Abilene High School - Orange and Brown Yearbook (Abilene, KS)
- Class of 1933
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Glbe Orange on Brown
.Abilene Iijigb School
in THE HERD A A O Oi
E PRESENT in this 1933 Orange and
Brown records and achievements of
the past year in Abilene High School. We
hope that when these pages are unfolded at in-
tervals in later years, they will bring back
memories of joys of our high school life. If
this is accomplished we will feel that the PUR-
POSE of this year book has been fulfilled.
O THE WESTERN cowboys whose stur-
diness, strength, and sterling qualities of
manhood have been the highest aims of Abi-
lene High School students in the past year, we
dedicate this edition of the 1933 Orange and
Lf. NV. TAYLOR,
Teachers and Finance Committee
S. R. HELLER
Teachers and Finance Committee
Buildings and Grounds Commitee
F, C. GARDNER,
K. S. T. C. Emporia,
University of Kansas, A. B.
Columbia University, A. M,
C. E, HAWKES,
K. S. T. C., Hays, B. S.
H. W. KEEL,
Buildings and Grounds Commitee
W. C. G-RIGG
Teachers and Finance Committee
L. B. STANTS
Buildings and Grounds Commitee
MARVIN VAN OSDOL
HE STUDENT Council, the governing organization
of the school, is composed of an executive board
elected by the student body and members elected
by classes and organizations. Officers for 1932-33 al-eg
H0Wa1'f1 Myers, Dresidentg Vivian Stevens, vice-presidentg
and Robert Nottorf, secretary-treasurer.
The purpose of this organization is to promote in all
ways the best interest of the school, to aid the internal
administration of the school, to foster sentiments of law
and order, to promote the general activities of the school,
andeto develop in the student a growing appreciation of
membership in a democracy by providing educational pos-
sibilities and privileges of participating in such a democ-
racy in the school.
This year's outstanding accomplishments include the
improvement of the student activity ticket. This year it
was reduced in price from three dollars to two dollars and
fifty cents. There were also more things included on the
tickets, both the junior and senior plays and more bas-
ketball games than usual. It likewise sponsored the lost
and found box and aided in the prevention of stealing by
compelling all lockers to be locked. Each day some per-
son was sent around to see if the lockers were closed, and
this thorough checking proved quite successful.
The Student. Council entered a school float in the Dick-
inson County Free Fair, gave entertainment between the
halves of all home football gamesg and it supervised
and sponsored many interesting chapels throughout the
year. They made possible exchange chapels with Her-
ington and Clay Center high schools, The glee club went
to Herington and gave the chapel, and in exchange, on
February 3, the Herington music department gave a very
enjoyable vocal program here. Then, on March 21, the
Abilene orchestra, directed by Mr. Harold George, went
to Clay Center for the exchange chapel. Clay Center
returned the chapel later, presenting several members of
their dramatic department in songs and readings.
Several committees functioned steadily throughout the
year in this organization. These committees were re-
quired to hand in written reports and also give oral re-
ports of their procedings at the close of each semester.
There were seven committees. The chairman of these
committees wore: Ruth Fengel, chapel chairman, Ruth
Hurd, social chairman, Lennice Jean Baer, organization
chairmang WVillian1 Green, publicity chairmang Lucile
Murphy, athletic chairinan, William Gragg, lost and
found chairmang and Allan Nottort, house and grounds
To make the Student Council 2111 interesting organiza-
tion, there is staged a contest on the attendance of the
members. There are two equal sides. Each member that
1S present is given a certain number of points, and the
side winning are to be treated by the losers at some social
The annual Student Council banquet was held at the
Callahan Tea Room, Tuesday, March 21. "Spring"
Was the theme of the evening, carried out in table decora-
tions and program.
Howard Myers, president of the council, served as
toastmaster, and introduced those who took part.
Each member of the council invited a guest, and tol-
lowing the banquet, the group attended a show at the Ly-
Hric, which co-operated with the council and reserved a
section in the theatre.
The pastel colors of spring were carried out in the ta-
ble decorations. The place cards were set with small
green and pink candles, set in the center of a small flower
seal. The nut cups and programs were alternated green
and pink for every boy and girl. The center table was
decorated with large candle tapers. with a center piece of
mixed sweet peas. The menu was carried out as near as
possible in accordance with the color scheme.
The banquet was a success through the efforts of Lois
Schrader, with the assistance of Harold Kelley and Allan
Nottorf. There were forty-three members present.
At the beginning of the year Miss Manrine Morley was
head sponsor, but she later became Mrs. Charles Cruse.
resigning from school duties. Miss XVinnie Scott took
her place. The other sponsor besides Miss Scott, is Mar-
vin Van Osdol. . .
ens, Zook, Schrader, Dieter,
ROW 1 - Makins, Bath,
Welsh, Kelley, Hurd, Not-
torf, Nottorf. ROW 2-Stew
Scott, Zook, Hogan. ROW 3
-Engle, Murphy, Green,
Scott, Gragg, Fcngel, Myers,
National Honor Society
ROW 1 - Nottorf, Hees,
Gragg, Emig, Welsh, Case.
ROW 2-Keel, Engle, Rey-
nolds, Long, Wells. ROW 3-
Mnrtin, Morrison, Fengel,
llld ABILENE chapter of the National Honor Society
was chartered by the National Society and was
grunted charter number 674. Under this charter
the principal and members of the faculty have the privi-
lege of choosing 15 per cent of the upper third of the sen-
ior class scholastically. There were fifteen chosen this
year by Principal tj. Hawkes and four other members
of the faculty.
Three other points in addition to scholarship were taken
Leadership, "the power of personality that blazes the
trail for man's upward climb."
Character, "the composite of all the common virtues,
which sets the seal of righteousness upon our every en-
Service, 'tthe beginning and end of our education, the
altar of altruism from which God's blessings to man have
Prior to the initiation the following officers were elect-
IXTEEN STUDENTS were awarded a membership
in the International Quill and Scroll, an honorary so-
ciety for high school journalists, A charter was
granted to Abilene High School in 1928. Since that time
up u11til 1933, thirty-six members have been chosen.
On April 25. a Quill and Scroll certificate was received
announcing the sixteen members accepted. Those stu-
dents awarded membership were: John Allen, proof-read-
erg Blanche Bowersox, news editor, proof-reader, Jane
Case, editor, make-up editor, Arlene Cheney, copy-readerg
VVilma Coulson, news editor, copy-reader, Virginia Emig,
editor, proof-reader, Thaine Engle, business managerg
John Graff, business manager, WVilliam Gragg, sports ed-
itor, proof-reader, William Green, business manager of
Booster and Annual, Alice Hees, 11ews editor, proof-read-
ed: President, William Graggg vice-president, Alice Heesg
secretary, Virginia Emigg treasurer, Lois Welsh.
The society held its banquet and formal initiation cere-
mony Tuesday evening, April 4, at Presbyterian church.
Principal Hawkes was in charge of the initiation cere-
mony with Mr. Roy Martin assisting as secretary. Sev-
eral of the alumni helped with the initiation.
Mr. M. H. Malott was the speaker of the evening and
gave a very entertaining and inspiring talk. He said
that the three ways to success were enthusiasm, intelli-
gence to direct it,and courage to carry it out.
The pins which were presented to the members during
the initiation are symbols of the torch which stands for
knowledge and the light which stands for giving your
service to others. ,
The four letters on the pin are symbolic of the four
qualifications of the societyg C for character, S for schol-
arship, L for leadership, and S for service.
Miss Lorene Reynolds is the sponsor,
erg Jane Keel, editor-in-chief of the Annual, Iona May
Morrison, assignment editor, Rexford Phelps, feature
writer, Lois Schrader, associate editor of the Annual, as-
signment editor: Lois Welsh, make-up editor, copy read-
Jane Keel, John Allen, Virginia Emig, William Gragg,
and Jane Case received special praise for their high or-
der of craftsmanship by Edward Nell, the executive sec-
The initiation ceremony for the new members was held
during the middle of May. The local chapter's 1932 offi-
cers of the Quill and Scroll: Pres., Harry Woodbury, vice-
Pres., Ruth Schiller, Sec., Vernon Stevens, Treas., Phyllis
Dentzer, helped in the initiation.
ROW l-Allen, Case, Green,
Schrader, Engle. ROW 2-
Coulson, Phelps, Bowersox,
Welsh, Rock, Chr-ney. ROW
3-Morrison, Graff, Emig,
Hees, Graggl, Keel.
Booster and Annual Staff
ROW 1--Bowersnx, Wilson,
Murphy, Hees, Morrison,
Keel, Allen, Schrader, ROW
Z-Coulson, Hensley, Case,
Welsh, Rock, Medley, Hoover,
Monroe, Cheney. ROW 3-
Green, Mellor, Murphy, En-
gle, Einig, Graft, Eggleston,
HE ABILENE High School Booster, has endeavored
throughout the year to co-operate in every way with
the students, faculty, and administration to raise the
literary and scholastic standards of the school, to record
accurately the activities of our high school, and to stimu-
late sportmanship and true school spirit.
It was decided to have a change of the staff organiza-
tion every nine weeks, making four different changes
during the year. Each staff organization had the priv-
ilege of editing four issues of the Booster.
During the first nine weeks France Wilson was editor
and William Green, business manager, the second nine
weeks, Virginia Emig, editor, and Lucile Murphy, business
manager, the third nine weeks, Marjorie Eggleston was
the editor and Lucile Murphy repeated as business man-
ager, and during the last nine Weeks' period, Jane Case
was editor, and Thaine Engle was elected business man-
During each nine weeks' period there were the follow-
ing officers elected: Editor-in-chief, business manager,
news editor, assignment editor, make-up editor, sports
editor, and proof-reader. The others remaining in class
served as reporters.
A contract was let to the Reflector Printing Company
for printing of the Booster which was published bi-
During the year the class published several outstanding
papers, namely the Thanksgiving issue of November 25,
the Christmas issue of December 12, and the Easter issue
of March 14. '
The journalism class had the privilege of putting out
the Reflector on April 20. This was a six page paper.
Jane Case acted as editor-in-chief, Blanche Bowersox as
assignment editorg Robert Casanova as sports editor, and
William Gragg had charge of the columns.
This year, according to custom, the journalism class
sponsored the Christmas story and poem contest. The
prize winning story, "The Nativity," was won by Opal
Hoffman, a junior, and the prize winning poem, "A Stu-
dentis Progress," was won by Marion Atnip, a senior.
During the year members of the class participated in
the International Quill and Scroll contest, Those whose
writings were entered in the contest received very high
:These students who chose journalism as one of their
subjects for the senior year, are fitting themselves for fu-
ture lift. Although few of them shall enter the newspaper
field, yet the training is beneficial in every branch of
ITH CERTAIN finincial difficulties imminent at
the beginning of the year, it was at first doubt-
ful if we would have an annual. The Board of
Education informed us that if an annual were issued it
must sell for not more than fifty cents, This was a re-
duction of one dollar and twenty-five cents from the price
of last year's annual, and it was also passed by the board
that no advertising could be solicited for the publishing
of the annual.
Late in the fall by surmounting seeming formidable
difficulties, it was finally decided by the journalism class
to make possible a magazine type of annual rather than
discontinuing the Orange and Brown. Contracts were left
to the Burger-Baird Engraving Company of Kansas City,
Missouri. and the Reflector Printing Company of Abilene
to print the annual.
Jane Keel was chosen to edit the year book, William
Green was chosen to act as business manager, and Lois
Schrader as associate editor. Under this management, an
interesting sales campaign of two weeks' duration was
held in which six class representatives participated and
a sufficient number of annuals were sold to warrant the
journalism class to start work on the 1953 Orange and
Thermometers on huge posters were mounted in the
hallway to stimulate interest and increase subscriptions
to the annual. At the end of each day Green, the busi-
ness manager. would change the mercury in the thermom-
eters showing the work of the class representatives dur-
ing the day.
Organizations and activity group pictures were taken
throughout the year, just as soon as it was possible. Be-
tween Thanksgiving and Christmas individual senior pic-
tures YV81'B taken. I'l1otography this year was done entire-
ly by Vl'l8l'1Il2LXlyS Studio.
In addition to Keel, Green, and Schrader, the others
who helped to make the 1933 Orange and Brown a suc-
cess, were John Allen, organization editor, Iona May
Morrison, photography editor, and Robert Casanova,
sports editor, Much credit goes to Kenneth M, Bock, the
teacher of the journalism class and the sponsor of the an-
nual. Other 11l6111lJ01'S of the journalism class without
official title aided materially with this production.
