Abbott Junior High School - Blue and Gold Yearbook (Elgin, IL)

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.9- l wag gate W M 0i 7949 Abbott Junior High School Elgin, Illinois ktyllii1 1: 1 , w 1 y ?I 1 . 1 zuqilyl 1 fluvldil WUJVT, W:?V 1.411, Mililg. 41:; l. . K315i 1 :1411 1 ! . 1.: 9 1,14.va4? 4J1111? yumx xa. .Sf: Jx 1,03 .w 4 x $ 1 144,4.1341.3 30 MM Cafzerme M Ewan Who for more than forty years has given so unselfishly of her time and energies to cultivate Ct knowledge of and appreciation for the English language in hundreds of students. Who has given countless hours to Junior Red Cross work, the Abbottqricxn, school newspaper, and to many othertschool projects. With a feeling of deep gratitude, we dedicate thitsh1949 Blue and Gold. i111 flaming nf WM JMW 744. 324W Who gave so many years of her life, her time, her talents, her affectioneto the boys and girls of Elgin. Our deep feeling of loss is mitigated only by the sure con- viction that the memory of her kindness and service so gen- erously given lives always in the hearts of her friends. jclminid fralion ORRW G. THOMPSON Superintendent of Schools MARVEN E BERGE Assistant Superintendent 1:: BOARD OF EDUCATION James W. Bridge Raymond M. Pearsall E. O. Southard Vincent Coleman, President 5. Mills Eno Frank R. Urie Alfred Y. Kirkland Donaid W. Valentine Chauncey We'ls R. BINKLEY MADES Willard Beebe' secretary Principal Abbott Junior High School WWW Donald F. Meims LENORE KASTEN HELEN KOCHER BEULAH LUECK TELLA MEATH Arf, Clothing English, Librarian Foods, Cafeteria I j ' SCIence BERYL MOORE JEAN MORGAN FRANK MYERS MARGE RADLOFF INEZ ROBINSON English, Arf Orchestra Afhlefic Director English, Speech Mathematics 33 WAYNE BLOCK DOROTHY DUNN CATHERINE FERRVON ANE HOKE ROSS HULMES Social Science, Coach Social Science, Mafh, English, ' Latin, English, Mathematics, Coach Reading ROBERT SKELLY MUR'IEL SORBYG . CARL SUMMERS LENORE VAN METER MELVILLE WRIGHT German, Social Science, Physi'caj Educafibn ' . Mafhemafics, Shop, Music Industrial Arts Visual Aids Coach CLINIC SPEECH CORRECTION JOYCE STANSELL, Nurse . RUTH BLATTSPIELER OFFlCE BETTY LOU KOCH Secretary KM MAINTENANCE ' ' CA ETERIA ASSISTANTS ;m MR. EHLERT and MR. BIESTERFELT MRS. CHRISTIANSEN and MRS. BALLARD R ME'WIRQ; M MNTH . Vw 103 ROW lchxmwell, Bob; Bates, John; Blcck, DeWayne; Bolqer, Pm,- Bradley, Ncmcy ROW 2 Chqmber1ain, Dave; Ciaccio, JoAnn; Drulle, Dolores; Eaton, Bcb; English, Bill. ROW B?Garlcnd, Don; Iohnscn, Ronald; Kldqes, Carol; Lichthdrdt, Don; McCall, Donna. ROW 4 Parr, Fred; Rese, Bob; Schultz, Lctvon; Schuhz, Shirley; Steffens, Beverly. ROW SiSievens, Dorothy; Siruckmqn, Carol; Thompson, Phil; Waterson, Mary; Wenzel, Joyce. ROW 6 White, Carole; Wilkening, PC1111; Wissmath, Johnv GRADE 208 ROW 1 Anderson, Byron; Brines, Barbara; Conley, Jerry; Ger- berdinql June; Holmberg, Edna. ROW 2- Huston, Esther; Iepson, Beatrice; Kruse, Betty; Leetzow, Barbara; Ludwig, Nancy. ROW 3- Martensen, Marge; Muirheqd, Robert; O'Brien, Barbara; O'Neill, Tom; Pillinqer, Bruce. ROW 47P101e, Don; Prickett, Jim; Roberts, Rodney; Schuchher, Dick; Shine, Marilyn. ROW 5 Spueh1er, Don; Stephens, Bill; Taylor, Shirley; Treqdwell, Lorraine; Unruh, Charles. ROW 6 Werlinq, Kay; Wickldnd, Colleen; Woods, Everett; Woolcott, Ruth; Young, Charlene. 203 ROW l-Bochum, Arnold; Buhrmcm, Betty; Burnidge, Virginia; Ermell Fred,- Fritz, Peggy. ROW Z-qurison, Barbara; Goff, Ronald; Hahn, Don,- Hamilton, Shirley; Horn, Norma. ROW 3-Hubbard, Marilyn; Johnson, Margaret; Kaplanl Dolores; Martin, David; Mills, Clark. ROW 4 McLec1n, Peggy; Morten, Sue; Niss, Clark; Roath, Margie; Schuldt, Willis. ROW 5-Semler, Pat; Stewart, Charles,- Tolley, Margie; Vecchio, Tony; Weiss, Shirley Ann. ROW 6 Yar- wood, Marlene. 