Abilene High School - Orange and Brown Yearbook (Abilene, KS)
- Class of 1934
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Text from Pages 1 - 34 of the 1934 volume:
Abilene High School
MKXRKQARET VV1'll'.l'liHA1R, Editor-i
HAZEL VVEBER, Associate Editor
ELMER HOLLAR, Business Manager
RUTH HURD. Orgzuiization Editor
AGNES AYERS, Snapshot Editor
BRUCE NEMECKECK, Sports Editor
RAYMOND LEES, Sponsor
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UR SUPREME DESIRE is to record within
the pages of this book the most enriching,
colorful, and ecstatic moments of high school
days-to make them memories in a souvenir book
to be treasured forever. These impressions made
upon the sands of time must not be allowed to fade
away through a trivial gust of wind. So We pre-
sent this annual-a publication for the pleasure and
enjoyment of the student body. '
-THE ANNUAL STAFF.
O I. EARL ENDACOTT, our history instructor
and class leader, who has shown admirable
qualities in guiding his students in the past
year along the path of higher development and
achievement, Whose dominating influence has con-
veyed itself by inspiring courage and confidence
into the hearts of those in Contact with him, and
who has aided many in their quest for knowledge,
We dedicate this 1934 edition of the "Orange and
-THE ANNUAL STAFF. '
lElVlBlERS OIT THE BOARD OF EDUCA-
TION are: C. VV. Taylor, presidentg S. R.
llcller. vice-presidentg Howard Keel, Olin
Strowig. W. C. Grigg, and Dr. H. H. Bennet. These
men are conservative, they are aware of the im-
portance of education and they give unstintingly
of their time and effort in behalf of the schools and
of the taxpayers.
At the August meeting of 1925, the board adopted
the policy of retiring the bonded indebtedness,
which then amounted to fl1SII3,OOO, to pay all current
expenses in cash, and gradually to reduce school
costs. Since that time, the board has reduced the
F. C. GARDNER
K. S. T. C., Emporia
University of Kansas, A. B. ,
Columbia University, A. M.
MARVIN VAN OSDOL
K. S. T. C., Emporia, B. S. in Ed.
University of Chicago
:nodded debt to 345.500, Zllltl has gone on a.cash
School costs have been reduced, although, for the
past few years, valuations have diminished almost
as rapidly as reductions have been made. The tax
levy has been lowered and will no doubt, be further
lowered as the bonded debt is paid off.,
The schools have been constantly improved both
as to physical plant and as to scholarship. Exten-
sive repairs have been made in all buildings. Schol-
arship and student activities are of highest stand-
ing. Co-operation and good-will among parents,
pupils, and teachers are outstanding characteristics
of the Abilene Schools.
Board of Education
C. W. Taylor, Pres. Dr. H. H. Bennett Howard Keel
W. C. Grigg Olin Strowig S. R. Heller
Fred Allison, B. S.
Roy Martin, B. S. in Ed.
Esther Christmore, A. B., A. M.
Floyd S. Currier, B. S. in Ed.
Fred Robson, B. S. in Ed.
Neva WVeisgerber, A. B., A. M.
Eau-l Endaeott, A. B.
Mabel Pinson, B. S. in Ed. and Commerce, A. M.
Winnie Scott, B. S. in Ed. and Commerce
Marjorie Taylor, A. B.
.luanda Hawkins, B. S. in Ed.
Evelyn Bloome, B. S. in Ed.
Raymond Lees, B. S. in Ed.
Vera Lawellin, A. B., M. S. ' -
Paul E. Collins, A. B.
Albert VV. Hawkes, B. S. in Ed.
Ethel M. Giles, A. B.
Doyle K. Brooks, B. S., A. B.
Harold. E. George, B. S.
SECOND ROW- THIRD ROW-
D, J. Miller Owens
Fackler D. Miller
THIRD ROW-- FOURTH ROW- FIFTH ROW- SIXTH ROW-
Hoffman Anderson H. Kauffman J. Whitehair
Hollenback Hugg Rutz Hite
Seaton Lesher Cormack K. Whitehair
Weber Flanagan Hopkins Tyler
Long M. Tinkler Kohart Lewis
King Haslouer Weaver White
B. Berger D. Berger Fisher Helm
Webb Hicks Martsolf
Landis Tinkler Hoover
HE JUNIOR CLASS, next in line for gradu-
ation, began the school year, 1933-34, with ap-
' proximately one hundred twenty members.
The following persons were elected to guide the
class through a very successful year: john Dean
Baker, president, Dorothy Buchanan, vice-pres1-
dent, Elinor Welcli, secretary, Robert Nottorf,
treasurer. Peggy Morse and Vlfayne Zook repre-
sented the class in the student council. Class spon-
sors were Miss Marjorie Taylor, Miss Mabel Pin-
son, Paul Collins, and Doyle K. Brooks.
The annual class play, the first dramatic presen-
tation of the year, "It Pays to Advertise," was pre-
sented at the City Auditorium, November 17, 1933,
under the direction of Miss Esther Christmore, as-
sisted by Miss Marjorie Taylor.
Lois Coulson was elected by the class as a can-
didate for annual queen. Eugene Dawson repre-
sented the school in the C. K. L. Oration contest
and won first place in the league. Dawson was
also a member of the debate team. A number of
junior boys were prominent in football, basketball,
and spring sports and several members of the class
took part in the C. K. L. Music Contest.
For class projects, members sold candy and pop
at the Chapman football game and at the McPher-
son basketball game.
One of the most outstanding events of the year
was the junior-Senior Reception, given by the jun-
iors in honor of the seniors. It was held at the
Sunflower Hotel, May 4.
The juniors, as well as the other classes, pre-
sented a sketch class night. This performance con-
cluded the activities for the year.
TOP ROW fleft to rightj-Huston,
G. MacDonald, McKanna, Harper,
Wm. Burnette, Muller, R. Kauff-
man, L. Martin. THIRD ROW-
Henderson, K. Kean, Larsen, H.
Kauffman, Johnson, Mellor, L. Mil-
ham, V. Myers, Leffingvvell, Hessel-
barth. SECOND ROW-McAdams,
A. Miller, B. Myers, Holmes, Mc-
Coy, V. Jones, M. Lambeth, Kerns,
A. Milham, A. Hoffman. FIRST ROW
-Howie, B. Miller, Moore, Lucier
Havener, Mcllnay, Hutchison, Ma-
son, E. Herr, Leckron.
TOP ROW fleft to rightl-D. Bur-
nette, L. Franklin, E. Baker, C.
Blark, Glick, D, Engle, Bretches,
Dull. THIRD ROW-J. Baker, Cobb,
Cavender, R. Garten, Dawson, Fish-
er, H. Emig, V. Ayers, Gleissner.
SECOND ROW-Funk, Bogart, Day-
hoff, French, Campbell, Felbush,
Annis, Corwin, E. Davis, P. Fargo,
Bushey. FIRST ROW-L. Coulson,
A. Davis, F. Engle, V. Eicholtz, Alt-
man, Ford, Emig, D. Eicholtz, Bear,
I'OP ROW Cleft to rightl-Parsons,
Harold Todd, Warhurst, Wilmore, D.
White, V. Townsend, L. White, Nor-
man, Peck, Walters. THIRD ROW-
H. Todd, M. Todd, Singer, R. White-
hair, Pientka, Robertson, Nottorf,
Scott, P. Reed, B. Shearer, A. Nel-
son. SECOND ROW-W. Zook, C.
Reed, Lloyd Rissman, Schmidt, Pep-
per, Stroda, E. Welch, M. Thiel,
Schiller, Young, D. Zook. FIRST
ROW-D. Priem, Peatling, Rathert,
Sparks, Osborn, Rowden, Pooler
Weyant, R. Sutton, Woolverton,
NE HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR l'lLGRIMS
proudly stepped to the second rung of the
ladder and were qualified for pioneers of
their coming success in Abilene High School.
This year they selected as their guiding officers:
Joan Hogan, president, Betty jean Jones, vice-
plresidentg Ruth Mary Nelson, secretary, jean
Buchanan, treasurerg Faye Snyder and Dudley
Londeen, student council representatives. They
were under the able supervision of Miss Juanda
Hawkins, Miss Vera Lawellin, Albert Hawkes, and
ln order to make money for the class, candy was
sold at the McPherson football game and also at
the Salina basketball game.
Betty Jean Jones was chosen the sophomore
candidate for annual queen. In the sales cam-
paign, which was held this year to arouse the stu-
dents' interest, the sophomores ranked third.
Repeating their performance of their freshman
year, the sophomores remained third on the honor
roll. They were also outstanding in the sports of
the school. Four sophomore boys were on the first
football 'team and five on the basketball squad,
while many other boys were members of the sec-
ond teams. Not to be outdone by the boys, the girls
were also prominent in basketball, hockey, volley
ball, and tennis. Sophomore girls were especially
outstanding in dancing. There were more second-
year girls in the G. A. A. Revue than any other
The sophomores together with the freshmen and
juniors ended their school activities for the year
1933-34 with a stunt given on class night, May 22.
TOP ROW fleft to rightj-Sparks,
Witwer, E. Woolverton, Noel, Tre-
mer, Straight, Peatling, Purdy,
Ritchie. THIRD ROW-Picking,
Seaton, Towne, Van Sickle, D. Nash,
Pinkham, Wilson, W. Nichols, Stradt-
ner. SECOND ROW-F. Whyte, B.
Stants, Nemecheck, Patterson, Wor-
ley, B. Robson, Snyder, Sutton, G.
Nash, Phillips. FIRST ROW-
Schwendener, C. Robson, Norton,
Sloop, Veltman, Sexton, Perry,
Towne, Steelsmith, R. Nelson, L.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightl-Cole
man, A. .Eshelman, Blaesi, B.
Funk, R. Ayre, H. Bell, Gibbs, Ams-
baugh, Akers, Carrol, H. Graves, L.
Ayers. THIRD ROW-Garver, Book,
Craley, O. Emig, Blachly, G. Black,
D. Funk, Dearsmith, W. Franklin, W.
Burnette, Emery. SECOND ROW-
Baldwin, Gardner, Cormack, Bowell,
J. Bell, Cole, Bishop, Forster, Gar-
ten, DeHaven, Bissell, Funston.
FIRST ROW-L. Giese, Gary, Bald-
win, Edwards, A. Clark, Banger-
ter, D. Coulson, Eggleston, J. Buch-
anan, Bretches, Daniels, Faust.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightl-Hoover,
Kelley, Lange, Hogan, McMillan,
Korn, Lundgren, Lady, Ingram, Mc-
Coy, E. Morse. THIRD ROW-P.
