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President Eisenhower Pays a Surprise Visit to the Class of 39's
Evening Sun, 1959
The 20th anniversary reunion of the Eichelberger Senior High School class of 1939 had an unscheduled feature last evening--a brief visit and a few words of felicitation by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Members of the class learned General and Mrs. Eisenhower, their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Eisenhower, and the former President's granddaughter, Mary Ann Eisenhower, were dining in another room at the Red Barn, Westminster Road, where the reunion was being held.
The former President was invited to look in on the reunion, and he graciously accepted. Accompanied by his granddaughter, he went to the reunion room and greeted the class members and guests.
About 50 attended the reunion. Joseph Fulco, class president, had charge. Byron Miller, Spring Grove, a 1939 graduate of Altoona High School, addressed the class. Color slides of his trip to Europe were shown by John Shultz with commentary by Jack Krebs.
Charles Fink was elected president, John Shultz. vice president, Corinne Henderson, secretary and Mary Koenig, treasurer. Awards were presented to Glenn Sadler, Cincinnati, for having traveled The greatest distance to attend; Dean Gross, Brant Beach, N.J. for traveling the second greatest distance and Denton Kopp, class member with the youngest grandchild.