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R. H. Griffel, Ralph Fear, Mrs. George Weber
WA genuine interest and devotion to public education should be the first
qualification of a school board member . . . A really good school board mem-
ber is broadminded and open-minded. He is willing to give substantial blocks
of time to discharge his responsibilities as a school board member. He is
willing to give his devotion to a cause and a program of activities that is
directed by someone other than himself, namely, the superintendent of schools.
. . . A good school board member has a sense of humor and a capacity for
human understanding . . . He knows that his interest in the welfare of school
employees is one of the best ways to make sure that the employees are de-
voted to the children . . . The good school board member likes people and
sees many of them . . . He believes that the future welfare of the community
is closely tied up with the success of the school system . . . He exercises
a leadership that comes as near being unselfish as human beings can attain,
for the promotion of public education means the furtherance of all social
institutions in a democracy.N--Twenty-first Yearbook of American Association
of School Administrators
Rosa Engel--Junior-High Principal
Don Stark Senior Hi h Princi al
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Helen Rath--Business Education
E. Dorothea Jacob--English
Cleta Buzicky--Vocal Music, English
Haralyn Lister--Vocational Homemaking
Kent Boyd--Industrial Arts, Science .
Richard Bowen--Math, Physical Education
Robert Dean--Instrumental Music
Everett Halstead--Vocational Agriculture
Dean Creger--History, English Jr. High
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Seated: Francis Kearney, Marilyn Meyer, Thelma Weber, Shirley Klein, Ronald Sietsema
Standing: Darwin Munier, Don Achtermann, Verla Janssen
Early in the school year, work was begun
the group pictures were taken in November and
seen working on pictures and copy during their
tures and other group pictures were taken in
The sales campaign was officially opened
on the Torch of 1951. Some of
members of the staff could be
spare time. The seniors pic-
February and work was begun in
at an assembly on February S,
when a television broadcast was presented to show the magnificent changes
which have occurred in the Torch during the last fifty years. The 1951 Torch
was distributed on Class Day.
BUSINESS MANAGER--VERLA JANSSEN
Ronald Sietsema, Merlin Janssen, Daryl Becker, Darwin Munier
Irene Pohlman, Mary Lou Kahle, Louella Devrles
CLASSES EDITOR--DARWIN MUNIER
Daryl Becker, Patricia Reber, Darlene Noble, Marvin Fritz
ACTIVITIES EDITOR--THELMA WEBER
Norma Oelmann, Marjorie Sessler, Maxine Sailor, Darrell Dass
Don Achtermann, Lorraine Oelmann
FEATURES EDITOR--SHIRLEY KLEIN
Peggy Burma, Louella Devries, Francis Kearney, Darwin Munier
SPORTS EDITOR--FRANCIS KEARNEY
Darrell Dass, Lavern Muller, Russell Beving, Edward Boyenga
Lucile Claassen, Norma Schachterle, Lois Murra, Norma Arends
Elizabeth Arends, Norma Ubben
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Colors--Blue and Silver
Motto--HOur glory consists not in never failing,
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President . . . . . . . . . . Daryl Becker
Vice President . . . .... Shirley Klein
Secretary-Treasurer .... . Mary Lou Kahle
Social Chairmen . Darrell Dass, Thelma Weber
Underlined numbers denote office
Hier he a mlghty man must be
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Class Officer N
Student Council M
Class Play 3,h
uSHe climbs the ladder of suc-
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National Honor Society 3,U
Class Officer 2,3,H
Glee Club l,2,3,E
Mixed Chorus M
Pep Club 3,2
Student Council 2
Class Play 3,4
Mary Q93 Kahle
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National Honor Society H
Class Officer M
Argus Editor M
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National Honor Society
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Mixed Chorus 1,
Quartet H, Quintet l,2,3
Trio 2, Solos l 2,3,H
Student Conducting 3,H
Student Council l
Homecoming Queen 2
he is like a cork, you can't
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Class Officer 3
Glee Club l,2,3
Pep Club 3,h
HNot all blondes are light-
Glee Club 1,2 3,u
Mixed Chorus 2,k
Pep Club 3,k
Class Play 3
uCet thee behind me Satan--and
Class Officer 1
A Club 3,h
Class Play M
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Glee Club 2
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Glee Club 2,3 N
Mixed Chorus 2,h
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Football 3,N, Cap't W
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Mixed Chorus M
Boys Chorus N
A Club 3,l+
'Efficient in a quiet way.'