Morse, Hamilton, D. Maklns, Lon-
deen, Jones, Howland, Hershey,
Klager, H. Kean, Marsteller, Hens-
Iey. SECOND ROW-Haynes, Loop,
Larsen, I. Miller, Hurley, Leonard,
J. Lambeth, M. E. Miller, Hillman,
J. Jones, Machen, A. Haslouer, W.
Jones, Menges. FIRST ROW-Lew
hart, G. Kauffman, Lorenson, Lo-
gan, McWilliams, Moot, Martin,
Hargreaves, McNall, Klamm, P. Ko-
hart, M. Kauffman, J. Hogan, J.
HEN THE DOORS OF A. H. S. were swung
open in September, one hundred and fifty-
two freshmen entered the portals of the
school, to become one of the outstanding classes.
A large per cent of this group "weathered" their
initiatory year and proudly received the title of
These pilgrims were led by a group which in-
cluded: Junior Duckwall, president, Arlene Bevan,
vice-president, and Charles Horner, secretary-
treasurer. Jean Murphy and Douglas Brown rep-
resented the class in the student council. Members
of the faculty are divided among the four classes
to act as sponsors. The four leaders chosen to
guide this class were: Miss Evelyn Bloome, head
sponsor, who was assisted by Miss Ethel Giles, Mr.
Floyd Currier, and Mr. Fred Allison.
The various home football and basketball games
are given over to the classes and clubs for the sell-
ing of candy and pop. This year the freshmen sold
at the Abilene-Ellsworth football game and at the
Abilene-Chapman basketball game. The proceeds
from these two class projects went toward buying
The annual sales campaign, in which all classes
take part, was held differently this year. Each
class selected their candidate for annual queen
and the group selling the most annuals won. The
freshmen chose Jean Murphy and at the close of
the campaign, found themselves in second place.
The activities of these freshmen for the year
1933-34 ended with their stunt on class night.
TOP ROW-Potter, F. Nelson, K.
Sleichter, H. Rider, Nugent, Wells,
Tischhauser, Orth, Sauer. THIRD
ROW-Pooler, Woolverton, Sleich-
ter, Sims, E. Whitehair, D. Town-
send, Tilton, B. Van Duyne, R.
Shearer, Verckler, L. Rissman. SEC-
OND ROW-Veltman, Rassette,
Robertson, M. Whyte, Simpson,
Parks, Wilson, Thurman, Tresner,
Watkins, H. Nichols. FIRST ROW-
B. Whitehair, Skillman, Parsons,
Ross, V. Thiel, Townsend, Welsh,
Wilkins, Wardrop, Olson, Wili,
TOP ROW-Enright, Barber, J.
Duckwall, Dietrich, Burchard, C.
Custer, P. Eicholtz, L. Curtis, W.
Brown, Amess. THIRD ROW-Ban
ber, Blazer, M. Cress, H. Bear, W.
Custer, Easterday, Dumas, Evers,
Collins, L. Eshelman, D. Brown, J.
Bishop. SECOND ROW-B. Dahnke,
Cook, M. Clark, Douglas, E. Bath,
Andrews, Borchardt, Dickinson,
Branda, Epler, Browning, Case.
FIRST ROW-N. Clark, Allen,
Adams, R. Coleman, E. Custer,
Bowers, Dawson, Chrisco, Cobb,
Erb, Bevan, Boughner, Atnip.
TOP ROW-W. Funk, James, Hosie,
B. Freeman, G. Forster, J. Forster,
E. Felbush, P. Johnson, B. Humph-
rey, Fritz, Hopkins, Harshman.
THIRD ROW-Kliwer, I. Martin, D.
Long, Horner, J. Miller, S. Freeman,
Kohman, R. Miller, Hubbard, H.
Harris, W. Fargo, T. Miller, H.
Monroe. SECOND ROW-D. Har-
greaves, McCleskey, Houlton, R.
Hogan, H. Kauffman, Kugler, R.
Felbush, Meyer, Murphy, Green,
Haines, C. Hogan, Kinderdick, L.
, Gabhart, Funston, R. Forster, Myers,
l Hooper, B. Kohman, Hawk, Hurst,
Herr, J. Lundgren, D. Lundgren,
R. Huston, I. Issitt, J. Leffingwell.
Humphrey, Graves. FIRST ROW-
Sunday Evening, May Twentieth
Nineteen Hundred Thirty-four
1HVOCa'CiOH .................................................................. ..Rev. Dr. Fuller Bergstresser
Music-"By Bendemeer's Stream" ............,,,,,,.,........,,,,.,.,.,.,,.....,.,..,,,.,,,,,.,,, Moore
V Girls' Glee Club
Scripture ......................... ............................... ........ R e v. David Townley
Music-"Moonlight" ...... ...................................... .,......,........,. B e ethoven
Sermon ...... ...................................... .......... R e v. C. A. Shank
Benediction ......... ....... R ev. Charles Colas
Wednesclay Evening, May Twenty-third
Nineteen Hundred Thirty-four
Coronation March from "The Prophet" .............. .i...... M eyerbeer
High School Orchestra
Invocation ....... ....................................................... R ev, H. Chillington
Introduction ....... ........ P rin. M. W. Van Osdol
Address ......... .............................................,,.................... H on. W. M. Jardine
President Wichita University
Music-Minuet-from 3rd Symphony ...,,....................... ........................... H aydn
High School Orchestra I
Presentation of Diplomas .......................................................... Supt. F. C. Garflllcf
Beuediction ,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ......... R ev. E. F. Boehringer
Rakoczy M31-Ch .,.,A,,,,-,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,.... Hungarian Melody
High School Orchestra
Senior Class Prophecy
E STOOD IN THE LABORATORY of Pro-
fessor Lynden Gamber, P. D. Q., B. V. D.
who was about to demonstrate his "time
turningn machine to me. There is a crash, a
flash of light, a whirr of grinding wheels, as the
professor turns the dials and Starts the machine in
operation, and upon the magic screen we see the
former graduates of Abilene High School busily
engaged in their future occupations.
First appears none other than "Skyscraper"
Rutz. who has been enjoying notable success as
"Durante, the Human Bloodhound." After many
years, Rutz finally succeeded in capturing the two
most famous bootleggers of all times, Bill Owens
and "Ozz" Simmons. "Gunner" Mustard, King of
the Underworld, swore out the warrant because the
boys cheated him in a crap game.
Now we see the "Slippety Sloop Carnival Com-
pany," and who should be billed as "Atlas" but
Dwight Pickerall. As our glance roves we stop be-
fore the Hawaiian Village and there, dancing
to the- tune of Kenney Holmes "gutter,', are the
famous "Shakem" Yancey, Edna Flanagan, and
"Hips, Hips, Hooray" Hockensmith. We are sad-
dened by the death of Robert Froelich who was last
seen going into the village with a lawnmower. Dr.
Dwight Hopkins. "Coroner," later reported that the
body was sold for buzzard bait.
The machine roves on and in quick succession,
the following appear: Al Makins, Don Billings,
"Hairbreadth Harry" Leonard, fhusband of the no-
torious "Belinda" Gans, international beautyj and
Bill Weaver, all are now members of the "Rock
Chalk Quartettef' It seems that federal agents
caught them raising notes fbank notesj and Uncle
Sam decided to further their education of music
at the government institution of voice at Sing Sing.
Director Leonard states that they will remain in
school for an indefinite time. C20 to 50 years.j
Oliver Hartenstein and Company, Uean Rogersj,
are proprietors of the "Whoopie Night Club." For
the adagio dancing team they feature John Ayers
and Doris Van Duyne. In the orchestra, directed
by Glen Strawsburg, "King of Jews," we find Law-
rence Dieffenbaugh, piccolo player, Dorothy Mil-
ler, ivory ticklerg and Cleobelle Seaton, torch
Willard Bethe has discarded his eleventh wife,
Melva "Catch 'em" Fisher, in favor of a more tor-
rid number called Lydia "Linger" Long. The
grounds were inhuman treatment of Willard's pet
boa constrictor. Evelyn Landis is mining for gold
somewhere in New York City, where it is rumored
Dorothy Dahnke and Lila Ruth Thurber jumped
from the roof of Charles Martsolf's penthouse.
Glen Weber and the two Tinklers are at their
home in Topeka. They say they thoroughly enjoy
the asbestos pictureS, overstuffed walls, and pad-
Betty Lou Harris and Francis "Pretty Boy"
Brown were arrested in Detroit, Kansas, for selling
John Lesher and wife, Lucille Hugg, a set of fur-
lined beer mugs which they stole from the apart-
gif-:nt of "Carry Nation" Stants, W. C. T. U. presi-
joy McMillan, jaunita Reneau, and Bernadell
Steele are chorus girls in Chicago. It is 1'L11'I101'CC1
that they are vieing for the love of the famous
heartbreaker, Earl Stoffer. Hazel Weber, Marie
Haslouer, and Ruth Foster are kindergarten teach-
ers at Oxford.
Dorothy jean Miller and husband, Lyle Fackler,
are motoring to Reno, Nevada, to see Dorothy
Amsbaugh who is a waitress in Leroy Anderson's
"Swept Off the Floor" Cafe.
Opal Hoffman is a noted singer with the Lauer
"Metropoetical Opera Company." Ruth McKee
helps her sing the choruses. They are now at the
local Salvation Army meeting. Cecilia Pientka,
Inez Hicks, and Adeline Brown are now confirmed
old maid school teachers. They teach typing, book-
keeping and foods in dear old A. H. S. Doris Knox
is now a substitute teacher in the library and is
taking the place of Miss Giles who is ill with the
Frances and Helen Kauffman are co-presidents of
the "Tickling Cough Syrup Companyf' They say
that life is just one big sore throat to them.
Bruce Nemecheck was struck by a model "T"
Ford one night after a lecture in which he proved
that the world was flat like Bobby Brooks's head.
It is rumored that "Cueball" has sold his "brain
t???j container" to the Giese Billiard Manufactur-
Dean Issitt is pastor at the Lansing Chapel. Some
of his regular listeners are Wilbur White, Art
Nichols and Herb Meuli. Herb absconded with the
class funds in his senior year at A. H. S.
Agnes Ayers, who it was rumored has matrimon-
ial tendencies toward Kenneth Whitehair, is nurs-
ing him back to health. It seems that he jilted
Vivian Stevens, Chicago gun moll, and received a
terrific beating at her hands.
Jack Nelson and wife, Ruth Hurd, are now head
clerks in Viola's store. Hazel Huston is a mission-
ary in "Teachem All" in the South Sea Islands.