As many prints as possible were sent early to the e11-
graving company, thereby making a considerable saving
through discount allowances. Near the middle of the sec-
ond semester, the first type written copies were sent to
the Abilene Reflector Printing Company.
Due to monetary restrictions, the 1933 annual was re-
duced in number of pages from seventy-five to thirty-two.
'I-he size of pages, however, were increased from eight by
ten inches to nine by twelve inches. Iligh quality white
gloss paper was secured and instead of having a. stiff
cover as in previous years, arrangements were made for a
flexible cover with at three tone, color etching,
The number of annuals fo be printed and distributed
flexible cover with a three tone color etching.
Band and Orchestra
ROW 1-Berger, Shearer,
Zook, Schrader, Gamber.
Dahnke, Duckwall, Ayers,
Owens. Kelley. ROW 2-
Coulson, Cole, Keller, Baker,
Zook. Hollar, Hottman, Esh-
elnian, Case, Holmes, White,
Vance, Duckwall, Pinkham,
Simmons. ROW 3-Wilson
Welsh, Hesselbarth, Stoffer
Menges, Hesslbarth, Ander-
son. McMillan, Wisby, George
Brooks. Stratner, Dull, Graff,
Hollenback, Horner, Hershey,
Warder, Bath, Johnson, Froe-
HE A. H. S. BAND, under the direction of Harold E.
George, has received favorable comment Wherever
it has appeared. The band has a membership of
It has made a great contribution to the football and
basketball games. The night before the first football
game it led the big pep rally which is more commonly
known as "Snake Dance." lt also participated in most of
the out-of-town games. In the fall at the Central Kansas
Free Fair it had an outstanding part in the entertaining
of the crowds.
On November 5, the Abilene band went to Manhattan
to a boy scout meeting. It led a parade of all the scouts.
In the afternoon the band was invited to the Kansas State
Iowa football game. In the evening the scouts held a
concert at which time the A. H. S. band played several
The band had a winter concert in the high school audi-
torium in December. Later they played at the Junior
High basketball tournament for Dickinson County, then
at the State Regional High School Basketball Tournament
in which Abilene's team played.
The last active part the band took in outside activities
was in the annual youth week parade. It led the parade
with all of the students following in order. I
The music elimination tryouts were held in the high
school auditorium Thursday, April 6. The winners of
this intra-school contest represented the Abilene High
School in the Central Kansas League Music Contest held
in Salina at the Memorial Hall Friday, April 21. '
In the Central Kansas League Contest at Salina the
band received sixth place. VVayne Zook received sixth
ulace in trumpet, Dwight Zook seventh place in clarinet
solo, and Herman Bath received third place in trombone,
HE ABILENE HIGH School Orchestra, under the di-
rection of Harold George has a membership of thir-
ty-eight. It has made several appearances during
the year. It assisted in the entertainment before and
between acts of the junior and senior plays. The orches-
tra gave several concerts throughout the year.
The purpose of these concerts was in preparation for
the Central Kansas League Music Contest. On February
QR, a concert was given at the Junior High School.
They also appeared in chapels at the high school at dif-
ferent times throughout the year, On March 21 Mr.
George and the orchestra went to Clay Center High School
to give an exchange chapel. There they played a group of
different numbers. All of the orchestra made the trip.
Theyehave also had the honor of broadcasting over radio
The annual spring concert of the orchestra was held in
ROW 1--Medley, Miller,
Shearer, Osborn, Hugg.
Campbell. ROW 2-Good-
win, Rawalt, Kelley, Zook,
Hollar, Kerns. Miller, Phil-
lips, Jones. Moot. ROW 3-
Schrader, Machan, Tyler,
Ford. Gamber, Dull, George,
Baker, Zook, Vance, War-
der, Bath, Berger, Hollen-
back. ROW 4-Bushey,
Graff. , U 1
the City Auditorium April 11. The highlight of this
concert was the playing of the contest number, "The A11-
gclusf' by Massenet. During the last week of school the
orchestra played at the different commencement exercises.
The music elimination tryouts were held in the high
school auditorium on April 6. The Winners of this intra-
school contest represented Abilene at Salina in the Central
Kansas League Music contest, The violin solo was Won
by Mary Elizabeth Millerg Jane Keel was awarded first
place in the piano solo.
The orchestra is one of the most outstanding organiza-
tions in the school. Much credit goes to Mr. George for
making possible definite progress in instrumental music.
In the Central Kansas League Music Contest in Sa-
lina, the orchestra received fourth place. Jane Keel re-
ceived second place for her piano solo, while Mary Eliza-
beth Miller got fifth for her violin solo.
HE GIRLS' GLEE CLUB is a vocal class which is
trained in theory, appreciation, vocal culture, ear
training, vocal solo, and ensemble. There are thirty-
two members in the daily class, but only twenty-seven
are members of the club. This group or part of it has ap-
peared at many gatherings during the year, namely:
Presbyterian Church, lVomen's Federation, Ladies' Liter-
ary League, Gardening School, Evangelical Missionary So-
ciety. They also sang during an interlude at the Junior
Play, 'tHer Friend, the King." Later they motored to
the Herington High School to give an exchange chapel.
The entire glee club made this trip. They then appeared
at the Lions Club, Abilene Music Club, and they later
broadcast over radio station KFBI.
On April 6, the music elimination tryouts were held in
the high school auditorium, The winners of this intra-
school contest represented Abilene in Salina.
Two glee club members were winners in the vocal solo
tryouts. Nadine Wells received first in the alto solo, and
Willmith Scott was awarded first place in her soprano
solo. The contestants chose their own accompanist and
were graded by percentage on score sheets made out for
the purpose. The judges were from Kansas Wesleyan
college in Salina. Prof. C. F. Jessen, piano instructor of
the college, and Lucile Haymen, Helen Overturf, and Paul
McNutt, students, were the judges.
The Central Kansas League Music Contest was held in
Salina, Friday, April 21. The results of this contest are
as follows: Nadine Wells won second place on girls'
low voiceg Willmith Scott received sixth place on girls'
high voiceg the girls' sextet tied for fifth place, and the
Girls' Glee Club received fourth place.
The girls' sextet chosen from the glee club is Willmith
Scott, Nadine Wells, Nadine Holmes, Iona May Morrison,
Katherine Moot, and Maxine Bishop. The accompanist is
HE BOYS' GLEE CLUB began its work at the begin-
ning of the school year under a new schedule. A di-
vision was made so that there would be one class
for all of the boys. The membership was also changed.
There are thirty-two i11 the class, but only twenty-five
were chosen to represent Abilene in the music contest,
The Boys' Glee Club is like that of the girls'. They
are trained in theory, appreciation, vocal culture, ear-
training, vocal solo, and ensemble. This group has also
appeared at many different gatherings throughout the
year such as the North American Club, Lions Club, junior
play interlude, NVomen's Federation, junior high school
chapel, and then at the high school chapel, where they
put on a very interesting program of vocal selections.
One of their main features of the year was the broadcast-
ing of solos, quartets, and sextets over radio station KFBI,
The boys quartet is composed of Oliver Hartenstein,
Alfred Makins, Loy Leffingwell, and Allan Nottorf.
The boys had their local elimination tryouts at the same
time that the girls held theirs. The winners of this intra-
school contest also represented Abilene at the music con-
The winners of the vocal tryouts were as follows: Bish-
op Anderson won first in the tenor solo, and Loy Leffing-
well was first in the bass solo.
At the Central Kansas League music contest held in
Salina, the Boys' Glee Club got seventh place, our boys'
quartet received third place, while the mixed chorus was
awarded sixth place. The only first place Abilene 'won
at the contest was the boys' low voice which was won by
Tfov Leffingwell, a sophomore. Bishop Anderson won
third place in the boys' high voice,
Under this efficient training by Miss Griswold, thc
young men who were privileged to enjoy this class, are
being fitted for a larger place in life after graduation.
Training in reading music, voice culture, and ability to
face audiences go a long way in helping the pupils in
their future life.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
ROW 1-Sutton, Snyder,
Klager, Howland, Jordan,
Scott, Wells, Fair, Holmes,
Monroe, Buchanan. ROW 2
-Emig, Snyder, Whittier,
Mason, Kauffman, Moot.
Howie, Tinkler, Shetter,
Shetter, Hensley. ROW 3-
Buchanan, Nelson, Hoover,
Johnson, Morris, Gris-
wold, Welsh, Blaesi, Lam-
beth, Bishop, Larson.
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
ROW 1-Whitehair, Todd,
Bowell, Larsen, McDonald,
ROW 2-Blachly, Lauer,
Glick, Tinkler, Nottorf,
Black, Woolverton, Tinkler,
Makins, Lenhart. ROW 3-
Nottorf, Pientka, Harten-
stein, Leffingwell, Johnson,
Weaver, Schiller, Bonfield,
Frey, Jenson. Row 4-
Brown, Picking, Norman,
walt, Bogart, S n i d e r,
Mc Kanna, Griswold, Ra- i
ROW 1--Glick, Sutton,
Brown, Moot, Nottorf, Wit-
ter, Welsh, Larson, Morri-
son, Makins. ROW 2-Bu-
chanan, Nottorf, Bowcrsox
Bowell, Buchanan, Letting-
well, Johnson, Hartenstcin
Nelson, Weaver, Bishop
Klager, Snyder. ROW 3-
Blaesi, Picking, Holmes
Mclianna, Scott, Griswold,
Tinkler, Jordan, Tinkler,
VERY RANCH has its yodeling cowboys, and A, H.
S. has its Madrigal Club. It is an organization of
the best voices in the boys' and girls' vocal music
departlnent. The club has two meetings a month. One is
a practice meeting after school at which mixed chorus
numbers were sung. The other is given in the evening.
At this meeting programs are given by the members.
The Madrigal Club was organized in high school several
years ago but did not receive its charter until last year.
Three chapels were given by the club this year. The
first one was an exchange chapel with Herington in Dc-
:-ember. Tl1e other two were given in the Abilene SCIIUOIS
at the senior and junior schools. The programs given
were nlade up of solos, group nuinbers, readings, and tap
A niodernistic banquet was given in January for the
inenihers and their guests, The tl1t'lll0 was, "A Rhapsody
in Black," and the decorations were black and silver. La
Verne Weaver was toast master,
The club entered the Central Kansas League Music
Contest at Salina a11d sang the contest selection, "Lo,
How a Rose E'er llloomingfy by Praetorius. Loy Letting-
well placed first in the boys' low voice contest. Nadine
VVells was awarded second place in the girls' low voice
contest. In the boys' high voice contest, Bishop Ander-
son won third place. The boys! quartette also Won third
The Madrigal Club ended their activities of the year
with a picnic at Brown's Lake.
The officers of the club are Nadine VVells, presidentg
Lois XVelsh, vice-president: Nadine Holmes, secretary-
treasurerg Maxine liishop, librariang Iona May Morrison,
publicity managerg Renee Johnson, social chairnntng Ruth
Mary Nelson, program chairmang and Renee Johnson, ac-
companist, Miss Griswold was sponsor.
Symphonium Club S
lll'I SYMPHONIUM Club, organized in 1930, by Mr.
e llarold George, has renewed its activities through-
out the school year of 32-33. The purpose of this
organization is to foster higher ideals of music and music
appreciation, and to develop interest in further study of
music and musical history for students who are members
of the band or orchestra and who are interested in more
active work than the band or orchestra alone can offerj
The aim and project of the club is for the furtherance
ot interest in solo events, and every effort is made to en-
courage students to appear in solo performances.
Every year the musical organizations are entered in the
C. K. L. contest in which band, orchestra, and solo events
play an important part.,
The orchestra and band have made several appearances
both in chapels for the school and concerts for the pub-
ROW l--Woolverton, Zook,
Dahnke, Zook, Jones. ROW 2
-Coulson, Ford, Dull, George,
Graff, Machen. Tyler, Phillips...
now 3 - osbom, Huqg, A
Campbell, Vance, Schrader,
White, Shearer, Hollar, Kerns,
HOW 4-Bushey, Gamlier,
Miller, Hollenback, Miller,
Kelley, Goodwin, Bath, Med-
lic. The orchestra appeared in Clay ,Center for a chapel.
