Abbott Junior High School - Blue and Gold Yearbook (Elgin, IL)
- Class of 1950
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Text from Pages 1 - 64 of the 1950 volume:
Published by Edward H. Abbott
Junior High School
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Because your devotion, interest and guidance have inspired us to the
higher things of life, and because you have provided us with all the necessities
of living so that we might obtain our education, we dedicate with deepest love
and esteem, the 1949-1950 edition of the Blue and Gold, to you. our parents.
ORRIN G. THOMPSON, Superintendent
MARVIN E. BERGE, Assistant Superintendent
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Coleman, Vincent Pearsa'll, Raymond M.
Bridge, James W. Southard, E. O.
Eno, 5. Mills Urie, Frank D.
Kirkland. Alfred Y. Valentine, Donald W.
Melms, Donald F. Wells, Chauncey H.
MR. R. B. MADES
"a WAYNE BLOCK
Social Science, Mathematics,
Social Science, English.
Latin, Spanfsh, English.
Health, English, Mathematics.
J EAN MORGAN
PhySIcal Education, Coach.
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Social Science, Visual Aids.
Physical Education, Health.
Mathematics, Industrial Arts,
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Miss Joyce Sfansell, our
school nurse, is pictured here
weighing a student. She is
our advisor on all matters of
health and supervises a num-
ber of check-ups throughout
the year on teeth, hearing,
eye sight and the like.
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Miss Betty Lou Koch has
been at Abbott several years as
secretary. Her friendliness and
helpfulness have made her pop-
ular with the entire school.
These girls play the role of
attendance checkers, messen-
gers and all-around school as-
sistants. Each girl serves one
school period a dav as a helper
in our clinic and attendance
HOME ROOM lOO-FIRST ROW: Tom Spring, Alberta Howard, Margaret Bailey, Wally
Lamprecht, Jean Sievers, Carolyn Hamm, Ellen Stewart, Norene Studebaker. SECOND ROW:
Martha Mason, Carole Carlton, Lynn Glover. Marion Ball, Cathy Westby, Ronald Kilgore, Norma
Johnston, Harriet Smith. THIRD ROW: Harold Zapolsky, Jerry Behrens, Walter Quandt, Duane
Garber, Ronald Miller, James Humbracht, Lyle Pope, James Rayner, Phil Johnson, Richard
HOME ROOM 'lOI-FIRST ROW: Marlene Hall. John Chislett, Bob Dierking, Gerry Toomey,
Flossie lsibue, Gordon Range, Nancy Arnold, Dick Rayner, Barbara Bursfein. SECOND ROW:
David Zimmerman, Bill Jepson, Don Toppel, Saundra Leetzow, Barbara Coleman, Jerry Runge,
Don Bendewald, Eugene Kuntz, Jane Jenkins. THIRD ROW: Bob Spellmeyer, Donna Krueger.
Joan Gahlbeck, Gloria Jones, LaVerne Plote, Wesley Williams, Barbara Butterfield, Gail Mac-
Mann, Bob Fischer, Bonnie Kerr.
HOME ROOM 103 FlRST ROW: Nancy Bost, Elaine Johnson, Sam Wray, Eugene Rice,
Florence Johnson, Donna Chapple, Mauri Dibb, Angie Corapi. SECOND ROW: Shirley Lundy,
Mary Ann Pahl, Rene LeBlanc, Dave Culbertson, Barbara Gilbertson, Paul Wilcox, Carl Missele,
Sandy Hoke. THIRD ROW: Gordon Phelps, Ron Heider, Roger Conrad, Barbara Smith, Chuck
Behrens, Marvin Nelson, Nancee Newcomer, Barbara Peters, Beverly Hopp.
HOME ROOM ZOB-FIRST ROW: Barbara Tolley. Harriet Pasholk, Rochelle Smith, Bob Prouty,
Mary Jane Wright, Raymond Coulombe, Joan Burkart, Ruth Brotzman. SECOND ROW: Ardith
Zierman, Mary Ellen Heinicke, Jack Garland, Louis Bosco, Paul Draper, Jim Barman, Stan Crane,
Betty Ross, Joy Koehnke, THIRD ROW: Ron Burnidge, Shirley Burt, Bonnie Hopp, David Jensen.
Jerry Ogden, Wes Foell, Jean Wilson, Lynda Perkins, Leslie Spohr, Patricia Dlouhy.
HOME ROOM 208--FIRST ROW: Barbara Osterman. Beverly Begalka, Alvin Luther, Bob
Schroeder, Ann Spuehler, Dick Barth, John Rocha, Joyce Lancaster, Eva Gillette. SECOND ROW:
Nancy Nelson, Marlene Helberg Yvonne Pohrte, Tom Wagner, Nancy Nohl, Charles Selfridge,
Jean Hansen, Mike Bolger, Donna Nitz, Mary Lou Hoeger. THIRD ROW: Theresa Kleiser.
Nancy Johnson, Tom Lyons, Ronald Laseman. Joe Westwood, Walter Steffler, Lester Moser.
Ted Wilson, Joyce Henning, Herb Hollister.
