Otterbein Towers September 1946

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C^entennio-i^.J^c omecomin^ I ro^ram



Homecoming Play—“Susan and God”—High School Auditorium

8:15 P. M.


Coronation of the Homecoming Queen—Alumni Gymnasium............................... 9:30 a.


Parade—“One Hundred Years at Otterbein College”...................................................10:30 A. Forming at the Alumni Gymnasium


Non'Fraternity Luncheon—United Brethren Church................................................ 12:15p.


Sorority and Fraternity Homecoming Luncheons........................................................... 12:15

P. M.

TD....................To be announced Annex...............To be announced Country Club . .Masonic Temple Jonda........ 159 West Park Street Sphinx .............To be announced Zeta Phi...........To be announced

Arcady.............To be announced Arbutus............To be announced Greenwich . . . Worthington Inn Onyx .....................Lambert Hall Talisman ............... Beechwold Inn Owl.................. To be announced

Homecoming Football Game—Otterbein vs. Albion ........................................ .2:15

P. M.

Informal Open House at the President’s Home After the Game Ox Roast—West Campus and Alumni Gymnasium

5 :00

P. M.

Homecoming Play—^“Susan and God”—High School Auditorium


P. M.


A. M.


Morning Worship—United Brethren Church...................

A limited number of rooms are available to those who want to remain over night. First come first served! Give number in party and nights for which accommodations are desired. your alumni office.

Send requests to

A Cordial Invi+ation

A Word of Thanks

Tickets will be on sale on the campus all day for the Homecoming events. The climax of the day’s program will be the Ox Roast following the game. No reservations are necessary, and we hope every' one will plan to be on hand. You pay your money and eat all you want! No banquet program, but a great informal good time for all!

The Alumni Office says “Thank you” to the many people who have responded with information about our “lost” alumni and ex'Students. There is still a long list of Otterbein people for whom we have no addresses, and your continued interest will help us gather accurate data for the alumni reg' ister.



Published quarterly by the Alumni Council in the interests of alumni and friends. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office in Westerville. Ohio, under the act of Aug. 24. 1912.


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This is the year for which we have been looking with such keen anticipation — the Centennial year. This is the year when each of us will want to renew our faith in Otterbein and in the ideals for which she has stood for a century. This is the year for us to shuffle off any attitude of indifference which we may now possess and pledge anew our support and loyalty to our alma mater as she begins her second century. Great and glorious has been her past. Ours is a rich heritage. Every alumnus has ample reason to be justly proud of Otterbein College, for she stands



today along with the best of Christian liberal arts colleges. Her standing and prestige are shared with everyone who has entered her sacred halls or trod her campus walks. Upon each she has endeavored to leave a benediction of her rich spirit and time' honored traditions. •

Today she faces the future with confidence because her strength is the strength of her hundreds of sons and daughters and her prosperity is in their hands. Today she looks over her huge family and with justifiable pride says “It is well; Tm satisfied; They are mine.”



The young lady featured is the Centennial Homecoming queen, Barbara Bone, as she might have been dressed in 1847. The background pictures date back to the days when Otterbein was born. We are indebted to the following artists for use of certain pictures: The “Sewing Ma' chine,” Gayle Porter Hoskins: the “Iron Horse,” Stanley M. Arthurs; the “Spelling Bee,” Walter Stewart; the “Covered Wagon,” Frank E. Schoonover.

The Ketterlinus Lithographic Manufac'

turing Company gave us permission to use the “Mississippi Steamboat.” The art work was done by Otto Deuss of the Art Department of the Terry Engraving Company of Columbus.

THE PRESIDENT'S PAGE Dear Friends of Otterbein: In its 100th year, Otterbein College has its largest enrollment to date. There are 871 fulbtime students; total attendance will rise above 1000. Chapel services are being held in the United Brethren Church, and the large sanctuary is filled to capacity. This unprecedented attendance at Otterbein is part of the “educational bulge” which is common on college and university campuses just now. It is estimated that three million students will matriculate this year in American schools of higher education, which is more than twice the normal pre-war average. The unusual increase in college and university enrollments is attributed to five causes: (1) the return of veterans whose educational careers were delayed by the war; (2) economic prosperity which enables more families to send nonweteran sons and daughters to college; (3) a clearer reali2;ation that college training is of tremendous value in preparing for leadership; (4) the increasing demand for college trained men on the part of business and industry; (5) the pressure of labor unions and other groups to keep young people off the labor market as long as possible. College authorities are glad to serve as many students as possible, of course, but there are certain sobering factors to keep in mind. First, unless great care is exercised encyclopedic knowledge and academic drilling will take the place of real education. Oversized classes and crowded schedules will hinder the operation of many factors which are necessary for education at its best. Education is expected to produce character and culture, as well as stimulate intellectual attainment, and for such results there should be close contact between teacher and student and purposeful leisure to assimilate and evaluate classroom experiences. In the second place, the large influx of students places a severe strain on college finances. When Otterbein’s enrollment reaches 800, income from endowment is insufficient to fulfill the needs of the





“Education, in itself considered, is either right or wrong, and those engaged in promoting it are, so far as this work is concerned, doing right or they are doing wrong. If it is wrong, then it is the duty of the Church to exert her influence against it, not only by withdrawing her support, but by enjoining upon her members to separate themselves from it and by instructing her ministers in the sacred desk to raise their voices against it and not to cease their opposition until it shall have been driven

Dr. J. Gordon Howard, '22 Sixteenth President of Otterbein

college, and current funds must be used unduly to meet the demand. To complicate the picture, just at the time when income from college endowment is most needed, interest rates are exceedingly low. It is imperative that the Centennial Campaign be pushed vigorously and every possible dollar sub' scribed and paid. Anything short of the goal will be crippling. There always will be problems, and we can be glad for problems of growth and progress rather than of shrinkage and retreat. Furthermore we are confident of the friendship and cooperation of the finest constituency a college ever had. Homecoming this year, November 9, celebrat' ing our 100th year, will be a grand and glad occasion. The “welcome” sign will be conspicuous. Grads and their friends will find students and faculty ready for a big “Hello!” Homecoming this Centennial year should be the best ever. Plan now to be on hand for plenty of fun and fellowhip. —J. GORDON HOWARD






from the earth. If it is right, then it is the duty of the Church to engage in it so far as she is able. . . . “Today we commence our efforts and oh, let us labor and pray that it be not a feeble effort. Let us be united and concentrate our efforts. Let us feel as though we had a work to do in common with our sister churches— one which involves the interests of the American people, and let us ask the blessing of Him who holds the destinies of nations in His hands upon our labors, and success will crown our efforts.”—William R. Griffith, Principal



When the leaders of the Scioto Conference were seeking for a name for their new institution they finally decided to name it after the founder of the denomination, Phillip William Otterhein. Otterbein came to America from Germany in 1752 as a missionary of the Reformed Church. He preached in eastern Pennsylvania against the lifeless formality of the church of that day. Societies of converts sprang up. He had no intention of start' ing a new denomination but by 1780 there were so many of these societies that representatives met and organized the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. This new denomination was the first American'born church. Whereas the birthplace of the church was in the east, missionaries came west at an early date. Four years after the admission of Ohio into the union the first United Brethren society west of the Ohio River was organized by Andrew Zeller near Germantown, Ohio.

