Abbott Junior High School - Blue and Gold Yearbook (Elgin, IL)
- Class of 1949
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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
With a feeling of deep gratitude, we dedicate thitsh1949
Blue and Gold.
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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.
ORRW G. THOMPSON
Superintendent of Schools
MARVEN E BERGE
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
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
WAYNE BLOCK DOROTHY DUNN CATHERINE FERRVON ANE HOKE ROSS HULMES
Social Science, Coach Social Science, Mafh, English, ' Latin, English, Mathematics, Coach
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
BETTY LOU KOCH
MAINTENANCE ' ' CA ETERIA ASSISTANTS
MR. EHLERT and MR. BIESTERFELT MRS. CHRISTIANSEN and MRS. BALLARD
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
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;
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-
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.
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
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.
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.
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-
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.
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;
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Mary A. Lamp
3RD ROW Virginia Leetzow,
Ccrol White, Dorothy Stevens, Elizabeth Schock, Cmpl deland.
Dee Ann Bellows
Mctry June Wright
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
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
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.
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.
Morla Ann Kruse
Shirley Ann Weiss
Mary Ellen Heintcke
Verse Choir and Z'Glee Club
participate in the Christmas
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
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.
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.
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-
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.
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-
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.
.The attendance workers assist Mr. Mades and Miss Koch in
recording absences. Each serves one period a day in the attendance
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
EIGHTH GRADE BASKETBALL
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.
ROW 1 Dick Sommers, Sam
Wray, Tom Wagner, Richard Ray-
ner. ROW 2 11111 Rayner, Ted
Wilson, Coach Summers, Don Top-
pel, Jerry Runqe.
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-
Ramblers 9 wins 3 losses
Blackhawks 5 wins 5 losses
Zephyrs 4 wins 4 losses
A tense moment
SEVENTH GRADE BASKETBALL
ROW IgSUnton Iurqens, Donald Koch, Jerry Hoppe, Alon Hahn,
Harry Hcffman. ROW ZiWctyne Larson, Harold Leonard, Mr.
Blcck, cccch, Dale Hctgemcmn, Douglas Koch.
ROW l-Iim Blischke, Cary Bochum, Jim Green. ROW ZiIohnny
Giardino, Bob Gillam, Mr. Hulmes, coach, Dave Fields, Gary Gannon,
ROW IvSteve Menqler, Gerald Moser, Dan Parks, Erl Runge.
ROW ZeBruce Reinking, Jim Pease, Mr. Block, coach, Barry Puklin,
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
The Tigers, whose only losses were to Sheridan during the entire year, fought that team for
the championship and won second place.
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.
D0n Juan" Toppel
Donna now and Marlene then!
Betty K., E? DeWayne 13., Doug K.
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!
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
Nancy N.. in 11 winsonm
It's always better from
Th 0 hitchhiker
DeVVuyne B. at n tondor
Conck Block and his
Angie C. and Nancy D.
Dick F. developing his
uIn Spring :1 youm'
Jenn Hansen relaxes while
Earl L. is absorbed in a
Betty P. in a daring feat
Models. Ginny 1.. nnJ
Norm Z. and Ginny E??
Why so engrossed.
CHUCK HINES CLOTHING
B C? K PHOTO HOBBY SHOP
HILLS FOOD STORE
H. L. PIERCE PONTIAC GARAGE
LAWRENCE AVENUE GROCERY
RANGE BARBER SHOP
XVOLFF FUNERAL HOME
ZIEGLER BROTHERS CO.
ELGIN ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE
STETTNERS APOTHEC ARY
THE SHOE BOX
ELGIN CAMERA SHOP
KINNEY SHOE CO.
GRIMES SUNSET MARKET
BROTZMAN AND MELMS
WEST SIDE CLEANERS
ELGIN CITY LINES INC.
JOSEPH SPIESS CO.
ACE STORE OF ELGIN
R. KINNEY CO.
GRAENING AND RAUSCHERT JEWELERS
C. HAMBY F Q? S SHOE
GEORGE'S CLOTHES SHOP
KEENYS SPORT SHOP
COOKS COFFEE CUP
THE CHECKER BOARD
J. C. PENNY CO.
JEWEL PAINT CO.
LYON WINDOW CLEANING
FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN
GOOD AND HESS BARBER
BLOEMKE LUGGAGE AND LEATHER GOODS
DAVID E. STARK CO.
FOX VALLEY AUTO SALES
ELGIN FRUIT AND PRODUCE CO.
SALISBURYS AUTO SALES
ELGIN MOTOR SALES
GROHyS LEATHER SERVICE
LEEDS SHOE STORE
ELGIN STEAM AND LAUNDRY
HAROLD NISS STORE FOR MEN
ELGIN FLOUR AND FEED
MASTER DRY CLEANERS
ADAMS AUTO PARTS
WEST SIDE HARDWARE
GOOD AND SULLIVAN SERVICE STATION
MILBRANDTS PRESCRIPTION PHARMACY
WILLIAM H. BRADY CO.
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The annual staff wishes to express its appreciation to the people
whose cooperation made this book possible; Mrt Warren Aikin
and Mr. Mades, who took the pictures for our book; Miss Betty
Lou Koch, who did the typing; the home room representatives,
under the leadership of Mr. Mades, who managed the tinancial
problems entaited, and the Elgin-Photo Engraving Company, who
made the engravings.
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