Mary Lucille Asling and Bernice Berger are dem-
onstrators of the "joe Whitehair Perfect Calf De-
veloper." joe Bonfield is chief assistant janitor
at Abilene High, but Steven Hollenback, president
of the school board, expects to dismiss him soon.
Donald Berger has written several books. Among
his best sellers are, "How to Cheat on Endy's Quiz-
zes," and "Ten Years in the Reformatoryf'
Alma Eisele, Lucille Cormack and Nova Kohart
are engaged in cleaning at the Brown Building.
Anna Milligan is a resident at the Old Folks' Home.
Lenore Hatter, after her disastrous affair with
Parson Issitt, has firmly declared never to love
another. She now writes for the "True Confes-
sion Magazinef' Mildred Hoover, Gwendolyn Ro-
mine, and Fern Sampson are now featured as fan
dancers in the Cave of the Winds.
Adah Hamilton is posing as a model for "Elmer-
liettio" Hollar, who after his discharge from the
New York Street Cleaning Department, decided to
study art. Charlotte Shearer is engaged as a
seamstress in a nudist colony somewhere in New
Imogene Tyler is a violin scraper with Cab Cut-
away's Orchestra. Thelma White is their featured
blues singer. And lastly as the picture begins to
fade, whom should we see but our own former
class president, Margaret Whitehair, who is im-
mensely enjoying her second childhood at the Chil-
dren's Wonderland in the basement of the new
Duckwall Store. How she does attract trade by her
"VVell," I said, looking at Gamber, "It's a great
old world after all."
"Yes," he answered, and stepped to the wine
closet, took out a bottle of Sand Springs water and
drank to the health of the future graduates of
A. H. S.
Written and decomposed by the third assistant
reporter on the staff of the "Scientific Daily."
DONALD "DOC" DIETER.
By OPAL HOFFMAN
FTER FOUR YEARS of pioneering in a path
all its own, the senior class of 1934 has at
last arrived at its destination, and journey-
worn, dusty traveling cloaks have been replaced by
caps and gowns. The goal the seniors have long
sought to achieve has at last come to view.
Every journey has its rainy days and its sunny
days. And through sunshine and shadow the class
has eo-operated to overcome resisting obstacles and
to blaze a trail to success. Barriers have been con-
quered, and the path hewn with victories and some
defeats as well, yet our sturdy, courageous little
band has advanced, fearless, and undaunted, toward
the treasure which the future alone can reveal.
In the year IQSO our determined group first en-
tered the halls of A. H. S. in a quest for knowledge.
Some were unable to continue the journey, and the
numbers dwindled. But we were not disheartened.
Our guide was Alfred Makins, assisted by Harry
Leonard, Gwendolyn Romine, and Herbert Meuli.
Early in its career as pioneers, the class demon-
strated unusual scholastic, literary, and athletic
The second year was one of greater success and
achievement. Under the direction of Dean Issitt
and his assistants, Gwendolyn Romine, Margaret
Whitehair, and Herbert Meuli, we gained speed.
As we journeyed, we came upon precious treas-
ures-the golden beauty of companionship anfd
sportsmanship, the glitter of the silver of talent
Having now struggled on for two years in the
forests of darkness, and having aceomplisl.ed to
some degree the task of clearing this wooded thick-
et for future settlement, we set up a new govern-
ment, headed by Margaret Whitehair, whose aides-
de-camp were Alfred Makins, Hazel W'e.er. and
Herbert Meuli. One of the outstanding events of
this, our third year, was the presentation of the
junior play, "Her Friend the King," in which elev-
en of our number took part. The play was directed
by Miss Esther Christmore, and was received by
an attentive audience, whose hearty applause
proved that the production was a success. The
paramount social event was the junior-Senior Re-
ception, carried out in the theme of a circus. On
class night a clever stunt was presented.
At last have we sighted the clearing ahead. With
the ultimate aim in view, we turn back for a few
moments the pages of time to recall memories, both
sad and gay, of our experiences through four years
of travel, during which time we have penetrated
hitherto-unexplored lands, and have become wiser-
better fitted for the future that awaits us. VVe
were guided to the close by Margaret Whitehair,
Alfred Makins, Hazel Weber, and Herbert Meuli.
The three-act comedy, "Seven Chances," with a
large cast directed by Miss Christmore, was pro-
duced to an enthusiastic audience. The crowning
event was our entertainment at the reception by
the junior class on May 4. With that we felt that
our high school days had been brought almost to a
close, and as we make our exit from the portals of
A. H. S., we turn with sad hearts to bid our dear
Alma Mater a fond "adieu."
PON BEHALF OF MY CLIENT, the class of
1934, of Abilene High School, of the City of
Abilene, County of Dickinson, State of Kan-
sas, United States of America, I have called you to-
gether upon this solemn and serious occasion, to
listen to her last VVill and Testament, and to re-
ceive from her dying hand the few gifts she has to
bestow in her last moments.
These are her decisions, as at last definitely ar-
rived at through very deliberate consideration. She
hereby gives the following items into your posses-
sion, praying that you will accept them as a sacred
trust from one who has gone before.
Listen my children-whoa-I mean-listen then,
one and all, while I read the document as duly
drawn up and sworn to:
We, the class of 1934, being about to pass out of
this sphere of education in full possession of a cram-
med mind, well trained memory, and almost super-
human understanding, do make and publish this,
our last Will and Testament.
To the whole school we leave our bull-headed-
ness, dumbness, laziness, wise-cracks, and ability
to skip school without being caught.
We give and bequeath to our dear faculty a few
days and nights of peaceg no longer do they have
to worry over whether or not students have their
To the juniors we leave our desire to learn
physics, and our art of cheating on history quizzes.
To the sophomores we leave our "iron hand"
over the "freshies" and hope they won't hurt them
To the "freshies" we leave the "A's" and the hon-
or roll and our ultra-smartness. QP. S. Don't wait
to long for these, freshmen.j
QContinued on page 315 '
Joe Bonfield, Faye Verla Engle, Donald Makins
HE STUDENT COUNCIL, governing organ-
ization of the school, held its first meeting
of the school year, 1933-34, September II,
1933. The officers of the council were: joe Bon-
field, president, Faye Verla Engle, vice-president,
Donald Makins, secretary-treasurer. The head
sponsor of the organization was Miss Winnie Scott,
who was assisted by Albert Hawkes. Twenty-
three members, representing every organization in
the school, made up the student governing board.
The purposes of the organization are to promote
in all ways the best interests of the school, to aid
the internal administration of the school, to foster
sentiments of law and order, to promote the gen-
eral activities of the school, and to develop in the
student a growing appreciation of membership in
a democracy by providing educational possibilities
and privileges of participating in such a democracy.
Outstanding accomplishments of the year includ-
ed the sponsoring of the student activity ticket at
32.50. The student council reduced the number of
stolen and lost articles by checking hall lockers at
various hours during the day and the owners of
the unlocked lockers were given seventh hours.
The council also sponsored the lost and found box,
entered a float in the Dickinson County Fair pa-
rade, and presented several chapels during the year.
The athletic committee planned all the pep chapels,
held before every game. At the first of the year
the council had the yells and songs of A. H. S. mim-
eographed and given to the students.
Seven committees of the council functioned
steadily throughout the year. These committees
were asked to hand in written reports of their pro-
ceedings at the close of each semester, and the rec-
ords are kept with the minutes of the organiza-
The chairmen of the committees were: Ruth
Hurd, chapel, Peggy Morse, social, Margaret
Whitehair, organization, Lynden Gamber, public-
ity, Bill Shearer, athletic, Glenn Simmons, lost and
found, Ellwood Baker, house and grounds. Every
member of the council served on one of these com-
The annual banquet was held at the Hotel Sun-
flower, Thursday, March 15. "St. Patrick's" was
the theme of the evening, which was carried out in
the table decorations and program. The speakers,
introduced by Joe Bonfield, toastmaster, included
Donald Dieter, Eugene Dawson, Jean Murphy,
Wayne Zook, Faye Verla Engle, and Supt. F. C.
Gardner. Each member of the council invited a
guest, and following the banquet, the group at-
tended a picture show at the Lyric Theater.
In April, the lawn was reseeded and shrubbery
replaced. Also, the school ground was cleaned un-
der the direction of the student council.
As the last accomplishment of the year, the stu-
dents of A. H. S. took charge of all city and county
offices on May 25, under the direction of the stu-
dent council. The public officers were nominated
by the council and elected by the student body.
TOP ROW--fLeft to Rightj-Londeen, Shearer, Dawson, A. Makins, Bonfield, Hawkes, E. Baker, Gamber,
Simmons, Dieter, Larsen, Horner. BOTTOM ROW-W. Zook, Seaton, Yancey, Engle, M.'Whitehair, Scott,
Morse, Murphy, Snyder, Hurd, D. Makins.
N THE SALES CONTEST sponsored by the an-
nual staff, candidates for annual queen were
nominated by each class. The seniors had the
greatest number of sales and their candidate was
Frances Kauffman. Frances has a high scholastic
record, and she is very active in the commerce and
music departments of the Abilene High School.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightj-Froelich, King, Lauer, A. Makins, Bonfield, Lees, Giese, Donnelly, Sloop, Brooks,
Owens, Dieter. SECOND ROW-Leonard, K. Whitehair, Hollar, Hurd, Gans, Van Duyne, Huston, D. Duck-
wall, Gamber, G. Simmons. FIRST ROW-Rogers, A. Ayers, Romine, Stevens, Yancey, Hockensmith, Reneau,
M. Whitehair, Harris, Weber, Thurber, Asling, D. J. Miller.
T VVAS DECIDED that by raising the cost of
the annual from fifty cents to seventy-five
cents and using the magazine type inaugurated
last year, it would be possible to continue the "Or-
ange and Brown" for the students of A. H. S.
Early in the fall, a staff was chosen to edit the
1933-34 yearbook. Margaret VVhitehair was chosen
editor-in-chief, Hazel NVeber, associate editor,
Ruth Hurd, organizations editor, Agnes Ayers,
photograph editor, Bruce Nemecheck, sports edi-
tor, and Elmer Hollar, business manager. This
group, together with their advisor, Raymond Lees,
have endeavored to bring to the students and fac-
ulty of the high school an annual that will live up
to the high standards which have been set up by the
Under the management of Elmer Hollar, an in-
teresting sales campaign was held to arouse the in-
terest of the student body. Each class chose a can--
didate for annual queen, and the class selling the
largest number of yearbooks had a page in the an-
nual dedicated to their queen. The four girls chos-
en were: Frances Kauffman, senior, Lois Coulson,
junior, Betty Jean jones, sophomore, and jean
Murphy, freshman. The seniors sold the most an-
nuals, so Frances Kauffman was crowned annual
queen. A different feature of this year's campaign
was that money which had been checked in at the
opening of school for locker rent could be used for
the payment on an annual.
