Yamato High School

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
Class of 1963
We, the glorious Class of 1963, hereby bequeath to the Underclassmen of Yamato High School the following:

I, Yoichi Aizawa, having for years trained and disciplined myself of mind and body to an excellent condition of normality - nothing and no more - hereby find myself, to my astonishment and humiliation, nothing to bequeath to our beloved underclassmen (and girls also) except for my kind words of advice that you should by this time be thinking about your will to avoid any similar state of embarrassment as I have suffered from lack of any previous knowledge of such will which again to my previous understanding was neither to be written nor divulged until the end of my days which I did not indeed expect it to be this early.

I, Linda Allen, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Pam Sturm, my ability to get and keep what I want!

I, William B. Arnold, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Harvey Kimpel, my credit card, usable only by students of Yamato High School, and to Gary Polhamus, my Friday night victory playing.

I, Willie Barnes, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Eddie Diaz, my ability to pony; to Charlie Johns my hot breathing ability; and to Willie Williams, I leave my good looks.

I, Tom Barron, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Marv Bryant all the sheep he can get; to Larry Tornquist my position as first base coach; and to Randy Stoops & Company I leave the good times in 4th hour Algebra.

I, Marian Beaty, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Marilyn Noakes my dirty jodphers and my riding ability.

I, Mary Berran, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Diane Roberts, my "natural" strawberry blonde hair.

I, Paulette Bowers, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Jackie Miller and Edward Forney all of my old cheat notes, books, and all my love for them in the future (If you know what I mean).

I, Gayle Boyers, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Brenda Gilbreth my filing job in the counselor's office; to Judy Campbell my Government book which has everything circled and underlined; 2nd to anyone who can fix it, my typewriter in typing class.

I, Tiny Brannan, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Bill Booth thirty pounds of weight and two inches of height, and to Bruce Stephens five oakie beers.

I, Rick Brauer, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to all underclass motorcycle enthusiasts: 3 knobby tires, 1 Carmal block, 1 Dunlop Sports Universal and 1 Caterpillar block. If any freshman cyclist lasts through his senior year while driving in Japan, he will be awarded my one and only Pro "S' Tread flat tracking tire.

I, Arie Britt, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Bill Booth and Gary Polhamus a pair of pants so they won't have to go running around outside at night in the nude.

I, Janet Brown, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Sharon Coffin my ability not to lose my contact lens, and to Kathy McVay my ability to make hamburgers.

I, Carolyn Caretta, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Marie Arnold my excellent singing of Honey Bun (she may also have Honey-Bun and my form fitted sailor suit).

I, Larry Carman, being of a somewhat sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Tim LaPointe my chop sticks I used during football, a good pair of scissors to cut Pat Hernandez's hair, and I leave my ability of being kidnapped and "thee ole thumb" to Bruce Stephens.

I, Jerry Cassell, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Mr. Arlton a voodoo good luck charm to help break the bad omens which cause him to break cameras, and to Brenda an autographed copy of "Hey Paula" as a trophy.

I, Linda Chaney, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Dottie Rooney my valuable ability to cut down my enemies; to Angela Percola my talent in making pizzas and my height; to little Eva my good luck in avoiding T.D.Y.'s and finally to Big Mama's good buddy my interest in the Marauder basketball team.

I, Freddie Correll, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to my sister Holly, all the reserve and poise characteristics of a Senior, and to the remaining members of the Entre Nous all the memories and traditions held by previous members.

I, Bob Davis, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Randy Stoops two bags of oats; to Bruce Stephens my good disposition; to Joe Belden my full scale aerial map of Pond's Park; and to Charlie Johns, I will exclusive use of the Transit Barracks.

I, Warren Donaldson, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Dick Shintaku my seat by the speakers in the "Brazil" and the last notes of Filthy McNasty which were left to me last year; to Pete Metzger I leave my rod and my staff to comfort him; and to anyone who wants it I pass on Jack Mumma's ability to fall asleep in Government class.

I, Carol Dyson, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Jim Balentine my love of music, as if he needed it; to Sally Shulmistra my extra hours of sleep; to Mrs. Nicklas my literature notes to use as wallpaper; to Mr. Askew my government book and an eraser to erase last year's underlinings; and to Mr. Cougle, my favorite chemistry teacher, I bequeath my initials so he will remember the C.A.D.