“Founder of Otterbein College” and “Father of Education in the United Brethren Church”— such are the titles and marks of distinction of Rev. Lewis Davis. Lewis Davis, a native of Virginia, had only eighteen months of formal education before becom' ing a minister in the United Brethren church in 1838. By diligent study he became one of the outstanding preachers in the Scioto Conference. Dr. Davis pleaded for the purchase of Blendon Seminary and became one of the first three trustees of Otterbein College. He served as the first financial agent while Principal Griffith headed the academic work. In 1850 Dr. Davis became the president and served until 1857 when he was elected a bishop of the church. After three years he was rc'elected president of the college and served from I860' 1871, the trying Civil War period. Dr. Davis was not only the president and responsible for the financial affairs of the college but he was also professor of mental and moral science. One of President Davis’ greatest contributions was the raising of $60,000.00 in endowment im' mediately following the Civil War and the raising of $35,000.00 for the erection of the present administration building.


After nearly a century and a half of organized endeavor the United Brethren church is to merge with the Evangelical Church, a denomination born about the same time and place and under similar circumstances. All obstacles toward organic union have been overcome and the union is to be officially consum' mated on November 16th at John' stown, Pennsylvania, where the uniting general conference is to be held. The ceremonies on that oc' casion will be the climax of sixteen years of intensive study and co' operation on the part of both denominations. The name of the new de' nomination will be the Evangelical United Brethren Church which will then be a denomination of approximately 750,000 members. At the present time, the United Brethren Church main' tains five colleges and one seminary and the Evangelical Church main' tains three colleges and two semi' n;iries. Our colleges are Otterbein at Westerville; Lebanon Valley at Annville, Pennsylvania; Indiana Central at Indianapolis, Indiana; York at York, Nebraska; and Shenandoah at Dayton, Virginia. The Evangelical colleges are Ab bright at Reading, Pennsylvania; North Central at Naperville, Illi' nois; and Western Union at Le' Mars, Iowa.

It was August 31, 1847. The stage driver was proud of his horses and determined that one of these time he would make the trip from Columbus to Westerville in an hour and a half. Today, however, two young ladies were passengers and he felt obliged to drive more care^ fully than usual. The dust was inches thick and rose in clouds about the “hack,” no matter how slowly he drove. He was glad the State Road had been cordu' royed for, although even that could not keep down the dust, it would be possible now for the stage to make the trip in winter without being mired down at every low place in the road. ___ _


After a short stop at Blendon Corners to pick up passengers from the east, he assisted the young ladies to their places and started on again. It was not far now to Westerville. Soon they passed Bishop’s Lane (now Walnut Street) which ran east to Walnut Creek. They could hear the frogs croaking in the pond on the west side of the road where the new sawmill stood. Finally they clattered across the white bridge over the little stream which found its source in the swamp and emptied into the pond south of the sawmill. More than the usual group were gathered in front of the store to see the stage arrive. There was great excitement in Westerville today, for the two young ladies in the coach were to be students at Otterbein University, scheduled to open the following day. Miss C. Murray, teacher in the Female De^ partment of the new school, met the new students at the door of the brick dormitory which was to be their home. She escorted them to their room where all was in readiness for their coming. New feather beds were piled high and new quilts covered their bed. Every lamp chimney was shining clean and the iron stove had been polished to shiny blackness in anticipation of the winter days to come. The young ladies considered themselves very fortunate to be permitted to enter this place of higher learning, for it was one of only two colleges in America open to women students. OPENING DAY

Eight students were present for the opening chapel service at 9:00 the next day, September 1, 1847. They gathered with the people of Wester^ ville and a few United Brethren who had journeyed to Westerville for the occasion because of their deep interest in establishing an institution of higher learning “for the benefit of the Church and all mankind.” Principal William R. Griffith delivered a stir' ring address on the opening day. There were also

portions of Scripture read and fervent prayers offered for the blessing and guidance of God in the new enterprise, that it might prove a blessing to the church and “promote the glory of God.” BLENDON SEMINARY

Westerville was a town of scarcely more than a dozen families when Otterbein opened her do<3rs for the first time. In 1838 Matthew and Peter Westervelt had donated 27 acres for the establish' ment of Blendon Young Men’s Seminary. Eight acres were used for the main campus and the balance was plotted to be sold as town lots. Two buildings were erected, the first a twO'Storey frame building 44 feet by 26 feet, containing a chapel, a library room, three recitation rooms, and a bell cupola. More ambitious was the three^storey brick dormitory structure, which was 66 feet long and 28 wide. Blendon Young Men’s Seminary had a short existence, for the founding of Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware in 1842 withdrew the support of the Methodists of the territory and the school was closed in 1845 burdened with a debt of $1,300. It was by assuming this debt that the United Brethren were given the property and the right to establish thereon the institution of higher learning later known as Otterbein College. "OnERBEIN UNIVERSITY"

The founders of Otterbein were completely inexperienced in educational matters, but their earnestness of purpose compensated for their lack of knowledge. Rev. Lewis Davis, first president of Otterbein and called the “father of higher education in the United Brethren Church,” later told of the naming of the institution. “Otterbein University of Ohio was suggested. We thought of college. We did not just know the difference between a college and a university. We thought, somehow, that a university meant more than a college; so we took it all in and called it Otterbein University.” The name was changed to “Otterbein College” in 1917. The stage coach which had brought the first students to Otterbein made regular trips every second day to Columbus. It was not until three years later that the first “iron horse” made its appearance in Columbus, and gas light was a new and wonderful discovery that the cracker^barrel philosophers in the general store declared would “never last.” It was not until a quarter of a century later that Westerville could boast of street lights. A pioneer town on the border of the W^est, an eight'acre tract of land with two buildings, two teachers opening a “University” for the eight students who came that first day — such was the humble beginning of Otterbein College.

The Editor Speakin g— It is a great privilege to be editor of an alumni magazine in a year like this. This honor comes to but few people. Honors bring responsibilities and I and my capable associates, Mrs. William Bale and Mrs. Ralph Smith, gladly accept the responsibility of bringing to you this Centennial year the story of Otterbein’s achievements over the century, her plans for a glorious celebration and her outlook for what promises to be an even greater future. Let us suggest that you keep the four issues of TOWERS this year for they will be your Centennial souvenir publications. There is a possibility that the June issue will be enlarged and made a special Centennial number, but you will want to keep all issues this anniversary year.

Wade S. Miller Director, Centennial Program

Our alumni office is here to serve you. Please, therefore, do not hesitate to call upon us during this year for any favors we can render. When you come to the campus this year, as I am sure you will, drop in our office for a little chat and sign the new big Centennial register. -Wade S. Miller

Weic ome Homecomers —

Louis A. Weinland, '30 President, Alumni Council

Homecoming this year will be the biggest and most important in the history of Otterbein. It is the climactic year in the life of the college and every Otterbein person who can possibly make it will be here to celebrate with his friends. Those who were in Service have been dreaming of this Homecoming for a long time. There will be nearly nine hundred students to greet you. More men are out for football this year than the total male enrollment two years ago. There can be no doubt that we will have the most beautiful queen, the most elaborate parade, the best football game, the biggest bull sessions, and the classiest play. The Homecoming ox roast will be an interesting innovation. On behalf of the Alumni Council I want to welcome you to the day’s festivities. —Louis A. Weinland

The Keys to the City —

Howard W. Elliott, '15 Mayor, City of Westerville

Here at Westerville, Ohio, and Otterbein College are things that you just cannot put down in writing, or in pictures. Especially does this seem true at “Fall Homecoming.” There is the blaze of fall colors, the decorated Fraternity Houses, the painted streets with footsteps, twenty feet long leading down College Avenue to the Ad Building. Then there is the Homecoming football game with Albion, the crowii' ing of the Homecoming Queen, the luncheons, the parties, the many meetings of old friends. Forming a stage and background for all of the above-mentioned activities is the Village of Westerville. We as its citizens are indeed proud of Otterbein College and we assure you that we will do everything in our power to make you feel at home here during Homecoming week end. All we ask is that you avail yourself of the opportunity to visit again with us. The keys of the “quiet peaceful village” are yours. Make use of them November the 9th, 1946. —Howard W, Elliott

ALL ROADS LEAD TO WESTERVILLE IN 1946-47 Three Major Celebrations Planned CENTENNIAL HOMECOMING. NOVEMBER 9 The first great event of the Centennial year will be the Homecoming celebration on November 9. The day starts with the crowning of the Queen in the Alumni Gymnasium at 9:30 A.M. This ceremony will be fob lowed by a historical parade, “One Hundred Years at Otterbein College,” which will form at the Gymnasium and cover the main streets of Westerville.

the Church'Related Liberal Arts College in the Conflict between Nationalism and Internationalism.” Speakers for this special occasion will be announced in the next issue of your Towers.