Band l 2,3 M
Glee Club 2
u5ur three-fold girl ready
to laugh love and live.n
Class Officer l,2,3
Glee Club 1,2 jah
Mixed Chorus 1,
Pep Club 3,h
Class Play 3
Homecoming Queen 3
NK gal so very mild and meek,
even her shoes refuse to squeak!
Dumont High School 1,2
Glee Club 1,2 3 M
Mixed Chorus l,2,h
Class Play 3
"5estined to be a farmer's
Glee Club 2,3 1+
Mixed Chorus 2 H
Sextette 3 Solo 3,h
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duty go to smash.'
Mixed Chorus 2,3,h
Boys Chorus 3 M
Instrumental Croups 3 M
A Club 3 u Pep Club 5
Class Play 3,h
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Glee Club 2
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Class Officer 1
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Glee Club 2,3 2
Mixed chorus 5,3,u
Sax Quartet 2 3,b
Drum Major 2,3,k
Instrumental solo 2,3,h
Pep Club 2 3,u
Class Play 3
Homecoming Queen 1
he seems quiet but don't let
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'I Enov that knowledge will
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Class Officer 1,2
Band 2 3,k
Mixed Chorus U
Boys Chorus N
Small Groups 3 N
Student Council 3,N
Class Play 3,k
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Pep Club 5
Hlim engaged but not to my
Pep Club 3
Cheer leader 8
Class Play 3
Men annoy me, but I like to be
Class Play 3
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Class Play M
WIII great men come from the
National Honor Society N
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Track 2 3
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Student council 3,5
Class Play 3,h
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Band 1 2,3 5
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Student Council 1,3
Class Play M
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Pep Club 2, 3 ,1+
Queen Attendant H
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Pep Club 3
Class Play 3,k
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speed but a smile a minute
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Pep Club 3 M
Y-Teen 1,2 3,2
clee Club i
gean ee 9
No one can enioy life alone.'
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Class Play 3
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le school thought
So they gave them a chance to vote
When their Torches
These are the representative seniors
In the final bout.
They are of good choosing
Without a doubt.
Po ular Darlene
Is her name.
That's where she
Gets her fame.
Do you often Ronald Sietsema
A joyous sound? Is date bait,
Then our pggt e Most o ular and handsome
Marjorie Es around. Ee Hoes rate.
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Secretary - - Lowell Borchers
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Council - - Jerry Thaden
Sponsors - - Miss Lister
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Is it a bear? . . The Russians
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Don't wreck it, boys . . . Are those thistles?
. . . Sleepless night in the Gage mansion . . From
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Council - - Dona d o on
Vice-Pres. - - Thomas Roth
Sponsors - - Miss Carmichael
Sec.-Treas. - - Barbara Hofmelster Mr. Bowen
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Gene Noble, Anna Johnson, LeRoy Benning, Darwin Miller. Middle Row: Jake Koop, Grace Smith,
Shirley Pies, Mildred Benning, Lauretta Humke, Shirley Vanderwerf, Mary Ann Boelman, Josephine
Mulder, Walter Kreimeyer, Jimmy Wolf. Front Row: Lorraine Roegner, Maxine Benning, Duane
Abbas, Mary'Ann Winters, Rita Heitland, Audrey Kahle, David Kaus, Larry Neal, Martha VanHove.
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Top Row: Darlene VanHeiden, Frank Bartling, Marvin Clawson, Newlyn DeBerg, Junior Frerichs,
Rodney Kreimeyer, Keith Burman. Middle Row: Donna Abbas, Dale Kreimeyer, Richard Humke, Jean
Stowe, Wayne Brass, John Schafer, Joan Munier, Sharon Freese. Front Row: Herumn Aldinger,
Robert Ryken, Dean Roelfs, Freddie Sailer, Delbert Kreimeyer, Alan Fedge, Billy Bissell.
Schweertman. Middle Row: Alvin Wubbena, Meint Hueeman, Janice Barrington, Josephine Dobbs,
Donna Heffelmeier, Lester uller, Marlene Greenfield. Front Row: Floyd Miller, Duane Hosch,
Richard Stauffacher, Dorothy Wubbena, Marilyn Cobie, Sharon Diemer.