This was the first time that the orchestm has ever made
an appearance in a neighboring town. ' '
Throughout the year, meetings of the club were held
every two Weeks during the orchestra period, at which
time members of the club appeared in solo performances
and discussions on various musical topics and books,
In previous years the Sy1nphonium'Club'has had an
annual banquet, at' which members iandinvited guests
were present. The annual entertainment this year was
changed into an all-day picnic which members and
The officers selected at the beginning of the year Were:
Harold Kelley, presidentg Percy Keller, vice-presidentg
Lois Schrader, secretaryg Jean Goodwin, treasurer: Her-
man Bath, student council representative.
Fr ' W
Girl Reserves Cabinet
T THE FIRST cabinet meeting of the year the Girl
Reserves decided to choose 'tGardens" for the
theme of the year 't32" and "33", and started car-
rying it out on the first day of school by presenting each
teacher with a small bouquet.
Throughout the year posters and the semi-monthly pro-
grams carried out the theme very effectively and all year
flowers had their place.
At the Thanksgiving season the service committee fixed
up baskets from contributions from members of the club
for two families.
At Christmas the annual G, R.-Hi-Y white gift chapel
was given and the gifts received were sent to the Indians
of the Rainbow Baptist Mission at Keillles Canyon, Ari-
Candy sales, the book exchange, the brass sale, and
membership dues furnished the national and state assess-
ments and camp and conference funds.
The City Federation of W'omen's Clubs furnished the
city quota of one hundred dollars, The Lions and Rotary
Club also made money donations.
Forget-me-not sisters, in line with the theme. were
used this year. The names were drawn before Christ-
mas and on Valentine's Day a meeting was given over to
revealing the forget-me-not sisters after which light re-
freshments were served.
As in the previous years the girls divided themselves
into several groups and at the Christmas season sold
candles and sang Christmas carols
Outdoor meetings were introduced this year, and two
were heldg both at Mary-Dell Camp. The first one in the
early fall was under the supervision of the girls who had
attended the Girl Reserve summer camps and was con-
ducted much like the campfire meetings of these camps.
The second outdoor meeting was in the spring and was
an Indian ceremonial on the moon-lit banks of Brown's
Lake. This meeting was put on by the girls who at-
tended Okoboji camp in Iowa where they put on the same
program. These meetings gave variety to the semi-
monthly meetings and did much to inspire the girls.
Entertainment for the year was found by the Girl Re-
serves first at the Big and Little Sister party, This party
was given for all the new girls in school. Each upper
classman took as her guest to this party, a freshman or
new girl. Next the girls entertained their dads at the
Dad and Daughter party, They were told of the doings
of G. R. and were taught many new songs and games, giv-
en plenty to eat and sent home.
At the last of the school year came the annual Mother-
Daughter banquet. At this banquet a lovely program
was given and the new officers and new cabinetavere
officially installed. The officers for the year were: Pres-
ident, Ruth Fengelg vice-president, Virginia Emigg secre-
ROW 1-Wells, Engle, Emig,
Fengel, Goodwin, Keel, Hoo-
ver. ROW 2-Steininger,
Hurd, Stants, Hees, Reynolds,
Hawkins, Case, Baer.
tary, Jean Goodwing treasurer, Faye Verla Engleg student
council representatives, Lois Welsh and Lennice Jean
The eight committees were unusually active this year.
The membership committee finished the quilt, started
several years ago, for the rest room. The finance com-
mittee were quite successful with the book-exchange and
candy sales. With the help of the service committee the
Thanksgiving baskets and also the Christmas gifts to the
Indians were made possible.
The publicity committee kept G, R. before girls with
posters, and the devotions for every meeting were given
by members of the devotions committee. All programs
were planned by the program committee and the music
committee. All entertainments for the club were plan-
ned and executed by the social committee.
The committee chairmen Were: Program, Jane Caseg
membership, Virginia Emigg finance, Ruth Hurd, music,
Nadine WVellsg devotions, Velma Hoover: publicity, Verda
Stantsg social, Jane Keelg service, Alice Hees.
A Mother Goose entertainment was given during the
winter for all the grade school children in the high school
auditorium after school and five cents admission was
charged. The program was given by all of the commit-
tees. each committee being responsible for one act of the
performance. The skits were, "Little Black Sambo,"
"Red Riding Hood," "Three Bears," "Old Woman in the
Shoe," and several other clever nursery rhymes. These
rhymes were acted out by members of the various com-
mittees. As a special project the club sent several Friend-
ship Folders to China. These folders contained data about
the high school, pictures of the school and of the G. R.
members. Each year the club tries to have one special
project and the Friendship Folders were decided upon for
There was much enthusiasm shown by the girls who
attended the summer camps and conferences and they
received many worthwhile inspirations and ideas for the
club. There were ten girls and one sponsor who attended
the summer camp at Camp Wood. Two girls and one
sponsor were sent to the Y. W. C. A. camp at Lake Okobo-
Special programs given this year out side of the meet-
ings held at the high school consisted of one at the Lions
Club. one at Rotary Club, and one for the City Federation
of Women's Clubs,
The sponsors this year were Misses Vera Steiningcr.
Juanda Hawkins, and Lorene Reynolds.
The officers for the year 1934 are: Hazel WVeber, presi-
dentg Vivian Stevens, vice-presidentg Faye Verla Engle,
secretary: Betty Jean Jones, treasurer.
An advisory board composed of twenty-five members
and under the presidency of Mrs. Browning offered their
help and advice to the club. .
1 -, '
K f .
P If 'f
Girls? ,Athletic Association
ROW 1-Coulson, Morrison,
Hawkins, Stevens, Morse.
ROW 2 -- Medley, Hicks,
Scott, Goodwin, Murphy, Yan-
' HE GIRLS' ATHLETIC Association entered the year
of 1932-33 rather uncowgirlishly with the animal
vagabond hike for freshmen. This was an annual
hike to introduce new girls to G. A. A. A gypsy trail was
followed which led the vagabonds all over Abilene, finally
ending at the City Park where a lunch was served.
A ten mile hike to Solomon came as their second large
event of the year-following a series of shorter hikes car-
lier in the year,
These hikes were taken for the purpose of giving the
tenderfeet a chance to make points toward membership in
the organization as well as for giving the old members a
chance to gain more points toward awards. Fifty miles
were hiked during the season.
Roller skates were substituted for bronchos in the next
happening which was a roller skating party at the city
For the purpose of making money during the year, pop
corn sales were held after school and the girls had charge
of the stand at the Abilene-Peabody basketball game.
They also sold Eskimo pies at the Physical Education
The Cowgirls invited their favorite cowhands to a box
supper at which a short program was given before the
boxes were auctioned off to the cowpunchers,
As the big success of the year the cowgirls cast aside
their chaps to don rompers and gym suits and attended
the Olympic party in the high school gym. There were
relays testing the speed of the entrants, and contests test-
ing their strength. The winning team received a hand-
some silver tin-cup.
Executive board meetings were held once a month,
some of which were in the form of covered dish suppers.
At these meetings, programs for the regular meetings,
and parties were planned, The 1932-33 executive board
ctmsisted ol' thirteen. niemlrers, officers, and committee
chairman. They were: Iona May Morrison, presidentg
Lucile Murphy, vice-president and program chairman,
Vivian Stevens. secretaryg Peggy Morse, treasurer, Stel-
ouise Hockensmith, social chairman, Georgia Medley, fi-
nance chairmang Jean Goodwin, 'publicity chairman: Lois
Coulson, song lcaderg lVillmitl1 Scott, pianist, lnez Hicks,
hike captaing Mildred Yancey, Student Council represen-
tative. The sponsors of the club were Miss Hawkins and
The Abilene G. A. A. is a member of the State Girls'
Athletic Association which was organized for the pur-
pose of offering a standardized program of intramural ath-
letics for girls. Awards given by this association consists
of lette1's and pins, and are given to girls who have earned
the necessary number of points.
The first award, given when 600 points have been
earned is a pin in the shape of a sunflower, which has the
lettters G. A. A, inscribed upon it.
The second award is the school letter of chenille, in the
I school colors, with the outline of the State of Kansas and
lettered with G. A, A. 1200 points are necessary to win
The state letter in the State G. A. A, colors, which are
brown and gold and made up in chenille is the 'third
award. An outline of the State of Kansas with the letter-
ing G. A. A. will be inscribed upon the letter. 400 addi-
tional points must be earned for this award. Five girls
received this award.
The fourth and final award is a gold "K" lettered with
G. A. A. The state colors are carried out in this pin. A
total of 2000 points are necessary to merit this final
award. Stelouise Hockensmith, Jane Keel, and Iona May
Morrison received their "K's'i this year. ,
Every school which is a member in good standing in
the K. S. H. S, A. A. is entitled to membership in G. A. A.
but no inter-scholastic competition is permitted among the
schools which take up the girls, program.
On March 5, twelve cowhands and a foreman went to
a playday roundup at Salina. They were the representa-
tives of one of the eight Central Kansas towns that were
there. The activities of the day were: relays, baseball,
basketball, and swimming. The cowhands were selected
by the sponsors and the executive board for their interest
in athletics and G, A. A. Those who made the trip were:
Peggy Morse, Stelouise Hockensmith, Rosemary Gans,
Florence XValker, Mildred Yancey, Iona May Morrison,
Vivian Stevens, Cleobelle Seaton, Inez Hicks, Georgia
Medley, Jean Goodwin, Francis Hershey, and Miss Haw-
The annual Physical Education demonstration, given
May 9 in the City Auditorium, was sponsored by the G. A,
A. All of the gym and dancing classes took part and
many difficult stunts were done. The program consisted
of folk dancing, tap dancing, ballet dancing, drills, exer-
cises, tumbling and pyramid building.
The object of this demonstration was not to emphasize
the work of especially capable girls but to encourage all
girls to take part in activities that will develop muscular
co-ordination, grace, and skill.
The officers for the year '33-'34 were guests at an early
morning breakfast at Brdwnfs' Lake given by the execu-
tive board of 1933. At this breakfast the executive board
members for the ensuing year were selected. They are:
Stelouise Hockensmith, president, Ruth Hurd, vice-presi-
dentg Peggy Morse, secretary, Florence Walker, treas-
urerg Mildred Yancey, Student Council representative,
Rosemary Gans, hike master, Jean Goodwin, social chair-
inang Inez Hicks, publicity chairmang Helen Lucile Hutch-
ison, finance chairmang Elinor Welch, pianist, and Re-
nee Johnson, song leader, This year a new member, a
point chairman, was added to the board. Her duty is to
take care of the points and the membership. Cleobelle
Seaton is the new point chairman.
The cowgirls ended their activities by spending a week-
end out on the range at Mary Dell Camp. Both the old
and new executive boards and sponsors were present.
C6 SH CHAY JAY"-the three, straight, downward gram WHS giV9l1 followed by the Heats."
Ish Chay .lay
ROW 1-Stroda, Wells, Pin-
son, Hout, Brooks, Seaton.
ROW 2-Steele, Bangerter,
Stark, Buhler, Holmes, Krish-
er, Baer. ROW 3-Holeman,
Fair, Schwendener, Conn,
Blaesi, Fengel, Switzer.
strokes of shorthand-symbols for "sh, ch and j,"
was the name chosen for the class of dictation of
shorthand in 1928 by Marie Roemer, the first president,
and Mabel Irene Pinson, the sponsor.
There was a need felt for increasing both the English
and shorthand vocabulary, and to gain a more definite
knowledge of the principles through the reading and
writing of shorthand. The 'tGregg WVriter," a shorthand
magazine, was used as a basis for development.
A secondary purpose was to gain additional information
that would serve as a background for a stenographer or
Regular meetings were held once a month at which
each of the members gave brief discussions on selected
topics. The final meeting of the year 1933, was in the
form of a picnic, held at Baer's grove. The usual pro-
The officers of the club were: President, Nadine
Holmesg vice-president, first semester, George Buhler,
and second semester, Phyllis Seatong secretary-treasurer,
From this group also came the State Typewriting Team.
The six members who tried out and qualified for posi-
tions on the team were: Nadine Holmes. Dorothy Hout,
Ellen Krisher, Nadine Wells, Alberta Brooks, and Ruth
Fengel. From these six were chosen five who represented
Abilene in the State contest at Abilene.