HOME ROOM 2 FlRST ROW: Ruth Horwitt, Shirley Fairchild, Jim Tennison, Annette Stan-
Ieigh, Mildred Teeter, Shirley Kagel, Ray Bradley, Joyce Sides, Dick Schroeder. SECOND ROW:
Mike Perrin, Patsy Haynie, John Whitney, Bob Gillam, Gwen Kautz, Douglas Koch, Nancy
Sacha. Nancy Hix, Donna Ford. THIRD ROW: Dick Behm, Richard Rabe, Carol Schuldt, Dave
Miller, Roger Soderberg, George Payne, David Field, Melvin McMurray, Shirley Miller, Pat
HOME ROOM 102 -FlRST ROW: Robert Sanders, Edward Dorwaldt, Jim Ceske, Joann Chapple.
Shirley Karsten, Carol Brockman, Jean Heckert, Raymond Pollitt, Arlin James, Ronald Range.
SECOND ROW: Mary Evans, Gerry Werling, Bruce Reinking, Dennis Volmer, Jack Harkins.
Darwin Minehart, Gary Mellin, Ella Durrenberger, Beverly Lofgren, Connie Richards, Vida Alfom.
THIRD ROW: Delores Johnson, Virgil Vogel, Marjorie McNutt, Norman Moeller, Richard
Woods, Bud Wells, Dale Hagemann, Bill Keeney, Alice Jensen, Ronald Burstein.
HOME ROOM 200 FlRST ROW: Patricia Schwartz, Gary Bochum. Steve Mengler, Albert
Schultz, Emil Wolff, Alan Hahn, Charlotte Lange, Dick Fritz. SECOND ROW: Florida lsibue,
Barbara Rakow, Suzanne Emery, John Baylor, Marilyn Kopping, June Wolff, Carol Behrens,
Gloria Luther, Stanton Jurgens. THIRD ROW: Francis Schmifendorf, Charles Smith, Wayne
Larson, Joyce Ottinger, Charles Brandner, Jean Muirhead, Donald Versluys, John Anderson,
Muriel Fern, Larry Turk.
HOME ROOM ZOSa-FIRST ROW: Keith Mainard, James Blischke, Cora Ruiz, James Zickuhr.
LaVerne Pope, Jean Burger, David Flentge, Milford Schmidt, George Johnson. SECOND ROW:
Myrle Tazewell, David Nelson, Shirley Windau, Robert Reimer, Dan Parks, Billee Gately, Nancy
Kelly, Barbara Erckfritz, Mary Turner. THIRD ROW: Don Cavitt, Eugene Moring, Betty Keenan,
Bob Jensen, Barry Puklin, Richard Pierce, Patsy O'Brien, June Anderson, Jim Steele, Carl Buehler.
HOME ROOM 206-FIRST ROW: Bonnie Reinking, Monroe Shales, Donna Benson, David
Frost, Dee Ann Bellows, Wayne Webb, Joel Ann Deuterman, Lorraine Heine. SECOND ROW:
Sharon Burbahk, Gary Gannon. Judy Bridge, Bob Karsten, Bill Tobin, Don Koch, Virginia Russell,
PauI Meyer, Carol Blietz. THIRD ROW: Russell Hertel, Leon Schwartz, James Pease, Donald
Johns, Richard Langdon, John Giardino, Ken Lapp, Margaret Ann Bolen, Marianne Hernandez.
HOME ROOM ZIWFIRST ROW: Donald Fischer, Joe Wilkins, Duane Rossiter, Betty Haas,
James McCredie, Mary Bellows, Dick Sinnett, Riley Foltz, Harry Hoffman, Earl Runge. SECOND
ROW: Marshall Conklin, Harry Rocker. LeRoy Handrock, Evona Cork, Barbara Stangland,
Ronald Warren, Barbara Raddatz. Joan Sackett, Jerry Hoppe, Shirley Kampert. THIRD ROW:
Joyce Hendricksen, Thomas Van Horn, Gerald Moser, Frank Sterba, Lynn Lagersrrom, Mary
Lamp, Harold Leonard, Lois Peek, Dolores Schneider, Wayne Watkins.
HOME ROOM 3 FlRST ROW: Philip Nowak, Carola Wallace, Robert Kay, James Everette.
Eary lsibue, Warren Keil, Beverly Leetzow, John Dibb. SECOND ROW: Richard Harris, Gerald
Jarka, Marie Kobel, Barbara Sterba, Judy Biadwell, Rita Cox. Marvin Koehn, Keith Rochensock.
THIRD ROW: RichardLloyd, Martha Cirrincione, Sheila Keegan, Barbara Rimr, Bruce O'Connell,
Peggy Emrich, Sharon Ozaroff, Kathryn Devereaux, Warren Rasmussen.
HOME ROOM IOSJIRST ROW: Violet Behrens, Shirley Darnell, Rodney Allen, Dick Jurgens,
Bill Gieske, Charles Pluss, Carol Knee, Darlene Rohrsen. SECOND ROW: Robert Reese, Nancy
Grant, Janet Arnold, Wendy Withers, Carol Kurth, Bill Stall, Ken Hanson, Dick Connor, Nancy
Miller. THIRD ROW: Bill Winchester, Alan Templin, Patsy Woolcott, Bob Weiss, Nancy
Watson, Nancy Hayward, Arthur Fredericks, Patsy Miller, Lois Knaak.