Top Row: Mary Humke, Gene Miller, Virginia Clawson, Gordon Ploeger, Roger Reints, Shirley
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Back row: Shirley Klein, Francis Kearney, Thelma Weber
Front row: Mary Lou Kahle, Donald Achtermann, Marjorie Weber
Back row: Duane Abbas, Shirley Sessler Vern Achtermann Jean Ryken, Rita
Heitland, Alan Fedge. Middle row: Shirley Schweertman, Darold Sprain, Jerry
Thaden, Daryl Becker, Gene Scallon, Donald Johnson. Front rows Gordon Ploeger,
Barbara Clawson, Donald Achtermann, Francis Kearney, Dorothy Kuper, Stanley
Marjorie Sessler, Marilyn Meyer, Marjorie Weber
Norma Oelmann, Shirley Klein, Thelma Weber
President . . . . . . . . Shirley Klein
Vice President . . Marilyn Meyer
Secretary . . . . . Marjorie Weber
Treasurer . . . . . . Marjorie Sessler
Program Chairman . . . . Thelma Weber
Social Chairman . . . . . Norma Oelmann
Service Chairman . . Frances Schoeneman
The Y-Teens made a lot of new friends at their annual Y-Then Mix on Septem-
ber l5. A total of 66 girls joined the club this year, making it a very ac-
tive organization. Some of the program topics were: Dating, Makeup, Music,
Good Grooming, and International Y-Teens. Meetings were held twice a month.
Many social activities are promoted by the Y-Teens. Again this year, the
club sponsored a semi-formal dance, 'Frosted Fantasy' at the Legion Hall or
December 22. The occasion was invitational--each girl bringing a guest. The
annual Mother - Daughter Tea was held on May M. As a money-raising project
this year, the girls sold personal stationery. The Y-Teens also participated
in a Y. W. World Fellowship Drive and sent a gift to a foreign Y.W.C.A.
On October 7, fifteen girls attended the annual fall conference held at
Mason City. At this conference, Marjorie Weber was elected district secretary
for the coming year. Also in October the Y-Teen homecoming float, 'An Old
Woman in the Shoe,' received first prize.
The Y-Teen financed and published the Argus,asem1-monthly school newspaper.
Mary Lou Kahle was editor and Marjorie Sessler acted as business manager. The
Argus appeared promptly at four o'c1ock every other Thursday and had a circu-
lation of 200.
Back rows H. Burma V. Scallon E. Bevin F. K A. Abb B. nnrr
V. Steffen, D. stefan, K. Muller H. firms. earnaiddle reefs' M. Abbag:
L. Fisher, J. Humke, D. Sprain, C. Abkes, M. Janssen D. Lindaman, V. Heet-
land, G. olkersb Mr. Halstead. Front rows K. Heinders, H. DeBerg, E. Ub-
ben, E. Harken, . Wiarda, D. Dass, B. Rotgers, C. Rotgers, R. Hevenhoven.
President' . . . . . Darrell Dass
Vice President . . Donald Lindaman
Secretary .... Francis Kearney
Treasurer . . . Willard DeBerg
Reporter . . . . Kenneth Muller
Sentinel . . . Albert Abbas
Adviser . . . Mr. Halstead
PROJECTS and ACTIVITIES
The F.F.A. handled the sale of a carload lot of seed potatoes.
The boys made cement hog troughs in shop for sale to hog raisers.
Many soils throughout the community were tested for lime content.
Seeds were tested for germination and purity for many farmers.
A number of corn yield tests were made using corn supplied by a hybrid corn
producing company. Albert Abbas had the highest yield--99 bushels per acre.
A Dairy Judging Team, consisting of Robert Rotgers, Lee Fisher, Kenneth Muller,
and Virgil Heetland, placed high in Judging cattle at the Dairy Congress.
Boys entering the Speaking Contest were: Lee Fisher Public Speaking, Francis
Kearney, Extemporaneous Speakingg Vincent Scallon, FFA Creedg and a Parliamen-
tary Prooedure team composed of Darrell Dass, Merlin Janssen, Albert Abbas,
Marvin Abbas and Donald Lindaman.
The Ackley FFA Basketball team met teams from surrounding towns and won three
games while losing none. On the team were: D. Steffen R. Rotgers, M. Abbas
A. Abbas V. Steffen F. Kearney, and W. DeBerg. The FFA also had a softball
team that was active ln the summer.
For the first time this year, the chapter bought several gilts and gave them
to members to feed and raise. Members in return will give the chapter first,
third and fifth choices of the litter.
Last year 15 of the FFA members spent a 5 day vacation at Clear Lake. They en-
joyed doing their own cooking and cabin cleaning and fishing, boating, swim-
ming and skating.
UNCLE FRED FLITS BY
Presented on November 17 and 18, l9h9
Pongo Twistleton .
The Crumpet . . .
Uncle Fred . . .
A Maid . . . . .