100 ROW 1 Bruuthc1uer, Len; Brinkman, Sue; BrCICISCh, Mary; Cork, Delmar; Emery, Virginia. ROW Z-Gerberding, Joan; Gillespie, Morris; Hoffman, Bob; Johnson, Peggy,- Kruse, Morlu Ann. ROW 3 Leetzow, Virginia; Lehmann, Charlene; McMahon, Iohn; Martini Dean; Peetz, Nancy. ROW 4 Ranqe, Marilyn; Rebenstorf, Robert; Reyes, Dick; Ruiz, Jesse; Schaff, Bob. ROW SiSchock, Elizabeth; Smith, Bob; Sayland, Carol,- Thelander, Dick; Vogle, Richard. ROW 6H White, Carol; Zunkel, Carolyn; Burnidge, James; Yaeger, Marjorie. ROW 1 Raymor1d Pollitt, Neil Murphy, Ray Updegrctff, Michael Perrinl Gerald Moser, Jerry Harvey. ROW 2 10111'1 Anderson, Patsy O'Brien, Pearl Sistler, Nancy Botteron, Margaret Bolenl Wilma Sabin, Barbara Lofqren, Marcia Bailey, Milford Schmidt. ROW 3 DuQne Burnidge, Bill Tobin, Bill Nitz, Walter Steffler, Richard Woods, Rodney Wallace, Roger Conrad, Harry Rocker. f? 1.. ROW 1 Bctrte1t, Sharon; Bellows, Bob; Burkart, Gene; Cork, Freidcx; Cork, Virgil. ROW 2 Crichton, Carol; Erckfriiz, Betty; kick- son, Charlotte; Kampert, Mabel,- ch Kirk, Charlene. ROW 3 Larson, Ronald; Leeizow,Ga1e; Miller, Dennis; Mortellaro, Rosemary; Zierke, Norman. ROW 4 Pedersen, Lewellyn; Salmon, Lorraine,- Schultz, Mariam: Schlaefli, lack; Schmidt, 10cm. ROW 5'Schuman, Barbara; Slaubaugh, Iecm; Templin, Don,- Trng, Mary Lou; Westphal, Bud. ABSENT WHEN PICTURES WERE TAKEN g? EIGHTH GRADE 105 ROW 1 Begu1ka, Beverly; Bendewcxld, Don; Bosco, Louis; But- terfield, Barbara; Dlouhy, Pat. ROW 2 Durrenberger, Ella; Garber. Duane; Garland, Jack; Heinicke, Mary,- Hopp, Bonnie. ROW 3 Iecmes, Mauri Lee; Iepson, Bill; Kilgore, Ron; Koehnke, Icy; Kuntz, Eugene. ROW 4 Lyon, Tom; Moser, Lester; Nelson, Nancy; New- comer, Nancee; Nohl, Nancy. ROW 5-Osiermcm, Barbara; Pahl, Mary; Pluss, Betty; Quandt, Walter; Range, Gordon. ROW Bv-Spohr, LesliewTolley, Barbara,- Toppel, Donald; Wright, Mary Icme. ROW 1 Bai1ey, Margaret; Bramer, Mary; Burt, Shirley; Draper, Paul; Erickson, Lila. ROW 2 Humbracht, James; Isibue, Flossie; Jones, Gloria; Johnson, Phil; Johnston! Norma. ROW 3-Keenan, Marlene; Lamprecht, Wallie; LeBlanc, Rene'; MacMann, Gail; Missele, Carl. ROW 4 Nordenfe1t, Richard; Ogden, Jerry; Peters, Barbara; Pohrie, Yvonne; Shaffer, Joann. ROW 5 Smith, Barbara; Smith, Harriet; Spellmeyer, Bob; Spuehler, Ann; Wagner, Tom. ROW 6wWeaver, Ralph; Westwood, Joe; Wilson, Ted. 209 ROW 1 Amo1d, Nancy; Bradley, Ray; Carlton, Carole; ChappIeA Donna; Crane, Stanley. ROW Z Da11, Nancy; Erboe, Roy; Foell, Wesley; Gahlbeck, 10cm; Hall, Marlene. ROW 8 Hamm, Carolyn; Haas! Lenora; Ioerns, Barbara; Johnson, Elaine; Johnson, Florence. ROW 4 Knee, Wayne; Leetzow, Saundra; Leonard, Barbara; Nelson, Marvin; Pope, Lyle. ROW 5 Rctyner, Dick; Rocha, John; Rogalski, David; Sievers, Jean; Studebaker, Norene. ROW 6 Wi1cox, Paul. 205 ROW I-Anderson, Betty; B0111, Marion; Barman, James; Behrens, Charles; Blietz, Patsy. ROW ZMBrotzman, Ruth Ann; Burnidge, Ronald; Culbersten. David; Garbrecht, Harold; Hansen, Jean. ROW 3 Hoeqer, Mary,- Hoke, Sandra; Hopp, Beverly Jean; Howard, A1- bertcx; Jenkins, Jane. ROW 4 LQsemcm, Ronald; Luther, Alvin; Mason, Martha; Raynerl Jim; Ross, Betty. ROW 5 Schroeder, Bob; Smith, Rochelle; Toomey, Gerry; Stewart! Ellen; Wilkening, Bob. ROW 6 Wi11iqms, Wesley; Woods, Ann; Zimmerman, David,- Som- mers,Dick. 204 ROW 1 Behrens, Jerry; B051, Nancy; Burkcxrt, Joan; Burstein, Barbara; Carlson, Ann Jean. ROW 2 Chis1ett, Iohn; Compi, Angie; Dierkinq, Bob; Gillette, Eva; Helberg, Marlene. ROW 3-Henning, Joyce: Johnson, Nancy; Iones, Howard; Iurs, Gerry; Kerr, Bonnie. ROW 4 Moe11er, Dick; Nitz, Donna; Perkins, Lynda; Prouty, Bob,- Rice, Eugene. ROW Sv-Runqe, Jerry; Schultz, Shirley; Spring, Tom,- Wrcty, Sam; Zapolsky, Harold. ROW 6 -Ziemc1r1, Ardith. SEVENTH GRADE 106 RCTW 1 $110111 Vida; Brockman, Carol; Buehler, Carl; Burger, Jean; Fischer, Don. ROW ZiFrcst, David; Gannon, Cary; Gillan, E013; Him, 1' :1; Heck3;t, jean. ROW 3AHOIW1H, Ruth; Jensen, Robert; Johnson, Delores; Keenan, Betty; Keeney, Bill. ROW 4- Koch, Douglas; Lapp, Ken; Melchior, Fritz; Nelson, David; Reinkinq, Bruce. ROW' EiRichards, Connie; Sackett, Joan; Schmitendorf, ances: Schuldt, Carol; Tazewell, Myrle. ROW 6 Weren, Ronald; Werling, Gerry. 202 ROW 12Bellows, Dee Ann,- Cooper. Curtis; Cork, Evona; English, Jennie,- Fem, Muriel. ROW 2; Foltz, Riley; Geske, James; James, Arlin; Iurgens, Stanton; Kampert, Shirley. ROW 3-Kctrsten, Bob; Lamp, Mary; Leonard, Harold; Mengler, Steve; McCredieA James. ROW 42Miller, David; Muirheud, Iectn; Ottinger, Joyce; Pease, Jim; Rube! Dick. ROW 52Raddqtz, Barbara; Reimer, Bob; Russell, Vir- ginia: Schuman, Pat,- Schwurtz, Leon. ROW-62Stanleigh, Annette; Wells, Bud,- Zickuhr, James. 