HOME ROOM 106-
FIRST ROW-Sandra Praft, Sally Krahn Rita Barren, Donna Reeves, Bradley Wingert, Barbara
Parren, Gary Thelander. SECOND ROW -Lyle Herschlag, Carolyn Flory, James Coquillette,
William Siegrist, Gary Warren, Ronald Erickson, Floyd Cork, Janet Knappen. THIRD ROWtGary
Smlth, Karen Marvin, Guy Gylleck Lynn Heilemann, Robert Ahrens, James Stading, Beverly Beu,
Judy Sanders, Janet Klow
HOME ROOM 202-
FIRST ROW-Jerry Zabran, George Friedland, Raymond Schwartz, Duane Alvine, Carol Lemon,
Tom Wessel, Dale Meuser, Nancy Garrison. SECOND ROW-JoAnne Crawford, Mary Freeman,
Phyllis Hopp, Joyce Baseman, Robert Johnson, Nancy Schultz, Sharon Hinch, Judy Fabrick,
Paul Brotzman. THIRD ROW Robert Matchett, Carl Johnson, Pat Behrens, Bruce Be'eson,
Barbara Kranwinkle, Janet Henning, Ronald Prouty, Peter Hartman, Beverly Way, David Jonson.
HOME ROOM 204-
FIRST ROW- Robert Edwards, Cheryl Schultz, Diane Whipple, Joanne Und'erwager, Arlene
Holmquist, Ronald Schubbe, Kay Woolcotr, David Funk, James Ciaccio. SECOND ROW-Don
Hansen, Robert Gordon, Sharon Ferris, Pearl Nitz, Alcie Carlson, Kenneth Reuter, Mary Ann
Fritz, John Friedland, Annabelle Mangum. THIRD ROW CaroIe DeWolf, Lynn Aaron, Don
Baumgartner, JoAnn Mather, Mary Wencek, Walter Streit, LaVerne Krause, Phyllis Genz, Eu.
gene Spicer, Peggy Schrieber.
HOME ROOM 207-
FIRST ROW-Gary Fairchild, James Zanosky, Sandra Burbank, Gordon Schultz, Wm. Hopkins,
Wm. Powers, Ann Love. SECOND ROW Michael Lyon, Wm. Hayward, Kay Thieman, Bruce
Sommers, Patsy Kaptain, Marjorie Sims, Robert Gebelt, Jack Klingler,THIRD ROW R0ger
Burnidge, James Bartelt, Janice Turner, Judith Greenawalt, Donna Lagerstrom, Roberta Durren-
berger, Art Haynes, Barbara Liessmann, DonaId Krause
FIRST ROWeRobert Prouty, Bob Wilkening, Mike Bolger, Ron Burinidge, Stanley Crane, Bob
Spellmeyer, Ronald Kilgore, Bill Jepson, Walter Lamprecht. SECOND ROWeRon Lasevman-Mgr.,
Carl Missele, Roger Conrad, Ted Wilson, Louis Bosco, Wesley Williams, Don Toppel-caupt., Har-
old Garbrechtl Lester Mose-r, Jim Rayner, Dick Nordenfelt, Tom Wagner-Mgr. THIRD Rowe-
Paul Draper, Marvin Nelson, Chuck Behrens, Joe Westwood, Jerry Ogden, Mr. Niemieasst.
coach, Mr. Myers-coach, Ron Miller, Wesley Foell, Dua-ne Garber, Tom Lyons, Herb Hollister.
NINTH GRADE HHHBAH
This year's ninth grade football team nearly tied the per-
fect record that only two other Abbott freshmen teams have set.
It completed the season undefeated and unscored upon. The
team, under the supervision of Coach Frank Myers and the
leadership of Captain Don Toppel, went for five wins, no lose
ses, and one 0-0 tie. The total number of points made by Ab-
bott was 101 to their opponents 0. The Abbott freshmen teams
from 1933 to 1949 have succeeded in winning 82 per cent of
Don T., Coach Myers, Wes F.
FIRST ROWeRon Wa-rren, Ray Bradley, Harry Rooker, Emil Wolff, Dan Parks, David Fields,
Dick Sinnett, Doug Koch, Bob Gillam. SECOND ROW-Bob KaTrsten, Eugene Moring, Bil! Tobin,
Carl Buehler, Arlin- James, Wayne Larrson, Virgil Vogel, Jim Pease, Ron Burstein. THIRD Rowe
John Baylor, Mgr., Bruce Reinking, Dick Behm, Barry Pucklin, Bud Wells, John Giardino, Darwin
Minehart, Frank Sterba, Harold Leonard, Mr. Summers, coach.
HBHIH GRAIN HHHBAH
The Abbott eighth grade football team this
year numbered thirty-three boys who were full of
team spirit. The boys turned out well for practices
and gave every opposing team a good fight. The
team was coached by Mr. Carl Summers and the
acting captain was Barry Puklin. Outstanding play-
ing was done by Bud Wells, Barry Puklin, Wayne
Larson, Bob Gillam, Dave Fields, Frank Sterba, and
Harold Leonard The two managers were Steve
Mengler and John Baylor. The team completed the
season with two ties, one win, and one loss.