Julia Parker . . .
Wilbur Robinson .
Mr. Parker . . . .
Mrs. Parker . .
Judge Basher . . .
Lady Duff-Wilson .
Mary . . . . . . .
Miss Dougal . .
Miss Spencer .
A Policeman . . .
. Merlin Janssen
. . Daryl Becker
. Patricia Raber
. Norma Oelmann
. Darwin Munier
. Darrell Dass
. Lucile Claassen
. Francis Kearney
. . Marilyn Meyer
. Louella DeVries
. . Shirley Klein
. . Louis DeVries
Uncle Fred gets his greatest pleasure from dragging his
age nephew Pongo through one bewildering scrape after another
the length of introducing Pongo, as a deaf veterinarian come
of a parrot, to Julia, the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. It is love at
first sight for Pongo who has to contend with Julia's obnoxious suitor Wilbur
and her parents before this romance comes to a happy ending.
with the aid of his
dramatic critic and
vides the romantic
that three o'clock
Officers Brophy and
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Presented on April 18, 1951
Abby Brewster . .
Rev. Dr. Harper .
Teddy Brewster .
Officer Brophy .
Officer Klein . .
Martha Brewster .
Elaine Harper . .
Mr. Gibbs . . . .
Dr. Einstein . .
Officer O'Hara .
Mr. Witherspoon .
. Verla Janssen
. Darrell Dass
. . Daryl Becker
. Russell Beving
. Shirley Klein
. Mary Lou Kahle
. Don Achtermann
. . . Ed Boyenga
. LaVern Muller
. . Marvin Fritz
. Merlin Janssen
. Darwin Munier
He even goes to
'to pare the claws
Abby and Martha Brewster are two rich spinsters who kill lonely old men out
of sympathy. Teddy their nephew is just certain he is Theodore Roosevelt. Jon-
athan, Teddy's brother is a hardened criminal, who escapes the law for a time
plastic surgeon, Dr. Einstein. Mortimer Brewster is a
the only normal Brewster in the bunch. Elaine Harper, pro-
interest plus some varied comedy when her father decides
is not time for a decent young girl to be brought home.
Klein think they know the Brewsters. But they don't know
about unsuspecting men like Mr.Gibbs and Mr. Witherspoon who are offered elder-
berry wine. Lieutenant Roone and Officer O'Hara mi ht t a
but O'Hara is too concerned with his prospective novel, a2dPRdggg?njggtn5gegg?t
I got to looking through an old scrapbook the
other day and found some pictures of the good old
days at A.H.S. Wasn't '51 the class? Remember
our banquet, NCinderella Balln? Peggy, our artist,
drew and painted Cinderella and Prince Charming
and all the little birds and mice. Remember how
the rest of the class slaved over gardenias, pump-
kin-coach programs and chandeliers?
Will you ever forget that last-minute rush?
What finally did hold the castle up? We drove and
drove for violets for the castle-One lonely clump!
The night came and so did the seniors of 1950
Were they surprised! Hal At least the meal was a
surprise. No one expected a tree in their desert.
The meal was served by Cinderellas and Prince
Charmings. Entertainment during the banquet con-
sisted of the usual speeches, a dance by Two
Fairies the Knight Twins, and a song by our Three
Little birds, Norma, Thelma, and Lorraine. Lee
Baron furnished the music for the dance. During
the evening Marjorie Sessler and Ronald Sietsema,
the rest of
I must get back to work now.
Write and tell me what you remember of A.H.S.
and Prince Charming, led in a dance.
day some of us went to Vieshea while
us dismantled our masterpiece. We
all morning and carried our rocks
-- no classes, ah!
Your letter really brought back memories! We
certainly were the classl In my mind the Y-Teen
Formal, NFrosted Fantasyn, was the high-light of
the year. It was a time to dress up and have fun.
The Legion Hall was surely disguised with the snow
all around the snowmen, the evergreens and little
animals and the main centerpiece. Wasn't it fun
working on that center decoration and trying to
make that house stay together and appear as if it
had electricity? Charlene Roth was crowned queen.
Remember the punch?
Something not so formal was our high school
parties. Not many danced but we did have fun,
aiamt ve? Especially doing the decoration! as
seniors, we put on a Valentine's party. Everyone
made cupids and hearts but who covered that lamp!
