scores were as follows: 



Monroe 16. 
Monroe 8.. 



..Jefferson 5 
.Jefferson 9 




ACT IV IT IBS 





Brainwork 



Milton Habegger 
Editor 

Pauline Nussbaum 
Business Mgr. 

Miss Sprunger 
Faculty Advisor 



Vera Inniger 
Art Editor 

Richard Coppess 
Sports Editor 

Bertha Ray 
Jokes Editor 

Christine Sprunger 
Typist 

Claren Lehman 
Alurtnii Reporter 



Waneta 

Neuenschwander 

Circulation Manager 

Mary Alice Steury 
Literary Reporter 

Jeanette Schwartz 
Music Reporter 

Grace Liechty 
Calendar Reporter 

Donna Lou Crist 
Photography Editor 

Gladys Zurcher 
Advertising Manager 



n o^ 




FROil LEFT TO RIGHT— Donald Holloway. Ronnie Stucky, Norman Cook, Diana Crist. Rosie Wagner, 
Darlene Ycder, Anna Inniger, Jeanette Schwartz, Katy Soldner, Vera Inniger. Mary Alice Steury. Bruce 
Hirschy, Derryl Lehman, Howard Rich, Don Rupert, Phyllis Kohli, Curtis Nussbaum, Gloria Lehman, 
Max Lehman, Edward Nussbaum. Donna Lou Crist. Shirley Lehman, Waneta Neuenschwander. 



fM^^Oo/i 




tilth Row: Glenn Roden. Norman Cook. Dmitri Hendricks. D ivle Leliman. Cls 
.Andv Schrock. Curtis Nussbaum. Don Rupert. Earl Yoder. Dale Hirschy. 

Fourth Row: Marj- Lou Hanni. Shirley Lehman. Mary Alice Steury. Christine Sprunger. Paulii 
Diana Crist. Elizabeth Johnston. Alice Yoder. Marie Rowdon. Waneta Neuenschwander. 
Third Row: Anna Inniger. Mary Baumgartner. Phyllis Bailey, Fannie Habegger. Jeanette Schwartz. Pauli 
erly Lobsiger, Phyllis Kohll. Doris McKean. JoAnn Moyer. Donna Lou Crist. 

Second Row: Gladys Strahm. Mary Ellen Schnepp. Irene Schwartz. Helen Brandyberrj'. Beulah Christ 
LuEUa Jones. Vera Inniger. Bertha Ray. 

First Row: Norma Funk. Edith Steurx-. Gloria Crownover, Lavonne Strahm. Gloria Lehman, Jean Haini 
Pauline Schwartz. Marie Habegger, Gladys Zurcher. 

Director. Mr. Herbert .\rlington 



pert. Mary Jane Steury, 
Nussbaum, Bev- 



Thirty-Jivt 



SENIOR CLASS PLAY 




DATE BAIT' 



Emily Walker 
Agnes Walker 
Mary Walker 
Pat Walker 
Anna Gibbons 
Harley Allen 



Mary Alice Steury 

Pauline Nussbaum 

Gladys Zurcher 

Vera Inniger 

Bertha Ray 

- Paul Bradford 



Jim Allen 
Ed Walker - 
Johnny Burns 
Lester Gray 
Dave Wilson 
Harold Smith 



Richard Coppess 

Claren Lehman 

Kenneth Funk 

Milton Habegger 

Carl Bauman 

Robert Roth 



Officer Benson 



Robert Beitler 



Directors ---... Miss Barbara Sprunger and Miss Harriet Schertz 



At 8:00 p. m. the lights flickered and the heavy curtain swung open. There sal Mr. Walker, the 
father of three daughters, reading the evening paper. Squirming restlessly on the sofa was Johnny Burns, 
waiting for Pat. as usual. Mrs. Walker entered, placing a piece of paper under Johnny's feet. Such was 
the di-amatic opening of "Date Bait." 

On through the play . . . there was fifteen-year-old Emily, braces on her teeth, and wearing dark 
rimmed glasses, who stayed at home and sighed with envy at the gloricus times her sisters, Pat and Mary, 
had dating Dave Wilson, Johnny Burns, and Harold Smith. 

Also there was Jim Allen, a next door neighbor, always attempting to restore good politics to town by 
exposing Assemblyman Gray and his machine. Every time Mr. Allen would call on Mr. Walker to work 
on a speech, Harley, his son, always tagged along. Emily, worrying about her future in a spinsters' home, 
proposed to Harley. Harley. pleased to think of a girl liking him, accepted. But then when Lester Gray 
comes along and asks Emily for a date, Harley is completely forgotten. When Mr. Walker finds out that 
Lester is Assemblyman Gray's son, all the fun lets loose. Lester had just completed a new car, all except 
for a license plate. In order to make Emily happy, Harley borrows the license plate off of his father's 
car. Everything went along alright until the motor in Lester's car wouldn't behave right, and they were 
caught by Officer Benson. When Emily was caught with Assemblyman Gray's son in a car bearing Mr. 
Allen's license plate, this didn't look too well, but everything was straightened out at the end of the play, 
and kept the audience in good spirits. 

Thirty-six 



JUNIOR CLASS PLAY 




Miss Chandler ■ 
Mr. Pettit 
Gabby Gallagher 
Gloria Price 
Speed Miller - 
Paul Chapman 
Bernice Johnson 
Ron Dayton 
Jean Fox- 
Shirley Walker 
Mr. Bii-ch 



■ YOU RE ONLY 

Darlene Yoder 

Virgil Gerber 

Glenn Rowdon 

Jane Baltzell 

Don Rupert 

Curtis Nussbaum 

- Betty McKean 

Jim Ehrsam 

LuElla Jones 

Neva Mallonee 

Doyle Lehman 



YOUNG ONCE" 

Mrs. Burton Lee 
Harvey Jones 
Peggy Johnson 
Mona P'isher 
Miss Ross 
Cluck Biggs - 
Pop Wilson 
Miss Spencer 
Mr. Bell - - 
Mrs. Chapman 
Director 



Rosalyn Wagner 

Howard Rich 

Coretta Chamness 

Grace Fisher 

Kathryn Soldner 

Bruce Schnepp 

Bruce Hirschy 

Audrey Burkhead 

Virgil Moser 

Bonnie Huser 

Mr. Herbert Arlington 




Easy tip . . . Get ready . . , Surprised ... Hal Ha! . . . Bert and Vera . . . Our Musician 
. . . Patch test . . . Nice couple . . . Anything for attention . . . Pre-fab . . . Two tone . . . 
See something . . . Busy kids . . . Homeward bound . . . Vera knows. 



Thirty-eight 




Our money makers . . . Guess who . . . .Another day 
gone . . . Cradle robber . . . :\ronkey bars . . . Dick's gradu- 
ation present . . . 



CALENDAR 1948-49 

September 2 — Back to school. Hi 
there, everybody! 

September 9— Class officers elect- 
ed. Congratulations, Kids. 

September 13— We learned of Sen. 
Taylor's variety of wigs from 
Robert Hansel." 

September 17— The Monroe base- 
ball team defeated Geneva. Keep 
it up, boys. 

September 24— What happens once 
happens twice. We beat Geneva 
again. 

September 30— Sophomores have a 
class party. 

October 5— Chapel with Rev. Jones 
as speaker. 

October 6 — Congratulations, cheer 
leaders. Vera and Bertha; Mary 
Lou and Elizabeth! Now let's 
yell. 

October 7 — Juniors sponsor skat- 
ing party. Anyone can go. 

October 8— Fire drill. Everyone get 
out. 

October 12— Seniors go to Fort 
Wayne to take pictures. Don't 
break the camera. 

October 19— Chapel. Rev. Amstutz 
was the speaker. 

October 20— Sad day! We get our 
report cards. 

October 21-22— Teachers' Institute. 
Ah! Vacation. 

October 26— Mrs. McCurdy was 
the speaker for chapel. 

October 28— Great day. Fall festi- 
val sponsored by the Juniors and 
Seniors. 

November 2— Chapel. Rev. Wal- 
tei's was the speaker. 

