1938 KEYHISCO

(MY TRANSCRIPTION OF THE 1938 KEYHISCO IS DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER )
LILLIAN (HARTMAN) MILLER

FACULTY

A G SPRINGER, B S M S

Principal, Mathematics

ALICE R SMITH

Home Economics, Senior Class Sponsor

O E MARKS, A B M A

American History, Junior Class Sponsor

ALICE M WHITE, A B

English III, Victorian Literary Society, Jr Class Sponsor

ETHEL L BOYER, A B M Sc

Biology, Sophmore Class Sponsor

FREDERICK BOSLEY, B Sc, M Sc

History, Social Science, Soph Class Sponsor

ANN KATHARINE HANEY, A B A M

English, Latin, Literary, Soph Class Sponsor

C W BLACKBURN, A B A M

Library, Speaking

IDA B SMITH, A B A M

English, Journalism, Senior Class Sponsor

HOMER M FIZER, B S

Physical Education, Coach of Athletics, Sr Class Sponsor

JEANETTE MCGUFFIE, A B A M

English, French, Commercial Arithmetic, French Club, Literary, Jr Class Sponsor

M H DEAHL, B S

Physical Science, Jr Class Sponsor

VIRGINIA C LEWIS, A B A M

Social Studies, Health, Girls Basketball, Class Sponsor

STELLA J HAUGAN, M Sc

Music & Art

HUGH LINN DRAKE

Secretary


SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

CLINTON PIFER

VICE - PRESIDENT

DORIS THOMAS

SECRETARY - TREASURER

VIRGINIA ROGERS

SENIOR CLASS

NAME

NICKNAME

CLINTON L PIFER

SPARKY

HELEN VIRGINIA ROGER

GINGER

ARNOLD ATHEY

DOCK

ELEANOR M BARR

SIS

JOSEPHINE BERRETT

JOSIE

LEROY BISHOP

B

EVELYN BORROR

EBBIE

DORIS ELAINE THOMAS

TOMMY

JOHN L ARNOLD

OSIE

BEATRICE BALDWIN

BB

LLOYD BAUER

 

JOHN BEUG

 

MARION BOOR

SOAK

HELENA MAE BORROW

 

MARY LEE BOSLEY

GOO-GOO

BESSIE ERMA BROWN

 

PHILEMENA CALEMINE

MAMIE

THERESA CORBACIO

BE

BETTY LEE DAVIS

BETTE

JOHN DAUGHERTY

JUNIOR

ELEANOR DULING

LUCKY

ADA VIRGINIA BROWN

 

FLORENCY BYFORD

 

CHARLES W COOK

EYES

MARGIE CRITES

 

HELEN KATHRYNE DAVIS

DUCHESS

GLENN DEERING

BILL

ANNA RUTH ELSEY

 

FRANKLIN B EVANS

PUSH

RICHARD FLEEK

DICK

MARGARET FRANCES GREENWADE

PEG

MARY VIRGINIA HARRISON

MECK

WANDA PEARL HOOD

MRS LUTMAN

MAXINE HULL

BROOKSIE

VIRGINIA ELIZABETH JOHNSON

JOHNNY

PAUL FRANKLIN FERREBEE

SHORTY

VIRGINIA GREEN

GINNIE

JEAN M HAINES

PETE

LILLIAN MAE HARTMAN
(MY MOM -
J)

LIL

EUGENE HOFFMAN

HOFFIE

WARREN HULL

 

ELIZABETH MAXINE KENEALY

MACK

ELINOR LOUISE KESNER

HONEY

ARTHUR G KUYKNEDALL

BUCK

MADELINE E LIKIN

MADDIE

DOROTHY LILLER

DOT

JOHN BASIL MARTIN

BAZZ

LAWRENCE MCDONALD

 

MARIETTA MILLAR

SUSIE

JOHN W C KISER

BUD

RAYMOND L LEARY

JACK

GEORGE DEPUTY

 

UZELL MAGUIRE

 

HARTSEL F MCCUE

 

EUGENE MILLAR

GUS

ROY D MILLER

 