The last Y-Teen function of the year was the
with the old and new presi-
we were the class! I wonder
ever had such good times!
dents pouring. Yes,
if any other one has
GIRL' UlEE l'lllIl
Back row: Shirley Heitland, Delores Benning, Rosemary Hieken, Barbara Clausen, Lucile
Claassen, Irene Pohlman, Shirley Schafer, Dorothy Kuper, Verlyn Weber, Phrilyn Meyer,
Frances Schoeneman, Harriet Schultz, Middle row: Jean Ryken, Ruth Lindaman, Barbara Hof-
meister, Norma Arends, Lenora Koenen, Frances Kaus, Eleanor Peters, M rjorie Weber, Eunice
Clawson, Pat Meyer, Donna Wolf, Charlene Roth, Front row: Hat Raber, Norma Hanig, Irene
Krise, Darlene Oelmann, Shirley Sessler, Darlene Freese, Shirley Klein, Lorraine Oelman,
Erma Freese, Norma Oelmann, Lorna Knight, Thelma Weber, hiss Buzicky.
President . . . . . . . Marilyn Meyer
. Vice President . . . . Norma Oelmann
Secretary-Treasurer . . Shirley Klein
Social Chairmen . . . . Thelma Weber
Librarians . . . . Marjorie Weber
The Girls Glee Club of 1951, under the direction of Miss Cleta Buzicky,
appeared at numerous occasions this year. They presented two numbers at the
Christmas Program and two at the Spring Musicale. They also sang for the
County Council meeting on March 8.
The Girls Sextette and Trio are always popular groups. The Sextette sang
for the Women's Club, the County Council, and took part in the Christmas Pro-
gram and Spring Musicale. The Girls Trio sang at the Thanksgiving Program. All
three girls vocal groups entered the State Music Contest.
V. Weber, E. Freese, L. Oelmann
T. Weber, R. Lindaman, B. Hofmeister
V. Weber, L. Oelmann, B. Hofmeister
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Back row: Delores Benning, Iucile Claassen, Irene Pohlman, hrbara Clawson, Russell
Richtsmeier, Ronald Sietsem, Merlin Janssen, Donald Achterman, Stanley Heber, Phrilyn
Meyer, Frances Schoeneman, Dorothy Kuper, Shirley Schafer. Middle row: Miss Buzicky,
Ruth Lindannn, Barbara Hofmeister, Ienom Koenen, Norm. Arende, Donald Richtsmeieg Dhlter
Kreimeyer, Kenneth Muller, Kenneth Meinders, Eleanor Peters, lhrjorie Heber, Thelna Heber
Frances Kaus, Verlyn Weber. Front row: Patricia Haber, Ihrlene Oelmann, Shirley Klein,
Shirley Heitland, Jack Croker, Verne Achternnnn, Donsvon Schlegel, Ibvid Kaus, Lorraine
Oelnnnn, Ernn. Freese, Norm Oelnnnn, Lorna Knight.
The Mixed Chorus sang for the Christmas Program and the Spring Mu-
sicale, and also entered the State Music Contest. Although the Boys
Chorus did not enter the Music Contest, they performed at some programs
at school. The Mixed Chorus of 1951 proved to be a great success and
the boys and girls had a grand time working together and practicing
hck row: Verne Achternnnn, Donovan Schlegel, Kenneth Muller, George Folkerts, Lee Fisher,
Walter Kreimeyer, Donald Riohtemeier, Jack Croker, Ihvid Kaus. Front row: Billy Humke,
Kenneth Meinders, Don Achtermnn, Russell Riohtsmeier, Stanley Weber, Ronald Sietsene.,
Merlin Janssen, Miss Busicky.
President . . . . . . . . . Merlin Janssen
Vice President . . . . . Donovan Schlegel
Secretary-Treasurer . . Russell Richtsmeier
Librarians . . David Kaus, Verne Achtermenn
Martha Van Hove
Lauretta Humke, Alto
Verla Janssen, Bassa
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Jimmy Wolf, Tenor
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M.Abbas, V.Steffen, D.Kaus--Mgr, Coach Bowen
Second Row: J.Thaden K.Knoll W.DeBe R.R t D.Wi d .
A.M1ller, G.Boheman, R.Nevenhoven,rE:DeVriegsfigr. ar a, R Richtsmsier'
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With ten returning letter winners,the Ackley Raiders could do no more than
win two games. Although the breaks went the wrong way, many thrills and indi-
vidual stars highlighted the football season. The Raiders will be looking to
next season, to many experienced veterans plus some promising prospects.
Ackley lost its first football game to a big Hampton team. The score was
27-6. The second half was played on even terms, each team scoring once. R.
Sietsema scored Ackley's touchdown.
