Adams Central High School - Cen Trails Yearbook (Monroe, IN)
- Class of 1953
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Text from Pages 1 - 74 of the 1953 volume:
Left to right: Williani Linn, Harold
Evan Yake, Noah Neuen-
schwander, Lester Adler, President, Glen
Workinger, Secretaryg Floyd Mitchell,
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RIEHLE TRACTOR SALES and URICK BROTHERS, Decatur, Indiana
LUCILLE BEAVERS HARVEY HAGGARD
B.S,, Indiana University B-S-, M3UChe5tef
North Manchester Tri Staff
PAUL ERDEL MAX STANLEY
A.B,, Taylor B.S., M,S,, Indiana State Teachers College
M.S., Indiana University
Th.B,, Fort XVayne Bihle College
Complinzezztr of '
PREBLE WELDING and REPAIR SI-IOP and LISTER'S STORE
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JANE REED DOYLE COLLIER
B.S., Ball State Teachers' College B.S,, Ball State Teachers' College
ROBERT RAY MARTIN XVATSON
B.M., Indiana University AB., Morehead St-ate Teachers College
B,S., llniversity of Kentucky
Graduate Study4Purdue University
ECONOMY DEPARTMENT STORE and HIGHXVAY SERVICE STATION, Decatur
B.S., Ball State Teachers College
Our Cooks j. E. THACKER
LELA ARNOLD B.S., Illinois University JOE BAUMGARTNER
and Hartford Seminary The cleaning man
ISCH HARDWARE and GIFTS
and BLUFFTON RUBBER WORKS
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A,fJi.rtanI Slzperinlendent of Sfboolf and Alorzroe 1' r
HUGH TATE -
Left to right: Leo Strahm, 6th grndeg Veda Crist,
"' 3rd gradeg Ellwyn I-Iartzler, Sth grade.
'-' Robert Brown 7th and 8th gradesg
Thelma Hendricks, 7th and Sth
gradesg Naomi Griffiths, lst gradeg
-"" Delores Byerly, 4th grade.
Leroy Cable, 7th and 8th gradesg
Mary Egley, 2nd gradeg Ezra Snyder,
7th and Sth gradesg Hugh Tate, 7th
and 8th grades.
Complimentr of GEELS JEWELRY STORE and THE SURGE STORE, Bluffton
Sing! Boys, Sing! Future Office Managers
Studying is hard
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KAY RATCLIFF ................ ......... I fire Preridenl
WALTER OSTERMAN ..... ..,.,...,....... S errelizry
GENE BLUHM ......,........ .....,..... T muurer
After the consolidation of the three townships, our
class had the privilege of being the first Freshman
class. We started out with forty-five enrolled.
One of the first things we did was to elect officers:
President, Don Holloway, Vice President, Marilyn Durrg
Secretary, Mary Michaels, and Treasurer, Pat Barger.
Mr. Collier was our class sponsor.
We enjoyed two class parties, one at the gym and
one at the Reinker School.
Once again we entered A. C. H. S. as Sophomores.
At our first class meeting, we elected Roger Longenber-
get as President, Marilyn Durr as Vice President, Shir-
ley Steury as Secretary and Virginia Mitchel as Treas-
urer. We had a quiet year, although we had a hay ride
and a party on October 20. Howard Brandyberry was
the class sponsor.
As juniors, we came back feeling very energetic. At
the beginning of the year we presented for the en-
joyment of all students a skating party at Bells Rink.
We also sold magazines and Christmas cards, trying to
make money for the class. Our officers for this year
were: President, Walter Ostermang Vice President, Gene
Bluhm, Secretary, Eileen Funk, Treasurer, Don Hollo-
way. Mrs. Reed was our class sponsor.
We are finally seniors and the class officers are as
follows: President, Don Holloway, Vice President, Kay
Ratcliffg Secretary, Walter Ostermang Treasurer, Gene
Bluhm. Our class sponsors were Mr. Haggard and Mr.
To make money for our senior trip we had bake sales,
scrap drives, concessions at ball games.
On October 28 we gave our senior play, "Finders
Creepers," which was a very good success. October 24
and 25 we smiled our best for our senior pictures, but
on December 16 we were all shocked at the results.
As our class flower we chose the red carnation, and
our colors are scarlet and white. Our class motto was
chosen as "We build the ladder by which we rise."
We, the seniors of "53" are looking forward to
May 9, when we leave on our trip to Washington, D. C.,
and New York. The baccalaureate service is to be held
May 17 and Commencement on May 19.
Now that we are coming to the end of our school
life, we say "so long" and "Good luck to the seniors
R. S. M. STUDIO and CENTRAL DAIRY
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Don ii aluuyf on :be go,
Bu! it lake! Jo much dough!
Class President 1, 4, Class Treasurer 3,
Track 5, 4, Annual Staff 3, 4, Student
Council 4, Photography Club 4, Soft-
ball 4g C-Men's Club 3, 4, FFA 3, 4.
"lVall" aluuyi' combizzer work and play,
He 11.15 fun but doenft worry on ,ferr
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Softball 2, 3. 4,
Track 2, 3, 4, Class Play 4, Annual
Staff 4, FFA 1, 2, 3, 4, FFA Officer
1, .2, 4, Class President 52 Class Secre-
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For Eddie fbi!! be .1 bof11w11,1ker.
Chorus 1, 2, 5, Band 2, 3, 4, Pep Club
5, 4, Class Play 4, Rekamemoh 2, 5, 4,
Class Treasurer 2, Pep Club President
4, Library 1, Annual Staff 3, 4, Reka'
memoh Secretary 33 Band Vice Presi-
FIRST STATE BANK
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KJ5 Iblllfj i'1.z.m'.f .ne .1 bore,
Bur fu ,mp .1 joke if azwer iz chore.
C-Mens Club 1, 2. 3. 4, Photography
Club 4, Track 2, 5. 4: l3-1SliEIl'R1ll 1, 3.
3, FFA 1, 2. 3. 4, FFA, Vice President
51 Student Council 4, Class Vice Presi-
dent 4, Chorus 51 Softball 4.
Girls .I'.1'yI Ef.1i11e'.r hir one ,md only,
And ruiflmul lin be would be lonely.
FFA 2. 5, 4, Track 2. 5. 4, Softball 2,
5, 4, Basketball 2. 3. 4, Class Play 4,
Annual Staff 5. 4, Chorus 5, C-Men's
Club 2, 3, 4, Class Treasurer 4, Class
Vice President 3.