Ample time has been reserved for sorority and fra' ternity luncheons at 12:15, with no other event scheduled until time for the football game with Albion at 2:15. Lunch will be served at the United Brethren Church also during that time.

The year will reach its highest peak for alumni in the Commencement celebration next June. Beginning on Thursday evening, June 5, with the first performance of a historical drama depicting significant episodes in the his' tory of Otterbein, the period of celebrat'on will extend through the Centennial Conmencement on Monday, June 9.

A Homecoming innovation which hearkens back to the days of the founding fathers is the Ox Roast after the football game. This event will be held on the West Campus and in the Alumni Gym, where an informal program will be held under the leadership of “The Inquir' ing Reporter.” Students, alumni and friends will join in a good old'fashioned get'together. You’ll see every' body there!

The program on Friday will include Open House in all departments of the college, historical exhibits showing the growth of the college program in its many phases, the senior class day program, a revival of Open Sessions in the four Literary Societies, and Open House in the sor' orities and fraternities.

CENTENNIAL FOUNDERS' DAY. APRIL 25 and 26 The second event in the Centennial celebration will be the two'day conference to be held on April 25 and 26 in commemoration of the date of the first trustees’ meet' ing on April 26, 1847. The program of the first day will be of especial in' terest to church leaders, the second to educators. The theme of the conference will be “The Responsibility of

SOUVENIR PLATES Here is a bit of Otterbein to keep as a reminder of the great days of this year. Made of the red clay of Otter' bein’s campus, these plates are hand fashioned and hand decorated by Graylor Studio and are on sale by the Westerville A.A.U.W. The price is $2.50. Mrs. J. Russell Norris, 49 West Main Street, Westerville, will take your order. The plates are approxi' mately 7V2 inches in diameter and come in three color combinations: (1) the color of the natural clay as it shows through the transparent glaze, with white lettering, (2) white back' ground with the natural clay lettering, and (3) white background with blue lettering.

Exhibits and conducted tours of the campus will be continued on Saturday morning. Athletic events and a tea by the Westerville Otterbein Woman's Club for all campus visitors will feature the afternoon’s program, with class reunions being held at the Alumni Banquet in the evening, followed by the second performance of the Cen' tennial drama. Sunday, June 8, will be devoted to the Baccalaureate ' service, a tea given by President and Mrs. Howard for all campus guests, musical programs, and a World Wide Ser' vice Program by the YMCA and YWCA. Centennial Commencement will be held at 10:00 on Monday, June 9.

Homecoming Queens — Past and Present It is probable that from the second year of Otterbein’s existence, former students “came home’’ to the campus to meet their friends at certain times in the year. No doubt these gatherings first took place at the commencement season. We are not sure just when the first fall Homecoming was held, but we find records of Homecomings from the time the first Tan and Cardinal was printed in 1917. Old timers will no doubt tell us that they were held long before that. The Homecoming in 1921 was a significant one, for it was the year of the Diamond Jubilee. Elaborate four^page invitations were sent out, a program befitting the occasion was presented, and a welcoming committee was on hand to meet all visitors at the trolley. Standing: Barbara Bone; seated: Marilyn Steiner, Alice Walter, Lee Guernsey

From her Majesfy — Greetings to all Alumni and friends: I wish to welcome you to this, our biggest and best

A football game has always been a feature of the fall Homecoming celebrations, but it was not until 1933 that a queen was elected to reign over the festivities. She was Miss Marjorie Bowser, a sophomore. Thus was a tradition inaugurated. Marjorie was succeeded by her sister Louise the following year.

Homecoming. There will be the largest crowd in Otterbein’s history here this Centennial Year, and we want you to come and enjoy the activities of the day with us. We, the student body, have been looking forward to this Home' coming with much anticipation. Now since that day is approaching, we want our friends to share these festivities with us.

I \now you will not want to miss this eventful

day, which will remain in your memory for years to come. Barbara Bone Marjorie Bowser Goddard, '36

The first Homecoming queen is now Mrs. James Goddard, wife of a doctor in Mt. Victory, Ohio, and the mother of three children. Louise is now Mrs. Denton Elliott. She recently resigned her position as secretary to the dean of women at Ohio State University to accompany her husband to Plattsburg, New York, where he will teach at Champlain College.

Louise Bowser Elliott, '37

Queens for a Day 1935— Gladys McFeeley (Mrs. Elmer N. Funkhouser»

Jr.) 1936— Doris Ann Brinkman (Mrs. Paul Freeman) 1937— Mary Ellen Kraner (Mrs. Glen Poff) 1938— Mary Lou Plymale (Mrs. John E. Smith) 1939— Mary Alice Kissling (Mrs. B. Floyd Davis) 1940— Betty Anglemyer (Mrs. George Curry) 1941— Vivian Peterman (Mrs. Robert Schmidt) 1942— Julia Thomas

(Mrs. Robert Morris) 1943— Gwen Blum

(Mrs. George Garrison) 1944^—Marilyn Shuck 1945—Juanita Gardis

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With the largest football squad in Otterbein s history Coaches George Novotny and Red” Bailey expect to put on the field every Saturday a team which will more than hold its own against competitors of its class. The Tan and Cardinal eleven got off to a good start by holding a strong West Virginia University team to a 13'7 score. Otterbein was supposed to be a breather for the Mountaineers but only a touchdown in the last few min' utes saved them from a tie score. At any rate Otterbein gained a “moral victory.” The game with Detroit Tech proved to be a field day for the Novotny'Bailey Head Football Coach coached team as it ran up a 57'0 score. The score might have been much higher had not the second and third teams played most of the second half. At this early date no conference titles are predicted for six more games remain and anything can happen when Otterbein plays such teams as Denison Heidelberg, or Capital. On the other hand the Cardinals are not conceding that there is a better team on their schedule and each will be taken in succession. Win draw, or lose, you will see a great, hard hitting, fast charging team any time yoii see the boys in action. GEORGE NOVOTNY

The Homecoming opponent will be Albion, the team which was one of the toughest opponents played last year. A good game is assured—and there will be no waiting for admission as last year. The game will be played on the high school field We still need to sell 407 seats to make the stadium project a reality but we are confident that all will be sold in the near future. If you have not bought your seat as yet, come prepared to do so at Homecoming. Front row. left to risht: Powless. Davis, Bailey. Housum. Pfieiger. Perkins. Hulet Sprout. Wallace, Zarbaugh, Simmons. Weber

Pickelsimer. Rousch, Ruyan, Mehl, Sorrell, Messick. Evans. Broughman.

Third row: Coach Novotny'

Fuller. McGee. Belt. Kennedy. Harris. Haff, Brockett, Elliott, Tuck. Young, Wintringham Mead. Coach Bailey.


Second row; J. Miller. Smith. Petti. Clark Agler Hart

Fourth row: Troop. Keller. Dale. Rees. Dart. Paul. Monn. Bradfield. Cooper!