In some respects this was a rather disappointing season.
Although this was one of the largest seventh grades ever en-
rolled at Abbott, there were only about thirty boys who actively
participated in football. The poor record of no wins and four
losses, however, should not be over-emphasized, as this group
of boys showed considerable improvement through hard work
and a good team spirit. We can look forward to better things
to come during the remainder of their stay at Abbott School.
, '60 Fuuback
SEVENIH GRADE HHHBAH
FIRST ROWeBob Katy, Garry Warren, ErI Runge, Bill Stall, Bill Gieske, John Dibb. SECOND
ROWe-Harry Hoffman, Gary Thelander, Bob Reese, Don Hansen, Mike Lyon, Jack Klingier,
Manager Bill Gruer. THIRD ROWeBiII Siegrist, Roger Burnidge, Bill Hayward, Ron Jacobson,
Gary Smith, Walter Streit, Coach Ross Hulmes.
h The Girls' Athletic Association meets
three nights a week. Members must be present
X two nights out of the three to retain their memh
bership. The seventy-seven members of the
G. A. A.
FIRST ROW-Virgi-nia Russell, Betty Keenan, Judy Bridge, SECOND ROW-AnnabeHe Mangum,
Lois Knaak, Lynn Aaron, Mary Ann Fritz, Sharon Ferris, Alice Carlson, Nancy Watson, Kathryn
Devereaux, Judy Bedwell, Judy Fabrick, Joan Crawford, Diane Whipp!e. STANDINGhSaundra
Leetzow, Beverly Begahlka, Carol Carlton, Marlene Hall, Mary Ann Pahl, Gail MacMann, Miss
Sorby, Lou Hoeger, Sandy Hoke, Mary Ellen Hemicke, Peggy Bailey, Nancy Nelson, Jean Sievers.
club have this year enjoyed baseball, basketball,
field hockey, square and modern dancing, vol-
ley ball, and softball. Fifteen of the members
were eligible for awards.
The girls' gym classes, under the di-
rection of Miss Sorby, have participated in
a number of activities during the year.
Some of the popular sports were hockey,
basketball, modern dancing, volley ball,
and softball. The seventh grade rhythms
program was a feature of the Christmas
cantata. In the Spring the classes enjoyed
tennis and bowling.
Field hockey is played by all classes in the fall.
In seventh and eighth grades, the girls learn the fun-
damentals of the game, and ninth graders are de-
veloping the speed, agility, endurance, and coor-
dination necessary for good hockey playing. Highly
competitive games are played after school on our
fulI-size hockey field.
We always look forward to the basketball
season for the seventh graders are anxious to learn
how to play the game, and the ninth graders are
learning more of the rules and officiating tech-
niques. lnter-class tournaments are held at the
end of the season among the seventh, eighth, and
ninth grade classes.
Eighth grade Basketball
NINIH BRAIN BASKHBAH
FIRST ROWeMike Bolger, Ted Wilson, Dave Jensen, Jerry Ogden, Louis Bosco, Marvin Nel-
son, Paul Draper, Wally Lamprecht, mgr. SECOND ROWe-Bob Spellmeyer, mgr., Tom Wag-
oner, Charles Behrens, Wes Foell, Ronald Miller, Don Toppel, Coach Myers. THIRD ROW-
Dick Nordenfe1t, Jim Rayner, Ron Kilgore, Les Moser, Roger Conrad, Jim Barman, Herb H01-
lister, Tom Lyon, Ron Heider.
The freshman basketball team, under the coach- points to the opponents' 404 points. Don Toppel was
ing of Mr. Frank Myers, played 12 games in addition high scorer with 124 points and Captain Wes Foell
to several scrimmage games. From the 12 games was second with 91 points.
played, 7 were won and 5 were lost making 41 1 total
Elgin High .
EIGHTH GBHDE BHSKETBHLL
The eighth grade boys were divided into 4 teams-
the Ramblers, Zephyrs, Black Hawks, and Eagles. Our
teams were not the most outstanding teams of the city
league, but each game played ended in very close scores.
Mr. Block coached the Zephyrs and Black Hawks and Mr.
Summers coached the Ramblers and Eagles. The interest
and attendance of the boys was very good throughout the
season At the end of a series of 7 games the Zephyrs were
placed in the championship bracket for playoffs. Their rec-
ord was 4 games won and 3 lost. In the lower bracket the
Black Hawks with 3 wins and 4 losses, the Eagles with 3
wins and 4 losses, and the Ramblers with 3 wins and 4
losses were placed in playoff brackets.
mers, Wayne Watkins, Emil Wolff,
Jim Tennison, Dick Sinnett, Stand-
ingeRonald Warren, Bud Wells,
Frank Sterba, Virgil Vogel, Bill
gene Moring, Ken Stagner, George
Payne, Barry Puklin, Jim Steele,
Coach Block. Second ROW4Bruce
Reinking, Darwin Minehart, Paul
Meyer, Dan Parks, Erl Runge.