At the League Jamboree the Raiders defeated the Reinbeck Rams, 7-6. Siet-
sema reeled off a long run which was the highlight of the game.
Ackley came off the field with a victory over the West Waterloo Sophs. The
scoring credit goes to Scallon, Sietsema and Steffen for a 20-6 victory. Oppold
DeBerg and Steffen were stars on defense.
In an afternoon battle, Ackley defeated LaPcrte City by a score of 27-19.
Knoll's 60-yard touchdown run was spectacular and Scallon scored twice.
Playing their first conference game, the Raiders bowed to Traer, 13-O. Don
Steffen played a whale of a game on defense. Beving was a standout in the line.
Ackley's conference hopes were shattered by a determined Grundy eleven.
They passed to a 19-O victory although Ackley outgained them on the ground.
A large homecoming crowd saw the Raiders lose 19-O. The Raiders did every-
thing to outbattle the Teachers High team in the second half, but their fu bles
kept them on the scoreless side. Kearney intercepted a pass as the game ended.
The Raiders lost a hard fought game to the Eldora Tigers by the score of
13-6. G. Sietsema scored for Ackley. Kearney, Muller, Sietsema, Steffen and
DeBerg were tops for Ackley.
The Ackley Raiders wound up their season with a 26-13 loss to Reinbeck.
Long runs highlighted the game. Kearney's 80-yard touchdown came in the second
quarter. G. Sie sema scored late in the game.
DARWIN WIARDA--L.T.--Big tackle . . . every game brought improvements.
ALVIN MILLER--R.L.--Biggest guard in conference . . . rugged on defense.
JOE OPPOLD--R.T.--Husky tackle . . . . best all around game against W. Waterloo
RONALD NEVENHOVEN--R.T.--Good capable lad . . . showed lot of fighting spirit.
JERRY THADEN--R.E.--Signal caller . . . . small end who ustolen passes from de-
DONALD STEPFEN--Q.B.--Elected co-captain . . . bearcat on defense . . . fine
blocker and linebacker.
MARVIN ABBAS--Q.B.--Small but powerful . . . good Raider possibility next season.
KEITH KNOLL--L.G.--Came thru when the chips were down . . . . speedy open-field
GENE SCALLON--F.B.--Small nifty fullback . . . ranked top in yardage gained .
next season will see a lot of his fight.
GLENN BOHEMANN--R.E.--Good capable reserve . . . has two more years to show his
ROBERT ROTGERS--L.T.--Sophomore member of squad . . . terrific on defense.
VINCENT STEFFEN--C.--First year iron man . . . took part in most games.
GORDON SIETSEMA--F.B.--Freshman fullback . . . suffered a first game injury . .
came back late in season to exhibit great possibilities . . . . . will be a
triple threat to opponents next season.
RONALD SIETSEMA--R.H.--Scatback who was hard on opponents all season . . open
field running was terrific . . . one of two top ground gainers.
FRANCIS KEARNEY--L.H.--Tailback . . . probably led conference in kickoff returns
. . . best defensive game against T.C. . . . lots of spirit and hustle.
WILLARD DE BERG--L.E.--Good pass receiver . . . strong defensively . . . will be
one of top ends in conference next season.
RUSSELL BEVING--L.G.--Short and rugged . . . a bone crusher on defense . . . . ,
elected co-captain . . . one of top guards in conference . . . . will leave
a hard-to-fill gap.
LAVERN MULLER--R.G.--Small but mighty . . . . . . agile movements gave opponents
a rugged time . . . keen on knocking down short passes.
EDWARD BOYENGA--R.H.--A terror on defense . . . . . best all around game against
Grundy . . . will be missed in the defensive spot . . . the memory of hard
and rugged tackles lingers with T.C.
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Back row: Donavon Schlegel Vincent Scallon Keith Knoll, Jerry Thaden,
Merlin Janssen Gordon Sietsema Gene Scallon, Kenneth Muller Don
Johnson, Jack Groker, Eugene Bevlng. Front rows Mr. Engel, David Kaus,
Lee Fisher, Glenn Boheman, Russell Richtsmeier, Darrell Dass, Joe Oppold,
Darwin Wiarda, Darold Sprain, Mr. Bowen.
Merlin Janssen, Glenn Boheman, Darrell Dass, Gene Scallon and Gordon
Sietsema had the task of carrying the burden of Ackley's basketball season.
Ackley played a lot of good ball for a young, inexperienced team. The lack of
material proved to be the big factor in Ackley's unsuccessful season--one vic-
tory and fourteen losses.