As a plan of study, "A Plan for Self-Management" by
Everett W. Lord was used for the year's meetings. The
topics, knowledge, judgment, decision, and strength-
which is expressed in health, personality, and joy-were
the topics which were discussed as the means to the "End
HE COMMERCIAL Club of 1932-33 consisted of
thirty-seven juniors and seniors specializing in the
commercial work. Students taking any commer-
cial elective subject may be an associate member of the
club, Mabel Pinson is head sponsor, assisted by XVinnie
The officers elected at the beginning of the year were:
President, Lennice Jean Baerg vice-president, Hazel YVeb-
er, secretary, Nadine Wells, treasurer, Charlotte Shear-
'erg entertainment, Frances Switzerg program, Ellen Krish-
erg parliamentarian, Alice Hees.
This year the social and program committees consisted
of five new members each month so that each program
was planned by a different committee. These commit-
tees worked with a chairman who had been appointed for
the year. This plan made it possible for practically every
member of the club to take an active part in the function-
ing of the organization.
One of the outstanding events of the year was the play-
let, 'Parlor Tricks," which was presented by two differ-
ent casts. The first cast was: Frances Kauffman, Alice
Hees, Hazel W'eber, Charlotte Shearer, Margaret VVhite-
hair, and Lucile Jordan. This cast presented the play-
let at several prominent business organizations and also
at the Commercial Club party, which was given in honor
of the former members. The second cast presented the
playlet in chapel, at several church Aid Societies, and
at the Sand Springs Literary. This cast consisted of: Dor-
othy Hout, Ellen Krisher, Nadine Holmes, Lois Schrader,
Josie Conn, and Willmith Scott. Both casts were under
the supervision of Miss Pinson,
The members of the club who were members of the
State District Typing Team are: Noviceel-Iazel Nveber.
Margaret WVhitehair, and Bernadelle Steeleg Amateurs-
Nadine Holmes, Ellen Krisher, Dorothy Hout, Nadine
Wells, and Ruth Eengel. Others on the team were: An-
na Milligan, Vivian Stevens, and Alberta Brooks.
ROW 1-Krishcr, Amsbaugh,
Sampson, Phillips, Medley.
H e n s l e y, Knoll. ROW
2--Schwenrlener, flees, Fink,
Jordan, Wells, Buhler, Bel'-
ger, Allen, Whitehair. ROW 3
-Steele, Shearer, Kauffman,
Cheney, Bangerter, Holeman,
Pinson, Scott, Holmes, Baer,
Weber. ROW 4-Yorgenson,
Switzer, Conn, Hout, Hop-
back, Fengel, Blaesi, Good-
kins, Scott, Murphy, Hollen-
Debate, Oration, Declamation
FIRST ROW-Nottorf, Die-
ter, Stevens, Green, Grugg.
SECOND ROW - Froelich
Christmore, Nelson, Huston
EBATE WAS conducted in a manner quite differ-
ent from the preceding years in that itfwas taken
care of the last several weeks of a first semester
class. This class was under the supervision of Kenneth
The first debates of the season came in air invitation
tournament at Emporia in which eight students partici-
pated, They were as follows: Allene Mm-pay, Blanche
Bowersox, Donald Dieter, VVilliam Gragg, Allen Nottorf,
Francis Iilaesi, Yvllliiilll Green, and Hazel Huston. Abi-
lene met some of the best high school debaters in the
state and were encouraged when they won ,a consider-
able number of the debates. This tournament helped to
whip the final debate squad into shape for the league meet
at Salina early in the spring. Al'
The final squad chosen to represent the school in this
tourney were: Allen Nottorf and WVilliam Green, affirma-
tiveg Donald Dieter and William Gragg, negative, This
Abilene squad placed second in percentages as individual
debaters, but as teams, sixth.
Approximately twenty-five non-decision debates were
held during the season in which they had as competition
schools not only in the Central Kansas League but also
in the North Central League. Several practice debates
also furnished entertainment for nearby literary socie-
ties. The squad was chosen and coached by Kenneth Rock.
Declamation was supervised by Miss Esther Christmore.
In the league contest Abilene was represented by Jack
Nelson, who gave as his reading, "The Finger of God."
Jack was awarded sixth place in the C. K. L,
In oratory William Gragg represented Abilene again
this year. Gragg entered the Kansas City Star oratorical
contest and placed second. His oration was entitled,
MThe Constitution and the Future of a Democracy." ln
the Central Kansas League, Gragg placed third.
HALIA, THE LATIN Club, is an honorary organiza-
tion composed of those students who make an aver-
age grade of an A or B in Caesar or Cicero. At the
beginning of the year there were eleven neyv members
initiated, making a total of twenty-four in theQ club.
At their monthly meetings the club took different
phases of ancient Latin history pertaining to the different
The December meeting featured the customs and le-
gends of the Roman Christmas festival. the ',SiltllI'l1f1liil..
They studied together thc customs that prevailed at that
time and the modern celebrations of Christmas. The fes-
tivals were scenes of rustic revelry and mirth. Later
this Saturnalia became noted as seasons of fgeneral de-
bauch, and the term is new cnc of reproach. ,Julius Cae-
ROW 1-Meuli, Thurber.
Emig, Lawellin, Bowersox,
Stevens, Long. ROW 2-Mil-
ler, Altman, Osborn, Herr,
Lucier, Leckron, Bogart, Ma-
son. ROW 3 - Morrison,
Welsh, Foster, Whitehair,
Hoffman, Brown, Asling,
sar was the topic most prominent in the March meeting.
The outstanding characteristics of his life and death were
studied at this meeting.
The subject for study of the April meeting was the
founding of Rome, the most celebrated city in the world.
During the first semester the different classes made
projects. Probably the most outstanding was a Roman
house, Some of the other projects were: scrap book...
notebooks, furniture, Roman dining room, soap carving,
War implements, and dolls in costume.
The officers are: President, Margaret Whitehairg vice-
president, Opal Hoffmang secretary, Mary Jane Lucier:
treasurer, Ruby Leckrong sergeant-at-arms, Herbert
Meulig finance chairman, Iona May Morrison. The spon-
sor is Miss Vera Lawellin.
46 ER rninxn 'inn kixef' a time-act comedy by
Harrison Rhodes and A. E, Thomas, was pre-
sented by the junior class on the evening of No-
vember 18, under the direction of Miss Esther Christmore.
The plot centered around Princess Lydia, portrayed by
Ruth Hurd, who decides to change her name to that of an
American, so that she might meet some young men who
will love her because she is herself and not because she is
a princess. YVhen Mrs. Hastings, played by Stelouise
Hockensmith, who secretly loves King Georges, father of
Princess Lydia, portrayed by Bruce Nemechek, takes Prin-
cess Lydia into her care, the princess develops into a
charming young lady.
Since Prince Otto, played by Donald Dieter, is almost
forced to marry Lydia before seeing her, he declares a re-
fusal to marry the princess. Otto changes his name- also
and' thus more complications arise. When Otto and Ly-
dia informally meet, they are at once attracted to each
Poor Miss Bridgerton, played by Opal Hoffman, the
governess of Princess Lydia, ,is shocked beyond compre-
hension when she sees how Mrs. Hastings has trans-
formed her ward from a sincere, plain little lady into a
charming, modern Antierican girl,
, King, Georges also loves Mrs. Hastings secretly and can-
notask her to marry-him because he has nothing to offer
her... Mrs...Hastings, who is very wealthy, plots to re-
store Georges .to .the .throne with the aid of Scarlotti, sec-
retary to 5Georges, portrayed by Don Duckwall. King
Georges is finally restored to the throne and the play ends
happili- , .
Jack ?Nelson, taking the part of Count Churak, the
court chamberlain, portrayed his part well. Other char-
acters 'who did well in the play are: Francis Brown, a
tradesmang Francis Kauffman, Mrs., Hasting's maid, Ag-
-1165 Ayers, another maid, and Robert Froelich, an English
ibutler. C N ' ' A '
A - Senior Play
KC WIIE THlRTEENTH CHAIR," presented by the Sen-
ior Class on April 28, was one of the most dra-
matic plays ever attempted by the high school.
Miss Esther Christmore was the director and much of its
success may be credited to her.
The play was a mystery in which there were many ele-
nients of drama. Jane Keel played the part of the En-
cliantress. lt was during her seance, held for the
2llllllS0lll6lll1 of a group of socially elite, and secretly to dis-
cover the murderer of one Spencer Lee, which occurred
some years previous, that Edward Wales, Max Beamer,
was stabbed and instantly killed. The whole party was
held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Crosby played by Thaiile
lunglo and Lennice Jean Baer. The suspects included then
besides the Crosbys, their son VVill Crosby, XVilliam Graggv
and daughter, Helen Trent, and her husband Brzuldish
Trent, played by Jane Case and Harold Kelleyg Mary
Eastwood, Lois Welshg Grace Standish, Lois Schraderg
Elizabeth Erskine, Nadine Holmes, Howard Standish.
John Allen, Phillip Mason, Percy Keller, and Helen
O'Neil, Ruth Fengel.
Inspector Donahue, played by XVilliam Green, was
called to the scene. Third degree methods and Madam La
Grange's secret plot pointed to her daughter, Helen O'Neil,
as the inurderess of both Edward Xvales and Spencer Lee.
Madam La Grange first resorted to a seance and then
honest prayer, which was answered and she discovered
the knife with which WVales was stabbed, sticking in the
ceiling. She called all the guests into the room. Phillip
Mason, the unsuspected young artist, appeared in a half-
crazed state of mind, apparently going mad from the sup-
posed super-natural powers of Madam La Grange and
fighting the specter of the two men whom he confessed
The presence of Sergeant Dunn, John Graff, and Pol-
lock, Albert Martin, in the cast added much.
Members of the faculty who assisted in the play were
Miss XVinnie Scott, Miss Vera Lawellin, .l. Earl Endacott.
and l'aul Collin s.
2. Just a Chain Gang.
3. Office 'tPets."
5, Future Wives of America
6. Just a Little Cut-Up.
7. Ladies in Waiting.
S. Oh, My Dear-.
9. Bottoms Up.
10. Oh, Sonny Boy.
11. Currier's Shock Troops.
12. Bunvh of Wiiulbags.
13. Now You Guess.
14. A Break for the Gents.
15. Hang It on a Limb.
H EN SLEY
FENGEL, St. Council
ENGLE, St. Council
t Junior Class
HE JUNIOR division of the herd which roams the
halls of A. H. S., are next in line for graduation, and
we believe that they are worthy of the honors for
which they have strived and which have been bestowed
upon them. The juniors are proud to display both their
scholastic and athletic ratings.
The third year class began the year with approximate-
ly one hundred and twenty students, and we regret that
a few wayward ones have since strayed from our herd,
The officers chosen for this year were as follows:
President, Margaret W'hitel1airg vice-president, Alfred
Makinsg secretary, Hazel Weberg treasurer, Herbert
Meuli. Ruth Hurd and Donald ,Dieter were the represen-
tatives to the Student Council. The sponsors were: Miss-
es Lorene Reynolds, Leona Griswold, Mabel Pinson, and
Mr. Paul Collins.
The pattern which was decided upon for the class rings
was a cowboy crest mounted on a niodernistic background
of white gold.
On November 10, 1932, the annual class play, which
was entitled, "Her Friend, the King," was presented un-
der the direction of Miss Esther Christmore. The fol-
lowing composed the cast: Bruce Nemeckek as Georges,
ex-King of Constantia-Feliz, Francis Brown, a trades-
mang Don Duckwall, secretary to Georgesg Jack Nelson
Count Churakg Ruth Hurd as Princess Lydia, daugh-
ter of Georges, Opal Hoffman, her governessg Stelouise
Hockensmith, a wealthy American widowg Donald Dieter
as Prince Otto, Robert Froelich, a butler, Francis Kauff-
man and Agnes Ayers, as maids,
A number of junior boys were prominent in football,
basketball, and in spring sports, the juniors were well
represented in debate and also sent a contestant to Her-
ington to the C. K. Ii. Declamation contest. Members of
the class aided in selling candy, hot dogs, and refresh-
ments at the Ellsworth football game and the Herington
One of the greatest activities of the year was the re-
ception given by the juniors in honor of the seniors in the
ballroom of the Hotel Sunflower on May 12.