Larson, Bill Nelson, Harold Leon-
ard, Donald Johns, Coach Block.
Second RoweDoug Koch, Harry
Hoffman, Steve Mengler, Jerry
RAMBLERS 4 Seated e Coach
Summers. Bob Cillam. StandingH
Cary Bochum. Ray Bradley, Dave
Fields, Dale Hagemann, John Ciar-
dino, Carl Buehler.
SEVENTH BHHDE BHSHETBHLL
The forty-three seventh grade boys who reported for basket
ball were split up into four teams which participated in the city
basket ball conference. The fourteen teams in the 7th grade con-
ference were split into two leagues with two Abbott teams being
placed in each league. At the close of the regular schedule, the
four top teams in each league entered the championship bracket
and the other teams were placed in the lower bracket. Three of
the four Abbott teams qualified for the championship bracket and
made a very good account of themselves against strong opposition.
Mr. Mades took charge of the coaching of the Panthers and
Lions while Mr. Hulmes coached the Bears and Tigers. While no
championships can be claimed by the Abbott teams, the steady
improvement of the teams throughout the season was very en-
The team records and standings are as follows:
Wins Losses City Standing
Tigers 8 2 3rd Place
Panthers 5 5
LIONSeSeatcd;Lyle Herschlag. Bill Hopkins,
Harris, Bill Hayward, Don Hansen, Art Haynes.
Absentw-Ken Hanson, John Friedland.
TIGERSeSeatedeCoach Hulmes, Gary War-
ren, William Stall, Cary Thelander. Standinga
Walter Streit, Gary Smith, Bill SiegristT Absent
WBruce Sommers, James Zanosky.
BEARSiSeatedyCoach Hulmes, Bill Becker,
Roger Burnidge, Jim Ciaccio, Bob Edwards.
StandingeDuane Alvine, Ron Erickson, Don
Baumgartner, Bruce Beeson, John Dibbt
PANTHERS e Seated e Dick Jurgens, Bob
Reese, Charles Pluss. StandingeMrt Maides,
Ron Prouty, Jack Klinger, Eary lsibue, Mike
Lyon. Absente-Warren Rasmussen, Warren
Cieske. StandEngeMr. Mades, Richard
FIRST ROWeAnn Love, Mauri Dibb, Gloria Luther, Judy Turner, Sam Wray, Gerry Werling,
Ronald Burstein, Mrs. Radioff, Marshall Conklin, Jean Sievers, Joan Sackett, Sharon Bur-
bank, Carolyn Hamm, Richard Fritz. SECOND ROWe-Jack Harkins, Elaine Johnson, Rochelle
Smith, Mary Jane Wright, Cordon Phelps. Stanley Crane, Pat Dlouhy, Sandra Hoke, Ron Hei-
der, David Culbertson, Donald Verslys, Dolores Schneider, Muriel Fern. Gerry Toomey, Arlene
Hoimquist. THIRD ROWeShirley Burt, Richard Rabe, Marjorie McNutt, Roger Soderberg,
Bonnie Hopp, Nancee Newcomer, Joe Westwood, Jerry Ogden, Barbara Smith, Barbara Peters,
Bud Wells, Lynn Lagerstrom, Joyce Ottinger, Jean Muirhead, Jerry Hoppe.
HSnowtlake Fling" with a display of unique decora-
tions and a floor show. The club's annual amateur
The faculty adviser of the clubs 150 members is
Mrs. Marge Radloff. Programs of speech interest are
presented by club members at the monthly meetings.
The annual club initiation was held in October in
the form of a scayenger hunt party. Members took
part in the annual Christmas cantata by forming a
verse choir. In January, the club sponsored the
show, the uFun Frolics" was held on February 16 and
i7, and some unusual talent was revealed. For the first
time this year the members participated in Fresh-Soph
debate activities at Elgin High School. The year closed
with the club's annual trip to Chicago.
FIRST ROW-Bill Ceske, Sandra Burbank, Ronny Reinking, Eary lsibue, Gerald Jarka, Ellen
Stewart, Steve Mengier, Barbara Rakow, Bob Gordon, Bill Stall, Judy Fabrick, Paul Brotzman,
Erl Runge, Dick Judgens. SECOND ROWeJean Burger, Annette Stanleigh, Judy Bedwell, John
Baylor. Jim McCredie, Jim Blischke, Shirley Windau, Ruth Horwitt, Joann Deuterman, Alan
Templin, John Chislett, Mary Bellows. Dee Ann Bellows, Mildred Teeter. THIRD ROWeEmiI
Wolff, Beverly Way, Nancy Arnold. Joan Burkhart, John Whitney. Barbara Sterba, Peggy Em-
rich, Eugene Moring, Gwen Kautz, Bruce O'Connell, Sharon Ozaroff, Martha Cirrincione, David
Nelson, Ruth Brotzman, Phyllis Cenz, June Wolff.