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And uwzir zo .fake Virginia IU' bi: book-
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4g Softball 2, 3, 4,
Chorus 2, 3, Track 2, 3, 4g FFA 3, 4,
Annual Staff 4, C-Men's Club 1, 2, 3, 43
Photography Club Vice President 4.
Marvin lmf rlnmged hir mind about
gi1'l.r,' and lam :Loren Kae will: ber Jboft
FFA 1. 2. 3, 4g Photography Club
Coleen Jo happy and gay: -
Wfill nzoke L1 111.111 41 good wife some day.
Rekamemoh Club 2, 3, 4g Pep Club 3,
4, Twirler 3. 43 Annual Staff 4, Cho-
rus 2g Class Play 4.
Compliments of FOOD TOWN, Berne
Eileen liker Jezferal men at ozzrey mme
at home and one in the Jerzfire.
Class Secretary 3, Pep Club 3, 4g Class
Play 4, Rekamemoh 2, 3, 4, Annual
Staff 41 Cheerleader lg Queen Court
3, 4g Rekamemoh Vice President 4.
Some boy! would have to lzuxlle
To meet up wills D0z1'5 mufrle.
Basketball 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 3, Softball
2, 3, 45 C-Men's 2, 3, 4.
Rag Jays lmrkezbnll i.r hir fmforile
sport: and a lot of time if Jpenl on
lbe hall muff.
B2Sk6'fb2ll 1. 2, 3, 4g Softball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Track 2, 3, 4, Class President 2g C-
Mens Club 1, 2, 5, 4.
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Ernie med to be Ibe lmihful beau in
our flair, bu! now lae'J rboxen zz
Mathematics Achievement Program 13
Class Play 4.
Earl giref azz impreniofz mreg
He newer .reemr 10 rbau' .1 fare.
jefferson lg Basketball 1, 23 Track 1, 2.
Arlene If .llllkljf lmrd .11 ll'01'k, .fwnedny Life ,fcn11,f In lure .1 rm, lu .1ggm1'.1le
mme fJUIOIIJ' perfmz I0 be. rome ltnzflver ezery day.
Chorus lg IU Geometry Test 25 Reko- Class Play -tg Basketball 1, 2,
memoh 2. 3, 41 Rekomemoh Program
Chairman 5: Annual Staff 53 Library 33
Pep Club 3. 43 Class Play 43 Office 4,
of I-IELLER COAL, FEED and SUPPLY, Decatur
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Chorus 1, 2. 3, 43 Twirling 2g Pep
Club 5, 41 Class Vice President 1, 25
Library 53 Rekamemoh 5, 45 Rekame-
moh Program Committee 3, 4g Class
Play 45 Pep Club Vice President 4.
Lvmj, 1111181 .md thy, uerer left a day
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nm' .md 111.1451 lliem Laugh .1 lol.
IU Achievement Algebra Test,
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Hllbffl u-a.f Ilze life of Ibe bookkeep-
lluillyout him the hour would f1e1fer
C-Men's Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Student Man-
ager 3, 43 Basketball 13 Track 2, 3, 4.
Mary if defermined lo ralrla a man:
And frying .the may, rlye will if .the F4171
Library 1, 2, 33 Class Secretary 13 Reka-
memoh 2, 43 Band 23 Chorus 2, 3, 4
Pep Club 3, 43 Annual Staff 43 Reka-
memoh News Reporter 43 Class Play 4.
Lulher l9a.r llze rare ability
To talk aloud in flair and Jlill get by.
FFA 5, 4.
GERBER FURNITURE and UPHOLSTERY, Bluffton, Indiana
Fred har no parlirular rar!
Wfould father' l1a1'e Jereral .fo be ran
go near or far.
Class Play 43 Photography Club 4.
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Elaine Jo ligbl and gay
Doe5n't worry about life problem! for
Twirler 1, 2, 5, 43 Chorus 1, 2, 33 Class
Play 43 Annual Staff 43 Pep Club 3, 43
Rekamemoh Club 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3.
Eugene bar time for everytlsing,
Hurry he :ay.r, nerer won anything.
FFA 1, 2, 3, 4g Student Manager 2, 33
C-Men's Club 2, 3, 43 Photography
"ll"endy'r" pfelly quiet around lbe
girl! .fo maybe, tbafr why be bar joined
C-Men's Club 3, 43 FFA 2, 3, 4g Track
5, 43 Photography Club 4g Chorus 1.
lVilly'f qzziez and fall,
Didn'1 luke afler his brolber in bir
ability to pl.zy bt1.vkelb.1U.
Basketball 1, 23 FFA 3, 4.
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Bur fha r.1n'1 ,reeln fo refill Bo!2'J mil.
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Band 2, 3, 43 Pep
Club 5, 43 Rekamemoh Club 5, 43 Re-
kamemoh Club President 3, 43 Class
Treasurer 13 Hoosier Girls State Del-
E'g2lf6Q Class Play 43 Annual Staff 43
Queen Court 3, 4.
Compliments of SMITH'S SCRAP IRON, Decatur
Bill who ir alzmjr on the go, gen by
zvilb more in .rcbool than what fre know.
Softball 23 FFA lg Class Play 4g Bas-
Kfnnfx Jo qlzief bn! hnppy and gny
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FFA 3, 4.
jim :n.zy .seein liflle around .fbe ref! of
B111 befr a rlmznp af fllfllffbillg Ibe
joker and noire.
Assistant Manager 1, 2, 33 FFA 33 Man-
DEE NIYRON BYERLY
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Becllcr, VAL Bcltlur.
Second row: Ruth Busse, Ronny
Stucky, Loon Habcggcr, Bob Heare,
Third row: junior Nussbaum, jean
Wfeaver, Sherman Arnold, Barbara
Haugk, jack Hendricks.
Fourth row: Norma Conrad, Flos-
sie Baumgarfher, Donald Graber,
Alex Gorb, Paul Hill.
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Vice Preiidezzl w.v.. ...... J ack Hendricks
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Trefzcfnrer ....... .......,... J unior Nussbaum
Spomorf .......... .........A.... M r. Ray and Mr. Erdel
Geared to the steady hum of Adams Central activi-
ties, we juniors moved easily through the increasing
tempo of class responsibility. The school skating
partyg the magazine sales contest Qwe wonljg the
class play, The Hoosier Srlvoolzmzfler, bacelet and
emblem salesg and two class parties have been
Bring on the senior year!