I, Marty Easterbrook, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to my brother John, my time in Japan for the next year.

I, Norton Eastment, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to all lowly freshmen, on behalf of the class of 1963, the right to become the most highly exulted Seniors only after 3 more years of hardship, suffering, toil, and sweat and only after each peasant freshman mails $100 in cold cash to each honorable Senior as suitable recompense for any hardship, suffering, toil, and sweat they may have caused each mighty Senior.

I, Jacqui Ferris, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to any underclassmen the hours I worked in the office - a good way to get out of class, and to my sister Sharyn my perch in the P.E. window. Hope your luck's as good as mine!

I, Larry Foster, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Phil Ranes my old, rusty skin diving tanks and my old swimming trunks.

I, Barbara Frost, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Judy Deets my old government book so she may see how valuable it was to me; to Miss Ayers all future student Librarian workers; and to Marie Arnold my alto singing voice.

I, Jan Garrison, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Jan Gilliland my ability to lose class rings, and I will Youngblood Hawke to whoever finds it.

I, Bruce Gilbreth, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Nancy Troxell my beard, and to Gloria Goode the illustrious contents of my locker.

I, John Greene, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to April Hardt my dilapidated government book, and to Mr. Elsemore all my belts and shirttails. I further leave my collection of 9,727 empty beer cans to Mr. Sawada hoping that he will enjoy them as much as I did.

I, Dianna Hays, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Marie Borman my lasting friendship and my ability not to worry about anything.

I, Donna Hays, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Teyet Moy my 5'3" height so that he will be as tall as some of the ninth graders, and to Marie Borman my self-confidence. I, Cliff "Curly" Huntington, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Chip Bridges my ability to broad jump and pole vault along with my seat in Physics and Math Class, and to Marv Bryant, left field on the baseball team.

I, Danny Iki, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Greg Kirkland a whole pack of rubber bands. I also will Dave Kesskock my ability to dance. Joe Belden may have my two rooms so he can see Connie with no trouble, and to any mechanical drawing student that wants to get along with Mr. Hirose, I will my ability to get B+'s and A's. I also will to any purpose who has real, real, real, low grades and a long last name, I will them my last name and grades.

I, Juanita Janes, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Bill Haynes and Norman Fairweather my illustrious position as bus monitor on F-1A because they seem to have the necessary experience.

I, Janis Jones, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to the juniors, who are the potential seniors of '64 (we hope), all the fun and hard work that we, the Glorious Class of '63 have had. I leave my place in mechanical drawing class to any girl willing to draw a straight line. To the girls in P.E., I leave the physical fitness testing. To the boys in mechanical drawing class, I leave my ability to whistle while I work, oh, yes, and my ability to draw.

I, Franky, sometimes known as Bill Jones, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Dick Shintaku my chair in the Beer Hall, and my collection of pictures. To Doug Linsey, I bequeath my intelligence, and to Pete my stupid looks so teachers won't bother him when he sleeps.

I, Chuck Jordan, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath my ability to get along with teachers to Charlie Johns; to Bonnie Bobo one ice cube; and to Charlie Johns my ability to run fast in a football uniform.

I, Larry LaChapelle, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to the track team my old sweat socks, to Jeanne McLeod all of my "sweet" pickles, and also to Jeanne I give her freedom for the next two years.

I, John Lich, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to the whole Junior Class, anything of mine which may yet remain in any school waste paper basket, on the school floors, or in my former locker. In the case of most, but not all, Juniors of this school, I am being extremely generous when their worthiness for any useful gift is carefully considered. To any Junior who thinks he has not received more than he deserves, I bequeath upon them enlightenment as to their status and some of my common sense which they evidently need.

I, Arthur Lockerbie, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to any unpopular underclassman, or group of unpopular underclassmen, my ability to crack lousy, "sick jokes," with the hope that he or they will get more popularity out of this ability than I did.

I, De Lutton, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Jim Balentine my superb musical skill, who neither needs it nor agrees that it exists, but who being an underclassman, must accept it anyway, and to Jim Seiler my rather esoteric (for him at least) ability to propagate, despite the heckling and jeers of fellow classmates and derisive glances from parents and teachers, a beard from the Senior play.