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Professional Baseball teams as secretary president.

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R. Miller, Norman, Smith, Hardin, Osbourne, Castrodale.

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Athletics proper began at Otterbein in the fall of 1889. Robert E. Spear, Princeton scholar and athlete, visited the college and explained the game of football. Most of the boys caught the “fever" and determined to be represented on the gridiron. But they had no football! A stu­ dent, Ernest S. Barnard, succeeded in raising $4.00 with which the first foot­ ball was purchased. Two games were played in 1890 and both games were lost. These defeats stirred up the Otterbein students who sent to Dayton and hired a Mr. A. L. Arts, an old Dartmouth player, who coached the boys for a week in several FRANCIS "RED" BAILEY, *43 inches of snow. Assistant Faotball Coach The following year Otterbein play­ ed Ohio State and won 42-6. Denison, one of the teams to which they lost the year before, was also defeated. The character of play is indicated by an article appearing in the “Aegis" in October, 1891, as follows: “We believe in playing to win. Football is a rough game and our advice is to play it rough.



been appropriately called


Father of

was to Harvard or Dashiel to Lehigh After his graduation from Otterbein orts editor of the Columbus Dispatch,

During his four years as a student “Rev" Barnard did more for athletics than any other man at Otterbein. He did not play much but he was a close student of the game and of the rules. Most of the time he officiated at football and baseball games. In 1895, the year following his graduation, “Rev " was appointed coach and sports took on new life. Otterbein again defeated Ohio State and won from Ohio Wesleyan, Ohio Medical, and U. S. A. Barracks in Columbus. The team lost to Kenyon and in the last game played at Dayton against Denison. The game was called on account of darkness with Otterbein on the Denison three-yard line with the score tied. Sports, too, had humble beginnings at Otterbein.

mty'four years with the Cleveland , vice president, business manager and 1931 he was president of the Amer^


into Baseball's Hall of Fame. A truly ma mater.

This is the 1891 football squad. First row, left to right: O. O. Zehring, C. B. Stoner, L. A. Thompson; Second row: Streich, E. S. Barnard, M. B. Hippard, J. A. Barnes, F. J. Resler, J. C. Mosshammer, Will Doherty: Third row: L. L. Barnard, "Caesar" Garst; Fourth row: J. D. Reibel, M. B. Fanning, A. T. Howard, J. O. Horine, John Koepke, M. P. Bennett.


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20.00 10.00 80.00 20.00 20.00 5.00 20.00 55.00 125.00 60.00 456.00 120.00 290.00 185.00 4,356.00 45.00 40.00 600.00 335.00 75.00 305.00 79.00 110.00 265.00 246.00 301.00 280.00 277.00 425.00 1,522.00 185.00 445.00 285.00 480.00 280.00 294.00 75.00 390.00 665.00 936.00 835.00 456.00 495.00 675.00 679.00 330.00 293.50 247.00 130.00


50.00 700.00 110.00 5.00 362.50 150.00 1,600.00 60.00 350.00 117.50 100.00 1,670.00 1,575.00 25.00 25.00 362.50 155.00 620.00 10.00 117.50 270.00 15.00 50.00 350.00 395.00 800.00 263.33 162.50 237.50 275.00 250.00 150.00 250.00 667.50 210.00 312.50 434.00 50.00 110.00 105.00 196.50 8.33

1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 22,000.00

2,500.00 3,500.00 3,500.00 11,500.00 500.00 500.00 1,000.00 500.00

500.00 li500.00 1,000.00 500.00 1,500.00 1,000.00 500.00 3,500.00 1,500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,500.00 500.00





10.00 1,580.00 45.00 1,020.00 1,105.00 1,070.00 1,755.00 2,310.00 110.00 2,843.50 370.00 2,505.00 1,275.00 30,831.00 722.50 215.00 5,065.00 5,620.00 4,285.00 12,040.00 816.50 1,445.00 1,560.00 1,288.50 1,798.50 888.50 1,217.00 2,007.50 17,849.50 932.50 3,580.00 1,220.83 7,886.50 917.50 1,914.00 687.50 1,909.25 4,937.50 3,849.50 2,874.25 2,098.50 1,588.33 5,176.50 2,271.50 855.25 1,141.50 895.75 489.33

2 3 1 1 3 3 3 6 5 5 17 5 6 8 6 4 4 14 8 12 10 8 10 13 10 13 12 12 19 21 16 24 16 20 21 20 7 26 25 41 27 31 30 31 29 27 33 24 8



Construction Delayed

Give Up To Tour IS Per Cent

In sixty days another calendar year will come to a close and you will have to reckon with the income tax man. Have you given to worthy causes up to 15% of your income? The law allows you to claim that much as legitimate deductions. Consider a gift to Otterbein before the year’s end. That provision was made so that benevolent'minded individuals might help worthy institutions with money which is tax free. Consult a lawyer or tax expert if you are not sure how the law operates.

Although permission was secured from the Civilian Production Administration to build the stadium, construction had to be delayed due to lack of funds. The trustees have learned the hard way that no construction should be started until the money is in hand. To date slightly over three fourths of the funds required are available and it is hoped that the balance can be raised in the next few months so that construction can begin early next spring and the Memorial Stadium completed for use next fall. If the money can be raised in time, perhaps the corner stone laying ceremonies can be conducted as a part of the Centennial celebration next June. With the large student body a stadium is all the more necessary. It has been necessary to play all home games this year on the high school field in order to have adequate seating.

LIBRARY GIFTS Seventy'three men and women have joined the Century Club — the group making possible the new Centennial library. Many of the seventy^three have given their gifts in memory of friends or loved ones and this is a most worthy way to perpetuate their memory. Others have given in honor or in appreciation of some friend or friends. In several instances members of families have combined their gifts to make up the one thousand dollars. In many cases individuals have divided their payments over several years claiming income tax deductions each year. Pledges will still be accepted on this basis although this is the Centennial year. Can we yet find twenty'seven men and women among our alumni and former students who will join the Century Club?

This is an earnest appeal that all those who have not yet bought a seat do so before the end of this year. Frankly, the number contributing has been somewhat disappointing. It was felt that every alumnus and former student could with but little sacrifice buy at least one seat. On the contrary less than half have done so. The project is so worthy and the asking is so small. Aren’t there 407 more alumni who will contribute $20.00 each during this Centennial year? All gilts count on the Memorial Stadium and as Centennial contributions.


No. in Class

No. of Contributors

GIVING Alumni Fund

BY Memorial Stadium

$363.00 $320.00 23 86 1933 ............. 610.00 163.00 26 69 1934 ............. 335.00 139.50 20 65 1935 ........... 176.00 164.50 19 53 1936, 175.00 189.50 19 ............. 61 1937, *) j 230.00 789.50 55 1938 354.00 355.00 21 ........... 49 1939 230.00 269.50 22 60 1940, ........... 199.00 145.00 19 ........... 57 1941 129.50 338.00 25 61 1942, ........... 280.00 398.50 28 88 1943 ........... 205.00 293.50 25 78 1944, ........... .... Contributed in student campaign for natatorium. 1945, .... Contributed in student campaign for natatorium. 1946. and 1948 ex'Students. 1947 3,307.50 Contributed by Veterans 3,033.77 Other Friends Total ................2,740


$ 47,289.83

$ 31,871.77

CLASSES Westerville Goal

$35.00 5.00 75.00 350.00 202.50


Library and Special



12.50 62.50




$1,218.00 778.00 549.50 940.50 566.00 1,019.50 709.00 512.00 344.00 790.00 678.50 603.50

No. Paying Alumni Dues

25 16

22 21 19

22 23 27 24

22 25 19

21 5 3 3,307.50

$ 14,684.66

$ 74,500.00



The Architect's Conception of Barlow Hall We present here for the first time the architect's conception of what the new Barlow Hall will look like. It will be remembered that Mr. Shauck E. Barlow left $240,000 in his will for Otterbein and the trustees have earmarked that fund for a new dormitory for women and a new dining hall adequate to accommodate our largest alumni dinners. Barlow Hall will be built on the lot directly east of Cochran and will be connected in the way shown in the drawing. The dining hall will not be in the dormitory but will be connected to and extend south from the new dormitory. The new additions will be modern in every respect and will furnish much needed facilities. Cochran is also to be renovated as soon as possible. How soon construction can begin has not been decided. At present materials are not available and when they are on the market the costs may be prohibitive.



