Class of 1950
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1950 Class Annual

Joanne Hamilton, class of 1951, provided access to the annual.




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( Photograph provided by Louise Lull, Godwin class of 1940. )



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Material supplied by Lillian Annis, class of 1941.



Elizabeth (Betty) Kaiser, class of 1950, could apparently twirl quite a storm, and spun her way to local fame and fortune after graduation.

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Material provided for scanning by Clarice (Wicks) Cox, class of 1953.

It's not completely clear what the Godwin Association was, save that it was a vehicle for alumni to get together now and then. Over what period it existed is not known. In year 2008 the Golden G serves the same purpose. See section "G" for details about the Golden G.









Plays


Everybody's Here

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Play program

Material provided for scanning by Clarice (Wicks) Cox, class of 1953.

The photograph above depicts a various different world from that of 2008. It is hardly imagineable to have a superintendent of a large school participate in a class play in year 2008. Charles Knapp was a school board member in 1945 yet. Stanley Gaver had a jewelry store just south of the gas station in the southeast corner of 36th Street and Division Avenue. This kind of community involvement is surely a big part of what made Godwin work in the past.








Sports



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Team names, on a separate page.

Material provided for scanning by Clarice (Wicks) Cox, class of 1953.



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Material provided for scanning by Clarice (Wicks) Cox, class of 1953.



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Material provided for scanning by Clarice (Wicks) Cox, class of 1953.



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Material provided for scanning by Clarice (Wicks) Cox, class of 1953.



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Material provided for scanning by Clarice (Wicks) Cox, class of 1953.







Deceased





Recent photograph of Art Spoelstra.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Arthur C. Spoelstra Sr., 75, of Evansville, formerly of New York City, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Select Specialty Hospital. He was born September 11, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Arthur was a former NBA player and all American at Western Kentucky University, where he is in the Hall of Fame. He loved all sports and played a mean game of golf. He recently retired as a union stagehand for many Broadway Theaters in New York City.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 36 years, Irene Spoelstra; son, Arthur C. "Neal" Spoelstra Jr., of Owensboro, Ky.; son, Bobby Spoelstra, of New York City; son, Michael Spoelstra, of New York City; daughter, Carol Leggett, of Baton Rouge, La.; granddaughter, Jamie Holt and husband, Steve; great-grandson, Landon; dog, Star; special friends, Larry Sartore, Sherri McGhee, and Roberta, Steve and Misty Boyle.

Private services will be held. For further details contact Alexander North Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710. Arrangements by Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road.

Published in the Courier Press on 4/10/2008.

For more about Art Spoelstra.



Paul Plummer