Newby, Nancy Lee
Nancy Lee Newby
From the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal “Grades [School]” insert:
Nancy Lee Newby wrote, “My Trip to Peru”:
In 1937 my father was chosen to go with the Hayden Planetarium to Lima, Peru for the total eclipse of the sun on June 8.
Mother and I left on the 14th of May from New York with father. We went through the Panama Canal which took eight hours. We had lots of fun on the boat and went swimming every day. We stopped at Buenaventura, Columbia and arrived in Lima May 28th.
While in Lima we visited the Temple of the Kings, an ancient Inca ruin.
My mother and I stayed at a hacienda in Chosica, a small town 30 miles from Lima while father went to Llanca, 12,000 feet up in the Andes for the eclipse.
It was very warm at Chosica, while in Lima it was cool and damp.
On June 9th we received a cablegram from New York to return at once. We could not get a plane until June 12th. On that day we left by Pan-American plane for home.
On the way we stopped in eleven different countries; Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, Canal Zone, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.
The flying time from Lima to New York was 48 hours or 6130 miles.
I have two certificates for crossing the Equator, one by boat and one by plane.
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Nancy Lee Newby is listed as a Reporter for this issue of Mar-Ken Journal – “Grades” [school] insert.
•Class Organization: The Junior High room, this year, has been organized according to the United States government. The election was held by ballot. The results are as follows: Executive Department: President’s Cabinet: Secretary of Interior – Nancy Newby.
•”You and I – From Primary to Junior High.” Nancy Newby attended Mar-Ken Summer School and then had two weeks at Long Beach.
From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Nancy Lee Newby wrote a column about Mar-Ken faculty for the school newspaper.
From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Nancy Newby served as the Faculty News reporter for the Mar-Ken Grades supplement in the school newspaper. She also wrote an article about Intermediate Grades teacher Mrs. Waters.
•Nancy is the Faculty News reporter for this issue of the school newspaper.
From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Nancy Lee Newby is the Faculty News reporter for this issue of the student newspaper.
From the January 10, 1941 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Nancy Lee Newby is a News Reporter for this issue of the Mar-Ken Journal. She wrote the column “You and I.”
•YOU AND I: Nancy Newby took a motor boar trip off of Catalina.
From the 1941 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
Nancy Lee Newby served as Secretary of the Interior in the student government. Nancy was a News Reporter for the Mar-Ken Journal, and Editor of Trips for the Annual.
From the 1943 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, as a Freshman:
Freshman Predictions: You might catch sight of NANCY NEWBY hot on the trail of Charlie McCarthy to get a picture of him. Poor girl! The woodpecker beat her to it.
From the Crossword Puzzle: She has long, dark brown hair and a mild temper, although witty. Being a photographer is her main ambition.
From the 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbook, Transvia, “Sophomore Biographies”:
NANCY NEWBY, a native daughter of Columbus, Ohio, keeps things lively at Mar-Ken with her jokes. Always cheerful, she lets her interest wander into the field of photography and cryptography. (The latter concerns codes).
From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Junior Biographies”:
Born – Aug. 13, 1928. Columbus, Ohio
Greatest talent – Collecting old razor blades
Favorite saying – Snafu
Principal occupation – loafing
Chief characteristic – Talking with Barbara Carter about boys
Favorite food – shrimps
Destiny – to be an archaeologist
Nancy was a member of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945.
From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Senior Biographies”:
Title: Nancy Newby
Copyright: Columbus, Ohio
Introduction: Nan has what is known as a laughing face and a terrific sense of humor.
Forward: She claims the rest of her life is dedicated to getting her boots back from San Berdo.
Illustrations: Eating shrimp. Seeing he color Kelly green.
Glossary: “Anaheim, Azusa, and Cucamonga”
Can you imagine: Nancy not giggling?