Library Gifts ........................ $100,000 Incentive Gifts .................... 100,000 Churches ............................... 3 30,000 Westerville ....................... 15,000 Alumni ................. 53,000 Stadium Alumniand Friends .. 42,000

% Pledged

Amt. Pledged

73 21 100 280 100

$ 73,220 21,000 3 30,000 42,035 53,000





ENROLLMENT FACTS FOR 1946 Seniors ......... Juniors ......... Sophomores . Freshmen . .. Special .........

Men ........................................ 42 ........................................ 54 ........................................ 116 ........................................ 317 ........................................ 4

Women 60 41 98 128



102 95 214 445 15

533 338 871 The above do not include the special music students numbering approximately 100.

Three Otterbein graduates have re^ cently been appointed to the staffs of the Associated Colleges of Upper New York. These are newly established schools for the training of veterans and others in New York. Making use of military reservations for the purposes, the state has opened Champlain Cob lege at Plattsburg, Sampson College at G neva and Mohawk College at Utica. Mrs. Nora W. Porter, '06, will be an instructor in English at Sampson College. She retired last June from her position as instructor in English at Otterbein, where she had formerly served also as dean of women. Louis A. Weinland, '30, resigned his pos-'tion as research chemist at Ohio State University to accept the position of associate professor of chemistry at Champlain College. Denton W. Elliott, '37, is employed at Champlain College as instructor in chemistry and physical education. “Dennv” was discharc^^d last spring from Naval service, and has been en' gaged since that time in completing work for his master’s degree at Oh’o State University. He and his wife (Louise Bowser, ’37) have been living in Columbus, where she formerly served as secretary to the dean of women at Ohio State.

Meet New Members of the Otterbein Faculty With a fulbtime enrollment of more than 850, an enlarged faculty became a necessity this year. Presented herewith are the new members who assumed their duties with the opening of Otterbein s one hundredth year. Carol Rhode back Krumm

Robert Price

Grace Beckwith

Associate Professor of English

Assistant Professor of Home Economics

Assistant Librarian

B.A., Denison University M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

B.A., Ohio State University M.Sc., Ohio State University

B.A., Capital University B.L.S., Western Reserve University William Cramer Instructor in Music

Dorothy Frazier

Harold L. McMillan Associate Professor of Education

B.A., Houghton College M.A., Ohio State University

Instructor in Elementary Education

B.Sc. in Education, Ohio State University M.A., Ohio State University

B.Sc. in Education, Ohio State University M.A., Ohio State University Joanna Hetzler

Assistant to the Treasurer B.A., Otterbein College Walter R. Bailey

George Novotny

Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education

B.A., Otterbein College Graduate work at Ohio State University

B.S., Ohio State University Graduate work at Ohio State University

John A. Smith Departmental Assistant in Languages and Debate Coach

B.A., Otterbein College

Part'time instructors include: Lavelle Rosselot, ’33, and Lena May Wilson, in languages; Mrs. Lewis Steinmetz (Ethel Shelley, ’31) and Norman Dohn, ’43, English; Granville Hammond, '40, Education; Mrs. Paul B. Anderson, Speech; Mrs. Karl Plrnlacher (Ann J. Hovermale, ’45), Chemistry; and Richard O. Gantz, ex ’43, Business Administration.


The Otterbein Faculty of 1866

Seated, left to right: Professor S. B. Allen. Doctor Lewis Davis, Mrs. Lizzie K. Miller. dent from 1872-86) Doctor Thomas McFadden and Professor J. E. Guitner.

Standing: Doctor H. A. Thompson (Presi­


One thousand ten persons have sent their dues — $2.00 for single persons and $3.00 if both man and wife attended Otterhein. Payment of your dues this year will entitle you to the big new alumni register. DR. YABE FUND

Contributions totaling $121.00 from eleven persons have been received for Dr. Yabe. (See page four of the last TOWERS.) The money is being sent to him through Kenneth Bunce. Further contributions will be accepted. TAN AND CARDINAL

Would you like to subscribe to the T and C during this Centennial year? It will be a weekly publication and the sub­ scription rate is $2.00. Send your subscription to Jack Marks, Editor. CLASS REUNIONS

There will be reunions of all college classes next June. Plan to be present. You won’t be around for the Bi-centennial. PICTURES, RELICS, DOCUMENTS

But little response has been received to our several requests for items of historical interest. Such relics will be kept perma­ nently in the historical room of the new library. THE OX ROAST

Even though this is our one hundredth year we are not looking for a century-old ox. He will be a yearling and plenty juicy. You won’t want to miss this unique event. A NEW COLLEGE YELL

On Tuesday, November 25, 1890, the first college yell was adopted. Here it is. Try it. WHOOP, HIP, WHOOP WHOO! O.U.! O.U.! HI, O, MINE! OT-TER-BEIN! WHOOP! HIP! WHOO! THE SIBYL

The SIBYL staff is planning to include many items of historical interest in this year’s book. The price will be $4.00. Send subscriptions to the TOWERS editor or to Roberta Armstrong, Editor, The Sibyl. THE PLAY

The play promises to be especially good. Don’t miss it. It is being given two nights so there will be plenty of good seats.

Ralph W. Smith. '12

A 33rd Degree Mason Ralph W. Smith,'12, received the 3 3rd degree, the highest in Masonry, at the 134th annual meeting of the Supreme Council of the Northern Ma­ sonic Jurisdiction of the Ancient^ and Accepted Scottish Rite, in Pittsburgh on September 25th. Mr. Smith was Illustrious Master of Zabud Council in 1916, Worshipful Master of Blendon Lodge in 1919 and High Priest of Horeb Chapter in 1923. He was director of the Super Excellent Master degree of Zabud Council for many years, and has represented the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri near the Grand Chapter of Ohio since 1934. Recently he was appointed Grand Guard of the Grand Chapter of Ohio. His activities in the Scottish Rite bodies of the Valley of Columbus date back to 1913, the •first year of his membership. In later years his work has centered in the Rose Croix d-egree, the eighteenth, having served as Junior Warden of Columbus Chapter for six years. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Helen Ensor, ’18) live in Westerville. Their son, John, is a graduate of Otterbein in the class of 1944 and son Paul is a fresh­ man in the college. Mr. Smith is an examiner of insurance companies.

At Atom Bomb Tests Two Otterbein men were chosen to be on the scene of the recent atomic bomb tests. Captain Roland P. Steinmetz, ’39, saw both “A” and “B” tests as an Air Corps photographer. He flew as an automatic control over­ seer in a C-54, at a height of 12,000 feet and at a distance of 12 miles from the center of the target array. Allen Bartlett, ex ’44, wrote a series of articles for the Westerville Public Opinion describing the elaborate prep­ arations necessary and the final results. He was one of the scientists assigned to a ship 20 miles from the center.