201 ROW 12Behm, Dick; Brandner, Charles; Bridge, Judy; Caviif, John; Chapple, Joann. ROW 24Erckfritz, Barbara; Haynie, Patsy; Hendricksonl Joyce; Hertel, Russell; Hoppe, Jerry. ROW 3-Iensen, Alice; Mellin, Gary,- Minehqrdt, Darwin,- Pope, LorVerne; Rakow, Barbara. ROW 42Reinking, Bonnie; Runge, Erl; Schroeder, Richard; Sides, Joyce,- Van Horn, Thomas. ROW 52Versluys, Donald; Watkins, Wayne,- Wolf'f, Emil; Wolff, June; Kautz, Gwen; Riley, James. ROW 1 Behrens, Carol; Bellows, Mary; Blischke, Jim, Bochum, Gary; Burstein, Ronald. ROW 2 Conk1in, Marshall; Giardino, Iohn; Heine, Lorraine; Hills, David; Hix, Nancy. ROW 3 Karsten, Shirley,- Lagerstrom, Lynne; Larson, Wayne; Lofgren, Beverly; Mainard, Keith. ROW 4 Moring, Eugene; Parks, Dan,- Puklin, Barry; Schultz, Albert; Soderberg, Roger. ROW 5-Stang1ctnd, Barbara: Teeter, Mildred; Tennison, Jim; Webb, Wayne; West, Ellian. ROW 6 Windau, Shirley. HOW liBaylor, John; Benson, Donna; Burbank, Sharon; Choate, Delores; Koch, Donald. ROW 2 Dorwc11dt, Edward; Emery, Suzanne; Gateley, Billie; Green, Jim; Grissom, Barbara. ROW 3-Iohnson, George; Kaqel, Shirley: McNutt, Marjorie; Miller, Carolyn; Moeller, Norman. ROW 4 Payne, George; Pierce, Richard; Range, Ronald; Rossiier, Duane; Sanders, Robert. ROW 5 Schwartz, Patsy,- Socha, Nancy; Steele, Jim; Turner, Mary; Wallacel Ronald. ROW 6 Whit- ney, John; Wilkins, Joe 206 ROW 1;Blietz, Carol; Borter, Shirley; Deuterman, Io Ann; Field, David; Flemge, David. ROW 2; Fritz, Richard; Haas, Betty Ann; Hagemdn, Dale; Hernandez, Marianne; Hoffman, Harry. ROW 3 Johns, Donald; Lange, Charlotte; Luther, Gloria; Myers, Paul; Miller, Shirley. ROW 4'Peek, Lois; Ruiz, Com; Shales, Monroe; Sinneit, Dick; Schneider, Dolores. ROW S-Volmer, Denny; Vogel, Virgil; Turk, Larry; Sterbcx, Frank. ied ! l U L at SPEECH IST ROWeD. Versluys, E. Wolff, E. Moring, E. Runge, D. Volmer. S. Wrcxy, H. Zupolsky, P. Wilkening, B. Smith. 2ND ROWeS. Weiss, K. Werling, M. Schultz, M. Yarwood, Y. Pohrte, G. Werlinql R. Mor- tellaro, Lt Treadwell, N. Nohl, M. Teeter, I. Sievers, B. Osterman, I. Slaubquqh, R. Smith, E. Stewart. 3RD ROWFS. Windau, S. Mor- tell, B. Steffens, N. Newcomer, B. Peters, G. Mcxc Mann, M. Shine, N. Peetz, B. Smith, D. MCCQIL I. Wenzel, M. Yaeger, D. Stevens, M. Mason. 4TH ROWeI. Rayner, I. Schlaefli, T. Wilson, D. Toppel, D. Plote, P. Thompson, D. Schumacher, B. Pillinger, I. Ogden, I. West- wood, R. Soderberg, B. Schaff, I. Wissmcxth. The Speech Club meets on the second Monday of every month. Mrs. Marge Radloff is the faculty adviser. Besides being an audience for Abbott talent, the members cdso View outside talent ctt the meetings, such as the high school varsity debate team, and readings and skits, both dramatic and humor ous. More and more students want memberships in this organization, which can be obtained only through a try-out Cit the start of the school year, so the membership quota has been increased from 100 to 150 students. The presiding officer is Rosemary Mortellotro, and Don Plote is the Vice- president. Wesley FoeH was elected secretary and Bruce Pillinger is treasurer. SPEECH CLUB IST ROWAR. Fritz, I. Chislett, R. Heider, H. Iones, D, Bendewald, S. Crane, I. Blischke, I. Hoppel R. Hertel, R. Burstein, R. LeBlanc, E. Lind. 2ND ROWeN. Arnold, A. Carlson, N. Ludwig, B. Burstetn, M. Bellows, P. Dlouhy, I. Burqut, B. Kerr, M. Heinicke, R. Brotzmcm, C. Hamm, C. Crichton, F. Cork, S. Bartelt, P. Fritz, E. Johnson. 3RD ROWeMrs. RadloH, I. Gerberding, V. Emery, I. Gerberding, S. Brinke man, D. Drcdle, C. chqes, S. Burt, S. Hamilton, I. Gahlbeck, G. Jones, N. Johnston, N. Johnson, P. Johnson, B. Begalka. 4TH ROWeN. Bost, V. Leetzowl S. Hoke, I. Jenkins, S. Leetzow, B. Brines, W. Foell, L. Bosco, R. Laseman, I. Barman, I. Garland, E. Burkart, M. Emmet, D. Kaplan, E. Gillette, R. Horwitt, M. Helberg. The Speech Club participated in or sponsored many programs throughout the school year. The initiation of the new members is always the first program of the year, in which the new members are sponsored by cm 01d member during an hilarious day and attend a party in the evening. Other programs were the Christmas Cantata, the Fun Frolics, the spring debate tournament, and the Chicago trip. The Club has sponsored the Christmas dance, the "Santa Swing", and shared an assembly on makeup and acting by Richard Corson. ABBOTT GLEE CLUB GLEE CLUB IST ROWwCharles Unruh, Tom O'Neil, Donald Lichthdrdt, Bob Eaton, Ronald Goff, John Wissmcxth, Donald Garland, Will Nitz, Donald Templin, Ierre Conley, Bob Hoffman. 