I, Gloria Lynch, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Brenda Gilbreth my "High School Blues"; to Greg Kirkland a pair of glasses; and to Gloria Goode my "sexy pink" curlers.

I, James Marks, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to the class of '64, all the notes and markings in all my books. To Mr. Askew, Mr. LaCasse, and Mr. Cougle, I will all the sweat and trouble that I have run into for the past year of 1962-1963.

I, Pete Melyan, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Anna Marie Gilbert, my cherished goat-tee and my baggy pants.

I, Connie Milonas, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Gloria Goode my entire collection of notes from Bwana and a consuming interest in Northern Michigan College.

I, Cynthia Miller, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Willie Williams and Bonnie Barnes my gym clothes, my ability to play ping pong, and my successfulness in basketball.

I, Charles Moy, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to my brother, Teyet, all my past first chairs in band; to Jim Balentine, my telephoto lens with camera and light meter and my ability to take pictures. I also leave my photography editorship on the "Samurai" to him and to the Juniors I leave Mr. Askew.

I, Ted McGuire (Jurgen), being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to this brilliant sports minded man of muscle-sound body and athletic mind whom I frustrated in the physical tests, been laughed at during basketball, and who has given me battle fatigue during rainy days, and finally will probably find great fault with my ability to play softball! I will my old gym shoes to none other than Coach Mawby.

I, Caroline McKinney, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Mike McKinney my good grades and ambition to graduate and go back to the U.S.A.

I, Missy McLean, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to all the Juniors who are lucky enough to have Mr. LaCasse, all his wonderful poetry, and to Mike Turner all of my overabounding intelligence.

I, Suzanne McMinn, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Allan Hess my ability to scrape through; to Gayla Kenser my old used tenny runners; and finally to the rising Senior Class Mr. Askew.

I, Linda Morin, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Pat Hernandez all my letters from Mike because she never gets any from John; to all the Juniors, the senior lounge, record player, old apple cores and the nurse.

I, Paula Murphy, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Greg Kirkland a smaller mouth than he has now; to Gary Polhamus a little more patience and a strong liking for riding trains and buses at ungodly hours, and to Karen Peterson an enjoyable sixth period.

I, Judy Noakes, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Cheryl Cunningham and Jinx Holloway a 70 cent compact of powder that I spilled in building 730 during 6th hour P.E.

I, Amy Palman, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Shanna Wellinger all my hair rollers and my ability to set my hair each night; to Susan Beckham, I give all my clothes that have shrunk from last year, and to my brother, Lee, I leave all my "good" grades.

I, Sally Pannucci, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Sherrie Cunningham and Jinx Holloway, my ability to play ping pong, my old government tests, notes and all of Mr. LaCasse's wonderful memories; and especially to Jinx I leave her all my old, worn out P.E. clothes seeing that how she always forgets hers. Last but not the least, to my best friend (legs) or L.C., I leave my ability to act as a mama-san on Saturday nights, and my extra special interest in the Marauder Basketball Team, and just a warning to the Juniors who will be taking a Senior trip next year - stock up on peanut butter and bread.

I, Carol Patterson, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Nancy Troxell my expert coordination, and to Judy Campbell the ability to rat my hair and my nickname, "Fluff".

I, Jim Perkins, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Gary Polhamus a bar of soap and a bottle of Lysol.

I, Mike Peterson, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Matt McCorkle my collection of salami ends.

I, Brenda Pickle, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Diane Roberts, my comfortable seat in Mr. Askew's government class, and to April Hardt I willingly give Mrs. Nelson so she will be able to "teach" April how to "cook" for John in years to come.

I, Sandy Powell, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Rufus Woody my unused Physics book and all the prestige, knowledge, and maturity that goes along with being a Senior.

I, Jack Ralph, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Chip Bridges and Chris Seigrist my house and grounds since Mike Peterson and I are leaving.

I, Kendall Roberson, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Brenda Gilbreth my chemistry grades; to freshmen, the Senior bathroom; to Miss Tuggle I leave our marvelous art department and all supplies contained therein; and I will Martha, Miss Klauser.