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Last September we Sophomores journeyed
back to school to learn more at good old A.C.
H. S. After greeting our friends we elected
class officers and had our first class party at
In November we sold Adams Central T-
shirts and sweatshirts to the rest of the school.
In March we staged a carnival for the enjoy-
ment of everyone. We then enjoyed our last
class party and dreamed of our junior year.
ZWICK'S FUNERAL HOME and FURNITURE
HOLTHOUSE-SCHULTE 8: CO.
First row: Kenneth Baumgartner,
Marjorie Becher, jim Fisher,
Marylin Roop, Bob Fosnaugh,
Second row: Karen Snyder, Rich-
ard Kaehr, Merlin Habegger, Kay
Heare, jerry Mitchel, Dee Myron
Third row: Harold Dick, Sonja
Schug, Bob Hurst, Arlen Mitchel,
Mary Haugk, Lowell Michaels.
Fourth row: Nancy Shoaf, Albert
Egly, Paul Germann, Carol Eg-
ley, junior Liechty, Bill Kersch-
Fifth row: Larry Lautzenheiser,
Ben Eicher, Dianne Liechty, Car-
olyn Christener, Lee Sprunger,
Sixth row: Geraldine Teeple,
Richard Rowclon, Alan Miller,
Sharon Hirschy, jerry Sprunger,
Seventh row: Paul Gerber, Gene
McKean, Pauline Gerber, Jim
Taylor. Paul Riley, Mary jane
Eighth row: Nancy Parrish, Rich-
ard Landis, jim Weaver, Louise
Simon, Palmer lnniger, Catherine
Ninth row: Gary Ringger, Hugh
Davis, Costa Hike.
Not pictured are: joe Girod,
Lydia Graber, Edward I-lilty,
David Schmidt, Mary Ann
Schwartz and Valentine Shetler.
Compliments of GERBER'S MEAT MARKET, Decatur
and KOHNE DRUG STORE, Decatur
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There were about 57 freshmen about two thirds of whom were boys to form the
foundation of the class to be known 'ts the Adams Centril class of 56 Late in the
fall a party was held in the gym Mr Watson and Miss Beavers were appointed
sponsors. Three of our girls were
chosen second team yell leaders
and before the year was finished,
they were varsity yell leaders.
XY"e form Q1 high percent of the
members of the chorus and the
We, the graduating class of 1953, being of perfect physical and
mental health, fwe hopej and of very, very, unusual intelli-
gence do hereby publish our last will and testament and hope
that everyone will survive their next year of having to be
lonely without us at Adams Central. We are sure that each
heir will make good usage of our many talents and precious
To the faculty, we will that in the future years they will have
a quieter, more dignified. group of seniors than we were this
year of 1953.
To Mr. Reed, our well-liked principal, we do hereby will a
pair of roller skates to make his last minute announcements
to all future classes.
To Miss Beavers, we will a smaller first period study hall
and a class of quiet senior boys.
To Mrs. Reed, we will a more quiet and intelligent bookkeeping
Hubert Isch, will to Patty Beitler my ability to aggravate
To Mr. Collier, we will a new bright red raincoat, so that he
will have it when his green-gray one wears out.
To Mr. Stanley, we will an automatic paper grader, so that he
will quit griping about grading papers.
To Mr. Hedges, we will a new filing system to keep an accurate
record for him of all activities and a -new desk with 20
different drawers to keep everything together.
To Mr. XVatson, we will a Hoosier accent so that we can under-
stand what he is trying to say.
To Mr. Haggard, we will a book of new jokes.
To Mr. Erdel, we will a class who' will laugh as his jokes.
To Mr. Ray, we will a band class who will be able to play
their music the first time they look at it.
To joe Baumgartner, our faithful janitor, we will a new bed
so that he can sleep during his free time at school. This is tc,
be in the furnace room.
I, Virginia Mitchel, will to Shirley Ploughe and Danny Gerber
the ability to play the piano, the baritone and to sing a pretty
tune, hoping that they will follow in my footsteps their
Kay Ratcliff, will my pretty blond hair, and my physique to
last year in school.
I, Arlene Habeggar, will to Nolan Griffiths my quiet ways and
to be able to get along with all my teachers.
I, Coleen I-lirschy, will to Leon I-labegger, my very small fea-
I, Don Dick, will to junior Nussbaum, my ability to play bas-
ketballg and to Carl Bluhm the ability to attract any girl's
I, Don Holloway, will to Ronnie Stuckey, the ability to yell
through the corridors all during my 4 years of high school.
I, Bill Rowdon, will to Bill Ross my curly hair so that he
won't have to get a "Toni" to make it curly.
I, Pat Barger, will my ability to be out of my seat two-thirds
of my time in study hall to Ruth Busse, who should use
my excess active energy.
Eileen Funk, will to Phyllis Mattax, my ways with boys. I
have such a way with them that they are "mad at me one
minute and the next minute they are not."
Elaine Freels, will to -lean Vfeaver and Velma Strahm my
ability to wear a certain "senior boy's" class ring during my
high school years.
Marilyn Durr, will to Barbara Haugk the right to go with any
Senior boy, except one, and also my study hall seat during
my senior year.
Mary Michaels, will my dark eyes and friendly smile to
Lester Egly and Carol Yoder.
jim Brodbeck, will my height and my freckles to Paul Hill.
Leroy Chamness, will my quiet ways to David Ringger.
Walt Osterman, will to Norma Conrad my handsome crew-
cut and my intelligence.
Earl johnson, will to Don Graber my ability to have a
friendly smile, and my "jokes" to Faye Haines.
Ernie Liechty, will my shyness, until I met that freshman
girl, to Bob Steury.
Fred Ehlerding, will to jack Hendricks my ability to flirt
with any girl, and get a dirty look in return.
every teacher l've ever had, and my trying to boss the girls
around to Caro Moser.
Kenny Ehrman, will to Harry Mazelin my perfect posture
and those girls from his class who are always chasing me
Wendel Beer, will my ability to play with my pencils dur-
ing study hall, and to day-dream in my classes, to Dick Long-
Gene Bluhm, will my good nature and my silly laugh to
Willis Nussbaum, will to Juanita Sapp my ability to have my
mind 50 miles away, when asked a question in class,
Luther Heddington, will my ability to whisper aloud to Flos-
sie Baumgartner and to anyone else who wants it.