Darrell Dass at 6' 3U was the tallest man on the squad. He favored pass-
ing the ball instead of shooting, had a deadly long set shot for a center, and
rebounded well under both baskets. His best game was against Eldora.
Merlin Janssen was the blond forward who had lots of ability to score.
His specialty of one hand push shots from far out helped Ackley along when the
chips were down.
Gene Scallon maintained a 7.2 point average for the season to lead all
scorers. He proved himself a reliable ball handler who had plenty of speed to
Glenn Boheman was the sophomore lad who was tough under both boards with
his rebounding power. Glenn hit his scoring stride against La Porte City with
a total of 18 points.
Gordon Sietsema was the freshman guard who played like a veteran in every
respect. His scoring punch and ball handling was a decisive factor at times
when Ackley needed a boost.
Keith Knoll proved to be a dependable substitute. His ball hawking and
rebounding kept the Raiders rolling.
This has been a real year for champions in the intra-mural sport program
at Ackley High School. Students saw some good ball games and some potential
ball players in the noon basketball league.
The program has been designed for three basic reasons: C17 to promote
good sportsmanship among players, C27 to provide entertainment for students
during the noon hour and C33 to build up the physical strength of the players.
took top honors with a 5-l record, bow-
. Marilyn Meyer was top scoring leader
can't be overlooked are Erma J. Freese,
Schachterle, Elizabeth Arends and Louella
In the girls league the seniors
ing to the juniors in the final game
on the team. Others who certainly
Verla Janssen, Irene Pohlman, Norma
There were many players from the other classes who showed up well. To
mention a few: Ruth Lindaman, Myrna Knight, Lorna Knight, Shirley Sessler
Jean Ryken, Harriet Schultz, Betty Neymeyer, Frances Schoeneman, Marjorie
,In the boys league the Juniors and seniors ended the season with a 5-1
record to tie for top honors. The seniors boasted such players as LaVern
Muller, Ron Sietsema Daryl Becker, Russ Beving, Don Achtermann Francis
Kearney and Louis DeVrles. For the juniors it was the little mighty mites--
Lowell Borchers, Albert Abbas, Don Lindaman, Marvin Abbas, Don Steffen and
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Seniors 5 l Seniors 5 1
Juniors 5 1 Freshmen 3 3
Sophomores l 5 Juniors 2
Freshmen 1 5 Sophomores 2 M
The second annual Career Day was held at Ackley High on February 15 under
the sponsorship of the Ackley Rotary Club. Seniors from Aplington, Steamboat
Rock, Parkersburg and Geneva attended the program as well as seniors, Juniors
and sophomores of Ackley.
Address--NThe Ladder to Successn . . G. E. Holmes, Iowa State College
Engineering . . . . . J. K. Wakup, Head of Gen'l Engineering, I.S.C.
Home Economics . . . . . Miss Beatrice Donaldson, Ass't Professor of
Institution Management, I.S.C.
Agriculture .Louis Thompson, Head of Farm Operation Curriculum,I.S.C.
Merchandising and Salesmanship . .James A. Sartin, Penney's, Waterloo
High School Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . Donald Howard, I.S.T.C.
Elementary Teaching . . . . . . . . . Miss Rebecca Baker, I.S.T.C.
Business Office Workers . . . . . . . Walter Obele, Office Manager
Rath Packing Co., Waterloo
Nursing . . . . Mrs. Dean Creger, R.N. and Mrs. F. W. Houlihan R.N.
Skilled Trades . . Lowell L. Carver, Head of Industrial Educ., I.S.C.
Work in the F.B.I ........ . . . William C. Hopkins, Mason City
Armed Services for Women . . . . . . . . . Miss Beatrice Donaldson
Armed Services for Men . . . . . . . . Dr. Louis Thompson
Letter winners in Raider Athletics
automatically became members of the S':'
HAH Club. Gold sweaters with purple
nA'sU shine forth as a badge of mem-
bership. The WAN Club honored Don Steffen and Russell Beving, by choosing them
honorary co-captains for this year. The annual Football Banquet was given by
the Commercial Club on November 30. Mr. Dick Claussen, Coe College football
mentor, was the speaker. Letters were awarded the team members at the banquet.
The Pep Club starte
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the year under Mr. Bogart, who went into the service after
the first six weeks. Mr. Creger was named new sponsor.
New cheer leaders were elected: Lorna Knight, Irene Krise,
Myrna Knight, and Shirley Sessler.