The staff chose as its theme American History,
and has attempted to carry this theme throughout
the annual. The dedication is made to J. Earl En-
dacott, instructor of American History in Abilene
As has been the custom of previous years, con-
tracts were ,let to the Burger-Baird Engraving
Company of Kansas City, Missouri, and to the Re-
flector Printing Company of Abilene to print the
Organization pictures, group pictures, and snap-
shots were taken throughout the year. Before
Thanksgiving all the individual pictures of the sen-
iors were taken. All the photography work was
.lone this year by the Jeffcoat Studiti.
HE ABlLENE HIGH SCHOOL "BOOSTER"
has endeavored throughout the year to convey
to the students and faculty the aims, deeds,
and accomplishments of our high school. lt has
been the policy of this bi--monthly paper to stimu-
late sportsmanship and school spirit.
ln order to give the members of the journalism
class experience in the various lines of newspaper
work, a new staff was elected three times during
the year. The three editors-in-chief of the "Boos-
ter" were: Alfred Makins, Betty Lou Harris, and
Rosemary Gans, the news-editors were: Gwen-
dolyn Romine, Stelouise Hockensmith, Lila Ruth
Thurber, and Lynden Gamber. Other positions on
the staff include: assignment editor, make-up edi-
tor, sports editor, and business managers. Of all
of these, the job of business manager is one of the
most important. It is through the effort of these
managers to collect advertisements from the busi-
ness houses of Abilene, that the "Booster" is able
to exist. Rosemary Gans, Junior Leonard, Glen
Simmons, Lynden Gamber, Don Duckwall, Juanita
Reneau, Hazel Huston, Stelouise Hockensmith,
Robert Froelich, and Donald Dieter acted as busi-
ness managers during the year.
The entire journalism class acted as proof read-
ers and copy readers. Raymond Lees, instructor,
was the advisor of the staff.
As the custom has been in the past, the journal-
ism class had the privilege of putting out the Abi-
lene sReflector, january 26. Betty Lou Harris,
Stelouise Hockensmith, and Gwendolyn Romine
The "Booster" was represented at the annual
High School Journalism Conference held in Law-
rence, October I7 and I8 by eight students, one of
which, Margaret Wliitehair, was chosen to repre-
sent all the girls at the conference in response to
the address of welcome.
A contract was let to the Reflector Printing
Company for printing of the "Booster.,' During
the year twelve issues were published by the journ-
Although few of the students who take journal-
ism in high school will enter the newspaper field,
the training gained in this class will be beneficial
in future business life.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightJ-Hollenback, Dumas, Allison, George, L. White, Brooks, Gamber, Van Duyne, Mar-
tin, McMillan, K. Holmes. THIRD ROW-Muggrage, Pickerall, L. Eshelman, Menges, Strawsburg, Stoffer, A.
Eshelman, J. Duckwall, Emig, W. Zook, Hesselbarth. SECOND ROW-Easterday, Harmon, Cook, Hollar, Pink-
ham, Tilton, B. Anderson, Hershey, Erb, Picking, Issitt, Leckron, Hubbard. FIRST ROW-Berger, D. Zook,
Helm, Chrisman, Keel, T. Simmons, Johnson, Berger, Cole, Amess, Myers, Gary, D. Coulson, Horner, Hooper.
HE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, composed
of forty-seven members, has completed an-
other successful year under the leadership of
Harold E. George.
The organization made several appearances
throughout the year including a musical introduc-
tion to the junior class play and a half-hour pro-
gram preceding the G. A. A. Revue. In the spring
they were called on by the seniors to help with the
production of "Seven Chances." This group of
musicians rendered its laSt program at the gradua-
tion exercises in the City Auditorium, May 23.
The goal, that the orchestra set for itself second
semester, was first place in the C. K. L. Music Con-
test. The selection chosen for the orchestra was
"Andante and'Gavotte," written by George DaSch
of the Chicago Civic Symphony orchestra.
Through graduation the organization will lose
ten members. This is the first time in six years
that members of the orchestra have graduated un-
der the same music supervisor that they started
with as freshmen.
In the Central Kansas League Music Contest
held in Salina April 20, the orchestra received
HE A. H. S. BAND, under the direction of Har-
old E. George, has received favorable com-
- ment wherever it has appeared. The band
has a membership of sixty-five.
The band, which is one of the busiest groups of
the high school, made its first appearance at the
football games. The organization played during
the Central Kansas Free Fair and led a parade of
sixteen high School bands at the Kansas State-Ok-
lahoma football game at Manhattan. When the
football season was over, the band furnished music
for the home basketball games and also for the
finals of the Junior High School Basketball Tour-
nament, March 3. .
When basketball season was over, the band
started more intensive training for the Central
Kansas League Music Contest. The contest selec-
tion for the band was "One Beautiful Day" by R.
E. Hildreth. VVayne Zook, repreSenting A. H. S.
in the cornet solo contest, took second place.
Dwight Zook took third place in the clarinet solo
contest and Charles Horner took sixth place in the
trombone solo contest. The band took fourth place
in the contest.
TOP ROW--D. Zook, Helm, Muggrage, George, Amess, J. Duckwall, Hollar. SECOND ROW-L. White, Bush-
ey, Holmes, Gamber, D. Dahnke, Wilson, D. Miller, L. Welsh, Issitt, Stoffer, Baker, Hershey, Horner. FIRST
Row-Machen, Goodwin, Watkins, M. E. Miller, McCleskey, Ford, Bath, Reneau, E. Herr, McMillan, Coul-
son, C. Shearer, Van Lew, Woolverton, Kerns, Osborn, Haslouer, Bevan, Jones.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightj-Simpson, Flannagan, Logan, Dickinson, George, Havener, F. Kauffman, J. Buch-
anan, Kinderdick. SECOND ROW-Hoffman, Landis, Ingram, Nelson, Bishop, Haslouer, Asling, Fisher, Cor-
mack. FIRST ROW-Sutton, McWilliams, Moot, Thurber, Snyder, Henn, G. Kauffman, Worley, H. Kauffman,
HE YEAR 1933-34 was an interesting year for
the Girls' Glee Club. Under the baton of Mr.
Harold E. George, the girls made a very ex-
cellent demonstration of their talent and ability.
The Glee Club consisted of thirty-three members.
Before the Music Contest several eliminations
were made in the Glee Club. Two tryouts were
held for the solo events. ln the first all contestants
but two were eliminated in both soprano and alto
solos. These four were given more intensive train-
ing, and were allowed a second opportunity at the
final elimination in early April.
From the personnel of the Glee Club, Mr. George
selected the sextet. The members of this group
were as follows: Faye Snyder and Opal Hoffman,
first sopranosg Frances Kauffman and Katherine
Moot, second sopranos, Maxine Bishop and Jean
Buchanan, altos. Alternates were Hazel Weber,
Ruth Mary Nelson, and Phyllis Lee Havener.
In the C. K. L. Music Contest held in Salina April
20, the Abilene entrants placed as follows: Faye
Snyder, in the girls' high voice, Frances Kauffman,
girls' low voice, girls' sextet, and the girls' Glee
HE BOYS' GLEE CLUB of A. H. S. under the
able direction of Harold F.. George was one of
the most outstanding clubs of its kind ever
produced in this school. The club has over thirty
members and was well received from its first ap--
pearance to the last.
This group made many appearances throughout
the year, the first one in the high school chapel. At
that time they showed great possibilities. Other
appearances included: the Junior High, the Musical
Department Concert held at the City Auditorium.
and the broadcast over KFBI, in which program
the soloists, and quartette took part.
At the Central Kansas League Music contest in
Salina, Loy Leffingwell took the only first place
for Abilene in the bass solo event. This contest
number was "At the Close of Another Day." The
boys' glee club placed seventh and the quartet re-
ceived fifth place. This quartet was composed of
Robert Nottorf. Vernon Witwer, Gilbert Norman,
and Loy Leffingwell. Bishop Anderson placed sev-
enth in the boys' high voice event.
Plans are being made to organize this club
into a pep organization as well as a music club.
This should increase considerably the school spirit.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightj-Bowles, Norman, Collins, George, MacDonald, Weber, Cavender. SECOND ROW-
Nelson, Dieter, Witwer, Walters, Tinkler, Moore, Tinkler, Nemecheck. FIRST ROW-Hamilton, Larsen,
lwffillgwvll. -l. Nfvtfnrf, J. Nelson, A. Makins, Ilartenstein, D. Muklns,
H i- Y
TOP ROW Cleft to rightj-McMillan, Gibbs, A. Makins, McKanna, Hopkins. BOTTOM ROW-G. Simmons,
HE HI-Y CLUB, whose purpose is to create
and maintain in the community and school
high standards of Christian character by band-
ing the boys together for clean living, clean speech,
clean sports, and clean scholarship, was reorganized
this year with the largest membership ever enrolled
in the Abilene school. The organization was placed
under the sponsorship of Doyle K. Brooks and Roy
Early in the year, three boys: joe Bonfield, Al-
fred Makins, and Glenn Simmons were chosen by
the men's faculty to supervise the re-organization
of the Hi-Y club in the school. On October I6, a
general assembly of all boys in school was held for
the purpose of creating enthusiasm for the promo-
tion of the Hi-Y club.
In this chapel Alfred Makins and Joe Bonfield,
former members, and supervisors of the assembly,
explained to the boys the principles and benefits
of the Hi-Y, and urged that every boy join. The
dues were reduced to twenty-five cents and the en-
rollment numbered almost ten per cent.
In the fall shortly after reorganizing, the Hi-Y
Retreat was held at Brown Memorial Park for
the purpose of allowing the members to become
better acquainted with each other.
At the Christmas chapel the organization joined
forces with the Girl Reserves in the presentation
of an appropriate drama, portraying the birth of
Christ and the arrival of the Wise Men. Follow-
ing this, the white gift chapel was presented.
Throughout the year numerous meetings were
held, and with one exception, home talent was used
for entertainment. This one exception was a pro-
gram presented by the Y. M. C. A. of Manhattan.