Lyle Gerber, will my whispering in study hall to Harold
Marvin Taylor, will to Gene l-lindenlang the ability to have
a freshman girl to wear my class ring.
Eugene Weber, will my dark hair and eyes to Carolyn Hirs-
chyg and also my silly answers to teachers' questions to Bob
Roger Longenberger, will to Albert Thompson my ability to
be a good basketball player,
Eddie Nussbaum, will to Raymond Becker my ability to go
steady with the same girl for a long period of time.
ADAMS COUNTY TRAILER SALES, Decatur
W .M A,
just llke two peas m a pod
ust another lecture
Isn't he cute ??
I.et's take a forward glimpse and see what could become of
our classmates of 1953. Well . . . here goes . . .
The year is 1964 and here we are at Monroe, Indiana. Mon-
roe now has a population of 7,000 and the mayor of our fair
city is none other than the honorable jim Brodbeck, who is
doing a fine job of keeping order. Why only last night he
arrested Freddie Ehlerding for driving twenty-two miles an
hour in a twenty mile speed zone. WARNING-BE CARE-
FUL WHILE DRIVING THROUGH MONROE!
Freddie now has his own garage and designs his own cars.
His motto is . . . "If you don't like our design . . . design
It is election time once more and as I glance at my ballot
whose name do I see but Don I-Iolloway's! Don is running for
president on the Democratic ticket. He must have gotten the
ambition in "53" when he was president of the senior class.
And look who is his opponent on the Republican ticket. lt
is Marvin Taylor, Don's former classmate. If he is elected, he
says his cabinet will be composed of women only because he
thinks women have been neglected for generations.
As we leave the town hall we see Mr, and Mrs. Gene Bluhm
who now own a 500 acre farm near Monroe. Mrs. Bluhm, who
was the former Elaine Freels, is now managing a ten-room
home and caring for their four children.
We stopped to ask them about Lyle Gerber, who has just
had a very serious operation performed by Dr. Hubert Isch.
Hubert was assisted by Miss Pat Barger. now a graduate nurse.
Pat and Hubert got along so well in high school that they
decided to combine their talents, and now they are one of
America's greatest surgical teams. They tell us that Lyle is
doing fine and will soon be back at his job as a shoe designer.
They also tell us that Virginia Mitchel and Eddie Nuss-
baum, who were recently married, are building a new ranch
style home in Florida. It is being built by the famous con-
struction company owned by their former classmates-Luther
Hedington and Leroy Chamness. If you wish to have your
house designed by these great architects, you can reach them
at the Empire State Building in New York City.
As we leave the Bluhm's and continue down the street we
meet Wendell Beer, who is home on leave. He tells us that
he has been with the Marines for eight years and is now a
3-Star General. Wendell says that while he was on an inspec-
tion tour of his troops in Japan, they were entertained by Bill
Rowdon and Ernest Liechty, two of the top actors of Holly-
wood. It so happened that one of Hollywood's Talent Scouts
saw their senior class play and offered them a contract.
Further down the street we see Arlene Habegger, the math
teacher at Adams Central. During the summer she assists Walt
Osterman, a famous scientist who recently discovered a new
perfume the girls are all raving about. He is now trying to
find a new way to kiss without spreading germs.
We finally reach our car and what's this we hear on the
radio? That was a joke? . . . It's comedian Don Dick who re-
cently replaced Arthur Godfrey. After Arthur heard Don's pro-
gram he decied he might as well retire while he still could.
Oh, look out! That girl . . . we almost hit her! Why it's
Eileen Funk and she's dressed all in black. When we stop to
see if she is all right she tells us that four days ago her third
husband passed away so she is very sad. But she says that her
good friend The Reverend Willis Nussbaum was a great com-
fort to her because he officiated at the funeral and made all
the arrangements with Earl johnson, "the friendly undertaker."
I hear Earl is building up quite a business for himself. We
express our deepest sympathy to Eileen and continue on our
Well, we finally reach home. Boy, what a day! Who would
have thought so many things could happen in less than twelve
hours! Now for some good music on the radio and we'll be
ready to settle down with the evening paper.
But wait . . . what's this?! It says here that the coach of
Notre Dame, after twelve losses and no victories, has just
resigned. And guess who it was? Yes, it was Eugene Weber,
another classmate of "53."
He states that he might have been able to accept the losses and
the misfortune of losing a player with a broken leg. but when
Roger Longenberger, his star player, decided to quit the team
and marry Marilyn Durr, the famous model, well-that was
just too much for him to take, so he decided to resign.
Marilyn, who became a model soon after graduation, is plan-
ning to leave for a tour through Europe in a few days so she
and Rog decided that this would be a grand place to spend
their honeymoon. Boy, wouldn't it though! '
We also read that Mary Michaels, who recently won the
Miss America contest, has just completed her tour through
South America and will give a lecture at the Community Build-
ing in Monroe tomorrow night on "How to Get and Get Rid
of Boys." That we'll have to hear!
Listen!! Flash suddenly bursts forth from the radio . . .
"We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin
from England. Coleen Hirschy, America's swimming star, has
just completed her swim of the English Channel in the record-
breaking time of three hours, two minutes, and four seconds.
Well I guess that just about takes care of the class of "1953."
Oh, wait, we almost forget two of the most important guys.
The other day when we were in town I saw a notice posted
on the town hall. It said that in a few weeks the city of
Monroe will be entertained by the great Ehrman Circus owned
by Kenny Ehrman. One of the main attractions will be Kay
Ratcliff and his six ferocious lions which he captured himself
in the Australian jungle. They tell me Kenny has quite a show
and that it is rapidly putting Ringling Brothers out of business.
HMM-M-M! I'm sure we'll all enjoy that!
Well, this has been quite a day, hasn't it? I hope you have
enjoyed visiting the class of "53" as much as we have.
Now it is time to say "So long until next year when it will
then be the class of "54."