FIRST ROW Darlene Rohrssen, Shirley Darnell, Wendy Withers, Jane Jenkins, Beverly Be-
galka, Saundra Leetzow, Joyce Hendrickson, Martha Mason, Jean Hansen, Nancy Grant, Carol
Kurth, Richard Connor. SECOND ROW Bonnie Kerr, Lois Peek, Virginia Russell, Gary Gan-
non, Don Bendewald, Nancy Nohl, Jack Garland, Bill Tobin, Russell Hertel, Judy Bridge,
Yvonne Pohrte, Mary Ellen Heinicke, Marlene Helberg. THIRD ROW James Rayner, Norma
Johnston, Nancy Johnson, James Barman, Joan Cahlbeck, Louis Bosco, Gloria Jones, Wesley
Foell, Barbara Butterfield, Gail MacMann, Ted Wilson, Ron Laseman, Jean Wilson, Don
Toppel, Harold Zapolsky.
President ....................... Wes FoeH
Vice-President ...................................................... Don Toppel
Secretary ........................................................ Harold Zapolsky
Treasurer ..................................................... .Barbara Peters
The Abbott orchestra, directed by Miss Jean
Morgan, has twenty-three members this year. They
practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wed-
nesdays during sixth period. The orchestra played for
Mary Ann Fritz
the Christmas Cantata, P.T.A. meetings in January
and March and for the Scout Jubilee at the Armory in
April. They also participated in the Music Festival in
Mary Ellen Heinicke
The Abbott band.
under the direction of Mr.
Farmakis, has increased greatly in size during the
year and has displayed marked development in musi-
cal techniques. They provided excellent programs for
Dee Ann Bellows
the P.T.A. in the fall. an aIl-school assembly during
the winter, and a spring concert in April. They also
participated in the Labor Day and Christmas parades.
Mary Jane Wright
GIHlS 61H lllllB
FIRST ROW-aBarbara Osterman, Nancy Bost, Elaine Johnson, Alberta Howard, Donna
Chappie, Marlene Hall, Angie Corapi, Barbara Burstein. SECOND ROWeVida Altom, Nancy
Nelson, Florence Johnson, Marlene Helberg, Shirley Lundy, Joy Koehnke, Carol Carlton,
Dolores Schneider, Gerry Toomey, Mary Lou Hoegert THIRD ROWv-Yvonne Pohrte, Marion
Ball, Barbara Coleman, Beverly Hopp, Bonnie Hopp, Nancee Newcomer, Donna Krueger,
Theresa Kleiser, Cathy Westby, Lynn Clovert
The Glee Club has a membership of thirty girls
from both the eighth and ninth grades. Their director
is Miss Ellagene Morgan. The group meets on Mon- Tata and also participated in the spring Music Festival.
days, Tuesdays, and alternate Wednesdays during the
seventh periodt They took part in the Christmas Can-
Nancy Nohl, Pat Dlouhy,
Barbara Rakowt Mildred
Teeter, Connie Richards, Judy
Bridge, Gail MacMann. At
FIRST ROWeEva Gillette, Annette Stanleigh, Ruth Horwitt, Bob CiHam, Ron Burnidge, Jim
Rayner, Miss Morgan, Wally Lamprecht, John Baylor, Virgil Vogel, Cary Gannon, Mildred
Teeter, Jean Burger, Barbara Rakow. SECOND ROWeRuth Brotzman. Donna Nitzt Nancy
Nohl, Don Toppel, Carl Missele, Don Bendewald, Jack Garland, Ken Lapp, Wayne Larson,
Richard Rabe, Jim Barman, Judy Bridge, Barbara Stangland, Connie Richards, Joan Sackett.
THIRD ROWWPat Dlouhy, Lynda Lee Perkins, Joan Cahlbeck, Gwen Kautz, Paul Draper, Wes
Foell, Louis Bosco, Tom Lyons, Jim Pease, Ron Kilgore, Lynn Lagerstrom, Joyce Ottinger, Gail
MacMann, Shirley Burt.
The Special Choir is a growing organization of.
Abbott's better singers and is directed by Miss Ella-
gene Morgan. Their first program was an "aH-sing"
At Christmas time they collaborated with the or-
chestra. glee club and verse choir in the Christmas
Cantata, ttThe Twelve Days of Christmas" They also
participated in city and church carol services. In
March they presented a program for the P.T.A. and
sang in the music festival in May.
Social activities for the year included Christmas
and spring parties, caroliing during the holidays, and
attendance at a music production in Chicago.
President". ................................. Wes FoeH
Secretary ...................................... Don Toppel
Social Chairman ........................................ Pat Dlouhy
Librarian ............................. ...Don Bendewald
Paul Draper, Carl Missele,
Tom Lyon, Charles Behrens,
Jim Barman, Ron Kilgore, Jim
Rayner, Don Bendewald, Jack
Garland. At pianoeDave Nel-
SEATED-eJean Burger, Dolores Schneider, Barbara Butterfield, Wes Foell, Miss Dunn iSpon-
sori, Don Toppel, Jane Jenkins, Alberta Howard, Sandra Pratt STANDINCePatsy Kaptain,
Harold Zapolsky, Connie Richards, Pa'ul Draper, Bob Cillam, Jchn Giardino, Ted Wilson, Mar-
tha Mason, Virginia Russell, Don Bendewald,
A newspaper club was organized this year under
the direction of Miss Dorothy Dunn. The group spon-
sored a contest to choose a new name for the news-
paper. "Scoop'i was chosen because of its adaptability
for different designs.