The officers of Pep Club are: president, Shirley Sess-
ler vice president: Lowell Borchers, treasurer: Frances
Schoeneman, and secretary: Shirley Klein.
The Pep Club bus accompanied the team to out of
town games. Does everyone remember the unscheduled
stop at Grundy, after the Reinbeck game? Somehow
those hamburgers didn't taste so good swallowed
The club also had
They sold emblems and
ating was shown when
a money raising project.
and capacity for decor-
Homecoming rolled around.
Although the float d1dn't win first prize every
one agreed it was different.
Don furnished the car for the queens but Mr. Boyd, because of his driver
training experience, was chosen to drive. Queen Frances and Attendants Shirley
and Darlene enjoyed leading the parade for Ackley's Homecoming on October 20.
. . . The Seniors, relying heavily on the girls, produced a mock wedding where
the football team married Victory. Peggy made a blushing Victory and there's
Irene as the football team. Norma Arends tied the knot . . . The eighth grade
were ready to put T. C. High in 'Acklecatraz' in addition to cries of 'Crush
.,-, V . 'em W nGas 'em.n The Sophomores
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Teachers on an orange crate and
kept them there ..... The Y-Teen
won first prize with the N0ld Woman
in the Shoe.n Here are Louella and
Mary Lou putting on
the finishing touches.
Norma Hanig was
the Old Woman!
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and say hello
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bell says when.
English class begins at nine o'clock.
Pleasant dreams must be then under lock.
Thoughts turn to authors, prose and poetry.
Without a thought to where we'd like to be.
Noon hours are tiresome and long,
That's the senior boys's song.
So away to their cars they fly.
But harkl here comes Stark on the sly.
Four o'c1ock and time for the busy
Away we go without much fuss.
Our day is ended, but where did the teachers go?
Oh yes, it's lunchtime for them you know.
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LEFT TO RIGHT: Norma U, Daryl B, Norma S, LaVern, Maxine, Norma A, Louis
and Louella, Don, Darwin, Shirley, Ronald, Darrell D, Merlin, Darlene, Pat,
Mariorie, Francis, Peggy, Ed, Verla, Elizabeth, Norma O, Irene, Russell,
Luc le, Erma, Mary Lou, Marilyn, Lorraine, Lois. ON RATTLE: Thelma, Marvin
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We wish to express our deepest appreciation to the following business
houses and business men for their cooperation in helping to make this 'Torch
ol' l9Sl" possible.
Schoeneman Imglement Co. Farmers Elevator Company
I.H.C. -- ontiac phone 3321
R. A. Weber
Jolly Mi11er,s Thermogas Gas Dealer R. H. Griffel
South Side Dairy Diamonds watches Je'1ery Roegner's D.X.
Grade A Products L, D, Roegngr
Shugar Food Store Drew's Shoe Store
Quality Groceries R Meats Quality Shoes For The Family
A. D. Weaver
Boyenga Hatchery Fred Althouse
Ed. Boyenga Barber Shop
Giese Standard Station
Roth Rexall Drug Store R. L. Probasco, D.D.S.
Dry Goods-Variety-Floor Covering
Rube Fisher D0nte1'g
Billiard Parlor The Quality Store
Ackley State Bank
Bolexi1der's Barber Shop Tegens Sf - 10 Store
Bil St b M . V 1 t I handi
rags urs' gr 'Corner Shoe Store' ar 0 y are so
P 1 Ba C. J. Doepke L '
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Russell Knight Cafe and Party Room
Aldinger Mach. k Repair Shop
Massey Harris Parts Service
Will L. Meyer H. W. Ricksmeier
General Contractor Kash R Kary Lawyer - Tax Service
Weber Motor Co. Sletsema k Fritz
Chevrolet and Oldsmobile Furniture k Funeral Service
Croker's Cafe Goettel k Son
Quality Foods L1mburg,s B iardale Store
Shoe Repair k Leather Craft
Carstens B others Dr. E. H. Witt
Ackley Bakery F1sher's Clothing
Fresh Rolls a Pastries Clothing, Furnishings k Shoes
Townsend R Merrill Co. where Friends meet
Pries Grocery R Market Millggbsgpaifligrviee
garghaggrggggtgg Ridout 011 Company
Zacharias D-X Station . Texaco Product.
E. A. Coordes
HarkE:?2ogg1?Q?ggnnb6n Your John Deere Dealer
Ruth Ann Beauty Salon
Frudden Lumber Co. Ackley Remin er
A Good Place To Trade Advertising
Photographs by Hollett Studios, Waterloo, Iowa
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