IDEAL DAIRY BAR
Oh! For Goodness
Never go with the
same one twice
You Don't Say
Give Me Girls or
Give Me Death
Oh! Y0u're Nuts
For Lands Sakes
Oh, My Stars
Move it or Park
You Bet Your
I Don't Know
Better Luck Next
Move it or Park it
Heck with You
Hey You Birds
MII.I.ER'S GROCERY, Decatur
and GOODIN'S MARKET, Decatur
A friend to all
Drive a Cadillac
50,000 Acre Ranch
Go with Girls
Have all the money
Be a Well Adapted
Own a Car
Own a Ranch
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This is the third year for the Rekamemoh Club
with Mrs. Reed as our sponsor. A hayride to Hanna
Nutman Park and a weiner roast was shared with
the FFA boys, and Elaine Freels and Gene Bluhm
were crowned best dressed farmer and his wife. This
year we entered a float in the Halloween Parade.
We also went Christmas Caroling and ended up at
Mrs. Reed's for a Christmas
was enjoyed by the girls and their guests on jan-
This year we. entertained the FHA girls from
Decatur with a Valentine Party and the basketball
boys with a supper. We also helped with style show.
Some of our money making projects were selling
Cookies, bake sale, and selling napkins.
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Top row:.Elaine F., Virginia M., Mary M., Katherine H.,
Norma C., Shirley P., Mrs. Reed, Eileen F., Pat B., and
Second row: Geraldine T., Marilyn D., Pat B., Marinel S.,
Ruth W., Shirley R., Phyllis M., Juanita S., and Ruth B.
Third row: Sharon H., Pauline G., Mary H., Costa H.,
Kay C., Carol E., Marjorie B., Carolyn H., Marilyn R., and
Fourth row: Kay H., Nancy S., Coleen H., Karen S., Flo-
rine H., Carol Y., Elaine S., Velma S., Elaine S., Sonja S.,
Marilyn A., and Patsy U.
DR. F IREOVED
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DON DICK ED NUSSBAUM
BOB HEARE BOB STEURY
Vice Preridenl Rf'P0"fF"
MR, WATSON VUALTER OSTERMAN
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This is the third year for the Adams Central Chap-
ter of Future Farmers of America, This year the
chapter has increased in enrollment and now has
fifty-three members. The first thing the chapter did
was to order various FFA equipment. The chapter
sold subscriptions for the magazine "The Farm."
The chapter was in charge of the Thanksgiving pro-
gram where baskets of food were on display. After
the meeting the food baskets were delivered by mem-
bers of the FFA to various needy families. The
Chapter has organized a basketball team which has
been very successful. The chapter also plans to enter
various district contests.
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First row: Dick Landis, Amos Liechty. Palmer Inniger,
Lee Sprunger. Carl Bluhm, Paul Gerber, Arlen Mitchel,
jim Fisher, Bill Kirschner, and Mr. Wfatson.
Second row: Roger Habegger, jerry Sprunger, Hugh Davis,
jim Taylor, Gordon Snigleton, Fred Ehlerding, Earl john-
son, Richard Kaehr, Alan Miller, and Gene Bluhm.
Third row: Harry Mazelin. Bob Sturdy, Jerry Mitchel, Paul
Germann, Nolan Griffiths, Bob Heare, Harold Arnold,
Walter Osterman, Larry Lautzenheiser, and Roger Longen-
Fourth row: Don Dick, Kenny Ehrman, jack Hendricks,
Marvin Taylor, Luther Hedington, Willis Nussbaum. Leon
Habegger, Wendell Beer, and Dee Myron Byerly.
Fifth row: David Ringger, Ed Nussbaum. Gene Hinden-
lang, Don Holloway, Kay Ratcliff, Eugene Weber, Danny
Gerber, Ronnie Wagley, and Vernon Ratcliff.
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This year is the second year for the Pep Club and Mrs. Reed again sponsored it.
Ruth Mae W.
Patsy U. '
Kay Ann W.
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The girls wore either red or gray skirts, white blouses, and gray hats at all the home "' a
games and the tourneys.
The club with its forty members used motions with some of the yells. They gave the
team their whole-hearted support whether they lost or won.
They have had many compliments on their yells and their appearance.
Not pictured are: Barbara H., Shirley P., Eileen F., Velma S., Marinel S., Karen S.,
Mary M., Marilyn D.
and KENT REALTY, Decatur
Front row: Mr. Reed, Ruth Busse, Shirley P.
Nancy P., Dianne L. Back row: Mary R., Ken
neth F., Alex G., Paul H.. Valentime S., Rich
ard L., David S.
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One of the new clubs organized this
year to enrich the extra curricular activi-
ties at Adams Central was the art club.
Fundamental drawing of landscapes, cone
struction, and still life were phases of art
studied in the past year.
It is the hope of the members that the art club will continue next year, and that more
of the student body will become interested in this worthwhile project.
The Photography Club was organized on December 3, 1952. The following officers
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T1'er1.rln'er .,,. ,.,. lN larvin Taylor
Mr. Collier is our faculty sponsor. The purpose of our club is to learn how to take
better pictures and later on how to develop film and print pictures. We have learned
how a camera works and also how the film is made. The Photography Club has erected
bulletin boards on which some of the pictures taken by the members have been mounted.
Members: Donald B.. John B., Merlin H.,
Harry M.. Don H.. Eugene XV., Raymond B.,
Roger H.. Frederick E.. David H.. XVendell
B., Kay R., Edward N., Marvin T., Mr. Col-
lier and Mr. Erdel, Bob S.
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graph tools, distraught reporters, and nerve-twitching lows: Sherman Arnold, editor-in-chiefg Shirley
deadlines was Adams Centrals first Newspaper, the Ploughe, managing editorg john Bluhm and Carl
Gzzqlroflfzd Gazelle. Bluhm, business manager and assistantg Allen eh
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the classes, sports, and other activities of the high Roddy Beep Sports editor' Florme HZFSCIW7 Shire
school and grade schools in the Adams Central sys- Rupert and Rajmond Bacher feature Writers. NO an
fem' Feature ,columnsx Pefsomlltll Ot, the Month' Griffiths, Marinel Stricker, Ardola Parrish and David
The Imlumng Rfpoffsfw and 'Right Around Schmidt, news reporters: Lester Egly, Leon Habeg er
Schoolnxplus hardhitting editorials with illustrating and Bob Harmon Sports reporters. Faye Haines Bar
cartoons have added sparkle and interest. bam Hdugk dnd Carolyn I-Iirschy, typistsg Mr. Erde
published for the twin purposes of School pub, high school sponsor: Mrs. Hendricks, grade school
licity and developing student journalistic skills, the SPOHSOF-
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There are fifty-eight members in the Adams Central Mixed
Chorus. There is a Girls' Chorus ot' thirty-two members and a
Boys' Chorus of twenty-five members.