November 3— The Bearkatz won 
their first game. They beat Mon- 
mouth. 

November 5 — Bearkatz defeated bv 
Willshire. 

November 8— Oh. boy! Look at 
Mr. Byrnes' new glasses. Sharp! 

November 9 — Chapel. 

November 12 — Geneva defeated 
the Bearkatz. 

November 15 — Seniors go to li- 
brary in Decatur. Hope you 
learned something. 

November 17 — Everyone has their 
pictures taken, even the teachers. 

November 19— Defeated Kirkland. 
Nice going, fellas. 

November 23— P 1 e a s a n t Mills 
game. We won. 










Prayground . . . Our experiment with Levis . . . Need a 
back rest? . . . Early Morning routine . . . What the fu- 
ture has in store . . . 



November 24 — Again? Already? 
Oh, report cards. 

November 25-26 — Thanksgiving va- 
cation. Don't eat too much. 

November 30 — Mrs. iVIcCurdy is 
substituting for iVIiss Sprunger. 
The Bearkatz defeated Jefter- 
son. Photography contest for an- 
nual begins. 

December 3 — Hartford defeated the 
Bearkatz. 

December 6 — Freshmen have a 
class party. 

December 7 — Chapel with Rev. 
Hall as speaker. 

December a — Freshmen go lo CCC 
Camp for Biology. Seniors have 
dress rehearsal. Some rehearsal. 

December 9 — What a day. Class 
play, I. Q. test, and school skip- 
pers. 

December 14 — We all see the film, 
"A Christmas Stocking." Poor 
Clez! 

December 20 — Five of our students 
are on the "City Desk." 

December 21 — Rev. Hall speaks 
at Chapel. 

December 23 — We see another 
Christmas film. 

December 24 — Christmas vacation 
starts. 

January 3 — Back to the old grind. 
Our pictures came. What pic- 
tures!! 

January 4 — Bearkatz wallop Pleas- 
ant Mills 

January 6 — Exams. Should have 
studied harder. 

January 7 — Some exams. Semes- 
ter ends. Monroeville defeats 
the Bearkatz. 

January 12 — Report cards. 

January 13-14-15 — County tourney. 
Got beat first game. 

January 18 — Chapel. Rev. Lock- 
wood was speaker. 

January 20 — Magician was here. 
Thanks for the entertainment. 

January 21 — Bearkatz defeat Ge- 
neva. Close one. 

January 25— The Bearkatz defeated 
Berne. Nice work, boys. 

January 27 — The pre-fab is opened 
to grades 3 and 4. 

January 28 — Bearkatz were defeat- 
ed by Hartford. 

February 1— Chapel. Rev. Kreh- 
biel is speaker. Juniors and Sen- 
iors take X-rays at Berne. T. B.?? 

February 2 — We see the film "Tut- 
tle Tugger." Some film. 




Sophomore lassies . . . Corn poppers . . . Sectional 
ter ... Principal and future coach . . . Lunch . . 
. . . Conimantler Kay . . . 



ilaugh- 
.^lovie 



February 4— Bearkatz defeated 
Monmouth again. 

February 11 — Kirkland defeated 
us. Tough ! ! ! 

February 14— No principal. He 
went to Indianapolis. 

February 15— P. T. A. 

February 17— First graders, Fresh- 
men, and Sophomores take patch 
test. 

February 19— Waneta and Shirley 
get Superior ratings in Music 
contest. Nice work, kids. 

February 23— Report cards again. 
The Bluffton College quartet 
gave us a fine musical program. 

February 24-26— Sectional tourney. 
We beat Monmouth and Berrie 
and went right on to the finals 
but we were defeated by the 
Yellow Jackets. 

March 1— Mr. Byrnes gone. When 
the cat's away, the mice will 
play- 
March 3— The Freshmen have a 
skating party. 

March 8— Chapel with Rev. Eicher 
as speaker. 

March 10 — Juniors have dress re- 
hearsal, or do they? 

March 11 — Juniors present "You'i'e 
Only Young Once." Big success. 

March 15— P. T. A. 

March 17— Sophomores have a 
skating partv. 

March 22— Chapel. 

March 24 — Senior girls to Man- 
chester College. 

March 26— Algebra contest, with 
some of our freshmen participat- 
ing. 

March 28— Sophomores take field 
trip to Fort Wayne. 

March 29— Chapel. 

April 1— Music Festival at Geneva. 

April 5— Chapel. Rev. Chambers 
is the speaker. 

April 7 — We are all surprised by 
our grade cards. What kind of 
surprise? Good or bad? 

April 12— Chapel. 

April 15 — Good Friday vacation. 

April 19— Chapel. Mrs. McCurdy 
spoke to us. 

April 21— School night at P. T. A. 

April 29— Reception. 

May 5— Exams. 

May 6 — More and harder exams. 

May 8 — Baccalaureate. 

May 9 — Commencement. 

May 10 — Schools out. Seniors 
say "Good-bye, everyone." 

May 11 or 12 — Seniors take trip. 




Worth playing for . . . Awards . . . Future coach . . . Minor awards . . . Well deserved 
Final instructions . . . Last pep session . . . The big shot on wheels. 



ALUMNI MEMBERS 



— mil— 

William Adler 

Harry Kesslcr. Fort Wayne. Indiana 
Lawrence Spuller. Chicago. Illinois 
Ray Peterson, Tcrre Haute. Indiana 
Nancy Halberstadt Miller. Berne. Indiana. 
Anna Hendricks Hendricks. Fort Wayne. 
Paul Graham — deceased 

Orvillp Kos«ler, Fort Wayne. Indiana 



Dav 



Fort Wayn 



school teacher 



Ruth 
Ed rye 
Clark John. Chicago. Illii 

— lun— 

Marion Watkins. Plymouth, Indi; 

Hettie Loudon 

Cecil Rickord 

Chelsie Strait. Middletown. Ohio 

Lucille Thomas 

Mirian Thomas 

Don Andrews — deceased 

Pryor Gilbert. Decatur, Indiana, farmer 

Ralph Stogdill. Fort Wayne, Indiana 

— lillS— 
Harvey Haggard. Decatur. Indiana, school teacher 
Raymond Cnst. Monroe. Indiana. G. E. 
Jchn Shirk, Palm Beach. Florida 
Ravmond Keller— deceased 

Arthur Spuller, Contuiental. Ohio. Nickel Plate Railroad 
Blanche DaMs, Dayton, Ohio, government emplo.ved 
Alice Gerher Michaels, Decatur, Indiana, housewife 
Martha McKean Liby. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
Mary McKean 

Vivian Hendricks Klopfenstein. Bluffton. Ind,. housewife 
Ada Lamminman Crist. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 

Louise Busche, Elkhart, Indiana, school teacher 



Mart/. Fort Wayne. Indiana 
ma Burkhead Hendricks. Monroe 
iia Christner 
Ud Hendricks. Sturgis. Michigan 



Donald Es 



parlor. Dewitt. Ar 



Mary Thomas Costello. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 

Albert Coppess. Monroe. Indiana, school teacher 

Lcla Parrish 

Hazel Gilbert Burnett. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 

Sanford Wagner. Atlanta. Georgia 

Arnold Reinhard. Fort Wayne. Indiana. Foundry 

George Harvey. Southport. Indiana 

Ralph Myers. Decatur, Indiana 

Sylvester Everhart. Decatur. Indiana, school teacher 

Chester Kessler. Shelbyville. Missouri, school teacher 

Deward Lehman 

Cecil Myer Baxter. Bluffton. Indiana, housewife 

Electa Oliser Adams. Ceinci. Ohio, housewife 

Lynn Shirk. Fort Wayne. Indiana 

Kirk Smith 

Leota Smith, Fort Wayne. Indiana, housewife 

Francile Spuller 

Louise Thomas. Monroe, Indiana 

— l!ij:»— 
Veda Andrews Crist, Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
Arzia Crist. Monroe, Indiana, salesman 
Josephine Heffner 
Lucile Heffner 

Rhoda Lehman, Berne, Indiana, factory worker 
.Mice McKean. Auburn. Indiana 
Robert Myer. Inglewood. California 
Viola Reinhard Sinn. Waynedale. Indiana, housewife 
Rcxie Kessler. Berne. Indiana 
Ruth Libey 

Letita Burkhead Noffsinger. Bluffton, Indiana 

Grace Butler 

Alta Hahnert Row, Fort Wayne, Indiana 

Lauva Hendricks 

Howard Johnson 

Lucile Laisure Sprunger, 

Marg\ierite Lewellen Gaiser, 

Vera Martz 

Minnie Mills — deceased 

Ferdinand Smith, Fort Wayn. 

