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INSIDE: From the Editor Historical History Roosevelt’s Alumni Corner 6th Annual Alumni Picnic Class Reunions Class Announcements Holiday Turkey Election 2012 Sports Classifieds Cover Credit: PHOTOGRAPHY BY HORACE DOZIER FOR TIMESMEDIA.US

2012 Historical

Restored Photo: Ball Lamps from 1922

Victory Bell & Tower 1996


Welcome to our new Roosevelt Times magazine. This is our history section where you will always find beautiful photographs and historical information. The cover of this issue features our most famous historical artifact the “Roosevelt Seal”. The “Roosevelt Seal” was dedicated by the class of 1935 and restored in 2010 to hang on the walls of the new Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy on the original site of Roosevelt High School along with other Roosevelt artifacts. The Victory Bell, three of six Fountain Mosaic’s and some pieces of the original Roosevelt sandstone fascia, are included inside the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy and outside of the school building. The school itself is adorned with many fine pieces of art and sculpture and you have this feeling of tremendous history. The bottom row of photos was taken before the school was demolished and the main entrance photo was restored digitally from older photographs. The top photo was taken from the grounds of the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy and the date stone artifact is also located on the outside of the school. This magazine is a tool to help keep this history alive. Horace Dozier, Sr. Editor

Roosevelt Photo: Matherson St. Main Entrance 1995

Roosevelt’s Alumni Corner By Sarah Hayes

6TH ANNUAL RHS ALUMNI PICNIC The RHSAA 6th Annual Alumni Picnic was held at Possum Creek Park in Dayton on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Everyone was again eager and ready to see their classmates and the rest of the Roosevelt Alumni. This picnic was catered by Smokin Joe’s Restaurant. The menu included: pork barbeque sausage, q ribs, polish p g barbeque and baked chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, bread, peach cobbler, and lemon cake all for only $10.00 per plate. Beverages were provided by the Roosevelt High School Alumni. Our DJ this year was none other than “Stan the Man” of WDAO Radio. He did “his thing” with old school jams and line dancing music. Those that wanted to hear something special were welcomed to put in requests. I believe Stan told me his music was played on his IPod on a New Mark IDJ system. There were about 135 Teddies there and a few guest from other high schools. D. Jean Worth, from the Class of 54, won a plaque of our Alma Mater for being the oldest Teddie at the picnic. She is 76 years young. She was very happy to receive the plaque. Cheryl Ellison Gaines, Class of 64, won the 50/50 raffle, I believe there was about $109.00 in raffle money that Cheryl split with the RHSAA. The RHSAA Officers Election was also held at the picnic. Re-Elected Officers are: Sarah Hayes `74, President; Shahid Raki `67, V.P.; Nickla Charles `69, Rec. Secretary; Paula Scott `74, Corr. Secretary; Dayle Pearson `68, Treasurer; Dolphine Madison `68, Sgt. At Arms, and our newly elected Chaplain - Dagmar Chatman `71. Congratulations to all! Horace Dozier, class of 68, was there and sold Roosevelt T-shirts, CDs, and many Roosevelt artifacts to the alumni. Horace also took our Alumni group picture. If you would like to purchase an 8x10 of the Alumni for $10.00, call Horace at 937-291-9620. Thanks to all of the RHSAA Officers that helped set-up/decorated for the picnic and special thanks, as always, to Wanda Parks, Class of 74, for helping as well. Many thanks to those of you that donated non- perishable items to be donated to Good Neighbor House on behalf of Roosevelt High School Alumni Association (RHSAA). Our RHSAA 7th Annual Alumni Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013! Spread the word so we can have even more Teddies in attendance there! I hope to see you all! President of Alumni Association, Sarah Hayes

Class of 1968 45 May 1, 2012 Greetings to the Great Roosevelt Class of 1968! FROM: Walker

Robert Early, Daria Dillard Stone, Andrea Walker Cummings and Roma “Brooksie” Little

The 45th anniversary of our graduation from Roosevelt High School is in 2013. That may seem like it’s far away, but planning has already started for our 45th class reunion. As you may or may not know, monthly planning meetings have been held since October 2011. We started with a planning group of 4 and our numbers have enthusiastically grown ever since. Committee chairs have been identified and plans and activities are underway that will make this the most exciting and fun-filled gathering to-date. Some very basic decisions have already been made, namely: Theme: Roosevelt Class of 1968 – 45th Class Reunion Yesterday, Today and Forever When: June 7, 8, 9 (2013) Place: Friday June 7 - initial meet and greet – Crowne Plaza Saturday June 8 – evening dinner dance – Crowne Plaza Sunday June 9 – Worship service (TBD) Our dedicated group of classmates is working diligently to plan optional fun activities while accomplishing the many tasks associated with putting on an event that we can all enjoy and one that will make us proud. However, before we can move forward we MUST know how many are planning to attend. The cost will be $100 per person – covering the weekend events. That is what it was during our 40th Reunion (we have been able to work to keep the cost reasonable for you). Please send your response form (attached) and at least $10 before May 30, 2012. If you have any questions? Contact any of the committee members at their emails: Robert “Bobby” Early – Daria Dillard Stone – Roma “Brooksie” Little Walker – Andrea Walker Cummings –