The club meets once a week and among its ac-
tivities were Christmas and theater parties. The high-
inth grade members of Scoop staff,
iss Dunn, andethe "scoop"!
winner of newspaper name contest,
light of the year was a newspaper assembly at which
time wills and prophecies were given in the form of a
play. Ninth graders received newspaper awards, and
the club presented to the school a sportsmanship
plaque bearing the name of the boy selected by his
team mates as displaying the best sportsmanship for
Wes Foeli congratulates
HEE BlllE ANII 60H!
STANDINC Harold Zapolsky, Don Bendewald. SEATEDv-Nancee Newcomer, Jean Hansen,
Barbara Butterfield, Mrs. Hoke BponsorL Gail MacMann, Barbara Peters, Jane Jenkins.
HIIME RlHlM REPRESENIAHVES
SEATED-Sam Wray, Bill Keeney, Jean Burger, Ron Warren, Wendy Withers, Judy Fabrich,
Steve Mengler, Peggy Emrich, JoAnn Mather, Sandra Burbank. STANDINCeDon Toppel,
Harold Zapolsky, Ted Wilson, Mr. Mades, Wesley Foell, Bob Cillam, Ken Lapp, Lyte Hersch-
One student elected from each of the seventeen
home rooms comprise this group. Mr. Mades, our
principal, acts as adviser. These students help to de-
velop the school curriculum through the cooperation
of the student body with the faculty. The group this
year sponsored an all-school Christmas dance, had
charge of the Blue and Gold subscription drive, as-
sisted at assembly programs, and conducted the sale
of athletic passes. They meet each month of the school
year to work on any problem, project, or activity that
pertains to the welfare of the school.
The hall monitors, under the direction
of Mr. Wright, supervise each noon hour
the halls, study halls, and recreation obando
room, where dancing is enjoyed; These girls
are Joyce Lancaster, Gerry Toomey, Barbara
Smith. Bonnie Hopp, Peg Bailey, Joyce Hen-
ning, Mary Ann Pahl, and Harriet Smith.
LOST AND FOUND
Our lost and found department is capably
managed by Richard Rabe and Wayne Watkins.
These boys work before school in the morning
and at noon hour helping students recover lost
books and other articles.
DOOR MON ITORS
Beverly Begalka and Rochelle Smith
check passes of students who come before
school Opens in the morning for teacher
conferences and rehearsals.
The library pages, under the supervision of
Miss Kocher, our librarian, assist in the distribu-
tion of books. Each student librarian serves one
period a day in the library. They are Joyce Ot-
tinger, Alvin Luther. Harriet Smith, Pat Dlouhy,
Miss Kocher. Barbara Smith, David Culbertson,
Betty Ross, Marlene Hall, and Roger Conrad.
The annual diorama contest is spon-
sored by Miss Kocher and is held during
Book Week in November. Students from
all the English classes contribute many
charming scenes from bookland. First
prize winner from ninth grade was Ann
Spuehler. Eighth grade winners were
Steve Mengler, Virginia Russell, and Bar-
bara Rakow. The seventh grade winner
was Alan Templin.
JUNIOR RED CROSS
The Junior Red Cross is sponsored by
M Ward. This year their big project was
a Christmas card collection for hospitalized
service men. Over three hundred cards were
contributed by Abbott students. At this
time, also, fifteen Christmas gift boxes were
packed by the home rooms for overseas re-
lief. The group also sponsored the Red Cross
membership drive. The officers are:
President.... Steve Mengler
Vice-President Harold Zapolsky
Secretary.. ..Bonnie Kerr
Treasurer.. . ..Pat Dlouhy
Abbott's store is a popular and effi-
ciently run department of our school. Here
students can buy paper, pencils, erasers,
and other needed supplies. Our storekeeper
is Richard Barth.
MAGAZINE HIGH SALESMEN
These students-James McCredie, Betty Keenan, How-
ard Jones, Mary Bellows, and Keith Rockensock were
high salesmen in our annual magazine drive and were
awarded pen and pencil sets. The drive netted the school
approximately $1,229.14, part of which was used to fiA
nance our yearbook.
Directed by Helen Amelya Kocher
Cordon Phelps, Jane Jenkins, Ron Heider, Pat Dloughy, Joan Burkart, Nancy Nelson, Joan
Sackett, Jack Garland, Bonnie Kerr, Don Bendewald, Yvonne Pohrte, Mauri Dibb, Miss Kocher.
Bonnie Hopp, Cathy Westby, Sam Wray, Ann Love, Louis Bosco, Gail MacMann, Ron Laseman.
Connie Richards, Jim Rayner, Peggy Bailey, Marion Ball.
lHllll "Ill-Alil PlAlS
The annual Three One Act plays were presented
on the evening of April 21, and at a matinee for
students on April 20. HSpring Formal? by Clarence
Styza, was a story of what happens when two high
school girls who have been Wjilted" a week before the
spring dance use the right 'lpsychology." Taking
part in the play were Joan Burkart, Pat Dloughy, Ron
Heider, Jane Jenkins, and Gordon Phelps. Nancy
Nelson was the prompter.