The Girls' Chorus furnished music for the Senior Play. The
entire group gave a program for the Farmers Institute and vari-
ous other programs throughout the year and took part in the
county music festival. Complimefzfr of
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jerry S.. Cari B.. Aiien NL. Pnni R.. Howard BL, jim L.. piggy S.. Mgriiyn D.. Par B.
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' d row: Loweii M.. Dick L.. Mary M., Catherine H.. S.. Eiorine H.. Kay H.. Ngiriogric B.. Sharon H., MMV H
1 R., Shiriey R.. Marinei S.. Connie S., Eigine S., Mnriiyn A.. Sonu 5.
Diann L., Mary
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Gary M., Donnie B., Ronnie G. Third
row: Arlen M., Alan M.. Don G.. Larry
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S.. Carolyn C.. Pat B.. hlarinel S.,
First row: Carolyn M.. Marjorie N., Ronnie
S.. Dcchlyron B., Cynthia L. Second row: Son-
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Third row: Karen S.. Flossie S., Paul G.,
Marilyn C., Linda S.
OLD FIRST NATIONAL BANK
NX'M. STEFFEN 8: SON
This year, under the direction of Bob
Ray, the band played at six home games,
and marched in formation of the school
letters. They gave a concert, will be in
the county musical festival, and they also
had entries in the district music contest
at Fort Wfayne, and were fortunate for
the brass choir to win a superior rating,
which enabled them to compete in the
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STUCKY FURNITURE CO
I know I'm not wanted, I'l1 leave
Gee, you boys are really heroes!
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Finders Creepers - SENIOR CLASS
f resented by the Adams Central
Five hundred people watched Fmdeff Creeper., p
Senior Class at the Berne Auditorium, October 28 at 8 P.M.
The play was a mystery comedy by Donald Payton. Bill Rowden and Ernest Liechty,
carrying the leads and portraying thirteen year old boys, did excellent work, according
to Miss Beavers, the director. They were well supported by Arlene I-labegger and Mari-
lyn Durr, as well as Coleen Hirschy, who was delightful as a detective story fan. Fun
and sprithmas was added by Walter Osterman and Pat Barger, who played the older gen-
eration. The stabilizers of the play were partialized by the middle aged Don Holloway
and Virginia Mitchel, rustic humor was added by Freddy Ehlerding and Eileen Funk.
Mystery and surprise were added by Mary Michaels, Lyle Gerber, Gene Bluhm and
Elaine Freels. Earl johnson had a minor part, but did it well.
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Ralph Hartsook, likely young school teacher, is welcomed to the unruly Flat Creek
District school by the prophecy he won't last a week. Turning two practical jokes aimed
at him upon the mischievious students themselves, the young schoolmaster wins the
respect of his pupils. The community remains doubtful of a schoolmaster who doesn't
lick his scholars, however, especially when he lost a spelling contest to Hannah Thomson,
Mrs. Means' bound girl. Urged on by Dr. Small, an early companion of Ralph's, local
prejudice fastens the suspicion of robbery upon him. An unexpected testimony at
Ralph's trial releases him and proves Dr. Small to be the thief, leaving him free to
Twenty-five juniors presented The Hoorier Srboolzmrrfer, adapted by Pauline Phelps
from Eg1eston's classic, at the Berne Auditorium April 10. Members of the cast follow:
Ralph Hmfrmofe ......
H ammo Tbozzzmzz
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Squire Han 'kim ..... ......
Ml7't1llIlt1 Maint .,...,
. Ronald Stuckey
Hank Bmzlfz ........ , .....,.. Bob Heare
Dr, Small .........,,, Gene Hindenlang
Zllfzrllm Hnzvklm .... .............. R uth Busse
Sbgrky -,,,,,,,r,,,, Sherman Arnold
Berry Slmrf ,,,,,..., .,.,, P hyllis Mattox
jinmzy Pemmzz .......
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Ellen Sclvzlulflei' ..
. Norma Conrad
Exlraf for .fpellizzg bee and f01n'Ir00111-Bob Stuery,
junior Nussbaum, Donald Graber, Barbara Haugk,
Carl Bluhm, Faye Haines, Leon Habegger, Carolyn
Hirschy, jean Xlileaver, Carol Yoder, Velma Strahm
Dirwlfwi'-Mr. Paul Erdel
NAGEL'S QUALITY FLOWERS
SPRUNGER LEHMAN Sc CO., Berne
The Student Council of Adams Central High School was
formed and officers were chosen on September 18, 1952. This
is the first attempt of student government of this kind made in
this school. The purpose of the student council is to act as an
intermediate between the student body and faculty.
Some of the activities of the student council were: To operate
the store at the lunch hour. The profits were used to pay for
the rental of films. These films were selected by the student
council. Rules were set up by the student council in regard to
Freshmen and also FFA initiation The student council set up
and carried out the "mock" election for the President and Vice
President of the United States on November 4, 1952. The stu-
dent council also made suggestions in regard to improvement of
the curriculum and the physical plant.
We hope that this form of student government will become a
tradition in Adams Central in years to come.
FIRST STATE BANK
MR. REED .........,...,.,..,. ......... S pomor
DON HOLLOWAX' .... ....... P relidenl
MARYLIN ROOP ...... ., ..... Serrelary
Back row: Lester Egley, jack Hendricks, Don Holloway, Kay Ratcliff.
Front row: Dee M ron B erl , Marvlin Roo , Mr. Reed, Shirley Ruoert.
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October 1-Students went to see
Ground Breaking Ceremony for
new school. Annual Staff
October 2-Teachers and Trustee
party at Geneva.
October 5-OK. Kids, get to
work. Annual staff sells ads at
Decatur. Rekamemoh Club has
hayride with FFA as their
guests. Crowned Gene and
Elaine as King and Queen.
October 7-FFA meeting at Bluffton.
10-Yah Rah! Chose Pat Beitler. Eileen Funk. Don
Holloway and Kay Ratcliff for first team cheerleaders.
Sonia Schug, Marylin Roop and Costa Hike for second
October 14-Annual staff sells ads at Bluffton and Berne.
October 17-Start taking senior pictures.
October l8-High School Day .it Ill.
October 23-24-Teachers Institute. Means no school for
October 27-Dress rehearsal for Senior Play.