WARREN G MONTGOMERY

BRUD

IDA CHRISTINA MOTT

MOTSKI

MAXINE OGLESBEE

MACK

DOROTHY JEANNE RICE

 

PAULINE ROGERS

POLLY

MARY LURETTA ROTRUCK

SUSIE

EMOGENE RUCKMAN

JEAN

MARY VIRGINIA MORAN

GINNIE

WALTER NAEDELE

PEEWEE

ROBERT E POWELL

BOB

ELWOOD RICE

PETE

EDGELL ROTRUCK

 

WILDA ROTRUCK

 

GLOVINIA DEBORAH RUMER

NINIE

RICHARD SANDERS

DICK

GEORGE W SHANK

STEP-AND-FETCH-IT

THOMAS D SHUMAKER

TOMMY

RAYMOND L STOUTAMYER

STOTTY

MARVIN STICKLEY

BUD

JAMES E TAYLOR

JIMMIE

CHARLES EVERETT TYSINGER

BOOB

DAYLE L SCHELL

PETEY

FREDERICK SHEETZ

FRITZ

CHARLOTTE LEE STAGGS

BOOB

IRENE STEWART

RENE

WANDA MAXINE TASKER

ZEUBIE

JOSEPH S TAYLOR

JOE

MARGARET ELIZABETH VIRTS

SQURTZ

JANE WATTERS

JOHNNIE

LYNDON K WELCH

RED

KENNETH L WILT

KENNY

COYD B YOST II

THRILLER

PEARL YOST

POIL

TOMMY WEESE

TOMMY

JAMES WELSHONCE

 

MARVIN L WILT

SAGGY

GLEN W YOST

 

HAVEN O SIONS

 

DORSEY R CROGAN

 

FRANCES L EMMART

FRANKIE

GERALDINE CROMER

JERRY

MARGIE PIFER

 

BETTY JO LILLER

B J

BETTY JO LILLER

B J

EDWARD RUMER

PROFESSOR

HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1938

What the dim, dark future holds for us, no one knows; but what the past held, everyone knows.
Ah! A battle to finish against illiteracy! With the first grade as the initial barrier to be surmounted, the fighting was hard. The battleground was the Elementary School Building on Mineral Street. This interesting battle started in 1926 and is still raging. The Field Commander was Mr Sanders, as his first assistants he had Miss Peters, Miss Blackburn and Miss Gift. All went well and with our knowledge of the ABC's, we topped this first barrier and waged a battle against defendants in reading, arithmetic and other studies. So passed the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth years, and then came the announcement that we had progressed deeply into the enemy's territory and so would be transferred into the seventh grade where the enemy was more difficult then in earlier years & harder to combat.
Much ground was covered and much progress in the academic field was made under our filed commander, Mr Judy, with the result that on the 26th day of May, 1935, this 9th legion marched to the United Brethren Church where they were to be honored for their work. After hearing Dr Armstrong, they were told that their diplomas had not arrived.
While they were in the 8th and 9th legion, some individual honors were earned. Clinton Pifer won the coveted history medal and Virginia Rogers won the Golden Horseshoe. Stanley Taylor put this legion definitely in the limelight with his splendid oration. Warren Montgomery started on his football and basketball career.
The legion was then known as the 10th legion with Mr Springer as general, Pauline Rogers as Captain, Betty Jo Liller as lieutenant and Frederick Sheetz as ser4geant-at-arms. For the literary leaders, we chose Clinton Pifer and Dorothy Liller as presidents, Doris Thomas and Stanley Taylor as vice-presidents, and Naomi Shipley and Margaret Greenwade, secretaries. That year we placed two orators on the literary team. Margaret Riley and Stanley Taylor.
Ah-ha, in the fall of '37, another step was made toward our goal, graduation. Much was to be accomplished because there was the party to be given for the seniors, and that took money. Three months passed and the class came forward with a donation of $25 to the Public Address System. For that year, Clinton Pifer, Doris Thomas and Virginia Rogers were elected captain, lieutenant, and sergeant-at-arms respectively. "Be"Corbacio was elected head cheerleader for the school.
The literary officers were: president-Dorothy Liller, vice-president-Jean Haines and secretary - "Peg" Greenwade. Maxine Hull, Geraldine Cromer and Jack Covington represented us in literary work.
After the Jr-Sr party, for which the Society Ramblers played, some money was left. This was generously donated to worthy causes - $20 to the Dental Clinic and $15 to the school for floodlights.
In the National Student Council Convention which was held in Detroit in 1937, Doris Thomas represented Keyser High School.
The re-election of the officers of the previous years, Clinton Pifer - captain, Doris Thomas - lieutenant and Virginia Rogers - sergeant-at-arms, opened the new year's work.
The Armory was reconditioned and the seniors enjoyed the privilege of using it as a gymnasium and auditorium.
Again the literary events held the attention of our students. Our class was represented by Doris Thomas, debate; Erma Brown, speech; Maxine Hull, oration; and Hartsel McCue, speech.
When Coach Fizer made the call in '35, '36 and '37 for gridders, these boys from our legion went forth to serve: Montgomery, Bauer, Bishop, Martin, Schell, Stoutamyer, Millar, Deputy, Welch, Rotruck, Ferrebee and Spotts. In 1937, "Brud" Montgomery was honored for his gridiron progress by being invited to play in the North-South Football game held in Charleston WV on New Year's Day. These seniors were named on the PVH all-conference football team: "Brud" Montgomery, Lloyd Bauer and Leroy Bishop.
Then in the winters of those years, Tysinger, Pifer, Naedele, Montgomery, Buaer, Kauffman and Deputy starred on the basketball court. In 1936, Kauffman was named on the regional all-tournament team and in 1937, Montgomery and Tysinger were named on the regional second all-tournament team.
In the senior year, two of our class were married. Wanda Hood became the bride of Walter Lutman and Margaret Riley married Richard Hewitt. Congratulations and lots of luck.
Our decisive battle has been fought and now we go forth, victorious.