The second play, llThe Ghost Wore White" by
LeRoma Rose was a mystery and loads of fun after
Janie decides that the only way to catch anythingw
ghosts includedwis to set a trap. The following took
part: Don Bendewald, Mauri Dibbs, Jack Garland.
Bonnie Hopp, Bonnie Kerr, Yvonne Pohrte, Joan
Sackett. and Cathleen Westby. The prompter was
l'Make Room for Rodney" by Marion Holbrook, the
third play, was a hilariously funny account of a boy
who wanted a room of his own where he could keep
his "valuable, possessions including Hannibal, a pet
snake, and what he does to get one. Peg Bailey, Louis
Bosco, Ron Laseman, Ann Love, Gail McMann, Jim
Rayner, Connie Richards, and Sam Wray were in the
cast. Marion Ball was prompter.
The plays were capably directed by Miss Kocher
and delightfully presented by the casts, winning
acclaim from all critics.
Stage CrewHCheck Behrens, Tom Lyon, Harold Zapolsky, Emil Wolff,
Paul Draper, Wallie Lamprecht, Roger Conrad.
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Mrs. Ballard and Mrs. Christiansen, our cafeteria assistants.
students during the noon hour rush.
Latin. Spanish, and German classes carol in the corridors
at Christmas time, an annual custom at Abbott.
Studio of W.E.P,S., our public schools' very popular new FM. radio station.
Sharon Ozaroff and Marvin Nelson.
winners of watches, in magazine
drawing for high salesmen
Mr. Ehlerf and Mr. Biesferfelf,
our maintenance men, in a busy
Speech club's HSnoflake Fling."
Madam Suzie"-winning stunt of
"Henry's Other Aunt" another
Students absent when home room
pictures were taken.
I. Y-Teen dance the Foot Ball"
2. Fun Frolic's stunt Carousel"
3. lCerman Band"
4. Winners of alI-school spelling bee
Harold Zapolsky, first; Pat Dloug
second; Kay Woolcotf, third.
I. 9th grade boxing winners. 2. "The long and short of it? 3.
Paul Poses. 4. A cute twmsome. 5. Co-get-'em Toppel. 6. Saundra
and Bev. 7. "In spring a young man's fancy." 8. Don't tell us
that grade was a "BW Ted. 9. A striking pose, gals! 10. Jean 5..
Gerry T., and Barb C.-enjoy the spring weather. H. Mr. Block's
pride and ioy Bonnie and Chuck. 12. Check the progress. Cary.
13. Get that ball! 14. Bonny Bonnie.
Marlene Helberg Nancy Nelson
Dick Barth I Duane Carber
Stuarfs Coffee Cup
Sam Brenner Men's Wear
Van's Drug Store
Illinois Cleaners and Furriers
Edward S. Reque Organization
Friedrichs Furniture of Distinction
Jack's Shoe Shep
A. L. Lindgren Barber Shop
L.S.K. Radio and Television
US. 20 Cafe
R. J. Range Barber Shop
VaHey Oil Station
Hermank Store for Men
Elgin Motor Sales
Perry's Beauty Shop
Schrammk Modem Neon
Good and Sullivan
Baldwin Central Food Market
David E. Stark Pianos
Royal Crown Nehi Company
Elgin Dental Society
Carbary and Carbary
Dr. Willis Brown
J. C. Garland, M. D.
C. J. Sciaraffa, M. D.
J. R. Flory
J. H. Ceddes
Warren E. Carbary
D. E. Shuman
Adams Auto Parts
Brotzman and Melms
Ackemann's Department Store
Paul E. Schickler
SingeHs Style Shop
A. Harriet Lane
Austin Mitchell Real Estate and Insurance
Kay Campbell Sport Wear
Damels and Clark
Rowe's Super Service
Elgin Fruit and Produce Co.
Peoples Coal Company
Keeney Sport Shop
Highland Motor Sales
Bendtsen Dairy and Grocery
Elgin Granite Works
H. L. Pierce Pontiac Garage
Elgin City Lines
Bloemke Luggage and Leather Goods
Joseph Spiess Company
Chuck Hines Store for Boys
Lvon Window Cleaners
Elgin Camera Shop
Elgin Flour and Feed Co.
Jensen Brothers Super Service
Violet Brady Stewart
Treasure Chest Jewelers
Buren Transfer Co.
Suds Soft Water Laundry
Crimes Sunset Super Market
Chef's Choice Products
Ceorgds Clothes Shop
B. C7 K. Hobby Shop
Croh's Leather Service
Good and Hess Barber Shop
Salisbury Auto Sales
Hubbell Motor Sales
Beier's Baking Company
Water Conditioners Service
Rosends Cities Service
Elgin Co-Op Food Store
Sweet Spot Custard
Keegan Bros. AManufacturing Co.
Health Spot Shoe Shop
Clarence V. Gordon Insurance
Harold Niss Mews Wear
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