Helen Thomas, Monroe, India 



Dec 



Indian 



Marga 



t.r. Decatur. Indiana 

:i Monroe. Indiana, civil engineer 

Indianapolis. Indiana 
I nks -deceased 
,- Ostcrman. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 
vcr Keller. Rockford. Ohio, housewife 
ert. Decatur. Indiana 
Bieneke. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 
?rs, Decatur, Indiana 



Donald Hahnert. Hartford City, Indiana, farmer 

Mildred Coppes.s Foley. Preble. Indiana, housewife 

Creo Crist Meyers. Fort Wayne. Indiana, housewife 

Jesse Essex 

Kenneth Kessler 

Marion Martz 

Harriet McKean Shodell. Auburn. Indiana 

Flovd Mitchel. Decatur. Indiana, farmer 

Harlan Osterman. Dayton. Ohio 

Clara Reopert. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 

Everett Rice. Monroe. Indiana, farmer 

George Smith. Columbus. Ohio, merchant 

Carl Whitenack 

Ernest Whitenack. Fort Wayne. Indiana. International 



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Lela Bahner Smith. Fort Wayne 

Mardell Hocker Bowman. Napoleon. Michigan. 

teacher 
Ruth Martz Hoover. Tocsin. Indiana, school teach( 
Chrystal Sells Rice. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
LeoStrahm. Monroe, Indiana, school teacher 

Vale Smith, Fort Wayne, Indiana, factory worker 

Donald Elzey. Colorado Springs. Colorado 

Hubert Keller 

Ruth Schwartz Brown. C 

Emma Striker. Geneva. Indiana, housewife 

Genevieve Walters Parrish. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 

Jay Yost, Monroe. Indiana, farmer 

Flovd Johnson. Fort Wayne. Indiana, Sears Roebuck Co. 

Lois Zurcher Blum. Berne. Indiana, housewife 

Leo McAhreu 

Percv Gould. Berne, Indiana, salesman 

Loma Hahnert Miller 

Alvin Andrews, Decatur, Indiana 

— liCiO— 
Charles Andrews. Ossian. Indiana, oil and gas retailer 
Paul Bahner. Monroe. Indiana, barber 
Henrv Busche. Jacksonville, Illinois, college professor 
Franklin Duer. Bluffton. Indiana. Morris 5c & 10c fieldman 
Harold Essex, Fort Wayne. Indiana, salesman 
Flovd Rupert, Berne, Indiana, farmer 
Marv Schwartz Bahner, Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
Miriam Yoeman Sprunger, Berne. Indiana, housewife 

— l!i:!l— 

Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
New Castle. Indiana, school teacher 
nack. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 



Ruth Bahner Stucky 

How-ard Brandyberr: 

Frieda Heyerly Stav 

Lois Hoffman Hurst. Berne. Indiana, he 

Doyld Hoffman. Monroe, Indiana 

Paul Meyer, Berne. Indiana, farmer 

Osie Striker Johnson, Fort Wayne, India 

Elmo Stucky, Monr. 

Naomi Walters Stucky, Monroe, Indii 



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Dessie Mazelin Wolpert, Wabash, Indiana, housewife 

Grace Chilcote McBlide. Decatur, Indiana, housewife 
Wilbur Fricke, Dayton, Ohio, Fridigaire work 
Ruby Hendricks Peabody, Monroeville. Indiana, housewlf 
Dolores Longenberger Mitchell. Decatur, Indiana, house 

wife 
Helen Mitchell Bluhm, Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
Carl Bauserman. Kalamazoo. Mich., grain elevator operato 
Olive Huser Mann, Geneva, Indiana, housewife. 

— 1!I3:5— 
Delores Egly 

Esther Frtcke Habegger, Benton, Arkansas, housewife 
Jeanette Rich. Monroe, Indiana, school teacher 
Doris Laisure Hike, Monroe, Indiana, housewife 
VirgU Gilbert. Monroe. Indiana, farmer 
Billy Bovine — deceased 
George Garrett 

Harold Ray. San Diego. California 
Glennvs Roop. Decatur. Indiana, school teacher 
Helen" Roop Inniger, Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
Gordon T. Sprunger, Berne, Indiana, office worker 
Howard Nussbaum. Berne. Indiana, farmer 
Anna V. Liechty. South Africa, missionary 
Ernestine Liechtv Sprunger, Berne, Indiana, housewife 

— 193J — 
Wava Holloway McAlhaney 

Dorlha Strickler Singleton. Monroe, Indiana, housewife 
Alma Morgan Everhart, Washington, D. C. housewife 
Ruby Rupert Haney. Geneva. Indiana, housewife 
.A.noli Walters Mauce. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
Dorma McDaniei Le\-y. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 
Esther Hirschy, Monroe, Indiana, school teacher 




Housing problem solved . . . Freshmen bench warmers . . . Have i 
glance at M. H. S. . . . Byron's helper . . . They feed us . . . Want 
School's out . . . J-U-M-P . . . Dick's Levi's. . . Just Bob and Carl. 



, piece . . . Upward 
our addresses . . . 



Neva Fricke 

Helen Bluhm Decker. BluHton. Indiana, housewif 

Donna Landrum Bailey, Pleasant Mills. Indiana. h( 

Ireta Egly 

Lewis Hendricks 

Roger Bhihm. Monroe. Indiana, farmer 

Marcel Everhart. Washington D. C, salesman 

Glen Stucky, Monroe. Indiana, merchant 

Max Bahner. Indianapolis. Indiana 

Roy S. Strickler, Monroe, Indiana, merchant 

Ray Musser 

Othella Mttta.x 

Nollie McClain 

Ernest Schwartz. Berne, Indiana, carpenter 

Laura Soldner Meyer, Berne, Indiana, housewife 

Robert Strikler 

Melvm Liechty, Berne. Indiana, real estate 



Chole Essex Fortnez. Pleasan 

Dale Ryf 

Novitas Moser 

Loris Habegger, Kansas, Mini: 

Donald Gage 

Edgar P. Sprunger. Berne 



Indi: 



dentist 



Indi: 



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Marie Soldner Macy, Fort Wayr 
Ei-Une Stucky Bluhm. Monroe, 
Prusilla Burkhead Hartman 



Harold And 

Alda Liechty Neuenschwander, Berne, Indiana, housewife 

Paul S. Liechty, Goshen, Indiana, Goshen CoUege 

E\elyn Ludy. Berne, Indiana, housewife 

Vivian Schwartz, Portland, Indiana, nurse 

Howard Fox, Berne. Indiana, Dunbar 

Marie Neuenschwander Lehman, Berne, Indiana, housewife 

Lydiann Lehman 

Opal Sprunger 

— 1930— 
Leo Nussbaum, Huntington, Indiana, school teacher 
Marjory Blum Cori-y. Augusta, Georgia, housewife 
Margaret Burkhead 

John Christener. Monroe. Indiana, plumber 
Mabel Fricke. Indianapolis, Indiana, housewife 
James Habegger, Geneva, Illinois, doctor 
Alta Haines Lautzenheiser, Monroe, Indiana, housewife 