Three members of the club attended the Hi-Y
Conference at junction City, November 24-26. The
delegates were: Glenn Simmons, president, Don-
ald Dieter, program chairmang and Don Donnelly,
Registration of all delegates and sponsors was
held Friday morning, November 24. This marked
the beginning of the conference. Saturday noon
the guests were entertained at a luncheon, after
which a group picture Was taken of all conference
In the afternoon the delegates visited Fort Riley
Brooks, Rutz, Martin, Dieter.
and were shown all the points of interest of the
Fort. In the evening the closing banquet was held,
and all chapters having sufficient merits received
their awards. This was accompanied by a very in-
teresting musical program. The banquet was
closed with a discussion of business matters. The
convention ended Sunday, after a period spent in
devotions, and a discussion on the subject, "Good
The last meeting of the year was held at the
Brown Memorial Park, where the organization had
their second semester retreat and picnic. At this
final meeting, Simmons turned the organization
over to Eugene Dawson, the 1935 Hi-Y president.
The picnic consisted of roasted wieners, buns,
apples, cookies, and marshmallows. Before the
lunch, the members went swimming in the lake.
Following the refreshments, the group circled
around the campfire and listened to a most inter-
esting program composed of musical numbers on
the mandolin and various vocal numbers. The re-
treat ended with farewell talks from several mem-
bers and group singing.
The officers of the club are chosen according to
their classification in the school, or as follows:
president, a senior, vice-president, junior, secre-
tary, sophomore, and treasurer, freshman. Other
officers such as student council and program chair-
men are elected by a majority vote with no restric-
tions as to classification.
The following officers were elected to compose
the cabinet of next year: Eugene Dawson, presi-
dent, Ralph Mcllflillan, vice-president, Charles
Hopkins, secretary. The office of treasurer was
not voted upon because it is to be filled by a fresh-
man, and he will be voted in for the office at the
first Hi-Y meeting of next year. Bill Shearer was
elected program chairman. Walt Akers was elect-
ed conduct chairman, and the future student coun-
cil representatives are Donald Makins and Dwight
The officers of the year were: Glenn Simmons,
presidentg Ellis McKanna, vice-president, Ralph
McMillan, secretary, Charles Hopkins, treasurer,
Donald Dieter, program chairman, Clarence Rutz,
conduct chairman, Alfred Makins and Brooks
Gibbs, student council representativesg Dwight
Lange, property chairman.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightj-Rogers, Engle, Foster, M. Whitchair, Stants, Weber, Jones, Stevens. BOTTOM
ROW-Thurber, D. Buchanan, Lawellin, Bloome, D. Miler, Weisgerber, Davis.
IGHWAYS WAS CHOSEN as the theme for
the 1933-34 by the G. R. cabinet at their frist
meeting. The G. R. year began with the Big
and Little Sister Party in September. This was a
backward party. All the new members were re-
quired to wear their dresses backward, and were
bade goodbye as they entered the building. The
rest of the party proceeded in the same manner.
The service committee, with Verda Stants as
chairman, had charge of distributing baskets to
the needy at Thanksgiving. The food and clothing
for these baskets was furnished by the club mem-
bers. This committee also conducted the Red
The music committee, under the leadership of
Dorothy Buchanan, furnished the music for all the
meetings and had charge of group singing. In con-
nection with this, Dorothy Miller was pianist for
the year. She played for all the meetings and was
accompanist for the programs.
The finance committee, conducted by Mabel Mel-
lor, made the money for G. R. This was done by
candy sales after school and the book exchange.
Students could buy or sell books through the ex-
change and the Girl Reserves received a small com-
mission on the sale. The membership committee,
headed by Vivian Stevens, conducted the member-
ship drive. It was held as a contest the second se-
mester, with the ,losers putting on a program at
the next meeting.
Devotions for the meetings were provided by
Lila Ruth Thurber and the devotions committee.
They also had charge of the celebration of the
World Week of Prayer for the high school.
The publicity for G. R. was in charge of the pub-
licity committee under the guidance of the chair-
man, Ruth Foster. This committee, alternating
with the seven others, made for the bulletin board,
appropriate posters which told of the meetings and
work of the club.
Esther ,lo Davis with the program committee
planned and carried out all the programs for the
meetings and parties. The social committee,
Jeanne Rogers, chairman, had charge of the Big
and Little Sister party and the Mother-Daughter
Seven Girl Reserves attended the G. R. Confer-
ence at Minneapolis in November, where they were
entertained and instructed and got new ideas for
their club. Those who went to conference were:
Dorothy Amsbaugh, Ruth Foster, Lila Ruth Thur-
ber, Dorothy Miller, Hazel Weber, Stelouise Hock-
ensmith, and Dorothy ,lean Miller.
The G. R. and l-li-Y had a joint meeting at Christ-
mas. This was the annual white gift service for
the children in Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. At
this season the G. R. also sold candles and sang
In December the names of "Sunshine Sisters"
were drawn in keeping with the "Highways" theme.
Letters, gifts, and other remembrances were sent
to these "Sunshine Sisters" and at the February
meeting the names were revealed.
The largest event of the G. R. year was the an-
nual Mother-Daughter banquet, May I. The theme
"Highways" was also carried out in this with mini-
ature mail boxes at each place containing three let-
ters, the menu, program, and list of old and new
officers. Tables were attractively decorated with
pastel colored May poles and spring flowers. Ruth
Fengel, past G. R. president, acted as gardener and
conducted the installation services. This year's
president, Hazel Weber, is succeeded by Faye Verla
Engle, vice-president, Vivian Stevens, is replaced
by Betty Jean Jones. Bernadine Stants takes Faye
Verla Engle's place as secretary, and Carolyn Green
succeeds Betty jean Jones as treasurer.
The new cabinet members installed were: service
committee chairman, Doris Eicholtzg program,
Mary Alice Steelsmithg social, Lucille Holmes, fi-
nance, Mary -lane Lucier, music, Faye Snyder,
publicity, Virginia Mason, devotions, Pauline Bear,
membership, Betty jean Jones, Pianist, Renee
Johnson, and student council representative, Es-
ther Io Davis.
Both the retiring and incoming cabinets went to
the girls' camp at Brown Memorial Park for G. R.
retreat, Saturday and Sunday, May I2-13. The last
meeting of the organization was held Tuesday, May
15, in honor, especially ,of the graduation seniors.
The G. R. has been assisted this year by the spon-
sors, Miss Neva Weisgerber, Miss Vera Lawellin,
Miss Evelyn Bloome, and the local Y. W. C. A.
TOP ROW Cleft to rightl-J. Buchanan, Hurd, Morse, Yancey, Seaton, Hutchison. BOTTOM ROW-E. Welch,
Johnson, Goodwin, Taylor, Hawkins, Gans, Hockensmith.
HE GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
started another successful year September 21,
1933, with a meeting for all the girls in high
school who were interested in athletics. This meet-
ing was also for the purpose of introducing the new
executive board and sponsors.
The board chosen to lead the G. A. A. this year
met every month, at which time the programs for
the next meeting and parties were planned. This
group included: Stelouise Hockensmith, president,
Ruth Hurd, vice-president and program chairman,
Peggy Morse, secretary, Jean Buchanan, treasur-
er, jean Goodwin, social chairman, Inez Hicks,
publicity, Cleobelle Seaton, membership chairman,
Elinor Welch, pianist, Rosemary Gans, hike cap-
tain, Renee johnson, song leader, and Mildred
Yancey, student council representative.
VVork began immediately on the earning of points
for awards. Before a student can belong to G. A. A.
she must go on enough hikes to total fifty miles.
By walking this distance, she will receive one hun-
dred points. The first award, given when 600
points have been earned, is a pin in the shape of a
sunflower with the letters G. A. A. inscribed upon
it. The second award is a chenille letter, in the
school colors, with the outline of the state of Kan-
sas and lettered with G. A. A. To win this, 1200
points are necessary. The third award is a chen-
ille letter in the state G. A. A.'s colors, which are
brown and gold. This letter is similar to the sec-
ond award, however, four hundred additional points
must be earned to win this. When a total of two
thousand points have been earned, the fourth and
final award is given. This award is a gold "K" let-
tered with G. A. A. and again the state colors are
used. Several girls in the organization will receive
their "K's" this year.
The Abilene G. A. A. is a member of the State
Girls' Athletic Association which was organized
for the purpose of offering a standardized program
of athletics for girls. Awards are given to the
girls who have earned the necessary amount of
points for competing in the different phases of
One of the outstanding projects sponsored by the
G .A. A. was the Follies of 1934. This revue, which
included sixty talented high school students, was
presented at the City Auditorium February 9.
Throughout the year, four groups of girls at-
tended Play Days, held in different parts of the
state. Early in the year, six freshman members
journeyed to Marymount College in Salina. Later
six sophomore girls went to Concordia where one
of the group, Faye Snyder, was crowned posture
queen. On April 28, the old and new executive
boards with the club sponsors attended Play Day
at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, April 28.
Five Abilene girls were chosen to go to the finals of
the posture contest and in the last decision, Vir-
ginia Eicholtz received second place.
Several outstanding parties and programs were
given during the year. On November 23, the G. A.
iX.'s donned "kid" clothes and attended a party that
brought back fond memories of former days. On
December 21, a surprise meeting was held after
school, in which every member received a gift and
an Eskimo pie.
The officers for the year 1934-35 include: Peg-
gy lX'I.orse, president, Helen Lucile Hutchison, vice-
president, joan Hogan, secretary, Jean Wilkins,
treasurer, Virginia June Lorenson, social chair-
man, janet Miller, publicity, Elinor Welch, pian-
ist, Margaret Hurst, hike captain, Jean Buchanan,
song leader, and Dorothy Buchanan, student coun-
Every school which is a member in good stand-
ing in K. H. S. A. A. is entitled to membership in
G. A. -X., but no inter-scholastic competition is per-
mitted among the schools which take up this girls'
The Girls' Athletic Association ended the activ-
ities for the school year 1933-34 by spending a
week-end at lllary Dell Camp. Both the old and
new executive boards and sponsors were present.
During the year several interesting features on
the program were health talks which were given
by the various physicians of the town. A girl
receives four points toward the award for which
she is working, for each of these talks that she
hears. For each award a girl earns she must keep
health charts for sixteen weeks. Several girls gave
interesting reports on sports, posture, and health.
After most of the meetings the girls sang group
TOP ROW Cleft to rightj-Corwin, B. Myers, Davis, Hees, Scott, Hollenback, Goodwin, Yorgenson, Kerns,
Schmidt, Flanagan. SECOND ROW-Miller, Sampson, Weber, Pinson, Whitehair, McCoy, Peatling, Amsbaugh,
Engle. FIRST ROW-Hugg, Osborn, McAdams, Ford, Dayhoff, Holmes, Shearer, Howie, Milham, Kauffman.
