Monday, April 20, 2009

Grade School Pictures

Here is the link to some of the grade school pictures....
HERE.

All for now.....Dave

Sunday, April 19, 2009

DHS Fight Song

Geez, I didn't know we had so many fight songs, even Princeton's? Thanks for clearing up a life time fight song confusion for me. I perfectly knew "March Tigers down that field" except for the second line. Never could understand what everyone was singing. Obviously, I didn't have a fight song book at the time.



"March Tigers down that field
By crashing play through line or end (Sorry about the orange, Dave)
Fight, fight we must not yield
for our honor to defend,
Rah, Rah, Rah.



By crashing play through the line? That didn't make any sense to me at all. Still doesn't but I get it. I doubt that it would to Rose Bloom, either. This was my version:

"March Tigers down that field

"Da...da.da....da....da... da... da da."

How fight song deprived I was to go nearly 50 years singing 
Da...Da!  

Loved the "World of Me, Me." thanks to Roger Brett, class of '62. Being me, me was what to wear, make up, perfectly combed doves, saddle shoes, having such great teachers who were real mentors. Well, most of them anyway.

I have also wondered what the youth of today will hold dear to the days of their youth. The nurturing stability of family, wonderful friends, faith, and a life time relationship with God will always be youths foundation. Those ingredients are still seeds planted for a better world. How wonderful that we can say that in here. Those from the World of Me, Me, if we have any hopes of preserving or renewing all that was life precious, as the lyrics of a song goes, "Let their be peace on earth and let it begin with me." 

Not to fret Roger, if our topics became boring or we not have something better to do with our time, Dave-o wouldn't have somewhere in the number of over 700 cake eaters in here.

Thanks again, Roger.

A Cake Eater news item. Did you know that cake is an anti-aging food, especially the frosting?

HAVE A HAPPY EASTER AND PASSOVER,

-- Polly East Kingsley, Class of '60,  [mailto:PollyA03@aol.com] 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Robert Gruenke, 1916-2009

(Obituary published Thursday, February 26, 2009)

Cafeteria owner got start in downtown

Robert Greunke, 92, a restaurant owner whose cafeterias served up homestyle fare, died of pneumonia Tuesday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, South Detroit Avenue.  

For decades, Mr. Greunke of South Toledo was part of Greunke's Cafeteria, the downtown business first run by aunts and a sister. He built and opened a cafeteria in 1954 on West Central Avenue in the Colony district.  

"He liked visiting with the customers and feeling that they were having a good time and enjoyed the food," daughter Laraine Hardy said.  He was the menu maker, and his aim was to offer a good variety of food  people liked, prepared as they might at home, she said.  

The family cafeteria opened about 1922 in the Nicholas Building downtown - later known as the National Bank Building and, most recently, Fifth Third Center. It was known in early years as Linck's Cafeteria - Anna Greunke Linck was one of the principals. His brother, William B. Greunke, took ownership in the late 1930s, and in 1941, it became Greunke's Cafeteria.  

Mr. Greunke during World War II worked for the Spicer division of what is now Dana Holding Corp. Afterward, he bought his brother's interest and became full owner, Mr. Greunke's wife, Gladys said. The cafeteria in the Colony was sold in 1961 to Henry G. Linck, Anna Linck's son. It later was run by Donna Heintshel, Mrs. Linck's granddaughter. It closed in 1996.

Mr. Greunke's brother, Howard, helped run the downtown cafeteria, his  wife said. That was sold in 1983 to Christine and Jim Wilson, Henry Linck's daughter and son-in-law, and became Linck's Too. It was in the National City Bank Building when it closed in 1999.  

Mr. Greunke was a former president of the Northwest Ohio Restaurant Association and was on the board of the Ohio Restaurant Association.  He started a contracting business in the 1960s and built houses in WestToledo, South Toledo, and in Oregon, taking after his father, a builder whose projects included public schools, his wife said. He retired in 1983 and, for years after, he and his wife spent winters in Clearwater, Fla., and traveled. He was a member of Bay View Yacht Club.  