FiaiK-ille Harvey 

ohn Li-hman. California. Minister 

Irtii.i LiL-chty. Omaha. Nebraska. Grace Bible Institute 

Roman Licchty. Berne. Indiana, garageman 

Frederick Ray. Fort Wayne, Indiana, funeral parlor 

Paul Rich 

Vera Schwartz Lehman. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 

norothy Shaff 

.I.-not ^iiifin.T *^oiitti America, missionary 



Otho Andrews. Decatur. Indiana, medical student 
George Engle— deceased 

Harold Fricke. Indianapolis, Indiana, laundi-y servic( 
Frmal Gilbert. Decatur, Indiana, farmer 
K« rmit Hocker. Grass Lake. Michigan 
.IiMri Husor Foreman. Berne. Indiana, housewife 
Thura Kauffman Ray. Decatur. Indiana, housewife 
Ruih Lundrum. Fort Wayne, Indiana. nur,se 
Har\ey Laiighre.y, Angola, Indiana, trucking firm 
Conine Liechty Liechty. Wooster, Ohio, housewife 
Flfriida Liechty Pflueger, Fort Wayne, Indiana, hou 
Liechty Neuenschwander, Berne, In 



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\ndrews, Decatu 



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G. E. 



e Morgan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, filling station att. 
loser, Berne, Indiana. Dunbar 

iienschwander. Fort Wayne, Indiana, office worker 
lussbaum, Upland, Indiana, Taylor University 
is-^b£.um Schwartz, Berne, Indiana, housewife 
Schindler Meyers, Berne, Indiana, housewife 
Schwartz. Bloomington, Indiana, school teacher 
;ili\\.'it/ California, airplane pilot 



Neola Bailey Carnes, Indianapolis, Indiana, housewife 
Nadean Brookhart 
William Diehl 

Valier Flueckiger, Berne. Indiana. Ford gai'age 
Gerald Grove 

Edith Habegger Augsburger. Berne. Indiana, housewife 
Calvin Hahnert— deceased 
Benjamin Jones. Berne. Indiana, farmer 
Lester Laughery. Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Noble E. Manley 

Evangeline Moser. Berne. Indiana, clerk at Berne IGA 
Harold V. Schwartz. Monroe. Indiana, farmer 
Marybelle Snyder Schwartz. Monroe, In( 
L<irena Soldner Covey, Fort Wayne, India 
Berne. Indiana, farmer 



housewife 



Dorjthy L. \Vi 



S. Zu, 



Ohii 



school teache 



Gilbert Brookhart, Monroe. Indiana. G. E. 

Portia Burkhead. Warren. Indiana, beauty operator 

Lester Esscv, Monroe, Indiana, unemployed 

Howard Flueckiger, Berne. Indiana. Ford garage 

Eugene Gilbert. Monroe. Indiana, farmer 

Harry H.-.hegger, Wheaton, Illinois, farmer 

Jc.-se R Habegger, Berne, Indiana, factory wcrker 

Ralph Hanni, Bloomington. Indiana, Indiana University 

Kathleen Haney Frantz. Bluffton. Indiana, housewife 

Kathryn Hook Bonifas. Decatur, Indiana, housewife 

Norris Lehman, Angola, Indiana, farmer 

Ruth B. Liechty Habegger, Omaha, Nebraska, Grace Bible 

Institute 
Ireta Longenberger Jones, Van Wert, Ohio, housewife 
Arveda Mazelin Monnier, Decatur. Indiana, housewife 
Robert Monnier. Decatur. Indiana, merchant 
Howard Moser, Beme, Indiana, Dunbar 
Roger Moser. Berne. Indiana, Smith Bros. Furniture 
Vernon Neuenschwander, Berne, Indiana, Dunbar 
Alvin A, Nussbaum 

Lillian M. Nussbaum Herman, Linn Grove, housewife 
Juanita L, Parrish, Monroe, Indiana, housekeeping 
Dortha Ray Hirschy, Monroe, Indiana, housewUe 
Karl Ray. Monroe, Indiana, farmer 

Virginia M. Schwartz Sprunger, Beme, Indiana, housewife 
Willa Ann Sorgen Stucky, Beme, Indiana, office w^orker 
Ada Marie Sprunger Frank, Bryant, Indiana, housewife 
Doris Sprunger, Berne, Indiana, office worker 



James R. Yoder, Berne, Indiana, Dunbar 

— riiii— 

Esther Andrews 

Keith Bailey, Indianapolis. Indiana, unemployed 

Violet Egly Ringenberg. Continental. Ohio, housewife 

Wilma Grove Smith. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 

Herman Habegger, Indianapolis. Indiana, chemist 

Juanita Habegger 

Maryann J, Habegger. Fort Wayne, Indiana, nurse 

Myron Haggard, Monroe, Indiana, farmer 

Ruth Hamrick 

Gromainia Hanni Owens. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 

Chole Kauffman. Beme. Indiana, housewife 

Julia Lehman Beitler. Berne. Indiana, housewife 

Lorraine Lehman McKean, Berne, Indiana, housewife 

Ma,xine Meyer Nussbaum, Berne, Indiana, Kroger Co. 

Wanda J. Neadstine 

Bernice Nussbaum Flueckiger, Berne, Indiana, housewif 

Corrine V. Nussbaum Lehman, Berne, Indiana, housew 

Truman Nussbaum, Tucscn, Arizona, printer 

Jean Oliver 

Loris Rich, Monroe, Indiana, farmer 

Berneta Sprunger, Beme, Indiana, Winner House 

Virginia Taylor 

Clinton Steury, Berne, Indiana, Economy Printing 

Virgil Sprunger, Berne. Indiana, factory worker 

Violet Yoder Nussbaum, Upland, Indiana, housewife 



— I!I4J— 

Marjory Branch Von Gunten. Beme, Ind 

Doyt Brv-an. Monroe, Indiana, farmer 

Brice Diehl, Illinois, college student 

Ch'.oetta Egly. Upland. Indiana. Taylor University 

Lois Essex Gunder. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 

Brice Fisher. Monroe. Indiana, farmer 

Viiginia Flueckiger Mattax. Beme. Indiana, hous< 

Co ir.an Gi.bert — deceased 



housewife 



Decatur Casting Co. 



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floipi:i. I ' r I '. ■■ !; : . ; •! iiia. housewife 

Bcrnu,. :, . , .- , -. , 1. :• I ::.,na. housewife 

Betty J- \, li,,,:', Hi,!;. I;.!!., l:,,;, ,. housewife 

Mllo Nussbaum. Upiand. Indiana. Taylor University 

Verna Nussbaum Sprunger. Berne, Indiana, housewife 

Helen Ray Parrish. Monroe. Indiana, housewife 

Doyle Rich, Decatur. Indiana. Swearingen Dairy 

Lofton Rich. Decatur. Indiana. Ideal Dairj' 

Arthur Roudebush. Monroe. Indiana. Farm Bureau 

Paul Schug. Monroe. Indiana, farmer 

Anna J. Schwartz Gilliom, Beme, Indiana. Economy Prtg 

Doris Sprunger Fisher, Monroe, Indiana, housewife* 

Ilva P. Sprunger BUlington. Geneva. Indiana, housewife 

Josephine Sprunger. Berne, Indiana, Economy Printing 



Max Winteregg. Lafayette, Indiana, 
Verna Gene Steiner Wagner, AngolJ 



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Indian 
— 1!I4:J— 

Betty Amstutz, Ashland, Ohio, office worker 
Kathrj-n Bailey, LaOtto, Indiana, G. E. 
Barbara Bryan Gaunt, Decatur, Indiana, housewife 
Mary Burkhead Nyffeler, Preble. Indiana, housewife 
Neva Cock Workinger, Monroe, Indiana, housewife 
Quentin Crist, Monroe, Indiana, unemployed 
Doris De.i^rmond Hart, Decatur, Indiana, housewife 
Catherine Ehrsam Roudebush, Monroe. Indiana, housewife 
Ellen Fisher Lehman, Beme. Indiana, housewife 
Robert Gage. Monroe. Indiana, factory worker 
Evelyn Graber, Cleveland, Ohio, office worker 
Edward Habegger, Fort Wayne, Indiana, office worker 
Elmer Habegger, Indianapolis, Indiana, doctor 
Helen Habegger Augsburger. Berne. Indiana, housewife 
Rosemary Habegger Amstutz. Beme, Indiana, housewife 
Helen Ruth Haines Martin, Decatur, Indiana, housewife 
Ruth Hannie Hougland, Monroe, Indiana, housewife 
Pauline Huser Lehman, Beme, Indiana, housewife 
Thomas Johnson, Jr., Muncie, Indiana. Ball State 
LeRoy Lehman, Berne. Indiana, farmer 
Delores Litwiller Habegger. Wheaton. 111., housewife 
Joan Oliver Workinger, Monroe, Inidana. housewife 
Loyd Reef. Decatur, Indiana, unemployed 
Edward Roudebush, Monroe, Indiana, unemployed 
Eleanor Schwartz Olt, Dayton, Ohio, housewife" 
Treva May Soldner Schafter, Berne, Indiana, housewife 
Nacmi Steury Polstra. Springfield. Ohio, housewife 