2ND ROW Freidu Cork, Shirley Ann Weiss, Kay Werling, Margie Tolley, Patsy Semler, Betty Kruse, Virginia Burnidqe, Rosemary Mortellaro, Lorraine Tread- well, Marlene Yarwood, Sue Morten, Peggy Fritz, Esther Huston, Edna Holmberg, Nancy Bradley, Wilma Sabin, Barbara Garrison, Dolores Dralle, Marilyn Shine, Nancy Peetz, Donna -McCct11, Carol Klaqes, Marjorie quger, Carol Crichton,Bc1rbqrct Lofgren, Shirley Hamilton. 4TH ROW Shir1ey Taylor, Barbdrd Brines, Ruth Woolcoit, Marilyn Hubbard, Mary Brdasch, Robert Rebenstorf, Bruce Pillinger, Richard Schumucher, Bob Schaaf, Morris GillespiepDolores Kaplan, Carolyn Zunkel, Charlotte Jackson. CLARINET John McMahon Ted Wilson Mary A. Lamp Robert Reimer Jesse Berg John Anderson CORNET Bob Bellows 22 Betty Rcss Peggy Emrich Richard Vogle Byron Anderson Paul Wilcox Tony Veechio Nancy Ludwig Leon Schwartz FRENCH HORN 3RD ROW Virginia Leetzow, Ccrol White, Dorothy Stevens, Elizabeth Schock, Cmpl deland. ABBOTT BAND Virginia Emery David Miller BARITONE Dee Ann Bellows Bob Dierking Riley Foltz SOUSAPHONE Eugene Kuntz Ioe Westwood FLUTE Marcia Bailey Jean Muirhead TRUMPET Ronald Burnidge SAXOPHONE James Peqse Richard Rube Shirley Hamilton TROMBONE Paul Wilkening Steve Mengler Rodney Wallace Jerry Ogden Tom Wagoner PERCUSSION Bill Tobin Earl Lind Team Slaubqugh Mctry June Wright Bud Bochum Sandra Hoke Bud Wells TWIRLERS Marjorie Yaeger Dorothy Stevens Virginia Leetzow Sue Mortell THE HARMONAIRES lsT ROWeShirley Arm Weiss, Ruth Brotzmcmn, Pat Dlouhy, Yaeger, Carol Crichton, Marilyn Hubbard, Tom O'Neil, Bill Iepson, Nancy Nohl, Betty Kruse, Elizabeth Schock, Carol Sayland, Joyce Wally Lamprecht. 3RD ROWeJim Barman, Tom Lyon, Don Templin, Ottinger, Donna Nitz, Barbara Brines, Carolyn Zunkel. 2ND ROWe Ronald Goff, Bill Nitz, Morris Gillespie, Bruce Pillinqer, Wesley Foell, Robert Hoffman, Don Lichthctrdt, Don Garland, Joan Gahlbeck, Shir- Don Toppel, Carl Missele, Wayne Knee, Iim Burnidge, Bob Eaton, ley Hamilton, Dolores qulle, Marilyn Shine, Carol White, Marjorie Jack Garland, Don Bendewald. The Glee Club and Harmonqires have both been directed by Mrs. Carol Kuhlmcmn and Mrs. Lenore Van Meter. The Glee Club, consisting of fifty-seven ninth grade members, has partici- pated in the following activities this year: the Christmas Cantata, "The Nut- cracker Suite", the April 21st assembly program, cmd the All School Music Festival on May 6th. The Glee Club's president is Rosemary Mortellaro: their vice-president is Marlene Yarwood. Virginia Leetzow is the secretary, and Bob Schaff was elected librarian. The Harmonaires' membership is drawn from eighth and ninth grades and is limited to forty members. The Harmonaires' president is Elizabeth Schock. Bruce Pillinger is the Vice-president. Wesley Foell was elected secretary, and Morris Gillespie is the librarian. The Harmonaires sang in the Christmas Cantata, took part in the March PTA. meeting, and also participated in the Music Festival. i' The Abbott band, directed by Mr. Lundqren, is cm active branch of the music department. They collaborated with the high school bcmd in playing for a football game, marched in the Labor Day and Memorial Day parades, gave cm assembly in March, and played for several PTA. meetings. Several members of the band entered CIS soloists or in ensembles in both the district and state contests and won honors. j J 5 , t 33; MRS. CAROL KUHLBJANN Taught music and directed the glee club and choir until December of this year. 23 THE ORCHESTRA The Abbott orchestra had twenty-three members this year. Iune Wolff, the only officer, is the librarian. The orchestra played in the Christmas Cantata in collaboration with the Glee Club and Verse Choir. The orchestra also played for the March P.T.A. and the annual Music Festival in May. VIOLINS Carol Crichton Carolyn Miller June Wolff Keith Matnard Dolores Schneider Saundra Leetzow Morla Ann Kruse Freeda Cork Peggy Johnson Shirley Ann Weiss Patsy Semler Mary Ellen Heintcke Nancy Dahl VIOLA Joyce Ottinger Barbara Peters CELLO Jim Prickett Kay Werling FLUTE Marcia Bailey SA XOPHONE Shirley Hamilton CORNET Bob Bellows TROMBONE Jerry Ogden PERCUSSION Earl Lind PIANO Dolores Kaplcm Verse Choir and Z'Glee Club participate in the Christmas Cantata PUBLICATIONS The Blue and Gold SEATEDeonce Wenzei, Harold Zapolsky, Put Dlouhy, Nancee Newcomer. STANDING-Peggy Fritz, Mrs. Hoke tsponsorL Wesley Foell, Ted Wilson, Carol Crichton. In the fall the Blue and Gold, under the direction