HE COMMERCIAL CLUB of IQ33-34 consisted
of thirty-five juniors and seniors specializing
in commercial work. Students taking any
commercial elective subject may be associate
members of the club. Miss Mabel Pinson is head
sponsor, assisted by Miss Winnie Scott.
The officers elected at the beginning of the year
were: Charlotte Shearer, president, Jean Goodwin,
vice-president, Dorothy Amsbaugh, secretary,
Wilma Kerns, treasurer. The president appointed
the following committee chairmen: Lucille Holmes,
entertainment, Frances Kauffman, program, Mar-
garet VVhitehair, parliamentarian.
One of the outstanding events of the year was
the playlet, "Daring Daughtersf' in chapel January
28, and also, at the United Girls' Club. The cast
was under the supervision of Miss Pinson.
The typing teams for 1933-34 were:
Novice: Lois Baber, Helen Lucille Hutchinson,
Elizabeth Osborn, Pauline Peatling, and Ruby
Amaeaur: Margaret Whitehair, Hazel VVeber,
Charlotte Shearer, Dorothy Miller, and Lenore
Substitutes : Nella Lee Corwin, Verda Stants, Lu-
cille Hugg, and Frances Kauffman.
HE TSH CHAY JAY CLUB is an organization
of fourteen students formed by the members
of the advanced shorthand class. Candidates
for membership shall have had one year of short-
hand, and when voted upon shall be enrolled in the
Abilene High School as a second-year student.
The officers of this organization are: Lenore
Hatter, president, Alice Hees, vice-president, Char-
lotte Shearer, secretary.
The purpose of this club is to gain a more definite
knowledge of the principles of shorthand through
both reading and writing, and to build a greater
and better vocabulary of both English and short-
hand words as a foundation for a stenographic and
Meetings are held the second Friday of the month
or as nearly a week after the arrival of the "Gregg
VVriters" as is convenient, without conflicting with
the regular Commercial Club and other organiza-
The club members are divided into nine groups,
each of which has charge of one meeting. It is
the duty of the committees to organize, plan, and
present a program with the assistance of the club
sponsor, Miss Mabel Pinson. Also, it is the priv-
ilege of these committees to call on any member of
the club to assist in the presentation of the pro-
Ish C hay
TOP ROW-CLeft to rightl-Berger, Hees, Hatter, Goodwin, Yorgenson, M. Whitehair, Pientka. BOTTOM
ROW--Hugg, Sampson, Weber, Pinson, F. Kauffman, Amsbaugh, C. Shearer.
TOP ROW-CLeft to rightJ-Dieter, Lees, Christmore, Nemeeheck, A. Nelson. BOTTOM ROW-Hooper,
HE DEBATE SQUAD of A. H. S. for 1933-34
was composed of Hazel Huston, first affirm-
ative, Donald Dieter, second affirmative,
Bruce Nemeckeck, first negative, Eugene Dawson,
second negative, and Ellwood Baker and Albert
Throughout the year this group held thirty-nine
debates. Due to bad weather, the debaters were
unable to attend the Emporia tournament. How-
ever, on February 7, the squad took an all-day trip
which included debates with Junction City, Man-
hattan, and Clay Center.
To close a successful season the debaters jour-
neyed to Salina for the C. K. L. tournament. Salina
and Abilene each lost one debate, but Salina was
given first place because their team ranked higher
in individual percentages, Abilene was awarded
This is the second time in the history of the
school that the debate team has ranked that high.
Mary Mildred Hooper was awarded first place
in the C. K. L. Declamation Contest held in Mc-
Pherson for the reading of "The Alien" by Norman
Bruce. Abilene also received a first place when Eu-
gene Dawson gave his oration entitled "The En-
emy Within Our Walls."
Dawson, Huston, E. Baker.
HE ABILENE CHAPTER of the National
Honor Society was granted charter number
674. Under this plan of organization, the prin-
cipal and members of the faculty have the privilege
of choosing for membership fifteen per cent of those
whose rank in scholarship is in the upper one-third
of the senior class. Three points in addition to
scholarship are taken into consideration, namely:
Leadership, character, and service. Fifteen stu-
dents were chosen by Principal Marvin Van Osdol
and members of the faculty committee.
Before the banquet the group elected the follow-
ing officers: Gwendolyn Romine, president, Betty
Lou Harris, vice-president, Ruth Hurd, secretary,
Herbert Meuli, treasurer.
The society held its banquet and formal initia-
tion ceremony Tuesday evening, March 6, at the
Lutheran Church. Marvin Van Osdol, principal,
had charge of the initiation ceremony, with Earl
Endacott, sponsor, assisting as secretary. Fred Al-
lison, Miss Esther Christmore, Paul Collins, and
Miss Iuanda Hawkins helped with the initiation.
The constitution provided that the students chos-
en would be held on probation until the last day of
school, at which time they would be presented with
pins if they maintained the standards of the organ-
izations. . .
TOP ROW-QLeft to rightj-Dieter, Nelson, Bonfield, Issitt, Meuli. SECOND ROW-Harris, Hatter, D. Mil-
ler, M. Whitehair, Stants. FIRST ROW-Romine, Rogers, Weber, Hurd, Hoffman.
Cavender, Kean, Young, Todd, Engle, Dawson, Baker, D. Zook, Christmore, Taylor, Bear, Hesselbarth, Welch,
Lucier, W. Zook, Nottorf, H. Kauffman, Larsen.
S THE FIRST DRAMATIC PRODUCTION
. of the year, the juniors presented, "It Pays to
Advertise," a three-act comedy written by Roi
Cooper Megrue and Walter Hackett.
Leading, roles were portrayed by Eugene Daw-
son, lag Rodney Martin, and Faye Verla Engle, as
Mary Grayson. Cyrus Martin, played by Ellwood
Baker, was young Rodney's father and a soap man-
ufacturer. He had hired Miss Grayson to encour-
age Rodney to become a successful business man.
Meanwhile, Rodney discovered an old soap recipe.
Ambrose Peale, i11 reality Dwight Zook, was a very
capable advertising agent, and he decided to go
into this new business with Rodney.
Another of their agents, Ellory Clark, played by
Wayne Zook, is the sou of Mr. Martin's worst
enemy. Meanwhile, Countess de Beaurin, Elinor
VVelch, arrived from France, and, in speaking that
language, made a soap contract which later proved
false. Finally, the news of Rodney and Miss Gray--
son's .marriage is revealed.
Other members of the cast were: Harold Larsen
as William Smith, Robert Nottorf as Donald Mc-
Clfiesneyg Harold Kauffman ag George Bronson:
Mary Jane Lucier as Miss Burke, Pauline Bear as
Marie, Emmett Hesselbarth as Johnson, and four
sandwich parade 'men: Harold Todd, Kenneth
Kean, William Young, Hllfl Ward Cavender.
EVEN CHANCES was presented by the seniors
as the last dramatic production of their high
school careers at the'City Auditorium, April
27. The able coaching of Misses Esther Christ-
-more and Marjorie Taylor together with the ef-
forts of the cast made the play all that is required
of a senior class. '
Jimmie Shannon, portrayed by Jack Nelson, was
a bashful young bachelor who fell 'heir-to his grand-
father's millions, if he were married by his fast-
approaching thirtieth birthday. A dinner party
was arranged by Jin11nie's right-hand 111an, Billy
llleekin, played by Robert Froelich, after which
Jimmie went through seveniproposals. For one r.ea-
son and another all seven refused his offer of mar-
riage, and prospects began to look bad until in all
seven cases the girls-reconsidered.
In the meantime,.the supposedly confirmed bach-
lor had fallen in love with Ruth Hurd, who carried
the role of Anne Windsor, and with only thirty min-
utes before the deadline, gained her consent,
Other members of the cast included the members
of Shannon's club: Don Duckwall, Lynden Gamber,
Glenn Weber, Bruce Nemecheck, and Lowell
Lauer, as houseman. Hazel Huston played the part
of Nemecheck's dominating wife, and Stelouise
Hockensmith, Lenore Hatter, Gwendolyn Romine,
Lydia Long, and Juanita Reneau were the girls in-
vited to the dinner party. . ,
Lauer, Huston, Romine, Weber, Stevens, Nemecheck, Reneau. J. Nelson. Hurd, Froelich, Christmore, Taylor,
C. Shearer, F. Kauffman, L. Long, Hatter ,D. Duckwall, Hockensmith, Gamber.
Nuts, to you!
Which is the-?
Just an ographers
They all look alike
Love ? ? ?
More love Y ?
Kentucky derby entrants
Oh, look at the monkey
Talking as usual!
Aln't love grand?
. Where'5 the other link?
. Future policemen
. The Solomon shiek
. Lyceum entertainers
I t'ink you're right
Two dumb seniors
Those men again
Thurber, future Paderewskiamissus
Shine and Co.
Look at the ears on him!
URING THE PAST NINE YEARS, Marvin
Van Osdol has coached the athletics in the
Abilene High School, and has produced three
C. K. L. championship football teams and two
basketball championship teams.
"Van" received his high school education in Pret-
ty Prairie, Kansas, where he received four letters
in basketball. He attended college at the Kan-
sas State Teachers College of Emporia and received
a B. S. Degree in Education. Wliile in college, he
was awarded three letters in both basketball and
This year "Van,' was both coach and principal of
A. H. S. Next year he will give up coaching and
devote all of his time to his position as principal.
During the nine years "Van" has been in Abilene,
the athletic department has grown, not only as to
the making of good teams, but it has been self-
supporting. Abilene now possesses one of the best
FLOYD S. CURRIER, B. S. in Ed.
. Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia
ALBERT W. HAWKES, B. S. in Ed.
Kansas State College, Hays
MARVIN W. VAN OSDQL, B. S. in Ed.
Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia
University of Chicago
athletic fields in the state.
Floyd Currier went to high school at Dodge City,
Kansas, and while there received two letters in
football and two in track. He received a B. S. De-
gree in Education at the State Teachers College of
Emporia, where he was awarded two football let-
"Newt,' came to Abilene six years ago to teach
mathematics in the junior high and assist in coach-
ing. He helps Van Osdol during football season
and coaches the junior high and freshman basket-
ball teams. This year "Newt,' coached the track
Albert Hawkes attended high school and col-
lege at Hays, Kansas. Last year he received a B.
S. Degree in Education and came to Abilene to
teach mathematics. He ably assisterl "Van', in
coaching both football and basketball, and helped
Currier with track.