FROM 1899 and 1894—Otterbein romances are really lasting. Rev. and Mrs. Ralph W. Kohr,’94 (Josephine Longshore, ex '99), celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on September 8 in Wester-, ville. 1917—Rev. Joseph O. Todd, '17, who has been pastor of the Pilgrim Congregational Church at Worcester, Massachusetts for the past eleven years, has resigned that position to ac­ cept the pastorate of the First Congre­ gational Church at Sonoma, California. He has been active in the civic and re­ ligious organizations of the city and was president of the Worcester Minis­ ters’ Union. 1921—Rev. Orr A. Jaynes has re­ cently received the M.A. degree from Wayne University, Detroit. He has spent the past several years as a chaplain in the United States Army. 1926—The new head of the history department at Clarion State Teachers' College, Clarion, Pennsylvania, is Dr. S. E. Slick, ex ’26. He completed his undergraduate study at the University of Missouri and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pitts­ burgh. 1928— Dr. Louis W. Norris, ’28, has accepted a position as professor of philosophy at Depauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. He has been as­ sociate professor of philosophy and vice president of Baldwin Wallace College for the past several years.


pation of Japan. He is employed by the War Department as Chief of Re­ ligions of the General Headquarters of General MacArthur’s staff. He had served in a similar capacity as a lieu­ tenant commander in the Navy prior to his discharge last June. His wife (Alice Shively, ’33) and three children expect to join him as soon as trans­ portation red tape can be cut. Ken­

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neth was recently awarded the Legion of Merit citation for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the perform­ ance of outstanding services in Japan. According to the citation, he “exhibit­ ed outstanding competence and re­ sourcefulness in the formulation and execution of measures to remove mili­ tarism and ultra-nationalism from Jap­ anese life and establish and safeguard freedom of religion.”

1931— Dorothy Sowers,’31, was a summer visitor on the campus. She has been a teacher for the Presbyterian Board of National Missions in Albuuerque. New Mexico, for the past 1929— Phil Charles,’29, has been ap­ ve years. She will work in New York pointed Secretary of the newly es­ City as a secretary with the Board of tablished Philippine War Damage Foreign Missions until late winter, Commission in Washington and will leave for Manila in November. The when she will go to India to teach in a school for the children of mission­ work is expected to take about five aries for the next three years. years to complete, and Mrs. Charles (Dorothea Flickinger, ex ’32) and their 1932— We keep hearing very com­ children will journey to the new re­ public as soon as living accommoda­ plimentary things about the work of Carl C. Byers,’32, Superintendent of tions can be found. Phil was with the Schools at Parma, Ohio. He is the State Department for four years, the author of an imposing handbook en­ Tennessee Valley Authority for one titled “Looking Forward with Parma year and the Securities and Exchange Schools,” is famous in civic organiza­ Commission for eleven years, during four of which he held the position of tions for his lecture "He Who Laughs -—Lasts,” and has published a number Director of Personnel. of books and articles for educational journals, including “Is the Teaching 1930— “Bob” Keyes,’30, was recent­ Profession at the Crossroads?” pub­ ly elected a member of the Westerville lished in the August, 1946, School School Board. He is in the automobile Board Journal. He was a keynote business in Westerville. speaker at the 41st convention of the W. Frederic Miller, ’30, is the new Ohio Congress of Parents and Teach­ Associate Minister of the First Presby­ ers in Columbus the last week ’n Sep­ tember. terian Church at Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. W. Kenneth Bunce, ’30, holds the highest civilian rating in the occu­


speech department at Baylor Univer­ sity, Waco, Texas, She has been teach­ ing for the past several years at Miami University. John Shively,’33, has been appointed to the position of Chief of the Japan­ ese Section, Division of Orientalia of the Library of Congress in Washing­ ton. He and Mrs. Shively (Beulah Feightner,’33) and their two children are making their home in Arlington, Virginia. John was released in June from the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve as a lieutenant colonel after five and a half years of service at Pearl Harbor, New Georgia, Peleliu, Okinawa, and Japan. During that period he super­ vised the procurement and training of J^anese language officers for the Marine Corps and assisted in a similar program for the Chinese Language officers. He served as language-intelli­ gence officer on the staffs of Admiral Halsey, General Julian C. Smith, Gen­ eral Holland M. Smith, General Simon B. Buckner and General Roy S. Geiger. The September issue of Recreation carries an article by LaVelle Rosselot, ’33, entitled “Dream and Produce.” LaVelle is teaching part time in the language department at Otterbein this year. Dr. John Alan Smith, ’33, has ac­ cepted a position as resident physician at the Ryder Memorial Hospital at Humacao, Puerto Rico, serving with the American Missionary Association under the Federated Churches of America. He will be accompanied by his wife (Virginia Norris, ’36). 1934— Merlin Smelker, ’34, has re­ cently begun a new job as economist for the Bureau of the Budget in Washington, D. C. Charles W. Botts, ’34, has resigned his position on the Otterbein faculty to accept a position as associate pro­ fessor of bacteriology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. “Chad” re­ turned last spring to civilian life after serving as instructor in bacteriology in the Sanitary Corps of the U. S. Army. 1935— ^The music department of the Chillicothe Public Schools is being ex­ panded and revised under the direc­ tion of Richard Whittington, ’35, sup­ ervisor of the system. Piano courses will be offered in all elementary schools and classes in harmony and theory are being offered in the high school.

1936— Dr. Samuel R. Ziegler has 1933— Dorothy Hanson writes that been chosen as head of the new she has accepted a position in the $150,000 Mission Hospital at Espan-

ola, New Mexico. He has recently re' turned from three years of service with the Army Medical Corps, during which time he saw action in the Phil' ippines and later was in charge of an Army Hospital in Japan. Mrs. Ziegler (Isabel Howe,'40) and their two sons will accompany the new chief physi' cian and surgeon. The hospital was donated to the United Brethren Home Missionary Society by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Pack, whose son, Vernon, is a freshman at Otterbein this year. 1938— A new fabric better than ny' Ion is one of the projects on which Dr.' John Flanagan, '38, is working as a re' search chemist in the Pioneering Re' search Section of the DuPont Rayon Department. He and his wife (Betty Bercaw,’40) are now living in Buffalo, New York. John was engaged in atomic bomb research for the past three years. Dr. Emerson C. Shuck, '38, was named director of a newly created graduate school at Bowling Green State University in July. Emerson is a member of the English department teaching staff at the University, where he has served since 1943. Mrs. Shuck is the former Sarah Beidleman, '38. A feature of the Ohio State Uni' versity convocation in the stadium on Sept. 25th was the group singing led by George D. Curts, '38, who only a few months ago was leading a glee club on Guam. George is a grad' uate student in pharmacy. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1942 before entering the Navy. 1939— Ralph Ernsberger, '39, accepted a position on the production staff of the Eli Lilly Company, Ethni' cal Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to the medical profession in Indianapolis. He was formerly a chemical engineer with the Carbide and Carbon Chemh cals Corporation, Charleston, W. Va. Paul Ziegler, '39, was recently awarded the Cincinnati Milling Ma' chine Company Fellowship at the Uni' versity of Cincinnati. He is pursuing graduate study there in the depart' ment of chemistry. 1941—George Needham has accept' ed a position as minister of music at the First Methodist Church in Okmuh gee, Oklahoma. He is director of three choirs and in charge of recreation and young people's work. Donald Mosholder, '41, is employ' ed as a case worker by the Prince George’s County Welfare Board at Hyattsville, Maryland. 1942—It sounds like a big job for Ross Wilhelm, ex '42, who has the title of assistant personnel officer for Region VIII of the FPHA, covering the states of Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The region' al office employs fifteen hundred people. Ross lives in Cleveland. 1942—Lester K. Halverson, '42, is co'author of a paper to be presented