PROPHECY OF THE CLASS OF 1938
This is a big old world we're living in,
It's full of corruption, vice and sin.
Take a look at the future now and then,
For it's the thing you face as women and men.

Those four lines have a meaning for us as we are to determine the future of not only ourselves, but the world. Let us look at the future now, and find the members of our 1938 graduating class.
A very exclusive night club located nine miles north of Romney finds John Luther Arnold as its proprietor. The blonde chorus girls employed here for the nightly floor show include Mary Lee Bosley, Virginia Greene and Helen Davis. (If she gets there in time).
Lloyd Bauer, Haven Sions and Everett Tysinger have just completed a successful year with the Yankees.
Arthur Kuykendall is not living on velvet. He has just cleaned up nearly three million, excluding the income tax he will pay, on his race horse, "Ocean Hotcake", named for the famous "Sea Biscuit".
Kenneth Wilt has just compiled a book called "How to Truck Right Through to Stardom", which can be secured for fifty labels from Rheingold bottle tops. This is a book similar to the one published by Arthur Murray some years back.
Elizabeth Virts has obtained the book, but she tells us she'll put it away and start with something a little more elementary.
In spite of Coach Fizer's anti-smoke talks, Richard Sanders has become a tobacco auctioneer. Ida Mott of the Metropolitan Opera says, "Luckies are kind to my throat".
George Shank is the proud owner of Shank's famous hamburgers. His slogan is "Get ' em while they're hot."
The secretaries to the president include Glovina Rumer and Maxine Kenealy.
Thomas Weese, the speed king of the class of '33 has broken Sir Malcolm Campbell's famous motor racing record.
Eugene Huffman is the conductor of the diesel Training which brings students to Keyser High School from Cresaptown.
The teaching profession claims Beatrice Baldwin, Irene Stewart, Mary Harrison, Maxine Oglesbee and Wilda Rotruck. IN each grade taught by these teachers, we find a child who brings back his report signed Mrs Walter Lutman.
The Home Economics Dept of KHS employs Pearl Yost. Mary Moran is her assistant.
The Franklin Evans - Walter Naedele Co, "Keyser's Smartest Jewelers", have received an order for class rings from the local high school.
The Chert Mt Orchards is now owned and successfully operated by Marvin Stickley.
A sign in a window reads, "Let Us Mind Your Baby While You Shop." The owners are John Daugherty and Eleanor Duling.
Dorothy Liller sells encyclopedias.
Doris Thomas travels through the country encouraging women to join the W C T U. Her spending money comes from the commission she gets on subscriptions to the "Snappy Stories" magazine.
It looks as though the class of '33 had another author, or should I say authoress. Anna Ruth Elsey ahs published a book "My Idea of a Perfect Man and How I've Won Him" which of course is the year's best seller but running a close second is Elwood Rice's "How to Win at Crap and Cheat People."
Warren Montgomery is the strong-man with Barnum-Bailey For a hobby, he plays professional football with the "Chicago Bears."
Lawyer James Welshonce has ARGUED his way into the hearts of the jury to win the case which charges Raymond Stoutamyer with a breach of promise.
Lillian Hartman designs scenery for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Traveling a little westward, we find Jeanne Rice in Reno getting her 4th divorce (She just can't make up her mind!)
In the heart of Africa, Erma Brown takes her stand to preach to the natives. Her assistant, Josephine Berrett, as the director of the orchestra which is composed of drums.