TOP ROW fleft to rightb-Bell, Townsend, Nash, J. Ayers, Black, Rutz, Akers, Burnett, Amshaugh, Schil-
ler, Lewis. BOTTOM ROW-Carroll, Gibbs, Garten, Franklin, Huston, McMillan, Witwer, Todd, Emery, Curtis
HIC "Cowboys," starting the football season
with only one veteran "Cowhand" on the
squad, kicked over the old dopebucket and
tied for second place in the C. K. L., with the Mc-
Pherson "Bulldogs." The Herington "Railroaders"
came in in first place.
With the only letterman, Wilbur White, at quar-
terback, Van Osdol, Currier, and Hawkes built a
team which gave Abilene its first hopes of winning
the 1934 C. K. L. sweepstakes. The squad lost but
two league and two non-league games.
The season opener was a league tilt with Linds-
borg on Abilene's field the night of September 22.
The "Cowboys" defeated the "Vikings" by a wide
margin of 13-o. This was the first of a series of
victories which lasted until junction City defeated
them October 27.
The first victory for Abilene was followed by a
second in a non-league encounter with Concordia
the next week. The "Panthers" suffered almost as
severely as the "Vikings" had, the score being I2-
o in favor of the "Cowhands."
The Herington "Railroaders" were beaten by
Abilene's eleven by a score of I4-6 on the "Cow-
boys' " home field.
October I3 proved to be unlucky for the Ells-
worth team who suffered defeat at the hands of
the Abilene warriors. The "Cowboys" won by the
narrow margin of I3-I2, which was their first
Abilene then met the Clay Center "Tigers", who
had been undefeated for two seasons, and from
them the "Hands" 'won their second non-league
The "Cowboys" then suffered their first defeat.
The junction City "Blue -lays," on their own field,
took the non-league game by a score of 7-13.
I Abilene's first league defeat came the following
week when the McPherson "Bulldogs" won from
the "Cowhands" by a score of I2-IQ.
The "Cowboys" recovered from their slump and
defeated the Chapman "Irish" in the traditional
Armistice Day battle by a one goal margin, 6-0.
Abilene suffered its second non-league defeat at
the hands of the "Cadets" when they journeyed
to Hays a few days before the final game of the
season with Salina. The score was 6-0.
The "Cowboys"' second and last defeat came
when the Salina "Maroons" downed them I9-o.
This was the worst defeat of the season and was
the one which gave Herington first place in the
With twelve of the eighteen lettermen returning,
Abilene should make a good showing again next
Those coming back next year are: W. Akers, D.
Burnett, H. Bell, C. Black, D. Chaves, E. Carroll, L.
Franklin, R. Garten, B. Gibbs, P. Huston, R. Mc-
Millan, and V. Townsend. I. Ayers, H. Lewis, C.
Rutz, I. Schiller, and W. VVhite graduate this spring,
leaving their places to be filled by the returning
lettermen and those who made up the second team
Leroy Franklin played in guard position and was
fast in getting down the field to cover punts.
Ray Garten was a good half and also played a
good brand of football at end.
Leroy Harper started at guard and played a good
game until he was forced out on account of an in-
"Pat" Huston at tackle was always ready to do
his best in opening holes or holding the opposing
"Bud" McMillan played his position at guard very
nicely and was ready to stop any thrust made by
Herman Lewis at end was fast and reliable. He
was good at breaking up opponents' passes also.
Ivan Schiller was a reliable tackle and readily
responded to the appeal to "hold that line."
"Vass" Townsend was on the receiving end of
many passes and was responsible for stopping many
end runs. ,
Clarence Rutz held down center throughout the
season and was always reliable. I K
Wilbur White at quarterback was fast and- quick
thinking. When there were no holes opened he
generally made one. Y Q
"Walt', Akers played his first season on the first
team this year and played his position at guard very
john Ayers was goodon the receiving endluof
passes while playing end, and also did some nice
work in the backfield.
"Herb" Bell held down the fullback position dur-
ing the latter part of the season and didia-good-job
fContinued on Page 29, First Columnj
TOP ROW Cleft to rightj-Hawkes, Gibbs, Black, Rutz, D. White, Van Osdol. SECOND ROW-D. Makins,
Gardner, Harper, Witwer, Rassette, Wardall, Londeen. FIRST ROW-Emery, Coleman, Amsbaugh, J. Ayers,
HE OPENING OF basketball season saw the
"Cowboys'l take the floor with three letter-
men back: John Ayers, Delbert Chaves, and
Dwaine "Buddy,' VVhite, the Abilene colored flash.
From the first, Abilene was dcped out to win the
C. K L. basketball championship again this year.
The "C0whands"' first game of the season was
their first defeat. The Sacred Heart "Knights,"
although only a class B team, defeated the Abilene
quintet both at Salina and on the "Cowboys"'
home floor, first by a score of 16-40 and in the sec-
ond game, 20-39.
Tneir first game, however, did not discourage
the "Hands" To avenge the defeat they suf-
fered in football at the hands of the Salina "Ma-
roons," Abilene won a pre-season and two league
games from the neighboring team. The score of
the pre-season game was 36-26, and others 27-24
McPherson and Abilene met twice, each winning
one of the games. The first played at McPher-
son was won by the "Bulldogs," 20-22. The second,
the "Cowboys" won by the same narrow margin,
Lindsborg was defeated by the "Cowboys" twice
during the season, both times by an almost two to
one score. The first game was 32-16, the last 25-
14. The 'fVikings" were the only team which Abi-
lene defeated twice by such wide margins.
Ellsworth was also defeated by Abilene's quin-
tet, twice. The score, however, both times, was
closer than with Lindsborg. The first game was
31-26, the second 34-27.
The "Cowboys' " first encounter with the Chap-
man team was one of defeat, but by the narrow
margin of one point, 23-24. Three weeks later,
the "Hands" on their own floor took the second
Abilene added two more victories to its list af-
ter it had met Herington twice. The first game's
score was 16-15, and the last, 36-17.
Abilene played a non-league game with Lincoln
and one with junction City. The "Cowhands" won
from Lincoln 47-20, but were defeated by the "Blue-
In the regional tournament, Abilene met and de-
feated Ellsworth, 35-19, and Manhattan 39-33. The
Salina "Maroons" took the finals through 26-19, giv-
ing Abilene second place and a trip to the state
The "Cowboys" met Topeka in the first round of
the state tournament and were eliminated, I6-40.
ln the consolation, Abilene defeated Chanute, 33-
31, but were defeated again by Salina, the score be-
John Ayers was one of the men who started this
season with a letter. john accounted for many of
the points made by Abilene, and as a guard, kept
the opponents' forwards on the move .
"Ed" Amsbaugh was a member of Currier's
freshman team last year, and was another good
scorer. He held down a forward position during
most of this season's games, also turning up where
his opponents least expected him.
"Herb" Bell, playing forward, did Some nice
work in that position. "Herb" is fast and cool-
headed and finds the basket when given half a
Larry "Dinkl' Curtis did such good work on the
freshman squad that he was placed at forward on
the first team. f'Dink', was not accustomed to an
audience, but kept a cool head and did some good
work near the end of the season.
Dwaine "Buddy" White was another returning
letterman, and considered one of the best guards
in the C. K. L. It was "Buddy'l White's job to
guard any member of the opposing team who was
supposed to be good. He never failed at his post,
and the "Cowboys" lose a good player.
"Vass" Townsend played at guard, and was a
real threat when allowed to shoot, even from mid-
court. "Vass" returns next year and will be a
marked man in the C. K. L.
Clarence Rutz, held down center position on the
"Cowhands' " team throughout the season and was
one of the best in the C. K. L. Rutz was respon-
sible for breaking up many plays of the opponents'
and was also good on mid-court shots. His loss
will probably be felt as much as any.
Next year four of the seven lettermen will re-
turn. Rutz and Ayers are lost by graduation this
spring, while White will be ineligible. Amsbaugh,
Bell, Curtis, and Townsend all return as the foun-
E tContinued on Page 29, Second Columnj
fContinued From Page 275
CContinued From Page 283
Charles Black at tackle was instrumental in hold-
ing the opposing line many times. Charles is one
of the heavier players and was stiff opposition when
it came to going through the line.
Delois Burnett was on hand to stop a11y attempt
of the opposing team to go through guard and he
played his position well.
Eugene Carroll, colored half, was one of the
speediest backs in the C. K. L. In a pinch, he near-
ly always found a way to gain the necessary yard-
age, and was also a good passer.
Delbert "Debl' Chaves, during the first of the
season. did some nice punting and also accounted
for many of the extra points.
-Brooks Gibbs at half was a dependable yard-
gaiuer and kept a cool head.
dation of Abilene's team. The second team and
tuose who acted as substitutes on the first team
did some good work this year, and are expected
to fill in next gear.
Sacred Heart "Knights,', Dec. 20, ftherej .... 16 40
Salina, "Maroons", Dec. 22, Qherej ................ 36 26
McPherson, "Bulldogs", jan. 5, Qtherej ........ 20 22
Salina, "Maroons", jan. 12, Cherej ................ 27 24
Lindsborg, "Vikings", Jan, 16, Qherej ............ 32 I6
Ellsworth, "Bearcatsi', jan. 19, Qtherej ,,,,.,.. 31 26
Chapman, "Irish", Jan. 23, Qtherej ................ 23 24
Herington, 'tRailroaders", Jan. 26, therej .... 16 I5
Sacred Heart, "Knights',, Feb. 2, Qherej ........ 20 39
Lincoln, Feb. 8. Qtherej .................................... 47 20
Salina, "Maroons", Feb. 6, Qtherej ................ 24 23
Chapman, "Irish", Feb. 13, Qherej ................ 36 26
McPherson, 'fBulldogs", Feb. 16, Qherej ........ 30 27
SCDY- I-i11d5l3Ofg, uvlklugsn -------------- 13 0 Lindsborg, "Vikings", Feb. 21, ttherej ..,,.... 25 I4
SCP? COUCOYOIH, Hpallthefsu ---- 12 0 -function City, "Bluejays", Feb. 23, ftherej .... 2Q 34
OCK HCfi11gfO11, 'iR3i1fO?1flC1'5n 14 6 Herington, "Rallroaders", Feb. 27, Qtherej .... 36 T7
Oct. Ellsworth, "Bearcats" ....-. I3 12 Ellsworth, 'fBearcats", March 2, fherej ........ 34 27
Oct- C19-5' Center, "T1gCf5H ------ 7 0 Regional Tournament, March 8-10
Oct. JLl1'lCtl01'1 City, HBlllC Jays" 7 I3 Ellgyvgfth, "Bga1'Cat5" .'---'-ul------------------------------- I9
Nov- MCPl'1C1'SOU, "Bulldogs" ---------- I2 19 Manhattan ......,,....,.,......,.,.,..,...,,,,..,,,.,...,,,....,.....,.. 39 33
NOV- Chalimilll, nI1'lSh,, -------------------- 6 0 Salina, "Maroons', ,,,..,...,,,.,,,,.,,,,,.....,,.....,.....,,,,. 26 29
NOV- H9-YS, "Cf-Ldfftsl' ------------- 0 6 State Tournament, March 15-17
Nov. Salina, uIVl3.1'0O1lSn .. ........ 0 I9 rfqpgka ,,--.----,-----,,.--,------,,,--, , -,-,-I,,-,,--,,,,----,,,-,,-.,.,--- I6 40
'- - Chanute ................. .......... 3 3 31
Total ------- 84 75 Salina, Hll"lCll'OOllSi, .. .......... 2I 23
OR THE FIRST TIME since 1931, track was
held in A. H. S., with forty boys reporting
for practice at the beginning of the season.