of Mrs. Jane Hoke, was started, with Mr. Mades and the camera ready to record The Abbottarian SEATEDeMiss Ferronl Sponsor, Sue Mortell, Peggy Fritz, Carol Crichton, Mary Bramer, June Gerberdinq, Beatrice Iepson, Dolores Kaplan, Gail McMann, Bonnie Kerr, Carole White, Virginia Emery. STANDINGeKeith Mainard, Shirley Ann Weiss, Gloria Jones, Earl Lind, James Burnidge, Wesley F0911, Bud Westphal, Marjorie Yaeger, Dorothy Stevens, Norma Johnston, Jean Sievers. The Abbottaricm is the school paper which is issued five times CI semester. Its purpose is to report news of interest and give every important school event. The sales campaign was again in the hands of the home room representatives, headed by Mr. Mcdes. Re- porters were Pat Diouhy, Peggy Fritz, Joyce Wenzel, Carol Crichton., Harold Zapolsky, Wesley Foell, and Ted Wilson. Nancee New- comer did the art work. a summary of the work accomplished by Abbott students. The faculty adviser is Miss Catherine M. Ferron. The editorrin-chief is Peggy Fritz; the two associate editors are Carol Crichton and Carole L. White; the business manager is Gloria Jones. There are 39 workers on the staff including home room reporters and subject reporters who cover activities of both home rooms and various classes. Other interesting features of the paper are the personals and editorials. 25 HOME ROOM REPRESENTATIVES SEATEDeHdrry Hoffman, loom Burqut, Mariam Schultz, Nancy Peetzt, Erl Runge, Ken chpp, Steve Menqler. Ronald Range. STAND- INGeTom Wagoner, Don Toppel. Wesley Foell, Eugene Moring, Don P10te,'Clark Mills, Ron Johnson, Jim Barman, Mr. Mades. HOME ROOM REPRESENTATIVES Representing the students in many activities Cit Abbott are the home room representatives, a committee made up of one elected member from each home room, with Mr. Mades as adviser. This committee has sponsored school parties, has had charge of Abbottartan and year book sales, and has aided in various other projects undertaken by the school. They meet each month of the school year to discuss current problems and contribute much to the welfare of our school. THREE ONE ACT PLAYS Directed by Miss Helen Amelya Kocher "Five For Bad Luck" centered its action in an episode in the college life of Eppie Trask before the annual "Soph Mixer". The actors were Patricia Diouhy, Bob Eaton, Ronald Johnson, Gail Mc- that his "best" suit is at the cleaners. The players were Judy Bridge, Mann, Jerry Ogden, Bob Schaff, Jean Siaubaugh, cmd Carole White. Clark Mills, Sue Mortell, Kay Werling, and Sam me. Prompter was The prompter was Peggy Johnson. Sharon Barteit. "Cleaned and Pressed" presented an amusing comedy of a scene in the Elton household when Eddie, dressing for his first date, realizes "The White Phantom" was a mystery thriller in which all sorts of weird happenings occurred until the final amazing denouement. The following pupils filled the roles: Louis Boscol Shirley Burt, Peggy Fritz, Carol Klaqes, Beverly SteHens, Don Toppei, and Ted Wilson. Dorothy Stevens was prompter. The well-orgqnized and efficient stage crew and make-up com- mittees consisted of De Wayne Block, Ierre Conley, Donne Plote, Charles Stewart, Phil Thompson Dave Chamberlain, Joanne Ciqcco, Delores Kaplan, Merriam Schultz, Morris Gillespie, and Will Nitz. The plays were particularly suitable for junior high school players and were well chosen for contrast and interest. They were capably directed by Miss Kocher and delightfully presented by the able cast. DIORAMA CONTEST The cnnuo1 diorama contest, sponsored by Miss Kocher, is held during Bock W'eek. Many interesting projects are displayed in the 1ibrcxry. This yecrr the first place winners in the ninth grade were Don Templin and Don Spueh1er. The eighth grade winners were Mar1ene Helberg and Ann Woods. Steve Mengler's diorama p1cced first in the seventh grade group. TUNIOR RED CROSS Every home room reached the 10001: goal in Junior Red Cross membership. The box collection amounted to $36.28. Miss Catherine M. Ferron is adviser for ihe Abbott group. For 1948 and 1949 the following officers were e1ected: President, Rosemary Morte11qro; vice president! Don Plote; treasurer, John McMahon,- ond secretary, E1izc1- beth Schock. ESSAY WINNERS The following pupils were 1949 winners of the essay contest sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The subject was "What I Think Com Be Done To Make Eigin a Better Communityi'. lst prize, Peggy Fritz; 2nd prize, Virginia Leetzow; 3rd prize, Sue Brinkman; 4th prize, Dorothy Stevens; 5th prize, Carolyn Zunke1. HONORABLE MENTION: Barbara Brines, Carole White, Marjorie Yaeger, Char1otte Jackson, Sharon Bartelt. 