Having thoroughly enjoyed the third year of confine-
ment within this corral of learning, as the summer months
again draw to a close, the third year students of 1932-33
are looking forward to the final roundup in the fall,
ROW 1 - Hurd, Meuli,
Whitehair, Makins, Weber,
Dieter ROW 2-Gish, Ber-
ger, Flanagan, Ayers, Bur-
nette, Brown, Dahnke, Gam-
ber, Brooks. ROW 3-Cole-
man, Casanova, Donnelly,
Bethe, Amsbaugh, Ayers,
Fuller, Fackler, Asling, Deif-
lenbaugh. ROW 4-Fisher,
Anderson, Berger, Froelich,
Goodwin, Bonfield, Gans,
Duckwall, Van Duyne,- Buh-
ROW 1-Mustard, Knoll,
Franklin, Miller, Kauffman,
Holmes, Milligan, Hottman,
ROW 2-Landis, Huston,
Hugg, Hopkins, McMillan,
Hollenback, Morris, Hamil-
ton, Kauffman. ROW 3-
McKee, Hite, Hollar, Hock-
ensmith, Korn, Nelson, K0-
hart, Hoffman, Lesher,
Hicks, Harris. ROW 4-
Hartenstein, Haslour, Issitt,
Knox, Leonard, Long,
Lauer, Miller, King, Hoover.
ROW 1--Steele, Whitehair,
Seaton, Stevens, Weaver,
Thurber. ROW 2-White
hair, White, Rutz, Van
Duyne, Tinkler, Tyler, Tink-
ler. ROW 3-Scheufele,
Simmons, Rogers, Schiller
Vance, Sparks, Sampson
Reiss, Pienkta, Strawsburg.
ROW 4-Owens, Yancey,
Weber, Yorgenson, Stoffer,
Stants, Sloop, Shearer,
FTER ONE YEAR on tl1e open range the sophomore
class of '33 picked up their lariats, donned their
chaps, mounted their ponies, and started out on
another ride across the open prairies, under the supervis-
ion of Miss Neva NVeisgerber.
One hundred thirty-seven cowboys started out on this
ride. Seine were thrown from their horses, some found
the ride too strenuous and were unable to continue on
their journey. Occasionally some stray cowboy was
picked up and made a lllilllllllkl' of the band. For head
overseer or president, the rough-riding rangers picked
John Dean Bakerg his assistant or vice-president was Dor-
othy Ruchanang secretary was Lois Coulsong treasurer,
Mary Jane liucierg Student Council representatives, Lu-
cile Holmes and lVayne Zook.
The Sophomores again tied for first place on the Hon-
or Roll with the junior class as their only competitors.
They were prominent in both girls' and boys' athletics and
all other school activities. Since they were accustomed to
singing on the range as they worked, they furnished much
valuable material for the boys' and girls' glee club. They
ROW 1-Zook, Coulson, K
Holmes, Buchanan, Lucier,
Baker. ROW 2-Eicholtz,
Bretches, Elston, Baker, .
Franklin, Black, Eshehnan,
Fargo, Fisher, Davis. ROW
3--Emig, Ayers, Bushev.
Campbell, Emig, Davis, Buh-
rer, Funk, Bear, Chase, El-
liot, Engle. ROW 4-Bo-
gart, Brown, Corwin, Engle,
Allman, Dull, Eicholtz,
Davis, Ford, Cobb, French,
ROW 1-Kean, Markley,
Miller, Haynes, Hesselbarth,
Leckron, Hottxnan, Hutchi-
son, Henderson. ROW 2-
Morris, Milham, Lambeth,
Myers, Haynes, Muller, Lip-
pincott, Johnson, Mellor,
Larsen, Moore. ROW 3-
Holeman, Kauffman, Herr,
Gleissner, Havener, Kauff-
man, Mclllnay, Ginder,
Milham, Mason. ROW 4-
Huston, Morse, Garten,
Kerns, McDonald, Miller,
McKanna, Moot, Leffing-
well, McCoy, Martin.
ROW 1-Reed, Robertson,
Walter, Woolverton, Sutton,
Priem, Rassette, Steele,
Nottorf. ROW 2-Zook,
White, Zook, Todd, Ryan,
Wilmore, Sparks, Rucas,
Warder, Todd. ROW 3-
Pientka, Osborn, Sheareil
Pooler, Norman, Pepper,
Warhurst, Stroda, Sare,
Rathert, Singer. ROW 4-
Whitehair, Schmidt, Pio-
vance, Thiel, White, Peat-
ling, Reed, Rowden, Peck,
were also prominent in the various school clubs. Three
of their members were candidates for vice-president of
Student Council for the year 1933-3-l,
Loy Letfingwell. Dwight and XVayne Zook, and Bishop
Anderson. tour sophomores, entered the Central Kansas
League Music Contest at Salina this year as soloists. Loy
entered the boys' low voice contestg Bishop entered the
boys' high voice contestg lVayne played the trumpetg and
Dwight played the clarinet.
In order to make money, the class sold candy at the
Abilene-Salina, Thanksgiving: Day football game. and one
basketball game. and also in the halls one evening after
school. They rated second in the annual sales contest,
On Class Night. a clever one-act play, "A Case of Sus-
pension." by Louise Latham Wilson, was presented by
members of the class having the lnost dramatic ability.
The foremen for the second ride across the prairies
were: Neva XVeisgerber, Vera Steininger, and Roy Martin.
During this year these second year riders have become
more experienced and successful cowhands, and will prove
to be popular and dependable t'Juniors."
HEN THE DOORS of the Junior High and rural
school bunk houses of the county swung open in
September, one hundred seventy-five eager ten-
derfeet came trooping out to take the trail. They came
to the corral of old A. H. S. a11d chose the horses on
which they would ride for the next four years. Some of
the cayuses chosen were: Algebra, English, general sci-
ence, history, psychology, and geometry and were very'
dependable, worth-while ways if ridden by lads of spirit
and patience. A small number of these tenderfeet, how-
ever, unwisely picked outlaw branches such as: idleness,
flirting, and playing hookie, and after riding for a fall,
gave up in the attempts to be full-fledged Cowboys. Oth-
ers not having acquired in previous years the ability to
ride, failed to keep their seats in the saddle and dropped
at various intervals along the trail. Of course, some of
these tenderfeet would never make ranch foremen for
they lacked the nerve to mount and catch up with other
riders. A large per cent however, clung to the job un-
til the round-up May 26, 1933. when the rewards of
"Sophomore" were bestowed on deserving riders.
During this first year's drive the chief range riders in-
cluded: President, Ralph McMillan, vice-president, Bet-
ty .lean Jones, secretary-treasurer, Faye Snyder. Rep-
resentatives for the Student Council were Joan Hogan
and Donald Makins. The ranch foremen were: Miss
Margaret Scott, Miss Ethel Giles, and Mr. Fred Allison.
Although plainly novices. this group l1as already made
some records for other tenderfeet to aim at. XVith their
Hforty-fours" they have made several bulls-eyes such as
super-salesmanship, for they sold more ground mustang
at a football game than any other class and they also
led all other classes in the Annual sales campaign which
is held every year in the form of a contest to arouse in-
terest among the classes. The freshmen have ranked
third on the honor roll since the beginning of school, They
have also been well represented in the rodeo of sports of
the school including football, basketball, and baseball for
the Cowboys, while the girls had a basketball tournament
and a hockey tournament,
On class night the freshmen gave a clever stunt which
ended their class activities for the year, 1933.
ROW 1-Snyder, lVlclVli'l:1n.
Jones, Makins, Hogan. ROW
2-Engle, Frey, Burnette,
Garten, Buchanan, Simmons,
Emig, Bretches, De Haven,
Funston. ROW 3 - Faust,
Bell, Blaesi, Erb, Garver,
Gary, Coleman, Cole, Akers,
Carroll, Funk, ROW 4-Bow-
ell, Baldwin, Coulson, Frank-
lin, Blaehly, Jones, Eggleston.
Funk, Black, Boyd, Gabhnrt,
Emery, Dearsmiih. ROW 5--
Garclner, Clark, Elston, Bang-
erter, Amsbaugh, Baldwin,
Ayers, Bishop, Fshelman,
Briney, Eshelman, Bell, Cook,
ROW lillflartsolf, llensley,
Hurley, Kauffman, Kelly, Mc-
Coy, Lange, Logan, Muchen,
Lopp, Jones. ROW 2-Lew
hart, Larson, Howland, Gibbs,
Hershey, Miller, McWilliams,
Korn, Hall. Kauffman,
Haynes. ROW 3-Miller,
Klager, Lorenson, Menges,
Keim, Jones, Meeks, Has-
lour, Kohart, Loncleen, Mar-
tin, Kauffman, Hillman, Hoo-
ver. ROW 4-McNall, Ing-
ram, Martin, Giese, Har-
greaves, Kean, Miller, Mar-
steller, Leonard, Lundgren,
Lambeth, Hogan, Haynes,
ROW 1-Stradtner, Morse,
Phillips, Shearer, Towne,
Moot, Wisby, Stants. Sutton,
Morse, Wilson. ROW ll-
Nash, Schwendener, Tremer,
Patterson, White, Tucker,
Towne, Probaseo, Pinkham,
Young, Berry, Nichols. ROW
3-Van Sickle, Norton, Pur-
rly, Witter. Monroe, Schneid-
er, Seaton, Shatter, Sauer,
Shetter, Rock, Walker, Pick-
ing, Worley. ROW 4-Steele,
Nelson, Witmer, Steelesmith,
Woolverton, Sloop. Nash,
Robson, Sparks, Nemechek,
Peatling, Robson, Siraigght.
p Athletic Department
OACH MARVIN VAN OSDOL, who has been coach-
ing Abile11e teams for the past eight years, added
another ribbon to his long string of successful
coaching laurels and brought his basketball team
out at the end of the season, champions of the Cen-
tral Kansas League. This is the first time in the history
of the school that Abilene has had this honor, and too
lllllitil credit cannot be given Van Osdol.
"Van" attended high school at Pretty Prairie. Kansas.
and while i11 high school obtained two letters in football
illld four in basketball, After graduating, he enrolled i11
the State Teachers' College of Emporia and after four
years, graduated with three football letters and three bas-
ketball letters and a B, S. degree ill education.
After leaving school, "Van" was called to Abilene and
given the job of athletic director ofthe high school. Ath-
letics in Abilene previous to this had just been "getting
along." A. H. S. had had so111e good teams and was just
breaking even on the expenses.
During the eight years t'Van" has coached, he has
turned out three teams which won first place in the C. K,
L. in football and one basketball championship team. Not
only this, but he has also made possible for the school the
best high school athletic field in Central Kansas. At the
close of every year, "Van" has turned over to the school-
board good profits instead of being forced to give the sad
news that the athletic department had just broken even
or had gtllle into the fred."
Next year t'Van" will not only be coach of Abilene
High School but also principal. He is taking the place of
C. E. Hawkes, who accepted the position of Superinten-
dent of Public Schools at Oberlin, Kansas.
The following shows Van Osdol's record in football and
basketball since he started coaching eight years ago:
Year G. XV. G. L. Pts. Opp. Pts.
1925 .... 6 .....,. .. 2 ...,,. .,.,, 2 11 50
f1926 .... 9 ....... .. 0 ...... ..... Q 01 46
1927 .... 7 ....... . 1, ..... ...' . ,239 32
1928 .... 8 ....... .. 1 ...... ..... 2 49 53
f1929 .... 7 ....... 2 ...... ..... 1 ea C58
111930 .... 7 ....... . 2 ....t. ..,.e 1 26 57
1931 .,.. ,..' z 3 ..... .. .. 5 ...... 74 so
1932 .... .Q 2 ................ 6 .........1...... 56 1411
Pts Opp. l'ts.
Xe-ar Scored Scored ll. NV G. li.
1925-24: ........ 570 ....... ....... 3 2,7 .,.... ..... 1 e .,..,,1 .,.. 4
1926-27 ........ 573 ...... ....,.e : 533 ..... ..... 1 5 .,.,... 1, 3
1927-28 ...... 1111 ....... ....... 5 12 ..,..... ..... 1 2 ....... .... 1 0
192s-29 .,.... 502 ....... .... : :sc ..... .,..,... 13 s
1929 :ao ...... 3-13 ....... ....,.. : ......,.. 11 5
1930-31 ...... 374 ....... ....... 3 34 ..... 9 7
1931 32 ...... 346 ....... ....... 3 ie ..... 7 9
A1932 ...... 465 ................ 394 ..... ..... 1 -1 o
ii Denotes Championship Teams.