Reunion Info Make your check or money order payable to – Roosevelt Class of 1968 Mail to our Treasurer: Robert Early, 747 Riverbend Ave, Powell OH 43065 (with each payment you will receive a receipt showing the payment amount submitted and total paid to-date)

Make your check or money order payable to – Roosevelt Class of 1968 Mail to our Treasurer: Robert Early, 747 Riverbend Ave, Powell OH 43065 (with each payment you will receive a receipt showing the payment amount submitted and total paid to-date)

Roosevelt Times RHS CLASS OF 1974 ANNUAL PICNIC The Roosevelt High School Class of 1974 had their 7th Annual Picnic on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Possum Creek Park in Dayton. Classmates each brought food or beverages to make this picnic enjoyable, fun, and inexpensive. We had chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, green beans, Chinese coleslaw, cakes, and other desserts with all the trimmings. About twenty-five classmates attended, a few we had not seen since we graduated in 1974. It was good to reunite with them and we all had a ball! Mr. J. Thomas Webb, the last principal at RHS, stopped by and we were all happy to see how good he looks. He still has a lot of energy and dances good, too. Music was supplied by Wanda Parks. We also had our annual Silent Auction that went well. Paula Scott and Wanda Parks donated many new items to auction. We made $31.00 from the Silent Auction for our class treasury. Hope to have more classmates next year. Written by Sarah Hayes ************************************************************* MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI EVENTS AND INDIVIDUAL CLASS EVENTS… ROOSEVELT CLASS OF 1969 SOUL FOOD DINNER FUNDRAISER Sat. Oct 27, 2012 (noon to 6p) Toros M/C 1536 W Third St $10 DINNER INCLUDES w/beverage/slice of cake/muffin (1) Choice meat: chicken wings, pig feet, baked pork chop, whiting fish (2) Sides: mac/cheese, bake beans, black eye peas, cole slaw, greens, green beans Extra sides and Special desserts are available for $2.00 Dine in or Carry out COME OUT AND ENJOY SOME GOOD FOOD WITH THE CLASS OF 1969 Contact: Gail 937-672-0824/ Barb 937-723-6544/ Helen 937-219-5596 IT’S ANOTHER TEDDIE BEAR AFFAIR




PRICE: $8 INCLUDES SHOE RENTAL Free refreshments provided by the RHSAA IF YOU CAN’T BOWL, JUST STOP BY AND WATCH! If your class would like to challenge another class, Academy Tours starting at 6:00 p.m. This is an amazing building with beautiful artwork and Roosevelt HS please contact Sarah Hayes at 268-7255 memorabilia! Dinner catered by Vonae’s Enjoy an Exquisitely Unforgettable Dining Experience! Music from Lady Silky Smooth Oldies, Jazz, Blues, Line-Dancine tunes - she plays them all! Surprise Entertainment! Semi-Formal Attire Tickets - $35 / Tables for 10 - $300 *Alcohol Prohibited*

For Tickets Contact: Sharon Calloway - 694-1738 Dyan Gibbons - 344-5598 Michael Rainey - 232-8944 Brenda Weaver - 263-2872 We need to know if your class wants a table, please let me know. We need to get a count of folks that are coming for the caterer and for planning. The last day to get tickets will be Friday, November 9, 2012.

