Eleven people will
join nearly 100 who have made their way into the Lima
City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Bowers (Class of 1965)
late Edward DeGarmo (1935)
late Ronald E. Dotson (1929) was a teacher and track and
cross-country coach at
Central and Lima Senior high schools.
Sanford Glazer (1954) spent 20 years as a U.S.
Navy Dental Corps officer, retiring as a captain. He has
taught at the University of Health Sciences at the
Chicago Medical School and the School of Medicine of the
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and
served as chairman of the Department of Preventive
Dentistry at the Navy dental graduate program. He serves
as a consultant and director of technology of a firm
specializing in developing infectious waste disposal
equipment. He's also a forensic dentist for the
Department of Homeland Security.
-Jonathan Hollingsworth (1976)
-Dr. Alan Mikesell (1960)
-Basilda Reese Rockhold (1956)
Rachelle Sheely (1960)
-Michael Ward (1969)
hall of fame began in 1987, with new people getting
inducted every three years.
The following is an updated list of those planning to
Tom and Donna Greenland, Marjorie and Gene White, Rollie
and Carol Smith, Sandy and Cherry Glazer, John and Ann
Bercaw, Sharon and Ed Edwards, Joan Shepard, Lee Martz,
Jerry Milbourn, Mary and John Wolfe, Steve DeWeese and
Sadie, Marv and Amy Watkins, Jim Gross and his oldest
son along with two grandsons, Shirley and Chuck Daley,
Judy Miller Huston and her daughter Molly, Carol Guyton
Goodell and Bill, Tom Burkholder, Martha Jo Davis
Backstrom and Don, Ron and Nancy Cook.
Thus far, this is a total of 36 people, which is one of
our largest group. We are pleased to have with this
year Carol and Bill Goodell from San Mateo, California
and Judy Huston and Molly from Poplar Grove, Illinois.
If anyone else is planning to attend please let me know
Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a fun
There must be a story here... we will
leave it to your imagination for now - but soon the complete
story will be printed here, as soon as someone, who knows all
the facts, writes it.... Just enjoy the video.
It's too bad that the sound track is missing. It is part
of Ron Cook's past.
...ask and ye shall receive...
"The Big Kiss"
In 1957, my senior year for football, Ohio State won the Big
10 and National Championships. As Big 10 champs, we played in
the 1958 Rose Bowl game against
The PAC 8 (now PAC 10)
champions, the Oregon Ducks.
Several days before the game, the Rose Bowl Committee hosted
a dinner for the team at the Biltmore Hotel in LA. The ballroom
was packed with OSU fans,
alumni, the band, and cheerleaders.
After the dinner a variety show was held with Bob Hope as Master
of Ceremonies. Bob had just returned from an USO trip
with him Miss Jayne Mansfield.
Before the show Bob Hope talked to Coach Woody
Hayes about having one of the players on stage to receive a kiss
from Jayne. For whatever reason, Coach
Hayes selected me to go
During the show Bob Hope called me up on
stage. After some witty remarks, Bob said he had a special gift
for me and he said "Here she is Miss Jayne
Mansfield". She came
walking out in a tight dress, black hat and high black heels.
The crowd went wild. After Bob introduced us he left the stage
to Jane and me.
After a few pleasant words, Jayne said "You
know Ron, they say animals are raised and humans are reared". I
said OK. And then she said "Are you ready". I
said "Anytime you
are". She then closed her eyes and puckered up. I thought to my
self, this is only going to happen one time. So I grabbed her
like I was going
in on a tackling dummy and put a big kiss on
her. I wasn't about to let go. Finally, she wiggled lose and
with her big wide eyes turned to the microphone and said
see you were raised". Needless to say the crowd really went wild
and I was the envy of all the guys on the team.
One of the assistant coaches filmed the show
on 16 mm film. Several years later I was able to make a copy of
the film showing the big kiss, where we stayed the
the game, and the field goal that eventually won the game for
us, 10-7. I was able to convert the 16 mm film to a video
and then to a DVD.