OACH FLOYD CURRIER attended high school at
Dodge City, Kan., and while in high school made two
letters ill track and two in football. After gradu-
ating from high school, he enrolled in the State Teachers'
College of Emporia and was a two year letter-man in foot-
ball and graduated with a B, S. degree in Education. maj-
oring in physical educationf - - - -
'tNewt" came to Abilene five years ago and received
the job of teaching mathematics in the Junior High School
and assisting in coaching high school football. During
the football season, Currier coaches the line and Van Os-
dol instructs the backfield. Both are specialists in coach-
ing these divisions of a team and consequentlyj have pro-
duced several stars in their several years of coaching.
During the basketball season, Currier coaches the Jun-
ior High team and thisyear also coached a freshman team
of some merit. This helps "Van" greatly in as much as in
future years these DIHYQFS UHVG already H good Start and
proper instruction to carry on for the high Sflhool.
He has instilled into the make-up of youngerathiletes
the feeling of' friendliness and good will' that -h-as predom-
inated in Abilene sports during the past few yearsg -
N u fi . F F W
l if - if lpef sd
5 V ' f
Is- -LL - n iz !f-flff '
ROW .1-Gragfi, Beamer,
xlinkle, McKenna. Mangel,
Ferguson, Brooks, Burnett,
ton, McMillan, Myers, Engle,
Guthals, Kelley, Harper, Wis-
by. ROW 3-Emery, Fhaves,
Woclverton, Huston, Woolvcr-
ton, Green, Chaves, Ams-
I11 this game the Abilene team displayed a better brand
N THE OPENING day of school Coach Marvin Van
Osdol issued a call for all boys who were interested
in football to report to the athletic field that after-
110011 for practice. Forty-six boys including six letter-
men answered his call and worked out every afternoon
under the direction of Van Osdol and Currier for four
weeks and then met Lindsborg for their first league tus-
sel. Tl1ey emerged from this game on the large end of a
12 to 0 score illlfl started working for their 11ext game
with Concordia. Concordia arrived, tlllfl under the giant
lights at the athletic field thoroughly trouneed the Hands
18 to 'J. The Cowboys, still a little vexed because of the
beating they received, stepped on Herington T to 0 to raise
their percentage to two wins and one defeat.
The next game was with Ellsworth at Ellsworth. and
traveling out among "them thar hills." the Hands found
the Jinx still holding good, Abilene came back with the
short end of a 19 to 6 score. The next encounter was
with Clay Center, who was reputed to have one of the
best teams in Central Kansas. and the Cowboys. playing
revised ball and leading part time. came to the finish
only to find themselves trailing 19 to 13.
The Hands put in a week of hard practice preparing for
the visit Junction City was to pay the following Friday.
The Blue Jays arrived on time Friday night. and the
game was one of those close affairs ending with the Blue
Jays leading by 2 points, 14 to 12. This was the last
non-league game and the Hands were expected at Mc-
Pherson the following Friday.
Upon arriving at McPherson.
the Cowhands found a strong
wind blowing across the grid-
iron with dust three inches deep
on it. and with these drawbacks
the game was started. Neither
team could find any openings
and the score remained 0 to 0
until within the last two min-
utes of play. An Abilene back.
attempting to punt into the
wind. saw the ball soar into the
air and blown back over the
goal and be recovered by a Mc-
Pherson player for a touch-hack
and two points while the Hands
had not scored.
Armistice Day found Abilene
and Chapman fighting to a
draw on the Chapman gridiron.
of ball and more spirit than in previous games, alld it
ended 6 to 6.
The final game on Thanksgiving against Salina was
played at Abilene tl1is year. Salina administered the worst
defeat of tl1e year to the Hands. 26 to 0. Coach Van Us-
dol was ill a week previous to this game and Assistant
Foach Currier substituted during his absence.
Although tl1e Cowboys this year were not outstanding
they did play good football. VVhen there were 'tbreaks"
in a game, they often went against the Hands, and the
losing of these "breaks" will take the heart out of a team
faster than anything else. The Abilene football team
scored a total of 56 points to their opponents 104 for the
season. t'Van" expects to build a good team 21l'01llld those
he worked with this year who will be back next
I'11fortunately after tl1e elose of the season Loren Guth-
als. tackle on the Abilene eleven, eligibility was ques-
tioned by the State Athletic Association, At the next
meeting of the board it was brought up and decided to
declare him ineligible. This forced Abilene to forfeit the
two games won during the season placing them in sev-
enth place in the Central Kansas League.
The Cowboy team of next year will be considerably
better than this year's team. Although there will only
be one returning letterman, "Van" will have many play-
ers, who were substitutes and saw quite a bit of action in
this year's games. back next
-' ' HAR year. And then, there is the see-
F001-BALL SEASON 1932233 SCORES ond team with WVl1ICll "Van"
and Currier spent many hours
Allilvlle. ........ ..... 1 2 Lindsborg' .,..,......,...... 0 of practice. The second team
Amlvlwmu Concordia N--18 played several .games .this
year flllfl with this experience
Abilene. T H9l'il1gt0H --'---- 0 ought to aid the team next year
Al,i1c.,,,,W-U Ellsworth -----19 greatly. Some of the returning
. second team men and first team
Albllelfe ..... ,,... . 13 Clay Center ,,,,,, ,,,,, 1 9 Substitutes are: U. Xvebh. R-
Apilpne .,.V, --,-,- 1 2 Junction City ---, ,-.-, 1 4 Garten. L. Franklin, E. Ams-
Ahiieut- ..... .... 1 J lTCI'l1E1'S01'1 ..... 2 Qffuflihlik, Nlfglllxgell' l,ll:l'f,V',f'
Abilene ..... 6 Chapman ,... . ..... 6 Carroll.
Almvmmum 0 Salina mm-.26 Alfred Makins was business
manager throughout the season
V ' and was present at all games.
Vloml "'t" """ 5 G Opponents ""' "" A 104 He carried this job to the best
of his ability.
Gibbs. ROW 2-Ayers, Hus-
Raymond "Red" Huston-'fRedl' made his third and
last letter this year. He always put all he had into the
games and fought until the finish. He was chosen as
a guard OII the C. K. Il, All-Star Team.
Francis "Fritz" Woolverton--Like Huston, Francis
made l1is third and last letter this year. "Fritz'f was
o11e of the fastest men of the team and opposing line men
found him plenty tough.
Wayne "Dutch" Woolverton-XVayne followed in his
brother's footsteps and "knocked down" a tackle berth,
Although not as fast. he was just as tough. XVayne will
be lost by graduation.
Loren "Hero" Guthals--Loren came to Abilene from
Joplin, Mo., and held down a tackle position during the
season, .Although his playing was not outstanding he was
dependable. Loren has played his last year,
NVilbur White-W'hite, playing his second year with
the Hands at a quarterback position, made many long
gains th-rougli the enemy lines. He helped the Cow-
boys greatly and is the only returning letterinan to carry
on next year.
Max "XVimpy" Ferguson--''XVimpy" was the smallest
man on the Abilene team and he held down the center
berth all season. Opposing teams found the center of
the Abilene line no cinch when they tried plunging through
it. t'NVimpy" made center on the second team of the C.
K. L. mythical All-Star and his place will be hard to fill
Howard "Squirt" Myers-t'Squirt," playing his second
and last year with the Cowboys, proved himself to be one
of the cleverest passers in the league. He called signals
for the Hands this year and was placed as a halfback on
the Salina Journal's All-Star second team,
William HBill" Green--Bill played opposite Hinkle at
end. He played a smooth, cool game, and aided the
Hands greatly. He will be lost for next year's team by
lVilliam "Bill" Gragg--Bill, a senior, played his first
and last year with the Cowboys at a guard position. Ile
developed rapidly during the season, and in the last few
games backed up the line like 0119 who had gridiron of
three or four years.
Ralph "Hink" Hinkle--Ralph. also playing his first and
last year for the Cowboys, dealt out plenty of punishment
at end. The bigger they came the better "Hink" liked
it. and his shoes will be hard to fill next season.
Claude "Bernard" Mangel-t'Bernardl' this year coin-
pleted his fourth and last year of football for Abilene.
Claude was shifted from a guard to a half-back position
this year and was one of the hardest plunging backs in
the league. -
Alfred "Mac" McKanna-"Mac" formerly played at
guard opposite Mangel but this season was made a half-
back with Mangel. He gained many yards for the Cow-
boys and was extremely hard to,catch when in the open,
McKanna will graduate this year.- ' - '
llarold Kelley-Kelley played -at fullback and car-
ried the job of punting for the Hands. He was good at
"wagging" passes out of the air and always dependable,
but will be lost by graduation this year.
The Board of Directors of the C. K. L. decided to cut
track and golf from the spring schedule this year, and con-
sequently this left tennis as the remaining spring activ-
ity. At this same meeting it was also decided to hold
the C. K. L. tennis tournament in Abilene.
The meet was held on the courts at the Athletic Field
and the city courts at the City Park. The only returning
letterman to play for Abilene was Casanova, The oth-
er members of the team were Hinkle, who played doubles
with Casanova, and Dieter, who played singles.
ln the singles Dieter had the misfortune of drawing
Hays of Salina, who was winner of the C. K. L. singles
last year, and consequently was beaten. Dieter next
played Blair of Chapman for fifth, sixth, or seventh
place, and again he lost giving Abilene sixth in the sin-
gles. Hays from Salina, was winner of the singles, de-
feating Olson of Lindsborg in the finals. The other
schools placed in the following order: second, Lindsborgg
third, McPherson, fourth, Heringtong fifth, Chapman,
sixth, Abilene, and seventh, Ellsworth.
In the doubles Casanova and Hinkle defeated the Her-
ington doubles team in the first round circling a fourth
place. In the second round they met McPherson and
were defeated G-4, 3-6, 4-6. They next met Salina to de-
cide upon a 3rd or 4th place and were again defeated 4-6,
thus giving them fourth place in the doubles, Lindsborg
met McPherson in the doubles finals, and after three sets
of hard tennis, McPherson emerged the victor. Second
place 'went to Lindsborg, third to Salina, fourth to Abi-
lene, fifth to Herington, sixth to Ellsworth, and seventh
to Chapman. , , ,
By averaging the standing of both single and doubles
teams of each school, the results were a tie between Sa-
lina, Lindsborg, and McPherson for first place. Fourth
place was won by Herington, fifth by Abilene, sixth by
Chapman, and Ellsworth placed seventh. A
All in all it was a very successful tennis tournament
and in the able manner it was carried off Abilene will
again soon have the privilege of entertaining the tennis
players in the C. K. L.
Tennis is the final C. K. L. activity for the year and
with its completion all schools in the C. K. L. finish an-
other year of improved sports.
To develop and keep the boys in Abilene High School
in connlition "Van" chose baseball for the remaining three
weeks of school. A double inter-class tournament was
run off with much interest centered in it by the different
The Seniors and Freshmen had exceptionally good
teams and after the first round had been played were
tied for first place. They remained tied until in the last
game of the tournament when the Seniors defeated them,
thus giving the Seniors first, Freshmen second, Juniors
third, and the Sophomores last.
Following this game the faculty organized a team con-
sisting of: Hawkes, Rock, Collins, Allison, Van Osdol,
Currier, Endacott, Robinson, and Hathaway. This team
played the winner of the tournament, the Seniors, one
evening after school.
TARTING THE basketball season of '33 with five re-
turning l9lZt6I'1'I1C11, Coach Martin Van
ed a team of championship caliber.
year breezed through the Central Kansas
only one game, and that to Chapman late
This is the first time in the history of the
The team this
in the season.
school that an
ROW lv-Baker, White, llin-
Kle, ltutz, Chaves, Wisby.
ROW 2-Kauffman, kink,
Kelley, Van Osdol, Ayers,
Myers, Webb. ROW 3-Ayers,
Makins, Berger, Casanova,
Snyder, Franklin, Harper,
only League game of the season, 27 to 34. The Hands
went through the next three games in championship style
defeating Herington, Salina and Lindsborg to finish the
season with eleven wins, one defeat and the first League
Championship that has ever come to A. H. S.
In the Regional Tournament held in Abilene the Hands,
Abilene team has won the C, K. L. Basketball Champion-
ship, although it has placed second before.