Donald Trump. Fort Wa^ 
Edward Von Gunten. Beme. 
Darrel Wagner. Angola. Indi 



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Richard Br\on. Muncie. Indiana. Ball State 
Raymond Chamness. Berne. Indiana, farmer 
Neva Crownover Johnson. Muncie, Indiana, Ball State 
Patty Fox Delllnger, Decatur, Indiana, Housewife 
Beverly Gilbert, Decatur, Indiana, factorj" worker 
Gene Hoffman, Beme. Indiana, filling station operator 
Robert Johnson, Monroe, Indiana, factor^' worker 
Maynard Lehman. Beme, Indiana, self employed 
Eleanor Kennel Hult, CaUfornia. housewife 
Henrietta Liechty, Berne, Indiana, Dunbar 



Martha McDaniel Harmon, Monroe. Indiana, housewife 

Robert Niissbaum. Berne, Indiana. Dunbar 

Beverly Reichert Reisin, Berne, Indiana, housewife 

Arnold Roughia, Berne. Indiana, filling station operator 

Billy Sadler. Berne, Indiana. Dunbar 

Dale Schott 

Marie Schrock Geiger. Berne. Indiana, housewife 

Lois Schug Christman. Monroe. Indiana, factory worlcer 

Gertrude Schwartz. Fort Wayne. Indiana, office worker 

Bettv Smitley. Fort Wayne. Indiana, housewife 

Loretta Soldner Brooks. Berne. Indiana, housewife 

Donald Sprunger. Marion. Indiana. College 

Forest Sprunger. Berne. Indinaa. farmer 

Florine Steury. Fort Wayne. Indiana, nurse 

Mary Tramp Stucky. Montpelier. Indiana, housewife 

Marjory Yoder. Berne. Indiana, office worker 

— 194.->— 
Mildred Beer Sadler, Fort Wayne, Indiana, housewife 
Wanda Burkhead. school teacher 
Clair Christener. Berne. Indiana. Ford Garage 
Marie Christener. Monroe. Indiana. Bag Service 
Jean Coppess. Monroe. Indiana, waitress 
Billy Flueckiffer. Berne Indiana. Ford Garage 
Mable Gimtlp 



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Max Scl-iindler. Berne. Indiana. Dunbar 
David J. Schwartz. Columbus. Ohio. College 
Verne Sprimger. Berne, Indiana, factory worker 
Dorothy Sprunger Lehman Berne Indiana, housewife 

— 1<»K.— 
Ma.x Baile\ LaOtto Indiana International Harvester 
Loren B^er Bei le Ii di m i factory worker 
Max Crowno\cr I * tt I dnna Puidue University 
Harvey Habi k \ Indiana 

Samuel Habt Indiana construction 

Marilyn Keni 1 Berne Witness 

Romaine Lehn I na Goshen College 

Christian Liechu Blii e ii uic'na farmer 
Rowena Mattax BLine Indiana Bag Service 
Robert Mattax Berne Indiana Beine Furniture 
Cleora Nussbaum Sprunger Berne Indiana, housewife 
Howard Nussbaum Monroe Indiana milk route 
Lorena Nussbaum. Mom oe. Indiana, office worker 
Janice Oliver, Monroe, Indiana, Schaffer Hardware 
Luster Rich, Berne, Indiana. Berne Furniture 
Robert Sadler. Bloomington. Indiana. Indiana University 
Ernestine Schrock Redwanski. Berne. Indiana, housewife 



Arleda Sorgen. Berne, Indiana, First Bank of Berne 
Gerald Sprunger, Berne, Indiana, Berne Furniture 
Shirley Sprunger, Berne, Indiana, housekeeping 
Ruth Steury Sprunger, Berne. Indiana, office worker 
Vera Steury Tharp, New Mexico, housewife 

K'.essen Brandyberrj', Decatur, Indiana, factory worker 

Janet Bryan, Monroe, Indiana, office worker 

Bonnie Lou Burke-Anspaugh. Willshire, Ohio, housewife 

Fileen Graber. Berne, Indiana, office worker 

Betty Hirschy, Decatur, Indiana, Swearingen Dairy 

Armida Inniger, Berne, Indiana, office worker 



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Vernon Liechtv. 


Berne. 


Indiana, farmer 


Verna Litw.lh 






Vernon Zm 




l!:diana. farmer 


Charlotte M. ' ' 




- Indiana, G. E. 


Herbert A;n> 




1 ::,nia. McMillen 


Vaughn Mn. 


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Indiana, International : 


Jane Palmer. E;.i 


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Edward Pierce. Berne. Indiana. Decati 
Cli-sty Rich. Monroe. Indiana. Palmer House 
Adrian Sprunger. South Carolina. Bob Jones Unive 
Coleen Wagner. Berne. Indiana. Winner House 
Joshua Zurcher. Monroe. Indiana. Berne Furniture 
Jo.vce Brewster Nussbaum, Monroe, Indiana, housew 
•Sherman Liechty. Berne, Indiana, insurance agent 
-Reuben Nussbaum, Flanagan. 111., school teacher 



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na, farmer 
Burger. Decatur. Indi; 



International 



Hirschy. Monp 



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Nussl 

ElRoy Nussbaum. -^ 
LeRoy Nussbaum. :> 
Paul Nussbaum. Bt 
Rebecca Nussbaum, 
Weldon Nussbaum. 
Betty Roudebush, C 
Mildred Schwartz. : 
Rosanna Sprunger. . 
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i. Smith Brothers 
Main St. Filling Sta 
telephone operator 

Dunbar 
Central Market 



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Donald Wittv 



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CITY DESK EDITORS 




SI \Mil-N(i: l'.uiliiu- Kuptrt. Richard Coppess, Mary Alice Steury, Mr. Byrnes, Glen Rowdon 
UTTING: Howard Rich, Richard Katt, Miss Sprunger 



ZURCHER'S MOBIL SERVICE 

GAS LUBRICATION 

OIL BATTERIES 



I TIRES 

MOBIL GOODRICH U. S. 

MONROE, INDIANA PHONE 119 J 



Stucky Furniture Company 



-MONROE. INDIANA 
Phone 84 



Furniture - Hardware - Appliances 



WHERE YOl R $ Hl'YS MORE j 

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MODEL HATCHERY 

MONROE. INDIANA 
Phone 84 



HIGHEST QUALITY CHICKS 



Forti-seven 



PURE BRED 
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Breeding Stock for Sale 
at all times 

DEKALB 
1 Hybrid Seed Com 

64 Varieties to select seed from that 
will grow and mature 

DEKALB 

Hybrid Chicks 

2 Light 6 Heavy 
2 Broiler Strains 

Sold By 

Chris L Inniger 

Monroe, Indiana R. R. 1 


Compliments of 

BAHNEH'S BARBER 
SHOP 

MONROE, INDIANA 

Compliments of 
BURK ELEVATOR CO. 