He was a graduate of Scott High School and attended the University of Toledo.  

"He would have been a good businessman no matter what he chose to do," his daughter said. "If he said he would do something, he did it. He had determination, strength, and endurance."  

Surviving are his wife, Gladys, whom he married March 6, 1940; son, Martin; daughters, Susie DiSalle, Laraine Hardy, and Carol Herebic; 14 grandchildren, and 20-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, where the body will be after 3 p.m. tomorrow.  The family suggests tributes to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor's choice.

Monday, April 13, 2009

DHS Songs

I bought this booklet when I was a freshman, about 1950.

-- Lew Lindner '53















Alice Margaret Taylor Snow

See attached for Liz Snow's mother's obituary. Wow quite a life!!!......

Liz Snow Solberg's email address is jlsolberg@earthlink.net and her mailing address is 4030 Sylvan Trail West Lafayette, IN 47906

Also you can leave a note on the Guest Book which should be attached to the obituary.....Dave

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SNOW Alice Margaret Taylor Alice Margaret Taylor Snow, 96, of West Lafayette, Indiana, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, and Naples, Florida, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus (formerly George Davis Manor) in West Lafayette.

Alice was born October 31, 1912, in Hedgesville, Wheatland County, Montana. Her parents, Ossian and Elizabeth Fraser Taylor, had gone west from Maine to settle in Montana. Alice graduated from Missoula County High School in 1929 and from the University of Montana in 1933. She was president of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma; a member of the undergraduate scholastic honorary; and active in drama. Alice taught at the Billings Polytechnic Institute where she met and married fellow faculty member, Wayne Edwin Snow, a North Carolina native, on January 5, 1934. Wayne became involved in development work for the school, which took them from Montana to Toledo, Ohio. When the depression economy overtook that effort, they found other jobs and made Toledo their home. During World War II, Wayne joined the navy and Alice worked for Packard as an inspector on the assembly line, building aircraft engines. Alice was active in many organizations including First Congregational Church, her sorority alumnae group, Parent Teacher Association, Mothers' Club, Community Chest (United Way), Mothers' March on Polio, Toledo Writers' Club, and the writers' group of AAUW. Alice returned to teaching in 1958 after spending more than a decade focused on their children and volunteer activities. She earned her M.A. at the University of Toledo in 1964, and her Ohio Reading Certification at Bowling Green State University in 1970. Alice's teaching career at Scott High School was rich with innovation. She drew on her own interest in creative writing and set up a course in the curriculum that brought a number of literary awards for her students. She instigated the first experimental reading improvement classes at the high school level and for a time chaired the English Department. She was a member of professional education groups and president of the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. When Alice's husband, Wayne turned his long time avocation into a vocational calling by creating NIFTI (Neighborhood Improvement Foundation of Toledo, Inc.), a not-for-profit neighborhood revitalization organization, Alice was very supportive of this bold unique contribution to Toledo's civic well-being. Later in their lives, Alice and Wayne enjoyed their ties with rural Hudson, Michigan, and their retirement years in Naples, Florida, and in West Lafayette for Alice. In Naples Alice supported the Southwestern Florida Symphony Association and the Big Cypress Center . In West Lafayette, she was a member of First United Methodist Church, volunteered at the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, and kept in shape at the YWCA. She was an enthusiastic sports fan and enjoyed Purdue Boilermaker football and basketball.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne in 1989 and by her sister, Ossia Taylor Kearns (husband, James). She is survived by two children, Elizabeth Alice Snow Solberg (husband, James, West Lafayette), Randolph Edgar Snow (wife, Jennifer, Bonita Springs, Florida); two adult grandchildren, Kirsten K. Solberg (Boston) and Margaret E. Solberg Batchelor (husband, Jason, Denver); her precious "little ones," great- granddaughter, Greta Alice Batchelor; grandson, Nicholas Taylor Snow and granddaughter, Charlotte Mackenzie Snow and beloved Kearns, MacKenzie, and Snow family members.