Starting the season against Peabody, the Cowboys
barely eked out a victory by a 20 to 16 score. Losing the
next two practice games to Clay Center and Salina, the
Hands were ready to step in to League play.
December 30 the Hands met Lindsborg on the Abilene
floor and succeeded in defeating the Swedes. This was
the first victory in a series of wins during which the
Hands met and defeated: Sacred Heart, Herington, Chap-
man, Ellsworth, Salina and twice beating McPherson. The
next two games proved to be disastrous for the Hands
playing Sacred Heart, Salina Catholic Class B team and
winner of the State Class B Championship, they were
defeated 27 to 30 and .Iunction City, winner of the North
Central Kansas League, knocked them over to the tune of
23 to 38. Q V
Abilene easily won tlfe next from Ellsworth on the Bear
Catsf court, something that is seldom accomplished, ln
the next game with Chapman the Cowboys dropped the
who were favorites and picked by many to win, outplayed
Lincoln 41 to 23 in their first game, They drew Salina
for the second game and the Maroons, who twice previous-
ly had lost to the Hands, downed them 23 to 29 and that
evening by defeating Manhattan, Salina won their way
to the State Tournament at Topeka, where the C. K. L.
was well represented with two teams this year, McPher-
son and Salina,
YVhen the gun fired ending this Salina game, it also
drew the curtains on the most successful basketball sea-
son Abilene High School has ever had. Through a 20
game schedule the Cowboys played and won 14, losing
only six games the entire season.
The Hands rang up a total of 404 points while their
opponents gathered 341, showing most of the games were
close and the Cowboys had to fight to win them. The
Abilene team was a strong last half team and although
trailing the opponents at the half, many a time they came
back and won.
Q Basketball Lettermen
Donald 'iDon" Fink-t'Don"
Ralph t'Hink" Hinkle-By
playing steady, heads-up bas- SCORES 01: THE 1932533 BASKETBALL one of the'smallest men on the
ketball throughout the season, SEASON Atblgf-2119 flucilltit. flllod fl DOEHEHI
"Hink" won the berth of Cap- , , . ,, , , A I H a 'orwar , ieing one o 16
tain on the IiQfl9Ct0l"S All-Star banter """ get high scorers of the league. Fink
fit-st team 111 the C. K, L, Ralph 1' 'L . 5 , me """""""t' are will be lost to the 1933-34 team
was one of the teamis leading 32 ggndssioff ----- 123:36 by graduation.
scorers and will be greatly Qlfm' 6 Abilene 12 Mcclxliersoiar "" Q there Dwaine "Buddy" WVhite..
missed next year, ' , A ' """-' ' Q White playing his second year
John "Johnnie" Ayers-Filh Him- io 13116116 gflapmitn """"' Shine with the Hands, was probably
ing the, position of either a Egan' fo bl Qu? 10 SWO h """" ' 9 tile' the fastest man on the C, K. L.
guard 01- tt fm-ward. Ayers play- tm' Abilene ,' Salma """""""" , are hardwoods this season. He was
ed a good brand of ,mu through- x.lan. -1 Abilene -0 Mclfherson .... , .... 13 there Shifted to 3 forward this year
out the season. John is one of Xian' 31 Abilene 16 Hermgton , """" 9 here and will be back to carry on
the returning lettermenl heb. 10 Abilene 23 dilnction City ..30 here next Season.
Robert t'Cas'i Casanova-De Xllcb' 1' Abflcne Mlsworth """"'- 16 were Harold Kelley-Kelley play-
spite the fact that he was ineli- XFQIT' 21 Abflene " Chafjman ""'-"" 34 there ed at a forward position. He was
gible first semester, "Cas" XF9b' 24 Abtllene 22 Hefmmgton -"' 9 there the hardest worker on the team.
made many 'points for the team. XMM' 2 Abilene 27 Salma """" ""' 2 1 here H9 exhibited 11111011 t'stick-to-
xMar. 3 Abilene 28 Lmdsborg .......... 25 there itivenessyn dependability, and
His clever floorwork and good
teamwork was outstanding.
This was Cas's last year.
Howard 't'Squirt" 'Myers-
"Squirt" playing at a guard po-
Opponents .... ....
Total ................ 404
xfllen otes league games.
aggressiveness throughout the
Delbert "Dah" Charles--
"Dab" will be one of the letter-
men returning next year. He
sition, displayed a,cool smooth Abilene-mmmmm-W-N41 Lincoln -----'23
brand of ball. Myers will be lost Abilene-SM-I --M23 Sauna ----H29 was used at a guard position
to next yearls team by gradua-
and should prove quite valuable
1. What's the Password.
2, Something Awful Funny.
3. Competition for George White Scandrls. l
4. Every Inch a Man.
5. Der Deutsche Verein.
6. 6 of the 260.
7. Looking at the World Upside Down.
8. Evolution in Its Prime.
9. Passing on Review.
10. Well I'll Be a Humpty-Dumpty.
11. The Foolish Follies.
12. Kick in Professor.
13. Commander of the Brnom Brigade.
14. All for the Wlillt'S of Endy.
15. Up Where the --- Begins.
Sunday Evening, May 'Iwenty-one
Nineteen Hundred Thirty-three
Invocation ...,...,.,......,.............,.......,..,...., . ...........,...... .. ....................,. Rev. Charles Colas
Music-Song of Farewell .....,......................,..,...... ..,,.....,............ K ountz
Scripture .,.... ....,,........,.,.....,......,.,. I lev. Dr. Fuller Bergstresser
Music ..., ....,.....,. ................,.,....................................,,,,....... S e lccted
Sermon .,......,... .....,......................., ,...... I Q ev. G. E. VVhisler
Benediction ,..i... ........ R ev. C. VV. Roll
VVednesday Evening, May Twenty-four
Nineteen Hundred Thirty-three
Marche Dignitaire ,..........................,.,......................, ......... V Valt
High School Qrchestra
Invocation ....................,.........,...............,................,........,..,........ Rev. David Townley
introduction of Speaker ........ .......,. l jrin. C. E. Hawkes
Address .....................................,............................................................,..... F. D. Farrell
President Kansas State College, Manhattan
Music-The Angelus ...................................................................................... Massanet
High School Orchestra
Presentation of Diplomas .......................,...................... ......... S upt. F. C. Gardner
Benediction ........................ ......... R ev. F.. H. Dahm
In Full Dress ...........................................,................... .......... I-I artmann
High School Orchestra
FTER FOUR long hard years on the range, about one
hundred twelve full-fledged cowboys are ready to
dismount from their hard 1'idde11 ponies, take off
their worn chaps to don caps and gowns.
In these four years we have been taught to ride and to
become expert with the lariat. It took some of us
eral years to learn, but we finally mastered the art of be-
ing a cowboy.
In September 1929, a hundred twenty-six strong, we
stampeded the Abilene High School corral, XVe were but
tenderfeet then and about the greenest of the herd, but
all that greenness was taken out of us during "Freshman
NVeek" and on St. Patrickis Day. From that time on we
were properly initiated into the herd and were tenderfeet
That first year on the range the class was headed by
the chief riders: President, 'William Greeng vice-president,
Lucile Murphy, secretary, Ruth Fengelg treasurer, Robert
During that first year we showed the other cowboys
that we had talent in nearly all lines. Some of our mem-
bers distinguished themselves in basketball, football, band,
orchestra, glee clubs, and track. We also held up our
scholarship to a high standard, and we were hard to beat
when it came to getting on the honor roll.
The second year was a little different. We were soph-
omores and had been duly initiated into the herd, and we
had the pleasure of initiating the incoming tenderfeet.
That year we did nothing especially outstanding. We
spent our time learning the tricks of sticking in the saddle
and of lassoing,
We started the year off by having a class roundup at
Baer's grove. We did our part in keeping up the schol-
astic standing, in sending cowboys onto the football field
and basketball court, and many of our members helped in
the musical departments.
This second year we made but few changes in our head
riders. lVi1liam Green was president againg Lucile Mur-
phy, vice-presidentg Ruth Fengel, secretaryg and Mary
Fair, treasurer. We were steered straight by Miss Es-
ther Crowe, Miss Ethel Giles, Mrs. Genevieve Andrews,
and Mr, Fred Allison, who were the foremen over us our
Many of our herd transferred to different corrals. We
became very sad, however, in September, 1930, when one
of our best and most respected riders, Joe Leckron, died.
This of course, made our roundup in the spring of 1931,
incomplete, for which we were all sorrowful. At this
spring roundup we, who had ridden hard and conscien-
tiously, were awarded the title of "Junior," of which we
were extremely proud,
During our junior year we became outstanding as a
class and quite active in all activities of the A. H. corral.
That year we first chose another troop of riders, name-
ly: Alden Carney, presidentg Max Beamer, vice-presidentg
Jane Case, secretaryg and Virginia Emig, treasurer. On
November 13, we presented our Junior play, "The Impor-
tance of Being Earnest," a very entertaining three-act
I11 honor of the seniors of 1932 we gave the annual
Junior-Senior Reception at the Hotel Sunflower, on April
This year we had riders who represented us in foot-
ball, basketball, track, debate, oratory, and the C. K. L.
At the closing of the year we began to feel quite proud
and also feel the seriousness of becoming "Seniors"
The year 1932-33 and incidentally the last for most of
our herd, started off with a bang. However, we were
again saddened by the death of one of our members, Jun-
ior Haberman, whom we all claimed as a friend.
Head riders for this year were: William Gragg, presi-
dentg Alice Hees, vice-president, Virginia Emig, secre-
tary, Lucile Murphy, treasurer.
From our midst was tu.rned out a fair football team and
a championship basketball team. Fifteen members of
the herd were honored by membership in the National
Honor Society and sixteen by a membership in the Inter-
national Quill and Scroll Society. These two societies are
honorary organizations and accept only those riders, who
have stayed astride their ponies and proved themselves
superior by remaining in the upper third of the class,
On April 28 the Senior Play was given. It was a mys-
tery drama entitled, "The Thirteenth Chair."
The final rodeos of the high school career was found in
the Junior-Senior banquet, the all-day picnic, and the
XVC, of the graduating class of 1933, leave the A, H. S.
corral to face the real roundups of life with a hint of sad-
ness a11d yet with a tinge of excitement too, but we will
always recall at times the memories of our high school
roundups and rodeos.
ACATION TIME of 1933 and I'm still alive, con-
trary to the prognosticating of the Right Reverend
Lester Wisby who has foretold the end of time ever
since the death of his wife, Gladys Thiel.
This vacation was almost spent in Europe as an old
class mate is now in charge of the Black and White
Steamer Company-none other than Noble Frey. But
since I never cared for cats, and one of the sD9Ci2llti9S Of
this line is "a striped pet for every guest," I decided on
the ranch at which Mr. and M rsi F. Yuhl fArlene Cheneyb
spent their honeymoon,
I notice I said operators, for Wayne Woolverton was
driving with Hermine VVili assisting from the rear seat.
At the airport I took the elevator fan invention from the
master-mind of Paul Hopkinsj, to the air line. It was
very thrilling boarding the moving plane, but with the as-
sistance of Dwight Hesselbarth and Norman Dull all made
it safely save a rather corpulent business man whom Ar-
thur Bloyd was endeavoring to assist aboard. Alas, poor
Arthur was pulled over and both fell. A woman in the
plane went into hysterics and turning to comfort her I rec-
ognized Alice Hees ready to jump after her husband, and
then I understood it must have been the dynamic sales-
man, J. Adolphus Graff. He was selling a simple inven-
tion made by simple-oh well, the inventors were Rich-
ard Funk, George Buhler, Doster Chase, and Kenneth
Jensen. It was to decrease stage fright. Iona May
Morrison, Lucile Murphy and Josie Conn- are profiting by
it in their Anti-Neckers League work.
The pilot, Albert Martin, pointed out the largest sub-
urb of Abilene, Solomon, where Marion Atnip now re-
sides, and Salina also. fthe home of Jane Case.J
And there suspended from a sky hook was Marvin Bo-
gart trying to thumb a ride. And look! Tl1ere's someone
else, Richard McAdams. in fact. trying the same thing,
but he has a little dog suspended also with a flag on his
tail. Yes-one of those thoughtful people. He had the
dog so trained that when he heard an approaching plane
he automatically wagged his tail and the flag. One
Pwould think such an excellent traffic cop as Frances
NVoolverton would prevent such cruelty to animals. Or
at least the Humane Society in which Frances Switzer is
prominent would inflict just reproof.