28 PPCTECTION CLUB The purpose of this club is to operate the audiovisual equipment of the school. Studenis are trained in the function of the equipment. The club was organized by Mr. Ske11y. 1t hcrs 22 membersetwo ninth graders, e1even eighth graders, and nine seventh graders There is one requer meeting o month. Severed training periods are he1d for members who do not know how to operate the audio- visua1 equipment. LIBRARY PAGES The stuient librarians, under the supervision of Miss Helen chher, librarian, he1p check out books and shelve returned ones. There is c: student 1ibrc1ric1n in the library each period of the dcty to assist pupils who come in for study or reference work. HIGH MAGAZINE SALESMEN Norman Zierke, Mortho Mason, and Marvin Ne1son were high salesmen in the school's 1948 magazine drive held in October. This drive netted the schoo1 approximately $900. They were awarded citations for their service. ATTENDANCE WORKERS .The attendance workers assist Mr. Mades and Miss Koch in recording absences. Each serves one period a day in the attendance office. SCHOOL STORE Robert Rebenstori has completed c1 successful year of taking care of the store. Here students can buy everything in school sup- plies from paper to protractors. WINNERS OF MAGAZINE DRAWING Harold Zapolsky was smiled on twice by "Lady Luck" in the lucky name drawings on magazine sales. He won the pen and pencil set on the daily drawings and also the grand prize of a radio-phonoe graph. The other four students were also proud winners of the Sheaffer sets. LOST AND FOUND Ron Lasemcm and Alvin Luther operate the lost and found depart- ment in our school. They have worked hard before school in the morning and again at moons in helping students retrieve lost articles of all kinds. CAFETERIA WORKERS These boys and girls help prepare the good food we enjoy each noon in the cafeteria. The not-so enjoyable aftermath of all eating is lightened by the dishwasher which the students enjoy operating. Winners of the 1949 SPELLING BEE First prize winner in this year's spelling contest was Norma Horn, ninth grader from home room 203. Second place winner was Mary Lou Hoeger, eighth grade, and third place went to Joyce Sides, seventh grade. 29 1. Speech club initiation party. 1. Latin Christmas Carollers 2. Decorating for the Christmas dance 2. Mrs. Robinson enjoying her flowers 3. Ninth grade cheerleaders 3. Eighth grade social science get-together 4. Seventh grade dancers in the Cantata 4. The QH-school Christmas dance. 30 ijKeticd NINTH GRADE FOOTBALL lsT ROWiTommy Wright tMGscott, Ronald Goff, lack Schldetli, Bill English, Dick Thelcmder, Delmar Cork, Bill Stevens, Bob Smith, Donne Plote, Manager. 2ND ROWeClotrk Mills, Dennis Miller, Virgil Cork, John Bates, Bruce Pillinqer, Ierre Conley, Chuck Stewart, Philip Thompson! Bob Schaff, Morris Gillespie. 3RD ROWiBob Barnwell, David Chamberlain, Dick Schuchher, John McMahon, Bob Muirhectd, Mr. Myers tcoacht, Duane Block, Richard Reyes, Willis Schuldt, Cale Leetzow, Leonard Brauthauer. The Abbott freshmen, coached by Mr. Myers, had CI very successful sea- son with five wins and one loss;totqhng 53 points against 32 for the oppo- nents. At the conclusion of the season Ct banquet was held in honor of the squad at which time the team presented Coach Myers With Ct jacket. Abbott High School 0 Abbott Barrington 6 Abbott Barrington 13 Abbott St. Edwards 7 Abbott High School 6 Abbott St. Edwards 0 32 INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORD T ouchdowns Extra Points Captain Stewart 4 2 Schuldt 4 1 Conley 0 1 Total 53 points EIGHTH GRADE FOOTBALL IST ROWeRcty Bradley! Ted Wilson, Wayne Knee, Bob Spell- meyer, Dick Nordenfelt, Sam Wroy, Dick Sommers, Bill Iepson, Les Moser. 2ND ROWePczut Wilcox, Jim Rayner, Jim Barman, Jack Gar- land, Wally Lcrmprecht, Tom Wagoner, Phil Johnson, Ron Kilgore, Jerry Runge, Stan Crone, Gory Summers tMoscott. 