October 28-You're on! Senior Play was given. '--
October 31-Uh! Run. Oh, never mind, it's only the senior proofs.
November 1-Had first basketball game
November 7-Got beat by Geneva 55-55.
November 11-Got beat by Monmouth.
Compliments of THE FAIR STORE and THE CLOTHES SHOP, Berne, Indiana
10-Had film for whole school. Very good! 4
13-Smile pretty. Take pictures of underclassmen.
14-Seniors start scrap drive.
September 2-Here we are, ready to start our first clay of school.
September 4-No work. get out of school for State Fair.
September 8-Election of class officers. Don Holloway's senior president.
September 9-What's the juniors flashing their hands around for? Oh, I see,
they got their class rings. RS8rM gets privilege of taking senior pictures.
September 10-Won softball game with Lancaster. That's the way boys!
September 11-Some of the students get field trip to Soya
September 12-Won softball game with Petroleum. Boy,
are we good!
September 15-Seniors choose class play. "Finders Creep-
September 16-juniors and Seniors start magazine sale.
September 17-Rekamemoh Club elects officers.
September 18-Student Council formation.
September 25-Gee, who's that?
September 25-W'on s o f t b a l l
game with Monmouth.
September 29-Sophomores have
class party at CCC Camp.
September 30- OOps! What
happened boys? Lost softball
game to Monmouth.
with Bryant. Lost!!!
You have to do better than that, boys. X'
january 15-Basketball tourney
opens. Vile lost to Geneva
January 19-Geneva came over
to celebrate the tourney
January 27-Farmers Institute.
January 28-Voted for Cen-Trail Queen. Won ballgame ,
January 30-Beat Hartford. Keep it up boys.
February 3-Home Ec girls go to Fort XX"ayne on Field
Trip. Did you see that diamond on Pars finger? XXfOW! !!
February 4-Geneva bear us 68-63. N
18-36 more days till Christmas.
19-Freshmen have class party.
21-Got beat by jefferson.
game with Pleasant Mills. Lost. This is getting to be a habit.
-Beat Chester Center 63-44. Yeh! Rah! Team!
December 2-Seniors order name cards and announcements.
December 5AX'X'on ball game with Hartford.
December 4-P. T. A. game at Monmouth.
December 5-juniors have class party.
December S-Juniors have skating party. Oh, my aching
December llgfnderclassmen get pictures. Hey, not bad.
December ll-Here we go again. Got beat by Commodores.
XY'hat happened to your hair Donnie?
December l6A5eniors get pictures.
December 17-We beat Rockcreek.
December 24-Speech class gave .1 fine play "Good Will
Toward XVomen." School out for Christmas vacation.
"Merry Christmas. everyone."
january 7-RSSM takes activity
pictures. Lost game to Monroe-
january 8-No school because of
anuary 9-Still too much ice.
Cancelled game with Jeffer-
anuary 10-Drew Geneva for
February 5-juniors and Seniors went to Decatur for T.B. l' 'Ti' i
February 6-Virginia is Cen-Trail Queen. Lost our ballgame
to Pleasant Mills.
February 7-Paul Riley, Allen Lehman. Virginia Mitchel, Larry Schwartz, jim
Izobsiger, Lowell Michaels and Carl Bluhm all received Superior rating in
the music contest at Fort XX'ayne.
February 11-Commodores defeated us 60-50.
February 15-Ballgame with Monmouth. Lost again.
February 16-Annual Staff works at Mrs. Reed's house on annual. Q '. 'yfa
February 19-We drew Monmouth for the Sectional. 2
ARNOLD LUMBER and SUPPLY CO, FERRIS BOWERS JEWELRY, Decatur
February 20-Won ballgame with Jefferson.
February 21-Wfe defeat Petroleum.
February 25-Basketball boys went to Decatur to practice for the Sectional
February 24-Sectional starts. Monmouth beat us.
March 16-P.T.A. entertains basketball boys with a supper.
March l9vRekamemoh entertains basketball boys with a banquet After the
dinner a movie was shown to the boys, Decatur F.F.A., and Rekamemoh
March Z7-Donkey Basketball Game.
April 10-junior Play was given. You did wonderful, kids!!
April 1-4-F.F.A. Contest at Purdue.
April 7-F.F.A. Father and Son Banquet.
April 20-Home EC girls give style show at P.T,A.
April 25-District Poultry and Crop judging.
May 9-Seniors leave on trip.
Everyones all excited.
May 16-Seniors return home
May 17fB.1ccalaureate Service.
May 22-This is it, So Long.
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ROGER LONGENBERGER-3 y e a r
varsity, Senior Forward, "Co-Captain,"
Dependable for getting his share of
points. feared for his deadly set shots
and drives on the basket.
WALTER OSTERMAN-I year varsity
player, Senior Guard, very efficient in
the art of guarding with the personal-
ity and attitude of a player you like to
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EDWARD NUSSBAUM-1 year var-
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working playerg an effective offensive
or defensive replacement.
ROBERT HEARE-1 year varsity, Jun-
ior Guard, a vastly improved fireball
on offense and defense, after being
elevated from the reserve team he is
developing into a very versatile player.
GENE BLUHM-1 year varsity, Senior
Center, a worthy substitute in the pivot
position, aggressive in play and deter-
mined at shooting.
DON DICK-2 year varsity, Senior
Forwardg a steady improved player who
has developed into a rugged rebounder
and a good shooting artist.
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jUNlOR NUSSBAUM-1 year varsity,
junior Guard, "Co-Captainf' a good
ball handler and quick thinking play-
malceryg has shown a fine display in
leadership of team play.
BILL ROSS-Displayed some good tal-
ent plaving on the reserve team. He
was carried as a reserve on the varsity,
but failed to see action. XY'e expect to
see him rise to the varsity for next
RODDY BEER-1 year varsity. 5OPh'
omore Forvvurdg has progressed rapidly
and effectively in rebounding and follow
up shootingg needs a shot of nerve ser-
TOM HOFFMAN-He participated ad-
equately in part of reserve gamesg has
been hampered by illness and injury
frequently this season. XY'e expect to see
him in varsity action next year.
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HAROLD ARNOLD-1 year varsity,
junior Guardg shifty versatile dribbler,
drives hard on the basket. shoots a very
effective set shot.