A Roosevelt Alumni Winner ! “Roast Turkey with Vegetable Stuffing“

From all of us to you and your family, “ Have a wonderful Thanks giving and a Merry Christmas” RSHS This beautiful bird will satisfy both the meat lovers and vegetable lovers at your table. 24 servings Prep Time 45 Minutes, Total Time 5:40 Hrs: Mins, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 medium celery stalks, sliced (1 cup) 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 7 cups soft bread cubes 2 medium carrots, shredded (1 1/2 cups) 1 medium zucchini, shredded (1 cup) 1 cup chopped fresh mushroom (4 ounces) 1 whole turkey, 12 pounds, thawed if frozen 1. Heat oven to 325ºF. Melt butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook celery and onion in butter, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Stir in parsley, sage, marjoram, tarragon and salt. Mix bread cubes, carrots, zucchini and mushrooms in large bowl. Add celery mixture; toss. 2. Fill wishbone area of turkey with stuffing first. Fasten neck skin to back with skewer. Fold wings across back with tips touching. Fill body cavity lightly with stuffing. (Place any remaining stuffing in small ungreased baking dish; cover and refrigerate. Place in oven with turkey the last 30 minutes of roasting.) Tuck drumsticks under band of skin at tail, or tie together with heavy string, then tie to tail. 3. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone. 4. Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours or until thermometer reads 165°F and drumsticks move easily when lifted or twisted. Thermometer inserted in center of stuffing should read 165°F.When two-thirds done, cut band of skin or string holding legs. Place a tent of aluminum foil loosely over turkey when it begins to turn golden brown. Let turkey stand 20 minutes before carving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining turkey and stuffing separately.

Examining Ohio’s key counties (and winning/losing margins)… Obama yesterday: “What we have right now is a lead that we’ve maintained”… Romney yesterday: “We are going to win”… Powell -- again -backs Obama… The Mourdock story continues… New NBC/WSJ/Marist polls (of Colorado and Nevada) come out at 6:30 pm ET… Obama stumps in Florida, Virginia, and Ohio, while Romney spends his whole day in the Buckeye State… And it’s also debate night in the Buckeye State: Brown vs. Mandel.

The Foodbank, Inc., Leading the Charge to Relieve Hunger for our Miami Valley Neighbors For more than three decades, The Foodbank has served as the link for food relief in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank– the only one of its kind in the area – nourishes the hunger relief efforts of the community through the acquisition and distribution of food to the hungry throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. The Foodbank provides the infrastructure for nearly 100 member programs that serve as the charitable food relief network in the area.

Roosevelt Sports By Bobby Early

1st Annual RHS Golf Invitational TOURNAMENT A call out to the RHS Golfing community was made by Ron Sanders ,RHS Class of 1968, to come together and play 18 holes of GOLF in a stroke play format .... The Inaugural Golf event was held @ the Cassel Hills Golf Course in Vandalia ,Ohio on Saturday,04 August 2012... The Teddie golfers who answered the call were : Andrea Walker Cummings,Phil Bass,Bob Early,Sam Freeman,Wes Philpot, Ozie Hinton,Al Webb,and Ron Sanders all RHS Class of 1968 Graduates. The Golf event will grow but we need more Teddies to come out !!! The Class of 1968 is CHALLENGING other RHS graduates to come out and get “BEAT”... Pass the word to other TEDDIES !!!!!

The Results of the day were captured via the TEDDIE LEADERBOARD : NAME Ron Sanders Bob Early Ozie Hinton Andrea Walker Cummings Wes Philpot Phil Bass Sam Freeman Al Webb

SCORE 88 91 97 98 100 101 105 DNF (illness)

Closest to the Pin------------------ NON RHS Participant Longest Drive------------------------Wes Philpot (Class of 1968) Best Dressed-------------------------Wes Philpot self proclaimed himself as the “winner” based on the “strength” of his designer made and monogrammed HAT!! Best Sportsmanship--------------- Andrea Walker Cummings for keeping the “guys” in line.

COMMENT SECTION : Ron Sanders - “ I am thrilled that we had the turnout we had. Hopefully , this will get us primed and ready for next year. We need to keep putting the word out to Classmates out of town so we can bring together as many golfers as possible next year. Go Teddies!!” Andrea Walker Cummings- “Had a great time. I enjoy giving back to RHS and the chance to interact with old friends and acquaintances and making new ones along the way with people I never suspected that I would .Thanks for getting me involved . As the lone lady golfer I want to THANK all of the guys for making me feel WELCOME !! I especially want to THANK Ozie,Weston,and Flip for the good natured jokes,laughter,and TRASH talking in our foursome. A special acknowledgement goes to Flip for pointing out that my pars were good no matter what tees I played from. Gotta love him...... Phil Bass- “I look forward to an all Roosevelt event even if it is not all Class of 1968...” Sam Freeman-”Good Job in keeping the Fellowship in tact. It was fun to kick up old flavors,memories,habits,etc...Thank you for keeping the RHS love alive... THIS IS OUR STORY ............................... Al Webb-”I had a great time despite the humid weather. I learned two lessons-- correct ball position and nutrition for diabetics. Thanks for all of your support and for Ron Sanders coordinating the event. Ozie Hinton-”I enjoyed this golf outing with my RHS classmates ,some I see from time to time,others I haven’t seen for many years. Andrea thank you for being my Partner... playing with Phil Bass and Wes Philpot was truly an experience to remember..could not play for all the laughter those two created. Thanks go out to Ron Sanders for a great job putting this function together.I enjoyed myself and I am looking forward to our next event.” Get Well Soon wishes go out to Ron Caldwell RHS Class of 1968 who was not in attendance this year but assures me that he will be ready to go at the next one...... See You All Next Year .................. Let’s Go Teddies .... We Want Some Action !!!!!! Bobby