GRAIN - COAL - HAY 
FARM SUPPLIES 

Monroe, Indiana, Phone 65 

Decatur, Indiana, Phone 25 

Peterson, Indiana, Phone 5021 




COPPESS CORNER 

RESTAURANT GROCERIES 

TOP GRADE GASOLINE 
SEIBERLING and MILLER TIRES 

One Mile West of Monroe 

Corner Highways 27 - 124 

PHONE MONROE 107 



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COMPLIMENTS OF 


Compliments of 




FREIDA'S BEAUTY 


Milton Hannie 


SHOPE 


MOBIL GAS MOBIL OIL 




FUEL OIL 


PHONE 62 




MONROE, INDIANA 


PHONE 826 1 




MONROE, INDIANA 


CENTRAL 


MARKET 


Groceries Meats Notions 


Ice Cream 


Pop Candy 


MONROE. INI). 


PHONE 10 



THE PHOTOGRAPHS in this Book 
were made by 

HOWARD RICH 

"Home Photo Work" 

Congratulations and Best Wishes 
for Success to the Class of '49 



Compliments 
of 

C. F. Emling Company 



BERNE ICE CREAM COMPANY 

Where You Get 

The Good Things of Life 

PHONE 106 



Compliments of 



ECONOMY PRINTING CONCERN 

Printing and Binding 
Lithographing 



BERNE 



INDIANA 



Goftschalk Supply Company 

"We A 1771 To Please" 

Berne, Indiana Phone 240 

QUALITY COAL FOR EVERY PURPOSE 

PAINTS - FERTILIZER - LAWN SEEDS 
DR. HESS TONICS 



BERNE LOCKER STORAGE 

524 West Franklin St. 
Berne. Indiana 

PHONE 43 

Locker Service, Custom Butchering and Curing 



THE HABIT 

CLEANING - MEN'S WEAR - PRESSING 

Are your clothes becomiiig to you or should they 

he coming to us? 



MEET AND EAT 

at 

PALMER HOUSE 

Prop. GAYLORD STUCKEY 
Berne, Indiana Phone 167 



Columbus Mutual 
Life Insurance 
Columbus, Ohio 

Myron C. Knauff, Agent 

356 Bryan Street 
Berne, Indiana 

Phone 1701 



PICKERING'S 
Service Station 

WHITE ROSE GASOLINE 
ENARCO OILS 
KEROSENE 

ANTI-FREEZE 

MONROE. INDIANA 



Automobile Painting 



Body and Fender Work 



LOUIS MATTOX 

MONROE. INDIANA 

Phone: Monroe 91-T 






Stengel & Craig Drug Store 

Drugs oj aU kinds 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES - - - WALLPAPER 

ICE CREAM, SODAS, SOFT DRINKS 

The Rexall Store Phone 28 

Berne. Indiana 



vou are considering building a new- 
home, let us help you in planning 

Plans and Estimates Available 

Leo Sprunger & Son 



'hone IKi 



Monroe. Indiana 



REMEMBER 

More Meat, less bone 
and fat at KROGERS 

WALTER FENSTERMAKER 
BERNE KROGER Mgr. 



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; BEN SPRUNGER 
j Shoes 

1 HEKNP:, INDIANA 

i STRICKT.ER'S 
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; HOME KILLED 

\ MEATS 

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Fertilizer 

Berne and Linn (irove, Indiana 1 
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J Pianos, Radio and Record Changers 

\ Full line of Band and Orchestra 
! Instruments 

J Swiss Yodel Records 

J Accessories and Sheet Music 

\ Accordions (American and Swiss) 

( Repairs of all instruments 

* Factory Guaranteed 

Chris Zuercher 

\ Accordion Manufacturer 

; Phone 290 

1 BERNE INDIANA 


Get your hair cut at 

Riesen's Barber Shop 

260 East Main Street ' 
BERNE. INDIANA 


Compliments of | 

Dr. Amos Reusser 

BERNE. INDIANA 



Berne Hardware Co. 

JOHN DEERE 
Farm Implements 

Good equipment makes a 
good farmer better 

■'If It's Hardivare. We 
Have If 

Phone 117 BERNE. INDIANA 



For the "Newest"" in Hair Cuts 

and reasonably priced Permanents 

visit 

Ann's Beauty Salon 
and Gift Shoppe 



Berne. Ind. 



Phone 124 



^^aQpl'fi dpualitg iFlompra 

Since 1910 
C. AUGUST NAGEL 



Phone 150 
WE DELIVER 

Member 

Telegraph Delivery Flowers 

Service For All Occasions 



Compliments of 

Dr. Edwin Nyffeler 

Chiropractor 

South Fulton Street 
BERNE INDIANA 



GILLIOM LUMBER CO. 
Building Materials 

Paint — Roofing^ — Windows — Doors 

BERNE, INDIANA 

Phone 36 



Tim's Super Service i 

"Triendly Mobilgas Service" 
Lubrication and Wheel Balancing j 

i 

TIRES, BATTERIES, and j 

ACCESSORIES 

Phone 45 BERNE. INDIANA 



Compliments of 
NORMAN E. BEAVER M.D. 

Phone 630 or 631 BERNE, INDIANA 



Liechty Cannery & Cane Mi 

Custom Canning of all kinds 

Including Meat 

Sorghum — Processing or Cooking 
Phone Cannery — 173 Home — 316 






YOUR BOY IS DRESSED 
AS WELL AS THE BEST 
AND SAFER THAN THE REST 



THE WINNER HOUSE 



BERNE, INDIANA 



Living Room Furniture 



Attractive Period and Commercial Design 



Smith Bros. Furniture Mfg. Co. 



BERNE 



INDIANA 



Parkway Service Station 

BERNE, INDIANA Phone 6661 

Congratulations to the 
Class of 1949 



Compliments of 
D. D. JONES, M.D. 



The Home of Good Clothing 

Kahn and Stylemart Suits 
Sprunger. Lehman Co. 

BERNE. INDIANA 



PHONE 20 



BERNE, INDIANA 



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' Manufacturers of 


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DR. E. D. BIXLER 
Optometrist 

Office Phone— 419 Residence Phone— 41' 

BERNE. INDIANA 



THE FAIR STORE 

Berne's Variety Store Since 1903 

Home and School Needs 

GIFTS FOR ALL AGES AND OCCASIONS 
You will be pleased with our merchandise 



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\ BOULEVARD 

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j Phone 4 Berne. Indiana 



Try Our 

SUPER AUTOMOBILE SERVICE 

Get All Your Motoring Requirements At One Stop 

Repairing and Accessories of All Kinds 

PLYMOUTH AND CHRYSLER SALES AND SERVICE 

MAIN STREET FILLING STATION 



BERNE. INDIANA 



PHONES 51—1: 



Compliments of 


LIECHTY BROTHERS 


Harry W. 


Hn-am Liechty Elmer Liechty 


NEUENSCHWANDER 


Oswald Liechty 


D.D.S. 


Plumbing — Heating — Pumps 
Welding — "Stokol" Coal Stokers 


Telephone 78 Berne, Indiana 


BERNE. INDIANA 


OUR BEST WISHES 


Bring your carpet strips for 
custom weaving 


for your happiness 

and success are 
easily attained with 

Crosley Appliances 


Also see 

Needle work of many ladies 
of the community 

We Try to Please 


iri>m 

ELLIS C. LEHMAN 


Weaver's Gift Shop 

Phone 16S2 Berne. Indiana 



Lawrence 
Yager 



L. Luther 
Yager 



J. Jerome 

Yager 



YAGER'S FURNITURE STORE 

Furniture Funeral Home 

Carpets, Rugs Modern 

Pianos Ambulance Service 

BERNE — PHONE 224 — SINCE 1910 



LADIES' and CHILDRENS' 
Ready-to-Wear 
Quality jor Less 

THE FASHION 

MRS. ROY DUBACH 



SERV-US STORE | 

BERNE. INDIANA 1 

Hardware and Electrical Appliances 

Westinghouse \ 

Radios, Ranges, Refrigerators J 

Horton Wasliers I 



M. B. Habegger 



D. D. Lehman 



E. L. Lehman, Props. 



'Incline thine ear unto luisdom and \ 
apply thy heart to understanding." J 
Prov. 2:2. 