3RD ROW- Harold Zapolsky tMcmogerL Ron Burnidge, Louis Bosco, Don Toppel, Chuck Behrens, Wes Foell, Jerry Ogden! Duane Gerber, Harold Garbrecht, Poul Draper, Marvin Nelson, Coach Summers. The eighth grade football team showed their strength lost season when they went all out for the city championship and won it. The majority of the players Who won the city championship the year before in seventh grade were book in their suits again this season. The team, under the direction of Coach Carl Summers, played four games and won every one. A totod of titty-six points were made during the whole season, and of those, Don Toppel, the right-hcdfborck mode titty-five. Lester Moser, playing on left-end, mode the other point on a conversion. Among the other players who were outstanding were Poul Draper, Jerry Runge, Wayne Knee, Wesley Foell, Charles Behrens, Jerry Ogden, and Dick N ordenfelt. SEVENTH GRADE FOOTBALL 1$T ROWeSteve Mengler, B111 Keeney, Gary Gannonl Erl Runge, Harry Hoffman, John Whitney, Douglas Koch, Darwin Minehart, Jim Blischke. 2ND ROW-Dcm Parks, Iim Tennison, Wayne Webb, Alan Hahn, Jim Green, Emil Wolff, Toe Wilkins, Jerry Hoppe, John Giardinol Bruce Reinking, David Fields, Bob Gillam. 3RD ROW-Dick Woods, Bill Tobin, Cctrl Buehler, George Payne, Charles Smith, Barry Puklin, Bud Wells, Eugene Moring, Wayne Larson, Dale chgemcm, Iim' Pease, Harold Leonard, Mr. Hulmes, coach. The seventh grade football team won two games and lost two. The team showed lots of spirit throughout the season, cmd Abbott expects to see some good playing from these boys next year. The team was coached by Mr. Hulmes. Bud Wells did a fine job as center, as did Harold Leonard at left halfback and John Giardino in the line. Fifty-four boys were on the squad. NINTH GRADE BASKETBALL IST ROWEPCIUI Wilkening, Richard Thelcmder, Dean Martin. 2ND ROWvCharles Stewart, Ronald Larson, Versiql Cork, Morris Gillespie, Don Plote, Bruce Pillinger. 3RD ROWeRobert Schaff, Dennis Miller, DeWayne Block, Couch Myers, John McMahon, Willis Schuldt, B111 Nitz. The ninth grade basketball team, coached by Mr. Myers, completed the season in the early part of March by being defeated by the high school fresh- men in the last seconds of the game by one point. The teotm was captained by Don Plote, and Willis Schuldt let in the scoring with 109 points out of the 229 point total for the entire team. A LOCKER SCENE WINNERS IN BOXING TOURNEY 'V EIGHTH GRADE BASKETBALL THE RAMBLERS ROW 1-Ron Heider, Tack Garland, Jim Bar- man, Louis Bosco, Ray Bradley. ROW Z;Roqer Conrad, Wes F0911, Coach Summers, Charles Behrens, Paul Draper. BLACKHAWKS ROW 1 Dick Sommers, Sam Wray, Tom Wagner, Richard Ray- ner. ROW 2 11111 Rayner, Ted Wilson, Coach Summers, Don Top- pel, Jerry Runqe. ZEPHYRS ROW 1 Dick Nordenfeldt, Ron Kilqore, Bill Iepson, Wullie Lamprecht, Phil Iohnson. ROW 2 Richard Moeller, Marvin Nelson, Coach Summers, Jerry Ogden, Tom Lyons. Ramblers, City Champions Coach Summers, Wesley Foell tholding trophyt. STANDINGeIim Barman, Duane Gerber, Louis Bosco, Charles Behrens, Stanley Crane, Roger Conrad, Ron Heiderl Paul Draper, Ray Bradley. EIGHTH GRADE BASKETBALL About thirtyefive boys reported for eighth grade basketball this year. The eighth grade teams were divided into two leagues. The Blackhawks finished fourth in the North Court League, while the Ramblers and Zephyrs tied for fourth place honors in the South Court League. The Ramblers won the playoff game. The four top teams in each league entered in a double elimination tournament at the conclusion of the regular season. The Blackhawks were eliminated in the semi-finqls while the Ramblers captured the city championship, by defeating McKinleyeZBeZO. The high point of the season came in the RamblereChicago Ir. School game Where the Ramblers defeated c1 team previously undefeated in nine starts, by a score of 30 to 29. The teams! piloted by Mr. Summers, finished the season as fol- lows: Ramblers 9 wins 3 losses Blackhawks 5 wins 5 losses Zephyrs 4 wins 4 losses A tense moment SEVENTH GRADE BASKETBALL LIONS ROW IgSUnton Iurqens, Donald Koch, Jerry Hoppe, Alon Hahn, Harry Hcffman. ROW ZiWctyne Larson, Harold Leonard, Mr. Blcck, cccch, Dale Hctgemcmn, Douglas Koch. BEARS ROW l-Iim Blischke, Cary Bochum, Jim Green. ROW ZiIohnny Giardino, Bob Gillam, Mr. Hulmes, coach, Dave Fields, Gary Gannon, PANTHERS ROW IvSteve Menqler, Gerald Moser, Dan Parks, Erl Runge. ROW ZeBruce Reinking, Jim Pease, Mr. Block, coach, Barry Puklin, Gene Moring. TIGERS ROW l-Iim Tennison, Dick Sinnett, Ray UpdegraH, Ronald