Roosevelt Times 10.16.12 Roosevelt 1968 Classmates and Fellow Alumni: My name is Andrea Walker Cummings and I have this important message for all of you. Note cards depicting the Roosevelt High School seal are once again available. Thanks to an agreement reached between Horace Dozier (owner of the graphic design being used) and Andrea Walker Cummings (producer of the cards), we will be able to use Horace’s beautiful creation for fundraising to help defray the costs of our 45th reunion. The cards are perfect for your own use or as gifts to others. A picture of the seal in a tapestry is mountp ed on the front of a 5” x 6 1/2” note card and comes ready for you to add you own greetings, words of encouragement, or thank you. Packaged in a set of 5 with matching envelopes, one version of the card identifies it as an “RHS Alumni” card; the other vversion adds Class of 1968 to the graphic. The cards are $10 per package. To view the cards or make purchasing and shipment more convenient (especially for those of you living out of town), go to the following website- – and under Shop Sections choose Note cards. For a nominal shipping fee and the added convenience of paying by credit/debit card or PayPal account, your purchase can be quickly on its way. The site is managed by Andrea and her sister, Yvette Walker Dalton (RHS ’60) where they have other unique examples of their art and handicraft for sale. Cards can also be obtained directly from members of the planning committee. This Image design is also available as a 50”x60” wall hanging Tapestry . Regards, Andrea (Walker) Cummings – RHS Class 68

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Classifieds Good morning Teddies! I would like to take this time to thank all of you that purchased my new Promotional CD that was released this past August. For those of you who have not yet done so, my Web Site is now available for you to take a listen to a clip of each one of the three songs, and an opportunity to purchase them on the same Web Site: masterplan God is not finished with me yet, so you can look for more to come in the very near future. BIO PSALMIST JILL YVONNE PERKINS Psalmist Jill Y. Perkins, affectionately known as “Jilly Y. P.” by her cousin, Shirley Murdock, was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, where she used her gift of singing at the early age of 11 when she gave her life to the Lord singing in her Church choir. At age 11, Jill took pleasure with singing in the kitchen with her sister, Diana of age 10, preparing all the dinners after school for their family of six. Mom, Ethel, did a great job of teaching her girls how to cook from early childhood while sitting at the table watching her. It was mandatory! Jill & sister Diane still hold this gift of cooking today, as many will tell you. Jill continued to exercise her singing gift in the Roosevelt High School Choir, under the direction of Charles Spencer, but never expressed any interest to sing solos. She just loved the sound of making harmony with the other Choir members. She was exposed to the real music industry at age 27, while working for the national recording artist & musical genius, Roger Troutman, at the recording studio of Troutman Enterprises, Inc. She gives thanks to Roger Troutman and her cousin, national recording artist, Shirley Murdock, for the privilege of being in the studio many nights with them. Not knowing that this was building and teaching her what she needed to know as being part of God’s plan for her future singing career. She says that God has a way of pruning us and getting us ready in His time, to take us to that next leap of faith in our lives like now. It was not until 1988, that she expressed her desire to give her voice to the Lord by singing solos in her Church choir after a serious bout with cancer. Around 2004, Jill joined the Delegation Mass Choir under the directions of Jim Johnson, owner of radio station WDAO, and recording artist, Reverend Larry Coleman, where she was blessed to write and sing one of her songs entitled “Surely”. She was also featured on one of the other songs on this same CD, entitled “We must go on”, singing along with three other great artists, Keith Harrison, Valeria Lark and Natasha Oliver, who is one of the lead singers for “The Hebrew Children”. Since then, Jill has had a couple of opportunities to sing with two great national recording artists, Joe Pace, on his latest release “Joe Pace Presents: Praise for the Sanctuary”. Shortly after this, Jill was requested by Evangelist Shirley Murdock to sing as one of her background vocalist at the televised “Gospel Supper Fest” in 2010. She also gives much thanks to her friend, national recording artist, Tonya Baker, for all of her help and encouragements over the past three years. For that awesome love that God has showed her and the surviving of cancer twice, she knows that God truly does have a Master Plan for her. Not her will, but His will be done. Jill’s latest Promotional CD has been released and can be purchased from Jill Perkins by e-mailing her at jperkins1@ or calling her at 937-475-3930. She is not finished with this singing gift, it is just the beginning. You can look soon to purchasing her Promotional CD in the record stores and her website.

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