DR. T. H. Soldner 



BERNE. INDIANA 



Berne Hi-Way Hatchery 



R, O. P. Sired Baby Chicks 

with a background of rich Trapnest * 

Breeding that puts profits in \ 

your pocket \ 



Submarine Luncii 

Prop., Les and Bob 

SANDWICHES 

FRENCH FRIES 

MALTS 

BERNE, INDIANA 



CHEVROLET 
Sales Services 

GASOLINE AND OILS 

UNITED STATES TIRES 

AUTO ACCESSORIES 



ON FEDERAL ROAD 27 * 

1/4 mile north of Mennonite Church \ 

BERNE. INDIANA ; 



Jefferson Garage 



BERNE, INDIANA 



Sixtij 



Berne Lumber Co. 

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General House Furnishings 

PHONE 119 
BERNE, INDIANA 


The Berne Witness ! 

Published— MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 
and FRIDAY 

Complete coverage of the 
news of Adams County 

FOUNDED 1896 


1 Compliments of 

Dr. Harold Lehman 

1 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 

\ 159 East Main Street 
1 BERNE, INDIANA 


Berne Electric | 

Anything Electrical 1 

BERNE, INDIANA 1 

Phone 70 | 

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! Graber Tin & Plumbing 

* Dealer in 

; Hot Air Furnaces. Sheet Metal 

t and Roofing 

\ Plumbing and Tinning A Specialty 

! NOAH GRABER. Prop. Phone No. 1 
\ BERNE, INDIANA 


\ 
SEE 1 
The new Spring and Summer 1 
FASHION FROCKS 

; I have the complete new \ 
line to show < 

Mrs. Leslie Stuckey, Jr. 

Berne 2723 



RACER'S BAKERY 

MONTPELIER, INDIANA 

Phone 40W 

Breads - Buns - Rolls 
Cakes and Cookies 



MASTER FEED STORE 

LEHMAN BROTHERS 
Grain - Feed Custom Grinding and Mixing 

PHONE 457 BERNE, INDIANA 



FOOD TOWN 

Home Killed Meats 



We specialize m WISCONSIN SWISS CHEESE 
Full line of Groceries, Fruits and Vegetables 

North Jefferson Street BERNE. INDIANA 



Nussbaum & Stauffer 

East IMain St Berne, Indiana 

Norge Appliances Domestic Sewing Machines 

j Schwinn and Shelby Bicycles Repairing 



Complete Stock of Parts. Tires and Accessories 
PHONE 114 



FORREST BALSIGER 

Your Sinclair Dealer 



OLDS.MOBILE INTERNATIONAL \ 

Sales and Service Farm equipment \ 

and Motor Trucks ) 

PHONE 81 
BERNE, INDIANA 



FORD CARS FORD TRUCKS 

A. J. MOSER & CO. 



BERNE, IND. 



THE CITY LUNCH 

Lunches Short Orders 

SANDWICHES and FOUNTAIN SERVICE 
Lester Babcock and Robert Schindler, Props, 



"Be Sure" - - Insure with 

Schug - Neuenschwander, Inc. 

Insurance Service 

Telephones: 34 and 547 — BERNE 



"THE STORE WHERE YOUR MONEY BUYS MORE" 

Habegger Furniture, Inc. 

Complete Home Furnishings 

and General Electric Appliances 

Corner U. S. 27 and High Street 

Phone 161 

BERNE, INDIANA 



1918-1949 

Globe Hatcheries & Poultry Farm 

U. S. Approved Pullorum Passed 

BABY CHICKS FEEDS POULTRY SUPPLIES 

BERNE. INDIANA OSSIAN. INDIANA 

Phone 138 Phone 130B 



PARR'S TIRE SERVICE 

BERNE, INDIANA 

General Tires - Goodyear Tires j 

Recapping Vulcanizing Repairing 

Shell Products Tubes Accessories j 

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LIECHTY MOTOR SERVICE 


GENERAL REPAIRING 1 
J s 


j Motor Tune Up 


1 

Magneto Service 

1 


Phone 10.3 


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BERNE. INDIANA ; 

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COMPLIMENTS OF 




Pirz 


The Clothes Shop 




MMM/fhi^ 




Easy terms- liberal tradp-in. Come in today. 


CLEANING, PRESSING, TAILORING 


W. M. Lehman 


; Made-To-Measure Suits 


Appliances 


BERNE IND. 


109 Sprunger Street | 
BERNE. INDIANA 1 


Bryson C. Fetters 


Dr. Edgar P. Sprunger 


1 Real Estate 

{ Farm Loans 


Dentist 


\ Insurance 


Phone 6611 


\ BERNE. INDIANA Phone 142 


BERNE. INDIANA 




H. J. EHRSAM 
IMPLEMENT SALES 



BERNE, INDIANA 





"I LIKE TO 


HOME 






SHOP at IGA" 


Owned 






Such Low Prices — Every Day 




You will find IGA prices always save 


and 


you money. 




So Convenientiv Located 




There's a thrifty IGA Store right near 


HOME 


your home. \ 




So Friendly and Courteous J 




Drop in. We know how to make you » 


Operated 


feel at home. ! 




THE COMPLETE FOOD MARKET \ 




Phone 15 * 


GROCERIES, FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND MEATS J 


BERNE. INDIANA 


GLEN GIFFORD \ 
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FELBER MACHINE & 


D. W. FIREOVED 




WELDING SHOP 


Veterinarian 




155 North Sprunger 
BERNE, INDIANA 


Phones 321 and 369 






BERNE, INDIANA 




General Repairing 

V Belts and Pulleys 






Compliments of J 


Graber's Produce 

1 




BERNE 1 
Nursing Home | 

906 West Main BERNE. IND. ! 


j Buyers of POULTRY and EGGS 








Phone 5421 1 


! Berne, Indiana Phone 86 








Mr. and Mrs. Walter Winchester ] 






Proprietors j 



MIES 
Recreation Alleys 

266 N, 2nd Street 
DECATUR, INDIANA 

BRUNSWICK ALLEYS 

Phone 272 
MOLLY MIES, Prop. 



I DIerke's Implement 
Sales 

More Power . . . More Speeds 
Greater Fuel Economy 



7L/\L 




See It Now! 



COMPLIMENTS 
of 

BEGUN'S 

Successor 
LINN CLOTHING STORE 

Clothing and Shoes 

DECATUR, INDIANA 

Phone 293 

D. & T. Standard 
Servke 

standard Oil Products 
DECATUR. INDIANA 

Corner 13th and Monroe Sts. 
on Highway 27 



Edwards Studio 



DECATUR, INDIANA 



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ROAD 
TO A 

d J brighter 

future 



The day you stop wishing and start saving is the 
day you start down the road too Brighter Future. 
The things you want most, plus priceless peace of 
mind.are yours with the security of "money in the 
bank". Set your goal now-start a savings account 
with us today. You'll find a friendly welcome. 



SAVE now at 



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THE 



FIRST STATE BANK 



of Decatur 

Established 1883 



Member FD\C 



for haiipier SPENDING later 



AIKMBEK FEDERAL DEPOSIT 
INSURANCE FUND 

MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE 
SYSTEM 



HOTEL COFFEE SHOP 

"A Good Place To Eat" 

3rd and Madison Sts. 

Decatur, Indiana 



ZWICK FUNERAL HOME 



Ambulance Servia 



Phones— 61-800 

Decatur, Indiana 



Yost Construction Co. Inc. 

Dealer in 

Sand Gravel Truck Mixed Concrete 

DECATUR. INDIANA 



Always the Latest in Styles at 

Holthouse - Schulfe & Co. 

Decatur's Store for "Men and Boys" 



DECATUR. INDIANA 



PHONE 



F. McConnell & Sons 


KAYES SHOE STORE 


! Jobbers and Wholesalers 


Quality shoes for the entire family. 


Tobacco, Cigars and Confections 


X-RAY FITTED 


Phone 214 


154 N. Second St. 


Decatur, Indiana 


Decatur, Indiana 



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U. S. TIRES DUPONT PAINTS 

1 


Quality at Popular Prices J 


1 

i PONTIAC 


The Why Store 


1 

Sales Service 

1 


DECATUR, INDIANA | 


1 
DECATUR SUPER SERVICE 

s 




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( 

j 224 West Monroe 


Al D. SchmitI 


j DECATUR, INDIANA 




Phone 532 






your 


1 Quality 


DODGE Dealer | 


; Photo Finishing 


! 