The celebration of a wonderful person will be held on Saturday, April 25th, at 4:00 p.m., with the Reverend Daniel Berger, at the Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway West. Visitation will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. before the remembrance gathering. Burial at the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery will be this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church or the University of Toledo.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Judi Ann Sautter-Schumaker

Dave - The following obituary appears on today's Blade website:  Judi Ann Sautter-Schumaker, DeVilbiss class of 1959.

-- Ron

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SCHUMAKER Judith Ann Judi Ann Schumaker, 68, of Woodville, passed away on April 9, 2009, at St. Vincent's Hospital. She was surrounded by many loved ones.

Judi was born in Toledo on January 27, 1942, to Irving and Virginia Sautter. She was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School. She was an employee of General Mills for over 30 years. She loved to crochet; read; and travel, taking many extended family vacations; and was an active member of the Retiree's Club .

Her love was well known to all around her. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Ronald; daughters, Lori (Roy) Whitehead and Lisa  (Andy) King; grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Alyssa; and grand-dog, Tobey.  She was looking forward to the birth of her future granddaughter in June.  She is also survived by her sisters, Jacquie and Sherri, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Judith was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 15, 2009, from 1:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

www.ansberg-west.com Memories of Mom: dancing to "Old Time Rock and Roll," movie nights with popcorn "extra butter," homemade pizza and Pepsi, and making spatzle with grandkids. We love you "Mama Jude."

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stroll Down Memory Lane

George Tauber sent the attached "Stroll Down Memory Lane"

......Dave

video

A Final (?) Word on the Super King

Hi Dave,

I realize that my instructions for assembling a White Hut "Super King" last week glossed over the key ingredient - the meat patty itself. When I first tried to recreate one, I mistakenly used ground sirloin in thick patties. I quickly learned to travel down the meat-quality spectrum to ground chuck or hamburger, and to make the patties much, much thinner.

Yesterday Jeff Brenneman (DHS '60) reminded me that Chazz Mewhort (DHS '60) once said those patties were actually made up of meat mixed with suet and bread crumbs. In support of Chazz's contention, remember that Chazz was a close friend of Jim Lee (DHS '59) who - between gigs at the piano and stints as a mechanic - also spent some months as the cook at the Colony Hut and would know what went on in the kitchen.

Hope this helps in the reconstruction of future "Super Kings".

-- Bill Rinehart (DHS '58)


'51 Nathan Hale Football

Friday, April 10, 2009

Murph's Team Record

Fred & Jim:

Here's the information I gathered on Murph's overall record shortly after his death. I had to rely on several people to gather the information for me, and while I'm reasonably certain it's correct, may I suggest you contact Donna Christian at the main branch of the Toledo Public Library. She advised that she has all yearbooks from DeVilbiss, except the one from the year the school closed. The reason I say that, is Murph's obituary states that his record as head coach was 78 wins - 8 losses - 4 ties. I didn't get the same numbers, as I counted 56 wins - 12 losses - 5 ties, which is a pretty vast difference. hope this helps.
-- Ron Thompson
 

1951 season - This appears to be Coach Murphy's first season as head coach.. 5 wins, 4 losses , 1 tie.

1952 season - Murph's second season. Tom Inman coached the backs and Dave Hardy was the line coach Their record was 6 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. Libby was crowned City League champions.

1953 season - The Tiger record was 10 wins, 0 losses and 0 ties. They were uted city champs and ranked #6 in the State by the Associated Press (AP).

1954 season - Record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties. City champs for the second time, and #18 in the state according to AP.

1955 season - Record 10-0-0. The Tigers were City Champs for the third straight year, and once again #6 in the State rankings.

