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Springfield Township - 1925 West Springfield Academy Applesauce Yearbook

Contributed by Evelyn Baker


The article below has been compiled and submitted by Evelyn Baker concerning one of Springfield Township's schools. Evelyn has advised that her source for this article is from Arthur Boyd Everden who owns an original collection of West Springfield High School yearbooks. The yearbooks, entitled "Applesauce", have been graciously provided to Evelyn for online transcription. The first of these is from 1925. Arthur Boyd Everden is a Korean War veteran who served with the U. S. Navy onboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. He is a lifetime member of the Springfield and Albion American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Art is also an avid history buff and a lifetime member of the Springfield Fire Department. Any questions or comments concerning this article should be directed to Evelyn Baker.


APPLESAUCE

1925 WEST SPRINGFIELD COMMENCEMENT

 

The yearbook was dedicated to Miss LYDIA RISSELL, Faculty Advisor.

A Memoriaum to EUNICE ELIZABETH McCUNE, Freshmen Treasurer and Sophomore President, passed away September 5, 1924 at the age of sixteen. She was in her Senior year, and actively worked to obtain electric lights for the school building. EUNICE was a member of the Baptist Church and The Ford Literary Society.

 

The Applesauce Staff:

Editor-in-Chief ....................... AMBROSE BETTINGER

Assistant Editor ..................... ORRIN NYE

Humor Editor ......................... GEORGE NEUBAUER

Advertising Manager .............. BERNARD EVERETT

Circulation Manager .............. WILMA GEER

Business Manager ................ ROBERT COVERDALE

Community Correspondent ... HOWARD McKENDREE

Class Reporters:

Freshman ............................. HELEN DERIAR, BERTHA KOKKO

Sophomore ........................... GLADYS ENGLISH, ETHEL DERIAR

Senior .................................. VANATTA VANDERVORT, LUCILLE OCSHIER

The Senior Class of 1925:

BENTON, ADELAIDE

CAMPBELL, LOIS L.

HOLDSON, ROBERT R.

LYNTZ, HAZEL

MANVILLE, LEOTA I.

OCSHIER, LUCILLE

ROBISON, MARAGRET

ROSSITER, NOEL J.

RUMSEY, GENEVIEVE

SCRIBNER, WINIFRED MAE

SHERMAN, RUTH

ST. CLAIR, MILLICENT H.

THOMPSON, DOROTHY E.

VANDERVORT, WANATTA

 

Senior Cast for Operetta "Polished Pebbles":

NOEL ROSSITER, MILLICENT St.CLAIR, ETHEL DERIAR, WINIFRED SCRIBNER, BERNICE GRIFFEY, ORRIN NYE, SIBYL SALSBURY, ROBERT HOLDSON, and ADELAIDE BENTON.

Senior Class Trip:

On June 3, 1925, the class boarded a special Bessemer train for Washington, D.C. Mr. COMSTOCK, Passenger Agent, collected a reduced rate of $41.37 each for a 6 day tour to Washington. Miss RISSELL attended as class chaperon.

 

Commencement - May 27, 1925 - High School auditorium

The speakers chosen by scholarship were Ruth Sherman and Genevieve Rumsey; class choice were Robert Holdson and Noel Rossiter; and faculty choice were Marion Wright and Vanatta Vandervort.

Commencement Program:

March ........................................... Mrs. CARL ABBEY

Invocation ..................................... Rev. W. T. COVERDALE

Patriotic Overture ......................... Orchestra

Modern Women ............................ GENEVIEVE RUMSEY

History of Springfield Township ... MARION WRIGHT

Melody of Love, Englemann ......... Orchestra

The Value of Dreams .................... VANATTA VANDERVORT

Vocal Solo .................................... MILLICENT St.CLAIR

World Peace ................................. ROBERT HOLDSON

Quartette .................................... MILLICENT St.CLAIR, LEOTA MANVILLE, NOEL ROSSITER, ROBERT HOLDSON

The Development of Power .......... NOEL ROSSITER

Adventure .................................... RUTH SHERMAN

Melody in F, Rubenstein ............. Orchestra

Presentation of Diplomas ............ Supt. I. H. RUSSELL

Benediction ................................. Rev. W. T. COVERDALE

March .......................................... Mrs. CARL ABBEY

 

The following students graduated from the 8th grade class on April 29, 1925 with a presentation of Diplomas:

BETTINGER, ROBERT

CLARK, WILLIAM

GUERNSEY, CLARENCE

ERLER, MARION

JORDAN, BERTHA

KLINE, LILLIAN

LAHNAN, LAURIE

LEWIS, GORDON

NEUBAUER, RICHARD

ROUNDS, DOROTHY

SHAFER, LEON

STALEY, IRENE

VACCO, ALTA

VACCO, JENNIE

VACCO, LILLIAN

YOUNGS, ANNA OLIVE

Those having the highest average in the 8th grade finals were:

WILLIAM CLARK, LILLIAN KLINE, MARION ERLER, and CLARENCE GUERNSEY

Those having the highest average in the 7th grade finals were:

ANNA DOMBROWSKI, HOWARD JENNESS, JOHN MORRISSEY, and DANIEL VANDERVORT

 

Faculty listed in the Applesauce Yearbook:

Principals:

NED DEARBORN, ELMER FRANTZ, J. ARTHUR JOHNSON

High school teachers:

CARRIE MERSHON, Mrs. FLORENCE DeWOLF PETER, Mrs. ELMER FRANTZ, MARGARET THOMAS, OMA STONER, RUTH McCAFFERTY, VIRGINIA VAN CAMP, LYDA HAMILTON, LYDIA RISSELL, ANNA McDONALD, ESTHER JOHNSON of Conneaut, HAROLD JORDAN of Pittsburgh.

Grade school teachers:

Room 4 - ADA B. HENDERSON

Room 3 - ALICE TOWNSEND, REA MYERS JENKINS, EDNA BROOKS ELLIS, RACHEL ROUSE, and LUCY MORRIS.

Room 2 - IDA MARCY O'CONNER, MARGARET THOMAS, Mrs. J. A. JOHNSON, MARION JOINER.

Room 1 - MARIE GRAVES, ANNA PULLING FISHER, MARY HARVEY.

Supply teachers:

HAZEL BARKER, Mrs. CARL ABBEY, Mrs. HARLEY ELDREDGE, RUTH HUMES, and CAROL NYE.

Parent Teachers Association:

Mrs. DAUB served as librarian with new books added. The Baby Clinic Committee held clinics at the Baptist Church. A motion picture committee purchased a machine and screen, and held entertainment throughout the winter. Mrs. BROOKS served as cook with the cafeteria committee. Mrs. McCUNE served as president of the P. T. A.

 


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