Since there was another hour before sundown, the time
of our arrival, the steward, Charles Chaves, tuned the
radio in and noting something familiar in the laugh of the
entertainer I placed Allene Murphy who was giving re-
ducing lessons-her motto. "Laugh and Lose." It is ru-
mored she will be tried by the supreme justices, Alfred
McKanna and Claude Mangel for drastically reducing Lola
Stark, Margaret Tinkler and Janice Monroe. Her attor-
ney will be Clifford Daugherty., The announcer's voice
also had a familiar ring, how impossible to forget Blanche
Bowersox's voice-and what was that? Oh yes--Mon-
sieur S. Long, grand opera favorite, in his Jacksonian
hour, rendering Charles Hensley's latest hit, "Silas, the
Soup Sipper's Son."
Moving at this terrific speed there was of necessity a
look out suspended from the plane to tell the pilot when
we had arrived, Lifting his head over the side I recognized
Allen Nottorf who informed me that Mrs. Nottorf qliil-
lian SeelyJ was quite well.
We were dropped off at the front door of the ranch and
were met by the hostesses, Dorothy Hout. Jane Keel, and
the little French maid, Ellen Krisher, who sent us out on
our evening's tour. The guide explained the presence of
Jane, not verbally, but you see he was XVayne Mellor.
What a beautiful place to forget the hum-drum of city
life. There silhouetted against the sky was the head
ranchman. VVhat a resemblance-ah yes-surely that
was France Wilson. And another solitary rider--Chain
ley Johnson. It looked as though he was talking to him-
self but they told us he was only reciting poetry to the
appreciative cattle. ,
"Just 20 years ago tonight we were graduated-and
now-WVilliam Gragg is with the circus. He and his
performers, the Hawaiian dancers, Alzina Howard, Al-
berta Brooks, Glenna Sexton, Velma Hoover, Phyllis Sea-
ton and Cordelia Stroda run close competition with the
other bally-hooer, W'illiam Green, His specialty is The
Harmony Six, Loren Hoffman, Opal Medley, Herman
Bath, Wilma Philips, Kenneth Marshall, and Elizabeth
Lenniee J. Baer and Alden Carney were affiliated wi.th
the trapeze department, but Jean fell and now Alden
takes consolation in the auto races, fquite antiqueb, but
he and Ralph Hinkle can't decide which is the world
champion for concentrated autos. Nadine Holmes is still
trying to induce Alden to come back to the big top. Marie
Kugler and Max Furgeson, happily wedded, supervise the
But we must go on to the cave of the mentally derang-
ed man, Percy Keller, who, because he could not live with
tl1e dead, came here after killing Lois Schrader for 11ot
returning his affection. WVhen he saw a few of his fellow
classmates, he began to ramble, and soon his words be-
Loren Guthals is in the east, the most sought after
crooner in the world fthe only one leftj. Lois WVelsh is
there also-her purpose quite evident. XVillmith Scott is
on the western coast and when Lore11 and she clashed-oh
my! Lester Moore is employed as head sampler for the
G. Rawalt Chewing Gum Works, Nadine VVells is in
charge of the exchequer both for the company and George,
Only a few are left in Abilene. "Snid" and Georgia are
there raising "Johnny-Jump-Ups." Wilma Coulson still
"undertakes" many things while Donald Fink is janitor of
the high school. Ethel Hensley operates the singing
alarm of the school, Robert Casanova, Bruce Pucket, and
Vern Comstock hang around up there. Graduates? Yes.
but with a sense of unfamiliarity elsewhere.
Marjorie Eggleston is a very efficient newspaper wom-
an now. Editor, proof-reader, reporter and type-setter of
UThe Abilene Aimless Adventurer." Her only assistant is
'Fhaine Engle, who occasionally has the rare fortune of
getting an advertisement. Gilbert Burchard and Junior
McNall assist with the circulation which includes half of
The story of the week had the break of the sensational
divorce case of Virgil Bennett and Ilernadine Steele. It
has been appealed from Reno to Abilene. A special re-
porter, Rexford Phelps, was hired for this important story
but because the radio operator of the event, Max Beamer,
was too lazy to tur11 the switch on, and Rex refused to go
to the court house the story was five days late. John
Allen, Ellen Schwendener, and Florence Boughner oper-
ate the eat shop in the court house, Little profit is made,
they say, but each is a living example of what good food
Ruth Fengel is teaching typing in Enterprise and also
conducting a research as to what type of children are
mentally superior. She has almost decided in favor of
red-heads. Mary Fair also teaches there, that is, when
she thinks about it enough to come. Francis Blaesi, M.
D,, is the most prominent of the many physicians the
town boasts of, and Ruth Howie is his most able aid.
Nelva Pepper and Beulah Jones are in the -theatrical
business but have many difficulties with their orchestras
because Lucile Jordan is still snatching saxaphone play-
ers-it matters not the age. Kermit Monroe was in
charge of the electrical part but he became so absorbed in
watching Harold Kelley flirting with the cello artist that
he went the way of all good electricians-up in smoke.
The main attraction though, is Piccolo Lester Schraderg
he really packs them in.
Now to Chicago-Cleason Phillips and "Pretty Boy"
Paul Picking are the most feared gangsters now. Ward
Robertson has his pipe-testing laboratory there alsog he
insists that all pipes be tested by smoking them himself.
Reynold Goffenberger is a Bolshevik now, for Virginia
Schwendener turned him down,
Flossie Beck and her school sweetheart have made
a match of it and own the adjoining ranch. Incidentally,
she has made a hobby of collecting diamonds. Pearl
Bangerter is employed just to watch her great collection.
Mary Forster is also out here searching ever for her tall
boy friend that made a getaway, Poor Mary!
And now there was someone else' in the class-"Squirt"
Myers, but my memory-my memory--why can't I re-
member? He was surely something important-or was
he? By VIRGINIA EMIG
A Class Will
E, THE CLASS of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-
three, sound of mind but deplete of finance, do
will, leave, bequeath, and give away the follow-
i11g items to the various deserving individuals or group
To the Juniors we leave Endy's History Quizzes on ev-
To the Sophomores we leave our good will and the right
to shoot paper wads,
To the Freshmen we leave our paddles and the right to
use them next year during "Hell Week."
To the Janitors we leave our dusty foot prints to be
wiped away and tons upon tons of gum wrappers to be
' "Bill" William Green leaves his debating ability to
Bill Gragg beqneatlis his polished voice to LeRoy An-
Noble Frey wills his skunk traps to Donald Duckwall,
and hopes he w0n't abuse them.
Herman Bath leaves his way with the women to .Don-
ald Deiter. '
Virginia Emig, Thaine Engle, Donald Fink, Ethel Hens-
ley, Georgia Medley. and John Snider can't leave any-
thing but love to Allene Miller, LeRoy Franklin. Dwight
Hopkins, Aulene Milham, Dean Issitt, and Joy McMillan.
Lola Stark and Glenna Sexton leave their grape fruit
diet to Isabelle Lippincott. '
Loren Guthals leaves his football strategy and Renee
to Benedict Henderson.
Richard Funk leaves his dainty proportions to Gilbert
Virginia Schwendener, Opal Medley. and Alberta
Brooks bequeath their ability on the high hurdles to Edith
Mae Sutton and Jackie Machen.
Arlene Cheney and Eileen Schwendener leave their vim
and vitality to "Bump" Stevens,
Alden Carney and Lillian Scely bequeath a bottle of
peroxide and a bottle of raspberry coloring to Joan Hogan,
Jane Keel bequeaths a wrecked piano to Dorothy Miller.
Charley Johnson and Richard Funk leave for Miss Giles
their College Humors and hope she'll make 'ein all laugh
Alfred McKanna leaves his true devotion for Bernadell
to Claude XVebb and hopes he'll treat her kindlly,
Dwight Hesselbarth and Charles Hensley leave :1 vacant
space for Clarence Rutz.
John Allen bequeaths part of his length to Dwight Pick-
Blanche Bowersox and Janice Monroe will their melo-
dious voices to Ruth Mary Nelson and Eileen Jones.
Flossie Beck wills her i'diamond" to Hazel Huston.
Iona May Morrison leaves Jeanne to finish out her
Mary Forster, Wilma Coulson, Elizabeth Hargreaves.
Ruth Howie, Marie Kugler, W'ilma Phillips. Cordelia
Stroda, Margaret Tinkler. and Hermine VVili. leave their
bicycles to all the girls who have to walk home.
Ralph Hinkle, Charles Chaves, Claude Mangel, and Rob--
ert Cananova, leave their "it" to the poor freshman to de-
Howard Myers wills his mania for regular student coun-
cil meetings to Joe Bonfield,
George Buhler leaves his weakness for candy bars in
study hall to Oliver Hartenstein,
Lucile Jordan and Gladys Theil bequeath their boy
friends to Bernice Berger a11d Burga Yorgenson.
Rexford Phelps bequeaths his journalism grades to Mr.
Rock to distribute next year.
Marion Atnip wills her "VVesleyan dates" to Fern
Phyllis Seaton leaves the management of Cleobelle to
XVillmith Scott leaves her soprano voice to be copied
by Eileen Jones.
Sam Long wills his density in psychology to VVillard
Paul Hopkins leaves his love letter writing ability to
Alvin Johnson can't leave anything as he needs all of
it next year,
Allen Nottorf leaves his debate question to Donald Die-
Margaret Tinkler leaves the twins to follow in her foot-
Kermit Monroe. Clifford Daugherty, Doster Chase, and
Vern Comstock leave their naps i11 study hall to Bob
Bernadine Steele wills her sewing ability to Bernadelle.
Pearl Bangerter bequeaths her brown eyes to Vivian
Lester WVisby leaves his good humor to his brother.
Albert Martin, Arthur Bloyd, Kenneth Marshall, Les-
ter Moore, Cleason Phillips, Loren Iloffman, Kenneth Jen-
sen, a11d Harold Kelley leave their profound silence to
Nadine Wells wills l1er alto voice to Edna Flanagan.
Percy Keller leaves the contents of his cramium to the
Alice liees wills her history grades to Francis Kauff-
Lucile Murphy. Allene Murphy, and Marjorie Eggleston
will their fun with lflndy to Adah llaniilton and Stelouise
Max Beamer. Virgil Bennett. Richard McAdams, and
France XVilson bequeatli several first inortgaged parking
spaces to the faculty,
Ruth Fengel wills her various interests in Chapman,
Enterprise, and Manhattan to Ruth llurd.
Mary Fair, La Vern Beadlc, and Florence Boughner be-
queath their peroxide bottle to Lois Coulson.
Ellen Krisher. Dorothy Hout, Alzina Howard, and Na-
dine. Holmes leave Miss .Pinson several well dilapidated
John Graff leaves his base viol to Mr. George to dis-
pose of as he wishes.
.lane Case, Lennice Jean Baer, Lois XVelsh, and Vvlliltllll
Green will their acting ability to Stephen Hollenback, Mil-
dred Yancey and Hazel XVeber. A
Frances Switzer bequeaths her "di-awl" to Ila Scheu-
Frances Blaesi Ellld Reynold Coffenberger leave their
dancing steps to Ivan Schiller and Alfred Makins.
Nelva Pepper and Beulah Jones leave Orville Schwen-
ilener to walk the halls alone.
Max Ferguson leaves his Hmillion dollar smile" to Mar-
vin Tinkler so we can tell them apart,
Junior McNall a11d Gilbert Burchard will their paper
routes to Robert Buhrer and John Ayers,
Marvin Bogart, Frances and NVayne XVoolverton be-
queath their pool cues to Herbert Meuli, Arthur Nichols
and Bill Shearer.
Lois Schrader leaves her affections for Percy Keller to
In Witness hereof. we have hereunto subscribed our of-
ficial signaturcs and our seal, this twenty-sixth day of
May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred
SENIOR CLASS OF 1933.
XVilliam Gragg, President.
Josie Conn, Recorder.
The Other 110 of Us.
As a Lasting- Memorial
Our beloved classmate, a devoted and true friend of all
who knew hinx.
A willing worker. equal to all tasks and duties placed
in his charge.
A good sport, cheerful, whether on the winning or los-
A promising young journalist. active in both reporting
tlllfi advertising work.
An interested and talented member of the scl1ool's art
A youth, whom the entire community could value and
with pride claim as its own.
We dedicate this page of his and our school annual. '
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