before the American Petroleum Insti' tute which meets in Chicago in No' vember. He is a research chemist in petroleum for the Pan American Re' fining Company, Texas City, Texas. 1942 and 1943—Rev. and Mrs. Rudy Thomas, '43 (Reta LaVine, ’42), have moved to Columbus where Rudy is serving as associate pastor of the Cen' tral Community Church. He formerly served as assistant minister of the First United Brethren Church in Dayton for two years and as general program chairman for the Dayton YMCA for two years. 1943— Mrs. James Wood (Lois Smathers, ’43), is teaching third grade at the Longfellow School, Westerville. 1944— The “Collegian Beauty Nook’’ in Westerville has a new owner and manager. She is Mrs. Richard Fields (Doris Boyer, ex ’44). Doris' husband is a student at Otterbein following his army service. 1946—Catherine Barnhart has sign' ed a contract with the Columbus Phil' harmonic Orchestra as a cellist. She played with the orchestra last year on a part time basis, being promoted from a beginner’s place to the third chair. The Ohio State University Graduate Scholarship offered annually to the outstanding senior of a college was awarded to Jane Bentley, who will study psychology there this year. Carl Butterbaugh is preaching at the four churches of the Pickaway Circuit near Circleville. Josephine Case has accepted a po' sition as teacher of home economics at the Randolph Township School, En' glewood, Ohio. See our Cupid's Capers column for news of Carol Clark. Bob Cornell spent the summer as recreational director at the municipal park in Westerville and has now as' sumed his new duties as coach at Sun' bury High School. Margery Ewing Entsminger is living with her ex'soldier husband in Char' leston. West Virginia.


Waldo High School claims the ser' vices of Minetta Hoover, whose home is in Sunbury. Dorothy Everly Hiatt is teaching at Centerberg. Her husband is attend' ing Otterbein and teaching on a part' time basis at Centerburg. Helen Hebbeler is putting the West Carrolton High School girls through calisthenics. Bob Katase has entered medical school in Philadelphia. A new member of the biological re' search department of the Park Davis Company is Dorothy Kohberger, also of the class of '46. Dorothy is living in Detroit. Esther Learish has taken a new name, Mrs. Ralph Watrous, and is liv' ing in Dayton. Commuting between Westerville and Dayton is the weekly assignment of Harold Lyman, who is attending Bonebreak Seminary. Carl Robinson is also in school at the Seminary. Mrs. Harold Cordle (Jacque Mc' Calla) is living in Centerburg. Westerville still proves an interest' ing place for Marian McNaught, who is serving as secretary to Prof. Horace W. Troop in his law office. Irene Parker is working as a labor' atory technician in Grace Hospital in Detroit. Carol Peden is teaching at Miamis' burg. East Atlantic Beach, New York, is the home of Mrs. Frank Hart (Renee Schecter). Bob and Vivian Schmidt are living at Portsmouth where Bob is employed at the Y.M.C.A. James Sheridan has been employed as a clerk at the Citizens Bank in Westerville. Evalou Stauffer is teaching home economics at New Paris, Ohio. Hazel Stouffer is busy being Mrs. William Secrist. Dick Strang will teach instrumental music in the Worthington High School.


Rooms in Westerville are at a premium; however, every effort will be made to provide accommodations if requests are made promptly. Do not delay, for it will be rather cold on the park benches. The Alumni Office • Otterbein College Westerville, Ohio I desire accommodations for Friday___, Saturday___ , Sunday----- nights. There will be______ men,______ women, ______ children in my party. Signed________________________ _____________ _________—----------------------




1930—Fannie M. Davidson, ’30, and John A. Andrews, September 21, at Hamilton.

1929 and 1932—Mr. and Mrs. S. Os' borne Holdren, ’29 and ’32, daughter, Sharon Lee, August 28.

1939—Josephine L. Moomaw, ’39, and Walter D. Lahey, June 22, at Cleveland.

1931—Mr. and Mrs. John C. Barnes, ex ’31, son, August 11.

1879—Mrs. Ella Scofield Harnett, ex ’79, passed away on July 20 following an illness of nine months. Mrs. Har­ nett spent all but the first year of her life in Westerville, living at the cor­ ner of Home and State Streets for many years.

1939 and 1941—Grace Burdge, ’39, and Harold Augsburger, ’41, on July 20 in Canton. 1942— Genevieve (Jane) Tryon, ’42, and Russell C. Bolin, February 16, in Akron. 1943— Beverly J. Loesch, ’43, and Marion F. Dick, ex ’43, September 20 at Parma. Jean Anne Pemberton and Charles M. Williams, ’43, August 3, at Shelby. Evelyn McFeeley, ’43, and Gordon Crow, August 31, at Westerville. 1944— Eleanor F. Roberts and Allen Bartlett, ex ’44, August 24, at Ham^ ilton. New York. Virginia Lee Bagley and Ralph E. Heischman, ex ’44, September 6, in Westerville. Betty Calkins, ex ’44, and Glenn Smith, September 7, in Westerville. 1944 and 1945—Eleanor R. Taylor, '45, and Irving M. Brown, ex ’44, September 29, in Westerville.

1935— Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller, ex 1894—Mrs. Olive Engle (Olive ’35, daughter, August 9. Thompson, ex ’94) died at her home near Frankfort, Indiana, on August 4. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hibbard (Margaret Burtner, ’35) daughter, 1906—Dr. John Waldo Funk, ’06, Anne Linnell, September 8. died in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on August 11 following an illness of 1935 and 1936—Dr. and Mrs. Con' eighteen months from a heart ail­ rad K. Clippinger, ex ’35 (Norma ment. He was formerly a practicing physician in Westerville, but had prac­ Schnesselin, ’36) daughter, Ellen Jane, ticed in Pittsburgh for the past 29 September years. Funeral services were held in 1936— Mr. and Mrs. James Goddard Westerville. (Marjorie Bowser, ’36) daughter, 1919—Rev. Charles R. Busch, ’19, Dorothy Ann, September 11, pastor of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church in Zanesville, died on Septem­ 1936 and 1938 — Mr. and Mrs. ber 20th of a cerebral hemorrhage George Meyer, Jr., ex ’36, (Mary which he had suffered three days ear­ Harsha, ’38) daughter, July 6. lier. He is survived by his wife (Wil­ ma Adams, ’19) and two daughters. 1937— Mr. and Mrs. George (Sam) Loucks, ’37, daughter, Lois Ann, Sep­ 1922—Typhoid fever claimed the life tember 16. of Miss Alice Hunter, ’22, in Lancas­ ter, Ohio, on September 1. She was formerly a Methodist missionary to 1938 and 1941—Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Korea and was prominent in church Schiering, ’38, (Betty Haverstock, ex and literary circles in Lancaster. ’41) son, James Lloyd, September 3. 1939 and 1940—Mr. and Mrs. Har­ ley Learish, ’39, (Virginia Brown, ’40) son, Donald Burton, July 11.

1945— Fern Spaulding, ’45, and Wah ter Williams, August 31, at Berrien Springs, Michigan.

1940 and 1941—Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Spessard, ’41 (Agnes Dailey, ’40) son, Ronald Miles, January 7.

1945 and 1946—Carol C. Clark, 46, and Robert W. Alkire, ex ’45, August 3, in Dayton.

1941 and 1942—Mr. and Mrs. Ted Neff, ’41, (Almena Innerst, ’42) son, April 15.

1947—Margaret Kaestner, ex ’47, and Dr. John H. Cryan, August 3, in Westerville.

1940 and 1942—Mr. and Mrs. Man­ ley O. Morton, ’40 (Vesta Lilly, ’42) daughter, Josephine Marie, Septem­ ber 21.