Glenn Deering has a job.
A change has take place in KHS; Edward Rumer is no longer there.
Lawrence McDonald and Edgell Rotruck owns a garage in partnership which deals in the line of Fords and Oldsmobiles.
Madeline Likin won the National Walking Marathon in 1950.
Paderewsk's beautiful compositions, as rendered by Maxine Hull, are running box office competition with Cole Porter and George Gershwin as they are swung on the ivories of Jean Haines' piano.
The Sugar Bowl, the place where KHS students can be found when not in school, is owned by Marvin Wilt.
The field of matrimony has attracted the following from the class of '38 - Marion Boor, Geralding Cromer, Mary Rotruck and Betty Lee Davis.
Margie Crites, who got her start in KHS, claims the title of the world's fastest typist.
We regretted very much to read of the retirement of Hugh L Drake as secretary to the high school, but Paul Ferrebee has filled his place.
The boys at Annapolis Military Academy take orders from Admiral McCue.
We send congratulations over to Mamie Calemine who has just become the bride of the Italian Dictator, the son of the late Benito Mussolini.
Here is another who got her start at KHS. Theresa Corbacio is Southern California's cheer leader.
We see a stooped figure with long curly hair bending over a few germs in his laboratory; it is difficult to detect that this is our Clinton Pifer. We are sorry to relate that he has become such a genius his mind is slightly affected.
Richard Fleek, Charles Cook and Glenn Yost own farms and wives.
Virginia Rogers is at the head of the Girl Scouts of American.
Charlotte Staggs has gone through a beauty culture school and has a shop of her own which does a successful business.
Betty Jo Liller is a gun-moll and she loves it.
Virginia Johnson is a private French tutor.
Wanda Tasker is still going to school
Margie Pifer has discovered a kind of cream which is guaranteed to remove dark circles from under the eyes.
Jack Leary and Warren Hull are looking for jobs.
A large room lined with mirrors is the private possession of Frederick Sheetz.
A big farm outside the city limits is cultivated by James & Joseph Taylor. The think they own it, but so does the government.
Because of Helena Mae Borror's soft voice, she has been employed for winter months only as the Singing Lady by the Rice Krispies Co.
Coyd Yost, Jr is working hard to get the Sr's pictures finished in time to go into the Keyhisco, that is if the Srs have a Keyhisco in 1938.
Margaret Greenwade has just sued for a breach of promise but she is having a tough time as the man she sued is Lawyer Spiggle.
After the impeachment of Pres Lyndon Welch, Vice-President Dayle Schell was elected by the unanimous vote of the people.
Mrs Alice White reclines in her easy chair to read the NY Times of which Jane Watters is not editor.
George Deputy, Leroy Bishop, Roy Miller, Robert Powell and Thomas Shumaker have organized a lonely hearts club which sends out WWW (We Want Women) calls.
Marietts and Eugene Miller have organized a brother-sister team which is now on the road to fame.
John Kiser, a great banker, has just given a huge sum of money to the gymnasium of KHS.
Heart failure is an old disease, but it is not an up-and-coming one since Uzell Maguire, Emogene Ruckman and Evelyn Borror have entered Potomac Valley Hospital.
Arnold Athey, John Beug and Dorsey Crogan have completed a construction job on the new Empire State Building.
The movie "Snow White" on Broadway has been revised. Ada Brown and Eleanor Barr have been chosen to play the part of Grumpy and Dopey.
Elinor Kesner is passing away time at Potomac State. She loves it up there.
Charlotte Staggs