-IACK HENDERICKS-l year varsity.
junior Center, aggressive at rebound-
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effective in protecting the defensive bas-
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Left to right: J. Nussbaum, H. Arnold, B. Heare, G. Bluhm, R, Beer, T, Hoffman, Coach Stanley,
D. Dick, J. Hendricks, E. Nussbaum, R. Longenberger. XV. Osterman, B. Ross, Student Managers,
H. Isch, J. Brodbeck.
The Greyhound varsity basketball team came
through the season with a relatively smaller percent
of wins than last year, winning seven and losing
The team began the season with themselves always
on the short end of the game. But in the latter part
of the season the Greyhounds began showing much
improvement and the number of wins increased.
With Roger Longenberger being the only regular
back this year, lack of experience proved to be one
of our defeating factors. But next year with jack
Hendricks, Harold Arnold, junior Nussbaum, Bob
Heare, Roddy Beer, Bill Ross and Tom Hoffman our
team should win lots of respect.
We think that our boys did a swell job this year
under the direction of our coach, Max Stanley, who
did his job very well as coach. Good luck from the
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Top IOW, left to right: john Bluhm. Allen Lehman, Larry Lautzenheiser. Coach Stanley, Kenneth
Baurngartner, jim Taylor. Bottom row: 'lim Brodbeck. jerry Sprunger, Albert Egly, Bill Ross, Tom
Hoffman, David Liby, Dee Myron Byerly and john Rowdon.
The second team this year had a fair regular season record, winning 10 games and
losing 8. They also were defeated in 2 tourney games. The regulars were Bill Ross, john
Rowdon, Albert Egly, Dee Myron Byerly and Tom Hoffman. This year's squad carried
five freshmen who should be valuable to the varsity team in future years.
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The junior high enjoyed a suucessful season win- ant Mills 38-2-ig Berne 2-i-17g Pleasant Mills 57-22g
ning 12 out of their 16 games played. The county Hartford -16-591 Monmouth 28-223 Geneva 45-235
junior high tourney remains to be played. St. joe 34-21g Popular Grove -12-19 and Hartford
. . . . 29-1-1 in the invitational tourney.
The team played in an invitational tourney at
Berne on january 2-1. They defeated Hartford 29 to Games lost by the junior high team: Geneva 29-165
14 in the afternoon but lost a hard fought champion- Hartford 32-30 Qovertimejg Berne 32-30 Qovertimejg
ship game to Berne 26-23. and Berne 26-23 in the invitational tourney.
Games won by the junior high team: Monmouth The season shooting percentage is .279 and the
32-183 jefferson 52-255 Popular Grove -48-195 Pleas- foul shooting percentage is .381.
and Mary Lou Ehrsam Jacquie S iqrleen Freels
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Front row: Leon H., Edward N., Roddy B., Tom H., Gene B., Don H., Kay R., -lack H.. Bill R.,
and Albert E.
Back row: Hubert I., Managerg Walter O.. Harold A.. Don D.. Coach Max Stanley. Roger L.,
Sherman A., Robert H., Dee Myron B., junior N., Jim B., Manager.
Our softball team retained their high percentage of wins this yearg winning six of
the eight games played. The team was awarded the county trophy. It will be kept perma-
nently by the high school, due to the fact that the Adams County Softball League has
been dissolved and we were the last school to have possession of the trophy upon disso-
lution of the League.
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Central ........ ......... 1 9 Lancaster ......
Central ........ ......... l 8 Petroleum
Central ........ ......... 2 Hoagland ....
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Central ........ ..... 9 Monmouth .....
Central ........ ......... 2 O Petroleum ....
Central ,,.,,., ,,,,.,,.. 9 Monmouth .....
Central ........ ......... 1 3 Alumni .......
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The election ot the Cen-Trail queen and attendants is done by the student DOG first
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oosing five girls from the junior and Senior classes and from this group of five,
another election was held to determine which girl would reign as queen. February 6,
the student body met in the gym for a special program, consisting of music and a movie,
during the' program Eddie Nussbaum representing the basketball boys crowned Virginia
Mitchel as the Cen-Trail Queen of 1953 A Cen Trail will b '
. - e given to her as a gift. The
attendants were: Pat Barger, Eileen Funk, Marilyn Durr and Elaine Freels.
On Oct. 3 the Rekamcmoh Club entertained the
F.F.A. with a hayride and Wiener roast. During the
evening the judges chose Gene Bluhm and Elaine
Freels as farmer and wife.
The couple was judged on who looked the most
like a farmer and his wife.
STEFFEN IMPLEMENT COMPANY
and TEEPLE TRUCK LINES, Decatur
DON HOLLOXVAY and
L. ANSPAUGH STUDIOS
CENTER ICE CREAM
DECATUR AUTO SUPPLY
DECATUR DRY CLEANERS
DECATUR MUSIC HOUSE
MAZELIN'S HEATING SERVICE
TREON POULTRY MARKET
LEE HARDXWARE CO.
HOLTHOUSE DRUG STORE
H, P, SCHMIDT PACKING CO.
SUTTON'S IEWELRY STORE
STEFFEN MOTOR SALES
BURKE'S STANDARD SERVICE
R. E. ALLISON
SUDDUTH MEAT MARKET
COMMUNITY OIL AND SERVICE
RICH 84 LIECHTY BARBER SHOP
CLIFF NUSSBAUM BICYCLE SHOP
FERN'S DRESS SHOP
MENNONITE BOOK CONCERN
DIERKES IMPLEMENT SALES
BEN SPRUNGER SHOES
I. G, A. STORE
MADGES HOME LUNCH
KAEHR HINMAN MILKER SALES
STUCKY DEPARTMENT STORE
BAHNER'S BARBER SHOP
MONROE METHODIST CHURCH
MR and MRS RALPH FREELS
MR and MRS ROGER BLUHM
MR. and MRS. HAROLD SCHXVARTZ
MR and MRS FLOYD REED
MR and MRS LESTER ADLER
MR and MRS. DAN STRIKER
MR and MRS PAUL LOBSIGER
MR and MRS DANIEL C. LANTZ
MR and MRS RAYMOND CRIST
MR and MRS OTTO LONGENBERGER
MR and MRS JOHN REED
MR and MRS DOYLE COLLIER
MR and MRS KARL RAY
MR and MRS ROBERT RAY
MR and MRS. RENE BRANDT
MR and MRS MELVIN LIECHTY
MR and MRS HAROLD BARGER
MR and MRS GENE HIKE
MR and MRS FLOYD ARNOLD
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