Liberty Union-Thurston Alumni
Liberty Union High School Alumni Association
P.O. Box 55

 Baltimore, Ohio 43105
Liberty Union High School Alumni Association

Class of 1962


President: John F. Kennedy

Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson


Population: 186,537,737

Life expectancy: 70.1 years



High: 767

Low: 723


Federal spending: $106.82 billion

Federal debt: $302.9 billion

Inflation: 0.4%

Consumer Price Index: 30.2

Unemployment: 6.7%


Cost of a new home: $18,200.00

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.04

Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.31

Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.54

Cost of a gallon of Milk: $0.49


In the News in 1962:


President Kennedy Orders Blockade of Cuba to Prevent Soviet Missile Deployment

JFK Orders Total Ban On Cuban Products

John Glenn First American to Orbit Earth, 3 Revolutions

Federal Troops Go To U. of Mississippi To Register First Black, James Meredith

Marilyn Monroe Dies of Over Dose

U-2 Pilot Gary Powers Traded For Spymaster Rudolf Abel

Adolf Eichman Hanged in Jerusalem

Author William Faulkner dies.

Mariner II is first interplanetary probe, goes around Venus

My Fair Lady, Longest running musical closes after 2,717 performances

Diet Right, Polaroid color film, and "Tab" are new products

Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points In one game

Douglas Edwards, CBS evening news, is replaced by Walter Cronkite

The "Breakfast At Tiffany's " look is in fashion


The Billboard Top 10 Singles of the Year:


1. Green Onions - Booker T & The MG's

2. Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler

3. Soldier Boy - The Shirelles

4. Sheila - Tommy Roe

5. Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & The Starliters

6. Loco-Motion, The - Little Eva

7. Wanderer, The - Dion

8. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka

9. Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares

10. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon


Top Albums of 1962:


Breakfast at Tiffany's - Henry Mancini

Holiday Sing Along with Mitch - Mitch Miller

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Musice - Ray Charles

Peter Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary

West Side Story - Sound Track


Top Box Office Movies of 1962:


Dr. No $16,067,035

How the West Was Won $12,150,000

Taras Bulba $4,000,000

State Fair $3,500,000

Girls! Girls! Girls! $2,600,000


Other films of that year:


Advise and Consent

Birdman of Alcatraz

Days of Wine and Roses

Lawrence of Arabia


Long Day's journey into Night

Sweet Bird of Youth

The Chapman Report

The Counterfeit Traitor

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Longest Day

The Manchurian Candidate

The Miracle Worker

To Kill a MockingBird

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?


Top 20 TV shows:


1 ) The Beverly Hillbillies

2 ) Candid Camera

3 ) The Red Skelton Show

4 ) Bonanza

5 ) The Lucy Show

6 ) The Andy Griffith Show

7 ) Ben Casey

8 ) The Danny Thomas Show

9 ) The Dick Van Dyke Show

10 ) Gunsmoke

11 ) Dr. Kildare

12 ) The Jack Benny Program

13 ) What's My Line

14 ) The Ed Sullivan Show

15 ) Hazel

16 ) I've Got a Secret

17 ) The Jackie Gleason Show

18 ) The Defenders

19 ) The Garry Moore Show

20 ) To tell the Truth

Click the picture below

 to see shots from the Class of 1962 40th Class Reunion




             Dave Friesner                             Jane Klinck                                Vern Ayres


                     Vera Ety                                Larry Yencer                              Lynn Fisher


Jim Blauser                            Patty Blackstone*                              Bob Lamb*


Judy Long                                   Jim Derickson                             Cindy Foltz 


Bob Schweitzer                           Ruth McDaniel*                            Fred Burrows


  Bonnie Clark                            Gary Gregory                               Penny Solt


  Butch Shanks*                         Margaret Cahill                            Steve Walton


  Sharon Vanarsdalen                         Larry Landis                             Ruth Ann Weidner


  Ronnie Ortman                            Mike Clum                               Larry Brengman


Dorthy Starcher                              Paul Beery                                Tanis Grile


  Larry Hiles                              Judy Grover                                 Bob Wilson


  Sharon Wells                                Connie Switzer                           Earlene Ramey


  Ina Loveless                            Lois Hizey*                               Ralph Hanley*


  Dian Wooster King                           Ralph Welker                         Rosie DeLong


* Denotes Deceased          


2nd Grade - Mrs. Smith's Class

Country Club Girls