WILL OF THE CLASS OF 1938

We the Seniors of KHS, class of 1938, being of sound mind & memory, Will & Bequeath to our heirs and heiresses, the future generations of KHS, our dignity & leadership of the said school which we the Seniors, possess.
To the faculty, we leave our memory of the good times and fun we have had together; to the members of the Board of Education of Mineral Co, we leave our thanks and best wishes for all they have done for the class of '38; and to the oncoming leaders of KHS, we wish to leave the following:
Luther Arnold wishes to leave his height to James Harrison.
Arnold Athey wills his determination to Edwin Tandy.
Beatrice Baldwin leaves her sophistication to Elizabeth Staggs.
To Irene Virts, Eleanor Barr leaves her quiet ways.
To Audrey Bauer, his brother, Lloyd, leaves his success in sports.
Helena Mae Borror leaves her power of speech to Ada Mae Simmons.
John Beug leaves his winning smile to Walter Frederick.
To Johnny Pezzanite, Leroy Bishop leaves his position on the football team.
Maxine Hull leaves 20 pounds to Anita Santamyer.
Ida Mott wishes to leave her job as typist for Miss Alice Smith & Miss Ida Smith to Beatrice Pope.
Frederick Sheetz wills his neat appearance to Tyler Rotruck.
Warren Hull wills his small features to Delmar Burns.
"Sparky" Pifer wills his job as sports reporter to Joseph White.
Everett Tysinger wills his position on the Basketball team to Ray Truetle.
Ada Brown leaves the senior class to join Russell.
To Eleanor Ravenscroft, Mamie Calemine wills her dark curls.
"Be" Corbacio wishes to leave her position as head cheer leader to Phyllis Davis.
John Daugherty wills his sense of humor to William Loy.
Helen Davis, although unwilling to part with it, has agreed to leave her dignity & grace to Mary Garlitz.
Glenn Deering leaves his "pep" and "Vigor" to Oran Brown.
Eleanor Duling wills her typing speed to Edith Pennington.
Joseph Taylor leaves Fuchsya Biser.
To Elmer Huffman, Kenneth Wilt wishes to leave his dancing feet.
Marietta Millar & Mary Moran leave KHS.
Dayle Schell wishes to leave his red shirt to Coach Fizer.
Doris Thomas leaves her poise to Clara Spotts.
Warren Montgomery leaves Rachel Springer.
Wanda Hood Lutman wills her title as "Mrs" to Evelyn Snyder.
Jean Haines leaves Pete Johnston. She requests that Juniors take good care of him.
Mary Harrison wishes to will her corner on the bus to Evelyn Doll.
Paul Ferrebee wills his job as "office boy" to Dominick Calemine.
Elinor Kesner wishes to leave all her popular song sheets to Nancy Johnson.
Anna Ruth Elsey says she has nothing to leave this time. She's taking "Sparky" with her.
Raymond Lee Stoutamyer wills his position as a referee to Robert Evans.
Elizabeth Virts wishes to leave her blond hair to Adelaide Deegan.
Jane Watters wishes to leave her "poisonality" to Dorothy Hamill.
Charles Cook decided at first to will his suspenders, but later decided he couldn't part with them.
Walter Naedele refuses to will Mary Rawlings to anyone, he plans to take her with him.
Edgell Rotruck, at first thought it might be a good idea to will his Ford to Tyler Rotruck for football transportation, but decided to keep it for his own use.
Wilda Rotruck wills her natural curls to Florence Staggs.
Glovina Rumer won't even will her memory, she wants Don to have that too.
Emogene Ruckman wills her pretty fingernails to Naomi Watson.
Virginia Rogers wills her ability to study and her general good judgment to some Jr who will use it as well as she did.
Erma Brown wishes to leave her ability to memorize to Maurice Junkins.
Eugene Millar leaves his love for Hillbilly tunes to Bill Fortney.