! 

All work done in our own plant 


DECATUR, INDIANA 1 


{ right here in Decatur 


1 
1 


\ SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 


' 1 
( 


S Featuring Oversize Prints, 
{ Fast Service 


KOCHER 1 


t 


Lumber & Coal Co. 


1 Holthouse Drug Co. 


DECATUR, INDIANA 


DECATUR, INDIANA 


Phone 12 
■ -^^^^^- ^.^ 



BEAMS SUPER 
SERVICE 



Corner 8th and Monroe Sts. 



DECATUR. INDIANA 



Phone 391 



MOBIL TIRES BATTERIES 



"Say it with flowers" 




When In Decatur 



Make the 



Ideal Dairy Bar 



A very pleasant place 
to meet all your friends 



1315 West Adams St. 
Phone 300 DECATUR, INDIANA | 



LELAND SMITH 
Insurance Agency 

General Insurance 

SECURITY BONDS 

AUTO FINANCES 

•'Insure — In-sure — Insurance" 

Corner: 1st and Monroe Sts. 

DECATUR, INDIANA 

Phone 140 



CONGRATULATIONS 
SENIORS 

Bag Service, Inc. 

812 N. Elm St. 
DECATUR, INDIANA 



DECATUR HATCHERY 



U. S. Pullurum Passed Chicks 



KELVINATORS 

HOME FREEZERS ESTATE STOVES 

DECATUR. INDIANA 



REFRIGERATORS 
ELECTRIC RANGES 



- HAUGK - 

Heating and Appliances 

GRAVITY and FORCED AIR HEATING SYSTEMS 

COMPLETE YOUNGSTOWN KITCHENS 

PHILCO and UNIVERSAL APPLIANCES 

COMPLETE BATH ROOMS and PLUMBING 

BOTTLE GAS 



DECATUR 



Phone 49 



INDIANA 



Dick Mansfield Motor Sales 

DeSoto Plymouth 

RADIOS HEATERS SPOTLIGHTS SEAT COVERS 
141 South Second Street DECATUR. INDIANA 



Cp yjf/m^€^/ rings by /^ 

BELOVED BY BRIDES FOR ALMOST A CENTURY (1850-1947] 



BOWER JEWELRY STORE 

Decatur, Indiana 



Seventy-three 



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Teeple Truck Co. 

i i 

DECATUR, INDIANA 

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TYDOL VEEDOL \ 
GAS MOTOR OIL ! 

Beaver's Oil Service j 

1 

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\ 

"They tell their own s 
S 
Story Best" 

DECATUR, INDIANA i 

Phone 373 

Decatur Dally 
Democrat 

The Home Newspaper 1 

Deliverd to 
MONROE POST OFFICE ; 
EACH EVENING | 


Wall's Bakery 

i Phone 346 DECATUR, INDIANA 

1 
1 
1 

i 

i We Specialize in 
Decorated Cakes and 
French Pastries 


Compliments of 

Rosemary Shop 

"The Children's Store" 
DECATUR. INDIANA 



FIVE POINT 
SINCLAIR STATION 

GAS OIL 

CIGARETTES CANDY 

DECATUR. INDIANA 

G. RAMBA, Prop. 



CONGRATULATIONS 
SENIORS 1949 

Phil L. Macklin Co. 

Sales Service Parts 

PHONE 80 
107 South First Street 
DECATUR. INDIANA 



Gerber-Moser Impl. Co. } 

s 

s 
Ywur Allis-Chalmers Dealer ! 

(;raham-haeme plow { 

U. S. 27 — DECATUR — Phone 2551 



Swearingen's 



Fine Foods and 



Drive-in Service 



DECATUR. INDIANA 




DECATUR 



Seventy-five 



Decatur Lumber Company 

Builders' Supplies and Coal 

111 Jefferson Street 
PHONE 253 

DECATUR, INDIANA 

ASHBAUCHER'S TIN SHOP 

DECATUR, INDIANA 

Phones: 739—187—765 

FURNACES STOKERS 

Oil and Gas Conversion Burners 
Spouting 

Sheet Metal Work 
Lightning Rods 

Roofing and Siding 
Insulation 

ESTABLISHED: 1915 



SAVE MORE 
at your friendly 

Western Auto 
Associate Store 



Home Owned and Operated by 
OLLIE G. PENNY 



111 S. 2nd St. Phone 1693 

DECATUR, INDIANA 



RAY'S 

West Side Fruit Market 

FRESH VEGETABLES aiid 
FANCY FRUITS 

Your Patronage Appreciated 

Owned and Operated by 

WiLFORD Ray 

Decatur Phone 56 Indiana 



Liechty & Myers 

Your Firestone Dealer 

3rd and Monroe St. 
Phone 1770 DECATUR. IND. 



COMPLIMENTS 






Congratulations 



BUTLER'S GARAGE 



DECATUR, INDIANA 



BAKER'S PLUMBING & 
HEATING 

General Plumbing and 
Heating Equipment 

Phone 232 
DECATUR INDIANA 



G. REMY BIERLY, Inc. 



ABSTRACTS OF TITLE \ 
FARM LOANS 

INSURANCE AND INCOME I 

TAX REPORTS I 

\ 
107 South 2nd St, 
DECATUR, INDIANA Phone 12S 



Uhrick Bros. 



Electrical and Sporting \ 
Goods j 

DECATUR, INDIANA Phone 360 | 

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Seventy-seven 



Citizens 
Telephone 
Company 



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report 

1949 



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Today we have the greatest number of telephones 
in operation in our history. Daily telephone traffic 
has far surpassed the busiest rush hours of the 
war years. Our expansion program for 1949 calls 
for an even greater number of installations than 
during the record year of 1948. We are doing 
everything possible to meet the record demand for 
sei-vice — and, in all fairness, will give fir^t atten- 
tion to those who are on our waiting list. 



Compliments of 

STYLE SHOP 

Ladies' Ready To Wear 

DECATUR INDIANA 



ZINTSMASTER MOTOR 
SALES 



CADILLAC 

OLDSMOBILE 

HUDSON 



COMPLIMENTS 
of 

DR. N. A. BIXLER 

Optometrist 

DECATUR INDIANA 



Sales and Service 

EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MOTORS 
JAMES MOTORCYCLES 



First and Monroe Phone 372 

DECATUR 



Seventv-e\gh\ 



MOLLENKOPF & EITING 


1 Dependable Service 


1 


1 TRACTORS ' ■ MOTOR TRUCKS 


DECATIR, INDIANA Phone 131 


Niblick & Company 


"Ready To Wear" 


1 DRY GOODS FLOOR COVERINGS 
; DRAPERIES CURTAINS 
; VENETIAN BLINDS WINDOW SHADES 


DECATUR, INDIANA Phone 67 


Vim Company, Inc. 




Fort Wayne's Exclusive 


COMPLIMENTS 1 


Sporting Goods Store 




1 Locally Owned and Operated 

1 


of 


THE ATHLETIC GOODS 
VIM SPORTING GOODS 


HERFF JONES i 


1 SPORTING EQUIPMENT FOR 


COMPANY i 


1 GOODS ALL SPORTS 




WHOLESALE and RETAIL 




1027 S. Calhoun 


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 


Phone— A6375 




FT. WAYNE, INDIANA 


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Seventy-nine 



I see Great Things in the Future . . . 
. . . for You Seniors^^ 




For some of you the road ahead leads to 
college. For others, a place in business or 
industry. For the girls, perhaps, a career 
or a home . . . Regardless of your choice, 
opportunity lies ahead. Opportunity that 
in some way I helped make possible .... 
I'll always be at your side ready to help — 
ELECTRICALLY. 



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Indiana l M\ IVf ichigaiv 

ELECTRIC ^ ^ COMPANY 



COMPLIMENTS 
of 



FRYBACK'S ICECREAM 



BLUFFTON 



INDIANA