Warren, Wayne Webb. ROW ZeMonroe Shales, Dick Woods, Mr. Hulmes, Coach, Bud Wells, Bill Tobin. Although they didn't take any champicnships, the seventh grade basketball teams made c1 very good showing. All four teams ccmpeted in the finals. The Tigers and the Bears were coached by Mr. Hulmes, and the Panthers and the Lions were coached by Mr. Block. The teams went out of the finals in the following order: Tigersefinals, second place tournament BearSe-semi-finctls LiODSesemi-finqls Panthersequarter-finqls The Tigers, whose only losses were to Sheridan during the entire year, fought that team for the championship and won second place. GIRLS' ATHLETICS G. A. A. IST ROW Mar1ene Yarwcod, Sue Brinkmdn, Sue Mortell, Peggy Fritz, Virginia Leetzow, Rosemary Mortellqro, Miss Sorby, Dolores Kaplan, Lorraine Treqdwell, Carol Klages, Barbara Garrison, Joyce Wenzel, Colleen Wicklcmd. 2ND ROW Cdro1 Crichton, Elaine John- son, Sandra Hoke, Mary Lou Hoeger, Mary Bramer, Gail McMann, Mary Ellen Heinicke, Beatrice Iepson, Barbara O'Brien, Shirley Schultz, Annette Stanley, Muriel Fem, Carole Carlton, Bonnie Reinking. 3RD ROWiMarjorie Yaeger, Elizabeth Schock, Barbara Brines, Nancee Newcomer, Delores Dralle, June Gerberdinq, Donna McCall, Nancy Peetz, Marilyn Shine, Barbara Smith, Betty Ross, Marlene Hall, Judy Bridge, Joyce Ottinger. Patsy Haynie. G.A.A. is open i0 every girl in Abbott. Meetings are held each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes- day after school. Miss Sorby, gym instructor, directs the seasonal sports. G. A. A. affords an opportunity for girls to participate in and become better acquainted with all kinds of sports. 7th graders D0n Juan" Toppel Donna now and Marlene then! Betty K., E? DeWayne 13., Doug K. 42 Ex-patr011ers3, Jerre C., Mauri J. Good-deed-a-day - Don B. Popular 7th grade - Betty K. Ballarine - Joan S. Ron K. and June J. - Guess? Four 8th Grade pals Wes, Dick, Jean, Freida, Lenore, Gail Me. Our faculty June bride and fiancee The Grand Nlarch The assignment for tomorrow is - - Mr, Lundgren directs Latin class poses Shame on you, Dolores! Teachers conference Serious poses - V. Cork G Miss Moore German class carollers Eighth grade get-together Miss Koch's Winsome smile Mr. Mades enj ys :1 breath of air Rah! Rah! Rah! Contortionist Barb B Mary B. enjoys Lake AL Pat D. and her stage partner, Prc-school conferences Nancy N.. in 11 winsonm pose It's always better from another bottle Th 0 hitchhiker DeVVuyne B. at n tondor age Conck Block and his best girl Angie C. and Nancy D. Jane C. Dick F. developing his aim uIn Spring :1 youm' mnWs fancy" Jenn Hansen relaxes while Earl L. is absorbed in a book Betty P. in a daring feat Models. Ginny 1.. nnJ Lorraine T. Norm Z. and Ginny E?? Why so engrossed. Harry H.? PATRONS CHUCK HINES CLOTHING B C? K PHOTO HOBBY SHOP SCHNEFF BROTHERS BLUMS HILLS FOOD STORE H. L. PIERCE PONTIAC GARAGE BIURVBAKERS BAKERY FRIESES MARKET LAWRENCE AVENUE GROCERY RANGE BARBER SHOP XVOLFF FUNERAL HOME ZIEGLER BROTHERS CO. HEALYS FLOWERS ELGIN ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE STETTNERS APOTHEC ARY THE SHOE BOX SIEVERS DRUGS ELGIN CAMERA SHOP KINNEY SHOE CO. ART XVOLFF GRIMES SUNSET MARKET BROTZMAN AND MELMS WEST SIDE CLEANERS ELGIN CITY LINES INC. JOSEPH SPIESS CO. BARTELTS GROCERY THREE SONS ACE STORE OF ELGIN COMMUNITY JEWELERS R. KINNEY CO. GRAENING AND RAUSCHERT JEWELERS C. HAMBY F Q? S SHOE MOSIMANS GEORGE'S CLOTHES SHOP KEENYS SPORT SHOP SPORTSMANS LODGE DAIRY QUEEN COOKS COFFEE CUP PATRONS THE CHECKER BOARD J. C. PENNY CO. HERMANS CLOTHING NEUMODE HOSIERY JEWEL PAINT CO. BARNETTS COTTON SHOP VVENTWORTHS BURSTEIN BROTHERS LYON WINDOW CLEANING VICKS DRUGS FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN GOOD AND HESS BARBER BLOEMKE LUGGAGE AND LEATHER GOODS ACKEMANN BROTHERS DAVID E. STARK CO. FOX VALLEY AUTO SALES ELGIN FRUIT AND PRODUCE CO. SALISBURYS AUTO SALES ELGIN MOTOR SALES SHUMANS JEWELRY GROHyS LEATHER SERVICE FISHBURN LEEDS SHOE STORE BUNGE'S RYBURN ELECTRIC ELGIN STEAM AND LAUNDRY HAROLD NISS STORE FOR MEN ELGIN FLOUR AND FEED MASTER DRY CLEANERS ADAMS AUTO PARTS WEST SIDE HARDWARE WILLIAMS GROCERY BELL'S MOBIL-SERVICE VALLEY OIL GOOD AND SULLIVAN SERVICE STATION MILBRANDTS PRESCRIPTION PHARMACY WILLIAM H. BRADY CO. wijt ' r jutogmlob . ng I VEWVCD QJLOMJM! 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