I, Gwen Robinson, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Jan Gilliland my well loved and still usable toothbrush, and to Jean Miller, I will all the wonderful memories of fun and heartaches we shared together.

I, Patricia Savage, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to every Junior the privilege of using the Senior Lounge, and to my friend Pat Johnson I will the privilege of being a Senior and all the glories that go with it.

I, Kathy Sawin, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Gloria Goode, my broken jar of Calf's foot jelly and hope she has as much fun eating it as I had using it.

I, Barbara Scholl, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Joey Belden and Phil Ranes my ability to behave and set a good example for underclassmen in speech class???

I, Glenn Sell, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Henry Fitzgerald my $25, '51 Chevy which is still running; to Barry Klein my used comb so he will be well-groomed next year; to John Sanchez my old teen club cards; to Terry Robinson my old worn-out girls; to Terry Martin my empty bottles; and to Vic Olmstead my advanced Math and Physics tests.

I, Penny Sheehan, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Earl Wilkinson, my terrific ability in Algebra; to Sally Shulmistras my old French homework papers; to Bob Dickerson more of his simple retiring nature; and to Dave Herrelko my wishes for success.

I, Sharon Shiroma, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Barbara Cameron my ability to overcome the homesickness for Hawaii.

I, Ernest Singer, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to any Juniors daring enough to take it, my ability to "snow" my way through Senior English and the pleasure of being just anxious enough to be permitted to remain in school and still be unpopular with everyone.

I, Emmett Smith, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Charlie Johns my "Father Blivens" jump shot; to Tim LaPointe my "Say Hey Kid" basket catch; to Bob Phaneuf my ability to play first base; and to Marv Bryant my hot-breathing ability, he needs it bad.

I, Mike Smith, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Bill Hoy my rank of General; and to the 1963 football team all of my peanut butter sandwiches.

I, Tom Spalding, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Bruce Stephens a bottle of dandruff remover and an eyebrow pencil, and to Phil Ranes my ability to run the high hurdles and the Big "B".

I, Linda Spivey, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Belinda Crutchfield the time and worry that went into preparing the 1963 Katana.

I, Larry Stephens, being of infected mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Bruce Stephens the official gold brick of the letterman's club; to Gerry Deming my ability to out-drive and out-talk any fuzz around; to Lee Porter my titles as official chugger; to Bill Dowd, a silver spoon; to Judy Campbell, exactly what she asks for; and to the Juniors in general, Government Class.

I, Sandy Sylvain, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to the remaining members of Entre Nous the ability to make better friends next year; and to Cindy Pelzmann my cheerleading ability to remain calm, cool, and collected. She needs it.

I, Sherri Symanowicz, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath all my old government tests to any Junior who wants them. Warning: A lot of blanks!

I, Karen Taylor, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Diane Hobbs, my favorite john in P.E.; to Gloria Goode my ability to get along with my mother and stay off restriction; and to Sue Charon hopes for an even better relationship, if it's possible to be any closer friends, with Sgt. Sugi in the future.

I, Jack Teeter, Jr., being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to my brother Ronald, my ability to use a yo-yo; to Brenda Gilbreth one cup of midnight homework sweat with hopes that she will add to it and get off restriction.

I, Bill Thompson, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Gerry Deming the other half of our ability to argue with the umpires and Col. Weir, so he will be at full strength next year, and to Joe Belden my ability to win our vocabulary contests.

I, Heidi VanSickle, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Nancy Troxell, my ability to walk the halls without permission; my government book with everything underlined for the tests, and to anyone who wants it - my typewriter in Typing II class.

I, Chuck Vogeley, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Chip Bridges, my class standing; and to Karen Breaux I leave absolutely nothing, because she's had it all.

I, Robert Walsh, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to any Junior who wants it, my government book in which the answers to the tests are underlined.

I, Abbott Webber, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Eric Hodson my ability to slop out on Mr. Walker's math tests.

I, Bonnie Young, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath to Janeice Grimmett all my good grades and ambition to get through the Senior year.

We, the Class of '63, also leave to the upcoming Senior Class the glories of being a Senior; the ability to work for what they want; and the walls from the Senior play.

(Note: This article was retyped in its entirety from the May 24, 1963 issue of the Samurai.)

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