Richard Sanders wills his position as right-hand-man to Mr Bosley to Bill Bueg.
Marion Boor leaves her snow shoes to June Everly.
Margie Crites refuses to will "Shady", her bus driver, to the bus students next year.
To Ruth Sherry, Mary Lee Bosley leaves her sweet disposition.
Marvin Stickley leaves his dimple to Leon Murray.
Richard Fleek leaves his way with the girls to Frank Mayola.
Madeline Likin wills her hair to Freddie Rohe, because he prefers to call her Shirley Temple.
Maxine Oglesbee leaves her silence to Norma Plyler.
Jack Leary wishes to leave his red curly hair to Delbert Bobo.
Geraldine Cromer says she has nothing to will, she is taking everything with her.
Betty Lee Davis wishes to leave her long eye lashes to Betty Freeland.
Evelyn Borror wishes to leave her slenderness to Nelva Jean Rafter.
Charlotte Staggs leaves her keen sens3e of humor to Mary Evelyn Stafford.
John Basil Martin wishes to leave his place on KH's football team to "Early" Tyler.
John Kiser & Arthur Kuykendall want to leave their place as the only boys in the shorthand class to Charles Beck & Robert Bane.
Betty Jo Liller wishes to leave Betty Rowe five pennies. Betty will know why.
Uzell Maguire and Franklin Evans decide to leave together, and the leave only their memory.
Hartsel McCue wills Maxine Tysinger to George Neill.
Robert Powell wishes to leave his number of tardy marks to Louis Spano.
Lillian Hartman wishes to leave her job as artist on the HI-TIMES staff to Donalda Dulin.
James Welshonce wishes to will his first year of experience at Potomac State to any Jr who wishes to attend.
Tommy Weese wishes to give his bookkeeping book to any Jr who has the nerve to take bookkeeping.
Lyndon Welch leaves his position as high school song leader to Whitney Rouzer.
Eugene Huffman wishes to will his every day train ride to school, to anyone who desires to take it.
Virginia Johnson wishes to give her P1's in shorthand to Marjorie White.
George Shank refuses to will his job at "Harrison's" to anyone, he says he'll need it this summer.
Coyd Yost leaves his public speaking ability to Robert Keller.
Glenn Yost wishes to leave his Bible & place in Bible Class to Edwin Hixenbaugh.
Jean Rice refuses to leave Junior, but will leave her singing ability to Frances Timbrook.
Warren Hull leaves his wit & humor to "Don" Cannon.
Pauline Rogers leaves her blond hair to Anna Lee Brotemarkle.
Elwood Rice leaves his ping-pong paddle to Howard Crogan.
Mlle. Dorothy Liller leaves her French work to Elizabeth Umstot.
"Tommy" Shoemaker leaves his gold tooth to James Harrison.
Marjorie Pifer leaves nothing; she stays on the hill.
Peg Greenwade leaves her popularity to any Jr who needs it.
Mary Rotruck leaves her seat in the senior home room to Nellie Newhouse.
Marvin Wilt leaves his height to "Dusty" Hartman.
Tommy Weese leaves his driver's license to Webster Nelson.
Josephine Berrett leaves John Daugherty, if she can get rid of him.
Evelyn Borror refuses to leave Dorsey.
James Taylor leaves his typing speed to John Miller.
Florence Byford leaves her bashfulness to Shelley Stayman.
Irene Stewart leaves her "Cumberland Guide Column" to a Jr who can write it.
John Kiser leaves his seat in study hall to Charles Beck.
Haven Sions leaves high school to join Twila Agnew.
We leave to the Jr class our dignity & reserve of which they will make good use. We also will the Jrs our places in the Sr class along with the laurels and the guiding of good old KHS.
Maxine Kenealy
John Daugherty
Helen Davis
"Be" Corbacio
Mamie Calemine

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