Genevieve L. Taylor, ex ’47, and Dr. C. Roger Smith, Jr., August 9, in Columbus. FACULTY—Miss Jean Fraser, head of the department of elementary educa^ tion and Mr. Harry Clark on August 12 in Sarasota, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hogan, (Ruth Wolfe, ’43) son, William Donald, Sep­ tember 1. 1944— Mr. and Mrs. William A. Barr, ex ’44, (Virginia Andrus, ex ’44), daughter, Jennifer Sue, June 26. 1944 and 1948—Mr. and Mrs. Giles Nelson, ex ’44 (Loraine Fritz, ex ’48) son, David Fritz, September 3. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jacober (Jacque­ line Pfeiffer, ’44) daughter, Jennifer Lynn, September 21,

1942— Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roose, ’42, (Mary Jane Brehm, ’42), son, Lawrence Wynn, May 11.

1945— Mr. and Mrs. Leon D. Moore (Katherine Baetzhold, ’45), son, Jeff­ ery, July 1.

1943— Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. John­ son (Lucy S. Grier, ex ’43) daughter, Pamela Lee, July 28.

1946— Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Paul (Sandra Rubino, ex ’46), son, August 28.




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Ex’70 Ex’70 Ex’70 Ex’70 Ex’70 Ex’7l Ex’7l Ex’7l Ex’71 Ex’72 Ex’72 Ex’72 Ex’72 Ex’73 Ex’74 Ex’74 Ex’75 Ex’75 Ex’75 Ex’76 Ex’76

Brumback, Lizzie M. Morris, O. P. Myers, W. P. Peters, G. A. Shroeder, J. C. Bryant, M. E. Buckingham, W. A. Gantz, Mrs. Marie Beal Grubbs, Mrs. Jesse Deal, Sam B. Sbuppert, Noah Willison, E. C. Winter, Winfield S. Seiler, A. P. Morris, Mrs. Mary E. Westervelt, Dora Pegg, T. B. Robertson, Truman E. Sater, John Emory Cowden, Daniel Webster Myers, Etta


Ex'80 Hahn, Angie Ex’80 Rupp, John A. Ex’81 Alexander, Mrs. Frank Ex’81 Baumgardner, Mrs. W. H. Ex’81 Leib, Jessie E. Ex’81 Myers, Harry K. Ex’81 Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Ex’81 Bryant, Bertha Ex’81 Davis, John Blaine Ex’81 Seigler, William Osborn Ex’81 Suman, George Ex’81 Wenger, David Edward Ex’82 Elder, Abrham Pete Turner Ex’82 Moore, Mrs. Frank Ex’82 Waite, Mary A. Ex’82 Beard, Myron Stephen Ex’82 Bonebrake, Charles Eber Ex’82 Clime, Annie Ex’82 Ford, Lyman Ex’82 Gray, Belle Ex’82 Waite, Mary Anzonetta Ex’83 Bender, Emma Fatima Ex’83 Butler, Mary A. Ex’83 Engle, William Johnson Ex’83 Hoffman, John Samuel Ex’83 Markley, Orban Lincoln Ex’83 Scheel, John Orsini Ex'83 Traul, Ida May Ex’83 Williams, Francis Andrew Ex’83 Wilmoth, Lewis Duncan Ex’83 Wox, Mary Ex’84 Adams, William H. Ex’84 Brown, Charles Denuer

Ex’84 Cunningham, Lida Ex’84 Elliott, Jennie Ex’84 Markley, Ida May Ex’84 Richey, Cora Ex’84 Rogers, Adella May Ex’84 Taylor, Sylvia Ex’85 Hamlin, Lottie Margaret Ex’85 Lane, Wilbur Ex’85 Rike, Ella Ex’85 Rosencrans, Mary Gertrude Ex’85 Bard, Mrs. Harry Ex’85 Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ex’85 Spencer, Kate Ex’86 Keezel, Joseph Ex’86 Rebok. Horace M. Ex’88 Fogler. Charles Logan Ex’88 Gettys, Mary Jane Ex’88 Shanley, Richard Mark Ex’88 Spencer, Mary Ex’88 Wood, Ella Lewis Ex’89 Bender, Alice Kentucky Ex'89 McClelland, Lizzie Ex'90 Powell, William Grant Ex'90 Rosenbaum, William C. Ex’91 Smith, William Arthur Ex’91 Wearward, Minnie E. Ex’92 Hooker, Amos H. Ex’93 Hunt, Henry Ex’93 Junipher, Mary Addie Ex’93 Mills, Sheridan Ellsworth Ex'93 Secrist, Ira Clyde Ex'93 Senff, Philip D. Ex’93 Watson, Lulu Ex’94 Hall, Mrs. John Ex’94 Yoke, Cyrus E. Ex’94 Barnett, Daniel M. Ex'94 Clark, Leslie J. Ex'95 Stanley, Welles K. Ex'95 Cook, Homer Ex'95 Custer, Dale D. Ex'95 Longshare, Mrs. Willard Ex'96 Griffith, Mrs. A. O. Ex'96 Koepke, John Edmund Ex'97 Prentiss, Paul Ex'98 Shank, Arthur M. Ex’98 Brashares, W. C. Ex'98 Shaw, Mrs. J. W. Ex'98 Pruner, Mae Veronica Ex'99 Francis, George L. LOST EX-STUDENTS—1900-1910

Ex'OO Ex'02 Ex’02 Ex'03 Ex'03 Ex'04 Ex'04

Keller, Worthy E. Bowen, James W. Evans, Edith E. Appenzeller, Mary DeLong, Fred W. Harlacher, Ethel Shaner. Ethel

Ex’04 Ex'06 Ex'07 Ex'07 Ex'07 Ex'07 Ex'07 Ex’07 Ex'07 Ex'09

Vale, Chester C. Zuck, Alice M. Bair, William A. Dunlap, Raymond Kanaga, Paul Lesher, Earl W. Martin, Charles H. Palmer, Mrs. Eva Trimmer, Walter H. Matcham, Mrs. George D.


Ex'10 Ex’10 Ex’10 Ex’10 Ex’ll Ex’ll Ex'll Ex’ll Ex’ll Ex’12 Ex'12 Ex’13 Ex'13 Ex'13 Ex’13 Ex'14 Ex’14 Ex'16 Ex’16 Ex'17 Ex'17 Ex’18 Ex’18 Ex’19

Belt, Ida Louise Jones, Orel Mumma, Golda E. Smith, Mrs. John Baird, Harold Fox, Ralph M. Garrison, Anna L. Lindsay, Adela C. Moorly, George E. Bachman, Minnie Laughlin, Maybel P. Mayne, David F. Myers, Mrs. Charles Osgood, Helyn Sprague, Mary Kahler, Howard Roy Livengood, James M. Eldridge, Helen E. Shannon, Orie J. Davis, Donald H. Klepinger, Edith M. Dort, Ircul Metzger, Elizabeth S. Bryson, Murl F.


Ex'22 Ex’25 Ex’25 Ex’26 Ex’26 Ex'26 Ex’27 Ex’27 Ex’27 Ex’28 Ex’29 Ex'29 Ex'29 Ex’29 Ex’29 Ex’30 Ex’30 Ex'33

Straw, Dorothy E. Furbay, John Stephens, F. L. Anderson, Ella Ohler, Robert Pierce, Dorothy James, Lois W. Marshall, Cloyd Rainsberg, Neva Kalbaugh, Harry Boner, Louise Bradshaw, Louise E. Mahan, Cramer Hugh Mendenhall, Clarence Miles, Virginia Badgeley, Virginia Kaufman, Sam Plummer, Hazel