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On a brlght September day back 1U 1937, twenty-one llttle boys and
glrls left the1r mothers at the front door of home to make the1r f1TSt
lone Journey to school These twenty-one were Edward Boyenga, Lloyd
Gardner, Charles Gr1fI1th, Franklln Kramer, Benny Lew1s, Duane Han1E,
Joe Nelson, Terrance Shellard, Sheryl Sokollk, Mearl Stevens, Henry Wag
ner, Patty Arndorfer, R1ta Kenlnger, Darlene Kothenbeutel, Norma Schach
terle, Gall Schoeneman, Margaret Specht, Dorothy Ples, Ablgall Van Hel
den, Harrlet Borchers, and Joan Krull
In kindergarten our prlde and Joy was our llttle band Another lea
ture was our rest perlods rlght before recess Some of us efen vent to
sleep and slept through recess we also had our own store 1 Nl1Ch we
learned how to GO the shopp1ng for our mothers When M15 B ck r f
we needed punlshment, she would put us 1n the store room l w s
after we found the llght swltchl
to the convent and also Harxlet Borchers, Patty Arndorfer and Mearl Ste
vens we galned Roxle Fossler, Larry McDowell and Robert P165 In
f1PSt grade we had a dally lnspection 1n whlch clean teeth and hanker
ch1efs were essentlals Our teacher thls year was M155 Ubben, who we
found to be very handy wlth the ruler in more ways than one
we reached second grade ln the mldst of puppet shows Miss Tool, who
had a fear of mlce and a love for chlldren, was our teacher This year
we lost Joan Krull but gained Eslel and Ferdlnand Kleln and Barry Metz
ger We had a b1g party helping M185 Ubben and Mlss Tool celebrate
In thlrd grade we gained Ruth Kaus and lost Barry Metzger, Eslel and
Ferdinand Klein Thls year we had a turtle called WToby W He escaped
the n1ght of the Junlor Senlor Banquet and we found hlm in the gym the
next day Mlss Ph1ll1ps ev1dently found us very trylng, for at tlmes
she would walk the floor blowlng her whistle and wearlng a very red faze
In fourth grade, w1th MISS Waalkes as our teacher, we heard a great
deal about her family, eipeclally about a certaln nephew who we were to
meet ln nlnth grade This year we galned Ronald DeMav1s, but lost h1m
agaln we also galned Edward Heltland and Velma Holcomb
In flfth grade we again had Mlss Waalkes as a teacher we lost Dar
lene Kothenbeutel and Edward Boyenga We galned Jerry'Pieters, Joanne
Persons, Dorls Rogers, Delores and V1rg1n1a Swanson and Aletha Boor
Due to the shortage of teachers, the fourth and flfth grades were putin
a room together You may blame some of our scholastlc faults on the
fact that we never learned to study and l1sten at the same tlme
Bernard Boor, Delbert Drew, Marlene Eichmeler and Doris Burman
Jolnted our works ln slxth grade. Charles Griff1th, Dor1s Rogers and
Larry McDowell left us. Miss LaVerle Vokt was our instructor. The two
sexes were beginning to be attracted to each other--love notes.
we entered into Junior High with nineteen members and Miss Marschall
as our teacher. we lost Edward Heitland, Benny Lewis, Robert Pies,
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' . y E' OOKO
In our journey to first grade, we lost Rita Keninger and Duane Hanig
. . .
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Terran e Shellard and Sheryl S0kOl1ko ROS6m3T1e RiChtSme1eP WHS Ourfwuv
new member The flve boys were completely out classed by the FITWS
were row fully grown Ev1dence 1S glven by the fact that we had no more
rece Se But we d d mlss thos games, or1g1nated by Terrance bhellard
ln whlch the hero captured the queen
Miss Ramsdell was our teacher lh elghth grade and she surprlsed us by
gettlng marrled durlng Chrlstmas vacatlon we had our own newspaper,
The Flop' Another thlng that caused lots of commotlon were +lose wed
dlng announcements, wrltten by certaln members of the class and frequent
ly pa sed from seat to seat, Delbert Drew off1c1at1ng Our plCH1C d n
ner was eaten at the publlc park on account of ra1n Thls year We
ga1ned Irene Claassen, Terrance Shcllard and Morris Ackerman
Hlgh School at last! The new members of the freshman class lncluded
George Abbas, Henr1etta Abbas Joan Abbas, Vlrgll Bevlng, Darrell Bleek
er, Gertrude Borchers, Paul DeVr1es, Duane Dlemer, Duane Hanlg, Ronald
Harken, B111 defielneler, Glerrus Hlnders, Clair Holdgrafer, Fern Heus
man, Elmer K nlnger, Rlta Yenlnger, Charlotte Kleln, Harold Llndaman,
Delore Melnders Merle Jevenho en, Leonard Oelmann, Rosemary O'Hare,
Marvln Rops, Donna Schlampp, Rlchard Slcard, Joseph Steffen, Delores
Winters, Verla Z nser, Francls Kuper and Arthur Melnders we lost Rose
marle Rlchstmeler, Delores and Vlrginla Swanson and Aletha and Bernard
Boor With Mr Rltland as our hero1c gulde, we struggled through Algebra
and the usual, horrlble freshman trials, including initiatlon Those
gunny sacks weren't very flattering!
Our sophomore year meant another struggle, this tlme with Geometry
but we all managed to pass Miss Whelan proved to be a worthy sponsor,
helping us to plan numerous picnics Will we ever forget the sm oo
r1de to the class p1cn1c at Eldora 1n a cattle truck' Thls year we lost
In our Junior year we sponsored the Junlor-Senlor Banquet, UOut of
This Worldh--and we w1shed we were from the day we started worklng on it!
However, with Mlss Anderson, lass Wurster, and Mr Dean as our sponsors,
we had the best banquet ever we lost Arthur Meinders, Francls Kuper
and an old timer, Joe Nelson, but galned Verle Helsabeck and Luella Fis
cher Th1s year the class presented NA Date With Judyn w1th ROX16 as
Judy and Terry as 00218 and what a handsome couple they made' Ruth
Kaus and Charlotte Kle1n were elected to the Nat'l Honor Soc1ety
At last, proud sen1ors of the class of 'SOI we galned Sylvia Ander
son and lost Verle Helsabeck and Chemlstry and Driver's Trainln en
tered our lives. Bes1de wash1ng windows, we have been kept busy with
numerous aCt1V1t1eS The class play HThe Inner Wlllyu, w1th Morris
Ackerman as Willy, proved to be quite a sensation Durlng six weeks of
pract1ce, MOTT1S never
1ng three young glrls'
senlors at El Juco Day
Along about thls tlme,
peting in the distr1ct
forty-one students on
tlred of the full attentlon of s1x women mnclud
On March 31, Ellsworth College entertalned the
and the1r musical comedy, UTassels In The Airn
many seniors were runnlng here and there, com
and state muslc contests. May 16, Des Moines saw
i the1r Sklp Day--the capital, museum, radio sta-
tlons and newspapers all interested us--almost as much as the ride home.
Wlth the a1d of Miss Rath and Mr. Stark, our ever-helpful sponsors, we
climaxed our Beam sales-campaign by glving a part Ma S 1950.
.150 we end our days at Ackley High. But its friendships and memories
W1 never be f0I'80ft0f1- So l0fi8, kids, don't do anything we wouldn't do
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