With but two weeks' practice the "Cowboy" track-
men entered a dual meet at Herington with the
"Railroaders" and placed second.
The next track meet was also a dual meet held
at Clay Center. With a greater amount of practice,
the "Cowboys" made a better showing but still
rated only second place.
A triangular meet followed with the Chapman
"Irish" and the McPherson "Bulldogs" at Chap-
man. This time Abilene ranked with a higher
number of points, but by a close margin Chapman
succeeded in winning first with the A. H. S. track-
sters second and McPherson third.
A week before the Central Kansas League track
meet in Salina, Abilene participated in a quadrang-
ular track meet at Salina, and placed third with
junction City first, Salina second, and McPherson
fourth. ln this meet Abilene took only one first
which was the 440-yard dash.
Monday, May 7, Salina was the host to the C.
K. L. track meet from which the "Cowhands"
emerged with fifth place. Abilene took two sec-
onds: the mile relay and the 440-yard dash, and
third in the shot-put, to make a final total of fif-
Abilene will have all but two lettermen back next
year, Clarence Rutz and Elmer Hollar. Those
who received letters and the events in which they
participated are as follows:
Amsbaugh, medley relay, Book, half mile relay,
Bell, Ioo-yard dash, Burkhardt, mile relay, Curtis,
pole vault, javelin, Gibbs, broad jump, relay, Har-
per, hurdles, javelin, Hollar, foo, 220, 440-yard
dashes, Kauffman, half mile, McMillan, pole
vault, Muller, javelin, mile, Nugent, hurdles, mile
relay, Parsons, mile relay, half mile, Rutz, shot-
put, high jump, mile relay.
At the Regional Track Meet in Manhattan, Fri-
day, May II, the mile relay team composed of Har-
per, Gibbs, Rutz, and Hollar failed to place.
Gobf and Tennis
For the first time in the history of tl1e school,
Abilene placed first in the C. K. L. Golf Tourna-
ment held at Abilene, Saturday, April 28, 1934.
The 'fCowboy" golfers were Donald Dieter and
Fred Gardner. Dieter ranked first while Gardner
tied for fifth. This is Dieter's last year in A. H. S.,
a11d his place will probably be hard to fill next year.
In tennis this year, Abilene took part in only one
competitive meet, which was the Central Kansas
League Tennis Tournament held in Salina, Tues-
day, May 8, in which Abilene placed fourth.
The singles players were Lyle Fackler and Elmer
Hollar. Having had no actual tournament play,
they succeeded in winning fourth place as also did
the doubles team composed of Dudley Londeen and
Both Fackler and Hollar graduate this year, and it
is expected that their shoes will be hard to fill from
the ever-increasing number of tennis playing un-
Two old college chums, Dan and Ilal, met for
the first time in many years. Dan was much mar-
ried and a family man to boot, as are all family
men. He invited Hal, still wearing the smile of a
bachelor, out to his house for supper to meet the
wife and Junior, his five-year-old offspring.
At the house Hal did everything he could to
amuse the kid, including giving him his watch to
play with. It was while Hal was in one room talk-
ing to the missus that Dan came running in from
another where he'd been playing with junior and
exclaimed, "Gosh, Junior is going to be an auction-
eer when he grows up. Ha! Ha! Halu
"What makes you think so?" queried Hal.
"VVhy, he just put your watch under the ham-
PA TO THE RESCUE
It seems that a young chap, courting a young
girl, was conscious that papa, stuck around a great
deal and seemed to have suspicions. Being a nice,
frank fellow he, decided to put his cards on the ta-
ble. o he said to papa:
"Sir, I warn you! One of these evenings I'm
going to elope with your daughter."
"Young man," replied pa, "step down to the
garage with me a minute !',
Not a mite abashed, the young chap asked, "Are
you going to attempt to thrash me?"
"No, indeedli' came back father. "I'm going to
give you a ladder!"
NO PUBLICITY WANTED
joe Schibble, of the Daily Blotz, was excited.
You might even say joe was a-twitter. And you
could hardly blame him, for he was about to gain
an interview withg Vilma Vacuum, Holl.ywood's
most glamorous star. Vilma, noted for her si-
lence, seldom granted an interview to the lowly
press. Small wonder that Ioe's blood pressure ran
The drawing-room curtains parted and Vilma, in
person, stood before him.
"Ah, Miss Vacuum," he greeted her, bowing low,
"this is, indeed, a pleasure."
'fPleaSe do not keep me long," commanded Vilma
rather severely, "I hate interviews. I wish news-
papers would leave me alone."
"I'll only be a minute, Miss Vacuumf, replied
joe. "I just want a message to your fans for our
"You may tell them," said Vilma, "that I de-
spise publicity in any form."
"Marvelous l" said joe. "In behalf of our paper,
I want to thank you for the story. Goodbye, Miss
"Ch, one thing more," Vilma added. "If you
put that story in the back of the paper where no-
body'll see it, I'll raise the devil, see l"
Eddie-He may preach against card playing, but
I have nothing but praise for our new minister.
Freddie-Yeah, I noticed that when the collec-
tion plate was passed around.
tContinued from page I3j
To the janitors we leave the 19,3362 wads ol
chewing gum. QDoublemint, Black Jack, Yucatan,
and Spearmintj Also we leave our trade-mark of
ink blotches and a few nails and bolts at the front
of the study hall.
To the office we bequeath 99,139 "fake" excuses
and "phoney', phone calls. Also our excellent way
of changing "2's" to H1,SU on attendance cards.
Besides these we leave a few personal items:
"Chuck" Sloop leaves his "knighthood,' stature
and "dumb" wise cracks to "Oscar" Ham1lto11.
Hazel Huston leaves her key-book "How To Win
a Man" to Kathryn Jean Wilson.
Marvin and Melvin Tinkler leave to Wayne and
Dwight Zook their ability to fool the teachers as
to "who's who."
Wilbur White and "Kenny" Holmes leave to
Harold Kauffman and Elwood Baker their man-
dolins with which to win Vivian Worley and Faye
Cleobelle Seaton leaves her meekness and tim-
idness to "Dode" Buchanan.
Junior Leonard leaves everything but "Rosey."
Don Berger, still trying to graduate, leaves noth-
ing he may use next year.
Lucile Cormack, Dorothy Dahnke, Mary Lucile
Asling, and Marie Haslouer leave to all the juniors
their intelligence in physics.
Lawrence Dieffenbaugh leaves to Elinor Welch
his ability of "public speaking" and about three
bucks made on history projects.
Stephen Hollenback and Francis Brown leave
their athletic careers to Hugo Monroe and Har-
Bernice Berger, Lucille Hugg, Edna Flannagan,
and Doris Van Duyne leave to the G. A. A. four
slightly used weight reducers. P. S. See "Chief"
Imogene Tyler and Thelma White leave to Bish-
op Anderson and Delbert Chaves their love and
Duane Giese bequeaths to his kid brother, Leland,
his political career in A. H. S.
Hazel Weber, Margaret VVhitehair, and Gwen-
dolyn Romine leave a set of straight A's to any one
needing them. CP. S. "Lettie" Welsh and "Red" Mc-
Ilnay recently applied.J '
Burga Yorgenson leaves her uvamping wayn to
Mary Alice Logan.
Beverly Mustard leaves to Van Osdol nine V-8
Fords, II semi-unit trucks, 300 head of cattle, and
one-half the state of Texas.
Jeanne Rogers and Ruth Hurd leave their social
position to be attained by Irene Fargo and Veda
Donald Billings leaves his "mooching" ability to
"Ozz" Siininzms leaves all his books tonej to the
Abilene High School Library.
John Lesher, Glenn lfVeber, and Joe VVhitehai1'
leave three pool cues and six pool balls to Junior
Duckwall, Bob Slicarer and Bob Blachly.
Lowell Lauer leaves his ability to write poems
for the "Booster" to Dean Townsend.
Dorothy Jean Miller and Dorothy Miller leave
to Raymond Miller and Janet Miller all their flour
sieves and tools and all that stuff.
Bruce Nemecheck leaves his famous polygon the-
ory to the mathematics department to be used as
a basis for 1935.
Inez Hicks leaves to Lloyd Milham 934 slightly
used automobiles Qapply Hick's Salvage Companyg
Charles Martsolf, Jack Nelson, Arthur Nichols,
Earl Stoffer. and "Herb,' Meuli leave all their hot
dates, canned heat, and late hours to "Dud,' Lon-
Donald Dieter leaves his famous "gift of gab"
to Paul Morse.
Vivian Stevens leaves her power over Mr. Lees
to Gladys Kauffman.
Oliver Hartenstein and "Bill" Weaver leave ev-
erything they possess Qnothingj to Eugene- Daw-
Dean Issitt parts with everything but his "Joy."
Leroy Anderson QTortoisej leaves his speed and
intelligence to "Dick', Nash.
Verda Stants leaves her "air-cooled" 1936 Chrys-
ler car to George Rassette.
Dwight Pickerall leaves his height and weight
to Bill Burnett.
Mick and Owens leave their good times to Pres-
ton Johnston and Stewart Verckler.
Joe Bonfield and Alfred Making leave the job of
writing a class will to anybody who is dumb enough
to take it.
And last but not least Robert Harding Brooks
leaves his power over ladies, his alertness, and ul-
tra-smartness to none other than William "Willy"
ALFRED "AL" MAKINS
JOSEPH "JOE" BONFIELD
JEANN E ROGERS
WILLIAM "BILL" OWENS
In witness whereof, We, the Class of 1934, the
testators, have, to this, our will, set our hands and
seal this 22nd day of May, Anno Domini, one thou-
sand nine hundred and thirty-four.
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