1956 season - Record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. Although the City championship was awarded to Waite High School, the Tigers nevertheless were still ranked #16 in the state.

1957 season - The Tigers again went undefeated, by going 11-0 for the 1957 season, were again city champs and reached #3 in the state behind #1 Cleveland Benedictine and # 2 Massillon. Dan Kwiatkowski was named first team all state as a defensive halfback.

As head coach at DeVilbiss, Murph had a very impressive record of 56 wins - 12 losses and 5 ties. They were City champs four times during Murph's seven year tenure, and achieved state ranking in five of those six years.

-- Ron Thompson DHS 1960

Re: DHS Barb Lehnert Fowler

Dave,
The last email address for Barb Fowler is:  barbfowler@gmail.com.  She now lives in Syracuse NY.  If it doesn't go through, let me know & I'll call her.

Why is there never anything about Bancroft Hills and Nathan Hale?  Are we last on the food chain ;-) ?

-- Carol

DHS, Class of '65

Hi Dave ...

I am a '65 graduate of DHS (Vicki Custar Etue Duncan) ... presently working at the Hylant Group in Downtown Toledo, but having worked at Doyle, Lewis & Warner from 1965 to 1986, and then for Tom Smith from 1986 until he retired in 1993.  I'm sure we worked across the hall from each other in the old National Bank Building for some of those years.

Toni Fries Varner (DHS '65)  recently shared with me several of your emails regarding DHS, and in one of them a blog site or website was mentioned.  I'd love to know how to find those.  One thing I'd like to pass along ... my daughter works for Harbor Behavioral Center, assigned to the DeVilbiss Achievement Center.  Her office is actually located in the Little Theater area.  She is amazed at what a beautiful building it is.

Thanks !!

-- Vicki Duncan
Hylant Group
Phone: 419-259-6036
Fax: 419-255-7557

More Ducks

The duck toon is set to John Phillip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.

-- Jack Ward
John Ward & Associates
www.JohnWardEconomics.com
wardjo@umkc.edu

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Enough already.  I think the
Duck Tune has set a record for responses....Dave

DHS Fight Song

Geez, I didn't know we had so many fight songs, even Princeton's? Thanks for clearing up a life time fight song confusion for me. I perfectly knew "March Tigers down that field" except for the second line. Never could understand what everyone was singing. Obviously, I didn't have a fight song book at the time.

"March Tigers down that field
By crashing play through line or end
Fight, fight we must not yield
for our honor to defend,
Rah, Rah, Rah.

By crashing play through the line? That didn't make any sense to me at all. Still doesn't but I get it. I doubt that it would to Rose Bloom, either. This was my version:

"March Tigers down that field
"Da...da.da....da....da... da... da da."

How  fight song-deprived I was to go nearly 50 years singing Da....Da!

Loved the "World of Me, Me." thanks to Roger Brett, class of '62. Being me, me was what to wear, make up, perfectly combed doves, saddle shoes, having such great teachers who were real mentors. Well, most of them anyway.

I have also wondered what the youth of today will hold dear to the days of their youth. The nurturing stability of family, wonderful friends, faith, and a life time relationship with God will always be youths foundation. Those ingredients are still seeds planted for a better world. How wonderful that we can say that in here. Those from the "World of Me, Me", if we have any hopes of preserving or renewing all that was life precious, as the lyrics of a song goes, "Let their be peace on earth and let it begin with me."

Not to fret Roger, if our topics became boring or we not have something better to do with our time, Dave-o wouldn't have somewhere in the number of over 700 cake eaters in here. Thanks again, Roger

A Cake Eater news item. Did you know that cake is an anti-aging food, especially the frosting?

HAVE A HAPPY EASTER AND PASSOVER,

-- Polly East Kingsley Class of '60, [mailto:PollyA03@aol.com]

Phil Buell

Please add me to your list to receive e-mails and other DHS info.

