Posted on August 17, 2017

What & Where Is This?

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What locals were talking about 67 years ago

Noted below are items originally published in area newspapers in the early part of April 1950:

  • Spontaneous singing of familiar tunes highlighted the 63rd annual banquet of the DHS Alumni Association, which attracted some 400 people. Robert Ax, spokesperson for Class of 1925, recalled the class trip to Washington, DC, when he and his classmates shook hands with President Calvin Coolidge. And Shirley Ann Schultz and Joseph Streamer received the association’s awards for being the outstanding members of the Class of 1950. New officers of the association were Wilson Pollock, president; Donald White, vice president; May Jane Pawling, secretary; and Emily Lewis, financial secretary.
  • Founding (1928) members—Robert Ash, Corbin Hutchison, Dr. George Bousum, Chandler Roberts and Joseph Miller—who were still actively involved with the Downingtown Lions Club, were honored by the club 22 years later. And honored for their 20 years membership in the club were Evans Miller, Dr. Harlan Sharp, and Theodore Griffith.
  • Don White was named the first Director of Athletics at DHS. Previously, those duties were handled by the high school’s principals. Howard Caskey, an assistant coach, took over as head coach of the football team, White’s former position. Also, Ray DiSerafino, head coach of the junior high school team, was named an assistant coach of the Whippet football squad.
  • Mrs. George Aumiller, 354 Washington Ave., Downingtown, earned the title of Cinderella for the day on the Cinderella Hour, a program broadcast by WCAU-TV in Philadelphia because she had answered the most questions correctly during the program. Her prize was a pair of boudoir lamps.

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