-- Phil Buell 1956
starseeker_98@yahoo.com

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If you remember Phil send him and email....Dave

Bob McCloud DHS 1958

Hi Dave 

Just to let everyone know that Bob is home now from Toledo Hospital  recuperating from a triple by-pass.  I can get his wife (Carol's email   address).   You are doing a great job with this site and have gotten in contact with a lot of long lost friends and  even my cousin Mary Jo O'Rourke   Thanks again and when I get the time I will send pictures from the DeVeaux the class of 1954.

-- Susan Wadsworth [mailto:wads104@yahoo.com]

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ducks

Dear Dave,

The song about the web footed duck is set to the tune of "American on Patrol" by Susa [sic!].

-- Susan Sanzenbacher Smith '61 [mailto:rsmith1326@hotmail.com]

DHS fight song

Hi Dave,     

Two things that I would suggest is that as far as the fight song goes, maybe Jack Tongring would be the one who would really know whee the DHS fight song came from since he wathe Band Director at DHS from I believe the early fifties to late sixties. Also thanks for the scroll down on this last note.

-- Gary Herren DHS1963 [mailto:g.herren2@sbcglobal.net] 

DHS Handbook & Hilton Murphy

Dave,
The Hilton Murphy bench looks beautiful.  Thank you, Ron, Ovid, and  everyone else who worked on this, as well as all those who donated.  It feels good to do a really good thing like this for such a great man.

-- Roger Brett '62 [mailto:roger@casabrett.com] 

Fwd: From Junior High Champs to High School City Champs

DAVE, I THINK I CAN IDENTIFY MOST ON BOTH PICTURES ALTHO STILL A FEW BLANKS. KAREN ESCHENBURG KEEFER.

MRS.KUHLMAN 5TH

TOP-1 JUDY DAVIDSON,2-CHRISTINE LAFRANCE,3-BILL B.,4 TOM TICE,5 BRUCE KING,6 KAY MEANS,7 SUE STROLE,8 DON EASTERDAY, 9 JIM BRADFORD, 10 SAM SOLOMON

2ND-1 JUDY HOWARD,2 GEORGE GROUNDS,3 GEORGE ANDRE, 4 JOHN ERCKERT, 5 DAN SCHWYN, 6 KEN NEWMAN 7 ?, 8 JEFF KNODLE, 9 DICK DEROSE

3RD-GARY SPARKS, 2 ?, 3 GERRY KNOR, 4 JUDY ESCHENBURG, 5 ?, 6 GINNY DASO, 7 JOELLEN BEDEE, 8 JIM RICKARD, 9 RHODA WEINMAN, 10 JUDY PALMER

4TH-1 ALAN WHITNEY, 2 CARL WINGATE, 3 SUE DUVENDACK, 4 RON BABCOCK, 5 ?, 6 DIANE WILCOX ?, 7 BARBARA MUELLER, 8 SANDY WILLIAMS ?, 9 JACKIE RITZ

MRS. EMERY 1ST

TOP-1 LOYAL HUFFMAN, 2 ?, 3 BILL B, 4 RODNEY SHERRARD, 5 JUDY DAVIDSON, 6 CHRISTINE LAFRANCE, 7 ?, 8 SUE SHELL, 9 BILL SCHMIDT, 10 GEORGE ANDRE

2ND-1 ?, 2 LINWOOD MILLER, 3 DAN CARROLL, 4 NANCY MORTON, 5 SCOTT MASON ?, 6 BRUCE FRIEDMAN ? 7 ?, 8 SUE RUST, 9 KAREN ESCHENBURG, 10 GINNY DASO

3RD-1 ?, 2 JUDY LANE, 3 MARILYN DUNKLE, 4 ?, 5 ?,6 BOB DRAHEIM, 7 CECELIA BONHAM, 8 GARY WEGMAN 9 NANCY HEWITT

APOLOGIES FOR ANY MISSPELLINGS.